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WIRELESS CLUB TO !
— Two Youngsters Will Have Stations at the Fair grounds Boys In Birmingham over 12 yean of <JLgv and under 19 interested in wireless telegraphy will meet today In the rooms of the Boys’ club and form a junior wire less association which will be affiliated with the Birmingham Wireless associa tion. IT. L. Alisley, president of the senior association, will instruct the boys who will be admitted to the former organiza tion as soon as they have a station in working order. Mr. Ansley will save the boys lots of time and needless expense in the construction of the wireless sta tions. Burr Blackburn of the Boys’ club will be present at the meeting ami will ren der whatever aid posable. He empha sizes the fact that the association will not only be for the members of the Boys’ club but’for anybody in Birmingham who is interested in wireless. Two Birmingham boys will have a send ing and receiving station at the State Fair and will go to the grounds tomor row morning to erect the aerials and in stall the sets. The receiving station will be a little to the east of the main en trance, while location for the other sta tion has not as yet been determined. Claude i'pchurch and Lee Powers, who are wireless experts, considering their age, will have charge of the stations at the fair. They will erect aerluls about •it) feet high, having a sending range of or 30 miles and a receiving range of i .100 miles. One of them will be on duty ! from 3 p. m. to 10 p. m. each day and will be glad to explain the working of the wireless to any one interested. Messages will be exchanged between the stations on the grounds and amateur operators in Birmingham and "pick up” any mes sages in the air. LETTERS TO EDITOR Praises Edgewater and Docina *o the Eidtor of The Age-Herald: Knowing how much you are inter ested in the wonderful progress be ing made in the Birmingham district and especially the welfare work being done among our people, 1 take greqt pleasure in handing you herewith some observations made at Edgewater the other day. While walking from Mulga to Wy ls?ni Inst Friday 1 accidentally found myself standing on the hill overlook ing the Edgewater plant and although 1 have visited this beautiful plant twice before, I could not resist the desire to go over it again. For, as you know, there is a symmetry about this oper ation, a something majestic in outline that makes every line impress itself upon one’s mind. But I had only been on the ground about five minutes when 1 met that excellent and genial man, j Air.-McHugh, superintendent of Edge water. After a few minutes’ conversa tion he invited me to visit their new ! church and school, of which he is very proud, and lightly so, for these build- 1 itigs would do credit to any town of 60.000 inhabitants. The church is built ; of dull red brick, and is built in fine j proportion, and large enough to meet the demand for years to come. The ex- I terior and interior finish of this build- ( ing s simply beautiful, the roof being 1 liiii&Leu.,iu.oarli,^w.Uu;li gixus.il,.the cu-. tUeffrSr toirrh: frrtd makes trr think there might have been a Ruskin here or in Gray’s words. “The heart that’s pregnant with celestrial fire,” may find In this twentieth century mining vil lage church an opportunity for that heart to burst out into the larger world of usefulness and beauty. The company has furnished it throughout in a most handsome fash ion: the regular church pews are used instead of the old-lime bench, pulpit and pulpit chairs all to match. Indeed the impress of the artist Is everywhere present. So much lor the church. Now we come to the school building, j Another handsome building in every respect, with every modern attach- j merit thal goes to make up the high das city schools. It is equipped with the best furniture on the market to- i day. using tl^e individual desk with j adjustable seats, so that the child is’ always comfortable. Sanitation and hy giene have been given careful at ten - | lion. Looking the school over as a whole, it is the equal of the best gram- j mar school in Birmingham with the do mestic science department of the high school additions. The kindergarten is almost completed. It is a small build ing off by Itself, but has received the same careful consideration in working oui of detail as that ahown the church and school. The grounds around the i church and school are being laid out j along the most beautiful and artistic lines, which in a generation or two will he reflected back with interest and credit to the Steel corporation, for the foundation of many a useful end sue- i cesful life will be laid at Edgewater. | For Hugo reminds us that it is art i that makes a free people great. •• *Tls art that makes slave people free. •Tis art that makes free people great. ’ They say a corporation has no soul. But if Docena and Edgewater represent j tiie soul of the Steel corporation, then ; let us pray for a soul like that. With best wishes. I remain, yours j Very truly. ROBERT LANG. HSOS North Thirty-second street, Bir mingham. September 22, 1914. Home for Convicts To the Editor of The Birmingham Age TTerald. Many questions are being asked in re gard to the nature of our home and would like through the medium of your paper make a statement of the same. Every day in the year some man is sen tenced to prison leaving behind him boys and girls who are at the mercy of the people of the community for clothing and food, shelter and education. The judge who pronounces sentence on the; erring husband and father cannot concern i himself about the mother and children who are thus left to shift for themselves. Justice must grind out her grist; the * father mu3t take his medicine for his ■inful way*. It is the business and com mon. duty of the judge to see that the offender is sent to prison for the crime committed. It is. in fact, no one’s bust-j ness in particular what becomes of the wife and children of the convict: what they do for a living while the father and husband is in prison. . This home is for the purpose of trying in a way to solve the question, “The law has the man. What of his family?” We believe that to improve the envir onment of the convict’s child that is In need, destitution or peril, Is like improv ing the environment of the tender plant to insui£ its proper growth, required / strength and ultimate usefulness. De spite the assertion that many convict’s FOR SALE—One-chair barber shop com plete. 223$ Magnolia ave. ®-26-3t ' \ I Lcndon, September 24.— (8:25 p. m.) A Berlin official dispatch by Marconi 1 wireless says: I ‘Not a single shot was fired by any l of ihc three British cruisers sunk by the German submarine. Most of the 1 British sailors were in their bunks * when the attack was made. The iron 2 cross has been bestowed on each mem- i her tf the crew of the submarine. “Alain headquarters reports that it i lias ascertained that one mortar shot ( was fired against the Cathedral of ] Rhcims, as otherwise it would have been impossible to drive away with field artillery the emeny's observation posts there. “A message from main headquarters describing operations in France says 1 there has been no fighting in the last 1 fc-w days except unimportant artillery ( engagements and that in spite of un favorable weather the German troops are in excellent condition.” Conditions In Vienna Venice, September 24.—(Via Paris. 7:26 p. m.)—A graphic picture of con ditions in Vienna is revealed In an of ficial statement by the mayor of Vienna that his city is supporting the fam ilies of 82.000 reservists at a daily cost of $50,000 and in addition Is endeav oring to provide for 3 00,000 unemployed and ahother 100,000 fugitives from Galicia and the crown land of Buk owina. The city already has expended $3,009,000 for fugitives. According to the mayor's statement 40,000 unemployed have been put on the public works, but 60,000 are help less. The first official report of the Aus trian Red Cross shows that the total contributions to its fund amounted to only $840,000. The report says that th* rich industrial classes, for the most part, subscribed liberally but expresses disappointment at the small contribu tions of many wealthy aristocratic land owners. The middle and even the lower classes have shown themselves more generous. Casualty List London. September 24.—(10::i0 p. m.t These names appear iii the official casual ty list issued tonight: Lieut. Col. A. (irant-Duff, of the Bltfvkwatch, killed in action; Lieut. Col. C. bJalton and Lieut. Col. r. G. Hogg, died in hospital of wounds: Brig. Gen. Richard C. B. Making, w’ounded. Of nine officers killed, live died of wounds in hospitals and one was drowned. The list includes 11 wounded, among hem Lieut. G. M. Naylor-Leland of the loyal Horse Guards, second son of Sir lerbert S. Naylor-Leland. whose wife wa3 lies Selah Chamberlain of Cleveland. O. * Lieut. A. Grant-Duff was the third son ,f the late Right Hon. Sir Mountstuart Jrant-DufT, and served in India and South Vfrioa. At one time he was assistant ecretary of the committee of imperial de ense. , Lieut. Col. Tan Graham Hogg served n South and West Africa, where he ren lered distinguished services. Brig. Gen. liaklng won - the Queen s nodal in South Africa. Care for German Wounded Bordeaux. September 23.—(6:30 p. in.) ’resident Poincare s recent admonition t » he hospitals to treat German wounded he same as French is being carried out. iccording to a corerspondent. who today risited the Bordeaux high school, where 10 German wounded are being treated. Dr. Melville Wastermann of San Fran co and a Bordeaux doctor arc in charge )f the hospital, assisted by a well-known Dresden surgeon. The Germans are being treated in the ofty class rooms of the high school, fchlch look out over the sunny garden, rhe men seem to suffer more from home dekness than their wounds, which they lear with patient resignation. As a rule the Germans in the hospitals lere are more badly hurt than the French soldiers. In addition to the first dressing the German wounds having been inade quate, the wounds also are infected. The physician says that a large majority of the wounded will recover, however. Jews Reported Fleeing New York, September 24.—Alexander Von Nuber. Austrian consul general JU New York, today gave out the following ['opimunlcation addressed to the American Jewish committee of New York, which he said he had received by wireless from Vienna: "On account of the war a great many Jews have tied from the Austrian terri tories temporarily occupied by the Rus sians. in spite of the generous action of the government the means of support at >ur disposal arc inadequate, as the charity institutions of our country are overbur lened. We appeal to the generosity of Americans for help and ask assistance ’or the Austrian Red Cross. "We are sure of your sympathy at tne iresent moment all the more, as Austria's var Is also a fight to obtain human rights or our severely oppressed Russian broth ers. The money collected should be sent o us through the Austro-Hungarian em jassy." The communication was signed by the [sraelitische alliance, Vienna. children have been improved through ad vanced conditions, it will not yet be dis puted by any who have had missionary work, among convicts and their children that there are thousands who are prac tically without the necessary guardian ship, home life and watchfulness as well as Christian Influence which always means love and care. This home is a place where the child is taken and with the change of envir onment it will have the benetit of fresh air, kind treatment, good 'food and a chance to forget the stigma that rests upon its name and with the future before it go out not in its father's footsteps, but to become a good mother or a good father and a citizen not to be ashamed of. I.et us no longer turn a deaf ear to the cries that rise on every side from the hearts of these innocent victims of an other's wrongdoing.®. PRISONERS' RELIEF SOCIETY. Rev. J. J. M’CARTV. Birmingham, September 23. 1914. Not Neglecting Children To the Editor of The Age-Herald: In your interesting column, "In Ho le! Lobbies," September 23, you have a "Lesson lor Prohibitionists." The school children are examined by com petent physicians so that If any are diseased it may be known and the child properly cared for. Your writer sees in this an example for prohibitionists. “In the child they should inculcate ideas of temperance and not try to reform the old with habits confirmed." The friends of temperance and pro hibition are not neglecting the chil dren. Jn the home multiplied thousands of parents are teaching their children to hate the saloon and to fear alcohol as a terrible poison. The school chil dren have not been neglected. The law of the state sets aside one day as "Temperance Day.” On that day the mighty forces of our public schools are used to show our children the danger of the use of alcohol. They are also taught its evil in the study of phys iology in our schools. The Sunday schools 1iave a “temperance lesson” once In every three months. We are do ing our best to take the advice your papot gives and “inculcate ideas of temperance in the child.” When your great paper and others like it refuse to place before our children the at tractive advertisements of the seduct ive beverages containing alcohol, our efforts to “inculcate ideas of, temper ance” will be more successful. But even with the big dailies of our country for the most part on the other side, pro gross ts being made and the children with temperance ideas inculated are becoming voters and the south is go ing clry. We cannot assent to your doc trine of not trying to “reform the old with habits confirmed." Because school children are examined with a view' to treat them if they are diseased, shall we. therefore, leave the old who may be sick to suffer and die without an effort to save them? Most assuredly not. Physicians and trained nurses and hospitals will do their best for them at the same time doing all they can to remove tho causa of disease. We must not gh-e up as hopeless those whose “habits are confirmed.” They are worth saving. As prohibition so far is the best remedy the world has yet found £or the removal of the cause of the trouble, the true prohibitionists will continue to “Inculcate temperance ideas'* In their own children and for the sake cf those children whose par ens fail to give them the right doc trine and for the sake of those whose “habits are confirmed.” we will fight till victory comes to put beyond the reach of the Innocent and the helpless a poison thxit lias cursed our race through all generations. Most respect fully. Ia C. BRANSCOMB. Birmingham, September 23, 1914. WHITE SPEAKS FOR PENSION MEASURE Washington, September 24.—(Spe cial.)—Probably the most earnest speech on the hill to pay and pension all union officers of the Civil war was made today by Senator White, who spoke a's a veteran of that strife. While In favor of paying; and pen' stoning all privates and officers who were actually In need of help. Senator White vigorously opposed either pay or pension for officers in affludht or comfortable circumstances, and he voiced his objection emphatically. Sen ator Kenyon, In charge of the bill, was unable to say how many officers were In need of such pension or how many were well oft or wealthy. C. E. S. Communication Cut Vela Cruz, September 24.—There !c no railway or telegraphic communica tions between Vera' Cruz and the cap ital, the lines having been cut north of r.fcperanza, about 100 miles west of Vera Cruz. i ROBERT E. NOLAN ro the Editor of The Age-Herald: You very truly say that Mr. Nolan’s ter rible act of self destruction in a great and distant city has shocked Birmingham. For liyself I 'am impelled to acknowledge more than shock, and to confess deep humiliation and regret that I. for one, lid nothing to help this one of the hun lieds of lonely young men in Birming ham. He was one whom 1. perhaps, had in unusual opportunity and obligation to <eep In constant touch with and to cheer it least with a w’ord of encouragement it frequent intervals. To my bitter re gret I. allowed myself to become “too juay’’ to do this. I knew him as an idealist and rebel igainst conventional*wrong. In his last jtterance he calls himself a dreamer, and F bear witness that, he sought to honor lis chosen profession by striving to make t the defender and champion of the op pressed and the unprotected. Again and again he has told me of instances in which shysters have w-ronged ignorant icgroes, and w'here the decisive testi nony in various proceedings has been mrchased by the connivance of powerful nen. To think of the law as high and loly and pure, in fact, and administra tion, as well as in idea, is indeed to Iream. I wonder how far these dreams interfered with the young man’s income. I wonder whether the insane depression hat drove him to ills grave was brought >n by anything worse than the discovery hat success, even in the law’, would cost dm too much. Doubtless the feeling was present, and doubtless' It had some basis n experience; while on the other hand, 10 profession can boast nobler, truer, more conscientious men. The practice 3f law. the practice of medicine, the con luct of business, or even the practice of the Christian ministry, each has Its tempt ations. amid which pure idealism may easily become a torture. It is not good for men to be alone; and the lesson we may well lay to heart Is that the thousands of homeless men and women, nearly all young and nearly all living their lonely lives in boarding places, sometimes crowded, have great need of friends. They, need the assur ance that they are never unw’cloome at some friend’s. If this fine, nobly gifted young man could have opened his heart to some sagacious friend he might have regained his poise and so have won out. Ah, but it was a selfish and a coward act, to thus crush those who loved him! No words can assuage their grief. And nothing can excuse our dear friend’s surrender to madness and despair. But lie w’as dear to us, and we are grieved :hat he went away alone, with none to 30unsel him, and that he weakened be 3ause lie found life difficult. Surely no heart in Birmingham but will breathe a reverently sympathetic irayer for those bereaved and uncon soled ladles to whom Robert Nolan was nimeasureably dear. And surely some routh or maiden worker in this city will Ind a friend and helper the more readily because this young man has gone out from us nlone, uncomforted, into the iarkness. So even this disaster will not be altogether in vain. And mky God be uerclful to our preoccupation! With shame and sorrow’, yours, GEORGE EAVES. Birmingham, September 24. 1914. MOBILE COMPANY TO BUY COTTON Mobile, September 24.—Announcement v-'aa made by the local branch of a na tional addins’ machine company that until further notice the company would pur chase a bale of cotton at 10 cents a pound for every machine Hold. The com pany has Bet aside *50,000 for this pur pose. Two hundred bales bought In Ten nessee and Alabama will be stored here. Circuit Court in Session Marlon. September 24.—(Special.)—The fall term of Perry county circuit court is now In session. R. L. Adair of Union town Is foreman of the grand jury. The, civil docket Is very light, the only case attracting attention being that of Robert Allen and Mtb. Allen Hudson, vs. E. D. Shivers for the recovery of 80 acres of land near town and occupied by Mr. Shiv ers as a homestead for a number of years. Odd Fellows Neutral Atlantic City, N. J., September 24. rhe sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fel ows at its session here today declined to adopt a resolution declaring for res toration of peace in Europe. Those op posing the resolution held that foreign Piem|#rs of the order might mlsun ler&tund the proposed action. i VTADOO BROADENS SCOPE OF CAMPAIGN AGAINST HOARDING OF FUNDS BY BANKS (Continued from Pose One! with banks whose funds are being loaned it reasonable rates to meet the legitimate j Jemands of business and for moving the ,'rops. This department would like very much to have your co-operation in its pfforts to remei^ these unsatisfactory ! conditions, and respectfully asks if it J would not be possible for you to secure from all state banks and trust companies j In your state statements which will show J their easli reserves as of a recent date, the rates of interest which they are charging on existing loans, and the rates which they are demanding for new ac commodations, and give this department the benefit of the information disclosed by these reports. It is confidently be lieved that if all banks can be persuaded to use their resources intelligently and considerately and at a reasonable rate □f interest to meet the legitimate de mands in their respective communities, the whole situation can be greatly re lived and business restored to a satisfac tory, if not an entirely normal, basis. Kindly answer.” Reach Climax Washington, D. (\. September 24.—(Spe cial.)—As the climax to their campaign or the establishment of an “agricultural >ystem of banking" and for immediate •elief to the cotton growers of the south. * delegation from the Farmers’ Union of America called on President Wilson to 1fty and solicited his help. Several mem bers of Congress accompanied the plant ers and all advanced the same arguments hat had been presented to the House Hanking and currency committee and. the federal reserve board. At first saying that “the gravity of the situation is manifest,’' the President added that he would like to see the prob lem solved “without committing the gov frnment in principle to any action which would plague it in the future.” “Because the danger of the present sit uation." said the President, “is that un der the pressure of what appears to be necessity, we should make some radical departure from sound economic practice which in tlie future years we should very much regret. We have got to make sac rifices. not to make fundamental mis takes." _ While lie felt bound to guard against impulses when, impulses were so strong, tlie President said he wished his visitors to know liow Blncerely he appreciated the gravity of tlie situation and how entirely willing he was to consider any suggestion of a practicable nature. Various members of Congress from the south will call on the President in the next few days to endeavor to perfect some plan of relief that will meet his views and obtain his expressed approval. Says Money Not Hoarded Montgomery. September 24.—(Spe cial.)—Alex K. Walker, state super intendent of banks, declares that Ala Hama state banks are not hoarding money as claimed by Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo in his sensational charges that practically all the hanks m this and other cotton states are re fusing loans on the crop *novenient fund Superitendent Walker made this statement today when he had read Secretary McAdoo’s scathing criticism if the tendency of national banks in the south. According to Mr. Walker, the only cases in which stHte banks are hoarding funds are where they are located in large cities. “The majority of the state janks,” he claimed, “are maintaining reserves of only something like 15 per cent of the demand deposits, as re luired by the state laws.” By reference to figures on file In tin* office of tlie banking department, it is show’ll that at the present time there is approximately a total of $460, )00 loaned directly iu>on cotton re ceipts in the state, and that a total jf $14.000,OvO of state hank funds is now tied up on planting and marketing loans made to the farmers during the spring months. Superintendent Walker expressed the opinion tiiat all national banks hav ing crop money on deposit should honor calls made upon them by solvent state banks. “In this manner the fanner Jiv ing in a county where ihere is no na tional bank could take ids cotton to a state bank, secure a loan, and the state Institution could then indorse the note and send it on to the nearest national bank which should he required to let them have the money,’’ said Superin tendent Walker. The bank superintendent said that numerous complaints had come to him that the national banks throughout the state were refusing to advance crop fund money to the farmers. HEAVY ARTILLERY CONTINUES TO PLAY IMPORTANT PART IN BATTLE OF THE AISNE (Continued from Pac, Cm) ther westward, the Flench left wing hav ing made tome progress In the direction of Noye. northwest of Noyon. The lat ter place a few days ago was the al lies' extreme left. A detachment hae oc cupied Perronne. still further north. A report from German headquarters, dated September 23, says, however, that the efforts of the French to encircle the German right, have had no result, French Claim Advance The French alvo claim to have made an advance northwest of Berry-au-Bac, which Is about the point where the Ger man line crosses the Aisne, continuing southeast to Brlmont, which has been the center of many vigorous attacks. Along the rest of the line, although there have been flerco engagements In which both sides claim victor)-, the sit uation Is unchanged except that, accord ing to German reports, the German troops have recaptuted Varennes, department of Meuse, which the French took a few days ago. The French account of the battle com pares it with Mukden, in the latter caaa the tide of battle was turned by the ar rival on the Russian right of Nogl's army from Port Arthur, and the Rus sian left also was almost enveloped when General Kuropatkin withdrew the great bulk of his army northward, leaving the rear guard to fall into the hands of the Japanese. The Austrian general staff denied re ports of Russian victories and the de feat of General Dankl’s army. The Austrian forces, the report says, "have been concentrated In a new position for several days, but have waited in vain for any serious Russian attack. From other sources, however, It Is reported that the Russians have sur rounded Przemysl, and are between that fortress and Cracow. It may be some days before another big battle Is fought here, as one Aus trian army Is behind the forts of Przemysl and the other Is making Its way to the remaining fortress of Cra cow, while the Russians are taking the ■mailer towna In Galoia under their wing. Lacks Confirmation A report, which lacks official con firmation, says that General Rennen kampf, who withdrew over the east Prussian frontier when German rein forcements arrived, has received more men and again has taken the offensive ind compelled the Germans to wltli Iraw. It Is considered probable that the fall of Jaroslaw and the Isolation of Przemysl has compelled the Germans to look more closely to the protection of their line from Thorn to Kalicz. which guards Posen, aa the Russians now sre able to release a large number of Come Along With Us Saturday, September 26 And see those Satsuma Orange Trees loaded with the precious fruit—see those grapefruit groves—large ! fine fruits whose flavor create a demand that at present cannot be supplied. Fruit—that is good fruit—comes from Axis, in Mobile County and it is an absolute certainty that these. Satsuma | Orange and Grapefruit Groves are going to make many, i who are keen to the situation, independent. Wake Up! We want you to be among the first served. Do you realize what’s going on? Surely you know of the advantages the Birmingham j district offered the investor 25 years ago and you now see the results—Neighbor! These Satsuma Orange Groves j at Axis will, within five years, pay you a dividend of $20 : for every $1 you invest. Don’t let this golden oppor tunity pass you. Come to my office today and let me show you a proposition that is worthy of your consideration and one S that will bear close investisation. Don’t be deceived, a trip down to Axis with our party Saturday, September 26th, will convince you that this is really the garden spot of the Orange Industry. I We have carefully compiled a very conservative estimate of wliat a 10-acre Satsuma orange or grapefruit grove will yield. These figures are authentic, and are based on the actual production of groves in the Axis territory. 'fen acres at Axis, Alabama, cleared, fenced, planted and cared for for three years will cost $2300.00, $500.00 cash and $50.00 per month for 36 months. At the expiration of the third year the grove will be turned over to you, with an ab- ! * solute guarantee of 100 living trees per acre and in good condition. I Income from 10-acre grove, 100 trees per acre: 4th year 1000 trees will yield $2.00 per tree_$2000.00 i 5th year 1000 trees will yield 3.00 per tree_ 3000.00 6th year 1000 trees will yield 4.00 per tree_ 4000.00 7th year 1000 trees will yield 5.00 per tree_ 5000.00 8th year 1000 trees will yield 6.00 per tree_ 6000.00 ! 9th year 1000 trees will yield 7.00 per tree.... 7000.00 ! I; 10th year 1000 trees will yield 8.00 per tree_ 8000.00 h As to the verification of the above statement, we urge that you write any hanker, j lawyer, pastor, doctor or business man in Mobile, Alabama. An investment at Axis is as safe and sound as government bonds, and better than on- ! dowment life insurance, for the reason it will yield a handsome income after the third year and increase thereafter indefinitely. An income while you live and after death for the dependent ones. See Me Today for Full Particulars S. E. Wilbourne, Agent President Black Belt Land Co. Fourth Floor American Trust Telephone Main 8030 P men for 1 lie Invasion of that part of Germany. The Servian and Montenegrin armies are before Sarajevo, capital of Bos nia, flushed with victory amt prepar ing to take thin latest acquisition of Hie dual monarchy, tile possession of which by Austria has been such a thorn In the side of the southern Slavs. In the, operations hero the Invaders look forward to a hearty welcome from the greater part of the population, who belong to the same race as they do. This war. while in Bosnia and Galaciu, It is uniting races long separated by artificial boundaries, Is also drawing together tile races and sects of all the countries engaged. In Germany the socialists are fight ing In line with their greatest ene mies, the militarists. In Russia revo lutionists are fighting oy returning home to fight for the Emperor. Great Britain is receiving support from all sections of the empire and the Irish and the Welch have now decided to organise an army made up entirely of their nationals irrespective of the men who have Joined Kitchener's armies. French Elated London, September 26.—(3:02 a. m.) The correspondent of the Dally Tele graph in France says: "There is considerable elation in the allies' lines over the capture of five German areoplanes by a French cav alry patrol. Twenty cavalrymen, pen etrating into a thickly wooded coun try, entered a clearing where they found aviators and mechanics over hallnp five Taube aeroplanes. "The patrol made a dash to round up the lot, but met with fierce resist ance and 12 cavalrymen were killed be fore the airmen were beaten. Their aeroplanes never will fly again.” Rake Landscape London, September 2B.—(3:60 a. m.) The Dally News correspondent In France telegraphs as follows: "Nightly the Germans rake the land scape with searchlights and shrapnel while the French and British, working in darkness and mystery, muffle even the headlights of the staff officers' motor cars. "Recently a wireless message from German reinforcements coming through Belgium was Intercepted by the Brit ish. It showed a new German army having become exhausted by long marches and little food, which feared It would be. cut off by the French hur-1 rylng along from the west.” TAX COMMISSION HEARS PROTEST ON SOLVENT CREDITS Montgomery, September 24.—(Special.) The state tax commission today heard the protests of leading public service cor porations of the state against paying as sessments' on solvent credits. The chief contention of the protesting concerns was that solvent credits and intangible prop erty are practically Identical, hence a tax on both would be a double taxation. A#number of leading lawyers of Bir mingham and Montgomery represented the public service corporations at the hearing before the commission, includ ing the following well known attorneys: Hugh Morrow and Thomas W. Martin of Birmingham, Ray Rushton, William Williams and the firm of Steiner, Cruin A Well, of Montgomery. The commis sion postponed its decision, pending the submission of briefs by the corporations. The corporations protesting against the tax did not deny that they own solvent credits, nor did they attack the solvent, credits law. They did contend, however, that the additional assessment, would mean a double taxation, inasmuch us a tax on intangible property was u tax on solvent credits. She Set Her Husband Afire Prom the New York Times. Because her husband had been paying attentions to another woman, Mrs. Marie Cucclni, who lives In Long Island City, poured alcohol over him as he lay asleep yesterday morning and then touched *i match to his night clothes, according to the police, who say that Mrs. Cucclni confessed the crime. Cucclni awoke with flames leaping up around him and ran from the house be fore his wife could stop him. She gave her gLttentlon to extinguishing the fire in the bedclothes, and was burned about the arms. Neighbors who heard Cucclni's screams stopped him in the street and tore the burning clothes from him. An ambu lance was called, and he was taken to the Long Island City hospital, where it was said that his injuries, though pain ful. were not dangerous. Mrs. Cucclni was arrested after the burns on her arms had been treated. She said, according to the police, that she had not meant to cause her husband serious injury, but only to cure him of his affection for the other woman. NO ARRESTS YET IN ALEXANDER CASE Chief Eagan Denies That “Son” Wal ker Is Held in Connection With Murder Chief Martin Kagan denied last night that, the negro, “Son" Walker, at present a prisoner in the city jail, was in any wav connected with the murder of J. W. Alexander, at his store, 906 North (Nineteenth street. Tuesday night about 9 o’clock. The chief further stated that there had been no arrests in the case. As yet there have been no funeral ar rangements announced over the remains of J. W. Alexander. Relatives from Texas are awaited before any announcements are made. Each Person Has Star I From Media nice Magazine. For years the approximate number of stars visible to the eye, a matter of 3000 or 4000, according to the defini tion of average vision, 1ms been known. By most persons, however, and by many scientists, the total'number of stars In the heavens has been considered count less, if not Limitless. The universe is now declared to be finite, yet of a mag nificence of dimensions and of a popu lousness far beyond all earlier concep tions. This assumption is a result of very recent investigations Into the mo tions and distances of the stars. Tho latest students on the subject of the number as well as the light of tho stars have been made at the Royal observatory at Greenwich, Kngland. Tho late Franklin Adams succeeded in mak ing a set of -Ud photographs covering tho entire sky. After counts wore made on these pictures, from which the bright ness of the self-luminous bodies between practically the twelfth and seventeenth magnitudes could be inferred, it was con cluded that they recorded about 56,000,000 stars. From this a formula was deter mined showing the change of number in passing from one magnitude to another. With these figures it was reasoned that the aggregate number of stars is not lesa than 1.000.000,000, probably not more than 2.000. 000.000, and probably approximately 1.000. 000.000, the estimated present popula tion of the earth. In making computa tions it was inferred that there would bn as many stars fainter than magultudn Ji or 24 as there are brighter. ✓