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PER COPY VOL. XXXII. NO. 271. BENSON TOLD ME TO WATCH BRITISH—SIMS Admiral Amplifies Charges When Pressed for Name at Senate Inquiry. fKO FURTHER COMMENT WASHINGTON, March 22.—1 t was Admiral W. S. Benson who warned Admiral Sims “don’t let the British pull the wool over your eyes,” Sims declared at the senate naval inquiry today. Several weeks ago Sims told the senate naval subcommittee that such a warning had been given to him during a conference of the navy de partment as he was about to sail for Europe only a few weeks before this country entered the war. WAS CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS AT TIME. Benson, at the time of the alleged ut terance, was chief of naval operations. He is now head of the shipping board. Sims said the incident occurred either just before or just after he had been in Secretary Daniel’s office receiving his or ders to go to Europe. “It was just after I came out of the secretary's office, or just before I went in, I can’t remember which, that these In structions were given by a certain of ficial of the navy department.’’ Sims said. “I have tried to avoid any personal reference.” HALE INSISTS ON HAVING NAME. “I think the committee should have the name of the officer,” Chairman Hale stated. “Well, it was Admiral Benson, who was then chief of naval operations,” Sims said. “1 received no further instructions from him. It was preceded by nothing, followed by nothing and told me in all seriousness. I left Immediately.” Sims referred to Benson as being '‘ln tensely anti-British,” and said Ais state, ments were repeated in substances on two occasions. Sims said when he met Benson In Paris six months later the admonitions were repeated in substance and a third time the same thing happened in London. “I regarded this as a personal prejudice on the part of Admiral Benson.” STMS REPEATS ALLEGED INSTRUCTIONS. The instructions Sims alleges Benson gave him were: “Don’t let the British pull the wool over your eyes. It is none of onr busi ness pulling their chestnuts out of the fire. We would as soon fight the British as the Germans.” “I have always considered Benson per fectly honest, fair and square and a high minded gentleman.” Sims said. “But any man who Is Intensely anti-British or anti-French will always be held by those sentiments.” Senator Pittman, democrat, pointed out that the Incident occurred before the United States declared war. “But I was being sent over because we were going into the war. I knew ’ It perfectly well,” Sims said. “No one else knew It.” Pittman ob served sarcastically. “'Tour pre-knowledge was perfectly re markable.” Senator Pittman attempted to show Sims had given to the press his letter of Jan. 7, which contained the sensation al charges against the navy department "You're trying to show I fixed this thing.” Sims told Pittman. “I'm no.spring chicken in this business and I’m not put ting my head into a noose unnecessar ily.” Sims admitted that contents of his let ter might hgve leaked through the navy department hot denied any connection with the alleged leak. “Don’t you think it was improper to disclose sacred secrets as you did In your letter?” Pittman asked. “Not when the Interest of our country Is at stake,” sims retorted hotly. BRINGS APPLACSE FROM CROWD. ’We naval officers made up our minds on one thing—that we would never go Into another war like we went into this.” The crowd broke into applause at this. Evidence was Introduced by Pittman designed to show Sims favored using “a good portion” of American drafted men as shipyard laborers, opposed creation of a separate American army in France and urged that American naval forces be considered only a “branch of the British gf&lid fleet.” He offered doc uments in support of his points. One linked Walter H. Page, now dead, but at that time ambassador in London, with a movement opposing an American array and favoring brigading of Amerieahs with British and French forces. Pitt man declared this was British ’propa ganda” aimed at Pershing and a separate American army. Pittsman read a mem orandum alleged to have been found in the personal files of Admiral Sims, un signed, which formulated a plan for fur (Continued on Page Two.) GERMAN PEACE UP IN CONGRESS Form of Resolution Subject of G. O. P. Conference. WASHINGTON, March 22 —The ques- ! tion of establishment of peace with Ger- • many was before congress today. Re publican leaders weee in conference in an effort to agree to the form of a resolution which would declare an end to the state of war with Germany. The Knox resolution has precedence In the senate and It Is possible this matter will be taken up today. In the house of representatives Tinkhara of Massachusetts has introduced a resolu tlno providing for ending the technical state of wßr, and Britten of Illinois ! today was to offer a similar bill. The J Britten bill provides for the creation of a European trade council, consisting or ; the president and the secretaries of com- j merce, labor, treasury and state depart- : ment to work out and report to con- 1 gress a plan for securing the resumption of commercial intercourse with European nations. Some efforts were being made in the senate to bring a vote on a motion to reconsider the vote by which the peace treaty was rejected, but it was extremely doubtfnl whether this would meet with any degree of success. The whltehouse still maintained sil ence concerning the president's plans for the future of the treaty, but a statement was expected before ihe end of the week. Republican National Chairman Will H. Hay-* conferred this afternoon with Sen ator Lodge and other republican leaders of congress. It was understood his mis sion was with regard to proposed legis lation re-establishing peace with Ger many. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Claes Matter, July 25, 191*, at Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Fostofflce, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. Boston Labor Men to Shun New Party BOSTON. March 22.—The Boston Cen tral Labor Union was on record today as opposed to the plan to affiliate with the proposed national labor political party. The vote was 51 to 20. Supreme Court Will Recess Two Weeks WASHINGTON, March 22.—The su preme court announced today It would recess after conclusion of hearings on the liquor cases, set for next Monday, until Monday, April 12. U. S. Navy Budget Exceeds England’s WASHINGTON, March 22.—The pro posed expenditures ror the naval estab lishment of the United States during 1920 exceeds that of Great Britain by SIBO,- 000.000 at present exchange rates, Re publican Leader Mondell declared in the house today. Fire at Lambs Club Routs 100 Actors NEW YORK. March 22.—One hundred actors were forced to flee to the street in pajamas early today, when fire was discovered in the Lambs club on West Forty-fourth street just off Broadway. A few Lambs, who had not gone to bed. extinguished the flames before firemen arrived. Here’s First Snake Story of Spring Snakes! They’re out already—rattlers, at that. Lee H. Geisendorff. R. R. C. 133, south west of the city, takes the prize. He claims he killed one eighteen inches long yesterday. It shook its pealless rat tles at him when he rolled over a log. Admits it’s early for snakes. Bolivia Apologizes for Insulting Peru BUENOS AIRES, March 22—The Bolivian charge d'affaires at Lima has visited Chancellor Porras and expressed in the name of his government regret for the manifestations against Peruvians in Bolivia, according to a dispatch to La Naclon from Lima. The charge said the Bolivian government would puuish the authors of the demonstration-. Refuses to Dissolve Ship Injunction WASHINGTON, March 22.—Motion of counsel for the dissolution of the injunc tion proceedings brought by * William Randolph rst to prevent the sale of twenty-nine f*,-"sr Geerman ships was overruled today y Justice Bailey in the supreme court of the District of Co lumbia. A motion to dismiss the case was taken under advisement. Plans Being Shaped to Welcome Legion Plans are being made today for the mass meeting to be held next Monday night at Tomlinson hall to officially wel come the American Legion, its national officers and 'headquarters employes to Indianapolis. Tickets may be issued for the meeting because of indications that a great crowd j will attend, but no charge will be made, 1 according to James H. Lowry, director of arrangements. Guaranties Up First Under Nev Rail Law WASHINGTON, March 22.—Railroad managers and attorneys from all parts of ! the country came here today to attend i the first hearing of the interstate com- : merce commission under the Esch-Cum- 1 rains transportation act. The commission was to hear arguments on the question of whether the railroads of the country should be considered as a whole or In groups in applying Sec tion 422 of the law, under which the gov ernment guarantees a return of 5% per cent on the value of the roads. Fire on North Side Does $2,000 Damage Fire which started in the home of Wit- I liara Small, 1169 West Twenty-eighth street, from a defective flue, today caused a loss of $2,000. The tire spread to the home of Frank i Nelglinger, 1165 West Twenty-eighth street, which was damaged sl.ofO. The fire also caused damage amounting to i S2OO to the home of J. C. Russell. 1173 ! West Twenty-eighth street, and SIOO to j the home of E. C. Sprague, 1161 West Twenty-eighth street. Plane Carries Two to Death in Nebraska GRAND ISLAND, Neb., March 22.—A passenger named Swanson was instantly killed and Pilot Frank Button fatally injured late Sunday when an airplane in which they were making exhibition flights before a crowd of 500 persons took a tail spin and crashed several hun dred feet to the ground. Swanson, before the ascent, had re marked to Button that as a passenger in his first air ride, he wanted everything in the way of variety his pilot could pro vide and the latter Is supposed to have attempted to satisfy him. Button had recently served as a lieu tenant In the army aviation service. Rolling in From Florida HOOSIERS END SEASON OF WINTER VACATION MIGRATORY Hoosiers are follow ing the birds back from Flor ida and other semi-tropical winter resorts, glad to get back for the balmy spring weather of the north. Requests for Pullman accommo dations have piled up on ralroad of fices, says J. J. Held, Pullman agent here. “We’ve already seen the first home bound people from Florida, and we are now doing everything we can to take care of the exodus." Mr. Held explained that the sea son for the return of Florida so journers differs according to ge ographical location*, east-coast folk Jhibmtm Sail® Uimts CAR COMPANY ASKS TO BASE FARE ON COSTS •k - - Plan Tried in Cleveland and Elsewhere Laid Before Board of Works. ‘MORE REVENUE NEED’ The cost-of-service plan, of regu lating street car fares in Indianapolis is before the city administration to day. The proposed plan, which has been adopted in some other cities, was dis cussed before the board of public works and was taken under consid eration by the board. Dr. Henry Jameson, chairman of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Street Railway Company, was present at the board of works meeting, and ex plained and answered questions concern ing the proposed plan. Under the cost-of-service plan, Dr. Jameson explained, street ear fares are regulated by public bodies on the basis of revenue obtained by the company and the cost of operation, allowing a stable margin of profit to the company. If the traffic brings the company an exceptional margin of profit the street car fare would be reduced. If the re turn is small the t fare would be in creased. NEW CARS BEGIN ARRIVING IN CITY'. The first of twenty-five new street cars purchased by the city arrived today from Cincinnati. The cars will arrive at about five each week. These, In ad dition to the ten remodeled cars now on hand, will greatly relieve th" car short age, officials say. The new car Is longe* and wider than those now In use and has a much greater capacity, according to Dr. Jameson. < According to Dr. Jameson the street railway company is in such a financial condition that it is impossible to make improvements ordered by the city until an Increase in revenue Is forthcoming. It was suggested that members of the board of works and other city officials confer with the public service commission in an effort to have the cost-of-service plan, or one similar, adopted, so that funds can be raised for street railway improvements. PLAN IN OPERATION IN OTHER CITIES. The cost-of-service plan is now In operation in Cleveland, 0., and several other cities, according to Dr. Jameson. if the system Is adopted here it will ♦mable the street railway company to fW'at loans for extensive Improvements, according to Dr. Jameson. At present there is no market for bonds of the com pany and It is said to be impossible for it to raise funds through loans. How ever, with an assured revenue equal to the cost of operation, it is believed that there would be little trouble In raising money through the sale of bonds or loans. Dr. Jameson said today that Improve ments and extensions estimated nt a mil.ion dollars are needed hers tohandle tb e present street car tm'4c and that the street railway company could easily spend 52.000.000 in improvements. COMPANY - “BARELY BREAKING ZVEN.” He also said that the company was j barely "breaking even” under the pres ! ent 5-cent fare. “XVo are not endeavoring to say what the city should or should not do in re gard to this proposition,” said Dr. Jame son, in discussing the situation today. “It is Imperative, however, that some plan be adopted that will enable our company to obtain revenue with which to make ordered Improvements for the ben efit of the city. The street railway com pany stands ready and eager at all ttmes to co-operate with city officials In every way possible, and It la our desire to make arrangements that will adequately care j for traffic conditions here. At present we are unable to sell bonds or to Coat extensive loans, and It Is up to the city to make some arrangements to relieve this condition. I understand that the I cost at service pian has been under con sideration of the mayor and other city officials for some time.” INSIST ON TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS, Mark If. Miller of the 'board of works said today that the board Is Insisting that the street car company order at once such additional material as will be needed to take care of the traffic here next winter in order t<* avoid the deplor able street car conditions of the past year. “We appreciate the fact that the street rllway company was unable to give bet ter service this winter due to an inability to get deliveries on cars, ordered,” said Mr. Miller, “and it is our desire to have the company order such cars as will be needed so that the equipment may be on hand by next fall and thus avoid the usual congestion and delay of traffic. Among the improvements now contem plated by the street railway are exten sions of the Illinois street line, and with the addition of new cars nn<t improve ments at the power house. The estab lishment of a system of substations for the purpose of transforming high tension power is also under consideration. Dr. .Temeson explained that such improve ments are necessary on account of the weakened electric power now noted on outlying linos. Senate Asks Wilson for Data on Island WASHINGTON, March 22—The sen ate today unanimously adopted a resolu tion calling upon the president to stute if the Island of Yap has been ceded to Japan by the allies, as reported, and if so, what action the United States has taken regarding It. The resolution was introduced by Senator Lodge, republican, of Massach usetts. usually coming back earlier than west-coasters. Those seeking short vacations are usually colonized on the east coast. When the first robins came home that wag the cue for many of the tourists, and now, with the spring breezes blowing, those who have “taken in” the balmy Florida zephyrs during the zero weather here, have felt urge to return home. Letters are being exchanged, tele grams are being rushed northward and every train brings back scores of travelers. "We’ll get ’em all back home as fast as we can bring ’em,” Mr. Held said cheerfully. INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, MARCH 22, 1920. Septuplets Born to Mexican Woman MONTEZUMA, Mexico, March 22. — Septuplets were born today to the wife of Jesus Lopez, a private in tha Mexican army. The arrivals are three girls and four boys, weighing about two pounds afffece, and each perfectly de veloped in every respect. It Is be lieved here this blow at race suicide Is unprecedented in any country. After he became a seven-fold papa, Jesus was given the privilege by the military commander to “paint the town red and go as far its he liked.” He is doing go at the present writing and with a vengeance. The mother and children are re ported as doing splendidly. JUDGE HOLDS FOOD WEIGHT LAW INVALID Leroy Keach and Twenly-Four Other Commission Men Win Court Fight. Holding as unconstitutional and In valid an act of the 1917 Indiana state leg islature providing for the sale of certain foodstuffs by weight. Judge James Collins of the criminal court today dis charged Leroy Keach and twenty-four other commission men on indictments charging the violation of this act. Judge Collins sustained the motions of the twenty-five defendants to quash the indictments and the commission men were so discharged from further prose cution. Counsel for the defense maintained that the 1917 act of the legislature was in valid because it violated the fourteenth amendment of the federal constitution as well as the twenty-third section of the bill of rights of the constitution. Others besides Keach, who were dis charged from prosecution, are as fol lows: Henry Flngerly, William E. Clements, Walter C- Katterhenry, Thomas ‘A. Beeler, Henry Gllck. Isadora Gllck, Aaron Gllck. Carl Heckman, Fred Min ger, Carl Mlnger, John Blum berg, Dan iel Ellwanger, George Hltz, Benjamin F Hltz, James Schuster, Louie Tilllton, Charles W. Davidson, .Frank L. Hart sock, Edwin F. Hhldeler. Berg King. William H. Roberts, Ed J. Arszman and Michael A. Guiiiano. The Indictments were returned last fall by the Marion county grand jury fol lowing the return of many lr alleging the violation of the state cold storage law. Those Indictments were also dismissed on the grounds that fed eral regulation during the war super seded the state laws. Tb*. cases were prepared by Prosecutor Claris Adams. HANGS SELF IN SISTER’S CLUB Miss Ella Maude Spencer Twists Towel on Throat. Using a towel as a noose, Mias Elia Maude Spencer, 52, committed suicide yesterday noon at the Grace Spencer club, conducted by her slater, at 200 East North street. Belated detail* of the suicide were given Coroner Paul F. Robinson today when he made Inquiry Into the death. Efforts were mad to conceal the fact*. Mias Spencer had suffered a breakdown. At noon she told her sla ter, Laura Grace Spencer, that she was not feeling well. She disappeared In the house. Mias Grace Spenrvr was shocked to find her Bister's limp form hanging from a hook behind a pantry door with a twist ed towel around her; throat. Dr. W. R. Stewart was summoned. He worked for some time over the body In an effort to restore life. Miss Spencer had been employed for many yeara In the filing department of the American Hominy Company offices. According to Coroner Robinson, Dr. Stewart did not report the death to him, claiming he did not know such cases should be called to his attention. Miss Grace Spencer said earlier In the day that her sister died from apoplexy. The dead woman was a member of the 1 Central Christian church. Brief funeral services were to be held this afternoon and the body wag to be removed to Ham ilton, 0., tomorrow for burial. alias Grace Spencdr, the s'ater, for a number of years was secretary of the Young Woman's Christian Association here. Besides her sister Miss Ella Maude | Spencer leaves three brothers, Herbert, Charles and Raymond, of Indianapolis. F. S. HAMMEL’S DEATH PROBED Salesman Taken Suddenly 111 After Eating. Investigation today Is being made by Coroner Robinson to determine the cßuse of the death of Frank 8. namrael, 58, of 2350 Central avenue. Mr. Hamiuel be came 111 after eating Friday and died Sat urday. Mrs. Charles L. Morris of New York, a daughter, who has been visiting her par ents, believes Mr. Hammel was poisoned by canned salmon. She ate aome of the salmon and herself became slightly 111. Mr. and Mrs. Hammel return/d fdrom Florida Friday morning, where Mrs. Hammel had gone for her health during j the winter. Mrs. Morris prepared tin.! meal and claims her father ate a quan- ] tlty of the salmon, which was In the j house. Mr. Hammel had been in tbe I habit of buying canned goods In large quantities, she said. For many years Mr. Hammel had been in tbe chinaware business in Greenfield. After coming to Indianapolis he waa a salesman for Kipp Bros. Funeral services will be held from ttao family residence at 1:30 tomorrow. Bur ial will be In Greenfield. Hardwood Lumber 400 PerjCent Higher CHICAGO, March 22. —TTnrifwood lum ber has Increased In price 300 to 400 per cent in eighteen months, It waa disclosed here by government officials today fol lowing tbe Issuance of a federal Injunc tion against alleged price fixing activities of the American Hardwood Manufac turers' association, Memphis, Tenn. More than 300 members of the associ ation are named In the writ, which charges that a co-operative plan con ducted by the association stifles compe tition and booata prlcea of hardwooda. DAILEY, SILENT, HELD TO BE IN SENATE FIGHT Hoosier Democrats Talking of Man Who Led Prosecution of Newberry. THREE OTHERS IN LIST When the democratic state committee j meets in Indianapolis next Saturday to j select, a candidate for United States senator, severul candidates will be con sidered. Tlie failure of republicans in the United States senate to settle the peace treaty question, u possible republican split, over Gen. Leonard Wood and the general situation have brought forth severul democratic candidates. Frank C. Dailey, who prosecuted Sen ator Truman li. Newberry and others who -were convicted of political fraud in federal court at Grand ltapids, Mich., | Saturday, is today regarded as a prob ! able candidate for the nomination. DAILEY'S SILENCE VIEWED AS CONSENT. Mr. Dailey, who returned to Indian apolis today, refused to say whether or not he would accept the pluc# if It were tendered him. Heretofore he has nlwnys said point blank that he was not a candidate for any political office. His silence today In response to Inquiries from several demo crate led them to believe that he would accept the nomination. Mr. Dailey was at his office'ln the law firm of Miller, Dailey A Thompson, 1351 Lemcke annex, today, but plans to leave tomorrow for French Lick Springs or Washington, I). C., with Mrs. Dailey for a short rest. The Newberry trial,, one of the longest In the history of federal courts, beginning Jan. 25 and ending Saturday, left Mr. Dailey pretty well worn. A statement was Issued from Wash ington, D. C., by Edward G. Hoffman of l Ft. Wayne, secretary of the democratic j national committee, on Satutday, tn which he stated that he hoped Mr. Dailey would be available as a candidate now that he had finished the election prosecu- I tlori. JOHN C. KINDER OPENS IfEADQtAKTEItg HKKK. John C. Snyder of Craw ford sv Ule, who i lias announced his candidacy for the sen utortal nomination, has established head j quarters at the Denison hotel. Room 13M, lend today was busy completing arrange-, j ment for the campaign. Mr. Synder explained that he is a dyed- I in-the-wool Jeffersonian democrat, loyal supporter of the present democratic j administration. For fourteen years Mr. ijnyder ha* been supreme scribe or secretary of the tribe of Ben-Hur of Crawfordsvllle IU i* an ex-pre*ldent of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce and a present member of the executive committee o| j that organization. Mr. Snyder was bArn Ang. 7, 1866, on a farm near Middletown, 0.. in Butter connty, and at the age of ymrs moved with his parenta to Crawfordsvlll*. | where he spent bis boyhood days After several years' business experience In 1 Kansas City and Chicago, he again took up hi* residence in Crawfordavllle, where he baa resided continuously for twenty two years. .SHIVELY' AND H OOLLEN lIOOSTr.D. A club has been formed In Marlon to boost Bernard B. Shively for the poet tion. The club is urging Mr. Shively to become a formal candidate. Many Indianapolis democrats are strongly urging Evans Woollen, president of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Com pany, to become a candidate for the nom ination. M’NULTY MUST SERVE 90 DAYS Loses Appeal in Booze Case and Is Sentenced. Efforts of Chariot O. McNulty, formerly of the Bull and Bear bar in the Board of Trade building, to escape serving ninety days on the Indiana state farm, and pay ing a fine S3OO on conviction of operst | ing a blind tiger, have failed so far. McNulty ws formally sentenced today in the criminal court after the aupremo court had upheld the decision of the criminal court. McNulty today was placed in the cus tody of the sheriff to begin serving hi* sentence. Last week a frantic effort Was made In McNulty's behalf to Influence the state hoard of pardons to parole or par don McNulty before he had served n day of the sentence. Joseph Marshall, who Is attending Cul ver Military Academy, was discharged by Judge Collins on a charge of attempted criminal assault. Marshall claimed that he walked in his sleep and entered the bedchamber of a woman neighbor. The case was heard during the Christmas hol idays. He has been attending school. Government Begins Probe of Movies CHICAGO, March 22.—Federal Investi gation of movie theaters was begun here today. It was declared that the govern ment has been defrauded of thousands of dollars by theaters which (ailed to turn in the 10 per cent war tax on admis sions. Two Ocean Tankers Towed Into Port MOBILE, Ala., March 22 —The grounded oil tanker Georgia, belonging to the Texas company and the Canadian tanker G. R. Crow picked up at sea by a Brit ish steamer, have been towed Into port. The Georgia was ashore several days off Mobile bar and part of her cargo was pumped Into the bay. State Draft Record Praised by Crowder Adjt. Gen. Harry B. Smith tod)# re ceived the final report of Maj. Gen. E. H. Crowder, provost marshal general In the selective draft period. In which the work of Jesse Eshbach, first draft executive officer for Indiana, and Maj. Robert Raltzelt, who succeeded Mr. Eshbach as draft officer, is. commended. The re port also commends the administration of Gen. Smith. Rob ‘First National’ AKRON, 0., March 22.—Tbe oldest hank In the world Is no longer safe. Mrs. Fannie Sheridan was knocked down and relieved of S6O hidden in hen* stocking by two highwaymen last night. Ci.kn— ) By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rates, j Elßewher<!| 12c By Map, 50c Per Month, Indianapolis Girl Is Presented to King and Queen of England MISS KATHARINE LEWIS WATSON. A 17-year-oid Indianapolis girl—Miss Katharine Lewis Watson—is one of the official family of the American embassy in London. Miss Watson, whose uncle, John W. Davis, Is American ambassador to Great Britain. Is spending a year at the em bassy, where ahe has mingled with dis tinguished diplomats and English nobil ity. She has been presented to King George and Queen Mary, the Prince of Wales and manv others noted in foreign society and official life. Suffragists Hope to. Win Twin Victories as Legislatures Meet OLYMPIA, Wash., March 22. —“We hope to have twin victories,” suf frage leaders here declared today In commenting on the prospects for ratification of the federal suffrage amendment by the Washington and Delaware legislatures. ITS ALL RIGHT TO BEAT UR ON WIFE But You Have to Have Good Cause to Get By. la a man ever Justified In choking and beating his wife? Judge Pritchard in city court today an swered the question affirmatively by dis missing chnrgog of assault *nd battery aralnst Howard Hudson, 1102 Linden street. Mrs. TTudson said her husband attacked her, displayed the Imprint of finger marks on her neck and Said that her dress was torn. Carl Parrish, a roomer, caused the trouble, according to the evidence given in court. Hudson, who was supposed to be at work, returned and slipped In a window of his home. The conversation he heard between his wife and Parish enraged him. he said, although no questionable act was charged against her. He broke into the room and Parrish broke for the door. For remarks he was alleged to have uttered as he left the house. Tarrlsh was fined $1 and costs. Judge Pritchard, however, declared Hudson was Justified in resenting the remarks made by his wife, and dismissed charges against him. D’ANNUNZIO FOR FIUME REPUBLIC Proclamation by Poet-AdYen turer Forecast at Rome. LONDON, March 22.—1 tis rumored in Rome that Gabrlelle d’Annunzio pro poses to proclaim a republic at Ffitime. said an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from the Italian capital today. Farmer of 68 Kills Woman and Himself BARRF3, Vt., March 22.—Hoyt Gallup, | 68, farmer of riainfleld, shot and killed Mrs. E. N. Fenwick, 61, widow, heer to day. Gallup then took-his own life. He is said to have become angry because the woman would not marry him. Young Women Urged to Go Back to Land CHICAGO, March 22.—Desk Jobs for women were handed a jolt today at a conference of the midwest branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden as sociation. Delegates termed office work for women as deadly and urged women to join in a ‘T>aok to the land” move meht. The slogan, “Go west, young woman, go west,” was adopted. j &THE WFATHER, ■ MN iwa I, .1,, - Local Forecast—Fair and warmer Tues day; increasing cloudiness, probably rain at night. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 40 7 a. m 41 8 a. 43 9 a. m 50 10 a. m 53 11 a. m 56 12 (noon) 61 1 p. m 63 2 p. m 65 One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 88; lowest, 34. Additional weather reports on pace J.O. A dispatch to a New York newspaper describes Miss Watson as a beautiful, accomplished and interesting American girl, who has been entirely unaffected by her position. She graduated from Tudor Hall last June. She will remain a year at the embassy, returning to America probably the summer, when she will go to an eastern school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philemon Watson, 1142 North Delaware street. ' Both bodies were to convene in special session today. Ratification by both states will make the necessary thirty-six states indorsing tbe amendment and giv ing the right to vote to all women of the nation. DELAW ARE TO PLAN COURSE AT CAUCUS DOVER, Dei.. March 22.—The date for I taking up the question of ratification of i the federal suffrage amendment will be fixed ala joint legislative caucus to i night. The legislature met today to act on the suffrage question and the school 1 code. The latter will be considered first, j The ’opponents of suffrage arc expected ! to arrange a trade, offering their snp . pert of the school code in return for op i position to the federal amendment, j Until the last few days suffrage advo ' cates apparently had a safe majority, but the opposition has been gaining strength i and political observer* look for a long | fight, with the result doubtfuL URGES REPEAL OF LEVER ACT Senator Gore for ‘Clean Up’ on War Legislation. WASHINGTON, March 22.-A Joint resolution repealing the Lever act wa* introduced in the senate this afternoon by Senator Gore of Oklahoma. "The Lever act is a war measure." Senator Gore said. “I think It Is timo to start cleaning up on all war legisla tion. The bill was referred to the senate committee on agriculture. Roper Denies He’s to Manage McAdoo CHICAGO, March 22.—Daniel C. Roper, federal commissioner of internal revenue, denied today that his resignation from that office, recently announced, was to enable him to take charge of William G. MoAdoo’s presidential campaign. He said he was quitting to enter business. Indiana Garage Fire Destroys 30 Autos DANVILLE, 111., March 22.—More than thirty automobiles were destroyed and the town threatened when the Clow Ga rage at West Lebanon, Ind., fourteen miles northeast of Danville, was de stroyed by fire early today. The loss Is estimated at $60,000. Dividends of 1913 Taxable Incomes WASHINGTON, March 22.—The su preme court today upheld the contention of the government that dividends received , In 1913 or thereafter, but paid out of profits accruing prior to 1913, constitute taxable-income under the 1913 income tax law. The suit was brought by the Union Pacific Coal Company to recover taxes paid under protest. Bolshevism Infects Jap Army in Siberia LONDON, March 22.—1 t, Is understood that six regiments of Japanese troops will be called home from Siberia because of their Infection with bolshevik ten dencies, said a Reuter dispatch from Pekin today. It added that soldiers were Involved in the recent “social upheaval" chat caused the downfall of the Han cabinet at TolsW. Home EDITION TWO CENTS. COAL MEN FEAR VOLCANO HIDES IN INDICTMENT ■ ■— Arrests of Operators Held to Be Forerunner of Re vision of Business. MANY ISSUES INVOLVED BULLETIN. TERRE HAUTE, Ind,, March 22. —Attorneys for the Indiana district of the United Mine Workers America this after noon received a list of the miners’ officials here wanted by the fed eral government on an indictment returned by ’the federal grand jury charging 125 miners and operators with violation of the Lever law. The list includes Edward Stewart, district president of the union; W. H. Raney, district vice president, and William Mitch, secretary. Others named in the list were Harry Sutch of Shelburn, Eugene Hall of Jasonville; Charles Stet inger of Winslow, John Hessler of Terre Haute, formerly a mem ber of the executive board of the United Mine Workers, and Harry Lentz of Evansville. With more arrests of coal opera tors and miners imminent and a gen eral revision of the entire industry throughout the country theatened, Indiana coal men today be&an to real ize the true significance of the federal indictment returned against 125 operators and miners ten days ago. The arrest of five operators Saturday and the announcement that more arrests will follow Immediately has put high of ficials in the industry on the qui five. At the state’s various coal centers the predominant conversation is based cn the indictment and the possibility of what the immediate future will bring forth. The fact that only meager information as to the charges against indicted is available has added to the concern of those thought to be included under the charges and it is the prevalent opinion that if the prosecution of the case proves successful it will cause a general revision of the entire coal industry in the United State*. REPORTED ISSUES IN INDICTMENT. The belief of leading operators and union mine officials is that charges in the indict ment returned were based on the joint wage scale conference between miner* and operators held in Buffalo Sept. 25, 19X9: the pubUeation of price quotation* and the exchange of data concerning cost, extension and methods of production; the check-off system of paying miner*’ due* from wages: the system of making, con tracts on estimate* of production, and the general negotiations between operator* and miners on the conduct of the coal in dustry. When the special grand Jury to fnve*- . tlgate the coal situation first went Into session the fact was taken lightly by coal men. At that time it'waa generally believed that no Indictments would be returned. This opinion was strengthened by the belief that practically the same evidence on which the present indictment is based waa presented to L. Ert Slack i in 1917. when Mr. Slack was district at torney, and that no action on it was forthcoming. FIRST REGARDED AS A BLFFF. The coal investigation was started fa the heat of the miners' strike of last year government officials were striving to bring abont a settlement bi face of an apparent deadlock between operators and miners. It was thought at the time that ; the investigation w*s galled more or less as a blnff to hasten a settlement and , that It would be held as a club over the heads of coal men until a satisfactory settlement of the strike was made. The fact that tbe Investigation was'started during injunction cases against miners strengthened this belief. Even after the strike situation was partially relieved under the functioning of the national coal commission little serious thought was given to the prog ress of the coal jury and it was thonght that the entire Investigation would end without serious charges being returned. The grand jury report of 125 men in dicted was mode at the same time the coal commission submitted its report to the government at Washington. The con troversy that immediately followed this report and the delay in making arreets brought a faint hope that there was still a chance that the government would drop proceedings in case a satisfactory (.Continued on Page Twe.) U.S. TO INSIST - ON TURK DOOM Stands Up for Russ and Ar menians in Allied Reply. WASHINGTON, March 22.—The United States will Insist upon full protection for the rights of Russia and Armenia In connection with the settlement of the Turkish question. It was learned npon excellent authority today. This govern ment has expressed its reply to the pro posed Turkish settlement, forwarded hero by the French premier, and the reply J Insists upon no action being taken which j may hamper the future of Russia, anal it also insists upon large concessionsJ to Armenia. 1 The United States will declare that! there Is no sound reason for allow!:; the Turk to remain In Europe and will refnse to accept the plea of Mohammel dans that such Is necessary. M This government will express Its **keeH interest" In Armenia, will urge that tion be given as much territory as 11 can take care of and that It be glveill territory bounded by the sea. J No provision as to tbe future gov- ' ernment of Turkey will be acceptable to this nation. Duchess Wins Suit LONDON, March t2.—The Duchess of Marlborough, who was Consuelo Vander bilt of New York, today was grnnted a decree restoring her conjugal rlgbta. The decree Is effective In fourteen days. The duke did not contest the court action, which was believed preliminary to an ap tton tat oMnpkita divorce.