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VOLUME 40.
ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MEMPHIS SUPPLIED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
WITH NEWS OP THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AS SOON AS IT HAPPENS
QEDlTlflfj
MEMPHIS, TENN., WEDNESDAY AFTEHNOON, AlK.UST 4. 11)20.
NUMUICU 1S.V
3-7
WARSAW CAN NOT
BE HELD, ALLIED
EXPERTS ASSERT
v PARIS, Aug. 4. (By the Associated Press.) Varsavvwvill
'have to, be evacuated within two or ihree days, in the opinion
of the French and British military experts there, and the gov
ernment is expected to be moved within that period, probably
i to Cracow.
The report of the members of the military mission, tele
graphed here last night, declared that the Polish army along
the River Bug had retreated so precipitately that it did not even
destroy the bridges behind it. This river was Warsaw's last
line of defense. '
A special Russian cavalry corps, the military men reported,
was driving southwest along the border of the Allenstein dis
trict, and had yesterday reached a point 30 miles from Mlawa,
31 miles northwest'of Warsaw, on the only .direct railroad to
Danzig from the Polish capital. These cavalrymen were said to
be headed through Mlawa into thexPolisb corridor to the Baltic
nearby and thence to Pomerania.
The experts reported that the Polish 0
forces were demoralized on tne wnoie
northern and-central fronts, and were
falling back. The military men said
they had virtually abandoned hope of
the Poles making a stand now.
The Pofih armistice delegates re
turned to Warsaw Tuesday night, and
the Polish government has, little hope of
the speedy arranging of an armistice.
The members of the allied mission are
convinced that the soviet government
does not Intend to negotiate an armis
tice, they reported, and declared their
belief that the Russians set the next
meeting of the negotiators for today at
Minsk, knowing that it would be im
possible for the Poles to arrive at that
time, making a pretext lor runner ae-
lfl V
The Polish government, it is learned,
is undecided as to whether It will send
emissaries to Minsk,
The experts said their gravest con
cern was the imminent cutting off of
. Warsaw's direct communications with
Panslg, upon which Poland is depen
dent for military supplies.
lxird D'Abernon, the British ambas
sador t Germany, a member of the
British mission to Poland, has returned
"7 to Warsaw from Danzig.
RED EQUIVOCATION
IRRITATES BRITISH
Sharp Notes Sent to Soviets
Demanding Straight
Answer.
LONDON', Aug 4. -The British gov
ernment is Irritated over what it be
lieves is soviet Russia's equivocation
over tha British suggestion that Rus
sians halt at the armistice line of de
maKkatlon In Poland and begin peace
negotiations. It has dispatched a sharp
not to the seviet government demand-,
' ing A ftm'WiM W(wfrr'W"Ttfhtlir
the government Intends to listen to tlx
suggestion.
The note, ft Is reported, tontalns
no threats and is not tn the nature
of an ultimatum, simply .requesting
a quick answer as to what soviet Rus
sia intends to do.
What was regarded here as the
ominous Bilence of Warsaw, so far as
official messages were concerned, was
broken today but the dispatches con
tained little to indicate what was go
ing on. Tlie foreign office this after
noon received messages dispatched at
.'! p.m. yesterday saying the British
mission to Warsaw was still there, but
Indicating it might leave.
An unconfirmed report today said
.that both the British and French mis
sions had left the Polish capital.
An English semi-official agency,
which normally receives many mes
sages dally giving full details of con
ditions in Poland received today Its
first message from Warsaw since
Monday. It showed evidences of cen
sorship being reduced to inconsequen
tial information. (Dispatches from the
Associated Press correspondent at
Warsaw, giving detailed information
of conditions there have been coming
through to New York with fair regu
larity in virtually the 'normal time of
transmission. One message received
this morning was timed in Warsaw at
10:40 o'clock last night).
Postponement of armistice negotia
tions between Poland and soviet Rus
sia is viewed here as creating a diffi
i:ult and anxious situation which is
likely to Involve abandonment of the
proposed conference here between rep
resentatives of the allies, Poland, the"
Russian Bolshevikl and the Russian
border states for the settlement of the
Polish question.
- General Creditors'
Bill Filed Against
Thompson's Company
A r. I'clvvr for tho Thompson-Graham
i oinpnny, paving contractors, "was asked
Wednesday In a. general creditors' bill
f led against the paving concern by the
Missouri Portland Cement company.
.John Thompson, Jr , of Nashville, presi
dent of the concern, recently mysteri
ously disappeared from an N., C." & St.
I j. train between Memphis and Nash
ville. He later was recognized by a
friend aboard a train near Augusta,
Ark., and brought back to Memphis.
Thompson spent only a- few hours in
Memphis after hisTeturn, being met by
' his wife and physician from Nashville,
Tenn. He left, accompanied by Mrs.
Thompson and the physician, for Nash
ville and since that time no statement
In explanation of hts mysterious dis
appearance has been Issued.
The Missouri Poitland Cement com
pany alleges thatuhe Thompson-Graham
company had various paving con
tracts with the city of Memphis. They
enumerate the paving of Gayoso, Beale
and Linden avenues, Wellington, East.
Broadway and Evergreen streets as
among the jobs.
The plaintiffs allege that for sand.
gravel and cement, which they shipped
the Thompson-Graham company, they
leceived I2.S1S.71, of a bill for It. 452.3(1.
This, they allege, left a balance of
JI,3Sfi&, on the Gayoso avenue job.
The cement company alleges supplies
shipped amounted to $1,301.86, of which
. 1718.16 still Is due on the Linden ave
nue job.
It Is alleged in the bill that the de
fendant company is insolvent; t.at a
check given to the cement company
was not paid on presentation ;it tin
bank.
aii Injunction restraining the raving
eminent from taking out of the jurisdic
tion of the chancery court a grading
outfit, tools, appliances and machinery
was granted when application was made
at the time of filing of the bill.
A call for all creditors to prosecute
their claims against the raving Con
cern, as Is usual In general creditors'
bills, was included in the cement com
pany's bill Wednesday.
SUES CAR COMPANY.
Because, she alleged, a street car on
Mississippi boulevard started before she
clambered aboard. Nettie V. Thomas
filed suit Wednesday for $.1,000 dam
ages against the receivers of the Mem
phis Street Railway company. She al
kged that she was Injured by a fall
tn the pavement which resulted when
iiar started loo soon.
FERRIS LEADS IN
SENATE RETURNS;
GORE FAR BEHIND
Friends of Anti:Wilson Sena
tor Claim He Will Win With
Rural Vote Drys Named
in Missouri. .
- OKLAHOMA CITY, Okhv, Aug. 4
United States Senator Thomas P. Core
was running far behind Scott Ferris,
Democratic candidate for the senatorial
nomination, on returns from yesterday's
state-wide primary as tabulated here
early today. The senator's adherents
predicted Ferris' lead would be cut,
sharply during the day when the rural
districts reported.
The tabulated vote, from 1,138 out of
2,700 voting precincts In the state gave
Ferris 61, 597 and Gore 38,672.
Ferris made Senator Gore's war rec
ord his mil in issue during the cam
paign, .standing on a Wilson platform
himself. 4
Return of the Republican contest
for the senatorial nomination were
drifting In slowly. Representative J. W.
Harreld, of Oklahoma City, on the face
of early compilations, appeared to be
leading a field of 14 candidates. , Re
turns from the 'congressional contests
Were too meager to. indicate a substan
tial leader for any candidate.
GOVERNOR ALLEN LEADS
IN RENOMINATE RACE
'iUl'KKA Kas.. Aug. 4. united
States Senator Charles Curtis and Gov.
Henry J. Allen, Republicans, were lead
ing their respective opponents for re
nominatlon on the face of returns from
yesterday's statewide primary election
as tabulated here early today.
Figures were coming In very slowly,
however, and only a small portion of
the vote had been received. Two hun
dred of the state's 2,488 voting precincts
gave for senator: Curtrs, tj,M9; Kd
wards, 3.076; for governor: Allen, 8,414;
Snow, 5,650.
In the Democratic contest for gov
ernor, which was the only one on the
ticket, Jonathan Davis, of Bronson, was
leading a four-cornered race with
Dempster Totts, of Wichita, second, and
O. T. Wood, of Liberal, and W. S.
Hyatt, of Parsons, next, in order..
Incomplete and .unofficial returns In
dicated that all of the Republican rep
resentatives in congress had been re
nominated. WETS HAIL RESULT IN .
PRUVlARY IN VIRGINIA
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 4 Bv a ma
jority of more than 2,000 votes, J. T.
Deal, of Norfolk, member of the Vir
ginia state senate, yesterday defeated
W. J. Kendriek, of Suffolk, for the
Democratic nomination for congress in
the Second district. Deal's victory is
hailed by the wet political element as
a signal demonstration of their con
tention that the pendulum has swung
back since 1916 when the Second dis
trict voted for prohibition In the elec
tion which made Virginia dry.
The liquor question was the only one
which there was material difference in
the platforms of the. candidates. Mr.
Kendriek, who for 12 years was secre
tary to Congressman E. E. Holland,
was unequivocally In favor of uphold
ing the Eighteenth amendment and the
Volstead act, while Mr. Deal favored
"light wines and beer, made by the in
dividual from grapes and hops grown
by himself, for consumption in his own
home.
DRY ACT AND LEAGUE
FAVORED IN MISSOURI
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4.-r-lncomplete. un
official returns from yesterday's state
wide primary election, today indicate
victories for the league of nations cove
nant, prohibition and opponents of
large presidential campaign expendi
tures. Breckinridge Jxnig, who made I he
race on n proleague and law-eiu'orce-ment
platform, apparently la the Dem
ocratic nominee fur United States sen
ator. On the Republican side the prob
able outcome is doubtful, as Senator
Selden P. Spencer ran strong in the' ru
ral districts, and Dwight V. Davis
polled a large vole in some of the larg
er cities.
John M. Atkinson and Arthur M.
Ilde, both "drys." appear to be the
Democratic and Republican nominees,
respectively, for governur. Hyde wn
among those who demanded the resig
nations of National Cointpittooman
Jacob L. Babler and State Chairman VV.
L. Cole, as a result of their connec
tion with the Lowdcti and Harding
funds, respectively.
NEW RATES TO HIT
PUBLIC AUGUST 26
WASHINGTON. Aut,. 1 Aincrii an
traveling public, and American ship
ping may expect to begin paying the
Increased fans and freight rates au
thorized by Hie Inlet-siate commerce
commission Aug. M, representatives of
the railroads announcing today that it
was planned to put the new rates into
effect on that day.
Previous announcement by the rail
load executives was that the passengei
fare increases would go Into effect Aug
20 and the freight rate advances Aug.
25.
The increased rates, In the opinion
of Internal revenue nu.eati officials and
others connected with the collect n(
federal taxes, will increase government
revenues approximately f litn.lt0ii.4Min a
year through additional revenues from
passenger and freight transportation,
corporation and Individual liiconloa and
various excise levies.
PEACE ATM
HARDING
E,"
S PLEA
re
PORCH SPEECH
G. 0. P. Nominee Says Article
Ten Would Force President
to Caty on War With Or
Without Coscntof Congress
MARli'lV n a,.- j i
., . ' , 1 ' i. decrying ap-
mfdii. e,a38 a menace second
tenLfn'",!T'nL" 5 !"-
1 1' ""-""- mining in nis
i2 d ,ro".t 1"rch Presidential cam-
j; ,VUUy uccmren mat it ne
could choose but one, ho would "rather
muuaiTini ana social peace at
nome than command the international
peace of nil the world.'
He assorted It would be unwise for
tnis country to permit "our activities
in seeking for peace in the old world
to blind us to the essentials of peace
at home." anI.D .t.... . i
can be made to forget the attempted
oi nationality, well and good."
but that "when nationality is surren
dered to internatlonallty. little else
niStrera ami all i- ,i ... l .
, ...... njlprai ts VHIII. 1 IIC
xf,H" WM d""vered to a- delegation
r i i- county, unio, Republicans.
r unit up me . leitKue or nations.
Senator HurHln. Anla-.M I. .- l - . i- -
- - utLioicu ti in vv me
other extreme to a referendum on a
i.iu.oora aeciaration or war. "I em-
UhRtlcnllv .o..a'l 1.a ... 1 A 11,1...
authority other than congress may call
OUr hflV. tn KottlA A..nn.t.. u:,.
truth, why make a covenant which vlo-
mo gooa taitn or nations:
'KlintlOAA ' h minllnii. ".h...
Articlft .V t tttwirru m nf ...A I ..
j, . 0 . , , , v. i iiicu tvito in
agreed upon, and the congress of the
tjtiiieu mates declines to respond. The
executive would be called upon to'carry
on a war without constitutional au-
muriiy or we snould prove our com
pact no more than a scrap of paper.
Wtt ar-m nn th. ,,i A .. v... u .i
.. - ... w,. nun ui uviii sainy mm
honor to hold for ourselves 'the decision
of our obligations to the world."
aeiiaior iiaraing a address, in part,
follows:
"There have come to me, not at all
unbecomingly, the expressed anxieties
or Americana npatnn ),...-.. . .. v. ...
asking our country's future attitude on
i-ntiutmi awaras in me aajustment or
peace. They are Americans all. but
thpV hflVtt a nrmtar nnrf nii,tnl Int...
est in the fortunes of kinsfolk and na
tive lanas. one can not blam them. If
our land is to settle the envies, rival
ries, jealousies ana naireas or an civi-
liaallnn Ihau. .. rl .1 .. , U .
public 'v.'ant the settlement favorable
m me lAiia inim wnicu iney came.
"Rends Citizenship."
"The misfortune Is not alone that it
rends the concord of nations, the great
er the pity it is that it rends the con
cord of ourcitlxenship at home. It
is folly to think of blending Ureek and
Bulgarian, Itallnn and Slovas, or mak
ing any of them rejoicingly American,
when the land of adoption sits in judg
ment on the land from which they
came.
"Oovernor Coolldge spoke the othr
day of the rescue of America from the
reactions of war. We also need to
be rescued from the visionary and fruit
less pursuit of peace through super
government. 1 do not want Americans
of foreign birth making .their party
alignments on what we mean to do for
some nation of the old-world. - W want
Viem t . bo- ltepuOttbn becabse-df
what we mean to (At for the United
States of America. Our call is for
unison, not rivalling sympathies, our
need Js concord, not the antipathies of
long Inheritance.
"Surely, no one stopped to think
where the great world experiment was
leading, frankly no one could know. We
are only learning now. It would be a
sorry day for this republic If we al
lowed our activities in seeking for peace
in the old world to blind us to the es
sentials of peace at home.
"There is another thought relating
to concord so essential to continued ad
vancement. It was said the other day
that the Democratic party meant
especially to appeal to the farmers and
the wage earners, and let America for
get the failure of the world experiment.
If America can be made to forget the
attempted barter of nationality, well
and good. It would be better if we
could forget. But when nationality is
surrendered to internntlonallty, little
else matters, and all appeal is in vain.
"There Is only one other menace so
threatening to the tranquility. That
menace is the appeal to class in de
termining what our government is to
be. r would hold myself unworthy of
your confidence if I spoke an appeal
to either farmers or wage earners, be
cause of their larger numbers. We
wish the confidence of all.
"You said. Judge Taggart. this dele
gallon comes from shop, store, factory,
office anil farm. We could not well get
along without any of them. We must
exchange as well as produce, and we
must teach and preach in order to at
tain as well as acquire.
Would End Regulation.
"There Isn't any governmental part in
fixing pursuit, profession or employ
ment. Perhaps I ought to modify that
and say except during war; govern
ment did interfere for the war and we
want to end that interference. We
want a free America again. We want
freedom at home and freedom in the
world We want to silence the out-,
cry of nation against nation,, in the
fullness of understanding, we wish to
silence the cry of class against class,
and stifle the party appeal to class
so that we may insure tranquility in
our freedom. If I could choose but one,
I had rather have industrial and social
peace at home than command the in
ternational peace of all the world.
"in the study of great world tragedy,
pome one has pointed out that the
world war might have been avoided
If united Germany had adopted that
feature of our eonstilution which gives
congress the right to declare war. Many
advocates of Pacifism think our safe
guards arc not enough, that there
should be a referendum to the people
before war. The other extreme Is
found among those who seriously pro
pose that a council of foreign powers
shall summon the sons of inis repub
lic to war anywhere in the world. I
emphatically agree that no authority
other than congress may call our boys
to battle. Accepting this truth, why
make a covenant which violates the
good faith of nations?
"Suppose that under the military al
lilt'ii'e and Ihe super authority of ar
ticle X, a program of armed force is
agreed upon, and Ihe congress of the
I'ultetl Slates declines to respond. The
executive should he called upon to carry
on :i war wllhout constitutional au
thority or we should prove our compact
no more than a scrap of paper. We
are on the side of both safely anil
honor; we hold for ourselves the de
cision of our obligation to the world.
We have ever played a becoming part in
human progress, we will not fail to play
it In that freedom of conscience and
action which benefits a confident re
puhllc. Men prate about violated ob
ligations to the nations of Ihe earth.
The solemn truth is that our part in
the world war was an obligation to
ourselves, performed in sympathy with
associitied, not allied, powers, and our
splendid part In helping lo win the
war was the armed man I testa lion of
American conscience, not Ihe ItilfiU
nient of a written obligation "
Fair Weather
Will Continue
Fair Wednesday night and Thursday
for Memphis and vicinity is the weath
er forei ast .
The Ml.slslppi river is destined to
fall In (his district for an indefinite
period. The slage of the river Wednes
day morning was 14 1 feet. Indicating a
fall of one-half a foot during the last
111 hours.
STEPMOTHER NABBED
FOR BEATING OF CHILD
"It was 'cause I didn't Vlean up good
enough," Is the story told to Juvenile
court officer by Robertlne Chandler
In explanation of Infliction of bruises
and scratches covering her body from
head to font, oa which her stepmother.
Mrs. Anderson Chandler, was arrested.
The child is In charge of iuvrnlle court.
ltolter tine, a slender child. Is th maid
of all work.-. She told Juvenile court
officers, on being assured that no harm
would come to her, that sm .had to
clean up the rooms of the home at
1:,8 Alalia, and had to wash -dishes.
She says she never had any real pretty
clothes and that her stepmother had
Bilk clothes and other fine things.
-Robertine went to the houses of the
neighbors and begged work. She would
do anything that would earn a few
tients, all of which was taken' by her
stepmother, according tothe story told
In court. Scrubbing cutting of- grass,
housework of all kinds was, sought,
even to canvassing fnmilles two miles
away for employment.
A picture show In three weeks and a
bit of candy and Ice cream was all
the ioy she received In lifi according
to the story told. She to work
hard nd had no time lemunt.
She has two littl- a11 -nd one
brother but the .n.V. are in Mis
sissippi at h- ,.& ..cr's home.
Mrs. t'h"' , .1 arrested, stoutly
denied child. The child
also -i(V beatings at first. The
worn V been stepmother to the
child t four years, and has a child
of her own IB months old. They havs
lived In Memphis only a short time,
coming here from Kdwards, Miss. Her
father Is a carpenter.
Mrs. Chandler was to he tried In
cltv court Wednesday afternoon on a
charge of assault and battery. The
child is tn remain a ward of the juve
nile court.
Hearings On Merchants'
Tax Will Open Soon
Public hearings on the merchants' ad
valorem assessments .will be held In
the city council chamber at th court
house Monday and Tuesday of .next
week. Announcement to this effect was
made Wednesday by R. L. Jordan.
chairman of the city equalization board.
AinmDers or tne Board nave spent tne
entire week thus far in m-ellmlna -y ex
amination of the merchants' ad valorem
assessment books and the remainder
of the week will be required to com
plete this examination.
At the public hearings those mer
chants who are liable for this tax will
have an opportunity to ascertain the
amount of their assessment, tn cases
where an arbitrary assessment has been
made, and if they think that it la too
high proofs can be submitted to th
board to support their claim of over
assessment. . No announced policy Insofar as th
ad valorem assessment Is concerned has
been announced by the board, but In
creases have been made in both the
realty and personalty assessments and
there Is every (indication that the mer
chants' assessment will also be In
creased materially. . .
It is the ambition of the city commis
sion to have the total tax assessment
approximate $200,000,000, and this with
the tax rate of $2 on each J100 will net
the city about 14,000,000 revenue in
taxes.
Cox Considers How
To Turn Suffrage 1
Tide In Tennessee
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 4. Following
a restful night at his Jacksonburg farm,
30 miles from here, Oov. Cox, Demo
cratic presidential candidate, today
faced another busy day In an effort to
clear his desk before his notification
ceremonies' next Saturday.
No engagements for today were on
the governor's calendar, but he ex
pected to give further consideration to
the woman- suffrage fight in Tennes
see. He has reports that present Indi
cations are for defeat of ratification of
the federal amendment by the Ten
nessee legislature and is considering
how he mav help o change th tide.
PONTOTOC, MISS.,
ALMOST WIPED
OUT BY FLAMES
PERMIT TO LAND
CABLE REFUSED
President Understood t Have
1 Disapproved V frlan "for ,
South American Line.
1
WASHINGTON,. Aug. 4. (By the As
sociated Press.) President Wilson is
understood to have Issued orders to
both the army and navy departments
not to permit the Western L'nlon Tele
graph company to land on American soli
,a cable line from the Barbadoes until
permission has been obtained from the
state department. Construction of the
cable from the Barbadoes end is said
to have been started.
The proposed cable line, It was said
here, would extend to Miami, Fla., and
would establish direct communication
between the United States and South
America, eliminating the existing relay
at the Barbadoes station In British ter
ritory. Complaints of unnecessary delay
in messages passing through Barbadoes
are reported to have been made by
American firms dealing with South
America.
Application for permission to lay the
cable has been made to the state de
part mtoit by the Western Union, but
so far as co'uld bo learned' today It has
not yet been acted upon. Officials of
the department declined to discuss the
matter.
NEGRO WOMAN FACES
CHARGEJF LARCENY
Alberta Coleman, negro woman, Mon
roe avenue, was arrested Wednesday
charged with larceny, and officers sav
on questioning that she confessed to
robbing several homes by hiring out
as housemaid and rifling the residences
after a short period of work. Police al
lege goods valued at more than $500
weer found at her home. These con
sisted of dresses, pistols, jewelry and
miscellaneous articles.
A'berta was the llrst on Inspector of
Detectives Griffin's newly established
tabulated list kept on servants who
arc charged with dishonesty.
OKLAHOMA GIRL LOST
AFTER LEAVING TRAIN
SAN' KRANCISCO, Aug. 4. -Search of
the baggage of Alice Miller. 14-year-old
girl, who disappeared at Albuquerque,
X. M.. July 21. on her way from New
kirk, Okla.. to San Francisco, failed
to -reveal information that might lead to
clarification of circumstances surround
ing her disappearance, the police an
nounced today. The girl's effects ar
rived last night, She hail been placed
on Hie train at Newkirk July 20 by
her father, and was to live here here
wilh her mother. Railroad officials
said she had been traced to Alhuquer
que. where she alighted. I'nmbintd
efforts of police of several cities have
failed to obtain trace of her since.
BREWERS ACCUSED OF
LEAVING JOOJVIUCH KICK
CHICAGO, Aug. 4 A list of Chicago
brewers who are said to have violated
the prohibition law by making beer
with an alcoholic content greater than
one-half of one per cent was forwarded
to Washington today by Maj. A V. Itl
rymple, district prohibition enforcement
officier.
"Thousands of dollars in civil taxes
will be collected from owners of these
breweries." Maj. Dslrymplc said
Hundreds of samples contained two
and three-quarters per rent, the major
said.
38 STILLS SEIZED.
I'HARl.KSTo.V. W. Va., Aug I
Thirty-eight moonshine stills were
seized by prohibition agents in West
Virginia during Jul, m I'.irflinK In Ihe
report of tVtnmissloner W. S Mrtll.t
nan, made public yesterday. This Is
said to be the largest number of stills
confiscated In the stste within a simi
lar period of time. The seizures were
made In H counties.
HOSPITALS CROWDED.
CRACOW. Poland. Aug. 4 Thou
sands of wounded soldiers nrp taxing
hospital facilities here, and doctors and
nurses, exhausted by long igiN, are
often dropping beside the npermlng ta
bles. The American Red Cross has
opened an Improvised school fur nurses
and 30ft women htk being given 4 hasty
elementary course.
Sixteen Stores and One Resi
dence Burned, Causing Loss
of Half Million Red Cross
Rushes to Rescue.
PONTOTOC, Miss.. Aug. 4. (8pl.M
At an early hour this morning the most
destrlctlve fire ever experienced in Pon
totoc was discovered In the grocery
store of Karl Miller on Congress street,
ond soon the whole block was in flames,
every building from the - old Baptist
church to the hotel was completely de
stroyed. The Rauch Produce company's plac
on the opposite side of the street
caught and was soon entirely consuwtfdH
lhy fir uaveled. south and every .build
ing on the east side of the street was
destroyed, Including New Albany While
sale Grocery company, J. H. Latham,
grocery: J. O. Smith, general store.
The loss is estimated at J5ou,000. par
tially covered by Insurance. In all
there were sixteen stores and on resi
dence burned.
RED CROSS RUSHES AID
TO PONTOTOC FIRE ZONE
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 4 Julf di
vision headquarters of the American
Red Cross here today sent nurses,'
tents, cots and money to Pontotoc.
Miss., from where requests for aid Were
received early today. The request stat
ed supplies and workers were neces
sary because of a fire which was said
to have ben the most destructive In
the history of Pontotoc county.
No details were given. Pontotoc is
the seat of Pontotoc county in the north
central part of Mississippi.
RYAN SUES EXCHANGE
BOARD FOR MILLION
NKW YORK. Aug. 4. The recent sus
pension of trading in shares of rUut
Motor company stock and the expul
sion of Allan A. Ryan, chairman of the
board of the fctuiz company, from the
New York stock exchange, resulted late
yesterday in the institution of a l.
000,000 suit by Mr. Ryan against the
exchange s board of governors. Service
of a summons nnd complaint was ef
fected upon Arthur Turnhull, a member
of the governing committee of the ex
change. The complaint is said to contain al
legations that members of the board of
governors were In a conspiracy lo re
pudiate their Stutz contracts; that sus
pension of trailing in Htutz stock was
unwarranted, and that Mr. Ryaq's ex
pulsion from the exchange was ac"com
pIsMied hy a "packed Jury '' Mr. Turn
bull's firm was mentioned by Mr. Ryan
In newspaper stories and advert ise
mcnts during the Stutz controversy as
being one of nine firms said by Mr.
Ryan to have been "short'' for them
selves or for their csutomers in the
stock of the Stutz company.
NEGRO IS ARRESTED
ON ROBBERY CHARGE
lamps Cannon, nrgrn, rrv ntly nut of
th slain penitentiary, was iurrstfd
Wednesday and docketed hnrRt'd with
highway robbery. Petertives Carter,
York. Jamison and Taylor apprehended
Ciiiinnn aft or several weeks' search It
In rhanrrd that th black entered the
home nf another necro named (Jreer, on
Looney ptreet, and robbed i the plat e
of several hundred dollars' worth of
valuables. Cannon was ahot in niakinK
bin getaway and later was raptured
While confined to General hospital he
escaped.
Jollce hay that about five years nzn
Cannon shot and killed a nn;ro juve
nile court officer named Hooks. He
was sentenced to the statu prison for
this. Cannon ave his au to the ilrsk
sergeant a-t IS
RUN ON PONZI WANES;
SPECULATORS APPEAR
HiiSTu.V, ug 4.- The run on the
Kxihange Securities ctimpanv, headed
hv Charles t'nnzi. who claims to have
made niillltins hy te:iling tn Internal in -al
reply coupons, dwindled noticeably
today. lYrh;ts a hundred noteiuild.-rs
were on hand to present their claims,
but Ihe long line that Iihs heretofore
extended along the street for a block
or more was missing. Sneculators were
again in evidence seeking to buy notes.
SUES FOR DAMAGES.
Jrantvllle Jones filed suit Wednes
day against Ihe dire.ior-grneriil of
railroads and the Louisville & Nash
IMn railroad asking i,tin dumagcM for
Injuries he alleged were inflicted upon
him on May 7, l!t8, wlvn Ills nuto.
mobile was slruck bv an L. & N, train
at 111 Seventh street crossing.
ROBERTS CLOSES
STATE FIGHT IN
MEMPHIS SPEECH
Governor Ends Campaign at
Lyric Theater With Speech
. to Democrats ot Shelby
County. t
The campaign for the lemocratic
nomination for governor of Tennessee
rams to an entl Wednesday with lov
Kolxrts billed to address voters of Mem
pills at the Lyric theater at 8 o'clock
at night.
The governor came from Kast Ten
nessee to conclude his campaign In
Shelhy county. Wednesday jnormng he
addressed the people ot Colllervllle and
surrounding country. Ait- was met by
1 M. Stratton. J. K. Holmes and oth
ers when he arrived at Colllervllle on
the Southern train.
After the speaking at Colllervllle the
governor, accompanied by a number ot
Memphis friends, came to the city and
registered at the t'cnhodv hotel, where
he was available In visitors until time
for the evening address.
It Is believed that the governor will
carry Shelby county, but a strong fight
Is being made against him bv some of
the lenders of organized labor. The
opposition has been organized for some
time, but the Huberts campaign com
mittee, organized last week, has been
doing effective work among the voters
since It got Into the ring.
The election Thursday will be quite
n affair. The ltemocrats or th state
will nominate a candidate for governor
and a candidate for railroad and pub
lic utilities commissioner. The Repub
licans will nominate a candidate for
?:overnor. The lemocratlc candidates
or governor are Oov .Roberts and
Wiley Crab tree. The Republican can
didates for governor are Jesse M. Lit
tleton, Alf Taylor and Charles R. fcvans
Wcloh Victory Sure.
The Republicans have no candidate
for railroad commissioner and George
N: Welch, who Is opposed by Knox
Bryson, will undoubtedly secure the
nomination and he overwhelmingly
elected in November. Mr. Welch has
msde a splendid official and Is strong
with alt elements In the. party. Ills
stand for the people, during the time
the public service corporation endeav
ored to secure valuable concessions
raised him in the esteem of the people.
In Shelby county the people will elect
a trustee, probate Judge, sheriff and
county assessor. B. H. Crump Is the
Democratic nominee for trustee; Judge
K. M. Outhria Is the nominee for Judge
of the probate court: Oliver H. Perry
Is the nominee for sheriff, and Dave
Wells Is the nominee for county as
sessor. Xone of the candidates has opposition
exdept Wells, who is opposed by W. T.
Condon, the present assessor, running
as . an Independent, and Crump, who
is opposed by Martin Uoyd, also run
ning as an Independent.
Three vacancies in the legislative
delegation will alo be filled In a spe
cial election Thursday. The candidates
are Krank Rice, formerly disqualified
to hold the place because f a state
position: Joe Hanover, also disqualified,
and T. K. Riddick, who is running for
tne piaoe mane vacant by the disquali
fication of John ,ilella. Mr. Rice Is
a candidate, for his old position In th
senate and the others are candidates
for the lower bouse. None has opposition.
ROBERTS' MANAGER SEES
VICTORY IN THE EAST
KNOXVILLK, Tenn.. Aug. 4. tSpl.)
Gov. Roberts will carry Kast Tennes
see by 15,000 majority, his campaign
manager here estimated. Other lenders
have expressed opinion that In Knox
county his majority will be four to one.
Crabtree leaders also express confidence
of victory.
Col. A. A. Taylor will win Republican
nomination by 15,000 majority in Kast
Tennessee, his manager claims, while
the local manager for Littleton savs his
candidate will secure the majnrltv. but
the race will he close In the First con
gressional district because of the Sells
Reece fight.
Friends of Senator John R. Neal have
become active in behalf of his nom
ination for governor on the Democratic
ticket.
Think Man's Arrest
Breaks Up Gang
Of Store Thieves
Police believe in the arrest of Sam
Garrison, alias ".Sweet Papa." negro
docketed on charge of housebreaking
and larceny, that they have broken up
a team of small grocery store thieves
whoseiauls In the past several months
amount to many thousands of dollars
"Sweet Papa'' and Kd Slianklin were
to face city court Wednesday after
noon. Shnnklin has been detained at
headquarters on similar charges several
days and his case continued until Wed
nesday. According to lieteiiives Carter.
York. Jamison and Taylor, the two
blacks broke in Bowers' store No 131,4.
Mississippi boulcvurd, on Ihe night ot
July 4. They tlid not secure any lool
on this ocfiisinn, the officers allege,
bring frightened off
N. Baer. who runs a shoe shop di
rectly across from the store. heard
someone breaking Into the stnrv In Ihe
small hours He suw' two negroes ami
fired four shots at them. So hot was
the fire that the robbers deserted their
auto, rp be used in conveying stolen
goods away.
I'tteitlve Taylor says thai Shanklln
came to the station the next morning to
claim this car. the car which was f"Und
In front of the store Slianklin claimed
tlii- iar was stolen
Support Promised
Firemen's Fund
ri.m.s fnr startitiR a fund Tor thr re
Uff nf Hick or injured tnenit"Tf nf Jh
rrnrKaniif-ri fir1 depart mrnl ;tn '!!
under win and (fi v promise t roi-v-tnsr
the hourly nupport of thr niv of
ficial and nthrrs intrrrMd
J. A Kowjer. one of the voh.ntrrr
firemen, has insuRuratiMl a mil. me to
have all volunteer firemen T irn vrr
their pay eheeks to the new fund. Thl
plan has hern ent huHlaM lea II y reeei ved
hy a lurpe number rf men uln were
inemhera nf the volunteer fun e and pro
moters of the plan bt lieve that with
this money an a n Helens and a nmall
sum assented atra int t he repula r fire
men as dues, together with th. eherkd
uhieh Krateful property owners mail to
th department a neat fund will h
raided in a fh"rt time
Th"- old fire department had a rt lief
fund, hut certain feature nf the old
organi .a inn ill he eliminated in order
thai all member of the fin- department
mav I'eiufit from the relief off. red.
( "ommiKvi'irier John M Kdtfar lending
his a sift a nee toward the nrnr.i.at ton
of the new relief nonet v and his ef
forts together with t hose men w ho
we're 1 limit eei -j are e xpect d to bear
fruit 'n the near future,
ANTHRAX FOUND.
TKX.WtKWA, Trx . A its 4 -tenee
nf anthr.tx anion? Mock on nev
etat plantations tn Miller county, Ark.
ha be n discovered by government vet.
f ritianan', according to a rep1"" h re
today. It was understood here last
night that a considerable area of tlv
(ounty would be placed under (.tiarun
tine tomorrow
HUNT SAFE YEGGS
IN COTTON BLAZE;
FIREMAN IS HELD
I.lkrliliiMxl f Mifp. robbery ninl InrrnrltflHsm w given cnniilder
tlon NeilnoMlay by fire nnl police offirials nftpr an early morning
Mtuc In cotfnn offirr Ht -'- South Vrnnt utrort in which f.l.OOO dam
a was ilonc. II. J. Ilhtxlrri) k, iirwI B2, ity flrrmstn, was detain!
at police station on a rlinrR of larceny growing out of allegations by
Assistant Kire hf Miorc !" IMiodcrtck wns rummaging in s sals
in one 01 (lie line's aner me mimes er extinguished.
ROBERTS WILL
M NOMINATION
BYJIG VOTE
Campaign Manager for the
Governor Estimates Ma
jority of Roberts and Welch
at 25,000. t
Inspired by rrports received from ev-1
fry county In the state, J. N. Klslier,
campaign manager fr (jov, Roberts',
who is a candidate for renominatlnn In
th Hemncratlc primsrv Thursday.
Vednesday Issued a statement In which
nr declared that the majority fm
Roberts and Welch, candidate for rail
road commissioner, would not be less
than 25.OC0.
Mr. Kisher pay" his compliments to
I.uke Le and adds that "It will Im a
cold day In August whn any self-cnn-stltuted
political boss will be allowed tp
lead Anything; In Tennessee but the prrt
cessinn to his own political funeral."
The csmpaifrn has been noted for lis
vile attacks upon the. irovernor, Its
calumnv and slander that have been
directed SKalnst him through the col
umns of Idea's paper. "Dlrtv" Vlrt, a
stool pigeon candidate, for governor, h.ts
been the reputeil source of the vulgar
Insinuations that have been covertly
slmed at th governor, but the caution
with which the statements have been
framed so as to escape tha charge of
criminal libel fives evidence of emanat
ing from the putrid source of so many
other nauseating campaigns in the past.
In his final statement, Issued to ttvs
Memocrats of Tennessee, Wednesday,
Mr. Kisher says:
"The most disgraceful campaign ever
known in this state Is drawing to a
close. ,
"Oov. Roberts has carried his causs to
the people and Is Just finishing one of
the most vigorous campaigns ever con
ducted by a candidate for governor In
this or any other state. He pitched his
campaign on a high and honorable
plane from the first, and he has held
It thej under rlrcumstnnc.es that Were
calculated to try the soul of a man. He
has with great clearness and force pre
sented to the people of the Ktate facts
and arguments that are unanswered and
unanswerable. His apepals havs been
made to the patriotism and the Intelli
gence of the voters and the loyal and
true Demoe-rats have rallied to hl sun.
ish t la Intireaslna numbers dav Iw dir.
until It Is evident that Ills majority will
not be less than S5.000
"At the eleventh hour of the cam
paiRn a little cabal or political Intrig
uers and tricksters, who seek to des
troy the governor because: they cannot
control him, poured a volume of slime
and foul slanders Into the decent homes
of Tennessee where the Tennessean is
read insinuating all manner of vile
things against the governor, hut care
fully avoiding the direct responsibility
of making any definite charge speci
fically against the governor's character
(Continued on l'age H. Column 4.)
Liberalization Of
Dry Act Demanded
By N. Y, Democrats
SARATOGA SPRINGS. N Y.. Aug. 4.
Mollification of the Volstead act, af
firmation of faith In the Iiemocratlc
administration, and indorsement of Cox
and Roosevelt and recognition of the
Irish republic were contained In the
platform submitted to the I'emooratlc
stale convention here today. Mayor
l.unn of Schenectady planned to fight
the wet plank on the convention floor.
The ticket which the leaders wish to
see nominated follows:
Governor, Alfred K. Smith, of New
York
Lieutenant -gevcrnor. George R. Fitls,
of Tompkins. v
Comptroller, tien. Charles W. Berry,
of Kings.
Secretary of state,. Miss Harriot May
Mills, of Onondaga.
Attorney-general. Philip R. Idling, of
Erie.
Treasurer, John F. Hi'aly. of West
cheater. State engineer. I'aul Mcl.eod, of
Washington.
Associate judges of the court of ap
peiils. Abrxm I. Klku.x. of York, and
Kdgar s. K Merrill, of Lewis.
L'nltcd States senator. Lieut. -Gov.
Harry C Walker, of Broome
Other planks called for reorganiza
tion of (lie slate government by con
solidation of existing ri partltu-lil rell-trahz-ition
of authority; creation of an
executive budget system a four year;'
term for governor, belief in the prin
cipal of direct primaries; home rule
for eities. and Mute development of
hydro-electric power.
Mayor l.unn s minority r. port was
Ins I. 34 to 4ti. after which llv platform
its presented whs ,'lilipte.
Mention of president Wilson, Gov.
Smith and Cox ninl ltooevclt during
tlie rending of the platform tas cheered,
but the wet plank ami thai referring
to Ireland received Ihe iiihj uproari
ous applause.
The leagu" nf nations "as Ignored
by platform but it was understood by
the delcgatis that the indorsement of
tin- national I lemivratir platform
adopted at the San Kratiei.-eo eotiv. ii
tioit was ail Indot setnetit of the league.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN .
CHURCH WILL BUILD
Kin lev Cotton comnanv. W. f?.
Knight, cotton faclors. and Roper-FnltS
prtduce company were suffere In tns '
fire. The flames originated In the of- '
flee of the Klnlev company on the third j
floor. v. C. Knight occupies the second ;
floor. '
Ithoderlck. according lo Chief lttoore,
who made the arrest, opened a drswer
in the safe nf the Klnley company and
took some foreign coins. Uhoderlclt
stoutly denies this. saving that tas '
coins were on Ihe floor and he. think
ing them of no value,-picked them up,
Ioors to the safe, which Is of the
regular office type, were open when th '"
fire fighters entered the room. Chief
Moore and Salvage Chief John Fits
morris declared. The safe was locked.
John (!. pntts. in charge of the Klnlev.
company during Vice-President F. B.
Flournoy'a absence, declared Wednes
day when he left the office as 8:30
Tuesday. Totts said he tested th
doors to make sure. He returned an
hour later to put in a long distance
telephone message, and. though hs did
not test the doors, they wers Shut
'hen. Potts says.
Blames Incendiary.
The fire started dlrectlv In front of
thia safe, chief .Moore declared, and .
burned downward. The chief gave cre
dence to suggestion that It was ths
work of sn Incendiary. If the safe was
robbed. Potts thinks. war savings
stamps, between Jmh) and $1,000 in value
were taken. I nese stamps might havs
been taken hy Mr. Klournoy. from tha
safe to his deposit box tielnre the vice
president left the city. Potts stated.
Potts himself had a $100 Liberty bond
in the safe. This was found W'ednes-'
day. as were the firm's papers jutd '
books, with execution of a single an- .
aount bonk. ,
The coins uhnderlck Is alleged to have
taken were South American pieces col
lected by Mr. Klournov during a recent
trip. They are of no value savs
curios. Potts declared.
Rhoderlck was tn face city court on '
Wednesday afternoon. He has been
on the fire department several weeks,
coming on about the time the firemen's
strike occurred. ' He was a member of - f
truck company No. "1, Adams avenue
stanon. He said he came to Memphis
from Chicago about four months ago.
Hts home Is in Terra Haute. Ind.
City Detectives Jack Ward and Bill
Hendricks were detailed to Invastlgata
the safe rohberv possibilities. ' Ther
discount the robbery theory stld saw
that some attache In the Klnlev office
forgot to lock the safe. Rhoderlck
arrest has no connection with th
opening of the safe, officials of both
departments say.
Finley Biggest Loser.
The Finley company suffered ' th
greatest loss. Potts was unable to es
timate this. He said the company had
insurance but didn't know If the dam- '
age was covered. Office fixture and
papers comprised the loss. W. C.
Knight It Co.'s office was water soaked
and smoke damaged. Tha produce com- '.
pan only a few months ago suffered
a fire nd repairs were going1 on when
Wednesday morning's blase broke out.
A fireman' at headquarters first saw
the flames, the burned building being
only a block away. Tha entire third
floor was aflame when ths first of
(he companies responding reached tha
scene. ...
The building Is owned by ths estata
of Mrs. W. T. Norfleet, snd Is covered
by insurance. J. P. Kdrington. under
writer, said. Ldrlngton estimated th
entire damage, offices and building, st
$5,000. Fire Chief Kitxmorrts also gave
such a figure.
The late Brodle H. Klnlev was presi
dent of the Klnley company. He died
several weeks ago. Vice-President
Klournoy teelgraphetT from Chicago that
he will reach Memphis Thursday. Until
bis arrival, the safe robbery theory caa.
not bo celared up.
BRITISH CUT COST BY
BUYING PAPER SUITS
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4 -Great Brit
sin, in an attempt tit lower tha cost
of men s clothing Is' Importing large
quantities of paper suits from Ger
many, the American chamber of com
merce In London reported yesterday
to the department of commerce.
These suits are cut to Kngllsh -styles. ,
the report says. ""and sre of the very
best paper texture. Retailers are sell-
ing the paper garments at from 4
cents to $l,5 a suit. Ijist month 40,00
paper suits were Imported Into Kngtand
ftom Germany via Holland, and ur- .
ther consignments are expected st fre
quent Intervals.
Agents dealing In the suits declars
that bv buying under the present fata
of exchange prevailing between Great
Britain and Germany It is posible for
a man to purchase a new suit each
week and that, over a period of 12
months, the entire 'cost would be less
than the price of one British made
woolen suit.
BATHING BEACH WILL -BE
OPENED HERE
At last the island In the MemphlSv
port, which apparently arose from out
of the river during the high waters of
1H10. is to be put to some use. Cap
tain W. K Wright, who formerly oper
ated the Hustler between Memphis and
Mound City, has decided to maa tha
Island a commercial asset and this
w.. began clearing a roadwav across
the Island with the Idea of establishing
a bathing beach on the western shore..
A ferry will operate across the gov
ernment canal at tlie foot of Court
mcnuc The roadway across the Island
Is bring cut through the willows and
Is practically completed at this time. .
Tiic cantaln Is alsocnnsiderlng a park
lo be- built on the Island and says that i
next year he will probably open a
bathing pavilion with oiher attractions
illere. I
The cotiiegat ion of the Kerb-erficr
Lutheran church is to base a new
ehunii home, plans for an attractive
brick veneer building, with everv mod
ern church facility needed bv ihe con.
gregafion. have ajready been drawn,
Hlid about one-third of ll!" nt;MinK fun. I
has been Mihsct'lhotL A b'lililltig site
has li'o been acquired Tlie flew ebureh
is ex jr. e'ed to cost between $i;0 and
$:'n,ii.'l(l
While the tnetnlierslup u s:ra!!. it i
" 'Ilngly aggressive, and the eliur-n
has been niaUitig great progress this
ear, Tlie Sunday school has gt.ovn
from all a I teroia lice of about lit tn over
f'0. and the Young People's Meittv is
doing fine work. The auditorium of
tlie proposed ti.w ohiaeh will seat be
tween -T.n and .ton people-, mut there
will he n basement floor equipped for
the Sunday school snd yourg pt ople s.
work '
Ke L. II lieinetrio is pastor of the
church, having taken charge last Feb
ruary, after the congregation hail been
without a regular pastor for sonic time
An iee i.t arc soeial is to be given
the young people of tlie church Thurs
day r.lglit on the lawn at 5'4;l M Lemore
avetTue for the benefit of ihe building
fund Tin- young people are making
sper ial iii'rnngement.s to s-rve aulo
fnobilc parties
GERMANS WARNED:
1
I.oMxiN'. Aug. 4. Or. Walter Sim-
ons. Gorman foreign secretary, speaking
it. tlie reiclistag today, declared llast '
Prussia was packed with reactionary ,
troops ready at any moment to take '
(he offensive against the German re
public svs a Berlin dispatch to tha
London Times.
lllllilllll
Twenty-four hours to noon, Aug. 4; "
Temperature
Hour Try bulb. Wet bulb, yumld'y
6T
S3
s'J
64
60
73
1
6S
am. today.
Noon today
Maximum . .
Minimum . . . . i!5
Sun sets lodav 7 n.m.
row Kt a.ni. Moon rises 6: 30 p.m. to
night. Precipitation, none.
rises tomor-
Tenne ssee Fair.
Mississippi -Cloudy. . " , ,
Arkansas Fair, warmer.
AUbnmn Show ers.
Kentucky-Fair.
Ixnitslana Fair.
Oklahoma Cloudy .
North and South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida Showers. '
Kast uml West Texas Cloudy. -

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