The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1909 Page: 1 of 16
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fe Istlimia hf Self Murder Heaoed Uoonlhe Dea!d
Human Life Was Claimed In thq Torrid Wave
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by. Annapolis Naval Board.
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SUMMARY OF NEWS
HIGHEST IN YEARS
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RECORDED O VER SOUTH
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MOTHER'S STQRY SCOUTED
Her Charges Branded "Imaginary
Unsupported by Truth.''
WILL BE TAKEN TO CONGRESS
Should President Taft Tail to Ap-
prove Findings the Now Celc-
brated Case Will Go Before
lAtteciat$i Prut Xiftn.')
WASHINGTON Aupiat IS. With the
publication today of Acting Secretary of
the Nary Wlnthrop'a approval of the
findings of the court of Inquiry that
Lieutenant Jamei N. Sutton Jr. of the
United States marine corp. was "directly
and solely responsible for his own deach
at Annapolis two years ago" the famous
Sutton case became a closed Incident as
Car as the navy department ts concerned.
"Lieutenant Button Is directly and
eolely responsible for his own death
which was self-inflicted either Inten-
tionally or In an effort to shoot one of
the persons restraining: him and his
death was not caused by any other Inju-
This is the verdict of the naval inquiry.
ONLY MINOR REVERSES.
The court also found that Lieutenant
TJtley failed in his duty as senior officer
under article 268 United States navnl
regulations 1909 in permitting Lieuten-
ant Sutton to run away and arm him-
self. Instead of calling on those present
for assistance and preventing Sutton's
arming himself by force If necessary and
turning him over to the officer of the
' That Lieutenant Beyan officer of the
guard failed in his duty as officer of
the guard In not disarming Lieutenant
Button by force while In front of his
That Lieutenant Willing the officer of
the day failed In his duty as officer of
the day In not Immediately assisting his
superior In not helping to disarm Lieu-
tenant Sutton when he arrived on the
scne before the fatal shot.
That the charges of wilful murder and
conspiracy to conceal It made by the
complainant Mrs. Sutton mother of
Lieutenant Sutton are purely imaginary
and unsupported by even a shadow of
evidence truth or reason.
DIVERT ANOTHER INQUIRY.
The court recommends however that.
In view of the youth and decided inex-
perience of Lieutenants Utley. Willing
and Bevan at the time and of the alto-
gether anusual conditions of excitement
threats and danger during the aforemen-
tioned affray that no further proceed-
ings be taken.
Counsel for the Buttons Intimated how-
ever after the courts' decision had be-
come definitely known that they were
far from satisfied with it and that they
probably would take the issues before
Acting Secretary Wlnthrop said he hat
dissolved the court of Inquiry and had
given directions that copies of the find-
ings of the court and Its conclusions
together with his observations theredn.
be sent to Henry E. Davis the attorney
for Mrs. Sutton and to Arthur A. Blr-
nay. Lieutenant Adams' attorney.
PLEA FOR ELAPSED TIME.
Too much time has elapsed since the
inoldent in the opinion of the naval offi-
cials to undertake any proceedings
against the persons whose conduct in
the case has been made the subject of
srltldara by the court. They however.
wfll be made acquainted In an official
but Informal way of these crittclsmj
which will both serve the purpose of an
admonition to them and if presented to
them the view taken by the department
of their conduct.
Mrs. Sutton refused to see all news-
paper representatives who called at her
apartments after the announcement of
the findings. She said that on the ad-
vice of her counsel she referred them to
Mr. Davis attorney for Mrs. Sutton
"The Judge advocate's handling of the
case is fitly supplemented fey the court's
action which makes the inquiry a mere
curtain-raiser to the performance."
Mr. Davis asked to be excused from
making any statement as to the further
course that may be followed In this case.
It is almost certain that Mrs. Sutton
and Mrs. Parker will bend every effort
to have congress make an investigation
of the case. ...
Militant Suffragettes Established
Pickets Around House. t
' (Aueciattd Prtxt Ripcrt.)
' LONDON August 18. The militant suf-
fragettes who hava been picketing the
house of commons for the past six week
with the object of securing an Interview
w(th Premier Asqulth have extended
their operations to the premier's resi-
Mra Despard and Mrs. Saunderson this
afternoon took up their stand outside Mr.
Asqultb'a house and declared that sen-
tries would be maintained uninterruptedly
until the premier granted an audience '
Forecart for Houston and vicinity for Thurs
day Generally fair with lurht westerly winds.
Temperature and precipitation records' at
Houston for the tweaty.foar hours ended at T
p. m. Wednesday Maximum 108; minimum TS.
(Aaociaitd Prttl Rtpart.)
WASHINGTON August IS. East Texi
Generally fair Thursday and Friday; lower
temperature in the interior; light to moderate
West Texas Generally fair; somewhat cooler
Oklahoma Fair Thursday and Friday.
Louisiana Generally fair and (omewhat cool
er Thursday ssd Friday; tight to moderate
HARRY K. THAW was returned to Mattea-
wan. . -EDWARD
H. GREEN of Dallas. Texas was
in New York to purchase an aeroplane.
PRESIDENT TAFT expressed no uneasiness
over the constitutionality of the corporation
THE AMERICAN-PENNSYLVANIA sugar
case will be delayed pending the srrtval et
THE NOMINATION ef Francis J. Henry to
be district attorney practically was conceded
at aan rranciaco.
TEN were seriously injured and twenty escaped
injury when a bridge over the Chicago river
at Cnicago oonipsrd.
SENATOR Henri L Goerdsa was selected by
the Rice Association of America to take
charge oz adsei rising rice.
HEAT RECORDS were broken in the torrid
wave which settled over the South; Dallas
was high with lis degrees.
A CLOUDBURST in Colorado blocked traffic
en the Denver and Rio Grande and the
Colorado Midland railroads.
THE WAR GAME In Massachusetts waa at
tacked by the National Peace society at Mis-
tic Conn- aa a needless expense.
GIFFORD PINCH OT chief forester ef the
United atatea was accorded a demonstration
before the Trans mlasiasippl cengresa.
TECHNICAL delays in trials cause weakening
of confidence In the administration of the
law it waa declared at the American Prison
association meeting at Seattle.
THAT Lieutenant James N. Sutton committed
suicide was the verdict ef the naval court
and approved by the assistant secretary of
the navy; the case probably will be earned to
THE FUTURE ef Aaaerican Interests ks' Costs
Rica depend on the results ef the coining
A COTTON seed war is oa in Gonialea
ONE FIREMAN was kurt in an elevator fire
in Fort Worth.
W. C BACKUS died at Beaumont; he wss
shot August S.
THE PROHIBITION majority In Limestone
county was 676.
DALLAS reported the highest temperature
11S since 1S80.
HOUSTON will get flOS.SSS from the State
school fund this year.
A SEVEN-FOOT alligator waa killed by a IS
year-old boy at Daluu.
ED A. FITZGERALD aged 86 died of beat
prostration at Fort Worth.
C. B. SPENCER waa denied a new trial at
Mariin on a killing charge.
REPORTS from Galveston were that the' mos-
quito plague ia not abating.
THE COMPTROLLER reported 164 delin-
quent of gross receipts taxes.
SAMUEL E. JORDAN waa arrested at Dallas
on the charge of counterfeiting.
ANY OFFICER of the Texaa FaVmers' Union
who enters politics will be removed.
COTTON in Tsrrani and other North Texas
counties was suffering from the heat
STATE Treasurer Sparks banqueted eleven
clerks transferred to the land department.
ONE THOUSAND acres on Mustang island
will be divided into ten-acre tracts and aold
THE CASE against Miss Verna Ware charged
with killing John J. Hanes at Gatetville was
PROF. J. C NAGLE ef the A. and M. has
been selected engineer lor the Burleson
THE SOUTH TEXAS Truck Growers declined
to accept the reaignation of Sales Agent
AGRICULTURAL Commissioner Kone will
have a thorough investigation made of orange
culture in Texas.
THE FALLS county grand jury failed to re-
turn an indictment against L. Randall on a
criminal assault charge.
E. H. HARRIMAN sailed for the United
States from Cherbourg.
HARRIMAN'S control of the New York Cen-
tral system . waa accepted in New York as
A. C HUTCHESON was appointed commer-
cial agent of the Galveston Houston and
Henderson at Houston.
OTHER members of the Houston rlcemen'e
committee disclaimed responsibility for E. A.
Groves' statements concerning the commis-
JACKSON Miss. secured an option on a
x Southern league franchise.
THIRD BASEMAN Bill Yohe of Shreveport
was aold to the Washington Americans.
CHOIRMASTER of Chesterbrook at SO to 1
won the Huron handicap at Saratoga.
NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 14-6. Phil-
adelphia 1-4; Chicago 1 Cincinnati 0; Pitts-
burg 6-1 St Louis Hi Boston-Brooklyn
AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston I S New York
0-3; Philadelphia 2 Washington 1; Cleve-
land S-S St Louis 0-3; Chicago 2 De-
THE WILL of Mra. Lens Bender was filed lor.
: probate yeaterday.
THE REALTY transfers filed yesterday ag-
gregated f 76000.
THE MANUFACTURERS and Jobbers elect.
ed officers last night
A SALOONKEEPER at Seabrook was robbed
' of 1600 by s clever thief
AN AUTOMOBILE has been purchased by the
. city for use in the police department
TBhVTEMPERATURE in Houston yeaterday
reached the maximum of 10S degrees. -A
LITTLE GIRL from Bering died from an
" ensratioa performed to remove a grain of
THE OFFICERS have keen unable to secure s
definite clew aa to the identity ef Katie
A PARTY ef Northern manufacturers is In
i Houston malting an investigatfcto with view
ol soiatlng large warehouses. ;
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HARRIMAN AT SEA
SAILED FOR AMERICA FROM!
Appeared Frail and Weak When
Boarding Vessel for Home His
Physicians Had Advised.
CHERBOURG August It "Now I am
better. My cure Is finished and. I am
very glad I am going to see the soil of
America again. My only hope Is that the
voyage back will be as good as that
These words were spoken tonight by
E. H. Harrlman tha American finan
cier. In replj" to a question about his
health just after he was boarding a
tender which had been especially as-
signed to convey him and his party from
Cherbourg to the anchorage in the road-
stead of the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm
IL which will convey blm to New York.
The steamer started tonight.
A crowd of curious persons had con
gregated at the maritime station when
the special arrived. A rolling chair had
been provided and was placed at his
side. Soon Mr. Harrlman appeared. Dr.
Lyle Mr. Harrlman' s physician offered
the financier his arm but although he
was pale and appeared feeble he de
clined It and slowly descended the plat-
form. He also declined to use the roll-
ing chair and walked without assistance
aboard the tender. He was protected
from the strong wind by a big over
Sought Secret Departure.
(Associated Press Report.)
PARIS August 18. Mr. HarAman ar
rived' here from Munich by train and
not by automobile as was- at first un-
derstood. He went at once to the home
of his friend James Stlllman who Is
now In America. Among his callers yes-
terday was George J. Gould who has
engaged passage for New York Septem-
Extensive precautions had been taken
to make Mr. Harrlman 's departure as
secret as possible and to make sure that
he would not be disturbed.
Mr. Harrlman Is accompanied by his
wife and two daughters. His son Ro
land will take a steamer for New
York at Southampton.
Advised to Return.
Associated Prist Report.)
NEW YORK August 18. Robert S.
Lovett vice president of the Union Pa-
cific Railroad company received arable-
gram from E. H. Harrlman today In
which Mr. Harrlman stated he was com
ing home by advice of his European
BACKUS DIED OF WOUND.
Beaumont Machinist Shot by Will
Long. August 6.
'(Houston Post Special.')
BEAUMONT Texaa August 18. Wil-
liam C. Backus aged forty-one years the
machinist employed at the creosote plant
who was shot In the head by the negro.
Will Long on Friday August 6 died to-
night at 11 o'clock at the Sisters' hos-
pital. The end came peacefully and the
.stricken man bore up with wonderful for-
titude and vitality until the end.
Backus had been a resident of Beau-
mont for the last six or seven years. Ha
'was a member of the Woodmen of the
World and past consul commander f
Curly Pine camp. He leaves a wife and
six children residing here sisters and
brothers. The funeral arrangements have
not yet been made gjut the funeral will
likely take place) tomorrow afternoon 'un-
der the auspices of the Woodmen of the
World and with Interment In Magnolia
DREAM IS REALIZED
JHABJLDtAJT'S CONTROL OF CEN-
Blocks of Stock Slowly Bought In
by Magnate Meant Passing of
'Tho ;V.vnderbilt; Sjnimt
(Homsio Post Special.)
NEW YORK. August 11 Wall street
today accepted the reports as true that
L control of the New York Central prac-
ucaiiy nas passea into inn nanus ui mv
Harrlman Interests. This fact Is ac-
cepted as marking the passing of the
Vanderbilts from all active interest In the
great railway system founded by Com-
When Mr. ( Harrlman entered the New
York Central directorate In January of
this year when his name was proposed
to the board by William K. Vanderbilt
railroad men and financiers predicted that
the Vanderbilt stock controlling the great
railroad system would soon shift into
Harrlman's hands. Mr. Harrlman was
offered an option on the Vanderbilt stock
at that time and It was said today is
cutting short his European trip for the
purpose of exercising the option.
MILLIONS IN STOCK.
The actual stock- holdings of William
K. Vanderbilt now the senior member
of the family and his Immediate kin In
the New York Central and Lake Shore
and' Michigan Southern which formed
the original trunk line of Commodore
Cornelius Vanderbilt between New York
and Chicago amount it Is believed to
less than US.000000. William K. Van-
derbilt holds 610000000 of New York Cen-
When Commodore Vanderbilt died he
lft fin imp r..nF nf th. .b . V. vt
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'York Central and a majority of the
stock of the New York and Harlem and
Lake Shore to his family. But the prac-
tical railroading died out of the Vander-
bilt family when Cornelius Vanderbilt II
passed away in Newport In September
1S99. and William K. Vanderbilt. upon
whom devolved the burden of maintain-
ing Vanderbilt supremacy In the family
railroad holdings turned active control
of the Vanderbilt Interests over to the
board of directors. And then the Van-
derbilt control began to slip and every
once In a while the sale of a block of
Vanderbilt New York Central stock was
CENTRAL HARRIMAN'S GOAL.'
E. H. Harrlman with his plan of a
trunk line from the Atlantic to the Pa-
cific In mind started after the New York
Central. As the Vanderbilt money smoth-
ered the Vanderbilt ambition and the
demands of society and pleasure called
the Vanderbilt men further and further
from the paths their virile old ancestors
had set for them to follow E. H. Har-
rlman wii sharpshooting around for Newi
lork Central stock. He got control of
enough of it last year to warrant him in
going into the directorate and now It
would appear from all the signs as Wall
street sees them that the Vanderbllis
will get out of railroading entirely and
that the name. "The Vanderbilt System"
as applied to the New York Central the
Lake Shore and Michigan Central will
become but a memory.
ASLEEP JUMPS FROM WINDOW
Hotel Clerk Imagined He Heard a
Woman Crying for Help.
(Hntsten Post Special.)
SAN ANTONIO. Texas. August 18.-.
Roewell Porter a clerk at the Hot Wells
hotel experienced a rmde awakening this
morning at J:. Porter Jumped from the
window of his room on the third floor
or the hotel building and was asleep
when he raised the screen of the window
and made the leap.
Following his recevery from the shock
of the fall. Porter said he had been
dreaming and Imagined that he heard a
woman crying for help and Jumped. His
Injuries are comparatively severe bruises.
He recently cams to Ban Antonio from
TEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN
Twenty Others Had Narrow Escape
. When Frail Structure Over
Birer Gave Way.
(Associated Prist kiport.)
CHICAGO August . 18. Ten persons
were Injured seriously and twenty oth-
ers had a narrow escape tonight when
fifty feet of the Twelfth street bridge
over the Chicago river and viaduct col-
lapsed. It was thought at first that
several had tteen killed but men dig-
ging In the ruins late tonight had not
found any bodies.
The bridge was closed on its west ap-
proach for construction work on the
railroad viaduct underneath. The acci-
dent occurred Just after a street car
stopped part way across the bridge and
thirty passengers had alighted to walk
over the dangerous portion to get an-
other car. The passengers were hur-
rying In a huddled group when there was
a loud rumbling and a crash and the
footway sank below them carrying many
to the pits below.
Many escaped by clinging to side tim-
bers. These with the car crews began
the work of rescue and most of the In-
jured were taken out before the police
ambulance arrived. Several were found
with legs and arms broken and Internal
EDWARD GREEN AN AVIATOR.
Dallas Railway Magnate May Buy a
(Houston Post Special.)
NEW YORK. August IS. Edward H.
Green of Dallas Texas only son of Mrs.
Hetty Green is in New York to buy an
He had a talk with Wilbur Wright
when the latter was In New York last
week and he Is going to Mlneola tomor-
row to see Charles Foster Wlllard fly
the Curtlss machine. When he has com-
pared the qualities of the rival craft
he ' will make his selection. He is de-
termined to own the first real aeroplane
In Texas. He hopes to take It home
with him so that he will be able to enter
It In the aeroplane races which are to
take place In connection with the Dallas
State fair October .28 to SI.
"I am not anxious to try to fly per-
sonally. Just yet" said Mr. Green to-
night "because I doubt whether my
avoirdupois would be In sympathy with
the present delicate mechanism and car-
rying ability of an aeroplane. But I am
extremely Interested In the flytng ma-
chine from a sporting standpoint and I
am determined to own one. I am going
to look over everything I can find on
the market and I will buy the speediest
and best I can find."
AN OIL STATION DESTROYED.
(Waters Pierce Sustained $15000
Loss at Tusa.
(Houston Post Special.)
TULSA. Okla.. August 18-The local
distributing station of tha Waters Pierce
Oil company burned this morning with
116000 loss. The station was located near
the Frisco railroad and sparks from a
passenger engine. It Is believed caused
Cotton at 60 Cents a Pound.
(Associated Press Report.)
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. August 18The
highest price paid for cotton In Mont-
gomery In twenty-five years was reach-
ed today when the first new bale of the
season for this oounty waa sold at auo1
tlon at sixty cents a pound. Th bale
was sold by Joseph N. Carter
SUFFERED IN NORTH TEXAS
SWEPT BY HOT WINDS.
Thermometer at Fort Worth Regis-
tered 112 At Dallas It Was 115..
Cotton Burning Up.
Some Texas Heat Records. J
Fort Worth .
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(Houston Post Special.)
FORT WORTH Texas. August It-
North Texas suffered torrid torture to-
day. The hot southwest wind like tha
blasting breath of the desert swept over
the territory tributary to Fort Worth and
relentlessly parched ' vegetation in its
path and sweltered man and beast almost
past the point of endurance. All records
were broken when th thermometer
reached the unprecedented maximum of
112 degrees at 1:S0 in the afternoon on
degree higher than Tuesday.
Only a low humidity registering 50 an
unusually low record for this time of
year prevented huch serious suffering.
Never In the memory of local men has
the thermometer registered so high dur-
ing ths day.
More damage was done by the heat
today to th crop than anything else
and In this respect the damage was wide-
spread. O. G. Orton a stockman and farmer of
Ryan Okla. declares that the corn and
cotton along the road north of Fort
Worth were practically burning up as a
result of th soorchlog winds and this
condition h gays extend .on beyond th
Red river Into Oklahoma. - There Is no
doubt but that cotton In ' Tarrant and
other North Texas counties has suffered
Intensely sinder the hot wind and the
final effects will be very injurious.
In Fort Worth heat spread the rails of
the Northern Texas TractlonVompany in
numerous places but tha spreading waa
not sufficient to Injure the tracks serious-
ly or to impede the traffic
DALLAS Texas August 18. James E.
Barton declares today to have been the
hottest known In Dallas since July 1880
when a thermometer In his home near
the city registered 116 degrees. United
States Weather Observer Elsenlohr at
1 o'clock this afternoon officially re-
ported the reading of his government
thermometer to be 114 degree. The gov-
ernment thermometer' In the laboratory
and experiment station of the agricul-
tural department In another section of
the city at the same hour showed US de-
grees. There Is no doubt that this Is the
highest official record mad In th vi-
cinity of Dallas In approximately a half
There were three prostrations reported
to tile health department this afternoon.
W. G. Godfrey a water department in-
spector was stricken while on duty In
the' city hall.
J. Carey of Goshen. Ind. was stricken
In a real estate office.
G. A.rBentley employed at the. Dallas
Gas company was overcome while at
AH the patients will recover.
GALVESTON Texas August 18. Ac-
cording to the reports received this
morning at the office of the United
States weather bureau the heat wave
continues unabated from Monday. The
map this morning showed that out of
fifty-eight stations scattered aU over the
United States twelve of them recorded
over 100 while twenty-three recorded
temperatures of SO and over.
The one cool (comparatively) spot in
Texas on Tuesday was Kerrvllle which
could only show In the race for heat
honors a temperatupre of 63 while San
Antonio her nearest big neighbor regis-
The high pressure erea noted yesterday
advancing from the northweBt now cov-
ers practically all of the Rocky moun-
tain regions and Is spreading out It Is
noticed however that It seems to be
weakening the highest pressure record-
ed by this morning's observation being
at Blamark. N. D.. which showed 30.08.
This morning's map also shows that a
"low" has developed over Arkansas mov-
ing In advance of the high which prom-
ises rains the weather being cloudy in
and around Fort Smith The low over
New England Is moving out to sea ac-
companied by continued rains.
This morning with the rising of the
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114 Degrees Was Common la
NO RELIEF IS IN SIGHT
Storms Predicted by Bareias Fall
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aww w saw a s war sss a 1 BBaa atan
Dallas Reported the Mercury at 114
While Shreveport Followed $
With llOHorsea Killed ;
In Street. .' . ;y.'f'..
Heat Records Over 8ouiiV :
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MEMPHIB Tennn August .. Fast
deaths two at Little Rock one : at
Jackson Miss and on at New Or-
leans were caused today by th In-
tense heat way which continues ' to
hold this section of the South In it
grasp. New record were created by til
cllmblnar maraurr throuarhout Mlsslsslnot.
Louisiana and Texas and as yet lltOo
hope of relief Is held out The highest
the mercury reached In Memphis today
was 64 degree and toward night a breese .
afforded some relief but It was only local.
At Jackson Miss. a record-breaking
mark of 106 degrees was established k .
degree hotter than yesterday and sev-
eral degree above th Monday mark. A
negress was prostrated by th heat and
died in a short time. -' v .
A storrn threatened th Llttlo Bock ter-
ritory last tilght and some relief was in
sight (ut owmg -t th . in teres "
dryness of' the .atmosphere that It dli
not break and today th mercury climbed
to 101. Harrison Martin and Ike Wortn.n -were
prostrated and later died. Horses .
and mules dropped in the streets under
the burning rays of the sun. '. 1 V
Starting at the MO mark at noon th
official thermometer at Natch Mlaa..
soared to 10S at S o'clock and at 1:16
o'clock it registered 115 degrees in that
sun. " V
Th suffering was intense at Shreve-
port1 a record mark of 110 degree being;
recorded and private thermometers shew- .
ed three degees above this. At Dallas tha
mercury soared to the 114 mark. At Sher-
man 107 degrees was registered and' at
Palestine the same mark set a record for
th past twenty-five years. All records v
were broken at Dallas when 114 degree
was reached in mldafternoon.
NEW ORLEANS-August lSWhat' t
believed by the local weather bureau of-
flclals to have been the climax of a period
of Intensely hot weather' In New Orleans
was reached at S o'clock this afternoon.'
At that hour a temperature of 100 degrees
waa registered the highest with on ex- .
ceptlon recorded In' New Orleans during
the last thirty years. 1
The record high temperature I 102 Is)
Several persons were taken to th ho- .
pltals late today after having been oyer
come by the heat One death waa r .
LITTLE ROCK Ark.. August 18. Th
storm that threatened over Arkansas and
centered at Little Rock this morning
did not break because of tha abnormal '
dryness of the atmosphere and In th
afternoon the temperature rose to 101. '
One death from heat ocourred. Man :
animals were prostrated in the streets.
Ike Worthen. a driver of this city was
another victim of the heat He fell off
his wagon near the onion station about S
n'f-llV k tnniirhr .nil Hie inatantlv
JACKSON. Miss. August 18. Today
goes on record as the hottest ever ex-
perienced here Observer Hslnts recording
106 degrees. That Is S degrees hotter .
than vatnlw unA iwm V rfl.m . wm-m r
er than Monday. .
The wife af Marshall ' Tw a nra. ''"
was prostrated by the heat about noon -and
died In a short while. No other 1
prostration are reported. . '
SHREVEPORT. La.. August 1S.-A1 '
heat record were broken her today v
when tha government thermometer regis
tered 110 degree In the shad. Private
uiensoaiHni in uio sireei registered lis
a-u t !. L. J YTll.-t.-.
the intense heat there were no prostra-
tlons and little suffering. . L.
MOBILE Ala. August li The max!'
mum tmpratur today was 107 degrees
the highest recorded In August sine th .
founding of the weather bureau thirty-
eight year ago. This has only been x- j
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