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IsSSSI Turtles Stop The Spurt of The Barons
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
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
’■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
• * *
[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
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
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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
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
$20,000 STAKES ARE
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
Polish, a Madden-bred colt, will carry
tin colors of Louis W inans. the promi
nent English horse owner.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Memphis 3, Birmingham 0.
Nashville 4, Mobile 1.
Atlanta-New Orleans, rain.
Chattanooga 4, Montgomery 1.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Double Play—Mullen to Dunckel to
Stolen Rases—Dunckel 2. Stark, Coyle,
Struck Out—O’Brien 2, Hardgrove 2.
Bases on • Balls—O'Brien 2, Hard
Hit by Pitcher—Lusk by Hardgrove.
Time of Game—1:20.
Umpires—Pfenning^ and Brelten
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.
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
RAIN PREVENTS THE
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
| BUCHANAN IS FAVORITE. }
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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
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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
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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
BIG ATTENDANCE IS
EXPECTED TD VIEW
Civic Organizations Are De
termined That Big
Crowd Shall Be
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
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
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.
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SAFE BLOWERS AT
Yeggmen Blow Safe of Black
Diamond Coal Co. Store,
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Two haulers have been invited lrom
each reserve city and six from limi-re
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
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.
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
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