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Fair, with no decided
change in temperature
L. P. Caddy, of Madison, Wit., expert on telephone equipment corpora
tions, showed up Saturday afternoon as the agent of the Chamber of Com
merce law committee to look into the service in Memphis. Mr. Cadby has
ben in Memphis for several days strictly incognito making investigations of
the service by calling all sorts of numbers from all kinds of different places.
Saturday afternoon in company with W. P. Armstrong, chairman f the
committee, he went formally to the exchange to pursue his Investigation.
He declined to state what his observations were on the service, withhold
ing any comment until he should have had an oportunity to go further into
the situation. His report may be his basis for an application to the state
utilities corporation to offer an improvement in service or reduction in
'"Rotten," a short and ugly term sig- O)
jurying a state of odious dissolution,
Is every day becoming more generally
recognized by the local patrons of the
Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph
company as a synonym for the quality
of service which they are getting.
Prom every hand the evidence is clear
that the service Is traveling with nim
ble step from bad to worse and Is now
high unto the Nth degree of Inefficiency.
In the meantime the patrons are be
coming more and more neurotic. The
perpetual aggravation Is tearing down
their nervous system. Already many
are developing a homicidal turn and
beginning to thirst for the scalps of
those whom they think are responsible.
Thursday and Friday were especially
had days for the hapless patrons. It
was a day replete with wrong numbers,
disconnected calls and Interminable
waits for "Number please?"
The patrons are looking with some
hope to the' Investigation of the ser
vice being conducted by the law com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce
under W. P. Armstrong, chairman of
the committee, and the new city at
torney, '.j&jy
i No Information Is yet obtainable on
the 4,000 questionnaires, which the in
vestigating committee prepared to sena
nut to the members of the chamber
and other patrons of the telephone com
pany to secure specific Instances of
bad service. The news about these
questionnaires was that the officials
of the telephone company had implored
the committee to hold the question
naires up and give It a chance to fur
n'sh the required data. However, what
ever data it may be able to furnish
Hie committee, the telephone company
has not been able to furnish satis
factory service to the people.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 10. The
socialist committee of the Fifth Wis
consin" congressional district within a
half hour after receiving the news that
Victor Berger had been excluded from
congress a second time, renominated
him. The statement was matte that
te would be the candidate of the party
at a special election to be demanded
from the governor.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10 Victor
Berger. Socialist representative-elect
from Milwaukee, was denied a seat in
the house today for the Becond time.
Discussion of the right of Berger to a
neat began when Berger appeared and
asked to be sworn today, two months
to a day after he had been denied his
seat on the grounds "that ho gave aid
and comfort to the enemy."
Before Berger, who recently was re
elected, could be recognized, Chairman
Dallinger, of the elections committee,
offered a resolution proposing denial of
a seat to him on the same ground
which caused his first rejection.
The resolution said Berger presented
his credentials "to fill the vacancy
caused by his own ineligibility," that
the same facts exist now which the
house determined made him Ineligible
to a seat, and that he be declared not
entitled to a seat.
Speaking on his resolution, Chairman
Dallinger said Berger was excluded the
first time "not because of his so-called
radical views, not because he ia a So
cialist, but because he is Ineligible to
membership under provisions of the
"This will disqualify him permanent
ly," he declared.
Hepresentatlve Mann, Republican,
Illinois, supported Berger'g claim, de
claring Berger was elected anew by a
majority and the question was whether
a representative form of government
should be maintained inviolate.
. "This Is not an enviable task," Rep
resentative Mann said. "I do not share
Berger's views. But Berger believes
there should be fundamental changes in
the government. His people, his con
diments, desire him. It Is our duty to
accept him. When we propose to meet
arguments by force we are losing
t'hairinan Dalllngej asked unanimous
consent to permit Berger to speak for
10 minutes, but a score of members ob
jected. ' The vote was 328 to 6 and was on a
resolution by Chairman Dallinger of the
elections committee which was offered
L in mediately after Berger appeared and
'eked that he be sworn. Berger was
denied a personal hearing and there
was only brief discussion, Chairman
Dallinger speaking for his resolution
and Representative Mann, Republican.
Illinois, urging that Berger be seated
because ha had twice been elected by
,he people of Milwaukee.
fhose "tlng to seat him were:
Mann HariStld, Republican, Oklahoma;
Griffin. Democrat, New York; Sher
wood. Democrat, Ohio, and Sisson.
Democrat, Mississippi, and Voight, Re
publican, Wisconsin. Representative
Siihath, ' Republican, Illinois, voted
Berger declared in a statement after
the "te that the house action "was
i.nc of the worst attacks on the repre
h i.tative form of government ever wit
nessed in this country."
' "It is really a denial of the right of
people to elect the citizen of their
choice," he said
( Price
Realty values in the Fourth ward, the
most valuable ward In the city, will be
increased by many millions for taxa
tion purposes this year. The appraisal
on the large banks, office buildings and
hotels, has beer; made by the repre
sentatives of the sate equalisation
board from the architects' figures of
the actual cost of construction. The
realty values, south between Madison
and Beale avenues, and east to Fourth
street, appear as a rule to have been
increased by about one-third to ona
half of the former assessment. The
big raises were on the Improvements.
This is about in line with the acttial
cash value for the assessment in the
Past, both by the city and the county
assessors, has been made on a basis
of approximately 65 to "0 per cent of
the estimated cash value.
The largest increases made are on
the Peabody hotel and the Bank of
Commerce buildings.
The Peabody hotel, owned by R. B.
and J. B. Snowden, Is appraised at
$1,760,000. The lot is 148 feet front
and is appraised at $1,000,000, or near
ly $7,000 a front foot. The old assess
ment was $350,000 on the lot and $200,000
on the building.
The Bank of Commerce building, 75
feet front, is appraised at $1,742,300.
The lot is raised from $74,000 to $237,
800 and the building from $275,000 to
The Union and Planters' Bank build
ing is appraised at $665,000, of which
$175,000 is the appraisal on the 60
foot lot, raised from $65,000 and the re
mainder on the building, raised from
$350,000 to $490,000.
The Manhattan Bank building, owned
by G. W. Macrae, 24 feet, at the cor
ner of Main and Monroe, is raised from
$93,000 to $310,000 on the lot. and a
raise of from $10,000 to $12,500 on the
The J. F. Hoist lot on Main, south of
Monroe, leased for a new theater, is
raised as to the lot from $109,500 to
$337,500. It has a 75 feet front. The
building has been razed.
The Commercial Bank and Trust
building, at Main and Union, is ap
praised at $275,000 on the lot, an in
crease from $83,500. The building is
raised from $31,500 to $50,000.
Mrs. Kate Hamilton's lot, 200 feet on
Main, is raised from $255,000 to $650,
000, and the building from $40,000 to
The Central-State bank, 49 feet front,
is raised on the lot from $65,000 to $125,
000, and the building is raised from
$260,000 to $500,000.
The building at Monroe and Third,
owned by the Hein Realty company and
leased to the William R. Moore Dry
Goods companv, is raised on the lot
from $60,000 to $207,000, and the build
ing is appraised at $500,000, against the
former assessment of $140,000.
These are some of the exceptional In
creases made on the more valuable
buildings. Appraisal of land values
close to Main and Madison on Main are
at $6,500 to $7,000 a front front. Far
ther south the values decrease. Near
Main and Gayoso appraisal of land
values is about $2,500 to $2,800 a foot;
on Main south of Union the values run
about $4,000 a foot. On Second near
Union the appraisal is $1,000 a foot.
Farther south on Second and Third,
from $500 to $700 a foot.
The Hotel Gayoso property, assessed
at $80,000 on the lot, is raised to $146,
250, while the building is raised from
$170,000 to $850, 000.
Although the specific charge against
narry ieicner. dt, negro truck driver
for Malone & Hyde, wholesale grocers.
Is that of grand larceny of 5.000 ciga
rets, Detectives Bishop and Joyce,
who docketed Harry Saturday after
noon, charge that he has been syste
matically robbing his employers for
Harry drives the "pickup" truck for
the grocery irrm. His "grift," the
sleuths say, was surreptitiously to lift
a package from various piles set out
in. front for the big trucks.
Faul N. Waggener, police Bertillon
superintendent, can read a finger print
like a college professor can read Greek.
But his almost uncanny art is useless
in his latest trouble.
Paul's pit bulldog Is mlssing-l-tan col
or, white breast, clipped ears and full
length tail.
Usually an advocate of preparedness,
Paul neglected to take the "finger
prints" of his dog, Rastus
Conclusion of the week of prayer, ob
served by Methodists all over the world,
will be marked by special services at
the Washington Heights Methodist
church Sunday.
The Rev. C, A. Waterfield, pastor,
will preach morning and evening. Sim
day school will lie at 9:30 a m., J, W.
Wyatt, superintendent, and Epworth
League meeting at 6:45 p.m.
Three Cents )
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10. The man
referred to as "Prof. X," suffering from
lots of memory at Lambertvllle, N. J.,
was today identified as Dr. John L.
The identification was made by his
son, Lleut.-Commander Charles L.
Brand, who la stationed at the Phila
delphia navy yard.
Dr. Brand's home Is In Worcester,
Mats. He ha been missing three years.
He was unable to recognise his son
when the latter approached him and
said, "Don't you know me, father?"
Dr. Brand was found destitute at
Moore's station, three milts from Lam
bertvllle, on Dec. 2Jf. Since that time
he has tat In the home ef the Rev. J.
T. Bensley, of Lambertvllle, amazing
scientists with hit profound knowledge
and struggling to find the "open se
same" to a blank memory.
He reveals an astonishing knowledge
of the law, medicine, astronomy, archi
tecture and kindred tubjectt, yet ap
parently Is unable to recall anything
except Indistinct recollections of hit
past Ufa and events since the sinking
of the Titanic. He It an accomplished
muticlan and on several oceationt hat
played the organ In St. Andrew's Epla
copal church, of which Dr. Bentley la
Dr. Brand was first thought to be a
tramp and was confined In the Jail at
Lambertvllle. His unusual qualities
toon became evident and Dr. Bensley
Invited him to live In the rectory.
ROME, Jan, 10. Wearing of fan
cy cottumet and maakt during car
nivals hat been forbidden by the
minister of the Interior, according
to the Epoca.
BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 10. The
steamship Bahla Blanca, purchased
from Germany by Argentina during
the war, will leave Buenos Aires
soon for the United States under the
Argentine flag. This step will be
taken, notwithstanding the British
government, to far at known, hat
not yet recognized the sale of the
vetsel to Argentina,
PARIS, Jan. 10. Brig. -Gen, W.
D. Connor, chief of etaft of the
American department of tupply, to
gether with his staff and 100 non
commissioned men, the last Amer
can soldiers In France, left for Ant
werp tonight.
LONDON, Jan. 10. A strong ap
peal In favor of pooling the Britlth
and United States navies and con.
secrating them to the service of the
league of nations, as an Instrument
for banishing war from the seas,
will be made In the weekly article
of Alfred G. Gardiner In the Dally
News of tomorrow.
WASHINGTON Jan. 10. Further
Investigation of the killing of James
Wallace, an American, near Tam
pico, Nov, 26, has resulted In the
ttate department Instruction the
American embassy at Mexico City to
renew Its request that the Mexican
government take energetic measures
to punish the guilty.
bers of President Wilson's commis
sion appointed to perfect the coal
strike settlement went Into session
today preparatory to beginning Mon.
day the actual negotiations with
commltteet representing the miners
and operators of the central compet
itive field. Other coal mining dis
tricts In the United Stattt will be
taken up after the central field hat
been considered.
ROME, Jan. 10. Negotiations be
tween the Vatican and Bulgaria for
the conclusion of a concordat by
which a Bulgarian legation will be
accredited to the holy tee and a
nuncio or Internuncio will be tent
to Sofia, are proceeding satisfac
torily, according to reporta.
PARIS, Jan. 10. The supreme
council has found that since the
arrival In Pasts of Premiers Lloyd
George and Nlttl its order of busi
ness hat been to Increased that a
divltion of the labor appeared to be
necessary to facilitate action during
the short time the British and Ital
ian premiers were able to remain
In Paris. Consequently on the pro
posal of Mr. Lloyd George the coun
cil has divided Into two psrtt, the
premlert Clemenceau, Lloyd George
and Nlttl meeting separately for
consideration of the Adriatic quel
Six shiny, sleek suitcases, stuffed with
savory shorty, seised at the Grand Cen
tral station Friday by Patrolmen Ad
ams and Llttlejohn, sans an owner,
Saturday sat stowed In the strong box
of Sergt. Fttsgerald at police headqtiar
ten Shuddering scribes sorrowfully
shed salty splashes seeking some
s-ss-sh. safe source of supply, but Sergt.
Joe said, "Shuffle along.''
Lee Qnlanthy, former ppjlre sergeant,
dropped from the roll the first of the
year went to work Saturday noon as
house detective for the Hotel uayoso
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PARIS, Jan. 10. The German peace treaty protocol was
signed by Germany's representative here today, preliminary to the
ceremony of exchanging ratifications putting the treaty into effect.
Baron Kurt von Lersner, the head of the German mission, affixed
his signature to the protocol at 4 :09 o'clock.
The treaty of Versailles, making peace between Germany and
the ratifying allied powers, was put into effect at 4:15 o'clock this
afternoon by the exchange of ratifications. The entire ceremony,
which took place in the Clock hall at the French foreign ministry,
was completed by 4:16 o'clock.
After the ceremony is was learned Premier Clemenceau's re
mark to the German representatives was to the effect that he
would this evening give orders for the repatriation of the Ger
man war prisoners.
In the recent session, immediately after the signing of the
protocol, M. Clemenceau shook hands with Baron von Lersner and
Herr von Simson, it also became known.
Baron von Lersner signed the pro
tocol of Nov, 1, providing for repara
tion for the sinking of the German
warships at Scapa Flow and to Insure
the carrying out of the armistice terms,
In the office of the minister of foreign
The putting of the league of nations
Into being, which will be one of the
immediate consequences of the ex
change of ratifications of the treaty of
Versailles, win occur in ParlB at 10:30
o'clock on the morning of Friday. Jan.
16, the supreme council decided today.
BERLIN, Jan. 10. The situation created by the railroad
strike became worse yesterday, especially in the Ruhr district,
where there were additions to the ranks of the strikers.
The committee of social Democratic railway men here charged
the communists with responsibility for the strike, alleging that
while it is ostensibly an economic movement, it is in realty a po
litical measure intended to accomplish the introduction of an indus
trial council system on the communist plan.
BRUSSELS, Jan. 10. Travelers from Germany reaching here
today, brought unconfirmed reports that the German government
has been overthrown. It was reported that the socialists were
masters of the situation and that a general strike had been de
clared throughout the territory not under allied occupation.
LONDON, Jan. 10. In connection with the unconfirmed reports from
Brussels of a German government overthrow, messages from Berlin by
way of Copenhagen, received this morning, did not indicate that anything
of an extraordinary nature had been foreseen in Germany up to late last
The Brussels reports of a German government overthrow are not
confirmed from any other source and it may be noted that the dispatches
themselves carry their own qualifications, emphasizing the lack of posi
tive information.
If It should prove true that there
has been a new uprising in Germany
it would appear to have been delib
erately timed to coincide with the
date set for putting the treaty of Ver
sailles into effect and creating a state
of peace between Germany and the al
lied powers.
News dispatches from Germany are
Arrested Selling
Drugs Suspected
Dope Ring Agent
A prosperous looking young man, giv
ing his name as 1. M. Poop, 29, of
Clarksdale, Miss., believed to be the
agent of a big dope ring, was arrested
at the Peabody hotel aStunlay after
noon by Detectives Bishop and Joyce,
and Is being held for the federal author
ities In connection with an alleged sale
of morphine tablets to a drug addict.
Marked bills were given the drug ad
dict with which to purchase the mor
phine .and the marked bills were found
on Popp when he was searched. Popp
said that he could make bond in any
amount required and asked that his
bond be fixed at once.
The executive committee for the
Anti-Saloon league fund of J100.000 to
be raised In Memphis was named at a
luncheon held at the Hotel Gayoso Sat
urday at 12:30 o'clock. The executive
committee will meet at the Chamber of
Commerce Monday morning at 10:30
o'clock to perfect its organisation and
outline the work to be done during the
campaign. The following are the execu
tive committee as appointed by R. W.
Bailev, county chairman:
E. W. Porter, W. It. King, Boiling
Slblev, Douglas Huer. S. M William
son. L M. Stratton, Jno. B Kdgar. G.
T. Fitzhugh. Rev. W. H. Flneshrlber.
Hardwig Peres. Mrs. F, 8. Latham.
Mrs. K B. Douglass. Mrs. B. F. Turner.
Mrs. M. M. Gattman, Mrs. Percy FUi
lay and Miss Margaret Forbes.
LONDON, Jan. 10 The city of Odes
sa has been surrounded by Ukrainian
Insurgents, it is declared In :i wire
less dispatch from Moscow today.
Gen. Dcnlkine's troops, the message
reports, are retreating in the direction
of Khersen, eastward from Odessa.
JANUARY lfc 1920.
Ambassador Wallace cabled this de
cision of the council to President Wil
son so the president might issue the
formal notice of the meeting of the
council of the league to be held on the
date named.
The first meeting of the council will
be called to order and presided ovef
by Leon Bourgeois, representative of
France in the council. He will deliver
a brief address. Karl Curson. the
British foreign secretary, who, will rep
resent Great Britain at the meeting,
alto will speak
ordinarily at least 24 hours in reaching
this country and the latest messages
from Berlin received Friday, bore
Thursday's date. These messages in
dicated some unsettlement In labor
conditions, particularly In the vicinity
of Essen and in the Ruhr Industrial
basin, but the unrest reported did not
appear to be of unusual significance.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Gen. Per
shing had no knowledge that an armis
tice had been signed until 6 a.m., Nov.
11, 1918, and all forward movements
of American troops were stopped as
soon thereafter as orders could be trans
mitted to the unltl commanders, the
commander-in-chief of the American
expeditionary forces declares In a let
ter to Rej resentatlve Fuller, Republican,
Massachusetts, made public today.
Sailors and Liquor
Are Frozen Solid
Off Spanish Coast
LAREDO. Texas. Jan. 10 El Uni
versal, a Mexico City newspaper. In
its Issue of Thursday, give an account
of the freeslng to death of six sailors
aboard the Spanish steamer, Antolrrlo
Lopez, which was swept by a terrific
cold blast when 40 days out from Spain
to Vera Crue. So Intense Was. the cold,
the paper says, that even wines and
liquors aboard froze solid.
I.OUI9VILLE, Ky., Jan. 10 Follow
ing announcement of discovery1 of a
theft of 61 barrels of liquors from a
bonded warehouse at Rardstown, Ky.,
since Christmas, federal officers and
police today began preparations frir
rounding up "half a dosen or more"
persons alleged to have been implicated
in the theft.
Dr. Henry C. HarthilL veterinary sur
geon ,iere, was arrested last night by
detectives charged with knowingly re
ceiving stolen property.
I Price Three Cents )
LONDON, Jan. 10. Admiral Kolchak.
head of the all-Russian government In
Siberia, hat been arretted at Irkutsk
by Col. Pepellayev, according to a Mot
cow wireless dispatch dattd Friday.
Col. Peptliaytv ordered hit prisoner to
hand ovtr control of all affairs, It It
The Col. Pcpellnvev mentioned In
the foregoing may be Victor Pepclia
yev. the premier of the all-Russian
government, which removed Its head
quarters to Irkutsk after the rapture
of Omsk. Possession, of Irkutsk was
reported to have been seized recently
hy Insurgent forces. Admiral Kolchak
was reported early this month to be
a considerable distance west of Irk
utsk, a dispatch Jan. 2 reporting him
at Achinsk. 220 miles east of Tomsk.
Bluff City Boys,
Patrolman Saint's
Friends, Raise Fund
The employes of the Bluff City En
graving companv. all of them friends
and admirers of Patrolman Guy Saint,
shot to denth by a negro maurauder.
In the spirit of admiration for the dead
officer's devotion to duty and the splen
did eoord he made as a guardian of
life and property, Saturday made up a.
purse to be presented to Mrs. Saint,
the Widow. Will Hltehings reports the
following contributions to the fund
wnicn the employes of the concern have
Wl R. Ditchings $5 00
J. n. Catet 1.00
C. B. Rogers l.OO
Ft E. Morehouse 1.00
F. 8. Miller .; 1.00
H. K Nohsey 1.00
O. O. Paust 1.09
F. H. Van Dresser, .Tr 1.00
W. H Hutchlr.gs R.on
W. Montgomery 1.00
Barlett Smith 1.90
Cade Bird 1,00
Ben Schaedls 1.00
Maurice Pafford 1.00
M. II. Augustus 1.00
V, M. Groth 1.00
Richard S Gunther J. 00
Mason Sowers 1.00
I. I Belote 1.00
J. M. Chick 1.00
Q. Duffy 1.00
Total $29.00
The News Scimitar will receive and
acknowledge contributions which any
others may desire to add to this worthy
The echo of the arrests made Fridav
by Detectives Walter Hoyle and Charles
Peters, In a drive 'on a gang of sneak
thieves that worked from Main and
Monroe, sounded Saturday afternoon
when seven names were added on the
police blotter, with a promise of two or
three more to come before night.
five men were charged with house
breaking and larceny Thi-y Included
Herbert Moore, whose confession Im
plicated the others. They are:
Herbert Robinson, alias Moore; Ahner
Holland: Alfred Ferguson; M. L. Wilson
and Henry Cassell.
Two men were charged with buying
and receiving stolen property. Tiny
Lonnln Crowley and Luther Wallace.
The latter Is a negro.
Fourteen alumni of Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity, representing seven colleges
held an Informal dinner Fridav night
at Nuvolinl's, at which time the first
steps in the organization of a graduate
chapter was taken. It ic the purpose
of tliis newly formed chapter to take
ai Active part in all matters pertinent
to college affairs in Memphis, and to
bring the men f this frsternltv who
live In the surrounding territory to
gether at regular Intervals.
David Cummlngs was elected tempo
rary chairman; D. W. Flegenbaum
virv -chairman; O. C. Perry, secretary,
and L. W. Lang, treasurer.
The next meeting will be held during
the last of February when a regular
"Fiji Pig Dinner" will be enjoyed
Mrs. Theresa Mann, who as Mrs. Gas
ton, sued J. A. Evans and I. Oppenheim
for damages to her property growing out
of Its collapse in connection with the
building occupied by the Shop of Cul
ture, at Main and Monroe, was awarded
damages Saturday amounting to I4.4SO
by Judge Capell. Wilson & Armstrong
represented her.
Miss Violet Slayton, daughter of N.
R. Siayton. of Neshoba, masseur at the
Baptist hospital, was killed in Ncv.
York Thursday in an automobile acci
dent, according to word received by
members of the family here. The young
woman was a child by a previous mar
riage and had never lived In this sec
COVINGTON. Tenn . Jan. 10. (Spl.)
Dr. Ed Wall, veterinarian, reports that
much stock in Tipton county is dying
from blind daggers and forage poison
ing, and Dr. Jacobs states that much
of this peculiar disease Is reported over
ihe state ir. jambs, who is stat
veterinarian, attributes It to feeding
mouldy grain ami roughness, and ad
vises extraordinary caution in the se
lection uf feed.
His Idea being prevention rather thai
cure, as there Is little cure for this dls
ease, according to Dr. Jacobs.
VICKSBURG, Miss., Jan. 10. (Spl.) The body of Dr. D. S. Alverson,
prominent physician, missing since last Monday evening, was found Sat
urday morning about two miles north of Vicksburg. There was little to in
dicate the method of his death, but the theory is strongly held that the
physician met his desth by foul means. The motive is a mystery.
Death For New
The Prosecution
I.Ofl ANGFXKH. Cel., Jan. 10.
Preparation of arguments todav occu
pied the time nf nttornevrt in tho case
of Harry S. New, alleged murderer of
nis fiance, Kreria lesser, whose trial
at the conclusion of yesterday's ses
sion were adjourned until Monday. In
the opening argument, made for Ihe
prosecution hy Asa Kayes, deputy dis
trict attorney, the Jurv was asked to
Impose the death penalty.
i onuary to original plans, no limn
was ptsced on the arguments and
three defense attorneys were scheduled
to follow KeyeS before Thomas Lee
Woolwlne, district attorney, was to
close for the slate. It was believed It
would be some time Tuesday before
the rase was glvn to the jury.
Keyes, In his argument, scored the
defense of alleged Insanity.
"An Insanltv defense Is always the
last resort." he declared.
KIEL, Germany. Jan. 10. The
United State army transport Bu-
ford, carrying 249 undesirable aliens
deported from the United states nas
arrived here. The Suford will lay
up for repairs to her boilers.
Report Loss of
Ship With 700 .
Lives Discredited
LONDON. Jan. 10. An Exchange
telegraph dispatch from Genoa today
savs the Italian steamer Prlnclpessa
Mafalda is reported to have struck a
mine and sunk with the loss of seven
hundred lives. The owners of the
steamer have no confirmation of this
report and It Is discredited by Lloyds
shipping agency here.
BROWNWOOD, Tex., Jan. 10. With
the prosecution's case completed wit
nesses for the defense were called to
dav In the trial of Harry J. Spanell,
charged with the murder of Col. M. C.
Butler. 1'. S. A. It Is Spanell's third
trial In connection with the slaying of
(he armv officer and Mrs. Spanell at
Alpine, Tex., In 1916.
The defense questioned witnesses In
regard to Spanell's peaceful character
and his love for his wife and child
It was thought that hardly more than
a day would be required to complett
the defense.
Harrv J. Spanell will take the wit
ness stand In his own defense Monday
morning lp his trial for the slaying
of Cot M. C. Butler. IJ. S. A., it was
announced at noon today, when a re
cess was taken until Monday after
several defense witnesses had been
L P. Cook, grain man. was chosen
president of the Merchants' exchange
.Saturday over j, ii, Scruggs, oi me
cotton seed oil Interests. L C. Barton.
of the Valley Cotton OH company, was
elected vice-president I it rectors elect
ed were: W. R. Smlth-Vaniz, Joseph J.
Wade, T. B. Andrews. E E. Clarke,
Charles G. Rohlnsou. S. Tate Pease, J.
T. Morgan and Sim F. Clark
For tho rplendld service rendered
when the store of Burk Co., 24 South
Main street, was gutted by fire and
members of the salvage corps saved
thousands of dollars worth of stock.
I. Samelson A Co. Saturday presented
a check for $25 to the Memphis Fire
Insurance patrol, to he added to the
fund for relief of the members of that
organization. The salvage corps si
phoned water out of Samelson's cellar
and put his stock on skids to prevent
damage by water.
Mrs, A. C. Baiiey, formerly Miss Eva
Garrison, of Memphis, died at her
home In Dallas. Tex., Friday, accord
ing to word received here Saturday.
The body will be brought here for bur
ial, arriving at 7:80 a.m. Sunday. Mr.
Fnlley was at one time in the adver
tising business at Memphis, leaving
here three years ago. The funeral ar
rangements have not yet been made.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 10 Only
one Shelby county case was decided
by the supreme court here today. The
court denied the petition to rehear In
the case of the Kentucky Wagon com
pany versus White and Darrah.
Only minor cases featured the opin
ions handed down today.
Ql'EBKC. Jan. 10. -The Dominion's
chief explorer and surveyor will make
a further survey of the James and
Hudson bay country In view of the
construction of the Hudson bay rail
way, It was announced today.
O lr. Alverson left last Mondav with
a man pnsing as Mr. Smith." who
Identity N unknown The grocer. J. Vt.
Watts, at Kings Crossing, who is said
to have osed as "Mr Smith," Is U
tan cnarged with murder, and Reuben
Wlnhlsh. negro employed bv him. has
been jailed as an accessory.
I)r Alverson was a native Missis
slpplan He was 45 vears old and
graduate of Mississippi rollege.
I'll, bedv ol Mr. Alverson w,is f.c.nd
in a gulch near the obse -vatlon tower
in the northern part of the vicksburg
r.Mitnal military park bv a negro. Tt
was alleged that Watts was son with
the physician In an automobile tn
nlghi of the disappearance. A charge
if kidnapping was lodged against Watts
Tl.jrMlay. 7
More than 30 sporting goods dealers
and pawnbrokers, O. H. Perry, sheriff,
and Joe Burney, chief of police, gath
ered into the First criminal court Sat-
2rd.y . . httr Judf leharda of the
Hrst division of that court read the
law regarding the sale of firearms and
warn the dealers in pistols to discon tinue
their sale.
Judge Richards did not mince words
but went straight to the point. He
told the dealers that he would Instruct
the peace officers to raid their places
of business and confiscate all illegal
weapons and bring them to the court,
and explained to them that If the
were convicted of selling pistols Me
would give them the limit of the law,
namely, ii months snd 29 days, and
a fine of J100 and costs of court.
The Judge said that John B. Edgar,
comroisrioner of police, and Joe Burney.
chief! of police, had promised to co-operate
with the sheriff and attorney
general in seeing that the law regard
ing the sale of Illegal fire arms is
enforced. He then read the law reUv
tlva to the sale of firearms, In sub
stance, as follows: It shall be unlawful
to sell, offer for sale or bring into
the state any kind of pistol except an
army and navy pistol, the penalty be
ing a fine of not less than tZ5 nor more
than 1100 and imprisonment in the
workhouse for any period lees than one
year. Pistol cartridge and toy pistols
are also under the ban, except toy pis
tols which shoot paper caps.
Chamber To Back
Million Dollar
University Plans
The active and moral support of the
Chamber of Commerce to the raising
of two funds of $500,000 each In the
city of Memphis to secure the location
here of Southwestern Presbyterian uni
versity and a Methodist university,
were guaranteed by the board of di
rectors of the chamber at their regwn
lar meeting Friday afternoon.
The bonrd went Into the two propo
sitions very thoroughly and while It
could not decide to underwrite the
raising of auch a huge sum as a mil
lion dollars. It did give Its most hearty
indorsement to the two plans to estab
lish the universities here and agreed
to give the fullest co-operation to the
churchmen of the two denominations
should they determine to solicit sub
scriptions for the funds. Resolutions
to this effect were adopted.
MOUNT CLEMENS. Mich.. Jan. 10.
Lloyd "Prevost was arraigned In police
court here todav on a rharre of mu.
dering his former close friend. J. Stan
ley Brown, whose body was found In
hlr automobile on a country road near
here Dec. 24.
County authorities are investigating
the source of an anonymous letter
mailed in Detroit purporting to cotb
from two eyewitnesses to Brown's
siaylng. and giving alleged details of
the crime.
Memphis. Tenn., Jan. 9, 1I3.
Tempt rature
Hour. Dry Bulb. Wet Bulb. Humid'v.
7 p.m. yes'day. 29 27 74
7 a.m. today... 27 28 59
Noon today ... 38 29 62
Maximum temperature, 29; minimum',
27. Sun sets today 5:07 p.m.: rises to
morrow, IMf a.m. Moon rises 10:42 p.m.
tonight. Precipitation, none.
Tennessee Fair, stationary tempera
ture. Mississippi Fair, freezing in interior,
frost near coast.
Arkansas Partly cloudy to cloudq.
Alabama Fair, freeslng In interior,
frost near coast.
Kentucky Fair, 110 decided change fn
Louisiana Partly cloudy, somewhat
Oklahoma Partly cloudy to cloudy. ,
East Texas Partly cloudy, somewhat
West Texas Partly cloudy, colder in
North Carolina Fair, slightly
South Carolina Fair, with warmer
temperature Sunday.
Georgia Fair, cold, except slightly
warmer in northwest.
Florida Fair, colder in east and
south, probably light frost In north.
Kansas Fair, warmer In southeast.

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