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Weather Forecast
Fair and cold, but
slightly warmer by
Saturday night.
Volume 40.
Fifty burglaries had been cleared up; loot valued at $1,000 had been
recovered, out of $3,000 worth atolen; eight men were under arrett on
various charges Friday morning, in a drive on "the Main and Monroe
gang" by Detectives Walter Hoyle and Charles Peters.
With one exception, all of those arrested are held on the secret docket
at police headquarters, while Hoyle and Peters complete the cases against
The exception is a man who purchased some of the stolen aooda
The robberies date back to Oct.
daily police bulletin from that date
Hotels, restaurants and pool halls tt
"ere. tne ravorite victims of the (rang,
with overcoats, suits, suitcases, cigars,
dgarets. an occasional typewriter and
other wearing apparel as the favored
Sang' of Youngsters.
tour of the youths arresfed are only
j( years or age; one is 19; the sixth
Is 29.
The 19-year-old youth Is not held In
connection with the burglaries and
wneak thief jobs, but with a poolroom
proprietor and a negro is held on
cnarges involving the handling or pur
chase of stolen property.
The 1 1 -year-old youths, none of
ivnom claims to have a regular voca--ion,
and the 29-year-old man, who Is
U'h-.nlT.n.- ..-in I,,. V. a ,..;,. 1 --
- , t u, - win uc i n, tii-ii wilii uuuae-
Jeaking aitd larceny, and an additional
j arge ol buying stolen property will
e lodged against the latter, when the
jctet are placed on the police docket
tcrlday or Saturday.
Herbert Moore, 17, who served In the
Suited States navy, and who, police
tlairn. is a deserter, although he-denies
'he allegation, was the first of the gang
arrested. He freely confessed to 34
jeparato cases of robbery, Including his
i)Wn sister, in addition to listing one
hotel where he "thought" he had en
tered between 50 and 60 different rooms
in search of loot. His admission gave
the police lines on the other men now
arrested, all of whom were Implicated
by Moore's statements.
A majority of the youths arrested,
who were implicated by Moore, "hung
Ut in poolrooms In the vicinity of
Main street and Monroe avenue, where
In times past the bootleggers have flour
ished, and other forms of lawlessness
.have had their inception.
tlamed as Accomplices.
in addition to Moore, who lives at 76
Vance avenue, those Implicated by him
as having played parts in various rob
beries with him, are:
Abner Holland, alias Buddy, 17, Kney
Henry Cassell, 17, North Claybrook
Alfred Kerguson, 17, Clack place.
Luther Wilson, 29, chauffeur, 630 Tail
company, Monroe avenue.
It is the plan of the detectives to
place charges of housebreaking and lar
ceny against these five, on the strength
ot Moore s statements. Besides these,
charges will be placed as follows:
, -Lentil" Crawley, alias "Trigg Avenue'
19. 38 Olive avenue, buying, receiving
anu disposing or stolen property.
J. Frederick, 21, pool room proprietor.
(Continued on Page 22, Column !.)
Whether or not it Is advisable at this
time to undertake to foster a campaign
to raise $500,000 to assist In establishing
a $1,500,000 Methodist university In
Memphis will be passed on by the board
of directors of the Chamber of Com
merce at the regular meeting Friday
The question was considered by the
educational committee of the chamber
Thursday afternoon, and a motion put
by S. M. Williamson passed, recom
mending that the directors give the
matter their prompt and earnest consid
eration and indorse the plan. There
was some opposition to the plan In the
committee because of the previous in
dorsement of a plan to raise 1500,000 to
move the Southwestern Presbyterian
univerr-ity from Clarksville, Tenn., to
Memphis. It was suggested that this
fund should be raised before the other
was attempted. Dr. T. E. Sharp, pre
siding elder of the Memphis Methodist
conference, Insisted upon an Immediate
answer from the chamber, as it will be
necessary for him to report Memphis'
attitude at a meeting of the educational
committees of the Louisville, Tennes
see and Memphis conference at Nash
ville on Jan. 14.
Samples of the city water hereafter
will be analyzed by the citv chemist
every day in the year, including Sun
days and holidays.
Such analysis was ordered by Mayor
Vaine Friday, after a conference with
J. T. Wellford, chairman of the water
commission, and W. H. Harrison, su
perintendent. The water department
will have samples in the city chemist's
, nice daily by 8:30 o'clock, and nothing
is to prevent an Immediate analysis
Reports will be sent dally to the water
department and to the mayor.
Mayor Paine said that he made the
i. tiler in the interest of the public
health, believing the purity of the wa
ter supply was of more Importance than
any other work of the city chemist's
off ice.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Senators
disagreed widely today as to the prob
ahlv effect on the senate treaty silua
tinii "I President Wilson's Jackson day
letter urging that the question of rati
fication be carried into the presidential
Among the Democrats generally il
was declared the letter had not changed
mat ters and that the effort to agree on
compromise reservations would con
tinue. The mild reservation Republi
1, 1918, and liberally besprinkle the
to Jan. 8, when the first of the gang
At the annual cet-to-irether of the
various county departmental superin
tendents, and tho county commission
ers, held Friday afternoon In the
county courtroom, the road building
program ior ine year was outlined.
Reports from all county departments
were reau anu men and general dls
cusslon of the renorts followed
The Hernando road will h I
the state highway commission and the
federal government to stand the ex
pense. This road is an extension of
South Second street. The new pike is
niiuwn as reoerai road Ko. and will
run from Millington in Shelby county
lu me .Mississippi nne.
The superintendents and commission
ers agreed that the roads and bridges
in uib county were in had condition
due to the neglect during the war
snoriage or labor and material and
neavy rains.
According to the report of Dr. T. C.
Graves, of the countv bonrH nf health
the health conditions of the county are
kuuu. i;r, uraves reported that ' there
was only two cases of meningitis In
the countv and thev hurl heon
tlned and there was no danger of an
epidemic. J
William F. Kimbrough, manager; of
w.o , m ii, iMuHi v emergency Hospital
reported that onlv two deathn hud Y,..
Sura fro,n smallpox in 16 years and
20,000 cases were treated during that
timer-- ijbst yenTTHera "syere -too cases
and onlv one death.
The Home for Aged and Infirm was
reported to no overcrowded and the
county jan was said to be in as good
condition as could be expected consid
ering the poor condition of the build
Colder weather Friday night with a
rise in temperature on Saturday with
rair weather are promised ,in the of
ficial forecast issued by the Memphis
office of the weather bureau Friday.
A cold wave of more or less severity
will sweep Middle and East Tennessee
during Friday night and Saturday and
will bring a consequent drop In tem
perature for West Tennessee. This will
be appreciably moderated by Saturday
Shippers are advised to protect ship
ments within a radius of 100 miles of
Memphis for 20 deeree te mneru him
timing tne next. z nours. The fore
cast mentions mis ligure with the
aunemeni max tne tnermometer may
go below that point.
Indications of snow for Memphis and
vicinity nassed Thursday nlirht n,t t?-i
day weather officials stated that there
was lime HKeiinood of any snow during
the next few days unless conditions
onangea materially.
Precipitation has been more or less
general throughout the Mississippi and
Ohio valleys during the past 24 hours
ana at Mempnis totalled 1.48 inches.
With two excentions this wa iho
heaviest precipitation reported from any
station covered by the weather bureau.
Little Rock reported 1.86 inches and
Nashville lead all others with 1 96
incnes. Montgomery, Ala., followed
Mempnis wun J.sz incnes.
The official forecast says:
Fair and colder Fridav: Saturday
iuir anu siigiuiy warmer.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9 Seven towns
near Teocelo, south of Jalapa, have
neen overwhelmed Dy the earth dls
itiroances ana a great lake is covering
these former sites, according to a mes
sage received today from Teocelo
inrougn vera cruz. Thirty-four bodies
naa neen recovered when the message
was i uea at leoeeio.
The towns that are inundated a
Tlatanalan. Quiezmitlan, Coastaleca,
Tosigue, Ixtlahuacan, Choloya and San
jose-Aonllcniea. Kvery house In Teo
celo has been made uninhabitable.
The trial of George E. Neuhardt,
lawyer and former president of the
t nieaasaw Bank and Trust companv,
in which Mr. Neuhardt is charged with
fraudulent breach of trust and receiv
ing deposits knowing the bank to be
insolvent, is set tor next Thursday.
I harles M. Bryan will appear for
Mr. Neuhardt, while the case will be
prosecuted by S. O. Bates, state's at
torney. Mr. Bates said Friday that he
understood a continuance would be
asKed tor when the case is called.
can thought a compromise had been
rendered more difficult hv the presi
dent's action, but said they'did not con
sider the door had been closed en
tirely. A still different view was held by
the treaty's irreconcilable foes, who de
clared Mr Wilson's declaration and re
lated developments during the Demo
cratic gathering here apparently had
established definitely that ratification
would be an issue in the campaign.
C Price Three Cents Q
Velton Green, whisky runner and
bootlegger, pleaded guilty to a charge
of violating the liquor law In Second
criminal court Friday and a fine of
J 1 00 and costs of court was agreed upon.
Ititlph Davis was Green's attorney.
The following old cases were wiped
off of the criminal court dockets Fri
day: James Gordon, alias "Bear,"
eharged with carrying a pistol and now
in the state penitentiary for another of
fense; Will Johnson, violation of four
mile law in 1916; Ben Starr, profanity;
Thomas Bell, violating liquor law: Wil
liam Lashley, carrying a pistol, now In
the state penitentiary for another of
fense, and Sam Carson, passing a
worthless check, also In the penitentiary
for another offense.
Inability to get witnesses and prove
guilt is the prime cause why these
cases were dismissed.
The case against Jim Kinnane, rich
North Main street property owner and
politician and for years operator of a
big Front street dive, charged with vio
lating the liquor law, was no-prossed.
It was explained that the only witness,
I'nited States Deputy Marshal O. R.
Webster, was dead, having been killed
some time ago by Will Smiddy. Smiddy
was also killed in the clash between the
two men.
Requiem high mass was said over the
body of Patrolman Guy Saint at St. Pat
rick's church at 9:30 o'clock Friday
morning by Rev. Father Monsignor
Murphy, while friends and comrades
from the police department mourned
with the bereaved members of the fam
ily of the officer who was shot down
without warning by a burglar Tuesday
Saint's body was laid to rest In Cal
vary cemetery, to which It was escorted
by six members of the police depart
ment Capt. Mike Kehoe, of whose relief
Saint was a valued member ; Sergt.
Claud Duvall, Patrolman Tom Smith,
who was Saint's running mate, and Pa
trolmen, Julio Vannucci, Tom Craw
ford and Jack Sherrill. all of whom
were his staunch friends in life.
The Memphis police department sent
an elaborate floral design to the Saint
home. 1305 South Driver street, Friday
morning. The dead officer Is survived
by his widow, mother, three brothers
and a sister.
Detectives uracticallv have nfcnrwlnneri
hope of capturing the negro who shot
Saint. All leads, they say, have been
run down without a single valuable
clew being uncovered. But work on
the case has not been abandoned. Thev
still will try to find the loose end of
the thread that will lead them to the
Saint was shot just before 3 o'clock
Tuesday morning by one of two netrrn
burglars who were attempting to break
into nneeiey s drug store, V ance ave
nue and Lauderdale street. The patrol
man was walking west on Vance ave
nue. The two negroes w-ere on Lauder
dale street. As he stepped into view
at the corner- of the building a shot
flashed out. The bullet struck Saint
in the right breast just be ow the col
larbone. It tore through to lodgment
against the spine, causing the officer
to ne paralyzed irom midchest down.
They fled.
Saint was removed to the General
hospital by a passing taxicab driver.
He steadily grew weaker, although he
never lost consciousness during his
brave fight for life.
A consultation of physicians Wednes
day afternoon determined that Saint
was too weak to withstand the shock of
an operation for the removal of the
bullet. He died at 6:30 Wednesday eve
ning Plenty Of Wheat
For Bakers, Says
Milling Expert
People are unduly alarmed over the
wiieat situation, according to C. B.
Stout, well-posted milling man, who
Friday declared there was no reason
for excitement, as the present supply,
though scarcer than usual, was suf
ficient to supply ordinary needs.
lielative to the increase in bread
prices, Mr. Stout declared that the sup
ply of hard wheat from which flour
used by bakers is made, Is slightly up
but nothing so extraordinary so as to
necessitate alarm over Increase In loaf
price or reduction In Avelght.
Large bakers, he pointed out pur
chased flour well In advance. He also
declared the government was offering
rair proposals to the bakers.
Mr. Stout declared that there was
plenty of gram in the mills at nrcsent
He stated that the advanced level of
marKet was due to the difficulty in
transporting the grain from the grower
to the mill, brought on by the railroad
KNOX VILLK. Tenn.. Jan 9 fn.u
of 27 men, charged with taking part
in the storming of the Knox'countv jail
on the night of Aug. 30. 1919 intent
upon lynching Maurice Maves. the no.
pro who was alleged to have killed Mrs
Bertie Lindsey. were disposed of todav
In criminal court.
Klght defendants pleaded amtltv ana
each was fined $50 and costs Two
cases were continued until the new
term of court. Three defendant wor
acquitted. The bonds of $500 each
were ordered forfeited In six rases rw,
defendant pleaded guilty to petit lar
ceny ant) was sentenced to six months
in the work house. One case was re.
tired on payment of costs and alias
Pluses were ordered issued for six
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. Prohibition will
sweep hip pockets in men's trousers
into innocuous desuetude, according to
a prediction by experts of the. Inter
national Association of Clothing De
signers, who today issued an edict:
-Make them smaller and shallower
this season."
'"ommenting on tho attitude of the
designers, tleorge W. Hermann. r
member of the organisation, said:
"It's illegal to tote a gun: It's un
handy to carry your handkerchief there
and you can't buy anything but wood
alcohol to put in your flask. So the
pocket Just naturally will shrink, away."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-President Wilson's decision that the league
'" hould be placed before the voters as a "solemn referen
dum, and William J. Bryan's contention that the Democratic party can
not go before the country on the question but should accept such com
promises "as may be poaaible," are the twin surprises of the conclave of
party chieftains, which found Its climax last night in the annual Jackson
ujr Dinner,
The president's message to the party.
written from the sick room In the
White House and read to the diners,
made no mention of a third term for
himself and no announcement of an im
pending retirement to private life, as
many had predicted it would.
Mr. Bryan's speech, taking definite
Issue with the president's decision on
the great question, was accompanied by
a statement that he was not speaking
as a candidate for the presidential nom
ination. Many of the diners freely said
that portion was a distinct surprise to
Today the rank and file of the Demo
cratic party, as well as the leaders
throughout the country, are studying
the announcements of the two national
leaders and are attempting to assess
their effect on the party's fortunes at
the nominating convention, which will
be held In San Francisco .lima 2d ami
at the polls next November.
Many political observers feel it is
yet too early to accurately estimate
the position in which the cleavage be
tween the president and the foremost
Democrat in private life leaves the par
ty. They feel the situation must set
tle down a little, that stock must be
taken and that the opinions of the rank
and file must be sounded.
Whether the position of the two
men, now definitely announced, means
a fight in the national convention rem
iniscent of the spectacular battle in
Baltimore in 1912, when Mr. Brvan
forced the president's nomination and
reversed the traditional practice of the
party conventions in giving a nomina
tion to a candidate who commanded a
majority vgte, none of the party lead-1
Pinstein Indicted
For Manslaughter
For Handle Death
The first Indictment on a charge of
manslaughter following death from
drinking wood alcohol was returned Fri
day by the Shelby county grand jury
against Theodore Plnstein, druggist, 377
Beale avenue, who la said to have com
pounded Jamaica ginger out of wood
alcohol instead of grain.
Mrs. Bertha Handle, who got a bot
tle of the fluid from the drug store, died
a fortnight ago and upon examination
of a vial of the drug from the stock of
Plnstein 94 per cent of wood alcohol was
found by F. A. Mantel, city chemist.
Mr. Mantel and E. I. Randle, husband
of the dead woman, were the principal
witnesses who appeared before the in
quisitorial body.
The Methodist Sunday school survey
that was to have been begun Sunday
has been postponed until after the nr
rival of A. C. ZembrUnnen, of Nash
vlle, secretary of the home survey de
partment of the inter-church world
movement Thursday, Jan. 15, when the
matter of combining the survey with a
more comprehensive survey contem
plated by the inter-church movement
m which all denominations in the citv
will take part some time in February
will be discussed with the members of
tne rroiestant Pastors' association.
The get-acquainted idea was nccentu
ated at Thursday's luncheon of the He
tail Credit Men's association at the
Hotel CJayoso by each attendant wear
ing an identification button f gen
erous size containing the name of the
wearer. The association, which now
numbers about 465 members has grown
to such proportions that it was found
necessary to have the buttons provided
as a means of members ke.nino- ,-.
quainted, a matter, of coiirs- highly
necessary to unity and po-oVrntion in
whKh respects the local
has sot the pace for other Refill Prf.,tit
Men's associations of the country.
Clothing valued at f. (na u,.JO
Thursday night from the ruins ,,f gurg
& Co., clothiers, whose establishment
was wrecked by fire in December The
company's stock is in the. hands of ti e
1 nderwrlters' Salvage companv, which
reported Ihe loss to police.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 9, 1920.
Tempi rature
Hour. Dry Bulb. Wet Bulb. Humld'v
i p.m. yes'day 33 ?;i 94
7am. today.. 3C 28 so
Noon today . . 27 24 tij
Maximum temperature. 36: minimum.
30. Sun sets today, 5:06 p. m. Rises
tomorrow, 7:09 a. m. Moon rises 9 41
tonight. Precipitation, .46 Inch.
Tennessee Fair and colder, cold
wave in central and east, slightly warm
er Saturday in west.
Mississippi Fair, colder, cold wave
In extreme southeast.
Arkansas' Partly cloudy.
Alabama Fair, colder, cold wave in
Kentucky Fair and colder except
slightly warmer In west.
Louisiana Fair, colder in southeast
freezing nearly to coast, cold wave in
Oklahom a Cloudy .
Fast Texas Fair.
West Texas Fair.
North Carolina Cloudy and
rain In east with cold wave.
South Carolina Cloudv. miieh
with cold wave' In Interior.
Georgia Fair and much colder, cold
wave In Interior.
Florida Fair exceot rain In i,nh.
east, colder in north with cold wave in
noruiwest. ,
Jiaasaa Fair ana warmer.
ers is willing to predict for publics,
sentiment among the Democratic
leaoers at tne .la'kson dinner as ex
pressed in their speeches seemed to be
nivKieu netween support of the presi
dent's decision and Mr. Bryan's posi
tion, while some of the men who are
In the list of nominating possibilities
did not touch on the subject at all.
It seems agreed Mr. Brvan's agree
ment that the treaty should be ratified
with such compromises as may be pos
sible will give a tremendous Impetus to
the movement which steadily has been
going on In the undercurrents of the
senate for a get-together in which the
so-called Irreconcilables and those who
stand for ratification of the treaty
without any reservations whatever may
find a common ground and Join with
the mild reservatlonists in putting
through the covenant.
President Wilson's reiteration that
there can be no reasonable objection
to Interpretations to "say what the
undoubted meaning of the league Is."
it Is thought by some of those on beth
sides of the contest, may speed the
movement. t
Senator Iodge. Hie Republican lead
er, and foremost in the fight against
ratification of the treaty without reser
vations which it is contended will
"Americanize" It, takes a wholly oppo
site view and has Issued a formal state
ment declaring that the presidents
message makes Impossible the hope
that the senate might compose its dif
ferences of opinion and ratify the treaty
"protected by the principles set forth
in the 14 reservations."
An appeal to the people at the polls,
the Republican senate leader declared
in his statement, would to him be "moat
cordially welcomed."
CHARLESTON, 8. C, Jan, 9.
William M. Bird, 33d degree Mason,
and widely known In Southern
wholesale trade circles, died here
today at his home. He was 13 years
WASHINGTON?" Jsn. 9. Contln.
uation of the standard return to
railroads for a period of six months
after the termination of federsl con.
trol was agreed upon today by sen.
ate and house conferees, on railroad
legislation. In fixing this date the
conferees accepted the Each bill pro
vlsfen. The Cummins bill would
have limited the tome to four
LONDON, JamiT-The delegates
of the Union of Railway Workers, In
conference here today decided to
rejeot the government's terms for a
settlement of the wage demands of
workers in the lower grades. It
was decided to refer the govern
ment's proposition back to the ex
ecutive of the union for further ne
gotiations with the government.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Favor
able action was ordered today by
the senate military committee on
the war department bill authorising
an army of 275,000 men for the cur
rent fiscal year In order to prvlde
for forces In Europe and Siberia.
LONDON, Jan. 9. The list of wsr
criminals to be demanded by the al
lies lor trial has been considerably
revised and reduced from the origi
nally proposed 1,200 to about 300,
according to the Dally Mall. The
German crown prllce and Prince
Rupprecht of Bavaria remain in the
NEW YORK, Jan. 9. Damafe to
the American line steamer St. Louis,
which burned at a Hoboken ship
yard last night, was estimsted at
$1,000,000 early today. The Interior
of the ship was wrecked and her
plates badly warped. The origin of
the fire Is not known.
MADRID, Jan. 9. Gen. Weyler,
captain-general of Cuba during the
Spanish-American war, may be sent
to Barcelona by the government to
take charge of the situation there,
according to dlspatchss received
from that city.
STOCKHOLM, Jsn. 9. Esthonla
has acceded to the request of Gen.
Yudenltch for the trsnsfer of the
tatter's army to the Southern Russia
front, where It will reinforce Gen.
Denlklne, according to a Helslng.
fors dispatch to the Tldnlngen. It
is ssid Esthonls will sssist in the
transportation of the troops by
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 9. (SDt.)
It was learned today that the Kx
(hange National bank here has sold Its
location at Capitol avenue and Main
street, recently purchased from the
Masonic lodge, to Kastern capitalists,
who, within the next 30 days, will he.
gi". erection of a 20-story office build
ing, the largest building In this state,
at a cost of $1,500,000. The bank will
have a 40-year lease on the first floor
and basement.
Leslie M Btratton has resigned as a
member of the river terminal commis
sion, his resignation having reached
Mayor Paint Friday.
The mayor will confer with Hugh
Humphreys and S B. Anderson, the
other commissioners before appointing
Mr Stratton's successor. Mr Stratton
s compelled to leave the eitv' non-
Ice by the pressure of private 'business
Price Three Cents )
cunt tar
STOCKHOLM, Jsn. 9. The 249 un
desirable deported from the U. S. on
the transport Buford, "the soviet ark,"
probably will be landed at Hango, Fin.
lend, and will proceed to Russia by rail
under a strong guard, It was said here
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Allen rad
icals d.-i i on the army tran-puit
Buford, which now Is hearing the Kiel
canal, will not be landed at Cupenhag
en, nor Is It planned to send other de
portees from this country to the Dan
ish port, Anthony t'amlnettl, commissioner-general
of Immigration, said to
day. He still refused, however, to say
where the Buford would land
Mr Camlnettl conferred todav with
srmy officials, presumably on plans fur
Asporttng additional radicals to soviet
' OPEN IIAOKN, Jan 9 I tidesiiables
deported from the United States will he
landed here and transshipped to Dan
slg. according to reports. The opera
tion will be curried out under super
vision of the Danish police. It is said,
and the radicals will not be permitted
to come In contact with the population
of the Danish metropolis.
Each ship bringing deportees will
hear 600 persons. It is said, and the
t nlted States government has arranged
with ihe Pnlted Shipping company, of
this city, to take them from here to
The names of the men who will serve
M the Memphis educational service
commission of the National War Work
council of the y, M. C. A., which will
have charge of the awarding of scholar
ships and ihe allotment of the funds
available here to ex-service men. were
announced Friday by Or. H. F. Oeorge.
Reneral secretary of the local associa
tion. L M. Stratton will head the com
mission, and Ur. Oorge was named
eeiremry. nnraoo Johnson, citv com
missioner, will represent Industrial
workers; Capt. Walter Chandler, at
torney, will represent former service
inen, and It. K. Kills, of Hesslg-FJIls
Drug company,, will represent employ
ers on the commission.
The amount of money for the pur
chase of scholarships available for al
lotment by the commission to Memphis
former soldiers has not been annouiu ed.
but it Is expected to be in the neigh
borhood or $5,000. The award to the
stale of Tennessee was first announced
as $43,000, but this is expected to be
Increased by about To per east
All former service men are eligible
for scholarships. A number of appli
cations have already been received. Ap
plication blanks miiv be obtained from
Or. Oeorge, at the V. M. C, A.
In making the awards the commis
sion will consider the fitness of the
applicant for pursuing the course of
study desired: the definite objective of
the applicant based upon vocation ad
vice; the service record, financial con
dition, need, and character of appli
cant, especially as regards perserver
ance, teachubillty, potential leadership
and altruism.
Former service men now in school
are eligible to apply for an allotment
from the fund to further their educa
tion. The commission desires to begin Its
work as soon as possible in order that
the educational work In Its charge may
not he unduly delayed.
Gas Rate Hearing
Postponed Until
February 2
Memphis, thanks to the efforts of
w. v. Armstrong, will have no raise
In gas rates for a monlh. H. J. Liv
ingston, Mr. Armstrong' predc essoj
as city attorney, slaved off two appli
cation for an increase. Then came the
third effort, success for which would
mean practically doubling charges on
small consumers, that was set for next
Monday. Owing to the company's go
ing Into a receivership. Mr Armstrong
communicated with the state utilities
commission, and secured nn order lsist
poning the hearing to Feb. if By that
time more complete reports of the eoin
pany's operations during 1919 will lie
available and these facts can be used
In the hearing
Mr. Armstrong will particularly re
sist the proposed Inclusion of the f,0
cents monthly service charge which the
company Is seeking to have added to
even- bill, which would amount to a
tax on each of the SS,t0 consumers of
$8 a year. In addition to the proposed
Increased charges which the company
Is seeking to be allowed to charge.
NASH VILLK, Tenn., Jan. 9 Hunt
ingdon, west of here. Is reported cut off
from the outside world as a result of
washouts on the Nashville, Chattanooga
& St. Irfiuls railway, caused hv ihe rains
n this section which commenced Wed
nesday night and continued for over 24
Railway authorities here todav re
ceived information that the track north
f Paris, Tenn. Is efn Phis-Cincinnati di
vision of the Louisville & Nashville, was
under water, while trains on the Bir
mingham & Northwestern. between
Oyershurg and Jackson, can not be op
erated for two days. The waters there
are still rising.
Virgil It Massey, of Huntingdon, las-
night had a narrow escape when a
bridge on which he was crossing floated
away. He was precipitated Into the
water, but finally caught a tree and
was rescued Just as bis strength failed
LOS ANOKI.KS. Jan. 9 The trial of
Harry S. New, charged with the mur
der of Miss Kreda beggar, today was
near the summing-up stage The stale
announced it planned no further sur
lebuttal testimony and the defense said
Its sur-rebuttal evidence would require
only a short time.
It i stated each side would ask for
eight hours for arguments, hut both
prosecution and drfense believed the
case could not go to tro Jury before
Monday morning.
fWK.VrV.KOlK 1'At.r.H.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 Charges
that Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, self
styled Russian soviet ambassador to
the United States, and his secretary,
had successful dealings with Amer
ican meat packing concerns in buy
ing meats for soviet Russia, despite
the American and allied blockade of
that country, were made before the
senate agricultural committee to
dav by William 8. Colver, of the
federal trade commission.
Mr. Colver said he considered the
circumstances "significant" since
the owner of a local hotel where
Martens and Nuorteva have been
staying had been engaged in ne
gotiating the purchaae of the meat
in question.
The trade commissioner made his
charges while explaining other allega
Hons that employes of the commission
were under fire as "radicals'' and
Bolsheviks. lie .... ,i Johann Oho,
a commission employe, was called by
telephone to the hotel where the soviet
envoys were and that upon his ar-
rival he
whs pointed out to local police
officers at
Martens ihsol was ar
Judge Will Decide
On Custody Of
McNamara Child
Ralph Davis, attorney for Allen J.
alcNamara, who Is now in the state
penitentiary awaiting decision In his
appeal to the supreme court which
appeal will deride whether he Is lo live
or die for criminal assault. appea 'd
befor. Judge Laughlin Fridav and
asked what disposition was to be made
of MiNamara's Utile girl.
JudRe Laughlin late Thursday grant
ed Mrs. Rebecca McNamara a divorce
from Allen McNamara. but the mat
ter of custody of the child wmji lint
considered. Judge Laughlin told Mr.
Davis that ' the matter had not been
brought up.
The child Is now with Itai mother,
and Mr. DaVIs says he will leave the
matter of custody to Judge Laughlin.
.Memphis commanding position as a
banking center has again been demon
strated. Comparison of total checks
- mm viaual accounts al hanks
for the week ended Dec. 31, shown in
the federal reserve bank report, which
reflects the volume of business done
puts Memphis far ahead of such cities
as Atlanta in the South. Denver In tin
West St Paul In the North, and cities
like Houston, Tex , and Louisville K
Memphis' total for the wck In mies
tlon Is S3fl.isn.000. The comparative
figures follow:
Denver . .
St Paul .
Houston .
Atlanta .
.$39,099 000
. 3H.OS8.OOi)
. 37.596,000
. 34.4WUIOO
IS, $09, MO
It I .i ii.lpi.li--
Columbus S1.S40.000
iioctiester 29.04B.OOO
Richmond 2S,3(i8.non
Nashville 2 1. 90S, not)
Hlrmingham 14,452.000
CHI( AGO, Jan 9 The citv council
license committee engaged In seeking
to fill the gap left by the loss of saloon
license fees, last night adopted a reso
lution to license reform organizations.
Problems of Increase.! prices and more
efficient distribution will be discussed
at the eighth annual convention of the
National Shoe Healers' association .Ian
12 to lti at Boston, at which a num
ber of Memphis and trl-state dealers
will take Important parts.
A delegation from the Tri-Slate Deal
ers' association is on the way from
Memphis to Hoston beaded by Thomas
W Sherron, president, and li. K. Car
adlne, secretary.
Among the Important addresses to be
delivered at the convention will be one
by A. Mitchell Palmer, attorney-general
of the I'nited States, on the govern
ment attitude toward shoe prices.
Thomas I! King, chairman of the
( hamber of Commerce good roads com
mittee, waH the speaker Friday at the
luncheon of wholesale credit men at the
Hotel Chlsca. Mr King pointed out
recent developments in better highway
moves and emphasized the wholesalers'
benefit derived from a system of im
proved roads. He told the members
that the country merchant was better
able to keep In closer touch with the
larger firms and gave examples of other
Instances where the larger business
houses profited
The luncheon was the regular bi
monthly get-together affair. No busi
ness oume before the wholesalers.
TOKIO, Jan. 9. A dispatch from Vladivostok received her
today states that the American government has decided to with
draw all its troops from Siberia.
WABHINOTON, Jan 9 Definite an- the Cxechn-Slovak soldiers there have
nourcement has been made hv the k""1 repatriated and the American raiU
American government that the troops i1"Tlis3lon 'las Jie-parted 11 "
in Siberia will not be withdrawn until opTcan lSwtto5lutl,e Clf
rested, be said, and turned over to the
department of justice, which has Is
sued a warrant fur the arrest of Mar
tens, hut later was released after be
ing identified.
Mr ('ler also charged thsf former
scTet service officials at Chicago had
"framed up" arrests of commission em
ployes in nn effort to create the lm
presslon that the commission was a
"hotbed of Bolshevism " He said that
H. .1. C. Claybaugh, former head of the
Chicago office of lb- department of Jus
lice seorel service, and his assistant.
"h man named Many." caused the ar
resl of Rafaal Mallen at t'hlcagn In the
radical raid Inst week, thmigh no war
rant was issued for him by the depart
ment of Justice, Hurry, Colver said. "Is
a special .iK li! fur Swift & Co." Mel
lon was lBtr released.
Commissioner Cnlver said these ar
rests were "typical of the warfare that
has been waged against the commis
sion for two years and which has been
growing more bitter for the last six
Heverting to the testimony at the ag
riculture committee henrings on pro
posed packer regulative legislation.
Commissioner Colver charged that .1.
Ogden Armour, of Armour ft Co.. had
promised the committee to explain a
ivirporatlon device the commissioner
said the packers adopted to conceal
their ownership of the Chicago stock
yards, and had failed to do it.
ROCHK8TKR, N. Y., Jan. S.-Alleged
actors In a trugtc triangle Of love and
revenge. Jamea L. O'Dcll and his wife
I'eiir liu :iv u-f.r.t ehaw&rf ...lK
in tho .first degVae, liu trlctitn being
LilKwrd Knelp, whose body, iparkirf
wlth many bruises and atat) wounds
was found yesterday underneath a only-
vert on the Mosquito road, near here.
The police Ray they have confessions
from both O'Dell Hd his wife. Ac
cording to these, the motive for the
crime was revenge for alleged relations
between the young woman and Knelp
two years hefore her marriage to
O'Dell, which occurred In this city Dec.
15 Inst.
The victim, according to the poller,
was taken handcuffed In a taxicab ti
the lonely country road on pretattse of
being in custody of O'Dell, who Imper
sonated nn officer, on a charge of
criminal assault, and the taxicab dis
missed. Kneip then was handcuffed
to a tree and Mrs. O'Dell beat him with
a file about the head until he became
ancon scions, the confessions are said
in declare The handcuffs then were
removed and the two started away.
11 I', li returned to get a letter "from
Knelp s pocket and started to rut the
clothing from the body. He says, ac
cording to the police. Kneip sprang to
his feet and struck him. Mrs. O'Dell
then, say the police, struck Knelp on
the head with the file and again
knocked him unconscious. She also took
a knife from the victim's pocket and
slashed 1dm several times with It
The two hid the clothing and walked
lo tin- riiy. Bloodstained clothing be
longing to O'Dell was found In their
The parties to the tragedy are all
young. OH. ll being 21 years of age.
his wife 18 years and the dead man 23
Preacher Forecasts
Revolution After
Nation Goes Dry
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Jan. 9 Revolu
'lo" Is likely to follow In the wake of
prohibition, according lo the Rev Dr
O. Campbell Morgan, pastor of 'West
minster chapel, London, now visiting
in Svmruse.
"Whenever a great country banishes
strong drink. It must prepare for a
revolution." he declared from the pulpit
here. "When a man stops drinking he
begins to think. All that hapnened In
Itussla In the revolutionary line has
occurred since vodka was abolished.
henever Iondon goes drv, her eat
end will arise."
, Commenting on prohibition In the
I nlted States, Dr. Morgan said-
"It will he wonderful when the coun
try s entirely dry and adlusted to It
but It will be sometime hefnr. vnn
settled down.
.. j
NASH VILLK. Tenn.. Jan. 9. Accord
ing to announcement here todsv R, O
T. C. headquarters for the states of
Tennessee. Alabama and Mississippi
will be transferred this month from
Nashville to Charleston, headquarters
of the department of the Southeast,
while Kentucky will be transferred to
WASHINGTON, Jan. .Ziang Sung
Wan was found guilty of murder In the
first degree today for the death a year
ago of Ben Sen Wu, a member of the
Chinese educational mission. Dr. T. T
Wong, head of the mission, and C. U.
Hsie were killed at the same time.

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