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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.
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(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 "
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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, '
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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] 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.

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