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BACK, ACCORDING 10 THE LATE REPORTS Germans Are Aiming Their Latest Offensive at War saw—Russians Admit Re verses LONG EASTERN FRONT SCENE OF A FIERCE AND BLOODY BATTLE Great Britain Is In Throes of Munitions Campaign. Critics Predict No End to the War London, June 27—(9«B0 p. m. >—The Tit unlituk ngnin are retreating; In (in* Itrla, both north «*ni» nonth of Lent berg, and In Poland the German* hnve launched another attack ngainst U nr mo In the form of h drUe from the north through Prr.aany **. The new blow at the Polinli capital hits been preceded hy it furious artil lery action. The fact is recorded by the Russian* themselves, but it Is to*' early to say whether it means a se rious offensive, tlie first clash hn\iu* developed a bayonet encounter, the rc atilt of which neither side records. Beilin and Vienna do not make ref erence to the conflict in this region, con fining their statements to the Galician situation, where victories are claimed in various sectors, from the Bessarabian frontier to Rawa Ruska, north of Lem berg. What is more important, the Germans claim that the Teutonic forces hu\e crossed the Dniester northwest of Halicz and have driven the Russians some miles into tin- hills. Not since the war began has the En glish public been ho convinced that it will he a long one. Those who took this view months ago were called pessl mists, hut now It is generally admitted that the Russian armies must fight for months to come under tremendous dis advantages, and that in the meantime the much-heralded big general move ment on the western front must be In - definitely postponed, while the entente powers thoroughly reorganize their methods. While the campaign for munitions in Great Britain is at its height it must he assumed that Germany is straining every fibre to the same end and calling into play her inventive skill so as to lucraese the readly madianisma of war to offset the inevitable and terrible drain on her men. The present concensus of opinion among military writers in London is that Germany intends further to pi ess hei easiern victories with another bat tering ram stn ke toward Warsaw in an endeavor to seize that city and the whole line of the Vistula. The line of offensive now directed from the Prsasnysz region is along the valleys of the Omulew and Orzye, tiib utaries of the river Narew, which Hoes across north Poland and joins the bend of the Vistula above Warsaw. THE SUCCESSFUL JOB GETTER AND “.JOB-HOLDER" is the man thu» has had the poison of alcohol stored up" in his system eliminated, a loathing for liquor created and the diseased con dition overcome by taking the Neal Treatment for three to seven days at fTo- Neal Institute. Birmingham, Ala. \enl Institute in <10 Other t itles ■ , ■ STUDIO OF MEMORIAL ART Designers A llnllders of lllgh-ClHss MONUMENTS Suite r.:t« Humn-Mnri lllilg. lllriniiighnni, Ain. I STILL UNDER GW Quiet Yesterday in Atlanta. Slaton Will Ask Rioters Be Not Prosecuted Atlanta. June 27.—No untoward incident occurred today at the suburban home of former Gov. John M. Slaton, and, so far as the authorities could learn, there were no further rumors of attempts at vio lence by those opposed to the commuta tion of the death sentence of Reo ?4. Fiank. The military guard was main tained. however, and there was no inti mation when it would he withdrawn. The former governor said tonight he expected to request the Fulton county authorities tomorrow not to prosecute the 2t* men arrested at his home early warur day morning and held in the county jail, lie said no good could come from prose cution and added that the men probably were misguided by other persons who had not been apprehended. Few of the prisoners have offered ex planations of their presence near the Sla ton estate. Some said they had been fish ing in a nearby stream, while one as serted he had set out to purchase cattle in the neighborhood when the militiamen stopped his automobile and arrested him self and chauffeur. With five exceptions, the men gave their residences as Atlanta. They are: C. <\ Voyles, T. R. Voyles. T. M. York, Aaron Keith, A. E. Rudisall. B. C. Peppers. E. E. Barrows, Herbert Jaffa res, C. E. Webb. D. F. Meadows. Jess Smith. R. R. Mitch ell, (Maude Williams, Walter Fleischer. H. H. Gibson, A. F. Ree. E. G. Smith. E Hahlman, T. R. Bagwell. George regie, and D. R. Miller. The men from other places are: R. R Andrews, Chattahoo < lice, Ga.; .1, W. Wynn and W. A. Rags dale. East Point, Ga.: T. R. Benton. Ma rietta. Ga . and James Sturgus. Bolton. Ga. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY ARCHDUKE FRANCIS WAS ASSASSINATED; ACT BROUGHT ON WAR (Continued from Pnice On»| French frontier. This was refused and two days later Great Britain dis patched to Germany an ultimatum de manding that the neutrality of B< 1 glum he maintained. The ultimatum rejected, German forces attacked Liege. On the same day President Wil son issued a proclamation of neutral ity. The following day saw the declar ation by Great Britain of a state of war with Germany and two days later tin Germans entered Liege as the French invaded southern Alsace. These events were quickly followed by an affirmation on the part of Italy foi her neutrality, by an Austrian in vasion of Servia and by the sending by Japan of an ultimatum to Germany. This had to do with the German pos session of Kiauchau of which Tsing tau was the port. By August 17 the first British ex peditionary force had completed its landing In France and on that dav there began also a fierce battle on th< .Tadar between the Austrian and Servian troops. Victory was with the Si rvian arms after five days of fight ing and the Austrians were routed. In the meanwhile the hat tie of Lor raine had opened and the German troop had entered Brussels, the Bel gian capital. A few «lays later. August 23, the victorious Germans entered Namur and I egan an attack on Mons. defended principally by the first British expe ditionary force. The next day the Biitish troops began a retreat from their position and from then on un t i' September 12 the German troops I Prove through France under the lea.i • i ship of General Von Gluck. Zeppe lins bombarded Antwerp; the French cere forced to evacuate Muelhausui: the Germans took and swept ov» r Longwy and reached Senlis, 30 miles from Paris, where the columns swung ic the eastward. The French govern ment fled to Bordeaux. In tlie meanwhile German and Aus trian troops had met the Russians. A \ictory at Krasnik was announced by the Austrian government on August 23, while on August 2D the German army tinder General Von Hindenburg defeated another Russian force in a battle at Tannenburg, which lasltii three days. Louvain was burned by tlu- Germans on the same day that tin Japanese blockade of Tslngtau was begun. The blockade was maintained riore than two months before Tsing tau surrendered. Two days after the French govern ment moved to Bordeaux the ha<tle of the Marne was begun, a few hours before Russian troops succeeded in oc cupying Lemberg, the capital of Ga licia. GERMANS DEFEATED IN BATTLE OF THE MARNE Before the French and British troops, tin Germans in Franco were forced te letreat as far as the Aisne. Events of DICKENS’ WORKS II FREE LIBRARY COUPON j|| B ^ Imported Six Volume Set t -ii Introductory Distribution by 1 The Age-Herald |H H I Great Authors Library DIRECTIONS FOR FIGHTING INSECTS II _. AND FUNGUS DISEASES OF PLANTS SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT By MRS. SIDNEY M. IJLLMAN y So many requests have been made for directions for fighting diseases of plants, the following article, which so completely covers the ground, has been contributed to the social service department by Mr. George G. Weathersbee, supervisor of home and school gardens. It has been advised that all school chil dren, teachers and home gardeners clip ! the article and keep it on file for future , use. Department of home and school gard ening. Directions for fighting insects and fungous diseases of plants: There are three distinct classes of pests tnat injure growing plants. There is a specific remedy for each class of pests, which, if applied in time, will prevent se rious damage. The main secret of suc cess in combating insect pests and plant diseases is to apply the remedial measure at the proper time. GLASSES OF PESTS. The different kinds of plant pests are as follows: First, those inserts which eat the leaves and stems of plants. They are known as the chewing or biting insects. Second, those insects, such as plant lice, aphides, scales, etc., which duck the juices from the stems and leaves of plants. Third, diseases of plants known as fun gous diseases, caused by microscopic plants called fungi, mildew, wilt and va rious forms of rot are examples of fun gous diseases. SPRAYING. Spraying Is the most satisfactory meth od of destroying insects and fungous dis eases. The mixture to be sprayed should be mixed thoroughly and applied to the leaves and stems of plants In the form of a very fine mist-like spray. The mixture should be strained through a cloth before putting it into a spray pump. For small gaidens a satisfactory spray pump can be bought at the seed stores for 60 cents. Certain remedies can be advantageously applied in the dry or powdered form, in which case they should be dusted evenly over the leaves and stems. DEFINITION OF TERMS. A remedy which is used to destroy the chewing insects is known as a poisonous insecticide, and its active principle is a stomach poison such as Paris green or ar senate of lead. A remedy for destroying the sucking insects is known as a con tact insecticide, and destroys the insects by actual caustic contact with their bodies The active principles of contact in secticides are such materials as kerosene, tobacco dust. soap. etc. Fungous dis eases are treated with remedies known as fungicides, the active principles of which are such materials as copper sulphate (bluestone), formalin, etc. FORMULAS OF REMEDIES. The following are some mixtures that have proven valuable in the treatement of plant disease* and insect pests: Formula 1—Bordeau mixture (a fungi cide): Copper sulphate (bluestone), 4 pounds; lump lime, 5 pounds; water, 50 gallons. Dissolve the bluestone In water in an. earthen or wooden vessel. Do no use a metal vessel, as the bluestone has strong caustic action with metal. Slake the lime in a tub or half barrel, adding the water graually so as to slake thoroughly. When the lime is slaked dilute both bluestone jand lime to 25 gallons each. The two are I >••■••■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••, '.ow poured into a barrel together and horoughly mixed. Strain the mixture while pouring Into the spray pump. The nixture is now ready for spraying on the ’oliage of diseased plants. Any desired piantity of the above mixture may be prepared If the proper proportions are pre lerved. Formula 2—A combined Insecticide and ungiclde known as poisoned bordeaux nixture: Paris green, U pound; lump lime, 1 i pounds; water. 50 gallons. Prepare as for Formula 1; then make 1 i thin paste of the Paris green with water ind add to the solution and mix well. Formula 3—Paris green: Wet (poisonous nseetioide): Paris green, 4 to 5 ounces; quicklime, 4 pounds; water, 50 gallons. Slake the lime in a small quantity of water, sprinkling In the Paris green grad jally; then add the balance of the water. Formula 4—Paris green: Dry (poisonous nsecticide): Paris green, 1 ounce; flour >r lime, 1 pound Mix thoroughly and dust lightly on the eaves of plants when the dew is on the ea ves. Formula 5. Kerosene Emulsion (ccn iHot insecticide for lice, scales, etc.): Hard soap, shaved fine, half pound; wa ter, one gallon; kerosene oil, 2 gallons. Dissolve the soap in boiling water; remove from fire 10 minutes, during which time it should change to a creamy white mass. Keep this as a stock solu tion, using one part to eight parts of water for plant lice. For scale Insects, use one part of stock solution to four parts of water. The stronger solution should be applied only when the trees are in dormant condition. Formula tt. Sulpho-Tobacco Soap (contact insecticide for lice, scales, etc.): Dissolve a three-ounce cake of Hulpho Tobacco soap (can be bought ready pre pared at seed stores) in 1*£ gallons of hot water. When cool, apply the solution as a wash or spray to the leaves of af fected plants. Formula 7. Dead Arsenate. Paste (poisonous insecticide): Mix thorough ly two even teaspoonfuls of the parte with one gallon of water and spray on plants infested with chewing insects. I'se from two to three pounds to 50 gallons of water. Lead arsenate in the ilry powdered form may be dusted pure on most plants. Spray Calendar for Vegetables—The following calendar is designed to fur nish the amateur gardener with somo concise information regarding the use of plant pest remedies. Beans—Striped Beetle: Spray with formula 2 as soon as plants are up. Re peat applications every 10 da> s until blossoms appear. Cabbage, Collards, Cauliflower—Cab bage Worms: Dust with Paris green mixture, as per formula 3: while the dew is on the plants. Aphis (lice)—Spray with formula 5, using one gallon of stock solution to eight gallons of water. Formula 6 will serve the purpose also. Harlequin Bug Sow an occasional row of radishes or kale as a catch crop. When the bugs collect on the catch crop, spray with pure kerosene. Eggplant—Potato Beetle: See pota toes. Melons, Squash, Cucumbers—Blight: Spray with formula 2 when vines be gin to run. Repeat application about once every two weeks until crop is inatu re. Aphis (lice)—Spray with formula 5 as soon as lice appear, using one gal lon of stock solution to eight gallon* of water. If the plants are very badly Infested, destroy them, in order to pre sent the multiplication of the insects. formula 6 may also be used. f Striped Beetle—Spray with formula : as soon as the plants are up. Re- fr •cat every seven days until the plants ire well established. Potato—Blight: Spray with formula just before the blooming period. Re- 2 )eat application two weeks later. j Potato Beetle—Spray with f’arls 1 ffreen, using formular 2, Paris green I lry (formula IV) or lead arsenate paste j formula 5); all three being equally I 'fflcacious remedies. Tomatoes—Potato Beetle: Treatment 1 lame as for potatoes *\ Tomato Worm—Spray with formula L ! as- soon as worms appear. F Blight—Spray with formula 1 just be ore plants begin to bloom, and again ifter fruit is formed. Wilt Is a destructive disease of to naloes, which cannot be remedied by 1 •praying. Be careful not to plant seed ( >r plants in soil where plants were In- f 'ected with wilt the pervious year. Burn ill infected plants. The addition of line to the soil at the rate of 1)00 pounds per acre will often help to eradicate the disease. Cutworms—Early vegetables, trans planted plants, etc., are often badly njured by cutworms. Deep plowing dur ng the fall and winter is an Important actor in the eradication of cutworms, i \ piece of stout paper wrapped around ] he stem of a plant to be transplanted, 1 jo that the paper extends one inch be- ] ow the surface of the Boil and up to ( the bottom leaves when the plant is ( >et out will prevent the worms front ( tilting the plants. One ounce of Paris ] ?reen mixed with one pound o? meal or 1 Dran and made Into a paste with water ] Mid scattered on the soil around plants ] will kill cutworms. It is a good plan ( :o put the polsined bran on the s<*i► 1 • fcfore seed or plants are planted, in . jrdcr to kill the cutworms before they 1 pave a chance to do any damage. DISEASES AN DIN SECT ENEMIES OF FLOWERS. The most common insect enemies pf flowers and ornamental foliage plants’ are scales and plant lice or aphides. These may be controlled by spraying the plants with formula ft. After the insects have been killed, wash lhe plants off well with clear water. In case of root aphides or lice, dig down around the base of the stem and pour tobacco water around the roots. The tobacco water Is made by placing 1 a large handful of tobacco stems in a gallon of warm water and letting it stand for 24 hours. Then dilute the mix ture to tiie color of weak tea and use ns directed. For red spider, present on | the under side of the leaves, syringe the plants with considerable force with wa ter. washing the spiders and webs off. Mildew of roses and other flowering plants may he checked by spraying with formula 6, using one part of stock so lution to eight parts of water. Dilute Bordeaux mixture, made of two pounds of copper sulphate (blue stone), four pounds of lump lime, and 50 gallons of water, mixed as recommended for for mula 1, is an effective remedy for most fungous disuses of flowers. SPECIAL COMMERCIAL MIXTURES. Pyrox, a combined insecticide and fungicide; Rug Death, an Inceatlctde. and prepared Bordeaux mixture, are valuable specially prepared remedies that may he bought at the seed stores. Explicit directions regarding the prep aration and use of the remedies are printed on the containers. GEORGE G. WEATHERSBEE. Supervisor of Home and School Garden ing. the next few clays included the bom 1 ardment of Rheims hy the Germans and the sinking by a German submar ine of the British cruisers, Aboukir. C’cssy and Hogue. On the same day the Russian troops attacked I’rzemysl and took .laroslav. British troops from India were landed from transports at Marseilles • n September 2K and were immediately dispatched to the northward. Before their arrival at their destination the Germans had inaugurated a siege of Antwerp, which resulted in the Bel gian government moving from that city to Ostend. Two days later the bombardment of Antwerp began. The Belgian government remained at Os tend for about a week and then moved to Havre, France. Forty-eight hours later the Germans captured Ostend. Mi anwhile the allied troops occupied Ypres, and a desperate battle had be gun on the Vistula river. German as saults upon the allied lines between ypres and Nleuport continued for a week and then weakened. The Germans operating in Russia meantime had been defeated after «i 10 days battle before Warsaw. In Africa revolt and mutiny broke out. These disorders were headed by the Boer leader. General de Wet, Gcn • ral Beyers, Colonel Maiitz and oth ers. Colonel Maritz was driven from Cape Colony. General Beyers was killed at Vaal river, and General de Wot was captured after he had been in the field for more than a month. Native troops In the African provinces belonging 10 Germany, Great Britain and Fra* ce were lined up on the borders of the respective provinces. Fighting was gen eral. During the latter part of October the British dreadnaught Audacious was sunk off the Irish coast, the Russians successfully attacked Lodz and Radom. • hiving out the invading Germans i Turkey joined the war at that juncture i by naval operations In the Black sea. Odessa was attacked. November opened with a German naval victory over a British Meet off the coast of Chile and the Turkish war ships bombarded Sebastapol. Two days later German warships ventured from their anchorage behind the naval base at Heligoland and bombarded the Brit ish roast in the vicinity of Yarmouth. On November 5 Great Britain and i ranee declared war on Turkey and the forts guarding the entrance to the Dardanelles were bombarded by a fleet of allied English and French warships. On the north the Russians reoccupied .iaioslav after several days of fero cious fighting. German cruisers which had been sta tioned in foreign waters al the opening of the war had by that time given a good account of themselves. The Emden operating in the Indian ocean and ad jacent waters overtook and sunk in *re than a score of mercantile ships be longing to the nations allied against German} before she was finally run down and destroyed off Cocos Island. In the Atlantic the Karlsruhe and a num ber of auxiliary cruisers performed similar duties. They too sent to the bot tom more than a score of ships. BATTLE OF FLANDERS BEGINS IN THE WEST - On land the armies of the belligerents settled dow'n to hold their positions tor the winter months. Activities from No vember 11, w hen the German forces cap tured Dlxmude, resulted in Russian de feats at Vlotslavek, Lopno and Kutno. The battle in Flanders progressed at Intervals, vigorous actions taking place and thousands of men on both sides being killed or wounded. Intrenched for the winter, the armies contented them selves principally with holding the positions they had gained. In the Servian-Austrlan campaign there was considerable activity during the early winter months. The Austrians occupied Belgrade, the Servan capital, on De cember 2, and retained It until Decem ber 15, when, after the Servians had captured large forces of Austrians, tr.‘ y wore driven hack into their own ter ritory. In East Prussia during the wint* r there was severe fighting, resulting in the 1088 of many men, dead, woumled and captured. The German armies oper ating in East Prussia held off and dis patched a Russian army of vast pio portions, finally driving it back well into its own territory. tin the sea. a British squadron sig nall.\ defeated the German squadron which was victorious off Chile. This en gagement took place off the Falkland Islands. German cruisers bombarded Hai ti* pool and Scarborough, and tilt German armored brusies Bluecher was sunk in the North sea by a section of the British fleet operating there. Ger man submarines became especially ac tive during the winter months, sink ing many warships and merchantment. March opened with an announceni. nt of British reprisal measures against the Germans for tiie submarine warfare and tin* development of battle in France. British troops in France again tie cam.■ active, making a notable advance at Neuve Ohapelle. By tiie end of March the Russian troops had penetrated Jhe Dukla pass and entered Hungary. April saw the beginning of violent assaults upon tiie German lines by Hie French east **r Verdun and the Meuse. Tne French stormed the German position 1 at Les Epargets and about tiie same time It was officially announced that tha total of British casualties to that daft wei'" 139,347. By the middle of April the Russians had penetrated Hungarv to a point 20 miles over the border, and the Germans had begun a successful as sault upon the allied lines near Ypies. For several weeks the armies struggled back and forth losing thousands of men. gaining ground one day and being forced to evacuate their positions the next. In Galicia during the first throe days of May the German-Austrian forces broke through the Russian lines and forced a retreat. Fifty thousand [prisoners, it was recited, were taken Around Ypres the British forces lost ground and were finally forced to evac uate an especially strong position they had gained at an elevation designated as Hill No. 60. Almost simultaneously the Russians began a retreat from the [Carpathian passes and while this was in progress the Cunard liner Lusitania, [bound from New York to Liverpool, v as sent to the bottom by a torpedo fired b.\ a German submarine. Approximate-v 1200 lives were lost in the disaster. The loss of Americans in the Lusi tania ami other vessels which were vic tims of Germany's submarine warfare resulted In President Wilson protesting against a continuance of such tactics. On May 23, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary after having de nounced early in the month the triple alliance treaty. The declaration of war was quickly folowed by raids upon the Italian coast cities by Austrian areo planes. The Italian army struck across the border into Austria with Triest and Trent as objectives. Luring all this time the allied war ships in tiie Dardanelles had been keep ing up practically a continuous bom bardment of the shore forts. Numerous warships of different types were sunk. Transports were hurried to the scene and troops were landed. On Juno 3 the Austro-German forces reoccupied Frzemysl. Luring June tiie Servians inaugurated a campaign to secure a seaport on ihe Adriatic. Troops were sent across the border into Albania, with the seaport Of Lurazzo as an objective. : J :„,V , , v . -it:;. ./ Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTORI A THE FINANCIAL SITUATION New York, June 27.—Financing of tlu war. adjustment of the disordered facilities of the world's commerce and provision for America's capital re quirements are presenting their claims w<th increasing urgency to the direct ing authorities of this Country’s swell ing resources. The huge volume of the nation’s bank surplus for the last 'naif ■f this year. Additional large orders i«<r steel rounds were placed at Pitts burg and car builders bought 25,000 tons of bars, plates, shapes and axles at Chicago. Gas and oil companies placed orders for 85 miles of wrought line pipe for southern and western shipment. Billets, tool steel and shaft ing were advanced in price. ll is indicated that the United States “Ueel corporation took orders recently 31 the rate of 48,000 tons a day, while Shipments were approximately 58,000 Lons a day. ■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•••••••••••••a SWEDISH WOMEN ADVOCATE PEACE London, June 27.—(10:05 p. m.)—Women's meetings, held in Stockholm find through out Sweden today, unanimously adopted the peace resolutions adopted at the recent International Congress of Women at the Hague, according to Reuter’s Stockholm correspondent. Similar meetings were held in Norway and Denmark. NJ-* There’s Health and Strength In Every Package Sturdy bodies and alert minds can be built only en food that contains all of the necessary body-building elements in easily digestible form, Grape-Nuts FOOD contains all the nutrition of Nature’s richest grains, wheat and barley, including those vital mineral salts found in the outer coat. These salts, iron, lime, phosphorus, etc., are absolutely necessary to health, but are discarded in making white flour and most prepared foods. Grape-Nuts reaches you all ready to serve—convenient, nourishing and delicious. “There’s a Reason” —sold by Grocers everywhere. ■ ■ . i * THE WEATHER 1 Weather Forecast Washington, June 27.—Forecast for Ala ama and Mississippi: Showers Monday nd Tuesday. Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee: howers Monday: Tuesday fair. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m., June r, 1915: lighest temperature . 73 /owest temperature . 67 lean temperature . 70 formal temperature . 79 deficiency in temperature since Jan uary 1 318 tainfall . 1.08 'otal rainfall since Jan. 1.22.63 eflciency in rainfall since Jan. 1 — 3.38 elative humidity: 7 a. m., 95; 2 p. m.. 95; 7 p. m., 93. Weather Conditions Summary of observations made at the ’nited States weather bureau stations luring the 24 hours ending at 8 p. m., eventy-flfth meridian time, June 26, 1915: Temperature ! T~j~IFj?! Station* and ry> o* g $ • ® Weather >1 i p. m, V “ S ”* i* o'®. ^ r* B 3 i | 3 ; ‘ Atlanta, rain .~ 74 82 ~ 70 .32 Mrmlngham, cloudy ..73 73 67 1.08 loston, part cloudy_ 64 72 . Buffalo, clear . 72 76 ’algary, part cloudy... fit) 64 . Charleston, pt. cldy_ 80 84 . 'hlcago, clear . 72 74 . )enver, cloudy . 76 8ft . ■)es Moines, pt. cldy..., 78 86 . )uluth. cloudy . 68 74 . 48 •fort Worth, clear _ 84 94 76 lalveston, clear . 84 88 82 ... latteras, pt. cloudy ..76 82 . acksonville, cloudy ..80 9ft ... Cansas City, clear _ 73 78 ,, ,,, Cnoxville. cloudy . 74 84 •• ... .ouisville, cloudy _ 76 84 ., Memphis, cloudy . 8ft 82 .. .16 Minneapolis, cloudy_ 72 76 . Mobile, part cloudy_ 76 84 74 .54 Montgomery, cloudy ..7ft 82 7ft .64 "Jashville, rain ........ 70 82 .38 ■Jew Orleans, clear.... 88 92 78 <Jew York, rain . 58 76 .. .30 Oklahoma, pt. cloudy ..78 82 .. .24 3hoenix, clear . 10ft 102 . ?lttsburg, cloudy _ 76 8ft . Raleigh, cloudy . SO 9ft . tan Antonio, clear _ 94 98 76 tan Francisco, clear_ 60 66 . Shreveport, pt. cldy_ 74 94 .. .04 Spokane, cloudy . 66 68 . Louis, rain . 72 78 .. .54 rampa, cloudy . 84 92 . Poledo, clear . 6S 76 . Vicksburg, rain . 70 88 .. .76 Washington, pt. cldy.. 72 82 . Winnipeg, pt. cldy. 76 60 . NEWS OF ENSLEY The merchants of Ensley will meet this afternoon In the inferior court® room for the purpose of forming a merchants' association. Practically all Lhe merchants of the city are behind the movement, which has for its pur pose the, general Interests of the mer chant as well as to aid llie advance ment of the city, L. G. Smith of the Smith Hardware company will act as temporary chairman and committees will be appointed to nominate penna nt nt officers and to draft the by-laws and constitution to govern the body. The annual Fourth of July celebra tion will be discussed and plans foi’ the entertainment outlined. A large at tendance is expected at the meeting, which will e called to order at 2 o’clock. Funeral services of Mrs. Amanda Perkins, who died Friday morning, were held yesterday afternoon at the Baptist church. ltev. A. K. Wright ifficiated and paid a beautiful tribute to tiie Christian life of the deceased. There were many floral offerings. The Interment was made at Pratt City cemetery. A husband. R. 1». Perkin and two small children mourn her loss. Elizabeth Dixon, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Frank Dixon, of 3514 Avenue C, Wylam, djed yes terday morning at 11 o’clock. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the family residence at 3:30 o’clock, interment at Oakland. Mrs. Lydia Kuhn of Ensley died yes terday at Tuscaloosa while on a visit to relatives. The remains were brought BESSEMER NEWS I Bessemer, June 27.—(Special -Hans and blue prints of the new depot to be ^ erected by the Alabama Great Souther! railroad in Bessemer have been received and are at the Bessemer Board of Trade rooms, where they can be seen. The plans call for the erection of a modern depot in every respect, the building to occupy the site of the present structure. The depot will be 140 feet in length and HO feet in width and the first room will be devoted to baggage, the second as a col ored waiting room and the third the ticket and general offices. The main waiting room will be in the center and will be 31x36 feet. Next will be the ladies rest room, which will be thoroughly mod-, ern and up-to-date in every respect. In all probability work on the new depot will begin within the next 30 days. Nathaniel Brown, a negro man. was arrested this morning at No. 2 camp at Sloss mines by Detectives Steele and, Goodwyn on a charge of assault wdth in tent to kill. The man is alleged to have been drinking and attempted to kill his two children, one about 7 and the other about 6 years of age. Both boys were & shot ip the back with a shotgun. Monday and Tuesday the Bessemer c??y court will be taken up with the bearing of nonjury criminal and nonjury civil ♦ cases, a large number having been set for this time. Court will adjourn Wed nesday for the summer and will not re sum? session until the first Monday in October. A play, "Leave It to Polly," will b* presented at the Lipscomb Methodist 4 church Monday evening, July 19. The cast of characters will be composed of members of the senior class of the Sun day school. Before a crowd of 400 fans, tne Resse- * mer Soil Pipe company baseball team de feated the team from the United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry company yesterday afternoon by a score of 4 to 3. Michael Gerst left today for Cambridge, O., where he will be married Wednes- , day to Miss Elizabeth Collins of that place. Mr. Gerst has lived in Bessemer many years and is well and favorably known in this city. After a short wed ding trip Mr. and Mi's. Gerst will arrive* in Bessemer and will be at home with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Maddox and family. The following officers were Installed at 04 Dolomite lodge No. 452. Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; J. R. Wilson, worship ful master; Dr. P. E. Gwin. senior war den; Mr. Purser, junior warden: M. F. Sides, treasurer; L. A. Reever, secretary; H W. R. Wilson, senior deacon; Joe Reed. * junior deacon; Claude Vowell, tyler; W. J. T^aw'renoe and O. L Gugler, stewards; j W. F. Chappell, chaplain; C. L. Dabbs, j marshal. LETTER TO BUELOW IS NONPOLITICAL Rome, June 2tf.—(12:15 p. m.; via Pftfis. June 27, 9:45 p. m.) — In a it ply to a report from Germany that Pope Benedict-has sent a cordial letter to Prince Von Buelow praising his work during his diplomatic mission 10 Rome, the Corrlere DTtalia says: “Prince Von Buelow. before leaving Rome, wrote to the pontiff, of whom lie is a personal friend. Pope Benedict replied, expressing sentiments of cour- y tesy and friendship, but making no political judgments or appreciations.’* to Ensley for interment tills afternoon at Oakland. She is survived by her husband, .T. H. Kuhn, and several chil dren. At the annual encampment of the division of Alabama and Tennessee. * Sons of Veterans. United States of America, held Yecently at Chattanooga, T. A. Miller of the Sheldon laundry was elected division commander, the highest office of the body. The sons of federal veterans will hold a na tional encampment at Washington in the early fall and Mr. Miller will rep resent his division on that occasion. A “get-together’’ social session of Pratt City aerie No. 972, Fraternal Order of Eagles, will he held at their hall on Tuesday night, Junej 29. The affair is for members only an<$ all will hi* requested to present their official M receipt before being admitted. The committee on arrangements—C. Gran ger. Hugh O’Brien and Will Monjot— report everything ready for the occa sion, and a big time is anticipated. Ed Henkins, negro, cut and seriously injured Jerry Jones, negro, yesterday at Pratt City. The men had a quarrel over u woman. Jones succeeded in making his escape, and lias not yet hfen captured.