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"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.
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