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Led PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 211. NEVER SOUGHT \ TO AID SOVIETS, SAYS HAPGOOD George Harvey’s Charges ‘Sheer Lies,’ Declares For mer Envoy to Denmark. VISITING BROTHER HERE (•denouncing allegations that he was friendly with the soviet govern ment of Russia and that he sought financial aid for it in New York as “sheer lies.” Norman Hapgood, for mer minister to Denmark, today made a statement to a Times re porter in reply to a second attack on him by Harvey’s Weekly. Mr Hapgood is visiting at the home of his brother, William P. Hapgood. 1321 North Meridian street. Mr. Hapgood not reappointed ’when his interim appoint ment as minister to Denmark expired. This fact caused considerable comment. He explained that he did not seek reap pointment because he believed that any additional controversy at Washington should be avoided for the public wel fare. ' ' In bis first article George Harvey, writing in Harvey’s Weekly, said that Mr. Hapgood was a “plenipotentiary of Lenine and Trotsky,’’ that he had made the American legation at Copenhagen a “trading post for the soviet government, that he made repeated overtures to Wall street to finance the bolshevikl, and that it was on these grounds that the senate commitee failed to ratify his nom ination. NEVER DEALT WITH SOVIETS. Tfb the charges that he was a “plen ipotentiary of Lenine and Trotzky,” and that he conducted a trading post for the soviet government, Mr. Hapgood simply makes flat denials. He says he never had any dealings with any repre sentatives of the soviet government. Mr. Hapgood said he has been opposed to communism all his life. Mr. Hapgood said he had some dealings *shfth Alexander Berkenhelm, an anfi-bol- Bhevik Russian, representing the Russian co-operative association. He said that Mr. Berkenhelm opposed the blockade nnd wished to establish credit with private firms in this country. “His belief was that the best way to overcome bolshevism was to restore trade,” Mr. Hapgood said. “Agreeing In this view, I gave Mr. Berkenhelm cor dial letters to officials of our govern ment” Mr. Hapgood also told of dining at 9 New York club with representatives jf the Guaranty Trust Company and of discussing with them his views of the Russian trade situation. In his second article Mr. Harvey refers to this and to the fact that Mr. Hapgood had traveled to Paris with William H. Hamilton of the Guaranty Trust com pany. He also publishes the letter given Mr. Berkenhelm. SECOND ATTACK RENk/TH NOTICE. Mr. Hapgcod’s statement in reply to this last article follows: (t‘, George Harvey’s second attack is ffdly worth answering. The statement iat I sought the meeting with the aarantj Trust company is a sheer lie. Se invitation to dine with them was lephoned me several times before I r.c pted It. “The point about France is particularly tmusing. Everybody knows that pass port lists follow certain formal rules. The formality that put me'on the French li>U “as that I traveled to Paris in 1916 vri h William H. Hamilton now of the Guaranty Trust company and that Hamilton afterward went to Germany. Nobody who understands passports in wartime will be surprised at the fact that every French vise from that time on was accompanied by the questions whether I had traveled with Hamilton and whether it was true that he had sub sequently gone to Germany. “Concerning the letter published by Harvey, it is the same one of which the substance had already been made public by me.” Mr. Hapgood said that his views on bolshevism had nothing to do with the action of the senate committee, but that hostility developed before the dinner with representatives of the trust com pany. “I believe that bolshevism is strength ened by the blockade not only In Russia, but elsewhere In proportion as Europe suffers from the inability to get raw materials and food from Russia and to send her manufactured articles in re turn,” Mr. Hapgood said. “There will be no recovery In central Europe until Russia Is opened. More people are com ing to realize that the best way to kill bolshevism is to stimulate trade of every kind.” AGAINST U. S. FOOTING BILLS Europe Able to Stand Alone, Hoover Declares. WASHINGTON, .Tan. 12— Except for a comparatively small area, Europe should feed herself this year, Herbert Hoover told the house ways and means com mittee today. Hoover expressed himself as emphatically against the United States footing the bills for political con ditions In Central Europe caused by the peace terms. any countries over there want to maintain such conditions they shonld pay for them, not the United States,” he said. Teachers on Strike; Town Schools Close LEBANON, 111., Jan. 12.—What threat •ns to become a widespread strike of Bchool teachers began today when thj 9ntlre teaching force of the Lebanon schools, from superintendent down, walked out. Every school building in the town is locked up and the 400 pupils are enjoying an enforced holiday. Teachers In practically every town In St. Clair county are threatening to join the strike, with the exception of those of MarrUsa, who threatened a strike two weeks ago and were granted an increase. Nebraskans Prepare Boom for Pershing -i NEW YORK. Jan. 12.—George, Mark and Frank Woods, brothers and business men of Lincoln, Neb., are here to open I ■Mrfapaign headquarters for the “Pershing Tor president” boom. Although the brothers admitted Persh ing Is not now a eapdidate for the nomi nation, they expressed confidence be would accept if public sentiment di rected. Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Marie Warren Sent to Prison on Guilty Plea Local Woman Sentenced in New York Court for Slay ing Friend. MINEOLA,• L. 1., Jan. 12.—Mrs. Marie Warren of Indianapolis was sentenced to not less than twenty years or more than life in the Auburn state prison by Justice Steven Callaghan here today after she had pleaded guilty to the mur der of Mrs. Clara Branch at Valley Strain, L. 1., on Nov. 29 last. Mrs. Warren pleaded guilty to a charge of murder in the second degree. She admitted slaying Mrs. Branch with a hatchet. She told the court she had taken $135 from the murdered woman. The woman was very pale when ar raigned in court and answered faintly in the affirmative when the judge asked her if she realized what she was doing in pleading guilty to a murder charge. She gave her age as 31 and said she is a widow and formerly was Mrs. Marie Strauss. Her occupation, Mrs. Warren said, was that of an investigator. Orders Repatriation of 4,000 Germans PARIS, Jan. 12.—Premier Clemenceau has ordered immediate repatriation of the 4,000 German prisoners still held in France. Violent Storms Rage in Northern France PARIS, Jsn. 12.—Violent storms are raging in northern France and tele graphic communication was seriously crippled today. Texans Get Jag on Spirits of Niter DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 12.—A tin dipper, a wash basin and a spoon may be con vincing evidence of “moonshining,” po lice said after confiscating a set. Sweet spirits of niter is a jag producer, they said, when properly mixed. Lenine Demands New Ukraine Rule LONDON, Jan. 12.—Nicholai Lenine, the bolshevik premier of Russia, has sent a manifesto to Kiev, demanding that the Ukranians form anew soviet government, either independent in itself or subsidiary to Moscow, said an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Vienna today. Dodge Brothers 111; Stricken Same Time NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—Horage Dodge, millionaire anutomoblie manufacturer, ill with pneumonia at the Ritz Carlton ho tel, was reported out of danger today. His brother, John Dodge, suf. ring from grippe at the same hotel, was said to be In a serious condition, but confidence was expressed In his recovery. The brothers came here from Detroit a week ago to attend the automobilo show. Both were taken ill Wednesday. Democrats Will Run Smith for Congress LAPORTE, Ind., Jan. 12. —Announce- ment was made hel'e today that Paul N. Smith of Laporte will visit the sev eral counties of the Thirteenth district this week, preparatory to formal an nouncement of his candidacy for the democratic nomination for congress. Practical assurance that he will be un opposed for representative In the pri maries has come from party leaders, it was stated. Chicago Threatened With Water Famine CHICAGO, Jan. 12.—Chicago faced a serious situation today when huge masses of ice in Lake Michigan backed into three intake cribs and cut off the water supply of the north and northwest sides of the city. Institutions and homes were able to draw enough water for drinking but there was none for other purposes. Boats were sent out with great quantities of dynamite to try to destroy the ice packs. Hotel Woman May Appeal Heavy Fine Released under a bond of $1,500, E'llza bet Maybew, manager of tbe Federal ho tel, at 206% North Meridian street, was at liberty today until she appears Wednesday in criminal court to be sen tenced on a verdict of jury. She was fined S3OO and given six months at the women's prison on a charge of contribut ing to the delinquency of a 16-year-old girl. Ira M. Holmes, the woman’s attor ney, provided the bond. He Informed the court that the defendant would probably seek an appeal. Labor Heads Decry Gompers Ouster Talk WASHINGTON, Jan. 12—Labor lead ers here today were somewhat perturbed at published reports that there is a movement under way to oust Samuel Gompers as president of the American Federation of Labor. They declared the reports were simply propaganda by his enemies in the federation. . Admitting that there are differences of opinion between Gompers and Warren S. Stone of the railroad brotherhoods, leaders said that there was more chance of a secession from the federation than of ousting Gompers. Good! New Jersey Booze Dealers Lose Attempt to Block Dry Law WASHINGTON, Jan, 12.—Hope of delaying the inaugural of con stitutional prohibition vanished today when the supreme court denied the application of the New Jersey Retail Liquor Dealers’ association to in stitute proceedings in the high tribunal that would test the validity of the eighteenth amendment and the Volstead law enforcing it. sThe court refused to issue an injunc tion restraining the enforcement of the law and sustained the contentions of the government and the state of New Jersey that it had no jurisdiction to hear the original presentation of the case. This means that a suit of this character must be instituted in lower courts then Entered aB Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Postoltice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. INDIANA U. HEAD DECRIES LACK OF SCHOOL MONEY Dr. Bryan Says State’s Failure in Financing Education Is Shameful. MAKES ARDENT PLEA Special to The Times. BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 12.—Decry ing the fact that Indiana ranks forty third In the forty-eight states in the amount of money appropriated for higher education for each SI,OOO of wealth, Dr William Lowe Bryan, president of Indi ana university, today declares “this is wrong; It is worse than wrong, it is shameful!" Citing statistics, Dr. Bryan shows that the cost of operating the colleges h?.% increased more than 100 per cent ana enrollment at Indiana university has in creased 50 per cent, the university head aids: “At the very time when the young people of the country are, as never be fore, seeking an education, it is less than ever possible to provide adequate means of education for them. The worst of the situation is that teachers in all grades and schools are being compelled to leave the profession in order to make a living. In like manner the brilliant younger men of the university' faculties are being forced to leave the university career and go Into business The fight for national business and for world busi ness must be won first in the universi ties, and it can not be won at all If the universities are allowed to degene rate. WHY SHOULD STATE I.OSE GOOD EDUCATORS? “Why should Purdne lose a dean to Illinois? Why should Indiana lose a professor to Missouri? “They are taking our men. Every year they take our men. I say that there are no men too good for Indiana. I say that no price which Illinois university will pay for an Indiana man is too much for an Indiana college to pay him. I say that Indiana must march in edu cation where it marched on the field of battle—at the head of the trout line. “It is a year since the great war closed —a year filled with uncertainties. But one thing is certain; our children must ■be educated. We must save our schools. No country is greater than lts schools. In referring to the fact that Indiana university is preparing to celebrate its one hundredth anniversary the coming spring. Dr. Bryan showed that in the 100 years of its history the school has had gifts and bequests amounting to $1,000,000. Showing the growth of the school, It is pointed out that Jn 1800 there was an enrollment of 321, with an income for that year of $96,963.11. In 1919 the enrollment was 3,000 with the income $999,077.86. Ten schools, twelve departments and fourteen buildings have been added to the university In that time. MAKES APPEAL FOB SUPPORT OF ALL SCHOOLS. Dr. Bryan's statement makes a vigor ous appeal for the support of all col leges, especially Indiana colleges. “They have rendered a priceless service,” de clares Dr. Bryan, “and I will gladly Join a movement for a vigorous appeal In their behalf. Indiana university’s foundation day comes on Jan. 20 and the actual cen tennial will be celebrated at the uni versity Jan. 19 and 20. Dr. Jacob Gould Schumann, president of Cornell univer sity; Gov. James P. Goodrich and college heads of Indiana will speak at the uni versity exercises and later In the tyeek Indiana alumni associations in every county of Indiana will hold meetings to celebrate the centennial. In June the colleges will stage an elaborate pageant and celebration during which a reunion of the alumni will be held at Bloom ington. NEW DEFENSE ARGUES CASE Jury to Begin Deliberations Wednesday or Thursday. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12.—Defense at torneys presented their arguments today in the trial of Harry S. New, charged with the murder of his fiancee, Freda Lesser. Coqrt attaches expressed the opinion thafc the case would be given to the Jury late Wednesday or Thursday. The condition of the juror whose ill ness caused a recess over Saturday has improved. The court’s instructions to the jury will be long, attorneys for both sides believe. They said that there were many points on which they wished the jurors fully Informed as to the law, es pecially that applying in cases in which insanity was the defense. STRANGE MALADY MENACES TOWN 500 Out of 2,000 in Skiatook, Okla., Seriously 111. TULSA, Jan. 12. —Five hundred per sons, one fourth of the population of Skiatook, sixteen miles from here, are reported by physicians to be seriously ill with a strange malady which baffles the state health department. Several deaths have occurred. A physician expressed the opinion that the disease was a mild form of cholera. The sickness begins with an attack of dysentery, the patient losing weight rap idly, according to the report. * Wood Outlines His Cure for Radicalism NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—Maj. Gen. Leon ard Wood in an address at the Passaic (N. J.) Y. M. C. A. yesterday advocated deportation of alien reds and trial of the 'citizen radical element. appealed to the supreme court. The liquor interests hoped to prevent this delay by Instituting the proceedings in the supreme court. The application was made in the name of William Duhne, a liquor dealer of West New York. N. J. INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1920. \7?Aymed7ie\//ev/s\ \of/Recent Afeiwrl 1 V'-nres 6y DAWD SOfOCW j There’s a Russian bird named Martens, Who got news that quite disheartens; They have told this bolshevik busy bee To await his walking papers, For his propaganda capers, Are unpopular in Washington, D. C. Foreign literary blighters. Poets, dramatists and writers Have been visiting these shores and reaping fame. They are full of high discussion, And the ladles are a-gushln'— But we’ll bet they’re reading love tales Just the same. | i/iiiiiiiiiHiiHriiiiiimwmtfßiiii mHiumiwimimiwTa J—M Eva Balfour, British cutle, Has come here to show her beauty In some Yankee-manufactured photo plays. After pleasing dukes and viscounts And such other titled discounts, She has come to play to Pennsylvania Jays. TICKETS *2O. Ruth, the Red Sox home-run sonny. Has been sold for lots of money To the Yankees—and the figure sure was tall. Now they’ll pull the hocus poc.ns Os their rising costs and soak us Twenty dollars to attend a game f ball. leather sandals and no stockings Are tbe latest fashion shocklngs That the ladies are receiving out of Paris. Come on, ladies, don’t be churlish! Be provocative and girlish; Take your stockings off—and see if It will scare usl RADICAL PROBE TO HIT HIGHUPS Unnamed Senator Hints Aid to Soviet From Financiers. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Tbe senate’s Investigation of Russian propaganda was broadeened today when Senator Moses, chairman of the probing committee, an nounced a large number of subpoenas would be immmediately issued. 1 It was learned the committee bad struck “the trails that lead Into queer places.” In the words of some members. Some financiers may be Involved, accord ing to a senator who refused to let his name be used In connection with this prediction. The hearing of L. C. A. K. Martens, "ambassador” from the Russian soviet government to the United States, will not be held until Wednesday or later. Coun sel 1 for Martins asked for a postponement of the hearing until consultation on the matter be held. GERMANS BEWAIL LOSS OF CITIZENS ‘Don’t Forget Fatherland Word to Annexed People. BERLIN, Jan. 12.—The government has issued the following proclamation to tho German inhabitants of the territories which ytfre being separated from Ger many : “The unhappy Issue of the war has left us defenseless to the arbitrary will of an opponent who is Imposing upon us In the name of peace the heaviest of sacrifices, the first of which Is the re nunciation of German territories in the east, west and nuorth, without regard to the principleh of self-determination, by which hundreds of thousands of our German countrymen are being placed un der foreign domination. “German brothers and sisters: Not only in the hour of farewell but forever, mourning for our loss will fill our hearts. YVe vow that we will never for get you. You on your part will not for get your common German fatherland.” Wine Car Stalled; Town Takes Spree ELLBURN, 111., Jan. 12.—This town awoke this blue Monday morning” with a headache and a don’t care attitude about the impending catas trophe next Friday, when the whole country goes dry. There is a reason. Saturday a tank car of port wine, en route from California to tbe east, developed a hotbox here and was sidetracked. Seven hundred gallons vanished. Yesterday four revenue agents appeared and 500 gallons came back. The other 200 never can. And this a small town, too. TREATY CAUCUS AROUSES HOPE OF COMPROMISE Democratic Senators Believed to Have Paved Way to an Agreement. JOINT MEETING PLANNED WASHINGTON, Jan. 12—The next forty-eight hours will develop a final showdown in a situation unparal leled in political annals. The dead lock in the senate will be broken and the treaty put definitely on the road to ratification, or the dispute will be irrevocably projected into the poli tical campaign for the people them selves to settle. A caucus of democratic senators, held at the residence of Senator Owen of Oklahoma last night, was regarded ns having paved the way to an agreement with republican senators bent on ratifi cation. “The treaty situation looks better than It has for months,’’ It was stated today at the whitehouse. There was no dis position to be concerned at the meeting of senators last night at Senator Owen's residence. That meeting was not con sidered a breaking away from the pres ident’s leadership. A definite program of democratic con cessions, based on the Lodge reserva tions, was worked out which will be submitted to Senator Lodge of Massa chusetts, the republican leader, and to the “mild reservatlonists” on the re publican side today. JOINT CONFERENCE NOW SCHEDULED. A conference between leading repnb llcans and democratic senators who dj slre ratification with substantially the Lodge reservations was scheduled which nay lead to both sides getting together before the democratic conference on J hursday, at which a minority leader is to be chosen to succeed the late Senator Martin of Virginia. One purpose of last night's democratic caucus was to eliminate the treaty from Thursday’s conference, if possible, It was said, as the supporters of Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, and Underwood of Alabama, the rivals for the minority leadership, are boht desirous of keeping the treaty out of the contest for leader ship. HITCHCOCK AND rNDEKYVOOD BOTH AT CONFERENCE. It was considered significant that both Senator Hitchcock and Senator Under wood were active participants in last night’s caucus, into which abouty twenty leading democratic senators were called. All of those who took part in it were pledged not to reveal the definite pro gram arrived at, until it was presented to the republican side. That “definite conclusions” were reached was stated by Senator Hitchcock and other democratic senators who were present. , The situation was described as "progressing favorably” by Senator Hitchcock, although he added be ex pected “more protracted discussion” be fore an agreement was reached between the democratic and republican leaders that would develop the two-thirds of the senate, or the sixty-four democratic and republican votes essential to ratifica tion. PEACE BRINGS GERMANY GLOOM BERLIN, Jan. 12.—The German press today took a pessimistic view of Ger many under the peace treaty, the terms of which became effective on Saturday. The Junker newspapers are dying hard and the leader of this section of the (Continued on Page Five.) BUILDERS OPEN 4-DAY SESSION National Convention Faces Many Important Problems. Indianapolis today officially welcomed Reveral hundred delegates to the annual convention of the National Association of Builders’ Exchanges which 'began a four day convention at the Claypool hotel. Delegates from every state are expected to attend the convention. Charles William Bernhardt, president, and Dan Carey, secretary, have arrived here from their homes at Atlanta, (la. Delegates from Savannah, (la., headed by John N. Davis, have opened headquarters at the Claypool and are boosting that city as the next convention city. Among the Important business to be considered by the convention Is the form ing of a national policy regarding the methods of negotiating contracts be tween builders’ trades and the labor unions. Albert J. Beveridge, former United States senator, will be the principal speaker at a banquet Wednesday night at the Claypool. ROBS WINDOW TO GET IN JAIL Man Forces Arrest and Wants to Serve Thirty Days. Fred Clemmer put up a hard fight to get Into Jail —and today be succeeded. Clemmer, 30, appeared at police head quarters yesterday and wanted to be ar rested. There was no charge against him, and the police turned down his re quest. Today Clemmer walked into police headquarters, handed a brown shirt and •blue sweater to Detectives Hanks and Winkler and asked that he be arrested. Detectives confirmed bis story that about 9 a. m. he broke a showcase in Jacob Singer's store, 430 East Washing ton street, and stole the articles; "Now, I guess you’ll give me thirty days.” said Clemmer. ‘‘Why didn’t you rob a bank so you'd get a real sentence?” queried Hanks. “I don’t want a long one. I just want thirty days, and I’m going to have it,” Clemmer replied. He was slated for petit larceny. Hs said he had been run out of Chicago and St. Louis and had been In Indianapolis two days. Asked his address he an swered, ‘‘None." He explained that someone had stolen his overcoat and his clothes were of summer weight He figures it would be warmer In thirty days, he said. ROITMANJA MARES DENIAL. PARIS, Jan/ 12.—Formal denial Is made by the Roumanian press of the report from Prague that several military representatives of the allies had been arrested by a Roumanian officer In oc cupied Hungary. Subscription Rates: ) *?. y Carrier Week, Indianapolis 10c; 1 Elsewhere, 12c. By Mail, 50c Per Month. World League to Begin Work Friday Morning Executive Committee First to Be Formed by Eight Mem ber Nations. PARIS', Jan. 12.—The executive council of the league of nations will be organ ized Friday at 10:30 a. m., it was learned today. Because of the failure of the United States to become a member of the league the council will'have but eight members, instead of nine originally planned. The delegates will include: France, Senator Leon Bourgeois; Great Britain, Earl Curzon of Ivedleston; Italy, Vit torio Scialoia, foreign minister; Japan. Baron Matsul; Belgium, Senator La Fon taine, and Greece, M. Politls. The Spanish and Brazilian delegates have not been named. SMALLER NATIONS TO lIE REPRESENTED. Spain, Brazil, Belgium and Greece have been ap'polnted to represent the interests of all smaller nations. The cqnncll’s first action, it was said, will he to organize administrative com missions for the Danzig and Saar plebe scite areas. Solution of the Fiume situation by tbe conference of allied leaders here was confidently expected to be reached by Wednesday. An agreement by that time is essential, so Premier Nittl may re turn to Italy with a project acceptable to the Italian government, it was said. ITALY DEMANDS FIUME SOLUTION. Italy, in the opinion of peace con ference leaders, will not enter into the proposed Anglo-I'r nch-Italian alliance until Fiume has been satisfactorily dis posed of. The new alliance, it was understood, is bound up In the recently created interallied military body, of which Mar shal Foch will be the head. This body Saturday replaced the interallied grand general headquarters. / WASHINGTON, Jan. 12—President Wilson’s call for the first meeting of the .eague of nations, in Paris next Friday, is expected to be issued at the white house today or tomorrow. It is understood the president has pre pared the call which Is very brief, nnd will make It public as soon as he gets lhe official word from Ambassador Wal lace that plans are complete to have the league meet Friday. The United States will not participate in tbe session. Wilson Is to issue the call, despite the fact this country Is not a member of the league, because it was agreed when (ho peace treaty was being drafted that he should perform that duty. ACT TO SAVE SILVERDOLLAR House Committee Takes Up Recoinage Measure. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—Efforts to correct the sliver situation were started today when the house banking and cur rency committee began hearings on the bill Introduced by Representative Mc- Fadden of Pennsylvania, amending the Pittman sliver act of 1918, and reducing the standard of our subsidiary coin from 90 to 80 per cent. The Pittman act authorized the sec retary of tbe treasury to melt or break up 300,000,000 standard silver dollars, sell the bullion nnd repurchase a like amount of silver bullion at $1 an ounce. Representative McFadden's bill amends the Pittman act by requiring that all standard sliver dollars shall be melted and sold as bullion, and repeals the re purchase clause. He pointed out that the rise of silver prices Is driving the silver dollar out of circulation through the demand for bul lion. “In the debate In the senate bill It was shown that silver, under ordinary labor conditions, could be produced at a profit of 50 cents an ounce; yet the Pitt man act requires the government to re purchase a like amount of silver at $1 an ounce. It Is my purpose to repeal this vicious clause of the Pittman act,” said MeFadden. 20 FACE COURT AFTER 2 RAIDS Fourteen Men Charged With Gambling; 3 Women Held. * Fourteen men charged with violating the gambling laws, and three men and three women charged with statutory of fenses, were slated to appear In city court this afternoon. They were arrested by members of the morals squad in raids Saturday and Sunday nights. Sergt. Russell and the morals squad raided the Williams hotel at 2 o’clock Sunday morning. Those arrested were released on bonds signed by an attorney who is prominent in republican politics. They gave their names and addresses as; Edith Wilson, 3012 North Illinois street; Marian Morris, Marion, Ind.; Pearl Gray, 420 YVest Twentieth street; William Dixon, Marion, Ind.; Walter Moore,' Grand Rapids, Mich., and Leo.n Edwards, Lorraine hotel. Bud Malone, negro, owner of a soft drink place at Miley avenue and Tenth street, was arrested on the charge of keeping a gambling house. Sergt. Rus sell and the squad that raided Malone’s place also arrested seven other negroes charging them with gaming. Chris Mello, proprietor of a poolroom and coffee house at 552 West Washington street, was arrested, charged with keep ing a gambling house. The police say the “watcher” went inside to get warm and that they rushed the place and sur prised the alleged crap shooters. Five other foreigners were arrested. $15,000 Blaze Sleeps Plant in Spiceland * SPICELAND, Ind., Jan. 12.—The plans of the Stlgleman Manufacturing Com pany was almost entirely destroyed by fire early today. The loss Is estimated at $15,000. U. S. Bests Roads in $50,000,000 Suit WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—The railroads of the country today lost their suit In the supreme court to collect additional compensation from the government amounting to more than $50,000,000. FRANCE FAXS IN TAXES. PARIS, Jan. l%tFranee in 1919 raised bj taxes U,Oj>Oj*&o.ooo franca. ONE-DAY SESSION CAN PASS NO LEGISLATION UNDER CONSTITUTION “What’s the constitution among friends?” —Republican Politicians. The ratification of the resolution for woman’s suffrage can not be enacted in accordance with the constitution of the state of Indiana at a one day session of the general assembly, even if the rules are suspended by a two-thirds vote and the resolution passed under suspension of the rules. The constitution of Indiana, Art. 5, Sec. 140, says: “Every bill which shall have passed the general assembly shall be presented to the governor. * * * But no bill shall be presented to the governor within TWO DAYS next previous to tbe final ad journment of the general assembly.” CLEMENCEAU TO BE PRESIDENT, VOTE INDICATES French Elect Seats Favorable to ‘Tiger Man,’ Early Reports Show. PARIS, Jan. 12.—Premier Clemeneeau’s election to the presidency practically has been assured as a result of yesterday’s election to the French senate, it was in dicated today. A majority of the premier's supporters were successful, election returns showed. The chamber of deputies and the senate will meet Jan. 17 to name the new presi dent Returns up to early today Indicated a general defeat for the socialists. In the Seine province, It was said, the socialist defeat was overwhelming. A majority of the cabinet has been re-elected and President Poincare, while not a candidate, has been elected to the senate by a plurality of 547. Voters in the Meuse district wrote his name on the ballot. Stephen Pichon, foreign minister; M. Clementel, minister of commerce; M. Pams, home minister, and Senator Du bost have been re-elected, according to early returns, while Senator Humbert probably has been defeated. BRITISH ENVOY GOESTOBERLIN Lord Kilmarnock First Repre sentative Since 1914. LONDON, Jan. 12.—Lord Kilmarnock. Great Britain's diplomatic envoy to Ger many, left for Berlin today. Lord Kilmarnock will be the first British envoy in the German capital since August, 1914, when England en tered the war He formerly was secre tary to the British embassy at Toklo. Plans for the resumption of diplo matic relations between this country and Germany were rushed to completion tm mediately after the treaty became ef fective Saturday. The sending of Lord Kilmarnock to Germany immediately after the treaty of Versailles became effective, late Sat urday, Indicates the British desire to resume full relations with Germany at once. Kilmarnock (Victor Alexander Sereld Hay) Is an experienced diplomat He has been secretary to the British em bassy at Toklo. BERLIN, Jan. 12.—Diplomatic rela tions between Germany and France will be formally opened tomorrow, when the French charge d'affaires will arrive from Paris. It is understood he is M. DeMar cilly and that he will be supplanted by a regularly credited ambassador within a few months. M. Dutasta or M. Loch eur are mentioned as the first French ambassador. Paul Dutasta was secretary of the peace conference and It was his duty to hand the German delegates the various documents they were to sign. L. P. Locheur was the French representative on a number of Important- peace con ference commissions, including that of reparations. CHINESE KIDNAP U. S. MISSIONARY Dr. Shelton Held for Ransom. Says Washington Notice. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—A. L. Shel ton, an American missionary doctor of the foreign Christian Missionary society of New York, has been kidnaped by Chi nese brigands and is being held for Tan som, the state department was advised this afternoon by the American legion at Pekin, China. Carry Dynamite Out of Blazing Building Special to The Times. MUNCIE. Ind., Jan. 12.—Rushing through flames which enveloped the of fice and engineers’ building of the Gen eral Motors Company early today, work men carried out a large quantity of dynamite, probably saving the plant from disaster. The monetary loss was small, probably not exceeding $6,000. Attack Will of Man Who Died in River Special to The Times. WASHINGTON, Ind., Jan. 12.—Suit to break the will of the late James Har per, ferryman at Elnora, who disap peared on the night of Nov. 10, ana whose body was found Dec. 4, has been filed in the Daviess circuit court. The suit was filed by Mary Terrell, daugh ter of the aged ferryman, and Lourln Lucas, his stepdaughter. The complaint alleges Harper was of unsound mind when he drew the will and that he failed to appoint an executor. Druggists Change Name of Store Harry Eeery and John W. Brown, who have conducted a drug store at Blake and Walnuts streets under the firm name of J. W. Brown & Cos. for three years, an nounced today that the name has been changed to Beery and Brown. ITALIAN LOAN SWELLS. ROME, Jan. 12. —Subscriptions to the Italian loan have already passed the 8,000,000,000 lire mark, and It U believed tbe total wIU exceed 15,000,000,000 lira, the goal. tIOME 1 EDITION TWO CENTS. It has been proposed by Gov. Good rich, who has been sore beset by the women of Indiana, who are insisting that he call a special session of the legisla ture to ratify the federal suffrage amend ment, that tbe legislature meet, suspend its rules, pass the ratification bill and adjourn without transacting any other business. * COURTS’ ACTION . ERECTS BARRIER. This bill will. In accordance with the constitution, have to be presented to the governor for his approval or his veto. If the general assembly passes this bill and adjourns on the sime day it will be im possible to present this bill to the gov. ernor “two days next previous to the final adjournment.” Procedure, such as is proposed by Goodric hand urged by the Franchise League of Indiana, will not necessarily invalidate the passage of the ratification bill. The courts, by persistently refus ing to enter into a review of tbe manner in which bills are enacted by the gen eral assembly, have erected a barrier to a proceeding having for its purpose the overthrow of laws which have thus failed of enactment in accordance with the con stitutional provisions. PROCEDURE GENERALLY HAS BEEN WINKED AT. But no court of this state has ever decreed that this failure to comply with the requirements of the consti tution is either morally or legally justifiable. In fact, the courts of this state have, in their decisions to the effect that bills so passed are valid, dis tinctly admitted that the constitu tion had been violated and have Im plied that the presiding officers of the bouse and the senate have failed, in such Instances, to protect the public against improper conduct on the part of the legislature. For many years It has been customary for tbe of Indiana to pass bills up to the final moment of adjourn ment. These bills have been sent to tbe governor regardless of tbe provision that “no bill shall be presented to the gov ernor within two days next previous to the final adjournment.” Condoning this violation of the plain mandate of the constitution, governors generally have elqgted to “exercise a privilege” to re ceive such of these illegally presented bills as they desired and refused to receive others. Having so received these bills, presented in contravention of the constitution, tbe governor may either sign them, veto them, or allow them to become lawa without his approval by the mere process of falling to send them to the secretary of state with his ob jections thereto within five days after the adjournment of the general assembly. GOVERNOR NO EXPLANATION. A bill so presented to, and received by. the governor thus becomes a statute of the state for the reason that the courts have declared It contrary to public wel fare to inquire into the methods by which the statutes were enacted by the legislature. The courts of Indiana have declared they can not look beyond the enrolled acts of the legislature to see that a bill was presented to the governor within the time fixed by the constitution. Therefore, taking advantage of this barrier raised by the courts to protect the statutes which the legislature has at tempted to enact, Gov. Goodrich pro poses that the members of the general assembly, by agreement with him, vio lates the express provisions of the con stitution of Indiana and ratify the suf frage resolution in a manner that Is ■ plain violation of the constitution. The governor advances no reason what ever for the immediate adjournment of the general assembly after the passage of tbe ratification. He admits that there are matters of grave importance *pendlng in Indiana requiring legislative action. He promises to call another session later in the year to attend to these matters. But today he insists that, as the price of suffrage ratification, which he has promised the women, they must assist him in gagging the legislature in a man ner contrary to the constitution and for a reason which he has not and will .not make public. WHERE’S INDIANA? LOUISVILLE. Jan. 12,—When Kentucky ratified the federal woman suffrage amendment, the record of the states of the Union on the issue became as follows: Number necessary to carry amend ment. 36. Number that stand in fa’or, 24. Number that stand against, 1. Number needed of those yet to vote, 12. States that have ratified, with date: ILLINOIS—June 10, 1919. WISCONSIN—June 10, 1919. MICHIGAN—June 10, 1919. KANSAS—June 16, 1919. NEW YORK—June 13, 1919. OHlO—June 16. 1919. PENNSYLVANIA—June 24, 1919. MASSACHUSETTS—June 25, 1919. TEXAS—June 27, 1919. lOWA —July 2, 1919. MISSOURI—JuIy 3, 1919. ARKANSAS—JuIy 28, 1919. MONTANA—JuIy 30, 1919. NEBRASKA— Aug. 2, 1919. MINNESOTA—Sept 8. 1919. New HAMPSHIRE—Sept 10, 1919. UTAH—Sept 30, 1919. CALIFORNIA—Nov. 1, 1919. - MAINE—Nov. 5. 1919. NORTH DAKOTA—Dec. 1, 1919. SOUTH DAKOTA—Dec. 4. 1919. COLORADO—Dec. 12, 1919. RHODE ISLAND—Jan. 6, 1920. KENTUCKY—Jan. 6, 1920. State that has refused to ratify, with date: ALABAMA—Sept. 17, 1919. WEATHER. Local Forecast —Mostly cloudy and warmer tonight and Tuesday, with lowest temperature tonight near freeslng. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. in..... 16 7 a. 15 8 a. m 16 9 a. m 15 10 a. 20 11 a. m 34 12 (noon) 28 Sun sets today, 4:41; rises tomorrow, 7:05; sets. 4:42. One year ago today* highest t—npsgo turn, 27; lowest. 17.