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Who SAVES Most of His Earnings The man who earns $10 a week and saves $1 a .week Is really better off than be who earns $20 and spends $20. Get the saving habit if you , ever expect to get ahead. This bank ( will help you. Bring us your surplus ■ —that oart of your salary over and above >our necessary expenses—and you’ll be protected against loss. Why not open a Savings Account here today? The First National Bank OF BIRMINGHAM ^ “A National Bank for Savings” I Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 \ Per Cent Interest on Savings. Compounded Quarterly , _ WOULD HAVE STATE W. G. Bellenger of Gadsden Thinks This Only Way to Obtain Relief Arbitrary Underwriters That the Southeastern Underwriters' Association is arbitrary in regard to in creasing insurance rates, that rates are and have been steadily on the increase, and that Alabama should remove the ban from mutual insurance companies were observations yesterday of W. G. Beilen ger, former mayor and recently nomi nated mayor of Gadsden. “It is safe to say,’’ added Mr. Bellenger, “that Gadsden will join Birmingham in Its fight against arbitrary tactics of the Southeastern Underwriters’ association. Some years ago Gadsden initiated a con test against this association, and was joined by Sheffield, Talladega and Deca tur. We went to Atlanta and were given a hearing. We were successful in that rates were not then increased. However, the association very soon renewed its at tack, and its postponed action was again put in motion. Birmingham at that time was evidently enjoying reasonable rates for this city declined to aid us in our struggle However, you may depend on Gadsden to do what it can in gaining re lief for Birmingham. "The remedy for the situation is for the legislature to remove the ban from the operation in this state of mutual insur ance companies. At the present time we are dependent on the Underwriters’ as sociation. We are at the mercy of that association, and have very little recourse ^ against anything which it might think expedient to do. When tlie ban was laised against mutual companies, the cot ton mills were excepted. An example of the good results to the cotton mills is of fered in Gadsden. The mills have a rate of from 35 to 40 cents. The dwelling rates in Gadsden range from cents to $1.10. As an example of the tactics of the un d©writers iri gradually increasing rates, i might recite an experience of my own. Some years ago 1 paid $2.75 for protection for a garage. Since tnen 1 have builded a concrete floor and taken other precau tions against Are. However, my present rate is $4.20. * "There is one thing that I am going to assist the Chamber of Commerce to ac complish, and that is the operation of the Queen and Crescent fast trains through Gadsden. 1 have been informed that the officials of the Queen and Crescent will listen to our complaints in that re spect, and I believe tin* time is appro •V priate to start after that concession for our city. "At this time ail of the fast trains pass through Attaila. They issue trans fer to the street railway line but that is far inferior to the operation of the fast trains through Gadsden. I am firmly convinced that our city is en titled to this consideration from the Queen and Crescent railway. Our city is growing. The freight traffic volume is getting more important every year and the time is not for off when Gads den will be one of the vital spots in this state so far as traffic is concerned. "I believe the Queen and Crescent will give us that accomodation which will go with the operation of the fast tiains through Gadsden. We have not Inaugurated a very vigorous campaign ^ for the trains lately, but that is going W to be taken up with a vim and 1 hope ^ it can be accomplished. "By constructing a very short amount of track the trains can be operated into Gadsden instead of Attaila as they are operated now*. We have no objections to the continuation of the operations to Attaila, but we do wrant the Queen and Crescent officials to give our city Some slight consideration at least. J am firmly convinced that with our ac tive Chamber of Commerce, our frineds in Birmingham, and with t’he persuasion that we can use on the officials of th€ Alabam Great Southern that this mat ter can be accomplished." Mr. Bellenger is one of the best known men of the state. He served at Mayor of Gadsden some years ago, anil voluntarily retired. He w'as induced tc enter the race which has just been con cluded, and won handsomely. His op ponent was .Tames Tolson, a prominent and strong man. He received 559 votes to Mr. Tolson’s 413. The nominee with Mrs. Bellenger and guests dined at the Birmingham Newspaper club yesterday. i I i WEATHERLY GIVES ! OUT LETTER FROM | ATLANTA^ LAWYER Wimbish Tells of Columbus, Ga.’s Successful Water 1 works Fight 1 1 VINDICATED RIGHT ; THEN BOUGHT PLANT - ( 1 Indorses Municipal Ownership Highly i and Advises Birmingham to I mi- 1 late Columbus—Well Known to Birmingham People l In answer to The Age-Herald attack- ■ ing his plan for a municipal waterworks, City Commissioner James Weatherly yes terday made public a letter from William A. Wimbish of Atlanta, one of the most prominent attorneys in the south. Mr. Wimbish acted as special attorney for city of Columbus. Ga.. in its recent fignt for a municipal waterworks plant. His name attracted attention in Birming ham. but recently as the attorney for the Alabama pig iron makers, who won the ease before the interstate commerce ci mmission reducing pig iron rates be tween Birmingham and points in the north and east. The i ity of Columbus only several days ag > bought the property of the Colum bus Water Supply company, a private corporation, for $3*5,000. John B. Weak ley of Birmingham was president of tlie company and with other Birmingham fi nanciers held the larger part of the stock. ! it is understood. Before consummating the purchase of the waterworks com pany, however, the city of Columbus went ti rough a controversy something like the one now current in Birmingham. This is what Mr. Wimbish writes about, incidentally giving some of his beliefs regarding municipal waterworks. The let ter follow's: Letter From Wimbish “I have your letter of Jhly 27, asking me t» givd you a resume of the suc cessful fight conducted in behalf of the city of Columbus for the establishment of Its municipal system of waterworks. “In 1881 the city of Columbus granted a franchise to, and entered Into a con tract with, a private company for sup plying the city and its inhabitants with water for public and domestic purposes. The quality of the water and the char acter of the service becoming unsatis factory, the city determined to construct and operate its own municipal system and voted bonds for this purpose in Decem ber. 1992. Bending the issuance of the bonds and their being offered for sale, the water company, in July, 19U3, filed a bill in the United Slates circuit court to enjoin the city on the ground fhat the construction of the municipal sys tem would violate the obligation of the contract between the city and the water company. The case was heard at great length and the litigation was quite ex tended, going twice to the supreme court of the United States. The city was even tually entirely successful, and its right to establish and operate its own municipal system was fully vindicated in the su preme court of the United States. “Subsequently Birmingham capital be came interested and purchased the prop erty of the Columbus Waterworks com pany. Notwithstanding that the water system had been bettered, and the char acter of the service greatly improved, the people of Columbus were firmly -con vinced that municipal ownership of this great public utility was essential to the highest public good. Again bonds were voted, issued and sold for the purpose of constructing the municipal system. The water company undertook to enjoin the city from acquiring by condemnation cer tain properties and rights deemed by the city necessary to the system. In this the water company was unsuccessful, and thereupon an agreement was reached under w-hlch the city purchased from the water company that portion of its prop erties and system that could be used in connection wdth the municipal system. One motive of the city in buying was to prevent anything like confiscation of val ues, since it was recognized that the pri vate system could not successfully com pete with the municipal system. This purchase, I hope, has enabled the stock holders of the water company to get out without actual loss. Public Ownership Best “It is well recognized that the supply of water to a city is in its nature a monopoly, and that the service can be best and most economically performed through public ownership. Tt has been demonstrated in this country and, T think, in Europe as well, that public ownership is the only guarantee of sus tained quality of water, character of service and reasonableness of charges. In the nature of the case, few cities, if any, can profitably support two water | system, and it is manifest that no pri-■ vate system could successfully compete, or even survive, as against a properly constructed and economically managed municipal system. “Nothing so Intimately affects the health, comfort and safety of the public as an abundant supply of pure water for fire protection, sanitary sewerage and domestic uses. Adequate provision for such purposes is peculiarly a public func tion, and lies immediately within the po lice power of a city. “No city, once undertaking the public ownership of Its water system haH ever returned to private ownership, so far as I am aware. On the other hand, the BIVINS COMES OUT FOR SKYSCRAPER JAIL Announces Unequivocally in Favor of Building New Jail On Present Site—Cameron Now Only Member Favoring Re- j moval of the Structure to Another Section _ ! Maj. W. J. Cameron, member of the •oard of revenue of Jefferson county, tands alone among his colleagues as a voting the removal of the county jail rom its present site to some other ection of the city. Dr. R. F. Lovelady. •resident of the board; Hugh Me Jeever and Lawrence Pennington de lared themselves as being opposed to he separation of the county court louse and the jail. Rufe Bivins took the natter under advisement and yester lay came out strongly for the erection • f a modern building on the present ite. Major Cameron stands pat on his emoval scheme. Yesterday morning Sheriff McAdory. n conformity with the instructions laid lown by Dr. Oates, removed about !!.'» legro prisoners from the county jail, imi it is understood that further re novals will follow unless the county authorities build a jail large enough to accommodate the necessities of the county. • The members of the board of revenue have expressed themselves as being in favor of a change, and are willing to erect a building that will conform with the growing needs of the county. Pour [members of the board favor the erection jof a skyscraper on the present site, one member favors the removal of the jail to some other part of the county. Until yesterday Rufc Bivins refused to i declare himself, stating that he wanted time to look into every phase of the ; proposition. He made a statement yes terday that put his attitude clear. He 1 came out unequivocally for the sky scraper plan, and unalterably opposed the proposition of separating the jnil from the county courthouse. His posi tion on this question puts the board of revenue on record as to the removal of the jail, four to one in favor of re taining the present site and building a eight or ten-story building. Missing Cullman County Treasurer In Toils of Law _ i *•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• CAPTURED AT ROCK ISLAND, ILL., ON INFORMATION FUR NISHED BY BODEKER DETEC TIVE AGENCY Traced through a “red-headed woman.” J. D. Searcy, former treasurer of Cull man county, who absconded with $26,000 several weeks ago, was captured at Rock Island, 111., Wednesday night on infor mation received from the George H. Bod eker National Detective agency, which has had charge of the pursuit of Searcy since June 16. Former Chief of Police Bodeker and Detective John Wren left for St. Louis, Mo., last night to bring Searcy back to Cullman. It Is understood that Searcy will not fight extradition and wants to return for trial. The allegations against Searcy are that early In June he came to Birmingham and sold $25,000 worth of Cullman county bonds and then disappeared. The af fair created a sensation as Searcy was known as a respectable married man in Cullman and there were rumors that he had taken the money and eloped with a Birmingham girl for parts un krow n. According: to Detective Bodeker, Searcy was traced through an automobile which lie purchased locally. He was traced through Washington, Baltimore, Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. In New York Air. Bodeker received reports that Searcy was very much in the company of a “red-headed woman" and finally lie lefi the city in his automobile with her. Detective John Wren of the Bodeker agency was sent to New York to ap prehend Searcy, but missed him about two weeks. Mr. Wren, however, kept on the trail and found traces of the al leged absconder in Buftalo, Sandusky, O.. Kendallville, Ind., and finally managed to order his arrest ut Rock island, 111., Wednesday night. Yesterday morning the following tele gram was received from Chief of Police Blinn, of Rock island: "Have J. S. Searcy in custody, with red-headed woman. Have also the Hud son automobile, lie will go back with out papers. Send officers. 1 will swear out fugitive warrant till you get here. Had two thousand five hundred when ar rested.” In the persistent search lor Searcy the Bodeker agency lias been unusually ac tive Over :jf*4>u circulars were sent out throughout the country and in one day Mr. Bodeker stated that he spent $9S for telegrams alone. Yesterday morning former Chief Bode ker received the hearty congratulations of the Cullman county officials. BENNETT IS GUEST OF NEWSPAPER MEN Entertained at Press Club by City Hall Reporters Past and Present A. V. Bennett, whose resignation as chief of the fire department will be effective tomorrow morning, was the guest of reporters at a dinner at the Birmingham Newspaper club last even ing. Other guests were Judge A. O. I jane. George B. Ward and .lames Weatherly, city commissioners, and H. Scvdder Ryall. secretary of the com mission. The hosts were Be Roy Jacobs and Beon Friedman of the Birmingham News. B. H. Mooney, Paoli Smith and Thonms H. Sherman of the Birmingham Bedger. and R. R. Silver and Hugh W. Roberts of The Age-Herald. These newspaper men are serving or have served the local newspapers in the role of city hall reporters, and in this way. have daily encountered Chief Bennett, for whose ability they have profound respect. While in the Informal remarks which were made. Chief Bennett was praised for what he has accomplished as fire chief of Birmingham, and while wishes were expressed for his success in his new enterprise as an agent of the Bir mingham Waterworks company, with fulsome praise, the diner deeloned to permit the appetite to become cloyed. Considerable fun was injected Into the cjir.ner, and it was pronounced a most successful affair. The meal was served with the characteristic success of the Birmingham Newspaper club. books are full of cases illustrating that private ownership has proven unsatisfac tory. Step Is Inevitable “Perhaps it is unnecessary for me to say that 1 have neither interest nor prejudice for or against the company sup plying the city of Birmingham with water; nor am I familiar with any griev ance that the city or Its Inhabitants may have against the company. My views, above expressed, are based upon general observation, and have no direct reference to your particular situation. I may he permitted to say, however, that municipal ownership for a great city like Birming ham is inevitable. Atlanta would not for a moment tolerate any other system, nor do 1 think that any other progressive city would surrender public for private ownership. “In my opinion, the city of Columbus pursued the proper course by first vindi cating its light to construct a municipal system and then by purchase enabling the existing private company to retire without serious loss. Very truly yours, “WIBBIAM A. WIMBISH.” SUCCESSOR NOT YET NAMED McNeel Will Not Appoint Nunnellee’s Successor for Several Days James H. Nunnellee, deputy revenue collector, and former recording secretary to ex-Governor Comer and the present governor, has tendered his resignation, to take effect tomorrow. Mr. Nunnellee, who was only recently appointed to his post by John D. McNeel, collector of in ternal revenue, will resume his newspaper work, and will exert his talent In behalf of the Tuscaloosa Times-Gazette. Mr. McNeel stated yesterday that he had not made the appointment of Mr. Nunnellee’s successor, and would not do so prior to the passage of a few days at least. In connection with the appoint ment and resignation of Mr. Nunnellee. it is Interesting to recall that Mr. McNeel was private secretary to the present gov ernor when Mr. Nunnellee was recording secretary, and that both on the same day were relieved of their duties. NO DECISION YET ON SCHOOL SITE Commission Considers Pro posals Submitted at Conference For over an hour yesterday after noon. the city commissionert) conferred with a large delegation of real es tate men regarding the purchase of a lot for a site of a Southside high school. No decision was reached. It was stated after the conference. that a conference would now be held with the board of education and a dec'slon probably made. The city’s reason for buying a site now is that It is believed much more would have to be paid for the same lot later. No school will be built for sometime, but the object Ik to bnve the site ready when the money is secured for the school building. Among the propositions considered are the following; U B. Clark, 220 feet on Tenth ave nue by 140 feet on Twenty-first street, $30,000, or if allowed to name the school. $20,000. It is understood that the commissioners lean toward this proposition. Samuel B. Weakley. 189^ feet on Alj.gnolla avenue by 191 feet deep and 17i> feet on Sycamore street, $25,ooo. W. T. Underwood—Underwood hill— three acres, $55,000. The commission ers like tliis proposition. George Watley, Seventeenth street and Avenue I. 200x252Vs feet, $30,000; Avenue G. between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets. 400x190, $14,000. McDavid, Meyer, Gold mail A Terry. 485 feet on Twenty-second street by 190 feet on Avenue 1. and 230 feet on Magnolia avenue, $53,000. The Clark proposition is about 57 cents per square foot, and has two houses on It, the Weakley proposition is about 85 cents per square foot, and is unimproved, the Underwood propi aitlon is about 42 cents per square foot and has a large residence on it, the Watley proposition is about 60 per square foot, and is unimproved and the McDavid proposition is about 62 cents per square foot, and has seven houses on it. Farmers Stood Tax Raise of $350,000 Without a Whim per, Says White Henry P. White, member of the state tax commission, after adjusting certain eases involving raises in taxation in Wal ker county, has come to Jefferson to re sume his work in connection with adjust ing cases in Jefferson tounty now pend ing before the board of revenue. "Tax raises in Winston county,” said Mr. White, “will amount to »360,000. It is an interesting feature that the farmers of that county uttered no complaint, but walked up to the county with an agree ment. Tlie howls came from the rich owners of mineral property.” Mr. White did not discuss the matter of taxation on solvent credits or its prob able effect of driving Industries out of Alabama. Ho intimated, however, that the decision of the supreme court In the matter of solvent credltH was sat isfactory to t tie state, which won the verdict, and that action towards the col lection of the new lax will b» under taken at unco. v. i -r . • • TO INTERFERENCE IN STATE FIGHTS Ridiculous Story Circulated That He Saved Underwood by Withdrawing Clayton GOSSIP CAUSED BY RESULT IN TEXAS President Will Most Likely Make Number of Speeches This Fall in Advocacy of Democracy By 111 Gil W. ROBERT* Certain Alabama newspapers have re cently taken President Wilson to task on account of his alleged "interference” in the politics of the several states. The chief executive was advised in lan guage as polite as language can be made, to desist. And in this connection, the old story to the end that but for the activity of the President in the recent cam paigns in Alabama, certain "desired" ends might have been achieved was re vamped. Up to the present time. Mr. Wilson has not deemed it necessary to make reply, and his intimate friends are contending that very probably he will continue to have nothing to say. In Alabama comparatively little is known concerning Mr. Wilson's course in connection with the recent cam paign in Texas. It is said that he in dorsed the candidacy of Colonel Thomas Ball, prohibitionist, who was over whelmingly defeated by ills anti-prohi bition opponent, Colonel .lames Fergu son. it Is safe to state, however, that tlu indorsements did not cause the de teat of Colonel Hull. For It is almost the invariable rule that the indorse ment of any individual without the bor ders of a state, has comparatively lit tle effect on the fate of candidates. In Texas, there is a wholesome lack ol friendship for state-wide prohibi tion, and contempt for the methods em ployed by prohibition leaders to ad vance their own ends. In view of that taut. Colonel Hall’s friends in Alabama can with little justice attribute his de feat to the activity in his behalf of ths President. In Alabama Politics The charge that President Wilson In terfered with politics in Alabama is absurd. No more ridiculous story was e'er, related than that two politicians i from this state induced President Wil son to "save Oscar VV. Underwood” by [withdrawing tleury D. Clayton as a [candidate for the Senate. In the first | place, the President would scarcely know either of the politicians were he to meet them face to face, and in the second place, the preservation of Mr. Underwood at his hands was not necessary. Had Mr. Clayton remained in the race, for the Senate. Mr. Under wood would have disposed of two oppo nents. in the light of the present, no sane man can doubt that fact. They were not the enemies of Cap tain Hobson who prompted the Presi dent to his one act which might he con sidered an act In behalf of Mr. Under wood. They were his friends. For it was freely charged by them that Mr. 1 nderwood did not stand for those "progressive" ideas for which the Pres ident stood, and it was even hinted that between the two there was noth ing of the nature of friendship, politi cal or otherwise. Mr. Wilson promptly served a dinner in honor of the Ala bama leader. He served that dinner rot to aid Mr. Underwood in his poli tical aspiration, but to rebuke his op ponents who had endeavored to misrep resent the true situation. If Mr. Wilson interfered in Alabama politics, he did so with The delicacy of a political genius, and only then when forced In behalf of truth to do so. Had he not served his dinner, the result would have been the same. Had lie spoken for Captain Hobson, Mr. Un derwood would nevertheless have won. The Fall Campaigns In Washington the idea prevails that Mr. Wilson will not "interfere" this fall in the contests for congressional seats. Efforts will be made, It is prob able, to induce him to change his mind. It is safe to prediot, however, that he will not attempt to turn the tide in lavor of any candidae. although it is highly probable that he will deliver several addresses during October in sup port of democracy, and in defense of that legislation which democracy will have accomplished. In this direct manner, he may he in fluential in returning a magnificent democratic majority to the House. Should he take up the fight for any in dividual candidate, it is believed that he would accomplish little of material good. Mr. Wilson, if he had "interfered" in the politics of other states no more extensively than he has "interfered" in the politics of this state, he should be absolved from blame, and shielded from tiie poison-tipped barbs of his enemies. Steiners Will Not Sail for Europe—Situation Not Satisfactory Mr. and Mrs. L#eo K. Steiner and their two boys who left for New York Tuesday morning with the intention of sailing for Europe Saturday, have virtually abon doned their trip on account of the war like situation abroad. They engaged passage sometime ago, and last Monday when the war cloud was threatening Mr. Steiner telegraphed the New York agent of the North Ger man-Liloyd to inquire if he had any in formation from Berlin as to the prob ability of war. The answer to his tele gram was to the effect that the war scare was exaggerated and that the sail ing list was larger than usual. But when Mr. Steiner reached New York he found the situation gave enougii to render a tour for pleasure anything but satisfactory. He wired his brother, Carl Steiner, who is temporarily in charge of the Steiner banking business here, that unless the war situation cleared up be fore Saturday lie and his family would return homo shortly. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTORIA pjy^^|Vlysterystories pale UU glar, unless you can |]4| wl | qJU mentally wave him away by I * mn knowing there’s nothing spe- rLJJJ lll> aTyi cial you can lose. Store val- //’Tk " ^*ere • ^ar^es are *n" JLfjj — TO DEFER INCREASE Secretary of Southeastern Underwriters Says Insur ance Men Do Not Care to Have Conference Either In a li tter received yesterday by i President George Ward of the city com mission from Secretary J. S. Haines of the executive committee of t|ie South eastern Underwriters' association, the request of the Board of Trade and the city commission that the committee sus pend the operation of the IB per cent increase in tire Insurance rates, was tlutly refused. Mr. Haines suggests, however, that a committee of experts come to Birming ham to confer with city officials and civic organizations to see if anything can lie done to remedy conditions here, which the underwriters say compelled ! them to make the rate Increase. It Is prohahle this conference with experts will he held soon. "What we are kicking about." said President W. R. Kwing of the Board of Trade, yesterday, "is that the insur ance men are not toting fair with us. We do not assume an arbitrary position in the matter and attempt to say you do this or don't do that. All we want is Justice, and when they raise our rates we want to know why. Have Violated Agreement "l^ast .seal1 the underwriters made an aglenient with us that if we did cer tain tilings the rate would not be raised. We have done those things, the city has passed a shingle ordinance, and a. clean-up ordinance, and has Improved tin* tire department up to tin* top-notch, hut before these improvements are in force long enough to show their ef fect. the underwriters, apparently with out Investigation, violates their agree ment and raises our rates anyhow. That's what makes us sore. "Their suggestion that a committee of experts confer with us shows that they raised our rates without confer ring with a committee of experts, or iti other words raised them when they didn't know what they were doing. If they did, what's the use in experts coming here now? “The shingle ordinance has been in force but a few months, the clcan-up ordinance is being inferred by the city government to the limit, at least it is at my place; it looks as if we were doing everything in our power to re duce the fire hazard, ever.\ thing the un derwriters asked us to do, and now by way of thanks we get. a 15 per cent In crease. “Chairman A. W. B. Johnson and his committee are working hard on the proposition and we don't propose to give up until we accomplish some thing." , The commissioners and the Board of Trade officials declined to give out the entire letter from Mr. Haines set ting forth the reasons of the increase in rates, the latter part of the letter was made public ns follows: Part of Kaine'a Letter “These are the reasons why the com panies have insisted upon an advance* in rates at Birmingham, and we re gret that we cannot meet your request and suspend this advance, even tempor arily, nor do wo feel that anything would be accomplished through an im mediate conference, as the facts as stated in this letter are correct and could not be changed through any con ference at this time, nor would such conference avail anything unless it were in possesion of data compiled by competent experts, showing in what direction improvements and changes in your fire department, waterworks and general physical conditions would bo necessary to give promise of better re sults in future. “We would therefore suggest that such conference lie deferred and in lieu of sumo, that you appoint a committee of exports who shall meet representa tives from our engineering depart ment to investigate the* entire situation, completing their work as rapidly as possible, and when they are prepared, we will then be pleased to have our committee meet your board to consider their report and to take up the general situation on Its merits. “Assuring you that we have every desire to co-operate with you in plac ing your great city on a profitable basis, and hoping that you will concur in the suggestion set forth in this let ter, we remain, yours very truly, “JOSEPH H. RAINES. Secretary." JUDGE CAMPBELL IS HERE FOR A REST Han Cleared Docket of Federal Court of Appeals and Made Fine Record Judge K. K. Campbell, chief justice of the federal court of appeals, is en joying a short vacation in Birming ham, the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Uewis Underwood. "We have cleared our docket," said Judge Campbell, “but to do so, we were compelled to work hard and long for many months. The court is in good running order now, and we were given an opportunity to rest a couple of weeks. It is always a pleasure to re turn to Birmingham." Mr. Campbell lias made a fine repu tation on tiie bench. Attorney General McReynolds lias been quoted as saying 1 tiiat the appointment of Judge l!amp jbell was one of the wisest of the ad ' ministration. FOREMAN SHOT AND FATALLY INJURED BY Lee Hill Instantly Killed When Suspicious Char acters Are Ordered From Car Athens, July 30. (Spocial. > Last night at Peeden in Tennessee across tin' state line on the I^ewisburg and Northern road. Lee Mill, a contractor, or foreman, working an extra gang of ne groes, was shot urn! fatally Injured by two negroes, one of whom is said to be named Leroy Johnston, and the other Kid Matthews. Hill had Just finished the day’s work, the pay car had passed, and paid off the men, and there were two negroes hanging around who were known as camp followers—never work ed. hut always shot era pa with the v orking negroes—and these were wait ing for the gambling hour to conic. Mill found them near his car at the box car used for a depot and asked what they were doing there, to which they replied that they were waiting lor a train. He ordered them away end at the same time, it is said, drew iiis gun. whereupon Johnston opened fire on him. shooting him through th* arm and again through t lie bowels. Me sank down and the negro walked off. Mill’s breast; he sang t the ground Mill's breast; he sank to tlie fround and the negroes scattered Friend* rushed to him. hut he died in a little while after telling v\ ho shot him. Three negroes are now locked up in the? city Jail here, two of whom were pointed out to the roadmaster and con ductor on the Lewisburg and Northern passenger train this morning as the ne groes who did the shooting. John San ders. a Birmingham negro, sa>he ;,.vaa standing within 10 feet of Mill when lie was killed. and he only knew Johnston by sight, but he and Kid, another Birmingham negro, have work ed together for 15 years. The Johnston negro admitted being present at the time of the killing, but. said another negro named Rrokenback Johnston, did the shooting. Kid de nies being present. Handers states he was present and knows the guilty par ties. The negroes tell practically tho fame story, but the missing negro is said to have done the killing. Mill’s body was brought to Athens and prepared for burial, lie is 43 years of age. resides In Virginia, was a Ma son. and a most excellent man. The negroes who worked for him gave him a good name. Mis remains will be sent to liis old home What disposition will bo made of the negroes is not yet known. The officers are hunting for Brokenbaok alias Henry Johnston., mmmmm ■■ -«•* Ft ml Estate Transfers The following real estate transfers wers yesterday recorded in tlie* office of the probate Judge: W530— I. G. W. Yancey and wife to ! Lena Broom, lot 23 fn block 64, survey of West End Improvement company. * $25,00)— R. F. Smith, W. J. Long. W. H. T.ewls and Louis McLain lo Bessemer Realty company, lots 3. 4, 5, 6 and 7 In block 260 city of Bessemer. $1000—William I jay cock to t lie Mouse Building company, part of lots 12, 13 and 14 in block 78. survey of Birmingham* Ei.sley Land and Improvement company. $2HU0~».\ YVItlv and wife to J. D. Stew art and wile, lot hi in block 6, Woodlawn Realty company’s addition to Woodlawn. Scaly Like Dandruff. All Hair Came Out, Cried at Night. Could Not Sleep. Cuticura Soap and Oint ment Completely Healed. 2127 Division St.. Baltimore. Md.—“The trouble on my child's face and head ap peared as a rash and llien it got so that the skin looked drawn and water and blood would run out. That, would cause a scab and her head and face were a mass of sores. They would crack aud bleed and then her head began to get scaly and 1 thought il was dandruff. I started to take the scab off and found her head was a mass of them. When she would cry it seemed worse be cause the water would stream down her face and Itch and she would dig and scratch. Her little head was bald as it was so sore that all the hair came out. My baby used to cry at night and I could not sleep. “ Then 1 decided to get Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I would make a lather of the Cuticura Soap but her face and head wore so sore I hated to touch them so I would take a soft cloth and wash her head. After I dried it with a soft towel 1 would gently apply the Cuticura Ointment. With thn first treatment I could see a change In my baby aud before t used the whole treatment she was completely healed and her skin le beautiful. Since her head and face got well her hair came back. It only took seven weeks and she has no scars whatever.* (Signed) Mrs. Lillie Owens, Jan. 31, 1914. Samples Free by Mall Although Cuticura Soap (i!5o.) and Cuti cura Ointment (50c.) are raid hr druggiat* and dealer, throughout the world, a aamplo or each with 32-p. Skin Book will bn aont free upon requeat. Addraaa poat-onrdl “Cuticura, Dept. T, Beaton."