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‘Explain Connection,’ Desi
Hurled by Van Nuys
at Rally.
G. 0. P. Candidate Aided
Move to Mulct State,
Says Speaker.
Alfred M. Glossbrenner, Repub
lican nominee for mayor, has been
called upon to explain his connec
tion with the construction of twen
ty-three national guard armories
now under investigation by the
The demand for an explanation
was hurled Friday night by Fred
erick Van Nuys, former United
States district attorney, at a Demo
cratic rally in the Odd Fellows hall
in Broad Ripple.
Van Nuys traced Glossbrenner's
connection with George V. Coffin,
Republican city chairman, through
Ed Jackson, former Governor, and
William H. Kershner, former ad
"Glossbrenner has undertaken to
trace his political history for years,
presumably for the purpose of
showing that he always has steered
clear of being the practical
politician." Van Nuys said.
"The purpose is evident. He would
leave the impression that he never
has worked with Coffin.
Two Million Obligation
“In this connection we would like
to have Glossbrenner explain why
it is that his name appears in ;
twenty-three of the twenty-five j
holding companies to which the '
state of Indiana has obligated itself !
to pay nearly $2,000,000.
“These holding companies now i
are the* subject of an investigation i
by the new armory board and the j
state board of accounts under the
direction of Governor Leslie.
"It is a matter of common knowl
edge that Coffin and Ed Jackson
appoitned and controlled Adjutant
(Teheral Kershner, and that it was
with Kershner that Glossbrenner
and his associates erected the fabric
of this questionable national guard
armory construction program.
“Do you think it possible that!
Glossbrenner entered tnio this pro- ;
gram without knowing that Coifin j
was ti e bone and sinew of this das
tardly conspiracy against the tax- i
payers of Indiana?" asked Van
In Good Position?
"Under the circumstances, is
Glossbrenner in a position to assist
the state’s first line of defense, its
national guard, in throwing off Cofl
inlsm and its corrupting an pollut
ing influences?”
Van Nuys was Introduced by
Evans Woollen, banker and “favor
ite son" candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for President in
1928, who was chairman of the
Woollen set forth two reasons for
wishing for Democratic success in
the city election.
"The first is that its success will
assure good government, as the
ticket is worthy throughout and
headed ideally—that is a strong
word but it does not overstate my
judgment on the qualifications of
Reginald H. Sullivan,” Woollen said.
Rebuke for G. O. P.
“Tlie second reason for wishing
that the Democrats succeed, and I
do not regard its as less important, is
that the defeat of the Republicans
will rebuke them for what they have
committed against the fair name of
"Duvall and Coffin and the in
dicted councilmen were the repre
sentatives of the Republican party.
They can not be dismissed as indi
viduals. The Republican party put
them forth as its representatives
and because it did so it should be
held to responsibility for their
wrongdoing. Good citizenship re
quires not only th%t the good be
chosen, but that the bad be smit
Sullivan declared that if elected
he would consult the best experts
In this city on questions of taxation
and public improvements.
Old “Envelope Trick" Is Used to
Obtain Merchandise.
When Harold Un versa w, drug
store delivery boy. delivered mer
chandise worth $5 at an apartment
Friday night, he was handed an
envelope containing the money.
Opening the envelope at the Ivan
Chaplin pharmacy, 317 West Thir
tieth street, he found it filled with
blank paper, he told police.
A hand reaching through an
open window, seized a purse con
taining $5. Miss Lee Matthews,
Apartment 37. of 1001 North Dela
ware street, told police Friday night.
CloUxing valued at SIOO was sto
len Friday from the apartment of
George Darnell, 35 West Twenty
tint street.
Hourly Temperatures
• a. m 42 9 a. m 53
V. m 42 10 a. m 58
8 a. m..... 47
Complete Wire Reports of UNITED PRESS, The Greatest World-Wide News Service
The Indianapolis Times
Generally fair tonight and Sunday; somewhat warmer tonight.
Theater Magnate Remains in Custody of
Deputy Sheriff as Deliberations Are
Continued by Seven Women, Five Men.
United Press Staff Corresoondcnt
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 26.—Alexander Pantages, theater magnate, re
mained in custody of a deputy sheriff today as he awaited a verdict in his
trial on a charge of attacking Eunice Pringle, 17-year-old dancer.
The jury of seven women and five men has been deliberating since
4:17 p. m. Friday. Unable to reach a verdict, they were sent to their hotel
at 9:30 p. m., returning to the jury room at 9:30 a. m. today.
Hear * This Song
Two baby grand pianos at
the Lyric today are ringing
with the praise of Sheila, hero
ine of the new serial in The
Indianapolis Times.
Johnny Black and Harold
Hovel, famous on the air and
on the stage, wrote the song
“Sheila,” which was inspired
by the new serial of that name.
These two artists thrilled
large audiences with the song
at the Albee theater in Cin
cinnati last week.
The boys opened an engage
ment at the Lyric today and
will sing about “Sheila” as one
number of their double piano
Frank T. Strayer Will Be
Buried at Richmond.
Frank T. Strayer, 4120 East Wash
ington street, national commander
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
from 1927 to 1928, who died at his
home Thursday, will be buried at
Richmond, Ind., Monday afternoon,
following services at the Tuxedo
Baptist church in this city at 10
а. m. Monday and at Grace M. E.
church, Richmond, at 2:30 p. m.
Lambs Unchanged; Veals Steady
at $15.50 Down.
Hog prices were mostly 10 to 20
cents lower today at the city stock
yards. The bulk, 160 to 300 pounds,
were selling at $9.65, with a few lots
at $9.75. Receipts were estimated at
б, holdovers, 469.
Cattle scarce and steady, most all
classes were lower for the week.
Vealers stationary at $15.50 down.
Sheep and lambs were unchanged.
Better grade of lambs sold at SIS
to sl3, all others were $11.50 down.
Chicago hog receipts 9,600, in
eluding 7,600 directs; holdovers, 600 j
Prices slow, with a few early sales,
steady to 10 cents lower than Fri
day’s average, $9.60 paid for 200-
pound weights. Cattle receipts were
300; sheep, 3.000.
B a Unit til Press
CHICAGO, Oct. 26—The tragedy
of a modern Becky Sharp with the
world for a Vanity Fair was revealed
when Mrs. Eva Waddingtcn-Greeley,
claimant to a countess’ title, shot
herself to death because a handsome
policeman spurned her love.
Clad in a costly negligee, the body
of the strikingly pretty 38-year-old
woman w / found Friday lying on
the floor of the living room of her
exclusive Glenwood avenue apart
ment. A bullet hole was in her
breast over the heart. A few feet
away lay a revolver that had been
given to her by Patrolman John
Maier, 29. for love of whom she
killed herself.
Police imated she had been
dead a week. The body was found
by a janitor who crawled through a
transom when he noticed lights on
in the apartment despite the fact
Mrs. Waddington-Greeley had not
been seen for several days.
LOY E and MYSTERY . O JHJ" § "I" A B A Story of Life in Indianapolis
HUMOR and TRAGEDY ’ O JO. JLJ JL JIJ £~%. By Gordon turner=
JOSEPH SMEDLEY. assistant Brcsecut
lmr attorney of Marion county receives
a telephone call from his flnancee.
SHEILA WILBER, informing him that
the safe in the laboratory of her home
on Maple Road has been robbed and re
ouestinsr him to come there at one?, be
cause her father. WILLIAM OLIVER
WILBER, wishes to consult him about
the robberv. On his way to the Hvde
Park residence. Smedlev passes the scene
of an auto accident and recognizes AN
DREW MASTERS. Sheila’s cousin as the
driver of the wrecked car. Masters’ face
Is cut and scratched, but otherwise he is
uninsured. He accompanies Smedlev to
the Wilber home where Sheila receives
them. While Masters Is dressing his
wounds Sheila conducts Smedlev to the
laboratory. She leaves him there with
her father. A tin cashbox has been
stolen from the safe. It contained a
red. leather-bound diary which had been
kept bv Wilber s wife, now dead. Wilber
reluctantly confesses to Smedlev that the
dtarv would reveal a secret of Sheila's
birth, a secret so far unknown to Sheila
or the world. ’’Mv wife was not Sheila's
mother, nor am I her father,” he tells
his astonished auditor. c
SMEDLEY started to his feet In*
credulity and amazement were
written in his lace. Sheila not Wil
The action of Superior Judge
Charles Fricke in ordering Pantages
placed in custody of the sheriff im
mediately after he charged the jury
came as a surprise. The move sel
dom is made until a verdict of
guilty is returned.
Counsel for Pantages protested
that the ruling was an “unusual
hardship” because of the illness of
the defendant’s wife, Mrs. Lois
Pantages. She has been in a nervous
collapse since her conviction of man
slaughter in the death of Juro Ro
kumoto, Japanese gardener. He was
injured fatally when his automobile
was struck by hers.
Defense Is Optimistic
Judge Fricke then modified his
order, allowing Pantages to remain
at liberty, provided he was under
constant surveillance by a deputy
sheriff. The deputy went to the
Pantages home when the showman
left the courtroom for dinner and
was there throughout the night.
When the jury was locked up last
night after live and a half hours’
deliberation, defense counsel felt
certain that some jurors were hold
ing out for acquittal. Neither side
wants a compromise verdict.
There are three possible verdicts.
Pantages can be acquitted. He can
be found guilty with a recommenda
tion that he be sent to San Quentin
prison for from one to fifty years.
He can be found guilty with a rec
ommendation that he be confined
In the county jail for not more than
one year.
The court instructed the jury
that it must determine beyond all
doubt the extent of Pantages’ as
serted acts before finding him guilty.
Pantages waited restlessly in an
ante room while the jury was out.
His sons, Rodney and Lloyd Pant
ages; their sister, Carmen, and Mrs.
Dixie Martin, Pantages’ adopted
daughter, were in the courtroom.
Fiancee In Court
John W. Considine, film executive
and fiance of Miss Pantages, ap
peared in the courtrom Friday night
for the first time. Every seat in the
courtroom was taken and there were
extra chairs in the aisle. High
wooden barriers blocked two hallway
appre ches.
When the twelve jurors retired
Friday, Alternate Charles Thomas, a
carpenter, was excused. He said
“Defense Attorney Jerry Geisler
made the best speech.”
Miss Pringle claims Pantages lured
her to a secluded room to discuss
booking her dancing act and then
attacked her. Pantages declared that
the girl tore his clothing and ran
screaming, away as a part of a
frameup caused by the sale of his
theaters for more than $20,000,000.
Notes she left told of a woman in
almost pain because of ill
ness and in despair because the man
she admired had cast her aside.
Police officials declared that ex
planation was ridiculous and said
an investigation would be made.
Mrs. Harry Farrelly, a half sister
who said she seldom saw Mrs. Wad
dington-Gteeley, indicated that
suicide might have been contem
plated for some time. Mrs. Farrel
ly said the “countess” had taken an
overdose of a sleeping position sev
eral months ago.
Luxurious furnishings in her suite
and taste displayed in their ar
rangement indicated that Mrs.
Waddington-Greeley was possessed
of considerable wealth and was a
woman of refinement.
Although polity said there was
no doubt the woman sent the bul
let into her heart, an inquest will
be conducted today.
{ber's daughter! The man must be
j crazy!
“You don't mean . . .?" he stut
; tered.
“Yes. Joe. just tjiat and more than
'that,” Wilber answered. “Sheila is
! net even an adopted daughter. She
j came to us in a strange way. There
i way the necessity of absolute secrecy
which precluded adoption.
“Understand, there was and is
i nothing that reflects upon Sheila in
any way, or upon any of us, for that
matter. But Sheila does not know,
j “Perhaps it would have beep bet
ter had she been told, but she had
j intertwined her dear Self so firmly
I in our heartstrings, she had become
so thorough’ our own, we could not
j beai to have her know or think
| otherwise.
“And Bfter Frances . . . Mrs. Wil
ber .. . died, the door was closed.
i You can understand .that. Sheila's
Connecticut Republican Is
Target for Taking Paid
Lobbyist to Sessions.
No Comment Is Made as
Solons Are Invited to
Make Move.
Bv Vnitrri Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—The
case of Senator Hiram Bingham, in
fluential senate Republican from
Connecticut, who took a SIO,OOO a
year employe of the Connecticut
Manufacturers’ Association into the
secret tariff sessions of the senate
finance committee, today was cited
to the senate, without comment, for
any action it may deem proper.
A report, refraining from inter
preting the unusual circumstances
of the employment, was presented
by Chairman Caraway of the lobby
investigating committee, which
heard the witnesses Involved.
The committee questioned the
propriety of the New York, New*
Haven and Hartford railroad con
tributing $4,000 a year to the Manu
facturers’ Association funds, which
were used, it stated, “for the pay
ment of the services of a lobbyist
in Washington.
It promised to report later
whether the contribution violates
any federal statute. The ony recom
mendation made was for adoption
of s resolution calling upon Secre
tary of Commerce Lamont to fur
nish the senate a list of all the $1
a year men in employ of the de
partment, citing the 1919 statute,
which the committee contends,
made such employment illegal.
The action grew out of the testi
mony of W. E. Wuichet, a $3,000 a
year clerk of the manufacturers’ as
sociation, who said he received $1
a year from the commerce depart
ment for duties in connection with
gathering trade statistics.
The document told how Bingham
wrote the Connecticut Manufactur
ers’ Association last summer asking
the “loan” of a man who could act
as an expert adviser on tariff prob
lems. Particularly those of Con
necticut. It related how Charles E.
Eyanson, the assistant to the presi
dent of the association, was sent;
how Bingham had Eyanson sworn
as a clerk of the territories com
mittee, and how Eyanson took
$357.50 salary from the government
which he turned over to Bingham.
Opening Markets
New York Stocks Opening
-Get. 26
Allis Chalmers 55 Vo
Amer Can 155,
Amer Smelting S '*
Am Steal Foundry 53
Amer Tel and Tel 2ouj:>
Amer M:ta!s
Amer Tob B 218 i,
Anaconda 1 °3
Armour (A) *’'
B * O J 29
Beth Steel 103 /a
Canadian Pac
Chrysler 4o
Cont Can <
Cont Motor:.. , =
Cuban Amer Sugar 10/a
Famous Players ““ /*
Fisk Tire 5
Goodyear *4
General E’.cctrc 303
General Motors
Great Northern
Hupp Motors "I
Inspiration 2® .7
ICenn Cop ■ ‘', 3
Missouri, Kans & Texas 51 V 2
Mo Pacific pfd ijjg.a
Mont Ward •. ‘5- 2
N Y Central 210V2
N Y. N H & H 123 /2
Packard -l/ 4
Pullman S;,?
St Paul 33Va
St Paul pfd 51/s
Sears-Roebuck 1 *?, 4
Sinclair 31/
S O. Cal 9%
S O. N Y 39%
S O. N J ‘2^
Studebaker 59
Union Carbide and Carbon 106
Union Oil
U S Cast Iron Pipe 21
U S Rubber
U S Steel 204 ta
White Motors HVa
YeV.ow Truck 16
We tingh Electric 185
New York Curb Opening
—Oct 26
Allied Power 57'b
Am Super Power (A) 34Vi
Am Gas 155
Assoc Gas 5318
Ark Gas 16
1 memory of Frances is as that of her
i own mother. She knew no other.
Could I tell her now that the dear
j one would had lavished upon her
| the love of a mother, and had been
equally adored In turn, was an im
postor? Unthinkable!”
| "No,” agreed Smedley, "Sheila
must never know. She fairly wor
! ships her mother’s memory.”
“I knew you would see it that
way,” Wilber said eagerly. “Some
day I shall tell you the whole story.
Not now, it would take too long.
Now, for Sheila’s sake, we must act
quickly. The diary must be recov
ered.” His speech halted.”
"1 suppose,” he went on slowly, “I
suppose I should have destroyed It.
"Had I faintly suspected this could
i have happened I would have done
1 so, but it was a precious memento
of Sheila’s babvhood and of a moth
er’s joyous love. I loved It and
| guarded it as a miser his gold.
Here’s how Wall Street looked on the wildest day of stock trading in the history of the New York Stock
Exchange—when 12,894,650 shares of stock were traded over the counter in the most frenzied selling wave
ever experienced. Stocks listed suffered a loss of $5,000,000,000, stocks being thrown overboard in panicky
fashion by holders. The New York Stock Exchange building is shown at right, the banking house of
J. P. Morgan at left.
Confesses Shooting Friend
While at Play.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Oct. 26.
Douglas Miller, 10, was in jail here
today while authorities investigated
the fatal shooting of his 9-year-old
playmate, Robert Jelinek.
The two were playing ball in the
Miller home late Friday when
Douglas Obtained a revolver from
a drawer, aimed at his little play
mate and fired. The bullet entered
Robert’s mouth, pierced the brain
and caused instantaneous death.
Douglas sobbingly confessed he
fired the gun.
A. A. Miller, father of the boy,
told police the pistol had been in
the drawer unloaded for weeks.
Blue RiflSe 13 s
Blue Ridge pfd 35
Cities Service 46 1 2
Cord 23
De Forest 10J 4
Durant SJt
Eisler Electric 204
Stfec Bond & Share 113 Va
Elec Inves 173
Ford cl Canada (A) 3o*/s
Ford of France 9’j
Ford of England ....! 13°s
Fox Theater JL
Fokker 2 1 2
General Baking (A) 572
Goldman Sachs 78-1
Gold Seel 9V
Hudson Bay 14Vt
Humble Oil 108's
Insull Utilities 80
,mp Oil 34 /?
Int Pete 26 Vs
Lehman *O9
Mid West U 36
N Am Aviation BJ/e8 J /e
Niagara & Hudson 118.,
Penroad }f%
Salt Cre’k 11,-
Std Oil Ind 56 4
Std Oil K' n - t 28
Std 0)1 Kv 40%
Sel Industries IT2>
Shenandoah ;Oa
Trans Cont A T 12Vi
United L * P (At 36,r
United Verde E 13 ’2
UUP ties Power U.V.'.V.’.V.V. 22S
Chicago Stock Opening
IBy James T. Company!
—Oct. 26
Allied Motors 36
Auburn 220
Bendix Aviation 40 3 i
Borg Warner 46 3 j
Butler 27
Chicago Corporation 32
Cord Corporation 22
Cent Pub Serv 50 ! 2
Erie Radio C 7 b
Grigsby Grunow 40
General Theater 39 ! !>
Houd He—hey (A) 28V 2
Iron Fireman 30
Insull Util com 82%
Insull Util pfd 96
Ken Rad Tube 21V-
Libby McNeal ISVs
Nor Amer Light and Power 69
U S Radio and Telev 23
Zenith Radio > 29%
“Always it was kept locked in the
ct-sh box and the box locked in the
safe. Often,’ since Frances died, I
have taken it from the box just for
the sight of her beloved handwrit
ing. or to dip into its pages. It was
a communing with her in spirit, a
relieving of my happiest days. As
much for my sake as Sheila's, I
must get it back!”
“But what could a burglar want
or do with the diary?” Smedley
“That’s the question,” Wilber re
plied. “It has no intrinsic value,
but It is potential dynamite as long
as it is out of my possession! What
if the thief tossed it carelessly away
after breaking open the cash box
and finding nothing else?
“It might fall into other and more
dangerous hands. It was filled wffh
names and dates and details. It
might bring us all into the glare of
a hateful publicity.”
Entered as Second-Class Matter
at Pcstoffice, Indianapolis
United Press Financial Editor
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—Wa1l
Street was jubilant today because
President Hoover, with an authority
that is magic in stock market cir
cles, has said fundamental business
of the country was on a sound basis
with production and distribution
well maintained.
That was the sort of expression
traders had been waiting for weeks.
They had seen the market soar to
new highs on Sept. 3 when the in
dustrial average hit $381.17. From
that day with only intermittent ral
lies of short duration, the decline
has been continuous.
It was punctuated by the crash
Thursday that brought out nearly
13,000,000 shares on the stock mar
ket, nearly 7,000,000 on the curb and
millions more on other exchanges
throughout the country. Selling
was so severe that only billionaire
bankers could stay it.
Silent in Shakeout
During this drastic shakeout of
the small traders and the pinch to
the big ones, the President was
silent. When he spoke Friday night
after the close, the financial com
munity paid close attention.
Traders knew the situation. They
were sure almost that business had
not been shaken in its groundwork.
They knew that the building interest
was suffering from tight money in
force earlier in the year and that a
temporary depression was on in
What they wanted was a verifica
tion of such beliefs. This came from
the President and reinvigorated the
bullish feeling that apparently had
left the market altogether.
Orders to buy came into broker
age offices overnight and the feel
ing was that the market would rally
further. However, the zest of past
recoveries was missing. That had
been supplied by the little fellows.
They now are gone. True, they
evince interest in everything financ
ial and watch the tickers. But their
funds were lost In the crash. Only
the big fellows will play on the Hoo
ver statement.
Can Not Go Down
The feeling in Wall Stret is that
the market can not go down rapidly
for the time being regardless of
what happens. The course was not
expected to be upward to- any great
degree, however, even after the
cheering buying on the Hoover
The reason given for the beleif
no further drastic decline can come
lies in the support underlying the
market whic’-. can be expanded to
unlimited prc. ortions by the biggest
bankers in the world.
"Professional burglars, I under
stand, all have their peculiar meth
ods of operation,’’ Smedley inter
jected. “The police might be able
to trace this one after seeing how
the job was done.”
“The police, no!” exclaimed Wil
ber. “They must not be called In.
That, above all, must be avoided.
They would pry and poke. They
would have to be told too much.”
“You are right,” rejoined Smed
ley. “We must work it out our
selves as best we can. Could it have
been any one in the house—any of
the servants?”
“Impossible! No woman could
have done it and, as you know, this
is a woman-operated household—
Mrs. Hendricks, the housekeeper;
Clara, the cook, and Lena, the maid.
When Sheila entertains in an elab
orate manner she calls In
but we were not entertaining last
One Day to Three Years Is
Impending Sentence.
Bv ? nit i’ll Press
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—Former
Secretary of Interior Albert B. Fall
probably will be sentenced next Fri
day to imprisonment, fine, and dis
qualification from public office for
his conviction on charges of ac
cepting a SIOO,OOO bribe while a
member of the Harding cabinet.
The sentence may be from one
day to three years in duration.
The jury which Tuesday found the
68-year-oid defendant guilty of ac
cepting the SIOO,OOO in a little brown
satchel from E. L. Do’neny, oil mil
lionaire, unanimously recommended
mercy, and there is little likelihood
therefore that the maximum sen
tence of three years and $300,000 —
triple the amount of the bribe—will
be imposed. All three punishments,
however, are mandatory.
Fall’s lawyers, headed by Frank
J. Hogan, today planned an attack
on the actions of Justice William
Hitz, who presided over the trial,
in their motion for anew trial.
This motion, filed a few hours after
the verdict and containing thirty
grounds for anew trial, will come
up for argument on Friday as a
matter of form.
This motion, and an accompany
ing one for stay of judgment, are
formalities prior to making an ap
peal to the district court of ap
peals. Such motions almost invari
ably are denied.
Annual meetVg of the Indianap
olis chapter of 'the American Red
Cross will be held in the assembly
room of the War Memorial build
ing, 777 North Meridian street, at
3:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Twelve directors will be elected
for terms of three years each and
one to fill two years of the unexpired
term of Allen A. Wilkinson, who
died several months ago.
In the Air
Weather conditions at 9:30 a. m.:
Southwest wind, 9 miles an hour;
temperature. 55; barometric pres
sure, 29.89 at sea level; ceiling and
visibility unlimited; field good.
“The gardener who cares for the
grounds is an odd-job man, here
only as needed. He is a slow-witted
fellow who could not conceive of a
burglary, let alone carry one out.
There is no chauffeur; Sheila and
I drive our own cars. But you know
all of this.”
"Didn’t the burglar leave
clews something by which he
might be traced?” Smedley asked.
“Only this,” said Wilber. He
opened a drawer of the* desk and
gingerly lifted out a soiled red ban
danna handkerchief. “I found this
under the open window, but I can
'not see that it gets us anywhere;
there is nothing distinctive about It.
The safe as you see, was not blown
open; the combination was worked.
There are no marks on the window
case or frame. There are foot
prints in the flower bed the
window, but they easily could have
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Outside Mirlon
County 3 Cents
State Anti-Saioon League
Head Waged Rum War
for 25 Years.
Broadway M. E. Church Is
Scene of Last Rites
Other Stories on Pace 8.
Prohibition leaders throughout
the state and nation today mourned
the death of Dr. Edward S. Shu
maker, 62, superintendent of the
Indiana Anti-Saloon League, who
died at 4:35 p. m. Friday at his
home, 2232 Broadway, after many
weeks’ illness.
The dry leader’s quarter-century
fight against liquor brought him
prominence in all parts of the
country. His zeal eventually caus
ing him to serve a jail sentence.
Dr. Shumaker was ill while serv
ing the state farm sentence imposed
by the supreme court for contempt.
Shortly after his release in April,
the league superintendent went to
a sanitarium at Battle Creek.
Returning, he attempted his of
fice duties, but several weeks ago
was ordered to bed.
Death Expected
Dr. Shumaker’s death was ex
pected almost momentarily, espe
cially during the last week, when
his vitality was sapped by recurrent
spells of hiccoughing and unrest.
Funeral services will be he’d Mon
day afternoon at the Broadway M.
E. church. Several Indianapolis
ministers and followers of Dr. Shu
maker will speak. Burial will be in
Crown Hill cemetery.
Members of Dr. Shumaker’s fam
ily were at the residence when he
died. The survivors are the widow,
Mrs. Flora May Shumaker; four
sens, Paul, Albert, Arthur and
Wayne Shumaker; a daughter, Mrs.
Lois Morrison; a sister, Mrs. Kate
Col Well of Mason, 111., and four
brothers, George, William, Charles
and Ray Shumaker, all of Edge
wood, 111.
Paul Shumaker is a student at
Indiana university school of
medicine and Wayne Shumaker Is a
student at De Pauw university.
L. E. York, a league official, and
Ethan A. Miles, league attorney,
were at the residence shortly after
the dry leader died. Dr. Charles R.
Snowden was the attending physi
Suffered Little Pain
Throughout his illness, the re
sult of a malignant tumor, Dr. Shu
maker suffered little pain and was
relieved from time to time with op
erations that were performed at
the home. He continued to take an
active part in current affairs and
directed the league’s business from
his bed until he became so weak
three weeks ago that Dr. C. H. Win
ders was appointed temporary su
Dr. Shumaker conversed with
members of his family and friends
and read newspapers regularly. One
of his last acts early this week was
to direct Miles to send his congratu
lations to Circuit Judge Will H.
Sparks of Rushville, who has been
nominated as Judge A. B. Ander
son’s successor at the United States
circuit court of appeals at Chicago.
The bier of Dr. Shumaker will rest
in the church where he was hon
ored by a host of friends and sup
porters at a dinner shortly after he
was released from the state farm,
Huge Crowd Lines Banks at Cairo
as Flotilla Docks.
BU T : nttrri Press
CAIRO, 111., Oct. 26.—Amid a din
of steamboat whistles, celebration
of the canalization of the Ohio
river ended here Friday night when
tne flotilla that started t week ago
in Pittsburgh arrived. A welcom
ing crowd lined both banks of the
river. Two Ohio congressmen and
one from Illinois were among the
Lorna Moon Wrote Best Seller
While Battling Plague.
Bn Uniti rl Press
HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26.—Lorna
Moon, who struggled bravely
against tuberculosis to write a best
seller, was seriously ill in her home
here today, but doctors gave her an
even chance to live.
Tuberculosis has kept Miss Moon
in bed two years out of every three
since sh“ was a child. Recently her
condition became critical. Her career
has been tragic. Once she was a
leading screen scenarist. On her sick
bed she wrote ‘ Dark Star,” a best
X-stay Is Used in Effort to Find
Metal in Stomach.
Holding several tacks in his mouth
while securing weather stripping on
a door Friday, Charles Pearson, 521
Trowbridge street, swallowed one of
An operation at Methodist hospi
tal failed to locate the tack and
physicians today made X-ray photo
graphs to discover it.

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