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7 Weather Forecast Generally .f air, with little changevin tem perature provable. ( Price ThreeCents ) VOLUME 40. ONLY NEWSPAPER IN -MEMPWI8 SUPPLIED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS ( Price Three Cents ) WITH NEWS OP THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AS SOON AS IT HAPPENS EDlflOfJ SISTER'S SLAYER GUTS THROAT IN CELL AT PRISQN MEMPHIS, TENN., THURSDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 5. 1920. TWENTT PAGES. NUMBER ISC' A. B. Ball, carpenter, 61 Poplar ava- nua, held at county Jill on charga of .murder, attempted suicide Thursday morning shortly after 7 o'clock when, according to Jailer George Reevee, he Jlaehed hli troat with a piece of Jagged tin. Hie condition is such, Dr. L. C. Graves, county physician declares, that the man may die. ' Suffering trom a bullet wound In the back of the head, self-Inflicted, last Sunday, police reports say. Bell may at any time Buffer a hemorrhage. Dr. Graves states. Bell was removed to the General hospital shortly after 10 o clock Thursday morning where at taches were hopeful he would recover. Bell detained pending: grand Jurv ac Mlon following the killing of his sister, Mrs. Sallla Holding, last Sunday night, was discovered lying prone in his cell by a negro trusty. He was not bleed ing extensively, according to Reeves, but It is thought that he made the at tempt at least 30 minutes before found. The jaglar vein was missed by the barest Inaction of an iiTch. Reeves said. The cut was on the left side and about two Inches In length. Dr. Graves an swered the emergency call to the Jail and attended the man. ' The Jailer was at loss to know how Bell secured the tin. He has been confined in a cell by himself and nothing was permitted to remain after hu was served his meals. The weapon Bell used was a short Jagged piece of tin evidently wrenched from a plate. Bell was not unconscious when found.' Reeves declared, hut m a partial stupor. He was not removed from the Jail. This Is the second attempt Bel! has made to take his life within the week. Sunday night after Mrs. Boldlng was shot and killed, the carpenter placed revolver at the hack of his head, po lice reports at the time said, and In flicted a severe scalp wound. At the time of the shooting, which occurred at 372 Union avenue. Bell also Is al leged to have attacked and beaten with a pistol the dead woman's daughter. Mrs. Cora Tacket. n A brother, James Bell. Batesviilc, Miss., came to Memphis Tuesday when Bell was arraigned in city court. Po lice say that James Bell made the statement that Bell had a number ut times attempted suicide. Officers fur ther say that the brother deciarcs A. B. Bell for some years has shown signs of being of unsound mind. CRIPPLED GROCER OF WIDE REPUTE DEAD George M, Chapman la dead. To hundreds of Memphlans now grown X.-arid with families of their own this I news brings back days of their youth wnen as uttia tots tney used to go Into Chapman's grocery at Maple and Manassaa to buy candy and other sweets. , There was probably no other grocer In the city who I. better known , oi better IlkeoNthan George M. Chap, man, N His death occurred at the Baptist .' Memorial hospital Thursday morning as the result of a paralytical stroke. suffered about throe weeks ago. He was 61 years old. Crippled since childhood and forced to travel on his hands and knees. L l2man, bullt "P hls grocery business, starting in a small way about 37 years ago, he proposed until at the time of his death he was the owner ' of the store at 46 Jones avenue. He bouaht the latter place about seven years ago, moving from his first location on JVlHnjlSS&H. Wc is survived bv on"e daughter, Miss Helen Marie Chapman, and two step sons, Glover L. and Andrew A. An derson. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. W! AfeS APPEAL TO COX AND HARDING Constitutional League Asks Removal of Political Pres-. sure on Legislature. f NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. B.-The Tennessee Constitutional league, of which Judge Joseph ,C, Hlggtns, of Nashville. Is president, and Hon. Fos ter V. Brown, of Chattanooga, vice-T-resldent. -tfi a board of directors con s sting of three- Democrats, John .1. Vertreeo. Judga fi. F. Wilson and John W- preen, and three Republicans. Fos ter V, Brown, Judge. C). N. Tillman and Lee Brock, today went letters to both Gov. -Cox and Senator Harding, urging them to remove the political pressure on the Tennessee legislature. The letter to Govv Cox was written by Judge Joseph C. Hlggins, former member of the court of civil appeals, and that to Senator Harding was writ-, ten by Judge G. N. Tillman, who In 1 1S96 polled the highest vote ever iflven A Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee. JAGUE MEMBERS TO REPORT ON FINANCES ations to Present Balance Sheets at Conference. I SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain. Aug. B. (By I the Associated Press.) Representatives of each government participating in the I international financial conference to be .' hel1 1" Brussels Sept. 24, will be asked to present a balance shftt Knowing the actual financial situation of his nation. It was decided at yesterday's ' meeting of the council of the league of nations. All countries will be asked not to issue any more paper monev to avoid a further weakening of f6reign credit. L'fforts will be made to arrive at an equitable arrangement for exchange be tween Germany and Austria and other nations, the monev ot tide former .n. tral empires being regarded as beyond I resrorauory- to Its prewar exchange value. The Invitation to Germany to participate in mis conterence is con ceded to be tantamount to notice Hint she will be accepted us a member of w league or nations. Thirty states win ne RSKeu to Join In the conference, the program of which will comprise four principal subjects, the financial Policies of the different states, exchnnir.. and paper circulation, commercial re lations und the re-establishment of in terna tlonidiredlr AMERICANS LEAVING CAPITALOF POLAND WARSAW, Aug. B. (By the Associated press) Most Americans, except welfare workers and others having business in Warsaw, will have departed from this ;ity by tonight. It was announced hv the authorities. Mere than 200 left for Danzig last night and the American le gation arranged fot 300 seat- reserva sions on trains leaving today. The burse of the American legation depends )on instructions from Washington. , While the Poles have considered the test Ion of a withdrawal of the gov--nment, as yet there Is no official an ounoement concerning the time it will ve or where It will go. There are indications that the government is zing its records. Red-German Pact Agreed On Before Drive, Says Times .i,?DON' Au- 8 Soviet Russia con cluded a secret treaty with Germanv concerning Poland a few weycks before the great Polish offensive began, savs a correspondent of the London Times He claims he has secured the Informa tion from "excellent authority." The treaty. It Is asserted, contained the fol lowing provisions: Russia, without Interference from Germany - would be. allowed to appro- E. lu Jl Bl ,f Polftn5 arms, munitions, rolling stock and foodstuffs -After tha conquest of Poland, 'per mission would be given Russia to send 7 ."".I. of B"ls'evik commissioners into that country to control the export of Polish supplies of all kinds. Russia would then undertake to com pletely evacuate Poland In favor of Ger many, which would hold the country as a guarantee against future credits to Russia and return for German goods and German labor. Russia," the correspondent adds Intends to try to avoid the terms of this treaty by the creation of a Polish Bolshevik army, the first steps in the formation of which are now being taken In occupied areas of Tnlanri wh... Russia withdraws from Poland she will leave this Palish army, permitting Ger- many to take such steps as she can I to face the situation. The Bolsheviki ; are convinced L'ngland will not ma terially aid Poland, and will wage their next campaign against Rumania, in Bessarabia." Roberts' Crowd Claim Runaway NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Aug. S. (Spl.) IRoberts headquarters issued th follow ing statement at 1 o'clock this after noon: "From reports received from a goodlv number of Middle and West Tennessee counties at noon. Gov. Roberts is mak ing a runaway of the race. Reports from over Davidson county indicate that Gov. RobertK will carry the county, though we have a hard fight here." COX AND HARDING KEEP UP EFFORTS FOR RATIFICATION Democratic Nominee Promises Additional Steps in Tennes see Fight While Opponent Sends Telegrams. DAYTON, O., Aug. B. Additional measures to bring about ratification of the federal woman's suffrage amend ment by Tennessee wero promised to day by Gov. Cox: In what avenues his efforts would be put. forth the nomlneo did not state, but he said that he would make no further moves immediately. He held another conference today on the Tennessee situation with Mrs. Ab bey Scott Baker, of the National Wom an's party. Gov. Cox today personally inspected a test of the sound amplifier which will he used for his acceptance address next Saturday at the Montgogmery county fairgrounds. The governor said It car ried the sound of. a watch tick hundreds of yards distant. Assurance for "Cox weather" next Saturday was given to the governor to day by the local weather forecaster. No disturbances, except political, were in sight, the. govinor was told. HARDING WIRES PLEA FOR SUFFRAGE SUPPORT MARION, O., Aug. 5. Further Influ ence for ratification of the woman suf frage amendment by the Tennessee leg islature was exerted today by Senator Harding In telegrams to Republican and suffrage leaders at Nashville. To State Senator John ('. Houk, chairman of the Republican state com mittee, the nominee wired as follows: "With the approach of a decision by the general assembly of Tennessee on the matter of ratifying the suffrage amendment to the federal constitution, I would like to be advised as to poll of Republican members. I cling to the be lief that the Tennessee Republicans are In a position to serve botli party and country by effecting ratification. We will w.'l'ome adviqe as to whether I can aid In securing'thls act of justice to the women citizenship of our nation." He also sent a telegram of encour agement to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National Suffraga asso ciation, in response to a Joint appeal for help trom her and Mrs. George Kort Milton, president of the Tennessee League of Women Voters. The message to Mrs. Catt follows: "Yrjur telegram ecelved. No dis couragement is voiced from here. On the contrary, we are continuing 10 en courage the Republicans of the Tennes see general assembly to join cordially in tne errorr. io consummate lamo.,..,",,. Senator Watson, of Indiana who came to Marion yesterday to see the nominee, tsuued a statement today de claring that George White'R Detection as Democratic national chairman had helped cement President Wilson' hold on the Democratic nominee. a ., ' ' , Immunity Demanded By "Crank" As Price For Return Of Babe PHIL.ADK1.PHIA, Aug. b. "The Crank," disclosed as A,ugust Pascol, of New Ori-tra, N. J., refuses to reveal the whereabouts of little Blakely Coughlin ' unless he is granted im munity !; the kidnaping. He is bartering now to exchange the child, stolen from his parents' home in Norristown June 2, for his freedom. He is said to have g"ne so fftr as to admit the lli-months-old baby is hidden in Atlantic. City. A woman, long suspected as having a part in the kidnaping, looms up afresh today. An acquaintance of Pasrol's while he lived here says he knows J'i:s col has a woman friend. The state po lice and postal agents are now on l,er track and believe she has the child. Pascol only rcceptly bought a farm at New Gretna irhd drove from this city in a motor car last Thursday to take possession. He Is said to hae taktn three or four rifles and a quan tity of liquor to the New Jersey farm. Pasco!, the police learned today, opened an account with a I'hilndelphi.i hank on June 21, four days after the fairer of the kidnaped child had placed J12.000 in a hiding place near his homo. The first deposit was $1,000. Later larger sums were added. MAN IS ARRESTED FOR ATK UPON 10- -OLD GIRL Identified, police allege, by a 10-year, old, girl at tha man who lured her to a fleM on South Parkway and criminally assaulted her, C. A. Rowell, aoe 24, 352 East Trigg avenue, Thursday was held on such charge In tfte city prison without ball. Rowell gave his occupa tion as nmroad fireman. He was ar rested late Wednesday shortly after what officers charge was another at tempt to Induce a second small girl to a lonely spot for the same purpose. Rowell stoutly denies his guilt and maintains that he Is the victim of mistaken Identity. He was, Inspector of Detectives Griffin declares, picked out from a line of prisoners In the sta tion Thursday, by his alleged victim The victim is an orphan girl, and lives on Carr avenue. The alleged affair oc. cureed seven days ago. f The inspector further charges that Wednesday afternoon- Rowell was iden tified by the small daughter of J. H. Hadden. McLemore avenue, as tho man who endeavored to get her to go with him. The Hadden girl did not heed ad vances to entice her from her home. Complaint had been received bv the detectives of the first affair. When Rowell was haled to headquarters of ficers communicated with 'the Carr ave. nue home. Thursday the llttl girl came to the station and was shown Rowell in line with about a half dozen other prisoners. Inspector Griffin- de clares the child said her assailant had red hair. She first was shown Rowell with his hat on and later bareheaded. He has red hair. The man then was docketed. Last Thursday, the inspector and De tective Billy Carpenter rhaVge, Rowell accosted his alleged victim and a small boy, on Bellevue boulevard, near Asa lla avenue. He offered, the police shv. to give them 60 cents If they would show him to a number on the extreme southern end of Bellevue. Both ancom panled the man, the officers further say, but the boy was gives a nickel to remain at; a grocery store while the girl went on. After starting Into a house which he thought "was empty Rowell. Inspector Griffin declares, took the child into a field at B'Uevue and South Parkway, where the alleged of fense occurred. The penalty In Tennessee on convic tion of such charges as Rowell faces Is death In the electric chair. First arraignment of the man will take place Friday when he Is to face city court. Chief Griffin says Rowell was unem ployed. Day Capt. Conny Hough Wednesday afternoon on telephone request of Mr. Hadden that his daughter had been kidnaped, dispatched Officers McGaha and Bryant to accompany the complain ant in an auto in search of the kid naper. Rowell was arrested at South Fourth and Georgia avenue. Hadden had a description of the man given him by several people who. saw the conver sation with his daughter) He liolnted out Rowell. The latter then was taken to the Hadden home, nnd, police say, the girl declared he was the one who offered her a $5 note to accompany him. CABLE SHIP WILL BE HELD AT SEA British Vessel Chartered to Lay South American Wire Ordered Detained. 5SASSINS KILL ' SPANISH MARQUISE MADRID, Aug. 5. Count de Salva lerra, former civil governor of Barce lona, and his wife, were gravely wound ed, and his sister-in-law. the Marquise de Lejares. was killed last evening at , Valencia by five men who fired a vol ley of pistol shots Into the carriage in ' which the three victims were riding. The announcement of the crime, made by tho minister of the Interior, states ' that tha assassins were trade-unionists. ,The count, while governor of Barcelona, as an opponent of tho trades unions leclarlng them Illegal. The assassins leaped. .VIANNIX MAY NOT GO TO ' IRELAND, SAYS PREMIER ,' LONDON, Aug. 5. Premier Uo4 Scorge, answering a question In the (house of commons today as to how the (government proposed to deal with I Archbishop Mannix, Australian prelate, on his arrival, said the government de ' cislan was that the archbishop should ; lot be allowed to land In Ireland. Such I steps would be taken as were deemed I necessary to make tne accision eliec- tlve, tne premier auoru. "I'LL TAKE IT," COOLIDGE TELLS VISITING G. 0. P. LEADERS LITTLE INTEREST SHOWN BY COUNTY IN TRIPLE BALLOT Shelby county' Thursday was In the throes of a triple election, but there was comparatively little Interest being taken In any one of the three. The Democrat and Republicans were stag ing a statewide primary for nomination of candidates for governor, railroad commissioner, congressmen In some dis tricts and lesser state officials. The Democrats of Shelby county are holding a general election for the purpose of naming a number of county officials. The polls opened In the city at 9 o'clock and were to close at 7 o'clock, while In the county precincts the polls opened at 9 and were t close at 4 o'clock. The voting places were the same for the three elections, but dif ferent sets of election officers were In attendance and different ballots were used In each. In the Democratic primary Interest centered chiefly in the race for gover nor and railroad commissioner. Gov. A. H. Roberts is opposed by W. R. Crab- tree, while George N. Welch, member of the state, railroad or public utilities commission, irom tne ftiiiiuic Tennes see district, is opposed by Knox Bry Soh. -, Republicans of the state have no candidate for utilities commissioner, but the gubernatorial candidates are Jesse M. Littleton, Alf A. Taylor, Chaa. R. Kvans and J. Q. Katun, of Memphis. Th first thre waged active cartumlgns throughout the state, but Mr. F,aton has done nothing but file his petition. The Democratic nominee selected will be opposed at the general election in November by the Republican nominee. County Offices. Governor Coolidge accepting nomination. This picture of Governor Coolidge was taken at Northampton, Mass as ho nrormed lsiting Republican leaders who had corns to notify him of his nonilna. ion for vlce-presidenf that he would accept the honor. More than -n nun he rTmoni?.V uiatln'f,lMl"-'d Puljl 'n Northampton to witness apparently is determined to dominate tne primary. Some question of the k- f The general election for countv of fices is to name a probate Judge, sher iff, county trustee, county assessor, members of the county obard of edu cation and constables in various dis tricts. V. M. Guthrie, probate Judge, had no opposition and Oliver H. Perry, the Incumbent of the sheriff's office, was also without opposition. K. H. Crump, county trustee, Is opposed by Martin Boyd. while W. T. Condon, county assessor, was opposed by the Democratic nominee, G. Dave Wells. One state senator, atid two members of the lower house of the general as sembly for the special session of the legislature were to be named. Krank Rice, former state senator, is a candi date to succeed himself for the special session. Joe Hanover, tnemb.ir of the lower -house at the 191!) legislature is also a candidate for ru-clcclon. while 1. K. Itiddick Is a candidate for the I scat tormeriy held by JuCgu John Gal ella. The race for the Democratic nom ination for governor has t llei ed but little Interest in Shelby county, but in Middle Tennessee Ihe old factional differences have been renewed and the personal element has entered Into the contest. Accusations and counter-ac- cusations have been made In the clos ing nours or the camimign. Gov. Roberts has been attacked on the various measures which lie has espoused during his in months In the governor's office, and his enemies have left no stone unturned to encompass his defeat. Organized lubor throughout the state Is said to be. bitterly opposed to Gov. Roberts, and their forces have been organised to a great or less de gree to throw the weight of tlu-ir or ganization ugnliisl him. Both Campaigned. Both Gov. Roberts and Crablren have campaigned the slate, the governor ex plaining the operation of too tax laws and winning votes wlu-rever lie lias been heard, while Crabtree and his sup IHjrters have declined to meet the gov ernor for a Joint discussion of tlin is sues, but have contented themselves with attacks on these laws and prom ises of their repeal If Crablr. e is elected. Gov. Roberts brought his cam paign to a close In Shelby countv on Wednesday, delivering three speeches two in the county and one In Memphis at the Lyric, theater. Crabtree hus not seen fit lo speak be. fore a Memphis audience, but his sup. porters have perfected an organization in Shelby county and have been active In his behalf. The NunpartlMan club, compose! of members of organized labor, lias held numerous meetings, at which plans were perfected for opposing Gov Rob erts at the polls. George N. Welch, candidate for r.nl road or public utilities commissioner, has waged a very active campaign for re-election against Knox lirysun, Crab tree supporter arid commissi. n.-i- r agriculture under Gov. Rye. In the county general f lection intertst cenuiud In the races for the office of county trustee and countv assessor. Boyd has predicted bis elect ion le- :l large majority, but flrends of Cmnm predict that the reverse will be true. That the countv assessor's mce u ill lm close Is conceded. Co don Is hu expe rienced politician a, a veteran of many campaigns. V las defended Un charges of iriconipc(r :y Hnd unfair as sessments made air' at him in detailed statements to the', ,ers. Wells Is one of the most popular poli ticians In the countv. and Inn :i spelndid record as a city official. He, too, is a veteran of many political bat tle.s. although he has never 'before fexed himself for election to a lucrative public office of consequence He has made a thorough canvass of the entire county and his friends are prrdlcilng a largo majority for blm. 1 lie Republicans of the countv, while holding a primary, are divided hiiimhk the mselves. The Lily White faction is understood to have declared that It will not participate In the election, bu ttle black and Tan faction, which me! decisive defeat at the Republican tin -tionul convention In Chicago recently, gallty of the election board has been brought In. but the Church-Settle fac tion Is apparently undeterred, while the Lily Whites state that they will take no part whatsoever In the election. Only jne lone negro appeared at the voflngplaoe In the courthouse as an election officer for the Republican pri mary. None of the other officers of election had put In an appearance at 11 o'clock and no voters bad appeared. Reports received from the various wards and precincts throughout the city during the morning Indicated that the Republican election officers generally had failed to put in an appearance and that no election would be held. Threats of arrest If he permitted anyone to vote without alx officers be ing present to hold the election failed to bluff tha old ncjiv on duly at the oourthouse. He continued on the Job and expressed the hope that the other officers would appear for duty some time during the day. Courthouse Quiet. ' , The election lltenillV ' 'puC busWriilf if the Sheihy county oourthouse out of the running Thursday. Not a case was filed In chancery or circuit court dur Ing the morning. 'The probate court clerk s office not being open, The only scene of activity was at me Washington street side of the low er floor of the courthouse the polling place In tho Second precinct of tho Second ward. Less than 25 votes were cast fn this precinct before noon. Judge D. B. Puryear and H. O. True, of the Shelby county election, commis sion, were on hand early to see that election officers got nallot boxes. City offices displayed the "business n usual" sign Thursday, Members of the administrating long ago determined to take no part in politics and have exerted their every effort to Insure strict ad herence to this ruli. The office of the city treasurer was perhaps the busiest spot In the city hall. Payment of city realty taxes be gan and a stream of property owner were on the Job earty and continued throughout the day. Members of th city equalization board, however, en Joyed a holiday. , Work on the city's merchants' ad valorem tax assessment will be resumed Friday and completed during the week that public hearings may begin on Monday. SAYS IRISH WOULD GIVE SAFEGUARDS TO BRITAIN BELFAST. Aug. 5. "Provided the th dependent status of Ireland Is recdg nlzed, irishmen will be prepared to fur nish International guarantees, properly incorporated in a peace tteaty, to safe, guard the strategic Interests of the British empire." This, according to the Belfast Tolr. graph today, is a proposal for peace between the Sinn Fein and the govern, ment which wan forwarded Sunday nlghi to Premier Lloyd George. The intermediary, Who has been en deavorlng to nrrange for direct negotia tions between Arthur Griffith, founder of the Sinn Fein organisation, and the government, is declared by the news paper formerly to have been a member of an Internationally known Lister firm OREGON GROWS. WASHINGTON. Aug 5 Oregon has a population of 73, :':. an Increase of 16 4 per cent In the last 10 years, ihe census bureau announced today. The state's increase was not so large nunicr really as In the decade ending with lain, but It was larger than that for Ihe dec ade ending with llinn. The Inrreasp In numbers was lin.fi'.'li. Ihe third largest numerical increase in the stale's his lory. , Oregon's rate of Increase is larger than that of Georgia or Debt ware, the only two other slates whose lfl20 census has been announced. Geor gia's Increase va 10.9 per cent and Delaware':! 10.2 per cent. MIAMI. Kbu Aug. 6. The British ca ble ship Colonla, chartered lo lav the South American cable from Miami lo Bnrbadoes In the British West Indies, will not enter American waters until permission Is granted hv the state de partment at Washington, according to advices received today from the British ambassador, Htr Auckland Geddrs. by A. H. Hubbard, British vice-consul In Miami. Huhhiird was Instructed in a inns coue atftiimeu inim rne umunssH dor to take command of the cable ship and to keep It outside the three-mile limit until further instructions from Washington. Wireless connection has not been es tablished with the Colonla. which left Newport News several days-ago. but It Is believed the ship Is off the Florida coast. The United States destroyer 1,".5 Is held at the municipal docks lo issr ine nrixisn vice-consul io lire ..o lonjja. CABLE LAYINgTo WAIT x INTERNATIONAL POWWOW WASHINGTON. Aug. E. eW, ninem officials today awaited the result of orders issued ty President Wilson to prevent the landing bv the Western t'nlon Telegraph com pan v at Miami, Fla., of ita newly laid cable irom Bar badoes. Two methods are being relied upon by the government lo prevent landing of the cable prior to the International communications congress, which con venes here Sept. 16. orders have been Issued by the navy department at the president's direction, to destroyers no off the port of Miami to prevent the landing by force If necessary. The state department has requested the British embassy to inform the captain of the ship chartered by the Western I'nlon company, the British steamer Colonla, that such a landing would be violation of American law. ALLIED CAPITALS FEAR WAR AS RED HORDES ADVANCE SUGAR DECLINES. SAN' FRANCISCO. Aug 5.Kugar continued Its downward price course v hen allotments of refined sugar to Job. hers were made yesterday by the Cali fornia and Hawaiian and W'eslern su gar refineries at the price of $(! n, hundred pounds. This is a reduction of ccnis per pound from the last allot-ment. PEACE SOUGHT. MKXICO CITY. Aug. Provisional President oc In Huerla has sent a com mission to Kstcban Cantu. governor of Lower California. In an effort to ills suade that official from continuing his revolt against ihe federal government. Hopes aie entertained by the provis ional president that the conflict can be settled without bloodshed, according to the I'nl'ersal. DISARMAMENT URGED. GKNKVA, Au. Entente nallons are called upon to end the "era of Hun garian reaction" hv compelling Hungary lo observe the disarmament terms of the St. Germain treaty. In resolutions adopted unanimously by the socialist longres?. in session here, ycsterlav CITY TREASURER DEAD. RICHMOND, Vs., Aug. 5-James B. Pace. S3, city treasurer, and one time Rlchmond'a wealthiest citizen, died to day in his homo here. NERVOUS INVESTORS WITH PONZI DWINDLE BOSTON, Aug. 6. Hardly mort" than half a hundred holders of Charles Ponsl'e notes, calling for 50 per cent Interest In 90 days, appeared today at the hour for reopening the offices of Ihe Securities F.xchange company. In addition to ,hls evidence that the run, which began ten davs ago, was vir tually over, there was noted a marked unwillingness on the tltrsvof noteholders to deal with speculators to buy their Claims. In the early days of tho run specula tors bought hundreds of notes, usually at a 10 per cent discount, and then took their place In line and cashed them In. One speculator claimed to have made a profit of llt.ooo In a single day. PHELAN RETURNS TO ;FIRE DEPARTMENT ratrick, Ik. Phelan, 19Tr'cowden ave nue. vetbran fireman, who quit his Job on the department at the time of the firemen s strike, surrendered his union card Thursday, made application to x "iiMiimnioner r.ogar, ana was reinstat ed In his old position. Phelan Is the iirsi ot-rne srriKing riremen lo be re InslatcM in the Memphis department. He Joined the fire fighting forces of me uiy in ram, ana was assistant en gineer of engine company No. . until the time of the walkout. He Is also secretary of the Firemen's Relief asso ciation of Memphis. FERRIS' LEAD IS CUT TO 25,000 BY GORE OKLAHOMA riTv rLi, ... k Representative Scott ' v.i'J ,i-..'.j hld his lead today over Thomas P. ,. , . ll'11' '"c reriominatlon for lulled States senator in Tunuiuv r, mary election. However, friends of the senator de clared they were greatly encouraged over a late trend In their fcivnr whi.-h i . . j i. ,, . . . ir,i,nT,i rerris lean rrnm vi mi ,rt 2:,nnn, with 600 precincts still to' be rc- porieu. LEAGUE SUPPORTER NAMED IN MISSOURI ST. LOI'IS. Aiiif K will, ,,nrri..i..i Incomplete returns from about 50 of 114 counties, and St. U,ln, in the state, wide primaries civini Itr,-w.nri,i.. I.ong a majority of 14.241 vdtes over former Federal .rnrt n..nn- w n.u.i the cloest of Ilia Globe-Inmocrat, Independent lteiiuh. Mean paper, by which the vote was com piled, announced todiiv thKt Long will win ihe Iiemncratlc reniitorial nomina tion with a plurality which may exceed Long campaigned on a lcucne of no tions and law enforcement platform, Priest, untiles gue snd wet. CANAL TRAFFIC SETS NEW ANNUAL RECORD WASHINGTON. Aug. 5 Conimerei.,1 traffic through the Panama canal set a now record In the fiscal inr en, lie. June 30. last, according to offlelsl ports received here A total of 47n commercial craft with an aggregate ton. nage nt s.sm.uui) made the transit, pav ing more than to.inn.raio In toll und other charges. All expenses of opera tion snd .rnalntrnHnce will not imyn Sfi.H.'iil.iHln. Ihe report said. Indication a surplus of $'.'.1511.000. This is nearlv five times the previous record surplus. The report explained, however. rh:,i the canal could not be said to hav made a profit since no consideration had hern taken of (Merest charges oe Investment, nor of depreciation of plain and equipment. TRIP AROUND WORLD OF RUSSIAN TOTS RESUMED SAN FRANCISCO, Auk &. The km ond lap of the long sea Journev from Slbrria to Fctrngrnd was under'akcii today hv TSi; refugee Russian children when the Japanese liner Yomel Ma.ru. (haltered by the Ai.ieriean Ited Cross slid designated the Children's Ark.' weighed anchor In San Francisco hay and .'-ieainerl for Hit- Panaum canal 'Ihe rhililreii arrived here Monday anil were the guests of the city and the Red i 'pc--', chapters for tnree days. They obtained their first concrete inipref,. sions of America on sightseeing trips, in the i ity pstks and pla grounds Gifts of tovs. fruit and candy ere showered upon them during I belt- M:iv. The children, several of whom were said to he offspring of nobility, became separated from their parents early in the world war. They were sent Into Interior Russia during the several revo lutionary movements. (By the Associated Press.) The steady march of the Russians upon Warsaw has areated a situation which is causing grive anxiety In Eu ropean c a o Ita is. Some exoresslons go even to the extent of comparing It with that of August. 1014. The allies are making representa tions tn soviet Russia In aid of Po land, tht British note dispatched yes terday being now described In some quarters as In the nature of an ulti matum, although allegations that it cort lned a threat of war are not con. firmed In authoritative Quarters. The Russlsn emissaries now In London sre reported to have recognized the grav ity of conditions and to be urging their government to halt the Russian march In Poland. Efforts by the srmles of the Polish republic to stem the tide of the Rus sian Bolshevik invasion which threat ens Warsaw seem to have been futile, snd Qreat Britain, according to the Matin, of Paris, has taken steps to mobilise rapidly two divisions for ear. vice In Poland. Brest. Lltovsk, the Isst bastion In the permanent defenses east of the Polish capital. Is In thl handa of tha soviet armies; and Lomia, an Impor tant railroad Junction and strategic base to the northeast, and Kovsl, northeast of Brett-Lltovsk, have been given up by the Poles, West of Brest-Lltovsk, the Poles still hold the great forts that have made that city one of the principal fortresses of Eastern Europe, but soviet troops have been flung across the Bug river fsrther to the northwest, and It would appear this move will compe) a retire, ment of the Poles from their defenses. The Runrlans are advancing In eche lon nfler the tscllca adopted by Gen. Mackensen when he led the German armies In the great Dunagco campaign during the world war. and the Poles are repeatedly being outflanked and forced to leave positions they have held for davs against frontal attacks. The Polish armistice commission leaves Warsaw for Minsk today to meet representatives of the Moscow govern ment to arrange an armistice und be gin peace negotiations. There are many reports' of allied ac tion to stop lh advance or ihe Rl sbeviki or to come to the uid of Poland. "SITUATION GRAVE AS IN 1914' SAYS OFFICIAL LONDON. Aug S. (By The Associated Press.) Among British officials and diploma Is of other nations here, un. disguised anxiety Is fell over the Russn Pollsh situation. One high official said; "The situation la as grave as that in August, mi." THIEVES GET TOBACCO. Thieves klcki-d In the back door of the restaurant of Joe Seraflnl. 335 Mon roe avenue, Thursday and removed to liacro valued at $250. Officers who in vestlgated found no trace of the robbers. BRITISH MAKE READY TO AID POLES, MATIN HEARS PARIS, Aug. 5. Great Britain" has taken'steps to mobilise rapidly two di visions for service In Poland, according to the Matin, which adds that plans for the. transportation and revletualing; of this force have been prepared. .Nego tiation between France and 'Gaent Britain for fbe purpose of devising means for aiding. Poland are being pushed actively, other papers assert. and tne bureau Which has been ikruidat- ing war stocks has canceled certain previous engagements. REDS AVERAGE SIX MILES DAILY IN WARSAW PUSH WARSAW. Aug. 5. I By the Associat ed Press.) Russian soviet armies driv ing against the Polish lines defrndlng Warsaw are maintaining nn average progress of six miles a day in the di rection of this city. Thev are being held In the south. however, and In some places sre being lusneu pack Irom the districts east or emberg. which Is one of the nhelctlves of their present campaign. lodays official statement IKsued st general staff headquarters declares the Poles have retaken the town of Iirodv. near the Galicuin fronlier, and have forced the Bolsheviki hack Inlo Russia In the region of Radsivlov, northeast of Brody. American aviators fighting with the Kosciusko squadron are battling against Gen. Itudennv's cavairv and infsntrv along tho Sereth river, where the so viet forces had not made any headw-ay. Parts of this squadron were engaged all day yesterday near Mikllcje, where they met Cossacks and llolshevlkl Infantry. The losses suffered by the cnemv In this district were vrrv heavy, today's offirial statement saving l.sou llolshe vlkl were killed arid large numbers were wounded. , Poland strained every ounce of her reserve power yesterday lo checkmate the Bolsheviki In the game on the re sult of which depends the fate of the new republic. Men In whose hands rests the desllny of Poland assembled at various conferences throughout the day, and taking a leading role In all decisions Were the tlrltish, French and Italian missions. Munitions recently unloaded at Dan sig by the British were arriving during the day and tank, rifle nnd artillery from France were rushed to the front. French officers are arriving dally to act as 'technical advisers at the Polish general headquarters. In Ihe prepura- office last night. Polish forces have I evacuated Brest-Litovsk, but hold tho forts west of the river Bug. and far ther south the Poles have evacuatea Kovcl nnd are withdrawing to the line of the Hug river. The Polish government has asked the members of the Franco-British mis sion to return respectively to Paris and Iiondon. lay the real situation In Poland before their governments, nnd give their opinion as regards suitable aid. REDS CROSS BUG RIVER IN DESPERATE BATTLE PARIS. Aug. 5 Russian - Bolsbevf 1 forces have crossed the river lug ft I 1 wide front northwest of ,Brtt-Lltrt t I where a great battle is being fouglUoi ays a dispatch from Warsaw quoting i an official statement issued at the Polish capital last night. n ihe northern sector of th front, where the soviet armies have been ' plunging ahead In an effort to reach . the corridor connecting Poland with., the Baltic, the Poles are said to "have won loyal success. The utatement, which rove'ed the events of yestr- day. would seem to Indicate the Bolsh evlk advance In the region of Mlawa, ha been checked, temporarily at least.' In th Sewth region river sector. East ' ern Oallqla, the Poles have been ue ccssfui, it is said. BRITISH EXPECTED TO BLOCKADE BOLSHEVIKI t,ONTON. Aug. 5. Statements print ed bv extremist newspapers here that Great Britain has threatened to de clare war against Soviet Russia If tho Bolshevik advance Into Polsnd i not balled, have not been confirmed lit authoritative quarters. In military quarters here the viev is taken that the allies' principal weapon against the Bolsheviki, if It Is decided to opposo them, will be the blockade, and that the Pules will, if possible, be given supplies. ALLIES TO SEND HUGE WAR SUPPLIES TO POLES LONDON. Aug. 5 The Kvenlnir News learns that the government today considered the Polish situation nd that "large quantities of war material are to be sent. Immediately in concert with France.". ...... "There 1s no Intention on tha part of the allies," the newspaper adds, "to ' depart in the slightest degree from their position regarding Poland. The Brit, (sh government may have to call for volunteera within the next few day (to ard in the preservation of the Ver- ; sallies tnratv.) It would be possible for the war office to Bend four division within the next few weeks, two divis ions immediately. Steps are being taken to mobilize the navy, hut the cab inet has not yet definitely decided." There was no h'tup in the fighting, i HXVTA'filTl Ert3S particularly along the northeastern nn 1 ' i i s I iatijl eastern sectors where the soviet force were gradually moving towar 1 War saw. Negotiations for sn armistice seem to have stimulated the Bolsheviki, who. with the exchsnge of notes be tween the Warsaw anil Moscow gov ernments, began their drive with new vigor. Newspaper of this city still were confident and expressed great hopes in the volunteers now facing the enemy. Some wounded men from these detach, ments have already arrived here, many of them being hoys who left school when the country railed Its men to arms against the soviet armies. Russian HolsheviU forces have reached uetrov. 611 miles northesst of Warsaw and 2'i miles southwest of I."M1H. l.ornza. an important city about 7.", northcHst of Warsaw, wh:i taken by the Russian llolshevlkl after being de fended many days by I lie Poles, ac cording to an advice to the foreign VI M Rises to- "GENTLEMAN TRAMP" SEEKS BUDDY HERE "WANTED A gentleman vagabond, who has plenty of courage, no respon. Ibllities and Is not afraid of work, to make tour of South America and thenee to South Sea islands. Object adven. ture; salary what you can earn on tha rosd; transportation a stalwart pair of legs. Apply by letter only. Care Hotsl Oayoso.' The above Is an adeitisenietit that could be placed by R. I. Thomassnn who hails from Greenwood, Miss., and who la In Memphis for a few days at Hotel Gayosu In quest of company for his tour Thomasfon Is parthular lie has been able to gainer a small share of the world's good- and now proposes a real hunt for riches. He plans the trip to South America and elsewhere as an advent urr He has been engaged tn farming and as a mechanic but has turned aside from these pursuits with something, that offers a bit more cx- 16,000 Merchants Asked To Attend ' Big Local Session 1 . .- 4 P. M. Birmingham, secretary of the Cotton States Merchants' association, announced Thursday that the final plans for the seventh annual three-day convention which convenes In this cltjr Aug. 10, 11 and 12. are completed. Ev erything Is In readiness for the grand opening and a banner attendance la predicted. ' Letters were mailed "Wednesday to lH.iniO merchants and planter In tho trl -state territory, together with a com plete program of events that will take place during the convention, asking that thev be present on all three days. There will be something doing every minute. Mr. Birmingham said Thurs day, nnd there will be some sort of amusement tnat will be suiteq in every particular man who attends the con vention, and in this way everyone will be able to enjoy himself to the fullest extent. Fair Weather J Again Forecast Fair Thursday night and Friday In Memphis and vicinity Is the weather prediction. Not much change will be noted In the present temperature. The Mississippi river Is still acnea- , uled to fall indefinitely In this district. The river gauge Thursday mornlnn was 1.1.4 feet. Indicating a fall of one- half of a foot during the last it hours. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS FOUND IN TRASH PILE Between S00 nnd t!N0 In war aav- Ings stamps, missing Wednesday fol lowing the fire st 22 South Front street, was found In a Pile of trash In the alley In rear of the building Thursday. The stamps had been In a safe of tha Flnley Cotton company. Twenty-four hours to noon. Aug. S: icinpcra.ui'e - Mou" nr- hulb. Wet'i'b. Humld'v ip m. yes day 85 ' 73 7 a.m. today 7t 70 Neon today . 83 II Maximum ...S7 Minimum 7 J Hun sets today :5S p.m. morrow a:u a.m. aioon rises 10:07 p.m. tonight. Tennessee Fair. Mississippi Cloudy. Arkansas Fair. Alabama Cloudy. Kentucky Fair. Louisiana Fair. Oklahoma Unsettled. North and South Carolina, GeorgU and Florida Cloudy. Last and West Texas Unsettled. cltemeiu than milking cows and chop ping cotton. I nder (the program arranged, ha plans to start on his trip by a gentle manly hike to New Orleans, where he will try to work passage. Traveling la lonesome, he says, unless vou have company and therefore he is looking for a ,-hap to g.i along Thomasson ia about years old and his parents live in Mississippi. In explaining his stipulation that ap P'ications must be made by letter only, he says he does not want to be wot. ried by a lot of cranks and that ha has asked the hotel people to keep them away. In stuting qualifications for his companion, he. even has said that hu would consider any person who wished to start on a real trip and who wanted to discover a practical way to beat old "Hi Cost" In comfortable vaga bond travel. Thomasson beara several letters of Introduction and vouching 4 for him from people in Mississippi. stW!lv-, f""