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Tonight and Saturday, fair, continued cool; frost tonight. VOL. XXXII. CHICAGO BATTLEFIELD IN EFFORT TO BREAK ‘REBEL’ RAIL STRIKE Train Service Seriously Crippled With Insur gent Walkouts at 26 Cities and Others Threatening. STRIKE SITUATION AT A GLANCE CHICAGO —From 8,000 to 25,000 switchmen, yardmen, engineers and •Bremen on strike, the number varying according to rival claims of both sides; freight traffic 30 to 40 per cent normal, according to railroads, but completely tied up according to strikers; stockyards practically shut down, with 40,000 men idle; many lines of industry affected. NEW ORLEANS AND TULSA, OKLA.— Freight embargo declared. FT. WAYNE, IND. —3,000 railroad shopmen returned to work, win ning a wage increase, but losing their fight for a closed shop. This de cision is regarded as important, as there has been much strike agita tion among the 400.000 railroad shopmen of the country. GARY, IND.— 4OO switchmen and yardmen out; 12.000 men thrown out of work in steel mills, which are gradually closing down. LOUISVILLE, KY„ FT. WORTH, TEX., AND ST. JOSEPH, MO.— The men voted not to strike. NEW YORK CITY— I,OOO switchmen out; Jersey City freight yards completely tied up. KANSAS CITY— SOO switchmen and yardmen out; many industries affected. ST. LOUIS —4.200 to 10,000 switchmen and yardmen on strike, freight tied up; stock yards badly hit. BUFFALO— From 1,500 to 2,700 men on strike; .freight embargo imposed. LOS ANGELES— I,2OO men on transcontinental lines striking. TOLEDO —600 switchmen out; complete freight tie-up threatened. DETROIT— I,SOO men out; complete freight tie-up expected. PITTSBURG —500 switchmen and yardmen out. SALT LAKE CITY— 2IS on strike. SAGINAW, MICH. —200 switchmen out. OGDEN, UTAH —200 switchmen and yardmen out. SYRACUSE, N. Y— 2so men out MEMPHIS —500 yardmen vote to strike today. ROSEDALE. KAS. —Fifty switchmen out: Gov. Allen declares that industrial court law- will be invoked against them. BEAVER, PA. —500 switchmen and yardmen out. COLTON, CAL. —Fifty switchmen out on strike. ELMIRA, N. Y.— loo men on strike. SAN FRANCISCO —Many switchmen out; other strikes starting at Bakersfield. Fresno. Oakland and Mojave: perishable freight and live- embargo declared. KANKAKEE, JOLIET, EAST ST. LOUIS. CENTRALIA. CHAM PAGNE, UREANA, DECATUR and SPRINGFIELD, ILL.— SOO switch men and yardmen on strike. AT CLEVLAND AND DENVER —The men are voting whether to strike or remain at work. OMAHA —1,500 switchmen and yardmen met, but reached no definite decision. COUNCIL BLUFFS— I.SOO declared themselves as being in sympa thy with the strike and hold themselves ready for a strike call. CHICAGO, April 9. —A nation-wide railroad strike developed from a threat into a fact today. Despite reassuring reports from railroad officials and the heads of the brotherhoods that normal conditions are gradually being restored here, reports poured into Chicago almost hourly of new additions to the strike in other cities, and, with twenty-six cities already affected, the trouble assumed national proportions. Realizing that Chicago i? the heart of< t.he trouble, the railroad and brother hiod beads are concentrating every ef fort to break the ba<’k of the strike here, feeling that If this can be accomplished the strikes in 'other cities will rapidly subside SERVICE CRIPPLED C. S. In the meantime. however, railroad service throughont the country has been seriously crippled with a consequent <e rlous effect on industry generally and in some quarters wonderment is expressed that the government does not take speedy md drastic steps to crush it. “That’s great stuff." was the com ment of "Big MO** Harwood, head of the I. W. TV., when told of the prog ress of the strike. “The boys will keep it up until they get the country. “My hope is that the strike will put Chicago out of business." Thus far the only governmental action has been a proposal by President TViisou to appoint a wage hoard to settle the walkout —the suggestiou sneered at by the strikers —and the sending to Chicago of G. W. W. Hanger of the board of mediation and conciliation, wbo came here merely to make a survey of the situ- Hatien and witboutsauthorization to offer government mediation. His lark of mediation powers, it was explained, was due to the tact that the government does not intend to recngniz.o the “outlaw” unions to that extent. MANAGERS SAY SITUATION CLEARING. A bulletin issued by the General Man agers’ association, composed of all mil roads entering Chicago. read as follows: “The strike in Chicago shows further improvement. “Passenger trains on all roads arc running according to schedule and an in crease is shown in the number of switch ing crews working. “On none of the roads has there been a decrease. “The labor brotherhoods continue to bring in members of their organisation from outside places to fill the places of strikers, arid there is good reason lo be lieve that conditions in the Chicago dls- will continue to improve /apldly the next few days. “Reports have been received that, small numbers of men have gone out at various points outside Chicago, but the reports also contain the information in the cases that the labor brotherhoods have the out side situation well in hand, and that business Is moving about us usual.” CN'IOXS CLAIM STRIKE ON WANE. The latest bulletin from the district chairmen of the railroad brotherhoods, which arc fighting for their very existence In their attempt to smash the strike, de dares that “there has !>eeii a noticeable, though slow, improvement" In the situa tion here, and continues: “Men drifted back to work in groups Thursday and conditions iu the district appear to he well la band. “On most of the lines more switching crews were working Thursday than at any time since Sur.d.iy. “In nearly every yard freight is niov- j ing, apparently at least -TO per cent. "The strike is beginning to fade." These claims are met by loud guffaws • from the strikers. claim that not only have there •'eon no desertions from their ranks, hut that their nuuiiier is being augmented hourly by deserters from the brother hoods. They also deny that there is any move ment of freight in the yards. Appeals of the old union chiefs to In duce the strikers to return to work were fa Ule. A meeting at which Samuel E. Heber, (Continued on Pare Fifteen.! Published at Ind.anapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25, 1914, at Ind.. Daily Except Sunday. PoatofTloe, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1819. STRIKE TONIGHT EXPECTED HERE Indianapolis railroad switchmen expect to go on strike tonight. This information was uiren out this afternoon by members of the heal union preceding a meeting held in Machinists' ha", 57 South Delaware street. That local switchmen are dissatis fied with the present working scale was indicated by expressions of rep resentatives and officials of the union, as well as men from the rank and file of the organization. "Five dollars a day, working in ail kinds of weather, is not enough money for switchmen,” many of them declared. Officials at a meeting this morning said Indianapolis switchmen would be guided entlreiy by the disposition of the Chicago strike. Frank Alley, secretary-treasurer of division No. 11, said every effort !s being made to prevent men from leaving their jobs. "Stick to your Job,” lie said, is the word that is being passed on down ' the line t.o the men. While the local switchmen's union has been referred to as an “outlaw" or "insurgent" union, tile officials hold that its refusal to hack up the policy of fbc higher lodge Is Justi fied in view of the fact that the switchmen have not been given as square deal ns other branches of train service. A meeting of the switchmen will probably lie held at the Machinists’ hall at 8 o'clock, it was said, when a final vote is expected to tie taken before the "walkout.” Local switchmen insisted that “working conditions arc not favor able now with pressure of longer hours and inadequate pay." HURRY; SHE BEGS, ‘BODY IN CELLAR!’ "You’ll find the body in the cellar," she said nervously. Patrolman Asa Stonehouse gasped and got red around the neck. A murder, he thought. The unman begun to cry. It added to his belief that it was a coroner’s case. She led him down the steps Into the cellar. On went the lights. “There it is,” she sobbed. It was the body of her pet dog. “Lady. I’m not the dead animal man,” Stonehouse protested. "I know it. but I want you to take ‘Pet* to the backyard.” the woman answered. "Where's your husband?" he de manded. e. ‘Tpstairs reading.” she told him. "Lady, I'm sorry I'm not a dog undertaker.” said Stonehouse as he dragged himself up the stairs. It all happened In a home at Ken wood near Fortieth street. Stonehouse had answered a call from th“ house which demanded that a policeman be sent at once. Mary Pickford 111 I.OS ANGELES, April 9.—Mary Pick ford-Fair bunk a was under the • are of a physician at her home In Beverly Hills today ( following what was said to have been a nervous col lapse while working at her studio late yesterday. jttuiana Ilailn aimes CALL FRIEND OF SHERIFF IN JAIL INQUIRY Former Saloon Keeper, Who Was Favored Prisoner, Is Missing Anyway. POLITICIANS SMILING Republican politicians around the courthouse today smiled knowingly when they learned that Prosecutor (’laris Adams had summoned Charles O. Mc- Nulty. fornipr saloon keeper and a friend of the Goodrich-Jewett faction of which ' Sheriff Robert F. Miller is a member, to appear before the grand jury tomorrow I to testify in the jail probe. Adams Issued a summons for McNulty I to be brought from the state farm, where he was sentenced to three months on a charge of operating a blind tiger, but McNulty is not at the furra. The former saloon keeper is lu Mich igan. The board of pardons recom mended a parole after he had served but two weeks of bis senteuce, and Gov. Goodrich granted it. McNulty was in the county jail only a few days before lie was taken to the farm, and could not have been familiar with conditions at the jai!. PERSONALLY COXDI'fTEO TO FA KM BY SHERIFF. The former proprietor of the Bull and Bear saioon in the Board of Trade build ing was personally taken to the state farm by Sheriff Miller. It is unusual for the sheriff to take a inan to the state farm, and his action in this case was looked upon as a high •’favor.” McNulty, in presenting his case to the pardon board, declared that he did not purchase the whisky for sale, but to regale a bunch of members of the Marlon club, a republican organization. lie had been sentenced to serve ninety days on the penal farm nnd fined S2OO. Even before McNulty had served one dav on the farm an effort was made by politicians to have him released. Adams stated that he was unawsre that McNulty had been paroled. James Boner, former Evansville politi cian and one who had received favor* ,it the jail, has also appeared before the Marlon county grand Jury during the Jail probe. BONKR ONE OK FA\/>RKI> JAIL, INMATES!. The federal officers did not call Boner during the probe as he was described by other prisoners as being one <f the Jail inmates who were favored by lieing given work in the jaii kitchen. Among the federal piisouers who ap peared today before the county grand Jury were o. Stark, Walter Haag. H. M. Jackson. Ave Lamb. Louis Mlklos, C'lnr eme Wilhelm, Robert Brown, Morris Chase, Hurry Dirk. Lee Alinx. John Kislier and Leonard Gordon. Haag and lurk were the only prison ers of those examined today who testi fied before the federal court. Sympathy talk for Miller was going the rounds today after he was forced off the ticket by the republicans, who feared that be would lie too heavy a load to carry In the election. The feeling Is being created that Sheriff Affller has ‘‘bxsvi ptintshert enough." anti that he relied entirely upon bis deputies to carry out his Instruc- Hons. Toe Marion county grand Jury 1* ex peeted to continue several more days. JEWET TPRAISES NEW CAR PLANS Service-at-Cost to Benefit City and Company, He Says. Indianapolis will gain service improve ment and the Indianapolis Street Rail way Company will gain financial credit and standing through the operation of the propos' and service-lit cost plan. Mayor Jewett srid in a speech at the weekly membership luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce todav. The mayor °xp!elned (lie plan for creating a surplus or sinking fund, which may be drawn upon for extraordinary expenses, and the condition of which shall he used as a basts for determining the rate of fare to be charged. "It means better relationship between the company and the public and that the People shail have a voice In the opera tion of a utility which affects their lives very strongly,” said the mayor. Ity operation of the plan the company will provide service at cost, the cost to tip determined by the city and the com pany, plus a fair percentage of profit. When the cost of operation decreases and the surplus ftiud grows larger fures will lie automatically decreased u n stipulated sibling scale. Increased costs automatical:}* will cause Increased fares. The mayor expressed approval of the proposed added purse for the feature Vaco of the speedway program, which is to he raised by business men. and of the gala day plans fur the opening of the baseball season. TRIP GETS BEST OF JOHN D. <3R. Interchurch Fund Campaigner 111 on Reaching Chicago. CHICAGO, April 9. Because of an overtaxed throat and a general strain, the result of his labors In the Tnterchurch World Movement tour, John I>. Rocke feller Jr. placed himself under the care of a physician on his arrival in Chicago today and denied himself to all inter viewers. A personal representative of Mr. Rocke feller declared that Ills condition would be restored to normal soon, and that it would not interfere with a continuation of his work for the Interchurch Wofid Movement. KITCHIN STRICKEN ON HOUSE FLOOR Suffers Stroke of Paralysis After Peace Speech. WASHINGTON, April ‘J.—Representa tive Kitchin, North Carolina, suffered a itroke of paralysis Just after making an attack on the peace resolution in the house today. Representative Lnzaro, Louisiana, who is a physician, said. The left side of Kiteliin’s face and his right arm are partly paralyzed, Lnzaro stated. His speech also Is slightly im paired. Despite bis condition Kltcliln insisted be be allowed to appear on the Hour atid vflte against the peace resolution. KitcSiti is chairman of the ways and means .committee and democratic floor i ■lender Muring the last session of con gress. During the preseut session he has j shared the duties of floor leadership j with former Speaker Clark. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1920. Paper Famine Hits 40-Year-Old Daily SOUTH BEND, lud., April 9. The acute newsprint shortage has crippled the South Bend Tribune. For the first time in forty years the paper went to press yesterday with only four pages. It was necessary to eliminate all advertlslug. Small newspapers all over the state are hit hard by the paper shortage and many are reported to be on the verge of giving up. Owners of the smaller papers de clare that unless the large metropoli tan dallies conserve paper to the ut most the small papers will lie forced to die. Tbo Times, in sympathy with the plight of its brother publishers in tlie state and recognizing the seriousness of tlic paper situation, has been con serving to the utmost for months, having adopted the most compact makeup of any newspaper in the l nited States together with the policy of presenting all the news of the day In concise and yet complete manner. VETO OF PEACE CERTAIN, SAYS CHAMP CLARK Warns Republicans in Con gress Resolution May Act as Boomerang. WASHINGTON, April It President Wilson Is certain to veto the resolution declaring peace, which is expected to pns/i the bouse Ir.fe this afternoon, Champ Clark, democrath leader, de clared in today's debate on the measure “The resolution will never become ef fective and th“ republican* in trying to pass it are like the bull which tried to butt a railroad trnlu oT the track,'' Clark said. He expressed doubt that the resolu tion would receive am: Jority in the seuate. •‘lt is futile performance full of soiinw aral fury signifying nothing except - desperate and unavailing effort not to ‘meke peace’ but to make some ‘polttt cal capital' that I* apt to act a* >t boomerang." the democratic leader said. “Instead of making pence, It would lead us Into all sorts of International quagmires." All congress can do is to repeal the Far laws, which should be done at once. he said Bepres-uitatlve l-'ern* iOkla.i. chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee, indicate 1 that the president would soon resubmit the treaty to the senate. Representative Flood, Virginia, leading the tight against the resolution an nounced be -will seek to substitute for It a resolution which repeals the war laws, but makes no mention of declaring peace. Representative Madden. TlUnnis. repub■ lie an. declared accepting the peace treaty unsmsc.'ed would have made ft necessary to send American troops alt over rbo world at the orders of foreign powers. LUMBER MILLS TO CLOSE MAY 1 Lockout Answer to Workers’ Demands for Increase. CHICAGO. April 0. All lumber mills In Wisconsin. Michigan anil Minnesota, numbering approximately 2,000. will be closed down May 1. It was dts losed here today by I>. TV. Baird, president of the D. W. Itlrd Lumber Company. The shutdown will lie the answer of the lumber manufacturers to demand* by timber workers, who have been union (zed. for iim increase In pay to 75 cents an hour, Mr. Baird said. Such a lockout will mean tremendous curtailing of lumber production and that prices, which have already reached un precedented helgths. will soar still higher. HARDING OF OHIO TALKS AT MARION Tells Women Not to Form Party of Their Own. Special to The Times. MARION, Ind., April 9. —lndorsing suffrage and asking the women to iden tify themselves with the established po litical parties. Senator Warren G. Hard Ing of Ohio, republican candidate for the republican nomination for the prcd dency, talked before a large audience here last night. He told the women not to form a political party of their own. “The greatest, good for the country can be gained by the women If they line up with the old parties,” he said. Harding pointed out to farmers thnt the democratic administration restricted acreage during the war in the north, hut did not impose these restrictions on ‘he south. IRISH AMBUSH 3 BRITISH OFFICERS One Dead and Two Wounded in Nenagh Neighborhood. LONDON. April 9.—A British bicycle policeman was killed and two others were wounded, one fatally, when the trio were ambushed near Nenagh, Ireland, today. A now “cattle drive" was carried out at Killulagh. The Blackboy barracks have been burned. Four arrests were made. Man Held Here for Pennsylvania Police An officer from Washington, Fa., is en route to this city to take George Cravens, 212 North Rural street, to that city to answer the charge of stealing automobiles. Cravens was arrested Thursday night by Indinnapolls detectives and is be ing held on fugitive and vngrnncv charges. City Hall Holiday Will Hail Baseball The city hall will be closed next Wednesday, April 14, nt 2 p. in. for the afternoon. In honor of the formal opening of the baseball season here, according to announcement inude by Mayor Jewett today. NIRLACK OPENS COURT FIGHT ON PRIMARY LAW Asks Mandamus to Have Bal lots on Governor Record Second Choice. RAPS CONVENTION RULE Mason J. Niblack, candidate for the democratic nomination for gov ernor, today filed suit for a man damus to compel the election com missioners of Indiana to prepare for and record the second choice pf the voters of Indiana for the governor ship in the May primaries. The suit., tiled before Louis Ewbank, judge of the Marlon circuit court, is brought against James T*. Goodrich, AVil iiam 11. Thompson and W. W. Spjncer. constituting the election board. All the other candidates for governor on both the republican and democratic ticket* are made parties to the suit In order that they may defend their sev eral Interests in the action. Judge Ewbank ordered‘summonses is sued for next Tuesday and will bear the suit then, owing to the necessity for action on it before the ballots are printed for the primary. The complaint I* based on the theory that the general assembly of 1917 at tempted to amend the primary act of 1915 by an a<’t which carried with it a defective title and by reason of the defective title the amendment failed and the act of 1915 Is still In full force and effect. •St IT’S KICCKSN \VOt' I.D I.KT PRIMARIES l)E( IDE. Applied to the governorship /ace. the establishment of the complaint will be of particular interest tn the coming primaries, inasmuch a* it probably will result tn the selection of the candidates for governor at the primary Instead ot at the convention* of the two parties, as It has appeared the selection would be made Mr. Niblack contends that the law provides for the recording of the first anil second choice of the voter* and the nominee should be t lie candidate who oil tains the majority of the votes casf at the primaries, giving consideration to the second choice ballots as well as the first choice. t rider the provisions of tbe primary law, as It was first enacted, the can didate receiving the lenst number of first choice votes was to be retired In the canvassing and bis second choice votes credited to the other candidates. This process was to be reflated until the winning candidate bad a majority oxer sll other opponents. With this second choice feature re pealed, ns It has been ruled by the elec tlon commissioner*, there is little like lihood that the primaries would result in the selection of either a republican or a democratic nominee. In the e'ent of no choice at the primaries the selection goes to the con vention and the candidate* of both parties have had this in mind In the conduct of their campaign. The establishment of Mr. MUlix-g's theory means that the work done to Hert delegates to the state convention fa roe ahle to certain candidates will be useless nnd the choice will Ik- made by the voters at the primary. Foltttcal ..liseMers see a far reaching upheaval in the political dope in this event J. W. Kesler Is generally regarded as most likely to profit in the republican rant* and It Is predicted that In the event this suit is sustained Kesler will be the republican nomtnee and Nlblack, drawing second ehsiee votes from all three of the other democratic candidates, will cinch tlfe democratic nomination. STATEMENT MADE BY NIBLACK. Mr. Nlblack today made the following statement: “My suit against the state hoard of election commissioners and al! the candi dates for governor is a friendly one. I am Inclined to think that all my f.| lon candidates for governor will, when they understand the matter, agree with me In the ultimate purpose of the pro ceeding and will be more than willing that my suit shall prevail. “What I hope to accomplish is to have the_pr!msr.v election decide the nomtnn lion so that none of us will have to go Into the convention and make another fight there, with all the complications snd expense that would go w ith it. "I am seeking to hu\e the act of 1917, purporting to amend the primary elec (Contlnued on I'nge t ift ecu.) HORRORS! IF WOOD LIVED IN MEXICO— Warrant Out for Army Man for Mixing in Politics. MEXICO CITY, April 9. The govern ment has issued an order for the arrest of Gen. Benjamin Hill, leading supporter of Gen. Alvaro Ohregon, candidate for the presidency, it became known today. Hill was charged with viols'ion of the constitution by engaging in politics while a member of the array. Meantime Obregon, who resigned his commission to enter the presidential race against Ignacio Bonillas, former ambas sador to the United States, faced charges of dealing with rebel factions. Falling Sparks Set Fire to Roof Fire that started from sparks falling on tlie roof of the home of Richard Lewis. 2RiO Hovey street, gained much headway early today before being dis covered. The loss is estimated at SSOO. No They Don’t Teach Like This SCHOOL TRUSTEE MURDERS ‘KING'S ENGLI Vt’ The renaissance of educational thought in Indiana has disturbed the placidity of at least one township trustee's mental processes. A bulletin issued by L. N. Hines, stats superintendent of public in struction. gives the trustee’s complaint as follows: April s. 1920. "We have received the following letter touching the matter of com plying with the law requiring six months of school in every Indiana corporal ion : “‘Dear Sir: "‘ln your letter of March 18th You Wont One hundred twentyi days School Five Schools are oiiT and the other in Day or two Whe tauch 115 Day I ask t’oupcls and, teachers that, tha Wont 5 days ignin if you Want Me to Sturt and teach 120 days I M-y to get the teach Back But Som of the teachers or gon and lq Maken the levy Makes the—levy for this Turn) of fechool and Who Can Kep op this jJVny When whe Subs'-rintion Ratos- ) B r Carder, Week, Indianapolis. 10c; Elsewhere. 13c. suos.npuon Kate*. | By Ma „ 60r Per Month; $ 4 .00 Per y ear . NUN RUN DOWN, KILLED ON CIRCLE BY MOTOR CAR Joins Lansing i N N_ ' - -aeV-. LESTER H. 4VOOESEY. Lester H. Woolsey, former solicitor of the department of state, has resigned to engage in the practice of law and Inter national matters with Robert Lansing, former secretary of state AVoolsey had important government duties during the war, especially ;n fram ing diplomatic correspondence. lie bad the distinction of handing fount von Iternstorff hts passports. He aiso was a delegate on technical matters to the peace conference. REED, RADICAL WRITER, SLAIN Captured by Finns While Flee ing Russia and Shot. t’UK'AtiO, April 9 John Reed, a New York writer known throughout the conn try for his authorship of radical propa ganda, lias been shot and kllied In Fin land, according to a report received here today bj Assistant Slates Attorney Henry Berger The ls*t heard of Reed hero was that he bad been captured by the Finns at (bo, Finland, while trying to make his e- ape froai Russia with a quantity of soviet literature. Hi* Indictment here was due to hi* affiliations with tho communist labor party. CHIEF KINNEY SPURS HIS MEN Tells Police Law Enforcement Is Up to Them. Kscb member of the police depart ment in the future wpl he hotd per sona!!)- responsible for inw enforcement ir> his district. Chief Jerry Kinney put the matter of suppressing vice and crime directly up to his men at a general rollcall today. He laid Stress on the fact that one of the morals squads recently had been withdrawn. The primary reason for the genera! rollcall was to perfect an organization within the department ranks to assess each member n certain sum of money each time a brother officer is killed or should die. TELLS His MEN TO BE POLITE. Chief Kinney also urged his men to be polite to strangers. Attention of the men was called to the habit of leaving their dlslrlcts earlier than they should. Following the tatk bv the < hies the men chose Nergf. Walter White chair man and I'ntrolmnn Pat Sheridan secre tary of the co-operative organization planned to care for the widows or other relatives of the police officers. Such an organization exists in the In dianapolis fir- department, and at the death of any number of the department $1.50 is paid b.v each member of the organization. VAHIOFB ADO! NTS PAID INTO FI NDS. Similar organizations exist in police departments of other cities and the amount paid is from $1 to $5 by each member. . It was made plain that no policeman who did not wish to become a mem bet of the organization would be forced to Join. The amount to be paid by each mem I or.of the organization at the death of a brother officer will be decided by a ballot and the result will not be known for a few days. Wifie Took Dare, Now Hubby’s Dead CHICAGO, April H.—Nfver hand your wife revolver while In the midst of u family argument and dare her to shoot. Crank Brown, a union luigine** a.ifrnt, did ho. Mm. Brown the invitation, and her aim was good. Brown in dead. got the levy Wait tin* Teachers git a Rais on her Sellers and 1 am s.'loo Shart if 1 got the Stnte ait how you Whil Coni Out Whit that When I git that Money hag Som askeu me if 1 goden take it out the Special School fund I got no Monney in that fund i Maid the Levy In Sep tember but the State Got til* Levy down how Whil a aler kep nj> if that god uo manney Last Years When 1 (Jot the Stait ait thn RM Me a letter thar Wosent Not Moony to touch 120 day Stop Whit iJ3 day I got it MU op that l do art no What to do J “ *Ancer by Return jdaiy “'A Townajrfn Trustee.’" HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY SISTER McCORMICK, HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL, VICTIM OF SPEEDER Sister Mary Treodota, Her Companion, Col lapses—Police Arrest Two Taxi Men, Who Deny Racing. Sister Mary Blanch McCarmick of Holy Rosary school ti fatally in jured at noon today when she was run down by a motor vehicle near Market street and Monument Circle. Her skull was fractured by the impact of the machine. She was rushed to St. Vincent's hospital, where she died three minutes after being taken to a room. Sisler Mary Theodota, a sister of St. Joseph’s academy, who was with Sister Mary Blanch, escaped injury, but suffered a nervours collapse. Police immediately arrested drivers of two yellow taxicabs, each of whom denied he was responsible for the accident. SAYS TAXI MEN WERE RACING. V, itnesses told the police that the taxicabs were racing around the Circle side by side at a rapid rate of speed, which some witnesses said was at least twenty-five miles an hour. At least three witnesses declared that it was a taxicab which was driven by Ollie Brown, who was working under the name of Richard McCarty, that struck her. After Sister Mary was struck down McCarty continued a block from the accident and stopped. The driver of the other taxicab, Clifton Clomer, 616 East Eleventh street, stopped as quickly as possible and returned to the injured woman. A doctor stepped out of the crowd which quickly gathered and ex amined tfie injured woman. DISAPPEARS WITHOUT GIVING HIS NAME. He gave strict orders that she should not be moved until the ambu lance arrived and then disappeared without giving his name to the police officer. ROUND UP FIVE IN ARM THEFT Four Soldiers and Civilian Must Answer Charges. Four soldiers are held in the guard house st Ft. Benjamin Harrison and a civilian is under arrest today as the re sult of the theft of army pistols from the quartermaster's storehouse at the fort. The civilian Is Albion Skubiek, 27, 98S West Pearl street. Detectives say they found twelve op the pistols in his home. Privates Henry R. Johnson. Louis Har ris. Hendron and Hurst are in the guard house. CHARGE SYSTEMATIC ROBBERY PROCESS. Confessions made to army officers snd detectives, who are co operating in the case, claim these men have been respon sible for a systematic robbery of the qnsrterinater's storehouse. Private Harris, known as “Jew the Tailor.” if is said, was in the army with Sknblck. Ninety three .15 caliber Colt pistols are reported missing from the warehouse. Detective Giles and Coleman, who .ar rested Skubiek. after raiding his home, claim the latter acted as a “fence" for the soldiers. PERSONS ASKED v TO RETCRN PISTOLS. The police have issued an order asking that any persons who have come into possession of these revolvers surrender them at hudqnarters. They say those who return them will not be prosecuted, but if they fail to do this and are discovered they will bear rested for receiving stolen property. Skubiek at present Is held under $5,000 bond on a charge of Tagraney. Detectives said he would be re-slated, charged with receiving stolen property. Kansas Union Mine Official Locked Up PITTSBFRG. Kas.. April 1). Alex Howat, president of I’nited Mice Work ers. District 11, today was ordered locked iti the Girard county jail to remain un til he changes his attitude of opposi tion to the Kansas industrial court. Prince of Wales Sails for Hawaii SAN DIEGO, April 9. —H. R. 11., prince of Wales, is on the high seas today, bound for Hawaii, aboard the cruiser H. M. S. RenoWn. Hi ultimate destination is Australia. Mrs. Tabor Will Go to Trial on April 19 PAWPAW, Mich., April 9.—Trial of Mrs. Sarah Tabor on a charge of man slaughter in connection with the death j of her daughter, Mrs. Maud Tabor Virgo, was set to open April It*, it was an nounced today at the conclusion of a pre liminary hearing. The manslaughter charge was substi tuted for one of murder. Michigan Auto Fees to Total §5,500,000 LANSING. Mich., April 9.—Total of automobile taxes and fees in the state of Michigan will reach almost $5,1500.000. it was predicted at the state department to day. Fees and taxes paid In to date total $3,574,174.84, which is only $145,258.55 short of the entire amount paid In dur ing 1919. South Bend Woman Slain With Hatpin Special to The Times. SOFTII BEND, Ind.. April 9.—Miss Marble C'ariln. 28, today was stabbed to death in her rooming house with a hatpin. Miss Fell* Baker, another roomer. Is charged with the crime. The two women are supposed to hate quarreled. Mis* Carlin's screams attracted her brother t- the room. She hod fallen to the floor nncon seious when be gained entrance.* The hatpin is supposed to *ve punctured her heart. Miss Bakei Is under arrest. NO. 287. ) Police Officers Morality snd Harris, responding to h call to the accident, immediately questioned Brown and t lomer. each of whom denied that it was hi taxicab which caused the fata) accident. They maintained to the police that it was a yellow roadster ahead of theta nh'ch struct the sitter. When police started to question BH , ter Mary T'aecdota she wa* in such h nervon* state tha> she '-ould not ,in suer them. George Lester. Jr. a messenger boy. told the officers thai the two taxicab* sped around the Circle together, as if they were racing. The truck, he said, was at least sixt* feet behind them, and conid not hava c-iused the accld'tit. Three otbeg witnesses toll the po!i if was McCarty’s taxlc*b which struct down Sister Mary. Three witnesses arc Florence Parker, 1 11 J > Illinois strfet: Oirr Ancb’in. 527 Christian place, and I,outs T. De Burger, Iff* South Tremonl avenue. TELL SI.MIL \R STORIES TO POLICE. When the two tnxioab dri "sweated" at police headquarters they told similar stories. According to the motor police offi-era who were at the scene of the acctdeut, McCarty told them that it was a truck f the Indlanapobs Abattoir Company, tainted yellow, which struck the woman. Detectives sav that on being ques tii uvd at headquarters each man matn ta.ned thaf it was a yellow roadster, traveling at a fast rate of speed ahead of them, which struck the sister and then went on. The fact that Bister Mary had died was kept from them during the ques tioning. Dr. Paul Robinson, coroner, notified the police to hold both of the men In custody, after a brief Investigation of the accident. Brown, police say. is a paroled con vict from the Jeffersonville reformatory. Clomer has served a term in the re formatory for passing bad checks, ac cording to police. Sister Mary Planch was the mother superior at the Holy Rosary schooL Italian children attend this school. She came to Indianapolis six years ago from St. Mary's-of-tbe-Woods and was a member of the Order of Sisters of Provi dence. Whlie in Indianapolis Sister Mary Blanch made her home at the St. Joseph's training school. Both were locked up, charged with manslaughter. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF PERIL OF SPEEDING "The sad accident today Is another ex ample of the peril of reckless speeding on the city streets, which we hare been end averring to stop in Indianapolis,” said Alex P. Taggart, president of the board of safety, on learning of the death of Sister Mary Blanch McCormick, who was killed i nan automobile accident on the thrcle shortly after noon. "Every effort is being made to put a stop ie speeding. • "The police department has lust ructions to make arrests of all drivers exceeding the speed limit aud records show that they are getting results. “We will put two more motorcycles In service next week and will ask for more if necessary. * “The courts have been co-operating with the police dep?rtme*.t In efforts to eliminate speeding and It must come to a stop In this city.” Last Suffrage Hope Killed in Delaware DOVWR, Del., April 9—Hopes of the suffragists that Delaware would be the thirty-sixth state to ratify the federal snffrage amr-udment were blasted today when eighteen members of the lower house signed a pledge to vote against ratification during this sessions The pledge does no*, extend beyond the present session. There are only thfttv-fite member* es the lower house. Three Indicted by County Grand Jury The Marion county grand Jury toffxF returned three indictments. Aria Kinder. Bring at the linden tee | tel, was Indicted on a charge of Wk. bezzlement of cigars and tobacco longing to T.onls G. Deadlier vn'ued at $967.59. Kenneth Esher was Indicted on Mi charge of receiving and conoeedtfig tlw cigars and tobacco. Rupert Sandljlnan, alias Jeaa alias Jess Shelton, wa tnOtottQ n jgi charge of stealing clothing valued tt from the store of Isadore Hodtonan.