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Oriental Merchants Will Con-
elude Meeting in Memphis
With Big Banquet at Hotel
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Chinese merchants from Tennessee,
Arkansas and Mississippi have entered
into a solemn agreement to open a
fight to the end on trade with Japan
and to boyteott Japanese goods in their
stores In this territory. This fight
dates back to the Shantung treaty and
- from addresses and arguments pre.
seined at the meeting now being held
here it means a bitter controversy to
the end.
The Trl-State Chinese Merchants'
association -was formally organized
Joe Monton, Dundee, Miss., was
named as the first president. Other
officers are: J. O. Lee, Terrell, Ark.,
vice-president; Chin Foe Sak, Drew,
Miss., Chinese secretary; Lou Kah Won,
Mississippi, assitnnt Chinese secre
tary; J. K. Toung, Tunica, Miss., exec
utive secretary; Gong 8. Ping, Meri
gold, Ark., treasurer; Wong Gup, Mem
phis, assistant treasurer. , Lou Kah
Won acted as chairman of the meet
ing and presided at the first session.
Addresses stressing the ability of the
new China to compete with any other
-nation of the Orient in manufactured
products and the campaigns to popu
larize the Chinese goods were made at
the meeting. Injustice done to China
In the Shantung matter and the con
stant Increasing pressure being exert
ed by the Japanese to displace their
neighbors were detailed at the meet
The second session of the conven
tion Was to be held in the Chamber
of Commerce Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Paine will welcome the mer
chants. The feature of this session,
however, will be an address by Paul
V. Bleux on "Trade History and Po
litical Relations Between the United
States and China." Mr. Sieux is one
of the leaders In the new movement,
lie is tk student at Northwestern Uni
versity. Chicago, and has given many
years to a study of conditions and con-
.. trusts. .He will spend a few more
years In America and will then return
to his native land to carry the mes-
V (!e and practices of the new world.
At the Hotel Gayoso Tuesday night
i will be held the banquet of the asso-
1 elation. The menu will be both Amer-
i lean and Chinese dishes. Paul Y.
I Sieux will preside as toastmaster and
l addresses will be made by K. T. Loto,
of Memphis, and C. C. Soon, of New
Badges of the convention have at-
:i traoted considerable attention. They
consist of a . white ribbon with Chl-
nese characters on the top portion
f stating the object of the meeting. At
the lower part is printed in Chinese
if the name and residence of the wearer.
t XO new measure of Importance were
f - wehmiedt be presented at, the regit
, tar meeting of the city commission
Tuesday afternoon. -It was expected
hat a delegation from the central
Trades and Labor council would be in
attendance to present a petition for
the appointment of three members of
an arbitration board to settle the fire
men's controversy with the city.
There has been no change whatever
In the attitude of the city on this ques
tion. Commissioner Edgar, in charge
of the fire and police department, as
well as Mayor Paine, feels that in view
of the fact that the tiremen resigned
and left their positions there is nothing
thet the city has to arbitrate.
That the petition of the committee
would be declined was practically a
foregone conclusion and It was expected
that this would be the final effort of
'vT aanlzcd labor to have the former
members of the fire department reinstated.
CHICAGO, Aup. 3. William Bross
,'jloyd and nineteen other members of
'.he communist labor party were today
jnder prison sentences ranging from
siie to five years, having been found
fullty of sedition. Llo.vd and two oth
er mem hers were under fine of J'i.OOfl
and two Under $1,000 fine. In addition
'.o their prison terms. The men were
?onvluted last night of violation of the
state law relating to sedition.
A motion for a new trial was grant
ed and the hearing set for Sept. 25.
NF.W YOUK, Aug. 3. The autopsy
3n the body of Mrs. Eugene LeRoy,
ivhose body was Jammed into a trunk,
found her recently, showed no traces
of poison on the brain, according to a
eport made today by Dr. Benjamin
sehwarta, deputy county medical ex
aminer. Since all other vital organs
were removed from the body, medical
jffiolals were unable to determine how
Mie young woman met her death,
Further discussion of trie plan under
which the work of the recreation com
mission is to be operated by the park
commission will be had nt a second
meeting of the park commission Tues
day afternoon. At a meeting Mon
day a decision was reached to continue
along the lines outlined by the recrea
tion commission for the time being un
til a suitable man can be secured to
take charge of the work.
. By order of the mayor, the recrea
tion commission erased to exist July
I. and the work was added to the du
nes of the park commission. For the
present there will be no change in the
policy of handling the recreation work
and until such time as a trained work
er to assume complete charge of the
recreation work is brought to Memphis
there will be no changes fhade. The
work will be carried n under the di
rection of tho park commission, this
branch of the work being established
as a separate department.
LONDON', Aug. 3 Offices of the
crown tribunals In Ireland will be tak
en over by courts-martinis, even to
the extent of settling civil disputes!, In
fliction of fines. Hnd Ihe binding of
accused persons over to keep the peace,
under the terms of the new Irish bill,
which was made public this morning.
Military courts also will take over
the duties of coroners and will have the
power to decide cases without Jurv.
In trials for crimes punishable bv
diath, however, one person, who need
not be an officer, shall sit as one of
thejudges. He must be appointed by
Ihcvloeroy from a list approved by the
lord chancellor of Ireland or the lord
chief Justice of England
The ourts will be given the power
to compel witnesses to attend hear
ings and enforce orders for the presen
tation of documents. Persons convlctel
by them may be Imprisoned in any
tart of Great Britain,
Police Tuesday were without a clew in the robbery Monday
night of R. C. Reed, age 44, 488 Pontotoc avenue, who was
slugged by thugs after he stepped from a Hollywood street car
rJh New Raleigh road near Narragansett street, and, robbed of
$3,025. Reel, who spent the night at General hospital, will be
able to leave the institution possibly Wednesday, attaches de
The victim is a lumber Insnector ando
came to Memphis recently from Gien
more. La., where he worked for the
Ward Lumber company, police accounts
paid. However, Reed told hospital of
ficials that he had made his headquar
ters In Memphis for 14 years. He was
to go to Hughes, Ark., shortly, where
he was to ply his profession.
Reed had the money In his front right
trousers pocket. The thieves, police be
lieve there were two, missed some
change he had In another pocket. Reed
had Just, alighted from the street car,
according to meager accounts he gave
hospital authorities, when he was
slugged In the face. He sustained severs
cuts abotyt the face. Partially uncon
scious he fell to the sidewalk.
Sergeant Adams, of the night relief,
went to the scene and took Reed to
General hospital. The thieves had made
their getaway In the dark before' the
officer arrived. None 'wae located by
the officer as witness.
Daredevil of Air Tries Too
Late to Straighten Plane,
los Angeles, cai., Aug. . The
airplane accident which resulted In the
death here last night of Lieut. Omar
Locklear, noted "stunt flyer," and his
aide, Lieut. Milton Elliott, began with
a nose dive at a height of 1,000 feet,
it was said today.
Locklear and Elliott were performing
a feat for a motion picture concern.
At a distance of ten thousand feet
in the air he was given a signal by
the motion picture director and started
into the dive. A battery of searchlights
were playing on the machine and fire
works were being setoff from the plane
by Lieut. Elliott, . When he had dropped
to within two hundrd feet of the earth
Locklear was seen to attempt to
straighten out his plane. He was too
low, however, and crashed to the earth.
Both aviators were Instantly killed.
Locklear was credited with being the
first aviator to leap from one airplane
to another w,hile in flight.
FORT WQRTH, Tex., Aug. S. Omar
Locklear, stunt aviator who was
killed In Los Angeles last night, made
his first flight on the high school cam
pus here four years ago. piloting a
4tplane he and his brothers had made.
until tne war, riOCKiear was an automo
bile mechanic. Enlisting in the air
service, he was given a pilot's commis
sion In a few weeks at Barron field,
Fort Worth.
Tennessee Again X
Asked To Ratify
Suffrage By Cox
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. t. Another ap
peal for aid to bring about ratification
of the woman suffrage amendment In
Tennessee was made today to Gov, Cox,
Democratic presidential candidate. Mrs.
Abble Scott Baker, political chairman
of the National Woman's party, brought
him reports that unless efforts are In
creased Tennessee's legislature would
refuse ratification.
Mru. Baker said that after weeks of
work and a careful canvass of Tennes
see leglslatuors, rejection of the amend
ment appeared certain. She came here
to exchange Information on the Tennes
see situation with Gov. Cox, and to
ask him to press the suffrage cause
more vigorously. Shs will go on a
similar mission to Senator Harding,
the Republican candidal, today or to
morrow. Inspired apparently by reports of
"Cox luck." which are proverbial in
Ohio politics, harbingers of good luck
are pouring In on the governor. He
received two today, a featherweight
horseshoe, worn by Lou Dillon when she
established the world's trotting record
for a mile in two minutes, flat, at
Keadville, Mass., Aug. 24., 1903, and a
rabbit's foot from Texas. W. H. Goch
er, of Hartford, Conn., secretary of the
National Trotting association sent the
racing memento, and Decoa Lamar
West, of Waco, Texas, the rabbit's foot,
which was mounted handsomely in
gold. With the latter came a request
that It be. worn by the governor In a
convenient pocket, although the donor
said there was no guarantee that it
was "the left hind foot of a rabbit killed
at nfidnight In a graveyard."
Gov. Cox today accepted an Invita
tion from Judge C. R. Latham, of the
Chicago chamber of commerce, to
Speak before that organization In
early October.
Work on his correspondence at his
newspaper office was halted this morn
ing by the governor to visit Judge Den
nis Dwyer, president of the Ohio con
stitutional convention, who t about
90 years of age and serlusly 111.
Aged Man, Memory
Lapsed, Sent Home
Edward Van Winkle nged TO, Atlanta,
was to be sent to his home Tuesday
by police following receipt of telegrams
from W. H. Smith, nephew, t hat the
elderly man recently had suffered a
stroke of paralysis and his family would
forward all expense money.
Van Winkle came to police station
Monday night. He only could remem
ber his name. Inspector of Detectives
Griffin Tuesday said he was suffering
from lapse of memory. Communlcaiiun
from Smith said his uncle was en route
to Hot Springs. Ark., for his health.
He could not tell officers Monday night
why he was In Memphis.
Jess H Hunt filed suit Tuesday In
circuit court apalnst the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
asking J3,0u0 for alleged loss of an eye.
Meet in Memphis Hotel
Discuss Business
A discussion of general business prob
lems, Including the shortage of cars,
was undertaken at the meeting between
Walter Shipley, of St. 1-ouls. traffic
manager of the Mobile & Ohio railroad,
and 15 of his department heads from
all over the system at the Hotel Chlsca
Tuesday. The meeting was one of the
regular "family" meetings called in
Memphis sby Mr. Shipley because the
M. & O. Is one of the initial lines here.
The meeting opened- In Room A, sec
ond floor, at 10 o'clock and was to
continue during the day. The railroad
officials, who reached the city Monday
afternoon and night, may spend a day
or two here after the conference on an
Inspection tour. According to C. C.
Taylor, assistant general freight agent
at Memphis, no drastlo changts were
Aside from the shortage of cars, the
Impending freight Increase formed one
of the topics of dlsunsslon.
Officials In attendance at the meet
ing, in addition to Mr. Shipley, are:
H. Grosswller, of St. Louis, secretary
to Shipley; F. W. Blrchett of Chicago.
Northwestern freight agent; W. B. Roy
ster. of Kansas City, Western freight
agent; C. C. Taylor, of Memphis, as
sistant general freight agent; Halden
Miller, of Jacksonville, Florida freight
agent; C, P. Jackson, of Birmingham,
assistant general freight agent; a, T.
Dickson, of Atlanta, commercial agent;
R. L. Depew, of St. Louis, commercial
agent; K. B. Lane, of Cairo, commercial
agent; C. H. Smith, of Jackson, Tenn.,
freight traffic representative; H. A.
Emith, of Meridian, Miss., lumber agent;
O. C. McKay, of Meridian, commercial
agent; L. C. Cardinal, of Montgomery,
Ala., commercial agent; J. F. Ross, Jr.,
of Mobile, assistant general freight
agent, and J. L. Cox, of Columbus,
Miss., assistant general freight agent.
"Ki S.' Carson, X5T7 Madison aveim.
received .sj'ere cuts about the head
and bruises Tuesday when he was run
down by an automobile at Union ave
nue and Bellevue boulevard, Th car,
police reports say. was driven by C. T.
Hickey, 794 Roanoke avenue, who was
arrested and charged with reckless driv
ing of an auto.
Officers declare Carson was crossing
Union avenue when the auto, headed
east on Union, attempted to turn south
on Bellevue. J. R. Hightower, 686 Cox
avenue, was passing in his auto and
took Carson to General hospital. Later
Carson was removed to Gartly-Ramsay
hospital. His hurts are not considered
Officers Rochell and Wilkes broVight
Hickey to headquarters.
Advices late Monday from E. L. Stan
nage. assistant freight traffio manager
of the Frisco, at Chicago, to J. H.
Townshnnd, secretary of the South
ern Hardwood Traffio association, at
Memphis, declared that the two-day
dispute between the Frisco and the
Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroads
over the question of freightage into
Thebes; 111., has been settled. Subse
quently the advices stated the Frisco
has reopened its lines through Thebes
into Chicago; This affects Memphis in
asmuch as Thebes is on almost a direct
line between this city and Chicago.
Although true bills were returned
against Will Durham, former city de
tective, and Lloyd Lowe, charging lar
ceny and receiving stolen property, ex
oneration of T. T. Estes and J. H.
Wright was evident In the finding of
the Shelby county grand iurv Tuesday.
Action against Estes and Wright was
not considered.
A true bill charging arson against
Lovl Oantl was returned. John Hop
good was Indicted also on a charge of
larceny and receiving stolen property.
A total of 28 bills was considered and
23 true bills returned.
sues foiTdivorce. .
Cruel and inhuman treatment Is al
leged by Maymle Barmtt in ft divorce
suit filed Tuesday In circuit court by
Judge P. W. Lanier, against Alvah 11.
Harnett. Mrs. Bamett' asks an in
junction to restrain Alvah from coming
about the premises at 1 65S Monroe ave
nue, and also asks a divorce decree
and alimony.
Children playing with fire In the alley
Tuesday resulted In a blaze In the rear
of J. P. Gaines home, 1.1HS Faxon ave
nue Damage was trifling. Engine
companies Nos. 7 ana IS answered the
call. The fire was put out bv water
buckets. This was the only run the
fire department reported up to noon
.JUNOON. AUGUST 3. 1920.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.-Oomplotlon
of "the cycle of government manage
ment of the railroad Industry" through
Increases in freight and passenger fares,
was said List night by Fauiax Har
rison, president of the Southern rail
way system, to leave the carriers of
the country the opportunity for a "con
stant and progressive reduction of rates
accompanied oy an enlargement of ser
vice." The tremendous Increase of rail
road rates authorized by the Interstate
commerce commission," said President
Harrison, In a formal statement, 'seems
to complete the cycle of government
management of the railroad Industry,
it was necessary to carry the scale of
expenses set up by the railroad admin
istration, but It must cause great con
cern as to Its economic consequences.
"It now remains for private manage
ment to resume the practice of com
petitive efficiency and self-reliant Initia
tive, which distinguished the American
railroads durinr so many venrs, and
to Justify the preference of the Amer
ican people for that form of adminlstra
ton by making possible not only the
nieces of lndlvldtfnl companies am!
the prosperity of their loyal emplm-es,
but a constant and progressive reduc
tion of rates accompanied by an en
largement of service to the public. Surh
as may he triced through the old-fashioned
railroad statistics No one can
expect this to be accomplished over
night, considering the pnutlcnl condi
tion', but a start can be made at once.
Relying on th Co-operation and sup
port of the employment the manage
ment of the Southern railway system
will make tho effort."
Youth Arrested
On Arson Q ?'"
Denies Guilt
Lloyd Griffin, aged IS, living at Bun
tyn, was arrested Tuesday on war
rant sworn out at Squire John J. Mc
Namara's court charging arson. Orlf
Tin was arrested by City Detectives
York and Carter, who allege that two
other youths, whose names appear on
the warrant as prosecuting witnesses,
declared Griffin Bet firs to a stable In
the rear of 63s Alabama street. There
have been three fires recently at 63S
Alabama street, officers say.
Griffin entered a plea of not guilty.
His father, C. W. Uriffin. says his
boy has not been to Memphis in seven
weeks. Young Griffin denies any
knowledge of th fires. His father
also declared Tuesday that the boys
who appear as prosecuting witnesses
"have it in for my boy."
Young Griffin was detained at Squire
McNamara's court pending the making
of 11,000 bond.
The fires occurred within the past
three weeks, the officers say, and only
nominal damage resulted. The Griffins.
It is said, formerly lived on Mosby
street, which is near where the biases
Classy Amusement Program
Arranged for 1920 Valu
able Premiums To Be
Awarded in Divisions.
With more than $22,250 set aside for
live stock premiums, and as large
amounts in proportion for the various
other forms of exhibits and arf ex
traordinary classy amusement pro
gram arranged, the approaching 1920
Tri-State fair, which will be open from
Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, bids fair to uphold
the promises of the directors that It
will be bigger and better than ever
l'remiums in detail and general In
formation, revealing In full tha fea
tures of the fair, are contained in the
booklet just off the press at the Insti
gation of the Memphis Tri-8tat Fair
association. The principal amusement
features are to be the brilliant his
torical pageant, "The Path of Prog
ress," written by Mrs. Annah Robin
son Watson, a Memphis woman, and
participated in by scores of Mem
phians; a big fireworks spectacle,
called "Hawaiian Nights," automobile
races, horse races, concession booths.
The spectacle "The Path of Prog
ress," commemorating the 300th an
niversary of the landing of th Pil
grims, will be given by the Memphis
Tercentenary Anniversary association
on the opening night, Saturday, Sept.
i!5. The directors of the pageant prom
ise It to be the society event of the
season, with the flower of the city's
graca and beauty in the cast. Th mu
sical arrangements, costuming and
lighting effects will be especially pre.
pared and prediction lg made that the
spectacle will surpass that or "Arma
geddon," "The Moon Flower" and th
"Blossoming of the Century Plant,"
also written by Mrs. Watson.
For the occasion a holiday will be
proclaimed in the city in order to per
mit everyone to witness it.
Valuable Stock Coming:.
Live stock valued at $1,500,000 will
be stabled in the grounds on exhibit
during fajr week. For the year 1920
the state of Tennessee has appropriat
ed for premiums at the fair the sum of
$10,000; the American Shorthorn Breed
ers' association, $3,f00; the American
Hereford Cattle Breeders' association,
$2,500; the National Duroc Jersey Rec
ord association, $1,000; the American
Poland China Record association, the
American Duroc Jersey Record asso
ciation and the American Hampshire
Swine Breeders' association, $4i0 each,
while several other associations have
contributed smaller amounts.
Tha business Interests of Memphis,
which have shown their Interest In tho
fair from Its inception, by contributing
$10,000 annually to Its sustaining fund,
have this year contributed $50,000 to
a fund for improving and changing the
grounds, no less than 22 firms sub
scribing $1,000 each. Through the con
tribution of this fund, additional space
has been added Inside the grounds, be
cause of the shortening of the race
track and the removal of the grand
stand to another location. Buildings
will be erected as additional exhibit
halls in the new space.
The boys' and girls' club features
will be given special attention at the
fair. The association will provide
meals and lodging for 10 teams of three
bovs each from Tennessee, Mississippi
and Arkansas. Their handiwork will
be Judged and prizes given for ths best
Ather divisions of the exhibits In
clude poultry, pet stock, agriculture,
horticulture, dairy products, women's
work, department of fine arts, drafts'
department, textile department, work
of the blimL
Detectives Tuesday were assigned to
investigate robbery of the A. G. Fore
man grocery store at 380 Houth Welllng
lon street, Sunday, but had no clew.
Officers believe that the robbery was
work of the gang of truck thieves.
More than $500 worth of groceries was
taken from the store.
This is the second time Foreman's
place has been visited by thieves in
the past three months. The first visit
resulted In $2,000 loss. Kntranee on
both occasions was gained by cutting
a hole through the floor of the gro
cery. Candles and burnt matches wer
found when owners looked under the
floor Sunday.
People living upstairs over the Fore
man store say about $:J0 Sunday morn
ing they heard a truck moving near
the store but on looking out Ihe back
door could see nothing
MOLIXE, 111.. Aug. 3. Six armed men
unmasked entered the Commercial Sav
Itigp hank here this forenoon, backed
two tellers Into a vault and "ll others
Into cashiers' offices, swept $20,000 Into
sticks end escaped In an automobile.
They shot Charles Mnh'er. barber,
when he ran out tf bis shop across ihe
street to give the alarm. M 'Mler may
die. Police arrived as the bandits wire
leaving and t gun fi;h! ensued on tlie
streets. The bandits headed for Itoi-U
WASHINGTON. Aug. 9 Proposals
of the I.irltlsh government for rcor
rranlnatlon of the management of rail
roads in Kngland have met with strong
opposition on the crouiul tliHt ihe plan
Is impejiotli'Ml, according to p-poit
of the American ("number of i'"in- j
merce. received todav at the depart
ment of commerce. The government's
pln. th report said, calls for the
amalgamation of nil lines into groups
controlled by boards of management
consisting of shareholders. ho would
bo In the majority, administiatlvo of
ficials and employes.
Big Audience Expected to
Greet the Governor When
He Concludes His Campaign
Wednesday Night.
Final arrangements were perfected
Tuesday afternoon by tha Roberts cam
paign commutes for the reception and
entertainment of the governor when he
comes to Shelby county Wednesday for
two speeches, which will conclude bis
campaign for renomination and re-election
as governor.
Tha first speech will be delivered at
Colllerville at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Ths governor comes from
Js.at Tenenasee to conclude his cam
paign In Memphis and will arirv at
Colllerville on the Southern train. He
will be met by a dolcgatlon of citliens
from Colllerville. farmers from the
county and members of the committee
from Memphis.
Immediately after the speaking In
Colllerville the governor will Join the
delegation of Memphis ritlxena and ac,
company them to tha city. He will re
main at ths Peabodv hotel during ths
afternoon and will be available to those
who desire to call on him.
At o'clock he will speak at the
Lyric theater, L, M. Stratum and J. E.
Holmes are In charge of the arrange
ments. A number of cltlsens havs been
requested to sit on the stage In order
to provide seats for every one In at
tendance at ths meeting.
The appearance of CIov. Roberts
Wednesday night marks the end of the
ceampaign as the primary election will
be held Thursday. The governor will
leave Memphis on the 11 o'clock train
for Nashville where he will spend
Majority Assured.
Reports from all parts of the slats
Klvs assurance tha ths governor will
be renominated by a handsome ma
jority. He has had some difficulty In
his campaign owing to the Inability to
catch up with the many misrepresenta
tions that have been spread about the
state with reference to the assessment
law. Wherever he has spoken it Is said
that the audience leaves tn thorough
uncord with him and that hundreds of
converts have been mads to his causs
through his speeches.
As a last attempt to injurs the gov
ernor a NaBhvllle paper, distinguished
for the vileness of Its methods, has used
a former candidate, Wirt, who with
drew from the race, to make some ex
ceedingly ugly charges against the gov
ernor. This Is a familiar trick with the
Nashville politician who has been known
to resort to tho same tactics before.
Indications are that the governor will
have a large crowd to hear him. He
has never made a political speech In
Memphis though he has been a fre
quent visitor to tho city, ills loss of
the county In the primary two years
ago was attributed by his friends to
the fact that he did not make a speech
in the county and was not well known
to the voters. Mr. Stratton, who was
one of the managers of the campaign
fOr AllHtIn !... VvTuVt vmm utrn In
Ny lmh-maA of the Robins committee
mis year.
Among those who have been Invited
to occupy seats on the platform at
the Lyric Wednesday night are;
.1. I- Hyatt, W. C. Karly, A. C.
Stratton, F. C. Weathersby. T. M. Mo
Knight, L. T. Webb. Jesse F. Curris,
D. H. White, T. A. Lnmb R. Y. Hol
man, W. K Holt, Tats Pease, 3. C.
Felsenthal, A. B. Barboro, Joe Stew
art, Harry A. Ramsey, J. V. Ramler,
Stanley Treievant, Kngene Wagner
Hernie Brown, R. K. Mclntyre. W. E.
Stansbury, p. A. Clayton, Dr. Percy
Toombs, W. J. Abston, Hugh Wynne,
Ernest Adams. James Alexander, J.
Seddon Allen, Calvin Graves, John T.
Fisher, W. T. C. Herlln, W. J. Prescott,
J. Bright Qoodbar, R. K. Carr, Ben
H. Carr, R. W. Bailey, E. O. Bailey,
M. O. Bailey, J. M. Walker, M. S.
Blnswangtr, Cliff Blackburne, Iks
Block, C A. Oerher. "Doc" Robinson,
Fred Goldsmith, Bayless Lee Boiling
Sibley. H. R. Boyd, Battle M. Brown,
Hardwig I'eres, Israel Peres W. II.
Hersteln, Joseph A. Fowler, H. H,
Hull, Klias Gates, John J. Heflln,
Thos. Wellford. Chas. Wellford, L. 8.
Lawo, W. B. Brown. M. M. Bosworth,
Charles J. Hasse, Sam McDonald, J. T.
Morgan, Paul Dlllard. Arthur Halle, C.
E. Chapleau, R. B. Hart, A. W. i'earce
,r'.c'.H- Williamson, c. o. Finnic
W. R. King, R. ti. Walker, Kdward It.
Barrow, Frank Flournoy, Hugh Hum
phries, J. T. Hlnton. .Henry Ixieb At.
H. Rosenthal. Hugh Mugevney, will
Orglll, Thornton Nowsuin, B. L Mal-
!oryT,- M- .'Salu'rJ K'fneth Duffield,
Dr. William Britt Burns, Dr. J. u Mc-
Hh,?eV.W' W' 1Php'-. W. W. Simmons,
C. R. Chealrs George T. Webb. Walter
L. Smith, C. D. Smith. C. W. Metcalf,
R. M. Metcalf, Clarence Saunders K
.M""!? J"? k8' LK Ky"er- liutene
Clark, Dabney Crump.
L. M. etiatton, jack Gates, M. S.
Lemman, Lllas Gates, Lester Whitten
Lea Williamson, W. L. Klchberg, w'
A. Hall, John Brown, Ie Winchester
lioanc Waring, George Morris, P. Harry
Kelly, John 1). Martin, W. o. Stew
art. Milton B. Rose. A. K. Jennings
Frank Rice, F. N. Fisher, Walter Lee'
M. K. Ragland, D. B. Sweeney. A. K
Pipkin, Jack Rocco, J. E. Holmes, W
B. Cleveland, Stanley Treievant, John
M. Dean, S. M. Williamson, W. J. Cox
Lee Mallory, I). M. Armstrong, J. u'
Mc.Gehee, Frank I. Fuller, lmar Heis
kell, R. L. Jordan, Squire Clancv.
Whitehaven- Fred Wilson, V E
Davis, C. B. Hilderbrand. a
Gormantown Jim Callls, Ben Wal
ler, C. M. King.
Fisher ville J F. Huston, J. C. Bax
ter, J. W. W illiams.
White Station W. I Harvey, J A.
Hunt. A. 8. linlloway.
Oakville. J. J. Arnold. B. B. Holmes
B. F. Ross.
So.ith Memphis ft. a. C. Davis, Wal
ter Holzegrafe. K. C. Allen.
Brunswick. Curt Home, Luther
( aplevills Allen Tuggle, M. A
Stepherson, T M. Ford.
Coillervllle.-W. N. Craig. Wiley Mc
Glnnls, E. A. Strong.
Kads W. It. Council, Bruce L'.lis
F. B. Hamner
Buntyn. Fred fallahsn, Harry Mad
ison. C. 10. Douglas.
Glimmer's Store --W. S. Knight W
F. GUI. V. H McCain.
ArMnirton. I. W. Huuhes, Ross Col'
S. Y. Wilson, Dr. Herring, E. H. Wil
Hams. Itaielch T. M. Parr. John Sehclbler.
John Wllllngs.
Ilnrtlett -c ; Gowcn. U. It. Miller
Cut E. E. Jeter, J. W. Jackson, C.
W. SCott.
Milllngton E A Harold. Otis Cren
shaw. ,1 H Avccek.
Woodstock. W. B. Hawkins, James
Barrettsvllle J." H. Barrett, Tom
Egypt , v. Flnloy. E. V. Perkins
Ellchdalc. R. ?.!. Payne, W. . Beat
tie Kerrville It. H. Matthews, W M
Sullivan. W. E. Aycocl:.
Lucy J. n Purcan .1 V. William"
Rosemark E. A. Thompson, S. M
Forest Hi'l C M Scott V. E
Sirong. W. P Jeffries
The merchants, planters and profes
lonal men from Clarksdale and vicinity
.ire preparing tn attend the annual
convention of the Cotton States Mer
chants' association, which convenes
here Aug. 10. n and 12. according to
Edgar I,. Anderson, a merchant from
Clarksdale, Miss who was In Mem
phis Monday and Tuesday. Mr. An
derson Is also one of the most exten
sive planters In Mississippi and is also
a booster for the association.
(By the Associated Press.)
All advices today indicate that the situation in Poland, from
the Polish-allied standpoint, is approaching a crisis.
The Polish delegation which went to Baranovichi to nego
tiate an armistice not only failed to obtain terms from the Rus
sians, but was sent back to Warsaw by the soviet authorities,
who demanded that the emissaries obtain a mandate to take up
peac negotiations. This will delay even the beginning of the
armistice negotiations until tomorrow at the earnest.
suffragists wir
Line of "Investors" Starts
Forming at Early Hour
Despite Reassurances.
BOSTON, Aug. J. The Uns of anx
ious noteholders In the "JO per cent in
90 days" investment proposition of
Charles Ponil. who claims to havs
mads millions by foreign exchange ope
rations, formed outside tha offices of
his Securities Exchange company long
hefora daylight today clamoring for ths
return of their money.
Ths first claimant appeared at the
rear entrance In 11 alley, formerly the
old "Bell-In-Hand" bar, at 1 a.m. He
had a note for II 0QO which under ths
terms of Pons! s. 'rreemtnt was to
have returned a pt of 1500 If held
for maturity. Thh avestor said hs
had decided to pass . the profit and
take his principal bait:.
Many of those In vne wers from
other New England cules where th
Securities Exchange company has
maintained branch offices. Managers
of some of the branches had announced
that 48 hours' notion was requested be
fore money could be withdrawn, ex
plaining that the delay was necessary
In order that funds might be obtained
from the head offices in Boston.
Ponal In a statement again assert
ed that his business wan solvent, and
that he was prepared to meet all de
tnauds. He estimated that up to last
night he hnd paid out about J. 600,000
since the run began. Hs asserted that
ha would "have millions left" after
meeting all obligations, and that he
was "still considering the offer of a
New York banker." whom he did not
r.ame, to buy his business. "The bank
er and his French partners," Ponsl
said, "will have a conference with me
Edwin L. Pride, the auditor appoint
ed by United States Attorney Daniel
J. Gallagher to Investigate Ponst's ac
counts, said It would require several
days to complete work on the books.
Mr. Pride announced that he had found
no Indication of criminality as far as
his Investigation had gone.
Postal Agents Catch Man Who
Worked Ransom Swindle.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug, 8. Federal
authorities anonunced today that the
man arrested at Kgg Harbor. N. J., late
yesterday, in collection with the kid
naping of the Infant of George H.
Coughlin, Is ths Individual who wrote
letters to ths Coughlins, and signed
himself "th crank." Other details
were refused for the present.
The "crank" not only wrote letters
but used the telephone. He succeeded
In conving the distracted parents that
he had knowledge of the whereabouts
of their baby. The father was Induoed
to proceed at midnight to a lonely spot
where he placed flf.000 and then went
home to await the return of the child.
After many days he was forced to th
conclusion that he had been swindled.
Then the search began for th "crank."
Accordingto th postal service men
they have him under arrest. He re
cently started another letter writing
campaign, this time demanding $10,
000 for the return of th child.
.1. B Hill. 640 Houth Third street,
was arrested Tuesday, charged with
assault to murder, following a fight
at the Yellow Cab stand. Third and
Monroe, In which Carl Flowers, 1280
Florida street, received a painful but
not serious stab in the side, Tho
men are chauffeurs for ths taxi com
pany. Flowers was taken to Bt. Joseph's
hospital In Thompson brothers ambu
lance Police reports say the men had
been having trouble for Several days,
and that Tuesday morning they came
together. An Ice pick was the weapon
with which Flowers was stabbed.
Hill was being detained pending the
outcome of Flowers' wounds.
The condition of A. B. Bell, carpen
ter. 61 Poplar, charged with murder,
was reported by General hospital au
thorities Tuesday as unchanged. H
will b able to leave the hospital In
several days, It was said. His wound
In the head Is self-inflicted. An officer
is guaiding iietl.
Hospital attaches say Bell main
tained his silence Tuesday regarding
Ihe r.hnotlng Humlay night when Mrs.
Sally Holding. 372 Union, was killed.
Mrs. Holding was the man's Bister.
Thompson Brothers, undertakers,
said no lunerai arrangements had been
made Tuesday. .Ismes H, Bell, Bates
ville, Miss., tirother of the dead woman
and ol the man held, arrived in Mem
phis Tuesday to complete funeral, de
tails. Bell visited pollcs station It was
said by officers I hat he told them A. H
H-11 had previously attempted to take
his own life but that this was the first
time he endeavored to harm anyone
else, .lames H Hell declared to officers
that his brother at times had shown
signs of unbound mind.
Meanwhile th resistance of the
Polish armv, which apparently had
been stiffening, has again relaxed un
der the tremendous prassur of the
Bolshevik armies. Warsaw, from whlcn
the Russians now ars only 0 mile
distant, iHtin critically menaced. It not
doomed to captur. Americans re
maining there hav received offlalal In
timation that they stay at their own
Coincident with the serious military
developments comes an announcement
rrora Moscow that a aovlt government
has been set up In th portions of
Poland which the Bolshsvlkl hve over-run.
WARSAW. Aug. V By ths Associat
ed Pr.) Brest -Lltovsk. th last
great fortress guarding Warsaw from
the east, ha apparently fallen hefor
a tremendous assault by th Russian
Bolhvikl. North of that plo sovlel
forces hav smashed their way forward
In their driv westward to a point only
60 miles ast of this city.
Over a front of HO mil Polish
armies art being pounded to pieces be
fore the rush of Bolshsvlkl horde,
which ar being hurled Into th battle
in a desperate attempt to capture War
saw befor th conclusion of th annl
tic conference at Kobryn. Reinforce
ments ar vrywher blng hurried
to the front by th Russian to com
plete the defeat of the Poles befor
hostilities are halted. ....
An official statement Issued late last
night showed th soviet armies had
reached a lin running from Kossakl
to CUchanowlcs, which is only 0
mile from this city, with which It . s
connected by an excellent automobile
h,GraVmas of Bolshsvlkl have been
flung against the Polish breastwork,
defending th part of Brest-Lltovsk
east of th rlvsr Mug. FuglUes who
arrived here last night from that city
reported the soviet forces were In
control of th eastern half of th
town. It It Officially admitted th
Husslans hav reached Mlelnika, north
east of Brest-Lltovsk.
Far to th southeast, near Brody, th
Bolshsvlkl hav rushed reinforcement
Into th lln and It Is sxpotd a tw
rlflo attack will b launched there for
th purpose of capturing Lembers; b
for an armistice Is declared.
On the northern sector, soviet troop
have advanced and have reached the
region of Ostrolensk, which is but 0
mil., fmm Warsaw. Cavalry regl-
mania from the extrem tip of th
right wing ol th advancing Blhevlltl
iA Cm inn. fnenh force are be-
Inr hrourht . UO. Apparently It t
niRnnad to carry the drive much
nearer thla city before Wednesday, th
earliest dat set By m soviei p t-m-potentlarles
for reaching a decision
relatlv to n armistice with Foland.
"Th Bolshsvlkl." said last nights
official statement, "hav; reached th
lin running through Kossakl Maso
wlecs, Vysionkl, Koscleln. and Cle-
Ch"Onth' northern front th line from
Ostrolenka to the Prussian frontier Is
unchanged. In the region of Lomia.
the Poles ar making a stand against
soviet cavalry, but fresh enemy re
inforcements have been thrown Into
th fight outhwet of that city.
Mention of Ostrolena was th flrt
intimation that the Bolshevik! ha
pnased th Klver Plsaa. Ostrolenka I
southwest of Lomxa. '
LONPON'. Aug. I Negotiation for
an armistice between Poland and soviet
Ruasla hav been delayed, according
to a wireless dispatch received her
from Moscow. It ys ths Polish dele
gation left Baranovichi for Warsaw
Monday to present to It government
th soviet dsmand that th Polish dele
gates bs given mandates for signing
not only an armistice sgreement, but
also a protocol setting forth fundamen
tal conditions of peace.
"Without this," the mBge declares.
"It will b impossible to conclude an
armltlo." ....
The Polish delegation was empow
ered mrJy to arrange for a halting
of hostilities. Th soviet delegates
proposed that another meeting of th
armistlc commission b hld at Minsk,
August 4. th dispatch says.
LONDON. Aug. I. A provisional sov
iet ha been formed In thee parts of
Poland that hav bn occupied by
soviet troops, according to a wireless
is chairman of
tho dispatch
message racelved her from Moscow to
day. Julian Maakitvsky I
the newly formed body,
The new soviet has Issued a mani
festo to th laborers of Poland, ex
horting them to rise "against l'ilBiuls
kl's bourgeolse. land-owner govern
ment." The manifesto declares that a stabl
peace between Russia and Poland la
only possible through Soviets of th
PA III. Aug. S Th latest advice
recived by the French foreign office
confirm tha reports tnat the Russian
have captured the defenses of Brest
l.ltovsk. but say (he city itself, which
Is more than three miles distant, han
not yet been taken. The defensive
works were captured Monday
The first Polish aimv. defending War
saw, is retrestlng, notably between the
Bug and Nsrew rivers, the advices
show The fourth Polish army defend
ing the Brest-Lltovsk district, also is
J. J. Jusserand, French ambassador
to th United states, who headed th
French mission to Warsaw, remains In
th Polish capital.
I'.pcomniendation of Walter H. Har
rison, general superintendent of the
wal.r il par'mi nt. of the new water
rates to go into effect S.pt I was to
be made late Tti"s.1a- to the water
coir.iinss.oners nt their regular weekly
meeting, according to announcrmen. by
Sanforil Xlorisoti, secretary.
Mr Ilsrrlson declined. Tuesday previ
ous t" tro- meeting to state the exact
A-ate lie would recommend to the cum-
mis."!', m. However, it will more than
llkelv b from 25 to S3 1-5 per cent
Increase, as announced previously by
Chairman J Thomas Wellford. The
commissioners wcro expected to decide
definitely on the Increased rate at thla
Tho commissioners voted Jn davs ago
to Increae their rates about the figures
announced by Welirord, but leit it to
Superintendent Harrison to nam the
exact figures. It was expected the
commission would approve the rat rec
ommended. The Increase of 25 to S3 1-J per rent
was necessary, the commissioners de
clared, because of th increase In cost
of operation. They ay th Memphla
water department is th ohly one In the
United States that has not increased
rates In 10 years,
Attorney's Offer to Give Up
Vacation and Go to State
Capital Is Accepted-Mayor
Paine Going Also.
An urgent telegram was ent Tues
day by Mrs. I. B. Puryear and Mr.
Hill Bond, representing th Tnnese
League of Women Voters, to CapL
G. T. Fltshugh. who I resting at Ken
nehunk Port, Me., urging him to go
to Nashville to fight for ratification of
the federal equal suffrage amendment,
('apt. Fltshugh Is expected to hold
the Shelby county delegation In lin
for th amendment.
Wire me, says the captain In a let
ter received Monday. "whether th
League of Women Voters of Tennessee
feel that 1 should rnturn for the fight
for ratification. I expect to wire Mis.
Kenny, at Nashville, that I am her
for a much-needed rest, but to let me
know what assistance I can render.
Tell th leaders there how Interested
1 am and how I regret being away at
this time, bui was compelled to take a
rest. However 1 will gladly return if
my presence Is needed'
In reply to ('apt. Fltshiigh's admoni
tion to tell the leaders how interested
he Is, h was Immediately urged to
go to Nashville and take part In a
fight that give uromls each day of as
suming larger proportions.
it Is understood that large delega
tions fiom many of the (Southern states
will he present to urge th Tennessee
legislature not to ratify the amendment
and force equal suffrage upon other
stales that do not want it and hav
Wected It. .
ill Fight Move.
In order to offset this th Tennessee
worker ar expecting to assemble men
of prominence in Nashville to fight for
the cause. Mayor Paine ha been asked
to attend and he ha promised to go.
Th bewitching smile snd femtnln
charms of a young and attractive suf
fragette ar to be unleashed upon th
member of the Shelby county delega
tion to th Tennessee legislature in se
curing individual pledges from each
member of th delegation to support th
federal amendment. Miss Kettle Oram,
a member of ths National Woman's
party, Is a campaigner of varied ex
perience. She is in every aen
hont-to-gnodne militant. Miss
Gram arrived In Memphis Monday and
has already begun her campaign.
Mis Uram Is young and very at
tractive, but she ha managed to
crowd Into a few years experiences that
few of her sex will ever attain. For
her activity in the cause of woman suf
frage, Mias Gram ha been arrested
and jailed on several occasions and
for a period of 10 days was a hanger
8h Is optimistic to k dear and
predicts thst th Tennessee legislature
will ratify th amendment by a large
majority, but In ipit of this aha isn't
oevrlooking any bet and Is In the fight
until the victory has been won.
WASHINGTON, Aug. I. Pledge of
favorable votes for ratification of the
suffrage amendment hav bn received
from six Uemocratlo members of th
Tenneaae legislature not hitherto re
corded for th measure, according to
th National Woman' party. The tlx
legislators who ar said to hav wired
their promises to Chairman George
White, of the Democratio national com
mittee ar Senator Flnley M. Dorrn.
Naahvlll: Representative W. K. Fos
ter, Mlddleton; K. . Bell. Memphis; A.
M. Kahn, Bolivar; O. H. Kcaton, Milan,
and T. J. Jter, Martin. V
MARION, O, Aug. . To what Sk
lent Senator Harding may deviate from
the front porch campaign, policy ha
not been determined, though th gen
eral Impression prevails among many
Republican leaders that h will mak
some speeches outside Ohio btfor til
campaign rloa
"No on in authority has said there
would under no circumstances b any
deviation from th front porch cam
paign," Senator Harry M. New of In
diana, chairman of the speakers' bu
reau of tha national campaign commit
tee, said today after a conference with
the candidate, "it may well be thai
occasions may arise that he may speak
elsewhere thn from hi front porch,
but this is for th futurs to deter
mine." Senator New declared that no ptaces
or dates for Senator Harding to speak
hav been made and that any places
or dates mentioned "ar at thla tlm
entirely unauthorised."
Harry M. paugherty, th senator's
preconventlon manager, also was In
conference with the nomine today and
It Is understood that he Is not adverse
to Senator Harding making a tour
through both the Fast nd the West.
Blow On Jaw Saves
Worker From Death
FREMONT. Neb., Aug. I. Arthur
Thomas, an employ of th city elec
tric light plant here, was saved from
death today by a blow on th Jaw.
He had taken hold of plug which
had become charged by a short cir
cuit and could not frc himself, Clyde
Newton, a fellow worker, aw his pre
dlcament and swung his right fist to
the point of Thomas' Jaw, knocking
him several feet away, Thomas' Jaw
was slightly fractured, but h say be
Is satisfied.
Fair Weather
Will Continue
Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday
with continued moderate temperature
Inr, Memphis and vicinity, was th fore
cast of the weather from the weather
bureau Tucsdav.
The Mississippi will continue to fall
In this district for an Indeflnlt period.
The river stage Tuesday morning was
14 feet. Indicating a fall of halt a
foot during the last !4 hours.
Twenty-four hours to noon Auf. I:
Hour. Ore bulb. Wet bulb. Humld'V
T p m. yea'day 'i 3 $4
? a.m. today S3 fi 4
Noon today . . 79 II
Maximum ... SI .,
Minimum ... 42 ..
Sun sets today 7 01 pm., rises tomor
row S.lli a.m. Moon rise t it p.m.
tonight. Precipitation none.
Tennessee: Fair.
Mississippi: Fair.
Arkansas: Fair.
Alabama: Fair.
Kentucky: Fair.
Loulsiuna: Fair.
Oklahoma: Cloudy,
North and South Carolina and Geor
gia: Cloudy.
Florida: Thundershower.
East Texas: Unsettled.
West Texas: Cloudy.

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