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. * ---------tfmmilMmumn.U, . HI .HIIMM, IsSSSI Turtles Stop The Spurt of The Barons 999999999999999999 ._ WINNING STREAK OF FIVE GAMES BROKEN Barons Unable to Take More Than Half Dozen Combats in Row. George Merritt Faces Moley’s Cohorts Today—Sev eral Clubs Trying Out Youngsters—South ern League Gossip BIRMINGHAM'S winning streak of five straight victories was ab ruptly stopped by the Turtles. led by Buck O'Brien. The iast two games hi tlie Montgomery scries were captured by the Barons and three straight were taken from t’hattanooga. Chattanooga, after dropping six successive battles, broke its losing record by trouncing Mont gomery. Although the Barons have experienced a rapid rise in the race they have been unable to take more than six in succes sion. Twice this season this feat has been accomplished, but a tail-end club crops up and smites the league leaders. Ki\ straights were recorded when tile |iurons returned front New Orleans in the l* ad. but Day, pitching for the tuil end Billiliens, stopped Birmingham In the fust game of the Montgomery series. * * * George Merritt, the most versatile player in the Southern league, will twirl this afternoon against Curley Brown. The veteran has not met with vast acclaim this year us a pitcher, but has always given Birmingham a struggle. His oppon ent is the leading twirler of the South ern. ’■Despite their ill-success against some of the other teams, the Turtle:- have al ways given the Barons a bittei scrap for every decision. The last series in Bir mingham resulted in two out of three triumphs for the Barons, one game will Vm played this afternoon at Hick wood, while u double header lias been staged in Memphis Sunday. • * * [Chattanooga and Atlanta ai“ not the only clubs giving trials to youngsters. Montgomery had two reci iiits in the bat tling array yesterday. Outfielder Shaw, the leading bitter of tlie South Atlantic league, played in the garden, while Third Baseman Champlain, purchased with Pitcher Roth from the Tiiomasville club, was seen in action in Captain Bill Ei wert’s place. Neither starred. Out of the numberless recruits over looked at Chattanooga. Moose McCor mick 1ms three—Ross. .Morgan and Cav eny—who look like comers. Billy Smith's experiments have fizzled out, while the other new additions have not created a sensation. mm* Mobile is wavering. Lefty Townsend has been beaten consistently in recent battles, whereas bis magnificent twirling sent the Gulls to the fore in the early months of 1014. Robertson is pitching ! consistently, while Jimmy Keeley and James Gudger are showing to better ad vantage than before. However, the Gulls lack the punch. Lord is continuing hie merry gait, but Schmidt, Northern and O’Dell are in the throes of a slump. Marty Calhoun has batted at a fast pace for the past month and his slugging endeavors have prevented Mobile from slumping even lower. Clayton Perry js not as effective in the pinches as he is with the bases unoccupied. Unless the Gulls spurt, Atlanta will finish above them. « • * Rain is killing the hopes of the Pelicans. Johnny Dobbs was counting on every game scheduled for Heineman park, but the rainy season holds sway over New Orleans and is playing havoc with his aspirations. For the past 40 days it has rained almost every day in New Orleans. The Memphis players declare that it rained every afternoon during the past series. When Birmingham met the Pels rain was encountered three times in as many days. New Orleans is a poor road club. The team does not command its greatest punch on foreign fields, whereas Birming ham has fared with unusual success. With Mobile out of the running, the Barons should experience little trouble from New Orleans. Atlanta is the club to be watched. $20,000 STAKES ARE OFFERED WINNERS OF SARATOGA RACE Saratago, N. Y., August 28.—The clas sic Futurity stakes for 2-year-olds,'In augurated 25 years ago. will be run at , tin* Saratoga track tomorrow. The Stakes will be worth about $20,000 to the winner. A field of 15 or more Starters may face the barrier if the track is good. Probable starters in clude: Trial by Jury, Barbage, Polish, ifctrry, Jr., The Finn, Pixy, Spun Glass, Trojan, ‘Hanson, Solly and Joey Alar <jut tie. Polish, a Madden-bred colt, will carry tin colors of Louis W inans. the promi nent English horse owner. NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. A'ew York . 110 61 *19 .Boo 6t. Louie . 11K 64 54 . 542 Boston . 111 60 51 .543 Chicago . 115 60 55 . 522 Cincinnati . 11.1 53 «50 .469 Brooklyn . 113 52 61 .469 Philadelphia .112 51 i.l .455 Pittsburg . 112 51 62 ,4ol All games postponed, ruin. TEXAS LEAGUE Ai Waco: Waco 7-1. Dallas 2-3. At Houston: Houston 6, San Antonio 1. At Beaumont: Beaumont 4. Galveston 2. At Austin: Austin 0, Fort Worth 3. I _ _ _____ _ I AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pci. Philadelphia . 118 80 38 .67* Boston . 115 66 4 9 .571, Washington . 115 61 54 .530 Detroit . 119 60 59 .50!» Chicago . 118 55 63 .466 St. Louis . 118 55 63 .487 New York . 1 18 54 64 |45* Cleveland . 121 39 82 .32J Chicago Stops Athletics Philadelphia, August 28.—Chicago broke Philadelphia’s winning streak, which had reached seven straight, by winning today’s game, 8 to 5, the score reverting to the fifth inning and play was stopped in the sixth by rain. Score: H. H. E. Chicago .010 52—8 10 3 Philadelphia .310 10—5 7 1 Batteries: .Scott, Cicotte and Schalk; Plank, Wycoff and Schank. Umpires. Evans and Sheridan. Cavet Blanks Boston Boston, August 28.—Detroit shut out Boston 3 to 0 today. With men on sec ond and third in the eighth inning, Cobb doubled, and two runs were scored. Then Scott muffed Crawford’s fly and Cobb counted. Score: R. Ji. E. Detroit .000 000 030—3 6 1 Boston .000 000 000—0 6 3 Batteries: Cavet and Stanage; Leon ard and Carrigan. Umpires, Egan and Dineen. Yankees Outslug Browns New York, August 28.—New York batted hard today and won from St. Louis by 9 to 5. Leverenz was knocked out of the box in the first inning. The batting of Cree and C. Walker were features. Almost the entire game was played in a heavy drizzle. Score: R. H. E. St. Louis .010 002 002—5 11 5 New York .430 100 10*—9 13 4 Batteries: Leverenz. Hocli and Hale; McHale aifd Nunamaker. Umpires, O’Loughlln and Hildebrand. Washington-Cleveland, rain. FEDERAL LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Indianapolis.. 315 66 49 .574 Chicago . 114 63 51 .553 Baltimore. 112 60 52 . 536 Buffalo . Ill .77 .74 .511 Brooklyn . 112 57 55 .509 Kansas City. 116 53 63 . 457 St. Louis . 115 51 64 .443 Pittsburg . Ill 47 64 .423 Moran Wins Another Brooklyn, N. Y., August 28.—Holt's wild throw to catch a base runner at second permitted Buffalo to score the deciding run in the sixth inning of the game with Brooklyn today. Score: R.H.E. Buffalo .001 101 000—3 10 1 Brooklyn .200 000 000-2 5 1 Batteries: Moran and Blair; Maxwell and Land and Watson. Other games postponed, rain. International League At Buffalo: Buffalo 8, Jersey City 2. At Toronto: Toronto 5, Newark 0. At Rochester: Rochester 3, Providence 1. At Montreal: Montreal 18, Baltimore 4. Mistake In Advertisement of J. Blacji & Sons AS appeared in Thursday News and Friday Age-Herald. Instead of $1, $2 and $2.50 values the copy should read $1.50 $2 & $2-50 CIQC SHIRTS 70 And They ARE $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 Shirts BUCK O’BRIEN CHECKS BARONS IN AN ABBREVIATED BATTLE HARDGROVE BATTED HARD BY MEMPHIS — O’BRIEN YIELDS BUT TWO HITS—RAIN STOPS GAME IN THE SIXTH SOUTHERN LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Birmingham . 131 76 66 .580 New Orleans . 126 72 64 .571 Mobile . 132 72 00 . 545 Atlanta . 322 65 67 .533 Nashville .130 67 63 .516 Chattanooga . 131 63 68 .481 Memphis . 130 66 74 .431 Montgomery . 133 46 87 .346 Results Yesterday Memphis 3, Birmingham 0. Nashville 4, Mobile 1. Atlanta-New Orleans, rain. Chattanooga 4, Montgomery 1. Games Today Memphis at Birmingham, Atlanta at New Orleans. Nushville at Mobile. Chattanooga at Montgomery. Sturdy Buck O’Brien, with Ills darting spit hall, checked the onward spurt of the Barons, yielding but two hits, while the lowly Turtles batted Omar Hard grove for seven hits and three runs be fore rain forced a suspension of the. hostilities in the sixth. The Turtles gained an early start on the Barons and outplayed the league leaders from the outset. Charlie Carroll was the only Baron who solved O'Brien. His triple, in tlie first, and single, in the fourth, were the only two safeties registered, although Mc Bride and Covington reached first on walks. The battle was inaugurated with a bright sun shining, but in the second in ning a slight rain started falling and forced the *two teams to suspend oper ations twice, once in the third and finally before the last of the sixth, llardgrove opened the sixth with a single to cen ter. but just as he reached first base the downpour commenced with greater i olmne and the umpires called a sus pension. After waiting the set 30 min utes, the game wras called for the after noon, play reverting to the fifth inning. llardgrove suffered an abrupt reversal of form. He was hit In every inning for safe drives. Tragesser’s faulty peg ging to catch the Turtle base runners aided in the downfall. O’Brien did not seem to be possessed with a vast amount of speed or curves, but held Birmingham completely in check. Memphis threatened in the first, but was downed w'ith Stark on third base. Marcan and Molesworth flied out in or der in the first, but Carroll tripled to right Held. Stewart failed to deliver, hoisting a fly to Stark. O’Brien Scores First Run In the second Hardgrove's control wa vered and Memphis took the lead. With Mullen disposed of, DUnckel singled to center. When Tragesser pegged poorly to Marcan the speedy first sacker an nexed second base. Lusk was hit lightly by a pitched ball, while Schlei was given a base on balls, filling the sacks. O’Brien virtually won his own battle by driving a liner to left field, which McBride over hauled after a long sprint. Dunckel scored easily, but Sctllei was held at second. When Allison lined out to Ellam the Tur tles were retired. McBride drew a pass as a starter in the second, but the Turtle battery di vined that he would essay a steal, ordered n pitch-out, and the Baron was nailed at second. Covington fanned while Ellam grounded out to third. Coyle threw a thrill into the crowd in the third session. Having singled to right, he advanced from lirst to third on successive grounders by Stark and McCormick. With Mullen at the plate, the fleet-footed outfielder essayed steal ing third, but Hardgrove quickened his delivery and nipped him at the plate. Birmingham went out in order in the third. Tragesser flew out to Allison, while Hardgrove and Marcan popped to Dunckel. Mullen led off with a single in the fourth, but the Turtles were unable to pass second. The second Birmingham blow came in the same round. Moles worth grounded out to Mullen, but Car roll singled to center. On the hit and run maneuver he made second easily on Stewart’s grounder to Mullen. At this juncture Carroll attempted to speed to third on the out, but Dunckel pegged ac curately to Lusk and the Baron spurt subsided. Turtles Cinch Contest Buck O'Brien led hie mates in the fifth in a hitting spree that elnehed the strug gle. The chubby twlrler singled to left. Allison hoisted to Molesworth. Coyle bit to center for one bag, but O'Brien eon tinned to third when Molesworth fumbled the ball. Tragesser pegged to second to prevent Coyle from stealing, but the throw was low and misdirected. O'Brien scored, but Coyle was held at second. Stark walked. McCormick slashed a drive between short and third that Ellam fielded but faffed to handle, and Coyle counted the third run. McCormick jogged down to second, ex pecting to draw a peg from Tragesser, but Instead the Baron receiver whipped one down to third and Stark was touched out by Carroll. Mullen struck out, retiring the Turtles. Birmingham could do nothing with O'Brien’s spltters In the fifth, while Hard grove blanked the Mebphll In tile sixth. In the last half of the sixth Hardgrove opened with a single over second. Just as he reached first rain forced a sus pension of play. The Inning was never completed, so the score reverted back to the fifth. Official Score Memphis— AB. K. H. O. A. E. Allison, cf. 3 0 1 1 o o Coyle, rf.3 1 2 0 () 0 Stark, ss. 2 0 0 2 0 0 McCormick, If. .. 3 0 1 i © 0 Mullen. 2b.3 0 1 0 4 0 Dunckel, lb.2 1 1 7 1 o ‘ Dusk, 3b.I 0 0 2 1 0 Sctllei, c.1 0 0 2 1 0 O'Brien, p.I 1 l o o © Totals .19 * 7 15 7 0 Birmingham— AB. K. H. O. A. E. Marcan, 2b. 2 0 0 0 1 0 Molesworth, cf. . 2 o 0 2 0 0 Carroll. 3b. 2 0 2 2 0 0 Stewart, rf. 1 0 0 2 0 0 McBride, If.1 0 0 1 0 0 Covington, lb. .. 1 0 0 2 0 0 Ellam, ss.2 0 0 3 0 0 Tragesser, c. ... 2 0 0 3 1 2 I-Iardgrove, p. .. 2 0 0 0 4 0 Totals .15 0 2 15 6 2 (Called after five Innings: rain). Score by ltjnlngs: Memphis . 010 02—3 Blrm’ngham . 000 00—0 SUMMARY. Three-base hit—Carroll. Sacrifice Fly—O’Brien. Double Play—Mullen to Dunckel to Dusk. Stolen Rases—Dunckel 2. Stark, Coyle, McCormick. Struck Out—O’Brien 2, Hardgrove 2. Bases on • Balls—O'Brien 2, Hard grove 2. Hit by Pitcher—Lusk by Hardgrove. Time of Game—1:20. Umpires—Pfenning^ and Brelten tteio. i j LOOKS GOOD WITH BARONS j CATCHER JACK WALLACE —Photo by Henry G. Baird "When Jack Wallace was secured from Augusta to replace Fred Dilger, it was a lucky day for the Barons. The young backstop has shown Class A form in every game since rejoining Birming ham and can be depended upon to per form consistently behind the bat. In fact, few young catchers in the South ern “have anything” on Wallace. In the games with the Barons, Wal lace has allowed but one stolen base. He has hit hard, although some of the wallops have not gone for safeties. He possesses both speed and pluck, and should land the first catcher's position next year. Had not Wallace been re called at the time he arrived in Bir mingham, he would have been subject to draft in the South Atlantic league. It is known that Scout Howard Earle, of the Pittsburg club, had a hankering for the youngster and watched him for several days. There is a possibility that the drafts will yet overtake him. •'Shotgun." as he was dubbed in the Apl^achian league, started out as an outtielder with the Beaumont club in the Texas league three years ago. He war, shifted to the Cotton States league, thence to Bessemer in the Southeastern. Jaist season he caught for Knoxville. He is just 23 years old. Wallace meas ures over 6 feet in height and has an ideal buijd for a backstop. •••••••••a«*aaaMaaa«aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*aMM GRAFF’S HOME RUN DEFEATS THE BILLS Montgomery, August 28.-*Graff’s home run in the second gave Chattanooga a lead of two runs which Montgomery was unable to overcome, and the visitors took the first game of the scries by a score of 4 to 1. The game was called at the end of the sixth inning on account of rain and darkness. Johnston’s two catches in left field robbed Montgomery of three runs. Score: # Chattanooga— AB. H. H. O. A. E. Coyle, lb. 3 0 0 7 1 0 Johnston, If . 2 u 1 4 0 0 Ens, ss. 3 0 1 1 4 0 Jacobson, cf. 3 1 1 0 0 0 Graham, rf. 3 1 0 0 o o Graff, 3b. 2 1112 0 Flick, 2b. 3 1 0 4 2 0 Street, c. 3 0 10 2 1 Howell, p. 3 0 1 1 3 0 Totals . 25 4 6 18 14 1 Montgomery— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Jantzen, cf. . 3 1 1 l 0 o Baker, 2b. 3 0 2 3 1 1 Shaw, rf. 3 0 0 0 0 0 Daly, If. 1 > 0 2 0 0 Champlain, 3b. 2 0 0 0 2 # Parker, ss. ........ 2 0 1 I 3 J Snedecor, lb. 2 • 0 1 10 0 0 Donahue, c. ....2 0 0 1 2 0 Black, p. 2 0 0 0 1 2 Totals . 20 1 5 18 9 3 Score by Innings: Chattanooga .020 002—4 Montgomery .100 000—11 (Called sixth, rain.) Summary: Two-base hit. Baker. Home run, Graff. Stolen bases, Parker. Snede cor. Sacrifice fly, Champialn. Base on halls, Black 2, HowelJ 1. Left on bases. Chattanooga 3, Montgomery 2. Struck out. Black 1. Tjme, 1:10. Umpires, O’Toole and Fifield. RAIN PREVENTS THE PEL-ATLANTA GAME New Orleans. August 28.—Rain pre vented both games of the double header scheduled today between New Orleans and Atlanta. A double header was an nounced for Saturday. Outfielder Holden ha sheen purchased from the New York Americans and will report to Atlanta in a lew days. Richards Wins Nevada Trophy Seagirt, N. J.» August 28.—Shooting an aggregate of 145 out of a possible 150 on the 600. 900 and 1200-yard ranges, Capt. W. H. Richard of the Winchester Rifle and Gun club won the Nevada trophy match today over a field of 75 contestants. Capt. IC. K. V.. Casey of Pennsylvania won the officers and inspectors’ match with 96. Peters Lund and William H. | Ford of the Marine corps, shooting to j gether on the New Jersey two-man team | match, carried the event with a total of 189. t————————y | BUCHANAN IS FAVORITE. } * - ♦ 4 Chicago, August 28.—Charles 4 4 Bachman, Notre Dame athlete, is 4 4 the favorite for the all round cham- 4 4 pionshlp of the Central Amateur 4 4 Athletic Union, which will be held 4 4 here tomorrow. 4 9 9 ■ > . ■ .1 For h Good Time and a Week-End K Ou« lug p| Go to Cook Springs I On Saturday Evening ft Big Dance Saturday Night— I Plenty Fried Chicken—Comfort- | able Vtooma—ReuMonnhle Ratea. I Train I^eavea Terminal Station I smu p. m. Fare SAc Round Trip. I V \ i*. ' \ " ; : TOWNSEND BEATEN BY HEINE BERGER Mobile, August 28.—Townsend allowed Nashville only three hits today, but two of them came bunched in the first Inning with two bases on halls and an error, giving the visitors a lead Mobile could not overcome. The final score was 4 to 1, Berger holding Mobile scoreless until the ninth, when O'Dell's double and Perry's single saved Mobile a shutout. President \Y. M. Kavanaugh of the Southern asso ciation witnessed the game. Score: Mobile— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Northern, rf. 4 0 o 1 0 0 [O'Dell, 3b. 4 1 1 (| 3 0 Perry, 2b. 4 0 1 4 2 2 Lord, If. 4 0 0 3 0 U Schmidt, c. 3 0 0 1 1 0 Calhoun, lb. 2 o 0 14 0 0 Miller, cf. . 3 0 1 3 0 0 Dobard, ss. 3 o 1 l 5 0 Townsend, p. 2 0 0 0 3 1 ’Hogg . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals . 1 4 27 14 3 •Hit for Townsend in ninth. Nashville— AB. R. 11. O. A E King. If.3 I 0 0 0 0 Dodge, 3b. 3 0 0 0 7 0 Sloan, rf. 4 110 0 0 Paulct, lb. 4 1 1 19 0 0 Burns, cf. 2 1 0 2 0 0 Lindsay, ss. 401100 Williams, 2b. 4 0 0 1 4 0 Smith. c. 3 0 0 4 0 0 ' Berger, p. 3 0 0 0 3 0 Totals . 30 .4 3 27 20 0 Score by innings: M,'bH" . 000 000 001—1 Nashville . 301 000 000—4 Summary: Two-base hit. O'Dell. 3 hree-base hit. Dodge. Stolen bases, Paulct, Burns. Struck out. Townsend '• Berger 3. Bhho on balls, Townsend 3, Berger 1. Passed ball. Smith. Time, 1:40. Umpires, Rudderham and Chesnutt. Talladega, August 28.—(Special.) Shutting Anniston out easily here to day, the Indians won the post-season series. Decatur pitched his second .shutout game In the series of three games. In the two games pitched, ho j struck out 15 men and allowed only I seven hits. The Indians made 15 hits off the delivery of Batson. The fea tures of the game was the hitting of Moore, Knox and Wilson. Score: Anniston— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Donaldson, ss. .. 4' 0 2 2 4 0 McLin, If.4 0 0 1 0 0 Lamar, 2b. 4 0 0 5 6 0 1 Tisdale, c.4 0 1 1 0 0 Abbott, lb. 4 0 1 12 0 1 Sanford, rf. 4 0 0 0 0 0 Baumgardner, 3b. 4 0 0 0 2 0 Ragsdale, cf. ... 3 0 1 S 0 0 Batson, cf.p. ... 3 0 0 0 3 0 Totals .34 0 5 24 14 1 Talladega— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Knox, If.4 x 3 x 0 0 Wilson, rf. .5 1 3 1 0 0 Hodge, ss.6 1 1 0 3 0 Camp, cf.4 1 0 3 0 0 Baker, c.3 1 1 g 0 0 Moore, lb.3 2 3 9 0 1 Slater, '2b.3 0 2 1 3 rt Crow, 3b.4 0 2 2 2 1 Decatur,, p.4 0 0 0 2 0 Totals .35 7 16 27 10 2 Score by Innings: Anniston ..000 000 000—0 Talladega .020 131 00*—7 Summary: Two-base hits. Moore. Three-base hit, Wilson, SacrlMot hits, Baker, Slater. Stolen bases, Wilson, Knox. Double plays, Donaldsol), La mar to Abbott 2. Base on balls, Bat son 2, Decatur 1. Struck out, Decatur 6. Time of game. 1:35. Umplra Black burn. BIG ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED TD VIEW Civic Organizations Are De termined That Big Crowd Shall Be Present The civic organizations of Birmingham are determined that nothing shall prevent a record attendance at the baseball park Trophy Day, September 2, and to this end the weather man has been “seen” and his prophecy will augur well for that day. Stores will close, business firms will suspend operation and practically all Bir mingham will attend the game, and see President Kavanaugh present the hand some silver cup to the Birmingham team for drawing the largest crowrd on opening day. The directors of the Atlanta base ball club will be on hand to see the hu miliation of their team, and it is con fidently expected that the center field bleachers will be taxed to care for the crowd. Practically every civic organization in the city is b&ck of the movement. Three committees are working to the end that the stores close and permit their employes to attend the game and indications point to one of the largbst crowds that ever gathered on Rickwood field. — * a SAFE BLOWERS AT WORKATTOWNLEY Yeggmen Blow Safe of Black Diamond Coal Co. Store, Taking $265 Jasper. August 28.—(Special.)—Two .safeblowers entered tile Black Diamond Coal company store at Townley last night abopt 12 o’clock, blindfolded Jim Gallagher, an aged man, sleeping in the store, blew the outer door of the safe off and filed the hinges of the inner door, getting the contents of the safe, which was $265. The yeggmen made Gallagher accom pany them for more than two miles and made their escape. Sheriff Gray was notified about 4 o’clock this morning and he and deputies have been scouring the county all day without success. ANNISTON COUNCIL ENLIVENED BY TILT Mayor and Opponent in Argument Concerning Expense for Trip to New York by Former Anniston, August 28.—(Special.)—The short word was passed between Dr. J. L. Wikle, democratic nominee for re-election as mayor of Anniston, and his opponent on the independent ticket. .7. A. Bur I gess, alderman from the Third ward, at the regular meeting of the Anniston city council Thursday evening, and for a while it seemed that the two men would come to blows, other members of the council keeping them apart. The trouble arose when Alderman Bur gess asked an explanation of an expense account of $80 turned in by Dr. Wikle for a trip he haxl made to New York. Mr. Burgess stated that Dr. Wikle had said he would pay his own expenses on that trip and he believed the city should not have been asked to pay for it. Dr. Wi kle denied this allegation, following which Mr. Burgess used the short word and an affray was narrowly averted. In a statement to the council Mayor Wikle stated that in making the trip in question he had combined personal and official business, going to New York on his vacation because of the fact that the firemen of the United States were in convention there at the time and he wanted to get a direct bid on a city lire truck. He was successful in saving money to the city as a result, he said. Before he went, to New York the best price he could get on the truck was over $5000, whereas he succeeded in getting a cash offer of $4000 by seeing the agents in person. The two men were in conference Fri day and it is thought that their dif ferences have been settled. Cima Will Meet Germans Marblehead, Mass., August 28.—The team of Bonder yachts which is expected to meet a German fleet of that class at Kiel next year was completed today with has been purchased from the. New York Lowell of Boston and New York as the third member. The Ellen and Sprig pre viously had been chosen. Distinctively Individual I i . Graft Accusations Involve Small Sum in Discrepan cies of Feed Bill , Huntsville, August 25.—(Special.) Charges of graft have been filed against A. D. Kirby, chief of the police department, and a hearing will be hail before the city commissioners next Tuesday morning. The matter has caused a great sen sation here, especially in municipal political circles, where it is charged that the question has been brought up at this time in the interest of one of the candidates for city commissioner, the election for which will take place in a few weeks. It is stated that the | graft charges involve only $25.50 In discrepancies in the feed bill of tlie . chief qf police. Mr. Kirby’s friends are confident that he pan make a sat isfactory explanation of the alleged discrepancies. John Hughes and Miss Viola Hatley Were married Wednesday evening in the First Baptist parsonage in tlie presence of a small gathering of rela tives and friends. Immediately after their wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes left on a honeymoon trip for Birming ham. The Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railroad has announced that a new schedule will be put In effect Sep tember 6, providing for a better serv ice between Gadsden and Huntsville. -lames H. Fletcher, a member of the city chatngang, has been identified as a deserter from the Fifteenth United States cavalry and has been taken to Fort Oglethorpe, Gn., and turned over to the military authorities. TITTLE GIVEN 20 YEARS FOR MURDER ■ Slayer of Jerry Cox Given Prison Term at Marion Without Trial Hamilton, August 28.—(Specie, -The fall term pf circuit court for Marion county adjourned yesterday on account of the illness of Judge C. P. Almon. The grand jury made Its report to Judge Al mon and was discharged. Ninety-two true bills were found. I' rank Tittle, who killed Jerry Cox, was given 20 years in the penitentiary with out going on trial. This was a com promise with the solicitor and the at torneys for the defense. Frank Alsop's case was continued until the next term of court. He is charged With killing two men. judge Almon says he will call a spe cial term of court the last week in No vember to try all the cases on the docket ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPENING BANKING SYSTEM EXPECTED Washington. August 28.—A conference between bankers from the 12 reserve cities and other business centers and the fed eral reserve board, which may result in an immediate announcement of the time for opening the new banking system, was called today by the board for Septem ber 4. Two haulers have been invited lrom each reserve city and six from limi-re serve cities. The board will try to be in a position to lay before the bunkers a definite pro gramme of what, if any, minor changes it expects to see made in the new cur rency act, and how soon it has decided the new system should be opened for business. Thousands of letters have come to board members taking different views of tills . question. There have been suggestion* * that the banks be opened as soon as pos sible and others that the opening be de- *•' layed for months and even years. CHARGE RAILROADS WITH DISCRIMINATION Washington, August 28,-Thlrty rail roads are charged with discrimination against Now Orleans in favor of other southern and eastern ports in fixing rates on cotton, in a complaint filed today with the interstate commerce commission by the New Orleans Cotton exchange. The commission, is asked to meet in New Or leans at an early date to investigate the charges.