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o'clock p. m.
Capt Reuben F. Kolb will speak at
Capitol park at 7:30 o'clock.
Athletic meet at Avondale park.
Bishop McCoy will lay corner stone ot
new building for St. Paul's Meto^st
church at Graymont.
At the Theatres
Bijou—“The Call of the Heart," 2:30
and S:30 o’clock p. ns.
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:30 and 9 o’clock
p. m. (
Bessemer News
Bessemer, August 31.—(Special.)—The
Rev. Duff Lewis, who has been a stu
dent for the past two years at Trinity
college, Durham, N. C., delivered an ex
cellent sermon at the First Methodist
church this morning which was much
enjoyed by the entire congregation
Mr. Lew'is Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I
A. Lewis of this city and is preparing
himself for the ministry.

Mrs. L. C. King, who has been ma
tron at the Elizabeth Duncan hospital
for several months, has resigned her
position. Mrs. Kelly, who has made
Bessemer her home for a number of
years will succeed Mrs. King, assum
ing charge at once.
The protracted meeting which has
been in progress for the past week at
the Jonesboro Baptist church closed
tonight. The Rev. R. W. Carlisle has
been assisted In the services by Mr.
Robinson of Demopolis.
The Helping Hand league will hold a
called meeting Monday afternoon at the
Carnegie library. All members are re
quested to be present as plans will bo
discussed for holding a tag day for the
purpose of buying lings for the public
•chools in this city.
There will be a regular meeting of
Bessemer Lodge, No. 458, A. F\ & A.
M.. Monday night at 8 o'clock at the
hall on Twentieth street. A full atten
dance is urged.
The Ladies’ Aid society of the First
Baptist chutch will hold its regular
missionary meeting Monday afternoon
at the church*the subject for the occa
sion being "The Mission Schools at
^ Home and Abroad," with Mrs. J. H. D.
"Smith as leader.
Tuesday afternoon the Bessemer
•chapter of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy will meet at the home of
• Mrs. n. S. Moon in Jonesboro at I
The United Charities and Hospital
hoard will bold its regular monthly
meeting Monday afternoon at 4:30
o’clock at the home of Mrs. E. M. Owens ,
on Fifth avenue. Reports of the j
month’s work will be made.
Scouts Chase Davis Over a Mile.
Clements Says Autoists Were
More Careful Yesterday
Aleck Davis, n negro chauffeur, was
— -arrested last night about 9:3(1 o'clock by
Motorcycle Scouts Clements and Ricks on
charges of speeding, reckless driving and
blowing his klaxon horn, lie was alone
in the machine at the time. The arrest
was made at Avenue I) and Seventeenth
street, after the police scouts had chased
the negro over a mile.
"It was the most flagrant case of
speeding I have encountered in many a
day," said Officer Clements. "This negro
Davis was speeding through the streets
on the left hand side, which Is contrary
to law*, at a speed of approximately 55
miles an hour, according to the speed
ometer of my motorcycle; he was also
blowing ids klaxon horn continuously and
did almost everything that he should not
have done. I consider It exceedingly for
tunate that no one was killed during tlie
brief time that this negro ran wild
about the streets."
Davis was brought to the city jail and
locked up. It is understood that from
now’ on all police officers will refuse to
accept bond on the streets of speeders
and violators of the traffic law. but will
bring them down to the jail, where they
k may make bond If they are able, if not
w they will be locked up.
Officer Clements stated that yesterday
he noticed uutomobilists showed more
► than the usual care for pedestrians and
for the city ordinances.
Chauffeur Escapes
"Gentleman Roger" Thompson, the I
Times Square chauffeur who drove for1
Thaw on the trip from Matteawan, dis
appeared from Sherbrooke today. It was
learned he hail gone to Montreal. Al
though he hail disclaimed any Intention
of Jumping the $500 bail on which lie
was held here on the charge of aiding
Thaw to cross the border, the slute of
New York is taking no chances.
Thompson is under indictment in
Duchess county on a charge of conspir
ing with Thaw and five others to tiring
about Thaw's release, and detectives fol
lowed him on Ills journeylngs. His case
comes up here on Wednesday.
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Scientific Experiments By
No Means Confined to In
stitutions of Learning
Great Laboratories Are Maintained by
Pennsylvania Railroad—Electrici
ty May Revolutionize the
Mixing of Metals
New York, August 3J.— (Special.)—
Research along scientific lines is by
no means confined to the Institutions
of learning which have been established
through the benefactions of men ot
wealth. In the business worlll research
along very expensive lines, involving
the patience which characterizes the
true man of science, Is now In prog
ress throughout the United States to
an extent of which the public has lit
tle knowledge. Theodore N. Vail said
recently in an informal conversation
that as soon as some embarrassing
questions which cannot be answered
till the Sherman anti-trust law Is in
terpreted by the courts are out of the
way the corporation with .which he is
identified will have an open and free
field for the utilization of the exten
sive and expensive work of research
and experiment, some of it along orig
inal lines, which is being carried on
by that corporation.
In the field of electricity and its
utilization as a commercial aid a very
exhaustive and almost wizard working
series of experiments and tests is now
in progress at Schenectady, at Pitts
burg. in one or two places in New
York city, and possibly elsewhere.
The late Henry O. Havemeyer, presi
dent of the so-called American Sugar
trust, confessed that for years he was
constantly apprehensive lest in some
of the great research laboratories of
Europe or of this country some dis
covery would be made which would
revolutionize the making of refined
sugar and make it possible for a pow
erful and successful competitor of his
own company to be established. Mr.
Havemeyer used to say that as long as
he controlled the American Sugar Re
fining company the corporation would
maintain research and laboratory de
partments so that if there were to be
discoveries which would he of value
to those who refine sugar the chances
were that his company woulT! bo the
first to make them. The expense of
maintenance of the research and lab
oratory work conducted by this com
pany has been very large. Some in
cidental discoveries have been made by
i lie men of science there employed
which have not been of any advantage
to the sugar people, but have been
passed1 along to the other channels of
A day or two ago it was stated ffiat
as one result of research work it lias
been discovered that it is no longer
necessary to employ indigo for the
whiteping of fine sugar. When Mr.
Havemeyer organized the American
Sugar Refining company the factor of
indigo was regarded as absolutely es
sential for refining properties.
One of the men of science in tills
city whose achievements in perfecting
telephone apparatus have been re
markable was speaking a day or two
ago of indigo and of what science had
done to impair this once very valuable
agricultural product. It was research
work in one of the great laboratories
of the world which taught business
men how to utilize one of the by
products of petroleum or coal tar so
that a dye stuff could be obtained
which would make it no longer neces
sary to use the indigo plant for se
curing blue dyes. This triumph of re
search and experiment was an almost
accidental discovery.
in the Big Corporation
The Pennsylvania railroad has for years
set the pace for other railroad com
panies so far as research work is con
cerned. Its great laboratories at Altoona
have, after long experimentation, shown
the way by which chemistry and physics
rpay improve the equipments, tracks and
all the paraphernalia which enters into
railway operation. Yesterday Dr. P. H.
Dudley, now recognizedw as the world's
foremost expert authority upon steel
rails, stated to the present writer that
after a series of experiment and long
maintained research work, he was be
ginning to feel assured that the perfect
steel rail, one in which there lurked no
dangers, would be turned out by the
steel rail mills of the United States. Now
as a result of very expensive research
work, which has been for a^good while In
progress at Schenectudy, they expect so
to utilize newly discovered laws of
science for a rail, scrutinizing evry In
terior part of it, as thoroughly as they
would do if th£ ingot was made of plate
glass. George Westinghouse recently
said that he was convinced that the re
searches and experiments conducted by
men of the highest scientific attainments
in the field of electricity, would result
in revolutionizing the mixing of metals
so as to form* alloys. That this may be
followed by radical and far reaching
change in manufacturing, Mr. Westing
house regarded as practically inevitable.
But the expense of maintaining research
work of this kind is very great. The
individual or the little corporation With
small capital could not undertake to do
it. It involves not only great capital,
but also the employment of the ablest
experts to be found anywhere in the
In the Madison Square Tower
Patiently and with the enthusiasm and
devotion characteristic of the true men
of science, Dr. Peter Cooper Hewitt ^ln
the Madison Square Garden tower, is
carrying on a w’ork of research and ex
periment, especially In electricity, along
lines which caused Lord Kelvin to speak
with great enthusiasm when he called
upon Dr. Hewitt in his laboratory upon
his last visit to the United States. Some
of Dr. Hewitt’s experiments resulted in
phenomena which astonished Lord Kel
vin and which caused him to say, “Oh,
if only Helmholz were here he would
study this phenomenon and might dis
cover the law which is behind it!"
Fortunately for his own zeal and en
thusiasm, Dr. Hewitt is a man of great
wealth. He can afford to expend a con
siderable part of his yearly Income In
carrying on his work of research and
experiments even though the expense
amounts to many thousand dollars. Mr.
Westinghouse is convinced that some day
Dr. Hewitt’s work of research will be
followed by the commercial utilising of
some of the discoveries made by him
which will be of as great benefit to the
world as was Bir Henryl Bessemer’s dis
covery of the process by which steel
could be made so economically as to
cause It to be substituted for many uses
for Iron.
Abram S. Hewitt once made a calcula
tion which he laid before Sir Henry Bes
semer which showed that Bir Head's
jgpearch and experiment, which ware
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Gus Lee, G. A. Williams and George Edwards Have An Expe
rience With An Alligator at a Recent Con
vention at St. Louis
-— ---
In every age and in every clime from
the days when the wise men followed
the star in the east down to the present
time it has been the custom to show
our favor and esteem by the bestowal
of gifts upon those w’ho have .. Ined
our respect and good will.
Gifts as a rule are much appreciated
regardless of their value for the appre
ciation lies more in the motive that
prompts the gift than the cost thereof.
Sometimes, however, people with the
best Intentions will bestow gifts that
are inappropriate to say the least and
ofttimes embarrassing. For instance a
French brier pipe and can of tobacco
W’ouldj hardly lie an appropriate gift for
a young lady Sunday school teacher or
a pair of skates for a man with a peg
leg. But whatever the nature of the
gift the recipient generally accepts it
with good grace even though he or ahe
instinctively knows it will be a white
elephant on their hands.
Bast week there was held in St. Bouls
a convention of the commissary mana
gers and cdmpany storekeepers. Dele
gates attended from every section of
the United States. From the Birming
ham district In the neighborhood of 50
persons attended, all more or less in
terested In the commissary business.
Among them w*as Gus Bee, general man
ager of commissaries for the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad company;
George A. Williams, president of the
Acme Canopy company, and George W.
Edwards, also connected with the Ten*
nessee company.
The Birmingham delegation led by
Gus Bee made themselves felt in the
business meeting of the convention and
at the conclusion of the session a hand
some alligator skin handbag was voted
to Gus Bee as the most popular man in
the convention. In addition to the
handbag they gave Gus a live alligator
about three feet long. While somewhat
doubtful as to what to do with the
alligator, he accepted both gifts witl.
the deepest appreciation and though
not having the "gift of the gab/’ man
aged to let the donors know how much
he appreciated tlie kindness and com
The gifts were made just as the con
vention adjourned and not having anv
where else to place them he took the
bag and the alligator to his room in
the hotel. After fastening the alligator
with a dog chain lie went downstairs
and joined some of his friends in the
hotel lobby to talk over the work of the
Mr. Williams and Mr. Edwards occu
pied adjoining rooms witli Mr. Bee and
while they knew the h&Tidbag was to
be presented to Gus they knew nothing
about the alligator, having been absent
when the presentation was made. Gus
went to his room first and had just re
tired wiien Mr. Williams came In from
an informal banquet given by some of
his old St. Louis friends. Ho greeted
Gus very effusively and after undress
ing came and sat at his bedside to
talk matters over. All at once he saw
the alligator in the corner of the room.
He gave a gasp and clutching Gus by
the arm asked hitn if be saw' anything
in the#corner. Gus took a tumble Imme
diately and sitting up, asked:
“Which corner.’’ ^
“The corner by the door."
“I see nothing but the w’ashstand arid
a chair.”
“Don’t you see that alii—that alliga
tor over there?”
”1 don’t see a thing.”
“Good Lord, I’m ruined! Call a doc
tor and call him quick. If ever I eat
any more lobster salad I'll be-1”
Gus could not contain himself any
longer and gave a guffay that could
have been heard four blocks. He mado
the necessary explanations, much to the
relief of Mr. Williams, who 3aid he
never had such a shock in hia life.
As George Edwards had not yet come
to his room, the two framed up on him
and taking the alligator they tied it
on the top of George’s bed and hid be
hind the bureau to watch the result
when he came in. In a few minutes j
George came upstairu and entered his
room. He stood before the dresser and
was taking off his collar when he
caught a glimpse of the alligator
through the glass. He quickly jumped
around and almost gave a yell as he
saw* the reptile slowly move backward
and forward on the bed. Cold heads of
perspiration broke out on his forehead
and grasping his pistol which was ly
ing on the bureau, he said. “Mr. Alliga
tor, if you are not an alligator then 1
am in a h—1 of a fix; if you are an al
ligator. you are in a h—1 of a fix,” and
started to level his gun when Gus called
on him to wait a minute; the two men
emerged from their hiding place and
again explanations were in order.
George states that he will never, never
more eat a Welsh rarebit just before
retiring. t
The three friends had quite a laugh
over the situation and placing Ine alli
gator near the w’ashstand, rang the bell
for ice water. The negro boy promptly
responded, having visions of a generous
tip from the three Alabama gentlemen.
“Place the water on the washstand and
bring us some cigars,” said Gus. The
ebony hop started to the washstand,
but he never got there. He spotted the
’gator, who opened his mouth to yawn.
For a minute he was speechless, but
when the pitcher of ice water fell from
his shaking hand he recovered his voice:
he lit out down the hallway uttering a
series of yells that would have done
credit to a Sioux Indian on the war
path and from late accounts is running
Gus left the alligator In St. Louis to
he shipped to Birmingham later and it
is understood he will donate it to the
Avondale zoo when it arrives.
Leads Nearest Competitor
by 8 Points—International
Matches Today
Camp Perry, O., August 31.—Every
thing here is ready for the opening
Monday of the international shooting
matches. The first event will be the
individual match on the 300 meter
range. In this match the United States
army magazine rilles will be used.
This match will'consist of GO shots
fired in six strings of 10 shots each,
standing, kneeling and prone. Eighteen
sighting shots will be allowed. The
winner will receive a gold medal anti
$200 in gold.
A meeting of the delegates of the na
tions which will take part in the in
ternational tournament was held this
morning and the conditions of the
shoots were agreed upon.
A memorial service was held this af
ternoon for Francisco £egarra Ballon of
Peru, who was accidentally shot and
killed Thursday by a team mate.
The tryout for the United States re
volver teams gives the following re
C. M. McCutcheon. Colorado, 4'M; J. H.
Snook. Ohio, 4 86: P. llanford, New York.
482: J. A. Deltz, New York, 480; \Y.
B. Loughborough, United States infan
try, 477: H. Boeder, New York, 48G;
W. C. Short. United States ’nfantry,
467: A. J. McNab. United States in
fantry, 464; P. J. Dolfen, Masachusetts,
456; H. E. Sears. Massachusetts. 454.
Berne, Switzerland, August 31.—The in
ternational esperanto congress today de
clined the invitation to hold the congress
at San Francisco in i015 on the ground
that the Journey was too long for Euro
peans. Paris was selected for the con
gress In 1914 and Edinburgh In 1915.
At the closing session today, after
speeches warmly advocating peace had
been delivered by the German engineer,
Herr Schiff, and the French General Se
bert, an English delegate, Colonel Pol
len, caused great enthusiasm by embrac
ing both of them.
Killarny, Ireland, August 31.—The Karl
of Kenmare's fine seat,- Killnary house,
Killarny, county Kerry, was destroyed by
fire today. It was built 30 years ago
at a cost of (1,000,000.
long continued and expensive, had In
creased In about 36 years the wealth of
tbe civilized world by an amount ap
proximately equal to the total money
capital of the civilized nations In the
[ year 1780.
All of this work Is In the direction of
great efficiency in American manufac
ture and business life. The amount an
nually expended by the larger corpora
tions for the maintenance of laboratories
and research wol'lt reaches far up Into
the thousands. Many of the men of sci
ence, notably Theodore N. Vail, who Is
both a man of science and a business
man, are confident that as a result of
this world reaching work of research
carried on by the great corporations and
by men of wealth like Dr. Hewitt we are
to have an era soon of new prosperity
that may be compared with the era
which followed (he Invention of the
steam engine and Its application to water
navigation, and, a little later, to land
transportation by rail. '
guu Y&c. 5*c. (100.
Mountain Creek. August 31.—(Special.)
The citizens of Clanton Intend that a
Chilton County High school shall be es
tablished nt their town, and with this
thought In vie» a number of the lead
ing men met alia proceeded to discuss and
canvass the best means of raising tue
amount of money needed with which to
finance such an Institution.
It is necessary to ralso J4000 in order
to meet the requirements of the state de
partment of education.
At the meeting lots of ground in the
town of Clanton were donated by Dr.
Qowan and J. W. Stanfield for school pur
There was a large attendance present,
including H. T. Pipes, C. R. Mullins. W.
H. Sartor, W. I. Mullins, ,r. B. Downs,
E. M. Plnckard, J. N. Dennis, J. L. Du
pree and J. H. Roberts.
Deaths and Funerals
Gus G. Murphree
The remains of Gus G. Murphree, aged
23 years, who died in a local infirmary
early Saturday morning, were sent to
Hancevllle yesterday morning for inter
ment by Shaw & Sons.
Frances C. Bragin
Funeral services over the remains of
Frances Louise Bragin, aged 3 years, who
died In Oxford, N. C., Saturday morning,
will be conducted this afternoon at 3
o'clock from the residence of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bragin, Jr.,
1309 North Nineteenth street. Interment
will follow In Elmwood cemetery.
Dr. Sinkler M. Lathem
Funeral services over the remains of
Dr. Sinkler M. Lathem, who died Satur
day night at a local infirmary, will be
conducted this afternoon at ;3 o'clock
from the Cumberland Presbyterian
church. Twenty-seventh -street and
Twelfth avenue, Norwood. Interment
will be In Oak Hill cemetery. The broth
ers of the deceased: Dr. G. M. Lathem,
John D. Lathem, Will T. Lathem, Alf
H. Lathem; his broth/r-in-law, W. H.
Pattle, and his cousin. Dr. J. D. S. Davis,
’will act as pallbearers.
Mrs. J. W. Harrell
Mrs. J. W. Harrell, aged 35, years, died
yesterday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock at
her late residence, 1210 Fountain avenue.
Fuheral services will be conducted this
afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence.
Interment will be In Elmwood cemetery.
The deceased Is survived by her husband
and one son, Lanier Harrell; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lanier, two sisters,
Mrs. L. E. Patton and Mrs. A. L. Reese,
and two brothers, J. W. and W. P. La
nier. The following will act as pall
bearers: A. D. Oden, J. W. Wood, W.
F. Williams, Carl Brown, E. B. Helser
and J. T. Abernathy.
Mrs. Linnie Morrison
Mrs. Linnie Morrison, aged 58 years,
died last night at 8 o'clock at the res
idence of her sister, Mrs. W. P. New
berry, 306tt North Twentieth street. The
remains will be sent to Newark, O., to
day for Interment by Lige Loy.
Gsrrett E. Pearson
Garrett E. Pearson, aged 38 years, died
yesterday at his late residence In Gate
City. Funeral services will be conducted
this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, with Inter
ment In Forest Hill cemetery.
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Observations taken at 8 p. m., 75th meridian time. Air pressure reduced so sea level. Isobark' (continuous lines) pass (h rough Point*
of equal air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass through points of equal temperature; drawn ouly for zoro, freezing, 90^, and lOOr.
O «*••« © partly clondy; © cloudy; © taka; © snow; © Teport missing. Arrows fly with the wind. First figures, highest
past 12 hours; second, precipitation of .01 Inch or more for past 34 hoars; third, maximum wind velocity.
Weather Forecast
Washington, August 31.—Forecast for
Alabama-Mississippi-Louisiana: Gener
ally fair Monday and Tuesday.
Arkansas-Kentucky-Tennesscc: Fair
Monday and Tuesday.
Georgia: Fair north, local showers
south portion Monday and Tuoday.
Florida: Local showers Monday and
probably Tuesday.
.Local Data
For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m.
August 31, 1913:
Highest temperature . 91
Lowest temperature . 72
ft ean temperature. S2
Normal temperature. 77 '
Excess in temperature since .ran. 1 54 j
Rainfall. O.Ou
Total rainfall since January 1.... 36.22
Excess In rainfall since Jan. 1. 0.59
Relative humidity, 7 a. m., 79; 7 p.
m., 77.
Weather Conditions
Birmingham, August 31 (7 p. m.).
With the barometric pressure relatively
high east of the Mississippi river, and
in the north Pacific region, and rela
tively low throughout most of the in
terior and western sections of the coun
try, there is a steady drift of the air
from the easterly points of the com
pass, and scattering showers occurred
in sections favorably situated with ref
erence to great water areas, as eastern
and southern Florida, western.* Lake
Michigan and some Atlantic coast sta
The principal rain area on tonight’s
map was in the southern Rocky moun
tain and plateau states. Though the
rain occurred over an extensive area,
tiie amounts were light at all stations
from which reports were received. .Mod
erate rains occurred also in the Colum
bia river valley and in some of the
northern Rocky mountain districts, be
tween the centers of high and low
pressure located In the northwest.
Temperatures were again high in tho
lower Missouri valley and in the plains
states from the Dakotas to Texas. They
Were moderately hlgn for the season
throughout the south. At Birmingham
the mean for the day was about 7 de
grees above the normal, and at Mem
phis the thermometer recorded 90 de
grees at 7 p. m. and 96 at the ime of
the highest. ^
There is nothing more than ‘a mod
erate degree of cloudiness in the middle
gulf section to indicate any rainfall for
Monday. In Alabama we will probably
have generally fair weather, with the
temperature considerably above the
seasonal average.
Summary of observations made at
Vnlted States Weather Bureau stations:
at for
7 p. m. day.
Abilene, partly cloudy .... 90 72
Apalachicola, clear. 76 70
Atlanta, clear . 82 70
Atlantic City, clear . 72 66
Baltimore, clear . 7.8 6G
Birmingham, partly cloudy 79 7 2
Boise, clear. SG 60
Boston, clear . 72 62
Brownsville, partly cloudy .82 7 ♦
Buffalo, clear . 70 f»S
Burrwood, clear . so 7^
Calgary, cloudy. :>0 r»0
Charleston, partly cloudy .. 80 72
Chicago, cloudy . 78 66
Corpus Christ!, clear. st 7.8
Denver, cloudy . 76 56
Des Moines, clear . 88 74
Dodge City, partly cloudy ,sn 6>
Duluth, clear . 60 f»6
Durango, rain . 70 4 6
Hastport, cloudy. ;»8 5 1
Galveston, partly cloudy . SI otl
Green Bay, cloudy. 68 60 v
Hatteras, clear .. .. 76 To
Havre, partly cloudy . 70 5 1
Helena, partly cloudy .... 7i 56
Huron, cloudy .
Jacksonville, partly cloudy
Kamloops, partly cloudy .
Kansas City, clear .
Knoxville, clear .
Louisville, partly cloudy .
Memphis, clear .
Miami, clear .
Mobile, cloudy .
Modena, rain ..
Montgomery, partly cloudy
Montreal, partly cloudy
Moorhead, clear . ..
New Orleans, partly
New York, clear.
North Platte, clear ...
Oklahoma, clear .
Palestine, clear .
Parry Sound, clear.
Phoenix, partly cloudy .
Pittsburg, clear .
Portland, clear.
Raleigh, clear .
Rapid City, partly cloudy
Roseburg. cloudy .
Roswell, cloudy . 76 66
Salt Bake City, cloudy. S2 64
I San Diego, cloudy . 68 6-i
San Francisco, part cloudy on 5i
Sault Ste. Marie, clear ... 04 5 1
| Seattle, cloudy . . . .. •»# 02
Sheridan, partly cloudy .... 82 lit
I Shreveport, clear . '•<$ 77
I Spokane, cloudy. T'-* 62
[St. Bonis, partly cloudy ... 88 68
St. Paul, partly cloudy ... 72 62
Swift Current, part cloudy 68 5 1
Tampa, clear .. 78 72
Toledo, cloudy. 7 1 66
Washington, clear . 76 61
Wllliston. cloudy . 86 56
Winnemucca. clear. 8 1 6«*
Winnipeg, cloudy . 72 46
Washington, August 31.—(Special.!
It. B. Gordon of Ohio, sergeant-at-arms
of the House of Representatives, is a
warm admirer of Representative of
Alabama. Today he presented to Mr.
Heflin an original Allen G. Thurman
bandanna handkerchief. These hand
kerchiefs were carried as banners in
the campaign when Allen G. Thurman
was the democratic nominee tor vice
president in 1888. Senator John W.
Daniels of Virginia in seconding the
nomination of Allen G. Thurman gave
fame and national recognition to the
bandanna handkerchief, lie said:
“In the name of the people of Vir
ginia, upon whose soil he was horn,
and in the name of the people of Ohio,
Ills adopted home—in the name of the
democracy of this great nation, incor
ruptible, unterritied, and unconquerable
—1 fling this banner to the battle and
the breeze (waving a bandanna hand
kerchief), the symbol of his name. It
is an emblem which, like the cap of
liberty, equality and fraternity, needs
only to be seen to carry its message.
It goes to the field today with the bene
dictions of the wise and good, side by
side with the flag of a never-dying
Mr. Gordon says that he knows of
only one other of these bandanna hand
kerchiefs in existence. Mr. Meilin is
very proud of this old democratic relic
and says that he will keep li and be
Inspired by it to battle for the princi
ples of democracy so much loved by
Ohio’s grand old man in his life time.
(Continued from Pane One>
shifts are made It will be solely for rhe
purpose of guarding against rebel opera
tions. In addition to the students of the
preparatory schools, where military in
structions have been enforced for some
weeks, the manual of arms is being
taught workmen who are atendlng night
schools and the employes of the tax de
partment. The officers of several banks
are said to have offered their services.
The newspapers cqntinue to devote
themselves editorially to the subject of
the late diplomatic exchanges, dwelling
upon the alleged sympathy and encour
agement Mexico Is receiving from the
press of France, Germany and Great Brit
ain. Followers of Gen. Felix I)laz ex
pect him to return to Mexico City not
later than October 4 to push his cam
paign for the presidency. Senor Gamboa
said today that no further Instructions
regarding the Japanese mission, to which
General Diaz was appointed, would be Is
sued by hls department until after No
vember, the month In which the election
Is to be held.
The excitement among American resi
dents over President Wilson’s warning
subsided to a large degree over Sunday.
A limited number of persons left on trains
to Vera Cruz today. Cqnsul General
Shankin spent mo3t of the day in his of
fices, but received fewer visits than on
previous days. The opinion Is growing
that the warning, so far as regards the
large centers, will not be generally obeyed
unless further Information of a definite
character Is forthcoming.
Refused to Recognize Consul
Eagle Pass, Tex., August SI.—That Gen
eral Bravo, federal commander at Tor
reon, Mlexico, ' refused to recognize
the United States consular agent,
George G. Carothers, when he protested
against the execution of six Americans
In that city, is the declaration of the
three Americans, Frank and Milton, Chis
um and Andrew Q’Dell who arrived at
Pledras Negraf, "constitutionalists" head
quarters, froth Torreon yesterday.
“Your government does not recognize
the government of Mexico." Bravo Is re
ported to have declared, "and I shall not
recognize you- The affair Is none of
your concern and you have no right
to Interfere."
According to the refugees, who soy
they escaped from the beselged city and
made the trip to Pledras Negras over
land, the six Americans reported exe
cuted were charged with having been
"with" the constitutionalist troops. , At
constitutionalist headquarters, however,
it is stated that all /foreigners who en
list In the revolutionary army are re
quired to become Mexican citizens, and,
so far n* to known, William Campbell
•C Arkansas to the I
with the constitutionalist forces. Camp
bell, who Is a non-commissioned officer,
like a number of Japanese, enlisted (lur
ing the Madero revolution and continued
with the rebels during the present strug
gle. It Is also declared at Plcdraij wegras
that Venustiano Carranza, the' Sjitu
tlonalist commander-in-chief, was tn per
sonal command of the siege of Torreon,
does not permit foreigners to join Ills
Respect for Game Laws
Minneapolis, August 23.— (Special.)—
Game laws In North Dakota al-e strict,
according to A. H. Runge of Bismarck,
formerly Are chief In Minneapolis, now
Arc marshal of North Dakota. When
hls train stoppod near Discoll recently
he went aheud and found the engineer
waiting for a prairie chicken and her
bVood to get off' the track. The en
gineer was afrafd to violate the law by
running over the birds.
’ 'VI
Washington, August 31. — Warm %
weather In the east and southwest, and
a cool wave in the northwest were pre- /
dieted tonight by the weatTier bureau \
for the first part of the coming week, j
“It Is likely," tl»e weekly bulletin A
states, "that this cool cliange will ad- ^
vance eastward and overspread the A
plains Btates and the upper Mississippi j
valley by Wednesday or Thursday, and A
the eastern and southern states thefl
latter part of the week. Local frosts V
will occur by the middle of the week m
in tlie far northwest. A disturbance I
that is now over the northern Rocky ^
mountain region will move eastward, ^
attended by local showers and thun- l
derstorms, and cross the great central ^ j
valleys Tuesday and the Atlantic !
states Wednesday or Thursday. Other- I
wise the week will be one of generally A
fair weather.
"There are no indications at the
present time of a disturbance in the
West Tndies."
Bay Minette, August 31.— (Special.)
The Bay Minette Gun club held the
first shoot yesterday that it has had
for some time and t-everal ftlirly good
scores were made. With the hunting
season near at hand, the club intends
make their meetings interesting and
some good scores may be loci*!?S for.
The score at yesterday's shoot Wft«
as followes: W. F. Erwin, IS out of
25; J. W. Conway, 21 out of 25; F. S.
Stone, 18 out of 25, and Mack Reed, 11
out of 25.
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