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Birmingham Man Back
From Havana Where He
Saw Recent Contest
Was Too l al and Evidently Ex-1
pected Fight to Be Over .
Within First Few
John Strange, after a trip to Cuba,
where he saw' .less Willard win the world’s
title from Jack Johnson, negro pugilist,
returned yesterday morning with a decla
ration that the fight was entirely on the
square, and that when he acquires science,
Willard will be the greatest tighter Amer
ica has ever produced.
Willard’s victory, Mr. Strange says, is
due to the fact that Johnson, over confi
dent, neglected to prepare himself for
what proved to be a gruelling contest, lie
makes the point that had Johnson trained
as hard for Willard as he tra'ned for Jef
fries, he would now be in possession of
the championship.
"Johnson,” he addi d. "entered the ring
with a determination to put Willard out
in the first few rounds. He was evi
dently aware that he would be unable to
stand a battle of more than 30 rounds.
So vigorous was his assault in the first,
second, third and fourth rounds, that in
the fifth, Willard was groggy. At that
time, I would have wagered my ticket
hack home that the negro w’ould win it !
or before the eighth round.
Johnson Marvel of Abilit>
"Johnson was a marvel. Tie was a ma
chine. His every movement was timed,
and Tc* never attempted to deliver and.
scored a failure. Willard won, unques
tionably, through his ability to withstand
punishment, lie is a giant, as strong
hs a horse, and possessed, apparently, of
splendid courage. He evidently knew that
to win he had to tire Johnson, and that
he. couldn't tire him unless lie, himself,
could take the punishment iri the early
‘Johnson's unpreparedness was ap
parent to the most casual observer, lie
was fat. His flesh hung over his belt,
and therein was the indication of his
physical condition which gave the friends
of the white man hope.
"In tlio fifteenth round, Johnson was
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The drink that will make Birmingham -
At Founts In Bottles
•Maid" in Birmingham
fatigued. He came out of his corner slow
ly. and battled for time. He had lost
his aggressiveness. He had evidently be
come aware that he was in the presence
of his master. 'In the seventeenth, John
son looked over the vast arena as a cor
nared animal, face to face with death
would look. In the eighteenth, it is aaJd
that he whispered his fears to his seconds
and sent that message to his wife which
caused her hasty departure from the
Willard Saw Opportunity
About the same time, Willard appar
ently realized that his hour had come. He
assumed the aggressive. Time and time
again he swung with such fearful strength
that, the audience became imbued with an
idea that if he ever landed solidly the
negro would go to the ropes and the floor.
Johnson evaded with marvelous dexterity,
but even when Willard landed only on
his arm or shoulder, the blow would re
sound like the kick of a mule against a
barn side.
“In the twenty-seventh, the blow was
plac« d. Solidly, Willard landed on the side
of the face. The negro tumbled slowly,
and clung tenaciously to the ropes. Then
his body turned slowly, and slowly he
totti red to the floor. Then the count be
gan. and in 10 seconds Willard was de
clared to be the champion of the world.
“It has been said that Johnson could
have arisen, that he permitted himself to
be counted out because he knew he was
doomed and desired to obviate a beat
ing I do not believe this. For when
he was finally lifted to his feet, he en
deavored to continue the battle apparent
h unconscious of the fact that he had
been eliminated.
"The figrit was on the square. There
is no question of that fact."
Birmingham will have an opportun
ity to follow the doings of the Barons
in New Orleans this afternoon by vis
iting the Orpheum theatre, where Com
modore Orcutt, fresh from his feat of
carrying Jess Willard through a suc
cessful fight, will officiate at a base
ball matinee. Arrangements have peer
made to give local enthusiasts every
detail of the opening game and a big
crowd is expected to be on hand to
aid the commodore in bringing the
Barons across with a victory. The mat
inee will start at 3:30.
New York, April 12.—John K. Teller,
president of the National league. meL
his umpires here today and went over
the rules with them, explaining am
biguous points and laying down a code
for strict enforcement of the regula
tions this year.
The pairing of umpires and assign
ments for opening games follow. At
New York. Itigler and Hart: at Boa
ion, Byron ami Orth: at Cincinnati,
Klein and Emslie; at Chicago. Quig
ley and Eason.
At San Antonio: San Antonio 3, Hous
ton 0.
At Beaumont: Beaumont 4. Galves
ton 0. f
At Waco: Waco 8. Dallas 5.
At Shreveport: Shreveport 5, Fort
Worth 4.
F. M. Fisk Dead
London. April 13.— (4:08 a. m.)—F.
Al. Fisk of Detroit, president of the
American society in London, died ves
tt to ay.
C. A. Cary Talks About
Plans Under Way to Make j
Cattle Raising Safe
"No more ticks in Alabama after
C. A. Cary, state veterinarian, who
vas yesterday in Birmingham. de
clared that Alabama should adopt the
above quotation as its motto.
In the following statement he tells
the farmers how, by the investment
by the state of $500,000. more than
>2,000,000 can be made.
"The proclamation of Governor Hen
derson setting apart the last week in
April as a special lime to study, teach,
preach and promulgate tick eradica
tion in Alabama should be heeded by
everyone in Alabama regardless of his
or her work, or business, or profes
sion. Tick eradication means profit
able cattle raising in Alabama. Cattle
and other live slock arc the keys to
diversified farming. Cattle will turn
our grasses and feeds into milk and
beef and fill our soils with humus that
v. ill hold fertility and increase the
vrater-holuing capacity of the soil and
improve its ,texture and mechanical
If Alabama must feed herself she
must feed cattle and other live stock;
if we raise and feed cattle we must
get rid of cattle ticks. I*et the slogan
for rick eradication be. ‘No more ticks
in Alabama after 1920/
"Y\ hat will it cost, to eradicate the
cattle tick front Alabama? Up to date
it has cost 50 cents per head to erad
icate the ticks from territory already
cleaned. Alabama has 8O0.000 to 1,000,
000 cattle. It would cost $400,000 to
$500,000 to eradicate the ticks from
Alabama at 50 cents per head; but
many of our cattle are already clean
r and free of ticks. Many of our pas
! turee and farms are tick free.
"On an average, from various cal
culations and estimates, tick eradica
tion will increase the value of cattle
$7 per head. Eliminate the ticks frdm
Alabama and increase their value $5.
60o,000 to $7,000,000. Will it pay to
spend $500,000 to make $7,000,000? out
this $7 per head is not all we make
by tick eradication. Soul hern tick
marked hides are graded as No. 4
and the same hides without tick marks
grade as No. 2. The difference is 3 cents
per pound. A 40-pound tick-marked
hide will sell for $1.20 less than the
came hide without tick marks.
"Tick-free cattle will make nor*
beef with the same feed than ticky
cattle- Tick-free cows will give 15
to 25 per cent more milk than ticky
cattle, both on the same feed. Ticky
< attle are always more or less nick
.* nd sonic may die. especially the
young native cattle that must -become
tick infested In ticky pastures. Moi,a
native southern cattle die of tick fe
ver every year than of all other cattle
"Tick-free pastures cut out the losses
that come when improved breeding cat
tle are brought from the north or from
Europe. Hence tick eradication means
a cheaper and more certain condition
end opportunity for improving the
freed* and blood of Alabama cattle.
“Tick-free cattle can be sold on any
market fn the United States, hence It
means higher prices, more and better
open market*. Ticky cattle sell for
!«hs on account of the United Stat s
<i«.a ran tine restrictions. Quarantine re
strictions make It cost more to move.
o market and to sell cattle, and the
producer nays the losses.
"How can it be don*.? By the co
operation of the people, the count*,
the state and the federal government
When shall we go, to it? Now !
"Remember tile slogan, ‘No mcr*
ticks in Alabama after 1 920. "
At The Lyric
When an act that could easily be
termed a headliner opens the bill, It is
a sure indication that the balance of the
acts are good ones. This is the case at
the Lyric this week for Johnny Dooley and
Yvette Rugel present the cleverest open
ing act seen this season and every other
number on the bill is of the highest
met it. That the excellence or tne per
formance became known last night was
evidenced by the capacity audience that
packed the theatre at the closing show.
Harry Beresford and company present a
delightful comedy playlet full of human
Interest and excellently acted. "Twenty |
Odd Years" Is a story of springtime and
youth and age, all mingled prettily and i
interestingly. Mr. Beresford added much i
to his reputation as a character actor j
by his fine protrayal of "Nunky." The
playlet is exceptionally well staged.
Billed as a musical comedy pair, Johnny !
Dooley and Yvette Rugel make good '
from the Jump. Johnny is there with the
comedy stuff and raises many a laugh
by his antics. Miss Rugel is very pleas
ing and sings well. The act. winds up
In a scream.
Winsome as ever, Miss Bthel Green
proved her popularity in Birmingham by
the generous reception the audience gave j
her offerings last night, despite the fact |
that every one had been presented here j
before. Her songs and stories are very i
clever and rendered in her own inimitable '
Arthur Geary, well known to theatre
goers as the principal tenor in the "Pink ;
Lady" company, in song numbers and at !
the piano, gave an act of the highest j
As acrobats, pantomimlsts. comedians ;
and dancers the LaToy brothers proved !
wonderful. Their line of work is en
tirely different from act* of this kind
and made an excellent closing number i
to a really clever show. Motion pictures
followed the vaudeville numbers.
C. H. M. |
Tuscaloosa. April 12.—(Special, i
Rev. A. 1). Glass, aged 45 years, died
tonight 111 this city as a result of In
juries sustained in an automobile ac
cident last Friday afternoon. The de
ceased is survived by his widow and
si* children. Mr. Glass is a resident
of Birmingham and up to the time of
ins death had lived at his late resi
dence, Eighth avenue and Forty-fourth'
street. East Birmingham.
ilia body will lie sent to Birming
ham ami funeral arrangements will he
announced later.
I’ass Workmen’s Bills
Harrisburg. Pa.. April 12,—The
Pennsylvania House toda.v passed a se
ries of bills designed lo establish a
workmen's compensation system. The
bills were urged by the state admin
istration. They provide a schedule
for compensation Of 50 per cent of
wages for injuries and benefits for
dependents In case of dealh. Farm la
borers arid domestic servants would not
1 e included under the terms of tne
Corr and Leedy Were Wit-;
nesses on Insurance Mat
ters Here Yesterday
Tiie legislative recess committee uii
fnance and taxation left Birmingham
last night for Anniston and will there
sit today. Anniston property, the com
mittee had been informed, is assessed
fit GO per cent of its actual value and
the curiosity to see a city in which the
law is not in the slightest evaded was
one of the reasons why the commit
tee desired to visit Anniston.
Wednesday morning the committee
will resume its session in Birmingham
. nd that afternoon will adjourn to
n eet again in Birmingham. Testimonj
adduced yesterday was of compara
tively little importance. The witnesses
were John \1. Corr and W. B. Leedy.
local insurance men. The former de
clared state insurance laws to be an- j
tiqualed, and suggested the appoint- I
ment of an insurance committee with
*he governor, tne insurance commis
sioner and a representative of .the
Southeastern Tariff association as its
members. He urged the passage by
the legislature of the Greene bill,
which provides for a separation be
tween the offices of secretary of state
end insurance commissioner.
Mr. Leedy expressed favor of a pro
posed plan to offer a discount of 8
per cent on taxes paid prior to Oc
tober each year, and a penalty of *rom
10 to 12 per cent on payments after
December 31. lie also expressed favor
of the idea of quadrennial assessment
of property made under the direction
of a county hoard of appraisers or
London, April 13.—<3:45 a. in.)—A
statement from Field Marshal Sir John
French, commander of the British ex
peditionary forces on the continent,
read at a recruiting meeting here last,
night, urged the necessity for more
munitions and said:
“I want to pound the en^my and go
on pounding them regardless of ex
penses, regardless of the number of
shells I use. because by doing so, 1
am saving the lives of our gallant ipen
The more ammunition, the less dan
ger to our men in making advances.
“I know that when the time comes
for the great move, we can break
through the Germans.“
Mrs. Echols Seated on
Board of Education
Airs. 1>. A. Echols, the first woman
to become a member of a municipal
board of education In Alabama, yes
terday took her seat on the Birming
ham board and entered into the pro
ceedings witli great interest. Airs.
Echols showed herself familiar with
tlie problems at present confronting
the board and her remarks gave evi
dence of close study of the situation.
Reports were heard from the vari
ous schools and other routine busi
ness was transacted. All members ex
cept Sydney .1. Bowie were present.
Chicago.—Testimony today before
W. M. Daniels, interstate commerce
commissioner, concerned an increase in
freight rates proposed by 41 western
railroads on cotton piece goods, one
of the commodities on which they seek
higher transportation charges
Washington.—Surgeon General Goi
gas of the army probably will accept
the Rockefeller Foundation’s offer
that he become its general adviser as
to public sanitation and control of epi
demics. The foundation desires General
Gorgas to take charge of the dght
. gainst typhus in Servia and it was
learned tonight that officials here be
lieve he will do so.
Philadelphia.—The scout cruiser
Chester arrived here today from Hamp
ton Roads and after minor repairs will
leave for Smyrna to protect American
interests in the Mediterranean. It was
said the cruiser probably woCftd get
away within two weeks.
New York.—P» rsons desiring to .send
money direct to relatives or friends
in Belgium, a privilege denied tnem
since the outbreak of war, can now
for a small rate of exchange forward
sums through the New York offices
of the commission for relief in Bel
gium, Alexander J. Hemphill, treasurer
of the commission, announced tonight.
Sah Francisco.—The Belgian relief
cteamer C a mi ho from California was
reported today as having arrived at
Rotterdam. The Camino left San Fran
cisco December 5. Her mishaps have
lengthened her voyage from an ex
pected 20 days to nearly five Jimes that
Honolulu.— Expert divers who ar
rived here today on the cruiser Mary
land will begin their attempt to raise
the sunken submarine F-4 tomorrow.
Workmen are transferring the appar
atus brought by the Maryland to scows,
which will be towed to the point out
side the harbor where the F-4 is be-.
Moved to be submerged.
Nome, Alaska.—Native seal hunters
.ire reported in mail advices from Icy
rape, on the Arctic cast, to have sight
ed a white man last winter marooned
on- lee floe, drifting in a southwester
ly direction, toward Wrangell Is’and.
Naco, Ariz.—An embargo on all traf
fic out of Sonora points to Arizona
was established by the Villa faction to
:1ay, according to reports reaching here.
It is believed this was done to cover
troop movements, probably prepara
tory to an attack on Agua Prleta.
St. Paul.—The Mirinesota legislature
today finally passed a bill placing tel
i phone companies in Minnesota under
the jurisdiction of the state railroad
and warehouse commission, which is
empowered to fix rates ami compel
physical connection of competing lines.
Sydney, N. S. W., April 12.—Japan
is making marked'efforts to capture
the South sea and Australasian trade
during the suspension of German busi
ness intercourse. An indication of this
is the proposal to open a direct steam
er service between Japan and New Zea
land, and the fact that more steamers
are loading in Japan with goods for
the commonwealth than ever before.
Many Japanese commercial men are
arriving in Australia.
Jury Recommends Clemency
in St. Patrick’s Bomb
New York, April 12. - Frank Abarno and
Carmine Carbone were found guilty by a
jury late tonight on a charge of having
made and placed a bomb in St. Patrick !
cathedral here on March 2.
The jury recommended clemency for
.Justice Xott announced that he would
Impose sentence and hear any motion re
garding the case April 19. The prisoners
were remanded to the Tombs.
Ten minutes before the verdict was
given the jury returned to the courtroom
for information as the culpability of a
police officer who was an alleged accom
plice i nthe commission of a crime. The
question concerned the position of Amedio
Polignani. the young detective who, pos
ing as an anarchist, associated with
(’aibone and Abarno until their arrest,
i 'ounsel for the defendants had charac
terized the case a "frame up” by the
Justice Xott told the jury that the law
does not regard as guilty a police of
ficer w lib, in the performance of his dutv,
aids in the commission of a crime. He
said the officer is preventing crime, al
though in doing so he frequently is obliged
to assist in preparations for a crime.
Dr. Louis Waldstein Dead
London, April 13.— (3:35 a. m.)—Dr.
Louis Waldstein, well known as a
pathologist, physician and authoi, is
dead here. Dr. Waldstein was horn in
New York in 1853 and practiced medt- .
cine there for many years. Recently
he had been doing research work in
.--, ..
Dainty and
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The Age-Herald As the
Business Man’s Paper
Tn addition to all the general news and its various feature
departments, The Age-Herald publishes much of special
moment to the man interested in business and finance.
Notable among its business features is the daily letter bv
Dr. F. ,1. Fd wards of New York, who writes under the pen
name of “Holland.”
Dr. Fdwarils is perhaps the foremost special writer in
America, lie is a graduate of Yale University and has been
in journalism since 1870. For several years lie was Wash
ington cor res pendent of the New York Sun and later editor
of 1 lie New York Evening Sun under the late Charles A.
Dana. Since 1889 he has been writing the Holland letter,
which was first produced for the Philadelphia Press.
The Holland letter creates and holds the following of the
substantial business element.
That the Holland letter is appreciated by men of affairs
is proven conclusively by the fact that Dr. Edwards receives
constantly letters of commendation from business men and
statesmen from all over the country.
Sereno E. Payne, author of the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill,
telegraphed Dr. Edwards for a copy of one of his letters
bearing on the tariff question during its debate in Congress.
When the currency question was before Congress in Sep
tember, 1913, one of the Holland letters bearing on the sub
ject was read in the Senate by Senator Thomas, who said
that it threw more light on the subject under discussion than
anything which had been brought into the debate. This
particular Holland letter was ordered printed in the Con
gressional Record and can be found in full on pages 1 and
2 in the issue of September 5.
No other business letter of tlie scojte, importance and news
value of the Holland letter is being or has been produced.
There are countless stockbrokers’ and market letters in the
field, but they are not in the class of the Holland letter, nor
is the Holland letter in any sense a stockbrokers' or market
letter. It deals with things as much exceeding in importance
the operations of the stock market as the great eurrenev re
form exceeds in importance the operations of a country
hank. In other words, the Holland letter treats of the great
forces and undercurrents back of ami beneath the business
life of the nation at large.
1 lie Holland letter is in its 25th year and here is what Dr.
Edwards himself says about it:
1 he purpose which 1 had in mind when 1 began writing
Hie so-called Holland letters was based upon the fact that
alter 1884 the l nited States began what seemed likely to he
a new career in industry, agriculture and commerce, and
especially in our international financial relations. The coun
Iry in 1882 had made its first loan through American hank
ers to foreign industrial interests. And this indicated the
beginning of a change in our international financial re
New York city was then, as it has been since the Erie
canal was completed, the commercial metropolis of the
nation. To New York came information which reported the
condi!ions of business and financial interests all over the
United States. The men of large affairs in New York were
in constant touch with men of like associations in other
parts of the United States.
'' The Holland letters from the beginning have been in no
sense a report of the financial markets or of the operations
of the stock exchange in New York. There has always been
recognition of the essential difference between the Wall
street speculative, or stock exchange market and the Wall
street which is represented by the clearing house association
in New Y’ork. There was recognition of the fact that direct
ly and indirectly much the greater part of the material ac
tivity of the (’nited States, both domestic and foreign, was
in the course of the year represented by transactions in the
New York clearinghouse.
There was evidence at the time the writing of the Hol
land letters began of a tendency of the larger corporate in
terests of the United States to maintain headquarters in
New York.
“The Holland letlers, therefore, have never been local.
They have endeavored to set forth business, agricultural
Author of famous “Holland" letters
and commercial activities as these have developed in all
parts of the United States. They have constantly made ref
erence to the growth of our commercial relations with South
America and have often called attention to the amazing in
crease in our trade with Canada.
“In the Holland letters the first public reference was
made of the indications early in the present century that
the exportation of American manufactured commodities was
likely in a few years to exceed the exportation of American
food products. In the panic days of 1907 these letters con
tained the first intimation of the methods adopted by Amer
ican bankers to secure the instant importation of gold from
Europe whereby means cbuld be obained of staying the
“Everything that appertains to the material growth of
the United States has been regarded as the proper subject
for treatment in the Holland letters, and tin* record of the
advance made by the United States since 1800 in all depart
ments of activity may be found in more or less detail in the
Holland letters published since 1800. The continent and,
since the recent advance of the United States to the position
of a world power, the entire world have entered the field for
such publications as articles of this kind made possible.”

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