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..VOLUME 40.
SlX'ifcJi.N PAUEH.
Tanner, Supported by All Lo
cal Papers, Wins Hardest
Fought Election Since Days
of Lottery Contest
KEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15. Martin
Behrman, claimant for continuity ol
service records among the larger cities
of the United States and for 16 years
mayor of the Bouth's largest city, yes
f terday was defeated for nomination for
j re-election by Andrew J. . McShane,
leader of the New Orleans Democratic
v organization, so-called "reform party."
McShane's majority , was 4.279, based
on complete returns furnished by police
precinct stations and regarded as of
ficial. Locaf political authorities classed
'yesterday's primaries as the hardest
fought since the days of the lottery
At 3 o'clock this morning Canal and
Camp straeta were crowded with men,
'women and children, parades were
forme4 and many were on hand at day
light waiting for missing precincts to
Le returned. v
' McShajie, a tanner, was supported by
all three local newspapers.
Interest In the municipal campaign
so overshadowed the senatorial and
congressional contests that complete re
turns were not expected before late to
day. Supporters of Jared T. Sanders, con
gressman from the Sixth district,
claimed incomplete returns indicated hit
luHiuiniiuii over uoneison uartery, oi
New Orleans, and' E. S. Broussard, of
New Iberia.
- Inthe senatorial race, Jared T. San
ders was leading upstate and outside
tha "Third nrt t. ! 1 M ht.
uneans, Dy tnree to one, over Brous
r sard an Caffery. Sanders forces
claimed that, conceding Broussard a
6,000 majority in the Third dlatrict, their
candidate would win, by 5.000 votes.
( In tha. congressional race in the First
1 ' rdlntrlct .IntnM nTnnnar Inntimhant la
ft, leading Albert Estinopal 'outside of'Nfew
Orleans by a large majority. In the
oeconu oismct, t, uariand Dupre is
,t" 411, rro UiiLn,iiciiiB UUIBIUV VI
New Orleans with none of tha city vota
counted. a
In the Fourth district, John T. Wat
kins Is defeated for renomination by
J. H. Sanlin, Watklns only carrying
the parish of Caddo.
In the Sixth, former Congressman
Geo. K. Favrot has a lead of 4,000 over
Amos I Ponder. The Eighth district
will return Congressman Aswell.
-; COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept 15. United
? States- Senator i Ellison D. Smith was
renominated by South Carolina Demo
t crate in yesterday's primary, according
to unofficial returns to the Columbia
, State, from 44 of tha 46 counties la
the state.
The State's figures. aomtintnv rtnr
4 ' , $0,000 of an estimated total of 100,004
votes, rave Senator Smith a mn 1nrlt
of 17,000 over his lone opponent, OeorgaJ
warren, oi nampton. The-vote was
Smith, 6J.644; Warren, 86,503.
The primary was the second held In
, - t 8outh Carolina. i Nonet of the senatorial
, i candidates in the firstprlmary received
,' a majority of the votes cast.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15. Republican
ivW und Democratic candidates who re
feived the- Indorsement of the unofficial
Itate convention at Saratoga won de
' . ' cisive Victories in all statewide con
tests In yesterday's New York state
With 2,649 districts missing out of a
. , total of 7.274 in the state. Nathan L.
Miller, of Syracuse, former judge of
the state court of appeals, Republican
organization designee for governor, led
State Senator George F. Thompson, of
Niagara, by 77,782 votes. Senator
Thompson's name, however, will appear
on the ballot In November as the Pro
hibition candidate for governor.
Gov. Alfred E. Smith was renominat
ed without opposition by the Demo
crats. United States Senator James W.
Wadsworth, Jr., backed by the Repub
lican state organization, won an easy
victory over Ella A. Bole, president
of the state board of the Woman's Tem
perance Union, and George A. Payne,
New York
Tty tax commissioner.
vote in 4,654 out of 7,274 districts was:
Nwadswortn, 170,74b; Hole, 48,652; Payne,
Lleut.-Gov. Harry A. Walker, or
ganization candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for United States
senator, apparently defeated Mayor
George R. Lunn, of Schnectady, by a
... vote of more than two to on. Wlth
1,155 districts missing the vote was:
Walker, 76,634: Lunn, 30,125.
Harriett May Mills, unopposed Dem-
I ocratlc candidate for secretary of state,
was the only woman nominated for
state office by the two major parties.
The ProKibitionlsts nominated Irene
B. Taylor for secretary of state, and
the Socialists named Hattle F. Kruger
for state treasurer.
Two Republican and two v Socialist
women were defeated for congressional
. ; .
Arkansas Farmer
Pays $50 To Help
Swell City Fund
"Judge," said Ester Stevens, a young
Arkansas farmer In city court Tuesday
charged with carrying concealed weap
ons, "I live with my wife and children
on a farm in Arkansas, and I have a
jimall crop now which needs my atten-
f"lon. It will be ruined If I don get
X back to It soon. I was going on a day's
f visit to my father in Tupelo, Miss. He
' Is a very poor man, and asked me to
bring his revolver with me. I put it
in my pocket, and the officers found it
on me." The tears in his eyes were
-The arresting officer stated that he
thought there was no Intention to carry
conoealed wesrpons, saying that the boy
had "Just been caught in the net," and
asked the judge to be as lenient as
possible. , .
"Do you want to wire for your father
to help you out of this fix? asked the
U"fe.'wniiM An no rood. Judee. He Is
too poor to help me, and it would worry
hl"Well boy," said Judge Barker, "I
am sorry for you, but you are guilty of
technical law violation. I will, however,
make It as easy as I can. Fifty dollars,
and I will not bind you over to the
state. That Is letting you off as lightjy
as i can, boy." "
And Ester Stevens paid his fifty
dollars out of the hundred dollars which
he nad for himself and family until his
crop Is sold.
"Health and the White House,"
the lust rf two articles by Dr. Wil
liam Brady, famous physician, ap
pears today on page 8. Dr. Brady
in this article tells about the phys
ical condition of Senator Harding.
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Mr. and Mrs. John Donelson Martin, O "JU.'. .... . , ., ZeSSilsiy it
thalr daughter, tavllla, Jr., tnd their ( , - . , J-' ' V
home, 30 South Evergreen. I 1 i " lit
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John D., Jr., 'Is spending his vacation
In the country and mjssed being in the
picture. However, The News Scimitar
photographer will get' him some daty If
he doesn't watch i out.
Defendant May
Succeed Judge
As president of the Southern
'baseball league, John T., Martin,
reommended Tuesday by Senator
McKellar for the position of federal
judge for the district of Western
Tennessee, appeared before the lato
Judge McCall a. few weeks ago as
the defendant in an. Injunction filed
by the Little Rock baseball club
In the case of Casey Smith, a pitch
er, who had - been barred for the
good of the game by President Mar
tin from playing ball In the South
ern league. Judge McCall held that
President Martin had no authority
for barring the player in question,
and President Martin then appealed
the case to-the United States, dis
trict court of appeals at' Cincinnati.
The appeal has never been heard.
LONDON, Sept. 15.-j-LittIe change In
the condition ' of Lord Mayor IMac
Swiney of Cork waatreported this morn
ing by the physician of Brixton prison,
where MacSwlney is incarcerated., In
his report to the home office, however,
the physician declared "Increased
weakness" was noticeable.
The bulletin Issued by the Irish Self
Determlnatlon league read:
"This is the thirty-fourth day of the
strike. The lord mayor passed a some
what better night and had a few hours
sleep. The pains in the body and limbs
continue. He is still conscious and hiv
mind Is active."
lord mayor, last night sent the Amer
ican newspaper correspondents "a mes
sage to the American people," In which
she asks: "Can the American people not
force their government to act in the
name of humanity and civilization ?"
"If England does cot release at once
the lord mayor of Cork and his com
rades," says Miss -MacSwiney's mes
sage, "let America see to it that the
money England owes America la called
In, and let American Investors, indi
viduals and companies, withdraw their
sipport from English investment. We
do not ask you to go to war with Eng
we ao asK you to act ac
before It is too late, by
economlo pressure.
After a cabinet meeting which con
sidered industrial disputes it was stated
that the government's attitude regard
ing Lord Mayor MacSwlney had under
gone no change.
CORK, Sept. 15. (By the Associated
Press.) The prison physician yester
day Informed the Associated Press there
were no grave collapses among the
hunger-striking prisoners in Cork Jail
during the night, but that tha condi
tion of Sean Hennessy and Kenny was
extremely critical and all the hunger
strikers had been entered In the morn
ing medical report as dying.
Kenny, unlike the others, who are
young, is a man of 42. He has seven
children and his wife Is III, which Is
causing Kenny much anxiety and low
ering his morale.
Hennessy is still In the half-consci"-ous
condition he has been in for several
days. All are more or Jess comatose,
but retain, according to the doctors, "a
blurred perception ot outside affairs."
Gen. Willis, head of the commission
of Inquiry, is understood to be greatly
Impress) with the testimony which Is
being adduced In behalf of Hennessy to
prove an alibi.. The loctors are pre
pared to apply restoratives immediate
ly, but, according to the elder Hin
nensv, it is Sean's wish to have notn
Ing done for him by the government
physicians or within the Jail. It Is like
ly, therefore, in the evsnt of Hennessy's
reltae,' 'hat he will be carried at onoe
to a hospital, although the prison doc
tors say his removal in his present con
dition would Ke extremely perilous.
DUBLIN. Sept. 15. The Irish peace
conference last night sent a final ap
peal to Premier Lloyd George, saying
that the release of Lord Mayor Mac
Swlney was an Indispensable condition
to Irloh peace.
NEW YORK, Sept. 15 President WJX
son will be requested to participate ac
tively in the present national campaign,
Senator HarrlBon, chairman -of the
speakers' bureau of the Democratic
national committee announced today.
The reason President Wilson had not
previously been asked to aid Cox and
Roosevelt, Senator Harrison explained,
was that the president's health was not
thought to be good enough permit
his Indulgence in the ardor ol a cam
paign. . (
It has been known ior some time that John D. Martin, of
Memphis, was the choice of Senator McKellar for judge of the
icucrai court ior ine western district ot Tennessee to succeed the
late Judge John E. McCall. His announcement in favor of Mr.
Martin Tuesday, following the filing of a formal indorsement
with the department 6f justice, was therefore no surmise. Sena
tor McKellar is expected to doall he can to secure the appoint-
man! a!' "K " K 1 O - . rl - .... . . .
lucuun anu ocnaior onieias Will vote tor his con
he WM elected president, he was presi
dent the Memphis Baseball associa
tion. .
Some ofthe other applicants and
prospective appointees to the judgeship
are Judge Allen Hughes, Marion G
Evans, Judge A. B. Plttman, Judge B
L. Capell, Judge Julian Wilson, Judge
t N- JLurch- HKh Edglngton and
Judge Francis Fentress, of Memphis:
Hilman Taylor and Judge Sid Clark,
?J.Trn,,c!nf,W- H- SwKS"t. of Union
City; Finis ij Garrett, of Dresden, con
gressman from the Ninth district; W
A. Tlmberlake and J. M. Troutt, of
Jackson; T. C. Rye. of Paris, and Rob
ert Sanford, of Covington.
Martin Modest, So
bam Bates Forces
Him To C'mon In
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John D. Martin, attorney, who has
been recommended by Senator K. D.
McKellar for the federal judgenhip In
the MempMs district, proved Wednesday
that he is a modest young man, not at
all swelled up over the probability that
he will be Federal Judge Mifrtin before
Martin, as well as several other per
sons, were waiting in an anteroom to
the private office of Sam O. Kates, attorney-general
of Shelby county, early
Wednesday. ' Bates' door opened, and
the attorney-general immediately
grasped Martin's hand, and congratu
lated him on the recommendation to
the important post. "Come on in here
John," Bates cried.
Martin pulled back. "There are some
other people here ahead of me," he
"They will have to wait this morn
ing," Bates answered. "I'm not going
to take a chance on being in contempt
of the federal court." And he pulled
Mart'n Inside.
If Senator McKellar's recommenda
tion is followed,, Mr. Martin will assume
office at once under a recess appoint
ment, subject to confirmation by the
senate, or he will hold, office until his
successor hag been appointed and con
firmed by the senate.
While Senator McKellar has assured
Mr. Martin's friends of his .support for
some time, he felt that an observance of
the usual proprieties required that he
should not announce his choice until he
had filed a formal Indorsement.
Since Mr. Martin from the outset has
been regarded as the strong contender
for the place because of his friendship
for both United States senators, he has
been the center of spirited atacks from
the friends of some of the applicants.
Numerous messages have been sent to
the department of Justice protesting
against Mr. Martin's appointment, and
at least None delegation in which the
local Princeton alumni were jiresent
were In Washington making personal
protest against Mr. Martin's appoint
ment. As the situation now stands It is
practically certain that the next federal
Judge from West Tennessee will be Mr.
Martin or a Republican, i '
Mr. Martin's fight by no means has
been won. If the president acts on Sen
ator McKellar's recommendation Mr.
Martin will still be obliged to run the
gamut of a Republican senate.
If Senator McKellar's suggestion Is
Ignored and the president should ap
point some other Democrat without the
approval of both of the senators there
is small likelihood that the appointee
would be confirmed. Senator McKel
lar in all likelihood would stand upon
his right to refuse to confirm an ap
pointment contrary to his recommenda
tion. The congress does not meet until
December. In the meantime the presi
dential ejection will have been held,
if Gov. Cox Is elected the senate, not
withstanding It Is Republican, will not
likely stand In the way of confirming
presidential appointments.
in the event of Senator Harding s
election the situation may take a dlf- .ftllP UTtin Mr inn o
ferent turn. Republican lawyers In "-' UIU8
West Tennessee are desirous of retain
ing the Judgeship, and In the event of
Senator Harding's election strong pres
sure wil be brought to bear to prevent
confirmation vuntll after the Inaugura
tion of a Republican president at which
time the judgeship will become Repub
lican patronage.
It Is understood that Senator Shields
made no recommendation with regard to
the vacancy. He has been content to
await developments and see that no '
appointment hostile to mm is con
firmed. Senator Shields Is one of the ranking
members of the judiciary committee,
to which all such appointments are re
ferred, and an appointment objection
able to him wou'i never be reported
out of the committee Tor confirmation.
The friendn of Mr. Martin are en
couraged over his prospect of appoint
ment and confirmation. He is a young
lawyer of splendid ability with a large
practice. He has taken a prominent
part in state politics for a number of
He managed the campaign In Shelby
county for the independent candidates
for the supreme court of appeals In 1910.
He managed Senator Shield's campaign
for renomination in Shelby county in
1917. He Is a close personal and politi
cal friend of Gov. Roberts. For a num
ber of years Mr. Martin has been a
member of the Democratic state com
mittee from the Tenth district. He has
taken an active part in local politics
Mr. Martin had not only strong In
dorsement from' the Memphis bar, but
from lawyers of prominence throughout
the state. Including Judges of the su
preme court and court of appeals.
Mr. Martin is 37 years of age and a
native of Memphis. He is a graduate
of the University of Virginia law de
partment. He was admitted to the bar
In 1905 and began the practice of law
with the firm df Lehman & Gates,
the style of the firm being changed
to Lehman, Gates Martin. After the
retirement of Mr. Lehman, he was a
member of the firm or Gates ft Martin,
an association which continued until
the first of this year. Mr. Martin is
"Courting' Leads
To Court And Fine
Neale Lyne has learned that In spite
of the trend of present-day fiction, all
Kins ao not line cave-man stuff. He
was tried Tuesday in citv court on a
charge of assault and battery, Mrs An
nie May Griffin being prosecutor. Shi
testified that hn "hung around her and
she couldn't get rid of hlni." and that
on Sunday evening he met her and
struck her several times in an attempt
to make her go with him. Inasmuch as
she already has on husband, she re
fused. He testified that he, had been with
her afl day, and that fliey had had no
trouble. Judge Barker, however, told
Lyne he would have to fine liim HO.
Barker Showers
Fine1 On Head Of
Umbrella Wiclder
It cost E. L. Miller $5 a, stroke for
beating his nec-o laundress with an um
brellaj Mary Taylor, negresM, had him
arrested, saying thai he had heat her
when she trleo to collect some money
for washing. He told the Jinlue n city
court that he "may have lilt hir two or
three times, but he was so mail at her
he didn't know what he whs doing " He
specified that- the umbrella he usen
was a gold-handled one. but In spite of
this fact the machinery of the law
ground $15 out of him.
CRENSHAW, Miss., Sept. 15.,4Spl.)
The Crenshaw hotel, owned by K. D.
Ramho, was sold Monday to Mrs. Sarah
Dowdy, of Darling, Miss. Mrs. Dowdy
takes possession Wednesday. This
hotel has always had the reputation of
City pommissicn Considering
Two Plans Submitted by
Receivers 10 Cent Elec
tricity and $1.80 Gas.
Present Rate Electricity cents
per kilowatt for first 80 and SO-cent
service charge; gas rate, J1.10 per
thousand cubic feet, net, ai 50
cents service charge.
Proposed Rate Schedule A. elec
tricity, 7 cents per kllowtt for first
200 and SO-cent service charge; gas
rate, $1.65 per thousand cubic feet
and 60 cents service charge.
Proposed Rate Schedule B, elec
tricity. 10 cents per kilowatt for
first 10 and 8 cents for next 80, no
service charge; gas rate, $1.80 per
thousand cubic feet with minimum
bill of $1, and no service charge.
Consideration of tentative rate sched
ules submitted bv - the Memphis Gas
and Electric company occupied the at
tention of Mayor Paine and city com
missioners Wednesday. There was no
indication as to which of the schedules
would meet with the approval of the
commission, but before any rate In
crease Is approved the commission will
insist upon adequate guarantees of re
sumption of service, efficient manage
ment ana other things which Mayor
Paine has reoeatedlv declared would be
required of the gas company.
mere la little question In the minds
of persons familiar with the attitude of
the mayor that schedule B will be the
mostly likely selection of the commis
sion. The total return to the gas com
pany In adltlon to Its present schedule
under this new rate would be $822,150.
which Is slightly less fhan the annual
deficit as outlined In the report of F.
G. Proutt, the city's expert.
Schedule A would net the company
an Increase of $867,000, or approximate
ly $40,000 more than the deficit sug
gested by Proutt.
The schedules were presented to
Mayor Palna shortly after the meeting
of the city commission was held, by
Lovlck P. Miles, attorney for the re
ceivers. Mr. Miles Informed the mayor
that he would be out of the city for
two days and it Is probable that no
decision will be reached until his re
turn. The two schedules designated as A
and B, together with the present gas
and electric rates, are as follows:
Schedule A. Proposed electric rate,
seven cents per kilowatt for the first
100 kilowatts used per month; five cents
(Continued on Page 10, Column 1.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. Requests
of the American Cotton association for
governmental aid In financing the mar
keting of the cotton crop of the South
were denied today by W. P. G. Hard
ing, governor of the federal reserve
The representatives of the associa
tion asked extension of credit on cot
ton loans estimated at approximately
$500,000,000 to permit growers to hold
their cotton and prevent dumping on
the market at a loss.
The solution of the problem facing
Southern cotton producers. Governor
Harding said, lies with the producers
themselves and In their home banks.
"Go back home and tell the people to
quit talking calamity," the governor
oeclared, suggesting that the cotton
men sell their high grade stock to meet
demands as they arise, which would
enable them to gradually liquidate their
debts and hold their low grade cotton
for a better market.
The federal reserve board Is keenly
alive to the Importance of doing every
thing to sustain rrtculture In all sec
tions of the country, the governor told
the association members, but he added
that the board was not authorized to
deal In prices, though Its actions might
have an effect upon them. Recent es
timates of the value of this year's staple
crops are $22,000,000,000, the governor
said, and expansion of credit to assist
producers In all parts of the country
would mean about $3,000,000,000 In loans.
Merrill N. Reeves, aged 17, 1024 Breed
love, died at St. Joseph's hospital
Wednesday afternoon from a fractured
skull sustained In an automobile acci
dent 12 hours previous on Moorhead
avenue in front of the Gujhrle school.
No report of the accident had been made
to police headquarters up until the
time of the lad's death.
Young Reeve had just returned from
a dance at Kdgewood park and had
accompanied his sister, Kva Mae
Reeves, aged 14, to their homo when he
left the house again. Seeing an auto
mobile appronching and recognizing
some friends he leaped on the running
hoard of the machine which was driven
by Charles Heckle, son of City Detec
tive Heckle. As the machine picked up
speed and swerved to one side. Young
I Reeves was thrown off, his head strik
ing a telepnone post.
The lad was rushed to the hospital
where ho was given emergency treat
ment. He was the son of Charles N. Retves,
a plumber. Me is survived by his
mother and father, two sisters and two
Police are Investigating the accident.
being one of the best In North Mtaiis
siDiii. and enlnvs a good natronagsf from
president of th Southern Uagus. Until ail tha traveling men In tha territory.
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The baby hippo at Overton 'Park soo
has Its trunk all ready for a trip to its
future home In Chicago.
No. kiddies, it didn't borrow It from
the elephant, and it has promised Su
perintendent Wynne Cullen that it
won't crane Its neck en route or make
a monkey out of Itself after It gets to
the big Western metropolis.
it goes to Chicago to b lionized by
the kiddies. Its purchase from . the
Memphis soo was made possible by a
donation from Wm. Wrlgley, Jr., the
chewing gum king. What a business
he would have It all gum chewers had
a mouth like this hlpiwl "I can hardly
bear to leave you!" the hippo tried to
tell Superintendent Wynne Cullen when
he called on It this morning and Mold
It that plans for Us trip are about
Scarcity of Teachers Caused
Board of Education to Abol
ish Rule Made When Appli
cants Exceeded Jobs.
Married women can now get Jobs M
teachers in the public schools of Mem
phis, according to an announcement
Wednesday by Prof. Wharton B. Jne.
superintendent of schools. This Is male
necessary becnus of the shortage oi
t iachers. At piesent there are approxi
mately 25 vacancies In the city school
The announcement that married wo
icen will be employed opens m a vast
field to the school board as many ex- .
cellent teachers have been forced to
resign their positions In ths schools Ik
ob life of the rule against employing
married women. 1'roi. jones siaieu
Wednesday that he believed many for
mer teachers would tuks advantage of
this opportunity to reaume their work
In the schools and that the' system as
a whole would profit by the mow.
Plumbing rix'tires for Mlewild scnml
have reached Memphis and are being
installed rauidlv as possibly. Th
fixtures for Cummins avenue school ars
expected 'allv and will be Installed
a.i soon as they arrive. Crews are work-
ing night and day, prof, jonea said, to
complete the work this week so as to
permit the opening of these two school
on next Monday.
A meeting of the board of education
will be held Thursday night for the pur.
pose or electing teaohera to fill the va
cancies in the schoools and for Ui
transaction of other business.
The school system of Memphis was
short 17 regular teachers and about an
equal number of aid teachers at the op- .
enlng. Some of these vacancies have
been filled, however, until the short
age at this time is approximately 25
teacners, ootn regular ana alas.
All principals and teachers have been
Instructed by Prof. Jones to complete
tabulation of enrollment figures as soon
as liossihle and a detlntte date has been
set for their return to the of rice of lb
suptrlntenuent v,
Officials of the Baptist Memorial hos
pital have the right to prohibit osteo
paths from practicing within tbe Insti
tution. They have the right to bar
from practice inside their walls all but
allopathic doctors. If they so desire.
This point was decided Wsdnesdav by
Chancellor F. H. Heiskell, at the rlto
of a hearing for mandatory Injunction,
brought against the hospital officials by
Ir. John M. Hnrrison, osteopath. Dr.
Harrison claimed the right by law to
treat professionally one of his patients
who was paying for a private room at
the Institution. His right was denied
bv the court, and osteopaths are barred
until the hospital officials see fit to
admit them to practice.
Chancellor Heiskell held that the hos
pital Is a private charity Institution and
has the right to make and enforce such
rules and regulations as its officials see
Application for mandatory Injunction
was filed Tuesday for Da. Harrison by
Attorneys W. P. Biggs and H. T,
Leonard. Dr. Hnrrison's application al
leged that after ha had vfalind a ML.
Jlssippi patient at the hospital he was
barred by a Dr. Ewlng. who wore a
'Charley Chanlln mustarh. whloh
seemed to be the only emblem or In
signia of his authority." Later, when
Harrison returned with his attorney,
nupi. j'viumui ana Assistant SupL
Sheets Informed him that It was con.
trary to the policy of the hospital to
permit osteopaths to "visit - and treat
their patients therein."
Walter P. Armstrong appeared Wed
nesday as counsel for the hospital. Hl
answer to the bill was filed shortly bo
fore court convened. He claimed foi
the Institution the right to make and
enforce such rules and :egu1atlons as
the officials In charge saw fit to pass.
He was upheld by the court In this con
tention. None of the principals appeared In
court while the case was being argued
by attorneys.
R. L. JORDAN, Citizens' League Chairman.
The local political pot Is not only
boiling, but has bubbled over.
The' first real spash was heard Wed
nesday morning when the executive
committee of the Citizens' league held
a meeting for te purpose of discuss
ing plans for cofnbating the proposed
recall of the city administration.
"The executive committee is on tho
Job," Mr. Jordan said In concluding his
remarks, "and we are prepared and will
continue to be prepared to resist any
attempt to disrupt the affairs of the
city of Memphis and plunge our city
again Into political strife. We feel that
we should do this In the Interest of the
cltv's welfare, and1 we will go tho
POCATKLLO. Ida.. Sept. 15 Gov
ernor Cox today opened his campaign
ing with an ! o'clock Bpeech here
preliminary to Beveral addrtisnes In I
I tan. Arriving here from Bolserere
he spoke last night, the presidential
?andldate addressed another early
morning gathering on the league of n
Just now the committee Itsn't saying
Just what It will do by way of ward
ing off the much-ta)ked-of and little
seen recall. The committee feels that
the next move Is rather left to the
backers of the recall, and that Inas
much as no petitions have been filed
with the city clerk, and nothing definite
Is known as to when they will be filed,
that thev are placed In a position of
"watchful waiting."
R L. Jordan, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, presided at the
well attended meeting of the executive
committee. Mrs. S. J. Kills was the
onlv woman present at the meeting.
At the conclusion of the djjscusslon
Mr. Jordan stated that It was the pur
pose of the executive committee to
back the administration to the limit,
hut that the form which this hacking
TioM take is a matter of conjecture at
his time, that there isn't a dissent
ing vote In tne coinmiuee. bou uiai
the league as a whole feels the same
As has been stated by members of the
executive committee thev are not In a
position to sav Just what line of action
thev will adopt in the event the recall
petitions are filed with the city clerk,
but It Is understood on reliable hu
thorltv that a court fight to teat the
constitutionality of he recall law will
be waged.
Mayor I'aine and a lnajorlv of the
commission are understood to look with
disfavor upon the plan to dodge behind
a leiral technicality and wmie! prefer
to go to the polls and seek vindication
'of their administration.
I The same source of Information.
however, inclines to the belli f that in
dividuals who are momh,,- . A
eoutlve committee of the Citizens'
league will secure an Injunction ln the
ncJ2 r?rt "straining the may"?
and commissioners from calling an elec-
th.ioiuUrt, "Kht on ' con
stltutlonalltv of the law.
In the event the courts hold that the
act is constitutional there would of
course have to be an electionand in
this event the Cltlens" league will or
gan se and conduct the campaign alone
thm'faa,il1onriM9.that CarT'ea 0n dUr,n
If the law is declared unconstitu
tional, however, tho league will have
been successful In their efforts without
the necessity of another election.
Backers of the recall, It Is under
stood, are prepared to fight the matter
In the courts and are confident of
success, and again, well Informed per
sons agre that If the recall failed that
ouster proceedings would be resorted to
against members of the city adminis
tration, particularly Commissioner John
B. Kdgar.
Ample funds will he provided, It Is
said, for opposing the recall either In
the courts or In an election, and with
this wilt go a publicity campaign de
signed It to acquaint the voters of Mem
phis with the actual accomplishments
of the city administration during the
nine months they have held office.
Mrs. Samuel J. Kills ha announced
her candidacy fof membership on the
city school board and already has re
ceived the indorsement of one or mora
of the Parent-Teacher associations.
Mrs. Kills is a native MempMs -always
has taken an active part ln
social and civic affairs of the city. Her,
mother was for many years principal
of the high school In Memphis and Mrs.
Kills has served as president of two of
tne larent-i eacner associations.
"I have always been very closely as
sociated with the Memphis pub
lic schools," Mrs. Ellis said, "and the
promotion of better schools has been one
of my hobbles. A large number of my
friends have urged me to become a
candidate and 1 have decided to do ao.
I have been Indorsed by one or more
oi me rurein-1 eacner associations ana
will be glad to have the indorsement
of any other organizations ln the city
and If elected will exert my best ef
forts to sec'iring more and better, schools
for Memphis."
A number of candidates already have
announced for places on the school
board and the Citizen's league has
appointed a committee to select a ticket
for the five places on the board. This
committee will report back later to tha
Citizen's league. v '
Among the candidates already an
nounced are: Mrs. Joseph B. Browne,
W, N. I'age, Tom Kstes, Mrs. Berney
Harris and Mrs. Kills. Unless these can
didates receive the indorsement of tha
Citizen's league they will run aa In
dependent candidates against the regu
lar Citizen's league ticket.
Forecaster Scott
Promises Relief
Oh. what a relief! Weather Fore
caster Scott leaned out of the window
Wednesday, sniffed the morning breeze
and made the following prediction re
garding the weather: "Fair and not so
warm Wednesday night with fair and
cooler Thursday." The secret of tha
prediction Is Scott has been forced to
do a lot of extra work since two of
liis assistants were transferred to other
Ifelds and he now reallr.es what it
means to toll in weather such as has
hecn in vogue for the last few days.
The Mississippi river is scheduled for
n farther upward climb In this district
The gauge touched the 12 4-foot mark
Wednesday morning, Indicating a rise of
2 of a foot during the last 2t hours.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Sent. IB. Twen.
fy-one locl men. accused of partici
pating in ballot box frauds during tha
recent primary election, held In Nash
ville, were named in signed indictments
presented at a special sesrlon of tha
criminal court here late Tuesday.
i ne names ot tne allega election
manipulators were read In onen mitrt
by the Davidson county grand Jury, fol
lowing i runinai uuage j. u. B.. Debow's
action In appointing two attorneys-general
pro -.cm to push the prosecution
of the rases. Attorney-General Q. B.
Kirkpatnck refused to sign the Indict.
ments against the men several days ago
on ine grouna mat mo cvtuence couia
not be sustained.
Among the names Included In tha list
of unsigned Indictments was A. J.
Barthell. ch ef of no! re of Nashville.
who Is accused of failure to enforce
gambling and antlvlce laws of the city,
acocrdlng to the unsigned Indictment.
Investigation of the alleged rases will
be made today by the newly-appointed
pro tern oinriais. Autnnrttles say that
It will require several days before tho
Indictments could be returned by tha
grand Jury properly signed should tha
attorneys-general pro tern find suffi
cient evidence to push the Prosecution
of the alleged election cases.
FLORKVCB. Ahv, Sept. 15. (Sol.l
Officers Romlne and Weathers captured
a hti-gniion wuocat copper still on an
island in the Tennessee river near Rog
ersville. Three hundred gallons of
beer were poured out. Polk Allen was
arrested and will have to appear In
federal court.
tlons. progressivUm and other h
ing Democratic doctrines.
To keep his engagement here and
make his Utah scheuule, the governor's
itinerary again was changed. The
Utah Democratic committee arranged
a special train to take the nominee to
Uivho Junction and en route to Ogden.
where he hail other speeches scheduled
at Logan and Ilrlgham.
The governor was to sneak at Ogden
at i:30 o'clock and leave In time for a
six o'clock parade In Salt Ike Cltv.
to be followed by the governor's speech
ln the f imous tabernacle.
BELGRADE. Sept. 15. The Jugo
slav parliament today ratified the treaty
of peaca with Bulgaria.
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 15. iov. Marcus H. Ilolcnmb, doubt i 112
tho legality of tho ratification of the. Nineteenth amendment by the
legislature, bus withhold certification of the ratification.
Mix Calherine M. Flanagan, of the suffrage association, last
night obtained a certified copy of tbe resolution anil left fi Wo.sh'
iiiKlon to file it with Secretary Colby
The It glsluture has been called Into
sprcial si ssion next Tuesday to re
ceive from Gov. Ilolcnmb the rescript
of the Nineteenth amendment end
proclamation, which Secretary Colby Kticut.Snnd that he would not certify
sent him. and on which he expects the
legislature, to acL The guvernor aaid
that the action of the legislature yes
terday did not concern him. He added
that he Iws outlined how ratification
can H rigidly accomplished by Oonnec-
tify action until It was done in a legal
Twenty-four hours to noon. Sept lit
Hour. Dry Bulb. Wet Bulb. Humidity
7 p 111. yes day 84 77 .71
7 am. today.. 77 73 Si
Noon today . . CH 77 (I
Maximum ....87 .. .-.
Minimum .... 75 ..
Hun sets today 5:07 p.m.: rises tomor
row 5:44 a.m. Moon sets 7:6 p.m. to
night. Precipitation, none.
Tennessee Fair: cooler.
Mississippi r air.
Arkansas Cloudy; cooler.
Alabama Fair.
Kentucky Thundershowers.
Louisiana -Fair.
Oklahoma Cloudy.
North and South Carolina,
and Florida Fair.
East Texas Fair.
West TexasCloudy.

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