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, ?A war of extermination of
Christians has been declared by the
Mohammedan priests of Morocco.
Thousands of fanatics are gathering
against the Spanish. The belief
is expressed that Mulal Hafld is
backed by Oermany to extend her
dominion in Morocco. Moroccan
women and children are being removed
inland away from the lm-?
pending battle at Melllla.
C!/v??*KAm Annolonhlun Oond
" A IIO QVUWllcan
Road's convention, embracing Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Qeorgla and Tennessee, was called to
order at Ashevllle, N. C., at 11
o'clock last Tuesday morning by Mr.
Joseph Hyde Pratt, president of the
North Carolina Good Roads' association.
Among those present at the
first meeting were: Governor W. W.
Kitchin, Mayor John A. Campbell,
Commissioner of Agriculture W. A.
Graham, Commissioner of Labor and
Printing M. L. Shipman, Mr. Bennehan
Cameron, president of the National
Agricultural society, Prof. W.
C. Rlddick, highway commissioner,
W. L. Spoon, Col. Sol Gallert, Mr.
P. H. Hanes and Dr. A. Cheatham of
North Carolina; E. J. Watson, commissioner
of agriculture of South
Carolina, and Mr. F. H. Hyatt, president
of the South Carolina Good
Roads' association, Mr. Henry A.
n">?n nrAHident of the Tennessee I
Good Roads' association. The object
of the meeting Mr. Pratt said,
was to provide ways and means for
the construction of 500 miles of improved
roads In the Appalachian
mountains with connecting roads
leading to the Piedmont region of the
states Interested. The convention
met In the Ashevllle auditorium.
? Galveston, Tex., Oct. 7: A deal
has just been closed whereby 250,000
acres of land have been sold to
a syndicate representing British and
German spinners who propose growing
cotton for direct shipment to
Liverpool and Berlin spinner*
Agents for the syndicate hold options
on more than 50,000 acres
more. While the price is not announced,
the consideration Is said
to be about $4,000,000. The land is
situated In Webb, La Salle, Frisco
and Medina counties In southwest
Texas, convenient to the railroads
and close to several German settlements.
The cultivation of the land
will be mainly by German farmers.
The plan Is to colonize the cotton
growers In small settlements In the
center of sections containing about
5,000 to 8,000 acres and the cotton
crops will be pledged to the spinners
and shipped direct to them.
This project has been considered for
several years, but it is the first
time the spinners actually have
bought land in the United States.
The Farmers' union has fought the
movement for three years. The spinners
declared it a stroke of economy
on their part and argue that the
growers who sell cotton direct to
them will make bigger profits than
under the present system.
? Washington, October 5: The coming
congress must meet a situation
born of the panic of 1907, when the
issue of clearing house certificates by
the government to supply sufficient
currency to meet the demands of the
business interests of the country was
necessary, although America's coffers
were overflowing with gold.
Foremost among the various projects
that have been advanced as a
proper solution of the government's
problem stands the proposed national
central bank. As it is the common
belief that it will form the basis of
the curative legislation to be recommended
by the monetary commission
and because President Taft, in his
recent Boston speech, signified his
own favorable disposition towards
the project, it is timely to disclose to
the public what is believed to be in
the minds of the president and the
eighteen members of the monetary
commission when they refer to the
central bank. "A bank of the people
and for the people," is the definition
of this institution made by George
H. Reynolds, president of the
American Bankers' association in
his Chicago speech. He pointed out
that the people were to be the stockholders,
for any one would be privileged
to buy the bank stock just as
he might a government bond. A
small interest on such an investment
would be guaranteed by the governmert;
any earnings more than sufficient
to pay the guaranteed Interest
would be shared by the government
and by the stockholders. Political
control of the great bank would be
made extremely difficult by the life
appointment of the officers. Integrity
of operation would be assured
by a board of supervisors, appointed
by tiie president, the secretary of the
treasury and the comptroller of the
currency (subject to the approval of
the senate) for alternate terms of at
least eight years to bridge over political
mutations. It is not intended
that the central bank should support
the credit of the nation. If the national
government needs funds, it
must continue to borrow money by
sale of bonds.
? In a speech in which he declared
the hope of this country lay in compulsory
military service with a permanent
system of drafting young
men Into the army, Lieut. Gen. Adna
R. Chaffee, retired, addressed the
closing session of the National Guard
convention at Sacramento, Cal., recently.
He declared that fifty or
sixty thousand young men should be
drawn by lot every year for compulsory
military service and the same
number retired into a reserve until
the reserve had 500,000 trained men
ready at any moment to be called to
the colors. Lieut. Gen. Chaffee also
spoke with cutting sarcasm against
the modern idea of going to war
with aeroplanes and automobiles. "I
guess," he said, "that when war
comes you will have to take a pack
on your back and hoom it through
the mud as we did." Coming from
the former head of the army, this
radical stand for conscription made
a profound sensation. His speech
followed a scarcely less interesting
incident. The resentment that many
national guardsmen feel toward the
new government policy of holding
immense annual maneuvers burst out
in a hot and exciting debate. The
protest has been smouldering
throughout the entire session. Lieut.
Gen. Chaffee In the course of his address
said: "I believe very little in
this aeroplane business. I don't believe
aeroplanes are ever going to win
a war. And I hold the same opinion
of automobiles. If ever we are to
have an adequate army to defend this
country it must be by compulsory
military service, I will venture to
say that an army of 200,000 could be
maintained at what It now costs to
maintain our army of 70,000. Every
citizen owes it as a duty to contribute
his military service. Compulsory service
would bring the army straight
home to the hearts of the people.
Your son would be with the colors
and mine would be. It would raise
our appreciation of the army. We
would get men of good quality. The
result of compulsory service would be
to wipe out this awful disgrace of
from seven to ten per cent of desertions
every year."
?hc llorkiillc (Enquirer.
-> -a V/M.b??lllo
Uiiiicrcu ai mc ruaiuuicc in iuhitiu?
as Mall Matter of the Second Class.
The action of Judge Aldrlch in reversing
his own decision in the matter
of the jurisdiction of mayors in
dispensary cases, shows that his honor
is made of the right kind of stuff. It
is the rule of most men who make
mistakes to stick to them; but when
really able and honest men find they
are mistaken, they say so at once,
without waiting to be made to do so.
The claims of the North Carolinians
as to the overshadowing importance
of the part their ancestors played in
the battle of King's Mountain Is simply
ridiculous. There is no doubt of
the fact that a large army of patriots
came out of what was then western
North Carolina to fight the battle of
King's Mountain, but most of them
were South Carolinians who had fled
that aootlnr ruthar than surrender
or take British protection. There were
lots of North Carolinians In the battle,
perhaps as many North Carolinians as
there were South Carolinians; but
there is no reasonable question of the
fact that the South Carolinians contributed
as much to the victory as did
the North Carolinians.
Wilbub Wright gave the New
Yorkers something to think about last
waaIt nrhon ha nnletlv refused to flv
on Sunday. He had been engaged under
contract to help furnish sensations
for the Hudson-Fulton celebration;
but he took care to stipulate In advance
that there was to be no flying
on Sunday. The wind had been contrary
during a good part of the time,
and when on Saturday there was a
prospect for a better wind on Sunday,
they asked Wright about it; but they
could not induce him to humor them.
He went up on Monday and sailed
from Governor's Island to Grant's
tomb and back, a distance of about
twenty miles in forty minutes.
And one of the greatest lessons to
be learned from King's Mountain, is
that it yet remains for the people of
this country to establish the liberty
that W8.S won on that historic battlefield.
Previous and up to King's
Mountain, the daily walks of the people
of this country were Influenced
more by physical force than by any
other consideration, and the real Issue
of the battle was whether men Bhould
have the right to life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. These rights
were being withheld not only from the
people of America, but the people of
the world, and King's Mountain helped
to establish them as they had not been
established before. But as has been
said with truth and more than once,
eternal vigilance Is the price of theBe
things, and the responsibility of the
people of this county is as great as it
has ever been. Right, justice and
truth are concrete quantities today,
as they have ever been, and they are
In just as much need of defense. Men
who shirk their sacred duty as citizens
In the home, at the ballot box
and In the legislative halls, are no better
than the sneaking Tories of old,
who sided with the British In their
efforts to enslave themselves and their
fellow citizens.
Some Recent Teste at the Sub-Station
at Summerville.
Down at Summerville, in Dorchester
county, at the substation of the
South Carolina experiment station,
says the Columbia correspondent of
the News and Courier, a lot of work
is being done of a practical nature under
the direction of Prof. J. N. Harper.
Some time ago the Southern
Railway company gave three hundred
acres of land at Summerville to be
used for experiment purposes. The
land was cleared and drained. The
iraci was woooea, anu wunin tne pasi
year experiments have been made for
the purpose of determining the best
methods of fertilization for the coastal
plains of the state, and the best fertilizer
for the different kinds of crops
grown in that section. Experiments
have already been made in the Piedmont
section with some excellent results.
Recently Prof. A. G. Smith of the
United states bureau of plant industry,
and Prof. Harper went down to Summervllle
for the purpose of harvesting
the corn grown on the farm.
The following is the data gathered
from the corn experiment:
Plot 1, yield 13.2 bushels.
Plot 2, acid phosphate, nitrogen fertilizer,
yield 32.3 bushels.
Plot 3, potash fertilizer, yield 15.4
Pint A nnttnn ooorl moo 1 nitrnaon
fertilizer, yield 13.9 bushels.
Plot 5, yield 12.1 bushels.
Plot 6, acid phosphate, potash fertilizer,
yield 24.5 bushels.
Plot 7, nitrogen, cotton seed meal,
phosphate fertilizers, yield 29.8 bushels.
Plot 8, cotton seed meal, nitrogen,
potash fertilizers, yield 18.7.
Plot 9. phosphate, nitrogen, cotton
seed meal, potash fertilizers, yield 33.1
Plot 10, yield 14.8 bushels.
Acid phosphate was applied at the
rate of 384 pounds per acre. Nitrate
of soda 72 pounds per acre. Cotton
seed meal 96 pounds per acre. Muriate
of potash 48 pounds per acre.
A study of this table will show that
potash, when used in connection with
the other fertilizers, produce but very
littlp inpppasp AMfl nhosnhate swms
to be the deficient element in the soil.
In plot 8, where no acid phosphate was
used, a yield of 18.7 bushels was secured.
Plot 9, treated in the same
way, with the addition of acid phosphate,
yielded 33.1 bushels, or an increase
of 14.4 bushels was due to the
application of acid phosphate. The
acid phosphate applied costs 52.69, and
at 75 cents a bushel. Ammonia It produced
519.80 worth of corn. Nitrate
of soda was more Important than potash,
but not a important as acid
A further study of the experlme
will show that acid phosphate Is nee
ed first of all. ammonia second, a
potash but very little in the coasl
plain region.
Further experiment in fertilizi
upon different crops may show diffe
ent results, but this experiment sho^
rather conclusively that too mu
potash is not profitable and that ve
little if any is needed in the coast
plain soil. From the experiments ca
ried on in the Piedmont section and
Summervllle, it is believed that met
ods of fertilizing can be worked o
so that much of the expenditure f
fertilizers now being made by t
farmers can be eliminated.
Calvin Ballard, white, unmarri;
shot his brother William, to death
Dixie, La., Tuesday, becayse the la
ter slapped a mulatto who lived <
Calvin's place....A serious revolutli
is in progress in the republic of Par
quay Imports into the Unit
States for the first month under t
new tariff law, totaled $117,000,0(
against $91,000,000 for the same mon
of last year President Taft w
recommend to the next session of coi
gress the establishment of a nation
bureau of health to be under the si
pervislon of the United States goveri
ment The United States circv
court of appeals at Chicago on Tue
day, handed down a decision conflrr
ing the decree of the lower court sei
fencing John R. Walsh, a banker,
five years in the Federal prison at Fo
Leavenworth, Kan., for mlsapplyir
the funds of his banks.... Chang Ch
Tung, grand councilor of China, di<
Tuesday of cancer....It is estimate
by railroad officials at Pittsburg, Pi
that there are not now as many i
25,000 idle freight cars in the Uniti
States, as compared with 413,000 <
April 29, 1908 A great prairie fl
has been raging in western Canada f
the past ten days. Several lives ha1
been lost and property valued at mo
than $2,000,000 has been destroyed..
Former Judge Henry Dewey of Bo
ton, an independent candidate for gm
ernor of Massachusetts, made an a<
dress of twelve hours length on Bo:
ton Common last Sunday. His sul
Ject was, "The Established Religion i
the States." Lee Oliver, 15 yea
old, who killed Dr. Allen S. King i
Morgan City, La, last May, has be<
acquitted of the charge at FranKii
The doctor had wronged Oliver's at:
ter and refused to marry her. T1
boy's defense was the "unwritten law
....Governor Hughes' crusade again
race track gamblers of the tracks
the vicinity of New York city, has n
suited in the indictment of thlrt:
three persons, including a number <
policemen... .Solomon and John Co
Her, father and son, are under arre
at Blrchy Cove, N. Y., for the murdi
of Mrs. Collier, wife and mother, who
they threw over a high cliff A<
mlral Seymour, commander of tl
British squadron which has been tal
Ing part in the Hudson-Fulton cell
bratlon, will leave New York on Fr
day on board his flagship, Inflexibl
and will endeavor to break the recoi
of the Mauretania across the Atlantl
Corleton Baker, a Phlladelph
butcher, died Sunday afternoon fro
anthrax, a mouth and foot disea
which affects cattle John Mai
gels, a high diver, broke his neck In
97-foot dive into a shallow tank i
San Francisco, Cal., Monday night..
The new United States battleship
Arkansas and Wyoming:, 26,000 ton
are to be equipped with Parsons' tu
bine engines.
? Charleston News and Courie
Mr. P. W. Dawson has come back i
his old home in Charleston on a ss
mission and will be here for a day <
so. He bears some striking: resen
blances to his father, Capt. F. W. Dav
son, who made The News and Cou:
ier. Mr. Dawson has recently ri
turned from Africa, whither he wai
with Mr. Roosevelt as the represei
tatlve of the United Press, with whit
great news-gathering association 1
has been connected as its Europea
correspondent in Paris for a numbi
of very interesting and progress^
years. He will probably rejoin M
Roosevelt in Uganda and comple
the hunting trip with him. It is tl
wish of the former president thi
he shall do so. Mr. Dawson speal
In enthusiastic terms of the grei
hunter with whom he has been 1
Intimate touch since he went '
Africa, his charming manners, h
good fellowship, his unaffected bea
lng and his fine marksmanship. ?
has been with Mr. Roosevelt sever
times in the field and had been in
pressed with his perfect coolness I
time of danger. Never flurried ar
never worried, he had always aim?
with the utmost deliberation even i
charging a lion coming with tl
speed of an express train and hs
never missed his mark. He hf
talked with Mr. Roosevelt with tl
greatest freedom about all sorts <
questions, and had ever found hi
entirely sincere in his statements ar
an all-round bully good fellow. M
Dawson has formed a very clo
friendship for Kermlt Roosevelt, ar
regards him with sincere affectio
Of course, he does not give awt
any of the things that ought not
be spoken of, such as Mr. Roosevell
plans for the future and Mr. Roos
velt's views on public and politic
questions. He enjoyed his stay wil
the Roosevelt party in Africa in
mensely, the splendid life out in tl
open, the sights and scenes of a ne
country, and was impressed by tl
wonderful material resources ar
industrial opportunities of the lar
that has not yet been touched by tl
genius of our civilization. He w
return, If possible, to Mr. Rooseve
and will finish his work in Afric
Mr. Dawson, as noted, is the Par
manager of the United Press and hi
made some notable "scoops" aa th<
are called in the newspaper worl
and his reports of the African hui
have been admittedly the best ar
most consistent that have been se:
out of the Jungles. Besides his new
paper work, Mr. Dawson has ma<
his mark in literature, having a
ready published two novels, "T1
Scar" and "The Scourage," and hi
just finished the manuscript of anotl
er book, which will shortly be plac<
in the hands of his publishers. I
also has other work in view, a boc
on Africa, possibly, which will pla<
him in the front rank of the litera
workers and win for him the distin
tion which he covets and to whl<
his brilliant talents entitle him.
? Columbia Record: The Ber
helm Distilling company's $30,000 1
way of restitution to the state f
overcharges to the state dispensa:
as a result of the attorney genera!
and the dispensary commission's a
tlvlty. has gotten here In cold ca:
and has been placed In the hands
the state treasurer by Chairman Mu
ray, to be held until the commissU
gets In position to distribute all tl
moneys coming to it. Dr. Murray
anxious to put the finishing touch
on the winding-up business as so<
as possible, but It will be sever
weeks yet before the money can 1
paid out.
d- ,
First National Bank, Yorkvllle?Saye
ng that with all the protection you can
ir- Klve your money, it Is never safe
tvd about the home. Put In the bank,
ch It solicits your business,
ry First National Bank, Sharon?Telle
tal you that its deposits have grown to
,r- over $32,000 in less than thirty days
at and cites this fact as an evidence
h- of its customers' confidence,
ut Star Drug Store?Remarks that fat!
or painting is winter protection, espehe
daily if you use Acme Quality paint
See sixth page for particulars.
I KOyai rJtUUHK ruwuer, <^u., lieu iuii
?On the sixth page grive some pertinent
facts about Royal baking
?d, powder.
at Thomson Co.?Talks about "October,
t bargain month," and gives a lot ol
Interesting store news about shoes,
on clothing, coat suits, etc.
on J. R. Porter, Enquirer Office?Wants to
a_ rent a four or five room cottage by
. November 1st.
ed W. Q. Brown, Filbert No. 1?Has a
he quantity of pure Rust Proof seed
)0, oats for sale at 75 cents a bushel.
th Hemdon & Gordon?Make a few incidental
remarks about the King's
111 Mountain celebration and pertinent
n- remarks about groceries, hardware,
al etc.
Yorkvllle Hardware Co.?Can supply
you with all kinds of farm tools,
n~ Including shovels, picks, mattocks,
lit etc., as well aB handles for these
ii- On* of the horse traders complained
to last Monday that it was the dullest
rt October salesday he had ever known,
ig He thought the people who usually
lh came to Yorkvllle to trade had surely
id remained at home picking cotton, so
id they could go to the celebration at the
a., battleground on Thursday,
as It is said that more than a hundred
id people had to walk from Grover to the
>n battleground yesterday for lack of
re transportation facilities, while at
ur King's Mountain there stood empty
tre at least forty vehicles that did not
re have passengers. Hundreds and hun
.. dreds of people, of course, went from
s. both places; but the transportation
ir- facilities at Grover were more limited.
]. Of course the subscribers of The
g. Enquirer did not expect anything else
j. than a full report of the celebration
of at King's Mountain yesterday, and
rs equally, of course, the publishers canat
not claim unusual credit for having
;n met requirements, a thing they are
n. naturally expected to do; but we beg
3- leave to remark that there is not a
ie weekly or semi-weekly newspaper In
North Carolina that would have hanrit
died such an event in its own county on
in the scale that this celebration has
e- been handled by The Enquirer.
/. *
1- ?People have been paying their
at debts right along during the past two
er weeks and trade has been fine.
m ?Mr. T. W. Speck's show windows
are attracting considerable attention on
ie account of their unusual beauty.
c" ? The macadam work on North Con
s" gresa street is nearly completed, and
as has been remarked before, It is
le- something to be proud of.
r<* ? The renewal of the telephone syslC
tern is progressing nicely, and there
la is no question of the fact that Superm
lntendent Babington is making good
se his promise to give the town a system
second to none.
a ?Yorkville was almost deserted yesat
terday, and there was but little bus
iness. There was no general closing
8- of the business houses; but most of
IS- the business people and clerks went tc
r" the battleground. And it was just as
well, because nearly all the people upqn
whom they were dependent for busir:
ness were at the mountain,
to ,
Mrs. J. B. Bowen of Spartanburg,
v_ is visiting relatives in Yorkville.
p. Miss Violet Dobson of Yorkville. is
e_ spending a few days with relatives at
? T,rzahDr.
E. S. Abney of Blythewood, is
>h visiting Riev. and Mrs. O. M. Abney in
je Yorkville.
n Miss Mary Dobson of Yorkville,
left last week for a visit to friends at
*e St. George
Mrs. L. W. Perrin of Abbeville, is
te visiting Mrs. J. K. Alston and other
relatives In Yorkville.
at Mrs. S. M. McPie of Brevard, N.
C., is visiting her mother, Mrs. S. C.
t Ashe, in Yorkville.
Miss Jessie E. Courtney of Lenoir,
N. C., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. C.
. Wilborrt, in Yorkviile.
8 Mrs. H. H. Beard of Columbia, is
her daughter, Mrs. Paul N.
al Moore in Yorkviile.
^ Mr. Joe Rose of Leesville, is vlslt,
lng his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
. Rose in Yorkviile.
)d Miss Mamie Smith of Hickory
at Grove, is visiting relatives and
friends in Gaffney.
d Miss Bertha Rhinehart of Forest
. City, N. C., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
1 J. W. McFarland on Yorkviile No. 3.
^ Messrs. William Banks of the Columbia
State and L. M. Green of the
Charleston News and Courier, covered
T'r*I?-? AAromnnlaa fnr
lilt* n.1115 a iuuuuiaiii vciviiiuiii&o *.v?*
their respective papers.
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. White, who have
been vlsltlngr relatives and friends In
n' the Sharon, Hickory Grove and Smyrna
* neighborhoods, passed through York,?
vllle Wednesday on their return to
-S their home near Statesvllle, N. C.
B" Because of the serious Illness of
al Miss Pearl Wallace, his efficient clerk,
^ Auditor Hunter has been very much
ie delayed in the matter of getting his
w duplicate ready for Treasurer Neil;
but as the result of a lot of night
work In both offices, the tax books will
ie be in shape for all who may desire to
111 get their receipts on October 15.
lit ,
ay The following extract from an act
d, passed March 1909 on the shipment
of liquor may not only be of interim
est but It may prove helpful to the
s- officers whose duty It Is to enforce
ie the law, and who are trying to enl'"
force It:
^ "Section 238. Any officer, agent or
employee of any railroad company,
J(j express company or other common
je carrier, who shall knowingly deliver
)k or cause to be delivered to any perce
son other than the person to whom
? It has been consigned, unless upon
c* the written order In each Instance of
the bona fide consignee, or to any
fictitious person or to any person
under a fictitious name, any splrltu
ous, vinous, mauea, iermeniea, or
other Intoxicating liquor of any
kind, which has been shipped from
jy one state, territory or district of the
or United States, or place non-contigury
ous to but subject to the Jurisdiction
thereof Into any other state, terri's
tory or district of the United States
c- or place non-contiguous to but subsh
Ject to the Jurisdiction thereof, or
f from any foreign country into any
state, territory or district of the
r- United States, or place non-contigu>n
ous to but subject to the Jurisdiction
thereof, shall be fined not more than
five thousand dollars, or imprisoned
13 not more than two years, or both,
es "Section 239. Any railroad com)n
pany, express company, or other
_i common carrier, or any person who
in connection with the transportd^
tion of any spirituous, vinous, malted,
fermented or other Intoxicating
, liquor of any kind from one state,
territory or district of the United
States or place non-contiguous to but
subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
i into any other state, territory or
i district of the United States, or place
! non-contiguous to, but subject to the
. Jurisdiction thereof, or from any foreign
country into any state, terrii
tory or district of the United States,
i or place non-contiguous to, but sub,
ject to the Jurisdiction thereof, shall
i collect the purchase price or any
part thereof, before, on, or after deI
livery from the consignee, or from
' any other person, or shall in any
. manner act as the agent of the buyer
or seller of any such liquor for the
: purpose of buying or selling or completing
the sale thereof, saving only
t in the actual transportation and delivery
of the same, shall be fined not
, more than five thousand dollars.
! "Section 240. Whoever shall know>
ingly ship or cause to be shipped,
from one state, territory or district
of the United States, or place non'
contiguous to but subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, into any other
i state, territory or district of the
I United States, or place non-contiguous
to but subject to the jurisdiction
thereof, or from any roreign country <
i Into any state, territory, or district
: of the United States or place noncontiguous
to, but subject to the jurisdiction
thereof, any package or
' packages containing any spirituous,
vinous, malted, fermented or other
Intoxicating liquor of any kind, unless
such package be so labelled on
the outside cover as to plainly show
the name of the consignee, the nature
of its contents, and the quantity
contained therein, shall be fined not
mord than five thousand dollars; and
such liquor shall be forfeited to the
United States and may be seized and
condemned by like proceedings as
those provided by law for the selzurn
and forfeiture of property imported
into the United States contrary to
One of the most striking of the many
striking features in connection with
yesterday's celebration, was the manner
in which the roads to the mountain
were crowded, and the existence -1
of conditions of highway travel that
are seldom seen in this section twice
in the same generation.
There are no less than five different
highways that lead to and across
King's Mountain battleground from
various directions. Ordinarily, they
are but little traveled, and going over
any one of them on any day a week
ago, the chances were that the driven (
of a buggy would have observed that
his vehicle was the first to pass along
that way. But the man who made the
lirst track along any of the roads yesterday,
must have started early.
The representative of The Enquirer
had accepted a kind invitation from
Mr. Louis Roth of Torkvllle, to make
the trip with him behind his handsome
thoroughbred race horse. The
opportunity was a peculiarly happy
one, for the circumstances of the occasion
necessitated fast traveling both
going and coming, and the ambitious
fiery racer, Impatient of restraint could
not stand the idea of a horse or buggy
in front
People had been leaving Torkvllle
all during the night and Mr. Roth and
the newspaper man started at about
6 o'clock yesterday morning. Before
he got well out of the corporate limits,
Mr. Roth began to pass vehicle
after vehicle, and by the time he
reached the battleground, he had
passed eighty-one buggies and wagons
by actual count The distance of fifteen
miles was made in less than two
' and a half hours, including stops for
, jams in the road that could not be
i avoided for lack of room on either side,
i At half a dozen or more places,
it was necessary to pass long strings
nf h litre) oh follnvlnr Aa/*h other In
close order, and at no place in the
whole distance was there a point from
which buggies and wagons could not
be seen in both front and rear. A half
hour later the caravans were longer
1 and less broken, there being numerous
strings of buggies, each a quarter of
a mile in length. This stream of ve1
hides continued for hours.
1 On the way back from the mountain,
the first watering place is at
Clark's Fork in the Oates' bottoms.
The approach to the creek is down a
long, steep hill. Hundreds and hundreds
of horses had been without water
during the day and all had to stop
at the creek. Each horse requiring
from a quarter to a half a minute to
drink, the result was another tremendous
blockade of buggies and wagons,
that extended back for more than a
There had been a light sprinkle of
rain Wednesday night and as the result
there was but little dust during
Thursday morning; but the sun having
come out hot later on, the afternoon
trip was accompanied by clouds
of finely powdered dust that coated
the grass, bushes and trees for twenty
or thirty feet on either side of the
Inquiry at the battleground, developed
that all five roads leading to the
mountain were crowded in the same
manner as the Yorkville road, and the
average speed of the different processions
of vehicles was hardly more than
three or four miles an hour.
Considering the nature of the country,
the road from Yorkville to the
battleground was In good condition,
and reports are to the effect that the
same can be said of all the other
It was a tremendous crowd that
gathered at King's Mountain battleground
yesterday to celebrate the completion
of the splendid monument
erected by the Feberal government In
recognition of the decisive character
of the great victory won there one
hundred and twenty-nine years ago,
and there is no question of the fact
that the occasion is well worthy to
take rank with the previous celebrations
of 1815, 1865 and 1880.
The people came principally from
the surrounding country?from Yorkville,
Rock Hill, Shelby, Charlotte,
Gastonia, Dallas, Lincolnton, Blacksburg,
Gaffney, Clover, Hickory Grove,
Sharon, Smyrna, King's Mountain and
all the intervening territory throughout
York, Chester, Union, Cherokee,
Spartanburg, Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg and other surrounding
counties; but along with
them there was a creditable representation
from all the surrounding states
as a whole, and a number of visitors
from longer distances.
Among the prominent public men,
were two governors. Martin F. Ansel
of South Carolina, and W. W. Kltchin
of North Carolina: two United
States senators, Lee S. Overman of
North Carolina and E. D. Smith of
South Carolina: two college presidents,
Henry N. Snyder of Woftord and S.
C. Mitchell of the South Carolina university;
two congressmen, Hon. D. E.
Finley of the Fifth South Carolina
district and Hon. R. N. Page of the
Seventh North Carolina district, and
many prominent members of the D. A.
R., including a delegation of twenty *"
representing different chapters in i
North Carolina, and numerous dis
:lngulshed men and women from both 1
itates. ?
No attempt to estimate the number
}f people on the grounds during the F
Jay could be taken as much better
than a wild gueaa. At no time was E
ill the crowd together. There were
:ertainly from three to five thousand c
people around the speakers' stand during
the carrying out of the programme *
3f the morning; but these were not
half of those present. Even in the T
midst of the programme, thousands of _
people lined the cleared portion of a
the mountain for a distance up to and
iround the monument of 1880, several
hundred yards away, and other 1
bunches of hundreds were clustered ^
ibout the refreshment stands and d
;atch penny amusements. The whole E
vicinity was alive with people for a
distance of from a half to three-quar- a
ters of a mile In every direction from
the monument, and estimates of the
total crowd of men, women and chil- a
iren ran all the way to ten thousand. I
There are Ave roads leading to the 8
battleground from aa many different t
directions, and during several hours, I
juggles, wagons and pedestrians filled 1
sach of them In solid strings for 8
miles and miles, and although there t
may be room for doubt as to Just r
bow many people were In the whols t
jreat throng, there Is certainly no t
doubt of the fact that such a large t
>ne day gathering has never been seen ^
In such an out of the way place in
this section before. /
In all there were seven companies 1
if the National Guard present?the h
:ompanies from Fort Mill, Rock Hill, v
yorkvllle, Cornwell, Spartanburg and 1
Columbia, S. C., and Dallas, N. C. All t
these companies marched from the c
nearest railroad points, Ave of them <
from Yorkville, and the others from \
points on the Charlotte and Atlanta t
Mr Line railway. They pitched their I:
samp on the east side of the battle- a
ground about a quarter of a mile )j
iway, and during Wednesday did *
food service In policing the grounds,
especially in keeping space necessary
For the crowds, clear of horses and
vehicles, etc.
Near the camp of the militia there
was also pitched quite a little village
it tents, which were occupied by people
of Torkville and other surrounding
towns, who went up on Wednesday and
spent two nights in camp. These included
members of the D. A. R., who
were provided with all the requirements
for a comfortable outing, not
excepting of course, cooking utensils
ind plenty of good things to cook.
They kept open house for their guests,
i.nd their hospitality, of course, was
without limit
There were quite a number of re*
Freshment stands around the grounds,
some within the limits of the Centennial
association's property, and others
without Along with them were catch
penny devices sufficient in numbar
and variety to do real good credit
to a pretty respectable fair, and most
jf them did a thriving business.
Although the exercises of the day
were not scheduled to commence until
10.30 o'clock, the inpouring of people
had amounted to a tremendous crowd
long before that hour, and most of the
visitors who were really Interested in
the purpose of the occasion spent the
time inspecting the monuments and
nunting out various spots of the greatest
historical interest. At the spot
where Ferguson is burled, there is a
notice requesting every visitor to place
i stone on the grave, and thousands
entered into the spirit of the request,
for during the day there was very c
perceptible increase in the proportions c
it the rockery little mound. d
The speakers' stand erected by the
Monument association is quite a sub- a
atantial little structure. It is built (
pavilion style, open at the sides, floor r
set on a strong foundation of stone e
?" * AAMAAiflf
pillars, cumioriauie Detnuus wiwui; a
tor a hundred or more people, and a y
corrugated Iron hip roof oveitoead. It 0
Is within about thirty yards of the t
latlonal monument, and Is calculated j
not only to serve as an acceptable p
shelter for future visitors; but will (
inswer for recurring celebrations sim- j
liar to the one of yesterday and today. $
Although a great multitude had r
peen assembled around the speaking t
pavilion for quite a while, it was near- j
y 11 o'clock before the exercises com- t
nenced, the delay being occasioned by j]
:he tardy arrival of distinguished par- t
ticlpants, who had been able to make a
put slow progress over the crowded a
road from King's Mountain; but very 0
ihortly after the appearance of Gov- q
;mor Ansel, the meeting was called to (
prder by Col. Asbury Coward, chair- q
nan of the executive committee of the a
King's Mountain Monument associa- c
tlon, in a few brief, but Bingularly ap- t
proprlate remarks. Addressing the
adies, men and children, he referred c
to the unusually beautiful day as a
typical of the event which had made g
:hat anniversary one of the most glorl- t
pus in the annals of history. He re- 0
terred to the battle of one hundred e
ind twenty-nine years ago, told how a
tor nearly thirty years the place was c
shunned by man and left to the c
volves on account of the human bones n
:hat covered the hill; how in 1815 there p
vas a great gathering during which t(
toe bones were burled; how in 1855 c
toere was another celebration in rec- ^
pgnition of the true meaning of the c
mttle; how in 1880, the event was still ti
nore fittingly commemorated, and how p
low the people are gathering to show j.
toeir appreciation of this splendid rec- g
ignition of the national government, M
ind breath again the inspiration of a
patriotism here so fittingly taught.
Concluding amid loud applause, he In- a
Produced his Excellency Governor
Vlartln F. Ansel as presiding officer of u
he day. I,
Governor Ansel declared that he
:onsidered It one of the greatest hon- ^
>rs of his life to be asked to preside tJ
)ver such an assemblage on such an
pccaslon, and Introduced Dr. S. C.
Mitchell, of the South Carolina Unl/erslty,
who offered the invocatory
prayer. Dr. Mitchell began by thank- 8)
ng the God of nations for the glo- .
lous sacrifice by the heroes who shed l(
heir blood on this field to perpetlate
human liberty throughout the g
vorld, and prayed that the two great lr
English speaking nations, Gredk "
Britain and the United States, 0|
ihould continue the work In which c<
heir ancestors had been engaged for
generations past.
Following the Invocation the n'
forkville Cornet band led the choir ^
hat had been especially practicing 11
he centennial lyric, and this beautl- tf
ul composition written by Mrs. Clara al
Dargan Maclean for the 1880 celebra- 01
Ion, was rendered with splendid effect. 'r
t runs as follows: g]
iere upon this lonely height,
Born in storm and bred in strife, M
Cursed by Nature's secret might, ai
Freedom won the boon of life. pi
long of bird and call of klne, o]
Fluttering leaf on every tree,
3very murmur of the wind, u
Impulse gave to Liberty! ai
'hen she blew a bugle blast, h
Summoned all her yeoman leal;
Friends! the despot's hour Is past? c
Let him now our vengeance feel!" ~
lose they In heroic might,
Bondsmen fated to be free, h
)rew the sword of Justice bright, ?
Struck for God and Liberty!
'ome, ye sons of patriot sires, v
Who the tyrant's power o'erthrew, p
lere, where burned their beacon t,
Light your torches all anew! a
'Ill this Mountain's glowing crest, h
Signaling from sea to sea, c
lhall proclaim from East to West
Union, Peace, and Liberty!
Next, Governor Ansel introduced
)r. Henry N. Snyder, president of i]
VofTord college, the orator of the n
lay, whose splendid oration Is re- i]
iroduced elsewhere in full. Fol- o
awing Dr. Snyder's address, the ii
udlence stood as the band played t
The Star Spangled Banner." t
The responses of Hon. E. Y. Webb
nd D. E. Flnley to the toast, "The y>
Jnlted States," followed next, and c
re reproduced in full elsewhere. At f
he conclusion of his remarks, Mr. c
i*lnley read a letter of greeting from t
drs. Matthew T. Scott, president v
reneral of the D. A. R., felicitating c
he D. A. R,'s on the celebration and ?
ecognlzlng the battle of King's Mounain
as one of the greatest events In t
ilstory. Mrs. Scott's letter was en- s
huslastlcally applauded by the D.
i R 'a f
Following Mr. Flnley, Governor
insel made some half humorous,
lalf serious remarks, during which
te referred to the fact that there
rere some great men there that day,
ncludlng two United States senaors,
two college presidents, Qwo
ongressmen, etc., although the aulience
had been kept for quite a
vhlle, he was sure It desired to make
he most of such an occasion. He
ntroduced as the next speaker Senior
Lee S. Overman, of North CaroIna.
Senator Overman was received
vlth general applause, the North
Carolinians being especially demontratlve.
Although uninvited and unpre>ared,
he saldr- he felt honored in
laving the opportunity to address
tuch a gathering on such an occailon.
He Bald that If King's Mounaln
had been a New England battleleld
there would have been a mo,\unent
there higher than Bunksr
1111 more than seventy-five years
igo. He claimed that the battle of
ting's Mountain had been fought
irlncipally by North Carolinians,
rnd took occasion to accuse Mr. Finey
of Ignorance of the history of
lis country in falling to class Moore's
Treek In 1776 and Guilford Court
louse In 1781, as among the decisive
tattles of the Revolution. He said
.1 aioore a ureeit ine norm ^aroInlans
had killed 300 British and
aptured 800 and this had had more
fleet. In arousing the patriots to the
ignlficance of the situation than had
he battles of Lexington and Bunker
3111. He explained that the North
Carolina troops had only run at
lullford Court House in order to
tave an opportunity to reload their
ong rifles and they came again. He
poke at length in praise of North
Carolina's part in the revolution of
he history of the country, and when
lovemor Kitchln, of North Carolina,
.rrlved, he sat down, explaining that
ie had only been talking against
Ime anyway.
The arrival of Governor Kitchln,
/ho had been delayed on the road, c
/as the signal for another outburst of
heerlng, the North Carolinians in the *
rowd giving him the ovation of the
lay. *
Senator E. D. Smith, following Sen- f
itor Overman, Jumped on the North ^
Carolinians with both feet for their a
lotorious tendencies to try to claim c
iverything In the way of historical
ichlevement, and admitting that he 1
tad never before heard of the battle 1
if Moore's Creek, declared that If *
here was such a battle he did not be* '
leve it amounted to much anyway. r
le said he knew of a place In South a
Carolina called Eutawville, where the 1
Americans had given the British the *
[evil; but no great fuss had ever been *
nade about It. He said that the coun- 1
ry will not have reaped the fruits of 1
ting's Mountain until the rights of I
he common people are fully estabIshed?until
the arrogance and Injus- 1
ice of the money barons are curbed 1
nd every man Is guaranteed his fair <3
nd just portion of the proceeds of his <3
wn labor. The senator's Jabs at North a
Carolina were applauded by the South fl
Carolinians, but many of the North I
Carolina D. A. R.'s seemed horrified a
,t the way he treated the sacred Rev- e
ilutlonary history and traditions of 1
heir state. a
In introducing Governor Kitchin, fc
Jovernor Ansel got off the usual old a
kit about the governors of North and I
louth Carolina and in the presence of ?
he assemblage the two pledged each a
titer's health in cold water, the gov- t
rnor of South Carolina drinKing rrom ?
glass and the governor of North d
,'arollna using a tin dipper. The big [
rowd caught the spirit of the good
atured humor and yelled lustily. \
roceedlng, Governor Ansel went on a
o remark: "As governor of South t
Carolina and standing on the soli of fc
lorth Carolina?" He paused. The c
rowd thought It had caught him a
tipping and the North Carolinians c
oared with laughter; but when the t\
lughter subsided, the unperturbed v
overnor, quietly remarked: "That Is q
rhat my friend Overman would say!" i<
nd the South Carolinians yelled. o
Governor Kltchln, having arrived e
t a late hour, had not heard any of t,
tie previous speeches and evidently g
nprepared for the special occasion, ^
idulged In a lot of fun and humor,
rincipally at the expense of the South g
Sardinians. He insisted that the b&t- t]
le of King's Mountain was fought aljost
entirely by the North Carolinians g
n the patriot side, and made the part F
iken by the South Carolinians seem g
ery unimportant. He confessed himelf
quite rusty on Revolutionary his- T
>ry, and although claiming to have
een the first North Carolina con- "
ressman who introduced a bill providlg
for a monument at King's Mouniln,
said that there was no question 11
- ^ H
r tne race in&i uie creuit iur uiu buwjssful
appropriation belonged equally ,8
) Congressmen Flnley and Webb, as '
luch to one as to the other. He did b'
ot know anything about the battle of ai
[oore's Creek and said that at the 01
me he Introduced his King's Mouniln
bill, he did not know there was 01
Iready such a handsome monument tl
u the field. He expatiated at length
i a semi-humorous manner on the S(
reatness of North Carolina as com- tl
ired with South Carolina. In felicl- j?'
Ltlng the D. A. R.'s in the work they b|
re undertaking to do, looking to the p,
reservation of the history of the Rev- ol
utlon, he referred to them as the ^
nlted Daughters of the Confederacy &
id made a very nice point In claim- v<
ig that after all, both stood for the
ame thlnr. He claimed credit for
!ol. James Williams on the ground
hat he was born In Rowan county, 4s
1. C.f and said that Governor Ansel
rould probably never have been, govrnor
of South Carolina except for the
aluable early training he got while
racticlng law In North Carolina. He
old a number of good jokes and anec- ^
otee, and altogether made a great
It, especially considering that the
rowd had been listening for three
nd a half hours and was now thorughly
worn out
At the conclusion of Governor Kltchn's
remarks the band led the long
aeter doxology, the vaat crowd joining
a and the music of that time honored
Id hymn swelled over the mountain
n a way that made a fitting close to
he wonderfully Inspiring exercises of
he day.
After the crowd had been dismissed
pith a benediction, the people rushed
iff to their lunch baskets and the diferent
refreshment stands, and by S
'clock the roads leading away from
he battleground were again alive
pith buggies, wagons automobiles, . T
itc., filled with people winding their
pays to their respective homes.
From every reasonable standpoint
he celebration was a most tremendous
With the exception of the military
ind others who were provided with
ents, the greater part of the vast
hrong of yesterday left during the
ifternoon and evening. Quite anum>er,
however, remained ail night
ileeping about on the ground. This
nornlng there was another blgmovenent
to the battleground to see the
>attle fought over again with blank
lartrldgea and the crowd is about
lalf as large as it was yesterday.
rhree Months for BO Cent*.
We will send The Enquirer to any 4
tddress for three months for fllfty
told By the 8heriff.
At the suit of the Oglesby Dewit
:o? Sheriff Brown on last Monday
wld the Interest of C. E. and Mary
Elosa Thomas In a tract of land In
3road River township. The land was
>ld off by the attorneys for the plainIff
for $10.
Itricksn With Paralysis.
Adjutant General J. C. Boyd, in comnand
of the troops at King's Mounain,
sustained a severe stroke of parilysis
at the battleground, Wednesday
ifternoon. While sitting down apparently
in his usual health and spirits, .
he general suddenly fell over on Ms v
'ace, and for several hours. Major ^
Walker, the regimental surgeon, deipaired
of his life. General Boyd was
nuch better yesterday morning, and
vas anxious to resume command of
he troops, but was not permitted to
lo so.
Carried Things With Them.
Several companies of the South
Carolina National Guard stopped at
Itroup's store, seven miles north of
forkvllle, Wednesday afternoon, while
in their way to the battleground, and *
ifter they left, Mr. Geo. S. Williams,
vho was in charge of the establishnent.
discovered that a number of
irticles were missing. He telephoned
head to McGlU's store, two miles furher
on, and as the result of invest!- &
ration by the offloefs, Ave pairs of
hoes that were afterward Identified as
he property of Mr. Stroup, were reovered.
toed News If True.
Rock Hill special of October 6, to
Columbia State: There Is a well deIned
rumor here to the effect that the
touthern Power company has bought
, lot of ground here and will erect a
Ive-story office building thereon. It flfl
9 known that about two weeks ago
he People's Trust company sold the
Scotia Reid residence here, next to
he postofflce for $12,000. Rumor now
ays that the Southern Power compaty
Is the real purchaser, though the
?? ?*??<Ia OA nnnthoe no?4v Thfl
WHO ww mauc tv auwuv* y?%/, *
tank people here do not know that
he Southern Power company la Inerested
In the deal, but the people
tere are hoping that the rumor will
trove true.
)ied of 8trange Disease.
Rock Hill Cor. Newa and Courier:
dr. M. A. Johnson of the Highland
'ark mill village, Rock Hill, died Frllay
afternoon and waa burled Saturlay.
Mr. Johnaon waa affected with
icromegaly (diaeaae of the giants), an
iffectlon that causes an abnormal enargement
of everything about a peron.
Mr. Johnson's entire body was
nlarged, his hands, noae and ears bong
two or three sizes larger than the
tverage. Very few cases of the kind
lave ever come to the attention of phy- ^
lclana at large, although I am reliably
nformed that It has been known to
nedlcal science since 1886. Mr. Johnon
has been afflicted with this disease
or a number of years, and has a son ^
rho shows some affection of the same
lisease by enlargement of his jaws.
>eath of Mrs. William Clarkaon.
Charlotte Chronicle, Tuesday: Mrs.
Vllllam Clarkson died this afternoon
t 12.46 o'clock. She had been ill for
he past nine weeks and though there
ad been but small hope for her reovery,
on account of her advanced
ge, the news of her death will be reelved
with deep regret by the many
rlends of herself and of the many surivlng
friends of her family. Mrt.
llarkson was representative of the
>val women of the south. She was %
( chivalrous Unsafe and she was lovd
and revered by all whose food foriine
It was to know her. Margaret
usan Simons was born In Charleston,
lay 25, 1832, and was married No- ?
ember 22. 1853, to William Clarkson.
he was in her 78th year. She was
lie mother of eleven children, eight of
rhom survive: Mrs. Brevard D.
prings, Mrs. M. A. Bland, Mrs. Thos.
'. McDow, Mrs. C. Furber Jones, Mrs.
Abert C. Moore, Miss Annie T. Clarkan,
William Clarkson of Corsicana, ^
exas, and Solicitor Herlot Clarkson.
lock Hill's 8ewerage Bonds.
Columbia Record: Of much Interest
) mUniUiptUllACO BCUCIIWi/, OilU
cularly to the municipality of Rock ^
[ill, is the decision of the court, which 4
1 unanimous, in the case of E. H.
ohnson and other members of the
oard of public works of Rock Hill
gainst Mayor John T. Roddey and the
lembers of the Rock Hill town counI.
The petitioners ask that the mayr
and aldermen be mandamused to
irn over to the board of public works
?rtaln bonds to the amount of $250,)0
recently voted for waterworks and
iwerage purposes. The purpose of
le proceedings is to validate the
onds, but this the court refuses to
t, holding that the election was id
ecause the voters were not given oportunlty
to say at the polls how much
f the issue should be devoted to wa,'rworks
and how much to sewerage. ^
he election will have to be held over
) as to give the voters a chance to
ate separately about the amounts.

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