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Tonight and Saturday, partly cloudy; cooler tonight. yoL. xxxn. 16 HELD AFTER DEMONSTRATION AGAINST NEGRO Chief of Police Takes Per sonal Charge as Crowd Gathers Downtown. ONE MAN SHOT IN HIP Sixteen are under arrest today fol lowing a noisy demonstration in the vicinity of the county jail and police headquarters, last night during which threats were made on the life 4-f William Ray, negro, confessed slayer of Martha Huff, 14-year-old! girl. One negro was shot and slightly wounded during the excitement. Jndige Pritchard set Monday as the date for hearing the cases of those taken into custody. A number of them were released dur ing the day on their own recognixance and on bond. Groups of men began to form at Past Washington and Alabama streets about 8 o'clock. M By 9 o'clock it was estimated that persons were massed around alleys and j streets leading to the city and county j jails. KINXKT TAKES FEBf OS'AL CHARGE. Chief of Police Jerry Kinney assumed j personal charge of the situation as soon as It was apparent the crowd might be come unruly. A heavy guard of police, detectives and volunteers was thrown around the jail district and no one was permitted to ap proach within half a block of the two institutions. Chief Kinney summoned all of the members of the 11 o’clock shift he could get in touch with and gave instructions to plainclothes men to mix In the crowd and arrest persons making violent threats. As the crowd swelled city officials and public spirited men appealed to the more rabid to observe law and order and disperse. An occasional ontcry from the crowd brought momentary jams and confusion. At 8:30 the police started making ar rests and continued arresting near-riot ers until 11 o'clock, fifteen being taken in the neighborhood of Washington street and Delaware and Alabama streets. The only serious trouble occurred at Georgia and Meridian streets at 10:45. Some persons told the police a negro to cut a white man. Leo Harris, 19, a negro. <H4 Eddy street, started to run, and, according to police reports, John J. Gray, 37, of Louisville, fired two shots, one striking the negro in the left hip. Gray was arretted by Patrolman Cum mings, who witnessed the trouble. Gray is charged with shooting with intent to kill, shooting in the city lim its. carrying concealed weapons and in citing BtOt. He is said to have admitted he shot the negro, explaining that h** had Juct m-rived in the city and did n*t know of the rioting, but saw a negro running and heard same one yell. “Stop him!" Lieut*. Woollen and Kinsev and Sergt. Fred Winkler and a smm-1 of poties were rushed to the scene iff emergency autos. Harris was found lying i.i the door way oi a store at Meridian and South streets. When the police cam* up Le pleaded. “Oh, please don't kill mo! * He had been severely beaten on the head and it was at first thought that he had been hit in the neck with a bullet as well as being 3bot in the hip. Physicians at the City hospital said the wound in the neck was from a club. His condition, physicians say, is not se rious. CHASES ANOTHER MAN. As the emergeucy on Its way to the seae of the shooting prssed Meridian and Maryland streets a crowd of about fifty men and boys were seen chasing a negro north on Meridian street. Sergt. Fred Winkler got out of the auto while the other plice continued on their way. Winkler ran between the negro and his pursuers, striking the leader of the gang. All forgot the chase and dispersed. Barbnra Hartenstin. 224 Prospect street, was slightly bruised in a peculiar ac cident in getting out of the way of the emergency. f-he had started across Meridian street when the police machine turned into the 6treet from Washington. In backing ont of the path of the auto her heel caught in the car tracks and 6he fell backward. Kiot clubs played a conspicuous part in keeping order. The police freely admit that a much more serious situation would have re sulted if the crowd could have found leaders. Many wild threats ran down the lime, but there was no concerted effort to break through the police lines. MARINES AND VOLUNTEERS HELP POLICE GUARDS. Uniformed marines of the local re cruiting station and soldier volunteers in uniform helped the police. \ The crowd in the main was made up of curious persons, who simply wanted to l>e near by “in oa9e anything hap pened.” Among those arrested were a number es boys in their teens, and some of these today were pleading with the turnkeys to “please call mother and tell her where I am.” Those under arrest are: John Gibson. ,13. 639 East Market street, arrested by Patrolman Sticker at Ala bama and Washington streets, charged with disorderly conduct and inciting to riot. Sam Charley, 25). 20614 North Meridian street, arrested by Sergt. Hassell at Ala bama and Washington streets, charged with disorderly conduct and inciting to riot. Herbert Whitaker, 23, 708 North Lynu street, arrested by Detectives Winkler and Fields at Alabama and Washing ton streets, chj'-ged with disorderly con duct and inciting rioting. Arthur Adams, 21. 2017 West Mich igan street, arr-sied by Patrolman Mitch eil at Alabama and Washington streets, charged with vagrancy. Albert Br.ibauiu. Id, 3103 Jackson street, (Continued on Page Ten.) Wisconsin to Fight Prices With Laws JHLWAUKEE. Wle.. Aorll 23.-Wiscon sin will lead the way in legislating against high prices, according to a pro gram which Gov. E. L. Philipp plans to submit to a sp'-cisl session of the legis lature. The program announced here today provides: Regulation es apartment rents under the public utilities act. which gives the state railroad commissioner pjwer to fix rental rates, and compulsory display or •at pricea. Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Claas Matter, July 11. 1114. at. Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 187*. 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 J. Orbison, Federal Prohibition Director for Indiana. Q. What is your name in full? A. Charles John Orblson. Q. Have you ever had a nick name? A. Yes, Orbie. Q. What was your favorite sport when you were a boy? A. Baseball. Q. What athletics did you engage in when you were in school? A. Baseball. Q. How did you happen to meet your wife, and where did you meet her? A. Introduction in church. Q. What is your hobby today? A. Books. Q. Whst was your ambition when you were a boy? A. To be a writer. Q. What event in your life caused you to choose your present pro fession ? A. Page in superior court, room 2. Q. If you had your life to live over, what profession would you choose? A. Law. Q. What would you do with a million dollars if you had it to give away? A. Would attempt to finance poor boys who aspire to go to col lege. V lOWA PLEDGES 26 TO LOWDEN State G. O. P. Convention Unanimous in Indorsement. DES MOINES. Is., April 23—Gov. Frank O. Lowden of Illinois today car ried the pledge of leva's twenty-six delegates to support him for the re publican presidential nomination at the Chicago convention. The lowa state convention late yes terday by acclamation voted to instruct Its delegates for Lowden. The action followed recommendations bj the resolutions committee Satisfaction over the action of toe lewa republican state convention in in structing delegates of all but two dis tricts to vote for the nomination or Gov. Frank O. Lowden of Illinois as the republican candidate for the presi dency was expressed today b.v James 8. Baldwin, Lowden manager in Ind.ana. Mr. Baldwin expressed the opinion that Leonard Wood has been eliminated from the contest. He declared ibe vote in Michigan and Nebraska indicated this. Mr. Baldwin said the fight now is between Lowden and Johnson A message from Wood headquarters designated the result of the Nebraska primaries as "a natural victory for John sen." Gen. Wood made an unusually art’ve and extensive campaign in Nebraska. KANSAS DEMOCRATS UNINSTRUCTED WICHITA, Kas, April 2*.—Kansas' delegation of tyenty to the democratic convention at San' Francisco will go un instrucred for president. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Shouse, who heads the delegation. Is known, however, to favof William G. McAdoo. HOOVER PUT TO TEST TODAY NEW YORK, April 23.—The first real test of Herbert Hoover's strength ss a candidate for th; republican presidential nomination will occur in the Montana primaries today. Opposed to Hoover on tbo republican ballot are Senator Warren Harding. Xiaj. Gen. Leonard Wood, Senator Hiram Johnson and Gov. Frank Ixjwden, who won a victory in lowa yesterday. The latter three hive made personal canvasses of the state. The Montana branch of the Hoover re (Continued on Cage Eight.) Chauncey Depew, 86, to Be Delegate PEEKSKII.I.. X. V., April 23.—Chaun cey M. Depew is 86 today. He has at tended all Uut three republican national convections More and i; eluding that which nominated Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and he will l>e a New York dele gate this year. Capt. Amundsen in Siberia, Says Alaska NOME. Alaska, April 23.—Capt. Ronald Amundsen, the explorer, ha* arrived at Anadir, Stberin, according to a wireless message which was re ceived here. No details were given in the mes sage. Amundsen was reported In Chrlnti anlu dispatches of Marc)# 26, to be making a dash for the north pole. Indiana Man Given Prison Term in Ohio CINCINNATI, April 2.3.—Bert Hoy. alias Tosser. who was involved in the Terre Haute election fraud case, was con victed heie of having burglary tools in his possession and sentenced to one to fve years in the penltes.tinry. His accomplice, Charles Burke, also was convicted. D. A. R. Women Visit Washington’s Tomb WASHINGTON. April 23.—TbeaDaugh ters of the American Revolution, hi con vention here, journeyed to Mount Ver non today and laid wreaths on tlie tomb of George Washington. -Mrs. George M. Minor of Connecticut has been elected president general or the D. A. R., succeeding Mrs. George T. Guernsey. Times to Give Legal List of Candidates In conformity with the law which ac quires that the county clerk hare print ed the official Mat of all candidates at the coming primary on May 4, Richard Sipe. county clerk, has authorized the publication of the list in two daily pa pers. The Times was selected as one of the mediums of printing the list. GAS PRESSURE TO STAY DOWN, SAYS FORREST Citizens’ Company Manager Declares Coal Situation Prevents Increase Now. COMPLAINTS NUMEROUS It will be impossible to Increase the gas pressure in the city for several days at least, according to a statement made today by J. Dorsey Forrest, secretary and general manager of the Citizens Gas Company, to members of the board of works. Mr. Forrest appeared before the board on request of George Lemnux, president, who asked if it would not be possible to add one more pound pressure to the present supply. M* Lemaux said he had received many complaints over the present gas service and also expressed the opinion that it is dangerous to the public health. ROOMS FLOODED WITH GAS, REPORT. lie said that cases had been reported where the lack of pressure caused fires t o become extinguished, and as a result room* were flooded with gas when the pressure increased. Mr. Lemaux also asked if it were not possible for the gas company to use In diana coal for making gas and was in formed that a limited supply is now be lag used in the ovens. Mr. Forrest said that about 25 per cent of Indiana coal Is being used with fuel from mines in West Virginia. nut maintained that the Indiana coal is un satisfactory and can not be used In the local company's ovens. gAs consumption CLOSE TO NORMAL. Nearly as much gas has been used during the past two days as normally, despite the low pressure, according to Mr. Forrest. He s-ild the public is consuming about eight million pounds of gas per day, whereas the normal consurapi! i in oi ler Is only ten million pounds. The gas pressure Is iieiiig kept in the neighborhood of from four to five pounda, but unless coal is obtained by the gas company this may be further reduced, as the stock of gas is diminishing. Mr. Forrest said he had made arrange meats for the shipment of a train of cos! from the West Virginia fields and ts sered hope that there will be some relief from the gas shortage within the uexi few weeks PRESSURE NOT TO • HE INCREASED. lie said, however, that it will not be possible to im reuse the pressure at present. Members of rh* hoard today approved n report submitted by Frank C. Llngeti felter. city -n.-lreer. re’-onjrneu.dliig tint filed against ■ the paving f > Market ■tre*r from Monument place to Capitol avenue be given no ronsld'Snilon. The rer.'oi s*ranee wiis filed by William E. English owner of the English hotel. Mr. Li' -e -f -lier's report her.* inf raw lion to the effe-f that th* property is owned bj an tiicorp r.it.d company, thus making the protest from Mr. English void. Plans were ordered prepared by th* board for the vacation of New -,ler-.<*y street from 1 alt Creek parKway to Twea ly-eighth street, GO ON RECORD FOR OPEN SHOP Indiana Manufacturers Also Oppose Goodrich Tax Law. Members of the Indiana Manufacturers’ association are on record today as fa ToriOg the opea shop. Resolutions were adopted at a business meeting precedirg the annual banquet at the Claypool last night expressing the sentiment of the manufactuiers. The manufacturers do not lik>- the present Goodrich tax law. anil rcsolu tions were adopted demanding .1 revision of the state tax law ”to make the nw equitable among all classes." Officers were chosen as follows: J. L. Kimbrough, Muncie, president ; William F. Taylor. Indianapolis. first vice presi dent; I.inn Faulconer, Seymour, second vice president; Fred C. Gardner, Indian apolis, treasurer. Directors wore named as follows: S. L. Jones, Anderson; F. M. Itnddetl, Ko komo; H. C. Stlckell, Terre Haute, and Oscar Soderqulst, East Chicago. Speakers were: J. A. Emery of Wash ington, D. <\, general counsel for the National Manufacturers’ association, and Harry Atwood of Chicago, lawyer and lecturer. Michigan to Mark May 7 as Arbor Day LANSING, Mich , April 23. Gov. Al bert E. Sleeper today issued a proclama tion setting aside May 7 as Arbor and Bird day and calling upon the people of the state to observe the day by planting, trees and holding proper ceremonies. Gay Paree Society Is ‘Up in Arms’ PARIS, April 23. Leaders in Parisian society who have in the past been fa mous for the brilliancy of entertain ments given at their homes are making serious objections to orders Issued by the prefect of police, who has forbidden the throwing of confetti or ’ serpentines. ’ Among those who have expressed their indignation are Comtesse de C’habrillon and Princess Jacques de Broglie. The comtesse declares she "would not think of issuing invitations to any kind of a fancy dress bail," while Princess de Broglie also opposes masked balls at this time, adding: “I am in favor of joining the or ganlzatlon of women pledged to buy nothing new for a couple of years." Asa result of the prefect’s orders, the carnival of Paris this year will be cop bned to person* in the streets. Williams to Head Publishers’ Body NEW YORK. April 2.3.-T. R. Wil liams of the Pittsburg Tress was elected president of the American Newspaper Publishers’ assoeiation here today. Other officers are: / Vice president, Paul Tatterson, Bal timore, Md.; secretary, John Stewart Bryan. Richmond,’ Va.; treasurer. G. H. Larke. New York. Directors; F. G. Bell. Savannah, Ga.; E. H. Butler, Buffalo; .1. E. Atkinson, Toronto; Elbert H. Baker. Cleveland; H. U. Brown, Indianapolis; Harry Chandler, Los Angeles: H. L. Rogers. New Orleans; George H. Taylor, Jr., Boston. STOCK BROKERS SUSPEND. BOSTON, April 23. —J. 1. Crowley k Cos., members of the Boston and De troit stock exchanges, suspended busi ness today pending settlement of their creditors’ claims. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1920. ' ‘Sold Nuggets of Commission Row’ "" 111 l j Once upon a time th* potato was Juat a lowly spud. But all thins* change—and now the toilers shown in the picture above are known as the “gold nugget* of commis sion row." Many Indianapolis housewives recall with a pang the time when the first po tato “corner" was reported in Indlanapo ADAMS GETS BUSY AGAINST TIMES Says Contempt Was Com mitted Two Weeks Ago. Following the publication in The Time*, yesterday, of an article inquir ing why he had not started contempt proceeding* as ’ordered by the Marlou criminal court. Claris Adams, pro*ecutor, caused a summons to issue today to J. L. Kllgalien, managing editor of The Times, to appear In court next Thurs day and show cause why he should not •lie punished for contempt ‘.’i the publica tion of an editorial printed in The Times April 7, and an article primed April 15. The editorial printed more than two week* tgo, which Mr. Adams now ns *r-tn under oath was contemptuous, was heeded "To Investigate Thttnaelves” aud pertained to the grand jury investigation of the Marion county Jatl. which fol lowed the expose in federal court. The article printed April 15, which Mr. Adams also assets was contemptuous. Is the article cited in the petition which was filed by five member* of the grand jury, Mr. Adams end Ralph Jon**, and pertains to the condition* in Marion county uncovered by the -rre*. of Charles W. Ro!!!nson. Mr. Adams said in open court that Roßlnson bail not been cited because he hnd made n statement that he had been “rr'squoted ‘ In The Time*. though I o had InformrUcn in h‘* off er to the <. ffc 1 that Mr. KiljriClrn. (he managing editor of The Times, did not in fa< i ct:or either of the .rt. lea alleged to be contemptuous, Mr. A lams elected to cite hjut alone ? fact that !,* of no moment to The Tlrnec but interesting ’n suthLahiug the motive of the pro ut edti.ps. PROPOSES BOOST IN CITY PAYROLL New Ordinance Would Aid Works Hoard Employes. An ordinance incressleg tU* pay of practically all city employes under the board of works from 5 to H* cents per hour today was submitted to Gustav G. Schmidt, president of the city council, for consideration. The increased wage schedules were compiled ns a result of the present short age in eity employes and if passed will ncceslsfates a complete revision of present wage scales All employes of the asphalt plant quit work Tuesday morning and other depart m<*nts are operating under a severe lnndl cap on account of labor shortage. Repairs on improved streets In the city are at a standstill on account of the as phalt situation ar.d there will probably lie no repairs made until the saliry or dinance is passed. A. O. lieioy. street commissioner, is endeavoring to get workers for *he a* phalt plant and probably will uinke j,n effort to Induce the old employes to return to work pending the wage adjustment. Mr. Schmidt said the ordinance will be placed before the council and prob ably taken up at the next regular meet ing of that body one week from next Monday. Members of the city round! are op posed to further salary Increases of city employes, but under the present circum stances It has been Intimated that some increases will be considered among the laboring departments. Michigan Tornado Does Much Damage YPSILANTI, Virh.. April 28.—Accord ing to meager reports reaching here to day over badly crippled wires a tornado sweeping through the section in the vi cinity of Milan, ten miles south of here, late yesterday Injured n number of per sons, killed several hundred head of calves and accomplished considerable property damage. To Press Claims on Old Express Line B. R. Inman, business manager of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, will leave for New York tomorrow night to press claims of many business firms against the old Adams Express Company. Mr. Iniuan announces that he will handle the claims of all business men. if notified at his office, 816 Merchants Bank building, before j p. m. Saturday. American Barracks Fired on in Siberia WASHINGTON. April 23. The bar racks of the American railroad Inspector at Hailar, northwestern Manchuria, were fired on during fighting between Japa nese, Czechoslovak and Chinese forees recently, according to a cablegram from military intelligence agents,in Pekin to the war department today. The message said the Japanese did the firing, which was believed aecidental. Terre Haute Phone Merger Authorized Consolidation of telephone systems lu- Terre Haute was authorized by I lie pub lie service commission today. The Citizens' independent Telephone Company purchased the entire property of the Central Union i Belli Company, the commission's order approving the con tract. f > The commission approved securities is sues and a valuation, which Is calculated to allow the Citizens' company to make a return of 7 per cent. The tentative valuation is $1,660,000. Mergers of telephone companies have been effected In several Indiana cities in the last year. lis a few year* ago and price* mounted to the then dizzy figure of $2.50 a bushel. Now, how hitppy the housewife would be If she could only get potatoes as cheaply as $22)0 a bushel. The spud is cow about the most care fully guarded possession of heme or res taurant. One local grocery man almost caused —> Wrecks Phone in Anger; Pays for It CHICAGO. April 25.—Charles Tegt ineter. contractor, smashed the pay telephone to bit* when It continued taking his nickels and giving him wrong parties. He paid for the dam age. <s REAR ADMIRAL IN U. S. FLEET KILLS HIMSELF C. B. Brittain, Naval Chief of Staff, Takes Life in Southern Waters. WASHINGTON, April 23. Rear Ad miral C. B. Bmtain, chief of staff to the commander of the Atlantic fleet, shot and killed himself on the afternoon of April 22, Secretary Daniel* w*s advised today by Admiral Wilson, commander ln-cblef of the fleet at GusnFhsmo Bay. Kri’.tatn died Ins'antiy. No details of .tie tragedy were receired by Daniel* Wilson advised Daniels that the body was being shipped to this country ou the United Stale* ship Sola e, which left Uuantanruo yesterday CAELLAUX GIVEN 3 YEARS IN PEN Former French Premier Con victed on Least of Counts. PARIS. April 23 —Joseph Cat Manx, for mer premier of France, convicted of hotti ng correspondence with the enemy dur ing the war, today *ti sentenced to three years la prison by the senate, sitting as a high court of Justice. Callbitix must pay costs of the action also, which will run around 1,000,000 franc*. CnlHnox was acquitted of charge* it high N treason aud intelligence w'th the enemy. Since under fbe French law solitary '••vnfluement connts for one fourth more than regular Imprisonment. ColUaax. haring served t weuty-eight months alone, will be entitled to thirty five months' credit, Lon Bourgeois, president of the sen ate. announced that Calllaux had beea sound guilty of correspondence with the enemy immediately after the high cotfbt of Justxe reconvened today Attorneys for tLe former premier mode a Coal effort to obtain his freedom. They pointed out tut: fie ■■..mic**! man never ha! been charged edit tor respondeti'-e with me enemy cad lt< uce bid no opportunity to defend hluaaclf on that charge. Ills trial, they added, was only on the charge of treason. Bourgeois, however, paid no attention to this final objection aud tin* seuate went Into secret session to decide -n the sentence. "w- He Just Couldn’t Wait Any Longer LI title Jimmy Hughes, 3.3!) South Illinois street, thinks summer ought to be here lv this time. Ills teacher differs wtth him. So dries the weather man. Anyway, Jimmie tramped into his „ room at school No. 0 yesterday bare fcote-J. His teacher sent him home. Me was back again in a few min ute* still shy the shoes. Hi* teacher Is stumped. Chicago Labor Leader Shot Down in Office CHICAGO, April 13. Police today were searching for the slayer of E. J. Coleman, Chicago labor power and political lead er, who was shot and killed in his of flee here Inst night. Coleman wan an official In the Chicago Teauislers' association. In n statement to police before he died. Coleman named two n.en ns threatening to "get" him. John I (nicy was held today pending investigation. SIOO Gift Rewards Police ‘Efficiency The pollee department pension fund to day I* enriched by a gift of SIOO from Leo Maas of the Maus-Neimeyer Lumber ('ompanj. Mr. Maas wrote a letter to t'bauneey. Manning, m pervisor of detecl4)v%|. con gratulatlng him on the work of the po lice department in arresting two alleged safe crackers, the arrest of William Ray, slayer of Martha Huff and work of the department in general. ■ • ' Offers Rooms at Jail at $1 a Day LOUISVILLE. April 2.3-The .Tef ferson county jail today extended an Invitation to the general public to avail itself of the jail's reasonable ho tel accommodations. J. TI. Barr, Jailer, announced the rale Is SI per day. Barr said he finds it neees.nry to rent the jail dormitory' In order to break even. With the advent of prohtibtion the prisoner population dropped off until now it is negligible. V S IBjr Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12a. Subscription Rates: Ma „ 50c Per 'iienth; SS O* Per Year. #t young bride to faint the other day when he carefully weighed one potato aud Informed her the price was 19 cent*. Harry Mlesse, director of the Patriotic Gardeners’ association, sees the silver lining In the situation It’s up to every potato lover to plant his own garden in potstoes, he says. MAYOR BECOMES BIG HOG RAISER Herd to Be Consolidated With That of E. A. Wiggers. Mayor Jewett L going into the hog business on a big scale. He completed arrangements today for the consolidation of his herd of Poland China bogs with that of E. A. Wiggers of Yanderburg county. Mr. Wlggers will move to Arlington place, on the Pendleton pike, the mayor's farm. Th* consolidated herd will be the fin est in Indiana, the mayor believes. 20* PIGS AND GIANT nOAk IS DEAL. Mr. M lasers' herd includes LTD h“ad, of which 113 are spring pigs. The mayor* herd consisted of fifteen brood sow*, ninety pigs and Passport, said to be ttv ttatg'-T: bear in the world. Passport was pcrciu.se J by the mayor for $70,000. O ; of the meet complete hog barn* in the world is now being constructed . t Ar’.iarum place u bouse the two herds The tarn will He made of stucco aud plastered Inside, :.uv!ug trick floors and a sal.-* pavilion in addition. It will have the most approved heat ng system with water, *: etrlc lights, a drainage and ventilating system. HALE SCIiEDI LED FOR SKIT AUGUST. The fi-*i oil* of litters from th* com bined herds wli be held u Evansr-iic, ind cn Arc, 2ft alter wV.cn date Mr. W fc'trtrs will move hi* hrd to Vr .ngtoa plrce. Mr W rgers conducted several pebib' sale* la. year at which the togs were sold for aa average ot ! 1.201 each. All were bred to Pioneer, a valuable hoar owu.-d by Mr. Wingers. Police Chief Up in Booze Inquiry Ed Schmidt. Evansville chief of police, was summoned before the federal grand Jury today a* a nitons* in an inrestiga ilon of an alleged booze ring said to hare been operating In Evansville. “PBM" Melnert. who wa* referred to in the federal investigation of th- Marian county Jail scandal as the cell bves who eperr.ted the pci or game, and Jim Bon ert. a cook and trusty at the jail under Sheriff R.iicrt F Miller, were alao called before the grand Jury. Both men are from Evansville. Mrs. Gossett Still Prisoner at Jail Mrs Anna Mary Gossett, 21, today was sift! in Jail because'of failure to furnish bond of $5 000, which would free her pending arrangement* for anew trial. Afte' a Jury which tried Mr*. Gossett on a charge of fatally stabbing her hus band, (’iDfr J. Gossett, failed to agree. Prosecutor Adams ind’eated he would make no objection ro Mr* Gossett being released on the presentation of a suitublei bond. Gotham Vice Jury Hangs; Discharged NEW YORK, April 23. The jury try ing Augustus Porter, third deputy po lice commissioner, on charges of neglect of duty, failed to reach a derision and wa* dliehnrged today. The Jury was out twenty-five hours. Porter’s wa* 'he first in a “cries o&. trials to he held following investigi. Don of the police department by the district attorney* offb-e i.i ■onueclion with a probe of vice conditions. Wheat Growers to Organize a Union KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23.—Elim ination of the “middleman” with the subsequent ir'Tease of return to the pro ducer atul decrease in price to the con sumer was the object of a wheat farm ers' union decided upon here last night. Representatives of virtually every wheat raising community In the i'nited States attending the National Wheat Growers' association meeting here voted to Join such a union. Car of Potatoes to Be Sold Out Here A car of potatoes that lias been stand ing on the Big Four tracks here since April 19 will be sold in Indianapolis. The potatoes were shipped by a Minne apolis firm to Chicago, but owing to the railroad strike was routed to Indianap olis, according to the statement made by the firm in a telegraphic answer to Stanley WyekotT, fair price commissioner. After Big Four officials notified Wyckoff that the car was on the tracks he wired the Minneapolis firm that the potatoes must be disposed of. Margaret Appears to Know Her Game Neighbors of Margaret Schultz, 441 North Illinois street, are chuckling today;. Margaret was arrested twice this wee,', by Lieut. Edward Bail, charged wltjh keeping a resort. -. / The cases were continued in city court. Margaret accused Lieut. Ball of being unfair to her. Late yesterday neighbors noticed large photographs of Ralph Lemrke, county treasurer, candidate for re-election and an important figure in the Jewett politi cal organization, in the windows of Mar garet’s home. “Looks like Margaret's hoisted the white flag," remarked one of her neigh bors- J HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PEE COPY 2 U. S. GUNBOATS SENT TO MEXICO ON PLEA OF ALARMED AMERICANS Outburst Feared as Result of Unsettled Con ditions on West Coast, Where Strict Censorship Is Believed in Operation. Y/ASHINGTON, April 2Z. —The state department this afternoon re quo*ted the navy departments send two light draft gunboats to Mazatlan and Topolbampo on the west coast of Mexico. Americas representatives at the ports and also at Frontera ask that the warships te sent. The general attitude of the state department was that the request was a matter not to he taken too seriously, and it was evident that the state department was not anxious to create any unusual comment on t&e matter. f Overalls Too Swell for Columbia Prom NEW YORK, April SL-Columhiu uciversliy lunio** will hav* to !> plebiaa at their prun. They had planned to sesr ovcr.vlls, but (ievhlcd it cheaper to rent dries suit*. V J YARDS HERE NEAR NORMAL STATUS Big Four Moves Sixty-Three Trains in Day. Indiana poll* railroads are rapidly gaining yard forces sufficient to handle ireight traffic a* it returns to normal -*. ith the clearlr.g of situations in othe-r yard*, acecrding to statement* made by off'cials irt the various lines today. The Big Four "has made the most progress !tj overcoming the strike situ ation aud now has forty engine* work ing. while the normal number is forty eight engines. Twenty-three o? the switchmen who “quit” in the walkout have returned to work and eighty five new men have ueen employed Sixty three trains were moved by the Big Four yesterday. All other lines have employed more men than are needed to move fre'ght *< long as the ti*np In other centers' except the Pennsylvania. The last named line has -e-employed only <fne striker and reported today that seven new men hail been employed. The force In the Pennsylvania yard* Is esp-'bie of handling the present voi ce.* of freight. PLAN ANOTHER CHICAGO MEETING CHICAGO. April 23 - Leaders of the “outlaw" striker* again today were to at tempt te officially end th* strike. John Gr.mau, leader of the insurgents, recently released from Jail on bond, an nounced a mass meeting of th strikers woo’d be held today. He declared a vote on returning to sinrk would he taken. Covomroent offlc 3l and railroad man agers we.re invited to attend the meet '.cg Grnnau ashed Federal Judge Landis *n*l Dia'rirt Attorney Clyv to address the meeting, bat both declined. Railroads contlnnc to report Improve ment in both freight and passenger serv ice throughout the middle west. N. Y. STRIKERS SAY THEY WILL STICK NEW YORK, April 23.-Although rail roads in the New York diatrlot an nounced passenger service normal and freight traffic more than ?50 per cent nor mal, jnt'jw strike leaders declare the men will remain away from work until their demands have i>ee.n heard by the railway labor board. GROW DEFIANT IN ST. LOUIS *T. LOUIS, April 23.—Fifteen hundred striking switchmen, meeting here today, voted to increase their demands $1 a day for each week railroad officials continue to Ignore demands of the "outlaw" strik ers. their traders announced. The switch men voted to flatly refuse to go back to work. Held to Grand Jury on Burglary Charge George Ambrose, 2337 Northwestern avenue, today in city court wag bound over to the Marlon county grand jury, under SI,OOO bond on a charge, of enter ing a store to commit a felony. Ambrose is alleged to have entered the grocery of George Chung, 991 North Illinois street, on the night of Feb. 5 last, by Detectives Deliossette and Dun cau, who arrested him. Gets His War Bonus Only 55 Years Late I.ANBING, Mich.. April 23.—The, state of Michigan Is gradually clear ing: up Its Civil war debts. George I’terce, an Inmate of the Old Soldiers’ borne at Grand Rapids, proved his claim to the Ctvll war bonus before the state board of audi tors. He will receive $431 —$100 bounty and the remainder interest. Plfrce enlisted Feb. 15, 1864, at Al bion and was mustered oat at New Orleans, Aug. 20, 1805. Forestration Urged to Hit Paper Crisis WASHINGTON, April 23.—C01. Wil liam B. G reply, chief of the United States forest service, today urged L<res tration by public agencies and private individuals to guard against future paper famines. “Public agencies doubtless must as sume the greater part of the immediate task of growing timber on our idle, cut-over land,” he said. Farm Beckons You at Vacation Time WASHINGTON. April 23.—The supply of farm labor Is only 72 per coni of nor mal and threatens a serious curtailment in food production. Secretary of Agri culture Meredith declared today in ap pealing to college students and city men to spend (heir vacations on the farms.' "The present shortage lias arisen despite the fact that wages are 15 to 23 per cent higher than last year," said Meredith. NO. 299. "Tt is a v?ry reassurtngr thing to see the American flag,” was the comment made by one high official in connection with the request for warships. Dispatches received at the state de partment indicate that there Is an unset tled condition in Mexico, which may lead to serious outburst, and it is believed it is to guard the safety of Americans in such an event that the warships have beea asked for. There aie Indications at the state de partment that a strict censorship has been set up in Mexico. No Mexican newspapers yesterday printed any articles bearing on the revo lution, despite the fact that reports here Indicate that the revolution is creating a serious condition of affairs. Private advices received in WasWngton also indicate that American officials La -'* ex i co ar becoming anxious ovar the situation and reports wer* received unof ficially that warships had been asked for. Those in close touch with Mexican con dition* were cf the opinion that the call for warships was in anticipation of trou ble, rather than because of any trouble wb.ich had occurred. SONORA REBEL CHIEF TO MEET C ARRAS ZI ST AS AGFA PRIETA, Sonora, Mexico, April 23—Gen. Calles, comander of the Sonora rebel troops, was expected to arrive here today. He will remain on the border conveni ent to the Oarranzlsta peace delegates re ported en route to Sonora. Gen. Flores, at the head of the Sinaloa invasion, now has control of nearly half of that state. Calles ordered him to mobilize several hundred additional troops before driving on Mazatlan. < arranzistas are expected to put up stiff resistance there and a siege of the pi rt may be necessary. Heavy artillery is en route to Flores. Additional troops arrived in Agua Prieto have increased the local garrison to 2AOO soldiers. CARRANZA LEADER ANNOUNCES VICTORY MEXICO fitt. April 25.—Gen. jpan Parragan, chief of staff of the Carranza army, today announced that the federal forces under command of Gen. Murgnia, In >Grege of the Tampico district, had dec sivejy ileftvited on Wednesday the rebel* commanded by Gen. Gomez. Th* announcement *aiil that Gomez had attacked Tuxpam under orders from Gen. (allcs, the object being to spread the Ohrcgon revolt through the oil fields. PRAISES SHOWING OF LIBERTYBONDS Treasury Official Points Out Conditions in Market. WASHINGTON, April 23. Liberty bonds gave a “wonderfully good account of themselves," Assistant Secretary Leff lngwell of the treasury department, said today In discussing the recent period of great depreciation of miaceUaneou* ae on ri ties. This period came to a climax Wednes day. when the New York Stock Exchange suffered the most hectic day In months through a rush of selling orders which* broke quotations of practically all secur ities. “But I am told that a feature of Thursday’s liberty bond market," said Letting well, “was the unusually large buying of small lots by investors. “Liberty bonds sre standing on their own feet without artificial support.” Leffingwell cited yesterday's market closing prices of Liberty bonds. Os the nine government issues of the great war period, seven showed increases at last night's closing over the closing prices of the previous day, when all se curities broke. Leffingwell and other treasury officials agreed in the conviction that Liberty bonds and Victory notes will reach par. Some big New York bankers were re- ’ ported making plans based on govern ment securities being at par within a year. leffingwell gave the following explana tion of why Liberty bonds an 3 Victory notes are now below par: “The Liberty bonds, like other bonds, are subject to market influences, includ ing the law of supply and demand, and theiis.market quotations have declined in consequence or the failure of the great investing public to save in proportion to the enormous expenditures of capital dur ing and since the war.” Stutz Shorts Ask Ryan J;oJ>ettle Up NEW YORK, April 23. —Interests which were short of Stutz stock when muling wss suspended on the New York, stock exchange today asked Allan A. Ryan, chairman of the board of the Stutz Company, to make a proposition for settlement of accounts. Chnrles A. Morse, chairman of the committee in charge of the short inter ests' negotiations. In a letter to Ryar. declared they had never received an of fer for settlement which Ryan said he had muile. In reply to the Morse letter Uyan said he made the offer on \1 ednesriay. Indianapolis Man Hurt in Rail Wreck BENTON HARBOR. Mich., April 23. F. E. Walker of Indianapolis and four other passengers were injured today when two coaches of Big Four train No. 39. bound for Indianapolis, left the rails and rolled over an embankment. A defective switch is blamed for the accident. Mrs. Frank E. Walker, 914 Congress avenue, believes the Indianapolis man in jured is her husband. She said this afternoon he was sup posed to be home today and that he had been in Benton Harbor. At a late hour she had received no ad vices concerning his injuries. Walker in a traveling salesman for the Western News Company of Chicago.