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p ? Passing through Liouisville en route ^ to Lebanon, Ky., where he spoke Wed- J~ nesday. United States Senator Thos. " Gore of Oklahoma was optimistic over V the outlook for the Democratic party ^ in 1912. "All that the Democrats have ? to do," he said, "is to behave well In the house and senate, organize and win : the presidency. The Democrats are fortunately situated with regard to the presidential nomination. They could hardly make a mistake were they to try. They have 3 or 4 or 5 forceful men to select from who are in every way fitted for the position. I think at 1 this time that Woodrow Wilson will be the nominee, though the situation was Ulliertni live iiiuiiiiis agu cuiu maj ?v different five months from now. Thirty-four Democrats and twenty-three Republicans are for the reciprocity measure and it will be passed without any material amendment, perhaps ; without any amendment at all. Cer- ^ tainly," he said, "there will be no such jj amendment that the house will refuse | to concur in or that will jeopardize the J approval of the bill by the president." ? Cherryville, N. C., July 4: Lightning struck an outhouse on the planta- ; tion of Mr. Andrew Stroub, four miles from here this afternoon and killed Miss May Coster and severely injured Mrs. Sylvanus Mauney and Charley Nell all of Cherryville. Other members of the party which numbered about twenty, were shocked, but none seriously. A horse driven by the party was also killed. The party of young e people from Cherryville had attended a Farmers' Union and Rural Carriers' a picnic at Sunny Side school house, five p miles from here and were on the re- c turn trip when overtaken by a terrific electric storm, accompanied by a strong wind and a heavy downpour of rain. They sought shelter in the va- g cant cotton house and in a few min- q utes a bolt of lightning struck a tree nearby killing one of the horses and P then struck the small shack In which I the young folks had sought shelter, a killing Miss Coster, seriously injuring Mrs. Mauney and Nell and more or less snocKing tne enure party, mro. Mauney and Neil are suffering from serious burns and other injuries, but the physicians are hopeful of recovery. Miss Coster was 18 years of age and w a member of a well known family of p Cherryville. tl ? Atlanta, July 6: The senatorial ti situation is attracting much attention with the near approach of the date g when the Georgia legislature will a choose a successor to Senator Terrell n in the United States senate. The balloting will begin next Tuesday and all signs point to a spirited contest. Senator Terrell, who was appointed to fill t< the seat of the late Senator Clay until a the legislature could choose his sue- . cessor, is a candidate for election to the full term of six years. The lead- 1 ing candidate, however, appears to be p Hoke Smith, who was secretary of the t] interior under President Cleveland and who has just been inaugurated for the r second time as governor of Georgia. 1< Governor Smith, it is understood, has long aspired to a seat in the United States senate and his supporters are j, now preparing to make a strong fight t] for his election. On the other hand, t, the anti-Smith element, which ineludes many prominent politicians in j, all sections of the state, will leave no ^ stone unturned to prevent his election. J] A number of other candidates for the h toga are receiving more or less atten- e] tion. One of those whom it is be- t( lieved could make a formidable show- y Ing should he decide to make an active fight is Pleasant A. Stovall, the c Savannah editor. "Tom" Watson, the former Populist leader; W. A. Coving- a ton, one of the authors of the state prohibition law, and several others ^ have announced their candidacies. n ? Starkville, Miss., July 6: State eI Senator Theodore Bilbo, candidate for \ lieutenant governor of Mississippi, was jj attacked and severely beaten here to- j day by J. J. Henry, claim agent of the 0] Mobile, Chicago & New Orleans railroad, and former penitentiary warden, the encounter coming as a direct c< sequel to a campaign speech delivered j? by Senator Bilbo at Blue Mountain, c] Miss., recently in which Bilbo is credited with having vigorously assailed Mr. Henry, impeaching his character. 81 The affray occurred aboard a railroad \\ train In which Mr. Bilbo was proceeding from Columbus to Sturgis, Miss., where he was to have spoken this af- " ternoon. Henry, it is stated, as he ap- tl proached Bilbo, who was seated in the d< smoking car, demanded that the ut- j, terances in question be retracted and an apology made. The apology and a retraction not forthcoming the encounter followed, Henry striking the tl state senator repeatedly about the e: head and body with the butt of a pis- la tol. Henry surrendered to the sheriff ir here and was released on his own s| recognizance. Other than a few cuts b: and bruises about his face and hands 01 he was not hurt In the struggle. Bilbo e< continued his journey to Sturgis. e< where he was given surgical attention, ei A special train was made up at Stur- tl gis to convey him to Jackson. Re- tl ports as to the extent of Bilbo's inju- s; ries are conflicting. At first it was P said that his wounds were not serious, but late this afternoon, a despatch from Ackerman, in the immediate vicinity of Sturgis. quotes Dr. ' Murphy, who was called to attend c< Bilbo, as saying that his skull is w fractured, but he is not necessarily fatally hurt. a' ? Rev. William Hyde, rector of the q Trinity Episcopal church of Wey- a: mouth. Mass., believes not only that b the British are direct descendants of S( the Israelites, but that King George V. is a lineal descendant of a cousin u of the House of David. "The royal house of Britain," says Mr. Hyde, "traces its ancestry back to the line of David and of Judah. To be specific: n Tea Tephi, daughter of Zedekiah, the n last king of David's line, married w Eochaide, the young king of the Danites, in the north of Ireland, in 583 B. C. They were married by the prophet Jeremiah and crowned on the Bethel p stone. Eochaide himself was of the j royal line of Judah, since he was a descendant of one of the twin sons of H Judah, David being a descendant of w the other twin son. This marriage jj was the beginning of the royal house of the Scotts, and this line in time, through the Bruees and Stuarts, became the royal line of the British em- s pire. George V? therefore, is a de- p scendant of David, and belongs to a dynasty which can never cease to ex- 'c ist, for it has the promise of God that it n will never cease to have a descendant p to reign over the people of Israel. The English-American people are this race; vv hence they are the people of God. f? Further, we can trace the lineage of \ the British ruler back even as far as Adam. Anna, a cousin of Mary, the mother of Christ, married a prince of the royal house of Britain, and hence ti became an ancestor of that house. tj God said that he would establish the throne of David forever and that David e! would never cease to have a descend- w ant. George V. is a fulfillment of these t] words, for he is a descendant of David, and he sits upon the throne of Israel." gi ? Washington special of July 4, to the News and Courier: A review of the history of the control of typhoid ri fever in the United States army by tl vaccination, including an account of tI the discovery of the serum and the methods of its preparation and admin- 01 istration, by Major F. F. Russell, M. it D., U. S. A., has been issued from the g government printing office, at Wash- . ington, as house document No. 1,445. The demand for this document has X been so great that a limit of 92 copies ft for each congressman has been prescribed until a reprint is published. Many members of congress, recognizI ? > cr ? Vi ? *v\ ??/*?* ? ?>n/i ?vf t Vi o 1 >0 rtor ho 1'ti t I '"ft Iliipul lauvv "l IIIC , ua? v 11 sent it with their compliments to phy- ^ sicians in their district. In many cases, also, the requests coming to 11 members for copies have been far in n excess of the numbers allotted, parti- l cularly in those parts of the country where typhoid is most prevalent. It is ei predicted that the use of the typhoid n vaccine will soon be as common with F the medical profession in the preven- vv tion and control of typhoid epidemics as is the famous anti-toxin recourse 81 against diphtheria, which has had its .V percentage of fatality reduced to a j,point below that of measles since the . anti-toxin treatment was devised. Major Russell's review of the tests of tl typhoid vaccination is statistically j quite convincing, and will doubtless j, make the whole medical profession "sit up and take notice." One of the tirst e< official acts of the new secretary of tl war, the Hon. Henry L Stimson, was j, to submit to the typhoid vaccination as an example to the troops. The secre- n tary suffered but little inconvenience n s (he result of the Inoculation. Phyicians who have not seen the pamphlet repared by Major Russell will do well a apply to their representatives in ongress for a copy of this house docment No. 1.445, in order that they lay keep abreast of the progress of reventive medicine. The greatest eats of the army service of the United Itates within the past generation have een not on the field of battle, but in he science of sanitation; not in the aking of life, but in its preservation. ?hc \lorluiilr (fttquircr. entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.t FRIDAY. JULY 7, 1911. The Greenwood Journal is generous nough to say that it is inclined to gree with The Enquirer's view of the roposition relating to the removal of onstables from dry counties. There is no doubt about it that Mr. lore, the blind representative from Oklahoma, is one of the ablest, most atriotic and fearless members of the Tiiited States senate. Swearlngen is O ?v?1a foo rlnco onA nofrinHn o a Hnrp nd though he is physically blind, yet e can see. The Columbia State reminds us that re overlooked the fact that it used the hrase "legal arbitrator" in its suggeslon for a final settlement of the conroversy between Mr. Felder and the overnor. It is incumbent upon us to cknowledge our remissness in the latter. Champ Clark has declared in a let?r to the Columbia Record that he lso is in favor of nominating presiential candidates by primary election, 'his we believe commits all the now rominently recognized candidates to he proposition; but of course, it yet emains to secure the consent of the >cal politicians. The esteemed Yorkville Enquirer, we jdge, is laboring under the delusion fiat the "reverse prohibition" law conlins a provision which is not in the iw; a provision forbidding the keeplg of liquor for personal use. Judge lemminger read such a provision into fie law, but the supreme court has eld that this interpretation is clearly rroneous, and while The Enquirer en?rtains profound admiration for Judge lemminger the fact is that what the upreme court says, and not what a Ireuit Judge says, is the law. The aulors of the law would certainly not gree with Judge Memminger's interrelation, and at least one of them has i stated publicly. As a matter of fact 0 legislature has ever attempted to nact such a drastic provision as Judge lemminger declared the South Carona legislature had enacted, and no 'gislature will do so.?Columbia Recrd. If the Record will read again the imments of The Enquirer on this subJet, it will see that we stated very learly that no matter what the statte says or means, the holding of the iipreme court is the law. As to hether The Enquirer is laboring uner the delusion that the statute conlins a provision that is really not lere, the statute itself is the best evience. It will be found in the Acts of 107. We quote from this particular et as follows: * On and after the approval of lis act, the manufacture, sale, barter, schange, receipt or acceptance for uniwful use, delivery, storage, and keepig in possession in this state, of any pirituous, malt, vinous, fermented, rewed (whether lager or rice beer), r other liquors and beverages, or any impound or mixture thereof which mtains alcohol and is used as a bevrage, is hereby prohibited; except in le incorporated towns and cities of lis state, in counties wherein the ime may be permitted as hereafter rovided. From the foregoing it appears that le possession of liquor is prohibited 1 every county in this state unless the lunty qualifies itself in accordance ith the subsequent provisions of the ct. Sumter county, the county in uestion, had not so qualified herself, nd therefore it seems to follow that y the plain terms of the act the posession of liquor in Sumter county as made unlawful. As we said in our first reference to te matter, and as we have repeated, o matter what the law said, and no latter what Judge Memminger said, hat the supreme court has said is ow the law; but we submit that when te Record claims that the disputed rovision was not in the law; that udge Memminger wrote it there, the :ecord was mistaken. The act from hich we quote is No. 226, of the year JO". Objecting to the mention of Mr. wearingen for governor, the Chester .eporter declares that McLeod is the gical candidate to oppose Mr. Blease ext summer. It argues that Mr. eatherstone having tried conclusions ith Mr. Blease and having been debated it must necessarily follow that Ir McLeod would win. We are not t all surprised at the argument, and te Reporter is not alone in its contenon. But we beg leave to suggest to le Reporter that if it is more intersted in the question of a candidate ho can defeat Mr. Blease than it is in te election of Mr. McLeod, it will do ell to select a new chamnion. The olden rule is, "Do unto others as you ould have them do unto you." The jle of polities is to do unto others as ley do unto you. In spite of the -ame-up last summer, and without rganization, Mr. Featherstone went lto the second primary with Mr. lease. There is very little difference etween the Blease platform and the IcLeod platform. The principal difTence between the two men hinges lore on personality than any other onsideration. Mr. Featherstone irough what he said and through is record stood for the better and lore rigid enforcement of all laws and lore especially the prohibition laws, ast summer many people who preferJ McLeod to Blease in the first prilary voted for Blease rather than eatherstone in the second primary. It us more because of what Feathertone stood for than anything else, lost of the people who supported 'eatherstone last summer supported im for what he stands for. Among lent are many who can see little or 110 i(Terence between McLeod and Blease 1 so far as their politics are concernil. They do not think any more of ie golden rule than did the MclA'od eople who Voted for Blease. If the ice comes between McI#eod and Blease ext summer, the Reporter will see af ter the votes have been counted that ai the prohibition people will have said: O "You would not let us have what we b; wanted after we had fairly whipped v the fight up to the second primary, ci Rather than allow us to have Feather- e< stone you voted for Blease. Now you cl wanted McLeod, but you didn't get o him, goody." This does not sound it good at all, but if the Reporter does cl not believe it is politics all we have to h say is to suggest that it just wait. p The action of the State Dental as- j_J sociation in offering to examine the teeth of the school children of the state e rxf ohurorp la PAmlnff In for more or less discussion and is being gener- % ally commended. To be sure there is ( some adverse criticism. There are c those who charge that the motive of 1 the offer is to get work for the den- " tists. Of course this is a very natural conclusion, especially with people who 8 do not have a comprehensive idea of * the Importance of the matter, and It is '' to be taken as a matter of course. Such an inspection will result in work K for the dentists and expense to the pa- n rents of the children. But if there is ^ any work more important or any ex- e pense more justified, we do not know what 1t is. Among the readers of ^ this, are hundreds of adults who are ^ suffering from various ills of both body and mind solely because of bad teeth, and without even having an intelligent l( comprehension of the trouble, much el less the cause of it. We are not ex- ^ actly prepared to say that the teeth constitute the most important part of the entire human machine; but we & would be considerably puzzled if we C( ware fa 11aH nnnn tr? name any other 1 part as more important. For lack of proper care, mainly, but sometimes on h account of accident, or ignorance, the P teeth give out long before they should. To be sure the rest of the machine P may often be kept going after the w teeth are gone; but it is with reduced f< efficiency. In the long ago, about the only thing mankind knew to do with ? offending teeth was to pull them out. 'r Finally it learned to do things in the a direction of preservation, repairing and w restoring. Now-a-days, almost any T good dentist can take a mouth from 0 which half the teeth have been lost F with the other half in a state of decay, and restore the whole equipment to a state of efficiency and serviceableness is equal to what nature had supplied at n its best. Of course, to do this costs the S beneficiary something, as it should, be- n cause it costs the dentist something. S But the cost, even though it be exorbitant, where the beneficiary is able to n pay it, is of small consequence In the u long run. For instance, we sometimes a hear men say that they would not have w lost a certain good tooth for a hun- " dred dollars, or maybe one thousand, and there is reason In It. What then about having decayed and useless teeth F1 made as good or better than they for- bi merly were by filling or crowning, or F bridging at a cost of say something e' [like J5 a tooth. This matter is very hi important, so important that if the dentist had not offered to examine the ol mouths of school children free, we tl would feel it our duty to advise pa- tl rents to send their children to the dentists and pay for It. We are thor- ai oughly well aware of the fact that it Is a pretty strong advertisement for the s* dentists that we are writing, and we d' believe some people who have been ^ neglecting their teeth heretofore, will as the result of what we are saying, be a' influenced to give the matter more se- " rious consideration. As a rule, we do not print advertisements without pay, and we do not print paid advertisements as editorial matter at any price. 'r T Sometimes we refrain from saying things that ought to be said, because 01 we think they should be said by the ul other fellow and at his expense; but this is solely for the good we hope ^ will be done, and in the assurance that * in the months or years to come, there 3( will be those who will feel grateful to c< us for having brought the matter so ' plainly to their attention. "If Felder Be Discredited?" g "?But we do think that at this writing Mr. Felder has put himself in a bad light and Governor Blease has . the advantage." So ends a lengthy 11 editorial article in The Yorkvllle En- ii quirer. y For the argument's sake, let us admit the conclusion of The Enquirer. Eel us admit, for the argument's sake s< only, that Felder is a "crook," that t< Felder should have been turned over [to the South Carolina law officers, that he should have been tried, convicted 11 and sentenced on a dozen criminal L charges in Newberry county?and what y | is left that concerns the governor and ? [the state which he governs? In the Atlanta Constitution have ap- B peared two letters purporting to have been signed by the person now gov- B ernor, while a state senator, connect- rl ing him directly with "grafting," as si the recipient of $500 from whisky sell- tl ing interests. These letters may be tl forgeries, but no one has pronounced B them forgeries. The governor has b; himself omitted, so far, to say that ei they are forgeries. a The ouestion is, does the vindica- it tion of the good name of the governor d of South Carolina and the reputation I) of the state, that is for the time asso- b ciated with it, turn upon the condem- ci nation of an Atlanta lawyer? a Because an Atlanta lawyer is "roved b guilty of gross irregularities (which c< he has not been) can the governor of w South Carolina ignore letters which it q is alleged he signed, compromising his honor? fi Would the guilt of "Tom" Felder es- d tablish the innocence of the governor? p Have we reached that point in a South Carolina that the governor's w reputation for integrity shall rest upon a the blasting of an Atlanta attorney's tl reputation? o Is the commonwealth of South Car- h olina to get down to the level of it weighing its claims to respectability it in the balances with Tom Felder? Is oi there not better proof that the gov- tt ernor of South Carolina is an honost 01 man than that Tom Felder is accused si by him of being a crook??Columbia si State. b While the State has taken its t *\t n' from The Enquirer's editorial, if its remarks as quoted above, are in reply tj to anything The Enquirer had to sa.v, \s we fail to see it; but at the same tiro* n we desire to take the liberty of some further discussion along the lines |y above suggested. If any of those who read our Folder f b and Blease editorial failed to see that vv the whole idea of that editorial was fr to make it clear that what has siive b' been diverted into a iiersoiial contra- j" versy between Mr. Felder and Gover- p nor Blease has nothing whatever to do with the original issues, then, so far f as they are concerned, our time, effort ,, and space have been wasted. ai To get back to the starting point of u P-J this particular incident. Governor ^ Blease made, or stood sponsor for cer- in tain charges against Mr. Felder. We ti refer to Felder's alleged letter to H. 11. Kvans. proposing a scheme, under which u] the two were to share in graft prof- w its. Mr. Felder came back at Governor Blease with a number of charges and imputations, including the exhi- fr bits carrying information about the T SfiOO referred to above. 'Jl Now. it seems to us that the thing t| in which the people of South Carolina' o re most interested, is whether or not overnor Blease is guilty as charged y Mr. Felder. That is a matter of cry great importance?one of grave i ancern to every citizen who aeknowltlges Mr. Blease as his governor. The harge involved in the warrant sued ut against Mr. Felder, involves nothig more and nothing less than the harges involved in the warrants that ave been issued against all the disensary grafters. Granted for the sake of argument ^ liat Governor Blease is guilty as Mr. 'elder says, and granted further that I Ir. Felder is the only man who has the vldenee necessary to convict, it is ery clear that if Mr. Felder could be onvicted of anything, the things harged by Governor Blease or any- . hing else, before the settlement of he issues involving Governor Blease, hen of course, Governor Blease would ^ tand a pretty good chance of legal indication, regardless of his guilt or mocence. . We do not mean to suggest that the ullt of Felder would establish the lnocence of the governor?not by a good ] eal; but with Felder convicted, no vidence that he might be able to prouce, no matter how conclusive, would ave the same weight as It would 1 ave had otherwise. But in this matter we do not want le Columbia State or anybody else to >ok upon us as partisans of the govrnor of South Carolina?Mr. Blease, 1 Ir. Felder or anybody else. The only hing we want is the establishment of le absolute truth, and with the truth stablished we are not in the least oncerned as to results or conseuences. ^ Various moves in this whole matter ave looked*to us so much like mere lays for position?sparring for advanige?that we have not been at all roud of the doings of either side, and e are not concerned with the personal jrtunes of either side now. Just as we freely admit that the guilt f Mr. Felder would not establish the mocence of Governor Blease, we also ssert that the guilt of the governor ould not establish the innocence of om Felder, and it was In the light f this fact that we asserted that Mr. i 'elder made a mistake in resisting ex- < *adition. i For instance, if a York county magitrate should issue a warrant tomor- 1 jw for the editor of the Columbia tate, involving any charge in the list o matter what, if the editor of the ( tate did not come to Yorkville on le first train, he would certalnly*-*ublit to arrest as soon as the papers ere presented, demand a preliminary nd give bond for his appearance when ( anted. Mr. Felder should have done 1 kewise. ' Of course, it is easy enough to argue 1 rnt if Governor Blease is the man Mr. ^ elder says he is, he would secure the , acking of the Newberry jury and have ] elder convicted regardless of the 1 eidence; but in this connection we * eg leave to remark that whatever j lay have been said about South Car- I Una politics, or the administration of 1 le law in South Carolina courts. In .U Of./. QO manir nonnlA IIS aiaic inn V tur ao j pwptv >r Justice and fair play as there be gainst them, and more. One other observation. While we lid and still maintain that Mr. Fel- r er put himself at a disadvantage by ghting extradition, we do not want to e understood as suggesting that l^ls ttitude or conduct in the matter alf?cts the real issue at all. We beeve that much of the truth will finally e established. We are satisfied that Ir. Felder knows much that will help 1 the establishment of that truth, he chances are that he will tell much f what he knows, and will give it ut in a way that will leave no room ir reasonable doubt. But somehow e have not absolute confidence In Mr. elder, und we feel that if the state's de hope of learning the truth were entered in him, those hopes would be ased on a very uncertain foundation. ALMOST A TRAGEDY. ix South Carolinians Have Narrow Escape For Their Lives. Lexington, N. C., July 5.?Six promlent South Carolinians were injured 1 an automobile wreck a mile north f Lexington this afternoon. The car, r big Winton Six, carried seven pas- 1 ?ngers. Capt. C. B. Skipper, superinjndent of one of the big cotton mills f Lancaster, S. C., was the owner of tie car and his guests were Messrs. ^ uther Still, B. F. Funderburk, Frank . /. Hunter, W. A. Moore of Lancaster, t . C.. and Dr. R. C. Brown of Rock 1 [ill. The Chaffeur was a negro. All of the men are injured. Drs. r uchanan and Clodfelter were car- . led to the scene of the accident : hortly after it occurred and found 1 le victims very much the worse for leir experience. According to Dr. luchanan. the scene resembled a attletield after the smoke had cleard away. The men were lying ' bout on the ground, groaning and ; imenting their fates, and one, still . azed, was praying. They were quickr placed in automobiles and brought ack here to Hotel March. After a " areful examination the physicians nnounced that there were no bones roken and that the men's injuries jnsisted of bruises and cuts, of hich there are enough to keep them uiet for several days. None of the party will talk, but so r ir as can be learned the accident was ue to reckless driving. One of the arty admits that the car was going t the rate of thirty miles an hour hen the accident occurred. Others j. mong them the men who rescued r te unfortunates, say that the speed [ f the car was at least fifty miles an a our. They were sailing down a r >ng smooth hill at what was really a 0 >rrific rate of speed and at the foot f the hill they encountered a big action engine, drawing a threshing utlit. They came upon the engine addenly, as it had been hidden by a larp curve, and there was no possile chance of avoiding trouble. The egro driver turned as quickly as he 1 auld, preventing by a narrow margin head-on collision, threw his car into s le ditch, and smashed the rear heel. The car turned turtle and I * ... I. i.. .. k..t f Vi.. .1 iir". /lif/.ki at Vi a I * U1IIIIIK U U l UlC v? w ^ UIVVII ?c IIIWW j oint saved their lives. All of the len, including the driver, were firmpinned under the car. The crew of the thresher rendered f rompt assistance. One of the menders of the party said that his head i.1 as caught beneath the edge of the J out seat and that he does not elieve that he could have lived five q dilutes longer. The car was quickly 5 I'ted from the prostrated men and hysicians were soon on the scene. According to the negro chauffeur, le trouble was due to a defective rake. He said that a bolt was lost ut somewhere between Lexington r id Salisbury and that he had been 8 liable to hold the car on the steep v rades, but had been lucky. When e reached here he suggested that the \ rake be fixed, but he was instructed a ? "go ahead and take a chance." He g eclared that he did not intend to run ? fast, Hut simply could not help it p i the down grade, as there was 110 a ay of holding back. j The car was badly damaged. A rear heel was smashed completely and ie steering gear, windshield and 11 out seat were completely wrecked. a he car was brought back to the city " to this evening. At latest reports every member of A ie party is resting well.?Charlotte J hserver. o LOCAL AFFAIRS, . 5 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. d. J. Conner?Offers one share of Yorkville Creamery Association , for sale. Marie Carroll Glenn?Requests per- | sons indebted to estate of H. C. Glenn, deceased, to make payment | and also requests the presentment of claims against said estate. J. L. Williams & Co.?Quote low prices on various goods during a July clearance sale. Discounts of | one-third to one-half on boys' suits. Kiddle Auto Co.?Can furnish gasoline in fifty gallon iron tanks at the right price. rhomson Co.?On page 3 makes an- i nouncement of a thirteen days' ; clearance sale. Discounts range from 20 to 50 per cent. Special bargains In every department. The sale begins tomorrow. Yorkville Hardware Co.?Wants you j to see it for hammocks. Prices ( from $1 to $5 each. National Union Bank, Rock Hill? Emphasizes what it has to offer 1 you as a secure depository for your ' funds and Invites your business. 1 I. Q. Wray, The Leader?Quotes low 1 prices on all kinds of dry goods, clothing, notions, etc. He wants , you to see what he has to offer. First National Bank. Yorkville?Reminds you of lost opportunities you could have made use of had you had a savings account. A dollar will start you. Klrkpatrlck-Belk Co.?Tells about , the first day of its special sale, and makes special announcement of ! minute sales for Saturday, Mon- , day and Tuesday. See Tuesday's | Enquirer for special announcement. . Loan and Savings Bank?Points out the advantages of having your money In the bank. It Is protected from loss by burglars, fire and im- 1 pecunious friends. i It is plenty hot enough to go to , Piedmont. i ne spirit or me snaron people in he school building matter is most mmmendahle, and we predict that :hey will find it the best investment :hat they have ever made. The outlook is that the summer term )f the court of general sessions, which convenes next Monday, will be unusuilly short. To clear the Jail, there is lardly enough work to consume a day. PRISONERS IN JAIL. The following prisoners are in Jail iwaiting trial at the term of the court of general sessions, which convenes lext Monday, on the charges named: Ed White, assault and battery with ntent to kill. Hattie Tate, Infanticide. Lula Sheppard, infanticide. Tom Wells, housebreaking and lar- , :eny. Sam Sibley, larceny. COUNTY ROAD TAX. Including the 2 mill tax and the ] :ommutation tax, the time for the col- ' ection of which the latter expired July : I, the road fund of the various town- : ihips for the year foots up as follows: 1 rownship. 2 Mill Levy. Com. Tax. J 3ethel 761.68 1,035.00 Bethesda 1,133.07 l.izb.oo 3road River 836.90 1,023.00 ; Bullock's Creek 833.63 1,293.00 Catawba 4,738.26 1,854.00 Sbenezer 2,092.96 1,452.00 ' J'ort Mill 1,189.90 762.00 < king's Mountain ...1,502.30 1,698.00 ! fork 2,270.62 1,494.00 Total 15,359.39 11,836.00 BASEBALL. There were two interesting games >f baseball on the Yorkville Graded ichool grounds on the Fourth of July jetween Fort Mill and Yorkville, one n the morning and the other In the ifternoon. In the morning game Fort Mill had l walkover, the score being 14 to 7, md in the afternoon the fortunes of he day were reversed, Yorkville winling by a score of 14 to 4. The morning game was lost by forkville largely because of errors, ind except tor more errors, it Is doubt'ui as to whether Fort Mill would have )een allowed to score in the afternoon. The fact is that the Fort Mill team lutplayed the Yorkville team v >adly In the morning and that the diference in the afternoon was even rreater. There was quite a good sized audience out to see the afternoon game, nore than in the morning, and most >f the Yorkville sports who bet, were jetting on Fort Mill. There was a game on the leal grounds yesterday afternoon beiw -en Carhartt team of Rock Hill and the Forkviile team. There was some ineresting playing, the teams being jretty evenly matched, except that It ippeared that Yorkville was stronger n the pitcher's box, and weaker in the leld, and Carhartt was stronger in the leld and weaker in the pitcher's box. rhe result was 10 to 4 in favor of rorkville. COTTON PLATFORM. At its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday the county board of comnissioners executed and delivered the >onds recently sold to refund the maured bonds issued by Catawba and Sbenezer townships In aid of the Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago ailroad. Another matter of importance was he passage of a resolution providing or the establishment of a cotton plat orm in Yorkville, and the election of i weigher to have charge of the same. Mr. J. E. Burns was elected weigher. A numerously signed petition was lubmitted against the establishment of he public weighing system; but the >oard of commissioners took thi ;Osiion that they had no discretion in the natter. The statute provides that the lystem shall be established on the peition of fifty cotton producers residing cithin five miles of the town, and that vas final. The law is not clear on the question is to who shall provide a lot for which otton may be weighed, but the unlerstanding is that the C. &. N.-W. 'allway people have tendered the free ise of grounds along the right of way, ind this question is not expected to five trouble. The cotton weigher will probably lave to furnish his own weighing ap?aratus, which must be tested every hirty days to square with the standird of weights, which the law says g nust be kept in the office of the clerk g if the court. t ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Mabel Berry of Yorkville . isited relatives in Shelby this week. Master William Darby Glenn of ^ forkville is visiting in Bowling Green, i Mr. Howard Duff of Charlotte spent j everal days this week in Yorkville. \ Mrs. J. P. Crawford and children of e Cashvllle, Tenn., are in Yorkville, vis- e ting Mrs. E. A. Crawford. i Miss Miriam Hartley of Batesburg, -| s the guest of her cousin. Miss Mary ienley Willis, in Yorkville, , Miss Wilma O'Farrell of Atlanta, Ga., 0 3 visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. a ohn N. O'Farrell, in Yorkville. r Mr. W. O. Smith of Washington. D. u is visiting Mrs. R. C. Allein and | ,lrs. O. E. Wilkins in Yorkville. s Miss Mary Henley Willis, has re- 1 urned to her home in Yorkville, after 11 pending several days in Rock Hill. e Miss Belle McCaw and Master Hen- C y McCaw of New Orleans, are the uests of Mrs. J. K. Alston in York- t. ille. j Rev. E. E. Gillespie left Yorkville ^ Vednesday for Gulf, N. C., and will be t .way until the second Sunday in Au- ! ust. a Mr. E. F. Castles of Gaffney, and Mr. '' I. J. Castles of Smyrna, are spending ' few days at Filbert, the guest of Mr. " H. Castles. Miss Rosa Steele returned to her e lome in Yorkville last Saturday after visit of several weeks to relatives ear Greenwood. V Mrs. Tom Dunlap and daughter, liss Lottie of Yorkville No. 3, spent f< illy 4 at Filbert, visiting the family b f Mr L. H. Castles. s Misses Agnes Moore and Bessie Ma- m ton, who have been spending some- a :ime in Charleston, have returned to ol :heir home in Yorkville. ir Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stroup, who were married in Spartanburg, Wednesday. , tune 28, and who have since been on a tl bridal tour, have returned to Yorkville, w ind are at the home of Mr. Stroup's ^ parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stroup. 'c _ w tl WITHIN THE TOWN. tl ? folks who desire to buy the very " best of dry goods and notions at very p low prices, are reminded of the fact ^ that now is their opportunity. ? ? The mosquitoes have begun to sing y and bite a little. There are not many b< yet; but there is evidence that ail lit tnese insects are not dead. il ? There are very few people In Yorkville who can say that they have ever [J done as much for the town as the town has done for them. We do not know F of any. ? A petition is in circulation among: C the freeholders calling for an election c on the question of issuing $4,000 of ad- n ditional bonds for the purpose of ex- ii tending the water mains. t( ? The children of the Church Home Orphanage, 86 In number, were treat- r ed to a picnic at Sutton's Spring last j Tuesday and had a most enjoyable a day. The children were taken to and Q from the picnic ground in automo- p biles. ? Local negroes are soliciting sub- a scriptions to a fund to be used for the a purpose of giving a big dinner in York- c ville In about two weeks to ex-slaves, I who live In York county. There have s been quite a number of subscriptions ii to the fund; but the subscriptions are p quite small. Ii ? There was a meeting of the stock- ? holders of the Yorkville Creamery as- f sociation yesterday for the purpose of , considering the question of increasing ? the capital stock, but because of the ? fact that the necessary two-thirds of ? the capital stock was not represented " in person or by proxy, the meeting ? took a recess for a week, when an- . other meeting will be held. ? Practically all places of business g in Yorkvllle were closed on July 4, In v accordance with custom. Some of the p people went away to GafTney and other v towns; but many remained at home, n The principal attraction so far as the w whites were concerned were two games tl of baseball between Fort Mill and tl Yorkvllle, one in the morning and the o other in the afternoon. The colored ti people had a big picnic, baseball and e a good time generally. The day pass- a ed off quietly without unnecessary dis- li order. a g ? The following girls from different parts of the county presented them- F selves at the graded school auditorium . today to stand the examination held under the supervision of Messrs. J. W. Quinn and J. H. Witherspoon, some o competing for a scholarship at Winthrop and others merely trying for en- h trance at that institution: Annie Marie . Moore, Violet Anderson, Sue Hafner, ' Stuart Vermel Curry, Alice Inez Gar- . rison, Mary Leslie, Maggie Smith, Elliotte Quinn. Mary Black, Nellie Shll- . linglaw, Elizabeth Locke, De Ette '' Boyd, Sara Moore, Kathryn Rabb, ? Annie Rabb, Bertha Connolly, Esther J; McMurray, Mary Connolly, Lessie If Epps, Olie Byers, Annie Clinton, Ag- j: nes Hunter, Myrtle Smith, Pearl Sher- ; sr, Maude Love, Ruth Ferguson, Grace J. Tompkins, Kathleen Blankenshlp, Jen- * nv Smith, Willie Adams, Ola Crowder. ? Mary Roddey. Frances R. Ashe, Cora Westbrook, Harriet McLean. Isabel Strait, Sophia Black. Rosa Jackson, 3rare Flack, Jo Saye Byers. The only candidate for the scholarship offered by Charleston college is Master Arthur A Neely of Yorkville. CONDITION OF THE CROPS. a It is a pretty difficult matter to get F in accurate and comprehensive idea ci ">f the condition of the crops through- I3 >ut an area as large as York, without B making a complete canvass of the ter- li ritory In question. The Enquirer has from time to time been making inquiry tl 3f people from various parts of the n :ounty, and publishing their views of t< the situation as they saw it, but this ci tias hardly been as satisfactory as will he the following gathered from Mr. a John R, Blair, agent of the Co-opera- C tive Demonstration work. fi "During the past two weeks," said Mr. Blair yesterday, "I have been over a considerable portion of the county, li and that being my special business I li have made as careful and thorough an b Inspection of crop and dought condi- II tions, as my ability and experience p would permit. c "I find the cotton crop very spotted, ci Irregular both as to size and stands, c In sandy lands, such as are found p around Clover, Filbert and Fort Mill, p fhe prospects seems very good. In d fact, one man near Clover told me that d he has the most promising cotton crop n he has had in ten years. On red e lands, where stands were secured ear- p ly cotton is looking fairly well; but the fi red fields in which the planting was ?arly enough for good stands are few p and far between. Many of the red t< fields look almost as bare as the big ii road. h "Where cotton has attained the ci height of from 10 to 12 inches and is t3 still suffering for rain, it is beginning o; to fire, it is blooming from the ground tl up, and that is not an encouraging tl prospect. Premature bloomin^ means ir arrested growth, and If the rains com- tl mence a little later, the plant tries p to take a new start, and throws off d the blooms that have already been g :aken on. Some people say that under tl favorable conditions cotton will make tl lalf a crop and others say three'ourths; but basing the conclusion on tl aast observation and experience, I c< will say that whether conditions are bi favorable or unfavorable, it is unsafe si to attempt any predictions. There is w 10 sure way of telling until after the Ji Top has been picked, ginned and sold. If ' liooa SiailUM OI corn jji cvo.ii hi cv- II ?ry section of the county, but I have g jeen very little corn that looks really ic food. It is generally quite small; but g hen it is a fact that men of experience d< ivill tell you that they have seen a lot ai jf very fine corn on stalks that are hi luite small. To my mind, most of the ai >ld corn is In pretty serious straits, ai !t is tasselling out, and if corn ever fr teeds rain badly it needs it at tassel- a| ing times. But should rain come ri vithln the next few days, the situation tc s still hopeful. The fertilizer Is still tl n the ground ready to be available it earing time, and the stalks will de- lo ,'elop sufficiently to support such ears is may be put on. Unless the rain ni onies pretty soon now, old corn will o) >e a failure. si "The Corn Club boys have run upon jn liscouraging lines. They have put orth every effort to do their own part C( iplendidlv; but for lack of the neces- y< lary rain it looks like most of their ' fforts have gone for nothing." B N LOCAL LACONICS. [J Richardson-Dunlap. Mr. T. C. Dunlap of Yorkville, and J5' diss Sophia Elizabeth Richardson of . ' Jumter, were married in the First 3resbyterian church of Sumter, last . Wednesday evening at 7.30. The cer mon.v was witnessed by a large gath- . ring of friends of the young people, . ncluding a number from Yorkville. . rhe Clover Creaming Station. B A number of people gathered at re 'lover last Tuesday on account of the ^,r ipening of the creaming station there (-1 ml Iiroucht in all aliout 100 uounds of nilk. Mr. Bun Brydges made a talk "c m the subject of milk and the op- fv (ortunities offered by the creamery 81 ystem. One milk route has been es- n< ablished and it is the plan of the J.'1 nanagement to estaldish several othrs. 31 gr Jase of J. Luther Ashe. re The supreme court has affirmed the at ourt below in the case of J. Luther .vc ishe, convicted in the sessions court of >>i fork county of misappropriating cer- ar aiu notes belonging to the Planters' cm fertilizer and Phosphaje company and .mounting to $573. The appeal was if ased on the allegation that the in- er iictment was faulty in that it failed to >'" lescribe the notes that were claimed of o have been misappropriated. The ne entence imposed by the court of gen- H) ral sessions was six months in the ni ounty jail. hi Vanted Emergency License. sv, Hon. L. R. Williams, probate judge ch or York county has the distinction of is eing the first probate judee in the ch tate to turn down an application for a on larriage license. The applicant was deaf mute who came into the probate fflce shortly after the new law went s ito effect; but it was not on account ] f the man's physical infirmity that | ie application was refused. When le man made known what he anted by writing his desire on pad, Judge Williams began to >ok to his blanks to give the fellow 'hat he wanted. The judge is one of ie kindest hearted and most sympaletic men in the world, and he would ot think of standing in the way of kvo people seeking marital happiness, tut when the judge asked for the ame of the woman the applicant injrmed him that he had not found her et; that he wanted the license to erve as a permit for himself with the lea 01 ninng in wie uuier iituuo wncn t should be determined upon. But he judge would not enter into the lan, and the deaf mute went away isappointed. lock Hill Franchise Matter. Rock Hill special of July 6 to the lharlotte Observer: The city counil held an adjourned meeting last ight and adopted a resolution callug for a special election on August 1 0 vote on the question of giving a 0-year franchise to the Carolina Taction company to build an electric ailway in Rock Hill. Mayor John T. toddey did not attend the meeting, nd he is up in arms against the propsition. Mayor Roddey publicly st&td today that he would refuse to sign he resolution calling for the election nd do everything in his power to try nd defeat the proposition. He is in ommunication with Judge J. E. Mc)onald of Winnsboro, and will posibly retain that attorney to aid him n his fight. It developed at the meetrig last night that a party in the city 1 ready to give a cash consideration or this franchise. The offer of the ash was sent in a sealed envelope to he council meeting last night adressed to Mayor Roddey and in his bsence of course was not opened, ilderman Parker suggested in the leeting last night that the council go n record as favoring putting this ranchise up to the highest bidder, if is offer was accompanied by a certied check of not less than $10,000 to uarantee the carrying out of the proislons of the franchise, and it is exected that something along this line >*111 develop. It was stated In last ight's meeting that the promoters rould begin work thirty days after iic uaiitiiinc nttn vuicu uieiu tiiiu hat they would complete and have In peratlon two and a half miles of rack within the city limits inside of Ight months, the line to run from bove Wlnthrop college down Oakmd avenue, along Railroad avenue nd by the passenger depot of the louthern. and through Main street nd out East Main to the Highland >ark mill. There Is evidently going o be some opposition put by those fho ore opposed to long-term franhlses without any remuneration, also ppo&Uioa on account of the requirement ot building of only two and onealf miles in the city which will be aken up by a line right through the enter of the city from Wlnthrop col?ge to the Highland Park mill, as ome argue that it is only a motive of be Southern Power company Intersts to get a car line through the eart of the city from Charlotte to ireat Falls and that they will not ave to build another mile In the city uring the balance of their forty-eight ears of life of their franchise unless bey see fit to do so of their own acord. The outcome will be watched rlth great Interest. FELDER ON BLEASE. tlanta Attorney Makes Fourth of July Speech at Dublin, Ga. Dublin, Ga., July 5.?The barbecue nd good roads rally held here on the 'ourth, was a big success. A large rowd was present, and all thoroughr enjoyed the address of Hon. Thos. I. Felder of Atlanta, a former Dubnite. Mr. Felder was greeted enthusias- ( leally by the large crowd. Quite a , umber from a distance came in auimobiles to be present at the barbeue, Macon sending a good delegation. The barbecue was held under the uspices of the Dublin Chamber of lommerce, and was the first public unction by that body. Col. Felder spoke in part as follows: "I >im unable to restrain a natural npulse to refer to an episode in my fe of recent occurrence, which has rought me into unpleasant notoriety. i 111 uuiug so i ireiicn upon me prorietles of the occasion, I plead in exuse and extenuation the fact that I rave above all things the continued onfldenee and friendship of the peole of Laurens county. It is not my urpose to tax audiences with the full etails of this episode, but I merely esire to briefly advert to it that you lay understand that I shall In the nd receive from you the welcome laudit, 'well done, thou good and aithful servant.' "About four years ago I was emloyed by the state of South Carolina > assist her splendid attorney general 1 the Herculean task of cleaning out er Augean stables of their filth and 1 urruption, I feel that I can in modest say that the task was not only honrably and creditably performed, but le services met with the approval of ie best people of that state, resulting i the restitution to the treasury of lat graft-soaked and graft-ridden eople of, approximately, half million ollars, and in the indictment by the rand Juries of the several counties lereof of more than a score of the lieves and plunderers. "In the last gubernatorial election 1 ie criminal element of that state suc?eded in electing one of their num- : er to the governorship. I am in pos?ssion of evidence, written and oral, < hich in my judgment, would not only < istify, but demand his impeachment. ' I could read in this presence the undreds of letters from the good but ! raft-ridden people of that once glor- i >us commonwealth in which their ] reatest acknowledgments are ten- ; ered and their prayerful God-speeds I re wished me in the great work at I and in ridding them of this moral < nd political leper, his confederates i nd allies, I am sure I would receive i om this audience such shouts of an- 1 pproval as would make the welkin i ng. I will detain you long enough l > read you extracts from but a few of . iese letters." \ Colonel Felder then read the fol- ] wing extracts from letters: < "The offense which you have com- i iltted, which is grievous in the sight t ' our present governor, is the great | lccess you have attained in expos- i itr him nnH hia frlpnris In primp." 9 "Have read with interest the pro- | >edlngs in the controversy between ) >urself and our vagabond governor ' * * I want to say with Hub Evans, i lease and Fred Dominick right in j ewberry, and in control of things < lere they could convict most anybody ley wanted to by packing a Jury and ie plunder bund of South Carolina, , lowing that you are the man will go i any extent in perjury and forgery J i convict you, and Blease Is making 1 ery effort to discredit you in this 1 ate and thus attempt to weaken the ' idenee you produce against him by 4 ?claring upon the ignorant rabble c tat he had you prosecuted for at- ( mpted bribers' * * * Governor 1 rown's refusal to honor Blease's c quisition is heartily approved by ev- 1 y decent law-abiding citizen of South r arolina." 1 "Permit me to say that while I do 8 >t approve of all you have said and 1 >ne in this matter, yet it is impos- ^ hie to escape the conviction that you t iw hold in your hands very largely i ie fate of South Carolina for the next 2 w years at least. It is to be pre- a une-d that you fully appreciate the t avity of the responsibility, which by ? ason of circumstances rests upon you ' this time. There may not be with ( ni the motive to act that would t i>ve a citizen of this state, but many 1 e honing that you will justify the r mfidence placed in you by our people, t "In conclusion permit me to say that r the reprobate who occupies the gov- o nor's chair can lie induced to accept g iur challenge (which the good people n South Carolina feel sure you will t ver be able to do), to sue you for v ?el, it will give me pleasure to fur- n sh you a list of r>00 of the most prom- t lit citizens residing in every portion r South Carolina who will cheerfully t ear that they know the general t aracter of Blease, that his character p bad and from a knowledge of his 2 aracter they would not believe him t oath." g SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? Spartanburg, July 5: As the result of widespread destruction of the pine trees In this section of the country, it is announced here tonight that the government will establish a forest Insect field station In this county. A. D. Hopkins, In charge of the forestry insect investigation, will arrive here tomorrow morning and take up the fight against the pine beetle, which is believed to be responsible for the destruction. ? Columbia special of July 6, to the , , ? Greenwood Journal: In a speech d livered yesterday at Summerland Springs, Lexington county, John Swearingen, state superintendent of education, declared that he was not a candidate for governor and did not expect to run for that office. He discussed the text book adoption also. Congressman Byrnes delivered an address. About one thousand persons were present from Lexington and Saluda counties. ? Newberry special of July 4 to the Charlotte Observer: Magistrate William M. Dorroh of No. 6 township, this county, has made a fine record in the enforcement of the concealed weapons law since he has been in office. Thirty-eight Is the number of pistols he has taken from negroes in sixty days. This Is a large number of pistols secured at a good rate per day, but even at this rate it would take Magistrate Dorroh a considerable time to disarm all the negroes in No. 6. He Is being generally commended for his efforts along the line of the enforcement of this law. ? Columbia State: The supreme court In a decision given by Chief Justice Jones affirmed the verdict of the Sumter county court in the case of the State against Robert M. Barwiek, who was convicted of manslaughter with recommendation of the mercy of the court. Robt. M. Barwiek who was employed as a policeman of the town of Pinewood, in Clarendon county, in 1908, was opening the way through a crowd for passengers upon the arrival of a train from Sumter. Thomas Singleton, according to Barwick's version, declared in strong language that he would not stand back for any man. Barwiek tried to arrest Singleton who broke loose and ran. Barwiek shot at him and killed Sam Bracey, a bystander. There was some question raised as to whether Bracey was killed by Singleton or Barwiek. No official record is given as to the length of the sentence of Barwiek. ? Columbia, July 4: For the first half of the year 1911 the secretary of state's office has taken in fees far in excess of the fees for the whole of the year 1910 thus indicating that the amount of capitalization invested in enterprises in South Carolina for the six months of 1911 is greater than the total amount invested in the year 1910. Not only were the fees in excess through June 30, but through Moi; 91 #/>?. 1911, the fees received by the secretary of state exceeded the aggregate fees for 1910 by a small amount. For the year 1910 the fees at the office amounted to $23,122.32. For the five months of 1911 ending May 31st the fees were $26,256.37. For the month of June, 1911, the fees were $2,367.66. This year's business has been helped a few thousand dollars by the notaries public fees. The actual amount of capital Invested In new enterprises for the year 1911 Is not yet available for publication as the books have not yet been gone over to get the figures. ? Lancaster, July 6: The 26-year term bonds issued by Gill Creek, Cane Creek and Pleasant Hill townships In Lancaster county, in aid of the rfd Three C's railroad, now owned and operated by the Southern,.will mature July 1 of next year, for the payment or refunding of which provision will have to be made. The amount Issued by each of the three townships Is: Gill's Creek, $39,000; Cane Creek, $19,000; Pleasant Hill, $19,000; total $77,000. The townships will have paid altogether In principal and Interest when the final payment shall be made next year, the sum of $221,760. The bonds, which are of the denomination of $100 each were issued July 1, 1887. and bear 7 per cent Interest, payable annually, the principal maturing July 1, 1912. The bonds bear the signatures of the then board of county commissioners, A. H. Perkins, F. B. Mobley and H. N. Clvburn. and also of the board's clerk, Ira B. Jones. Two members of the board, A. H. Perkins and F. B. Mobley, are dead, and the clerk, Ira B. Jones, Is now chief justice of the supreme court of South Carolina. ? Florence special of July 5 to the Columbia State: The Rural Letter Carriers' association came to a close with a business session in the court room of the government building here last night. The session lasted from 8.30 to 12 o'clock. The business consisted of reports of committees and the election of state officers and delegates to the national convention, which meets next In Milwaukee, Wis. The resolution committee made their report, extending thanks to the local carriers and to the citizens of Florence for their hospitality, and this report was amended by a resolution favoring the parcels post, which was adopted by a small majority. It was apparent that a good many of the carriers do not favor the parcels post system which has been urged by the department for some time. Thomas E. Wicker asked to be relieved of the presidency of the association at this lime, saying that retiring from the presidency did not mean that he was to retire from the association, but he would ever continue to be one of Its loyal members. The election resulted In the choice of E. W. Comer of Rock Hill as president Mr. Comer has been vice president for the past year. P. M. Huff was elected vice president and Paul K. Crosby was reelected secretary and treasurer. The old executive committee composed of D. C. Clarke, D. R. Fletcher and S. A. Burch, was re-elected. Arthur W. Hill of Greenville was elected delesate to the national convention with D. C. Hayden of Orangeburg, alternate. The cities of Chester. Colum aia and Orangeburg put in bids for the next association. The invitations lame from the Chambers of Commerce of the two former towns and through Carrier Hayled for Orangeburg but the carriers appeared to be anxious to go to Chester, and after a few speeches were made on the subleft, the vote was taken and Chester ivas chosen. President Wicker made bis report before the convention Tuesla.v afternoon. The convention last light adopted a motion providing for he appointment of a committee to ?et up a set of resolutions on good roads, and send it to each carrier, rhe carrier is expected to get his pa:rons to sign a petition indorsli.; the ?ood roads plan of the committee, rhese petitions are to be sent to the egislature for consideration. This )lan was considered the most practical. ? Tannersville, New York, July 3: ro buy one hundred thousand acres >f land annually in Palestine in order o establish colonies of Jews was the principal proposition of a practical tature placed before the fourteenth tnnual convention of the Federation >f American Zionists at its session tolay. This proposition was made by he National Fund commission. The jommission reported that in addition o the thirty-eight agricultural coloiles established in Palestine through he efforts of Zionists, a residential luburb for Artisans had been estabished close to the Port of Jaffa. It vas recognized in the debate today hat the policy of the Young Turk rarty, aiming towards the nationali:ation of the entire Turkish empire ind opposition by the autonomy of he various nationalities within the >mpire was bound to delay the realzation of the Zionists purpose to secure a home for the Jews in Palesine and that the movement would lave a better Immediate prospect for egaining the Jewish national soil if he opposition should triumph. A eason was adoption calling upn the international Zionist congress to maintain an attitude of strict leutrality towards the Turkish poliical parties. In his report to the conention Prof. Israel Fredlander, chair- y nan of the executive committee, made his statement: "Those who are in a ositlon to compare Jewish condlions in other lands are convinced hat America offers exceptional oplortunltles for the development of lionism. In no other country are here so many Jews who combine the enuine Jewishness and the Intense __