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? Washington, August 3: The wave of prohibition that has been sweeping over the United States cost the government exactly J7,641,978.42 in revenue In the fiscal year ending with June 30. The loss is calculated from the returns from spirits and fermented liquors in the preceding fiscal year. Of this large sum the heaviest loss was traceable to the decreasing manufacture and use of whisky. Beer, porter and other similar liquors came next in the proportion of lost revenue. The acting commissioner of internal revenue, Robert Williams, Jr., says in Vilo ronnrt that thft rpvomno from whin ueni s room reacneu nve minutes pasi Ave, the Payne tariff bill as the measure will be known, was laid before the president. He picked up a pen supplied by Chairman Payne, of the house ways and means committee, and which was used by both the vice president and the speaker in signing the bill, and attached his signature. ? Why Spain is fighting in Morocco is clearly explained by Mr. Vivian, foreign editor of the New York American, who says: Whether Spain succeeds in crushing completely its anarchical anti-militarist revolution by the simple method of shrapnel at short range, the war in Morocco remains an unsolved problem. The causes for that war are these: It is a commercial war, as are all wars of aggrandize ent; one of those wars founded on '.he proposition: "You have something that we want; we will give you for it either an old brass button or a new steel bullet." The "something" which Spain in the present case wants is the riches, the mineral riches that lie in the sun-roasted hills twelve miles to the southeast of Melilla, the principal port of the Spanish "sphere of influence" in Morocco. A group of Spanish financiers has spent much money in digging out these minerals, and has succeeded in interesting the Spanish government in the exploita tion of the mines of Beni Bu Fruor. The mines are rich, but almost inaccessible, and it was decided to run a railroad down to them from Melilla. Now, a railroad to the Moors?and indeed to most Mohammedans?is as aggravating as a red cloak to a bull. It means interfering with their nomadic habits, the seizure of some sheik's right of way and a check on predatory privileges. The proposed railway, at Casablanca, it will be remembered, was the beginning of all the bloody trouble thereabouts. The Riffs and the Kabyles, fierce tribesmen of the hills, blocked the proposed railroad with their flocks of armed horsemen; the sultan of Morocco refused to interfere to protect foreigners, whom he considered interlopers; Melilla was invested, and the old feud between Moor and Iberian that began hundreds of years ago is once more being fought out. ? The United States in less than three centuries has grown from a fewstraggling colonies along the eastern coast to one of the greatest nations in the world. Of its eighty million inhabitants one-third still live in the original thirteen states of the Union. Another third live in the territory ceded by the original thirteen states to the general government and in which great states one by one grew to maturity and were admitted to the Union. The other third live in the country mainly beyond the Mississippi. Still the growth and progress of the United States is only just reaching the stage from which it will proceed in full development to its climax Not even all the land has yet been appropriated to the purposes of civilization. Counting Alaska, there are still 754,895,000 acres of unreserved land, practically free to the adventurous man who will claim and develop it. Much of this, however, is not fit, without irrigation, to become the home of even the hardiest settler. But with the policy of irrigation upon which the government of the United States has now fully entered, the 61,177,000 acres yet unsettled in Nevada, the 46,532,000 in Montana, the 44,778,000 acres in New Mexico, and the 42,769,000 acres remaining in Arizona, may yet in great part be reclaimed from what is now practically a desert and become the home of a vast population. There are also many millions or acres now covered by swamps In the older states which will eventually be wrested, like Holland from the sea. to the uses of man. Of these swamp and overflow lands there are in all," as the government statistics show, about 75,000.000 acres, of which Florida has 18,500,000 and Louisiana has about half that amount. Beginning with 1820, the earliest year for which records were kept, the total number of immigrants into the United States since that time exceeds 26.000,000. while in 1905, ky fell off more than $5,500,000. A peculiarity of the report Is that the people of the United States, while throttling a thirst, have left their craving for narcotics apparently, go unchecked. The increased revenue from tobacco exceeded $2,000,000, and the army of cigarette smokers contributed a good proportion of this, the increased amount paid in as a result of the growth of this habit being $722,245.30. That the cigarette is supplanting the cigar is shown by the fact that the loss of revenue on cigars over the previous fiscal year was nearly $500,000. There were more than 5,000,000 gallons less distilled spirits consumed, nearly 2,500,000 barrels ale and beer, and 152,185,834) fewer cigars smoked. On the other hand, the cigarette smokers of the country burned up 703,105,065 more cigarettes than in the previous year. ? Washington, August 5: The tariff has been revised and the extraordinary session of congress has been brought to a close. Both houses adjourned sine die officially at 6 o'clock tonight. The actual adjournment was taken in the house at 5.38 p. m. and in the senate at 5.58 p. m. The closing hours of the session were attended by scenes of a most interesting character. The revision had been according to the desires of some, and with the hearty disapproval of others, and the last two days had been consumed by members of the senate in expressing their satisfaction or dissatisfaction. The conference report on the Mil was agreed to by the senate by a vote of 47 to 31 . The vote was taken' at 2 p. m., and soon afterward the concurrent resolution making certain changes in the leather schedule was adopted by both houses. President Taft arrived at the capitol at 4.45 p. m. It was his first appearance there since his incumbency as president, and there was a constant procession of handshaking statesmen t . ough the president's room from the time of his arrival until his departure at 5.50 o'clock. Just as the hands of the gold clock in the presi 1906 and 1907 more than a million, on the average, came each year. In 1908, there was a decline in this incoming wave of immigration. At present the number of immigrants is again on the increase. The percentage of this foreign increase is also interesting. Thus in 1900. the date of the last census, there were 10.460,000 persons of foreign parentage in the United States, or 13.7 per cent of the total population. In 1890 they formed 14.8 per cent; in 1880, 13.3 per cent; In 1870, 14.4 per cent; in 1860, ia-2 npr pent: and in 1850 9.7 per cent. They hung out a new copy of the state flag over the state capitol in Columbia the other day, and a little boy wanted to know what sort of weather it Indicated.?Anderson Dally Mall. Did you tell him? If you have not done so already, say to the little boy that this flag promises a warm, refreshing shower of higher aspiration. Tell him ;hat it indicates that the clouds of ignorance, suspicion and distrust are passing, and that under, over and between them is already to be seen the golden sunshine of better educational facilities, greater and more ambitious industrial development, more magnificent agricultural achievements, and other good things without number. Through sunshine and shadow, through storm and through calm, through good report and through evil report, that splendid old flag has aiway stood for the highest and best and you "tell the little boy that there has been no change. *" "? 1 The state of Vermont has been thrown into a state of hysteria by the 1 arrival of the Tenth regiment of negro ' troops at Fort Ethan Allen. There , are very few negroes in Vermont; but c the Vermonters think they already have as many as they need, and the J leading paper of Montpelier has . sprung a sensation throughout the ; state by setting up a cry for the en- i actment of a jim crow car law. All the papers of the state are taking ^ shots at the subject and they are mak- ( ing the situation quite interesting, c However, the alarm is quite unneces- s sary. But few negroes will go to Ver- 1 mont voluntarily, and even the negro soldiers win not remain in tne army very long, if the government establishes a policy of keeping them in such a cold climate. However, it must be confessed that the manner in which the Green Mountain boys are squirming over the situation and prospects, is more than half amusing down this way. We see that our editorial on "More Money for Karm Work," which appeared in the Partners' Union Sun of July 16th, has been used by the Yorkville Enquirer and credited to the Anderson Daily Mail, which lif:ed it bodily from our columns with unscrupulous ease. This may be good newspaper ethics in this day and generation, but when we were a cub reporter in days gone by it was not so regarded. We regret very much having overlooked the original appearance of the editorial in the Sun, else we certainly would not have given the credit elsewhere. We are staunch believers in the propositi! n that anything that is worth reproducing is worth crediting, and that failure to give proper credit works injustice to ourselves as well as the people who have thus been deprived of the fullest reward of their meditations and labors. We feel 1 sure that the Mail must also have overlooked the matter of credit, else 1 it would not have neglected to give the same, because of all the papers in the state, none has more editorial ability to spare than the Mail, and none can better afford to be generous as well as just. Tiikkk is a noticeable feeling <>f apprehension throughout the northeast, especially up in New England, that the manufacturing and commercial supremacy so long enjoyed by that section is seriously threatened, and that the danger is from the west. There is no question of the fact that New England has been having velvety times in manufacturing lines for several generations, and there is no question of the fact either, that the west is a great and growing country: but while we have tremendous respect for the business perspicacity of the New Engenders, we are inclined to think that tney are a little in tne (tarK just now as to the quarter from which they are most threatened. The great south ha begun to feel herself again and it will not be a great while until she begins to make herself felt of otheis. This is the coming part of the country; and I ? _ , ?hc \|orhfiUc (Snquim. Rntertd at the Postofflce In Yorkvllle as Mail Matter of the Second Class. YORKVILLE. S. C.? FRIDAY, AUGUST 6,1909. All the dispensaries were closed on Augrust 2, and the state Is now under ( absolute prohibition, especially in so far as the law Is concerned. The understanding is that dispensers are pos- , itively refusing to sell liquor to anybody, and no liquor is to be had at retail except from tigers. The counties particularly affected are: Abbeville, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Florence, Richland, Sumter, Lexington, Aiken, Orangeburg, Williamsburg, Georgetown, Bamberg, Dorchester, Berkeley, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton, Charleston, Beaufort. It is quite certain that several of the counties mentioned are going to vote out their dispensaries, but how many and which ones, it is impossible to predict with much degree , of accuracy. | ? ~ 4 ^ i M'HK anu-spunn^ laws, uui a. IV years introduced in this part of the j country are still somewhat of a Joke; but not so throughout the northeast. , There the laws are very drastic, the penalties in some of the states amounting to fines of as much as 5500. All the railroad trains, the street care and the public buildings, display warning signs against spitting, and the people of those localities obey the warning. In most of the larger cities people have to be very careful as to where they spit. It Is a fact, however, that tobacco chewing is not nearly so common throughout the northeast as it is in the south. Most tobacco users in the north confine themselveg to pipes, cigars and cigarettes. The object of the 1 anti-spitting laws, of course, Is the prevention of disease, if our friends of New England ever lose their Industrial supremacy, we are inclined to believe that it is the south which will next loom up in the lead. A NKW York letter tells a story to the effect that sometime In September the people of the United States are to be asked to absorb approximately $400,000,000 of railway securities, the money to be used by the transportation companies in Improvements, extensions and otherwise. What the railroad financiers will ask for, will be almost exactly what it Is estimated that the farmers of three of the nortnwestern siaies win receive iui their crops this year. But the most significant fact about the proposed financing is, that a leading railroad financier predicts that the larger part of these loans will be taken up by the farmers of the country?men who dig their wealth from the soil?and this In the face of the fact that a decade ago a greater part of the farms throughout the northwest were under mortgage to money lenders of the east. It is a fact that the farmers of the west and the south are today producing more on the farms than the railroads are able to transport, and it is predicted that within live years the railroads will require not less than 1,000 millions for extensions, doubletracking/ equipment, etc., in order to be able to handle the vast productions of the American farmer. So swift has been the reaction from the business stagnation of two years ago, if will be easy for the railroads to secure all the money they need and more. The American farmer is fast coming to his own in the financial world. His yield per acre has doubled and trebled, and the prices received for his products have increased at the same ratio. Dispatches of the past three days from Spain give very little satisfactory news of developments in the Moroccan war and the Insurrection in Spain. All dispatches with Spanish date lines are being closely censored by the military authorities and it is hardly to be presumed that they describe conditions as they really exist, but these together with the cables sent out from nearby news centres, enable the readers of the newspapers to see that Spanish affairs are still in a most deplorable shape. The Moors are still jiving the Spanish troops in Morocco a great deal of trouble. On Tuesday the tribesmen renewed their attacks on the Spanish garrison at Malilla, having been reinforced by 12,000 or more tribesmen. To add to Spain's troubles many of her own troops are mutinying and deserting their colors. Many of the royal troops have been killed and they in turn have apparently been unable to do much damage to the Moors. The tribesmen have destroyed much of the railroad and other property under the control of Spain. The Moors are concentrated In the vicinity of Melilla by thousands, while the Spaniards are cooped up, unable to use even their limited numOers to the best advantage. In the home country, according to censored Madrid dispatches, comparative order has been restored throughout the empire by the most repressive measures by the army. Several thousand strikjrs and revolutionists have been shot to death and wounded, the number killed at Barcelona is placed at 2,000 and the wounded at 2,500. The insurrection at home is due to politics, in an effort to establish a republican form of government and also to an jffort to place Don Jaime, the pretender on the throne. Madrid authorities are claiming that the government >f Alphonso will be able to control i.o situation and maintain its prestige. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? President Taft has promised to rlsit Anderson from Augusta next vinter. The exact date is to be fixed ater. ? Congressman Bartlett of Georgia, las secured the pasage of a bill allowng the construction of a waterpower lam across the Savannah river beween Edgefield S. C., and Columbia :ounty, Ga. ? The case against several Seventh Day Adventists on charges of workng on Sunday, was tried before Magstrate Stradley and a jury at Green ille, Tuesday morning and resulted n an acquittal. ? Jasper Kelly, a young white man, ,vas arrested by an orderly at the :amp grounds of the First regiment at Greenville on Monday night, on the ;harge of "boot legging," that is, selling whisky to the soldiers from his jockets. He was turned over to the ;ity authorities. ? Columbia, August 4: A letter has jeen received at Commissioner Watson's office from Mr. James Wilson, he secretary of agriculture, stating hat the matter of appointing a coton expert to go to Europe and other 'oreign countries for the purpose of gathering data that would be of inerest and benefit to the cotton prolucers, had been referred to the dejartment of commerce and labor, rhis plan was put forward in a resoution passed at a meeting of the State Farmers' Union, held in Columbia several weeks ago, and Commissioner Watson presented the matter to the ^resident, which was then referred ;o the department of agriculture. The iMntllntr c\t n not ton pvnprt to t hp. for dgn markets is of special interest to jvery cotton grower in the state, and he decision of the department of commerce and labor will be awaited with interest. ? Washington Herald: The state bank examiner of South Carolina reports that in November, 1908, there were 242 state, private, and savings banks and thirty national banks in that state, making a total of 372 with an aggregate capital of $13,660,431.76; surplus $6,758,151; deposits, $43,[(28,107.83, and with total resources in round figures of $75,000,000. The Charleston News and Courier supplements these- figures with an inquiry of its own that indicates, from incomplete returns, deposits by farmers alone of nearly $10,000,000. This indicates diversity of crops, prosperous labor, business methods of farming, and higher intelligence and better living among the farmers and their families. The returns as to these rural deposits are most conservative, since at this season many farmers withdraw their accounts in order to meet the current expenses of harvesting and marketing their crops. ? *_?i eenviue, <\ugu?i i: a souu phalanx of six hundred and more sturdy South Carolinians, khaki clad, marched down the main thoroughfare of Greenville this afternoon headed by Governor M. F. Ansel and his staff, forming a military pageant at once inspiring and interesting. Governor Ansel and his staff were mounted, closely followed by the First Regiment band. Then came in phalanx formation the twelve companies composing the First Regiment. The march was down Main street from the Ottaray to the intersection of McBee avenue, thence returning to Main and Washington, where the regiment wheeled into Washington. Thousands of Greenville people lined the streets to witness the review, which was with the reception and dance at the Ottaray tonight, a fitting climax to the ten days encampment of the regiment in the mountain city. Tomorrow morning the soldiers will break camp and return to their homes. The barbecue given to the entire regiment at noon at the fair grounds was served by the ladies of the city, and was one of the most enjoyable features of the encampment. one UIU uveu a vatm u??v> w wv ^ w%., and It offers you a safe place for keeping your funds. Yorkvllle Hardware Co.?Calls your attention to the fact that it carries a full line of piping, engine flttingB, belting, etc. Herndon & Gordon?Tells about the advantages of using Blackman's medicated salt brick for the diseases of your work animals and cattle. Carroll Furniture Co.?Extends an invitation to you to prove the quality of Columbia Indestructible records for all cylinder talking machines. See fourth page. J. C. Wilborn?Has two desirable farms added to his list of real estate offerings this week. Mr. Roy Carroll, who lives on Yorkvlllo No. 7, lost a valuable mule this week with lockjaw. Every citizen of York county who is interested In better public schools and longer sessions, should make it a point to attend the educational rally in the court house on August 11. "Work together and build up," should be the motto or every community in this locality. Any kind of a vandal can tear down, but it takes men to build up. Let the various communities of York county get their shoulders to the wheel in the common interest and there is no limit to what they can accomplish. The Enquirer wants the news, and it vyants all that is of interest or value to any considerable number of our peopL . There is not a paper in the country that goes after the news with more energy in proportion to its means; but we cannot get all the news without help from the public. Assistance is always acceptable. The few local flouring mills are busy enough for the time being; but it would be worth ever so much to the country if our people would only produce enough wheat to keep these mills busy all the year round and warrant the establishment of additional plants. We can easily raise all the wheat we need for home consumption and have some to ship, if we only will. Mr. W. D. Grist, editor of The Enquirer, returned Tuesday afternoon from his hurried, but somewhat extended trip to New York and New England, after an absence of ten days. During his swing around the circle, he found time to write several letters, descriptive of scenes and impressions by the way and these will be published in consecutive issues of The Enquirer, until the story of the trip has been fully told. At the request of the D. A. R. committee in charge, Col. Asbury Coward is to give his assistance in shaping the coming celebration in connection with the dedication of the King's Mountain battle monument as it should be. Col. Coward is exactly the man for the place. He was chairman of the executive committee In charge or the Centennial celebration of 1880, and that was one of the best managed affairs of the kind that has ever been seen In the south. But, of course, Col. Coward can do very little without assistance, and the people of the county and state, especially the county, should not wait for repeated calls to come to his aid. One of the beet things the farmers of this county can do to promote their own present and future comfort and interest, is to move for the more general extension of telephonic communication. Every farmer in the county should have a telephone In his home. There are very few who can really afford to be without one. As conditions now stand, there are many neighborhoods that are completely isolated? homes that have no telephone within from three to five miles. This should not be. Ninety per cent of those who l ? W K..+ iiuve xiu puuaca want iiiciu, uut t ncj are waiting until prices get cheaper. That will not do. The way to get a phone is to go after it and put it in. Manager Babington of the Piedmont Telephone company, says he is going to give Yorkville one of the most complete and thoroughly up to date telephone exchanges to be found in this country. Tiie work of improvement in telephones is constant, and the Piedmont Telephone company has been getting lots of experience as it has been going along. Yorkville is to have absolutely the best there is, not only in the matter of central office equipment; but in the matter of posts, cables, etc. "Some of you people," Mr. Babington remarked, "are kind enough to say that the telephone system is good enough as it is: but if I do not show you an improvement of something like 50 or 100 per cent, I will acknowledge that I do not know as much about the phone business as I think I do." If the ceremonies in connection with the dedication of the King's Mountain battle monument are as largely attended as they promise to be, the occasion will be one long to be remembered, and we desire to warn the good people of York county now that if they allow any bad impressions to creep in, especially on account of bad roads, they will regret it. The road to the oaiuegrounu, esp<*;iuiiy uviu dcuiuiij and beyond is in fearful condition. It is positively dangerous. There will be thousands of people probably, who will want to go to the dedication from Yorkville, Clover, and Hickory Grove. Unless the roads are fairly good, they will come in from the other side, and what all the northwestern portion of York will lose by the failure of some of our distinguished visitors to see the country will be difficult to estimate. Those roads should be fixed up. We feel quite sure that the township commissioners will help, and If they are not able to do enough, we think the end In view is easily worth the serious attention of the county board of commissioners. The people living along the various roads to the battleground should not fail to look after this, their opportunity. SPECULATIVE MARKET. Following are the developments In the speculative market yesterday as summarized in a dispatch of last night from New York: Rarly weakness in today's cotton market was followed by a rally anu the closing tone was firm with prices net unchanged to 6 points higher. The market opened steady at an advance of 5 points on August, but generally 2 to 6 points lower and inside of the first half hour sold off to a net loss of 12 to 14 points on the active months. The decline reflected a renewal of bear pressure and the execution of stop-loss orders which had been received by commission houses over LOCAL AFFAIRS, NEW ADVERTI8EMENT8. C. E. Spencer, Attorney?Has money to lend on Improved York county farms, repayable in easy installments. R. L. Wylle, for Committee?Invites the public to a picnic at Clover on Aii<riisf 18 under the ausoices of Bethel and Clover conclaves of Heptasophs. J. C. Bell and Others, Trustees?Of District No. 6, give notice of a special school tax election to be held at Guthrie8vUle school house on August 28th. Loan and Savings Bank?Advises you to put energy into your actions and do something better than anybody else you know, if you want to succeed. It promises absolute safety for funds deposited with it. York Drug Store?Tells you to quit shaking with chills. It has all the popular remedies for this malady and especially recommends its chill pills. T. W. Speck?Is showing the latest in souvenir spoons?they are called birth spoons?one for each month, and each has the sign of the Zodiac and flower for the month. First National Bank?Recites the story of the old maid who didn't marry and gives her reasons. But aia nn/u? o Konlr onH an Hn vnn night, probably in response to requests for additional margins. Once this forced liquidation had been absorbed the market steadied around 12.04 for January?a shade above the low figures of yesterday?and later improved on foreign buying, local bull support and covering. The detailed Texas i i weather reports showed no precipitation and continued high temperatures with the forecast for generally clear weather in that state tomorrow and reports that continental buying orders in the local market were for the purnn?A of hedeina aealnst future spot requirements, undoubtedly helped the Improvement, while there may have been some buying in the late trading, on reports that the tariff bill had passed the senate. At the high point of the afternoon January sold at 12.22 and the close was at 12.18 bid. Southern spot markets officially reported early were unchanged to }c lower. Trading was active here at the start but became rather quiet later, and notwithstanding the improvement in prices sentiment remained more or less mixed, with bears meeting the bullish reports concerning crop deterioration in Texas by claims that it would be Impossible to absorb the early new crop movement around the present level. Receipts at the ports today 672 bales against 2,510 last week and 3,418 last year. For the week 18,000 bales against 14,347 last week and 21,983 last year. Today's receipts at New Orleans 89 bales against 151 last year. WITHIN THE TOWN. ? The Southern railway is having a new water tank erected at its Yorkville depot. ? The recently organized Commercial club is now comfortably located In Its rooms in the Wylle building. ? The rock crushing plant recently purchased by the town council, is being erected on the Parish hotel burnt lot. ? Mr. Wm. Dickson has bought the family grocery business of Mr. W. W. Jenkins, and has moved into the Jenkins store room on the corner of Congress and Madison streets. The City Meat Market is to occupy the room between Carroll Bros*, and Herndon & Gordon, Just vacated by Mr, Dickson. THE EDUCATIONAL RALLY. The educational rally announced by Superintendent McMackiii to be held in Yorkville on next Wednesday, August 11, will easily be all that has been promised and more, i Quite a number of the most progressive trustees have advised Superintendent McMackin that they will give the teachers that day, come themselves and brinng others, who are interested in educational development. In addition to Hon. J. Wright Nash of Spartanburg, and Rev. J. H. Boldridge of Lancaster, selected by the state board. Superintendent McMackin has secured the promise of a few remarks from that most able educator, Col. Asbury Coward, and also from Hon. John Porter Hollis, and Hon. J. C. Wilborn, all of whom may be depended upon to contribute something well worth while. In some respects, this will undoubtedly be one of the most notable educational rallies that has ever been held in this county, and the people generally should contribute their best efforts to made it a big success, especially in point of attendance. FOR KING'S MOUNTAIN. Subscription^ on account of the expense of entertainment on the occasion of the dedication of the battle monument at King's Mountain on October 7, should be sent to Mrs. G. Hi O'Leary, Yorkville, and she will cause them to be promptly acknowledged in this column. The understanding Is, that if the aggregate subscriptions are more than sufficient for entertainment on a scale creditable to the occasion, the surplus will be made the nucleus of a fund to be used in the erection of a suitable pavilion for the accommodation of future visitors to this historic battlefield. Subscriptions to date are as follows: Previously acknowledged $139 50 Additional subscriptions: Clarence Bratton, Palestine Texas 10 00 Mrs. O. E. Wilklns 2 00 Mrs. R. C. Alleln 1 00 'J. A. Latta 5 00 Dr. R. A. Bratton 5 00 Total $162 50 This is only a small fraction of what is absolutely necessary for entertalntainment, and it is hoped that the people will begin to wake themselves up at once. YORK COUNTY MUTUAL8. The annual meetings of the York County Insurance companies?the Mu tual Live Stock Insurance association, the Farmers' Mutual Life Insurance company and the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance company, were held in Yorkville last Tuesday. The object of the meetings wag to hear the reports of Agent Boney and elect officers for the ensuing year. In the case of the Farmers' Mutua Fire Insurance company, the sgent's report showed $786,000 of insurance in force on 927 policies, $568.72 in Are losses during the yea, and a cash balance of $3,293.32 on hand. Mr. J. L. Rainey was re-elected president, Mr. D. E. Boney wag elected agent and treasurer and directors were elected as follows: J. W. Jackson, Bethel; J. Frank Ashe, Bethesda; W. S. Wilkerson, Broad River; J. P. Blair, Bullock's Creek; D. P. Less lie, Catawba; A. J. , McGlll, Cherokee; J. Q. Howe, Ebenezer; J. L. Kimbrel, Fort Mill; J. A. C. Love, King's Mountain; L. R. Williams, Yorkville. The report of the Farmers' Mutual - - * ?1 _ i^lie lnsuiiiiiue cuiuptuiy ouuncu f 006,000 Insurance In force on 1,006 policies, all claims paid to date and bal ance of $3,922.61 on hand on July 31. Mr. W. S. Wilkerson was re-elected < president; Mr. J. Frank Ashe, vice president; Mr. D. E. Boney, secretary ( and treasurer and manager, and dlrec- i tors as follows: W. S. Wilkerson, J. Frank Ashe, W. S. Lesslle, W. H. Herndon, J. E. Bass, J. K. Allison, W. D. L<esslie, W. W. Lewis, D. E. Boney. The report of the Farmers' Mutual Live Stock Insurance association, showed $331,350 of Insurance in force on 724 policies, and a cash balance of $489.98 on hand. Because of the absence of a quorum, there was no reelection of officers, and the incumbent officers hold over as follows: J. Frank i Ashe, president; D. P. Lesslle, vice president; D. E. Boney, secretary and treasurer, and the following directors: R. L. Campbell, Bethel; J. Frank Ashe; Bethesda; J. W. Qulnn, Broad River; T P Rlalr Riillork's Creek: D. P. i Lesslle, Catawba; T. A. Barron, Ebenezer; B. M. Farla, Fort Mill; W. M. Faulkner, King's Mountain; J. M. Brlce, York. BASEBALL NOTES. The game for this afternoon will be called at 5 o'clock. Most of the stores closed yesterday at 5 o'clock for the ball game. Yes, everybody knew that If It was possible for Yorkvllle to have a good ball team, Mr. J. H, Wltherspoon would find the boys that would make ; the team. He seems to have succeeded very well. Certainly better than anybody else has up to this season. Oh, yes. It was a good game all right; decidedly the best seen in Yorkville for a number of years past, and there was a good crowd of baseball | lovers out to see It. There were prob ably as many as 400 people there; but this estimate is not made up by counting the quarters that were given to the collectors who saw to it, that all had a chance to help pay the expenses. Counting the lovers of the game at a quarter a piece there were only 140 who saw the performance. Good ball? amateur or professional?costs money, and good ball Is worth the price. If you want to contribute to the expense fund you can do so at the ball grounds or leave your cash at one of the drug stores. Forest City, 3; Yorkvllle, 1. That tells the story of the first game between these two teams played yesterday afternoon on the local grounds. The visitors played good ball and are ' on to all the frills that are necessary to win. They know how to use the stick when it is their turn at the plate: they know how to run the bases and they < !uiow how to make the circuit just of- < ten enough to keep up the Interest?at least they did yesterday. But the Yorkville boys know a few things about the game, and while the game was young, impressed the visitors with tne fact that to win they must work; that information was brought out in the first session. Yorkville was first at bat and as all the Innings were much alike, a description of the first chapter will do for all. Llndley swatted the ball for a safe hit and reached the first sack; Davidson made a sacrifice hit to the pitcher and was thrown out at first, advancing Lindley to second; Abell pushed a fly out to second base and the flagman on the sack gathered it in, doubling on Lindley, sending Yorkville to the field to pick daisies. The visitors come on deck with an "Isn't it easy" look, but Williams' hit was gathered in and beat him out at first; Blanton jolted the ball and stopped at first; McDaniel's fly dropped into Faris' buckets at second, and he doubled the play, flagging Blanton down as he was loping down the avenue for the second station, retiring the visitors for the first chapter. The line up was as follows: Yorkville. Forest City. Faris 2b Williams. Abell rf..., Blanton. Wltherspoon ....lb McDanlel. Betts c Harris. Berry "... If Yarborough. Llndley ss Billings. Washington ...cf Harrill. Davidson 3b Utley. Smith, H p Rhlnehart. The score by Innings was as follows: H R E. Yorkvllle .. ..000 100 000 9 1 5 Forest City ...000 110 lOx 7 3 4 Batteries?Rhlnehart, Williams and Harris; Smith, H., Abell and Betts. Umpires?Moore and Willis. Scorer?Gist Finley. AS MR. FINLEY SEES IT. Congressman Finley Is quite emphatic In his views on the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill, which he considers a most unjust and iniquitous measure. After the passage of the bill through the house last week, he delivered himseli about it as follows: "The i'ayne-Aldrlch bill, which has been under consideration by congress since the 15th of March, is beyond question, a more objectionable measure than any tariff law ever enacted In this country. The reductions amount to little or nothing from a material standpoint Free hides, free oil and a small temporary reduction on lumber and on a few items In the Iron and steel schedule are some of the largest reductions made. None of these will affect the price of manufactured articles to any considerable extent to the consumers. "It Is well known that the Iron and steel manufacturers of the United States would have a monopoly, practically speaking, without any tariff. ?T? tViA Inr^or Itamo n f Irnn ctool XII 111C lai 5^1 IbOltlO VTJL it vii( awwi) sugar and woolen goods the consumer will receive absolutely no relief. The same Is true of the bill In all of Its provisions. The consumer will be called upon to pay more for the necessaries of life than at present. "The trusts and monopolies have a bill to suit them. It Is not expected or Intended that the Payne-Aldrlch bill will raise sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the government. This Is necessarily true because the rate of taxation is so high on imports as to be prohibitive to a large extent. A Republican congress having this in mind has provided in the bill for an unlimited issue of bonds not to exceed two hundred million dollars at any time, but the authority to issue is continuous, the money to be used to meet the expenses of the government. The total amount of bonds that may be issued under Section 40 of the bill is unlimited, so that the bill might be called a law to enable trusts and monopolies to Increase their profits at the expense of the consumers and to provide for a bond issue in order to raise money to defray the expenses of the government. "It Is impossible for the Republican party to revise the tariff for the reason that the special interests control the party. After making a promise of a tariff revision to the people and carrying the election for president In 1908 on this issue, and having an overwhelming majority in the house and senate, the Republicans have labored for four and one-half months to revise the tariff and the result is a downright failure. I am sure that the American people will resent this bun co game put up Dy me nepuuuuma and repudiate the party at the first opportunity. The masses of the American people are in favor of an honest revision of the tariff, and one that will be fair to the consumer." ABOUT PEOPLE. Miss Mabel Berry is visiting friends at Shelby, N. C. Misses Marilla and Sophia Ewar. are visiting friends at Smyrna. Mrs. O. E. Wiikins and daughter, Miss Sarah, left this morning for Atlanta, Ga. Mr. James A. Sherer of Yorkville, left Tuesday night for Norfolk, Va., for a few days. Mrs. T. E. McMackln and two children, are visiting relatives and friends near Bethany. Miss Maggie Byers of Sharon, is spending a few days in Yorkville with Miss Lilla Herndon. Miss Annie Stevens has returned to Yorkville after spending several weeks in Monroe, N. C. Misses Ola Allison and Elizabeth Finley of Yorkville are visiting Miss Anna Roddey Miller in Rock Hill. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hubbard of Huntersville, N. C., spent several days this week with Mrs. A. J. Dunlap. Mrs. H. E. McConnell of Chester, is visiting relatives and friends in Yorkville, the guest of Mrs. John S. Jones. Miss Wilmoth Jackson, who has been teaching school at Plum Branch, In spending a month at her home at Newport. Miss Mary Eunice Grist leaves this afternoon on a short visit to the family of her uncle, Mr. D. W. Hicks, at Raffney. Misses Alee Starr, Annie Stevens and Eliza Neville leave this evening to visit Miss Nancy Witherspoon in Guthriesville. Mr. J. T. Alexander of Nichols, S. C., No. 2, is visiting: at the home of nis brother, Mr. W. H. Alexander, on Yorkville No. 4. Misses Bthel and Elise Latimer, of Yorkville, ate spending this week with their uncle, Mr. R. G. Ratchford on Yorkville No. 3. Miss Nancy Witherspoon of Guthriesvllle, who has been the guest of Miss Alee Starr this week, returns home this afternoon. Mrs. Thos W. Speck and children, Mary and Tom, ure spending several weeks in Norfolk, Va., with the family of Mr. R. S. Withers. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Witherspoon of Westminster, are In Yorkville on a visit to Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Witherspoon and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Raines of Columbia, are spending a while with Mrs. Raines's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Dickson of Yorkville No. 1. Mr. Frank Spigner of Columbia, who has been the guest of Mr. Edward Finley for the past three weeks, returned to his home on Monday. "Messrs. E. Manning Stanton, assist ant cashier of the First .National bank, and Mr. Frank C. Riddle left Wednesday for a visit to New York and other points north. Miss Clam Alexander of Yorkville No. 4, who returned home from the Rock Hill hospital last Wednesday, Is getting along nicely, and expects to be nut In a few days. Miss Com Clark, came down from Gastonia last Friday to attend the funeral of Mrs. M. J, Clark and remained over until Wednesday, when she returned to Gastonia. J Prof. James "3. Kennedy left last night for Washington, D. C., where he ...in unonil oovpral wppks in the con-1 gresslonal library, going to his work at Wells college, Aurora, N. Y., about September 15th. Mr. W. Lee Gettys of Bethany, returned home Wednesday after a two weeks' visit to his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sherer of Sharon No. 1. He was accompanied by his grandmother, Mrs. H. Hi Sherer, Mr. Bruce Sherer and his aunt, Mrs. L. T. Dowdle and little son. Hugh John of Hickory Grove No. 1. Gastonia Gazette: Editor W. D. I?rist of The Yorkville Enquirer arrived in Gastonia on No. 37 this after noon, en route home from a jaunt c through New England. He went c from Charleston to New York by v steamer and visited many points of in- q terest in Vermont, Connecticut, Mas- li sachusetts and other New England e< states. He talks most Interestingly of the places and people he saw and his P letters to The Enquirer have been L read with intense interest by that pa- tl per's large family of admiring friends, v His views of the New Englanders, b their customs and manners, which we t< hope to read In an early Issue of The tl Enquirer, will undoubtedly be both ti Instructive and entertaining. His h many friends In Gastonia will be ex- r? ceedlngly glad to know that his little t< daughter, Edith, who had a narrow si escape in a runaway accident last Sat- g urday at Yorkville, was not seriously tl Injured. S t b cOCAL LACONIC3. G Until January 1, 1910. ? We will send The Yorkville Enquirer ? from this date till January 1, 1910 for 80 cents. ? Calls For Rev. 8. R. Hop?, J< At recent meetings of the congrega- tlons of Richburg, Fort Lawn and Ce- Y dar Shoals Presbyterian churches, it was decided to call the Rev. S. R. Hope * to the pastorate of these churches. " Gaatonia Wins. tl The third election on the question of n moving the Gaston county court house d from Dallas to Gastonia was held yes- k terday with the result that Gastonia tl wins, 2,965 to 2,326, a majority of 629 y votes. There was intense interest in b the election; but no disorder. The vote h was the largest ever polled in Gaston "V county. Dallas offered <21,000 for the d court house, but Gastonia is to pay r $43,000. There is great rejoicing in J' Gastonia. k The County Commissioners. The only development of general interest recorded in the minutes of the August meeting of the county board of commissioners last Wednesday, relates to the consideration of a petition asking the sanction of the board for 8 the erection of a bridge over Taylor's creek near the road leading from Rock Hill to Oakland church in Chester county. The petitioners agree to erect concrete piers free of cost to the county under the supervision of the county uuu.ru, ciiiu iu upexi up rigitia ui wuy to the approaches. The supervisor was instructed to obtain the necessary rights of way, provided he can do c so with satisfaction to the county, in 8 which event the petition will be grant- J* ed. J li Application for Remittitur. A Columbia special to News and Cou- b rler, Thursday: The Catawba Power b company has died an application for b a stay of remittitur in the case of W. e W. Auten against that company. Mr. r Auten brought suit against the power company on account of water being o backed on his land. When the case 3 was first tried the Jury returned a ver- a diet of $2,650 for the plaintiff. An b order was granted by the court grant- 0 ing a new trial unless the plaintiff I should within a given time reduce b the verdict to $2,000. The verdict b was reduced accordingly. The defen- 3 dant next appealed to the supreme 1 court and the decision of the lower " court was affirmed. The company to- ? day filed an application for a stay of c remittitur in the case. fi a MERE-MENTION. t a The monoplane in which M. Bleriot j crossed the English channel, has been 8 purchased by a Paris newspaper, and j will be presented to the government i museum.... It is reported from Paris u that the French government will call e an international conference to discuss f the question of aviation as applied to 0 warfare Five cadets at the mil- c itary academy at West Point, are to be v expelled as the result of an investiga- 8 tion into the hazing of Cadet Sutton, a who was brutally beaten on the night a of July 20. Sutton has been in the f hospital since the hazing The a British steamship Waratah, from Sydney, Australia, to London, with 3,- o 000 passengers aboard, is reported as p being lost... .Louis Grant, an Ameri- i, can, is under arrest at Manila, cnarg- js ed with an attempt to smuggle 460 a poundr of opium and seventy-two w ounces of cocaine into that port. Since p the importation of opium has been ti prohibited in the Philippines, the w price has jumped to 335 a can v The legislature of Georgia has passed a and Governor Brown has signed, a law p forbidding the use of "trading stamps" w in that state. Trading stamps are a used as trade inducers... .Mrs. Tony ti Panilla shot her husband to death w and stabbed Mrs. Peter Pizanni to ? death with a butcher knife at Canton, a O., Sunday. The Panilla woman had tl followed her husband and the Pizan- p nl woman from Deans, N. J., and, in a a jealous rage killed them both o Edward O'Reilly, a cowboy, left San tl Antonio, Tex., on Sunday for Wash- p ington, D. C., on horseback, carrying g an invitation to the president to visit f Texas. The distance is 2,200 miles p and the rider expects to average thir- ft ty-flve miles a day During the month of June there were 1,176 per- c sons drowned in the United States, c and 106 in Canada, according to a re- tl port of the United States life saving c bureau, just issued The legisla- ? ture of Georgia has killed a bill pro- tl viding for a tax on incomes in that a state Throughout the district recently visited by earthquakes in Mex- ii Ico, thousands of persons are suffer- v ing from hunger and exposure tl The mosquitoes have been so bad in j< the vicinity of Lake Charles, La., the p past week, that many head of cattle ci have been killed by the insects........ n Child No. 22 was born to Mrs. Chas. cl Dickey at Canaan, Me., Monday. The tl couple has been married seventeen g years and all the twenty-twd children tl are living Two children, boy and p girl of a wealthy Italian of St. Louis, n Mo., were kidnapped Monday and the li kidnappers are demanding $25,000 ransom The Chicago board of d review has increased the $10,000,000 tl r?rrvr\n*?tv ooaooamont Offfllnkt H the executors of the Marshall Field es- ft tate to $12,500,000. This is the largest g personal property assessment In the t< country and the tax will exceed $200,- ei 000 The legislature of Alabama h has passed a bill agreeing to an in- n come tax amendment to the constitution of the United States Two tl jurors have been secured for the sec- b ond trial of Patrick Calhoun at San al Francisco. The second trial is now in oi its third week The new one cent piece is now being circulated from the lc Philadelphia mint. The new design ft bears a bust of Abraham Lincoln in- h stead of the bust of an Indian. Sev- ti eral million of the new cent pieces have been turned out, but the demand exceeds the supply... .George Johnson, white, was lynched near Platte h City, Mo., early Monday morning, for a murder committed June 20 i President Diaz of Mexico, has sub- le scribed $1,000 to a fund for the relief of widows and orphans of Spanish a' soldiers killed in Morocco Two fire companies and a hose cart were " called out in Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, to extinguish a fire which destroyed the peach basket hat of a young woman ST in the union station. That hat was " ignited by coming in contact with a cigar lighter Three men were J* drowned in the Pee Dee river near " Wadesboro, N. C., Tuesday. One of the drowned men was the ferrymen and the others were trying to rescue two pl other men from the water and were a' ftmu/nprl hv the cRDslzine of their . boat. ... .G. A. Kimball, defaulting jj; cashier of the Citizens' bank at South- 111 era Pines, N. C., has returned to that c< place and confessed to the embezzle- c< ment of the bank's funds amounting e: to more than 516,000. He was released on a $3,000 bond The s( Great Northern railroad has inform- ^ ed Governor Sanders of Louisiana, w that it will assist the good roads' , movement In that state by hauling all ? road materials free of charge In a state election held in Texas on Tuesday, the people voted to adopt a J* constitutional amendment validating ?53,000,000 of school district bonds p which the courts had held to be llle- ? gal A great irrigation reservoir in Weld county, Colorado, used for irrigating 4 0,000 acres of land, broke Monday and cut a swath half a hi mile wide through the richest farm- tr ing lands in that section. The damage si is more than 5500,000 Fifteen ai of the seventy-three lumber concerns Hi of Mississippi, indicted by the state on ol charges of violating the anti-trust 01 laws of the commonwealth, have com- m promised with the state by agreeing to M pay penalties of 5800 each. The oth- m er fifty-eight concerns will be prose- tr uted.... Rev. Frank B. English, reently elected president of Rust Unier8lty, Holly Springs, Miss., was uletly asked to leave town after showlg undue familiarity with ..he color- ^ d population of that place. He left. m The three-cent street car fare roposltion advocated by Mayor Tom >. Johnson, was defeated in an eleclon at Cleveland, O., Tuesday by a ote of 34,926 to 30,944 A Plltsurg, Pa., bridge painter fell sixty feet > the ground on Tuesday, turning ' ? hree somersaults and lighting on his ^ Bet. He brushed his clothes, walked ome and said he would take a short est A bulldog so badly bit and sre a New York woman Tuesday that he will die from the wounds A reat labor war, including not less tian 100,000 men, is on throughout weden, and the army has been moilized to assist in keeping the peace. Turkey Is planning a war with Ireece for the possession of the island f Crete.... The government of Perla, it is reported, has offered the deosed shah, Mohammed All, a pension f 975,000 a year if he will divulge he hiding place of a vast store of BWAla helonainar to the government ^ More than 100 people saw a oung man commit suicide on the treets of Albany, Ga., Wednesday. A riend of the suicide was shot in the and in an attempt to secure the plsd1 A public execution by gulloIning, was the scene that a great 10b of Parisians witnessed Wednes- ^ ay afternoon. The victim of the nlfe murdered his mother and was he first public execution in fifteen ears... .Congressman Heflln of Alaama had a fight with an automobtlit on the streets of Washington on Wednesday afternoon. But little amage was done After delibatlng for twenty-seven hours, the ury in the case of the state of Aransas against Earl Diel, white, harged with rape, at Little Rock, rought in a verdict of not guilty. ROCK HILL HAPPENING8. ad Oaath of Mr. 8. C. Campbell? Questions About the Water 8upply and the 8e'werage Bonds?Mr. Cherry Returns From Alabama and Georgia Trip?Twelve Cents For Fall Cotton. AoiTMoondmca of tho Yorkvllle knottier. Rock Hill, August 6.?Mr. 8. C. ^ Campbell, one of the proprietors and eneral manager of the Rock Hill Ice ompany, died Wednesday morning at .45 o'clock, at the home of his brothern-law, Mr. D. J. McDonald on East lain street, of typhoid fever. He had . een sick about four weeks. There ad been a decided improvement in T* lis condition for the past week, howver, and he was thought to be on the 1 oad to recovery, until some time Tuesday, when he began to have hemrrhages, which soon caused his death, dr. Campbell was about 29 years of ge. He was born near Pittsburg, Pa., ut moved to Pawnee City, Neb., when luite a young boy. He came to Rock fill nearly four years ago, and estab Ished the Rock Hill Ice company, his rother-in-lrw, Mr. McDonald, and a dr. Orton being associated with him. ?he deceased was a young man of nany fine and admirable traits of haracter and his untimely death has aused much genuine sorrow and re- A ret in Rock Hill, where he has many 1. A fuh.M V twill 11 ICUUO. A TCI J oau ftvsbvwtv. ibout Mr. Campbell'* death Is the fact hat he was to have been married In .bout two month* to Miss Mamie ohnston, daughter of Mr. & H. Jo in ton, superintendent of the Highland 'ark Mill. Besides a sister, Mrs. Mc)onald of this city, the deceased is urvived by an aged father and mothr, residing in Pawnee City, Neb. The ormer had been notified by telegraph >f the turn for the worse in his son'* ondltlon, and was on his way here, Then he received a second message aylng that his son was, dead. Mr. V nd Mrs. McDonald left Wednesday fternoon at & o'clock with the body or Pawnee City. They expected to .rrive at that place some time Friday.. Mr. R. T. Fewell, resident manager f the Water, Light and Power com- ^ any of this city, is in receipt of a j itter from Pennlman & Brown, chemits of Baltimore, who about a month go, made an analysis of a sample ofj rater from well No. 3, which the comany recently drilled near the cemeery and pronounced it unfit for use, withdrawing their condemnation of the rater and pronouncing it pure after nalyzing a second sample sent them. A t is now believed that the first sample was not properly taken and handled, nd became contaminated after It was aken from the well. At any rate, the rater is now pronounced pure by these taltimore chemists, and also by the tate chemists of Maryland and of his state, and one or two In Phlladelhla. There has been some prejudice gainst this well all along, on account f its being so near the cemetery, but he company contends that there is no os8lble chance for surface water to et into the well, nor of contamination rom any source, as double piping was ut in tne wen wnn tne space oeinwn, lied In with cement. The condemnlg of this water by the Baltimore hemlsts a few . weeks ago, naturally aused considerable uneasiness among he people and by order of the city ouncil, the supply of water from this rell was immediately cut off, and both he standpipe and reservoir drained, nd all the mains flushed. As was stated in this correspondence 1 the last lBsue of The Enquirer, the alidlty of the bond issue voted for in his city last February by a large mairity for sewerage and waterwork lants, will be tested In the supreme curt. Mr. W. B. Wilson, city attor- ^ ey, stated at a meeting of the counI! Tuesday night, that he considered ie Issue illegal but that he could not Ive a positive answer until he Baw le decision on the Gaffney bond Issue. [e Siowever, recommended that the ia'i.e^ be tested In the supreme court i ortfer to get a definite decision, fcii*. W. J. Cherry returned Wednesay afternoon from a ten days' trip ir >ugh the state of Georgia and a por/>., of Alabama. He reports that the uk and melon crops in Georgia are ood, but corn and cotton are no bet- % ir than In this state. Crops are much arlier down there than here. Fodder a3 been pulled and cotton picking is ow In progress. President D. B. Johnson of Winlrop, and Hon. J. Porter Hollls, have een Invited to speak at an educatton1 i ally to be held at Heath Springs, n August 10. Mr. John T. Roddey bought several ?ts of cotton the first of the week for ill delivery at 12 cents. This Is the Ighest price that has been paid on lis market for future deliveries. Compulsory Education In Georgia.? :ere are the requirements of the comulsory education bill now before the gislature: It applies to children between the ges of 6 to 18. It requires only 60 school days of atrndance each year. It does not affect children who have ^ ad schooling up to the fourth grade W ram mar school. And it enforces only lat much schooling on those affected. It does not require attendance by lose who live more than three miles om the nearest school house. It takes cognizance of the fact that lere will be some children who are hysically or mentally incapable of ttending school. It takes cognizance t the fact that there will be some chil- ? ren whose attendance would work a ardship on parent or child. All such ises are to be considered by the >unty board, which is authorized to icuse from attendance. It provides for the building of no :hool houses?it does not create nero schools?it will not load the state 4 1th extra expense. In short, the bill is drawn with all sference to existing conditions In the ate?and it alms only to enforce the Iving of a chance In life to those hite children who are being blighted V the ignorance and laziness of their irents. Could anything be more humane?? tlanta Georgian ? Anderson Daily Mall: Mr. Caloun Harris, secretary and assistant ? easurer of the Orr cotton mills, is tort in his accounts. The exact mount is not known yet, but it is beeved that it will be many thousands ' Hnllarc nprhnnn ns much SS 150. )0. Mr. Harris was arrested this lornlng on a warrant sworn out by [r. J. D. Hammet, president of the till charging him with breach of ust.