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Echoes From the War Zone
I,rmdon, Anaruet 28.—(9.20 p. m.)— An toine df Zwan, the Polish author, has seat this telegram to the Spectator: “The mobilisation was carried on In Warfare with Indescribable enthusiasm. For the find time since the partition of Poland our peasants took an active part la a Bartons 1 movement. There are more thaa 400,000 Poles la the Rns alan army.** London. August 28.—(3.IB p. m.) Marquis de Crewe, secretary of atate for India, Indicated In the House of l<ords today that the government proposed to employ native troops in the way. FnlmontH. August 28.—The l'sited States cruiser Tennessee arrived here today. Parts. August 28.-14:15 p. m.|—For ty newspaper men who gathered at the war office at 8 o’clock this afternoon for the first afternoon announcement concerning the war were Informed by C-aptala Duvll, In charge of the preaa bureau, that there waa nothing to com municate concerning operations of the British and French armies. Captain Duvll, however. Informed the correspondents that the German troops were retreating la eastern Prussia. London, August 28.—(11:47 p. m.)—The Antwerp correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company says the Brussels burgomaster has not handed over the war levy of $40,000,000 demanded by Germany. He declares he has not the money. Southhapton, England, August 28.—(1:30 a. m.)—The first hospital ship from France arrived here last night with 200 British wounded from the firat battle at Mojts. Nearly all the men were injured shell fire. j Washington.—Messages predicting trou i ble between German-Americans and Can adians have been received by the state department from persons In .several states along the northern border. Careful in vestigation by federal authorities, officials said tonight, have proved such fears ut terly groundless. Peking.—Military men nere say that the warships of the allies, including the Aus tralian dreadnaught expected in China waters soon, will be able to bombard Tsingtau with safety, owing to the range of their large guns, which is greater than that of the guns within the German forti fications. Washington.—A brief cable message an nouncing that Rotterdam and the chem ical works along the Rhine in Germany were in communication, and that the Ger man plants would ship dyes and chemicals to Rotterdam for dispatch to America by Dutch ships, was received today by Rep resentative Metz of New York. London.—An official statement issued by the French embassy last night said: “Yesterday our troops took up the offen sive in the Vosges, in the .region between the Vosges mountains and Nancy, where fighting has been going on for a fort night. The German losses were consider able.” Paris.— In the list of French casualitles made public today was the name of Fernand D'Allleres. who was defeated by Joseph Caillaux In the elections for mem bership in the Chamber of Deputies. Toronto.—At a final meeting of the * „ workers for the Toronto and York county patriotic fund tonight it was announced that the fund had reached $882,000. I^ondon.—The Rev. Whinoup, a London clergyman; M. A. Carr, a merchant of Wellington. New Zealand, and L. Alex ander of Perth, Australia, arrived here tonight from Renthelm, Germany, where they were lmprisonned for 18 days. Tokio.—Count Von Rex, Cerman am bassador to Japan, left today for Yoka hama on a special train. Some Germans and a crowd of Japanese at the railway station silently witnessed the ambassa dor’s departure, exhibiting only curiosity. Paris.—A buffet has been opened by the ■oelstles of actors and actresses for needs' ■tag# people, of whom there are thou sands In Paris. Two meals a day will be given to any actor, actress or theatre employe at the buffet. Ottawa, Ont.—The sortie of German cruisers and destroyers wnlch resulted in a naval battle In the North sea has groused the apprehension of Canadian military authorities, who are about to dispatch troop ships for Europe. London.—A Parts dispatch to the Reuter I (Telegram company says the French war office is beginning to publish lists of casualties among the officers engaged in the fighting and that aliendy one general has been killed. Among the deaths an nounced today was that of Lieut.-Col. Patrick Mahon, who fell in Alsace. RENT UMBRELLAS ON RAINY DAYS Ingenious Scheme of Boys to Extract Money From Pedestrians Caught Out in the Wet On rainy days there are now to be found at many uptown elevated and subway stations boys waiting with umbrellas on the chance that they can rent them, say s the New York Sun. The days beat for this business are those on which rain has come unexpectedly. When this business was originally start ed, whieh was only a few years ago, tnn first hoys to engage In It let their patrons fix the prices. When they got to the house a woman customer would give the hoy a nickel or a dime, or maybe more, according to the distance. If the feathers on her hat were particularly valuable and the distance great she might give hint a quarter. Now with so many boys out with um brellas the renting of them has come to be a more cold-blooded business proposi tion and you bargain for one or discover that the boy has a fixed price. A Wash ington Heights woman on a recent rainy day found four boys with umbrellas lined up at the subway exit, droning "Um brellas, umbrellas.” "How much?” this woman asked of the first boy she came to, and “How far?” he asked her; and then he said, "20 eenta,” which she thought was too much. The other boys heard all this and none of fered an umbrella for less; in fact, one of the boys said under his breath, "Bet her choke!” Here, you see, was a sort of youthful umbrella trust, or at least combination, and they let this woman go away with out an umbrella rather than cut the prloe. The woman had it in mind to say to them that it would be more profitable to them to do a lot of business at a low price rather than a limited business at a high price, but she didn't, and If she had they might have retorted that the homeward rush of people lasted only a short time and that they had to get out of It all they could while It lasted. This same woman had another experi ence with an umbrella boy that was quite different. Descending from an elevated train at One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street to take there a car up Amsterdam avenue she found a heavy rain falling, and though the distance to the surface car waa short she wanted an umbrella. "How much to an Amsterdam avenue car?” she said to an umbrella boy at the foot of the elevated stairs. His price waa B cents—fair and reason able—and he was straightway engaged. The boy held an umbrella over her care fully on this short trip and continued to hold it for the minute or two they had to stand in the street waiting for the car to come along, as he did also while she was getting aboard. Then the woman discov ered that she had nothing but a dime and she offered that to the boy and wanted him to take It. Hut he insisted on giving her back B cents change—on sticking to his contract. Here was a boy who showed a proper, agreeable spirit, and doubtless there are more boys Just like him; hut on the whole It might probably with truth be said that the boy umbrella business .Is now quite different from what It was when first started. Then, with the nice boy protect ing the nice young lady from the station to her home and trusting to her wholly for his reward there was a little touch of romance in it. Now. with so many boys In It and with fixed prices and a tendency to charge all the traffic will bear It has come to be Juat plain, straight, ordinary bualneea At 104 Walks Miles to Barber From the ltew Tork Bun. Worcester, Maas.—Patrick Burns, aped 104 years, of North Brookflold. valkod a distance of six miles today to the nearest barber shop because his rasor waa dull and had to get a barber lo shave him. “I don't mind the walk. 1 would rather walk six miles than go without a shave,” said the centenarian. The walk did not seem to tire rM. Burns when he reached the barber shop but he did not attempt to walk back. ♦ ' . ■ ■ . 1 L 4 CAbDWELI, WITH MEMPHIS 4 ♦ 4 4 Herbert Caldwell, sporting editor 4 4 of the Memphis Commercla Appeal, 4 4 accompanied the Memphis club 4 4 from New Orleans. He la Journey- 4 4 lng around the circuit with the Tur- 4 4 ties, enjoying the tour with the 4 4 players. He Is considered dean 4 4 among the sporting writers In the 4 4 south and is considered one of the ef 4 most abls baseball critics in the 4 4 Southern league. 4 ♦ ♦ t ■ ..... ......... .1 I ’ "Aviators Rendering Invalu able Service, Says French Newspaper Paris, August 28.—(6:20 p. m.)—The value of aeroplanes In scouting work is a sub ject of discussion of technical observers. “Our military aviators are rendering invaluable services," says the Temps, quoting an authority on aviation whose name is committed for military reasons. The paper continues: “Our aerial forces are Infinitely superior to those of Ger many. Besides, some hundreds of mili tary aviators and all our best civilian airmen are In the service. Brindejono Des Moulinals, Roland Garros, Eugene Gilbert and Jules Vedrines are all at the front. Vedrines has Just completed a raid with an apparatus of extraordinary power. Something more will be heard of this later. The experience of our air people shows that an aeroplane is safe from bullets when a thousand yards high and at two thousand yards an aviator still can observe accurately with the naked eye. As our flyers can guide a machine with one hand and use glasses with the other the masses of the enemy cannot escape observation. “The most difficult thins: is to deter mine commands by discriminating among the uniforms. One danger to the air man Is from his own soldiers who have not learned to distinguish our aeroplanes from those of the enemy. I would sug gest that we do not fire upon air craft at all unless absolutely sure that we know their identity.” The Journal De Mine et Loire at Angiers publishes a letter from one of the Fiench frontier fortresses in which the writer complains of the loneliness of life there. It would seem that the only sport of the garrison is to watch for German aeroplanes and fire upon ihem. Three German airships are said to have been brought down while the aviators were throwing bombs. TWO CRUISERS AND TWO DESTROYERS GO TO BOTTOM OF SEA UNDER BRITISH FIRE (Continued from P«ge One) the Paklat were transferred to another vessel and taken to Tientsin. HANAMETAL FLIES AMERICAN FLAG Peking, August 28.—The steamer Hana metal, captured by the British and taken to Wei-Hai-Wei, flies the American flag. She has been in the coasting trade be tween Vladivostok and Tsing-Tau. She is owned by a naturalized American, whose citizenship has been forfeited by long absence from the United States. The Hanametal last sailed from Shang hai, ostensibly to remove women and children from Tsing-Tau. but in some quarters here it is believed she carried contraband of war. Before leaving Tsing Tau for Shanghai, she. dismissed her British crew and shipped a crew of Ger mans. This aroused the suspicions of Willis S. Peck, 'American consul at Tsing Tau, who warned her captain against traffic in contraband. Rear Admiral Sir David Beatty com manded the British forces and with a strong array of torpedo boat, destroyers, battle cruiser and light cruisers and sub marines, attacked the Germans in Helgo land right early this morning. The pro tected cruiser Mainz was sent to the bottom in an engagement with the light cruiser squadron while the battle squadron sank another cruiser of the Coeln class. In the general fighting two of the German destroyers were riddled and sunk while many others were badly damaged. CRUISER ON FIRE DRIFTS AWAY One cruiser, battle scarred and on fire, drifted away in the mist and was lost sight of. The British cruiser squadron, according to the semi-official report of the battle, although attacked by submarine boats and menaced by floating mines and the guns from the German warships suffered no Berious losses. The cruiser Amethyst and the torpedo boat destroyer Daertes both were dam aged, but all the ships in the British fleet were afloat at the end of the en gagement. The British less of life was not great. In the battle cruiser squadron were the flagship Dion, the New Zealand, the Queen Mary and the Princess Royal, commanded by Rear .Admiral Beatty, which Real Admiral Morre, Rear Admiral Christian. Commodore Goodnough and Commodore Tyrwritt had charge of other contingents. A wireless dispatch tonight from one of the cruisers said she was making for fort with men wounded in the engage ment. The Mainz and the vessel of the Coeln class were protected cruisers 402 feel long and displacing 4280 tons. They had a speed of slightly more than 25 knots an hour. CAN PARIS HALT GERMAN SIEGE? CITY IN DANGER (Cntluct from Paco On) of 8,000,000 kilograms of powder. Von Moltke points out that thp bombardment of a fortified place, in the heart of an enemy’s country. Is difficult if not im possible, until the Invader is master of the railways or waterways by which heavy siege artillery can be brought up. He explains the failure to bombard Paris at the outset of the former siege by saying It would have required 300 heavy guns with 600 rounds for each gun. The movement forward of these heavy guns would have required 4600 four-wheeled wagons and 10,000 horses, which were not available. At a later stage the Hermans brought up their big siege guns attacking the en clente and ports and dropping 300 to 400 16-centlmeter shells dally into the heart of the city. Notwithstanding the fury of the Herman attack, Paris withstood the siege for 132 days. Since then the en tirely new and outer third line of defense has been erected and military experts say the fortifications as a whole are far more formidable than those which resist ed the former siege. GERMAN RESERVISTS ENTER TSINGTAU Kiauchau. Shan-Tung, China, Auguat 27.—Herman reservists from distant parts of China are stll entering Tstng Tau. Many of them are along the railway between Wei-Haien. province of Shan-Tung, and Tsing Tau. The first Herman outposts are at a village 12 miles from Tsing Tau. It is there that the bridge has been broken. The outer line of defense runs from the small river ■Litsum through the mountains, about eight miles from Tstng Tau. This line is no^ strongly fortified and the real defense probably will be made across a narrow neck of land only three-quarters of a mile long, three miles from Tsing Tau. The mountains within this tins are named Moltekberg, Blsmarckberg and Iltisberg. Powerful guns are in posi tion on the slopes leading to the moun tains. The defenses are strengthened by barbed "wire entanglements and mines on the plains between the two ranges of mountains, while trees have been felled and villages burned. The Hermans expect the Japanese will easily take the outer range of de fenses, aster which an artillery duel will follow between the attackers and the forts tin tbs. mountains. | THE DAILY HINT FROM PARIS | ^.. . - " 1 V Am* MM. b» rUu.llag^ KadnMv. Copi right 1014 Xw T**k I Ur. lit Cmmm A white la^e drees made on daytime lines. The skirt has three deep flounoes poised on a white charmeuse foundation and dip* at the back. The corsage Is on blouse lines, with a wired collar. One of the new large black velvet picture bats Is worn. M’LOUGHLIN FAVORED TO WIN TENNIS TITLE AGAIN _ ■ ■•••MMMtCttttMtHMtMtttMttliaMKiaataaaaaaak FOTTRELL, CLOTHIER, WILLIAMS AND M’LOUGHLIN REMAIN. WILLIAMS AND M’LOUGHLIN EXPECTED TO MEET IN FIN ALS Newport, R. T., August 28.—The lawn temp's championship tournament today narrowed to San Francisco and Phila delphia, with the title; holder, M. E. Mc Eoughlin, an almost prohibitive favor ite. The other three victors in the day's matches in the sizth round of the all comers’ tournament were E. F. Fottrell, San Francisco, and R. Norris Williams, second, and William J. Clothier, Phila delphia. Fottrell will meet Williams and Clo thier will play McEoughlln In the semi finals tomorrow. Clothier fell before the champion in straight sets last year and as Williams tonight was a favorite over Fottrell, many followers of the game predicted that the finals would be a repetition of those of 1913 when Me Goughlin found Williams his only op ponent for the title and defeated him. The feature match today, that be tween Williams and Karl Behr, was dis appointing. Behr proved unusually er ratic and Williams defeated him in about an hour. McTaiughlin allowed <:. J. Griffin, also from the coast, to take a set in their contest. Tt was the sec ond time McLoughlln has lost a set since he came east in the spring. In tlie other two matches, Clothier put out Wallace F. Johnson, of his own city, in straight sets, while Fottrell iiad little difficulty in eliminating G. F. Touchard, of New York. Rain began falling just as Mrs. Frank Bishop, of New York, and N. W. Miles, of Boston, in an invitation. mixed doubles contest, defeated Miss Eleanor Sears, of Boston, and the former world’s champion, Norman E. Brookes, of Aus tralia. i ELECTRICITY COOKS MEALS ON WARSHIP Uncle Sam’s Cooks Like the New Ar rangements on the New Dreadnaught Texas The United .States steamship Texas, the most recently constructed battleship of the United States navy, is the first bat tleship on which coal-fired ranges have been entirely replaced by the electric type, says the Electrical World. The equipment consist of ton ranges in the general mess gallery, five in the officers’ gallery and two bakers' ovens. The immense extent of the cooking operations on board this ship are only realized after considering the quantity of food prepared and the number of people served. The crew consists of !*X) men and the officers number about 70. The officers’ meals are a little more elaborate than those served the crew, but the quality of food served is about in proportion to the numbers fed. Cof fee, tea, boiled meats and vegetables for the general mess are prepared in . steam jacketed caldrons and therefore do not require the operation of the electric ranges. In the officers’ gallery, where less food is prepared, electricity Is used exclusively for cooking and even boil ing. About (5300 poundb of bread is required a week, not Including that consumed in the officers’ quarters. Other foods have to be prepared in like quantities. A sin gle meal requires as high as (500 pounds of meat, 17ft gallons of coffee, and 110 gallons of soup. The cooking operations named in the order of the quantities of food prepared that method, are fry ing. roasting and broiling. More than half of the food, by weight, is boiled, while that baked and roasted about equals the amount fried. The switches controlling the different parts of each range are placed in a compartment above the hot plates. The switches connected to the hot plate and oven circuit are each equipped with an auxiliary blade which when closed al lows energy to flow through auxiliary heater unit to produce a "high heat" needed in rapid cooking. Sufficient cooking apparatus has been installed so that under ordinary condi tions it is necessary to operate only folir-fifths of the oven at a time. By leaving one-fifth of the oven idle each week it is believed that the heating units will last a longer time. .* * The time required to prepare each meal depends on the food to be served. The temperature of the hot plates can be raised from normal to a Working value In about 20 minutes by connect ing the “high heat’* unit for five min utes at the start and using only the main element thereafter. By operat ing the “high heat’.’ units in the ovens In a similar manner ihe temperature can be brought up to the proper value In from 25 to 30 minutes. Only about six minutes is required to start 'the broiler. » Particular care is exercised to pro cure economic operation of the ranges by concentrating the cooking on a few ranges so that the inefficiency of inter-’ mlttent operation is avoided. The head cook supervises the operation to set) that switches are not left closed when a range is not in use. The first-class cook on the Texas de* dares that ho considers the electric range far superior to the coal fired type. First of all, the use of the elec tric type eliminates the necessity of handling coal and ashes. Consequently there is less dirt present in the room ivhere the food is prepared. The elec tric range is much cooler to work around, the heat being hardly notice able even on hot days. Furthermore, he declares It is much easier to cook with the electric equipment, as the temperature is uniform. The ranges have been in constant use on board the Texas since March 12. and since that time three meals a day for a crew of 900 men have been prepared with no interruption or de lay. In the general mess galley five cooks and a head cook are required each watch. In the officers' gallery there are four cooks, one for each offi cer’s mess. CATCHING SNAKES IS HIS PROFESSION Jimmy Beck Hunts Them for Circuses and Museums—Has His Own Medicines for Bites A snake hunter goes snooping around likely looking spots. Say he Is traversing a country road. Suddenly he sees a faint mark In the dust or mud, according to whether tt-ls wet or dry. says a witter In the Metropolitan Magazine. You or I might call the mark a mere trail of dust lifted by the wind or the eroalon of a tiny stream of rainwater. Not so Jimmy Beck. He stoops over the telltale trail. "H’m!” lie’ll say. and then—well, there may be setter dogs who beat a covert more fu I roil sly than Beck does, but I have so far failed to see them. It's a spry snake that escapes. Having located a snake Beck next pro ceeds to capture it. Flia tirst move. If tt happens to be a snake n Ith which he Is miacqualnted. Is to get a stick with a prong In the end. Armed with this stick he approaches the reptile. He ‘riles’ it up, prodding and poking till the gentleman coils. Then Beck puts tW prong over the snake’s neck, holds it down, and bending over, takes a look Into the crea ture's eyes. “If bit his a venbmous snake,’ Jimmy says, ’•ja heye will ’ave an helllptlcal pupil, like the pupil of a cat sitting in the sun Rut hif hit la a nonvenomoua snake 'iB pupil will be round.” Of course the venomous snakes, told ac cording to the eyes as aforementioned, merit a different treatment. But even here there la no toadying to the hysteri cal fear with which most of us observe a snake just as you or 1 would go for a dollar in the most conventional pursuit. Nevertheless there Is always present, al ways stalking by his side, the danger of the game. He realizes It. And though he says, not brazenly but with the quiet con fidence of a man who knows his own trade, ”1 fear no snaks,” yet he knows that sometime, someday, like the aviators, the game will get him. He has his own medicines for snake bite. And they are medicines which have traveled all over this country with him, from the Ever glades of Florida to the vast marshes of the country around the headwaters of the Mississippi, where dwells the surly mas sasauga. on east Into the Adlrondacks; back west into the hot dry plains of the southwest and into the troubled regions of our violent diapoeitloned sister republics. I--- — Loveman, Joseph & Loeh A Word With Men Who Want to Save This Saturday Our Men's Store Does a Full Measure of Duty 75c Night Shirts 59c - - Made of good quality cunbric and check nainsook. \Vlthcut collars, braid trimmed. Not skimped but made full and comfortable. Soeeial today, .75c Night Shirts 59c. $2 and $2.50 Madras Pajamas1 $1.40 These excellent. Pajamas are made of mull, soisette and poplin, in white or colors. Fastened with silk frog. Special today. 2.00 and 2.50 Pajamas 1.40. 3 Undergarments $1 Knitted Undergarments, shirts with short sleeves, long drawers, white or tan. Regular 50c garments 35c or 3 for 1.00. 59c Percale Shirts 45c Percale Shirts, printed in pretty de signs. fast colors, coat style, attached' cuffs. Regular price 59c, special to ■ day 45c. White Foot Socks with fast black tops, regular 15c. Special today 10c « - pair. (Main Floor) Two More Days to Buy Furniture at August Prices • “ !yf HP August Furniture Sale Saturday Feature 4-Piece Fumed Oak Q.90 Library Suite ** ^ This handsome Library or Living Room Suite is made of solid oak and designed to represent the old mission period. Knell of the four pieces—Settee, two Rockers, one with high back, and Cliajr—is upholstered in genuine Spanish leather (goatskin), with automatic spring seats. It is indeed a rare occasion when handsome Suites like this can be bought at such a price. (3d Floor) $45 Chifforobes $37.50 With a .choice of any of the four followT “ ing handsome finishes: Golden oak, quarter-sawed Circassian walnut, birdseye maple, mahogany. In all four woods the following description ap plies: Large shaving mir ror that folds out of sight. Five large and two small drawers, roomy hat box, innovation extension rod carrying six hangers. Trousers hanger on door —tie rack. Inside of these Chiffo- ' ■ robes carefully finished and polished. <3d F,0“r) I Handsome $20 Brass $1 J^.95 Massive When we* say these Beds heretofore sold for 20.00, you, of course, figure that * to he saving of 25 per cent. But to really appre ciate them you must see them. This is a genuine Simmons Bed, continuous post, 2 inches in diameter, full size, satin finish. There are five 7-8-inch fillers. We earn estly request that you see this Bed. <2d Floor) Lovema ph £ Loeb Anywhere that snakes dwell Jimmy Beck has wandered or will surely wander some time—if the game doesn’t get him first. And he will be bitten from time to time. His medicines, he says, will cure him. Really, too. his treatment doesn't coin cide with the treatment prescribed by medical men. But he pips his faitll to it, because it has never failed him. Five cents’ worth of hartshorn. 5 cents worth of strong turpentine, and 5 cents worth of bicarbonate of soda all put Into a little vial together is Beck's remedy for snake bite. That, and for rattlesnake bite a twentieth grain of strychnine capsule swallowed immediately. This dope is the vial he puts on the wound; he does not take it internally. It doesn’t follow the prescribed methods in the medical books. Yet it seems to be all that siands between Jimmy Beck and the game getting him. He has been bitten, too. for hjs hands and forearms have scars where deadly ser pents have struck home.” Do Not Recall Ruler's Name From the Philadelphia Times. There is one highly civilized country in which not one person in four could give the ruler's name. That eountry Is Switzerland. Switzer land has just had a new president, hut hts appointment has passed practically unnoticed, even In Switzerland Itself. One reason why the president Is al most unknown either oy name or by sight 1b that he 1b not a pubilc figure at all. He has no privllegee as presi dent, and no official uniform—not even of the army. Switzerland has a freah president every, year. He has no personal authority us president, and is practically only the speaker of Switzerland's iMiaasumlng lit- j tla Parliament. It la reoorded that at a meeting of Swtag business men no one could recall the name, of the President. The waiter was asked. He happened to know because the President was his uncle. His nam* is Arthur Hoffman. Deaths and Funerals Mrs. J. T. Moser Funeral services over the remains i Mrs. Mamie Howland Moser, aged years, wife of Detective J. T. Moser, war* conducted yesterday afternoon at S o’clock. Interment followed in Elmwo*4 cemetery. Sam Dailla, Sr. H^.m Dailla, Sr., aged 57 years, died > esterday morning at the family residence, 1924 Eleventh avenue, north. Funeral a rangementa will be announced later. Benjamin E. McGehee, Jr. Benjamin E. McGehee. Jr„ aged 11 years, died yesterday morning at the res idence of FYank Rea of Downey station. Funeral arrangements will be annoUMed later, ' f Mrs. Wilhelm VonVoges News was received in Birmingham ye*. I trrday of the death in Terra Haute, Tndflfl of Mrs. Wilhelm VonVoges, the^motl of Frit* Wilhelm VonVoges, who former resident of this city and secre tary to W. Winans Freeman, head of the Alabama Power company. Mr. Von | Vogea is with Mr. Freeman In Cincinnati.