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VOL. XXXII. NO. 214.
Lieutenant Governor to Tell
Senate What He Thinks of
One-Day Agreement.
will not be harmony when the legis
lature convenes tomorrow.
This was indicated today by prepara
tlons on the part of certain members of
[the assembly and of certain officials to
I demand their constitutional right to take
up any measure the assembly may see flt
, to consider.
| The storm is expected tot break in
i the senate. Lieut. Gov. Edgar D. Bush
has prepared a speech in which he will
| tell the upper house what he thinks
of what he terms a violation of the con
stitution by the agreement insisted upon
by the governor and other republican
leaders limiting the session to the con
sideration of the suffrage amendment.
It is known also that one senator will
introduce a motion that the suffrage
amendment resolution be referred to a
committee. The motion for ratification
will be introduced by Senator Harry E.
Negley as republican floor leader.
It is understood that, besides taking a
stand against the agreement entered into
by some of the members of the assembly,
Mr. Bush will discuss legislation which
he believes the assembly should con
“I have consistently advocated the na
tional woman's suffrage amendment,"
Mr. Bush said in discussing his attitude.
“At one time I received officers of the
franchise league who presented to me a
petition calling for the amendment
'signed by 86,000 persons. I stated to
these women that 1 would do all in my
power to assist them in obtaining a spe
cial session for the purpose of ratifying
. the amendment and for the purpose of
transacting needed state business.
, “I have never changed my position on
S**s matter for one single minute. I
refused to sign an agreement to a one
day session because by signing such an
agreement I would violate my oath of
office and I would violate not only the
spirit, but the letter, of the constitu
“The unusnal and unconstitutional man
ner In which this session has been called
will not interfere with my efforts for a
speedy ratification of the amendment.”
While Mr. Bush made it plain that he
would not in any way seek to delay or
prevent the ratification of the amendment
he also made it plain that he would not
do anything to prevent the legislature
from taking up any other business it
Lbelieves to be necessary and jthat he
Iwould encourage such procedure.
B “There must be some valuable con
sideration when a contract is made,” he
Kdded in discussing the agreement made
■by the legislators.
B He said he believes that each of the
Jhree departments of the government—
Rhp legislative, the executive and the
Hflncial—have a perfect right to expect
■d receive the confidence of the others.
KMr. Bnsh said the officials of the sen
will be the same as at the last regu
HTr session. He took the stand that
senate must have official help, al-
SR&ugh It is understood that Gov. Good-
H h is opposed even to thi expense.
9Brry Stiner will be secretary, Will
Lowden will be assistant clerk and Rome
Brown will be chief doorkeeper.
The matter of expense is another sub
ject on which a clash may occur. A
number of members of the as-'emhiy will
Insk for their per diem, although Gov.
■Goodrich has requested that they serve
■without pay, the state paying their mile-
JLtge to and from Indianapolis.
| It is estimated that if the legislators
■re not paid for their services the ses
sion will cost the state $5,000, providing
■ t lasts only one day. At the last regu
lar session the state paid $1,775 foi
B-enators’ mileage and $3,645 for repro
■sentatives’ mileage, it is estimated that
■the remainder, $577, will be used to era
■>loy legislative officials and to meet
■ ither expenses.
■ The legislature will convene in joint
■session in the house of representatives at
■lO o’clock. Gov. Goodrich will make a
■ short address in which it is believed he
Mvill promise to call a second session to
Bake up necessary legislation.
I Jesse Esckbach, chief examiner of the
■date board of accounts, will take his
Bplace as speaker of the house of repre
sentatives, despite the fact that he holds
ffiinother state position. He will not re-
Hlgn from his present position.
■ The official copy of the amendment will
B>e transmitted from the office of the sec
retary of state to both houses at the same
Ittme. It is probable that ratification
resolutions will be introduced in both
houses and when passed will be trans
mitted to the other house.
Los Angeles Woman
School Superintendent
Draws SB,OOO Year
111 .OS ANGELES, Jan. 15.—Mrs. Susan
■I Dorsey, recently elected superinten
of the Los Angeles schools, Is be
to be the only woman superinten
dent of schools since the death of Ella
Hlagg Young of Chicago. Her term is
Hr four years at a salary of SB,OOO a
Har. She will administer the schools,
“primarily in the interest of
Published at Indianapolis,
Ind., Daily Except Sunday.
Women to Serve
Solons Coffee
Legislators gathering here for the
special session tomorrow were vis
iting barber shops today, rather than
the statehouse, and the various polit
ical headquarters, as is customary.
The secret of all this activity is
that the suffragists are expecting to
turn out in large numbers to see the
amendment ratified.
Coffee and sandwiches will be
served by the women to the solons in
the corridors of the statehouse.
More Troops Rushed to City as
Disorders Continue—ln
jured Total 105.
LONDON, Jan. 15.—Rioting was re
newed in Berlin yesterday, dispatches
received here early today said.
Th military authorities have ordered
additional reinforcements to protect the
The toll of Tuesday's fighting in front
of the reichstag, it was semi-offictally
announced, was forty-two killed and 105
wounded. Some eye witnesses, accord
ing to the dispatches, thought the total
casualties might be considerably larger.
Dispatches received in official quarters
here indicated the outbreak Tuesday was
not of a revolutionary nature, although
some fear was expressed that revolution
ary outbreaks might develop.
It was emphasized the German gov
ernment must deal carefully with the sit
uation because of the extreme bitter
ness attending the various labor agita
tions, particularly the railway strike.
Tuesday’s fata! rioting, dispatches
showed today, broke out with unusual
suddenness. A. dispatch from the United
Press correspondent, filed at 1:32 p. m.
Tuesday, just before the fighting started,
said tremendous crowds had gathered in
front of the reichstag, but were orderly.
The people gathered in response to calls
from their leaders, the correspondent
said, but his dispatch did not indicate
fear of rioting. The Reichstag building
was strongly defended by the new police
force, armed with machine guns, which
the correspondent wrote “apparently will
find no work to do.”
“The crowds are remarkably calm," he
wrote. “Most factories closed at noon,
the workers marching in long lines
toward reichstag to join in the dem
onstration against the workmen’s coun
cil’s bill's delay.”
Within three hours after this dispatch
was filed the same remarkably calm
crowd had turned into a mob which at
tempted to destroy the reichstag. The
scene of the quiet demonstration had be
come a shambles with many killed and
A dispatch from the United Press cor
respondent filed at 6 o'clock said at that
time seventy were reported dead and
more than 100 wounded.
Owing to disturbed conditions in Ger
many, brought about by the rioting and
strikes, the allies were seriously con
sidering withholding of presentation of
lists of German war guilty, whose sur
render for trial by allied tribunals will
be demanded, it was learned from an au
thoritative source.
Demand for the German war guilty at
this time, it was said, might precipitate
further outbreaks, increasing the danger
to the present German government, which
the allies are. anxious to have remain in
Premiers ’Lloyd George and Clemen
ceau, it was emphasized, will not give
up their plan. Government leaders to
day were understood to be reviewing the
German situation with the view to de
manding surrender of the German war
guilty as soon as conditions warrant.
One suggestion, it was understood,
was that the allies abandon their plan
of trying the accused Germans before
allied court-martial and ask Germany to
try them before her own supreme court.
This scheme, its adherents pointed out,
would have the advantage of preventing
a German government crisis and at the
same time would serve the allied purpose
of exposing the guilt of the former Gei
inan leaders to the world.
“We are firm in our determination to
punish the guilty Germans.” one Brit
ish authority declared. “Their sur
render is as much a part of the treaty
as any other clauses. It was signed by
the Germans with full realization of ,ts
consequences. However, for the good of
the allies, we desire to make execution
of this clause as easy as possible for
the present German government and wg
are canvassing every possibility to that
Police fired upon the mob, which
attacked the reichstag building, only
when it was “impossible to check” the
infuriated people in any other way, Pre
mier Bauer told the reichstag today.
“The police acted quite rightlv, but de
layed firing until it was almost too
The reichstag spent, considerable time
discussing the riots. Premier Ba'uer
was cheered when he commended the
police action.
The Zeltung Am Mlttag quoted Bauer
as declaring:
“Numerous witnesses reported they
saw the independent socialists, when the
motion to adjourn was rejected, incite
the masses to attack by waving red
flags and making inflammatory
Debate on the workers’ council’s bill,
which caused the demonstration result
ing in the riot, was begun In the reich
stag today.
MONTICELLO, Ind., Jan. 15.—Will
Obman and James McCutcheon, who re
side west of this city, were arrestee by
Game Warden John H. Randall for hunt
ing without license. They were taken
before Justice E. G. Smith, who fined
them. Their fine and costs amounted
to $20.10 each.
Local Forecast—Somewhat wanner and
mostly cloudy tonight and Friday,
probably with light snow or rain; lowest
temperature tonight about 28 degrees.
6 a. m 21
7 a. m 20
8 a. m 21
!) a. m 22
10 o. m 24
11 a. m 29
12 (noon) 29
Sun sets today, 4:44; rises tomorrow,
7:04; sets, 4:45.
One year ago today, highest tempera
ture, 84] lowest, 31.
Jfoirimra Jlrntg lantes
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Postoffice, Indianapolis. Ind., under act March S, 1879.
Assailants Escape Scene Fol
lowing Speech Against
Sinn Fein Methods.
LONDON, Jan. 15.—The lord mayor of
Cork was attacked and beaten during
the election today, said a Central News
dispatch from Cork this afternoon.
A party of men were involved in the
assault. All escaped. The lord mayor
had attacked the Sinn Fein election
DUBLIN, Jan. 15.—With the Sinn Fein
leaders confidently predicting victory, the
first local elections since the beginning
of the war are being held throughout Ire
land today.
Early in the afternoon the Sinn Feiners
claimed to have swept this city, Cork.
Limerick and Waterford. The voting was
heavy. The returns will not be officially
announced for a week.
Prof. E. DeValera, president of the
“Irish Republic," who is in the United
States pn a propaganda tour, sent an
appeal to the Sinn Felners from Wash
ington to roll up a big vote. It came
through Arthur Griffith, vice president of
the Sinn Fein organization.
The prospect of disorders at the polls
led the British military authorities to
take extra precautions, especially in the
districts where the Sinn Felners have
been active lately.
Interest in the municipal elections is
not only at fever heat throughout the
length and breadth of Ireland, but
throughout all the British isles. The re
sult will be regarded as a barometer
of Sinn Fein strength. The labor party
is expected to play an important role.
Newspapers in commenting upon the
situation have admitted the strength of
the republican party and point out that
republican sympathies have undoubtedly
been spreading through the ranks of the
royal Irish constabulary.
Effort to Gain Time in Peace
Parleys Brings Rebuke.
PARIS, Jan. 15.—Premier Clemenceau
today adopted firm tactics to prevent any
delay In bringing about of peace with
When Count Apponyi, head of the Hun
garian delegation, presumably in an at
tempt to gain time, asked the peace con
ference to advise him whether the United
States would participate In the signing,
Clemenceau sent a sharp reply warning
him against dilatory tactics.
Hugh Wallace, American ambassador,
was present when the treaty was handed
to the Hungarian delegates at 4 o’clock
this afternoon.
Clemenceau, as president of the peace
conference, invited the Hungarians to
sign the treaty immediately.
Count Apponyi, head of the Hungarian
delegation, protested, urging the neces
sity for discussion.
Clemenceau then agreed the Hungarians
should appear before the supreme coun
cil at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow to present
their claims.
The treaty was to have been handed
the Hungarians yesterday, but was de
layed, presumably because of Apponyl’s
The big three this afternoon, meeting
in secret session, discussed extradition
of the former kaiser.
Presented in a Couple of
Acts and Taken From
Real Life.
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.—The Selwyns,
or Georgie Cohen, or John Cort aren't
going to produce this play. Too realis
tic. But it’s true to life and as follows:
Act 1. Curtain discloses A Tired Busi
ness Man and Friend Wife standing near
door of their apartment on Riverside
drive. Business man is drawing on his
gloves and preparing to leave. Clock
points to 5:45.
She (affectionately)—You’re looking
better this morning, dear. Now don’t
work too hard today, will you? Yon
know you must take oa<-e of yourself.
He (patting her or. the back)—Yes,
I’m feeling much better today. I haven't
much to do so I’ll be In early. Good
She—Goodbye, dear.
He kisses her and goes out. Curtain.
• •
, Act 2. Same. Bell rings. Maid goes
to door. Business man comes in, remov
ing his gloves and coat with an air of
weariness. Friend wife enters.
She—Hello, dear. Why, what’s the
He—Nothing, only I’m worn out.
She (reproachfully):—You promised me
not to work hard!
He—Yes, I know it. But I had to
get a telephone number.
She—My poor dear. You must he ex
hausted. I’ll send a message to the
Cortlandts telling them we can’t keep
our engagement and you must go right
to bed and I’ll have the cook fix yon
something nice, and send for the doctor.
And you must stay in bed for a week.
MADRID, .Tan. 15.—King Alfonso has
fixed Jan. 20 as the date for the diplo
matic banquet at which representatives
of the countries recently engaged In war
will meet for the first time since the
beginning fit hostilities.
Baby's Suit for
Marshall Field
Estate Argued
Illegitimate Child of Chicago
Merchant's Son Seeks Part
of Trust Fund.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15.—Attorneys today
prepared briefs which will be submit
ted to support arguments In the suit in
behalf of Henry Anthony Marsh, 3-year
old son of Peggy Marsh, chorus girl, and
Henry Field, son of Marshall Field, for
mer Chicago merchant.
The %nit will determine whether or not
the child is entitled to participate in a
$5,000,000 trust fund established by Mar
shall Field's will, which he declared
should be divided between the three
grandchildren, or their "issue."
Former Governor Edward F. Dunne,
arguing the ease in behalf of the child,
declared the boy is entitled to a share
of the trust fund aa the "issue” of Henry
Field. He declared that if Marshall Field
had intended the fund should only be
allotted to."lawful issue” he "would have
said just that.”
Attorney Gilbert E. Porter, represent
ing the other two Field grandchildren,
declared an illegitimate child is not al
lowed to share In an estate unless spe
cifically named.
Peggy Marsh has already received SIOO,-
000 from Marshall Field 111, paid shortly
after the death of Henry Field.
No Merriment to Mark Last
Rites for Old John B.
CHICAGO, .Tan. 15.—Unless plans are
changed at the eleventh hour, Chicago
is going to view the final passing of
John Barleycorn tonight with equanim
ity. There will be very little mourn
ing—in public—over the demise of the
Jolly old person.
Hotel keepers generally have frowned
on attempts to make tonight a wild
one—some because they got rid of their
liquor stocks long ago. others beeau~e
they see a profitable business going Into
the limbo of forgotten things.
“Why make merry at a wake," asked
John Burke, manager of t.he Congress
hotfl, long a political headquarters In
national campaigns.
“There will be no merry-making here
if I can help it,” said Manager Behring
at the Sherman. "Why man, it’s a fu
Two hundred prohibition inspectors
will be roaming the city to prevent
violations of the law. Many Chicogoans
took advantage of today to move their
private stocks from clubs and offices
to their homes, where it will be safe
from the Illinois “search and seizure’’
NEW TORK, .Tan, 15.—The last rites
for old John Barleycorn are going to be
celebrated In New York with one of the
wettest ceremonies In the history of the
country's wettest cities, according to
all Indications today. It will be a dou
blqheader affair, starting tonight with
the “wake” and ending up tomorrow
night with the “funeral.”
Even the wildest New Year’s eve cele
bration promises to fade into insignifi
cance in comparison. Broadway hotels
and restaurants are making big prepara
tions and private stocks are being
brought out into the open for distribu
tion among the patrons.
Some of the restaurants have sent out
invitations printed on bjgek-bordered pa
per, inviting their patrons to come and
help themselves for $5, $lO or $25, the sum
varying with the prominence of the res
Col. Daniel L. Porter, head of the in
ternal revenue agents In this city, de
clared that the lid is going to be clamped
down tight at midnight Friday.
Italian Postoffice
and Wire Men Strike
LONDON, Jan. 15. —A general strike of
postal, telegraph and telephone workers
throughout Italy was ordered effective
last midnight, according to dispatches to
the Times from the Italian border.
Telegraph offices were the first to sus
pend service, dispatches said. The build
ings were guarded by troops. Railway
workers probably -will Join the strikers
Friday, It was Mid,
Several New Candidates May
Be Announced Here.
Members of the democratic state com
mittee and party leaders from nil parts
of the state gathered In Indianapolis to
day for the meeting of the state organi
zation at the Claypooi hotel this after
noon. There was considerable talk of
candidates and it is believed that the
announcements of several candidates will
follow the meeting.
The men’s find women’s committees
were expected to meet jointly at a lunch
eon at the Claypooi hotel and to foUow
the meeting by detailed discussions of
plans for the coming sampaign.
N" plans have been made for a public
meeting, but despite this fact a number
of persons not members of the commit
tees catnc to Indianapolis to obtain an
insight on the prospects for the cam
With two avowed candidates for gov
ernor in tiie field, at least two more
are expected to enter the contest within
a few days. The candidates who have
made formal announcements are IV-
Oarleton B. McColloch of Indianapolis
and John Isenbarger of North Manches
Mason J. Niblnck has announced Infor
mally that he will be a candidate and
is expected to make his formal announce
ment soon. Dr. F. A. Priest of Marion
also Is expected to announce his candi
dacy for governor aoonv
Interest centered on the candidates
for United States senator. Evans
Woollen was frequently mentioned for
both senator and governor. Frank C.
Bailey, former United States district
attorney; E. Ert Slack, also a former
district attorney; Thomas Taggart, and
Henry Spnan, Indianapolis, also are men
tioned for the nomination.
Minister Causes Arrest Pend
ing; White Slave Inquiry.
Federal agents are Investigating the
case of Mary Szikszal, 33, and John Ba
ilnt, 42, who are held on a vagrancy
charge by the police under high bond,
to determine whether white slave
charges should be brought against Ba
The couple was found at 705 Holmes
avenue by the police after the woman's
husband, John Szikszai. minister of a
Protestant Hungarian church in Cleve
land, 0., came to Indianapolis to search
for them. Mrs. Szikszai, her husband
alleged, came here with Balint, bringing
their two children, one 13 and the other
8 years old.
Detectives Duncan, Reilly and Mullin,
accompanied by Szikszai and the min
ister, searched Haughvllle for the
couple. When they found them the
woman tried to flee, the detectives said.
The 8-year-old boy was found in a
grocery store, and the 13-year-old boy
was found when lie returned from work.
Harry New’s Fate Undecided
After Forty Hours.
LOS ANGELES, .lan. 15.—A juryroom
feud that has entered into personal bit
terness between two jurors seemed to
day to have hopelessly blocked a verdict
in the trial of Harry S. New, Jr., slayer
of his sweetheart, Freda Lesser.
After forty hours deliberation It ap
peared today that the jury was further
from an agreement than Immediately
after the first ballot. A “hung” jury in
the trial is expected, with dismissal of
the jurors late this afternoon if they are
still deadlocked.
The “split" of the jury is reported to
be triangular—the majority holding out
for murder in the second degree, with
two other small cliques demanding man
slaughter and acquittal.
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Blames Arrest
on Spite Work
of His Relatives
Dr. Freudenberg Declares It’s
Question of Money—‘Will
Prove My Innocence
MARKEBAN, Wis.. Jan. 15.—Dr. John
A. Freudenberg, at liberty under >30,000
ball, charged with murdering his wealthy
mother-in-law, broke his silence today
and declared that his arrest was due to
the plqut* of disappoUUed relatives, who
1 had hoped to Inherit Mrs. Nettie Duffles’
estate. The doctor blamed particularly
William E. Perry, brother of the dead
woman, w ho signed the complaint against
"Let them dig up the other members
of the family and try to find poison,’’
said Dr. Freudenberg, referring to
charges that he was responsible for other
deaths which have occurred in the
Duffles’ family in the last few years.
“They know where they are.
“The doctors at Fond du Lac exam
ined Mrs. Duffles a year ago. right after
I made the injection, and they did not
find any mustard. (Dr. Freudenberg is
accused of killing Mrs. Duffles by an in
jection of mustard Into her bladder.)
William E. Perry was always urging Mrs.
Duffles to make a will. She said, ‘No;
my property is going where I want It
to go.’ ”
By the death of Mrs. Duffles, Dr.
Freudenberg and his wife came into con
trol of the Duffles estate, valued at sev
eral hundred thousand dollars.
“I will prove my innocence," asserted
the doctor. “It’s all a question of money.
William Perrry owes the Duffles estaU
Efcshumation of the bodies of other
members of the family will probably be
made the last of this month.
Liverpool Girl Comes
to Wed Indiana Yank
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 15.—Two of the
three “war sweethearts” who arrived
here yesterday aboard the sttenmship
Wlnifredian will go to the middle west
to m< et their husbands-to-be. The third
remains in Boston. Miss Mabel Oluniss,
Liverpool girl, said she had come to
America to wed Arthur H. Marsden of
Hebron, Ind.
Spain Agrees to Join
League of Nations
PARIS, Jan. 15.—The government of
Spain today notified Premier Clemenceau
of its official adherence to the league of
Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden have
acknowledged invitations to become mem
bers of the league without giving their
official acceptance.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.—Senate democrats today deadlocked over the
choice of a floor leader to succeed the lata Senator Martin.
With the vote between Senators Hitchcock and Underwood a tie, the
democratic caucuses broke up shortly after noon with no date set for an
other attempt to elect a leader. The caucus adjourned subject to call by
Hitchcock and Underwood, who, in the meantime, will try to break the
Assemblymen Promise Support
to Bill for Necessary
Members of the Marion county delega
tion in the legislature will give hearty
support to a bill to provide funds neces
sary for creating a great memorial plaza
as outlined by the citizens’ committee,
a canvass of the members today indi
It is proposed that the city and coun
ty Jolntl/ provide $-1,750,000, the sum es
timated necessary for the purchase of two
city blocks, between Pennsylvania and
Meridian streets and Vermont and North
streets, on which would be erected a
memorial building to house the national
headquarters of the American legion and
other war veteran organizations. The
state is to be asked to appropriate ap
proximately $5,000,000, estimated to be
necessary to erect the headquarters
building and carry out the plaza plan.
Expressions of opinion were given to
Times reporters as follows:
Mrs. Alice French, Natioual War Moth
er of the American War Mothers —I think
there is nothing too good for the boys
who served In the war. I think, how
ever. that the memorial should be dis
tinctly theirs. I do not believe the
Grand Army of the Republic or the
Spanish War Veterans should be in
cluded in this memorial, because they al
ready Have the finest monument in Amer
ica. I believe the American War Moth
ers. as well as the American legion,
should have headquarters in the new
building. I have no objection to the plan
which has been announced except I fear
it will take too long of accomplishment.
I believe something should be done right
now. The plans as announced will take
years for completion.
State Senator Aaron Wolfson—l am
for anything the American legion wants.
I am for making Indianapolis a great
city. We can do this only by support
ing big things. We can’t do great things
in a small way. As I understand it,
this plan will give us a coliseum and
all we need as a civic center. Indian
apolis should be a leader among cities,
not a trailer T nm for anything I be
Ileve will held to make Indianapolis just
a little better than any other city i
the country.
James 11. Lowry, Superintendent ol
the- City Park Board—The plan Itself is
excellent. I think It would be a great
tiling for the city, but considering the
large amount of money involved and the
other obligations of the city. I don’t be
lieve the city can afford to do it
C. J. Buchanan, Member House of Rep
resentatives—This plan for a city civdc
center has been suggested several times
and now seems to be a propitious time
to carry it to completion. It is worthy,
not only as a memorial to our soldiers,
but also for the beautification of the city.
There Is no question but that Indian
apolis will grow to be a great city and
we ought to have a great civic center.
There is a feeling out-state that Indian
apolis gets too much, but there also is
pride in the state cap.tal. I am sure
that a civic center and memorial, such
as is suggested, would be something of
which the entire state might be proud.
I have Interests In Bartholomew county
and in Kosciusko county, and I, as one
out-state property holder, am willing to
help pay for it.
Winfield Miller, member of the house
of representatives—The expenditure of a
large amount of money should be given
careful consideration. I am in favor of
building a suitable memorial and I think
the proposed location is very fine, but
the question of raising such a large sum
of money as proposed deserves careful
John L. Benedict, member state leg
islature—l think it is a commendable
project. The committee is thinking of
the future. A civic plaza such as the
one proposed, would not only be a fitting
memorial to our soldiers, but would be
come a great asset end the pride of the
city twenty-five years from now. It Is a
far vision, and ought to receive whole
hearted support.
The citizens committee in charge of
the project is composed of Charles Book
waiter, chairman; John R. Welch, Bow
man Elder, Charles H. Badger. Edward
M. Raub, A. M. Glossbrenner, Charles V.
Coffin, Felix McWhirter, L. C. Huesmann,
F. D. Stalnaeker, Frederic M. Ayres, Ed
ward A. Kahn. Solon J. Carter, A. M.
Rosenthal, Fred Bates Johnson, Scott R,
Brewer, Fred Hoke, John H. Madden,
Walter Myers, Dr. T. Victor Keene, Rob
ert L. Moorehead.
i Refusal of Hoke Smith, Georgia, to
vote for either candidate caused the dead
There were forty-three senators pres
ent. With Smith refusing to vote the
Hitchcock and Underwood factions each
had twenty-one votes. Senators Swan
son, Johnson, South Dakota, and Smith,
Arizona, were absent.
The caucus first voted to permit Carter
Glass, the new senator fronj Virginia, to
vote, but later this action was reversed.
Had Glass been permitted to vote Un
derwood would have won by one vote.
Glass has not yet taken his scat in the
senate, although his credentials have been
The Underwood forces cited precedents
for letting Glass vote, but in the end the
caucus refused to allow this.
The caucus lasted two hours and from
the first developed Into a bitter fight,
with Glass and his vote the storm center.
There were many speeches. Senator
Heed described it as one of the bitterest
fights he ever saw.
The vote stood: For Hitchcock, Ash
urst, Chamberlain, Culberson, Henderson.
Kendrick, King, Kirby, Myers, Nugent,
Overman, Phelan, Pomerene, Robinson,
Sheppard, Simmons, Thomas, TrammelL
Walsh of Montana, Wolcott—l 9.
For Underwood, Bankhead, Dial,
Fletcher, Gay, Gerry, Gore, Harris, Har
rison, Jones. McKellar, Pittman, Rans
dell. Reed, Shields, Smith of Maryland,
Smith of South Carolina, Stanley, Walsh
of Massachusetts, and Williams —19.
Not Voting—Hitchcock, Smith of
Georgia, Underwood.
Paired—Beckham, Owen, Smith of Ore
gon, Swanson.
Absent—Glass, Johnson of South
Senator Underwood issued a statement
following the meeting in which he said:
"The result of this vote does not in any
way effect or interfere with Senator
Hitchcock's control of the treaty fight in
the senate. He has had my support in
the past, and if I am elected leader I
will recognize him as the ranking demo
cratic member of the foreign relations
committee on the floor. In this position
he will continue to control the treaty
i “By a vote of 21 to 19, the caucu*
, voted to invite Secretary of Treasury
Glass to participate as senator-elect.
There was some objection to it, how
ever, after the vote was taken. I said
I did not want the vote to be taken
under any but conditions satisfactory
to aIL”
Senator Simmons, democrat. North
Carolina, manager of the Hitchcock
campaign, said. “Had Secretary Glass
been present he would have voted for
Underwood. Senator Johnson, South Da
kota, was absent. Had he been present
he would have voted for Hitchcock. Sen
ator Smith of Arizona, for Underwood,
and Senator Owen for Hitchcock were
paired. Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia
did not vote. The result of the caucus
will not affect the leadership of the
treaty fight in the senflte.”
N. Y. Assembly Speaker Talks
on Socialist Controversy.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 15.—The action
of the socialist members of the New York
state assembly last year and In 1918 on
legislation designed to aid the federal
government in the successful prosecution
of the war, together with information
given by federal intelligence officers, led
to the action of the assembly in suspend
ing five socialists from membership.
Speaker Sweet declared today.
The speaker issued a statement, declar
ing there is precedent for the action of
the house in refusing the suspended
members rights as assemblymen pending
determination of their trial before the
assembly Judiciary committee, which be
gins next Tuesday.
London Court Airs Conditions
at Soldier’s Home.
LONDON, Jan. 15.—The spirit of
Charles Dickens must have been uneasy
when Mrs. George Hintz was haled into
the Shoreditch county court in an evic-‘
tlon case.
The bald account of the case reads as
The Sebrlghts Endowed schools had
obtained an order for the Hintz honsa
to be given up in three weeks.
Mrs. Hintz said she had been unable
to find a place, as she had eight children
under 14 and her husband was in the
army. She thought it very harsh that she
should be put to the worry, in view of
the deplorable conditions under which
she was living. Her children were lying
in water during the night, owing to the
Judge Cluer—That Is just it; you did
not think it flt to inhabit, so you did not
oay the rent, and I had to make an or
der for possession.
Defendant—l wouldn’t care if I could
ret a back room even, but nobody will
have me with eight children.
Judge Cluer—lf you had paid your rent
I would not have turned you out.
Defendant —I have offered it.
Judge Cluer—Yes, but too late.
Defendant —'Well, if I must go, would
you give me anything from the court
that would admit me to the workhouse?
I can not walk the streets with eight
Judge Cluer—l can not give you any
thing from here. You must go In seven
AIX LA CHAPELLE, Jan. 15.—Belgian
sovereignty over the districts of EJupen
and Malmedy, awarded to Belgium by
the treaty of peace with Germany, ha*
been proclaimed.

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