Tuscaloosa News from Tuscaloosa, Alabama on October 4, 1914 · 1
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Sunday, October 4, 1914
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8 9s, THE TTJSCA XOOSA fisJ H i rvrvew$ Want Ad VOLUME 6 NTOBEE 45. TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, SUNDAY MOHNING, OCTOEEE 4, 1914. PEJCE FTVE CESIS SITUATION UNCHANGED BUT IS REPORTED FAVORABLE TO ALLIES Internal Conditions in Austria Become More Seri. ous Every Day. CZAB NICHOLAS GOES TO FRONT TO DIRECT FIGHT Germans Continue Attack On Ant werp Which Still Hold Out Against Invaders. CLAEAUGH TAKES OFFICE MONDAY Commission as Postmaster Received Here Saturday No Changes in Force. NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS BUT SITUATION FAVORABLE. Paris, Oct. 3. (Midnight) An official announcement says there are no new developments. The situation Is favorable to .the allies. CZAR NICHOLAS LEAVES FOR FRONT. Petrograd, Oct. 3. lit was announced this afternoon that Czar Nicholas had loft for the front. INTERNAL CONDITIONS IN AUSTRIA SERIOUS. Vienna, (By Courier to Rome) Oct. 3. Internal conditions of Austria are rapidly 'becoming so serious it may- ibe necessary to withdraw from ithe front a great part of ithe Austrian itroqps to suppress revolts 'Which are threatened in many localities. Living conditions are "becoming lunlbeawalble, racial Tiatrads are at white heat. Reports of prepara tions being made to remove the capital to Salsburg or Prague are denied. GERMANS CONTINUE ATTACK ON ANTWERP. Antwerp, Oct. 3. The German ibomlbardmenit was extended last E'iigjht to four more forts on the eouith ami southeast of the city. Shells are raining today on the entire first line of defense. The heaviest fire Is diiirected against Font Keoniglhoyot. , The -war office claims (the (bombardment Is doinig littfle dalmage. A sma magazine at Fort Waellham was Iblow.n m fey a "German shell. IAI German aeroplane today' dropped thousands of circulars into the City asking the Belgians to cease fighting in the interest of Great Britain and Russia. BISKS LIFE TO TIGHT FOR PEACE. IRome, Oct. 3. Disregarding the orders of ptoysicianB, foreign Minister Sangiulano today left . Ms sidk (bed to renew the fight to keep Itally neutral. While well and active, Sanlgiulano was able to kiofeat the effortts of the (military parity to plunge 'Itally into -war with Austria. iWIhen (he became ill the militarists gained the ascendency. He now risks. life to fight for peace. - LONG EXPECTED BATTLE BEGINS IN POLAND. iPetrograd, Oct. 3. The long expected Ibattle in western Russian (Poland lhas (begun according to advices from tlhe (fromt. The advance guards are in contact In iKielce whijob. is north of the Vistulia river. A million (Russians are opposing 600,000 ) IG-ermans and 300,0Of0 Auetrians. In the meantime the Russians are still pursuing the Germans who are retreating from the Su-kalki district and the Rius- " slan left wing teas crossed Into, east Prussia. The Germans and Austrians occupy a curved front extending ifrom Then to Cracow. 20,000 WOUNDED RUSSIANS IN MOSCOW HOSPITALS. Moscow, Oct. 3. There are i2'0,'00O wounded Russians here. The city is one vast hospital. The vast nuonlberB of wounded from Galicia and the Germlan . border indicate that the fighting Is severe. CROWN PRINCE HAS BEEN REPULSED. Paris, Oct. 3. An official statement at 3 o'clock this afternoon says the army of Crown Prince Frederick William has Bam F. Clabaugh received hie com nrisslon as postmaster of Tuscaloosa Saturday morning. It was signed by rrKBiuem wiison ana postimast-r General Burleson. The reports are being made up and the office checked preparatory to being turned' aver to Mr. Clafbaugh. Ho will (assume control tomorrow. It is announced that there will ibe no changes in the personnel of the force in ithe offico, and Ernest Townsend 'will ihold the office of assistant postmaster. MURDER CASES SET FOR TRIAL King and Bonifay Trials on Docket for Thursday Before Judge Harwood. LOOK 17 IRK TO RESUM E Official Announcement Received at Government Office Here Men Ordered Back. Official announcement was receiv ed at the office of the government en gineer Saturday to the effect that work would be resumed at Lock 17 Monday. This action was expected following the passage of the appro priation hi1!! by congress several days ago. The men who ihave left the lock have been ordered to return to wcrk and H is expected that a full force will be on hand tomorrow. The money which was appropriated Mil be sufficient to complete the work at Lock 17. LET T RESERVOIR Six cases charging first degree mur der are set for trial In county court this week. They will ibe tried toy Judge Barwood who will exchange places with Judge Foster this iweek, the latter conducting count at Eu-tajw. The trials of Tossie King and V. F. Bonifay are set for Thursday. Both are charged wilh the murder of Police Officer Thrower. Bonifay sued out a writ of habeas corpus in an effort to secure ibis liberty and i was granted Ibail in the sum of $500 but an appeal was taken by Solicitor Verner and lie was put !back in jail without batl pending ithe final dispo sition of the case. The ease of Pew- era Hill, charged with first degree murder, is set for Wednesday. Johu Terrell and Charley Moore, negroes ' will be tried for murder Tuesday and Mary Oreecy, a negro woman, will be tried Friday. TShe past week in county count has been an exceptionally busy one. Judge 'Foster 'has set a netw record for disposing of cases and has been kept ! busy every day during Uhe iweeik. laree number of non-jury "criminal cases were tried and settled and number of civil cases were cleareJ from the docket. President Sprott Authorized to Sign Papers Laying Pipe Lines Now. (been repulsed in the region of Arlgonne. The Germans attack on Roye has (been repulsed. The French are imaklng Slow tout sure progress in the Woevrer region. ANOTHER ITALIAN SHIP IS SUNK. iParis, Oct. 3. A dispatch! from Home states that another Italian ship lhas been sunk by an Austrian mine in the Adriatic sea and the crejw of 50 was all lost. 1 . ' REINFORCEMENTS SAVED GENERAL VON KLUCK. lHordeaux, Oct), 4.( Minister of War Millerand today stated that the steady arrival of reinforcements lhas saved General Von Klutek's artny from disaster. Early in the weelk the German! right wing was dn desperate straights and' bad Ibegun a re-' treat wlhen reinforcements arrived. Violent fighting stilll rages around: Roye fwhere the Gertnans are making a desperate effort to ibreai the allies attack. GERMANS CLAIM ALLIES DISLODGED. ; Berlin, Oct. 3. An offioijfl re port states that the Germans in France .have dislodged the allies from their positions south of Roye and ihave defeateki the 'attempts of the allies to outflank the right wing. ''The situation in tihe cen ter is unchanged," says the report. "In 'Bellgiulm Fort Waelham, one of the defenses of Antwerp, . ihaa ibeen invested. Termonde has been captured." President Sprott of city commission was authorized 'by the Iboard Saturday to sign a contract with -the. Pitt Construction Co., of Pittsburgh, for the building of the reservoir for the (waterworks, which will be located on Castle HiTl. It will Ibe constructed af reinforced concrete and will cost ap proximately ?30,000. Woolsey Fin nell, superintender of the waterworks system is now laying the mains from the pump station to Oasitle Hill and expects to complete that ipart of the work in two weeks. Mains will then be laid from ithe (reservoir eite to ithe city limits. ; SPROTT RET E 111;,, IS SIOlER Robertson Will Succeed Him, Taking His Office Monday Morning. ' PRESIDENCY OF COMMISSION MATTER OF MUCH SPECULATION Commissioners Will Settle Question at Meeting Tuesday Bodes Commends Sprott. VILLA'S FORCES RENEW FIGHTING 'Naco, Ariz., Oct. 3. Firing has begun on the hills to the front and right of Naco Sonoma, Just across the border. Villa's army is attacking the intrenched forces of Canranza.- A garrison of American cavalry on the border is maintaining a strict patrol. Mexico Oitly, Mex., Oct. 3. Eighty- eigW constitutionalist generals, practically all wearing big army re volvers, met in the chamber of deputies today to continue preparations for the national peace congress wthich will probably oipen October 10. The (principal question considered today was the eligibility of delegates. General Riamon Geuiittemnez was elect ed president of the peace convention. News that Villa has executed Augustine Perez and Jose iSandevial, mem bers of the aristocratio Cieztilfico party is taken to mean tlhatithe ban-! d'it cfhief will fight to the last for the reforms In favor of the peons,, if a re sort to arms Is necessary. Naco, Ariz., Oct. 3. Bkiircnishing between Carranza and Villa troops began across tihe border this morn ing. MR. WYLY HONORED The many friends of Mr. B. F. Wyly, Jr., are congratulating him on is election to the position of vice president and general manager of the Pep-To-Lac company at tlhe meeting of the directors in 'Birmingham dur- ng tihe pasWaw days. Mr. Wyly will have charge of the operation; and management of the company and will have headquarters in 'Birmingham. Mr. Wyly has spent much of his time Tuse josa during the past 18 months and his friends !here are pleased to learn of bis ejection to this important position. ' A number of thrifty Virginia agri culturists are now expected to make arrangements -tor exportation of a fine mint crap to other states. Washington Star. iS. H. Sprott, president of the city commission for the past three years, retired from the board Saturday and will (be succeeded iMonday iby D. B. Robertson, who was elected last Mon day. President 'Sprott ihas been a member of the commission since it was created, being appointed lby Gov ernor O'Neal to fill the long term of three years. (He will again enter tlie practice of law here and will be associated with A. S. Van de Graafr, as he was prior to ibis acceptance of the position on the commission. Those who are 'familiar with the record of the city commission state that President Sprott has made a splendid record as a public official. He has given practically his entire time to the work of the city for the past three years and has worked dil- gently and carefully over every problem wlhioh the city commjission hag .had to face. 'During his tenm of office, iprobably more difficulties 'have come up that in any previous period of the sarjie length in the history of Tuscaloosa, and the city, as well as the municipal government, has undergone a wonderful development. In speaking of the retirement of President Sprott yesterday Camciis- sioner Rodes, who has been associat ed with him on the board for the past two years said: "Tuscaloosa loses the services of one of the most faitih-ful men I have ever seen in 'public life. During the time I hatve served on the board with Mr. Sprott, ! have had occasfon to tearn of (the "great service which he has Tendered Tuscaloosa1. He lhas placed ithe good of the city albove his own personal aimiM-tlons in every case, and I believe that no man ever considered the problems which confronted him rwith a keener realization of the duties of his office and the ciblligation (he owed tbe public than Mr. Sprott." Mr. Robertson, who will succeed Mr. Sprott on the board, is considered well fitted for the position. Bis service of a niumlber of years as city clerk and later as a member of the board of aldermen and ohaimman of tie finance committee has given him ideal training for (the difficult duties of commissioner. iMir. Robertson is a successful business man of the city and lias tihe confidence of the business interest as well as the public generally. The question of the presidency of the commission is still in an unsettled condition. The members of the board are expected to take action on this matter at their meeting Tuesday and there is much, speculation las to what course they will pursue. The concensus of opinion seems to be that Mr. Robertson was elected simply as a member of the (board, and ithat the three commissioners iwill ihave to select their own president. It is stated that this is the opinion held by the three commissioners, including Mr. Robertson. iSome good legal authorities, however, contend that Robertson should succeed to the presi-dency . without any election by thej members of the board. The outcome is awaited with interest by the peO' pie of Tuscaloosa. ALABAMA IIS 0 0 Howard Team Put Up Hard Fight, Holding Local Squad to Two Touch Downs. SATURDAY'S GAMES Alabama 1 1, Howard 0. Sewanee 59, Cumberland 0. Vanderbilt 42, Henderson-Brown 6. Tec'h 20, South' Carolina 0. Auburn 60, Hamilton 0. Mercer 0, Chattanooga 16. Georgia 13, Citadel 0. Arkansas 20, Hendrix 13. Louisiana State 61, Louisiana Institute 0. North Carolina A. & M. 51, Wake Forest 0. Texas 30, Trinity 0. Davidson 0, Clemson 0. COMMITTEE GETS y OFFERS FOR m COTTON Buy-a-Bale ATTENDANCE HIGH SGOO Large Proportu 4ee Members Act Wi. Aianama defeated the Hoiward football eleven on the local campus Saturday by the score of 14 ito 0. 'The iBajptiats showed themselves strong in tihe first :hallf. and for awhile seemed to be the equal to the local team. Alabama was forced' to kick several times and was allowed but few first dawns. But in itlhe sec ond half Alalbama came baMk with more "pep" a.,C fight and forced over two tou'dhdqwns. Alabama played straight football! using end runs and Ibucks almost exclusively, while Howard resorted to the forward pass, which, ihowever succeeded only twice, one for 10 yards and anotiher for 1 5 yards. Bully (Wm.) Van de Graaff's long punting, 'Lane and Morton's lhard tackling, Harsh and Japlin's broken field running, and Tubby Long's fierce line bucking were the features of the game. ' , Coach Graves sent In at some period of the game practically every member of the reserve squad. Saul at guard, Wells at quarter, Cobb tackle, and Whittlesey at tackle all displayed good form ri-:., The line-ups were as follows: . lAtama1 Love, (Broyles, left end; Van de Graaff, Whittlesey, left tackle; Hones, Saul, Miller, left guard1; Barnett, Miller, center; 'BO' man, right guard; Hicks, (Tight tadkle; Cargile, Izzard, right end; Jjoplin, Wells, Johnson, quarterback; Long, Weir, fulPback; Harsli, (Bates, rlgbt half; Morton, Neville, left half. Howard' Shaw, left end; Walker, left tackle; Taylor, left guard; Rich, center; (Ford, right guard; Gaines, right tackle; UcPhaul right end; Robertson, quarterback; Blackweld- er, fullback; Blair, right half; Ac ton, deft half. Sumimary Touchdowns: Alabama by Harsh and' Morton. Gfcals, The "Buy-anBale" movement is a Burning large proportions In Tusca loosa. The list of men wlio iwill pur chase bales at 10 cents :s (growing and it is hoped with the aid of outside individuals and firms to ibe aible to take care of "distress cotton" here. Headquarters for the (movement have been established at t)he board of trade rooms. A constant stream of farmers are passing to these rooms asking fo.' a chance to sell a bale at 10 cents. Over 150 Ibales ihave been lifted with one bale to eadh man wihlle allxiut a 'hundred bales lhaive been subscribed to Ibe Iboughit at this price. 'Before a 'bale can be sold an application has to be filled out and signed by a notary ipulblic Insuring a clear title to the bale and also giving information as to why 'this should 'be sold now. A committee of business men passes on tihese applications and the "distress cotton" is given the rtoht of way. "Distress cotton-" is tlhat which has to be sold to pay Yiv ing expenses and the expenses of gathering the crop. "The landlords are asked to be lenient with tiheir tenants in the payment of rents. The committee contends tihat they should grant an extension of time of should accept cotton at 10 cents in payment. Some tenants faave reported that the landlords are lasltlng Imme diate payments in caslh. . o AT Lie LARGESHfli Many Activities In Connec tion With School Courses Promise Fine Results. PRACTICAL TALK BY BUSINESS MEN TO BE GIVEN FREQUENTLY Boys' Band and Girls' Glee Club Formed Join Two Athletic Association, MEDICAL CLUB AT UNIVERSITY Students Who Intend to Follow Med icine as a Profession Form Organization. Alabama 2, by Van de Graaff. Time of play 44 minutes. Referee, Moody. Headlineman, Van de Graaff. Time keepers, HIH, Kelly. Umpire, Hack-ett. o . ' I STRONG BILLS AT MOVIE THEATESS THIS WEEK Miss Loeffler's violin recital will be given at Central ' college Friday evening, October 16th. Manager Howell has arranged an unusuallv strong program at fris theaters, the 'Diamond and Belvedere for the ensuing week including some of the most famous .motion picture stars now appearing before the ipuib lie. At the Belvedere Monday Charles Ogle 'and Mary Fuller in "The Last Assignment," an Edison drama. Tuesday, the Essanay idirama, "The Cihasm," witih Richard Travers and Bryant Washburn. Wednesday, Kins Baasrot and Arline Pretty in "The Silent Valley," Imp. drama, al so John Bunny, Flora Finch and Wil liam Shea in "The Old Maid's 'Doll.! At the Diamond, .Monday, "The Perils of Pauline" with Crane Wilbur, Pearl White and Paul Panzer. Tuesday Francis Forde and Grace Gurnard In "The Twins' Double." Wednesday, Protea II. Wednesday, J. Warren Kerrigan and Cera SisBon In "Little Meb and I." TO BETAIN TAX ON BANK CAPITAL Washington, D. C, Oct. 3.t- The democratic members of the senate finance committee today determined to retain the tax on bank capital and surpluB pro- vided the house war tax bill doubled the tax on manufact urers of tobacco and cigaTS. acy under the sea. Detroit Free Italy is still on the fence, but she has probably figured out by thSs time on which side the ground is softest. Charleston News and Courier. Germany seems to bold 'the suprem- The University of Alabama Medical Clulb has just been onganized among the students who are taking work in the college of arts and sciences prv paratory to the study of me .Heine, with a charter 'membership of thift-y-six. The organization of the c'ub follows t)he inauguration of a plan this year iby whlieh a student who takeB the first two years in the academic department and then completes the four year course of study in tlhe school of medicine at (Molbii (Will receive the degrees of Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine. Meeting of the club will ibe beld everv Monday evening. At these meetings papers will be read, medi dall itoplcs discussed, and from time to time lectures on various pihases of medicine will 'be delivered before the ibody by iphysiloians of Tuscaloosa. The purpose of the clulb is to in crease the knowledge of the science af medicine among its members and to (help In the improvement of sani tary conditions at tlhe university. The officers of the club are as foildws: T. B. Tucker, secretary; J T. Sanders, secretary; F. D. Par- ham, correspondent. The members are V. 0. Adams, Jas. Adams, J. L. Appleton, D. W. Cart- ledge, J. G. Chadwick, C. Crifwford, E. R. Campbell, H. B. Dewling, W. L. Flowers, W. A. Gayle, J. U. Greenwood, L. W. Hollis, F. D. John ston, H. T. Jones, P. H. Kennedy, Ci F. Lewis, J. M. Laney, F. W. Mason, W. E. McGratb, J E. (Neigh bors, Jr., J. L. Packer, F. D. Par-ham, L. M. Rozier, T. K. Ray, J. M. Roberts, C. H. 'Roberts, J. T. Sanders, E. P. Seiwelt, W. G. Shamblin, G. .S. Turney, T. E. Tucker, R. M. Thig- pen, L. C. Woodson, Jr., P. K. Wil liams, J. D. Walter, C. O. Weed- worth. o The inclusion of the third 'week.. of the city high school yesterday witnessed the aocompliahmont of mure work and the completion of more urbanizations than lias iperbajta ilwsxi the case in any previous session in th same length of time. The enrollment for the .present session is iha: highest known, being 211. While this number indicates a full school, it does not sbow a crowded condition at the higih school grades as the bu;M-ing can accommodate an attendance of 250. All classes recite in douftila- sections with the exception of tiia fourth year class. This is compose:! of 19 young men and women anil 5s small enough to admit of individuaa attention without being divided'. The big!h school athletic association, organized Hast week, is this year-composed of the girls" assuciaitaa and the boys' association united iaw Tuscaloosa High School Athletic association. A member of the Euuior class, Mr. Robert Sanders, has ibea elected president. The other oETJoera are vice president, Miss Esther Tattle; secretary. Miss Myrtis Freomaa. and treasurer, Mr. LeRoy Peatoa-Season tickets, admitting to all' games of football, baskeflhaU andl" baseball are toeing sold to the papUsi and friends of the association-Last Thursday tlhe Eugene - ju Smith society, tlhe society formed last session for the study of naturai history, was reorganized for the present year. Dr. Herbert Smith aivd :Mra. Smith were present and outlined aome work for the society for the next tx0' months. Both of these lover3 or nature wfll aid the fboys and girls of t&e high school this year, ialccomspanying them on excursions for fossils, trips to the woods and in the collection of specimens to be added to the mtzseara of the high school, Ibegun two year ago. The officers of tlhis society arer- presiden.t, M.r. Lee iSmallwood!: iew president, Miss Katie Lee BouftpXy- secratary, Mr. LeRoy Peatan; traa- urer, Mr. Harold Crutcher, and curator, Mr. Banks Kennedy.. Under the supervision of 'Miss Xa clille DeVere, supervisor of music. boys' 'band and a girls' glee club lhas.. been inaugurated. During tibe. coming week the two literary societies, the Henry van Dyike and the James Barrle, will be perfected, thus .completing the organizations for tha. present year. The first of the Wednesday asmrjx-ing programs that are given weekly -before the students and factfJty ni the high school was enjoyed last. Wednesday, wlben Miss Stella Harris gave a thoroughly interesting talk oa "Listening to Music." Miss Ifanra. gave several of the f undamentafl d-Ba. that form the basis of good music, . and eaplained why some music rwre-en joyed more than Other kinds of ,ma Sic. At tihe conclusion f it.fco Miss Harris (played a number of -sfmrt selections and had the pupils igness the type of music the selection nras Intended to represent iby listening t it. These prograjmB o-n .mnstf urna J. MAUI0N TEAM IN CITY. The Marion Institute foojball team was In Tuscaloosa Saturday on their return from Startoville, Miss., wfhere they played' Mississippi A. & M. college. Marion was defeated 53 to 0 by the Mississtpplans Friday. There are dumdums in political warfare, too. Chicago News. given each month under the aaaptcsa of the Tuscaloosa Music Teae6er" association. On Wednesday of this weefe th first of a series of talks by basin ea men will be given by Mr. J.T. Eorne. representing .(manufacturers. The-public is cordially invited to fe fjrea ent at these open meetings. ' Later ottoer (practical taH fronr memlbers of the various professions and the leading lines of business -mrHI be made at the assembly hoar cot Wednesday. The members of the senior eJas this year are: Messrs. Robert Saa- (Continued on Pag 5)

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