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? Washington, June 1: Kepresen- ' tative Underwood, at the direction of I Democratic members of the ways and i means committee today reintroduced the cotton tariff revision bill, which : was passed by the house and the senate at the extra session of con- | gress and vetoed by Tatt. The Demo- i crats claim the bill would reduce the average ad valorem cotton duties | to 27.06 per cent against an ad valorem of 4 7.15 per cent in 1911 and 46.12 in 1910. The ways and means committee will report the bill favorably to the house earty next week. The Democrats estimate that the revenues from the bill during the tirst year of its operation would be about $10,500,000 compared with $13,000,000 in 1910 and $12,300,000 in 1911. In its behalf they claim the cost of cotton clothing to the consumers would be reduced by $80,000,000. ? Charging that it cos.s $6 to bathe a senator in the luxurious bath-rooms in the senate office building. Senator John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, yesterday revived the agitation for the removal of the baths to make place for public documents. The documents now occupy all the space in an abandoned car barn and the discussion arose in connection with a provision in the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill appropriating money to continue the payment of the rent for the structure, Mr. Williams suggested that the documents should be removed to the basement of the office building, but it was stated that all the space had been apportioned. "Let us move out the baths," said Mr. Williams. "There is no use to have the government bathe us. The establishment arouses public criticism and is of little use. It is like going through a bull pasture with a red flag which makes a bad impression on the bull. It gives the muckraker chance to rake and the graft isn't worth while. There is no sense in It." ? The latest thing in courtesies between belligerents, says a London dispatch, has just been provided by Commander Deuti, chief of the dirigibles used by the Italian army in Tripoli. Some time ago, while circling the Arab position, Deuti photographed the explosion of a shrapnel, which was , tired at him. On developing the negative Deuti found that he had a rare picture and his curiosity regarding the gun which had tired the shell was aroused. He knew that a Turkish captain of i rtillery was in command of the battery which had assailed him, and circling over the position again he dropped a large envelope, which contained a copy of the photograph and a polite request that he be furnished with the type and calibre of the gun which had been used in firing the shrapnel. He also asked what means of aiming was used and the interests of aviation were given as the excuse for the unusual request. The commander closed the note by thanking the Turkish captain and expressed the hope that they might meet on earth. No reply has been received from the Turks. ? An all-inclusive bill to be denominated "the ocean safety act of 1912" designed to cover all the navigation lessons drawn from the Titanic disaster, was introduced today by Senator Nelson of Minneapolis, chairman of the commerce committee, which through a sub-committee, investigated that disaster. The bill in eludes stringent regulations for better wireless equipment continuously operated, on ocean and Great lake vessels carrying fifty or more persons, just as provided in a bill which passed the house today and almost identical with a bill already passed by the senate. This wireless section vests control of the apparatus In the master of the vessel and to avoid the wireless communication being shut off by failure of the vessel's engines, requires a powerful auxiliary power supply that can communicate at least 100 < miles at all times. The Nelson bill would recognize foreign steamship laws whenever they are as effective as American laws and regulations would equip every passenger craft leaving an American port with sufficient lifeboats to accommodate everybody aboard together with other safety equipment, and would create a com- ( ^ mission of five persons to investigate here and abroad merchant marine construction. It would require rigid i port examinations, boat drills, define qualifications of seamen, penalize failure to assist any person in distress at sea, and muke criminally liable any 1 master, managing owner or steamship | company for sending from an Ameri- ( can port a vessel so unseaworthy as to endanger life. ? Wytheville, Va., June 1: After de- ' liberating two hours and a half the jury in the case of Claude Swanson Allen this afternoon found the young man guilty of murder in the second 1 degree for the killing of Judge Thorn- I ton L>. Massie, and recommended that his punishment be fixed at 15 years In the state penitentiary at Richmond. 1 Sentence was suspended in order that ' the prisoner may testify in the other cases growing out of the shooting up of Carroll county court on March 14 last, when five persons met their ' deaths at the hands of tlfe Allen clan, i The verdict rendered today does ( not mean that Claude Allen has es- ( caped the electric chair. Four other indictments against him are pending, on any one of which it is possible that he be found guilty of first degree murder and the prosecution, taking advantage of this fact, sprung a surprise on the defense when it announced that it would next go into the trial of Claude Allen for the murder of Sheriff Lewis Webb. The defense raised objection to this, and the ob- 1 jectlon will be argued and passed upon when court convenes July 1. Judge Staples gave instructions for the summoning of a venire to report on July 2, and remarked that he did not believe a jury could be secured i from Wythe county. The prosecution , immediately moved that a venire be summoned from another county, the defense objecting. After witnesses had been examined as to the probability of another Jury being secured in Wythe, the court ordered a venire of one hundred to he summoned rrom Washington cour.ty. The case Just ended was given to the jury at 2.30 this afternoon and the first ballot stood nine for second degree murder, two for first degree and one for manslaughter. The second ballot was unanimous. Just before adjournment Judge Staples ordered that the prisoners be taken to Roanoke jail pending the reconvening of Wythe county court and five of them left tonight | under a guard of detectives. Byrd Marion did not accompany them, being again released today under $1,000 ball. ? Havana. June 2: Estenoz, the real . leader of the negro insurgents, has ( captured and burned the town of LaMaya. on the branch line of the Cuba railroad, thirty miles from* Santiago. The government gave out this informa- i tion tonight. A column of regulars, ^ commanded by Maj. Sanguilly, had occupied LaMaya for the last two days ! but sallied forth last evening in search ! of insurgents. Hardly had the regulars | left when Estenoz with 800 men attacked the handful of rurales. Citizens armed themselves and attempted to oppose the insurgents, but were com- , pelled to retreat, losing several wounded. Estenoz then entered the town. ' which he burned and sacked. The ' flames were seen by Maj. Sanguilly's , command, which hastened back but . found the town destroyed. The insurgents retired into the hills. LaMaya < was a small place, composed of about . 70 houses, the inhabitants of which were mostly negroes. Encounters be- 1 tween regulars and rebels are reported ( to have taken place near Daiquiri and ( at other o I aces without decisive results. The general forward movement of the Cuban troops apparently still is differ- * red, pending completion of the disposition <?f the troops ordered by Gen. Monteguedo. Reports from the scene of hostilities say that the rebel leaders ' continue to exact contributions of t arms and money from property own- f ers, who are mostly foreigners, under j threat of applying the torch. The goveminent is making strong efforts to supply plantation guards, but seem- r ingly lacks sufficient men without de- ) pleting the ranks of the troops in the ^ active service. Gen. Monteguedo in a statement to the government says he e has had no losses up to the present, s which is due to the tacticc of the reb- ^ els who decline combat, firing a few long runge shots on approach of the 1 troops and then rapidly retiring to the f tiiUa. Gen. Monteguedo says that within a short time he expects to deliver a crushing blow and adds that he joes not need further reinforcements. The government received a dispatch tonight from San Luis stating that negroes entered a hamlet near that place, attacked three white women and looted the stores. This apparently is within the lines of the regular proclamation of indictment on the charge of rebellion against Estenoz, Invonet and 40 followers whose names are given. Rumors with a vague basis con* tinue to be circulated of an uprising In Havana province. It is alleged that hardware dealers recently sold several thousand knives, daggers and machetes to negroes. All the police and rurales in Havana are on reserve duty. The report yesterday of the capture near Daiquiri of the Americans, Wheeler and Colllster, proves to have been untrue. Jlhr ^lotlu'illf (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofflce In Yorkvllle as Mall Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. 8. O.t TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1912 The label case is probably the last of the dispensary prosecutions. It is delightful up here?compared with Charleston. The senate seems disposed to post-1 pone the agony in the Lorimer case as long as possible. No, one man is not as good as another for any office; but some are a good deal better than others. A verdict of not guilty in a graft case does not necessarily mean that the defendant did not do it. Why should it be so difficult to determine where politics end and justice begins? The idea of having a wild man in office is not altogether bad some times. It makes the people take notice. The Enquirer has had several invitations to assist different politicians by the publication of matter furnished. Declined with thanks. Georgia politicians are becoming wrought up over a fear that Tom Watson has designs on the seat of O. A. Bacon in the senate. It is hardly in order to abuse the jury in the alleged label graft case. The presumption is that if the state had made out a proper case the jury would have convicted. The man who claims that a preacher should not have to do with politics, generally means the prohibition to apAniu tKo nnlltino orp thp nn p>J UIHJ "U'-iv liiv Kw..?.vm ?.v -r poslte from the politics that suit his own purposes. The national campaigns for the presidential nominations have jarred many quiet, orderly people very much; but then they have not been without educational value. If ail criminals were as anxious as poor misguided Hyde of Anderson to pay the proper penalty for their misJeeds, it would not be long until crime would cease to be. But Hyde is a rare exception. The Democrats of the Ninth North Carolina district, are going to re-nominate E. Y. Webb by acclamation, which is the right thing to do in the case of such a faithful and able representative as Mr. Webb Maybe it will be just as well to aceejH as the lesson of the dispensary, that it is impossible to have to do with the liquor business and keep free from corruption. If anything has been proven it seems to be that. It is not claimed that Wilbur Wright invented the flying machine; but he and Orville were the first to make a flying machine that would fly; and if, in the future there develops a flying age, the Wrights will be recognized as the originators of that age. We once heard a man give "take your foot off my stomach," as the literal translation of "sic semper tyrannis," and with twelve such jurors in the Watson case there is no telling what might happen to the editor of the Jefferson ian. Because the Greenville News steadily and persistently continues to be the same steady, sane and conservative newspaper, we sometimes have a feeling: that we would like to see somebody do something to Brunson to try whether he could be shaken from his usual course. . But we have no hard feeling against the News?not the least, and not much against Brunson. It is hardly to be understood that a verdict of not guilty does not mean that the gentlemen who were on trial did not pay $35,677, for a lot of labels that should have been bought for less than $10,000. It more likely means that the charge these gentleman made for buying labels was no more unreasonable than the charge our friend Stevenson made some time ago in bringing certain suits. Tom Watson has been arrested on a warrant charging him with sending jbscene matter through the mails. The objectionable article appeared in the May issue of Watson's Magazine, In an article attacking the Roman Catholic church. Inasmuch, however, is the article was in Latin, it is not jrohable that it will corrupt the morals >f the young. Watson says the proceedings have been instituted by his nomies for political purposes, and he ledares he does not fear the outcome. Maj. J. C. Hemphill is a versatile, jrolitic and interesting writer, and alhough we are unable to agree with lim more than half the time, we like lim both on account of his work and lis personality. It will have to be ad11 it ted that somehow he did not exacty lit the Charlotte Observer. Just vh.v, we cannot explain. As to who is diting the Observer now, we have icen no announcement and we do not mow; but the editorial columns of the laper are being filled ably and satis- i actorily enough. i Although a bill has been Introduced promising a reduction of about 27 per cent in the tariff on cotton goods, they will have to show us before we will believe that It menns other than politics. We would be pleased, however, to see the bill become a law. We reason this way. America is the best market in the world for cotton goods. Most of the cotton goods are made abroad, where the price of raw cotton is tlxed. American consumers of cotton goods have to pay a heavy tariff, most of which goes to American cotton manufacturers. We believe American manufacturers can make goods about as cheap as the foreigners. A reduction of the tariff would increase the competition in the United States and make a still livelier competition for raw cotton. The result would be a benefit to the cotton producer both ways; and we do not believe there would be any real injustice to American manufacturers. But as we have remarked, we do not believe there is to be any Immediate change. On our own motion we are reproducing from the Winnsboro Herald a card of a personal nature that Mr. W. E. Gonzales has written In reply to an attack by Senator W. O. Johnson of Fairfield. The card explains Itself fully and as it contains no strictures of any kind against Senator Johnson, there is no obligation upon us to print Senator Johnson's attack, which as a matter of fact we have not seen. We do not want to be understood as trying to defend Mr. Gonzales. It is not up to us to do so, and even if It were up to us, It would be quite unnecessary, for during a period of about eleven years during which he has been the editor of the State, Mr. Gonzales has shown himself quite capable of defending himself. We do not want to be understood either, as trying to hold Mr. Gonzales up as a paragon of infallible perfection; because we do not believe any such thing of him. Like other men, including ourselves, he has his faults, and some of those faults strike us as being very grave, just as some of our faults no doubt strike him. We% have tried to jolt the State a little more or less in times past, and it has been after us more than once without gloves. There has been no joking about the matter on either side, and no lack of earnestness either. We do not swallow all the State says by any means, and we do not believe it is possible that we will ever be able to do so; but it Is not the purpose of this paragraph to specify. We are not seeking to butt In or hunt trouble. But we do want to say this: What Mr. Gonzales has said in his card is historically correct, and there is no doubt about the fact that he is as much American as any of us?just as good or just as bad, according to viewpoint. That is the truth. On more than one occasion the State has hit The Enquirer some pretty stinging licks, and while we are not going to say that we "did not mind them." we are proud indeed of the fact that we have never been driven to resort to such silly and contemptible epithets as "Cuban", and the like, in reply. Editor Banks of the Anderson D&iiy Mall, who was a McLeodite two years ago, and who is now working for Mr. McLeod's successor as leader of tha^ party; hut who at no time has been a supporter of Featherstone except possibly as a hope of beating tilease, is undertaking to criticise Mr. Featherstone's campaign of two years ago. Dr. J. L. Stokes has seen fit to challenge some of the Mall's rather flippant statements and very properly so. Mr. Featherstone may have made mistakes; but Mr. Banks is hardly the man to point them out. However, we have never believed and we do not believe now that Mr. Featherstone's defeat was due to any blunder of leadership. Hi carried the flag of the Prohibition crowd like a man, high and clean, and the Prohibition crowd is thoroughly satisfied with him.* It is better satisfied with him than If he had succeeded, as he could have succeeded by a compromise of their principles. No, Mr. Featherstone is not responsible for the defeat of his party. It was the then McLeodites, the present Jonesites, who were responsible. We mean the politicians among them ?the politicians of the kind that the Mail seems*to think that Mr. Featherstone should be. These politicians did not want Mr. Featherstone elected because they saw his election would mean a new era in South Carolina politics? an era that would make them go away back and sit down, and they voted for Mr. Blease on the theory and' in the hope that after two years of Blease the Featherstone people would be glad to put them in power by defeating Mr. Blease. The McLeodites want the Prohibitionists to do for them what they would not do for the Prohibitionists. Maybe the Prohibitionists are going to allow themselves to t)e manipulated according to programme. As to this we do not know; but we have In mind the idea that if the Mail really wants the help of the Prohibitionists for its side, it had better be somewhat more (judicious in its criticism of Mr. Featherstone. The eight-hour bill passed by the senate last Friday, will probably have a far-reaching effect on the industrial, business and social life of America, if the ideas which come into our mind while we are considering it, are not badly at fault. The proposition is one upon which organized labor has been working for a great many years, and is a further development of a few first steps that have already heen made in this general direction. To be sure the national government is not supposed to have the power to say how long any man shall work for a private employer. State legislatures have undertaken to say something like this in a great many cases, and the right has not been questioned. It could not be 1 questioned successfully, we think, ex- . cept by organized labor. But while the liail?M(ai iiiiicju lino Iiv? Uiicvt. power in tiiis direction, its indirect power is greater than that of all tlie states put together. As we under- , stand it, congress undertakes to say 1 that hereafter the government will buy no commodity of any kind except the commodity in question be the product of labor employed on an eight-hour basis. There is no purpose to limit the operations of any plant to eight hours a day. Plants may run twenty-four hours; hut then it must he in eighthour shifts. And how will it work? As an example, for instance, the government needs shoes and clothing for the army. It says it will buy no sh<?es or clothing' from a manufacturer who works his help more than eight hours a day. Maybe some manufacturers will say that they do not care to sell shoes and clothing to the government; hut that will not settle the matter. It is absolutely necessary for the government to have these things and it will pay the price. That will make somebody else go to the eight-hour basis to get the government contract, and the tendency will be to bring everybody and everything to the same basis. As to the right and wrong of it? Oh, that is another matter. While the eight-hour day may be practicable in many well organized, highly profitable businesses, it will not be practicable in many others?certainly not for some time. Just think of an eight-hour day on the farm! It Is more than half absurd?certainly under present conditions and the same Is true of many other businesses. But the eight-hour day is not likely to come all at once, no matter what the government does. Only 6 Per Cent Decrease.?The Memphis Commercial Appeal of yesterday prints the following: "Reports of correspondents of date May 28 to 29, Indicate a probable decrease in the acreage planted to cotton this season of 6 per cent. These figures are, however more than usually interminatc as considerable planting remains to be done over wide areas. Correspondents estimate on the condition of crop as compared to normal indicate a percentage of 80 to 83. The crop is later than last year in all states save the two Carollnas and Texas and over the whole belt the land preparation is less thorough and planting was begun at a later date mail lasi year, nupiu senuuiuLiuii has. however, done much to restore the time lost. The plant is generally healthy and growing thriftily and where It is advanced enough cultivation is making normal progress. In detail returns show as follows: South Carolina, acreage decreased 9 per cent. Alabama, acreage decreased 12 per cent. Mississippi, acreage decreased 11 per cent. Tennessee, acreage decreased 13 per cent. Missouri, acreage decreased 15 per cent. Arkansas, acreage decreased 12 per cent. Louisiana, acreage increased 5 per cent. Oklahoma, acreage decreased 11 per cent. Texas, acreage increased 3 per cent. Georgia, acreage decreased 11 per cent. North Carolina, acreage decreased 9 per cent. How Delegates Stand.?The following table, based upon compilation made by the New York Herald, is approximately the* way delegates are expected to vote at the national conventions in expressing their choice for president This does not take Into consideration the contests that are pending before the national Republican committee at Chicago. Republican? Mr. Taft 488 Mr. Roosevelt 452 Mr. LaFollette 36 Mr. Cummins 10 Uninstructed, unclassified, uncertain 60 Yet to be chosen 32 Total votes In convention 1,078 Democratic? Mr. Clark 346 Mr. Wilson 223 Mr. Underwood 85 Mr. Harmo n 63 Mr. Marshall 30 Mr. Baldwin 14 Mr. Burke 10 Uninstructed, unclassified, uncertain 171 Yet to be chosen 162 Total votes In convention 1,094 ? Greenville special of May 31 to the News and Courier: T. U. Vaughn, former superintendent of the South Carolina Odd Fellows' orphanage, for whose arrest the board of trustees yesterday swore out a warrant, charging him with committing an unmentionable offence on one of the little orphan girls under hjs care, tonight occupied a cell in the county tnii He was arrested this afternoon by a deputy near Taylor's station, about nine miles north of Greenville, and secretly hurried to jail. The accused came into Greenville this morning on southbound Southern vestibule, train No. 37. When about to alight at the station he was met by his brother, who, it is said, informed him of what had occurred and advised him to get out of town. Vaughn is said to have gotten back on the train, dismounted on the opposite side from the station and fled north. A telephone message to the sheriff's office stated that Vaughn had gotten back on the train and proceeded toward Atlanta. A telephone message sent to Seneca, the next stopping point of the vestibule, for the officers to search the train when a reply was later received to the effect that Vaughn had alighted at Greenville and gone north afoot. A deputy was then dispatched in the direction of Taylor's Station, in an automobile, and overtook the man beyond that' point. Vaughn protests his innocence and asks the public to suspend judgment until the facts have been fully developed. ? Anderson special of June 1 to the Greenville News: * "I think I am entitled to be the first person in South Carolina to go to the electric chair. I am the oldest prisoner under death sentence in the state," was the declaration made today by Samuel N. Hyde the wife murderer, when asked in the court of sessions by Judge Prince if he had anything to say why the death sentence should not be imposed on him. Judge Prince told Hyde he was disposed to accede to his request, but that he did not know when the electric chair would be ready for business. The contract calls for the installation of the- chair by June 21. Judge Prince said that there may be some delay in carrying out the contract. Hyde remarked that he did not believe there would be any delay, that the chair manufacturers would certainly live up to their contract. Judge Prince then said to Hyde that he did not think he (Hyde) would want to be the one to be experimented on; that the first execution might be a bunglesome job. A smile broke over Hyde's face when the court used the word "bunglesome," and replied, that some one had to be experimented on, and that he was willing to be that one. "I think I am entitled to be the first in the state, and I ask that you give me this privilege." Judge Prince stated again that he did not know whether the chair would be in readiness by June 21, and that if he sentenced him to die at that time there may be some delay and this would necessitate the imposition of another sentence at the next term of criminal court. Hyde inquired if Judge Prince knew when the first execution already pronounced will take place. Judge Prince said that he did not know for certain, but that there are several persons in the state under sentence to die in the chair. Hyde then said: "How about the 28th of June? That is on Friday." Judge Prince stated that he would have to allow for a reasonable delay in putting in the chair. He then pronounced the death sentence, the day of execution being the fifth of July, the hour being between 10 o'clock in the forenoon and 2 o'clock in the afternoon. ? Columbia, June 1: The three defendants In the label case, John Bell Towill, L. Whit Boykln and William O. Tatum, former officials of the state dispensary, were acquitted this afternoon in the Richland county court of general sessions of the charge of conspiracy to defraud the state of South Carolina. A mistrial in the case was declared last September. The Indictment had been pending for five years. The state was represented during the last trial by Attorney General Lyon, Solicitor Cobb and W. T. Stevenson of Cheraw. Before the iury took the case, Attorney General Lyon announced that he would nut isk for a verdict of guilty as to Vr. D. Tatum, the only one of the defenuints who testified. The jury reached i verdict of not guilty after dellberiting for nearly three hours. Towill, Boykin and Tatum were accused of conspiracy to defraud the state in he purchase of 21,000,000 labels for vhisky bottles. The price paid was S.l.l.fuT. Nivisson, Weiskofp & Co., of Cincinnati, which sold the labels, has dnce repaid the state the sum of 17,500 as "excess profit" on the transition. The deal was made In 1905, vhen the three defendants were mem>ers of the state board of control In harge of purchases for the old state llspensary. LOCAJL AFFAIRS. NEW A0VERTI8EMENT8. iNutlonal Union Bank, Rock Hill?Desires to show you the way to get on "Easy Street." It can give you plain directions. 'Cloud Cash Store?Presents a lot of attractive prices on dress goods of various kinds. Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Reminds you of its big clothing and shirt sale in progress this week, and also its sale of towels. Thomson Co.?Invites attention to mohair suits for summer wear, oxtords, straw hats and a big line of underwear. Yorkvilie Hardware Co.?Is ready to supply farmers with the best binder twine and all kinds of farm tools. Clover Real Estate Co.?Has a brick making outfit for sale, and also two tracts of land in Moore county, N. C. John L>. Stacy, Clover?Wants you to see him for life, health and accident insurance. Best policies. Star Theatre?Feature for Friday afternoon and evening will be Dante's Inferno. Shleder Drug Store?Suggests that you use Nyal's hat cleaner for renovating straw hats, 25c. The standing of piano contestants. McConnell Dry Qdods Co.?Calls at tention to a big line of trunks, suit cases and hand bags. ' H. E. Neil, County Treasurer?Gives notice that the $3 commutation tax is now due. L. R. Williams. Probate Judge?Gives notice that J. J. Henry has applied for letters of administration on the estate of W. S. Henry, deceased. Fort Mill Manfg. Co., Fort MIll-'-Has a lot of ginning machinery and an engine and boiler for sale. W. M. Riggs, Pres.?Publishes Information in regard to the next session of Clemson college. The cotton fields as seen from the windows of the passenger trains show up fine stands. Corn planting continues. Most of the cotton is in, but the planting of corn is not so forward as usual. There are more fine oats throughout the county than has been known for several years. The season seems to have been Just right. Harvest is now well on. Although business Is quite dull generally, most thoughtful business men are agreed that it is best that way. "It is better to have dull business now than next fall," Is the way they generally put it. Why, certainly the work of the recent York county Democratic convention was framed up in caucus. All the delegates did not know about it in advance. Only a few of them, in fact, were taken Into the deal?the few that would likely be agreeable to what was desired. At the caucus it was agreed that W. B. Wilson, Jr., would not stand for re-election as chairman; that W. W. Lewis, Esq., would be his successor; that W. B. Wilson, Jr., would be state executive committeeman, and the delegates to Columbia were agreed upon. Everything went according to programme, except there came near being a slip on the election of state executive committeeman. The committee on nominations for delegates to Columbia went into the room with a typewritten list of the names agreed upon in caucus and reported It back without 'change. The matter is of very little real importance, as such things are usually done In this way by a few; but it is just as well that the fact of the matter be incorporated in the record. In the view of The Enquirer land owners along Fishing creek could do no better than to take immediate and serious hold on the dredging proposition now being agitated. The time was, away back eighty years ago, when the Fishing creek bottoms alone produced enough corn to supply the entire population of the county, Which was then nearly one-half of what it is now. Indeed, these bottoms did not go into decline until after the close of the war, and then they began to suffer from the neglect that was occasioned hy the general demoralization of labor conditions. Of course it is up to the land owners to do what Is to be done, or whether to do anything; but with the dredging facilities now possible under modern co-operation, there Is no reason why all these once fertile bottoms should not speedily be made more productive than ever. There are other drainage propositions in the county well worth looking into; but from what we know of It or think we know of It, this Fishing creek proposition is easily the most attractive of them all. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? All the local business folks are bragging about what a good day last Saturday was. Business was very good yesterday also. ? The Shandon hotel has procured an auto-bus for use in the transfer of passengers and baggage between the hotel and the depots. ? There was a fine rain in Yorkville and Immediate vicinity yesterday evening and it was most acceptable. ? With a little more building in sight, the .local situation would look better. ? Messrs. J. R. Lindsay and Robert Witherspoon have formed a partnership for the conduct of an Insurance and real estate business. They will make their announcement to the pub lie in me? next issue 01 i lie Ciiiquuur. ? The Fall of Troy, the Intensely Interesting spectacular production was the extra attraction at the Star theatre last Saturday afternoon and night. Proprietor Dorsett has of late been giving In addition to his two. reels nightly, more or less frequent extra specials, like the "Raising of the Maine," the "Titanic Disaster," and a number of others. The "Fall of Troy," was produced by the reel makers at an outlay of much time and expense, and has been having quite a run. The picture did not seem to take very well in advance; but as the regular attendants at the theatre began to gather an idea of the unusually interesting character of this particular piece, they began to tell others, and the stream of visitors kept up from about 4 o'clock in the afternoon until 11 o'clock Saturday night. The next special attraction in addition to the usual two reels will be "Dante's Inferno," a classic that will appeal alike to the best educated taste and to the general run of lovers of a mystery and marvel. This reel will be shown next Friday. ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Claude Godfrey of Cheraw, is the guest of Mrs. J. S. Jones in Yorkvllle. Mrs. J. D. Witherspoon and child of Chross Hill, are visiting Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Witherspoon in Yorkvllle. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Dunlap and children of Charlotte, are visiting relatives in Yorkville. Mrs. D. E. Finley and children, i who have been spending the winter i in Washington, have returned to their i home in Yorkville. i Miss Nancv Withersnoon of the College for Women, Columbia, has returned to her home In Yorkvllle. ' Miss Rose Sandlfer who has been j teaching In Laurens, has returned to , her home in Yorkvllle. Miss Mary Ramsey of Hickory. J. C? visited her brother, Mr. Julius Ramsey, In Yorkvllle this week. Miss Margaret Moore has returned to her home In Yorkvllle after a visit to relatives In Chester. Miss Minnie Whitesldes of Hickory Grove, Is the guest of Miss Elizabeth Faris In Rock Hill. Mrs. H. H. Hayes of Trinity, N. C., is visiting her sister, Miss Emma Wilkerson In Yorkvllle. Miss Ola Jackson of Yorkvllle R. F. D. 3, spent several days last week with friends in Clover. Mr. Quay Wllllford of Sumter, visited relatives In Yorkvllle this week. Miss Lesslie D. Wltherspoon has returned to her home in Yorkvllle after a month's stay In New York. Mr. Edward N. McDowell of the Camden Chronicle staff, spent Sunday and yesterday In Yorkvllle with the family of Mrs. S. C. Ashe. Misses Lesslie and Lula White of Yorkvllle, are spending this week at Blairsvllle, with their grandfather, Mr. J. P. Blair. Mr. R. Glenn Allison graduated in medicine at the Maryland university last Saturday afternoon, and arrived In Yorkvllle yesterday, to spend a short time with his mother, Mrs. Nannie Q. Allison. Dr. Miles J. Walker, who has been In a hospital In Baltimore since February, returned to his home In Yorkvllle yesterday morning. He is still quite weak and unable to walk, and will be confined to his home for some weeks yet. DEATH OF F. H. YOUNGBLOOD. Mr. Frank H. Youngblood, whose critical Illness was mentioned In the last issue of The Enquirer, died at his home seven miles east of Yorkvllle last Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, and was burled in Beth-Shiloh cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mr. Youngblood was a native of York county. He was born at the Youngblood old homestead four mfles north of Yorkvllle on February 4, 1838, and spent the whole of his life in York county. He was three times married. His first wife was a Miss Burns, who uvea oui a snorc. lime. ma stcuna wife, to whom he was married about forty-three years ago, was Miss Mary Adeline Parrott, and his third wife, to whom he was married In 1885, and who survives him, was Mrs. Nettie Barnes. There was only one child by the first wife, James, who died in 1881. The surviving children of the second marriage are Mrs. James F. Allison of King's Mountain, N. C., Mr. Wm. T. Youngblood of Beth-Shiloh. Messra John F. and C. J. Youngblood of Yorkville, Robert L. Youngblood of Tirzah, and Miss Nannie Youngblood of Atlanta, Ga. By the third marriage there are three daughters, Miss Maude of At-, lanta, Ga., and Misses Gila and Agnes, at home. Mr. Youngblood served 1.1 Kanapaugh's battery during the war ,and after the war devoted his attention to farming. His early educational opportunities were limited; but he was a careful, intelligent and persistent reader, who remembered and applied what he read. He took a deep interest in public affairs, national, state and county, and although he never had any personal political ambition, had very pronounced ideas as to both men and measures. He was scrupulously just and honest in all his relations with his fellow men, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of alj who knew him. The funeral services were conducted in Beth-Shiloh church by Rev. T. P. Burgess, and it is stated that th# concourse in attendance was one of the largest that has ever been seen at Beth-Shiloh on any previous occasion. THE U. D. C. DINNER. About seventy-five Confederate veterans, most of them from various parts of York county, but also a number from counties adjoining, were guests of the Winnie Davis chapter, U. D. C., at their annual Jefferson Davis Birthday dinner today. It was the original intention to have the dinner in the court house yard as usual; but because of the threatening weather, the plan was changed and the tables were set in the vacant store room in the McNeel building. It was a delightful spread that the old soldiers found awaiting them as they were called to the dining room at about 12 o'clock. There were two long tables, covered with spotless linen and ladies with immense quantities of the choicest food in almost endless variety. . After all the guests were seated there were addresses of welcome and thanks, followed by an invocation of Divine blessings and the enjoyment of the good things. Just as the dinner commenced It was necessary for the reporter to leave the delightful scene in order to get a mention of It in the pa per. It has not been practicable to get a complete list of all of the guests at the dinner; but the following is as complete as it has been practicable to make It up to the time of going to press: A. C. Hogue, Alex A. Wallace, J. Is. Gardner, J. H. Henry, Jno. A. Dowdle, W. F. Armstrong, J. C. Jackson, J. W. Lawrence, T. N. Thomasson, T. J. Roach, Dave Stewart, J.W. Y. Dickson. L. L. Smith, Sr., Robert N. McElwee, N. D. Glenn, J. A- Adams, J. B. Robinson, W. M. Kennedy, W. H. McConnell. Joseph M. Simms, J. H. McDanlel, Elijah McSwaln, Robert Westmoreland, J. O. Darby, James P. Blair, W. C. Latimer, J. L. Strain, D. G. Howell, R. B. Youngblood, M. W. Harper, J. C. Chambers, Lucian Lindsay, F. D. Davidson, W. R. Conrad, F. P. McConnell, S. H. Nlvens, L. R. Williams, T. W. Clawson, J. J. Hunter, J. E. Lowry, William Barnett, D. J. Forbes, D. D. Wright, A. E. Gettys, A. C. McKnight, Robert Whlsonant, W. E. Erwln, J. T. Wilkerson, Alex McGill, G. S. Cobb, W. S. Wilkerson. William McGill. John Wray, William Wray, * Wm. Burns, Reuben McCall, David Barron, R. M. Wallace, M. S. Carroll, J. S. Chambers, R. W. Whltesides, R. J. Withers, J. L. Rainey, N. B. Bratton, J. S. Meek, John D. McConnell, S. L. Davidson. Dr. Wyman, W. L. White, Wm. Ferguson. THE BLACKSBURG FIRE. The Are at Blacksburg early last Friday morning, mentioned in the last Issue of The Enquirer, cleaned up practically all of one side of the principal business street of the town and made a considerable hole in the other side. It was easily the most extensive disaster of the kind the little town has ever known and entailed losses aggregating $25,000 or $30,000. The Are was Arst discovered at about 2 o'clock, in what was known as the White Front grocery store, conducted by J. M. Easterby, on the west side of Main street. The building was so far gone when discovered that very little could be done, and practically nothing could be saved from the stock of goods. The Aames spread to adjoining buildings on either side, and presently they were swept by the wind to the Iron City hotel on the opposite side of the street. The Iron City hotel was a large brick and iron structure, erected some twenty-Ave years ago in the boom days of Blacksburg, but for some time had been practically unoccupied except by a barber shop and pool room. As a matter of fact the building was hardly considered safe for occupation. It burned rapidly, and the falling walls smashed in the roof of the bank building, a small one-story structure adjoining on the south side. The heaviest losers in the Are were: White Front grocery, merchandise total loss, insurance, $1,000; Iron City hotel, total loss, insurance $3,000; Bell's drug store, total loss, building insurance, $600; Bell's drug store, merchandise total loss, insurance, $5,000; L. T. Ligon, merchandise, total loss, insurance $1,500; D. H. Sarratt, building to- ; tal loss, no insurance; O. A. Osborne, total loss, building Insurance, none; Allle Osborne, total loss, building insurance, none; A. H. Pollock, total loss, : building insurance, none; A. H. Pol- , lock, total loss, building insurance, , none; Bank of Blacksburg, partial loss, insurance not known. The origin of the fire Is somewhat of a mystery. There are reasons for thinking that it may have been purely accidental, and then again there are those who think It was probably the work of incendiaries. After the lynching of the two negroes some weeks ago there were rumors of threats that the town would be laid In ashes; but these rumors were not traceable to a definite source. Opinion seems to be divided, as between accident and incendiarism. OF HISTORIC VALUE. All the files of The Yorkvllle Enquirer from 1858 to 1866 inclusive, covering the entire war period, bound in three volumes, was the unusual present of which the editor became the tiighly appreciative recipient last Satjrday. The present came through the generosity of Mrs. M. E. Deal of Blacksuirg, whose friendship for the late ?apt. L. M. Grist, the first publisher >f The Enquirer, came through her 'ather, the late Samuel G. Brown, and n this way down to the present pubishers of The Enquirer. From Mrs. Deal we learn that her ather was an old-time clubmaker for l'he Enquirer and along with various ireniiums he received in recognition of lis services and In tokens of friendship letween Mr. Brown and the late Capt. jt M. Grist, were these bound volumes if the paper. Originally there were bur volumes in all; but one of these, ncluding the years 1856 and 1857, Mrs. >eal gave to Capt. Grist shortly after he burning of The Enquirer office in 890. If one will give fairly free rein to v the imagination, it will be easier to get an idea of the peculiar value of the old files than can be had from even an extended description. In the first place, The Enquirer ranked with the best of southern weeklies even during the war period, and it carried almost if not quite as much matter as It does now. Leaving out of consideration the record of current local events, the going and coming of the soldiers In York and surrounding counties, the chronicles of the dally life of the people In those trying times, and matters relating to the every day routine, there is a very full history of all the big, stirring events of the war. and of the doings of the state and Confederate governments from start to finish. No such record, or anything like It is to be found anywhere except in the files of the Charleston News and Courier. While fortunately The Enquirer's original files of this period were saved from the fire of 1890, this gift from Mrs. Deal, especially in view of the graceful generosity with which this estimable lady has seen proper to make the tender, is prized none the less. Our pride in the possession of this gift is equaled only by our grateful appreciation of the manner In which It has coiqe about. FIRST REGIMENT WIN8. The First regiment. South Carolina National Guard, with headquarters in Yorkville, carried off practically all the honnra at tho annual rlHo ahn/\t KaM In iiwiivi o uv wiiv auiiuui a nv oiiwv 1 iiciu ill Charleston during the ten days ending last Thursday. The honors included first, a cup presented by Capt. George H. McMaster, U. S. A., for the highest regimental score; second, a cup furnished by the state for the best battalion score; third, a cup presented by the state for the best company score; fourth, a medal and $10, presented by General Moore for the best marksman in the state. The first honor was won with a score of 5,768 against 5,659 for the Second regiment, and 3,842 for the Third regiment. The second battalion of the First regiment, won the battalion honor with a score of 2,272, and company K, located at Fort Mill, won the company cup. Sergeant G. W. Potts of company K, won the prize offered to the best marksman in the state by. making a score of 394 out of a possible 450, shooting on the 200-yard, 300-yard, 600-yard, 800-yard and 1,000 yard ranges at slow fire, and the 200-yard range at rapid fire and skirmish run. In order to qualify as a marksman the rifleman must make a total score of 98 out of a possible 150 on the three ranges of 200 yards, 300 yards and 500 yards. Having qualified as a marksman, the rifleman is eligible to enter the sharpshooters' course, which requires an aggregate score of 120 out of a possible 150 on the three targets mentioned above, a score of 40 out of 50 on the 600-yard range, a score of 25 out of 60 on rapid firing at 200 yards, and a score not specifically fixed on a skirmish run of 20 shots, advancing from 600 to 200 yards. The total possible score in this entire course is 350, and in order to qualify the rifleman's total must be not less than 236. Sharpshooters are eligible to enter the expert riflemen's course. This consists in slow firing at 800 and 1,000 yards. A score of 40 out of 50 on the 800-yard range and a score of 35 out of 50 on the 1,000 yard range fire required, the aggregate being not less than 75 out of 100. The following officers qualified as sharpshooters and then entered and qualified in the expert class, their aggregate score in both courses being given: Lieut. G. W. Johnson 399 Sergt. G. W. Potts 394 Capt. C. V. Boykln 391 Lieut. D. Miller 384 Capt. E. B. Cantey 383Sergt. M. L. Jolly 380 Capt. G. C. Warren 370 Capt. H. E. Raines 349 Capt. E. H. Robertson ......... .330 Following is the list of First regiment militiamen who qualified as marksmen, this including the sharpshooters and experts; L. M. McBee, Jr., sergeant, Co. A, 118; G. S. D. Willis, corporal, Co. A, 122; H. R. Hall, Jr., Co. A, 98; J. B. Walker, Co. A, 99; E. L. Jones, lieutenant, Co. B, 121; J. B. Maglll, corporal, Co. B, 105; M. L. Jolly, sergeant, Co. C, 126; Y. C. Gray, sergeant, Co. C. 115; C. V. Boykln, Co. C, 120; W. R. Richey, Jr., captain, Co. D, 104; L. H Llgon, sergeant, Co. E, 101; J. S. Block. Co. E, 107; J. A. Welsh, lieutenant, Co. F, 104; W. E. Sillier, corporal, Co. F, 103; L. Johnson, corporal, Co. H, 102; M. C. McSwaln, Co. H, 107; B. T. Justice, captain, Co. I, 101; E. C. Bell, sergeant, Co. I, 110; C. C. Stephens, Jr., musician, Co. I, 100; S. W. Parks, lieutenant, Co. K, 119: G. W. Potts, sergeant, Co. K, 130; S. W. Belk, sergeant, Co. K. 121; George Hall, Co. K. 104; A. Thrower, Co. K, 112; C. Wood, corporal, Co. L, 99; C. Moore, Co. L, 106; I. Brandon, Co. L, 102; B. Garrison, Co. L, 110; J. F. Walker, Jr., captain, Co. M, 107. LOCAL LACONIC8. Death of an Infant. Chester special of June 1 to Columbia State; The 4-months-old daughter, Sudle, of the late Mrs. Sudle Hafner, wife of the Rev. W. A. Hafner, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Fort Mill, died at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. S. G. Miller on West End, at 1.30 o'clock this morning. The little body was carried to Sharon and laid to rest this afternoon. Bond Election at Hickory Grove. Hickory Grove school district votes next Monday on the question of issuing $5,000 worth of bonds for the erection of a new school building. There is quite a lively Interest in the proposition and there were a number of people down from Hickory Grove yesterday for the purpose of securing registration certificates so that they might vote next Monday. High School Defeated. At an election held at Lowryville last Wednesday, a proposition to levy an additional two mill tax for the purpose of adding a high school to the graded school system, failed by one vote. Lowryville has a handsome school building, erected by means of a bond issue; but the people do not seem to be quite ready to take on the additional responsibility of a high school. Recital at McConnelleville. A recital given by Miss Maggie B. Turner of Winnsboro, for the benefit of the Young People's society, at McConnellsville, last Friday night, was enJoyed by a large and appreciative audience. A quartet composed of Messrs. Walker, Joe and Logan Moore and Miss Aggidel Moore added much to the enjoyment of the evening. The violin | music by Mr. C. A. Brennecke of Chester, was also good. Quite a neat little sum was realized by the society. Big Still Destroyed. On the strength of information duly obtained in advance, Sheriff Brown i took Constable Jackson and Billy Roarers up into King's Mountain township < Friday night and destroyed a moon- i jhine still located on the premises of Van Whisonant, a negro, who lives | about three and a half miles north of I Piedmont springs. The still was of < jheet copper, with wooden head and l tnttnm anH of about 60 rations caDac- 1 ty. The distillers had just located and ' had made but a single run. The officers, however, destroyed about 1,500 gallons of beer. ? Gaffney special of June 2 to the Columbia State: Sheriff Thomas this nornlng received a message from a ?arty who refused to divulge his lame, saying that a tragedy had occurred in the Macedonia section of :he county and asked that the officer come at once. Deputy Sheriff Wattins was dispatched to the scene and le found that a negro, named Frank Shippey, had on Friday shot his wife, 'atally wounding her. There is no explanation of why the officers were lot communicated with at an earlier late. A Cowpens doctor had been ailed to see the woman either Frilay or Saturday, but after making an examination he left, stating that her ipinal column was shot through and hat she could not recover. Officer Vatklns arrested Shippey and lodged ilm in the county Jail here. The netro says that he was having a quarrel k'lth his wife and that she attempted o shoot him. wrested the wea>on away from her and fired one shot vhich took effect in her back. MERE-MENTION. At Indianapolis, Ind., last Thursday, Joe Dawson drove an automobile 500 miles In 6 hours, 21 minutes and 6 seconds, an average of 78.6 miles an hour Hampton Magazine, one of JNew York's popular publications, nas suspended alter a precarious existence of several years. Stockholders throughout the country lose 82,tfs i,000 as the result of tne failure. ....A New York man last week purchased a champion bulldog in kingland and paid |5,000 for the animal. ... .Ten persons were more or less # ^ severely hurt In a head-on automo- g, bile collision near Elizabeth, N. J., Tnur.sday One man and a child were fatally injured and fifteen persons severely injured at Seattle, vvasn., Thursday, when an aviator lose control of his machine and it collided with a grand stand filled -j with people There will be 222 contesting delegates at the Republican convention at Chicago. The Roosevelt faction will contest 181 delegates and the Taft faction will contest 11. ....The senate on Thursday passed the pension appropriation Dill, carrying 1166,162,600, an increase of $12,- \ 000,000 on the bill passed by the house Phillip O. Parmalee, an aviator, was killed at North Yakima, Wash., Saturday, by a fall with his aeroplane from a height of 400 feet. .... R. T. Cameron and A. T. Roark, lawyers, and J. F. Roarlc, an automo- ^ bile agent, were indicted In the Fed- ~ eral court at Chattanooga, Tenn., Saturday, on the charge of white slavery, having enticed two Birmingham, Ala., girls to the Tennessee city for immoral purposea.... Several thousand hotel and restaurant waiters of New York are on a strike for higher wages, shorter hours and recognition of their union. The total cash In the United States treasury on June 1st, including gold coin and bullion held as reserve funds, totaled $1,916,996,000... .Two boys, aged 11 and 20 years, were drowned # in the lake in Piedmont park, Atlanta, Ga., during last week.....It is reported in a Paris newspaper that the famous painting, Mona LI?, which mysteriously dlsappeared from a Paris art gallery more than a year ago, has been found by detectives.... ^ The senate last Friday passed the eight hour bill, which provides that all government contracts for work and supplies must be limited to eight hours a day for laborers The Burns detective agency has unearthed a nest of grafters and bribe takers in Atlantic City, N. J. Burns' evidence was so complete that four of the five councllmen accused of accepting bribes confessed. The grafting has ^ been going on for years and many of the grafters have grown very wealthy Lilian Qraham, one of the young women accused of shooting W. E. D. Stokes,* in New York several months ago and acquitted of the charge, is now suing Stokes for $100,- ^ 000 for personal damages because of having been arrested and Jailed The mayor of Philadelphia has appointed a commission of twenty-one members, leading citizens of that city who are to study the vice problems of that city and propose methods of the lessening of the evils of vice..... Melvin Vaniman, the balloonist, who proposes to cross the Atlantic ocean in a dirigible balloon, made a trial flight at Atlantic City, N. J., Friday. A mixup between a guide rope and a propeller brought the airship down to the water and Vaniman and his crew had a narrow escape Sir Julius ? Wernher, head of the DeBeers Diamond syndicate, who died in London recently, left $16,000,000 to charity. ... .The government of China is negotiating a loan of $60,000,000 Q. E. Staples, a farmer of Angola, N.Y., on Friday, shot his wife and mother-in- ^ law to death and committed suicide. ml. ~ 4k? TT.IIaJ . i lie uuBiiieoB ui me uiuiou OUMVO Steel corporation for May was the greatest in volume of any month in the history of the trust....The mayor of Boston has offered to Dr. Harvey Wiley the position of chairman of the health board of that city, at a salary of 110,000 a year. Dr. Wiley will probably accept. ...Citizens 6t ? Wichita Falls, Texas, exploded 0,000 pounds of dynamite Thursday in an effort to make it rain. There were no results. Crops are suffering for lack of moisture. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. + ? Lancaster special of June 1 to the Columbia State: Fire from an unknown cause broke out last night In the Lancaster Oil mill's immense seed house, and for several minutes before the tire department could reach the scene the flames raged furiously on until the lire department quickly ? extinguished the blaze. A small por- ~ tion of the roof was burned. Two or three hours later in the night, however, the fire again broke out, this time in the mill proper and before 'he fire company could reappear and in spite of desperate work after their appearance practically the entire hi building was consumed in the flames, entailing a loss variously estimated from 110,000 to 136,OuO, covered by insurance. ? Georgetown special of June i to Columbia State: Thursday night Judge Ira B. Jones made his first appearance in this city, he addressed the voters of the county, in the Carvers Bay section Wednesday, and came to Georgetown Thursday after- ^ noon. He spoke to about 600 persons w of whom about 50 were women, at the school auditorium and was accorded a magnificent reception. The Judge aroused his hearers to the utmost enthusiasm. In addition to being frequently interrupted with applause, he was given three cheers by a standing audience at the conclusion of his addresa After briefly stating, in answer to criticism In one of the local papers which spoke of the judge as the "aristocratic ex-chief justice," that he was not an aristocrat?his father having been a carpenter and his mother a dressmaker, but that if he had been born one he would be proud of it, because most of the aris tocrats th?t he knew were all right, ^ he began his a tack on "BleaseismJ^"""^ He said that he proposed to show tk&t the governor had not been true to the trust the people have reposed In him when they elected him to toe office of governor; that he hat} failed to measure up to his oa'n and had grossly abused his rir,hts as go the appointive power, as to the pardon power and as to the veto power. He cited instances to <mow tnat tne governor had failed to make appointments according to law and had made many contrary to law?giving as specific Instances when the governor failed to commission the special judges for Horry county and for Georgetown, and the Beaufort township commissioners and the Spartanburg magistrates. As to the issuance of pardons, he said there would be many to wipe away the tears from " their eyes as the governor pictured the pathetic features of the cases where he had granted pardons, but he was always careful not to make any mention of such cases as John Black, George Hasty and Wash Hunter?he scored the governor especially on the Wash Hunter case, saying that as the governor had been attorney for this man it would seem that this was one case in which common decency demanded that the matter be referred to the board of pardons. As to the veto power he mentioned the cases * where the $4,000 was appropriated by the legislature to purchase antitoxin for free distribution to those persons who were unable to pay for It, also the case of the veto of an item providing for payment of some forty ^ add dollars to the special judge who w tried the negro for criminal assault In Florence county. He drew a picture of the individual who said in one breath that he would lead a mob to avenge a crime of this character, and ret who withheld payment of the expense money to the judge who sat on. the case in which the crime was ivenged by due process of law. He # compared this with the capltol improvement scheme, when the governor put himself on record as being -eady to approve a bill providing (900,000 for such work. Re stated that this was no "newspaper lie" be- "9 :ause the governor had admitted it inder oath and that he had seen the public* record of such testimony. He :losed with an appeal to the right ninded and right thinking people to tome out on the side of law and trder and to stand for that upon vhlch civilization is founded rather than that which means and always neant bad government for anarchy.