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MONTGOMERY, ALA., SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1925
38 PAGES
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CITY SCHOOL COST
Examiner Gumpf Completes Five
Year Audit Which Reveals Av
erage Annual Per Capita
Expense $29.40
COMMENDS LOCAL BOARD
AND SUPT. HARRISON
Total Expended Over Period $1,
646,845.65; Salaries Average
Monthly $129.56
The cost of opera'ing the city
schools of Montgomery for the
five year period July 1, 1920
July 1, 1925, was $1,646,945.65,
according to a five year audit of
the accounts of the city school
system just completed by Carl
Gumpf, expert accountant, and
furnished to members of the
school board by Mayor W. A.
Gunter, Jr. .
The per capita cost of each child per
year In the Montgomery schools on the
basis of net enrollment to total ex
penditures ? for a five-year average is
found by fhe accountant to be $29.40.
After calling attention to the high
standard maintained in the Montgom
ery schools, the accountant points out
that Montgomery’s per capita cost is
lower than \hat for cities of similar
size. He uses the comparison to call
attention to the efficient handling by
the city board of education of the
school funds of the city and of the ef
ficient direction of the school affairs
by Superintendent Harrison and his as
sistants. Discussing this phase of his
findings, Mr. Gumpf says in his report:
“This coordination of harmonized and
intelligently directed effort on the part
of the school board, the superintendent
and the faculty- affords the student
body of Montgomery, Ala;, a superior
quality of instruction and at a per cap
ita cost substantially lower than that
of any city of similar size reporting I
to the bureau of education of the
United S ates, so far as I am able to
obtain a record.” *
The report of the accountant points
out the great need for additional high
school facilities. He finds that at Sid
ney Lanier in the lust term there were
1.135 pupils. He estimates that there
will be an approximate enrollment of
1,250 pupils at Sidney Lanier In tho
The accountant reports that - the
books and records are kept with ac
curacy. He commends the superin
tendent and clerk who have charge of
the records for their economy in in
curring and efficiency in recording ex
penses and other Kerns of school opeta
tion and maintenance.
The report of the accountant dis
closes that during the five-year period
for which the audit was made the
Montgomery city schools received from
the state and county a total of $519,
113.62, or an average of 3103,822.72 per
year. The city of Montgomery has
given out of Its general fund for school
operation aiid interest on school bonds
i during the five years, a total of $472,
221.93, or an average of $94,444.39 per
year. He states that the city will pay
during the coming year in bond in
terest on account of public schools,
~ 346,075, which is the annual interest
charge on 6925,000 bonds outstanding.
(Continued on Pn^e Two)
THE \VEATHER
For Montgomery nnd violnltys
Sunday, probably becoming un
settled Sunday. The ItigheMt tem
perature Sunduy will be 88 to 93
degree*.
WEATHER BULLETIN.
D. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather
v Bureau.
nh^ervatlon* tak?n * t s p. m.. 71th me
ridian time. Auk. 29. 1925,
A pa hi cola 8 0 82 .
Atlanta 76 82 .
B’hani 82 92 .
Boston GC 78 .
Burrwood 7G 90 .
Buffalo 74 84 .
Charleston 76 78 .
Chicago 82 38 .
C* Christ! 84 88 .
Denver 74 84 .
D. Moines 86 92 .
D. City 90 94 .
F. Worth 92 94 .
Oalveston 84 86 .
Havre 72 72 .
Hatteras- 72 78 .
Helena 68 68 .
Huron 88 94 .
Jacksvllle 76 78 .
K. City 90 96 .
Memphis 88 94 .
Meridian 84 88 .
Miami.. ...
16
Mobile
N. Orleans
New York
N. Platte
Oklahoma
Palestine
Pittsburgh
Raleigh
S. L. City
Phoenix
S. Antonio
Prise o %
Savannah
Sheridan
Shreveport
St. Louie
Tampa
Toledo
Vicksburg
Washngton
VVilllston
Winnemea
70 84 .34
77 »8 . ..
80 86 . . .
66 74 ...
78 92 ...
88 96 ...
88 94 ...
78 84 ...
72 80 ...
80 84 ...
92 100 ...
82 92 .08
68 62 ...
74 80 ...
70 74 ...
92 98 ...
92 98 ...
80 86 .04
74 84
82 88 ...
70 78 .
66 68 ...
80 84 ...
tiourij uiuin-ruuiri'd ur • Ala.
(UOtli meridian time.)
7:00 a. m. ..74
8:00 k. m........ 77
0:00 h. m. ......80
30:00 a. m.83
11.00 a. m. ......84
12:00 noon .85
1:00 t>. m.80
2:00 p. b.87
3:00 p. m.86
4 :00 p. m. ... .88
6:00 p. m. . .R4
6:00 p. ni. ....79
7:00 p. m. ... .^7
Highest . sa -lowest . 72
Wet Uulb Relative
- . humidity.
7:0* ai m.67 6S
12:00 noon ..71 60
7:00 p. ..72 7» i
t*. H. SMYTH. .......
Alabama, Mississippi: Mostly cloudy,
probably local thundershowers In ex
treme south portion Sunday, Monday
generally fair, moderate, northeast,
shifting to southeast winds.
Georgia: Mostly cloudy and probably
local thundershowers In extreme south
portion Sunday; Monday generally fair
and slightly warmer, moderate to fresh
cast and southeast winds.
Extreme Northwest Florida, Florida:
Partly cloudy, probably local thunder
showers Sunday and Monday, moderate
northeast and east winds.
Louisiana: Sunday and Monday part
ly cloudy, probably scattered thunder
showers In southeast portion; warmer
In northeast portion Sunday.
Oklahoma: Sunday partly cloudy,
probably showers and cooler In west
portion; Monday showers, cooler In
east and south portions: cooler In the
northwest portion Monday.
East Texas: Sunday and Monday
partly cloudy, somewhat unsettled.
West Texas: Sunday and Monday
partly cloudy, probably showers In the
north portion; cooler In north portion
Monday.
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Sprinkles City;
Poors In Lowndes
■Rain, a few precious drops, de
scended on MontKO1*" *y Saturday
afternoon then ' on regls
terlng only
wather
Sb' -t t° “run ln
t> st ** reported from
0 ^wndes county during
.moon, while from Selma
was received of a sprinkle.
• Cloudy or partly cloudy is all
*** the encouragement the weather
menu for Sunday offers.
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FEDERAL OFFICIALS
SEEK ALLEGED LAI
Warrants Charge More Than Mil
lion Fleeced in Florida Rea'ty
Deals; One Arrest Al
ready Made
CHICAGO, ..Auer. 2D.—Federal offl
cials throughout the country tonight
sought five officials and two salesmen
of the Florida Land company fo.r
whom warrants were issued yester
day charging use of the mails with
intent to defraud.
Jacob Factor, a former barber, and
president of the Florida land venture,
which is said to have done a $1,500,
000 business here since last March,
was the principal man sought, and
word went out to watch embarkation
points in the belief that he might at
tempt to flee the country.
His brother, Nathan B'actor, was ar
rested here today and Is the only per
son in custody. U. S. deputy marshals
sit in the swivel chairs of the sump
tuously furnished offices of the land
company which is alleged to have dealt
in unimproved land on Orange county,
Fla., representing it as improved prop
erty located in a suburb of Orlando.
Among those questioned today was
Stanley Adamkiewicz, an alderman and
a former policeman who were mem
bers of a committee who went to
Florida to Inspect the property. Ada
kiewlcz said he believed the land to
be worth what was being charged for
It because land a short distance away
sold for a higher price. He sAid he
sold several lots for the company and
that an $800 commission Is still due.
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COOLIDGE RECEIVES
SON’S ARMY SALUTE
President Reviews Citizen Sold
• iers; Cameramen Train *
* J - Machines On John
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SWAMPSCOTT, MASS., Auk. 29.—
President Cooliuge, Commander-in
chtef of the army, received a salute
today from Corporal John Coolidge, his
sort at a visit to Camp. Devens.
As u publicity feature of the citizens
military training camp, the youth, with
cameras trained on him, was singled
out of the ranks after he and 1,400
comrades had marched in review as a
finale to their month’s training. With
the bearing of a soldier, he approached
his father, clicked his heels and sa
luted.*
Heturning the salute, the president,
with Mrs. Coolidge standing alongside,
said: *
"How have you been getting along,
John?"
"Fine, sir," replied the lad.
Then he took his place again in the
ranks for a round of calisthenics in
which all youths in camp partiepated.
Later John doffed khaki and in ci
vilian clothes went to the quarters of
Brigadier General Malvern-Hill Bar
num, camp commander for luncheon
with his father and mother. When
they' returned by motor to White
Court, he went with them for a visit
until his- parents conclude their vaca
tion.
PAYS LIQUOR CASE FINE
BUT LIBERTY IS CUT SHORT
Federal Agents Kenrrext Seaman Fol
lowing Scsefon In City Court.
MOBILE, ALA., Aug. 28.—Five min
utes after Slbena Gulterrez, oiler ol
the Mexican gunboat Bravo, under
going repairs here, had paid a $50 po
lice court fine for violating the pro
hibition law, he was arrested by gov
ernment officials on a warrant charg
ing violation of the traiff act and
locked/in tfte county jail wrhen he
failed to make $1,000 bond. Gulterrez
was arrested Friday carrying hand
bags containing 18 quarts of Mexi
can champagne cognac brandy which
he w'as bringing ashore, he said, to
celebrate a Mexican holiday with
friends. Two other members of the
crew were reported leaving the ship
wjth suspicious bundles.
TRIAL OF WARDEN HOWTON
IN WHIPPING CASE SET
Charge Drought By Slater of Flogged
Man
BIRMINGHAM. ALA., Aug. 29.—Pre
liminary hearing of the charge of as
sault and battery against Warden
Georgy Howton, of county convict
camp number 7, has been seif for Mon
day before Judge H. C. Abernathy.
The charge was brought by Mrs.
Della Walker, sister of Teague Whlt
ner, now' paroled, who was whipped by
the warden. The whipping of Win
ner and two other prisoners In the
L-amp was the cause of the grand Jury
Investigation Into the convict catnp
conditions. *
Whitner was granted a parole by
Governor Brandon on condition that he
pay his wife *50 a month for her sup
port. i
The grand Jury recessed yesterday
until Monday. Its report on the probe
of the board of revenue and on the
convict camp conditions are expected
to be made next week. About 84 In
dictments In minor cases were returned
In a partial report.
TOWING SHIP TO PORT
Meamshlp City Of Fort Worth Re
ceives Assistance At Sea.
GALVESTON, TEXAS, Aug. 29.—'
rhe steamship City of Fort Worth Is
being towed Into port by the Mallory
ine steamer Medina, according to ad
tlces received here today.
The vessels are scheduled to arrive
lere this afternoon.
No Information as to the nature of
the trouble on the City of Fort Worth
was available. The vessel was bound
for Houston.
FLAG IS FEATURE OF
Communist Member of Parlia
ment Declares Hatred of Union
Jack in Fiery Speech on
Opening Day
OUT FOR REVOLUTION IS
CRY HEARD BY MINORITY
Pardoned Convict From America
Receives Ovation From
Fellow Agitators
LONDON, Aug:. 29.—A fiery speech
by Shapurji Saklatvala, communist
member of parliament who Is going
shortly to the U. S. in which he de
clared he hated the Union Jack (the
British flag) and that he wap “out
tor a revolution,” marked the open
ing of a two-day conference today a|
Battersea of the so-called “national
minority party,” an offshoot of the
British Communist party.
Six hundred delegates attended and
listened to several revolutionary out
bursts.
Saklatvala Is a parsee of Bombay,
but represents North Battersea in the
house of commons. “I am going to
America," he said, “as a friend of the
working classes and as an implacable
enemy of the Union Jack, and British
Imperialism. British imperialism ought
to crumble in the dust. I am out to
work for a revolution and for the day
when the workers will control the
whole world. But before this comes,
you will have to face cold steel.”
Saklatvala said he was willing to
be shot in the cause of revolution.
Tom Mann, widely known labor ex
tremist, former president of the Inter
national Transport Workers federa
tion, presided and made a speech full
of fighting terms and condemnation
of employers.
James Larkin, famous Irish labor
radical who was convicted of criminal
anarchy in New York in 1919, re
ceived an ovation when he entered the
meeting. (Gov. Smith of New York
pardoned Larkin In 1923, but he was
later deported).
COAL STRIKE WILL
AFFECT RAILROADS
Ten Thousand Men Engaged
in Hauling Anthracite
Thrown Out of Work
PHILADELPHIA, Auer. 29.—The an
thraclto suspension ordered for Sep
tember 1 will not only mean a walk
out of 151V,000 worker**- excluding th*
8,000 to lO.OOO maintenance men re
maining In the mines by mutual agree
ment, but also will throw out of work
10,000* railroad men, officials of an
thracite carriers reported today.
The small host of rail employes di
rectly serves the local and the through
movement of hard coal produced^. Their
present tenure of employment after ,
"suspension Tuesday" officials said, !
waa good only for two days or bo at
the most. By then the roads would
have cleaned up the last of the coal ,
awaiting shipment. Immediately there
after, the anthracite carrying roads j
would issue order* closing down loco- I
motive and car repair shops in their j
hard coal territory, thus laying off i
several thousand shop men and car
repairmen, it was said. A similar or
der would go out for roundhouse men
and train and engine crews on mine
runs and through coal trains. The last
black steel coal "gondola” which- has
been a growing familiar sight in the
coal rush caused by the approaching
shutdown of the mines will go on a
siding to remain- until operators and
miners are again at peace.
FISHERMEN ADRIFT
• PICKED UP AT SEA
Sunburn, and Anxiety Only Suf
fering When Launch’s
Power Fails
. i _
PHILADEDPHIA, Aug:. 29.—Three
Vfiaml fishermen who were picked up
ihree days off the coast of Florida in
in open launch with no power, ar
•ived here today.
Enable to make any progress but
with plenty of food and witter, the
men suffered only anxiety and a lot
if sunburn. When the rescuing ship
locks tomorrow afternoon or Monday
morning they will return to their
homes by train.. They are Henry K.
Doles, owner and master of the
launch; Roy WlHette and Henry Van
Atta.
They were picked up by the AkwI
bay, en route here from Tampico.
“We sighted the launch on Wedncs
lay,” said Captain Fred W. Stehr.
•The sea was too rought for us to put
iut In a boat add the only thing left
was for us to run alose to the launch
which we did. The men had waved
ihelr desire for help.
"We struck the launch a glancing
alow and It almost capsized, but we
ivere able to drag the men aboard. Our
>h!p, with tanks filled with cargo, was
ow In the water and It was an easy
:ask. After we got the men the j
aunch sank."
RECORDS EARTH SHOCKS
Seismograph At Loyola Registers Tre
mors Lat» Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS, LA., Aug. 25.—An
:arth shock of great intensity was re
corded on the seismograph of Loyola
university here this afternoon. Father
Abel, seismologist in charge, suggest
ed that the shock was possibly 2,000
miles distant and probably reached
maximum intensity between 4:55 and
1:03 o'clock, central standard time.
Vibrations began at 4:55 and continued
to 5:30.
ENTERS SENATORIAL RACE
Colonel Frank 1.. Smith Seeks Repub
licun Nomination In Illinois.
CHICAGO, Aug. 20.—Colonel Frank
L. Smith, of Dwight. 111., (jhairman of
the Illinois commerce commission is a
candidate for the republican nomina
tion for U. S. senator and will enter
the primaries next year to contest for
the scat made vacant by the expira
tion of the term of Senator McKin
ley.
Allen F. Moore, of Montlcello, mem
ber of the republican national com
mittee from Illinois, announced Mr.
Smyth's candidacy tonight.
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TY COBB GIVEN CHECK FOR TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
ON TWENTIETH ANNIVEHSARY WITH TIGER BALL TEAM
FERTILIZER PROBE !
OPENSIlESDAYj
Eastman, Interstate Commis- j
sioner, Will Preside; Rates
Affect Southeast
Commissioner Joseph D. Eastman of |
the Interstate Commerce commission j
will preside at sessions to be held in
the senate chamber at the state capl- !
tol, beginning Wednesday, September
2, for the purpose of taking testimony
of representatives- of the public bear
ing upon the general Investigation by
the Federal Commission of railway fer
tilizer rates in the territory which in
cludes Alabama and other southern
states. The area affected by the in
vestigation embraces all of the ter
ritory south of the Ohio and Potomac
rivers east of the Mississippi river.
Hearings to take place at the state
house over an estimated period of ten
days, will make the first occasion in
twenty years that a member of the
Interstate Commerce commission has
personally presided at sessions in |
Montgomery in connection with a case j
pending before the I. C. C. Cornmis- |
sioner Eastman will be assisted by |
one of the examiners of the federal j
rate making body.
The investigation by the I. C. C. j
Into fertilizer rates in the territory j
stated, includes in its present status, i
three cases filed by the railroads j
against intrastate fertilizer rates In !
Alabama, Georgia and South Caro- |
lina. Alabama's rates on fertilizer will j
be vigorously defended by the Ala- j
bama Public Service commission, which
has already prepared much documen
tary evidence to be submitted togeth
er with oral testimony.
First hearings in the investigation
were held by the Interstate Commerce
commission in Atlanta, Ga., last spring,
at which time railroads submitted di
rect testimony. On invitation of the
Alabama Public Service commission ;
and the Alabama Farm bureau, which j
were represented at the Atlanta ses- j
sions. it was agreed that the ad
journed hearing for the presentation |
of testimony by tho public, would be I
held in Montgomery.
Attendance at the sessions in thb '
senate chamber at state house is ex- |
pected to reach between 150 and 20o. j
Those present will include n\en of !
prominence from all over the south;
farm bureau officials from all southern '
states, members of southern states j
utilities commissions, representatives of j
the American Farm bureau, and the
U. S. Department of Agriculture; rail- j
road executives and experts; officials
of fertilizer manufacturing organiza- j
tions, and representatives of traffic j
and civic organizations.
OPEN VERDICT GIVEN IN 1
BOOTLEGGER’S KILLING
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Coroner T'nnlile To Fix Responsibility
For I)en(h Of Liquor Aviator.
CHICAGO, Auk. 29.—The coroner's \
Jury .investigating: the slaying of Irv-j
lng iSchUg, the "flying bootlegger,"
and Harry Berman, gangster, S today
returned an open verdict falling to
fix responsibility for the murders.
The bodies of Schllg. who was re
puted to have carried liquor from Can
ada to the V. S. by airplane and Ber
man, were found yesterday morning on
the edge of an aviation field with bul
let holes through their heads.
Miss Pauline Livingston, former
Nashville, Tenn., stenographer and
friend of Schllg’s, was the principal
witness at the Inquest. She said gh<
knew of no threats against Schllg's
life and knew of no reason why any I
one might kill him.
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Georgia Peach Banquetted by
Club Owners and Given Token
of Appreciation
City of Detroit Joins Fans in
Honoring Idol of Diamond in
Song and Speech
DETROIT, Aug. J9.—Prank J. Na
vln, owner and president of the De
troit American league baseball club,
presented Tyrus Raymond Cobb, De
troit manager and veteran outfielder
with a check for 910,000 while 600 en
thusiastic ‘fans, city officials and
prominent baseball leaders looked on
at a banquet given to Cobb tonight
In honor of his completion of 20 years
of service on the Detroit club.
A $1,000 grandfather clock, as a tes
timonial from the city of Detroit to
one of Its prominent citizens, was also
awarded to the "Georgia • Peach" as
Cobb Is known to fandom. Then fol
lowed eulogies, In both word and song,
individual addresses of praise from
city fathers Including Mayor John W.
Smith and civic leaders, followed by a
few brief remarks from Cobb himself.
Timidly they were uttered as he
stood, visibly affected by this shower
of attention. Cobb, the hero of the dia
mond, whose name is known to every
school boy in the land and who' has
withstood the Jeerings and booings of
crowds with stoical silence, was
"fussed."
Among letters and telegram* read at
the festive board in praise of the fa
mous player were those from J. Honus
Wagner, star of National league activ
ities for many years and score of oth- j
er players and former players whose j
names are by-words in every sandlot i
and ball park in the country.
RENEWED ACTIVITY
AMONG RIFFS NOTED
Force of Four Thousand Appears
in Region of Upper Leben
River is Report
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FEZ, FRENCH MOROCCO,- Aug. 29.
—The Rlfflan tribesmen are display
ins: renewed activity along: the French
Moroccan front. Two of the most in
fluential caids leading a haiku, or na
tive force of about 4,000 men have ap
peared In the region of the Upper
Leben river, northwest of Tasa.
The French intelligence service re
ports the presence along the front of
small bodies of mounted Rlffians, who
heretofore supposedly have fought
only on foot.
General Maurln, Inspecto rgeneral of
artillery, who has Just returned to Fes
from the front, where he superintend- 1
ed the use of a powerful fountain i
gun, has corroborated the French ,
opinion here that the backbone of the 1
resistance of the Branes tribesmen has
virtually been broken. He reports that I
their submission to the French is con
tlnulng satisfactorily. The Tsoul
tribesmen, however, against whom op
erations were begun before thoso
against the Branes, have been more
refractory and are still pursuing small
nocturnal raids.
BONO IS ALLOWED
Former Tax Collector Of Fort Worth
Permitted To Make Ball.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Aug. 20.—
Bond of Albert Tankersley, former city
assessor and collector In Fort Worth
accused of misapplication of city
funds was fixed at $6,000 today. He
was Indicted In connection with the
alleged $60,000 municipal shortage, dis
covered by the new city manager upon
his advent Into office. The indictment I
against Tankersley alleges only a $3,- j
000 misapplication, however.
STATE TERMINATES
BELLE ELLEN PACT
Open Coal Market Competition
Contract Forms Abolished;
To Transfer Prisoners
By mutual agreement between the
state board of administration and the
Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land com
pany, the state will terminate Monday,
operation by employment of state con
vict labor, of the company's coal mine
at Belle Ellen, Ala.
Since February, 1924, under contract
between the board of administration
and the company owning the property,
the mine at Belle Ellen has been under
state operation. The coal was mined
by the state through employment of
convicts, and the output of the mine
has been sold by the state on the open
market.
This contract expires August 31, and
will not be renewed. It was stated by
members of the state board of admin
istration Saturday, that state convicts
Who have been working in the mine
at Belle Ellen will be removed. In the
future, it was stated, the mine will be '
operated by free labor, and the state |
will be relieved from competing in the j
open market, with the product of other j
mines in'the state.
At Belle Ellen mine, about 165 state
convicts have been employed. These
will be removed Monday, and distrib
uted to other prisons or prison camps
where they will be placed at other
work.
The contract of the state with the
owners of the coal mine properties at
Belle Ellen, which contract will expire
Monday, was entered Into by the board
of administration in'accordance with
the announcement made by Governor
W. \V. Brandon nearly two years ngo.
He stated that it was his purpose and
that of the board, to abolish thq leasing
of state convicts in Alabama, through
contracts with coal operators owning
the mines where convicts had been
worked In the mining of coal, whereby
the convicts would be under the direct
and constant supervision of the state’s
representatives insldo the mine as well
as outside, at work as well as at rest.
With this In view, several forms of
contracts were made and were put into
operation to determine by practical
test, which form of contract was most
advantageous to the convicts and the
state. The board and the governor
have reached the conclusion that the
form of contract whereby the state
mined and sold the coal is not desirable
because of the necessity of the stats
competing In open market for sale of
the output. That form of contract has
therefore been abandoned.
At Banner, Flat Top and Aldrloh
mines, the stuto leases the mining prop
erties from the owners and operates
them with convict labor, on a price per
ton basis, 1: o. b. curs, the state not
participating In any way in the sale of
the coal mined. At these mines also,
convicts worked in the mines are under
the constant supervision of the state's
representatives.
ASSAULTED WITH KNIFE
Doc Mann Cut* Itlfltllcgburgcr la Vnder
Hand.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA,, Aug. 29.—Doc
Mann of Republic was in a hospital
suffering with a severe knife wound
over his heart and T. M. Riddleshurger.
also of Republic, Is under 1500 bond
on a charge of assault with Intent
to murder, as a result of an argument
today at Republic.
County deputies were making an In
vestigation Into the Incidents of the
assault.
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Order to Pack Up and Get Out
Climaxes Career of Erstwhile
Home Run King’s Most
Disappointing Season
MISCONDUCT CHARGED TO
BASEBALL FANS’ FAVORITE
Manager Huggins Declines to
Give Details; Bambino Seems
To Be Unworried
NEW YORK, Aug. 29.—
By The Associated Press.—Babe
Ruth, baseball’s champion slug
ger of all time, picturesque idol of
youthful millions and the highest
salaried player in the major
leagues, tottered from his throne
today.
Indefinite suspension and a fine of
15,000 Imposed at St. Louis by Mana
ger Huggins of the New York Yan
kees with a brief explanation that
Ruth had been guilty of "misconduct
off the field,” were the vehicles of
the diamond king's descent. I
Officials of the team here could not
be reached tonight In an effort to cast
additional light on the circumstances
leading to the punitive steps of Hug
gins. Other sources of baseball in
formation 'In the metropolis were
without information and the general
air of the mvstery which has resulted
from the almost collapse of the once
powerful Yankee team and the losing
fight of the hapless Giants to retain
the National league championship
against the aggressive Pittsburg
Pirate machine.
The fall of Ruth from grace carried
the New York bleacherltea back to
the close of the season of 1922 when
babe paid the penalty of a 30-day sus
pension without pay for violating the
rule against barnstorming by world
series players. Unsatisfied with his
record that season, during which he
was frequently a target of criticism,
Kuth called together the baseball
writers of the metropolis at a dinner
and promised to "turn over a new
During: the next two campaign* on
the diamond he played brilliant base-.
ball and conducted himself so far be
yond reproach that In 1923 he was ad
judged the most valuable player to
his club In the American league.
Stricken with Influenza and indiges
tion In the Yankees' training camp at
Hot Springs, Ark., early In April, the
American league batting champion
spent almost two months In a New
York hospital after having been taken
from a railroad train unconscious, upon
His arrival here from the south. Weak*
ened by his long illness, which Included
an operation for abscesses, Huth was
of little help to the Yankees for an
other month after rejoining the team
on June 1 and was forced out of the
lineup June 34 with swollen legs and
ankles.
He returned to the batting order a
week later, but he never attained to
the hitting heights which he reached In
the seasons of 1920, 1921, 1923 and 1924,
when he soared well over the .300
mark. This year he has been averag
ing but slightly more than .270.
Heaviest Fine on Record
Records here failed to reveal a fine
as large as that imposed today on Ruth
ever having been inflicted before In
the history of the major leagues. It is
as large as many a player’s salary for
an entire season, although It merely
scratches the surface of the Yankee
outfielder's *52,000 pay check for the
season. His contract calling for that
(Continued on Page Two.)
STECK IS SET BACK
IN SENATE CONTEST
Democratic Candidate Loses to
907 of Cain in Iowa
Election Recount
WASHINGTON. Aug. 29,—The gain of
Daniel F. Stock, democratic contestant,
With Senator Brookhart. republican. In
the Iowa senatorial election, was re
duced to 907 votes tonight by a correc
tion of the official senate report of the
recount in three counties.
With the vote in two counties re
maining to be checked, Senator Brook
hart, on the basis of uncontested bal
lots, still retained a lead sufficient to
give him the office. Nearly 8,000 bal
lots have been challenged, however,
and It is on these that the final decision
Is believed to rest.
The correction of the senate's figures
for Washington, Winneshiek and Worth
counties lopped 20 votes from Steck's
figures and brought to 62 liis loss in
those counties.
Final figures on the recount will be
announced Monday with the completion
of Woodbury and Wright counties.
Senator Brookhart entered the recount
with a majority of 1,385 and Steck. on
the figures for the 77 counties com
pleted to date. Is 478 votes behind.
The senate's report today credited
Brookhart with 303,212 uncontested and
5,907 contested votes, and Steck with
310.917 uncontested and 2,065 contested
votes.
In the 77 counties In the state audi
tor's report, Brookhart received 307.259
and Steck 310,315 votes, showing 4,427
more votes than in the state count.
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IMPORTANT
I NOTICE
To Persons Living on Alabama
Highway No. 7 Between
Thorsby and Montgomery:
Wednesday’s Advertiser will
cohtain a very interesting
story to those residents on
Highway No. 7, between
Thorsby and Montgomery,
I and also to people living on
roads leading to Road No. 7.
He sure and read Wednes
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