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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;
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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
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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.

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