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Time for Decisive Action at
Hand, According to the
Mexican Envoys
Want to See Some Sort of Provisional
I Government Established in Case
Crisis Is Reached—Waive
Immaterial Points
Ittugan Fall*, Out., May 22.—(od
tfary to general expectation, till* has
proved to have been a day of IntenMe
activity. The mediator* hail expected
to take a rent and begin work again
Monday, when auddeuly and without
warning they were advlacd by Mexi
can delegate* that the Nituatlon called
for prompt and decisive action. The
American delegate* were notified to
nppear and conference after conference
From the moment, shortly after noon,
when it was officially announced that the
first full meeting of the delegates ot
both sides was to he held later In the
day, until after the American .delegates
had gone hack to the American side of
the river shortly before midnight, there
was an atmosphere of suppressed excite
ment about every move made both by
the mediators and by the representatives
of the United States and Mexico.
Rumom at Rent
Speculation and rumors of all sorts as
to the exact purpose or this sudden call
ing together of the entire mediation body
were virtually set at rest when it was
admitted that the moving cause for the
precipitate step was the condition in Mex
ico. the taking of Saltillo and the threat
ened constitutionalist advance upon the
capital. Tt was declared that while the
situation there hardly could be called crit-1
teal, yet it was grave. It was said to
be the desire of the Mexican delegates
ic »._•'£ some form of provisional govern
ment established in Mexico 4 ’tty before
events brought about a crisis in the cap
There is an evident disposition to waive
•11 immaterial points at issue and come
together squarely In an effort to reach
a conclusion. The meeting was held early
In the afternoon. At Its close a bulletin
wa* issued .announcing that the con
ference had been “held at the request of
the Mexican representatives for the pur
I pose of Informing the mediators and the
American representatives of the Ideas of
. their government concerning several in
teresting points for the nest solution of
■ the present difficulty. It was decided to
mafntaimsecrecy in regard to these points
until a concrete solution shall have been
••ached, to which end the informal con
versations will continue.
Discussion Good Natured
Before they went into seswion the
AaTerlcan delegates had no Idea which of
the several phases of the situation was
to be broaelied. The meeting: lasted less
then half an hour and the "vonversa
lion" was eondueted through an inter
preter. The discussion was pointed but
good natured, and the early adjournment
was taken t.0 enable tile American deie
gatea to confer with the authorities at
Washington. The meeting adjourned
until 10 o’clock tonight.
It was significant that while the views
had been so divergent before this after
noon's session as to give rise to the dts
tinct statement that there was a ’’hitch."
the atmosphere was so cleared at the
end of the conference that a spirit of
optimism was displayed by all of the par
ticipants. It is asserted by those who
should be informed that ilie settlement
of the land question has been a vexed
problem, but this matter has now reach
ed such a stage that confidence in Its
ultimate adjustment is expressed frcelv.
[ During the afternoon thef American
delegates attended the funeral In the
little ritly of Niagara Falls that lies on
the American side of Andrew M. Saun
ders, an American marine who was ac
cidently killed by a comrade during the
occupation of Vera Cruz.
Huntsville, May 28.—(Special.)—1The final
Closing exercises of the Huntsville High
school were held last night in the Elks’
theatre in the presence r.f an audience
that tested the capacity of the house.
The baccalaureate address was delivered
by Dr. Edwin Mims, professor of Eng
lish In the Vanderbilt university. Harry
T. Daniels, class orator, delivered an ad
dress on “True Citizenship." and Clyde
H. Phillips, honor man of the senior
class, delivered the valedictory.
The Hutchens metal for the highest gen
eral average of scholarship and attend
ance was awarded to Miss Nellie Francis
Day. The Sugg award for the highest
general average In the grammar schools
was awarded to Miss Eunice Skinner.
Miss Katie Mitchell won the second best
general average and Miss Hucile Coons re
ceived the Cohen medal fuy best in music.
Exchange Qr grams Be
tween I 0 <s E|uls to
Produce developments
Optimism on Subject Prevails al the
Capital—Commission Form of
Government Would Please
the Constitutionalists
M RMhlngton. May 22.—Another ex
change of telegrams tonight between
General 4 nr ran/.a and Eiutllo Suharnii,
minister of the Interior In the eonstl
tutlnnnllNt cabinet left the question of
representation of the 4 arransalstos at
the Magarn confereoce iiiideteriulned:
Jose Vascon elos, prominently mention
ed in diplomatic circles as a likely selec
tion should General Carranza decide to
have a representative at the Niagara
meeting—if for nothing more than to give
with Mr. Subarun who in turn confered
with Mr. %ubarun, who in turn conferred
with Secretary Bryan. The exchanges
with 1 he constitutionalist first chief fol
Mr. Vasconcelos reiterated he had no
intimation that the constitutionalists
might participate in the mediation or that
he was to he selected. He declared he
had stopped over in Wasmngton while on
his way to San Antonio from where lie
expects to join General Carranza in Mex
ico. However, Mr. Zubaran’s conference
with the Secretary of Slate, following a
prolonged conference today between Mr.
Bryan, John Lind and Charles A. Dong
las. attorney for ih« constitutionaf.sl I
agency, after which Mr. Bryan went to
the White House, gave rise In some cir
cles to a feeling of optimism Iliat the
processes of mediation might he facilitat
ed by some sort of participation by the
Carra'nzistas. Among all the constitu
tionalists here, however, there was every
disposition to let word of Geneial Car
ranza's intentions come from the chief of
the. revolution himself Some of those
close to the cause continued to express
their doubt of Carranza’s willingness to
take any position which might be Inter
preted in Mexico as participating in a
mediation concerning the internal affairs
of that republic.
Plan Finds Favor
'It became definitely known tonight that
the plan for a commission form of gov
ernment in Mexico City during tiie transi
tion period has not found favor with
the constitutionalists. Before Charge
O'Shaughnessy left the Mexican capital,
he forwarded lo Washington, at the direc
tion of the state department, a list of
Mexicans, who might he termed "elder
statesmen" as a possible council of nota
bles to form a provisional government
and maintain order in Mexico City should
the expected fall of Huerta occur before
another government were ready to sup
plant him.
Tills list was headed by Luis Mendez
and was composed of Mexicans who were
said to have had no connection with the
factions and Intrigues and the revolu
tions of the last three years. To most
of the names suggested the constitution
alists have objected on the ground that
the constitutionalists have made other
plans for assuming the reigns of power.
Their plan provides that should a
sudden elimination of Huerta leave the
government in Mexico City without a
head, or should a popular uprising or
army revolt overturn affairs there, a
constitutionalist junta already provi
sionally organized, would take control
of the machinery of government and
turn it over to the chief of the con
stitutionalist movement .The twice re- '
cently reported disaffection of General
Peluasoo, Huerta's defeated command
er at Torreon. repeated indications of
undercurrents of dissatisfaction with
the Huerta regime in the capital, and
the disintegration of the Huerta c&b
Jinct are attracting attention to that
Phase of the situation. Constitu
tionalists here say they have been in
the Mexican capital equal to such an
Some of those most familiar with the
complicatfd processes of Mexican pol
itics and the consideration which the
constitutionalists feel they arc obliged
to pay to their interna] situation, be
lieve, however much General Carranza
might personally realize the desirabil
ity of having an agent at the Niagara
conference he possibly finds himself
hedged about by circumstances and,
conditions which will make the nego
tiations preliminary to any representa
tion. even of a limited character, neces
sarily slow and careful. Influence fa
vorable to such representation are be
ing communicated to General Carranza,
but it is believed they are of a direct
nature and it Is understood that the
general’s representatives in Washing
ton are doing little more than act
ing as beartrs of these exchanges.
I Hoyai, kamii.y kefi ukk, t
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♦ Durwio. Albania. ’May 23.—At 5 4
4 o clock till* afternoon the insur- 4
4 (tents were close npon this town. 4
4 Prince William, the Princess and 4
4 their suite took refuae aboard the 4
4 Italian warship Mlsurata. 4
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$200,000 Structure Will be Builded at Birthplace in Niles, Ohio.
Competitive Architects Will Be Given Price for the
Best Plans fnd Drawings
{few York. May 23.—A building to per- of Architect* for the beet competitive
petuate the memory of the late President Pl*h* and drawing* for the memorial.
William B. McKinley 1* tD be erected at A smal1 rarl* and ■grounding plot* of
— . . ... ... ... i .... ground, eomprteing about live acre*, have
truttgaa of the Xauonal McKinley Birth- ww,e t„, de.iBn ^ *yU 0l me.
place Memorial aeeoclatlon at a meeting mortal will be left open to the competl
here. tlve arcbltecte. the truttee* have already
H also waa don Id art to offer a aultahle determined upon th* chief features Owl
prlge through a cowwOlde at Ik* iMtltuw are to be eomprlaad «f Uri* kbd fntodlar.
Distinguished Republican
Leader Succumbs After
Lingering Illness—Was
Once Page in House
Washington, liny 22.—William C.
Bradley, I lifted States senator from
Kentucky, died here nt W«45 p. m., af
ter a lingering Illness aggravated bj a
Senator William O. Bradley was one
of the moat distinguished republican lead
ers of Kentucky in his generation. An
orator of unusual ability, for 40 years
ho had been prominent before the people
of his state and the nation.
Born In 1847, he wan only 14 years of
age when the war between the states
broke out. Twice he ran away from
home to Join the union army, only to be
taken from the ranks ny his father be
cause of bis extreme youth. As a pagp
of the lower house of the Kentucky leg
islature he attracted such attention that
at the age of 18 a special act was passed
by the legislature, enabling him to prac
tice law, If he proved his qualifications
before an examining committee. He sat
isfied the committee of his qualifications
and made law his profession.
A Prominent Figure
From the time he became of age until
his death there scarcely was a state con
vention of his party in which Senator
Bradley was not a prominent figure. He
was but little less prominent In the re
publican national conventions. For 28
years he was unanimously chosen a del
egate at large from Kentucky to the
national conventions. At the convention
in 18% he was the choice of his state
for President, and receded 105 votes for
vice president in the 1888 convention.
Three times he was chairman of his state
delegation at the national conventions.
As one of the noted convention orators of
his time, he seconded the nomination of
Grant in 1880 and that of Roosevelt in
1904. In 1884 it was his oratory largely
that prevented the reduction of south
ern representation in the convention.
Faced with a strong democratic ma
jority in his state. Mr. Bradley often suf
fered defeat for office. Twice he was
defeated for Congress and four times for
United States senator after receiving the
nomination of his party In 1887 he was
defeated for governor, hut reduced the
democratic majority of the preceding gu
bernatorial campaign from 47,000 to 17.000.
Tt was this showing that led to his
prominence as a vice presidential can
didate the following year.
Elected Governor
In 1895 Senator Bradley was e’e-ted gov
ernor of Kentucky by 8912 majority. Vic
tory again settled on his banner in 1908
when a democratic legislature by eight
votes, after a deadlock, finally elected
him to the Senate. His term would have
expired March 3. 1915.
On many occasions Senator Bradley was
selected to deliver orations on behalf of
I his state. He spoke at the dedication
of the Kentucky building at the Colum
bian exposition in 1897, ?he Jefferson statue
in Louisville, the Kentucky monument at
Chlckamauga and the Kentucky state
capitol. His last speech was delivered in
the Senate May 8. when he spoke against
the repeal of the Panama canal toll ex
emption law.
Key West. Fla.. May 23.-The Greek
schooner Amelia, engaged in sponge fish
ing. was destroyed by fire seven miles
from here before dawn today. The four
members of the crew were taken off by a
launch, which went to the boat's aid
from here.
Burning of the Amelia followed the
earlier wrecking and sinking of a small
Greek sponging vessel here by sympa
thizers of native sponge fishermen. The
Amelia had a capacity of 53 ions.
The origin of the fire has not been de
termined. Kucli feeling has been aroused
among native sponge fishermen as a re
sult of the actlvttci* of the Greek*. The
t,U*r have tlwir he*4qu*rter» *t Tarpon
Bpiite* Tl*
Colonel Sibert to Be Given
Opportunity to Win Fame
As An Engineer in China
Washington. May 28.—(Special.)—Col
William L. filbert Is to lift given «n op
portunity to win fame and add to his
reputation as a great engineer in China.
7 here is a great pro.iet » to be undertaken
in the celestial kingdom, in an attempt
at reclamation of a vast district where
recently ever a million Chinese ha *■ lost
their lives by floods.
In addition to floods, ttie districts suf
fer from lack of water. It Is either too
much or ton little all of the time. This
district is fin the Yellow river, between
Shanghai and Peking. The river passes
under a great canal constructed over 1500
years ago and Indispensable to Chinese
It. is the hope of the Chinese government
to he able to build a system of reservoirs
which will not only prevent the floods,
but at the same time conserve the water i
to be used in time of drouth. The Red
Cross Is interested in the work, for that
organization has spent hundreds of thou
sands of dollars for the relief of the vic
tims of floods. The undertaking will he
financed by the Chinese government by an
issue of bonds, and Hie government will
be assisted b* the Rt-1 Cross.
Miss Board man had t lie selection of the
American engineer 'loaned the Chinese
government by the United .States," and
she has selected Colonel Slbert.
The board of American engineers se
lected to do the preliminary work are
Colonel Slbert. Col. A. P. Davis, chief
engineer of government reclamation work,
and D. \V. Mead, professor of hydraulic
engineering of tlie University of Wis
consin. The hoard will he engaged about
five months in the preliminary estimates
and surveys. It is not known who will
be selected to undertake the actual work
of carrying out this project after the
recommendations of th/ board have been
The Constitutionalists Again
Face Defeated Tampico
Leader — Business in
Port Normal Again
Tampico. May 23.—Brought to a halt
In Ills march In the south. Gen. More
cam - I
mander of ihe Tampico garrison, once
more will have to face In battle the
constitutionalists who drove him out
of this place, or enter the wilderness of
mountains In the lluasteea district to
his west. General Zaragoza was at
Ozuluama. fid miles from Tampico, yes
terday according to advices received
here by the constitutionalist command
er. with a force estimated at from 2000
to 3000 men.
One thousand constitutionalists un
der Colonel Pa fa i rate crossed the river
south of here today and moved In the
direction of Ozuluama. Another force
of constitutionalists of Gen., Candido
Aguilar's command Is moving north
ward. with Ozuluama as Ihe objective
point. When it "as learned that Zara
goza had chosen to march lo the south
through a region sprinkled with pros
perous villages and lorelgit interests,
chiefly oil wells. General Caballero or
dered a movement that would force
him either to stmid or deflect his
movement to the west. If the federHl
commander chooses the west, his path
will he obstructed at Tantoyuca by
Aguilar's men.
Uu.etness here had resumed a normal
basis, the theatres are open and con
fidence has been fully restored. Ev
erywhere as on the first entry of Cab
aliero ami his troops, perfect order is
being maintained. Apparently nothing
is being left undone by the new au
thorities lo restore the city as rapidly
as possible to normal conditions.
Commencement in Bay Minette
Bay Minette. Mav 23.-lSpoclH.l-'The
preliminary commencement exercises of
the graduates from the local high school
will be held Sunday at the auditorium of
the school building. The graduates will
be addressed Sunday morning by the Rev.
M. Kimbrough of Camden. The com
mencement exercises proper will he held
on Monday etening at the same place,
when an attractive programme has been
arranged, each one of the graduates lak
„g part. The graduates ate Norborna
Stone. Hubert Hall. Bennett Hall. Ethel
Woolley, Annie Pearl Buah. Mildred
Rocherpiel, Carrie V. Hemlnear, Beast*
Byrne and Willie Mae Irwin,
Battered Hulk of New Light
ship Halifax Is Found
Among Breakers on
Liscomb Island
Halifax. N. S.. May 28. The battered
hulk of the new lightship Halifax Nr*. 19
was found among the breakers on Liscomb
Island, five miles from the mainland to
day. She struck during a dense fog. and
it is believed her crew of 26 Scotchmen are
lost. Six bodies bearing life belts had
been recovered up to dusk tonight by the
steamer Dufferln. Botli life boats, which
! the vessel carried, were found. A search
of the rock islands in the vicinity was
I made In the hope that some of the crew
had got through the surf alive.
Word reached the t'anadian marine de
partment here tonight that the hull of
the lightship was broken in two.
The ship was on her maiden voyage
from her builders’ yards Ht Paisley, Scot
land. to take up her station off Sambro
ledges near Halifax harbor, ('aptain Mac
Beth and Chieni Kngineer MeKenaie are
the only members of tire crew known
here. The men were shipped in Glasgow.
The government steamers Stanley and
Lady l^autier were ordered to search for
possible survivors or for more bodies.
The * ’anadian marine department f^els
Jittie hope that anyone on board escaped.
Long rollers break over tire jagged rocks
with terrific force In the calmest weather.
All vessels give tile spot a wide berth.
The first Intimation of the disaster was
brought In by the Duffetm when she ar
rived with three bodies. She went hack to
Liscomb Island later in the day to con
tinue the search and found another body.
Sailed From Halifax
St Johns. N. K.. May 23. The light ship
Halifax No. 19. reported wrecked off the
Nova Scotia toast, sailed from here for
Halifax May 19. after coaling. The of
ficers and crew were residents of Glas
gow, shipped by the builders to deliver
the vessel to the Canadian government.
Sues for $10,000
Alleging that he was “bound in chains’*
in a coal yard. Robert Hicks has entered
suit In the city court against G. W. Mar
tin, In which he claims $10,000 damages.
The plaintiff also alleges that he wan
assaulted and beaten by the defendant
and that chains were fastened around hli
log and he was confined sometime in a
coal yard. He further a'leges that th<
defendant falsely and maliciously cause*:
his arrest and imprisonment, for all oi
which allegations he claims he waa dam
aged to the extent of $10,000.

Dissatisfied With Proposal
to Leave Senate Action
Until Next Session
Detailed Consideration Will Continue ,
for Week Following General De
bate—Dyer Urges Delay in
Making Bill Law
Washington, May 28 'That President
Wilson will be satisfied with nothing less
than the passage through both houses of
t*ongress at the present session of the
anti-trust legislation recently agreed on
was made clear today by officials close to
the administration. This attitude was
made known in answer to suggestions that
some leaders at the capltol believed it
would be sufficient to pass the anti
trust bills in the House and only agree
on a time for a vote next session In the
It was said at the White House the
President is firmly of the opinion that
anti-trust legislation should he enacted
.it this session, and that he is not willing
to make any compromise. Although he
realizes the desire of ninny members of
Congress to adjourn early, he believes
t ho anti-trust legislation t an be expe
Discuss Clayton Bill
In the House today the Glayton bill to
supplement the present laws against
trusts, the second of the administration
I anti-trust measures, was discussed. Gen
eral debate probably will be concluded
Tuesday, when detailed consideration will
continue for the geiatcr part of the week.
It will be followed by the railroad securi
ties bill.
A plea that the writing of the antl
Itust programme into law he delayed until
next season, or if possible until the next
Congress, was made by RepresentatH e
Dyer of Missouri in the debate on the
t’layton bill.
•| am in favor of ninny of the pro
visions of this bill,’ lie said, "but owing
to the present conditions of business
throughout Hie country I believe it might
to he left to the next session or until the
next Cong! ess before being enacted into',
law. Business conditions now existing. I
believe, call for this delay."
Ftepresentative Floyd cf Arkansas, a j
member of the Judiciary subcommittee,
which framed the Clayton bill, vigorously
supported the measure. He particularly
defended the section of the hill legalising
Hie existence and operation of labor and
agricultural unions, declaring it was what
labor lenders had asked for. He quoted
from the testimony of President Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor, be
fore the judiciary committee, to show thaf
Mr. Gompers had asked for just what
was put into the bill.
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Dies in Russia
La Orange, Ga . May 28.—(Special.)—Joe
Todes. aged 70. died In his far away
Russian home, three weeks ago, but the
news of his death did not reach his son.
B. Todes, of this city .until today. B.
Todes Is a well known merchant in Ibis
If Called Principal Business
Would Be Consideration
of State-Wide Reforms
May ( all Solons to Meet Extraordi*
nary Occasion—Admits Necessity
of Hiving Jefferson Relief
From Fee System
Ily L. s. iifjtTY
Montgomery, May 23. <.Special. (—Ala
bama lawmaker.*; may meet In extraordi
nary session before the end of the pres
ent administration Should there be a
special session of the legislature, til#
principal business before that body would
be the consideration of statewide and local
reforms. The passage of only such meas
ures as would accrue to the best inter
ests of the people in general.
But the governor of Alabama has not
yet. decided to call a special session of the
legislature. He declared to The Age-Her
ald correspondent tonight that his mind J
was not made up on the subject, moreover <
that lie sa\y no immediate necessity for
issuing a call for a special session.
"A special session of the legislature may
only he called to meet an extraordinary
occasion," he said. "The constitution of
th© state is explicit on the subject of
epcclnl sessions of the legislature, and
unless an extraordinary occasion arises.
I see no reason why I should call the
state's lawmakers together."
Tlie governor admitted that the moat
pressing nerd for a special legislatin'©
session was the necessity of gi\ing relief
to Jefferson county from the Iniquitous
tec system, lie declared to Th# Age-Her
ald correspondent that he did not con
sider any reform more pressing than the
enactment of an anti-fee measure for Jef
ferson county, and gave assurance that
should he « all a special session he would
lin orporato a suggestion for such a re
form In his call. 'Pile governor continues;
"I have been urged by many promi
nent citizens of Birmingham and .letter- /
son county to call a special sc sion of th# •*'
legislature in order that an anti-fee ays*
tem might be established in that county.
Tl»er« is no question blit that Jefferson
county needs tins relief, and should t
» all a special session l should recommend
the Inauguration of that important re
form in my message. Th# majority of
the people of Jefferson county have al
ready declared that they prefer the anti
fee system in that county, and since Jef
ferson is by far the greatest sutierer in
| the State as a result of that old anti
quated and inquitous plan. I :*ljoiilfl like
to furnish the relief it desires.
Should the governor call an extrgordi
oar' session of the legislature, be would
i probably advocate many other Important
reforms, chief of which would he the en
actment of measures looking to many Ju
dicial changes in the state The governor
has evinced remarkable Interest In all
phases of judicial reform since he as
sumed the office of chief executive of the
prate, and It was through Ids influence
and oflices that the state-wide move
ment looking to the reform of th© judi
ciary was begun several years ago lie la
the principal exponent of indicia! reform
In Alabama.
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Begin Church Convention
utnclnmiti, May 23. The general conven
tion of churches of New Jerusalem in
United States was opened her© today.
Tlie annual address was delivered by Rev.
Julian K. Smyth© of New York, presi*
I dent.

I -MfxI'HH fondltlonB cause ruediatora
tn act.
Senator Bradley dead
Colonel filbert honored
No Immediate need of extra session,
says governor.
2- Alumni day at Judbon.
ciayton hoou to take up duties.
I Burnett must fight to hold job.
5— Polities I lights over state.
Mental defectiveness of stale inves
tigate d.
Khuiouh hanker to attend Harding din
Judge Walker will rebuild B. It.. 1*
and I* building.
d- Kim* private art gallery in Birming
7-Mexican affairs approaching crisis,
s Loans jjjioo.ooa for Chinese dock.
!t Church leaders greatly rroused over
10 Woman struck in face by man on
crowded street.
11—Cunningham talks .»n malaria fever In
fifth bulletin.
It;—Presbyterians arc not likely to act
on consolidation.
17 Poultry news.
21— Roosevelt has recovered from effects
of trip.
22— Hotel expert gives pointers on
changes In the practice of tipping.
23— Practical school Improvement.
24— No safe place tn live yet found.
28-29— Ed I tori a t comment.
. 32- Dolly’s dialogues.
34— Creation photoplay here today.
35— Common sense in the home.
.30 The book shelf.
37-38— Automobile gossip.
KM’hun-h services.
41 Royal courts tire king and queen.
42—'The young people.
44— Birmingham's first hoard of trade.
4.i- ."it- Magazine section
| o2-6«»—(dmic supplement.
Attempt to Raid Supposed
“Blind Tijjer’’ Results in
Death of Two
Anniston. May (Special,Chief of
Police Harry Hhfrepski of Anniston and
Wesley Britton. u negro, are dead as
the result of an attempted raid upon a
supposed "blind tiger" here tonight.
The* negro was killed by Policeman Sea
Reason after the* former had opened fire
upon the chief of police. No intoxicants
were found In the building
The shooting took place on Cooper
street between Seventeenth and Elgh
teenth avenues at about 10 o'clock. Ac
cording to local authorities the two of*
fleers had Just left a local newspaper
office where, It Is stated, they announced
iheir intention of making the raid and
wore approaching the negroe's home
when Britton opened fire. Shirepaki fed
seriously wounded. Reason Intercepted
the negro, whd was attempting to es
cape. ami after a desperate snuggle i h«
• rffher succeeded in getting his revolver
Into play, shooting the negro and killing
him instantly. Another negro who was
In the house at the time escaped.
•Chief Shlrepski whs taken to a local
Infirmary and operated upon tonight, but
died a few hours afterwards. Reason
was but slightly hurt in th»- affray.
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Hundreds of Children Take Part in Paying Tribute to Late
Southern Folk-lore Writer—Bronze Medallion of
v Author Unveiled
' | Atlanta, May 23.-Transformed Into the
world of fancy of Joel <‘handler Harris,
with the familial spirits of Uncle Remua,
the Tar Baby, Mis Meaders and Bre r Fox
' presiding at such slice an the Thlmhle
Finger Well and the Honey Bee tree, the
home of the southern folk-lore writer was
1 dedicated here today as a permanent
1 shrine and memorial.
1 Hundreds of children participated In the
J festival occasion at the Wren's Nest
1 and Snap Bean Farm, as the home of the
f dead author Is familiarly known. The
- annual festival was held immediately after
the conclusion of the dedicatory exercise*.
The occasion was arranged primarily by
the Uncle Remus Memorial association,
embracing lovers of the literature of tha
southern writer Governor Slaton de
livered the dedicatory address at the ex
ercises and short talks were made by
Mayor James G. Woodward of Atlanta.
F\ J. Paxson, chairman of the advisory
board of the memorial association. Mrs.
A. McD. Wilson, president of the memo
rial association, and others.
A bronae medallion of the author, tne
work of Roger Noble Burnham, the Boe
ton sculptor, was unveiled, and a bronaa
panel b> ihs same seulptor waa presented.
The panel represented In relief Bre'r Rab
bit making a speech to the animate In Use
dream world of the folk-lore writer.

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