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Tonight, thunder showers, cooler; Wednesday, cloudy and unsettled. OL. XXXH. 5-HOUR DOWNPOUR FLOODS MANY HOMES AND M. E. HOSPITAL Patients Moved to Safety as Water Backs Up From Sewers Leading to Swollen Streams Car Lines Suffer. Five hours of heavy rain brought flood conditions in maiy parts of Indianapolis today. White river. Fall creek. Big Eagle creek and other streams are rising rapidly, and lowlands have been flooded. Sections of the city resembled miniature lakes. Sewers in some sections were unable to carry the water, and water into many cellars. Water backed up from the sewers into, the basement of the Methodist hospital. North Capitol avenue and Sixteenth *ge*(. and it was necessary to move pa tients to upper floors. This is the first time in five years that the basement has been flooded, ac cording to hospital officials. All patients in the basement were moved with ease, it was said. Patients took the matter calmly. Water began backing into the base ment at 3 o'clock this morning and could not be stopped. The basement is really a first floor, ac cording to hospital officials, there being I exceptionally good light and ventilation. The city experienced a near cloud burst (just after 3 a. m. HEAVIEST DOWNPOUR IN LAST FIVE YEARS. In thirty-seven minutes 2.3 inches of rain fell, according to the' weather bureau T reports. h “The only other time we have ever had such a rainfall, since we began to f record the rainfall by minutes, was In 1913, when 2.18 inches of rain fell in forty minutes," said J. H. Armingf.on, weather observer. The White river gauge at Tenth street early today showed the river had risen 1.6 feet since yesterday, when it was I) 13 4 feet. " The rainfall in the upper rart of the White river watershed In the last twenty-four hours Is 1 to 1H inches, the weather bureau reports, but in Indian kpolls the rainfall was much bearler. There has been 3.21 inches rainfall here in the last twenty-four hours. RIVER TO REACH 18-FOOT STAGE. “The flood stage In White river here ia set at eighteen feet,” said Mr. Arm ington. “Last year we had a stage of 17.2 feet and there was litle damage. It is prob able that the river will rise to seventeen | or eighteen feet late today and begin Preceding sometime during the night. RKtijJn the flood of 1913 the stage was r “The little creeks will overflow and recede rapidly and White river will overflow in low places, but no serious damage Is expects 1 in the city." Street car service in several sections of the city was seriously crippled by flood conditions. | The Brightwood line was put out of L commission when the water washed over I the tracks at Valley avenue, k It was not until 6:30 o'clock that stree* I cars were able to reach the extreme I northeast part of the city. [ Hundreds of Brightwood men. who are L employed la the Big Four shops in ■ Beech Grove were unable to reach Union I depot in time to catch the special trains K that take them to their work. I INTEBURBAN HELPS ■ BROOKSIDE CROWDS. I The Brookside car line also was tied for a period, but an interurban car through the mud. bringing many downtown. ms James P. Tretton. superintendent of mthe Indianapolis Street Kailway Com- Bpany, said that many motors were ■knocked out by the storm. Riverside cars could not get through reaching Indiana avenue and Mont- HH m street because the tracks were in B <-ars had to wait for to pass away under the Ken- avenue elevation before they could Hget through. jB Tbe bridge over Pogue's Run at Joffer |® a avenue was put out of commission ‘'hen water washed planking out of its Hfe- Homes in ' Happy Hollow,” a district, in the lowlands of Big Eaglo creek, near Kentucky avenue, were drenched, and a half dozen houses were surrounded by water on Belmont, avenue, couth of Min aesota street, residents being forced oft. At Troy avenue and Harding stree; the hack water of White river broke over the river banks ini rushed in a toirent press a concrete roadway. • Lowlands In the neighborhood of Riverside park resembled a lake. At Ray street back water of White river had made a big lake and hun dreds of wild ducks were reported to be swimming about. At Pike and Ralston avenue the water was two feet deep in the street. At Hillside avenue and Twenty-fifth Street the water (reached the level with (he floor of the iront porches of many bouses. Big creek was falling until 4 |o"clcck this morning, when It began io rise, and within an hour was seven inches above its low mark of the morning. A considerable rise would flood districts in the southwest part of city. ■>OLICE RUSHED HriTU FLOOD REPORTS. H Reports of flooded cellars and dange.*- conditions of the city's streams were in rapid succession at police after midnight. Because of the seriousness of the situa Boc, police-men were stationed at various Hunts along the streams to watch roudl- H H Lieut. Fletcher was in charge of a squad along the banks of White Big Eagle creek and Little Eagle Bf Elevator service in several hotels and buildings in the business section crippled by a flood in substations the Indianapolis Light and Heat BBAt substation No. 4 on South Illinois L 'reef, service was cut off completely for H&teral hours. O. Meloy. stret commissioner, said put his entire street repair department ■B work opening up sewers, which proved inadequate to < arry off the Hotter. B 'An inspection of floodgates was made ■nd Meloy said they were in good shape. H Complaints of overflows and stopped No Need to Pump , Water’d Run Back ‘•My basement's flooded—please send the Are depirtment to pump It out." More than -M such appeals were J ( y (he fire department op erator in city hall, between midnight and 7 a. m. The reply in each case was that if the fire department pumped the water out of the cellars it would run right back into the choked sewers and back into the cellars. Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second £iass Matter. July 25. 1914, at Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. ) ( No Serious Danger ’ The little creeks will overflow and recede rapidly and White river will overflow in low places, but no serious damage is expected in the city.—J. H. Armington, Weather Obsesrver. V J up sewers were received almost epntlnu ously at the street commissioner's office. He said all sewers would be opened by night. While citizens were sending their trouble calls to the police station, the poIW had troubles of their own —water backed up into the cellar of head quarters. HIGH WATER CLAIMS LIFE IN MADISON Special to The Times. MADISON, Ind., April 20.-High water in this district has claimed one life. Everett Danner, 14. tried to ford the lushing waters of Herbert's creek, ton miles north of here, late yesterday. The horse he was riding stumbled, (Continued on Page Eight.) STORM KILLS 40 IN MISSISSIPPI Women and Children among Victims at Meridian. MERIDIAN. Miss., April 2ft.— Reports from the southern and eastern outskirts of the city, where a cyclone struck shortly before noon, say ten to twenty five persons were killed and an equal number Injured, and property damage amounts to several thousand dollars. Up to 1:10 p. m. seven bodies have been brought into the city, five women and two children, only two of whom have been identified. Bay Springs, Misg.. was practically wiped off the map by a tornado this morning. Between seven and fifteen were killed, and the principal business bouses wreckeg. Help has been asked from Hazelburst, Jackson and Crystal Springs. Many were trapped in their homes. PRIMARIES BRING USUAL WAGE CRY City Hall Janitors and As phalt Workers Ask Raise. - Demands for increases in pay were made by negro janitors at the city hall and employes of the city asphalt plant today. City hall officials referred to the de mands as “campaign demands.” as peti tions for increases in wage frequently precede political primaries and elections. Seventy-five asphalt plant workers ask increases ranging from 10 to 15 cents an hour. A committee of asphalt workers visited the city council last night, and said there ■ would be a strike today unless their demands were granted. Inclement weather forced a closing down of the asphalt plant, however. It Is not known whether the inen will return-to work tomorrow. The wage scale of these employes is now from 40 to 60 cents an hour. The street department employes liW men at a cost in salaries of $2,724.98 a month. Janitors and other workers at the city hall presented their demands to Mayor Jewett. , There are fourteen negro janitors, ele vator men and firemen. They are now paid S2O to $25 a week and ask $5 a week raise. Publishers Take Up Print Paper Problem NEW YORK, April 20.--The print paper situation will be among the im portant problems which will confront members of the American Newspaper Publishers’ association when they open their three-day annual convention in the Waldorf-Astoria here tomorrow morning. ! Boating’s Fine With West Indianapolis Flooded - <&*!*.*+ **&&& •>&-'•-x&at PPPj,, Partially inundated homes on South Wafman avenue, near Kentucky avenue, where Eagle creek, pouring into White river, overflowed its banks, making boat travel today necessary for the West In dianapolis people ir. the vicinity. The boys in the boat in the foreground are the sons of T. C. Moore, 802 South Warman avenue, and they were sent on an errand to a neighbor’s home west of Warman avenue. • - JtiMatra flails (Entice CENSUS TO PUT CITY IN 300,000 CLASS, BELIEF Robert I. Todd Says Federal Figures May Go as High as 335,000. MERCHANTS GIVE VIEWS Indianapolis will step right up in the 300,000 class when the census figures are revealed, in the opinion of business men, who are in position to judge the city's growth. How far beyond 300,000 is a question. In 1910 the city's official population was given as 233.650. If the census report, which soon will be forthcoming, shows the population to be over 310.000, Indianapolis will rank high in the percentage of growth, as compared to other cities of comparative size. “Indianapolis has made splendid strides and 1 wouldn't be surprised if we'd show a population of about 305,- 000," said Harvey Coonse of the Coonse A Cuylor Ice Company. Mr. Coonse lias grown up with the city. TODD THINKS MARK WILL BE 385,000. Robert I. Todd, president of the Indi anapolis Street Railway Company thinks the census will show about 335,000 per sons here. “It’s just a wild guess." he commented. Orln Jessup of the Orin Jessup Land Company says he looks for the census to make Indianapolis a city of 375.000. Samuel O. Dungan, president and gen eral manager of the Polk Sanitary Milk Company, experts the census report to show a population of 310,000. “I've been predicting 310,000 to my friends,” he said. Mr. Dungan based estimate on in formation used in his business, which covers the entire city. The census figure will just about creep over the 300.000 mark, in the opinion of Frank C. Jordan, secretary of the In dianapolis Water Company. WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH ONLY 300.000. *T'ye been bearing in mind a probable report of 301.000 to 300,000," he said. "I'll be satisfied if the census report shows our population to be above 300,- 000. “I know that if we had places for people to live, we would show a tremen dous growth. “The other day I made a trip over the city with city officials, looking after ex tensions of water mains. 4 “After we covered the north side, where a number of homes that cost $lO.- 000 to $20,000 are being built, we saw little building. There are very few bouses being built for workmen. “A contractor the other day fold me that he couldn't build any lucre homes it (Continued on Page Eight.) SAYS SIMS TRIED HARD FOR ‘CASE’ Naval Captain Declares Ad miral Has ‘Narrow View.’ WASHINGTON, April 20.—“ Rear Ad miral Sims strained a point to make a case against our nary," Capt. W. B. Pratt, assistant chief of naval opera tions during the war, today told the senate subcommittee investigating the Sims charges. l’ratt compar'd the Sims charges to bricks “unassembled and not united by the cement ,f sound reason.” He charged Sims with having a nar row view and no conception of “the great work done on this side to equip and man the navy.” “No democratic government will be prepared to wage aggressive war at the start,” Pratt said. City’s Gas Pressure to Become Stronger Stronger gas pressure Is in prospect for the city. With the arrival of more coal and oil. the Citizens Gas Company announces It will be able to maintain slightly better service throughout the day. Because of limited supply of coal, however, the company says it will still be necessary to keep on some restrictions. Stronger pressure will be provided during the meal periods, 5:3D to 7:30 a. m.; 11 a. rti. to 1 p. m. and 5i07 p. m. ns has been the custom during the rail tleup. Miss Lane Weds in Gown Long Heirloom WASHINGTON, April 20.—Mte.s Nancy Lar>*. daughter of the former secre tary of the interior, was to be married at 4 p. m. today to Phil Kauffman of Washington. The .wedding was scheduled to be at St. John's Episcopal church, Rev. Roland Cotton Smith officiating. The bridal gown of taffeta was the wedding dress oi' the bride's great-great grandmother. Miss Lane is the fourth bride to wear it. INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1920. We Have With Us Today THE TIMES has prepared a ques tionnaire consisting of ten ques tions, which it submits each day to some well-known person in Indian apolis. Introducing Charles W. Jewett, Mayor of Indianapolis. Q. What Is your name In full? A. Charles Webster Jewett. Q. Have you ever bad a nick name ? A Q. What was your favorite sport when you were a boy ? A. Shinny. Q. What athletics did you engage or excel in when you were In school 1 A. Football, baseball and boxing. Q. How did you happen to meet your wife, and where did you meet her? A. At Del’auw university. We were classmates. Q. What Is your hobby today? A Newsboys. Q. What was your ambitlou when you were a boy? A. To be a lawyer. Q. If you had your life to live over, what profession would you choose? A. Law. Q. What would you do with n mtlljoti dollars if you had It •to give away? A. Provide a high school und col lege education for every deseiv iug newsboy I could find. NEBRASKANS AT PRIMARYTODAY Both Men and Women Vote Presidential Choice. LINCOLN, Neb., April 2D.—Nebraska voters, both men and women, today cast ballots to express their choice of can didates In both major parties in the state wide presidential preferential pri mary election. Clear skies greeted the voters in most sections, but almost Impassable roads in some districts interfered with the rural vote. Heavy registration was reported Gen. John J. Pershing. MaJ. Gen. ard Wood and Senator Hiram Johnson are candidates for the republican resi dential indorsement Senator G. M Hitchcock Is contesting for the democratic presidential vote with Robert Ross of Lexington. Neb. The possibility of “written-in" names on the democratic ticket was seen by politicians. Each party will today elect sixteen delegates to the national convention pledged to support the presidential candi date receiving the highest vote in the primary. Democratic voters showed interest rivaling that of the presidential contest In William J. Bryan’s appeal to be elect ed delegate at large to the national con vention. While Bryan ha* declared he will be present at the Sau Francisco convention in some capacity, his defeat today would mean he can not take an qetlve past! on the convention floor. Bryan throughout the primary cam paign urged the defeat of Hitchcock, charging that the Nebraska senator Is backed by Weil street Interests and that he favors a "wet" plank In the demo cratic platform. The republican gubernatorial contest contributed much interest to the election. Gov. S. R. McKelvie, asking renomlna tion, is opposed by five other candidates. ATLANTA, April 20.- Despite bad weather, the vote In the Georgia presi dential primary today was expected to be one of the heaviest in the history of the state The Georgia primary Is the first one in which there has been a real contest between democratic candidates for the p’ es'dency A. Mitchell Palmer, Senator Hoke Smith and Thomas E. Watson are en tered. A close race Is expected. CABINET SESSION A ROUND-TABLE President Spends Hour and Quarter Before Members. WASHINGTON, April 20.—President Wilson today spent an’ honr and a quar ter meeting with his cabinet. Members of the cabinet stated that there had been only "a general discus sion." It was learned that the railroad situa tion was discussed Informally and that gratitude was voiced by the president and the cabinet at the progress made by the railroad labor board and the general re turn of normal transportation condi tions. Secretary of State Colby refused to say whether the question of representa tion for the United States at the San Remo conference of the allied premiers had been taken up. TREATY CERTAIN CAMPAIGN ISSUE, SAYS JOHNSON American People Must Pass on Its Adoption, Cali fornian Declares. SCORES LARGE ARMY The treaty Is an issue in the cam i paign and the American people must Ibe given an opportunity to say ! where they stand on its adoption, ! Senator Hiram W. Johnson of Cali fornia, candidate for the republican nomination for the presidency, de clared in his speech at the Columbia club today. i “It 1* well enough fur politicians In Washington to say that the league of na tions ißsue will not become a political is ! sue." he said. “It Is all well enough for men who are candidates for office to hide behind the clouds, as it were, and say with a great assumption of horror that, they wLll not ■ permit the fatherhood of God and the . brotherhood of men to become the foot ball of politics. CAN NOT BURY FLAG, SAYS JOHNSON. j “Let me tell you, my friends, you can not bury the American flag and have the j American people walk over the grave of ithat flag without Its becoming an issue I In an American campaign I “Why should not the American people pass upon whether their resources shall be taken In the future by foreign na tions ? “Why should not the American people decide whether the American youth shall ! police the world or fight for boundary I lines in F.urope and ia Asia? , “We want no foreign dictation. “Whenever civilization calls, America will respond.” Senator Johnson referred to the pro posed reservation to Article 10, providing that, no men shall be used to preserve the territorial integrity of any nation with out the sanction of congress. He referred to President Wilson'* statement that reservations to Artlele ID would “cut out the heart of the cove nant.” TOOK PRESIDENT AT HIS WORD. “Now. mark you,” Senator Johnson said, “If you have provided that your army and your nary shall only be used when your congress shall direst, then, the president says, you have cut the heart out of the covenant, and we In the senate replied to him: 'lf that cuts (Continued on Page Eight.) CARRANZA’S MEN CAUGHT IN TRAP Pass Proves Death Mesh as Troops Drive on Sonora. AUGt’A PRIETA, SONORA. Mexico, April 2ft. —Carranza troop* failed in their first effort to penetrate Sonora through Pulpit© Pm* on the Chihuahua border, according to messengers arriving here today. With concrete breastwork* and machine guns clamped to the sides of it tb pass prowVa d*.uth trap to the federal troop*, according to the reports of the messen gers. No rasualties were reported among the Sonora defenders and no Information was available on the Carranza losoes, the mes senger* stated. The Carranza soldier* in thin sktrmiia line* last night felt out the strength of the defense. A stronger effort to force through the pass Is expected shortly, hut officers of the Sonora array declare the narrow passage and the new defenses made tt possible for fifty men to hold the pass against any army. WASHINGTON, April 2ft—The Car ranza government will be overthrown by a "bloodless revolution," was the predic tion today of former Gen. Salvador Al ; varado. former general In the Carranza army, who Is here to act as representative ; of the revolting Mexican state of Sonora and to attempt to secure recognition of the United States for that state. Gen. Alvarado stated he also represent ed the interests of Gen. Obregon. CALLS WILSON’S FOES ‘ASSASSINS’ Homer S. Cummings Deplores Efforts to ‘Destroy’ President. CHICAGO. April 20.- Homer S. Cum j mlngs, national chairman of the demo i cratic party. In an address before demo | cratic women here, termed the attitude of republicans towards President Wilson as “deliberate character assassin." and j "a despicable attempt to destroy one of the agencies of the Lord himself.” He also denounced what he character j Ded as the ninety-two “amelling com | mlltees" appointed by republicans to tn jrpsligate the administration exp-ndltures | and said that those showed that the war I "was the cleanest ever fought." | The executive committee of the demo cratic national committee went into ses slrn hpre today to select temporary chairman for the democratic convention. It was reported that five men are under consideration for the chairmanship So*'- retary of State Balnbridge Colby. Former Gov. Martin Glynn of New York, Na tional Chairman Homer S. Curanitngs. Carter Glass and Arthur Mullen of Ne braska. DROPS FIREMAN WHO WALKED OUT Other Shifts Made in Ranks of City Workers by iJloard. Herman Bruder, who left Ids job ns substitute member at engine house No. t on April 1, failed to appear to answer charges of being absent without leave to day and was dismissed from the depart ment by the board of public safety. The board accepted the resignation of Thomas B. Taffey, substitute member, and appointed Leßoy 'Washburn, Amos Day and William H. Manley as members of the tire department. William H. Cook was reduced from chauffeur at Truck Company No.-11 to private. The resignations of Patrolmen Harrv Kendall, John Mulvlhill and Edwin H. •lordan and Motorcycle Officer Claude Bower were accepted. Charles Doremus, William Brooks. Wil liam Cravens, David Fleming and Frede rick Sparks were appointed members of the police department. Walter B. Stern, building commission er, reported that 11)7 permits were Is sued during the week with a total vel-1 uatlon of (544,175. * c.-u-.-i-, )By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates. Ma „ & ' oc Per ' Month; *5.00 Per Year. SWITCHMEN’S STRIKE WILL BE CALLED OFF TOMORRO W Girl Who Denies Kilting Husband and Sister Who Stands by Her " ■Hr^ 1 * V* mart, Jr '—mu JMBMgfcu. y •** JBBSM Ug. •* ,<? ’-. • i'iWe ?--m •• MISS FRIEDA BECK and her sister, MRS. ANNA MARY GOSSETT. Mrs. Anna Mary Gossett, on trial in criminal court, and her younger sister, Miss Frieda Beck of Louisville, Ky., are said by court attaches to be among the most attractive women who have ever sat through a trial in the courtroom. Frieda and her aged mother are loyally aiding in the defense of Mrs. Gossett. SAYS HUSBAND RAN INTO KNIFE Mrs. Gossett, in Dramatic Story, Denies Stabbing Spouse Mrs, Anna Mary Gossett today denied j In criminal court that she fatally stabbed her husband, Omer J. Gossett, during a : qusrret early on the morning of Dec. 26, i 1919. tu their apartment In the fhalfaut. | North Pennsylvania and Michigan Streets. In a vole* which could be plainly heard In the crowded courtroom, Mrs. Gossett told of her husband striking and 1 beating her the morning of the tragedy. “He came to the bed and struck me,” she testified, "and became angry because I bad attended a theater without ids per mission. “He pinched and struck me. then grabbed me around the neck, saying he would kill me. “He jumped from the bed and grabbed a butcher knife that was near a Christ mas cake that my mother had sent us for Christmas. “He rushed toward me and I Jumped : up from the bed and gave the knife a push. “It fell to the floor and we both tried to get It. “I wanted to get hold of the knife so I could throw tt away. “As I rose from the floor Jack ran di rectly Into the knife. “I did not stab ray husband; be ran directly Hgalnst the knife. "Then 1 saw* the blood and he asked me to help him remove his clothing,'' testified Mrs. Gossett. MOTHER AND SISTER WF.EP DURING STORY. While Mrs. Gossett related the tragedy, many of the Jurors were sitting on the edge of their seats. Mrs. Susanna Beck, aged mother of Mrs. Gossett, and Frieda Beck, a sister of the accused woman, efied softly. Miss Beck has been constantly by the side of her sister during the trial, as has Mrs. Beck, the mother. Frieda, who is attending the fashion able Hamilton college at Lexington, Ky.. told of the first marriage of Mrs. Gossett to Clyde Rerrry. Mrs. Berk, the mother, resides at Louls rllle. Ky., and came to the aid of her daughter immediately following the trag edy. Attaches of the criminal court said they never have heard a mr.> dramatic ' recital, told In such a simple and straightforward manner as was Mrs. Gossett’s story. Mrs. Gossett's dental that she stabbed her husband makes the state rely more than ever on a purported confession of Mrs. Gossett, made at the Indianapolis police headquarters before Gossett died tit the City hospital. “And why did you sign this so-called confession?” queried Lloyd Clayc.ombe. her attorney. “Because ttie detectives told me they would not let me go to ray husband's ! bedside until I signed it,” she replied j with emotion. HUSBAND KXACTKD PROMISE NOT TO TELE. “Yes, I signed it after Just glancing at It. “1 signed it because T wanted to go to the bedside of .Tack." she said. Mrs. Gossett testified that her husband on his deathbed made her promise not to tell that he was stabbed in their apart ments. but to maintain that a holdup man stabbed him while on the way home. "Before the police and the doctor came to the apartment." she testified. ".Tack told me that it was his fault and all the time the police questioned him he held my hand and r held ids. as his eyes seemed to say, 'Mary don't tell; don't tell.' " Mrs. Croseett maintained that her hus band attempted to kill her once before with the same butcher knife before they moved to the apartment house where the tragedy occurred. During the three hours that Mrs. Gos sett was on the stand she remained un shaken In the vital points of her story. After she had told her life story con cerning her first marriage to Clyde Berry, a motorcycle salesman of Louisville. Ky., and his death at Camp Taylor and her subsequent marriage to .Tack Gossett, Mr. Claycombe put the question: “Mary, do you still love Jack Gos sett ?" "Yes," she screamed as she lost con trol of herself. Judge Collins Instructed her faithful companion, Mrs. Agnes Ward, matron at the county jail, to eseprt Mrs. Gossett from the stand. / It was several mytutes before quiet HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY was restored in the courtroom and before Mrs., Gossett was able to resume the stand. During a. severe cross-examination, Mrs. Gossett remained unchanged in the main point of her story—that Gossett ran directly against the knife. Mrs. Gossett married Berry about five years ago and claimed that their rela tionship was most pleasant. She maintained that Jack Gossett, the te-'oud husband, was a friend of her first husband. Indications are that the closing argu ments will be completed this afternoon. The state ia asking that Mrs. Gossett he sent to prison for life. The defense insists that Mrs. Gossett be free of the charge of first degree murder. The case will go to the Jury late to day or early tomorrow. EVELYN NESBIT TO FIGHT SUIT Will File Counter Charge to Clifford’s Divorce Petition. NEW YORK, April 20. —Attorneys for Evelyn Xesbit Thaw, now Mrs. Jack Clifford, said today she would file coun ter-suit for divorce against her hus band and former dancing partner, charg ing Improper conduct. Clifford started divorce proceeding here, naming an actor as corespondent. In discussing the divorce action brought against her by her husband. Mrs. Clifford said she gave her husband more than $20,000 between the time they were married and the time they broke up their stage and matrimonial partner ships. She said she had deeded considerable property owned by her at the time ot her marriage to Clifford and would at tempt to recover this In court. Clemenceau Back Upon French Soil PARIS, April 20—Former Premier Clemenceau, who has bpen upon a vaca tion trip in Egypt, arrived at Marseilles this afternoon on his way home to I’n ris. He was welcomed at Marseilles by a committee of city officials. \ Boy Goes to Court, Sick From Smoking CHICAGO, April 20.—Joe Obrodo cloh, 12, liked cigars so well that he'd steal them by the box. But the "rope” Joe smoked always made him sick, gave him the "Wil lies." made him dixzy and he saw* things. "Send me some place where I can't smoke,” Joe told the court here. Judge Victor P. Arnold obliged Joe by sending him to the Cook county school and by taking two of the proffered cigars Joe couldn't smoke. Spaan Will Address DemocraticJMeeting Henry N. Spaan. candidate for the democratic nomination for congress from the Marion county district, and demo cratic candidates for county offices will speak at a mass meeting in McClain’s hall. Hoyt and Slate avenues, tomorrow night. The meeting has been arranged by E. .T. Sexton, Otto Ray, John Kennington, James Roehfcrd and Frank P. Baker. Irish Try to Kill Dublin Detective DUBLIN, April 20.—An attempt was made to assassinate Detective Dalton at the Rroadstone railway station today. Six bullets were fired and he was re moved to the hospital In a dying condi tion. A woman was wounded during the fusillade. New British Envoy Arrives at Capital WASHINGTON, (April 20.—For the first time In months, a British am- ! bus sad or was in Washington today. Sir Auckland Geddes, accompanied by I and attaches arrived from * Nejßfork. last night. . NO. 296. ‘VICTORY OURS, BUT WE REFUSE TO FIGHT U. S.’ Leaders to Urge Back-to-Work Movement at Monster Mass Meeting. LANDIS ONE SPEAKER CHICAGO, April 20.—The strike of Chicago switchmen, which started in this city nearly three weeks ago and spread throughout the country, will be called off tomorrow, it was an nounced today. This decision was arrived at by the strike leaders this morning. They claim a victory over the rail roads and the brotherhoods, but an nounced they will not fight the gov ernment in order to maintain the strike. “As long as we were fighting the rail roads and the brotherhoods, we stood ready to sacrifice our all for our cause,” said a member of the executive com mittee of the Yardmen's association, the strikers' organization. “But as every member of the Yard men's association is a true-blooded Amer ican, we refuse to take a stand against our government." Every effort will be made by th© strike leaders, including their head. John Grunau. to induce the strikers to re turn to work, and a m.-vA meeting for this purpose will be held tomorrow morning. LANDIS AND CLYNE TO MAKE ADDRESSES. Federal Judge Landis and United States District Attorney Clyne will be among the speakers who will address the strikers. It will be represented to the strikers that they are no longer fighting the railroads, but an agency of the gov ernment, and that they must return to work to win public sympathy pending a ruling from the new railway wag© board. The switchmen's announcement came close on the announcement of the results of the vote of 36,000 railway clerks and freight handlers against joining the strike. The vote favored leaving the*r wage grievances to be settled by the labor board appointed under tae Cuminins- Ech law. SOME ANXIETY FELT ON COAL SITUATION. Railroad officials reported the freight movement here to be back to 60 per cent of normal. There is a serious situation in the coal shortage, due to the strike, however, and President Wilson may be asked to es tablish a federal fuel administration ia Chicago, unless the situation improves materially In the next few day*. SITUATION HERE REMAINS SAME Railroad strike embargoes on Indian apolis lines remaired unchanged today. Five strikers returned to work, accord ing to reports by railroad officials, but officers of the Indianapolis Y'ardmen's association maintained that the striking switchmen were not weakening in their determination to remain out until the strike Is called off. One man returned to work on tho Pennsylvania and four on the Illinois Central. The normal working force In the Illi nois Central yards is fourteen men. Officials of the Indianapolis Union Rail way and belt said efforts were being made to employ new men to take the place of the strikers, but that labor was found to be scarce. Interest of striking switchmen cen tered in news received from Washington concerning the deliberations of the rail road labor board. Frank J. Peters, president of the In dianapolis Yardmen's association, has gone to Washington with a committee of Chicago “outlaw” strife* leaders, and (Continued on Page Eight.) QUAKE WAKENS MEXICO VOLCANO Popocatepetl Belching Flames and Smoke After Shocks. MEXICO CITY, April 20.—A severe earthquake shock was felt here at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Telegrams from Orizaba and Jalapa stated that shocks were felt in those towns and elsewhere in the state of Vera Cruz. Residents of this city werj greatly alarmed and reports became cunent that the volcano Popocatepetl had become ac tive. Smoke and flames had been pouring from the crater of the volcano lain -Teas ing volume tbe past few days. ’ Students Slow to Enroll as Teachers During the first semester of the pres ent school year only 2.948 students were enrolled in courses of education designed for teachers in Indiana institutions. It was announced today by Oscar H. Wil liams, state supervisor of teacher train ing. In that time 18,651 students were en rolled in Indiana colleges and normal and professional schools having courses In educational work. Trial and Quarrel Both Continued A case against Henry Beehler, standholder on city market, in which he is accused of assault and battery on Harry R. Lißeau, city market master, was continued in city court— also their quarrel. Beehler accusmed Lißeau of “bad ‘aith,’’ declaring Lißeau agreed not to prosecute the case resulting from their differences in city market Sat urday. Lißeau deelarel today he made no such promise, but was trying to aid Bcebler in keeping his stand. According to reports, Beehler knocked Lißeau down, but the mar ket master vigorously denies this. Lißeau asserted the quarrel started when he tried to correct Beehler's method of conducting his business.