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l&td per copy VOL. xxxn. NO. 206. -Fnd.l'lJaUy Except Sunday. COST OF GOVERNMENT IN U. S. A. IS GOING UP, i NOT DOWN, SAYS HUNT 1% BY HARRY B. HUNT. Staff Correspondent of the Newspaper Enterprise Association. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. —Uncle Sam threatens to become the national Kiendthrift. He is dispensing millions, yea billions, with as little care as formerly gave to the expenditure of thousands. The cost of government, in the second year after the 'war, like the |cOfst of living, is headed up, not down. This is due in great part to ex pansion of lines of activity already taken up and to the government enter ing new fields of administration. The government is urging the people,) as the best means of combating the H. C. of 1., to practice rigid economy, to buy nothing but necessities. Meanwhile the government itself is getting ready to spend hundreds of millions more than formerly. <4,473,696,358 ASKED lOR YEAR 1921. Appropriations requested by the ex ecutive, legislative-and judicial branches for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921, to date amount to §4.473,696,358, almost 'four and a half billions. Total appropriations voted by congress for the current fiscal year, ending June 30, 1920, amount to $5,029,486,359. This makes an apparent cut or “sav ing” of $1,155,790,000 or ovc-r a billion in the proposed expenditures for the year ending June 30, 1921. This redaction of $1,155,790,000 Is achieved in spite of tbe lack of economi cal methods. It is because certain largo undertakings, due to the war, carried through the present year, are not to be continued into 1921. EXTRAORDINARY FUNDS IN 1918 BUDGET. The appropriations for the current year, for Instance, carried: Wheat guarantee fund 51.000.000,000 European food reUef... 100,000,000 Railroad administration 750.000,000 These three Items, totaling $1,850,000,- o<>o, were extraordinary charges and have no counterpart in the estimates for 19'1. These Rems In themselves are some what deceitful, however. The Grain Cor- which handles the wheat g-iar- fund, claims to have made a profit off wheat instead of spend- Kthe guarantee fund. Herbe-t Hoover, handled the European food reiief IPid, has announced that he had saved ftSO,OOO.OO of the $100,000,000 appropriated by congress. the total of the above ap propriations, disregarding any saving that Huiy have been made, we find that government activities, con- through regular departmental ■Knnels, the estimates for 1921, instead Ibrtbeing $1,155,790,00 less than for 1920, [are $694,209 963 greater. 'no pay raise FOR EMPLOYES. In words, the proposed increased expenditure alone would equal the total expenses of the government for any year prior to 1999. Asa result of tbe Spanish- American war, annual appropriations la that year for the first time exceeded $600,000,000. i None of these estimates Include any linereases in pay for government cm f ployes. 4ny increase in pay will have to be met by still further appropriations. Tbe estimates figure all wages and sal aries at. present, government standards. items which may have to be id to 1921 appropriations am: 9W'-.tal pay increases 30,000,000 SW-abled soldiers 80,000,000 deficit 75,000,000 total of items not included in the of appropriations as compiled Senator Smoot Is about $444,900,000. Which, If all proposed appropriations were granted, would bring the total to $4,917,696,358, or $1,138,200,963 more than corresponding departmental expenditures for the current year. MAY GIVE POST TOTALKINGTON Penal Farm Superintendent to Take Charge of New Feeble- Minded Colony. x C. E. Talkington, superintendent of the penal farm, may be appointed superin tendent of the new colony for feeble minded, according to indications at the etateliouse toda; ♦ Mr. Tarkingto T . hr s had considerable experience in conducting institutions in the form of colon es and had charge of the construction of the penal farm. The new colony will be in Jennings county. It will be necessary for the first ruperintendent to construct the colony argely with the assistance of the in mates. The penal farm was constructed by prisoners. There are a number of farm houses on the property of tho feeble minded colony which will be used until other buildings are completed. 8 New York State Dailies Now 3 Cents NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—Eight New York [state daily newspapers have announced an Increase in selling price from 2 cents a copy to 3. They are the Knickerbocker Press and Argus (morning), Albany; the Post Standard (morning), the Herald and the Journal (evening), of < Syracuse; the Morniiig Post and the Journal (eve nlng)i of Jamestown, and the Troy Tlme__ Th Knickerbocker Press and the Ar £us Jf Albany announced that the price Sunday edition would be 7 cents Increased costs of labor and materials were given as the reason in each case. Former Buick Head Joins Willys Force DETROIT, Jan. B.—Walter P. Chrysler, former president and general manager of the Buick Motor Company, and first vice president in charge of operations of the General Motors Corporation, has become associated with John N. Willys and all the Willys interests, according to announcement here today. Easy to Visualize Men Whom Profit From Ad Convention By STOUGHTON A. FLETCHER, k “That advertising can lie mode the Btrivlng power behind a business is Therefore, it is not hard fvtsnalizo the men in Indianapolis PPho will support, attend and benefit .from the international convention of advertising men, to be held here In June.” GIRL’S MOTHER MAY AGAIN BE PUT ON STAND Sensational Counter Assault on New’s Defense Hinted as Trial Nears End. WILL RECALL NURSE? EOS ANGELES, Jan. 6.—So far as his defense is concerned Harry S. New Jr. is through today with hi3 fight, save for the arguments of his attorneys at the close of his murder trial for the shooting of his fiancee, F"reda Lesser. The defense has rested its case and the prosecution, led by District Attorney Thomas Lee Woolwine, was expected to launch a severe attack for tbe death pen alty when the trial was resumed. RUMOR SENSATIONAL COUNTER ASSAULT. Intimations of a sensational counter asault on the bulwark of New’s defense i became evident when it was rumored I that Mrs. Alice Lesser, mother of the ; murdered girl, would be put back on [ the stand in rebuttal. Mrs. E. L. Sanders, a nurse, who was the state’s star wit i ness during the investigation of the case, also was expected to be recalled. New’s counsel regard their insanity I case as impregnable. Indications point to a conclusion of the trial Friday or Sat- I urday. THAW ALIENIST LAST WITNESS. The last witness for the defense was Dr. Edward A. Williams, a noted alienist who examined Harry K. Thaw in Mattea wan asylum. New York. Dr. Williams said New was Insane at the moment of the murder, having been in a condition of “Insane frenzy." He diagnosed the slayer as feeble minded and a paraphrenic, meaning that New had “emotional dullness,” “a puz zled stare,” and that his brain “was hit ting on four out of six cylinders.” He said the wo*rd “brainstorm," made famous in the Thaw case, was taboo. SPLIT NEAR IN LABOR RANKS Relations Strained Between Rail Brotherhoods and A. F. of L. Head. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—Relations be tween Samuel Gompers and the chiefs of the four big railroad brotherhoods are strained today to a breaking point. La \ bor circles are expecting an open rupture after the pending railroad legislation Is out of the way. It is no longer a secret that Warren S. Stone, chief of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers, remained away from Gompers’ conference of railroad union heads last week to avoid a break. In labor circles it is being predicted that proceedings for the affiliation of Stone’s organization and the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors with the American Federation of Labor, now held up by a jurisdictional dispute with the street rail way men’s union, may not be consum mated. Friends c-f Stone intimate his or ganization may decide It does not want affiliation. BANK IS LOOTED NEAR FT. WAYNE Five Men in Auto Get $50,000 and Escape After Binding Watchman. FT. WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 6.—Five men early today entered the town of Churu busco, east of here, robbed the Gandy State bank of possibly $50,000 or more after binding the watchman and putting him into another room. They gained an entrance to the vault by the use of the watchman’s keys and then used an acetylene torch and secured all the safety deposit boxes. They weie frightened away before get ting into a safe containing several thou sand dollars in currency. They escaped in an automobile. Railmen Beat Costs; They Buy Factories DETROIT, Jan. 6.—War on the high cost of living was officially declared by the brotherhood of maintenance of way and railway shop workers today with the announcement of the purchase of sev eral factories, the output of which will be sold at “greatly reduced prices” to brotherhood members. The purchase included an underwear factory at Ypsilanti, a glove factory at Williamston, and a tubing factory in New Y'ork, the announcement said. Police Turn to River in Search for Girl CHICAGO, Jan. 6.—Police today started a search of the banks of the Chicago river in an attempt to clear up the mysterious disappearance of Jeanne Ann DeKay, 20. She disappeared Saturday from the Hull house. Her wealthy Ameri can parents reside in Lucerne. It is faired she became despondent because her beauty was marred by an acid burn and by smallpox pits. Union Men Attempt to Kill Official BARCELONA, Spain, .Tan. 6.—Presi dent Ganpera, of the employers’ federa tion, was seriously wounded here to day whpn a group of union workmen at tempted to assassinate him. Three oth ers were struck by flying bullets. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914. at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. PROFITEERS TO FEEL U.S. HAND WITHIN 3 DAYS Raids to Start in Washington and Spread Through Larger Cities. SUGAR GOUGERS FIRST WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The de partment of justice within the next three days will launch a nation-wide campaign against profiteers who are responsible for the high cost of liv ing, it was announced today. Practically the entire personnel of the bureau of Investigation, which has been released by the general clean up of the reds, will be used to make arrests of dealers who are charging excessive prices. Dealers, both wholesale and retail, who are profiteering in the sale of sugar will be the first to be taken into custody. It is learned that there are dealers who have been using the authorized high price of Louisiana sugar to camouflage their deal ings in Cuban and beet sugar, which should sell for at least 6 cents a pound less. WASHINGTON USED AS STARTING POINT. The work of the department of justice will begin in Washington, where a corps of agents will begin work before the end of the week rounding up sugar profiteers. These investigators, following the com pletion of the local “raids,’’ will be sent to Philadelphia, New York and other large cities, where they will be used as a nucleus to build up permanent organi zations of Investigators, who will carry on the campaign against profiteers. Howard E. Flgg, special assistant to the attorney general in charge of the department’s campaign, said that the work would surely have immediate re sults. “Dealers who are to he arrested can not claim they were not warned,” said F!gg. “The newspapers have explained the situation fully. Wholesalers and re tailers both know what constitutes the fair margin of profit which the law al lows. We are now inaugurating an ac tive campaign of arrests and prosecu tions. and will see it through to a finish. COMPLYINERS ASKED TO CO-OPERATE. “If those people who complain most about the cost of living would give the department their assistance in reporting each case of profiteering, we would be able to break up the practice. We must have the co-oneration of the public.” Figg stated investigators familiar with the workings of the clothing and shoe businesses would be used in making ar rests of dealers profiteering in those lines. Through state and county fair price organizations, the campaign which will begin this week will extend into every nook and corner of the country. District attorneys have received special Instructions within the last few days to co-operate with the department of justice agents, who make arrests. All details of the plan to bring profit eers into court have been completed, and results are expected by the department Immediately. SUGAR FAMINE END IN Sit, HT. M Ith rh Cuban sugar crop, amounting to approximately 4.000,000 tons, now mov ing into this country there shortly will be an end of the sugar famine. It is the intention of the department of Jus tice to end profiteering also. Consumers who pay above 18 to 19 cents a pound should report such trans actions to their local fair price commis sions for action. Officials said they expected a decline in the price of sugar us soon as the depart ment’s campaign is well under way and that a corresponding decrease would fol low lu their lines of necessaries. MEDAL AWARD PROBEPLANNED Senate Comimttee Votes for Inquiry Into/Navy Deco rations Dispute. WASHINGTON, Jan. B.—lnvestigation of the award of honor medals t.o naval heroes by Secretary Daniels was ordered by the senate naval affairs committee today by a vote of 10 to 1. Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, cast the only negative vote. The committee on a resolution adopted by Sentor Lodge to appoint a committee of five to co-operate with the house naval affairs committee, if the house wished, to probe the methods of honor awards. The Lodge resolution was a substitute for one presented to the committee by Senator King, democrat, of Utah. Convict From Here FleesJPenitentiary Patrick Henry Adams, who achieved considerable notoriety in Indianapolis by various activities before he was sen tenced to the Michigan Citv prison on a forgery charge, today is being sought by prison authorities, according to dis patches frdm Michigan City. He con cealed himself on a train leaving the binder twine factory of the prison and escaped, the dispatches say. While in Indianapolis Adams was em ployed for a time as an orderly at the City hospital. He tried to organize a stenographers’ union, incorporated an In dianapolis Democratic association, which got little support, and then pleaded guilty to forging -i ?300 check. He was sen tenced on Oct. 21 to serve fr'm two to fourteen years in prison. Fuel Shortage Closes Great German Plant BERLIN, Jan. B.—The great Siemens manufacturing establishment, employing 30,000 people, was forced to close today because of the fuel shortage. Many other industrial plants were threatened. Ig&THE WEATHER,! 1 Local Forecast—Snow or rain tonight and Wednesday; somewhat warmer, with temperature near freezing. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m.. 22 7 a. m 24 8 a. m 24 9 a. m. .t 24 10 a. m 27 11 a. m 28 12 (noon) 31 SiAc sets today, 4:55; rises tomorrow ago today, highest tcmpora lowest, 12. INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1920. FAVORITE I ■ * JH I•• • • * •• • • y ~ >:!!!! ~ ftp’ ■ • • • • • . V*>>Y • sir - I r ixßf > • ••••••••••••••a* V v A ' - - LAURA WIMDELER | . 7/ (t. *■ BOSTON. Jan. Miss Laura Wlnde ler, daughter of Mr. auu Mrs. Herbert Windeler of Boston, stands ace high in London, due to her wartime hospital work in England. Her brother held a commission in tbe Grenadier guards,' and was killed at Cainbrai. Beau Brummel Bandit Sought By Detectives Fashionably Dressed Robber Holds .Up Drug Store — Polite to His Victims. A “gentleman holdup man" is the ob jeet of the police search today. Detectives have spread the police net over the city in an effort to capture a fashionably dressed young bandit who held up and robbed the Ilook Drug Com pany store, Twenty-second street auii College avenue, at 10:30 o'clock night. Charles Beckwith. 16, 2158 North Dela ware street, and Bert Lock hard, 23, liv ing at the Y M. C. A, clerks, were the only persons in the store A lashicmably dressed man, apparently under 20 years of age, # entered the store. He drew a flstol from his pocket and commanded: “Hold up your hands, gentlemen.” Both clerks laughed. The mau was so polite and so well dressed they thought he was joking. "I mean it,” said the robber, abandon ing his pleasant manner. "Hold them up; there is no joke about this." Up went the hands of the clerks and the robber smiled as he walked to the cash register. He took SBS. He over looked part of the cash as he kept his eyes on the two clerks. Then he said: "Good night, gentlemen. I would sug gest that you do not follow me, as I have two friends waiting for me just out side of the store.’’ Then he disappeared through the front door." The clerks notified the police and Sergt. Murphy and a squad of police went to the scene. But the “gentleman holdup man” had escaped. MINERS STICK BY AGREEMENT Fuss Kicked Up by Radicals Not Sufficient to Alarm Ohio Session. COLUMBUS. 0.. Jan. 6.—Conservatives among the 2.000 miner delegates in ses sion here at the United Mine Workers of I America convention, were confident today i that the strike settlement action of ln | ternational officers would be Indorsed. The radicals “kicked up” a fuss late j Monday afternoon, but it was not suf ; flcient to cause alarm. Many of the delegates are ready to stand back of the agreement made with the government by Acting President John L. Lewis and William Green, secretary- I treasurer, but they want some definite j information to carry back to their ' locals. I Some delegates voiced the belief that | the miner officials should have gope to jail rather than submit to the demands of the government. Putting Lewis and Green in jail would not have gotten results, declared J. C. Lewis, president of the lowa district. He rapped Fuel Director Garfield as “an autocrat and a tyrant.” Lewis urged the unanimous adoption of the officials' report. A number of the delegates urged the convention hold the report of the inter national officers until President Wilson’s commission has reported. They want the miners’ convention to convene again to consider the awards of the commission. All of today and tomorrow are ex pected to be taken up by the committee in discussing the motion made by Dele gate Philip Murray of tne Pittsburg district to indorse the action, of miners’ officials In settling the strike. Man and Wife Die in Each Other’s Arms NEW YORK, Jan. B.—A man and wife, believed to be Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sanderson, went to death clasped In each other’s arms when fire swept the apart ment house at 607 First avenne early to day. They had Just moved Into the build ing and the bodies were found on the floor where they had been overcome by smoke. There were several narrow escapes and scores were driven out into ~the zero weather. Raided, Raid Back ROSEBUKG, Ore., Jan. 6.—Local boot leggers. have been augmenting their supply of marketable goods by making systematic raids at nigh* on captured whisky in the county jail here. LAW SAYS YOU CAN PAY TAXES, BUT YOU CAN’T And Maybe You’ll Pay Penalty as a Delinquent, Though Not Your Fault. OFFICIALS GRAB FEES Taxpayers of Marion county can not pay their taxes. Ralph Lemcke, who became county treasurer Jan. 1, finds himself in the unique position of having full authority to pay out county funds, but utter in ability to accept payment of taxes, other than those which have heretofore be come delinquent. And that word “delinquent” is right now the most important adjective that applies to the taxpayers of the county, for they have no assurance that their taxes will not go delinquent, through no fault of their own, and no assurances that they will not be compelled to pay penalties for delinquencies regardless of their willingness, right now, to pay their taxes. A resident of Indianapolis who has considerable personal property and a disposition to get away from the rigors of Indiana climate in the winter, at tempted to pay his taxes before leaving for Florida, where he expected to re main until next June. He called at the treasurer's office and offered to pay. The employes of the treasurers office ex pressed their regret. They did not know how much money to take from him. They regreted (hat they were under injunc tion not to accept his taxes. MUST WAIT l NTIL THE COURT ACTS. “When can I pay ’em?” asked the taxpayer. “The Lord knows," responded the clerk, “you can not pay ’em until the court de cides how much we can collect and you may not be able to pay 'em for weeks after that, for in event the court decides against the state tax board, we are going to have to wait until the auditor changes the duplicates ngatn.” “But all that may not be done until the time for taxpaying expires,” objected the taxpayer, “and then I suppose you'll be trying to collect the delinquent penal ties, too.” "I don’t know what'll he done about delinquents. Nobody knows when the courts are going to get through with the mess.” responded the tax clerk. And a very decided air of "I should worry” settled clown over the spacious office of the county treasurer. VN I> THOSE MANY FEES! Ralph Lem eke shonld worry about de linquents. Throughout the years that have passed, when Ed Sourbier was treasurer and long before that the collec tion of delinquent taxes has been a de lightful source of additional revenue for the county treasurer. There are fees and other fees connected with It and the sum total of the penalties that have been collected from delinquents In the past were generally measured by the amount of money the delinquent was willing to hand over without a fuss. There was a fee for a notice, a fee for a levy, a fee for another notice and in eases where it was possible to collect It a fee for the wagon driver who drove up to the habitat of the delinquent and spit tobacco Juice ov*r the left front wheel, while his associate bulldozers ragged the women of the household Into paying the delinquency plus the fios they thought the delinquent would pay. Jesse Eschhuch, chief of the state board of accounts, once investigated the law and set forth a schedule of fees that followed delinquencies. It was a good sell, dale and appeared to be arranged in accordance with the statutes made and provided, but it lacked one thing. It did not carry with it n death penalty for extortion of any other fees and nothing short, of such a penalty would suffice to break up the custom of the delinquent tax collectors of collecting nil that the traffic will bear. WHAT TAX BOARD ORDER HAS DONE. Under the state law, now and hereto fore, taxes are payable after Jan. 1. But you ran not pay them in Marion county. The reason for this is that the state board issued an order lhoreasing the as sessments fixed by the assessors as the "true cash value,” 30 per cent on im provements, 20 per cent on real estate and 50 per cent on personal property. Certain tax payers who had not yet been Inoculated with the peculiar kind of virus that makes people believe any thing the “Goodrleh-Hays” political ma chine does i s absolutely all right, decided that these horizontal Increases were not proper. They asserted that when their holdings bad been assessed at their true cash value it was not legal to boost that true cash value 20, 30 or 50 per cent, and they went Into court, where they es tablished their assertions. There Issued an Injunction against the treasurer of the county forbidding him to collect the excessive taxes. And the treasurer does not know what taxes he should collect, so he has agreed to collect none at all, pending the determi nation of the appealed case, which is now decorating the calendar of the appellate court of Indiana and may, in the dim and distant future, be decided in favor of the taxpayers or the Goodrich ap pointed tax board. DELINQUENCIES GALORE LOOM AS POSSIBILITY. If this decision is forthcoming before the first Monday in May the taxpayers of Marlon county may be able to pay their taxes before delinquent penalties are as sessed against them. If it is not forth coming in time to allow for the proper (Continued on Page Eleven.) The Inquisitive Reporter Every Day He Asks Five ' Persons, Picked at Ran * dom , a Question. TODAY’S QUESTION. News Item —Indianapolis youth sen tenced to penal farm for contributing to delinquency of young girl,‘admits having kissed 300 girls. What does this indi cate? W HERE ASKED. At the Union station. THE ANSWER. 1 Mrs. Barbara Hale, Business Wom an, Cleveland—There isn’t strict enough watch kept on young girls of today by the folks at home. 2. F. V. Marmon, Farmer, Miami County— lt indicates, the young man got what was coming to him. 3. D. S. Singer, Commission Broker, Louisville—That 300 seta of parents also have been delinquent. 4. Dr. S. fe’.‘ Paxton, Physician, Paris, 111.—Girls are losing the modesty they used to have. Some men have always like that. v 5. K. O. Neville, Salesman, Clay pool Hotel—lt indicates that something ought to be done to curb modern tendencies of (he sort. Subscription Rates: J ®, y c * rrler :. W i ek ’„ l ?, dl * na E olll L 10 . V ( Elsewhere, 12c. By Mail, 50c Per Month. CAPT. DETZER ACCUSES INDIANAPOLIS OFFICER AS BACK OF “FRAMEUP” Solution of Treaty Fight In Sight; Bryan Gets Credit WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—A solution of the treaty controversy is definitely in sight, mild reservation senators said today. They de clared that by Friday of this week negotiations will have reached a point of definiteness never heretofore attained. They have promised Senator Underwood that if he will withhold a call for action on his resolution for a treaty conciliation committee for a few days longer they are ready to guarantee that the conciliation com mittee will not be needed. William J. Bryan, mild reservationists said, is likely to carry off credit for the solution. His influence, brought to bear upon certain democratic senators, is responsible for a change of front in the demo cratic ranks, it was declared. Reservationists are carefully guarding details of what they are con fident will prove to be the acceptable compromise. It centers around a new reservation on Art. 10. Girl Slayer’s Age to Decide Life Sentence St. Louis Prisoner Charged With Murder of Step-Father Three Years Ago. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. o.—Saved from the possibility of a life sentence because the state's attorney could not determine whether her age fs 15 or 16, Miss Ursula Broderick went on trial in juvenile court here today on a charge of first degree murder. The case was ordered trans ferred from tbe crimiual court, where the penalty is life Imprisonment, to the juvenile court, where the penalty can only be confinement in a girls' reforma tory school until she is 18. The girl is accused of shooting and killing her stepfather, Joseph Wood lock, 45, a plumbing contractor, in 1916. Her defense wolll be that she shot him to save herself after he had entered her bedroom, picked her up bodily and car ried her to his own room, where he at tempted to attaek her. A coroner's jury exonerated the girl in 1916 when she stated that she shot and killed Woodlock in defense of her mother. At that time her age was given as 10 years. REVEALS NEW MURDER CLEW Witness Tells of Seeing Mt. Clemens Youth Night He Was Slain. MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Jan. 6.—ln view of new evidence, lsuance of warrants charging complicity in the slaying of J. Stanley Brown, eccentric Mt- Clemens clubman, was doubtful today, according to Attorney General Groesbeck, whose secret Inquiry, which was in session un til last midnight, will be resumed again today. Several witnesses of yesterday are un derstood to have testified they saw Brown and “one or two” other persons in Brown's car in front of the Edison ho tel as late as 10 o'clock the night Brown was killed. Another hit of evidence being given considerable credence as a means to ward the end was the testimony of Ted Wilde, taxi driver, who is understood to have told authorities that Lloyd Pre vost, now held as a material witness, at one time owned a gun. Prevost previously denied ho ever possessed any firearms. Although Wilde did not testify as to the caliber of the revolver Pevost Is alleged to have owned, it is understood he did tell investigators that a relative of Prevost's took Lloyd’s gun from him shortly before the shooting of Brown. MOB THREATENS EBERT IN BERLIN Noose and Demands That He Quit Address Fail to Deter German President. BERLIN, Jan. B.—Crowds started a hostile demonstration > outside the hall where President Ebert was speaking at Stuttgart today, demanding be leave the platform and come outside. A crowd of men significantly carried a coil of rope abound with them while they made theii* demand. * Ebert concluded his address, however, without trouble. Col. House Says He’s Going Home for Rest • NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—C01. K. M. House, virtually recovering from the illness from which he was suffering when he returned from the peace conference, will leave for his home in Austin, Tex., the latter part of this week. . . “I am going to see my friends and attend to personal matters long neglect ed,” he said. .“I have no intention of discussing politics or taking any part in nny political situation. What I want more than anything else is a period ot quiet, and I am going home to seel: It.” Raiders Arrest 24 on Gaming Charge George Abrams, colored, proprietor of a cleaning and pressing establishment at 508 Indiana avenue, will answer a charge of keeping a gambling house In city court. Twenty-three other negroes taken In the raid made by Sergts. Thomas and Russell and members of the,morals squad will answer charges of gaming. Sinkers Sink Sinker DENVER, Jan. B.— A. Sinker got be yond his depth at his boarding house, landing in Jail for beating the H. C. of L. by “beating his bill” for many encores of "sinkers and—” FIRE DAMAGES MUSIC CONCERN Flames Attack Carlin Com pany’s Storage Room With SIO,OOO Estimated Loss. Damape estimated at SIO,OOO was caused by a fire that started in the storage room of the Carlin Musi/c Company, 33 North Pennsylvania street, early today. The flames broke through the windows on the second floor of the two-story brick building and only effective work of tbe firemen prevented destruction of the building. The. loss is entirely covered by insur ance. An official of the company said most of the loss was in musical instru ments and phonographs stored on the second floor near the repair room. De fective wiring is said to have caused the A fire in June, 1917, caused heavy damage in the same part of the build ing. The fire today had gained great head way before betng discovered and great clouds of dense smoke hindered the fire men in their work. The floor just out side of the workshop was a mass of flames. Many phonographs of various makes still uncrated were piled to the top of the big storage room and the crating and the machines furnished ready fuel for the flames. The rafters of heavy tim bers also caught fire, making the place a veritable furnace. Firemen hurled burning phonographs, crates and boxes into a courtyard north of the building, where chemical streams soon smothered the flames. Members of the salvage corps protected many pianos on the first floor from heavy damage from water. The music company's business will not be interfered with in the least, as the fire and water did not reach the sales room. Frank J. Carlin and William Car lin are the members of the Carlin music firm, while the building is owned by C. F. Sayles & Company. Since the year 1920 was rung in there have been 157 fires in Indianapolis. This total included the Carlin fire. A fire occurred at the smokehouse at the Kingan & Cos. plant at 3 o’clock this morning, but only slight damage was done. INDIANA REDS UP FOR HEARING Preliminary Examinations of Men Taken in State Begun by DeMiller. Hearings preliminary to the deporta tion of the reds seized by the department of Justice agents in Indiana working un der Charles P. Tighe, special agent, be gan before W. C. DeMlllev, immigration inspector for Indiana today. The ar raignments will continue for several days, since a total of thirty-seven have been seized by Mr. Tlghe's men. Approximately fifty reds have been ar rested altogether in Indiana, but those taken in the Calumet region are being handled by Chicago federal authorities and so are not counted in Mr. Tighe’s total. The men to be questioned before In spector DeMiller are all said to be mem bers of the communist labor or other radical parties. Membership in such bodies is held by the government to be, sufficient evidence to warrant the deporta vtion of an alien. * -j „ Practically all of the seized men are aliens. Vonnegut New Head of Business Bureau Franklin Vonnegut of the Vonnegut Hardware Company is the new president of the Better Business Bureau. He was elected at the annual luncheon and busi ness meeting of the organization along with other officers yesterday. Elmer Stout of the Fletcher-American National Bank was elected vice presi dent and George E. Smith of the Guardian Life Insurance Company, treasurer. C. F. Olwin was re-elected j secretary. The following board of di rectors was elected: Mr. Stout, Mr. Vonnegut, Mr. Smith, Robert O. Bonner of L., S. Ayres & Cos., Arthur R. Baxter of the Keyless Lock Company, E. W. Stclnhart of the E. W. Steinhart Com pany, George C. Forrey of Breed, Elliott & Harrison; Henry C. Atkins of E. C. Atkins & Cos., and Ernest Cohn of the Hcmer McKee Company. Kenneth Bar nard, manager of the Toledo (O.) Better Business Bureau, : delivered an address on the work of the Toledo bureau. Mr. j Cohn, vice president of the bureau, in the absence of A. L. Buck, president, 1 reviewed accomplishments of the bureau in the last year. All Aboard! CHICAGO, Jan. B.—lt’s pie to drive a pte oart. Under anew agreement made by the bakers' union, pie cart drivers will make as high as S9O a week. ITALY TO LAUNCH LOAN. ) PARIS, Jan. 6. —Italy will soon launch | anew 5 per cent loan, which will be issued at 87% and is expected to reach j 16,000,000,000 lire. Home edition ★ TWO CENTS. DEFENDANT IN CRUELTY TRIAL NAMES J. WEIR ‘Heard’ Several Times LeMans Judge Advocate Planned to ‘Get’ Him, He Says. COURT-MARTIAL HALTED NEW YORK, Jan. 6—Capt. Karl Detzer today named Capt. John Weir of Indianapolis as the man back of the alleged “frameup” to convict him of inhuman treatment of military prisoners while he was head of the department of criminal investigation in the American army camp at Le- Mans, France. Detzer’s statement came after many intimatiohs by the witness that charges against him were a “frame up.” An immediate recess was or dered while officers in charge con ferred. Weir, who Detzer said Is ..the son of former Judge Clarence Weir of Indian apolis and himself an attorney, is as sistant judge advocate at the trlaL JUDGE ADVOCATE HALTS INTIMATIONS. Maj. W. H. Kelly, trial judge advo cate, told Detzer it was. time for him to substantiate his intimations of frame up and ordered the accused to tell any thing he wanted to. Detzer said bis troubles began at the time the congressional committee was in France investigating conditions in the American expeditionary force. That was iu March, 1919. Agents of the committee questioner many prisoners about treatment in the prison camps, Detzer said, and as a re sult the men got the idea they were “martyrs.” He said fsom that time on it was impossible to do anything with prisoners. JAILS HOTBEDS OF ANARCHY. “The guardhouses and Jails of the American expeditionary forces became hotbeds of anarchy," Detzer asserted. The captain said he heard several timet i that Weir, who was then ludge advo ' cate at LeMnns, was planning to “get” him. He said Weir’s agents questioned I prisoners In Detzer’s camp and took their ; statements as fact without giving him a chance to tesify. | . Detzer formerly was sporting editor of a Ft. Wayne newspaper. FATHER BELIEVES SON INNOCENT “Os course, I don’t believe there is a word of truth In the charges made against my son," said former Judge i Clarence Weir of Weir, Ritter & Rich | ards, 429 Merchants Bank building, when i informed of the charges made by Capt. Detzer. Mr. Weir added that he had not heard from his son, and that his son, like many soldiers who served long in France, was | reticent about discussing military affairs. Capt. John Weir practised law in Indi ! anapolis, after his graduation from law school at Deland, Fla. He entered the first officers’ training camp at Ft. Ben jamin Harrison, the camp at which Capt. Detzer also received his com mission. Capt. Weir was given the rank of cap tain at the conclusion of the training camp. He went to France in Septem ber, 1918, and remained until October, 1919, being stationed most of the time ,at LeMans. He Is 28 years of age. COURT REFUSES JENKINS’ PLEA Declines to Nullify Bond and Return Consular Agent to Penitentiary. MEXICO CITY, Jan. B.—The criminal court at Puebla today denied the peti j tlon of William O. Jenkins that his bond ■ be nullified and that be be returned to '■ the penitentiary. , In handing down his decision the Judge explained that, according to Mexican law, an order granting liberty on baU can not be revoked. William O. Jenkins, American consular agent at Puebla, htfs been at liberty on bail following his 'arrest on charges of collusion with bandits who kidnaped him ami held him for ransom. Jenkins sa*3 when his release was effected that it was without hlB knowledge and against his wishes. He immediately started ac tion to be remanded to the penitentiary, declaring his release on bail would so slow up action on the case *he charges against him might never be dismissed. Brightwood Plans Hero Memorial ————— The Brightwood Civic assertion will discuss proposed plans for a Lnghtwood war memorial at a meeting to be held in the Brightwood railroad Y. M. C. A. to morrow night. Proposals have been made for the erectfdn of a fountain, a com munity house *or the establishment of a park. Other business will be before thor meeting and all Brightwood citizens are .urged to attend. GRAVE DIGGERS WANT RAISE. MADRID, Jan. 6.—Employes of uato tnking establishments and grave diggers threaten to strike for higher wages. Police Chief Issues Lock-Up Warning “Lock your doors and windows be fore you leave your house or flat,” is the warning issued today by Chief of Police Kinney. There are burglars who will not break Into a house, but search out places where windows or doors are unlocked and then enter, he added. James Mowrer, 1124 Broadway, re ported today that during his absence a burglar gained entrance to his house through an unlocked side win dow and stole articles of considerable value.