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I" STARTS WORK FOR I BASEBALL SEASON * Six More Barons Arrive LAST GAME IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL LEAGUE TONIGHT “LIL” MARCAN AND M’GILVRAY REPORT U1 Marcan and Bill McGllvray reached the city yesterday afternoon and report ed to Manager Molesworth. Bill, accompanied by his wife and baby, and with tils signed contract tucked safe ly away In his suitcase, was all smiles when seen on the streets yesterday aft ernoon. The Baron “G. O. M.” said that he was feeling as spry as a recruit, and that he would show the youngsters a few stunts in the activity line just as soon as he could get Into a uniform. He states that he has spent a pleasant winter and that he expects a good season this sum mer. Immediately upon arriving Marcan was besieged by a crowd of fans who were curious to know whether he had reached an agreement with Molesworth, but the single Baron hold out declined to discuss the affair further than to say that he and Moley were to talk things over. Marcan was undoubtedly glad to get back to Bit mingham. He told It in his smile and conversation as he discussed the team’s prospects. In vain the star second sacker endeavored to be duly serious regarding his disagreement with Moley. Despite his efforts a good natured smile would break out, and although he said nothing deflnite I ly, it is pretty well assured that his name will be attached to a Baron contract by this afternoon# With Marcan came a friend, one Borus, whom Marcan says is going to make some of them take to cold water when the trim ming season starts in. Catcher Mayer and Fred Dilger also reached the city yesterday. Both report ed for practice in the afternoon and worked out with the recruits. Dilger seems to he in fine shape, while Mayer, if appearance counts for anything, stands an excellent c-hance to live up to the reputation which has preceded him to Birmingham. C. E. M’ELROY GIN TWO YEARSENTENCE Admits Passing Spurious Coin—Worked Unique Scheme C. E. McElroy was yesterday sentenced to two years In tlie federal penitentiary at Atlanta for passing spurious coins by United States Judge William I. Grubb. McElroy is a Birmingham man, some time ago having a considerable reputa tion here as a prise fighter. McElroy came to court of his own voli tion when heard a deputy marshal was out hunting for him, anil confessed to the charge. According to his own confes sion the scheme he worked was rather clever. He would enter a' long distance telephone booth at some hotel here In the city and put In a call for a real man In some distant city, say Chicago. A few moments later he would return to the same booth and put In a call for another party whom he knew did not exisl at some much closer city, say Mont gomery. Then when the operator got the Chicago party on the wire, McElroy would have to drop his spurious coins Into the Instru ment before he could talk. After doing this he would get the party on the wire, stats that there was a mistake some where as he did not want anyone In Chicago, but had a call" In for a party In MontgomeiV. The Chicago man would hang up and McElroy would call the operator and tell her she had gotten the wrong party and he wanted his money back, the tolls In the case usually being rather large. McElroy would then go around to the telephone company’s head quarters and get good money for the counterfeit he had dropped In the tele phone Instrument. After doing this several times the tele phone company discovered the spurious coin, set a watch for McElroy and caught him. BOARD OF TRADE WILL MEET TODAY This afternoon at 4 o’clock the special meeting of the Board of Trade recently called by President J. E. Shelby will be held at Chamber of Commerce head quarters. Several Important committee reports are expected to be made and plans may be discussed and acted upon looking to closer consolidation of the board with the chamber to Insure better co-operation and more results from both Institutions. The board was merged with the Cham ber of Commerce some time ago. Re ports that many of the board members desire a discontinuation of the merger are not given much credence. TELLS OF ACQUIRING THE TENNESSEE CO. Gayley Again Testifies in the Government Steel Trust Probe New York, March 10.—To support Its contention that the United .States Steel corporation wields a dominating In fluence over Independent steel con cerns, government counsel In the suit to dissolve the corporation as an Illegal combination Introduced evidence at to day's hearing to show that Henry Clay Frick, a director of the corporation. Is the owner of 37,100 shares In the Cam bria Steel company. It was alsd shown that Mr. Frick formerly owned a large block of stock In the American Can company, a heavy consumer of steel. , James Gayley, former vice president of the corporation, who testified last week, was cross-examined today. Mr. Gayley was questioned by coun sel for the corporation concerning the acquisition of the Tennessee Coal and Iron company In 1907, which the cor poration contends was p measure to avert the financial panic of that year and not, as alleged by the government, to eliminate competition. The witness testllfed that some time before the acquisition of the property lie had submitted to hint a report from mining engineers which led him to con fide to Mr. Frick the "great possibil ities of the company." The latter did not, however, favor acquisition of the Tennessee company and no further mention was made of It. Mr. Gayley said, until the panic was under way, when Judge Gary spoke to him about the ore reserves and told him "that it might be necessary to take over the Tennessee." Judge Dickinson for the government then attacked the witnesses’ testimony in which he conveyed the Impression that the Steel corporation has no mon opoly of the steel business but had left untouched vast ore regions In this country.” . I 1 ' Mr. Gayley will continue his testi mony tomorrow. CHEAP SUIT BRINGS MUCH NOTORIETY Gadsden, March 10— (Special.)—It ha* developed that the suit for 5 oents filed against Attorney M. S. Slvley by Tom N. Henley, a newsboy, for n Saturday Evening Post, was the work of flivley’s friends. However, the suit was allowed to take the regular course, and Mr. Slv ley has gained much notoriety through It. Tennis Tournament Pinehurst, N. C., March 10.—Misses Helen Barnett of New Haven, Dorothy Ballentlne of Detroit, Harlet Norman of Lancaster, Pa., and eJanne Pushee of Boston, advanced today In the opening play of the woman's singles event in the annual Pinehurst tennis tournament. B_ffibiodSi_ !j I f B i. Stein-Block JL\\ Smart Clathes As ■ buay mi you wan to be wi dreseed, but haven’t time to worry about It. Thatfe why "Stein Bloch’a” Will Interest you. You can step In here today and within 20 mlnutee (If need be) cpn own t w' o “Stein - Bloch” suite, which fit perfectly. Jiret men tion this as ex planation o f browing popu I a r I t y of Blach’e ready for-service ap parel. Another rea son is the sav ing of $10 to - $20 or so. It’s an appeal to the purse which usually does not go unheeded. And why should ItT IIIMIN&MAM Free Delivery—Caeh Mall Ordere 91 or More Get Catalogue If Out of Town B f I* y B ■m | BILL M’GILVRAY REPORTS BILL M’GILVRAY \ Baron's Premier First Sacker, Who Reached the City Yesterday Afternoon TESTIFY AGAINST CHIEF KOHLER Policeman Faces Serious Charge in Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, O., March 10.— Friends of Samuel D. Sehearer today testified before the civil service commission trying Cleve land's “golden rule’’ police chief, Fred Kohler, on charges unbecoming an of ficer. Charles Bull told of a conversa tion he said he heard after Sehearer had surprised Kohler in company with Mrs. Sehearer in her home on June 6, 1012. He said that from his position outside the rear door of the Sehearer home on that night he heard a voice say to Sehearer: “You know I've got as much right in this house as you have,” and ”Sam, you wouldn’t put this little girl out of the house at night, would you?” Neighbors testified that Chief Kohler en tered the Sehearer home that night an hour before Mr. Sehearer broke in a win dow to enter, but the commission would not permit Bull to say whose voice he heard. A neighbor of Sehearer, Levi C. Essig, said he heard some one trying to get out the rear door just after Sehearer broke through a front window. After cross*ex aminatlon of Essig the hearing was ad journed until tomorrow. City Solicitor Wilcox announced that testimony for the prosecution would be concluded tomorrow, and that he would not call either Sehearer or Mrs. Sehearer to the stand. ___ I I ■ I I BACK TO TEXAS, SAYS M’DONALD Washington, March 10.—Captain “Bill j McDonald of Texas, personal body guard for President Wilson during the days after the Baltimore convention and be fore the election, is going back to Texas. He is tired of the effete east and its trappings and flourishes have palled upon 'captain “Bill” was at the White House today. ... , “I’m going back to Texas, he said in mournful tones. “I don't like these here rugs you gOt round this place. My feets getting’ tired, and I want to plant) them in an acre of plowed ground.” Captain “Bill” is a likely candidate tor United States marshalshlp in Texas. reception for MAJOR FONTAINE Dr. A. Eubank will give a reception at the University clubb tonight In honor of Major Lamar Fontaine, the noted sol dier who has been the guest of Dr. Eubank for several days. The, reception will be wholly informal. Major Fon taine Since his arrival In Birmingham has made a number of addresses and It ic undestood that he will make a short talk tonight. Major Fontaine has consented to lec ture for the benefit of the Anti-tuber culosis association, the time and Place to be announced later. ARGUE POINT IN GROCERS’ CASE TODAY The motion for more particulars In some of the allegation made by the United States government against the Southern Wholesale Grooers’ association In the contempt case recently filed against the association, will be argued before Judge William I. Grubb in federal court today. The motion has no bearing of any public interest upon the case. Evidence in the case will be heard on the third Monday In June, which Is June 16. MORTON IS STILL SERIOUSLY ILL New York, March 10.—It was announced tonight by the physicians In attendance upon former Vice President Levi p. Mor ton that the condition of the patient had undergone no material change today. The physician added that Mr. Morton still is seriously Ilk r • Selma, March 10.—(Special.)—Mana ger Riggs will arrive in Selma thia week and will be quickly followed by a number of the men he has signed and who will try for one of the various positions on the club. By the first of next week quite a number of the men who will try for place on the Selma club will have reached the city and the crack of the ash and hickory against the horsehlde wilV be heard at River side park each afternoon. According to letters which have been received here by the officials of the Selma Baseball association Manager Riggs has signed a good bunch of youngsters from which to pick the Selma club. Some of the men, accord ing to the letters, are very promising and Mr. Riggs states the Selma club will make a splendid showing during the season. The Selma club will have ample backing to play out the season if the league remains intaot and the club will also be kept within the sal ary limit. NEW PRESIDENT BASEBALL FAN Washington, March 10.—President Wil son will probably take advantage of his presidential baseball pass when the Washington team opens the American league season here April 10, with New York. Former President Taft last vear pitched the ball Into the field for" the opening game, and President Wilson this season may do the same. It is not un likely that the President frequently will be spectator at the big games, for It Is known he Is somewhat of a ‘‘fan." CONDITION OF AUTO VICTIMS UNCHANGED — Huntsville, March 10.—(Special.)—The three seriously Injured victims of Sun day's automobile accident, when Post master W. T. Hutchens’ car ran Into a ditch on the model state highway were In an unchanged condition today. Alan Hutchens, son of the postmaster, has not recovered consciousness and It Is not believed that he had much chance of recovery. His skull Is fractured. Ben Cowley’s skull Is also fractured and an arm broken, but his condition Is not re garded as grave. Owen Graham is In jured Internally, but will recover. A name well worth remember ing—it stands for quality. , I At the club, cafe or bar call for Old Barbee. A Blend of Straight Kentucky Whiskies TRY IT TODAY ▼ Jno.T. Barbee & Co. incorporated DISTILLERS Louisville. Ky. BICAL COLLEGE STARTS BASEBALL PRACTICEFOR YEAR The baseball squad of the Birmingham Medical college began practice yesterday afternoon. A large number of candidates responded and It Is expected that a first rate team will be developed. Most of last year’s team are back in i school, and In addition there Is quite a 1 of fine material among the new men. Of last year’s squad the following lui reported: "Red” McLendon, “Spike” L)c son, J. D. Sherrill, Hudnail, Webb, Dm Lovelady, Peck, Collier, Robertson. The new material looks good, especially Calhoun, Irvin, W. W. Sherrill, Lewis, 1 Bradford, Caudle, Mangrum, Blackwell, I Ellis and Roper. The medicos' schedule of 1 12 local games has been approved by Prof. A. R. Bliss of the college faculty. The Medical college team lost but one game (and that by one run) last season, and an even more successful season Is predicted for this year. ^ | Coach Courleux made his first cut in ths High school baseball team yesterday, re ducing the squad from 40 to 21 men. The squad has now been down to hard and earnest work for nearly two weeks, and Courleux has gotten a good lino on his men. M’FARLAND TO GET FIRST CHANCE AT WILLIE RICHIE Chicago. March 10.—Willie Richie, lightweight champion announced today that he will give Tacky McFarland the first chance at the title provided he will agree to weigh In at 133 pounds six hours before the bout. "You can't blame me for wanting to drag Packey down somewhere near my elae,” said Richie. "I think he is the greatest exponent of scientific box ing in the world if anyone will allow him to come in at 136 pounds at least six hours before ring time. However, as I hold the lightweight title, I feel it is purely a business deal to have something to say about the weight. As far as the money is concerned I am not claiming the lion's share." TO START TEST OF TUBERCULOSIS CURE Washington, March lOt—Surgeon General Blue, of the public health service, an nounced today that Dr. John F. Anderson, director of the hy genic laboratory, who, with Assistant Surgeon A. M. Stimson. witnessed a clinic at Mount Sinai hos pital in New York yesterday when Dr. F. F. Friedmann administered his vac cine to seven tuberculosis patients, will not begin the government's test until his return to Washington later in the week. Dr. Anderson and Mr, Stimson will con tinue to observe patients treated by Dr. Friedmann in Mount Sinai hospital. The surgeon general said today that the gov ernment would approach the test of the Friedmann vaccine with an open mind, and that nothing would bo made public regarding the experiments until a most i thorough test had been made. If the treatment is found to be good, the public will be told so; if it is found not to be good, the public will be told so. City League Ends Huntsville, March 10.—(Special.)—The City league basketball season has ended and the High school team has won the championship. The total score of the games played by the High school team was 240, and the total scores of opponents was 92. The season closed, with a banquet given the players of the league in the Young Men's Christian association lecture room by the women's auxiliary. The Rev. Francis Tappey presided as toastmaster. * * 4 O'NEILIj SIGNS 4 4 Cleveland, O., March 10.—Stephen 4 4 O'Neill, the Cleveland American 4 4 league team's first catcher In 1912, 4 4 and the last of this season's hold- 4 4 outs, today signed his contract. He 4 4 will leave tomorrow for the Cleve- 4 4 land training camp at Pensacola. 4 * — 4 SPEEDY LEFT GARDENER REPORTS BOB MESSENGER Bob Messenger, the speedy Baron out fielder, who for the past several seasons has been a mainstay In the outfield of Carlton Molesworth's trlhe of Barons, reached the city last night. Messenger appears to be In fine condi tion, and states that he expects an even better season this summer than hereto fore, which, it must be admitted, will be going some, considering the way that the boy nas taken cRre of his garden during the past two seasons. Messenger was glad to be back In Birmingham, he said, and anxious to get Into trim. With Messenger In right and McBride anchored In left, Molesworth has but to LEAGUE TONIGHT Tonight at 8 o'clock In the Young Men’s Christian association gymnasium the championship of the Sunday School league will be settled by the Southside Baptist and Wood lawn Methodists in the third and Anal game of the elimination series. Captain Montgomery of the Woodlawn five thinks his team will prove to be the winners, but Captain Claude Estes of the Southside BaptiBt is of a different opin ion. Anyway, both teams are going Into the game with a determination to win, and It will be a game worth going to see. Coach Courleux will probably be the one selected to referee. NOTED PUGILIST FOUND DYING Neenah, Wis., March 10.—Jim TTalt. a former well known pugilist, was found dying of tuberculosis today in a hovel. Ho was penniless and his once great physique had wasted away until he was scarcely recognizable. Twenty years ago Saturday Hall wasltnocked nut In the fourth round by Robert Fitzsimmons at New Orleans for a purse of $40,000. The State Antl-tubeiculosls society is caring for him.. WANTS MATCH FOR JACK BRITTON I.os Angeles. March 10.—Encouraged by the showing Jack Britton made against Packey McFarland in a 10 round bout In New York last Friday, Dan Morgan, Britton’s manager, is endeavoring to match the boys for a 20 round fight with in the next two months. Morgan tele graphed a promoter here yesterday offer ing to put up an $8000 guarantee for his man. McFarland outpointed Britton, hut the latter’s backers believe he would win In a long distance battle. VALUABLE PORKER DIES IN MADISON Huntsville, March hi. (Special.)—Grand son, a fine lies' at Abingdon farms, owned by W. Y. C\ Humes, died Huturday. Tho hog was one of the finest In this section and was valued at *2000. select a capable center fielder to have an outfield that will stack up with any in the south this season. Both men are exceed ingly fast, Messenger being perhaps the fastest player in the Southern league, and both are excellent fielders and dependable with the stick. When Captain HllAm reaches the city all of the veterans of last season will be on hand. » ATHLETIC* SWAMP THE I i SAN ANTONIO CLl'B i i - ♦ ♦ San Antonio, Tex,. March 10.— + j With all the regulars In the lineup, f ♦ the Philadelphia American league ♦ ♦ team today defeated the Son An- $ f tonlo team of the Texas league. ♦ t 17 to 2. Bender, Pennock and ♦ ♦ Brown pitched three Innings each A ♦ for Philadelphia. $ ♦ ♦ LDo you went a fry booklet nf femooe B club recipoe for iteHi iumeimieeilifiyktl I Ju.t mddreee. Wlieoe. Whiter, 303 I Fifth Aue., Nme York, $1.00 a Day | $1.00 a Day To the Commercial Traveling Men and Visiting Public—Another Special Announcement of Hotel Accommodations At An Extraordinary Low Rate At The Birmingham Hotel ham, Ala Sample rooms and rooms with bath, a dollar and a half, all other rooms $1.00 a day. Rooms regularly scheduled at from $1.00 to $2.00 a.day, including all of the best outside rooms without bath $1.00 a day—no higher. All rooms with private bath $1.60 (except 6). 40 with private bath at a dollar and a half. _ WHY PAY MORE? There are 1(20 available sleeping rooms. All clean, desirable outside room*—no In side rooms whatever. All screened against flies and mosquitoes. All electrle lighted, with telephone in each room. All rtached by elevator. All steam heated. High clae$ cafe, bar and delicatessen lunch room, under aame management. Locatfin In the heart of the elty, Second avenue and Eighteenth street, opposite the poatofflee. No annoying runnera or porters meet trains. Take publlo cabs, carriage* or busses—fare 25c, or electric cars reach the hotel. A SPECIAL RATE FOR REGULAR GUESTS OF $15 PER MONTH THE BIRMINGHAM HOTEL RILEY D. ORONK, Manager $1.00] a Day >.