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TELLS OF FIGHTING
IN EAST PRUSSIA
Russians Unable to With
stand Vigorous Onslaught
of Germans
Berlin, February 15.— (Via London,
February 16, 3:53 a. m.)—Herr Von
Koschuetzki, war correspondent of the
Vossisehe Zcitung, today gives the first
comprehensive account of the war oper
ations in East Prussia.
The German troops, the- corespondent
says, assembled northeast of lnster
berg. Beginning operations February
8 by advancing a number of columns
from a common center which was the
village of Kiresen, six miles we3t of
Pillkallen, these columns swung east
ward and then southward The column
fartherest east operated in the Szeupa
valley. Crossing the Russian frontier
and striking the Berlin-Petrograd rail
road around Wilkowiszky, 10 miles east
of the frontier, the cavalry swept still
farther eastward and destroyed the
bridge at Wilszkow, rendering impos
sible the movement of the Russian
train to the rear. Ten thousand Rus
sians and 75 transportable kitchens
were captured there the night of the
tenth. West of Eydtkuhne, the corres
pondent saj's he say abundant evi
dences of the Russian retreat. He
passed a demolished battery, of which
apparently the last man and horsa were
slain. The Germans passed singing
through the ruins of Edytkhunen.
It was a rainy night, according to
the correspondent, and the flanking
movement was attended in places with
the greatest of difficulties. The pro
vision and ammunition trains stuck
hub d£ep in the snow and the provis
ions were unloaded and carried forward
on slegdes. The advance waS| partly
in the teeth of the furious snowstorm,
which prevented the Germans from
pushing on throughout the night.
Dr. Stephen Steiner, war correspond
ent of the Lokal Anzeiger, gives ad
ditional details. The Russians of the
66th division, he says, surprised by
the Germans at Pillkallen and Kchlr
! wifidt, tried to retreat to Stalluponen.
but it was too late. In their east
1 Ward movement, the 56th division al
i most was annihilated.
The German cavalry which de
| stroyed the bridge at Wilwiszki, Dr.
Steiner says, was attacked by Russian
cavalry under General Leonovich, ad
vancing from Kovno, but the Russians
were repulsed. While these operations
were proceeding, the extreme German
left movement, also began, the light wing
going in the direction of Johannepurg.
where the 57th Russian division was
almost wiped out.
Summarizing the East Prussian op
erations, the correspondent reports that
31 Russian divisions were defeated,
*omo of them being badly cut up. He
adds that there now are excellent pos
sibilities for further developments by
the Germans, as East Prussia has been
completely cleared of Russians.
AMUSEMENTS

“Honey Boy” Evans' Minstrels
The singing corps with George Evans
"Honey Boy’* Minstrels, which will be
heard at the Jefferson theater Thursday
matinee and night, is one of which the
"Honey Boy” is exceedingly proud. This
i most 'Ttnportant contingent contains the
! names of such favorite solosists as
J John P. Rogers. James Meehan. William
) TT. Thompson, Jim Doherty, Joe Wesley,
Carl Fletcher and Master Paul Van
Dyke, the phenomenal little yodier. In
addition to these principal vocolists,
there is a picked choir of 30 singers and
1n the beautiful opening scene which
< show's the grand court of honor at the
Panama Pacific exposition in Ran Fran
cisco, this very strong assemblage of
voices is heard to splendid advantage.
As an aid to this is the operatic or
chestra directed by Edward V. Cupe.ro.
George Arliss in “Disraeli”
George Arliss has been long in letting
us see his now famous interpretation of
| Benjamin Disraeli, for his engagements
i In a few cities have made a comprehen
• sive tour impossible, although it is three
. years since Louis N. Parkers play,
"Disraeli,” w’as first presented by Mr
Arliss. Birmingham theater-goers are tc
have their opportunity of seeing the
play at the Jefferson theater Monday
nnd Tuesday, matinee Tuesday. Febru
ary 22-33.
Benjamin Disraeli, one of the greatest
of all English statesmen, has been dead
only about 30 years, so that it was
rather a daring thing to attempt tc
visualize him at a time when the mar
himself is more or less vividly remem
bered by many living persons.
The real Disraeli was a man of manj
eccentricities, a brilliant talker and n
lover of dramatic effects, thus making
the appeal of a play founded upon hi!
character valuable and attractive to the
actor. Mr. Arliss’ characterization is
said to be a brilliant achievement. Reats
on sale Friday.
At The Lyric
A rare treat is in store this week
for the patrons of the Lyric who enjoy
the artistic and the beauttiful in the
offering of Henriette De Renin and
her company of selected models iri liv*
t--- -
Home on time—in
the best of condition
—no worry over how
rainy or cold or mud
dy it may be—
SB Home on time—
■ that’s the way the
HE Empire serves Its
jSSj patrons.
H^j Send us your bun
dies—we can serve
■ you to your entire
Bfc satisfaction.
B Empire Laundry Co.
■ | Telephones 225-226
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| NEWS OF ENSLEY \
The opening exercises of the conven
tion of the Third Pythian district, which
meets at Ensley with Steel City lodge
as hosts, will commence tonight when
the rank of page will be conferred at
the Ensley Opera house by the local lodge.
Folio wing the conferring of this degree I
the doors of the opera house will be
thrown open to the public and the his- ,
toric play “Damon and Pythias,” will
be presented by the dramatic team of
the Ensley lodge, which includes the
Roman Guards.
Large delegations from the 36 lodges
of the district are expected to be on
hand to attend the convention and ad
dresses will be made by prominent Pyth
ians of the state during the session. To
morrow night the delegates and visitors
will be entertained at a banquet by Steel
City lodge.
The programme for the convention is:
Tuesday, February 16. Ensley Opera
House:
7:30 p. m. conferring rank of page.
8:20 p. m.. doors open to tlie public.
8:30 p. m.. drill of Roman Guards and
lesson of friendship by Steel Citv No
190.
Wednesday. February 17, Knights of
Pythiap hall:
9:30 a. m., conferring rank of esquire
by Steel City No. 190.
10:30 a. m.. business session.
12:30, recess.
1:30 p. m., business session.
Report of visiting committee by Charles
Lo wen worth.
Discussion by Graham Perdue ,and
George Huddleston.
Oration. Thomas D. Samford. past grand
chancellor and supreme representative.
Address by L. G. Waldrop, grand chan
cellor.
5 to 7 p. m.. banquet.
7:30 p. m., conferring the rank of
knight.
George Crossett, a member of the Ens
ley fire department, was painfully in
jured yesterday while helping push the
ing reproductions of famous works of
art. Every picture presented is true in
its minutest details a.nd given its
proper setting with light effects that
add much to the attractiveness and
beauty of the scene depicted. Among
the most pleasing reproductions were
“bpring,” a painting after Colling, th'
“Angelus,” by Millet, a picture that
always appeals to the audience and
the closing number, “The Defence of
the Flag," after the famous monument
of Shannon Douglas. The reproduction
of the famous and beautiful group of
statuary is a masterpiece, the audience
showing its appreciation by spontan
eous and hearty applause.
Allan Dinehart is always good in
whatever he presents and it is no ex
aggeration to say that he and Miss
Marie Louise Dyer in the vaudeville
oddity, “The Meanest Man in the
World," offer one of the cleverest and
monst enjoyable sketches that has ever
appeared on the local stage. Its chief
charm is its originality which, com
bined with a very clever presentation,
make it thoroughly enjoyable.
The act of Arnaut brothers, tumbling
clowns, is full of novel and surprising
features. They mingle acrobatics and
music in a most enjoyable manner,
but the feature of their performance
is their encore number. “The Bird
Flirtation.” which must be seen and
heard to be appreciated. It is a
scream.
Alexander and Scott, two of the most
noted black face artists in vaudeville,
gave an act that is a departure from
acts of this kind. They enact the
“swell coon" to perfection, and please
throughout.
Cameron and O’Connor, hi “Hired and
Fired." pleased the> audience, even
though, they laughed continually at
their own “funny stuff. ‘ “At the Wood
side Inn," in which Lane Undell and
Ingersoll featured went good.
Henry and Jessie Bljouve opened
the bill with a skating act that was
interesting and spectacular.
Preceding the performance is one of
the most amusing animated cartoons
that has ever been shown in the south.
C. H. M.
DUTCH GOVERNMENT
PROTESTS AGAINST
WATER ZONE EDICTS
(ContinuPd from Page One)
nations to make such use of the flag in
case of imminent danger for the purpose
of escape,” says the note, “does not justi
fy the use of flags of other nations which
have no such law and have given no ship
permission.
“The Netherlands calls attention to the
grave danger which would be imposed
upon all its shipping by general instruc
tions to British merchantmen to make
use of the Dutch flag.”
Germany Puts Shipping
Problem Up to England
(Continued from Page One)
will be laid in tlie war zone to a great
extent. Accordingly, neutral snips are
most urgently warned against entering
that area, while the course around Scot
land will be sate.
"Germany has been compelled to re
sort to this kind of warfare by the
murderous ways of British naval war
fare which aims at the destruction of
legitimate neutral trade and at starva
tion of the German people. Germany will
be obliged to adhere to these announced
principles till England submits to the
recognized rules of warfare, established
by the declarations of Paris and London
or till she is compelled to do so by the
neutral powers.”
BIG SCARCITY OF
POTASH EXPECTED
New York, February 15.—Prospect of
a great scarcity of potash in the Uni
ted States due to the embargo recently
placed on Its exportation by Germany
was the principal subject of discussion
here today at the annual meeting of
the American Institute of Mining En
gineers.
Charles H. MacDowell, president of
the Armour Fertilizer company of
Chicago said Germany had been sup
plying this country with about f 10,
(•00,000 worth of potash yearly. Fer
tilizer and chemical manufacturers have
enough on hand, he said, t»» last
through the spring on a restricted basis
but should the war continue through
next summer the situation would be
come acute.
Dr. William B. Phelps, director of
the bureau of economic geology and
technology of the University of Texas,
sent a paper in which he expressed
the belief that potash could be obtained
in paying quantities in Texas.
German Boat Sunk V
tendon, February 16.—(1:35 a m.)
An Amsterdam dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph save a reporr. has
been received there from Emden that
a German special service boat, which
preceded torpedo boats in the mine
fields, struck three mines near Bo.kum
Island and was blown up.
West Leaves for Mexico
San Antonio, Tex., February IB.
Duval West, recently appointed per
sonal representative of President Wil
son in Mexico, today received instruc
tions to leave at once for Mexico City
Mr. West started on his Journey to
| night. He plans to reach the Mexican
capital by rail from El Paso.
fir# truck out of the station. The de
mrtment was responding to a call from
\nn street and Bessemer boulevard and
while helping to get the machine started
^rossett slipped and broke one of the
nnall bones of his ankle and was other- j
wise bruised. The fire occurred at a
vacant house and is thought to have been
Df incendiary origin. The damage was
ibout $f*on.
There will be a meting of the Ensley
Relief association this afternoon at 2
:>’cloek at the Ensley Baptist church for
the purpose of formulating plans for an
entertainment to be given by the associa
tion at the Ensley High school audi
torium on the evening of Friday. Feb
ruary 26. A musical programme has been
prepared for the occasion which will in
clude five numbers by the T. C. *1. male
chorus, the other numbers to be given
by prominent vocalists and musicians of
the district. All persons interested in the
relief work are earnestly requested to
attend the meeting this afternoon.
Funeral services over the remains of
E. D. Dickerson, who died in Amarillo,
Tex., several days ago. will be conducted
this afternoon from the residence of his
father-in-law. the Rev. R. A. Baker, at
f>17 Seventeenth street. The Rev. A. K.
Wright, pastor of the Ensley Baptist
church, will officiate. The body of Mr.
Dickerson, accompanied by bis widow and
daughter, arrived in this city yesterday
afternoon. Following the funeral ser
vices the body will be sent, to Fayette
county for burial.
Steel City lodge No. 56, Woodmen of the
World, held a largely attended meeting
last night in the Knights of Pythias
hall on Avenue E and several matters
of importance were taken up. AH of the
lodges in the Birmingham district are
making arrangements to have a class
of 500 which will be initiated sometime
in May. The local lodge is going to
try to have a larger number of candi
dates than any other in the Birmingham
district and already has made a fine
start. The class will probably be initiated
in one of the local theaters in Birming
ham. The date will be announced later.
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INSPECTORS SEIZE
SMOKING OPIUM
New York, February 15.—Customs in
spectors today boarded the British
steamship Frank Mount and seized
$1500 worth of smoking opium and al
leged evidence in the form of letters
which is said to lead government agents
to believe that opium smuggling gangs
ere operating here and at Tacoma,
Wash., and that an extensive traffic
is carried on at Vancouver, n. C\, and
at several large South American ports.
Three Chinese members of the crew
were arrested.
As the Frank Mount was smarting
out of the harbor tonight for Port
land, Me., she was pursued by rev
enue cutters and held up for further
inspection on information alleging that
opium. £3aid to be valued at $20,000,
was concealed in the coal bunkers.
The Frank Mount arrived here on
Saturday from London.
CHARGE GOVERNOR
SWAYED COMMISSION
Wheeling, W. Va., February 3 5.—Ad
ditional testimony that Gov. If. D. Hat
field dominated the West Virginia pub
lic service commission in ordering a
leduction of rates charged by the Man
ufacturers' Light and Heat company,
was heard today before the special
master in the company’s appeal from
the commission's order.
Miss Frances Lee, former secretary
to H. N. Ogden, chairman of the com
mission, at his death last month, iden
tified a letter written by Ogden to oth
er members of the commission, which
declared that “during the past year our
selected chairman has been overrun
and ignored, the work of the commis
sion, paralyzed and rendered futile by
incompetent employes forced upon ua
and interference witli our proceedings.’’
SOCIALISTS‘ DECIDE TO
STAND BY GERMANY
London, February 36.— (12:10 a. m.)
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Amsterdam says that at a private meet
ing of German socialists it was de
cided. in viewr of the sacrifices already
made by the laboring t lasses, not to
support any peace movement until the
Germans are victorious on one front
or the other. The leaders of the party
were instructed to uphold this stand
in the Reichstag.
Collections are being tallen up in
the German armies in the east and
west, the correspondent says, to pur
chase another cruiser Emden.
Miss Mabel Hartwell
Is Crowned Queen of
Mobile Mardi Gras
Mobile, February 3 6.—Brilliant spec
tacles marked the close of the first
day of the Mobile MardLGras cariVval
tonight. Miss Mabel Hartwell, daugh
ter of State Senator Harry T. Hart
well, was crowned queen in «<r. im
provised auditorium where tiievc wer.?
5000 spectators admit*'»i by invitation.
Depicting modern inventions as
viewed by tbo artist, a pagpanl of the
Infant Mystics, lighted by red fire
torches, passed through the principal
streets of the tonight. The loco
motive, the airship, the submarine, the
dreadnaughts and the wireless plant
were portrayed.
Three street pageants tomorrow will
close the season. The Knights of Rev
elry, the comic cowboys and th-s Order
of Myths have prepared elaborate
floats.
Medical Men Meet
Chicago, February 15.—Change* in
method* governing Introduction of ex
pert legal testimony regarding san
ity were discussed today at the ‘an
nual conference of the American Med
ical association. Prof. E. R. Keedy,
Northwestern University Uaw school,
presented a draft of a bill, which ho
said had been Indorsed by the Amer
ican Institute of Criminal Law and
Criminology providing that a Judge
may summon not more than throe ex
perts to testify as to the mental con
dition of a defendant. The bill also
provides for commitment of a defend
ant to i. wtate Insane hospital f. r ob
servation when the Issue Is raised that
he is Insane and ought not to be tried
In court.
Charged With Conspiracy
Corpus Christ!, Tex., February 15.
Anatolio Gonzales of San Diego, Tex.,
was arrested near here today by fed
eral officers on a charge of seditious
conspiracy against the United States !
in connection with what the officers;
say was a plot for a general uprising j
February 22 to seize several Amer- .
lean border states and found a new ]
republic. Arrests in connection with
the alleged plot have been made at
Brownsville, San Antonio and San
Diegfo, Tex.
Sosa Takes Cananea
Douglas, Aris., February 15.—Gen.
Juan C. Cabral's force of 2000 eonven
tionlsts under Gen. Ramon Sosa, le re
ported to have taken possession of
CaDanoa, Sonora, forcing the Maytor
•na troops to evacuate.
ALLIES HAVE ONLY A
THIRD OF STRENGTH
ON THE BATTLEFIELD
SAYS LLOYD-GEORGE
(Coutlnurd from Page One)
capital. It is exactly as if we lia<l a
huge army at Oxford. Tt is only a few
months since Paris bankers could hear
the sound of the enemy's guns from their
counting houses; some can hear the
sound now from their country bouses.
Under thete circumstances, the money
markets of the country are not at their
very best.”
French Confident
The chancellor of the exechequor de
clared the French people were supremely
confident, and indications were that all
the arrangements for raising money
would be crowned with success.
"Rut we have a number of small
states, ' he continued, "which are com
pelled to look to the greater countries
in the alliance for financial support.
There is Belgium, devastated, desolated,
with an army and a. civil government to
maintain, and with no revenue. We must
see that she does not suffer until the
period of restoration and compensation
comes.
There is Servia maintaining an army
of 300.000 fighting her third great war
within two years, but with no resources
and no exports. There are also other
states preparing for war.
"It is obviously to our interest that
they should be well equipped for that
purpose; they can borrow only in th€
French and English markets."
Coming down to the Paris conference
the chancellor explained that the idea of
b joint loan had been abandoned as im
practicable. "An alliance in great war,
to be effective." he said, "means that
each country must bring all its re
sources. no matter what they maygbc,
into the common stock. An alliance foi
war cannot be conducted on limited
liability principles.
"If one country in the alliance has foi
the moment more trained armed men ol
a larger navy or greater resources It'
capital and credit they must be mad?
available to the utmost for the purpose
of the alliance, whether the other coun
tries arc in position to* make a similni
contribution or not. That is the prin
ciple on which the conference in Paris
decided to recommend to their respec
tive governments the mobilization of fi
nancial resources for the purpose of war.’
TO PROBE ALLEGED
SINISTER CAUSES
BELIEVED BEHIND
SHIP BILL ACTION
lContinued from Pag«» One)
against a bill on which senators of any
party had attempted to bind senator!
in caucus.
The House democratic caucus went intc
session tonight with Representative Webl
of North Carolina in charge of the fighi
for the special rule to consider the shij
purchase bill and Representative Pag*
of North Carolina leading the opposi
tion.
Throughout the day conferences hat
been held continuously by both sides
and the administration leaders math
vigorous, but unavailing efforts to wii
over Representative Kitchen of Nortl
Carolina, leader of the next house.
Kate in the day Secretary Daniels o'
the navy, who is from Representativ*
Kitchen’s home state, made a trip t<
the capltol. He was closeted with Rep
resentative Kitchen for nearly an hour
but when he left the latter reiterate*
his determination to vote against thi
bill and to keep aloff from active par
ticipation in the fight.
Administration leaders on the Hons*
side were declaring tonight that if tin
ship purchase bill were passed by tin
House and sent to the Senate, an extri
session of Congress could he avoided
There was considerable discussion of t
report in circulation that it was planne*
to abandon the appropriation bills pend
Ing in the Senate regardless of whetliei
the ship bill passes. Those discussing
the report argued that money would b*
saved by passing a joint resolution con
tinuing the current appropriations.
Delayed by a late session of the House
the democratic caucus on the ship tail
did not convene until after 9 o’clock
Then an hour and a half was lost ir
debate over procedure. Various pro
posals were offered, but finally, at
Speaker Clark’s suggestion, all wen
withdrawn and the bill was read foi
amendment under the regular House five
minute speech rule.
The speaker made a speech supporting
the measure, but said he did not favor
any proposition that would "lam tin
bill down the throat of the caucus'.”
Speaker Clark’s plea for harmony
seemed to quiet down any threaten?*
outbreak and after reading of the bil
for amendments was begun, dlscussior
was more tranquil.
The first amendment proposed, wa?
presented by Representative T’age o:
North Carolina leading the oppositior
to the measure. It would terminate gov
ernment activities in the shipping bust
ness two years after the conclusion ol
the European war.
Discussion of the amendment continue*;
for two hours. On a vote it was de
feated 118 to 38.
This vote. it. was thought, showed tin
full strength of the opposition. The
reading of the bill for amendment wa?
continued.
Speaker Clark pleaded with his col
leagues to gland by the leaders, declar
ing the »*Sity had wandered in the wilder
nes*' for 16 years and that the only way
lo keep progress was to uphold tin
standard bearer, In this particular is
sue, the President of the United States
Representative Fitzgerald of New YorV
vigorously opposed the bill. He said h*
was against any form of government
ownership, and insisted that the ship
ping project was a dangerous experi
ment.
Kob Jewelry Store
Fort Deposit, February 15.—(Special j
At an early hour this morning thieve;
robl^d the drug store of Golson-Haw
kins Drug company of this city. En
trance was gained by breaking the
heavy glass of one of the front doors
Several valuable watches, rings, la
valliers, pins, and other pieces of jew
elry were stolen. There has been s
series of robberies here within the past
few months with no clue as to the per
petrators. They seem to select *torm>
nights in order that bloodhounds can
not track them.
Item Welcomed By
Many Men
Till* will prove a welcome bit
of Information for all those who
are overworked, gloomy, despond
ent, nervous and have trembling
limbs, heart palpitation, dizziness,
cold extrapiltles, insomnia, fear
without cause, timidity In ven
turing and general inability to act
naturally and rationally as others
do, because the treatment consist
ing of grain tablets CHn be ob
tained and taken without the
knowledge of any one. If the
reader has any of the symp
toms, and decides to try It, just
go to any large, well stocked
drug store and ask . for three
grain Cadomene Tablets, und then
take according to the directions
which accompany each sealed
tube. The tonlc-lnvlgorating
power Is soon felt and the joy of
a lieatthy body experienced. These
tablets, originally dispensed by
prominent physicians and phar
macists, now are packed with full
directions for self administration,
so that It Is wholly unnecessary
to psy a physician for prescrib
ing them.
r
As the time approaches for putting into
effect the German declaration of a war
zone in the water around the British
isles, Interest in this particular phase
of the campaign is becoming more in
tense.
Germany reiterates its determination t«>
carry out its declaration in spirit and
in fact. The Netherlands has sent n
note of protest to the German govern
ment. couched in language similar to
that of the United States, in which it
declares it will hold Germany responsible
should any Dutch ships be attacked and
sunk.
At the same time The Netherlands gov
ernment in a note to Great Britain con
tends that the use of a neutral flag on a
large scale and by the direct sanction
of the belligerent government would be
an abuse of such flag. It calls atten
tion to the grave danger which would he
Imposed on all the shipping of its coun
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try by general instructions to British
merchantmen to make use of the Dutch
flag.
The (terrain ambassador at Washington (
lias delivered a note to the United States,
which has been transmitted t*» Great
Britain. 1n which Germans offers to
recede from her plan of destroying
enemy merchant ships if restrictions
placed by the allies on shipments of con
ditional contraband and foodstuffs des
tined for the civilian population of Ger
many are removed.
Coincidentally the first lord of the
British admiralty. Winston Churchill,
speaking in the House, of Commons, de
clared that it was Great Britain's in
tention to use every means to prevent
Germany from receiving food supplies
from other countries.
At the same time David l doyd-George
chancellor of the exeehequer, announced
that the war would cost the allies $10.
€00,000,000 during the current year, but
declared that both Great Britain's and
France's resources were equal to many
i years fighting at that rate.
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ATTACHES VISIT
THE BATTLE FRONT
Paris February 15—(6:20 p. m.)—Mil
itary attaches of neutral countries,
among them Maj. Spencer Cosby ami
Maj. James A. Kogan, Jr., I S. A.,
last week visited tin* French and Brit
ish battle line. They report the health
of the troops was remarkable.
Dr. Gaston Cagnnlrd. after fiv
rflbnths at the front, declares that all
former records have been upset by th« |
present war, the number of deaths from |
illness being less than from wounds, j
contrary to previous experiences.
Seventy-seven per cent of injuries are
from shell fire, as compared with 15
per cent in the Franco-Prussian war.
Many wounds that have the appear
ance of being caused by dumdum bul
lets. according to Dr. Cngnlard. are duo
to the wabbling of the German bul
lets.
WOULD STAMP OUT
SPIRIT DRINKING
Paris, February 15.—(11:15 p. m.)—The
Academy of Political and Moral Sciences
has forwarded tQ the minister of finance
a resolution urging the immediate adop
tion of more drastic measures to stamp
out spirit drinking.
Abolition of the traditional privilege of
wine growers to distill ns much brandy
as they desire for their own consump
tion without paying duty is asked for
and it is suggested that the law against
drunkenness, now' virtually in abeyance,
shall be rigidly enforced.
SETS NEW RECORD
FOR MARKSMANSHIP
Beacon, N. Y.. February 15.—William
Ruf. a gun pointer of the battleship
Texas, who Is visiting his home here,
1 was notified today that he set a new'
1 world s record in big gun marksmanship
1 in recent target practice off the Virginia
capes.
Ruf was credited with eight straight
' hits with a 14-Inch gun, shooting at a
1 moving target 13 miles away.
Deaths and Funerals
Howard Edgar Bower
Funeral services over the remains of
How'ard Edgar Bower, aged <• months,
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bower, 2916
Eleventh avenue, north, were conducted
• yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Inter
. nit nt followed in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Far el a
Mrs. Mary Farelu. aged 44 years, died
yesterday morning at the family resi
dence, 724 Fifteenth street, south. Fun
eral services will be conducted this after
noon at o’clock from the Southside
Catholic church. Interment will follow
in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs. Alice Kale Roland
Mrs. Alice K. Roland, a well known
resident of Birmingham, died early yos
i. rday morning at her late residence,
1206 Ash street, following a brief illness.
The deceased had been living with a
daughter, Mrs. Claude Russell, in Dalle.
Tex., for the past several months, but.
hud returned to Birmingham ■ recently.
Funeral services over the remains will
lie conducted this morning at 11 o'clock
from the residence of Mrs. Robert King.
2030 Highland avenue. The Rev. Robert
],. Bell will officiate. The following will
act as pallbearers:
James Bailey, J. W. Howard, Janies L.
Fletcher, Sr., James L. Fletcher. Jr„
Murray Brown ami W. Barnes Morgan.
The deceased was the widow of the late
Charles Roland and came originally
Horn Russellville, Ky. Mrs. Roland was
known as a woman of marked literary
attainments and had written several
books, as well as a number or s i;»s
Among her published volumes vim
"Rosalind Morton," a novel: "Latter In
Dinner*." and a volume of poems "A
Moneyed Moman." She is surlvlved lev
two daughters, j\lrs. Claude Russell of’
Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Robert King of
Birmingham: a. son. Frank Roland, sec
retary-treasurer of tlie Balley-Joi ei Real
Estate and Insurance company also sur
vives.
B. Rhoades
Florence. Feb. 15— (Special)—B. Rhoades
of Florence died at the home of lilt
son in Oakland, a few miles from here.
The Interment took place at Wesley
chapel. The deceased was a prominent
citizen of Lauderdale county.
James Polk Stanford
Guin. February 15.—(Special. I—James
Polk Stanford, a prominent citizen of
this community, died at l(Js residence,
three miles north of here, yesterday
morning at 3:25 o'clock of dropsy. Mi.
Stanford was sick for sometime. Inter
ment will be made itj.the town cemetery
at 3 o'clock tills afternoon.
E. H. Kimbrough
Greenville, February 15.—(Special.)
The remains of E. H. Kimbrough, who
died in Mobile at his home on Satur
day afternoon, were brought to Green
ville Sunday afternoon for interment.
The deceased was president of the
Central Auto company. Funeral serv
ioes w-ere conducted on Monday morn
ing at the residence of his brother-in
law. D. P. Smith. He was given .i Ala
sonic burial and interment was made
in Magnolia cemetery. Ho is survived
by bis wife and three children, Pate.
Lille Belle, and Adrian Kimbrough.
Mrs. Nancy Wilson
Greenville, February 15.—(Special.)
Mrs. Nancy Wilson, aged 69. died al
the home of her son, J. C. Wilson
Sunday aflernoon at 7 o'clock. Mrs.
WHron had suffered for some weeks
on account of heart trouble and her
death was not unexpected. Funeral ser
vices were conducted Monday after
noon at the residence on South Park
street and interment was made in Mag
nolia cemetery. The deceased Is sur
vived by one son, J. C. vVilson, and
two daughters, Mrs. Halite Odum of
Greenville, and Mrs. Flnnel of Mont
gomery.
JOHNS Undertaking Co.. Phono 100k
ALSACE DIVIDED
BY GERMAN TROOPS
Berne. Switzerland. February 15
(Yin Paris.) \lsace is now divided
by the Germans Into two great parts
—a district of operations and neu
tral zone. The frontier Is marked by
a barbed wire fence hundreds of miles
in length. All foreigners, with a few
exceptions, have been expelled.
Along the border of the Rhin. v.hh'h
constitutes a neutral zone, subjects ol
neutral countries are permitted to re
main.
POWER COMPANIES
WILL BE OUSTED
Salt 1 «ake City, February ID.—Judgo
Marshall of the United States district
court ordered a decree today holding
that the Utah Power and Light com
pany and the Beaver River Power c om
pany are illegally occupying govern
ment land atul enjoining such further
occupancy.
The property involved is said to b *
worth about 815,000,000.
AUTHORIZE SALE
OF COAL LANDS
Pittsburg. February 16. Director* of
the Pittsburg Coal company today au
thorized the sale of 11,530 acres of
coal lands. Including improvements, to
the Motion gahclu ('onsolidated Uonl and
Poke company for approximately 89. •
543,333. The transfer and payment, it
was stated, would he completed betorc
July I
BRANNER RESIGNS
AS STANFORD HEAD
Stanford University, Cal., February
j 15.—John C. Branner, president of Stan
I ford university, has submitted hi* res
| ignatlon effective July 31. The trustee*
I havo accepted it.
Reports say Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur
dean of the Stanford Medical school
I probably will be President Brenner’s
successor.
TO SELL BONDS
FOR SCHOOL
Huntsville.. February 15.—(Special.)
The High school bond issue won by a
vote of about 10 to 1 in the election
today. The city will now proceed l.»
sell 840.000 of 6 per cent 30-vear bonds
for the school.*
Moffatt Sworn In As
Recording Secretary
Montgomery', February 15.—(Special.)
John Moffatt of Montgomery was today
sworn In ns recording secretary in the
office ol Governor Henderson, succeeding
W. K. Henderson of Birmingham. Mr.
Henderson was appointed see rotary to the
govern on succeeding John Humble, re
signed. Mr. Henderson will arrive to
morrow from Birmingham ami will bo
sworn in as .secretary to the governor.
Mr. Moffatt served ns recording sec
retary in the office of former Governor
O'Neal. He succeeded James H. Nun
! nelee in this position.
TROY
_
Troy, February 15.- (.Special.) Superin
tendent I'pshaw of the Fufaula public
schools was in the city recently arrang
ing the programme for the alumni meet
ing of the State Normal school com
mencement. Professor Upshaw is it
graduate of the school here and is pres
ident of tiie alumni.
A summary of the school attendance
for* the year for the first five months
of (lie year shows that there have been
more pupils In attendance than last year
The average daily attendance was 380.
The average daily attendance for the
same time Inst year was 353. The school
enrollment to date is 113.
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Saltillo Reported Taken
San Antonio, Tex.. February l .
Dispatches received «l the Uananza
i agency here tonight reported the cap
ture of the city of Saltillo by Iroops
commanded by Gen. Kulalio Gullcrrez,
j former Provisional President of Mex
ico. Gutierrez, if is declared, virtu
ally has agreed to join forces witli
General Carranza. It is said that the
Villa garrison of 500 men offered but
little resistance to the Gutierrez forces,
said to number 3000.
Kramer Jailed Again
Cullman, February' 15.—-(Special. •—Jo
seph H. Kramer, former assistant cashier
of the German bank of Cullman, was
again placed in jail last night on two
warrants charging additional embezzle
ments. A warrant was also sworn out
for his brother, George Kramer, former
employe of the bank. Warrants were
sworn out by State Rank Kxaniiner Frost
and preliminary hearings will be had
before .Judge Buchman.
Turks Claim Victory
J-trlin, February 3 5.—(Via London,
February 16. 12:30 a. in.)—A Bagdad
diBjfatch says that in an engagement
between the advance guard of the
Turkish left wing and British infantry
and cavalry the British withdrew,
leaving 17 dead. The Turks, it is as
serted, captured 600 camels. Five Turks
were wounded. »
Yankees Sign Youngster
New Vork, February 15.-—Paul Lewis,
a 19-year-old semi-professional pitch
er of Hobeu, N. J„ has signed a con
tract with the New Vork Americans.
It was announced tonight. In an ex
hibition game against Washington last
season, Lewis struck out 18 men.
Artillery Shell Explodes
Laredo, Tex.. February 15.—While
Battery D, Sixth field artillery, U. S.
A., was marching through the streets
here today a shrapnel shell exploded,
blowing a caisson to pieces. No one
was Injured. Officers said the shell
probably was defective.
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WILL MEET TODAY
Semi-Annual Conference to
Be in Session Through
Thursday
The seventeenth semi-annual Masonic |
conferences of Jefferson county will |j
meet this morning at the Masonic tem
ple and will continue in session until
r! hurst! a y.
The conference will he under the l
auspices of Farrnr Lodge No. S, who
will entertain the delegates and vis
itors.
. Attending the conference will be
delegates from every lodge in the t
county as well ns a number of the
prominent Masons of the state. Roy
Osborn, worshipful master of Farrar
ledge will preside.
The programme for today is as fol
lows.
10 a m.—Conference opened. Invoca
tion, Rev. J. t\ Persinger; welcome
address, Frank W. Smith; response, Hugh
Morrow; appointment for special in
structors for the day; exemplification
of opening and closing the three
lodges, exemplification of calling off
and calling on.
12:30 p. m.—Refreshment until 1:30
p. in. k
1:30 n. m.—Conference nt labor.
i io p m.—Exemplification of E. A. j
degree and lesson.
3:00 p. m.—old-fashioned spelling m
bee. m
i so i> m.—Exemplification of first/ vj
section M. At. degree.
f*:oo p. in.—Refreshment until 7:30.1 !
Supper in basement from ti to ?J9 \
o'clock.
DUNN IN JAIL ON
BURGLARY CHARGE
Muskogee, Okln.. February 15.—
Giistua A Tlnnn, president of the Ala
bama f'hrlstian rollogo of Berry. A1a«gSi
arrested at Oklahoma City yesterday, varnTj
planed In jail hero tonight charged wilf y
child stealing and burglary. He was un- j
able to furnish JMn bond.
Dunn Is accused of entering the home®
of Mrs. Mattie Dunn. Ids wife, but with l|
whom bo is not living, and tnklng tlieB
6-year-old boy, Ancel. while the mother ■
wax away.
The charge of burglary has been pre- fa
ferred because It is alleged Dunn took 1
the boy while he was dressed In elotbes i
purohnsed IA the mother *
POLITICAL SITUATION
IN PORTUGAL BETTER
Lisbon. February 13.—(Via Paris. 11:0ft \
p. m.)—The poltlcal situation in Portugal
is more satisfactory, although some fac- j
tlons, especially the democrats, are pro*
testing against what they term illegal
sentences and banishments by the late
government, as well as other disciplln- ,
ary measures. Another grievance 1s the •
postponement of the general elections, as
victory Is assured for the democratic W*
'party. It is generally expected the elec
| tions will lie held in May.
Many royalist newspapers have n -gA
appeared.
WOULD PUT EMBARGO
ON FOOD SHIPMENTS
Trenton. N. J., February 15.—A reso
lution calling on Congress to put au
embargo on shipments of food to bel^
ligerent nations was introduced in the
New Jersey legislature today by Asl
semblyman La Poinle, a democrat. Ml/
141 Pointe said that the objects of blip
resolution was to prevent Increases iis
food prices Ht home.
Jewelry Store Robbed
Cooper, February 15.—(Special. ;
Wyatt Brothers’ drug* store at this
place was forced open by burglars and
about $230 worth of Jewelry and small
articles stolen. The thieves effected
an entrance by battering down th-i
back door with a large pole. No ar- I
tests usl \flt, and no clue as to th*
thieves.
REAL HAIR
GROWER
Found At La s t!
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The Judges of the Brussels end Pari* Exposition*
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