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? traps and farts.
? 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
? 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
? 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.
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
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
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
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 .?
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
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
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.
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,
G. W. Sherer, the Butoher?Sells three
kinds of meats and wants to supply
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.
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,
Don't sow on a weedy soil.
Don't sow on a poorly drained soil.
Don't sow on any but a sweet, welldrained
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
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.
? 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Miss EXhel Caldwell is to be one of a
house party at Black Mountain, N. enduring
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
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
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.
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.

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