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/L 4 PER COPY VOL. xxxn. NO. 238. EX-ARMY MEN PAY TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN VanNuys Pleads for American ism, Scores Radicals at Legion Celebration. BEVERIDGE IN ADDRESS Indianapolis soldiers, who on the ‘battlefields of France fought to keep ilive the principles of democracy for which Abraham Lincoln stood, today said tribute to the memory of Lin loln at Keith’s theater. Returned soldiers who served in France ind those who didn't get over, as well as citizens who did noble and patriotic work at home, united with the Marion county Americanism committee of the American legion in a patriotic memorial service at the theater at noon today: Frederick VanNuys, United States dis trict attorney, and Albert Beveridge, for mer United States senator, made the principle addresses at the memorial service. STORES AND BANKS CLOSED. Many of the downtown stores were closed today as were the banks and most of the public buildings. Nearly all of the city schools gave patriotic programs yesterday afternoon, while other schools started courses in Americanism at the request of the Amer icanism committee of the American legion. All civic and social agencies united with the American legion in observing Lincoln’s birthday. “This country Is not large enough to harbor with safety within its borders, men who are not in sympathy with American ideals, who refuse to contract American habits or who refuse to think like Americans, to live like Americans and to speak and love the American lan guage,” said Mr. VanNuys In making a plea for complete Americanization of all foreigners In this country. NO PLACE FOR BOLSHEVISM. “There Is no place for bolshevism and Its affiliated and sympathetic political or ganisations in this country,” he said. “It is true that America is pre eminently the land of political, social and religious liberty, but that liberty is a harnessed liberty, it was never intended to be confused with license. “Every man's rights in America leaves off where the next man's rights begin and God forbid the day wheu any con siderable portion of our citizenship shall confuse American liberty with a disease and festering ambition to plunder and to bum and to destroy under the banner of eo-cal!ed personal liberty. “We welcome today the Increasing ac tivities of the American Legion and its Americanization committees as one of the most effective vehicles toward stamping out those organizations which are at lempting to undermine the properly or ganized government of America and to tear down and destroy the accomplish ments of centuries of effort toward con stitutional liberty.” SALEM WOMAN ROBBED OF SSO Purse Snatched While Shop ping—Burglars Take Food. Mrs. John Ducktngham of Salem, Ind., vas shopping in a downtown department store today and was rohbed of her purse containing SSO. She notified the police but could give no description of the supposed thief. Mrs. Ethel Hatfield, 241 East Pratt street, telephoned the police that bur glars entered her home early today. She said they entered through a side win dow and obtained $5.50. Two north ' Indianapolis homes were robbed. Parry Beagnell, 1057 West Twenty-sixth street, reported that a thief uitered his home and carried away a pair of blankets valued at sls, and two pounds of butter, two loaves .of bread, and a bar of soap. The same burglar entered the home of Robert Dice, 1047 West Twenty-sixth street, where a pound of butter, six pounds of bacon, three pairs of gloves and a dollar’s worth of chicken feed was taken. MAY PASS RAIL BILL NEXT WEEK WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.-Hou.se Re publican leader Mondell began clearing the way in the house today for action next week on the conference report on the railroad legislation. He predicts the re port will be adopted and legislation en acted by the end of next week. Representative Esch, chairman of the house conferees on the measure, expects to have the conference report completed and presented to the house Saturday. It is expected that debate over an explanation of the report will take at least two days In the house. Representatives Sims and Barkley, democratic conferees, announce they will not sign the conference report, but will file minority reports in opposition to the compromise legislition. Lincoln’s Birthday Closes County Courts Lincoln’s birthday was being observed pitt the courthouse today as a holiday. The superior courts, the juvenile as well as the criminal court, adjourned last night to reconvene Friday morning. A Jury case compelled Judge Louis Ewbank of the circuit court to open the morning session for a short time this morning. The county clerk’s office and all the other offices were closed today with the exception of the sheriff’s office, which is ■equlred under law to remain open. Jiidge James' Collins of the criminal court’,ls attending the Rotary convention at Elk Wayne and Attorney Harry O’Challberlin is acting as judge protem until Judge Collins returns. Seek Confirmation of Kolchak’s Murder LONDON, Feb. 12.—Efforts are being made today to obtain confirmation of a Copenhagen dispatch to the Daily Herald.- organ of the labor party, saying that Admiral Kolchak, commander of the antl bolshevik forces In western Siberia, has been put to death by his own troops. According to Daily Herald dispatch the execution was carried out despite a wire less' plea for mercy sent by the Moscow soviet. There have been numerous conflicting reports as to Kolchak’s fate since the collapse of the Omsk regime. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, Julj; 25. 1914, at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March S, 1879. John B. Payne New Secretary of the Interior > JH; JoJx- rt E> Pa-yn* WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—President Wilson today appointed John Barton Payne of Illinois to -be secretary of the interior to succeed Franklin K. Lane. John Barton Payne is at present chair man of the United" States shipping board. He was formerly general counsel of the railroad administration. It was announced that Chairman Payne will continue his duties with the ship ping board for some time, until it Is possible for the president to appoint a successor. Chairman Payne’s home is in Chicago and he is well known as a jurist. HOPE TO ELECT PITTSFORD AS ROTARY CHIEF ‘We’ll Make Him District Governor or Not Come Home,’ Local Men Vow. Special to The Times. FT. WAYNE. Ind., Feb. 12—Indianap olis Rotarians are going to elect Walter Pittsford district governor—or refuse to come home. And they want to come home when they're through here. The Indianapolis boosters <‘vre button oliug every delegate that could be found today. The Pittsford boosters declare that he will secure the votes of the fol lowing cities: Kokomo, Lafayette, Mun ele, Evansville, Bloomington, Bedford, Rushviile. Princeton. Terre Haute, Mad ison, Seymour, Greensburg, Franklin, Skelbyvllle. Washington, New Albany, Vincennes and Jeffersonville, in addition to the twelve votes he will receive from Indianapolis. More than 1.000 Rotarians had registered at noon today. MUSICAL BOOSTERS WORK FOR PITTSFORD. Aiding in the campaign is the Rotary chorus under the leadership of Ed Nell of the Metropolitan School of Music; Bert A. Boyd and the Hoosler Harmony Trio, ■an Indianapolis singing organization. The election will be held late today. In an address this morning by Jumer F. Finlay of Chattanooga, Tenn., the third vice president of the International Association of Rotary clubs, the Indiana Rotary was complimented on the show ing made in organization work during the last year. The number of cities in which Rotary clubs are now located is double the number at the conference last year. Peter W. Collins of Boston, formerly secretary of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers, stamped bol shevist as unameriean and false to the true interests of organized labor. At one of the sessions last night Fred erick E. Matson, president: of the In dianapolis club, presented a resolution similar to that introduced at the club meeting last Tuesday, asking that In diana Rotary put through a system of education for Americanism in the city schools throughout the state. According to Mr. Matson it is likely that a sim ilar resolution will be put before the con vention of International Rotary to be held in Atlantic City the week of June 20. CHEERS GREET RESOLUTION. When the resolution was presented, following a speech by the Indianapolis president on “Rotary and Americanism.” it was loudly applauded and is almost certain of passage at tomorrow’s session. Immediately after the arrival of the Indianapolis special at 5 o'clock yester day a parade to the Hotel Anthony/was held. Charles Ross, who arrived in Ft. Wayne early today, had more than 1,000 balloons on hand and each person on the Indianapolis train was given one to carry iu the parade. The delegation was lead by a troop of Boy Scouts from Indian apolis under the leadership of F. O. Belzer. A Terre Haute troop brought up thp rear. On, arriving at the hotel the balloons were loosed in the lobby and the delegation, with Charles B. Rush, city li brarian, leading, gave a series of yells boosting Fittsbord for governor. The en tire Indianapolis delegation had dinner last night in the banquet room of the hotel. The Indianapolis party at the confer ence Is as follows: Ralph W. Abbott, Roy E. Adams, Wil liam Ray Adams, Carl N. Angst, John W. A.therton, Hugh J. Baker, Herbert L. Bass, Arthur R. Baxter, Frederick S. Bon, Clyde A. Bowers, Bert A. Boyd, Daniel R. Brosnan, Charles Brossman, Ancil T. Brown, Raymond D. Brown. Judge . James A. Collins, Horace W. (Continued on Page Ten.) Here’s Brand New Lincoln Story (Copyright, 1920, by International News Service.) NEW YORK, Feb. 12.—A brand new Lincoln story is being told in New York club circles on the au thority of Robert William Lillard, advertising expert for a large de partment store, whose ancestors knew the emancipator in Illinois when he was a struggling lawyer. “Os the many stories I heard dur ing my boyhood in Illinois of Lin coln's quaint, if sometimes crude, humor, this one clings to memory,” said Mr. Lillard. “Lincoln was try ing a case in the county court pre liied over by Judge David Davis, j- stepmother’s father. Noon re -86 came and all of the lawyers ex pt Lincoln, visited the village bo -1 for dinner. There was one of the Sait® Sittics 500 DEMOCRATS IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY RALLY Candidacy of Samuel E. Cook for Congressman for 11th District Launched. CLAUDE BOWERS SPEAKS . By ROBERT A. BUTLER, Times Staff Correspondent. HUNTINGTON, '.nd., Feb. 12.—Claude G. Bowers, editor of the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette, spoke to an audience of approximately 500 Huntington county democrats here last night. The candi dacy of Samuel E. Cook of Huntington for the democratic nomination for con gress from the Eleventh district was launched at the meeting. Mrs. Adelbert Flinn, Eleventh district chairman, urged the necessity of organi zation. John Isenbarger of North Man chester and Mason Niblaek of Vincennes, Candidates for the democratic nomination for governor, also addressed the meeting, which was generally conceded to have been the most enthusiastic rally of the democrats of Huntington county held in many years. DEFIES REPUBLICANS TO REPEAL MEASURES. Declaring that "the first four yeart of Wilsonian democracy will challenge the admiration of history as the greatest period of constructive statesmanship in the life of the republic.” Mr. Bowers took up one by one the various meas ures, and “challenged any responsible leader of the opposition to pledge his party to their repeal.” Comparing the records of the democratic congress with that of the republicans today he said: "In th° late winter*of 1918 the leaders of the opposition began to clamor ‘for an extra session to he eaLed Immediately on the expiration of the democratic con gress under which we had fought and won the war. ‘Ah,’ said the theatrical Mr. Hays, 'we have a mandate!’ ‘The people put us in power to legislate,’ sez he. 'The vitally important problems of reconstruction are pressing for solution and the business men of the nation are demanding that the party with a mandate shall take up these problems and solve them without delay.’ And so the extra session was called, and legislation was turned ov p r to the party with a mandate, and the old machine was dragged out. and dusted, and oi'ed with the product of the Standard Oil. and greased with the product of the packers, and mecha nician Mondell was put upon the Job, and the siren sounded, and the whistle hicn—the machine stood stilt And It has scarcely moved a wheel rrom that day to this. In the most* critical period In our history the legislative branch of the government has collapsed, ceased to function, become the byword of the mar ket place, and the laughing stock of the nation and the world." LEAGUE FOES USED POISONED WEAPONS. Analysing the reactionary organization of the republican party today, with special reference (<. Penrose. Fordne.v. Monde!! and Watson, he ridiculed the claim cf Macs that he would make it the Roosevelt party. “The rankest reac tionaries on American soi:," be said, “are seeking the market places to sing bos, sanabs to his name, while secretly da no ing the can-can of jubilation ou hie grave." He denounced the enemies of the league of nations for fighting with poi soned weapons “They said," he said, “that England would dominate the league and then the pope would dominate, and then the colored races of the world would dominite—and then —the gong sounded t.me on Ananias” Charging that the opposition were de liberately trying to divide Americans into racial groups on the league he said: “1 have often laughed at the possible em harrassment next fall if by any chance they should get the anti-league speeches in the wrong envelopes, and one of Larry Sherman's A. P. A. speeches should be sent an Irishman, and one of Borah’s Irish speeches should be opeued by an A. P. A.” Referring to the pretended “American izing” efforts of the opposition, he called attention to the fact that the Americaniz ing patriots were leaning largely on the pens of Hearst and Col. Harvey. “I can’t even smile at the antics of Col. Harvey,"’ (Continued on Page Four.) NORTH SIDE CLUB STROIVG FOR BUSH Goodrich-Jewett Faction of Re publican Party Unpopular. The Goodrlch-Jewett faction of the re publican party is not popular in the North Side Republican club. A straw vote for the republican nomi nation for governor was as follows: Edgar D. Bush 28 Warren T. McCray 22 Ed Toner... 12 James 4V. Fesler 8 Lieut. Gov. Bush is making his race for the nomination in opposition to the Goodrich regime end its policies. Mr. Fesler is regarded as the organization candidate. For county treasurer the vote was as follows: Henry M. Cochrane 38 Ralph A. Lemckc 32 Lemeko, now treasurer-elect, is seeking renomination with the backing of the Jewett forefs. ITe is one of the main cogs in this organization. Thirty-four members of the club said they had not yet made up their minds. “There Isn’t a member of the North Side Republican club that gives a con tinental rap for Jim Goodrich,” said James W. Hensley, president of the club. The club is composed of employes of the National Motor Company. HOUSE NAMED ONE PRESIDENT. The house of representatives has elected a president only once in the history of the United States. That was in 1824, when there was no selection by the elec toral college and the house named John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson. lawyers who had the misfortune to rip the seat of his trousers on a nail in a chair and he became the object of the humorous considera tion of his friends. One wag carried on the joke by writing a petition for a public subscription to a fund for anew pair of pants. “Lincoln was still sitting at the trial table In the courtroom when the amused diners returned and the wag immediately laid his petition before ‘Abe.’ Lincoln read the document with mock gravity and wrote on the line for his signature and subscrip tion, these words: “ ‘The undersigned declines to sub scribe to the end in view. A. Lin coln.’ ” INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1920. JURY GIVES AMY O’CONNOR $10,000; WILSON AGREES TO SEE RA ILMEN WILL TAKE UP RAISE PLEA AT 10:30 FRIDAY President to Meet Railroad Employes in the Whitehouse Garden for Conference. HINES REJECTS DEMAND WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—Presi dent Wilson will meet three repre sentatives of the railroad workers at the whitehouse at 10:30 o’clock to morrow to discuss with them their wage demands. The president will meet with the railroad employes’ representatives in the garden of the whitehouse and at that time will go over the entire question of increased wages for rail road workers, it was announced The three representatives who will meet with the president will be selected by the railroad men themselves. WILL DISCI SS HINES’ REJECTION. The president plans to discuss Director General Hines’ report with the men and to ask their assistance in reaebitag a final discussion as to the approval of Director General Hines’ rejection of the demands. Representatives of the workers today let It be known that they would be in a receptive mood to discuss with the presi dent the possibilities of a wage tribunal, providing assurance was given that such a board would be appointed Immediately. The president’s conference tomorrow will be the first he has held with any persons outside of his cabinet since his illness and signifies his return to active work The conference will be In the open, while the preldent is taking his customary outing in the whitehouse grounds. FIRST < ONF EBENCE SINCE ILLNESS. At the whitehouse It was stated that the president Is improving and is con fident that following his conference wtib the men be will be able to reach a de cision which will be satisfactory to the railroad employes, tbe government and the public. The president is rather con fident that there will be no strike, it was stated. optimism ran high today and there were hopes that there would be- no gen ,mi strike. It was even believed that Ibe strike called by tbe maintenance of v:,y employes would be av rted before next Tuesday. \v. G L'e. chief of the Brotherhood of Traintn r. w hile insistent upon the de mands of his brotherhood, was in no mood to threaten strike, and expressed hope action would be taken by which a strike could be averted DIRECTOR HINES’ I I'LL STATEMENT. Director General Hines, who turned down the railroad men's demands fol lowing his conferences with them, today prepared this statement for the presi dent : “Since Feb. 3 the director general ha? had frequent conferences with the chief eveeutives of the railroad labor organi zations for the purpose of devising means for disposing of the pending claims for wage increases. During these confer ences the executives of Ihe labor organi zations have expressed their views with great ability and frankness. “The director general has not been able to agree with them as to how the prob lem should be disposed of In view of the early termination of feedral control, and Is now laying before the president the representations of the executives of the organizations and also hla own report for the purpose of obtaining the presi dent’s decision in the premises. “In any event, the conferences have been decidedly helpful in bringing out a clearer development as to the real issues involved and as to the character of evidence pertinent to those issues, and the discussion throughout has been char acterized by courtesy as well as candor and with a sincere purpose on the part of all to try to find a solution.” SILK SHIRTS TIPS FOR BELLBOYS Police Charge Three Stole Shirts—Disposed of Them Lavishly. Silk shirts, including all the colors of the rainbow, suddenly became so plentiful lu this city that even the bell boys of the hotels received them as tips, the police say. Asa result, five young men are un der arrest today. James Lave-ngood, 13. of 16 North Temple avenue, night clerk at the Union Traction Company; Dennis Kpltzmesser, 19, of 431 North Illinois street; Howard Elsemnann, 19, of 1634 Ashland avenue, are charged with grand larceny. Charles Sheffield, 20, of Ander son, Ind., night repair man of the Union Traction Company, and Harold Weir, 20. of Danville, Ind., arc charged with receiving stolen goods. The arrests were made by Detectives Giles and Winkler. The silk shirts were part of a ship ment to the William H. Block Company. The shirts are valued at $lO and sl2 each. Lavengood, Spitzmesser and Elsen mann are alleged to have stolen forty of the shirts. Weir and Sheffield are al leged to have bought some of them. Detectives say they have recovered most of the shirts. Curfew Sounds on Cupid’s Night Work ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12.—Curfew rings for Cupid here. William Tegetboff, newly appointed recorder of deeds, has declared that hereafter there will be no mid night marriage licenses. For years it has been the custom of eloping couples to make use of the all-night matrimonial facilities here. “The office closes now with other ocunty offices,” says Tegethoff. Stole Ten Gallons of Whisky, Is Charge Walter Sehaner and Thomas Fishbaek of Tell City are being held in the Marlon county jail for a hearing on charges of entering the Krogmnn Distilling Com pany, at Tell City, and stealing ten gal lons of whisky. They were arrested and brought here by United States mar shals late yesterday. LINEUP IN THE THREATENED RAILROAD WAR BROTHERHOOD OF MAINTENANCE OF-WAY EMPLOYES AND RAILWAY EMPLOYES AND RAILWAY SHOP LA BORERS. Affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. NUMBER OF MEN INVOLVED—3OO,- 000. CLASS OF WORKERS—Maintenance of-way men, shop laborers, storehouse employes, stationery firemen, stationery engineers, steel bridge workers, cinder pit men, oilers. DATE SET FOR STRIKE—Feb. 17. 1920. • WAGE DEMANDS—Average increase of 40 per cent in wages. INCEPTION OF THE DEMANDS— July, 1919. Held In abeyance at Presi dent Wilson’s request to permit -efforts to lower tbe cost of living. STRIKE CALLED BY—Grand Presi dent Allan E. Barker. Strike headquar ters, Detroit. • • • BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN —One of the “Big Four." not affiliated with the A. F. of L. NU MBER OF MEN IN VOLVED—2OO.- 000. CLASS OF WORKERS- Brakemen, con ductors, baggagemen, flagmen, yard- PHYSICIAN WITH LINCOLN AT END TELLS OF DEATH Dr. Charles Leale, N. Y., One of Two Living Survivors of Historical Group. (Copyright 1920 by International News Service.) NEW YORK, Feb. 12.—" Abraham Lin coln, to my mind, was the greatest man who has lived since the time of Moses. He was a man of wonderful mentality, far-seeing, great-hearted, kindly and lovable. A patriot among patriots, he was a lover of liberty and Justice, yet compassionate to a marked degree. My memory of him is one of my treasured possessions.” This was the tribute paid to tbe mem ory of Lincoln today, on the occasion of the 111th anniversary of his birth, by Dr. Charles A. Leale of this city, who was with the great emaucipator when he died. Dr. Leale and Robert Lincoln of Washington are the only living mem bers of the historical groups that wit nessed Lincoln's dc-ath. Dr. Leale was the first person to reach Lincoln's side in answer to Mrs Lin coins scream for help when the former president was shot. At the time the doctor was an army surgeon in charge of wounded commissioned officers at Washington. In an interview at his home, Dr. Leale said: CEASED TO BREATHE WHEN HE REACHED HIM. “Lincoln had ceased to breathe when I reached his side. I realized that his wound, was mortal, bult restored his breathing by artificial respiration, aided by two assistants. We removed him to a house across the street from Ford's theater. He was too tall to lie comforta bly on the bed in which we placed him. He was 6 feet 4 inches tail. I asked that the foot of the bed be torn away. Finding this Impossible he was placed in a diagonal position. "Realizing the end was near, I for a clergyman, and Rev. Dr. Gurley, Mrs. Lincoln's clergyman, was sent for. t sat with Mrs. Lincoln and held the president's right hand until he parsed away. We all knelt while Dr. Gurley offered one of the moat impressive and Impassioned prayers I have ever heard. The memory of It all affects me very deeply. I have often tried to cast it aside.to remember only the living Lin coln.” 21 PERSONS WITH LINCOLN AT DEATH. Twenty-four person-, witnessed Lin coln’s denlh. They were: Gov. Farwell Secretary of Treasury McCulloch, Secre tary of Navy Wells, Gen. Farnsworth. Vice President Johnson, Judge Otto, Speaker Colfax, Dr. Stone, Postmaster General Dennison, Surgeon Charles A. Mrs. Lincoln, Maj. John Hay. Robert Lincoln, Senator Sumner, Sur geon C. T. Taft, Attorney General Speed, Surgeon General Barnes, Dr. Crane, Sec retary Usher, Gen. Halleek, Rev. Dr. Gurley, Gen. Auger, Secretary of Wat Stantou and Gen. Meigs., Dr. Leale will be 78 in March. He was born In New York and received his ap pointment as an army surgeou in this state. Asked what course he thought Lincoln might take were he here today to solve some of the great problems of reconstruction, he replied: “Conditions have changed greatly sluce Lincoln’s time. I would not even venture an opinion as to what he might do were he here to giVe his advice. Why, even our accomplished statesmen today do not seem to know which way to turn for the solution of some of the problems born of the recent war.” WILSON ISSUES CABINET ORDER Cancels All Further Sessions Except on Call. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.—President Wilson’s cabinet has been Instructed that there will be no further meetings until ordered by the president. Secretary of State Lansing stated he had sent letters to all members of the cabinet transmitting these instructions. Secretary iAinslng refused to comment on the reason for the action and de clared it was a whitehouse matter. No comment was forthcoming from the whitehouse, but it is understood the president desires to preside over cabinet meetings in the future and that no fur ther meetings will be held until he is able to preside. j^JHEWEATHE^I Loral Forecast—lncreasing; cloudiness tonight and Friday; lowest temperature tonight, near freezing; warmer Friday. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 8 a. m 29 7 a. 30 8 a. m... . . 30 0 a. m 30 10 a. 31 m 11 a. m 81 12 (noon) 32 Sun sets today, 5:17; rises tomorrow, 6:41; sets, 5:18. One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 50; lowest, 87. ) By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rates, j Elsewhere. 12c. By Mali. 50c Per Month. masters, yard conductors and switchmen. ACTION TO BE TAKEN—Agreement with railroad administration expires Feb. 23, under thirty-day notice. WAGE DEMANDS—Demands of the trainmen and present base rate per day are; £ 2 Occupation. 2 w vs ti as 1? So =g£ V. £ = ~ O-K (u o. ~ .U u. ° o t, Passenger brakemen.s4.oo $5.77 44 Through freight brakemen 4.08 5.58 44 Local freight brake men 4.4S 6.2S 40 Yard foremen (con ductors) 5.33 7.20 35 Yard helpers (brake men i 5.00 6.90 38 Swltchtenders 4 00 5.90 47.5 INCEPTION OF THE DEMANDS— July, 1919. OFFICERS OF THE UNION—W. G. Lee, president. Secretary-treasurer, A. H King. **Headquarters.'Cleveland, O. Says Lincoln’s Words Inspired Him to Fight Charles E. Kerner Tells of Abe’s Visit to Soldiers During Civil War. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday fifty-nine years ago inspired an Indianapolis pri vate in the Union army to fight harder. Today that former private of the blue uniform again observes Lincoln's birth day. Charles E. Kerner. former private in the army, is today paying silent homage to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Charlies Kerner. as he is called by many Indianapolis citizens, will be 79 years old next May. He Is bailiff of the Marion county crim inal court and today vividly recalled two historic appearances of President Lin coln. TELLS OF SEEING LINCOLN DURING WAR. “The first time I saw President Lin coln was during the civil war in IS6I when the army of Gen. McDowell passed in review of the president," said Kerner. "On the step? of the capitol building we mar<-hed past our nation's chief. "Then we trumped past the president's i house and over Long's bridge into Vlr ; ginla. His appearance seemed to elec j trify the boys.” Mr. Kerner said the next time he saw President Lincoln was at Harrison's | landing after McClellan's retreat. "Things were mighty dark then," said Kerner, who was then only 20 years old. LINCOLN’S LEGS FLOP OVER PONY. “I will never forget the appearance of j Lincoln during that review after the re ; treat. This was in the fall of '62. Lin coln wore a long-tall dark coat and black trousers and he had on a tall black hat. 'He was straddled a little pony and ; his legs encircled the pony's flanks. His J legs appeared to be too long for the pony. "I had to smile at the funny picture but his visit to us that day made all the boys buckle down to business and de termine that there would not be another defeat.” * Kerner is proud to state that he passed twice in review before President Lincoln. Propose Federal Law to Stop Auto Thieves WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—Establish ment of a federal motor registration bu reau in the department of justice, with registrars in each state, to reduce auto mobile thefts, was proposed in a bill to day by Representative Harreld, repub lican, of Oklahoma. No person would be permitted to sell and auto without a cer tificate from the registrar showing it was his property. SEEK CIGARET THIEF. TOLEDO. Feb. 12.—Any person, man or maid, found smoking 40,000 eigarets in this city will be arrested. That’s the number of fags stolen from a cigar store here. Lincoln—A Man Who Mixed His Smiles With His Sorrows Lincoln When First Elected President. Contained in these two Lincoln faces is a world of suggestion to mortal naan who must face trouble, hardships, sor rows, any or all of the unpleasant things of human life. The one picture shows Lincoln as he appeared when first elected president. It Is the face of a man looking earnestly, honestly, steadfastly into a problem he BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEMEN—One of the "Big Four” railroad brotherhoods, not affiliated with the A. F. of L. NUMBER OF MEN INVOLVED—IOO.- 000. CLASS OF WORKERS—Firemen and enginemen. WAGE DEMANDS—GeneraI wage de mand for increases of between 40 and 45 per cent; also demanding changes in con struction of locomotives, including use of automatic stokers. DEMANDS PRESENTED—JuIy, 1919. * * ORDER OF RAILWAY CONDUC TORS— NUMBER OF MEN IN VOLVED—SO 000. CLASS OF WORKERS—Conductors. WAGE DEMANDS—lncrease of about 40 per cent. DEMANDS PRESENTED—JuIy, 1919. NO THREAT TO STRIKE. Six other unions of railway workers, all affiliated with the A. F. of L., have joined in presenting wage demands aver aging about 40 per cent, but have as yet made no threat to strike. The total number of railway workers involved, therefore, is about 2.000,000. GOODRICH GIVES TAX CREDIT FOR PROMISED ROAD Confuses Entirely Separate Acts in Play to Hold Southern Counties. By FELIX F. BRUNER, Times Staff Correspondent. TELL CITY, lud . Feb. 12—Citizens of this city and of Cannelton, a neigh boring city, are discussing today the question of whether the tax law it wholly responsible for the fact that the state highway commission may some day in the future build a much-needed road through here or whether Gov. James P. Goodrich deliberately mixed the discus sion of entirely separated acts of the legislature in his speeches yesterday aft ernoon in order to make the tax law appear responsible for something it was not. The governor was billed to make two nonpartisan spoe.ches, one at Cannelton ard one here In both places larg crowds of both democrats and republi cans were gathered to hear him. In both spetvhos he told his audiences that the tax law was responsible for the fact that Ferry county will have twenty-three miles of Improved roads some day—he hoped building would start next spring. He explained that the big corporations in Lake county and the taxpayers of Marion county and others of the weal thier counties of the state will assist in improving the Perry county roads because Perry county is not able to do this itself He did not explain that the law by which this is possible is not the tax law and that the tax law had nothing whatever to do with it. In fact, he insisted that the tax law is a? largely responsible as the highway com mission act. , QUOTES FROM OLD TAX REPORT. “Taxation in Lake county will help to build roads in Terry county," he said. “Lake county will pay more money for the construction of southern Indiana roads than any southern Indiana county itself.'with four or five exceptions. South ern Indiana counties were assessed much higher in proportion under the old law than the northern Indiana counties.” At this point the governor quoted the report of the tax commission appointed by Gov. Ralston, in which it is declared that seventeen out of the eighteen counties highest assessed are located south of the National road. The governor declared that while cor porations are now' assessed up to their full cash value they must not be over valued. “I want to protect the corporations in their Just rights,” he said. “If we treated them unfairly they would cease to come to the state. They help to build up the state." Repeating a statement made in his Evansville speech, the governor said that much of the undervaluation of corpora tions is due to ignorance on the part of local assessors. He said that local as sessors are not able to grasp the value of a large manufacturing plant or a large building as quickly as that of a residence or a farm. Returning to a discussion of the pro (Continued on Page Ten.) Lincoln a Few Days Before His Death. must solve, a load he must carry, an ef fort he must make. A visitor at the whitehouse, during the time when hope stirred feebly In northern hearts, wrote; “The lines were deeper In the presi dent’s face than when I saw him in his own home, the cheeks more sunken. They had lines of care and anxiety. For eight (Uoutinued on Page Ten.) Home edition TWO CENTS. AGED BANKER MUST PAY FOR HEART AFFAIR Hrish Rose’ Wanted $5C0,000, but Is Happy at Verdict— Has Another SIOO,OOO Suit. ACCUSES WILLIAM GRAY Allen Gray, 65-year-old millionaire banker of Evansville, must pay Miss Amy O’Connor, “The Irish Rose,” SIO,OOO for toying/ with her heart. Miss O’Connor was awarded that sum by the verdict of a jury before Judge A. B. Anderson in federal court this morn ing. “The Irish Rose” sued the gray-haired millionaire for $500,000. The trial was one of the most sensational of its nature in the annals of Indiana courts. A monotonous quiet pervaded the courtroom as Judge Anderson took the bench and asked the Jury if a verdict had been reached. The verdict, which had been sealed since 9:25 o’clock last night, was handed Noble C. Butler, clerk of the court. He read: “We, the Jury, find for the plaintiff judgment in the sum of $10,000.” TENSE SCENES IN COURT ROOM. The verdict was signed by J. T. Stewart, who had been named foreman, after the Jury had retired at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon for deliberation. It was a tense moment for Miss O’Con nor. The pretty pink blushes on her cheeks which won for her the sobriquet of “Th elrish Rose” In Gray’s love let ters, faded. A deep palor took their place. She stared blandly as Mr. Taylor began to open the envelope which con tained the verdict. As the words, “judgment for $10,000” fell from the lips of the clerk Miss O'Con nor containued to stare for a moment. Presently her right hand, which she rested against her dainty chin, from the table relaxed. She stirred nervously and peered at her counsel. As Eph Inman, her leading attorney, arose Miss O'Connor recovered herself. Still pale she hurried out of the court room with her sister Gladys. She did not answer questions put to her by in terviewers. GRAY SMILES, SHAKES HANDS. Gray arose smiling. A number of j friends were at his side in a moment. | They shook his hand vigorously. As he left the courtroom he said ! something about the verdict being “ri* dlculous.” Asked if he planned to ap | peal he said he did not know what his attorneys would do. Albert Baker, senior counsel for the aged millionaire, said It was too early | to say if there would be an appeal. In her attorney*’ office later Miss O’Connor said she was pleased with the verdict. “The Irish Rose” has a suit for SIOO,OOO damages pending against Wil liam Gray, brother of Allen Gray, for alleged alienation of affections. She | claims William Gray was responsible for | Allen dropping his relations with her shortly before Christmas, 1917. : VERDICT PAVES | WAV FOR SUIT. Upon the verdict for SIO,OOO Miss O’Connor's attorneys claim they have paved the way for a clear case against William Gray. The date for this trial has not been set. “The Irish Rise” claims William Gray was in Allen Gray’s apartments in New York when her sister Gladys went to the latter with a plea that he help Amy, who claims she was then dangerously ill from the aftereffects of an operation. It is charged that William stepped into the affair with her aged fiance at that ! time. The romance which led to the $500,000 i breach of promise suit started in London | in*l9ll. It led to France. Belgium and finally to the United States In 1914. i Miss O'Connor was in Ostend, Belgium, ;in August, 1914, with Gray when the I war broke out. She fled back to Lon- I don as Gray remained there to make | arrangements to ship his expensive auto ! mobile. i CLAIMS ENGAGEMENT TO NOBLEMAN. Miss o’Connor*said that prior to Gray’3 ! promise to marry her iu London she was engaged to Dennis Cogan, Irish representative in the British parliament. She quit Cogan, she said, when Gray wooed and won her heart. Gray denied that he appeared at Miss O'Connor’s home in London on the night of Sept. 17, the day before he sailed back to America in 1914, and pledged his love and promised to marry the pretty Irish girl. In his testimony he pictured Miss O'Connor as a girl who had played with the heart strings of many men and had led a questionable life. Miss O’Connor testified that she cams to America late in 1914 at the solicita tions of Gray, who said he would marry her when she got here. It was a few days after her arrival, she claims, that Gray took her to an apartment at 1(590 Broadway, New York City, and there accomplished her sedue | tion. Pleasure seeking events then took Miss O'Connor to various parts of the United States where she joined Gray, the evi dence showed. OPERATION OFTEN REFERRED TO. . In the fall of 1917, after refarning from California and later Saratoga, X. Y., where she was with the aged banker. Miss O’Connor told the court she sub mitted to an illegal operation. This operation, she claimed, permanently im paired her physically. This was one of the events in the association between the young woman and Gray which was given much attention by the prosecution. The evidence showed that in May, 1917, prior to the operation. Gray bad made a “settlement” with Miss O’Connor for $2,000. The defendant produced a check and a receipt which showed that this settlement had been effected. Miss O’Connor admitted she signed the agreement, but testified that the paper which Gray offered in court was a forgery. , 4 „ In his testimony Gray asserted tuxt during his association with Miss O'Con | nor he had given her from $12,000 to $15,000. Miss O'Connor claims his gifts | totaled about $3,500. YOUNG WOMAN BORN IN DUBLIN. Miss O'Connor was born in Dublliv | Ireland. Her father was a professor la ; higher mathematics at the Royal univer sity of Ireland. A few years after hlfl j death in 1903 the O’Connor family moT4 *to London.