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JluCuatia Jlailg Slimes
Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street.
Telephones—Main 2500, New 28-351
' member of audit burf.au of^circulations.
Advertising Office* —Chicago, New York, Boston, Detroit, G. Logan Payne Cos.
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WHAT HAS BECOME of the man who used to assure us that there
would be plenty of sugar if the government permitted a higher price?
INDIANAPOLIS should not forget that other communities have found
it both economical and efficient business to motorize horse-drawn Are ap
paratus rather than to discard it.
THE "SKIP-STOP” METHOD of highway building adopted by thq
state commission In the interest of Goodrichism is unequal to the strain
put on it by the attempted organization of truck lines.
WHILE THE CITY Is investigating the failure of the sewers to carry
off flood water it might also ascertain what has become of the east flood
wall along White river which Mayor Jewett promised to build if elected.
WE HAVE LITTLE PATIENCE with the propaganda designed to show
that the death of Martha Huff was not due so much to the presence of a
negro fiend in Indianapolis as to the failure of parents to instruct their
daughters not to "take up” with strangers.
Before His Own Party
Yesterday The Times printed in this column an editorial from the Ft.
Wayne Journal-Gazette in which that newspaper advocated an Investigation
by a non-political committee of the stench that arises from the rotten con
duct of the state penal farm under the direction of Gov. James P. Goodrich.
While the Ft. Wayne paper’s comment was timely and its suggestion
proper, we do not agree with it as to the agency that should make the in
vestigate n.
This investigaton ought to be made by the general assembly of the
sta*e of Indiana and It ought to be in the nature of impeachment proceed
ings against James P. Goodrich, governor.
Such an overwhelming mass of evidence of Goodrich's inefficient and
improper conduct as governor of Indiana could be brought to light in such
an investigation that even a republican and Goodrich controlled legislature
would not dare do anything else than impeach Goodrich.
Certainly the disclosures of C. O. McNulty, himself a favorite of the
Goodrich administration, should be investigated.
Certainly the working of convicts on the Globe mine, when Goodrich's
son and business associates were in control of the property, ought to be in
Certainly the remodeling of the state house on the “cost plus” system
should be investigated.
Certainly the sale of the garbage plant to the sanitary district of In
dianapolis by Goodrich and his associates should be investigated.
Certainly the scheme by which hundreds of prisoners have been re
leased from prison illegally should be Investigated.
Certainly the building of highways at an excess cost of $6,191 a mile
should be investigated.
But why have a committee investigate?
Goodrich has never dared deny a single one of the exposes which this
newspaper has made of official misconduct. By this very silence h j
has admitted their truth.
Let him call the legislature in special session and stand or fall by the
judgment of his own political associates.
Ends Prohibition *Jokes 9
Several weeks ago there was pointed out in these columns the im
propiety of the many stage “jokes’’ having as their basis the prohibition
amendment. For a long time this subject constituted about the only thing
the stage comedians were able to conceive as capable of provoking a laugh.
It was a disgusting spectacle to the majority of theatergoers and was not
without offense to those persons who regard the constitution of the United
States as entirely too sacred to be the butt of burlesque and cheap comedy.
A realization of this lack of respect for the constitution of the United
States appears now to have permeated the managerial offices, for Variety
of April 16 contains the following announcement:
“The Columbia Amusement Company has issued an order barring all
references to prohibition or woman suffrage in any of the shows playing
the Columbia Wheel next season. It also includes an edict forbidding
“audience” working in any form, and suggestiveness in action or dialog
The latter order states no ‘blue’ mattey, no matter how indirectly put over
or handled, will be tolerated.
“The Columbia directors took the stand the prohibition law was now
the law of the land and a3 such must be respected, no matter what in
dividual opinions they (Columbia directors) might have 04 the subject.”
Hits the Nail Squarely
Paul G. Davis is a candidate for the democratic nomination for
prosecuting attorney. He is one of several any one of whom
would fill the office with far more satisfaction to the taxpayers than has
ever been given under the administration of Claris Adams, present prose
Mr. Davis has a faculty of going to the bottom of a situation and a
fearless way of telling what is the matter with it. In a recent speech he
not only pledged himself to a course of action when elected, but he also
showed the people of Marion county what ails their government.
Without desiring to prejudice any voter against any of the other es
timable candidates, we feel that a man who has had the courage to de
clare himself as Davis has is entitled to be heard in these columns. Davis
“If lam elected prosecuting attorney I will endeavor*to rid this county
of the corruption and Inefficiency that now exists in the republican ad
ministration of our affairs, and I will see that the federal court, which is
busy with important matters, is not bothered with seeing that our public
servants perform their duties.
"The people of this community do not want ‘Honeßt Bob’ Miller prose
cuted by his Intimate friends and political associates. We need a demo
crat for prosecutor and if you elect me depend upon it that there
will be a thorough house cleaning.
‘T will enforce all the laws upon our statute books, but promise you
that if I am elected there will be fewer indictment® or more convictions,
and I will not call upon the taxpayers to advance money to employ other
lawyers and investigators to assist in the prosecution of cases.
"I will not tolerate the Institution of unwarranted prosecutions in
order to enrich the office at the expense of the public.
“I charge it to be a fact that the promiscuous arrests in t~e Justice
of the peace courts In this county have been occasioned, not Iff order to
enforce the law, but for the sole purpose of collecting fees and I will not
tolerate this practice.”
Can't See You , Claris
We have never particularly cared about either the respect or the
favorable estimation of Claris Adams, our "good government” prosecutor.
Mr. Adams has been so utterly mistaken in hiß estimates of men in i
the past and so thoroughly unable to discern good motives from bad in
his administration of the office of prosecutor that we can not help believ
ing that to be held in high esteem by him is rather an empty honor.
However, we do not wish to overlook any chances to make known our
standing in the community and for that reason we quote here from a letter
that recently reached us asking our support for James W. Feeler. In this
letter Mr. Adams says:
"A word from you as a man of standing in the community will help
wonderfully . . . Mr. Fesler can and will be nominated and elected
if you will do your part.”
Confidentially, however, we wish to say that If Jim Fesler’s chances
of nomination and election depend upon our doing our part we wiH not
fail—to do all we can to prevent either.
For we know of no qualification that entitles Mr. Fesler to nomination
for governor, and we never heard of any that entitled him to election.
On the contrary, the fact that he is supported by Mr. Adame, “Honest
Bob” Miller, Charles W. Jewett and the re*t of the “good government”
league of this county is enough for us.
“This is the year.- >
(Continued From Page One.)
the treasurer could collect some easy
money off me for his own use.
“I have heard of a lot of cases of
this kind, particularly when women
were the ones owing taxes.
“Will you. If elected, help put a stop
to this kind of business?”
Mr. Speigel, in reply, called attention
to his pledge that he would not con
tract with any set of bullies to collect
delinquent taxes and would not accept a
cent of money to which he was not
clearly entitled under the law. He said:
“I think that a treasurer who, either
deliberately, or through carelessness,
forced a taxpayer to become delinquent,
is more responsible for the delinquency
than the taxpayer and ought not only
to he deprived of the fees for collecting
such a delinquency, but also ought to
be compelled to jfay the state the fees
that the law makes it necessary to col
“I think the treasurer receives enough
for his services to make It a 'trime to
Impose on a taxpayer In this or any
other manner.”
CHICAGO, April 22. —Republican presi
dential candidates, deadlocked In a
struggle to have their man selecied for
the temporary chairman at the O. O. P.
convention here In June, are preparing
to sacrifice their ambitions and adopt
a neutral candidate. It was learned at
national republican headquarters here
To avoid disaprd within the party an
attempt has been made by peacemakers
to bring the opposing candidates to
The mediators have proposed the name
of Albert J. Beveridge, former United
States senater from Indiana, as tempo
rary chairman.
Zell C. Swain, 'lndiana manager of
Senator Hlraiu W. Jehuson's campaign,
has explained that Senator Johnson did
not refuse to appear on the same platform
with Senator Warren G. Harding at
Richmond Monday night.
Mr. Swain Mid Senator Johnson can
celled bia speaking engagement because
he missed a train after bis Columbia
club speech. ✓
Senator Johnson has arranged to'-speug
at Richmond on the night of April 2d.
“We believe in local self-government
’ and not government behind closed doors,”
j-Henry N. Spaan, candidate for the demo
' cratlc nomination for congress from the
Marion county district, declared tn a
speech at a meeting in McClain's hall,
Hoyt and State avenues, last n^ght.
Mr. Spaan declared that Gov. Goodrich
i sought to bring about political control
of the state through the enactment of the
tax law.
“There are now only two people who
are defending the tax law —Gov. Goodrich
nnd Philip Zocrcher." Mr. Spnan said.
“Zoerrher Is talking to hold his Job."
Mr. Spaan went Into considerable detail
in the discussion of the new assessment
sheets, tn which each item of household
goods raqst be listed separately, and of
the new "supplementary Information"
sheets, in which the details of business
organization* must be set out.
He also spoke of the question as'ird hy
the tax hoard conee-Tilng the insurance
< arrfed on the goods listed.
“There Is no Inw which compels you
to answer that question." he said.
“If you have not already filled out
your assessment sheet Just write In that
space.' ‘lt’s none of your and busi
ness.' "
The horizontal Increase* were charac
terized by Mr. Spaan as vicious.
Mr. Spaan dtxcussed at some length
the failure In office of the *tr.te, county
and city administrations.
In referring to the county administra
tion he told of the Whiteside case. In
which the county undertaker hurled
bodies In pine boxes cvlth'n one foot
of the surface of the earth and buried
the body of a dog with the body of a
He also told of the mismanagement
and law violations at the county Jail and
of mismanagement at the county hos
pital for the Insane at Julietta.
Mr. Spaan criticised the legislature for
approving universal military service and
declared that If he is elected to congress
he will vote against any such measure. 1
Candidates for the various county of
fices and the legislature made brief
Albert A. Henry and Walter McNa- j
tnara, candidates for the state lmuse of
representatives, declared they favored
the return of beer.
James E. Berry and Thomas B. Carroll,
candidates for county chairman, spoke
briefly, teUing of the need of organisa
Others who spoke were Edgar A.
Brown. Blythe Q. Hendricks and Chalmor
Schlossser, candidates for Judge of too
circuit court; ’William Clay Batcholder,
Edward P. Brennan, Paul G. Davis. John
F. Geckler, Earl E. McFerren and Jacob
L. Stelnmetz, candidates for prosecuting
attorney; George M. Spiegel and Frank
Woollng. candidates for county treas
urer; Edward A. Mcßride and William j
P. Stndlinger, candidates for * county j
Sheriff; Heyden W. Buchanan, Dr. Fred- ;
erlek E. Crum and Dr. Albert W. Miller,
candidates for county coroner; James
Kervan, candidate for county commis
sioner ( Oren 8. Hack, Frank Bruce Eki
ward B. Raub and John J. Dugan, can
didates for the Senate; Andy Donlan,
William A. Gibson, Humphrey C. Har
rington, Don H. Herr, John B. Parsons, j
Russell ,T. Ryan and J. Olins VanNier,
candidates for tho house.
Mr. Spaan is the first Indiana congres
sional candidate to announce publicly the
details of an expense account filed at
Washlngto nunder the federal law.
The following letter written by Mr.
Spaan to William Tyler, clerk of the
house or representatives, speaks for
"Enclosed plense find my preliminary
statement of expense account, only *
cents. I had no opposition; therefore
If was not necessary to get into the New
berry class.”
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Stage and Screen
Miss Marjorite Edwards, another In
diana stage eelebrity, will .make her
first Indianapolis appearance tonight at
. Kngllsh’s in “See-Saw,” anew musical
| comedy.
Miss Edwards halls from Terre Haute,
where her father, Edward F. Galligan,
manages the Grand theater.
When a child she took delight In pre
lending that she was a great singer,
and today, after only a little more than
one season on the stage, she Is singing
nnd playing a leading, role.
Many of her friends from Terre Haute
have nrranged theater partita during
the engagement of this musical comedy
ur English's.
Others in tho cast are Charlie Brown,
Mabel Bunyea, Dorotheif Maekaye,
! Charles Meakln3 and others.
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Mirle Cahill, whose presence has graced
many a musical comedy success, comes
to Keith's next week.
This will be her first vaudeville ap
pearance in Indianapolis.
Among her stage successes were
“Nancy Brown,” “The Boys and Betty,'.’
I “Marrying Mary” and an all-star revival
of '■‘Pinafore.”
Her vaudeville act Is labeled "Cahlll
lams of 1020.”
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This Is to tip off local that an
Indianapolis girl is In the cast of the
Shubert Gaieties of 1910, now at the
Murat theater.
Miss Helen War
ner Armstrong Is
* ier name, and she
used to live t the
f corner of New Jer-
MfBBfcSEsL sey and Twenty
' B *‘ ond st reels.
mjUXi fcho went to
school No. 45 and
whecr she was get
ft ■ ting her start Miss
J| iv. 5. 4j Armstrong often
| f ' yi. (j sang in local houses
~ cWjßc Slid later appeared
I* at Keith's. H-r
i- parent* a*e Mr.
and \| rl William
*Mlsa Armstrong. Wilson Warnfr.
Jotyi F. Conroy, now at the Lyric In
an athletic offering. Is the proud pos
sessor of noth a congressional nu-dal and
an Andrew Carnegie medal for rescuing
137 person* from drowning.
Jack Dempsey Is appearing in the sev
enth episode of his serial. ' Dare Devil
Ja< k.” at ihe Broadway this week.
Vivian Rich In “Would You Forgive?”
Is the taovle feature ut the Rialto.
Joe Marks 1* the featured player in
“Broadway Belles” now at the Park.
Irene ha* gone and done It!
She has sacrificed beauty for art, •and
appears In n very ugly hat and pigtails.
But. how ,)i" finally blossoms out!*
She fully measures up to Brondwsy
standards In her wardrobe, ami 1* only
faintly reminiscent of the old-fashioned
French convent girl that she had been
In the first of the story.
All this happens in the ptovls, "The
Amateur Wife ”
“An Amateur Wife” give* the star a
chance to display many bautifnl gowns
and gives a good setting to her grace- ,
fulness and charm.
The story of the play Is one of those
that lose none of their chr.rni In the
telling, but Is better enjoyed when the j
plot Is kept a secret.
So we won't tell any of the story, ex- |
ropt Hint Miss Castle Is a convent girl 1
In the beginning of tho story, who mar- I
rles a rich bachelor.
She finds that her husband married j
her only because ho was sorry for her,
and —but there, we almost let the cal
out of the bag,
William Cnrleton plays opposite Miss
Castlo as Cosmo Hpotlswood. and the j
remainder of the cast 1* fair.
At tho Alhambra rest of the week.
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I). W. Griffith's ‘The Fall of Babylon,”
with Constance Talinadge nnd on all
star cast, nnd the personal appearance
of Maja. leading dancer In tho production,
In the picture at the Colonial this week.
“The Fall of Babylon" Is a spectacu
lar picture.
Miss Talmadge Is supported by Mil
dred Harris Chaplin, Seeria Owen, Tully
Marshall, Eric Stroheim, who recently
starred In “Blind Husbands," Elmo Lin
coln, Carl Bloejcdale, George Fawcett,
Pauline Start, W'iimlfrcd Westover, Alma
Rubens, Ruth Darling and others.
Rozika Dolly Is one of the stars in
“Tiger Girl” at the Isis today a"ud rest
of tho week.
The Ohio Is offering anew movie, “The
Mystery of the Yellow Room.”
“Don't Ever Marry” is proving a de
light at. the Circle this week.
'Mr. Smith’s Is offering a drama of the
north, “The River's End.” -
A triple bill Is bring presented for the
first times at the Regent today and In- j
eludes "The Relentless Avenger," Helen j
Gibson in “Tho Dare Devil Queen" and
Mabel Norm.ind In “Her Deceitful
LONG .BEACH, Cal., April 22.—George
Daly, a pilot flying for au aviation school
at Wilmington, and nn unidentified pas
senger were killed today when Daly'*
plane fell 1,000 feet Into the ocean off
tho recreation pier here.
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Educators Denounce
“Degree Factory”
Oscar 11. Williams, supervisor of
teachers' training in Indiana, will make
a report on an alleged "degree factory”
known as tho Central university at the
next meeting of the state board of edu
cation with a recommendation that the
board adopt resolutions condemning the
granting of degrees for correspondence
educational courses, it was announced
Albert Morlan, 6034 Lowell avenue, sec
retary of the “university,” recently Is
sued a denial that it was In any sense
mysterious or that it conferred degrees
on persons not qualified to possess them.
L. N. Hines, state superintendent of
education, and other educators declared
that the idea of fitting students for de
grees by correspondence courses was ri
"Mr. Morlan conducts the business of
the school at his home la Irvington,”
said Mr. Hines.
William Hutler Yeats, poet and schol
ar, will lecture at tho Murat theater Sun
day afternoon at 8 o’clock. His sub
ject will he “A Theater of the People.”
Might Have Turned
Out a Good Catch
shal Spilker pursued a stranger carrying
a length of copper pipe down main
street. He was forced to apologize on
learning the man was a plumber from

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