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" Revolver Mentioned by Ma son Not in Offices of Trading Company V I SAME CALIBRE AS ONE] USED TO KILL BARTON j — Radiff Is Reticent About Insurance Carried by Itarton in I’enn Mutual Co. and Crows Angry When Questioticd New phases of the Barton murder irysterx art: developing hourly. Detec tives Eubanks. Crenhaw and Eyons have been working umeaaitJgiy anti are being assisted by chief Eagan and .Assistant Chief Shirley. \n interesting development yesterday was in regard to a revolver reported to have been «een in the office of lx>uia Walton, who is held with K. K. Mason on a charge of murder in connection with the killing of M. O. Barton near Mulga last Friday night. Tn a statement made to the police upon Ids arrest. E. E. Mason said: “When the firm of W’ulton-Morrotv went into bankruptcy on the 17lh of last February, Walton and I packed •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••tv* M. O. BARTON a number of things in h suitcase, in cluding an old rusty pistol of .38 cal ibre and brought these things to the office of the Walton Trading com pany, which has offices in the Jeffer son County bank building. I do not know whether or not this revolver is still up there.” Upon investigation the detectives found that this particular revolver was not in,the office of the Walton Trad ing company, nut they found a num ber of cartridges of .38 calibre. Barton, the victim of Thursday’s tragedy, was killed by a bullet of this calibre, ac cording to a statement made by Cor oner Spain. There seems to be considerable mystery concerning the additional $10,000 insurance reported to have been carried by Barton. No one will tell what agency wrote this policy, nor will the authorities say when it was written. U. A. Barton, father of' the deceased, is responsible for the state ment, but hud nothing more to say. Mystery as to Insurance Thus far it is known that the Penn Mutual Insurance company wrote a policy •upon the life of young Barton for $15,000 October, 1934. P. C. Ratliff, the agent of this company, admits this. When ques tioned last night by a representative of The Age-Herald, Mr. Ratliff became somewhat peevish, and remarked that he couldn’t see ”\\l.at good it would do if 1 gave out any information.” Ho expressed I his scorn for the police department in i no uncertain words. “I don’t intend to i be questioned by any reporter and 1 will ! not give out a statement,” he said wrath folly. "It is true that we wrote a policy, on the life of Barton. Of course, he was aware of it; he had to be examined. I won’t be subjected to any examination by any man who represents a newspaper." Bo saying he hung the receiver up with a bang. G. H. Garden readily gave informati6n as to the policy which his firm, the Con tinental Casualty company, wrote on the life of Barton, and stated it was for $7500, and had been written on April 3, this year. The Maryland Casualty company also admits that they insured the rrre of Barton on April 1 for the sum of $10, 5)00. 'it is known and admitted by Walton that all this insurance was paid for with Walton’s notes, then being no cash in volved in tlie transaction. Alvin M. Douglas of the firm of Doug las K' Ray. retained by the Barton family, made the following statement last right; 'Upon careful investigation of the records in the probate court. I filial that the Walton Trading company is a cor poration under the laws of the state, of Alabama, and is capitalized for $4000, of i Madame, Do You Ever IH a v e Trouble I I With the Wash- I erwoman j J —.Housekeeper* wlio *cml I nil flic clothe* to the B AMERICA* |M ■ Rough Dry $ §§■ department find it cheaper. HI UgH more convenient and dccid- gK edl> ' cleaner. V'-' ■I —AH the family washing. Bj B| including men'* *lilrtw, arc W~ ^ laundered clean and I atarched ready to Iron at I your home, for f I n ■ CK*T» | |;j V 1*01*0 ^ 3715 3716 TM Original “Rough Dry" Laundry 'ta Ordering Good* I'lratr Mcutiou SUM AUE-UUULU By WHS. J. B. REID What would you think If your grocery bill whs only $2 a month? There is a woman In Jefferson county wno has this consolation, Mrs. Janie V. Ellis, who lives at Klmbrell, about 11 mil«i» below Bessemer. Her family con sists of herself and husband. They live on a farm, and raise everything they eat. only have to buy their flour and sugar. Neither drink coffee, but as she says, “in stead we drink the good old-time butter milk.’”' Besides having a plenty of home cured meats, lard, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables for themselves and their guests, for they make you very wel come at their home, they have a ready and steady supply for the market. 'I hey have great pride in the fact that Besse mer consumes at good prices all of their country produce. Klmbrell is a very thrifty settlement, with about 24 families, united by ties of kin or good fellowship, and they are in dustrious and enterprising. Tho spirit of doing things Is very manifest among them, and now (hey are busy with their land, preparing it for the crop of lUlo. They plant some cotton, but are close enough to the mines for the men to make “extra money if cash runs short. ’ Di versification of crops is nothing new with them. They have profited by their ex perience and find the parcel post delivery of great service in delivering their prod ucts. No doubt many families In 'the same neighborhod could astonish you with the size of their grocery bills. We had dinner ; on the schoolhousc Iruwn. and it looked like Christmas times, so many good things, and all the results of a small farm. The which $1000 lias been paid in. The shares arc valued at $10 each. There are 100 shares, Mrs. Minnie Walton being the holder of 08 shares and Louis Walton tin* holder of one share. Barton also l ad one share. The officers of the -com pany were named as Louis Walton, presi dent and treasurer, ami M. O. Barton, secretary. As far as l know, the com I any has complied with all the Alabama laws regulating such corporations." Mr. Douglas left unexpectedly for Mont gomery last night, but it could not be ascertained whether his trip had any con nection with the case. Very Successful, Says Shirley Assistant Chief Shirley said: “We are leaving no stone unturned, and 1 can only say we are meeting with very good success." Detectives C realm w. Eubanks and Lyons arc reticent as to what they are doing. “We shan't stop work upon this case until we have run down every possible hie. New evlder.ee is being upturned r»vpry clay, and gradually we are com pleting the chain link by link.” When asked If other arrests would follow they replied: "Most assuredly, but when we cannot say. If we cared to we could make the arrest now. We are merely waiting." Louis Walton, when seen, said: "I have nothing to say in regard to the case. My counsel has advised me to say nothing. However, i am not on the verge of a breakdown. In fact. 1 am in the best of health, and am confident that everything will be explained sat isfactorily when the proper time comes.” When asked whether or not he knew anything about a revolver in bis of fice lie hesitated and replied in the negative. “Did your wife know anything of Barton's life being Insured so heav ily?” “There you go again,” he said. “Didn’t I Just tell you L was not go ing to say anything?’ Franklin, Stiles Ar Franklin, the lirm which was mentioned by Mason as be ing the one employing a Mr. Gorman, whom he was to meet the morning after the killing, said that they had no such man in their employ. \Y\ E. Voltz is no longer detained by the police. He was not arrested but was merely detained and asked about the insurance which Barton car ried. Voltz made the following state ment last night: "I was very glad to tell the police all 1 knew about the insurance transaction, which was very little. I merely helped Walton to get a policy in the Continental Casualty company. Of course, l know nothing about the plot to murder Barton for insurance. 1 am just a young man try ing to make an honest living by the sale of insurance and hope that no one suspects that I am Involved in this matter.” Inquest on Thursday Coroner Spain, when questioned, said little. “I would be glad to give out all ' the information 1 have if it wouldn’t in terfere with the case, but you know that if L did we could never get the right par ties," he vouchsafed, “i am going to hold an inquest Thursday and then 1 be lieve some evidence of a startling nature will be presented. We are all working hard and believe we will succeed In land ;ng the guilty parties.” John McQueen, counsel for Walton and K. W. Tutwilder, a nephew of Walton, yesterday spent the day in the vicinity of Mulga. "After going over the ground thoioughly, I am very sanguine over the ease and can say that I firmly believe 1 will be able to clear my client,” said Mr. McQueen. KRONPRINzf CAPTAIN ANXIOUS TO REPAIR AND TAKE TO THE SEA (Continued (row I’nge One) the Karlsruhe in midoceun and the or ders changed. They insist that the clearance was proper, but that orders for conversion into a warship came after they had been en route to Bre men for three days. Took Oath Under Duress it was discovered tonight that three officers of one of the French ships sunk by the Kronprinz Wilhelm had refused to take the pledge demanded by Captain Thierfeld* r not to partici pate iri the war against Germany and that tlie> wen held aboard ship un til today. All the British sailors took the oatli but claimed it was under duress. The French officers left here | with the British on board the Cassand ra. Tlieir identity was not disclosed. ] Ten more cases of beriberi were re- j ported aboard the Wilhelm today, i making a total of 110, ^^cording to latest advices. None of M* men will l»t* removed. Besides eni<™enov sup plies, 150 tons of coal and 50 tons of water for port purposes were taken aboard ship under government super vision. Further evidence that allied war ships were upon the Wilhelm's trail < was given tonight by Captain Lucas e" the British ship Berwindmoor. who fol lowed the German raider in.o the tapes. He said that when the Wil helm passed within the three-mil* limit he saw her stern reflected by a searchlight and that lie later dis covered the light -had been thrown from afar by a French cruiser. W. II. Matthews, chief officer of tin* British steamer Tarnar, sunk by the Wilhelm, who sailed late today for abroad, ke.pt a diary of bis experiences on the German raider. Deferring to his notes today Matthews declared that 'he Tamar was caught March 24. in stead of March 25, as Captain Tiller-i i ielder had reported. “We were caught between 3 and 4 o’clock on the afternoon of Wednes day, March 24," said Matthews, "10 days out of Santos for Havre with a: , argo of 68.157 bags of coffee, valued ; at $1,500.000. about two degrees south j of the equator.” “The captain took the commanding offi cer of the boarding party in charge and •bowed him our papers. They gave us .A dinner was prepared by the ladies of the School improvement association, and en-j Joyed by everyone in the crowd. After dinner Alias Jennie Rosser dem onstrated "the home-made fireless cook er." She has caught the fever of the times, "Made in Birmingham." The cooker was of material available to every farm home. Encased in a shoe box with a closely fitted lid. and padded with hay around two two-gallon tin buckets—these buckets were recep tacles for smalled boilers. The hot sand stones were placed in the original buckets, after being heated. Rice, Irish potatoes and cabbage with cream dress ing were placed in closed vessels. The receptacles were made air tight, and the draw did the rest. Aliss Rosser talked >n the preparation of foods and their nutritive nature. She held their atten tion but they kept their eyes on her ‘magic box. In an unusually short time 1 inner No. 2 was ready, and the novelty nf the cooking process gave renewed ippetftes. Before we left we heard a lozen women say. "We are going to lave one of those boxes," and the men vore working out the plans. This really *olvos a very knotty prpblem to the lousekeeper. With a firefeas cooker she •an put her dinner on and go visiting, •eturning to find the meal ready and ivattlng for serving. Country homes are being equipped vlth commodities to lessen labor, and vlth the independence of living from our patch, without the dread of a grocery bill, the luxury of housekeeping s real. The world loves progress and inde pendence, and millions of dollars art* >eing spent educating the people to live it home, feed the people who live near on. Reciprocity in business affairs neans away with "hard times." Kim >rell speaks from experience. "******••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••« tbout an hour and a quarter to get our hings in shape to leave the Tamar. "The German cruiser zigzagged back yards and forwards along the line of the jquator for the next three days, and at • 1>. m. on Saturday, the 27th, picked up he Coleby, which was sent to the bottom ■arly In the morning of the 28th. The sea rocks of both the Tamar and Coleby were >pen and a number of shots were fired nto each vessel. Out of six shots fired it the Coleby, two went jidld and the dis ance wus onfy about yards. "After sinking the Coleby, the Kronprlnz .Vilhelm headed westward again, grad ually working her way northward. At 6 /clock Sunday afternoon, the 28th, the Wilhelm picked up a ship and headed in ler direction for an hour at a speed of ibout 15 knots. At 6 o'clock the Wilhelm •ame to a sudden stop and went full q>eed astern for 20 minutes or possibly lalf an hour, for the expected prize had urned out to be a British cruiser. "Captain Thierfelder is a pretty foxy diap. His idea was to keep his ship head >n to the other fellow in order to prevent ;he other vessels from counting his fun iels or making out anything else about he cruiser which could not be seen from i head-on view. "The cruiser evidently gave chase, but ifter running full speed astern for half in hour darkness set In and the German urned around and went at full speed to lie eastward until midnight. Jn his ef fort to escape the captain crowded on iteam until the big steamer was quivering ike a leaf under the strain. "After midnight, the German finally :urnod to the northwest anil went straight iway. Monday at daybreak the hostile vessel was nowhere In sight." Describing the dash of the Kronprlnz Wilhelm into Hampton Roads Matthews said: "Saturday afternoon the Wilhelm moved northward very slowly. After Sark, the skipper headed due west and went at full tilt—as fast as every bit of steam he could raise would carry him— until close on to 9 o'clock. The night was very dark and with all lights out and portholes covered, the Wilhelm •culd not possibly have been seen. "At 9 o'clock the cruiser was brought to a dead stop and In a few seconds we were going at full speed astern. The lookout evidently saw something which he thought was one of the British cruis ers lying off the Virginia capes. The officers were very particular for the re mainder of the night. "After going full tilt astern for half an hour, Captain Thierfelder again started ahead and crowded on all steam. 1 could not tell which way we were go ing then because there were no stars out and I had no way to get my bear ings. Twice after this vve came to sud den stops, but each time the cruiser started full speed ahead again and shortly after 11 o’clock she showed a blue light—signal for a pilot. The Ger man evidently then was in the three mile limit. Next morning when wre woke up the Kronprlnz Wilhelm was in Ches apeake bay. She passed into Virginia waters with only the blue light show ing." Eate tonight it was learned that pre liminary surveys of the Kronprlnz Wil helm had convinced experts the ship could not be made seaworthy in less than three weeks. No official report to that effect has been made, however. The Wilhelm's pumps were working constantly and the j bilge water from her pipes was unusually j heavy. The leaks were caused by loosen- j ing of her plates occasioned by rrequenl 1 coaling at sea and ramming merchantmen when shots failed to sink them. Commander Thierichens of the interned Prinz Eitel Friedrich, who dined tonight with Captain Thierfelder, denied intima tions that ho had used his wireless while in port here to communicate with the Wil helm. He had given his pledge to this govern ment not to use his wireless, he said, and he had kept the pledge. VICTORIANOllUERTA REACHES NEW YORK ON SPANISH VESSEL (Contfnned from Peace One* ted States territory I should consider my first duty to salute this great nation, as many of its citizens have been and are my personal friends." Immigration and custom officials said they had received no special instructions from Washington regarding the landing of General Huerta. He received the same consideration granted to all. / WILLIAM R. NELSON DIES IN WAS CITY Founder and Owner of the Kansas City Star Passes Away Kansas City, Mo.. April 13.—William Rockhill Nelson, editor and owner of the Karsas City Star, died at his home here early today. Mr. Nelson, who was 74 years old. had been in ill health sev eral months ana been confined to his home since last December. Uraemic pois oning caused his death, according to phy sicians. William RocKhill Nelson was founder, owner and editor of the Kansas City Star. Although he did not enter the newspaper business until he was nearly 40 years old. he became one of the most successful and prominent newspaper pub lishers in the country. Before he tried journalism he had made and lost a for tune as bridge contractor and had tried Ids hand with little success at cotton planting in Georgia. He was bridge building with headquar ters in Indiana in 1878 when Samuel E. Morss. city editor of the Fort Wayne Sentinhl, came to him with an ambition to start a newspaper-. Nelson had just finished a bridge in Iowa and the county sourt was to meet and approve his bill the next day. He thought of turning the money he received for the bridge work into Morss' newspaper scheme, but that night a freshet washed away the bridge and Nelson’s work was never paid for. "ft Is this incident more than anything &lse which plunged me into the news paper business." said Mr. Nelson. He and Morss bought the Fort Wayne Sentinel, ran It a year and sold it at a sufficient profit to start a paper on a bigger scale In Kansas City In the fall of 1880. This paper, the Evening Star, quickly found a place In the affairs of Kansas city, and ill the middle west for it became stamped with the thoughtful and vigorous person ality of its chief editor. The partner Morss withdrew on account of ill health if ter a fewr months. Colonel Nelson — whose title, conferred upon him by his friends—was largely responsible for tic- 1 reloping Kansas City’s vast, park and jther progressive movements "to make Kansas City a good place to live in.” The quotation was a slogan which lm Always had above his desk. NAME~DIRECTORS TO ROAD MEETING Chicago. April 12.—Insurgent stock holders of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad tonight elected Nathan E Amster of Boston, one of their leaders, to the board of direct ors. Amster was one of four new di rectors chdpen, the others being W . Emlen Roosevelt, William J. Matheson and Charles Hayden, all of New York. The three others had the backing of the Sheldon committee, which repre sented the majority stockholders and the faction in control of the board. There are 13 members altogether, four of whom will be succeeded next October. It was announced that Tim othy S. Williams of New York is to have a place un the board, through the resignation of a director unnamed. The minority faction declared to night after their meeting that the fight for control and reorganization had only begun. Resolutions contemplating a general change in the government of the Rock Island were adopted vive voce. One provides that a committee be appoint ed to consider limiting the directors to five and to pay them salary for their service, with the understanding that they would devote their time to the company’s interests. Another pro vides for the appointment of a com mittee of five stockholders to revise the by-laws. GADSDEN Gadsden, April 12.—(Special.)—Greater industrial and commercial activity is ex pected in Gadsden during the next six months than at any time in the city’s history. This is the expression of busi ness men throughout the city. One of these, S. McGaughy, says: “I am satisfied that the business interests of the country have come to realize that we are to have good times regardless of the European war.” Mr. McGaughy expressed the opin ion that the war will end not later than fall. Traveling men in the Gadsden dis trict report a steady improvement ol conditions. The session of the north Alabama presby tery of the Presbyterian church will open tomorrow night at, the assembly room of the First Presbyterian church. Rev. ,1. S. Foster, D. D., of Birmingham, will preach the opening sermon, his subject being, ‘‘The Divine Preservation of the Saints.” Organization and election of of ficers will take place Wednesday morn ing The session will end Thursday aft ernoon. Arthur Cunningham of Alabama City was arrested Sunday on the charge of violating the prohibition laws. This caused some surprise, as he had just been in the courts, charged with the same crime, and virtually promised to stop handling liquor. Rural school examinations on the sev enth giade for admission to the county high school will be held at many places in Etowah county Friday. An attempt was made to assassinate Nancy Cameron, a negress in East Gadsden. Saturday night. The identity of lier assailant is uimnown. Vice President Marshall 111 Globe, Ariz., April 12.—A slight ill ness, it was announced today, will pre vent Vice President Marshall partic ipating in the celebration set for April 16, to mark the first filling of the great Roosevelt irrigation reservoir in the Superstition mountains. Mr. Marsnall is at the home of ins fathei-in-law. \V. E. Kiinsey, near Phoenix. Ills indisposi tion resulted from a mild attack of ptomaine poisoning. t MIG EXPLOSION REPORTED | t Aberdeen, Scotland, April 13.—(4:15 t 4 a. m.»—The Free Press publishes 4 4 the following telegram from Rer- 4 4 wick: 4. 4 “A terrible explosion has oc- 4 ! 4 curred. Harbor street was w recked 4 4 and many lives were lost.” * l 4 No details are obtainable as yet. 4 4 4 , t Lerwick is situated on the east 4 \ 4 coast of Mainland, Shetland Is- 4 4 lauds. It is defended by an old fort 4 4 dating from the time of Cromwell, f 4 and is one of the chief stations in 4 , 4 Scotland for the royal naval re- 4 4 serve. 4 4 Lerwick is the cupitai of the Slxet- 4 I 4 laud archipelago. 4 1 4. Loveman, Joseph & Loeb Loveman, Joseph & Loeb FASHION ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRAORDINARY 0 N E 0 F A K I N D TUESDAY, APRIL 13th—TODAY Exhibition and sale for one day only of original models from “The House of Collins” Afternoon, street and party Dresses Designed by Harry Collins himself “Art in Dress” Expressed by exclusive models In <rrof dr londre, chiffon taffeta, sri-oractte crepe, hand embroidered nets, pompadour brocades, etc. $27.50 to $100 These are all original designs by Harry C’ollins. the leader of American I fashion designers — the I Vi ret of America. By their T ness oiiginality in inter preting advance styles, the r h i s dis- creations of Harry play will be Collins have placed made this this firm high among morning at the leading designers 9 o’clock in the women’s gar- of New York and nent section on the second floor. Paris. ■ LovemanJi£ph js Loeb lu Orderiiifs: Goodn Pleaae Mention THE \GE-HEHA LO CLAIM M’ADOO AND WILLIAMS PLOTTED TO WRECK BANK (Continued from I'niee One I treasurer of the United States to with hold the payment of the interest. In this connection the bill alleges that Mi*. McAdoo "had usurped" the power of the treasurer. The bill asks that Mr. Williams be en joined from revoking the Higgs' designa tion as a depository for the reserves of other national banks or refusing to ap prove it as such depositary. An injunc tion to restrain Mr. McAdoo “from usurp ing the powers’’ of the treasurer of the United Stutes also is asked. The court also is asked to find the sections of the revised statutes dealing with the examina tions of banks unconstitutional and void if “they must be construed as they have been and are being construed and en forced" by the defendants. The bank’s officers tonight gave out a statement outlining at length their view of the events of the last year which led up to the proceedings of today, along the lines of the sworn statement in the bill of complaint. Comptroller Williams issued this statement tonight: “l have not seen the bill filed by the complainants, but have read the ex tracts furnished the press. “The recent investigations of the af fairs of the Riggs National bank dis closed irregularities and unlawful practices on the part of certain offi cers of sufficient importance to merit their reference to the department of justice and that department engaged the services of Louis D. Brandeis of Boston some weeks ago as special counsel in the case, and it is consistent with the attitude of those officers to attempt by unwarranted and untrue statements to place themselves and the Lank in a position of martyrdom at the hands of the administration. Bank Is Solvent “It is not the practice of this de partment to discuss in the public press the affairs of any national banking association, but since the officers in question have had the temerity to sub mit this matter to the court this of fice is prepared to show a condition of affairs in the management of this In stitution which fully warranted the action taken by this office. The bank is solvent. The interests of the de positors have been safeguarded by the actions of the comptroller’s office, but it the methods and practices com plained of had been permitted to con tinue the results would have been se rious. The evidence will abundantly show .that it has been necessary for this office to seek to terminate the reprehensible practices of the officers in question and their misuse of the powers delegated to th^m by the di rectors. "The penalty imposed for failure to make reports, the collection of whirl, penalty they seek to have enjoined, trows out of their unwillingness to disclose the true nature of the trans actions engaged in. "The whole purpose of the depart ment has been to require the bank to give up the unlawful and dangerous practices and methods which had been in vogue for years past nnd which had threatened alike the welfare and se curity of both shareholders and depos itors. and to require the bank to con form to the plain requirements of the national bank act, and to the regijla lions of the office of the comptroller of the currency. Asked Information "In its efforts to ascertain the real truth in regard to the operation* and affairs of the Higgs National bank let ters were from time to time dire* ted to the bank from the office of tin comptroller of the currency fo» in formation. These requests for data in various cases were refused and on March 30 the Higgs National bank notified of the imposition of a pen alty of $5000 under section 5213 of the United States revised statutes, for its refusul to furnish information to the comptroller's otfice in regard to Its affairs) “On April 5 the comptroller of the Be Joyful .Or Ink —and boost Birmingham At Founts In Bottles “Maid” in Birmingham currency addressed a letter to the l-ank calling its attention to various false statements which had been made by its officers under oath and wlmt are regarded as deliberate efforts to deceive the department and notified the bank that 'in view of th<* unsat isfactory and dangerous conditions which have come to light as tho re sult of the investigations of the bank j by this office and the national bank examiner; in viewr of the unreliability of the statements made by your of ficers under oath or otherwise, and your long continued defiance of the law and disregard for the instructions of this office, you are hereby notified that the comptroller of the currency will, until further notice, refuse to ap prove the Riggs National bank as ac ( positary for the reserves of other na tional hanks.’ ” Attached to Mr. Williams’ statement are extracts from letters sent to the bank at various times since July ‘2 2. 1914. which charge that officers of the 1 Institution had benefited personally I from use of the bank's lunds through | “dummy” loans and that a policy of fostering stock speculation among clerks and professional men had been followed by the bank. Various other allegations also are made to most of which the bank’s bill of complaint seeks to make answer. The bill of complaint also gives extracts of gome of these letters and the replies made 1 y the bank. UNDERWOOD TO SPEAK IN SELMA Selma, April 12.—(Special.)—United States Senator Oscar W. Underwood will be the orator of the day here on the occasion of the observance or Memorial Day, April 26. A committee from the memoership of Camp Jones, United Confederate Veterans, consisting of Maj. D. M. Scott. J. f. Babcock and P. B. Sheppard, Monday re ceived a letter from Senator Underwood at Birmingham notifying them of his ac ceptance of the Invitation to deliver thg i add! css on the occasion of the observance of memorial exercises at Live Oak ceme tery. The members of Camp Jones, the United Daugthers of the Confederacy, and the residents of central Alabama, are gen erally delighted over the acceptance of the invitation by Senator Underwood and the distinguished orator will be greeted by a. large gathering of the residents from throughout this section of the state. GERMAN OFFICER HAS DISAPPEARED London, April 13.—(2:51 a. m.)—Cap tain Pfundeller, of the German con verted cruiser Berlin, formerly a North German Lloyd liner, has violated his parole at Trondhjeni, Norway, and has disappeared, according to Reuter's Christiania correspondent The Berlin interned at Trondhjeni last November Pans Anil-Tipping; Hill Madiaoti, Win April 12. The Wis consin uftfternhly tonight passed an ;»n ti-tlpplng Ml! which prohibits the offering of any gratuity by patrons of any hotel, r**xtuiirnnt, barber shop ov any public service corporations en gaged In the transportation of pafesen gera, The pen ilty for violation is *t fine of from $r» to $25. - - .-<••• • —- — Deaths and Funerals David Lewis Th* hnrt> of Itavld Ik'Wls. aged 24 years, w Mu died Hunda.v afternoon at a local in firmary. wax sent to Aldrich Sunday morning at 7 o'clock by the Johns I'nder tsklng company. John Howells John Howells, aged 51 years, died yes terday morning In a local Infirmary. Fu neral services will he conducted from the family residence, 414 Twelfth street, south, this afternoon at 2 o'clock Interment will follow In Forest Hill cemetery. The deceased la survived by six < htldren. John Link Cullman, April 12'.—(Special.)—John Unk, an old resident of Cullman, died last night alter a very short Illness. Mr. Link had been in the wholesale liquor business in Cullman for a number of years and was known and respected by a large number of the residents of thlB county. M’DERMOTT LEAVES THE PRATT COMPANY Auditor of Company Said to Have Strong Indorsement for City 1 Comptroller Harold McDermott has resigned from his position as auditor of tho Pratt Consolidated company, effective April J In. The resignation is understood to have been made several days ago, but v as formally given out only yester 0 a y. Mr. McDermott lias been prominent ly mentioned lor the position of city i comptroller and is said to have some exceptionally strong Indorsements for the position. He has been with the Pratt com pany since 1905, serving us auditor for the past eight years. If" ==1 i I ', What happens When yon turn the hot water faucet • I j 1X0 you get the little 1 or greet amount of * hot water required for the toilet and bath j promptly? Is there always | plenty for your needs, oven though there has been rfn unusual call on the supply by other members of the family? If not, you are missing a modern j convenience easily available in every home. This comfort maker Is called the RUUD i Instantaneous Automatic Water Hoater The RUUD gives you hot water any time—any hour—and tn any quantity. Furthermore, the j I 1 i | || j [ i |B.R.L&P.Co. iV11:1^*1 -r" 1 • ''tt.'iwf....' -'-uL-aUi • •. •' :* ■* i ■' .a .