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" EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
j.XW'll No. 114.
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{[[SITES TO
SUPPING MEET
William L. Marcy, Col. J.
, ir d Abbott And City
cnselor Kiley To Attend
rt j, an t Marine Conference
'Yashins. ton On Wednesday
5 FORMER mayors
SELECTED 11Y RITCHIE
jv!> will be well represented
tanu nl convention of the Na
jjcr'hant Marine Association.
Slrt ,|g on Wednesday of next
i! ’hr Hotel Washington, Wash
[i c Representatives of the
i principal Industries and com
rc.iiii/ations will attend the
ulcn (Jovernor Hitehle, In be-
I Marvland. mid the ('hlef Exe
iof number of other Stales,
rJI ttend.
local lleleirales Named
or Samuel Jones. acting In ne
iwith a h iuest from oftlcluls
i asmriatlon. has named three
1 1 < t.i officially represent An
iit the convention. These tire
K.lwrril Abbott. United States
rearedl, Dr. William 1.. Marcy.
, faculty of St. John's College.
f:t Counselor Hugh It. Riley
li'mn to those. (Jovernor Hitehle
i? designated two former
tof the city to attend. These
lies F. Strange, ut present an
:aa in the City Council, and
J Levy The convention will he
1-dav affair, and will culminate
but banquet at the hotel.
Jppim: situation Paramount
atwdation's convention pro
cails for nil unusual set of ad
i and informal talks on the
nf alt nation Every angle will
chert by an authority in his line
r Joseph E Uansdell. of Ixmiai
mirtem of tin> National Mcr-
Maritu* Association, will open
mention and preside over the
aessions Senator Wesley L.
of Washington, chairman of the
i t'.'mmituy on Commerce, and
ite of the Shipping Bill on the
of the Senate, will toll of the
itiv,. phases iif the problem,
national defense value of an
cr American merchant marine
I* the topic of Col. Theodore
'TnnUnunl On l*ar 4.)
Ta
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HAVANA
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CIGARS
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SEE THE
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* Saturday, / ehruary 3rd
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C.TV ASSEMBLY ROOMS
Clay. February 2nd t
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ihe Fair Price Grocery Co.
64 WEST STREET
Opens February Ist , 1923
'* incite the public to come and see our stock and prices.
c S to the public the clerk and delivery cost.
ROY V. TYDINGS, Manager
— ■ ■
(Coentna Qlnpitnl.
FOUR MEN CONVICTED OF
MURDER. ELECTROCUTED
IN ARKANSAS TODAT
fflv Tl**
LITTLE ROCK. ARK.. Feb. 2.
Four moa convicted of murder were
electrocuted here today.
The men went to the electric chair
In the following order: Duncan
- Richardson, Ben Richardson, F. G.
Bullon, all convicted of the murder
of Ira Culp, farmer, near Wilmot,
Ark., and Will Uebord, convicted of
, the murder of Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
! Silsby, in Stone county.
None of the men showed much emo
tion and all were able to walk un
, assisted to the chair. Duncan Rieh
’ ardson, aged 29, was brought into
the death chamber several minutes
before the apparatus was ready.
“Good morning, gentlemen,” he
j said to the assembled authorities and
witnesses.
He displayed no nervousness and
l looked with interest ut the work that
was going on.
He walked about the chair, look
, !ng at it, and started towards the
switchboard where the executioner
was at work. The latter jumped
quickly aside.
“Don't le afraid of me," Richard
son, who was not handcuffed, said:
! "I would as soon have you do it as
anyone.”
When tiie apparatus was ready, he
walked to the chair unassisted. With
in three minutes of the time he sat
down he was pronounced dead.
Bullon, after being in the chair five
minutes, was removed and placed in
a coffin. The undertaker noticed he
appeared to te breathing slightly and
refused to take the body. The body
was replaced In the chair and the cur
rent re-applied.
MRS. ALBERT GORMAN
BURIED IN BALTIMORE
The funeral of Mrs. Sallie Gorman,
wife of Albert Gorman, of Baltimore,
and sister of Mrs. James Brashears.
of this city, was held this afternoon
at 3 o’clock from the Gorman home,
109 East Lafayette avenue. Baltimore.
Burial was In Loudon Park cemetery.
Mrs. Gorman’s death occurred yes
terday at the Hospital for the Women
of Maryland. It was due to double
pneumonia and followed a week's ill
ness. Mrs. Gorman was a native of
1 Ellicott City. Her mother, Mrs. Nellie
Owings, makes her home here with
Mrs. Brashears.
| j NAVY GRID. CAPTAIN
IN INDOOR GAMES
Arthur Carney, two hundred and
fifteen pound guard and captain of
| next year's Navy football team, will
represent the Naval Academy in the
shot-put in the Georgetown Univer
sity's indoor meet at Convention Hall,
February 21.
Navy will enter the 'varsity relay
starting Voss, Hammond, Schuetz. and
a fourth man to be announced later.
The Plele team will run in the fresh
men relay.
Other entries are Stryker and Mar
shall In the sprints; Captain Hud
son and Huckins in the hurdles and
Opie and Johnson in the high jump.
r N
GEORGE BEBAN
—IX—
“The Sign of the Rose
CHICLE PLAYHOUSE
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
FURNITURE
£ Upholstered, Repaired and Refinished.
Picture Frames Made to Order.
J. B. BETHEL
? 117 Market St. Phone S3B-J.:
2
O Business Established Over Sixty Year*!
8! W. F. CHILDS & SON j
o I Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables.
O Canned anil Bottled Goods.
Fresh a n d Smoked Meats.
2 Prompt deliveries. Polite service. Orders
solicited. Phone 92.
O STOKES: 199 ANT* 171 CONDUIT ST.
a no
MISS m HELD ;
FOR OMR FRAUDS
Young Woman Who Cashed
Worthless Checks Here, Com
mitted For Jury
It develops that the fraudulent
check operations of Miss Gertrude
Wagner were not only confined to
Annapolis, but she is now’ being held
in Baltimore for grand jury action,
on like charges. As told in yester
day’s issue of The Evening Capital.
Miss Wagner visited Annapolis a lit
tle more than a month ago. and ob
tained more than $250 ly means of
worthless checks.
Miss Wagner's arrest was made in
Baltimore Wednesday night 1 y agents
of the Department of Justice on a
charge of “obtaining money through
impersonating a Federal employee.”
This arrest grew out of her visit here
a little more than a month ago when
she had checks cashed through a
room dork of the hotel Maryland.
Then it developed that the police of
ficials of Baltimore were hunting the
young woman on similar charges.
Held For Grand Jury
Accused of passing a number of
worthless checks, she was held for
the grand jury of Baltimore by Mag
istrate J. H. Stanford in Central
Police Court yesterday. Her bail was
Placed at $1,500. Detective Lieuten
ants R. E. Freeman and T. W. Quirk
testified that the young woman is
wanted in Quantico, Va., and Wash
ington. D. C.
At yesterday’s hearing Miss Wag
ner specifically was charged with
passing a worthless check for SSO a>
at the i ank of the Security Trust and
Storage Company.
Samuel Pollack. 1728 Guilford ave
nue, testified that he cashed a check
for S2O for Miss Wagner. She also
is alleged to have had checks cashed
by Elizabeth Hughe 3, 717 Tenth
street. Northwest, Washington. The
accused made no statement at the
hearing.
Ruhr Coal Blockade Complete
(llv The ArtMorltttrd I’rr**.*
DUSSELDORF, Feb. 2.—The block
ade of the Ruhr Valley from within
is now complete. Not a single ton
of coal or coke has entered Cermanj
from the Ruhr in the last 38 hours,
the French authorities announced,
adding that the measures that they
had put into effect Wednesday were
eutirely effective.
VAGABONDS VS. WYMANS
10 CLASH HERE TONIGHT
After a layoff fer a week, the Vaga
toml A. C. basketball team is all set
for the game with the strong Wyman
A. C., of Baltimore, to te playeu m |
the gymnasium at St. John's College !
tonight. The local tossers have had
several workouts this week, and
should be in better trim for the fray
than at any time this season.
The Wymans are leaders of the Bal
timore League just now. so it would
appear that the “Vags” have a tough
proposition ahead of them. “Billy”
I Lush, well-known basketball and
I l aseball coach, will referee the con
i test. The Vagabonds will play a ser
ies of three games with the strong
Baltimore Orioles, according to an
nouncement made by the manage
ment of the team today. The lisst
battle is scheduled to be played in
Baltimore February 9. the second at
Annapolis, February 16, and the third
in the Fifth regiment armory, Balti
more. February 24.
BASKET-BALL!
Bladen Street Armory
Saturday, February 3
A H. S SENIOR GIRLS
VS
, A. 11. S. JUNIOR GIRLS
A. H. S. HOYS
VS
CALVERT HALL
H Admission. 25e. First gamp 7 :.TO !
*OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
SPECIAL
Z For Friday and Sa u dav £
| While Thev Last t
Z —O—" O
* EXTRA FINE CAPONS, Z
50c PER LB. g
Z LARGE ARTICHOKES.
| g 20c EACH.
SCALA & CO.
<f r ROM FT DELIVERY. PHONE ST £
O
0000000000000000000 000004.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1884.
ANNAPOLIS. MB., FRIDAY, FEHRVAKY 2. *1023
iIiIYIH
ATHLETIC CSfiD
FOR TOMORROW
Basketball Team To Play Buck
nell. Swimmers To Cavort
With Pittsburgh And Gym
nasts Contest With Philadel
phia Turnverein.
PLEBES VS. WESTERN
HIGH BASKETERS
Meeting Bucknell University on the
basketlall court, and the University
of Pittsburgh In a dual swimming
meet, which will be the principal at
tractions, midshipmen athletes will
stage their first big card of winter
indoor snorts at the Naval Academy
tomorrow afternoon.
There will te four competitions in
all on the program, the others le
ing a gymnastic meet with the Phila
delphia Turnverein and a basketball
game between teams of the “Plebes"
and Western High School, of Wash
ington. Events in the swimming and
gymnastic tourney, and the court
game with .Bucknell will get under
way at the same time, 2:20 leing the
schedule, while the Plel e-High School
basket! all contest is scheduled for 4
o’clock.
Bucknell Has Veteran Team
The Bucknell basketers will present
practically the same lineup as rep; e
jented the Lewis!urg institution ins’,
season. Captain Coe will jump cen
tre; Dayhoff and Bunting will work
at the forwards, and Bihl and Diet
rich will do the guarding. All are
HVmHiinr#t in Puri l 4.1
ELKS mm Fill!
PAST EXALTED RULERS’
NIGHTHEKTWEOtiESDAV
Wednesday night of next week will
le "Past Exalted Rulers’” night in
the Annapolis lodge of Elks, and
members of the order now are malt
ing preparations to celebrate the oc
casion.
This is one o’ the big occasions of
the year in Llkdom. when surviving
I Past Exalted Rulers make it a point
J to attend a regular weekly meeting.
Ceremonies incident to the meeting,
in fact, are turned over entirely to
tiie firmer presiding officers who. for
the time t eing. relegate the regular
officers from their posts. The meet
ing will le featured by short ad
dresses by the P. A. E.'s, and at the
j close of ceremonies there will be a
social session, for which delicious salt
water oys’ers and other edibles will
be provided.
Seventeen of the 22 men who havp
served as Exalted Rulers since the
organization of the lodge are still liv
ing—a rather remarkable record, —
and it is expected that all of these
will le present fer the coming func
tion.
MANY CITIES IN RUHR ARE
GETTING SHORT OF FOOD
(Bj Tti® \,< iute<* Pres*.)
DUSSELDORF, Feb. 2.—Many Ruhr
cities and towns ar e complaining to
I the French authorities that their fcod
supplies ar 0 getting low. The burgo
master of Recklinghausen, to cite one
instance, has informed headquarters
that his people have only enough
i potatoes to last tea days. This vege
| table, together with cabbage and
! other garden products, forms the
! chief diet of the Ruhr workers.
Two food trains from Holland were
brought in through the Belgian zone
today.
CALENDAR OF SPORTING
EVENTS TOMORROW
Following is the time schedule
of athletic events booked to take
place here tomorrow:
Basketball—Navy vs. Bucknell,
> Dahlgren Hall, 2:30.
Swimming—Navy vs. Univer
£ sity of Pittsburgh, Gvmna3ium,
> 2:30.
£ Gymnastics—Navy vs. Phila
>• delphia Turnverein, Gymnasium,
l 2:20.
> Basketball—Navy “Plebes” vs.
£ Western High School, of Wash
ington. Gymnasium. 4.
Basketball Annapolis High
> School, State armory Senior
> giris \s Junior girls; boys vs.
Calvert Hall School. Girls’ game
, i starts 7:30.
; TWENIV BASEBALL I
j GAMES FOB CBBETS
St. John’s Outfit Will Travel
North Instead Of South
This Spring
Twenty baseball Raines are listed
for the nine of St. John's College dur
ing the coming Spring season. The
complete schedule has been announc
ed by the athletic authorities. In
only one instance have negotiations
not finally been closed. This concerns
the annual contest with Pennsylvania
Military College, at Chester, tenta
tively booked for May 2.
The season will open with Ford
ham. April 6. and close May 29. when
the Cadets meet the midshipmen.
Eleven cf the games will be played
it home and nine away. Instead of
a southern journey the Cadets will
make a five-day northern trip extend
ing into Pennsylvania. The complete J
schedule follows:
April 6—Kordhain.
April 7—Gallaudet.
April 13—Maryland, at College Park.
April 14—dallaudet, at Washington.
April 20—William and Mary.
April 21 —Western Maryland.
April 24—St. Bonaventurc.
April 27—Washington, at Cliester
town.
April 28—Delaware, at Newark.
May 2—P. M. C., at Chester (pend
ing).
May 3—Franklin and Marshall, at i
Lancaster.
May 4—Gettysburg, at Gettysburg j
May 5—W est er n Maryland, at !
Westminster.
May 12—Johns Hopkins, at Home
wood.
May 16—Johns Hopkins.
May 19—Dickinson.
May 22—Maryland.
May 24—Gettysburg.
May 26—Washington.
May 29—Navy, at Annapolis.
ST. MARGARET’S DOWNfL~
P. O. TEAM AT “DUCKS”
On Wednesday night bowling was
in order again at St. Margaret's. The
r bowling team from the PostofTiee went
over to try their luck against the St.
Margaret's team, but found the going
pretty rough. Although St. Mar
garet’s was handicapped by several of
its regular men being sick, they won j
1 by a fairly close margin.
1 In three games of six men each the j
score was St. Margaret's. 1,830; Post- j
office, 1,742.
HOMESWiTHOUTBOXES
; SOON TO GET NO MAIL;
Have you installed that little mail
box in front of your residence, or
' otherwise made provision for the re
ception of mail matter?
If you haye’nt you are going to he I
? n serious trouble after March 31. On
1 that date the ruling of the Postoffice i
Department that each home must be
equipped with a mail receptacle goes
) into effect. Postmen have orders to
■ deliver no letters or postcards to
■ homes not so equipped.
; This rule is going to be enforced, j
■ according to postoffice officials. Its
object is to avoid delay and speed up j
delivery of mail. Too often have j
postmen been kept waiting at doors J
> while housewives delayed answering
i the ding of the doorbell.
Some time ago, in an effort to elim
• i inate this waiting, due notice was
) given. Many householders have com
! plied with the provisions. Others
. i have not. It was supposed to go into
i effect on January 1, but recently a
j j new order extending the time to the
l end of March was issued by the Post
- masler-General. '
Gen. Allen Gets Orders
(Bv TH Iwariated I’m*.)
\ COBLENZ, Feb. 2.—Major - General
? | Henry T. Allen, who commanded the
e i American forces in occupied Cer
many, has teen directed by the State
" : Department in Washington to dißCon
j tinue immediately his unofficial reia
tions with the Rhineland high com
. mission.
ELKS DEFEAT FIREMEN
IN RUBBER CARD GAME
Card players of the Annapo’iG
| Lodge of Elks got the better of their
rivals of Independent Fire Company
I and won the third or "rubber" game
of a series of three at pinochle at the
Elks' Home last night. Like the pre
ceding contests the margin of victory
was close, the count standing 32 to 30.
The fire laddies accepted their defeat
in good sportsmanship, and after
wards helped to dispose of some sev
eral hundred salt-water oysters and
j ether good things to eat. The card
games attracted a big gallery of lodge
men, as well as firemen.
494 NEW “FLU” CASES '
fIEPORTEO IN COUNTIES j
GF MARYUINO IN 2 DAYSj
I Rv rhf iiilnl I'rr.i.)
BALTIMORE, MI).. Feb. 2 Al- 1
though influenza in Baltimore is in- (
creasing, more cases having loen re
ported today and yesterday than
previously, the disease yet shows no
signs of virulence, according to Dr C.
Hampton Jones, health commissioner.
Cases reported today number 124.
against 120 yesterday.
There were a total of 1,463 cases of
Influenza in th e city in January and
533 of pneumonia. Death reports are
not yet complete.
'“Analysis of the death report
shows, however, that th t old and the j
young were affected and not those in
vigorous middle life.” said Dr. Jones,
thus proving that the disease is not
yet virulent.
In the counties, 249 cases wore re- t
ported today, making a total for the !
first two days of February of 494 new
cases. Last year in the whole month |
there were only 550 cases. Thirty
cases of pneumonia wore reported io
day. against 47 yesterday.
DR. MeKOIN LEAVES FOR
BALTIMORE TO If ESI.ME
Ills WORK AT HOPKINS
(By The .%NNorlute<! Prf*.)
MUNROE, LA., Feb. 2 —Dr B. M
McKoin, former mayor of Mer Rouge.
; and one of the leading figures In the
Morehouse parish kidnapping c?se.
left today for Baltimore under a per
mit granted him by Attcrney-Gemral
Coco, and wilt resume his por.t-
I graduate work at Johns Hopkins Uni
versity.
Dr. McKoin's studies were inter
rupted last December when he was
arrested in connection with the mur
, ders of Watt Daniel anil Thomas
Richards. 1
Dr. McKoin is at liberty under *5,-
000 bail.
BASKETBALL GAMES
BETWEEN GIRLS; BOYS
VS. CALVERT HALL
Basketball teams of girls will !e
seen in action here tomorrow n'ghi
, when hte “femmes” of the senior and
j junior classes of Annapolis High
j School will meet as a preliminary to
I the contest between the High School
j boys and the Calvert Hall School of
j Baltimore. The games will be staged
| In the State armory, that between the
-girls starting at 7:30 and the boys
■ immediately afterward.
This afternoon the local high boys
j were scheduled to meet Donaldson
j School five in the armory.
SCHOOL CLOSED FOR
AFTERNOON SESSION
! On account of the epidemic of grip
; which has laid up :oth teachers aid
| pupils at the Annapolis High School,
the school took a recess today after
the morning secsion and w : ll not re
open again until Monday next.
SKY OVERCAST SO
GROUNDHOG FAILED
10 SEE HIS SHADOW
Little Mr. Groundhog did not ree
his shadow today, at least in thir
quarter of the little old world. St
there’s hope that balmy and altogeth
er good weather will prevail for the
next six weeks, if the old supersti
tion counts for anything.
While the sun shone brightly dur
ing the early hours of the morning
it was entirely olscured at the no >n
! hour, when the little rodent is sup
posed to emerge from his den for e
j jaunt. The skies w'ere heavily over
i cast instead, giving little or no chance
i for an object to cast a shadow, es
j "“daily the size of the mythical wea
| ther forecaster. Had he got a glimpse
[of his shadow, tradition has it that he
would have scampered back into his
haunt, to prepare for a long siege ol
unfavorat le weather.
TO EXHUME SAILORS’ BODY
IN HUNT FOR RUSS JEWELS
<Br The Associated Preen.)
’ WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 2.—The
Treasury Department has acquiesced
in a request of War Department offi
cers for the exhumation of the coffin
of James Jones, an American seaman,
I buried in Cypress Hill cemetery.
Brooklyrf, to determine whether
. ! smuggled Russian crown jewels were
i burled with the body.
rIE WEATHER:
Rain tonight and Sat
urday. Colder Saturday
afternoon.
COMPKKUKNSIVB LOCAL AND ÜBNBKAL NIW&
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GET TOGETHER
BANQUET FIXED
| FOR FEBRUARY 1
Member Of National Body May
Address Local Business Men
At Meeting On Wednesday Of
Next Week lndorse Auto
Show.
ALSO ARRANGE FOR
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The “Get Together Banquet” pro
posed by the Annapolis chamber of
{Commerce will be held on the even
ing of February 15 at “The Black
. 1 at, Maryland avenue. Announcc
; ment of the date was made following
! the regular meeting of th e Chamber
held lnsfl night. It is expected that a
representative of the National Cham
ber of Commerce will come to Anna
polis to address the gathering, and
there will also be other speakers.
night's meeting of the Cham
ber was well attended and much in
terest was shown in the plans for the
“Get Together" gathering! Tho
Chamber gave its hearty indorsement
to the Automobile Show to be staged
in the gymnasium at St. John's Col
lege. February 24, 26 and 27, under
the auspices of the Annapolis Auto
mobile Dealers' Association, and as
surances were given that the show
would be boosted in every way pos
sible.
To Have Exhibit At Show
It was also decided that the Cham
ber should have a proper exhibit at
the show, and a reservation for
space will be mdae for displaying
I banners, descriptive literature, street
maps of the city and other publicity
| dnta pertaining to the city, and a rep
resentative will be on hand for tho
purpose of supplying infromatlon to
[ visitors to the show. A committee
consisting of Leon Strauss. J. Edward
i Abbott and L. L. Parker was appoint
ed to look after the Chamber's inter
est at the show.
For Membership Drire
Feeling that the roll of members In
the Chamber could be substantially
increased, it has been decided to con
duct a “membership drive.” and a
committee will be appointed for that
purpose. It is felt by the business
men that the Chamber should have
tho hearty co-operation of all citizens
in campaigns to lie undertaken in the
future.
Colonel J. Edward Abbott, IT. s.
Army, (retired), who recently re
turned to his native heath here to re
sume his residence, and who is now
engaged in business as a real estate
onerator, was elected a memlwr of the
Chamber. He addressed the fellow
members on the spirit of co-operation
and possible developments of Anna
polis.
CITY COLLEGE DOWNS
SEVERN SCHOOL FIVE
Baltimore City College added an
other victory to its list yesterday af
ternoon when it defeated Severn
School on St. John’s College basket
ball court. 42 to 13. The Boone lads
were no match for the Baltimoreans,
' who led at the end of th* first half,
20 to 8.
City College *(42) Severn (13)
Kolker F Montgomery
Land F Hubbard
Wells C Stansbury
Stern G Donald
Rifman G Turner
Substitutions Bowman for Stans
bury, Fogel for Wells, Baker for Rif
man. Field goals—Montgomery (3),
| Kolker (8), Land (3), Fogel, Donald.
, Stern (2). Fouls —Stern (14 out of
25), Donald (5 out of 12). Referee,
Paul Menton, Loyola.
CHILD DYINUITHEIS ”
| VICTIMSOFFIRETODAY
(By The Associated PreM.l
! ‘ BALTIMORE, Feb. 2.—A ehild Is
1 dying from burns and two other per
sons were burned in a fire which
broke out in the home of Mrs. Lottie
Bowman. 920 Burgundy street, today.
The victims are: Walter Thompson,
4 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Thompson. Mrs. Lottie Bowman,
> grandmother of Walter, burned on the
I hand. Henry Fisher, burned cn face
- and hands.
i Both Mrs. Bowman and Fisher re
, j ceived their burns in taking the child
. from a blazing l ed.
■ I How the fire started has net been
s ! determined, but it is thought the child
t was playing with matches. M

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