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? The enormity and horror of tne famine situation confronting China caused by the Yang-Tse Kiang river flood, was officially reported to the state department last Wednesday by American Consul General Wilder, at Shanghai, and the question of tendering Red Cross aid is under consideration. The entire territory between ,T 1 ?- OUo ? nVin i o rlicfonno nf flail KU W U11II nnnilgiiai, a. uiokw.vv about six hundred miles, has been overrtowed. Cities and towns are under water, many dwellings being entirely submerged. Conditions among the people are distressing and a famine threatens them. Unless the tide of the Yang-Tse soon subsides it is believed that conditions will become far worse. ? The tenth Infantry, now at San Antonio, Texas, which will form the nucleus of the peimanent garrison to be established on the Panama Canal Zone, will sail from Galveston September 14 on army transports for Colon. The regiment was selected because it Is one of the few organizations recruited up to full regimental strength and thoroughly drilled and trained at San Antonio during the manoeuvres. The regiment will be followed by others in a few months. Great economy has been effected by the adoption of the buildings now nsod bv the Isthmian canal workers to shelter the troops, and It ts claimed that at a cost of $65,000 the army will be in possession of a post on the Isthmus that would otherwise cost $1,500,000. ? Berlin. September 6: Foreign Minister Von Kiderlen-Weachter's statement in the conversations of Monday with Representative Bartholdt and C. B. Wolffram, the special ambassadors of President Taft in the presentation of the Gen. Von Steuben monument, in which he said that the Moroccan problem was in a fair way of being settled without recourse to hostilities, is apparently true. That the negotiations now going on were largely a matter of bargaining is plainly re-echoed today in the inspired German newspapers. Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg, who has returned from Kiel, is said to have had a long talk with Emperor William. It is now stated that the foreign minister will deliver Germany's answer to Ambassador Cambon probably tomorrow. ? After being held in the Henrico county Jail here as witnesses for the commonwealth in the Henry Beattle case for more than a month, Paul Beattle and Beulah Binford were given their liberty yesterday by order of Judge Walter A. Watson of the Chesterfield county court. Paul Beattle went directly to his home and enjoyed his liberty immensely. He will later go to New York and go into vaudeville, having received many tempting offers during his incarceration. The "girl In the case" did not leave the jail until some time after Paul Beattie. She was in conference with agents of a New York film company and left about noon with them for the metropolis to pose ror moving picture productions. No demonstration whatever marked the liberation of the two witnesses. ? Montgomery, Ala., September 6: Mr. Kolb, commissioner of agriculture of Alabama, tonight announced the programme for the cotton growers' convention which will meet here next Tuesday morning and be in session three days. Several distinguished men will make addresses, among them United States Senators John Sharp Williams of Mississippi and E. D. Smith of South Carolina: William Hay, assistant secretary of agriculture; Dr. W. E. Hinds, state entomologist of Alabama; Harvie Jordan of Atlanta. C. S. Barrett, national president of the Farmers' Union; W. P. G. Harding of Birmingham: Gov. O'Neal of Alabama; A. G. Hudson, commissioner of agriculture of Georgia and Commissioner Kone of Texas. Commissioner Kolb stated that he expects 10,000 delegates. ? After a lapse of thirty-six years, Capt. Matthew Webb's feat of swimming the English Channel has been duplicated by William Burgess, a Yorkshireman. It was Burgess's sixteenth attempt, he having first essayed the task in 1904. Burgess started from South Foreland, Dover, at 11.15 o'clock Tuesday morning. He landed at Lechatelet, a little village, two miles east of Cape Gris Nez, at 9.50 o'clock this morning, accomplishing the passage in twenty-two hours and thirty-five minutes. A motor boat accompanied the swimmer, and it is estimated that Burgess owing to the side sea course he was compelled to take because of the tides, covered sixty miles. Twice he was attacked by sickness and several times was only held to his task by the strongest will power and the encouraging words of the men in the boat. Burgess return ea oy motor uuai to wa.i vytuncsuaj evening. ? Outlawed by the state and with a heavy reward hanging over his head Code Lane, the moonshiner charged with the shooting of Revenue Officer R. F. Henry, strode into North Wilkesboro, N. C., last Tuesday and surrendered to the county authorities. With him surrendered also Welborn Nance, who is alleged to be implicated in the shooting. The Federal officer was shot and seriously wounded two weeks ago in a raid by the officers on a coterie of moonshiners whom they surrounded in a desolate spot in the Brushy mountains. The mountaineers first shot down the horses the officers were riding and that not deterring the attacking party fired to kill, shooting Henry. Two of the officers returned to Wilkesboro for reinforcements and a surgeon and when the relief party returned they too were fired upon and a desperate battle ensued with no fatal results. The authorities outlawed Lane last Friday and officers had surrounded his supposed hiding place in the mountains for days but in some manner he eluded thern until he made up his mind to give himself up. ? As much of the wrecked battleship "Maine" as available funds will permit will be removed or prepared for removal from Havana harbor, and then the mammoth cofferdam, surrounding the ruins, will be refilled with water to await an additional appropriation by congress to finish the raising preparations. Congress failed to act on the president's request for an additional $250,000, and the money on hand will probably be expended in a month or two more. Because of the lack of funds even the funeral services over the recovered remains of the dead, and the erection in Arlington National cemetery of the mast of the ill-fated vessel as a monument to them must be postponed. The badly wrecked forward part of the vessel, or about two-thirds of it. will be cut down to the levels already reached ty pumpage. then taken out and dumped int> deep water outside Havana harbor. A small cofferdam will be built inside the main cofferdam to a depth of about forty feet around the forward part, in order to extricate the rest of it later. The one-third after-portion of the vessel, it is believed, can be flouted. ? The national convention of the Farmers' Union met in Shawnee, Oklahoma last Tuesday, and in response to the address of welcome. T. J. Brooks, president of the Tennessee Union, said that if the farmers of America do not co-operate in the conservation of their efforts, thirty or forty years from now will see them in the control of trusts. Senator Thus. P. Gore, said: "IT you farmers uo not co-operate you will be buried deeper in misery than ever. You must give more attention to business if you would be successful. Taking instructions from the average of thousands of telegrams received from farmers all over the country, a resolution was adopted declaring that cotton should not be sold for less than fourteen cents in September and October and that thereafter the price should be fifteen cents. The report on live stock says that 1,000,000 brood sows and 1,000,000 milk cows distributed among the farmers of the souih would easily add a dollar a bale to the value of the cotton crop. It is thought that resolutions will be adopted endorsing the parcels post system and also the Scott anti-gambling bill prohibiting the use of the mails for furthering contracts for future delivery of cotton where there is no actual intention of making such deliveries. $hr ^(orkrillf (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofflce In Yorkvllle as Mall Matter of the Second Class, j YORKVILLE, S. C.t FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 8.1911. The Wood row Wilson boom is outbooming all the booms, but in South Carolina the voters are not paying a great deal of attention and the attitude of the state in the national convention | will be determined as heretofore, by the two or three people who have the ears of the county conventions. Senator Joseph W. Bailey of Texas, has announced that it is his irrevocable determination to retire from the senate at the close of his present term. That a majority of the people of Texas will concur in the approval of a majority of the people of the United States, we have very little doubt. Mr. William Banks, for many years past connected with the Columbia State, on which paper he did most excellent work, is now editor of the Anderson Daily Mail. To follow Mr. Carpenter is an exceedingly trying and difficult thing; but then Mr. Banks is a thorough-going newspaper man, and we expect him to make good. It does look hard that unnaturalized foreigners should hold the balance of power in Charleston's municipal elections, and virtually make the choice of candidates offering to serve the city; but then is the balance of the state any better circumstanced, when all kinds of folks whether they be bona fide residents or not, are allowed to participate in the primaries? We have no idea that our Charleston friends will like the plain way we are talking about their politics. They think?that is our friends think?that the election of Mr. Grace will be such a horrible thing that they can think of nothing else. They are not in a humor to moralize over the truth, that "as ye sow, so also shall ye reap." The fact that except for the city's rotten politics, the state government would not be in ito nrpopnt aha nP rlnp.Q not OPPlir to them. But then our Charleston friends will have to look at facts as they are. If they get Mr. Grace for their mayor, they will have to admit that they have served themselves no worse than they have served other people. Yes, we are truly sorry for our Charleston friends; but sympathy will not help the situation a great deal. We thought the action of Governor Blease in revoking the commissions of those notaries who probated affidavits that were unpleasant to him was wrong and said so at the time. Our statement was that if the notaries had refused to probate those affidavits the commissions should have been revoked. Neither the law nor ordinary common sense holds a notary responsible for the contents of an affidavit he is called upon to probate. As to whether Notary John A. Norton made application for reinstatement, we do not know. The record does not show; but whether he did or not, Governor Blease did the right thing to reinstate him. When a man makes a blunder, the wisest and most sensible thing to do is to correct it. One great trouble with most men is that they Insist on standing by and Justifying the wrong thing they do. It requires more courage and manhood to rectify an error than it does to stand by It. There is a considerable little stir down in Chester over the recent arrest of the officers of the "Workingman's club," charging them with selling liquor, the arrest being followed by a i^ofro ininir Ardor frnm Tndira CI Q iro t r\ prevent further sales. In a card published in the papers, W. H. Newbold. one of the arrested officers makes the suggestion as to whether the vital question is more the alleged violation of the law than the personality of the individuals who are alleged to be violating the law. The inference of this is understood to be that the Chester club, which includes business and professional men of a different class, is being operated on practically the same principle as the Workingman's club, and if the officers of one are arrested why not the officers of the other. The proceedings against the Workingman's club have caused considerable feeling and Chester is very much stirred up over the whole matter. If it were true that prohibition sentiment were on the decline in South Carolina, it would be a bad thing for the state; but we do not believe it is true. We admit most freely that it is a difficult thing to elect a candidate on a prohibition platform; but it is not because of prohibition. It is more because Prohibitionists stand for principle and right rather than loaves and fishes of office. The Prohibitinists are not organized along the lines that have been followed by the opposing factions, and to organize them along such lines would l?e difficult. In the last campaign for instance, there were three distinct factions, the McLeodites, the Blcaseites and the Prohibitionists. The Bieaseites and tiie McLeodites occupied the same position on the liquor question; but with both the liquor question was of small consequence, compared with the main thing of getting control of the state government. The McLeodites for reasons that were good and sufficient to them preferred the election of Blease to the election of Featherstone. our own opinion is that their principal reason was their belief that later on they could wrest the government more easily from Blease than from Featherstone; that the election of Featherstone would make back numbers of them, and that they would have t<? reform themselves very considerably before they could hope to regain control. As to what the Featherstone people would have done had it been put lip to them to choose between Blease and McLeod, as it was put up to the McLeod people to choose between Blease and Featherstone, we do not know; but we believe that they would have been reluctant indeed to make a choice. The present cry of "anybody or anything to beat Blease' appears to emanate almost entirely from the McLeod element, and as we see It the Prohibitionists are not much concerned and need not be much concerned unless they can get up a good, strong candidate of their own to vote for. Even then their chances of success will be slim, for as | we see it, the 'wonder is not that | i FVatherstone was defeated last summer, hut that he got as many votes as he did. The Prohibitionists of South Carolina are easily the most law abiding element in the state and they have the loftiest and noblest ideals, but so long as they neglect to organize and concentrate their forces along the practical lines followed by their oppo nents, they cannot hope to win success at the polls. Politics In Charleston. They have made a fine mess of the political situation down in Charleston; and it would be good for the balance of the state, if it would stop and study conditions long enough to get a good, broad grasp of the facts. Of course, most people of average intelligence understand that politics is a pretty dirty business; but comparatively few of those on the outside have an adequate conception of just how dirty the business is. There is a lot of talk of "clean politics" in various quarters, but this is generally for the benefit of the people who do not know any better. Of course it is not to be denied that really clean politics do exist; but so exceed"o rn I ci tKlo onnH 11 Inrt tViQt t A at. tempt to point it out in any specific place would be a difficult task. Charleston has for many years carried the reputation of being the rottenest hole in the state politically, and while we would not undertake to claim that there is a political division of the state, municipal or otherwise, that has not witnessed specific instances of political rottenness that could compare with the worst specific instance that could be pointed out in Charleston, we are free to say that so far as our information goes on the question of quantity, Charleston heads the list. For years and years Charleston has been under the control of political rings, which have manipulated things in municipal, county and state elections as they saw proper. Generally it has been but little more trouble to get on a ticket in Charleston than elsewhere, and there has been no opposition to allowing any and every citizen who so desired to cast his ballot on election day. People who did not know any better were left to think that they were exercising the right to franchise as fully and as freely as could be desired; but what was done during the voting hours was of little consequence as compared with what followed when the ring masters got together to "count" the votes. The question as to who shall hold the various offices to be voted for is invariably decided long before the day of 'iloot i/-vr> n n/1 Via nnll' tVilncr t n 1 lO /I (t. cided after the close of the polls is how many votes are to he assigned to the various candidates. Even this has been approximately arrived at as soon as there is sufficient data upon which to make a fairly satisfactory estimate of the number of votes to be divided. In the case of state elections, it is not uncommon to apportion to the favorite candidates more votes than have actually been cast in the city. Just now there is on a bitter struggle between the Rhett and Grace factions for the control of the situation at the municipal election to be held on November 11, at which are to be chosen mayor, aldermen and school commissioners. The leading mayoralty candidates are T. T. Hyde Rhett having decided that he does not care to hold the office any longer, and John P. Grace heading his own faction, the crowd that has all along been opposed to Rhett. On both sides there are men who have heretofore harmoniously worked together in the manipulation of the ring, and who of course, know exactly how things are done, and this fact of course has intensified the present bitterness and excitement. Charleston's municipal election laws, made to fit "cities of 45,000 inhabitants on/1 oro /lifforpnt from thp laws applying to the balance of the state, and so are the Democratic party rules. The city Democracy has an arrangement under which candidates and commutes make up the club rolls with the names of all who are qualified to vote along with a great many who are not qualified, and hand the rolls in to the executive committee, which has the entire list published. The object of this is to facilitate the challenging of any and all who may be improperly enrolled. The club rolls this year included 9,210 names, and as it is a well known fact that there are hardly more than 6,000 white voters in the city, the people who were taking interest were not slow about getting busy. The executive committee had little difficulty in discovering some 750 names that were down two or three times so as to facilitate the voting in two or three wards, and up to September 1, the last day for the filing of protests had received challenges against a long list of unnaturalized folks and people who were dead, etc. There seems to be no question of the fact that most of the protests were filed by supporters of Major Hyde and it " !"> !? natiirnl inference that tile oeollle challenged were friends of Col. Grace. Col. Grace, it seems had also tiled some protests; but there appears to have been no question of the fact that he had a great deal more to lose than did Major Hyde, because more of the improperly enrolled people were folks who were expected to vote for him. Hut the big sensation came on Monday. The rules require that the revised rolls he turned over to the county auditor on September 6, and after that of course there can be no more purging. On Monday Col. Grace served on the executive committee an order signed by Judge Memminger, restraining the committee from any further revision o htmpitiif f??nr (Ihv.m after the service of the order. The order was signed on September 1; but as it was not served until September 4. its effect was to put a complete stop to the purging of the rolls, because they would pass out of the hands of the committee on September 6. There was a big indignation meeting in Hibernian hall on Monday night, at which speeches of denunciation and protest were made, and a committee was appointed to make proper return to Judge Memmiuger's order. of course from a partisan standpoint there is going to lie a whole lot of wild discussion of the whole matter; but as '4 we see it, people who stand only for the right, will find it difficult to take sides. Naturally each Individual will i give his sympathies to one side or tha other, and his disposition will be to up- ^ hold the side to which he has lent his sympathies; but a thing far more / important than the triumph of either side, is the triumph of right. Notwithstanding the rotten condition of Charleston politics, we are satisfied ( that there are enough honest, upright people in ine ciiy 10 upuuiu me ngni, ^ and to reform the city politics on a Just and honest basis, if they will. If the kind of people indicated will not step ? in and straighten out the tangle, then the city will continue to get what it deserves and to deserve what it gets. ? C MORE THAN A BILLION. Last Year's Cotton Crop Most Valuable * Ever Grown. "No American cotton crop ever grown has sold for as much as the * one just marketed, the total value including the seed, having been $1,030.000,000." This remarkable statement is con- J tained in the detailed statistics of last season's crop issued last Friday by Col. Henry G. Hester, secretary of the New Orleans cotton exchange. . I With 1.700,000 bales less than contained In the bumper crop of 190809, the crop just marketed netted the I south $254,000,000 more. The 13,51 1,000 bale crop of 1906-'07 brought $22,000,000 less than the past season's crop. I Asa whole the crop averaged within a shade of strict middling and the farmer was paid an average of 14.- 'V 60 cents per pound. The report continues: "In the United States the mills north and south have consumed I nearly as much as last year. In addition to which they have Imported the greatest quantity of foreign cotton C ever brought to this country In any one season. Thus far the use of foreign cotton in this country is trifling compared with the total consumption, I but Its Increase is significant. "A continued Interesting feature is the widening difference between the I quantity of American cotton consumed north and south, the excess of the latter having increased this season 103,000 bales. Concerning the north, a very heavy curtailment of production was quite general during the latter months of the season. "The complaint has been made that j, when cotton strengthened goods did not advance and when It weakened goods made a similar decline. 0 "The situation recently has improv- ^ ed and there is an underlying belief f that matters will readjust themselves * on a more satisfactory basis in the * near future." Secretary Hester puts the crop of li 191O-'l 1 at 12.210,000 bales, an in- s "cease over that of 1909-'10 of 1,510 427 and a decrease under that of 1908-'09 of 1.510,427 and a decrease s under that of 1907-'08 of 1,705,3S2. |] TV?/\ In/maoeo In Tnro a nVor Incf vo o r was In round figures 582,000 bales. e Tn the group of other gulf states, em- v bracing Louisiana. Mississippi, Ar- f kansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Okla- s homa, Utah, Kansas. Arizona. Cali- o fornia and New Mexico, the increase was 704.000, and in the group of Atlantic states, includinp North Carolina, South Carolina, Georpia, Florida Mabama. Kentucky and Virpinla it t was 224.000. Mr. Hester's report of the crop by r the different states is piven as follows in thousands of bales. ^ This year. Last year, i Alabama 1,208 1,078 Arkansas 846 718 . Florida 68 66 " Georpia 1,853 1,927 8 Louisiana 273 282 Oklahoma 924 566 P Mississippi 1.239 1.121 * N. Carolina 794 676 s S. Carolina 1,231 1,184 * Tennessee 424 396 u Texas 3,329 2,676 ? <? d Total crop 12,120 10,610 The home consumption of Ameri- h nan cotton of all kinds he puts at 4.- I 678,000 bales, apalnst 4,665,000 last h year. He puts the world's consump- q tion of American cotton at 12,034,- n 000 bales an Increase over last year of I 260,000 and a decrease under the year s before of 1,123,000. e In the south Mr. Hester makes the h consumption 22.313 over last year fl and 196,257 under the year before v last. c , E MERE-MENTION. f Emperor William of Germany on h Tuesday reviewed 140 German men- t of-war at Kiel. The fleet represented t a gross tonnage of 400,000, with a n personnel of 25,000 men Three boys were drowned in the Shenango river near Sharon, Pa., Monday by the capsizing of a boat The Portuguese government has 50,000 1 troops spread along the northern bor- t der of Portugal to put down an al- S leged uprising of the royalists b One man was killed and two serious- t ly injured at Charleston, W. Va., Ji Tuesday in an automobile wreck o caused by a bursting tire The Chinese government will probably ap- S peal to the world for assistance in tl succoring the innamtanis or rsagan Hwer province, where 100,000 were e drowned and all crops destroyed f< along the Yang Tse Kiang river a few days ago. . . .Three persons were c killed on the Soo line near Fremont, r Wis., Tuesday. 'I he railroad officials claim that the train was deliberately C wrecked United States Senator v Lorimer came near being the victim of an aeroplane accident at High t< Lake. HI.. Tuesday. The aviator lost a control of his machine which swoop- c ed down just over the heads of the fl spectators. The senator's straw hat v was wrecked... .John Henry Mooney, 8 a member of the New York city fire department, reached San Francisco ? Tuesday, having walked from New York in 79 days, beating Weston's 8 record of 106 days Miss Cath- c erine Van Wyck, 20 years old, was v shot to death at Quogue, L. I., Monday night by Wm. A. Childs, Jr., whom she had rejected. Childs committed suicide John J. Garland, son of a wealthy citizen of Minneap- 8 olis. Minn., was arrested at Findlay, O.. Tuesday, charged with numerous h burglaries. Garland was a "gentle- c man Raffles." A Chicago con- P cern on Tuesday agreed to pay $215.- 8 000 for the junk along the Panama v canal zone, the last tokens of the De Lesseps failure to dig the big ditch. E The junk includes French locomo- a tives, dump cars, sheet ijon, etc., and 1' originally represented an expenditure w of more than $100,000,000 There A have been more than 30.000 deaths h from cholera in Italy during the present year Two men and a child w died in New York Monday as the re- w suit of eating toad-stools for mush- d rooms.... Fire in the New York sub- c way Tuesday, caused by a short circuit of an electric current, created a S( panic and tied up traffic forty-five a minutes. There were no casualties. r . Thomas Miller, a milk wagon " driver, fell into a butter vat at Oma- ? ha. Neb., Monday and was drowned. vThe vat contained 1.000 gallons of n buttermilk Nine persons are believed to have lost their lives in a ho- Q tel fire at Juneau. Alaska, Monday 8 night. Four bodies were recovered and five other persons are missing. .. a Crops over a radius of twenty miles ^ in the Horse t'reen section or vvyom- " ing were destroyed by a hail storm e Monday. At the foot of Round Top mountain it is reported that the hall l' was twenty-five feet deep New sl York city detectives on Tuesday ar- e rested Giuseppe Ponstabile. an Italian " Rlack Hand suspect, and among other things found a bomb ready for ap- ' plying a match, on his person ? Mayor Carter H. Harrison of Chicago, I* has ordered a rigid investigation of the " police department of that city, on charges that the department was hand 11 in glove with the gamblers and the city ? was wide open The Birmingham, Ala., plant of the Armour Packing l' company, recently completed and sup- d posed to lie absolutely fireproof, was P destroyed by fire Wednesday with a '' loss of $lfi0,000 The prosecuting sl attorneys in the case of the Ohio leg- n islators charged with bribery, have given Seargent-at-arms Diegle to un- " derstand that unless he makes a con- ei fession of all he knows in regard to <> legislative bribery, that he need not f> expect any clemency. tl LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. ?uis Roth?Has seed oats, crimson clover, etc., for fall sowing, fork Drug Store?Is showing a full line of brushes for all purposes and wants you to see them, t. Meek Carnett and W. L. Williams? Announce to their friends that they have purchased the Interest of Dr. J. B. Bowen in the York Drug Store and solicit your patronage. J. W. Wallace?Wants you to list your real estate with him for sale. He sells Insurance and collects rents. \inimittpe?Invites the nubile to "Ye Old Time Fiddlers' Convention" at Sharon on September 22. Catlonal Union Bank, Rock Hill?Says its purpose is to handle its business in such a liberal and fair manner as to satisfy its patrons. 'arroll Furniture Co.?Invites you to see its new fall styles in house furnishings. Right qualities at right prices. Guns, sewing machines, etc. Clrkpatrick-Belk Co.?Says it is headquarters for school supplies, boys' school suits, and famous Godman school shoes, i'lrst National Bank, Yorkville?Urges you to limit your spending and deposit your savings with It against the time when you cannot earn. M. fitroup?Has a new line of suit cases, handbags and trunks and has marked them at prices to suit your nocketbook. x)an and Savings Bank. Yorkville? Presents its statement showing condition at close of business Sept. 1. lerndon & Gordon?Make a few remarks about monthly statements. They have heavy bagging and ties, and the best in groceries. 'ank of Clover?Publishes its statement of condition at the close of business September 1st. V "R furrnll Snccpata that vnn cpt busy on your fall plowing. See him for a turn plow and for Pittsburg wire fencing. ^rst National Bank, Sharon?Publishes Its statement of condition at the close of business September 1. )ld George, the Butcher?Says he sells tht best meats and sells them cheap. Prei h fish on Saturdays at 25 cents a buich. lank of Hickory Grove?Prints its statement of condition at the close of business September 1st. . W. Johnson?Has just received a large shinment of Red Band Brand candies and it sells at 10c a pound. The chaingang camp has been loated on the west side of the Lincoln oad. about three and one-half miles inrth of Yorkville, and will work out >oth ways from there. There are under consideration propsitfons for opening up and making tuhlic roads of the Limestone road rom the Charlotte road to Filhert and Iso the road from the Oulnn nlace on he King's Mountain road to Filbert. Mr. A. L. Black, supervisor of roads n York township, says he has ten plit log drags In the township. In the synopsis of Col. Coward's adIress published last Tuesday, the peaker was quoted as saying that durng the few years the radicals, scalawags and carpetbaggers were in powr, they increased the state deht, which was 56,000.000 at the close of the war o $7,000,000. The last named amount hould have been $26,000,000 or $27,00,000. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Business has been better this week han for several weeks past. ? The local merchants are now about eady for the fall trade. ? Estimates of the number of visitors a town last Monday ran as high as .500. ? There has been more home bulldog In Yorkville this year than for everal years past. ? The fire department looks like a retty useless expense at times; but till anybody can see that it paid handome dividends Wednesday night, when without it there would have been an gly fire that would have aggregated a ass of a good many thousands of ollars. ? The York Drug store has changed ands and the new owners are Mr. W. Williams and Dr. A. M. Barnett, who ave had charge of the business for uite a while. The trade by which the iew owners bought the business from )r. J. B. Bo wen of Charlotte, was conummated last Tuesday, and went into ("feet from September 1. Mr. Williams as been connected with the business Irst as a prescription clerk and afterward as manager, since Dr. Bowen beame the owner in April, 1903, and Dr. larnett for several years past. Both entlemen have established reputations or reliability and efficiency, and stand Igh in the confidence and esteem of he public. The business will be coninued as heretofore under the old ame, the "York Drug Store." CIRCUIT COURT. When The Enquirer went to press 'uesda.v, the court was engaged on he case of Etta C. Wallace vs. the iouthern Railway, a suit for damages ecause of the burning off of land of he plaintiff by the defendant. The ury found for the plaintiff In the sum f $100. In the case of Marshall vs. the Iouthern Railway, the verdict was for he plaintiff In the sum of $100. In the case of Cowan vs. the Southrn Railway company, the jury found or the plaintiff in the sum of $187. In the case of the Federal Discount ompany against McGlll, the court diected a verdict for the plaintiff. In the case of the Gregory-Hood !o., vs. Marshall, the court directed a erdict for the plaintiff. On the application of Dr. R. A. Braton, petitioner in re Bun Brydges, manger, the court consented to take harge of the affairs of the Bratton arm and to appoint a receiver, who .'ill be required to give bond in the um of $5,000. The court is now engaged in the case f C. L. Gwln vs. EX J. Wylie. At a conference of the bar yesterday, uffleient work was cut out to keep the ourt occupied until next Thursday, ,-hen there will be an adjournment. PICTURE SHOW BURNED OUT. Yorkvllle had a moving picture how fire last Wednesday night from he usual cause, the ignition of celjloid films, and although there ocurred an anxious few minutes in the retty well filled room, thanks to ood fortune and good sense, there ere no casualties worth mentioning. The "Amuse-u Theatre" in the W. I. Moore building, opposite the Loan nd Savings bank, and under the cenral office of the telephone company, as the scene of the occurrence. The muse-u auditorium occupied about alf of the lower floor of the buildlg. a space perhaps twenty feet ide and fifty feet long, and there rere fifty or sixty people, mostly laies and children, in it when the acident happened. Shortly after the showing of the econd picture on the bill, and while part of the audience was leaving the riom, having witnessed the compleon of the programme, flames were bserved In the elevated box from hich the pictures are projected, and lore or less excited exclamations rorn different quarters soon acuainted the entire audience with the ituation. For a few moments it lookd as if there was going to be a panic nd a stampede. This was followed, owever, by a sudden hush, and ithout a word being said the audinee began leaving the place through tie only means of exit, two narrow oors in front. Considering the whole ituation, the behavior of the audince was remarkable. Before half tie crow d had gotten out flames were oiling angrily from all the openings i the raised enclosure where the tire riginated, and to people in the back art of the house it began to look as ' their escape might be cut off. But liere was no screaming, no hysterics, olhing but a little undue crowding n the part of a few men who seemed j be growing panicky. Ladies and hildreu behaved splendidly, and so id most of the men, who held their laces until the room had been praccally emptied. Two or three men iistained slight bruises that were of o consequence. It was perhaps two minutes from le time the fire originated until the ntire audience was safe in the street n the outside and then for the first me the cry of fire was raised and le general alarm sounded. The pro gress of the blaze, however, was most rapid. Within two minutes after the building had been emptied, the flames which had already wrapped up the pine woodwork of the picture machine box, were spreading through the transom lights and ascending the front of the building on the outside. Awnings and window curtains of the telephone office overhead were licked up in short order, and it looked as if not only the entire building was doomed but that several others would probably be burned along wlith It. The fire department came in the scene In the nick of time, however, and In a very few moments had two strong streams of water playing on the source of the blaze. In much less time tnan the fire had been allowed to gather headway It was completely extinguished. The tire as stated had Its origin in the elevated box from which the pictures are projected on the screen In the rear of the room. It seems that Mr. John Dobson. who was operatlhg the machine, had found It necessary to renew a burned out carbon, and had thrown the old used piece of carbon on the floor, where It came In contact with a reel of celluloid films. Celluloid burns not like powder, but rather like turpentine or camphor and hence a blaze cannot be extlneu'shed. except probably by Immersion In water. Mr. Dobson got out of his dangerous predicament as quickly as he could, leaving behind his hat and coat which were burned. He escaped without injury, as did also his father. Mr. J. W. Dobson, who was keening door below. Work was suspended at the telephone central office overhead during the progress of the fire but was resumed a short time afterward. The damage was small. The heaviest loss on account of the Are was the moving picture machine and several reels of films, which are quite expensive. The nlate glass front of the building was wrecked and there was also some damage to the ceiling: but the understanding Is that most of the loss Is covered by insurance. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Anna Cherry Schorb of Yorkville. Is visiting in Charlotte. Mr. Willie Norrls of Yorkvllle, left his week for Davidson college. Miss Meta Faulconer of Washington, is spending sometime In Yorkvllle. Miss Ola Marlon Allison of Yorkvllle, left this week for Mary Baldwin Seminary. Staunton, Va. Miss Lizzie Blair of Blairsvllle. snent several days this week with her brother. Dr. M. W. White in Yorkvllle. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carroll and Master Neil, of Filbert No. 1, have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Good at Cherokee Falls. Miss Mabel Ashe, who has been spending the summer in Canada and Charleston, returned to her home In Yorkville, yesterday. Miss Annie Ashe of Yorkville, left this week to spend several days with friends In Greenville, before entering Chicora college. Mrs. W. B. McCaw and children. Miss Felle and Master Henry of New Orleans, are boarding with Miss Rosa Lindsay, in Yorkville. Mr. C. E. Spencer and family, who have been spending the summer at Plowing Rock. N. C., returned to their home in Yorkville, yesterday. Mrs. Thos. Caskey, Mrs. Henry Tenant and children, and Miss Agnes Tenant of the Pleasant Grove section of Chester county, are visiting Mrs. James Gordon on Yorkville No. G. Rev. T. P. Burgess, the new pastor of Allison Creek and Beth Shlloh churches, has moved his ramily from Edgefield to Yorkville, and Is occupying the Dr. J. B. Allison residence on West Liberty street. THE CREAMERY. Although aware of the fact that reports derogatory to the reputation of the Yorkville Creamery are in circulation, The Enquirer does not care to undertake to keep after such reports continually for such a task would not only be thankless but hopeless of results. As is very well known and understood by those who stand for and recognize the truth. The Enquirer has never been in the business of trying to deceive people about anything, and if we have any considerable number of enemies they are made up for the most part of the kind of people who do not know or care for a better way ot ill. _ t_ A tknn ktr gelling along III me wunu uian uy misrepresenting existing facts. Such people not infrequently find themselves in a position where they deem it expedient to attack statements in The Enquirer; but this occurs usually only when the statements are absolutely true, and when it is to the interest of such folks to have others believe differently. The Enquirer wishes very much for the success of the creamery. It does not think that there has been established in the town for years an Institution that promises more for the general welfare and upbuilding of the community. But nevertheless, should it appear that the only hope of the creamery, even for bridging over a critical period, lay in misrepresentation through this paper, the misrepresentation would not be tolerated?certainly not knowingly. That a little cloud gathered over the creamery a few months back is not to be denied. It was not denied at the time. The trouble came out of difference of opinion as to the wisdom of certain business policies that were being pursued, and while there was good foundation for this difference of opinion, there was a lot of loose talk for which there was no foundation. It was in a large measure the same old practice of stating as facts, things that existed only in the imagination. But the whole situation was thoroughly Investigated by the stockholders acting as such, the real troubles were located, and steps were taken to remedy them. One of the principal difficulties was that the quality of butter being turned out was not sufficiently high. Another was that the price being paid for butterfat was too high for the best price at which the finished product could be marketed. Another was that business was at too great an expense on account of milk routes. Another was that there was a larger payroll in the creamery' itself than was necessary, and the nxeu uimrgca ui uic ihoiuuuun Bv?vi ally were greater than was warranted by the amount of business done. But The Enquirer was not Informed of any dishonesty, and It has had no reason to believe or suspect that any existed. As the result of the investigations referred to there was a complete change in the conduct of the business, Mr. O. E. Wilkins taking entire charge of the business management and Mr. E. B. Clements, the butter-maker, undertaking the entire practical operation of the plant. Among the first measures instituted under the new management was the discontinuance of paid milk routes and the reduction of the price to be paid for butterfat to 20 cents a pound. It was recognized that 20 cents was too low for butterfat; but it was apparent that there was no injustice in the reduction for the reason that if too much had been paid before, the surplus had gone to the customers, and if 20 cents was too little, then the reduced price could only operate to return to the cooperative company that of which it had been deprived by mistake. It would still belong to the stockholders. There were fears at first that because of the discontinuance of the free milk routes and the reduction of the i price of butterfat, there would be a' falling off in the milk receipts. This happened to a certain extent; but not nearly to such an extent as many anticipated. Nearly all the customers who had been sending in their milk by the free routes made other arrangements. The exceptions included a few who thought 20 cents a pound for but lenai IUU nun-, co^n lauj c*.o pared with the 28 and 30 cents a pound they had been receiving. As things went along and the checks came in after the first month under the new arrangement, it developed that the cut in the price of butterfat was not as disastrous as was anticipated. The wholesale markets were down when the change was firsr made and as the summer advanced, the local markets for country butter declined. People who had thought the price of butterfat too low at 20 cents a pound, found that it was still more than they could get by churning their buttterfat into butter and selling it on the local markets, and most of them proceeded to do the thing that was wisest and most sensible. They went back to taking the milk to the creamery. The wholesale market has picked up considerably within the last two months, and the creamery has made wonderful strides toward getting out of the hole in which it was thought to be. The management is very much encouraged over the whole situation. It feels that within another month or two, it will be practicable to raise the price of butterfat considerably and that from then on the business will not only be smooth sailing; but an unusually good thing. Another matter of very considerable Importance in connection with this whole affair is the fact that through all the uncertainty and doubt that existed from the time the trouble commenced, a majority of the stockholders and customers have stood their ground most loyally. They have stuck by the management, and there Is every reason to believe that they are going to win out and win out big. LOCAL LACONICS. Bethel Presbytery. Bethel presbytery convened in Bullock's Creek church last Tuesday with a full representation In attendance. The opening sermon was preached by Rev. A. Walker White, retiring moderator, and the business which was confined to the usual routine, was transacted without unnecessary loss of time. Rev. Ti B. Craig was elected moderator, and Rev. F. W. Gregg, temporary clerk. But Yorkville's Was Given Away. Rock Hill, September 6: City council last night voted a franchise to the Rock Hill Telephone company to run twenty-five years. This company has for several years been trying to get a franchise, its old one having expired but there was until recently decided opposition to the giving away of franchises. The franchise in question will during Its life net the city of Rock Hill $12,750 in the way of special franchise tax and regular license tax. RICHMOND MURDER CASE. [Continued from First Page.] that too many people were present for any private conversation. The principal witness in refuting this was Henry B. Owen, a brother of the dead woman, who testified that Paul and Henry not only were alone in one portion of the veranda, but that he later observed them alone within the house. I nursaay 5 rroceramys. Chesterfield Court House, Va., Sept 7.?For five long hours In a hot and murky court room, Attorney Hill Carter with a plea of both pathos and argument sought the hearts of twelve jurymen In an effort to secure the acquittal of Henry Clay Beattle, Jr., Indicted for the murder of his wife on the lone Midlothian turnpike last July. At sunset Mr. Carter concluded and for tomorrow the great battle of the trial, the clash between Harry M. Smith, Jr., of the defense and L. O. Wendenburg of the commonwealth, close friends and notable lawyers, is scheduled, a verdict being expected some time during the night. From the depths of an argument in which he unsparingly denounced Paul Beattle, cousin of the accused, as a weakling and falsifier, Mr. Carter at times shouted to the jury as he leaned over the bar but when the day was drawing to a close his voice sank to a whisper of impassioned appeal. "If you gentlemen of the Jury," he said in measured tones, "can within the sanctity of your oath prevent the pressing of the poisoned chalice to the lips of the aged father, his heart already bleeding from the stab of the dagger which took away a life, if you can, I say, spare him the son whom he loved so dearly, I ask you within mercy to bring In a verdict of not guilty." The lean man of wrinkled brow and sunken cheeks who sat beside his accused son, dropped his eyes and raised his fan to conceal the trembling of his lips and the quick gulps of emotion that followed. Young Beattie stared hard at the jury, his face wax-like and still. For a moment all was silence in the court room. Finally Judge Watson looked at his watch, glanced through the windows at the long shadows on the ground and without further comment adjudged court adjourned until nine o'clock tomorrow when the final lap In the race for the life of Beattle will be run. The day began with the reading by luiiee Watson of the instructions to the jury. They were more vital than usual. Particular attention was drawn to the frailty of the alleged confession of Henry to Paul and the manner In which it came?In Jail from an incarcerated witness to the commonwealth's attorney. Other points In the story of Paul which related to the conversations of Paul or meeting of the two cousins alone unsupported by witnesses were held up as requiring a careful scrutiny. Twenty-one separate instructions were given the jury by Judge Watson. Eliminating the routine and customary ones as to what is murder, the degrees of murder, the presumption of innocence, the weight to be given, pro and con, to circumstantial evidence, and the necessity for the conclusive establishment of its case by the state, the court submitted a dozen paragraphs dealing with "reasonable doubt" all of which are condensed Into the twenty-first, and concluding and most definite instruction (as the lawyers phrase it) as follows: Upon the trial of the criminal case by a jury, the law contemplates the concurrence of twelve minds in the conclusion of guilt before a conviction can be had. Each individual juror must be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt of the defendant's guilt before he can, under his oath, consent to a verdict of guilty. Each juror should feel the responsibility resting upon him as a member of the jury and should realize that his own mind must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of the defendant's guilt before he can consent to a ver diet or guilty, mererore, 11 any individual member of the jury, after having duly considered all the evidence in the case and after consultation with his fellow jurors, should entertain such reasonable doubt of the defendant's guilt as is set forth in the other instructions in this case, it is his duty not to surrender his own convictions simply because the balance of the jury entertain different convictions. For a time today it seemed as If the entire plan of the trial would have to be rearranged when the statement came that a man who had been employed as a farm hand on the plantation of a farmer on the Midlothian turnpike had been an eye-witness to the crime and was prepared to come to Richmond to tell of seeing the crime. The prosecution, however, announced that it considered that its case had been so effectively presented that further testimony was unnecessary and that the new witness would not be called but that the case would proceed with the argument today as arranged. The story of the witness was given to the press. The writer, who until a few days after the murder of Mrs. Beattie, was a farm hand employed on a place near the scene of the crime, said that he actually saw young Beattie kill his .wife?saw him knock her from the automobile with the butt of a shotgun loml Hon aVinnt her nq Inv Inopn. sible on the ground. He wrote that Keattie threatened him when he found that he had witnessed the deed, and the following day gave him a suit of clothes and money with which to go away. Though he kept quiet at first because he was afraid, the man says now he does not want Beattie to escape punishment and is willing to testify. At the outset the prosecutors were inclined to think that this was just another crank's letter, of which many have been received by both sides since the trial began. An investigation was started, however, and several of the writer's statements were soon corroborated. The Chesterfield farmer mentioned in the letter acknowledged that a man of the name used by the writer was employed by him until a few days after the murder, and further declared it was a fact that the farm hand was chasing a runaway cow on the night the crime was committed. In telling his story, the alleg ed witness said he was looking for a cow when he came upon the man and woman in an automobile on the Midlothian turnpike some time after 10 o'clock. The declaration that Beattle clubbed his wife with the gun before shooting her is considered by the lawyers and detectives for the prosecution with peculiar interest. It Is said that physicians who examined Mrs. Beat tie's body reported that the frontal bone on the right side of the skull probably was broken, though the charge of shot had entered the left side and penetrated to the back of the head. ' -x? On account of this, It is understood, Mr. Wendenburg thought seriously of w referring to a wound on the right side of the forehead in the indictment drawn for the grand jury. If the new witness is used, the murdered woman's body will be exhumed and reexamined. The authorities of the city in which the alleged eye-witness has taken refuge have been asked to take the man in custody and a lawyer authorized to examine him. If it is decided to credit his story and the court will consent to reopen the case, he will be brought here Immediately. Mr. Wendenburg said he would not know what to do until he heard today the result of the man's examination. He is very strongly inclined to believe the farm hand's story, however. The letter writer gave a detailed account of the tragedy as he claims to have witnessed it. He said in part: "I was In the pine woods on the right-hand side of the Midlothian turnpike as you go out from Richmond, and I saw a light. As I walked closer to the road I saw tin automobile standing almost in the middle of the road facing toward Richmond, and there were two people in it?a man and woman. They were both sitting in the front seat. "They were quarreling. I could hear them talking loud, so I did not show myself, but waited behind a tree about ten feet from the edge of the road in the thick pine woods to hear what they said. "The woman was pleading with the man. She was saying that she wanted her love back again, and she did not want the man to be cruel to her. The man answered roughly. "At one time I heard him say, T am tired of all this, I am going to end this.' Then I heard the woman say, 'How are you going to end it?' The man said something I could not hear, but I heard him say 'I'll show you I'm going to end it.' He got out of the machine and walked to the opposite side of the road from where I was and then after he had been there a minute he came back with something in his hand. I could not see what it was in the dark. The woman was standing In the machine In front of the left-hand seat in the front part of the automobile when the man came back. Both had been sitting in the front seat before he went away to the side of the road. "Just when the man came back I heard the woman scream once. Then the man who was standing in the road swung what he had in his hand and hit the woman on the right side of the face. She fell from the machine to the road, and she did not make a sound. "For a minute the man stood looking at her, and then I heard him say. 'Damn you. you're not dead yet, I'll fix you.' Then he up with a gun, which was what he had hit the woman with, and he shot her where she lay in the road by the front seat of the automobile. I did not see where he shot her. I saw him throw the gun somewhere and he began to lift his wife's body in the front seat of the automobile, and I came out from the trees. "The man turned around and saw me, and he said to me: 'Did you see this?' "I told him yes I had seen it. 'D?n you, what the h?1 are you going to do about it?' he said. I didn't say anything. Then he began to threaten me. He said he was rich and had lots of friends in Richmond, and If I told on hl?r? he would have me killed somehow. He said nobody would believe mv storv if I anoeared in court against him anyway, and I had better get out. He said he would give me some money and a suit of clothes If I would go away. "I told the man I would go away. Then ho told me to come to Beattle'9 store the next day and there would be some money for me. I went the next day and he got some money and bought a suit of clothes. I stayed in South Richmond for two days then, but I w*.s so soared and got so nervous after that two days I took the train to this place." SHARON SHAVINGS. JoiTMDOndenc* of the TorkriUe Enauirer. Sharon, Sept. 7, 1911.?Quite a number of delegates attending presbytery at Bullock's Creek church passed through Sharon. The young people of the town presented the play. "Valley Farm," on last Friday evening, to quite a large 4 audience and realized a nice sum for the benefit of the base ball club. Cotton is coming in and the gins are running every day. The Sharon High school opened Monday, the 4th, with a good attendance. The teachers are: Prof. W. Y. Boyd of Columbia, S. C., Miss Winnie Crawford of Yorkville, S. C., and Miss Julia Titman of Lowryville, S. C. The foundations of the new brick school building are being rapidly laid and the building will be ready this session for the pupils. Miss Lula Arrowood left last week for her school at North Wilkesboro, N. C., where she will teach this winter. 1 Miss Isabel Arrowood will teach at Marksville, N. C., Miss Blanche Love goes this week 10 m. cnaries, a. *j., as teacner. Quite a number of the younger set will leave in a few days for college. Mrs. Bob Hayes and children of Chester, S. C.. have been visiting relatives in this place. The Hill Banking and Mercantile company are busy digging out the foundation for a new brick building. AT THE CHURCHES. ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN. Rev. J. L. Oates, Pastor. Sabbath Services?Sabbath school at 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Evening service at 8.15. 1 CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Rev. T. Tracy Walsh, Rector. Sunday Services?Sunday school at 9.45. Morning service at 11 o'clock. No evening service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN. Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. Evening service at 8 o'clock. 4 BAPTIST. Rev. F. M. Satterwhite, Pastor. Sunday Services?Sunday school at 10 a. m. Morning service at 11 o'clock. No evening service. i METHODIST. Rev. J. F. Anderson, Pastor. Sunday Services.?Sunday school at 10 a. m. Preaching at Clover at 11 a. m., St. Paul at 3 p. m., and Yorkville at 8 p. m. $hf dfotton IRarhft. Yorkville, Sept. 7.?Cotton llj. New York, September 7.?Spot cotton closed quiet, 10 points higher; middling uplands 11.70; middling gulf 11.95; sales 140 bales. Cotton futures opened steady and closed steady as follows: Sept. 11.53; Oct. 11.42; Nov. 11.44; Dec. 11.56; Jan. 11.52; Feb. 11.56; March 11.62; April 11.66; May 11.71; June 11.70; July 11.73. fecial $otos. At County Home. Rev. E. B. Gillespie will preach at H the county home next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Preaching at Hebron. Rev. J. L. Oates will preach at Hebron on Sabbath afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.