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Tonight and Wednesday, fair, slowly rising'temperature; heavy frost tonight. vol. xxxn. LOCAL BROKER FOUND SLAIN IN CHICAGO OFFICE Two Bullet Holes in Body of W. C. Bryan, With Partner in Stupor Nearby. QUIZ WIVES OF BOTH Chicago detectives today are try ing to unravel one of the most sen sational shooting episodes in months —the slaying of William C. Bryan a Indianapolis, a stock broker. Eryan "was found dead in his office in the First National Bank building in Chicago last night with two bul let holes in his body and his face badly lacerated. J. Ellsworth Griffin, his business part ner, lay in n drunken stup° r nearby. He is said to have admitted to the de tectives that he killed Bryan. *TU get the dog—l 11 kill him.” h“ muttered Incoherently as he was being taken to a hospital. Later Griffin, partly recovered from bis intoxicated condition, repudiated his con fession of the murder. “It’s all wrong—l never did It, nor said I did.” he declared. Griffin Is under arrest. WIVES OF BOTH MEN DETAINED. The wives of both men are being de tained while the detectives are making a far-reaching inquiry into their knowledge of the affair. Mrs. Griffin was on the scene when the police arrived. Detectives believe the shooting was the outgrowth of a drinking orgy. Griffin's condition from the effects of alcoholism is so serious that he is con fined in a detention ward at -a Chicago hospital. Bryan was well known in Indianapolis. For more than three years he occupied an office with Bert Short at 31S American Central Life building. The two men conducted a stock bro kerage business. About eighteen months ago the busi ness was abandoned and Bryan went to New Orleans. Later he went to Texas. He returned to Indianapolis about six months ago, but was not identified in business. DOMESTIC TROUBLES HERE ALLEGED. It is said domestic difference grew be tween Bryan and his wife, and the lat- friends say the first Mrs. Bryan, first name was Minnie, left him and obtained a divorce. The first Mrs. Bryan is now supposed to be in Pittsburg, but friends admit It may be possible that they effected a reconciliation and were again living in Chicago. Short, who was Bryan’s business asso ciate here, is supposed to have left the city. Bryan was a man about 47 years old and was familiarly known as “Billy." He is said to have been one of the promoters of the Butchers’ Packing Com pany of this city. According to persons in the American Central Life building Bryan had been known as a “good fellow’’ and had oftea (Continued on Page Two.) WIFE OF KAISER CRITICALLY ILL Heart Trouble So Serious Hei Death Expected Shortly. April 13.—The former em press of Germany Is seriously 111 at her retreat in Holland and her death Is expected shortly, the Deutsche Tages Zeitung said today. The former empress of Germany, the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, has been re ported seriously ill several times dur ing recent years. Her health was said to have become wo ns when the imperial family fled from Berlin into Holland. She was suffering from heart trouble, complicated by other diseases. McADOO REFUTES OIL TESTIMONIAL* Says He Didn’t Authorize Boost for Texas Company. NEW YORK, April 13.—William G. McAdoo, former secretary of the .treasury, today issued the following statement: “My attention has Just been called to a circular issued by the Southwest Trust Company at Houston, Tex., offering stock of an alleged oil company called the Texas Northern Oil Company, and con taining the following statement: “ ‘I am willing to take a chance,’ said William G. McAdoo, formerly secretary of the United States treasury, when he Invested the sum of $30,000 in Texas oil recently.' “Not only is this statement a wanton lie, but the use of my name is unauthor ized and an outrage. “I never heard of the Southwest Trust Company nor the Texas Northern Oil Company until I saw this circular, and I have no knowledge of the persons back of these companies and I havq, of course, do Interest in them. “I warn the public against being im posed upon by this deception of the Southwest Trust Company. “This appears to be one of the famil iar wild cat oil schemes which every sensible investor ought to avoid.” 23 OTHERS DEFY COURTJSUMMONS PITTSBURG. Kas.. April 13.—Follow ing -the example of the‘r district presi dent, Alexander Hoaat, twenty-three lesser United Mine Workers officials to day disregard-d summons to appear be fore th‘> Kansas industrial court. Twenty-five had been called. District Judge Curran ordered the ar rest of the twenty-three for contempt of court. The protest strike of Kansas miners 'in the Pittsburg district is regarded as an established fact, reports from forty eight of the 100 mines in this district showing forty-four idle. It is believed approximately ift.'OO miners will eventually be affected by •she walkout. 1921 Army Pay Bill Asks §377,246,944 WASHINGTON, April 13.—The array pay bill for 1921, reported today to the bouse by the military affairs committee, carries a total of $317,246,944. It makes provision for pay of an aver age standing army of 173,000 men. v Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. SAVE PAPER OR QUIT PUBLISHING THE Times never has missed an is sue and will not fail Its readers in the present crisis. In order to make snre of continuous publication It is necessary to econo mize to the limit in the use of paper. With shipments from the distant mills held up by the railroad strike, we must depend on such small* quan tities as we can buy nearer home, bringing it in by interurban cars and motor trucks. For the last paper it was able to secure, The Times paid 14 cents per pound. (The same paper a few years ago was 2 cents per pound; a few months ago 4% cents per pound.) Wo have reduced the size of edi tions as far as possible and elimi nated certain features for the time being—yet yen will find all the news of the day In The Times; some of it “boUed to the bone,” but all impor tant news covered. NEW YORK. April 13.—T0 make the shortened supply of news print paper last as long as possible, all New York papers are appearing In ab breviated form. Among the papers which held their editions to eight pages yesterday were the Evening Journal, the Globe and the Evening Sun. Street editions of most of the pa pers have been four pages. FORMER CLIENT ACCUSES JUDGE AND ATTORNEY Charges SSOO Was Illegally Obtained in Auto Theft Investigation. With the filing of an affidavit charg - ing Charles W. Rollinson, an attorney, with taking money under false pre tenses from Harry Parsons, alleged au tomobile thief, two serious charges in volving officials of the city and criminal court have come to light. Parsons charges that Rollinson took his money and informed him that he had paid it over to Judge Walter Pritchard and Deputy Prosecutor Ralph Spann of the city court in order to keep the city court from binding Par sons to the grand jury. Rollinson declares that with the per mission of Prosecutor Claris Adams he “conducted a defense of his clients ir. the grand jury room” and succeeded in getting one of the clients free and faulty indictment returned against the other. He declares Parsons' charges against him are a “frame-up” and insists that the money paid to him was not an exorbitant fee for the services he ren dered. PAID (500 EACH AS ATTORNEY FEES. In a statement on the case be said: Harry Parsons and his brother. Ben ton Parsons, were arrested, charged with receiving stolen goods in connection with the alleged operations of a gang of au tomobile thieves. “They paid me 31,000 as my fee for defending them. “That is. they paid me SSOO each, for acting ns their attorney. “I got Benton Parsons out of his trou >le by going into the grand jury room and conducting his trial in there. “Benton Parsons tVas never indicted by the grand Jury. “I was unable to keep the grand jury from indicting Harry Parsons for re ceiving stolen goods, but they returned a faulty dndictment against him. “Later another Indictment was re turned against Harry Parsons. DEPI'TY PROSECUTOR IN JI'RY ROOM. “Ralph Jones the deputy prosecutor was in the grand jury room at the time I questioned the witnesses,’’ said Rollin son. “I tried the case of Benton Parsons in the grand jury room and got him free, that surely was worth SSOO, and Benton Parsons had no kick on the amount paid. “After Harry Parsons was indicted he called me up by telephone and demanded (Continued on Page Two.) sl-A-DAY BONUS PLAN FAVORED Subcommittee Report May Mean Cash for 3,000,000 Men. WASHINGTON. April 13.—A cash bonus of $1 for each day's service would be given to approximately 3,000,000 of the 4.800.000 men in the army, navy and marine corps during the war, under a plan that has been approved by the bonus subcommittee of the house ways and means committee, it was learned today. The program calls for an expenditure of slightly less than one billion dollars, which is to be raised by a tax of one half of 1 per cent on all sales. Cell House Boss Finds County Jail Too Rough, and Quits After Week Joseph Wiseman Says Prison er § Need Kind Word, and That Negro Politician Is Tyrant as Jobholder. Joseph O. Wiseman, who has just re signed as cellhouse boss at the Marion county jail, after working six days, says conditions at the jail are better, but by no means satisfactory, following the fed eral court investigation which brought out many revolting details. Wiseman, who lives at 4950 Kenwood avenue with his wife and four children, got the cellhouse boss job when Judge Anderson ordered the old boss dis charged because of his treatment of pris oners. Wiseman worked at it from last Tues day until Sunday. “When I went to work,” Wiseman said today, “I found about thirty-five pris oners in the jail. “The subject of conversation was the expose of jail conditions in Judge Ander son’s court STILL PLENTY OF ROOM TO IMPROVE. “The boys say the food is all right now and add: ‘My, how it used to be!’ “But there still Is plenty of. room for improvement. “For Instance, the first day I was on the job I saw an ex-sold!er prisoner who was in a pitiable condition. “He was suffering from a loathsome disease. “He said his name was Coulter. “He was using the drinking cups used also by the other prisoners, which was had, as the disease is infectious. "He really needed a doctor—at once. “I went to the Jtsirtawa Uaitu (Time* Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Pcstofflce. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. REPUBLICANS DISRUPTED BY ORGANIZATION Candidates Resent Chairman’s Efforts to Form Party Primary Slate. WARNS AGAINST THEFT The desperate methods of the republican organization in Marion county and the state to make James W. Fesler the republican nominee for governor are rapidly causing a split in the ranks of the republicans, which will mean their defeat at the polls in November. Republican adherents of the candi dacies of Warren T. McCray and E. C. Toner are today serving notice on the organization republicans that if they per sist in their tactics the party will be split wide open before the primaries. Opponents of Fes’er charge: 1. That Fesler adherents control the state and Marion county organi zations and are' using the organiza tion for the purpose of nominating Fesler. 2. That Fesler adherents are plan ning to steal the nomination for Fes ler if they can not win It otherwise. 3. That candidates for other offices are being forced to Indorse Fesler by coercive methods exercised by re publican organization heads. 1. What money Is being freely spent and municipal and state Jobs freely dispensed with a view to lining up Fesler support, particularly In Marlon county. That the Marion county organization Is being used for the purpose of boosting Fesler's candidacy is not disputed. Documentary evidence has placed such a charge beyond all dispute. For example, Harry Hendrickson, re publican chairman of Marlon county and county attorney, issued a call for all can didates to gather at. the Marion club. Those who went to the meeting in an swer to the call which did not specify why the call was Issued were confronted with a resolution calling on them to in dorse the candidacy of Fesler. CALLED ON TO SIGN AFTER MEETING. Those who were not present a! the meeting were then called on by Clarlß Adams, county manager for Fesler and county prosecutor, to call at Fesler head quarters and sign the resolution of In dorsement. The letter from Hendrickson and the letter from Adams show what the or ganization is about. One is the logical appendage to the other. Both are part* of a scheme to force candidates to get behind Fesler or fight the county organization. Both E. C. Toner and Warren T. Me Cray are disgusted with these methods and Toner Is particularly outspoken in bis denunciation of it. Toner has serve*! notice on the or ganization that there will he prosecu tion* following the election if the usual tactics of stealing nominations are fol lowed In Marlon connt.r. In an open statement to republicans he says: "I don’t purpose to have the nomina tion stolen from me if I can help It. “I hare been able to keep In very close touch with developments and I am serv ing notice upon the elect'on crooks In Marlon county and at least three other counties la the state that any crooked work will be uncovered and prosecuted with unrelenting vigilance. “I want every rote cas* for me counted and I have a right to expect that this will be done. ”It Is common knowledge that votes have been stolen In Marion county largely with Impunity and while I have no per sonal Interest In what has been done heretofore. I an vitally Interested in what takes place at the primarv on May 4.” COERCION DEFIED BY Ci. O. P. CANDIDATE. Henry Wing, a candidate for the nomination for representative on the re publican ticket, has issued a statement In answer to an attempt, on the part of Claris Adams, county manager for Fesler, (Continued on Pago Four.) ‘Plant Trees Friday for Your Children’ "Many year* ago It a* a custom, when a child was born, to commemo rate the event by planting a tree,” said Richard I.leber. director of the state department of conservation. “Now that Friday, April Isl, has been designated as Arbor day, why not, by planting a tree or shrub on that date, gtv* your child, plan It passes into maturity, an opportu nity to possess a living tree which It can call Its own?” Mr. I.leber also urges the planting of trees in memory of soldiers who died during the world war. Mi-. rn o \\ ,s,:\i , v and they finally sent a physician to take care of him. “Later Coulter was taken to the state farm. “I was much worked up. during my six-day stay there, over the treatment accorded the prisoners by a negro pol- on Page Three.) INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1920. Proof of Coercion in G. O. P. ***** c. neNO*CKo*. chaman hammy- m. dtn. ucmtay iu* UWJBW MAM* >M -v~tt iirrm.r tvtrrrrg DONALD MAM RICLY C. AOAJ4S T**A ißariim (Eounty I&rjjuMtran (Eommitte? C 34-257 IKMCKI BUflOlN'l INDIA NAPOLI* MAIM SS MIW 11-SSA Dear Sir: 1 desire to asst all candidates for office on the Republican Ticket at the Marlon Llub on Tuesday evening, April 6th, at 8:00 p.m. This is an important meeting and I hope you will permit nothing to prevent your at tending. Yours aincerely, V- z 6c aunty Chairman. Marion county headquarters FESLER FOR GOVERNOR *OOM 40 when buildinc an, .Bob. £ear Sir: At a meeting held at the Marion Club on Tuesday svening, thirty-three candidates for County offices in Marlon County, including everyoas S resent at the meeting, signed an endorsement of ernes W. feeler's oandldacy *for Governor. I sorry that you sere unable to attend this meeting, but J am sure that 7cm ds not nant to miss the opportunity of signing the resolutions passed at this meeting. lam writing you, there urgln th * fc >' ou our Headquarters. Room 90 The hen Buildine, to sign tkia endorsement as soon as possible. Yours very truly, County Manager. The upper reproduction of a letter sent out by Henry Hendrickson, county attorney and Marion county chairman of the republican party, called a meeting of candidates at the Marion club. The lower reproduction of a letter sent out by Claris Adams, county prosecutor and Marion county manager for J. V*'. Fesler, explains why Hendrickson called the meeting. Such instances of coercion as those are what is splitting the repub lican party in Marion county into two factions, whose fight will give the democrats the county by a majority of approximately 10,000 next fall. Tumble of 30 Feet Nothing: for Lad, 17 Herman Wilson, 17,*1S Drexel srs nue, fell thirty feet today and *uf-„ sered no broken bones. Ho tumbled from the Thirtieth trl bridge over Fall creek, above College avenne, and struck on a pile of sand and gravel. He said he didn’t know how he happened to get on the railing of the bridge and didn’t remember falling. PATRIOTISM MAY RESULT IN PEA TH Aged Veteran Falls in Draping Wood’s Picture With Flag. A partrtotlc Impulse caused Opt. James H. Lowes, 7*5. to hang an American flag on a picture *>f Gen. Leonard Wood In the Civil War Veterans’ headquarters In the When building this afternoon. He fell suffering Injuries which may cause his death. . "General Wood will ne our next presi dent. so I'm going to honor him with this flag,” said the aged man. He climbed to the top of a roll top dealt. Hi* footing gave way and he fell heav ily to the floor. Capt. Lowes will be 77 years old to morrow if be live*. He la a Civil war veteran. If 1* believed his tkuli Is fractured. The aged man was sent home In a pri vate ambulance. School Finances Up at Conference Here Efforts to solve the financial problem of the school etty of Indianapolis were started today at a meeting before the atate hoard of tax commissioners, at tended by members of the school board and a committee representing school teachers. The meeting was called in hopes of establishing some method by which funds may be realized to meet the re cently granted increase In teachers' Fa'.- a rles. Urge Citizens to Go to Zoning Confab Real estate men and others interested In a “Better Indianapolis” are urged by the Indiana Society of Architects to at tend the national city zoning conference to he held In Cincinnati April 19 to 22. Those desiring to attend are asked to file their names with the secretary of the Indiana Society of Architects, 500 Board of Trade building, or with llerry G. Templeton, secretary of the Indianapolis Real Estate Board. Falls Off Street Car, Which Speeds Away Circumstances surrounding tbe injury Os I*. 11. Phllpott, 00, 520 North Meridian street, shortly before noon today have resulted In a police investigation. Phllpott was thrown trom the plat form of the car when it started sud denly at Illinois and Market streets. Tbe car from which he fell, the police and witnesses say, did not stop after the accident. Motorcycle Police Moriarlt.v and Har ris sent Phllpott to his home In an am bulance. His lets hip is believed to be frac tured. The police were told the man dropped a package when he got on the car and was trying to pick it up when the car started and he lost his balance. King of Jazzers Lives in Kansas TOPEKA, Kas., April 13.—C. L. Mitchell, business man, slips on his glad rags to the glad strains of a rag, he said today. “The first thing I do in the morn Ing is to put a Jazz record on the phonograph,” he said. "Then I dress. “The music not only helps me wake up—lt puts me In a more active mood and makes me start the day with a better disposition.' - Mitchell has four phonographs. Ue is not a phonograph salesman. FESLER’S HOPE OF G. 0. P., SAYS UP-STATE DOPE Must Be Nominated for Gov ernor c-r Democrats Will Win, Backers Assert. By a Staff Correspondent. HAMMOND. Ind.. April 18 —“lf Easier is not nominated for governor on the republican ticket, the democrats will carry Marlon county by 10.000 votes and may carry the remainder of the state with It.” This statement ia being repeatedly made here by representatives of the or ganization of James W Fesler and it apparently is having Hi* effect In lining up prospective delegates to the state con vention who will vote for Fesler. 1 his is Warren T. McCray’s home dis trict and It is here that one of the hard est fights is being made against him by the Marlon county candidate. The fight is being conducted on the quiet with little attention to forming public sentiment for the candidate. It is taken for granted that the con vention will he called on to nominate a candidate and that the candidate who can control the convention will be suc cessful. regardless of the result of the primary. Much of the work of lining tip the or ganization and seeing to it that delegates who are ’’right” are named in the Tenth district has been done by Ed Schmidt, Fesler's manager, who was formerly re ceiver for the Central Fnlon Telephone company, and Judge Solon .T. Carter of Indianapolis, one of Ihe many republican office holders who are hack of Fesler. No public meetings have been held in this neighborhood to further Feeler's campaign. The newspapeia have not been used to any great extent. And yet every on** of the leaders in th<* republican organization appears to be. for Feeler and appears confident that he will receive the support of most of the delegates from this district. They do not venture to say what Ihe popular vote in the primary will he, hut they appear to believe that Warren T. McCray has an equal chance with Fesler. in other words, the voters may vote for McCray in the primary, but the (Continued on Page Four.) List 390 More Reds for Deportation WASHINGTON, April 13.—Thr de partment of labor announced this afternoon that 31)0 member* of the communist and communist labor par ty hare been ordered deported. Germans Leaving the Ruhr District PARIS, April 13.—The German dele nation here today confirmed a report thnt evacuation of the Ruhr district by relchswehr troops had begun. Troops were leaving the more peaceful districts today, the Germans said. Debate Five Bills to Curb U. S. Reds ALBANY. N. Y., April 13.—Charges that radical* who are said to have Intrenched themselves in labor or ganizations, are soon to institute the general strike, ultimately bringing about the ‘'revolution" were made in' the state senate by Senator Clay ton R. Lusk, in openlnsr debate on a series of five bills designed to curb radicalism. Ex-Senator Given Tariff Board Place WASHINGTON, April 13—President Wilson today nominated former Senator Theodore Burton of Ohio to be a mem ber of the United States tariff commis sion and Martin Gillen of Wisconsin to be a member of the shipping board. Boy Gets 8 Years for Petit Larceny Rupert Sandjeum, 18, charged with petit larceny, was sentenced from one to years at the Indiana reformatory In the criminal court today. 4nha.pl n ,i. n ) By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates, j B y Malli B oc Per Month; 35.00 Per Year. CITY FOR CAR FARE BASED ON SERVICE COST Petition Asks State Commis sion for Change Owing to High Prices. WILL MEAN INCREASE The city of Indianapolis, in a peti tion filed with the public service com mission today, signed by Mayor Charles W. Jewett and Corporation Counsel Samuel Ashby, proposes to abandon the city street car franchise during the present emergency of high prices to aid the car company. The petition asks the commission to adopt the service-nt-cost system of de termining the street car fares which shall be charged in Indianapolis. This plan, which is In operation in Some other cities, provides that the scale of street car fares shall vary as the Cost of operating the lines increases or decreases. It has been fastered by officials of the Indianapolis Street Railway Company as the only method of solving' the finan cial problem* wbldi confront the com pany. and of enabling the company to maintain satisfactory street car service. HEARING IS SET FOR APRIL 22. The commission"set April 22 as the date for a hearing on the petition of the city. The city asks that the present fare of 5 cents, with transfers, be continued and be not changed until a hearing is held by the commission. # It is expected that an increased fare, probably in the form of a I-oent charge for transfers, will result from the plan, after the company has borrowed (500,000 or more to rehabilitate the car system. Salient features of the new plan, pro posed by the city, are: Mayor shall appoint a street rall- way commissioner who shall be paid a salary of SSO a month by the car company, and his offi< e expenses, to see that the serviee-at-cost plan is not made a basis for taking undue profits. Valuation of street car property for rate-making purposes fixed at $15,- 000,000. Commission, previous to ex tension College avenue line and other Improvements, foundation valu ation between $14,000,000 and $16,000,000. The street car company shall main *ln surplus fund of $150,000 and set aside 20 per cent of gross receipts for maintenance, repairs and re newals. GRANTED 5 TO 7 PER CENT ON INVESTMENT. Car company shall be allowed to noake between 3 and 7 per cent on it,vestment. Interurban companies should pay street car company more money for use of tracks in city. Service 41-coat plan shall terminate when compsujr is able to maintain surplus fund of $150,000 for three months, 6-cent ter*. Street car company has represented that the uncertainty a* to when present S cent fare abatl be ordered discontinued materially affects ita financial credit. City st*tea that in 1019 street car eompvny operated a; profit paid re*- sonabie return on property and put $.700,000 of net Income into construc tion work or additions and better ment. City says present service is not all that could be desired, but has been improved. The .street car company last night an nounced gn Increase in wages had been granted to motonuen and conductors of 3 cents an hour, retroactive to April 1. It is estimated these Increases will amount to $150,000 a year, the new scale ranging from 40 to 50 cents per hour. The Increased expenses would be in cluded in the costs upon which the fare would be based, under tbe service at-cost petition. WOFFD ENCOURAGE INCREASED EFFICIENCY. The city suggests that a maximum and minimum rate of return on the $15,000,- 000 valuation of the car company be es tablished, rather than a fixed rate, so that Increased efficiency can be rewarded. “To apply the plan of the minimum and maximum rate of return let us as sume 5 per cent as the minimum and 7 per cent as the maximum return, with out suggesting that either is the proper rate,” say a the petition. “The company should hate the right to earn the 7 per cent, or maximum, return before there would be any reduction in the utility rates, while on the other hand, the company should not have the right to have the utility rates increased if it earned 5 per cent, or the minimum rate. “The higher the utility rate, the lower the minimum and maximum rate of re turn should be. and the lower the utility rates, the higher the minimum and maxi mum rate of return should be.” INCREASED FARE BEDFCES RETURN. Any Increase In fare should automat ically reduce both the minimum and maximum rate of return, says the city's petition, substantially as follows: Minimum Maximum Rate of Kate of Fare. Return. Return. 4.25 certs 5% 79c 4.50 cents 4%% 6%% 4.75 cents 4*95- 6*14*3: 5 cents 4% % 5.25 cents 4*6% ’t>V4% 350 cents 4 ! H"e 6%% 575 cents 4 14% I’.tyTe 0 cents 4Mt?e In addition to the above table, the pe tition Includes ten different combina tions of fares. The petition proposes that the com pany shall acquire a surplus fund of $150,000. If this fund Is exceeded for three months, then the next lower fare shall be ordered, and If the fund is not reached (Continued on Page Six.) Butter 3c Pound, Eggs 5c Dozen and Strike May(?iGive City These The high cost of ltving is likely to sus tai nn temporary setback in Indianapolis as a result of the switchmen's strike, ac cording to a report made public at the office of the state fair price commissioner today. Owing to the more complete tieujTS of freight in the east, many carloads of foodstuffs from the west may have to be disposed of here by the railroads. At points in lowa, Nebraska and Mis souri the price of butter dropped to 3 cents a pound wholesale yesterday and the price of eggs to 5 cents a dozen as a result of embargoes. MUCH PERISHABLE PRODUCE COMING. The reason for that' drop, a# course, was the extremely perishable nature of (he produce shipments, which made it impossible tc accept a delay In market ing. Much of that sort of produce is now coming Into Indianapolis. Carloads of food disposed of here will be handled by commission merchants *' v . . f ‘ HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY WILSON SETS CABINET MEETING TOMORROW TO CONSIDER STRIKE President Also Names Railroad Labor Board —Situation Eases in Both East and West, No New Walkouts. Situation Today , National and Locai President Wilson called the cabinet to meet tomorrow to take up the railroad situation. The 'president named a railroad board to settle disputes be tween railroad employes and employers. Spread of the “outlaw” strike apparently was checked. The situation generally was marked by a cessation of reports of walkouts of consequence. In Chicago the men were reported to be restless and a back-to work movement was under consideration. In New York New Haven yardmen went back to work. In Indianapolis about 2,300 switchmen were still out; twelve returned to work at the Big Four yards today; the brotherhood of railway trainmen met to discuss ways to halt th£ strike; embargoes on important lines were relaxed; field agents attempted organiza tion of enginemen for the newly-formed United Enginemen’s as sociation and the food situation eased on arrival of shipments from the west. WASHINGTON, April 13.—President Wilson today called a meeting of his cabinet to be held tomorrow morning. This is the first meeting of the cabinet that the president has called since his illness. It is understood the railroad situation will be taken np at that time. • CITY’S FREIGHT MOVING FASTER Railroads Clearing Blockade and Taking Shipments. Freight was moving in Indianapolis yards today in greater volume than at any time since the unauthorized strike of switchmen began here last Friday. Thirty-six trains in and out of In dianapolis were operated by the Big Four and announcement was made that a Heavier movement will be made tomor row. About a dozen strikers returned to work on the Big Four in the morning and straggling groups re:urned in other railroad yards. , The Illinois Central began acceptance of freight for the southwest, routing through Cairo, and announced that car load and L. C. L. (leas than carload) shipments would be taken for that ter- I rltory. The Illinois Central also is taking ear | load and less than carload shipments for ail points between here and Effingham. 111., and between Maftoon and Evansville. SHIPMENTS TAKEN BY C„ I. £ Vi. The Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western accepted shipments for points along its own lines and on other lines on which embargoes have not been declared against it. The Monon took less than carload freight for 10-al points and carloads for connections. The Pennsylvania was accepting noth ing except for local points. The I<ake Erie & Western announced It would accept dead but not perishable freight for local delivery between here and Michigan City except Tipton. Yardmen at Tipton were out on strike, it was reported. Terre Haute switchmen also went oni and only four engine crews wore operat ing there in place of eleven, the normal force. SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT AT STOCKYARDS. The * situation at the Indianapolis stockyards today was somewhat improved over yesterday, but not a great deal. The Big Four accepted shipments of live stock to Cleveland and the Monon agreed to take some for delivery at a few local points. Otherwise the railroad situation at the yards was unchanged. Embargo pUced late yesterday on re ceipts of live stock tn the truck division of the stock yards was ordered removed at noon today. While striking switchmen attended a mass meeting at Labor temple bearing impassioned speeches mgiug them to hold steadfast In their purpose, loyal members of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen met In their rooms in the Saks building and discussed measures to be taken against the strikers. Officials of all railway brotherhoods here have declared that the outlaw strike is aimed at the brotherhoods rather than the railroads and is an attempt to dis credit the brotherhood by demonstrat ing that they can not enforce their con tracts. A. A. Creighton of Chicago, and C. Lackey of Gary, organizers of the United Enginemen's association, addressed the striking switchmen and announced their Intention to organize a local of their new organization here at once. FACE EXPULSION BY BROTHERHOOD. Frank Alley, secretary of the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers, gave out a statement that any members of the organization who violated the union's contract with the railroads 'would be expelled from the order. “The rules of our order will be strict ly enforced,” said Mr. Alley. “Our membership Is 100 per cent (Continued on Page Two.) who will have to transport it from side tracked cars, many of which are on the outskirts of the city. Several carloads of potatoes have ar rived In the city in tbe last twenty-four hours, relieving that situation somewhat, according to A. D. Hitz of George Hits & Cos. California vegetables may be Included In the perishable stuff to be offered on the market here. Tbe fuel situation was slightly Im proved during the day, several mines on the Big Four being in operation, with cars ready for loading. GAS COMPANY FORCED TO CONSERVE FUEL. .1. D. Forrest, president of the Citi zens' Gas Company, said the condition of that'utility has become more desper ate instead of better, following the warn ing Issued yesterday that gas saving would have to be rigidly practiced. Reduction of pressure was decided on (Continued on Page Two.) NO. 290. President Wilson today named the rail road labor board, created by th&Cum mins-Esch bill to settle disputes between railroad employes and employers. The board is composed of nice mem bers, three representing labor, three rep resenting the railroad management and three representing the public as follows: Public group: J. u. W. Mangar, Dia trict of Columbia; Henry Hunt of Cin cinnati: R. M. Barton of Tennessee, Employes' group: Albert Phillips, O.; A. O. Wharton, J. J. Forrester. Management group: Horace Baker, J. H, Elliott, William L. Park. It was officially stated that the naming of the labor board will be the only gov ernment action in connection with the strike for the immediate present. “LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE FOR PRESENT.” It was announced at the whitehoase that the administration has decided :hat unless there are radical development) in the strike situation the president will leave the settlement of the strike tc the railroad labor board. “It has been decided to let well enough alone for the present,” one official ex plained. It is understood that information placed in the hands of administration of ficials indicates the strike situation will work itself out before any serious conse quences resnlt. It was made plain at the whitehouse, however, that the government is watching the progress of the strike and if condi tions demand it there wili be government intervention. Most of the men appointed to the rail road tabor board hare been prominent in railroad affairs. G. W. W. Hangar is in official of the hoard of conciliation and mediation of the labor department, and has been ac tive in efforts to settle the present rail road strike. Henry Hunt was elected mayor of Cin cinnati, after the breakup of the George H. Cox machine there. R. M. Barton was for years a judge of the Tennessee court of appeals. Albert Phillips is vice president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fremen and Englnemen. A. O. Wharton is head of the rail way department of the American Fed eration of Labor. J. J, Forrester is president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks. norace Baker was formerly general manager of the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific railroad. J. H. Elliott was general manager of the Texas & Pacific railroad and lebe* a colonel in the traasportAUzn corps o* the A. E. F. William L. Park is vice president o! the Chicago & Great Western railroad. The senate is expected to confirm nomi nations of the labor board today unless some objection is made to them. Prompt senate action will enable the board to take action Immediately in the “outlaw” strike of railroad employes. PALMER WANTS NAMES OF STRIKERS. Attorney General Palmer today sent this message to President A. R. Smith of the New York Central and to President Daniel Rea of the Pennsylvania road: “Please send us names and ad dresses of alt your employes who an on strike, indicating the names of any of them who appear to be di recting the movement in whole or la part.” Neither Mr. Palmer nor any of his aides would discuss what bearing this message may have on their plan of ac tion. 500 TO QUIT MONDAY AT TERRE HAUTE TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 13.-“ We are quitting—not striking," was the word of 500 switchmen and yardmen of the Big Four, E. & I. and Southern In diana railroads here today when they an nounced their decision to strike Montiay night. The men say there will be no vioienee and route is Intended. “We are not reds, nor I. W. W.’s; wo are Americans,” the strikers an nounced. The switchmen and yardmen demand $1 an hour for foremen. 95 cents for helpers, double time for Sundays and holdinys and time and a half for all other over time. EXPECT NO ACTION AT K. C. TODAY KANSAS CITY, April 13.—Aside from a scheduled meeting of railroad work ers at which Increased pay and adjusted working hours for railway clerks and baggage, freight and express handlers were to be discussed with a view to pre venting that organization joining the switchmen's “outlaw” strike and para lyzing passenger traffic, no action to ward the- termination of the tieup ap peared likely today. Five roads—Santa Fe, Missouri Pa cific, Great Western, Wabash and Kan sas City Southern —were, reported com pletely tied up and five others—St. Louis (Continued on Page Two.) C Liberty Bonds Drop to 88 on N. Y. Mart NEW YORK, April 18.—The market price qf Liberty bonds has dropped to 68.