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Wfeatter Forecast
Jhundershowers are
probable, with little
( Price Three Cents )
"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
. Ik.
C-Price Three Cents Q
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
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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.
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
"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 "
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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."
TO MAKE UP $800,000
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.)
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
7:00 D.m.
"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
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.
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
"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
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
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.
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.
ealth and the White House
A Physical Examination of Gov. Cox
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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
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
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"-:,
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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
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
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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
n h
Vo. ('eri.im life ii.suranee eompa-
iii-ill pjiolf's i for alout
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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
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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
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
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,
Teiuoersture .
Hour. Dry bulb. Wet bu'b Humid j
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.
Bib. Wet Bulb Hum.
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
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.
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.
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
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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.

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