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? Washington. October 14.?The cotton crop sutTers an annual loss of about $2,009,000 as a result of the disease known as cotton anthracnose, or boll-rot. In a report on the subject the department of agriculture says that since the fungus can live on dead cotton bolls In the field for at least a year and in the seed for two or three years, there should be rotation of crops?cotton never shouid be planted where anthracnose was prevalent the year previous?while fully as important is the selection of healthy seed. The department says the disease is reported as present in every cotton field of Georgia, In every county of South Carolina, in all parts of Mississippi, being worse In the delta and bottom lands. Its occurrence is more or less general throughout the entire cotton belt. ? President Wilson and Secretary Garrison on Wednesday, selected the following Filipinos to be members of the Philippine commission: Victorino Mapa, Jaime C. de Veyra, Vicente IIlustre, Vicente Singson. Mapa will be secretary of finance and Justice. The fifth Filipino minister will be Rafael Palma, who since 1908 has been the only native on the commission. His resignation was not accepted. The designation of five natives to majority control of the commission of nine marks the first step in the policy of the Wilson administration aiming at ? a in/In. Ilt:il-guv?iuuicill <u IU uuiuiaic iuu?pendence for the Philippines. Governor General Harrison recommended the native commisioners, stating that they were among the most prominent and best educated of.the islanders. ? The "ritual murder" trial at Kiev, Russia, was condemned in a resolution adopted Wednesday by the house of deputies, the Joint clerical and lay body of the Protestant Episcopal church, at the triennial general convention in session in New York. The Episcopalians also took steps to amend their prayer book by eliminating the passage in the Good Friday collect, where Jews are classed with "infidels, Turks and heretics." The committee on prayer book reported favorably on a position to amend the Good Friday service by- omitting the words "all Jews, infidels, Turks and heretics" from the general prayer for humanity. Consideration of the report wad post ponea to aumii cuncussiun. mc report of. the commission on faith and order was accepted and it was voted that the commission be incorporated so that it might be free to receive bequests of money. ? More than 400 Welsh coal miners perished, it is believed, from fire and afterdamp in the Universal colliery near Cardiff. Wales last Tuesday. A terrific explosion shattered the works shortly after 931 men had descended into the pit It was first stated that the day shift was composed of 740 men, but later the larger figure was given out by the officers. About 500 were brought to the surface alive by , rescue parties up to noon and the ! managers of the mine then expressed the opinion that there was no further ' hope for those remaining below. The ( men brought to the surface were , found on the east side of the mine, where the ventilation remained fairly 1 good. On the west side, where the ex- ] plosion occurred, fire soon added its j teirors and the rescue parties were unable to make any progress. The1 of- 1 flcials found it necessary to call a de- 1 tachment of police to keep back the , women and children who crowded around the entrances in hopes of obtaining some news of their relatives. Mast of the rescued men presented a 1 pitiable appearance. Nearly all were ( suffering from burns, shock or the effects of poisonous gases. ' 1 ? "I have no more idea that any considerable number of national banks 1 will refuse to go Into the new Federal i reserve system than I have that I shall < fly over the Washington monument," , said Secretary McAdoo a few days ago, in discussing the administration 1 bill with a delegation of country bank- ] era from the American Bankers' asso- j elation, here to appear before the sen- , ate committee. The delegation of callers' plied Mr. McAdoo with questions about the circulating privilege, the re- i discounting provisions and other parts , of the pending bill. The secretary said that while he had given bankers as a ' class, right of way in his office with a 1 view to learning their views and get- i ting information, the bill had been framed with a view of benefitting all classes of people. "If we wait until everybody gets together on a measure," j he added, "we never will have a br- , ginning on currency legislation." Denouncing as traitorous reports that the 1 government two per cent bonds had reached a danger point in touching 94, j Mr. McAdoo said that while the government could not guarantee prices of its bonds there was nothing to impair their value and the government's faith was DacK 01 mem. ne auueu mat hc regarded the bonds a good investment The secretary advised the bankers to "ledger the currency bill," 1 and added that in thus figuring out i bo|h sides they would find the balance , in favor of the bill. ? Atlanta, October 15: Eleven out of the twelve employees of the state board of health are ill today in their homes victims of diphtheria which they contracted in the office of the board at the capltol. The offices have been closed. The affair has made a tremendous sensation, and an official investigation may follow. Although Dr. H. F. Harris, secretary of the board, blames it all on the country Dhysicians whom he says, have not sent the diphtheria cultures properly through the mails, the epidemic has revived criticism previously levelled at Dr. Harris, charging incompetence and improper management. Dr. Harris and Dr. L. L. Patillo are the only persons connected with the state board who did not contract the disease. Dr. Harris has issued a statement in which he takes to task the country doctors who have been in the habit of sending: diphtheria cultures to the capitol through the mail. "He says many of the doctors have simply been placing a part of the infected matter between two pieces of paper and sending it in an ordinary envelope. All the mail is opened together, and the germs have got scattered around the offices. Dr. Harris admits that these improperly packed packages, which are in violation of Federal laws, have been received almost daily for some time past. He says he has notified the country doctors not to send the cultures that way, but that they kept on coming and nothing else was done to put a stop to the dangerous practice. ? Gov. William Sulzer was found guilty yesterday by the high court of Impeachment on three of the articles preferred aginst him. They were articles 1, 2 and 4. He was declared innocent of charges in article 3. Today he will be removed from office, but not disqualified from holding office in New York state in the future, unless there is a substantial change in the informal vote reported to have been taken yesterday by the court on these questions in secret session. For the same reason it was expected that he would be found not guilty on the other four articles still remaining to be voted on when the court adlourned last nieht. Lieut. Gov. Martin Hi. Glynn, who has been acting governor since the impeachment of Sulzer, will become chief executive of the state. He is an Albany newspaper owner. Robert F. Wagner, a New York attorney, will become lieutenant governor. He is the majority leader in the senate. The vote on articles 1 and 2 was 39 to 19, a bare-two-thirds majority. The former article charges that the governer falsified his statement of campaign contributions; the latter charges that he committed perjury in so doing. The vote on article 3, which charges that the governor bribed witnesses to withold testimony from the Frawley investigating committee, was unanimously in favor of the governor. The vote on article 4 was 43 to 14, six members changing their votes on articles 1 and 2 from "not guilty" to "guilty" and two i from "guilty to "not guilty." This ar- i tide charges that the governor suppressed evidence by means of threats to keep witnesses from testifying before the Frawley committee. Among Ihgjse was Duncan W. Peck, state superintendent of public works, who testified at the trial that the governor had asked him to commit perjury. The secret vote to remove the governor was said to be 43 to 14, the same as ' en article 4, and the vote not to dis- i n^Jlfy him was said to be unanimous, i Q. Article 6, which charge* that the governor committed larceny in speculating with his campaign contributions, was said not to have been sustained In the secret session by a vote of fifty, declaring the governor "not guilty" to seven against him. Article 5, which charges that he prevented a particular witness, Frederick K Colwell, from attending the sessions of the Frawley committee; article 7, that he threatened to use his office and influence to affect the vote or political action of certain, assemblymen, and article 8, that he corruptly used his influence to **- ' A 11 MAAiirlHoo nn the aneci me pntxa ui ocv.u. o v.. ...v. stock exchange, were reported also to have been decided in favor of the governor in the secret session by a practically unanimous votes. $h? ^othville (Sttquircr. Entered at the Postofflce in Yorkvllle as Mail Matter of the Second Clan. YORKVILLE, 8. C.t FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17,1913. The Washington corespondents say there will probably be no new Federal district for this state, because there Is not nearly enough business to make it necessary. The Raleigh News and Observer Is guying Republicain farmers who sold their cotton at 10 cents in the belief that the Democratic tariff was going to put the price almost down to nothing. It would seem that Huerta having found that he could not rule Mexico, has decided to try to save his face by bringing on a clash with the United States. This arrangement will cost the United States both lives and treasure; but In the end it will be of inestimable benefit to Mexico even though Huerta does not mean it that way. The Gaffney Ledger allows W. P. Beard to come into its columns to reply to Senator Tillman and expresses the hope that there will be no more of the controversy. Well, it is not our funeral, but we have an idea that Mr. Beard Is willing to let the matter stay where it is provided senator Tinman joes not come again, and if Senator Tillman does come again, the Ledger :an look for another installment from Mr. Beard. We are inclined to think, however. that Senator Tillman will be willing to comply with the desire of Mr. De Camp to let the whole matter Jrop right where it la Although some very able and illuminating speeches were made while the currency bill was under consideration In the house, at that time currency was playing second fiddle to the tariff and the people of the country did not set much opportunity to get at the inwardness of things. Now, however, with the currency having a full right af way, and the opponents of the proposed new measure making every effort to defeat its passage, or failing in that, trying to write into the law things that will enable them to continue in the enjoyment of the soft snap that has been theirs for so long, the general public is likely to get some pretty comprehensive ideas on the wnoie suDjeci. Well, they have convicted Mr. Sulzer and while no one can object to the verdict on the ground of injustice, still it Is impossible to get rid of the Idea that the whole thing is a miserable farce. More than anything else it looks like the falling out of a gang of thieves, and that is what it is; but there is still more to it. One vassel having gotten into power through the assistance of his pals, undertakes to assume that the power is really his, and proceeds to do his own way without consulting the others. The gang, unwilling to stand for this, raises a squeal, and the recalcitrant thinking that he can win by making an appeal to the great honest public, refuses to yield. His pals being thoroughly ex J ? iU. periencea in me game, auu navuig been made bold by reason of the fact that the rascality that had been practiced among them for so long, had come to be recognized as the proper thing, accepted the gage of battle, and forced the issue rather than give up. The great honest public seeing the rottenness on both sides, refused to be deceived. Rather than make a hero of a crook, it allowed him to go on and take his medicine in accordance with the regular proceedure. and in so doing no doubt acted wisely. The impeachment of Mr. Sulzer was probably the best thing to be done under the circumstances, and now comes the question as to whether or not the New York body politic will undertake to get rid of the corruption from which it knows it is suffering. The Yorkville Enquirer is entirely correct in its position with reference to the use that has been made of the papers of South Carolina to boost free of charge the state fair at Columbia. This kind of thing has been going on for years, and the papers have quietly submitted, and taken the medicine that has been poured down their throats without making faces, but there comes a time in all things when changes take place, and even newspapers balk, and have the manhood to assert and demand their rights. For years the state fair people have been working the newspapers. Sometimes they sent out plate matter from Columbia for their use as reading matter and it was used gratuitously. We have done our share of this boosting and accepted an admission ticket to the fair, which by the way, we have never had occasion to use. Of course, the state fair is abundantly able to get along without any support that it might get from the Daily Journal, but so far as this newspaper is concerned it has reached the limit, and we do not propose running free ads for anything or for anybody not even for the annual state fair at Columbia, a corporation that is abundantly able to pay its bills, and which, no doubt, pays everybody in full and some, even, in excess, save the newspapers. Some time since, the Daily Journal took a stand ana let it oe known umi it could not be worked in the matter of free ads for charitable and religious objects. This has been of immense help to us, and while some people may not take it so kindly, it has done good. We have had our own self-respect to advance several degrees. and we believe that it has helped the paper in the estimation of the general public. We shall always support good causes, but we are going to do it like a man, and not like a pauper, and in such a way as to make mendicants out of the objects to which we contribute. What the world needs today is manly paying for what is received and open-handed, open-hearted giving to worthy causes of all kinds. We pay for every line of type set in this office, and when we set type for the benefit of other people, it is right that they should pay for it.?Greenwood Journal. While it is none of The Enquirer's business how much other newspapers allow themselves to be imposed upon by a species of genteel blackmail and Implied boycott in the withdrawal of "patronage" that has never existed except in imagination, still there is some satisfaction in noting that at least one other paper has the courage and man hood to assert that its business is its own. It is true that the refusal of the Journal to allow itself to be "worked" will not hamper the state fair any more than will such refusal on the part of The Enquirer; but that is not the point. The Enquirer does not desire to hamper the state fair and we are 1 sure that the Journal has no such desire. The thing about it is that the : other fellow should have the gall to think or pretend to think that he has a right even to ask as a gratuity in the furtherance of his plans, that which costs the publisher so much labor and cash. How would any other man feel in a position of full responsibility for a business over which he has no positive control? The idea is sickening. We . regret tr say that there is very little business sense among country editors, and the fact Is as well Illustrated in the advertising problem as elsewhere. For instance, when the publisher puts ' himself In the position of a beggar, I asking people to pay for advertising i space that will be of benefit only to i him and not to them, he should not complain when they ask him to recip rocate in giving them notices and the i like that will be of benefit to them and not to him. So far as the state fair people and the Columbia crowd are concerned, we are not asking them for any advertising. We know they can buy our advertising space at more profit to themselves than to us; but If they do not want to buy it, we have no kick or quarrel, and we are just as well satisfied as if they had bought it. But all the same, to show we have no hard feelings we will offer gratuitously a piece of advice that is worth good money. Let those Columbia people stop this deadbeat business at once, stop asking for humbug reading notices, and insist on paying every county newspaper for honest advertising space at regular card rates, and the outcome will be that Columbia and the fair will get more and better advertising that they have ever known before and at less cost. But we have no idea that this advice will be kindly received. So accustomed is Columbia to complacent collection of voluntary trlhuto frnm ths halancR of the state that she would look upon the idea of paying other people for anything as a waiving of a hereditary prerogative equivalent to a birthright. DOWN IN MEXICO Look* Like United State* Will Take a Hand. There is no improvement in the Mexican situation; but all the reports and evidences seem to indicate that a crisis will be reached on October 26 or 27 if not before. While the text of certain letters that were sent by President Wilson and Secretary Bryan on receipt of news that Huerta had arrested the members of the chamber of deputies and of the senate, have not been made public, it is known that they were to the point. The letters are said to have been quite brief and pretty plain to the general effect that the United States will not sanction such proceedings. Information from Washington last hight was to the effect that the president is still trying to secure a peaceful settlement of the whole thing, and that he will wait to see how much freedom and fairness there Is In the general election of October 26, before taking any drastic steps; but It is the present outlook that unless things soon shape up better in Mexico, the United States will take a hand. MERE MENTION Julian Hawthorne and Dr. W. J. Morton were released from the Federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, after serving a term for misuse of the mails in selling mining stock Dr. Carey Barron, lodged in the Henry county, Ga, Jail last week on a charge of murdering his wife with poison, has been liberated, a chemical analysis of the dead woman's stomach failing to show any trace of poison. Dr. Barron married a second wife on the day following the death of the first Mrs. Barron The state of Florida is beginning to be excited over a probable influx of Japanese settlers in the celery belt Albert J. Jewell, an aviator, set out from Hempstead Plains, New Vnrlf Atirlv Mnnrlo\r mnrn lr?<r alnpp which time he has not been seen. It Is feared that he was blown out to sea and lost Secret service officers are looking: for the counterfeiters who are making: and passing counterfeit $50 gold certificates Mrs. Jennie May Eaton is on trial at Plymouth, Mass., on the charge of murdering her husband, Rear Admiral Eaton, with poison J. Pierpont Morgan left an estate in England of $5,899,155, on which the British government will collect death duties to the amount of $950,000 Prince Arthur of Con' naught, governor general of Canada, was married in London Wednesday, to Princess Alexandria Victoria, Duchess of Fife The German government will send another warship to American waters, on account of the trouble in Mexico Figures given out by the board of managers of the Methodist Women's Missionary society, in session in Washington, shows that more than 3,000 Methodist ministers in the United States get less than $500 a year : as salaries Edwin M. Silberger, ' assistant postmaster at Pocahontas, Va., was arrested at Cleveland O., Wednesday, charged with the embez ' zlement of $14,000 from the Virginia office. ? Wlnnsboro special of October 15 to the Columbia State: In a short opinion, just fifty-one words. Magistrate Frank K. Mann late this afternoon ended what was probably the most notable and interesting preliminary hearing ever held in Fairfield county. After a day of action, the scene of the hearing being shifted to a new base ten miles from the starting point, at 5.30 o'clock the magistrate dismissed two warrants charging John Frazier, Jr., and Bissell Bigham, Chester lads, with highway robbery and assault and battery in connection with the robbery at Parr Shoais, September 5, when thieves made way with $16,008.11, the property of the J. G. White Construction company. The deciding opinion was rendered at Ashford's Cross Roads after ths hpartnc at thin nnlnt hurl no cupied two and one-half hours. Con[ vening at 11 o'clock in the Fairfield , county court house at Winnsboro, Magistrate Mann sustained a point raised by the state that he had no jurisdiction to sit outside his own judicial district and the hearing re-opened at 3 o'clock within a stone's throw of the magistrate's house and a few hundred yards beyond the ten-mile post from Winnsboro. The afternoon session at Ashford's Cross Roads was featured by the appearance of two witnesses, participation or attendance by perhaps ; a majority of the lawyers of Fairfield and Chester counties and three arguI ments by counsel. Magistrate Mann ended the hearing with his decision: "The decision of the court is that the court is satisfied that the state has failed to make out a probable case? that is as to the identity of the defen| dants?and it is the order of the court that they be discharged." ? Columbia. October 14: Inspection of the delinquent military companies of the national guard of South Carolina will be completed in a few days and the report will be sent by the inspector to Washington. Companies failing to pass the second examination will not receive pay for the time spent at the encampments last summer. LOCAL AFFAIHli t NEW ADVERTISEMENTS - c Mrs. M. H. Metts?Offers - her reel- 9 dence on North Congress street, *; Yorkvllle, for rent. J. A. Tate, C. C. C. Pla?Gives notice e of sale of certain real estate in the case of B. N. Miller, Plaintiff, v* o Sanlelia Johnson et al., on salesday e In November. Remedy Sales Corporation, Charlotte c ?Gives additional information as d to Mrs. Joe Person's remedy for va- t rious blood diseases. York Supply Co.?Sells Vulcan turn piows una suys 11 is me uesu aibv has Vulcan sub-soil plows and rec- f ommends them. 8 W. H. Herndon?Wants to sell you cheese, molasses, hams, mackerel, white flsh, dried fruits, and wants ? to buy hides. s McConnell Dry Qoods Co.?Talks of t Its line of shoes for men, women and children. . c Carroll Furniture Co.?Offers to order c furniture for people wanting some- t thing better than It carries in stock. . James Bros.?Remind you of the nice lot of horses they are now showing * at their Yorkvile stable, and Invite r you to come and see them. City Meat Market?Will have oysters tonight and tomorrow and fresh flsb tomorrow. All kinds of beef. Carroll Bros.?Suggest that you use e the best loaded shells if you hunt birds. They also talk about Oliver plows and farm tools, guano, etc. 3 M. E. Plaxlco & Son.?Have opened a livery stable at the James Bros.' stand and solicit the. patronage of ? the public for livery work. 1 Kirkpatrick-Belk Co.?Says It cannot say too much about its big stock of 0 shoes. Every pair guaranteed to \ give reasonable satisfaction. First National Bank, Sharon?Asks a j question, and leaves it to your own r imnrt luriement to clvf? an answer. Thomson Co.?Emphasizes Its qualities. styles and prices and then has something to say of underwear and hosiery for men, women, children. J. M. Stroup?Invites your attention to his lines of Peters and Herman shoes for men, women and children. Headlight overalls for men. Thomasson Repair Shop?Is re&dy for work and solicits your business. All kinds of repair work and shoeing. Standard Oil Co.?On page four give information about blue flame Perfection oil stoves. \ Mr. J. S. Glasscock, of Catawba R. F. D. No. 1, who had bad luck with his alfalfa last year, had to plow it up; but this year he has gotten two cuttings of two tons to the acre each; He has become an alfalfa enthusiast and has no idea of giving the proposition up until he has wasted enough time and spent enough money to become thoroughly convinced that he simply cannot do It, and he lacks a great deal of having reached that point yet. It was Mr. J. E. Burns of Yorkville No. 1, who a few years ago brought to The Enquirer office a hybrid potato marked red and white like that brought in by Mr. A. C. McCarter last week. Mr. Bums was then living In the Beersheba neighborhod. He said that he had planted a vineless and a red o potato, and the unusual specimens ftp- a peared In only one or two hills. t When Editor Fsin of the Rock Hfll- e Herald asked Editor Grist of The En- a quirer yesterday what he thought of 1 the "York County Fair," Editor Grist j replied: "Well, you people have taken ^ the Boys' Corn club and the GirW a Canning club which have been mak- j. ing their exhibits over at Yorkvtlle, j added a few horses, a few chickens, a \ few cows and a few pigs, hired a fly- ' ing machine, called the whole thing jj the 'York County Fair,' charged tie people an admission fee at the g*1fefl. and made them pay for every^lng thpy got, where the Yorkville people ehtertained the visitors as guests and <1 let them into the show free of charge, o That is about all the difference." c "Which shows that the Rock Hill people have due regard for the dollar," re- J plied Editor Fain, and the editor of a The Enquirer agreed. That is about d the whole story. to Every school teacher, every trustee t and every parent should read carefully Dr. Dulln's paper on school room ? sanitation. The doctor covers thestib- t Ject thoroughly without waste of a words, and tells in clear plain, every * day language, things that should be c required of every school. It would c not hurt if every proposition he lays c down should be enacted into law; but that is hardly worth while. If under F circumstances like this, sacrifice of health, comfort and even life itself i? 8 the price that must be paid for neg- 8 lect of such things as are advised in ' the paper, no law that can be enacted would insure any better enforcement f of that advice than would naturally v arise out of a knowledge of the neces- 0 sary things to do. It is entirely practicable to put into effect every suggestion the doctor has made In almost t every school house in this county. Although the flying machine has ? been described in the papers, magazines and even books, to such an extent r that It is no longer a novelty in any e fairly well Informed community, still r It was demonstrated at Rock Hill yes- ' terday that there Is In the average soul additional thrills that are to be * aroused only by the actual witnessing of a practical demonstration of this latest triumph of modern progress. Although the big machine with its long, J broad, parallel wings, its engines, Its propellers, and its rudder like tall had ' rested under the curious examination of hundreds and hundreds of visitors all day, still many were skeptical of e the thing's ability to fly as was evl- J denced by the expressions from many that It "would not got up." Upon the * arrival of the hour for the actual J flight the people gathered around In a great multitude and took In with Intense interest every different move of r the aviator's preliminary preparations. x Word. was constantly passing from u those nearest to the machine who could ? see what was doing, to those who were on the outskirts of the big crowd and who could not see. At length when the machine finally rose in the air, the c Interest became almost breathless. But * few of the spectators were inclined to speak and others were Impatient at being spoken to; but when the big * machine soared directly overhead, the ^ great crowd broke into an involuntary ^ cheer?a cheer that was to be account- ^ ed for only as a relief to repressed feelings. As the machine moved away, the crowd became silent again, and as y it passed overhead a second time there ^ was another cheer. The whole impression of the exhibition, momenta- ? rily at least, was profound. _ 8 v MEDICAL INSPECTION g One of the most important and In- b terestln^ discussions that came up at t the meeting of the York County Medl- 8 cal association last Tuesday, was In n regard to medical inspection. While the majority of the doctors, if * not all of them, are in favor of inspect- b ing the school children free gratis, tl there was quite a difference of opinion n as to how the inspection work should tl be divided among the physicians. h After a great deal of discussion on *> the matter, Dr. J. R. Miller of Rock h Hill, Introduced the following resolu- (I Ion which the association adopted: . "Resolved, That physicians of York ounty examine the -children of York ounty schools free of charge, and that he trustees of each school agree on a ihysiclan or physicians to make such xamlnations." As an aid to the doctors in the work f examination of children, two dlffernt sets of blanks are to be filled out :oncernlng each child's physical conlltlon. One of these blanks will be ised as a record of each child's condlIon and the other will be used to not fy each parent or guardian as to thel hysical defects of the child If there I ire such defects. All the doctors are greatly Interestid in school Inspection and they regard uch Inspection as of vital Importance o good health. While a great many >f them feel that they should receive ompensation for making examlnaions; from the spirit manifested at he meeting Tuesday it was evident hat they prefer to do the work for lothlng, rather than let It go undone. ABOUT PEOPLE . Mr. James F. Thomson of Gastonia, pent Tuesday In Yorkvllle. Mr. Fred McFarland of Roanoke, fa., visited relatives on Yorkvllle No. I, this week. Mr. Webb L. Heath of Charlotte, ipent Thursday In Yorkvllle with Mr. t. E. Heath. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Porter who live ?n Plnckney street, Yorkvllle, have a 'ery sick child. Mrs. W. J. Davis of Clover No. 4, s visiting her sister, Mrs. R. C. Faulkler In Yorkvllle. Mrs. W. J. Watson of Smyrna R. F. >. No. 2, Is visiting relatives and Wends In Rock Hill. Mr. Robert Beckham of Lancaster, dslted his brother, Mr. Jas. Beckham n Yorkvllle, this week. Mr. D. M. Ford of Gaston county, ?. C., is visiting the family of Mr. Jas. Moss on Yorkvllle No. 3'. Misses Ruth Whitesldes. Emmie Dads, Kate Pursley, and Messrs. De joach and Bedford Whitesldes were imong the visitors at the fair yesterlay. The statement that Mr. W. F. Robirtson would take charge of the city rovernment of "Colbmbia," was a mlsake. He is to take charge of the city rovernment of Sumter. Mr. Emil Warth, who represents the tfoodmen of the World in Charleston, ind who is taking in several hundred nembers a year, passed through Yorkllle yesterday afternoon on a visit to lis farm near Hickory Grove. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rose and Mr. Antral Rose left'this morning for Leesdlle, Lexington county, where they will Ive in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Rose lave been residents of Yorkvllle for he past 33 years, and have many rlan/la on/1 oonna into nnoa horn whn rill regret to note their departure. Mrs. Lizzie Covington of Monroe, N. Is visiting In Yorkvlle, the guest if Mr. R. Ernest Heath's family. A telephone message from Florence ast night, was to the effect that Mr. I. Latta Parish, who underwent on iperation for appendicitis In a hospit.1 there, the flrst of the week, Is getlng along very nicely. Dr. T. S. Bratton and family arrivd In San Francisco on Wednesday, nd Mrs. Bratton telegraphed from here to her mother In Yorkville that he would arrive here next week. Dr. Iratton, now a major in medical ser1ce of the U. S. army, recently passed tn examination which will entitle him o promotion to the rank of colonel. "Vom San Francisco he will go to Fort ffcPherson, near Atlanta, where he rill be located until assigned elsewhere. Mrs. Metts expects to go to i'ort MoPherson with her daughter, Irs. Bratton. ( WITHIN THE TOWN ? Mr. J. Q. Wray of Yorkvllle, is luite a 'possum hunter. He has been iut three nights this season, and has aught seventeen 'possums. ? A small cabin at the foot of West 'efferBon street was destroyed by Are bout 11 o'clock last night. The fire lepartment responded to the alarm, tut the house had burned to the ground >efore the fire wagon arrived. ? With the Boys' Corn club and the Jirls' Canning club as a basis, using he Graded school building and grounds 18 a nlace of exhibition, and offering a 1st of prizes for the best corn, the best annlng achievements, the finest York ounty raised horses, cattle, pigs, hlckens, dogs and the like, and chargng admission at the gates to pay extenses; there Is absolutely no reason n the world why the county seat hould not become as It properly hould, the home of a York county air. . ? After adding approximately 4,000 eet of six and four inch mains to the rater system, approximately 1,500 feet n Lincoln street and the balance on Sast Liberty street, Superintendent Vray of the public works, has begun o devote himself to improvements on he light and power system. It will be emembered that one of three transormers was burned out by lightning A/?An4l?r nPV*lef tiro a of fVto Irflnoform. CV/CUIIJ, 1IIIO TT ao UL mc WHIID4V.I..r house In connection with the Neely nlll, owned jointly by the mill and the own. Since that mishap the town tas purchased the mill's interest in he remaining two transformers and It ias been decided to erect a power louse on the Ashe Brickyard lot on 3ast Madison street. Work Is to comnence at once. The burned out transormer is to be removed, and the town <rill then have a battery of three transormers of one hundred horsepower :ach, and this, it is estimated, will aslly be sufficient to take care of- all he present requirements of the town or light and power. New connections vlll have to be made between the new >ower house and the town circuits and fir. Wray has figured out a plan un-i ler which he proposes to Install a lumber of additional switches with vhlch in case of trouble, he will be tble to cut the current ofT from any articular street without cutting it off rom the whole town. EXPERIMENTING WITH TIMOTHY Some weeks ago there was a parajraph In The Enquirer which referred o certain experiments that Mr. W. F. thodes of Roddey' No. 1, is making vlth timothy hay, rather a new crop n this locality. The information came hrough a verbal conversation with dr. W. S. Lesslle, who did not go into ull details in regard to the matter; >ut the editor of The Enquirer saw dr. Rhodes at the "York County Fair" esterday and got some additional inormatlon. "I sowed timothy." said Mr. t> lodes, with two objects in view, one was to :et a good meadow, and the second vas to get a good sod in case I did not :et a meadow. From the outlook up o the present time I am Inclined to hink I will get both a meadow and a od; but whether I get the meadow or [Ot I am sure of the sod. "The idea of a sod." Mr. Rhodes .rent on, "is this. I do not like the errace proposition that prevails in his country. It looks to me like too luch waste. I have been of opinion hat some good hay crop that would old the land together, would pay much etter than the terrace, and having i een raised up in the timothy country, Mr. Rhodes is a Pennsylvania Yan kee). I thought I would try timothy. Up to this time the timothy looks to me as If It Is going to do about as well In this country as It does In Pennsylvania, but I am not recommending It to anybody yet, because It may turn out to be not the right thing." Mr. Rhodes went on to explain that he had already turned under one acre of timothy and had found that It had made a splendid mulch and given evidence of a deepening of the soil that Is very encouragaing. He went on to say In the presence of two of his neigh bors who near a me conversation, x ney | laughed at me for sowing wheat on certain thin land on which I had previously sowed peas and said I would not get two bushels to the acre; but after two crops of peas I got twelve bushels of wheat to the acre, and put In another crop of peas after harvesting the last croD of wheat" Although the above may sound otherwise, it is proper to say that Mr. Rhodes is in no sense a booster. He Is a new comer in the community, having been there only a few years, depends very much, upon his neighbors for advice on the things they know about, and of which he knows nothing, holds his neighbors in the same high esteem in which they hold him and is getting along nicely; but nevertheless he has brought with him certain knowledge and experience and that seems to promise well for the community in which he has cast his lot "YORK COUNTY FAIR." There was a tremendous crowd of people at the "York County" fair on the grounds of Winthrop college yesterday and today, and the fair though nothlw like what it might have been under proper effort was a tremendous success, not only from the standpoint of exhibits; but in point of attendance, gate receipts and good management cunapsiiv The nhnw wan based on the annual exhibits of the York County Boys' Corn club, the York County Girls' Canning club, and those exhibits were quite creditably supplemented with exhibits of Wlnthrop Home Institute work, York county raised horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry dogs and samples of different field crops, including corn, cotton, oats, alfalfa, pumpkins, etc. A section of the Winthrop campus was roped off for the fair grounds, and one of the recently erected large buildings was used for the Indoor exhibits, Including the "Home Institute" . work, the canning club .display, the corn club display, and the poultry show, and suitable pens were erected on the grounds for the various live stock exhibits. The accommodations, though comparatively inexpensive, were quite ample. The attendance yesterday included between thirty-five hundred and four thousand people who paid admission at the gates during the day, the admission Drice being 35 cents for adults and IB cents for children. . Of those who were in attendance yesterday, the majority came by private conveyance, though all the trains from the western part of the county were well crowded with people who went from Smyrna, Hickory Grove, Sharon, Torkville, Tirr zah and Newport. Today is county school day,'' and large numbers of dren are in attendance. ? Among the corn" club boys who have ten ear exhibits are: Vm. Stephenson, Wm. Carroll, Earl Land, Sam Camp-; bell, Carl Harris, Nim Horton, Conrad; Hill, Grler Barnette, Lester ZlnkSr,' Edward McFadden, Bratton Land, Otis Crawford. Alex Campbell, Marvin Paries, Joe A. Miller, John Latham, Ralph Cain. John Horton, Howard Jones, Lee Mickle, Tom Green, Lindsay Thomas, Frank BlAnks. Those who had single ear exhibits in addition to their ten ear exhibits were: Lester Zinkler, Conrad Hill, Joe A. Miller, Marion Paries, Ed. W. McFadden. Nim Horton, Carl Harris, Bratton Land, Earl Land, Lindsay Thomas, Dewey Childers, Tom Rhea, Tom Green, John Horton, Frank Blanks, Ralph Cain. The canning club exhibit included almost every fruit and vegetable that is common to York county, preserved in almost every imaginable way, and put up in a manner that seemed to yield nothing to the best of similar packages familiar to the ordinary trade. The exhibits of the various exhibitors were carefully arranged with all due regard to artistic taste, and made a most creditable show. Among the girl exhibitors were: Louise Anderson, Mattie B. Campbell, Pearl Shllllnglaw, Esther Latham Kathleen Clinton, Evelyn Garrison, Etta Poag, Cora Westbrook, Ethel Whiteside, Davega Rhea, Margaret Clark, Fredda Gryder, Ethel Shillinglaw, Flossie Shillinglaw, Jeannette Neely, Clara Cherry, Bertha Duncan, Mary Garrison. Ruth Steele, Jessie Darwin. Among the prize winners announced yesterday were the following1: Davega Rhea had the largest yield of tomatoes. May Garrison had the largest and most attractive exhibit, best report and second largest yield. Evelyn Garrison and Margaret Clark tied for second largest and most attractive exhibit of tomato products In glass. Evelyn and Mary Garrison had the greatest variety of canned goods. Evelyn Garrison had the largest collection of tomato receipts. Margaret Clark and Ruth Steele had the best histories of their work. Mary Garrison and Etta Poag won first prizes for sealing. Evelyn Garrison and Fredda Gryder were awarded the prizes for the neatest labeling. Evelyn Garrison and Mary Garrison had the best chow-chow. Mattie Belle Campbell and Clara Cherry had the best catsup. Clara Cherry and Fredda Gryder had the best chill sauce. Mary Garrison and Evelyn Garrison had the best pickles. Ruth Steele and Ethel Whltesell had the best preserves. Mary Garrison and Margaret Clark naa ine uest jeuy. Cora Westbrook and Ruth Steele had the best caps and aprons. Miss Minnie Garrison, the superintendent of the club work, was very much disappointed that a number of club members who are known to have most excellent exhibits were unable to g?t these to the fair. The cattle exhibits included a fine herd of Herefords from the Hamilton Carhartt farm; a herd of sixteen beautiful Black Angus, owned by Mr. Noah Clinton of Edgmoor; some handsome grade Jerseys owned by Mr. J. P. Bookout; some beef cattle owned by H. F. Bookout; splendid Guernsey bull belonging to Dr. R. A. Bratton; fine specimens belonging to Leroy Deas, D. D. Capps and the state farm. The exhibitors of fine hogs were: Carhartt Farm, W. S. Perclval, L. A. Harris, N. O. Clinton, T. L. Johnston, Cherry Farm, J. A. Westbrook, W. A. Garrison, H. G. Stanton. The Carhartt Farm exhibited some Shropshire sheep; W. B. Wilson, Jr., exhibited a Maltese goat; W. A. Garrison. W. Leroy Williams and H. F. Bookout exhibited sheep. The horse and mule exhibit was divided into several classes, Including York county raised, York county owned, and open to the world. Messrs. John Dunnovant and Alex Fraser of Chester, and Henry B. James, of Yorkville were the Judges. Among the awards made yesterday were the fo!! U,?lnr*. Best county rals&d single harness | horse?S. M. Caldwell, first; H. A. Caldwell, second; Dr. Beatle. third. Best county owned, single harness horse?James Wltherspoon, first; Henry Neely, second; J. J. Kelly, third. Best single harness horse, open to the world?8. J. Kimball, first; Henry Neely, second; Henry James, third. Best slnerle harness mule.?W. F. Rhodes, first; John Williams, second. Best riding mare?"Jean Val Jean," owned by Dr. Beatie, first; Mr. Stone's sorrel gelding, second; bay gelding owned by Arthur Dye, third. Best pair of mares with gelding, driven to a buggy?8. M. Caldwell, first; Dr. Beatle's horses second. Best pair of county owned mares with gelding?Dr. J. J. Kelly, first; 8. M. Caldwell, second; J. Q. Sandifer, third. County raised saddle horses?R. I* Anderson, first; John Campbell, second; Nlm Horton, third. County owned saddle horses?Dr. Beatle, first; J. J. Kelly, second; Mr. Poag, third. The one big feature of the fair, which was of especial and particular interest to everybody, Including those who were interested in the exhibits above and those who were not, was a successful flight of a big Wright biplane. The flight took place at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at which hour the machine, which had been on exhibition on the Wlnthrop grounds all day, was moved to the baseball ground, about a quarter of a mile distant The removal was In order to get a good, broad place for a start without danger of Injuring any of the spectators. After a running start of forty or fifty yards, the machine rose gracefully and easily from the ground, ??<* aalloA ?nr#v 11 Ira a prsal hint Am soon as it was well under way It began to climb slowly and steadily, and to circle around over the grounds until it reached a height of five or six hundred feet. The aviator remained in the air with the machine perhaps five minutes and Altogether covered a distance of something less than two miles, after which he made an easy descent and alighted on practically the same spot from which he had started. The opening feature of the fair yesterday morning was an extensive trades parade in which most of the representative business and manufacturing concerns were represented by floats of more or less elaborate design, and all of them quite pretty. Some of these floats were improvised out of automobiles and, some out of wagons and buggies. The parade marched through main streets of the town and out to the college grounds and there ended. The understanding yesterday was that this parade was to be repeated and was to be led by the school children of the county. LOCAL LACONICS A. F. Plexico, Mayor. Mr. . Alan F. Plexico was elected mayor of Sharon yesterday, vice Mr. R. M. Sherer, recently resigned. The candidates were Joseph M. Sims, J. D. Gr-wlnn and Mr. Plexico. Mr. 81ms withdrew and the voting resulted Gwin 2 and Plexico 20. ' " Fire Alarm at Filbert There was auite an excltinr time at Mr. H. E. Nell's ginnery at Filbert laat Tuesday because of a Are that originated' from a hot box and threatened the ?e*trM$tlon .of the plant. . Most, people understand what a fire in a cotton g1n; means, a proposition but little less serlods than jh a powder house. The first flash threw everything in excitement, and .the predicament of one pooi' yelling negro?tramping at the bottom of the press box?was peculiarly distressing. The poor fellow was hoisted out of .the box just a little ahead of a flashing flame from below, and escaped with a slight singing.. Prompt and intelligent use of a chemical fire extinguisher saved the situation, and the total loss was but trifling. Rev. A. A. McLean Accepts Call. Gastonia Gazette, Tuesday: At congregational meetings held Sunday at the Clover and Bowling Green Presbyterian churches, Rev. A. A. McLean was unanimously called to serve these churches as pastor. A delegation from each of these churches came to Gastonia yesterday and notified Mr. McLean of the call and the same was accepted. He will begin his pastorate the first of November and will reside in the manse at Clover. Mr. McLean's last pastorate was at Gotebo, Okla. He resigned there last spring and has spent the summer traveling abroad. He, is a young minister of splendid qualifications and the Clover and Bowling Green congregations are exceedingly fortunate in securing him as pastor. Easily Filled Contract. Miss Minnie Garrison, superintendent of the Girls' Canning clubs in York county, advised The Enquirer yesterday, that her clubs had no trouble whatever in filling York county's part of the big order that Winthrop and Clemson gave the canning clubs of the state for tomatoes not long ago. The order was for 3,600 gallons and York county's share was 225 gallons. "We filled that easily," said Miss Garrison, "and we could have supplied several hundred gallons more if we 1 * 4 + tsvsl fn on act u.'P uttu utrcn pri miiicu iv uv o\z, mw .?v had the goods and to spare." The tomatoes for Clemson and Wlnthrop were put up in gallon tins. A Superior Sorghum. Among the especially Interesting exhibits at the "York County Fair" at Rock Hil' yesterday was some sample stalks of "Silver Rind" sorghum, and some unusually fine syrup made therefrom. The exhibit was made by Mr. T. V. Roach, and the especial interest lies in the fact that Mr. Roach's father, Mr. T. B. Roach, bought the original seed at random in Rock Hill about twenty years ago, and the planting has been going on on the Roach lands ever since. But that is not all. The Silver Rind, this particular variety, has not only been made the subject of Clemson bulletin No. 88; but it has attracted the attention of the agricultural department at Washington, and is held by the agricultural department and by Clemson as being one of the most superior canes for the purpose of syrup making to be found in America. One great trouble is that this particular variety yields very few seed, and Mr. Roach has been unable to supply any extensive demand. ? Solicitor George Bell Tlmmerman left Lexington, Wednesday for Philadelphia, where he goes at the request of Assistant District^ Attorney Walsh of the state of Pennsylvania to repre sent the state of South Carolina today In the United States circuit court of appeals In the proceedings brought by attorneys for Joe Grant, the negro who Is fighting extradition to Edgefield county on a charge of the murder seven years ago of J. T. Durst, a white man of Johnston. Grant was captured In Pennsylvania several months ago. after he had managed to elude his searchers for more than seven years. The case has been heard In four courts, South Carolina having won each time, and Solicitor Timmerman feels confident that the court of appeals will ren- i der an early decision In favor of extradition. LETTER FROM HICKORY QROVE Death of Mrs. Justus?Mr. 8. A. Wilkerson Better?Visitors to the Circus?personal Notes. CotTMpoodane* Tfca Torkrtlla Enqulrar Hickory Orove, S. C., Oct 17.?Mrs. J. W. Leech was called to Henderson vllle, N. C.. last Tuesday on account of the critcal Illness of her slater, Mrs. Marie Justus. Mr. J. W. Leech received a telegram in the afternoon stating that she died at 4 o'clock. He caught a freight to Blacksburg and went on to Hendersonville that night This Is a very sad death, Mrs. Justus having undergone an operation at the hospital a few. days previously. Among those who went to Charlotte to take In Barnum & Belly's big circus were Messrs. J. B. Wllkle, J. W. H. Good and J. J. Hood. While there Mr. J. B. Wllkle consulted a specialist in regard to a throat affection from which he has suffered for some time. Messrs. W. T. Slaughter and family, Dr. C, C. Leech and family, .and Messrs W. P. Hood and T. W, Wilkeraon went to Spartanburg Tuesday to see the circus there. , Quite a number went to Rock Hill for the fair yesterday. Among those who are going today will be the teachers of the high school and a number ot the students. Mr. 8. A. Wllkerson has so far recovered from his recent operation for appendicitis as to be able to drive out to town In a buggy, Wednesday. He expects to return to Clemson next Monday. The ten-months-old baby of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. McGlll which has been quite sick for some time, is considerably better. Mr. C. B. Slaughter's baby does not improve as fast as was hoped from its favorable condition a few days ago. Mrs. Jno. F. Howell who has been quite sick at her home on R. F. D. No. 1, for the past week, is reported somewhat better at this writing. The cotton crop is being rapidly gathered, ginned and probably ninetenths has been sold so far. 8ome fields are almost bare now. and with favorable weather picking will soon be completed with the execution of the later planting. Mr. George Goforth, one of the firm of the Hickory Grove Hardware company, has moved his family here, and is at present occupying the residence of Mr. J. M. Leech. Mr. Claud Goforth will come over as soon as he gathers the remainder of his crop. Mr. E. Jordan's nice ten-room residence is almost completed, and will be ready for occupancy In a few days. Little Miss Isabel Scogglns, daughter of Mr. B. F. Scogglns, who recently developed a pretty severe case of scarlatina, is getting along as well as could be expected. No more cases of the disease nave developed. Messrs. C. M. Whisonant and Mr. Douglass of Rock Hill, were here Wednesday op business. , The two-days-old infant of Mr. Charlie Wray who lives on Mr. W. M. Whiteside's place on R. F. D. No. 2, died yesterday as the result of convulsions, - .. . u > Mr. R. A. Foster is remodeling and making quite extensive Improvements on his residence two mllei from here. I am reliably informed that Mr. W. S. Wllkerson expects to make at least 3.000 saltans of molasses this season. He certainly has a large quantity of cane at his mill. - NEWS ABOUT THE CAPITA!. Several Candidates for Different Jiidi. eial Vacancies in Sight Correspondence Torkville Enquirer. Columbia, October 17.?The general assembly at its next Session will have to elect a Successor to Judge C. A. Woods, who resigned as associate Jus- ; tice of the state supreineqpurt on be^ ing appointed by Fresident wuson to the Federal bench.. Less haa been said and written about this race than any previous contest for a Judgeship In the"memory ot pohtical observers. One reason la being assigned:and that ls-4he precedent that It was sought to have set of meift?: v bers of the judiciary not being In a scramble for offlee. A few years ago one member of the bench in this state wrote a eard to one of the papers saying before he would enter a scramble for the position of Justice of the supreme court, he would rather lose the fight , Several members of the circuit bench have been "mentioned" for the vacancy on the supreme bench to succeed Justice Wood. Prominent among these are Judge J.. W. DeVore of. Edgefield, and Judge Geo. W. Oage of Chester. Judge R. Withers Memmlnger of Charleston, has also been mentioned for the position, as being well qualified. It is not known definitely Just which members of the circuit bench will be nominated, but these . names have been talked of recently. Off the bench mention has been made of a few prominent lawyers In the state for the position. George & Mower of Newberry, a member of the house, is regarded- a probable candidate at the hands of his friends. Mr. Mower was a member of the senate at one ume ana servea in me oia Dona cases in a judicial capacity. The supreme court as now constituted since Justice Woods' resignation consists of only four members: Chief Justice Eugene B. Gary, Justices D. E. Hydrlck, R. C. Watts and T. B. Eraser. The term of offices of a Justice of the supreme court is ten years, having been Increased from eight at the time the court was enlarged from four to five members, a few years ago, by the general assembly. The election of Justices is with the legislature. Governor Blease in a message to the general assembly advocated direct election of the Judges. Should a circuit Judge be elcted to a the supreme court an election to fill his place would be held also at the approaching session of the legislature. The general assembly convenes the second Tuesday in January. Lk M. G. ? Columbia special to News and Cou rier: John J. Jones, the Branchvllle lawyer who was sentenced to ten years and one month In the state penitentiary for killing Abe Pearlstine, is on the chalngang at Orangeburg, it develops through correspondence passing between Governor Blease and Supervisor Hayden of Orangeburg county. The governor is quoted as writing to the Orangeburg supervisor to the effect that it had been reported to him that Jones had been allowed to go off on a three-days' deer hunt. The latter official is quoted as denying dny knowledge of Jones' actions or presence on the gang. Then the governor wrote him, submitting a copy of the contract which the Orangeburg supervisor and officials made with the penitentiary and Superintendent Orlfflth last June wuen nicy mrru juuco nuui uic duiio officials and put him to work on the gang:. The governor warns the supervisor about the alleged freedom which is being accorded to Jones, saying, "I would advise you immediately to read over that contract and carry out its provisions if you do not want to be placed in a position to receive a great deal of trouble. I am surprised at your saying you know nothing about it and then finding the original contract here with your name on it." The case of Jones is well known throughout the state. There had been bad blood, it was charged, between him and Pearlatlne, who was a merchant in Branchville, and in the postoffice there Jones shot him dead. Convicted of manslaughter, he was sentenced to ten years and one month in the state penitentiary, the sentence being affirmed by the supreme court on an appeal by Jones from the lower court's verdict. Efforts of Jones to secure clemency failed and he was supposed to be in the penitentiary serving sentence until the fact of his being on the Orangeburg gang bobbed up with the publication of the correspondence passing between the governor and the Orangeburg supervisor over the alleged freedom accorded to Jones. ? Columbia State, Friday: George Ashe of Yorkvllle, a student of the Presbyterian college of South Carolina at Clinton, is representing his college in the tennis tournament at Ridgewood club. While here Mr. Ashe will be with his friend, H. H. Beard, Jr., on Ridgewood street. Dr. Catherine N. Munro and Miss Elizabeth Hunter who have been spending several weeks In Providence, R. I., expect to return to Yorkvllle this week. .