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Jhundershowers are probable, with little change. ( Price Three Cents ) VOLUME 40. MYSTERY WOMAN IS IDENTIFIED AS , MECHANIC'S WII "Honey Girl," the mystery woman suffering from amnesia, was laennnea inursaay atternoon as Mrs. Oscar C. Malmberg, of Nettleton, Ark., wife of a mechanic employed in a sawmill at Wilson, Ark., the identification being made by a long distance telephone message from L. C. Norris, proprietor of a drug store at Nettleton. Mr. Norris told the police department that he had recognized the published photograph. When the woman was questioned she recalled that heriame was Malmberg.v Following the identification, th-. P- woman told tha police that she now AST . Ik. C-Price Three Cents Q ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MEMPHIS SPPPUED BY ASSOCIATED PRE8S Urn EDITION WITH NKUg OV THE DAYLIGHT HOURS AS SOON AS IT HAPPENS JNOON. SEPTEMBER 9, 1920 NUMBER 216. in recalls that she has a son. Our Allen aged five, living In Nettleton and that she was Mrs. John Allen previous to her marriage to her present husband. She further said that she recalled that he left Nettleton last Tuesday en route to Mobile, Ala., where she said she now remembers she has a sister, whosa first name is Vivian, but whoie last name she can not yet remember. She says that she does not yet remember how she arrived In Memphis or for what reason she did not continue her trip to Alabama. The identification dispelled belief that the woman might be a Mrs. Mattie Crawford, formerly of Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. F. E. Burke, of 1075 South McLean, telephoned the police early , Thursday that she believed the woman was Mrs. Crawford, from photographs ar.''arinK In local pampers. "Honey Girl" was picked up by of ficers Tuesday night at a rooming house on South Main street. Her physical condition was some better Thursday. Wednesday she swooned when detec tives first entered the room in the ma tron's quarters to question her. Scout Idea Boy Found With Woman r Is Billie Coughli s . ) KNOXV1LLE, Tenn., Sept. 9. A woman, apparently intoxicated, and having a child' in her possession, who took a taxicab at a local passenger sta tion Tuesday night, and was driven to a. local hotel, is thought by local police ro be a possible clew in connection with the unknown child found in the court- ' house square at Morristown, near here, early yesterday morning. According to the local chief of de tectives, the woman called the police station and inquired as to the where abouts of her child, saying the boy was missing. The police, however, made no official record of the case at the time, as a formal complaint was not registered by the woman. Today they are searching for the woman and also the taxicab driver, in the hope of developing further evidence. Apart from this- incident, the detectives stats there has been no development as to tha possible identity of the child. The suggestion that the boy may be Billle Coughlin, kidnaped from Norrlstown, Pa., a few months ago, Is not given serious consideration by the officers, either here or in Morristown, according to reports today. 'The ehlld is thought 'to have been , abandoned by a passing automobile s- party, which approached Morristown from the direction of Knoxville. He haa blue eyes, brown curly bobbed hair, which appears to have been trimmed re cently. The clothing worn by the child was immaculate, and evidence that he has been well 'cared for. The child speaks few words., but,, of course, can not talk' coherently. SOCIALIZATION AIM OF ' WORKERS, SAYS WRITER rujoNDON, Sept. 9 Friday will be a critical day In the Ustory of the move ment of Italian metal workers which has resulted In the occupation of many large industrial plants in that country, says the Milan correspondent ot the Herald, organ of labor. On that day the General Confederation of Labor ,, meets In Milan and if no decision is reached by then, the correspondent says, iijmediate action may be taken by workers. "The ultimate aim of the federation of metal workers, as well as the Con federation of Labor," he declares, "is socialization of industry and this aim, now almost within their grasp, may at any moment overshadow claims for wages. Friday may well see an exten sion of the Hovlet principle to other in dustries of Italy " POLES CLAIM GAINS NEAR BREST LITOVSK WARSAW, Sept. 9 Successes hy Pol- ish troops against Russian Bolshevtkt on the south of Brest-Litovsk are re ported In an official statement issued here. It is stated that Polish troops have crossed to the eastern bank of the Bug and occupied Jaklanowpka, crushing enemy forces concentrated In that vicinity. DAM TEAM WINS. FLORENCE, Ala., Sept. . (Spl.) The Lawrenceburg. Tenn., hall team was defeated by the Wilson dam team yesterday. A large crowd witnessed the game. The score was 5 to 3. First Pictures Of Heavyweight Fight On The Sport Page i The first photographs of the big heavyweight fight between Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion, and Billy Mlske, of St. Paul, the challenger, In hir.h MUke was knocked-out, are shown on the sport page of The News Scimitar t"d.iv. The photographs show the land ing of the punches that forever eliminated Miske as a champion ship contender, and which soon had him down and out. NEW EARTHQUAKE INCREASES LONG LIST OF MIS 556 Reported Dead in Two of Towns Wrecked by Earth Tremors in Italy, With Number Growing. ROME, Sept 9. (By the Associated Preaa.)-Another earthquake, violent in nature, occurred in Emilia district at 2:35 o'clock this morning, causing loss of lives and Important damage. Com munities suffering the most were Reg gio, OBpedaletti, Russana, Toano and Cavalo. This morning's shock was mora violent than that of Tuesday. FLORENCE, Sept. 9. (By the Asso ciated Presa.) The list, of dead from Tuesday's earthquake la steadily grow ing as additional reports come in. Tha latest advices from Fivtzsano bring tha total of dead there alone up to 432. while in Vlgnatta 124 are dead and about 1,000 Injured. In nearly three score towns and vil lages serious damage was done and a total population of more than 10,000 rendered homeless. .. Signer Micheli, the minister of sgrl culture, Is visiting the outlying moun tainous districts and giving all the as sistance possible. ROME. Sept. More than 800 per sons perished in the earthquake disaster which shattered cities and villages north of Florence on Tuesday morning. Governmental and private relief agen cies are engaged in the work of aiding the survivors and searching the ruins for any victims w"ho may still be alive, but the work Is seriously handicapped by the difficulty experienced In reach ing many of the ruined towns, which are situated in the mountains and are almost inaccessible. Electric light wires have been broken and work in the ruins must stop at nightfall. .New shocks, but none of them of the Intensity c-f thVoiw which -claused the widespread destruction early Tuesday, have been felt in Florence and in the neighborhood of that city. These hava shaken down tottering structures, how ever, and still further delayed the work of rescuera. Massa Garrara, in the cen ter of the earthquake zone, was cut off from communication wllh the outside world last night but it Is believed a ew catastrophe liaB odcurred there.- xne upneaval was especially terrible In the famous quarry district of Car rara from which comes the finest speci mens of marbl,-, Great rocks, dislodged by shock, rolled down steep roads lead ing up into the hills, crushing every thing in their path. A tragic and memorable scene was enacted at Marina, near Carrara, when the earthquake shattered a church where mass was being celebrated. Fath er Frlggotli, the pastor, had just raised the chalice In the most solemn moment of the service when the ceiling of the edifice fell upon the congregation, kill ng many. The priest was struck by a falling fragment of the ceiling and his hands and face were cut, but he rever ently finished the service before at tending to the injuries of those about him. FIFTY BODIES ARE TAKEN FROM RUINS OF BARGA LONDON, Sept. 9. Fifty bodies, vic tims of the Italian earthquake have been taken from the ruins of the town of Barga. says a dispatch from Lucca to the Exchange Telegraph company, tlie message aniline I hat mnnv more are burled In the debris of their homes. I lie village of Grafagnana is a heap of ruins and the survivors have left. Vlgnet has been destroyed and thou sands are homeless at Tassalrto, Cattel latto. Montecuto and Cescrano, the dis patch saiJ. KING FEEDS VICTIMS FROM HISJWVATE CAR FIVAZZANO. Italv. Sent. . (Bv cou.-ier to Florence.) (By the Associated r-reas.j King victor rcmmanuet ot Italy yesterday viewed the ruins visited upon this city by the earthquake which Tuesday morning ihook Northern Italy to Its center. He went Into everv quarter of the town and entered build ings whose crumbling walls threatened to fall if another tremor should come, and talked with survivors, expressing his profound grief over the misfortune that had befallen them and comforting those who were injured. Learning that some of the survivors had not tasted food for 38 hours be cause of the ruin and disorder resulting from the disaster, he ordered that all food in his private car be distributed among them. During his walk through the city the king approached a stretcher on which was lying an aged woman, and gently touched her forehead. Inquiry elicited the Information that the woman's entire family, except her- seir ana me two small lacis witn ner, had been buried in their home and killed. When the monarch promised to look after tho children, joy shone through the tears In the eyes of the sufferer and she murmured: "May the madonna bless you. You are, indeed, good to me. you are a real father to your people." PLAN .NEW GAS RATES TO MAKE UP $800,000 DEFICIT FOUND BY PROUTT Tentative schedules which will show the rate increases to be asked by the Memphis Gas and Electric company ara being worked out ' and will be ready within the next few days. Re telvers for the gas company are highly v pleased with the financial report made by F. G. Proutt and express the .'opinion that it 'Is absolutely fair, ac cording to F. H. Elgin, one of the re ceivers. Mr. Proutt's supplemental report will be ready for Mayor Paine In a day or so and will be the more important of the two Insofar as consumers of gas and electricity are concerned. This supplemental report will deal exclu sively with the rate question and will detail to the city the amount of In. creases that will be necessary to as sure continued operation of the two plants with a reasonable return above VP xing costa A conference is scheduled for 3 o'clock Thursday between the mayor and offlleals of the cas companv at which time Mr. Proutt's report Will be discussed at length and perhaps a ten tative schedule will be submitted by the gas companv for the city's ap proval. It Is tho plan of the city commission to make known the exact rate of In crease that will be asked or indorsed. bs soon as possible, as they reallis thst the lump sum of $826,000, means little to the average consumer where as If the exact amount of Increase pr posed Is announced the cost to each consumer Is easily figured out. Kxpnditure totaling approximately $5,669,000 within the next two years will he necessary, Mr. Proutt says. In order to rehabilitate the gas and electric (Continued on Page 8, Column 1.) SMALL DOG SATOE OF MISTRESS LEFT TO DROWN BY BRUTAL ASSAILANT "GETTING WELL" IS KEEPING CRUMP BUSY County Trustee Gives Details of Strenuous Life. The business of "getting well" Is arduous according to a letter received in Memphis by a friend of County Trus tee E. H. Crump. Mr. Crump is at Battle Creek, Mich., undergoing treat ment for a general upbuilding of health. Mr. Crump, in his letter, says: "I've nothing to do but "8:00 a.m. hot and cold shower. "7:00 a.m. outdoor breathing exercise. "7:20 a.m. morning pravers. "7:35 a.m. two tablespoo'nfuls of par affin oil. "7:40 a.m. breakfast. "8:30 a.m. wlneglassful of liquid bug. "9:30 a.m. Swedish gymnastics. "10:00 a.m. sun bath. "11:00 a.m. medical treatment "11:45 a.m. consultation with doctor. "12 45 p.m. dinner. "1:45 p.m. more liquid bugs. "J:00 to 4:00 p.m sun bath and medi cal gymnastics. "4:00 p.m. famous electric treatment "4:30 p.m. massage. "5:00 p.m. bath. "5:30 p.m. lecture on diatettcs. ";00 p.m. fifteen minutes allowed to get your breath. b:ib p.m. supper. grand march in gymna- henlth lecture, four tablespoonfuls of 7:00 D.m. slum. "7:45 p.m. "9:00 p.m. paramn on. "9:15 p.m. retire." "In addition," Mr. Crump wrlte5. "I am required to drink as much wf.ter as the North Memphis reservoir will hold. If I keep en gaining strength as I have up to date I will be able to hit big Sheriff, Perry square on the Jaw. The menu is minus meats of any kind. No dairy cow in Shelby county cat oat more bran, hay and green stuff than I can." In concluding his letter, the trustee savs that he is told fishinr In . nenrhv lake is excellent but that the oily time he would have for such recreation would be at night when he might run a trot-line. Conflicting Claims Mark Alabama Mine Unionization Fight BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 9. One shutdown was, recorded as a result ot the general strike of Alabama coal miners today. From union hr-adquar ters a number of speakers were sent to districts which have not bcetL or ganised and union leaders predicted i n increasing - number of strikers as the week draws to a close. The operators Insisted coa'. output has not been Impaired, uml predicted lha walkout would fail. r Reports tarly today were that ssv eral rallroa Is were ;ushin,r empty ars to this district to relieve the shortage which lias existed here for soma time. With the arrival of these cars, oper ators said, the chief cause of short production will be removed and ton nage figures will show an increase. . .Two . members .of Gov. Kilby's coal commission planned to continue con ferences with operators and union leaders in e hope of effecting a settlement: Mrs. Myrtle Ford, aged 19, who resides with her husband, James M. Ford, a steamfitter employed by the Autorhatic Sprinkler company, in a tent on Florida street near the Y. & M. V. railroad, is in General hospital after having been struck upon the head and knocked into a pool of water along the rail road right-of-way by an unidentified white man early Thursday. The man was pursuing her after he had attempted to force her to remain in her tent alone with him. Mrs. Ford owes her life to a small brown cur dog which she owns, and which valiantly stuck to the woman in her flight and helped hold the half-conscious woman's head above the water after she had been knocked into the pool. The woman was rushed to the hospital from the police sta tion after she had been pulled from the pool by the train crew of a Y. & M. V. train, where she regained consciousness and was aoie to tell her story. Mrs. Ford savs that wly Thursday she was at the door of the Ford tent when a white man, wear ing dark blue overhalls and with about a two weeks' growth of beard upon his face came up to her. She says this man announced that he was going to re main there with her. Mrs. Ford says she asked the man If that was his property and Stated the man replied that the ground on which the tent was pitched belong to him and that was what he had come to talk to her about. She says she then In vited the man Into the tent and of fered him a chair. The woman says the man attempted to hold per a prisoner In the tent but that she gained the door and ran out side In the rain, the man pursuing her. Mrs. Ford say; that when she reachad the Y. & M. V. right of way and wis attempting to crawl under a barbed wire fence, the man overtook her and struck her upon the head, knocking her into a pool of water. , 8he told hospital internes that Bhe did not loose complete consciousness and believes that she was In the water for about half an hour be fore she was discovered and rescued. The woman was brought to 'police station in a truck by T. E. Sledge of May Brothers, cotton factors. She was found by members of the Y. & M V. train crew manning the train which left Memphis at 8:10 o'clock. Engineer Helder first saw her, A little brown cur dog was tugging at the woman's body and first attract ed the englneman's attention. The dog had managed to keep the woman's head above the two feet of water in which she was lying. A hasty examination en route to po lice station by Sledge and R. 8. Hughey, Byhalia, Miss., revealed no evidences of the woman being Injured. . When Helder first saw the dog and later recognized the form of a womar In the water he immediately halted his train. The train crew removed the woman from tha ditch, which was dug during excavation work in repairing road beds. Sbe was placed aboard the train, which Immediately rvieli to Memphis. When the Horn Lake road was reached a truck In which Sledge was riding with a negro, was hailed and the woman placed aboard. This truck proved too small to negotiate the muffdy roads and another truck was hailed The woman was transferred and rushed to police headquarters end taken from there at once to the General hospital in the emergency patrol. She was unable to talk and barely showed signs of life. Hughey, who was a passenger on the train, said fin,t aid had been applied. Restoratives were used, but the woman did not fully regain consciousness. She was dressed In a blue silk dress and was without a hat wher found. There was no Indication of how kng the woman had remained In the water. Police were assigned at once to In vestigate. The dog stuck by the woman until she was placed In tho emergency pa trol. Placed in the police station when the woman was rushed to the hos pital the animal set up a e, rlo of howls, Executive Council Directing Recall Will Be Enlarged Arrangements were being perfected Thursday by the men behind the re call petitions to enlarge the central executive courcll, which at present com prises five men. to a total of 25 men at least, although the names of the men to he added as well as the names of the original live leaders in th move ment were being closely guarded. It was also learned Thursday that this central committee Is expecting a fight In the courts on the part of Mayor Paine and his four other city commis sioners. So confident are -these men that the present commission means to tako the matter Into court that It was stated by a "man cn the Inside" Thurs day that for more than 10 days attor neys have been at work looking Into the matter of the 'constitutionality of the recall statute with an idea of be ing thoroughly prepared to prove Its legality if questioned In court. Girl Takes Father's Savings To Be Star CHICAGO, Sept. 9 The cull of the cinema became too strong for Annun data Cesser, 13-year-old daughter of Herbert (leaser, who works In the Gary steel mills. She took $340, her father's savings, and headed for Los Angeles, but first decided to ride a llmousino Into Melrose park, her birthplace. She alighted In front of the hotel there and registered as "Miss , Elenore Phillips, motion picture actress." Her Identity was discovered and An nunciata returned to Gary with 35 cents of her father's savings. MATERIAL CIS FROM LEAGUE ARE ADVANCED BY COX HELENA. Mon Sept. H.Argu menta in behalf of tint league of na tions adapted to affairs of the- West were presented here today hy Gov. James M. Cox, Democratic presiden tial candidate. He outlined what ha dclard were practical material bene fits to flow from the league. "It has recently been figured," aald the governor, "that tha cost of ona battleship would reclaim two million acres of land, , "Multiply this by 48. the number of states, adopting the plan of on bat tleship for each state, and you have a staggering total, and. If properly ap plied the answer to the problem of housing In our cities, tha answer to the question of Increased production for sustenance of human life. The ex penditure required In total would re claim 150,000 square miles of waste. It would built 10 permanently paved arteries entirely serosa the United States. "Think of this In terms of reclamation of arid and waste lands. If you will, and think what it would mean to have one million men, exclusive of thousands required In shipyards and ammunition plants, turnln- their activities to the production of the necessaries of life, tather than to employment In the crea tion of agencies for the destruction of life." The governor's speech here, after" a few rear platform addresses en routo, opened the final day of his Montana campaign. He came here from Great Falls and was scheduled to speak lata today at Anaconda and at Butte to nlpht. I'rplng the league, the governor told his Helena audience the United Is look ed upon "as a nation of quitters, self prosierous and self-satisfied, while our associates as well as our enemies In Europe are starving to death." "American can not enter Into tha period of prosperity to which we aro entitled," ho aald. "until the doubt and distrust .snd the growing hatred against us, created by the apostles of hate in the senatorial oligarchy, have been removed." Gov. Cox also Inveighed against a separate peace with Germany and urged world disarmament. Republican financing and the "sena torial oligarchy." came In for mora criticism and the candadite reiterated his preachment of "progress as against reaetlunarlsm.1' JSXAS SCALE DISCUSSED. FORT "WORTH7 Tex.. Sept. Texai mine owners and a committee of miners started to work here today on a new waga scale for the local fields to con form with the recent award of the na tional board. The wage will be raised. WOMEN MEET. CHRISTIANA, Norway, Sept. 9. Three hundred and fifty delegates, rep resenting 20 nations, were present at the. opening session of the International congress of women here tonight. si; ealth and the White House Wmt K II HI m BIH A Physical Examination of Gov. Cox f wrmr-,"mrt--mmmmammmmmmmxmmmmmmmm nvmitiMm mmmmi'wvi m w'jt'b'i jijmu. luiniuiiwiiuir-ii wmm mwiMisssssnssi.sHa.s..-......s..Mna...Ma i mm... wm.- m'z..i 'i; Vf i ri 4?-: lii ' i r t l A . j M'"r i ' ,?, tj & , " I -r f " ft. i i v I mt n WiiWlnig'C;ga'.;'''"- - S-t'-wWtiitBaiat. SMM-'-wj r.va" is m 7 .1 . ", !, I it A s-v yir! ':-r J a m m gov: cok 's KOWC NEAR DAYTON" OHIO GOV: W -M--COX" aJ k A f1- II" O L LJ J ' km gr 'l I ; ' v BY DR. WILLIAM BRADY. From the governor's residence In Columbus to the executive offices in the state capitol there is un Ideal two miles of oxygen. Gov. Cox takes this two miles of oxygen on the hoof every morning when he is in Columbus. Keep this apparently trifling fact in mind, please. It may have an Important bearing on the following report on the governor's physical status. A man's habits largely determine his personal health. It i a frwnhtac pay ing nowadays thst public health Is purchasable and within reasonable lim itations a community may buy as much health as the people desire, of course, this refers to the protection afforded by modern sanitation. But sanitation has rractlialiy nothing to (( m, heaith. Personal health can not be bought. It Is an asset to he acquired thixmxh indi vidual study and Individual effort. No body can feed it to you on a spoon. Although the majority of us bava air OXVGE7V Off XK 3-roor,. to middling health most of the time, less than one in twenty of us enjoys good health. The most of us have our little functional troubles or hilnor Ills, not enough to keep up under the care of a doctor, to be sure, yet we are not what you would call 100 per cent healthy. Let us estimate that the popular health standard is about "r per cent; lesa than one In 20 f us has a petii-r tye.iltn rat ing than that. In proportion a an In dividual approaches the hundred per cent standard of perfect health, he enjoy k"oI health In order to en joy anything you must know what It is and have It. So I repeat, less than 5 per cent of us enjoy good health. The Governor a Remarkable Man. I examined the governor not merely physical1', hut from my own very par ticular Viewpoint as a health specialist. I sought to determine, not only whether he might have any established riiseaHe condition, but more especially to find out how well he might he. in abort, to measure his lua'th by the Iiraily stand ard, and In order to measure up fa vorably by my standard a man has to show me some fairly positive proofs of health, not nWely freedom from dis ease. Having examiner! the governor, 1 feel warranted In saying this: Jmei 1.1. Cox is the most remarks bis man I hava sver examined with re. gird to health. The Brady Health Standard. , I measure an Individual's health hy a definite standard and mark h::n ac-o'!l"-:, l-,!- i-,, r 1 !, !. , , ;-i ;1i of .' :,r a 1 ,1. I & .1 i f :;', years, Ihu ni;e rlicn man attains his' xer.l.lt bvaN.v.ly and mu tally. To tnla ! exii-n: i Mouitt ' osierlze the rac. namely, that a man has no excuse for growing older than Ji physiologically. Just as surely as he does grow older ISTIMES, than 3.1 he becomes rusty, unaggres sive, stale. Incompetent and a hack number. True, he may hold down his job for several years notwithstanding. tot nevi-rthi-1. sf hy jest mj iton'li a -4 In slips beyond Il'i years In his ftint-tional sue tho man becomes inefficient, I care not what his railing. This Is a cold, haul, business principle. I admit. It 1. i-irt i- ut,:. :m - i r Tatang the ri-year-old r-yemplar as I no. I fin. I .liH tv pro, nt health av erage of m-n iv this country Is about 70 to n h 1- Vo. ('eri.im life ii.suranee eompa- iii-ill pjiolf's i for alout '.--iird 1 on s mere hy the medical examiner Ihe . ' :i)o r meroiy look at the ap- i.i passes him if he appears r'.'Jects him It he appears un So I give the anxious subject a searrhinR loon witn my eagle eye and If he looks healthy I credit him Ph.- he.lllhy lieuilhy. i i Rflni roo nn no V nlir.VA linlrA I1UIIIUI1I.UU uiiii u . HUNGER STRIKING MAYOR OF CORK G. O. P. CITY QUOTA PLAN CHARGED BY COX IS ADMITTED rlllCAGO, 8epf. 0. Clmrfff by Gov. Co that the ItopubUoans hatj fixed qnotaa and planned inlenslTe fund-raising drives in at leat Al cities and that the national cotnniltt had had a part ia awMwatng th dty quoUs, were admit tad on the stand before, the rnat Investigating committee toaay ry narry i. ninir, aHsiNtant to r red w. i plianvlle publican national treasurer. ii ' - O Reading from s document oroduced by Mr, Blair, which, he said, was sent out in lieu of the mu h -discussed "form 101," Senator Eeed brought out that me ireusurvrs nrriee planned to org ganixe Intensive drives in S4 cities, three more than the Ohio governor men tioned when he read his list of tl at Pittsburgh. From the same document Bens toe Reed read that the local chairman ap-, pointed In each city was to "accept tho quota placed upon the city by tho na tional treasurer." "But he never did that to mf knowl edge.',' Mr. Blair Interjected. tie explained that the plan "in Ma j mind" was for the state chairmen of the ways and means committee to select local chairmen In cities, who woold then be confirmed bv Mr. t'pham, "to mvke it official," and that Mr. IJpham . should pass on to the local chairmen a city quota suggested by ths stats head. Klair'a testimony at many, point showed that the Ideas which he had In his mind were rejected by hi supe riors when placed on paper, which wuf the fate of "form 101. ,r Mr. Blnlr produced a copy of that form, and when It was compared to tha copy of the same form which Gor. Cox had sent to the committee br Rdmnnd, Moore, his personal representative, tha governor's copy was found to be In- . complete. An entire paragraph which appeared In Mr. Blair's copy waa omit ted from that sent by tha governor. The paragraph suggested thst oontrl butlnns of $5,000 and 410.000 ha ac cepted, removing ths 11.004 limit fixed by Chairman Hays. Tha copy furnished by the governor merely suggested that contributions from "tS.OOO upward ba received." While he planned drle In 54 cltlea, Mr. Blair said, It was found Impoaaiblo to earry nut the program baeauao of local conditions in soma places. Ha mentioned Minneapolis, PC Paul. Dal las and Houston aa cltlea whera tha drives were abandoned because it waa "not expedient," ha aald. to start them. "Our experience In Atlanta waa not an encouraging," he explained, referring to testimony of C. W. McClura. Geor gia state chairman, about the failure of the drive there. "You did, though, contemplate or- . ganlsing drives in 64 cities?" Senator Keed asked. , "Yea, sir." "8o If Qor. Co or any other man charges you had plans for organising In 41 cities, ho elmply understated didn't hef : "Yea, sir." Mr. Blair 'explained that ths cam paign plan was commonly used for money drives for hospitals, T. M. C. A. buildings and In war drives and that all his assistants bad worked In such activities and knew tha general pro cedure. Senator Reed flnall obtained assent to propositions that tha national ways and means commlttaa appointed tha stat chairmen, then sent paid work- era tn aid thesa chairmen and finally bv taking over tha mony raised by those agencies approve their acw- Mr. Blnir explained that the leaders of the Clevelsnd drlv asked that thwy b allowed to raise 4450.000 aa that city's part of tha Ohio quota of $660. 000, with tha proviso that if they went to 1400.000 the differonrt would b applied to ths purposea of the county committee in Cuyahoga county. Cousin of MacSwiney Predicts He Will Remain Alive Three Or Four Days Despite Criti cal Condition. . LONDON, Sept. 9. l.ord Mayor Mae Swlney of Cork, who Is Incarcerated In Brixton prison and has boen on a hun ger strike since August U, passed a verv bod night, and complained this morning of dissiness. according to a bulletin Issued early today by the Irish Self-Determlnatlon league. He also ex perienced numbnesa In his legs and arms, and a physician who attended him considered hlra much weaker than he waa yesterday. , , The lord mayor was visited last night by Rev. Tatrlck MacBwiney, a cousin, who said hs was surprised to find the prisoner so well. He expressed belief that tha crisis would not come for three or four days. . . Ths noon bulletin la .ued by the league said signs of atrophy ot the skin had appeared, and that aa a consequence the mayor s arms wero being massaged and bandaged. After visiting Mayor MacSwiney last evening tha irison physician told Annts MacSwiney that her brother waa In a very grave condition, according to a statement Isruad by the league this morning, and that there could be only one end to his continued hunger strike. "The doctor asked Miss MBcSwIney If nothing could be dons If sha could rot appeal ti tha mayor," continues the statement. "8h replied she would not ask her brother to glva up tha prin ciple of his life; that Kngland had no right to Imprison him and that ho could Pot submit io England's Imprisonment without acknowledging her right to de prive him of bis liberty. "The doctor then suggested that the republican body In Ireland be asked to order tho lord mayor to surrender, and he, being a disciplined man, would obey. She said that some such suggestion had reached her brother's ears In somo way and that he had spoken of It to them, but had said: 'No such order wll; corns, from the Dail Kircann and If It jamvl.wouldn't o-ey It.' " An Inspired staVemcnt- Issued yester day Indicated that Premier Uoyd Oeorge Is willing to accept guarantees from Finn fain headquarters that police murders will cease, and that he does not require a personal guarantee from Lord Mayor MacSwiney. If such guarantee Is forthcoming. It Is set forth In the statement, Mac Swiney and tha hunger strikers In Cork jail would be released and held as virtual hoatages, and If ths murders were resumed they would again bs sent to jail, thus, In effect, reverting to what waa called the "cat and mouse" policy adopted in the case of the suffrage hunger strikers. It Is an interesting question whether the Sinn Felners are prepared to give such an assurance aa to satisfy this requirement. Up to the present they have Insisted upon unconditional re lease. Mrs. MacSwiney, on leaving Brixton prison lste yesterday, said that twice the attending physician had warned her not to speak to her husband, a he was "living on his vitality." Friends of the lord mayor, his wlfs said, were much encouraged at ths presence In Kngland of Premier Lloyd George, and they hoped thst something might ensue favoring the Irish prisoner. Former Premier Asqulth, answering an appeal from John Howard Whlt-r-house, former liberal member of the house of commons, for his Wterven'lm In behalf of Mayor MacKwInrv. said- "I think the decislo.i to a'low tho lord mayor of Cork to die In prison is a political blund-r o Hie first masnl tude. I woiiid flsdly Intervene if any appeal ot mine could lead even now to wiser counsels prevailing, hut I fear thst the latest declaration of the min isters precludes any such hope.' ' In response to an urgent representa tion from Former Bherlff Barney, of the county of Cork, counselling the Im mediate release of the II untried hunger strikers in Cork jail. Premier I toyd Oeorge sent a message declaring they had been arrested "either In tna act of murderous attacks on police or sol diers, or on clear evidence Imoliciting them In such attacks and t!i y ore en gaged In a combined effort t.i prevent their trial and reduce themselvci : a physical condition under which a trial Is legally Impossible. "The government." continued tho pre mier, "csn not allow men charged v. 1th such grave offenses to escape trial by their own act. If this were .'ermlttod, there would be an end to any possibility of the enforcement of law and the ad ministration of justice." Twenty-four hours to noon, Sept. V, 1320. Teiuoersture . Hour. Dry bulb. Wet bu'b Humid j Hour, Pry 7 p.m. yes'day 70 7 a.m. today (to Voon today 70 Maximum ....Si Mir.lm im . .. 68 Sun sets today morrow t :j a.m. -Temn.- Bib. Wet Bulb Hum. (17 72 S IS pm.: rises to. Moon rises I it a.m. tonight. Precipitation 4.S9 Inches. Tennessee Cloudy. Mississippi Hhowers. Arkansas Showers. y Alabama Showers. Kentucky Thunderstorms. Louisiana Cloudy. Barber Improved; Two Face Judge On Charge Of Assault .1 K. Reeter. barber, assaulted, robbed and left unconscious on Arkansas street Monday night, was slightly improved Thursday, St. Joseph's hospital attaches said. He was partially conscious, but his condition was suon tnai recovery was not certain, attendants declared. He has been unable to make a state ment of the assault so far. Clyde Lee. barber, Arkansas street and ftayford Tarker, clerk. Walker ave nue, were to face city court Thursday afternoon on charges of assault to mur der and robbery. They were docketed Wednesday night and police declare they know something of the Heeler case. Lee surrendered himself to officer Wednesday afternoon late, when ha heard that he was wanted. Parker waa taken Into custody shortly after. Ac cording to the detectives, Beeler, In a emiconscloua way, mentioned tha names of the two men. Members of the detectlva department who qnixiod Lee and Parker, declare the men admit beli.g in an auto with Beeler. The officers state that Lea and Parker say the victim fell whlla sitting on an approach to the Harahsn bridge waiting for a puncture to ba fixed and sustained Injuries. Tha men claim they called an ambu. lance and had Beeler rushed to the hospital. Beeler when found had only some change In his pockets. Hla daugh ter declared he had 465 when ha left home on the morning of Labor day. BEANDIOEE NOMINATED. HARTFORD. Ct.. Bept. t. United States Senator Frank B. Brandegea waa renominated as the Republican candi date for that office at the stata con vention of the party here today. BRELIN PUBLISHES DEAD. BERLIN. Sept. .Rudolph Moasa, 77, publisher, died here yesterday. Ha was the proprietor of the Berllnger Tageblatt. the Berliner Volka Zeitung and the Morgen Zeltung. Report That Babe Ruth Killed Untrue A report was current In Memphis Thursday morning that Babe Ruth, famous home run hitter of tha New York Americana, along with Duffy Lewis. New York outfielder, had been killed in a train wreck while en routs from Pittsburgh to Cleve land. The Assoclattd Press hurriedly queried Chicago and Washington and announced that the report was untrue. NINE DAY RAINFALL TOTALS 10.50 INCHES (Continued on Page 7, Column 1.) The month Is scheduled to rn down In the liiKMry of Memphis as tha wet test September ever recorded by the local weather buresu. according to Weather Forecaster Scott, in charge of the Memphis weather office. Within the last nine days there has been a precipitation of 10.60 Inches and ther Is little prospect (or a letup In tha rain for several days, according to the opinion of the local weather forecaster. The first nlna day of this month has already exceeded the record established by the entire month of September, 1890, when there was a rainfall of 9.07 Inches. It Is remembered by the old timers of tha city t that tho ralni ot that month caused thousands of dollars of damage to the cotton crop of this section. In the first six days of September, 108, there was a rainfall of (.74 Inches, hlch is a record for that length of time that has never been exceeded even by the heavy rains of the last fsw daya. Serious damage waa done to the cotton that year, according to tha cotton ra- , ports on file of that data. Weather Forecaster Scott said Thurs day that the record established by tha precipitation of the last nine days hs been exceeded but once In the last 61 years by any month and that waa In the first five davs of November, f!HH, when there was a rainfall of 1442 lnuuae.