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Weather Forecast Unsettled, with rain probable; very little change. ( Price Three Cents ') itii fii w m 1 w i i I i in ( Price Three Cents ) VOLUME 4X "i ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MEMPHIS 8UPPLIED BV ASSOCIATED PRK88 g, AKW$ OF THK DAYLIGHT HOUH8 A8 KOOX ft IT HAIM'UNS Y GULF STOW HITS SUGAR FIELDS Hurricane Hits Coast Near Morgan1 City, Wrecking Wires and Cutting Off News of Havoc. '. NEW ORLEANS DAMAGED BY SIDESWIPING WINDS 'NEW ORLEANS, Sep. 32. Patten. gera arriving on SuthrnJPclfle train today aaid ther was no known Iota of Ufa at Morgan City and that reporta received In that city after th storm told only of high tldea and moderately high wlndi. At Grand Ida and Manilla Village, tldea did conelderable damage, hut there vaa no loas of life. Fishermen and na tives of that aectlon were prepared for the etorm. Considerable damage waa done to gulf coast traction lines during last night's high winds, according to reporta. Be tween Long Beach and Pass Christian, Miss., tracks and wires were badly dam aged. There waa no service between Gulfport and Blloxl today owing to dam aged property. ' - " NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 22. The tropl. eal hurricane last night hit the Loulal ana coast, striking with full- force at at point cloae to Morgan Slty, according to an announcement early today by Dr. I. M. Cllne, district forecaster of the local weather bureau. With wlrea down batwaen hera anil i poima aiong the gulf coast to the west, weather bureau oflclale today were hav ing great difficulty obtaining informa tion from the aectlon where the storm went inland. 8outharn Pacific railway officlala eiatea their tralne from that aectlon were being greatly delayed because of high water and destruction of telegraph wires. . Great anxiety waa expressed here for the sugar and rice crops. Morgan City Is close to one of the greatest rice crowing sections of Louisiana, the rice flelda of. Assumption, St. Mary and Ter rebonne parishes being in Ub lmme , dlate trade teritory. To the north sugar plantations of the Tecbe country were believes! to hare been In the direct path of the storm. A superior grade of Loul siana sugar la grown n the lands bor dering Bayou Teohe In the Evangeline country. Kecent reports indicated that neither sugar or rice was In a condition to withstand, successfully a storm Of any it' iM- -indications- ted$rt;wr that theflstP ing villages .along Lak Borgne which figured in last night's storm reports were hit by a series of gales and did not experience the force of tho main disturbance. Accompanying winds. It was said, probably were dissipated when Jiey passed over the St. Bernard swamps and struck the' villages of Chef Menteur, Lake Catherine, the Rigolets and Dunbar, La. Only the customary damage which follows heavy winds was reported from the villages, although railroad bridges were thrown out of plumb and traffic delayed on the Louisville & Nashville railroad; High winds and rain did considera ble damage in New Orleans and vicin ity last night during the hours when It was believed that the tropical disturb ance would sweep the city and at one time the wind attained a velocity of 48 miles an hour and was accompanied by a driving rain. Shortly after dusk the wind increased in volume but little worry was felt In New Orleans, as at that time - the weather bureau had predicted the trop ical disturbance would strike the gulf coast to the west of New Orleans some where between Morgan City and Cor pus Christl. The wind gradually In creased In New Orleans and the barom eter took a sudden drop downward un til it registered 2a. 53 and the wind then attained Its maximum velocity of 48 miles and at times coming in. gusts of 60 miles. This was abouT 9 o'clock. The weather bureau then Issued its bulletin that the storm had veered to the north ward and was headed direct for New Orleans. A little later the bureau ad vised that the storm had veered more to the east and storm warnings were Issued for the east Gulf coast. From this time on the barometer started a steady climb in New Orleans MEMPHIS, TKJyy., WEDNESDAY AFTERS 0(j PTEMBEll 22. 1920. LCCJDENT TAKES FATHER i J It.: ItilSifP wmmm.mm B 13 WlWIaMsssMasf , ., VA. .... tr "rri v. - H-f ' t lyL ' s If Tr ,-Utj I l' A' XmiHEIl 227.' CRUSHED Dj "n Duty TO PULP AS HUNDREDS - LOOK ON Colon Holmes, 13, and Laverne BIne, Holmes, 11, Children of J. 8. Holmes, Traffic Officer Killed Tuesday. DEMOCRATS SEEK ONLY $2,000 000 GERARD DECLARES 5,000." Senator Kenyon said. The wit ness tfstified Secretary of War Baker gave $50. "Have you made any budget of ex- penuiiures? - unalrman Kenyon asked. "I have nothing to do with that," Mr, oerara said. "I a,m informed that $10,000 Is needed tor expense of Oov. Cox's special trah nrt that Senator Harrison wants $10u.)00 for sneakers' expenses. Franklin T). Roosevelt wanta ma expenses paid ana has already re ceived $10,000." and the wind died down, until 1:30 it was Mowing 18 miles an hour. During the height of the storm, a large number of plate glass windows In the business section of the city were broken, signs blown down and awnings ripped from their moorings. The weather bureau notified police and fire chiefs to warn all atatlons that New Orleans was In the path of the storm and to take all precautions. Persons living along Lake Ponchartrain were warned to come into the city. All pas senger trains out of the city were can celed. The telegraph and telephone companies reported they had lost nearly all wires. HURRICANE DIMINISHES IN FORCE MOVING NORTH WASHINGTON. Sept. 22. The cen ter of the tropical Hurricane passed In land west of "he Mississippi river dur ing the night and Is now over Northern Louisiana, the weather bureau on. aounced at 9:30 a.m. It will diminish 1 in intensity, tne bureau says, and warnings were ordered down on the gulf coast. Party Finance Committee Head Fipst Witness at Re sumption of Senate Cam paign Probers' Hearings. WASHINGTON, Sept 22. The Demo cratic national finance committee is not limiting; the slza of campaign contri butions, from a single individual, but a $2,009,000 total would be sufficient for thaw, tomanrjLtic . jintinnni . fMmruilsn. James W. Gerard, former ambassjcaor 10 uermany ana chairman of tne com mittee, testified today before the sen ate campaign investigating committee. Mr. Gerard was the first witness called at the - opening of the inquiry hera today. Examined by Senator Ken yon Republican, of Iowa. Mr.-Gerard said he had become head of the Demo cratic finance committee Sept.. 5, and nad asked Charles B. Alexander, Allan A. Ryan, John B. Stanchfleld, Morgan J. O'Brien, Thomas L. Chadbourne, William Church Osborne, R. Thornton wiison, Frank M. Patterson.. Frank I. Crocker, George Gordon Battle, Mrs. Daniel O'Day, Gordon Auchincloss, Percy Strauss. Paul Fuller. Jr.. and some otherB to assist him. "How did you overlook Barney Ba- ruch In making your list?" aslftd Chairman TCenvnn "I asked Mr. Baruch If he wouldl serve, ' Mr. Gerard replied, "and he told me he did not care to do so." the , witness said the committee named Included only New Yorkers, but he was endeavoring to form a local committee m each state. "Are you limiting the amount of funds you will take from a single in dividual?" asked Chairman Kenyon. "No' "Take any amount you can get?" Any amount I can get." Asked for names of persons In other states assisting the national finance committee, Mr. Gerard produced a bulky package of papers. "They are to raise all the money they can get in he states?" Chairman Ken yon asked. "Yes." "Would you take $15,000,000 if you got It?" - $15,000,000 Too Much. WOMEN MAY VOI E WITHOUT POLL TAX JUDGE DECLARES BIG SCHOONER DRIVEN ASH0REBY HURRICANE BILOXI. Miss.. Sept. 2.-The three wiasted schooner Fred W. Ayers, owned rranK Stewart, or Gulfport, was driven ashore at Ship Island during the Storm of last .night and is reported breaking to piee8 a mile east of the Ship Island light. Members of the crew escaped from the ship in lifeboats and are being cared for at the lighthouse. The vessel will be a total wreck. Chancellor Learns New Angle In Old Matrimonial Game Chancellor Israel H. Peres' wit, al ways keen as a razor's edge, must have been restropped Wednesday. Hire's Ills latest hot shot from the bench, de livered to Attorney James L. Mo Roe In a divorce suit. McRee Just had stated that if a man treated his wife all right, his mother-in-law would be on his side. "Your contention Brother McRee, I take It. Is that If a man treats his wife all right, his mother-in-law la o his side, but If a man doesn't treat his wife all right, his mother-in-law la all over him." McRee laughingly admlted the truth of the thrust, and a moment later took decree for his client, Mrs. Mary Cono Bhuford, by which she was granted di vorce from Robert Shuford, a Ford plant employ. po; that would be too large. So great a sum would shock the public conscience and insure the defeat of the party." Mr. Gerarrl added he hail rolnorl 000 so far, and declared a $2,000,000 to-J tal would be "enourfh" for the Demo- cratlc national campaign and. he would "be thankful to get a mlllih." Mr. Gerard said "Democrats are poor and humble people," and Senator Ken yon asked about Mr. Baruch's personal qualifications and of several others named. Rich men, Mr. Gerard said, "were scarce as hen's teeth" in the Demccratic ranks. "So you have tried to get your comt mlttee made up of people close to the sources of Wealth," the chairman pro ceeded, "so that they could make a touch?" "Exactly," Mr. Gerard responded. The witnesB orodunei a hnnk fmm th reocrds brought In, which showed all the receipts of the national committee. The total was $128,825. i see, Mr. Baruch came to the rescue with $5,000, according to the last item," Chairman Kenyon commented. ''That is right.1' ..''And K. L Doheny gave another j.i.uuu, Ldairman Kenyon read. "Au gustus Belmont. $5,000; who is he?" v "Hereditary Democrat." "Oh, he's a hereditary Democrat." "Then there la Joseph E. Wlllard for $5,000." Senator Kenyou read. "He's ambassador to Spain." the wit ness said. "Another $1,500 from Dohenv," the senator remarked, turning a page "Hih oil Interests are In Mexico, aren't they?" "He was a candidate for nomination for vice-president before the Teniocnih: convention," "Charles B. Alexander also gave NASHVILLK. Tenn.. SeDt. 22.-lf!han eel lor J. B. Newman of the Davidson county hanoevy. court, Indecidtng a poll tax testj.43aae. hms today, held that women were entitled to vote In tne No vember election whether they paid poll w or noi. Th extra session of the legislature defeated a bill assessing women who vote ior pon tax. The bill praved of a writ of manda mus requiring trustee bill to accept the paynient of poll tax tendered by com plainants and in the alternative that a writ of Injunction be Issued restrain ing the commissioners of election of Davidson- county from Instructing the onicers oi tne election or November, 1920, tiat they require Women to fur nish satisfactory evidence that they had paiQ pou tax ior In dismissing the bill for want of equity cn Us' face, Chancellor Newmar. says: "Without enterlne into a rtls. cusslon of complainants' technical right to mandamus or an Injunction under tne rase made out by the bill, the court is of the oplnion'that the complainants and all women between the ages of a and au years, otherwise qualified as voters, are entitled to vote In the No vember election of 1920 without paying a poll tax for 1919; that the prayer ior a manaamus or, in tne alternative, for an injunction, must be denied nri the bill dismissed for want of equity Rowell Assault Case Near s End The case of C. A. Rowell. former cltv fireman, now on trial on a charge of criminal assault on a 10-year-old girl, probably will go to the Jury some time Thursday. When Second criminal court adjourned for noon recess Wednesday wie ueienne was neanng me end or Its case. Argument and tho Judge's charge will follow, then the jurors will get the case. Rowell, who was on the stand late Tuesday, denied the story of the assault as told by the little girl earlier in the trial. Rowell is married and has three cnnoren. r i Perry Has Black Eye And Alibi; He Admits Its Phony Sheriff o. H. Perrv showed un at his office Wednesday soortlna a left nva that was lust naturally black. Th big sheriff looked as though ha might nsve encoumerea jsck Demptey In a prize ring. "It was this way." the sheriff plained. "The phone rana about a o'clock this morning. It awakened me, and I started to answer It. But I must have been bewildered, for I walked In the wrong direction and ran smack Into the edge of a door." "So did Jlggs and Little Jeff," mut. tered the reporter to whom the sheriff had! recited his woes. REPORT NEW MEMBERS. Forty-seven new members Were re ported by the Chamber of Commereo committee at its limcheon Tuesday. This is tne nrsi report under tne plan of o&ntinuotis membership campaign. Weekly luncheons will be held and re Krts of two members each from the twenty zone committees is tHe goal set in the campaign. TRACK WASHED OUT, LINES DOWN AS RESULT OF STORM Two miles of track on the Ilinlons Central were washed out near Napton, La., and telephone and telegraph lines are down on the I. C. south of McComb. Miss., and south of Harrison, La., on the Yazoo A Mississippi Valley, aa a result of the hurricane that is sweep ing the gulf coast states, acocrdlng to meager reports received early Wednes day by local officials of the Illinois Central. No washouts were reported on the Y. A M. V. tracke and I. C. trains out of New Orleans were being detotired via the Y. A M. V. to Baton Rouge and Hammond, La. The daman in th. railroad property waa dona after mid- ' night, nnd on account of wire trouble loeal officials have been unable to learn many detiiils as to the extent of the damage. Their advice, was that New Orleans proper was not seriously dam aged by the storm. A heavy downpour of rain accompanying the hurricane quickly flooded the 1. C. property for some distance south of Hammond, La., and carried out a long stretch of track, reports said. Passenger trains sou'h out of Mem phis were 0erated as usual Wednesday morning, and except for delay to trains being detoured, the I. C. and Y. A M V. trains north are expected to arrive as per Iched vile. Traffic Officer Meets Instant Death When He Is Dragged Under Giant Truck at Main and Gayoso'. - BIG GEAR SEIZED HAND i AS HE WAIVED TRAFFIC. Accidentally crushed to death by a Qlant truck while on duty at Main and Gsyoeo streets, at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, J. s. Holmes, traffic officer, will be burled Thursday afternoon at 7 f'S.k ,rom ,n fmlly home, 91 Willi ord, Binghamton. Holmes met deatH Whan he Wll ripinnkrf h....,u & l driven by Frank Scarlottl, who is at Iberty on bond awaiting arraignment tourt cturQed wltn man. slaughter. The accident happened during the rush hour and hundreds saw the of ficer killed. Li52V- W"t,r Whlt. Ptor of the h.. i ! Av,nu Christian church, will b.'i V .f Thursday'e funeral services. f.I-.' W'H take P4e Foret Hill cemetery, me J1'8 Ieath whll directing traffic and had Just turned after seeing the truck approach. The truck is the property of the McBee Engine and Im plement company, and "was in charge of W. R. Hyde, 224 Market avenue. It was proceeding west on Gayoso avenue and as the approach to Main street wag made nignal was given that- Scarlotti '"tended to turn south on Main. Holmes had traffic open east and west. In order that north and southbound ve il Ices might fall In line with the truck Holmes changed signals. In dodging his extended arm became entangled in the driving chain. Wllh his arm drawn into the driving sprocket Holmes, it is said, was turned almost on his head and thrown under the truck. A halt wag effected almost Instantly, witnesses aaid. as Scarlottl was mov lng slowly. The truck was stopped on Holmes' body. He was dead before his body could be removed. It was accessary to break the chain before the dead officer's body could be1 moved. Lieut Vlnce Lucartni. chief of the traffic squad, was at Beale avenue and Main street when the accident oc curred. He hastlhed to the scene, and witn Hyde and Walter Peoplea, Prince ton street, Binghamton, smashed the cnain- with a hammer. Thia took Sev eral minutes. " , Holmes waa 44 yeara-flf ge... II came w ji'irrnpaia seven years ago rrom Tupe lo, Miss., his birthplace. Prior to his connection with the police department he waa a railroad man. Also, Holmes secured positions while in- Memphis whlrh took him to the government powder plant at Jacksonville, Tenn., (ome few miles out of Nashville, and at Tuscumbla, where he was employed In connection with construction work on the Wilson dam at that place. There are seven members of Holmes' Immediate family, some being step children. When first attached with the police department ho was on Capt. Will Lee's watch, now on day duty. About two weeks ago he was put on traffic work. Lieut. Lucarlnl Wlnu1iv that Holmes was one of hia best men, cool at all times and a dependable Worker. T Tn wont rint- , ,. .. .. , I two hours before his death, and would have been off at 10 o'clock. Police attached no blame to Scarlottl Wednesday. Members of the traffic squad prepared lo attend the funeral If it is to be held here. Scarlottl Is an employe of the Mem phis Enterprises, Inc. He was having his day off. He had ridden on the truck previously during the day and prior to taking the wheel himself hari h summoned to the seat by the driver for me mcoee company. He had been op erating the truck but a few minutes when the' fatal accident happened. Scarlottl is an exn.rif.nr1 Hrliu- Witnesses decjare that Officer Holmes' iiiu not notice mat me rear wheels of me iruca extended several lnchea rrom the frame, and this oversight probably was the Indirect cause nf hin irUDi, death. I Since the truck waa first nni on tho streets Saturday hv the MrHn I'nirin. and Implement company, it had been operated by a chauffeur employed by L The McBee company had placed the nuin un tne streets to call attention to the fact that In "What's Your Hur ry, In which Wallace Held is starred at me Mrana theater, the Mack truck, of which the McBee company In the lo cal representative, performs some ex ceptionally neavy work. -The trucks used in the picture are In reality Mack irucKS, nut tne name Is disguised and it waa to bring attention to the real name of the trucks employed in the Picture mat tne McHee romoanv nn. uei-iuuK lo aavemae us own wares nen a reporter ca lea at me no men residence Wednesday morning. the Idow of the Policeman was uniihlo to make any statement, but her son by axiormer nusbsnd. H. .1. Butler, an em ploye of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, residing with the tiounes, saia. 'I am going to take charire of the family now for mother, and am going to no all that I can to a ve the three children. I-avemc, nge 11 years; Colon, age 13 years, and Ilattle, 15 years, an education. I know that it is going tn be a hard pull for one man to do, but I guess that we can make It all right.' The children have been attending scnool regularly since the present term opened and their books were laid neat ly arranged on the table In tile front room of their home Wednesday. Ilattie, the eldest of the children, was with her mother and was unable to leave her. Backed Into Truck. According to Charles P. Jacohsen. su perintendent of the Atlantif AV Pacific Tea company, with head(uarttrs In At lanta, who was an eyewitness tir me tragedy, Officer Holmes had Just sig naled Scarlotti to turn south nn Main street and backed into the truck in turning to direct traffic southward. 1 was standing nn tne corner watch- ng the truck, which interested me. as I had Just aeen the picture," declared Jacobsen. "I saw the officer signal for It to turn south and then after the ruck had made half the turn, he seemed to back Into the truck and In lifting his hand to direct traffic north and south, his hand caught In the chain and he waa drawn beneath the wheel. It was Impossible for tho driver to be aware of the officer's danger and I would say he ' was not to be blamed In any way as the truck was not moving more than five or seven miles an hour." :v Uk f I- ' 1: i. "S ;f V J, 8. HOLMES. DRIVER OF DEATH WAGON DESCRIBED BY FOUR WORKEgS GAS COMPANY WILL ASK U. S. COURT FOR FUNDS 1 Receivers, for the Memphis Oaa. and Electric company will not resign their positions at the present tima, nor will W. M. Flook. prealdent of the company, visit Memphla In connection with, the controversy over increased rates and resumption of service. Application for receivers' certificates to finance the company pending the fixing ot perma nent ratea by the state commission are being prepared Wednesday and will be filed with- the federal court at an early date. . Statements outlining the relative po sitions of the gas ana electric company and that of Frank S. Klgin, receiver for the company, were mad Wednesday, in which 'emphasis is laid upon the build ing program to be carried out by the company aa soon as the permanent rates are fixed. The six months period fixed for the filing of reports of the appraisers for th elty, the state commission and the gaa company expired Wednesday without theae reports having been filed. Mr. Lovlck P. Miles, attorney, stated Wednesday that he expected the ap praisal to be completed within the neat U days. Mr. Miles' atatemenl. following a con ference with President Flook. follows: "Following a conference between the mayor, certain city commissioners, members of the executive committee of the Chamber of Commerce and the re ceivers on last Saturday, Mr. Klouk waa requested by wire to come to Memphis, if. practicable," said Mr. Miles. "He asked me to meet him at Cin cinnati, which I did, and the entire gaa and electric developments of the past week were fully reviewed. "Mr. Flook was willing to proceed to Memphla provided a trfp hero at thia time would promise a ready solution of the conirvepsy. Otherwise, his en gagements in New York were uch as to demand his presence there. "When advised of the conditions upon which the city would assent to further Increases In rates and that they would not be modified. Mr. Flook concluded a visit here at thia time would be use less. He aeea no sufficient season for any demanda for resignations of the receivers and therefore is opposed to It and will not auggest that resignations be tendered. "Mr. Kamler will not resign. "Aa to any person or persona Inter ested In the company now providing tSUO.OQO for the receivers ha aes no reason why they thould do so upon any basis that wouitl not appeal to banker and at present the r seel vers are not In a position to offer such obligations as would elicit so large a loan. There fore the amount demanded of the own ers by the mayor will not now be fur niahed by them except upon an assur ance of ample security for its rrnsv- f-tnent. "I am authorised to add that Just m -vi a the valusllnn of Ihe property la fixed by the slate commission the owners expect to proceed with a enn structlon program calling for several millions of dollars and Memphis will he adequately served. Pending the valu ation and large construction contem plated the receivers can onlv do their best with their limited plants, Innile quate revrnuea and Impaired credits for which neither Ihe company, nor Ihe receivers are responsible. "The receivers expect to finance th.-lr immediate requirements for the artii; tiis to gas and electric plants and wheji they are completed they will give the service as outlined In their letter of the 14th lo the city commission.'' Mr. Klgin authorised the following statement concerning the demand for his resignation as receiver: "In conference with the mavnr and certain members of the f'hamher of Commerce It waa suggested that both Mr. Ramler and myself resign and Mr. W. H. Fltshugh, attorney, be appoint ed as receiver. "The mayor and Mr. Kills, represent ing the Chamber of Commerce, sts'el m-hen I questioned him that, personally, he entertained for me the highest re gard and did nut question in the lekst my Integrity or criticise the ninnav men! of the Memphis Oas and Kleclrlc company by the receivers, except, per haps, that the aervire had not been tin to the standard, -or rather his only criticism was aa to service. ' . "I agreed that the service had been crippled because of Inadequate financea due to Insufficient rates, but that were acting aa regards to service ami extensions upon the advice of the very best engineering talent In the city and the country, and aa lo construction of the order of rourt relating to extension of service, etc., as advised bv our at torney by Mr. W. H. Fltslltigh. "I stated to the mayor that my ap pointment was by the federal court and ha was at liberty to present petitions to that court showing wherein he thought a change In receivership was for the best Interests of the public, the creditors and the company. "I therefore decline to resign. "The receivers feel confident they can finance present requirements and pay their past due accounta to creditors, and we expect to give ' the public Ihe very best and fullest service of which the - plants are capable. I also stated that as to service, we were willing for Ms. Proutt, city engineer In the ap praisal of the properties of the com psny, nnd familiar with ronditlona ami the plants, to aay just what additional service we could assume without in Jury to the plana or Jeopardy to present contract consumers. M'LEMORE VIADUCT IS ASSURED AT LAST III NEW" YORK, Sept. Four work men appeared at the municipal build- in gto day and declared they had spoken with the driver of the "death wagon' that figured In the Wall street explo sion Thursday. According to their etory. the stranger said his horse and wagon had been blown up after he had left the vehicle to telephone to hia employer. He said he had been ordered to take building materials to wall and Broad streets. but ho had been unable to find the In definite address given him. After talk ing to workmen, ne disappeared, they said. The workmen, employed bv a house wrecking concern, described the strang er as either a Slav or German about five meet seven ana weighing 160 to nv pounas. CLEVELAND POSTMASTER WARNED OF BOMB PLOT CLEVELAND. Sept. 22 Postmaster Murphy has received an anonymous letter at noon today that two wairon loads of , high explosives were being broughV Into the city and that the fed eral reserve PanK, the inlon National bank nnd the Citizens Saving and Trust company' Were to be blown up before nightfall. Federal authorities communicated with tho police and au tomobiles filled with detectives and po lice reserves were rushed lo each of the three institutions. BAMISTS HOLD MEETING. PYERSBURO, Triffc, Sept. 22 (Spl.) Many citlsens of I)ershurg will at tend tho Friendship Baptist association, which convenes Wednesdsy at Mount Tlrsnh, east of here, near the Gibson county line. The opening sermon will be preached by the Itev. W. R. Puckel. The association always draws large crowds, both lay and viarlcai dclegals bains present. A T BOARD 10 INVESTIGATE STOCKY DEATH The board of trustees of the (leneral hospital, which meets In regular session Thursday night, probably will take up the facts and cinumstances surround ing the treatment given to John Stuekv, when the latter was received at the institution Just berore midnight Sat urday, after an automobile accident. Htui ky, a prominent young attorney, re ceived a fractured skull In an auto mobile accident. The Injury proved fatal Sunday night at :30.' af4tr an operation had been performed at the Haptlst Memorial hospital, where Htucky had been removed after he was discovered unconscious at the (leneral hospital 11 hours af!er the accident. Friends claim that Htucky was treat ed for an abrasion of th scalp and alcohol poison. The fracture waa not suspected It is said, until Attorney R. '. Kfiig. of the law firm with which Htucky was associated, railed at the Hospital with a physician at 11 o'clock Sunday morning Stucky was uncon scious and his breathing then was la bored. The doctor with King expressed Ihe opinion thai Sluckv was suffering either from a fracture or a concussion. He w-s taken to the Baptist Memorial hospital and an operatic, n performed at 8:30 Sunday. Twenty-four hours to noon. Sept. 22 Hour. Temp. Dry. Bib. Wet Hulb Hum 7i 7 67 rises tomorrow 7 p.m. yes'day H'A 7 a m. today. . 71 Noon tody , , 7t Maximum ... (to Minimum ... 70 Sun sets 6 67 p m. 6:4! a.m. Moon rises 12:24 tonight, pre.. tlJIill"II nolle. Tennessee Unsettled, Mississippi Rain. Arkansas Italn. A iaha ma Showers. Kentucky Rain. Louisiana Fair Oklahoma Rain. North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida Cloudy. East Toxaa Fair. ' Wact Tsiae Ckmd. Chancellor flakes Lad, 20, Of Age To foftgrj Business Rdwsrri 1.. TJnrlhllrt whn will it tw Put) years of site until next November 13 Wednesday waa zl In the eyes of the law ..Hia minority disabilities were re moved by Chancellor Israel H. Peres, on recommendation of the youth' mother, Mrs. Charles Hurlburt. Reasons set out for the request by Attorney Jsmes L. McRee, were thst young Hurlburt. nephew of Constable Ed Hurlburt, slain two years ago, was to get nair or nts uncle s estate. This included, besides real estate, a half In terest In Hurlburt Brothers, dry clean ers, ins lad s ratner, rnarlea Hurl hurt, got the other half of the estate. When young Hurlburt told Judge Peres that he had a savings account, which he started himself, the judge made mm legally zi years or age. Arrest Juror At Grenada On Charge Of Accepting Bribe SAROIB. Miss., Sept. 22. (8pl On the eve of the second hearing of the case of the state vs. W. T. Dye, charged with the killing of R. M. Scotl here on the night of August 6. 119. which hearing had been set for Sep tember 27, the opening day of the fall term of circuit court. Roy Bolton, one of the Jurors In the first trial of this case, which resulted in a hung Jury, was arrested yesterday on ar charge fo having accepted a bribe and brought here for trial. He waived a prelimin ary examination before Justice flam mon and was released on bond furnished by T. T. O' Bryant and James Bnyles. the latter of whom is one of Pye'a at torneys, but will have to face an In vestigation by the grand Jury, which will take this matter up on the open ing of court on September 27. Bolton was arrested in Grenada upon evidence said to have been furnished by detectives who have trailed him since the first trial resulted In a hung Jury, FRUIT TRAIN FALLS INTO ROYAL GORGE rt'KBLO. Col.. Sent 52 orrico. n the Denver tr Rio (Jrande railroad here have received a report from Canon City that a freight train plunged over tne uoyai orge at Texas creek thia morning. Particulars are not yet known. SLEEP BENEFITS STARVING mAYOR; BEGINS 41STDAY LONDON, Sept. . Terenca Mac Swlney, lord mayor ot Cork, today be gan the 41st day of hia hunger strike at Brixton prison, there being no change from his condition yesterday, according to the report of the physician of Brlx. ton' prison to tne home office. No refer- nee was mad in the report ot Ihe prisoner either accepting or refusing nourishment Ihe rrcrnlng bulletin laauod by th Irish Self. Determination league aaid the ioro nievor riepi quite well during the night, and that, aa a eonseauence. he waa somewhat refreshed this morning. The condition of prostration which lasted throughout yesterday waa aaid to have been somewhat relieved. The league' midday bulletin, how ever, aaid: "The lord mayor's condition haa suf fered a, setback His sister, Mary, who nas just visited him. says he la very weak, almost as prostrate aa he waa yesterday." 24 FALTHL AFTER EATING HOTE MEAL GRKKNVILLK, VAla.. Twenty-four persons, guests of a local Sept. 2!. CANON CITY. Col.. Sent. 22 Four. teen cars of a fruit train plunged Into the Itfiyal tiorge several miles west of here this morning. First reports said no one was hurt. Four Bandits Rob Bank Of $30,000 DETROIT. Sent. 22 Knur rn bandits held up a branch of the First State bank at Mount Klllott and Mack avenues here today and escaped In an automobile with an amount estimated uy DanK orriciaia at 130,000. hotel, were recovering today from sickness which seised them last night rouowing the evening meal at the hoa telery.' r All of them who partook of (upper seemed similarly affected and ' close watch Is being kept to try to determine the cause of the wholesale sickness, with local physicians In charge. RAIN PREDICTED BY FORECASTER Unsettled weather with rain Wednes day and Thursday Is the warning sent out from the weather bureau for Mem phis. The rain comes as a side issue of the tropical storm which passed In land from the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday and which. according to Forecaster Scott, wl(l center over North Louisiana. The storm will have no errect In Memphis other than unset tied weather, he said. A slow fall in the Mississippi river at Memphla ami a rise for two days at Helena is predicted. The stage Wednesday was 17.1 feet, a rise of .11 cf a foot in 24 hours. Hazers Paralyze Emporia Freshman EMPORIA. Kas.. Sept. 22 Andy Mc Coy, of Wichita, Kaa.. a freshman In the college of Kmporla here, Is par alysed below the waist, as a result, It Is said, of haxing by upner classmeu. He waa struck with a paddle. inois Central Railroad Ac cepts City's Pl?.ns and Guarantees Comlpetion of Big Roadway Within Year. PRE-ELECTION PLEDGE OF MAYOR TO BE KEPT At last the MrLemore avenue viaduct la assured. The Illinois Central rail road officials accepted the clty'a plana ' at noon Wednesday, and agreed to he- . gin work on the viaduct jut aa aoon ' as the city can provide a right of wuy whlchi will be within three months. The Vallroa,d officials agreed to com plete the viaduct within nine month of the time the city can , provide the right of way. This means that within a year from today, the big viaduct, sought esgerly for many years, will be- ' come a reality. - - v McLemore' avenue, at the crossing of the I. c. and T. A M. V. track, i only 25 feet wide. The plans drawn by City Knglneer Will Fowler, and ac cepted Wedneaday by I. C. official, ealf ' for a SO -foot concrete iaduct, with sidewalks on each side and double street car tracks across It. It will be neoes sary for the city to condemn property, to provide the necessary width for the ' street. This will take about three month, (t )- estimated. The agreement of the Illinois Central officlala to build the viaduct I a big ; personal, as well aa an official victory for Mayor Rowlett Paine. One of hia pre-election pledgee to tha people made by Mayor Paine was the promise that he wotjld put the McLemore avenue viaduct acrosa, If elected. Mayor Paine telephoned Wedneaday lo Judge C. N. Burch, chief counsel for the Illinois Central and Yasoo Mis sissippi Valley lines at Memphis. "Let get together this morning and put that " viaduct acroas," the mayor told Judga , Burch. And they did. Accompanying Judge Burch to th mayor office waa Chief Kngineer . Thompson, of the Illinois Central. He" passed Fowlar plan aa O. K. - l.nder the agreement wllh the rail road the city la to provide tha right of way and the paving ot the viaduct. Tha railroad company pays for the construc tion of the viaduct Itself. The new structure will be of concrete, and brll. t liantly lighted. It will present a strange contrast to the dark crossing of today. The 60-foot width of McLemore ave nue will not atop Just across th via duct. The afreet will be paved with asphalt and will be cut through full Id feet wide to Kansas atreet, th mayor declared Wedneaday. E. B. Klewer, assistant city attor ney, left the mayor office with Judge Burrh to at once begin drawing up the contract between the city and tha rail road comiiany. The agreement on the viaduct auto matically stamp "Dead" a big file f letter In Mayor Paine' possession. Tha ' first letter is dated Aug. 4. 1904, and I a request of the city of Memphis to M, Gllless, third vice-president of the Illi nois Central railroad, to take some alepa toward constructing an overhead brtdga at the railway track and McLemore avenne. Since that flrat letter waa written mayor after mayor haa attempted to make the viaduct a reality. Mayor Paine waa delighted when th agree-' ment waa closed. And his secretary, Clifford Davie, waa so excited that ha almost awore. In telling reporter that th "bos haa closed the big deal," 1 FEIN CHIEF LAIN IN DUBLIN 'Black and Tan" Police Al leged to Have Commit, ted Murder. IF YOU LOVE! AMERICA You 6choolboyi and Schoolgirls Can Win a Cash Prlia tn Th Newt Scimitar's "Why I Love America'9 Contest BY A. MERICAN . Who will win the $15 cah first prise which The News Scimitar will pay to a Memphla or Shel by county school boy or girl for the best rensons he or she love Amerlrn? And who will win the necnnd prise of tin ctmh. and the other cash prises up to the twen tieth? I know. It will he the hovs and glrln who are busy right now. thinking up good reasons why they love their great country. This Is the time right now to begin to out those reasons on paper, god to prepare to mail or send yi17' ,,lJn"VVhv 1 I-ov' America" Kdltor, The News Scimitar, Memphis Any boy or girl, attending an ele mentary or high school In Memphis or Shelby county, is eligible to enter the contest. They must submit their es says before midnight. September JO, to have a chance at the prise money. No essay shall be more thsn 200 words In length, and must be written with pen and Ink. or on tyiewrlter, nn one aide of the paper onlv. The writer's name and schniil should be written In the upper left-hand corner of the first page' The twenty best essays will win cash prises The first prise of 115, the sec ond 110. tho third and on through the thirteenth IS each, and the next seven $2. r each. Then the next thirty best essays will win honorable mniin Th'se fifty best essays will be printed ... .-r-.B i.iMiiKi, iia.v ny uav, Wltn the writer's name and school beneath the essay. Address all essnva to ths "Why 1 Ix)ve America" Editor, Th New Scimi tar, ICemphJs. DUBLIN, Sept. 22 County Council- lor Lynch, a prominent Sinn Felner, was shot dead thia morning In hia hotel apartment in the centor of Dublin. HI assailants are alleged to have been "black and Un" police. The murder took Place at t o'clock this morning, according to the Press association's account, when uniformed men entered the Hoyal Kxchange hotel, nnd going straight to the room of their intended victim, shot him dead. Fifteen minute later the police ar rived, stating thy had been Instructed by the military to take charge of th body In room No. S, whlrh proved to be that of John Lynch, of KHmalaack, a member of the Limerick county coun cil, and alleged to be a judge of a Sinn Fein court. The police this momlng were still guarding the room, to which no on waa admitted, while (he street nearby was ul of excited crowds and a detachment of the military was parading outside the hotel. The guests tn rooms numbers four and seven of the hotel, nearby' th chamber ocupled by Lynch, said they had heard no unusual noise during th night. Barker Says He Has Never Changed The Charge Of Felony H. H. Barker, Judge of the police court, Wednesday said that he had never dismissed a state warrant against a prisoner and then imposed a fine for violation of a city ordinance. Judge Barker was drawn Into the controversy by the charge of Judge Ed Richard to the grand Jury Tuesday. Judge Barker says that the only times that he has failed "to bind a prisoner over is when the prosecutor has appeared and withdrawn th charge and then, In the face of un doubted guilt, he has Imposed a fin fur the violation of a city ordinance. "If I were guilty of dismissing a lar ceny charge against a prisoner and en terlng a charge of disorderly conduct I would be a law violator,", said Judge Barker. "The police court. he continued, "I, being conducted just as it haa from' time Immemorial. We are not revo lutionising method. The law la the ' same as It has been and it I being observed. The complaint that persona Charted with a felony have been dis missed and fined for a misdemeanor ia not true, but It la true that a great many of the caaea that hav. been bound over to the criminal court hay escaped altogether. .