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DEFEATS®® Churchill Is Batted Hard. Hitting of Hamilton Features University, April 21.—< Special.)—Ala bama again defeated Louisiana State uni versity in a game even more loosely \ played than that of Friday. The score j was 10 to 4. The Alabama players made •lx errors and Louisiana perpetrated 11. The early part of the game was fea | tured by Wilkes’ pitching, only one hit having been made off his delivery until the seventh, when a home run and a ■ingle were garnered by Meadows and Wardlow. The lirst four men up for Ala bama shone as hitters. McCann, I*add. Cargile and Hamilton all knocking out two or more safeties. The Alabama team | as a whole ran bases very poorly, though | McCann did some mighty pretty wrork on the paths. Meadows was the visitors’ only star at j the bat. In the last part of the game he managed to hit a homer and a two | bagger, after Wikle had sewed up the game. Wardlow, the little catcher, put up ana of the best games of the after noon. He was one of the very few players who failed to pull a bone during the j fray. The box score: L. S— AR R. H. O. A. E. TSaidJow, c. ... 6 1 1 9 4 o j Tate, 2b. 4 0 0 1 1 l Morris, lb.4 1 l fi o 0 $ Hamilton, If. ... 4 ft l o 0 ft Pitcher. 3b. ..4 0 0 3 l 2 p Wilkinson, of. .. 3 ft 0 l l i $ Meadows, rf. ... 3 1 2 1 0 l Jackson, p.2 ft ft o o 1 Postell. ss. 3 0 0 2 0 4 f Churchill, p. .., i o o 1 1 l •Morris . 0 l o 0 0 0 Totals . 33 4 5 24 8 11 Alabama— AB. R. H. O. A. E. f McCan, 2b. 4 3 3 6 1 i Ladd, ss. 4 2 2 3 0 0 Cargile, cf.-3h. . 5 1 2 2 0 ft j Hamilton, lb. .. 5 1 2 6 0 3 U Brannon, rf. 6 0 0 1 0 0 * VandeGraaff, If.. 5 2 0 2 ft 3 Robbins, 3b. .... 3 1 1 0 l l Wells, ..3 ft 1 4 3 0 | Wikle, p. 4 0 0 0 3 0 ^owron, cf.0 0 ft 0 j o Totals - 38 10 3 1 24 8 6 j ‘Ran for Churchill. The score by innings: R.H.E. ! Jvouisiana State . lftt) u00 210— 4 6 31 Alabama . 051 22ft 00*—10 11 6 Batteries: Louisiana. Jackson, Church ill and Wardlow; Alabama, Wikle and Wells. ^ Summary: Two-base hit, Meadow. Home runs. Cargile. Meadows. Sacri p; fice hits. Meadow', Ladd. Stolen bases, McCann 3. Irfamilton, VandeGraaff, Cat gile. Morris. Wild pitch, Jackson, Bases on balls. Jackson 2. Wikle 2. Struck out. Jackson 9. Churchill 1, >Vikle 4. Hit by pitcher, Bowron oy Churchill.x Umpire, Joplin. The Origin of Veronica From the London Chronicle. One of the most interesting of twisted names is the girls’ name, Veronica, which, by the way, is not so common as its beauty entitles it to be. You prob 1 ably know the legend of how SC Ve ronica wiped the brow of Christ on His ;( way to Calvary, and how on the hand kerchief a miraculous print of the Sa vior’s face remained. This was the “venim ikom” (the true image) cele jv brated in Christian legend, and the | name Veronica betowed upon the saint was simply an anagram of these two words. I Yes, Sir; My I Palm Beach I Goes to the I American— '\j —The AMERICAN washes I Palm Beach suits in change ■ after change of fresh hot water H —washes them CLEAN with fl out shrinking or discoloring I —And the AMERICAN hand H presses Palm Beach suits B smooth and free of wrinkles i;| and sends them home on liang B ers in dustproof paper bags. B Price | Is Only Ij (Dry cleaned If you prefer at name HJ price, but we recommend Inunderluit.» W- 1720-22 Second Avenue Members of L. N. A. of A. I 3715 3716 The Original Rough Dry Laundry I to 0r*riSZ ' Lord Leading—Hemingway a Close Seeond—Other Barons Hit Well \ ' -r • • ' _ By DICK JEMISOX Briscoe Lord, manager of the Memphis Chicks, is the leading batter of the South ern league for the first nine games of the season with a mark of .409. compiled i from IT blows in 37 times at bat. I Hemingway of Birmingham is second I with .405 and Andreen of Memphis is third with .429. It will be noted that several South ern leaguers are hitting away over their stride, which is natural, until the twirlers get straightened out and the real hot weather gets here. It will also be noted that some of the regular hitters areaway down In the averages. In another two weeks or a month there will be a big shake-up in these figures. Now there are 45 players, including pitchers, who are hitting over the .300 mark. In a couple of weeks this list w*lll begin to dwindle and In about a month it will be normal. Here are the batting averages of all the players through the games played Wednesday. April 21: Player—Team. G. AB R. H. Pc. Lively, Little Rock 1 1 0 l 1000 Rogers. Nashville ..2 8 2 3 .625 Niederkorn, Atlanta 3 4 3 2 .50:1 Townsend, Mobile ..1 2 1 1 .500 Harkins, Mobile _ 1 4 0 2 .500 Kroh. Nashville _ 2 4 0 2 .500 (Goulalt. Memphis .2 4 0 2 .500 (Morgan. New Or... 2 2 1 1 .500 Cunningham. Mo.... 2 4 1 2 .500 Lord. Memphis . 9 37 6 17 .450 Hemingway. Bham. 9 33 f» 15 .455 Andreen. Memphis.. 8 21 6 15 .455 Ross, Chattanooga.. 3 7 3 3 .429 Stark, Nashville _ 9 36 9 15 .417 Cruthers, Memphis.. 9 36 10 15 .417 Bluhm, New' Or. .. ft 29 6 12 .414 Woodruff. Memphis. 3 15 3 6 . 400 Schlei. Memphis _ 1 5 0 2 . 400 Robertson, Bham_ 2 5 0 2 . 400 Clark, Bham. 6 21 3 8 . 381 Wallace, Bham. 6 19 4 7 .368 Bisland, Atlanta ... 9 30 5 11 .367 Sylvester. New Or... 9 34 3 12 .353 Johnston. Chat. 8 32 2 11 .344 McDermitt, Mem. .9 32 13 11 .344 Gibson. Little Rock. 8 32 4 11 .344 Hendryx. New Or... 9 30 7 10 .333 Paulet, Nashville .. 9 36 9 12 .333 Northern Mobile _ 9 33 4 11 .333 Pearson. Atlanta ..1 3 0 1 .333 Hill, Chattanooga ... 32 3 1 1 .833 Shicrly, Memphis ... 1 3 0 1 .333 Smith. New Orleans 4 9 2 3 .333 Grimes. Bham. 2 3 1 1 .333 Dodge, Nashville — 9 34 6 11 .321 Harris, Chattanooga 8 25 5 8 . 320 Jenkins, Atlanta .... 6 19 3 6 .316 McBride, Bham. 9 32 7 10 .313 Schmidt. Mobile _ 9 29 2 10 .310 Magee, Bham. 7 23 4 7 .304 Rumler, Atlanta. 7 23 2 7 .304 Reilly, New Or. 9 33 6 10 .303 Brautigan. Little R. 8 27 5 8 .296 Baker, Nash. 9 34 7 10 . 294 McCabe, Nash. 9 34 2 10 .294 Lindsay, Nash. 9 24 3 7 .292 Perry. Mobile . 9 28 8 8 . 286 Grlbbcns, Little R. 4 14 0 4 .286 Tullos. Atlanta _ 9 32 3 9 . 281 Farmer, Nashville .. 9 32 7 9 .281 Powell, Mobile . 9 36 1 10 .278 Shaw, Little Rock.. 8 29 , 5 8 .276 Smith, Nashville _ 5 11 1 3 .273 Graff. Chattanooga.. 8 30 2 8 .267 Moran, Atlanta . 9 34 6 9 .265 Coyle. Memphis _ 9 34 2 9 .205 Leverett, Nash. 1 4 1 1 .250 Hardgrove, Bham. ..3 8 0 2 .250 Allison, Memphis ... 7 28 6 7 .250 Morrison. Memphis.. 2 4 0 1 .250 Ellam, Bham. 9 29 8 7 . 241 Williams. Atlanta 6 «2o 3 6 .240 Jantzen. Little Rook 8 31 1 7 .226, Hogg, Mobile . 3 9 2 2 .222! Marshall. Memphis.. 4 9 2 2 .222 Hays, Little Rock ..3 9 1 2 . 222; Manes, Little Rock.. 7 27 2 6 . 222 Coombs, Bham. 5 18 2 4 .2221 Caveny, Chat. 8 32 2 7 . 219! Farrell. Little Rock 8 29 1 6 .207 Knaupp, New Or. 8 29 3 6 . 207 Elwert, Little R. .. 4 15 3 3 . 200! Miller, Mobile . 9 30 4 6 .200i East, Little Rock ..2 5 0 1 .200 Coyle, New Or. 3 10 3 2 .200 Flick, New Or. 2 5 0 1 .2001 Johnson, Bham. 2 5 1 t .200: Thomas. New' Or. .. 9 33 4 6 .182! Sloan, Bham. 9 33 4 6 .182 Baumgardner, Mo. .. 9 28 8 5 .179 McCormick, Chat. .. 8 28 4 5 .179 Daly, Little Rock .. 8 28 1 5 .179 Carroll, Pham. 7 28 4 5 .179 Manning, Atlanta .. 7 17 1 3 .176 Calhoun. Mobile .... 6 23 1 4 .174 Hiett, Mobile . S 6 1 1 .167 Starr, Chat. S 30 4 5 .167 Cunningham, Chat... 3 6 11 .167 Dunckel, Memphis .. 9 37 6 6 .162 Hale, Bham. 4 13 1 2 .154 Stewart, Bham. 4 13 1 2 .154 Bowden, Atlanta _ 9 35 5 5 .143 Merritt, Memphis.... 4 7 3 1 .143 Higgins. New' Or. .. 9 28 4 4 .143 Day. Little Rock .... 2 8 0 1 .125 Fincher, Little Rock 2 8 0 1 .125 Eibel, Atlanta . 9 27 3 3 .111 Potts, Atlanta . 3 9 11 .111 Kitchens, Chat. 8 28 2 3 .107 Dobard, Mobile . 9 29 3 3 .103 Edmondson, New Or. 7 29 2 3 .103 Cowan, Mobile . 4 12 2 1 .083 Street, Nashville ... 6 25 3 2 . 083 Williams, Allen. Brow’nlng, Dent and Thompson of Atlanta, Gudger and Cov ington of Mobile, Berger, Clarke and Mc Leod of Nashville, Betts, Bernhard and Roberts of Chattanooga, Buckles. Keely and Robertson of Memphis, Moran. Har per, Roth and Luhrsen of Little Rock, Bagby, Frost and Weaver of New Or leans and Roth, Hardgrove and Black of Birmingham have no percentage, having failed to make a hit as yet. GOLF TOURNEY San Francisco. April 24.—Heinrich Schmidt of the Claremont club of Oak land, who defeated Charles. (Chick) Evans, Jr., of Chicago, western ama teur golf champion yesterday, defeat ed E. H. Bankard of Chicago 1 up in semi-finals of the Panama-Paciifc ex position tournament today. Bankard was 3 up at the end of the morning play. ! Harry K. B. Davis of San Francisco defeated H. Chandler Egan of Tort land, former national and western champion. Egan was 2 up at the end of the morning play. The tournament will end tomorrow morning when Schmidt and Davis meet in the final match for the champion ship. Chess Tournament New York. April 24.—Five games were disposed of today in the contfn uation of the chess masters’ Tourna ment and when play stopped Capa blanca and Marshall still were in the lead, ‘both having gained additional points, but A. Kupchik, with three games to his credit, had the best per centage. Kupchik. besides completing his game with Hodge, which he won. also defeated Michelgcn. Capablapca won the longest game of the tournameut from Bernstein, "the contest going to 89 moves. Standing of the players: Player— Won. Lost. Capablanca .. 3 4 4 Mai shall .. 34 J. Kupchik .3 0 Ohftjes .... 14 21' l^asker ... 1 2 Bernstein ... 1 3 M ichelsen .. 1 3 Hodges . ft aft \ Charles Fanning Testifies at John Lawson Trial Trinidad. Colo., April 24.—Testimony was given today at the trial of John Lawson, leader, on the charge of murder in connection with th.- death o* John Nim mo. a deputy sheriff, that hi the battle at Ludlow, Colo.. October 25. 1913. in which Nimmo lost his life, the striking miners | were the aggressors. t harles b. Fanning. 25. a cow puncher. | who said he had been a deputy sheriff stationed at the Ludlow section house in the early days of the recent labor trou bles in that section, testified that he, with other deputies, started to go to the bud low station to meet a Colorado and South ern train from Trinidad, ns was cus tomary. He said lie rode about 100 yards ahead of his companions and that as Tie approached the station he saw lua oi i ‘“ore men around a string oi box cars. ; He said abo^it 50 had guns and that they opened fire on him. He declared he re treated hastily and detailed what lie said was his part in the battle which followed the alleged retreat of the party of deputies .which had started for the station. He also told of seeing Nimmo's body. I^awson is charged with having been in command of the strikers on the day of the battle. W. F. Badger, another member of the force of deputies, described his part in the battle. He said he saw the shooting of Nimmo, but did not know who fired the shot. Ralph Tafoya, another deputy, told of participating in the battle and W firing repeatedly at a party of men who were firing at the officers from the shelter of a steel railway bridge. NEWS OF ENSLEY Hugh ly>cke of Birmingham will be the oiator of the day at the memorial exercises to be held this afternoon at Oakland cemetery by Camp Pat Cle burne, Confederate Veterans. The pro gramme has been arranged by the mem bers of Stonewall chapter. Daughters of the Confederacy, who, at the conclusion of the exercises, will decorate the graves of the honored dead with the flowers of the south. D. J. Plummer will be mas ter of ceremonies. The Rev. T. R. Hay, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will make the opening prayer. The fol lowing is the programme, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name;*' address. D. .1. Flummer; anthem by choir of First Methodist church, under direction of Ar thur Thomas; oration. Hugh Locke; song. "God Be With You Till We Meet Again. Benediction by the Rev. E. T. Waites, pastor of the Methodist church. Salute and taps by squad Alabama National Guard, under command of Capt. J. D. Carlisle. The district meeting of the Baptist Young People’s union will be held tills afternoon at the First Baptist church, Ensley. Representatives of the 30 unions of the district will be present. The fea ture of the meeting will be the reports of the delegates to the state conven tion of the Baptist Young People's union which met in Montgomery last week. The Rev. E. K. Wright will conduct the morning and evening services at the Bap tist church. An exciting game of hall was played yesterday afternoon between the teams representing the by-product plant of the Tennessee company and Wylam. which resulted in a well earned victory for Wy lam by a score of 9 to 5. The game was played at the lower Wylam ball park and was witnessed by a largo crowd of enthusiastic rooters. flatteries for Wylam wrere Ellis and Stewart and for the by-product plant High and Droghon. Owing to the memorial exercises this afternoon the official board of the Metho dist church has indefinitely postponed the house visitation of the membership of the church, which was to have taken place today. A special communion service will be held this morning at 9 o’clock at St. John’s Episcopal church by the Rev. J. W. Fulford, at which the class that was recently confirmed by the Rt. Rev. C. M. Beckwith, bishop of tlie diocese of Alabama, will he received. At the 11 o’clock service Dr. Fulford will preach a special confirmation sermon. The offices of the Western Union Tel egraph company have been renovated and remodeled. A handsome combination oak counter and telegraph desk has been in stalled. W. D. WEATHERFORD VISITS AUBURN Auburn, April 24.—(Special?)—Dr. W. D. Weatherford, southern secretary of the Young Men’s Christian association, is a distinguished visitor to Auburn, where he is a leading speaker in the Auburn campaign for pure Christianity, which has been conducted this week under the auspices of the local Young Men’s Chris tian association. Dr. Weatherford has addressed two meetings daily and his lectures have aroused great interest among the students. The local campaign committee co-operating with Dr. Weath erford is composed of Sam J. Smith, gen eral secretary; John Rush Lester of Georgia, prayer chairman; C. E. New man, Coosa county, chairman of the com mittee on meetings: Ellison McKissick, South Carolina, personal work chairman; C. E. Monroe. Huntsville, publicity chair man; Glen Liddell, Wilcox county, con servation chairman. The series of meet ings will close with the address by Dr. Weatherford Sunday evening in Lang don Hall. Signs Boxing Bill St. Paul, April 24.—Governor Ham mond late today signed the boxing hill legalizing 10-round, no-decision boxing matches in Minneapolis. St. Paul and Duluth. Only 12 bouts may be staged in one year in any one of the cities. # — , Young Man The out-of-door season demands that you lake your sweetheart for a! ride. If you can’t win her in one of our big. new Packards you are a "dead one” and ail bets are off. Phone Day 1 'l 7 C or Night A <3 / D Jenkins Taxicab Co. la Orderlsg GwI»Whm< Mestto* THINKS DISCUSSION WILL REVEAL TRUTH J. S. Brown Comments on Certain Features of Steele Smith Wall Disaster i To ihe Editor of The Age-Herald: | t want to congratulate you for giving ; the prominent space which you have for . citizens of Birmingham to express their ! protest and views on the frightful dis j aster occasioning the collapse of the j Steel-Smith building in this city. One of the greatest blessings that a [ great daily may confer upon a com* : munlty or nation is to permit its columns to be used by citizens in discussing ques tions pro and con affecting the interests of the public The privilege of the lay men to appear In print over his own sig nature constitutes the broadest interpre < tatinn of the oft spoken of term freedom of the press. The city commission proposes to inves tigate the causes and to locate where to place* the blame for what it calls an accident. That body being primarily at fault, how can it give impartial judg ment? Why term It an accident? The only accident connected with it was that those burned walls stood as long as they did, which was more a miracle than anything else Calamity! Woeful, willful and out rageous expresses the situation! It is ofttimes said that people hide be hind a bush, but this is the only time I have ever heard of a lot of officials try ing to hide behind a bolt of lightning. It is human nature and always has been to lay our faults upon somebody else s shoulders. Adam laid it off on Eve for eatlrig the apple, and Eve laid It off on the snake. So this tendency to shift the blame is a family complaint. However, they should have chosen something bet ter to conceal their faults than that of lightning. Two citizens of Birmingham were looking at the building the instant be fore the crash and they report that the walls rocked so far once that they gasped at the spectacle and then back to place, ami* a second time oscillated back and forth before toppling over. In corberation of this fact, 1 was on Nineteenth street between Second and Third avenues looking toward Red mountain, and the building t rashed and the rain began to pour before there was any flash of lightning or any sound of thunder. The walls of the Steele-Smith build ing fell because the fire had burned out tne mortar between the bricks and it no longer cemented them together. No building inspector, no expert, all thrft was needed to pass upon the danger of this building falling down was a boy 10 years old. or a grown man with an ounce of gray matter in working order. Tlie city commission may probe till doom’s day and ii will never acquit the public mind of the belief that this dis aster is chargeable to th«* city govern ment of Birmingham; if not directly, indirectly, because this palpable death trap apparent to every observer, has been common street gossip since first it was left to the fickle hand of fate to topple over and wreak horrible de struction to innocent persons. Aside from the criminal negligence on the part of the responsible parties, following close upon its heels has oc ' urred the most unforgivable of crimes, the most unprovoked outrages to which this community has fallen heir. A poor unfortunate-negro who was unable to pay his city license and who had been convicted and fined $5 in police court without the price of the line and unable to make* an appeal bond, had been put on the streets In chains to satisfy the exactions of justice. This man was put to work clearing away the rubbish. Hobbled and handicapped by the shackles and chains on his legs, he was unable to get about with any degree of ease, and as a result a part of the wreckage fell In on him, break ing both legs, cutting and bruising him up in a horrible manner. Is there any wonder that there is in dignation among the public at large? The citizens and not the commission ers, it appeal’s to me, are the proper ones to make an impartial probe and to place the blame where it of right be longs. Thanking you very kindly for giv ing space for my views, respectfully, J. S. BROWN. Birmingham, April 24, 1915. i — . ALABAMA TENNIS TEAM WILL MEET AUBURN. OH! OH! I University. April 24.—University of Ala bama students are highly excited as to the possible result of the ac lon of the manager of the varsity tennis team, who announces that Alabama is scheduled to play a team representing Auburn at Au burn within tiie next three weeks. Ath letic relations with Auburn have been suspended since lOOrt. The action of both team managers was not authoritative—that is as far as fac ulty and alumni organizations are con I erned. However, the attitude of the students—those most directly concerned— seems compelling. STEAMER HELD BY VILLA AUTHORITIES San Francisco, April 24.—The Chamber of Commerce received a message today that the British Hteel steamer Cetrina,' owned in Victoria, B. C., 1r held by Villa authorities at Ensenada. Lower Califor nia. The Cetrina was due to arrive here to morrow with merchandise and sugar. FEDERAL LEAGUE Frank Allen in Hall of Fame St Louis, April 24.—Allen pitched a no-hit game today and PittBburg won lrom St. Lou is 2 to 0. in the seventh inning Konetch.v stole home. Score: B U L Pittsburg . 000 000 101—2 6 0 St. Louis -. 000 000 000—0 0 3 Batteries: Allen and Berry; Groom and Hartley. Baltimore Wing Buffalo, April 24.—Baltimore won the last game of the present home series today 1 to 4. Russell Ford was given another tryout in the box. hut the vis iting batsmen laid the foundation for a six-run inning off his delivery In the sixth inning. Ehmke. who succeed ed him, was lilt freely. Score: R.H.E Baltimore . 200 006 110—10 14 2 Buffalo . 000 300 100— 4 7 2 Batteries: Quinn and Owens; Ford, Klimke and Blair, Allen. Tip Topa Beaten Newark, N. J„ April 24.—Harry Mo- i ran, who pitched a two-hit game] against Brooklyn Thursday, came hack again today and beat the Tip Tops 7-2. Until the ninth inning the Pepe' pitcher allowed only four hite. A triple l.y Rariden with three on bases in the seventh proved the undoing of Seaton. Newark captured three out of foui contests with the Brookfeds. Score: P.rooklyn . 000 000 001—2 Newark . 200 001 04*—7 Batteries: Seaton, Marcon and Wht aan. Land; Moran and Rariden. PICTURE SHOWS TO BE OPEN TODAY 'Proceeds to Co to Reunion Fund of C'amp Hardee P.v consent of the city commission the motion picture shows of the cty will he operated today, the proceeds to he given to the Camp Hardee Confederate veterans Hind to send a delegation from the camp to the approaching reunion at Richmond. It is understood that an effort will he made to bring the next general Confed erate reunion to Hirmingham. This may he the last one that will be held owing to (he tact that age and infirmity will neces sarily put an end to the general celebra > lions. Camp Hardee stands as high as nnv Confederate camp in the south, ami It is the desire of its members that it be properly represented. A liberal response to tile call of these old veterans is urged. . - -!>. .... - . Now, What Is the Way To Carry a Chicken? From the New York World What is the scientific way of carry ing a live fowl? Should it be held by the feet while its head is allowed to swing like the pendulum of a clock, or should it be gently folded to one's bosom somewhat after the classic fashion in which Leander presses Hero or that Romeo is supposed to have nestled up to Juliet? That was the weighty question that Magistrate Corrigan was called upon to decide yesterday in the Harlem police court, when John Jackson, a bricklayer, of 338 East One Hundred and First street, and Tudor Kerstein. 38. of 224 East One Hundred and Third street, were ar raigned on a charge of “cruelty to a chicken." Jackson told the magistrate that he had purchased a fowl yesterday from Kerstein. lie said he had confessed to Kerstein that he was making his debut as a chicken carrier and sought enlighten ment as to tlie proper work of procedure. Kerstein. lie said, had told him to grab his potential Easter dinner by the feet. This mode of transportation was being pursued when Agent McGowan of •the Humane society happened along. Mc Gowan told Jackson that he had the wrong sort of half-nelson on the bird. Jackson quoted Kerstein as bis author ity, whereupon both men were taken Into custody. McGowan told the magistrate that a chicken should be carried head up. Car rying it head down made the bird mo rose and unhappy. The magistrate said lie did not think so. and it was agreed that the chicken should decide tin* mat ter itself. It was held first head down and then head up. The chicken registered surprise at the sudden reversal, uttered a few bars of Wagner, and then assumed an ;> i • of stolid Indifference that no further amount of gyration could shatter. Magistrate Corrigan regarded the towi closely for a moment and confessed his in ability to prescribe a right or wrong mode of carriage. The prisoners were dls charged. Modern Wonder From Judge. Restaurateur—Anything the matter with the chowder, sir? Guest—Oh, no. I was merely wonder ing how in the world you ever discov ered so many things cheaper than clams to put in it. . . - ■- ■ ' ■ ■ ... ■■■ ■■ General French Sends Mes sage of Gratification to General Hughes Ottawa. Ont.. April 24 Praise f .r j the Canadian troops in the flgnting I «*f this w eek is contained In a cable ! message received today bv Gener i j Hughes, minister of militia, from Lord ! Brook, staff officer to Field Mishili French, which read. "Hearty congraiula*ions on m.tgnlf- j icent behavior of Ganudian troops Severity of the fighting in vvhtiii the j Canadian fiigt expeditionary force ha I l eei; engaged is given by a casualty ) I list w hich reached here today Incomplete lists of casualties of of j i tieer.s in the two days' engagements i ! shows that .'5 1 officers were woundc^l i am] one killed Froth t h h < it is calculated thn' the casualty list of noncommissioned offi cers and men will contain between boo land tiOO names. The reports stale that tin Canadians were engaged in severe lighting throughout Saturday. April 24, and that the fighting continues The Canadian heavy battery of 17 guns which was lost on Thursday or Friday and afterward retaken by th Canadians, was not located behind the Hues of Canadian infantry but behind the French lines, immediately to the left of the Canadian rear. The French wei o driven from their position by asphyxiating bombs, the reports de cline. and forced back over tn»* Can ; ndian battery In their rear. Tho pieces ' were so heavy that they could not he moved by horses faster than h walk It was therefore found necessary to abandon them. A message to General Hughes s ales that when the Canadian division learned that its heavy battery was in the hand* of the Germans "a deter mined effort to recover them was im mediately made" The guns were brought off and many German prison ers with them. Ike Quit Editorial Chair for “Bossies” From the New York World. Kenosha. WIs. Although he has thrown up a Job he has held for 19 years and i has sold his newspaper, "Fnele Ike” Stephenson isn't afraid lie’ll have to hunt up an employment office to keep the wolf from the door. He’s got a herd *f "bossies" that can lick the best wolf tliHt was ever pictured by a calamity bowler. The cows are working for "i'ncle Joe" on his farm in Kenosha county. Rxports of the College of Agriculture have just completed a year s lest of lft of them. Th«* report shows that the profit on four of the herd was $2333.80 for the year and the college men were eonsevative In their estimates. These four cows, two four-year-olds and two five-year-olds, produced more than 18,000 pounds each of milk and over Soft pounds of butter. They averaged 27b eight-gallon cans of milk, which wax sold at a wholesale price of $1.25 a can. mak ing mi Income from milk alone of $343.75 from each cow. In addition to the milk produced, one of the cows gave birth to a male calf which sold for $800, and the others gav* birth to heifer calves which brought Sinn i each. The cost of feeding was estimated to be $135.30 a head for the year. BELGIAN REFUGEES Forty Thousand Sign Memo rial Expressing Gratitude to the United States The Hague, April it tVla London* 9:17 p. m.»~-A memorial addressed *o President Wilson, signed by about 1“. 000 Belgian refugees in Holland, ex i•resting gratitude for aid which Am*-,r ica has extended to Belgian war suf leiers was mailed to Washington to day It say s "Profoundly touched by the marks of sympHthN which the American na tion unceasingly has showered ltpoft the Belgian people since the begin ning of the war and especially moved by Hi,, good works of the America ft 1 commission for relief In Belgium which has insured the . xlsienee of the entire people, the Belgians now in Hob land beg you to accept this expression of their gratitude. "tVrtainly the Belgians in their day a Of prosperity loved and respected the noble American people, but only griev ous circumstances, such as those in which we now live, could make more certain the full extent of the friend ship which nothing can ever oxttrmi ns t c "We hope 'this humble testimo\>' may be the guaiantee of gratitude without bounds mull the moment when we may attest upon our liberated soil that the Belgian people do not forge* " TAFT AND BRYAN SPEAK IN BALTIMORE ' 1 Baltimore. April L‘ I. Former Presi dent Ta ft spok on "The Opportunl- :fm lies of Fitizenship" at the Cit.v club her.- today, a few hours after Secre tary Bthaii had given advice to new voters nt i he same place Taft th* it Went to Johns Hopkins university where he gave an intimate view of "The Presidency. Its Powers, Its Func tions and Its Uespoiwlhilitics." "I have oiten Thought it would have been better." said Mr. Taft, "to have made the term six or seven years with. Ineligibility for re-election. But I Ion t want to tinker with the constitution. There are so many people who think It ought to he radically .banged that 1 prefer lo have a f**w spots on tl e sun rather than run th« risk of Itfc going out altogether." Mr. Taft spoke caustically about pressure put upon the President to ap prove hilN of doubtful constltutlon jrllty which bud been pas.--oil to satisfy the "folks at holm-" and which went to the supreme court for decision. That, he thought, was the cause of much of the criticism of the supreme court. The large number of measures it hiiS decided unconstitutional, be said, i* used as an argument of the court’s antagonistic attitude toward tilings the people want. Bin Hearted From* Life "Bertie,*’ said Ills motel*, "what would you Ilk*' ».o give your cousin Willie for ids birthday?" "1 know what Pd like to give him,*’ answered Bertie, who hud been bullied by the older boy, "but 1 ain’t big enough.'* Article No. 11 Is the Competition Fair? ^ In addition to the numerous direct taxes a street railway has to pay, such as payment for fran chises, real and personal taxes, State, County and City licenses, there are other indirect taxes. j Among these, which the railway willingly pays as they are imposed for the protection of life and prop erty, may be mentioned a pro-rata part of the cost of lighting, flag V s ging and otherwise protecting rail road crossings, the last two items alone amounting to more than $11,400.00 per year. 1 The jitney, while enjoying the # ! protection, bears no part of the expense. . v1 m Is the Competition Fair?