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? Mexico City, April 10: A thousand rifles and a large quantity of ammunition consigned by the Washington government to the American ambassador, designed for the use of American residents in the capital in an emergency, arrived here today from Vera Cruz. They were still in the custom house tonight. The guns will be sold to Americans desiring them, at a cost of forty pesos ($20) each, including 200 rounds of ammunition. Hundreds of rifles have been spoken for. Seventy representatives of the American colony at the annual meeting of the organization known as "The Society of the > American Colony" today took cogni' zance of published attacks on Ambassador Wilson in certain newspapers of the United States and elected the ambassador honorary president and passed a resolution indorsing hifc management of American affairs in Mexico. wfootor has lust issued a statement of weights of 11.695.047 bales of cotton handled at ports and across the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac rivers overland to American manufacturers out of the cotton belt during the months of September to March, inclusive, showing an average per bale of 518.77 pounds against 516.84 for the same period last year. The state averages are: Texas ports 528.03 against 527.90 last year; Louisiana ports 526.26 against 522.02 last year; Alabama ports 528.54 against 524.74 last year; Georgia ports 510.62 against 500.22 last year: South Carolina ports 497 against 495 last year; North Carolina ports 490 against 490 last year; Virginia ports 490 against 490 last year; Tennessee, etc., 525.19 against 527.25 last year. These averages are. as stated, of cotton handled at ports and overland based on official returns to the secretaries and superintendents of the exchanges and exports at ports, etc., in the states named. ? Pittsburg. Pa.. April 10: Governor Woodrow Wilson addressed a Democratic mass meeting here tonight and devoted much of his time to affairs of this state. He told his audience that its government is being perverted to the private use of small groups of men. but that "Pennsylvania is awakening to the fact that its people are always being cheated somehow by somebody. Her voters have been so often and so universally disappointed that they are beginning to look at the instruments in their hands and ask, 'do we go through a mockery when we go to the polls?'" Gov. Wilson said that there was a wave of protest spreading over the country which means that men are tired of thinking ineffectually. "They are tired of leaders who do not move," he said. "We are in a preliminary campaign. I would like to forget personalities. I would like to forget myself. The question is, are the people going to choose their leaders at the national conventions or are the politicians? We can nQt discuss the trusts or the tariff or anything else until this is settled. If the leaders are to be named by messages from some headquarters, then we might as well adjourn, for these will be the last conventions of the kind that will ever be held. Before another campaign evejy state In the Union will have preference presidential primaries." ? The threat of the flood has produced a strained situation along the Mississippi river. While officials of the state and the levee board on the opposite sides of the great stream are co-operating, yet property owners are jealous of the prerogatives handed down by the customs of years. River pilots in charge of steamers that have resumed operations between Memphis and points south say their jobs are anything but enviable in this flood period. If a steamer runs close to the levee on either side of the river, invariably the boat's pilot house is riddled with shot and it is regarded merelv as a friendlv warning to shift nearer the centre or the other side of the stream. When the river rises to a point that it laps the levee tops a wave from the wake of a steamer might have sufficient force to smash the embankment. Before the erosion could be checked the flood might cut a great gash in the dyke. The purser of the steamer Kate Adams, told Wednesday of an experience the boat encountered thirty miles south of Memphis. To avoid treacherous currents the pilot of the Adams had shifted his course nearer the Arkansas shore. Directly a party of men appeared at the top of the levee. They hailed the pilot. The men on the levee shouted through a megaphone. The pilot called back that he could not understand. In a minute a hail of bullets from long range rifles cracked about the woodwork in the pilot house. Then the steamer's wheelsman understood. He shifted his steamer back into midstream. ? Statistics compiled by the interstate commerce commission are direct; ing popular attention strongly to the large numbers of people who are annually killed and injured while trespassing on the property of the railways of i the United States. Referring to this subject in an address delivered before the Railroad club of Richmond, Va.. recently. President Finley of the South'j ern Railway company, said: "While speaking on the subject of preventable i accidents, let me call attention to the great loss of life on American railways by trespassers on railway property. I will make no mention of the thousands of cases of personal injuries sustained annually by persons trespassing on railway property, in connection with ! which the railways are called upon to ? pay out annually large sums, or of the great damage done to railway property caused by acts of trespassers. I will simply refer to the loss of life. The statistics of the interstate commerce commission show that no les than 51,083 people were killed while trespassing on the property of the railways of this country during the ten years, 1902-1911. and that out of the total number of people. 10,396, killed I for the year ended June 30, 1911, 5.284, or more than 50 per cent, were tres? passers. The railways, at an expense of millions of dollars for the installation of block signals, have carried the 'l prevention of collisions so far that the total number of passengers and employees killed in such accidents annually is about 400. While we should | I aim. through greater efficiency of operation. to eliminate these accidents entirely. is it not worth while for the governments to take some action to stop the evil of trespassing which costs an average of over 5,000 lives annually. If for no other reason than for the protection of those who participate in it, trespassing should lie abolished in [ some way. I mention this in the hone ' that not only those interested In the welfare and prosperity of our railways, y hut in the welfare of the nation, will do everything that is within their power to aid in bringing about the enactment of such reasonable and helpful I legislation as will result in a grreat saving of life, and at the same time, re? lieve the railways of the country of ropsiderable trouble and expense." ? Mobile, Ala., April 10: Thousv ands of persons have been killed and whole Indian villages swept away by the eruption of Chiriqui peak, near Bocas Del Toro, in Honduras, according to the story of Capt. Olisvik of :< the United Fruit steamer Fort Mort; gan, which arrived here today. This is the first time this mountain was ever known to be active. The fiames shot very high and the smoke and ashes were blown far out to sea. The ' property loss is reported to be heavy, v (.'apt. Olisvik of the Fort Morgan, in describing the scene, says that it was * the most terrifying imaginable. The I sea was torn up and the islanders f were up to their necks in deep water. It is reported that the shock of eruption is being felt at Culebra cut. Panama canal, and men on the Fort Morgan say that the water in the cut, according to the reports reaching Bocas. has risen two feet within the past 7 few days. This is* attributed, they say, to the volcanic action. With regard to the eruption of Chiriqui peak, Capt. Olisvik said: The Fort Morgan was lierthed at the Almirante I wharf, about fourteen miles from Bocas Del Toro, on the morning of April 5, loading bananas when about ' 4 o'clock the eastern sky blazed forth i and a great rumbling was heard. looking in that direction. I saw grreat :< volumes of fire shooting high. It $ seemed. The natives, who had been L loading the ship all night were ter, ror-strlcken. some of the men fell on their knees and prayed. All work was suspended for several hours as the people watched the volcano. I learned before leaving that the third of a row of mountain peaks, situated about a mile from us, had burst Into flames or had turned into a volcano. The peaks were southeast of the Fort Morgan and are called Chiriqui. The peak that became active was the highest of the number, its height being estimated at 2,340 feet above sea level. The base of the mountain and its slopes are inhabited by a number of Indian villages. It is supposed that these have been totally destroyed by the lava. When day came the flames disappeared and a great cloud of smoke hovered over the country for miles around. The mountain peak is above the sky line and it was thought that the flames were obscured by a cloud. Soon after the volcano was seen the Fort Morgan was caught by a great current and tore at her moorings. When we got out in the open sea great rocks and shoals were sticking out of the water in places where before we hr d navigated the vessel. Small islands could be seen all around the shore. I can't see how high the names oursi irom me uiuuinaui uui It seemed like three or four miles. I never saw such a sight in my life. I have been running to Bocas Del Toro for a number of years, and about two years ago when a party of Swiss scientists were in that country, one of them had predicted that the very peak would burs' into an eruption in less than two years. The prediction has come true." ihf ^(orkvillf (Inquirer. Entered at the Postofflce In Torkville as Mall Matter of the Second Class. TORKVILLE. B. O.t ^ FRIDAY. APRIL 12, 1912. Mr. Bryan says he will support either Wilson or Clark, but he will not stand for Harmon. The truth of the charge made some time ago that the re-actionary element of the Democratic party is for "anything to beat Wilson" is more evident every day. Party expression through preferential primaries seems to carry more weight than through conventions. Conventions are so much more easy to manipulate than the whole people. Some of the leading Woodrow Wilson papers are charging that Clark's victory in Illinois was the result largely of a combination with W. R. Hearst. It is a fact that Clark was supported hv th? Wonrst nnncre People who perform their whole duty to themselves and their families are generally more patriotic than most of those who claim to be working for the country, and they are worth more to society as a whole. It is beginning to look like Colonel Roosevelt is entitled to a revised estimate. The carrying of a state like Illinois is calculated to raise doubts as to whether the very practical Republican party will deem it advisable to try to make the colonel take a back seat. The Alabama Democrats have nominated Mr. Underwood as their candidate for president; but at the same time Mr. Underwood has not failed to cinch another nomination for congress. He is reasonably sure of being able to go back to congress, but as to the other matter? well, he is not throwing away any chances. What is Yorkville doing to battle with its vicious mosquito??Charleston Post. We would almost rather put up with the mosquito than to be compelled to quarantine against dear old Charleston. However, it is to be hoped that the Charleston people, when they leave home this summer for mountain air, will put balls and chains on their mosquitoes. The Columbia State has acted on the suggestion that it had close at hand some material for an article on the wide-openness of the "square meal, plenty-to-drink" town and published a few hints along that line. While of course, the article could have been a little fuller and a little rougher without violent injustice to the subject, still it serves very well to sustain the point that has been made by people who claim that the pot is pretty nearly as black as the kettle. The Charleston Post wants to know J whether Mr. C. Oliver Iselin, who wantled to lvnch the people who were whis pering statements to the effect that it was Frederick O. Beach who assaulted his wife at Aiken, will now attempt to lynch the state of South Carolina, which is making the same charge somewhat openly. Of course it does not necessarily follow that the allegations in the warrant that has been issued for Beach are true; but if Beach comes back, as by all means he should, if he is innocent, the trial will probably develop all the facts. As the result of the preferential primary in Illinois, Roosevelt wins over Taft by a big majority and Champ Clark wins over Wilson. The vote in Cook county, which includes the city of Chicago, was about 8 to 5 between Roosevelt and Taft, in favor of the former, and in the state the vote in favor of Roosevelt ran as high as 5 to 1, making the general average about 5 to 2. Champ Clgrk beat Wilson about 4 to 1 in Chicago, and outside of Chicago the proportion was about 8 to 5. The vote polled for Senator LaFollette was small. A friend encloses a copy of an "endless prayer," to which is attached a promise of blessing upon all who will copy and send to nine others; and also a threat of misfortune to those who fail. The information is also given that the thing started "in the time of Jesus." We do not know when this nonsense started, but we fear it will last till Jesus comes.?Baptist Courier. There are few editors in the land probably, who have not had to deal with the endless chain prayer referred to. From time to time people bring it in with requests so wistfully urgent as to make refusal difficult and embarrassing. The unusually happy dismissal that the Baptist Courier gives the matter, strikes a sympathetic chord. The price of cotton is advancing steadily and there is strong sentiment on the speculative exchanges that figures will go much higher. The Mis-1 sissippi flood is assigned as one reason for the stiffening of prices; but that is onlv one reason. Another reason is the claim that the remnant of the crop is legitimately worth a great deal more than it has been bringing., especially because of the strong probability that the acreage is going to be reduced. Still another element of the situation that is not to be forgotten is that an advance in price now stimulates increased acreage, and it is worth the while of the spinners to pay enough advance to ensure an increase In the acreage. As to whether or not there was any Justice in the act of Governor Blease in removing Mr. Rhame, we are not prepared to say. According to our understanding of the matter from the facts so far developed, we are unable to see that Mr. Rhame has laid himself liable to removal. Further developments, however, may make the situation appear differently. The question of the governor's power in the premises, along with the justice of his action, will no doubt be decided by the courts, and it is very well to leave it for such settlement. Mr. H. W. Fraser, who has been appointed to succeed Mr. Rhame is a man of high character and fine ability, fully competent to discharge the duties of the office, with perfect fairness to all concerned. Four years ago Mr. Blease went on the trail of Governor Ansel, made speeches and commenced raising a dust and people said Governor Ansel should meet him and fight Some said that but others said that Blease's ranting did not deserve notice. Governor Ansel remained in his office, saying that he had his official duties to attend | to. He did not get into the campaign until the campaign was well on. In faet he had to be prodded into the canvass by his friends, who were really becoming alarmed. Now Judge Jones is conducting a canvass very much like that which Governor Blease was conducting four years ago. Governor Blease is staying in his office part of the time and part of the time he is out making speeches on his own hook. The papers that defended Ansel for not meeting Blease before the canvass actually commenced, are now lambasting Governor Blease for not going on the stump to meet Jones. It is more or less funny how people look at things sometimes. While Sidna Allen, the Hillsboro ruffian, seems "to have gotten away with it," for the time being, there need be no fear that his seeming good fortune is more than apparent. Through lawless disregard of the rights of others Allen was able to accumulate sufficient wealth to surround himself with many of the comforts of life; but his character, conduct and habits were such as to preclude a proper enjoyment of the things he possessed. He was never able to appreciate the relation of his possessions to the law and order of that civilization to which even he was a debtor. He had no other idea than that bullying ruffianism was the only key to the respect of his fellows and it was his blind faith in this notion that lead to his final undoing. He may have escaped immediate accountability to the law he has outraged; but it is very easy to imagine how miserable he must be. As reckless and brave as he was in the days of his prosperous domination over his more peaceful fellowmen, now that he has been stripped of his possession and is a fugitive with a price upon his head, he can but be abjectly miserable. And worst of all, probably, the law will get him yet. Those in charge of the unveiling of the state monument to the women of the Confederacy in Columbia, failed to recognize the governor of the state by giving him the place in the programme to which he is properly entitled. The governor of the state is commander-in-chief of the military forces, and consequently there were no military forces at the unveiling. More than anything else it was a military occasion, and a military occasion without military furnishes a peculiar situation, to say the least of it. As to just how things have been managed The Enquirer has not definite information; but begs leave to offer a few suggestions. If the governor of the state was invited to take the place in the pro gramme that properly belonged to him, he should have accepted the invitation, and we are inclined to think he would have done so. The fact that the governor had no place in the programme leads us to suspect that he was not invited. We think he should have been invited. If the absence of the military is due to the failure of the committee to give the governor the recognition to which he is properly entitled. at least by virtue of the office, then there can be no reasonable criticism of the absence of the militia. The Boy Scouts. The boy scout movement is rapidly making headway in this country, and the number of scouts is increasing steadily. On Jan-uary 1 there were only 1,400 scout masters registered under the national organization and now there are about 4,500. The organization unit is a patrol of eight boys, but one scout master may have the direction of an indefinite number of patrols. The general purpose of the movemeht is to instruct boys in the mysteries and charms of outdoor life?to bring them intu closer touch with nature and to teach them how to take care of themselves under conditions where the strictly town bred boy would be helpless. One of the most fascinating features of the system from the boy standpoint is life in camp, and other features involve contact with the vegetable and animal kingdom as it exists in forest, field and stream. Much, of course, depends upon the scout masters, who should be men of character, experience, information and purpose, and whose association with and direction of the boys, are calculated to develop manliness and self-reliance, along with integrity of character and high aspiration. The boy scout idea has no connection with militarism, other than that the knowledge acquired in patrol work may sometime in after life be of value in possible military service. The idea of organizing one or more boy scout patrols with Yorkville as headquarters, has been under consideration among the boys for sometime and the probability is that it will soon materialize into practical results. ? Cadet Louis Itotterer of the Citadel academy, was killed in Charleston last Tuesday while serving as marker at target practice. He raised his head at the wrong time and was struck by a Krag-Jorgensen bullet. His death is thought to have been instantaneous. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Carroll Furniture Co.?Wants to supply you with screens for your windows and doors and suggests that you get them early. York Furniture Co.?Sells automobiles and automobile supplies and wants your business on this class of goods. J. C. Wilborn?Offers additional York county property, and also lands in Bamberg and Fairfield counties, and In Moore county, N. C. I. W. Johnson?Asks you to see him for coffees, teas, spices, hams, bacon, breakfast strips, snow white, etc. Herndon & Gordon?Talk about groceries, and also about notions, musical instruments, etc. First National * Bank, Yorkville?Addresses some pertinent remarks to young men on the question of saving. National Union Bank, Rock Hill?Tells you that your future may depend on your having a little capital. Save now. Cloud Cash Store?Calls special attention to clothing for men and boys and also to pants for boys and men. J. Q. Wray?Will put on special sale tomorrow and Monday a variety of seasonable goods at low prices. Klrkpatrick-Belk Co.?Says it has the goods in quantity, quality and variety and wants you to see its offerings before going elsewhere. I Thomson Co.-Makes HsKrtSfff ?r\X'r vote""" night. Bring your friends. Where Hon. J. 8. bsft afraTra. the Mententhaler made " Thret^n'^^'^^rwo XE ^Thfshow 'wMhSi "" Mav W fetjSSSSS Sw ttJe'SSund had heen well limed and Heavily manured. ^ ^ been-concernedIdOJ.??Mg J'WJJable flavor impart.edo m on C?UerndlttthrJSghd^ newspape^lnd a f^ai hL ^en satisfactory results. Itrial nas k __ uprndon, is simThe remedy, says Mr. 1Herndo* I molasses and rnea^rjrnnan^t feedk^ou't'TheS or an ff Jhar. are I commercial t Mr Herndon stores, but according to Mr. neniu I the meal and the purpose about as good a thing for in v * as is to be had. The tnmg^ of lt, |r?da inheTcna9n he^otarm In giving It I a trial. ABOUT PEOPLE. LsYr,?"roo.?~v I viSliiiiK Hickory Grove, Ls^nd^everal day^wlth her sister Miss Eva Good, in Yorkvme. Miss Lilian Cooper who hasten I has* returned To her home In WinstonI Salem, N. C. cSll^i<e inMisses Nannte B?ars and^udu ??nnes-Fer^son wedding In Union, las. I week. I THE DICTIONARY CONTEST. iEHTevKtlitoldtt'StSr distant helKhJmrhoods, andMgf I started l"8for a Imat e flght tor themselves, seeing their own ?et. ing slimmer, are transferrlng thelr ei srTrSC5S;SS-H^? this morning the voting stood as folloW8: , ... 1.460 Sutton's Spring 3 g90 I Bethany High School 2 460 Dixie 12/760 I Cotton Belt j 790 Conrad 2,620 Center 9 160 Hickory Grove 9 380 Forest Hill 1^0 Hopewell .13,520 Smyrna 610 Allison Creek im McElwee 3'620 Miner 1.680 Guthriesville g 090 Tirzah Clover 70 Free Silver lg 400 I Yorkville Graded ^ g39 660 I Newport WITHIN THE TOWN. I Commencing next Monday and un til September 15, a majority of the business houses will close their doors at 6 o'clock p. m. ? By means of a loan the deacons of the Associate Reformed church have completed arrangements for the erection of the handsome new building for which the contract was let recently, and the work will soon be under way. It is expected that the congregation will be in the new building before the close of the present year. ? There was a good job of cleaning up the town under the auspices of the board of health last year and although there is no definite way of estimating the extent of the actual results, there is no question of the fact that the work was wet! worth while. The board of health is now calling for another cleaning up and it is expected that the citizens will give their hearty co-operation. ? The patronage of the moving picture show is growing slowly but surely. When the weather is good there is a fairly good attendance through the week, but the largest turnouts are on Friday and Saturday nights. Proprietot Dorsett is giving very good pictures and first-class sendee; but he says he can and will improve the class of pictures with a little more patronage. MEAL AND HULLS, Mr. C. Frank Sherrer, of the City Market, Yorkville, who has for several years past been making a business of fattening beef cattle for use in his market, says he does not want anything better than meal and hulls for fattening purposes. Jhe hulls for roughness and the meal to put on flesh," is the way Mr. Sherrer puts it. "Of course there may be better and cheaper ways," says Mr. Sherrer; "but 1 have not been able to learn them yet. In fact, the meal and hull ration is so satisfactory that I have not troubled to look for anything else. "Some ]?eople say," went on Mr. Sherrer, "that rattle will do all they are going to do on a meal and hull ration in ninety days; but that has not been my experience. I have a few head of cattle that I have been feeding for six months on nothing but meal and hulls and they are still putting on weight." Asked as to whether cattle fed on meal and hulls made enough gain in Mesh to pay for the feeding and yield a profit, Mr. Sherrer said that he is not altogether sure. He could not say yes and he could not say no. He has arrangements to take care of the manure and recognizes the value of that; but, if the manure is left out, he is satisfied that there is.no profit In feeding. He finds, however, that unless he keeps a lot of cattle ahead, he cannot count on having the right kind of beeves for slaughter as he needs them. While the value of meal and hulls as food for cattle is beyond question, of course there comes in connection with the profitable feeding of cattle, whether for beef or dairy purposes, the matter of fluctuation in prices. During the past five weeks there has been an advance of about >9 a ton in the price of meal, and that cuts a figure in the feeding proposition. YORK'S CONFEDERATE DEAD. As many readers of The Enquirer are aware, this paper has been making efforts for a number of years past to perfect a list of the Confederate soldiers buried in the various cemeteries of York county. The list was first published on May 10, 1899, and as compiled for that occasion contained a total of 582 names. It was published again on May 10, 1907, with 875 names, and then again on May 9 of last year with 1,095 names. It is our purpose to republish this list on Friday, May 10, revised and corrected up to that date, and to the end that it may be as correct as possible, we are asking the assistance of all who may be interested. The method that has been followed heretofore for the correction of these lists, has been to send out proof-sheets of the names that have heretofore been reported from the different cemeteries and request the people who may be in tne Dpbi position to give trie imorination to make such additions as they can, and more especially to add the names of the veterans who have died within the previous twelve months. There is kept at this office a record of the veterans who pass away from time to time; but of course some are overlooked and where relatives or friends see proper to send in such names, their consideration will be duly appreciated. The Enquirer has a list of citizens residing in the various neighborhoods of the county who can be depended upon to revise and correct the lists we send them to the best of their ability; but at the same time we will be glad to furnish on application copies of our list of any particular cemetery to any one who may ask for the same, with the understanding, of course, that the applicants for such lists are to do the best they can toward correcting them. . COUNTY SCHOOL DAY, County School Day, first observed at Rock Hill a vear ago, is to be celebrated in that town again tomorrow, and from the preparations that have been going on for some weeks past, the outlook is that nearly all the schools in the county will be represented. The programme has appeared from time to time in The Enquirer. The visitors are to assemble at Wlnthrop college, where mental contests are to be held during the morning and after a picnic dinner served on the grounds,, the athletic contests will be held on the graded school campus in the afternoon. The Yorkville Graded school will go almost as a body, considerably more than a hundred strong. The following have been selected to represent the Yorkville schools in the various mental and physical contests: Declamation Contest?Robert Turner Allison and Frances Allein. Spelling?Lucille Moore and Ruth Ferguson. Sight Reading?Frances Witherspoon, Henry Herndon, Sallle Sandlfer. Arithmetic?Withers Adickes, Margaret Marshall, A. Carroll Grist. Hundred Yard Dash?George Burgess, Oscar Plaxico. High Jump?Russell Montgomery, Thomas Quinn. Broad Jump?Lesslle Thomasson. Blakely Flaxlco. _ Relay Race?George Burgess, iaaward Marshall, Lesslle Thomasson, Jack Faulconer, Lindsay Devlnney. Carl Gauldln, Dunne Thomas, Lewis Grist. Tug of War?Roy Phillips, Russell Montgomery, William Slmrll, Sewell Hartness, Thomas Moore, Dunne Thomas, Grady McClure, Bam Garrison. Long Throw?Sewell Hartness, CaH Gauldln. Quarter of a Mile Run?William Slmrll, Oscar Plaxlco. Walking Race?Margaret Marshall, Mary Louthlan. Obstacle Race?Claire Audrey, Elite Feemster. Potato Race?Nannie Plaxlco, Reola Youngblood. Relay Race?Nannie Plaxlco, Margaret Marshall, Claire Audrey, Esther Ashe, Elizabeth Grist, Annie Lee Moore, Sallie Feemster, Mell Burgess. Fifty Yard Dash?Esther Ashe, Elizabeth Grist. THE MARRIAGE RECORD. There had been 321 marriage licenses issued up to March 11, when the last previous Installment of the list was printed. Since then twenty-eight more licenses have been issued, making the total 349 up to April 8. The list of licenses Issued between March 11 and April 8 is as follows: March 11?Lewis Moore and Hattle Hive (colored). March 11?William Starnes and Eula Garvin (colored). March 12?Andy Hill and Sallie Black (colored). March 13?John S. Thomas and Bessie Devlnney. March 15?Stephen Crawford and Ellen Steele (colored). March 15?Washington Wilson and Jessie Anderson (colored). March 18?E. Marlon Faris and Mary Hudspeth. March 19?Sam McClurer and Esther Hardin (colored) . March 20?William Davis and Anna Harris (colored. March 22?Raymond Bryant and Mary Johnson (colored). "March 23?Robert McNeel and Marie McFadden (colored). March 25?Jesse Norman and Lillie Hope. March 25?Arthur Ritch and Maybelle Phillips. March 26?John Springs and Sallie Robinson (colored). March 26?Harvey Smith and Hattie McCleave (colored). March 27?Charley F. Haston and Lola Rector. March 29?Ed Williams and Maggie Barber (colored). March 30?Gadaroy Moore and Lindsay Williams (colored). March 30?Clarence Hudson and Bertha J. Alexander (colored). April 1?Will Love and Odessa Moore. April 1?William D. Hardin and Edna Ramsey. April 1?Rufus Simmons and Agnes Crawford (colored). April 3?George Gather and Hattle E. B. Alston (colored). April 3?James Crawford and Nannie Love (colored). April 6?Ernest Wilson and Zola Adams (colored). April 6?Eddie Thompson and Viola Lytle (colored). April 6?Ernest Williams and Susie Burris (colored). April 8?Monroe Wilson and Paisie Wylle (colored). THEY ARE WORKING. It was a dreary prospect that greeted the traveler along the country roads of York county ten days ago. In whatever direction the scene from the roadside was practically the same?some little land that was broken last fall, but more often the undisturbed cotton and corn stalks that were left from the previous crops. Here and there were green from some volunteer growth, wild onions, as apt as not; but nowhere evidence of preparations for another crop. The situation was indeed gloomy. But now everything is changed. The farmers have been at work for a week or ten days, and they have already torn up practically the whole country. The corn and cotton stalks are gone, and the fields on which they stood now show vast stretches of freshly turned earth, laid off in rows and often planted, cotton in most instances and In some cases corn. And the work is still going. Where harrowing was necessary or desirable that has generally been done, and is still being followed by the turn plows, the guano distributers and the cotton and com planters. The traveler who ten days ago was unable to escape the blues, now gets inspiration and energy by the vigorous activity everywhere in evidence. And it is wonderful what a change has come over the methods of the farmers during the present generation. Fifteen or twenty years ago, with weather conditions such as have prevailed this spring, the farmers would have been able to see in the prospects but little else than ruin. With their little spike-tailed mulee and bull tongue 1 plows they could have hardly hoped to I get their land broken and their crops In before the grass had taken their farms. Then the farmers knew no better. But now the same situation is little more than a joke. With the big mules, the 1 turn plows, the harrows, the cotton and corn planters and other Implements of today, the same farmer does within forty-eight hours what he formerly could not do in a week, and before three more weeks are gone by everybody will have forgotten that this season's start was late. i LOCAL LACONICS. Prisoners In Jail. The following prisoners are In jail awaiting trial on the charges named, i at the approaching court of general sessions, which convenes next Monday: Jim Haines, soliciting labor; James Williams, larceny; Tom Brown, forgery: Reuben McCoy, murder; Ed Montgomery, selling whisky; H. Etheridge, forgery; Lindsay Jackson, Roy Burris, Jim Sanders, Sallie Massey, Mag Hood, Ollls Evans, Ross White, Will White, Ezel Page, housebreaking and larceny. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? John G. Capers has announced his Intention to be a candidate for congress in the Fourth district against Joseph T. Johnson. Capers says he expects to get his votes from people who have come Into the district from North Carolina and Tennessee, mainly to work in the cotton mills. Columbia, April 10: The state uemocrauc executive committee met here tonight and called the state convention for May 15. The county conventions were called for May 6, and the club meetings for Saturday, April 27. Gen. Wllle Jones, for fourteen years state chairman, announced his retirement. South Carolina's latest county, Jasper, was recognized when the committeeman from that county was seated. The meeting tonight Is the last meeting to be held by this executive committee. A new committee will be elected by the county conventions and will hold its first meeting on May 14. ? So far as is definitely known, says a Columbia dispatch, there will be no movement in the state Democratic convention, to be held here on May 15, to restrict the primary. If Ira B. Jones, candidate for governor, has enough influence, he will kill any effort to place a restriction about the primary law. Judge Jones believes that every Democratic voter In the state should be given his right to vote and that none should be ruled out by requiring the state registration certificate for voting. The restriction of the primary means simply the application of the state election law to the primary election. To apply this law would eliminate many thousands of votes in South Carolina. Judge Jones has so expressed this view of the situation in his addresses in the Piedmont section of the state, and has made the declaration that he will fight any effort made in the state convention to restrict the primary. ? Gaffney, April 10: Northbound train No. 12 of the Southern Railway Jumped the track about two miles south of GafTney this afternoon at 4 o'clock. No one was Injured and aside from tearing up the track no damage was done. The train was running about ten minutes late and was making a little above schedule time at the time of the wreck. The accident occurred on a curve and the train ran for a distance of 400 yards before it was brought to a stop, cross ties and bolts being cut and damaged. Engineer Black was driving the engine and Conductor Cannon was in charge of the train. The engineer states that he was making only about thirty miles an hour anc that the accident must have been caured by an obstruction on the track. Superintendent Hungerford and special agents of the ?*o ilt?Ao A nwn nnnt An tKo QAOna avom. [ i am wau ai c uun un 1.11c ocvmo cam*** inlng Into the cause of the wreck. All traffic has been tied up for the afternoon. the New York and New Orleans limited, northbound, being the first train to pass through. Traffic was resumed about 9 o'clock. . ?Gaffney special of April 10, to the Spartanburg Herald: The great council of the Improved Order of Red Men which has been in session in this city, adjourned yesterday afternoon, after what has been pronounced by the members to be one of the most enjoyable meetings that the order has ever held. The visiting delegates and officials of the order have been entertained In right royal fashion by the local lodge, Modoc Tribe No. 20, and the people of the city at large. No efforts have been spared In making this convention one to be remembered by those delegates who attended and there have been many complimentary references on the part of the members to the hospitality of Gaffney folk. At the meeting held on Monday evening Governor Blease made a report as great representative of the great council of the United States, and delivered an address as well. The great council went into executive session yesterday morning and aside from a trip of sight-seeing over the city, the entire day was taken up by deliberations of this body. It had been expected that the session would continue throughout today, but owing to the fact that the great council of the United States of the Red Men will meet in Charleston next year, and the promise of $1,000 in funds from the state council, it was deemed advisable to adjourn last night. In round numbers it cost the great council about $400 per day for every day they are in session and thus there will be that much saved for the $1,000 promised by adjourning one day earlier than had been expected. The coming of the great council of the United States to South Carolina is worthy of mention. This is the first time since the war between the states that the great council has ever decided to hold a convention south of the Mason and Dixon line, and the people of South Carolina, as well as the natives of the City by the Sea, will rejoice in the fact that the body has decided to hold their deliberations in South Carolina. The coming of this great council has been the main topic discussed by the delegates here today. The order of Red" Men will most certainly do their part, and if Charleston and South Carolina come up to the mark set by the Indians of South Carolina, it will be one of the most successful conventions ever held. Today the Red Men are departing on every train for their homes. ? Aiken special of April 10, to the 1 Columbia State: Solicitor B. L. Gunter was very much Incensed this morning when he learned that nearly all the witnesses for the state who 1 have been bound over in the Beach case had been corralled by the law .vers lor me aeiense, meir millionaire employers in some instances having j appeared in person at the magistrate's office and stood their bonds, then openly advised these witnesses to go direct to the office of Beach's lawyer. ; "I consider that an unfair advantage," declared Solicitor Gunter, who stated I that he had shown Beach every con- i sideration in this matter and had been disposed to accept any reason- 1 able sort of guarantee that Beach 1 would return here in sixty days' time 1 in lieu of pressing the matter of his i extradition from Europe. "We don't < want to cause Beach any unnecessary I humiliation." He said today's develop- I ments however, may mean a change < in tactics. One of Beach's lawyers I stated to Mr. Gunter that Mr. Beach i would be back in Aiken when he was ] wanted for triiy, to which Mr. Gunter l significantly replied: "I am positive of that." However, the solicitor, who i was not in a very amiable mood over 1 the matter of the witnesses, did not i care to state this afternoon just what ] he Is doing toward bringing Beach back nor what his next move will be. < "You may rest assured that we mean business," he said, "we mean to have him here." Solicitor Gunter also stat- ' ed to some of Beach's friends that should Beach return to Aiken and ex- < press a willingness to enter a plea of t guilty to the charge against him at the June term of court, he would recommend to the judge that the plea < be accepted in which event the judge would assess a small fine, probably less than $100. All the evidence in 1 the case has been turned over to the solicitor. Solicitor Gunter was arous- < ed from his bed at a late hour last night when a dispatch from a i firm of New York lawyers who have ] been retained in the case for the de- I fense was read to him. The New York e lawyers wanted to know what steps the solicitor would take to bring ( Beach back to Aiken, but the solicitor would not state. Special Agent Baughn stated this afternoon that he was at work on a newly discovered trail which promises, he said, to develop additional testimony but would not say what it was. He did state positively, however, that if Pearl Hampton, the negro woman, persisted in her refusal to give any information concening the events of that night In February when both she and Mrs. Beach were attacked by the same man she will be prosecuted at the June term of court as an accessory before the fact. ? Columbia, April 11: The memorial to the Confederate Women of South Carolina, erected by the state, was unveiled here at noon today with appropriate ceremonies and before a crowd representing every section of the state. The monument, erected on the State House grounds, is a beautiful work of the sculptor's art, and represents the first memorial ever erected independently by a state to women. General Irvine Walker, commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans, turned the monument over to the custody of the Daughters of the Confederacy and then introduced the orator of the occasion, MaJ. Joseph W. Barnwell of Charleston, S. C. The ceremonies opened with a prayer by Rev. J. G.1 Richards, chaplain of the Tenth South Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America. Then followed the n,l/1..ASo K,r HASAiinl TTnllrA* </|/riiiii6 auuicoo ujr ucuciat ti amci, chairman of the monument commission. He was In turn followed by the orator. Major Barnwell. The monument was unveiled at an appropriate time during the address of Major Barnwell. The unveiling was followed by the firing of an artillery salute by the German artillery of Charleston. A musical programme then came and finally the benediction by Rev. F. O. S. Curtis. A picked company of cadets from Clemson college camped on the grounds near the location of the monument and took part in the exercises. Conspicuous among the attendants at the exercises were many of the women who lived during the civil war and had borne the burdens of the strife that the monument commemorated. They occupied seats of honor and wore badges supplied by the local chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy. This afternoon a reception to the state president. Daughters of the Confederacy, the officers of the South Carolina Chapters, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the regents of the state chapters. Daughters of the American Revolution, will be given by the two local chapters, Daughters of the Confederacy. in the Metropolitan club from 4.30 to 6.30 o'clock. It is expected that not less than 300 guests will be present. The monument was designed by F. Wellington Ruckstuhl of New York. The central figure depicts a southern woman, dignified and beautiful, waiting to be crowned with laurel by a figure in the rear. On either side are other figures representing the south, bearing laurel at the heroine's feet The most Important Inscription on the - monument says: "In this monument generations unborn shall hear the voice of a great people testifying to the sublime devotion of the women of South Carolina in their country's need." The State House corridor had been elaborately decorated and a luncheon was served to the guests of honor. ? Columbia State, Wednesday: Nobody hears the rattle of poker chips on Main street and there are very few who can say that "it is easy to get a drink in Columbia." It is easy to get a drink In Columbia if one "knows the ropes," but a stranger in the "square meal town" would not find tire clinking glasses, the restaurants with their screen doors in the rear. and signs blazoned on the white way as a guide to the thirsty. Visitors to the city are perfectly safe and will not be insulted by the offer of alcoholic stimulants should they go to a restaurant on Main street in Columbia. Investigations have shown that at no restaurant on the principal thoroughfare can whisky be obtained and there is a standing order that drinking is not allowed either at the table or in the kitchen. Waiters in some of these restaurants know where to get the "stimulants," but permission must be obtained to drink anything brought in and permission Is refused if a lady is present. On the block between Lady and Washington streets on Main street there are four hallways kept open until midnight, and sometimes until one o'clock. On the second floor a stranger, if properly directed, would face a pine counter bar and the man behind said pine counter would serve said stranger with a drink of so-called whisky or beer. The beer is taken from an ice box, the whisky is taken from a shelf and the water, served free with the whisky, is taken from a cooler. In some of these places there are lemons, cigarettes and towels. On the block there is not a pool table and no racing charts, although it is stated by those who have kept up with the "ponies" in the City by the Sea, it is possible to place bets by telephone or telegraph or by word of mouth at a resort opposite the Skyscraper where some newspapers and soft drinks are sold. There is very little doing on Assembly street, if open games are considered signs of prosperity. During the gathering of the horsemen almost anybody (anybody means those who do not wear blue coats or the sjgns of authority) could stroll up stairs over a livery stable not far from Lady street and place their bets if strollers understood the game. Now, however, the place Is dark and those who wish to back a high or low card or care to play the festive wheel are in Charleston or elsewhere where the "sport of kings" is a feature. Probably the best equipped club, or place where drinks can be obtained, in the city is on Washington street, not far from the Carolina National bank. This club Is comfortably fitted, mission furniture being the design, and there is little difficulty in getting not only whisky or beer, but mixed drinks with cherries on the side. It has been raided several times when the clubs on Main street were taken in, but seems to be a paying proposition. No games are conducted there, and the place Is chartered. On upper Main street, not far from the postoffice, there is another club, well furnished and equipped, supplying the refreshments other than straight whisky or cold beer. With the exception of four places on Main street, between Lady and Washington streets, a place on Washington street, not far from Main, a place on Main street, not far from the postofflce, nothing was found that might be called offensive. These places are on the second floor of buildings occupied; no gambling was seen, and the equipment seemed to be crude, and in the language of prohibition territory were "speak easies." Charged With Libeling Congressmen. ?Henry W. A. Page, a well-to-do \*ew York commission merchant and Importer of linens and cottons, was arrested at- his place of business last Tuesday on a Federal warrant from the District of Columbia, charging him with libeling Representative Henry D. Clayton of Alabama, chairman of the house committee on Judijiary, and other members of congress. Page took his arrest coolly, In fact he requested that the Federal ! officers be notified that he was waiting for the arrival of officers. When arraigned, he gave $5,000 bail for his appearance in Washington, where he will go without fighting extradition. In the indictment, which contains three counts. Page is charged with having circulated alleged libellous matter in a pamphlet, bearing a title page as follows: "The crime of the Hon. Henry D. ; Clayton. i "Congressmen cotnmit perjury." On the title page% these captions < were followed by these questions: i "Q. Do congressmen take a solemn jath to defend the constitution against , ill its enemies?" "A. Yes." i "Q. Do congressmen keep this i jath?" i "A. No." I "Q. Why do not congressmen keep i :his solemn oath?" 1 "A. Because all congressmen are , :rooks." I This pamphlet, addressed to all the i members of the house committee on I ludiciary. was circulated among all < :he meml>ers of the Sixty-first con- 1 tress. 1 SIDNA ALLEN E8CAPE8. Correspondent Believes That Hillsville p Outlaw Has Left County. "All the newspaper correspondents have left Hillsville," said E. K. Meade, the correspondent of the New York World, who stopped over in Spartanburg today. Mr. Meade made a seventy mile scout with a possee of detectives yesterday, and was convinced later that there was no immediate chauce of a capture. He writes as follows for the Journal: "As a matter of fact Sidna Allen has succeeded in his attempt to leave Carroll county. There is every evidence to show that he broke through the lines M of the detectives two days ago, escaped through Mount Airy, N, C.. and from there went west. "Detective spies are hot on his trail and it is only a matter of time before he is captured. Sidna deserted Wesley Edwards before he left the mountains and the capture of the latter is expect- ^ ed at any time. "While martial law has not been declared in Carroll county It exists practically there. Detectives who have been lead on many wild rides in stormy weather through Intentionally given misinformation planned to with- A draw them from some particular place, quicKiy learned me lesson ana in ijarroll of late, It has proven a pretty unhealthy business to misinform the detectives. They have a way there of retaliating. "The last real track that the Baldwin-Pelts people have had of Sidna Al- f Ien came two days ago through a typical moonshine signal. Detective Franklin was scouring the country, accompanied by the World correspondent back of Ward's gap. With this party were Detectives Brim, Lucas and Edwards. While galloping down a road known only to a few and used exclusively by blockade runners. Detective Franklin noticed a white rag tied to a bush, with two knots pointing up a rugged peak. "He dismounted and examined the knots. " 'Boys, get through that hill,' he told (ps the posse. ' "With less time than it takes to tell the possemen had left their horses and with rifles held In front of them and revolvers loosed in their holsters were going up the hillside, taking advantage of every tree stump and possl- ^ ble fortification as they ran. "It was a vain search, however. There were no outlaws, but down in a clump of laurels, not far from the obscure mountain trail was a basket filled with provisions. In gulleys, under shelving rocks and in ditches detectives lay throughout the day waiting for the clansmen to appear for their provisiona It was a useless \ wait They had been "tipped off" by blockade runners. "There Is many false and wild reports from Hillsville. But the World correspondent is reliably informed that Sidna Allen has left the country and If he is captured it will be somewhere outside of Carroll county."? Spartanburg Journal, Wednesday. MERE-MENTION. Seven stones, weighing 1,000 pounds M/>h fall frnm tha third flnnr rvf a New Tork building Monday, and crushed two workmen to death Lancaster, Pa, health authorities are wrestling' with an epidemic of measles. With 550 cases so far reported, thirty cases are dally increasing the totaL Pennsylvania statistics show that there are more deaths from the effects of measles than from scarlet fever or dlph- ^ theria. John L. Hoffman and Ar- W thur L. Ryerson, Tale university students, were killed near Philadelphia on Monday, by being thrown from an automobile. ..Fire was discovered on board the steamship Ontario, Baltimore to Boston, early Monday morning and :m was beached on Montauk Point. All W of the passengers were taken off by tug boats which had been summoned by wireless telegraphy. The fire started in a lot of cotton stored in one of the holds of the vessel and the ship is practically a total losa Seven women and children were killed in a fire panic at Avesnes, France, Monday An Allentown, Pa., woman, M yearn jk old, has been sentenced to prison for one year because she had married too many men. She has ten husbands.... Indications are that the Pennsylvania coal miners will reject the proposed compromise of five per cent increase in wages offered by the operators. The real contention of the miners is for % recognition of the union. This, the operators say positively they wil not do. Peter Gaullwlcz, 22 years old, convicted of burglary at Hempstead, Long Island, Monday, was sentenced to serve forty years In prison. The judge told the prisoner that he considered him the worst criminal in New Tork. ....It is stated from Washington that Wickers ham will not remain in the cabinet af*er the expiration of President Taft's present term even though Mr. Taft be re-elected Tom Miles. a negro, 25 years of age, was lynched at Shreveport, Ta... last Tuesday for writing an insulting note to a white woman A ferry boat loaded with ? about 30 people, was sunk in the Nile near Cairo, Egypt, last Monday, as the result of a collision with a Nile steamer, and more than a hundred people lost their lives There is a nroDO sitlon before congress to sell the Jamestown exposition grounds to the government for $2,500,000 The president on Tuesday signed a bill creating a bureau of child labor in the department of commerce and labor Major ~ General Frederick Dent Grant died at m the Hotel Brunswick, New York, last night, of heart failure. He was the oldest son of the late U. S. Grant, the eighteenth president of the United States The Mexican rebels have executed an American gunner named Thomas Fountain, who was captured at ' 4* the battle of Parral and the state department is highly indignant over the affair, calling it an outrage. The New York Democrats will send an unInstructed delegation to the Baltimore convention The Mississippi flood situation remains practically unchanged. Duncan Will Testify.?W. J. Shelton of Columbia, sent the Columbia State . the following communication under date of April 10: ^ I have talked with John T. Duncan of this city as to his knowledge of 4 graft, etc. I am sure, if summoned, he x | will appear and furnish the investigating committee with valuable information, also give the names of others who can give that committee facts as to those who were benefitted by graft in the old winding-up commission. The people are tired of the frequent and expensive meetings of the investigating committee and its adjournment without . nnv results. If facts are what the com mittee wants, then have John T. Duncan summoned, and ne will give them. Running In Relays.?Since Clark defeated Wilson in the Illinois primaries, the newspapers that have been oppos- V ing Wilson cry out with one voice, "That ends the Wilson boom." This is the first opportunity they have had to end the Wilson boom since it started. The combination against Wilson is working overtime. A fair field and no favors for Democratic possibilities would be brought about if all of them ?Wilson, Harmon, Clark and Underwood?would agree to enter all the primaries. The combination don't want to take chances in that way. It is Wilson, who takes all the jumps while the others only enter where the course is f familiar. They are running against Wilson in relays.?Spartanburg Herald. Sans and Sensible.?Our friends that are so zealous for Judge Jones, ^ are complaining of the conservative ? newspapers which are not losing their shirts in the contest between Judge Jones and Governor Blease, but they are endeavoring to keep a clear head and the columns of their newspapers free from misrepresentations of either candidate.. Because of this very proper course .some of the Jones organs would have us to either "cuss out" the Judge or give him support. So far as this newspaper is concerned, it will conduct its editorial policy as its editor sees fit. At the same time It will always give expression to its choice of ^ men when the proper time comes, but ^ J of all things it will not do, it will not permit itself to be twitted into abusing Judge Jones or any other candidate for public office. If the occasion demands, it will criticise the public utterances of Judge Jones or of any can- ^ 3 id ate, and this we hope we can do ^ without resorting to abuse or falseaood.?Manning Time*.