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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 250. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE BREAKS WITH GOODRICH CITY’S INACTION PERILS LEGION HEADQUARTERS f Removal From Indianapolis Threatened by Delay in Provfding Building. BIG MOVE UNDER WAY r A definite movement is under way to take the national headquarters of the American legion to Washington, it'was learned today. The fact that Indiana has done nothing definite toward providing a building for the headquarters has lent strength to the movement. So strong the movement become that tb" national operative committee of the legion has appointed committee to Investigate Washington's plan* for the construction of a memorial hall which Washington hopes will house the Ameri can legion. The committee will meet in Washington next week. This committee was appointed at the insistence of a committee of Washing ton members of the legion who appeared before the national executive committee early this month with their plans. The committee. It is explained. Is not to report on the availability of Wash ington as a headquarters of the legion, but simply to recommend the approval or disapproval of the construction of a national memorial there. TO BE TAKEN UP AT CONVENTION. It Is known, however, that Washing-on hopes and expects that this hall will become the headquarters of the legion. Armed with a favorable report on the project, legion members favoring Wash ington plan to go before the national con vention of the legion in September and . demand that the headquarters be taken there. Indianapolis has an disadvantage on this committee because two of the mem bers are from Washington and only one Is from Indiana. Unless Indiana shows some Inclination immediately to do some thing for the legion it is very probable that a minority report from the Indian apolis member of the committee will have little force with the national organiza tion. Walter Myers is the Indiaqapolis mem ber of the committee. The Washington members are Kenneth A. Mcßae and E. Lester Jones. That Washington intends and expects that this building will be the headquar ters of the legion Is shown by the fact that circulars have been gotten out de scribing the building as "the home of the American legion.” INDICATIONS THAT QUARTERS MILL MOVE. There is every indication that unless i special session of the legislature is called immediately and that unless a sum large enough to equal Washing ton’s plans is appropriated for a head quarters, the headquarters will be taken from Indianapolis. Washington is asking only for the ap proval of a memorial project at this lime but It is admittedly asking for this approval as a means to gaining its end which is removal of the headquarters to that city. Washington has drawings for a *10,000,000 war memorial building and congress has provided the land. When the land was turned over to the com mittee in charge of the construction it was not intended for an American legion headquarters but arrangements have ■een made whereby it can be used for rhis purpose. STATE COMMITTEE ' \ 15 A t STSi EFFORTS. A committee of Indiana citizens has fen busy on plans for the headquarters nml this committee has done all in its power under the circumstances. The committee is waiting on the state to do something. It has been decided' that the only practical way to finance l he building is through an appropriation by the state. This appropriation must be made by a special session of the legislature immed iately if the headquarters is to be re lained. Gov. Goodrich has promised the legion that such a session would be called. An effort was made to intro duce an appropriation bill at the last special session, but it was not accepted because the legislature was gagged and because the state administration has promised to present the matter at a later session. The movement to take the headquarters to Washington was started early this month at a meeting of the executive com mittee of the legion. A committee from Washington called on the national com ittee and placed before it the plans for the memorial hall, demanding that they be investigated. This committee was ap pointed by the national officers who saw fit to place on it two Washington men and one Indianapolis man. The Washington building w*U contain an auditorium seating 7,000 persons. It. will also contain a room for each of the forty-eight states, showing that it (Continued on Page Two.) M’ADOO BLANKS STILLJN DEMAND Requests Keep on Coming From All Parts of Indiana. Requests for petitions designed to place William G. McAdoo’s name on the pri mary ballot as a candidate for the demo cratic nomination for president continue to come to Indianapolis from various points in Indiana and to be made by local admirers of the former secretary ot the treasury. These requests are being referred to Walter Myers, 835 State Life building, to whom the McAdoo supporters deliv ered the blank petitions and those that had signed yesterday. Mr. Myers is not taking any part in the circulation of these petitions other than supplying those persons who demand them with the blanks and keeping a record of who gets them. The conditions under which he took charge of the McAdoo petitions were that he was not bound either to file them or not to file them, but was to hold them until such time as it was de termined whether any one would enter the Indiana primaries. Mr. McAdoo has declared that he does not desire to go Into the primaries of any state and desires nnlnstructed dele gates to form the San Francisco conven tion. His friends In Indiana are insist ing that they are willing that this state’s delegation go nnlnstructed. but they will tContinued on Page Two.) Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind.. Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis. Tnd., under act March 3. 1879. Foster Parents . Fight Mother For Little Boy “BABY EARL.” Two women love “Baby Earl." Both desire to have little Earl’s chubby arms encircle their necks and - whisper “Mamma.’’ To determine who shall get the child Judge Solon Carter of superior court, room 3, tday set the hearing of the pleas of two women for 2 o’clock Friday. One claimant is Vada Southall, who says she is the mother of “Baby Earl.” The other woman Is Mrs. Mildred Gauer, wife of William G&uer, a grocer. I living at 213 North F.ast street. Mrs. Gauer has had the custody of “Baby Earl” sin f e he was 14 months old. : Earl is now 2' t - 3 years old. I Mrs. Gauer tlaims that a borne is not I a home unless baby’s laugh Is heard, j A visit to the Florence Crittenden home months ago resulted in Mrs. Gauer taking Earl to her home, where he has I been ever since. “Arrangements were made by which ; the mother pays me a certain "sum each week for caring for Earl," said Mn\ Gauer. “I do not care for ihe money, as my husband and myself want t< adopt Earl. My husband loves him, too.” In a petition asking for a writ of (Continued on Page Two.) Newark Star-Eagle Doubles Price March 1 [ NEWARK, N. J„ Feb. 26 The Newark Star-Eagle. an afternoon dnlly, announced today that it will increase its price from 1 to 2 cents a copy, beginning March 1. S. W. I amson, Veteran Grain Merchant, Dies I CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—5. Warren Lam son, founder of the board of trade firm of Lamson Bros. & Cos., and one of the best-known grain men In the country, is dead at Pasadena. Cal. 3 Dead, 4 Fatally Hurt in Pool Hall Robbery COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Feb. 26. Three men are dead and four fatally wounded here as a result of the holding up of a pool hall early today. Os the three bandits who entered the hall, one is among the dead, and two are included in the list of fatally wounded. The killing occurred when the robbers became confused, started shooting at each other, and then at the pool hall patrons. Adriatic Notes to Be Given Out Tomorrow WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.-The Adriatic | correspondence between the president and I the entente premiers will be made public | tomorrow morning, it was announced to ; day after a conference between Acting j Stcretary of State Polk and Secretary | Tumulty. Tbe entire correspondence Is about 12,- 000 words in length. Ask Federal Inquiry Into Baking Concern ST. LOUTS, Feb. 26.- The Missouri fair price commission will request the de partment of Justice to investigate the financial affairs of tbe Federal System of Bakeries, a $25.000.000 concern with a string of 600 bakeries over the country, it was learned today. The action Ir a sequel to an investigation by the com mission into reasons for an increase in the price of bread from 15 to 17 cents a loaf, made ten days ago. Headquarters j of the corporation are located at Daven ! port, la. Wife Declares Caillaux Can’t Be Convicted as Traitor to France PARIS, Feb. 26. —1n the first. Interview she has given out. since her husband was bVought to trial on the charge of having treasonable deal ings with the enemy in wartime, Mme. Caillaux, wife of former Premier Joseph Caillaux, declared today that she is certain her husband will he acquitted. Mrae. Caillaux, who did not hesitate to* hill Gaston Calmette, editor of Le Figaro,! when the editor began a political attack against her husband in 1914, is proving an indefatigable aid to the defense. ‘‘l never have believed for a moment that my husband would be found guilty,” she declared. "The government has not proved a single point. The acusations are not direct charges against him, but merely Innuendo. “But I am alarmed for my husband's j health. He is using up all bis energy in j defending himself. I fear he will not be J able to bear the continued strain if the j trial lasts as long as they say it will. GIVES ALL HER TIME TO HI'SBAND’S CASK. “I have been giving all my time to my husband’s defense and X feel certain that he will not be convicted.” Mine. Calllaux receive! the corrogpond ent in the magnificent salon of her apart ment in the Place Moncean quarter, where President Wilson resided on his first visit to Paris during the peace con ference. She is a beautiful, statuesque woman of proud bearing. As she talked half a doaen Pekinese dogs galloped and barked about the hall of the apartment. One of them was wrapped in bandages JhiMawa Jla% Sittt w FIRE CAPTAIN’S WIDOW SPURNS SI,OOO AND JOB Car Company’s Offer on Acci dent Compared to $9,250 Claim on Truck. SIO,OOO SUIT FOLLOWS Is a wrecked Are truck worth seven times more than a human life? Is SI,OOO sufficient reparation for the life of a husband, a father and a pub lic servant who was killed while on duty as a guardian of the public safety? Mrs. A. 11. Schaffer, widow of Fire Captain Schaffer, who was killed when a street car hit a Arc truck at Thlrty fonrth stret and Kenwood avenue, Nov. 16 last, was offered Sl.Odd and a life Job sweeping for the company in settle ment <■s her claims for tbe death ot her husband, she says. The city of Indianapolis has demanded $0,250 for the wrecked fire truck, which, It is said, was purchased nine years ago for about $7,500. CITY UNABLE TO HELP FIREMEN. Appeals were made to the city legal department on behalf of three firemen who were injured in the accident for he>: in obtaining settlement of their claims, but the department could not help, it is understood. They finally settled at \ very low figures or received nothing. A jury in the county courts will soon be called on to answer the two questions when a damage suit for SIO,OOO. filed by Mrs. Schaffer against the Indianapolis Street Railway Comjiany Is heard. F. A. Rugensteln. fireman. 512 Maple road, was badly injured and is said to have been disfigured for life In the ac cident in which Schaffer was killed. William P. Dalton and Ralph Charles, firemen, were also Injured. Following the accident the motorman In charge of tbe street car was arrested, and five grand Jury is said to be investigating Rugensteln hovered between life and death for several weeks. On recovering he agreed lo a settlement for S3OO. It Is understood. It is said that no agreement was made with Dalton or Charles. NO SETTLEMENT FOR F!BE TRICK. D. H. Bvnnm. assistant city attorney, wrote a letter to officials of the car company demanding a aettletnent for the wrecked fire truck p: the sum of $9,250. D is said the car company made a tentative offer to settle for $7,400. However, no settlement has been made, according to Mr. Bynum. Mrs. Schaffer said that a tnan named Brooks called at her home, 3738 North Illinois street, and offered her SI,OOO and a Job sweeping in settlement of all claims against the railway company, and also offered her son a Job. "Os course T would not accept that ’’ she said, “All the money in the world could not hrlng back my husband, and the offer seemed to be very little, t refused the offer made and have heard nothing ' from the street car company since.” SUGAR TO DROP TO 171-2 CENTS Wyckoff Sees Slight Relief Coining in April. Quotations on sugar futures indicate the retail price of that commodity in In dianapolis will descend to cents a pound about the/inlddle of April, Stan ley Wyckoff, fair price commissioner for Indiana, said today. i Most grocers are now selling sugar nf 19 cents a pound, Mr. Wyckoff said. In a few cases they are selling sugar at cost •to regular customers. A price as low ns If cents a pound is being charged by some. May and June pricey on sugar at Cuban ports have gone as low ns B>A and 9V4 cents a pound. Planters attempted to maintain their price of HVj cents a pound but a crop of 4.000.000 tons in the island taken with the fact that South Amerlran sugar producing countries are seeking a market In this country en abled American buyers to force the price down. “I do not think it fair to encourage hopes for an unusual break in the sugar market for this summer,” said Mr. Wyckoff, “but I think the price will go off another cent and a half soon. “The heaviest buying In tbe Cuoan market comes in March and April. The manufacturing trade is in tbe market at. that time. Some buying for May and June deliveries has given an Idea what the retail price in this country will be. but I don’t think it. will go under 17% cents. Shipping, storage and Insurance costß must lie added to the price the retailer pays as well as the refinery and wholesale profits.” as thought sick or injured. Mme. Cnil laux attempted to pick it up ns she talked, but. the pet fled down the hall. The wife of the accused former states man spoke feelingly of his health. "It Is a terrible mental strain,!’ she said. “In addition to tbe long Imprison ment my husband has faced great bitter ness In tbe press. I hope for the best, but I fear his health will be ruined.” IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH THE LAWYERS. V bile she was talking the telephone l*ell rang. M:ne. Caillaux answered it and found it was her husband’s chief counsel; seeking an appointment to con sult her on a point of the defense. The telephone conversation lasted for some time and Mme. Caillaux showed that she is perfectly cognizant of every detail of the case ‘and has also a profound knowledge of French criminal law and f rench history. MmO. Caillaux was dressed simply In a morning frock. She explained that she had to terminate the inttrv#w be cause she had a Junobeou entWgement and after that she had an appclntmcnt to confer with her husband's laAi'er*. INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1920. Dennis Bush’s Lawyers Fight Jury Conviction Say 12 Men Who Found Him Guilty of Assault Were Im properly Drawn. Arguing from a decision of the su preme court that vacancies in grand Juries must be filled by the drawing of names from the jury box, Michael A. Ryan nnd Martin Hugg, attorneys for Dennis J. Bush, argued in the supreme court today that the jury which found Bush guilty of assault and battery in 1910 was not properly drawn. The Bush case has been before the supreme court for four years. Bush was convicted of assault on Ralph E. Rickman, a democratic deputy state fire marshal, and whs sentenced by Special Judge Charles E. Henderson to serve four months on the penal farm and to pay a fine of S9OO and costs, (t was al teged that Rlchman was attacked by agents of Bush because of his political activities. Bush escaped punishment for his part In irrergularltlcs in the city hall while he was street commissioner by testifying against Mayor Bell and has since been very active in behalf of tbe courthouse faction of the republican or ganlzatloo. According to 'be arguments of the at torne.vs for tbe appellant, a regular panel of the Jury was ordered and when the day of the trial came it was discovered that only nine of the twelve men ordered to appear for jury service were present. According to the attorneys, the court or dered the sheriff to bring in three men to fill the vacant places, as was then cus tomary. The sheriff obeyed the instructions of the court and brought in three men to fill the vacancies, Mr. Ryan told the sn preme court. Later, he sold, lx of Un original nine men were excused by the court and their places were filled by Jurors whose names were drawn from the Jury box. He routeuded that the names of the three men who filled the original vacancies also should have been drawn from the box. Edward White, deputy attorney gen eral, who appeared for the state, con tended that the Jury was regularly and properly drawn. NEWBERRY QUIZ RECORDS HEARD Grand Jury Evidence Laid Be fore Grand Rapids Court. GRAND RATIOS. Feb. 26. Reading Into the records of the trial the grand Jury statements of various of the 12.1 defendants occupied much of to day's session of the trial. The statements were read from a note book by Special Assistant Attorney Gen eral Dale Sonter, In which tie bad Jotted down notes on the testimony of grand Jury witnesses. The most Important testimony thus re peated was that of Zcalleb (Tago of De troit, who sab! he directed Wayne coun ty campaign headquarters at a snlnrv of S3OO 0 month; Thomas Phillips. who testified he got SIOO a week running the Newberry publicity campaign, and George W, John, who declared he re ceived S4OO for his work as a New berry "four minute man.” HELD AS THUG ON $14,000 BOND Taxi Driver Says Eugene Du vall Put Gun Against Back. The thrilling story of the holdup of a taxicab driver, related In city court to day, resulted In Eugene Duvall being held to the grand jury under bond of $14,000 Duvall, alleged to be the holdup man, had been held In SIO,OOO bend, but Judge Pritchard rnised it on hearing the taxicab driver's story. Patrick Murphy, the taxi driver, told the court that on the night, of Keb. 14 two men, one of whom was Duvall, asked him to drive them. When on a lonely country road one of them sunk a revolver in Murphy's ribs, while the other relieved him of -Sq cents, he claims. They then told Murphy to drive them to Anderson, where they jilaned to pull a "$05,000 job," according to Murphy. The taxi man at this request circled back through Indianapolis, stalling his engine at Washington nnd Illinois streets. Du vail pulled the revolver again, and Mur phy grabbed him. The other alleged holdup man ran. Murphy’s shouts at tracted attention and Patrolman Jud kins came up and nrrested Duvall, ac cording to tbe court testimony Police officers told Judge Pritchard that Duvall has served two penitentiary terms in Illinois and is a paroled con vict now. ARTICLE X WILL COME UP LAST Senate Comes to Agreement After Lodge Puts Motion. WASHINGTON. Feb. 26. The senate today adopted a motion by Senator Podge to postpone discussion of the reservation oti Article 10 of the league of nations,covenant until all other reser vations have been disposed of. |#THE WEATHER, Focal Forecast—Fair and continued cold tonight, with lowest temperature about 10 degree**; Friday fair, Itli slow ly rising temperature. HOCKEY TEMPERATURE. fi a. m :.. . to 7 a. m 10 8 a. m 12 9 a. m 13 10 a. m 14 11 a. m 15 1* a. in 11 1 p. m 17 2 p. m 19 Sun sete today, 3:88; rises tomorrow. 6:22 ; sets. 5:34. Oitu- year ago today, highest tempera ture, 33; la west, 14. M’CULLOCH NO QUITTER, G.O.P. PRESS IS TOLD Democratic Candidate for Gov ernor Denies He’ll Quit Be cause of Ralston. ‘IN FIGHT TO FINISH’ Col. Carleton B. McCulloch today an swered the report, printed in the repub lican press of Indianapolis to the effect that he might withdraw from the demo cratic race for the nomination for gov ernor with the entrance of Samuel L. Ralston, former governor. “One of the cardinal principles of ltfe Is never to start anything you can'not finish," he said. “X started in this fight for nomination nnd election as governor of Indiana, nnd I propose to be there to the very end. Every day brings encour agement. The prospects have never been so bright. Goodrich is on the run every where. He tries to excuse the tax law at Evansville, defends it at New Albany, then apologizes to the people of Indiana by promising to call a special session of the legislature, and finally apologizes to his party for apologizing to the people. What next?" SAYS SOUTHERN STATE IS STRONG IN SUPPORT. Col. McCulloch has Just returned from a trip through the south part of the state, with visits at. Evansville i Prince ton and Mt. Vernon. He Is greatly' pleased with the support being given him in that section of the state, interesting meetings being held at each place. At Mt. Vernon a number of the workers met at the courthouse where Col. McCulloch nddreseeq them. Judge Clements, presid ing. At Princeton Judge Duncan pre 'bled over a meeting altended by a utim bor of democrats. Col. McCulloch went to Terre Haute today, meeting tbe work ers. The candidacy of Col. McCulloch Is endorsed by Samijel B Wells of Seotts burg. Judge Hughes of Putnam. Joseph Stahl of Newton. Sixty of the leading citizens of Han cock county have signed a petition for the Col. McCulloch candidacy. Robert 1.. Mason, who heads the list} says the democrats of that county like the plat form announced by Col. McCollucb. LAFAYETTE MAN’S FALSE INDORSED. James K. Risk of Lafayette and Leb anon, whose entrance Into the rnee hat served to arouse a great deal of interest among the democrats of the state, today made public i letter received from J. A. Coons, who Is cashter of one of tbe banks at Lebanon, Indorsing hla candidacy. Mr. Risk called attention to the fart that hla candidacy Is backed by William Deck, John It Jones end J. A. Coona. three men who were most prominent In tbs establishment of tbe primary law in Indiana at a tint- when the political leader* of the democratle party were generally opposed to It. The letter from Mr. Coons Is as follow*; “I desire to say that I know James K. Risk intimately I know that he never hesitates to take a stand on pub lic questions, and I have never known Mr. Risk to be wrong on a public ques tion. He has been lending the people's fight In Indiana for more than twenty years. I was very familiar with his management of the people's fight on the Jones primary bill In the 1915 legislature, and I know that the passage of the Jones bill was largely due to the Risk man agement. “Asa memtwr of the 1913 legislature I know that Mr. Risk volunteered his services, as n good citizen should, and spent stxty days in Indianapolis, at his own personal expense. In the manage ment of the fight for the direct primary law. and he, at al! times, adTised mem bers of the legislature to support bills that were right and oppose bills that were wrong. “I know Kirby Risk t qualified to make Indiana a good governor and the good men and women of Indiana will honor the state by making him Indiana's governor." SALE OF PHONE LINES GRANTED Public Service Body Authori zes American Cos. Action. Authorization for the purchase of the capital stocks*of four Indiana telephone companies was granted the American Telephone and Telegraph Company by tho state public service commission today. The order allows another step toward the merging of all stibuldlary companies of the Aemrlcan Telephone and Tele graph Company In the state with the recently Incorporated Indiana Bell Tele phone Company. The four companies whose stock will be bought are the Citizens Telephone of Kokomo, the Independent Union Tele phone and Telegraph Company of Fow ler, the United Telephone Company of Bluffton and the Southern Indiana Tele phone Company. The American Telephone and Tele graph Company has merged the Central Union Telephone Company of Indianapo lis with the Indiana tell company and stock in the latter company will be Is sued to be exchanged for stock in the four state companies. The Indiana Bell stock will be taken by the American Tele phone and Telegraph Company. With the closing of the transactions authorized by the commission today all “Bell" properties lh tbe state, except that owned by the Chicago Telephone Company In the extreme northwest cor ner of the state, will be owned by the Indiana Bell company. The commission said that, the merger was desirable be cause It simplifies Jurisdiction and is con ducive to cfflcleny and economy. HARRY NEW JR. ILL AT PRISON Doctor Sent Her Word, Mother Announces. I/OS ANGELES, Feb. 2(i.-narry 8. New, who claims to be the son of United States Senator Harry S. New of Indi ana, Is seriously ill at San Quentin penitentiary, his mother, Mrs. Lily Bur ger, said today. New Is serving a sentence of from ten years to life imprisonment for the murder of his sweetheart, Frieda Lesser. Mrs- Rtirger said she received word of New* lllnes* from the prison physician. c„i,d—i n, t. ) By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis. 10c; -übscriptlon Rates. ( Elsewhere , 12c . By Mail. 60c Per Month. Vice President Marshall’s Foster Son Dies After a Brief Illness Y WASHINGTON, IN*. 26. Little S- P" Sir W’t , if year-old Morrison Marshall, adopted son W Vice President; and Mrs. Thomas 111 ley /-at Marshall, died at 3:45 o'clock this uioru / lug after an Illness of several days. r*oroi / j Little Morrison Marshall was never f J legally adopted by the vice president, although he has been a member of the famllv ftvr mnrr than two vpars. Tht | a recent picture of Vice President Marshall, his wife and their adopted son Morrison, who died to RELIEF DRIVE PLEDGES GROW Addition of $6,309 Swells Fund to $28,175 in City. Reports on tbo Near East Relief drive in Indianapolis today showed a total of $28,475 In pledges. At the noonday meeting of tbe twelve teams carrying out the work the reports showed 105 additional Armenian orphan cared for or a total of $6,109 in new pledges. This was a heavy Increase over yesterday. The Near Hast Relief organisation ex pects to have a decision from the county War Chest board Friday as to what may be expeeted either In the way of financial aid In caring for the county's quota of IO.iIOO orphans or an endorsement of the appeal. At the noon luncheon at the Y. W. C. A. Chairman Evans announced that a de cision would be forthcoming from the war chest officials. Women who are soliciting funds for Armenian orphans complain that many business men hesitate to pledge support In th<* absence of definite Information as to what tuay be expected from the war chest. ROBSPICELAND BANK OF $15,000 Yeggs Blow Open Safe, Carry ing Away Bonds and Cash. NEWCASTLE. Ind., Feb. 26 —Yeggs who blew the safe of tbe Henry county bank, n private Institution at Splceland, Tnd.. early today obtained $15,000. ac cording to estimates of Cashier C. L. Haßkett. About $7,000 in cash and SB,OOO in bonds are unaccounted for. The bank was robbed on Nov. 21. 1919, but no great amount of money was se cured. Lnte yesterday. Cashier Haskett took $5,000 to Newcastle for deposit. The robbers are believed to have escaped in an automobile. RENEW WORK AT UNION STATION Track Elevation Resumed After Steel Settlement. Work on track elevation at tbe Union station was resumed today, according to C. C. Pierson, secretary of the Con tractors’ association, following a settle ment of labor difficulties with steel workers which caused a cessation of activities since Feb. 3. A strike of fabricated steel workers of Indianapolis plants was settled yes terday. This also ended a lockout against structural steel workers employed on work at the Union station. Both crafts decided to return to work today. Track elevation In tho city and the work on the Illinois street subway will eonUnue a* e. result Os the settlement. Mother, 5 Children Die in Canadian Fire MONTREAL, Quebec. Feb. 26.—Mrs. M. Gregory and her five children lost their lives when fire destroyed their home at Greenfield Park, near here today. BABY ILL FOR SEVERAL DAYS Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Tremen dously Fond of Child. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. Little 3- year-old Morrison Marshall, adopted son of Vice President and Mrs. Thomas Riley Marshall, died at 3:45 o'clock this morn ing after an Illness of several days. I Little Morrison Marshall was never legally adopted by the vice president, although he bn* been a member of the family for more than two years. Tbe son of an obscure family, little Clarence Ignatius Morrison, attracted | the attention of Mrs. Marshall when bi mother brought him to a diet kitchen in which the wife of the vice president was j Interested. Mrs. Marshall became greatly attached to the little chap and frequently "borrowed” him and took him to the Marshall suite In a hotel here. BECAME FOND OF CHILD. The vice president became tremend ously fond of little Clarence Marshall and some two years ago the mother of the child consented to its being taken into the Marshall family. In order that the mother- might be near her child, Mrs. Marshall secured employment for her in the hotel where little Morrison lived with the vice president. In their hotel apartment here tho vice president and his wife had a special kitchenette installed, a trained nurse was given charge of little Morrison and he became famous as one of the most hand some babies In Washington. WENT DRIVING WITH MORRISON. Wherever the vice president and Mrs. Marshall were seen during the daytime, little Morrison was generally seen also. The vice president frequently took the little chap and hla nurse with him when he went to the capltol and often when he had a few minutes to spare before opening the senate the vice president spent it playing on the capltol lawn with the little fellow. The Marshalls moved to a suburban hotel last year, thinking to benefit tlielr small ward. Here on a high balcony they had a special playroom fitted up for Morrison and Installed a sand pile. CONDITION BECAME SERIOUS SUNDAY. Little Morrison became one of the “celebrities" of Washington and was known to statesmen and diplomats of high rank. He was an energetic child nnd had been in gobd health up to a few weeks ago, when he was taken 111. On Sunday tis condition became serl | ous and Vice President Marshall ean i celled engagements for a speaking tour and returned hurriedly to Washington. ! Specialists from Johns Hopkins hospital (Continued on Page Two.) PADEREWSKITO RETURN TO U.S. Pianist Expected to Resume Tour Halted by War. PASO ROBLES. CaU Feb. 26.—Ignace Paderewski, ex-premier of Poland and world famous pianist, is expected to re sume tho Araericau tour he bolted so ab ruptly early in the great war to give his money, time and energy to the liberation of Poland, according to word received here today by William Hemphill, the artist's American manager. Hemphill has a letter from Paderewski, in which the musician say he expects to return to America within the next month or six weeks and resume his tour from Sun Francisco. TURKS TO KEEP THEIR CAPITAL Formal Announcement Made on Constantinople Future. LONDON, Feb. 26.—Forma! announce ment that the Turkish government is to retain Constantinople was made In the bouse of commons this afternoon by Premier Lloyd George. The premier added: “It would be the height of folly, how ever, to trust the guardianship of the gates (Dardanelles and the Bosphorus) to a people who betrayed their trust. The gates will never be closed by the Turks in the face of British warships again.” Home EDITION TWO CENTS. REFUSES TO O.K. PLAN TO CALL EXTRA SESSION Organization, in Session, Re volts and Will Keep Hands Off Governor’s Plans. TWO CANDIDATES BALK BULLETIN. The republican state convention will be held in Indianapolis on Wednesday and Thursday, May 12 and 13, the republican state commit tee decided this afternoon. The pri maries are on May. 4. Gov. Goodrich must personal ly bear all responsibility for call ing a special session of the leg islature. The republican state commit tee, assembled here today, an nounced that it had taken no action on the proposed special session and that it would not at tend the conference called by Gov. Goodrich for this afternoon. The conference was called by the governor for the purpose of obtain ing the sanction of the party organi zation of his plans for calling a spe cial session. The organization, in stead of accepting the Invitation, de cided to keep its kands off and not to commit itself. This action on the part of the stale committee in refusing to accept the gov ernor’s invitation to a conference is a revolt against the Goodrich administra tion on the part of the party organiza tion. The meeting was to have included the members of tbe state committee and the state candidates. It was to have taken up a detailed program to be pre sented to the legislature and then to ask the approval of the members of the assembly. It was also expected that the date the special session would be set. TONER AND BUSH REFUSE TO ATTL.VD. Just before the meeting this afternoon It appeared that only two of the can didates for governor would be in at tendance. At the last minute Edwar-J Toner and Edgar D. Bush announced that they would not attend the confer i ?nee. James W. Fesler and Warren T. , McCray expected to be present. The announcement that the committee would not attend the meeting was made following the morning conference of tbe | committee by Frederick E. Schortemeler. secretary of the state organization. He said he had been instructed to say to the newspapers that no action was taken by the committee on the special session; that it was not called for that purpose, and that If did not consider It the duty of the committee to take action on tbe session; that the session was discussed only In a casual way and that the com mittee would not attend the governor’s conference. Mr. Schortemeler explained that there would be Dothing to prevent individual members of the committee from attending the conference, but that the committee would not attend as a body. FULL RESPONSIBILITY PUT ON GOODRICH. Gov. Goodrich expected to obtain the approval of the committee in regard to his legislative program, thus making it a party measure end placing the re sponsibility on the 'organization rather than on himself Individually. The com mittee declined to accept this responsi bility, most of the members preferring to let the responsibility for the gover nor’s acts rest upon himself alone. If a special session is to be called It will bo called by Gov. Goodrich and not bv the governor with the approval of the party organization. Members of the organization and state candidates greatly fear the effects of a session at this time. For this reason they do not intend to assume any of the re sponsibility for the consequences. The result of the calling of a special session during a campaign year by J. Frank Hanly, resulting in the defeat if the re publican party in 1908. was ntill fresh in their minds. STATE CONVENTION EARLY IN MAY. Much of the morning session of the committee was taken up with the discus sion of a date for the state convention, it was said. The date had not been determined early this afternoon, but It was said that tbe convention probably will be held early In May, directly fol lowing the primary election. The committee apportioned the dele gates to tbe state convention among th* various counties of the state. A total of 1.393 delegates will attend the conven tion. Marion county will be represented by 149 delegates. The apportionment for other districts was as follows: First, 164; Second, 111; Third. 97; Fourth. 107; Fifth, 100; Sixth. 105; Eighth, 116: Ninth. 123; Tenth, 131; Eleventh, 120; Twelfth, 110. and Thirteenth, 136. The committee meeting was attended by all the members of the state com mittee and the members of the women's state committee. Members of the state executive committee are: Ist District—L. A. Folsom. Roonville. 2d District—David R. Scott. Linton 3d District—M. Bert Thurman. New Albany. 4tli District—Bert Morgan, Greensburg. sth District—John G. Bryson, Brazil. 6th District—Walter F. Bossert, Liberty 7th District—Charles O. Roemler, Indi anapolis. Stb District —Harry Long, Muncie. OthDistrict—Charles E. Butler, Craw fordsville. 10th District —Lawrence E. Lyons. Brook. 11th District—Edmund M. * Wasmuth, Huntington. 12th District —Henry G. Hogan, Ft. Wayne. 13th District—Vernon W. Van Fleet, South Bend. Girl, 18, Hit by Auto; Collar Bone Broken Frank Dillon, 1951 North Dearborn street, while driving an automobile near Pennsylvania and Washington street*, today rnu down and injured Bertha Mar shall, 18, 702 East Georgia street. The girl suffered a fractured collar bone. She was attended by Dr. Herbert Wagner, 1002 Odd Fellow building and later taken to St. Vincent’s hospital. Mo tor Officers Reilly and Morarity investi gated.