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act of March 8, 1879.
Subscription Rates—By carrier, Indianapolis, 10c per week; elsewhere, 13c.
By mall, 60c a month, $1.25 for three months, $2.50 for six months, or $5.00 a year.
WORK CONTINUES on Wilhelm’s house, but the House of Hohensol
lern was finished some time ago.
L. ERT SLACK -wasn't out of a job long. He left the district attorney's
office only to be made a director of the Democratic club.
THOSE FEMALE reds who fought to keep from being photographed
by movie men demonstrated their ignorance of American ideals.
"SINISTER INFUENCES" have again been brought forth by Mayor
Jewett. From which we may understand that the forthcoming campaign
is to contain the same old bunk.
THE INTEREST of the republican press in the formulation of a demo
cratic ticket is intense, but it can hardly be regarded as an asset to the
men about whom it centers
THE NAMES of the legislators who gave their pledges to the Fran
chise league afford almost as great a mystery as the number of women
on the republican organization' pay rolls.
Concurrent Resolutions
Gov. Goodrich taxes his own and his associates’ ability to keep up with
the various interpretations he places on the laws of this state in his efforts
to make them fit his individual desires of the moment.
He now asserts that the ratification of woman’s suffrage by the legisla
ture is to be brought about by a joint resolution, not a bill, and hence it
does not have to come before him for his approval or disapproval.
When the ratification of the prohibition amendment was passed, he
now explains, he merely approved it to show his satisfaction -with the rati
fication and not, of course not, because of any legal obligation to do so.
There are certain gentlemen who lived at Evansville who will now know
that even when he gave them certain promises relative to this ratification
he had his fingers crossed.
The women of Indiana who are dealing with Goodrich for the purpose
of obtaining this much-sought ratification would do well to investigate
this latest pronouncement of the law. There are a large number of de
cisions touching these points. They all seem to indicate that when the
legislative intent is to change existing laws and the said intent is ex
pressed by a concurrent resolution, then that resolution has all the effects
of a law and consequently must be so treated. Even Goodrich will hardly
contend that it is possible to pass a law in Indiana without some effort
to conform to the constitution, although some of his party compatriots
have found it easier to get a law on the statute books without passage by
the legislature than with it
But to return to the question of whether or not a concurrent resolution
must be submitted to the governor, it is pertinent to ask if Goodrich is of
the opinion that the governor of Indiana can not veto a concurrent resolu- 1
tion. Os course, if a concurrent resolution does not have to be submitted
to the governor, then the governor does not have the power to veto it.
Likewise, if he has not the power to veto it he has not the power to ap- j
prove it
Governors of Indiana have heretofore attempted to exercise the power
both ways. As early as 1852 the governor of Indiana approved a concur
rent resolution. As late as 1919 a governor of Indiana approved one con
current resolution and announced his intention of vetoing another.
It is barely possible that in their zeal to contribute to the welfare of
a ps.rty which Chairman Wasmuth admits is no nearer able to deal with
important questions now than it was a year ago, certain -women of Indiana
are contributing to a scheme that will make the ratification of suffrage In
Indiana a legal as well as a moral farce.
The Real Issue
Whatever efforts there may be to construct political platforms out of
particular planks of individual interest, the fact will remain that the issue
of the forthcoming national campaign is going to be the failure of the
republican part' to function during the reconstruction period following
the world’s war.
This is tt j issue on whioh the republican majority in the legislative
branch vvnt into office. It was first raised by republicans and It served
them well i the last election, due, probably, as much to the blundering
way in it was met by the democrats as to any other one thing.
The republicans of the United States sought control of the congress
it the last election on the plea that the nation needed their guiding in
fluence throughout the reconstruction period. They got control of the
congress. The nation has yet to see any reconstruction effort from them.
1. We are at war with Germany today, the only nation of the allies
that has not concluded peace.
2. We are bearing the burdens of hastily conceived and ill-adjusted
war-time taxes imposed when the paramount necessity was the raising of
revenue with which to fight and endured under entirely different economic
conditions which such measures fail to fit.
8. We are struggling along with the necessity of bearing a central*
ized control of private property that was essential when the resources of
the nation were being mobilized for war and is Irksome now that demobili
zation is completed, yet the republican congress has not even begun to
grapple with the problem of returning the railroads to their owners.
4. We are afflicted with industrial unrest that Is the logical outcome
of the transition from a military to an Industrial basis and the only efforts
that have been made to quiet the unrest and set. capital and labor in nor
mal channels have been made without the approval or the assistance of the
republican congress.
5. We are beckoned for from the marts of foreign countries and we
wait with disgust congressional assistance in marshaling our industries
for export trade.
6. We are threatened by cheaper labor and greater production abroad
and v.<v have made no study of tariff reform or reciprocity In connection
with our present needs.
Upon these six divisions of the one great Issue—reconstruction—will
the coming national campaign rest.
Republicans who pretended to have definite plans for the solution of
these problems went Into office for the avowed purpose of making their
plans effective.
They have done nothing, now propose to do nothing, and are mani
festly capable of accomplishing nothing.
Here, then, ia the basis of the campaign. The forthcoming struggle
of the ballots must be ona for the election of men to public office who are
capable and willing to do what is necessary to reconstruct a nation turned
into a military machine over night. The republicans have promised and
Democracy's future lies In its ability to mobilize men who have the
ability and the Inclination to do what the republican majority in the con
gress can not or will not do."
Our Defiant Mayor
Speaking of commercialized gambling before the Irvington Repub
lican club, Mayor Jewett Is quoted as saying:
"I defy any mar to show where anything of that sort has been allowed
to operate with my knowledge or that of the board of safety."
In the Indianapolis News, the official mouthpiece of the Jewett admin
istration, on May 6, 1919, appeared the following statement:
"How to put a stop to craps games, which are said to be held at fre
quent Intervals at the so-called Rufe Page poolroom and toft drink place
at 1315 North Senate avenue, appears to be a problem that the Indianapolis
police department has been unable to solve.”
Mayor Jewett can not deny that he has knowledge of this place. He
has been there himself, in conference with the proprietor thereof.
As Is usually the case when Mayor Jewett reaches that stage of des
peration which the Star defines as "defiant," he has spouted smother bunch
of words of no more consequence them his late-lamented laudation of
George JAgCoffin as the "best police chief! in the country.
Palmer Stands on His Record
Others Will Rely on Promises
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Times Special Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. The majority
of presidential candidates, both republi
can and dedoeratic, are framing their
campaigns on the same general tssue.s
anti-redtsm, anti-high cost of living, law
and order, ending industrial unrest, reg
ulation of Industry.
All the candidates will talk, and their
friends will talk, about what they will
do—ls elected —on these subjects. But
there is only one man. in the whole field
of candidates, who will be able to make
the race on his record—on what he has
done—in dealing with these Issues. That
man is A. Mitchell Palmer, attorney gen
Palmer's ability to make the race on
his record on these issues. Instead ot
merely talking about them, has. however
its disadvantages as yell as Its advan
tages. If the public decides the recon
Is good, then fine! If, however, the de
cfsion is that hls accomplishments do not
measure up to some other fellow's prom
ises. or that he went about the job In the
wrong way and bungled It then a record
may be a hlndnyice Instead of a help.
While others are talking about the
necessity of suppressing the reds. Pal
mer Is rounding them up bv the thou
sand* and deporting them by the ship
“We must deni with the native radi
cal and agitator,” some rival candidate
“Certainly,” says Palmer. “Pass the
sedition law I have submitted to con
gress. That Is the necessary first step.
Then I'll do tho rest.”
“Labor musr be dealt with fairly, but
firmly,” another candidate tells his au
"Quite true,” answers Palmer. “See
how T settled the coal strike.”
“Selfish Interests must not be permit
ted to dominate any line of industry
either to the detriment of the industry
or the people at large,” another an
"Exactly 1" says Palmer again. “The
mn insurance could shave on the door shot / TNit> boat a<in- tog'll have a j
f ~mKr<wmwr- W * wrw Vi H r yiov,^\\Eßg~
lurUr tT chmjse J Ix^Tf^imuS^l/C 1 Punster-| JHV iuMo'S QtfrA (#jj@isf>WAME®B
PT)''e n ' OF(t/COMSOM,mu 0 F (t/COMSOM,mu r =r—•- S T=^ r = (V •fjftfj f ouittei) KS4IJH
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TO BE Sick \ • WORDS J VooRE WORTS. Syß ftT nr tor ft SICK -rSs \ U \Tff
packers were doing that very thing 1
have forced them out of all lines of busi
ness unrelated to the packing industry,
and, by freezing stockyards, stockyard
hanks and market papers from* their
domination have given the stock raiser
and the independent packer a free mar
"The profiteer must be curbed. Prices
must be forced down. The people de
mand and government must give re
lief from present prices,” the whole can
didates' chorus chant*.
“I have halted the Increase,” declares
Palmer, “and will put prices on the
skids very shortly. Just be patient,
'he jails are too full of reds now to
•>rovlde accommodations for the profl
eers. They're next on my list.”
Asa result of his position, which en
ibles him to present a real record on
the chief issues of the campaign. Palmer
undoubtedly is a factor in the fight for
the democratic nomination and If the
people and his party approve that record
In the big fight at the November elec
His opponents, however, In both par
ties believe they are on safer ground
tn standing merely on promises than
Palmer is on things actually undertaken
or done. His labor policy, they assert,
has made Palmer enemies both in and
out of organized labor.
If, as the bureau of labor statistics
maintains, prices continue to go higher,
despite all Palmer can do, the rr.en and
the women who are fooling the bills may
reject his rocord as bad and will cast
their support to someone who, unham
pered by entangling facts, can paint an
enticing" picture of moderately priced
food and clothes, busy factories, con
tented workers, satisfied employers and
a populace, native and alien-born alike,
loyally American.
Palmer, though a Quaker, to not averse
to a fight. He is a strong man, phys
ically, mentally and politically. lie has
A Column Conducted Under Di
rection of Dr. Rupert Blue of
U. S. Public Health Service.
Udclo Sam, M. D., will answer, either
in this column or by mail, questions of
general interest relating only to hygiene,
sanitation and the prevention of disease.
It will be impossible for him to answer
questions of a purely personal nature, or
to prescribe for individual diseases. Ad
U. S. Public Health Service,
A report on an epidemic of virulent
smallpox in one of the southwestern
states, submitted to the surgeon-general
of the public health service by one of
the officers of that corps, sets forth with
renewed emphasis the role*tbat domestic
pets may piay in the transmission of
disease, especially among children. The
instance cited was that of a fatal case of
smallpox in an infant in arms.
The nearest case of the disease was
in a house a block or so distant, and
although the two families had no so
cial relations, this apparently did not de
ter a dog belonging to the infected fam
ily from dividing his attention impar
tially between the two homes, eating at
one place and sleeping at the other.
In no other may could the source of
the infection of the* baby be explained
than that the dog foneded by the chil
dren of the smallpox family, carried the
virus of the disease to the neighbor’s
baby. Similar instances have been noted
before in connection with smallpox trans
mission, and cats and doge have been in
criminated as carriers of plague-infected
fleas—cases of bubonic plague so con
tracted having been observed by public
health service officers working in plague
The same household pets also have
been charged in, various Instances with
the responsibility of carrying the infec
tion of diphtheria, scarlet fever and other
communicable diseases of childhood.
A diseas© that annually causes more
than one hundred deaths tn this country
Is rabies, and the' role of domestic an
imals In spreading this disease Is defi
nitely proved, speculation or circumstan
tial evidence being discarded.
Altogether, therefore, it is perfectly
evident, that the citizen who keeps domes
tic pets maintains at the same time a
very potential source of danger; a san
itary menace to his own household and to
that of bis neighbor.
the heavy Jaw, the big fists of a man
built for combat, nnd he prefers to walk
Into a danger and beat It to the punch
rather than Btalk It in the hope of
making a surprise attack.
He Is the youngest member of the
cabinet and also probably tho youngest
of the presidential aspirants, being not
yet 48. He started his career as a court
stenographer, took up law and politics
and then cam© to congress. He was
chairman of the democratic executive
committee that conducted Wilson's cam
paign in 1912 and, following defeat for
re-election to congress In 1914, was nom
inated by the president for the United
States court of claims. He declined this
appointment, but accepted that of alien
property custodian when we entered the
war. He waa taken into the cabinet in
March, 1919. succeeding Attorney Gen
eral Gregory, who resigned.
If I’almer has any particular antipathy
K is reds. One of them tried to blow
him up very shortly after he took office.
True, he~only succeeded in blowing him
self up, Instead, thereby stiTing Palmer
the trouble of deporting him later, hut
be wrecked the entrsnee to the Palmer
house, caused a lot of muss and dis
turbance and made Palmer mad Who
knows, maybe be nleo made him
The estimate of SBOO a karat Is the
minimum price at which diamonds can be
bought today.
No Phone, Mali or 9. o. D. Orders. 306-312 E. Washington SL, Just East of Courthouse. lOc
January Clearance of Coats
Suits and Dresses
Prices have been brought down to low ebb
to insure instant dismissal of all remaining
fall and winter garments.
f Practically every garment
can be worn next season
as well as now. It’s the
w~ise woman, therefore,
who replenishes her ward
robe while prices are at
their lowest.
$15.00 value, iIQ
now $ / l t|o
$20.00 value, fcft AA
f„r. val . ue $14.50
$35.00 value, 0 I Q Est
now I v*3U
sow 00 : a1ue :.524.50
sot 00 .
now 00 ." 1 ”: $34.50
$70.00 value, 0n ft Cfy
now... v OvSJU
$90.00 value, OCQ Efl
J now yv VivU
All Alterations Free.
This Means Another Saving of $2.00 to $5.00
White or ecru, worth
12V“C, limit 12 balls,
9c, 3 for 25c
No Phone, C. O. D. or
Mail Orders.
<c- ~:rtijO’JrT^ublicLibrary
New books at the central library this
week Include ‘‘Camps nud Trails in
Fhtna,” by R. C. Andrews; “Foreign
Magic," by J. C. Cochran; “The Truth
About Korea," by C. W. Kendall; "Kinos
Historical Memoir of Pitnerln Alta.” by
E. F. Kino; “Georges Clemenceau,” by
G. C. Lecouate; “Man's Ancient Truth and
Its Place la Democracy,” by E. P. Lowe;
“Gun Bock fox Boys and Men," by T. H.
McKee; “Pool, Billiards and Bowling Al
leys as a Phase of Commercialized Amuse
ments In Toledo, 0.,” by J. J. Phelan;
“American Hospital of the Twentieth
Century,” by E. F. Stevens; “Story of
Bargain Table
Odds and Ends
V 2 Price and Less
Up to 10c
qualities. V,
Up to 35c -I Aft
qualities IUC
Up to 75c OCrt
qualities AvW
Up to SI.OO AQtw
qualities xuc
Knitted Mufflers, sizes 12 and
U P to 50e -S A<-
kinds lUt.
the Rainbow Division,” by R. 8. Tomp
kins; “Lion’s Mouse,” by C. N. William
son ; “Government Organization in Oar
War-Time and After,” by W. F. Wil
New business branch books are “School
Efficiency,” by H. E. Bennett; “Manual
I>e Correspondence,'' by Ventura
Fuentes; “TJ Book," by N. O. Shively.
Nev books not for circulation, but for
reference only, are the “American Jewish
Year Book”; “Army Uniforms of the
Worlld,” by F. G. Blakeslee, and “New
Science of Elocution," by 8. 8. Hamill.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14- —Funeral services
for the late Michael F. Sullivan, assist
ant state’s attornev, will be held tomor
row. The body wnl be taken to Logans
port, his birth place, for burial.
January Sale
PERCALE, yard wide, standard quality,
beautiful shirting stripes; also neat patterns
for dresses and aprons; regular
39C grade, Thursday L/C
checks in blue and white, regular A a
30c value, Thursday at ££6
AMERICAN PRINTS, neat figures tmA
stripes, for aprons, dresses, waists, 4K
regular 25c grade, | n*
DRESS GINGHAM, assorted plaids and
checks for women’s and children’3 aprons
and dresses; regular 390 A*|
grade, Thursday at ......L/C
CHEVIOT SHIRTING, best standard brand,
assorted stripes for men’s shirts, boys,
waists, women’s petticoats and children's
rompers; regular 39c a^
BEDSPREADS, heavy weight, hemmed, dou
ble bed size, regular $3.00 As sp
kind, Thursday SLiL3
SHEETING, unbleached, double width,
standard quality; regular 75c Fa
grade, Thursday at 3§o
CAMBRIC MUSLIN, full yard wide, soft fin
ish, for general use; regular A A
35c value, Thursday at £46
UNBLEACHED MUSLIN, 39 Inches wide,
fine thread, for general household use; reg
ular 25c value, - gjk
Thursday.... .......... 146
NAINSOOK, 36 inches wide, extra soft fin
ish for -women’s, children’s and infants, fine
underwear; regular today's value
45c; special Thursday ........ £3G
COTTON BLANKETS, 66x80 inches, gray
only, colored border, double fleeced; regu
larly $3.98; special, M | a
COTTON BLANKETS, double bed size, gray.
with pink or blue borders, regular 0A J A
$2.98 kind, Thursday at f Li^v
size, assorted pink, blue and gray; regular
$3.98 value, Thurs- A A AA
day at yCivG
Stone Hits Nurse;
Colored Boy Hel<
Charges of malicious trespass a gains
John Sandrldge, 17, colored, 1069 Ogder
street, were scheduled to bo heard li
city- court late this astern on. Sandridge
It is said, caused a commotion at th<
Methodist hospital nurses’ home, Meri
dian and Sixteenth street*, last night
He is alleged to have attempted to way
lay C. P. Poke. a patient, who was ac-i
companylng Miss Thelma Rollin, a narsej
to the home.
Bicycle Officers Ptnney and
were told by Puke that Sandridge threfl
a stone through a window, striking Mil!
Rollin. and several nights ago attempts!
to hold him up. |

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