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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 246. M’ADOO HOLDS |G. 0. P. IN TERROR i OF HIS POWER ffiatement That He Prefers r Untrainmeled Convention ► Goes Unchallenged. Urd TAT KS FOR HIM By Staff Correspondent. NEW YORK. Feb. 21.—William G UcAdoo continues to be regarded as !he most serious menace to the re publican chances of success in the November election and his recent statement that he preferred to see “the next democratic national con vention composed of untrammeled men and women bound to no particu lar candidate and allowed to express iheir preferences freely through the ibolition of the unit rule.” has in creased rather than decreased the republican fear of him as the demo cratic nominee Tt is the consensus of opinion among th republican leaders of the country oho have been here since the statement "•as Issued that MoAdoo strengthened his position materially by that state ment. One republican who knows Mr. M-Adoo well enough to call him "Mac,” said. There isn't any democrat who can r Tf.rtl to be any more liberal about instructions to delegates than McAdoo. Tie certainly knows that he is the most logical man for the nomination and he Is shrewd enough to realize that it will come to him without effort if the demo crats exercise any real Judgment.” Among the democrats the statement was taken at its full face value. To ♦ hem it meant just what is said: That McAdoo would not spek the nomina’tion. but that he would neither stand in the way of his friends' efforts to nominate him nor would he refuse to put all his energy in a campaign when nominated. USED TO CLARIFY THOUGHT. His more Intimate friends in New York recall that he has told them often that he "regarded the English language as a means of expressing, not concealing thought" and they point out that there was nothing in his statement that con cealed anything from those who read It. They are today speculating on what kind of a campaign McAdoo will wage when he comes back from San Francisco bs the rarty nominee. Some idea of the forthcoming fight can be obtained froth an interview which was obtained with Mr. McAdoo recently by t western newspaper man. To him Mr. Mc- Adoo said: "The democratic party "today is en titled to the offensive and I have little sympathy with any one who attempts to place it on the defense. It has been the party of achievement throughout the pe riod of the nation's historywhen the United States played its greatest part in the affairs of the world. Doubtless som mistakes were made in the conduct of tbe war. The task was too big to be ac complished without some errors. But the fact remans that the resources of this t nation were mobilized in time to end the war long before it was deemed possible by the allies, and the democratic party did It. That kind of a record needs no defense. “Since the armistice was signed and the republican congress came into power achievements have stopped. The peace treaty is at a standstill and I can not believe that the republicans tbemeelveg do not desire a league of nations. With (Continued on Page Eleven.) POLICEMEN GET ROBBER CLEWS Searches Begin Following 3 Bold ‘Jobs’. Three clews are in the possession of the police today, following two holdups and a burglary committed during the night. A woman's footprints in the snow is the clew in the burglary case “The only watch of its kind in the world.” is the clew in the second holdup of the night. A description of two robbers who com mitted the first holdup of the night is the clew in that case. G. R, Harr, 4132 Graeeland avenue, re turned home last night and found his house ransacked. Jewelry valued at SIOO was missing. When Sergt. Winkler in vestigated he found the footprints of a woman's shoes leading to a rear door that had been opened with a key. LAST OF FOOTPRINTS FOCND IN AUET. The woman had left the house through the same door, but the trace of the foot prints was lost In the alley. Edward T. Ragsdale, 131 East Sixteenth street, was held up and robbed by two men at Harlan and Prospect street last midnight. One of the men covered him with a revolver. Ragsdale told the police that the robbers relieved him of bis watch, valued at $450, and a diamond pin worth $65. The watch was a beautifully engraved one and Ragsdale said it was "the only one of Us kind in the world." ARMS PINIONED BY ROBBER TRIO. George Ryan. 517 Smith lane, was held up by three men on East and Georgia streets early last night. One robber talked up behind Ryan and pinned his arms. The other two stood in front of him. one covered him with a revolver while the other relieved him of $39.90. They ran west on Georgia street and escaped. E. C. Stewart of the Central Supply Company, 210 South Capitol avenue, re ported to the police that seven boxes of blotters valued at $75. and two boxes of pencils wortli $lO. had been stolen from the stage at Tomlinson hall. This Work Is Easy CLEVELAND. Feb. 21.—“ I'd like some work in my line,” said John Harris to the Salvation Army employment bureau here. “What are you!” he was asked. “I’m a reformed safecracker,” he replied. (Whe weather^ I Loeal Forecast —Unsettled with rain Benight; Sunday unsettled and colder. I HOI BI.Y TEMPERATURE. Ha. m /... 35 7 a. m 35 . 8 a. m 35 9 a. m 35 10 a. m 3H 11 a. ni . 8< 13 (noon) 39 Su® sets today, 5:28; rises tomorrow, :t9; sets, 5:29. One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 42; lowest, 35. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 26, 1914, at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1379. Teacup Takes Place of Cigar in Big Election Both Old Parties Fall Over Each Other to Do Honor to Women. BOSTON, Feb. 21.—The teacup has re placed the campaign cigar In American politics. The rallying cry of the cam paign manager has changed from a gruff "say when” to a polite "lemon or cream, please?" That's the message brought ba<*k by the delegates to the recent suffrage con vention in Chicago, where they were subjected to a tea party barrage. “It really was funny.” said Miss Alice Stone Blackwell. "Both old parties fell over one another to do us honor. So many invitations to tea were read at the convention that it became ludicrous. Some of the lending party leaders poured tea for the suflrnglsts, the number In cluding Gov. I.owden of Illinois and Maj. Gen. Wood.” DUBLINER MUST STAY IN FROM MIDNIGHT TO 5 City Takes on Appearance of Armed Camp After Re newed Outbreaks. DUBLIN, Feb. 21.—This city was like an armed camp throughout the night, following the battle between civilians and the police Friday. Columns of helmeted and fully ac coutred troflps are on guard every where The principal streets were patroled all night by large forces of armed constables and detectives. A .mili tary curfew measure has been put into effect and all civilians are or dered to remain indoors from mid night to dawn unless special permits are secured. LON DOS PAPERS SEE MURDER PLOT LONDON, Feb. 21.—The Chronicle and Daily News, in commenting today on the fresh oubreak of fighting at Dublin, de clared that the attacks against the police "prove that a murder conspiracy exisU." SINN FEIN ARMY EXECUTES TRAITOR CORK, Ireland, Feh. 21-—The repub lican (Sinn Fein) army has executed its first "traitor” It was reported to day. lie was found guilty by a drum head court-martial and was shot to death 3st outside of this city. There were ten men in the firing squad and when the body was found it contained nine bullet wounds. The young republican officer died bravely. He refused to b blindfolded and died clasping a rosary in his hands. Sufficient money was found in his pocket to secure burial. The revelation of this execution cleared up a mystery which haR been puzzling the police since Friday morning, when the bullet riddled body was found where it had fallen. EXPLORER PAYS PEARY TRIBUTE One of World’s Great Men, Says Sir Ernest Shackleton. LONDON, Feb. 21.—" The world has [ lost one of its greatest explorers,” de ! dared Sir Ernest Shackleton, discoverer of the sooth pole, In paying tribute to day to the memory of the late Rear Ad miral Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the north pole, who died yesterday in Wash ington. ' “I regret that his declining years were embittered by the controversy aroused by Dr. Frederick Cook, who in my mind was undoubtedly an impostor. I had admired Admiral Peary's Indomitable spirit from youth. I met him last in San Francisco in 1017, just three days before America's entry into the war. The announcement ot his death causes me the greatest sor row.” FREED AS GIRL WIFE’S SLAYER Trial of Gardener to Follow Husband’s Acquittal. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 21.—Ralph ,T. La Count, chauffeur charged with the murder of bis 10-year-old wife, Mndelyn, last September, was found not guilty by a jury 1c the district court. Tbe verdict was returned on the second ballot. Oscar Llndgren, gardener of the C. J. Winton estate, where the murder took place, will now be tried on the charge of murder. He was indicted with La Count, who will be a witness for the defense in the coming trial. Mrs. La Count’s body was found in their cottage by La Count, her skull crushed with a ball bat, and her throat flashed with a butcher knife. Iloyd George Is sporting a Hew hat, ’Tls not conservative nor flat. But high, just like the old-time plug, And rounded like a cider jug; Perchance It’s useful as a vat. RECORD PROVES HIS EFFICIENCY, SAYSGOVERNOR ■Appeals Again for Vote of Confidence in Closing Ad dress at Kokomo. DECLARES TAX LAW GOOD By FELIX F. BRUNER, Times Staff Correspondent, KOKOMO, Ind., Veto. 21.—Pointing to the record of his administration as governor of Indiana as "manifest evidence of efficiency and economy,” Gov. James P. Goodrich last night concluded his speaking tour in de fense of his administration with a speech at the city hall' here before an audience of 150 persons. "The promises made by the republican party in the campaigns of 191 C ard 101s. and the pledges made by myself a> ' t candidate for governor were no mere scraps of paper,” be said. “I said time and time again, in every county in In diana. that I considered a promise made by the party, or by a candidate, as a solemn covenant, binding tbe party and Its candidates to a faithful performance, if Intrusted with power. "We point to the record of the ad ministration of Rtate affairs, with its manifest evidences of efficieney and economy: the reduction of the state tax rate; the abolishment of numerous use less ofices; the creation of the conserva tion commission and the live stock sani tary board; the enactment of the high way commission law; the improvements in our workmen’s compensation law and the enactment of the prohibition law; the enfranehment of women; the equal ization of the burdens of taxation in our Rtate, and raising the standard of public Rervice in Indiana tp the high level of its civic aspirations.” AHPBAESAGAIN FOR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. He asked again for a vote of confi dence at the next election. “When the republican party appeals again for their suffrage, will they not say because we have not failed in the past, because wc have kept the faith, because we have made the square with the word that we are entitled to a vote of confidence?” he asked. He demanded to know if any one would dare say that the new tax law is a lia bility to the republican party. “Then let him go to the records in the treasurer’s office in tbp county or city where he lives and select at random a sufficient number of small pro[wrty own ers to determine the results of the new law as compared with the old,” he sa.d. "Let him consider the taxes payable In 1920 in comparison with the taxes paid in 1919 and reflect that the cost of government has increased in all departments, that a 27 per cent increase in teachers’ salaries was made by the general assembly of 1919 and that the state tax rate has been Increased 28 per cent on account of the new levy for the building of state high way* Consider that from 1918 to 1919 the taxes collected in the s<ate of Indiana for all purposes Increased 23 per cent and that this Increase was limited to the bare necessities of government because we were during all of this time engaged in the war. POINTS TO NEW TAXATION CONDITIONS. “I astk you to consider thse facts and these conditions In the light of what has actually happened under the new law “Fifty out of 100 home owners in the city of Kokomo will actually pay less taxc* this year under the new law than (Continued on Page Eleven.) FIGHTS GEDDES AS AMBASSADOR Northcliffe Press Against Sending Him to America. LONDON, Feb. 21. - Th* suggestion that Sir Auckland Geddes, minister of national service, be sent to Washington to succeed Viscount Grey as British am bassador was strongly opposed by the Northcliffe press today. *‘We can sympathize with the premier in bis desire to jettison the minister, but we can not agree that Washington would be the proper place," said the Times. The Daily Mail prints a report that Sir Auckland refuses to accept the post. The Central News publishes a state ment from Sir Auckland In which he de nies that a decision has been reached on the ambassadorship. BENSON FOR BIG TOTAL OF SHIPS Backs Merchant Marine and Navy Second to None. Feb. 21.—A big merchant marine and a navy second to none were advocated today in an interview given by Admiral William S. Benson, U. S. N,. newly nominated chairman of the United States shipping board. Summarized, his views were: "The United States should have just as big a merchant marine as is com mensurate with its commerce and prog ress, a navy as big as any in the world, and more efficient and universal training should be inaugurated—not for militarist purposes, but for the Ameri canization and education of all our youDg men.” Admiral Benson came to Chicago to address a Knights of Columbus meeting tomorrow night. The allies still are puzzled; the} Are asking: “Who'll get Fiume?” Much trouble on their verdict hangs, ’Tls like that elephant of Wang’s, Who gobbled food both night and day And broke his owner buying hay. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1920. KIN OF DEAD HEROES TO BE HONOR GUESTS French Memoriam Certificates to Be Given Out Tomorrow at Tomlinson Hall. SPAAN TO MAKE TALK Arrangements were completed today for the exercises to he held by the Marion eountv American Legion at Tomlinson hall tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock In honor of those who died in service. Relatives of soldiers who gave their lives In the war w|'l ho honored guests of the legion and will be received at the door by committeemen mid conducted to seats in a section reserved for them. In vitations have been sent to all kin of soldier dead, whose names were obtain able from the Indiana historical list, and as tbe list is not complete .lodge Solon .1. Carter, chairman of the committee, is sued a statement today urgently request ing all relatives of soldier dead to attend. SPAAN TO TALK TO HEROES’ KIN. Henry N, Spaap, an Indianapolis at torney. will deliver an address. He will be introduced by .fudge Solon ,T. Carter. Rev. George Allison, a former army chap lain. will pron unco the invocation. Music will be furnished by the orches tras of the English and Murat theaters combined. Mrs. Helen Warrutn Chappelle. prominent Indianapolis vocalist, will sing the ‘‘Marseillaise.’’ Boy scouts will act as ushers and a squad of buglers from Ft. Harrison will give bugle well remembered by former soldiers. The audience will join in singing patriotic songs. Each legion post in the county will send representatives to the meeting and all patriotic war organizations in the city have been invited to send representa tives. Gov. Goodrich and city and coun ty officials have been invited to attend. \ LI. OF' M ESI OKI AMS HAVE NOT VRRIVED. The tnemoriams sent by the French government to be delivered to the next of kin of all American soldiers who died in Fran<-r will not be distributed exercises. Only about half of the me moriaras have been received by the county legion. They will be distributed as rap idly as they arrive from the war depart ment at Washington. Next week each of the thirty-eight posts In the county will appoint a com mittee to deliver personally taemoriams to Marion county persons. Each post will be given ten memoriatns and as many names of persons for whom they are Intended. About 400 Marlon county men died In France. Gathering similar to the one to fie held in Tomlinson hall will bo held In counties throughout the state tomorrow. More than 3)900 of the French tnemorlaro* are ftp be delivered lu Indiana, according to figure* given out at state legion bead quarters. Speakers of note will deliver orations in each county. In many coun ties the memoriatns will he delivered at tbe meetings. LEGION NOTES The Osric M. Watkins post No. 102 will hold a regular business meeting in the post clubrooms. Twelfth street n<l Central s-emie. Monday night. The dis tribution of the French memorlums will he discussed and plans will be mad* for Inviting the members of the St, Mthiel pent to n social gathering later on. ' Members of the Marne River post. No. 61. held a enebre party and bardflme dance at the p, n. C. hall. Michigan and Elst streets. Friday night. Music was provided by the Jazz orchestra. The colored Y. M. C. A. post. No. 107. will meet Tuesday night to make plana for the distribution of the French govern ment memorial certificates to the rela tives of men who died In servlet The members are planning to hold a program In the "T” when the memorlatnft will be presented to the next of kin. The post will also organize athletic teams to take part In contests in the “Y." The Coble post. No. 20. will meet at the Metropolitan School of Music on the evening of March 3. with the wives of the members ns special guests. Cnpf. E. H. Lotiglier of the military intelli gence branch of tbe department of jus tice, will deliver an address. Music will be provided on the program and refresh ments will be served. The Rolert E. Kenntngti n post. No. 34. will hold a business meeting Monday night at Castle hall. Plans will be made at that time for the distribution of the French memorial certificates to the rela tives of men who died In service. Members of the Edward Kahle post. No. 42, will meet in the Chamber of Com merce building on the evening of March 4, to discuss a membership campaign. The Berry-Copeland post. No. 128, com posed of nurses, will hold a business meeting on the evening of Wednesday. March 3. A program for the meeting Is being planned. The members wiil also discuss measures to enlarge the membership of the post. Hungarians Ask for More Time on Treaty PARIS, Feb. 21.—-The llungacrtn dele gallon here today asked the council of ambassadors for another extension of time in which to present their counter proposals lo their peace treaty. Spiritualist in Bad NEW YORK, Feb. 21.—Tho newest claim for spiritualism was made by Luther W. Peoples, who told a restaurant cashier he didn’t have to pay for dinner because be was a spiritualist. He’s in an observation ward today. RHYMED REVIEWS OF RECENT NEWS The baseball magnates made a threat That blood would flow when next they met, But when they thought of all the cash That they would lose if thery should clash, They waved the olive branch, you bet, For peace will keep them out of debt. Twin Baby Boys Born With Two Teeth Each, Twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ferry, 7t>2 East Georgia street, flat 20, The Georgia, came into the world each bringing with them at birth two baby leeth, and visitors are constantly register ing surprise at tho unuaual event. COAL SHORTAGE HITS UTILITIES Service Chiefs Blame Confisca tion and Exports. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21—Acute short ages of coal are being felt by many of the public service and utility corpora tions in tbe eastern states, officials of the national committee on gas and elec tric service and representatives of a number of Individual companies declared here today. Philadelphia. New York and Boston are most seriously affected, it was stated, with computil-’* ip several smaller towns anil cities In equally serious straits. Confiscation of coal recently for rail road purposes after it had been shipped to public utility concerns is one of th- I rindpal eauses of the shortages, it was declared. Another cause Is stated to be the comparatively large tonnage being exported to other countrlee. Tonnage figures on tbe volume-of coal recently shipped to Southern and Central American points are being compiled for the coal commission by the railroad ail ministration. Many of these shipments, it is pointed out, are necessary, as the shipments to Cuba for caring for tb* sugar crop. SLACKER RAIDS TAKE IN 35,000 Government Activities Con tinue Throughout Nation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21—Approxi mately 36,000 “slackers” have been rounded up so far, the Justice department let It be known today. These arrests rep resent the work of months by depart ment agents who are running flown sus pects. the names of whom are furnished by the war department. The names are divided Into two cate gories. 17:1,011 men being classed as "willful deserters" from the draft, and 151,354 being regarded ns "suspects" who must be questloued and Investigated. Os the 35,000 so far arrested, hundreds have been convicted and sentenced to Jail terms tu federal prisons. Some have been let off with little punishment be cause It was found that while their reg istrations could be classed as “Irregular" there was no Intention of fraud. Some of those arrested are being tried by courts-martial since they were legally inducted into the army or certified for service by their draft boards but failed to report for duty. Justice department officials say that slacker drives may take several years to complete, although most of the Impor tant arrests will probably be made with in the next few months. Called to Discuss School Legislation A conference of legislative committees of Indiana educational organizations will be held at the statehouse, Feb. 28. at 10 a. m., for the purpose of discussing school legislation. The meeting was called by L. N. Hines, state superinten dent of public Instruction. Atkins’ Employes Big Meeting Guests Employes of E. C. Atkins & Cos. will be guests of honor at the Y. M. C. A. Big Meeting at English's theater Sunday afternoon, attending in n body. Samuel Grathwell of Cincinnati will be the speaker. His subject will be: "Get ting By Your Hoodoo." Tbe doors will open at 3 p. tn. and a musical program will follow. THEN A BEIN' -SICK ? J From high Montana comes the news That gives a lot of boys the blues; There use when one has flu To act as 4nany' patient do. Tbe law rules that the thirsty lose For doctors can not prescribe boose. > By Carrier. Week. Indianapolis. 10c; Subscription Rates. J Elgewhere 12c By Mail. s ® c per Month. Twin Sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ferry. The Ferry twins, husky boys, blue-eyed and pretty, are named David 0., nick named "D. 0.,” and OeWite. They were born Jan 24.1 DeWite was born with two well-formed teeth, but his brother ‘‘D. O.” had only ALLIES TO IGNORE EX-CROWN PRINCE Offer of Surrender Will Not Be Honored With Reply. \ PARIS, Feb. 21.~The allies hsve de i elded not to respond to the offer of the former crown prince of Germany to sur | render himself for trial before an allied jtiibunal on charges of war crimes, It ! was learned today. I The prince’s offer made it * provision | that, eharges agatust other accused tier mans should he dropped. It was subrait | fed recently by cable to the heads of the principal allied anil associated powers. It was also learned that the recently created allied commission of Justiciaries has begun collecting evldecre'to submit tp ihe German tribunal at Lelpsle which is to fry the accused Teutons, us named tn the Hat* submitted by the allies. NOMINAL BOND SETFORHEARST __ Court Fixes SIO,OOO. Not $6,- 000,000, in Ship Case. WASHINGTON. Feb. 21—Justice Bailey of the District of Columbia supreme court today fixed SIO,OOO bond for Wil : Ham Randolph Henrst tn tho Injunction proceedings against the t'nlted States shipping board and its officers, enjoin ing them front selling the thirty German liners seized during the war. The bond is ordered as indemnity for any loss due or wrong accruing to tho government from the writ. Assistant Attorney General Ames, for the government, had asked that the court fix the bond at $5,000,000. In reply to a request from Justice Bailey, the counsel for the shipping board, stated there bad not been any regular advertising of the seised ships, and the entire eost In obtaining tbe bids on tho ships was $36.28 for circularizing the shipping interests. Request of counsel for the shipping board to defer the signing of tbe injunc tion until Tuesday morning to give the defendant's counsel an opportunity to confer over the order, was agreed to by Justice Bailey. MEXICO ACTS TO FREE AMERICAN Federal Troops to Aid of Captive Held by Villa. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—A column of Mexican federal troops has been sent to tbe rescue of Joseph E. Askew, an Amer ican held captive by Francisco Villa. Mexican bandit chief, the Mextcan foreign office has advised the American embassy in Mexico City. Askew was kidnaped Feb. 1, after a raid on a ranch at Lerdo, Durango, by Vlillstas. Villa has been reported as declaring he would hold Askew until he received $20.00d from the I'nlted States department of state, which he claims owes him "an ancient, debt" to this extent. Girl Found Slain; Fiend Gets Away SPRINGFIELD, Mass.. Feb. 21.—The victim of a brutal attack, 12-year old Vir ginia Walker was found fiendishly slain near her home early today. The body, frozen, was on a pile of blankets among some unused sleighs iu the rear of a creamery where the little girl had goue for a bottle of milk. The Dutch will not let Bill be shot, So they are fixing some nice spot Where he may have sweet visions, viz— Os fame and glory that were his; Some calm, secluded, quiet grot Devoid of monarchists plot. one fully-formed, while another glisten ing |ncisor war Just peeping through the gum •Mv father, David O. Sr., was also born with teeth," declared Mr. Ferry. Mr. and Mrs. Ferry arc unusually proud of their twin sons. RAIL BILL VOTE IN HOUSE TODAY Strong Opposition Coupled With Talk of Veto. WASHINGTON. Feb. 21.—With strong ami determined opposition demanding its defeat the railroad bill, considered neces sary for successful private operation of the lines, was up for final action in the house today. The vote, it was believed, would be very close, although republican leaders were confident the measure would bo forced through the house before ad journment tonight, despite objections of labor and the democrats. Indicating the unexpected strength of the opposition, those favoring the bill estimated it would be approved by a majority of not more than forty votes and possibly as low as ten. Enactment of this legislation depends upon the action of the house, as ap parently senate opponents of the bill are comparatively few. •lust seven legislative days remain for the final passage of the measure, if it is to be effective by March 1. the date set by presidential proclamation for the termination of federal control and repub lican leaders, remembering that Presi dent Wilson was forced to delay the re turn of the roads two months because congress had failed to enact legislation hy Jan. 1, are making strenuous efforts to send the bill to the whitebouse next week. With democrats In the house strongly opposing the present measure, which is the combination conferees effected from the Kscb and Cummins bills passed by the bouse and senate respectively, the attitude the president will take toward jit is causing marked interest In con gress. The possibility of his vetoing It, because of objections to the guaranty provisions, was frequently mentioned. It was claimed by leaders of tbe mi nority that the guaranty of a 5V* per cent income to the railroads, proposed by i the bill, would result in increased rates amounting to $1,250,000,000. Representatives of railroad workers | called at the whitebouse today and left ; a message for President Wilson urging that he take steps to Immediately create ; the wage tribunal which be has pro i jtosed to the workers to adjust their wage j demands, declaring the proposed legis j latlon before congress is totally In j adequate for fair adjustment of wage nad j labor controversies. Two thousand delc j gates will be hero Monday to act on the wage tribunal question. SOCIETY CIRCUS PLANS ALL SET .. * Unique Features in Program of War Veterans. An airplane flight Monday afternoon is scheduled to give the World War Veterans’ circus at Tomllnon hall a flying start for Its week's engagement. One of the features of the circus will • be Mme. Adgfe and her trained lions. : A unique attraction Friday night will be the performing of a wedding cere-, ! niony in the lion’s cage. Ray M. Brlden. director general of the Society Circus, said be has a couple from Munele, Ind., who have agreed to be mar ried in the cage with Mme. Adgie and her lions as witnesses. This unique stunt is expected to attract many visitor*. Marsh's Minstrels, a company of twenty-live entertainers, who ca'rry their own band, singers and dancers, will be another feature. The band will give street parades dally. Princess Kannl's Hawaiians, a company of six people, will also help to make suc cessful and pleasing the musical part of j the program. The Society Circus, aided by forty-five vets of the war, will be another feature ] of the entertainment. < The proceeds will go to the fund of the World's War Veterans. The veterans last night Issued a vote j of thanks to all Individuals, manufactur ers, business men and the newspapers for their aid given toward making the circus a success. Steel Expert Gives Engineers Details W. R. Shimer, metallurgist of the i Bpthleham Steel Company, discussed the manufacture of steel and metal and Its connection with automotive engineering before 250 members of the Society of Automotive Engineer In the Claypool hotel last night. I>. L. Gallup, chair man of the Indiana section of the as sociation, presided at the meeting, which was preceded -by a dinner. Home EDITION TWO CENTS. WILSON HOLDS KEY ON TURKEY AND ADRIATIC High Italian Official Says Allies Dare Not Ignore Washington. GALLIPOLI TO GREECE LONDON, Feb. 21. —President Wil son holds the key to the Adriatic, a high Italian official declared in an interview’ here today. His state ment was without qualification. Despite their admitted inclinations, the allies dare not ignore Washing ton, he said. They realize Europe would be thrown into economic and political chaos if it were to £ut loose from the United States. PRESIDENT'S REPLY AGAINST ITALY’. The president's answer to the allies’ note replying to> his protest against their proposed .\driatic settlement un doubtedly will be unfavorable to Italy, the official believed. He admitted there ls,.‘‘room for argument” so far as the president's posftiijn is concerned. The allies, be added, hope to prolong the discussion until the 'economic Turk ish and Russian questions, now before the council of premiers, have been dis posed of. As to the president's attitude toward the Turkish settlement, the Italian offi cial admitted Wilson "holds the Bos phorus in tbe palm of his hand.” "If the president desires an immediate showdown h can force the hands of the allies,” the official continued. “The allies dare not frame any communication to the American government in the nature of an ultimatum. They realize that, by a single move, America can force the franc and the lire down to a level with the raaik and even demoralize the pound sterling.” GREECE MAT RULE OVER GALLIPOLI. Greece. It is learned, probablv will ob tain sovereignty over the Gallipoli pe ninsula. as a result of Premier Venizelos’ statements to the council. The Ukrainian high commission has handed to the council a petition for recognition of Its government, pointing out that the allies already have recognized the Independence of Estbonia, Latlva. Lithuania, Georgia, Azebaijan and Ar menia. In the three-cornered contest that 1s being carried on in the council of pre miers—since America is not represented and Japan and Belgium are only casuatly interested —Premier Lloyd George is re ported to have organized a "working ma jority" of two —himself and Premier Nittl of Italy. The review of the Russian question was sprung upon the premiers in the absence of Premier Millerand of Franco, which may have been a significant maneuver in view of the French premier’s strong op position to peace with the soviet. THREE POINTS MADE CLEAR. According to news that has “seeped” from the seat of the premiers' confer ence In Downing street, it has been es tablished that: 1. Premiers Lloyd George and Nittl are opposed to aiding Poland and Rnumania against the Russian sovie4. 2. The British and Italian premiers are becoming convinced that the al lies must deal with the soviet gov ernment. as the Russian co-operatiTe societies (with whom the allies pre viously decided to open commercial relationship) and the Moscow soviet are now virtually identical. 3. Lloyd George ind Nittt have de cided to get a first-hand statement Monday on the soviet’s peace and trade attitude from Capt. James ■ O'Grady, M. F., who has been in Co penhagen negotiating with Doris I.ltvinofT. the assistant commissary for foreign affairs in the soviet, government. Premier Millerand is hastening back to London and will take bis seat In the council meeting Monday to urge tb- French view. The Roumanian premici ; is also said to be hurrying to London to give hts support to Millerand. Signor : Seiolola. the Italian foreign minister, i who has been ill, is said to have re ceived a hurry call to come to London to reinforce the Lloyd George-Nittl com bination. CABINET SPLIT I'PON TURKEY. A sharp division of opinion has de veloped in the British cabinet over the Turkish question, the Daily Mall sajr. Karl Curxon, the foreign secretary. Is leading the faction which desire* to oust the Turk from Europe “bag ano baggage.” while Hon. E. S. Montagu. (Continued on Page Eleven.) NOSKE WARNS RAIL WORKERS Says He’s Dictator and Will Break Their Bones. HAMBURG, Feb. 21.—“1f a few thou sand railway workers believe they are in a position to strangle 60,000,000 persons beeaus they control the country's traf fic arteries, I. as minister of defense, announce that I will not hesitate to break their bones in two,” nerr Noske. minister of defense, declared in, a speech to the social democrats on the threatened rail way strike. Noske continued: •'l am clothed with power that no cne before me had and against which I fought both before and during the war. But now I must be what I previously combated.” “A dictator!” cried numerous members of the audience. After the shouts had subsided Noske added: “This does not mean that my opinions have changed, but the circumstances have changed. I am called an arch-murderer, but no one can quietly witness the foolish, stupid nients in economies the radicals are now attempting.” Sidener-Van Riper Cos. Observes Founding All members of the advertising organi zation of the Sidener-Van Riper company were guests at the English theater last night, observing the tenth anniversary of the founding of the agency. Merle Bidener and Guernsy Van Riper formed the agency Feb. 20. 1910. which, starting as a service agency, has de veloped “into a general advertising agency, with a continually growing busi ness. The company has more than tripled its business in the last year, and now handles general advertising campaigns on twenty-two products. Mr. Sidener Is president, Mr. Van Riper treasurer, and Hal R. Kealing rlea presi dent of the company.