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Cloudy, with, show- ers probable; temper ature moderate. . ( Price Three Cents ) VOLUME 40. ONLY NEWSPAPER tw MEMPHIS SUPPLIED BY ASSOCIATED PRKSS - jCSSk' S (HPrice ri ree Cents") aw r m ' t imit a? WITH. NEWS OV TUK UAYIJGHT HOCKS AS SOON AS IT HAPPKNS n Hi 1 aria tf If EDITIOH "HONEY GIRL" BIG PUZZLE WITH NOTE AS IDENTITY CLEW Falline into a SWOOn when nnlir rn Wednesday to question her, "Honey Girl," unidentified woman who was picked up Tuesday night suffering from amnesia, for some time Wednesday forenoon was unconscious. Physicians were hurriedly summoned and gave treatment. The woman showed no signs of regaining normal condition at once. ' Police and detectives Wednesday went to the room where the woman, was confined. They were to question her regarding her identity. When they stepped through the door "Honey Girl', rose from her bed and fell to the floor in a dead faint. Detective Sercrejtnt Tkmemn ""'' imurs questioning 'the wnm. All WednPRriaV miM-nlnar Imturmn. a Phyicln, in an effort to Bain her confidence. He says the wom an, when shown a pohotograph of a man which the police found in her ef- fects begins to Bob and call for "Oscar." He also says that she told him "Oscar" was either an electrician or a me chanic. "Oscar" is believed by the po lice to be the woman's husband. Jamerson asserts the woman's condi tion resembles greatly cases of shell shock he has seen. He says she de clares that all she can recall of her home is of having seen "pine trees and children." When police officers first asked her Wednesday to let them take her photograph, the woman at iint aemurrea, tnen consented, ask ing for a hand mirror and comb to ar range her hair. The photograph was made Wednesday afternoon by Lieut. Paul Wnggener, of the police identifi cation bureau. The .case 1 one of the most nuy.1ine that has come to attention of officers in months. "Honey Girl was picked up Tuesday night in a rooming house on South Main street. She was minus coat and hat. When brought to head quarters she was unable to tell offi cers her Dame or give any clew as to how she might be identified. V There is no charge against "Honey 'in. tine is in the police matron s . teharge pending further Investigation. sThe woman when she was brought to the station was wearing a blue silk skirt and waist. She has dark eyes and dark hair. In her possession was a letter, evidently written some time ago. to a man, probably her husband. It was addressed, "My Dear Husband," and warn signed "Honey Girl." The con sents Indicated that the man had left the woman, for the-communication, evi dently never mailed, called attention to someone's sudden departure. It said nothing had been heard from the man. Police were inclined to follow two theories. One Is that the woman is suffering from a lapse of memory brought on by worry over the disap pearance of her husband. Some mem bers of tha force said she was "stall ing." Inspector of Detective Griffin was of the opinion tbp the woman knew more than she was divulging. The In spector Wednesday 'said tho Woman was i 38 years of age, according to her ap pearance. He said she was very pretty. Considerable jewelry was In "Honey Girl's" possession when she was brought to headquarters. Night Captain Conny Hough Tuesday night (received a telephone call from a South Main street house that a woman had entered (the place and was acting . strangely. Officers were sent there and found VHonyrlirl" with her head on a table In a half stupor. There was no '. evidence of drugs or other stimulants. RAILWAYBIPLOYE'S WEDDING SURPRISE Employes of Frisco commercial of fices were surprised Wednesday morn ing by the announcement of the mar riage Tuesday night of Miss Lillian Mvers. stenoitrat)her In the division pas senger agent's office, to M.A. Kernodle, Wynne, Ark., who for tne past year 1 been employed in the automobile Industry at Akron, Ohio. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. P. Hamilton, pastor of the Missis sippi Rnulevard Methodist church, at the parsonage. Mr. Kernodle retuined from Akron Tuesday. Mrs. Kernodle was on duty at the Frisco offices as usual Wednesday, but she will spend ( 0e week-end with Mr. Kernodle s par I eats at Wynne, and later tho young cou ple will take a honeymoon trip through Kaslern Tennessee. EXPECTS UTILITIES ASSESSMENT FIGURES Mayor Paine expected Wednesday to he given the public utilities assessment f'gures and thereby enablp the city ad ministration to ascertain definitely how much revenue would be derived from this source. Al Robinson, of the stare tax commission, was in Memphis Wed nesday and some weeks bro told the mayor he would be able to furnish him with the commission's assessment of Shelby county public utilities. Robinson had not conferred with the mayor at noon Wednesday, but a visit from him was expected some time dur ing the day. Robinson called upon O. Pave Welis, county assessor and con ferred with him during the morning. More Showers, Scotfs Forecast The weather forecast for Memphis and vicinity is cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with occasional probable showers. The Mississippi river Is scheduled to fall in this district for several davs. The stage of the river Wednesday morning was 12.9 feet, Indicating a fall of .2 of a foot during the last 21 hours. avenue, - . LOSES P0CKETB00K -.J;C. O. Dugger, 876 Saxon Wednesday told officers he w his pocketbook containing about $20 in cash, union cards and two railroad passes, when he left a Suburban street car Tuesday night near his home. He remembers being Jammed .by a crowd "vof several men us he war nrnarlnv in Letter Is Clew To Identity Here's the litter which police found upon the mysterious "Honey Girl" when she was taken to the police station and Is regarded at the principle clew to her real Iden tity: "My Dear Hueband Where In all this wide wor'd are you? I am to uneasy. Three weeks and no word from you. Surely you have not left me without some word of explanation. I am nearly distract, ed. Quess I will go off some place wnere you can't find me. Always mi " your wife. HONEY GIRL.' MEMPHIS, TENN WEDNES V !A .EUNOOxN, SEPTEMBER 8, 1920. LOWREY WINS AND WOMEN HAVE RIGHT TO CHEW, SAYS JUDGE KANSAS CITY, Sept. 8. A woman asked W. H. Scott, recently appointed polceman how to reach an address last night. Scott told iter. "Thanks," said the woman, and, reaching into a pocket of her coat, took out a plug of tobacco and bit off a chew. Scott arrested her on a charge of disturbing the peace. In municipal court this morning Judge John M. Kennedy dismissed the case. "If women may vote, why shouldn't they chew?" Inquired the Judge. W. D. YERGER KILLED AT PATCHINGS, MISS. CATCHINGS, Miss., Sept. 8. (Spl.) W. D. Yerger, 41, was shot and killed as he alighted from his automobile here late Tuesday. W. E. Varnell, 48, sur rendered after the killing and was car ried to Rolling Fork and placed in Jail. He refused to make a statement. The cause of the shooting Is not known. Barber, Slugged, In Serious Condition J. N. Beer, barber, who has been in a semiconscious condition at St. Jo seph's hospital two days, after being mi. in me nrau una rooDea, Wednes day was reported as In a serious con dition with about even chances to live. Beeler had made no statement rela tive to being slugged In the head and robbed and left lying on Arkansas street Monday night, according to hos pital attaches. Officers were investigating the case, but had no clews. Man Killed When TeamRuns Away " NEWTON, Miss., Sept. 8. (Spl.) D. G. Leslie was thrown from his wag on here yesterday when the team ran away and was killed Instantly. Three others in the vehicle with him were unhurt. MAYOR OF ARKADELPHIA, ARK., GETS GOOD JOB PINE BLUFF, Sept. 8. (Spl.) J. J. Kress, a railroad man with long .years of operating experience and mayor of Arkadelphla has been appolned super intendent of the railway department of the Arkansas Light and Power company with headquarters here Mr. Krt.s formerly lived here when he was trainmaster tor the Cotton Belt railroad 2" years ago. During the world war Mr. Kress was In the transporta tion service of the government aiding in facilitating shipping of war ma terials. CONGRESSMAN FISHER RETURNS FROM FRANCE WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. (Spl ) Rep resentative Fisher arrived In Washing ton today after a six weeks' tour of the battlefields of France and the territory now occupied by the army of occupation in Germany. Among Interesting places visited were Coblcni, Verdun and Ro magne. While In Germany Mr. Fisher paid a visit to Col. Allen Greer, of Memphis, now with the army of occupation. He will leave for Memphis tomorrow after noon. VISITOR HELD UP, Wash Brinkley, of Joelton. Tenn., com plained to police Tuesday night that he had been hold up and robbed by two negroes while walking In an alley be tween Main and Front streets. The blacks, according to Brlnkley's com plaint, relieved him of $800 In cash. Polite had no clews to the blarks be yond a description furnished by the victim. MAKES GOLF RECORD. riNE BLUFF, Sept. 8. (Spl.) Guy Busenberg established a record at the Pine Bluff Golf club Saturday when he made No. 4 hole in a drive of 150 yards. BELIEVE DEAD YOUTH MAY BE MURDER VICTIM Working on the theory that John nie Engler, 16-year-old circus follower, may have been murdered by a train man, who shoved him off an Illinois Central train, Sheriff O. H. Perry and deputies were busy Wednesday Inquir ing into circumstances surrounding the death of Engler. The body of the lad was found early Tuesday alongside the 1. C. tracks near Woodstock. Two theories are presented by the sheriff In his investigation. The first is that a biakeman shoved the youth from a rapidly moving freight train I vNl'1ere,y causing Injuries which resulted "V death The seeond Is that Kngler attempted to board a moving freight train to steal a ride, missed his hold and was dashed to death. Alf Luttrell. 16, companion of Eng ler, Who followed the llagenbeok-Wallace show from the boys's home In IXansville. Ind.. to Memphis, now Is held in the county jail for Investiga tion, pending outcome of the sheriff s )robe into the cause of Kngler's death. fclierlXf Perry said Wednesday that ho Is satisfied that Luttrell knows noth ing about the killing. But, owing to the fact that Luttrell last was seen with Kngler, and that Engler waa known to have been paid off Monday night by the circus, yet had no money in his Dockets when bis hodv was found, Luttrell is being held. Numerous deep gashes in the head testified to the cause of Englcr's death. But whether he was shoved or fell to the ground Is the matter the sheriff hopes to learn. Engler and Luttrell determined to quit the circus after the Memphis per formance Monday, according to Lutt. rell's story. They walked to Wood stock, vhere they hoped to hoard a northbound freight to return to their home. En route to Woodstock, Engler decided to return to the circus and left Luttrell. He says this waa the last time he saw his pal alive. Engler's body waa burled late Tues day In the potter's field, but was ex humed Wednesday and sent to Kvans ville to relatives by Thompson Broth ers, undertaker I RANWNJN LEAD Vardaman's Congressional Se lection Defeated in Missis, sippi on Early Returns. JACKSON. Miss., Sept. 8. (Spl.) nciurns receivea up until mis morn ing In the second primary In the First ami necona Mississippi congressional districts Indicate a defeat for the Var- daman forces and a victory for the Wilson administration in the evident selection of B. O. Lowrey, of Blue Mountain, over Hon. A. C. Anderson, of the Southern Sentinal at Ripley. J. leads Congressman R. 8. Candler, of Corinth. Mr. Rankin's majority on latest returns is 4uu wnne Lowrey 11 leading Anderson by 1.175 votes. Heavy rains throughout the day Drougnt out a ugnt vote, less man 14, 000 votes being reported in the First district early Tuesday and less than' 1,000 in the Second. Mr. Anderson made a direct fight on the Wilson administration and the league of nations, while Mr. Lowrey espoused the league and backed up the Wilson administration. The result of the contest for the nomination for the circuit judgshlp was in aouot mis morning, me candidates are Judge E. M. Smith, Judge W, A. Roane and Judge Falkner. LOWREY CARRIES C0M0. nCOMO, Miss.. 8ept. 8 (Spl.) Not withstanding that the biggest rain of the season fell here today, there were C14 votes polled at this place, Lowrey receiving 11$, and Anderson 8. The rain kept maany from getting to the foils as this box usually polls about 36 votes. CLOSE IN LAFAYETTE. OXFORD, Miss.. Sept. 8. (Spl.) With five boxes to be heard from, the vote in LaFayette county gave for congress: Lowrey 6S9, Anderson 635: for circuit Judge, Faulkner 650, Roane 295, Smith 88. TUTWILER FOR LOWREY. TUTWTLER, Miss., Sept. 8. (Spl.) The election for congressman of this district here yesterday resulted as fol lows: Lowrey 62, Anderson nine. VOTE IN TISHOMINGO. 1UKA, Miss.. Sept. 8. (Spl.) Unof ficial returns show Rankin has carried Tishomingo county by 850 majority. Turner Turns Over Money Taken When Cops Raided Store Following the serving of an Instanter subpoena upon John W. Turner, sec retary to Commissioner. Edgar, of the police department, Wednesday, Turner turned over to Mike Cohen, deputy clerk of First criminal court, $70. alleged to have been taken by the po lice as evidence from the cash register in the grocery (tore of Sam Pera, 324 Mill avenue, Friday, when Inspector Bee and other officers arrested Pera and two negroes on charges of operating a policy game. , , The subpoena was served upon Tur ner by Charles Garibaldi, chief deputy of Sheriff Perry's office, following ac tion instituted by Attorney Charles Walsh, representing Pera. Pera alleged that after he had been bound over to the grand Jury that the money was not turned over to him by the police." The subpoena called upon Turner,, to appear at once before Judge J. Ed Rich ards, In First criminal court, and pro duce or reveal the whereabouts of the money. When Turner turned over the money to Cohen, he stated that It had been held at the police station in an envelope without any name upon it and also that he had other money in the safe at the police station, which had noth ing lo Indicate to whom It belonged and was therefore being held until rightful owners could be ascertained. Inspector Bee, according to Turner. Identified the money as that taken from Pera's place last Friday. Pera waa Indicted on a charge of gaming by the grand Jury Tuesday. SHRINERS LEAD BRISTOL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION BRISTOL. Tenn., Sept. 8. (Spl.) La bor day here was featured bv the great Shrlner ceremonial, In which more than 1,000 Bhrtners from Knoxvllle, Roanoke and other points, participated. The downtown district was snlendidlv decorated, more than 8,000 pounds of nags ana otner decorating material hav ing been used. The principal features marklnr the day's c elebration were the baseball game between Shrlner teams, a Parade headed by the mayors of Bristol and the famous Katim band: the ceremonial at the tabernacle on Commonwealth street: the band concert, and the great Shrine ball, held at the warehouse of Com monwealth street. STREET CAR FARES GO TO 7 CENTS IN PINE BLUFF PINE BLUFF S'ot. 8. fSnl.)Th.i city council adopted the ordinance per mitting the Pine Bluff company to raise car fares from six to seven cents. 8chool children will be sold tickets that makes the fare five cents when books of 59 sre bought for $! 50. Others may buy tickets at six cents. An Increase in light rates was also granted. Charge? Poles Maltreat Jews NUMBER 215. PINE TRr RECOLL CHILDREN ONLY iCN SHE HAS OF HOME r WOMAN OF MYSTERY .iTJ1lS.l8r.,h. f1 P?IP? photograph of the "mystery woman." being de nhntJhCl 71JflMi headquarters who calls for "Oscar" when shown the 55Si fp? f "l11 found J" her effects, who sobs when Rhe sees the man's P- SK?ph. " d Wh-. "w.TJ th?. on,Jr recollection she has of her home is of eee hX t,r,h.n.nl,c,iIMrn- ,ftiPr siffned "Honey Cirl" and addressed to ner husband was found upon the woman. ; 85 RECALL PETITIONS ARE BEING CIRCULATED; FIVE MEN GUIDING MOVEMENT Facta regarding the recall petitions being circulated against Mayor Taine and the four other city commissioners are gradually lcnklna out. It was learned Wednesday that a meeting of the executive committee "f five men, who are the moving spirit behind the petitions, will be held before Friday, at which time the definite time for formal pre sentation of the petitions will probably be decided. The exact hour and place of th! meeting is being carefully guarded as is the name of the five men composing the executive committee of five. O In addition to the committee of five an attorney has been employed to pre sent the petitions It Is known and the recall papers will be presented to Uty Clerk pashby. The time of presen ration will be within the next aeven days, according to one man on tho In side, who refuses to allow his name to uonu, MacSwiney Said To Be Brighter Though Weaker LONDON, Sept. 8. Terence Mac Bwinfy, lord mayor of Cork, entered today on the 27th day of his hunger atrlke. Reports from Brixton prison, where he Is incarcerated, said he was a Utilo brighter this morning, but weak er and more exhausted. It was added be had passed a fairly good night. A bulletin Issued at noon by tho Irish Self -Determination league, with regard to the mayor's condition, said: "The lord mayor suddenly got much wenker. The doctors are very anxious and have forbidden his relatives to con verse wuh him." ' 11 PRISONERS AT CORK REFUSE FOOD 29 DAYS CORK, Sept. K. (By the Associated Press.) This Is the twenty-ninth day since the 11 hunrer strikers in Cork jail first refused food. Sean Hennessy, in, of ualllngarry. Limerick, and Thos. Donovan, of Kmly, Limerick, are said to bo suffering severely. Hennessv has blood poisoning of the leg and Donovan an abscess of the mouth. Since Thurs day last when the prisoners refused to permit the jail doctor to visit them, they have had no medical attention, be ing cared for by nuns. The correspondent of The Associated Press called at the Jail yesterday but was refused permission to see the pris oners or evn Interview the prison au thorities. The warden at the gate, which he opened sufficiently wide to reveal soldiers with rifles and machine guns inside, explained that only rela tives of tne prisoner:, were allowed to enter. Cork jail Is an ancient stone Pile. A machine gun peeped through the narrow window commanding the entrance. On the tower, rising from the middle of the Srison, was a soldier with a rifle, ayonet fixed, pacing up and down. Every evening a crowd cithara In front of the jail, surrounding a Driest wno says tne rosary. Then hymns and binn rein range are sung loud enough to reach the straining eara of the prisoners In the Jail. ' , is. ' -.f- 1 SIR STUART M. SAMUEL. Sir 8tuart M. Samuel is at the head of the British commission which, after Investigating Jewish conditions tn Po land, placed the entire blame for the bloody pogroms upon the Polish govern ment The report brings shocking de tails of brutality displayed by soldiers in persecuting the Jewish population, and cites numerous ease where Jewish women were stripped naked and flogged mercilessly without cause. Recess Appointment Is Best Offer That Democrats Can Make Indications that Republican lawyers and politicians in West Tennessee are preparing, if they have not already done so. to communicate with Senator Lodge and other Republican leaders to pre vent the confirmation of the federal judge of the Western district of Ten nessee in ine event appointment should be made by President Wilson, came (o light Wednesday. The activity of local Republicans, based upon their confidence in the election of Sinator Harding, in all probability will prevent anything but a recess appointment. It is understood that the principal applicants, including those moat likely to secure the Indorsement of Senator Shields and Senator McKellar. will not agree to accept a recess appointment. Before the adjournment bf the last congress Senator Lodge announced on behalf of the Republican that there would be no more confirmations by the senate. The election will be held be fore the congress reassembles in De cember, if (iov. Cox Is elected the Re publicans may not niRiit uMin postHjn Ing confirmation. 1f Senator Harding Is elected It is reasonably jertaln that no federal appointment will tie con firmed until after March 4. 1S21. For thin reason it Is not believed that the senators will Insist upon an Immediate appointment of the federal judge unless the applicant they Indorse Is willing ta take the chance of merely serving a recess term. A total of SS netitlnns rii hin culated in the city, according to this ""J". He eays thai 15 of these to were called in Tuesday morning by tho ex ecutive committee for inspection, and that a totalLor more thnn S Hfio num.. tUuH.rt-tr!-Ti petitions. These- kiiLioiim, uer oetng inspected, were returned to the men handling them for more signatures. This same men, who seemed to know pretty much everything fherti Is to be known regarding the petitions and therefore may be one of the executive committee, said Wednesday that while ho could not definitely state from first hand information that more than . 000 signatures have been secured, he believes that this Is not too high a figure as he has received reports from many of the men carrying the petitions around in city wards which would In dicate that this figure was even too conservative. While the committee of five men Is in charge of the recall work, there are many subcommittees aiding the leaders The man on the Inside" Wednesday estimated that a total of !50 men were on these various subcommittees, either working to secure alleged evidence against the mayor and commissioners or seeking tnore signatures to the re call petitions. Another man "on the Inside" Wednes day waa authority for an alleged state ment that one of ts five city commis sioners had Tuesduy told a man be lieved to be one of the prime movers in the recall plan that If the petitions had sufficient names attached and were in good leral shane whn t,ra..ntu.i i,n. all the present commissioners were de- lermineu not io go into court to fight the plan, but would immediately enter a campaign for re-election. This man "on the Inside," further stated Wednes day that the commissioner he said had made this statement asserted that onlv mree or tne rive commissioners would run for re-election, saying Commis sioner Johnson and Commissioner Kd gar would not seek to be re-elected but that Mayor Pslne. Commissioner Shan non and Commissioner - Allen would make the race sgaln. When questioned Wednesday the rtiv commissioners all refused to discus's such a report, asserting Mist the time was not yet ripe for disclosure of what probably plan they would pursue. One commissioner branded as false any ru mor that a commissioner had conferred with any man believed to be one of the prime movers In the rem-nii ni.n and further stated that no commissioner had authority to snv what. If any, plans had been formed bv the t.rnnf city government In the event the pe. iiiiuiia wrr. ire!M?nien. ARMSTRONG YET TO APPEAR AT OFFICE Walter P. Armstrong ritv niifim.v who was-scheduled to reach Memphis Wednesday from Chicago. hn not reached his office t noon. Mnvnr raine has awaited the arrival of Mr. Armstrong for several davs In order to determine the city's action In the gas sit mil Ion. The financial analysis to he made hv F. tl. I'rontt hurt not l.on pi., , the mayor at noon and no time h:,ii tw-n ft for Its appearance at city ball. ' J. P. MULVIHILL DIES. J. P. Mulvihlll. aierf :.i vuru .ha Tucfday afternoon. Funeral services wl'l lake pli'co from the parlors of Mc Dowell A Monteverde ihe hour to k announced later He Is survived hv liSa widow, two daughter. Mr iN,.'r sr Narowlta and Mts Oladvs Mnlvihin and two sons, J. p., Jr., and Harry M Muivinni. GEORGE GIBSON WILL MANAGE '21 PIRATES PITTKBCRQH, Sept. 8 Barney Preyfuss. of the Pittsburgh National league club, announced last niqht that he had signed Ueorge Oibson. pres ent manager, to manage the team next season, CALIGULA WINNER OF ST. LEGE STAKES DONCASTER, Eng.. Sept. . The St. Lever stakes of .6nn run here to day, was won by n outsider, ("allgula. owned by r. O. (loruldas, quoted in this morning's betting at 20 to 1. HuNDR IN QUAKE- MANY TOWNS WIPED I Large Section of Italy Laid Low by Violent Earth Tremors Between Florence and Modena. ROME. Sept. I Several hundred per. sons lost their lives In the earthquake at Klvissano. and many more were In jured, according to a dispatch to the 1 ribuna from Massa. As reixrts from the stricken region comes In over faltering wires, extent of the disaster seems to grow and there is a possibility that the damage done was much more serious than at first be lieved. 1 The territory violently dlslurbrd seems to he loenge-shaped, with Florence at the southern apex and Mo dena at the northern end. It extends along the F.tmrlan coast and runs over the Appenlnes eastward for up ward of 100 miles. In this district there sre many popu lous towns, and no tidings have been received from any of them. There Is every indication the shock was severe, and reports from Ihe cities In the tone show that buildings crumbled beneath the strain of tho convulsion of the earth. At Flvtaxano. a town of 17,000 Inhabi tants, neRr Carrara, almost every build ing was damaged and many wer; com pletely destroyed. Among the collapsed structures Is the postofflce, in the ruins of which Is the entire staff. Soliera, In the province of Massa Ma rltelma. and Monti, nearby, were par tially destroyed. Rivrrsano, Fornl and Montlgnore are reported in ruins, while In Marina and Carrara many structures have collapsed. At Vlaregglo the church of St. Paul was destroyed and at Castel Franco di Hotto the celllngof a church was shattered. Panic prevails at Lucca, and from Cavinana and Limestre come reports of lives being lost. At Vailla Franca, In Lunigiana, an entire family was burled In the ruins of its home, and the village of Vigetta was destroyed. Serious damage was done In the Frig nano district, where houses collapsed, and at Frasslnero, where a number of houses fell. Plevepela and Kant An drea were badly damaged, but the num ber of victims has not been ascertained. ITALIAN KING OGES TO SCENE OF DISASTER P1BA, Italy. Sept. I (By the Asso ciated Press.) King Victor Kmmanuel, with his suite, who came to this city immediately after he received news of Ihe earthquake In this vicinity, this morning visited districts in Tuscany, affected by the shock. The earthquake shock hers was pre ceded by deep rumblings and followed by vertical and horiiontal earth trem ors, which lasted IS seconds. The population, terror-stricken, fled from their homes, women and children shouting snd weeping. The squares of the city soon were filled, but a ma jority of tho people fled to the field. The hands of the clock in the tower stopped at 7:65 oclock yesterday morn Inf. Bells In the various steeples were ret ringing by the disturbance. Persons in camearai square at ine time say they saw tne rsmoua leaning tower per ceptibly oscillate. Klectric wires were short circuited In various buildings. Bt. Michaels church and Bt. Mathews' church were dam aged. Other churches suffered less se riously. The news received here from Flvls r.snn Indicates a crave situation there. At Pontedera a boy 1 years old died from fright. A band of rescuers left for that city. COX FIGURES ON G. 0. P. CLEVELAND QUOTA ADMITTED i i ii i "-- .-i.il ., BULLETIN. CHICAGO, Sept. 8. United States District Attorney Charles F. Clyne, announced today that information about presi dential campaign expenses has been submitted to him by E. H. Moore, Gov. Cox's representative, at the senatorial investigation of the campaign expenditures. Mr. Clyne said he was not ready to announce what action may be taken on this information. Mr. Clyne said the question of perjury in the testimony of certain witnesses at the senatorial hearing was brought up. Mr. Clyne and department cf justice represirrtaives attended the committee hearing today. V CHICAGO, Sept. 8. Gov. Cox's "quota" figures On "the amount the Republicans sought to raise in Cleveland, Ohio, v. ere substantiated and an admission made that the national commit tee had sought to raise more than Georgia's $2S,000 quota when the senate committee ' investigating campaign expenditures re sumed its Hearing today. Twenty-four hours lo noon Sept. 8. 1 emperuture - Hour. DryHulb. Wet bulb. Humidity p.m. yes day "d si 7 a.m. today. . 70 9 kj Noon today . . "5 ' t Maximum ... 74 Minimum 61 , . Sun sets Way 17 p.m.; rises tomor'.' row S 3I a m. Moon rises !:27 am Precipitation I Inch. Tennessee Showers. M i sslssl ppi , Showers. Arkansas. Showeri'. Alabama. Showers Kentucky. howci s Iouislana. Cloudy. iklahoma. Cloudy. North and Bouth Carolina and Florida. Showers. East and West Texas. Cioudy. LATE REPORTS INCREASE NUMBER 0FQUAKE DEAD LONDON. Sept. . Messages from the region affected by Tuesday's earth quake In Italy ay the damage was heavier than at first netievea ana tnai the number of dead and Injured dis covered Is Increasing hourly, according to the Exchange Telegraph dispatch frnm Rome todav. The Spexla district was especially hard hit. The towns ot wuercia, wo lassa and Tarasco were wiped out. Ap parently not a single town escaped dam age. Everywhere, the dispatches report, the population Is camping in ths open. POISONED ALCOHOL IS FATAL TO SEVEN Only One of Eight Arsenal Em ployes Expected to Survive. BALTIMORE. Md.. Sept. The list of fatalities among civilian employes of Kdgewood arsenal resulting from drink ing poisoned alcohol was Increased to seven today by the deaths of Nelson Lucius, of Rochester, N. V., and James I'svis. of Sslishury. Md. Michael O'Leary, of Baltimore, the last one of the known victims, is expectea to re cover. He was reported as improving today, but was too weHk to talk. Thus far the military authorities at Edgewood have been unable to find out where the liquor came from because of the refusal of the men to tell whore thev got it. An official board of in quiry will be convened al Kdgewood today. SALE OF STILLS IS TO BE RESTRICTED WASHINGTON", Sept. I. In an ef fort to end Illicit distilling of Intoxicat ing liquor, the trraeury department today decided to tighten regulations smiind the sale of still and add an other check to Its means of tracing oewn their users. Manufacturer of stills are required by the new regulations to report all sales, the names of purchasers and lo cations where the stills are to be set up Cntll the manufacturer ha complied with the new regulations he Is not prrmitted to ullow the still lo leave his wareroom Such sales can not be con cluded until a permit or certificate has been granted by the local internal revenue authorities. TICKLE SANDERS TO MEET PADUCAH FIGHTER rADLCAH. Ky . Sept. 7. Carter Os burn, Pndueah lightweight boxer, will meet "Tlck'e" Sanders. Memphis, at I'versburg. Tenn., next Saturday night. The bout will be staged in the Dyers burg Athletic club. Train Hits Auto; 1 Killed; I Hurt CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Sept. . Fred MeOree was fatally injured, and Floyd Smith seriously hurt at Hale Creek this morning when a freight trsln on the Southern struck an auto mobile In which they were driving at a grade crwslng. The men were rushed to Chattanoosa but MeCre died on the operating table. Smith's leg and shoulder were crushed. He Is not rxpecled to live Dudley 8. Blossom, one of th leaders In the Cleveland fund-raising drive, tes tified the Cuyahoga county quota was fixed at HoO.fifJO. although the testi mony of Fred W. I'pham, national treas urer, fixed the goal for the entire state a MiKl.OOO for the national committee and t'BO.OOO for state purpose. C. W. McClure, of Atlenta, Oa., said Mr. I'pham sent C. F. Taylor. A paid field worker, to him last month with S letter slatlt.g Ibst Mr. Tavlor -a elegated to raise more money In that state. Mr. McClure quoted r. .1. C. Stockbrldge of Atlanta, who ssHisted him, ns saying Mr. Taylor had told I. Stockbrldge he wanted to raise 125,000 in Atlanta alone. Mr. rllossom said thev artuallv raised 174.000 in Cuyahoga county and Mr. McClure said his .ormlUee obtained pledges of about tll.OOO In the sta'o Of Georgia, on which ,')15.75 hsd been paid. Mr. Blossom testified that A. A. Protsinsn, a paid agent of the national committee, was present when the Cleve land quota was announced as 1400.000. and that Mr. Protcman helped direct the raising of the money. Forty teams of six men each were organised for the drive. Mr. Blossom said, to under his direction and 30 un der C. T. Brooks. A list of 8,000 names of prospects was provided by W. H. Woodford, chairman of the way and means committee of Cuyahoga .county, snd from thi list cacn team captain celected tne names of SO to 76 men to be canvassed by his team. Some of the cards In the list as furnished by Mr. Woodford were marked with tb amount that prospect should give. Mr. Blossom said. Mr. Blossom, who is director of pub lic welfare of the city of Cleveland, tes tified that Mr. Woodford asked him last July to head a squad of 20 teams and that the actual work of raising the money was set for the week of Aug. IS. A luncheon was held each day and the general plan of the Red Cross and Lib erty loan drle followed. Congressman 8. D. Fee of Ohio, chairman of the Republican congressional campaign commitete, was a speaker at one ot tne luncheons or tne team workers. "How wr then 1,000 'prospects' nicked V Senator Reed asked. "They Were choseh because they were Known Republicans," Mr. nioesom ex plained, "and necause it was thought they were able to contribute to the fund." "There are surely more than 1,000 Re. publicans In Cuyahoga county. Why were these 1. 000 chosen?" "Mr. Woodford made up the list. I had nothing to tin with It " "You were to KH 1400.000 In Cuys- hoga county alone although this quota sheet Introduced last week by the Re. publican national committee shows the goal for the entire state of Ohio was only $400,000?" Senator Reed contin ued. "Yes. sir: thst was my understand ing." Says $54,000 Pledged. Mr. Blossom said that when he left Cleveland Labor day $4,000 had been piengea, and mat tne wora was sun going on, with Mr. Protcman directing it and sll workers trying to reach the goal of 1400.000. Senator Reed then took tne witness throurh form 101. the campaign plan which other Republican witnesses have said wss never Issued, snd which Mr. Blossom said he had never seen. At almost every step In organisation de scribed by the plan, Mr. Blossom nodded or expressed assent. Me said an exec utive committee waa formed as de scribed In the plan and remembered of Its dosen or so members. Michael Clal legher. coal operator, as chairman, and John Bherwin and J. R Nutt, bankers, and C. A. Oils, broker, as members. They were smong the most intiuen. tlsl and nowerful business and profes sional men In your city a described bjr tnis pin iwr ine novme, iuuihhuvi, said Senator Reed. Mr Blomom said W. A. Woodford was chairman of the ways snd means committee for Cleveland snd agreed with Senator Reea mat ne was oe scribed by the lsnguags of the form, ahlch recommended a "big vlioed fi nancial man" fur the osi. The "pro, pect Ut of 3.000 names." which form I'll recommended, was also Identified s existing in ilewipnd a the "cream list,'' iilrtl to the executive commit tee. Mr. Blossom said he bad Iwen told bv Mr. Protsmstt that the executive committee had obtained about lil.Oeo in pledges from this list, senator Keen hiwiKhl out that this oonvrsotl!.n with Mr. protsman took place after the com mittee's subpoena Wa,t served on Mr. Blossom At one stage of the examination the Missouri senator remarked: "So It was after a good luncheon, an inspiring speech by Congressman Fess with everybody feeling good thst you started out end made the raid. The witness smiled, but Senator Ken yon brought out that he preferred "started the campaign" as a conclud ing phrase to Senator Reed's sugges tion . "I do not think Ihe 'witness should be led into the position of using lan guage with which he does not agres," aid Chairman Kcnyon. "I he witness and I are getting along ine " rejoined Senator Reed, amid laughter; "if you leave me alone J'U be good-natured all day. - Senator Spencer had Mr. Blossom In dorse Ihe Cleveland method of raising campaign funds as a substantial repro duction of the drives on behalf of the Red Cross snd Liberty bonds. After the witness had repeated emphatically thnt he had never seen form 10L the Missouri senator said: "In that document I a statement which my distinguished colleague omit, ted. to the effect that contributions of from $5,000 to $10,000' should be sought. Wss there any such direction issued in Cleveland V "'Not to my knowledge," replied Mr". Blossom. The question of secrecy was also brought up, snd Mr. Blossom said no reporters attended the luncheon ot team captains, although newspaper rep resentatives were not barred. He said he himself gave out a statement re garding the $400,000 quota In an intee vlew the'day after ths Co speech in Pittsburgh v -,-. i :,......,,. "We had no publicity committee' and I felt under no obligation to tell every thing, although I really never thought anything about the publicity end," said Mr. Blossom. Mr. Blossom told Senator Kenyon he could not say whether the Republican national committee had anything to do with fixing a quota for Cleveland, and Senator Spencer learned that, so fsr sa the witness knew, tbs Idea corns front Mr. Woodford. "But you talked about It with Mr. Protsman. representative of the nations al committee, and he concurred with you In 1400.000 as the amount in ha raised,' suggested Senator Reed. "Oh, yes." said Mr. Blossom. "That amount became a matter of common knowledge among the workers for ths fund." Senator Kenyon was told there was nothing "sinister shout the luncheons to team captains." and then asked whether It wss difficult to arouse en thusiasm because Cleveland was dry. "If prohibition Interferes with the Republican campaign fund. It Is ths hest thing I have heard about It." In terposed Senator Reed. s A reference by Senator Kenyon fsj Oov. Cox's phrase about use of bay onets to put down labor brought from the witness a reply that the charge was "complete news" to him. He told Sen ator Reed that he did not know wheth er Michael Gallagher, head of the ex ecutive committee in Cleveland, had asked for militia during the mine strike last fall, nor whether Mr. Mallagher wss under indictment on a charge of violat ing the Lever act. FILES BANKRUPTCY PLEA. A netltlon in bankruptcy waa filed Wednesday In federal court by W. A. Wiseman, of Henrv county. Tenn., who estimates his liabilities at $2,199.17. His sssels are given as approximately $100. Fear Two City Schools Will Not Open Monday The Idlewlld and Cummlngs schools may not open Monday. Additions are being made to five schools. Teabody, Bruce, Idlewlld. Cummlngs Avenue and Lauderdale. Superintendent V harton S. Jones said Wednesday that toilet f.Aini.. w,l Keen installed at the Idlewlld and Cummlngs avenue schools as yet snd that unless mese incum.-. hniiii the two schools would be unable to open with the others Mon day. . . . Definite figures on the number of school children who have registered for entrance Into the city school sys tem were not avaable Tuesday, but the consensus of opinion prevslls that tha Inclement weather reduced the number of prospective pupils who other wise would have registered. While It Is probable that two of the school build ings will not be ready for oecupsncy by Monday, work is being rushed and every effort will be made to have the buildings In such conditions that regu lar classes may begin along with tho others. The registration last year exceeded any previous year In the history of Memphis schools snd prior to Sept. 1 there was every indication that this year's registration would exceed that of laat year. Owing to confusion Incident to the removal of the offices of the board of education from the Ooodwyn Institute to the Lyceum building, telephones were disconnected snd I'rof. Wharton S. Jones, superintendent of schools, found it almost impossible to get Into com munication with the various schools to obtain Information on the total regis tration. Registration of pupils Is taking place at all of the schools from 9 to 12 O'clock each day for the remainder of the week. Pupils are being assigned to classes and the lists of books neces sary are given them. Exact figures on the enrollment will not be ready until next week, Prof. Jones believes, and It will not he a mat ter of surprise to any member of the scnooi ooard to find tnat the enroll ment is much larger than last year. Prof. Jones savs that everyone who has moved from former school districts as well ss newcomers in Memphis should ascertain the district In which they reside and send their children to this school ss soon as possible for reg istration and assignment. There will be no departure from tha rule which requires children to attend ths school situated in ths district in which they reside. Additions to several of ths schools have been made and many changes have been made In an effort to relieve ths congestion. This, however, haa not been entirely relieved and owing to lack of funds it Is improbable titer will be any appreciable relief during ths pres ent term. On the whole the school system Is In excellent condition insofar as teachers are concerned, as comparatively few of the former teachers have resigned, inn majority of these quitting because they had married. The percentage of resignations Is extremely low, Prof. Jones says, and their places have been filled largely from ths ranks of aid teachers, who have served their appren ticeships as such and are ready for promotion. Promises Relief At Treadwell School Measures for the relief of crowded conditions st the Treadwell school were promised by representatives of ths county board of education Tuesday night at a mass meeting of patrons of the school. Interest In ths movement for improved facilities was so great that the auditorium of the school building was crowded o capacly. Additional desks will be placed on the platform as a temporary means of providing for ths overflow attendance, and as soon ss arrangements can be made, an addition is to be made to the building, with the view to adding a high .school department. Addresses were made by Chairman Powell of he county board of educa tion: Miss Iurle Cash, principal or Treadwell school, and a number of reel dents of the district. A committee was appointed to work out details of the proposed Improvements and another mass meeting will be held at a dat to be announced later. '