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? Macon, Ga., July 7: Reports received by the Southern States Cotton corporation Indicate that the conference to be held in Atlanta on July 12. to investigate the plan for marketing the cotton crop of the south on a 15-cent basis, will be largely attended. Gov. Mann of Vlrginia/has announced that he will attend and Govs. Colquitt, Texas; Brewer, Mississippi; O'Neal, Alabama, and Hooper, Tennessee, have signified ttielr intention of being present t>r having men there to represent them. Sixty Georgia counties will be represented and a large delegation is expected from Texas. Telegrams were sent yesterday to seventeen governors, urging them to be present. ? Eugene Prince,, "the man without a country," will become a citizen of the United States when the president signs the resolution the senate passed last Friday. Mr. Prince te the son of John Henry Prince. Both father and son were born in Russia, although the grandfather was an * familtr S^nfltor Jtmencai! nuwc Lodge assured the senate had lived in Massachusetts since 1643. The lawprotected the father, but not the son in his rights of citizenship. He was neither an American citizen nor a subject of the czar and not even in a position to be naturalized. The house passed a Joint resolution unconditionally admitting him on "to the character and privileges of American citizenship" and the senate concurred. ? The bubonic plague has broken out in Havana. Several deaths occurred In the city last week among laborers engaged on sewerage work near the palace of the..president. As soon as the nature of the malady was determined the workmen who had been exposed were isols ed, their homes were fumagated and a war was commenced on the rats of the city. Rats are supposed to be the most deadly carriers of the disease. Surgeon General Blue, of the public health and marine hospital service has telegraphed orders to all United States port officials to be on the especial lock out for all vessels from Havana, and great precautions are to be taken to prevent the bringing of the disease into <he United States. All port officials are especially warned to guard against rats. And vessels from Havana are to be held some distance from American wharves to keep the rats from coming ashore. ? "The platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties call for the rigid enforcement of the anti-trust law. They are wrong." So declared Theodore Roosevelt last Friday. The former president said that in his campaign he would attack both parties upon this score. He intends to take the position which he outlined in a speech at Oswatomle, Kas., years ago, when he said that the great business enterprises of the country had come to stay and should be controlled by means of close supervision by the national government. To attempt to abolish them he said today was futile. Colonel Roosevelt also denied a report that he had offered the nomination for the vice presidency to Judge Ben B. Lindsey, of Denver. "If the convention nominates me for president," said Roosevelt, "it certainly won't wish to have me name the vice president. That must he done by the people. The convention will decide." ? Christian Herald: The three-yearold child of Albert Stepp, living two miles from Canton, Tex., fell feet foremost in a 13-inch bored well 60 feet deep. By the use of a mirror the AKII'I oaiiIH KA opon onrl thp little f^l low was constantly crying and calling to his grandpa to come and get him. The grandparents and parents were wild with excitement and overcome with grief at their inability to afford immediate succor. Forty or fifty men and women were soon gathered, all anxious to get a loop over the child to draw it out, but with no avail. A negro boy 12 years old was let down, and, getting the child by the sleeve, both were drawn up half way. The sleeve gave way and the child fell back to the bottom. All were horrorstricken for fear the fall would certainly kill the child. Then they tied a rope to the leg of the negro boy and let him down head first. He put the loop of rope about the child's body and then the two were drawn out separately, first the negro and then the child. The mirculous part of the incident is that the child was only bruised a little and not seriously injured. ? Senator LaFollette in a printed article last Friday, asked Roosevelt for the second time to publish his campaign expense account or else a "candid statement of his reasons for thus spurning one of the basic principles of public morality and political decency." When LaFollette made public a statement of his campaign receipts during the Ohio primary contest, he called on Roosevelt to do likewise. There has been no response. LaFollette says in part: "Big business is ever in politics, and is ever ready to "o fi'nila Kafir r>f a likelv winner who is either subservient or is harmless. Special privilege puts money into the political campaign by way of investment. Roosevelt entered the contest as a Progressive. He made a strenuous campaign for votes and a noisy scramble for southern delegates on the ground that he represented the 'Progressive* doctrine. In this fight he had the backing of the steel trust, Harvester trust and fiancial giants like Perkins, Hanna and Munsey contributed to his cause. His campaign was characterized by a riotous expenditure of money. Yet he has made no public accounting." ? The high stand, according to an Atlanta dispatch, taken by Judge John T. Pendleton of the Georgia superior court, that a judge should not go out and solicit votes even though a political opponent has entered the field against him, has resulted in a remarkable situation here. Judge Pendleton's point was impersonal?not that he was an individual too dignified to make a ward to ward campaign, but that the judgeship itse'f was too dignified an office to mix into that kind of politics. The consequence of his decision is that leading members of the Atlanta bar have decided to wage Judge Pendleton's campaign for him. He will have nothing to do with it. J. D. Kilpatrick, president of the Atlanta bar association, will head the campaign committee, and numerous attorneys, probgbly including Luther Z. Roosef, Jack J. Spalding, Charles T. Hopkins, Burton Smith and others will have charge of the active fight. Judge Pendleton himself will not ask a single one of his friends to vote for him. much less the general public. He stands, or rather quietly sits, on his record. Judge Pendleton's opponent, Alex. W. Stevens, a great nephew of the famous bearer of that name, is waging an active campaign on his own behalf. ? North China Daily News: A visit to such a district as this cannot be made without witnessing many harrowing scenes. The mortality has been something awful, and at the hospitals pathetic sights have been but too often witnessed. For instance, a wretched looking boy would appear at the hospital, and in answer to inquiries about his home he would sorrowfully tell the tale that all but he had perished. At Hwaiyuen. some eight miles from Pengpu, the misery was to be seen at its height. Walking along the street at night one would see people lying there, and repassing half an hour later they would be dead. Some distance away tine poor woman was seen absolutely groveling In the mud, moaning and groaning. She was a piteous sight, covered with mud from head to foot, the result of living In a hole In the ground during rain and storm. Asked what was the matter she replied that she had lost her rice bowl and until it was found her lamentations continued. When recovered, the rice bowl was sent to the gate Jceeper's for food, but before it could arrive the poor creature was dead. Such sights were but too common. The thatch from the roofs of huts was frequently eaten as food, and inside all was bare, the only attempt at comfort being, perhaps, a small bundle of straw for the old woman of the house to lie upon. Bark of trees had been eaten, everything In fact that could be chewed. The tale of misery could be prolonged indefinitely. $hc ||orlivillr (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofflce In Yorkvllle as M^ll Matter of the Second Class. YORKVIIXE. S. C.t TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1912 News comes out from Columbia that the Felder hearing, which was to have been had in Augusta today has been postponed "until later In the week." The Rock Hill Record has had the fairness in its last issue to reproduce what The Enquirer said in reply to its recent caustic criticism, and it gives us pleasure to make due acknowledgment Now that the tensity in connection with the nominating campaign has passed away, the Republicans and Democrats will begin fo gather themselves together for the big fight for supremacy. Henry Watierson denies that he has expressed an opinion that the Democratic party would win a victory in November. The fact Is that Mr. Watterson has been out of sympathy with the Democratic party for many years past. They are already making demands upon Governor Wilson for postmasterships and the like. The governor is quoted as saying that it is amusing under the circumstances: but illustrative of the respons.bility Involved. The understanding is that William P. McCombs will probably be chairman of the Democratic national committee. He has been managing Governor Wilson's campaign for the nomination and has the entire confidence Oi the governor as to both loyalty and ability. According to the latest estimate there are 680.000 automobiles in use in the United States and their retail value, the pHce paid by their owners, is $816,000,000. The present annual output of cars is 240,000 and their retail value $288,000,000. i It has been very satisfactorily established that the nomination of Governor Wilson was due to the deluge of telegrams that fell on delegates to the (convention from the rank and file of the Democratic party all over the country. ' . ? . An Associated Press dispatch carries the news that a nation wide movement has been started among leading Repub[ licans to ask Mr. Taft to withdraw [ from the presidential race, the idea toeing that his continuance will not only mean certain defeat for him; but the disruption of the Republican party. John G. Capers, of Washington, and Republican national cojnmitteeman from South Carolina, says he will not bolt the ticket with Col. Roosevelt, but will support Mr. Taft. Quite philisophlrally he recalls the fact that four years ago he was with the majority that engineered the steam roller over the minority, and now that he has been administered a dose of the same he will take his medicine. He says, and quite truthfully that there are steam rollers in both parties and it will always be so as long as voting committees arrange for new conventions. Senator Johnson, of Alabama, desires as an expedient to check the terrible drainage occasioned by the competition among the nations to excel each other in the building of warships to provide in the canal bill, when It comes before the senate, that all nations which decline to limit their further battleship increase to one battleship a year, be denied the use of the canal. As to whether the senate will take the proposition seriously has not yet appeared; but if the senate does take the proposition seriously it will no doubt prove quite serious. People who do not know Editor Smoak of the Walterboro Press and Standard may take it from us that he is just as clean and square a man as is to be found in the state. That he published an unfounded rumor about Governor Rlease. which rumor ought not to have been published is true. It is also true that he made a correction as soon as he was advised of the facts. It is easy enough to say that Mr. Smoak made his correction through fear; but knowing him as we do, we do not see it that way. The only thing that would make Mr. Smoak take any statement back would be satisfactory assurance that such statement was incorrect. There are editors and others who have neither the manhood nor courage to do this; but Mr. Smoak is not that kind. IspeaKing or newspaper minic-aa, ??have no hesitation in saying that in our judgment the two papers published at Newberry, the Observer opposed to Governor Blease and the Herald and News, supporting the governor, are as fair as any we know. The two papers fall out sometimes and hit each other some pretty hard licks, but both try to be as fair as is possible. From the last issue of the Observer we clip the following: The Anderson Intelligencer speaks of the Observer as "a bitter opponent of the governor." We move to amend by striking out the word "bitter." The Observer is never bitter. The Observer's estimate of itself is exactly correct. It is always frank, open broad and clean: but never bitter. South Carolina is coming in for a large measure of praise for the part her delegation had in the nomination of Woodrow Wilson for the presidency. It is well deserved, but the credit be I longing: to the Palmetto State does not stop with her delegation. Governor Wilson has had many friends and advisers and well-wishers in South Carolina, chief among whom we would rank Capt. W. E. Gonzales, of the Columbia State. Not only has Capt. Gonzales supported Governor Wilson loyally and ably through the columns of his newspapers, but he has spent much time in New York, Washington and Baltimore, doing yeoman service for his candidate. In the apportionment of the honors for the victory which is causing such generous rejoicing throughout the land the Columbia journalist is entitled to and should receive conspicuous recognition. ?News and Courier. Yes, we say amen to this. We had this very fact in mind when we said what we did about the part played by the country press. Capt. Gonzales did splendid service for Wilson through his paper and otherwise and it is reasonably certain that had he sfood for some other nominee Governor Wilson would have failed. Another thing that occurs to us in this connection is the magnanimous spirit of the News and Courier in giving credit where credit is due. While most progressive wide-awake farmers are trying to attend to their political duties as intelligently and as loyally as they can, not many of them are neglecting their duties on that account. There are a great many important reforms to be worked in government. both national and state. Their is room for improvement in political, social and economic lines?improvement that will materially help the condition of hundreds of thousands of people, and it is well for everybody to do what they can to further these changes. But, as we see It there is no reason why anybody should stop work on account of these things. Relief is a matter of brains rather than brawn. The ballot affords the only way of bringing about any change that Is worth while, and it is only up to the people to properly cast their ballots. In the meantime everybody knows that next fall and next spring's crops depend on what may be done this summer and next fall, and no matter what may happen in politics?whether conditions get better or worse, the crops will be needed all the same and the heavier the crops the better for all concerned. The Lancaster News. The Lancaster News which seems *o be more concerned about the affairs of The Enquirer than it Is about Its own affairs, or the affairs of any other paper in the state, quotes a part of what the Rock Hill Record said recently and comments as follows: This is a very severe but just arraignment of The Enquirer which reproduces the Record's editorial and makes a miserably poor defense of its position. We endeavored sometime ago to pull the editor of The Enquirer out, but gave up the job in disgust. The Enquirer has announced more than once that it had no advice to give its readers as between Blease and Jones, and yet by insinuation and inuendo it throws the weight of its influence to Blease. For instance, it quotes from the Anderson Intelligencer, one of the few Blease papers in the state to the effect that The Enquirer Is coming nearer telling the truth as to the issues in the state campaign than any other newspaper. Not long since the editor defended Blease's pardoning record by saying, editorially, -that Hey ward's and Ansel's record, in this respect, was just as bad as Blease's; and in the last issue of The Enquirer we find this triumphant crow for Blease: "Now that it has become evident that Governor Blease is at least breaking even, in that portion of the state where it was generally supposed that he was weakest, some of his most strenuous opponents are beginning to trim. And it has always been so." The surprise is that among such an intelligent class of people as live in the goil old county of York, a public journal would dare take such a fence-straddling course as The Enquirer has taken. But you are not fooling everybody, even in your own county, Mr. Grist. There are many patriotic sons of Carolina who are taking note of your position In this campaign, and will remember it long after the smoke of the battle has cleared away. The issue of "Bleaseism," however much you may try to belittle it, is a serious matter, more serious than any that has confronted our people since '76. It is due to the people of York county that The Enquirer should come out in the open and espouse Blease's cause instead of pretending to be neutral and all the time helping the cause of "Bleaseism." We have long been of opinion that if the press is to be useful it must be truthful, and while it may be in the power 01 an euuor 10 ueceive pvupie temporarily, nothing more quickly operates for the extinction of this power than the free exercise of it. If the News has not already made this discovery it will learn. If as the News claims, The Enquirer is throwing any influence to Governor Rlease, that influence must surely he coming through reports of the campaign meetings made by corresponents of daily papers that are confessedly hostile to the governor. We do not deny that we have printed considerably more of such matter than has the News, and included in this matter was Governor Blease's Bishopville speech which we do not remember to have seen in the News at all. If we are mistaken and the News will call our attention to the fact, we will make prompt acknowledgement. If The Enquirer has done anything by insinuation or as the News asserts, inuendo, the fact has escaped us. We simply do not believe anything of the kind. On the contrary, we think we have been very plain and outspoken in every thing we have said, including our expressed determination not to intentionally assist the other fellow in pulling his chestnuts out of the fire. Reproducing from the above: "For instance, it quotes from the Anderson Intelligencer, one of the few Blease papers in the state, to the effect that The Enquirer is coming nearer telling the truth as to the issues of the state campaign than any other newspaper." What we quoted from the Intelligencer whose owner had recently resigned from the governor's staff, was this: "The Ynrkville Enquirer comes nearer giving both sides of every question than any newspaper of which we know." When we quoted the comment of the Intelligencer it had not occurred to us that there was any special reference to the "issues of the state campaign," and it occurred to us that the explanation of the foregoing mix-up must arise out of a consciousness, on the part of the News that The Enquirer is also doing pretty clean work as to the state campaign. Again, the News remarks: "Not long since, the editor defended B1 ease's pardon record by saying editorially, that Heyward's and Ansel's record, in this respect was just as bad as Rlease's." If The Enquirer's ever defended anybody's pardon record we are not aware of it. What we really said was this: "It is true that Blease's pardon record has been tremendously emphasized and we would not like to be called upon to defend it?certainly not with the information we have. But what about the pardon record of other governors'.' Heyward had a sickly, a very sickly record, that would look almost as bad if subjected to the same publicitv, and Ansel granted pardons that would never have been granted except for the importunities of powerful friends, because there was absolutely no sense or Justice in them." Again, quoting from the News: "But you are not fooling everybody, even in your own county, Mr. Grist. There are many patriotic sons of Carolina who are taking note of your position in this campaign, and will remember it long after the smoke of battle has cleared away." As we certainly have no desire to fool anybody we sincerely hope that we are not doing so, and we only wish we could say as much for the News; but in view of its misquotations in so many instances and its failure to quote at all in so many other instances, we fear that many of its readers are really being more or less fooled. THAT CHARLESTON SPEECH. Governor Blease Corrects Alleged Misrepresentation. The following is published in the Columbia Kecord or yesterday under the head of Political Advertisement: Columbia, S. C., July 8th, 1912. The Editor of the News and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina. Dear Sir: J would say that I was surprised at the attitude of your paper in regard to my Charleston speech were It not for the fact that I have heretofore been so malignantly and wilfully misrepresented by it. I requested the reporters to take down carefully what I said and told them that I had part of It written out ?that part in reference to metropolitan police and injunctions, and in regard to the charges of graft, and that I would be pleased to hand it to them. They took it down to suit themselves and made their own report, and the J Inference which you draw therefrom 6| OJdH 'dQ Pinoo an aub sb os|bj bb s| what 1 said, as I now read from the : original notes: Ira B. Jones voted to put metropolitan police on Charleston?see page 500, house Journal 1894." "Ira. B. Jones voted to deprive the people of Charleston of the right of irial by jury and for Injunctions?see page 455, house Journal 1894." "In addition to this, while he was on' the supreme court bench, many injunctions were put on Charleston. "1 have given you independence and Lreedom; Ira B. Jones has given you metropolitan police and injunctions. ,(otv, 1 ask you to answer, down in the oottom of your hearts, a question for ine, anu snow by your ballots' your answer: Do you want metropolitan and injunctions, such as Ira B. Jones gave you, or do you want freedom ot thought and liberty of action such as Blease has given you? If you want metropolitan police and injunctions, 1 will be governor of this state lor the balance of this year and for the next iwo years and will give it to you. If you want it, you shall have it." I made no threat towards Charleston, but simply said that whatever she wanted I would give here during September, October, November, December and 21 days in January, and for the next two years. The construction which you have placed on my language?that it was a threat against Charleston?is absolutely wrong. I am willing to leave the construction of my words to Lieut. Gov. Charles A. Smith, Railroad Commissioner John G. Richards, Senator John H. Wharton and any other honorable gentlemen who are impartial and are willing to state the truth. j In this construction, will yoji please tell me why you did not publish what 1 read about Jones' speech against Gen. Hampton? You are mighty quick .rike me. Why do your reporters not report the truth, and why do you not publish it? Here is what Jone? I said when he seconded Col. Irby'f I '?1I7V?ah Tn^anonflon11 ^TYl II <7111 I1 in. I 1UII . ?T liCil Aliuvpviiuv?.? was about to blot out the fair escutcheon of South Carolina, who was It that stood by the state and the Democratic (party? W^s It Wade Hampton? Was it Donalson? It was Irby, of Laurens." This is taken from the files of your paper, as printed in your issue of Thursday morning, December 11th, 1X!?0. Vou failed to give it in the report of the meeting in Charleston, thereby showing your unfairness, by endeavoring to shield Jones and misconstrue my words. It is a great pity [ ihat the newspapers cannot be fair, but the people do not expect it, they | are on to your game and your misI representations will cost me no votes, | but on the contrary will help me, as it has done in the past, and I will be re-elected governor by* a handsome majority in spite of your falsehoods and your misrepresentations. I quote from Section 723, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912: "Sec. 723. The governor shall have authority, whenever In his judgement it shall be necessary, to arm the constabulary, and, in any emergency, to assume the sole contfol of the whole, or any part, of the municipal police in cities and incorporated towns." From the above, you will see that if Charleston wants me to, I can take absolute control of her police force and hold them as long as I deem it necessary. This, of course, I shall not do, and do not expect to do unless Charleston wants it. I believe In local self-government, and I, therefore, believe in giving each county what she wants, and I repeat that if Charleston wants me to take charge of her police force and to place injunctions on her. why. I will give her what she wants: that Is what I said and that is what I meant. Very respectfully, (Signed) Cole L. Blease. Death* Knell of Unit Rule.?When the Baltimore Convention annulled the unit rule in states where direct primaries are held, It In effect killed the relic of bossism. To modify a contrivance of that kind is to pronounce Its doom. The convention should complete the job before adjournment. There have been many excuses and only one true reason for the unit rule. It has magnified the power of bosses. Ostensibly designed to give dignity to states, it In fact has degraded states and people. Naturally enough, its overthrow found every boss in the country voting his delegation as solidly as he could in its favor. Even on the question of their own emancipation the unit rule held men like the 90 from New York in bondage. They had nothing to say on the subject of their deliverance. It was Charles P. Murphy who spoke for them, for the unit rule and for himself, and he spoke as the boss. A more ghastly object-lesson never faced a free people. In this demonstration in behalf of a dying abuse Democrats should see very clearly the inexorable logic of the direct primary. The bosses recognized it long ago. Direct primaries will not usher In the perfect day, but they will dethrone our political czars, they will reduce the number of traders and hucksters at conventions and they will safeguard minority as well as majority lights. Of dubious origin and Infamous life, the unit rule passes as the first notable Democratic victim of a reform which greatly enlarges Democracy's opportunities and responsibilities.? New York World. ? Washington, July 7: The American government began the new fiscal year with $3,640,407,621, of which all but $363,621,008 is in circulation and the balance held in the treasury vaults as the assets of the Federal government. This vast volume of real money breaks all records, so far as treasury statements show, for the winding up of a fiscal year and it surpasses a year ago by $84,.600,000. Treasury officials, estimating that the population has grown to 95.886,000, which to last Monday, say that a pro rata distribution of this' money would give each person $34.26, or six cents more than a year ago. The total stock of gold in the United States is $1,813,499,440. Of this amount $607,445,193 is in circulation, an increase of $13,500,000 during the year, i The country has $732,163,173 in silver. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J. M. Stroup.?Has Headlight Overalls, represents the Royal Tailors, and offers 25 pounds of .sugar for one dollar and a half. Lenoir College.?This well-known Institution located at Hickory, N. C., offers co-education under the best of management and conditions. National Union Bank, Rock Hill.?Reminds the public that real Independence is to be had by saving dollars, and offers facilities for securing such .Independence, # Cloud Cash Store.?Offers a number of desirable articles of merchandise at actual cost. Klrkpatrlck Belk Co.?Reminds the public again that Its big Mid-Summer Clearance Sale commences tomorrow and continues until July 20. S. Ernest Jackson.?Offers for sale a choice Four Horse Farm located at East View, six miles from Yorkville. E. D. Darwin, C. C.?Gives notice of unveiling of W. O. W. monument to John Ramsey at Smyrna, on Friday, July 17, and invites the public to participate. York Supply Co.-r-Has Sunshine and Purina Horse Feed, Mason's Improved Fruit Jars, etc. R. H. DeButts, DIs. Pass. Agt. So. Ry. ?Announces popular excursion to Richmond via So. Ry. Herndon & Gordon?Ask a riddle and give" the answer, along with some reasons. The Thomson Co.?Talk of Menz Ease Shoes, children's sandals, Khaki Pants, overalls, etc. The C. &. N.-W. railway will run an excursion from Edgemont to the Isle of Palms about the last of the month. Mr. E. D. Darwin, of Smyrna, who is in Yorkville this week on the Jury, says there is no further talk about' the recently agitated question of seceeding to Cherokee. After, the people who had been stirred up on the subject had gotten a thorough understanding of the whole question, they became very well satisfied to remain where they are. There is a house in Statesville, N. C. ?the J. K. Morrison company?that wants to buy all the peach seed it can get at 75 cents a bushel. Two years ago, according to the Charlotte Observer this house bought 15,000 bushels of peach seed. As to whether peach seed could be shipped to Statesville at a profit from this section of course is doubtful; but nevertheless there is a strong hint in the suggestion that this waste crop has a market price, and local business men might do well to make some investigation of the matter. There are thousands of peach seeds to go to waste in this country. They can be saved very easily if there is any Inducement, and-a local market would prove profitable all around. COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS. The following entered the competition for the scholarship examinations held in Yorkville last Friday under the supervision of the York county board of education: College of Charleston.?Dare White, Yorkville; Paul Anderson, Rock Hill. Winthrop.?Mary Sherer, Aggie Dell Sherer, Sharon; Bonnie PIa*ico, Chester; Annie May Harshaw, McConnellsville; Laura Parks, Fort Mill; Annie L. Clinton, Helen Brandon, Clover; Gustava Lesstre, Lesslie; Edmomie M. Blakeney, Matthews, N. C.; Essie M. Suber, Strother, Newberry Co.; Maggie Smith, Jennie Allison, Wllma Scogglns, Hickory Grove; Agnes C. Hunter, Mary Joe Drakeford, Yorkville; Esther Lee Brown, Louise Poag, Emma Kern, Lula B. Hayes, Maggie L. Hayes, Ruth Thoma8son, Blanche Plexico, Annie L. Sturgis, Grace Tompkins, Ada Cornwall, Bessie Garrison, Pauline Whisonant, Laura May Anderson, Rock Hill. UGLY LOOKING CASE. J. A. Miller, who represents himself as a vaudeville artist, Pharr Baker, a photographer and Mrs. Susan Crawford, who conducts a boarding house, all of Rock Hill, were arrested last Saturday under warrants issued by Magistrate T. B. Glenn, on charges that look quite ugly. In the warrants it is set forth that the three parties named conspired toIA 4 114 41a ?U1n 4 A 6^UICI in iiivcikiiiik mice lime (JIIID IU the house of Mrs. Crawford, where the three little girls by means of force and rsuaslon were made to pose for nude pictures. According to the facts so far developed It appears that the alleged offense originated with Miller and that the other two gave their assistance at his instigation and for hire paid or promised to be paid by him. Miller was committed to Jail. Baker was released on a $200 bond and the Crawford woman was released on her own recognizance. Bake* told the whole ugly story as far as he knew it and when the solicitor decided to make a state witness of Baker, Miller plead guilty. Mrs. Crawford failed to show up at court and the understanding is that she has skipped. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? There is room for a lot of street improvement. ? The attendance on the moving picture show is on'the Increase. ? From the small number of farmers in town last Saturday afternoon it is to be Inferred that the crops are grassy. ? The attendance on court "is quite small, and is confined mainly to the people who have business. ? The Yorkville baseball team defeated the Sharon team in a game in Yorkville last Friday by a score of 12 to 10. ? A called meeting of Bethel Presbytery was held in Yorkville this morning for the purpose of hearing a trial sermon from Rev. John S. McMurray, recently called to the pastorship of Bethesda congregation. The sermon was eminently satisfactory and Mr. McMurray was duly licensed to preach. ? There were a good many people who thought that the Roosevelt third party movement would get no further than the big threat made at Chicago, but they are mistaken. The call has been sent out by Joseph M. Dickson, of Montana,. Roosevelt's campaign manager. It tXsigned by members of the committee cms^en at the meeting at Chicago. Each and"?very state is requested to re-elect delegates to a convention to be held i-n Chicago on August 5 for the purpose of nominating candidates to be supported for president and vice president. The states are to be entitled to votes in the convention in the same proportion they have votes in the Republican convention. Included among the signers of the call are three Democrats: Judge Ben B. LVndsay, of Denver, Julian Harris, of Atlanta, son of Joel Chandler Harris, and John M. Parker, of New' Orleans. CLEMSON EXAMINATIONS. On next Friday, July 12; beginning at 9 o'clock a. m., there will be held in the court house at Yorkville, the scholarship and other examinations for Clemson College for the coming session which opens September 11 next. Besides the regular four-year scholarship examinations there will be the one-year special agricultural scholarships, and the same time examinations will be held for entrance to the freshman class and for non-scholarship entrance to the special one-year agricultural course. The examinations for the four-year scholarships and for entrance to the freshman class will be identical, and those for the one-year scholarships and for entrance of pay students to the oneyear course will be identical. Young men standing examinations for scholarships In either group may enter as pay students, if they fail to secure the scholarships sought for. All scholarship vacancies will be filled by this examination. The Clemson College faculty makes out the questions and grades the answers, but does so by number, without knowing the names 1 of the applicants, the results being passed upon by the state board of education. I Young men contemplating entering ' the regular four-yeaf courses, even If not trying for the scholarships to be awarded from their counties, are urged to take the examinations on July 12, rather than to wait to take the examinations at the college In September, so that, if they find themselves deficient in one or more branches on the July examinations, they may have the reBt of the summer to prepare themselves on those deficiencies. Special attention is called by the president of the college to the new one-year course in agriculture, which Is intended for young farmers 18 years old or older who have a knowledge of farming but who need and want a better knowledge. This is the first year of these scholarships, which were established by the recent Mima bill; so all of the scholarships are to be filled this year, one from each county, and seven from the state at large. Several hundred names have been recommended according to the law for permission to take the competitive examinations. It Is hoped and expected that many who try for the scholarships and fail to win will enter this special one-year course as pay students. President Riggs hopes to have a hundred or more in this farmers' course the first year. THE CORN CLUB BOY8. When there was good preparation of the land before planting, crops over this country promise very well and where the preparation was not as thorough as it should have been the products are not quite so good. That is the opinion of Mr. John R. Blair, county demonstration agent for the department of agriculture, who was in Torkville yesterday. He has been making his rounds among the farmers of the county since spring, and he is well up on the whole subject. Asked about how the corn club boys are coming on, Mr. Blair said that they are doing fine. All the boys on the list are sticking, he said, and he went on to declare that a good many of the boys are furnishing some flute object lessons for their fathers, especially in the matter of preparation. Mr. Blair gives it as his unhesitating opinion that the boy who wins the corn prize this year will have to produce more than one hundred bushels on his prize acre, and there are going to be a dozen or more to push him close. As to what the corn crop generally Is going to do, said Mr. Blair will depend upon July seasons. The fate of some of the crops will depend upon the seasons of the next ten days; but most of them have the balance of July in which to do this. The earlier plantings of course, are not showing up as satisfactorily as might be, said Mr. Blair; but I notice some fields of corn that are very promising. This is where the preparation has been good. As to cotton, Mr. Blair says, everybody knows you can't tell anything about it, until it has been ginned. HELP WILSON. Since South Carolina is bound to be Democratic anyway next fall, and the people of this state cannot have the satisfaction of helping Governor Wilson by working for votes, those who desire to have part in the battle to be waged this summer will have to resort to other means. It takes money to run a presidential campaign, a good deal of it, and Mr. Wilson is not a man of large means. On the Republican side are rich and powerful interests that are antagonistic to Governor Wilson and what he stands for, and these rich and powerful interests will spend millions to defeat the Democratic champion. Let it be remembered that Mr. Wilson first, and Mr. Bryan for him afterward again in the convention, gave the big interests to understand that no favors are to be asked of them and no favors are to be granted to them. But nevertheless there must be money for .Governor Wilson's campaign, and there is but one way to get it. The plain people for whom Governor Wilson is fighting, must go down into their pockets and help raise the necessary funds. If only one-fourth of the Democrats who will vote for Governor Wilson will contribute one dollar each there will be all the money needed to fight the battle and to spare. Of course ?the people of this section cannot do a great deal, but every little will help, and The Enquirer will be glad to acknowledge, take charge of and forward to Governor Wilson's managers all contributions that may be offered, whether the amounts be large or small. We open the list with a contribution of ten dollars, to go forward with the first remittance we have to make. Let's help Wilson, the courageous. Champion of real Democracy. CIRCUIT COURT. The summer term of the criminal court for York county commenced in Yorkville yesterday morning with Hon. G. W. Gage presiding, J. K. Henry representing the state, and all the court officials in attendance. All of the grand jurors answered to their names when called as did thirtyfive of the thirty-six petit jurors. The following petit jurors were excused for various reasons: E. S. Parks, T. W. Speck, D. G. Culp, Ralph N. Adams, R. Walker Burris, S. J. Kimball, Walter M. Bigger, Saxby Chaplin. W. Banks Good, J. B. Miller. The following additional Jurors were drawn: S. C. Carson, J. M. Miller, C. W. Carroll, R. L. Robinson, J. R. Connolly, R. J. Brown, E. A. Dickson, ?W. E Land, V. M. Dillngham, E. M. Hambrick, J. R. Scott, B. S. Ingall, al of whom were served except R. J. Brown and B. S. Ingall, who were not found within the seven-mile limit. The presentments of the grand jury yesterday were as follows: State vs. Samuel Milling, selling liquor. True bill. State vs. Benjamin Sturgls, larceny. True bill. State vs. James Floyd, larceny. True bill. State vs. Elzle Bratton, murder. True bill. State vs. Isaac Sanders, assault with intent to ravish. No bill. State vs. Henry Wright and Dock Johnson, assault and battery with intent to kill. True bill. State vs. Rufus Berry, selling liquor. True bill. State vs. John Walker, murder. True bill. State vs. J. A. Eubanks, murder. True bill. State vs. Edward Pickenpack, assault and battery with intent to kill. True bill. State vs. Jackson Jennings, selling liquor. True bill. State vs. Limus McCullough, maintaining nuisance and selling liquor. True bill. There were no trials during yesterday but several pleas of guilty as follows: State vs. Samuel Milling, selling liquor; plea, guilty; fine of $100 or three months hard labor. State vs. James Floyd, larceny; plea, guilty: Reformatory for one year. State vs. Rufus Berry, selling liquor; plea, guilty; three months hard labor or"$100. State vs. John Walker, murder; plea, manslaughter; two years hard labor. The first case taken up this morning was thdt of the state vs. Riley Williams, idiarged with selling whisky. The jurywfter trial returned a verdict of guilty and the court imposed a sentence of $lDfl or three months. ( The case pf E. F. Jacobs, charged with assault with intent to ravish was ( continued. \ The grand jury returned a true bill , against J. A. Miller and Susan Craw- , ford charged wit\ indecent and aggra- , vated assault. MfUer plead guilty. The , Crawford woman who had been re- | leased on her own Recognizance failed , to show up. The court has the sentence under consideration. ( The court is now engaged on the case ( of W. E. Griffin, charged with the | murder of E. P. H.V Nevins in Fort J Mill township about eighteen months ago. \ s ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Martha Marshall, of Yorkvllle, < is visiting relatives in Anderson. I Miss Maude Smith, of Hickory Grove is visiting friends in Ge'prgla. I Miss Frances Pegram, of Yorkvllle, 1 is visiting relatives in Lowryville. Misses Georgia and Annie Wither- j spoon, of Columbia, are spending sometime in Yorkvllle. s Miss May Smythe, of Fort Mill, is < the guest of Mrs. J. C. Burge on York- i vllle, R. F. D. 3. < Mrs. T. T. Walsh and children, of Yorkvllle, are spending sometime in Walterboro. Miss Virginia Lewis, of Chester, is the guest of Miss Frances Lewis in Yorkvllle. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Whltesldes and several friends are spending some time at Crawford's Springs. Miss Lillian Harrison, of Rock Hill spent last week with Misses Maud and Eula Good in Hickory Grove. Dr. P. W. Hunter, of Charleston, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hunter In Yorkvllle. Miss Lois Plexico, of Rock Hill, is spending the summer with Misses Maud and Eula Good at Hickory Grove. Misses Margaret Finley and Sarah Meek Starr have returned to their homes In Yorkvile, after a visit to friends in Gastonia. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Steele and little son of Waxhaw, spent last Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Steele In Yorkvllle. Mrs. W. C. Ewart, and family together with a number of little folks have been spending a week at Blue Rock Spring, about three miles west of Yorkvllle. Misses Lillian Thomson and Jessie Jenkins of Rock Hill and Miss Dale Boyce of Woodruff, spent Saturday and Sunday in Yorkvllle with Miss Rose Sandifer. Mr. J. P. McMurray, cashier of the Loan and Savings Bank, Yorkvllle, and Mr. N. M. McDlll, cashier of the Bank of Hickory Grove, are on a trip to New York as members of the State Banker's association. They left Charleston last Saturday on the Clyde liner Arapahoe. Mr. J. Wylie Roddey, of Roddey, is In Yorkvllle today for the first time in quite a while, having been summoned to appear before the grand Jury in a case about which he s&ys he knows nothing. Crops are fairly good in his neighborhood, Mr. Roddey says?not nearly so much grass as between Yorkville and Rock Hill.. Mr. A. M. Grist, of The Ekiqulrer staff, left last Friday for New York with the expectation of being away several weeks, during which time he will undergo a delicate surgical operation on his nose. He had his nose broken in an unfortunate accident some twenty-five years ago, and as the bones were not properly set at the time he has since had a great deal of trouble with the injury notwithstanding several prolonged visits to different hospitals. He has lately had assurances that there is a strong probability that New York specialists will succeed where others have failed, and this last undertaking is being made in the hope that these assurances may prove correct. LOCAL LACONICS. Farmers' Institute Work. Representatives of the faculty of Clemson college will hold a Farmers' Institute In Rock Hill, on July 16, and at Sharon on July 17. Farmers' Institute. The Farmers' Institute appointed for Sharon is to be held at Blair's pasture Instead. From the advertisement in another column, it will be noted that the Institute is to be made the occasion of a big picnic at which people are expected from all parts of the county. It will be noted also that there is to be an unusually strong bunch of agricultural speakers, and it is expected that the meeting will be not only enjoyable socially; but very beneficial otherwise. The meeting of course, will be purely agricultural; but the committee desires it understood that candidates generally will be welcome. Death of Mrs. J. L. Moore. Rock Hill special of July 6, to News and Courier: The body of Mrs. J. Lawrence Moore, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Arthur, In Union last night, arrived here this afternoon and will lie in SL John's M. E. Church until noon tomorrow, when the funeral services will be preached by the Rev. E. K. Hardin, the pastor. Mrs. Moore, who was the widow of the late J. Lawrence Moore, of this city, was one of Rock Hill's oldInKoKUonfo In If a narl lor vAors one of the most zealous members of St John's Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mesdames Arthur and Bethlll, of Union. Funeral of Edward Price. The funeral services of little Edward Price, whose tragic death as a result of coming in contact with a sagging wire of the Southern Power company's line, carrying 11,000 volts, occurred at Clover last Friday morning, as told In the last issue of The Enquirer, were conducted at the home of 'the bereaved parents on Saturday morning by Rev. W. E. Lowe, assisted by Rev. H. J. Mills and were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains was interred in the town cemetery. It is universally conceded that the victim of the tragedy was one of the most manly, lovable and promising boys in the community where he lived* and his parents have the sincere sympathy of their friends and acquaintances by reason of his untimely death. MERE-MENTION. Twenty-one persons were killed and thirty were fatally injured, when a double header freight train crushed into < the rear end of a passenger train on the Legonier railroad near Satrobe, Pa. last Friday Rev. George R. Troutman, pastor of the First Methodist church of New York city, and widely known in southern religious circles, died at his home in New York last Fri- 1 day The understanding is that the Republicans will give President Taft his formal notification about August 1. ...It is announced from Atlanta that Thos. S. Felder, has decided not to be i a candidate for governor of Georgia... Florida will nominate a candidate for governor and four members of con- i gress on the Roosevelt ticket... .James Welch, a ten-year-old Boston boy, set fire to a big monoplane Sunday to see the engines come. The result was a ten thousand dollar fire..... .William R. Smith, for sixty-years superintendent of the national botanic garden at Washington, died Sunday The United States teams at the Olympian games being held at Stockholm, Sweeden, ] are carrying oft most of the athe- ] letic honors of the world....The United States senate will vote on the Lori- J mer case this week and Senator Kern, , who has charge of the case against ( Lorlmer is satisfied that the Illinois man will lose his seat The house ( committee on Judiciary has presented a ( unanimous report in favor of the im- , peachment of Judge Robert W. *\r?:hbold. , ? Nine Camorists Guilty.?The verdict ' in the Camora trial was handed ' down today. Nine of the accused I were unanimously declared guilty of ' the murder of Genarro Guoccolo and I his wife. The remainder of the band a 1 11... ?/ k.lnnirlni, In a I were luunu ^umj ui ucivuB??b ?* criminal association. ] It had been said yesterday that the 3 conclusion of the notable two-years' 1 trial still was several days off. but i there came a change in the situation < and as word was flashed that today < might witness the Jury's verdict, relatives of the accused flocked into town, bringing offerings for the Madona and Saint Rosa, Viterbo's patron. 1 Most of them took up their posi- j tions early today in the church facing 1 the court house where they remained t kneeling, beating their breasts and im- t ploring mercy for their beloved ones, j The presiding judge resumed his < summing up of the evidence with c fresh vigor today, taking the greatest s pains to explain to the Jury the ex- c act position of the accused and the c significance of each of the 114 ques- c tions which the jury must answer. I All the accused maintain an abso- \ ute calm demeanor. Only Vitozzl, the 1 priest known as "the guardian angel 1 af the Camorra," displays any kind of I shame at being forced to enter the I ron cage with the other prisoners. j He mutters prayers all the time, c saying. "I am in the hands of God and t Df the Jurlors, whom I pray the Al- \ nighty to illuminate."?Vlterbo Italy r .'able of July 8. c THE COLLETON MEETING. ^ Not Much Excitomont at Waltarboro Last Saturday. Governor Blease's bitter denunciation of W. W. Smoak, editor of the Walter boro Preas and Standard, the scathing attack of B. B. Gvana on Attorney General Lyon in the latter'a absence, and a di8cuaaion of the pardon of John Black were the features of the campaign meeting last Saturday, according to the correspondent of the Spartanburg Herald. # With the foregoing exceptions however the meeting was spiritless and tame. The crowd was undemonstrative and accorded no great amount of applause to any candidate. The Jones ^ and Blease men Beemed pretty evenly divided and it was evident that notwithstanding his absence. Attorney General Lyon had a number of strong supporters In Colleton. During Mr. Evans' attack upon him there were repeated cries of "Hurrah for Lyon!" ^9 Candidates Absent. Mr. Lyon-and T. H. Peeples missed the train at Charleston this morning. J. R. Earle has not been present this week, and James Cansler refused to apeak today. The other candidates _ agreed to a shortening of the time in order to catch the return train to Charleston. The meeting, therefore, was soon over. Referring to the Press and Standard. Governor Blease said: "A newspaper here in your county published one of the biggest lies ever in print The article said that I had stopped on the way to my inauguration at a blind tiger to treat some of my friends. I was just out of the hospital and was ill and had to be taken to the state house and after the inauguration I was carried to the hotel and put to bed. ? Yet they say that I was drunk. It was * a He and the editor knew it when he published it." "I never published any such article," said Mr. Smoak, rising from his seat with a clipping in his hand. 'I have the article right here." a "I guess you've changed It," replied W the governor. The governor read the clipping and then turning to the audience, said: "Al right, I'll prove it was a lie by his own paper that he has here." The article was to the effect that it was reported that the governor had stopped at the blind tiger on his way to the inauguration and there was appended to it a correction, which Mr. Smoak made at the request of Eugene Blease, the governor's brother. "You know why he made that correction " continued the governor. "It was because he was afraid that I would have him convicted of criminal libel and sent to the penitentiary, and not pardon him." Home of John Blaok. Walterboro Is the home of John Black, who was convicted of graft in connection with the old dispensary and afterwards pardoned by Governor Blease. . Mr. Black was present, as were also a number of his strong friends. When Governor Blease had finished speaking he was presented with a handsome bouquet of flowers by a sister of Mr. Black. "The friends of John Black." declar ca ira ?. jones, "owe notmng to Governor Blease, for Governor Blease has done as much as any man to blast Black's character. He has said that he % would not have pardoned him had the other defendants been convicted. By imputation he thus makes Black out guilty. If he had considered Black Innocent. why did he not pardon him at once without, the intervening step of remitting his prison sentence and substituting a fine?" "I pardoned John Black," said Governor Blease in reply, "and I am proud of It. This morning Black's little boy came to me and took both my hands in his and said, 'Howdy governor*; I would rather have that little boy's thanks than the thanks of Ira B. Jones and all his generation." Judge Jones' speech was along the # lines he has heretofore followed. He scored the governor for his "penny wise pound foolish" economical policy, for his pardon record, for his corporation affiliations, and for abuse of his powers as governor. To these charges the governor had his usual replies. 4 B lease's Record. Among the new things introduced by Judge Jones was his declaration that Governor Blease had once introduced a bill in the legislature to secure a pension for a negro, that he had voted against an appropriation for an infirmary for Confederate veterans, though he afterwards voted for it; that he vot- ^ ed against pensions for the widows of Confederate soldiers and sailors, and that he voted against a reduction of railroad fares from three cents to two cents. Judge Jones also called attention to the fact that the governor had pardoned Adams, a Colleton county man, convicted of murder. * Blease Explains. "I'll tell you," said the governor, "why I did not accept your Invitation to speak at your fair, and why I didn't meet Judge Jones on the stump before the campaign opened. If I had met him and exposed his record as I did at Blshopville, I would have had to run against several candidates. It would have eliminated him for some firstclass man to enter the race against ? me." ^ BULLOCK'S CREEK NOTE8. t'orrrrpondence The Torktille Enquirer Bullock's Creek, July 6: This section 4 has been visited with good rains and crops are looking well. The corn crop is not as promising as it should be. There is a lot of it Dlanted but it seems rather ;x>or considering: the seasons and the work It has had. Misses Alice and Bertha Ratchford of Walkup, N. C, are visiting: relatives here. ^ Miss Kate Porter of Charlotte is vis Iting her aunt, Mrs. J. B. Swann. Rev. R. P. Smith of Asheville. N. C., who was pastor of Bullock's Creek church about twenty-two years ago will preach here next Sunday, July 14. ^ All of his old friends and acquaintances ^111 be glad to see him again. NEWS IN CHEROKEE. What the People Immediately Around the River are Doing. (Correspondence of the YorfcrlUe Enauirer. Wilkinsvllle, July 5:?A large number of people went from this neighbor- / hood yesterday to attend the Fourth of July exercises in Gaffney, and most of them returned in the afternoon with wet linen. The Hickory Grove band furnished music for the occasion. ^ The Cherokee authorities are trying i>ut a road machine similar to that recently purchased by the townships of Catawba and Ebenezer in York county. Farmers have been held back in their work by too much rain. The Broad River bottoms have been so bad- ^ ly washed by freshets in many places is to make the crop prospects hopeess. Most of the farmers are so bad- Mj y behind that it will be August before they can work out their crops. The road scrapers have been over Bp the road between the iron bridge and Hickory Grove about five times this ' rear, and although wet weather has wn a onnalrierahle riiaarivantasre. the -oad la in much better condition than :ould have possibly been the case ^B3j )therwlse. V "The Best Loser Ever."?It is a trl>ute to a man's intellectual and moral jolse to say that he Is "a good loser." Phose colleagues of Mr. Underwood in he House who told him he was "the >est loser ever" paid him a high com>llment. No one could be indifferent, >t course, to the opportunity of be omlng president of the United States, ind Mr. Underwood's work as leader >f his party gave him an unusual laim to the nomination. Indeed, the :heers with which he was greeted by >oth parties In the House reveal how jl veil he stands with those who know tlm best. But, though he must have >een disappointed, he did not show It. le goes back to his work only less mportant than that which falls to a resident with undiminished zeal and courage. There is to be no sulking In ^ he tent for him. It is an example ^ vhlch certain other men in public life night advantageously follow.?Provilence Journal.