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remark to his royal highness. "It
has heard of your victories and of
your great personal courage in the
"I won't deny I have courage," the
prince replied, "but there is no merit
in that. My great ancestor Kara
george (Black George, founder of
the present Servian dynasty) threw
the Turks into a panic whenever he
appeared! My father is a brave man.
In my opinion, valor and cowardice,
intelligence" and stupidity, nobility
and baseness are hereditary traits.
"It I have courage it is the gift of
God, and I am thankful to Him. I
am thankful, too, that I command my
brave Servian soldiers, unsurpassed
In the world for courage and endur
ance. Another cause I have for
thankfulness in the midst of our
great peril is, that the cost of war
will not fall too heavily upon my little
"In the recent war we nearly dou
bled our territory and acquired
abundant granaries in Macedonia and
Old Servia. These new possessions
have furnished us already with won
"They have waited five centuries to
be able to march once more under
the Servian flag and their dearest
wish, which is mine also, is to fight,
if necessary to die, for free and united
L. Reker, who Is conducting the war
against the dope traffic, has sprung
a witness in the person of Thos. S.
Roberts, who made the statement
that in the last 40 days he has bought
enough dope at Truax, Green & Co.
to "kill 40tt men." Roberts is said to
be a former Inmate of Kankakee asylum.
CLAIMS SEA BATTLE REPORTS
London, Aug, 8. In the house of
commons this afternoon Home Sec
retary McKenna, after emphatically
denying the report printed by the
(J Dally Mall that a naval engagement
had taken place, denounced the publi
cation of "such false reports." He
declared that the government will
not withhold the news when the fleets
actually fight, but said that premature
reports of victory worked incalculable
damage to the British cause.
IMPORTANT DOPE TESTIMONY
, Ass't Corporation Counsel George 1
Washington. President Wilson to
name C. S. Hamlin of Mass., formerly
ass't sec'y of treasury, governor of
federal reserve board. Frederick A.
Delano of Chicago will be vice gover
nor, Aberdeen, S. D. W. A. Kefield,
former French navy stoker, shot hy
robber. Was en route to enlist.
Washington. Owen amendment to
new currency law, which places
banks which are part of .new system
on par with national banks, passed
Washington. House adopted con-
Lfejrence report on reclamation bill ex
tending penoa oi payment on recla
mation projects from 10 to 20 years
in interest of western irrigation set
tlers. Washington. Capt. Eberly report
ed to navy dep't from Puerto Plata,
Santa Domingo, that general armis
tice for 1,5 days throughout Domini
can republican had been signed by
Pres. Bordas and Legalists junta.
leaders endeavoring to bring about
early adjournment of session of Con
gress to permit Pres. Wilson to leave
Washington and get much-needed
Washington. Senate confirmed as
members of federal reserve board
Paul M. Warburg and Frederick A.
Delano. Completes reserve board.
Oklahoma City, Okfa. Sensation
al charges of corruption in Tuesday's
Democratic primaries made by all
three candidates for governor, Al Jen
nings, J. E. Robertson and R. J. Williams.