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? A revision by the department of agriculture of its preliminary estimate of the areas planted to cotton last year, based on the results of a special investigation and the census bureau's report of the quantity of cotton ginned that season, placed the 1911 acreage at 36,681,000 instead of 35,004,000 acres, as estimated by the department last June. On these revised figures the department will base its estimate of the acreage planted to cotton this year. The report is scheduled for issuance i Tuesday. June 4, at noon. The yield i of cotton per acre in 1911 Is estimated at 207 pounds, the largest on record since 1867 with one exception, 1898; compared with 107.7 pounds in 1910 and 154.3 pounds in 1909. The area picked last year was about 36,045,00 acres, about 1.7 per cent of the planted area having been abandoned. ? The senate committee on agriculture on Wednesday ordered favor- J ably reported the bill introduced by Senator Smith, of South Carolina, to prohibit trading in cotton futures ex- ? cept for legitimate purposes. It would provide that each grade of cotton contracted for must be speci fled in the contract. Under its terms the sellers of contracts for future delivery would have the option to deliver one grade above or one grade below the grade contracted for, the difference in price to be the actual commercial difference obtained the day previous to the contract settlement The bill specifically exempts from its operation sales made by types of cotton, and restricts the act to interstate commerce. It would penalize interstate communication by mail, telegraph and express regarding transmission of information as to ' illegal future dellveriea ? Charging them with the murder of Myrtle Hawkins, the Henderson county, N. C., grand Jury on Wednesday returned true bills against Nora Britt and Lizzie Shaft of Asheville. The bills, containing a new count, four in all, including Ave other persons heretofore indicted in the case. After the McCalls and Bradleys were indicted by the grand Jury ' a few months ago the Shaft and Britt < women were bound over by a magis- j trate. The new bill charges first degree murder against the two women. c?eu. r?rauiey anu Auner oic^aii, mi;Call's wife and Boney Bradley are i charged with being accessory after ( the fact. The new count in the indictment charges all with conspiracy to perform an illegal operation. The ! Shaft and Britt women, who were on bond, were arrested and will not be admitted to bail. Solicitor John- . son states that much new evidence was brought out before the grand 1 Jury. Capt Garren. chief of police, i left tonight for Asheville to get the | Bradleys, who are in Buncombe jail. . The Hawkins cases have been set for 1 trial Monday. ? King Frederick VIII of Denmark, died alone and unrecognized on a street of Hamburg, Germany, late 1 Tuesday night of apoplexy. His death > was instantaneous. His body was taken < to a hospital. The kipg had been ( undergoing treatment for arteriosclerosis, and had completely recover- 1 ed from an attack of inflammation of t the lungs, and was regarded as com- | pletely restored to health. The king traveling incognito, arrived in Hamburg Monday on his return from the south, where he had been convalescing from an attack of inflammation ] of the lungs. With the queen royal, he took quarters at a hotel. At 10 o'clock Tuesday night the king left the hotel unaccompanied for a stroll. He had gone only a short distance when he was overcome in the street, and fell unconscious. Not being recognized, he was rushed to a hospital in an automobile. When members of his suite became alarmed at his absence and notified the hotel proprietor, searchers found his body at the hospital. His body was removed to the hotel. His son, Christian X, has been proclaimed king. ? New Orleans, May 15? With approximately 7,500 square miles of Louisiana's land inundated by the Mississippi river flood waters and more than 100,000 people driven from their homes in the parishes west of the river from the Arkansas line almost to the gulf, the most serious crevasse of the present disasterous flood?Hymelia?promises to add another thousand square miles or mow to the overflowed territory, making homeless many thousands of persons. Tonight the Hymelia crevasse, 35 miles north of New Orleans on the opposite side of the river from this city, had widened to approximately 700 feet and the water had 5 inundated about 40 square miles or rich sugar lands in St Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes. Work 1 was started today In the effort to tie 1 the ends of the crevasse to prevent Its ( widening further, but the proposal to close the big gap in an effort to save ? the 125,000,000 to $30,000,000 of 1 property which is threatened awaits f the action tomorrow of the Mississippi commission at St. Louis. ? The magic of baseball has ' wrought a wonderful change in the 1 United States penitentiary at Leaven- t worth, according to a correspondent. ( For the first time in the prison's history, not one convict is undergoing ' punishment for breaking prison S rules. Such infractions are punished by putting the convict in striped clothing, and now there is not one , convict so clothed. All this, so pris- , on officials say, is due to the organ- . ization of the three baseball teams , among the convicts. Infraction of ( the rules, in addition to the striped | clothing, results in the convict's base- , ball pass being taken away, so he is , not permitted to witness the prison ; games. It used to be usual to find , anywhere from twenty to fifty men J wearing stripes, but immediately i after the notification that infraction , of the rules meant loss of the base- , ball pass the chronic trouble makers . began to be so good that the officials ' were startled. As a result the prison officials now are planning winter amusements, such as vaudeville en- 1 tertainments and moving picture ] shows, to keep the men on their good , behavior. ? Supported by all the progressive Republicans the house Tuesday night 1 passed the Clayton anti-injunction bill l 244 to 31. Every Democrat present voted for it. and the result was announced to the accompaniment of a remarkable demonstration. The legis- I lation is regarded as one of the ( most advanced steps yet taken in ( the * interest of organized labor. . Throughout the debate President (lompers. Secretary Morrison and < a half dozen members of the ex- i ecutive committee of the American , Federation of Labor, were interested listeners. They occupied a front row in the member's gallery. The oppositon to the measure endeavored to put through a substitute drawn by Representative Sterling, of Illinois. This modified the sweeping terms of the Clayton bill, but it w#s defeated. 219 to 48. It was generally said that the Clayton measure would meet with little opposition in the senate. The bill amends the law to prohibit the issue of Injunctions without notice being served on those affected. Such injunction would be effective for seven days only, and renewal would be possible only when the court was convinced such action was necessary for the conservation of rights and property. "John Doe" injunctions would be impossible and the rights of "peaceful picketing" in strikes or "peaceful boycotts" would be recognized. ? A rich haul, variously estimated t at from $35,000 to $200,000, was t made by two masked bandits, who fHrlv W'^dnesdav mnrniner held UD the Queen & Crescent New York ? limited train No. 2, near Oakola. a 1 flag station eight miles south of Hat- c tiesburg. Miss., and blew open the safe of the Southern express car. Express officials tonight deny that the t sum obtained aggregated anything i like the latter figure, but declined to v make any estimate of the loss. The bandits who are believed to be the J pair who held up the Mobile & Ohio i train at Corinth, Miss., in February, r made their escape and tonight were still at large. When Sheriff Bennett 8 of Perry county reached the scene of C the holdup with bloodhounds about u dawn the trail of the robbers was jtaken up by the dogs. This led them to the junction of the New Orleans 1 & Northeastern railroad and a tap c line road, where the trail was lost, [t Is believed the men boarded a freight train at this junction. Four men are reported to have been seen leaving the freight train when It arrived at Hattiesburg a few hours alter the holdup, but the authorities have been unable to locate the suspected quartet The safe in the express car was locked with a little signal lock when the train left New Orleans last night, and there was a guard in the car in addition to the regular messenger. It is said that there was a package of money representing the payroll of the Alabama & Vicksburg railroad at Meridian and about 25 packages of money representing the remittances of the agents of the express company at points along the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific railroad. In addition to these there were two or more sacks of silver, containing $1,000 each, other pacaages 01 currency auu sevuiai packages of Jewelry, valuable stock certificates and bonds. The holdup of the train was effected In a true wild west manner, but, notwithstanding a tremendous flourishing of weapons not a shot was fired. The passengers were not molested. $hr ^orln'illc (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. 8. O.i FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1912. Manager Thurmond of the Jones mmpaign, is quoted as claiming that Tones will beat Blease by 20,000 majority. i ne siaie uemucntnc exevunvo i-um- | mlttee gave General Jones a cup in recognition of his long service as chairman and then presented him with a sack in which to keep it. There can be no harm, as we see it, n instructing the delegates to Baltimore, because if Wilson is not nominated the people down this way will have hut small interest in further proceedings, anyway. Although the proceedings of the last session of the general assembly were not an issue In the state Democratic onvention, it is a fact that when the onvention endorsed the state warehouse law, provided the law be constitutional, it endorsed very nearly all that the general assembly did at Its recent session. The Republicans are talking of "dark horses," among whom Hughes is the favorite; but from here it would seem that dark horse talk is more or less abjurd. It is reasonably certain that ttooseveit is going 10 gei me nepuun:an nomination. And it looks very much that if Wilson is not nominated by the Democrats, Bryan will be the man. The tabulated statement of the vote jf the counties for delegates-at-large :o the national convention is from the Columbia State, the only paper that jndertook to print such a statement. According to the statement printed in :he State, York gave two votes to Blease; but that is a mistake, those two rotes having gone to Browning. The :abulation has been corrected in so far is York is concerned; but if there are ither errors we have no present means )f correcting them. The totals are pubished as In other papers. Mayor Grace of Charleston said in a ipeech the other day that legislatures ion't make laws; that the laws are made by public sentiment. It really does ook like that is the rule down in Charleston, although many people have ilways thought that laws made by the egislature should apply to the whole state. When the mayor issued an orJer the other day prohibiting the sale >f liquor on Sundays, some people vondered what he did it for and others are simply wondering whether Charleston recognizes the sovereign power of the mayor or the state of South Carolina. Columbia people are not greedy at ill. Their latest proposition is to concert the state house grounds into a park, the state to bear a portion of the ?xpense. The idea is one which could nriginate nowhere else except in Columbia. we believe. That city now has no park, having sold Sidney park some years ago to the Seaboard Air Line. Df course the people of that city deserve a nark, but the state of South (Carolina should not furnish it. If Columbia wants a park, let her people pay for it. The taxpayers of the state have no business furnishing a place of imusement for Columbians.?Bamberg Herald. Th** Ramhanr T-Tpmlrl if it dnps not know, should remember that Columbia has been getting all that she wanted all along, and if it can tell any reason why this arrangement should be stopped now. what it has to sav would be interesting. There was much remark on the prosperous and intelligent appearance jf the membership of the state Demo ratic convention. Somebody said: 'Without asking for the slightest hange in the personnel 1 would trust :hat body to revise the constitution." It is not to be disputed that it was a fine looking body of men. nor is it to be disputed that it included many of the brainiest men of the state: but the Fact remains that it was a political 'ather than a law-making body. Practically all of the leaders were professional men, most of them lawyers, and i sorry constitution it would be that would emanate from such a body. The ivay the producing and commercial lasses would be exploited as the result if such an arrangement would make ;hem take additional notice, and if they ?ver got a chance to elect another contention, the personnel would be decid- [ ?dl.v more representative. Gen. W'ilie Jones is no longer state hairman. It was generally understood hat notwithstanding the clamor igainst him on account of Seminole ind cither matters, he would probably lave accepted had he been able to ontrol a sufficient majority. But various circumstances have operated to urn the general down. For one thing ilease favored him all along, and that imo q /niobtiAiioMu o conf with t ma orlty. for another thing, the element n control of the convention wanted a nan of unquestioned hostility to the :overnor. Mr. W. F. Stevenson of Chesterfield, wanted the place and was inderstood to he a leading candidate or it: but there were those who hought that Hon. John Gary Evans ould manage the situation better, es peclally by reason of the following he Is generally supposed to have among u the same people who constitute the fi principal strength of Governor Blease, v and Mr. Stevenson gave way to Mr. p Evans. General Jones was presented a with a silver cup by the executive com- p mittee In recognition of his long ser- b vice. b ? , 1 Just what is going to happen as the 1 result of the state convention's action v in the case of the Charleston contest 8 we do not "know. If we were In closer 0 touch with the situation down there we n would be able to form a better idea; ? but with such light as we have it would ^ seem that the Grace crowd will either 1 <i have to accept the ruling of the state 1 executive committee or get out of the 1 party. As to whether the Grace crowd ^ really has a majority we do not know. 8 It is pretty freely claimed that major- f ities do not always prevail in Charles- v ton. It is claimed that the right, or d rather the power to "count" is of more ^ importance. If there is a split, then of e course the contest will go to the gen- r oral election, and there the right and r power to count the votes will be shift- 8 ed from the executive committee to the commissioners of election. If Charlesr a ton should elect an independent dele- e gation to the general assembly, then e the general assembly would probably p begin to take Charleston in hand to a a greater extent than heretofore. We * fear the trouble has not been settled by 8 the convention; but we have no critl- 11 cism of the convention on that account. ^ We believe the committee on creden- " tlals decided the whole matter as best ' It could, and that if it had decided the 11 other way there would have been trou- p ble all the same. The situation has to ? be worked out and that Is about all a there is to say at present. s c Shortly before the state convention a met Wednesday there was distributed e among the delegates in the hotel lobbies and elsewhere, a dodger bearing 0 the following: "Men of the Convention: r The People's Eyes are on you. Be ^ men; be careful." It would not be cor- ^ rect to say that the dodger excited ^ more than joking comment, and the h query: "Where do you suppose that ? came from? Blease, Jones or John Duncan?" The common impression was that John Duncan was probably c responsible; but of course no one knew t| certainly. At any rate it was pretty ^ commonly conceded to be good advice, ^ and it brought forth a story from one 8 gentleman like this: "I remember away a back at the beginning of the Reform movement some twenty years ago, the Conservatives got up a convention to nominate a ticket to oppose Tillman, ii mere were ueiegtues irum an pans ui ~ the state, some regularly chosen by the folks at home; but most of them volunteers. All were dead opposed to b Tillman and his movement, and so " unanimous was the sentiment that It t left no doubt as to what would be the y result when Tillman and Sheppard ? Joined Issues In the primary. So far as I was concerned, I could see no other w way for it; but lo and behold when the p primaries were over the memory of C that little convention was positively ri- ? diculous." There are some few fea- a tures of the present situation that are tl strikingly analogous; but it does not w follow, of course, that history is going j, to repeat Itself, even though there was p in this last convention several men who b were conspicuous as leaders in the for- " mer successful movement. But still, ^ there is no telling what might happen. . , , ti c Attorney General Lyon made a strong e argument against the constitutionality n of the state warehouse case?about as * strong as the law permitted; but he p could not withhold a little attempted demagogy 'even before the supreme n court, it seems. Among other things a he characterized the scheme as in the b interest of the rich man as against the ^ poor man, and also referred to the possibility of a gigantic trust that would n grow out of the successful operation ot o the law. While we would not com- ? mend the trust pr'nciple in any way, ^ still we cannot escape the proposition . that facts are facts, and if the people ^ of the south are not being bled and op- g pressed by all manner of trusts, we tl would certainly like to know where the r trouble is. And if the people of the ? south are being bled and oppressed j3 by trusts in other parts of the country, d and nothing is being done or can be done to protect us from those truts, ^ where is the wrong of our using the a means at hand for our own protection? a Who of the south would be hurt by a ^ g southern monopoly of raw cotton? ^ And if there is to be a trust and the . cotton producers are to be members of ^ that trust, who is to derive the real tJ benefit? We submit that the average d cotton producer is not to be classed as a n rich man, and it seems to us that this is a trust that would benefit the poor man. It would not only benefit the poor 1 man of the south, but it would benefit ^ the whole south. General Lyon is right c in fighting the constitutionality of the il law to the best of his ability. That Is ? what he is there for; but we do not ^ think he is justified In using demagogic c arguments before the supreme court. & s ? r As to the merits of the political row n in Charleston The Enquirer has a very *1 indefinite notion. The newspapers have (l printed a good deal on the subject; but j( they have left out a good many facts c that are important; but which they |j have not felt warranted in handling. s, The subject is too hot. For instance, ii while in Columbia Wednesday, tile editor of The Enquirer heard a story like ^ this about the recent dual county tl convention. Roth the Grace and anti- i' n t*o fa. nrntfHu onn trVi t t r% nnntrnl tho convention. Dan Sinkler was the chosen leader of the Grace forces and Jos. v \V. Barnwell was the leader of the antl- 's Graces forces. After the issues were ^ joined and it appeared that neither side \ was going to budge, Mayor Grace told o the chief of police to arrest Barnwell. jj The chief of police said that it was im- e possible; that it would take a hundred v policeman. Mayor Grace then ordered the chief of police to proceed with the arrest, no matter what force might be s| required. The chief of police positive- tl ly refused to try to execute the order. The belief was that Barnwell would not C( be taken out of the hall alive and an attemnt to arrest him would precipi- w tate a riot. This, as stated, is hearsay; but there is no question of the n fact that the feeling between the two f< factions was and is intense. Of course ?: the real issue is the same as it was in e, the recent municipal election, the ques- u; tion of political control of the city gov- tl ernment. The anti-Grace crowd is not ** ai willing to give up that it has been lick- ^ ed and the Grace crowd will not surrender what it has. While of course there is a question of right and wrong ^ involved. Just as there is in Mexico, It te seems that the problems involved in v< the one case are hardly less difficult of solution than the problems involved in (,j. the other case. ui One of the things we are at a loss to nderstand is the attitude of the two actions of the Democratic party toward the proposition of making the ossession of a registration certificate prerequisite to the right to vote in rimary election. The Enquirer has een in favor of such a rule for years, eeause it believes the rule is right, 'he reason is just this: We do not hink any man should be allowed to ote unless he does something to help upport the government. By support f the government we mean the payient of some kind of taxes, property, oil, road, school or something. We iave never held or even suggested hat a man's political power should be n proportion to the amount of propery he owns or anything of that kind. Ve would restrict the vote so as to :uara aga.msi ueing buvciiicu uy me ellow who is here today and somewhere else tomorrow. That has been one and it Is being done. Governor llease has all along been opposd to any further restrictions on the ight to vote. We assumed that the eason was that included among his upporters are many factory workers who are moving about from mill to mill nd not remaining in one place long nough to register. But now that Govrnor Blease's opponents are also oposed to this restriction we are more t a loss to understand the situation han ever, more especially when it Is o plain that the Jones forces who were (i control of the convention Wednesay, could have adopted such a rule f they had so desired. While in Cojmbia Wednesday, the editor brought he matter up in conversation with a romlnent Jones supporter, who was nee strongly in favor of making such restriction by statute, and asked him . hat the trouble was. He declined to ay that he had changed his mind, but laimed that now is not the time for nything like that. He did not, howver, explain why. Of course it is too ite now. The state convention, the my aumoriiy inai cuuiu cuange uie ules having failed to do so, there can e no change and nothing will he done, tut we still think that no man should e allowed to vote in a primary unless e has a registration certificate. We ,-ould not require that he necessarily xhibit the certificate at the polls. It rould be sufficient to require an appliant for membership in a club to show hat he had been duly registered beare allowing his name to go down on he club rolls. But, as has been stated, ince both sides are opposed to this rrangement, nothing will be done. MERE-MENTION. The Southern Baptist convention met a its fifty-seventh annual session at iklahoma City, Okla., Wednesday, for session of one week. Nearly 3,000 elegates are in attendance, representlg 25,000 churches, and 2,500,000 memers King Frederick VIII. of Den* rnrk, died suddenly on the streets of lamburg, Germany, Tuesday night, lis body was taken to a morgue and ras not identified until next morning, le had been king since January 29, 906. He will be succeeded by King Christian X Roosevelt and Clark rere the winners in the California referential primaries of Tuesday llarence V. T. Richeson, the murderer f Avis Linnell, was on Tuesday placed i the death-house of the Massachuetts state prison at Charlestown, and he execution will occur some time next reek unless the governor grants a ommutation of sentence, which seems Tiprobable. A commission of alienists renounces Richeson as sane Wal?r D. Sutherland, former cashier of m ational bank at Clintwood, Va., hat een sentenced to the Federal prison in itlanta for six years for embezzlement. Ray Wheeler, an amateur aviaor, was killed, and Peter Glasser, a ompanlon, was probably fatally Injurd at St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday Postrnster General Hitchcock has ordered n experiment to be made as to the easibility of carrying mail by aerolanes and tests will be made between Jew York and Washington within the ext few days Both houses of conress will make a strong effort to reach point where the body can adjourn efore the national conventions 'wo men were killed In Surry county, J. C., Tuesday, by lightning The ity of Boston is looking for a chairlan for its board of health at a salary f $4,500 and upwards. There are no pplicants fcr the job Two avians, one of them an American, were illed at Brooklands, England, Monday. The lower house of congress on londay passed a joint resolution proiding for an amendment to the contitution making provision for theeleclon of United States senators by diect vote of the people The trial f Clarence S. Darrow, the Chicago iwyer, for alleged jury tampering, was egun at Los Angeles, Cal., Wednesay. Darrow represented the McNalaras, the confessed dynamiters lore than 800 Mexican rebels were illed in a battle with 'federal troops t Cuatro Cienges, Mexico, a few days go J. Bruce Ismay, managing irector of the White Star line, will ive $100,000 to found a memorial to be heroism of the crew of the Titanic. ...The United States supreme court as handed down a decision which exmpts lands owned by Indians from ixation in Oklahoma until 1926. The ecision will cost Oklahoma approxilately $2,000,000 a year in taxes. What It Means to Charleston.? "he one element of danger which hreatens in the contest from Charleson which is to come before the state onvention at Columbia today?and t has its threat for the rest of the tate as well as for the people of lharleston?Is that too many of our ellow citizens of other parts of the ommonwealth may take the view xpressed by the Sumter Item in its tatement that "it appears that the umpus in Charleston is only relotely connected with state politics, he fight being for control of the loal machine." " rni n u * i? p. . .. >uU .. * i ? c iL. iiie ngni. is lur uie control 01 iiie ical machine," but If there be any onsiderable number of South Caronians who think with the Item that : is "only remotely connected with tate politics," they will surely find i due season how sadly mistaken hey have been should their repreentatlves at the state convention lake a mistake in the deciding of his contest, or blunder by attemptig to compromise it in any manner. The issue now confronting the peole of Charleston and of the state as rought to a head at the county conention held here ten days ago is the >sue of whether or not there shall be uilt up in this community a political laehine analogous to Tammany Hall, fe are glad to believe that the people f Charleston have been at least parlally awakened to the situation. Fujre developments resting, howver, in large part with the state conention, it is to be earnestly wished hot f tin ol oao too fn V* o nnn?iAn4lnn hall not make the grave error of linking that the whole matter Is imply a "rumpus" over a local facional fight. No more Important latter will come before the Demcrats of the state at their present onventlon. The merits of the controversy as to hat took place at the county conention here and hence as to which f the opposing factions is entitled to jcognition will be threshed out beire the state convention or its auth rized representatives; but it Is enrely proper, indeed it is vitally necssary. that the bearings of the sitatlon Itself be taken into account by ie convention and the public if le matter is to be fully understood nd its large significance realized.? ews and Courier. ? The newly chosen state executive mmittee met in Columbia at 2.10 a. yesterday morning immediately afr the adjournment of the state con ntion and during a session of twenty inutes organized by the election of >hn Gary Evans of Spartanburg, as lairman, and Wilie Jones as treas er. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. E. N. Stephenson, Yorkvllle No. 5?Has five milch cows for sale or exchange. A. D. Dorsett?Wants to buy a good plug horse. Mrs. Lee, Teacher?Invites the public to an Ice cream supper at the York Cotton Mill school tomorrow evening. York Supply Co.?Insists that you use good field seeds and wants to furnish you with the right kind. D. E. Boney?Writes life, fire and livestock insurance on town and country property. Shieder Drug Store?Calls special at- ! tention to its sanitary fountain, and , publishes standing of highest work ers in piano contest. Herndon & Gordon?Talk about hardware, groceries, notions, etc. J. C. Wilborn?On page four offers a desirable farm of 130 acres in Ebenezer township. Standard Oil Co.?Gives further information about Perfection oil stoves on page four. W. A. Bolln?Will on June 18 apply to the probate court for discharge as administrator of estate of Monroe Dixon, deceased. Star Theatre?Will have especially fine pictures on tonight and tomorrow night. First National Bank?Says that progressive people know the advantages of a checking account and invite you to have one with it Cloud Cash Store?Sells Ferguson & McKinney guaranteed shirts for men. ; Priced, 50c and upwards. National Union Bank?Tells the young man who expects to succeed in life that he must save a part of his earnings. It will help you to save. Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Is showing a big line of men's and boys' clothing, pants, furnishings, etc. Thomson Co,?Makes special mention of hosiery for men, women and children; men's shirts; colored muslins, etc. York Furniture Co.?Suggests that now is a good time to paint. It has the paints brushes, etc. But the crop situation does not look much worse than at this time last year. Mr. James Simril has a held of about eleven acres of oats on the outskirts of Yorkville, which according to sdme of the judges who have looked over them, say will yield hardly less than fifty bushels to the acre and possibly a good deal more. There is less com planted up to the present time than there has been for years. As usual people have been try- ( lng to get their cotton in first. Weather conditions have been such that it J has been impracticable to get all the cotton in, and therefore in some cases there has been no corn planted at all. Farm work generally is badly behind. ' On the way to Chester over the C. , & N.-W. railroad Tuesday evening the , writer noted one cotton field of about thirty acres, in which one-third showed a pretty stand, one-third cotton just coming out of the ground and one- j third not planted. The cotton which has come to a stand is already "calling the laborers" who are to plant the one-third that is still waiting for the seed. Mr. J. E. Jackson of Yorkville No. 1 has a Rhode Island red hen that has , developed a habit of laying eggs, which for size would do credit to a goose. Lately this hen has laid about a half < dozen eggs that seem to be almost < twice the normal size. For some time < she had been conducting her operations I very much like other hens, producing a 1 single egg of normal size each day; but ] about two weeks ago she adopted a new < wrinkle, and began to lay an egg only | every other day. While appearing to dodge her full responsibility In fre- i quency of production, it turned out 1 that she made up in size what she was | shy In numbers, for two out of three of the each-other-day eggs, have double | yelks. i Elsewhere is printed an exact state- | ment of the meaning to the new ached- i ule which will go Into effect on the t Southern railway on May 26. As pre- ( vlously stated Yorkville is not to be | j affected except that the train which ( now runs from Yorkville to Columbia, < will run seven days a week instead of t only six as now. But the people of | Yorkvllle and also of other parts of the county, especially along the line of the , Southern to the east of Yorkville and to the north of Rock Hill in Fort Mill township, would be very much pleased to have these trains extended to Yorkville. If the trains from Columbia would come on through to Yorkville and give the people of the eastern part of the county the opportunity to come into the town, spend several hours and get away, the schedule would meet a demand that has existed for years and j which is constantly growing stronger. The people east of Yorkville and north of Rock Hill are especially desirous of ' a train that will enable them to come in and out without having to remain J in Yorkville all day or all night. ABOUT PEOPLE. j Mrs. Harriet J. Bratton has been critically ill at her home in Yorkville dur- 1 ing the past ten days or two weeks. 1 Mrs. C. W. F. Spencer of Rock Hill, * is the guest of Mrs. C. E. Spencer, in ' Yorkville. 1 Mrs. Boyce Whisonant of Wilkins- < ville, is visiting her parents, Mr. and * Mrs. R. L. A. Smith in Hickory Grove. ' Misses Nina and Alma Lewis and 1 Miss Cora Montgomery of Winthrop y college, visited Mrs. R. E. Montgomery ( in Yorkville this week. Prof. Baxter Riddle, the popular ( principal of the Yorkville Graded school, has accepted the management of the Clover school, vice Prof. Spann, 1 who declined re-election. Rev. E. E. Gillespie of Yorkville, and Rev. W. B. Arrowood of Sharon, are j attending- the general assembly of the Southern Presbyterian church, in ses- , sion at Bristol, Tenn. Mr. Sam M. Grist of Yorkville, attended the annual meeting of the j South Carolina Fire Underwriters' as- t sociation at Greenville on Wednesday j and yesterday. t Miss Mary Rice of Landis, N. C., is j visiting Mrs. J. A. Sherer and other i relatives in Yorkville this week. i Mrs. O. M. Spurlin of Yorkville, is t visiting relatives and friends at Vass, r N. C. t WITHIN THE TOWN. J ? There is going to be a baseball j game between the Rock Hill and Yorkville High school boys on the Graded , school grounds this afternoon. t ? As the result of a competitive con- 1 test last Wednesday to decide which | six members of Company L should go c to the target meet beginning in t Charleston next Monday and continu- e ing ten days, the following were the c winners: Alex Brandon, Guy Brandon, Dan Whitener, Bam Garrison, K. Wood, i Joe Moore. t ? There was a record breaking turn- 1 out at the Star theatre Wednesday r night to see the Titanic pictures. Al- e together the audience included not less ' than 400 people. The picture showed 9 the big ship leaving out from port, and also life aboard in various details, t While there was nothing of the great t tragedy in the pictures that later befell ? the vessel, still all of it proved of in- s tense interest. The people were pleas- e ed with the Titanic picture, as they also F were with "All's Well that End's Well." e shown itt connection with the Titanic a film. The feature of the show last f night was Shakespeare's "Merchant of t Venice," and although the attendance a was not so large, the production was very much enjoyed by those who saw e it. Manager Dorsett has arranged to v present at an early day the "Fall of Troy," a classic that has been produced at tremendous expense to the moving picture people, and one that has been c proving very popular Indeed wherever I shown. ? There was a meeting of the York- ? ville Board of Trade in the court house ? last Tuesday evening pursuant to the f call of President O'Leary, with a fairly representative attendance present. The , report of Secretary Long was read and J' approved, and a committee was ap- j' pointed to audit his accounts as treas- !' urer. His financial report showed receipts from various sources, aggregating J $147.70, and expenditures aggregating r' $108.70, leaving on hand a balance of ? $39. The expenditures included $50 for c the cow show, $8.70 for printing and ^ advertising, and $50 salary to Secretary "j L<ong. The salary, it is just to say? al- 11 though properly due Secretary Long, was used by him to help pay the ex penses of the baseball boys. Mr. G. H. s O'Leary was re-elected president of ri the board, and Mr. Long declining reflection as secretary, Mr. J. H. Withjrspoon was elected In his stead. The uoard of directors was elected as folows: S. C. Wood, Quinn Wallace, John Ft. Logan, J. S. Mackorell, R C. Alleln, I. F. Youngblood, D. L. Shleder, E. W. Long, J. W. Kirkpatrick. A resolution svas adopted providing for the appointment of a committee to draft resolutions concerning the schedule to go into effect on the Southern railway on May 26. WINTHROP GRADUATES. The graduating class at Winthrop this year is the largest in the history of the college. It includes 113 members. The graduating day is June 4. The'list of ^embers is as follows: A. B. Degree?Tully Atkins, Elizabeth Bailey, Nell Baker, Genevieve Beckham, Edith Bigby, Alma Black, Caroline Boetick, Minnie Bowman, Annie Brown, Mabel Brown, Mary Louise Brown, Irene Bryan, Bertha Burris, Mertie Cannon, Louise Carson, Mary Cartwright, Margaret Coker, Ethel Corbett, Frances Deal, Gertrude Dick, Amelia DuBose, Elizabeth DuBose, Iva Eaddy, Kate Early, Eleanor Edwards, Madge Edwards, Lois Ervin, Alma Flshburne, Annie Folk, May Ford, Annie Foster, Daisy Foster, Evelyn Frew, May Gandy, Bessie Garrison. Nina Gibson, Greta Hall, Priscilla Hart, Corrie Lee HavIrd, Kate Henderson, Sara Herlot, Van Hough, Ella Huggin, Eunice Huggins, Annie Hughes, Myrtle Hutto, Mary Inabinet, Miriam Jennings. Bessie Jones, Ethel Jones, Claudia Jordan, Ludle Jordan, Lola Kaufman, Mary Kirven, Lula Lawton, Sue Annie Leland, Frankie Lesssne, Jessie Marshall, Beryl Martin, Essie Murray, Emma Nettles, Ronnie Odom, Margaret Oliver, Bessie Pegram, Daisy Phillips, Julia Plexlco, Harriett Plowden, Essie Poag, Robbie Porter, Genevieve Randle, Estelle Raw], Annie Ray, Nellie Ray, Carrie Reeves, Florence Reid, Helen Reid, Laura Rlgdon, Ruth Riley, Annie Rose Riser, Leora Rivers, Ida Robertson, Kate Robinson, Cammie Roddey, Carrie Roddy, Annie Rodgers, Margarie Rodgers, Essie Royall, Minnie Russel, Nina Russel, 3retchen Salley, Helen Salter, Etta Sellers, Fannie Lee Setzer, Kate Simpson, Septima Smith, Maud Snipes, jessie siem, Ionian mem, saaeue 3tewart, Mary Stokes, Tecoa Stone, Esther Surasky, Mary Swann, Mary 5yfan, Leona Thomasson, Grace Titman, Nan Trantham, Estelle Turner, 3allle Varn, Pauline White, ElizaBeth Wiggins, Lena Williams?113. B. S. Degree?Irene Brown, Katharine Chappell. L. I. Degree?Virginia Carroll, \ugusta DuPre, Bettle Howze. The class officers are: President, Leona Thomasson; vice president. May Ford; secretary, Priscllla Hart; :reasurer, Beryl Martin. Colors, gold and black; flower, Marechal Niel; motto, "Loyal en Tout." rrout." LOCAL LACONICS. 3. C. Underwriters. The fourteenth annual convention of the South Carolina Underwriters' association was held In Greenville this veek. The convention adjourned yesterday and will hold its next meeting in Rock Hill. /ork's Delegation. York's representation In the Democratic convention was as chosen by the county convention with the exception )f three changes. W. B. Wilson. Jr., took the place of W. B. Wilson, Sr. C. B. Spencer took the place of John L. Rainey. J. T. Crawford took the place if T Ti1 Aflhn TVi*? nthnr mnimKoro r\f :he delegation were: Thos. F. McDow, r. H. Saye, E. W. Pressly, F. C. Whltler, W. M. Punlap, J. W. Ardrey, W. B. Riddle. Butler Will Not Run.. Mr. T. B. Butler of Gaffney. will not ae in the race for congress this year. When asked about the matter In belalf of The Enquirer in Columbia Wedlerday, he said: "No, I announced lome months ago in connection with :he municipal campaign in GafTney, :hat I would not be in the race for confess. There is work cut out for us at Gaffney and it is about all that I care :o take on just now." Proposed Change of Schedule. ElTectlve Sunday, May 26th, the Southern railway will rearrange its passenger train service between Coumbia and Rock Hill via Kingville, naking changes which will provide freatly improved accommodations. The schedule of trains Nos. 113 and 114, ivill be changed so that No. 113 will eave Columbia at 6.00 a. m., instead of 11.05 a. m., and arrive at Rock Hill at 11.10 a. m., instead of 4.45 p. m. Train Mo. 114 will leave Rock Hill at 1 d. m.. instead -of 11.00 a. m., and arrive Coumbia at 6.00 p. m., instead of 4.10 p. m. No. 113 will leave Kingville at 6.50 i. m., Sumter Junction 7.12 a. m., Cam3en 8.20 a. m., and Lancaster 10.05 a. tl Train No. 114 will leave Lancaster 1.05 p. m? Camden 3.40 p. m., Sumter Function 4.45 p. m., Kingville 5.05 p. m. rrain No. 15, leaving Charleston at 1.20 a. m., will connect at Kingville tvith No. 113 and No. 114 will connect it Kingville with No. 14, arriving at Charleston 9.15 p. m. Consequently :hese changes will make It possible for passengers from either Columbia or Charleston to spend several hours at my point between Kingville and Rock Hill and return the same day. Beginning the same day, Nos. 117 and 118, ivill be operated daily insteady of dally jxcept Sunday. The train service be:ween Rock Hill and Marlon will be continued as at present. < South Carc*ina Leads.?South Carolina is leading the southern states in :he cotton manufacturing industry, rhe census bulletin of the department of commerce and labor shows :hat $113,235,945 are invested in cotion factories, while sixty years ago jut $7,045,477 were invested. The Textile Manufacturer says: South Carolina has been the most prominent state of the south in coton manufacturing for a number of 1 fears, and has been largely influenzal in the gaining for the south its iresent reputation for progressiveless. Most of the south's largest nills are In this state, and most of he experiments along new lines of nanufacture are first instituted here. , Some of the facts brought out in J he bulletin of the thirteenth census >f the department of commerce ind labor of the maunfactures of South Carolina will be interesting: 1 "In 184 9-50 the total value of the Manufactures of the state, Including 1 he products of the neighborhood and land industries, amounted to only >7,045,477, while in 1909, exclusive >f the value of the products of neigh>orhood and hand industries, it reach d $113,235,945, representing an lnrease of fifteen fold." The manufacture of cotton goods s the most important industry in ' he state from a point of value of its J iroducts. There are 147 establish- i nents employing 45,454 wage earnrs. The value of the product, which ncludes cotton, small works. Is $65,130,000. "The cotton goods Industry has >een the most Important factor In he development of manufactures In iouth Carolina. Its history In the tate dates beyond 1839-40, when 15 stablishments were reported, emdoylng an average of 570 wage earnrs and turning out products valued t $359,000. Beginning about 1869 he Industry developed rapidly, and ?ecame more firmly established on , factory basis." "The largest proportionate increass shown are in the quantity and alue of fancy woven fabrics. ? Columbia, May 14: The supreme ourt in an opinion today ousted llease's appointees to the office of ownship commissioners in Beaufort ounty, as asked by Attorney GenerI Lyon, the opinion concluding thus: It is therefore adjudged that the deendants against whom these actions re brought and are still before the ourt are guilty of usurping and lnruriing into, and are unlawfully holdlg office of township commissioners i Beaufort county, and It is the ii A rr ?*> /># V* 1 n n /mi nt V?/\ /I a uugiucui ui una IUUU uiai uic uc" ; endants be excluded from the said ? fflces and that the plaintiff recover ? osts In each case against the defend- i nts." The opinion is by Associate ustice Watts and is concurred in by ^ he entire court. ? There were 326 delegates in the tate convention, every county being e epresented by its'full quota. a 8TATE CONVENTION. 8outh Carolina Democrats Get li Shape for Campaign. The state Democratic convention me In the hall of the house of repreaenta tives Wednesday at noon, organlzec grot down to business and after a ses sion that waa Interrupted only by nec essary committee work, especially th committee on credentials, adjourne yesterday morning: at 2.07 o'clock. The convention, as waa naturally t be expected, a very one-sided af fair, the Jones side being so largely ii the majority, and about the only fric tlon that developed waa among th members of the majority faction in th preliminary caucuses over the queatio as to who should go as delegates-at large to the Baltimore convention; bu this matter was eventually settled 1: a way to the apparent satisfaction o all concerned. The convention was called to orde by State Chairman Wilie Jones, and : preliminary organization was effecte< with M. L. Smith of Kershaw in tli chair. There were contesting delega tions from two counties?Charlestoi and Georgetown?and the issues ofth contests were referred to a committe on credentials, consisting of one mem ber from each county, except the coun ties from which there were contesti with Hon. J. E. McDonald of Winns boro, as chairman. After a long an patient hearing, during which the com mlttee went as thoroughly into th whole matter as possible, decision were Anally arrived a.t and the conven tion then effected a permanent organ ization by the election of Hon. Thos. G McLeod as chairman. The principal fight on the floor of th convention was on the question of in structing delegates to the Baltlmor convention, and next on the questio of endorsing a candidate. It had bee evident from the beginning that th Woodrow Wilson men were in an over whelming majority and there was n possibility of endorsing any other can dldate; but the politicians who, for va rlous reasons, were opposed to Wllsoi hung tenaciously on to their purpos and finally succeeded in killing all ef forts to instruct for the New Jerse man. After quite a lot of parllamentar skirmishing, which included a goo deal of speech making, the conventio voted against instructions 178 to 16! but later passed the following by vote of 241 to 97: "Resolved, That this convention en dorse Wood row Wilson, without In struction." The bone of contention in the pre llmlnary caucus In the Jones head quarters the night before was wh should go as delegates-at-l&rge to th Baltimore convention. There were onl four places to be filled and at least dozen candidates. These included I H. Weston, Lowndes J. Browning, Joh: Gary Evans, W. F. Stevenson, Richar I. Manning. M. F. Ansel, H. C. Folk, I W. Parker and several others. Abou the only proposition upon which ther was a unanimous agreement was tha Governor Blease should not go. It wa deemed inadvisable to send Judg Jones, because, according to preceden it had been customary to elect th two United States senators, the gover nor and the chairman of the executiv committee, ,and it was thought that I Judge Jones should not be put forwar then there should be less criticism fo not voting for the governor. That wa one suggestion; but since there was lot of talk about the "firing line," th "shaking of the plum tree," and th preemption of all honors for member of our "own faith and order." ther was reason to suspect that the judg ment of some of the speakers was in fluenced by a desire to eliminate th logical delegates so as to increase th chances of others who desired to g< Indeed there was some little protet against the selection of Tillman an Smith on the ground that they had bee sitting far away from the smoke c battle and had been doing nothing t save the state, while others were bear ing the heat and burden of the light i the smoke of battle "along the flrin line." There being no other way t settle it. there was a final agreemer that Tillman and Smith be elected b acclamation, as usual and that the oth er candidates take their chances be fore the convention, with the cautloi however, to be careful lest anything dc velop that cause division. In case I looked like there was danger of to much of a struggle it was urged th candidates receiving the smaller num ber of votes drop out and leave the flel to stronger opponents with a longe lead. Another alarm was raised les Governor Blease should have some on to object to election of the senators b acclamation, basing the objection o Tillman's recent newspaper proclam atlon favoring the elimination c stacked cards through the election c all delegates, including the senators, b ballot. It was urged thai If this shoul be done many of the former antl-TUl manltes, who are antl-Tlllmanltes stl to the extent that they continue t boast of never having voted for Till man, would take advantage of the op portunlty to cast their ballots again a the senator. Should the vote, as 1 probably would, show the defeat c Tillman, or his election by a very smai majority, then Tillman would get mat come out In another newspaper proc lamatlon In which he would denounc the present lineup and throw such in fluence as he still has to Blease. Bu as subsequent events showed, thes alarms proved groundless. Evident! realizing the hopelessness of his ml nority, Governor Blease pursued a con sistent policy of non-antagonism. H declined the honor of being one of th four delegates to escort the temporar chairman to his seat. Hie failed to an swer when his name was called In th roll of delegates, and only a few of hi friends had a word to say during th entire proceedings. When the time came to go into th election of delegates, Senators B. F Tillman and E. D. Smith were electei by acclamation. They were nominate^ by J. W. Thurmond, manager for Judg Jones and elected separately, the vot in both cases being unanimous. Thl left two other delegates to be elected and nominations were made as follows H. B. Carlisle nominated John Gar; Evans. F. H. McMaster nominated F. H Weston. C. J. Haynesworth nominated M. F Ansel. F. H. Dominick nominated Cole L Blease. J. H. Clifton nominated Richard 1 Manning. M. L. Smith nominated L. J. Brown Ing. The vote was taken by counties an< esulted as follows: u l.l I . 1L Counties. -j ? IS j ? c' o C ? I ? I I S 4 a 103 K S > ^ \bbevllle 4l 0 01 5| 01 ' Uken 01 1 01 6 71 i \nderson 0 0 0 14 14! ( Bamberg 6 1 0 0 51 ( Barnwell 6 1 0 3 6| I Beaufort 0 1 5 1 5 ( Berkeley 0 2 0 4 61 ( Calhoun 1 21 0| 0 41 1 Charleston 0 21 12| 8 121 1 Cherokee 0 01 5| 6 01 1 Chester 2 0 l| 7 4| 1 Chesterfield .... 0 0| 1 6 5| ( Clarendon 0 0| 01 8| 8| ( Colleton 4 4l 01 01 8| ( 1 ol Al Ol 4l Al < vi * i -?i vi ? [Dillon 6! 01 01 61 0! [Dorchester 0| 4l 01 0| 4l Sdgefleld 0| 01 1| 6| 4| ^airfield 3 1 2l 3| 2| Florence 0| 0| 01 8| 8| Georgetown .... 01 0! 01 6| 6! Greenville 12 01 21 6| 31 Greenwood .... 0[ 0| 01 8 8| lampton 3! 01 1 0 4| [lorry 0| 0] 0 0 61 rasper 0| 4l 4 0 0| Kershaw 2| 5| 1 1 2| Lancaster 1 01 1 4 3| lAurens 2 8| 2 2| 2| >e 0 5 0 1! 61 ^.exlngton 0 3| 5 11 6| Harion 1 01 01 61 5l Lfnrlhnrn ...... 2 Ol 11 6! 4l f dewberry 8| 81 01 Of 0 )conee .. . 4| Ol 0| 3| 5 )rangeburg .... Ol 111 Ol Ol 7 tokens I 51 ll ll 4l 1 tichland I Ol ll 81 3| 2 1 Saluda I 21 ll ll ll 4 Spartanburg . ..I 41 Ol 41 15l 8 Sumter I 6l 0| Ol 81 7 Tnlon I 21 01 5| 2| 2 Williamsburg . .1 01 o| oi 8 8 fork I 2| 0| 2| 8| 2| t Total | 83| 66| 68|188|207| 62 The fourteen delegates from the sevn congressional districts were chosen s follows: First district?Delegates, R 8. Whaley, Charlton Durant Alternates?P. < Gross, J. G. Padgett. n Second district?Delegates. W. W. Williams, B. W. Crouch. Alternates? t B. El Nicholson, N. Christensen. Third district?Delegates, H. L. Watson, Dr. C. E. Doyle. Alternates, ' B. B. Gossett, Dr. R F. Smith. Fourth district?Delegates, L. W. " Parker, S. T. D. Lancaster. Alternates, f Mills Mooney, Ben Hill Brown. Fifth district?Delegates, Walter M. . Dunlap, J. L. Glenn. Alternates, W. P. 0 Pollock, J. J. Obear. " Sixth district?Delegates. S. A. " Wood, W. T. Bethea. Alternates, R. * B. Scarborough, T. P. Gibson. 4 ? Seventh district?Delegates, W. A. e Stuckey, J. B. Wlngard. Alternates, J. n P. Thomas, D. H. Law. ' Senator Tillman was re-elected na* tional committeeman. " Although the convention refused to in11 struct the delegates, it did charge them * to vote as a unit, and as a personal ' canvass shows fourteen of them are for , Woodrow Wilson, it would appear to all intents and purposes the delegation is bound as hard and fast to the for" tunes of the governor of New Jersey as " if there had been iron-clad instruc~ tions in favor of this candidate. t x lit? uuiivcuciuu auuyivu a tvoviyuvu endorsing and approving the cotton warehouse law, provided the same is held by the supreme court to be conj stltutional. e 80UTH CAROLINA .NEW8. ^ " ?Columbia Record: The official - report of the commission appointed ' by Governor Blease to wind up the ' affairs of the late state dispensary, . known familiarly as the Blease or o Stackhouse commission, has been " made to the governor and this is now e In the safe in the governor's office. - It was to await the filing of this re? port that the general assembly's " committee, appointed to investigate l, the doings of the members of the Ane sel commlsaelon, the attorney general ~ and others connected with the state dispensary, In so far as such things y bore upon the charges made to the d general assembly last year by the > governor upon the character and a work of the members of the Ansel commission?to await this report the investigating committee several weeks ago took a recess until called - to meet again by the chairman, Sen" tor H. B. Carlisle of Spartanburg. e This committee had intended to hold y a meeting this week, while the mem& bers were in attendance upon the ? state convention, hut this was not d done. Governor Blease stated Tues* day morning that the report of the * Blease commission had been filed in ,t his office several weeks ago, but that s as yet he had not read it He said it * had not been opened, but was then in 11 the safe in his office. He further said e that he did not intend to open it hut ' would let it lie in his safe until the ? convening of the general assembly in ^ 1913, when he would follow the proa visions of the act passed this year r abolishing the Blease commission and * hand the report to the president of * the senate. e ?Columbia State, Thursday: After g a stormy session of six hours the e credentials committee of the state . convention yesterday recommended . that the Charleston delegation, heade ed by Jo:?ph W. Barnwell, be seated, e The vote was 36 to 0, four members i not voting and two voting "neither." it The Georgetown delegation, repred sented by J. Waiter Hazard, was recti ommended as being the legal delega>f tlon by a vote of 36 to 4. The report o of the committee waa adopted Jast _ night by the state convention. By n the action of the committee the cong testing delegation from Georgetown, o headed by Dr. Olln Sawyer, and that it from Charleston. represented by y Mayor John P. Grace, were kept out - of the convention. The meeting of 4 - the credentials committee was charl, acterized by bitter personalities. J. !- E. McDonald of Winnsboro, chairman It of the credentials committee, con0 ducted the examination of the wlte nesses. The following delegation - from Charleston was recognized by d the state convention: Joseph W. t Barnwell, Geo. P. VonKolnltz, R. 8. it Whaley, B. H. Stothart, John D. e Cappelmann, W. Aiken Rhett, W. F. y Harley, George Jones, J. M. Connelly, n J. P. Michael, W. J. Bennett, E. - Mitchell Seabrook, R. M. Lofton, J. ?f B. W. Bailey, Morton W. Simmons, ?f Lee Royal, M. J. Clements, J. A. y Storfer. Alternates: Alfred Huger, d W. H. Grimball, J. P. Commerford, J. - R. Owens, H. W. Buck, George H. 11 Swan, Dr. E. M. Ravenel, W. P. Har? rood and F. E. Towles. The following - delegation was recognized from - Georgetown county: G. A. Doyle, J. B. Steele, D. J. Wilson, J. A. Brulng- i It ton, E. O. Boatwrlght, M. W. Pyatt. * G. H. Swan of Charleston and O. ' M. Mitchell of Georgetown were rec' ognized by the credentials committee " as members of the executive commit6 tee from the two counties. They will " be seated by the state executive com mittee. The contesting commltteee men were Dan L. Slnkler of CharlesY ton and J. Walter Doar of Georgetown. 1 ?Because of the prominence of the e two families Involved the recent acy tion of M^s. B. R. Tillman, Jr., in fll. ing suit for divorce in the insolvency g court of Cincinnati has aroused much g interest at Trenton, the home of Sene ator Tillman, and throughout Edgefield county says a dispatch. Mrs. Tillman, e who before her marriage was Miss . Lucy Dugas Pickens of the renowned a Edgefield family of that name, was 3 married to B. R. Tillman, Jr., about e ten years ago. Their early married e life was spent at Mrs. Tillman's coung try home near Edgefield and at WashI ington, where Mr. Tillman was employed as secretary to his father. y Two children were born to them, Douschka now 7, and Lucy Frances. ^? now 5 years of age. Their separ " ation four years ago was followed'by ? the sensational suit in the supreme court of this state for the custody of b the children which was granted to Mrs. Tillman. Since that time Mrs. > !. Tillman has refused to allow the children to see their father. A year ago . she removed to Cincinnati, and, having acquired legal residence, filed her j suit for absolute divorce, alleging neglect and failure to provide. Owing to - the absence from home of Senator Tillman and family it is unknown here whether or not B. R. Tillman, Jr., will , fight the suit of his wife, though it it is understood that he will not. Before leaving for Portland, Ore., some months ago, where he Is now en gaged In the practice of law, he seem' ed to be aware of his wife's Intention and stated that he would not contest the suit but would petition the court that he be allowed* to visit his children. Since affairs have taken definite shape he has made no statement and his attitude is unknown. Mr. Tillman is a graduate of Clemson college, has studied law and been admitted to the bar of the state, but only recently took up the practice of his profession in Portland. From the date of his graduation from college, he has been private secretary to his father and has exercised a supervision over the senator's business affairs. He is now 30 years of age. In Portland are Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hughes, brother-in-law and sister of Mr. Tillman, who were married in the summer of 1911, moving to Oregon the latter part of September. May Be a Mistrial.?The Jury deliberating the fate of Floyd Allen, of the mountain clan that shot up the court of Carroll county, was locked up at 9 o'clock last night after six and a half nours or consideration or tne case. The case went to the Jury early yesterday afternoon when Commonwealth Attorney Wysor concluded his argrument. After three hours' deliberation the Jury returned to the court room. The foreman announced that no ver- . diet had been reached, but that Juror W. T. Williams desired to ask further instructions reeardine the nossihllitv of a verdict for a leaser crime than first i degree murder. The court outlined the I law at length and the Jury again retlrI ed. : After a two hours' recess for dinner court was again convened. At 9 o'clock, ' the Jury having failed to agree, JudgeStaples decided to adjourn court, preventing the announcement of a verdict, should one be reached, until today.