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VOLUME XXXXIII_ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1913 H PAGES NUMBER 60 SUGAR AND ML TARIFF ALONE NOT EFFECTIVE AT ONCE Other Schedules to Be in Effect Immediately After Enactment of Bill SUGAR SUBJECT TO RATES UNTIL 1914 Dale for Wool Schedule Tentatively Agreed Upon—Final Session of Caucus to Be Held Today Washington, July 4.—Majority members or the Senate finance committee today decided all schedules of the new tariff bill, excepting sugar ami wool, should hi - come effective immediately after the en actment of the measure Into law. Sugar, with the approval of the demo rratic caucus, will he subject to the Payne-Aldrich rates until March I. 1814. Tentatively the committee agreed on a date for the wool schedule, but did not announce It because of a promise to con fer with Senators Walsh and Thomas, who could not be reached today. The committee will confer witli them i; before the final session of the caucus to morrow. Additional revenue was provided for by the committee when it decided, in view or the revenue tax on brandies used in forti fying sweet wines, lo levy a revenue tax of 115 pj, cent ad valorem on what are known as "spurious spicy wines," wines from Pummls and rectified with chem icals. Must Bear Label Containers of such wines must bear a ! label, showing what materials enter into the product. Just how much revenue will ! he derived from this, the committee could not estimate because the tax probably will curtail the present output consid erably. Another change proposed relates to the clause prohibiting importation of convict made goods. It was amended so as to read that such goods be excluded from countries which do not "prohibit" convict labor. Originally the clause read from countries which did not "restrict'' convict labor. Chairman Simmons said today that lie expected general debate on the bill to fiegi na week from Monday, lie will re port the measure probably next Wednes day and It is his opinion that the de bate will be limited to five weeks. Regarding the binding i£»oh|tit» which will be adopted by the caucus tomorrow: Senator Simmons said that its provisions would Mud every democratic senator who did not withdraw from the caucus wheth er be voted for the resolution or against it. or even if he wore absent when the vote was taken, uniesR he had previously pledged himself to his constituents lo vote against some rate or principle Involved in the bill. The senators attention had been called lo the fact that Senator Thomp son, had gone to Ids home in Kansas and could not attend (he caucus tomor row. Thompson to Support Bill "Senator Thom peon has given no notice Ihta he desires to he freed .. the caucus pledge" said Senator Simmons, "and the resolution would bind him Just as much as any other senator. In fact. 1 am assured that Senator Thompson In tends to support the bill." The amendment to the hill fixing a ' stamp tax on cotton sales sold for future delivery, members of the committee be lieve will bring in considerable revenue. Though the primary deals nof the amend ment Is to abolish stock exchange gam bling In cotton futures. It Is the general opinion that It will not do so, but that ii will considerably curtail It. "Should the stamp lax on cotton fu qlures deals fall to curtail tills form m stock dealing." Senalnr Simmons said to day. "the revenue to the government would he enormous." PREPARE TO PROBE MULHALLS CHARGE Rules Committee of House Provides for Sweeping Investigation Washington. July 4.—Resolutions for a broad investigation nr Martin Mnlhaii's sensational charges that present and for mer congressmen were inltuenced by ,i lobby of the National Association of Manufacturers will lie reported to the House tomorrow by the rules commit tee under rii agreement for speedy pass age. By telegraphing Representative Cuntrlll to return from Kentucky the committee got a quorum. Republican Leader Mann, Progressive Leader Murdock and Representative Nolan of California appeared, urging res olutions broad enough to Investigate the Mulhall charges, or in effect to permit the House to conduct a lobby investigation in dependent of the Senate. ► TWO PUOMTRATBD 11%' HGAT AT A \ MSA OX UAAIG Anniston, July 4jb~(Special.)— There were two heat' prostrations at the baseball game between the Anniston and Talladega teams here this afternoon. Howard Beavers of Talladega had \ an attack of epilepsy and t\ J. * Houser, president of the City Bank » and Trust company, suffered a biU f ous attack. Both were removed \ from the field by physicians and * soon recovered. \ i STORY OF DAVID LAMAR CAUSES BIG SENSATION DAVID LAMAR David Lamar, the “Wolf of Wall Street,” has proved h;s right to the/ title. While the Senate lobby investigating committee alternately gaspe<y and laughed in sheer amazement at the man’s impudence, Mr. Lam<y < confessed to a course of intrigue in which Wall street and the demt cratic party were to have been brought into close relations, with himself ■ as the pivot wheel of all future relations. KILLS WIFE AND TAKES OWN LIFE Shocking Crime Near Meri dianville When BenStrong Shoots Wife and Then Takes Own Life | Huntsville, July 4.—(Special. )—Ben | Strong, a farmer, murdered his wife at | their home, a mile from Meridianville, i toda>. by shooting her with a double ' harnr-lb'fi shotgun. He shot her twice in I the breast, both wounds being fatal, and j she died instantly. Then, reloading the gun, Strong went into a bedroom, sat <lown, placed the muzzle to his temple and blew off the top of his own head. Two young children of the couple saw the tragedy and ran a mile to Merid ianville and asked for a doctor. Neighbors who went to the Strong home were con fronted l?y a fearful scene of blood and disorder and saw that no doctor was needed, for Strong and his wife were dcai1. Strong was prominently connected throughout Madison county and no reason for the tragedy is known except that j the man was insane and there is strong evidence of this. A short time ago he had Otey Robinson, a confederate vet eran 80 years old arrested for an alleged assault on his 13-year-old daughter. The. charge at the time created a great sen sation. This was regarded as ridiculous at tlie time and that opinion was con firmed when Strong withdrew the war rant with no explanation except that the charge was false. Coroner Laughlin went to the scene of the tragedy today and began in in quest into the cause and circumstances of the case. FLEEING ROBBER KILLED BY AUTO Alleged Chicago Holdup Runs in Front of Automobile and Is Killed Chicago, July 4. —Fleeing from a holdup early today, two of three alleged robbers ran in front of an automobile and one of them, George Paulson, will die of a frac tured skull. His brother, Grover, was less variously injured. The trio, it is charged, held up a man at Western ave nue and West Sixty-third street, Eugene Whalen, Who was driving an automobile, was unable to check his speed ns the men dashed in front of him. The third man, who gave the name of George Pinkard, was locked up. MAN KILLS WIFE AND TAKES OWN LIFE Believed Mind Unbalanced by Predic tion of Fortune Teller—Jealous of Another Man Salisbury, Md., July 4.—'Durinp a tit of Jealous frenzy today, Nelson A. Baker of Pittsville, Md., shot and killed his wife in their home, then rushed to a field an.l shot himself to death. It is said that Baker had been told by a fortune teller recently that a man who frequently passed the Baker residence would take his wife from him, and that is thought to have unbalanced his mind. .....____ _ » MILITANT CAUSES SMALL RIOT; GIVES KING SCROLL Bristol. Englaifrl, July 1.—While the royal procession was on its way to the Agricultural show, at which the king was to officiate today, a suffragette darted from the sidewalk and, getting past the mounted equerry, reached the King's car riage and droppe d a scroll of paper on his majesty’« knees. - The equerry, wording around, drew his sword and struck the woman a light blow. The police then arrested her. The crowd made a rush for the suffragette, women in the crowd showing the greatest eagerness to maul her. One of them struck ner with an umbrella and another seized her by ihe hair. The police rushed their pris oner away in an automobile to escape the mob. After a short detention at the police sta tion the woman was released. She gave the name >f Maiv Richardson and her address as '.he headquarters of the Won uu * Social and Political union. NO TRACE OF BANDITS WHO ROBBED TRAIN IS FOUND BY POSSE • Daring Holdup by Masked Men Causes Great Ex citement — Nearly $35,000 Stolen Memphis. July 4.—An all-day search of the Tallahatchie river bottoms In the vicinity of BatesviUe, and Pope, Alls*., Ui -e* £jai rtny clues tv the two bandits who early today daringly held up and robbed Illinois Central southbound passenger train No. 1 at the trestle over the river bottoms just south of BatesviUe. Railroad and express company offi cials agree that the amount of booty secured by the robbers was compar atively small, ranging between $500 and $.i.»no. This train usually carries large amounts of money for small banks along the lines, but because today was a holiday the customary shipments were not made. The mail car, which niso was rifled, carried but few reg istered packages, according to Assist ant Postmaster Sol Seche of Memphis, but tiie value of these has not been estimated. Excitement Prevails Although the passenger coaches were not disturbed great excitement pre vailed among the people on the train when it was learned they harl been held up by bandits. According to a re port by Conductor Harrison, a few oi the passengers made a stand at tiie forward end of the negro coach and exchanged shots witli tiie robbers when they escorted the crews of the express and mall curs to the rear. 1 ho holdup occurred shortly after 2 o’clock in the morning, but it was not until after t; o'clock that the sec tions of the train were assembled and able to proceed southward. The ban dits halted the train on the long trestle just south of BatesviUe and after forc ing the crews of the express, baggage and mail cars to go to the rear, ordered the train cut, the engine and tiie cars containing valuables going about lour miles south. After looting the curs, the robbeis run the engine 20 miles south to Pope.Miss., ’where they abandoned it and escaped into the woods. Povses with bloodhounds will con tinue the search for the robbers, who are believed to be in hiding in the dense growth of the bottoms. Awakened by Shots Jackson. Miss., July 4.—"r was awak ened by three revolver shots tired in rapid succession followed by the jerk ing of the train under tile emergency brakes," said P. B. Jones of this city, who was a passenger aboard the Illi nois Central, which was held up and robbed at the Tallahatchie river near Batesville early today. Mr. Jones was In a sleeping ear and occupied "lower 13.” "1 afterward learned.” said Mr. Jones, “that ihe jerking of the train was caused by the robebrs placing the train on I lie bridge so that those aboard could not leave except at either end. The negro fireman was forced to un couple the baggage, express and mail ears and load a package of dynamite on the express ear. "There was considerable excitement among the passengers. Conductor Har rison went through begging for llre Iirms and urging/ everybody to stay in their berths and hide their valuables. All lights u;ere extinguished and doors locked. A few passengers made a stud at the end of the 1im crow car and shots were exchanged with the rubbers. It Is thought they Intended robbing the passengers. Flagman Fled "After the Hist shots were fired the flagman fled in the darkness to Talla hatchie where he found a long distance telephone. The wires Imd beep, disabled by the robber--, but the flagman cut a piece off Hie ground wire, restored con neclion and informed Sardis of Hie robbery. The affair 4 was skillfully planned ajid deliberately executed. "The negro fireman said they took two gunny sacks with money out of the express safe. They overlooked one sack (.Continued on Page Fourteen! « Hero cf Indianapolis Speed way Instantly Killed on Columbus Track __ MECHANICIAN DIES FROM INJURIES Accident Occurs Immediately in Front of Grandstand ai’d Witnessed by Thousands of Spectators. Body Horribly Mangled Col me linn. O., July 4.—Hurry C, Knight of IniiiniiiipoIlN, known an the ••hero of the InflianapOlim apceilwny.*’ wiiM nlmont liiMtnnly killed anil bin mechanician, Milton Mlehaelin, of Hous ton, T>\., was fatally injured Hit* aft rrnoo/ * heii Knlght'a front w heel blew n lit turned turtle on the llOtli lap 4F ** 200-mile automobile rare, vow Co £ under the auapirea of the t o Iit ^ Automobile asaflclatioB. q^o Jt had been out of the raco for cutes because of engine trouble O d jad just re-entered. He was said ? tye been going at 70 miles per hour g in the accident occurred. * ohnny Jenkins of Springfield, O, jis following Knight at a short dis tance and, according to some of the witnesses, ran over Knight's body, which had fallen to the track. Jenkins deciared he ran over something but does not know whether it was a body 'or a part of a machine. Head Badly Crushed Knight’s head was badly crushed and the top part torn off. His legs were driven to his armpits and the rest of the body badly mutilated. Michaelis, who is 19 years of age. is in a hospital in a critical condition. When the tire blew’ up the car turned over twice and landed in an upright position. Michaelis was thrown out at the first turn and suffered a fractured skull. Knight was pinned under his steering w'heel but fell out just as the car finally righted. He died almost im mediately after assistance reached his •side. Ralph i>e Palma, following close on the heels of Knight and Jenkins, was running at a high rate of speed, but managed to shave by the wrecked car without smashing into it. The accident occurred almost imme diately in front of the grandstand and v p.8 w itnessed by of spec tator*. Although Knight gave his residence as Tndia napolis, his pa rents live at Jonesboro, Ind., near Marion. He whs | 23 years of age. He gained the title of i "Hero of tile Indianapolis Speedway several years ago, when he smashed into a brick wall in preference to run ning down a driver who had been thrown from his car to the tracks. .Just before he resumed the race Knight bad been officially declared out of it because of time lost with engine trouble. Regardless of the officials he re-entered. Mulford Won Race Ralph Mulford won the race, break ing the world’s record for 200 miles on a dirt track. He made the distance in 3 hours. 21 minutes and 48 seconds. The previous best time was made on the t’olumbus track by .Spencer Wis hart in 3 hours, 28 minutes and 4% sec onds. Harry Endlcott was second with the time of 3 hours. 15 minutes and 34.55 seconds. Ernest Reeder was third with the time of 3 hours, 47 minutes, 53.65 seconds. Ralph HePalma finished fourth and just within Hie prize money with the time of 4 hours, 42.61 seconds. The prizes aggregated $5000. Physicians wrho examined his body tonight stated that Knight had died from the effects of a broken neck. A gasli of several Inches hi the back of the head laid the skull open. Resident of Atlanta Atlanta. July ,4.—Harry C. Knight, who was killed at Columbus, O.. to day when his automobile turned turtle during a 200-mile automobile race, had been a resident of Atlanta for two years, coming here from Indianapolis. His mechanician. Milton Michaelis. who received injuries from which he died late today, also had lived here for some time. The dead race driver was engaged in the automobile business here with his brother, Forrest Knight. The lat ter received the first news of the trag edy through a press dispatch tonight. He will leave early tomorrow for Co lumbus to take charge of his broth er’s body. ^ "My brother promised me on August 26. 1012, during the course of an auto mobile race at Columbus, where he was killed today, that he would never race again," said the automobilist’s brother here tonight. "However, over tures were recently made to him by a northern automobile company which drew him back into the racing game. | 1 have always feared that he would | meet his death if he persisted in motor I racing.” Pope Receives Muehlberj? Rome, July 4.—The pope today received ] In private audience the Prussian minister, } Dr. Von Muehlfcerg, who presented an au tograph letter fron\ Emperor William, thanking the pon'ilY for his felicitations on tile occasion of the Emperor's recent I celebration >f his years’ reign. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Sugar and wool tariff alone not effective at once. Madison farmer kills wife and takes ownfltiife. No trace of train bandits. Harry C. Knight dashed to death. Climax of celebration reached. American observe Fourth of .July. 2— Glowing tribute to memory of Mor- : gan. 3— Tennessee credit highly regarded. j 4— Editorial comment. 6—Toy balloons cause fire. Quiet Fourth in Birmingham. Entertainment at skyscraper today. I Commission has busy time ahead. i 6— Society. 7- 12—Sports. 5— Negro farmers have large attend ance. 9-— Alabama pays tribute or Morgan i and Bettus. 13—Mexican city in desperate plight, j 13—Markets. 44—Sylaeauga making fair prepara- I lions. HE AT PLAYS HAVOC WITH VETERANS ATGETTYSBURG OLD VETERAN OVERCOME BY THE HEAT The intense heat caused much suffering among the veterans at the reunion of the blue and gray at Gettysburg. The accompanying picture shows one of the brave fellows being tenderly cared for by strong arms after he had succumbed to the heat. CLIMAX OF BIG PEACE FESTIVITIES REACHED; WILSON MAKESSPEECH Regular Army Pays Tribute to Dead on Gettys burg Field FITTING CLIMAX TO BIG CELEBRATION Hush Fills Camp as Regular Soldiers Stand at Attention in Tribute lo Head Who Sleep on the Famous Field Gettysburg. Pa., .Tuly 4. -The regular army paid tribute today to the thou sands who sleep under the hills ot Gettysburg. Somewhere down In the heart ot the tented city a bugle sang out in silver sweet call, that wandered over the field where l.ee and Meade made history. The ldg tlHg before the headquarters of General Liggett hash ing 111 sudden curves of red and white and blue, glorious in the sunshine of a perfect July day came slowly half way down the shaft. In front of the tent, shoulders squared, figure trim in summer uni form of white, face toward the dag the general clicked heels together and stood at attention. Somewhere the guns of the Third battery burst in staccato salute. Every officer over the length and breadth of the wide field, every enlisted man turned away from the duties of the moment and faced the flag, heels to gether. heads up and eyes alight with the sentiment of the hour. Universal Feeling As the last gun of the 4S sent the echoes clattering about Cemetery ridge and Round Top, there was solemn silence, the hush of peace. Old veterans who did not realize, perhaps, exactly what was going on stood silent under the spell of the universal feeling that seemed to sweep the field Even the clatter of pots and pans In the m. ss tents was hushed arid the yells uf cooks about to dish up the midday meal low ered to whispers. Kor five minutes the camp was quiet. Then the bugle spoke again In notes more Joyous, The silken flag leaped up the staff to Its very pinnacle and the noises that 10,000 men can make, resumed their away the regular army's tribute to the dead and to the flag of a reunited nation was paid. Only a few minutes before President Wilson had spoken in the big tent to the veterans In blue and gray and only (Continued on Page Eight) j Eloquent Address to Vet erans by Country’s Chief Executive GREAT SIGNIFICANCE OF PEACE GATHERING President Wilson Draws Vivid Pic ture of lteai Mission of Civil War. Urges Service for Future of the Nation Gettysburg. Pa., July 4.- Governor Toner introduced President Wilson be fore bis speech at the Gettysburg re- ; union here today in a dozen words. As the President fose to speak there were , prolonged cheers. The President spoke slowly and care- ; fully, but the breeze that played under] the sides of the tent, the restless feet of those who hastened in, made It dif ficult for the old men in the rear seats to hear and understand. The President was interrupted only once, or twice with cheering. He spoke as follows: Friends and Fe'llow Citizens—I need not tel! you what the battle of Gettys burg meant. These gallant men in blue and gray sit all about us here. Many of them met here upon this ground in grim and deadly struggle. Upon these famous fields and hillsides their com rades died about them. In their pres ence it were an impertinence to dis- j course upon how the battle went, how it ended, what it signified! But 50 years have gone by since then, and I crave the privilege of speaking to you for a few minutes of what those 50 years have meant. What have they meant? They have meant peace and union and vigor, and the maturity and might of a great na tion. How wholesome and healing the peace has been! We have found one an other again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, om battles long past, the quarrel forgotten —except that we shall not forget the splendid valour, the manly devotion of the men then ar rayed against one another, now grasp ing hands and smiling Jtrto each other’s eyes. How complete the union has ht» I come a fid how dear to all of us. how unquestioned, how benign and majestic, las state after state lias been added to j this our great family or free men! How j handsome the vigour, the maturity, the might of the great nation Are. love with ! undivided hearts; how full of large land confident promise that a life will (Continued on Page Right) SENATOR DUFF MUST FACE TRIAL FOR BRIBERY TUESDAY Webster Springs. W. Va., July 4.—Judge W. S. O'Brien, sitting in the trial of the West Virginia legislators charged with bribery in connec tion with the elec tion of a United States senator, has set Tuesday next as the date for the be ginning of the trial of Ruth Duff, the sec ond of the accused to go on trial. This was done to give the sheriff time to serve summon? es on citizens drawn in a panel of 40 to serve as Jurors. Of the panel of 40, but *j;i hud been drawn when the 12 men to try Senator lieu Smith had been secured. There have been many rumors that prospective jurors had been •seen" in behpjf of some of the defend ants and this is believed to have prompted Judge O’Brien- to order an entire new panel. It is said the cohvietion of Smith cause*] friends of the defendants to circulate rumors of threats of violence against the | state witnesses, the attorneys and others who had declined to agree with them. The trial of Huff is looked upon here likyly to be oiy of the most sensa tional of all the seven indicted legisla ture. AMERICANSALLOVER THE WORLD OBSERVE INDEPENDENCE DAY Glorious Fourth Celebrated All Over United States and in Europe WASHINGTON HAS QUIET HOLIDAY Dynamite Cracker Law Rigidly En forced—Pageants and Parades Feature Celebrations—Paris and London Join Events 1 III K Il.I.RT) \ Ml NT4 I VJI’HKD IBSI-KKUU Celebration of the Fourth of July this year by the wide observant e of the “sane Fourth" reduced the death list from fireworks and other explosives to 16, <nr the entire coun try, with $74 injured, reported up to z o’clock this morning. Change for the better in leading cities is shown by comparing Injuries this year with those in 1906: 1913: Boston, dead, none; injured. 11. Washington, dead, none, injured, none. Chicago, dead, none; Injured, s Cincinnati, dead none: injured, 3. "Los Angeles, dead, none; injured, none. New York, none dead; eight in jured. Philadelphia, none dead; 113 in jured. 19h$: Boston, four dead: injured. $1. Washington, dead, none; injured. II. Chicago, dead, 12; injured, lit. Cincinnati, dead, none; Injured, 45. Los Angeles, none dead; ,33 In jured New York, six dead: :W Injured. Philadelphia, two dead; 256 in jured. Washington, July 1.—Quiet In th© na tional capital this Fourth of July was broken only by the rattle of street traffic and the cheers of enthusiastic crowds watching baseball scoreboards at the newspaper offices. There was no roar of the dynamite crackers of for mer years and alert policemen ordered to enforce rigidly the law against fire works reported tonight that not even the tiniest of pop crackers had been set off within the. district. The head quarters casualty record was blank. Independence day ceremonies war© conducted at Memorial Centennial ball with Senator Gallinger of New Hamp shire as orator. There were two. street pageants and an interesting feature of the day was the unveiling of the tab | lets mar'king two historic spots—the site where Samuel F. B. Morse oper ated the first public telegraph station in the I’nited States and the site of old Bnldgetl House, where Washing ton's first theatrical performance was staged and where Congress met In 1814, after the burning of the capitol. Business, public and private, was sus pended for the holiday. The President and vice president were attending the Gettysburg celebration and Secretary Bryan was the only member of th^ cabinet in the city. There was no ses sion of either house of Congress, th© only signs of life at the capitol being around the Senate finance committee room, where the committeemen were putting finishing touches to the tariff bill. Six Drow ned Louisville. K.v., July 4.-—Six drnwnings occurred here today among Independence (Cobtluufd on Page ICIevenj SUNDAY’S AGE-HERALD The Age-Herald among other things will contain the following Interesting feature* tomorrow: Laura Jean Libbey asks, “What Would You Do Jf You Were a Tired Sales women?’* and gives some interesting cases. Marion Harland w'rites “Something Con cerning Step-Parents.” Mrs. J. B. Reid’s subject Is “Birming ham From a Point of View.” being an In terview with one of Birmingham's well known artist*. Dolly Dalrymple writes "Concerning Our 'Almost Loves* and Borne Others. ” Flora Milner Harrison has an illus trated article on “Truatvllle and How Public School Work There la Conducted. * Bill Vines wrrltes tomorrow about “Wil son as a Breaker of Precedents.” His let ter is graphically illustrated and is one of the best thing* Bill has written in some tim*. Wellington Vandiver, another well known Alabama humorist, resumes to morrow with his “Yarns of the Court house Gang.” He has a yarn about auto mobilists in w-hich everybody will be In terested. John Kendrick Bangs takes as his sub ject “The Genial Idiot Advocates Med ical Conservation.” Frank G. Carpenter writes of “The Great Opportunities in Mexico." Richard Splllanes subject in his “Ro mances of the Business World” aeries 1* “Paid in His Own Coin.” A ' lassie in a page will be “Hans of Iceland,” by Victor Hugo. Among the special articles from Euro pean capitals will lie the following: Berlin— “Europe's Only Autocracy Like ly to Get Constitution at Last,’* by Rich ard S. Scope. London—“Vast Crusade to Reduce Brit ain's JSOo.uuO.OOO Drink Bill, * by Hayden Church. London-“All King George's Press Agent’s Efforts Fail to Boom His Majes ty." On the editorial feature page will be •William Augustus Bowles,'** by Dr. B. F. Riley; “A Tribune of the People," by Dr. George Eaves: “The Scandal of the Diamond Necklace.” by Dr. W. E. Evans; Heart to Heart Talks,” by James A. Ed gerton. The various news depart merits of the Sunday Age-Herald will be up to the usual high standard. The comic section in colors containing Old Doc Yak and the other funny peop.e will appear us usual. The Age-Herald is the only Sunday newspaper in Birmingham publishing the dispatches of tire Associated Press, the greatest newsgathering agency ta ibe world.