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Serum from the blood of a 13-year
old boy, Julian Morris of Sudlers
ville, Maryland, protects two Unit
ed States government scientists,
Dr. R. E. Dyem and Dr. L. F. Badg
er. as they search for a cure for
typhus, using guinea pigs for the
Young Morris, who was ill for
about two weeks with genuine ty
phus. a disease which thus far has
baffled science, came to Washinj
ton and gave a half pint of his biood
for Injection In either of the expe
rimenters in case of laboratory ac
Dr. George W. McCoy, director of
the laboratory of the National In
stitute of Health, a branch of the
public health service, said the dan
ger was very real. There have been
many cases of infection and several
deaths from laboratory experimen
tation in typhus, he said.
Young Morris’ blood is also be
ing used in experiments on pro
tection from typhus. Dr. McCoy
estimated that, if properly kept, it
would retain some of its protective
value for about a year.
Weather conditions have changed
little throughout the country since
last report except where weather
became more unsettled in the west
Gulf states. Light to moderate rains
continued in New Mexico and ex
treme western Texas, and scattered
showeis occurred in eastern Texas
-Mia Louisiana, also In the north
' western states within the last 24
hours. Temperatures still continue
unseasonably hlght throughout the
eastern half of the country.
First figures, lowest temperature
last night; second, highest yester
day; third, wind velocity at 8 a. m.;
fourth, precipitation in last 24
Abilene . 74 98 .. .00
Amarillo . 68 80 .. 226
Atlanta . 70 96 .. .02
Austin . 74 96 .. .00
Boise . 72 96 .. .00
Boston . 64 72 .. .00
BROWNSVILLE ... 76 92 .. .00
Calgary .4... 54.00
Chicago . 74 88 .. .00
Cleveland . 72 84 .. .00
Corpus Christl. 78 90 .. .00
Dallas . 80 98 .. .00
Oel Rio . 76 96 .. .00
Denver . 64 92 .. .00
Dodge City . 66 68 .. .01
El Paso . 64 82 .. .02
Port Smith . 80 104 .. .00
Helena .. 64 94 14 .00
Houston . 78 96 .. .00
Hurion . 66 98 .. .04
Jacksonville . 76 92 .. .00
Kansas City . 80 104 10 .09
Louisville . 76 102 .. .00
Memphis . 78 104 10 .00
Miami . 78 88 .. .09
New Orleans ....... 76 88 .. .00
North Platte . 70 94 .. .00
Oklahoma City .... 76 100 .. .00
Palestine . 76 96 ., .00
Pensacola . 76 84 .. .20
Phoenix . 70 82 .. .22
Port Arthur. 76 92 .. .00
Roswell . 66 80 .. .14
St. Louis . 82 104 .. .00
8t. Paul . 66 94 .. .00
Salt Lake City. 68 86 .. .00
San Antonio . 76 96 .. .00
Santa Fe . 56 70 .. .06
. her id an . 60 90 .. .02
Shreveport . 76 100 .. .16
Vicksburg . 72 94 .. .00
Washington . 76 100 .. .00
Whilst on . 56 88 .. .09
1 Wilmington . 76 90 .. .00
Seen About
t . Main street seems quiet this
morning_very few pedestrians
ound_we wonder why-looks
'f rain is coming... .perhaps
has something to do with
Francisco Arocena.well
«n old time resident... .comes
break the monotony of things..
he was reading a newspaper in
ont of Ernesto Knosel’s curio
ore ...says that only two kinds
f persons live in peace in Mata
ioros....the deaf and the blind..
.asking an explanation.he
ays that the deaf can sleep in
dhtace' because they cannot hear
the radios Hhat seem to be going
on full blast all the time....and
the blind because they do not have
to worry to death looking at
figures of taxes assessed against
their properties_and walking
down the street we find....Josb
Ramos Chapa —electrician... on
the job—installing conduit and
— miring in the Chamber of Com
merce building.Chapa looks
ckay... and feels the same....he
says, and there goes.Pedro
Sgenz Gonzalez .. long time secret
ary to the city commission.
evidently in a hurry ...for he is
bound for the Palacio Municipal
_friends say he knows the re
cords of the city better than
any one else....for he is handling
records all the time... seems It Is
a kind of hobby with him—and
h*re comes Aurellano Rivera ...
Fpecial Investigator_wearing a
tray summer *<iL-says he will
rnl.v be special investigator ’til the
* twelfth.... when Ramon Argue
lies takes over the pas* he will
return to the city commission then
b*» says....and here comes Toma
rita Garcia ... from Brownsville..
• ..wearing a neat summer dr-ss..
.. bobbed Jet black hair... and
*o.1os negros'_she looks fine_
and she is smiling... . greeting
friends ...and slowly walking to
wards the Plaza — reminds us of
the 'senoritas'. ...of the interior of
. Mexico-and taking a last drive
— down the street we notice that
‘ the new orders Issued by the
Mexican Government to customs
men have been carried out_the
customs inspectors do not wear
runs any more....the new nearure
vas taken so as not to frighten
tourists — so people say — any
way people are commenting fav
orably about the new measure.
OAKLAND. Calif.. Aug 9.—1*>—
Phillip Shepheard Teller. 69. weal
r thy retired importer, and for three
years member of the United States
shipping board, died yesterday at
NEA Service Writer
NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—Death
need knock out once more at the
musty door of Manhattan's most
famous mystery house, and then
the iron will of old John Wendel.
which ruled his kin even beyond
the grave, will be forever broken.
Even now his futile, stubborn
dreams of establishing in the
greatest city of a modern world a
family empire more feudal than
any mediaeval clan and as clois
tered as a pious monastry have
been shattered by the gradual wip
ing out of his line. Only a few
days ago the last, but one, died,
She was Mrs. Rebecca Wendel
And so the hundred and fifty
million dollar world of great build
ings and valuable properties, in
which the eccentric John caused
six of his sisters to become even
as the enchanted princesses of the
old myths, is tottering.
However it may fall, this tre
mendous fortune must b* scatter
ed among those alien folk against
whom “the old man of the tribe"
had barricaded his walls.
What Will Become of Fortune?
And so it is that a new mystery
rises upon an old one—a mystery
to which all New York would like
to know the answer—
It is simply this: what is to be
come of the vast Wendel estates
which scatter throughout the city
and have their headquarters in
the eerie. Poe-like gloom of the
historic Wendel mansion on Fifth
These holdings, greater in value
than almost any other in this na
tion held by a single family, now
are in the hands of 80-year-old
Ella Wendel, whose old eyes know
little or nothing of the amazing
world that rushes by just outside
the shuttered windows that look
out upon Fifth Avenue, fabulous
1 fashion artery of a nation.
At 30, the span of most humans
| is run. And even as Rebecca—
the one sister who rebelled against
| imprisonment against life and love
I —passed suddenly on, so Miss Ella
| may expect one day a rap upon the
door which cannot be ? twered by
the invariable, "No one is a*
So she must be bu.~ying herself
new with lawyers and wil’s and
such things as she had always left
to the supremely efficient Mrs
Swope. What will she do? How
will those dozens of great build
ing and vast estates be distribut
May Revert to State
If she were to make no will; if
she were to overlook distant rela
tives and acquaintances, this Croe
sus-like realm would revert t*> the
State. WTiich, of course, would be
the final irony, insofar as John
Wandels dream is concerned.
And if she does make a will, the
great fortune will pass outside the
immediate clan to those who have
brought new blood Into the line
through ma-rfage. Again John
Wenders strange family empire
will fall!
Meantime, realtors and folk In
terested in the transformation of
Manhattan watch and wait an:
wonder. Is it possible, they ask,
that after all these 'generations a
Wendei can be approached with
the idea of letting go the steel
grip on any of its holdings.
For It was the law of the Wen
dels, hammered home by “Broth
er John" that no piece of proper
ty ever acquired by a Wendei
should be sold. The prize of them
all—that $2,000,000 property on
which the “mystery house** stands
Just a few doors from the Public
The Wendel home on New York s
Fifth Avenue, called the “house of
mystery,” is pictured above Pur
chased at a price of $10 000. It is
now said to be valued at $2,000,000.
At left. John Wendel. the eccentric
brother w for many years domi
nated the ..ves of his sisters. This
picture is from an old sketch.
Library and the smartest of shops
—has been sought for years. But
one day a little sign appeared
reading; “No real estate for sale."
So, as the Wendels acquired,
they clung and the empire grew.
And the story went that way
back when “Brother John", with
I the original fortune built on furs,
even as the Astor millions, ruled
this household, he converted his
six sisters to a code of life stranger
than any conceived by the most
bizarre imagination.
The “Wendel Empire" was not
| to be allowed to leave their hands.
Marriage would bring in outside
blood. So they were not to marry.
Nor were they to participate in
the affairs of this outside world as
it came and went. Might not ro
mance touch them?
Nev*r Seen in Public
And so it came about that right
at a comer where all the world
! swings gaily by, there have lived
and died since civil war times a
half dozen women who grew from
girlhood into old age in another
world that had gone bv and been
forgotten. They wore the clothes
of that otheT age and they had
the ideas and customs of that age.
Their hats were the round-brim
med sailor hats of the Sixties,
perched atop knots of whitening
Miss Ella, the sole survivor of
the Wendels, has been observed in
a black alpaca apron worn over
full black skirts that might easily
accommodate a hoop. With all
their millions they have never al
lowed a phone to be installed.
They have old-fashioned gas jets,
rather than electricity. They used
to hang clothes up on the line In
the shadows of the smart stores,
They have never allowed thea
ters, or such-like frivolous audi
toriums. to be built on their prop
erties. Nor would they ever sanc
tion hotels. Once they held up a
huge building deal when it was
learned that one of the occupants
made safety kits that had com
partments for liquor bottles. They
have never owned an automobile,
and some say Miss Ella has yet to
ride in one. Only two years ago
they disposed of their antiquated
old carriage. Cooking is still done
on an old-fashioned, huge coil
stove. Dresses, waists and such
were made on an old-fashioned
sewing machine. It is said by
those who say they know that
Miss Ella has not appeared on the
streets in daytime in many a year.
A few years ago. the story went,
she would slip out at night, but of
late she has given even this up.
And this, mind you. the mis
tress of a hundred million dollars!
Romance came twice
Just across the street is the his
toric Union League Club. For
vears “Brother John” was a mem
ber, but he was never seen within
the place. Twice only has the hint
of romance in the lives of the sis
ters trickled out of the stern look
ing buildings, the side shutters of
which—It is said—haye been clos
ed for more than 20 years.
Once, some 30 years ago. Oeor
I srianna was found missing from
the house. She was gone for sev
eral days and was located in a
! pretty town on the Hudson. Later
she actually dared go to a New
York hotel. Whereupon “brother
John” caused her arrest an ac
j cused her of insanity. She was
actually incarcerated in a sani
tarium for several years, but fin
ally the matter appears to have
been adjusted and she returned
Mis Rebecca had a will as strong
as her brother. And a fortune of
her own. Finally she staged a
personal rebellion, marrying Luther
Swope, a professor related to the
church vicar. When it was rumored
that, they had met In church, the
word went around that “brother
John” had forbidden the others to
attend church.
Now Mrs. Swope is dead—and
j there is but one more visit for
! death to pay to the old house.
And what, one wonders, will
happen then?
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 9.—(JP>—
Although Liverpool cables came in
considerably better than due, cot
ton here opened easy, first trades
showing losses of 1 to 4 points.
There was a slight rally after the
start which carried October up to
12 33 and December to 12.54, or 3
points above the opening figures,
but prices soon eased off again to
12-28 for October and 12.47 for
December, or 5 to 7 points below
the early highs.
Sentiment continued bearish as a
result of yesterday's government es
timate of the crop.
At the end of the first hour the
market was quiet and at the lows.
NpW YORY. Aug. 9.—<JP—Cot
ton opened steady at an advance
of 2 points to a decline of 2 points.
There are some buying or covering
on relatively steady Liverpool
cables, but it was readily supplied
by overnight selling and offerings
became more active after the first
few minutes owing to private re
ports of showers in Texas.
Active months broke back to or
a shade below the previous low
records with the new October
contract selling off to 12.22 and
March to 12.70. or 6 to 10 points
net lower by the end of the first
half hour. According to private
advices there was a shower at
Amarillo. Texas, and the weather
looked threatening there but one
of the local map readers said he
saw no sign of rain in Texas,
although the indications were for
unsettled conditions In Oklahoma.
Arkansas and Tennessee and for
possible showers In the Eastern
CHICAGO. Aug. 9—<A*i-Oraln
values tumbled quickly today after
scoring some Initial gains. The
upturns were associated with an
unexpected rise in wheat q ata
tiors at Liverpool and with
continued brought and heat father
damaging the com crop. General
selling broadened but prices bulged.
howe\-er. and both wheat and com
soon went well below yesterday’s
Opening at 5-8 2 1-2 gain, wheat
later showed nearly 4c break as
compared with early top figures
Com started 1-4 1 3-4c up, and
later underwent 3 l-2c setback.
CHICAGO. Aug. 9.——Poultry.
Alive, unchanged.
CHICAGO. Aug. 9.—(8*—Butter
I and eggs unchanged.
Educator Drowns
BATESVTLLE. Ark.. Aug. 9.—t/pv
The body of Sidney M. Pickens
wldelv known Arkansas educator.
• -s found early todav in White riv
er near here after an all night I
search. The bodv was clothed onlv
in underwear. His other clothes
were found on the river bank about
100 yards from where the body was
CHEWALAH. Wash , ug. 9.—<*»>—
A dozen or more families fled from
their homes today while several
hundred men fought a 3.200 acre
fire that menaced this region.
The blaze, five days old and once
thought harmless, developed into a
conflagration yesterday before a
brisk northwest wind. Leaping down
a valley, it licked up several miles
of a magnesite company's tramway,
several miles of high power electric
line, and destroyed at least one farm
home. The fate of other homes,
hemmed in, was uncertain, as fight
ers were unable to penetrate the
stricken area.
Eight men were lost for several
hours, but worked to safety. Ira
Maudlin, a fighter, was badly burn
A 1,000 acre fire was burning near
Cedarville, Wash., fire in the Nez
Perce forest of northern Idaho near
Riggins was racing before a high j
Drouth Brings Aid
To Hayfever Victims |
an ill drought that does nobody
good, take it from Dr. W. W. Duke,
hay fever specialist.
It’s the ragweed, which is the
nemesis of hay fever sufferers. Dr.
Duke says, and due to the drouth
the crop is unusually short. Sneezes
this rear, he said, will lack their
usual gusto.
Found In Morocco
dltociatcd Proto Photo
Laureano Carlo da Villanueva,
foung South American diplomat
and banker, who fled from Parle
when financial difflcultiea over
whelmed him, reappeared in the
foreign legion In Africa.
movie sidelights!
,_ui — tm ■?-_——
When is a parrot not a parrot?
The answer Is a paraphrase of
the famous Hollywood ‘Cockroach
gag.” For sometimes it may be
Lon Chaney!
In ‘ The Unholy Three.-* Chaney’s
first talking picture, which will open
with a midnight matinee tonight
at 11:30 and will continue for 3 days
run starting Sunday at the Rivoli
theatre. San Benito. Chaney as a
ventriloquist throws his voice into
parrots, making them talk, and imi
tating the birds perfectly. In fact,
he became so proficient that he
practiced recording his imitations
and then recording a parrot talk
ing back, so that he developed a
replica one couldn't tell from the
real thing.
During the production Chaney
used to fool Jack Conway, his di- :
rector, by having the "birds" call i
Conway names—and getting by with
It. , , . I
The new picture is a vivid mystery
story, in which Chaney plays a ven- !
triloquist. involved in a sinister plot
with a giant and midget of the
show. He hides from the police
in the disguise of an old woman, j
operating a bird store, imitating a
w oman's voice and also the voice of
the parrots he sells. Lila Lee plays
the heroine of the new story. Harry
Earles the midget. Ivan Linow the
giant and Elliot Nugent the Juvenile
male lead. John Miljan. Clarence
Burton. Cranford Kent, and others
are in the cast.
Clara Bow and a gang of Para
mount's most convulsing comedianr.
including Mttsi Green. Skeets Gal
lagher and Stuart Erwin, the dumb
Axel of ' Sweetie.” are featured tr.
“Love Among the Millionaires."
which opens with midnight mati
nee tonight at the Harlingen Ar
cadia theatre.
Full of fce real redheaded pep
per and throbbing love. “Love
Among the Millionaires" is really
Clara Bow's first musical romance.
Introduced effectively as a screen
singer of note in “Paramount on
Parade” and then in “True to the
Navy," Clara now steps forth as
the “New Anna Held." gloriously
radiant with a voice that puts a
quartette of hot hit ballads over
as no other could
"Rarin' to Go” is only one of
them, but this song, a real Jazzy
dance number, probably gives the
greatest play to the Bow person
ality. Then "Believe It or Not, I've
Found My Man.” is a joyous lyric
of the scorch type. Clara follows
I this with a rendition of the radio
riot. ‘That's Worth While Waiting
For.” The theme song of the pic
ture. That’s Love Among the Mil
lionaires,” is her fourth number.
"Love Among the Millionaires”
has a true Bow throb story. Clara,
unwittingly, falls in love with a
brakeman on the railroad. Stanley
Smith, who turns out to be the son
of the president of the road. Neith
er Stanley's father nor Clara's ap
proves of the match and a deal of
family complication ensues before
the matter Is finally straightened
out to the satisfaction of everyone.
Oil Mergers Loom
NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—^—Har
ry P. Sinclair, president of Sinclair
Consolidated Oil Corp.. said today
that "all oil companies are look
ing around for something to merge
with,” but denied that there were
any negotiations under way for
the acquisition by his company of
Richfield Oil company, or Simms
Petroleum company.
Mr. Sinclair said that negotia
tions for the merger of Sinclair
and Prairie Oil <5c Gas still were
under way, but that no further
developments could be expected
until after the meeting of Sinclair
stockholders had been held and
the sale of the Sinclair Pipeline
company and the Sinclair Crude
Oil Purchasing company to the
Standard Oil company of Indiana
had been ratified and actually
HANKOW, Aug. 9.—{.“—The
spectre of mutiny lurked In the de
fense lines of Hankow today as Na
tionalist authorities rushed prepara
tions to fight off the communist
horde threatening the city. A critic
al situation existed. Foreign gun
boats were on the alert In their
Yangtse river positions.
Eighteen communists were put to
death yesterday and last night by
Nationalist forces seeking to pre
vent the “boring from within'* tac
tics which so often have character
ized red operations In China.
A mutiny last night In the Han
kow defense garrison and the com
mander's body guard was quickly
put down but the situation remain
ed tense as an army of commun
ist marauders moved closer to Han
kow and its sister cities, Wuchang
and Hanyang.
Thousands of Chinese flocked in
to the foreign districts of the three
cities seeking safety from the bri
gands. Eleven foreign warships
were ready for action on the river.
Military law ruled Hankow, public
utilities and telegraph offices being
Military authorities frustrated a
communist plot to gain control of
the Hankow Light and Power com
pany. TWo reds were captured In
the plant. An attempt to cripple
telephone service also was foiled.
Reds were said to have captured
Tayeh. important Iron mining cen
ter In southwestern Hupeh province,
and Changteh, northern Hunan.
Ten thousand reds were reported
advancing upon Kulkiang. import
ant Yangtse river port and Nan
chang, capital of Ktangsi. reported
communists bands were approach
Island Disappears
BATAVIA. Java, Aug. 9—(/P*—'The
island of Anak Krmkatao. or. trans
lated into English. Child of Krak
atao. which yesterday had a height
of 17 feet, today disappeared be
neath the surface of the sea during
intense activity of nearby Krakatoa
which is throwing out fountains of
• • •
Krakatoa is a small island of the
Malav Archipelago, in Sundra strait.!
between Sumatra and Java. From
May to August. 1883, there occurred
there probably the moat tremendous
volcanic eruptions of modem times,
which two thirds of the island was
completely blown away. A gigantic
wave was formed by which 20.000
people perished, the wave being
noticeable as far away as the Eng
lish channel.
Dry Agents Warned
To Be Careful
BALTIMORE. Aug 9—</P>—The
' promise that prohibition agents
who halt motorists without
adequate reason to believe that
j the law Is being violated will be
held to strict accountability Is
made In a letter, made public to
day. from Amos W. W. Woodcock.
Prohibition Director, to the Auto
mobile Club of Maryland. He said
he hoped to make the dry agents
“the best trained groups of offi
cers In the world.”
Mr. Woodcock’s stand was given
in replv to a communication grow
ing out of the Incident near here
July 17 when two officers were
said to have fired two shots at a
car containing E. O. Duncan,
State Roads Engineer, and his wife.

‘Heap Big Chief
IDAHO FALLS Ida.. Aug 9 —</Ft—
O. L. Bodenhamer. national com
mander of the American Legion,
was adopted into the Bannock and
Shoshone Indian tribes as "Chief
Tetoba1’ at a ceremony yesterday In
connection with the state legion
Relieves a Headache or Neuralgia In
30 minutes, checks a Cold the first
day. and checks Malaria In three
666 alao in Tablets
I i
I \ , ■'**.
Curtailment of Oil
Production Assured
AUSTIN. Aug. 9.——Rules for
a statewide curtailment of oil
production were under considera
tion by the State Railroad Com
mission today, with the possibility
that the order would be ready
early next week.
It will not go into effect until
several days after It is issued, the
Interim being allowed for hear
ings on protests of all operators
who resist the proration schedule
Auto Duty Protested
Upon State Department instruc
tions the American Embassy in
Madrid has protested to the
Spanish Government claiming
discrimination against American
automobiles In the new Spanish
The tariff, which doubles the
import duties and Imposes a super
duty on non-European cars as
sembled In Europe. Is considered
by the American Government to
constitute a discrimination against
American Auto Manufacturers.
‘^VbL v>
Clara wa •» t» • e<d
djr corned'. like nobody'*
business !
in Paramount's Musical
“Love Among The
Screen Son*
Movietone News
I jj ! | j ’ I
Blast Kills Driller
H. H. (Blackle) Hale, SO. a driller,
was killed and Leonard Polloc. 45,
suffered a fractured leg today when
a boiler exploded at the No. 2
Wright Smith oil well Just south of
the city limits.
The explosion shook down town
office buildings.
| Last Times Today ||
| IT |
“The Sap
All Laughing
Talking Paramount
I Talkie Comedy K
Sportlights I
Movietonews i
Sun. Mon. Tuea.
The Dancing
Daughter of
J.; joan L=
“Our Blushing
Anita Page Ray Harkett
(Opening With A ||
MidniteShow U
Tonlte at 12 M. ||
s', r
9ammomt Return
\ I _______
He can disguise and change hla
voice now. as he disguises and
shanges his character!
The most amazing and exciting
screen event In years!
A new Chaney with greater thrill
and fascination.
3 Days Starting Sunday -
> <*»»»»»»»»»»» !>»»»<
■ ■ ■■ . ■ ■' ■ --— %
Thr Spirit of Plav at a Jan Mad Clip
All Talking Fos Movietone
♦ *
J at Lamberth's Saturday and Sunday,
♦ August 9 and 10. Buy a quart and get
+ one free.

♦ Our special this week is Cream de
^ Mint Sherbet and Marsh Mello Cream,
t This sherbet is pure fruit flavored with
J mint tinted green. The cream is white.
^ flavored with pure vanilla and mixed
with fountain marshmallow.
This is the finest special we have
offered this season.
Lamberth Ice Cream
Phone 707 1015 Adams St.

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