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Resignation of Dr. Naon As
Ambassador to U. S.
Throws Country Into
Political Chaos
Washington. November 21—Argentina
Is in a turmoil of political excitement,
according to information received here
today through official channels, over
the controversy aroused by the resigna
tion of I>r. Romulo 25- Naon as ajn
bassador to the United btates with the
declaration that his governments at
titude during the war has made his
position in Washington impossible.
Publication of President Irigoyen’s
degree accepting the resignation and
replying to the ambassador’s criticisms
apparently has stirred the situation al
most to the stage of violence, and re
lations of the President with mem
bers of his own party are reported any
thing but harmonious.
Dr. Naon’s friends are said to be or
ganizing to support him for the presi
dency with the present government's
failure to bring the nation into the war
on the side of the allies as the issuq
although the next presidential campaign
Is nearly four years off.
DECREE MADE PUBLIC
The full text of President Irigoyen's
decree was received by cable at the
embassy here today and was made pub
lic without comment.
It discloses something that has not
been indicated in cable abstracts of the
document that the President epeciflcal
ly charged that the only proposal bear
ing on international relations submitted
by Dr. Naon during his last visit to
Buenos Aires was that advantage be
— taken of the exemptions and benefits
afforded the allies by Argentina in or
der to obtain reciprocal material ad
vantages.
“A suggestion,” says the decree,
‘‘which was repudiated by the govern
. ment owing to the fact that it per
verted the character of those benefits,
in view of their having been inspired
by eminently altruistic spirit and a
solidarity with the peoples to whom
they were granted."
SUPPORTED POLICY
As already shown by press dispatches,
the decree denies that the policy of
the government prevented closer rela
tions between Argentina and the United
States, and declares tat Dr Naon could
not allege his dissent from that policy
as a reason for resigning because he
had supported it In public statements
and recently returned to Washington
with the appointment of high financial
commissioner, "suggested by himself as
a means of giving him greater efficacy
in his efforts to fulfill his mission with
the American government as his re
sumption of the post without loss of his
dignity would otherwise be Inexplica
ble"
It refers to proposals of the ambas
sador for a neutral conference at Madrid
to seek to prevent war between the
United States and Germany and later
for a Joint commission by Argentina,
Chile and Colombia that Germany ac
cept peace, both of which were rejected
by the government After setting forth
that “your excellency fulfills your duty
as a functionary and citizen, suggest
ing any measure whiph you esteem con
venient,, and the government in its
turn fulfills its own of accepting or
rejecting it,” the decree concludes:
“The resignation presented by Dr.
Romulo S. Naon as ambassador extraor
dinary and minister plenipotentiary of
the Argentine republic to the govern
ment of the United States is hereby ac
cepted, thanks being given to him for
the services rendered to the country in
his fulfillment.’’
Dr, JNaon, who still is in Washington,
announced a few days ago that he ex
pected to be in Paris during the peace
conference and then would return home.
INDUSTRIAL SURVEY
SOON TO BE MADE
Washington, Nov. 21.—Survey of 100
industrial centers of the country and
the same number of industries to de
termine their ability to absorb the
labor of demobilized men will be un
dertaken by the United States em
ployment service at the request of
the war department and war industries
board. Experts connected with the
employment service left Washington
today to start the investigation, which
is expected also to be of aid to the
war industries board in the removal of
restrictions imposed on industries dur
ing the war.
Docal labor boards have been in
structed to co-operate with the em
ployment service representatives. It
was said that first returns from survey
might be expected by the middle of
next week and that a few days later
it would be possible to obtain an indi
cation of the employment situation
throughout the country with the pos
sible exception of the far west.
Yanks Wonder If Will
Be Home by Christmas
Ghent, Belgium, Monday, November
18.—(By the Associated Press.)—Entering
a little village near Ghent today, the
correspondent passed an American regi
ment at rest. It belonged to an Ohio
division that has^J*ad its share of knocks,
having done its part in the fighting at
St. Mihiel and in the Argonne forest.
The men were relieved five days ago, but
were going up again.
“Things are coming our way,” said a
doughboy. “We are going in to end this
thing. , Do you think we w ill be home
by Christmas?” *
Among all the . soldiers the Belgian
seems the most anxious to enter Ger
many. “We ha’ e got the Boche going,'
said a Belgian officer today. "Bet s
keep chasing him. A little trip into Ger
many will do us good.”
WITH CHENEY’S
Influenza, Head Cplds and
Coughs Controlled
Pitomptly.
A great many of our readers are tak
ing Cheney’s Expectorant in the treat
ment of Grippe, Influenza, .Coughs and
Colds. They want something, that goea
to the seat of the trouble and produces
results, stops ths Grippe Pains and
breaks up the worst Cough or Cold.
When the first symptoms, such as
fever accompanied by chills, are felt
cleanse tlif system thoroughly with a
purgative. Take Cheney's Expectorant
immediately, as directed on the label,
and keep the body warm.
No home should be without Cheney's
Expectorant. It is also advised for
Croup and Whooping Cough.—Adv.
STRUDWICK CASE
IS REVERSED BV
SUPREME COURT
Another Important Case
Decided Was That of Nor
ton-Crossing Company
Vs. W. H. Martin
Montgomery, November 2! — (Spe
cial.)—Because the court erred in over
ruling the defendant's motion for a
new trial and on technical grounds the
Alabama supreme court Thursday re
versed and remanded the case of the
Excelsior Bakery company and Jake
Jebelc* vs. ( hariea Strudwick. The
case came to the court from Jef
ierson county', where a jury gave
Strudwick damages under the employ
ers liability act. Strudwick wan in
jured while operating a “dough ma
chine" at the Excelsior company plant
in Birmingham.
Another interesting- case decided
was that of the Norton-Crossing com
pany vs William IV Martin, appealed
from the Mobile circuit court. A jury
in the Mobile court awarded Martin
damages of $49.iVS2.70 for the loss of
a cargo of lumber shipped over the
water foute of the Norton-Crossing
company. The cargo was destined for
Italy, and was lost at sea. The su
preme court corrected the decision so
as to give Martin damage of $l:',000.
OTHER DECISIONS
The decisions follow:
Anderson, C'. J.—S. C. Garrett vs. Z.
T. Cobb, appeal from Clarke circuit court
(in equity); affirmed.
Sayre, J.—Norton-Crossing Co. vs. Wil
liam H. Martin, appeal from Mobile cir
cuit court; reversed, corrected and ren
dered.
Pan-American Life. Insurance company
vs Willie 8. Carter, appeal from Ma
rengo circuit court; reversed and re
manded.
E. O. Jones, trustee, etc., vs. H. P.
•Nichols, appeal from Houston circuit
court: reversed and remanded.
J. E. Henderson vs. Steiner Lobman
Dry Goods Co., appeal from Coffee cir
cuit court; affirmed (original and cross
appeals).
Benson Hardware Co. vs. D. R. Rob
erts, et al., appeal from Covington cir
cuit court (in equity); affirmed.
Will Heard vs. Burton-Boyd Mercantile
Co., appeal from Chambers circuit court;
affirmed.
Annie Jones, et al., vs. Lovick Rut
ledge, et al, appeal from Russell cir*
cult court; reversed and remanded.
Exdelsior Bakery and Chris Jebeles vs.
Charley Strudwick, appeal from Jeffer
son circuit court; re^prsed and remanded.
Harry A. Hammett vs. Birmingham
Railway, Light and Power company, ap
peal from JelTersoh circuit court; af
firmed.
Ex parte State ex rel C. T. Rambow,
petition for certiorari to court of ap
peals; writ denied.
Central of Georgia Railroad company
vs. I. M. Clifton, appeal from Clay cir
cuit court; affirmed.
Ex parte Pat Crawley, petition for cer
tiorari to court of appeals; writ denied.
Royal Exchange Assurance of London
vs. John Almon, appeal from Morgan
circuit court; reversed and remanded.
W. D. Kenner vs. Thomas P. Almon,
et al, appeal from Lawrence circuit
court; affirmed.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad com
pany vs. Mollie Wright, administratrix,
appeal from Morgan circuit court; af
firmed.
Gardner J.—D. B. Cobbs vs. Union
Naval Stores company, appeal from Mo
bile circuit court (in equity); affirmed.
Charles Forman, et al., vs. C. C.
Thomas, appeal from Marengo circuit
court; affirmed.
Mary E. May, et al., vs. Anna D.
Chiles, executrix, appeal from Greene
circuit court (in equity); reversed and
remanded.
Mary Barron vs. H. A. Hughes, ap
peal from Covington circuit court (in
equity); affirmed.
Janis McGilvery, administratrix, vs.
J. B. Peake & Son, appeal from Bar
bour circuit court; affirmed.
Ex parte Sid Marsh, petition for certio
rari to court of appeals; writ denied.
Alabama Great Southern Railroad
company vs. Edna Sanders, administra
trix, appeal from Tuscaloosa circuit
court; affirmed.
Koplin Iron company vs. L. Jaffe, ap
peal from Jefferson circuit court; af
firmed.
Conhors-Weyman Steel company vs.
Virgil- H. Harless, appeal from Shelby
circuit court; affirmed.
Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron com
pany vs. Joe Thomas, pro ami, appeal ;
from Franklin circuit court; reversed i
and remanded.
P. G. Kimbrough, trustee, etc., vs. j
L. T. Aired, et al., appeal from Mor- j
gan circuit court (in equity); affirmed!
in part, and in part reversed and re- ■
manded.
U. S. Must Take Place
With Maritime Powers
Now or Never—Cooney
Boston. November 21.—The United
States must construct Its merchant ma
rine and take Its place with the mari
time powers of the world now or never,
Howard Cooney, vice-president . ot the
emergency fleet corporation, said in a
speech before the Boston Chamber ot
Commerce here today.
“I know (here is a claim that Ameri
can shipyards cannot build In competi
tion with some foreign yards," he con
tinued, "but my experience with the
emergency fleet corporation has furnished
me with no reason why we cannot con
struct and operate ships in competition
with anyone in the world.
"I also hold that our shipping laws are
not such a serious handicap to the op
eration of our vessels as some assert.
Now is the time to establish our mer
chant marine. We intend to eliminate
all classes or vessels that cannot be eco
nomically operated In normal times."
8-HOUR DAY POLICY
REMAINS UNCHANGED
New York, Nov. 21.—The war de
partment's policy of an eight-hour day
and no overtitne for workmen con
structing the new Brooklyn army sup
ply base will remain unchanged, ac
cording to a decision by Acting secre
tary of War Crowell, made public here
tonight by Bicut. Col. H. S. Crocker,
commandant of the base. The decision
follows a ten-day series of hearings
conducted by Col. Joseph H. Alexander
of the emergency construction was
commission, following a strike of
workmen at thq base.
“The signing of tho armistice on
November 11 has made unnecessary
many of our war emergency construc
tion projects," sgid Mr. Crowell’s tele
gram announcing the decision, ''and
has eliminated the necessity for im
mediate completing the Brooklyn army
supply base.” -
“The policy of this department dur
ing the emergency,” he added, “had
been to pay the prevailing union rato
and maintain the prevailing union con
ditions on all array construction work.
This policy is ba^gd on a memorandum
batween Mr. Gompers and myself.”
The labor trouble developed when
the government abolished overtime
w-ork on the construction of the supply
base. —
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RESTRICTIONS ON
ALL CONSTRUCTION
ARE NOW REMOVED
All Building Operations May
Now Proceed Without
Permits,. Chairman Ba
ruch Announces
I • -
| Washington, November 21.
| Removal gf all remaining re
strictions on nonwar eonstrue
tion by the war industries
board was announced tonight
bv Chairman Baruch. All
building operations of what
ever character may now be pro
ceeded with without permits,
either from the board <>V the
state councils of defense.
This .action was taken, Chairman
Baruch said, on recommendation of the
building- industry and the state coun
cils of defense. The councils had been
co-operating with the war industries
board in passing upon applications for
building permits.
There was no estimate as to the value
of building- projects which had been
held up during the war, but officials
expect that resumption of work will
afford employment for thousands of
workmen now being released from war
industries.
ALL IL S . WOUNDED
TO BE BACK HOME
WITHIN TWO MONTHS
(Continued from Page One)
war to the cessation of hostilities, No
vember 11, is shown by figures made
public today by the department of la
bor’s bureau of navigation. The report
does not include several vessels the
loss of which has not been established
as due t^Jhe acts of the enemy. Nine
teen vessels and 67 lives were lost
through use of torpedoes, mines and
gunfire prior to the entrance of the
United States into the war.
ORLANDO SPEAKS
Washington, November 21.—An offi
cial dispatch today from Rome said
the Italian Parliament assembled to
day to celebrate victory and the fulfill
ment of Italy’s national aspirations.
More than 420 deputies, including those
from Trentino, Trieste a*vd Dalmatia,
were present, together with the entire
diplomatic corps.
Premier Orlando spoke of the various
phases of the war, the dispatch said,
and when he referred to the liberation
of Italian provinces from Austrian rule,
the deputies arose, acclaiming the dep
uties from the redeemed lands.
FRANCIS IN SCOTLAND
London, November 21—^David R. Fran
cis, the American ambassador to Rus
sia, has arrived at Strathpeffer, Scot
land. He stood the trip from Archangel
well and was met by his son.
A Washington dispatch of October
31 said that Ambassador Francis was
leaving Archangel for the British Isles,
where he would undergo a minor opera
tion.
PARLIAMENT PROROGUED
London, November 21.—Parliament
was prorogued today. The King's
speech, which was read by commis
sion, owing to his absence In Scotland,
expressed “humble thanks to Almighty
God for the success with which it has
pleased Him to crown our arms.”
' The King urged continuance of “the
exertions which have carried us to
victory until the ravages of war are re
paired and the fabric of national pros
perity is restored.”
NEW MINISTRY LIKELY
Paris, November 21.—A new Belgian
ministry, it is expected, will be formed
with the summoning of the chambers to
morrow, according to Brussels dispatch
to Havas. M. Delacroix is mentioned for
the premiership.
The programme of the new ministry
will include universal suffrage, for per
sons over 21 years of age. An election
will be held at the earliest possible date
probably in May, 1919. The question of
woman suffrage has not yet been set
tled with respect to the programme. The
installation of a Flemish university Is
advocated, as well as the extension of
other educational facilities.
The new government will hold office
probably until after the coming election.
LUXEMBURG PRICES HIGH
With the American Army of Occupa
tion, November 21.—(By the Associated
Press.)—The Americans who, on Wednes
day passed the Luxemburg frontier got
an idea of the high prices of food and
other aricles prevailing in Germany as
a result of the war. In Ksch, which was
entered by detachments of the first divi
sion, the Americans found plenty of
candy in the stores but it was 20 francs
a pound. Sugar brought from Germany
was retailing at two francs a pound. A
square of chocolate the size that sells
in the United States for 40 cents sold
at from 10 to 12 francs. But there was
little to be had even at that price. What
chocolate that was available had been
held over from pre-war days or was
brought into the country by way of
Switzerland.
Coffee in Ksch retails at 40 francs a
pound. It reached Luxemburg by way cf
Switzerland. Kggs were selling at about
a franc each owing to the demand for
them among the German officers. The
Americans had bought all the eggs in
the Each stores within an hour after
their arrival.
There was plenty of beer at half a franc
a glass. Meat, bread and other neces
sities were high in price but hot in pro
portion to luxuries, necessities having
been regulated so far as price was con
cerned.
The shop window.* are filled with cloth
ing of all sorts and with millinery and
men’s hats—in fact, everything that is
placed on show in an ordinary American
city.
In the automobile and bicycle sales
rooms machines were displayed hut ow
ing to the scarcity of rubber the auto
mobile wheels were equipped with spring
tires while rope replaced the pnuematlc
bicycle tires.
FRENCH STATEMENT
Paris, Nov. 21.—The French official
statement issued this evening on the
progress of the march of occupation
says:
“In Belgium our cavalry elements
have reached Bastogne. Further south
our troops have entered Habay
Laneuve. In the locality we have taken
possession of part of the enemy's avia
tion equipment. One thousand Ger
man soldiers still remaining in the
village of Grosbons have been made
prisoners tyith their colonel.
"In Lorrhine we have reached the
line of Zuterheim, Neuviller, Gottes
soim, Hochfelding, Stotzheim and
Phalsbourg. Petite-Pierre and Maron
tters have also been occupied. These
localities were beflagged and other
BY THE PRESIDENT
Provides For National Pro
hibition From January 1
Until American Army
Is Demobilized
j Washington, November 21.
jPresident Wilson today sieved
the emergency agricultural hill
with the legislative rider pro
viding for national prohibition
from next duly 1 until the
American army is demobilized.
The prohibition amendment to thte
agricultural Measure caused a Jong fight
in the Senate. Officials of the ship
ping: board opposed its adoption on the
ground that taking beer from shipbuild
ers would make for discontent, which
would reflect in their work.
Secretary Daniels, who was called be
fore the Senate committee holding the
hearing, combatted this theory, saying
that after sale of intoxicants around
naval establishments had been stopped
the output of the wornmen increased.
He referred especially to the Mare Is
land. Cal., navy yard.
Unless the presidential proclamation
hinder the food control act is rescinded,
the prohibition amendment will affect
only the manufacture of wine, for the
brewing of all beer must cease Decem
ber 1 under the President's proclama
tion. Ttye manufacture of whisky was
stopped soon after the nation entered*
the war. Under the amendment the
manufacture of wine will cease next
May 1 and, should brewing of beer be
allowed to continue after December t.
it then would stop May 1 under the
new law.
After next June 80 no intoxicating
liquors of any kind may be sold in this
country for beverage purposes except
for export until such time as the Presi
dent's proclamation declares demobili
zation complete. The amendment also
prohibits the importation of any in
toxicating beverages into this country
from the time, the hill is approved by
the President until the demobilization
of the army is compTfeted.
A TRIBUTE TO THE \
MEMORY OF GEN.
ROBERT R. ZELL
In November 11, henceforth a notable
day in the history of the nation, a ga’.
lant Confederate soldier, Christian gen
tleman and loyal citizen. General Rob
ert Ross Zell, answered the last roll
call and passed into the great be
yond While the summons was not
1 unexpected, it came as a shock to his
family and intimate friends and his
! veteran comrades. He died at the
1 family residence on Mountain avenue,
where services were conducted the fol
lowing day, and the remains shipped to
Baltimore. Md., his boyhood hom.%
where they were interred with military
honors in London park cemetery.
At the time of his death General
Zell was commanding officer of the
Fourth Alabama brigade, United Con
federate veterans, and one of the most
active workers for the survivors of
the “lost cause” in the state. lie
w as a valued member ,of Camp Wilcox
U. C. V. of Birmingham, and his lost-,
is keenly felt by his comrades, as
well as other veterans of the city.
General Zell was horn in Baltimore,
Md., in 1849, and for a number of
years made that city his home. He
came to Birmingham about fifteen
years ago, where he followed his pro
fession as mechanical engineer with
marked success until about two years
ago when he retired.
At the outbreak of the civil war he
volunteered in the cavalry branch of
the service, and fought in many of the
battles in that momentous struggle.
As brigadier general of the "Fourth
Alabama brigada. he attended the Con*
federate reunion at Tulsa, Ok la No*
being in the best of health at tht
time, at the conclusion of the re
union he went to Claymore Springs,
Ark., in the hope of being benefitted
by the hot baths. Later on. while
visiting at Manhattan, Kans., the news
reached him of the death of his grand
daughter. Beatrice Zell, who had ac-^
companied him to the reunion, and
who fell victim to the epedemic of
influenza on her return home.
The news of the death of his be
loved granddaughter gave General Zeil
a shock from which he never re
covered, and on his return to Birming
ham his health steadily declined un
til the final summons came. WUtt
his death the city' lost a tried and
true citizen, his comrades a loyal com
panion, his family' a fond and loving
parent, and the First Presbyterian
chinch, to which he belonged, a use
ful and consistant member.
General Zell is survived by his
| widotv, three sons. Harry L. Zell, C. J.
Zell and Robert Lee Zell, and four
daughters, Mrs. Samuel D. Bradley of
Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. T. D. Donohc#
of Anniston. Mrs. Frank Jackson and
Miss Mary Zell of Birmingham. t
C. H. M.
CANNEFAX DEFEATED
BY AUG. KEIKHEFER
Chicago. November 21.—Augie Keik
hefer, title holder, defeated Robert
Cannefax tonight in the second block
of their match for the world's three
cushion billiard championship, SO to 21,
ill 34 innings, b/eating the world's rec
ord of 36 innings held Jointly by
Charles McCourt of Cleveland and
the late Frank J'ay of New Orleans.
The new mark, however, may not
stand officially, as the rules provide a
record can be made only in a single
block of play, while Keikhefer resumed
play tonight in his forty-eighth In
ning, which he did not complete in last
night's block.
Lieutenant Riley Killed
Memphis. Tenn.. November 21.—Of
ficial information was received here to
day by the mother of Lieut. Lloyd G. E.
Riley. Ninety-ninth aerial squadron.
American expeditionary forces, that ho
was killed in action October 31. Lieu
tenant Riley was 21 .years of age and
was a member of the first detachment
of American aerial observers sent to
France last January. He graduated
with honors at Harvard in 1917 at the
age of 19. Before his last flight two
machines had been shot from under
him, according to his relatives here.
soldiers received an enthusiastic wel
come.
“The forward march continues in
Alsace amid intense manifestations ot
sympathy. On the preceding days our
troops made a selemn entry into Nouf
Brlsach. Huningus (Hunlngent and
Markolsvelm. where the conditions
prescribed as to the delivery of im
portant enemy material were fulfilled.”
Mrs. Bertha Kidd, employed at Phil
llpsdale, R. I , loaded 6616 grenades in
nine hours, and in doing so beat the rec
ord previously held by Miss Annie Irving,
a worker In a munition! filling station
in the southwestern district of London.
GERMAN WOMEN WHO APPEAL
ED TO AMERICAN WOMEN TO
GET ARMISTICE TERMSMODIFIED
J
OR.JUR.
ANITA
AtTCE
SALOMAM
Characterizing the appeal of German women to American women for
aid in their hour of need as another piece of German trickery, the wom
an's national committee of the American defense society telegraphed to
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Miss Jane Addams urging them to disre
gard the pleas of the Nationat Council of Women of Germany for more
lenient armistice terms. The message sent to the.President’s wife was
signed by Gertrude Baeumer and A'ice Salomon; that to Miss Addams by
Anita Augsburg.
NEWS OF ANNISTON
AND CAMP M’CLELLAN
ATHLETIC CLUB PLANS
Anniston, Nov. 21.—--(Special.)-—Plans
for the reorganization of the Anniston
Athletic club are being made by sev
eral Anniston people who propose to
conduct the new organization along co
operative lines.
The promoters of the club are cir
culating a petition asking for the co
operation of those who are interested
in the question and a detailed report
of their accomplishments may be made
shortly.
The club building- on Wilmer street,
between Ninth and Tenth, will be used
as a meeting place, and it is admirably
fitted up for purposes of this kind
Those who are interested will hold n
meeting one night this week at th*j
offices of the Moon-MeOlary Electric
company on Noble street.
SELLERS’ DEATH MOURNED
Anniston, November 21.— (Special.)
The death of Dr. Edwin M. Sellers,
which occurred in Birmingham last
night has caused a distinct shock in
Anniston, where he lived for many
years.
l>r. Sellers moved from Anniston to J
Birmingham about a year ago. Ho
established the Sellers hospital in An- .
niston about tw'elve years ago, and
was one of the most widely known ^
physicians of the city.
Scores of telegrams have been de - 1
spatched to the Magic *City Wednes
day giving expression of sympathy to .
the stricken w'idow and bereaved fam
ily. Dr. Sellers was stricken with j
pneumonia several days ago, and hi.,
ailment had been considered fatal from
the first.
MRS. FRANK ADERHOLD DEAD
Anniston, November 21.—(Special.)
Mrs. Emmie Heifner Aderhold. wife of |
Frank AdeVhold of Oxford, died at her
home here Tuesday night of pneumonia
and the death of the popular yoUng
matron caused a distinct shock in Ox
ford and Anniston.
Mrs. Aderhold was the niece of
Congressman Fred B. Blackmon, and
besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wai
OFFICERS BATTLE
Negroes Attempt to Rob
Freight Car and Escape
In Automobile
Will Williams, negro, was shot and
probably fatally wounded in a bat
tle between Special Officers Neally
and Parker of the Frisco railroad, and
a gang of freight car thiever. . The
shooting occurred last night near a
siding on Twelfth street between Sixth
and Seventh avenues.✓
The officers caught the negroes—•
about half a dozen—in the act of rob
bing a freight car. They had driven
an automobile close to the car which
had been broken open and were load
ing it with merchandise when dis
covered by the officers. Williams wan
in the car and, it is stated, in answer
to the demand to surrender fired a
pistol point blank at Officer Parker,
who responded with a “blast” from his
shotgun and the negro fell mortally j
wounded.
' In the meantime the other negroes
backed the auto away from the cai,
and although both officers fired, they
were unable to stop it, and the negroes
escaped, returning the fire of the of
ficers as they speeded away. At a
late hour they had not been appre
hended.
Williams was rushed to the Hillman
hospital, where it was stated that he
was not expected to live.
President Wilson's father was Joseph
R. Wilson, a Presbyterian preacher of
Scotch-Irish descent. The President’s
mother’s maiden name was Janet Wood
row. She was a daughter of the Rev.
Thomas Woodrow, a Presbyterian
preacher, who was born irt Scotland, set
tled at Carlisle, England, went as a mis
sionary to Canada, and came to the
United States as pastor of a church at
Chilllcothe. O. The daughter, Janet, was
born at Carlisle, England. She was
el pupil at an academy for girls at Steu
benville, O., while President Wilson’s
father was a teacher there, amd they
were married June 7, 1849.
Spraying of pulverized coal into the
fire boxes of steamship boilers by a new
process produces such Inntenae heat that
the ashes literally are melted and run
down out of the way.
ter Heffner, is survive*! by several
grown brothers and sisters.
I APT. WIGGLEvSWORTH ILL
Anniston, November 21,—(Special.)
('apt. A. Wiggles worth, executive of
ficer for the Construction quartermaster
department at Camp McClellan, is con
finel at the base hospital at the camp
with an illness which resembles influ
enza.
MILDRED ROSE EVANS BURIED
Anniston, November 21.—(Speclftt.)
Followed to the graveside by many sym
pathetic friends of the stricken family,
the body of little Mildred Rose Evans
was laid in the grave at 10 o'clock Thurs
day morning.
The funeral rites were said by Rev.
K. N. Matthews and the interment fol
lowed the services from the home, at
Edgemont cemetery.
EXAMINATIONS STOPPED
Anniston, Nbvember 21. --(Special.)
Secretary R. B. Carr, of the local board
for Calhoun county, announces that all
examinations have been ordered stopped
by the war department and that further
preparations for classifying men are not
to be made.
The local board members surmise that
they will soon be out of jobs, as far
as their present employment is con
cerned.
CAMP TICKET OFFICE
Anniston, November 21.—(Special.)
A union ticket office for the accommo
dation of the many soldiers soon to be
mustered out of the service at Cainp
McClellan will be established on the
cantonment this week.
The ticket office will be located on the
area formerly used by the 104th engi
neers as a camping place and latter by
the personnel receiving station. A
building for the use of the ticket sellers
is being erected and a force of 10 clerks
will be stationed there in order to handle
the transportation.
A majority of the men will purchase
their tickets at the camp office and will
begin the long jobrney to their homes
from the spot where many of them spent
tire first days of* their army career.
DRYS TO MAKE NO
EFFORT TO M
WORMBE LEAGUE
Anti-Saloon League Will Ex
tend Invitation to Mem
bers of Similar Foreign
Organizations
Columbus, O., Nov. 21.—No attempt
will be made at this time to formu
late a league of nations to work foi
world-wide prohibition, it wajj stated
by dry leaders participating in tlie
world-wide prohibition conference here
today. To undertake such at this
time, it was pointed out, would be use
less iQ'view of the small representa
tion of foreign countries occasioned
by the world war.
It is expected that the only step
to be taken toward such organization
now will be ft r the Anti-Saloon Lea&uj
of America as the principal factor in
the movement to extend an invitation
to di y organizations of other countries
to participate in a future meeting
when the world-wide organization will
be formed. No definite time has been
mentioned for this next meeting.
Gov. Charles S. Whitman of New
York, addressing the conference to
night skid though he “never has been
disposed to deny the largest liberty of
personal action and thought to others
and have always claimed it for myself,
and while I have never believed that
drinking of wine or of beer or of any
stimulant, temperately and In modera
tion, is necessarily or inherently
wrong, yet I do believe that is wrong
for the American nation longer to per
mit the licensing and continuance of
an industry whose complete product is
found in the alms houses, the asylums
and the prisons. The liquor traffic is
a national curse.”
First Tug Launched
New Orleans, November 21.—A river
going tug Sc feet in length, the first ever
built, at the Algiers naval station, was
launched here this afternoon. Two
more tugs will be launched at the Al
giers station in the next few days. The
tugs will be fsed by the government
in river traffic.
SUITER OFFERED
Former Local Freight Traf
fic Man Now Secretary of
Columbia (S. C.) Cham
ber of Commerce
J. T. Slatter. former head of thr lo<al
freigrht traffic bureau, who is now «<•«
jretary and freight traffic manager of
I the Columbia (S. C.) Chamber of Com
l merce, has been asked by Director C.
! A. Prouty of the railroad adthinistra
lion to accept appointment an ehipperfc’
| representative on the Atlanta freight
I traffic commission.
|‘ In speaking of the honor offered Mr.
j flatter, tlie Columbia Record of Suft
| **J. T. Slatter, secretary and traffic
manager of the Columbia Chamber of
Commerce, yesterday received a tele
gram from. Director * A. Prouty of
the railroad administration asking if
he Would accept appointment as ship
pers' representative on the Atlanta
freight traffic commission, which is
adjusting rates in the metric! embrac
ing North Carolina. South Carolina,
Georgia. Alabama and Florida.
“The commission has headquarters
In Atlanta, and the work would re
quire pkrt. If not all of Mr. Siatter’s
lime there. The position offers a
great opportunity for Columbia ship
pers to get fair and just rates which
would enable them io extend their
territory and at the sa.n« time remove
the discriminatory rates under which
they have been laboring for sometime.
“Mr. Slatter is a traffic man of many
years’ experience. He has made rates
and understands the situation in the
southeast. . He is particularly acquain
ted with the rate structure at Colom
bia.
“A telegram was also received by
the board of directors of the Columbia
Chamber of Commerce yesterday from
Director Prouty asking if they would
permit Mr. Slatter serve. The
board met at. I o’clock yesterday Aft
ernoon to consider the matter and
decided that before making a dofifiite
answer to send Mr. Slatter to Wash
ington to confer with Mr. Pront.v aS to
the time' such services will take him
away from his duties as secretary of
the local chamber. The directors wish
him to serve if possible but at this
particular crisis in Colombia's com
mercial life there are affairs connect
ed with the camp requiring vigi
lance and attention by the chamber
at all times and a secretary is nee/l
ed on the job every day’ of the week.
The chamber must hold for Columbia
what is has secured and this can be
done only by teamwork, watchful
ness and alertness to Columbia’s inter
ests.”
Influenza Epidemic On
the Wane, States Dowling
There were sixty-five new cases of
influenza reported to the health de
partment yesterday'. Dr. J. D. Dowling
states that there is no reason fer
alarm; that the disease is again on
the wane. He is of the opinion that
the peace demonstration on the 11th
instant were largely responsible for
the recent revival of the malady.
Fighters’ Medals Authorized
TV:: shinKton, Nov 21.—-Bronze meJilj
for nil soldiers and sailors who hii.e
served in the war are authorized by a
resolution adopted by the Senate to
day anil sent to the House. Senator
Pittman of Nevada, author of the reso
lution. read a letter from President *
Wilson Indorsing it.
DEATHS
Mrs. .1. •». Kennedy—Aged BO, died at
a local infirmary last night. Puberal
arrangements will be announced later
by Boy.
<iIIy Hnmbrlght -Aged 27, died at the
residence, 2110% Second avenue,
north, yesterday morning Funeral
services announced later by Loy.
Noel Twe.nt—Aged 112, died at a local
. infirmary Wednesday morning. Fu
neral services from Johns' clvipel this
morning1 at 11 o’clock. Interment In
Elmwood.
Mrs. Nolle Posey—Aged 4.7. died at tlv
residence, 2407% Eighth avenue,
north, Wednesday morning. The re
mains will be sent to ohatcha this
morning by Johns.
Thomas C. Jirstln—AgediHl), died at the
residence in Shades valley Wednesday
night. Funeral services and later'
unent were at Union Hill cemetery
I yesterday afternoon.
I - --
44eorge J. lomvell—Aged 2. son of Mr.
Ft. J. L/asWell, died at a local tnfirtn
ary yesterday morning The remains
were sent to BouisvlUe, Ky„ last
night by Boy. Deceased is survived by
his father and two sisters.
W. H. 1 llllnrr—Aged 22, died *it the
residence. 728 Twentieth street, we3t,
yesterday morning. Funeral services
from Shaw's chapel this morning at
11 o’clock. Interment in Elmwood.
Deceased is survived by a widow, two
sons, Charles Villiner and J. S. Villi
ner of Birmingham, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. K. H. Hodges and Mrs.
P. B. Kidout of Montgomery.
Homer C. Cook—Aged SB, died at a
local Infirmary yesterday morning
Funeral services from the residence.
B14 Twenty-elRhth street, south, this
afternoon at 11 o’clock, Interment in
Forest Hill. Deceased is survived >
a widow and one child, parents, Mi
and Mrs. Benjamin W. Cook, and sis
sisters, Mrs. Mcf'artee, Mrs. McCoy,
Mrs. Kirby of Birmingham, and Mrs.
Jones of Memphbi, Tent!.; Mrs. Noe
of Greenville. S. C., and Mrs, Louis
Cook of Jemison.
Dr. E. >1. Sellers—Aged 42, died at the
residence, 1122 Eleventh avenue,
south, Wednesday night. Funeral
services will be held from the late
residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
the Key. S. E. Hodges of the First
Presbyterian church of Anniston of
ficiating, interment in Elmwood ceme
tery. Pallbearers will be: Active. Dr.
T. C. Donald, Dr. E. \V. McNeil, Rich
ard Bell, Harrison Donahue, Dr. Neil
Sellers, Asa Allen, G. Scheumancher /
and Dr. T. L. Smith. Honorary, Fred
Andrews, Marvin Coleman, Dou Davis,
T. V. OrdWay. Rutherford Lopsley,
N. E. Ory, S. M. Candle, E. L Field
and F. K. Perrow.
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JOHNS
LM«lnS
Funeral Director*
(•hone Main 1009
mil Fourth A Venus
Shaw Undertaking Cq.
Funeral Directors
21 IT Fifth Avu. i
Phones Main • Mi4 •
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