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? New Orleans, Nov. 28: The Times-Democrat' in presenting its final report on the cotton crop of 1909 states that the consensus of opinion points to total of 10,625.000 bales. The figures by states follow: Alabama, 1,050,000; Arkansas, 725,000; Georgia and Florida, 2,000,000; Louisiana 350,000; Mississippi, 100,000; North Carolina, 725,000; Oklahoma, 625,000; South Carolina, 1,150,000; Tennessee, 300,000; Texas, 2,600,000. Total, 10,625,000. These figures relate to actual growth and are exclusive of linters, repacks and similar items. Correspondents report that farmers have hitherto been disposed to sell freely at current prices, but now are inclined to hold the remnant. ? St Paul, Minn., Nov. 27: While rel + Vt fho ropont not entirety agimue mvu u.v ...v... Siatemtnt issued by Bradstreet, which intimates that the consumption of food products in this country has caught up with production, James J. Hill says that the point has been nearly reached and that we are so close to it that there is reason for alarm. "It is a matter which should be seriously considered," said Mr. Hill today. "Our present balance of trade is an indication that the margin between our production-and consumption is becoming narrower. A comparison of the figures of ten years ago and those of today shows that our enormous balance of that time has dwindled away. We are not exporting foodstuffs as we Were. We are consuming them ourselves. The increase in price this year over last year is a matter of supply and dehand." ? A Washington correspondent writes: Old Jones?the man who likes his toddy?will never have any more peace. Col. William J. Bryan, that grand old globe-trotting Democrat, has put out the word that he is for prohibition. He may run for the presidency again, and if he does, he will paramount the "licker evil." Once it was the crime of "seventythree." Then other things. No telling what next. But the blow has already fallen. A bill passed here' last win ter provides against the shipping 01 whisky C. O. D. into dry territory. This law, which goes into effect January 1, next, reads: "It shall be torbidden to collect the purchase price of liquor shipped as interstate commerce, before, on or after delivery, in prohibition states." This means that Old Jones must send the cash with his order, or get his elixir of life on time. This will stop the "John Doe" traffic. Smart dealers, it is said, have learned to ship cargoes of their liquid refreshments to express or railroad agents to be turned 'over to "John Doe" or some other good fellow who called for them. Now, if one knows of such an arrangement, he can go to an agent and call for what he wants and get it. This will cease after the first of the new year. The ropes are being drawn a little tighter all the time. Old Jones' neighbors are taking care that he does not hurt himself. ? McAlester. Okla., Nov. 27: A case that is believed to be absolutely without a parallel in medical or legal annals in this country has i risen here involving rival physicians in a little town in this county. The child of one of the physicians was dangerously ill of diphtheria, when the father teiepnonea to a pnyaa-ian In this city to rush a supply of antitoxin to him. The McAlester physician engaged a boy at a livery barn to drive the twenty-five miles with it. He reached the town about 1 o'clock in the morning and inquired at the first house he came to. The man who answered said he was going to the physician's home to sit up the remainder of the night and would take the medicine. The boy gave the man the antitoxin and returned home. The doctor's child died in a few hours. Later the father advised the physician who had sent the antitoxin that it never readied him. Coming to McAlester to investigate he found the boy, heard his (tory and took him home with him to point out the house where he gave the man the antitoxin. The boy led him to the house of the rival physician who was treating a case of diphtheria at the same time the other physician's child was dying of the disease. He saved his case. The physician who lost his child is preparing to bring a suit for damages against his rival. Learning of this the accused physician obtained warrants for the messenger boy, charging him with criminal carelessness and perjury. ? Washington, Nov. 27: Fifty per cent more work than was contemplated in the original estimate and a twenty per cent increase in the money paid in different forms to employees will be required for the completion of the Panama canal, which Fresident Taft has promised will be ready for use not later than January 1, 1915. Under the estimate or tne lsinmmu Canal commission made in its annual report, just made public, brings the total cost of engineering and construction up to $297,766,000. If the purchase price and cost of sanitation are added they will make the cost of the work total $375,201,000. Changes have increased the quantity of work to be done and the commission explains labor conditions in this paragraph: "Prosperous conditions in the United States, combined with the unsavory reputation that the isthmus had regarding its healthfulness made it necssary in order to secure labor to increase the wage scale from thirty to sixty per cent over those paid in the United States for similar classes of work. Certain gratuities as additional inducements were also offered, which, in the main, have since been continued. Moreover, the provisions of the eight-hour law were made applicable to the isthmus." ? Lee Fisher, a professional baseball player, was arrested in Nashville, Tenn., last Sunday afternoon and confessed to having burglarized the home of Mr. E. T. Lewis, a prominent business man of that city, the night before. The burglary was a most unusual one. For an hour and a half Fisher leisurely ransacked the room of Misses Nannie and Lillian Lewis while they lay in their bed and f>igned sleep. They bravely acted in '..lis unconscious role, fearing as they said, that should they cry out their father would rush in and would be murdered by the burglar. Even, when the intruder deliberately . * * * - * J t U<co caugni noiu Ol anu e.\aiiuu<ru iuiaa Nannie's hand. In search (or rings, the girls apparently slept on. Finally the tension was too great when Fisher held a lighted match so close to Miss Lillian's face that it seemed her hair would be singed. "Who are you." cried the girl, as she raised to a 3itting posture. The burglar rushed to the open window and leaped to the ground just as Mr. Lewis entered the door of his daughters' room, attracted by their cries. From the description furnished by the young women, the police soon arrested Fisher, who is about twenty years old. Last year he played with the Athens, Alabama team. ? Albert T. Patrick, the attorney, now serving a life sentence in Sing Sing prison for the murder of William Marsh Rice, a Texas millionaire, appeared before the appellate division of the supreme court in Brooklyn, New York, yesterday afternoon in his twenty-fourth attempt to regain his freedom. The hearing is on a writ of habeas corpus directed against Jesse D. Frost, warden of Sing Sing. Patrick holds that he is legally dead, and that the prison warden has no right to keep a corpse at Sing Sing. In this latest application Patrick presents certain matters which he forgot to incorporate in his last previous plea for liberty when he insisted that Gov. Hughes had no legal right to com mute nis sentence 10 nre imprisunment against his protest. The appellate division decided against him in that instance and the appeal will be argued before the court of appeals in January. Now the appellant claims to have discovered that Justice Dennis O'Brien of the court of appeals had no authority to issue the stay that saved his life, and he wants the appellate division to decide whether he isn't legally dead and therefore entitled to his freedom. Patrick says that the court of appeals had sentenced him in a certain week, that Justice O'Brien interfered while the court was taking a vacation that the prescribed time for the execution passed and that the alleged malfeasance of the warden in not putting him to death as ordered by the court allowed him to pass Into the condition of being physically alive but legally dead. This is Patrick's twenty-fourth attempt to gain his freedom through appeals. Justice O'Brien signed in July, 1905, the stay that prevented the execution of the prisoner. Patrick says that its authenticity has never been decided by the courts. (Thr \|otht'illc <?nquirrr. Rntertd at the I'fstofflce in Yorkvllle as Mall Matter of the Second Class YORKVILLE. S. C.t TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1909. Congress convenes next Monday. a dispatch of last Saturday from Geneva, New York, said that Dr. William R. Brooks, director of the Smith university, got a glimpse of Halley's comet last Saturday during the eclipse. It is pretty hard to arrive at a sat iofactory conclusion as to what is best for this country' to do with Nicaragua. It is a fact that there is no such thing as a stable government in that country and never has been. Americans who go down there and mix in do so principally as adventurers. But at the &ame time it seems that it is a good idea to make those fellows behave, and we are more than half inclined to hope that the American government will undertake to do this very thing. J > ikie Ernest Moore of Lancaster, who is presiding at the fall term of the circuit court for Ycrk county, now sitting, is a native of Yorkville, having been born in the house now occupied by Mr. J. L. Williams.?Yorkville Enquirer. Yes, it is true that Judge' Moore was born in your town, but he couldn't help himself?his parents happened to be there on a visit at the time. Just as soon as he was able to travel, however, he struck out for the Garden of Eden, that is to say. for Lancaster.?Lancaster News. "Struck out for Lancaster as soon as he was able to travel." The idea! It Is a matter of record that he was not even consulted and he cried about it nearly all the way. And the first thing he said officially on opening court last week, was that he felt especial gratification in being called upon to preside over a court in his native county. The News just don't know what it is talking about. That's all. Referring again to the matter of the publication of the quarterly report of the disbursements of the county supervisor, it is proper to say that we have learned within the past few days, that the Rock Hill Record was never even notified that it could have the privilege of bidding on that $60 job, if it so desired. There was no notification so far - - we have been able to learn, except to The Enquirer and the Herald. The Record and The Enquirer are the only papers In the county that have the facilities for putting the report In type. The circulation of the Record and The Herald are about the same, and the two papers go very largely to the same people. We believe the circulation of The Enquirer is pretty nearly. If not quite as large, as the combined circulation of the Herald and the Record, and we are quite sure that It covers the county more thoroughly than either or both. It even covers the territory surrounding Rock Hill pretty nearly as thoroughly as either of these papers. Now the point in this whole thing is this: If the commissioners were desirous of giving each of the newspapers of the county an equal show, we cannot under stand why the Record was not considered. If there was a willingness on the part of others to give the advertising to the largest number of readers possible, we cannot understand why ihere was no acceptance of our proposition for all the papers to print the report and divide the $60 pro rata on a basis of circulation. If the idea was to get as wide a circulation of the report as possible for the money available, we cannot see why the board made a difference of less than 9 per cent between the prices proposed by The Enquirer and the Herald, when the ainerence in circulation is neany one hundred per cent. THE WAR OVER COTTON. 3ulls and Bears Contest Every lmportant Point. The cotton market, says a New York dispatch of Saturday, has resolved itelt into a speculative duel between large trade interests who think that prices are unwarrantably high on the one Hand and certain powerful New Orleans. Chicago and Wall street operators, who support the theory that sup-! plies are certain to be short and the consumption large and that prices are due to be much higher. Liverpool spot sales have been very small. Manchester has sent gloomy reports on the condition of trade, politics in England and .ndia it is contended may affect British trade, unfavorably, and if there is any shortage of crop in America and Egypt, there will be a much larger yield than usual in India. Believers in lower prices conter.d that consumption must be unfavorably affected by the ruling prices and that there will be enough cotton and to spare. Not only are some specnl;itor<4 richtinir thp Mflvnnpp hnt (tnin. ners at home and abroad are doing the same thing. For over a month many spinners have bought but sparingly. An English estimate of the crop, too, of 11,250.000 bales was issued on Thanksgiving Day when the New York market was closed and the average guess of the members of the Liverpool exchange is 11.462,000 bales. Liverpool keeps selling straddles here against purchases across the water, on the theory that the differences between the two markets are only about half what they should be. At times there has been considerable liquidation by Wall street and western and southern traders. Now and then it appears that leading bulls have disposed of some of their manipulative lines, even if they have stood by their principal holdings. The tone has been uncertain and more or less apprehensive, owing to the manipulative character of much of the trading on both sides of the market. But even on days when liquidation was heavy it has been remarked that the cotton on the whole has been well taken. The receipts have been steadily decreasing. Those at the ports at times have been only about half what they were on the corresponding days last year and bullish weekly statistics are expected by many from now on. One southern house estimated the crop today at only 10.200,000 bales, including 2.450.000 bales in Texas and 1,950.000 in Georgia. The south has sold so much cotton at high prices that its financial condition it is argued, enables farmers to hold cotton hack if they are disposed to do so. A Baltimore authority puts the value of this year's cotton crop with the seed at between $900,000,000 and $1,000,000,000. That would be the most profitable crop on record, and would have a distinctly favorable effect on the finances not only of the south, hut of the nation. A rumor has been current that 10,000 bales of the local stock would be shipped to France. Bulls, It is said, will meet efforts to bring cotton here on the part of their opponents with equally determined efforts to dispose of the New York stock In Europe. James A Patten in an interview with newspapers here expresses himself as very bullish on the outlook, partly owing to the presence of boll weevil in the south and also for the reason that he considers cotton in the position that wheat was a year ago. MERE-MENTION. Howard Little, charged with the murder of six persons at Hurley, Va., was convicted at Grundy on Saturday morning, after the Jury had been out all night. Little was sentenced to be electrocuted at Richmond on January 7th Two children were probably fatally injured at Quitman, Ga., Saturday night by the explosion of a gasoline stove in the tent of a party of traveling preachers Wm. McKay, the 15-year-old Jacksonville, Fla., boy, who assisted Earle Bullock to rob the state bank at Eudora, Kan., on November 11, has been paroled by the juvenile court at Lawrence, Kan Wm. Jones, charged with assaulting a white woman near McAlister, Okla., wa3 on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment. His victim identified him in jail and attempted to kill him with a pistol Henry Rachel, a negro, was lynched at West Shreveport, La., Saturday afternoon, two hours after he had attempted a criminal assault on a 7-year-old girl Mrs. John Duffy of Carbondale, Pa., on Friday gave birth to her twenty-fourth child. There are nine girls and fifteen boys, all living Phil Allen, 65 years old, former vice president of a national bank at Mineral Point, Wis., pleaded guilty of embezzlement Friday and was sentenced to serve ten years in prison. He got away with $168,000 The mummified remains of Rameses, an Egyptian king of 3,000 years ago, arrived at Eoston on Friday Several olnncrhlcr uppilUitllUHS iu Oiaunoii oiaugiuvi houses for dogs for human food, have been received by the health authorities of Paris during the past week Harold Perkins, 16 years old, of Dos Moines, la., hanged himself Friday, because his aunt refused him permission to attend a football game Twenty-six prisoners, many of them mur-1 derers, made their escape from the penitentiary at Tehaurtepec, Mexico, Friday, by tunneling under the walls. The internal revenue department estimates that the next revenue of the income tax on corporations will total approximately $25,000,000 and that a total of 122,000 corporations are liable for the tax A cablegram from Tokio tell3 of a mine explosion in the province of Fukuoka, Japan, in which fifteen miners are known to be dead and 228 entombed About 3,000 girls, strike-breakers and sympathizers in the shirtwaist-makers' strike, engaged in a free-for-all fight in New York on Friday afternoon J. H. Lowry, a street car conductor of Memphis. Tenn., shot two negroes to death Friday, in a dispute over a 5-cent fare.... Mrs. Charles Daniels and her 16-yearold daughter, were shot to death by a sheriff's posse in Pike county, Ky., Thursday afternoon. The two women wore trviner to hold the posse off while the father and a son made their escape by a rear door. The men are wanted for a feud killing Four towns on Toneriffe islrr.d, of the Canary group, are doomed to destruction by the flow of lava that is coming from the craters of six volcanoes. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The state convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, meets in Newberry today for a four days' session. ? Daniel E. Motley, wanted at Lake City on the charge of embezzling $10,000 of the funds of the Lake City Trust company, was arrested at Woodtown, N. J., Saturday, where he was employed by a negro farmer. Motley admitted his identity and said he was glad to be caught. ? Thos. J. Craft and Thomas Whittle, two white prisoners, made their escape from the Lexington county jail early Friday morning by sawing the lock from an iron-barred window. Craft was under life sentence and was awaiting the result of an appeal to the supreme court for a new trial. ? Chester, November 26: But one hunting accident has been reported from yesterday in the field. Holmes Robinson, son of Mr. George W. Robinson, a farmer living on R. F. D. 3, was painfully shot in the hip by Dudley Burns, a colored companion, but his wound while very painful will not necessarily prove serious. The negro was in the rear of the white boy, when in some manner his gun was discharged, the load entering young Roblhson's hip. ? Chester, November 27: R. L Cunningham, who is Chester county agent and superintendent of farm demonstration work under control of Dr. Seaman A. Knapp of the department of agriculture, is receiving reports from those farmers of this county who engaged in this good work this year. The report3 without exception, show en-1 couraging results: as a rule, the yield of corn is about double, sometimes greater, on the places worked under the direction of Dr. Knapp, compared with adjacent land not thus worked. ? Mr. T. C. Duncan, former mill magnate at Union, was up in the police court there last Friday for assaulting Mayor Wagnon. Mr. Duncan atacked Mr. Wagnon at the latter's grocery store because of a dispute about a proposed sewer extension to Mr. Duncan's place. The extension proposition had been up in council and the work was to be done In a short time, but Mr. Duncan became Impatient at the delay, and when he called upon the mayor and threatened that if the sewer was not laid in two weeks he would refuse to pay taxes, the mayor said: "Mr. Duncan, you talk like a fool." The mayor was sitting at his desk with his feet up. Mr. Duncan swore at him and began pummeling him with his fists. The mayor did some good kicking while he was warding off Mr. Duncan's blows, and soon the men were parted without either having gotten much punishment. They promptly shook hands, Mr. Duncan apologizing and the mayor disclaiming any ill feeling toward Mr. Duncan. He told the ex-mill magnate, however, that both would have to an swer in the police court. ? Columbia. November 27: Tile Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio railway will not be chartered under the domestication act of 1909. After several hours' debate the judiciary of this state, which includes the supreme court justices and the circuit judges, tonight declared the act unconstitutional by refusing the writ of mandamus. Thus is ended the legal battle that first saw the light during the past summer when Attorney General Lyon gave his opinion that the act was in violation of the constitution. The charter was refused by Secretary of State McCown, and this action is now upheld by the court sitting en banc. The opinion declaring the act unconstitutional is by Justice Kugene J. Gary, and is concurred in by Justices D. E. H-ydrick, who writes a separate opinion, and C*. A. Woods, and circuit Judges Ernest Gary, J. C. Klugh, Geo. W. Gage, C. G. Dantzler, Jno. S. Wilson, J. W. Devore and R. W. Watts. The dissenting opinion by Chief Justice Ira B. Jones is concurred in by Circuit Judges George E. Prince, R. W. Memminger, who writes separate opinion, Robert Aldrich and S. W. G. Shipp. ? Awards of $4,000 in cash nrizes in the Atlanta Journal-New York Herald national highway good roads competition were announced simultaneously by the two papers Sunday morning. The awards are divided into three groups as follows: Atlanta Journal, for counties south of Roanoke, Virginia?First, $1,000, Guilford county, North Carolina; second, $500, Spartanburg county. South Carolina; third, $250, Henry county, Virginia. New York Herald prizes for counties north of Roanoke, Va.?First, $1,000, Mercer county. New Jersey: second, $500. Jefferson county, West Virginia; third, $250, Rockbridge county, Virginia. Southern Bell Telephone county prizes, for counties south of Virginia-North Carolina line?First. $250. Greenville emmtv. South Carolina: second. $150, Bessemer City township, North Carolina; third. $100, DeKalb county, Georgia. In making their awards the judges took into consideration the following conditions: Alignment of roads, grading, width of roadway between ditches, width of roadwav surfacing; slope of shoulders, condition of ditches and general appearance of roadsides. LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. John J. Hunter, County Auditor?Publishes Information In regard to tax returns for the Information of the public, and also a schedule of places he will attend for listing property. Loan and Savings Bank?Wants you to know that the size of your account will make no difference in the good service it renders to depositors. Safety deposit boxes for rent. W. R. Carroll?Wants at once, fifty head of thin cattle for feeders. Will pay market price. J. L. Williams & Co.?Talk about special bargains for December in Men's pants, heavy shoes, domestics, underwear, heavy goods, etc. Geo. W. S. Hart, Atty for Petitioners? Publishes a notice to show cause in case of Jane E. Templeton, et al., plaintiffs, vs. Wm. A. Templeton, et al.. defendants. Yorkvllle B. & M. Co.?Again call special attention to Its closing-outto-qult sale, which continues until December 24th. York Drug Store?Has a foreword in regard to its big line of holiday goods, which it will have ready for display in a few davs. Herndon & Gordon?Give list of articles that are needed every day by the average family, and especially newly married folks. R. H. Jackson. Rock Hill?Has two well finished, brick store rooms for rent at Hickory Grove. Thomson Co.?Is showing a superb line of ladies' furs for early holldav shoppers. and talk about wool blankets, comforts, hosiery, domestics, etc. Ches. M. Stieff. Charlotte?Explains what is in a name when the name refers to pianos, and especially when the name refers to Stieff instruments. See fourth page. The store3 are now filled with Christmas goods and wise people will "shop early." That !s the way to get he choice or wnat is Deing orrerea. Change in the Federal statute as to the shipping of whisky Into prohibition territory merely means that after January 1 next, every man who orders liquor must pay for It In advance, and that the express company must deliver it to him alone. A man must not order liquor in the name of another, or in an assumed name. In all cases liquor must be delivered to the consignee to whom it is directed. "The Story of My Life Work," is the title of a unique little pamphlet that has just been received by The Enquirer. The author is James Stanhope Love cf Filbert No. 1, known to the readers of the Gaffney Ledger as "Ben Hope," and the story though simple and plain is one that is well calculated to appeal to the sympathies and the better feelings of readers who are possessed of health and strength and who have had no personal experience with affliction. Ben Hope has been a cripple from infancy and has never walked. V?*v riot err\ tr\ co hnnl VJL t'UUI ac, lie twuiu 1IUV vv uvvw. like other children, but In spite of this drawback, through the patient efforts of a loving mother, he le?,rned to read and write, and with the help of books and papers that have been furnished him from time to time by friends, his otherwise circumscribed world has been very much enlarged. The pamphlet referred to tells all this in a way; but there is no complaint in any of its pages. On the contrary, there runs through it all convincing evidence of patient hope and faith that i3 indeed impressive. The price of the little pamphlet Is not stated, in or on It; but any one who desires a copy can no doubt receive it, by sending the young man 25 cents. There is more than 25 cents of value In it to any one who will read and study the pages with a view to getting the full benefit of the lesson to be derived, and no one who sends the price Indicated is likely to regret the investment. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? At a meeting held last Saturday, the directors of the Tavora cotton mill elected Mr. B. N. Moore president, vice Mr. W. Brown Wylie, deceased. ? Mrs. Laura E. Parish, writes from * ...111 V/M*lrvl1lA Aiiania, mm sue win uc m ivm>n<v next salesday, and that It la her purpose to certainly sell her Westerlelgh tracts to the highest bidder. This land Is quite valuable and very desirable. ? The fire alarm was sounded last Sunday afternoon as the result of a blaze on the roof of the residence of Mrs. Nannie Allison on King's Mountain 3treet. The fire department answered promptly, but the flames had already been extinguished by the application of a few buckets of water. The loss was small and is covered by insurance. HOW MUCH COTTON. If The Enquirer were called upon to state how much cotton there is in the hands of the farmers of York county, it would recognize that it was up mrainst a difficult DroDOsltion, for the information could only be obtained by a careful, pains-taking canvass of the whole county, and even that would leave a great deal for guess work. The reporter had a talk with a local cotton dialer on the subject a few days ago, and gives the ideas developed as follows: "How much cotton is there in the county now?'' was asked. "That is something I have been trying to arrive at for a good while and to tell you the truth, I do not know." "What does the whole crop amount to?" "Last year's crop was 44,000 bales, and from the best estimates I can make, based on reports from individual farmers as to how much each has made compared with last year, I do not think that this year's crop will amount to more than 28,000 or 30,000 bales." "And you have no Idea now mucn remains unsold?" "Only this. It seems to be a general rule that those who have always held cotton heretofore are holding again this year as usual. Some have sold a few bales each; but most of the others have sold none. I cannot say how much cotton was in the county last year; but I estimate that there is fully two-thirds as much this year as there was last year." COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. The court of common pleas, which i ? was opened as usuai on weuueauajr of last week, began work on Calendar 1, yesterday morning, after organizing the second week jurors. Upon the call of the clerk, the second week jurors were present or accounted for as follows: W. W. Burr, J. M. Costner, S. M. Caldwell, J. C. Cauthen, W. M. Campbell, Qulnn Wallace, R. S. Adams, W. C. Gauldin, J. L. Whiteside, J. J. Sistar, M. F. Jones. W. C. Cornwell, J. S. Vonnotlir W C" Rnhinsnn D. A. Uee. Blrt Nevins, J. Meek Burns, J. M. Lindsay, R. \V. Bailes, J. T. McKnight, W. R. Rogers, J. S. Plexico, R. B. Whitesides, D. N. Gaston, Boyce Bennett. J. L. Brandon, E. L. Ford, S. A. Robinson, S. H. Epps, C. E. Armstrong, R. D. Hope, W. W. Dickson, J. D. Nelson. Paul D. Paris, D. W. Davis, E. J. Bell. Messrs. W. C. Cornwell, D. N. Gaston and E. J. Bell were excused. The first case taken up was that of R. A. Bratton, executor, vs. the Catawba Power company, a suit for $20,000, because of alleged damages to the plaintiff's plantation of about one thousand acres, because of the building of the dam of the power company. This case has been pending for several vears. and some features of it have been up to the supreme court; but this is the first time It has been before a jury. It Is a case of considerable length, and after the Jury were empaneled, the balance of the Jurors were excused until Wednesday morning; but there Is a probability that the case may not be concluded before Thursday. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Louise Guy of Lowryvllle, Is visiting Miss Bessie Begram. Miss Pauline Lindsay of Rock Hill, is the guest of Miss Mary Starr In Yorkville. Mrs. W. G. White and Mrs. J. J. Hunter of Yorkville, are attending the U. D. C. conference at Newberry. Miss Nell Schorb of Spartanburg, spent Saturday and Sunday in Yorkville with Mr. Geo. T. Schorb.'s family. Mrs. Frank Tiddy returned to her home at Shelby, N. C., Sunday, after a visit to relatives and friends in Yorkville. Mr. R. C. Bollck, of Ridgeway, has taken a position with the Yorkville Banking and Mercantile Co., as bookkeeper. Mrs. R. C. Alleln of Yorkville, and Deaconess Wilde of the Church Home Orphanage, left this morning for Greenwood. Mr. W. W. Jenkins, Jr., returned to WolTord college yesterday, after a visit of several days to Mr. W. W. Jenkin's family. Rev. J. L. Oates is still confined to his home with mumps. First one aide of his throat was affected, and now it is the other side. He is having a real good case. Mrs. H. H. Crosland and son, Master Herbert, left this morning for their home in Bennettsville, after spending three weeks in Yorkville with Mrs. Crosland's parents. Mr. W. C. Erwin, who has been with the Yorkville Banking and Mercantile Co. for the past year as bookkeeper, left last week to take a position In Rion. S. C. Mrs. J. T. Leeper of Belmont, N. C., Mrs. Allen Armstrong: of Qastonla, N. C., and Miss Bessie Armstrong: of the Point section, visited Mr. L. W. Louthlan's family last week. Mr. John B. Plaxco returned last week from Bartow, Fla., where he attended the annual meeting of the Associate Reformed synod. He reports quite a delightful time down in Florida. Mr. Jos. A. Smith of the Cotton Belt neighborhood, who has been unwell for quite a while, was in Yorkvllle last Saturday, and his many friends were glad to have the pleasure of shaking hands with him again. The condition of Mr. Joseph F. Wal lace, who has been confined to his home for some weeks, shows signs of slow improvement. Mr. Wallace is able to sit up and is always glad to see his friends when they call. Mrs. L. B. Tate, a missionary from Chunju, Korea, Is spending several days this week In Yorkvllle, and will make an address this afternoon In the First Fresbyterian church. f Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore and daughter, little Miss Caroline Brevard of Charlotte, N. C., spent Saturdayday and Sunday with Mrs. S. R. Moore and Mrs. Thos. F. McDow In Yorkvllle. Hickory Grove, November 26: On last Thursday, about thirty-five invited guests gathered at the hospitable home of Mr. H. H. Sherrer, to participate in a Thanksgiving celebration. The dinner, consisting of four courses, was not only an abundant one, but a most elaborate one, and was prepared and served In a manner and style that was faultless. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Farris and children, Lee and Hugh Bryson of Bethany; Mrs. Macye Robinson and son, Hugh Egger, of Sharon; Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Sherrer and children, Albert, Earle and Pressly; also Mr, Patrick Reed of Gastonia, N. C.; Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Dowdle and little son, Hugh John, of Hickory Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Sherrer, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Sherrer and children, Leila, MofTett, iva and tiugn; Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Sherrer and children. Elizabeth and Haskell, and Mrs. Elizabeth Cranford, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Plexico, and children, Joe Marion and Lamar. Statesvllle, N. C., special of November 27, to the Columbia State: One of the prettiest marriages of the season occurred Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock at the attractive country home of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sharpe, east of town, when their daughter, Florence, became the bride of Robert L. Jenkins of Norfolk, Va. The ceremony " Oi norfnrmcfl hv Rev. J. H'. PreSSly. the pastor of the bride, In the presence of a limited number of relatives and Intimate friends, the event having been planned as a quiet affair. The marriage was pretty in its simplicity, the ceremony being very impressive. The bride wore a blue traveling suit. The decorations were elaborate and the entire interior of the spacious home was a pleasing scene of beauty. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe and is an unusually handsome and charming young woman, who is a favorite with her friends. Mr. Jenkins is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jenkins of Yorkvllle, S. C., but has for the past few years made his home at Norfolk, Va., where he has a responsible position with the Royster Guano company. He has visited in Statesvijle a number of times and has made warm friends here. He and his bride became acquainted while both were in college at Due West, a few years ago. The popularity of the couple was attested in a material way by the number of valuable and beautiful wedding gifts received. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins left on the 10.20 train for Hickory, where they spent the night, leaving yesterday morning for an extended northern trip, after which they will be at home in Norfork. Among those from a distance in attendance at the marriage were Mrs. J. Y. Miller of Gastonia, this state, and Messrs. L. W. Jenkins of Spartanburg, J. A. Jenkins of Rock Hill, S. C., sister and brothers of the groom; and Capt. T. A. Mott of Hickory, N. C., uncle of the groom. GENERAL SESSIONS. 11 TKn ITnrinlpot* v\ nen ine ia.?i issue ui mc u..Mu..v. wont to press, the court of general sessions was still hard at work on the criminal calendar, and a jury was out on the case of Burrls Garrison, charged with murder. After considering the case for several hours, the Jury found itself hopelessly unable to agree, and the court ordered a mistrial. 1 The next case was that of the State vs. M. W. Haffner, John Haffner, S. E. > Haffner and Jim Crosby, charged with 1 the larceny of a lot of cotton from the field. The case took up all of Friday afternoon and the speeches were not concluded until Saturday morning. At the conclusion of the State's testimony, the solicitor consented to a verdict of not guilty as to John Haffner and Jim Cro3by. The Jury took the papers as to the others and returned with a verdict of not guilty. Practically all of Saturday was taken up in the trial of the case of the State against John L. Ashe, charged with breach of trust with fraudulent Intent This case was a rather unusual one In several particulars, and not the least unusual feature of it was that it resulted in a verdict of guilty, notwithstanding the fact that it was clearly made to appear that the prosecution had its inception in an effort to collect an account The State showed that the defendant had bought a lot of fertilizers, amounting to about $1,100 from the Planters' Fertilizer and Phosphate company. A portion of the fertilizers was for the use of the defendant, and the balance was sold to other parties. In accordance with the terms of a contract between the parties, the defendant gave his note for the whole amount purchased, and taking the notes of his customers for the amount sold to them, turned the notes of the customers over to the fertilizer company as collateral security for his own note. When the notes of the customers were due, the fertilizer company sent them to Ashe for collection. He collected the notes, and in due time paid to the fertilizer company an amount equal to their aggregate value; but there was still a balance due on nis own note, ana tne fertilizer company having evidence that the defendant had used the proceeds from the collateral notes for his own purposes, prosecuted him criminally, in order, It was alleged, to ccmpel the payment of the other money. According to the testimony, a representative of the company went to Ashe in the fall of 1908, for a settlement Ashe admitted that he had collected the money on the collateral notes and had used it for his own purposes. He asserted his Intention to pay, said he had thirteen bales of cotton ginned, and about twenty-five more in the seed to gin, but his gin was broken down. He offered to give up the thirteen bales then and there, and the balance as rapidly as he could gin it. The agent of the phosphate company agreed to that arrangement and twelve bales of cotton were hauled to the s ation in three loads, the agent of the fertilizer company left the other bale because he did not deem it necessary to make another load for It; but the understanding was that the balance of the cotton should be forthcoming at once. This was early in last January. At this time, Ashe represented to the fertilizer man that he having repaid the amount represented by the collateral notes, the fertilizer company should be willing to watt on him for the balance. Shortly afterward, he was arrested on a warrant charging him as he was afterward indicted and at the same time suit was entered against him for the balance due on his own note. There was not a great deal of dispute as to the facta In the case; but when Ashe went on the stand to testify in his own defense, the State made an aggressive attack on his character, quite a number of witnesses swearing that they would not believe him on oath. In the argument the uttorneys for uie ueiense neiu uuli were wee uu breach of trust; that while the defendants had used the proceeds of the notes entrusted to him for collection for his own purposes, he had done it in the ordinary course of business, with the full Intention of paying all he owed; that he had actually paid all that was represented by the trust notes; that the balance due was his own note; that his character did not enter into the matter at all; that the whole proceeding was merely in the nature of an effort to use the criminal side of the court to collect a debt that could be properly enforced only on the civil side of the court. The prosecution strongly emphasized the testimony that had been given against th? defendant's character and drew from that testimony presumptions as to intent; but still greater stress was laid upon the necessity of strength cuing unu u^iiuiuuig tuc pi iiikipic wi commercial integrity. It was argued that a man's intentions can but be judged by his acts; that this defendant had no right whatever to mix these trust funds with his own funds; that the proceeds of each note should have been sent in as such, and part of the money was received and on no account did the defendant have a right to divert the money to his own purposes. The prosecution stressed the point also that after a breach of trust had been committed, the subsequent refunding of the amount that had been stolen for the time being would not make it good. The Jury, after remaining out about half an hour, returned with a verdict of guilty. The court overruled a motion for a new trial and sentenced the defendant to six months In the county Jail. Upon notice of appeal, the defendant was released on a bond of $1,000. LOCAL LACONICS. Magistrate For Bethel. Mr. Horace E. Johnson who received the endorsement of the voters for the position in the recent primary has been commissioned as magistrate In Bethel township of York oounty, Mr. Johnson has held the position before, and Is well qualified by both knowledge and experience. Mr. H. i* Johnson Is acting as his constable, To Re-Asses* Real Estate. Auditor Hunter is giving notice today of the opening of his books on January 1, for the purpose of taking returns of property for taxation In 1910. The quadrennial reassessment of the real property of the county will be made next year. The most striking feature of the notice published today is the increased number of special school districts. There are more of these special ->cliool districts now than there has ever been before. Rock Hill vs. Yorkville. Rock Hill Record: Fighting gamely, the Rock Hill eleven went down in defeat on Thanksgiving Day by the score of 10 to 0 in favor of Yorkville. In the first half Yorkville had things all their own way, their heavy back plunging through Rock Hill's light line, and protected by good interference, made long gains around the ends. In the second half Rock Hill rallied on a fake kick formation. Browne, A. made two forward passes for forty yards and a little later an outside kick for fifteen yards. With the ball on Yorkville's fifteen-yard line, Boyce attempted a ?oal from the field, but failed. Browne, H. and Maaaey starred for Rock Hill ind Allein and Wltherspoon for Yorkirille. Arrested For Murder. Constables S. N. Johnson and J. L. Sanders, arrested another negro murderer In Bethel township yesterday morning-. The fellow's name is Cull Barrett, and he Is wanted for killing one, Charlie McNeely in Union, county, N. C., In December 1903. He admits that he is the party wanted. The negro was spotted by Mr. Hi L#. Johnson, who also brought about the arrest of the negro who was picked up in Yorkvllle last week. Death of Mra. C. W. Whisonant. Mrs. J. P. White of Yorkville, was called to Wilklnsville last Saturday on account of the death of her mother, Mrs. C. W. Whlsonant, who passed away on Saturday moaning after a long and tedious illness. Mrs. Whlsonant was 63 years of age, and besides her husband, leaves several children, among them, Mrs. White, Mrs. Jos. I). Durham of Columbia; and Miss Grace Whlsonant, the latter a former teacher in the Yorkville Graded school. The funeral took place at Salem church on yesterday. Negro Stabbing Affray. Rock Hill special of November 28, to the Charlote Observer: A well known negro of this place, Julian Steele, better known as "Dummy," as he has been unable to talk for a number of years on account of a severe spell of sickness, was severely stabbed by another negro named Sam Massey last evening about < o clock, near the Highland Park oil mill, "Dummy" was cut In the back of the neck and It la said one of the arteries was cut. He received medical attention right away and Is reported to be getting along very well today. Massey was taken In charge by the police. It is said that Massey stabbed the other negro about a board bill that was duo. Bouquet For Constable Sanders. Yorkvllle correspondence of Charlotte Observer: Mr. James L. Sanders of this place holds a commission as special feonstable for York county, his special work being that of suppressing the illicit sale of whisky and looking after that species of gambling peculiar to the crs.p-shooter and cardplayers. During the present session of the court of general sessions he has secured nine convictions for whisky selling, out of nine prisoners so far tried, and yet has several cases to be disposed of. During the present year about 13,000 has been paid in cash fines by violators of the laws brought to book by this one officer, to say nothing of u lar^e numoer wno nave aune lime on the chaingang. Mr. Sanders' total cost to the taxpayers, including: salary and expenses for the year, will not exceed $1,600. The county has never made a better Investment from a moral or financial view point than the employment of this officer, and it is safe to say that if all the other counties of the state had one or more officers as capable and fearless as Jim Sanders, little or nothing: would be heard of the time-worn slogan that "prohibition does not prohibit." Prepare to Fight. About twenty-five York county holders of policies in a Spartanburg fire insurance company that was discredited by Insurance Commissioner McMaster, met in Yorkvllle yesterday for the purpose of making arrangemenu to defend a suit that has been entered against them. The Insurance company Is run on an assessment basis. aicmaaier naa receivea many complaints about it, and an investigation by him satisfied him that the company was not solvent He published the fact Some of the York county policy holders sent in their policies at once and paid up all past due assessments. Others, assuming that they had not been insured at all, and would not have gotten their money had they sustained a fire loss Just quit paying. In the meantime, the insurance company continued to make assessments, and threaten suit in the event the assessments were not paid. The meeting yesterday was for the purpose of employing an attorney to look into the matter, file an answer to the complaint, and resist the suit. It is believed by many that the insurance company will noi press tne suit; dui anyway tne policy holders are now prepared for eventualities. A Satisfactory Eclipse. The eclipse of the moon took place last Friday night; but not exactly on schedule. The understanding was that it was to commence shortly before 12, but It did not begin operations until two hours later. Quite a number of people sat up during the greater part of Friday night, to witness the interesting phenomenon, and these, of course, included some of the best astronomers among the young couples. Of course, many of these saw It all. The eclipse commenced at 2.11 Saturday morning, reached totality at a quarter past 3, and wad not entirely over until nearly 6. Previous to the entrance of the earth's penumbra, or outer secondary shadows and even for a short time thereafter, the satellite was as bright and beautiful as could be imagined, being at the full, as it always is when it undergoes a totality of eclipse. Almost the very moment in which it was hurled into the outer edges of the earth's long conical shadow, which extends far into space 618,000 miles beyond the interfering m on, the change was noticeable here and from that time on the darkness, beginning at the upper extreme, steadily crept over the surface of the dead planet, until between 3 and 4 o'clock practically all was obscured, though yet visible. The entire moon was burled -in the center of the shadow, but It is true more often than otherwise that that body remains yet faintly visible. This is supposed to be caused by the light refracted through the earth's atmn.inhprc all around the sunrise and sunset line. The atmosphere, absorbing nearly all the bluish rays, allows the reddish to pass through and the result Is the tint of faint reddish brown or copper color imparted to the earth's companion of the ages. Had very cloudy weather prevailed around the earth's sunrise and sunset line at the time the moon might have disappeared so completely as to be almost Invisible through telescopes. Had conditions been contrariwise, the eclipsed body might have been so bright as to render the phenomenon hardly perceptible. Fortunately for the spectacle, neither extreme of atmospheric condition was manifested this time. The night became quite as dark as it is when the moon is entirely lost to this hemisphere of the globe. Increase of Federal Employes?The personnel of Uncle Sam's establishment is increasing by leaps and bounds, the grand total of all Federal omninvpa at nresent beine aDDroxl mately 370,065 as against 306,141 in 1907, an increase in the two years of about 64,000 persons, or about twenty per cent. These and other interesting facts are brought out in the official register, or government's "blue book" for 1909, which shortly will be issued. The new publication will show that there were 28,947 persons in the Federal employ in Washington on July 1 last, the annual pay roll for them being 331,541,225 an average of nearly $1,100 each. The total will be temporarily swollen next year by the addition of about 3,000 persons to the clerical force of the census bureau, adding nearly $5,000,000 in salaries during the year or more of their employment. The treasury department with 6,996 persons takes the lead of all the government departments in Washington in the number of employes, while the executive office ends the list with only fortythree employes. ? Havana, Nov. 28: Not since the downfall of the administration of President Palma has the political atmosphere of Cuba been more obscure and more laden with suggestions of trouble than it is at the present time. The re-established republic is scarcely nine months old and already rumors have become persistent that some way is being sought to secure the retirement of President Comes, either by persuasion or by ft compulsion, and place Vice President Zayas at the head of the nation. When General Gomez received the post of Chief Magistrate at the hands of Governor Magoon the followers of Vice President Zayas stood shoulder to shoulder with those of the president, and even the conservative opposition, which had sustained the banner of General Menocal In the campaign of the previous summer, lent him their loyal support, In the determination to give the new administration a fair trial. That they regard the trial as a failure is evidenced by their manifesto Issued shortly before the reconvening of congress, In which they declared their ' m Intention of beginning an active cam- ' ^ paign against the administration. Probably the most serious condition that the president Is now facing is that resulting from the continued failure of efforts to effect a complete N fusion between his partisans and those of Vice President Zayas. Another disquieting feature of the situation is the renewal of agitation for the formation of a negro party. Steps preliminary to organization were taken at a meeting of colored men In the province of Oriente. For some weeks past Havana has been the mecca for local colored leaders from all sections of the island, who have come to confer with Senator Morua del Gado, president of the senate and acknowledged leader of his race, In whose honor a great demonstration was recently held In Havana. The grievance of the negroes Is that they have not been accorded the number of offices to which thev feel hct they are entitled. ? New York, November 27: Dr. Frederick A. Cook 1* reported to have suffered a nervous breakdown and nis condition Is such that not even his closest personal friends are permitted to see him. The work of preparing and annotating the records by which he expects to prove that he discovered the * north pole Is said to be responsible for his condition. He came into the city on Wednesday afternoon from a suburban hotel, where he had been at work for several weeks and consulted specialists. His condition was reported to be such that he was hurried to the \| home of a friend in this city, where he has since remained in seclusion. An attorney representing Dr. Cook announced today that the sailing of Walter Lonsdale, Cook's secretary on the steamship United States, with a large portfolio was a subterfuge, and that Dr. Cook's data really started for the University of Copenhagen several days ago on a much faster steamer. '"The ?^ portfolio which Mr. Lonsdale carried was only a dummy to trap the conanlrotnpa tnhn hova .% mrnru up?*MVVt w ?? ? V I V0VI ?VU W V*/ means to gain possession of Dr. Cook's data," said the explorer's attorney. "I am convinced that an effort will be made to rob him of the package which he has in his possession before the ^" steamship reaches the other side." m Persons in Dr. Cook's confidence declare that his detectives learned that two men and a woman took passage on the United States to gain possession of the data which they believed Mr. Lonsdale would carry to Copenhagen. It is said that Dr. Cook received a letter several days ago from a scientist informing him tnat an effort would be made to obtain the records. AT THE CHURCHE8. PRESBYTERIAN. There will be prayer meeting on ^ Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. METHODIST. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. BAPTIST. '. ? There will be prayer meeting on Wednesday afternoon at 3. SO o'clock. . Spfrfat Uoticfs. At 8hady Grove. There will be preaching at the new Mefhnrilot phnmh nt ShoHv (lrnv* na*t \ Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. \ Hickory Grove and Smyrna. 1 ' There will be congregational meet- * ings at Hickory Grove and Smyrna A. M| R. P. churches, next Sabbath, immediately after Sabbath school, for the purpose of electing a pastor. Congregational Moating. There will be a congregational meeting at Ramah next Saturday afternoon, December 4, at 2 o'clock, for the purpose of deciding the building question. A full attendance is desired. T. A. Brown, Clerk of Session. HYMENEAL. Married?By Rev. s. D. Bailey, at. the home of the bride's father, Mr. B.. ^ Hill, on November 24, Miss NANNIE} ~ HILL and Mr. H. N. ALEXANDER. art.. -ia . ? y*> l.i oi-ne mouon ^inrnfi. ? =r ^ Yorkvllle, November 30?Cotton 14|? New York Market New York, Nov. 29.?Spot closed quiet, 20 points lower; middling' up~ lands 14.55; middling gulf 14.80; sales none. Futures opened steady and clos- ' ed barely steady as follows Nov. 14.15; December 14.20; Jan. 14.35; Feb. 14.46; March 14.66; April 14.69; May 14.81; June 14.68; July 14.77; Aug. 14.08; Sept 12.95; Oct 12.53. New York, Nov. 29.?With the bull lenders maintaining their passive atti- * tude, and outside buying restricted by the approaching government reports, the cotton market ruled easier today under scattering liquidation and bear pressure encouraged by unfavorable crop accounts from abroad and the failure of recent small crop estimates to stimulate demand. The close was barely steady at a net decline of 5 to 20 points. The market opened steady at an advance of 3 to 8 points but this was not a full response to strong cables, and the declining tendency soon developed. The circulation of December noticed caused some liquidation of near months; the crop estimate of a prominent New Orleans authority, placing the growth at 10,625,000 bales exclusive ^ of linters, was probably a disappointment to some recent buyers of late positions. At any rate offerings were rather general while there seemed to be little support, and bears became more confident as they saw the market -# gradually yielding to pressure. Rumora ijp that cotton was coming back from Liverpool and that a large Lancashiremill wa? to shut down, added to the depression during the afternoon In spite of the bullish showing of the day's statistics while stop loss orders were uncovered on the decline to a net loss of about 18 to 20 points on active months. The close was within 2 or 3 points of the lowest. The average estimate of Memphis cotton exchange members published during the day was jB 10,749,000 bales, but had no appreciable effect on the market. Southern spot markets officially reported early were unchanged to lc lower. Exports for the day exceeded receipts at the ports by about 60,000 bales. Arrivals of cotton are expected here from Liverpool before the end of the week as well as further shipments from the south, but New York reported a little cotton today, and some of the local spot men doubt whether the stock here M'jn ovcpflii 1 Ri) Ann h?l?? hv the end of the year. Receipts of cotton at the porta today 36,242 bales, against 32,842 last week, and 101,208 last year. For the week 220.000 bales against 207,035 last week and 463,357 last year. Today's receipts at New Orleans 4,427 bales j against 33,568 last year. SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY I WILL sell at auction on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2D. all of my Household and Kitchen Furniture for Cash, to the highest bidders. Sale at * 10 a. m. R. H. FOSTER. Filbert, No. 1. 95 ft. 2t*