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. The man who earns $10 a week
and saves $1 a week is really better
off than he who earns $20 and
spends $20. Get the saving habit if
you ever expect to get ahead. This
bank will help you. Bring us your
surplus—that part of your salary
over and above your necessary ex
penses and you’ll be protected
against loss.
Why not open a savings account
here today?
The First National Bank
“A National Hank For Savin***’ f
Capital and Surplus $#,000,000
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A. F. Fite of Jasper, H. H. Daniel of
Memphis and f?en Alexander of ^ouis
ville are registered at the Hillman.
M. B. McKinsey of Atlanta, W. 7.1.
Hose of Alabama City and 11. W. Potts
of Atlanta are stopping at the Birming
L. E. Stark of Mobile, W. A. North
of Nashville and J. S. Rushton of Chicago
are among those registered at the Flor
G. O. Bruner of Montgomery, F. W.
Lull of Wetumpka and H. Gray of At
lanta are registered at the Morris.
W. R. Loyd of Montgomery, C. C. Moss
ot’ Louisville and B. M. Huey of Blocton
are among those stopping at the Metro
C. C. Foulkrod of Atlanta, T. Liggett of
Detroit and H. Rightor of Nashville are
among the arrivals at the Empire.
A titude of Fourteenth Avenue Be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-First
Streets Makes Paving Unwise
James Bowron appeared before the city !
commission yesterday protesting against
the pavement of Fourteenth avenue be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-first streets,
south. He stated that it would be unwise
in ljis opinion to pave that block on ac- 1
Count of Its elevation.
*'i am not actuated,” he said, “by any
Consideration of the cost entailed. As a
matter of fact, If the city needs the money
1 will pay the assessment willingly, pro
vided the city agrees not to do the paving.
1 simply ask to be protected in the right j
of my property.”
There were other Southside residents'
present, and they presented a petition
signed by a majority of the owners of i
front footage in that block and adjoining
The commission will inspect for the pur
pose of ascertaining the conditions.
Real Estate Transfers
Deeds were placed on record yester
day showing the following transfers of
real estate, the consideration being $1000
or more;
$2000—J. D. Haggard to Mrs. Edna Sib
ley, part of lot 5 in block 774, according
to the survey of the city of Birming
$3000— Maurice Levy to Minzo Finfehio,
lot 3 in block 17C, according to the sur
vey of the Bessemer Land ami Improve
ment company.
$1550—Hugh Franklin to C. T. Lehman,
a parcel of land In section 21, township
17, range 1 west.
$3200—The Bessemer Coal. Iron and Land
company to Jake Rosenbaum, et al., lots
7, 8, 9 and 10, in block 220, in Bessemer.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses were
Issued yesterday:
Olliens Hardin of Mulga to Miss Ida
Frank K. Brown of Knoxville to Miss
Auline Dody.
Elaborate Denials of All
Allegations of Contempt
of Court Made by
Grocers Say List Published in Decem
ber, 1911, and August, 1912, Was
Merely Trade Directory—No
Similarity Between Case
and Previous One
Answers from 52 out of 59 defendants
in the contempt case of the United States
vs. th' Southern Wholesale Grocers' as
sociation were received yesterday in the
offices of the clerk of the federal court
here. They came from several southern
states and are a formal step in the proce
dure of the case, which is set for trial
before United States Judge William I.
Grubb next Monday.
The answers are practically the same
in each instance, all being an elaborate
denial of the allegations of the petition
of the government charging that the as
sociation and some 50 of its members
stand in contempt of court because of
violation of a decree made by the court
in a former case against the same de
fendant. The answer of President Joseph
H. McUaurin of tlie association is among
those which have not yet been received.
No Similarity in Cases
Hinton Claybaugh, special agent of the
government in this case, who is here
now working on it, brought out a new
feature of the case yesterday when he
mentioned that there was absolutely no
similarity between this case and the pre
vious one against the same association.
The first trial was for a civil offense al
leging violation of the Sherman anti
trust law and this case, as Mr. Claybaugh
stated yesterday, is for an alleged crimi
nal offense.
Mr. Claybaugh lias practically complet
ed going through the hundreds of letters
which lie has accumulated as evidence
in the case, and is about ready for the
trial. It is expected that merely formal
preliminary arguments of attorneys for
the defense will be heard when the case
is called Monday and that tlie real trial
will be set for a later date, when the
defendants in the case will be present
lr. person.
In the answers filed yesterday the de
fendants admit the existence of the al
leged “green hook,” as set out in tlie
petition, but they deny that this “green
book ’ as it exists was held by the former
decree to be of the character alleged in
tile petition of the government. They
admit the injunction granted in the for
mer case prohibiting the publication of
a list ot the wholesale grocers in the
territory covered by the association with
the idea in view of regulating the trade
and prices of these concerns, but they
deny that they have violated such a de
State List Was Trade Directory
The defendants in their answer set out
that the list published in December, 1911,
and August, 1913, and used by the mem
bers of the association, is merely a trade
directory ol' the grocery concerns of the
southern states; that it contains about 1300
names, and that of this number but about
400 are members of the association or have
agreed to act In harmony with it; and
, digestibility
of Food
Made with different Baking Powders
From a Series of Elaborate Chemical Tests:
An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made
with each of three different kinds of baking powder—
cream of tartar, phosphate, and alum—and submitted
separately to the action of the digestive fluid, each
for the same length of time.
The relative percentage of the food digested is
shown as follows:
Bread made with
Royal Cream of Tartar Powder t_
j 100 Per Cent Digested |
Bread made with #
phosphate powder:_
| 68*4 Per Cent. Digested |
Bread made with
alum powder:_
| 67^1 Per Cent Digested |
These tests, which ar^ absolutely reliable and
unprejudiced, make plain a, fact of great importance
to everyone: Food raised with Royal, a cream of
tartar Baking Powder, is shown to be entirely diges
tible, while the alum and phosphate powders are found
to largely retard the digestion of the food made from
them. •
Undigested food is not only wasted food, but it
is the source of very many bodily ailments.
Weatherly Refuses to Be “Responsible for the Corpse”—Law
Now Allows Smoke for 30 Minutes in Morning and for
Ten Minutes Each Hour During Day
Tile progenitor of the ultia-progresslve
smoke ordinance. James Weatherly, has
very gracefully abandoned the fight for a
smokeless Birmingham.
The city commission yesterday after
noon adopted amendments to the ordi
nance which was so universally termed
radical and impractical, as a result of
which every chimney, in the early morn
ing, may smoke unmolested for a period
of 30 minutes, and thereafter, lo minutes
per hour.
Thereupon. Mr. Weatherly yielded tho
ghost, declared that he would not en
f ndeuvor to make effective the ordinance,
because, as it had been amended, it did
not have his sympathy, and announced
that all three of his inspectors had re
Said Mr. Weatherly in this regard:, "J
decline to sit up with the corpse, or to
buy the remains, or to administer upon
the estate of the deceased."
After the meeting, he expressed him
self: “To all practical purposes, the fight
is lost. The amendments, in my opinion,
make the ordinance inoperative. The
smoke inspectors have resigned, claiming
that with tlie ordinance amended they
would ha-e no duties with which to he
occupied. All that remains is a skeleton
on which to build when again awakens
the conscience of the general public."
At the expense of being termed by the
"ultra-progressives,” un progressive and
reactionary, the majority of the members
of the commission, by adopting amend
ments to the Weatherly smoke ordinance,
put the last nail in the little, coffin of
the document which has proved a source
of such irritation to the manufacturers of
There is now in existence a smoke ordi
nance. It denies the plants of manu
facturers to emit smoke save for half an
hour in the early mornings, and for 10
minutes per hour for the remaining hours
of the day. There are now smoke
inspectors. President Exum slated in the
meeting that the ordinance was in the
care of the commission as a whole. What
active steps will be taken in the future
to make it effective, have not been made
The original document permitted the
chimneys to emit smoke for 10 minutes
after the firing of the furnaces, and
thereafter, for four minutes per hour.
Judge Lane introduced the amendment.?
providing for 30 minutes and 10 minutes.
By his vote and that of President Exum.
the amendments were adopted. Commis
sioner Weatherly voted “no." The ordi
nance was then presented as amended.
It was enacted into law by the vote of
the president and Judge Lane. Mr.
Weatherly voted against the ordinance,
leaving the impression thereby, that he
preferred no smoke ordinance to one
which he considered dead or at least in
effective. #
In stating that he would not attend
to the enforcement of the new ordinance,
Mr. Weatherly endeavored to make it
plain that, he was r.ot actuated by “feel
ing," but on account of the fact that he
was not 1i: sympathj' with the amended
“I am under the impression that as a
result of the amendments,” said he, “the
manufactuiers can get along very com
fortably without me. and without the in
spectors. i suggest that the enforcement
of the ordinance be made a charge ot
either the president or the commissioner
of public justice.”
The rema ks of Mr. Weatherly created
considerable* amusement and considerable
laughter. He wras in the best possible
humor, and shed no tears following the
death of the ordinance which had been
his pet of pets since his induction into
Present at the meeting were representa
tives of the manufacturers who have al
ways contended that the Weatherly ordi
nance was impractical and burdensome.
They were apparently satisfied in the re
sult of the commissioners' deliberation.
denies that the book was published for
any purpose enjoined by the injunction
granted in the former ease.
The defendants set out in their answers
that the introduction of the book in ques
tion expressly states that no recommenda
tion nor guarantee can be given nor im
plied with the names of the concerns
which appear within, and further that the
absence of any concern’s name does not
mean that it is not a competent, legitimate
and honest concern, nor that no business
shall be done with it. They state that
the furnishing of the list to any whole
sale grocery firm did not mean in any
'direct nor implied way that that concern
was not to deal with any linn except
wlu.se names were in the book. They fur
ther state that they know nothing about
the alleged letters written by President J.
H. Me La ur In of the association.'
They state that the allegations contained
In the petition in regard to alleged price
regulation among the members of the
association are not specific enough to per
mit an answer, hut that as the court re
quires some kind of an answer they en
ter a complete denial of all such allega
tions and insist on the motion previously
filed by them asking that the petitioner
be more specific in these charges. They
deny they have aided or abetted or have
acted directly in coercing or compelling
any producer or manufacturer to market
his product through any medium or whole
sale concern or set of wholesale con- :
cerrs, or that they have given manufac- j
tuners to understand that they will cease i
patronizing him if he does not market his J
product through certain mediums.
No Intent to Disobey Decree
They alleged that the United States by j
its counsel in the former case did assent ;
to the publication of this book as it now
is published, and which has been called I
the "green book." and they deny any in- |
tent or purpose to disobey the decree
which was rendered against the publica- j
tlon of a book containing the names of the i
members of the association alone. They .
assert that "as the United States failed in
its former case based on these same
grounds,” that the allegation of “con
tempt of court in this proceedings is res
adjudicata against the United States and
has been waived.” They then assert that
lho allegation contained in the petition to
the effect that efforts were made and
methods used to delay and prohibit the
reduction of prices is too vague to answer. ■
ami insist on their motion that the gov- j
ernment be more specific and file more
particulars in this regard.
The answers are all filed by the same
attorneys. Luke B. Wright. Carrutherfi
Ewing, Walker Percy and C. M. Cooper.
Friends Booming Him for Minister
to Honduras or One of South
American Republics
It was stated yesterday that tlie friends
of William ,M. Little, a well known and
popular member of the Birmingham bar,
had stalled a petition to lie presented to
Mr. Wilson asking that Mr. Little be ap
pointed minister to Honduras or one of
the other South American republics. .
Mr. Little served as ctyisul to Teguci
galpa. Honduras, In President Cleveland's
second administration. ,He speaks Spanislt
and it Is pointed out by his friends that,
he Is especially well equipped for a diplo
matic mission in I.atin-Amcrloa.
The present minister to Honduras is
Charles Dunning White of New Jersey.
Tlie salary is $10,000 a year.
One Thousand Received Yesterday.
Many Are Delinquent
Something like 1000 returns from cor
IioiaHons in the Alabama-Milisisslppi in
ternaPievenue district were received yes
terday. giving llie required data under the
corporation tax law. The time limit ex
pires today.
Collector of Internal Revenue S. r.
Wright said yesterday that it now looked
as If from 2000 to :»**> woul dbe delinquent
and thereby subject to a flue of from
$10,000 to $100,000. There are something
like ia.ooii reports In all to lie received from
this district.
Judgment Rendered in Land Caae
in less than 10 minutes’ -deliberation the
jury ill the case of .Mrs. Daisy Cllsby vs.
W C. Cllsby returned a verdict for the
plaintiff in Ihe second division of the cir
cuit court. Judge c. B. Smith presiding.
The suit was based on the possession of
a certain piece of property located on
Tsaiicn avenue and Twenty-first street
j to which the plaintiff claimed ownership
by sheriff sale 14 satisfy a judgment
| which had been rendered in her favor. J.
is Drennen represented the plaintiff
Cincinnati Orchestra Being
The prospects for holding a music fes
tival in May are said to. be bright. The
directors of the Birmingham Music Fes
tival association held a meeting yester
day afternoon. President J. H. Holcombe
presided and B. B. Burton was present
as secretary. After some discussion the
meeting adjourned until next Wednesday
afternoon when a final decision as to
the proposed event will be reached.
At a meeting held some weeks ago it
was practically agreed that a festival
would be held in April, not later than the
week of the fourteenth, but three or four
of the orchestras that were then avail
able are not so now. A recent proposition
came from the Cincinnati orchestra for
two night performances and a matinee
May 5 and G, ami it was decided at yester
day’s session of the' board in case a fes
tival is to be held, to have that orchestra,
which, it is claimed, ranks among the
best, in the world today. This is tin
only orchestra that is now available.
President Holcombe said that those
members of the board who attended yes
terday’s meeting were heartily in favor
of holding a festival with the Cincinnati
orchestra and several vocal celebrities
as the attractions, provided, however,
that practically all the directors displayed
genuine Interest in the event.
'Jt was decided that no festival would
be undertaken unless a guarantee list
aggregating $10,000 was secured—1(X>
guarantors at $100 each. As in all locally
guaranteed attractions, no guarantor is
called on for anything unless there hap
pens to be a deficit and then the amount
of the deficit is prorated.
Little Gladys Weaver Dead!
as Result of Strychnine
Climbing up to u mantel-piece where a
box of strychnine pills had been left 1>\
a member of the family, little Ulady
Weaver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 10. I.
Weaver, 3322 Avenue C, swallowed sev
eral of the pills, dying from the effects
of the poison a short time afterwards. ■
Dr. Wade Martin was culled in imme- ;
diately after tlie little girl took tlie pills, i
but was unable to relieve her. She dieu
at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning.
The funeral will be held from the resi
dence this morning at 10 o’clock, inter
ment to take place in the Woodlawn cem
The death of the little Weaver girl yes
terday is the second one of its kind with- !
ing a week, Quinn Ray, son of Mr. and I
Mrs. Y. W. Ray of West 10nd. having J
died from the effects of strychnine poi-'
soning several days ago.
j Maj.'S. H. Knowlln will deliver a lev- ;
I lure on the naval buttle in Hampton!
Roads between the Monitor and the Mer
rimac this afternoon before Camp Har
dee, United States Confederate veterans.
Major Knowlln was an eye-witness of the
conflict. Only a part of the lecture will
given today, his address being con
cluded Saturday. March 15. <'amp Har
dee extends a cordial Invitation to the
public to attend the meeting this after
noon at 8 o'clock in the reading room
«f the Chamber of Commerce.
Plan to Raise Another $1000
Toward Maintenance of
Southern Offices
Many Interested in Movement Hear
Him—Settle Will Come Here
About April 1—Exum In
dorses the Movement
Birmingham will furnish $2000 toward the
maintenance of the southern headquar
ters of the National Playground associa
tion here, according to action taken at 1
o’clock yesterday afternoon, at which an
address was delivered by George A. Bel
lamy, representative of the association,
who is here to establish such a headquar
The luncheon yesterday was held in the
annex of the Gold JAon tea rooms in the
Brown-Marx building, and was attended
by over 50 men and women of the city
who a!*e interested in this line of work.
Mr. Bellamy was the principal speaker,
dealing with the general activity of play
ground work such as will be done by
George Settle, the playground expert of
Newr York city, who will be placed in
charge of the southern headquarters to be
established here, lie stressed the increased
efficiency of the work when done under
the guidance of an expert, told of the ;
benefits of the "gang spirit" among all
children as it is fostered and developed
by proper playground systems.
Need New R' tidencr Section
“We need playgrounds as much in the
residence sections of a city as we do in
the congested districts/' exclaimed Mr.
Bellamy, “There absolutely must be an
outlet for the surplus energy and life of a
growing boy or girl whether he is rich
or poor, and if it is not given under
proper conditions and circumstances the
evil which exists in so many citiest will
soon arise in Birmingham. But Birming
ham is now in the building stage, and she
has no really good nor bad habits. By
establishing this work here at this time
the work will grow as the city grows
and both will be benefited.”
Mr. Bellamy then stated that $2000 had
been promised by Birmingham if the
headquarters were established here, and
he asked the citizens of the city to raise
the other $1000, the Chamber of Commerce
having given $1000 Thursday. Hill Fer
guson, chairman of the civic improvement
committe of the chamber, and who was
presiding at the luncheon, then named a
committee of 10 to raise this $1000, each
member of tlie committee to raise $100.
This committee was composed of Mr. Fer
guson, chairman; Robert Jemison, Jr.,
J. D. Moore, C. Exum, Willard J. Wheeler,
C. B. Glenn, Mrs. Joseph McLester, Mrs.
Maboffe H. Cecil, Mrs. C. P. Orr, Mrs. W.
D. Nesbitt and William M. McGrath.
Among the citizens* who made short re
marks were Culpepper Exum, president of
the city commission, who said he spoke
from the standpoint of a citizen and not
as an official of the city when he said
that he was heartily in favor of the es
tablishment of the southern headquarters
of the playground association here, and
that he believed that it would be of an in
estimable benefit to Birmingham in many
different ways.
Jemison Speaks
A.s a member of the park commission
Robert Jemison, Jr., spoke a few words
strongly indorsing the project and stat
ing that the park commission bad been
waiting to do something in this line of
work until sumo such organizing was ef
fected here. He stated that between $3on
and Jiioo was now in the bunds of the
park commission for playground purposes,
but had never been placed to any use be
cause there was no organization of any
kind in Birmingham. This money, be
said, would now be turned over to the man
sene here, to be used on playground work
in Birmingham.
Mr. Bellamy, who is head worker of
Hiram Mfiuse, Cleveland, (>.. is one of
tin foremost playground experts and so
cial workers of the country. He left last
night for Atlanta, thence to Memphis and
points north.
As Mr. Bellamy announced in yester
day morning’s Age-Herald, George .Settle
will be ihe man sent here, and Is expected
to arrive about April 1. ‘ The territory to
b-‘ covered by Mr. Settle with headquar
ters here will extern! from Richroopd. Yra..
to New Orleans, and from the Mississippi
river ea t between these Iwo boundrles.
Other cities of the district will raise
money to hell) support the headquarters,
Richmond alrendy having appropriated
Bennett Asks for 21 on Southside and
13 in East Thomas
Chief Bennett of the fire department
made requisition yesterday for ji new hy
drants to he installed on the Southside
anil l:i to be installed in the territory of
East Thomas.
Tile request will be acted upon by the
hoard at Its meeting Tuesday and in the
meantime President Exum will make n
personal inspection or the territory con
tented in tin effort to ascertain how bad
ly tlic new hydrants are needed.
liner Files Application of Creditors
for Review of Confirmation of Sale
I.; t" yesterday afternoon Heferee in
Bankruptcy Edmund H. Dryer, filed the
application, for review of the confirma
tion oL the »ule of the Southern Iron and
Steel company, which has been applied'
for by some of the unsecured creditors.
ji due Grubb will now set a date for the
review and will decide as to whether cr
not the sale of the properties of the bank
rupt concent to be confirmed or not or
whether or not it should be modified in
some particulars. ,
Marshal's Office Busy
Tlu* offices of the t'nlted Stale* mar-!
sthfail was busy yesterday preparing a
large batch of subpoenas summoning
witrns “s to »| pear before tin* federal
grand jury w'hlch convene* Monday.
Decoration* Committee Meets
The decorations committee of the pot
inch committee of the Chamber of Com
merce, l«o tils Plsitz chairman, met yes ter-,
day Afternoon and discussed the street!
decorations to be used during the festival. I
rids are now behig received from dec-1
gating firms.
Earn Five Months
Deposit in the savings depart
ment on or before Wednesday,
March 5, and earn five months
interest at 4 per cent on July 1st.
To make it sure, deposit this
evening between 4 and 8 o’clock.
The doors are open and savings
deposits are made in the regular
americawTrustI Savings Rank
In view of the fact that in other sec
tions of the state, the applicants for fed
eral office as March 4 approaches arc
getting so anxious that there is said to
be grave danger of personal conflicts, it
seems unusually strange that offlceseek
ers in Birmingham and north Alabama
are, eompartively speaking, at any rate,
absolutely indifferent, if not completely
overcome with unshakable ennui.
'In the middle district, there are 17 ap
plicants for the position of district at
torney. There are so many applicants, In
other words, that the congressmen will
have a great deal of trouble indicating
to Mr. Wiison the proper man to name.
Tyler doodwyn. chairman of the state ex
ecutive committee, is unusually active.
There are two applicants from Kufaula.
both of whom are relatives of Congress
man Clayton. They are Lee Clayton, a
brother, and Allen Merrill, a nephew.
For attorney of the northern district,
there are only five or six applicants.
Robert N. ltell and Robert II. Thaeh ot
Birmingham nre In the raee. From Flor
ence cornea the news that Raul Hodges
and Temient Simpson are looking to
wards that berth. Osceola Kyle of Gads
den Is also anxious to land that plum.
For the marshal's office of this dis
trict. there arc comparatively few can
didates. John B. Rosenstlhl of Birming
ham is one of them. Walker furnished
three, Tom L. Long, .1. deB. Hoopeh and
Horace Gibson.
But one of tlieae candidates Is exeep
tlonally active that is in a public way.
Mr. Long occasionally refers to Ins
"golden opportunity.” hut the others are
talking very little.
One of the ripest plums in the stale is
the Birmingham pu- to trice. And \ :t,
very little racket Is being raised In p ir
sult of this berth, ('apt. lack W. John
son is an applicant. Professor Smith,
present assistant postmaster, is in i ,e
fight, it is understood.
It Is the general Impression that some
little time will elapse before any appoint
ments are made. Perhaps, after Congress
has convened In extra session, the appli
cants wilt get out more prominently in
the limelight. Al the present time, south
Alabama is having all the fun to itself.
Tina Lerner Sunday and
Leopold Godowsky Tues
day Night
Tina Lerner, the young Russian
pianist, who has been in great vogue
In Europe and this country for the
past two or1 three years, will make her
first Birmingham appearance tomorrow
Afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Jeffer
son theatre. She comes under the local
direction of the Sunday concert com
mittee of which J. H. Holcombe is
treasurer and manager.
Many line virtuosos have been heard
Who Will Play at the Jefferson To
morrow Afternoon
lie re in the bast 10 years, blit Miss
l.erner is one of the few who has
created a, furore everywhere she lias
slaved. Mr. Holcombe said yesterday
that lie had never known such eager
nterest in a piano recital as has been
manifested this week in Tina Lernef.
Piiere has been a rush at the theatre
don office caused b$ season ticket
lolders securing reserved seats and by
hose who are not ticket holders buy
ing single tickets.
Leopold Godowaky, recognized as ope
Will Live a Piano Itecital at the Jef
ferson Next Tuesday Night
of the greatest artists of the world.,
will give a piano recital at the Jeffer
son theatre next Tuesday night under
the auspices of Miss Kdgell Adams, the
well known pianist and teacher, who,
by the way. was a pupil of this cele
brated virtuoso. There has been a
large demand for tickets f*»r Godowsk;,
and it has been encouraging to the
Passed Through Birming
ham Yesterday En Route
to Galveston
Three battalions of the Twenty-sixth
Infantry regiment. United States Army,
passed through Birmingham yesterday
enroute to Galveston, Tex., where they
have been ordered into camp. The reg
iment has been stationed at Forts
Wayne and Brody, near Detroit, for
several years, and while nothing offi
cial was given out, it is understod
the situation In Mexico is responsible
for the movement of the troops.
The soldier bdys took advantage of
a short .stop In the city to view the
town and many of them were seen
on ihe streets during the afternoon.
They were a husky set of fellows, oacn
wearing an olive drab sweater, which
pointed to the fact that they had been
stationed in a cold climate. They
were under the command of Lieutenant
Colonel Bullard.
They came over the Louisville and
Nashville from Cincinnati, and left last
night for New Orleans over the same
OF G. A. R. MARCH 31
The twenty-flfth annual encampment of
the department of Alabama, Grand Army
of the Republic, will be held in Birming
ham March 31, and orders have been is
sued by W. II. Brooks, department com-?
mandcr, making arrangements for the en
campment. Judge Alfred Beers of Bridge
port, Conn., commander-in-chief of this
order, will be present and will address
the veterans. *
Washington, February 28.—H. H. L*.
Pierce, former third assistant secretary
of state, filed today with tire committee
on expenditures in the department of comi-*
rnerce and labor a general denial of tliir
charges contained in the committee’s re*
cent report on tire fur seal situation, iuf
which he was charged with having pressed!
an illegal claim against. Russia at The
Hague in the case of the sealing vessel \
James Hamilton Lewis
Washington, February 28.-A plan for,
creation of a budget committee, to con
centrate In -one committee jurisdiction
ovef all appropriation bills, was advo
cated in the House today by Representa
tive Sherley of Kentucky He proposed
a committee of 2ti members.
Mr. Sherley declared the situation no.w
confronting the House with a big increase*
in appropriations over the last Congress
now in prospect was intolerable and that
the time had corbe for action.
management to receive man.v orders
from out-of-town musk lovers.
Godowsky's programme will be as
Senate op. si <K Hat). (Beethoven).
Res Adieus R'absence. Le Reiour.
Two songs without words (Mendels
sohn ).
Variations on a theme by Paganini
(1 book i (Brahms i.
Renaissance (Godowsky>.
- Pastorale (Angelos) (Corelli).- Turn*
bourln (Rameau). Musette en rondeau ,
(Rameau ). Re Cat*net i< Sandriew),
Gigue (Roeiliy). {
Sonate Op. 08 (B minor) (Chopin).
Allegro maestoso. Scherzo. Rargo,
An Bord dune Source (Liszt).
Concert St ml v ( K minor) (Liszt).
Symphonic mrta piorpiinye* of Kutl
sllerlcbcn by Strauss tUodowaky).

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