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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 257. M’ADOO FAVORS BILLION CUT IN FEDERAL TAXES Present Burden Having In jurious Effect Upon Busi ness, He Declares. GIVES PLAN TO REDUCE ► WASHINGTON, March s.—An Immedi ate billion-dollar reduction In federal taxes was suggested in a statement made known today by William G. McAffoo, ; former secretary of the treasury. The present tax burden Is too great, he said, and Is "having on Injurious effect on business.” Hr. McAdoo proposed that collection of a tax to establish a sinking fund foi retirement of the war debt, which was recommended by former Secretary Glass to begin with the fiscal rear 1920. be postponed for two years, and that the deferred payments of European Interest be funded nntll Europe Is in position to pay Its interest charges. "The financial policies of the nation *• embodied In future congressional leg islation,” said Hr. McAdoo. "should rea lise the utmost economy in expenditure and might well fund In long term bonds one billion dollars per annum for two years of the amount now raised by tax ation. WOULD POSTPONE SINKING FUND “Under the laws a tax, to establish a 1 per cent sinking fund to retire bonds now outstanding. Is to be oo’lected be ginning with the fiscal year 1320. This might well be postponed for at least two years and thus reduce the tax burden by annually. “There, too. Is the debt which Europe owes ua, which now amounts to $lO,- 000,000.000. If the economic restoration of Europe had proceeded far enough so that Europe could now pay interest on this debt (as she will be able to within a few years; we should hare an income of 5300.000,000 from this source. But that Is not now available. "Why not fund that amount against the day when it will come back to us? By postponing for two years the establish ment of a sinking fund and funding the deferred payments of European Interest. *we should cover fT30.000.000 of the billion ■dollars by which our taxation might be reduced. By discontinuing purchases of Liberty bonds for retirement under pro visions of existing law the treasury would be relieved of a large burden now reflected In the floating debt, and which otherwise will have to be made up by taxation. —, TAX BURDEN TOO GREAT. "It would seem that reduction of our tax biH for the next two years la this manner could be accomplished and that it would involve the issuance of addi tional bonds to the extent of probably not more than $1,500,000,000. "I truf-t that the ways and means com mittee of the house of representatives, in which all tax measures mnst, of course., originate, will consider tills ques tion In Its broad relations to our gen era! economic welfare. “Tha '..-iitnediate burden of taxation is too great. If. Is having an injurious ef fect on business, it is a contributing fac tor of large proportions In the high -ost of living. Its Inevitable tendency Is to stifle new enterprise and to throttle inl tlstlri. It la both unscientific and In equitable. ‘‘ln view of the approaching decline In onr export trade, with the inevitable re duetlon in the volume of business in the country, it will become doubly important to revise and to reduce taxation in order that business may not have to carry an unnecessary tax burden throughout this period of readjustment.” LUDENDORFF TO JOLN RUSS REDS? German Leader Reported on Way With Big Staff. LONDON, March .".- The Central News correspondent at Helsingfors reported to day the receipt of telegrams from Ivcvno saying that Gen. Lmlendorff. accompanied by a large staff of German army officers was en route for soviet Russia. Gens. Brusiloff and Klembcnsky, Rus sian sovlst commanders, are en route to Moscow to assume Joint administration over Russian military affairs, according to advices here today. It Is reported that Americans and British in Murmansk have beep arrested. Mostovr wireless dispatches claimed continued successes for tha bolsheTik armies on all fronts and the British mil itary authorities admitted that opposi tion of various antl-bolshevlk factions has been practically crushed. Americans in Siberia have been con centrated in Vladivostok, according to authoritative advices hero today. The Italians, it o'as said, are evacuating Vladivostok. RED INVASION OF POLAND NEAR WASHINGTON, March 5.—A bolshe vik attack and Invasion of Poland is Imminent, according to government ad vices, William it. Cnssel, a state depart ment agent, told the house ruies com mittee today In urging food relief by the United States Grain Corporation lor Poland, Armenia and Austria. BACHELDERIN j COUNTY RACE Will Seek Prosecutor’s Office on Democratic Ticket. > fYlIUam C. Bachelder. 2227 North Penn sylvania street, n uiember'of the law Arm of Bachelder & Bach*-Ider, today declared ■“bis Intention of seeking the democratic nomination for prosecuting attorney of Morion county. , Mr. Bachelder is a graduate of Del’auw university and Indiana Law school nnd i has practiced In Indianapolis for some time. He went overseas as an enlisted man. He is a Shrlner and member of the Scottish Rites. In announcing bis candidacy he says he 1* not a politician and is not seeking the nomination as a politician, but in the be lief that the time has come for a “new deal” in Marlon county, and that he is qlxalifled to fill the office he seeks. President to Fill Interstate Board WASHINGTON, March 5. —President Wilson will soon announce the appoint ment of two members of the Interstate csfiinmarce commission to fill existing va cafb’ies, it was learned at tho whltehouse today. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postoftice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. Is Will Hays a Candidate? Will H. Hays, republican national chairman, yesterday refused either to deny or affirm that he is a candi date for the republican nomination for president. Following bis speech at the Co lumbia club, which speech was the first of a series that has been ar ranged for aspirants for the repub lican honors, Mr. Hays was asked to make a statement for publication as to whether or not he was a candl date for the presidency. He refused to make any statement for publication on that subject. WINTER TO STAY 24 HOURS MORE 22-Mile Wind Drives Down Chilly Blasts From Northwest. Winter** relapse will star with ns about twenty-four hotrrs longer, accord ing to J. H. Ann'ngton, weal her observer. The teinperatnre may begin tk> rise Saturday afternoon, with good promise of a more balmy atmosphere Sunday, he says. While Indianapolis citizenry hid be hind upturned coat collar* last night and early today solace might be found in the fact that it was 22 below aero at Perils Lake, N. the coldoat spot in the United States at 7 o’clock thi* morn ing. But Devil* Lake wasn’t the coldest spot on the continent- At Minnedosa, Manitoba, it was 24 below. Mr. Annlngton’s chart shows that the entire northwest area above Sioux City, la. is gripped by sub aero weather. A twenty-two mile wind drove the cold down this way. This wind, which varies In velocity today promisee to abate be fore many hours, when the run will thaw things out in this section. The forecast for tonight Is from 10 to 15 degrees above zero. Three-tenths of an inch of snow and rain fell yesterday afternoon and last night. U. S. Steamer Burns at Docks in London LONDON, March s.—The United shipping board steamship Louis\llle Bridge -was destroyed by flye at her dock today. She was a vessel of 3.200 tons. Hiram Johnson in South Dakota Wreck KIOUX FALLS, S. D.. March s.—Sena tor Hiram Johnson was a passenger on a St. Paul train which collided with an other near here today. lie was not In jured. Girl Injured While Stepping- Off Car Miss Freda Shober. 19. of 412 West Me Cirty street, was Injured -his morning when she slipped while stepping off a Rlake street car at Blake and New York streets. She was rendered unconscious and was taken to the City hospital, where It vfhs reported that ter injarU* were not serious. Doctor Says Wilson Doesn’t Get Golf VT iSHIXGTOK, Wilson is becc.mlng impatient at the re strictions placed on his recreation and, following his automobile ride, has dis cussed with Rear Admiral Grayson, his physician, the possibility of playing golf In the near future. Dr. Grayson said, however, that the president should play no golf, at least fur several weeks. Kills* Wife, Then Crucifies His Baby ■ NOGALEZ, Arfz., March s.—Jesus ; Alvarez, a wealthy rancher, returned to bis ranch home, near Altar, Ariz., after a , drunken orgy, killed his wife and car | ried his 3-year-old baby Into the moun tains, where be built a cross and crucified | the child. He was kneeling before the cross pray ing when arrested. The baby was rescued and physicians said tonight It would recover from the nail wounds. Grand Jury Report on Coal Quiz Soon j Rumors that the federal grand Jury, which has been Investigating the coal ln i dustry for the lust three months, might be expected to report within the next week or two were current at the federal building today. | The Jury will reconvene Monday after i a recess of two weeks. Special Assistant District Attorneys Dan W. Simms and L. j Ert Slack were In conference today. They would not confirm the reports that tha 'Jury Is about ready to complete its work. New York Vice Graft Exposure Spreading NEW YORK, March s.—Further start ling revelations in New York’s police scandal were made today, when Assistant District Attorney James E. Smith an nounced he had evidence to show that at least 500 disorderly houses are being operated under police protection. Three Inspection districts of the police department are involved. Smith Said. Witnesses held thus far are concerned principally with allowed graft and brib ery in the old tenderloin district. Smith announced that the case against Detective John J. Gunson, indicted on charges of graft, nnd accepting bribes, was strengthened and that other police men charged wit!: forcing women of the streets to share their earnings with them would be indicted early next week. Suffragists Still Hope West Virginia Will Fall Into Line CHARLESTON, W. Ya/, Mareh 5. Suffrage supporters in West Virginia today cinng to a thread of hop.?. Mrs. Ellis Yost, chairman of the women's organization working for ratification of the suffrage amend ment, last Dig lit announced Senator Jesse Bloeh. Wheeling, P en route from California to cast a ballot in the senate and break the 14-14 tie. Supporters planned to hold the senate In session by means of the fonrteen votes until Senator Bloch arrived. Jutiiami Jlailij STitttce HENRYSPAAN ENTERS RACE FOR CONGRESS Attorney Stands on Wilson’s Record, Asking Demo cratic Support. LAUDS NATIONAL RECORD Asking for the votes of the people on the record made by Woodrow Wilson and the democratic administration in Wash ington, Henry N. Spaan, Indianapolis at torney, today formally announoed hi a candidacy for the democratic nomination ; for congress from Marion county. Mr. Spaan’s announcement was made l '-n the form of a letter to L. Ert Slack, ! former United States district attorney, ! who acted as spokesman for a large num ber of Marlon county democrat In ask ing Mr. Spaen to seek the nomination. Mr. Spaan declares that he stands for the Wilson administration; that he be lieves the league of nations covenant one of the greatest achievements of the demo cratic party; that the country was never more prosperous than It Is at present un der a democratic administration; that democrats have no apologies to make ; that i the republican congress has proven it-elf Incapable of arising to America’s oppor tunities, and that the republican admin istration In Indiana * a dismal failure. CALL IT HOXC TO KKFREbF . £ COntTY. Mr. fipaan’K letter follows: "In answer to your communication 1 will say that I esteem It an honor to become the candidate of the democratic party of thlg district for congress. "I shall ask for the votes of the people upon the record made by Woodrow Wil son and his democratic administration. I shall take the high ground that the ad ministration of this Incomparable leader, accomplished the greatest constructive legislation America Las known since the war of the rebellion, end that It Is In keeping with Jeffersonian priniples. “I shall also take the high ground that the great war undertaken by this coun try In the Interest of civilization was won under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson and the able men of both parties whom be called to his assistance: that under his m'ministration America became the moral leader of the world, and It Is cu- duty as American citizens to keep her there. “I shall call attention to the fact that the league of nations wus one of the great achievements of our party and I conceive It to be the duty of America to fulfil her high destiny by taking her proper place under this great covenant ,of peace. “I shall insist further that this country was never more prosperous than she i uqder this democratic administration. lAbor never received such wage* as It is now receiving. Formers have no inert gages on their farms, and they never re ceived such prices as now. AMERICA LEADING WHOLE WORLD. "Business Is booming as never before and not enough men and women can be found to do the work America ! *ad the world In fl iam-e and the world tonka to lie for regeneration. “Democrats have no apologies to make. They have shown -rtiettiKel-ve* to be capa ble and tru" Americans, fit to be trusted In the greatest emergencies of national life. ‘‘On the other hand, the republican congress recently elected by an appeal to tho worst elements In >ur political life has proved utterly Incapable to ortee to America's opportunities, and te trifling with the hopes of the nation. “The republican administration of In diana Is a dismal failure and an outraged people are ready to repudiate tho unjust and foolish laws enacted hy It. "Therefore, 1 shall gladly enter the race for congress and shall do all in my pow er to place before the people the real history of tho democratic pvrty under the leadership of Woodrow Wilson.” Mr. Spaan has been practicing law In Indianapolis for many years. He lifts never held a public office, hut he has been active In democratic politics. He took an active part In the 191S campaign find lias recently been meeting tho ap proval of demo rais generally. Mr. Slack's letter to Mr. Spaan follows: "1 have the honor nnd privilege to Inform you of tho action of a largo (Continued on Psze Thirteen.) SAYS SWEDISH CABINET TO QUIT Socialist Leader to Form New Ministry, London Says. LONDON, March s.—Tho Stockholm correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph reported today that tho Swedish cabinet Is expected to resign. Dr. Brantlng. socialist leader and former premier, may be asked to form a new ministry. FORCES CLASH IN PORTUGAL Bloody Fighting Reported in Dispatches to Paris. PARIS, March 6.—Madrid dispatches today said that bloody lighting between rebels and government forces was under way In Portugal. Many persons have been killed and wounded in fighting In Lisbon and Oporto, the dispatches said. The trouble, It was said, grew out of the efforts of radicals to institute soviet control of Industries, BASKETBALL AT TOMLINSON HALL Ben Davis (23)....) T ANARUS, _ (**'”*** j Fishers (15)........) Ben Davls ' f Technical (20).....) .. . . ( \ Manual (9) ) Technlcal —\ j Cumberland (0R)...) . A / Beech Grove (2). I Cumberland. ) / New Augusta.......) . ‘ / ****’* Broad Ripple. ) \ i Lawrence ~| (*”’** ) 1 Castleton If I Shortridge ) ( , Southport, I \ . Oaklandon 1 ( Acton ) y Team* within tho brackets meet as the high school tournament progresses. For farther details see sport page. *• ./I, - , , . , ... 1 - .. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1920. TREASURER GRABS TAX FEES ILLEGALLY Sergeant's Slaying Brings Police War on Gun Toting THREE OFFICERS KILLED HERE IN LAST 11 MONTHS Wiade Hull, Lee Stringer and Sergt. Maurice Murphy Gave Lives on Duty. GUN EVIL RECOGNIZED Gun toting In Indianapolis must stop. The entire police department was permeated with this determination today following the fatal shooting of Police Sergeant Maurice Murphy by Henry "Hell Cat" Thomas, negro gnnman, who himself was killed In a revolver duel yesterday afternoon. End gun carrying and the murders of police iffb-ers will stop, is tho view taken by veteran members of th police force. In cloven months throe officers-—Pollro Sergt. TV ads Hull. Railroad Detective Leo Striuger and Sergt. Murphy have fallen victims of cun -tottug negroes. Tic- evil has long been recognized. Chief of Polled Kinney said today, nnd every effort tuts been made to break up the practice. The revolver with which “Hell Cat’’ Thomas fatal.y wounded Sergt. Murphy was sn army automatic revolver, police say. He obtained It, not frotu a rec ognised ilealc, but frein one of many dealers who handle weapons secretly, tho polite believe. an nr in sixth TO DIB SIM E DX. l ive other police officers nnd one rail road detective have been killed by negro gunmen la Indianapolis since !9<lß. in their chronological order they art*: PATROIMKN <ll Xltl.ES L. KUH -BEI.I. INIi E. J. I'BTTICORD. shot and killed on the night of Sept. :iO. llWti, by George Williams and Jesse Cole. Wil liams hanged at Michigan City prison; Cole shot anil killed later by a sheriff In Kentucky. LI El T. JAMBS J. HAGKRTY, mur dered June 21, 191', by Charles Williams In Eagle Creek Bottoms. H*g*rty am bushed while searching for him. Wil liams serving life sentence. JOHN DKKOSSETTE, mounted pa erolman. shot and killed June JO, 11*17, oy Claude Taylor while souovhiug Ern est Cooley, another negro, for weapons. Taylor serving life term. bf.K STRIVg EH, railroad detective, *da!u by negro gruntuen in railroad yards night of April .10. 191 V Abe Spaulding and Earl McCoy given life. SKBIIT. WADE lit LI., shot aud killed Sept. 10 1919, whllo raiding gambling ‘game * j-p - “Big Boy" Northlngton In-Id for roar- r Jttry in Shelby county (Unagreed In flm trial. M:RK TO STOP IT REALM EVIL. limb the urate law prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons and tho *Rv ordinance making It unlawful to keep a run without •-rtulesion -rnni -be board of safety are being enforced as rigidly as possible, according to the chief. The city ordinance governing oou coaled weapons makes It unlawful for a dealer to soil weapons to any person not having a permit for purchase. A heavy fine and Jali sentence Is provided for those found guilty of violating the law. The city ordinance on concealed weapons Is so stringent that It provide* penalties for any’ one In whoso home a gnu Is found, unless a permit for the weapon has been Issued. Mayor Charles W. Jewett paid a tribute to .Sergt. Murphy in a statement issued to day. “I r-gret more than words can express to learn of the death of Sergt. Murphy,” the mayor said. “IJe vtas a very valua ble officer in the department of police and It was n pleasure to work with n man of his character. lie was capable, trustworthy and couageotjii, ever willing to discharge the duties of his office tu a most creditable manner. The department of police will inDs him and mourn his (lepurturo as well as the city, which loses another one of Its good, upright and ap preciated citizens.” TAGGART SORRY FOR THE FAMILY. .Sympathy for the family of Sergt Murphy was expressed in a statement by A. L. Taggart, chairman of the board of safety. In behalf of the board. "The death of Sergt. Murphy Is deeply regretted by the board of safety,” he said. "There Is In the episode of yester day, however, one warning to all desper ate characters and law violators who are in Indianapolis or who may come here. Tho commendable devotion to duty dis played by every man who was brought into contact, with the (search for Henry Thoms* showed a spirit of devotion in the suppression of violation of law nnd order regardless of cost, Riwaw a fine display of the spirit nnd close attention to duty which Is characteristic of that department and which baa been demon strated on so many recent occasions. “Wo wish to express publicly the deep est sympathy to the family of Sergt. Mur phy, who eras a devoted husband and father and a very efficient servant of tho public.” Every effort was made to save the lift* of Sergt. MurphS", who succumbed in the City hospital a few minutes before 6 o'clock last evening, three hours after the (Continued on Page Thirteen.) PINES FOR HER 'DEAD DADDY MARY MURPHY. Mary la the 7-year-old daughter of Maurice Murphy, police' aergeant, killed by a desperado in a pistol fight late yesterday. ‘ Take Good Care of Little Mary, ’ Last Words of Slain Policeman "Take care of Mary —tako care of Mary!” These were, the last words moaned by Sergeant of Police ri i- ice Murphy before he died, the victim of a negro terrorist’s bullet. And little Mary’s heart is broken. The smile has gone from her shining i bluo oyn because her nm hearted daddy will never fondle her again. Mary i the 7-yaar-old daughter of tho dead police sergeant. Murphy lived with hla wife, Nellie, snd daughter, Mary, In a pretty llttio home at 00H North Gray street. The Idol of the sergeant's heart was little Msry. The two were always to gether during the recreation hour* of Sergt. Murphy, and Mary loved to be carried home from the parochial school of tho St. Philip Nerl church on the broad ahould-rs of her daddy. CHILD INSTINCT WARNS LITTLE MARY. Mary did not understand just what had happened when she was taken to tho hospital She know, however, that something was wrong and struggled to got away from Motor Officer Eugene Shine aud Sergt. White, tn an effort to see Iter father. ”1 want to seo tr.y daddy,” aha sobbed repeat'd ly nnd could not understand when told that he had. gono away. Mrs. Murphy was grief stlcken. She was first Informed of the shoot. Ing by Officer Shine, a cousin, when ho came to Like her to tho hospital. She smiled a greeting when he aji p reached. “Como along, Nellie, put on your vmi>s and go with mo,” the policeman said. She did not understand and Officer 8h 1 no, at a loss how to break the sad new*, finally told her that Maurice had been shot. “My God !** she sobbed. He had left home not long before smiling nnd laughing. She swooned but Inker was able to go to the hospital where she instated on soelng h*r husband. * An air of sadness hangs over police headquarters, for Horgt. Murphy wnn one of the most popular men on tho force. He always had a smile for all who came to tell their troubles and delighted In playing harmless jukes on his fel low officers whllo off duty. His heart was big too, aud he was always willing to go out of his way to do a favor. The dead sergeant had a delightful personality that led all who knew him to love and reepeot him. lie was an efficient officer. There was a bit of brogue in his voice to which, coupled with tho merry twinkle of his blue eye* and the hearty Subscription Rates, j Elgewhere , i 2c By Mail, 60c Per Month. smile on his Ups, made lifetime friend* of all who know hint. Rvery mrailer of the police depart ment has resolved deep la his heart that little Mary shall always be cared for. DEAD OFFICER , HORN IN IRELAND. Both Sergt, Murphy hi* widow were born in Ireland and their relatives In this country are scattered far and wide. Michael nnd Mary Murphy, brother and alster of the slain officer, left New York City today to cotne to Indianapolis. Mrs Catherine Shine of Sioux City. la., a sister of Mrs. Murphy, and n brother, Patrick Murphy of Spokane, Wash., have been notified and nre coming for tha fu neral. Other relative* of Mrs. Murphy will come from Kansas City, Mo. Funersl services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Philip Nerl church. A high mass will be said after which the body will be taken to Holy Cross cemetery. Little Mary went to tho door to greet a visitor today while her mother was overcoming her grief sufficiently to ap pear. It Is difficult for tho little one .to realise the dark cloud that has ob scured the happiness of the home. One moment her eyes sparkled merrily snd a winsome smile lighted her pretty face to give place presently to a quivering Up and downcast eyes. "PAPA ALWAYS PLAYED WITH ME.” “I’apa always helped mo dres* every morning,” she said. “For a long time after l was hurt, fnlllag downstairs, hs used te bring my breakfast every morn ing and sltteind talk to me while I ate. He alw-ays played with me whenever I wanted him to.” “Maurice was very fond of his part nr, Sergt Hull, who was shot hy a negro some time ago,” Mrs. Murphy said. “For a week after Sergt. Hull’s death he talked of nothing else and seemed to feel it very deeply. And to think he should come to the same oud, himself! “Ido left tho house yesterday about twenty minutes after 2 uft.er kissing the baby and I, and the next time 1 saw him, a few hours later, he was dead at the hospital.” Sergt. Murphy was n member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Colnmbus. MURPHY LOVED ASHE WORKED lly HKZE CLARK, Veteran Time* Police Reporter. Sergt. Maurice Murphy, the man who always wore a smile, was without ques tion ono of the moat popular members of the police department. The tragedy has cast sadness over every member of tb* police department. It was Murphy’s pleasant manner. He greeted with a smile hundreds of citl zan* each day when they appeared at the complaint sergeant’s desk at bead quarters. Not only was ho always pleas ant but he was courteous and consid erate to all. He was known for hl wit nnd Jokes and many were the Inoffensive jokes he played on brother officers. Everybody liked Murphy, the sergeant who always smiled. Still Murphy' was an efficient police officer. He was fearless. He made many important arrests. As sergeant In charge of the emergency squad he had nu merous opportunities to make arrests following crimes committed in various (Continued on Pstgo Eleven.) LEMCKE DEFIES LAW BY FORCING PUBLIC TO PAY FOR ‘COSTS’ County Official Accepts Hundreds of Dollars for Collections Which He Hasn’t Earned and Shouldn’t Charge —Probe May Bring Court Action. Ralph A. Lemcke, Marion county treasurer and republican machine leader, began grabbing fees illegally on the day he went into the county treasurer’s office and has already collected hundreds of dollars for himself in open defiance of the law and the rulings of the state board of accounts. Beginning on the second day of January he assessed and collected from, delinquent taxpayers “costs" for collections which he has not earned, which are computed in a wholly Illegal manner and which taxpayers are not compelled to pay, although he has had ample warning of the Illegality of the proceedings. U. S. MAY GET OUT IF ALLIES LETTURKEYIN Wilson Expected to Insist on Moslems Leaving City of Constantinople. QUESTION IN COMMONS WASHINGTON, May s.—President Wilson may warn the allies that it will be necessary to withdraw the treaty of Versailles from the senate if the Turks are allowed to remain In Constantinople, it was learned today. The president is understood to have such a step under advisement. It wns pointed ont on high authority that should the United States Join the league of nations and the Turks be per mitted to remain la Constantinople this country would be in the position of be ing obligated to protect a settlement to which it la opposed. COMMONS EXPECTS CALL FOR TROOPS LONDON, March s.—Premier Lloyd George Is expected to announce in the house of commons that it is necessary to -send reinforcements of 30.000 allied troop* Into Constantinople and adjacent territory. This announcement may be made on Monday. Admiral De Robeck, commander of the Brltlab war squadron in Turkish wa ters, reports continuous evasions of the armistice terms by the Turks. Conservative Information from Beyrut places the number of massacred Ar menians at IT-XIOO, although the Ar menians tbemsejves claim that the total is nearer 30,<X)0. The allies have resolved npon drastic decisions to pnnlsh the residents of Marash, where the Turks began a mas sacre of Armenians after the French troops withdrew. HAYS PAYS CALL ON GOVERNOR No Change in Special Session Situation Announced. After a conference between Gov. Good rich and Will Hays, republican national chairman, in the governor’s office, lasting two hours, today, the governor told news papermen the situation with regard to the proposed special session of the legislature remained unchanged. The governor’s last announcement touching on the special session was to the effect that one “probably would be held.” Mr. Hay* said his visit with the gov ernor had been a very pleasant one nnd that he was trying to exchange greetings with all his friends tn the statehouse be fore leaving tbe city for Sullivan. Not withstanding his need of haste, he re mained tn the governor’s office from 10 o'clock until noon. He said there was) no political significance in his call on the governor. Gov. Goodrich declined to say if the special session plan was discussed “We talked of tho weather, religion and sev eral things.” ho said, smiling. FEICK WILL NOT OPPOSE TAGGART Orders Senatorial Petition of His Friends Withdrawn. A petition filed with the secretary of state asking that the name of Fred Fsiek of Gnrrett be placed on the pri mary ballots as a candidate for (he dem ocratic nomination for United -tetes sen ator was withdrawn today. The petition was filed yesterday afternoon. Erwin Zumbaugh of Garrett, whe filed the petition and who later withdrew it, explained that he had conferred with Mr. Feick In Chicago last night and that Mr. Felck had informed him that he did not desire to be a candidate and asked him to withdraw- the petition. The petition was signed by 645 voters living in and around Garret. Mr. Feiek's friends filed the petition in an attempt to make him a candidate in opposition to Thomas Taggart. Mr, Taggart Is now the only candidate seeking the democratic nomination for senator. Mr. Feick was at one time a member of the state house of representative*. For several years hs has been associated with the United States department of labor as a conciliator. Business as Usual in Bombed Consulate ZURICH, March s.—The Swiss authori ties are making a searching investigation into tho attempt to blow up the Cnited States consulate with a bomb on Wednes day night. Despite the large holes torn in the walls, Consul Donegan continues to oecupy the building. The bomb was a powerful ons, evidently constructed by an expert in explosives. It caused de struction for a radio* of twenty yard*. Home edition TWO CENTS. 1 month of January the delin quent fees he collected amounted to 1353.62. These fees ranged from $1 on up to 515.50 and In the majority of the cases It is self-evident that they could not have been earned by the treasurer in accordance with the statute. Investigation, made wtfh a rfww t asking the courts to interfere with the fee-grabbing practice of the treasurer, revealed that on the day Letneke went into the treasurer's office he began col lecting an arbitrarv "cost” fn addition to the penalty assessed against delin quent taxpayers, and that the “coat*** collected were In accordance with a settle which the state board of account# has held Illegal and publicly declared It would charge back against/ .he treasure# In e*-h instance where tj.e facta were brought to its attention, ffli %T TREASURER IS ENTITI.KD TO RETAIN. On Sept. 22. 1919. Jease Eschhaeb, chief examiner es Ihe state board of account*. Issued a statement concerning the col lection cf delinquent taxes In which he set ont what fee* the treasurer was en titled to retAln. He made it plain In this rnling that the treasurer wai not entitled to collect fees from delinquents except In eases where notices of the delinquency were personally served on the delinquent and the statute strictly complied with. On Jan. 2. 1920. his first day in offle*, Mr. Lemcke began collecting fees fog “personal service” oa delinquents of no tice* of thMr delinquency, and hs ha* been collecting such fees eviv since, al though he has not personally nov by dep uty. been serving notices on delinquent* or otherwise complying with the law under which he might be entitled to these fees. Following the old custom of getting all that can be gotten from an un fortunate taxpayer who permits lII* taxes to go delinquent, Lemcke has ar bitrarily insisted on the payment of a fixed totai of *2 on delinquent, which fee Is uered on the tax receipt a* “costs.” EVEN RETURNED feOLDIKR CHARGED. In at least one case this fee vnt charged against a returned soldier who** poll tax had lapsed while he was In service. When he protested to Charles O. Harris, a deputy in the office, tho protest was In vain. Later, It Is de clari>d, Lemcke himself returned the W to the soldier, thereby disclosing thot he had personal knowledge of the prac tice of his office force In charging the** illegal fees. According to the construction of th* statute* made by the state board of accounts, which construction Is presumed to govern even the members of the re publican machine who hold public of fice, the treasurer is permitted to re ceive fees only when personal servie* has been rendered In accordance with the statute. The state board of seen an.* quotes this section of the law and com ments on it as follows: “ ‘Penalty. Burns’ R. ft. Sec, 10321. That In all cases where installment shall not be paid on or before the first Mon day in May, the whole amount unpaid shall become due, and be returned de linquent and collected R 9 provided by law, and there shall be a penalty added of 10 per cent npon the amount of any Installment not paid when due, which the persons or property assessed shall pay, together with cost of collection, and if such taxes remain delinquent at the suc ceeding first Monday in November; .there shall be a penalty of 6 per centum added to all such taxes that become delinquent at the preceding May and November settlements and a penalty of 10 per cen tum only shall be added to the current delinquency occurring in the first Mon day of November.’ “The present practice of the treasurer of pretending to have made a personal demand for taxes and charging a fee therefor without over seeing the delin quent is shown to be illegal, by the following statute: “ ‘Sec. 7321. That no fee or charge for demanding the payment of delinquent taxes shall be charged or collected by any treasurer unless an actual personal de mand shall have been made upon the de linquent before payment shall be made.* “ ‘Sec. 7332. In case such delinquent tax nnd penalty Is paid on demand sueh treasurer shall charge and receive from such delinquent. In addition to the tax** and penalty, the sum of 25 cent*, and where a levy is made, he shall charge and receive, In addition eo his cost, the sum of 50 cents for such demand.’ ” COLLECTING THAT “WAGON FEE.” The present practice of the treasurer nnd his deputy in levying "a straight” charge of $2 on encli delinquent, regard less of how the collection has been made, and in attempting to collect a “wagon fee” of §3 when the delinquent tax wagon is used to call at the home of a delinquent (Continued on Page Four.) [(PTHE MATHER Local Forecast—Fair and cold tonight and Saturday; lowest temperature to night, 10 to 13 degrees. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. fi a. m 18 7 a. m 18 8 a. m 17 9 a. m 17 10 a. m 19 11 a. m 20 12 (noon) 20 1 p. m 19 2 p. m. 2f> San sets today, 8:41) rises tomorrow, 6:11; sets, 5:42. On* year ago today, highest tempera* ture, 39; WSUbt, 25.