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PER COPY VOL. xxxn. NO. 238. Crown Prince Cables President He’s Willing to Be Put on Trial by the Allies WILSON COMPROMISES ON ARTICLE 10 M’ADOO PICKED AS BEST MAN IN INDIANA POLL Uhoice of Democrats for Presi dential Nomination, Says South Bend Tribune. WOOD CHOICE OF G. O. P. SOUTH BEND. Ind.. Feb. 10.— William G. McAdoo. former secretary of the treasury and director general of the railroads, is the choice of In diana democrats for the nomination for president, according to a poll of Indiana newspapers taken by the South Bend Tribune. Gen. Leonard Wood is the first choice of the republicans and Gov. Lowden of Illinois is second, Senator Watson being third. Os the democrats, McAdoo leads on first. second and third choice over Vice President Marshall, by approximately 25 per cent The vote for him is 48 per cent, greater than that cast for Presi dent Wilson. MeADOO POPULAR ALL OVER STATE. This poll, undertaken by the Tribune several weeks ago. was made under a ( stem by which the editors of the vari ous papers were requested to east their votes in accordance with the sentiment rs the voters of their vicinity, without disclosing which community they repre sented. The vote was tabulated with representation from each congressional district except the Seventh, which, it has since been learned, supported the gen eral sentiment as It was disclosed by the other baiiots. The overwhelming sentiment of the editors for Mr. McAdoo was not a sur- P"i*e to those who have watched the poll, hut was particularly gratifying to the friends of the former secretary, as It was taken to represent a real senti ment that has not been fostered in any way by agents or by reason of speech making in the state. MASS or VOTES FOR McADOO. McAdoo sentiment springs from the mass of voters of Indiana who have been thinking for themselves and cherish a real desire not only to participate in the selection of the candidate, but also to vote for a democrat whom they regard as capai.le. not only of tilling the presi dency, but of being nominated and elected to that, position. Expressions of McAdoo sentiment that have been received from other sources recently disclose that the former secre tary’s friends are not grouped in any one part of the state, but cover it from the north line to the south, and from the east to the west Among the various centers of the railrro is and large Indus tries in the state the McAdoo sentiment is particularly strong, but there is also a sturdy demand that he be the nominee In the agricultural districts. “He has made good wherever he was placed," Is the explanation most fre quently volunteered for the sentiment in his favor that Is now overshadowing all other booms In the state. BRITISH SHIP SINKS; 21 DIE Steamer Bradboyne Goes Down Off New Foundland. HALIFAX, V. S„ Feb. 10.—Twenty one men have perished as the resnlt of sinking off Newfoundland of the British steamer Bradboyne, formerly the War Panther, according to advices received at the marine and fisheries bureau here today. A lifeboat from the steamship Oxonian, attempting to rescue the crew of the Bradboyne, was swamped with loss of the second officer and five members of the crew. Fifteen men perished when the Bradboyne sank. Capt. G. D. Rees and Second Officer Bellas of the Bradboyne were picked up by the steamer Monmouth. The Oxonian wirelessed she was returning with twenty-six members of the Bradboyne's crew. Soft Drink Makers Want Tax Repealed A campaign to obtain from congress the repeal of the 10 per cent tax on the gross business of soft drink man ufacturers has been opened by a national association. “Nearly all Indiana bottlers are mem bers of the American Bottlers of Car bonated Manufacturers, which is conduct ing the campaign,’’ said ,T. S. Yuncker, president of the Yunckler Bottling Works, 860 Massachusetts avenue, today. “Ours is the only business on which such a tax is levied. The consumer pays the tax on ice cream, but congress has placed the tax on soft drinks on the manufacturer.” Bryan Not Certain He’ll Be Delegate LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 10.—Reports that W. J. Bryan will not be a candidate for the position as delegate from Nebraska to the national democratic convention were neither affirmed nor denied by his brother, Charles W. Bryan, here today. “W. J. Bryan has not determined what part he will play in the coming cam paign,” Bryan said. “He is undecided at present whether he will be a candidate for delegate.” Two-Bits Marked Down From Dime CLEVELAND, Feb. 10.—Speaking of honesty among the lower classes, witness the profiteer. P. A. Stratton ordered meat from his butcher. The bill arrived. Among the items Strat ton read: “Ten cents worth of dog meat —25 cents." Stratton may recover. Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Report Allied Ships to Be Bombing Odessa LONDON. Feb. 10.—One British and one French cruiser were bombarding Odessa, a wireless dispatch from Mos cow said. Fierce street fighting preceded the capture of the eity by the bolsbevikl, the dispatch added. SAYS DANIELS’ POLICY IS THAT OF ‘DEFEATIST’ Admiral Sims Recalled in Senate Hearing of Naval Medal Awards. CALLED MOST RUINOUS WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.—Admiral Wil liam S. Sims today accused Seeretarj Daniels of pursuing a “defeatist policy.” This policy, Sims declared, is more detrimental to the fighting spirit of the navy than the worst form of bolshevism is to organized government. Sims, who resumed his testimony be fore the senate naval affairs subcommit tee investigating medal awards, declared he is willing to make any personal sac rifice to prevent such a policy getting a permanent hold in the navy “The policy of rewarding defeat which the navy department openly supports is more detrimental to the fighting spirit of our navy or any other military organiza tion in the world than the worst form of bclshevism Is to organized government.” Sims declared. NO SACRIFICE TOO GREAT TO COMBAT IT. “By injecting this ‘defeatist germ’ into our navy and attempting to make it a permanent policy. I believe that ines timable harm will result unless some thing can be done to eradicate it before it becomes officially established in the service. "I am willing to undertake any risk or make any sacrifice regardless of personal considerations, to prevent this defeatist T-. licy from getting a permanent hold. I believe it is more important for the fu ture safety of the country to eliminate It than to build a dozen battleships. “What is the use of spending millions for battleships if you are going to offer special rewards for the officers who sink them ?” LEGISLATORS CALLED TO TESTIFY. Senator Carter Glass, Virginia: Con gressman Byrnes, South Carolina, and Whaley, South Carolina, all democrats, were asked to testify before the senate naval affairs subcommittee this afternoon regarding statements Rear Admiral Sims is charged with having made to them while they were visiting Europe during the war. Sims flatly denied the statements at tributed to him by Byrnes, in a recent speech in the house. Senator Pittman, democrat, requested that the congressman be called to state their recollection of what Sims said. Byrnes in bis speech quoted Sims as having declared that the armistice had to be signed because PeTshing’s supplies failed; that Great Britain carried two thirds of the American troops to France and that the United States ought to aban don hopes of a world-wide merchant ma rine and “leave the seas to Great Brit ain." “I consider these very serious charges,” Pittman said in making his request. “Sure,” replied Admiral Sims indiffer ently, bringing a titter from the audience. SOLD DECAYED •SPUDS; CHARGE City Lawyer Says Dealer Mixed Bad With Good Ones. Rotten potatoes, said to have been mixed with good potatoes, have led John Brennan, city market man, into the po lice court. Harry Yockey, assistant city attorney, j and his wife were shopping on city mar ket when they discovered the alleged law violation and reported the matter to Food Inspector Evans, who brought •barges. “I notified Evans that Brennan was selling rotten potatoes,” said Mr. Y'oekey today. "My wife and I were at the city market Saturday. We were attracted by the number of people buying potatoes at Brennan’s stand. He was selling them at five pounds for 25 cents. My wife told him she wanted five pounds. He started to weigh the potatoes and put a big rot ten one on the scales with the others. ‘‘My wife lifted the rotten potato off of the scales and said she did not want it. He told Mrs. Y'oekey that he was not weighing the potatoes for her and that lie did not want to sell her any potatoes. He said the reason he was soiling the potatoes so cheap was because there were some rotten ones among them.” Brennan was notified that he was mi ner arrest, but did not appear in court Monday, it is said. He was notified to appear today, and his case was contin ued until Feb. 18. Taxpayers’ Losses May Be Deducted —If W ASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—Losses by taxpayers through fires, storms, ship wreck or other casualty, or theft, today were held by Commissioner of Internal Revenue Roper to be fully deductible, if sustained during the taxable year. Thieves Take Dogs Instead of Autos ST. PAUL, Feb. 1® —A falling oft in the number of automobile thefts here is accompanied by a sudden and marked increase in the number of valuable dogs stolen. Regular Meeting of Cabinet Postponed WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—The regular Tuesday meeting of President Wilson’s cabinet was cancelled today because of the absence from tht> city of a number of the members. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Postoftice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1879. Crown Prince Declares He’ll Bea “Victim” Tells Wilson and Allies to Take Him, Not High Ger man Officers. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—President Wilson today received a cablegram from the former Crown Prince William of Ger many announcing that he is willing to stand trial instead of soum of the German officers who were called for by the allies. LONDON, Feb. 10.—An Exchange Tel egraph dispatch from Amsterdam today says the former German crown prince has telegraphed to President Wilson and the heads of the allied governments say ing he is willing to stand trial instead of the officers who were de manded by the allies last week. The former crown prince was quoted as saying that, "the consequences of ah of Europe would be immeasurable if the demand of the allies for the listed German officers were carried into force." The cablegram was dispatch from Wierengen and declared that if the allies demanded a "victim" that the crown prince was willing to be that victim rather than any of .the former German officers whose names were mentioned in the allied list of war guilty. The tone of the cablegram was entirely one of martyrdom, it was learned. .There were nearly !>OO names in the allied list, including that of the former crown prince.) SUGAR FAMINE THREATENED BY CUBAN STRIKES —. Martial Law Ordered by Presi dent Menocal to Save 1920 Crop. SITUATION TS SERIOUS HAVANA, let.. |(). Unless President Menocal succeeds in controlling the strike situation, past difficulties In ob taining sugar In the United States may be only forerunners of a genuine famine. An exile colony of deported on the Isie of Pines is one 'o' Vie deUpernW measures threitened by the government. This is the heicb' of the cane-cuttiug season. It 1s reported that most of the milks are running still force, despitb se rious trouble among sugar workers, dock workers and railway employes. It was to conserve the 1920 sugar out put that the president declared martial law in Cuba. • WORK OR GET OFT” ORDER. Search is being mide for fl r e arms held by members of the laboring classes and a “work or get out” order has been passed, under President Menocal’s tem porary revocation of constitutional rights. The first consignment of idle laborers have been rounded up, ready for deporta tion to the United Although most of them speak only Spanish, they are American citizens, branded as "agita tors.” A house to house canvass, carried on by the army, has been .innoun'vd. Every one must satisfy the soldier-investigators that he has a job, or else be sent out of the country. It is estimated that the harbor strike is costing Cuba a million dollars a week. Despite the large number of convicts em pl<>; < and on the .water fro.,', many ships are ylng at anchor waiting to discharge cargoes; many have turned back without unloading arid perishable cargoes have been dumped into the Sea. C OSTS JUST AS MUCH IN HAVANA. The 1010 total cane and beet sugar ciops of the world amounted to 1C,315*,954 tons. The latest estimates by Willet and Gray put the 1920 total at 16,601,000 tons, an Increase of 281,046 tons. Os the world's sugar supply Cuba pro vides about one quarter. But sugar cost's just as much In Havana as in Indianapolis. Twenty cents a pound retail Is the local price. And. although vast wealth has flowed into the island from sugar during the war period, the cane producers and the workers are loudly Insisting that none of it has come their way. The Cuban planters say that the Cuba cane sugar corporation, the “trust,” with headquarters In New York,' which con trols the seventeen largest “centrals” in the Cuban systegi of sugar manufactury, has skimmed all the cream off war profits. And it is impossible to find any en couragement in Cuba for the belief that sugar will be cheaper n year from now. Three Drowned When Boat MANCHESTER, N. H„ Feb. 10.—Three members of the Stewart family of West Manchester were drowned and one was saved when a boat in which they were crossing the Merrimae river overturned today. The Stewarts were on their way to work in a shoe factory. 'l’he victims were Daniel, 23; Thomas, 26, and Nellie, 19. John. 16, managed to reach the shore by leaping from ice cake to ice cake. Where Silence Costs CLEVELAND. Feb. 10.—John Raack discovered silence was not golden when the court fined him $25 for refusing to answer the questions of a census enum erator. Great Grandma and Grandma in Day FOND DU LAC, Wis., Feb. 10.— Mrs. Frank Chapman became a grandmother and great-grandmother on the same day. Mrs. E. E. Thew. Ashland, Wis., her daughter, and Mrs. Clarence Alcorn, her grand daughter, gave birth to girl babies within twenty-four hours. INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1920. Woman Makes Fool Out of Army Pants LONDON, Feb. 10. A good-looking woman was fined $2.50 a few days ago because she wore an Bnglish private's uniform. The charge read "wearing his majesty’s uniform in a manner likely. to bring it into contempt.” GOODRICH OPENS ‘DEFENSE’ TOUR AT EVANSVILLE Governor to Be Main Speaker Tonight at Republican Rally Down State. EXPECT TAX LAW PLEA BULLETIN. EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 10.— Gov. James P. Goodrich today asserted he would ask a special session of the legislature to be called next month to change the tax law back so as to give cities and Intertaxing units power to fix their own tax rates and levies. The governor was in Evansville as the first stop in a tour of the state to defend the tax law and his administration from attacks of political enemies. By FELIX F. BRI’NER, Staff Correspondent of The Times. EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 10.—A de fense of the tax law is expected to be made in a speech by Gov. Goodrich at a public meeting in Evans hall here to night. The speech will be the first of a series to be made by the governor on his tour of the state in defense of his ad ministration Gov. Goodrich arrived here this morn ing and spent a busy day. lie was the guest of S. L. May at an 8 o’clock break fast at the Hotel McCurdy. The guests at breakfast included Frederick K. Sobortemeier, secretary of the republican state central committee; F. R. Wilson, A. V. Burch, Judge Fhil C. Gould, G. Arthur Trimble, J. Stuart Hopkins, B. F. Von Behren, F. W. Ossenberger, D. K. Cadick, Grandview; L. A, Folsom, Boon- U. Knlov. W A Cars, t>, C. H. Bifftln. A. W. Funk’uouser. 8. W. Cook. A F. lvarges, Lynn 11. MCCurdy, John D. Craft, Forrest Davis, Henry W. Mar shall, Daniel Ortmeyer and Guild C. Foster. MRS. STEVENSON ALSO TO SPEAK. Besides Gov. Goodrich, Mrs. Cora Ben nett Stevenson, a leader in the repub. liean women’s organization, will speak. Gov. Goodrich and Mrs. Stevenson were to receive at the hotel between 10 o’cloek and 12 o’clock and between 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock this afternoon . The gov eernor was a guest of the Evansville Ro tary elpb at noon. The visitors will have 6 o’clock dinner with the republican editors of the First district. In addition to the editors, the county chairmen of both the men and women organizations of each county will be present. They are: Vanderburg, T. Stuart Hopkins and Mrs. 15. S. Hose; Gibson, Roiiln Maxnm and Mrs. Evan Lucas; Posey. Ab Mackey and Mr-. George Waters; Warrick, Charles H. Johnson and Mrs. Chester Ferguson; Spencer, U. S. Lindsey and Mrs. W. C. Mason; Pike, Herman Bryant and Mrs. Sylvester Thompson. Ft NK HOUSER WILL PRESIDE AT MEETING. Robert Tracewell, Jr., secretary, and Georg** A. Hurst, treasurer, of the dis trict committee will also he present. The dinner is being given by the state central committee. Albert W. Funkhouser will preside at the Evans hall meeting and will Intro duce Gov. Goodrich. Mrs. Frederick L. Erlbacber will introduce Mrs. Stevenson. From here Gov. Goodrich will go to Cannelton, where he will address a meet ing of fanners tomorrow night: He will speak at Logausport Thursday and at Ft. Wayne Friday. Tax Board Approves Many Bond Issues The following bond issues were ap proved by the state board of tax com missioners today: Sparta township, Noble county, $4,600, school; Liberty township, Crawford county, $2,000, School; Kevins township, Vigo county, $14,200, school; Linton township, Vigo county, $2,000, school; Forest township, Clinton county, $4,500. school; Colfax township, Newton county, $2,500, cur rent expenses; Monroe township, Dela ware county. $3,500, school; Otter Creek township, Ripley county, $2,500, school; Town of Andrews, Huntington county, $5,000, waterworks; Polk township, Hunt ington county, $3,000, school; school city of Clinton, SIO,OOO, school; Jackson township, Clinton county, $9,440, road; Winfield township, Lake county, $4,000, to pay note; City of Hammond, $26,000, to buy flre equipment; Jackson township. Randolph county, $1,250, school; Perry township, Clinton county, $4,500. school; Harrison township, Wayne eounty, sl,- 250, school. Painter Falls 10 Feet; Skull IsrFractured William Correll, 49, 508 North Alabama street, a painter, plunged ten feet from a scaffold today and fell on his head. He was working on the new Stutz motor building, at Eleventh street and Senate avenue. He was taken to the Methodist hospital in a serious condition. It is feared Ills skull is fractured. Wants Wife; Only Women Need Apply LONDON, Feb. 10.—William Pulzer asked a court order to determine the sex of the gypsy he wished to marry. “I’ve been a courting quite a while,” be tolil the judge, “but I’m not quite sure.” NITTI GOES TO PARIS. ROME, Feb. 10.—Francisco Nltti, the premier, has started for Paris. HOPES GROUND FOR AGREEMENT MAY BE FIXED President Urges Democrats and Mild Reservationists to Get Together. THINKS PACT WILL PASS ARTICLE X. THE much disputed Article X of the league of nations covenant Is that designed to protect nations In the league from aggression upon tlelr “territorial integrity” and "ex isting political independence.” Article X follows: “The member:, of the league undertake to respect and pre serve as against external aggression the territorial integrity and existing political Independence of all members of the league. In case of any such nsgresslon or In case of any threat or danger of aggression the council shall advise upon the means by which this obligation shall be fulfilled." Article X lias been one of the chief hones of contention between the dem ocratic side of the senate and the "mild reservationists.” WASHINGTON 7 . Feb. 10—Presi dent Wilson is willing to accept a compromise on Article X of the league of nations covenant. This was stated at the whitehouse today. Furthermore, the president is hopeful that the democrats and the “mild reserva tionists’' tnay reach a compromise on all reservations and it was learned that the president would favor such action, based on the Hitchcock reservations. President Wilson's letter to Senator Hitchcock, which was read at the demo cratic caucus last Saturday, has been mis interpreted, It was stated at the white house. The president intended to inform Sen ator Hitchcock that he was agreeable to the “substance” of the Hitchcock reserva tion to Article 10 end was also in support of the reservations put forth by Senator Hitchcock in the bipartisan conferences. The president believes firmly that a satisfactory compromise will be reached between the democrats and the “mild reservationists" when the treaty reaches the floor again. It was learned. President Wilson is not altogether pleased with the way In whieh his letter was handled, it was learned. Ho sees no reason why the letter, written Jan. 24. was withheld until last Saturday. The Grey letter was written and made public lu the meantime, and the president be lieves that this has led to confusion. He has been at a loss to understand why his letter was “misinterpreted” by the demo cratic senators. SENATE LEADERS AGREE TO POSTPONE. Senate leaders agreed today to post pone further action on the treaty by the senate uufil Monday. Illness of a number of senators, several of whom are suffering from “had colds,” symptomatic of the "flu," caused the leaders to decide it would be inadvisable to take the treaty up again in the senate until a full attendance was assured. The senate foreign relations committee met according to schedule today and voted unanimously to report the treaty back to the senate with the Lodge reservations, as it was instructed to do by an overwhelm ing majority of the senate, which recom mitted the treaty to the committee yes terday to rid it of cloture. YOUR OVERCOAT GOOD? WATCH IT Thieves Seem to Prefer Clothes to Diamonds. Clothing is to be the popular loot of sneak thieves and burglars. Judging from reports reaching the police today. John Stewart, living at the Vendome hotel, 557 West Washington street, re ported that a thief entered his room and stole two suits of clothes, each valued at SSO. au overcoat worth $35, and other clothing valued at S3O. Mrs. Daisy Linton, 341 West Seventeeth street, reported that a burglar had taken clothing from her home valued at S2OO. Neighbors saw (he man leaving the house and described the thief. Frank Weaver, 1110 North Senate ave nue, returned home last night and found that clothing worth S6O had been stolen from his house. Mrs. H. E. Harvey, flat No. 15, the Spink apartments, told the police that a sneak thief had taken a purse containing sl6 from the piano lu her home. REDS CAPTURE ALEXANDROVSK Fear Expressed That Bolshe- Viki Would Invade Japan. RAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10.—Alexan drovsk, capital of the Island of Sakhalin, has been.captured by Siberian bolsheviki, declares a special cable dispatch via Honolulu, received here today by the Japanese Daily World. Fear was expressed that the bolsheviki would next invade Japan. The dispatch was dated Toklo and was forwarded from there to Honolulu and thence here. FEWER FAGS FOR LONDON LASSIES. LONDON, Feb. 10.—Social investigators here say there is less smoking among women than a year ago. / Edison 9 s Home Town to Mark Birthday ORANGE, N. J., Feb. 10.—Mayor William Lord Issued a proclamation today calling upon the people of Orange to decorate tbetr homes in honor of Thomas A. Edison, who will be 73 tomorrow. Subscription Rates: ( Elßewhere _ 12c> By Mall SOc £ er Month Lucky the Judge Wasn’t a Woman LONDON. Feb. 10. —“Next time." ad monished the magistrate to a man charged with pushing women from the sidewalk, "be more polite. Suppose you had been brought before a woman judge on this charge, then what?" IRISH BEAUTY BREAKS DOWN TELLING STORY Court Grants Recess When Pretty Plaintiff Begs Few Minutes Rest. SISTER SOBS WITH HER “May your little Irish heart blossom out like a cluster of roses.” This is what Allen Gray, aged Evans ville millionaire bachelor, wrote Amy O'Connor, "the Irish Rose," In a letter of condolenee after her mother had died in London, according to her evidence In the sensational haK-million-dollar breach if promise suit being tried before Judge A. R Anderson in federal court here. The letter was introduced as one of the connecting links in the international roniauce, which bad its happy inception in England and ended in a doleful drama In New York City. Miss O'Connor, emotionally and with apparent pain of heart, bared the Inner most secrets of her soul before the ques tioning of her attorney, Eph Inman, yesterday afternoon. Often she pressed a small handkerchief to her eye to smother a tear. When she was questioned about the events, which later necessitated an oper ation. which, she claims, has impai redder physically, she broke down and sobbed audibly. COURT PFRMITS HER TO LEAVE STAND. The court called a short recess when the young woman asked "if she might leave the stand for a few minutes." Gladys O’Connor, her sister, who sits In court with her. wept as Amy weakened under the ordeal. She assisted Amy out Into the court corridor and to the xvomsn’s rest room. Miss O'Connor reiterated how she had met Gray In London In 1911 a short time after she had graduated from Sa cred Heart convent. It was a meeting at the Charing Cross station In Lou don. Amy's sister. I.ena. now dead, had become acquainted with Gray on a boat Journeying from France to England. Lena was coming home from school. She introduced Amy, who met her at the station, to Gray and his companion, a Gen. Wilson of Wilmington, Del. Gray dismissed his attentions to Lena when he sow Amy. He called Miss O'Connor his "Irish Rose," she claims. Friendship flared into love as Gray vis ited the O’Conuor home. Miss O'Connor again broke down as reference was made to the death o her mother. LOVED HIM AND BECAME ENGAGED. She then took the jury over succeeding events which led to an automobile trip into France and to Ostend, Belgium. It was soon after they fled from Belgium xx hen the war broke out that Gray L supposed to have told her to come to America and he would marry her and they would live happily. “He asked me again the night before he left for America if I would marry him,” Miss O'Connor says. "Yes. I told him, for I loved hint,- she said. She said Gray admitted be was afraid Dennis Cogan, at that time Irish member of the British parliament, xvould attempt to win her back if she did not come to America. Miss O’Connor claims she broke her engagement with the Irish nobleman when Gray won her heart. Amy Hrrivd in Nexv York Nov. 16. 1914. She then told how site had been taken to the Vanderbilt hotel case by Gray. There they chatted of love and marriage, she claims. Suddenly Miss O’Connor claims Gray asked her if “she would like to be with him alone?" SHE WAS WITH HIM ALONE. She said she told him she would like to, not believing that there was anything wrong in his Intentions. Attorney Inman spared the young woman the pain of telling all of what is alleged to have happened in the apart ment on the fourth floor of 1690 Broad way, where she charges he overcome her protest and attacked her. Her life then became one of hope for her marriage with Gray, she claims, but was filled with bitter disappointments. “When did you first tell Gray you were sick?" Miss O'Connor was asked. “I met Gray in Central park. New York (Continued on Page Thirteen.) ARMY TRAINING DEAD, BELIEF Whitehouse Sees End of Wood Boom in House Action. WASHINGTON, Feh. 10.—Leaders in congress expressed the belief today that universal military training is dead, at least so far is the present session ot congress is concerned. The action of the house democrats in voting against such a measure by 106 to 17 was believed to have doomed the plan for the time be ing. There was a great deal of comment today over the democrats’ action, as it was taken in the face of a request from rbe president that it be portponed. At the whitehouse today the action of the house democrats was not admitted to be a rebuff to the president Instead, whotehouse officials predicted that it was the beginning of the end of Gen. Wood’s candidacy for president. They declared that it was evident the action was taken for self protection and indicated a strong sentiment against universal train. Ing, which has been largely due to the influence of women. , ITALY HONORS BONASI. ROME, Feb. 10.—Signor BonasE for mer president of the senate, ed a member of the cabinet. KING GEORGE SAYS ENGLAND PLANS TO CURB BOOZE TRADE LONDON 7 , Feb. 10.—That Great Britain is preparing to curb her liquor traffic was revealed by King George today in his speech from the throne convening parliament. “The war showed the danger of excessive drinking, and a bill suitable for peace-time regulation of alcoholic beverages is forthcoming,” said the king. RUSH'VILLE MAN IN TAX HOWL TO GOVERNOR Charles H. Alger Takes Issue With Goodrich’s Effort to Explain. SHOWS UP INEQUALITIES Special to The Times. RUSH VILLE, Ind.. Feb. 10—Many Rush county taxpayers must pay taxes on real estate this year much higher than those paid last year, according to fig ures contained in a letter written to Gov. Goodrich by Charles H. Alger of this city. In a number of cases taxes on tiie same pieces of real estate are nearly dou ble those of last year. The following examples are quoted In Mr. Alger’s letter to the governor: RUSH VILLE TOWNSHIP. Taxes Taxes 1919. 1920. Milt Stiers $274,28 $456.49 D. C. Buell 491.70 587.76 Lon Link 303.59 422.28 Bush King 400.85 400.87 Seth Moore 648.01 872.27 Jane Moran 247.97 324.30 M. E. Matlock 597.61 698.21 ANDERSON TOWNSHIP. John T. King $374.32 $439.27 JACKSON TOWNSHIP. S. R. Newbouse $608.33 $909.33 Guy Gordon 235.40 318.79 Hal W. Green 127.79 152.29 Miranda Klplinger 332.67 503.67 A L. Kennedy 225.90 323.68 G. P. Mauzy 265.40 407.40 RICHLAND TOWNSHIP. Ed Austin $148.19 $201.92 J. W., Hite 258.91 431.72 Ed A Farthing 118.21 169.24 J. W. Logan 236.71 344.74 NOBLE TOWNSHIP. O. Applegate 5289.82 $468.71 Joe Amos 223.38 381.67 John H. Frazee 579.43 897.20 R. Kennedy 288.42 491.72 Thomas O. Logan 277.44 419.14 DISAGREES WITH GOVERNOR’S FIGURES. * Recently Mr. Alger, George V. Looney Jr. and J. Q. Thomas addressed a let ter to the governor, pointing out the in equalities of the tax law and calling at tention to several in.-tanees where per sonal property was assessed above its first cost. The governor, it is under stood, sent a man here to prepare some figures to show the tax law was not un just, but instead saved the small tax payer money, and it ts to these figures Mr. Alger takes exception in the follow ing letter: "Mr. Thomas showed me your letter and figures of several of the taxpayers in the city of Hushville, only two of whom owned all personal property. You spoke of John Noris (should be John B. Morris), I Judge he had more personal property than a year before and 40 per cent added to that makes $126.38, more than was right for him to pay. “All of those names are of men who live in Kushville. The rate In the city is not as high accordingly as the town ship rates, so this list of names is not a fair showing. FARMS MORE . EQUALLY ASSESSED. "As far as I know the farms are more equally assessed. In the city some are assessed all that they are worth, others two-thirds. ‘The corporation was not assessed one-fourth, where lands in the township and real estate in the city are assessed equally. It don’t make much difference if a percent has been added, necessarily a less rate would furnish the amount of money. Not so, with personal property. There are a good many honest men yet and it isn’t right to add 30 per cent in the townships and 40 per cent in the city on their personal. “How will the people feel next March when the assessor comes around? Will the state board add 30 to 40 per cent again? Will they feel like giving it in at the cash worth? You couldn’t do a better thing for the cause than to assure them that a percent will not be added. “One said it was a ruling that autos and all machinery and implements should be assessed a per cent off. according to age. It ought to be a law and the assessor compelled tf> live up to it. Now. as Mr. George Looney gave his Buiek lii at $1,330 and n Franklin at S9OO, the Franklin cost SI,OOO more than the Buick and both bad been used one season. There is no better way to get at such things than cost and age. "I suggest that tow’nship assessors be compelled to publish assessments of land and Improvements in the county papers.” State Nears Close in Socialist Hearing ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 10.—The fourth week of the state assembly’s “trial” of its five socialist members opened here today* with the outcome considered In •but little doubt. Around the capitol It Is considered certain the socialists, or four of the five at least, will lose their seats. The state was expected to close its case today and leave the rest of the week free for the socialists’ defense. That defense will consist chiefly, accord ing to present plans, of putting each of the five accused men on the stand to submit to examination by the state’s counsel. Bela Kun in Hospital With Asthma Attack VIENNA, Feb. 10.—Bela Kun. the for mer Hungarian communist dictator, is suffering from acute asthma. He has been removed from the Internment camp at Karlstein to a military hospital. Home edition TWO CENTS. i King George appealed for peace In eastern Europe and Russia, saying: “So long as these vast regions withhold their full contribution of the world's com modities the cost of living can not be re duced nor general prosperity restored throughout the world.” Touching on the acute Irish situation. King George declared that “conditions in Ireland cause me grave concern." He continued: “But proposals will soon be laid bo fore you for a better government In that country, such as were outlined at the end of the last session. Also a bill con taining further provisions for education in Ireiand will be submitted.” URGES DETERMINED RECONSTRUCTION WORK. King George expressed the hope that peace would soon be effected with Hun gary and Turkey and that the Adriatic controversy would be settled. He said that excellent relations prevail among the allies. King George declared that "soon a German representative would be received at the English court,” adding: "We hope soon to set* peace concluded with Hungary and Turkey and the Adriatic problem settled. The negotia tions in London and Paris confirm that excellent relations are existing between all the allies.” "I believe the British empire is mak ■apid strides toward stability and pros perity, but it is essential for all classes to throw themselves Into the work of re construction.” said the king. URGES INCREASE OF FOOD SUPPLY. The adverse exchange rates are menac ing our food supply. Therefore bills should be considered to stimulate pro duction and develop the fishing indus try. The king's constructive recommenda tions included: t. An enduring settlement of the coal miners controversy. 2. Alleviation of unemployment, mini mum wage, scale, hours of employment and Insurance. 3. Health insurance. 4. An anti-dumping measure to protect British goods. 5. Utilization of water power. #. Reforms in the house of lords. The old pre-war pomp end splendor marked the opening session, and the scene in the bouse of lords was given a vivid dash of color by the jewels and gowns of the peeresses in the royal gal lery and the uniforms of the men. King George and Queen Mary, attired In roral robes, drove in state to Parlia ment building, accompanied by the prince of Wales. Viscountess Nancy Astor, first woman M. P., had her choice of a seat in the peeresses gallery or of attending the bar (Continued on Page Three.) MRS. STRINGER NOT TO APPEAR Widow of Detective Slain by Negro ‘Expects Visitor.' Baby hands are knocking at the door of the fatherless Stringer home. A jury sits in the criminal court to hear evidence against the alleged mur derer of the father of the unborn child. Mrs. Lee Stringer will not appear In court to testify against Abe Spaulding, a 20-year-year-old negro, charged with murdering Detective Lee Stringer of the Lake Erie and Western railroad on 30. last. URGE “CHAIR” FOR SLAYER. Today the state resumed presenting evidence against Spaulding upon which the state asks that Spaulding be sent to the electric chair. Counsel for the defense, C. R. Cam eron and J. H. Lott, are attempting to show, that Spaulding did not flre the fatal shot, but that Earl McCoy, a pal of Spauiding, and who is alleged to have been with Spaulding at the time of the murder, did the shooting. McCoy Is also Indicted for murder, but the state claims that Spaulding held the shotgun which killed the railroad detective. Dr. George R. Christian, deputy coro ner, testified that there were three gun shot wounds on the body of Detective Stringer. Wayne Crayton, 1929 Howard street, brotber-in-law of the murdered detective, gave a vivid description of the murder of Detective Stringer, as the de tective was attempting to break up a gang of alleged coal thieves. Crayton was with Stringer at the time of the tragedy. He told of the approach of the "expected visitor" at the Stringer home. TELLS OF SEEING MAN WITH GUN. George Crabtree, a negro, testified that he saw Spaulding and McCoy leave Mc- Coy’s home a few minutes before the fatal shooting, and that Spaulding was carrying McCoy’s shot gun. Helen Ross, a young negro girl and said to be the sweetheart of McCoy, tes tified that after the shooting McCoy anil Spaulding came to her house and left a shotgun on a bed in her home. The courtroom is crowded and many are being refused admittance. Several uniformed policemen and plain clothes men are stationed in the courtroom on the orders of Sheriff Miller. WE\THE% Local Forecast^—Fair tonight, with lowest temperature 25 to 30; Wednesday increasing cloudiness. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 7 a. m 29 8 a. m 31 9 a. m 34 10 a- m 37 11 a. rr> 38 12 (noon) 39 Sun seta today, 5:13; rises tomeewm 6:43; sets, 5:16. One year ago today, highest tnMk ture, 36 j lowest, 20.