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Hudgment' Rendered Against
S. R. Read and John B. .
' '' Carroll.
Suit Was Bajsed on Killing of
Lane McQuiddy by Collapse
of Wall at Bead House. ,
The largest verdict ever 'rendered
Jin the courti of Hamilton county was
ithe one .Thursday morning; In the
circuit court for J25.00O damages
:iffainst S. R. Read, owner of the
J tead house, and John B. Carroll, for
tmer manager of the hotel. The ver-
fdlct, which grew out of the death of
(Lane McQuiddy, which occurred sev
Vral years ago In the hotel, was ren
dered jointly against Mr. Read and
j Mr. Carroll, and In the event It can
I not be collected from one of the de
fendants It can be collected from the
other. Counsel for1 the defendants
at once made a motion for a new
trial. Mr. Read was represented by
Spears & Spears and Martin &
Trimble and Mr. Carroll by Little
ton, Littleton & Littleton. The com
plainants were represented by Judge
Bancroft Murray .and H.-C. McCalla.
The suit has been on trial for three
days in the circuit court- and has
been bitterly fought from beginning
to ena. Alter argument-Dy counsel
Thursday morning Judge Oscar Yar
nell charged the jury and at 11: IS
the jury reported that they had found
the defendants jointly guilty of neg
ligence and had assessed damages
against them to the sum of $25,000.
The death of Lane McQuiddy was
one of the saddest that ever occurred
In this city and caused sorrow not
only In this city, where he was known
by a large number of business men,
but also In Nashville, where he was
horn and reared and where his uncle
Is head of a large printing establish
ment which bears the name of Mc
Quiddy Printing company, v
Mr. McQuiddy was a guest at the
Read house, and shortly after eating
his breakfast Jiad gone into the writ
ing room to wrte his mother a letter.
He had just written the words, "My
Dear Mother," when an air tank ex
ploded in the . room adjoining the
writing room, causing ; the walls of
the writing room to cave in and in
flicting such injuries to Mr. Mc
Quiddy that he died several hours
later. Shortly after Mr. McQulddy's
death, C. I Sullivan and B. R. Mc
Kinney, the latter an employer of
Mr. McQuiddy, filed suit as the ad
ministrators of the estate against S.
R. Read and John B. Carroll. Some
time later a suit which is now pend
ing In the chancery court was filed
by Mr. Carroll against Mr. Read
seeking to fix the liability for the
accident.. This eutt has. never been
l nettled, but as th result of the ver.
' r diet in the circuit court Thursday
morning Mr. Read and Mr. Carroll
nre held Jointly liable. The casie will
be fought out through - the state's
highest courts.
The second largest verdict ever
rendered in the circuit court of Ham
ilton county was obtained for Mrs. J.
W. Anderson for the death- of her
husband, in a suit against the Chat
tanooga Warehouse and Cold Storage
company, as the result of her hus
band falling through an elevator
shaft. The Jury gave her $20,000
damages. The supreme court, how-
f ever, reversed this judgment, hold
ing mat me aeienuHnis were uvi lia
ble. The complainants In this case
were represented by . Tatum, Thach
& Lynch and Cogswell & Fletcher.
Will Give Two Liberty Bonds to Sol
diers at Big Celebration.
Following the recommendation of
the indorsement committee, ' the
Chattanooga Rotary club, at its reg
ular weekly session held Thursday
nt noon at the Fatten, , voted unani
mously to provide-two $50 victory
liberty bonds to be drawn as prizes
by the ex-soldiers at the big vic
tory peace pageant July 4. One .-rize
Is for the white and one for the col
ored contestants. Similar action will
fundoubtedly be taken' lby -many of
Slue oiner cmiu ui ganiiittLiuiio. i"-
Fiirance has been given that the
schamber of commerce will provide
,'bonds, and the manufacturers' asso
ciation and the merchants' associa
tion have already pledged thom
Ssclves. The large prizes are given
tin addition to the many smaller sifts.
fin an effort to stir up greater inter
ment amonir the discharged soldiers, in
whose honor the celebration is given.
Lieut. Robert Nixon, who has Just
returned fiiom nearly two years'
Iservice, attended the meeting and
fmade a few remarks, stating his
i pleasure at being back. He went
lover with the Ei.--.ty-second ' divl
fsion, and after going through sev-.
feral schools, was given a commission
fond placed in command of the trnc
tor section of the 316th Held artil
lery. 4 The next regular meeting of the
'club will be a "Finlay meeting, de
1 voted to talks urion the doings at the
Moore Sez
The Read House calls you
we need you. Lend us your help
- and we will show you many
large things. You can get the
40o lunch in the palm room and
cafe. You'd better come early. '
The Read House Grill '
That's what you want
when you take your
car to be repaired. We'
do everything right,
our prices are reason
able. Let us show you.
Bell Auto Co.
12th and Fort Sts.
Main 2784
International convention at Salt
Lake, and to congratulating Mr. Fin
lay upon his election a third vice
president of Rotary. Lewis Burke,
chairman; R. p. Purse, John Tyler,
Will Schwarts and R..C. Jones were
appointed as a special. program com
mittee for the occasion. The pro
gram for the day consisted in reci
tations and ' songs by Miss Dunning,
a social entertainer of New York;
sketches by Mr- CronweH, who is in
the city doing art work for the July
celebration and the transaction of
routine business.
District Attorney Kennedy
and W. B. Miller Present
Opposing Theories. ;
Federal court opened Thursday
morning with W. B. Miller, one of
the attorneys for Kelley Follow, on
trial, for receiving and disposing of
government property, making the ar.
gument for the defense. He spoke
for almost an hour and eloquently
presented his theory of the case to
the Jury. Following him came Dis
trict Attorney W. T. Kennerly, who
argued for a like period as enthu
siastically 2nd eloquently as Mr. Mil
ler. The ease then went to the Jury
and at I,o'clock no verdict has been
returned. ,
The case has been on trial four
days and is the longest one tried dur
ing this session of court
Attorney Miller dwelt at length on
the testimony of Capt. Arnold, who
stated Wednesday that it was hu
manly Impossible to keep records of
the number of shoes on hand at the
reclamation' depot, and from which
Sergt. Will Pollow. brother of Kelley,
is alleged to have stolen over .800
pairs and brought to his brother's
store In Chattanooga. Mr. MUler said
if Capt. Arnold had been permitted
to testify in the court-martial pro
ceedings of Sergt. Pollow at Fort
Oglethorpe last summer, there would
probably have been no conviction of
the soldier on the offense charged
against him. At the time the court
martial trial was in progress Caipt.
Arnold was . out of Chattanooga en
route to Join his organization over
seas. -
Kennerlv ArouSi.
' The district attorney opened by
saying it was no place or time for the
Jury to consider the effect the convic
tion would have on Pollow's- mother
or wlfo, but to consider four things
which the government, he said, had
proven without reasonable doubt.
These are that the iboes were gov
ernment property, that they were
stolen from the quartermaster de
partment at Fort Oglethorpe, and that
the defendant, Kelley Pollow. was
guilty of . receiving them and "con
cealing and disposing of , them , con
trary to the laW. If he was guilty of
any of these, said the district at
torney, he was guilty of all three.
' District Attorney Kennerly stated
the mlxup In records and their In
accuracy In the quartermaster re
clamation department was Just the
thing Sergt. Pollow wanted, and that
Capt Arnold, who was In charge,
furnished opportunities for Pollow to
steal shoes because of his slackness
In keeping check of all materials and
shoes on hand.
Being bold, said Mr. Kennerly, was
a part of Pollow's game. He made
this statement in referring to the evi
dence where It was stated Pollow
would bring the shoes to his brother's
store and place them in the front
of, the building rather. than put them
In hiding.
During the trial attorneys for the
defense stated that in their opinion
Abe Sllberman was guilty of receiv
ing government property since he Is
said to have bought from Pollow
several dozen pairs of shoes of, the
kind in' question. The district at
torney denied all reference to Sll
berman to the effect that he was a
crook, and asked why it was, if the
defense knew he was so crooked, that'
T. Pope Shepherd, one of Pollow's
counsel, while he was assistant attorney-general
for eight years,- didn't
have him arrested and punished.
Following this argument Judge
Sanford charged the Jury. He told the
Jurymen not to consider the sympa
thetic side, as that was out' of the
case. He reviewed the arguments at
length and said each side had pre
sented its theory admirably.
New Citizens Arrive.
Among Chattanooga's newest citizens
is F. O. Hereford and' family, who have
purchased a home and will reside on
Summer street in North Chattanoosra.
The consideration for the place was
J3,7no, the deal being arranged hy John
II. Evans. Mr. Hereford will go into
business north of the river. ,
Private Showing.
"Fit to Win,". the latest film of the
U. S. public health service, will be
given a private showing at the Lyric
Accident Being Aired.
The ease of Lon Bates against the
Dixie Portland Cement company is be
ing heard in the criminal court Thurs.
dny before Judge 8. D. McReynolds.
The case grew out of the mashing of
Hates between two freight cars, which
he charges did not have the proper
bumpers on them. The suit is for $10.
000 damages. The plaintiff was injured
while In the employ of the defendants.
Habeas Corpus Filed.
A habeas corpus petition seeking the
release of T. L. Robinson, whom, it is
charged, is belnir illegally .restrained of
his liberty by Chief of Police W. H.
Hackett. was filed before Judge Mc
Reynolds Thursday morning and set for
hearing Saturday morning at 0 o'clock.
The petition charges that Robinson Is
being held on complaint of W. H. Side
bottom, chief of detectives of Nashville,
on the charge of passing worthless
cheeks. The petition asks that the
court look into the legality of Robin
son's confinement. The petition was
filed through Boyd W. Harcraves.
Finance Committee Meets.-
A Joint meting of the county fin
ance and citizens' committees was held
in the office -of the county Judge Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. The meet
ing was for the purpose of looking over
the budget for the coming year.
. Disability of Youth.
A petition was filed in the chancery
court Tuesday seeking to remove the
age disability of Verdcil Smith, a minor
of 20 years of age. It Is charged that
some weeks ago Smith received a Judgment-
of $2,000 against the Montevalle
Mining company for personal Injuries,
and on account of his age he cannot
collect the Judgment. The bill seeks to
remove the disability age and allow
Smith to come into possession of his
Steward on Reserve.
Col. Clarence S. Steward, command
ing officer of the Fourth Tennessee
national guard, received word Thurs
day morning front the adjutant-general
stating that he had been relieved from
active duty and placed on the reserve
list. His resignation was at first re
fused. NO word has been received by
the other three officers of the local
companies who have tendered their res
For Killing of Alleged Murderer.
Bay Minette, Ala., June 26. Special
Assistant Atty.-Gen. Horace Wilkin
son, of Alabama, detailed by Gov.
Thomas E. Kllby, Is here today with
special officers attempting to appre
hend persons responsible for the kill
ing of Frank Foukal. alleged mur
derer. Incarcerated in the Baldwin
county jail last Su4
; Here's the Latest Site Proposed for
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The' above plat shows the latest site proposed forthe new Memorial Auditorium. It Is situated at the south
west corner of Fifth and Broad streets. According to the plat in the county register's office, the site, exclusive of
Manz' sausage' factory, is 160 by 236 feet. The elevation at "West Filth and Broad streets Is 51.5 feet. The Man
site, which advooates of the Fifth and Broad location state can be acquired, has a frontage of 50 feet This addi
tion, of course, would make the augmented site 210 by 236 feet
Defendant Charged With Buy
ing Store and Stock Goods
With. Bogus Paper. 1
A' suit was filed in the chancery
court and an injunction asked for by
A. W. Moore against S. R. Durbrov
restraining the defendant from sell
ing, incumbering or entering a store
which it is claimed he purchased
from the complainant with a $8,000
check which the bank returned
marked "no good." The suit was
filed through Ford & Bryan and the
Injunction grafted by Chancellor V.
BH Garvin Thursday. An injunction
was also granted against the First
National bank restraining It from
caving out any money to the defend
ant which it might have on deposit
to his credit The bill further asks
that the court at the hearing of the
case have the bill of sale, which It is
charged was obtained by fraud, de
clared void and the property revert
back to the complainant
The bill charges that on June 23,
1919, the complainant was the owner
of a store at 401 Carter street, which
consisted of a large stock of goods,
store fixtures and a good and profit
able trade which he had built up by
attention to business. The complain
ant charges that he entered Into a
trade with the defendant to sell him
all his interest In the store for $3,000.
It was then, complainant states, that
he In full faith executed to defendant
a bill of sale to said property, to
take effect at once, and in considera
tion of same defendant gave his
check for $3,000 on the First National
bank. Comnlalnant then gave the
defendant possession of the store and
executed his part of the trade in lull.
Complainant charges that on the
same day the check was given
It was offered at the First National
bank and complainant was told the
check was "no good." The check has
been repeatedly presented to the
bank, but always returned marked
'no good." It is charged that when
the defendant was asked about the
check he admitted he had only $1,300
In bank. The complainant charges
that the defendant Is in the mean
time selling out the stock of goods
In the store and appropriating the
money to his own use, and unless he
Is restrained by the court he will sell
out the store, lock, stock and barrel
and draw his $1,300 from the bank,
thereby defrauding complainant of
his property.
4. KftA at Navunnrt Nawa.
Monrnnrt Nnci Vn.. June 2R. Two
transports, the U. S.' S. Virginian
with 4.136 officers and men, and the
U. S. S. Eten, with about 2.000 men,
docked here today. On the Virginian
which, sailed rrom x. razaire june
14, were the 159th provisional bat
talion; the 165th provisional bat
talion; the 317th service battalion
(negro); and several casual com
On the Eten were 1,448 officers and
man f tha Virtv.nlvth nioneer In
fantry, mostly from Maine, and some
The, transport Artemas, from St.
Nazaire, arrived here today with
about 4,500 troops, among whom were
members of the Fifty-fourth pioneer
Infantry, created from the skeleton
ized old Seventy-first New Tork
regiment" There were many negroes
aboard, .members- of the 620th engi
neers. ' 1,543 of Detached Units.
New York, June 26. The transport
Sierra arrived here from St Nazaire
today with 1,543 troops, composed
almost entirely of detached units.
3,000 Reach Charleston.
Charleston, 8. C, June 26. The
transport Zeelandla arrived here to
day from Brest with 3.000 troops. The
men disembarked immediately and
entrained for Camp Jackson.
Land at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 26., The- trans
port Santa Barbara wltih thirty-one
officers and 1,545 men aboard docked
here today. The troops were de
tached units and casuals.
House Judiciary Committee Votes on
Washington, June 26. (A. P.)
The house Judiciary committee voted
today to split prohibition legislation
Into three parts, with enforcement of
war time prohibition separate and
distinct from the others, which re
late to constitutional prohibition and
the manufacture of industrial alco
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The International Sunday School Lesson for June 29 Is a
.Quarterly Review.
(By William T. Ellis.)
Sailing the Bed sea, as I am while I
write, with the saw-tooth mountains of
the Binai peninsula at my left hand, It
Is congenial to pass In review the re
cent Sunday school lessons. Ail of
them represent man's quest after God,
and Qod'a downreach" to man. They
stand for the spiritual dimension of the
human soul. They are as up-to-date as
the latest agonized prayer of a young
man seeking peace, and older than the
iourney of Abraham down- into this
Sgypt. At the moment I am in the re
gion whither troubled souls Moses, Elijah,-
possibly Paul, and countless an
chorites have resorted to get away
from the world and close to the Eter-
nBack of air our day's upheavals and
unrest and turbulence, back' of the
frantic search for new social and po
litical .programs, lies the basic human
quest for the peace of God. We want
a condition that is deeper than can be
touched by better wages, better hous
ing, better education and better political
privileges. Our desires are many; our
needs are one a closer walk with God.
The Old, Old, Quest.
Travelers' work is likely to . be dis
jointed and Scrappy;' this article, begun
on the Bed sea, is being continued as
I sit on the burning sands of the desert
crossed by the weary feet of the chil
dren of Israel. Back of me lies the
Sinai range; directly in front, is the
palm-fringed quarantine station of Tor,
while across the water rise the blue
mountains of Africa. Both views era
body the point I was treating when I
laid down my pen aboard ship; the su
preme quest after God himself.
Sinai stands for that truth. There
Jehovah drew near to a chosen people.
The exodus was more than a pilgrimage
to a land; it was a search after the
-t,4 in v,A h&nrt. nf the nohlest
of the leaders of the Israelites burned
the Dassion to Know uoa ana io uu xaio
will. Their zeal was rewarded hy tne
ten commandments, which are still the
timeliest of ail contributions to the bet
terment or relations ueiwecu
and between individuals. Sinai Is the
mountain of the search.
T ....... nA lnnlr at t h A TYlflnV lonB. IOW
buildings of the Tor quarantine station.
BlarlnB in the noon sun; and they, too,
i..j.. n ..f rin . Fnr this
laraest quarantine station in the world
is maintained by the British govern
ment lor. me protection oi iiusw...
turning from Mecca to Egypt. In nor
mal times there are 20,000 pilgrims
every year at Mecca. They come from
every quarter oi tne naoiiHuiu Biui.c.
All are more or less definitely striving
to make their peace with God. Theirs
is the old, old i quest. They seek after
the Father aoove, u napiy mj ij.
find him. Who shall say that the God
i- i.. n. Cln.t ArxGm nnt fllKO RDPHK
to devout seekers at the neighboring
mountains oi Mecca.'
Back to the Book.
rgr mice ,mjnm, -
day school members of the world have
been studying lunaame mm
topics from the Bible, xney, iou. "
. -1 ,1,. nat Wnnv have
personally found God in this time. He
has become to them "a living, bright
reality," Whosoever goes "i"-"
mind and sceKing nean ra im. '
Books is sure to meet God therein.
This, then, is the central thought of
the daVs lesson. God's way Is shown
by God's word. . In the hack of my
....1- a j Ai!fr,ntn(- mnnrMntr nn ft a -
dress of President Wilson, delivered at
Denver in 1311, wnicn is more pi, u....i.
to this review than anything I could
write. Nobody dreamed, back In 11)11,
that in less than ten years the Bpeaker
would be the world's outstanding fig
ure; and that his Ideals would be re
shaping the entire social order.
What Makes America Great.
"We do not Judge progress by ma
terial standards. America is not ahead
of the other nations Jof the world be
cause she is rich. ' Nothing makes
America great except her thoughts, ex
cept her ideals, except her acceptance
of those standards of Judgment which
are written largely upon these pages
of revelation. America has all along
claimed the distinction of setting this
example to the civilized world that
men were to think of one another, that
governments were-to be set up for the
service of the people, that men were to
be Judgrd by these moral standards
which pay no regard to rank or birth
or conditions, but which assess every
man according to his angle and Indi
vidual value. -This Is the meaning of
this charter of the human soul. This
is the standard by which men and na
tions have more and more come to be
""That Is the reason that the Bible
has stood at the back of progress. That
is the reason that reform has come
not from the top but from the hot.
t0"A tree Is not nourished by its bloom
and by its fruit. It is nourished by its
roots, which are down deep in the com
mon and hidden soli, and every process
of purification and rectification comes
from the bottom not from the top. It
comes from the masses of struggling
human beings. It comes from the in
stinctive efforts of millions of human
hearts trying to beat their way up
into the llKht and into the hope of the
future. Those are the sources of
strength and I pray God that these
sources may never cease to be spiritual
ized by the Immortal subjections of
these words of inspiration of the Bible.
If any statesman, sunk In practices
which debase a nation, will read this
single book he will go to his prayers
A Scholar Upon Literature.
Do you not realize that there Is a
whole literature In the Bible. It Is
e a
BTA T SrJ sr
not one book, but a score of books.
Bo ' you realize what literature Is?
Literature is a revelation of the human
spirit, and within the covers of this
one book are prose and poetry, history
and rhapsody, the sober narration of
the ecstacy of human excitement
things that ring In one's ears like songs.
These deep sources, these wells of in
spiration; must always be our sources
of refreshment and of renewal. Then
no man can put unjust power upon us.
We shall live In that chartered liberty
In which a man sees the things un
seen, in which he knows that he Is
bound for' a country in which there are
no questions mooted any longer of right
and wrong.
"Can you Imagine a man who did not
believe these words, who did not be
lieve in the future life, standing up
and doing what has been the heart and
center of liberty always standing up
before the king himself and saying,
'Sir, you have sinned and done wrong
In the sight of God, and I am His mes
senger of Judgment to pronounce upon
vnu th rnnriemnntinn of Almighty God.
You may silence me, you may send
me to my reckoning witn my jnaaer,
but you cannot silence or reverse the
Judgment.' That is what a man feels
whose faith is rooted in the Bible.
The Book That Makes Men Brave.
"The man whose faith is rooted In
the Bible knows that reform cannot be
stayed, that the finger of God which
moves upon the face of the nations is
against every man who plots the na
tion's downfall or the people's deceit;
that these men are simply groping and
staggering in their ignorance to a fear
ful day of Judgment; and that whether
one generation witnesses ft or not, the
glad day of revelation and freedom
will come in which men will sing by
the host of the coming of the Lord in
his glory.
"America was born a Christian na
tion. America was born to exemplify
that devotion to the elements of right
eousness which are derived from the
revelations of Holy Scripture. I have
a very simple thing to ask of you. I
ask of every man and woman In this
audience that from this night on they
will realize that part of the destiny
of America lies In their dally perusal
of this great book of revelations that
if they would see America free and
pure, they will make their own spirits
free and pure byvthls baptism of the
Holy Scripture."
O uo-ir c
El Paso. When the mnssed rebel
forces In Mexico under Villa and An
celes attack the Carranza followers
commanded by Gen. Jesus A.. Castro
at one time street car conductor In
Torreon, but now commander of the
northern milita.y district in Mexico
the leader of the federal . army will
have the battle filmed by a motion
picture phetographcr so the entire
country may be shown how he In
tends to stamp out the latest revolu
tion. Incidentally, he Intends the pic
tures to be a lesson for others who
have a desire to wreck the Carranza
Gen. Castro recently added a mo
tion picture photographer to his staff,
whose duty will be to film all engage
ments. .
This photo of Gon. Castro was
taken -in Juurez by his official pho
tographer, and is the first to be pub
lished in this country.
Divorce Suit of Mr. and Mrs.
Walter G. Tucker Is on
. Trial.
Wife Charges Cruel and Inhu-
man Treatment and Hus
band Immoral Conduct.
The sensational divorce suit of
Mrs. Gladys Cralge Tucker against
her husband, Walter O. Tucker, and
the husband's spicy cross bill and
answer were heard in the chancery
court - Thursday before Chancellor
W. B. Garvin. The suit proved the
sensation of St Elmo, where ' the
young couple resided and was well
known. The litigation promises
unusual InteVest, as nearly the entire
St. Elmo nelgnnornooa nns oeen sun
poenaed as witnesses. The wife Is
K.. t.iihI. A Thnmnsnn
H:jm ni-.n- u - j
and R. T. Wright, Jr., and the hus
band by Tatum. Thatch & Lynch.
Mis. Tucker is an unusuauy attrac
tive young woman, and her husband
Is a well appearing young man.
The wife, several months ago, filed
suit against her husband, charging
him with being guilty of cruel and
inhuman treatment, and threatening
her life and attempting to take It on
several occasions, tune oiargeu mm
the husband was a young man of
violent temper and Jealous dlapoal
iu. -,kinh fart mull) her entire
married life with him intoleral.e and
unbearable. She cnargea ner nus
band with attempting to cut her
ih.t with a hntrher knife on one
occasion, and said he would have
done so, but her throat was pro
tected Dy a large mure wuicn mm
The husband Is further charged
with making a systematic canvass
of the neighbors and telling them of
.h. nnnimt Wlf. WhO bO
charged had run ofj with another
man. rne wire cminwi bub wh
young and inexperienced when she
waa pursuaded by Tucker to run
away and marry him.
She said she would have -ng
since left Tucker, but she was afraid
If she did he would carry out his
trill fear The wife asks the
custody of the three children and
alimony. The husband Is also charged
wltrf violating the injunction rrom
ih. nnn.rv court restrainlnff him
from coming about the complainant.
Tne nusDana, in nis cru uni uu
answer, charges the wife with Im-
mn..l. nnnlnnt Otw1 IISTnPII .Tnhn H.
Cooley as corespondent He also
charges tnat cooiey persistently
came after his wife and took her
riding, bought her flowers, candy and
went so far as to purchase her silk
underwear, hose and nightgowns.
The husband alleges that the wife
was a frequent visitor at the room
nf Cvii.v whinn the latter rented
for a meeting place for him and . .rsr
Tucker. The cross nui sets out, aatea
on which, it is charged, Mrs. Tucker
visited Cooloy's room. The bill asks
that the husband be given the di
vorce and custody of the children.
Array of Witnesses Sum
moned by Both Sides in
Dr. J. T. Smith, a practicing physi
cian of this city, who owns a drug
store at the corner of East Ninth
and Douglas streets, is on trial this
afternoon charged with violating the
Harrison antlnarcotic drug act in
selling to W. A. Welch, collector for
a local department store, a quantity
of cocaine and cocaine leaves on
July 6, 1918.
Kepresentlng him as counsel is
Atty.-Gen. M. N. Whltaker and Phil
Whltaker. The case Is being prose
cuted for the government by Assist
ant District Attorney Baxter Lee and
at noon had progressed to the point
where Dr. Smith was on the stand.
He made emphatic dental of any and
all charges, but did state that he had
sold morphine to Welch six or seven
Witnesses for the government are
W. A. Welch, Chief of Police W. H.
Hackett and Robert Teace, at one
time a member of the city detective
force. Those for the defense are 1.
I,. Wilcox. C. W. Hash. Mrs. J. t.
Smith. J. F. Hyde, Wallace Duff and
Dr. H. T. Sparks.
Welch, on the stand, admitted be
ing addicted to the use of drugs and
to having obtained morphine from
Dr. Smith at various times. On
cross-examination by Atty.-Gen.
Whltaker he denied that he "was
....ii.. tn.nl even" with Dr. Smith
because of a difference regarding a
small debt he owed tne aocior, ana
stated his reasons for going to Chief
unirAt onA afntin? to him that he
had obtained "dope" from Dr. Smith
was "because l wanted to net. nwn,
from it" and not because ne was
angry at Dr. Smith.
The defense admitted a box of co
caine was found on Welch directly
after he left the store of Dr. Smith
on July 6. 1918. when searched by
Detective Pob Peace, but stoutly de
nied that it was sold to Welch by
Smith. Instead, they maintained
that it was stolen by Welch.
Dr. Smith stated he had never sold
Welch any cocaine at any time, but
he did sell him morphine in small
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I ED MARLER, 927 Market
Opinion In suffrage Case Not Ex.
fiectad Before August,
ivllle. June J6. (Special.)
The woman suffrage case, which
was argued before the supreme
court Monday morning, will not
be decided Saturday, according to
semiofficial Information today. It
Is thoitkht that the opinion will
be rendered at a special sitting
of the court during August.
If Chancellor Is Reversed
There Is No Argument,
of Course,
Unless the supreme court renders
a decision upholding . Chancellor
Newman's injunction before July 8,
It Is the opinion of J. B. Lowry,
secretary of the Hamilton county
election commission, that the women
of Chattanooga will be permitted to
vote in the coming election. Mr.
Lowry states that the members of
the commission see no reason why
the women cannot vote In the mu
nicipal election unless some new ob
stacle comes up. He declares fur
ther that all of the lawyers who have
been consulted on me subject are of
the same opinion.
If an opinion is announced on Sat
urday of this week by the supreme
court reversing Chancellor Newman,
of course, there Is no question about
the right of the women to vote. If
the supreme court falls to render
any decision at all the women are
likewise qualified to vote. In the
opinion of the election commission
and the majority of local lawyers.
Reports That He Would Be
Lynched for Horrible Crime
Cause Extra Precautions.
Hattlesburg, Miss., June 26. John
Hartfleld, negro, alleged to have as
saulted an Elllsvllle, Miss., young
woman, has been brought to Ellls
vllle and is guarded by officers In the
office of Dr. Carter in that city. He
Is wounded In the shoulder, but not
seriously. The negro is said to have
made a partial confession.
Destination Held Secret.
laurel. Miss., June 26. It was at'
first stated that Hartfleld was taken j
to Ijaurei, out inter repuits w umi
the apparent destination of those
having him in charge was Elllsvllle,
the scene of the alleged crime June
15. The tiegro, it was said, Is In the
hands of county officers. Eeports
were that mobs were forming and
leaders had expressed determination
to lynch the prisoner.
Hartfleld's whereabouts became
known yesterday when he endeavored
to persuade a boy to buy him pro
visions at Collins. The boy Informed
thi authorities, bloodhounds were
pnced on the negro's trail and he
was traced to the edge of. a cane
brake. When the posse approached
at daybreak he opened fire and was
captured only after he had been
wounded. So far as was known here
early today, none of the members of
the posse was hurt during the ex
change of shots.
The hunt for Hartfleld continued
unabated for ten days. Negroes
Joined the posses and rendered val
uable assistance to the authorities.
One white man was killed and four
Other persons Injured during the hunt
as a result of misunderstood signals
and failure to obey commands of
posse members. Hartfleld was seen
numerous times, but managed to
elude his pursuers through .assist
ance rendered, according to the au
thorities, by members of a secret or
der to which he belonged. With the
capture of Hartfleld officers stated
.they would be able to apprehend sev
eral negroes who were responsible for
the chase being prolonged.
Kept All Night.
Vlckshurg, Miss., June 26. John
Hartfleld. negro, who held Miss Ruth
Meeks, a white girl, of Elllsvllle,
Miss., in the woods all night, and who
has been sought for a week and a
half by hundreds of officials and citi
zens, was run to earth today several
miles from Elllsvllle.
Washington, June 26. "Whether the
276 of the 4t,n00 employes of the West
ern Union and the smaller number of
employes of the rental who went on
strike are to be taken bark Into the
service is a matter restlnit with the
managerial officers," Postmaster-Gen.
eral Burleson announced this afternoon
following an hour's conference with a
delefatlon from the American Federa
tion of L,ahor. Burleson said that the
employes voluntarily left the services
of the companies In violation, of the
rules of the war labor board and the
wire control board and that he would
not direct their re-employment.
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1,800 SEAMEN
Prison Barracks to Be Practi
. cally Depopulated by Lat
. est Order.
Huge Contingent of Huns Will
Proceed to Germany by
Way of Charleston.
Eighteen hundred German P
oners of war at the United States t
prison barracks at Fort Oglethorp.
all merchant seaman, will leave here
on a special train Sunday morning
for Oermany. This huge movement
will reduce the number of enemy
aliens at the camp here to approxi
mately 400. Sunday's movement will
be the largest by far that has been
released from the barracks at any
one time. These prisoners who will
leave Sunday are all non-combatants
as they are former members of Ger
man crew taken from Interned
steamers and raiders. Those who
will be retained behind the barbed,
wire fencing at Oglethorpe are con
sidered of the dangerous class, an
archists who were arrested in this
country during the war.
, There are no notable figures on the
list to be released on Sunday morn
ing. The celebrities will be retained
at the stockade for a while and will
continue the operation of their mil
Uonalra club, i
Col. C. W, Penrose, the comman
dant at the camp states that the sail
ors to be released have been behind
the stockade practically ever since it
was erected, at the beginning of the
war. They will say their last fare
well, of "auf weiderslhen," to their
fellow-prisoners Sunday morning,
sling their personal belongings in a
pack, throw them over their shoul
ders and take their last look at the
three rows of fencing that has kept
them from the outside world for over
a yeur ana a nait.
The prisoners that will be released
Sunday will go to Charleston where
they will embark; they will be Joined
there by a small delegation of sea
men from the prison camp at Fort
McPherson, In Atlanta, Guards will
be provided to accompany the pris
oners on the special train. '
The prisoners to be deported Sdtl
file up In front of Col. Penrose's of
fice at the prison camp Sunday morn
ing. Just In front of the sixty-foot
Aug pole, at the top of which files
"Old Glory," and answer to the last
roll call. The prisoners will no longer
be known as number ''twelve" ' or
"thirteen," but by their own Teutonic
names. v .
No German women prisoners' will
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camp Sunday. i .
Superintendent of Publie Light Com'
psny Meets Death at Dayton. -
While making a wlrf connection at
Dayton Wednesday afternoon, Orvilla
Truex, aged 27, superintendent of the
Public Light and Power company,
was electrocuted . when his elbow
touehed another wire and formed a
circuit. The wire he was working on
carried 2,300 volts. His body hung
from the wires for about fifteen min
utes and several hundred people were
on the scene when it finally came
down. Frank Purser, a helper, who
witnessed the terrible accident, ran. to
the powerhouse, 200 yards away, and
cut off the power. '
The deceased is survived by his
father, J. W. Truex, who is chief en
gineer for the Dayton Coal, Iron and
Railroad company; two sisters,
Misses Nellie and Eva, and three
Francis and Jesse, of Dayton.
Mr. Truex was a member of th
Odd Fellows and Masos. The Odd
Fellows will have charge of . the
funeral, which is to be held from the
M. E church at Dayton Friday after
noon it 2 o'clock. The Interment will
take place In College Hill cemetery.
New Tork, June 26. The Virginia
Carolina Chemical company today de
clared an extra dividend of 2 per cent,
on the common stock.
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