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VOL. XXXII. NO. 247.
Sponsors Say It Will Pass
Without Hitch if Lafollette
Is Absent.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—The
Esch-Cummins railroad bill came be
fore the senate today, with every
prospect that it would be passed and
sent to the whitehouse for the pres
ident’s signature before the end of
the week.
Senator Cummins, who had charge
of the measure in the upper house,
predicted it would go through “with
out delay.” The bill’s sponsors ex
pected there would be no hitch, un
less Senator LaFollette. Wisconsin,
who has been ill, returned to the
floor in time to use his influence
against it.
Passage of the bill by the house late
Saturday by a margin of 100 votes con
vinced Its backers the fight was won. as
the opposition in the lower body was
believed to be* stronger and better or
ganized than in the senate.
In spite of its failure sh block the
legislation in the house, organized labor
was still aggressively opposed to It to
day. showing no signs of yielding irf Its
announced determination to defeat at the
next election those congressmen who vote
in defiance of the wishes of labor.
More than 100 railroad union leaders
from all parts of the United States went
into session here today to decide what
action shall be taken by the fourteen
rail unions to gain their wage demands
The first act of the conference, it was
considered likely, when the meeting be
gan. would be to address an appeal to
President Wilson to veto the Escb-Cum
inlns bill.
The unions are fighting the bill because
of the financial guarantee it gives to the
roads and because of provisions it makes
for settlement of wage controversies
through setting up of a labor court.
“We want the wage controversy taken
up by a joint tribunal of rail executives
and employes with full power to con
sider our demands." said President Bert
M. Jewell of the railway department,
American Federation of Labor.
"If the Esch-Cummins bill becomes a
law any decision that such a tribunal
might make would automatically be re
viewed by the labor court set u{> in the
MIL This might delay the final decision
a year.”
The rail union conferees today or to
morrow are expected to send a communi
cation to the president urging upon him
the joint tribunal method of settling the
entire wage controversy. This Is the
plan proposed to the tribunal ten days
ago by the fhic/ executive of the. rail
unions. The president’s plan was to sub
mit the question tp the labor court.
President Wilson will make a reply to
the request for a committee of employe*
to adjust wages, it was announced at the
whitehouse late today. A request for
such a committee was made Saturday.
Speed Run, Off California, Re
sults in Destroyer Accident.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Feb. 33.—Two sail
ors were killed and two seriously In
jured by the bursting of a steam pipe
on the destroyer Kilty which was en
gaged In ji speed run off this port.
Clarence .T. Lansell and Clarence B.
Lambeth, machinist’s mates, were scalded
lo death and Adolph Neusch and T. F.
Carroll were severely t urned.
Brings Up to Date Ancient
Legends of House.
ABERDEEN, Feb. 23 Rumor and
fact are strangely blended in a remark
able ghost story concerning Fyvie Fas
tie, the Aberdeenshire residence of Lord
Leith, which brings up to date an ancient
legend of the bouse.
The castle is rich in legends of murder
and revenge in the olden days, but until
recently little untoward events have beeD
heard of for many a year.
The rumor which has revived these
stories is that recently masons and car
penters were called in to remove a
fungous growth from the wall of the gun
room, which is situated in the oldest
portion of the Preston tower, from which
legend says a former reigning lady re
pelled an invader with a deluge of molten
When the wall was demolished a human
skeleton was found among the rubble.
It was Interred in the village church
yard. and ever since, it is said, it has
manifested Its displeasure by moans,
-groans and mysterious knockings in
every part of the castle.
A maid servant named Massie declares
that she saw the ghost of the famous
‘Green Lady" walk across the floor of
her bedroom and disappear into the wall
beyond. Mrs. Massie stoutly repudiates
any suggestion as to a possible mistake.
"I saw the lady walk across the floor,"
she said.
Other servants, though not seeing the
apparition, corroborate the tales of noe
'urna! noises and strange moanings.
Miss Kellas. the housekeeper, told a
story of hearing a remarkable disturb
ance in the rhartrcom and ballroom. She
went upstairs, only to find nothing that
could account for It.
The “Green Lady” was a prophetess
who appeared in olden days immediately
prior to any pending evil which visited
the owners of the estate. Fyvie castle
stands In a remote district of Aberdeen
ahire, on the north tine to Macduff, and
lates back to the fifteenth century.
Citif Turns Round
i on This Lid Lifter
fILWAUKEE, Feb. 23.— Edward
s said he took a llttlw drink and
out for a short while. He in
d of a patrolman as to who*had
Ml his house. Grow, south sider,
|p the north side.
Published at Indianapolis, Entered ai Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
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Hungarian Count
Plans to Divorce
His Yankee Wife
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NEW YORK. Feb. 23.—According to a
cablegram received here Count Szecbenyi.
Hungarian nobleman, is preparing to di
vorce his American wife, who was for
merly Gladys Vanderbilt. The count is
being spoken as as a likely candidate for
the throne of Hungary. The countess
arrived in the United States some time
ago with her four children. War is said
to have shattered the fortunes of the
count. According to the dispatch he
intends that divorce papers be served on
his wife as soon as possible.
‘Nice’ Maid Flits
With SB,OOO Gems
4 HICAGD, Feb. 23 —"And she was
such a nice maid, too,” lamented Mrs.
Walter A. Scott, as she told police of the
new maid’s disappearance with SB,OOO
worth of jewelry and silverware.
Sinn Fein Leader
Caught; Gets 3 Years
LONDON, Feb. 23.—D. J. Barton, Sinn
Fein leader, who was recaptured after
his recent escape from Mt. Joy prison,
has been sentenced to three years in a
penitentiary, a Dublin dispatch todav
Montreal Star to
Suspend Publication
MONTREAL, Feb. 23.—The Montreal
Star announced today that It will sus
pend publication beginning tomorrow be
cause of the paper shortage. The paper,
attacks the government for Its handling
of the paper shortage situation.
Bolsheviki Occupy
Port ofMurmansk
LONDON, Feb. 23.—Revolution has
broken out at Murmansk, on' the Arctic
sea coast of Russia, and the bolsheviki
have seized the town and all of tha ship
ping in the harbor, according to a dis
patch to Floyds from Vardo, Norway,
British Battle Fleet
Off Constantinople
LONDON, Feb. 23.—A British battle
fleet, "the most imposing array of war
ships ever seen in the Bosphorus." has
arrived off Constantinople, a news agency
dispatch today said. Arrival of the fleet,
the dispatch added, was believed To have
a connection with the critical situation
In Turkey.
Fire at Glass Works
Does $3,000 Damage
Spontaneous combustion caused a fire
In a building of the Fairmount Glass
factory. Keystone avenue and the Belt
railroad, at 4:35 o’clock this morning.
The loss is estimated at $3,000. The
building is a one-story affair built of
concrete blocks. Prompt work by the
fire department prevented a much heavier
Asks Cash for Drive
for Billion in Taxes
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.-An appro
priation to finance a $1,000,000.0(10 drive
on tax dodgers has been asked of con
gress by Internal Revenue Commissioner
Roper, it was learned today.
This amount, Roper informed the house
appropriations committee, can be brought
into the treasury if congress will allow
sufficient funds for a thorough audit of
all tax returns.
SI,OOO Diamond Ring
Missing, Police Told
A ring set with two diamonds, valued
at SI,OOO. is missing.
Miss Thelma Allen, employed at the
Regent theater, reported to the poliep
that her mother. Mrs. .T. B. Gambrel, 116
West South street, had lost .a ring valued
at SI,OOO. The ring she said was lost
at the Isis theater. The ring is described
as having two sets, each diamond being
one and a fourth karat in size. How the
ring happened to have been lost the po
lice were not told.
Photos on Trail
of Check Passers
Pictures and finger prints of two
young men held by the police on charges
of vagrancy, after a suspicious cheek
transaction, were Sent to several cities
today. The young men, giving their
names as Arthur Baker, 19, and Fred
erick Sanders. 20, of New York were
arrested after, it is alleged, they had in
their possession voucher checks printed
here and filled put in the office of a
typewriter fompany.
They presented a check for SIOO at
Sebloss Brothers, but it was refused.
One check for sll3 was cashed by L.
Strauss A Cos., part of it being in pay
ment for clothes and part being received
in cash. Men answering I heir description
are wanted in Richmond and Ituabv'lle
for passing bad checks, necordiag to
Captain of Detective Fred Simon.
Letter From the Grave
LONDON, Feb. 23.—1n a letter “from. I
the graTe to fathers,” Reginald Moore,
who shot himself, xraraa against the i
perils of vice. I
3toirtmra Bail® Sitnce
Federal Prohibition Chief
Waits Facts Before Acting
on Michigan Case.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.—"1 will nsk
for federal troops to combat the so called
■whiskv rebellion' in Michigan if the
conditions warrant such action,” declared
Federal Prohibition Uommissioner
Kramer today. "I believe the Occurrence
has been greatly exaggerated and that:
the situation is' not as serious as It may
seem, but if full facts warrant drastic
action I will give my whole support to
MaJ. Dalrymple in a call- for federal
troops to wipe out those in revolt.”
Commissioner Kramer stated he ( had
not received detailed reports of the
■whisky rebelion.’ but he had informa
tion showing that there was a very gen
eral violation of the prohibition law in
the Iron county district of Michigan.
Assistant Attorney General C. It. A meg
will act for tiie department of Justice,
"if action Is necessary,” it was stated,
but officials stated the situation is tfow
in hand.
CHICAGO. Feb. 23—Maj A. V. Dal
rymple and a band of prohibition enforce
ment workers will leave Chicago tonight
for Iron county. Michigan, to “clean up"
illicit whisky traffic in that region.
Word of the alleged revolt was brought
ito Chicago- by Leo J. Grove, supervising
prohibition agent for the Michigan upper
peninsula. Grove said he and members
of the state constabulary had raider!
a store about five miles from Iron River
operated by the Sealeuecl brothers—Steve,
Joseph and John—and seized eleven bar
rels of wine. The brothers were ar
While en route back to Iron River.
Grove declared he an! his assistants
were slopped by M. S. McDonough, pros
ecuting attorney of Iron county; Police
Chief S. Ft Seniha, Police Capt. Claud
Brown and Deputy Sheriff Jesse Alien
of Iron River. Grove said he presented
his credentials as a federal agent to Mc-
"That's not worth the paper it’s writ
ten on,” stated McDonough, according
to Grove.
McDonough ordered the driver of the
sleight, carrying the wine barrels, to
turn around, according to Grove, while
the feJt rai agent drdered him to go
Grove claimed he was overpowered and
his credentials taken away. McDonough,
he said, arrested him for “transporting
but later released him. The wlno
"was taken away and ordered restored
to the owners an<J the three men re
Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer
was in Chicago laat night. On route to
Topeka, Kan. Fpon being informed of
the conditions in Iron county, he said
Maj Dalrymple was In full charge and
could take whatever steps b* thought
necessary to see that the law was en
"However, at first glance, this would
appear to be a matter for the state de
partment or the war department to de
cide.” Palmer said. “The department of
Justice could act only after a full Investi
gation of the facts had been made by the
prohibition agents."
IRON RIVER, Mich., Feb. 23.—M. S.
McDonough, prosecuting attorney of
Iron county, declared today he "as
sumed full responsibility” for his action
In connection with the enforcement of
the federal prohibition law.
According to the explanation of the
Incident by officials here, the state con
stabulary and the federal agent were in
fromed by McDonough that they had ex
ee.eded their authority in seizing the
wine. McDonough held the wine was In
a private home and nto evidence had
been procured that It was being sold.
The Sealcuooi brothers made out af
fidavits admitting they had the wine In
their possession, but claimed they did
not hold It for sale.
Talk New Flu Cures
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.—New, scientific
methods of combatting the flu and other
germ-fed diseases were presented at the
fourth annual meeting of the American
College of Physicians in session here to
Dozen Words in Will
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 23. “One dollar
to my son, Nathan; the rest to my wife,
Amy.” This is said to be the shortest
will ever filed in Washington. It was
drawn by Joseph Z. Howard, who is
said to have left considerable estate.
William Phillips
to Be Minister
* to Netherlands
William Phillips
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—William
Phillips, assistant secretary of state, is
tte president's choice as minister to the
Netherlands, it was authoritatively stated
Phillips’ name was sent to the state
department several days ago for sub
mission to the Dutch government, It was
France Presents Memorials to
Nearest of Kin to County’s
War Dead.
Washington’s birthday was being
observed today by the banking insti
tutions and civic organizations of
the city following a beautiful tribute
yesterday to the men and women of
Marion county who gave their lives
during the world war.
The services yesterday were held
Tomlinson hull under the auspices of the
American legion to acknowledge the re
ceipt of memorials from Frauce for the
next of kin of the four. hundred and
more men and women who were killed
or died in the last war.
Fathers and mothers, sisters and
brothers of those who made the supreme
sacrifice completely filled Tomlinson
While the American legion In every
city in this country was observing
Washington's birthday, the legion of this
city was holding the most Impressive
servlee held here In years.
The spirit of yesterday was carried
over today, when the banks of the city
were closed. Classes were being con
tracted in all of the city schools as usual,
hut exercises of a patriotic nature were
held in many of the schools.
Officially, the statehouse was closed
and the same applied to most offices at
the Federal building. There was only
one general mirt' delivery today. Most
of the courts and ofMces at the court
house were open today.
The retail stores In the downtowc dis
trict were open ns usual today, accord
ing to n decision announced by William
F. Balcb, manager of the Merchant*’ as
Henry N. Spaan of Indianapolis de
livered the principal address at the
service held at Tomlinson hall.
Hilton IT. Brown, whose son was killed
In the last days of the war, spoke In
behalf of the relatives of those who neTr-r
returned from the battle front. Mr.
Brown acknowledged the receipt of the
memorials given by France to the near
est of kin of those who fell during the
war. The memorials will be distributed
soon to the relatives.
Judge Solon Carter, chairman of tbe
legion committee in charge of the ex
ercises, paid a tribute to France in lion
oring the dead of Marlon county. Judge
Carter read Booth Tarkingtou's tribute
to France. .
Franklin O’Oller, national commander
of the legion, sent an official message
to every post Jn the country. This mes
sage was read at all exercises held by
the legion yesterday.
(Jor Goodrich, as representative of the
state, wsi on the platform, with repre
sentatives from the county and city, from
the Y. M C. A., the K. C., the Salva
tion Army, the Red Cross, the G. A. R.,
the Ppanish-Ameriean War Veterans, the
Jewish organizations and other organi
zations which did effective work durlug
the war.
Tbe Boy Scouts acted as ushers and
an army bugler from Ft. Benjamin Har
rison sounded taps. Rev. W. Allison of
Irvington, who acted as a chaplain dur
ing the war. gave tbe Invocation. W. S.
Mitchell of tbe war camp community
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Woman Held Under Bond as
Husband Is Investigated.
One room at police headquarters today
resembles a lingerie arid Jewelry shop.
In It Is plied Joot said to have been
stolen from twenty-five Indianapolis
homes, the discovery of which brought
the, arrest of Mrs. Fannie Thomas, 1336
North West street.
Included In the loot is a comb, set with
pearls, which Mrs. J. H. Thomas, 522
West Thirteenth street, received from her
husband, who got it in the Philippine
Islands in 1808. It is valued at SBOO.
Other valued silk articles were taken
from tbe Thomas home.
The method of the burglar, according
to Detectives T fab up and Sneed, was
to. go to a home of colored or white
people, ring the doorbell, and if no me,
answered to enter by means of a pats
key and carry off valuable articles.
Mrs. Thomas Is held under $5,000 bond,
pending an Investigation of the robbery
and the activities of her husband, Henry
Thomas. Two children were sent to
the detention home.
Mrs. Thomas lost two children In a
fire Dec. 17, 1919.
Governor to Ask Congress to
Open Vast Acres Sf
SEATTLE, Feb. 21.—Alaska wishes to
throw open her millions of acres of na
tional forests so the billions of feet of
paper wood of the northland can help
relieve the pulp and newsprint famine,
Oov. Thomas Higgs, Jr,, of \luska de
clared here recently.
Gov. Riggs >vns on bis way irom Ju
neau, capital of Alaska, to Washington,
where he expected to help pr°ss pending
legislation intended to remove rest lo
tions and allow pulp manufacturers to
go Into the Tongass and Chugach reser
vations, the northern territory's two
great reserves.
Pulp and paper men are anxious to
go to Alaska and establish mills as
great as those operated in British Co
lumbia, not far south of the' Alaska
boundary line, the governor asserted.
Alaska's great forests stretch over ap
proximately 34.000 square miles, an area
nearly equal In size to the slate of In.
-a la ns, according to estimates made by
government officials.
Change and Other
Markets Close Today
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. The stock ex
change and other New Y'ork markets were
closed today in observance of Waahing
toa'a birthday. .
Seeks Legislative Action to
Remedy Party Mistakes
for Campaign.
An attempt will be made by Gov.
Goodrich to throttle the second spe
cial session of the legislature to be
called some time next month, by at
tempting to bring about an agree
ment similar to the one which gov
erned the previous special session,
limiting consideration to measures
satisfactory to the governor and his
friends, plans announced today re
This will be done despite the fact
that such action is clearly unconsti
tutional and that the assembly has
the right to consider any measures
pertaining to the public w-elfare.
Tlf session, according to plans an
nounced by the governor will be purely
for the good of the party at which
the mistakes" of the present, administra
tion will be considered, and if possible,
corrected in order that the party may
go before the voters the coming fall
with the statement, that, although the
administration hal made mistakes, It
had done Its best to correct them.
Just What the session shall consider
and not consider will be determined at
a meeting of the republican state rom
znlttee. the candidates for governor and
members of the state administration. The
action of the gdvernor in Inviting candi
date!' to attend the conference Is some
thing of a surprise, for not all the candi
dates are In sympathy with the gover
nor's methods In dictating to the as
Lieut. Gov. Bush is strongly opposed
to such methods, considering them a vio
lation of the constitution and an agree
ment on the part of the legislators a
violation of their oaths of office. He ts
expected to speak right out in meeting
when the conference la called and tell
whit be thinks of the executive depart
ment of tbe state government dictating
to the legislative.
Warreu T. McCray, another candidate
for tho republican nomination for gov
ernor, has let It be known that he Is
opposed to such methods, but he has not
recently been outspoken on the subject.
Edward Toner, who Is being asslated In
his campaign by the Goodrich adminis
tration, Is expected to agree to whatever
tho governor suggests. James TV. Feslcr
haa made no statement ns to his stand on
the centralization of power In the atate.
but It Is expected that he will not ob
ject seriously.
The governor, It Is said, by using tbe
gag, expects to limit the session ten
days or two weeks. Under the constitu
tion It may continue In session for forty
days. After the state committee, the
(Continued On Page Five.)
Rob Factory After Breaking
Locks, but Get Little.
Burglars ripped a safe In the office of
the Ralph E. Jones A Cor factory, at the
Belt railroad and East Eleventh street,
curly today, after breaking the door
glass and opening the night lock.
They found the outside door of the
safe unlocked, and used a “jimmy” to rip
open the inside doors.
Wallace Gather, 942 North Oriental
street, superintendent of the factory, dis
covered tho robbery anil found papers
scattered over the floor. He told Motor
Police Officers Morarlty and Reilly that
he did not believe tbe thieves obtained
more than $9 for their trouble. The
company manufacturers separators for
storage batteries. The police believe the
robbers are the same who have ripped a
number of safes in various parts of the
city recently.
It is believed the same burglars en
tered the office of the Iroquois Petroleum
Company, Brightwcod avenue .and Tvvou
tieth street. Fred Crlft, manager, re
ported that they got between $5 and $lO
from tho desk, which they* “jimmied,"
and $2 In 2-cent stamps.
Member of Famous
Adams Family in
Vice President Race
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.— Samuel Adams,
editor of the American Fruit Grower, has
announced his candidacy Oar the repub
lican nomination for vice president. He
was born at Westfield, Mass., May 13,
1N76, and is a member of the A lams fam
ily that has given two presideats to this
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Feb. 23. Mrs.
Joseph Tnchnott, 33 years olf., of Grand
Beach, a few miles east of here, was in
stantly killed last night when hit by a
Michigan Central train near her home.
) By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis. 10c;
Subscription Rates, j Elsewhere , 12c . By Mall, 50c Per Month.
Bandits Rap Victims
With Dollar Watches
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—Even the
holdup men are affected In these days
of the O. C. E. (outrageous cost of
Eight masked men held up forty
card players in a> political club here
today and took from them all their
Every guest who was found to have
a'dollar w atch was hit on the head
with the butt of a gun for his “cheap
Burial in Arlington Today
Will Be Attended by Many
Distinguished Men.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23—While three
volleys break from the rifles of a firing
squad of bluejackets and United States
naval buglers sound “taps" the body of
Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, Arctic
explorer and discoverer of the north
pole, who died here Friday, will be In
terred In Arlington cemetery today.
Many of the most notes! men of the
country were to pay homage at the
grave. Chaplain Wright of the navy,
who served with Admiral Peary thirty
years ago at League Island, was to con
duct the services both at the Feary
home -and at the cemetery.
Among the honorary pallbearers are
Vice President Marshall, Secretary Dan
iels, Vllhjalmur Sfefansson, Capt. Robert
A Bartlett, who was commander of the
Roosevelt, the vessel In wh'ch Peary
made his “dash to the pole;" Chief Jus
tice White of the United States supreme
court. Cel. David L Bralnard, who held
tbe “farthest north" record in 18S3;
Speaker Gillett, Ambassador Jusserand
of France and Charge d’Affaires Lind
*ay of the British embassy.
Following services at the P®ary home,
the body of the explorer was to be
taken to Arlington cemetery on a gun
caiason, escorted by a squad of cavalry
and a battery of field artillery from Ft.
Meyer and with a squad of sallora act
ing as an honor guard.
Tbe casket waa wrapped with the
American flag which Peary carried on
all bis Arctic expeditions and which he
finally "nailed to the pole."
A company of sailors from the presi
dent's yacht, tha Mayflower, comprised
the firing squad, the buglers and coloi
Note to Allies Not to ‘Close
Door’ to Adjustment.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.—President
Wilson'* reply to the latest allied note
on the Adriatic settlement will be ready
for transmission on the cables by to
night, It was thought today.
A complete draft of the eomraunleatlon
will be sent to the president for bis ap
proval by Acting Secretary of State Folk.
While the reply wag regarded as his Anal
word over the argument in tbe plan
formulated In January by the allies for
the disposition of the eastern Adriatic
coast, it was declared on high authority
that the note does not “close the door" to
further negotiations. Atr answer to Wil
son's note, therefore. Is expected here.
It was believed in official circles In
Washington that withdrawal or removal
of Gabriele D'Annunzio from Fiume
would be followed Immediately by a final
adjustment of the difficulties between
Italy and .Tugo-Slavla.
Officials believe, however, that while
D'Annunzio retains control of Fiume,
Premier Mttl will hesitate to take any
steps which would be regarded as too
conciliatory. v
This attitude of Mttl, it was said, is
due to the large nationalist and military
following that D'Annunzio has.
D'Annunzio, according to reports reach
ing the United States, is losing his
ascendancy in Fiume.
The Adriatic correspondence will be
made public within a feV days. Thp
president has laid great stress on the
right of self determination.
Pines the Interchange of notes began,
administration officials have favored full
publicity but release of the several com
munications in Washington has been de
ferred pending approval of the allied
Longest in World Inundated in
Salt River Valley.
PHOENIX. Ariz., Feb. 23.-Flood wa
ters pouring through the Salt river valley
have taken a total of seven bridges and
caused thousands of dollars damage.
Art apron near Roosevelt darn has
broken, releasing additional water.
The South Central Avenue bridge here,
considered the longest bridge in the
world. Is inundated, with water running
several inches deep over both Its ap
Wife Retaliates
• ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Felt. 23.—John Bofo
heat his wife. In revenge she tipped po
lice that John had a whisky still in his
Local Forecast—Rnin tonight and
probably Tuesday; not much change In
temperature; lowest tonight 30 to 35 de
Hun sets today, 5:30; rises tomorrow,
8:26; sets. 5:31.
One year ago today, highest tempera
ture, 40; lowest, 33.
Pity Zoo’s King
of Rubbernecks;
Throat Is Sore
Monarch of Giraffes in Central
Park Zoo Is Victim of
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—The greatest
catastrophe in Its history has befallen
the Central Park zoo. Topmost, the
most altitudinous of the giraffe herd, has
the quinsy.
Topmost got his feet wet a week ago.
Naturally the sore throat didn’t develop
until yesterday. It took six rolls of ib
sorbent cotten, ten yards of red flannel
and an hour of Keeper Hurton's time
to bandage the ailing portion of Top
mosts’s anatomy.
“Gosh, that’s tough for poor old Top
most," said Hurton. “It’s probably the
worst thing that could happen to any
animal, unless the hippopotamus had
corns or the porcupine had hives.”
Buford Returns After Land
ing ‘Red Cargo ’ in Finland.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.—Completing her
round trip voyage to Hango, Finland,
where she left the first large group
of “reds” expelled from America, the
United States array transport Buford,
the “soviet ark,” docked at Hoboken
today. After discharging casual officers
and troops the ."essel was moved to
Brooklyn to discharge cargo and be
None of the officers of the Buford had
been “officially” advised today that the
ship will make another trip with de
ported radicals. The rumor was gen
eral, however, that the second group of
anarchists were ready for deportation
and will he sent on the Buford soon.
Six members of the crew, who Intended
to be married on Christmas, but were
ordered to sea with the Buford the Sun
day before, announced today they would
waste no time "getting hitched.”
Use Hamnfer and Stovelid
Lifter Upon Father.
NEW YORK. Feb. 23.—William Friday
was taken to a hospital today suffering
from concussion of the brain as the
result of being beaten by his son Robert,
17, and daughter Agnes, 15, according
to tbe police.
Friday Is alleged to have attacked his
wife and driven her from the house.
Then he attacked the boy, the police
said. Tbe girl seized a hammer and
went to her brother's assistance. The
boy used a stove-lid lifter as a weapon
and the two beat their father Into un
Robert was arraigned today and pa
roled In custody of his mother for ex
amination tomorrow.
Refuge in Lynn, Mass., Burns
—Ten Others Escape.
LYNN, Mass., Feb. 23.—Four aged
women were burned to death In a tire
which swept the Home for Aged Women
here today. Ten others had narrow es
capes from death.
The dead are Mr?. Clara Walker. Mrs.
Martha E. Proctor, Miss Lydia N. Wade
and Miss Ella A. Gowdy. All were over
80 years old.
I. W. W. Trials Halt
for Patriotic Day
MONTESANO. Wash., Feb. 23.—N0 ses
sion of the Gray's Harbor court was held
today. The trial of the ten 1. W. W.,
charged with the murder of four Ameri
can legion men at Centralis on Armistice
day will be resumed tomorrow.
Works Diligently
for Success of War
Veterans' Circus
f&gSSra *4
The stage is set for the' big World War
Veterans’ circus at Tomlinson hall, which
opens tonight.
One of those who is working diligently
for the success of the show- is Edward R.
Layton, treasurer of the county organiza
tion of the World War Veterans, who
tires at 280S) Shelby street. lie served In
the aviation section of the Seventieth aero
There will be matinee performances
Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
Adgie and her lions, I’rof. Anderson’s dog
and pony show, Jumbo, the big elephant,
and Marsh’s minstrels of twenty-five peo
ple are on the program.
Crushed Beneath Rear Truck
of Freight Trailer at East
and Washington Streets.
When the rear trucks of thd last
of three trailers attached to a T. H.,
I. & E. freight train jumped the
tracks at East and Washington
streets today, an unidentified man
was caught beneath the wheels. The
man appeared to be a laborer about
60 years old. t
It required more than an hour to re
move the mangled body from under the
trucks. When the clothing of the man
Was searched not a scrap of paper was
found by Dr. Paul RoDinson, coroner.
The pockets contained only a corncob
pipe, a tin box of tobacco and a pair o
gold-rlmmed eyeglasses in a worn black
case. The body was removed to the city
The coroner ordered tne three members
of the car crew taken to police head
quarters until he could investigate the
accident and determine who was to blame.
The men were not arrested.
Nathan J. Wheeler, motorman; William
Roberts, conductor, and Andrew McKin
ney, flagman, were the members of the
crew, and all live in Greenfield.
The motor car was No. 134. the first
freight car was No. 240, followed br
freight car No. 238, and the last freight
car was No. 235. It was freight car No.
235 that split the switch at the east side
of East street. The train was inbound
from Greenfield. As the rear trucks of
the last car left the track the car swung
around until It was headed north anil
south instead c* east and west. It did
not break loose from the train, the other
cars remaining on the track. Two
wrecking crews were sent to the scene.
Police Sergeant Murphy and Motor
Police Seblangen and Dalton went to tha
scene In the emergency automobile. They
made the Investigation. Lieut. Woolen,
Sergts. Gaddis and Johnson and a num
ber of patrolmen were hurried to the
corner of Fast snd Washington streets,
ss the heavy traffic of the early morn
ing was presenting a big problem.*and
automobiles were routed so as not to
pass the corner. Inbound East Wash
ington street cars were blocked and a
line of cars more than three blocks long
were baited for more than ar ho’ r. tire
Fast Michigan street cars were blocked
on East street.
The blockade occurred at a time when
hundreds of persons were attempting
to reach the downtown district to go
to work In offices and stores, or to
transfer to other car lines to reach
factories. They were forced to walk.
After the two wrecking crews with
Jacks lifted the heavily loaded freight
car from the mangled body the coroner
searched the clothing of the dead man
and when no mark of Identification was
found be gave the following description
to newspaper men In an effort to have
the body identified;
The man was about 60 years old. 5
feet 7% inches in height and weighed
Is<‘ pounds. He wore tan shoes, army
socks, gray underwear, an army O. D.
shirt, dark coat, vest and trousers, a
dark overcoat and gray gloves. jro.
ore a dark cap. The head was so
badly crushed that it was impossible
to distinguish his features, but Dr. Rob
inson said the man had gray hair and
a gray mustache.
He evidently was on his vat to work
and carried his lunch wranped In a
newspaper, in his overcoat pocket was
a pasteboard b‘ux containing salt and
some fruit wrapped in a piece of paper.
Two witnesses of the accident said
the man had walked from the north slda
of Washington street to a spot near tha
car tracks. He stood waiting for ths
freight train to pass. Suddenlv the rear
trucks left the tracks as the wheels
split the switch. The rear of the car
started north, -catching the man be
neath the wheels and horribly mangling
him. The body was dragged about
twenty-five feet.
All members of the train crew say
they were In the motor car at the time
of the accident. McKinney, flagman, slid
he was standing at the south door of the
motor car and looking back, but did not
see the accident as the car jumped tin
track to the north side. Roberts, con
ductor, said he was standing at the south
door of the front car and saw the man
standing near the car tracks. Roberts
saw the rear of the last freight car
swing around, be said, and called to
Wheeler, the motorman. Roberts said he
saw the man caught beneath the wheels.
Wheeler stopped the train quicklv, as It
was not going fast. The train went less
than half a car length after the rear
trucks split the switch.
Gotham With 8,500,000
Held Greatest City
NEW AORK. Feb. 23.—Estimates on
New York s census returns for 1920 give
the city more than 7.000.000 inhabitants
according to census officials. The popu
lation of the metropolitan district, which
includes suburbs not actually belonging
to the city is said to exceed 5,500.00.
These figures would make New York
indisputably the biggest city In the
world. London coming second with about
1,000,00 less, both for the city proper
and the London metropolitan area.
Munitions Frauds
Cases Are Dismissed
KNOXVIULE, Tentn.. Feb. 23.—Fol
lowing a short recess today all criminal
cases against William J. Oliver and nlm
co-defendants, charged with conspiracy
and sabotage in connection with th
manufacture and sale of defective artil
lery equipment to the United States gov
ernment during the war, were dismissed
by Judge McCall in federal court.
Maurice Ragsdale,
Your Mother Is 111
Maurice Ragsdale's mother is seriously
ill In Kentucky. He left Indiana uni
versity a week ago to come to Indian
up/dls. it is believed, and has not been
s£en since. His father. J. S. Ragsdale,
of Paducah, Ky., superintendent of
schools, has asked the police to helf
find him.

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