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NEW SALOON SCHEME.
Rich Men in Los Angeles To Purchase All Resorts. From the Los Angeles Herald. This city will in the near future vote on a plan for regulating saloons which prom ises: No treating. Only the purest liquors to be sold. Bartenders given a percentage on all "soft” drinks to push the sale of non In toxicants. No violations of existing laws. No liquors sold to minors or drunken men. ■No women allowed in siiloons. The city to reap the profits. This will be inaugurated in Los Angeles if the olty will authorize a coterie of cit izens known as the "Gothenburgers” to acquire the saloons and turn them over to a holding company. They are all men of independent means, who believe they wee in the plan a rational solution of the «aiuuii proDieui. Los Angeles has a novel provision in Its city charter for direct legislation. By this the people may obtain by direct vote any ordinance which the city council re fuses to pass, provided Its urgency is hacked by a sufficient number of voters. Only twice has the method been Invoked —once upon a proposition to banish all Slaughter houses from the city and once to close all saloons. Both failed. Petitions signed by 15 per cent of the] voters at the last general election form the first step. With the petitions ns a draft of the proposed legislation. When enough signatures are secured the peti tions go to the city council, whose duty It Is to pass the legislation without amendment, or at once call a special elec tion. Should the petitions contain less than 15 per cent and more than .7 per cent of the voters, the snbject Is placed upon the ballot at the first general elec tion. Los Angeles holds Its municipal elections hlennlally. The main idea of the plan comes from Gothenburg, Sweden, which has practiced with success this method of' operating sa loons for 40 years. At present Los Angeles has 200 saloons and over 200.000 Inhabitants. The district in which the saloons operate Is confined to the business center. Each pays a li cense of }75 a month to the city. The men who are backing this plan are William Meade, bank president: Homer Laughlin, who made a fortune In potter foe at liast Liverpool, Ohio: Dr. John R. Jtaynes, millionaire and socialist; E. L. Doheny, who controls the oil output of Mexico: J. Ross Clark, brother of Senator Clark and vice-president of the Salt Lake railroad, and Abbott Kinney, founder of the famous beach city of Venice. Football and the Colleges. Prom the Reader. It will soon bo time for college pres idents to declare their policy in the matter of football. Which will be the first to pronounce against it? Let no easy moralizer suppose that the deci sion will be casually made. Destruct ive as football has been to life, limb and scholarship, it remains one of the chief baits of the colleges. The ath letic young man wishes to go where his abilities will be utilized and where he will enjoy the society of men with tastes and activities similar to his own. Other young men wish to go to universities where " there is some thing doing.” They like the excite ment and contest of the game. They want, in short, something to yell for— and there is nothing that offers such unrivalled opportunities for yelling us football. It is not the learning of the faculty or the policy of the institution so much as it. is under-graduate so ciety and excitements that tempt the average American when he makes his choice of a college. The college pres ident klows this. And so human Is he that he himself enjoys presiding over a college that finds honors easy in the athletic field. He likes the zest of the game—likes, even, to be disturbed at midnight by a mob of young fnaniacs, who surround his respectable mansion and yell “Prexy. Prexy!” til he comes out to congratulate them on their day’s victory. College presidents look as if they were grown up. but they are not. No one worth anything is grown up. And the real reason that the pub lic holds on to football the way ft does, in spite of the fearful tragedies asso ciated with it, is because, for the mo ment, every mother’s son on the grand stand or bleachers, feels the heart of youth leaping in him as he watches, breathless, the hotly contested game. BUYING HEAT UNITS. Large Consumers of Coal Adopting This Method. Buying coal on the heat unit basis is becoming increasingly and deservedly common. One of the latest proofs of this is given in Oassier’s Magazine, which states that j Chicago is said to have let contracts for 200,000 tons of coal on this basis. In the case of the Chicago deliveries. If the coal test show's 13,000 British ther- i mal units, moisture ten per cent, and ash | eight per cent, the price Is to be $2.30 per ton; but If the coal varies in heat units the price is to vary accordingly. On a 6000 ton contract an analysis of the coal is made once a week. The sample Is taken by the regular methockJind analyzed ' and reported to the consumer and the contractor. Czar of the Summer Hotel. Harriet Quimby in ILeslie’s Weekly. In the management of a hotel, summer or otherwise, aside from the manager, who must be the most tactful and at the same time most reserved, sort of man, i making friends easily, yet holding them1 at a certain distance, comes the steward! upon whose shoulders falls much of the responsibility which is appreciated later in the proflt-and-loss account of the sea son. The steward does all the buying. He must watch the market In order to have the freshest fruit and vegetables at the lowest price. He must also be en dowed with a sixth sense which tells him how much to order so that there will he sufficient for all, yet no less from over supply of perishable material. It is Bafo to sav that an inexperienced manager, assisted by an inexperienced steward, can lose more money in one season than ex perienced and first-class managers can make in five. To the vast army of bon vlvants served by soft-footed waiters who deftly place upon the table dishes so skill fully prepared that they look as if grown by nature for the purpose, the kitchen with its hundreds of workers is a realm unknown and even unthought of. But to prepare the various delicacies which go to make a perfect dinner, a half dozen or so women do nothing from early morn ing until late at night but peel potatoes, others peel onions, and there are special strippers for corn and a separate corps of workers for each vegetable. In many hotels women are not liked as assistants, but in others they are always hired as vegetable cooks. It being maintained by certain authorities that they are more successful in this particular department than are men. But a woman chef for roasts and broils, or for sauces, is un known In this country. RED CROSS PLANS FDR HUMANE ACTS Rules Adopted to Regulate Care of Winded ENEMY TO RESPECT THEM Belligerents Are Always to Respect the Rights of the Hospital Corps and Accord Them Every Facility. Geneva, Switzerland, July 7.—The final text of the Red Cross convention, whereby practically all the nations of the civilized world agree upon rules in the matter of treatment of the sick, wounded and dead, members of fhe hospital corps and nurses In time of war, shows a number of changes in the antiquated convention of 1864. The protocol of this new convention, which was signed last night by William C. Cary Sanger, who was assistant secre tary of war under Secretary Root,; Rear Admiral S. Perry, president of the Naval War college; Gen. John B, Davis, judge advocate general of the American army, and General O’Reilly, surgeon general of the American army, all acting In behalf of tlta United States, gives until Decem ber 31, 1906, for the ratification of the convention by the governments concerned. The main features of the new treaty are as follows: Respect Enemy’s Wounded. Chapter 1 Is devoted to the wounded and sick. Each belligerent is required to re spect and care for sick and wounded of ficers, soldiers and others attached of ficially to the enemy’s army who fall Into Its -hands. Should one belligerent be com pelled to abandon sick and wounded on the field, and leave members of the hos pital corps and material for their care, such sick and wounded become prisoners of the enemy, subject to the stipulation made by the belligerents for the ex change of prisoners after each engage ment. The final occupant of the field shall adopt measures to find all wounded and dead, and to protect them against pillage before the final dlsposul of t'he bodies by burial or incineration. The occupant of the field is charged with a scrupulous examination of the bodies of the enemy. There shall be a re ciprocal exchange of Information rela tive to the dead, and all letters, perso nal objects and valuables found on the field shall he gathered and transmitted to the other side. Hospital Corps Immune. Chapter two provides for the Immunity of members of the field hospital corps. This immunity shall cease should the party in question commit acts prejudicial to the enemy, but the carrying of arms by members of the hospital corps, the presence of pickets or sentinels around a hospital ot the presence of the arms of the wounded within a hospital, do not constitute grounds for the waiver of such Immunity. Chapter three details the protection to be accorded the various branches of the hospital corps the members of which are exempted from the treatment given pris oners of war. Other chapters provide for the protection of hospital material, and the immunity of convoys conducting evacuations, and request that the various governments adopt repressive laws agains the commercial use of the Red Cross emblem. The provision relative to arbitration by the permanent tribunal of The Hague Is limited to an Interpretation of the terms of the new convention In times of peace. In addition to the leading nations of the world, China. Corea, Siam and Congo were among the pariiHpaiits of The i-wi ference. The Russian and Japanese dele gates took a most active part in the pro ceedings, mingling with a most friendly spirit. Receipt for His Brain. From Harper's Weekly. An Ohio politician enjoys telling of a political discussion he once overheard in a country grocery store. In some way the argument, quite a heated one, degenerated into a dispute In which one side took the position that the others were crazy to entertain such political tenets ns theirs. At this point a solemn-looking individ ual, who up to this time had held his peace, suddenly interjected: “Gents, I want to say that I'm the only sane man here that has the papetB to prove it!” The crowd gazed upon him in astonish ment. “It is true, gents.“ continued the sol emn-looking Individual, as he drew forth a document from the recesses of his coat, “here's my discharge from the state in sane asylum." Was In League With Most. Seattle, July 7.—The police today re ceived positive evidence that August Rosenberg, the Seattle man who is now under arrest at Altona, Prussia on sus picion of forming a plot that meant the ussassination of Germany’s sovereign, was in league with the late Johann Most, the notorious anarchist. Hiflh Priced Horse Shipped. Ikmdon. July 7.—Rock Sand, winner of the 2000 guineas, the Derby, and the St. Leger In 1903. recently purchased by Au gust Helmont for 3125,000 was shipped to New York today. LO.V ROUND TRIP Excursion Rates Via Atlantic Coast Line. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 12, 13. 1«. 2*. *• JulY *• 7. ». Anal limit 16 days. Extension can be secured to September 30, 1306. Nashville, Tenn.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 10 1L 12. 18, 18. 26. July s. 6. 7, final limit 15 days In addition to date of sale. Ex tension of limit can be secured to Sep tember 80, 1906. San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.— Low rates account Natfonal Educational association. July 9. 13. Dates of sale June 24 to July 6. InclUBlve. Final limit Sep tember 15. 1906. Stop-overs and side trips Lexington. Ky.—Rate one first-class fare ! plus 25 cents. Dates of sale July 29, 30 and August 1. Final limit August 6, 1906. I Knoxville. Tenn.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale jun€. j; 18, 19, 23. 24, 30, July 7. 14, 15, 1906; flnai 1 limit can be secured to September 30, 1906. Asheville. N. C.—Rate one ■ first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale July 25. 26, 27, 1908, final limit August S. 1906. Extension September 30. 1906. Monteagle. Tenn.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 19. 30, July 3, 5, 19, 20. 21. 2*. 29. 30, 31. Au gust 16, 17„ final limit August 31. 1906. For rates or any Information see ticket sgent or communicate with T. C. WHITE. 44-t( <3. P. A., Savannah. Oa. Auction! Audio i! Auction! Now is Your Opportunity! Having decided to close out my Birmingham store, located at 2110 Second Avenue, will sell at auction the entire stock, consisting of a complete line of new and up-to-date Furniture, Stoves, Ranges, Sewing Machines, Housefurnishings, etc., etc., Beginning Monday. July 9. at 10 o’clock A. M. Ladies Are Especially Invited to Attend DONT FORGET THE TIME AND PLACE! Every morning at 10 o’clock. Every evening at 3 o’clock. Mr. W. T. Parker, Auctioneer, will conduct the sale. Your friend, F*. C. VAIMIV "The One Price Cash Furniture Man” 216-1S-20 First Avenue,.PRATT CITY Both Phones 37 2110 Second Avenue, - BIRMINGHAM Peoples Phone 1834 Bell Phone 3978 DEATH PEHALTY SILL ON ROCKS Strong Opposition Develops in the Lower House _ REVOLUTIONIST ARRIVES Delegate From Siberia Flaunt* His Colors and Boasts of Having Pre sided Over a Big Revolu tionary Meeting. St. Petersburg, July 7.—The bill of the lower house of parliament for the aboli tion of the death penalty went on the rocks today between the caucuses of the eentrlBts and the council of the empire, a majority of which was opposed to its acceptance in Its present form. The sub stitution of a measure abrogating the provision of the code whereby civilians come under the Jurisdiction of military courts In "a state of exceptionable se curity,” a minor form of martial law which is the chronic status or nine-tenuis of Russia, will solidify the parliamentary opposition to the ministry. A considerable faction of the centrists, particularly the industrial and commer cial representatives decided for tactical reasons to follow the lead of the lower house, and pass the bill unchanged. But the demand for the retention of the death penalty came with the greatest Insistence from the representatives of the border districts, where the penalty Is most In use. Poland and the Baltic provinces, who feel themselves In the grip of the revolutionists and terrorists without the summary pressure of martial law. Virtually Abolishes Death Penalty. It was proposed virtually to abolish the death penalty except where circumstances Justify the proclamation of martial law, such as armed uprisings where the au thorities are given free hand to summon drumhead court martial and use the firing squad. This rejection of the first fruits of tlis legislation of the lower house has re vived the old demand for the abolition of the council of the empire as a wall be tween the Emperor and the people. Dr. Nlcholaleffsky, who was elected a member of the lower house from Kras noyarsk. Siberia, has arrived here. He openly flaunts the revolutionary colors. In an Interview today he avowed himself an active member of the revolutionist organization. He said that Just before his departure he presided at a great revolu tionary meeting at Krasnoyarsk. Cavalry sent to disperse the meeting Joined the revolutionists in parading behind the red flag In place of the national colors. GREATEST WOMAN. In History of Orient Wat Hatshepsu. Was Crowned a King. From the London Globe. One of the greatest works of archaeo logical exploration of recent years Is that which the Egyptian exploration fund has been for more than ten years engaged upon—the clearing and partial restora tion of the great temple of Amen and liathor at Dler-el-Bnharl, near Thebee. There were two temples at Dler-el-Ba liari. the older the funeral temple of King Menthueirp III. of the Twelfth Dy nasty, about B. C. 2500. the latter the splendid fane erected by the great Queen Hatshepsu about R C. 1500. This latter temple Is the one on which so much time and money have been expended. The outlay has not been wasted, for we have restored to us the memorials of the life and deeds of one of the most remarkable women the Orient lias ever produced. The daughter of Thothmes I. by his beaut if u l wife. Queen Aahmes, she was early associated with her father, and on the walls of the birth chamber of the temple we see the scenes representing her birth as a divine incarnation of her father, Amen-Ra. All monachs of the great Theban dynasties were supposed to he children of Amen. On another wall is depicted the ceremony of her corona tion as kin, for she assumed male attire, even a false beard, and used all the kingly titles In her inscriptions. One very important series of sculptures is that which represents the return of t lie great naval expedition which she sent to the incense-producing land of Punt, probably Somaliland, which, under Nashl. her admiral, the Raleigh of the period, returns laden with rich treasures and strange animals, birds and plants. The new volume on the exploration which has Just been Issued by the ex ploration fund contains some very inter esting matter, for it relates to the shrine of Amen-Ra and the forecourt, all of which were richly decorated with sculp tures. ^ The •shrrthe,* which consisted of two rooms, was entered by a lofty granite doorway, and on either side of the door are representations of the man queen, wearing the crowns of upper and lower Egypt. A specially Interesting scene her.e represents the Queen being brought before Amen, and the god Thoth, or Her mes. acts as priest, and Introduces her with a curious addess: “She salutes thee; she speaks (to thee.) She cools thee with water, she gives thee incense. The double Is satisfied when she fumigates thee with the eye of thy own body, her Incense. O, Amen, lord of the thrones of the two lands, when thou resteth In thy abode, where thy beauties ure worshipped, grant her life, strength and happiness.” Such Is the threshold prayer. The shrine no doubt contained the two scared boats of the morning and evening, boats in which he sailed across the sky. In the Inner and dark shrine chamber was the splendid shrine of ebony, in which the statue of the god was kept.” In Egypt, unlike other lands except Greece, the names of artists of great works are known, and handed down. In regard to this great temple we know that the architect was a man named Senmut—who, in addition to his artistic abilities, was a minister of state, “Chan cellor” and “Bearer of the Royal Beal.” He it was who built this and many other temples for his royal mistress. The work of decoration was given to a man named Tohutl, the record of whose life is found on a stela discovered by the Marquis of Northampton. CUB REPORTERS. Sent to Write Up Fire, Hand* City Editor Following. From Tit-BIta. The angels of night had spread their ebony wings over the vast €lty, and a stillness as deep and profound as that which envelopes the etarllt, trackless prairie was brooding o'er the red-tiled cot tages of Kimberly Crescent, wherein the weary workers, worn out by their Hercu lean labors, were snatching an all too brief Interval of repose on the lotua scented breast of Morpheus, when from out the eerie void of silence there rang forth, with paralyzing suddenness, a stentorian shout of "Fire!" No eooner had the dread alarm ceased to fling 11s reverberating thunder over the responsive housetops than the sleep ing settlement became a veritable pande monium of noise and confusion. Pike myriads of bees front an overturned hive, the startled denizens swarmed Into the streets and focused their dilating eyes upon a dazzling effulgence In the skies, the crimson luster of which made It all too awfully evident that a conflagration ! of unprecedented fury was raging In the near vicinity. I,1ke a flotilla of fishing boats swept ir resistibly on before a mighty, rushing tidal wave, the crowd surged In a con glomerate, Inextricable noss to the pre cise locality where the fire demon held maniacal sway, and a wall resembling the cry of a lost soul shut out of Paradise filtered through their lips ss they dis cerned the form of a wondrously beauti ful maiden, clad In an expulsltely chaste robe de nult, peering with the eyea of & GOES TO GERMANY FOR NE W PO TA TOES Washington, July 7.—(Special.)—Every now and then the department, of agrl^ culture sends out an agricultural ex* l plorer to gather In new food, forage and ornamental plants from different corners of the south. Sometimes these men are sent more or less at random Into strange places to see what they can see. More often, however, it is known in a general way what they want and what they are going to bring back. A ease of the lat ter sort lias recently arisen partly as a result of passing the free-aleohol bill. It seems that in Europe there is a pecu liar type of the potato, known as the “stock potato.” because it is largely raised for stock feeding*. 14 +?T-farger and coarser than the potato which Is served on the table, but about twice as much weight. can bo raised to the acre. The potato is not only valuable for stock feeding but It is a good producer of alcohol, and with alcohol In the arts on the free list there Is bound to be a great demand for alcohol-producing farm products. The agricultural explorer In question is X. E. Hansen of North Dakota. One part of ills mission is to bring back with him the stock potato, but he will have mai\v more commissions especially In connection with hardy varieties of northern fruits. In connection with the potato industry in Europe Hansen will he charged, be sides securing tlie large stock type, with getting some of the disease-resisting va rieties. The potato lias suffered a great derr1 from disease lately and It Ih known that thpre are some disease-resisting sorts In central Europe that are likely to prove adaptable to some portions of the Uni ted States. startled fawn from one of the upper windows of the burning domicile. "Merciful heavens, she will perish!” vo ciferated the crowd In cyclonic chorus. "For pity’s sake, save her!” And, as If In providential answer to this clamorous appeal, the tire engine t bund rede like u rampant monster of the antediluvian pe riod down the congested thoroughfare, and a tumult of cheering that seemed to cleave the heavens In twain greeted the appearance of an Intrepid young fireman of Titanic proportions, who had reared an elongated ladder against the side of the burning edifice, and was bounding up } j with the strides of n Colossus to the res cue of the distressed damsel. With what a dazzling luminosity did the pellucid orbs of the preposssslng young lady light up when site descried amidst the asphyxiant smoke the form of her in domitable deliverer! A.nd what a mighty fusllate of ecstatic shouts burst from the leather-lined lungs of the marveling mul titude as the valiant fireman’s aX shiv ered the window' frame! Instantly a dense exhalation of volcanic vapor vol leyed forth with Vcsuvian velocity, but the imperturbable fireman leaped into the red-hot furnace of flame with the invul nerability of a salamander, and when lie reappeared he held In his charred and blackened arms something which, but for an occasional eel-like wriggle and a char acteristically feminine anxiety concern ing the symmetry of Its back hair, might have been mistaken for a marble statue. For a moment the magnificent figure of the lion-hearted rescuer poised Itself. In an eye-blinking frame of fire, on the scorched window sill. Then, enfolding Ids fair burden in a glant-llke, yet infinitely ■tender, embrace, ho made a breath-sus pending dive into the yawning fire-escape, an not a second too soon, for, simul taneously with his precipitous passage Into safety, a gorgeous pyrotechnlcal dls I play of sparks betokened tho collapse of the roof, and the fire doamon, weary ing of bis saturnallan holocaust, permit ted himself to be reduced to impotence by the tong and tons of aqueous artillery which the firemen poured In a Niagara like cataclysm upon the once massive but now woefully married and mutilated cottage. Dog's Mind Becomes Blank. From the New' York American. That hie dog. a valuable mastiff, was suffering from apliasla. Induced by fright, was the remarkable announcement mad* by a veterinary yesterday to Wither Per kins of Moorls Purk, L. I. The mastiff had been acting strangely7 since the terrible windstorm which visited the vicinity on Saturday night when i particularly rowdy gust of wind carried him, In his kennel, 600 feet. When Mr. Perkins missed the dog tin next morning he hud but to follow the j course of the wind of the previous night. | He found the mastiff cowering in his ken- i nel, which had lauded in an upright posi tion. The dog had apparently passed a sleepless night after the house-raising episode, and was almost paralyzed w’itii | fear. When dragged Into the open he gazed at his master with unrecognizing eyes. Each member of the family was brought before the animal in succession, and it knew none of them, although it ha.l lx»en raised from a pup by the Perkinses * and wus regarded almost as one of the family. Meat which was placed before the dog as a test was devoured, but it whs appar ent that lie ale automatically ami did not recognise the meat as food. Foods That Make You Fat. 0. Elliot Flint In "Dieting vs. Exercise to Reduce Flesh." In The Outing Maga zine. Potatoes, peas, halted beans, fata.-i, sweets—such as puddings, pies and cake—ale, beer, sweet wines and even water when taken with meals, all con duce to obesity. But, in lieu of the foregoing flesh producers, one may satisfy hunger with a moderate amount of lean meats, poultry, fish: with fruits (excepting figs, dates and bananas), and with vegetables, such as spinach, string beans, egg plant, celery, beets, etc. I would recommend also that those overfat from a too rich and too generous diet abstain from much liquid at mauls, but that they drink copiously of water between meals to flush their systems. Water, be It remembered, is an excellent purga tive. Scarcity of Hickory. From the Baltimore Hefald. Hickory, one of If not the most valu able of our native woods, has become ao scarce that niftny substitutes have of ne cessity been found for It. The wonderful Increase in (lie demand for buggies and carriages of the finer class had much to do, with the ‘ vlt^inl exhaustion of the great American hick ory forests. England. Germany, Chinn, Australia, Mouth Africa and the South American countries made strong requisi tions on the American supply. Years ago the soppy of this fine wood north of the Ohio river had been ex hausted. Despite substitutes and changed conditions, hickory remains otic of the most valuable of American woods. Feeding Steers on Pulp. From Country l.lfe In America. That the experiment of feeding steers on sugar beet pulp, ulfalfa hay and farm grains thus far seems to have been successful, will he a matter of much Interest, particularly to stock raising within eusy reach of the beet growing region, since the sugar fac tories produce vast quantities of pulp so far hard to get rid of, which, there fore, doubtless can he had for nothing, or at all events, for a price much be low Its actual value as feed. Our Marvelous President. From The Reader. "A marvelous man. President Roose velt." said an enthusiastic American to the Hon. John Morley. “I hardly know how one would describe ldni." "It is difficult." mused the distinguished statesman. Perhaps he (bight Ire called a cross between Kt. George and ."h. Vitus." The best half-tone cuts are mads by the Gawk Engraving company. Ag» Herald Building.