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? There was a political landslide ii Maine yesterday, as the result of whirl the Democrats have gotten in powe for the first time in years. Fredericl M. I'laisted of Augusta, was eleetet governor and three of the four eon sessional districts have l?een enrriet l?y Democrats. Asher Hinds, thi well-known parliamentarian, who wa trying to pet to congress with a viev to standing for the speakership, wa: defeated. Hinds has been parliamen tary clerk of the house for many year having served under Thomas 15. Ree< and Joseph O. Cannon. Coventor Iter M. Uernald concedes the election o Col. Plaisted, his Democratic opponeii l?y from 3,000 to 5,000 majority. (?nl: state issues were employed in the earn paign and the Republicans are at a los to account for their overwhelming: de feat. ? Before the year's outing: season i: over, says a Washington letter, nearl: 500,000 persons will have sought ree reation and health in the nationa forests of the t'nited States. Accord' ing to the record of the United State: department of agriculture, the tota last year was, in close figures. 406,775 With the finest mountain scenery am much of the best fishing and hig-gatm hunting in the United States, the me tional forests made more and mor< accessible each year through protection and development by the government, are fast becoming great national playgrounds for the people. Th< use of the forests for recreation is a; yet in its beginning, but is growinj steadily and rapidly, in some of th< forests at the rate of 100 per cent pel annutn. The day seems not far distant when 1.000,000 persons will annually visit them. ? Charlotte, September 10: That th? National Farmers" Union, which closed its annual session in Charlottt Thursday night, was invited ant urged to take a stand in the politics field by an able representative o Thomas E. Watson, and was besough to declare for a platform after Watson's own ideas, and to put out its own candidates, and thus become i political organization, contrary to it! constitution, was learned here aftei the dispersion of the delegates to theii homes. When the legislative committee rendered its report it was notei that it was a majority report. Now it develops that there was a minority report, which was prepared by Frederic! Wimberly of Georgia, a strong follower of Watson, and a member of th? committee on legislation. The minority report, it is said, was listened tc ,-i?n Li,.an- forbearance. but that was the extent of its reception, for the mar at the head of the National Union, anc the assembled delegates, almost to ? man, planted both feet on the proposition presented by Mr. Wimberly anc fathered by the able Watson, so it is stated, following the convention. Th? censorship of news by the conventim was such that little of the entire proceedings were dug out by the reporters. but it is pretty certain that much interesting business was transacted that has not gotten further than th< ken of the delegates who were preseni at the closed sessions of the convention. ? Charlotte Observer: "We expect ti see at no distant day the farmer win is situated near an electrical development or near its transmission lines with his own plant producing his fer tilizer and doing it at a season of tht year when the power company hai plenty of surplus power that could 1m sold cheap. This production of fertilizer will obviate to a large extent th* work of hauling from railroad station: to remote farms in the country." This was the concluding paragraph of at address delivered by Mr. W. S. Lee vice president and chief engineer ol the Southern Power company, before the Charlotte branch of the Engineering Society of the South three years ago and was in the nature of a glimpst into the future, a prophecy, the conoitnimalii.n of vvhiell IlieUllS lOOCC tl the south, agriculturally and industrially, than any other one thing thai has been effected since Eli Whitnej perfected his cotton gin. And now comes the announcement that a 4.0UI horsepower plant will be erected a Great Kails, S. C\, at the site of tin great hydro-electrical devclopmen there, for the purpose of doing jus the work that Mr. Lee predicted in hii epochal address three years ago. Tin manufacture of fertilizer from the air The very suggestion is enough to ar rest thought. That it is feasible ii attested by the experience of Euro pean scientists for there are two hi: plants, one in Norway ami a second ii Austria, that are now successful!.' working and producing fertilizers am nitrogen compounds. That the South ern Power company is confident of it ability to carry through the schcnv successfully is evidenced by the fatthat a second great plant of horsepower is under contemplation fo this general section for this same putpose?the manufacture of comtmrcia fertilizer from the atmosphere. Th dream of the ages, to discover the phil osopher's stone whereby baser nn-ta might be turned into gold, is now i thing of the past. The evolution of ; process whereby gold might be con verted from the very air is sonn-thini that has the philosopher's ston eclipsed forty city blocks. The South ern Power company has been workiti; <>ii this great scheme f??r years, in fac every since the great hydro-elect rica development heeame a verity. Mr. \\ S. Lee, who has immediate snpervisio; of the plans, went abroad two year ago. spending some time in ( ciicvti Switzerland, investigating the ilelail of tile well-known "tJeneva process, whieh the Southern Power e<>mpan had aecpiired hy purchase. Anothe process has als<> heen secured, one tha is said t<> ! ?- even superior t<> tin- <}> neva process in thai it is iimre eom tnereially feasible. These two grca processes will l>e used in the projcctc developnu'iit tit tlresit Falls. The con tract for this 4.awn horsepower plan at fJreat Falls has been let for soin time, but ?'or good reasons n<> an nounccmeut ha<l ever been made. It i a costly and intricate installation, re quiring milch glass, etc., to handle th finished product of nitric acid an other products. The construction u the plant and tlx- installation <>t th machinery, much <>f which had to h l.nilt .il.I will lieirin .hmiial'V 1 Tin* second ureal installation will l> undertaken as soon as the lust is wel under way. Much <?i tin- work of ill lirsl ami smaller plant will exp?-ri mental. The second tinal iustallati<> will Ik* directed towards tin- counuer cial ml ami then effort w ill l>e direct eil towards imlmint; farmers ami lata planters in the general territory t pnrehase the necessary machinery f(, home-product ion of tin- tirst lenient i the composition of eonimereial fertil izers. It is of interest in this eonnec tion to know that three of th?- 1110s skilled and expert chemists in th country have heen working unceasing Iv on the scheme for the past thre i vears. r i flic ilmlaillc tfnquivcf. ' Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkvill Moil tlto t tckt* nf thp Sopninl Class. . YORKVILLE. S. C.: s TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER IS, 191(1 I>ki;-i.k;iiti:i?. It is over at last. Or course, we are glad it is over. It is going to I>e a good fall fo trade. 1 , m Christmas is drawing nearer?ar you savins for it? Prituc Opinion refused to pardot Governor Patterson. A ivnnt man could hardly l?e electei 5 governor of Georgia. Land does not promise to he an; r lower in this country. Srnatou l.oritner is classed as ai undesirable citizen by Mr. Roosevelt. lkt us at least be thankful tha we do not have primary elections ever; 1 year. 1 m ' Mil. Ballinger has doubtless receiver ' the wireless message that it is time fo: him to resign. i ' In a few days the newspapers wil ' begin printing the lists of casualties ot the football fields. PKATIIE15STONK or Please? The wire ' will (lash the answer to the quest lot ' over the country tonight. ' TllKltF. is no use trying to deny th< fact that South Carolina is spendini the money of the taxpayers at a prettj stiff pace. > _ ' Tiif.rk is room for retrenchment 1 but we can hardly retrench withou denying ourselves some of the thing! 1 we are now having. ' It is not probable that the next ses sion of the legislature will take step.looking to a change in the eonstitutioi 1 to provide for hiennial sessi??ns. Tiik Tennessee case proves agaii 1 that the people are stronger than an; ' kind of a machine, when they are one* ^ aroused h.v machine iniquities. Vicf president Sherman is patientl; awaiting his political annihilation a ' the Repuhlican state convention a 1 Saratoga, X. Y.. on September 27. Hoke Smith has tiled a statement t " the effect that his campaign for gov 1 ernor cost him and his friends. $17. s fi9fi.10. It certainly costs money to h elected governor of Oeorgia. Tiik United States government ha 5 decided to build a fence one thousam 5 miles long to mark the boundary lim 1 between this country and Mexico. I will be of barbed wire and will be tin f longest fence in the world. P.\TitK'K J. Quigley, a former ens ^ Pons weigher, testified in New Yorl Friday that lie had received from $">' to $ir.ft per shipment for giving under ? weights on sugar importations. Ii other words the sugar trust sweetenei t his pot on every shipment received. Tom Watson returned to the Demo ) cratic party in the hope of being abl. t to defeat Thomas Uardwick for con gress and failing, has gone out of tin t party again. Thomas Watson seems n t be a very childish kind of a creatur< < exceedingly jealous of his doll rags. ! Tiikkk is riNim for eighty-six velcr - ans in tin* Confederate home in Co s lnniliia; but only forty :ir?* availini - themselves of the eoniforts of tin- in j stitntioii. Tlii' home has not been a i all popular, and veterans are not dis , posed to stay in it long at a time. 1 Wk art- una I do to understand tha s petition in behclf of Mr. I truck. T r> us it docs not appear to l>c in order, a t least until the governor has actei 0 upon the report of the hoard of i11<|ui r ry. The public has a right to he eon - sidercd in a matter like this. 1 r? Wii \T the result will he. we do no - know and will not know until tonight 1 hilt we desire to testify that the Co ei luinhia State and the News and Con ;i rier have rendered heroic and effect iv . service in the light. These paper i? have itiveu Mr. IVatherslonc sevcra e thousand votes that he would not hav . gotten had they kept quiet. t W'K have all done the l.est we coiil I in this light gentlemen. and those w h '. have tointhl fairly and honestly hav ii ilothiitit: to regret. The foiiudatio s principle of this government is ih i, rule of the majority. and when th s majority has expressed itself, then i " is for the minority to submit, and Itel I.. 11 e i L'. * ihi' |(?<l eoV'el'lllllelll liossihli 1' t Til \ i is a un ai enterprise liiai III - Southern power (*<*inpa11\ is iroimr i111 - now ili?- extraction of iiid'otp-ii froi t tin* air. The thiiiir lias In-fit ilniir wit il more i>r Ifss siifi fss in S\vil/.<-rlanil an - in Norway, l>ui there is every reason! l ltflif\f thai th<- Southern i'iiwi-i' in > pany will make a still nmiv < !1111 - siifff.ss. Ami il will In- a Ireiiifmloii s I ii for thf aaririill nrnl iiil? i < sis i - this country. ?' m ^ >1 Til i i:I: is a lot of ?- >in|>lsiilit as t if thf crowtlfil foinlilion of ihf i'a|>iti e at t'olunihia. There is hot marl f enough room in thf building for all 111 I. state officers. Several oilieers wli f have quarters in the slate house dm II iug the halain-e of the year, have I net out while the general assembly i - in session, others have to get out f> " the supreme court. iMltcrs never tr - to tret <|Uiiriers in tile building. Tims - who cannot tim) ipiaricrs in the I'api ?' to| have to pay roil of course. Thi o is expensive |o I lie State. Tile o||l r way out of the trouble is for the slat n lo Imilil nmre ucfoiiiiiioiluiions an - litis shoiihl be iloiie without delay. Tiikisk is a class of people who hold t to the idea that the election of it man c tinder charges to imhlic position, is - 'ipiivalent to a vindication l<y a petit e jttry. We cannot believe that anybody believes this; but there arc pen pie who say they believe it. We've seen the thing attempted time and again: but nothing is more silly. Peo pie who resort to such means to "vino dicatc their friends" only become partieeps criminis, ami hom st men laugh at them. Till-: ballot is the best way to settle J political questions. Some of us lint] it tlitliciilt sometimes to tolerate the other man's views as to men and measures. There is no question of the fact J that hoth cannot always lie right. Hut if it is a fact that right will always win in the end, those who want the right to win should ) <.' consistent and continue steadfast. We can't have what we want just as we want it. even though it may he a fact that we want ' only that which is right. Kih'I'ok Wade Harris of the Charlotte Chronicle is accusing the editor of the Richmond Virginian of writing what he (Harris) thinks before he (Harris) has a chance to write it himr self. The matter should he referred to a joint meeting of the press associations of the two states.?fSreeuvillc Piedmont. 0 Kditor Harris is constantly saying things that some of the rest of us feel that we should have said first, and he 1 has no just ground to complain at the Virginia man for doing the same ^ tiling. A CO I' XTK.lt KKIT Kit Sentenced t<> five years confinement in the Lcaven1 worth penitentiary has received a presidential coinintitation to four years in consideration of assistance rendered 1 to the secret service. The man is a scholarly scientist; he has offered the treasury a method of refining gold and silver bullion said to he the cheapest ami best yet discovered and has made an ffer to the Smithsonian institute j of a published treatise prepared by himself on the formidable subject of p isometric theoretical organic chemistry. The government might do worse than to segregate those un fort una tea possessing unusual attainments who 1 have come under the ban of the Federal laws and put them at work with reference to their peculiar adaptabil8 itv. It would not be at all surprising 1 to find that the quality of the public service should improve in many lines thereby. e _ * Thk home coming idea that is being ' prosecuted by C. C. O. railroad people might be taken up with profit in York county. The mountainous : country through which the O. ('. & O. ( runs has been populated for more than s a century with a high class of good American people, who are equal to any conceivable situation; but wlm. for lack of opportunity, have drifted in large s numbers to the north, east and west. 1 The building of the railroad has furnished opportunities of growth and development that have never existed 1 in that section before, and the railroad ' people correctly think that the best ? people to utilize the newly created opportunities are the natives of that particular locality. As a result every l" effort is being made to bring these 1 people back to their old homes. In a t like manner, hundreds and hundreds of good people have in times past left York county for the west for lark of opportunity at home. Since then op portunities have multiplied and these - people, better equipped than ever to f wrestle with development problems can now find here a most excellent field for their talents and abilities, s The people of York should take under 1 serious consideration the idea of e bringing their relatives and friends t back home. The result will prove to p the advantage of all concerned. It is an honor to hold a public of five, if the office holder honors the of< lice; but to say that unworthy men 1 are not elected to office, or that the - election of an unworthy man makes i him worthy is so absurd as to be ri1 diculous. Col. Roosevelt gave nice expression to this idea in Chicago the other day. He had been invited to bo come a guest at a banquet given in p his honor by a club of which Senator - Lorimer, who is under indictment for p having secured his seat by bribery, is a member. He told the president of '. the club that he would not accept the invitation unless the invitation previously issued to Senator Lorimer - were withdrawn. After consultation - with the board of governors, the presK idem of the club withdrew the invila lion to Senator Lorimer. The thing, t of course, created a big sensation, and - several members of the clllb begged Mr. Iloosevelt not to mention the matter at the banquet. Hut tli? advice i was not taken. "I was advised today " l>.v a very worthy friend," said Col. t Roosevelt. "not to talk on this matter I because it is a delicate subject, and - lie added that no one had been eoii vicled. Now, I feel most strongly that we make the question of public honesty a sham if we limit the use of the t word 'honesty' to mere law. * * * : It depends upon you * * wheth or you take the stand wln re you have - evidence of a kind that may led be e legal but which will convince every s honest man of intelligence, whether il you will submit to the pollution of e American life by putting such a man in high political position. "If Unpeople," said Col. ItooSeVcll. "elect a d dishonest and unfaithful public sero vant" in an effort to vindicate him, ? "tln-y don't vindicate him, they disu grace themselves. I call tin- attention c hi tin- people who make that argument e tn this fact: We produced in New it York once an arch-scoundrel, whose p fame became internalioiial Iters -. Tweed and after Tweed was convicted lie was elected to the State Senate (. as a vindication." ,, "The End of the Campaign." I, The following from the Columbia ,1 Stale of ibis morning, will be llior,, oiighly appreciated by every newspa. per editor who, impelled by a sense of patriotic duty, has entered into a s strenuous puliticnl light: ,! Who is not rejoiced that it is over'.' Who. e\i-i iit ceriums a handful of sue eessl'lll eaiuliilutes, allies ll"l regret t that there was a eani|?aii;ii? What a waste ill' en-alive em-ray ami what a ' hiss nf valnahle lime ami thought? y Ami the SllreeSSeS tin lint nlTsel the ,. llisa|i|iiiilltll|e||ts. Iieeanse there tile alums! always many nmre eamlhlates " than ntliees til i;n ; I l*i il 111 ?1. Whel'e tln-re are elnse ilivisiniis, there is sure al In he nerinmny ami enmities ami hittei'ness. Siieh eampnians are trials ami ilrains ii|mii the enmitry. 'r Ami what nf the uew's|iti|iers that \ are plaeeij hy i'urev ni eiretnnsiaiiee in ,, tin- thiek n| these |mliiieal trays? (*: 1111ian after campaign they ariiul nil, whether the side they e|iaill|iinli S Wilis I If Inses. They hi ill. lint as \ representatives III' themselves I hi t with tin- eniiv ietinti they are representing hnmlreils. nr ihniisamls. nr mill inns. aeeiil'ilillH ! ' the J|ie liehl nf I nperat iuiis. The t'mlit is I'nr a cause I here. for ii principle there, for measures or for men. But always in behalf of a eoiistitueney, great or small. The newspaper stands forward, the pie for whom it bears the brunt are in the back ground, and many times they seem not to realize that it is their contest that is being waged. Some of them imagine the newspaper is doing its part for its own pleasure or profit. Many of them appear to think it is no consequence to the men conducting the newspaper's part of these campaigns that they make themselves unpopular. that they incur enmities, and !* -- 1 - e1 it mnl'oc nn III \ III- III'llMl-. riilllll- l 11 1111\ ii Minn. 11 IK. difference tn the newspaper, so long as it believes ilsolf right, that it hurts iiu-ii on the other side. And those that so think are wrong. For tin* State, these campaigns, such as that we have passed through this summer, are distasteful, from tirst to last. No political victory can he personal compensation. The distasteful, heart-grating, heart-wearying features would not he endured to secure, as personal reward, any office the people could bestow. The paper discharges an obligation, hut the people, on neither side, understand the cost. MERE-MENTION. Mrs. Amelia Rloek, aged 5.1, an inmate of a private asylum at Green Farms. Conn., on Friday strangled I.ynia Fuchere. aged 25. to death, with her bare hands. In another room of the institution she had almost killed a nurse in the same way Two men were asphyxiated in a Rochester. X. Y.. hotel Friday by gas from a leaking pipe The Mallory line steamship Sabine, Tampa to New York, was tied up at Key West Friday. on account of a strike among the Spanish firemen The sovereign grand lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows will convene in Atlanta. On.. September lit....The investigation by a Federal grand jury of ?hn hoof trust, which has been in progress in Chicago for mnrc than a month, is nearing completion, and it is expected that a number of individuals will he indicted J. A. Reed, a former clerk in the money order department of the Atlanta. Ha., postofTice. has been arrested on a charge of embezzlement and bound over to the Federal court Two thousand tower signalmen of the New York Central railroad between Buffalo and Albany, are on a strike As the result of tin- locking out of fiO.OOO boiler makers at New Castle, England is said to be facing one of the most disastrous sympathetic strikes in the history of Great Britain... .The jury in the case of T-.ee O'Xeil Browne, charged with bribery in connection with the election of United States Senator Lorimer. on Friday returned a verdict of not guilty General Wm. C. Oates, aged 75 years, ex-governor of Alabama, died at Montgomery Friday.... Lloyd W. Bowers, solicitor general of the United States, died in Boston, Friday, following a recent operation for the removal of his tonsils.... Four thousa* 1 native diamond miners are on a strike at lvimberly, South Africa, following a dispute over the pay for overtime. More than Coo arrests were made Saturday following a riot upon the arrival of the military police Three men were hurt, in a wreck on the Southern railway at Laurel. Tenn.. Saturday morning. The train ran into an open switch Thirty-four persons were drowned in Lake Michigan Friday, by the sinking of a Pere Marquette railroad car ferry boat. On the boat at the time were thirty-two heavily laden cars. The cause of the disaster is not definitely known, but is supposed to be due to improper loading Hubert Mickler, a well known citizen of St. Augustine, Fla., is in jail in that city to answer to the charge of murdering his brother about a month ago It is reported at Newport, It. I., that Reginald Vanderbilt. who was said to be ill with typhoid fever, was in reality suffering from a pistol bullet tired by the husband of a young married woman.... Senator Wm. Lorimer has tendered his resignation as a member of the Hamilton club of Chicago, as a result of the slight nut upon him by Mr. Roosevelt, when a guest of the elub last week, when the former president refused to attend ;i banquet given by the club if Senator Larimer was to be present Rv a vote of 5 to 4 the city council of Indianapolis. Ind., has adopted a resolution referring to the impeachment committee charges against the mayor of the city to the effect that he had given the saloon keepers and gamblers of the city a tip that they might operate on Sundays. Magistrate K. Cnston Higgiubotham, the Brooklyn, X. Y., magistrate. has been bound over to the special sessions court on the charges made by Mary Mickey last week, to the effect that the magistrate had made an attempt to assault her in his oUice \ family of six at Marion. t?.. has developed diphtheria, following the use of a drinking cup in which a tramp had been given a drink of water A professor of the College of the City of New York, has figured it out that the earth weighs 1,000,000,000,000 tops New York city's public schools opened yesterday with an enrollment of Too,noil, and because of lack of room in the f?2S school buildings of the city, over 60,000 will be on part time Mayor (Jayimr of New York, has positively declined to allow the use of his name as a candidate before the Democratic state convention as a candidate for governor The (icnernl Klectric company has let a contract for the building of a $ 12.mm.mm plant on Lake Krie. near Krie, I'a. When completed the plant will employ 2a.1)00 men. All insane negro was beaten to death by two white insane inmates of a lunatic asylum in Philadelphia Friday Since the beginning of the cholera epidemic in Russia there has been a total of 77.406 cases. A slight improvement is noticeable during the past two weeks. .. .The damage done to the battleship North Dakota at Hampton Roads on Thursday by the explosion of fuel oil, was not as great as at first supposed and the ship was 11 iii? to ioin the Practice Meet yestcr day (>n September 1 tin to was $S.ir,r?.72i;.S47 ill circulation in tho I'nited States and the nation's wealth |mt capita was $:tt.s:5 The census department gives the population of Itoston at t!7it,asf? in 1!H0 against r<t?n.S!i2 in linnt, an increase of 1 it.<i per emit. Itoston is the fifth largest city in the I'liited Slates Harney t tlillifId. the professional automohile racer, hroke the world's mile record on a circular track at St. Paul. Minn., Saturday hy making the mile in -tit.2.7 seconds The A ppnlachian exposition opened at Knoxville, Teiin.. yesterday and will continue until October 12. The Cart Before the Horse.?Requiring that voters register lor the general election, which under existing conditions in South Carolina, is merely a matter of form, after Tom. Hick anil Harry have voted in the primary election whether or not Tom, hick ami Harry he entitled to vote involves the same idd principle of locking the stable door after the horse has been stolen. Hut that is the way we a great many things. It is about as pour a way as coulil possibly be devised. All the registering that till the voters of Aiken county can do for a genera] election, no matter how strict the registration laws may be, nor howwell they be enforced in the general election, will not correct the mischief done by allowing hunters and others who are l|o| entitled to vote to east t111 11* l>;illM!S in ;i priiuar* i-n-i i .miu until we il<> llu* thitm differently, ;iml with s.niw de>:r< * of common sense, by i'<|iiii-i11Lt that till voters in n priinary election In.- registered ami show their tax reeeip's before voting, we w ill Si ill have the cart before the horse.? Aiken Sentinel. Two nejjro men am) a mum woman made their escape from the jail at Camden Satnrda.v afternoon. The ih*ki"o ni*'ii called tin* jailer in to look ;it tlx* seweram* and kiiockiin; him down made their escape. LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Misses Mary Berry and llattie McAfee ?Invite the public to an entertainment at Knoii eh it re h next Thursday afternoon from 4 o'clock. Aniiise-I'?Has an especially Rood programme for tonight, including "Unexpected Help" and "His Hast Hollar"?Drama and comedy. Williamson Bros., fJuthriesvilh?Cull the attention of farmers to their increased ginning facilities, cost of ginning, etc., and to the stock of general merchandise. J. J. Keller <? Co.?Invite buyers of rotiuh and dressed lumber, doors, frames, hardware, lime, cement, etc., to see them before buying. J. L. Williams & Co.?Are receiving piles of new fall and winter goods of every description and are ready to serve their trade. Piedmont Marble and fJranite Co.? With quality as its trade mark ask you to let it show you some id' its finished work and quote you prices. First National Hank, Sharon?Calls attention to the difference when you lose either your pocket book or your check book, and invites your account. Herndon & Cordon?Say that their stock of groceries, hardware, tobacco. etc., is of more interest to you than politics. Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Say that high class goods bought cheap and sold cheap, is what every economical buyer wants and say they have them. Prices quoted. National Union Bank. Rock Hill?Kxplains what $1 will do for you and invites you to come and talk the matter over with it. Thomson Co.?Is showing new lines of ladies' muslin underwear, children's dresses, poplin, soisette, gingham, shoes, etc. Yorkville Furniture Co.?With a carload of furniture just received, says it is ready to serve customers with everything needed for the home. Yorkville Hardware Co.?Talks about crockery ware and wants yon to see their line and pick out what you need. Star Drug Store?Wants yo'u to come and let it tell you about a good tonic that it sells that you need. It will make you feel won. York Supply Co.?For cotton and pea pickers has cotton baskets and cotton sheets. A good variety of field ' seeds. There is lots of cotton open now and the farmers could easily make a rush on the market if they desired to do so. There will likely he a good deal of soiling within the next few weeks. Mr. Harry Wylie, one of the game wardens of York county, is giving especial attention to hull hat shooters. He wants to put a stop to the sport(?), and will punish all offenders to the f til I extent of the law. There was a serious freight wreck up the Charleston division of the Southern near Marion last Saturday, as the result of which a number of cars went into the ditch; hut fortunately nobody was hurt. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Mr. O. H. O'Eeary, owner of the Shandon hotel, is putting a modern front in that building. Messrs. J. J. Keller & Co.. have the contract. ? The opera house stage is going to be big enough to meet the requirements of Yorkville for years and the auditorium is going to be large enough to accommodate the audience at any but free shows. ? The Yorkville graded school (white department) opened a week ago with a total enrollment of 271. During the week there has been a considerable gain and on yesterday the figures ere 2!l!l. EXTRA EDITION. Today's Enquirer is to be followed by an extra containing news of the result of the election now in progress. It is our expectation to Rive a complete tabulated statement of the result of the election in York county, telling how many votes each candidate has received at each precinct and who is elected auditor and supervisor. We hope also to give some information as to the result of the election in the state; but the extent of this information will depend upon circumstances?the facility with which thu Columbia State and the News and Courier may be able to procure the returns from the various counties. As to just when the extra edition will be out. cannot now be stated. It may be ready by 10 o'clock tonight, or it may be 12 o'clock before satisfactory news can be had. The paper will he ready for tomorrow's mails, however. THE CHESTER ROAD. It is rather too early to attempt a definite report on the work that is being done on the Chester road south of Yorkville, because whatever the road is to be, it has not yet reached its best. There is no question of the fact, however, that the Chester road for several miles out of town is in better condition today than it has ever been, and its condition is improving. Mr. Mrian Floyd of Spartanburg, was over last week in a handsome l..,..,, ....., .lul.M. ..r tll-l>..i'a.. tutu-. I I I I < ~ I " ?"? HI l? I "UIIOIV I ??I | - ? ? ? er, and accepting an invitation for a ride with him, the editor of The Knt|uirer took a spin down the Chester n ?ad. There had been a heavy rain daring the day and night before; but notwithstanding this, tile road was in good condition, especially that portion that has been treated with sand and clay and the big roadster bowled along as steadily as a Cullman car. There is no exaggeration in the comparison. It is literal. The machine moved along without a rattle, jar or rumble, and over most of tlie mile and a half from the corporate limits of town to the crossing of the ('. X- X.-W. railroad, it was practicable to drive the ear at Herate of sixty miles an hour with perfect safety. That is what Mr. l-'loyd said, and he is an expert. The chaingang is now working about the C. & X.-W. crossing some t wound a half miles below the court house, putting in tiling. There has been a lot of good work done further on down the road, and wlu-n the whole section is completed with sand and clay to the < hester line, the road will be a credit not only to the people directly interested and who have contributed so largely of their means and labor to make a good job of it; but to the ?? !?.?li. i.ilMlfV ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Prances Ksnlromr of t'oltimliia, is spriuliitK a few days in \*??rl<villf. Miss Marilln Kwart of Y???"Kvi11? . Il ll this niMi'iiiiiK for Dm- West IVmale ciilli'K*'. Miss Wilma Logan ?!' Ynrkville. left Sal unlay to take eharge <>r lu-i- school in | m I lock's ('nek. I >r. .1. I >. Mel >o\vc|l ami family haw returned tt> Ynrkville I'ruin a vara I inn at Pauley's Island. Mrs. <). 11. Anderson and rhildi'rn of Camden, are visiting Mrs. .1. < . Allison in Vorkvillr, Mr. (ianson Williams of Vorkvillr. left this morning for Clrmsoii college for the 1 ! 10-11 session. Mrs. Jas. Tidily and children <>f Yorkville, left this morning for a visit to relatives at Shelliv, N. C. J Mr. Jolt Carroll of Vinelan<1. Va., is 1 visiting his parents, Mr. ami Mrs. T. I?. Carroll, on Yorkville No. 7. Misses Nell and Mary Osteon of Oreonvillo are visiting the family of , Uev. J. 11 Thaeker in Yorkville. Mr. Itratton Hughes of Yorkville No. 1 7, left today for Clemson college to j inalrieiilate for the ISMO-11 session. i Mr. Brian l-'loyd of Spartanburg, has I been spending several days in Yorkville, the guest of his cousin, Mr. J. <J. , Wray. | Hr. and Mrs. o. I-Tank Mart and i rniKircii, came ii|* niiiiiiiiiiy, mi a \ inn (i? Mr. ami Mrs. fjeo. W. S. llarl in J Yorkvillc. , Mrs. Fri-il darner ami two lit11?> < suns, ami Miss Trim* Young of ITnioii, arc the guests of Mrs. S. M. McX'cel in Yorkvillc. Miss Willie Williams has returned tit her home in Yorkvillc, after scv- ' eral weeks at Sullivan's Islam), and Aslleville, N. <\ Messrs. Rodney ami Lyle T<ove of Yorkvillc No. 7, ami Mr. Hrlce Dickson of Yorkvillc No. I, left today for Krskllic college, I III*- West. Misses I.Illls. lone, Lizzie and Ruth Ashe of MeConnellsvillc passed through Yorkvillc this morning on their way to t'hienra college. f.rcenvlllc. Mrs. S. K. Devinncv and granddaughters. Misses Mamie. Florence and Ruhy. who have heen spending a while at Piedmont Springs, have returned to their home on Yorkvillc R. F. D. No. 4. Mrs. rjco. A. Knight of Wilson, N. P.. is visiting the family of her uncle, Mr. fjeo. S. Williams at Stroup's, on Yorkvillc R. F. P. No. 1. In connection nfiili tho vlnit of Mrs Knight. there is <1 uito an interesting little story that involves a certain element of mystery. Several months hack there enmc to the editor of The Enquirer a letter dated at Wilson. N. P., signed <1. A. Knight, and asking to he put in communication with Yorkville people who were acquainted with the town thirty-five or forty years ago. In replying to the letter the editor of The Enquirer volunteered that he could probably give as much information about the town of that date as anybody else and would be pleased to answer any questions on the subject. Then came an inquiry as to the family of one Joseph W. Howerton, who formerly lived here. Inquiry developed that Mr. Howerton was a cabinet maker by trade; that he had married a sister of Mr. Oen. S. Williams of Yorkville No. 1, and died leaving a widow and two children, a boy and a girl. After his death, the widow moved to Columbia and died there. The children were sent to an orphanage, and were afterward adopted into a family in Newberry county, after which the York county relatives had lost sight of them. Replying to this letter. Mr. Knight wrote that he had married a Miss Howerton in Virginia, some years ago. She knew absolutely nothing about her people at the time, and there was no light on the subject until about a year ago she had a very vivid dream of a visit to the town of Yorkville. At the time he had no knowledge of the existence of such a town; but they looked up references. found the town on the map, and finally wrote to the editor of The Enquirer. Mr. (leo. S. Williams had o/ISt/ki* e\f fPho Pnfinipnr vi?l'V considerable assistance in getting up the information that was furnished to Mr. Knight, and Mrs. Knight's visit is the result of their having been placed in correspondence with each other. LOCAL LACONICS. Until January 1, 1911. We will send The Yorkville Enquirer from this date till January 1, 1911, for GO cents. Rev. Gregg to Go to Rock Hill. GafTney special of September 9, to the Charlotte Observer: Rev. F. W. Gregg, pastor of the Limestone Presbyterian church of this city, has been tendered a call to the co-pastorate of the Presbyterian church of Rock Hill and will accept. Provided the Enoree presbytery will release Mr. Gregg, he will leave soon to accept his new duties. The members of the churches of the city will regret to see Mr. Gregg leave Gaffney. He has made many friends while in this city and it will be a severe loss to the Limestone Presbyterian church especially. COL. W. T. BROCK INDORSED. Letters of Recommendation by Militia Officers of National Guard. A number of the officers of the National Guard of the state are trying to secure the reappointment of Col. W. T. Crock as assistant adjutant general. Letters recommending him strongly for the position have been prepared and signed by several of the officers. Several months ago charges were preferred against Col. Brock by the adjutant general. There was a court of inquiry appointed to investigate the charges. The report of the court was submitted to fjov. Ansel for ti decision as to the charges. Gov. Ansel has had the report under advisement for several months. The following are the letters indorsing Col. I'.roek lor assistant adjutant general: "The undersigned oflicers of the National Guard of South Carolina, being familiar with the good work and untiring efforts of Col. William T. Crock as assistant adjutant general in behalf of thi' National Guard of the state and having faith in his integrity and ability as an officer and believing that as assistant adjutant general his long experience in the office and devotion to the militia will greatly benefit the service, do hereby earnestly recommend him for appointment as assistant adjutant general." Another Letter. , "We herewith inclose an indorsement of Col. William T. I'.roek to be used in his application for reappointment as assistant adjutant general. It appears that both candidates have expressed themselves as being willing to be governed by the wishes of a maiority of the National Guard officers in ' making this appointment, and we feel sure that Col. Crook's qualifications 1 for this office and his long and pleasant relation with the National Guard | officers of the state will make his se- ( lection inii> Hint will nioi-t witn tne approval <>f a majority of the nfflcrrs. ] We feel that his experience is such ilint In- will In- a 111?* to accomplish a ' ureal deal of good for the militia at 1 la rife, a tul we ourselves iinhesitat imrly | indorse him. "We sincerely hope that you may see your way clear to sijjn the inclosed indorsement and mail at once to ('apt. A. K. I.e^are, Columbia. (Sinnedt Walter I!. Moore. Major, J First Infantry: Augustus II. Sileox, ' Major. Third Infantry: Kdward T,. ] I'ishlniriie. Major. Third Infantry; . Thomas It. Sprat t. Captain, First Infantry: Artemas K. I.etfare. Cap- ' lain and Adjutant, Second Infantry: ( (jeorue O. Warren. Captain, Second 111 fantry.? CoinmIda State. 1 1 I Idspensary sales in six counties of I the state diiriuif the month of August \ totaled $ 17o.fittS.ri2. Charleston led i with sales of $fiX.fi24.If> ami Ftiehland t was next with $fil,.S44.45. < SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? An Orangeburg farmer reports a J ield of 135 bushels of corn on an acre ^ his year. r ? Spartanburg county's first bale of i tew cotton was sobl in Spartanburg | esterday for 13J. < ? (>n a petition signed by one-fourth ' f the qualified voters of the county, I he flreenville board of county coin J nissioiiers has called an election tube > ield oil the first Tuesday after the 1 irst Monday in November on the qitcs- I ion id' re-establishing the county dis- 1 l?ensary. ' ? Henrietta Littlejohn was ground ' under the wheels of the Southern's No. . hi at Clifton yesterday, while trying lo cross the track ahead of the train ind against the advice of her com- . minions The coroner's Jury exon rated the railroad employes from ! Idame ami said that the young woman aim* to ln-r death through her own carelessness. If ('apt. J. M. Riehardson is elect- , >-d adjutant general, lie will not ap- | point Mr. Rroek. In a card puhlished in the Columbia State yesterday, lie said: "While I am disposed to co- ( operate with the officers of the militia i of South Carolina in every effort to 1 improve the service, yet in view of the recent findings of the court of inquiry, ( I would find myself unable to accede to the request that Col. Brock be appointed." ? Columbia State, Sunday: Over $700,000 represents the actual loss from fire in this state since the first of the year, according to a statement made yesterday by the department of insurance. The greatest actual loss by fire was during the month of July when buildings to the value of $180,520 were consumed. There were reported to the insurance department 858 fires. Of this number it is significant that the origin of 470 are unknown. ? Oaffney, September 9: It will be of interest to a great many people to learn that the Southern railway has compromised with Mrs. Martha W.vatt who lives in this county, in the suin of $10,000. It will be remembered that some months ago the New Orleans Limited on the Southern struck a wagon in which "Tude" W.vatt and two of his sons were riding. The father was instantly killed and both sons were injured. It was thought that Mrs. W.vatt would bring suit, as there was evidence given at the inquest to the effect that the engineer blew no wnistie, aunougn me acciueiu uixui red at a crossing in the road. ? Columbia. September 9: The sum of $550,000 has been borrowed by the state treasurer since the first of the year to pay the necessary expenses of the state government. This money has been secured in three loans of $200,000, $200,000 and $150,000, The several loans were made through the Palmetto National bank, of this city. At the last session of the 'general assembly the state treasurer was authorized to borrow the sum of $600,000, This was an increase of $100,000 over the amount borrowed in 1909. The statement was made at the treasurer's office that it would not be necessary to borrow any more money for the present year. The first tax money will be received by November 15. ? Columbia. September 10: Dr. C. H. Lavinder, who has spent many weeks in South Carolina investigating the causation of pellagra, a disease first recognized as prevailing in Ameriea by Drs. Watson and Rabcock of Columbia, has written from Europe, as he was sailing for home, a characteristically cautious note, saying that after a hard summer's work he believes he has made discoveries which will enable the public health and marine hospital service to isolate the pellagra germ and determine its source. His conclusions will probably not agree with those reached by Samlmn who recently announced from Paris that he had found the carrier of the disease to be a night flying insect. ? In fear of undergoing an operation 1 which his physicians said was of a trivial nature, Samuel S. Innes, a wealthy shoe merchant of Charleston, committed suicide Saturday in the Hoffman house, New York, by shooting himself in the head. His brother, Charles, who went to New York with him last Tuesday and who was asleep in an adjoining room, heard the shot and found his brother dead on the floor. For several months the merchant had been complaining of stomach trouble. He was finally persuaded liv members of his family to go to New York and undergo an operation. Inaes was head of the wholesale and retail shoe tlrm of Drake, limes & Co., of Charleston, and reputed to be very wealthy. ? Spartanburg:, September 10: That James B. Duke will co-operate with the people of Spartanburg in building an interurban railroad through here, which it is expected will soon be a part of a system covering the entire Piedmont, if they will lend their assistance, was the opinion expressed last night by Aug. W. Smith, president of the local Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson Railway company, who returned today from the north and west, where he inspected the trolley system with other officers of the interurban line. The party had an interview with Mr. Duke Saturday. Mr. Duke does not want the people of Spartanburg to put in more than $150,000, said Mr. Smith. This is wanted as an indication that they will give it their support rather than the money itself, he said. ? Greenville, September 9: After a discussion of two hours, the county Democratic committee yesterday rescinded its former action, in declaring John G. Greer a nominee for the house of representatives, and made John Harrison a member of the county delegation. Mr. Greer's election was declared void on account of his failure to tile his campaign expense account prior to the election. Both Mr. Greer and Mr. Harrison received a majority of the votes cast for the house of representatives, that of Mr. Greer, however, being thirty votes more than Mr. Harrison. After the result of the official tabulation was announced, and Mr. Greer declared the nominee, a protest was tiled by Mr. Harrison, on the grounds of failure to file expense account. The protest was sustained yesterday morning, and Mr. Harrison becomes a member of the county delegation. ? Anderson. September 9: An ordinance has been adopted by the city council of Anderson, accepting the 1 per cent from all premiums collected by foreign lire insurance companies doing business in the city, to be applied toward the better equipment of the fire department, under an act passeu at llie Ifrt-iu aeasiou ?>i iuv legislature. It is thought that the rinuHint t#? he received h.v Anderson from the act will he about $700 per year. Copies of the ordinance were sent out by State Fire Chief Hchrens i>f Charleston, it being required that all cities and towns wishing to benefit under the new law. adopt such ordinances. The money derived from the 1 per cent is to be applied only toward the better equipment and encouragement of the tire departments, so that the insurance companies are the winners in the end, this tending to lessen the tire risks. ? Spartanburg special of September II. to the Creenville News: While standing on one of the suburban lines if tin- street car company, supposedly in a drunken condition, \V. .M. Cosset t < f Cilciidulc was run over and instantly killed about 12 o'clock Saturday night, heath was instantaneous and Ids body was terribly mangled. He to- i get her with two companions boarded : i ear which was bound for the sheds Hid on learning its destination his 1 otnrades got off but tliis (lossett would not do. When the car arrived at the , barn he got off and started to walk to ( bis home, a distance of several miles. : Two negroes were on the same ear ami hey also got off with tJnssett, hut afler this the movements of neither the negroes or trossett c all he traced until mother ear hound for the city ran >ver this man, whose hody was lying uross the tracks. It was possible hat there may have been foul play, >ut there was Uo evidence broilglH out it the inquest to Uphold this belief. The motormau of the ear that killed lie man said at tlie coroner's invest i'.ation held Sunday morning that lie lid not see the man until about ten Vet away and that it was impossible or him to stop the ear in time to precut the killing. When the ear was ti tally stopped however, the body of the lead man was under the rear trucks f the car. ? Greenville News: The opening of ho INth session of Clemson college ivill he on the morning of September 14. the exercises beginning at X.40. . rhe students will arrive on the after- I loon and night of the 13th. Septem- * J >er the 14th will he devoted to the xaniinatfons f??r entrance and for he removal of conditions. Nearly all he old students are returning this rear and the usual throng of new men ,vill he on hand, so that the college AMI lit* 111 II i?i i>> rt lino iii^, i inMovements will be noted by tin- reuniting students. The mechanical hall las been remodelled. The drawing livisinn is now on the second floor, while the civil engineering division s on the third floor. The north side ?the front?of the second floor is oc-upfed by three otllces?for the direclor, for the head of the mechanical livisinn, and for the head of the drawing division respectively. Prof. S. B. Baric has been appointed acting director of the engineering department. At the main building, the president's dfice is being removed to the class room formerly occupied by Prof. S. , M. Martin: the commandant will take the oflice formerly used by the president. and the commandant's old quarters will be used as a reception room. There have been several changes In the faculty. Prof. D. C. Mooring, in charge of horticulture: fj. O. Ainslee, ? assistant professor in zoology and entomology; it. A. Hall assistant professor of chemistry, and B. T. Klnard have gone to other institutions. Their places have been filled by excellent, men. ? Columbia special of September 9, to the News and Courier: The commission in charge of the South Atlantic States Corn exposition, which is to i?.. In.Id in Columbia from December 5 until 8. met here today for the purpose of making final announcements as to prizes to be offered by the exposition from the several states to be represented. The work of the commission was not completed yesterday. Those present at the meeting were A. D. Hudson, president: Commissioner Watson. W. R. Perkins and D. N. Barrow. This commission was named as the result of an appropriation made at the last general assembly for the exposition. The sum of $1,000 was given as prize money, provided $4,000 additional be raised. The entire amount has been secured by President Hudson. "The success of the exposition is assured and we expect exhibits from North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and from every county in this state," said President Hudson at the conclusion of the meeting. The prizes for South Carolina will be given by counties, and prizes for the other states named by congressional districts. There will be a trophy cup valued at $1,000. to be given for the best ten I ears of corn to be exhibited at the exposition. This cup has been donated by the American Agriculturalist, which is one of the largest farm papers in the country. The matter of securing special rates over all railroads from the four states has been taken up with officials of the different companies and the rates will be announced in a few days. It is the purpose of the exposition commission to make the show to the south Just what the National Corn show is to the west. The slogan of the exposition will be "More and Better Corn." The ultimate purpose is to move the corn cribs from the west to the farms of the south. The co-operation of the leading daily and weekly papers of the south has been secured, also that of the commer- < cial bodies and Chambers of Commerce. Ira W. Williams, who has charge of the Farm Demonstration work in this state, proposes to hold a corn show for the boys enlisted in the urnrlr r.f Ihn r?orn rhlbs Mr. Williams has secured over $2,000 to be given in prizes. He will be asked by the commission to hold his corn show In connection with the exposition. Cotton Crop Conditions.?The Memphis Commercial Appeal of yesterday contains the following summary of cotton crop conditions: A moderate improvement in the cotton crop is indicated during the week in all states east of the Mississippi river and in Arkansas. Rains fell in nearly all sections and the plant was stimulated to better growth and shedding was checked. Owing to the * growing condition of the cotton plant * in all this territory it is opening slowly. There are sections in the eastern and central belt which have had little or no rain and these complain of severe shedding and expect a short crop. These places pull down the general average somewhat, though as an offset are some reports of every excellent crops. In Texas it is shown that the rainfall was not general being confined to ^ northern central, northern and western counties. The benefit in the central and northern districts will he considerable if the frost date is sufficiently deferred. Correspondents say that rain now would be of no benefit in the south and that the moisture in the drouth stricken west came too late to help cotton. Oklahoma was helped by rains but there is rather widespread complaint of boll worms which are very jctlve in some of the lowlands. Outside Texas cotton is opening slowly. In the latter state the reverse is true and farmers are selling as fast as the gins turn out the bales. Elsewhere the early cotton is being sold at prevailing prices. ? Nasnvtlie, lenn., sepimiun iv. Gov. M. R. Patterson tonight withdrew from the race to succeed himself as governoi of Tennessee. Gov. Patterson was the nominee of the- "regular" faction of the Democratic party and has been bitterly opposed by the 4 state-wide independent prohibition Democrats, who in coalition with the Republicans, elected a state judiciary last month, defeating a ticket for which Gov. Patterson made a strenuous campaign of the state. On Tuesday next the Independents meet here in state convention, a majority of the delegates coming instructed to vote for the indorsement of B. W. Hooper, the Republican nominee for governor. Gov. Patterson, in his address announcing his withdrawal, declares he will not be an obstacle In the way of his party's success at the polls nor will he willingly contribute in any way to the possibility of success of the Republicans in Tennessee. He withdraws in the interest of harmony and that Democratic factions may get together to prevent the loss of the state in November. He makes reference to interference of a Republican president in Tennessee politics. In an Interview following the issuance of the statement, Gov. Patterson declares that he has no personal preference in the matter of a Democratic nominee and that he will take the stump for him, whoever he may he. Patterson's political career has been a stormy one, including his defeat of former Senator IC. W. Carmack for the gubernatorial nomination. followed by the killing of Carmack here by the Coopers, their trial which attracted nation-wide attention and Patterson's pardon of D. B. Cooper within a few minutes after his con- ' viction was sustained by the supreme court. ? Senator Hailey of Texas', is another optimist. Not only in material affairs, hut in politics. He feels sure the !>i mocrats will carry the next house of representatives. Asked if he believed it would be best for the Democratic party to elect a majority of men in the next house of representatives and if it would impair the chances of Democratic success in the presidential election of 1!?I2, he said: "Of course, if we should control the house and show an incapacity to meet and discharge the responsibilities which must always rest on a majority, our success would be a positive misfortune to us. If. however, we cannot conduct the business of the house, it would be well enough for the country to be advised ?f the fact before it commits to us the administration of the entire government. I do not distrust the capacity >f the Democratic party to administer litis government, and I am more than willing to see it subjected to a partial trial in the house of representatives, if we return a majority to the next , ' ' * I. ita?1f must' UIIW max majority nnimm Iim-u ivith judgment ami firmness it will do much to dispel the fears of those who might otherwise hesitate to vote us Into power, and will become a source >f strength to us, rather than of weakness. Those doubting Democrats J Abo rend a party disaster in our sue- 1 ess pay a poor compliment to Demo ratio wisdom and Democratic patriotsin. They ought immediately to disniss their fears and join with their irothers everywhere in an earnest efori to achieve a decisive victory."