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a ? Names are. to replace the clocks 5 and other adornments on women's e stockings, according: to the models exhibited at the first annual Fashion Show in Atlantic City. N. J.f last Friday. The show was given in the open air this afternoon and those attending the exhibits were surprised to see j the names of the wearers of silk hosiery spelled out in full, not merely in> itialled. In some instances?in cases where the names are long?they start . near the knee and end just above the shoe-top the letters are embroidered . or beaded and are in harmony with *?.?? nnlnr nf tho utnpkinPK. Red bead ifc ing is used on black ones and white on bro^n. The promoters of the j. show predict that the innovation will ? be taken up all over the country. ? Ignoring the advice of President ? Harding and the recommendations of ? the Navy Department, the House Appropriartions committee last week re'i ported Its .bill reducing the enlisted ? strength of the navy to 67,000 men. f. Of this number the bill provides > that the enlisted personnel for manJ ning the navy afloat shall be limited ? to approximately 50,000; for shore service, 10,000; apprentice seamen and unassigned men, approximately 7,000. 5 The administration wants 90,000. The House Naval Affairs Committee, after a careful study of the navy's needs, recommended 86,000 men. The fight to reject the Appropriation commit tee's recommendations ana suusu? tute figures which will nearly conform to the Navy Department's figures will - take place this week or next week. ?'The British government has ad\ dressed a note to the Allies declaring that, owing to the fact that Great Britain liag to pay the interest on her debt to the United States, she reserves Jo herself the right to call upon the Allies in turn to pay the interest on their war debts to Great, Britain. }n this connection it is pointed out that Great Britain is now fully prepared ? to ;pay the. interest due the United Stifles. The three years' agreement ?- between Great Britain and the United States lapses April 15. from which time Interest on the debt due by Great Britain to the United States begins to accrue so that Great Britain will pay six months' interest the coming fall. Similarly, the agreement between Britain and her debtors terminates almost Immediately, and lc not to be renewed. ? Ireland is close on to the verge of civil war, if indeed that condition does not already exist. The nllignment is between Patrick Collins, supporter of the treaty on the one hand . and the Republican party under DeValera on the other hand. Collins stands for free Ireland within the Ill-itish empire and De Valera stands for free Ireland absolutely free. The rebels under De Valera on last Saturday captured the Free State strong noia IU fUUUUJiit", . auu .???meme quantities of arms and am munition. Also they raided the custom house at Dublin and destroyed $10,000,000 worth of whisky. The Free State authorities estimated that De Valera had 12.000 soldiers at his call and was in a position to largely increase the strength of his army. # The common belief was that it was . the intention of De Valera to attempt ;j.a coup by which he would seize the ' 'Free state government. While doing A'hat he can to get his forces together, Michael Collins is warning the country that civil war will bring Great Britain back into the country to restore order. '<?f '?4 fr ' _a ?_ii o. >> UOIIIlif, CV'lt, II IttlV VI ntv bureau of engraving and printing, r>whlch was reorganized last week under an excutive order by President Harding removing James L. Wilmeth, its director and other high officials, was ordered closed tonight by Secretary Mellon for an inventory of the stock valued at many millions of dollars. Mr. Mellon's order applied only to the divisions of the bureau which handle the paper used in making bank notes, stamps and government securities, it being explained that a quicker ~ and more accurate check of the paper stock could be made by a temporary shut down of all paper work. About 1,500 employees of the bureau force of 6,000 would ordinarily be affected by the order, officials sa"d, but about 600 will be used as counters and all others having annual leave to their credit will - be given the benefit of it. According to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury .Wadsworth, in charge of the bureau, the inventory is to be taken as a check of the stock on hand in the plan against the boosts in much the same . fashion that stofk is taken by a manufacturer for the year. Checking of the ? bureau's store of bank notes, stamps, - government securities, paper, plates and supplies, which officials said total an enormous amount in value, will be hoirn n InmrtiTAw hv n pnmmittna or\_ pointed by Mr.. Mellon,1 representing all of the departments which have work done at the plant, and a staff of justice department agents. Mr. Wadsworth said he expected the count to be completed within a week at the outside. ? The Leviathan, once the pride of the German merchant marine, later a transport that carried thousands of doughboys to and from European battle fields, is expected to arrive at : Newport News, Va., today to be converted into a palatial American transAtlantic liner. 'Fog interfered. Sunday with the sailing schedule within two hours after the giant vessel had left her pier at Hoboken, where she had been idle for more than two years. Her skipper, Capt. W. J. lternard, was forced to cast anchor when about five miles off Ambrose channel. It was nearly noon before the fog lifted sufficiently to allow her to nrofeerl smith. wqrd. Hey departure, was without incident or 'ceremony. On account of the early hour comparatively few persons saw her great gray hull gliding . majestically through the haze down the Hudson. A few passing craft opened their whistles in farewell sa"'lutes. The Leviathan's engines be * haved p^rfec^y. She carried a crew of 676. Capt. James G. Peabody of ^ the Virginia Pilots' association, who "will guide her into Chesapeake bay, was aboard. On her trip down tne Lbay she was in charge of Pilot Wilfliam S. McLaughlin, who had charge :'?of her passage in and out of the har vbor during war days. Off quarantine *the Leviathan passed the Rvndam of Ithe Holland-American line inbound v rx .. ? irom noueraam. me Kyndam's pas?<sengers lined the rails and cheered, ^the band played "The Star Spangled ^Banner" and her colors were dipped. ^The Leviathan dipped her flag in acknowledgment and a few moments jJater was swallowed up in the inist. It will take a small army of workmen *>in the Virginia shipyards more than ."two years to put the Leviathan into ^condition again. V, ?Ruby Lee Helms, 13 year old girl, . 'horror stricken and helnless. saw hpr father, John Helms, slay two of her little brothers and a sister in succes' sion with a wood axe and then saw vfhim detytjgrately blow off'the top o^. his own head^ wlth a shot gun, according to"the story she, the only witness, iold Coroner Frank Hovis. The quadruple tragedy occurred at the home of Helms, who occupied a tenant house * ^ ?.i , - - ' ? ?" cm the: farm of Robert Rice; ll^milea I east of Charlotte, about 6:30 o'clock | Sunday morning. Coroner Hovis said the evidence indicated that Helms had 1 become rather suddenly insane, prob- i ably as a result of continued ill health, i as he had been snffering from a , chronic stomach disease and had appeared depressed when talking with a brother a day or two ago about his "hopeless" condition. According to little Ruby Hee Helms, she was walking about in the yard with the nine months old baby, Hazeline, while her mother prepared breakfast, when her < father approached with nn axe and with the handle knocked the baby from her arms, then he went into the house and with the axe brained two children in bed while she looked on through the window, the two being Brocho, aged six and Bleeker, aged four. He then grabbed a shotgun, went out into the yard, placed the muzzle against his cheek, the gun standing on the ground, reached down and pressed the trigger with his thumb, the load blowing off the top of the head. Mrs. Helms and another child, in addition to Ruby Lee Helms, escaped without injury and gave the alarm. Soon neighbors were on the scene and later Coroner Hovis. The baby did not die instantly, but was taken to a hospital in Charlotte, where it died about two hours later. It was said that Helms was formerly a cotton mill operative at Charlotte, but soon moved to the farm. ^orkriHe (Enquirer. Entered at the Postofflce at York, as Mail Matter of the Second Class. A/ ~ TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1922." If the cooperative marketing plan is j put over, the New York Cotton Exchange building will be for rent for other purposes. Let it be understood that the signer of the cooperative marketing contract only binds himself as to such cotton as he actually makes. If he signs for twenty bales on a basis of last year and makes only six bales this year, he is not expected to turn over more than six bales.' / There is still a lot of work to be done before the cooperative marketing proposition is safely over in York county. The men best qualified to put the proposition over are the farmers who have given evidence of their ability to see through it all by signing the contract. These are best qualified to convince others who have not yet been -- -- ? rnu- tKam tn fin HDIC IU set1. J.I1C LU1I1B 1U1 u?u. ? now is to join in and help convince the ?VViPv. twn ?>?:s ,u??ou /* . , There are rumors from Washington 1 of wholesale stealing from the bonds and notes in the stocks of the bureau of engraving and printing. The stock of Federal Reserve notes that should be 1 in the bureau should aggregate more 1 than one billion two hundred and fifty 1 millions. Also there are hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Liberty bonds. It is rumored that immense amounts in both notes and bonds are ' missing. It is officially declared that l the government has no knowledge of * any shortage; but a complete count is < now in progress, while the 6,000 or < more employes of the bureau are out of work until further notice. It is ex- 1 pected that it will be a week or ten ' days before the bureau can resume op- ' erations. ' The history of South Carolina, by Wm. Gilmore Simms, edited by Mary 1 C. Simms Oliphant, a granddaughter of the author, and revised up to date, has just come from the press in Greenville, 1 and is now ready for distribution. This revised edition contains many new maps and illustrations, and although more especially intended for sixth grade use in the public schools, 1 is well worthv of the careful perusal of all South Carolinians, as being calculated to give them much worth \jhlle 1 information about their state that will be new to most of them. The author ' of this history, William Gilmore, ' Simms, was, in his day, the leader of 1 American letters and, in his particular field?history and historical romance? lias lost but little to this day, except perhaps that his works arc still more ' generally road in the i?arts of the country where people read than in South Carolina where the people do not read. This school history covers the story of i the state from the first settlement up | till now. In style and purpose it fol- | laws most conscientiously the projec tion of the author in the earlier period i of the life of the state, and shows de- ' velopment rather than deviation from ' original principles. The story of the state is delightfully told in both words and pictures, and it is a dull sixth 1 gradq pupil who would fail to find it of interest. ' Almost any reading adult coukl go through all of its pages with- J out being willing to put it down to the end. This is a book that should be in , every home. They've got Gen. Gregorle Seminoff, who was in command of Admiral Kolchak's anti-Bolshevik army in Siberia in 1920, on the grill in New York. Shortly after his arrival in New York recently, Seminoff was arrested on proceedings of John N. Boyle, representing the Yourovetta Foreign and Home Trade cornoration. claiming to have a Judgment against Seminoff for $478,578. The judgement had been awarded, by the courts of Harbin, China, on account of alleged unlawful Seizur e of goods by the forces under Seminoff. Seminoff denies knowledge of or responsibility for the seizure. He says that the defendant may have suf Tered loss by some of the troops under his command; but he knows nothing ibout it. All kinds of charges are being brought against Scminoff. Colonel Charles} H. Morrow of Frankfort, Ky., who was in command of American troops in Siberia in 1920, writes Secretary Hughes that Seminoflf "is a cowardly, unscrupulous enemy of America, a robber and a murderer." Seminoff is accused of having caused the A* ~ A r*u In aeam 01 a uumut:i ui ajhcu^.?u Russia. It was announced last Saturday that Senator Borah, chairman of the senate committee on education and labor, would immediately seek authority for a special investigation of the presence of Seminoff in the United States. The senator also seeks to develop some information as to what the American government has had to do with the anti-Bolshevik activities in Russia anyway. Progress. In connection with the cooperative marketing proposition it is common to hear the question: "Yes, it sounds like a good thing; but are they going to let it die like they did the Alliance and the Farmers' Union?" Quitd a logical question that; but while it is echoed by honest farmers, it did not originate with them; but rather with people who are hostile tc any and everything that seeks to improve the condition of the farmers. Big, broad-minded builders recognize that the prosperity of the country as a whole depends upon the prosperity ol the farmers. A narrow, ignorant, doless class ol leeches on the body politic find it easier to feather nests robbing ignorant farmers than to make an honest living out of prosperous well-to-do farmers. Real progress and prosperity always mear.s the elimination of the dishonest little pikers of every class. The Grange is dead, perhaps, but the work it did is still living. The Farmers' Alliance did more tc contribute to the uplift of agriculture than has any other agricultural movement in the history of the country. The Farmers' Union has been ol great value in the same direction. The South Carolina Cotton association has been built on the Grange, the Farmers' Alliance and the Farmers' Union. Without the warehouse movement and the cotton association the marketing movement would never have been possible. The marketing association is ? good thin? and it is groin? to succeed. Cooperative Marketing. It was a wonderfully clear and forcible presentation of the cooperative marketing proposition that Clarence Poe made in the courthouse last Friday afternoon; and it is strange indeed that any farmer who is interested in the highest welfare of himself and other farmers should continue to hold back. Mr. Poe showed in the first place, that the cotton farmer has no system of marketing; but he dumps his cotton on the market at the other fellow's appraisement of its quality and at whatever price the other fellow is willing to give. He showed in the second place that cooperative marketing has been successfully worked out with regard to other crops, and that cooperative farmers generally are getting better prices for their products than noncooperative farmers. While making it clear that he would nnf rnflnot nt-wtvt aw ki?i>Ai>i< An n uvt icacvL ujaju V/Vibuu uu) ci o txo a ivhole, nevertheless he made it equally clear that cotton buyers had a system jf cooperation among themselves, and ihat as the result of this system cotton ivas often undergraded, and as often purchased for less than its value. Next he pointed out the fact that for ack of system in the matter, there are nany more cotton buyers than are necessary to handle the crop. All these buyers who get anything at all out of the business, get what they do get at the expense of the cotton crop. There ire at least three times as many cotton buyers as there should be, and. the cooperative system will cut this part of the marketing expenses two-thirds. It was made clear that the signing of the cooperative contract could not possibly hamper the cotton producer financially or otherwise; he would still be able to get as much money as he could have otherwise gotten and he could probably get it at a less rate of interest. ? Representative Thomas L. Rlanton of Texas, has written to The World that he was nob correctly quoted in the report of his speech-making tour of Texas and Oklahoma, published last Sunday, in which he made charges of graft against his colleagues in the House of Representatives. "I did not say," he writes, "that all members of congress got the articles kept in the stationery room. I said that for each term there was rreilite/1 41 >? In r?ni individual accounts in the stationery room, which makes $375 each conpress; that some members drew thetr allowances out in cash and spent it for what they pleased, but that the stationery room, with the salaries of its manager and clerks, paid out of the public treasury, kept there for sale to congressmen, and would sell to any congressman desiring them, and charge against his $375 credit such articles as carving knives, steels and forks, fine pocket knives, whiskey flasks, poker sets, chafing dishes, ladies' fine manicure sets and ladies' fine bags, covered with ostrich skin."' Representative Blanton says that his $2,100 mileage "graft" figures applied only to the eighteen congressmen from Texas, the mileage "graft" for congressmen from states r>ot so far uiovuiii. Hum uir inpildl IJt-'IlK UUviously much less; that he iic! not say all barber shop service was free, but that the government paid the barbers $75 per month and furnished them with their shop and what was needed to run it besides paying $95 per month to rubbers in the bathroom. Many congressmen, he says, do not approve of this petty graft, but hesitate to fight it because they are always called demagogues for so doing. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Kirkputrlck-Belk Company?This is the week before Easter. Nathan Felnstein's?A bombardment of bargains. Liberty Service Station?Goodrich tires, Ford sizes. A. M. Taylor?Tomato plants in leading varieties at 10 cents a dozen. Star Theatre, J. Q. Wray Manager? Douglas McLean today, and Rex Beach's famous story tomorrow. Yorkville Camp No. 38?Fiddler's Convention and dancing contest at the City Hall Auditorium, April 27. Carroll Bros.?From |30 to $40 cheaper. V orK jjrug oiure?ur. nwoo icmcu.vo. Millinery Parlor, Mrs. J. M. Ferguson proprietress?New hats coming eveiy day. -; Mackorkell Drug Company?Half price sale on tooth brushes. ) First National Bank of Sharon?A tenth will make you rich. ? J. M. Stroup?Special for Easter. Logan Lumber Yard?Devoe paint. Sure Fit Caps?All dry goods stores. First Baptist Church?Dr. W. J. McGlothin to make an address. ,, S. J. Bell Co.. Inc., Rock Hill?Well dressed people. The cooperative marketing farmers , are making their "Victory Drive" dur1 ing this month. The alfalfa Fields are looking fine ; just now, and most of them are prom, islng heavy crops next month. The outlook is that there will be a 1 good many oats harvested as early as the first week in May this year. This will be especially true of oats sowed in * September and October. They aro 1 heading out in many fields, and hurry ing on to maturity at a rapid rate. ' ( The big reservoir at Bridgewater, N. C., known as Lake James, which has been receiving the flow of Catawba river since last summer, including the freshets, lacks yef about 15 per cent of being full to the top. The reservoir is ' tlio mounn nrhv tViPPP hftVP been nO ' floods on the lower reaches of the river during- the winter. At the cooperative marketing meet( ing in the courthouse last Friday, Dr. J. B. Johnson made graceful acknowledgment of the broad liberality that was exhibited by the York county , banks in agreeing to put up the money that enabled the pushing of the cooperative marketing work In the county, and his statement was received with applause. The diary of the Boll Weevil Special t by Theo Mackorell, makes up quite an interesting column elsewhere in today's issue of The Enquirer. The Enquirer came by this diary through the I courtesy of Mr. H. R. Mackerel; but as to whether there w(ill be further contributions of the same kind will depend upon the pleasure and inclination of Theo. * i . It is quite satisfactory now?the ( road between Yorkville and Rock Hill. It is somewhat cut up just east of Tiri zah and again after, it crosses the railroad east of Newport; but taken altogether it is in good condition. The av, erage automobile time between Yorkville and Rock Hil^is about 40 minutes but many drivers make it in 30 | miputes and some. <n even less time than that. There, ns probably more travel on this road than on any equal stretch of mileage Tn the county. 4 THE MARRIAGE RECORD i Marriage licenses have been issued by, the Judge of probate as follows: April 5?John Bridges and. Winnie Taylor, Gastonia. April 7?Feaster Collins and Anna Givens, Bethesda^ township, (colored). April 7?William Coin and Bessie Ratchford, Yorkville, (colored). April 8?Tom Hall and Zula Clifton, Rock Hill, (colored). April 8?Willie Haywood and Johnnie May Kee, colored, Rock Hill. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Real estate transfers have been indexed in the office of the county auditor as follows: Broad River?J. S. Wilkerson to W. S. Wilkerson, 1 lot, 51 and other considerations. > '.. I 1 Catawba?Jesse Ci Deese to Rena H. Duncan, 1 lot, $3,75w. Paul Workman to John E. Gettys, 2 lots, $10,000. J. H. Ramseur, et al, to Hattie E. Ramseur, et al, 1 lot, $30. D. L. fletts to John G. Kee, 1 lot, $590. Ebenezer?L. P. Culp to Trustees of Winthrop College, 2 lots, $2,375. J. Russell McElwee to W. N. Cork, 1 lot, $5 and other consideration. D. A. Bigger to Citizens' Bank .and 1 1a? tK ??< ! nfhr?r pnn? siderations. J. Russell McElwce to Catjywba Real Estate Co., 1 lot, and dther considerations. ASK FOR REDUCTION Request that the South Carolina Tax Commission reduce real estate values in York county 20 per cent, in the assessment for 1922, is made by J. T. Crawford of McConnellsville, chairman of the York county hoard of equalization in a letter addressed to the state tax commission in Columbia. The request to the commission follows a resolution passed by the county board last Friday when the members of the board were unanimously in favor of such a reduction. In his letter the chairman of the county board points out that while a' good many of the counties will make reductions themselves, the York county board decided to leave the matter up to the state commission. Chairman Crawford's letter to the state tax commission is as ionows; The York County Equalization Hoard at their first meeting: before the Tax Returns were passed on, decided that they would use the old assessmon? on real estate of 1918 as fixed by the state tax commission, for the basis of the new assessments for this year. All of the different boards of the , county have done this and tried to hold total valuation up to what it was in 1918. This was all done with the understanding that we would then request the commission to make a general reduction of at least 20 per cent, on all the real estate in the country. A resolution was unanimously passed at their meeting held on this the 7th day of April. 1922, and I. as chairman, am instructed to take thi? mntfor nn ii'ifk.vnnr nnmmfssifin and earnestly request that you granti this request. You will recall that in I 1918 your commission added 45 percent I increase on all the land values in this county. We thought at that time that this was a little too much increase lor us, compared with some of the adjoining counties. We ftel that a great many of the counties of the state will make reduction themselves, but we have gone entirely on the idea that we would rather hold to the old valuation in V nrLr nnnntv nnrl thnn anhmit thp whole thing to your commission for careful consideration. Owing therefore to the generally depressed condition of the country at this time, we feel that we would he entitled to a reduction and earnestly request that you grant same." ABOUT PEOPLE Mr. John Faris is quite ill at his ifiome on York No. 8. /L Friedbeim McCarter of Rock Hill, spent the week-end at his home near Filbert. T. W. Speck, Jr., a Etudent at the University of North Carolina is visiting the family of his father in Yorkville. Mrs. Frank A. Stultz of Rock Hill, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gettys. of York R. F. D. No. 4. Mrs. H. T. Williams and little flniKrVifoo Lovo -.rSolftSttr* Vf.O van. 14&u it i nm/ (IU ? c ucru v iniun^ m i o. Lawton Ashe, at Cordova, S. C., have returned to their home in Yorkville. s/Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hart of Yorkville and Miss Louise Smith of Clover, recently visited the famous Magnolia Gardens in Charleston. Mrs. Hal Ingram who has been visiting the family of her father, Mr. J. M. Starr in Yorkville has returned to her home at High Point, N. C. / James McDowell who is attending ^school in Hcndersonville, N. C., is spending several days at the homo of his father, Dr. J. D. McDowell in Yorkville. / Mrs. Janie Land Garrison, of York No. 3, who is visiting her brother Rev. J. S. Land in New Orleans, was recently operated upon for appendicitis. She is getting along very nicely. ^T^Mr. R. M. Price of Hugo, Oklahoma, arter an absence of 42 years, is visiting his sisters, Mesdames W. G Brown and W. J. Neil of Yorkville, and other relatives in York county. Rev. J. L. Oates, D. D. of Yorkville is to deliver the address before the Y. M. C. A. at commencement exercises of Newberry College, Newberry, June 6. (Mr. and Mrs. Brittain of Sumter county, came up Saturday in their car to spend the week-end with the family of Mr. J. S. Glasscock, Mrs. Brittains father, near Harmony. Rock Hill Herald, Saturday: M. L Curry has returned from a motor trip to Asheville, N. C., where he. accompanied his young sister, Miss Jeannette, and together they visited another sister, Miss Agnes Curry. Miss Jeannette was returning to her home ir Wilmington, from attendance upon the funeral at Bethesda of a brother Adrian Curry, who died some days age in New Mexico. Mr. A. C. McGee, formerly of Anderson who has been spending- some time past with his son, Mr. C. W McGee in Yorkville, celebrated hit 81st birthday last Sunday. Despite his advanced years Mr. McGee is quite hale and hearty and delights in nothing better than to work in the garden at his son's home. Mr. McGee is a veteran of the War Between the States. y^/Rock HiU Herald: The Portuguese government has awarded a war cross to Major J. C. Dozier, along with a diploma containing the citation of the war department. The presentatior was to have been made at Fort McPherson recently, but Major Doziei was unable to attend. The medal and diploma were therefore mailed to him here, having just arrived. Four othei South Carolinians were awarded the war cross by the Portuguese government. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? Yorkville Camp No. 38 W. O. W. is organizing an orchestfa among its members. ? The Yorkville Cotton Oil Company expects to install its new ice plant this week. ? The Yorkville High School baseball team is scheduled to play Clover High on the local diamond this afternoon. ? Local dealers who handle garden tools say that they had a good business in that line on Saturday and yesterday. y? The Associate Reformed Prebyterian congregation has installed a piano with which to lead the singing, instead of the organ in use heretofore. Street Overseer R. F. Parrott and his assistants have recently made considerable improvements to Lincoln street by filling in the holes and dragging the street. ? The Jamison bakery is making good in giving the home folks as good bread as is to be had anywhere. Many consumers say it is the best bread to be had here. The output of the bakery sometimes runs us high as COO loaves a day. "We would like for automobile drivers to learn to stop where they are when they hear the fire siren," said Chief of Police Steele yesterday. "Automobile drivers - who hear the siren can not know whether or not the fire truck is coming on the street on which they are driving, so the best thing for them to do is to come to a stand still." ' ? There was a double test of the new electric fire alarm siren last Saturday, one at noon in accordance with the previously announced plan of Mr. Faulkner, and the other shortly after G o'clock in the evening because of an oil stove blaze in the home of Mr. T. K. Thomasson on South Congress street. The noon test was highly satisfactory in that the weird shriek of the whistle, arising above the din of other noises, made itself heard throughout the entire town and into the outskirts and beyond; but causing no excitement on account of previous notice. The second alarm created the usual commotion incident to Are danger, and when the fire truck appeared a minute or two later it was manned by a half dozen or more firemen ready for instant duty. ? Dr. Hayden of the state board of health inspected the children in the white and colored schools of Yorkville yesterday for vaccination. It was said that Dr. Hayden found a number of children in the tenth and eleventh grades of the white school who had not been vaccinated and about 100 children in the negro school. \n inspection of the school at the Cannon Mill showed that all children there were vaccinated. Dr. Hayden told the school authorities he would give them until Monday to have all children vaccinated. The health officer attended a meeting of the town council yesterday afternoon at which he addressed them on the state laws governing health and especially in regard to smallpox vaccination. Declaring that the chairman of the local board has more power than a king, he insisted that council pass a spocial ordinance requiring vaccination of all schqol children and this the council proceeded to do, although the rules of the local board of health already provided for vaccination. It was stated that those children in the white school who have not been vaccinated are children who have come into the school from the country since Christmas. BOYD'S FERRY BRIDGE Although fifty working days' time has already been lost on the Boyd's Ferry bridge project on the Catawba river between York and Mecklenburg counties because of unfavorable weather conditions, employes of the Hardaway Construction Company in charge of the undertaking are quite confident that it will be completed within the 150 days' working time whic)i remains for them. They admit, however, that it Is largely a matter of how the river behaves. Five times already has the tawney stream overflown the banks and filled up the great shafts being sunk in order to provide a iounaauon ior me migmy piers mm are to be the main support of the 1,300 foot bridge. Several times has it been necessary to take several feet of river mud and debris out of those shafts with great suction pumps. The main pier on the Mecklenburg side of the river has about been completed and the builders are now wrestling with the principal pier on the York county side, which is to rest In a pocket of rock eight feet deep. While it isn't the hardest kind of rock there is, it is quite solid enough for the bridge piers, according to foreman Gooch of the construction company. One can dig a pick into that rock to a depth of a half inch at a strong blow; but according to the expert , bridge builders, the foundation is a plenty strong to support the heavy , bridge s 1 to withstand the pressure when thv. nighty river gets as high as it has ever been known to be. The shaft for the pier is sunk to a depth of twenty-seven' feet below the surface. Hut the great pumps are kept working daily to pump out the water , from the river that persists in coining in faster than the concrete foundation can be laid if it is not kept pumped out. i While the river is only about 301 feet wide at Boyd's Ferry, it is neces, sary to build an approach of several hundred feet on the York county side. ' There is a high bluff close to the river bank on the Mecklenburg county side where it will be necessary to build a short approach. It was because or ' this approach on the York county side ' that the project was held up for sonic ' time, the Mecklenburg authorities con1 tending that they should be responsible for building up to the middle of the . river while the York county authori> ties should do likewise on their side, The matter, It will be recalled dragged . for a long time but the Charlotte peo, pie finally realizing that the bridge i would be of more benefit to Charlotte i than 'it would to York county finally ) agreed, to pay the cost of building twothirds of the entire structure. > When the bridge is completed some time this fall York county is going to find itseK having the use of a perfect' ly good bridge with no way to get to ' it unless all signs fail. There is prac[ tically no road to it now after one [ leaves the main road just about a quarter of a mile below the home of W, ' P. Boyd. The only approach is a field " road, rough and soggy, mighty danger1 ous for Fords and which in the opin! ion of some road experts will take much more money to put in traveling shape ! for all kinds of weather than the legis> lative delegation has appropriated so i> far. i Traveling to the new bridge site yes terday afternoon from Yorkville to take a look at the project, two repreI sentatlves of The Yorkville Enquirer l elected the Armstrong Ford route to Barnett Brothers store. The Arm? strong Ford route to the store must , be worked a lot before it is popular to travelers into Mecklenburg. Picking up Mr. J. M. Barnett at the stpre the party proceeded to the bridge by A. H. Barnett's, Davis's Mill, the Finley . place and on to Mr. Boyd's. And (hat i road from A. H. Barnett's on to Mr. Boyd's is not one that would make the owr rs of Cadillacs and Packards , smile over the garage man's bill for broken springs and crankshafts and other costly auto parts. "Can you drive all the way to the new bridge in a car?" inquired Mr, Barnett of a young man he met at Mr. Boyd's. "You can go part of the way and you might go all the way; but its mighty rough," was the reply. And it was. That flivver hadn't turned out of the , main road which as aforesaid is hardly any road at all before it was stalled in thick, red, sloppy, greasy, red Bethel mud. And if it hadn't been for the 240 pounds of Mr. Barnett behind the car pushing while the plucky motor strained and tugged the flivver would bo right there now. Finally it was pushed out and traveled on a way, the road getting worse and worse until it was decided by the party that safety first lay in traveling the rest of the way a la foot. So the flivver was parked in the firmest looking spot around which wasn't firm and the party started to hike. Finally the home of a colored man named Andy something or other was reached and Andy said it was about half a mile from his house to the river. It was a half all right and then some. The eldest member of the party thought it was several. But finally the river and the bridge construction camp hove in sight as work was being knocked off for the day. The camp of the construction gang is located on the Mecklenburg side, several small boats serving to take the workers to and fro. There are about thirty-five hands working on the bridge. It was said that the gang would be laying steel on the York county side within another month, the weather permitting. Hiking away from the bridge and oacK to me nivver secmra one several more miles going up grade. Then the flivver had to stall in another mud hole and Mr. Barnett and the others had to sweat some more, really not feeling safe until they got on the main road nearly to the store. People woh want to see how the new Boyd Bridge is coming on are advised to drive their cars to the dam of the Catawba Power company, get a gasoline launch or row boat there and take the river for it to the new bridge. LOCAL LACONICS Memorial Day Speech. Congressman Stevenson is to speak in Rock Hill on May 10. ! CcAwaM DntliM',,!,, Thos. S. Kester has been made postmaster at Grover, N. C., to succeed S. C. Ratterree, resigned. Negroes Building Church. Colored people of the "Holiness" faith in Bethel township are building a church on the Armstrong Ford road. Rock Hill Dairy Sold. James Greenwood, a dairyman of Gastonia, has bought the Community dairy of Rock Hill, from W. B. F>her and J. B. Talbert, the now owner hav ne already assumed charge. Turney Released. C. M. Turney, lodged in jail in Yorkville last week, charged with uttering worthless checks in Ebenezer, York and King's Mountain townships has been released after making the checks good. y Oats are Heading. There are some fine fields of oats and wheat to be s^en In Bethel township on the road to the new Boyd's Ferry Bridge. At a point near the bridge site off the main road there is an unusually fine field of oats which are now heading, the earlier* that have been seen this season., , Rock Hill Masons Move. Rock Hill Herald: The Rock Hill Masons are now quartered in their new lodge room on the tnird floor of the London building, Hampton street, over the London Printery. The quarters have been remodeled and converted into up-to-date lodge roofns, with adequate facilitiea for floor work. Training School Led. Winthrop Truining Scnool of Rock Hill scored the most point9 in the field day events of the Catawba Oratorical , and Athletic Association held in Chester Saturday, making a total of 35 1-2 points. MOCK nm Il'K" EKIIUUI tanu second, scoring 31 points. Chester High School was third with 16, Winnsboro fourth with 7 and Lancaster fifth with one-half a point. Odd Fellows With Rock Hill Lodge. About twenty members of York Lodge No. 146, Independent Order of Odd .Fellows, went to Rock Hill Friday night, where they assisted Rock Hill Lodga No. 54, in conferring the initiatory degree on two candidates. The members of ^he Yorkville lodge had entire charge of the initiation of candidates and they did the work In their usual thorough manner. Refreshments and smokes were served during the evening. Six Bridges Down. ? -Supervisor Browr said yesterday ho had information that six small bridges jn the western section of York county were washed away by the heavy rains last Wednesday and Thursday. The McElwee bridge over Clark's Fork was badly damaged. Morgan Leech, a farmer living near I Hickory Grove had revdn head of cattle dro,wned by the high waters of Bullock's Creek last week while a colored farmer living near Mr. Leech lost two head. 1 Rector Released. J. R. Rector, white man who has been lu jail for gome time past charged Wlin UJSpusiriK ui iiivi vjojcu i>iv|/vivi abandoning his wife, carrying a pistol , and violation of the compulsory school , attendance law was released last week when a brother who lives in Gastonia, N. C., came to his aid. Rector paid a 1100 fine in the disposing of mortgaged , property case; <20 in the pistol case; | $10 in the violation of the compulsory attendance law -matter and gave bond , to support his wife. He is said to have left York cdunty to make his home in ( Gastonia in future. Presbytery at Pisgah. ; The First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church, convened at Pisgah church in Gaston . county.at 11 o'clock, this morning, the opening sermon being preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. E. F. Griffin of Charlotte. At the session this afternoon, J. L. Hood, a theological student, preached his trial sermon and was licensed to preach. Tonight at 7:30 Rev. t G. L. kerr of Spartanburg, will preach a special sermon on the "Divorce Evil" , by special order of presbytery. Tomorrow will be spent in transacting routine business of the presbytery. fiddlers' Convention. J. J. J. Robinson of York No. 2, won first prize in the fiddling contest held at Philadelphia School House last Friday evening, under the auspices of the Philadelphia School Improvement Association. The "fiddlers' convention which was attended by a large number of patrons and friends of the school marked the close of a seven months' term of Philadelphia school. Second prize for fiddlers went to Bert Clinton. T. K. Tomasson won third place. During the session Just closed Philadelphia school has been in charge of Misses Alice Garrison and Marie Moore. Chaingang Making Good Progress. That the chaingang is making good progress on construction ot me yy est road toward Sharon was the impression obtained by a reporter who recently visited the scene of operation. Much grading has been done in the vicinity of Black's Mill to a point well beyond the home of N. S. Black. Bridge materials are on hand to be used in building a bridge over the stream at Black's Mill. Taking the fact that thefe has been much inclement weather of late into consideration. the chaingang is making good progress on the road project?at* least the work is well started. Flannagan Elected President. Arthur Flannagan. prominent religious leader of Bowling .Green, York county, was elected president of the South Carolina Christian Endeavor Union at the nnnual convention of the union held in the First Presbyterian church in Greenville last week. The convention opened Friday and closed Sunday night. ' Other officers elected were: Wyatt A. Taylor, Columbia, first vice president; J. T. Fain, Rock Hill, second vice president; Miss Catherine Wallace, Camden, secretary; Miss Virginia Taylor, Greenville, treasurer; Allen Nicholson,' Union, vice president for ifouth Carolina of World Christian Endeavor; Albert Y. Drummond, Spartanburg, publicity chairman. Winthrop Girl Hurt. Rock Hill Herald, Saturday: Miss Elise of Chile, student-teacher at Winthrop college, was struck and knocked down by the automobile of E. E. Plmi/t this mnrnlnr at Hamilton and Main intersection. She was rushed to the Serv-All pharmacy and later taken to the Fennell Infirmary for treatment. An examination disclosed, the fact that no bones were broken and barring a number of bruises the young lady was getting along nicely this afternoon. Mr. Cloud was driving down East Main and when he first saw Miss Elise she was directly in front of the car, which was moving slowly. She was knocked down, but the wheels did not pass over hc-r. Every attention was giver the ..'Kino- I<w1? JV/Ullfe IC4V4JT. Dock Left His Coat. If Dock Hames, negro of Bullock's Creek will call on Constable Horace Johnson he can get a coat that he left in the officer's hands Sunday morning. But perhaps it would be better for Dock not to call for the coat because in all probability he would be held charged with carrying a pistol. Several officers were in Bullock's Creek township Sunday morning looking around for moonshiners when Dock rode near on a mule. A pistol was seen sticking out of his pocket, barrel up. Tne officers called to him and one of them grabbed his mule while another grabbed. Dock. Then the negro realized he was up against the law. He *