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MEMPHIS, TEiNN., FRIDAY ArTEUflOOK, SEPTEMBER 17. 1020
XWfcMft-lttO PAGES.
NUMBER 223.
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SLEUTHS CERTAIN
BLAST RESULT OF
ANARCHISTS' PLOT
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BUFFALO. N. Y., Sept. 17. A man
who admits he it Edward Fischer, and
that ha recently Wat In Toronto,, la de
tained at police headquarter at Hamll
torvOnt., according to a telephone mes
eag from that city received here to
day. A police aurgeon it examining him
to determine whether he Is Insane.
Relatives In Hamilton are aald to have
Informed the police of hia whereabouts.
He has not been questioned about a
Rsttcard warning a broker's clerk In
lew York te get out of Wall street
Sept. 15. '
Police say Fischer's brother-In-law,
1 Robert Pope, of New York, Informed
him that three weeka ago the prlaoner
predicted the New York catastrophe and
tent warnings to Wall street friends.
Pope says- his relative has been ' In a
peculiar mental condition for some time
and that he believes the Information
as to the approaching disaster was "re
ceived by telepathy."
Edward P. Fischer, a former employe'
of the French high commission In New
York, detained by the police In Hamll.
ton, Ont., today, after he le alleged to
have sent two postcards to friends,''
from Toronto, warning them not to be
In Wail street at 3 o'clock Wednesday,
the 15th, will be brought to New York
to testify before the September grand
jury. This body today was ordered to
Inquire Into the disaster.
Shortly before word of Fischer's oe
tention waa received here, a represen
tative of the district attorney'a office
left for Toronto with, a aubpoena . for
him.
Wm. J. Flynn, chief of the bureau of
Investigation, department of Justice, de
clared this afternoon he was positive a
bomb had caused the explosion in Wall
street yesterday, which took a toll of
36 lives, Injured about 200 persons and
cauaed property damage running Into
the millions.
"There Is absolutely no doubt that It
waa a bomb," said Chief Flynn. "An
important development in tlie laat two
hours has convinced us of this. The
bomp was apparently placed by a person
who waa within four blocks of AVall and
Broad streets when the exposhin- oc
curred." Chief flynn made his announcement
shortly after Fire Commissioner Dren
.Tian ad reported to Mayor Hylyan hts
nelief that a bomb was responsible1 for
the disaster Hnd the police had begun
to awing to the bomb theory as opposed
to that of a collision between a powder
Wagon and ail automobile. - -.
The theory of the Investigators la
that a time bomb was placed on the
wagon, and that the driver hurried
from the scene just after arranging for
It to explode at noon.
Driver of Wagon Sought
Certain at , least of the cause of
the explosion, federal agents and city
police Increased their search for the
driver of a Wagon drawn by the one
horse which was blown to pieces. -No
trace of htm has yet been found.
While half r dosen official Investigations-
were under way members of the
firm of J. P. -Morgan & Co. conferred
in regard to the disaster. . Then they Is
sued a statement to the effect that they
had no knowledge as to the cuase or
motives of the explosion. " Several mem
'bers of the. firm have received verbal
and written communications In reaar.l
to the explosion, but they say none has
thrown light upon It.
At police headquarters It was said the
first task would be to assemble the
fragments of the bomb' in an effort to
reconstruct It and determine' whether
it was made by skilled hands or by a
novice.
The explosion, according to the offi
cial investigators, "apparently occurred
In a horse-drawn covered wagon at a
point am'OHt opposite the entrance to
the United States assay office."
The Investigators learned that the
wagon had a red running gcur and that
there was no markings on the harness
other than to show it was for one horse.
The small pieces of window weight!
with which the infernal machine hnd
been loaded had been "fused by an In-
GAS
RECEIVERS
OE
now
tense heat," Indicating they had been
cut into slugs by a high-powered ga
burner.
Referring to the theory that the ex
plosion had been caused by collision of
an automobile with a powder wagon,
Commissioner Drennan said that only
two concerns are licensed to convey
explosives through the Btrcets of New
York, and that all of their wagons and
water trucks had been accounted for.
No blasting powder, dynamite or
trlnltrotoluel was delivered by either
concern to any of the four places In
the downtown district where blasting is
being done, the report stated.
Sheet Metal Found. , "
"Pieces of sheet metal resemblln
tin," the report said, ."were found in
the debris similar to metal lining such
as is used In the construction of export
cases for high explosives."
No sash weights such as were used
In the bomb, fragments of which pitted
the windows and walls of the J, P. Mor
gan & Co. and the United States assay
buildings are missing, the repo.rt said,
from any of the windows In the vicinity
of the explosion. The type of sash
weight Is regarded as an Important
clew.
The board of estimate, meeting this
morning, appropriated $10,000 for infor
mation leading to the arrest and convic
tion of persons Implicated in the ex
plosion. An addition $500 was appro
priated for information leading to the
establishment of the ownership of the
horse and wagon. A. proposal by one
member that 1-5,000 bo authorized, was
rejected.
More than 150 pounds of broken sash
weights and other metal fragments
have been collected by the firo de
partment at the scene of the disaster
and turned over lo the police, Commis
sioner Drennan said.
Six expert chemists attached to the
bureau of mines of the department of
the interior arrived at police headquar
ters this afternoon from Washington
and assisted in reconstructing metal
fragments believed to have been part
of a bomb. ' " '
scene revealed, accoraing to a oign oi- i r J" .VJT;, ","',,. .
requested that his name w ,r;";"'"," . J """'"T
corns TOLD
Services of "Voluntary Inter
mediary" Refused Pending
City's Answer to Letter
From Company.
., Frank S. Elgin and J. F. Ramler. re
ceivers for the Memphis Gas and Elec
tric company, will decline to resign or
avail themselves of the services of the
executive committee of the Chamber of
Commerce as "voluntary Intermediary"
pending receipt of an answer from May
or Paine and the city commission.
Lovlck P. Miles, attorney for the re
ceivers, stated Friday that neither of
the receivers would quit nor would
there be any further oral conferences
relative to the gas situution.
"We expect and feel that we are en
titled to a written reply from the city
commission In reply to our proposi
tion," Mr. Miles declared, and until wo
receive such a reply, putting the com
mission on record, there will be no fur
ther oral conferences."
There is no reason for the resigna
tion of the two receivers and the ap
pointment of one receiver, Mr. Miles
said, - as the proposition to retain Mr.
Ramler In some official capacity and
the appointment of another receiver
would not reduce expenses. Further,
he declared that there was a proposi
tion already made to expend (250,000 as
soon as the temporary increase In rates
is granted and that that amount is all
that can be expended during this year.
In the ;vcnt a reasonable time elapses
and no reply is received from the city
commission there are two courses open
to the gas and electric company. They
can either go before the state utilities
commission with a request for addition
al emergency relief or they can apply to
whn rentiested
withheld, fragments of ciock worn, sucn
as is commcaty fUttrd la-wa'XInt- bomb
Tbrre piece of liiiryed metal were also
found beneath the surface of the pave
ment in the hole, caused by-tie explo
alon., Another piece of similar metal
was taken from ' the body of Robert
Weatday, a 16-year-old messenger, who
was killed, according to T)r. Charles
H. ' Norris. chief medical examiner.
Examination of the wrecked wagon
revealed, according to the police, that
Lit waa what Is known a a "rack truck"
nnd that it was unlikely a venicie oi
this type would be used to transport
powerful explosives.
WAITER SAYS HE KNOWS
"ALL ABOUT EXPLOSION"
.WASHINGTON. Sept. 17. A hotel
waiter, reported by police to have told
his fellow employes thut he "knew all
about the New York explosion," and
that the "treasury will be the next to
go," was questioned last night by de
partment of justice agents but was not
held.
Extra precautions were taken, to
guard government property here.
Attorney-General rainier and Francis
P, Cmrvan.. assistant attorney-ffeneral,
In charge of the government's antlradi
cal campaign, left here today for New
York to investigate the explosion in
the financial district there yesterday.
It was stated at the department of
justice thut the federal government's
Inouirv would be directed largely to de
termining whether the explosion result
ed from radical activities. Officials said
reports. thus far received from federal
agents in New York did not give any
conclusions m to whether the explo
sion was caused by a bomb or wns an
accidental one.
trfc inrder. to serum the nec.essarv funds
Uw Nit'Lwocesse can ba Inaugurated
iiie Tiin:e lime. . 4 ., - .,
It is urgent. Mr. Miles said, that ad
ditional money be secured at the earliest
possible moment and UnlesB the city
accedes to the request the gas com
pany will of necessity be forced to take
one of the two courses outlined.
J. M. Walker, vice-president of the
Chamber of Commerce, said Frldiy that
the executive committee anticipated no
refusal on the part of the gas com
pany receivers to resign, but that in
the event the matter took such a course
that the committee had several plans
in mind for forcing compliance with
their withes
Mayor Paine declared Frldav that
there had been no change in the at
titude of the city; that efficient man
agement, resumption of service and thu
SLEEP RELIEVES
STARVING MAYOR
LONDON', ffept. 17. Lord Mayor Tei
nice MacSwiney of Cork, who today
began the thirty-sixth day of his hun
ger strike at Brixton prison, passed a'
somewhat better night and had a little
sleep, raid a bulletin Issued at 10 n.m.
today by the Irish Self-Determinatlon
league. The bulletin said the pains he
has suffered in his limbs and back con
tinue, but that he was not suffering
from the pain in his head from which
h has frequently complained. It was
declared a physician had found him ap
preciably weaker, but tha.t Tie. was still
conscious.
, In his report to, the home office, the
physician at Brixton prison declared
there was no change in the lord mayor's
eonditlon. except that a gradual deterio
ration was noticeable daily.
BOMB SUSPECT ARRESTED
IN CANADA HELD INSANE
HAIfll.TON. Ont, Sept. 17.-Edwln
P. Fischer, detained here In connection
with warnings alleged to have been sent
predicting the Vnll street explosion,
was adjudged n Vfit subject for the
asylam, ' by a lunacy commission here
today and will be taken there this aft
ernoon. Officers who took the ' prlsonef ' In
charge say he talked queerly, He
claimed that he hail once acted as
sparring partner to Jack Dempsey, the
heavyweight champion.
Robert Pope, of New York. Fischer's
brother In-law, speaking to newspaper
men this afternoon, said that Fischer
told him three weeks ago that he had
a premonition that Wall street would
bi blown up but he paid no attention to
nvm.
He declared that Fischer moved In no
I- ...kink 1. nttlA . nn.- (m ,
rv-VVl,..lu III 1 lin 11 -."wm ."Hie 1,1 1.1'n-
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Vii:i huh ii-ipiiib n in, n'uiu Ki? mill
ih-iy information of the impending explosion.
HOUSE KILLS CONVENTION
MONTGOMERY. Ala., Sept. 17 By a
vote of 70 lo 22 the Alahama house of
representatives late yesterdav defeated
a resolution submitting to the electors
of the state a proposal permitting them
to say whether or not a constitutional
waventioit should be held In 1922.
Has Teeth Pulled;
Arrested, Charged
With Being Insane
Mrs. Dora McCain, housekeeper,
aged 49, Thursday afternoon was
liberated from police headquarters
after 24 hours' confinement follow
ing her arrest Wednesday charged
with lunacy." The docket gave Mrs.
McCain's address aa Adams avenue.
Officer) said aha resides on South
McLean boulevard. '
While Mrs. McCain was held in a
cell, so a story at headquarters said
Friday, an officer brought a negro
woman Into the prison and, opening
the door to Mrs. McCain's cell,
. placed her therein. Day Turnkey
Joe Cole later saw the two together
and removed Mrs. McCain.
Dr. Drake en examination of Mrs.
McCain reported that she was not
suffering from mental trouble and
waa entirely eanav It was said that
she waa picked up as she walked
along the street with her hand
across her face. Mrs. McCain had
juct visited the dentist and had
ifht front teeth removed. In con
sequence she waa holding her mouth
In an effort to alleviate pain.
BROUSSARD BEATS
SANDERS FOR SENATE
' NKW ORI.l'ANS. Kept. 17.--Wtth n
lead of 8,468 over his closest competitor.
sce-ording to figures tabulated today by
ihe Daily State.:, Edwin S. Broussarrl
apparently won the nomimtlon over
J. V. Sanders and D. Caffery for United
States senator In last Tuesday's pri
mary. Broussurd mado as the leading
lsue of his campaign a promise that
If elected ho would work for a modifi
cation of tne Volstead act o as to
permit use of light vlnrs and beer.
Girl's Father Kills
Her Aged Husband
SHREVEPORT. La., Bopt. 17 En
raged over the alleged III treatment of
his lS-year-old daughter bv C. B. Mar
tin. her 60-year-old husband. H. O
Newman, father of the alrl-brlde. las'!
night shot and Inatantly killed his sou-
in-iaw at ttaairop, i,a., where ne re
sides. Martin waa a wealthy farmer,
Newman surrendered.
(Continued on Page 11, Column 1.)
Warning To Keep
Out Of Wall Street
Received Sept. 9
NUTLEY, N. J.. Sent. 17. WArninz
to. keep out of Wall street "until after
Sept. 16" was received here Sept. by
Joseph T. O'Neill. 24-year-old son of a
hnnk note paper manufacturer, he de-
cisirea here today.
O Nelll said a stranger on a train toM
him he was a secret service asent at
tached to the French high commission
and was on his way to Buffalo, where
some anarcnists were under arrest.
Alter lie learned that n Nelll waa
employed tn a lower Broadway office
he warned him to keep away from the
Wall street district. O'Neill said. The
man said a close watch was being kept
on known anarchists, but the plot might
develop successfully in spite of precau
tions.
O'Neill stated this morning that he
was In communication with the French
high commission, aid was told the de
scription of the stranger coincided with
that of Edward Fisher, a "former em
ploye of the commipsion," who is re
ported to have sent a postcard warning
of the explosion and was detained by
police in Hamilton, Ontario, today.
BOMB FATALITIES
AS MANY OF
GROW
INJURED DIE
NEW. YORK, Sept. 7. Thlity.slg
persona, two of them undentlfled, lost
their lives In the exploslot yesterday In
Wall atret, according te revised cas
ualty list Issued at nooi today. The
number of Injured . la eat to approxi
mate '200, with the exact figures unob
tainable because scores nceived emer
gency treatment outside If hospitals.
The revised list of deadrollowa:
JOSEPH ARAMBARRV, 28 yeara, a
West Indian, of the Bront.
; REOIN AIjD ELL8WO)THY. West
Orange. N. J. i
BARTHOLOMEW FiJNNERY, 19
yenrs. messenger. New prk.
FRANKLIN G. MILLfU, 21 years,
New York. - ;
HAROLD L. GILLIE'!, lrlham. N. Y.
CHARLES HANRAHAN Brooklyn.
RAYMOND MILLER, nj address.
THOMAS W. OSTRKY. to address.
BENJAMIN SOLOWAf 16 years.
Brooklyn. " I
JOSEPH" SCHMlTT, 30 years, Long
island i ny
JOHN W. WEIR, New
MARGARET FISHER,
JOHN DONOHUE, 38. ooklyn
ork.
rooklyn.
Brooklyn,
Elmhurst,
31,
WILLIAM JOYCE. 24.
clerk In Morgan's office.
CAROLYN DICKINSON.
''MRS. MARGARET DURET
Brooklyn.
WORTH BAQLEY ELLSWORTH. 52,
Washington, p. C.
W.LLIAM F. HUTCHINSON, 41,
Carden City, L. I
JOHN" J. JOHNSON. New York.
LERNARD J. KENNEDY, 30. Brook
lyn! ALEXANDER LEIOH. New York.
CHARLES LINDROTHE. Brooklyn,
COLIN B. M'CLURE, 13. Yonxers.
ALFRED MAYER. New York.
COL. CHAS. A. NEVILL, U.S.A., Sa
vannah, Ga.
RUDOLPH PORT1NY. Jamaica. L. I.
EDWARD A. SWEET, Broklyn.
ROBERT WFSTDAY. 1. New York.
MILDRED XYLANDER. New York.
LEWIS K. SMITH. New York.
JEROME H. M KEON, chauffeur.
MR. MACARTHURS, addresa unknown.
TWO BODIES still unidentified at
morgue.
L. L. ROBKTRH. New York.
JOSEPH ARESBURG. Brooklyn,
ne
L0WDEN1TE WNS
IN SENA
TERAGE
Thompson Candidate 10,000
Ahead in Illinois Giber
natortal Contes
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. Effete were
continued today to complete'the tin
official count of WetJnesday'Sprlmary
ballot for the closely contestej Repub
lican gubernatorial and senate! nomi
nations and the Democratic Jnatorlal
race. With 691 out of the '337 pre
clnctS in the shjte' missinevjf' Which
279 were in Chicago, Lett Itiall, pi
Kankakee, supported bv MawThomrv
son. of Chicago, for the giernatorla.'
nomination appeared to nava barn tn
victor over Lieut, uov. jonn' ugiesDy.
Lowtfen candidate, by a plfrality of
about 10,000 in a total vote nearly
700.000. Small polled the heavest vote
In Chicago, where he received he sup
port of the Thompson Repbllcans,
while Oglesby's strength caie from
downstate Lowden Republlcani
Congressman W. B. McKlnleyLowden
candidate for senator, sppearecto have
defeated Frank I Smith, supu-ted by
Mayor Thompson, by a plural!' some
what smaller than that whlchdeclded
the gubernatorial contest. Recflcation
of a clerical error in the tablitlon of
the Chicago vote put. McKinlc In the
lead bv about 4.000 votes, furthi down
state reports adding to his gall. Me
Kinley's vote, with 477 prccinctoutsitle
Cook county to report, was 121,884.
Smith had 317.33n, with 271) jecincts
missing In Chicago.
The official canvass to be hi next
Tuesday probably will be neceary to
determine .the Democratic satorlal
winner, as with compilation ofmoffi
clal returns, Robert E. Burke ar Peter
A. Waller continued to run nk and
neck. With 2.815 precincts In tl state
tabulated, of which 2.130 were Cook
county, the vote was Burke 48.82.Wal
ler 48.M2. ,
Woman Fasts 40
Days To CureUl
ROSEBURG, Ore., Sept. 17.-4rs,
J. M. Lane, of Roseburg. yesttlay
completed a 40-day fast, ding
which time she partook of no ur
ishment except a little orangtnd
lemon Juice In water. Mrs. ne
hnd been suffering with clinic
stomach trouble many yearsind
was advised to fast. She lo li
pounds In weight in that tlmeiut
never was confined to her bedler
.first food was a small amou of
soup. i
Explosion Recalls
Assassin's Attempt
On Life Of Morgan
NEW TORK, Sept. 17. The Wall
street disaster recalls the attempted aa
aasalnntion of J. P. Morgan at his sum
mer home In Glen Cove. N. Y., on July
8, 1915, and the bomb "holdup" of the
late Russell Sage's office in lower
Broadway In 1191.
Mr. Morgan was shot nnd bad'y
wounded by Frank Holt, a maniac. He
was afterward Identified aa Erich Muen.
ater, former Instructor at Cornell uni
versity and also at Harvard. After his
arrest HoH confessed that he aet off a
bomb In the senate reception room In
Washington, July 2, 1915.
He declared his motive was to try to
induce Mr. Morgan to use his influence
against tjje manufacture of munitions
in the UrMed States. He said he had
art off" the bomb at Washington to
'call attention to the inurdcrs being
done iu Europe by the war.'-' The man
committed sulcld a few dava later.
In 189K Henry Y". Norcrosa entered
Mr. Sage's office, demanded $200,000 Bnd
then hurled a 'bomb at the financier.
The explosion killed the intruder and
Injured several clcrks.-"Mr. Sage was
protected from Injury by Walter Laid
law. a clerk, who placed hi body In
front of his employer. Laidlaw's .In
juries made him an Invalid the rest of
his life.
Broker Admits .
, Speed, But Judge
Raises Usual Fine
"Your honor, when the officer ar
rested me. he was in civilian clothes,
was dirty and unshaven, and very im
pudent. I did not like to be arrested
by such an officer, and I guess 1 did
get mad." said A. I. Falls, broker. 313
North Bellevue, who was in city court
Thursday charged with speeding on
North Parkway.
"la It not a fact that you were going
at a rate of 35 miles an hour?'' asked
Judge Barker.
"Yes, but I was trying to catch."
'Well. Mr. Fulls. In such caies I gen
erally fine the offender hut because
of your language to tho officer. I will
make It lib."
Former Memphis
Woinan Kills Self
ST. LOUIS. Sent. 17. Mrs vn.-t.
Cravens, 40, prominent in St. Louis
society circles, shot and killed herself
at her heme here late Thursdnv. H-r
husband. Rutherford A Crnvcns.'a stock
and bond broker, said she had been
in 111 neann tor several months.
Before her marriaie. Mm iv,....
was Miss Nancy Blake, of Memphis
Tenn. She as a niece of ih.
Gen. George B. Gordon, of Memphis.
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Memphis. . 1
Quiet Prevails After Killing
i of - Mine , Superintendent
and Wounding of Two
Deputy Sheriffs.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Scot. 1J.-Thre
companies of national guards, under
command of Major W. L. Baldwin, left
here at 10 o'clock this morning for
Walker county.
It la understood they will make their
headquarters at Jasper, in the center
of the coal strike district, where nu
merous clashes have taken nlaca be
tween mine guards and striking min
ers.
Three negroes were wounded In a aim
fight at Maiestic. Jefferson enuntv. to
day, according to reports reaching here.
vuici prevailed in local striae uisirici
early todiy following a number of dis
turbances yesterday and last night. Re
ports that Governor Kiiby had ordered
r.lx companies of national guards Into
Jefferson and Walker counties, did not
letsen the intense feeling which has
existed between mine guards and strik
ing miners since last Sunduy.
Culmination of a series of collisions
between guards and strikers occurred
at the mines of the Corona Coal com
pany yesterday afternoon, when L. M.
Artier, superintendent for the Corona
company, was shot to death and Deputy
nerms eulllvan and Coker were
wounded.
Accordlne to I.drnr L. Adler. uncle
of the slain man, who waa an evewlt
ress. the superintendent, with 25 mine
guards, left the camn of the Corona
company and started down the road to
intercept a party of strikers who. it had
been reported, had gathered near the
camp. The sunerintendrnt and his
party had not proceeded very far when
snots were fired and a lively aklrmlBh
ensued.
Mr, AUIer was killed In the first ex
change of shots 4ind the two demillcs
were badly wounded. Following the en
counter tne strikers witnarew. bo far
as could be learned no arrests' were
made.
Coal nnerntnrs nri utilnn lea, lira ilu
ioday were awaiting word fram Mont
gomery as to what action the governor
will lake on the report of the medal
coal commission which he appointed In
invniigaie me striae.
The commission has completed Ha
work and it is understood tho report
has been mailed to the governor. While
no information was given out as to the
nature of the findings, it was Indicated
by one of the members that recom
mendations had been made for the cre
ation of the state board of arbitrators
wntcn would nave power to deal in a
legal way with Industrial disturbances.
aiemners or the commission admitted
freely today that their task had been
difficult and that no progress had been
maae inward settling the dispute be
tween operators and union leaders. Ttce-
ognltinn of vhe union was the chief is
sue, thry said, and the operators had
refused to deal directly or Indirectly
with members of the United Mine
Workers
J. It. Kennamer. president of the Aia
bania organisation, told the commis
sion that recognition was the one issue
for which he was contending.
Production is about Stl.oail tons less
than normal this week, according to
reports compiled by Frank V. Kvans,
federal mine statistician. Most of the
loss has occurred In the production of
domesti! coal which Is used, by the
householder.
Operators say lack of cars is the chief
handicap aa.i'.nst which they are con
tending and that the strike has had
practically no effect upon tonnage. Un
ion leaders declare 23 mines In this dis
trict are Idle and that many others are
running on part time. Increased out
put by mines operated under union con
tracts, they say. has prevented a seri
ous drop in production.
Operators' estimates of the number
of mrn on striae is Y.nnii. Inlon lead
ers say twice that number are out.
BRIGADIER-GENERAL
TO COMMAND TROOPS
MONTGOMERY". Ala., Sept. 17.
Brig ,-tJen. Robert K. Stelner and staff
left here early this morning for Blr
mingham, where he will take active
command of the six companies of Ala
bama troops called Into service for
duty tn the coal strike zones of thf
state, after the killing of a mine super
Inlendent and wounding of several dep
Uty sheriffs late Thursday.
Jen. Steiner said none of the Mont
romery companies had been called out
and that It was not likely any other
than the sif companies already calleJ
would be needed.
MONEY KINGS ON
GUARD LEST MORE
OUTRAGES FOLLOW
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. The financial
cantera of America's bl cities from
eeaat te coast are armed camps today,
with polios and private sentries aoatcd
te guard against repetition of the mys
terieus explosion that rooked Wall
street yesterday.
From Washington, Chlcaao. Philadel.
phis. Beaton, Detroit, Baltimore, aa far
south aa the Cult of Mealee and we4t
te the Golden Qate. authorities an
nounced heavy patrols of plain clothes
men and colics reserves In their big
business districts, and federal aoents
worked wlt:i state and city offloiala to
run down reports ef widespread ex
tremist plots.
Meanwhile the scene of yesterday's
b'at Is roned off, while the stock ex
changed and allied organlxallona re
sumed buslnesa at the usual hour this
morning.
Troops were held in readiness on
Governor's Island todnv and detach
ments of the,52d Infantry were In bar
racks subject to Instant call.
All public buildings nnd homes of
wealthy and prominent men here are
under special watch and every availa
ble man not working on the caso la
held In readiness.
Between 8 and a.m., today, police
lines In the financial district were re
laxed for admission of the thousands of
workers. 1 Hiring the same period emer-
3ency patrols were doubled and every
oorway and alley waa under clone In
spection. Imwntown subway stations
were kept cleared by a large force ot
police
During the early hours public and
private agenctca cleaned up Wall street,
sweeping up tons of debris and washing
blood-spattered sidewalks and buildings.
Repairmen in force started work rem
edying damage to twisted Iron office
structures in the Morgan building, and
gutters by scores began the long task
of restoring window panes tn the entire
financial hub. ,
Bonds and Securities Lost.
Kfforts were being made to ascertain
the approximate 'amount of bonds and
other negotiable securities aald to have
been lost during yesterday' a excitement.
It was reported the amount if securities
lost f as expected to run Into several
hundred thousand dollar:.
Estimates, of the property damage run
aa high aa I2.5no.ono,
A piece of metal, probably from a
bomb and an iron slug weighing about
a pound were found by V. 8. Oram,
deputy aaaiaiant treasurer, on -the roof
of the aubtreaaury building thla mom- :
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The financial- district wai rowdod '
with sightseers this morning surveying
the srene. "
Police lines were established for "
distance of two blocks north, ' east
south and west. . ' .
The stock market opened promptly
at 10 o'clock iik n u..L.i ...
; - -" " 1 u miens,
or excitement nnd few traces of yesier--
"i"uii-r asiae irom tne windows,
which were covered with canvas in place
- -; - - ,m. m inn unit- '
'd ri'atea aubtreaaury and astay office.
,"' uirrunjr m me una or tne
explosion, the day's routine waa taken
11 1 1 Without T. hllh ..I.I . . .
- i..,, fti.i,iuKii rjiirs
guards were on duty as a precautionary
..t-u,. mi oanxing nnuan of J. p.
Morgan ft Co., which suffered moat in
the fxlaftlmnk alu. l. . . . 1 .
y Jugular police and a acore of prl-
ii-ic-:i ivra.
The banks opened as usual, but Ihel."
messengers and runners, whs usually
carry large amounts of valuable securi
ties, were escorted by guards a a pre
cautionary measure against the crowds
In the district.
... mm no win
dows and twisted fixtures in th stock;
vAuimiigc. me nmces or J. p. Morgan
Co., the auhtrcaaurv and various
nearhv hi 1 1,1 1 r, ... k-u. . i. .
and a close guard of police and soldieri
from Governors Island was kept
throughout the district. Searchlights
erisa-croased In the sky above the build.
mm bub mi auowea on ma
,,r.U,t."- ,Th apecial corps of guard
will be kept In the roped-off district
for several daye, it was announced. r,-i.
t'ance Into that district will be only by
well established credentials.
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Weather Will Remain
Same, Bureau Says
Th weather forecast for I'rklay nigh!
and Saturday Is f:ir ami no change tn
the present temperature, ail of which
roes to prove that Weather KorrcaJtcr
.NCOll is nappy itnn nas comjesoenMeo
to get gi-rerou. n It't hli prophesies.
The ren.nn for his happiness Is thut
tuo new reemh'Ts have itf-.Mi added to
the staff of the lornl weather btireiu
and therehv relieved the chief cf the
denartri"nt of a lot of extra labor.
Th- river is vbertiiled to rise In thl
restrict fo several davs. The stage of
the river rrlivty roort'lng whs 12. s feet
indicating a rise of i of a foM during
the lul : l our.
Twenty-four hou;s to noon. Sept. ":
Hour. Temp.
Lry. Bib. Wet Bulb. Hum.
7 p ni r (hiy 16 i t v
7 a.m. today. . .l ris 7 1
Noon tnil.tj . . "i'J , ti.' 37
Maximum . . . . 3
jltnlnitun . . . . o
!un sts today fi M pm.: rlr.es tomor
row ii.45 a m Moon foH 0:21 p.m. to
night. Precipitation, none
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Tennessee-Kalr.
Mississippi Kair.
Arkansas Fair; warmer.
Alabama Kalr
Kertucky Hair.
Louisiana Pair.
Oklahoma Kair,
North snd South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida Fulr.
East and West Texas Fair.
TRADE BOARD RAPS -PACKESJALEPLAN
Says Plan to Dispose of Yards
. Not Separation.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 The plan
proposed by the big five packers to
dispose of their sockyard Interests to
F. H. Trlncc & Co. pf Boston, will not
result' In the separation of the stock
yards from packer Interest, the federal
trade commission declared, today In a
report to Attorney-General Palmer.
The commission ga'e two rcaaona for
the conclusion as follows:
"The long-time stockyards relations
of F. H. Prince with the packers have
been such that the plan will not result.
In the opinion of the commissioner. In
a divorcement of the stockarda from
packer Interest.
"The plan aa outlined will result. In
the opinion of the commissioner, in an
infraction of the monopoly law of the
land grea'er and more serious than the
existing Infraction.''
The packers' piun to dispose of their
stockyards Interests was drawn up aft
er the filing of a consent dissolution
decree In federal court here, agreed
upon by th puckers and the depart
ment of Justice us a result of anti
trust suits brought against the packers
at Chicago.
ITALIAN REDS RUSH
AMERICAN CONSULATE
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Laborers Attempt to Lower
Flag During Funeral.
WASHINGTON'. Sept. 17-n at
tempted violation of the American con
sulate at Oenoa. Italy, by workmen
displaying red flag, who sought le
force the lowering of the American
flag during a funeral of workmen was
reiiorled today lo the Mule department.
The report of the Incident was coni-
fmln!cjit,(l hv Vine. I 'nnuiil Unmhti at
(Jenoii, through the American embassy i
t noTcp. i ne lunetai was ot work
men shot during a clash with Italian
police In the disturbances September
10.
Am the procession was passing the
consulate n number of workmen rushed
Into the building and trii d to enter
the consul's office to lower the Amer
ican flag to half must In respect to the
dead.
Vlee-Cfinvul Murphy stopped the
crowd, refused the demand ih.it ih
flag he lowered, and ordered the crowd
out of the consulste.
into tile consulate The workmen finally
ion alter consKuriinie expostulation,
'lining which they were said to have
used insulting language.
The Italian authorities promptly ex
pressed reuret over the incident."
WIFE OF ATTORNEY
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Aftet a lingering lllnw Mr Kvelvn
Carroll H.iun. wife of Yande!l H.nin.
w-el'-'tnown attorney, died Friday morn
ing shout 7 o'clock at the familv resi
dene at 9 1 3 Kolsnd She Is survived
hv her husband and three .voting chil
dren, Jiuiies. Kvelvn and julln llor
lather, Ir .1. It, Carroll, U a prominent I
I'P.tniciiin nt tiimiorson, Tenn , hut for
merly reldd In Boll. A slxtcr, Mrs.
C. B. Mania, and a brother, John Cir
roll. are resilient) of Jac'ison, while
another rl'ter. Mrs. Allen Barrett, le
r.ldes In Austin. Tex
Mrs Haun was a fnMhful member
of the Linden Avenue Chrlstl iin church
and a most devoted toother.
Funeral services will he held Satur
day aftrnonti nt 4 o'clock, conducted
bv her pastor. 1'r. W M Whiin
Mcd by Rev I.ud F.stes '
TROOPS TO GALVESTON.
KtiltT WORTH. Teu K.m 1 :
Three trjons of Texas nntmnut eimrH
all of the f.th cavalry and a provisional
nglment. will entrain here tonight for
Oalveston lo relieve other state troops
nve peco cniorcing martial law.
PATROLMAff WILL
FACE CITY JUDGE
ON TWO CHARGES
Charles Redden, patrolman in contin
uous service .for 17 years. Friday wan at
liberty on hull, but waa docketed to' faea
crty court on charge of drunk and dlt
orderly conduct and assault and battery
after mclre with brother officers on
Thursday night, when he waa arrested
and confined in a cell at headquarters.
None around headquarter! aermed to
know exactly what 'Redder was doing
when first complaint reached the sta
tion and officera were dispatched to
arrest him. Keddrrs had been for som.i
days on a vacation, Comnlalnt reache.l
Night Captain Conny Hough that a msn
was flourishing a pistol and actln.x
mierrly at Vance avenuo and Wellington
atreet.
Kn etgcncy "Officer Vannuccl and
Henderson were dispatched to ; tho
scene. A second call to headquarter
carried Meut. Hoyle. Lieut. Hovlu
meanwhile had reached th tccn. V..
cording to Hoyle. rTlday it took om
pulling and huuling to get Rodders in
the auto which conveyed him back to
the station.
Iteddera Is alleged to have kicked In
the stomach one of the men who arrest
ed him. Home -reports say It was Hovl.
Hoyle denied this and said It was Boyle..
At any rate It was agreed between tho -two
that someone waa kicked.
The patrolman waa very inslitent
when he was brought to the desk ser
geant's window that he be docketed.
His rrouest waa granted for his name
appears, tw ice. Forfeits were .'S and
$10. respectively, for drunk and disor
derly and assault and battery charges.
While at the desk aergcant's window
Redder Is alleged to have had another
run-in with Hoyle. The latter loot hi
eyeglasses in the setto.
Redder as in plain clo'hes when
srrested. He had more than 1100 on
n is person.
An officer at headquarters Friday said
Rodders was raising trouble when tits
first men reached Vance and Welling
ton. The officer further said If Rea
ders had not been so ugly they might
have just taken him home.
Tennis Player, Like
Achilles, Had His
Weakness In Heel
I.ewut R Hardy. 141.1 Vinton avenue,
vice-president and sales manager of lliu
Chickasaw Motor Cnr company, Thurs
day afternoon on the courts of the New
Memphis Tennis club, waa playing Fred,
Snilthwlck n tight (.me of singles to
determine the city championship, when
he suddenly stopped, turned around
and asked who struck him on tne icg. '
When he attempted to walk he could
rot lift his foot. He was taken homo
and Dr. Willis Campbell, who.wa
called in to see him. discovered that tha
Ai'hlllo tendon had broken in two, a
most unusual accident, at the heel
whore1 the birge muscles of the leg arj
inserted In the heel.
Frldav Mr. Hnrdy waa taken to ft.
Joseph' hospital, where Or. Campbell
was to operate Friday afternoon. Th
operation l Pot dangerous, but duo
to the length of time required for tha
tendorajo knit he will be incapacitated
for sefjl weeks.
Poplarville, Miss.,
Swept By Flames
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HATTIK8BCKO. Miss. Fept. 17.
Fire of iindeiernrlnen origin swept an
entire business block in Poplarville,
Miss., this mornlnf at 3:15 o'clock, de
stroying five buildings and damaging
sevnfai others.
The damage la placed at 1100,000. .
partly covered by Insurance.
The large mercantile store of Jo
Batson was completely dostroyed, en
tnillng n lost of JSO.OOO. Hmith drug
store, W. N. Hyde store and a pressing
shop were also wiped out, while th
Bnnk'f Commerce waa (llghUjr dam-j .
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