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New Jersey Wet Entered in In
diana Primary by G. O. P.
Bipartisan Workers.
The petition filed with the secre
tary of state asking that the name
of Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New
Jersey be placed on the democratic
presidential ballot in Indiana was
wholly unauthorized by Gov. Edwards
and bears many earmarks of having
been the offspring of a “frame-up”
between republicans who have been
and are now endeavoring to interfere
In the democratic political affairs of
Indiana and certain democrats who
have been induced to help them
either through ignorance or personal
The petition was placed on file 1"' Ira
1.. Sawln, who rooms at 2955 North
Illinois street, tinri i; practically unknown
in Indianapolis. Mr. Sn win made the fol
lowing statement concerning it:
“The petition was not authorized by
Mr. Edwards. Tt was gotten up within
about twenty-four hours by local people
who decided they wanted Edwards' name
on the ballot. Some are practically un
known v men and others are prominent.
The movement was purely local and was
not made by any agent of Gov. Edwards
or by any organization with which he
ts connected. We are of the opinion that
It Is valid, nevertheless. At least wo
have been so advised."
Among the peculiarities of this un
authorized effort to make Mr. Edwards
a candidate for the presidency in Tnd aua
ere these facts:
1. That the petition* appeared
thortly after Will H. Have, national
republican chairman, arrived in In
> dlanapolis to apeak at the Columbia
club at tbo first of a series of din
ner* which had been announced for
the purpose of hearing: "presidential
i. That the petitions were placed
at the Stegemeier dry beer saloon, ad
joining the property of the Indian
apolis News, and much freqnented by
the employes of the News, and a
great part of the *SO names signed
to it were gathered there.
3. That the first agency to give
public notice of the petitions was
the Indianapolis News, which paper
appeared to have been fully advised
of their circulation, the Intent of the
circulators and the places at which
they could be signed almost as soon
as they were put In circulation.
4. That the names on the petitions
are numbered with a lead pencil and
encircled In a way that is almost pe
culiar to newspaper men, and indi
rates that the petitions were carefully
checked by a newspaper man before
they were submitted to the secretary
of state.
5. That the filing of the petition
with the secretary of state was care
fully timed so as to synchronise
with the edition time of the News
and still give supporters of other
candidates as lltttie time as possible
In which to take action for thleir
own favorites.
fi. That another petition was
placed at the Grand hotel, which is
midway between republican state
headquarters and the News office and
the stationery of the Grand hotel
was used in the preparation of the
petition, showing without a doubt
that the person who originated the
movement had been in the Grand
hotel, and might have been the same
person who conferred there Ttaors
day afternoon with two republican
state workers who rented a room
there for that purpose.
The peculiar conditions that made it
flesirable for the republican bi-partisan
in Indiana who were organ
ised several months ago to inject Ed-
Vrords Into th° Indiana primary were
fcronght about by the reluctance of Vice
President Marshall and William O. Mc-
Adoo to seek instructed delegates from
Indiana. Mr. Marshall first declared that
M would not enter a primary as a can
didate for th presidency. Will am G.
XfcAdoo declared that he would not se<>k
instructed delegates In any (date and
Requested bis friends not to enter his
Same in any primary contest. Petitions
fbr both Mr Marshall and Mr. MeAdoo
had been circulated In Indiana and there
Was great glee among the republicans
When it appeared that the two men would
he entered in the primary and a fight
tnade tgalnst Marshall in his home state
In the Interests of party harmony and
In deference to the wishes of Mr. Mc-
Adoo, his friends placed petitions for
him in the hands of Walter Myers, an
attorney, with the understanding that
Mr. Myers would not file the petitions
unless the Marshall supporters attempted
to pledge the Indiana delegation to Mar
shall through the filing of a Marshall
Supporters of Mr. Marshall declared
they would not file a petition unless
It became necessary to do so in order
to prevent any other candidate from
pledging the delegation by default of
other names on the ballot.
The MeAdoo and Marshall supporters
agreed to hold up petitions for each
and to permit the Indiana delegates to
go to the primaries uninstructed and
were prepared to carry out that agree
ment when the Edwards petition was
found by MeAdoo supporters to be on
the files In the office of the secretary of
After the Edwards petition was filed
William L. Elder, representing .Mr. Mar
shall, appeared at the secretary of state’s
office with a Marshall petition and went
Into conference with MeAdoo supporters.
It was agreed at this conference that the
safest way to prevent Edwards from seiz
ing the delegation was to file the Mar
shall petition with the understanding
that in event the Edwards petition was
later withdrawn the Marshall petition
would also be withdrawn. Mr. Elder
also declared that it was not Mr. Mar
(C'oniinued on Rage Two.)
Democratic Presidential Can
didate Stricken Suddenly.
WATERTOWN, S. D., March C.—James
W. Gerard, former American ambassador
to Germany and candidate for the demo- j
cratle presidential nomination, was taken j
suddenly ill at Aberdeen and left for !
New York today, canceling further speak- i
lug engagements. J
Published at Indianapolis.
Ind.. Daily Except Sunday.
Indianapolis to
Be Second Boston?
Will the future Indianapolis be a
second Boston?
Children are reading travel books,
poetry and books on natural history,
chiefly, according to records of the
Prospect branch library, while two
thirds of the books read by adult
patrons are Action. *
More adults are reading books on
European history than before the
war, Mrs. Mille Drane, branch li
brarian, said today. Five hundred
more books were Sorrowed during
February of this year than during
the same month a year ago.
May Be Forced to Ask Funds
Front State at Proposed
Special Session.
A financial crisis which the city gov
ernment of Indianapolis is approaching
as a result of the tax muddle caused of
ficials at the city hall today to say that
it appears inevitable that they must go
before the state legislature with a re
quest for relief in case that body is called
into special session by Gov. Goodrich.
“Running n city without money," and
“It's a good thing our credit's good,”
were phrases used by the officials in In
formal discussions of the city’s plight.
Ordinarily the city would be receiving
large sums of money from the county
treasurer In advance settlement of the
spring installments of taxes at this time.
But the suits which have tied the en
forcement of the tax law in Marion coun
ty up In the courts prevent tax collec
tion. To meet current expenses the city
must soon seek a larger temporary loan
than ever before, if was predicted.
The principal difficulty of the city lies
In the fact that the budgets of all de
partments are based upon the estimated
receipts for the year of $3,300,000. This
estimate was made last September when
the tax levy was fixed. Subsequent dis
covery of a mistake of nearly $100,000,000
in the assessed valuation of taxable* in
which the city is interested and re
valuations under orders of the state
board of tax eomlsstoners have pared the
amount the city may reasonably expect
to receive this year to $3,500,000. offi
cials said.
Heads of departments are confronted
with the immediate necessity of cutting
their hudgets to the bone, and then
some, City Purchasing Agent Dwight S.
Ritter declared. He indicated that some
general action along this line may be
expected soon. His department already
is figuring upon possible cuts which
may have to be made in various street
repair and construction materials.
Ball Player Tells Police He
Was Target.
A phantom gunman made his appear
ance at the postofflce today aod attempted
to end the baseball career of Steve C.
Ferrel, 314 North East street, according
to a report to the police.
An emergency call was received t po
lice headquarters from Illinois ind Mary
land streets, where Ferrel Is employed as
a barber In the Grand hotel building and
follows the “hot stove league” wheu not
playing baseball. On arriving the police
squad, led by Sergt. Huston, was met by
Ferrel, who informed them lie had Jnst
.been shot in the leg by an unidentified
man at the Federal building.
A close examination failed to disclose
any wounds, but Ferrel insisted that he
was shot and the police hurried to the
postoffice to look for the would-be assas
sin. Nobody around the Federal build
ing had heard any shots fired and no
trace could be found of the gunman.
Ferrel informed the police that he was
a ball player and was leaving for Florida
on a spring training trip next week with
the Indianapolis club. He described the
man who was supposed to have shot him
as a stranger with a little revolver. Fer
rel was finally convinced that he bad not
been shot when taken to police head
quarters, but he insisted that someone
had tried "to get” btm.
Bushrod’s Wireless Received
at Naval Station.
NEW YORK, March The United
States shipping hoard steamer Biislirod
is afire about 1.000 miles off New York,
according to On intercepted wireless
message received at Otter Cliffs, Me.,
naval radio station here reported this
The message said:
"Unknown ship K I C B reported in
distress, bunkers afire, at 38.18 north lati
ture. 08.13 west longitude."
“K I C B” is the wireless call for
the Bushrod, a stenmer of 4.500 tons,
which left Norfolk fur Nantes, France,
March 1.
Says United States of Russia
Will Grow From Present Chaos
BERLIN, March 6. —The United States of Russia—a federation similar
to the United States of America —is the future form that Russia will take,
according to a prediction made today by Count Pahlen, former governor
of Vilna, who was president of West Russia in 1919. He added that there
will be a central government like that at Washington, but that it will
take a long time for the new state to work out and stabilize its existence.
The west Russia regime was created!
during the Violent fighting that raged
between the northern frontier of Poland
and Petrograd during 191!), but it col
lapsed after a short existence. Its sym
pathies were said to be pro-boishevist
and it had the assistance of large forces
of German troops that were then in
“I am convinced (be soviet government
is too strongly entrenched to be over
thrown now,” said Count I’ahlen. "There
was an opportunity for that Inst summer,
but it was lost. The new Russian gov
ernment appears to be a stable unit, but
T think that it will eventually evolve,
into a real representative institution.
"Some parts of Russia will develop
faster in a political ;?er.se than others.
These districts as autonomous states will
3toirtwra Dattß <fitn es
Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25. 1914. at
Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Most Beautiful and Compre
hensive Yet, Say Officials
of Event.
Indiana's most beautiful and compre
hensive automobile show.
That’s what officials of the Indianspo
| li Automobile Trade association claim
| for their twentieth exposition, which
will open in the Manufacturers' build
ing at the state fair grounds Monday
evening at V o'clock. Certainly, the us
■ tociation men say. It will eclipse any
thing Indianapolis ever has seen.
Considerably more thau $1,000,000
worth of motor cars, motor trucks, trac
tors, airplanes and accessories are ar
ranged in orderly fashion In artistic
; setting.
Manager Orman announced that the
doors will be locked at 3 o’clock tomor
: row afternoon and will not be opened
again until time for the public opening.
He said exhibitors should make haste to
put the finishing touches upon their dis
The Manufacturers' building is the
largest structure of its kind in ludiana.
There are 85,000 square feet of space
upon one level. This makes It possible
for a show to be given complete iu oue
budding and on one floor. In many cities
it is necessary to travel across town to
attend both the passenger car and truck
shows. In others it is necessary to show
the different classes of vehicles on dif
ferent floors of a small building.
The twentieth show is the logical out
growth of the earnest, persistent efforts
which tbc Indianapolis Automobile Trade
association has exerted year after year,
In reality it is a monument to the daunt
less spirit of the men in the automotive
Industry of Indianapolis. The first auto
mobile show was held in the old Gyelo
rama building, which stood at Illinois
and Market streets, where the Traction
Termtnal building Is now located. That
was In J 902. It was given by the Fist
Tire club, out of which the Hoosler
Motor club and the Indianapolis Auto
mobile Trade association grew. There
were Dot enough automobiles in Indi
anapolis to till up the show space, small
though it was in comparison with the
huge building of today, and the motor
men had to call upon the bicycle dealers
to fill up the empty apots.
Th principal attraction of that first
show was a stunt designed to demon
strate that automobiles actually could
climb hills. Prophetic Incident that, as
prophetic, perhaps, as ore of the big fea
tures of the twentieth show. It is a
common prediction that airplanes will be
as numerous as automobiles twenty years
from now. For the first time at any
motor exposition an airplane will be made
Part of the Indianapolis show.
OUT IN 190S.
In 1902 it was necessary to ndd bicycles
to the exhibits to make the show com
Plete Ip J 920 >f | s necessary to turn
<1 own ramy tbfirtCNl ' %d'“*b t fbelf re
quests for space in after all the space
had been taken. There Will bo 135 ex
hibit! In all.
There is no comparison between the
cost of the twentieth show and any of
Its predecessors. Year after year the as
soclation has struggled upward, each
year spending more money on Its ex
bibitions. Many times lhere were serious
setbacks. One year a flood interfered.
Another year it was a windstorm which
swept away the tents housing the ex
hibits. Time after time it rained all
show week. In spite of this the daunt-
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Little One Burned When Left
Alone in Home.
Elizabeth Lewis, 5-yenr old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Cort Lewis, 10.32 West
Market street, was burned, perhaps
fatally, when her clothing caught tire
when she was left alone in her home
this morning.
The child ran screaming into tbp
street. Mrs. Alieno Watson. living
across from the Lewis home, was the
first to reach lien*. She began to tear
the flaming clothing off her.
Elizabeth was rushed to the City hos
rdtai. where It is said her injuries are
serious. She was burned badly about
the head and body.
Grace Lewis, her mother, told the po
lice she had left the girl in the house
only a few fainutes before to go to
nearby store. It Is heliorer the child
either played with the stove or got too
close to It and hex clothing ignited.
President Receives
Roper’s Resignation
WASHINGTON. March 6. President
Wilson today received tho resignation of
Daniel G. Roper ns commissioner of In
ternal revenue. Ho will accept It aud is
understood to have asked Secretary of
Treasury Houston to recommend a suc
Roper will retire on April 1. It has
frequently been reported In Washington
that he will become manager of the Me-
Adoo presidential boom.
retain virtually the’ same political rights
as the American states, but they will
eventually he part of the whole Just as
tlie states in America each represent an
integral part of (be union.”
"Do you believe the R.altie states will
join the Russian federation?” Count
Pahleu was asked. He replied:
“They will be compelled to join be
cause they control the seacoast. Other
wise it would be Just as If tlie original
thirteen American colonies had attempt
ed to secede, cutting off the balance of
America from the Atlantic coast.
"Lrnine (the premier of soviet Russia)
recognizes Russia's eccnontle dependence
upon the trade routes of Latvia and
llsthouia and is promising tlieyi local
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Daniels Declares U. S. Will Need 30 Ships by Next Year
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Top—R. V. Law, president;
H. N. Cartinhour, vice president. ..c?
Lower—A. W. Hutchison, secra- V
tary; H, C. Lathrop, treasurer.
Under the direction of the Indianapolis | The automobile association Is a llve-
Autotnoblle Trade association the twen wire organization which Includes vlr
tieth annual motor car exhibit wilt be tuaily every recognized dealer 4n cars
held at the fair grounds March 8 to 13. j and motor car equipment In the city.
Responsible for Illegal Tax
i Charges, Says Eschbach.
No change has occurred in the atti
tude of the state board of accounts! to
ward the collection of illegal fees by
county treasurers, said Jess-- Eschbach,
chief examiner of tfbe state board of
accounts, todav when his attention was
called to the fact that Ralph leuncke,
Marlon county treasurer, is collecting
delinquent tax fees illegally.
"The former ruling of this board s'lil
stands.” he said “It applies to every
one alike.”
Mr. Eschbach said that examiner* from
his department are now checking up the
books of tlic office of tbc county treas
urer and that all fees for delinquent
tax** collected in violation of the law
will be charged hack to the treasurer.
He said that be had turned over to his
examiners ail the Information In his
possession concerning the treasurer’s of
fice and that he had given them Instruc
tions to examine Into the collection of
delinquent tax fees.
The attitude of the board of accounts
referred to hy Mr. Eschbach was ex
pressed In a statement made by him on
Sept. 22. 1919. Mr. Eschbach ruled that
no fees should he collected that were
not actually earned under the law and
he set out the fees to which the Irons
urer is entitled. Tie declared that no
fees for serving notices can legally be
collected unless notices arc actually
sprved on taxpayers.
Mr. I.emeke, from the day he took
over the treasurers office, has been as
sessing arbitrary “costs" against delin
quent taxpayers In addition to the pen
alty prescribed hy law.
Illinois Police Trail Convicts
Toward Chicago.
CHICAGO, March 6.—Four prisoners
escaped from the state penitentiary at
Joliet, 111., early today, according to
word received by the police here.
The escaped convicts are Frank Stock
ley, Charles Martin, John Anderson and
Harry Jones. The two last named are
negroes. '
They are believed to have headed for
Coronor’s Cocktails
Take 4 More Lives
ST. PAUL. March ft. Tlitce were added
to the list, of wood alcohol victims here
today. Herman Schmidt, James Nugent
and James S. Martin died from drinking
the poison, and Dennis Igoe was blinded.
Eleven deaths and one blindness have re
suited from wood alcohol in three days
I.oral Forecast—Fair nod colder to
night and Sunday ; lowest temperature
expected tonight, 10 to 15 degrees above
(• a. in II
• a. m 10
8 a. m 13
0 a. ni 15
10 a. m it
It a. in.. 15
13 (noon) 17
1 p. m 1!)
3 p. in IB
Sun sets today. 5:t2; rises tomorrow.
6:10; rets, 5:1:1.
One year ago today, highest tempera
ture, 35; lowest, 3L
Streets Blocked by Snow
Driven by 65-Mile Wind.
NEW YORK, March 6.—After a brief
taste of spring weather. New York awoko
today to find itself in the grip of another
blizzard with many streets completely
' blocked by high drifts of snow that were
j piled up by a elxty-five-niile-an-hour
I This latest blizzard, which bore down
upon the city from the west, was ber
| aided by nearly an inch and a half of
: rain before the precipitation turned to
| sleet and bail and finally to snow.
Traffic was completely paralyzed
throughout the whole metropolitan area
1 and some of the suburban railway lines
i reported the worst conditions of the win
; ter. Heavy damage was done by the high
wind throughout the city.
The wind blew a terrific velocity off th.>
Atlantic coast and special precautions
were taken by life saving stations to aid
vessels In distress.
The thermometer dropped from 48 to
SO degrees above zero within a few hours.
BOSTON, March 6. -An all-night rain
storm over snow-bodnd northern New
England threw train and trolley sched
ules out of gear, disrupted telephone and
telegraph service, caused streams to
overflow their banks and made rivers of
streets iu cities and towns, flooding
The local forecast predicted clearing
tonight followed by a cold wave with
northwest gules diminishing Sunday.
Papers May Print
All of Court News
CHICAGO, March o.—Newspapers have
the right to publish all court testimony,
whether It is true or untrue, according to
a . ruling handed down in a libel suit
ogalust a Chicago newspaper by Circuit
Judge Oscar H. Torrison. The ruling
was given in instructions to the Jury
hearing tho case.
Pennsylvania Floods
Force Many to Flee
I’HILADELI’HI A, March fl.—Flood
conditions prevailed throughout eastern
Pennsylvania today, despite tho sudden
cold wave which followed yesterday's and
last night's rain.
Practically every river and stream in
the region was out of its banks. Hun
dreds of families bnve been driven from
their homes and factories and power
plants have been put out of commission.
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Subscription Rates. { Elsewhere. 12c. By Mail. 50c Per Month.
Must Be Ready for Any Emer
gency, Secretary Tells
House Committee.
WASHINGTON, March 6.—Appear
ing today before the house naval af
fairs committee, Secretary of Navy
Daniels declared that our navy “is
weak in the types of ships which the
world war proved were essential in
fleet efficiency,'' and he urged the
adoption of the building program for
next year calling for thirty ships
The cost of the building program as
recommended by Secretary Daniels as
being necessary because of the delay
on peace treaty action and the unset
tled condition of the world war was
placed at $195,300,000.
“In the unsettled condition of the
world today,” he said, “our navy must
be prepared for any emergency.
"We have only two courses to pnrsue;
wc must have a league of nations by
which every nation will help preserve
the peace of the world without competi
tive navy building, or we must have
incomparably the biggest navy In the
world. There Is no middle ground.”
Unless there Is a league of nations
*'< n or if the United States finally
decides to stand outside the league, Sec
cretary Daniels said he would be con
strained to recommend a building pro
gram railing for the construction of
sixty-nine ships.
"I had hoped,” said the secretary, “to
apfear today with a final recommenda
tion as to the building program for
the navy, but as the peace treaty has
not been upon there are uncertain
ties in the situation.
If the covenant had been ratified our
duty'would have been plain With the
league lu operation It would not have
been ne-cssary to impose upon the tax
payers. in view of the present burdens,
the money necessary for building more
“The building program for the next
fiscal year, as presented to you, Is:
"Battleships, two.
‘’Battle cruisers, one.
“Ncont cruisers, ton.
“ five.
“Fleet submarines, sir.
“Airplane curriers, twe.
"Aircraft tenders, two.
"Destroyer tender, one.
"Submarine tender, 1.
“I am not recommending additional
dreadnoughts, battle cruisers and scout
cruisers, though these ships are the back
bone of navgl efficiency.
“Had v tbe peace treaty been settled,
with the possibility of armaments being
curtailed and regulated as originally sug
gested by your committee in 1*96, I would
have submitted a program today which
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National Board Addresses
Resolution to Publishers.
NEW YORK, March 6.—Publishers of
all classes of newspapers throughout the
country are urged In a resolution adopt
ed here today by the board of directors
aud paper committee of the American
Newspaper Publishers’ association, to
make Immediately a reduction of 10 per
cent in consumption of newsprint.
The resolution follows:
"Resolved, That publishers of all
classes of newspapers, dadly and weekly,
be urged to make immediately a reduc
tion of 10 per cent in consumption of
newsprint and to request all advertis
ers, both local and foreign, to reduce
their space per cent during the present
"In case advertisers will not co-oper
ate to the extent of the suggested re
duction publishers are urged to raise
their advertising rates sufficiently to
bring about the mentioned percentage of
"Reports of committees In charge of
the campaign on co-operation aud con
servation in the use of newsprint Indi
cate that an Important savings nas been
effected and that a majority of the news- i
papers have put into effect practical
economies and arc cutting size and num
ber of editions, eliminating wastage, in
creasing selling prices and raising ad
vertising rates, but the increased demands
for advertising space have to an extent
interfered with the decrease ,in the n-c
of newsprint compared with 1919 which
Is required to meet the pre. tn -.t i
tton and to bring consumption of news- ;
print within the limits of present mill
production capacity.
The genernl sentiment of the publishers
attending the meeting was that the situ
ation while serious* does not justify gov
ernment action or (he passage of any of
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Mary Pickford Says
She*B Not Going to
Marry Fairbanks
Got Divorce From Owen Moore
Because She Wanted to Be
Free Again.
LOS ANGELES, March 6.—“ The rumors
that have been circulated that I intend
to marry Douglas Fairbanks are absurd.
Such a thought has never entered my
head,” declared Mary Pickford today in
the first interview obtained since her di
vorce from Owen Moore last Tuesday.
“Some people think my recent divorce
was secured to permit me to marry
again,” she declared. “This is not so.
Is it necessary to marry again simply
because a person is divorced ? I don’t
think so. I merely wanted to be free.
Mr. Moore and I have been separated for
three years or more. I have wanted a
divorce for many years, but it was sim
ply to avoid such a situation I have
found myself In today that I had put
it off so long.
“I sought a divorce because I wanted
to be free. Mr. Moors is a charming man
and most genial—but there are many in
stances when even two genial persons
can not agree. I went to Minden three
weeks ago with mother.
“I bad not planned to secure a di
vorce at that time. I was nervous and
unable to work at the studio and I
wanted a rest. A friend of mine rec
ommended Wally Springs, a quiet and
healthful little place near Minden and
high up In the mountains. While I
was there I was Informed that Mr. Moore
was not so far away, working on a loca
tion. Then I determined It wgs the
opportune time. I had no knowledge
before hand that Mr. Moore would not
contest the case, so I immediately se
cured a country lawyer and filed my
“Mr. Moore certainly did not receive
any sum of money from me with the
request that, he refuse to contest the
suit. Such a thought had never entered
my mind, for I knew Mr. Moore was
a gentleman, one who would not permit
such a thought to enter his mind, but
after the decree was granted to me I
regarded is as a sacred matter, of no
interest to any one bnt myself. There
fore. mother and I made pIaDS to avoid
publicity. We did try to elude inter
vieweis. -I felt that though my career
and my work In the films are the interest
of the public, my personal affairs were
not. t
“I now realize ray mistake. I have
learned now that I do not belong to my
self. If 1 have done anything to of
fend the public, I am so sorry. My life
work is to make people happy, to fill
their hearts with gladness through my
appearance In picture stories. 1 want to
continue this good work and I will do
so aa long aa the public demands it
, “In the future years, when my feeble
efforts have failed to bring cheer to
mtlllons of picture lorers whom I
humbly try to please, then and only'
then will I retire from my work. I
no longer must depend upon the films
for my living. 1 have earned enough
to keep myself and my mother and it
is not Leceasary for me tq work for
financial gains. I will work in the future
only for the pleasure I receive from it
and for the smiles my beloved admirers
reap from my pictures. Other than this
I have no plana for the future.”
Order Follows Strike of 3,000
Express Employes.
CHICAGO. March 6.—A general em
bargo was declared today by the Ameri
can Railway Express Company on all
express freight in Chicago, both incom
ing and outgoing.
This action was taken as the result
of a strike of 3.000 members of the
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, called
early today. Though the strike was
branded as “Illegal" by officials of the
grand lodge of the organization. It has
within five hours completely paralyzed
express shipments here.
Among other cities affected by the
strike, and at which embargoes may be
declared, are Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo,
Elkhart, Moline and Davenport.
The strike la for higher wages.
Among express shipments which it will
delay, according to the union heads, are
newspapers. perishable goods, dairy
products and live stock.
WASHINGTON. March *?.—Organiza
tions of the Brotherhood of Railway
Clerks In Chicago, which ordered their
members to strike this morning, will be
“outlawed” from the grand lodge. It was
declared today by the president, J. J.
"The strike,” be said, “is unauthorized
and illegal and steps will be taken to ex
pel these people as soon as the facts are
officially brought to the attention of the
grand lodge.”
Committees Tell Superintend
ent Graff They Will Insist
on New Scale.
Teachers of Indianapolis, through
committees of the Federation of Pub
lic School Teachers, today asked the
school city to grant Immediate relief
from the burden of low salaries and
to make readjustments In the salary
schedule proposed for teachers for
the school year of 1920-21.
The requests included S3OO aa addi
tional pay, or bonus, in addition to the
amounts received in the present year’s
contracts. The four points in the teach
ers’ demands are that:
1. All teacher:, who have taught
eight years or more shall receive the
maximum salary for the year 1920-
2. All teachers who taught less
than eight years shall receive the
salary according to the years of
service In accordance with the salary
3. Contracts shall be given to
teachers for the year 1920-1921 by
•June 1, 1920, or that teachers shall
have the positive assurance of their
salary schedule for the year 1920-
I. An additional S3OO for the year
1919-1920 be given each teacher in the
Indianapolis public school by the
dose of the present school year.
Superintendent E. U. Graff, who repre-
I sen ted the school city In the conference,
agreed to the first two requests made
j by the teachers with slight modification,
it Is understood. He told them that the
S3OO additional pay, or bonus, for this
j year, could not be granted because of
the financial condition of the school city,
and agreed that contracts for next year
would be tendered to the teachers on
April 1, Instead of in July or August, aa
i in many fonder years.
The conference was satisfactory in
; spirit, both to Mr. Graff and the teach
ers’ committees, but the teachers will
insist that the school city find some way
to obtain money so that relief can be
granted them during the present school
Representing the federation were Jfiss
Elsa Huebner, chairman, and the exec
utlve committee of the federation; the
salary committee, of which Miss Grace
Tnrner is chairman, and the Judiciary
committee, of which Homer L. Knight
i is chalrmap.
The average salary of the grade school
teachers of Indianapolis is $1,087 for ten
months, no pay being given during the
two months’ vacation, according to in
formation presented at the conference.
The highest salary to teachers in the
grades, excepting principals, is SL3Ok
; and the lowest Is S6OO. There are 845
grade school teachers In the city, 354 of
whom receive less than $1,050' for ten
months* teaching.
The salary schedule adopted last yes*
by the board of school commissioners
was made in good faith, but has proved
| inequal to the advance in the cost of
living, the teachers said.
It was pointed out that only 206
; teachers receive $1,300 a year, the'hlgb
est salary of a grade teacher. The
maximum is $1,600 a year. Os the 845
teachers there are 171 who have taught
eight years or more, for whom the maxi
mum Is asked
Superintendent Graff, -it is understood,
told the teachers that he would make
the maximum salary $1„S00 per year, and
that the salary schedule already adopt
ed for next year is null and void.
In telling the teachers that next year’s
contracts would be delivered on April
L Supt. Graff said he wanted the teach
ers to agree that there would be no
resignations except ou thirty days’ no
tice. This the teachers agreed to.
Explaining the financial condition of
the schools, the superintendent told ths
teachers that the school city is facing
a deficit of $125,000 for the present year.
If the proposed special session of the
legislature Is called he said the school
city might ask for financial relief from
that body. The representatives oof tbs
teachers were not satisfied with the ex
planation of the finances of the city,
feeling, they said, that they had borna
a heavy burden in the low salaries, and
that unless immediate relief Is granted
many teachers will be in serious financial
straits during the summer vacation.
: Although the representatives of the
| federation met and were received in cor
i dial spirit, it is understood that the fed
eration represents the unanimous de
mands of the teachers and will vigor
| ously Insist upon relief measures.
Superintendent Graff, after the con
ferenee, said that he was quite In accord
with the request of the teachers that con
tracts be sent out for signatures earlier
this year than last
In regard to the possibility of a bonus,
the super, ntendent said: “I simply
made he saemen ha here was no money
for such a purpose."
He said hat the conference was marked
by the spirit of trying to arrive at bet
ter things for the Indianapolis schools.
Rural school teachers of three Indiana
counties—one northern county, one cen
tral and one southern—in answering a
questionnaire sent out from the office of
the state superintendent of public ln
(Continued on rage. Five.)
Former Governor of Alabama
to Succeed Bankhead.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. March 6.—Former
Governor B. B. Comer has been named
by Gov. Ktlby to succeed United States
Senator John H. Bankhead, deceased. •
Mrs. R. B. Comer, wife of rhe newly
appointed senator from Alabama, died at
the family home a 1 : Birmingham today.

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