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C Price Three Cents) Cmit a? Weather Forecast HssSSBaVsjeaiaBBa Probably fair, with little change in tern-' perture likely. ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MEMPHI8 SUPPUEr CIATKD PRESS WITH NEWS OP TIIK DAYLIGHT HOCKS AS SOON AS IT HAPPENS VOLUME 4a MEMP J ENN, WEDNESDAY AITEHNOON, OCTOBER C, 1920. XWENTIT.EIGHT PAGES. NUMQEIt 239, WW gi v 1 1 6 V Eft ROBIMS C0MT SflTn IMBiMS EBJSETTS fIELr. BROOKLYN, Oct. 6. Brooklyn evened the count in the series for the world's championship by taking the second game today ffom the Cleveland Indians, cham pions cl the American league, of otir own downfall yesterday," said Vabasier5 Vilbart Robiniton, of, the Brooklyn today. "With n even break on luck my clult V ill show the way in victory. Ppeaker ruined our hail rnroo with liis catches Ji oen tet field. I thtnlc IH tell our fellows to hi the ball over the frrffe ond then lot J? peakor To bis worst.. I ant inelined to iQ Crime in the bo today." Trfs SpealuT bellev tho edge now He wltlt Ms American league pcit ant winners in the spries. The eWII ft yesterday' defeAt and a eold right Ud Hot frezo the en. thtistasm of the fans, who ?atne early n tbo ball yard. Spectator seeking 'its In the unr8ervd stands began to fortn In lino two hours before f itn-nt nd alilreid andehook In the Aretlo blast that ecune out of the The wind had dried rot tho play Ingr field to that the ground keeper had to spray it WHh Water to geeb iiown tho dttut, Tboso who earn early to the game bundled themselves tip tn heavy cent to ket out the cold while tho flayer were Jacketed in heavy sweaters) except a lew Who defied the wind. FIRST INNIXO. first Half Jatnl osoti out. Koney to Urlmes. Johnston threw out Wnmby at first EpeaVer ningled tast Jototistoji. fcomn stracK mt N" runi. nnn bit. Tit errors. I'lRST IN NINO, geeond Halt- Olson pnpped to Wamby, hitting te first lalt pitclied. JoUtiston got a Mt iPtu deep short. Johnston Btele pcond. Criffltlt went t Jchnrton tn BaRtij-, Johnston rrinit to third. Johnston scored en tVhest1 hit into renter for two base Whet m eccnd ty fast base running. Card; iiw thretr nut My era at first One rm. two hlta. t errors. SffCOND 1KNJNO, first Half fjarflner got a ttvo-hasO tit Into Jetl :rlnMi took eohnor. tfrunil- f ant tossed to Olsott, Who touched 1 nt Uaraaaf iieiwveii vim onf, juw, on getttn to firat. Seweli tiled to ?lson. Johnston went out atalifiK, jfilTer to KiWuff. No run, ono kit. no, errors. 4ii.vi.rcfk ?WtVf!. arnd tTfOf Jjtniesnii ruada a ilr catch of Xcriey'u lino drJv. Kildtfff lined out to Uaedncr. Miltef popped to O'NollI who toolt the ball near tUe vlsitore' Unih. No rn. no hits, n efrors. TIIIRI INNINC. Krst Half rrimes tossed ont O'Neill at first firlrnes Tmocked dowo Eaprhy' hft f rounder and tafer him out Jaml son stuns a Kinale Mcond. Wiimby flied to WUeat a runs, te lift, no erroes. - THIRU INNIXC. BecoTid Half Grimes ainprled throtiftn tha iiltcher's fcox. Bagby tools Olson sacrifice and threw wildly to aecond. Both fcatter and runner wa safe. Crimes was spiked as ho Ud Into tecond. Jt was no sacrifice for Olson tint a floldera rholce, Johnston fouled nut to O'Neill trylnp to hunt. Grimes eooTed on Griffith's two-Vse bit Into right field, Olson proing to third. Wheat walked, filling the bases. A double play followed, Gardner took Myers groundee and threw to O'Neill who threw to first Thu throw hit Myers on the bark. Griffith tried to score on the lay tut wafP thrown out, Johnston to O'Neill, One run, two hits, one error. FOURTH INNING, First Half Speaker walked. Smith grounded out to Koney unassisted, Speaker moving on to second. Gardner flied to My ers. Johnston flied out to Wheat who ran back to the bleachers to make the catch. No runs, no hits, Bo er rors. FOURTH TNNING, Second Half Koney sent no a high ny to wamtiy. Kilduff sent a long fly Into left cen ter which Speaker took after a long run. Wagby threw out Miller at first. No runs, no hits, no errors. FIFTH INNING, First Half Crimes threw out Sewell at first. O'Neill out, Olson to Koney. Bagby sent a long fly to Myers. No runs, no hits, no errors, i FIFTH INNING, Second Half Sewell threw out Grimes at first. Olson singled through the pitcher's box. Johnston out, Johnston to 15ag by, Olson going to second. Olson grWed when Griffith's grounder pot nway. from Sewell for a hit. Grif fith went out stealing, O'Neill to Wamby. One run, two hits, no er- SIXTH INNINO, First Half Kil duff threw out Jamieson at first. AVamby filed out to Griffith. Speaker shot a long drivn Into left center for two bases. Kmitn grounueu out to 1-JoTiev. No runs, one hit, no errors. SIXTH INNING, Second Half Wheat flied out to Speaker, who took the ball over in right field. Myers got an infield hit which Gardner could not field !n time. Koney flied out to Smith. Kilduff sent a high fly to Smitlj. No runs, one hit, no errors. SEVENTH INNING,. First Half Gardner got a sincle through the box which Kilduff was only nble to knock down. Johnston forced Gard ner, Olson to Kilduff. Sewell filed out to Griffith, who mule a nice catch up againrt the wail. O'Neill got a single Into left field. Graney now ' batting for Bagby. Graney fanned. No runs, two hits, no er rors. 8HVENTH INNING, Second Half I'hle went In the box for Cleveland. Miller fanned. Grimes sent a high fly to Smith. Olson fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors. KIGHT1I INNING, First Half Jamieson walked. Burns batted for Wamliy. Burns also WRlked. Kilduff threw out Speaker at first, Jamieson iroing to third nnd Burns to second. Smith fouled out to Miller, Gardner walked and the bases were filled. Johnston forced Gardner, Kilduff to lson. No runs, no hits, no errors. EIGHTH INNING. Second Half Lunte went to aecond base for Cleve. land. Johnston popped to Sewell. Griffith fanned. Wheat filed out to His Double Scores First Robin Run ft If IHC WHEAT. BeBiklyn Onttltdtr on eft!n. Jamieson. No runs, no hit, no cr rot NINTH INKlN'a Plrst Half WeweTl grounded cut to Kfiuajf. t'Nni Ciad out to Griffith. Nunnantakev batted for Uht ' . Nunnamaktr ainc tn eeic, . JmiMin -ft ket. '-i- Mo tuna, on ia am rrore.C f BOX SCORE CLEVELAND. AB.R.H.PO.A.E. Jarnlesen, If.. 4 0 1 2 0 0 Warning's, 213 0 0 3 0 0 Bums ...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lunte, 2b. ..0 0 0 0 0 0 Speaker, f. .3 0 2 2 0 0 Smith, rf. ...4 0 0 3 0 0 Gardner, 3b. A 0 2 1 2 0 Johnston, lb.4 0 Q 3 3 0 Sewell, ss. ..4 0 0 1 1 0 O'Neill, c ..4 0 1 7 2 0 Bagby, p. .,2 0 0 2 1 1 Graney ,....1 0 0 0 0 0 Uhle, p 0 OHM Nunamaker, el 0 1 0 0 0 Total 33 0 7 21 9 ! BROOKLYN. AB.R.H.PO.A.E. Olson, ss. ...411320 Johnston, Sb. 4 1 1 0 1 0 Griffith, rf. ..4 0 J 3 0 0 Wheat, If. ..3 0 1 3 0 0 Myers, cf. ..3 0 1 2 0 0 Konetcny, lb3 0 10 1 0 Kilduff, 2b. .3 0 0 2 3 0 Miller, c. ...3 0 0 3 1 0 Grimes, p. . J J J J 4 J) Total 30 3 1 27 12 0 Score by innings; 1 2 3 4 6 7 S J ft. ClevelandOOOOOOOOO 0 Brooklyn 10101000 3 Steals Constable's Auto In Front Of Office Of Squire T. Jack Jacobl, constable, Wednes day employed nil his sleuthing abil ity and the assistance of Lieut. Paul Waggener, Bertlllon expert,- in an endeavor to catch an auto thief. Jacob! was particularly interested for, though the thief did not take his Ford, the robber made away with all t lie machine's electric coils. The fact that he had to walk Wed nesday added much to the consta ble's fury. He brought the dust-covered coil box to Waggener In an en deavor to get finger prints but the markings were too dim. The colls were taken Tuesday night while Jacnbl's car was standing In front of Squire John Maher's court. 1 Tennessee Fair. Mississippi Fair; warmer. Alabama Fair Kentucky Fair; warmer. Louisiana Fair. Oklahoma Fair. North and South Carolina, Georgia ana Jtioriua Fair. Eaat and Woat Texas Fair. BOYHOOD PHOTO OF BASEBALL KING 41! ;vv'-''! v wfeWX4l fill - ' k -?vni Do ou recogniao . tho youngster whoso photograph is Inserted In this picture cf youthful "baseball flayers? Ilia picture has been run several times in practically overy largo news jvtper lo the covntrf 4urln? the fast year. Not this picture, feoweser. When sportinr editors rm tis pic- turo tout they tiaually tut t "Heme Btin King" beam ve it. Yep, youto guessed ttt rTiIs youngster la George Herman Ruth, better fcno-wn at i'Bbe" Ruth. base, ball'e hrlghtest star and walloper ef Ct tome runs during the 1920 sea son. This thoto of Ruth 19 Abotit U ers oil row. When thi photo was takert. "Babe" Wa IcttaWa vr the tiwlignifled title ef "Nigger Lips" to the other ounff sters on the basebajt snad. n was at metnber ef ono of tho team of t Inary'a Industrial fiohool for Hoys, at Baltimore, Jdd. "Baba" was about 14 when be and his boy scnootuwrtes nosed for this photograph. This interestlnf iotur f the born run king, aid tho eomrades of Wia vnuth. ta tfiw nraoertv of E. F. tng tyartment ff B. Lowtnsteln At asros. , uojirii!ieni'mOTt.i - t- reachor .a St.'-, Mary a Industrial chool for Boys ? br sevoa years, durfntf whlcH tunb "jiabe" cltendtd aehoot tberO. Logo recstUstnaflr lntefoMtftc tic dotes aboui luth'a schooldays. Babe caused mora trouble Around tU school then thai ho causOa opposing fiitchors on tha baaebl diamond tjovr. aoeerdinsT to Logs, "baho wag tdways in, mischief tst AFTER55TH DAY LONDON, Oct Teretiea Mae. Swlney, lord mayor ef Cork, passed rather a bad night at UrixtoA prison. according to a bulletin issued by tha Irish elftetrminatlotk league this morning. A physician 1 JuotJ tiA .saying WacSwiney'fl pulso roo 4 lit Ue, which might bo due to some littlo excitement and adds that, generally speaking, the condition or.tha lord mayor was unchanged, today. This is the 55th day of the hunger strike, inquiries brought Word that neither government officials or tb Mac Switiey family believe the prisoner Is In immediate danger of ieath. On the contrary, officials of the league said tliey thought that al though the mayor was much ex hausted "careful nursing would re store iiim to normal health should his release in some unforeseen manner bo effected within a few days. . RECALLERS SET DATE FOR FILING Opening of headquarters by the re call committee and the filing of the petitions not later than Tuesday are the only developments announced on Wednesday by committee members. Headquarters will be opened in the vicinity of Madison avenue and Sec ond street, probably Thursday. Tho petitions will be available for three days, during which time any 'oters desiring to do so may sign them. The petitions will then be filed with the city clerk. Members of the committee hope to be in position to file them on Satur day, but state that Tuesday Is posi tively the last day, and that there will bo no delay beyond that time. A number of men are known to have a desire to run for office under the banner of the retailers, In the event an election is called, and they are wearing out much shoe leather promoting their own candidacy. The ideal arrangement, according to friends of the movement, would be composed of two business men, two representatives or labor and a pro fesslonal politician as mnynr. However, It is Indicated that no nt tempt will be made by the commit tee to pick a tirket but that the matter will be left to the wishes of the voters at a mass meeting to be called when the city commission calls an election. . READ GRANTLAND RICE. The famous Tennessee poet and sport writer has an article on the first game of the world baseball series appearing on the sport page. Ju his inimitable way Mr. Rice will write the story of eacn game of the series exclusively for Tba News Scimitar. ICSWIRSE some sort, Logo said Wednesday. "He was champion then to get ting mora whippings than auy boy In school. Chawin' toharoo frequently cot oung Ruth into trouble. Loge says that one night, whott the rioys had. gone to bed, be was inspecting the dormltory-a sart of bis itity as ine structoK. Ho was on tho outlook for contraband, particularly Chewing to- Dacco, wnicrv was laooo. as ixg? didn't chew blntself, and as his nose was particularly keen for the scent of ehawin', ho stiffened, as he ap proaohed fee Ooat of the Mouthful Ruth. 10 tooaccv was in the pockets but a careful search of the garment brought t light about 40 hunks of Wiflhtritferj toofy Torch to Plants and Stores to Pre vent Sale of Cotton Under 40 Cents. ATLANTA, Cn Oct. .-Deatrue. tioft. of stvOraT cottsn gins and busi ness houses in thf eottort bait after nenyifioua tnreata had been re Ceived ordering operators and busi ness roan t cease activities while cotton vta sell inn st what many farmers termed 0 price bolew the Cost of Production, haa resulted in the olaoinfl of armed guards around several Bins and the closing ef busi ness in t laast fne amsll community. Buriiinj of the aecond gin in the fltaMiford, Te. territory within two days wag reported last night and the general mercantile stabllshment of Taylor & Boroetto, at Hancevllle, Ala., was destroyed yesterday after the proprietors had ignored orders to cluse tlielr places of business un til cotton Was selling at 40 cents a jiound and had withdrawn guards. kuslnrsa houses at New Hanca ville, whose proprietors received similar Warnings, closed yesterday, but stores at Garden City and Hance ville, and gins in the vicinity re mained open under armed guard. Threats also have been received by business men In Georgia and South Carolina and the sheriff of Ander son county. South Carolina, yester day was appealed to for protection after gin operators had received ad ditional warnings. In Anderson coun ty the gins have been given until October I to suspend activities. The Rowland Gin ar Anson. Texas, was burned Sunday night and the Luders gin. near Stamford, was des troyed Monday night. In each in stance the fires apparently were of incendiary origin and the owners previously had been warned to close the plants until cotton reached 40 cents. Feeling among citizens was reported running high. Warnings postodl on gins at Bow man, Ga.. read: "We. the citizens of everywhere, kindly ask that this jrlnnery be closed until November. 1920, unless fur ther notified. Please take notice." JACKSON MAY SEIZE COAL IN RAIL YARDS Mayor Threatens Drastic Ac to to Believe Fuel Shortage. JACKSON, Tenn.. Oct, C That a part of the coal passing through Jackson en route to the seahoard points for export purposes will be confiscated by the city commissioin If such action bccon.en necessary to relieve the crltleul situation during the severe winter months forecast by the existing shortage of roal was announced today by Mayor J. I). Johnson. It. is pointed out that several train loads of coal "pass through Jackson each day to be exported, while the local citizens are unable to secure an adequate supply for domestic uses. In view of this condition, the mayor has announced his intention of con fiscating tho coal In local yurds and dispensing It to residents having an urgent need for fuel. The city officials state that there are 200 cars of coal today In one of the local railroad yards, held in wait ing to be moved to a seaboard point. The conditions which now obtain In Jackson have been set forth in com munications addressed by Mayor Johnson to Gov. Roberts and each of the United States senators mad congressmen from this atato. GiMS BURN WHEN OWNERSIGNORE -llilRNINGS I ... . chewing tobacco, hidden tn tho liojr lug of the coat. i& Loge also can claim the distinction of having delivered a fine lacing to Ruth, although he admits now that he might experience , considerable trouble in manhandling the home gun swatteo. "I caned him gOn4for particularly devilish piece of gnischief, Ijnge aald. 'Jut, while tUe brothers frequently Whipped Huth, f)t 1 did piVself on two or three uoraslon. I tmuaUy preferred to talk 'kindly 'H!i hltn. Ha was Wild sort of boy, Ofl of miscbief. and nigh spirited, I have talked with bint nd made bin. try but neither I nor any other umrhes Over made him cty bv whletiltur him.' . ah me ooys, ani some or tne teaches as Well, tuttticuliixlv 0 the Othletic field, alfed"Iiut! '.Nigger Lip. One might rail 'tleorgc' in vain. lie didn't ktiow that u bis name. . diut fall hi ti!ckam and he'd como running," Logo raid. 'Jlbibe" speiit a preatT portion of his life,' between the ages ot It anil J. Iiv the industrial echool, Loge kail The homo rub king father was caipon keeper b itaklmoro. s.iid had started young Heorga tlerman nt fc-T Joseph's oollcge, buti.W-Jm4a CeOilmtrit ' soou mad Ruth pere trauster bis son) ta tho industrial chnol, Loge declared, Tho bom ri kwg recently pr. smtd bis old school With $2,6tltl Trtitil tht prlnceiy sum the New Vfrk Vanktws paid Jthn this season for inockiiir baseballs over tho fences of tho various American leaguo parks ttirouhout the country. WILL CELEBRATE j E Masonic Temple Banquet To Be Attended by 700 Em ployes Store Closes Early Wednesday. Employes of J. fioldsmith & Sons company are all agog, for tonight tho big banquet celebrating the totli an niversary of tho huge store will be held at Scottish Jiite cathedral at I o'clock. The store will close Wednes day at 4:30 p.m. for the event, which will set a record for anything of ts kind In the South. The store Is rapidly telug trans formed by K. A. Baer, head trimmer. The window decorations are also striking and beautiful. At thii ca thedral the color scheme will be gold, relieved by ferns, palms and autumn foliage. A. 13. Marquet, caterer. Will serve the banquet at the cathedral A strik ing and original anniversary menu has been prepared. Davin s. Levy will be toastmaster. Prominent Mernphians and many out-of-town guests will grace the feast. Addresses will be made by Mayor Paine. Dr. William H. I'ineshrilier, CJeorge Mor ris, Ueoriie R. James. C P. J. Moonet, K. F. Leech anfl Morris Taulje. t Negro Masonic hall on Be:ile aveinie a banquet will bo plven the 78 negro employes vt the store. The same menu will bo srrwl and a band of their own race will furnish the music. Rev. S. D. Hays, an employe of Goldsmith's, will preslci.' rt ttie negru banquet, and "Aunt'' P.-u.v ,,ce. employed by Mr. tlohlsmitlr for 4 J years, will be guest of honor. Hold Funeral For Man Who Suffocated Funeral services for Ylrcil B. Wooily, lumberman, who sufforated In a jiiil cell at Meridian, Miss., were held Wednesday afternoon at the parlors of J. T. Hinton & Hon. Tho body reached Memphis Wednesday ' frcrn .Vermmn and will be sent to Columbia, Tenn., where burial will take place Thursday. Woody's father nnd mother. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Woody, live nt f.62 ' Poplar avenue. Mre. John liorum. a sinter. wln resides in Karle, Ark., j came to Memphis for the funeral. , Three brother alsn an- survivors, i They lire M. M. Woody. Waco, Tex- '. as; S. Woody, Beaumont, and W. W. Woody, of Ritchie, Miss. Woody was a lunibor inspector for the Central Lumber company, of i Meridian, where lie hud headquarters ' According to advices from that city ! Woody was being held mi a minor j charge. Reports declared Tuesday he set the mattress in his cell on fire and suffocated. I Woody was 31 years of ate. Ho I served two years in tho army, nr. j cording to bis sister, one of which ' was in France. He was a native of j Union City, Xeun. Ue was unmar ried. I GOLDSMITH FOLK GOLD BILE WOMENPREPARETO T COX CAUSE Shelby Women Plan Big Mass Meeting Next Monday. Form Groundwork cf Dem ocratic Organisation1 Here, Women of Memphis and Shelby county, who are interested (n tho cause of James M. Cox for presi dent f the I'nited States. Will hob! a big mOsa meeting next Monday af ternoon at ItSO In the rotintf court room a the courthouse. Employ ers of women are urged to release them hronday afternoon, so tht they may boost the Denancratlc cause by attending tho bg mass meeting Mon day. The groutidwortt of On efficient ore ganlzatlon among the Democratic women of the county was laid Wed nesday morning, t a meeting called to prepare for systematic work among the Women Voters, repar tory to a huge feminine vote in November. The "Wednesday meet ing was held In the oprobate court room, which proved too smalt owing to the numbe of women who at tended. Wednesday's meeting was for the purpose of electing a chairman and other officers and to start the ball tolling aowaru a glorious Democratic victory at the next election. Mrs. J. M. WcCormack was chosen per manent chairman, Mrs. John G. Blount secretary, and Mrs, A. B! De Loach treasuror. ' A committee to select headquarters also was named, On It were named Alts. ft. J McLean, tlrs. A. B. De Loach and bits. Henry Madison. The women, be it known, will oc cupy tho some headquarters as do the male Democrats during tne ram tipaigt. they will work In harmony Contir.ncd on page 13, column 4.) Baf jfua- Cfrtit ! Honor of recently ElecteJ National rre&ident cf Credit Men. More than .DO guests attended the banquet Tuesday night at tho Hotel i hisca tn iionor o( ueorge n. iawo, former president of the Memphis RO U1 redlt Mirn's Association, nnd rrcntiy elected national president. . business Ous strictly against tho rules, ths batiouet being a whirlwind of laughter and good fellowship 1. i, Woodstook spoke on "Our National President E. H. Heller told of tiow the organization Tut Lawo Cver, Next avas the presentation to Mr. tawo of a large package, which con tained Little Miss Kettle Brown, who sang a love song to hftn. W. A. Woodman.see, president of the whole pale credit meti of Memphis spoke on "Our Kelationslilp." Chancellor Is rael Peres made a short talk. MiBS Paulino Clar sang several selec tions. Mr. Lawo tfien presented his suc cessor to the local presidency, who Is to bo F. O. Wagner, oeerutary treasurer of George 'f. lirodnax. Inc. Mr. Wagner mado a short talk and was followed by Phil Cnnale, who presented Mi Lawo with a beautiful silver tea service, the gift of the local organization. Content For Voters To Determine Truth, Wilson Tells Solon WASHINGTON, Oct 6. President Wilson today telegraphed Senator Spencer, Republican, Missouri, that ho was content to let the voters of Missouri decide which of them was telling the truth. The telegram referred to Senator Ppencer's charge that the president had promised military aid to Ru mania tnd Serbia, which the presi dent yesterday said was "false." Tho telegram, which was made public at the White House without comment or explanation, follows: "I am perfectly content to leave It to the voters of Missouri to determine w. .. of us Is telling the truth." Judge Holds Rifle Is Not Dangerous Judge laughllu, of tho Fourth cir cuit court held Wednesday In the damage suit of Jo:,r:h Kchaffer, by next friend L, Schaffer, against Mer lin Hanover that a 22-callbro riflo is not a dangerous weapon but a huntliiff gun, after which he issued peremptory instructions to the Jury to find for the defendant In tho case. Schaffer charged that Hanover sold a dangerous weapon to Louis Cooper and that afterward Cooper shot and wounded his boy, Joseph Schaffer The proof developed that the rule was snm to anotner ooy, who lent it to the Cooper boy. A total of $2!i,no damages was prayed tor. Mexico Will Go Dry Gradually, Is Claim F.I. PAH'i. Tex., net. C ' While I am prohibitionist and am ear nestly desirous of suppressing liquor traffic in my country, I believe reform should come grad ually in Mexico and not in a dras tic manner. This will be the poli cy of my administration," de clared President-Klect Alvaro Oh rt'gnn at Juarez. den. I'lbiepon came to Juarez to attend the international exposi tion and military carnival, now in progress in Kl Paso. BOOS AT NEXT ELECTION BANQUET IN LAVO'S HONOR IS SUCCESS ifear Death it"'"!?" g V v I i HAROLD MOORE. Boy Hit By Auto Has Slim Chance Lying unconscious nt Cartly-Ram-say hospital, Harold Moore, five-year-old lad struck by an auto Tues day Is near death, according to at taches. Little hope could be held out for recovery. The Moore child was struck Tuesday afternoon by a car driven by Kdgar A. Lehr, lumberman, 1229 Hnowden avenue. He is at lib erty on bond charged with reckless driving. The lad was taken to the hospital In the lumberman's car shortly after the accident which occurred at Jack son arenu and Decatur street At' tendants s&y lie never rhas regained consciousness. Injuries WCr? sustained about the head and body." Dr. Kd ward D. Mitchell declares a fracture of the skull was very evident al though X-ray examination Tuesday night failed to discloss such. The child Is the son of Alvfn N. Moore, 789 Ayres street, an employe of the Memphis Bread company. With his fattier Harold was walking along Jackson avenue and at the Intersec tion of Decatur started across the street ahead of Moore. Lchr was proceeding east on Jackson. Emer gency Officers Henderson and Mark ham reported that Moore said the machine was not going fast, between 15 and 20 miles an hour, when tne accident took place. Lohr, who is secretary of the Green River Lumber company. Is to face city court. Hearing probably will be continued pending change in the child's condition. Tuesday's accident occurred with in a few blocks of Lane avenue and Docatur where three weeks ago Louise Miller, the same age as Har old Moore, was run down and fatally injured by a service car. Letters Threaten Violence to Governor If Reward for Girl's Slayer Stands. KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Oct. 6 Three anonymous letters purporting to be from one who knows something of the recent murder here of Miss Alice Burnett have been received by Gov. Roberts, threatentne him with vio lence unless he withdraws the $f)00 reward the governor offered for the man who caused Miss Burnett's death. The last letter the governor re ceived concluded: "Our organization is nation-wide and If you should get one or a few of us there are thousands more to get." On the letter were drawn in ink a lighted bomb, beneath which was a hand grasping a dripping dagger. The Journal and Tribune also has re ceived an anonymous letter saying that If rewards totaling (1,600 are not withdrawn Knoxvllle would be visited by a wave of crime unprece dented in the city's history. EXPECT RED-POLISH ARMISTICE SHORTLY RIGA. Letvla. Oct. 6. (By the As sociated Press.) The general im preslon Is growing among both the Polish and the Bolshevik delegates at the peace conference here that an armistice will be signed shortly, pos sibly within a week. There has been no statement con whlch tho Bolshevik made for the acceptance by Poland of the prelim inary peace terms, but the satisfac tory progress of the negotiations makes it unlikely that the Bolshevikl will refuse to grant a reasonable ex tension Of It; ASKED FOR HIS PAY GOTB EATING, HE SAYS Krnest Alexander Wednesday filed suit In circuit court against the Mem phis Terminal corporation and W. J. Gibbons, asking damages In the sum of $2,000. The bill was filed by Hanover & Hanover, attorneys. Alexander alleges that Gibbons, superintendent of the corporation, beat him when he applied for Ids pay enyeloip, WARN KNOXVILLE OF TERROR REIGN ADEQUATE PHONE SERVICE ASKED Of SJALE BOARD, City Charges Inefficiency and: Would Have Rates Reduced . fof Violation of Obligation. Wani Earjyltearing. . Charginn 4hst the business and so cial life of the ei'.r.rns of Memphis . it disturbed, fhst tiit service renaersd by the Cumberland J elephent and Tclegrapli company is inadeqjaU and inef ficient; Tn the telephone company is .; failing to fulfill its obligation! arid , live tip to the requirement, of its contract with tho city of Memphis, and; That un!ett proper and adequtte service is provided the ratta now be ing charged by the telephone com- " pany should be reduced and the com- ' pany otherwise penalized. Walter P. 1 Armstrong, eity attorney, Wednesday completed his e, tit ion to the .state utilities commission in which he seeks to have thet body force tho company to provide efficient and . proper service aa provided for in its contract. The petition against the telephone company is one of two that Jdr. Armstrong has prepared at tho dl : rection of Mayor Paine, the first be ing directed against the Memphis Gas and Klectrlc company and In which it Is sought to have the gas company resume full and proper aer. vice In both gas and electrical do partments. The petition against tho gas company was completed lata Tuesday and mailed to NaanviUo later In the day. Failure and refusal to provide full and adequate service is charged ' against both publlo utilities. These charges being the outgrowth of tho gaa company's stoppage of gaa and electric extension service aome time go. The charges against the tele phone company ara prompted by tho many recent Instances of alow work In answering calls for fires and other emergencies which endanger tho Hf or property of cltuens. Outlines Charges. Outlinldg tho duty of the tele phone company under tho common law nnd under7 tho statutes of Ten-, nessee. tho city's petition says: - "Said public utilities are forbidden to maintain any service that is un safe, improper or Inadequate, or with hold or refuse any service that can reasonably be demanded and fur nished, when ordered by said com mission. "The telephone is used In the city of Memphis, and in other similar cities, in all the emergencies of life and If this service Is not such that these emergency needs can bo met . quickly and without mistake. 'the consequences are in many Instances serious." Under section five of the petition. Mr. Armstrong outlines some of the errors of omission and commission of the telephone company. "lour tltloner shows tnat re spondent has not met this obliga tion, either under the statutes or the common law, ana is not lurnisn InK sufficient, adequate and proper telephone service. Delays in giving numbers are excessive, It sometimes requiring several minutes to obtain a connection, when all experts agree that tho average time in obtaining a connection Bhould be a very few seconds, under normal conditions: mistakes in giving wrong numbers are frequent: after a conversation Is held over theitelepnone lines u is uu flcult to get the connection released; many numbers are' called by mis take, when other numbers are want ed. In this and in various other ways th business and social Ilia or tne. . city of Memphis Is greatly retarded and hampered. . "So great has become me lnoiaci ency of the tolephone service, and the delay of the respondent in giv ing numbers when called, that In many instances in the business dis trict of Memphis time mav ba saved by walking to a place with Which one destrea to communicate, rather than by attempting to call that place over the telephone." The telephone company Is also charged with failure and refusal to make connections with reasonable expectation and has thus hampered . the business life of Memphis. Con cluding the petition the commission is asked to: "Knter an order fixing the standard of telephone service in tho city of Memphis, nnd requiring the respond ent to observe and maintain said standard of aervlce and further re quiring them to install telephone in struments and to make telephone connections for service to all per sons who apply for same, without unreasonable delay. "That if respondent fails, neglects or refuses tr observe and maintain such standard of service and Install telephone instruments and make con nections, that the rates which it may he allowed to charge the city of Memphis be reduced to an amount to be fixed by the commission and H be otherwise penalized as provided by law." Horrors! Women Of State Must Divulge Exact Age To Vote KNOXVILLH. Tenn- Oct . That "21 plue" wiil not bo ac cepted aa legally qualifying wom en to vote when they register In Tennessee October 11 to vote In the November state and presiden tial election is substance of an opinion which has been given by Attorney - General Frank M. Thompson of Tennessee. Attorney - General Thompson states It aa his opinion that Ten nessee law makes the statement of the proposed voter exact age a perquisite to qualification and he can see no reason why It should not apply to women aa well as men. I m at! 'i ' ) i .1 . I :..