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A Dispatches * * at .* are published in £/Evening CapitaL IVIRY IVBNINO BXCH>T SUNDAYS. I 1.X.W11 No. 147. BIOS EQUAL IPS: “FLU" IS HANGING ON Statistics Of Health Officer Joyce Show Total Of ;J4 Cases Of Infectious Dig its In February, Including £ pneumonia. 3FMAL MOVE TO DEFER •WHITE WAY” IS MADE were deaths and an equal ,4cr of hut Ijh. and 124 eases of in toiii diseases, of which 98 were prevalent In Annapolis dur •bt month of February. These erc furnished to the Mayor Ifity Council at its monthly ses jlist night in the report of Dr. pa C Joyce, city health officer. W mortality statistics show that limber of white persons who died m the month was more than pH preat as tile colored,'the com |t jrt figures being: White, 17; pd s Itirths reported show that fhiieg outnumbered colored by a ,of 4 to 1, the figures being: p. 20; colored, 4. In addition to g cines of “flu,” of which formal trti were made, the number of of illness were distributed si eight different diseases, pneu st leading with 13. There were 7 ironchial and *1 lobar pneumonia Mt during the month. Other dm reported were as follows: tprlaH, 1; chicken pox, 3; !, 1; tuberculosis, 2; dlph w. 3; scarlet fever, 3. ilitlons ttn T. r. Sfrange’s Death her to disposing of a quantity of cm business, the Council adopted lolution extending sympathy to a ■w-colleague, Alderman Janies F, We Second Ward, because of his iby death of his brother, Thomas truifto ) additional municipal Improve* n will be undertaken within the i future In accordance with an t offered by Alderman McCready, iadoptee!, the Street Committee directed to advertise for bids Tor M Dean street, between Cathe- Iwd Shaw streets. Concrete will material used in thq, work. Win Russell presented un order, r> *'i‘ s adopted, and under which (Continued From Page 1.) For Sale K'ST \ At \TE AT ONCE. PO COST $:50; WILL LL FOR i 4 its COST. I St* SEVERAL BIG 18-! N KSTI NG HOUSEj • A ' K.ws CHEAP. APPLY| hook store. m i 3 - -:v ■-■■"r.rr: BILLMIRE ill exhibit at Carvel Hall Wednes day, March 14th, the latest models and materials. ~ ’ — !) ' —^—/-• ~ ~ r —- \ COAL! I _______ • Orders for summer delivery of our usual FREE BURNING COAL are now being looked. Phone or call for particulars. Parlett & Parlett Co., Inc. PHONE 123 . * r*- -- / burning (Unpital. I ST. JOHN’S DEFEATED IN IASI COM GAME I A j Battle Was Waged Nip And Tuck Until Last Few Min utes Of Play 1 FINAL COUNT WAS 22 -13 Basketball teams of St. John's and Western Maryland Colleges clashed Saturday in the closing game of the collegiate season for both institu tions, and the Up-State aggregation emerged with the laurels of victory by a score of 22 to 13. The game was i staged on the home court of the j Methodists at Westminster and it was , the second victory for the latter, they having defeated the Cadets during the early part of the season in the local gymnasium. At the end of the first half the score was knotted at 7-all. Both aggrega tions were displaying an almost Im pregnable defense, with the attacks being compelled to shoof from with out the 15-foot zones for the most part. Tennis In Tie Severn! Times A number of times in the last ses sion the count was tied, with the is (ConllnuMi On Page S.) FARM MORTGAGE DEBT NEARLY EIGHT KILLIONS <Bjr The Aasorlited Press.} WASHINGTON, D. C„ Mar. 13. The census bureau’s survey of farm mortgage conditions, now complete up to January 1, 1920, shows that on that dute the total mortgage debt on farms in the United States was $7,857,- 700,000. Figured at six per cent, in terest. the farmer yas paying inter est at the rate of $471,462,000 an nually. IGRICIIITURISTS FROM SOUTHJK CONVENTION (By The Associated Press.) ROANOKE. VA., Mar. 13.—Several hundred delegates from 12 southern states were present at the opening session of the eleventh annual con vention of the Southern Agriculture Association here today. A feature of the meeting which will continue over Thursday, is the show ing of more than one hundred of the South's best Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn cattle, which will be sold during the convention. Oooaooooooooooooooooosoooo ! WANTED! ! I —1 ! g o lo YOUNG LAl>¥ AS CASH- g I o IER FOR ‘ REPUBLIC.” 2 ! o o g APPLY TO PHILIP MIL- o j £ LER, 148 GLOUCESTER g jo ST.. 2ND FLOOR. nt-14 g jo g i oooooooooooooooooooooosooo BOOTLEGGER SERIOUSLf WOUNDED Bf WITNESS IN SHOOTING Ml 1 (By Th# AuarliUd IrnO FREDERICK. MD., Mar. 13 Charles W. Hess, 28, is in a critical condition at a hospital here from a gun shot wound said to have been in flicted by Clarence Andrews following a shooting late last night on the An drews’ farm, near Emmittsburg. Md. Andrews is in the Frederick Jail. Hess was to be tried today in Circuit Court on a bootlegging charge. Andrews was the prosecuting witness. Andrews said he received informa tion that Hess was coming to his home to disable his automobile in or der to prevent him from appearing at the trial today. He concealed him self in a wagon bed and when Hess appeared, fired. The shot entered his back and pierced the abdomen. POSTAL SAVINGS GAIN FIRST TIME IN 2 YEARS for the first time in two years pos tal savings deposits In February showed an increase over withdrawals, the Postoffice Department announces, j Total deposits on January 31 amount-! ed to $131,566,000. On February 28 they were $132,072,000, an increase of $506,009. New York City reported the great est increase in February, $199,788. Boston was second with $103,033 and Kansas City, Mo., was third with $38,- 493. V Funeral Of Infant The body of little Margaret Helen King. 11-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard King, who died Sat urday, was buried at 4 o’clock yes terday afternoon in Cedar Bluff cem etery. Funeral services were held from the residence of the parents, 482 Fifth street. Eastport. Ilev. John T. Jaeger, pastor of Eastport Methodist Episcopal Church, officiating. Fu neral directors James S. Taylor and Sons had charge of arrangements. CROISE EVEN MORE NOMADIC BECK OF THE KING TIDES (By Th AMoclated I’resa.) FORT LAUERDALE, FLA.. Mar. 13. President Harding's nomadic vaca tion cruise down the Florida east Coast today became even more no madic. It had been dependent for the last week upon the whims of the members of the party, but for the past 24 hours it had to take Into con sideration the rise and fall of the tide. The houseboat. Pioneer, on which the Presidential party is making the cruise, resumed its struggle with sand bars early today and at 9 o’clock was reported to have passed Hills boro Light House, eight miles above Fort Lauderdale. This made only about 30 miles accomplished since the boat left Palm Beach Sunday after noon and an ebbing tide made the chances for accelerating the speed very slight. Notice, Elks! All Elks are requested to meet at the Elks’ Home, W ednesday, March 14. at 2:30 p, m. for the purpose of attending the funeral of our deceased Brother. Thomas E. Strange, Past Exalted Ruler. By order of W. U. McCREADY. ml 3 Exalted Ruler. WANTEDT Medium - size unfurnished house in pood locality to October 1. Telephone 861-R. rn-13 WANTED! PARTY WISHES TO RENT SIX OR SEVEN-ROOM HOUSE IX ANNAPO LIS. GIVE LOCATION AND RENT. APPLY “B.” CARE CAPITAL. FOR SALE! Will sell a good business location on West street. Excellent oppor tunity for live man. BOX 100, CAPITAL OFFICE. GUIENOT’S Restaurant and Lunch Room NOW OPEN i COLLEGE AVE. & BLADEN ST. ' k, - ' ESTABLISHED IN 1884. ANNAPOLIS, Mt£, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1923 Boy Bandit Sent To Va. Penitentiary For 53 Years (By The Auorlalrd Press.) NORFOLK. VA.. Mar. 13.—Do nato Sirado. alias Duke Sirabo. alias Ben Liverman, self-styled boy bandit, was sentenced to fifty-three years' imprisonment in the State penitentiary at Rich mond, when he pleaded guilty to six charges of robbery and one of burglary in court here today. Sirado, whose home was in New Bedford, Mass., is 17 years of age. CITY MOURNS LOSS OFUSTREE Funeral Of Prominent Merchant . From St. Anne’s Tomorrow At 3 O’Clock All Annapolis was shocked at the sudden and unfortunate death of j Thomas E. Strange, senior member of j the firm of Strange and White Cont : pany, gentlemen's furnishers, and sympathy and condolences for mem bers of the bereaved family are wide spread. Mr. Strange was not only prominent in the business life of the city, but was an active lodge man, having been a Past Exalted Ruler of the local lodge of Elks and also a member of the Chesapeake Tribe of Red Men. He also was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and mani fested an active interest in affairs pertaining to the life of the city gen erally. Funeral From St. Anne’s Arrangements have been made for the funeral to be held from St. Anne’s Protestant Episcopal Church tomor row afternoon at 3 o’clock, and burial will be in the family lot in St. Anne’s cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Edward D. Johnson, and services at the grave will be con ducted according to the ritual of the Elks. While the death of Mr. Strange is felt by the entire community, outside of the family, it was a particularly heavy blow to his business partner. Clarence M. White, with whom he had been associated for 30 years. The two left school when but mere boys and clerked in the men’s department of the firm of Ridout Brothers con tinuously until 1908, when they launched into the business life of the city on their own account. They es tablished themselves first on Francis street, but within a few years branched out into larger quarters—a new store on Main street—nearby. ONE VraifILIEV AUTQ CRASH IMPROVES There is no change in the condition of John H. Windfeltier, 65, but War ren N. Barker, 55. is steadily improv ing, it was stated at the Emergency Hospital today, where both of them have been patients since Sunday af ternoon, following the accident when an automobile in which they were rid ing was in collision with a trolley car on the Short Line Division of the Washington. Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railways near Severna Park station. Mr. Windfelder, who was driving the car. suffered injuries about the head and body bruises, and was seized by a stroke of apoplexy soon after the accident, and Mr. Barker was less seriously hiy;t, as told in The Capital of yesterday. The partial paralysis resulting from the stroke of apoplexy has seriously affected Mr. Windfelder’s speech and he has been able to talk but little. Both men are from Balti more. pneumonia’main cause OF MORTALITY,IN U. S. Pneumonia is responsible for more deaths in this country each year than any other disease, according to offi cials of the United States Public 1 Health Service. It is estimated that pneumonia exacts an annual toll of between 13.000 and 14,000 lives. But there has been a pronounced decrease in deaths from pneumonia as well as every other disease within the last twenty years. Twenty years ago 180.5 persons in every 100.000 died yearly of pneumonia, while at present only 123.6 persons die from it. 50 Houses Wrecked In Georgia • Hjr Th* AMMitua Prm. THOMPSON, GA.. Mar. 13—Be tween 40 and 50 houses were destroy ed, with a property damage estimated at many thousands of dollars, in a wind storm that struck the southern part of this place late Monday night. r No loss of life was reported. THIRTY LIVES LOST AND DAMAGES IN MILLIONS BY STOBMINTENNESSEE (By The .Unorlalfd PrM.) v NASHVILLE. TENN., Mar. 13. With known death toll of 30 per sons, nearly 100 injured, and prop erty damage that will reach several millions of dollars. Tennessee today was recovering from one of the severest storms in its history, which swept practically all sections of the State Sunday night. The gale, which was accompanied by rain, hail and destructive lightning, reached a veloc ity in some places of 85 miles an hour. Twenty are known to have met death at Pinson and Deanburg, in Madison county, West Tennessee, while Nashville and Middle Tennes see suffered heavy damage. Little news has been obtained from the east ern section of the State. The towns of Pinson and Deanburg were practically wiped off the map. and the hospitals of Jackson, near the scene of the catastrophe, are now fill ed with injured, which numbered over 75 persons. MRS. E. WORTHINGTON OPERATED UPON TODAY Mrs. Eugene Worthington, member of a prominent family, was operated upon this afternoon at Emergency Hospital for an organic affliction. Mrs. Worthington had been indisposed at her residence, 110 Gloucester street, for some time, and upon ad vice of her attending physician, final ly decided to submit to an operation. The operation, while a delicate one, owing to Mrs. Worthington’s ad vanced age, is said to have been suc cessful, and her many friends hope for her speedy restoration to health. Mrs. Worthington has been, for many years, active In church and charitable movements. , virginiaseMTnd EDITOR, DEFENDANT IN fIIUNUEL SUIT (By The Atwrialnl PrM.) RICHMOND, VA., Mar. 13.—A suit for SIOO,OOO damages for “false, scandalous, defamatory and malicious libel” was filed in Circuit Court here today against State Senator Harry F. Byrd by the Virginia Highway Con tractors’ Association. The suit is the outgrowth of edi torials published in the Winchester Star, owned by Mr. Byrd, by which the petitioner declares the “plaintiff has been greatly hurt, injured and dam aged in its good name, fame and repu tation and has been brought Into pub lic disgrace and disrepute.” The suit is returnable at the April term of the court. Mr. Byrd has steadfastly opposed a bond issue for financing V'rginla’s road program, wMch method has been advocated by the Highway Contrac tors’ Association. needmllfor FIRE FIGHTING TRUCK The taxpayers of Eastport are ex tremely anxious to secure a paid chauffeur for their new fire engine apparatus, and a subscription fund has been started to accomplish this end. A delegation of citizens waited upon the Board of County Commis sioners in regard to the matter at last week’s meeting of that body, but it developed that the Commissioners are without authority to employ such help without legislative authority. Realizing the importance of having someone who would be readily avail able at all times in the event of fire, the taxpayers have taken the matter up from a personal <*‘andpoint, and a petition calling for subscriptions to raise the desired fund now is being circulated. The petition had re ceived many responses ;rom prop- rtf owners. Syracuse Educator 111 (By The AuMiiiiilrd Prr.) ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Mar. President Emeritus James R. Day, of Syracuse University, 77 years of age, is critically ill at his home here. CHICKEN SALAD SUPPER ST. MARTINS LUTHERAN CHURCH Francis Street. Thursday, March 15 tl lieginning at 550. • CANDY. ICE CREAM AND CAKE FOI SALE. ALSO SPECIAL MUSIC.' SPRING STYLES GALORE ] ■ II LEADER’S OPENING- Latest Models Hats, Gowns And Wraps At West Street Emporium ~ EGYPTIAN DESIGNS, TOO 1 Although Dame Nature saw fit to provide only leaden skies, constant rain and slushy streets as the set ting for its Spring opening today, the Leader, one of Annapolis' up-to-date clothing shops, managed, as a result of its smart new costumes and pretty decorations, to retain more than a suggesion of the beauty and bright ness of the approaching Easter sea son. The central display window was al lotted to a showing of spring milli nery and contained a number of mod els at once charming and original. An especially pretty picture hat of black satin and citron (the new shade of yellow) was made both effective and springlike by rows of citron pip ing and a cluster of sweetpeas of the same shade. A clever poke of plum colored straw also attracted much at tention, matching ostrich fancies ac centuating the alluring slant of its tiny brim. Of brown timbo straw, another poke needed but a piping of patent leather and a huge bow of • brown moire ribbon to render it ir resistible. A picture hat of gray taf feta, combined with pale yellow wa ter lillies and sea grass was also quite attractive. * Easter Daintiness Galore In the window upon the right, the spirit of Easter daintiness seemed in-; carnate in an evening gown of tea rose chiffon, its panels edged with the sheerest of laces and its girdle of ribbons in pastel shades meeting in an imitation of an old-fashioned bon- ; quet of old blue ribbon and pink rose- j buds, edged with gold lace. A beautiful gray frock, of flat crepe, (Cntlitne<l on Pin II oeu Wilis ! COIOIIFJBFLEET SHOW COLON. Panama. Mar. 13.—The U. S. S. Henderson with Secretary of the Navy Denby and a party of lawma t-! ers aboard, reached here last even ing to observe the joint maneuvers off Panama. Seaplanes picked the Henderson np far out at sea and escorted her in, while the big guns of battleships flr< d ; a salute to Secretary Denby an 1 AJ miral Coontz. As' soon as the Henderson was tied up the whole party made a dash for j shore to see the sigh's of the Canjl Zone and many to step across the line where there is no Volstead la v. 1 f * 1 ENTERTAINMENT A BREACH PROMISE SUIT! KNTI TI-Kl The Sensational Cose of Smythe vs. Smith BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF CALVARY M. E. CHURCH Thursday Evening, March 15, 1923, at 8 o’clock at the Religious Education Building on Maryland Ave. I Tickets for sale at the Art l’reaa. South St., ami at KelUiuejrer'a Book Store, , Maryland A .•*. Price S 5 cent*. jl / | acooooooeaoooaoooooooeootdootoooooooaooooooooooooooog ; 1 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ; t ' All members are requested to meet at Odd | | Fellows* Hall, .Wednesday, March 14, at 2:1 5 % 1 % P. M.* to attend funeral of Brother Member t ; o T. E. Strange. | if ’ * THOMAS G. BASIL, | l o ' Secretary. | f et!OCOOOOOCtOOOO$OOOOO00OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOOOOOOl> oToOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOfrOOOO'OOOOOOOSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOtg Order Your Coal! ! „O # J jo Take Care of Tour Winter s Worries in the ? ’ O c <y oummer, v O i o & 1 o o o * As the present miners’ agreement expires August Ist g g no definite assurance can be given for deliveries after that g g time. * g „ & Coal ordered now, however, will be certain of summer 5 “ | delivery. | ! LLOYD COAL CO. I o g | 270 West Street Telephone 831 t i: o ‘ 9 I£oOOOSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO<>OOOOSSOOOOSSOOAO.OOOtSMLOa THE WEATHER: * Unsettled and colder. Probably rain tonight. Wednesday cloudy. COMPRKHKMIVi LOCAL AMD QUVBRAL IffWA. PRICE TWO CENTS. YOUNG GIRL OF COUNTY MEETS TRAGIC DEATH - RUM - I Miss Roberta Shepherd. Of Har wood. Strangled By Rope Hal ter Of Horse As She Was Ty ing Animal In Stable After Re turning From School. WAS EXPERT RIDER; ACCIDENT PECULIAR Miss Roberta Shepherd, 10- } ear-old school girl, daughter of -’!r. and Mrs. George Shepherd, t r near Harwood, this county, 12 i dies south of Annapolis, came 1 a tragic death yesterday aft* < .‘noon. \\ ith a rope drawn ; >out her neck, which it is sup -1 >sed became entangled as she a tempted to tie her pet horse in its stall on the farm of her par cits, the dead body of the young girl was found by her mother at o:30 o’clock. Was Strangled To Death It was thought at first that the g:rl’s neck, had been broken, but further examination revealed that aho had been strangled and suffocated to death. The theory is that the horse ether started to back out of Us stall, or became a little fractious, and the rope became entangled in auch a manner that the girl was unable to extricate herself. Expert At Horse Riding Mias Shepherd was regarded as an expert rider, and it had been her cus | tom to ride back and forth from the public scboolbouse, which is about a mile and a half from the home of her parents. The horse, which was her favorite. Is said to have been generally docile. Perhaps the last person to converse with Miss Shep herd was Charles D. Kolb, who con ducts a general merchandise store at Harwood. Returning to her home from school, the young girl, as was her custom, stopped by the store, made >me purchases, and then started off toward home. When she did not reach here at the usual time, her mother began to feel alarmed, and af | ter waiting some time she instituted ,an investigation. Going to the stable, j the horrible sight of the lifeless body of ber daughter greeted her and she 1a as prostrated. Other members of the family had assembled In tbe mean time, and the body of the unfortunate young lady to the house.