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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 234. NEW BELT LINE PROPOSED FOR INDIANAPOLIS Movement Under Way to Build System Which Will Develop Rural Districts. KINNEY BACKS PROJECT Indianapolis has today another belt line of transportation—on paper—a pre liminary plan for the expansion of the city’s Industrial domains. This fact was admitted by H. B. Kinney of tbe H. E. Kinney Grain Com pany, one of the leaders in the dreams for a “Greater Indianapolis.” The proposed second belt line has been carefully surveyed by John Shaffer, an In dianapolis engineer, who supervised the construction of several of the Hoosier interurban lines and other extensive rail road building. “The outer belt line will extend from near Ben Davis, swing southward just north to Southport, east of Irvington, and loop up north of Broad Ripple, map ping out for Indianapolis a gigantic manufaeturing field holding out an expansion schedule that is wonder fully alluring." declared Mr. Kinney. OTHERS INTERESTED IN PROJECT. About twenty local business men and financiers have been consulted in the new transportation line project, Mr. Kinney explained. Eastern capitalists have been consulted, and their representatives have visited Indianapolis. Final details of financing the plan is under way, he says. That manufacturing Indianapolis needs widening out is evident, Mr. Kinney pointed out, in the prices demanded for suitable industrial sites, as well as the growth of the city's residential sections. The new transportation line will be a combined electric and steam road ar rangement, it is said, enabling the out lying residence districts to become acces sible to each other without congesting the downtown sections. O. D. Haskett, president of Mars Hill association, and also head of the O. D. Haskett Dumber Company, also admitted that he had been consulted on the project and was heartily in favor of the prelimi nary plans. SEES INDIANA POMS CROWING UNDER PLAN. “It will enable the outlying districts like Mars Hill to grow, and that means a Greater Indianapolis,” Mr. Haskett said. The promoters of tho second belt line are said to be planning to secure the co operation of the city in an effort to put the scheme over. “It’s a plan that Is worthy of the un qualified indorsement of the people.” said Mr. Haskett and Mr. Kinney, “and we feel that when the people realize the ad vantages of the plans they will support the plan in every way.” The outlying belt line will probably be constructed about eight miles from the Circle, extending the manufacturing and industrial sites over an area more than twenty-four miles in circumference. No data has been made public concern ing the extent of the financial iuvolve ment, Mr. Kinney said, but it has been estimated that the project will cost sev eral millions of dollars to “put it over.” In connection with the present expan sion program of southwest Indianapolis it is known that a large manufacturing concern, has acquired eighty acres of ground near Mars Hill on which to con struct a big manufacturing plant. WILL PROVIDE SHIPPING FACILITIES. This project, together with other ne gotiations under way for the develop ment of territory outside the present belt railroad will necessitate improve ment in switching and shipping facili ties. and will be added reasons why the new transportation program of Indian apolis should be built promptly. Officials of the new Lafayette Motors Company, located at the old Stenotype plant, Mars Hill, emphasized the need of improving the present interurban and street car service to that plant in order to enable the company employes to get to work on time. D. McCall White, one of the heads of the Lafayette Motors Company, insisted that Indianapolis must not slumber in bringing about necessary improvements In transportation problems. NO TIME FOR HOT AIR, HE SAYS. “Talk has-been widespread,” said Mr. White today, “and it is time that action was crystalized out of the hot air. We’ve got to get better co-operation from the street car companies in order to get un der way here at our plant. We’ll begin to produce within a few weeks and we must be able to get our workmen, our womem clerks and officials out here with out so much handicapped traffic prob lems. We’ve got to secure from the board of works and the street car com panies special traffic arrangements in order to handle probably thousands of employes. “And as far as the now proposed belt plans are concerned,” he continued, “I am glad to hear of it. I have not been consulted yet in the matter In any way, but anything that will enable Indian spoils to develop is the thing to take up. I've got faith in the possibilities of this city, and If we can have an awakening we will be able to put over the Chamber of Commerce program of industrial growth. Yet It will never be done 11 selfish real estate interests and narrow minded traffic officials can not see far ther than the end of their noses. T’m not a knocker, that is, a pessimistic knocker, but we must do some knocking /while the iron Is hot and shape out la substantial improvement in order to ; bring order out of a temporary chaos. |Em for a big expansion program in lour present transportation facilities.” Collegians to Give Skin for Operation GOSHEN. Ind., Feb. 7.—A number of Goshen college students today prepared to provfde skin for grafting on the legs of R. Throckmorton, a photographer, who has been hovering between life and death for several weeks following a fall Into a steam vat at a faetorV. Each man was expected to give not less than two square inches of skin. Ten dollars an Inch was the remuneration offered. Chemists Examine Alleged Corn Booze City chemists today will examine the liquor found in three poolrooms by Sergt. White and Patrolman Feeney, Friday. The officers arrested Chris Thomas, T7S Ketcham street; Dennis Nick of Arnold avenue, poolroom proprietors, and Nick Charley, owner of a barber shop on Arnold avenue, in the raids, charging them with violating the prohibition law. The police say they believe the liquor Is corn whisky colored with brown sugar. OVERCOMES TROUBLESOME HABIT. KEARNEY, Neb., Feb. 7.—George H. Harris found a way to heat old H. C. L. i He has just completed a twenty-eight kday fast. Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Find Auto Used by Enright’s Slayers CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—The automobile which carried the gunmen who killed “Mossy” Enright, Chicago labor leader and gunman, Tuesday night, was In the hands of police today. The machine was found in a south side garage. Ralph Buliuo. the owner of the j automobile, was sought by police today, j Authorities do not believe Buliuo was in ! the car when Enright was slain, but be i lieve he can give information which will aid in tracing the murderers. Fifteen men and women were taken by police in a raid on a saloon, following a tip that several men connected with the slaying, were In the place. The women were released, but the men were held for further questioning. TUG RESCUES 32 PASSENGERS OF STRANDED SHIP New York Police Boat Goes to Aid of Vessel Off Rock away Point. GOTHAM DIGGING OUT NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—The police tug i Patrol started to remove the thirty-two : passengers from the Old Dominion liner Princess Anne, stranded off Rockaway i Point, shortly after 11 o’clock today. They will be landed at the Battery in this city, it was said. The transfer was being made by two ' boats, a police launch and a coast guard power boat. The police craft was the first to reach tbe stranded liner and was greeted with cheers by the benumbed | passengers and crew, who had been wtibout heat or warm food since the Idler room was flooded yesterday. BLIZZARD DIES DOWN IN EAST. The Wizard which In two days turned much of 1 the eastern part of the country into a great white desert today had blown itself out to sea. Isolated communities, many of which were thrown into the primitive through interruption of traffic, began literally digging themselves back to civilization. Snowbound railways and traction lines started to function once more. New York City, probably the hardest hit of any of the centers of population, | was still without surface street car serv ice and there was a general embargo on all but essential traffic. About 3,500 of j the 20.000 men needed to clear away the snow are working. The weather bureau reported a heavy snowfall in New England today, with lighter precipitation extending as far west as the Great Lakes region and Ohio valley. In response to Mayor Hylan's proelama j tion, thousands of privately owned trucks [ and privately employed laborers were j placed at the disposal of the street clean | ing department. A determined assault was begun at daybreak throughout the entire city to clear the principal streets that are covered by mountainous snow drifts. The mayor has appealed for a three day embargo on private passenger motor ! cars, such as was put into effect in the “gasoline saving” days of the war. The embargo this time, however, is to prevent the streets from being cluttered by auto mobiles. Railroad schedules were completely dis arranged and street railway traffic in the city Is absolutely paralyzed. The main power houses supplying elec tricity fear a tieup tomorrow because ot i the fuel famine. SHIPPING BOARD VESSEL IN DISTRESS. I The United States shipping board : steamer Polar Bear is disabled at son 'and in immediate need of assistance,” said a wireless message picked up by the naval communication service today. The Polar Bear was due here Thursday , from Bermuda. | The radiogram from the Polar Bear : was apparently garbled and efforts were made to get in communication with her ; to learn her exact position so a cutter could be sent to her aid. STEAMER GROUNDS OFF MAINE COAST OTTERCLIFFS, Me., Feb. 7.— ! The | steamer Polar Bear went aground off Machiasport last night and Is In a sink ing conidtlon, according to word re ceived here today. According to the message the crew of the stranded steamer has been taken off by the United States destroyer Cushing, which is standing by. No further word had been received j from the vessel up to noon today. ‘ROYALTY’SNUBS EX KING NICHOLAS Gives Up Hope of Throne and Turns Artist. PARIS, Feb. 7.—Nicholas, the aged ex king of Montenegro, who Is now living I in Paris, has been sent to Coventry by “other members of European royalty’ who are spending the winter here. Nicho las has given up efforts to regain his throne and has Burned botanist and amateur painter. He spends much time in his garden or amusing himself with Ia child’s set of water colors. Nicholas is greatly depressed at being I snubbed by royalty. He attempted to | call upon former Empress Eugenie and j former Queen Amelia of Portugal, but both refused to see him. The young ! shah of Persia passed Nicholas by with 1 a now of the head when they met on the street.j The young Prince Feisal, son of the king of the Hedjaz, In Ara bia, Is the only member of royalty who would promenade with Nicholas. Trainman Killed; Snow Causes Wreck JERSEY CITY, N. J„ Feb. 7.—One man was killed and three others were serious ly injured today when a passenger loco nictlve and a switch engine collided in the Pennsylvania railroad yards. The fireman was killed when the switch en gine overturned. The accident - was caused by the snow, which obscured the view of signals, officials stated. Noted Canadian Physician Dead OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 7.—Sir James Grant, 89, sole survivor of the first Ca nadian parliament anM eminent physician, died late yesterday following injuries re ceived when he fell on the street two weeks ago. Sir James was the first Canadian physi cian to receive the title of K. C. M. G., the honor having been bestowed by the late Queen Victoria Entered as Second Class Matter, July 28, 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. CALLS SMITH AND EDWARDS PERIL TO U. S. Commoner Asserts Executives of New York and New Jer sey May Kill Party. FEARS FOR DEMOCRATS MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 7.—Charging Gov. Alfred E. Smith of New York and Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey with having “entered upon the task of burying the democratic party in the grave with the saloon,” William Jennings Bryan, in a state ment today, answered the Smith and Edwards speeches made at a dinner given to National Democratic Chair man Cummings in New York Thurs day night. Replying to a request for a statement, Bryan said: “Who will not accuse me of doing in justice to Mr. Cummings? He shows no Interest in the democratic party. His chief business seems to be to act as a sounding board for the champions of the liquor traffic. He lends official sanc tion to the political progress o a criminal business, which has been outlawed by the conscience of the nation. “Gov. Edwards aifd Gov. Smith, both of whom owe their election to a lawless business, which conspires against public morals, have entered upon the task of burying the democratic party in the grave with the saloon. If their fight rests upon their individual merits, it will be a farce. If tbe brew-ers and dta tlllers finance it, the preconvention cam paign will make the Newberry campaign look like e Sunday shool picnic.” ADMIRAL SIMS PRO-BRITISH, DANIELS SAYS Secretary of Navy Regrets He Recommended Officer for High Rank. CITES ARMY CRITICISM WASHINGTON. F“h. 7. Evidence aimed to show that Admiral Sims was pro-British was presented to the senate subcommittee investigating medal awards by Secretary of the Navy Daniels today. Secretary Daniels said lv- would not have recommended Admiral Sitns for a permanent rank of Admiral “had I known iconditions which 1 now know.*’ Secretary Daniels read a statement by I Representative Byrnes (deni., S. C.) de ic’aring that Sims told him (Byrnes) that Pershing was “unable to break through tlie German lines and that the United states navy had done little to combat tho submarine." He said one officer of 'the army bad told firm'-’- that otirhy Ad miral Sims would have made the State ment. "which was British propaganda.” MENTIONS WRITINGS 'IN MAGAZINE. Secretary Daniels gave as a second rea- I son why he would change hi< recotn imendation that statements attributed to Slins that “the United States should not develop a merchan marine, nsf'Jt should be controlled by Great Britain because of geographical position.” “The third reason is based on Sims’ writings in a current magazine. ’’ Secre tary Daniels said. “There was a wide difference of opin- I lon between the secretary of the navy and Roar Admiral Sims with reference to | medals or decorations conferred by for i eign governments.” Secretary Daniels J said. “I did not believe men in the ! American naval service should accept ! decorations or medals from foreign gov. j ernments, holding that It was contrary j to American ideals, laws and traditions. | The rear admiral was made acquainted I with the fact that this view was the pol , icy of the navy department.” SIMS ACCEPTED BRITISH DECORATION. Admiral Sims accepted a decoration by ! the British government before authorized to do so by the navy department. Secre tary Daniels told the subcommittee. He explained that Sims acted under the authority granted by the act authorizing “officers of the military” to receive such honors. This was against the will of the department. Daniels said. The law since has been accepted to sustain Sims’ con tention. DENY BRITISH BAN ON COTTON Only Parliament Could En force Embargo Against U. S. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Great Britain today Informed the United States govern ment through the state department that the British government has not put Into effect an embargo against the importa tion of cotton. In connection with the cotton embargo matter, the state department issued the following stateemnt: “In connection with the recent sensa tional fall in the exchange value of the pound sterling, there have been various press statements to the effect that im ports of American cotton to Great Britain had been embargoed or banned. “While It Is possible that the condition of the exchanges may rednee Importa tions from the United States, and may lead to voluntary agreements of private Importers to stop importations tempo rarily, the state department was informed today that no embargo on cotton Imports has been put into effect by the British government qnd that such a measure would, under a recent court decision, be impossible of execution except by act of parliament.” Illness Seizes Woman Who Married Prince GENEVA, Feb. 7.—Tbe American bride of Prince Christopher of Greece, formerly Mrs. William B. Leeds, Is sick in bed with ironchitis at a hotel at Caux. She becart t 111 three days after her wedding. Mrs. Leeds and Prinee Christopher were married one week ago. Niagara Falls Shy Water; Citizens Howl NIAGARA FALLS, Feb. 7.—Citizens here are protesting against Inadequate water supply and planning additional facilities for service. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1920. LAND TAXED ON VALUE ABOVE PRICES PAID Johnson County and Town Property Owners Indignant— Those Who Appealed Won. INCREASE 15 PER CENT The Constitution “The general assembly shall pro vide by law for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation; and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for tax ation of all property, both real and personal.”—Constitution of Indiana. By FELIX F. BRUNER, Staff Correspondent of The Times. FRANKLIN, Ins., Fen. s.—Both farm and city property in Johnson county is assessed at more than its true cash value, a comparison of assessments wtib real estate transfers reveals. Tbe unfairly high assessment is due to 15 per cent horizontal increases in the valuations of nil real estate, ordered by the state board of tax commissioners. To this increase also was due, to a large extent, the fact that farmers will pay greatly increased taxes while banks will pay taxes which are much lower than last year. A total of 108 farms were sold In Johnson county during 1918. The tax valuations were made early In 1919 and the prices at which these farms were sold Is taken as a fair Indication of their value when the assessments were made. VALUED ABOVE SELLING URICE. A total of 7.194 acres wore sold in Johnson county in 1918. They sold for a total of $175,350, or an average of sl3s an acre. By ordering horizontal In creases the tax board brought, the valu ations of this property up to a total of $193,170 or an average of $149 an acre. All but. thirty-seven of the farms are valued for more than the price at which they were sold. The same thing is true of the valua tions of property in the city of Franklin. During the period from Jan. 1, 1919, to Oct. 1, 1919, a total of 118 pieces of city property were sold. The figures show that of these seventy-four were assessed at a price higher than the price for which they actually were sold. During 101S a total of fifty-one pieces of prop erty were sold In the city of Franklin. Os these, thirty-nine are valued by the tax board at prices higher than those for which they were actually sold. CHANGED PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS. The horizontal Increases did not apply exclusively to real estate. The tax board ordered 30 per cent increases on all per i sons! property. This was done despite the fact that a careful check of persona! property was made by local assessing of ficial.., and that the valuations of stocks of merchandise were bused on Invoices which every merchant without exception turned over to the county assessor. Two eoucerns Appealed to the state tax board for a redos in In both these cases fne tax hoard ad : mltted It had been wrong and changed | the valuations to those originally made by the assessor. The concerns referred to are tlie Farmers Elevator Company and the N. J. Yorls Company. The latter operates a drygoods store. The valua tion of the Farmers' Elevator Company was decreased from $112,530 to $94,600 , and the valuation of the N. ,T. Voris Company was reduced from $61,880 to $47,400. It apparently Is possible that If the tax board made mistakes In the only two assessments appealed to It, It made mistakes In other assessments. Despite this fact, all other taxpayers must pay on the basis of the Increase in the valu ations of their persona! prope-ty. When the tax board reduced these and other valuations In the state it was enre ful that no inkling of what It bad done should escape until after the time for filing appeals had passed. This evi dently was to prevent other persons from demanding treatment similar to that accorded those who appealed. The tax board has recently had a man In Johnson county Investigating the situation here, probably for the purpose of making an explanation. It Is too late now to make corrections. It was explained by taxpayers here that this* representative received a cold reception. This condition and the fact that banks are paying less taxes than last year while farmers are paying more has led to tbe present concerted opposition on the part of Johnson county citizens to the tax board and to the Goodrich ad ministration. JEWETT BACKS ‘GOOD TURN ’ WEEK Asks Citizens to Join Boy Scouts in Carrying Out Plan. The observation of the tenth anniver sary of the Boy Scouts movement as “Good Turn” week was advocated by Charles W. Jewett, mayor, In a proclama tion issued today. Every citizen in Indianapolis Is urged to observe “Good Turn” week next week by following the Boy Scout habit of doing at least one good turn to someone each day. ,The following proclamation was Issued by the mayor: "The Boy Scouts of America is just now completing the first decade of Its noteworthy history as an organization devoted to the welfare of boys and mak ing of good citizens. “It behooves us both as Individuals and as a community to aid, encourage and supprot by every means within our pow er, an organization wffiich has such a splendid record of progress and service as the Boy Scouts of America has as a result of the ten years of Its existence. “It is fitting that we at this time give due recognition to this great organiza tion. “I, therefore, Charles W. Jewett, mayor of Indianapolis, do hereby recommend the period making the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout movement Feb. 8 to 14, be observed In this city as “Good Turn” week, and I strongly urge that every man, woman and child In the community for that period at least adopt the Boy Scout habit of doing a good turu to someone each day. CHARLES W. JEWETT, Mayor.” Car Shortage Hits Indiana Coal Mines TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 7.—Non production in Indiana mines today -was reported as having reached 60,695 tons as a result of the car shortage. Eighty one mines are listed as idle. PRESIDENT SA YS HIS STAND ON TREA TY IS UNCHANGED; RR YAN RAPS WET GO VERNOR WILSON WRITES HIS VIEW TODAY TO HITCHCOCK Insists on Ratification With Nothing More Than Inter pretative Reservations. LETTER CAUSES A ROW WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—President Wilson has outlined his position on he treaty situation in a letter which nay be laid before the conference of lemocratic senators it was learned at he whitehouse this afternoon.’ The letter, which was addressed per sonally to Senator Hitchcock, sets forth the president’s position as unchanged, insisting upon ratification of the treaty with nothing more than interpretative reservations. Senator Hitchcock will be allowed to use his own discretion in using the let ter with the conference or making it public, it was stated at the whitehouse. LETTER PROVOKES “A ROW.” REPORT. President Wilson's letter was read to the conference, and according to one sen ator who left shortly afterward, it caused "a row.” Those of the democrats who favor steps toward a compromise attacked the president's policy which was vigorously defended by Senator Hitch cock. After more than two hours senators began leaving the conference whiehwas still in session, and stated that uo head way was being made REAFFIRMS WILSON JACKSON DAY STAND. In the letter the president indorsed the position taken by Senator Hitchcock in opposition to tlie reservation on Article 10, It was learned. The president’s let. ter. It was said, largely reaffirms the po sition which he took in ibs message to the Jackson day dinner of the democrats. The whitehouse today took the view that Viscount Grey’s indorsement of res ervations to the treaty has aided the president in his fight against reserva tions. Whitehouse officials declared that there is evidence of a sweep of senti ment against the reservations as the re. suit of what Is termed outside interfer ence by a member of the diplomatic corps. . RAIL MAN DIES UNDER TRAIN J. O. Budd, Switchman, Is Crushed to Death in Yards. J. O. Budd, 27, a railroad switchman, was crushed to death shortly after 9 o’clock today when he fell beneath the wheels of a freight car at East street. Budd was a member of the switching crew of a Big Four train. It Is believed that he slipped when the train was being stopped. The train was stopped within a half car length after the man was struck. It was in charge of Engineer R. P. Wolf. 1835 Arrow avenue, and Conductor TANARUS, O. Shea, 702 East Georgia street. The body was sent to the city morgue. Budd lived in the Hazel Dell apart ments, 1201 Park avenue. He was a civil engineer by profession aud came here from -Colorado about two years ago. He v-as married only a few weeks ago. FOUR DIE AFTER EATING OLIVES Another Reported Dying and Sixth Seriously 111. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 7.—Three •women and one man are dead, another is Reported dying-, and a sixth is seriously ill as a result of eating ripe olives at a social function at the home of Mrs. Max E. Yunkanuan. Mrs. Vunkannan, the hostess, was the first to die. The deaths of Mrs. Horace B. Hammon, Mrs. S. Crofford and Uztill K. Ivy followed in rapid success at a local hospital. Mr. Vunkannan is reported to be dying and Mrs. Ivy is seriously ill. The olives were served at a meeting of •the Women’s Thursday club, which met at the Vunkannan home. Mrs. Vunkan nan died before she could tell where the poisoned olives had been purchased. The nature of the poison is believed to be that of the botulismus germ, which has cnused deaths at several points over the country. Dolmetsch Funeral Held This Afternoon Rev. H. 0. Peters of the German Evan gelical Zion's church will officiate at the funeral of Eugene C. Dolmetsch, ,Tr., which will be held at the Dolmetsch home, 3122 College avenue, at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Ruria! will be in Crown Hill cemetery. Mr. Dolmetsch, who died Thursday, was for more than twelve years con nected with the E. C. Dolmetsch com pany, wholesale dealers In druggist and stationery sundries. He was a member of the Landmarks lodge No. 319, the Commandery and the Shrine. The de ceased is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mabel Stehlin Dolmetsch; a daughter, Elizabeth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Dolmetsch, Sr., and a brother, Walter K. Dolmetsch. Mrs. O'Connor Dies; Funeral Monday The funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Connor, 62, widow of former policeman Timothy .T. O’Connor, will be held Monday ntorn iing from the late home at 606 South West street. Mrs. O’Connor had been ill with pneumonia only a few days, death resulting last night. Surviving are four sons, Rev. Maurice O’Connor of SS Petter and Paul Cathe dral, John, Charles and Joseph, and three daughters, Miss Florence O’Connor, Miss Julia and Mrs. Jeremiah Warren, all of this \city b,.„. ) By Carrier. Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rate3. j Elsewhere, 13c. By Mall, 60c Per Month. Newberry Fears He's Getting Fat as Vote Fraud Trial Cuts Exercise — . ... . . .. — ..... M otfirpeter ov the. boys* ' \ •** oy hern- ' s Sketch of Senator Newberry in the federal courtroom at Grand Rapids, where Newberry and 134 others face trial on charge of election fraud. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Feb. 7.—lt is exasperating to be tried on the charge of gaining his senate seat through vio lations of the federal corrupt practices act. Senator Truman H. Newberry, rall , licWjfcV', on tr'al with 13+ of hU bench ticre, In federal court. for alleged ■conspiracy to spend hundreds of thou sands of dollars in his election, is a study in exasperation and cheerfulness, compounded with avoirdupois. “The worst thing about it is I can't find time for exercise," Senator New berry complained to a friend at the hotel dinner table. “It s exasperating.” This complaint is due to the fact that Senator Newberry is no longer quite young, and is thickening a bit at tbe neck and widen ing at the waist, as it were. However, losing a figure need not mean losing a sweet disposition, and “the charming Mr. Newberry,” as his lawyers say, is proving tbe fact. WEARS NIFTY STRIPED SUIT. Senator Newberry is cheerful, even though exasperated and gaining in weight. He is an upstanding, stocky little man, with small plump hands and small feet not so .plump. The senator THREE DIE IN INDIANA MINE Trolley Hits Shaft Supports, Burying Workers. Special to The Times. BICKNELL, Ind., Feb. 7. —Three men are dead todiy and several are suffering from serious injuries as the result of an accident In American mine No. 1. near here, last night. The accident ooeured when a trolley swung loose, striking the props of the slate roof, causing it to fall into the shaft on top of the men at the bottom of the shaft. The dead are: Nolan Smith, 35, mine boss and city clerk of Bicknell. Fleet Speers, 19. of Bicknell. Elvie Weaver of Bicknell. Weaver was killed instantly, while Smith lived only a few minutes. Speers died in a hospital five hours later. The more seriously injured are Lucien Moore, Bicknell, cut about head; George Myers, Bicknell, broken right ankle and mangled right hand; Taylor Cargal. Vincennes, foot crushed and pos sible internal injuries; Fletcher Wamp ler, Bicknell, cut about head. The men had stopped in the bottom of the mine while waiting for the cage to hoist them to the top. The motor ap proached, the trolley pole in some man ner switching to the trolley over the parallel track. The pole left the trolley and swung about with great force, strik ing the roof supports. Open Fight for War Money Given Kaiser BERLIN, Feb. 7.—Long before the Versailles conference decreed there should be practically no German army or navy, Herr Knorr, Pan-German and true to the kaiser, passed away and left A will. Under the terms of the testament, Knorr gave most of his fortune, consist ing of property and securities, to the kaiser to be used for military purposes. Now the widow of the old man and her half-brother have gone to the courts to demand their share of his worldly goodß. The Knorrs argue the man would never have given the kaiser his property and ooney if he had known it could not have been used in the furtherance of German military policies. The former emperor’s Interests are represented by an attorney. DON’T PUSH THINGS, PLEASE. NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—" Funeral will be held later.” “Quite true," remarked Henry Plneau, diamond setter, reading his own death notice In the papers. He fainted on the train. must have worn a naval uniform well when he was a lieutenant commander in New York, but now at his trial he wears a simple business suit of blue serge with a wide-spaced white stripe. The senator is up early in the morn ing and chats and laughs with his al ' tegefi co-conspirators in the hotel lobby | before he walks to court. He and Fred > erick M. Cody, his friend, and the gev j eminent says, chief political manipulator j In tbe Newberry camp, sit together at the eDd of a row of seats several benches from the front. ! “HIS B<)\ s” LIKE HIM. Senator Newberry appears well liked | by “his boys." There is always a scramble for the end seat. It’s great to sit beside a real ■ live senator, not to say a millionaire, and particularly If there's n common bond of fellowship like a grand lurv in i dictment charging you both with a fleiony. "The boys” are glad to have the sena tor sit beside them. Two of them talked of him in a corridor. “Newberry's a regular fellow," said one." He's a commoner, he Is. This (Continued on Page Nine.) ‘OTHER WOMAN 9 NAMED IN PLEA Wife of Expert Mechanic Says Spouse Untrue—Asks Divorce. Alleging that her husband led a gay life with another woman while she was left at home without food and compan ionship, Mrs. Flora E. Hamilton, 21SO North Pennsylvania street, filed a di vorce action in the circuit court against Arthur O. Hamilton, an expert automo. bile mechanic. Mrs. Hamilton in her complaint names a “Nettie Beaver” as the co-respondent and alleges that the two have traveled together by train and motor from state to state. Among the cities named by Mrs. Hamilton where her husband and the alleged co-respondent motored to w’ero Columbus. 0., and Muneie, Ind. The complaint indicates that the regis ter of the Hartman hotel at Columbus, 0., will play a prominent part in the divorce action if Mr. Hamilton contests (he case. Mrs. Hamilton asks for $2,000 alimony. The Hamiltons were married Dec. 24, 1914, and separated Feb. 6 last. Yarmouth Tells of Jonah_the Second LONDON, Feb. 7.—From Yarmouth comes the true story of Jouah the Sec ond. Jonah No. 2 is a fish. Stanley Wating of the Anchor hotel, Coltisbail, Norfolk, says his son hooked a twenty-pound pike on Barton Broad. Several hours later, when the pike was cleaned and apparently dead, bream weighing three-fourths of a pound was found inside the pike. When examined the bream’s tall was seen to quiver. “Thereupon,” said Mr. Watllng, “I poured a drop of brandy down Its throat and fixed it up in a bait can so it couldn’t turn over, changing the water every twenty minutes. It soon began to revive and in two hours was wimmlng about In the can.” Jonah is now living a quiet life in a nice pond at Scratby hall. Normeshy. Five persons corroborate Mr. Watllng’s story. Sell Family Plate WhenjSilver Rises BIRMINGHAM, Feb. 7.—Because of the high price of silver, thousands of fam ilies all over the Midland counties are selling their family plate, much of it generations old. They get from sl.lO per ounce downward, according to quality, from manufacturing jewelers. One local athlete disposed of $3,000 worth of silver cups he had won. Many Victorian period silver trays and teapots weigh 2,000 ounces and upward. Home edition TWO CENTS. ALLIES TO TELL GERMANS PACT MUST BE KEPT British Delegate Withdraws Objections to Certain Names Listed for Trial. DELIVER NOTE TONIGHT PARIS. Feb. 7.—Lord Birkenhead, the British lord chancellor, today withdrew his objections to certain names contained in the official list of Germans wanted for trial by tbe allies, and the council of ambassadors voted uanimously for tho immediate delivery of the list to the Ger man government. A French diplomatic representative will present the list of nearly 900 names to the German chancellor. The allied governments, according to the announcement, regard it as Impera tive that Germany recognize her obliga tion to carry oilt all the terms of tha treaty, and will not, for the moment, modify article 228, the clause specifying ithat Germany “recognize the rights of the allied and associated powers to bring to military tribunals persons accused of having committed acts In violation of the laws and customs of war.” Text of the covering note, which bad been held up, was approved by the coun cil and will be telegraphed to M. De marcilly, French diplomatic agent in Ber lin. The French representative probably will present the list and the covering note to Gustav Bauer, the German chan cellor, this evening, it was said at the French foreign office. The text of the covering note was not made public. The council of ambassadors, it wai learned, will not meet again until after the coming conference of Premiers I-loyd George, Millerand and Nitti In London. Among the naval officers on the allied listed of wanted men were Admiral von Mueller. Admiral von Schroeder, Ad miral Bachman, Admiral Koch, Admiral Hippel, Admiral Tapken, Commander von Bnelow of the German submarine fleet, thirty-two commanders of U-boats and the captain of the German sea raider Wolf. LONDON PRESS FOR MODIFICATION LONDON, Feb. 7.—Serious possibilities are seen by the press today in the situa tion created by the allies’ demand for German military and officers of state for trial before a war guilt court. “The German proposal for triala be fore an International court in a neutral country offers the allies escape from a situation fraught with peril to the whole of Europe.” said the Daily News. The Chronicle holds that Insistence upon the surrender of German war crim inals is possible only If the list is rea sonable. “We do not know yet if the list given out in Berlin is genuine or not,” con tinues the Chronicle. “But in any case it is utterly preposterous.” The Chronicle believes that the list should be expurgated. "If we want peace we should not plunge Germany into confusion, bnt we will do that If we continue to insist upon such impossibilities as the war criminals stunt.” said the Daily Mirror. GERMANS STRIKE DEFIANT ATTITUDE BERLIN, Feb. 7.—The German govern ment ho-pes to reach a compromise with the allies on the question of war cul prits. based upon German guarantees to punish the in German courts without surrendering them to the en tente, it was declared in semi-official circles today. The “covering letter,” which was to have accompanied the Hat of German officials demanded by the allies la ex pected to arrive during the day. The premiers of the German states will meet here Monday to consider th allied demand. German army and navy clubs have adopted a resolution “to forfeit their lives rather than to give up the army and navy officers wanted by the allies.” The nationalist socialist convention will open here Monday and it is expected the delegates will take up the question of surrendering the wanted officials. Signatures to Wood Petition Reach 5,000 A total of 5,€00 signatures to peti tions asking that the name of Gen. Leonard Wood be placed on the presi dential primary ballot in Indiana, have been obtained, according to Frederick M. Joss, head of the Wood campaign com mittee in Indiana. The committee has a system of making public each day a statement from some prominent citizen in support of Wood. The most recent statement was made by Dr. Henry Jameson, president of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Street Railway Company. Dr. Jameson points out that Gen. Wood was personal physician for Pres idents Ceveland and McKinley, and tells of his work In Cuba following the Span isb-American war and of his service dur ing the recent war as evidence of his versatility. Health Supervision Subject of Lecture E. U. Graff, superintendent of city schools, gave a lecture on “Health Su pervision” at a meeting of city school teachers yesterday afternoon at the Y W. C. A. The talk was one of a series being given by Mr. Graff under school management. ggTHE WEATHER Local Forecast—Unsettled tonight and probably Sunday; not much change in temperature; lowest tonight, near freez ing. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m , 33 7 a. m 33 .8 as m 32 9 a. m 38 10 a. 33 11 a. 38 12 (noon) - 83 Sun sets today, 5:11; rises tMMMWI, 6:47; sets. 5:12.