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Crowded New Arrivals In Men’s Summer Shoes Palm Beach Oxfords $4.00 values for.$3.45 $3.50 values for .$2.95 $3.00 values for.$2.65 $4.00 values for.$3.45 Hose to Match All Shoes | 1910 First Avenue fr_- ^ Twenty Million Bushels A dded By Fine Wern er Conditions Wa&i.ington. July 8.—Thirty million bushels of • wheat were added to the leading prospects of the crop during June by the excellent weather condi tions reported, making the forecast of the crop as listed today by the depart ment of agriculture 930,000,000 bush els, a new reco^. The acreage planted to corn this year was only slightly less than that of last year, while the condition of that crop was 1 per cent better than the ld-year July 1 mean condition, making the prospects good for a crop estimated by the department of agriculture at 2,868,000,000 bushels. A 200,000,000 pound decrease In the tobacco crop Is indicated, a total crop of 733,000,000 pounds being estimated. Children’s Hospital Fund Totals $4172.50 The campaign committee for the Chil dren’s hospital reported yesterday that $4172.50 of the $5000 asked for the insti tution had been raised. The Committee still has a number of people to see and It is felt that the bal ance of the $5000 will be easily secured. The work of the committee so fur has been rnrr;,aratively easy. The popularity arm Known merit of the institution for which the money is asked has been a great influence in persuading people to five money to the institution. PERSONAL C. C. Graves is ill at his home in West End of typhoid fever. Though the crisis has not been past, the attending phy sician expresses himself as well sat isfied with the patient's condition so far. I / Industrial Journals Com ment On Reduced Rates PENSION BOARD MEETS Indications of Improvement In Steel Trade Noticeably Increasing—De mands for Structural Material Keeping Up Extra Well Cleveland, O.. July 8.—(Special.)—'The Iron Trade Review tomorrow will say: “The decision of the Interstate com merce commission in regard to rates on pig iron from the Birmingham district to numerous western points may have more far-reaching effects than appear probable. But at present It seems that the principal result will be considerably more competition in New’ England for the Buffalo and Virginia furnaces and more for some furnaces in the Chicago district which make high phosphorus pig iron similar to that produced in the south. “The sharp decline in the production of pig iron in June as compared with May, the figures being 1,904,666 tons and 2,097.019 tons respectively, shows how quickly mblast furnaces operators are conforming to the decreased demand for their product but sellers who have made a careful study of the situation point out that two years ago conditions in the pig Iron market were more unfavorable than the£ are at present. “At that time, stocks on hand in fur nace yards amounted to 1,400,000 tons, com pared with about 1,000,000 tons today and production was at a considerably higher rate. The last half of the year 1912 w’as one of great prosperity and some fur nace men report that they see Indica tions of a good buying movement In pig iron, which they believe will be w'ell un der way by September 1. During the past week there has been Increased activity In the Pittsburg market und two large lots, one *of 20,000 tons and another of 10,000 tons have been sold. "Tonnages of good size are pending in the east, but sales Are not numerous. The General Electric has purchased ten thousand tons of foundry Iron and In quiries are pending for about fifty thousand tons of Iron for export. "The most serious competition that has yet developed under the new’ tariff is that in sheets imported from Ger many. On a recent order for No. 14 gage blue annealed sheets for Montreal delivery, an eastern company wras un derbid by German makers who quoted $4 per ton below the lowest price re cently quoted In the American market. Tin plate mills are operating a* a rate which insures a good tonnage record, but prices are weak. "Tw o leading eastern agricultural im plement makers have contracted for from fifteen to twenty thousand tons of steel bars, hut many of the agri cultural Implement manufacturers have not yet covered. Mills are firmly re sisting efforts of buyers to contract at less than $1.15 Pittsburg which is the prevailing price up to January 1, wrblle $1.20 Is the usual quotation for de livery after that date.” New York, July 8.—(Special.)—The Iron Age tomorrow will say: Vindication of Improvement In steel trade are notably increasing. The corner seems to have been turned at last, antf manufacturers are now confident that the remainder of the year will show’ much luiger busines sthan .he first half. “The United States Steel corporation re ports its boklngs of new orders in June luiger than for any previous month this year. It. would not be surprising If an in crease should be Bhowui in statement of unfilled orders which will come out in a day or two. A most significant fact in this connection is that not only the mills of the United States Steel corporation, but also those of numerous independent steel manufacturers have shortened their mid-year shut-downs for Inventories and repairs. It had been expected that the great majority w’ould be closed for at least two weeks and some for longer time. Instead of doing this practically all have started again tills w’eek. “Jt is believed that nearly all the large agricultural implement manufacturers have placed contracts for steel bars for at least the coming six months. The lead ing implement interest is stated to have not yet bought. Not only Is demand for finished steel products better, but Indica tions are seen of strengthening in price. Probably w’ire products may be the first to he advanced as demand has increased decidedly within the past few days. “While the demand for pig iron is Im Take a Trip to the Rocky Mountains -COLORADO —The Playground of America. Offers Rest and Recreation. Low Round Trip Fares From Birmingham ' VIA Seminole Limited Tickets can ba routed via CHICAGO and 8T. LOUIS, with stop-over privileges For full details City Ticket Office Phone, Main 979.20101st Ave. Wrightsville Beach AND RETURN $1 C.00 TEN DAYS .. A Ten-day tickets on sale every Thursday. Season Tickets on sale dally. Through Sleepers leave Birmingham 3 p. m. Mondays and Thursdays, via Seaboard Ph»n« W. B. OBKSHAM, U. P. A., Main 23H2, for reservation* anil farther In formation kK^-. M.V , 1 proving this branch of trade is not show ing the same strength as finished steel products. Production is at a minimum. “The competition of southern pig iron in northern markets has been strength ened by the Interstate commerce commis sion decision ordering the railroad to re duce their rates from Alabama to north ern points at least 35 cents pertons. It will take several days to develop the full effect of this decision on pig iron prices. “Much relief is afforded In the news that the union sheet and tin plate mills have agreed with the Amalgamated asso ciation on what is virtually a renewal of the old scale of wage payments. De mand for structural material is keeping up well, particularly for the season.” BA RDESMTESTIMONY CAUSES MRS. CARMEN TO BE PLACED IN JAIL (Continued From Peace One.) the house and then turned around to ! begin his journey home. Heard Explosion At that instant he heard an explosion. ! He thought it was caused by an automo- ' bile tire, but when he looked for the ma- ] chine lie could not find it. He looked i toward the lawn at the side of Dr. Orn man's home. A woman, tall, well built, hatless, wearing a light shirtwaist and a dark skirt, waff moving away from one of the windows at the side of the phy sicians office toward the rear of the I house. She was walking “in a hurry" the witness swore. Bardes was discovered yesterday. His story might still remain unheard had he not mentioned it .first to a woman who telephoned the district attorney and then to a priest he visited for advice. The priest urged Bardes to make his story known. But before an opportunity pre sented itself, he wras taken Into custody by orders of the district attorney. Bardes testified today after Mrs. Car man’s 12-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, j had tried to strengthen her mother’s alibi, | and representatives of the manufacturers | of the telephonic instrument had told of selling the device to the physician’s wife, and of installing it in her home. Coroner Norton, after spending an hour studying the testimony of Bardes and other witnesses, wrote out his charge, stating that lie "does on his oath say that Louise Bailey came to her death by criminal means, by reason of a bullet fired into her body with a revolver held by Florence Carman.” He then ordered Mrs. Carman's arrest. George Levy, Mrs. Carman's counsel, telephoned Dr. Carman of this action. Word was sent to Mrs. Carman that she was about to be arrested and a few min utes later county officials entered the physician's office. Mrs. Carman, pale, but controlled, accompanied by her husband, her attorney and others, came in a min ute later. Coroner Norton, for years an Intimate friend of the family, with tears In his eyes, read Ms charge and the warrant of arrest he had signed. Mrs. Carman stood erect, facing him. Between them, on the floor, was a dark stain, marking the spot where Mrs. Bailey died. Pale and Controlled “Are you guilty of this charge or not guilty?” asked an assistant district at torney. “Not guilty,” answered Mrs. Carman. “I’m sorry I had to—’’ began the coro ner. As he said *to' the door leading from the office to the waiting room opened and Elizabeth Carman entered. "Mr. Pettit,” she said to the sheriff, “Mr. Pettit, when is my mamma com ing home?" The sheriff plnced his hand on the child’s head and answered, “tomorrow.'' “Come over here and sit on my knee,’’ said Mrs. Carman’s attorney. "We’ll take care of your mother all right.” Mrs. Carman was allowed to go to the second floor of'her home, where her mother, Mrs. Platt Conklin has been ill In bed since the day after the mur der. She went to her room, obtained some personal belongings, dressed her self in a suit of white, put on the same coat she wore when she went to Hemp stead a week ago to look at the faro of the murdered woman in the morgue and a small hat over which she placed a veil. Taken to Jail With her husband and the sheriff, Mrs. Carman entered the automobile and was taken to the jail. Although a cell had been prepared for her she was I taken to the warden’s quarters on the top floor, where she was placed In the care of the matron, who gave up her | own room to the prisoner. Dr. Carman and his wife’s attorney remained in the jail until late tonight. While the automobile carrying Mrs. Carman was running through Hemp stead, it passed a girl In black. She was Madeline Bailey, 17 year old daugh ter of the murdered woman. She was not aware that a woman held as her mother’s slayer was passing, nor did other members of the Bailey family know that Mrs. Carman, on her way to jail, passed within a few blocks of their home. The first they knew' of the result of the inquest was when re porters called. In the courthouse ad joining the jail the grand jury tomor row will begin its investigation of the murder. All witnesses who have ap peared before three sessions of the In quest and some others were served to day with subpoenaes. HOLD EXERCISES AT PLAYGROUNDS TODAY The exercises planned for the Fourth of July at Behren’s park and which were postponed owing to rain will take place this afternoon and evening. Exercises will also be held at all the other local playgrounds this after noon witli the exception of Ensley and Pratt City. Programmes at the various play grounds will be during the following hours: West End, 4 to 7 o’clock. East Park, 4-30 to 7:30. - West Park, 5 to 7. Neighborhood House, 5 to 7. Avondale, 4 to 7. Woodlawn, 4 to 8. Ensley, Wesley House, 6:80 to 9. , North Birmingham, 4 to 6. Martin school, 6 to 8. Behren s park, 4 to 3 0. Lake view, 4 to 7. East Birmingham, 4 to 7. FURNITURE MEN TO LUNCH President Green Will Announce His Executive Committee and Make Talk At the regular weekly luncheon of the Birmingham Retail Furniture Dealers’ as sociation, to be held at 32 o’clock tomor row at the newspaper club, the new pres ident, C. W. Green, will preside and will announce his executive committee. This committee Is headed by E. D. Brown, the other members being: C. P. McClintie, E. F. Morgan and W. R. Rawson. Mr. Green Is a member, ex officio, of the committee. Mr. Gren was Installed In office last week .and immediately began work. He has mailed letters to every member of the association this week urging that they attend the lunch tomorrow and asking them to write suggestions for the better ment of the organization and give them to him at the lunch. Mr. Green will make a talk at the lunch tomorrow and will outline some of his plans for the coming year. He desires to get the Ideas of the members of the as scclatlon, for, he says, It means a better organization. Burger Employes to Have Outing The annual outing: of tlie employes of the Burger Dry Goods company will lie held at West Lake, near Bessemer, a week from today. The outing will be In the nature of a picnic and there will be dancing, boating, bathing and other amusements. The employes will meet at the store at 8 o'clock. Dale Attorney Seriously 111 Ozark, July 8.— (Special !—O .C. Doa ter, one of southeast Alabama's lead ing attorneys, lie* seriously 111 of tynhold 'ever nt his home on Martin street. His family and friends fear the worst at almost any hour. OLIVER COX TELLS Much Impressed With Expo sition Grounds Where Ad Men Met Oliver Cox, secretary of the Birming ham Ad club, returned to*'the city yes terday from Toronto, where he, with other members of the club, has been attending the convention of the Associ ated Advertising Clubs of America. Mr. Cox spoke glowingly of Toronto as a city, and referred in terms of especial praise to the exposition grounds, where was held the convention of advertising clubs. He said, however, that he was indeed glad to get back home anti that there was no other place Just like Bir mingham. “Toronto is a beautiful city." said Mr. Cox, last night. “It Is very much like an American city, in that the streets are kept clean, well paved and the gen eral appearance of the city. It has many shade trees and the ‘green grass grows all around.’ The 'City Beautiful’ move ment in Toronto had a running start be fore it ever reached Birmingham. The city has a beautiful harbor and expensive docks, where vessels drawing many feet of water can be cared for. “I was especially struck with the man ner in which the convention of ad clubs was cared for. The exposition grounds at Toronto face on the lake, and there are many permanent exposition buildings there that are the constant attraction of tourists. We were given these grounds and the use of the buildings. In one building the entire body met for dis cussion and there were many depart mental sessions held in various buildings over the spacious grounds. “I went over to Montreal after leaving Toronto and was surprised at the con trast between the two cities. Toronto is almost as much alive as Birmingham, while Montreal is a sleepy, old town with a decidedly colonial appearance. The stones in its buildings appear to have been in use for hundreds of years and the streets are poorly paved, while the city is lighted in a most perfunctory manner. If one was seeking old ruins, or desired to see things reminiscent of ancient days, Montreal is a good place to find them. But 1 believe Toronto would have more success when it comes to doing things. The general atmosphere of Montreal is conducive to inertia. In Toronto an air of expectancy hovers and one feels that he must do something because everybody else is busy. “I took a trip on the historic St.. Law rence river and found it thoroughly de lightful. The scenery along the river Is superb and the gentle motion of the huge river steamer made life worth liv ing. The Thousand Islands were a source of constant admiration, and one day of the trip was given over to them. “Getting back to American soil, I took a trip down the Hudson on one of the new $1,000,000 steamers and enjoyed It thoroughly. It was a beautiful trip and I am not sorry I made It. Albany, N. Y.. is building some new docks that will cost them $7,000,000, but they will prove to be worth more than that sum to the city. “I am glad to get hack to Birmingham. To appreciate what a good town this real ly Is one must go away for a week or so. 1 missed the busy scenes here, the air of prosperity—although the places I visited seemed prosperous enough and that Birmingham spirit, that makes men go out and do something to help build the city. “Speaking of building the city, the men who are canvassing for a fund of $1,000,000 to be used as an inducement to the Methodist commission, to locate the Meth odist university here, are doing a great work. A university such as is proposed to be established is one of Birmingham’s greatest needs, and as a business propo sition should appeal strongly to good business men. I believe that the citizens generally will subscribe liberally to the fund and when it is secured, I have no doubt but that the Methodist commission will decide that Birmingham Is the logi cal place to establish a university. That Is the only logical conclusion to which they can arrive, whether we have the | million or not.” CREW THOUGHT LOST Ottawa, Ont., July 8—Eight members of the Stefansson Arctic expedition whe were believed to be on Wrangle Island, off the coast of Alaska, with more of the Karluk’s party, which was reported safe over a month ago, are now thought tc be lost, according to a news report re ceived today by Deputy Minister of Ma rine Des Barrats from Captain Bartlett in Nome. Bartlett commanded the Kar luk. The previous report from which it was inferred that the whole party hac reached Wrangle Island neglected tc mention two parties of four, which sei away 10 days after the Karluk sank One headed for Herald Island an th< other for an unknown shore. Neither of these parties had been hearc from. The supporting party which ac companied the first oxirt> returned anc reported that progress had been stoppec by open water three miles from shore. Four men were left with provisions or the edge of the lco waiting for a chanct to land. That was the last heard frorr them. \ .— ■» _ NEGROES TRACED BY SPILLED FLOUR Following the white trnli Captain T. J Shirley and Sergeant Pete Newman wltl Officers Williams ‘and Moore capturec Will Campbell and Raymond Walker, twT( negroes, at First avenue and Slxteentl street and placed them In the city jai on charges of burglary and grand lar ceny at 2:30 o’clock this morning. Th< arrest of the negroes came in connectloi with the robbery of a freight car loadei with flour at Morris avenue and Eight eenth street about 2 o’clock. According to the police report someorn telephoned that negroes were steallni flour In the railroad yards at Morris ave nue and Eighteenth street and Captali Shirley and Sergeant Newman at onc< hastened to the scene. There they suv the seals of the car broken and a trail o flour on the ground where negroes ha< carried away some sacks. The officer determined to following the flour tral wherever It led and on the run with thel electric lights flashing the officers kep to the Indistinct marks of flour on €tv sidewalk and road. Their efforts wer rewarded by coming suddenly upon tw< negroes with the flour sacks at Slxteentl street and First, avenue. The negroe surrendered without resistence. NAT M. WILLS, r?.enrpp 4 H IO HEADLINER S—4 T—VAUDEVILLE ACTS—T 25c 25c to 75< | . OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER , U. S. Department of Agriculture. _ a,, WEATHER BUREAU. W* Si ■ ; * &06jrf»uiyh<7Bi, A?a. July S, 1$1£ EXPLANATORY notes. Observation* takeh at 8 p.m., 75th meridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level Isobars (continuous lines) nas.s thrndch nolnts of equal air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass through points of equal temperature Da D o en , O clear; © partly cloudy; • cloudy: ©rain; © snow: © report missing. Arrows fly with the wind. Jt Weather Forecast Washington, July 8.—Forecast for Ala bama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennes see: Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 x>. m. July 8: * Highest temperature . 95 Lowest temperature . 74 Mean temperature . 84 Normal temperature . 79 Deficiency in temperature since Jan. 1 139 Rainfall .0.00 Total rainfall since Jan. 1.21.13 Deficiency in rainfall since Jan. 1.6.48 Relative humidity, 7 a. m., 770; 7 p. m., 45 Weather Conditions There are few extensive regions on tonight’s map where the skies are clear. Portions of the lower Missouri valley, a narrow strip of the west Canadian border and the north Pacific states re ported clear skies, but cloudy or part ly cloudy weather is noted in nearly all other sections. In the cotton belt, local showers con tinued, and rain was falling at Atlanta and Abilene at 7 p. m. Notwithstand ing the general cloudiness, little rain fall occurred in any party of the coun try,' and where any occurred it took the form of light local showers, us ually accompanied by thunderstorms. The temperatures made little change in any part of the country. They ran #••••••••••••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• high in places in the western cotton states, exceeding 100 in parts of Texas. They rise somewhat in the middle Mis sissippi valley. The highest in St. Louis today was 96, and the mercury had dropped only to 90 degrees at 7 o’clock. There is little prospect of any material change in the temperature in Alabama Thursday, where the readings will again run high in localities that do not receive/ showers. The chances for local showers in the state Thursday are very good, but the showers will be widely scattered, and it would not be safe to predict their occurrence in any particu lar locality. Summary of observations made at United States weather bureau stations during the 24 hours ending at S p. m., 75th meridian time: Temp’ture Pre High Low cip To- Last ita day. N’ht. tion. Abilene . 96 70 .10 Apalachicola . 92 7fr .20 Atlanta . 92 70 .32 Birmingham. 95 74 Boston . 86 64 Brownsville. 96 74 Buffalo . 86 68 Burrwood . 88 80 Calgary . 80 62 Charleston. 86 76 Chicago . 68 66 Corpus Christi . 90 74 Denver . 94 60 Pea Moines . 88 64 Dodge City . 90 56 Duluth . 58 48 Durango . 82 64 Port Worth. 96 Galveston . 88 76 .06 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a ■ I — — I— ■ I Green Bay . 70 60 Hatteras.. 78 70 .30 Havre. 92 62 Helena . .. 86 &6 .01 Huron . 86 58 Jacksonville . 88 72 ^.. Kansas City . 86 68 Knoxville . 94 66 Louisville.(. 96 72 Memphis . 92 74 Miami . 80 72 Mobile . 90 80 Modena . 90 58 Montgomery . 96 72 Nashville . 100 70 New Orleans . 92 78 New York. 78 66 North Platte . 90 56 Oklahoma. 92 72 .. Palestine . 98 78 Phoenix . 108 82 .. Pittsburg. 90 66 Portland. 78 56 Raleigh . 84 64 .. Rapid City . 88 62 Roseburg. 86 50 Roswell . 88 66 .. Salt Lake City . 96 68 San Antonio . 102 74 .. San Francisco . 58 50 .. i Sault Ste. Marie . 72 54 Shericlan . 86 54 Shreveport. 94 74 .16 Spokane . 90 62 t. , St. Louis . 96 74 St. Paul . 80 58 Tampa . 90 72 .04 Toledo , 88 72 Vicksburg . 88 76 . - Washington . 88 66 .« Williston . 92 64 .4, Winnemucca. 88 58 . • Winnipeg. 84 60 . ^ !••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*•••] N. E. A. DISAPPROVES TEACHING OF SEX HYGIENEJNSCHOOLS St. Paul, Minn., July 8.—The teaching of sex hygiene never will be delegated to the American teacher if it can be prevented by the National Education as sociation. This was evidenced at today's session when speaker after speaker de nounced such a course and found them selves greeted with ringing applause. “We should have but the strongest con demnation for the wealthy, club-going woman who lias not time to teach her child fundamental truths of life and would throw the responsibility on a teacher or a football coach” shouted Dr. Charles H. Keene of Minneapolis, super visor of hygiene and physical training. Such shiftlessness is outrageous.” When the tumultous cheering had sub sided he went on: "Sex instruction placed on the same plane with spelling and arithmetic) will rob it of all its sacredness. “We talk about the Inability of the poorer mothers to teach their children personal hygiene, but It Is not for these children that wre need to have all the fear. “Knowledge never will compel purity. Sex instruction in schools will but tend to lower the standard of morality. “If we take up sex hygiene In out schools the homes of America will con tinue to lose ground, and will give up the few privileges they now have to train the children.” | News of Ensley At the meeting of the Ensley Play grounds association held yesterday aft ernoon at the Ensley park it was de cided to hold a merchants’ field day at the park in the next two or three weeks to carry out the unfinished programme of tho Fourth of July celebration. It w'ill be recalled that a large number of prizes had been donated by the mer chants of the city for the celebration on tho Fourth for the various events. Rain Interfered before the programme for the day was half over and at the meeting yesterday it wras decided to finish the programme on Merchants’ Day and to add a few' more features to ensure a success. ; Janies M. Dupuy, president of the playgrounds’ association, presided at the meeting, which was well attended. Among tho business transacted was the hearing of the final reports of the Joint committee from the assolcation and tho Ensley club In reference to the event on the Fourth. The committee report ed that the affair had been a success and that all obligations had been met. Committees on playground equipment made a report as did several other standing and special committees. An Italian named Sam Phipps was struck by an Owenton-Ensley street car near Tuxedo Junction and was pain fully Injured. The accident happened last night about 8 o’clock. Phipps was knocked from the track by the car and escaped with a few painful bruises. He wfas taken to his home, where he re ceived medical attention. The motor man, P. E. Carter, was placed under bond by tho police authorities. A humorous lecture and musical en tertainment w'ill be given this evening at the Central Park Baptist church by M. P. Parrish of Birmingham, com , menoing at 8 o’clock. The programme will Include vocal and instrumental se lections and will be given on the lawn in front of the church. The entertain ment is for the benefit of the church building fund and a cordial invitation - it extended Vo the publlo. CRANE MAN MEETS BEAM PLANT Tuscaloosa, July 8.—(Special.)—1The fu neral of Henry Higgingotham, the white . man who was killed in an accident at the , furnaco of the Central Iron and Coal ccrrpany at Holt yesterday afternoon, was held at Holt at 3 o'clock this after noon. Interment was at Evergreen ceme- I tery in Tuscaloosa. Higginbotham Is : survived by his widow and two smaU ] children. PLANS ARE PROGRESSING , Playgrounds Carnival Will Be Held August 13 At Playgrounds Plans are rapidly progressing for the holding of the playgrounds carnival at the fair grounds on August 13. This exhibition of playground work Is ex pected to be one of tho largest and • most interesting that has ever been held in the south and many unusual features have been specially arranged 1 for the day. T A large programme is being arranged for the occasion. The book will con sist of nearly 100 pages and will contain the pictures or the super visors and instructors • ot all of the 1 playgrounds and also scenes from each, i Several pages will be set aside for each playground. I .. . Anniston, July 8.—(Special.)—As sudden md unexpected as was his announcement iame the withdrawal of Shaler Houser ls a candidate for mayor of Anniston Wednesday afternoon, at which time he rave out a statement giving his reasons or not continuing in the race. He is at jresent chairman of the finance commit ee of the city council and representa ive of the Fourth ward. His friends Lre urging him to re-enter the race for hat position. Mobile, July 8.—The Chicora and North western railroad, extending from Robin- I ion’s Junction on the Mobile and Ohio | :o Clara, Miss., a distance of nine and a naif miles, was opened for traffic today In the presence of 3000 people. A big barbecue featured the exercises. ?lses. —_ . / Breezes / Blow Cool I Wisconsin’s Lake Resorts There are hundreds of charming lake resorts in Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan that offer a refuge from the city’s heat and dirt. Summer life at these resorts is most enjoyable. There is every form of recreation to be en , joyed—fishing, boating, yachting, bathing, , golfing and other sports and pastimes. ! The vast outing region of Illinois. Wisconsin and Northern Mich igan is served to its remotest parts by the lines of the a/’iiip Apn kee & St. Paul RAILWAY 1 hotel rates are low—train service xellent ire giving hotels and their rates, rail !T useful information free on request. (era. Commercial Agent sak Bldg., New Orleans, La