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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 217. SENATE ORDERS QUIZ INTO SIMS’ CRACK AT DANIELS’ WAR POLICY WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—A full investigation of the charges made by Rear Admiral Sims regarding the American naval policy during the war was ordered today by the Senate naval affairs committee. Secretary of Navy Daniels today intimated that Admiral Sims may be forced to explain and prove many of the charges he has made against the naval policy. “A thorough investigation should be, made of these charges,” Secretary Dan iels said. “If the senate doesn’t make it, some other tribunal may be asked to.” The committee authorized the medal award investigation committee to in quire fully into the facts placed before that committee by Admiral Sims on Saturday that he was sent to France with orders “Not to let the British pull the wool over your eyes.” The conduct of the war by the navy department also will be gone Into. Senator Pittman, democrat, Nevada, of fered a resolution to have the full navy committee take up the case. This was defeated. A second motion by Pitt man to have a separate subcommittee in quire into the question was defeated. Senator Walsh, democrat, Montana, of : sered a resolution to have the medal awards committee inquire into the charges. This was passed without a record vote. The committee will begin the probe following the completion of the medal awards Investigation. BRITAIN UNMOVED LONDON, Jan. 19.—Early comment on dispatches from Washington reporting the testimony of Admiral Sims before the senate naval affairs commit tee was not inclined to give the affair undue significance. The admiral’s statement that he was warned not to let the British “pull the wool” over his eyes and that “we would as soon fight the British as the Germans,” wag not interpreted as cause for alarm. WARNING NATURAL, SAY NEWSPAPERS. The warning, some newspapers pointed out, was natural enough in view of a certain amount of anti-British sentiment which existed in the United States at the time it was given. It was pointed out that when America did enter the war she came wholeheart edy and was unstinting in her efforts to aid Great Britain and the allies. The American navy, particularly in the opinion of some newspapers, placed itself unreservedly under control of >he Brit ish commanders and did “wonderful and unforgettable service.” PERSHING FIRST TO HIT BRITISH. Many statements may be made in the United States which “will be hurtful to our insular pride,” the Evening Telegram said. "Pershing, that fine soldier, gave us the first blow when he declared America won the war. Now, Admiral Sims hits us in a different fashion by revealing the spirit in which some Americans went into the fight. “We’ll let every American thank God /it was the Germans they fought and still let them think they won the war.” DEMOCRATS SMILE By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS, Staff Correspondent of the International News Service. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—Democrats here are smiling broadly over the “tirade" of Vice Admiral William S. Sims against Josephus Daniels, secretary of the navy. “It is simply the opening of the cam paign,” they charged, “and the begin ning of the opposition party’s attempt to ‘investigate’ the democrats out of the whitehouse into political oblivion.” A careful canvass of leading democrats in Washington indicates that this and the composite opinions which follow is the view generally accepted by the ad ministration. They point out a number of things which, they say, plainly Indicates a wide spread plot to discredit administration officials in their conduct of the war, and, if possible, to bury the fact that the war was won under a deluge of probes, Investigations, legislative in quiries and alleged scandals. \ lIOW THEN SUM UP ADMIRAL’S ATTACK. Admiral Sims, they point out, might have summed up his entire letter, which democrats charge was to the public and not to Secretary Daniels, In a paragraph, to-wlt; that he naturally considered his “sector” the most important in the war, and* in bis opinion, he should, therefore, have been given everything he asked, regardless of needs elsewhere. The attitude of Admiral Sims and that of Gen. John J. Pershing, now declared ■to be a receptive candidate for the re publican nomination for the presidency, democratic circles observe, are distinctly at variance. The admiral's suggestion that the navy department “consider our naval forces as but one relatively small item of an allied naval team, and that our mission was the protection of all lines of communication and not the United States lines of communication alone,” they insist should be studied with Gen. Pershing’s reply to Marsha] Foch and the allied staff when he was asked to “consider the American army as a rela tively small item of an allied team,” and let the American troops be amalga mated with the British and French. Pershing's emphatic refusal and his in sistence that the Yankees should light as an American unit, democrats aver, received the unanimous approval of re pulieans and democrats alike through out the land. QUOTE REPORT AGAINST HIM. Administration officials are putting the hypothetical question: . “Suppose Secretary Daniels had taken Admiral Sims’ advice and the American navy had 1 ,en amalgamated with that of Great Britain, ‘for the protection of allied lines of communication and not the United States lines of communiea (Continued on Page Three.) IffeTHE WEATHER,! Local Forecast—Fair and colder to night and Tuesday, becoming unsettled by Tuesday night; lowest temperature tonight 15 to 20 degrees. Indiana Forecast—Fair tonight, except snow in northeast portion; Tuesday fair and colder. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 24 la. m 25 S a. m 26 9 a. pi 30 10 a. m 83 11 a, m 36 12 (noon) 34 Sun sets today, 4:49; rises tomorrow. 7:02; sets, 4:50. One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 54; lowest, 37. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1879. LEGION HEADS MAP POLICIES TOWARD REDS Americanization Committee of Veteran Organization in Meeting Here. The attitude which the American le gion will take toward the activities of reds the I. W l . W. and other organiza tions of doubtful Americanism was be ing mapped out at a meeting of the Americanization committee of the legion and other legion officials at national headquarters here today. The committee was expected to issue a statement setting forth the policy of the legion for the guidance of individual posts which have been taking a vigorous part in upholding American principles. I * Members of the committee discussed .the action of posts in all parts of the "country in preventing the holding of meetings which they believed to be op posed to American principles. NATIONAL COMMANDER ATTENDS THE SESSION. Franklin D’Olier, national commander of the legion, attended the meeting. Commander D’Olier received a lettei from Jack Kearns, manager of Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion prize fighter, in which Kearns contended that Dempsey was not a “slacker” in the war and that he is being wrongly ac cused by some members of the Ameri can legion. He enclosed a newspaper clipping in which it was contended that Dempsey was not a draft dodger and that he obtained exemption on legitimate grounds. Mr. D'Olier said that there was nothing for the legion to do about the matter. COMMITTEE MEN IN MEETING HERE. Members of the legion Americanization committee who were present at the meet ing were Arthur Wood. New York; Frazer Metzger, Randolph, Vt.; Philip R. Bange, Grand Forks, N. D.; Edison K. Bixby, Muskogee, Okla.; Edward A. Fitzpatrick, Madison, Mis.; Hiram Bingham, New Haven, Conn.; John Mac- Vicar, Des Moines, la. Other legion of ficials present at the meeting are Kirk Smith, Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; Augustus H. Gansser. Detroit, Mich.; Robert L. Moor head, Indianapolis; Edward Orton, Jr., Columbus, O.; Her.r.v F. Ffedeman, Little Rock, Ark.; Dr. Edwin F. Henry, Omaha, Neb.; B. M. Roszel, Vermont; J. F. Klerman, Providence, R. I.; F. M. Sieh. South Dakota; Henry Breckenrldge, Washington. D. C., and John Thomas Taylor, Washington, D. C. Presbyterians Open Conference Tonight The annual mid-winter conference of the Presbyterian Young People of In dianapolis will open tonight at Memorial Presbyterian church, Eleventh street and Ashland avenue. The convention will close Thursday night. Walter P. Howell, field representatives of the board, will be In charge of all sessions. Pastors, Sunday school superintend ents, teachers, officers of the Sunday schools and members of the Christian Endeavor societies of the Presbyterian churches of the city will attend. Well known speakers will address, the ses sions of the convention. Chinese School Commission Coming The Chinese commission which is in this country studying American schools will arrive in Indianapolis Wednesday evening, according to a telegram re ceived today by L. N. Hines, state super intendent of public instruction. The commission will spend the remainder of the week visiting Indiana schools. There are thirteen persons in the party, accord ing to the telegram. $250,000 in Drugs Taken by Burglars MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19.—Five men broke into the plant of the Standard Medical Company early today and es caped with cocaine, morphine and heroin estimated to be worth 5250,000. They bound the watchman and carried away the loot in sacks. Attorney General's Life Guarded as Radicals Send Threat Letters WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. —Threats against the life of Attorney General Palmer are being made daily, it became known here today, because of his activities in suppressing criminal radicalism. Justice department officials are taking every precaution to guard their chief. “Threatening letters are received al-, mist every day,’’ said Robert Scott, con fidential secretary to Palmer, today. “Although many are obviously writ ten by cranks, there is no d'oubt that there is real danger.” The pbeau of investigation has charge of taking the necessary precau tions to guard Palmer, Scott said. Immediately after the attempt to as sassinate Palmer last summer by dyna-1 miting his house, the bureau assigned one of its most skillful operatives to guard the attorney general. This man now goes everywhere with Palmer, no matter how short the distance. LETTERS OVERFLOW LARGE FILE. On trips which take Palmer out of Washington, other operatives are as signed to guard, when necessary. “Meanwhile, still other agents of the investigation bureau are continually en gaged in bunting down the senders ol the threatening letters which now over flow a large file in the investigation bureau. “These letters have been sent from practically every big city In the coun try,” said Scott. “Occasionally a name is signed, presumably a false one, but most of the letters are without signature. Martens’ Quiz Starts Without Legal Counsel Senators Object to Stevenson Who Served Committee in New York. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—Opposition to Archibald Stevenson, counsel for the Lusk legislative committee when it in vestigated soviet Russian activities in New York, caused the senate commit tee appointed to probe alleged bolshe vism and propaganda to proceed without legal assistance this morning. Senator Moses, republican of New Hampshire, chairman of the committee, said counsel would be selected later. When Stevenson was ,suggested as counsel, Senator Borah, republican of Idaho, opposed him. Martens was repre sented by former Senator Hardwick of Georgia. WARRANT READY TO SERVE ON MARTENS. Frank Burk, assgistant chief of the Washington bureau of the department of justice, is waiting at the capltol with a warrant for the deportation of Martens, it was stated at the department of jus tice. Department officials said Burke would serve the warrant on Martens as soon as the senate subcommittee hears his complete testimony. Martens probably will be taken to the immigration station at Baltimore, where he will be interrogated and possibly released on bail until transportation fa cilities are secured for his deportation to soviet Russia. MARTENS FIRST WITNESS CALLED. Martens was the first witness called by Senator Moses. Former Senator Hardwick Martens’ counsel, stated the Russian envoy had prepared a “full and complete statement,” which he desired to read to the committee. Accompanying the statement would be many documents In English aud Russian, Hardwick said. “In the statement Martens will deny specifically that he had been Identified with or instigated any movement or propaganda involving any resort to vio lence or any attempt whatever to over throw the American government,” Hard wick said. “It will show that he has acted with scrupulous propriety and in full accordance with international law as a representative in this country of the Russian people.” Hardwick said he himself had super vised the ’’construction” of the state ment. Ax Senator Borah's suggestion, Mar tens was permitted to proceed with his statement. Martens spoke in English with a pronounced accent which did not, however, prevent him from being clearly heard and understood. RHODE ISLAND TO TEST U. S. LID Supreme Court Grants Right of Liquor Law Hearing. WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.—The supreme court today speeded up Its final decision as to whether constitutional prohibition is valid. Announcement was made that the ap plication of the state of Rhode Island to institute original proceedings in the court to test the validity of the eighteenth amendment and the Volstead law enforc ing it had been granted. Rhode Island, in making the applica tion, claimed the law could not be en forced in the state against its consent, as the state had rejected the prohibition amendment. Enforcement would be a se rious infringment upon the police powers and sovereign rights of the state, it was claimed. The supreme court was asked to ad vance arguments in cases testing tho con stitutional rights of states by referendum to override action of legislature In ratify ing the prohibition act. OMo and proht biiton leaders of the state joined in mak ing the motion. Machinery Export Financed by U. S. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—The war finance corporation this afternoon an nounced that it had granted an applica tion for $10,000,000 to finance the exporta tion of machinery to England, France, Italy and Belgium. The total advances made for this purpose are announced at approximately $30,000,000. City Wants Men to Work on Ash Wagons The city of Indianapolis is sadly in need of ash haulers and the pay is $3.20 for an eight-hour day. Chief of Police Jerry Kinney has been appealed to by Thomas- A. Riley of the board of public works to aid in obtaining ash haulers. Shortage of men is given as the reason for the board of works being unable to operate all of its equipment. One, received from a writer who signed a woman’s name, read, in part: “ ‘Our brother gladly gave his life in a worthy cause. He failed. You must be removed. You’ll hear from us again.’ ” This was a reference to the dynamiter who blew himself to bits last summer while trying to assassinate Palmer in his home. “LIBERTY LOVING PEOPLE” VOICE OF LETTER. Another letter sent more recently.from Baltimore read: “Our mutual position is pretty clear. What has k been done by ns so far is only a warning that there are friends of popular liberties still living, only now (underscored) we are getting into the fight and you will have a chance to see what liberty loving people can do.” Letters decorated with black bands and red Ink, Intended to represent blood, are obviously from cranks and get little serious attention from the Justice of ficials unless they are very unusual. Generally sutb letters betray that they are written by disgruntled foreigners because of the mistakes in grammar and spelling. The threatening letters arrived in large numbers Just before Palmer started on his recent trip to Indianapolis in con nection with the coal strike. £ INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1920. HELP REACHES DISABLED U. S. ARMY STEAMER Powhatan in No Immediate Danger—British Ship Tows Her Into Halifax. 271 PASSENGERS ABOARD NEW YORK, Jan. 39.—The American transport Powhatan, disabled by leaks which have flooded her firm room today, was i ndistress about 500 miles east of New, York. The latest wireless from her comman der, Capt. Randall, reported that she was in no immediate clanger and that the White Star liner Cedric was towing her to port and would take off 271 military and civilian passengers as soon as the heavy seas abated. The first message from the Powhatan said: “Ship leaking in fire room. Fire room flooded. Steam not sufficient to operate pumps. Assistance requested. Northeast gale blowing.” HELP ARRIVES, SAYS WIRELESSS. Later another message announced the arrival of the Cedric and ■asked for tugs from Halifax. At II o’clock this morning this radio from Commander Randall of the Pow hatan was received : “O. K. now. Water not flowing In. Passengers uncomfortable on account of no heat or light. Need no further assistance.” Col. Mitchell, in charge of the army transport service here, said three coasc. guard cutters from the Boston district, two destroyers from Newport and two army transports, the Northern Pacific and the Martha Washington, had been ordered to the Powhatan’s assistance. The two transports are homeward bound from Europe with the last of the American expeditionary force aboard. 267 ARMY’ MEN ON POWHATAN. The Powhatan's passenger list in cludes 183 military, eighty-four war de partment, two navy department and two commerce department passengers. In cluded among these are seventy-five for mer service men who were en route to France to begin the work of removing soldier dead to this country. They are in charge of Herbert S. Foreman, former artillery officer of the Rainbow divlson. The Powhatan formerly was the Ger man liner Hamburg. She was used by the former kaiser in his visit to Eng land In 1906 and carried Theodore Roose velt and his party to Europe in 1909. The freighter Yarmouth, with a ?2,000,- 000 cargo of whisky, gin and champagne, bound for Havana, was reported sinking thirty-five miles off Cape May today. A coast guard cutter and two steamers were sent to her assistance. The Yarmouth is operated by the Rlack Star line, a corporation recently organized by negroes here. CEDRIC TOWING POWHATAN IN BOSTON, Jan. 19.- The American transport Powhatan, which was disabled about 300 miles east of New York with about 271 passengers aboard. Is being towed to Halifax. N. S.. by the White Star liner Cedric, according to a wire less message received at. Charlestown navy yard here todav The message said the ship was In no immediate danger. LOSS TO PAPER PLANT $75,000 Incendiary Believed Respon sible for Flames Here. While firemen poured streams of water today on the smouldering ruins of the National Paper Stock Company's build ing, 301-306 South Missouri street, of ficers of the state fire marshal’s office, assisted by city detectives, started an investigation into the cause of the fire, which, officers of the company and fire men declare, was of Incendiary origin. The blaze was discovered at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Henry T-. Bevertdgp. president of the National Paper Stock Company, today estimated the loss on building and stock at $75,000. The loss is covered by insurance. A fire believed also to have been started by incendiaries simultaneously caused a 520,000 loss to the Toledo Paper Stock Company at Toledo, 0., which is owned by tho same men. SWITCHMAN FIRST TO DISCOVER FLAMES. Mr. Beveridge, president of the Na tional Paper Stock Company, and S. B. Sutpbln, secretary of that company, are also officers of the Beveridge Paper Com pany, a separate corporation. The flames that destroyed the plan: here were discovered by a switchman in the tower at Kentucky avenue and Mis souri street. For hours the firemen fought the flames. Their work was made difficult by the zero weather. The build ing was a five-story brick, filled with thousands of bales of old paper. Work done in the building was the sorting and reballing of the paper before it was shipped to the factory. The flames mounted high for about two hours and then died down to a dull, glowing mass. Then the firemen continued to pour witoj, on the ruins. Ice coverel the street, the walls, the fire apparatus, and the fire hose. It may be auother twenty-four hours before all the firemen leave the scene. BRICK HITS FIREMAN ON FIRE ESCAPE. Frank Quinn, fireman from engine com pany No. 4, was slightly injured by a falling brick while he was on a fire es cape of the burning building. He was taken home. About seven freight cars standing on the track near the building were moved by a awiteh engine Just a few minutes before the east wall fell out. Mike Mehan, 520 Dorman street, a war veteran who saw service in France, ap peared at the scene of the fire with j> five-gallon boiler of coffee. This he served to the fire fighters and then hired a taxi and made frequent trips to refill the can. I. N. Worth of the International Har vester Company opened the of that company’s building near the scene of the fire and served sandiches, coffee and cigars to the firemen who came to get warm while their relief fought the flames. Mr. Beveridge today pointed out that there was no fire in the building for heat ing purposes, all the heat being received from the Indianapolis Light and Heat Company’s plant. This, he stated, gave strength to the belief that the fire was started by an Incendiary. The Massey- Harris Harvester Company, 307 South Missouri street, whose building adjoined the National Paper Stock Company, suf fered a slight loss from smoke and water. BFRGLARS SHV AT SAFE. A. G. Hermann, president of the Union Steel and Wire Company, Division street and Standard avenue, today reported that burglars got in the office of the company and stole some appliances. They tailed to break epan the safe. AMERICA WILL SERVE WORLD TO BEST OF ABILITY - WILSON M fPJ j -lh i 1 ASK NEW TRIAL FOR HARRY NEW State Objects to Plea of Attorneys. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19.—Another ef fort to save Harry S. New, Jr., now un der conviction of second degree murder, for the slaying of bis sweetheart. Freda Lesser, was begun here today with the filing by his attorneys of a motion for a new trial. The expense of the trial, if granted, will be borne by United States Senator Harry S. New of Indiana. New was scheduled to come before Judge Craig today for sentence. The law provides that he may be sentenced to from ten years to life. The state will strenuously oppose the grunting of anew trial. M. MILLERAND MADE PREMIER Governor of Alsace Accepts French Leadership. PARIS, Jan. 19.— Alexandre Mltlerand, governor of Alsace, today accepted the offer of President Poincare to head the new French cabinet. Millerand himself will take the port folio of foreign affairs in addition to his duties as premier. The remainder of the cabinet he named as follows: Minister of war, Andre Lefevre. Minister of marine, M. Landry. Minister of the interior, M. Stceg. Minister of public instruction, Andre Honnorat. Minister of finance, Francois Marsal. Minister of commerce, M. Isaac. Minister of labor, Paul .Tourdatn. Minister of justice, M. L'Hoptteau. Minister of public works, M. Letroquer. Minister of hygiene, M. Breton. Minister of liberated regions, M. Tour on. Andre Tardieu, former French high commissioner to the United States, re fused to retain his portfolio as minister of liberated regions. All the new ministers except the heads of the departments of finance and agri culture are members of parliament. Bulgarians Put O. K. on Treaty of Peace LONDON, Jan. 19. —The Bulgarian na tional assembly at Sofia has retlfied the terms of the Bulgarian peace treaty, ac cording to a Central News dispatch from Paris today. Burglar Ransacks Home of J. E. Krause A burglar ransackd the home of J. Ed ward Krause, president of the Hotel Washington Company, on Cold Spring road, the police learned today. The Krause family is in Florida and it is not known what was stolen. Italian Rail Men Vote General Strike PARIS, Jan. 19. —The Italian railway unions have voted by a big majority to call a general strike today, a dispatch from Milan to newspapers here declared. Buffalo Times Plant Burns; Loss $500,000 BUFFALO, .Tan. 19.—The two build ings of the Buffalo Evening Times were burned Sunday, with a loss of $500,000. Norman E. Mack la publisher of the , „ . ... _ . ) By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rates, j Elsewhere, 12c. By Mall, 60c Per Month. “AIN’T HE GRAND!” M. CLEMENCEAU GLAD TO GET OUT Says He'll Ride Camels as Others Worry About Peace. PARIS, Jan. 19.—“1 will let someone else do the worrying over peace prob lems now," declared Georges Clemeneeau before the meeting of the supreme coun cil today. M. Clemeneeau, who resigned yesterday as premier, continued: "I am going to Egypt for a vacation. While the others are worrying I will be riding camels." M. Clemeneeau has been in rare good humor since the presidential election on Saturday, when Paul Deschanel was chosen to succeed Raymond Poincare. He was unusually gay while receiving snd chatting with visitors. POLICE NET GETS 14 MEN, 5 WOMEN Restaurant Man and Eight Others Held as Gamblers. Fourteen men and five women were on the police slate today as the result of activity of the morals squad. The squad raided an alleged gambling game in the restaurant of Charles Wil son, 2116 West Morris street. Wilson was charged with keeping a gambling house and eight men were charged with gam bling. Three men and three women were ar rested at the Loraine hotel, a man and a woman were arrested at the New Oc cidental hotel and a man and a woman were arrested at the Great Eastern hotel, all on statutory charges. 50,000 BARRELS WHISKY SEIZED Government Charges Tax Fraud Against Kentucky Firm. LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Jan. 19.—Officers of the internal revenue department to day seized the entire plant of the Wathen distillery and 50,000 barrels of whisky, charging that an attempt to defraud the government has been made on the liquor taxes. The entire plant and the whisky, the total value of which is estimated at be tween $2,000,000 and $3,000,000, are sub ject to forfeiture to the government. Government agents charge that thou sands of cases of whisky were placed in the free warehouse after $2.20 'tax was passed on the liquor for medicinal pur poses. It is charged that this whisky was later sold generally at $l3O a case to any one who would purchase it. The tax on it would thus have been $6.40, and the government alleges a swindle of $106,000. It was announced that warrants would be issued for R. E. Wathen, head of the firm, and for W. F. Knoblekamp, man ager of the firm. Knoblekamp also is president of the Louisville baseball club. They will be charged with defrauding the government of whisky taxes, of fail ure properly to label whisky, selling without a license and violation of the war-time prohibition act. These offenses carry peanltiee of fines up to $5,000 and imprisonment up to twv> years. Refuse to O. K. sls Per Day for Surveyor The state board of accounts has re fused to approve a contract whereby the commissioners of Lake county were to pay Roy Seely, county surveyor, sls a day for his services and expenses. The examiners pointed out that the legal pay Is $7 a day and 7 cents a mile where the surveyer usee his own automobile. / BLAST KILLS 3; SEVENINJURED Iron Mill Boiler Blows Up in East Chicago. HAST. CHICAGO, Ind., Jan. 19.—Three men were killed and seven others in jured, one probably fatally, today in a boiler explosion in the Interstate Iron and Steel Company’s plant here. Officials were fearful that several other men, who could not be located after the explosion, might be buried in the debris. The injured men were rushed to a hospital at Hammond. The explosion was terrific and com pletely wrecked the 9-ineh mill of the plant. About fifty men were In the mill at the time of the blast and many suffered minor hurts. Early identification of those killed was impossible because of the condition of the bodies. Says Legion Political Tool of Republicans CHICAGO. Jan. 19.—The American legion is the “political creature of the Republican party," John Fitzpatrick, president of the Chicago federation of labor, charged at a meeting of the labor organization yesterday. “The members of the legion are not real soldiers,” he declared. “Real work ing men who fought In the war should join the World War Veterans of the Pri vate Soldiers’ and,Sailors’ Legion. Officers of the American Legion here have announced 1n favor of ignoring Fitzpatrick's attack. Men’s Apparel Club Meets Here March 1-3 Plans for the annual meeting of the Men’s Apparel Club of Indiana, which will be held at a local hotel March 1-3, have been completed, according to an nouncement made today. A meeting of officers was held Sat urday, when a social program was out lined which will include a banquet for 400 guests. Officers of the cub are Albert Levi, president; Jack Rohr, vice president; Ftoyd E. White, secretary. Revenue Man Indorses Child Labor Pamphlet Approval of the publication and dis tribution by the state industrial board of a pamphiet containing laws pertaining to child labor and the employment of women is expressed by James Hagerman of the internal revenue department In a letter to the board. L. Ert Slack, former United States district attorney, objected to the publi cation of the pamphiet on the ground that it misrepresented the laws. Get Order in Early for Your Vacant Lot Citizens who. desire to avail themselves of the use of vacant lots for home gar dens this spring and summer should at once file their applications for lots with the Patriotic Gardeners’ association, third floor of the city hall. Government seeds will be distributed to those making ap plication. Grand Jury to Wait Week in Coal Data Announcement was made today that the federal grand jury, which has been investigating the coal Industry, will re sume its hearings at the federal build ing next Monday. It adjourned Friday because evidence desired was not avail- Home EDITION TWO CENTS. MESSAGE SENT PAN-AMERICAN MONEY CONFAB Republics Will Fulfill Every Obligation, He Declares in Brief Address. POSITION IS PRIVILEGED WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—The American republics will “serve the world to the utmost of their capac ity,” declared President Wilsor to day in a message of greeting to the second pan-American financial conference, in session here. The American nations will fulfill theti obligations to the world, the president declared. “It is no small achievement that th< Americans are able today to say to tin world, ‘Here is an important section o| the globe which has today eliminated the idea of conquest from its national thoughts and from Its international policy’,” said the message. REGRETS INABILITY TO BE PRESENT. President Wilson’s message read a| the opening session at the Pan-American Union this morning follows; “Gentlemen of the Americas: “I regret more deeply 'than I can well expres* that the condition of my health deprive* me of the pleasure and privilege of meeting with you and personally ex pressing the gratification which every officer of this government has because of the friendly and significant mission which brings you to us. “I rejoice with you that in these trou bled times of world reconstruction the republics of the American continent* should seek no selfish purpose but should be guided by a desire to serve one another and to serve the world te the utmost of their capacity. POSITION GIYES GREAT PRIVILEGES. “The great privileges that have been showered upon us both by reason of our geographical position, and becausw of the high political and social ideals that have determined the national de velopment of every country of the American continent, carry '.vith them obligations, the fulfillment of which must be regarded as a real privilege by every true American. “It is no small achievement that the Americans are able today to say to the world. ‘Here is an important section of the globe which has today eleminnted the. idea of conquest from its national thoughts and from its international pol icy.’ The spirit of mutual helpfulness which animates this conference supple ments and strengthens this important achievement of international policy. I rejoice with you that w-e are privileged to assemble with the sole purposy of ascertaining how we can serve one 4sw other, for In so doing wa best serv# the world.” AMERICA GAINS NEW RESPONSIBILITIES. Secretary Landing, who made the wel coming address, also urged higher ideal*. “We can not avoid new responsibilities to one another and to the world and ought not even if we could,” he said. “It is folly to cherish the illusion that the war has not effected the peace, pros perity and progress of American na-s tions,” he declared. “The Americas stand for certain p® lltical and social ideals which perme ated our very existence as nations sine* we declared and achieved our independ ence. We can render to humanity na greater service than to preserve these lofty Ideals untouched by sordid o* selfish purpose as living witnesses t® their beneficent power over the affair* of men.” Secretary Glass, who presided, declared that the world is suffering from a great er unrest than at any time in CM> turies. Mankind, he said, is showing signs of “neurosis,” which may presage the breakdown of government unless all differences are settled for the common good. May Request Kaiser to Give Himself Up THE HAGUE, Jan. 19.—Dr. Ch J. \f, Ruya de Beerenbrouck, the Dutch pre mier, has had a long conference with Foreign Minister Karenbeek, presumably over the allied note demanding extradi tion of the former kaiser, it was re ported today. The Dutch officials, it was said, agreed to make representations to the fromei kaiser suggesting he offer to surrender voluntarily to the allies. Burglars Plunder Dentist’s Office Burglars got $35 worth of gold and some instruments In the office of Dr. E. E. Voyles, dentist, SO4 Odd Fellow build ing, during the night. They “Jimmied H the ball door and an inner door. It 1* believed by Motor Police Morarity and Harris that the burglars were frightened away, as they left some gold and did not try to enter an adjoining office. Judge Holds Fate . of Fortune Teller Anna Adams may know what Pritchard is going to do to her In court before the judge announces his JgM clsion. A sign on the window of place. 517 West Washington street, reflSjn 'Come in- Your head is like book to me." Scrgts. Bates and Helm urres*sJ)j >“ on a charge of violating the nntfgeSffijgfei telling law. Sb.- will be tried mi *• ?*L*\ court. Man Fractures ■ in Fall on IcyAYalK James W. Y/illiams, 54, of 324 Nort* Missouri street, fell on an Icy sidewalk today and bis right hip w r as.broken. H 4 was sent to the city hospital. 1,000 New Flu Cases in Chicago; 13 Did CHICAGO, Jan. 19.—Nearly 1,000 oaw cases of influent* ware reported to th* health department the last twenty-fond hours. Thirteen death* were reportnl la the tease peeled.