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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.
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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.
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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.

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