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l. m. grist's sons, pubii.h.r? |f jjamitg jflturspapfr:A'or the promotion of the political, Social, Jjnrultur.al and (Commercial interests of the people. TER"^St?PT"iviNc'E^ANCE E8TABLI8HEDt85? YORK, S. C., FHIDAY, AUGUST 18, 19'32. IZZHZHIZI NO. (i(i_ VIEWS AND INTERVIEWS Brie! Local Paragraphs of More or Less Interest. PICKED DP BY ENPKER REPORTERS Stories Concerning Folks and Things, Some of Which You Know and Some You Don't Know?Condensed for Quick Reading. Our Country Correspondent. t Miss Pearlle Pearlmlnter says she i read in a New York newspaper as howshort skirts had gone out of style there and how the women were wearing 'em down to the ankles again. She says she reckons that is so but she ain't going to cut hers long now because it will be two years before the latest New York fashion gets properly -i?omnnoi tho women down I circumicu biuvub here and her idea of style is to be right along with the rest of the women * in her community. Glad They Don't Grow Here. "B." one of the boys who carries The Yorkville Knquirer to town subscribers was in the office the other day looking at a bean about two feet long which had been mailed to the editor from a Florida friend. "What's that?" inquired "B." "That's a bean," was the deply. "Huh," was his retort. "Mighty glad they don't raise those kind of beans up here. If Uhey did daddy never would run out of switches to lick me with when I am bad." "You're never bad. are you?" "Sure, sometimes. You never did know a little boy to grow up to be a rror,?i nwn who wasn't bad some times .. ?^ and needed a licking did yer?" "B." was told that we never did. Leeches at Work. Several whito bums who have a wide reputation at least within a radius of ten miles of Yorkville for"" continuously preying upon various candidates and borrowing small sums of money from them on promise of political support were button holing one of the candidates for a county office down at Tirzah the other day. "Just look at those fellows," remarked another candidate to Views and Interviews. "Thut fellow is green in politics and doesn't know those hounds. They'll touch him before they let him go and they won't vote for him cither. I know 'em. darn 'cm, to the tune of several dollars. They: lived on me before I learned them well. In fact, each of them owes me several dollars and they won't vote for me to stive my life. Hut I don't want the support of that kind of cattle, understand." Heard at Tirzah Picnic. "Say, I know that you are lined up to vote for one of the other candidates In the first race but I am going to be In the second race and if your man doesn't get in will you vote for me?" "I'll take another piece of the chicken please." "Say, Air. , I'm going to vote for you. Won't you lend me a quarter?" "Howdy do ma'am?are you enrolled ?" "That's a mighty pretty baby?how old is il? Yos'm 1 running for ." "Well, my chances are Increasing every day." "Get your ice cold drinks right over this way." "They arc all good men and each one of them is going to get some votes." "That follow Wannamaker knows what he is talking about anyway." "I tell you we farmers have got to stick together." "Who is that fellow over there?1 ought to know him." "I bet ycr I have shook hands with that nut no less than twelve times today." "I gather you Gertie?let's go and get some icc cream." "Well, it ain't as long until the 29th as it has been." Among Those Missing Are: The clothing' merchant who used to throw in an extra pair of pants? The young man who used to learn the business from the bottom up? The man who used to demonstrate J suspenders in drug store windows? The corn doctor who used to wear a horsehair watch < hain? The old fashioned gent who used to applaud the trained seal acts? The guy who said automobiles would never be a success? The butcher who used to throw in a pound of liver for the cat? The old-fashioned gents who choked to death on lAefeteaks? The lioneymooners who used to send postcards from Niagara Falls? The professor who was going to go to the moon in a rocket? The gink who used to chew a quill toothpick on the street? The usher who "peddled fans and opera glasses?" The theatrical manager with the diamond horseshoe necktie pin? The young lady who thought it was immoral to use slang? The guy who used to wear heavy woolen underwear in winter? The bird who chirped, "Xo, thanks, I'm on the wagon?" The old-fashioned husband who always hud a savings account at the bank? .The woman who used to make one set of furs last a lifetime? Weevils in Hundreds. "Just want you to take a look at these," remarked Will 11. Rcece, farmer of York No. C, as he dropped into The Yorkvillo Enquirer office tlie otlier morning with a "dope" bottle partially filled with boll weevils. "There as 1,100 weevils in that bottle," said Mr. Rcece, "and they were picked and counted by my boys from little more than an acre of cotton. That makes about 1,600 we have taken off about ilvc acres this week and of course we did not get them all by a great deal. "It's been an up-hill business fighting the weevil this year," Mr. Ileece went on to say, "and while I haven't quit fighting and don't propose to quit OrrV>lir>ir I mnct !?lmi? tVl.'lt I hil l'(l .ihnllt I put up the best kind of fight that I know how to make. I have tried to follow the Erections of the government experts relative to it and it seems to me that the boll weevil acts just like the government folks say that he wouldn't act. For instance, I have twenty-eight acres in cotton in all. The cotton that I have planted in the low lands hasn't suffered nearly as much from the boll weevil as has the cotton planted on high lands. Yet the government said just the opposite. "The government would have us believe that the weevil can't stand the hot sun; but the more rain that falls on the cotton the better the weevil will pro]>agatc. Up until Wednesday we had had no rain in my section in three weeks worthy of mention and yet the weevils appear to have increased immensely in the past three weeks. "I have plowed my twenty-eight acres of cotton no less than twelve times since it was planted, and I propose to plow it a thirteenth time this week. "I had a hard time in getting some of my colored help to join me in picking weevils for a time^' he said. "One colored man's wife left him because he insisted that she help him pick weevils. Well, she stayed away awhile and I let her stay until she began to get hungry. Then she came back and began picking weevils. I lind that there are lots of folks like that. "I am afraid," Mr. Recce concluded, "that the weevil is going to get a lot of the young cotton. On a great deal of my old cotton I still have fiye or sixbolls to the stalk that have not been punctured and which will probably escape since it has reached the stage it has. But it is a gloomy fight taken all in all and I am very much afraid a losing fight." PREACHER SENT TO CHAIR Holy Roller Minister Pays Penalty For Murder. James McElroy, white, who shot and killed a Roane county commissary keeper who had refused him credit and then prayed over the body as it lay where it had fallen, went to the chair at Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, in silence. He was a "Holy Roller," a preacher, and since being brought to the main prison had said but little. For two months he peered through the bars with maniacal eyes that prison officials said supported the contention that he was demented. Early Monday night, touched by the singing of a negro from his home county, the minis n.-i iFiunr uu? ii uiiu ni pv auu |iui^ vu. It was tlic only emotion that he displayed during his long confinement. Austin Harris, a negro, who had slept soundly until an early hour Tuesday morning, summoned religious workers, guards and others of the small coterie who had kept vigil at the prison all night and made a short statement just before he entered the death house. "The warden and prison officials and some residents of Nashville have interceded for me," he said. ".Most of these were Democrats. Governor Taylor, a Republican, has even refused to come to the prison to hear my statement. I want you all to vote the Democrut'c ticket in November." Harris, who killed another negro, claimed that he did so in self-defense and that he was without money with which to secure counsel to present his case when placed on trial. ?, Honoriny the State Flag.?Under an amendment to the statutes enacted at the last session of the general assembly, the flap of South Carolina must be displayed "upon the inside of every public school building so that all school children shall be instructed in proper respect for the flap." Heretofore, public school buildings have not been required to display the state flap, although, it has been the law for some time that, save in rainy weather, it must be displayed daily from a staff over the state house, one building of the University of South Carolina, and ol eaeli other state college and rverv courthouse. The historic* flap: of the* Palmetto state should he properly displayed and honored in e very public school. The Piedmont hopes that the next prencral [ assembly will instruct Alexander K. I Salley, Jr.. secretary of the Stat" llis! torical Commission, to write a brief, (history of the flag. have it framed and presented to every public school in the ! state at the public expense, so that j the rising1 generation may not only i know their flag when they see it hut also something of its glorious story, j The patriotic organizations of this [state should see to it that every public school in the state is provided with a suitable state flag. The ceremonies ;ic. | eompanying the presentation could be | made most impressive for the future ! citizenship of the state.?Creenvllle j Piedmont. ST. MIH1EL SECTOR Mighty Battlefield Stili a Scene of Much Ruin. RUSTED WEAPONS SCATTfRED ABOUT Dp. McConnell Reviews Scenes of Severest Fighting and Gives Vivid Description of the Situation As He Finds It Now. Corrcsiwndsncc of The Yorkvillc Enquirer. Verdun, France, July 2D. 1922. All A. E. F. who haven't been back to the St. 3rlihiel Hector will want to know how the place looks at this date. Wc drove from Metz to St. Mihiel with a good car, the four of us and our English speaking guide and a good chauffeur. We drove down the beautiful Mozelle valley some miles, then to St. Mihiel on the Mouse, on to Verdun and back by Etain to Metz, some 140 miles in nil, crossing and recrossing the lines at a number of places. This is the first time I have been in this sector, for I was about twenty miles behind our lines when the attack commenced in September, 1918., If I" were asked to condense in a few words what I saw it would be, "Barbed wire, barbed wire, more barbed wire, dugouts and desolation and cemeteries." The battlefield has been salvaged in most part, it is true, and they have rolled some of the wire up and are cuilivui nig uie iii'iub, uui. uiuc <u c hundreds, of acres yet untouched, with dugouts caving in, the old debris of battle junk, of rusted bayonets and rifles still on it. We had a nice sunny day and Mont See was Visible all the time as we drove around its base. This height was the chief observation point for the German, as Montfoucon was further up in the Argonne. I ctnild see Montfoucon also, but did not go in the Argonne. I'ershing brought up 600,000 men for the St. Mihlel attack, and used 200,000 in the attack with a loss of 8,000, capturing about 13,000 Germans and an enormous amount of material. Theacotirt looks as it must have looked right after the battle?buildings all down, church wrecked and some temporary barracks housing a few people. Some American barracks arc still there and it felt natural when an American lieutenant asked me mv business, for wo had driven 'to the cemetery on top of the hill above the town. Some 6,000 American lads were hurled here and they were moving some bodies when wt> were there and asked us not to come in as the cemetery was closed to visitors; but politely asked if we were looking for any particular grave. The Hag was at half mast, and as 1 stood there bareheaded, with thousands of white crosses all around, the poppies scarlet along the roadside, it made me think of the thousands of folks at home, for after all it is those left who suffer. As I go over Europe it seems one immense !? ? 4 tlsxArvlsi ilnn., D/.tv%n no Ailolflnnu .mi ii' iiviii iiuiid, ivwiiiaun, Auniuauo, French arid others have fought over every acre of it. Woodrow Wilson had a vision of a world peace, and however much men may differ from hiin politically, they should acknowledge that his ideals are the only ones which can save us from continually destroying ourselves. St. Mihicl was a town of 17,000 before the war. Jt is still in ruins, only partly rebuilt?lots of civilians are living in the dugouts made by the Germans along the limestone cliffs at the edge of the Mouse. It will never be a town again, for as the frontier has moved it has lost its strategic importance. I noticed a big Russian cannon alongside lite road?the Germans had captured it from the Itus. 1 r.iatis. moved it over to the west front and lout it to the Americans. You can have it 1 am sure, if you want il, as well as a lot of other junk. The river bridge is still down, but there is a wooden bridge below. The dugouts up the slope a couple of miles from town, which many of the hoys will remember, are in good shape. 1 went in one which the (lermans used for a Held hospital. It was well built of concrete and as usual the officers had a deep dugout with a telephone. W'e drove along the Mouse valley to Verdun?the pride of France and justly so, for this is one place where the French heat the (Jerrnan single-handed. Verdun was the hinge of the JofIrc's advance in the battle of the Maine, and ihe (lermans knew if they could take Verdun they could go right on to 1'aris. The Crown Prince lost 25'J.000 men in a furious battle which lasted five months, lie captured two of the forts, got within 100 yards of a third, hut was fought oflf. Finally six months later the French counter at tacked and took back in four days what it had taken the Hermans five months to gain. Death Valley and Dead .Man's Hill arc good names, for the whole section has been blasted by high explosives, so there are no trees left. the ground is rojjgh and uneven with so much wire you cannot walk | about. Over one-tenth of the Drench dead were identified. They have gathered the hones from the different rni vines and have them In large boxes al I what they call an "Ossuary," neai j ! *( rt Dounomont. The relatives coinc I arai leave flowers before these, for they ! know where their loved ones were losi I in battle. The Crown I'rince rainec ! s.ooa heavy shells a day on Fori j Vaitx for a month and finally look it | The fighting with hand grenades and I bay onet underground must have beer i horrible. You can see how they fought with hand grenades on the staircase foot by foot. The Trench of Bayonets is whore a company of French were buried by shells as they stood in line with bayonets fixed for inspection. The bayonets stuck above ground, hence its name. There were 100 of them left just as they stood. Souvenir hunters tcok seven of the bayonets as you would judge, so they have riveted some more on, and poured concrete (ver the spot, and put a monument over it, the gift of a man from Buffalo, N. Y One day among the ruins and graves, with people living in dugouts, Is enough for most people and I found my family all depressed at the end of the dav. The Crown Prince's head quarters were visited on the way home. They had built a wall of concrete six feet thick around a Frenchman's house. In the upstairs they had laid heavy iron like railroad iron and covered it with six feet of concrete; supported of course, by heavy beams. Some shells had hit it, but the Crown Prince was as snug1 as could be. When I was there the other day, the Frenchman had a force of workmen trying to got the six-foot concrete shell off his home. They were picking with picks and in another year he will have his house out of the shell. The plains of the Woevre over which Major Bulwinkle's battery was looking at the time of the armistice, and wondering how they were going to cross it t-o advance on Metz, was to us only a pleasant ride, as we came down past Gravelotte, an old Franco-German battlefield of 1870, and rolled Into Metz. Thus we come Into the city which the Germans said could never be taken. John W. McConnell. STATE ENROLLMENT Complete Figuree Showing Big Increase Over 1920. Following is the table of enrollment by counties for 1S22: Abbeville - 3,264 Aiken 5,4 Ij Allendale - ? 1,587 Anderson ? 11,250 Bamberg 2,080 Barnwell 2.7G6 Beaufort ? ., 1,172 Berkeley ? 2,270 Calhoun 1,460 Charleston .... ? ! 12,841 Cherokee 5,430 Chester 3,472 Chesterfield 5,383 Clarendon ? 2,006 Colleton . ? 3,806 Darlington - 5,421 Dillon - 3.256 Dorchester ... 2,755 Edgefield 2,043 Fairfield ? 2,225 Florence - 7,087 Georgetown 2,393 Greenville 10,131 Greenwood .? 5,134 Hampton ? ...> 2,704 Horry ? - ? 6,595 Jasper 715 Kershaw ? 4,l30 Lancaster 4,621 Laurens 7,106 Lec 2,"932 -Lexington ? 5,517 Marion ? 3,230 Marlboro 3,807 McCormick ?.. 1,303 Newberry ? 5,914 Oconee 3,790 Orangeburg ? 7,091 Pickens 5,641 Richland 12.669 Saluda 3,201 Spartanburg .? 14,787 Sumter ? 3,331 ' Union ? 5,554 Williamsburg 3,648 York 6,275 Total 226,085 Lawyers and Bootleggers, ? Next week a term of criminal court will open n Gaston county, Judge James L. Webb, ol' Shelby, presiding. In all pn liability, there will be a number of whisky cases on the docket, bootleggers, distillers, etc. This sort of business has been on the increase for the past few months. In Gaston couny alone, both Federal and county auhoritics have turned in numbers of eases. Where will this sort of business stop if some effectual check is not put on it? What is the most effectual check on the bootlegging business? Surely it is not fines. That method has been proven over and over to be absolutely useless as a means of stopping the illegal traffic in whisky. It is only a form of license to do business. Unless road sentences are imposed and carried 1 out there never will be a stop to this business. It will not suffice, either, to I impose road sentences in open court, " and have the Judge later change them ' to suspended sentences or fines, oi^sign > a petition for a pardon. There is only one way to break it up. Bootleggers : ! and their friends and lawyers know i this and that's why they fight the road sentence. The affluent bootlegger is a good client and the lawyer knows it. -lie has money to pay, where many ' ; other poor devils don't. It is no wonder ' that some of them, therefore, want to keep the bootlegging business thriving, t They get clients from among that genI try, whereas they would starve among t a peaceful, law-abiding people, if their . ability to make a living were gauged I by the skill ns a real lawyer,?Gnstonia t Gazette. VALUE OF WAREHOUSES Commissioner J. Clifton Rivers Talks to Farmers at Tirzah. TO EMBRACE POTATO HOUSE ALSO Cotton Brokers Have Long Provided Themselves With Warehousing Facilities and It is Necessary for Farmers to Do Likewise?State System Has Settled the Problem for the Farmer. (By a Staff Correspondent.) Tirzah, August 15.?An interesting presentation of the work of the stnte warehouse commission was made by Hon. J. Clifton Rivers, slate warehouse commissioner, addressing the audience in attendance upon the Tlrzah Agricultural picnic here thl3 afternoon. Mr. Rivers spoke in part as follows: We have mot today as I understand it, in a purely agricultural event where we together with each other may discuss the problems' which confront us as an agricultural people, and try by some art of reasoning to devise remedies for the ills with which we as such a people are afflicted; to counsel and advise together as to the betterment of conditions which mutually in terest each of us from the standpoint | of produce. In the first place I wish to say to you that all the Increase of wealth In the world comes from the energy and intelligence of those who produce crops, and those who dig from the earth. That means that unless a great part of the population of the world was not engaged in growing something from the soil, and digging some mineral or coal from the depths of the earth that all the supplies of wealth in the world in a very short time would become exhausted. Especially is this true of the people who with intelligence and by the expenditure of muscle and energy go forth in the season to plant and produce the things that are necessary for food and clothing. How long would the supplies of food necessary for the sustenance of man or beast last if nobody replenished the supply? How long if only just enough of the things necessary to provide the. food and clothing in the world was produced, would we have an increase in the wealth of the world necessary to take care of a natural increase even in the population of the world? If. we only in a season produced enough to take care of the needs of each season what would become of the people in adversity, and especially when seasons come as do occasionally when by erratic seasons the output^ Is decreased or destroyed by elements beyond our control? Therefore, like Joseph in the days of Pharaoh, we as farmers are interested in laying up from the fat season so as to be able to take care of ourselves and those dependent upon us, and those engaged In other necessary avocations when the lean ones come as they surely will, besides, there is the laudable ambition to lay up something from our labors during our producing years to take care of me innrimucs or oia age. Several Classes Necessary. Yes, wo as agriculturists arc only one of several classes necessary to the happiness and productiveness of the world from the standpoint of social economy, because, somebody must manufacture the raw product from the farms of our country into marketable shape and into usable shape during the times we farmers arc producing. Somebody must be engaged in transporting and delivering "the various proj du'etions of the various and varied climates and communities exchanging the product from one field of activity to meet the needs and necessities of another field which will not produce that particular kind, but is engaged in the production of another necessary output. We must also concede that another class is necessary and useful in our economic life?those engaged in the various branches of distribution and financing the needs of those engaged in producing; and in the care and hnndline- the r,rodnrts of our la bors until such time as the needs of the people and the markets of the world will absorb them, because, as you know, if we used up our entire production of foodstuffs and fibre necessary for clothing the human body during the short growing season that we would run into want, starvation and bankruptcy before another growing season woutd come to relieve our distress. Jt is about this part of the economic situation and its relation to us and the people of our community and state that I wish to talk to you today. The people of the West have found it necessary in handling their great .crops of wheat and other cereals which are semi-nonperishable by nature, to have elevators at their marketing places where the farmer can deliver Ids pro i(iUv i iinu wn?*ir *?.> ?t Mymtmi ui nceipting ho can he assured of the I proper grading and delivering and flI nancing of their crops during the year I as he shall desire to sell, and as the market needs and the price demands. The cotton brokers of the world and j those who deal in the product of the I fields of our Southland which is haled | lint cotton, have long ago provided j themselves with warehousing facilities j for the care of the cotton which they buy in the open market and concentrate for sale to the export trade and for domestic demand, because, cotton is non-perishable only so long as it is not exposed to the elements of moisture and excessive heat. The mill man in pro paring his plant for the manufacture of cotton very wisely provides his mill for the warehousing and taking care of the stock of raw cotton and the manufactured product of his plant. This Is not only necessary to the broker and cotton dealer and manufacturer from the standpoint | of caring for and preserving his property, but it is necessary to him from a financial standpoint. They, in order to keep their business going on in a profitable way must be able to realize on their stock, because it requires great volumes of money to transact their business. IJefore the financier would advance money on the property ho will first find out what protection he has in the property offered as security; knowing that cotton will deteriorate and rot very fast if exposed to the weather, he refuses to advance any money on cotton left lying out subject to the elements, therefore, it must be housed and protected from the rain and sunshine. Knowing also that cotton is highly inflammable he refuses to advance any money on it unless it is entirely covered by insurance against loss by fire, which unless properly housed in the right way, in a proper kind of building would be prohibitive on account of the premium charge. He knows also that cotton is subject to thieves and rogues and therefore must be in charge of someone who will safeguard it from that standpoint, and who is bonded suffi ciently to preserve them against loss from this source. Value of Warehouses. Now the farmer, the man who produces this cotton up to the timo of the inauguration of the state warehouse system, had no way of warehousing his product so that he could care for it and insure it at anything like n reasonable cost, neither could he issue a receipt that lie could realize on; therefore, he was forced to either sell his. cotton in the fall, or ship it or otherwise transport it to some city or concentration point and pay a high rate of storage, cost for freight and drayage and other charges which he never was able to understand and whero his cotton would lose its identity and when he did decide to sell was probably already spun up and had been used as a weapon against him in hammering down the price. Now the state warehouse system has settled that problem for the farmer of this state by placing it within the reaen 01 ''.very community ut numcio, at least the machinery whereby the | cotton can be stored at a minimum of cost for insurance; where it can be marked and tagged and the identical cotton that is stored can be found; where it can be receipted for by the lawful agents of the state, who under j their bonds are required to properly care for it while in storage; to look after it from a standpoint of preservation, and by inspection and counting assure those who loan their good money on it as security that it will be delivered on presentation of the receipts; imiklng the state warehouse receipts as good collateral as any paper in the wcrld. This state warehouse law has been extended so as to include in its provisions any and all non-perishable farm products. We arc warehousing for the farmers of this state not only their cotton, but corn, peas, velvet beans and cotton seed under the same olrnot. r\f i ik 11 m n fp We eXDCCt to have several sweet potato houses In operation before the end of the season, where after being properly cured and crated for market, they will bo stored, receipted and cared for until the markets of the country will absorb them. Not only that, but any other product of the farm which in its nature is nonperishable, or can be so rendered by processing. ' This, in my opinion, will be highly necessary under the system of agriculture which is made necessary by reason of changed conditions. Provided By the State. This is provided for yoy by your state; your commissioner is your servant for that purpose, he is working out and studying out all the details, technical and otherwise along these lines for your benefit. As the great class of the people of the commonwealth engaged in an occupation which at once becomes the most necessary to the health, happiness and well being of the entire i>opuIation, not only of the state, but which in a very great measure contributes to the wealth of the whole country and extends its Influence to the Inhabitants of distant countries, let me beseech you to take advantage of this provision and use it to the greatest advantage. Let us nil work together for the common good of our common country, i and by studying the work we are enI gaged in bring it to as near perfection ! as possible, by applying the principles of good business and good judgment to our avocations of producing from the earth the things necessary to the well being of ourselves 'and those dependent upon us: and then when' we have produced, prepare the produtc for market in good shaj?e( so that it | can be handled economically and to the best advantage, and by making ! use of the means at our disposal, make the desert bloom as a rose, and help to make peace and prosperity prevail in our midst. I thank you. * Women are forbidden to knit while attending court in England. The women of Rali are conceded to be the most beautiful in all Asia. NEWS ABOUT CLOVER Construction of Hampshire Kill Has Been Gotten Under Way. CANDIDATES WILL SPEAK TOMQRROr Revival in Progress at King's Mountain Chapel?Interest in Award of Gold . Piece for First Bale of New CottonOther News and Notes of the Metropolis of Northern York County. (By a'Staff Correspondent.) Clover, Aug. 17.?Preliminary construction work on the Hampshire Spinning Mill of Clover to occupy a site in the southern section of Clover, near the Hawthorn Mill, was gotten under way today when dirt for the foundation was broken. Construction of this new mill which is to be equipped with 20,000 spindles and possibly more means a big thing for Clover at this time and will result in the turning loose of a weekly i>ay roll that is badly needed by lethargic business just at this time. It is understood that the Gaston Construction Company which has the contract for erecting the Hampshire will employ a iarge force of men here and other large forces will be employed by subcontractors. Much sand will be needed which it is understood will be taken from neighboring beds, a large rock crusher will be installed to crush the necessary rock and for several months Jo come the southern end of town will present a scene of hustle and activity. The Minter Homes Corporation of Greenville, which has the contract to build several score houses for the village of the new cotton mill is proceeding rapidly with its work and already construction ui mvou iiuuov? reached such stage as to Rive one some conception of its appearance. All of the houses which vary in size from three to six rooms each and possibly a few larger are being built of the best* material und are of most attractive design. The brick community house which will serve the Hawthorn and Hampshire Mills is also assuming such proportions as to give assurance that it will not be a great while before it will be ready for use. County Candidates Come Saturday. County Candidates have the opportunity of meeting with and speaking to the voters of Clover and community on Saturday. Dr. I. J. Campbell of Clover, state Democratic executive committeeman for York county said Wednesday that the speaking would not he held until Saturday Afternoon beginning about 1:30. Many of the voters are employed in the mills on Saturday morning ana it is piniuiua iu pusipuinj the speaking bee until Saturday afternoon in order that these may be present if they so desire. As a general, thing there are many people on Clover streets on Saturday afternoons and it would not be surprising if the candidates here Saturday don't have the opportunity to greet the largest number of voters that they have seen during any single day of the county campaign. It had not been decided yesterday whether the meeting will be held indoors or out but the probability is that the meeting will be held In the open air. Meeting at Chapel. Rev. J. G. Huggin, pastor of Clover, St. Paul and King's Mountain Chapel Methodist churches is conducting a revival neeting at King's Mountain Chapel this week. Two services are being held each day and goodly congregations have been in attendance. * I t oot Snniifiv l!i>v Mi- Hufirtrin con eluded a meeting' at St. Paul church. There were seven accessions to the church membership as a result of* the meeting. The previous week the Clover pastor assisted Itev! J. W. Lewis In a revival at Caanan Methodist church near Smyrna. There wore twenty-two church accessions at this meeting. School Soon to Open. The several hundred pupils of the Clover schools are soon to hear the call to hooks agaia. Clover High School is to open for the fall session early in September and practically everything is in readiness for the opening. Indications are that the opening enrollment this year will sho^V . a decided Increase over that of Last year, owing to natural increase and the further fact that a number of children from without the district are contemplating coming to Clover to school. Hard on a "Fat" Man. Benefit baseball games between "Fats" and. "Leans" may furnish considerable amusement to spectators and oe beneficial to depleted civic treasuries but they are mighty hard on unpracticed players esjieeially if those players are inclined to be fat, as Mr. Jas. A. Page will testify. Mr. Page re | contly played ror inc ram iu <x i couple ot benefit Fat-Lean games and .although he shook a wicked "hoof as h_? cavorted around the second sack as did Johnny Evers in his prime, the result was that he was so bruised and battered being unaccustomed to it, that he is still walking with a limp and is suffering many aches. Intere-t in Prize Contest. Much interest centers among farmers in this section as to who will win the $5 gold piece offered by the Bank of Clover to the farmer selling the first bale of cotton on the Clover market. Most of those who have been heard discussing the matter arc rather of the opinion that it will be September 1, if not later before the first bale is marketed in Clover this year. So far (Continued on Fagc Two.). ,