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Paper Founded in 1856 During Big
Gold F’ield Kush (Joes Out of
Existence Sept. 1
Ban Francisco, August 14.—The San
Francisco Call, a morning paper owned
by John D. Spreckels? has been bought
by M. H. DeYoung, proprietor ot the
San Francisco Chronicle, and will go
out of existence September 1. An
nouncement of this will be made by
Mr. DeYoung In the Chronicle tomor
The Call was founded In 1866 by
seven printers who had drifted to the
PaciHe cbast during the rush to the
new' California gold Helds. It was taken
•over later by Doling Pickering, Ocorge
K. Fitch and James A. Simon. The
Chronicle was started hy Mr. DeYoung
In 1866 under the name of the Dra
matic Chronicle.
Negro Kills White Man Following
Dispute Over Price, While An
other Shoots Boy
Ardmore, Okla., August 14.—Watermel
ons ai r:'i the Indirect cause of two lynclt
.Pauls Valley. Okla., last night.
’jl^^^^Efiies received today says Franklin
«*id Henry Ralston, negroes, were
officers who were on their
w»V {till i* Ardmore to Pauls Valley, where
. Bey were to be placed on trial for killing
| two white persons, and hanged to nearby
trees. The negroes had been In jail here
for safekeeping. The former shot a whitf
man to death in a dispute over the price
of a watermelon, and Ralston shot ami
killed a white boy whom he found in his
melon garden.
Washington, August 14.—The bureau of
Immigration today issued warrants for the
arrest of llidekuni Iwata. a wealthy Jap
anese. and his wife, Noraie Iwata, on
charges of harboring women for immoral
purposes in Fresno, Cal Iwata and his
wife, immigration officials declare, were
proprietors of property which housed 27
women arrested in a recent raid by the
Fresno police. Twata and his wife may
be released on bond. Iwata is held by the
Fresno police.
25,000 TROOPS
Paris. August H.-Count Maurice De
Pcrlgny. French explorer, writing In to
day'* Paris Temps from Colon, says:
"This gigantic and admirable work of
the United States Is Insufficiently pro
tected ill a military sense.”
The count think; that instead of 800<1 sol
diers distributed among the posts along
the canal there should be at least 25,000.
Firemen Injured
Cleveland. August 14—Five firemen of
Company'No. 0 were injured at 4:30 this
afternoon when the hose wagon on which
they Worn going to a lire turned over.
’1 liree of the men were so badly Injured
they were rushed to a hospital
To Cure Tender and Hecedlng Rum*
Apply the wonderful, old reliable 1>K.
on,. 25c. 50c. Sl.oo.
C llettrr Brand of Musical Comedy
* n Matinee 0.9(1 7130—MCiHTS—0
XUC Dally M .dll joe, 20c, 30c
Boxes 30c dibs
1000 Mallnee 2:30
bent* at 1AJL Nights 7:30 X I)
Administration Wins Most
^Decisive Fight of Weeks.
Think Fight Over
Nashville, August 14.—The fight for the
Seattle plan, which has been looked for
ward to with keen Interest by the dele
gates to the fifty-ninth annual convention
of the International Typographical union,
now in session here, was staged this aft
ernoon, and as on all former occasions the
administration won, this being the most
decisive victory of the week. By a vote ol
207 to 27, the plan was voted down, fol
lowing an afternoon of debate that at
times grew spicy.
The plan provided for an election to de
termine whether or not the governing
powers of the International Typographical
union should be taken from the exectuive
council of three and vested in a board of
directors consisting of 20 members, to be
elected from certain prescribed districts.
It meant the complete reorganization of
the governing power and was fought hard
by the administration forces. .
With the decisive victory of today it is
believed that the fight against the admin
istration is over, although some few of
the anti-administration forces say they
will be heard from again before the con
vention closes.
Very few social features will be enjoyed
by the delegates during the remainder of
their stay in Nashville on account of the
large volume of work to he done in the
short time remaining.
Negro Who Attacked Pied
mont Phone Operator
Fights Requisition
Anniston. August 14.—(Special.)—Sheriff
C. T. Brooks of Anniston has sent to
Georgia to secure requisition papers from
Governor Slaton for the removal of Jack
Duncan from that state to Calhoun coun
ty. where the negro is to be jailed pend
ing trial for his attack on Miss Belle
Kirkpatrick, telephone operator at Pied
Duncan was captured at Miami. Fla.,
and came from that state to Rome with
out requisition. After he was identified
by Miss Kirkpatrick at Rome Wednes
day, however, he declined to accompany,
j the officers to Alabama and will fig lit
the requisition. He is said to have
knocked the young woman senseless,
gagged and bound her and then robbed
her of tlie telephone tolls. A $250 reward)
was out for him.
Indianapolis, Ind., August 14.—When!
they had completed their organization
early today representatives of the In-!
ter urban trainmen fixed another meeting j
! place, which was to he reached in ascent
by rope ladders if there was opposition
from the companies. The organizer of the
Onion said two-thirds of the interurban
men said to him that the shining lights
of the police automobiles could not be
escaped in definitely establishing a meet
ing while still obeying the law. He said
i a number of men were willing to join.
Johannesburg. S. A., August 14.—Col.
William C. Gorgas, chief sanitary of
ficer of the Panama canal commission,
has accepted tlie invitation sent him by
the chamber of mines to undertake the
improvement of the sanitation works on
the Rand, subject to the approval of the |
I'rdted States government.
Will Relieve Nervous l>epre»:iIoii and j
l.ow Spirits
The Old Standard general strengthen
ing ionic, GROVE'S TASTELESS chill
TONIC, arouses the liver, drives out
Malaria and builds up the system. A
sure Appetizer and aid to diges
tion. 50c.
Republicans and Progres
sive May Cause Consider
ation of Measure Pro
longed Indefinitely
Washington. August 14—The first definite
effort of the democrats to secure an agree
ment for an early vote on the tariff bill
frilled In the Senate today when repub
licans served notice that consideration of
the measure would be continued indefinite
ly. They denied t'he democratic charges
that they "were filibustering." They in
sisted that the tariff bill would be de
bated fully and freely before they would
consent to any agreement for a final vote.
Leading senators of both parties as a
result of the day’s developments tonight
predicted a session of Congress that would
run until late In October or November.
Early In the day President Wilson nad
made it known that he would not approve
of any congressional recess until the cur
rency reform bill lias been disposed of.
This attitude was Indorsed by democratic
leaders, and those who had favored a re
cess after the passage of the tariff bill
apparently bad resigned themselves to
night to a continuous session of Congress.
Asks Agreement to Vote
Senator Simmons, as manager of the
tariff debate, made a formal request when
the Senate took up the measure for an
agrefment to vote August 25.
Republicans of both the regular and
progressive elements objected. Senator
Gallinger, the republican element leader,
tried to draw the democrats in an an
nouncement of whether they proposed to
take up and pass the currency bill, but
t.11:• democrats declined to to commit them
selves on the subject.
Senators LaFollette and Bristow, both of
whom have important amendments and
substitutes to offer to various sections of
the democratic bill, declared they would
consent to no agreement for a vote until
the tariff measure has been discussed in
detail and all necessary time given for de
bate and attempted amendment. The Sen
ate democrats took up the tariff situation
In a caucus that began in the morning
and was continued after the adjournment
of the Senate tonight.
mu moves siowiy
The bill thus far has moved slowly
and debate has been so exhaustive as
to indicate an indefinite delay before
its final passage. Many of the'most im
portant schedules either have not been
reached or have been passed over.
These include the sugar, wool, cotton,
silk and other schedules; the income
tax, the proposed changes in admin
istrative law, the proposal of Hitch
cock for anti-monopoly tax on tobacco
and many other subjects of prime im
portance in tiie tariff struggle.
The Senate spent all of the day on
tiie wheat duty and from the vigor of
the debate it was apparent the agricul
tural schedule might he under discus
sion for at least another day.
President Wilson’s desire for action
on both tariff and currency at this
session was made known to many sen
ators during the day and the republi
can antagonism to his attitude was re
flected in the debate that characterised
the early' part of the Senate session.
Obeying Party Whips
Republicans uccused the democrats
of obeying the party whip and sur
rendering their Individual opinions ns
to tariff rates and subjects of legis
Tiie tight over the democratic plan
to put wheat tin tiie free list brought
out many strong speeches from west
ern senators during the day's debate.
Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire
said lie believed tiie 12 New England
senators would vote with the western
republicans for a duty on wheat, and
other argicultural products, although
they did not expect the western sena
tors would show the same anxiety to
protect New England manufactures.
Tiie democratic amendment putting
wheat on tiie free list and striking out
the 10-cent per bushel tariff rate, fixed
by tiie House democrats, was adopted
by the Senate by a vote of 37 to 32. A
subsequent motion by Senator Groiina
to (lx a duty of 6 cents per bushel on
wheat and Vsc per pound on wheat
flour was defeated. 37 to 31.
Association Which Ad
journed at Piedmont
Establishes Precedent
Anniston, August H.-(Special.)—The
First District Pythian association, which
adjourned at Piedmont Wednesday after
neon to meet in this city with Anniston
lodge No. Kl in its next semi-annual con
vention, established a precedent by re
electing last year’s officers, this being the
1,rst time any officers of the association
have been so honored.
D. C. Cooper, .Tr., of Oxford was made
president; Earl Holloway, Piedmont, vice
president; H. H. Witt, Anniston, secre
tary, and A. M. Humphries, Oxford, treas
urer. Addresses of welcome were made by
Gordon Worley and Mr. Hollaway, State
Senator Watt T. Brown of Ragland and
Grand Prelate L*. G. Waldrop of Anniston
responding. A musical programme was
rendered and an address along fraternal
line; was made by Grand Chancellor L. G.
It was considered significant that tire
first departure from tire established cus
li.in of the association should have been
made on August 13, 1913, ut the thirteenth
semi-annual convention, 13 lodges being
represented at the meeting. A sumptuous
dinner was served at the Albert house.
Clifton, Ariz., August 14.—Nine men were
killed und one probably fatally hurt late
during the night When a cable snapped
at the Coronado mine and two ore cars
carrying 12 tons of ore and 13 miners
dashed dov.n a 3S degree grade for 33001
l'< et.
The cars had been lowered over the
brink of the grade, one of the longest and
•deepest in the world, when tire pin hold
ing the cable attuched to the curs snapped,
the safety chains broke, and the car’s
started down.
Three men rolled off, but nine of those
who remained on the cars were killed,
while the other was so seriously injured
that lie was expected to die. Among the
dead were Mining Engineer Schaefer -ind
E. M. Jones, an electrician.
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Wave of Optimism Sweeps
Black Belt as Result of Big
Demonstration — Promo
ters Congratulated
Greensboro, August 14.—(Special.)--Ala
bama's first alfalfa movement is historic.
Before a crowd of several hundred people
here this evening on the courthouse cam
pus the alfalfa and agricultural ex
perts from other states, as well as from
Alabama, made their last plea for di
versified and scientific farming in Ala
bama’s marvelously rich black belt. The
campaign lias been a tremendous success.
A wave of optimism and desire to better
conditions lias swept the black belt farm
ing county with the automobile train of
the alfalfa boosters on its crest ever since
the first meeting was held at Demopolls
Wednesday morning.
Over (JO miles of dusty roads, some good
and some bad, have been traveled by the
automobile train within the last 48 hours;
many a gallon of gasoline has been burned
and many a word has been spoken, and
tonight the black belt country has made a
great step forward in the advancement of
the' agricultural resources of the state;
The experts—Joe Wing, Professor Hold
en. Mr. Grout. Professor Dugger and Pro
fessor Hinds and others—-have unhesitat
ingly branded the soil of the black belt
with their approval as being one of the
richest and best adapted to cultivation of
corn, cotton and alfalfa of any district in
the world.
Natural Advantages Here
They state that the natural advantages
are here. God has given to this country
the necessities of successful agriculture
as has been given to few others, and
the only thing that Is lacking Is the ap
preciation and the properly applied indus
try of man.
Their main points throughout the cam
paign has been that the immense planta
tions of Alabama must be broken up into
farms of at least nof more than MO acre?;
that the soil must be tile drained; that
proper rotation of crops with alfalfa, corn
and cotton us the principal factors must
be observed; that stock raising must lie
taken up by the farmer In connection with
his crop raising, and that the fertility
which the soil puts into the erop must lie
kept on the farm arid the finished prod
uct in the shape of beef, hogs, cattle, mut
ton and live stock must be sent to market.
T he trip from Marion to Newbern was
made without any serious accident this
atternoon, the party arriving at the latter
place a trifle late. • Alfalfa King" Job
Wing made a speech there of about an
hour, and Prof. P. G. Holden rushed on
toward Grenesboro, where lie started
speaking at about 4 o'clock. Professor
Holden was the main speaker with sev
eia' others of the party making short
talks. Professor Hugger of Auburn also
mado a speeh at Newbern, where there
were a couple hundred people gathered.
Ladies Serve Barbecue
Here at Greensboro after the speak
ing the barbecue and supper was
served in the courthouse by the ladies
of the city and the party then broke
up and scattered in all directions for
their homes.
The alfalfa movement is over hut not
forgotten. Everywhere E. c. C. Clay of
Demopolis, James Bowze of Hemop
olis, Dudley Coleman of Uniontown,
.1. M. Moore of Marlon, John Webb or
Demopolis, Thomas 14. Jones of Greens
boro and other prominent citizens of
the black belt district are being con
They have all worked hard hut they
have all worked well. Everywhere men
are talking and the effects of the first
Alabama alfalfa movement will never
I rain hncounters Bad Roads
Marion, August 14.—(Special.)—The
trip from Uniontown this morning- was
over the worst roads the automobile
train has yet encountered in the Mhck
belt. Several of the cars broke down
en route and over half of ilie party
did not reach Marlcf.i until after It
With the exception of Demopolis the
largest crowd of the trip was gath
ered on the courthouse square here.
The women and children were given
seats on the two balconies and the men
stood on the campus.
State Entomologist W. E. Hands, "Al
falfa King” Joe Wing and Professor
Holden were the speakers, the bar
becue being served about 1 o'clock on
the campus at the side of the court
house. The trip over from Uniontown
was through what is said to be some
of the richest black belt land in the
state and the enormous plantations
with their green tields of various crops
stretched opt in every dlcetlon as far
as the eye could see. The first stop
after leaving Uniontown was at the
plantation of the H,arly brothers, known
as the old Harley plantation, and com
posed of 4500 acres.
The old negro quarters are still standing
along the road here just as before the
war and from the running board.of the
leading automobile, Prof. J. F. Dugger of
Auburn addressed the assembled n*»gi-o
plantation hands to the number of 200 to
300. telling them the proper methods of
cultivation. Several cars from Uniontown
among which was Mayor (’Pieman’s, ac
companied the party to Marlon.
Boll Weevil Spreading
At Marion Professor Hinds startled the
crowd when lie gave warning of the rapid
progress of the boll weevil over Alabama,
•stating the little cotton destroyer would
reach Jefferson county next year and that
by the next two or three years the farm
ers would commence to learn how to suc
cessfully combat it.
W. M. Fowlkes of Marlon introduced
the speakers. Here the platform being
the bed of a new farm wagon. Over 100
carcasses were prepared at Marlon for
the barbecue, it being stated that there
were 110 carcasses beside the gumbo,
which latter dish Marion people claim to
be the original discoverers. The Marlon
end of the alfalfa movement lias been in
charge of J. M. Moore, president of the
Board of Trade; A. F. Armstrong, chair
man of finance committee; E. D. Shivers,
chairman barbecue committee; J. \y.
Ahiithnot. chairman entertainment com
mittee. and Perry Wllbourne, chairman
publicity committee.
Handsome Display of Products
Beside the courthouse the fan t rs of
Perry county had arranged a handsome
display of their products. There were
corn, oats and cane from the Caliaba val
ley section, alfalfa. Johnson trass from
the black belt, peanuts, pea vines, onions,
potatoes, cabbage and sunflower from the
gray land section, and forage, cane and
cotton from the red land sections. There
were also Perry county watermelons, to
bacco of which there are said to be 6000
a ties in this county. It Is called the
Sumatra leuf and both fillers and wrap
pers were on display.
it was grown about two miles south of
town, the land producing 1200 pounds to
po U. S. Department of Agriculture.
of MuIrS? DliL?ur«n *fiiFhSm!5M f™'1 .£lr P«»sure reduced to sea lerel. Isoba?S (continuous linet) pass through Dolma
. .£.eesure. Isotherms (dotted Hues) pass through points of equal temperature; drawn only for zero, freezing, 90°. and 100°?
yi clear; partly cloudy; ® cloudy: ©rain; © show; ® report missing. Arrows fly with the wind. First ftgures, highest
temperature past 12 hours; second, precipitation of .01 inch or more for past at hours: third, maximum wind velocity.
Weather Forecast
Washington, August 14.—Weather
forecast for Alabama and Mississippi:
Generally fair Friday and Saturday;
light variable winds.
Georgia: Occasional showers Friday
and Saturday; moderate variable winds.
Tennessee: Fair west, local showers
and warmer east portion Friday; Sat
urday fair.
Local Data
For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m.,
August 14:
Highest temperature .. 9 1
Lowest temperature. 72
Mean temperature . 83
Normal temperature . 79
Excess in temperature since Jan. 1 26
Rainfall .00
Total rainfall since Jan. 1.35.46
Excess in rainfall since Jan. 1..2.17
Relative humidity, 7 a. m. 86
7 p. m. .. r'l
Weather Conditions
Birmingham, August 14.—(7 p. m.)—
While light rains have continued quite
generally over the eastern half of the
Mississippi valley and in the eastern gulf
states during the past 24 hours, in almost
all other sections of the country the
weather has been fair. Temperatures have
continued moderate east of the Missis
sippi river, and throughout the Rockies.
In the plains states temperatures have
continued high, and in the northern dis
tricts there has been a general rise to
values almost so high as have prevailed
in the south and central sections. A
maximum reading of 100 degrees was re
ported at North I latte, while readings of
98 degrees were reported from South Da
kota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Okla
In the cotton belt temperatures have
remained about stationary in most dis
tricts. Showers have occurred in Texas,
Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and
eastern Tennessee. In Birmingham the
mean temperature for the day was four
degrees above the normal.
Summary of observations made at
United State* Weather Bureau stations
August 14, 1913:
„ Lowest
At for
7 p.m. day.
Abilene, cloudy . 80 71
Apalachicola, clear . 83 74
Atlanta, cloudy . 73 72
Atlantic City, clear . 70 (16
Baltimore, clear . 74 68
Birmingham, clear . 86 72
Boise . 54
Boston, clear . 64 64
Brownsville, partly cloudy .... 82 76
Buffalo, clear . 71 fit*
Burrwood, clear . 82 76
Calgary, partly cloudy . 56 44
Charleston, partly cloudy — 80 76
Chicago, partly cloudy. 82 73
Corpus Christ 1, cloudy . 84 78
Denver, partly cloudy . 84 60
LV»s Moines, deaf . 90 76
Dodge City, clear . 92 72
Duluth, cloudy . 60 56
Durango, clear . 82 54
Kaotport, clear . 60 48
Galveston, partly cloudy . 82 ,'S
Green Bay, cloudy . 78 62
Hatteras, partly cloudy . 76
Havre, partly cloudy .. 68 58
Helena, partly cloudy . 02 54
Huron, clear . 90 72
Jacksonville, rain . 70 7?
Kamloops .*. 52
Kansas City, clear . 94 SO
Knoxville, cloudy . 74 72
Louisville, clear . 80 72
Memphis, clear . SO 76
Miami, cloudy . 7s
Mobile, clear . S4 72
Modena, clear . so 52
Montgomery, partly cloudy .... 9<i 74
Montreal, partly cloudy .. 70 50
Moorhead, clear . SX 01
New Orleans, clear . 84 72
New York, cloudy . 04
North Platte, clear . 74 04
Oklahoma, clear . 92 72
Palestine, partly cloudy . 88 74
Parry Sound . 54
Phoenix, clear .109 70
Pittsburg, clear . 78 02
Portland, cloudy . 00 51
Raleigh, dear .. 71 70
Rapid City, clear . 90 04
Hoseburg, partly c loudy. 72 52
Roswell, clear . 90 04
Salt Lake City, clear . 80 08
San Diego, clear . ox 02
San Francisco, dear . 02 50
Ksult Ste. Marie, clear . 74 00
Seattle, cloudy . 04 54
Sueridan, partly cloudy . S2 00
Shreveport, cloudy . 74 72
Spokane, cloudy . 02 52
St. Louis, clear . 94 70
St. Paul, clear . 80 70
Swift Current, cloudy . 04
Tampa, clear .,. 8*2 76
Toledo, clear . 78 7a
Washington, dear . 74 08
Willlston, partly cloudy . 90 7o
Wlnnemucca. dear . 72 5i>
Winnipeg, cloudy . 80 04
K. C. HORTON, Local Forecaster.
the acre and selling for about *1.10 a
The speeches made here by Mr. Wing
and Mr. Holden were similar to their
other speeches of the four, both of them
preaching the doctrine of alfalfa in com
mon sense practical ways, using illustra
tions and language which was easily un
derstood and free from technicalities.
They repeat at every place they speak
that alfalfa Is not Intended to run out
cotton and corn, but to help keep It here.
They tell of how the roots of the plant
go down into the ground from 10 to 12
feet, and sometimes even further. Mr.
Holden Is proving the star of the tour.
He Is an intensely practical man and an
admirable public speaker.
He was a candidate for governor of
Iowa last year and was defeated by a
very narrow margin. He is a former col
lege president and has spent many years
on the Chautauqua platform. His speech
at Uniontown last night was one of tiio
best agricultural addresses ever hoard In
this part of the county, and many of the
farmers present were deeply impressed.
A new enthusiasm was stirring In the
T'niontown tieighborhod, w'hen the party
left there this morning, and everybody
was talking about something "Holden ban
said." Mr. Holden Is claimed to be tbe
bichest priced agricultural lecturer In the
world, it being reported here that he is
being paid a salary of *10,000 a year.
Small Farms Proposed
Important points of both Holden's
and Wing's speeches have been so far
to break up those great plantations
down here Into at least 300 or 400-acre
farms, rotate crops with alfalfa, corn
and cotton as tbe principle factors and
put in drainage.
They explain that Instead, of drain
age making the land drier It will be
a protection in case of drouth and give
examples of what fields have done be
fore and after drainage. Thej always
tell of tbe food values of different
crops of which corn is highest in starch
an dalfalfa in protein both together
making the ration upon which all stock
will do the best. Their last muin point
Is always that a man must quit farm
ing to sell bis agricultural products
and go to stock raising, feed his crops
into stock and sell the stock. thus
keeping the fertility on the soil anil
selling the finished product not only
for higher prices but with a great deni
more convenience to himself and to the
benefit of his land.
Huntsville, August 14.—(Special.)—Par
alyzed and unconscious and with nothing
hut a railroad baggage check to Indicate
where he came from, Dowl Mathis, an
aged citizen of Huntland, Tenn.. was
found in the western part of this city
last night. Ky means of the baggago
check the old man was identified, the
railroad agent at Huntland having re
membered that lie sold the check to
Mathis August 12, when he departed for
Texas by way of Huntsville. Mathis is
still unconscious in the Salvation Army
heme, and it is believed he is dying.
Mrs. John L. Hay sustained a broken
arm yesterday when a picnic wagonette
with a large party of young people and
their chaperons was turned over on the
Whitesburg pike south of the city. All
of the party were thrown out and Mrs.
Hay Is the only one who sustained in
Tax Assessor Overton has completed
the assessment of property in Madison
county for this year and his figures allow
that the total assessed valuation is $12,
02S.181. The Increase ns compared with
la^t yeah is $UM>,&2J. The raises made by
Tax Commissioner Crittenden are not yet
The first open cotton bolls reported in
this section were brought here yesterday
from the Garth plantation, five miles
south of Huntsville. The first open bolls
are usually reported 10 days in advance
of tlie first bale.
Washington. August 14.—(Special.)
Twenty-one new animals are on the way
to the National Zoological park in Wash
ington from Gieza. Egypt, where they
were purchased by Mr. W. H. Black
bourne from Capt. Stanley Flower, direc
tor of the Government Zoological park.
The shipment includes three Arabian
camels, two elephants of the form that
occurs in the Sudan region, three hama
dryas baboons, two cheetahs, three le
murs, three Circasian goats and three
Arabian, one Korin and one dorcas ga
zelles. Nearly all are representatives of
species not before included In the Wash
ington zoo, and the cheetahs will be the
only animals of this sort in the paik.
There is at present only one elephant, a
male from India, and as he is in the
neighborhood of some 4b to 60 years old,*
the two new mebers of this family, which
are practically babies, will be valuable
accessions. One of the elephants is about
| 1 years old ami stands 6 feet 0 Inches,
while the other, the female. Is 0 months
younger and is only about 4V: feet in
height, it is estimated that they weigh
about 700 and 9<X) pounds respectively, and
I yet the male even will look like a pigmy
beside the sole representative in the park
which weighs in the neighborhood of 11,000
pounds! African elephants are usually
priced by dealers at from $8600 to 5000 dol
lars each, but these cO*t considerably less,
having been bought frdpi the government
at Gieza.
Arrangements for the housing of tho
new arrivals has been under way for some
time at the Zoological park In Washing
ton, where the old elephant house is being
repaired and reconstructed for their re
ception, besides tlie house, a good sized
> ard adjacent to it Is being made ready,
so that the animals which are permitted
to live in tlm open can be suitably lo
cated. Mr. Blarkhourne, head keeper of
the National Zoological park, who made a
special trip abroad for the purchase of
these animuls, has reported their safe ar
rival in Boston. With the shipment he
left Port Said on July In, on the steamship
Sturmfels of the llansa Lino of Bremen,
and reached Boston on August 5, a pas
sage of two weeks.
His report to the superintendent of the
park states that all his- charges are in
good health, having proved good sailors
en voyage, and that he Is now attempting
to hasten the disembarcatlon of them.
This will probably be accomplished in
Boston, but on account of the fact that all
hoofed animals must pass through qua>
autine, there may lie a delay as to their
shipment. From Boston the animals will
be shipped, all of them boxed In strong
• rates except the camels, which will ne
forwarded loose, in stock cars, to Wash
ington, where the first assignment will
arrive August H.
The new additions will bring the total
number of animals or individuals in the
park to about 1500. a slight increase over
the number at this time last year, al
though the total number varies annually
through the dpath list of the inmates.
Calhoun Military Companies
Comment on Reports
From Birmingham
Anniston, August 14.— (Special.)
The report published in a Birmingham
paper Wednesday afternoon t*» the ef
fect. that unanimous resolutions were
adopted by officers of Camp Kettig in
Birmingham condemning the Anniston
site for permanent maneuvers as “un
fit from a standpoint of sanitation and
geographical point of view" is em
phatically denied by officers of the
Anniston and Oxford companies who re
turned from camp Wednesday.
As for the sanitary aspect of the
Anniston camp, it is pointed out by a
local officer who is familiar with the
situation that there was not a single
death during the encampment of the
militia of eight southern states here
last summer, except one man killed by
lightning, and there was practically no
sickness. As for the geographical sta
tus, it is averred, that has been passed
on by Colonel Mills, inspector general
of the. United tSates army; Col. Van
Oradale and Colonel Bullard, who put
the local sit to a thorough test.
“It seems," said the Anniston officer,
“a pity that the first opposition should
come from the people* of our own state.
It is another case* of not without honor
save in his own country,’ but we do
not attach much credence to the re
Silent on Reports
Washington, August 14.—Treasury officials
today were silent on reports that an in
vestigation was being made of the Na
tional City bank's transactions with Chi
cago traction railways. Those who would
have charge of such work officially de
clared they knew nothing of It.
Cotton Opening Fast
York, August i4.—(Special.)—The boll
weevil cannot possibly do more than get
tile top crop now, as the other is opening
very rapidly this hot weather causing it
to open, and picking it will soon he
i general.
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The Best Food •Drink Lunch at Fountains
nsist Upon
Avoid Imitations—Take Ho Substitute
Rich milk, malted gram, in powder rorm
For infants, invalids and growing childrer
Pure nutrition,upbuilding the whole bod}
Invigorates nursing mothers and the agec
. More tieaitnrui man tea or cottee.
. Agrees with the weakest digestion.
. Keep it on your sideboard at home.
. A quick lunch prepared in a minute*

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