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? Wilmington. N. C.. August 2: A 1 verdict for $5,000 was returned this afternoon in the case of J. W. Holmes against Dr. L. H. Love, formerly a ' prominent physician of this city, but who moved to Monterey, Cal., about three years ago for his health. Holmes asked for $20,000. J. W. Holmes was formerly a conductor on the Seaboard Air Line and resided at Monroe. He was thrown from an engine about ten years ago and his right arm fractured and also dislocated. Dr. Love treated him and he was released with his shoulder dislocated, the defendant o^mniino in the answer that the arm of plaintiff was out of joint. The defense contended that Holmes would not submit to being placed under an anaesthetic and therefore thorough diagnosis could not be made. Holmes it is claimed has but little use of his right arm. He is now a clerk in the freight offices of the Seaboard in this city. An appeal will, in all probability. be taken to the supreme court. ? Pittsburg, Pa.. August 2: Dr. George Murray Stuart, the 27-year-old physician of the fashionable Eastend district, who was found dead in bed with a bullet hole In his head last night at the side of Edna Wallace, a well known character of Pittsburg's underworld, who it is believed shot the physician and then killed herself, was to have been married the 10th of the present month. The invitations to the physician's marriage were received here today. Dr. Stuart's parents live at Winchester. Va., and his bride woo tn hnve been Miss Alice Pauline Simpson, of Laws. Va. At the bachelor apartment of Dr. Stuart the police today found his wedding garments carefully packed. He was to have left for the home of his intended bride tonight. Identification of the Wallace woman was made complete today when her body was viewed at the morgue by a brother-in-law. The woman's sister, who lives in Pittsburg has refused to allow the body to be brought to her house. ? In the Republican primary elections in Kansas. Tuesday, the insurgent wing of the party, led by Congressman Murdock, captured six out of the eight congressional nominations. The battl cry of the insurgents was "anti-Cannonism." In Iowa at the state convention on Wednesday, Senator Cummins, insurgent, and his friends controlled the convention, and in his address said the Republican party had failed in its platform pledges. He was frequently interrupted by the "standpatters." The indorsement of President Taft in the party platform, was scarcely more than an act of courtesy. In Missouri, the insurgents made slight gains over the Cannon wing of the Republican party, and more than half of the Democratic congressmen, including Champ Clark, were nominated without opposition. Three regular Republicans were renominated in Oklahoma, and the "grandfather clause," a proposed amendment to the constitution of the state denying suffrage to ignorant tie- , groes, carried by 10,000 to 15,000 votes. ? Niagara Falls, N. Y.. August 3: While at work on the new pipe line of the Ontario Power Company, at Niag- j ara Falls, Ont., at five o'clock this j evening. Frederick W. Bruce, George Collett and William McLaughlin were killed by contact with metal plates charged with electricity. The men were engaged in placing a portion of the lining inside the eighteen foot 1 flume, when the plates they were handling came in touch with the wires used to light the tube. Their hands on the steel sheeting and their ( feet resting on the steel floor of the | tube formed a perfect circuit and all three were killed as they stood. Workmen in the tube, noticing the peculiar attitude of the men, hurried to , their assistance and found all three , dead, their hands still upon the steel plate they had been pushing into place. The current was quickly cut , off, and by the light of candles the bodies were extricated and laid in a row on the bottom of the tube. Drs. Logan, McGarry and Thompson were summoned and worked over the bodies of the three men. After a half hour the physicians pronounced the men dead. ? Dr. Hawley H. Crippen, the London dentist, arrested at Father Point, , Quebec, Sunday, with Kthel Leneve, will go back to London without a , fight against extradition, to face the charge of murdering his wife. Belle Elmore. Since his arrest, Crippen has maintained silence and has said noth- ( ing that could be construed as an admission of any connection with the murder. He at first intended to fight against extradition but on the promise of legal aid by friends in London, he has decided to voluntarily return to face the charge. Inspector Dew is hoping that the Leneve girl will be induced to tell all she knows and if he is successful in his efforts it is believed that damaging evidence against the accused will be brought out. In Quebec the pair have been kept apart and the doctor will have no further opportunity to exercise any influence over the girl. The English relatives of Miss Leneve are urging her to tell the officials all she knows about the dentist and it is not unlikely that she will finally weaken and turn loose all the information she has on Crippen and his past life. The accused man is highly pleased over the proffer of legal aid by London friends. He is basing his hopes of escape on the difficulty of the London police in positively identifying the corpse found in the cellar of the London house as that of Belle Elmore. The identification will be especially difficult because of the sl; i Cm nf file (b-Cdlll Oosil ioil of the corpse. ? Provincetown, Mass., August 3: The lirst fatal accident during the practices and manoeuvres of the North Atlantic licet, now on the drill grounds in Massachusetts Day, occurred late yesterday afternoon, when George William Fairey. of Orangeburg, S. t\. rated as gunner's mate, second class, lost his life while in (living dress. Torpedo practice had made the day a most exciting one. a smooth sea and absence of wind allowing continuous work. Some of the torpedoes had not gone true and one sank out of sight in twelve fathoms of water. To recover this Fairey donned the diving suit and was lowered over the tender's side. All of the diving regulations were carefully carried out and although the water was quite deep, the diver's tenders had no thought of a serious ending. It is asserted that Fairey signalled on the "all right" cord until well to the bottom. Then came a pause, which those above took to mean he had found the bottom and was getting his bearings. Suddenly, a second later, the danger rope twitched slightly. Fairey was drawn 1 up from a depth of sixty or more feet und the helmet detaehed. He was alive, but unconscious and died a few moments later. His body was taken to the hospital ship Solace and today sent to his sister. Mrs. K. U. Pauling, at Orangeburg. Exactly what caused death has not been given out, the surgeons aboard the Solace declining to talk, as it is a question for the board of inquiry to answer, but it is generally believed among the tleet's officers that something went wrong with the air supply. ? * ? *? a1.. I (Iuc ijiornnue irnquuu. Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE, S. C.: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5. 1910. PooK Carmack did not die in vain. Foil a man of the acknowledged ability of Torn Watson of Georgia, to dabble in peanut polities, is indeed pitiful. Tiik Georgia legislature has passed a law prohibiting betting on elections. The law doesn't penalize the "I-toldyou-so's." President Taft has sent Senator Crane into the west to spy out the land. The spy will probably find sour grapes in Ohio and Indiana. Mr. W. J. Bryan was knocked out by the Nebraska Democratic convention on his local option plank, but everybody knows that he will "come back." He never stays out. Ekiiity-six counties of Georgia have returned 96,000 dogs for taxation, and sixty counties are yet to be heard from. Yes, Georgia certainly needs compulsory education, along certain lines. SECRETARY Ballinger said ill an interview Monday: "Pinchot, Garfield and that bunch have been after me. trying to make a scapegoat of me." And he might have added that the "bunch" had succeeded. The lemon is an omen of good luck to Charles Price, a Minnesota convict, who has been granted a parole because he succeeded in growing lemons weighing three pounds each, in the state prison yard. He evidently handed Jack Erost a lemon. With the "insurgents" carrying everything before them in the west, in lilt* primal > ricn umis auu ...... v .......... for Republican congressional nominations, Messrs. Aldrich, Cannon. Taft and other "standpatters" must surely see the handwriting on the political wall. THE Yorkville Enquirer says that farm land in York county is now selling for $f>0 an acre. And at one time the whole of York county could have been bought for $.r?0.?Anderson Mail. Yes. yes, in those good old times when York county was a country in which nobody lived and the dogs larkfd at strangers. The difficulty was in having the papers made out and finding a man with the fifty dollars. Ix reproducing what The Enquirer recently said about the enhanced value of York county farm lands, the Charlotte Chronicle speaks of $HiO lands in Mecklenburg and goes on to suggest that this is not a good card with which to attract immigrants from the northwest. As a matter of fact, we don't think either York or Mecklenburg lands are selling for anything like their value and there is not only room for a very material advance in prices in both counties during the next few years; hut that advance will he realized. Land is the cheapest thing it this country today, and we believe that this coming fall will furnish verification of the statement. Til Kit R is just as much justice in the claim that six counties want to force dispensaries on thirty-six counties, as there is in the claim that thirty-six counties want to force prohibition on six counties. The thirty-six counties do not want to force anything on the six. At least we do not so understand it. This is not the issue at all. The issue is whether the law shall he left in such shape that the liiptor people may front time to time re-establish dispensaries in the counties that have voted them out, and eventually build up another state-wide liiptor system that will control the state more completely and more hopelessly than did the old state dispensary. The experience of the past fifteen years litis demonstrated very clearly that if liiptor is to be sold tit till, the license system is the one that can be followed with less danger to the government. Tin: fact that the cotton producers of the south have been unwilling to sell the early months for future delivery, has had a most satisfactory effect on the market. It has been very well understood for years that no other near ininiriiri' nas ii s>> euecuvc as t lit* selling 1 >* southern producers. Tempted l.y apparently high prices during a number of years past, southern producers have sold in the summer lor future delivery, often these sellers have apparently hit it right, in that spot prices in the fall were lower than those at which they had agreed to doliver. Sellers would congratulate themselves on the lucky bargain that they considered themselves to have made and buyers would congratulate themselves on the low price at which they were able to buy the bulk of the crop, because of the future selling of the few. I hit last year the people who sold in the summer for delivery in the fall got stuck, and this season they tire not willing to try the same thing again, notwithstanding the fact that future prices are more attractive now even than they were tlun. It takes a long time for cotton producers to learn how these things operate; but it is now beginning to look as if they are really picking up a few pointers. Tilt: people who are inclined to lie hopeless over the proposition that right and decency always win out in the long run. are invited to take encouragement from the result of the Tennessee election yesterday. Accord- a in>; t?? tin- reports. Governor J'atter- o son, the man who pardoned Cooper, a the murderer of Carmack, after the r, supreme court had affirmed his convic- a tion, was defeated with his machine lv n 40,(100 majority. Complete returns c! may reduce this majority, hut there is ti no possibility that they will change defeat to victory. The tremendous significance of this result is best ap- ' prcciated when it is remembered that a more than anything else, it furnishes t; an illustration of the irresistible pow- j* er of outraged decency even over such j an apparent impregnable o! stacle as a a dominant and thoroughly entrenched " *> !-. Tho SlilU' I'VIIHTiaiM WI ^aiii/.aiiuii, .IV| action of Patterson in pardoning Coop- p ?-r was a more contemptible crime than ? was the crime of Cooper and his effort 1 g to defeat the supreme court justices, because of the loyal manner in which s they discharged their sacred duty was 11 of a piece with it. The result of the " election furnishes occasion for getter- Jj al gratification, and decent people ev- a er.vwhere will rejoice and take new courage in the assurance that right al- ^ ways wins, especially when it gets a p little help. "TllKY are a hard, rough set," said a S traveler in the hearing of the writer, '' on a Southern train between Yorkville Jj-' and Hlackshurg n few days ago. He was speaking of railroad men. conduc- tl tors, engineers and baggage men, and '' the remark coming as it did from a e man of apparently more than ordinary \\ standing and intelligence, was just a tl little surprising. We don't believe that j th" public believes anything of this ,, kind. We certainly do not believe it. n This writer has at different times been r thrown into contact with all classes of railroad workers under various condi- h tions, has seen their temper and dis- tl position tried in numerous ways, and as the result of his experience is inr clined to give them a position as high as that occupied by any other class of n workers. It is difficult to realize, for w instance, the manv trials and annov- a i i ances ti? which the average railroad conductor is subjected. He lias all p kinds of people to deal with in all kinds of moods and tempers. There is no disputing the fait that the general j attitude of the public to the railroads a is hostile. It is not worth while to go s into the reasons, for very few people will deny the fact. The traveling pub- n lie carries this hostility on the trains h and somehow, unconsciously, maybe, " v allows it to operate against the railroad employes. But there is never any resentment to be seen on the part of the trainmen. Their general attitude s is that of strict attention to their duties in a businesslike manner. Let occasion arrive however, and they are s always found to be kind, attentive and w q sympathetic. A sick or injured pas- ^ senger, a helpless child or an unpmtect- o ed lady could not be in better hands, i Their work is hard and rough it is true, but the "rough, hard man" among j, them is the exception, and he does not *i stay long. The management won't ' stand for him, nor will the splendid esprit de corps that pervades the en- t| tire service stand for him. The esprit 7. de corps will frequently weed him out, e before the management hears of his ^ case. And there is another important thing about railroad men. They fre- fi quently have to go into court as wit- J* nesses and it is a common thing for lawyers to try to prejudice their testi- it mony by stressing the fact of their P being in the pay of the railroad com- " pany. The fact is that taken as a P whole, the railroad employes consti- b tute as good a class of witnesses as n ever go on the stand. They stick more ,, closely to the exact truth as they see fi it with less concern as to results, and " TT regardless as t<> whether the plaintiff is ' a fellow employe or an outsider. There have heen numerous instances where the plaintiff's only hope of estahlish- c ing his case was on the testimony of 1 railroad employes, and where the rail- |f road would have won if the employes a had heen willing to lie for it. No, we S1 do not think that the railroad ptople as a whole are a "rough, hard set." We p think they are just as good a set as is 1? to he found in any other occupation. h Editorial Jaunt to Anderson. < CI Pursuant to an intention long enter- ? tained, hut for which opportunity has si heen slow to develop, the editor of The Enquirer made a (lying visit this week to the city of Anderson, leaving York- si ville on Tuesday evening and return- " ing yesterday morning. The object of " the trip was to secure material for a ,, story that would seem to promise more s< or less information ami interest to our readers, and incidentally to satisfy a (] desire for the personal pleasure that e could he so easily anticipated. " The Anderson people are having what is known as a "home-coming week." The idea conies from the New h Knglanders, and of late years has heen '' growing more or less popular in the (j south. It is a pretty idea. too. Most v old, settled communities have in the a course of time sent numerous representatives to other parts of the country. north, east, south and west. Some have done well, and some not so well; d hut in the case of uearlv all of them, ' ej there are ties of kinship, friendship or u lousiness that can he renewed with si pleasure and profit on both sides. The bringing together is done I?v means of j a programme of interesting attractions, w pt-rsoiial invitations ami widespread n advertising. all of which the various '' committees in charge have been look- p ing after most industriously for sever- '*< al months past. To get from Yorkville to Anderson .. and l>aek is no easy undertaking, es- l> peeially if one is on limited time. There u is a change of ears at Hlaekshurg. an- | other change of ears and a night's stop ir over at (Jreeuville and still another <* change of ears til Helton. The route Si from (Jreeuville to Iteltou is hy way of ., the Southern and from Helton to An- tl dersoii either hy way of the inter-ur- a hail trolley line, or the Mile Itidge ' railroad. The Southern has helped t, tiie situation very materially of late hy inauguraling a through service over this i*1 tie Itidge road and its own line I'.v means of a gas-electric ear; hut ,.( notwithstanding till this in the matter k of eoiiiieetions with the outside world, ' the city of Anderson is still "badly hot- ' thai Up." si To one who hits iu> otlmr husiness s| than to see. the whole trip is well sr worth while. I-Vr instance, everybody || has been hearing echoes of the growth h thai has I tfoiny on duriiiK tin- past v' twenty <>r thirty years in the eoimtry si that >iie spies thr.niuh between York- a vilie ami Anderson: lnit tin ly way to SJet till aeelirate idea III' it, is tit tie- J j lustily make the trip. The progress and a: i|eVeliipinellt ill e\ ideliee nil eVi-l'V hillld is something simply niarvelnus. well 11 ejili iilated tn make every ln.val eiti/.eii | I South ('itrolinsi dntthly proud of the ii rhievements of his state. It is not 01 ur purpose, however, to give a gener- 1,1 I account of the wonderful country .|j pferred to in this article; hut merely T1 II intimate account of this particular pip and for purposes of ease and learn ess the story will l?e told in the sj, 1st person. w * * * Tl Night had come on before we reach- xv d Spartanburg, and of course, there w as little to be seen between that city lid Greenville, lint there were plen- " y of indications of the things sag- '*< ested above. The train was a "local" *\' hat runs from Charlotte to Central. 11 t was comfortably full when I got on a( t Blacksburg. At Gaffney some got sx IT ami some on; but when the train allied out there were fewer empty eats. There were gains at eaeh of the iteryening stations until we reached tli Ipartanburg when the train was rowded. Here about half the crowd f,, ot off; hut more got on than off and j, uite a number were unable to tint} st eats. Many of the passengers were ,,( lill people going to various points up st he line, and the trallie grew heavier ml heavier at each station. The conuctor told me that this condition of ffairs was the rule rather than the ?' xception and that the same train goig west at night and east in the 81 lorning, is always crowded, especial- m , between Spartanburg and Greenville, ... P' St The most imi?ortant town between Ir ipartanburg and Greenville is Greer, si 'he last time I passed through this cr iwn was about twenty years ago. th 'hen it included only a few hundred w eople. I could see nothing of it on it his trio except the street lights. In of nig rows these marked out the nu- It icrous streets, covering a territorv the pi xtent of which amazed me. There tli ere hundreds of lights, and people on as he train said that the town has a st opulation of five or six thousand, it 'hey also described the town as one fh f the best trading points in the Pico- l.v lont, and spoke of the proposition to al lip some territory off Greenville on ds lie side and Spartanburg on the other. Id nd form a new county with the court in ouse at Greer as the ruling desire of cl he people. ni ... tl It was after 10 o'clock when I got to J]] Ireenville, and although many of the nsiness houses had closed for the ight, I found the city still ablaze w ith light. There was a lot of stirring S( bout the streets too, as much activity n( 1 fact as is to be found at that hour m ven in Charleston. After finding a jn lace to spend the night, I went to the a, ireenville News office to call on Edi>r Prunson. He is off in the moun- t(' ains on his vacation; but in his place found his gentlemanly and agreeable jn ssistant. Mr. John M. Charlotte, who m bowed me through the shop, used all rj is aris <>i persuasion hi ma.se me mop w rer anrl let him drive me over the city p ext day and made me feel finite at nmp generally. Next morn in?. he rinted a story to the effect that I as on my way to Anderson to iro up hi ,-ith Editor Carpenter in his airship. w . . tr I pot up early next mornlne to he , tire of eatchinsr the first train and rove over enouerh of the town to gret . ome idea of the progress that is he- 0 itr made in the wav of new buildings. ~'j treet oaring. etc.. and was impressed ,r ith the large number of handsome nd expensive residences to be seen In fie town. The Greenville peonle are exe<ting the census figures to give them population of about 30.000. and howver that mav be. thev are able to show "J nomrh in the wav of residences, busless houses, and manufacturing esablishrnents to give pond apparent . mindation for present claims. * * * hi From Greenville down to Relton is el liroueh the bier factorv towns of Peler and Piedmont, and the nretty. old fij ducational town of Williamston. di here T.ander college was located lie- in >re its removal to c.reenwood. There jn i plenty f?f cotton and corn to be seen i com the railroad: but I did not see any ni rons eond enouarh to remind me of the p est York eountv farms until I trot w own in the neighborhood of Poiton. p, lost of the crops appeared to be very fc oor. and there were no striking signs hi f prosperity except in the towns. On e> ikin? the trolley line at Relton. how- R very, the country on toward Anderson si egan to show up much better, and y< ear the city of Anderson I saw sev- tf ral fields of corn that reminded me h< f those of J. Frank Ashe. J. T. Craw- d< ird and J. M. Williams of the McCon- in ellsville neighborhood, and r?f Mr. C. th Spencer on the outskirts of Yorkille. * * * tr There is a Rood, general view of the m itv of Anderson from the trolley ear at m point about a mile away and the an- p earanee is pleasing and agreeable. It p, i a compactly built city centering jn round a handsome court house that lands on an elevation slightly hie her Ian the surround intra. The court j,', ouse is in the center of a souare that tcludes several acres, and business }u uildintrs face it on four sides. There v, re no "skyscrapers," but (|uite a nuni r of the buildintrs are four stories a itrh. and all of them look neat and at- j), [ active. There is nothing about the -p] cut re of the town to suggest shabbi- p, ess or dilapidation. All the streets pp lope awav from the court house p, iiiare, and the business houses follow tf. tioin for several hundred yards in each vv irection. All of the surroundings af pern to have a dignified, metropolitan w. avor with but little that is suggestive vv f the typical country town. There p, re several handsome hotels, the Chi- ,j, uola on the southeast side nf the 0(ipiare, living one of the finest in the p, late. On the south side of the court ouse there is a pretty Moral square tiat is under the especial care of the ivie league, and in which there are a M o/.en or more banana trees. A hand- M' me Confederate monument stands in lis square, and on the west side of the ni iiiirt house is a bronze group in 1v onor of Ceii. Anderson, the Revoluoiiary hero for whom the county was s" amed, and which does service as a ?'* rinkiug fountain. The streets in the es icinity are all substantially paved, and ,':i II the surroundings are suggestive nC great deal of painstaking care and ivic pride. i'1 Not being familiar with normal con- a, it ions. I was unable to judge as to tie percentage of visitors; l>nt it was (>. fisy enough to see that something nnsual was k*>i>>vr on. Many of the a! ton- fronts were decorated in pay 8 lots, and signs of "Welcome Home," l< lc? were everywhere in evidence, 'J ,arge numl'ers of well dressed people ere walking the streets as if they had \ o other object than to see and he i'cii, and big bunches of them were "J athered in and around the court misc. Hand bags and suit cases were iinspictiotis and there were also tut- u nroiis women and children. There '' ere stalls stuck about at every adautagcoiis point for the sale of tish, _ read, pies, etc., street hawkers w' ere busy, and there were numerous nted amusements. The negroes also ere out in large numbers and the JV eneral resemblance to the familiar irons day crowd was marked. Tlmu- 8 tnds of electric light bulbs, white and , r dored. showed also that there were rrangeinents for the continuance of J. lie festivities in the night. I did not 1 sk any ipiestions as to how the home ,r inning was making good, because that as evident enough to be satisfactory < anybody. st ? * ,,r ] had imi advised Mr. ?"arpenter tint <p was cominn. I really went in res- a mise to a personal invitation tender- pc il l>y him some time ano; hnt i did not ea now myself that I was noiun until ni was well on the way. I met hi:n in th harher shop and the welcome lie nave 01 le was ahoiit as warm as could lie de- 30 ired. lie put it up t<> me nood and tin lColin, assurinn me that everything in er ight was mine for the takinn. and wis ti< really disappidnted when I told him th tat I must leave at J.liu o'clock, so as pu net hack home that iiinht. t it her- tu ise I could not net hack before 1ft so clock Thursday moriiinn- Hnt 1 must ea lay over and no up with him in the th irship. lb-sides there was the base- fu all. the automobile races, the audi- H't riiim attractions and other thinns V< lat I must not miss, t'arpenter was s busy as a bee in a tar bucket; but isistcd that In- was at leisure and ear- th ed me around to . .-veral committee an net inns at which lie nave me the ha leasiire of meet inn a number of lead- ph m Audersoiiiaus. and then had urn n? "" it to the park where he was very ueh interested in the progress that as being made with the inflation of e "airship," a large dirigible balloon, lie airship had only been received a w days before and as it was necesry to improvise a special gas plant ith which to inflate the lag cigar taped bag, progress was slow. The ork of inflation had commenced on nesday, and up to Wednesday at noon as only half completed. Kvcrybody as especially interested in the airlip and the questions that Mr. Oar nter, who was in entire charge of it id to answer at every turn, had bein to operate on his nerves. He colluded to keep his good humor under Imirahle control, however, and anvcred every questioner exactly acini ing to his folly. * (?f course Mr. Carpenter took me tr ie office of the Daily Mail, where I met r. G. I'. Brown, the proprietor. 1 hi ml Mr. Brown also a most delight il gentleman. He was busy, but >ented t<? Ik* especially appreciative ' my visit and anxious to make my ay as pleasant as possible. * * The Daily Mail. l>y the way, is one the most notable institutions of An rson. Just as Anderson is an unulal city, eliferine? from other cities ir any important particulars, so is the ally Mail in a class by Itsedf. It if incipally a letcal paper. It does not >ek to secure a general circulation ladeqnate mail facilities are an iniperahie barrier at present: but il ?vers the city and county well and mroughly. Rut the Daily Mail haf on especial distinction through what has done and is doing for the city Anderson and for Anderson county keeps the people of Anderson, thoii ogress, their development, their likes leir dislikes, their achievements, theii mirations before the people of thf ate with a thoroughness that leaves without a peer in this particulai dd. The Anderson people thoroughappreciate the Daily Mail. They art 1 nuite proud of it, as I was aluinintly able to see: but it is impossil.x tlooo l<t nitntnrnhttnrl 4 Via fill nportance of its unique mission as early sis outside newspaper men ci." ipreeiate it. And I do not believe lat there are a half dozen seasoned wspapor men in the state who wll sapree with me in the point I atr yinp to brinp out. The consistent ?od temper of tin* Mail, its enpapinf it. its defiant but always whole, mie humor compels attention from the wspapcrs elsewhere and secures ore pleasant and profitable advert isp for Anderson than is to be had frorr iy other profitable sources. The Mai is plenty of commercial enterprise in. Mr. Brown counts for fully as any in his field as Mr. Carpenter does i his. and the two together make a rearkalde team. In spite of the obstaes now in the way. the Daily Mai ill some day spread over the entire iedmnot. * Althnuph all this is true, if I weri iclined to be a little revengeful. 1 ould not tell it. Carpenter played c ick on mp. and I am not sure thai rown was not a party to it. We hac >ett to dinner at the Chiouola and hac 'turned to the Daily Mail office. I hac dd them that I was bound to leave al HO in order to pet back home thai ipht. and they after persuading anc isistinp that I remain over if not foi ie week, at least until fi o'clock thai renins:, apparently became reconciled was ten minutes till the ears were ne to leave a point about a hundrec crds from the office. Carpenter pro?spc! that Brown show me his "scraf >ok." Brown eot the book out. It is compilation of odd bulls and breaks i the wav of nrinters* errors and inlived editorial Enplish that Browr is collected from South Carolina exlanpes durinp many vears t?ast uch of it is verv funny: but the pubsher who would undertake to repro. jce it, would be lvnched, even in Combia. Of course I was tremendouslj iterested, and we all lauphod heartily lost all appreciation of the fleetin? inutes. leavinp that to Carpenter resently Carpenter pulled out his atcli. looked as seriously as Richards oks when he reproaches Featherstorc .** ti.lliinr rf?npr?t illf* f?n thp SO iety of our great grandmothers anf rehanging a significance glance witf rnwn. said to mo. with an exprossior lggestive, of pitiable distress: "Yni-yo-your ca-ca-ca-car is gone!" Allough I realized at onee that T ha<5 en vietimized. there was nothing tc ? hut make the most of it. and not itil they read this will they know lat I ever suspected anything. * Hut T will have to admit that they eated me nicely all right, and madt e feel that even if they had gotter e left, they thought they were doinp for my own benefit. Mr. Carpeniok charge of me and introduced m< < many of the prominent folks, inuding leading business men. He tool irticular pleasure in showing me thai the establishment of O. F. Tolly & >n, Anderson has the largest furniire emporium in the state, and Sullim's handsome store is one of th( rgest in the south. He took me ititr number of other stores, and through le court house to see the big sheriff he sheriff happened to be out of town it Josh Ashley was there, dressed ir s Sunday best and exnounding polios to open mouthed admirers. Every n steps, somebody asked Carpenter hether tiie "airship would go up this "ternoon." He told each one that hf as not certain, hut hoped that it oiiid get up about six o'clock, and hr Id me that "if-if-if-th-th-th-they ?n't ge-ge-ge-get that hi-bl-lil-bbililI old ship up by tomorrow. I will.have leave town." * At about J.HO we took the trolley, r. Carpenter saiil it was to avoid icstions about the airship. I saw afrward that it was that I might see ore of the pretty city. We rode out ro miles in one direction and four or >e in another, saw numerous liandune residences and several monster utoil mills. I was very much interred at the sights as pointed out, but it her more amused at tin* fact that cry time the car stopped and sonu ?d.v got on. whether man or woman, ure was almost sun- to be a question i Mr. Carpenter as to whether the rship would up tliat afternoon, here were two more ehanees for mf get away that afternoon, one by olle.v for the connection at Helton id the other by tbe gas-electric car might through to Creenville. I was ?w confirmed in my suspicion as to the evious missed car incident, and was termined not to take any more lances. Carnenter told me very solnnly two or three times that he would it let me get left, and although 1 as now quite suspicious of him. did not let him know it. When e got back from the trolley ride er the town, the Helton ear was me. Carpenter insisted that it was long time before the gas-electric car ould leave; but telling him that I ust certainly get back to Yorkvilie e next morning, even if it should lie ccssary to hire an automobile to reetivilie. 1 grabbed my grip and ruck out for the depot. As to whethI am due Carpenter an apology or t. I am not certain; but it is a fact at I had to wait at the depot more an half an hour, before the gas-elecie car pulled out. * * * The gas-electric car is a great initutioii. It looks somewhat like an dinary passenger car. but is not lite as long. Hlectrieity generated by gasoline engine furnishes the motive iwer. and the work of running the r is very similar to the work of ruling an automobile. There is room in 1:1 r for IiIt v oeoiile. and llie Sliced neter shows that it averages from to 4? miles an hour. A Greenville an on the < ar told me that the Soiilhn has lieeu inclined to add this addiuial aeeotiiiiiodatioii. heeause of the reatened eoni|ietition of the prosed inter-urhan line that is to court Spartanburg. Greenwood, Andern, Greenville and other towns. The r is a ureal institution and one of em would not only pay but would rnish fir eat accommodation to the incline public between Hock Hill and irk vi lie. ? * 1 reached Greenville all rieht, took e Southern's No. :tu for Hlarksburtr, id in spite of my delightful friends, ?ot ck to Yorkville yesterday inoriiiinc in eiity of time to tell thu story of the ip in this issue of The Kiuiuirer. LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Jas. R. flettys?Is announced as a candidate for the house of representatives from York county, subject to tiie will of the voters in the primary. Dr. J. H. Saye?Friends present his name to the voters in the primary as a candidate for the house of representatives from York county. J. R. Latham and R. M. Bankhead, Com.?Invite the public to the oontttnSo>n ninnln O f Ulfl Ire. "" "'J I'" ville, on Saturday. August 13. Quinn Wallace?Will appreciate Information leading to recovery of an automobile tall lamp lost between Tirzah and Yorkvllle. Amuse-U Theatre?Programme for tonight Includes "A Texas Joke," t "The Little Sweeps." "The Magic Duster." etc. Admission, 5c and 10c. t Star Drug Store?Says that If you > want a big crop of turnips come to it for seed. Good line of varieties. And wants to show you Its $1 safety razors. L. .R Williams. Probate Judge?Gives ? notice that Marlon R. Jennings has applied for letters of administration on the estate of Mrs. Emmie H. 1 Jennings, deceased. First National Rank. Yorkvllle?Sug1 gests that vou provide for the mor row by saving today and offers its help In helping you to save. J. L. Williams & Go?Say that they have the best $10 suit of clothes I made and want you to come and ' see It. t Sam M. Grist. Special Agent?Prints a letter from an Illinois man in regard to the superiority of the Mutual Reneflt Life Insurance company. Kirkpatrick-Pelk Go.?Has a variety of hot weather spe ials which it s places on sale tomorrow and Monday. including goods in all lines. National Union Rank. Rock Hill? Tolls you that some inherit riches, others get them by plunging into business schemes, but the majority 1 get them by saving. It wants to ; Violr, yon to ?<fve. i Riddle Auto Co.?Talks about Ther? mos bottles for home and automoI billsts and is showing a line of auto I mobile dust coasts, i Thomson f*n.?Offers sneeia' nrlees , on coat suits tomorrow and quotes ; prices on a bit? variety of notions and other goods. > Herndon & Gordon?Have received ] another lot of fruit cans and supplies and can supply you with the i cans and supplies that you can use 1 In canning. t Durinti the past few davs. the edii for of The Enquirer, has been thrown In contact with people in Spartanburg Greenville and Anderson counties, whc I would naturally be expected to tynow a ' great deal about state politics: but hf bas not met a man who was inclined to suggest that there was even ordi4 nary interest in the subject. [ While passina throuah Blacksburs , vesterday. the reporter was very much t impressed with the interest that was I being manifested in the candidacy of I Mr. Tom Caldwell, for clerk of the I court. Mr. Caldwell is verv popular t with the Cherokee county voters and t several of them talked as if they 1 thought he had a good chance of elecr tion. t The C. & N.-W. shons are going tc . the town that offers the most induce? ments. After considering the situation I the management of the railroad has decided that because it has so many friends in so many towns along its line, it cannot afford to discriminate in favor of one as against another. It will have to be admitted that this is fair and right. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The annual meeting of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Vork countv. was held in Yorkville on last Tuesdav. J. Ta. Rainey was re-elected president, and T>. E. Roney, secretary and treasury. The old board of directors were re-elected. This organization is eighteen years old. and ? has oyer JSftO.OOO insurance in force, ooot r\ f ?\pntnctinn tn its TTIPm - I hers has averaged only about 30 cents i on the $100 insurance per annum, i There was also a meetinsr of the di. rectors of the Mutual Live-Stock In. surance association. J. Frank Ashe I was re-elected president, D. P. Lesslie, , vice president, and D. E. Boney, secret tary and treasurer. The old board ol > directors hold over, with the exception of Messrs. W. S. Wilkerson, J. J. Nichols and J. E. Latham, who were elected to fill vacancies. Mr. W. A. Triplett of Chester county, was added to the ' board. This association insures stock 1 against death or damage caused by ' fire, wind and lightning, and is doing a good work for the people of York ' and Chester counties. Within the last few weeks, it has paid claims amount: ing to $825, caused by lightning. The ' average cost has been about 25 cents : on the $100 insurance per annum. The annual meeting of the directors of the Farmers' Mutual Life Insurance com' pany. was also held here last Tuesday. ' Mr. W. ?. Wilkerson was re-elected 1 president, Mr. J. Frank Ashe, vice president, and Mr. D. E. Boney, secre tary, treasurer and manager. This 1 company has been in operation about nine years, and has paid death claims amounting to about $85,000, which has cost its members but very small 1 monthly contributions. ABOUT PEOPLE. Mrs. W. O. White of Yorkville, sppnt , several days in Charlotte, this week. Miss Hazie Betts of Yorkville It. F. D. 3. is visiting relatives near Lesslie. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. F. Thomson of . (lastonia, spent Wednesday in YorkI ville. Mr. J. H. Beckham of Yorkville, is 1 spending a few days at Piedmont Springs. Mrs. C,eo. W. Brown and children of Yorkville, are visiting relatives in . re.,..,. Miss Florrie Heard of Spartanburg is the guest of Miss Mabel Ashe in Yorkville. Miss Gladys Skinner of Blshopvllle. , is visiting Miss Dorothy Montgomery i in Yorkville. Misses Sudle and Ora Ionian of Wil, kinsville visited relatives in Yorkville > this week. Mr. J. W. Kirkpatrick lias moved his i family into the Ktroup vottage on Wright avenue, i Miss Fannie Wardlaw of Yorkville. > is at Blowing Rook, X. C., for a stay i of several weeks. Mr. E. K. Marshall of Charleston spent Wednesday with Mrs. \V. F. Marshall in Yorkville. Mrs. R. S. Dunbar of Avon, Fairfield county, is the guest of Mrs. W. Mason MeCoiinell in Yorkville. Miss Julia Smith, who has been vis; iting relatives in Union, has returned i to her home in Yorkville. Miss Lina Allison of King's Mountain. is the guest of Misses Mary and , Louise Dobson in Yorkville. Mrs. II. H. Laivs anil children have , returned to Yorkville, after spending sometime in Reidville, X. (*. Misses Minnie Love and Anna Kate Fewell of Rock Hill are the guests of Mrs. J. E. Sadler in Yorkville. Mrs. E. E. Gillespie and children are at home in Yorkville. after spending several weeks in Gulf, X. C. Mr. Ottman Rose of Leesville, is spending a few days in Yorkville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rose. Miss Xannie Smith of Hickory Grove, is visiting the family of Mr. R. H.i Jackson, on Rock Hill R. F. It. Xo. I. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Moss of Yorkville. It. F. D. No. are visiting the family of Mr. (\ T. Thomas at Clover. Misses Amy Louise, Kathleen and Beth l'atton of Roddeys, are visiting Miss Miriam Betts 011 Yorkville R. F. IX 3. Dr. and Mrs. T. B. English left yesterday for Blowing Rock, X. C.. after spending a week with friends in York villi*. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith of Charleston, catne up Tuesday on a visit of several days to Yorkvilie relatives and friends. Miss Carrie Strait of Rock Hill, spent Wednesday with Mrs. Thos. F. MeDow in Yorkvilie, on her way to Blowing Rock. Miss Wilma n'Farrcll. who lias heen visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. V n'Farrell in Yorkvilie, has returned t<> Atlanta. Mrs. T. It. Husky of 1 Test on, Va., has heen spending some days in Yorkvilie, on a visit to her sister, Mrs. f}. W. Sherrer. She expects t<? leave next Monday and will he accompanied hy her sister. Miss Natalie Delveaux. Misses Bessie and Twight Chalmers, of Charlotte spent last night with Mrs. XV. D. (ilenn, in Yorkvllle on their way to Shelby, N. C. Mrs. J. H. Miller and two children, who have been visiting in fJastonla, passed through Yorkville yesterday on their way to their home in ltock Hill. Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Spencer and children, and Miss Beck Spencer and Miss Hanson, left Yorkville vest -rday to spend several weeks at Blowing Hock, N. C. Mrs. T. M. Lowry and children. Master Thomas and little Miss Frances of Knoxville, Tenn., arrived in Yorkville last night to spend sometime with Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lowry. Mrs. B. <5. Black, who litis been at the home of her father-in-law. Dr. John Black of Blacksburg for some weeks past, recuperating from a serious illness, returned to Ynrkville yesterday. Mr. Will Rudlslll of Clover, who played with the Yorkville baseball team in a number of games during July, has been signed by the Charlotte baseball club as a utility player for the balance of the season. Mrs. R. J. Herndon of Yorkville, has received a bunch of letters from Prof. Herndon, postmarked Paris and Zurich. Prof. Herndon is having a great time taking in the interesting siehts; but comnlains that he is having more or b-ss trouble wi'h suggestions of the recurrence of the attack of pleurisy he passed through about two years ago Charlotte Chronicle, Wednesday: Rev. J. T,. Oates, pastor of a church In Yorkville. was granted a month's vacation by his congregation, and thereupon he came to a wise conclusion. The Enquirer says: "Mr. Oates will spend the time principally, visiting around among his friends In the county, and he will preach nearly every Sunday. He will spend about a week in the Xeely's Creek neighborhood. and will conduct a series of services at the church in connection with communion on Sunday." That Is what we would call a practical vacation. It f? a better plan than going awav from home and spending the congregation's mnnev among s'rangers. Resides. Mr. Oates will make the acquaintance of his people and they will come to i know him and in the end. his vacation will have nroved both profitable and pleasant. It is a good plan to spend the vacation in circulating among the home people. I.OC&L LACONipS Until January 1. 1911. We will send The Yorkville Enquirer from this date till January 1. 1911 | i for SI cents. | The Sunday School Convention. L The York Countv Tnterdenomlna, tional Sundav School convention conI vened in annual session in Woodlawn Presbvterian church, at Sharon vester-J dav, and will dose this afternoon at , r? o'clock. The local attendance is very ' good: but the Sundav schools of the ' countv are not as well represented as , it was Honed tne vwonin ne. spverai , interesting and instructive papers have , been read. and the occasion Is being I very much enjoyed by all present. ' Work on the Chester Road. During several days of this week there have been as many as fifty wa> eons hauling sand on the Chester road between the southern outskirts of , Yorkvllle and the C. & N.-W. railroad i crossing just below the Jones' Mill. and It Is exnected that the work will i be comnleted over this stretch of road > this afternoon. The wagons have been averagine ten loads each per i day and the fifty waeons have been hauling a total of SOO loads dally. J When completed this will probably be the best stretch of sand-clay road in York county. . Farmers' Institute at Gold Hill. ; Next Mondav. August 8th. Is to be i a big day at Ontd Hill academy in Fort , Mill townshin. the occasion Vielng a I farmers' institute under the direction of the Clemson colleee agricultural deoartment. There will be an able corns of sneakers present and much valuable information for farmers will be I presented. Fverv farmer of the county is invited to be there and the sneakers of the college especially urge that all who attend ask questions freelv on all i matters relating to farm and allied work. A picnic dinner will be a feature of the day. Mecklenburg Will Help York. Charlotte Chronicle. Wednesday: I The treasury of York county. S. C.. Is empty, or practically so. as there is but $100 available for nrdinarv purposes. Tn explanation. The Yorkvllle Enouirer sums up a number of extraordinary expenses and says: "Counting these sums and taking into consideration the fact that the levy of 1909 was a hair mill snort 01 tnat rur 1908 there was available for ordinary , purposes In 1908 nearly $10,000 more | than there has been for 1909. The ' treasury' Is empty. It Is true, but It does not appear to be due to the fact that the expenditures for 1909-'10 have been any more prodigal than during 1908-'09." But think of a eounty like York scraping the bottom of the till at this time of the year. But If York needs help before the new taxes eome In. rail on Mecklenburg. This rounty has the dough and would he willing to help out so pond a nelghbor as is York. Death of H. P. Allison. News was received this morning of the unexpected death of Mr. If. P. Allison. which occurred at his home at King's Mountain this morning at 9 o'clock. Mr. Allison was over on a visit to his York county relatives last week, and went home feeling as if he were going to he sick: hut without any idea of anything serious. The deceased was a son of the late Pol. \V. B. Allison and was fiO years of age on October 11. last. He has been living at King's Mountain for about twenty-five years, was justice of the peace for unite a time and until about two years ago. was in the newspaper business. His wife, who was Miss Katharine Dickson of King's Mountain, died about four years ago He leaves two daughters, Mrs. B. X. Ormand and Mrs. H. N. Moss of King's Mountain, and the following brothers and sisters: J. P. Allison, King's Mountain: R. R. Allison, Tirznh: J. O. Allison, Yorkville, Mrs. \V. J. Paris, near Rock Hill: Mrs. J. R. Barron, Tirzah. and Mrs. J. \\\ Dobson, Yorkville. Having a Hard Time. Augusta (<la.) Herald, Wednesday: The infantry regiment encamped at Aiken has been having a hard time of it. It is said that Saturday the men had more fun than military law permits and Monday were disciplined by an extraordinary amount of hard work. Practically all day they were kept drilling, and were worn out when night came. This morning at breakfast they were surprised to receive an order from the governor "to go at once to Graniteville to ?in??l 1 a riot." This weather is not pleasant even under an eleetrle fan. but to have to foot it for six miles along dusty roads and bearing a heavy gun and other impedimenta is calculated to test the patience of even a national guardsman on his annual encampment. Then when they got to Graniteville they found there was no riot and the call had simply been issued that they might be drilled in responding to such a demand upon their military experience. So they marched back again to camp, six long, long miles. And. if rumor counts for anything, this is the last time some ( of them will ever attend a camp as en- , listed men. J 1 ? Anderson, August U: The county i superintendent of education, Nichol- i son, has instituted mandamus pro- i ceedings against the state treasurer ' and others to compel them to pay to i this county what dispensary money ] they may hold and which should goto 1 tlie schools of Anderson county. Mr. i Nicholson's position is that the legislature exceeded its authority in pass- i ing an act in violation of the state j constitution. The constitution requires dispensary profits to be appropriated annually while the act of 1910 retains < all the dispensary profits in the state s treasury for future apportionment by 1 legislation with the'exception of $60,- ] 000, which is appropriated to extend < the terms of the school in certain i school districts and $20,000 to en- ( courage the building of new school i houses. < MERE-MENTION. The .strike of conductors, yardmen and trainmen of the Grand Trunk and Central Vermont railroad system, has been settled after being in progress * for three weeks. The men will receive an advance in wages, in some instances as much as 30 per cent The revenue cutter Perry has been wrecked on a reef in the Bering sea, and Is a complete loss. The fifty officers and men on board escaped with their lives Three little boys, playing near a sand bank in Brooklyn, X. Y., Monday, were crushed to death by the caving of the sand, pre sumamy caused ny me uoys anempiing to tunnel the bank By the breaking of an axle In Philadelphia Tuesday, a wagon loaded with earboys of vitriol turned over, and two children riding on the wagon, were burned to death. A number of other persons were seriously injured At Elizabeth City. N. C., Tuesday, three men were fined $25 each and another $5 and costs, by a magistrate, on a charge of assaulting Editor W. 0. Saunders on Sunday night % The French navy has begun the building of two battleships of the Dreadnought class, that are to be of 23,467 tons displacement each,...Doc Johnson, 6-years-old, killed his baby sister at Athens. f!a., Monday with a supposedly unloaded gun Demanding y more pay and shorter hours, 25,000 plumbers of Paris are on a strike.... A Chicago beef packing concern has closed a contract to furnish the British army with $5,000,000 worth of canned meats A number of trans- ^ Atlantic ships from European ports are making strenuous efforts to reach New York before August 7, on account of having aboard about $1,000,000 worth of wines on which nearly $300,000 higher duties will have to be paid if landed later than that date....Nine hoys and six girls were drowned on Lake Traun. Bavaria, Tuesday, by the capsizing of a barge.... Premier Canalejas, the premier of Spain, who Is * leading the fight against the Vatican, has been threatened with death unless he lets up in his fight for religious freedom The amount of national 1.n..l, nntan mi tat a II a 111 <7 AllO-llflt 1 tt'.lfl M* $712,029,468. and there was $688,458,26 5 on deposit to secure bank notes. ....The 77.000 engineers, conductors and trainmen of fifty-six western railroads are preparing demands for an increase of wages averaging about 20 per cent. The firemen of the same roads obtained an Increase of wages two months ago through arbitration under the Erdman act... .--Chinese 4 residents of San Francisco have sent $10,000 to their friends at home to assist In the boycott against American made goods The Columbus, O., street car strike Is costing the state $12,000 a day on account of the necessity of keeping militia on the scene... There have been a number of assassi- ^ nations of political leaders in Persia during the past month The cotton mills forming the Amoskeag corporation, Manchester, N. H., will be shut down August 26 for two weeks. Fifteen thousand operatives will be idle Four negroes have been lynched in the vicinity of Dady, Fla., during the past few days, following the assault and murder of a little white girl, Bessie Morrison, on Saturday. The trouble is not yet over A Mexican at Maricopa, Ariz., laid down under a tarpaulin covering a carload of ice a few nights ago and went to sleep. Next morning he was found dead, frozen stiff Treasury officials are preparing to issue, $20,000,000 of bonds for reclamation purposes in the west The Kentucky board of pardons has refused to pardon Henry Youtsey and Jas. Marcum, ? convicted of participation in the as- " sassination of Senator Wm. Goebel... A petition started by the Chicago Association of Commerce has been presented to the interstate commerce commission asking an investigation of express rates, with a view to reducing same. The petition is signed by 124 commercial organizations The first . bale of Georgia's 1910 cotton was sold at Albany, Ga., last Wednesday, for 30 cents a pound... .A Feder- . al grand jury at New York, Wednesday, returned indictments against three men in connection with the failure of the United Wireless Telegraph company. They are charged with misuse of the mails.......Ten thousand cotton mill operatives of Holland are locked out on account of a dispute as * to wages Frederick Skene, former state engineer of New York, and seven others, have been indicted at Albany, N. Y., on charges of grand larceny in the first degree, in connection with road contracts On the river Amur, near Nicolaleska, Russia, Tuesday, 200 fishermen were drowned when a typhoon wrecked their boats. Catholics and Clericals to the num her of 100,000 declare that they will 4 parade the streets of San Sebastin. on Sunday, despite the protests of the Spanish government authorities. A clash with the army of King Alfonso is a probability An explosion on a Russian torpedo boat at Kronstadt Tuesday, killed six and wounded lour- ^ teen The lower house of the ? Georgia legislature has passed a bill changing the punishment for embezzlement from two to seven years in prison.. The America, the airship in which Walter Wellman, the Chicago newspaper man, will essay to fly across the Atlantic ocean, has been received in New York.... Edwin J. Wider, defaulting cashier of the Russo-Chinese bank, pleaded guilty in New York Wednesday, to the theft of ?j 100 shares of B. & O. railroad stock. He will be sentenced Wednesday.... A father, mother and two children were burned to death, and two other children were seriously burned in a tenement fire in Hoboken, New Jersey, last Wednesday morning During the year closing June 30, 1,- * 041.570 immigrants landed in the United States. The largest number of any one race were Italians, who numbered 192.673 Mrs. Wm. T. Bull, a leading New York society woman is suing Harvey W. Corbett and John L. Qualey to recover $35,000, which she claims they got by fraudulent representations of stocks which she purchased. Corbett and Qualey are suing Mrs. Hull for $100,000 each for malicious prosecution Mons. Nicholas Kinet. a Belgian aviator, was instantly killed near Brussels, Wednesday by a fall with his biplane. The accident was caused by the breaking of a wire, which got caught In the . motor. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The supreme court has confirmed the verdict of the Colleton county court, which convicted J. W. Messervy for the murder of c. P. Fishburne, a, county constable. Messervy killed the constable while the latter was trying to seize some alcohol, a mule and a wagon. Messervy will have to serve * his sentence of twenty years in the state penitentiary. ? Aiken, August 3: Colonel W. W. Lewis, commanding the First regiment national guard of South Carolina encamped here, this morning shortly sifter 7 o'clock, received a telegraphic I dispatch from Governor Ansel ordering the regiment to pro eed with all haste to Graniteville to suppress a riot and stating in the dispatch that the situation was a critical one, severill men having been reported killed. In less than half an hour the whole regiment was on the march, the men prepared for active duty and to cope ivith any emergency. Several rounds of ammunition were furnished each man, who also carried a day's rations A ind first aid to the injured packages, it was a warlike march. A short cut was taken in the direction of Graniteville ami not until the regiment was overtaken by a courier a mile this dde of the mill town and four and a ' half miles from Aiken, did the soldiers . know it was merely a part of theti exercises and that there was really no riot at Graniteville to suppress. Hot. ' Ired and a little disappointed, the regiment retreated in its march to ?amp at Aiken.