The Tuscaloosa News from Tuscaloosa, Alabama on February 26, 1915 · 1
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The Tuscaloosa News from Tuscaloosa, Alabama · 1

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Friday, February 26, 1915
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THE TtTSCALOOSA NEWS AND TIMES-GAZETTE VOL XXYI-NO. 320. TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, FEIDA YM0RNTN0, FEBRUARY 28, 1915. price hve cEirri. THE GIRLS' TOUTO AND POULTRY CLUB 3 Mrs. C. C. Brown ii Making a Cam paign Enliiitng: he Intereit of the Tuscaloosa County People IMm. C. C, Brown, of Coker fu In be city yesterday and talked In terestlngly of her work with tbe girls of tbe county In regard to organiz ing tomato and poultry cluibs. .Mrs. Brown la working In connection with tbe Crop Diversification ' campaign and la meeting with gratifying auc- ceim. ' i ' 1 it has teen demonstrated that girls can toy a few hours of work at borne make a good deal of money and also i make for the upbuilding of the com' tnunlty. The raising of tomatoes, as Mrs. Brown says, is an easy work fur girls and the canning Is a trifling labor. The raising of pouDtry Is es aentlally something that woman can easily handle and there Is no dis counting that guch work is profitable. It Is a pleasant work and girls engaging In this dignified labor and can count on having a bank account of their own. At the same time the community Is prospering iby raising home (products and conservation Is be ing promoted. Mrs. Brown is deeply Interested In her wars; and should receive hearty co-operation In her endeavors to pro mote this valuable enterprise. TOETHEB DISCUSSION OF CANNTNGFACTORY. The question of locating a canning factory here will be taken up farther at the meeting of tbe Truckers' Association which, will be held In the Board of Trade rooms Satur day morning at ten o'clock. Since the meeting laBt Saturday, tbe officers of the Association have been gathering' together additional! data on the operation of canning factories, and It is expected that they will have some Interesting Information to give to those interested. The meeting Saturday morning will be addressed on the needs of such a plant here by Mr. Henry A. Jones, one of the lead-In? planters and lar.yers of Tusca-Irosa. Merchants and other business men interested in the matter are1 Invited t0 be present. A23UMEJNTS BEGIN IN LEO FRANK CASE. Washington, ieib. 25. Final arguments in the battle to save the , Jifd cf Leo M. Frank, convicted in Atlanta, Ga., of the murder of 'Mary Fhagan, were begun in the United States supreme court today. Whether Frank could escape the sentence of death pronounced upon hkn .by he superior court of Fulton county, Georgia, because he was not present -when the Jury, which found him guilty, returned its verdict, was the specific legal question at issue. All the other constitutional and technical" questions of procedure in the . c:se were grouped around it The arguments iwere addressed to an appeal from the decision of the federal court of Georgia, denying Frank's petition for a (writ of halbeas corpus. The supreme court was asked iby (Frank's lawyers to grant the writ and reverse the lower court's decision. They argued that absence of (Frank from court when the verdict iwas returned, nullified the death sentence and removed the prisoner fr.t-n the jurisdiction of the court. They did not set up the claim that Frank could not be retried on 'the indictment for murder. Louis (Marshall, 'of New York, an spert on constitutional questions, ' opened the case for (Frank. , For the state of Georgia, which opposed (Frank's appeal, the lawyers were Attorney General 'Warren Grlce and Solicitor General Hugh M. Oor-ey. Their argument was not expected to be concluded until tomorrow. . IITTLE ROCK TRADES ' FOR CATCHER GIBSON. Little Rock, Ark. Feb. 25.-iPltch-r McLeod and Seoond Baseman B'ker iwere traded last night by Manager Allen, of Little Rock cjuh, for Catcher Gibson of Nashville club'. JOHNSON AFRAID LEAVE- HAVANA Wires Promoteri He Will Meet Wil-lard in Havana hut Not Juarez. El Paso, Tex., Fob. 2. an a final attempt to Induce Jack Johnson to come to (Mexico and fulfill his engagement to fight Jess WlFlard at Juarez, Jack Ourley, the promoter of the contest, left tor (Havana today. Curley ibelleve that he tian allay tbe champion' tears of calamity if he comes to Mexico. But Curley Is alone In this belief. The consensus among the fight fans Is that Johnson will not come to Mexico now or at any other tfcne. He Is Just simply afraid not afraid of meeting Wlllard In the ring-but afraid that the moment he steps on Mexican soil his liberty will be placed in jeopardy, and the champion Is not taking any chances. He is willing to fight, in fact, .anxious to prove that he is superior to ell other fighters, but he wants the fight toto he pulled off In Havana. The latest reports frora Havana' are tat Johnson will not leave Cuba. He wired the promoters here that he will meet Wlllard, .but that the fight must be held In Havana. And the general opinion Is that Ourley will have a hard time convincing the champion that he can leave with perfect safety. " Wlllard, after a day af idleness; again resumed light training today. He does not care where the fight takes place as long as he meets the oham pion, as he Is confident of winning the title. ' ' lOTli VISITSJJNIVERSITY Dr. Charles H. Levermore, well known throughout" the country as a historical scholar and at present head o fthe College and 'University Bureau of World Peace Foundation, visitec the University yesterday afternoon and evening. Dr. Levermore spoke to several of the academic classes and held conferences with members of the two literary eccletles. Among other things he said that at the close cf the present great war 3ome of the conditions of peace shoul be no alienation of territory without the consent of the inhabitants the nationalization of the manufac ture of war material and the democratic oonjtrol lof diplomacy. Dr. Levermore visits the Woman' College in Montgomery today. o SON OF CLIMAX KING WILL PROBE irUEDER Leesburg, Ga., Feb. 215. IRoy Btaz er, son df the man (who rwent under the name of A. D. Oliver, the supposed irililonaire ibanker, who wa3 assassinated February 17, has arrived from Es.henvllle, la., and iwill probe the murder to the (bottom. Six suspects, among them two ibank cashiers and prominent .business men, have been released, having proven an alibi to the satisfaction of the preliminary trial court. The son Is a conductor on the Rock Island railroad and has been estranged from his father for seventeen years. The first" news ot his fathers death w&a received through reading an account of the tragedy in a newspaper. 0 ' LOVED COUNRY MORE THAN WIFE; WTFEY SUES. Chicago, iPeb. 2.5.-Because Lieutenant Luidwlg IMlchenka, an officer in the lA(ustrian army, loved his ocuntry more than his wife, to use the latter's own words, Mrs. IMlchenka filed suit for divorce here today, changing desertion. : o "Is kissing an assault?" asks tha Baltdmore' Bun. It depends. If the aggressor lhappens to be an old maid, it Is. If we should he temipted by a rosy Texas angel, "it would be ai irresistible Impulse. iHouston Po3t. VANDERB LTS MAD T This Seaaon'i Team inely Upholds the Good Singing Record of the Cora- modores Singing. The VanderMIt Glee Club Came down in force last night and once asaln conquered a Tuscaloosa audi-' LAST NIGH ence, something they have been Iner there were 348 baths taken aside the habit of doing for several years from those taken in the dormitory It lias been three years since the were here last and the personnel o ( the club la greatly changed, yet fhe and 'lfty nlne- 1 the same period same high standard is pr&erved boll ,the Wmnasium attendanre in creas-as to nen and music. The Vanderbilt ed frora one hun(ire1 aild ninety-four Glea lub Is rather famed for its. elegant type, of fellows and the ex- cellence of tholr singing, They ex-,1'88 less tnat one hunred, has gradu-cellcd In both of these respects last ally Increased until the tally stood night. at two hundred and fifty five on Feb. The program was one of much In j15tn- While this Is not yet the num-terest and it was rendered with de jlier tnat Bnoul(1 normally belong In elded smoothness, spirit and care fo? a of the slze ot thls one H vea expression and for the brightness. that belongs 'with college singing "riving to put me ounuing into net-The chorus work is quite pleasing n l,ter shape' and ln maintaining a high in their medleys particularly proached a very finished standard. They could give pointers to many aa opera chorus in getting off bright and snappy songs. Their selections were also f a very happy nature. (nany years, during which time it has Their last number, "Alma Mater- by,rown trom a mere handful of mem-Mrs. Ashford is a heautiful song an. ers in sma11 rented quarters, should they sang It with evident relish and,Pe a matter 01 priae to luscaioosa. naturaJly sang it extremely well. The octette gave some very attractive numbers. Some of the harmon ic effects were fine and the shading was always pleasing. Their encores were particularly clever. The quartette composed of Messrs. Meeks Douglas, Henry and Viance was much liked. They did "De Coppal Moon" particularly well and their encore3 were mtst taking. Mr. Douglas displayed a baritone of mcst agreable quality with a remarkably high range, and he san with ityle. He led the chorus oa oeca.ions and his solo "Tb.3 Gypsy Trail" v. as greatly enjoyed, -AI,r. iMeeks, wm is the Club's able director, was the only member of thoP16 01 the city will be willing to jlLb who had been to' Tuscaloosa he- Pay the D,lls- fore with the organization. His sweet The series of religious meetings and appealing tenor was well reenem- fceld by the Association nearly every bered and he sang with fine effect last I Sunday since cool weather started night. His voice has a ring that is most attractive and he was recalled j several times, his last nunHber being "The Land of the Sky Blue Water" to Which he played his own accompani ment. John Simpson was one of the com ed'lane of the club wiho appeared ta creat advantage and was alwavs an Iilauded. Mr. Sciple's comedy songs , He has were thoroughly enjoyed, clever way of eettine his soura a- cross and kept the audience in bigl glee with his recital of "Sister Susie Seiwinig Shirts for Soldiers" and the "?aullne" song. The greatest Individual (hit wa made by Mr. Thornley Johe one of Alabama's own iboys who has recently gone to Vandenbilt. Very little over ainonth ago he was singing on the."1" citizensmp oi me same staee with Alabama's Glee Club! eet apart especially for the use of and last night he was a star with the Vanderbilts. He seemed perfectly at home in his new surroundings and ( evidently learned their program with amazing quckness. His lovely tenor sounded even hetter than usual n the "Lullalby" from Joc.n. Mr. Jobe'3 voice is wonderfully clear and clharm-ng in timbre and his range is remark- ably fine. He sings wth ease and j jonsiderable finish. His mezzo voce work was especially fine and he sang with the chorus and in his solos with artistic interpretatont He was recall-k d any number of times, finally singing the Clutsam "Plantation Song" which he gave 'here last Commencement so beautifully. . The accompaniments were playec with rare sympathy and delicacy by Mr. 'Heagan, whose rag time work tame in for much applause. Wilson Searight also played some of the clever accompaniments. The clufo made a fine impression and it can always count on cardial appreciation from a Tuscaloosa audience. Evidently the groundhog is trying to ; 1 make a record. Chicago News. Young Mens Christian Asso. An Important Public Utility The Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association are feeling i greatly encouraged over the condition of healthy growth that Is manifest in the life of the Association In spite of depressing financial conditions In the surrounding territory. Both the attendance on the rooms, and the use of the rlvlleges has In creased each month. Curing Decern. of which there Is no record kept, In January the number was six hundred to four hundred and fifty. Membership which n October 31st the Directors great encouragement in p-,,auB VL I They feel that the fact that the Association work in this city has ex-sted and been a recognized factor n the life of the community for so The Association now owns pro- perty worth over twenty thousand dollars all of which Is paid in but Ebout five thousand dollars. Considerable additional is owed for running expenses during the past eeveral years, but the Directors are row planning to raise sufficient mon-y each year to pay the running ex- enses. Whenever they are, unable to do this, they feel that the building thould be closed until proper arrange ments can be made. This they do lot anticipate havin&,to do as it is believed that while the attendance ind interest among the young people s as good as it has been ever since ! the building was erected, that the has been productive or mucn goou. Prominent men from other cities have heen brought here to speak to men boys, and excellent programs of eligious music have been rendered The gymnasium class instruction .tor hoys and young men has been a new Iealure lals wl,UBr' .'t'one great good. Marching, callsthe 11'CS aparatus work, and athletic fames have occupied the attention of ' . , . . ,! ,..oolr. a laree Mmuel vl u",a y, and some very marked progress has been made. One class in parallel work has learned many difficult feats 5f strength, self-control and Bgility jnder the direction of Mr. Jonah Lar-ick of the University. Recognising that the Y. 31. C. A. jroperty is truly the property of the I. .. ... i ! .v. -4.w ,he men and boys, the Directors have not hesitated to allow the use of privileges to outside organizations that had a useful place in the life )f the community. An early morning hour has been found for the High School girls each Saturday to practice in the gymnas-um under the direction of their r Mlss Harris011- These girls a'o use their noon recess rally dur- Eg the basket-ball season to practice in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. Other organizations that have profited by the existence of the fine I ymnasium are the Christian Endear- cr and other Young Peoples societies the class teams of the University, and the Boy Scouts. , The latter organization under the Management of Mr. C. F. Tillery has made a record to he iproud of. More than fifty boys ore registered members of this organization, and have taken the tenderfoot oath, with all that that implies. This organization is sheltered in, and fostred by the Y. M. C. A. meeting on an average twice weekly for huslness meetings, organized good turns, or for hikes and . Instruction trip to the woods or to. j the various industries of the city .where they are given Information a to the various processes employed, and their value to commerce. Perhaps one of the most- valuuble feature of the Y. M. C. A. Is the dormitory, where there are accommodations for twenty-five young men under Christian supervision, and with conven ences not to be secured except In the most expensive private boarding houses. The Secretary of the (Association and his wife room at the building, and the dorm torles have their pergonal care. A considerable sum was raised lust fall and Bpent upon necessary repairs to make the building comfortable. Much else remains to be done to freshen up with pa nt and kalsomine, screen windows and make a few changes In arrangements that would add greatly to the convenience of the public. The Directors are expecting to take up the matter of raising some extra funds to have these matters taken car e of In the near future. DR. DENNY 10 REM! Petitions were being circulated throughout the University yesterday requesting President Denny to retain his position as head of the institution. Practoally every student in the University, It is said, rwill he seen before the petitions are .presented to Dr. Denny on Saturday. The text of the petiton is as follows: "We, the students of the University of Alabama do hereby express to you our gratitude and apprecation for your noble service in the past and comvey to you our sincere hope that you will continue in the great 'work of upbuilding this Institution, our state and South." The movement is headed by J. Lis terHill, of Montgomery, President ct the Student Body. o 'KID" CANFIELD HERE REFORMED GAMBLER "Kid" Canfield, the reformed Gam bler, who has operated gambling houses through the United States, and was connected with Herman Rosen- i;thal, the gambler who was murdered in New York City. Kid Canfield is in the picture and with the picture, lecturing on his life story. Show ing you his early boyhood days when he first took a deck of cards in his hands and was found by his father who took "Kid' and drove him from home. We next find him about five years later a small gambler, after an elapse of ten years he is the proprietor of one of the largest gambling houses in the country. It was in this gambling house that bis last game of cards was played. A young man comes in and starts to play, and after playing for twenty eight hours the young man has lost all his money, $20,000, that did not belong to him, and looking at the picture, of his mother, decides to end it U. "Kid" Canfield go ' over the young man, lying on the gambling table and seeing a picture in his hand, looks at it and finds that It .is the picture of his own mother, and that the boy was his own brother, and besides the body of his hrother tears -up the cards and swears never again will he touch a card as long as 'he lives. In the complete history of the Rosenthal case ln New York City, "Kid" Canfield shows and tells you of the three informers, Harry Dallon, Sam Schepps and Jack Jtose. The four guiunen who' have met their death ,in the electric chair at Sing Sing will appear in the pictures, they posed for this production Ibefore they were put to death. . ":- ' This is one of the most interesting lectures that has ever been shown in this city. This is the samft production with "Kid" Canfield that appeared for ten days in the city of New Orleans. Four weeks at the Bijou Theatre ln New York City. T FALL BACK OVER BELGIUM BORDER Paris, Fub. 25. German troops released by the Gcrirum victory over tin Kuialuns In east Prussia, are pouring GERMAN HPS back Into Belgium to strengthen the! the Alabama Sunday School Assocla-Gcrinan line in the western thoator tlon announces Miat preparations have of war. It is roportod from AaUr.'Dow b(.t.n t.0)k.j for ,ne epproacn. dam that many troop trains passed ,. . c. . t- . . . 1"K Stale Sunday School Convention through Belgium toward Liege and'. ,,,,,, ., to be held In Dolhun, Ala., Wednes- llruiwi'ls during the night for west1.,.. .. , "lay, Thursday and Friday, April 7, dU , r' S and 9. Information form County The French have bepun a new sc- Kl, ,,.,.. B. . , , hunday hchool Association Presl-rii of attacks asalnst the Germans',.,,,,,, ,.,,, tents and other leaders throughout In tho Champagno district. The , , , , ,, , ,"ie state point to an unusually large 9cene of hard fighting ln that region ' ..... ., . an" representative Convention. The Is moving westward from the vicinity ,.. . ' program includes between 60 and 70 of Tortbee, Los Mesnilos 'Roausejour ',, ,,, , . , . jepresentatlve Sunday school leaders toward the Sulppes river. It Is evl- f a d(.nomlna(lon8, Inclu(ing Bever. dent tlikst the (French are trying to a, of Internallona, reutation. dislodge the Germans from some of. John u AIexan(Icrj of chirag0 th(J their positions east of Rhelms to pre- Teen.a, ., Supprmt(?n(ent of the In. vent further bombardments of the tern, ,unday Schoo, Agsoc,a. city from the heights of the east. Artillery engagements are report-' ru,,, valley. In the Vosges ihe G' o have opened a cannonade Sulzeren, ln upper Alsace, m-hK recently taken by the French. c B OF THE Electric Locomotive Now in Commis- sian and Electric Cars Carry Traliers. tend the (Adult Bible Class Conven- Yesterday the electric locomotive tion-of the B-T Ry. and Utilities Co., I A day and a half wlu be devoted to aiaue its first freight haul, hringing a car from the A. G. S. utp to the city. It is likely that the electriic will supplant the old dummy entirely after today. ' The electric has immense power and can pull a string of thirty cars and ;tvs will ,be a great institution i ...j handling of freight The dummy which has been making the tripe to Holt to haul the large crovnds especially on the 6 o'clock trip in the afternoon, was not used yesterday afternoon, the electric car taking out as a trailer one of the old dummy coaches. This provided ample accommodations for the crowd and the trailer plan work admirably. This will probably be the method ' persued now for some time and Tus- caloosa people will hardly see the ' dummy again, except on an emer- gency case, perhaps. Today probab- ly means the eternal passing ot he j, uu Ul uw.. ..uuo v. .Ua- na. MOVEMENTS IN BLOCKADE. J'ortsmouth, Feb. 25. Steamer Western Coast been sunk off Beauchy Head, Crew landed safely. Captain stated saw another ship sunk near I where his vesel went down. i London, Feb. 25. Reported Ger- mans sending flotilla of trawlers in- to North eea to plant mines along British coast. Great Britain Newspapers declare should not entertain any proposals allowing shipment of food Into Germany. Washington, Feb. 25. Believed so lution of war zone problem rests in Great Britain's hands. Government may change neutral attitude if lives of any United States' citizens lost. South Shields, Feb. 25. Crew of British collier Deptford, - which was sunk off Scarborough, arrived here. Ship's carpenter only one missing. . o THEY DO. , JacThe sight of an old schoolmate is en well, it might be called both meat and drink. Mary -Yea; that's what you men usually do in the circumstances. "Eh?" "Meet and drink.' Ex. 0 .. Of course it may be all right for the English ship captains to hoist the American flag whenever they smell onions on the high seas, but really, shouldn't they he willing to pay rent on It? Dallas News. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOC ATION Important and Interesting Program for the Meet in Dothan in April. The State Executive Commute of 'ti 1 5j A Executive Secretary onal Boy Scout Movement, known fls ,eading teen - - . ynprf , Amor,,Q ., International Sunday School As-sociation. He will speak from two to five times each day on various phases of work for "Teenrage' boys and , girls. Dr. iV. J. McGlotthlln, of the Southern Baptist Theological Semin- iary, Louisville, one of the leading Biblical scholars of North America, iwill give a course of five lectures on the International lessons for 1915. W. C. Pearce, of Chicago, the Adult I Division Superintendent International .Sunday School Association, will at- this department of Sunday school work. Dr. R. J. .Bateman, formerly of Virginia, now pastor of the First Baptist church of Troy, will conduct the sun rise prayer and consecration service each day of the Convention. Miss Minnie E. Kennedy, General Secretary of the Birmingham Sunday School Association, will speak on "The Educational Value of Music" and "The International Graded Lessons as a System of Religious Education.' E. L. Dodson, President of the Tuscaloosa County Sunday School Association, will deliver the opening address of the Convention, on the-Convention Keyword "Efficiency.' S. A. Russell, of Anniston, the first em ploye field worker of tho 0., 0 v, i v. , Sunday School Alabama Sunday 0, A , . School Association, will speak on iTI, . ... The Challenge of the Twentieth Cen- tury tQ the Twentieth Century glm Jay School R ,E Gre mingbam, Educational Superintendent for Alabama of the preshyteriam Cnurcn tj. s. A., will speak on "The , o.v-.. Conference Secretary of the North Alabama Methodist Conference, will speak on "Making the Bible School Efficient.' The music will be In charge of Prof. E. O. Excell, of Chicago, "The World' greatest Convention chorus leader, assisted by Prof A. W. Roper, ot Winona Lake, and Prof. J. H. Wien- and, of Mobile. Special conferences have been ar ranged for each department of the i Sunday School, and an entire after- noon will be given up to each conference. Special trains strictly for Sunday school delegates are being arranged bver the yarlous railroads. The various raIlroa(j8 of the state have granted reduced rates of about half rice. Entertainment will be furnished at a cost of $1-00 per day and upwards. PfiOHI BILL PASSES. Des iMoines, la., Feb. 25. The house by a vote of 9i2 to 14 passed the senate bill for constitutional prohibl-lonL subject to a referendum and a lecond passage by the legislature two years hence. The equal suffrage )ill, passed by both house and senate, where his vessel -went dawn. DISTILLERY DYNAMITED". Lexington, Ky., Feb. 25. Oldham Brotheri Cut-U'-'.M an Ky, yas dynamited, presumably by night riders, early today. - - aJ TTWIW1I IWfMH i .1,., ,. mm.,. Vv 7

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