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? Llncolnton, N. C., July 19: Lewis Lee who has been on trial here since Wednesday for killing Q. F. Beam, publisher of the Lhieolnton Times, last May, was foond guilty of manslaughter today and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. The Jury was out for several hours. .-.The trial attracted large crowds. Lee was represented by a brilliant aray of counsel. ? Conditions in China are becoming vprv alarminar. according to reports to the state department. A separation movement In southern China Is the cause. Tne American legation at Peking reported that Shanghai has declared its Independence of the Peking government It Is saU that four of the central provinces are believed to have declared their Independence of Yuan Shi Kul'8 government, and that efforts are being made to organize an independent government at Nanking. Much anxiety is felt at Peking. Many of the national assembly have left for their homes in the south. The most reliable information shows the continuous success of the northern army in King Si province. ? Three companies of the Third regiment which went into camp at Aiken last Friday, were forced to return home Saturday because of failure to come up to regulations. These companies were from Orangeburg, Bam berg and ilarnweu. unaer un emulations a company must have not less than thirty-eight men and three officers to entitle it to transportation and subsistence expenses from the Federal fund appropriated for that purpose. These companies had less than the required number. There was nothing: to prevent their remaining: in camp provided they would pay their own expenses; but they were not prepared to do that, so they got permission to leave. ? A party of United States marines and sailors from the Pacific reserve fleet ran amuck In Seattle. Washington last Friday, and attacked the Socialist and Industrial Workers of the World headquarters in that city. There was a considerable riot in connection with the affair, and the Seattle police looked on while the sailors and marines demolished furniture and smashed window glass. A provost guard of fifteen men went ashore and put a stop to the disorder. Secretary of the Navy Daniels was at the time dining on one of the ships of the fleet, the West Virginia, as the guest of Admiral Reynolds. The socialists and industrial workers charge that the outrage was Instigated as the result of a speech which Secretary Daniels had made aggtlnst the "red flag," but Secretary Daniels has published a card in which he denies that he could have been responsible for the affair. The value of the property destroyed by the ?"?~ "" > """Imh Is estimated at BU1IUID anu UHU<uv> ? 11.600 or $2,000. ? Washington, July 21: One policeman Is In the hospital, while two others are bruised and awaiting new uniforms as a result of a riot at a baseball game here yesterday when 4,000 spectators discovered that the team of "bloomer girls" were really men disguised. The team was escorted to the train under protection. Shortly before the riot the "girls'" manager fled with the gate receipts. The trouble started when the "girls'" centerflelder, a husky young blonde, nailed a runner at the plate with a throw from deep center. The fans grew suspicious and a small boy slipped up behind the third baseman and gave "her" golden locks a vigorous pull. A wig came off revealing a chunky young man. heavily made. up. The team fled through a storm of bottles to the club ho-se. where the police were massed. .tTie * crowd stormed the ticket windows, demanding their money back. Several were hurt ? How the United States is changing from a world market for foodstuffs to an exporter of manufactures and manufacturers' materials is shown in every report issued nowadays by the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce. The bureau's latest figures show a growth in exports of manufactures from (468,000,000 In 1903 to (1,200,000,00 in the fiscal year just closed, and In the manufacturers' materials from 1409,000,000 to (740,000,000, while the exports of foodstuffs remained at a standstill, (510,000,000, having been the value of the exports in that line both in 1913 and in 1903. Fresh beef exports have fallen from 255,000,000 pounds in 1903 to only 7,000,000 this last year;-.beef cattle from (30,000,000. a decrease of (1,000,000 in 1913 and canned meats from (76,000,000 to (7,000,000. Iron and steel manufactures exported increased from (97,000,000 10 years ago to more than (300,000,00 this year, and copper manufactures from (40,000,000 to (140,000,000. Machinery increased from !;51,000,000 to (130,000,000. ? Washington, July 18: After attempts by Senator Smoot and other n?r.,,Kllno na tn Hirnrt thp iflqiip to ft I\r|/ui/uvaiiD vv ? discussion of the tariff, Senator E. D. Smith, of South Carolina, ably assisted by Senator Bacon, of Georgia, secured the unanimous adoption today of the South Carolina senator's resolution calling on the department of commerce to investigate the cause of the Increase In the price of cotton bagging and ties. The suggestion of Senators Smith and Bacon was that the increase was due to the operations of a trust in conflict with the law. Senator Smoot, during the argument, made the point that the cotton producers of the south would probably find themselves embarrassed by that section of the tariff bill which prohibits the importation of many goods made in whole or in part by child labor, inasmuch as a large per centage of the imported cotton bagging is manufactured in Calcutta, where child labor is the regular thing. ? Chester special of July 21 to Columbia State: Zed Cunningham, a negro, while resisting arrest at his home at Fort Lawn this morning, was shot and died a few hours later. Alf Hardin, a negro painter, reported to the authorities at Fort Lawn early this morning that he had had some trouble with Cunningham and thought best to have him arrested. Claude Turner and Jake Lackey went to Cunningham's house, near the Seaboard Air Line sta tlon, and endeavored to place him under arrest. He declared that he would not be placed under arrest. In the scuffle he came very near petting hold of Mr. Turner's revolver. One of the officers then fired at Cunningham and inflicted a fatal wound. The Fort Lawn people at first feared trouble from ihe negroes and requested Sheriff Colvin to send some of his deputies. Deputy Bindeman and James. O. Howze and Claude Revels were hurried to the scene. Sheriff Colvin anr' Coroner Gladden left this afternoon. A telephone message from Fort lawn this afternoon stated everything was quiet. ? Washington. July 19: A new policy toward Nicaragua, involving the virtual control of the affairs of that republic by the United States through a protectorate similar to that exercised over Cuba, was outlined today by Secretary Bryan at a private conference with members of the senate foreign relations committee. Mr. Bryan's proposal, coming as a complete surprise to most of the members of the committee, has been taken by many oonotm-o a a the first oronouncetnent of a general policy on the part of the administration to extend American control over the countries surrounding the Panama canal and to assure that stability of Central American republics and the domination by the United States of their relations with other great powers. Secretary Bryan went before a committee with a revised draft of the proposed Nicaraguan treaty, negotiated first in the Taft administration. by which the United States would secure exclusive canal rights across Nicaragua and a new nava! base, in exchange for a $3,000,000 gold payment. As a new feature of the treaty, however, the secretary of state proposed that language similar, if not identical, with the so-called "Plat amendment" relating to Cuba, be Injected in the treaty, giving the United States sweeping control of Nicaraguan affairs and the power to regulate her foreign relations and her finances. Under the proposed plan Nicaragua would agree in substance: That war should not be declared with out the consent of the United States. That no treaties would be made with foreign governments that would tend to destroy her independence or that would give those governments a foolhold in the Republic. That no public debt should be contracted beyond the ordinary resources of the government, aB Indicated by the ordinary revenues. That the United States should have the right to intervene at any time to preserve Nicaraguan independence or to protect life or property. That the United States should have the exclusive right to build a canal across Nlnapaiivim and should h&ve a 99-year lease to a naval base in the bay of I Fonseca. and to the Great Corn and Little Corn Islands In the Caribbean, with the privilege of renewing the lease. The United States in return would pay Nicaragua $3,000,000 to be used in public works and education. $Ht ^otla iltr (Stiquirrr. Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkville as Mall Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE, S. O.t TUESDAY, JULY 22, 1913. Mulhall appears to be more venomous toward those congressmen who could not be Influenced, than toward those who could be. Huerta is accused of having worked up fake demonstrations in the city of Mexico so as to demonstrate to the United States his ability to control the situation. Congressman Ragsdale's proposed amendment to the Glass currency bill, is Intended to make southern farm products as good as gold bonds in securing money whether the producers may move o- hold the same. A few months ago when the Bulgarians were walking into the Turks like a reaper in a wheatfield, it looked as if they were the whole thing; but what the Greeks and Servians have since done for the Bulgars makes it all look very different. The Enquirer feels no little gratification in the fact that it always stood for parcels post, notwithstanding the tremendous pressure that was brought against the proposition. The principal objection that was urged against parcels post was that it would injure the business of the local merchant; but we have seen no trouble along that line. It gives us pleasure to note from a Washington dispatch to the Charleston News and Courier, that Senator Tillman and Congressman Jos. T. Johnson are backing up the appeal of Governor Blease for the pardon of M. A. Carlisle, the former Newberry banker. It Is said that the president gave the congressmen close attention and made a note of their request. As we have said before, we think it nothing but right that Carlisle should be pardoned, and we sincerely hope that the president will be able to see It that way. After all, it appears that Mulhall did not charge A. F. Lever with corruption; but only named him as one of the congressmen that the Manufacturers' association had marked for defeat. Lever could not be approached. That sounds more like It. About the only objection we remember to have heard urged against Lever was his alleged failure to stand by the Democratic platform as to the lumber schedule some three years ago; but h?n r?nn?t itnents bucked him ud as to that. The Progressive Parmer has inaugurated a propaganda looking to the settlement of the race question by having negro land owners move out of white communities and buy land in communities of their own. Editor Poe argues that leaving all other considerations aside, it is out of the question for negroes and whites to get along properly together because of the economic difference in their standards of living, the negroes living so much cheaper than the whites. Then he argues also, that if a school district were j peopled altogether by negroes, it would be practicable to have schools twice as good as otherwise. " The plain fact," says Mr. Poe in the Progressive Farmer of June 7, "is that in thousands of communities in the south, the negro farmers are not only subjecting the white farmers to more or less disas trous economic competition oy ineir lower standards of living:, but In many sections the growing: number of negroes is driving the white people to the towns for social reasons. When the white population in a community !>ecomes too small or too scattered, when the white farmer's wife and children find more negro neighbors than white neighbors around them, a tremendous motive is given for moving away?and if the farmer moves, some negro will probably buy his land at a sacrifice because other white farmers have the same feeling and do not care to buy land in a predominantly negro community. Such is the negro's flagrantly unfair advantage for driving white people out of the farms and taking the rural south for. himself." Disregard of the Dick Law.?The Washington Post of last Friday, has the following: "Secretary Garrison's policy in urging governors of states to organize and develop the state militia In conformity with the Dick law gives promise of a shaking up that will do the militia establishment a world of good. The secretary's sharp note of warning to Governor Blease that unless the South Carolina militia observed the provisions of the Dick law, Federal aid would be withdrawn, and the governor's promptness in that tVio law would be obeved. has aroused general Interest In the matter, and led to additional disclosures of Indifference and neglect on the part of many states. "So universal is slack obedience that'only two of the states?Michigan and Wisconsin?have faithfully adhered to the requirements of the statutes. Arkansas has forfeited Federal aid on account of failure to establish satisfactory conditions, and Arizona is about to be disciplined for failing to account fo) equipment loaned by the war department. A considerable quantity has been lost beyond recovery, and much more is uncared for. Part of the blame rests with the Arkansas legislature for failing to make the necessary appropriation. One besetting sin of militia authorities is the appointment of too many staff and line officers. It is noticible that although the refiments may fall short of the required number of companies that full quota of officers is invariably maintained. "Xaturally, it is not to be expected that the national militia arm will ev er attain the state of efficiency contemplated In the enactment of the Dick law without the loyal and hearty co-operation of the state organizations. Our young men lack nothing in incentive and the military spirit, but nothing short of continuous and systematic drill and discipline will ever And them prepared and able to give a good account of themselves in the hour of emergency. Secretary Garrison's circular letter to the governors of all stoles urging closer enforcement of the Dick law and the emphlsls given his Instructions by his telegram to Governor Blease, are well calculated to start the ball rolling." I .? TO EXTEND PARCELS POST Postmaster General Burleson Hurries Things Forward. Plans for the extension, improvement and reduction in rates of the Parcel Post were announced last Saturday by Postmaster General Burleson'. The changes which are to become effective August 15, include an increase from 11 pounds to 20 pounds in the maximum weight of parcels; a material reduction in the postage rates in the first and second zones, and the abandonment 6f the parcel post map as a means of computing rates and the substitution for it of a rate chart individualized to every postofflce in the United States. The plans contemplate the purchase of a large number of automobiles to be used exclusively for the delivery of parcel post matter. While, for the present, the maximum weight limit of twenty pounds and the reduction in rates will apply only to the first and second zones, from any given postofflce?a distance of about 150 miles?the changes directed last Saturday constitute the first long sfep towards a universal extension of the system and a general reduction in the rates of postage on parcel matter. "It is my expectation and belief," said Postmaster General Burleson, "that eventually?and it may be fifteen or twenty years?the postal service win umiuie pmcuttti j an ui mc ouian package transportation business in the United States. The maximum weight limit extended now from 11 to 20 pounds. I expect to see increased to 100 pounds, and experience may demonstrate the practicability of handling the parcel business at even lower rates than we now propose. Proceed With Caution. "In the making of extensions and reductions of rates It is necessary for us to proceed with caution, so as to afTord ample opportunity to prepare for the increased business. For that reason we have made the changes proposed apply only to the first and second zones. I appreciate fully the sentiment for an increase in the weight limit and a reduction in rates to all zones, but It is necessary for us, in a sense, to feel our way." Mr. Burleson announced the changes as follows: "The first zone shall include the territory within the local delivery of any office and the first zone rate of postage will apply to all parcel post mail deposited at any office for local delivery or for delivery by city carrier or on rural routes emanating from that postofflce. "The second zone shall include the remainder of what is now the first zone together with the present second zone, and shall include all the units of area located in whole or in part within a radius of approximately 150 miles from any given postofflce. "The rate of postage on parcels weighing in excess of four ounces in the proposed first zone will be reduced from five cents for the first pound and one cent for each additional pound or fraction thereof to five cents for the first pound and one cent for each additional two pounds or fraction thereof, and the rate for the second zone will be reduced from five cents for the first pound and three cents for each additional pound or six cents for the first pound and four cents for each additional pound dr fraction thereof to five cents for the first pound and one cent for each additional pound or fraction thereof. Maximum Weight Increased. "The maximum weight of parcel post packages will be Increased from 11 pounds to 20 pounds, the Increase of weight to apply only to the first and second zones. No change has been made in the size or form of the package." Statistics collected by the departmont ohnm that miito nna.thlrH nf thp total number of parcels mailed are handled within the proposed first and second zones, and the postmaster general believes the Increase In the weight limit and the reduction of the rates of postage in the first and second zones, as proposed, will benefit greatly more than one-third of the public; and that the producer, the consumer and the local merchant will profit materially by the changes. He points out, too, that the farmers, who were led to anticipate much benefit from the parcel post service, will be afforded a cheap means of transporting their products directly to the consumer, and that the local merch rjt whose trade does not justify the employment of extensive delivery service also will be benefitted, as the system will put him in close touch with his customers. At the outset it was estimated that 300,000,000 parcels would be handled during the first year of the operation of the parcel post system, but it now appears from the statistics that, influenced by the changes proposed Saturday, the service will be so popularized that the number of parcels carried during the ensuing twelve months will be more than double the original estimate. The rate sheet, which is to be used as a substitute for the parcel post map will be prepared as soon as practicable and attached to the parcel post guide. The rate chart to be made for each separate postofflce, will be worked out from the local point of the unit In which the postofflce is located. The simplicity of the plan, it is thought, will make easily determinable the rate of postage from that unit to any other ? I?-? V. I ^ ..,111 (ill any muiiauiie pai':ci unu out h * ?1 ~ ly facilitate the handling of parcel post matter at postofflce windows. Ordinary Stamps Used Now. Under regulations recently adopted, the use of distinctive stamps no longer is mandatory and the public now is permitted to mail parcels with ordinary stamps affixed. The insurance fee, which originally was ten cents, was found to be excessive and an order, effective July I. reduced to five cents the fee on parcels insured to actual value up to $25; and a ten cent fee is exacted only on parcels insured to actual value of more than $25 and not exceeding $50. Under this arrangement the business of insuring packages has more than doubled, particularly in the sending of valuable merchandise. During the present month an immense business has been built up in the handling of parcels forwarded under the C. O. D. regulation inaugurated July 1, 1913, which Is said to be proving popular not only among merchants but among the people generally. Postal experts estimate that with the proposed changes in the parcels post system In operation, the revenues of the postofflce department will be so increased as to show a substantial surplus at the end of the current fiscal year. Mr. Ragsdale on the Job.?A principal subject of discussion at the conference of the Democratic members of the banking and currency committee last Thursday was the following amendment to the Glass bill, submitted by Representative Ragsdale, of South Carolina, a member of the committee: "Notes and bills satisfactorily endorsed, having .a maturity of not exOAA/Unnp fAiir m/mfha an/1 OhMirnH hv "-ccuillfi I?UI lliuntoo, ? >? X. .,J warehouse credits issued hy individuals or corporations establishing the .ownership of cotton or other staple commodities, suitably standardized and stored, shall be admitted to discount by the directors of any Federal reserve bank. It shall be the duty of the Federal reserve board to fix the conditions under which such certificates shall be accepted as collateral, to prescribe a standard form for their Issue and to issue regularly an official list of those eligible for the purposes of this section." Mr. Ragsdale is doing his utmost to have this amendment adopted, and if he does not succeed with the first attempt, he will renew his efforts later. LOCAL AFFAIRS, - NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Cloud Cash Store?Wants you to see its oxfords, which are now offered at specially low prices to close out Thomson Co.?Gives you a pointer on quality of goods being determined largely by the price. Summer specialties. Klrkpatrick-Belk Co.?Closed its big '.sale Saturday night and thanks you ? for your patronage. Remnants of various kinds now on sale. J. M. Stroup?Says that it may be early to buy a fall suit, but he wants to show you the Royal line and tell you about style, fit and prices. Thos. W. Boyd, Co. Superv.?Gives notice to land owners in regard to the cleaning of streams on their prop eriy uuims uivuui ui John R. Hart and Hart & Hart, Plft.'H Attorneys?Publish summons for relief in case of Mary Ann Parish vs. Walter M. Dunlap, adrar., and others, defendants. G. W. Sherer, the Butoher?Sells three kinds of meats and wants to supply you. Palmetto Monument Co.?Tells how It handles its work to Insure its cui^ tomers, giving fullest value in monuments and headstones. Shieder Drug Store?OiTers Its trade a guaranteed unbreakable comb? 25c to 75c each. J. C. Wilborn?Wants a quick buyer for the Moss place, near Hickory Grove, $20 an acre. York Furniture Co.?Invites you to see its big stock of furniture and furnishings. New Home machine sold for $32. I. W. Johnson?Asks you to see him for Tetley's teas, Chase & Sanborn coffees, baking powders, hams, lard. J. M. Rhodes, Littleton, N. C.?Tells you about Littleton college and the work it is prepared to do. Some of the correspondents have referred to Filbert as a "flag station," but it now has a depot and it is quite a creditable one, considering the size of the place. The editor of The Enquirer has re celved an Invitation to be present at a W. O. W. picnic to be held at Landford on the Catawba Valley railroad In Chester county, on August 14. Messrs. Mendel L. Smith, John L. McLaurln and T. B. Butler have accepted invitations to speak on the occasion and the understanding is that there will be a large crowd in attendance. THE PRODIGAL 80N Every once in a while one of our local preachers preaches a sernaon on the prodigal son. Unfortunately a good many people here don't understand that it applies to them. , They say, "We never went away and spent our money In rlotouB living? not we." But taking or sending it away are not much different?It is lost to them and York county. The man who spends his money away from home is a prodigal, wheth er he goes away wun it or not. He also is a prodigal son. Likewise, someone ought to fall on his neck, also. ALFALFA DON'TS Don't sow on a weedy soil. Don't sow on a poorly drained soil. Don't sow on any but a sweet, welldrained soil. Don't say alfalfa can't bo grown In York county. Don't seed a large acreage to begin with. Experiment on a small area first. Don't lose the leaves; they constitute the best part of the hay. Don't sow on any but a finely prepared, well-settled seed bed. Don't pasture the first or second year, and don't pasture when wet. Don't feed alfalfa as you do hay, but feed It as you would grain. Don't fall to provide for ample Inoculation; plenty of soil from any old alfalfa field 18 best. Don't spend your hard-earned money for protein feeds; grow alfalfa, clovers, cow peas and soy beans. Don't give up. Many prominent alfalfa growers finally succeeded only after some failures. WITHIN THE TOWN ? Last Friday and Saturday were the hottest days of the year. Reports on the record of the thermometer range from 98 to 102 degrees. ? Dr. Ralph E. Stevenson, D. S., has located In Yorkvllle for the practice of dentistry. Dr. Stevenson Is a son of Rev. Dr. R. M. Stevenson, formerly pastor of Clover, Bethany and Crowder'e creek A. R. P. churches, and now editor of the A. R. Presbyterian. ? The five reel moving picture production, "Satan," which was shown at the Airdome, Friday and Saturday, proved to be a good picture and a large number of Yorkvllle people took o/fuontocra nf the nnnnrtnnltv In rap the show. ? Mr. Geo. W. Kunz, has bought the tinning machinery formerly the property of Mr. W. O. Rawls. Mr. Kunz is a tinner of experience and will do tinning work in connection with his general repair work. ? The parcels post is coming into very general use in Yorkville. The local merchants are using it every day to fill orders from the country, and some of the merchants are finding that their mail order business is growing to proportlona worm wniie. ? There has been organized In the Associate Reformed Sunday school a no-questions-asked Bible class with about twenty.five members. Rev. J. L. Oates has charge of the class and is making the exercises Interesting with especially prepared lectures beginning with GenesiB. ? Mr. W. T. Cain, of Yorkvllle, No. 1. had a buggy load of home-grown watermelons for sale on the streets of Yorkvllle, Saturday. These watermelons were the first of the home raised variety to be put on the local market this year, and Mr. Cain found no trouble In seling them out In a short time. THE SOUTHERN'S TRESTLES "In what kind of shape are the Southern's trestles on this division?" asked a reporter of a railroad man, a few days ago. / "Why they are all right. Why?" was the reply. "Well, the York county grand Jury is after the railroad, alleging that its trestles are in bad Bhape." "Well, somebody is mistaken about our trestles," continued the railroader. "The trestles on this division are all practically new and they are being watched after very closely since the Fishing creek wreck. I am sure there Is not one of the trestles that would not be perfectly safe with one of our 800s." "What do you mean by an 800?" "Why, I mean one of the largest engines In use on the Southern system. The kind of engines used on the main lines." "And you think your trestles would be safe with one of the big machines?" the reporter asked. "Yes, sir, and some of them would stand a speed of forty miles an hour with an 800," was the reply. Another man, a fireman, was asked the same question as to the trestles. He said: "There's nothing the matter with our trestles. Most of them are new, comparatively. You know that under the government law now, all trestle benches are being closed up?put closer together. Where they used to be fifteen feet apart, thirteen feet is the limit now, and on this line our trestles are Demg wornea over?me Dencnes placed at thirteen feet, and wherever this is done, of course lots of new timber has to be put in. Our only trouble is the track. It Is a little rough In places but It Is hard and has plenty of timber under It, and Is gettiAg better. The ditching being done now, won't help us much right now, but It will help next winter when the rains come." TRAMPING IN THE MOUNTAIN8 "Tea, we had a delightful trip and If I had the time I would love to spend a month or two just walking around the good roads near Blowing Rock," said Mr. John F. Youngblood of Yorkville, in speaking of the recent trip of his party who were mentioned In The Enquirer some time ago. "It is a beautiful country, and the roads are simply great," he continued. "Our party walked all the way from Lenoir to Blowing kock ana rrom tnat place to Banner Elk, the total distance being forty-three miles. "Of course we took our own good time and the walking was really the most enjoyable feature of the trip. "We stayed at Lenoir the first night after our arrival there, and bright and early next morning began our walk. We had checked our baggage through to Blowing Rock, but still we had several packages to carry. We did our own cooking most of the time and of eourse, had to carry foodstuffs along. "We stopped at the roadhouse of E. L. Curtis, about thirteen miles from Lenoir the first day; stayed there all night and continued our hike the next day. It was pretty hot at times, but we were all determined to keep up the pace. And I will have to admit that all the ladles of the party were 'game.' They kept right up with me and if it had really come to a show-down, I expect they would have walked me /^Awn "But anyway; we were all Just a little tired, and when In the afternoon about 4 o'clock, we caught our first glimpse of the Green Park hotel at Blowing Rock, we all grave out one great big yell. "But staying in Blowing Rock wasn't nearly so pleasant and enjoyable to me as the walk. There are crowds of people there?mostly women, and there's nothing to do except ride around or go to sleep. I was told that there was some good fishing in the nearby streams, but our party was not prepared to fish. "We remained at Blowing Rock from Thursday until Monday morning, and then began our journey to Banner Elk. We walked to Valle Cruces the first day. And by the way, the road and scenery between those two points is the finest I ever saw. We stopped at Valle Cruv.es at a roadhouse and there took dinner. Only 25 cents each for dinner and I never ate a finer or more enjoyable meal in my life?we were tired and hot, you know. "We left Valle Cruces the next morning and started on the last stage of the trip. We had several chances to ride and an automobile was sent out for us. But the ladles flatly refused to ride, and we made the whole journey on foot. "Of course we were all Just a little tired, but the whole party was in remarkably good condition. We stayed at Banner Elk a week and Mrs. Youngblood, Miss Bludworth and I came home yesterday via Johnson City. Miss Cody is to remain a month or so at Banner Elk, and Miss Lazenby went to Roanoke, Va." Asked as to crops in the mountain country, Mr. Youngblood said that the principal produce was hay and corn, and there seemed to be lots of it. From Banner Elk, N. C., to Elk Park, Tenn., he saw a good deal of alfalfa, and the people seemed to be quite prosperous. "It's all a great country," he said. "The most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere, but the only way to really appreciate it, is to take your time and walk." ABOUT PEOPLE Mr. D. T. Woods of Yorkville, is visiting at Huntersvllle, N. C. Mrs. R. Latta Parish of Dillon, Is visiting Mrs. L. E. Parish in Yorkville. Mr. George Ashe of Yorkville, is visiting relatives in Camden. Mr. and Mrs. William Dunlap of Charlotte, are visiting relatives in Yorkville. Messrs. Alexander and IJyder Neely of Rock Hill, are visiting in Yorkville, the guests of Mrs. H. A. D. Neely. Geo. W. S. Hart, Esq., of Yorkville, left this morning to spend several days in Charleston. Colonel and Mrs. Asbury Coward, of Orangeburg, are in Yorkville for the summer. Miss Lillian Kirkpatrick, of Sharon No. 2, is the guest of Miss Ruth McGlll on Yorkvllle, No. 1. Rev. Henry Stokes of Yorkvllle, goes to Hickory Grove this afternoon to attend the Methodist district conference. Mrs. P. P. Booth and son, Rodney, of Montgomery, Ala., are the guests of Mrs. J. B. Pegram In Yorkvllle. Misses Grace DuPre and Helen Burnett of Spartanburg, are the guests of Mrs. W. E, DuPre In Yorkvllle. Miss Ella Cody of Yorkvllle, Is spending some time at Banner Elk, N. C. Miss Lizzie Craig of Rock Hill, Is visiting Misses Mamie and Nannie Smith in Hickory Grove. Miss Jean Ashecraft of Monroe, N. C? is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. R. E. Heath, in Yorkvllle. MIsb Sudle Allison, of Yorkvllle, Is spending some time at Alexander, N. C. i Miss Gladys Skinner of Bishopvllle. S. C., is visiting Mis Dorothy Montgomery In Yorkvllle. Mr. H. Quay McElwee of Montgomery, Ala., spent Sunday In Yorkvllle, with his brother, Mr. J. P. McElwee. Mrs. Ida Wylle and daughter, Miss Rachel, of Yorkvllle, are spending some time with relatives In Arkansas. Mr. Irl McCullough of Columbia, visited his aunt, Mrs. J. P. White, in Yorkvllle, this week. Mrs. J. T, Slgmon of Birmingham. Ala,, Is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. W. Klrkpatrlck. In Yorkvllle. Mrs. George G. Eaves and little daughter, of Yorkvllle, are visiting relatives and friends at Marlon, N. C. Miss Isabelle Davis of Lancaster, visited Miss Annie Bludworth In Yorkvllle, this week. * on/I Mr. ana Mrs. n. o. muuveumci; anu son, Russell, of Yorkville, left this morning for a visit to Hendersonvllle, N. C. Mr. Harry C. Smith returned to Charlotte, Sunday afternoon, after a two week's visit to Messrs. F. E. and B. F. Smith In Yorkville. Miss Fredrica Lindsay has returned to her home in Yorkville, after a visit to Darlington.- She was accompanied home by Miss Constance Pegues of Darlington. Mrs. J. E. Johnson and Misses Lucy, Thelma and Veola Johnson of York vllle, are visiting relatives In Franklin, N. C. Miss Josie Carroll has returned to her home In Yorkville after spending several days In the mountains of North Carolina. Misses Pauline and Luclle McCreary, who have been visiting Mrs. D, E. Boney In Yorkville for the past month, left today for their home In Aiken. Mr. Geo. Steele, Mrs. Lou Guy and Misses Essie and Dora Guy, of Lowryvllle, passed through Yorkville, Friday, on their way to Piedmont Springs. Misses Sallle and Grace AtkinBon of Lowryville, and Miss Mamie Slil, of Camden, are the guests of Mrs. J. M. Ferguson in Yorkville. Mr. Bratton Clinton of Yorkville, has I taken a position with the agricultural department, In the tick eradication service, and will probably be located In Fairfield county. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Revels, of Guthriesville, are convalescent after a long and tedious Illness with typhoid fever. Mr. Revels, still very weak, was In Yorkville yesterday, accompanied by his brother, Mr. C. H. Revels. Messrs. M. L. and J. H. Carroll, S. L. Courtney, Carroll Grist and Joe Nichols, went to Blowing Rock, N. C., Saturday night in an automobile, leaving Yorkville at 9.30 and arriving at 9.15 Sunday morning. Returning they left Blowing Rock at 4 p. m., Sunday afternoon and reached Yorkville at 1 a. m. LOCAL LACONIC8 Bigger-Berry. A telegram received from Chester this morning announces the marriage at that place of Mr. Chas. A. Berry and Miss Janie Bigger, of Rock Hill. Tha Court Houaa Bonds. The court house commission is still negotiating: for the sale of the $75,000 of court house bonds. Several propositions have been made and they are under more or less serious consideration; but as yet nothing definite has been decided upon. Destructive Hail Storm. There was quite a wind and hail storm about two miles south of Yorkvine last Friday afternoon, which did more or less damage to crops over an area of several square miles. Leaves and branches were beaten off of cotton, and corn was considerably tattered. The total loss, however, was comparatively small. Butler Thomasson Dead. Mr. Butler Thomasson, a former citizen of the Filbert section of York county, died at Hickory, N. C., last Friday, the result of a stroke of paralysis. He was buried at Oastonia on Saturday. Mr. Thomasson was in the 65th year of his age. He Is survived by his wife and the following children: Messrs. J. B? Means, Charles, Richard, Willie Hay, Clyde; Misses Bessie, Fairy, Prue. Wylie vs. Insurance Company. The suprefne court has reversed the court below In the case of Ida M. Wylle, appellant, vs. the Jefferson Standard Insurance company, and remanded the case back to the circuit court for new trial. The case hinged on the question as to whether the insured had forfeited his rights under the policy by default in payment of premium. The supreme court held that there had been no default. Rock Hill District Conference. The Rock Hill district conference of the South Carolina annual conference, convenes tonight in Mt. Vernon Methodist church. Hickory Grove. Mr. J. M. Way of Spartanburg, field secretary of Sunday school work in the state, will open the conference with an address. Bishop J. C. Kilgo will arrive tomorrow and preside over the conference. There are 100 delegates listed for these services. Ths Speakers at Filbert. Mr. D. C. Clark, chairman of the committee on invitations for the Filbert picnic, stated yesterday that Hon. John G. Richards, railroad commissioner, has accepted the committee's invitation to be present and speak on the occasion. Governor Blease has not yet said whether or not he will be able to aooent the Invitation. The list of especially invited speakers who have accepted, Includes Messrs. John L. McLaurin, Chas. A. Smith, George R. Rembert and John G. Richards. Hon. John R Carroll, county superintendent of education, is to preside over the meeting. Wreck at Manning's Branch. A freight car on a westbound Southern freight train, jumped the track on the Manning branch trestle, Just east of King's creek station, Friday* afternoon, and after being dragged across the trestle, turned over about seventylive yards from the end of the trestle. The trucks of the car Jumped the trestle track, but were prevented from going over the outside wooden guard rails by the steel guard rails Inside of the track. These steel guard rails are being placed on the Southern trestles as an extra precaution against serious accidents, those on the Manning branch trestle, which is some eighty feet high, having been put in place some time ago. Hickory Grove vs. Winnsboro. Hickory Grove won the first game played witb Winnsboro last week by a score of 6 to 2; tied the second 3 to 3, and lost the other two games 7 to 0 and 9 to 6 respectively. The boys from Hickory Grove played good baseball at all times and the Winnsboro lads had nothing like the walkover they had with Yorkvllle. The Hickory Grove team is playing the Cowpens boys at Hickory Grove this week. Cowpens will be remembered as having had a good team last summer. They defeated many baseball aggregations in this section, and the games today, tomorrow and Thursday will no doubt be hotly contested. Pursley-McGill. Gastonia special of July 16 to Charlotte Chronicle: Another surprise marriage of Interest to Gastonians occurred last night when Miss Zuba Pursley, of the Bethany section, a^ few miles Bouin 01 town, wum wcuucu iu Dr. W. B. McGlll, of King's Mountain. The young couple left the home of the bride in an automobile going toward Clover for a drive. Arriving at Clover, they went to the home of Rev. W. P. Grier, pastor of the A. R. P. church and were married in the presence of a few witnesses. Both bride and groom are universally popular. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pursley and is a young lady of charm and attainment. She is a sister of Mr. H. B. Pursley of the Swan-Slater company. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee McGlll, of the Bethany section, and is a popular and highly esteemed young physician. He will locate for the practice of his profession at Hickory Grove, S. C. Norment-Blankenghip. Rock Hill special of July 18, to Charlotte Observer: A beautiful marriage was solemnized Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pettus Blankenship, near Fort Mill, when their daughter, Miss Myrtle Arden, became the wife of Mr. Joseph Edward Norment, of Darlington. The bride is one of the state's most beautiful women. She is also a woman of great culture and popularity, winning the love and admiration of all with whom she is thrown by her sterling worth. The groom is one of Darlington',] mr?Qt notoomwl Itldn flf thft bUSl I ness and social life. For a number of years he was connected with the News and Courier, then as private secretary to ex-Gov. D. C.*Heyward, he formed a wide circle of friends. At present he is secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Darlington. Immediately following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Norment left In an automobile for Charlotte, where they took the train for a month's trip which will include a stay of several weeks at Lake George, N. Y., Toronto and Quebec and other points of Interest in the north. The ceremony was performed i by Rev. J. B. Swan, of Bulock's Creek. MR. BRYAN'8 BLUNDER The Break He Made at Hendersonville a Bad One In a letter to his paper, K. Foster Murray, the Washington correspondent of the News and Courier, discusses the statement that Mr. Bryan made at Hendersonville recently as follows: Never did a man bring down a greater avalanche of criticism upon himself in the same length of time than the secretary of state has done since last Saturday, when in the course of % Chautauqua lecture at Hendersonville, N. C., he announced that he finds it necessary to increase his income, as his official salary of $12,090 a year does not meet his expenses. Of course the Republicans in congress have jumped on the Bryan statement with chortles of glee. It is the second "real good chance" they have V*rl mImaa tViA a<$wiin(ofvoflAn namn In itau oiuvc k*io auiuiuiok* v*t v??mv ??? and they are making even more of It because the president pulled the first one away from them by his prompt action in reversing Attorney General McReynolds in the C&mlnettl case. The majority of Democrats in and about congress, including even those who have been "dyed in the wool Bryanltes," are amazed at the secretary'* utterance- and entirely out of sympathy with It Many of them say so openly; others merely look sad and shake their heads, while a few, like Senator Ollie James of Kentucky, desperately defend their Idol without reserve. Democratic leaders in both houses of congress were glad to adjourn last Tuesday until the succeeding Friday and defer as long as possible any further airing of the Bryan sensation In the Congressional Record. Secretary Bryan's blunder has been the principal topic of conversation here this week, overshadowing the railroad crisis, the tariff or the currency, or the Mexican situation. It is generally felt that Mr. Bryan's later outglvlngB in explanation of his course in taking the lecture platform, have only complicated the original error. In the announcement at Hendersonvllle, Mr. Bryan said nothing about confining his lecture tours to his "vacation" period. Now that he has referred to vacation, the point is being made that a sec reiary 01 siaie is api to do cauea on at any moment for his official counsel as to grave International matters, and that he should not Involve himself in any outside contracts for personal service during his incumbency. Aside from consideration of official propriety, it is the overwhelming view In Washington that the $12,000 salary of the secretary of state Is enough for that dignitary to live on, and that it is especially astonishing that complaint of Its Inadequacy comes from a Democrat who has always been an enthusiastic advocate of Jeffersonian simplicity. It Is pointed out that the salary of the secretary of state Is the same as that of the vice president and that the personal fortune of Mr. Bryan Is very much larger than that of Mr. Marshall. The suggestion that the country should not only furnish a living wage to Its cabinet officers, but should also remunerate them with the annual surplus to which they have been accustomed, Is not relished at all. In one breath Mr. Bryan declares that he regards the salary as sufficient, and In another he explains that he Is sacrificing more than 140,000 by going into the cabinet While some of Mr. Bryan's critics find in his course a proof of the money-grubbing proclivities with which he was charged at the Baltimore convention, where he was roundly censured for selling his comment to a syndicate at the price of 11,000 per day, the really fundamental reason of his decision to continue his lecture tours during his incumbency as secretary of state, is probably reversed In the last sentence of the statement at Hendersonvllle, to wit: "These meetings enable me to keep in touch with the people." If the secretary had stressed that reason rather than the alleged inadequacy of the salary, he would have been criticised to some extent, but he would have been in a much better status than in which he now finds himself. The damaging subject of his personal wealth would have been avoided, and he would not have shocked the sensibilities of the great bulk of his political following, whose annual Income is perhaps no more than what the secretary of state receives in salary in one month, to say nothing of Income on his accumulated fortune of several hundred thousand dollars. A few days ago Mr. Bryan gave to a Washington newspaper a reiteration of his formerly expressed opinion that this country has seen its last selection of presidential nominees by the great parties at national conventions, and that hereafter the presidents will be nominated by their parHan In nnnntnr.wMA nrpniripntlnl nrl maries. Those who do not think that the secretary of state intends to be a candidate again for the presidency and those who do not think he believes his best chance to be in the prospect of presidential primaries?well, those who think these two thinks, think very much alike. Mr. Bryan has been loyal to the Wilson administration as a member of the cabinet, but he undoubtedly feels that he is sacrificing his own political fortune unless he can find outside and unofficial field in which to prove that he Is "still alive and kicking." He found It in chautaqua, but ; MP DP UPNTIOM The building: trades lockout which began June 19, tlelng up $40,000,000 of construction work, was ended Friday. A railroad engineer of Philadelphia committed suicide Friday, the result of remorse. His engine had killed a child and its mother went to the spot every day at the time the engineer's train came In, and stared at the engineer as he passed A German armored cruiser in speed trials last week, made a speed of twenty-nine knots an hour The town of Gorgona, on the Panama canal. Is being abandoned by Its Inhabitants, as the town's site will soon be Inundated by the waters of Gatun lake Balie P. Waggener, a Kansas railroad man, gave a picnic at Atchison, Friday, to 20,000 children. All expenses were paid by Mr. Waggener The poatofflce department will substitute a likeness of Thomas Jefferson for that of Wm. McKlnley on postal cards In the near future....A fireworks factory at Win-1 cheater, Mass., was blown up Saturday. There were no fatalities A Mexico City dispatch is to the effect that a committee of Japanese has appealed to the Mexican government to permit the colonization of Japanese in Mexico A new torpedo boat destroyer^given a speed trial at the Dela ware ureaawater, oaiuraay, attained a speed of 32.31 knots an hour, or 37 statute miles. This is the record speed for vessals of the class The dates for the America cup yacht races have been fixed to begin on September 10, 1914 United States 2 per cent bonds were offered on the New York stock exchange, Saturday at 96 , Tammany leaders of New York, are j making preparations to try to Impeach Governor Sulzer of that state , Three men were killed near Marlen- , ton, W. Va., Friday, while trying to , force a charge of dynamite into a hole , with a 12-pound sledge hammer ' The state of Iowa this year has 9.434,000 acres planted in corn, a slight in- . crease over last year's acreage ( A Hillsdale, Mich., woman has had ( her sight restored by an operation af- , ter being blind fifty years. She had J never seen one of her eight living chll- ( dren A party of sixty-six Rus- , sians, including teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc., men and women, are . making a tour of the United States... j Major General Leonard Wood, U. S. A. . has been invited to Germany to witness the manoeuvres of the German army A life-size bronze bust of the late J. Pierpont Morgan is to be i erected in a public park at Ascoll, Italy. The expense of the bust is to < be paid by New York Italians 1 Chas. S. Mellen, for many years pres- i ldent of the New York, New Haven I and Hartford railroad, and recently the target of criticism by the Inter- 1 state commerce commission has resigned Mrs... Elizabeth Van B. Nichols, for many years a social leader of Wilmington, N. C., has been indicted by a New Hanover county grand Jury on three charges of embezzlement, preferred by a Philadelphia woman. The amount Involved is $14,675 For a chautauqua address at Cumberland, Md., Thursday night of last week, Mr. Wra. J. Bryan received a guarantee of $250, and one-half of the receipts over $600. He was heard by 3,000 people The Pennsylvania railroad is planning to spend $600,000,000 for the illumination of grade crossings on its system A New York man has offered the city government nearly $100,000 per year for the privilege of collecting the garbage of the city for a period of five years Forty men lost their lives in a sulphur mine Are at Castel Termini, Spain, Thursday A young girl, aged 16 years, has disappeared from her home at Oalesburg, 111. It is believed she has been kidnapped by a ptrpnu PrnaMant X4 onnpo 1 r\t Pll - ba, has been requested to call an extra session of the Cuban congress to act on the request of the supreme court for permission to prosecute Senator Morales, charged with the murder of General 'ftiva, 'late chief of the stats police. Morales Is considered immune from trial because of his membership in the Cuban congress A new court house in New York, is to occupy a plot of ground costing approximately 16,000,000 Camden, N. J., last week sold $70,000 of 4) per cent bonds at par by popular sale in sums of $100 and upwards Chas. P. Piitt, Jr., former "press agent," of Charles Becker, the condemned police lieutenant of New York, has written and turned over to District Attorney Whitman, a complete story of his dealings with Becker and the people from whom he collected and paid graft. Plitt is held under $10,000 bond on charges of perjury Truman Chapman, 22 years old, was saved from going over the fa'ls at Niagara, Friday, after he had fallen from the bridge, by four men forming a human chain and dragging him back from the brink Many bankers throughout the country are opposing the use of washing machines by the treasury department for washing currency... ."Grand Central Pete." one of the most widely known confidence men of the country, died In a New York hosnital Frid&y. aged 77 years. He practiced his wiles mostly on farmer victims who went to New York to "see the town." Miss Emma J. Mahaney, aged <7 years, has filed suit against John W. Olfe, 77 years old, of Paterson. N. J., for $25.000, for breach of promise. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant was engaged to her fifty years ago NEW8 ABOUT 8HARON. Rev. E. B. Hunter Is Granted Vacation ?Personal and Other Notes. CorrMpaadMM Th? TorkvUI* Eaqnlrar S.iaron, July 22.?The congregation of the Sharon Associate Reformed Presbyterian church has voted to give Rev. EI B. Hunter a vacation during the month of August. With Mrs. Hunter he will spend a portion of the time In Arkansas, at one time Mr. Hunter's homS. Miss EXhel Caldwell is to be one of a house party at Black Mountain, N. enduring August Misses Mattle and Belle McGlll of Hickory Grove, are the guests of Miss Reola McGlll. Mrs. Jemima Plexlco and sons, John Dixon and Lee, and Mrs. Sallie Hood are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jenkins at Grover. After a pleasant visit with friends and relatives here, Miss Kate Hlnes has returned to her home in Lancaster. Mr. W. T. Smarr of Bullock's Creek, is at Olenn Springs, where be hopes to recuperate after a severe Illness. Miss Annie Caldwell is the guest of the Misses Titinan at Lowryvllle. Miss Fannie Smarr of Columbia, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Smarr of Bullock's Creek. Mrs. Henry Douglas and children, and her mother, Mrs. D. L. Rector, have returned to their homes at Summerville, after a pleasant visit here to Mrs. T. R. Pennlnger. The many friends of Mrs. J. D. Hope will be glad to learn that she has recovered after a severe illness of two weeks. Miss Minnie Palmer has returned home after a visit td Miss Minnie Ratchford at Bullock's Creek. The friends of Mrs. W. B. Arrowood will be sorry to learn that she is sick at her home here. Miss Janie Love of Mexico, is visiting friends and relatives at this place. Many friends of Misses Wilmore Logan and Winnie Crawford of Torkville, will be pleased to know that they will again be teachers in the Sharon high school. Work on the store building of Mr. W. L. Hill has been resumed and those in charge expect to have it ready for occupancy in time for the fall trade. ALLEGED ROAD OBSTRUCTION Editor of The Yorkville Enquirer: Although not related to Mr. J. C. Wallace, referred to in the grand jury'8 report as obstructing the road opposite his house near Tirzah, I am acquainted with the facts in the case and will thank you if you will allow me space for a brief explanation. The alleged obstruction is no obstruction at all; but merely a slightly raised track across the road, put there for the purpose of allowing Mrs. Wallace to go to and from the cow barn in rainy weather without getting in the mud, and which also serves the purpose of protecting Mr. Wallace's children from being run over by automnhllao nihlnh vlnlntn ttlA itfltA tftW hv exceeding the speed limit of fifteen miles an hour. This alleged obstruction is not nearly so pronounced as the insignificant obstruction at the railroad crossings a half a mile on either side, and a loaded wagon that could cross the railroad would not make as heavy a pull at the place in question. In my opinion the alleged obstruction would not inconvenience any automobile driver who was within the speed limits, and it would be noticed only by those who insist on violating the law at the rate of from twenty-five to thirty miles an hour. What the county board of commissioners will do in the matter I do not know: but it seems to me that they should give wives and children at least as much consideration as the grand jury seems disposed to give to reckless violators of the speed laws. Very respectfully, G. R. Wallace. Yorkville No. 2, July 19.-1913. ? Chester Lantern: Solicitor Henry has been advised of an appeal in the cases of Meeks and Tom Griffin, John Crosby and Nelson Brice, convicted at ' the last term of court and sentenced to die in the electric chair September 26th. The appeal to the supreme court acts as a stay of execution, and will be heard in Columbia next November. If the appeal is dismissed and the judgment of the circuit court affirmed, the record will be sent back to the next term of court for < heater county following the hearing of the appeal, and the defendants resentenced at such term, probably the March term, 1914. If, on the other hand, the appeal is ouoiauicu auu me juuguieuv of the lower court reversed, a new . trial will be granted the defendants at the March term. If the judgment Is sustained and the defendants re-sentenced at the March term the date then set for execution will in all probability be a day In May or June of 1914. If the Judgment is reversed and a new trial granted, many opportunities are available to delay still further the actual execution of the defendants, and attorneys familiar with the course of stubbornly contested capital cases are of opinion that if all the chances of delay are taken advantage in this case, the execution will probably be deferred from two to three years from the date originally set by Judge Ramage. ? Supervisor M. C. West, of Kershaw county, finds that a petition submitted to him on the question of calling a dispensary election, does not contain the necessary one-third of the qualified electors of the county. After the elimination of all duplicates and unregistered signers, the petition is about forty votes shy.