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? The growing importance of the
southeastern section of the United
States as a pork-producing region is
shown by an analysis of the live stock
statistics of the United States made by
the Southern Railway company. The
estimates of the argrlcultural depart.
ment show a total of 65,410,000 hogs
on farms and ranges in the United
States January 1, 1912, a decrease of
-. 210,000, as compared with January 1,
1911. January 1, 1912, the number ot
hogs in the nine southeastern states
traversed by the lines of the Southern
Railway company, with the increases
in each state, were as follows: Virginia,
880,000, an increase of 26,000;
North Carolina, 1,405,000, an increase
of 54,000; South Carolina, 797,000, an
increase of 52,000; Georgia, 2,098,000,
an increase of 225,000; Florida, 954,000,
an increase of 87,000; Alabama,
1,533,000, an increase of 114,000; Mississippi,
1,577,000, an increase of 156,000;
Kentucky, 1,724,000, an increase of
98,000; and Tennessee, 1,574,000, an increase
of 75,000. The total number of
hogs in the nine states, January 1, this
year, was 12,542,000, an increase over
January 1, last year of 887,000. Large
as these figures are they do not measure
the full progress of the southeast
"* a h'Mr-raiaine section, for with the
more extended raising of pure-bred
hogs, there is a corresponding advance
in the average quality and
weight of southeastern hogs.
? President Taft has Issued a proclamation
advising Americans in Mexico
to keep their eyes open and warning
them to get their affairs in shape
to leave the country as soon as conditions
become intolerable. The official
interpretation of the proclamation is
that the United States does not recognise
the revolutionary party; but still
it appreciates the fact that the country
may strike a blaze at any moment, and
it would have Americans to remain
neutral. The proclamation is as follows:
"Whereas serious disturbances
and forcible resistance to the authorities
of the established government
exist in certain portions of Mexico;
and. Whereas, under these conditions
it is the duty of all persons within the
Jurisdiction of the United States to
refrain from the commission of acts
prohibited by the law thereto relating
and subversive of the tranquility of a
country with which the United States
is at peace: "I, Wm. Howard Taft.
president of the United States of
America, do hereby admonish all such
citizens and other persons to abstain
from every violation of the laws hereinbefore
referred to, and do hereby
warn them that all violation of such
lawa will be rigorously prosecuted;
and I do hereby enjoin upon all officers
of the United States charged with the
execution of such laws the utmost diligence
in preventing violations thereof
and in bringing to trial and punishment
any offenders owing allegiance
to the United States who may take
part in the disturbances now existing
in Mexico, unless in the necessary defense
of their persons or property, or
who shall otherwise engage In acts
subversive of the tranquility of that
country, will do so at their peril and
that they can in no wise obtain any
protection from the government of the
United States against the appropriate
legal consequences of their acts, in
so far as such consequences are in accord
with equitable justice and humanity
and the enlightened principles of
international law."
? One effect of the enactment into
law of the Democratic caucus programme
of placing sugaron the free
list would be to terminate the present
reciprocity treaty with Cuba and affect
(40,000,000 worth of American
Imports into that land, on which Cuba
grants a reduction of from 20 to 40
per cent in duty, said officials of the
bureau of trade relations of the department
of state today. The reciprocity
treaty provides "that in case
of changes In the tariff of either country
which deprive the other of the
?/li?on4owa ntVil/tk fa I'AnPPOOntpH Hv
the percentages agreed upon, the
country so deprived of this protection
may terminate the treaty after six
months' notice." The abrogation of
the treaty by Cuba would materially
affect the coffee Industry of Porto
Rico, which is largely dependent upon
the Cuban market, where Is now
received the benefit of a 20 per cent
reduction. Cuba takes more than
half of the Porto Rlcan coffee crop.
? London, March Although this
was only the secont. day of the coal
strike, its paralyzing effect on other
industries is being keenly felt. It is
computed that by Monday 150,000
workers outside of the coal mines will
be idle, and each successive day the
strike lasts will add to this number.
More than 1,000,000 miners In England,
Scotland and Wales are out.
Shipping at many ports is approaching
a standstill and steam trawlers
are laying up. That source of cheap
food will soon be cut off. Many
foundries are already closed and
many others are preparing for a
speedy shutdown. Three or four days
will suffice to cause a stoppage at
most of the Sheffield steel works, and
within a week, if the collieries do not
resume, more than a million employes
In the cotton mills and allied trades
In Lancashire will be without work.
As long as the National Miners' federation
adheres to the determination
that a schedule of minimum wage
rate drawn up by themselves must
be conceded before they will enter into
further negotiations, there appears
not the slightest chance of settling the
strike. The owners may be coerced
to pay a minimum wage by legislative
enactment, but this method cannot
force the miners to accept and return
to work. Their refusal even to
negotiate the question has largely
alienated public opinion, as expressed
in the newspapers, but what is apt to
prove far more effective Is the pressure
that will be brought to bear upon
them by the vast army of workers
in other fields thrown out of work
and faced by hunger and destitution.
No violence has yet occurred and no
troops have been moved, but orders
were issued at Aldershot tonight that
the troops make ready to entrain immediately
if their services are needed.
? Because the British coal miners
had been able to gain government recognition
of their grievances by threatening
the business of the entire
country, the London suffragettes
on last Friday entered upon a policy
of menace to trade. And they
carried it out so suddenly and with
an ardor that resulted in heavy financial
losses and brought consternation
to merchants in the shopping districts
of the city. The police were taken
completely unawares- and before they
were able to muster their forces and
restrain the women, the streets -were
covered with shattered plate glass
from the show windows of stores. It
was a window-breaking expedition
purely and a well organized one. Many
windows in many of the most famous
shops of the world and several government
offices and clubs were wrecked
by the suffragettes. The damage
will aggregate many thousands 'of
pounds, but is largely covered by insurance
against breakage. One hundred
and fifteen women were dragged
to ine ponce stations oy ponce or caclted
and indignant merchants. Many
others, however, escaped. All those
arrested were released on bail, coupled
with a nromlse to refrain from
further window-breaking. The trouble
centered about Trafalgar Square, and
ranged along the Strand, eastward and
westward, and up Regent street, Piccadilly
and Oxford streets, where are
situated the fashionable jewelry and
dry goods houses. Mrs. Emmallne
Pankhurst, the veteran of many a suffragette
battle, struck the first blow.
She was followed by Mrs. Marshall and
Mrs. Tuckes when she drove up to the
premier's residence in Downing street
at 6 o'clock. The three women leaped
from their automobile and drew out
stones concealed in their muffs. Pour
windows crashed in before the police,
who are constantly on guard, could
reach the women. The trio were arrested,
but while being led to the station,
managed to heave missiles
through the windows of the Colonial
office. Pandemonium broke out in the
shopping districts at the same time.
The taxlcahs were the favorite vehicles
of approach used by the suffragettes
and large numbers of innocent
looking women were helped out
of them by store porters. Without
hesitation the women at once attacked
the show windows with bricks or hammers.
The surprise of the porters was
so great that a majority of the miscreants
were able to lose themselves
this problem of equal taxes; hut we
feel sure that the wealthier people dn
not pay In Just proportion to the poorer
people. There is something arbitrary
in fixing the taxable limits on
Incomes at $5,000 and over; but how
else the thing is to be arrived at is
difficult to understand.
The property wrecking campaign
Inaugurated by London women to compel
recognition of the claims of woman
suffrage, Introduces a problem,
the solution of which is not easy. As
the result of the escapade In London
last Friday, 124 women, including Mrs,
Emellne Pankhurst, were arrested to
be dealt with jiccordlng to law. Mrs,
Pankhurst and several other women
were sentenced to two months' imprisonment
each. Others were sentenced
to two weeks and, still others were
held for trial because the damage
wrought by them brought their cases
into higher jurisdiction. The sufTrahovo
h??n nunlahMt hv fine and
In the crowds before the guardians of
the shops could collect their senses and
restrain them. The women who did
not use taxicabs merely wdlked along
the streets cracking or smashing windows
with hammers, while crowds followed
cheering or hooting. The police
were wholly unable to deal with such
a wholesale and wide-spread outbreak
and at least nine-tentns of the window
attacking army escaped. The air was
tilled with sounds of police whistles,
yells, the slamming of blinds and the
shrieks of frightened shoppers punctuated
now and then with cries of
"votes for women." Whenever a window
was shattered there the crowd
surged, while the employes of the
shop rushed to the street to prevent
unprotected goods from being stolen.
Not even the establishments of undertakers
were spared. So systematically
and quickly was the work accomplished
that it was well over before the police
reserves could be called out. Hundreds
of extra policemen were on duty
tonight protecting the damaged buildings
while thousands of sight-seers
tramped the streets to view the havoc
wrought by the women. The suffragette
leaders declare that it Is their
purpose to continue their campaign of
window breaking until they force the
government to take up their claims
for suffrage In order to protect business
$hc ^(orkrillr (fnquirrr.
Kntered at the Postofflce in Yorkville
as Mall Matter of the Second Class.
TORKYUUE. f. 0.t
They're off?the Corn club boys.
There should be at least a dozen
more entries on the Pig club roll.
The troubles in China seem to indicate
that foreign powers are going
to have to take a hand to quiet things
Considering that there has been no
canvas of the county for names, the
Corn club enrollment is fine. And we
.believe that most of the boys will
This has been one session of the legislature
of South Carolina that the
members earned their pay.?Dorchester
It is not to be denied that they put
in the days.
We believe in the doctrine that every
man who is a citizen has a right
to vote as his judgment dictates, and
even If his Judgment be poor It is better
to follow It than to follow the
Judgment of some other fellow who
thinks he knows exactly what.
FYom Governor Blease's Blacksburg
speech it would appear that he attributes
much of his political success
to the goading of snobbery. It is
hardly to be denied that this Influence
has played a very important role in
the history of mankind.
< There will be no more legal hangings
in South Carolina. The bill to
change the method of putting criminals
to death from hanging to "electrocution,"
passed the general assembly
and became a law, and hereafter
all condemned criminals will be electrocuted
In Columbia.
Just what the Virginia senate means
by refusing the people of the state the
right to vote on the nrohibltion question,
we are unable to see. We believe
In government by the people absolutely
and literally, and we do not be
lieve in any system that refuses to
trust the people in government by the
people. .
Uncle Jasper Talbert has sent The
Enquirer a copy of a speech he made
in congress on March 27, 1900, on the
army appropriation bill. The speech
was mainly in denunciation of the unjust
and unholy pension system of the
national government. As a matter of
fact Uncle Jasper really did count for
something while fighting pension
The Taft managers have published
a letter alleged to have been written
by Colonel Roosevelt on June 27 last,
in which the colonel stated positively
that he would not be a presidential
candidate in 1912. Colonel Roosevelt
comes back with the assertion that the
letter is only partly quoted and intimates
that if published In full it would
not leave him in a hole.
Next summer's primaries are calculated
to test the question as to whether
the members of the house and senate
are really representatives of the
people of South Carolina. It is a natural
assumption that such is the case;
but it is very well not to forget that
the people often have to choose between
only that which is offered. It
is not impossible that the present general
assembly has been made up largely
on that basis.
Here comes another subscriber who
wants The Enquirer to know that he
is not satisfied with the political situation.
Writing from Rock Hill, and
enclosing a check to pay his subscription
for another year, he says:
>> trn, x tiiiiin. > uui v/wiuiiiwia iciici
the best I have read. I have showed
it to several people and they all endorse
it to a word. I am in the middle
of the road also and will remain there
until some one else enters the race.
And I am not so lonesome. I know a
great many who cannot vote the ticket.
If you will throw a few more
bombs in the camp, you will hit something
that we will hear from. Wishing
The Enquirer succees, I am,
? Yours truly, "
Yes. we believe in free sugar, but
the free sugar bill of the Democrats is
not going to pass the senate. The senate
is Republican and it will not stand
for any such legislation. If the senate
were Democratic would the house
pass a free sugar bill? Frankly, we
do not know. But if the house does
pass such a bill as has been proposed,
the Republicans will have to take the
responsibility of its failure to become
a law, and as politics go that is about
all the Democratic congressmen care
Because the tax on incomes of $5,000
and over will not affect more than a
few hundred thousand of the hundred
million people who help support the
government, it will likely prove very
popular. But not only because It hits
so comparatively few should it be
popular. It should be popular because
it is right. Difficult indeed is
p,v IVVU ? V- WW.. K....w..vw
Imprisonment on various occasions;
but that seems to have no deterrent
effect. On the contrary It seems rather
to be what the women want. They
are determined on carrying their point
and they are confirmed In the belle!
that the best way to do it is to suffer
Pursuant to a wise provision In the
act itself the attorney general will In
a few days bring an action before the
supreme court to test the constitutionality
of the state warehouse law.
We see it stated in the papers that the
law is to be defended by Hon. John L.
McLaurin and Hon. W. F. Stevenson.
We refer to the provision requiring a
test as wise for the reason that no act
of the general assembly is supposed
to be absolute law until after it has
been so declared by the supreme court.
For the warehouse commission to go
ahead under the provisions of this
act, and make a lot of far-reaching
contracts, and then have the act declared
unconstitutional, would be disastrous.
The best thing is to get the
opinion of the supreme court at the
outset. While making very little pre
tense of knowledge of law, we are
Inclined to the opinion that In this
particular case the supreme court can
decide whichever way it wants to. It
can hold the law constitutional or unconstitutional
as it sees proper. If the
law is held to be constitutional, then
the big experiment may go on in its
development. If it is held to be unconstitutional
then that is likely to be
the end of the undertaking for quite
a while. The only thing to be done will
be to enter upon a long campaign in
behalf of a constitutional amendment,
but that is almost hopeless except under
extraordinary conditions. In the
first place it is necessary to begin a
campaign to elect two-thirds of the
representatives and senators in favor
of submitting the question to the people
and in the second place it is necessary
to go through a long educational
campaign necessary to convince a
majority of the people that such a
provision is desirable. As we have
said before, we see in the warehouse
plan a possibility of a complete revolution
in the cotton marketing system
to the very material advantage of
producers especially and to the advantage
of the south generally; but if
the supreme court says no, then the
old system will have to go on, and
there will be nothing left for the producers
but to dig, dig and continue to
carry the burdens that have been pllln?*
upon them heavier and heavier.
The Newberry Observer advises
that Democratic newspapers can do no
better than urge upon the Republicans
that they nominate Mr. Roosevelt.
The Observer gives this advice because
it thinks Roosevelt will be easier
to defeat than any other man the Republicans
can nominate. We have
very great confidence in the Judgment
of the Newberry Observer in all things
and we respect its Judgment in this;
but somehow we have a feeling that
if the Republicans nominate Roosevelt,
they are going to make political
trouble and a whole lot of It. We reason
like this: While we do not underestimate
the power of money in
politics, we believe there is such a
thing as sending the pitcher to the
well once too often. There have been
very few national political victories in
this country that have not been on the
side of the most money. Maybe Mr.
Roosevelt leans towards the money side
and maybe he does not; but it seems to
have been established that if he sold
out to E. H. Harriman and others, he
did not deliver quite as completely as
they desired. It is true that he permitted
the steel trust to absorb Tennessee
Coal and Iron. At least there
seems to have been no denial; but it
Is also true that he has never won the
complete' confidence of the big financial
Interests of the country. They
are afraid of him. Just what the voters
think of Mr. Roosevelt we do not
know. The only way to determine the
question is to test it. It may be that
they have no more confidence in him
than the financial interests referred
to; but this fact remains: It has been
by, through and because of Mr. Roosevelt
that the voters of the country
have become more intimately acquainted
with the political methods of
the financial interests of the country
than ever before. As we see it the
result of the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt
involves quite a mystery. We
believe the financial interests of the
country would fight him; but as to
whether the great mass of voters
would back him up. we just do not
? Oastonia special of March 3. to
Charlotte Observer: After being out
less than two hours the jury in the case
of the state vs. Christy S. Hagar, for
the murder of Earl Lockman, rendered
a verdict of guilty of manslaughter last
night shortly before 7 o'clock. The
case was given to the jury about 5 o'clock.
The verdict occasioned some
surprise, as many people had forcastPfl
n VArHlcf of not cmiltv Tho trial
of this case was begun Thursday
morning and consumed three days.
The taking of testimony was concluded
Friday afternoon and one speech,
that of Mr. A. G. Mangum for the
state, was heard Friday afternoon.
Court reconvened yesterday morning
half an hour earlier than usual and
argument of counsel continued till
about 4 in the afternoon. The judge
then delivered his charge and gave the
case to the jury. Arguments were
made by Messrs. A. G. Mangum, Stanyarn
Wilson and Solicitor G. \V. Wilson
for the state, and by Mr. Stonewall
Durham and Mr. O. F. Mason for
the defense. It is prohahle that
defendant's counsel will ask for
a new trial. There was much Interest
manifested in the trial and the court
room was pretty well tilled all during
the three days it was in progress. A
large delegation was present each day
from Bessemer City, where the killing
of Doekman took place. Hagar
was chief of police at that place at
the time of the killing.
? The Oregon, Greenwood's fine hotel,
was destroyed by fire at an early
hour Sunday morning. The origin of
the fire is unknown, and the total loss
is $150,000, not more than half of it
covered by insurance.
Cloud Cash Store?Announces Its lnli
tlal opening for next Friday at 8 a.
m., and presents a special offering of
household supplies at Interesting
1 prices.
J. K. Allison?Asks all who are on his
club for The Enquirer to make pay!
ment at once.
Jeff D. Whitesldes?Requests subscribers
to The Enquirer on his club
to settle at their earliest convenience.
1 Hugh B. Cordon, No. 6, Yorkvllle?Of1
fers a good milch cow with young
i calf for sale.
, A. F. Plaxico, Sharon?Wants a buyer
for a 7-year-old mule at a bargain
F. E Clinton, Clover?Gives notice of
i annual meeting of the Clover Mutual
Building and Loan association
on next Tuesday evening.
Yorkvllle Dramatic Club?Will prei
sent "Facing the Music" at the opi
era house next Friday evening, under
auspices of the U. D. C.'s.
Star Theatre?Is putting on extra line
moving pictures and invites you to
come and bring the children to see
the pictures.
First National Bank, Yorkvllle?Calls
attention to the fact that honest
work Is honorable, but to get ahead
in the world you must save a part
of your earnings.
National Union Bank, Rock Hill?Insists
that it has plenty of ready
money for the farmers of York
county wno nceu h.
Thomson Co.?Has a full line of Mrs.
Jane Hopkins' school clothing for
hoys?none better. New dry goods
are arriving, and it has the qualities
and the right prices.
Yorkvllle Hardware Co.?Wants you to
know that it sells Ellwood wire
fencing and considers it the best.
But the fruit is probably safe.
Some fertilizers are being hauled
out now; but It Is hard, very hard
It is a good time to operate the split
log drag, and some split log drags
have been In operation.
That part of the King's Mountain
road to be seen from the C. & N.-W.
trains looks pretty good.
The town of Clover is coming right
along. Quite a number of new houses
have been built recently.
Last Saturday was the prettiest
week-end day this, locality has had
this year; but it went out with a rain
and there followed sleet Sunday morning.
It is a fact that there is a good deal
of local sentiment in support of the
candidacy of Roosevelt and it is not
uncommon to hear men say they hope
to see him go in and get the Republican
Rock Hill is seriously considering
the idea of going to Catawba river for
a water supply. Discussing the subject
the Rock H.111 Herald very sensibly
remarks: "If the line was constructed
on an air line, It would necessarily
carry it through a rough
country, where the cost of laying
would not only be heavy but where
the rights of way might also be expensive.
W. J. Cherry has already a
fine roadbed built, exclusively on his
own lands from Rock Hill to the river,
running almost an air line, and on a
comparatively level grade. The advantages
of this route are many and
may be summed up as follows: In
view of the fact that it is only a question
of time until the car line will be
extended to the river along this road,
when lots will be sold and houses
built on either side, it would enable
the city to get additional revenue from
water consumers, without extra pipe
line, which It would not receive from
a pipe line constructed through the
woods. It might also enhance the value
of the lots on account of the access
to water, for which consideration, Mr.
Cherry should be willing to give free
right of way along this road, and both
the city and Mr. Cherry would be benefited
without extra cost to either of
them. This line would pass right by
the old high school property, which is
the highest point In the city and shoyld
it ever be necessary to erect another
standpipe or even a high tower water
tank for fire purposes the pipe line
will alreadv be on the snot."
? There were no auction sales by
the sheriff or clerk yesterday, salesday
for March.
? There was quite a large number of
fine mules In Yorkville for sale yesterday
and a number of sales were made,
some by the local dealers and others
by the back lot traders.
? Attention is called to the advertisement
of the Cloud Cash Store, a
new mercantile establishment that is
to throw Its doors open to the public on
next Friday. The proprietor is Mr.
E. E. Cloud, who conducts similar establishments
in Rock Hill and Lancaster,
and the business is to be under
the management of Mr. W. O.
Harshaw, assisted by Mrs. P. W. Love
and Mr. Joseph G. Nichols. The home
of the store is the Kennedy Bros. &
Barron building, the interior of which
has recently been remodeled along '
modern lines.
When the Pig club roll was published
last Friday, it Included fifteen
members. Since then three additional
names have been entered, as follows:
James McFarland ... No. 3, Torkville
Roy Love McConnellsville
Bratton Land No. 1, Yorkville
I The age limit for the Pig club is the ,
same as for the Corn club?12 to 18. '
and the rules are as follows:
No. 1. Contesting pigs must not be
over fifteen weeks old on March 16.
No. 2. Each pig must be weighed
by three disinterested witnesses within
five days previous t$ March 16.
No. 3. The contest will come to an
end on the first Wednesday of December,
1912, and each pig must have been
weighed in the presence of three disinterested
witnesses within five days
previous to that date.
No. 4. Each contestant is requested
to keep as complete a record as pos- (
sible of the kind of food used and the ,
cost of feeding his pig, and he is further
requested to present that record
to the committee of awards on the
first Wednesday in December.
No. 5. Each contestant must file ,
with Mr. J. W. Quinn, superintendent
of education of York county, a state- (
ment of the age and weight of his
contesting pig on or before Saturday,
March 16.
? b
7 Miss Fanny Chandler of Mayesvllle, '
Is visiting her grandjnother. Mrs. W.
B. Steele, in Yorkville. !
Mrs. N. A. Howell of Yorkville No.
1, is visiting friends and relatives in ]
Gastonia, N. C., this week.
Mr. .1 C. Wallace of Tlrzah. took i
his son, Edison, to the infirmary at \
Hock Hill, this morning for treatment. 1
?' Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Vandoorhls of ,
Tennessee, have rooms at the home 1
of Mrs. M. S. A. Bludworth in York- 1
' Mrs. D. E. Finlev came down from
Washington last week to spend several
days looking after home matters In .
t Dr. B. G. Black has moved from (
the Faulconer house on East Liberty
street, to the Schorb house on West j
Liberty street. Mr. B. O. Jennings and \
family will move Into the rooms va- i
cated by Dr. Black.
Many people in Yorkvllle and vicin- 1
Ity are very much Interested in the i
condition of Dr. Miles Walker of i
Yorkvllle. In a private letter to the
writer, received last Friday week, Feb- '
ruary 23, Dr. Walker told how he had I
been on the operating table for three <
hours; how the physicians had broken i
his leg over again, and fastened the <
bones together with silver wire; how I
he had pased through several days of i
agony and how, though still In more i
or less |>ain at the time of the writ- i
ing. be was more comfortable. The
letter was not intended for publlca- I
tion, but one fact that the doctor I
stated that he would probably like the l
public to know was that there could I
have been no possible blame to the i
physicians who set his leg In the first I
place. There was no way of deter- 1
mining the exact nature of the injury
without an X-ray examination, and 1
what he should have done, he said,
and what he would have done, if he
had not been so far from the railroad,
would have been to have himself put
on a stretcher and carried at once to
Baltimore. Dr. Walker was evidently
In (food spirits at the time of writing
the letter. When a telegram came
last week to members of the family advising
them that the doctor had been
vomiting for twenty-four hours and
was in a serious condition, there was
very general concern. This concern
was relieved next day by news to the
effect that there had been considerable
Improvement. Other advices have
been received by members of the family,
and while these advices are generally
hopeful It cannot be stated that
they are altogether satisfactory.
From the list of acts and Joint resolutions
which passed the recent general
assembly, as published in the Columbia
State of yesterday morning,
the following are culled as as local
To fix dieting fees for prisoners for
Lancaster and , Tork counties.
To provide for an election on the
issue of $75,000 In coupon bonds by
York county for the purpose of erecting
a courthouse and to empower the
board of county commissioners to condemn
land for a site for same.
An act to repeal an act entitled "An
act for the establishment of a new
school district In the county of York,
to be known as Ebenezer school district,
and to authorize the levy and
collection of a local tax therein," approved
December 24, 1892.
To repeal an act entitled "An act to
authorize and empower the voters of
Yorjcvllle school district of the county
of York to order an election anu to
issue coupon bonds of said school district
for school purposes," approved
17th of February, A, D. 1911.
To amend an act entitled "An act
to incorporate the city of Rock Hill,
ratified and approved December 24,
A. D. 1892," by adding another section
as section 7a, authorizing the city
council of Rock Hill' to elect a general
manager, prescribe his duties and fix
his salary^
To give consent that the state be
a party defendant to the action in the
court of common pleas for York county
of Vinie Jackson against James D.
McDowell and the state of South Carolina,
and authorizing and directing
the attorney general to represent the
state in the said action and to proceed
in accordance with this resolution.
A strong petition went down from
the vicinity of Yorkville asking for
legislation that wouLd authorize and
require the establishment of a public
cotton platform in the town of Yorkville,
and the appointment of a public
weigher; but so far as the public
record shows there has been no action
on the petition.
Notwithstanding the fact that they
were knocked out by a technical Judicial
ruling last summer, and notwithstanding
the fact that they failed
to get relief through the recent session
of the general assembly, the farmers
around Yorkville who have for several
years past been moving for the establishment
of a public cotton platform,
presided over by a public weigher in
the town, have not yet given up the
"The sentiment is a good deal
stronger now than It was last summer,"
said a farmer who is interested,
to The Enquirer yesterday, "and I find
that a good many people who were not
much Interested at first, are now beginning
to take the position that there
is a principle involved and it is up to
them to see the thing through to the
It will be remembered that beginning
last spring there was circulated a petition
asking the county board of commissioners
to establish a public platform,
and later another petition was
presented asking for the appointment
of Mr. J. R Burns as public weigher.
Both petitions were granted; but afterward
Commissioners Lumpkin and
Ay cock of the county board, voted for
the appointment of several other
weighers, employes of different local
? ? ? V? . ?nn ikni rtAm r?1 loQ fo/l
i'ullull uu.vria iuiu inai ti'iiiiinvittvu
the situation.
The cotton producers who were behind
the petition of Mr. Burns took the
position th&r the appointment of additional
weighers, where only one was
necessary, was calculated to divide
up the business to such an extent as
not to provide support for a single independent
weigher, such as was desired,
and the matter went to the
courts. Mr. Burns and those behind
him held that the law contemplated
only one weigher for a market like
Yorkville, and that the county board
of commissioners had no right to appoint
additional weighers. Justice
Gary, who heard the matter, held that
under the law one or more weighers
could be appointed and that it was
within the discretion of the county
board as to how many they should appoint.
As the result of this ruling Mr.
Burns sold the scales he had purchased
and retired from the contest.
The cotton producers who are still
insisting on the establishment of a
public weighing system, are holding
that even if the law does permit the
county board of commissioners to appoint
as many weighers as they care
to appoint, it does not require them to
appoint'more weighers than are necessary
to do the business, and since one
weigher is sufficient for Lancaster,
Chester and other markets that handle
as much cotton as Yorkville, one
weigher ought to be enough for Yorkville,
and discussing further procedure
in the matter, the gentleman referred
to above, outlined his views
like this:
"Over in Lancaster, you know, they
selected a cotton weigher by primary
election, and I'm for doing that here.
All the people I have talked to are in
favor of the idea. We will get up a
petition to the county board of commissioners
to call an election under
Democratic primary rules and leave
It to the cotton producers living within
five miles of Yorkville to select a
man to weigh our cotton. Of course
the commissioners will not have to
pay any more attention to us than they
did before; but then if we have no
rights in the matter whatever, it will
be worth all the time and trouble the
election costs to learn the fact finally
and definitely."
County Superintendent of Education
Quinn has received from State Superintendent
of Education Swearlngen a
circular letter giving information as
to the educational legislation gotten
through the last general assembly.
Enclosed in the letter are two acts,
for which there is no room in today's
paper; but which will be published in
full later. Mr. Swearingen's letter is
as follows:
The 1912 session of the legislature
resulted in fifty-three new acts relating
to education. As heretofore, a
large majority of these refer only to
local conditions and local interests,
and the causes of their enactment are
nmmlli' fomlKoi* r\ anKnnl Hlof rlnf T?11 a -
uouauj laiiiuiai iw bvhuwi viio^kw ? mm
tees and county school officers.
Any attempt to list these acts In a
letter would make Its preparation
taxing: on this office and its perusal
tiresome to the reader. Full official
information will be contained in the
1912 statutes and this volume will be
compiled and published as speedily
as possible.
Herewith are sent copies of two acts
of state-wide Importance.
No. 247. An act to provide for consolidated
and graded schools in country
disctricts, and to appropriate $15,900
to encourage the same.
No. 281. An act to distribute among
the several counties the balance of the
state dispensary fund not otherwise
The consolidated graded school act
will doubtless benefit every county. It
Is based on the two fundamental principles
of local taxation and effective
teaching, and offers a stimulus to
every country community desiring a
good school. It will be a pleasure to
see your county utilize promptly the
advantages of this liberal and constructive
Act No. 281, authorizing the distribution
of the dispensary balance, must
be considered with reference to Section
25 of the general appropriation
bill, three items of which must also be
supplied from this fund. These are as
item 1?High schools to be paid out
of the dispensary fund $60,000
item 5?For extension of public
schools under acts of 1910 to be
paid out of the dispensary fund
Item 6?Public school buildings under
act 430, acts of 1910, which is to
be paid out of the dispensary fund,
tb be disbursed in order of applications
filed 120,000
After deducting these items from the
amount now In the state treasury, the
balance to be apportioned will approximate
375,000. The proportion due
your county shall be forwarded within
the next fortnight.
The library appropriation was renewed,
and any library requisitions
you may forward can now be given
prompt attention. Though this appropriation
was not exhausted for 1909,
1910 or 1911, its use cannot be urged
too strongly upon teachers and patrons.
The adoption of the Code for 1912
will necessitate a new edition of the
school law. As soon as the Code can
be indexed, annotated and printed the
section dealing with public education
will be issued in pamphlet form by
this office. I hope to have this pamphlet
ready for free distribution early in
If any school, community or district
in your county is interested in these
matters, I hope the trustees, teachers
and patrons will co-operate with you
in taking advantage of these measures,
and these appropriations without
The following schools are in the
contest for the two coDles of Web
ster's New International dictionary
that The Enquirer is groing to give to
the schools receiving: the largest and
second largest number of votes on
coupons clipped from The Enquirer:
Olive 10
Mountain View 10
Broad River 10
Liberty 10
Bowling Qreen 10
Pine Bark 10
Point 10
Belleview 10
Dixie 10
Clark's Fork 10
Riverside 10
Eureka 10
Concord 10
Fort Mill 10
Betheeda High School 10
Forest Hill 10
Allison Creek 10
Fodder 10
Ebenezer 10
Delphos 10
Pine Bluff 10
Tlrzah 10
Newport 10
Clover 10
Hopewell 10
Flint Hill 10
Gold Hill 10
Hickory Grove 10
Latta ..: 10
Eastview 10
Smyrna *10
Friendship 10
Catawba Junction 10
Oakridge 10
Falrview 10
Bethany 10
Cross Roads 10
Hero 10
Post Oak 10
Free Silver 10
Glendale 10
Bethel 10
Massey 10
Catawba Church 10
Neely's Creek 10
Yorkvllle 10
Lesslie 10
Oakley 10
Cedar Grove 10
Roddey 10
Shiloh 10
McElwee's 10
Harmony 10
Betheeda 10
Guthrlesvllle 10
Belmont 10
India Hook 10
Miller 10
Gold Hill 10
York Mill 10 '
Sutton's Spring 80 j
Cotton Belt 10
Union 10
Wilkerson 10
Blairsville 10
Hayes 10 (
Shady Grove 10 <
Center 10 ;
Conrad 10
McConnellsville 10 1
Ogden 10
Smith's Turnout 10 '
Bullock's Creek 10
Sharon .". 10
Hickory Grove 10 !
The Milus Partlow Case. 1
The case of the State vs. Milus J
Partlow, charged with attempting to
wreck the C. & N.-W. train at Crowder's
creek trestle last fall, was taken
up in the Gaston court yesterday, and
was not concluded until about noon
today, when the jury took the papers.
A* 1 tVi a In ?nr rohirnaH a VPP.
ni X u Uiwun Iiir JUI j I ciui nv\4 w f V.
diet of guilty.
Death of Mrs. Nancy Price,
Mm. Nancy Price, widow of the late
Joab Price, died at the home of her
aon-ln-law, Mr. S. C. Smith, four miles
west of Yorkvllle, last Saturday night,
of pneumonia. Mrs. Price's maiden
name was Parker. She was In the
76th year of her age. The funeral took
place at Union on Sunday, the services
being conducted by Rev. W. E.
In Her 99th Year. o
Mrs. D. J. Jackson, whose bed-ridden
condition as the result of a broken
hip was mentioned in The Enquirer of
February 6, died last Saturday and
was buried at Bethel on Sunday, the
services being conducted by Rev.
Robert Adams. Mrs. Jackson was 98
years of age on December 11, last, and
was active in body and mind uo to the
time of her recent accident. She is
survived by her husband, Mr. D. J.
Jackson, and three sons, Messrs. J. W.,
J. F. and R. A. Jackson.
>'i.rrv!?poiiden.H? The Yorkvllle Enquirer
Hoodtown, February 29.?We have
been having some very severe weather,
but the last few days have been
warm and clear.
Some of the farmers have been talking
of sowing spring oats, as the fall
sown oats were badly killed by the severe
winter weather.
The roads are still very bad and past
traveling in some places.
Mr. Leland Purcell's mill dam across
Bullock's creek, was broken by the
flood of last Sunday and his ginning
operations have been Interfered with.
Mr. Will Plexico and wife have
moved back to their farm from Lockhart,
and others are talking of moving 8
Into this neighborhood. 8
Mrs. T. Q. Dowdie has been right ?
sick, but she is Improving. '
Mr. J. Ed Plaxico has been suffering
from the grip.
? News and Courier: The Spartan- c
burg Herald of Saturday publishes the a
following story in reference to the I
"lynching talk" In Anderson last week: t
Col. Victor B. Cheshire, of Governor c
Cole L. Blease's staff, had an editorial e
yesterday in his newspaper, the An- a
derson Intelligencer, calling upon the
men of Anderson county to Join him c
In lynching: Wm, Reed, a negro, who
Is In jail, charged with having: entered s
the bed room of a white woman last a
Monday night with intent to assault
her. Under the caption, "Shame on ?
the White Men," Colonel Cheshire t
says: "Shame on the white men of a
Anderson county that one of her pure t
young women must be forced to testify
in court against a black brute n
who attempted to criminally assault v
her. We are only one, but here's our b
hand, and If the number Is sufficient s
this lady of Dean's Station will never p
have to attend this trial and face the d
black brute," The Intelligencer says J
In Its news columns that Reed may o
yet be lynched, and that the only reason
why the mob of 300 men who
gathered after Reed's arrest did not
storm the jail was because they lack- ,
ed a leader. Reed says he entered the
woman's room to commit robbery. t
When shown the Anderson paper, j;
Governor Blease said: "Cheshire's a
mighty good friend of mine, but he's .
wrong. Once the negro is In jail the
law ought to be allowed to take its {;
course. It would be a different matter 1
iT he was not In jail. I would help *
Cheshire myself." ?
. i<
? According to a Columbia corre- s
spondent, Mr. John G. Richards has f
corrected the story that there Is a pos- S
slbillty that he will be a candidate for t
governor. o
Show* Himself to Psoplo to Lot Thsm
See He Is Human.
Blackaburg, February 29.?Governor
Blease was the feature of a public
school entertainment In the town hall
here tonight. Information of the occasion
had gone out during some days
previous and at an early hour the hall
began to fill with people. At about 7
o'clock information came by way of
Spartanburg, that the Carolina Special
on which the governor left Columbia,
was about three hours late, and the
governor desired to know whether the
people would wait. He was advised to
come on, that they would be there.
The governor came shortly after 9
o'clock, accompanied by a dozen
friends from Spartanburg, and about
seventy-five people came over from
Gaffney. A large crowd of men and
boys welcomed the governor with
cheers as the train rolled into the station,
and the school children greeted
him with a song as he came into the
town hall. The following is from the
Spartanburg Herald of Saturday:.
In opening his address Governor
Blease said he had done something
which he doubted if any governor had
ever done before. He had left Columbia,
in order to keep an engagement to
make a speech, when the legislature
was in session and while the senate
was listening to a "tirade' or a man
who demanded the Impeachment of the
governor. "I want to show you, said
Governor Blease, "that I do not have
cloven hoofs and forked horns, but I
am a human being, as you are, made
in the image of God like all white
Approaching the subject of his pardons,
as had been suggested by Mr.
Hardin, Governor Blease spoke of his
faith in Christianity and of being
taught by his mother a prayer which
he said he still repeated every night
before he retired: ,
"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die befor$ I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take."
Governor Blease said he hoped to
reach heaven through Jesus Christ,
and did not propose to have the Lord
say to him, "Depart from me, ye
cursed," because he had not shown
mercy. Governor Blease said he proposed
to say, when asked by the Lord
to give an account of himself, "That
mercy I have to others shown, that
mercy show to me."
The governor said he had no apologies
to make for any of his pardons,
and proceeded to relate several pathetic
Instances of wives and children of
convicts visiting him to beseech clemency.
He mentioned one woman with two
children, who, he said, came to his office
to ask him to pardon her husband.
The governor said he noticed that the
children were wan from hunger, and
he gave the woman some money and
told her to get food for her children
and then return to him.
The following Sunday, the governor
said, he attended services in the richest
church in Columbia. The pastor
announced that half of the collection
would be given for negro schools and
half for foreign missions. The collection
amounted to $800.
A day or so afterwards, the governor
said, the pastor of that church
sought through habeas corpus proceedings
to take from the woman who
was trying to have her husband pardoned,
her two children. The governor
said he at once pardoned the man,
who is now supporting his wife and
children in Chesterfield county.
Governor Blease then said that while
he did not intend to reflect on any
1udge, that justice was not meted out
to all alike .but that some persons suffered
more than others for the same
"Two men, we will say, are convicted
of the same crime," said the governor.
"The judge goes to his room.
Some man of influence and power goes
to the judge and says, Tom has been
convicted of such and such a crime.
Ha la a rnnH follow and meant no
harm.' Perhaps the man is & member
of the legislature or a senator and the
Judge knows he will have to come before
him for election. So he gives
Tom six months Imprisonment or $75
"Jim is in jail, convicted of the
same crime. He has as good a wife
and just as sweet children as Tom, but
he has nobody to go for him before the
mercy seat. So Jim gets five years at
hard labor without even a chance of
paying a fine."
This was one of the things, the governor
said, which actuated him in his
pardons. Petitions were another thing
which moved him, he said.
"Is the governor the servant of the
people or the boss?" ne asked, and answered
it by saying, 'I'm the servant,
not the boss. I've got no right to turn
i deaf ear to your petitions.'
"The trouble has been in South Carolina
with some people that they have 1
had to go and ask somebody else if
they could do a thing. I have worn 1
no man's collar.
"Submit It to the board of pardons?
For what? So that some politician
can slip around and get them to do
what he wants done?
"I am criticized for some of my parJons
and told they will cause me to
lose votes. Do you think I am down ,
here keeping people in the penitent!iry
in order to make votes. If you
Jo you are very much mistaken."
Governor Blease touched on the parJon
of George Hasty, but said he did
not care to discuss it in detail because
there were children present.
"If anybody in Cherokee county does
lot like this pardon," said governor
Blease, "let him vote for somebody
ilse for governor."
The governor said that he intended
;o grant additional pardons before he
eft office.
Governor Blease, in concluding his
iddress, related some of his personal
listory and some of the great obsta:les
which he had had to overcome in ,
i8ing to his present position.
He said that he was a stable boy, |
he son of a poor man who had to !
itruggle hard to make a living for his
'amily. Cole had to work in a livery
itable until he was 21 years old and '
vhen he sometimes looked out on the
itreets and saw men passing who wore
rock coats and beaver hats and car ied
gold-headed canes, and the idea .
tccurred to him that he might some
lay be in a position to do the same
hing, he dismissed the thought as an
die and ridiculous fancy.
Cole's father became sick with an (
llness which eventually caused his
leath, and as he lay in bed he sent for
Jole and said. "I have never held an
ifflce myself and never sought one, but
ny boy, I want you to become the ,
rovernor of South Carolina." The
rovernor said he had to turn his face
islde to conceal his smile from his
ather. ^
His father then advised Cole to run i
or the legislature, and Cole thought '
he suggestion was absurd.
The governor said that he started to
arry out his father's wishes, however,
.nd by sheer determination succeeded, j
le said he was fought financially by j
he moneyed men and ostracized so- j
ially, and when he studied law and *
ntered the bar was never given any
sslstance by the other lawyers. c
"But," said he, "the stable boy be- ,
ame governor."
Governor Blease then gave some ?
ound advice to the children in the .
udience. c
After the speech he returned to 5
Spartanburg. On the train he said J
hat the fight now on between he
.nd Jones was not one of personallles.
"It was a fight between Jones and
tie as men before the legislature conened,"
he said, "but it is now a fight
etween the common people on one I
ide and the aristocracy and the news>ers
on the other. If I should with!raw
from the race It would go on q
ust the same. Some one would at a
nee take my place."
1 g
A Fulton county, Ga., grand Jury has J
ndicted a Chattanooga, Tenn., liquor ^
oncern, and the Western and Atlan- S
Ic, and the Central of Georgia rail- a
oads on the charge of violating the *
tate prohibition law. The grand Jury
lolds that blind tigers would be im- P
iossible without the assistance of the
allroads as delivering agents W. E
1. Walker, a white man, will be hangd
at Macon, Ga., Friday for the murer
of his wife... .Foreigners in Mex:o
City are preparing to defend them- '
elves In case of an uprising against
oreign residents should the United
tates find It necessary to Intervene in
he rebellion now In progress throughut
Mexico. Foreign residents of all
nations will unite for protection
A large furniture factory at Cambridge,
Mass., was partially destroyed #
Saturday by the explosion of a boiler.
The damage amounted to several
thousand dollars and 150 men were
temporarily thrown out of work...Five
yeggmen cracked a bank safe at Montreal
West, Canada, early Saturday
morning. The explosion alarmed the
town and In a running fight, one of
the yeggs was killed During the
past four weeks there have been reported
175 cases of typhoid fever at
Coatesvllle, Pa., and during that
time there have been fourteen deaths
from the disease. An unsanitary water
supply is assigned as the cause of V
the fever epidemic Dr. Susan I. *
Moooy, formerly of Chicago, writes
from Teheran that because of famine
conditions existing in northern Persia.
near Hams dan, that fathers are
eating their children and children
eating each other. Forty thousand
people are starving, it is declared....
Yuan Shi Kal's soldiers mutinied at
Pekin, Friday night and In the result.ng
riots many natives were killed and
murdered. Looting was plentiful and
many Ares were started The
iiumurr ui bitikiiik cuai miners 01
England now totals more than a million.
Many thousands of workers In +
other lines will be thrown out of york
because of the coal strike... .United
States Senator Dixon of Montana, ha*
been named by Mr. Roosevelt as his
campaign manager By a vote dP
two to one the board of cabinet officers
having In charge the enforce- * A
ment of the pure food laws on Thurs- C
day entered a final decision against V
the use of saccharin In prepared foods. , I
Confectioners and bakers fell over *
the country will be prohibited from
using saccharin in sweetening food
products Because of the coal strike
In Great Britain, the English government
Is making contracts for the
shipment of coal from the Urtfted
States for Its navy....One result of
the Chinese revolution has been the
stoppage of shipment of cotton manufacturers
from Japan to China, and
thousands of Japanese cotton mill ^
operatives being thrown out of work... ^
The value of taxable property In New
York city decreased 914,000,000 during
the year ending March 1, according
to the tax values submitted to the
board of aldermen Friday. The
shrinkage Is due to a falling off in personal
property values. The total tax- *
able property, real and personal, is
placed at 98,207,862,430 Mrs.
Isabella Goodwin, a police matron of
New York, who was chiefly responsible
for the capture of the highwaymen
who recently robbed two bank
messengers of 926,000 has been promoted
to the rank of detective of the
first grade... .Four men were killed
at Muncy, Pa., Friday night by the f*
explo. on of the boiler of a locomotive
attached to a freight train... .Dr.
Frank L. Kiley, a Philadelphia physician
was convicted Friday of giving
cocaine prescriptions to a negro. The
doctor sometimes prescribed as much
as 200 grains of the drug at once. ^
Thirty thousand tailors in thirty-one
German cities are on a strike for
higher wages.
? Columbia, March 1: One of the
two self-styled "regular" Republican
organisations In South Carolina held
ita convention yesterday afternoon
and pledged its support to the renomInation
of President Taft The convention
appointed four delegates at
large to the Chicago convention, and
instructed them to vote for the nomination
of President Taft The dele- d
gates elected are: J. W. Tolbert, state
chairman; J. Duncan Adams, United S
States marshal; J. R. Levy and W. T.
Andrews. The latter two are negroes.
This wing of the party which la opposed
to John O. Capers, national
committeeman. Indorsed Tolbert for
the position of national committee- ^
man. The convention was attended ' * IV
by delegates who claim that their
wing of the party is the only "regular"
organisation. The Capers executive
committee, which also calls Itself
regular will meet here March 4.
There was no demonstration for Col.
Roosevelt, the Instruction resolution
being adopted unanimously. J. Duncan
Adams, after the meeting said a.
that detectives had been sent to watch
the convention, but he and his followers
paid no attention to their presence.
District delegates will be elected
? Rock Hill, March 1: That 20,000 *
South Carolina farmers will reduce
their cotton acreage this year by 200,000
acres through the operation of
the "Rock Hill plan." is the belief of
J. G. Anderson of this city, who originated
the plan and secured endorsement
for it at the New Orleans conference
late last year. Reports from
ten counties to Mr. Anderson, who In U#
superintendent of the plan in South 4
Carolina, showed that some 0,000
planters have signed and in a dosen
counties from which no reports have
been received the work has been goIng
on for weeks. /
Service on Wednesday evening at 8
Prayer meeting on Thursday evening
at 7.S0 o'clock.
Prayer meeting on Wednesday afternoon
at 4 o'clock.
?he Cotton JRaiM
Yorkvllle, March 5.?Cotton, lOJc.
New York, March 4.?Cotton futures
;losed steady as follows: Jan. 10.48;
March 10.43; April 10.21; May 10.27;
lune 10.33; July 10.37; Aug. 10.37;
Sept. 10.38; Oct. 10.43; Nov. 10.40;
Dec. 10.50. Spot closed quiet, middling
uplands 10.36; gulf 10.00. Sales 600.
A GOOD MILCH COW, with a J||
new Calf.
It R. F. D. No. 6. Yorkvllle.
"Facing The Music"
Yorkville Dramatic Club
3pera House, Friday,
March 8th, 8.30 p. m.
CAST 4*.
dr. John Smith .. Mr. Arthur T. Hart
drs. John Smith..Miss H&ttle Hunter
lev. John Smith ... Mr. J. M. Ramsay
drs. Rev. John Smith
Miss Rose Lindsay
Jol. John Smith....Mr. Baxter Riddle
diss Fotheringay
Miss Margaret Sandlfer
dr. Dick Desmond..Mr. Harry Moore
drs. Pontlng Miss Julia Smith
iergt. Duffel...Mr. Robt. Lindsay, Jr.
rickets On 8?le at J. Q. WRAY?S. .
leserved Seats?60 Cta.; General Ad- L
mission?35 Cta.; Children under 12
?25 Cts. *T
The patronage of the STAR THEArRE
is constantly Increasing. This
Towing patronage is due to the fact
hat the STAR THEATRE Is now
SERVICE ever given in Yorkvllle.
ve are snowing ruf uka_l>k flu'URES
EVERY NIQHT?Pictures as
ood as you can see in the larger cities
nd towns. We warn your patronage.
Irlng the children. You will be aatsfled
with the service as our regular
atrons are.
tdmisaion?5 CT3. and 10 CT8.
New Programme Every Night. ?^

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