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Scraps anil ^acts.
? How much time does it take the
human stomach to oldest an ess?
That is the question the Wisconsin
supreme court has just been called
upon to decide. Ward E. Hedger was
sentenced to a life term in the state
prison for wife murder last spring,
and this question was the essential
feature of the case of the state. Hedger
was admitted by the defense to
have been In his home at a certain
hour. The time at which his wife
ate breakfast was also fixed. According
to experts, the egg was not an
hour on the way to digestion when
the woman died. This would bring
her murder within the time that Hed
ger was in the house. ine supreme
court refused to grant a new trial,
though the entire case against Hedger
hinged on circumstantial evidence,
with the egg the chief feature in the
? In its report of the cotton crop of
Louisiana and Mississippi, the New
Orleans Picayune of yesterday says:
"Now that the first killing frost of the
season has occurred and in many
places the first freeze, the work of accurately
estimating the cotton crop
will soon be begun. The crop, it is
conceded, will be somewhat larger
than was anticipated some months
ago when it was thought that frost
would occur earlier and put a stop to
the maturing of the crop. While it
seems that the crop ranges from 25
to 50 per cent below normal, it will
still exceed that of last year in all
probability. Undoubtedly the boll
weevil was the cause of a greatly reduced
yield. Many farmers will resort
to greater diversification, but in
few instances is there any talk of
abandoning cotton raising. The infected
stalks will be burned and cotton
will be planted and raised next
season under approved scientific methods.
although the acreage in a good
many sections will be reduced."
? New York. October 30: Through
quick work with his revolver. Robert
/*dler. the special policeman in a West
Twenty-third street dancing academy,
who late last night shot and killed one
man and probably fatally injured another
while the dancers were in the
mazes of a waltz, broke up for the
time being the Geehr gang, a band of
gun fighters. Six of them, led by
Charles Hunt. cherished hatred
against Adler and, according to the
police, went to the dancing academy
to "get" him. When Adler stopped
at the door, six hands reached for as
many pistol pockets. A shot was fired
and a door near Adler's head was
THoh Arllpr's nistol fl.qsh
ed and Hunt crumpled up and fell,
shot through the head. He never
moved again. Three other shots were
fired at Adler. but all missed. William
Morris, one of the band, then
lunged forward with pistol raised, but
the special policeman was too quick
and shot him through the head. The
remainder of the band fled. Morris
will rrobably die.
? New Orleans. October 28: Secretary
Hester's statement of the world's
visible supply of cotton made up from
soeclal cable and telegraphic advices,
compares the figures of this week with
last week, last year and the year before.
It shows an increase for the
week just closed of 275.319. against
an increase of 300.176 last year, and
an increase of 283,244 year before
last. The total visible is 3.020.818.
against 2.745.499 last week, 3.716.383
last year, and 3.280,124 year before
last. Of this the total of American
cotton is 2.438,818, against 2,195.499
last week. 3,304.383 last year and 2,741.124
year before last, and of all other
kinds, including Egypt. Brazil, India,
etc.. 582,000, against 550,000 last week,
412.000 last year and 539,000 year before
last. The total world's visible supply
of cotton as above shows an increase
compared with last week of 275.318.
a decrease compared with last year of
695,565, and a decrease compared
with year before last of 259.306. Of
the world's visible supply of cotton as
above there is now afloat and held in
Great Britain and continental Europe
1.581.000. against 2.122.000 last year,
nnd 1.694.000 year before last: In
Egypt 142.000 against 123.000 year
before last: In India 191,000. against
103.000 last year, and 149.000 year
before last; and in the United States
1.107.000 against 1.368,000 last year,
and 1.314.000 year before last.
? Washington. October 29: The
population of Minneapolis was announced
tonight by Census Director
Durand to be 301,408. In connection
with the figures Mr. Durand charged
that individual enumerators had
fraudulently returned 4,668 names.
These, of course, were not counted in
the final report. The announced figure
is a gain of almost 4 9 per cent of
the population of 1900, which was
202.718. Mr. Durand said that as
originally forwarded to the bureau
the report contained 306,076 names.
But while more than 4,000 of these
had been eliminated there was no
evidence, he said, of any concerted
attempt on the part of the
enumerators or of the supervisor of
any group of private individuals to
pad the census returns. The greater
part of the names eliminated were in
two out of 196 enumeration districts
in the city. "The enumerators for
those two districts may not have deliberately
intended to defraud, but it
scarcely seems possible that they
should have failed to note that they
were, to say the least, interpreting
the instructions very loosely," said
the director. "The overcounting in
these two districts resulted almost altogether
from repetition of visits to
lodging houses and hotels. Not content
with enumerating all the people
who were present in such lodging
houses and hotels on the census day
or on the day of the first visit of the
enumerator, these enumerators counted
very large numbers of people who
were not present at the first visit ot
on the census day, but who came to
the lodging houses subsequently."
? Pittsburg, Pa., October 30: Mischievous
boys dreaming tonight of
gates they will seize as Hallowe'en
trophies, would not in the wildest
nightmares imagine such enormous
gates as are being made in Pittsburg
for the Panama canal. They will be
the largest gates in the world.
Any one of the ninety-two of them,
for there are to be forty-six pairs >n
all. will be about as high as a 6-story
building, as wide too ieeu as many
city buildings are and 7 feet deep, or
thick. The structural steel that will
go to make them will weigh 60,000
tons, or more than eight times as
much as was used to build the Eiffel
tower in Paris. The mighty portals,
designed to admit a world's commerce
from one ocean to another, will
cost {5,500,000. The builders are the
McClintic Marshall Steel Construction
company, a half of whose independent
plant here has been given over entirely
to the gate contract. Of the 60,000
tons of steel requited the heaviest single
pieces will weigh about eighteen
tons. The thousands of individual
pieces, numbered and fitted to go together
as children's blocks, will be
shipped by steamer via Baltimore and
with them will go over 400 skilled
structural steel builders from Pittsburg
to set them up. The advance
guard of experts leaves here in December
and the first work will probably
begin early in 1011. It will take
three years to complete the job.
? Merely "getting the money" will
not satisfy the United States government
in under-valuation custom
fraud cases where there is evidence
to convict the offenders. The treasury
department on Saturday oflicially
expressed its policy in a reply sent to
a man in New York who asked if the
government would be willing to settle
all cases on a money basis. The reply,
whivri was approved by Secretary
MacVeagh. is in part as follows: "It
is not the policy of the department to
permit guilty parties to escape as long
as the department received "the cash
which is coming to it.' On the contrary,
every casa presented tor action
is treated upon its own nieriis and it
is beyond the jurisdiction or authority
of this department to promise immunity
to any person who violates the
law. In cases where compromises
are accepted it is because the department
of justice in concurrence with
this department believes that the settlement
of the question is in the interest
of public justice. There is no au
hority of law by which this department
can decide as to whether upon
conviction the guilty parties shall escape
the added penalty of imprisonment.
It should lie borne in mind,
however, that there are many cases in
which civil suits for additional duties
and forfeiture proceedings for penalties
may he maintained, but in which
the evidence would not justify convictions
upon criminal proceedings. In
such cases it is proper for this department
to accept the duties or penalties
or both without regard to the
question of criminal prosecution."
Since Secretary MacVeagh set in motion
an investigation into the extent
of the undervaluation, queries have
been pouring into the department
asking whether payment of the money
would satisfy the government.
flic ^(orltviUc (fnquirtr.
Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville
as Mail Matter of the Second Class.
More birds mean less bugs and insects.
A few more weeks and the question
of better roads will receive much consideration.
South Carolina has much to be
thankful for this year. Including good
cotton and corn crops.
Tn the game of corn raising, every
contestant who really tries his best,
always come out a winner.
Every voter in the August primary
should remember that oath to support
the nominees next Tuesday.
The "Has Been" and "Also Ran"
clubs will receive large additions to
their membership next Tuesday.
There is no reason why some York
county farmer should not lead the state
in the corn raising contest next year.
Mr. Roosevelt bossed the convention
at Saratoga, but he will probably find
that bossing the voters of the state is
a different proposition.
The man who speculates in Wall
street with other people's money is
about as big a fool as the fellow who
?JiL 1 ^ ^ ^ ,1
piays wiin an uiuuaucu fsuii.
Says Joseph W. Bailey: - "Don't fine
the trusts, put those who form and
control them In the penitentiary." But
first, you must catch your hare.
Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan may not believe
in miracles, but he certainly
knows how to turn watered stock into
hard cash on a commission basis.
Newberry needn't be so stuck up
about its postal savings bank. York
county has a number of banks that are
just as safe and pay bigger interest on
A license on guns, more general land
posting and shortening of the open
season would probably benefit the farmers
by decreasing the number of
partridges killed.
A man got on the roof of a house at
Somerset, Ky? and disturbed the occupants
in the early morning by crowing
like a rooster. He said he was born
in North Carolina.
If on his way from Cincinnati to
Panama. President Taft will take the
C. C. A- O. route to Charleston, he will
be impressed with the fact that some
big digging has been done in this country
It will be no easy thing to beat the
South Carolina boy who has made 228
bushels of corn on an acre; but thenis
certainly glory enough in success to
warrant the undertaking.
There were sixty arrests for drunkonnoaa
in AnHorson nil show dav. ac
cording to a dispatch, and we take the
liberty of suggesting to the Daily Mai!
that if shows are to be as demoralizing
as all that, the authorities had better
prohibit their coming.
There should be at least two hundred
boys in the Corn club for next
year's contest, and if the boys could
only see how much pleasure and satisfaction
there is in it for them, there
would be five hundred.
Maybe poor Chas. \V. Morse is very
properly in the penitentiary. We are
inclined to think that such is the case;
but at the same time there is reason
to believe that he is there more as the
result of intrigue among enemies, who
are as 1 ad as he is. than as the result
of the impartial operation of the law.
Among the people who conspired to
convict Morse, we have no doubt that
there are quite a number who are
guilty of all the crimes that are
charged against him and whose interest
in getting him out of the way was
based on the fact that he was too smart
for them.
Rev. E. O. Hanks of Pulaski county.
Ky.. died last week, and by his own
request, made previous to death, was
buried in an upright position. He declared
that lie wanted to be standing
upright on judgment day Justice
Stafford of the equity court at
Washington, on Friday declared that
South Dakota divorces were no good
in tlie District of Columbia A
Pittsburg. Pa., newsboy stole a pocketbook
containing $4on, and after
spending $100 of the money, tore up
the remainder, declaring to the police,
"(lee, it's too much like work to
spend money." \n Alliance. O..
woman is suing her husband for divorce
because he hasn't spoken to her
in three years. She told him three
years ago never to speak to her again
and tie has complied with her request.
The government secret service
has discovered that there is a "deceptive
counterfeit" of tin- $|ao gold certiticate
in circulation The ltepuhlican
leaders of Ohio are so badly
split that it looks as though Governor
Harmon will easily l>e re-elected next
Tuesday Two preachers. Tints-.
Sirunk and Isaac J'erry. were admitted
to the state penitentiary at Frankfort.
Ky., Friilay. t<> serve sentences
if ten and five years for criminal assault
and manslaughter 10. F.
Shelby, a hanker of Medina. <?.. was
found guilty Friday of embezzling
$1.1,(Mia from the estate of Paul Oliver,
an imbecile, for whom he was
guardian The friends of ('has.
\V. Morse, tin convicted New York
hanker, now in the Federal prison in
Atlanta. On.. are making strenuous
efforts to secure a conditional pardon
from President Tuft Chas. E.
Ellis and Edwin It. Graves were sentenced
by the Federal circuit court at
New York Friday, to serve three years
each in the Federal prison in Atlanta,
for fraudulent use of the mails. They
were promoters of the Kernit Manufacturing
company, which claimed to
manufacture a substitute for rubber
from the hoofs and horns of cattle.. . .
Jefferson county. Kentucky, will vote
next Tuesday on tne question 01 issuing
$500,000 in bonds to be used in
establishing a modern system of rural
schools H. Nathan Secreest was
arrested in Chicago last week by secret
service men. charged with counterfeiting
1.500,000 pesos In Nlcaraguan
notes A memorial meeting]
held in Paris, Friday night, in honor of
the memory of Francisco Ferrer, the
Spanish republican leader, who was
executed at Barcelona, Spain, a year
ago. was broken up by a gang of anarchists,
who charged the assembly
with sticks and chairs The international
convention of the Young
Men's Christian association, in session
at Toronto. Canada, last week, showed
an American membership of 4 96.000
men and boys and property owned
to the value of $60,000.000 B.
T. Corkwell. motorman in charge of
one of the cars which collided near
^ort Wayne Ind.. a few weeks ago.
has become violently insane. Forty
persons were killed by the collision.
Florence Burns Wildrick and
Fdw. W. Brooks were convicted in a
New York court Friday, of trying to
work the "badger game" on Chas. W.
Hurlburt. a lawyer, a few weeks ago.
They are liable to prison sentences of
twenty-five years each. The woman,
under the name of Florence Burns,
was nequitted a few years ago of the
"haree of murdering a man in a hotel.
....At Steubenville. O.. Friday. Judge
Richards created a sensation by denniinflrn'
f rnm the bench the testl
mony of the defense In a "speak easy"
fnse. as a mass of perjury T.
\V Evans a farmer, was killed at
Elkmont. Ala.. Friday, by being struck
near the heart hv a torpedo which
had been placed on the railroad
track by the depot agent "just
to hear it evplode." The express
wagon drivers of New York and Jersey
City are on a strike for more pay
and shorter hours. Several riots occurred
Saturday between strikers.
strike-breakers and the police
five men were arrested at Acapulco,
Mexico. Saturday, on suspicion of be ne
the parties who dynamited the
building of the Eos Angeles (Cal.)
Times several weeks ago.
Death of Mr. John B. Smith?Address
at the School?Personal Mention.
Corrospondencp The Yorkvtllo Rnnnlr?>r
Hickory drove. October SI.?Mr.
John Smith died very suddenly Sunday
morning at 8 o'clock. On Saturday
evening, he attended the ovster
supper given by the Hickory Groye
school in the W. O. W. hall, and seemed
to be in his usual health. He ate
heartilv of the refreshments served.
Late Saturday ntgnt, lie compiaineo 01
feeling sick, hut afterwards became
better, and his trouble was not thought
serious until he was found the next
morning dead. He leaves a widow and
three children, one boy and two girls
fo r"iiiirn his death. He was a member
of the W. O. W. He was buried today
st 1 o'clock by the Brotherhood of the
Woodmen in the cemetery at Hickory
Grove. The funeial services were
conducted by the Rev. Mr. Whittaker
The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Slaughter has been blessed by the advent
of another little erirl born October
14, 1910. The little girl has our best
wishes for a happv and useful life.
Mr. W. T. Slaughter has lust returned
from a visit to Piedmont and Anderson.
He reports that he organized
another good camp of the W. O. W.
on this visit. He snent a few hours
in Greenville, and was much impressed
with evidences of growth and development
in that city.
Mr. John Henderson of Waterloo,
is visiting: Mr. and Mrs. John Leech of
this place.
Mr. T>. M. Ellen of Bishopville, is
visitine friends in this place.
Mr. E. L. Warth of Columbia, is visitine
Mr. Tom Pmith here.
Miss Bailie Allison and Mrs. S. T.
Cade, spent Fridav in Yorkville.
Mrs. .T. N. McDIIl and Mrs. Laura
Allison, have just returned from Chester.
where thev visited their brother,
Mr. T. M. Whisonant.
Miss Minnie Ola Wilkerson, is vis'ti""
friends in this place.
Miss Lillie Mae Martin of Fair Forest.
is visiting relatives here.
Mr. T. M. Whisonant of Chester,
snent Fridnv and Baturdav with Mrs.
Msrrison Wvlje and Mr. W. H. Whisonant
of this place.
Mr. Thos. F. McDow of Yorkville.
made a very interesting sneeoh in the
Hickory Grove school house on the
evening of October ?Sth. He savs unM1
the teachers are paid hotter salaries,
schools will never be what thev shou'd.
for there isn't eunuch money in the
profession to entice nur most useful
men and women into the business.
There was a fairlv frond audience nut
to hear Mr. McDow, and they all were
' cry favorably impressed with his address.
The Postage Problem.?President
Taft and Postmaster General Hitchcock
reached an agreement yesterday
on the recommendations the president
will make to congress regarding a
change in the second-class postage
rates as affecting magazines and other
periodicals. Mr. Taft will recommend
that the magazines be required to pay
the rate of 1 cent a pound on all reading
matter and a much higher rate,
to he determined later, on the adver
tising pages. Each magazine will be
required to send a copy of its current
issue to the postofflce department each
week or month as the case may he.
The publication will he dissected. The
reading1 matter and the advertisement
section will he carefully weighed and
the amount of postage computed bv the
number of magazines sent out.
Newspapers will not be affected. The
average haul of the newspapers is but
300 miles, while the average haul of
the magazines is 1,100 miles.
The hauling of magazines in the mail
has proved costly to the government,
declared both the president and the
postmaster general, and it has entered
largely into the deficit shown each
year in the postofflce department.
The adoption of a new rate for the
magazines. Mr. Hitchcock believes,
will entirely wipe out the deficit and
put th? postal establishment on a selfsustaining
President Taft is looking forward to
a 1 cent rate for letter postage and
hopes to recommend it before he leaves
the White House.
The president is determined to push
his plan for placing second and third
postmasters under the civil service. He
' Ml make the recommendation to congress
in his forthcoming message and
hopes for favorable action.
? Columbia State, Monday: Another
world's record for corn production
has been broken in South Carolina.
A 15-year-old boy residing in the I'ce
Dee section of the state has produced
228 bushels and three pecks of corn on
one acre of land. Resides the money
that he will receive from his crop he
is to get over $500 in prizes and a trip
to Washington. The unknown boy, for
his name will not l?e announced for
several days from the Washington office
of the I'nited States Farm Demonstration
work, is a member of one of
the llovs' Corn clubs and his record is
sworn to by witnesses. The official
announcement and the boy's own story
of how he secured such a marvelous
yield will be printed by tin- State within
the next few days. The unknown
boy has broken all world's records for
production of corn by a boy and he is
within 27 bushels of the great yield of
255 bushels by Drake, the Marlboro
county farmer. The boy is the son of
a minister ami the record-breaking
yield was grown upon the parsonage
Hie? /,f hfi flppnm
plishcd such an unusual feat is of exceptional
human interest. The hov
trrew the corn under the direction 'of
the I'nited States i'arin Demonstration
work, of which Ira \V. Williams is at
the head in this state. The largest
yield last year was lfil'i hushels, which
was secured hy ltasconihe I'sher. He
will send an exhibit to the South
Atlantic States Corn exposition, which
is to !? held in Columbia from December
r. to s.
Miss A. C. McPheeters?Has a 5-room
cottage on Railroad avenue for rent.
Mrs. E. B. Hunter, Pres.?Invites the
public to an oyster supper at Sharon
next Friday evening.
Williamson Bros., Outhriesville?Are
ready to grind your corn on Saturday
Victor Cotton Oil Co.?Will discontinue
its ice wagon after next Saturday.
Ice furnished at ice house.
Amuse-U Theatre ? Programme for
this evening includes two unusually
good pictures. Be sure to see them.
Southern Sub. Agency, Raleigh, N. C.
?Wants to send you its catalogue
of magazines and clubbing offers.
W. L. Caldwell, Exer.?Requests persons
indebted to the estate of John
Caldwell, deceased, to make settlement,
and those having claims to
present them.
Loan and Savings Bank?Advises you
to be sure to save a part of your income.
You will need it some day. It
wants your deposits.
L. R. Williams, Probate Judge?Gives
notice that Mrs. C. L. Gwin has applied
to him for letters of administration
on the estate of Miss M. E.
Wylie, deceased.
Thomson Co.?Tells all about its big
lines of underwear for men, women
and children, hosiery for ladies, outings,
Farmers' Wholesale Grocery?Again
calls attention to the good qualities
of rice flour as a hog fattener.
j J. L. Williams & Co.?Begin November
with a blaze of bargain offerings
in coats, shoes, etc.
York Supply Co.?Thanks those who
/have paid their accounts and reminds
others that all accounts are
due November 1st. Field Seeds.
W. M. Kenneflv. Agent?Will soon vacate
his store room and offers, bargains
in groceries, tinware, crockery,
T. w Tnbnson?Has all kinds of chewing
and smoking tobaccos, mackerel,
roe herring, cranberries. Heinz's
nickles, etc.
p?in' c?0?.o?\ dvises narents to
s^e that their children keen their
eio.,n jt hag brushes and dentifrices.
Yorkvllle Hardware Co.?Can supnly
you with heatlr.g stoves, stove pip"rates,
shovels, etc.
Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Tnvites attention
to wool blankets, shoes for men,
women and children, and clothing for
men and boys.
Mr. Ira Hardin of Blacksburg is
hardly eligible to membership in the
Boys' Corn club, being 78 years of age;
but he has the distinction this year of
having made forty bushels of corn on
half an acre.
Travel has been very heavy on the
Rock Hill division of the Southern
railroad all summer, and during the
past few weeks the trains have been
frequently so crowded that a large proportion
of the travelers have had to
stand up. Cars with a seating capacity
of only seventy, have had to carry
a hundred or more people.
Boys who desire to join the Corn
club, should notify Mr. John R. Blair,
county demonstration agent, Sharon R.
F. D. No. 1. Mr. Blair will take names
and keep the boys informed as to what
is doing. The club is a big thing now
in a way; but by this time next year
it will be a big thing in a number of
Mr. J. Frank Ashe of MeConnellsville,
one of the farmers who is interested
in the Yorkville creamery, said
the other day: "I am in this thing
principally for the benefit It will be to
the fanners of the country. If it sue- I
ceeds, it will be of great advantage in
agricultural development, and if it J
fails the loss will be greater to the
farmers as a whole than to the stockholders.
There is no good reason why
the creamery should .iot be a success.
Its success or failure depends entirely
upon us farmers."
There is no reason to complain of the
manner in which the Floral Society of
the Presbyterian church is handling
the chrysanthemum show. The ladles
are making a success of it; but they
nan An a irroot A a 1 mnW if thev will.
V C4.1I uu IV p>? V?V MV1.. * I
The end to be attained would fully
justify an all the year round campaign
among the ladies of the county. The
greater the number who can be interested,
the greater the success of the
enterprise. And there is practical good
to be accomplished. The culture of
llowers is not to be despised even from
a dollar and cents standpoint; but this
is not the most important consideration.
The man or woman who does not
appreciate the extent to which flowers
contribute to the pleasure and interest
in life, has not yet learned how to
Some of the knockers of the flower
show have a habit of saying,
"there is no use to try, the prizes
are awarded before the seeds are planted,
etc." That is buncombe. It is silly.
The judges do their work as honestly
as is possible, and to the best of
their ability. That they make mistakes
is possible; but we are frank to
say that it is not probable. Sometimes
it is necessary to make very close
analysis to decide between two competing
exhibits, and it is admitted that
after the judgment is made, there may
be room for honest difference of opinion.
This is reasonable and to be expected.
The same thing occurs in every
line of endeavor. But to assert
that there is partiality is simply absurd.
the people who make the assertion,
might do well to examine themselves
and see whether or not they are
tinged with just a little envy. It is
often the case that we ourselves are
guilty of the shortcomings that we
charge against other people. That is
Scripture. The way to get the greatest
success and the greatest benefit
out of the flower show is for everybody
to pull together and do the best they
can. There is no real danger of unfair
discrimination. Even if it were attempted,
it would show up and the
public would not stand for it.
? The Shandon hotel now has a dining
room that pleases Mr. and Mrs.
Sadler very much. It is really just
about all that could be desired.
? Miss Maggie Moore, postmaster at
Yorkville, has installed a machine for
postmarking letters and conceiting
stamps. It docs the work in a third
of the time required by the old method
and a great deal better. The rental on
the machine is about $60 a year.
? The cold weather of the past few
days has brought out trade in a manner
that has astonished the dry goods
men. All of them have been unusually
busy during the- past few days. Mr. \V.
M. MeConnell made the statement yesterday
that last Saturday was the best
day he has known since he has been
connected with the dry goods trade,
and other merchants talk the same
way. Every dry goods house in town
experienced the trouble of not having
enough clerks to wait on the trade.
? The annual chrysanthemum show
of the Floral Society of the Presbyterian
church, which was in progress
when the last issue of The Enquirer
went to press, continued through the
afternoon up till 10 o'clock at night,
and .is has been indicated, proved a
splendid success. The exhibits included
some of the finest specimens that
have yet been produced in Yorkville,
and among them were furnished a i
number of unmistakable evidences of
very material progress and improvement
in the art of floriculture. There
were present quite a number of out of
town visitors and all of them were delighted.
Flowers sold freely at good
long prices. The features of the evening
were the presentation of prizes
and the also the production of the
laughable farce "Hunting a Servant."
The prizes were presented by Col. I. W.
Johnson. The farce was a big success.
The day's receipts amounted to
$140, and everybody connected with
the show has cause to feel good over
the success of all the details.
There was a meeting of the directors
of the Yorkville Creamery asso
ciation in Yorkville this morning, for
the purpose of perfecting arrangements
looking to putting the plant in
operation next Monday.
Mr. Bun Brydges. The Enquirer understands.
is to be the manager, at
least until the business is gotten in
good shane, and Mr. J. Ed Mason of
Bloomington, Ind., is to be the butter
maker. Mr. Brvdees understands the
business end of the proposition In all
Its details and Mr. Mason Is an experienced
butter maker, who can give the
Kest service possible.
Messrs. Brvdges and Mason have
en^a^ed during the past few davs
laving out milk routes to facilitate the
delivorv of milk, and attending to other
details with reference to making
the right kind of a start.
Minstrelsy has been, and promises to
continue to be. the favorite form of
amusement for four-fifths of the theatre-going
public?and well It should be
?for no manner of a performance can
include such a variety of material nee?ssan'
for the edification of the multitudes:
besides it is the cleanest and
best of all amusements. Then, there
are no waits.
Promptly at the appointed hour the
curtain rises, and from that moment
until the final you have fun without
a Mush. Pongs of sentiment l<v the
world's greatest vocalists, comic ditties
bv the best comedians on earth, who
also furnish humor without a taint.
1 ne swivs iih.VC i'?-eii suiii;, jwm-a uaic
been told; the Adonls-like person in
the middle has his friendly repartee
with the various comedians with the
bones and "Tambos." Personal grace
has been shown and beauty added because
of the handsome paraphernalia
us<?d in the first part settings.
The sentiment of the halladist may
have caused you to be possessed of a
feeling of intoxication; the festive wit
of the comedians has amused you; the
charming acts of the first part in its
entirety has possibly astonished you,
yet the glamor, frolic and fun rolls on
without a hindrance.
There's no tiresome overture, but on
*he contrary the various novel feats
gathered from all quarters of the globe
commence, and ere the finis has been
reached you have, with your brother
auditors, proclaimed minstrelsy the
king of amusements. This organization
will appear at the Yorkville opera
house on Monday night, November 7.
Mr. J. L. Strain of Cherokee county,
was In Yorkville yesterday.
Miss Mattle Ratteree of Yorkville
No. 1, is teaching at Islandton, in Colleton
Mr. J. P. McMurrav of the Loan and
Savings bank, has been quite sick for
the past few days.
Mr. James D. Grist of Yorkville, left
yesterday to enter Wofford Fitting
school at Spartanburg.
Miss Mamie Ferguson of Yorkville
No. 5, has charge of a school at Silver,
In Clarendon county.
Dr. George Walker of Baltimore, Is
in Yorkville on account of the illness
of his brother-in-law, Mr. G. H. O'Leary.
Mr. Ira Hardin of Blackshurg, was
In Yorkville yesterday, having come
down to examine the record as to some
Miss Eunice McConnell, who has
been spending some time in Yorkville,
returned to Montgomery, Ala., on
Mrs. J. M. Ferguson of Yorkville, has
been quite sick for several weeks and
is not improving as her husband and
friends would like.
Mr. G. H. O'Leary of Yorkville, has
been ill for several days, and the
family has been quite uneasy. He is
considerably better today, however.
Rev. J. L. Oates and Elder J. B.
Plaxco of the Yorkville Associate Reformed
church, left yesterday to at- ,
tend the fall meeting of presbytery at
New Stirling, N. C.
Mr. J. S. Wallace of Wofford Fitting
school, has been spending the past few
days at the home of his father, Mr. G.
R. Wajlace of the Beth-Shiloh neighborhood,
having come over on account {
of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Mary
Turner. i
Mr. P. B. Parks, the new superintendent
of the Lockmore mill and family,
of Morganton, N. C., have arrived (
in Yorkville. They are accompanied ]
by Mrs. Parks's sister, Miss Johnsie |
Sims, who will reside with them. ,
The following Yorkville people left (
last night for the State fair: Mrs. Jas.
Beckham. Miss Mamie Rose, Mr. Wal- .
ter Rose. Mr. Sam M. Grist, Dr. A. Y. (
Cartwright, Messrs. B. F. and H. D.
Marley. A number of others are to 1
leave this evening. 1
Mr. Joseph Lewis of Yorkville, is <
critically ill at the home ot his sister,
Mrs. Hattie Berry. His health has
been had for many months; but he
recently sustained a stroke of paralysis,
and yesterday it was thought that
he was dying; but the information this
morning was that he was resting
somewhat easier. Mr. Lewis is about
62 years of age.
Chester, October 28: Mr. and Mrs.
W. T. Buice, who were married in
Fairfield county on Monday by Rev. J.
R. Millard, have arrived at their home
here and received the usual congratulations
of many friends. The bride
was Miss Alice Scott, daughter of Dr.
J. Austin Scott of Monticello. She had
made several visits recently to Chester
and formed quite a circle of admiring
friends. The groom, a native
of York county, has been a resident of
Chester for the past three years and
is a salesman In the dry goods firm of
Joseph Wylie & Co., and popular in social
affairs here.
The first annual meeting of the York
County Boys' Corn club, which was organized
in the court house at Yorkville
on February 19, last, under the
personal supervision of Professor
Ira W. Williams, was held at
Winthrop college last Saturday, pursuant
to previous announcement, and
the day was full of interest, pleasure
and profit to all who had the good
fortune to be present.
The special object of the meeting
was to award prizes to members of
the corn club making the best yields on
their respective aires, and to the buys t
submitting the best ten ear exhibits in
the seed selection contest; but this
was only one of the many features
of an unusually interesting day.
President Johnson of Winthrop, who
has all along been seconding the efforts
of Prof. Ira W. Williams, state
agent of the Farmers' Co-operative
nnmnnotroHAn u-nrl/ In Cnnth Pn ml In I*
in the promotion of the Boys' corn club
movement in York county, had, with
the assistance of members of the Winthrop
faculty, prepared a particularly
entertaining, instructive and appropriate
programme for the occasion, and
that programme was carried out in
masterly detail to the great pleasure of
all the visitors.
Winthrop's part of the programme
consisted of carefully prepared talks
on subjects relating to domestic and
rural economy, health, comfort and
pleasure in the home. By way of variety
there was some delightful vocal
and instrumental music, a masterly
recitation by a member of the faculty,
and along with the mental feast, a
final straight shot to the hearts of the
visitors by the good old, never failing
method of serving an excellent and
bountiful picnic luncheon.
President Johnson was Just a little
disappointed in the number of his visitors.
and also that they were all men
and boys. In all there were not more
than fory or fifty. He had prepared
for a hundred, and the programme
had been arranged for the
mothers and sisters of the corn club
boys as well as for their fathers and
"We had hoped," said the hospitable
doctor in his address of welcome, "to
have your mothers and sisters here,
as well as your fathers and hrothers.
arid our nrenaratlon has been made on
a basis of that expectation. We were
expecting also fully a hundred people
and have prepared accordingly. We
are delighted to have you, and if there
had been more boys and more parents,
we would have been still better pleased.
However, it is understood that the
Boys' Corn club is now an established
Institution; that there will be other
meetings and on the next occasion we
hope the attendance will be larger."
The meeting was held In one of the
society halls, on the third floor of the
east wing of the college, and taking
advantage of permission that had been
announced during the morning, the
girls of the various classes came in and
joined the audience at such times as
they were not otherwise employed.
Through this means the hall with a
seating capacity of several hundred
was kept pretty well filled all during
the exercises, and it is fair to say
that the girls, about seventy per cent
of whom are from the rural districts,
showed as much interest in the programme
as did the corn club boys
and their fathers, and that means that
the Interest and attention were perfect.
The first speaker was Prof. L,. A.
Nevin of the horticultural department
on the subject of "Harmful Insects and
Fiincmia Orowths and How to Com
bat Them." His talk was necessarily
on general lines; but there was a lot
of valuable Information In it. In the
first place he asserted that while this
may not be an ideal country for fruit
growing, it is a matter of very little
trouble and very little intelligence to
produce much better fruit than has
ever been produced here. The principal
reason why our people do not have
good fruit is because they pay no attention
to it. For one thing the nurserymen
do not pretend to send good
trees to the south. The best trees go
to the north and west and the leavings
arc sent here. It is because we do
not know any better and the nurserymen
ar aware of the fact. Then if
a man sets out a fruit tree, he must do
it with the expectation of spraying It.
If he is not going to spray it, he need
not set It out. because it will do no
good. There are two general classes
of harmful insects. They include the
class that bite and the class that bore
and suck. The biting class must be
poisoned, and the sucking class must
be suffocated. The best poison Is a
mixture of lime and sulphur. For suffocating
sucking insects, use almost
any kind of cheap oily substance. But
don't put the lime and sulphur mixture
on trees during the growing season, for
it will kill them. It Is best to spray
twice a season, once after* frost and
the second time Just before the buds
begin to swell in the spring. If there
is to be but one application, it should
be in mid-winter. Trees sprayed with
this mixture while they are growing
will die. The lime and sulphur mixture
is also good for San Jose scale.
Prof. Nevin advised the planting of
only budded trees. He said both
peach and apple trees should be cut off
18 or 20 inches above the ground at
planting, and as the shoots come out
later, they should be kept pruned down
to four or five of the best. Dead limbs
should be pruned off as soon as they
are discovered. He also gave specific
directions for planting, insisting that
the holes be made large enough to take
the roots without doubling or bending.
He discussed pear blight, and stated
that the only remedy was to cut off the
blighted parts and burn them. It
blighted parts are not to be burned
at once there is no need to cut them
Miss Hyde talked on the subject of
'Rural and Community Life," discussed
the general and almost universal
tendency to wastefulness and gave details
as to how many little savings
?ould be effected in the kitchen and
else*where. The talk was one that
aeeded to be heard to be properly appreciated.
The talk on the subject of
'Waste Places in the Home" by Miss
IVhittemore was also full of practical
common sense suggestions that would
be appreciated by intelligent houseteepers.
Miss Spencer recited a selection from
[an Maclaren's "Dumtochsky," with
mpressive effect, and Dr. Boyd read
i most Interesting and instructi/e pajer
on "Health and Hygiene in the
Inme." She discussed principally flies,
nosquitos and dust, showing the parts
?ach of these nuisances play in the
ransmisslon and propagation of vari>us
"Art in the Home," was the subject
?f an interesting and sensible paper
)> Miss Isles. She laid the foundaion
of her talk on the theory that order,
jystem and harmony, or the opposite
lave their influences on human lives,
uul went into details as to how artisic
effects are best to be secured. She
lad a number of pictures that she coniidered
to be especially appropriate for
he decoration of different rooms?
jictures that could be had at a cost of
[0 cents each, and made clear her
easons for recommending them. She
ilso gave some interesting suggestions
vith reference to the mounting and
langing of pictures and furnished
radical illustrations as to why.
Prof. Ira W. Williams, who can
nake an interesting, practical talk on
any occasion, seemed to get inspiration
from what the other speakers had said,
from his audience of bright, intelligent
girls who will one day be highly trained
mistresses of South Carolina homes,
from the boys who had been working
so faithfully to make two ears of corn
grow where only one grew before, and
was at his best. He made a most capital
talk that covered a lot of interesting
ground; but probably the most
telling point in it all was based on
the achievement of one of his demont
stration friends who this year made 228
bushels of corn on an acre at a net
profit of $130. He did not give the
name of the party who did this; but he
drew a striking comparison between
the life of such a man working ten
acres of corn and the life of the man
who works it. l store at $50 a month,
and called the attention of the girls
to the wisdom of marrying a farmer.
This farmer he showed had an Income
of $1,300 a year over living expenses
and the $50 clerk who could hardly call
his soul his own, had nothing left after
paying board for himself and wife.
He reviewed some of the things that
South Carolina farmers had achieved
during the past few years in the way
of extraordinary progress and argued
that they had only begun to learn how
to farm. Then he took som" of the
specimen ears of corn that the boys
had brought in the seed selection conj
test and demonstrated the points desired
in the highest breeding. The leading
nofnt.he explained was a pure, straight
I breed?a corn that was all ite or all
yellow. There are two kinds of cobs,
red and white. In the case of a pure
red cob corn, all the cobs would he red.
and in the case of a white cob corn, all
the cobs would be white. There must
be no mixture with some red and some
white. The ? must be no blue grains
either. All of the grains must he the
same color. The rows must he even,
straight, close together, and the cobs
must be filled out to both ends. Thrt
grains too. must be neither too long
o** too short and tight on the cob.
The long grain is nreferable to the
short grain; but too long a grain Is obtectionable.
He snoke in high appreciation
of what the York county boys
had dope this year, and told them that
he honed that next year there would he
more of them in the club and that they
would he able to do still better.
At the conclusion of Prof. Williams's
address. President Johnson announced
the prize winners as follows:
First prize for the largest yield on an
acre. Ray Bankhead. son of Mr. E.
M. Bankhead of Sharon No. 1, whose
yield was 73 bushels and 6 pounds, at
a cost of 23 cents a bushel. He was
awarded a Rock Hill buggy worth $75.
Second prize for the second largest
yield. Paul Anderson, son of Mr. R. M.
Anderson of Rock Hill No. 1. whose
yield was 66 bushels and 11 pounds, at
a cost of 36 cents a bushel. He was I
awarded merchandise to the value of J
Third prize, for the third largest
yield. Clyde Good, son of Mr. W E.
Oood of Hickorv Grove R. F. D. No.
1. who Droduced 65 bushels and 30
nourds at a cost of 47.3 cents a bushel.
He was awarded merchandise worth
The first prize of 15 for the ten best
ears of corn, went to Ward Mitchell,
son of Mrs. S. A. Mitchell of Rock
Hill R. F. D. No. 1: the second prize of
33. to drier McFadden. son of Mr. .T. A.
McFadden of Rock Hill R. F. D. No. 6,
and the third prize of $2 to Lester
Zlnker. son of Mr. H. J. Zinker of
Rock Hill R. F. D. No. 1.
In connection with the Boys' Corn
Hub meeting. there was also a meeting
of the Winthrop Rural and Home
Institute work, and prizes were awarded
as follows:
The prize for the best loaf of bread
went to Miss Ruth McLurkin. The one
for the best pound of butter went to
Miss Margaret Fewell. The first prize
for the best pair of chickens went to
Miss Constance Wroton. the second
going to Joe Miller. The first prize
for best sofa pillow top was won by
Miss Margaret Massey and the second
by Miss Margaret Craig. The first
nrize for the best apron went to Miss
Pusie Bell Rabb. and the second to
Miss Alice Anderson.
Following is a complete list of the
Corn club boys who participated In the
contest, togetner wnn me yieiu nmuc
hy each:
Earl Glasscock, Catawba No. 2, 62
Prlnton Arrowood, Hickory Grove
No. 1, 55 bushels.
Clyde Good. Hickory Grove No. 1,
65 bushels and 20 pounds.
Sep A. Lesslie, Lesslie No. 1, 383
Newman Barley, Rock Hill No. 6,
258 bushels.
Paul Anderson, Rock Hill No. 1, 66
bushels and 11 pounds.
"Ward Mitchell. Rock Hill No. 1, 48
bushels and 10 pounds.
Grier McFadden, Rock Hill No. 6, 61
Le?ter Zlnker, Rock Hill No. 1, 46
bushels and 30 pounds.
Maldeau Zinker, Rock Hill No. 1, 57
bushels and 50 pounds.
Ray Bankhead, Sharon No. 1, 73
bushels and 6 pounds.
Ralph Cain, Sharon No. 1, 52J bushels.
Gary Good, Sharon No. 1, 53 bushels.
Chalk Pratt, Sharon No. 1. 61 5-7
Lewis Good, Yorkville No. 1, 40
I bushels and 10 pounds.
William Glenn, Yorkville No. 8, 35
Robert Jones, Yorkville No. 1, 50
bushels and 6 pounds.
Banks Stephenson, Yorkville No. 1,
53 bushels and 28 pounds.
Clyde Ratchford, Sharon No. 1, 52)
R. V. Allen. Clover No. 2, 37 bushels.
Roy Marley, Yorkville No. 7, 52 bushels
and 15 pounds.
Boyce Plexlco, Clover, 40 bushels and
II pounds.
Tom Good, Bullock's Creek, 50
Porter Purcell, Sharon, 41 bushels
10 pounds.
Death of Mrs. J. N. Gaston.
Mrs. J. N. Gaston died at her home
at Edgmoor last Sunday morning, and
was buried yesterday, the services being
conducted by Rev. R. A. Lummus.
Mrs. Gaston was Miss Mary Patton of
Catawba, and was about 30 years of
age. She is survived by her husband
and four children.
Death of B. B. Whitesides.
Mr. Baxter Boyce Whitesides, died
at the home of his mother, Mrs. M. E.
Whitesides, about six miles north of
Yorkville last Saturday afternoon at 5
o'clock. The deceased was a son of the
late Major T. P. Whitesides, and was
in the 42d year of his age. He was unmarried,
and since the death of his
father, has been assisting his mother
on the farm, until his health gave way
a few years ago. He was a good natured,
kind-hearted young man and
well liked by all who knew him. The
funeral took place at Bethany last
Sunday, the services being conducted
by Rev. R. M. Stevenson. He is survived
by his mother, and two brothers
and two sisters as follows: J. Erskine
and R. Newton Whitesides, Mrs. W. M.
Stowe and Mrs. J. W. Quinn.
The Fireless Cooker.
The interesting "institute" work in
connection with the Boys' Corn club
meeting at Winthrop last Saturday, included
a demonstration of the "fireless
cooker," a scientific contrivance that is
well worth the investigation of housewives
over the country. There is no
purpose to attempt a description of the j
cooker here, further than to say that
It consists of a metal or asbestos lined
air-tight box in which cooking commenced
on the range is completed with
results that make for economy and hygienic
excellence. The contrivance can I
be made by almost any intelligent boy
of 15 or 16 years of age, who is at all ?
handy with the saw, hammer and '
plane, and is not expensive. The use i
-..,1 . !..? ia l.OBf
understood as the result of a practical
demonstration and this the Winthrop
authorities are always glad to
give to any housewife who may be interested.
The use of the tireless cooker
is taught in the "practice home" on
the grounds of the college. The "practice
home" consists of an ordinary two
story cottage of six or eight rooms in
which the members of the senior class
are taught all the details of housekeep- <
ing from managing an incubator and I
caring for chickens to planning, pre- ]
paring and cooking meals and keeping I
the dining room and parlor in order, i
The instructor in charge takes great <
pleasure in explaining all the approved 1
methods in housekeeping to visitors.
? The Charleston college will play
football with Davidson at the State
fair tomorrow. Roth teams are strong
and the game will be worth while.
? Columbia Mate: The sum of
$224,644.95 has been received since
.he first of the year from the sale of
fertilizer tags. This fund goes to
Clemson college. The total amount
received from the tax last year was
approximately $202,000. The total
amount received to this date last year
was $185,396.16. It is estimated that
approximately $240,000 will be receiv
eu uunng ine year irom trie tax. ai
the annual convention of the State
Farmers' Union there was a resolution
passed indorsing the proposition
of increasing the number of free
scholarships at Clemson college. The
argument used was that the scholarships
have not been increased, although
when the free tuition was first
granted on this basis only $150,000
was received from the tag tax. This
means that the farmers of South Carolina
have used nearly 1,000,000 tons
of fertilizers this year, as there is a
tax of 25 cents on every ton sold. It
Is expected that the matter of increasing
the scholarships at Clemson
will be brought up at the next session
of the general assembly. There may
be a movement started to use part of
the $250,000 for agricultural high
schools to be located in several sections
of the state.
? Gaffney, October 29: A case that
has excited much interest, not only in
Gaffney, but in other parts of South
Carolina, was disposed of yesterday.
Dr. L. M. Harrison was tried artd convicted
on three counts, Issuing a
worthless check, obtaining money under
false pretenses and attempting
to break Jail, This case has been
very interesting, not only now, but
when Harrison was captured. He
came to Gaffney some months ago
and succeeded in getting a diaft on a
bank at Winter Park, Fla., indorsed
by a prominent citizen of this city.
He then disappeared, and nothing
was heard from him for a long time.
When the1 draft was sent to Winter
Park, it was found that there was no
bank there and that Harrison was unknown
there. Harrison is wanted In
four South Carolina towns. Some
three months ago a communication
was received from Jacksonville, stating
that Harrison had been captured
mere ana wouia De turnea over to
South Carolina authorities. An officer
was sent for him and brought him
back to this city. A few weeks after
Harrison was placed in jail, Sheriff
Thomas walked . into his cell and
found the doctor busily at work upon
the steel bars of the cell. He had
succeeded in cutting two bars and only
one was left between him and
freedom. Harrison is a scholarly
looking man and is a graduate of the
medical college of the University of
Maryland, having served two years as
interne at a Baltimore hospital.
? Aiken Journal and Review: Paralleling
the boys' corn clubs, Aiken
county, S. C., has a group of girls' tomato
clubs and the Aiken Journal and
Review records an example of success
in one instance which ought to
be preserved for a few years until this
particular young lady gets older; the
only objection to its publication then
being that there would probably ensue
such a rush of attentions from eligible
bachelors as might seriously embarrass.
From one-tenth of an acre she
canned no less than 505 cans of tomatoes,
which, considering her age
and sex. is doubtless somewhat of a
record. "As the seed for such a plot
of land," comments the Journal and
Review, "costs very little, depending
on the grade of representative in each
district, and as it does not take much
labor to cultivate such a small plot,
and as the cost of canning is very lit
tic, inc ^I'MI VII outu an UULiclj 10 a?im
proximately very great. Taking out
the tost of the cans?about two cents
each-"-and figuring the selling price
at ten cents per can. the lowest estimate
on this one-tenth of an acre
would be $30." When it is remembered
that what our contemporary
terms "not much labor" appears in a
very different light to the small cultivator,
It would seem that the producer
of more than 600 cans of tomatoes
is entitled to distinguished mention,
at any rate. More noise will be
made about the Aiken lad whose acre
of corn yielded 144 bushels, a figure
which will be near if not at the top
of the state contest to be decided in
December, but we hold that his little
neighbor has accomplished an equally
notable feat.
? Columbia, October 29: The dispensary
"gratt" cases will be called
at Chester on November 7. This information
was obtained here tonight,
being the first definite announcement
as to the date for the trial of the notorious
cases connected with the old
state dispensary. That witnesses of
the state have been subpoenaed to appear
on November 7, at Chester, was
also learned tonight. The indictment
to be pressed at Chester is that containing
the "conspiracy" charges.
Written across the ba k of this indictment
are the following names: Jodie
M. Rawlinson, Joseph B. Wylie, John
Black, James S. Farnum and H. Lee
Solomons. In brief, the indictment
charges that the state of South Carolina
was defrauded of $133,000 by an
alleged conspiracy, the nature of
which is set out. The witnesses written
on the back of the original indictment
here were: Smith, Thorpe, Collins
and Wylie. To this number may
now be added Moton A. Goodman. Joe
Wylie, formerly a member of the state
board of control, has already turned
state's evidence and testified in two
cases here. The Indictment charges
that the state board and whisky
agents conspired together to defraud
the state, and that the members of the
board received for their individual
use. and not for the benefit of the
state, rebates in addition to the compensation
allowed by law. The "rebate
schedule" Is made a part of the
indictment. That schedule says that
on whisky selling for $1.47 a gallon,
the board got in rebates $1.50 per
barrel, and so on up the line. Three
dollar whisky netted the board $25 a
barrel in rebates, says the indictment.
Case goods had their figures, too. Between
March 6 and March 22, 1906.
the board Is said to have "cleaned up
$24,000, and from March 22 to the
end of the year. $108,000, making
$133,000 in all. Jodie M. Rawlinson
and John Black, members of the old
state board of control, are the ones
mentioned for trial at Chester, as is
Lee Solomons, formerly a whisky
agent. John T. Early has testified
f.s has Joe Wvlie, and Moton Goodman
furnished certain evidence In
connerr'on with the "Hub" Evans
case. John Black was placed on trial
here, but a copy of a newspaper found
in the room of Jurors halted the trial,
which Judge Memminger declared to
be a mistrial. Tomorrow, or early
next week, it is expected that Attorney
General Lyon will make a statement
as to his plans for the trial of
the cases. Other than that the cases
will be pressed there has been no definite
announcement by the attorney
general. The Information furnished
the News and Courier correspondent
tonight is unofficial, but absolutely
authentic. The second week of Chester's
term of court begins on November
? Franklin. Pa., October 30: Word
tonight from the home of Joseph C.
Sibley is to the effect that neither the
former congressman nor his wife has
more than the slenderest chance of
recovery. Mr. Sibley blames himself
for Mrs. Sibley's condition, for her
breakdown resulted from the charges
brought against her husband as a
candidate for the Republican congressional
nomination in this district. She
urged him not to run. Dr. H. P.
Hammond, who is in charge of both
patients, says that two weeks ago
Mrs. Sibley had a slight chance for
recovery, but that hope now has been
practically abandoned. Her chief
trouble is mental and she is confined
to her bed. Mr. Sibley is able to sit
up, but attempts to walk result In attacks
of dizziness from heart weakness.
He eats but little. An audit of
Mr. Sibley's $4 2,500 primary election
expenses is set for November 14, but
it is not believed he will be able to appear.
On August 22d Mr. Sibley and
three Warren county men were arrested
011 a charge of conspiracy to
lebauch the voters of Warren county.
He is now under $1,000 bail for trial
it the December term of court.

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