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'Scarbrougrfs Assessment Fig-
yures Boosted" Until Present
Amount l More Than $19,
ooo.ooo for :i 920.. ;
rf'1' f . , , -:. i' .
I.? Per"onal'assn)ont for' die. city
i iJ. "y"'l"" "is mcrcaseu-rjy tn city
' .v .. luaHation 40 mt cent over
' if A'"! cwtlfied to, the board by
l. .,.. hcarbrougli, -city ' assessor, ae
rdlng to figures made public Monday
by the city equalization board. Tho
.'.total personality assessment as certified
y.l. ,board is 19,360.27, an compared
y with U.844,88ft, u,e figures of the as
sessor, or an Increase of S,61S,4S4. Tho
board anonuaced. however, that of thin
total Increase the sum of $457. tof.. rep--.
resented personalty assessment oi per-.-
Hons and firms whose names were not
on - the assessor's books and supple-
mental assessments.
. The net total on city personalty as
; Kiven by Mr. Scarbrough for lOHO, rep
resented an Increase of M.IMS8.&59, over
the totaf personalty assessment for
1919. which taken with the increase
mndo by the .board of equalisation for
1920, bring the total Increase for 1920
over 1019 tt 17.485.043.
The city assessor's figure on elty
real estate was $m,t18,139. The board
raised this assessment to $14".23(i,",85.
or an increase of $28,618.4-14. This lat
ter figure taken with the total Increase
In personalty, assessment over 1919
brings the tofal increase on these two
classes of taxation to $34,134,928. The
merchants' ad Valorem taxes are addi
tional to these two and there Is every
Indication that this also will be In
creased. - ,
The mayor is, of course, unable to say
what wll be dono with the merchants'
ad valorem taxes. This also applies to
the city .board. of equalization inasmuch
as thev have: just begun an examlna-
lion of the books and will' not begin
public hearings on this assessment until
ne:t week. ,
From the figures glvenj however, It
wll be seen that citizens of Memphis
ivyl for 1920, pay taxes on realty and
pcrsonrltv to the total valuation of
That the total Valuation for the city
. .. . ,n.-,co ui taxes, including the
merchants' ad valorem, will, when com
pleted, approximate t, 'an one. firm is
rjsidered a very conservative estimate by
persons who are familiar with the pros-
-in. maie oi auairs. The citv tax rate
for the year has already been fixed
at $2, which on a $200,000,000 assess
ment will give the city a revenue for
the year of $4,000,000.
The plans of the city commission for
the expenditure of all the money to be
derived from taxation together with the
revenue received from other sources has
beea published and, despite cuts in
the budget as made bv several city de
partments, there yet remains a plan for
the largest expenditure in the history of
the city,.
tuminous-coal mines. In Indiana and i
. , ' V T wee oecause of a
strode of day man, ware being reopened
today according to a statement is
sued from headquarters of the I'nlted
Mine Workers of America thlB mom
inn. Kills Searles, editor of the I'nlted
Mine Workers' Journal, said the miners
would produce all the coal the coun
try needs, but "it will be the duty of
the railroads to haul it to the consumers."
SPRINGFIELD, III.; Aug. 2.-Striklng
coal miners In Illinois are returning
to work slowly. Of the 29 mines in
tliis county only six were nble to re
sume work and only two of these, it
was reported by the operators, would
hoist any coal.-
J. A. Cunningham, chief clerk of Hotel
(..nyosn, is off on hit animal dry-lRnd
f cruise. His vacation. which began
..londay. has programmed nearly every
thing that goes to make uj an ideal
time. Going first to Louisville, Mr
Cunningham wi'l trot on to Cleveland
St. Louis. Pittsburgh. I'liiiade'phlu ami
Xcw Vork city. Of course, he is going
to Atlantic City also, but this was mm
t I' the proirram which wns censored In
the orlrrfnnl announcement. Ho will re
turn In about 30 days.
AVASHIXQTOX, An. 2. (By the Associated pres). "Reasons re
quiring an increase of interstate rates are -: very persuasive of
the need for increase in intrastate rates, M declares n report aent to
inrious state railway commlss.'ons today by the three representatives of
(hose commissions who sat with the Interstate Commerce commission
during public hearings on the billion and a half dollars railroad ratej
ease. j -
?'When all matters are considered," says the report, "and remem
boring that where 13 men are considering controverted questions and
proposed policies their differences of opinion muslj be eomitosed or de
cided by the majority, we believe that the renclusion, considering all
things, is just and fair und we give it our approval.
O 1 he increased rates permitted under
the ruling in e parte 74 will probably
Reports Reaching Paris IndL
. cate Soviet Armies Driving
on Warsaw Checked.
PARTS, Aug. 2. The military experts
here were still inclined today to view
the situation in Poland optimistically.
The reports they received indicated
thai the soviet cavalry hart not ad
vanced farther than yesterday's ad
vices Indicated, being still about 73
miles from Warsaw.
Other developments they regarded
with satisfaction were the action taksn
toward reconstituting the Polish army,
Including the replacing of Gen. Men
jewsky by Oen. Haller: the activity of
the southern army, which is counter
attacking with good results, and the
regular arrival of great quantities of
munitions frrn Danslg,
The' principal ' menace to the Polas
at present is considered to be at the
center of their front, where large con
centrations of soviet troops are reported.
PARIS, Aug. 2. Polish plenipoten
tiaries appoint to negotiate an ar
mistice agreement with representatives
of the Kussian bojshevikl government,
have arrived at Baranovltchi, where
the "armistice conference will be held,
according to advices from Warsaw.
WARSAW, Aug.. 2. (By the Associat
ed Press). Doubt was expressed yes
terday in diplomatic circles here as to
whether an agreement for an armistice
would come out of the negotiations be
tween the Polish and soviet emissaries
at Baronovltchi. It was thought the
soviet authorities were likely to Insist
upon terms too severe for the Poles
to accept.
The Polish delegates carried with
them into the Russian line a portable
wireless outfit which they intended to
use for , communication with Warsaw.
Officials said this afternoon, however,
that It might be days before the ne
gotiators were heard from.
eld in Jackson
On Drunk Charge
JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 2. (Spl.)
Jasper Boykln. chief field deputy of the
federal prohibition forces in Mississippi,
was arraigned In the Jackson police
court this afternoon on the charge of
being drunk. Boykln was arrested by
the local police while asleep In a taxi
cab III front of a local cafo. early Sun
day morning. His companion, H, H.
Parkn. a traveling man, gave the police
a stiff fight, and will be tried on the
double charge of being drunk and re
sisting an officer.
Kriends of Boykln claim that It was
a "frameup" by "Rod" Todd and Grady
Fatheree, both of whom have police
court records as illicit retailers. Todd
nd Fatheiee sent in the police call.
Bovkin admits that he had been drink
ing, but claims he was quiet and or
M. A. Uillon, watchman fur the
C.iven River -Lumber rompany. Thomas
street, was making his rounds, Monday
morning curly when two negroes stepppil
from behind a lumber pile, covered bin,
with guns and took his pistol npd $3
in cash. 1'itlon reported the affair to
police and gave description of the hold
ups. No arrests had been made Monday.
ISV C. f. M'1H)WK1.L.
(liina is enlering Into a new imlustriul and business era and will
make a concerted drive on the I'nlted Mateo to diitpliue tho goods of
lis ancient enemy, Japan. The first move in this campaign as it will
affect Memphis and vicinity, began Monday afternoon when more than
200 Chinese merchants gathered to discuss conditions in general. A trl-
state assorint.'on will be formed. Officers were to be named late Mondav.
An interesting picture of conditions
in the land of the Yellow Iragon and
more interesting contrasts In customs
and peoples is revealed In Interviews
w ith the leaders of the new merchandis
ing movement. Kugene Sleux. business
manager of the Chinese .Nationulisl,
Chicago, and his son, Paul V. Sleux,
who is finishing a course in medicine
and sanitation at Northwestern uni
versity, are In Memphis attending and
guiding the formation of the associa
tion. China In the past has faced a diffi
cult export situation, according to Paul
Y. Sleux. Japan has been able to un
derbid China and through representa
tions has brought out articles of an
k. inferior grade or imitations which have
been bought in gigantic quantities by
American firms.
' At the present time. Japan is report
ed In the throes of financial distress.
China is faring much better. Boycotts,
brought on by the Shantung treaty,
have aided In establishing China's po
sition and it is the purpose to bring
this movement even closer to America
by a new industrial campaign, Mr.
bleux says.
Admires America.
"I admire America and I would like
to see China adopt Its democratic
standards. It would mean a great
thing for our country," he continued.
"Your business methods and progres
slveness are well worth patterning after.
There has been a restraint in customs
followed in our country, which, dis
placed with American democracy, would
build China into one of the most pow
erful and progressive nations of the
old world.
"Your social customs are a source of
wonder and I will not say In general
that 1 would like to see them adopted
In China. America Is worse off in a
lyoral sense than China. Teachings of
centuries and customs which are In
violate have given China a clean moral
atniosnhere. There Is no promiscuous
mingling of sexes and in all dealings
there Is an unuttered oath of fidelity
and fairness.
"China foresees a great time ahead.
Sending ber sons to America to grasp
the American standard and to build a
future for herself. China is making
IMoia css. In my own Kork i m busily I
fitting myself to return to my native
mnu una install mere a sanitary sys
tem that will aid in our fight against
"Sewers are virtually unknown in
China. We face an even greater prob
lem with our musses of people and
our congested areas than America. The
time will come, however, and soon,
where we can fight a successful batlle
agalmit disease and pestilence.
"In our trade relations we have to
a great extent In years past bullded
a wall around ourselves. Oppressed by
Japan, and knowing our nbilitv we
are in the field for industrial suprem
acy. In the Middle Western states we
have formed associations like that
planned here. Soon we will have them
all over America. The purpose is mere,
ly that of placing before the public
the merit of products of China and lo
bring to attention of business men
and the public in general, the real
China of today. There may .be many
faults in our system of export. In our
marketing plans, but we are awakening
and getting these things to the even
tual goal wherein China will be recog
nized as a trading area of untold re
sources." Paper Backs It.
The Chinese Nationalist, a publication
which is supported by many of the
leading Chinese merchants of the coun
try, is engaged In bringing the same
message to America. The war and
subsequent events haye given the
Kastern nation Its opportunity. It Is
grasping it in the way of extending
its trade territory.
At the sessions which will continue
through Tuesday, closing with a ban
quet Tuesday nijfht at Hotel Oayoso,
the Chinamen have Invited the mer
chants of the section to address them.
There Is an indication found every
where of eagerness to learn America
businers methods and to win the con
fidence of Americans. Interpreters will
be on hand to make the proceedings
plain to both Hides.
The banquet will be unique. Chinese
dishes will mingle with American
dainties, and it will be a "get-together"
Headquarters for the new association
will bn established In Memphis and
go into effect Sept. 1. 1920. The op
erating revenues ot tne railroads under
present rates and conditions are recog
nized by all pereons as Insufficient. A
part of the responsibility to meet the
situation rests upon the state commis
sions. Such Increases as will be
made In Intrastate rates should, If pos
sible, be made- effective Sept. 1,
1820." .. r
The, report is signed by William P.
B. Alney, chairman public service com
mission of Pennsylvania; Royal C.
Dunn, of the Florida railroad commis
sion, and John A. Guiher, of the Iowa
railroad commission.
. "We participated in the conference In
the same manner as members ol the
commissidn, the state commissioners
report declares, "being invited by them
to take part in the discussions and ex
press our views with full freedom. The
members of the commission gave to the
ease intense and efficient application,
examining and discussing it with the
evident desire to reach correct conclu
sions and apply the increase in such
manner as to deal justly with the whole
"The questions presented were very
numerous, involving the commerce of
the whole country and the entire rail
transportation system of the United
States, many of these questions being
of complex character. Any decision of
the case looking to the observance of
the statute affects In some way every
rate now effective.
"SpeaWng generally, every contro
verted question concerning all classes
and commodities, and all rates, rules
and practices of rail carriers and ail
the theories of shippers and carriers
were presen4cd and urged in the tes
timony and in argument before the
commission and given careful consid
eration in conference.
"The commissioners were not of one
mind on all questions and their con
clusion In many cases was the result
of recognizing that the views of the
other man must be taken Into account
and that there must be some surrender
by eai'h before an agreement could be
reached. In some instances the con
clusion of tho majority is the view ex
pressed in the ruling. On some of tho
questions our views were not in full
accord with the majority and In some
Instances we three state commission
ers did not have unity of views."
Readjustment of the whole rate
structure of the nation' transporta
tion systems was started today with a
view to putting Into effe'et by Bopt.' 1
the freight, passenger, Pullman, excess
baggage and milk rate Increases au
thorized last Saturday by tho interstate
commerce commission. ,,
While tariff experts w working n
-t frCst', d49l..if!'ie.uTi -""
win make application to the various
state commissions for advances In In
trastate rates to correspond with those
in interstate rates. Requests for ad
vances in passenger, Pullman, milk and
excess baggage tariffs are expected to
be the same for all states, as the in
creases in these charges authorized by
the federal commission were general
for the entire country. They were JO
per cent on passenger, milk and ex
cess baggage charges, and DO per cent
on rates for sleeping and parlor car
In the case of freight rates, however,
the carriers will ask the states to ad
vance these tariffs to correspond with
th Increases granted by the federal
commission for the territory In which
the state is located. The interstate in
creases authorized are 40 per cent in
Kastern territory, 25 in Southern and
Mountain-Pacific territory, and 35 in
Western territory.
In announcing that the applications
for intrastate advances would be made
to the state commissions, Alfred P.
Thorn, general counsel of the Associa
tion of Railway Kxeculives, said these
increases would not enlarge the gross
income to be received by 'he roads un
der the decision ut the federal commis
sion, because in presenting their case,
the carriers had based their estimate
on corresponding intrastate rate ad
vances. The railway executives have not cal
culated the total increased revenue to
be derived from the rale advances, but
from their estimates presented to the
commission at the public hearings the
sum has been unofficially repcroximaled
at one billion and a half dollars.
The commission's decision is intended
to so fix rates s to uive the roads the
per cent return on their agrgegate
value permitted by the transportation
Since the commission f'xed the aggre
gate value of all the lines st at J1S.900.
nOl.Ono, the net operating Income would
be approximately JLLtLowi.tiOO, ns com
pared with the 8!i3, OHO, 000 standard re
turn the roads have received during the
period of federal control and since.
Coastwise snd inland steamship com
panies and electric railway lines are
permitted under the interstate com
merce commission's decision to raise
only freight rates. Nothirg was said
bv the commission as to pn.s.-nger rates
oh the steamboat lines, but the decision
did sav specifically that the freight rale
increase granted electric railway lines
was 'not to be construed as an ex
pression of disapproval of increases,
made or proposed in thei regular man
ner, in the passenger fares of electric
While the commission authorized sep
arate freight rate increases to the rail
roads in the four separate territories,
the increase on freight moving from
one territory into another will be 33 1-3
per cent.
Creation by tlie commission on its own
motion of the mountain-I'sclfic terri
tory wos unexpected. The Western
ro;ios as a whole hud joined in asking
for an Increase of 32.3 per cent, but
the Southwestern lines later al the
public hearings asked that they he giv
en separate treatment and a freight In
crease of approximately :il per cent.
The commission did not gr.int this re
quest, saying that it had been op
posed by ninnv shippers and other car
riers in the Western group.
The surcharge ot !,0 per cent on
sleeping car and parlor car space Is
to accrue wholly to the railroads. This
charge was opposed by the Pullman
company on the ground that it would
reduce the travel in cars of that type.
The commission held, however, that a
change of this character "has much In
its favor." as "unquestionably the serv
ice Is more valuable to the passenger
and more expensive to the rail car
Railway station pickpockets made a
dean Job Sunday night when they
touched C. M. Harlan. 2:5 MeLemore
avenue, for 175, snd some personal pa
pers he had In his pocketbook. Harlan
told police sbout the touch.
"The tip on the shorts, as the nim
ble fingered gentry say of their busi
ness on street cars when It l good,
was o. k. Sunday night, also. Ralph
Chock was caught In a Jam as he
lighted from a street car at Linden
venue and Lauderdsle street. When
he was on the car Chock had a wal
let containing tM Shortly after he
mi off he fonnil that th hallMf .
the general state organization work mlulnr. fhoek -mm m rnli,. .tti-
handled from this city. wub bis story,
Chosen To
--et Merchants
Local Committee Plans to
Make Welcome' at Lyric
' Theater Greatest of Cam
paign. :
Preparations are being made to give
Gov, A. H. Roberts a royal reception
on the occasion f his appearance in
Memphis Wednesday night, August 4,
at which time he will conclude his
campaign for renomination for gov
ernor of Tennessee.
The local committee In charge of his
campaign expect to make it the big
gest affair of the entire campaign.
I he speskln will be in the Lyric the
ater and it Is expected that it will
be packed to capacity.
Reports from Onv. Roberts' head
quarters in Nashville, indicate that
he will be renominated by a large ma.
jorlty. The assaults that have been
made upon him have spent most of
their force and for the past several
weeks tho tide has turned in his fa
vor. For a time the assessment law was
not generally understood, but the peo
ple are awakening to a realization
that It la a beneficial measure and
that the Ktate will receive larger
revenue, and will no longer bo com
pelled to run in debt and at the same
time the taxpayers will not feel the
effect of the raise.
Practically all additional revenue will
come from property that heretofore
escaped taxation, hut a part of course,
will come from those that have paid
on an assessment equivalent to al
most nothing.
The new law Will make It possible
for the counties of the state to run
themselves. There are some 18 "pau
per" counties which have been sup
ported by the state from revenue ooi.
lected from other counties. Those pau
per counties have the property and the
land values but the local assessors
find it more conducive to political
success to make the assessments small
and collect the deficit from the state.
With the state board of equaliza
tion In control such things will no
longer be possible. Wherever Gov.
Roberts has spoken he has made many
votes and his explanation of the tax
law apparently Is satisfactory to every
one who understands it or Is not
against him for political reasons.
George Welch, candidate for rail
road commissioner, is . making a
strong campaign and It is also certain
that he will defeat his opponent by a
large vote. Welch is especially pop
ular In Memphis, where he has stood
with the people against the repeated
efforts to Increase rates and fares of
public utility corporations.
I V, W. Revis, Escaped
Slayer, Wounded In
Fight In Swamps
POCAHONTAS, Ark., Aug. 2. (SpL)
W. W. Revix Clliv rniintv
Who escaped from the nenttentiuru ami
in defiance of the jaw came- back to
the- won . ot W firiine. 'bs.tiU 'tnr)t
swamps with Marshal Corning of Poca
hontas and the sheriff of Clay county
ncvemi uays ago. a numoer or snots
were fired, but Revis escaped and has
gone farther into the dense bottoms of
cincK ana Ldttie rivers.
Marshal Corning Is believed to have
wounded Revis in an exchange of shots.
The posse la still pursuing Revis and
are determined to either capture or kill
him, the leaders declare.
Thompson Returns,
But Disappearance
Is Still Mystery
The disappearance of John Thomp
son, Jr.. of Nashville, Tenn., from the
Nashville-bound Thursday night N.. C.
& St. L. train, Monday remained a mas
tery still despite the fact that Mr.
Thomnson spent part of Rundny n
Memphis and left Sunday nis-ht for
Nashville accompanied by his wife and
physician, who eame here from Nash
ville to meet him.
Mr. Thompson reached Memphis Sun
day nfternoon from Augusta, Ark., ac
companied bv John Regal, a friend who
recognized hltn aboard a west-bound
Iren Mountain train near that city Sat
urday and telephoned Thompson's rela
tive In Nashville. Mrs. Thompson and
Ur. A W. Harris, his phvslclan, were
on hand to met him. Thompson was
taken to the Hotel Chisca and placed
In bed by his physician, who permitted
no one to see him until he left Sunday
night for NnshvPlc.
According to Pr. Harris Sunday night,
Mr. Thompson is suffering from a ner
vous collapse and is on the vern! of
a breakdown. The physician would not
allow him to talk about his leaving the
train nor any subject connected with
his disappearance from the Pullman.
The physician stated that there was
a period of 30 hours which Thompson
had Indicated he knew nothing about.
The physician declared that after a
few day' rest Mr. Thompson would
probably be able to converse upon bis
strange acllons and would probably Is
sue a statement explaining everything
In detail. 1'ntil that time, however, the
medical man Indicated there would be
no statement Issued and no one would
be permitted to Interview his patient.
V t A " - ' I
Town Has 4,03S.l
Per Cent Increase
WASHINGTON. Aug. I. Wood river,
in Madison county. 111., whose pnp illa
tion was announced today by the census
bnreae as ,'t,17H. has shown an increase
of 4.031,1 per cent during the last ten
years. That Is the highest rale of
prnwth shown by any place In the
1 'piled states thus far In the four
teenth census.
Paducah Engineer
Dies In Collision
PA Id'" AH. Ky.. An 2 ISnl 1 -Parker
M Wright of Paducah engineer
oft Illinois Central, was killed ear'v
today when two freights craidied head
on near Water Valley.
Meaner reports here sav other mem
bers i f the train crew were badly Injured.
Twenty-four hours to noon August 2.
-Te.npei.i! or
Hour. I ry bu!h. Wet b'Ub. Huinld'v
7 p.m. yes'd'y
7 a.m. today fiK
Noon today . . 7'J
Maximum . . . S2
Minimum. . . lis
Sun sets today
morrow 5:11 a.m.
7 02 p.m.: risr to
Moon rises K:23 p.m.
tonight. Precipitation, none
Tennessee Fair, moderale tempera
tures, Mississippi Thundershowers.
Arkansas Cloudy; showers probable.
Alabama Tbundershowers.
Kentucky Fair.
Louisiana 'loudy.
North and South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida Thutulerahowcrs.
Oklahoma, lOaat and West Texas-Cloudy.
Mayor Rowlett Paine of Memphis
has been chosen to make the opening
address of welcome to the members of
he Cotton States Merchants' associa
tion in this city Aug 10, for their an
nual three-day convention.
Mr. Paine Is a former president and
one of the organizers of the association.
It wus through his efforts that the
cope" of the organization wns enlarged
and much of the good work done since
It was formed is also attributed to him.
He Is widely known in the cotton states
territory as an executive as well as a
Commissioners Prepare Bill of
Four Counts to Reveal Al
leged Errors in Statement
Given JudgeJWcCall.
A bill of sxceptions, purporting ts
show were the report of the Memphis
Street Railway company should shuw a
surplus Instead of a deficit will be filed
and submitted to Judge John E. McCall
of the United States district court.
It Is alleged that figures and state
ments is set forth by the company are
In srrar and that these should be cor
rected The city's attitude Is that of
presenting facts In the case and abiding
by the decision of Judge McCall, with
whom City Attorney Wslter P. Arm
strong conferred Monday. Mr. Arm.
strong was given permission to file this
statement prior to the decision, snd
while there will be no public hearing,
the briefs will receive consideration.
The bill of exceptions contains four
count, It alleges that In the company
report a general expense Item of
5.43.S is included, setting accrued
Cost of appraisal at $3,000 and com
pany s share of traffic survev as f.1,500.
The i Ky contends that the maximum for
thet. sTtrirld be 500, , ' ,. ... .
" in tiount two, th compjfiy place'7er
sonal Injury and property loss for the
three months period as 155,870.85. This
is contested as being excessive figures
for April of 15.noo, May with $18,000
and June with 131,000 being cited as
proof of contention.
Another Item of taxes accrued as set
forth by the company as being Jfl0.7!8 21,
la declared excessive and an anticipa
tion, and the amomit is an estimate.
Figures for three months are cited In
this count.
A deficit of J7.93fi.53 is Included in
the report. This item is declared to
be apart from operating expense and
should not be included.
As a whole the city maintains the
position that wage Increases and other
matters cannot be forecast, but reports
of them must be made after such ex
pense has been Incurred. Should tills
be done. It would mean another period
of two months with the present ti-cent
carefnre, scale.
Judge McCall, who is at Huntingdon,
is expected to hand down his decision
within a few days.
New Fire Laddies
Put Out Barbecue
And Church Also!
That Hi.- new city fire department Is
on the job every minute seemed to be
the moral to a tale beinf? tcid Monday
about n barbecue which was prepared
for Saturday a' St. Thomas church,
Lauderdale street and Trigir avenue.
The tide was going the rounds at the
It seems that an old negro wa hlrr j
to prepare the barbecue during Friday
nigiil. .V pit was dug in tc e!iur h
yard, and the fires started about ndd
nighl The 'barbecuer wss surrounded
by all enthusiastic group of small hovs,
up to the hour of 4 a m, Saturday. Ills
coals were live ones, snd ihe crisp
ing meat was Just about done to a
delicious, melt-in-your nioutli fli.i.sli,
when the fire department showed up
on the scene.
A hasty connection, and line of hose,
nn active fireman with a nozzle climb
ing Ho churchyard fence, a twist of the
wrench on the fireplug, und the coals
and the barbecue were linjnda'ed by
a protecting stream. The fire was ex
tinguished rifht now!
MettitlH for handHnu tho work of the
!H'TV.itinn I'omn'iH'lop, vhirh in n he
taken over by th' Mr-nihis Park rom
miKMinn. were M-hclultMl fnr disrnH.siori
hi a sircnu mrt-imn. 01 ine phik njirn
Mondny Hilernoon ;M o'clock.
Mayor T'itin' pome tirni no orrierfrt
tle park onunisi:ni to t ; i It t ustr thif
vf-:!, ht'lU'Vinir t)n1 a Kr;'t iln f
money couM he mved ftr the rl'y nn'l
rnwli woi k that h"inn ilnplicatt'd
rouM hf clirninati'd bv linviip; all of
tin' work ,:naVr the our hoard.
.ItiHt what plans will be followed
in liandllri'j' thin iu-w wot k by t!, park
bniml have not been fully d'cid ),
but it it nrobablt thai s fhorouniilv
ronipt tMft man 9 raffed in thN lin of
work will tie brought to M onjihiH to
take iliaiue of tb recreation work
unci that tlir work will be handled bv
a ttepnrntt department in be created in
the put k comn.lSHion.
i)opp that would rwihllo at bootleg priros for mora than $1,500 win
taken Kmiday niitht . in. a raid on thn liomn of It. W. Hood, 1 2111
Mississippi iHiulcvanl, when Hood was arrrstrtl and divkrted at head
quarters charged with violation of the narcotic laws. was to fare
city court Monday. Inspector of lietwctlvca Griffin, Police Inspector He
and Detective Joe lUshop, who made the raid, claim Hood is what i
known in done parlance as.n "fifty-cent shooter.". One-half dollar is
the charge the "doctor" makes for 'ahootlnic" patients. He ha no of
fice and administers h!n 'treatment" wherever application i made.
J Four thousand grains of codine and
2,1M grains of morphine and trophine
wers confiscated bv officers at the Hood
bom. When searched at headquarters
Hood had his "gun'' hidden In one leg
of Ills trousers, according to Turnkey
Jos Col, who frisked ths man. It was
In a sack attached to his shirt.
rolici) allege that Hood Is an old of
fender. They say he has been brought
to station on previous occasions
chargwd with, the same offrnss but
never before lias such a quantity of
dope been found In his possession. Lo
cal drug wholesalers Monday said that
the drug wss valued at the. prices at
more than ll'OO.
Police Monday also were In posses
sion of more than $160 worth of cocaine
und morphine found at Poplar avenue
and Cooper street by two caddies at
the Overton park golf links. The hoys
Monday morning were searching for a
lost golf ball and stumbled on a candy
can. Opening it they found what one
later said at the police statiun was
"funny white stuff." Two ounces of
cocaine and a quantity of loose mor
phine was in the tin. Pollcs believe
that dope peddlurs became engaged In
a fight while pulsing through the park
snd tossed the can Into the field as
no eiiduavor was made to conceal the
Former Press Agent's State
ment Revives "Run"' of In
vestors Despite Denial.
BOSTON. Aug. 2. The Securities
KNclmnge company. headed by
Chsrles Fonsl. whose nlleged opera
tions In foreign exchange, are being
Investigated by I'nlted Slates Attor
ney Daniel 3. Gallagher and Attorney
tjpnsral J. Weston Allen, of Massa
chusetts, continued today the pay
ment of notes to those investors who
presented their claims. The lines of
claimants nwaltlng attention was a
long one. fully equalling that of ths
early days of last week, when, st ths
request of Investigating officials,
Poniil stopped taking In money from
would-be depositors. Tousl's pronit
return of funds to those who asked
for them, had the effect toward ths
end last week of ereatly diminishing
the number of claimants, hut thers
was evidence today of a sudden re
newal of the desire to cash the notes
lis had Issued.
While his clerks were meeting his
demsnds. returning the principal to
those whose 90-day notes had not ma
tured, and keeping. It was said, to ths
promise to pay 80 per cent Interest on
matured notes. Ponzl himself Issued
a statement In dsninl of a published
article by William H. McMasters. his
former publicity agent. In which Mc
Masters expressed the belief that
Fonil whs hoselessly insolvent and
was paying out money to somo de
positors at the expense of others.
"I have twice as much money as
will be needed." said Ponsl, "to meet
any obligations that may be nresentsd
to me," and added that McMasters
never was In a position to learn his
employer's financial standing or meth
ods of operating his business.
Many of those who waited for their
money today were, carrying copies cf
the paper in which MeMaster's Article
appeared. The crowd Included a num
ber of women, some of whom said tliey
had left their employment for a few
hours to procure the money they had
Invested. .Fink cheeked youths tub
bed elbow with elderlv men In the
line. Among them moved a few
soeculntors endeavoring to buy Inves
tor's claims at a disccunt, but these
speculators apparency were fewef
than last week.
Apparently not In the lent disturbed
by the ever lengthening line outside
Ills doors. Ponsl met newspaper men
with his usual affable snillo when they
noeaea to his otttee lor a statement.
"The only thing that will keep us
from meeting ths notes of investors
will be writers' cramp. I havs only a
word or two to say to the public; "Come
and get your money, but come In an
orderly way. 1 may run out of check
books but I shall not run out of money."
Four-Story Brick Is Bought
for $60,000.
The four-story brick building at
1-t) .hf.'erson avenue has been sold lo
H. K. Dickinson, for Jdo.ixift, according
to it. M Hammond, of the real estate
firm of Hammond Hons, who says that
Mr. Dickinson Intends to remodel the
Imildin;; to suit any tenant.
The property wns owned jointly by
Drs. Moore snd McCowan, anil Is locat
ed on the northeast corner of the al
ky between Miin and Second, and
.leffers'in. Mr. Dickinson, who Is presi
dent of the Anchor (iawmill company,
of this citv. says he thinks that the
come- of M,iin und Jefferson offers the
b.-st investment for those who can nf
ford to rtiit a few years, as lie says
Hint corner h:.s the biggest future of
any In the ci'y Tour more cur lines
pass there now than puss Ihe corner of
Main snd Madison, and he says that
the new hotel, and the new auditorium,
will naturally shift the "center of
gravity nf the city to that corner.
T'le building measures K feel by ti 5
feet, anil will be remodeled soon Mr.
Dickuusnn states that be bought it
purely as an Investment,
MiWiV, Aug a -According to a
'cn;ral News dispatch from Johannes
burg. I nion of 8i,uth Africa, datud vee
tcrduy, shortly after the death here yes
terday of Percy Hholto Douglas, iilrth
n Hicuis of yueenberry. which wss as
cribed to pneumonia, sn affidavit wss
filed making; eertsin Allegation aganst
vo;vc of the persons with whom the
n:iinis was closely eorir.cid while
In South Africa The uffldi-lt Is nol
regarded seriously hy the rrlmlnal In
vestigation department, but Its exist
cue ictirds distiosal of the body.
The martinis' heir. rVnncls Arclilbald
ivirieao. viscount 1 irumlanrlg, and his
I wife, who was Ihe actress Irene Klch
jiir.'s. are louring .Soii'h America.
Tlie ninth miinpiU of (Jucensherry
' was hern Oct. IS, I MX. succeeding to
I the Mte upon the death of his father
lin l'si'i He wss forrnrly midshipman
i in th British nnvy and later was lieu
enant in the third battalion of the
king's i.wn Scotiish borderers He wns
Itvice married and ts survived by two
s,,n am) one daughter. His eldest sc,n.
I.'.... ....... r.l, ,l. t.l 1.-.-.11,.... A t, 1
Viscount I irumlanrlg, will succeed to the
lit le.
Pleasant Savage
Sues For Divorce
Pleasant Savage claimed that he a!
ways w-hs pleasant In lc-r married life
with Will Savac". hut she cave Will
no such clean tall of hci'th in a suit
for divorce which nlie filed against him
Mondav In rlrcu't con-.. Pleasant al
heed that Will staldc-d h,.r jn n, Hrn,
p. -it her and t-tln rw 1 1.. abused h r
ll'T suit was filed by Attorney Josep'i
f-vicd nan.
WASHIXOTOX .Mis. 2. The pop.i
'atl'in of New tn leans, according to
revised figures announced tcd.iy bv
the census bureau is ;T.'Jti. Tie. poo.
ulatinn previously nr.tionn.vd wan
;!n7,4o8. The revision was due lu
"They may not see us but we will
see them." declared Ueutenant of po
lice Vince I.ucarlnl, truffle squad head.
Moi. day. when collecting data for prose,
cution of ;t auto owners Sunday and
la owner i Monday fcr violation of Main
street ordinances' I.uearitil Is carry
leg on a campaign to stop pltssure
riding up and down the city's princi
pal street.
l.ucarini says many auto owners per
sist in ridlnn up and down and turning
on Main street, ordinances say that
tin turns can be made on iIiIj uveruie
between Poplar and Pontotoc, l.uca
rini M'-ndav said that congestion re
sults everv time a driver does such.
The :u; arrested Sundav wcr? to face
City Jud:;e H.- rk.-r Monday afternoon.
lieu. Sum T i jirnes. 70. merchant
and former chief i,f police, whs arrested
In the Monday hutch for violation of
the ordinance. It was during Hen.
1 'arnes' term as t hief thai the opening
gun was fired against the aulolsts He
was released on his own recognisance.
Former Indiana Governor and
Dry Presidential Nominee
Killed in Accident.
PENMSON, O.. Aug. S Tho body of
J. Prank Hsnlry, former governor of
Indiana, who was killed near here yes
terday when a freight train struck the
automobile In which he was riding, whs
taken to Indianapolis early today by
K. Harry Miller, of Indianapolis, a
frlen( of the family who arrived Iters
last midnight.
Hanley, who was candidate for presi
dent on the prohibition ticket In 1D1S.
and Dr. and Mrs, C. M. Baker, of Kll
gore, O., were killed slg miles from
here when a Pennsylvania freight train
struck the automobile In which the
party were driving to Kllgore.
All three suffered fractured skulls
and crushed bodies and none recovered
oonactousnssn after being' brought to a
local hospital.
Dr. and Mrs. Baker had met Mr.
Hanley In Dennlson and were driving
him to ther home. in Kllgore, Itt.nillos
The automobile drove across fi
Pennsylvania tracks back of on freight
train and directly in front of another.
The automobile was struck squarely.
Mr. Hanley wss en route to Carroll
ton where ha was to have delivered an
address today. He had Intended spend
ing yesterday with the Bakers at llielr
home In Kllgore.
It took a two-ton truck Monday to
bring the largest still yet captured
by Memphis officers to police, station.
It was a )50-gallnn affair the most
complete selretl here, according to of
ficers, who Hunday nicht raided a
moonshine outfit at HJ4 South Orleans
e'rrot. Ten barrels of niHKh wero
riestmved when the re Id took p'ace.
None has been arrested but Investiga
tion were under way Monday by both
police and federal officers.
A syphon system was used In run
ning the whisky from Ihe still to an
auto. The still was located In an at
tic and a parking place had been pro.
vided for the auto at the side of the
house. A long rubber hose, also con
fiscated, wss used In the process.
No worm was found, but a steam
boiler, a burner, a thumper and a tank
In addition to a sack of corn was ta
ken by officers.
iwteotlve Joe Bishop and Federal
Prohibition Enforcement Officer W.
W. Pitta were the raiders The two
have had their eyes on tho place for
several weeks. The house has not
been renteij for some time, they say.
nishop. who comes from Kentucky,
and who Is the son of Judge Bishop,
of Paducah, a character In irvln
Cobb's play known as "Judge Priest."
says the "rorrl" thev found at the
South Orleans place smelled more like
real moonshine stuff than nv he has
found since he bus been on the local
police department,
CROP AT 12,443,000
NEW ORLEANS. Aug J.-The com
merdal cotton crop for the season of
1WI9-2H. which ended Saturday, was
plated at J 443. nm) bales In figures Is
sued todny by H. O. Hester, secretary
of the Near Orleans Cotton exchange.
This crop was somewhat larger than
expected and compares with a crop last
year of ll,40.000 nnd 1 1 ,907.000 two
years ago.
Total consumtitlon for the ve- wss
counted at 12,73.'i.ili.'l bales against 10,
ClMi.Otfo last year ami .WW two years
ago Foreign consumption of American
cotton Increased lo .SSt,tiO0 bales
against 4.5,ooo Inst year and 4,87,OuO
two years ago.
The total quantity of cotton carried
over from last year is estimated at
.0S,ft0O baks. a somewhat smaller to
tal than moat cotton traders looked
for A year ago the carry-over was
6.S44,Otw bales and two years ago it
was 4.422,000.
Carpenter Kills Woman and
Injures His Niece Then
Turns Gun Upon Himself.
Faces Murder Charge.
"I don't know why he did It." sobbed
Mrs Cor Tacket. S72 Union avenue,
Monday, after the fatal slionllmr Sun
day night of her mm ber, Mrs. Sally
coming, i.y a. h. H. ll. SI Poplar ave
nue, brother of the dead woman. "It
all happened so quick. I don't remem
ber muen, she added.
Hell Monday was at General hospital
suffering from a self-inflicted wound
III the bend. He was taken to the hos
pital after p ndiug tho night In citv
prison with a charge of murder docket
ed ngainsl him. Husphni attaches said
Monday he wPI live, but probably wlil
be confined to Ihe Institution for several
Mrs. Tacket wss suffering from scalp
wounds alleged to have been inflicted
by liell after ber mother was killed
A Smith & Wesson pistol. Ill police
hands, wss the weapon used. Mrs.
Tacket left Heneral hospital Sunday
night sfter aid wus given.
Hell Monday decluied to Police Sur
geon Drake, who examined him in it
cell at headquarters, that he did not
remember anything about the affair.
Police reports say Boll, who Is a car
penter, went to the Union avenue home
shortly sfter o'clock Sunday night.
He enn ted Mrs. Holding in conversa
tion. Pistol shots followed, Mrs. Bidd
ing falling with a bullet In her heart.
Pell I lien emptied his pistol. Mrs.
Tacke. was In an adjoining room with
her small habv. She heard the shots
and hid the baby under a bed. The
carpenter on entering this room ts al
leged to have vowed that he would slay '
the ramlly. and police say clubbed .Irs.
Tacket with his revolver.
When Mrs. Tacket swooned and fell, "
he entered another room and reloaded
Ms gun. Hell then shot himself in
the back of ths head.
When asked by the police Burgeon
Mondav if he was the father of Mrs.
Tarkct's child. Bell is said to havs re
plied that Lf he wss he knew nothing .
about it Mrs. Ticket's husband has
been dead soma time.
Bell, according to police, hps been
taking strychnine for some years, be
ing so ordered hy physicians on ac
oount of poor blood circulation. H
came to Memphis about four years ago
froni Uatesville, Miss., where he has
a wife and tour children, he said Mon
day. The youi'Kest child is 12 years of
age. Bell's age on police docket Is
given, as 48, though he looks years
Police charge that Bell was drink
ing when he went to the t'nlon ave
nue home. It also is alleged that he
went there in an endeavor to persuade
Mrs. Tacket to lenve town with him.
When Mrs. Holding remonstrated with
him, officers allege, he became enraged
and started shooting.
Mrs. Berlha Conley, another daugh
ter, was not at home at the time. She
arrived shortly sfter tho shooting. Mrs.
Holding's body was turned over la
Thompon Brothers, undertaking estab
lishment. i
No funeral arrangements -were com
pleted Monday.- (She iklj wHI be- bur
ied -in MemphlH, - ' , v.
Clothing Manufacturers and
Jobbers try to Stimulate
Demand, Says FLgg.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3. Howard K.
Pigg, special assistant to the attorney
general in the enforcement of the Lever
lew against profiteering, charged today
licit manufacturers and jobbers of
wearing append were attempting
through carefully prepas4 propaganda
"to stampede retailers and the public
Into renewed fictitious demand" for
clothing and thereby force prices higher.
"The department ff justice.' said
Mr. Pigg. "is fuliy advised of the sev
eral phases of this carefully planned
campaign, and It only remains to fix
personal responsibility berore applying
the rrttnlnal provisions of the Lever
In a formal statement, Mr. Flag
rhsrged tlist the manufacturers and
Jobbers were clrcuiutmg propaganda
' similar to that used lo mulct the pub
lic during the recent speculative condl-"
"This speculative market," Mr, flrrf
continued, "toppled by Ha own weight
lest spring when the public refused t"
or could not buy at the unconscionable
prices asked for wearing apparel."
"Manufacturers and Jobbers are even
going pi tlie length ot 'guaranteeing'
the retail trade against a declining
market. Mr. Flgg said. "These 'guar
antees' are being given very generally
and seemingly lu furtherance of a con
certed plan, despite the wording ot the
Lever law fixing severe penalties foe
conspiracy to exact excessive prices for
anv necessaries."
Mr. Flgg called attention to Instances
where mills have been closed for the
reason, he charged, of Justifying market
conditions on the plea of underproduc
"The closing of mills is In turn be
ing used in the price propaganda," Mr.
Klgg asserted. "The retailer is then
being threatened with further curtail
ment and higher prices if he does not
accept goods and order on the present
m iirlj.l o
Predicts Fair
Weather Ahead
Fair weather and moderate emneea.
ture for Memphis 4 the weather fore
cast for Mondav night and Tuesday.
iw jnuwinaiuin river win continue
to fall in this district for an Indefi
nite period. The river stage Monday
morning was 15.S feet, indicating a
fall of 11 feet during; th last .
Collection of city real estate taxes
began Monday and will continue
throughout August, according to an
nouncement made by Mayor Paine. The
collection of personalty and merchants'
ad valorem taxes will not begin for
seme lime, it is said, the city board
of equalization not having finished lis
work on the merchnnts' assessment.
"It Is Important." Mayor Paine said,
"that every property owner come in
as early as possible and pay his real
estate taxes. The penalties will go on
Sept. I, and there will bo no extension
of time.
"of course, there will be a great rush
during the last few days to pay these
taxes before the penalties and It Is
therefore Importsnt that as many peo
ple as possible come In during the early
days of the month and pay their taxes
In order to avoid this final rush and
the assessment of penaltiea"
The mayor stated that be wag unable
to say Just when tha payment of per
sonalty and merchants' ad valorem
taxes would be ordered, due to the un
certainty of the action of the board of
equalisation In completing review of tha
hooks. Preliminary work on thee
hooks was begun Monday by tha board
members and will continue through the
week. Public hearings on this assess
ment will In all probability begin either
Monday or Tuesday of next week. Tha
exact dates, however, will ba an
nounced later.
A corps of extra clerks and stenogra
phers have been at work for some time
completing the work on the taxes and
preparing for the payment of th taxes.
The city board of equalisation in re
viewing the realty It have '
raised the total flgua to approximately
1140.000.000. which, is an Incrwas of ap
proximately 25 per cent above Ul in
ures of the city assessor. v

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