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PER COPY VOL. xxxn. NO. 264. MONARCHY PROCLAIMED IN GERMANY EBERT OUSTED BY PRUSSIANS 9 German Government Falls in ‘Peaceful Revolution’--Allies May Move on Berlin | MONARCHY PROCLAIMED! 1 BULLETINS. PARIS, March 13.—A Berlin dispatch says that a monarchy has been proclaimed in Germany. LONDON, March 13 (4:30 p. m.).—ln the event of an attempt by the German revolutionists to restore the Hohenzollem dynasty in Germany an allied army will move upon Berlin at was learned this afternoon. BERLIN, March 13.—The government of President Ebert has been overthrown. Dr. Wolfgang Kapp, president of the fatherland party, has as sumed the chancellorship. Gen. Luttwitz is minister of defense. The revolution was peaceful. The government’s fall followed announce ment yesterday that a revolutionary plot haJ been discovered. The plot, fostered by the reactionaries. Including monarchists and pan-Germanlste, Involved sections of the army. Gustav Noske, minister of defense. Immediately ordered the arrest of r. Kapp and Capt. Pabst, but it was too late. The marine brigade, headed by Commanders Ehrhardt and Loewe fcetz, which had been billeted at Doeberltz, penetrated the city this morn ig after negotiations with the government had failed. The government Ifused the conditions asked by the revolutionists. | Troops of the reichswehr which had been guarding the government iJildings deserted their posts without offering resistance to the marines, vvtio occupied the Wilhelmstrasse and Unter der Linden. The government withdrew and a general strike was declared. Monarchists in Complete Chai ge of German Capital, Basle Hears BASLE, March 13.—Unconfirmed dis patches from Berlin today reported that the monarchists bad completely occupied the German capital. r Dr. Kapp, the new chancellor, it was Laid, had issued a decree dissolving tbe (constituent assembly and nnouncing that new elections will be held as soon as conditions permit. Former President Fbert was said to have fled from Berlin. The monarchists are controlling all the public buildings, including tbe telegraph offices. the advices asserted. A proclamation, signed by Kapp and French Forces Stirred by News in Rhineland PARIS, March 13.—-French military au tl jrities In the Rhineland were ordered this afternoon to take precaution.'ry measures as a result of the overthrow of tbe German government by the German militarists tad monarchists. The council of allied ambassadors met this afternoon and heard a report from Marshal Foeb. Vew-s of the German revolution was re ceived early this afternoon Just as the No Bloodshed in Berlin Up to 9 a. m., Paris Told PARIS, March 13.—The German peace delegation received a message direct from Berlin at 9 a. m., declaring there had bpen no bloodshed up to that time. Delegates said they considered them selves as still representing tbe govern ment of President Ebert. Thdy awaited official confirmation of the overthrow of the Ebert administration. Junker Coup Brings Wilson Letter on France to Front WASHINGTON, March 13—The sen ate is to be asked to repudiate Presi dent Wilson’s Statement that tbe gov ernment of France is in the hands of militarists and imperialists. Senator McCormick, Illinois, a repub lican, expects shortly to introduce a resolution, he said today, st'ting It to be the sense of the senate that, if France should, in the future, be unjustly at tacked by a foreign foe, the United States would view such an at ark with great concern and would not stand by idly, and further that It should be imade clear that the senate does not concur In the assertions of the presi dent In his letter to Senator Hitchcock. Interest In McCormick's proposal, es pecially that part of it virtually pledg ing the United States to stand by F'ance, was Intensified by the news from Berlin that the German govern ment had fallen Into the hands of the militarists and baiserttes. Berlin Now in Hands of Revolutionary Troops LONDON, March 13. —Revolutionary troops entered Berlin today, a News Agency dispatch says. The revolutionists declared the government overthrown. Dr. Wolfgang Kapp was named chancellor. Earlier dispatches had said the reichs ■nehr and public security forces of Gustav Noske had been confined to their bar racks ami ordered to be ready for any emergency. Dr. Kapp. who has assumed the chan cellorship, is known as a violent reac tionary, and has opposed the Ebert gov ernment since its inception. As head of toe powerful fatherland party, he was considered an advocate for restoration of the monarchy. Kapp has been reported as closely In touch with the activities of the pan-Germanist groups who have been Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Gen. Luttwitz, stated: “The former government h* ceased to exist. Entire authority he* passed inro the hands of Director Kapp from KoenJgsberg. The new chancellor is forming a government of order, liberty and action.” The Prussian diet, has been dissolved. Kapp is S3 Id to be a notorious mon archist. A Berlin dispatch reports that the new government of Germany aims at a mil itary dictatorship with a cabinet of spe cialists. ambassadors were assembling. Marshal Foch aiso conferred with Pre mier MUlerand and officials of tbe war office and general staff. The report made by Marshal Foch to the ambassadors included condition* In the Rhineland district which U occupied by aiUed forces of occupation. The gov ernment Is auxlously awaiting reports from Its allied missions In Berlin on the situation there. The Germans haunted Paris newspaper and cable offices anxiously scanning every line of news from the German capital. Tbe French foreign office has informa tion that the leaders of the revolution In Germany unquestionably are monarchists, officials said today. The office feels the situation In Berlin Is most serious. News of the overthrow of the German government was conveyed to President Wilson at an early hour. There are approximately 14,000 Ameri can soldiers now In German territory. It was stated at the war department this afternoon and these forces are undtr the supreme command of Marshal Foch. un der the terms of the armistice. The American army of occupation num bers 85.000 men under command of MaJ. Gen. Henry T. Allen and there are 6,000 additional troops under Brig. Gen. Wil liam H. Sage, sent Into German territory to supervise the Silesian plebeacite. While both the war and state depart ments were without confirmation of re ports of the German revolution, it was the opinion of officials that American or allied forces could not be used unless the revolutionists should take steps which threatened violation of the terms under which tbe allied forces of occupation are iu Germany. backing Field Marshal von Hindenburg for the presidency. Von Hindenburg was last reported as accepting the offer to become a candidate. Fall of the Ebert government may be fraught with the most far-reacbing con sequences. Allied leaders have made every effort to insure its security, pub licly declaring that any change of gov ernment in Germany would be sure to endanger the treaty of Versailles. Ebert depended for support largely on the troops of Gustav Noske, his min ister of. defense, who crushed the Bpar tacan and other radical outbreaks. While Noske had full control over the reichs webr and volunteer troops, his hold on the regular army was weak. The dis affection of tl|is element headed by officers who regained, secretly at least, 3fairtatra Haita ffittieg Entered as Second Ciass Matter, July 25, 1914, 'at Poatoffice, Indianapolis, Ind.. under act March 3, 1879. KICKED OUT j v ni FREDERICK EBERT. President Ebert of Germany, whose government, democratic In form, has fallen. Frederfrh Ebert was elected president of Germany by the national assembly st Weimar, Feb. 11, 1919. He received S7T out of 879 votes. Herr Ebert started In life as a harness maker. Will Obey Treaty , Pledge at Berlin PARIS. March 18—The terms of the treaty of Versailles will be carried out by the new German government, it wo* announced bo newspapermen In Berlin today by a press bureau estab- Ilshed by the new government. their allegiance to the former kaler, probably forced Noske to give np his post without fighting. Reports that the revolution was brew ing have been current for months. Pan- Germanists and monarchists recently have been gaining power. Revelations in the Erzberger-Helfferleh trial weakened the confidence of the peo ple In the Ebert administration and gave the reactionaries an opportunty they did not miss to cryatallx# opinion against the government. Ebert has, always been considered an Interloper by the aristocrats of the old kalaerlst regime. His lowly birth aud unconvincing personality brve been held up to scorn time and again by the mili tary clique. The revolution will bring the allies face to face with these problems : I'orclstg the new government to adhere to the treaty of Vevsalllea. S curing stronger anlee# from Holland that the former kaiser, now interned in the Dutch nation, will be so guarded that there will he no op portunity for hi* return to Germany. Foret tig the new government to adhere to the allied decision to make Germany punish her own war guilty by trial before a German tribunal at Eeipgfg. Von Luttwitz, who was commander of the first reichswehr group and a lieu tenant of Noske. apparently was guilty of complete deception to his chief. He was accused by Die Frelhelt yes terday of being implicated In the plot when It was first discovered by the gov ernment. Noske never has been accused of dis loyalty to the Ebert government Today s successful coup was the re sult o? careful preparation both by propaganda among the masses and care- No Disturbing Symptom Seen in Revolution By J. W. T. MASON. Written for the Untied Press. NEW YORK, March 13.—Overthrow nt the German government Is not a dis turbing symptom at present. The only T>oßßibilUy of danger to Europe is that the radicals may attempt to regain con trol of the government by counter revo lutionary means. The position of the army will determine whether such an ef fort on a serious scale will be made. The radical government has not won public confidence because If has been un able to restore Germany's Industrial life. U. S. WON T QUIZ NEWBERRY’S AID Waives Cross-Examination of King After Collapse. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. March 13. j Cross examination of Paul H. King, main defense witness in the election fraud trial here, was waived today by the gov ernment. King suffered a physical col lapse after completing his direct testi mony. In a conference between attorneys for both sides with Judge Clarence W. Ses sions, the prosecution announced that In view of King's condition, cross-examina tion would not be insisted on. No session of court was held this morn ing to give the prosecution an oppor- j tunity to prepare Us rebuttal. The rebuttal was being made this afternoon. St. Louis Puts Ban on Teachers’ Union ST. LOUTS, March 13.—Following tbe announcement that the High School Teachers’ association, comprising ap proximately 90 per cent of the high school teachers of St. Louis, had voted to unionize and aflliiate with organized j labor, the board of education announced j today it would not employ teachers af- ’ filiated with labor organizations. Tbe announcement stated the present contracts of one year with teachers would be observed, but that, after their ex-' piratlon any teacher belonging to the union would not be employed. Flood Warning Sent Out FromJMttsburg PITTSBURG, March 13.—Rivers will mount to three feet above the flood stage In the Pittsburg district, Weather Fore caster Pennywitt warned today. A stage of twenty-five feet would be reached before night, he predicted. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1920. EBERT, GIVEN HOUR TO FLEE, TAKES 30 MIN. Notice Borne by Revolutionary Force Precipitates Cabinet CITY IN DIVIDED HANDS By ARTHUR DAVID. International News Service and London Dally Express Correspondent. BERLIN, March 13. Revolutionary troops, led by Col. Eberhardt, entered Berlin at 0 o'clock this morning and served an ultimatum upon the Ebert gov ernment to resign within an hour. The members of the cabinet quickly conferred and at 6:30 they left the city In automobiles without acceedlng to the demand to resign. Mrs. Ebert was with her husband. The forces consisted of troops from the Baltic coast and marines. While these momentous events were transpiring the city maintained its usual calm aspeeb The only unusual activity came from bodies of troops that were cir culating proclamations from the militar ist leaders. The Lokal Anzieger says Chancellor Kapp dissolved the Prussian assembly this morning. Detachments of\soldiers were patrolling the Wilhelmstrasse and stationed about the Hotel Adlon, head quarters for the various foreign missions. CITY IS OCCUPIED BY RIVAL FORCES LONDON, March 13—A Berlin dis patch reports that the western part of the city has been occupied by the revolu tionists. The eastern part cf the city, the dispatch said, Including government buildings Is held by loyal republicans ful work among array officers by the reactionaries. Radical and Industrial outbreaks gave them their first chance. At the time of the Spartacan outbreaks when grave fears were felt in allied circles for the safety of the government the Pan-Ger manists and monarchists everything In their power to embarrass President F.tfcrt. Nosjte, however, succeeded In bolstering up the strength of the ad ministration by ruthlessly repressing each disturbance. The reactionaries found their next op portunity when the allied demands for 1 punishment of the German war guilty ! and lists of accused were forwarded to j Berlin. These l.sts brought a storm of | ndignatlon from every circle o* Ger j man opinion. The Ebert government, in la series of notes, warned the allies that I it could not—dare not—turn the accused over to the allies for trial before entente ; military tribunal*. i The government prartfoatTy told the | allied premiers that surrender of the accused Teutons—lncluding many pow erful figures In the old kalseristlc clique ! —meant Its downfall. Allied invest!ga - j tlons boro out this statement and the | premiers finally agreed that the accused i might be tried before German tribunal at | t.elpaig as the Ebert government bad j suggested. j The reactionaries throughout Ger i many, however, had seized the opportu | nlty to hurl charges at the government. | Rallying around Von Hindenburg they ! declared the accused never would be surrendered. Army and navy officers joined in oaths to prevent surrender of the accused by force. When the premiers finally decided to alter their demands the hoid of the Ebert government had been weakened and a great wave of monarchist sympathy was sweeping over Germany. It can not count, therefore, upon cer tainty of general support In Its present troubles. Avery Important source of the government's weakness has been the fall of its principal Intellectual leader, Dr. Erzberger, on account of charges if financial corruption. The ease with which tbe revolution was accomplished suggested the radicals had been losing public confidence quietly for a considerable time. Germany is nat urally not a radical country. Its Instinct for conservative governmental control of (Continued on Page Two.) Peril for France Cited by Editor PARIS. March 13.— "1t is Impos sible not to feel the menace of mon archists and militarist* arriving In power In Germany,*' the newspaper L'lntranlgant declared today. The newspaper believed, however, that France and the allies are onlj <ll reetly concerned In the new revolu tion should the Kapp government dis own or demand revision of the treaty of Versailles. MURDER CASE GOES TO JURY First Degree Verdict Asked in Armistice Day Shooting. MONTESANO, Wash., March 13.—The fate of the ten industrial workers charged with the Centralis Armistice day inur ders Is in the hands of the jury. The case went to the jury late last night, following a night session. The final argument of Special Prosecu tor W. H. Abel lasted les than an hour. The argument was wound up with a plea to the jurors for a first degree verdict In the case of each of the ten defendants. Ship Strike Again on in New York Harbor NEW YORK, March 13.—Longshore men, checkers and stevedores at the piers of the Mallory, Clyde. Morgan, Old Dominion, Savannah and Fall River steamship lines went on strike here to day as a result of refusal to grant their demands for increased wages. Union leaders predict all shipping here will be tied up. They add that a strike vote is being taken nt all ports along the Atlantic coast. The vote here was tinanimous, they say. EXPECT 30,000 AS FINAL COUNT AT AUTO SHOW Twentieth Annual Exhibit to Close Tonight With Big Frolic. EVENT PROFITABLE ONE PRESTO! CHANGE! The husband h£d agreed to pur chase a car at the auto show. The salesman was jubilant, then the wife announced she wouldn’t ride In the car. The salesman wilted. "Why, T wouldn't have that blue thing with yellow stripes on It In my back yard,” the wife said. The salesman smiled—he ripped off twelve yards of the hated yellow rib bon and sold the ear. When the twentieth ~ual automobile show of the Indlanapoii. Auto Trades association comes to a close after a car nival tonight. Show Manager John B. Orman expects the count will show 30.000 Individuals will have inspected the latest marvels of rapid transit. Mr. Orman made the above estimate today, basing It on the number of paid admissions of the week pins a conserva tive estimate of tonight's attendance. Nearly every car on the floor has been sold and exhibitors ore smiling content edly. Many have pockets stuffed with orders. One exhibitor of a medium priced heavy car made seventeen sales in the week. AND OTHERS EQUALLY AS WELL PLEASED. The accessories men also were pleased and satisfied. In many shows some trou ble is experienced with exhibitors of new Inventions who are Inclined to lay the blame for lack of interest on the part of visitors to the position of their display or some other condition arranged by of ficials. Few of the accessories shown this year could be called "faddish" or impractical, and many exhibitors did a good counter business. Six sales have been made by the Cur tiss Indiana Airplane company, according to W. M. Fagley. salesman in charge of the company's exhibit. A northern In dians summer resort man purchased one for 89,800. The crowd today was composed almost exclusively of buyers and their ad visers Consultations were held over en gines, women tried seats o* their first - choice car and then, by way of eora psrNon. the seats of a second-choice. While hnsbands asked questions con cerning power, speed and gasoline con sumption. wives reviewed color schemes, comparing effects of certs to cars with the colors represented In their ward robes PUTS IT OVER, FOR % TIME, \T LEAST. A well dressed man made himself In teresting by thinking himself into a deep hole over the relative merits of two high priced cars He announced that he had determined to become owner of one before leaving the show, tn order to de liberate, he freed himself of salesmen's Importunities and leaned agßlnst a post convenient to the orchestra. Exhibitors pointed him out as an object lesson to persons who seemed inclined to defer buying until another day. A show offi cial Indicated the dilemma to an ac quaintance. "He's going to spend $6,000 on a car?” queried the acquaintance unbelievingly. (Continued on Pats Two.) SHIPS TO FLY ONLY U.S. FLAG Senate Approves Change of Hamburg-American Liners. WASHINGTON, March 13.-A proposal by the shipping board that the routes formerly conducted by the Hamburg- Amertcan line be served by ships dying the American flag was approved by the senate commerce committee tndsly by u vot eof ID to 4. Establishment of Ameri can trade routes by the. sale or charter ing of ships held by the stripping board to an American company on terms ap proved by the board was favorably acted ou. It was declared to be the sense of the committee that it is "very desirable to take advanage of the opportunity to get the trade of these services under the American flag and that this should be done if it could be done under a satis factory arrangement consistent with the general interest of the United States." SAYS LAW FOR OUTSIDERS, TOO Appellate Court Gives Com pensation to Wreck Victims. Jurisdiction of the Indiana industrial board under ti e state employes’ compen sation law doe extend to persons em ployed under contracts made In other states, according to an appellate court decision handed down todav in the case of the Carl Hagenbeck and Great Wallace shows against Harriett Randall. Another case between the circus com pany and Alton Ball, in which a similar point of law was involved, was decided in the same way. The industrial board several months ago decided that employes, Injured In the big Hagenback-Wallace train wreck near Gary, Ind., tn April, 1917, were entitled to compensation under the Indiana law. The case was appealed by the circus and fought on the ground that the employes concerued were hired under contracts executed under the laws of Ohio, and were not entitled to protection under the Indiana law. The appellate court held that the employes were entitled to com pensation under the Indiana law. Many persons were killed in the circus train wreck and others were Injured. A number of damage suits were brought against the circus In federal courts. Italy Menaced by Rail Strike Again HOME, March 13.—Italian railway men are threatening another strike. The leaders have notified Premier Nlttl they may go out March 16 unless their de mands are met. \ By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rates, j E i sewhere _ i2 O . By Mail, 50c Per Month. ED WARDS DECLINES TO ENTER INDIANA PRIMARY E. W. M’KENNA, NOTED IN RAIL CIRCLES, DEAD Former Vice President of St. Paul Road Succumbs at White Sulphur Springs. ONCE A RESIDENT HERE Edward W. McKenna, pv*>mtnent rail road man and one time resident of In dianapolis, la dead at White Sulphur Springs, W. Vn., according to a message received here today. Mr. McKenna, who was it years old, rose from telegraph messenger to a posi tion of prominence among the foremost railroad men of the country. He had recently retired as rice president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. Mr. McKenna was born in Pittsburg Oct. 24. 1848. He was educated at St. Vincent's college, Latrobe, Pa. In 1872 he married Miss Columbia C. Conduitt of Indianapolis. She died In 1893 and In 1905 Mr. McKenna married Miss Retta Johnson of Chicago. SERVES YEAR IN CIVIL WAR. At the age of 14 years Mr. McKenna became a telegraph messenger and opera tor for the Pennsylvania railroad. Two years later, In 1864, he enlisted In the Union army and served during the re mainder of the Civil war as a military telegrapher. * In 1865 Mr. McKenna became a freight clerk and later he was made clerk to the general superintendent of the Pennsylva nia railroad, and In 1870 he became a train dispatcher. One year later he came to Indianapolis as superintendent of the Indianapolis & Vincennes railroad, serv ing In this capacity for nine years. At the end of this period he became super intendent of the Jeffersonville, Madison A Indianapolis railroad, remaining In this position until 1885. Mr. McKenna continued to progress in the railroad business, doing special work under the genera! manager of the Penn sylvania lines west for a short time and then becoming chief clerk to the general manager of the I/ake Erie & Western railroad. I-ater he served as superin tendent of the Prairie du Chein and Mineral Point divisions of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, assistant general manager of the same road, and superintendent of the eastern division of the Great Northern railway at St. Paul. IN STEEL BUSINESS EIGHT YEARS. In 1893 Mr. M> Kenna left the railroad business and became interested In the production of steel. He was president of the McKenna Steel Working Company of Joliet. 111., from 1895 to 1903. Tn UKM he became assistant to the presi dent of the Chicago. Milwaukee A St. Psul railway. A year later he became second vice president of the road, ana In 1906 be become vice president in charge of operation and construction. Mr. McKenna’s home was in New York City. He was a member of the Chicago dub at Chicago, the Recess club st New York and the Sleepy Hollow club nt Tarrytown, N. V. He Is survived t.j n widow and ope daughter, who were with Mm when he died. U.S. WILL TAKE OVER OIL FIELD Insured 15 Million Barrels Yearly in Osage Region. WASHINGTON. March 13,-The gov ernment has decided to take over ihe en tire oil production of the Osage Indian nation, totaling 10.000.000 barrels a year, i to insure its supply of fuel oii for the navy, shipping board and war depart ment, It was learned today. Fuel oil producers are asking such high prices that the government on several occasions has rejected all bids and now faces a serious shortage. The govern ment decision to take over the Osage national oil was reached at a scries of meetings of the council of national de fense and following conferences between John Barton Payne, chairman of the shipping board: Secretary Daniels and secretary of war. A permanent oii policy has been de termined upon to cover a period of years and Insure a continuous supply. The outline of this policy will be made known in a few days. Another Item of the oil policy is a decision of the officials that unless the government Is able soon to purchase fuel oil at a reasonable price the shipping board and navy department will co-oper ate In going Into foreign fields, buying ; crude oil and refining it in competition | with United States refiners, It was said. Man Takes His Life, Drinking Paris Green Michael Heady, 30, a horse trader, died at the City hospital at noon from parts green and "white mule" whisk poisoning, taken with suicidal Intent. He was found in the office of Sawyer's livery stable, 426 West Pearl street, at 9 o'clock this morning by Patrolman Mc- Clure, who was sent there to investigate a report that a man was sick. told the policeman that he bad tried to kill himself and was sent to the hospital. Heady’s wife lives at 117 West Walnut street. They had separated about a week ago, It Is said, and Heady was despond ent. He has a brother and sister living In Lebanon and another brother living in Montana. Income Tax Paid? Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Paid four income tax ? The time is drawing short, but Collec tor of Internal Revenue William L. Elder today announced that his hard-pressed force would stay on duty from 6 to 9 o'clock tonight, and the office will bo open all day Monday and from 6 to 9 o'clock Monday evening to give belated taxpayers a chance to avoid heavy gov ernment penalties. Monday is the last day. The office will not be open Sunday. WEXTHEfrj Local Forecast—Fair tonight and Sun day, with rising temperature; lowest to night, 30 to 35 degrees. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 24 7 a. m 24 8 a. m................ 24 9 a. m 25 , 10 a. m 26 11 a. m 26 12 (noon) 27 1 p. m 29 2 p. ni 30 Snn set* today, 5:60; rises tomorrow, 5:48; sets, 5:51. One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 6t; lowest, 35. Additional weather on page 9. BOY INDICTED FOR SLAYING; GETS NO BAIL Grand Jury Charges First De gree Murder Against Francis White. Francis Marlon White, 16, confessed slayer of John P. Aughlnbaugh, aged grocer at 1102 South Sheffield avenue, to day was Indicted by the Marlon county grand jury In Us fifteenth partial report to Judge James Collins. “Uncle Charlie” Aughlnbaugh. as he was known In the neighborhood, was at tacked and beaten upon the head with an iron bar by young White on the morning of Jan. 28. 1920. the graud Jury alleged In the indictment charging the youth with first degree murder. According to the police White admitted the crime several days after the tragedy and since making the alleged confession baa been confined In the Marion county jail. The action of the grand Jury today prevents the lad from being released on bond pending the date of his bearing, which will be announced later. According to the police, the slayer said that be became angry when the grocer refused to sell hlin some pressed ham ou credit. Judge Collins stated that White will !>e nraigned with other defendants waiting trial In Jail some time next week. HOLD 2 MEN IN MOVIE MURDER Reformed Ex-Convict Con fesses, Chicago Police Say. CHICAGO. March 13.—Edward Bris land, reformed ex-convict, who has writ ten his life story In “Fighting Back,” today confessed he fired the shot that killed W. A. Mills, movie manager, ac cording to police. Brisland told police his partner was Robert J. Carter, an ex eonvict and formerly of Cleveland, O. Robbery was the motive, police said. Mills was shot and killed Thursday night as he sat in the box office of the theater. The murderer fled without stop ping to take the money. An accomplice Joined him outside and they made their escape in a taxicab. They were arrested in a garage and the alleged confession was made after several hours' grilling. "We couldn't get work," was the expla nation the police say they made. Bris land Is said to be married and the father of two children. NEW CHARGES TOTAL $2,400 Board Adds to Count Against Vigo County Man. Charges totaling $2,400 are made against Thomas Ferguson, former audi tor of Vigo county, in addition to sev : oral thousands charged against him sev eral weeks ago. In a report made .pub lic today by the state board of accounts. Violation of the law in lending school fund money on property which later came into his possession Is specifically | charged against Ferguson. The examiners allege that Ferguson made loans on two pieces of property in Seelyville and that his wife became possessor of both In the working ou* of the transactions. The records of the Vigo county auditor's office from June 1, 1917, to May 31, 1919, show that a number of loans were defective because of a lack of sworn appraisements, lire insurance protection or proper security, examiners say. Dana and Hillsdale Phone Rates Raised An order was issued by the state pub lic service commission today granting; the Indiana Telephone and Telegraph company rate increases in Dana and Hillsdale, but compelling a rate reduction in Clinton. The company sought In creases in nil three cities. The Dana and Hillsdale rates now are $3 a month for a single line business phone and $2 a month for a single line residence phone. Rates of the Montt cello Telephone company were ordered increased to $3.25 for single line business phones and $2.25 to $2 for single line residence phones. Funds Growing for ‘Mary* and ‘Jimmy’ The fund for the benefit of Mary Mur phy, daughter of the late Police Sergt. Maurice Murphy, reached a total of about $3,600 today. The solicitation of funds officially ended last night, but checks continued to come in today. Contributions to the fund for little Jimmy Sullivan, whoso father lost his life in an attempt to rescue two little colored boys from drowning, also con tinued to grow today. It Is now more than $2,000. < Many contributions have becu received at tb~ colored V. \l. <l* A. Home edition TWO CENTS. DECLARES FOR NONPLEDGING OF DELEGATES Marshall to Retire if Name of Jerseyite Is Withdrawn, Says Elder. G. 0. P. TRAP WON’T WORK Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey, behind whose name the re publican wets of Indianapolis have been endeavoring to create trouble in the democratic ranks, has served notice that he will not permit the use of his nams in presidential primaries. In a letter which has been sent to Ira A. Sawin, who filed a petition to place his name on the democratic presidential ballot in this state, Mr. Edwards says he favors unpledged delegates, “who will be left free to choose as their standard bearer the man who most fittingly represent* the principles for which the demo cratic party stands.” In a telegram to tbe secretary of state Mr. Edwards announces his Intention of withdrawing his name from the Indiana primary. _ On the receipt of specific instruction* to withdraw his name, the secretary of state wlil be required under the law to refrain from placing it on the ballot, and thereupon will end another of the flagrant bipartisan efforts to interfere In the political affairs of the democratic party In this state. Announcement of the Intention of the wets to Inject Edwards Into the primary race were first made public In the repub lican press of Indianapolis. Announce ment that Edwards would not stand for the bipartisan manipulation was first made from tbe same source. Throughout tne whole of the difficulty provoked by the petition the backers of Edwards have been in close conference with republicans and have had the active co-operation of the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapo lis News and other republican papers in the state. To this has been added the assistance of men In the employ of ! the republican state committee, and par ! tlcularly of tho supporters of Hiram Johnson, In Indiana. The Johnson sup porters furnished the petition forms on which the Edwards people filed their petitions. The Star furnished the "straw man” over whose name publicity was furnished. NAMES AND CASH FROM G. O. P. SOURCES. The News furnished a large part of the signers for the petition and helped In lta preparation. Men In the employ of the re publican state committee provided what money was used in the development of the movement. The Injection of the name of Gov. Ed wards, personally unknown in Indiana, into the primaries was a part of a plot to force a primary fight here between Thomas R. Marshall and William G. Mc- Adoo. Both these men had declared their Intention of staying out of the primary, but friends of each were insistent that no outsider be allowed to capture the delegation. It was agreed that petitions for neither would be filed and this agree ment held until the wets tried to inject Edwards when, by agreement, the Mar shall petition was also filed, with the un derstanding that Marshall's name would be withdrawn in event Edwards’ nams was withdrawn. When informed of the announcement of the intention of Mr. Edwards to with draw his name in Indiana. William L. Elder, Mr. Marshall's personal represent ative. said: “When the name of Mr. Edwards is properly, effectually and conclusively withdrawn from the Indiana primaries we will withdraw the name of Mr. Marshall. I am personally very glad to hear of Mr. Edwards' intentions as it never was the desire of Mr. Marshall to have the Indiana delegation to any one.” DEMOCRATS OF STATE EQUALLY SATISFIED. The action of Mr. Edwards in with drawing his name from the Indiana primaries will be greeted with great sat isfaction by all the democrats of the state who have seen in its entrance noth ing more than a smooth scheme on the part of republicans to crystallze wet sentiment In the democratic party ranks and to provoke a lack of harmony which might react to the advantage of re publicans. No political observer who attempts un prejudiced observation will deny that tba anti-saloon sentiment in Indiana is suf ficient to overwhelm all tbe noise that a hopeless minority might make In advo cating the overthrow of prohibition. It is realized that If the issue became one between the wets and drys in the state, the drys would win overwhelmingly, and If the issue were wet or dry in either party, the drys would predominate. For that very reason even the liberally inclined deplored the injection of Ed wards Into the democratic primary owing to the pronounced anti-prohibition senti ment expressed by blm in New Jersey. His withdrawal will mean that ther will be no primary contest In Indiana for fiVesidentlal delegates and tbe hopes of Mr. Marshall and Mr. MeAdoo for uninstructed delegates will be realized. Incidentally, the attitude of many In diana democrats who were condemning Edwards for allowing the use of his name by the republicans and the wets, has been changed by his expression on the primary subject. Edwards has more friends in Indiana since his announced intention of with drawing than he ever would have ob tained by going through a primary con test as a republican tool. Three More File for Congressional Race Declarations of candidacies for repre sentatives in congress were filed in the office of the Indiana secretary of state today by the following: Albert H. Vestal, Anderson, for tbe republican nomination in the Eighth dis trict ; William M. Croskett, Lafayette, for the democratic nomination in the Tenth district; Calvin W. Hunslnger, Evansville, for the democratic nomina tion in the First district.