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Tonight, fair with frost; Wednesday, fair with slowly rising temperature. VOL JCXII. SHANK LEADS ASSAULT UPON G.O.P. MACHINE Opponents of Goodrich and Jewett Demand Election Board Places. CANDIDATES ARE HEARD A wnsnimous demand that the anti- Goodrich and the anti-Jewett portions of the republican party be represented on the election boards in the primary sort Tupesday was made by several hundred voters assembled in I<ew Shank’s warehouse last night, k The principal speech of the occasion made by Mr. Shank. demanded a square deal in the primary, and in the election. “I have just come from a sale." he said. "If th“ votes for me had beer, counted in 1017 I wouldn't have to be working now. “My brother. Carl, and a fellow named George, are county commissioners. “Then there is a fellow named Joe Hayes, who sits with them but has nothing to say, because he is gaggoc by this dsrn nayor of ours I BGES DEMAND FOR REPRESENTATION. “I move that we send a request to these commissioners that they demand of Harry Hendrickson that this bunch here tonight be represented on the election boards.” Shank declared that he is for Gov. Frank O. Lowden for the presidency and for Warren T. McCray for governor. “And I'm for Cochrane for county treasurer.” he said. “That fellow Leraeke. who is in the office now. is there as a reward for stal ing the election from me.” he asserted, referring to County Treasurer Ralph A. Lemeke. "I don't hate to be beaten, but I hate like the dickens to be robbed.” Shank then turned to a discussion of Mayor Jewett's SIO,OOO hog. “I don't know where Charlie got that SIO,OOO. but he didn't get it practicing law.” he said. "I know that boy and Jim Goodrich framed np to sell the city that darned old stink farm for $175,000. "I don't know whether he got any thing ont of it or not, but a man who would do a stunt like that and not get anything out of it is a darned fool.” Taylor Gconinger, one of the leaders in the anti-Jewett movement, also wa3 one of the principal speakers. SCORES GOODRICH AND JEWETT. ”We are here because of Goodrich’s sins of commission and Jewett's sins of omission,” he said “Jewett promised you a scientific sur vey of the street car system. 'That scientific survey is being made by Sam Ashby with the public service commission and you will soon be pay ing more car fare.” Mr. Groninger also asked that the anti- Jewett organization be given representa tion op the election boards. He named the candidates for precinct committeemen in the Seventh ward who, he said, are anti-Jewett men. Numerous candidates for county nomi nations also addressed the meeting. Dr. Richard A. Poole, candidate for the republican nomination for coroner, said he is not so anxious to be coroner as he is to beat the Jewett and Lemcke crowJ. "They are the whole organisation now,” he said. “If you want anything you have to go either to one or the other. “Then whichever one you go to sends you to the other. “I know a man who wore out two pairs of shoes walking from one to the other.’’ Charles A. Bookwalter, who was ex fContinued on Page Five.) 3 DIE, 1 MISSING IN lOWA BLAST Des Moines Gas Plant Put Out ** of Commission. DES MOINES, la., April 27.—Three men •were killed here early today In the explosior of the Des Moines Gas company plant. One other man was believed fatally in jured and another was missing- in the debris which was swept by fire follow ing the explosion. The explosion, of unknown origin, left the entire city without gas. Several firemen were injured in search ing the wreckage. Industries and residences were seri ously affected by the explosion, g Cold breakfasts were In vogue In most Des Moines homes on account of the ab sence of gas. Hardware stores did a heavy business In small oil stoves following the ex plosions. Des Moines newspapers published ex tra editions giving an account of the explosion under difficulties. They were forced to use electricity in place of gas to heat the metal pots in their linotype machines. The entire city was shaken and win dows within a radius of a half mile from the gas plant were shattered. The cause cf the accident has not been determined. The property loss will run Into the thousands of dollars. Librarians Meet Here Tomorrow The conference of library delegates appointed by the governors of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia and Michigan will meet at Hotel Sev erln tomorrow to discuss the enlarged program of the American Library as sociation. Carl H. Milan, general director of the Enlarged program movement, and C. B. fkoden, director of the central region, will speak. Charles E. Rush, city librarian, has been made state director of the move ment. State May Add 250 Acres to Forests The state conservation commission will consider buying 200 to 230 acres of land to be added to the state forest preserve near Henryvllle, In Henry county. Richard Lieber, director of conserva tion; W. A. Guthrie, chairman of the state conservation commission, and Chas. C. Dean, state forester, went to Henry ville today to inspect the land. President Attends Cabinet Meeting April 27.—President wvilson will meet with his cabinet to day. The question of the United States ac cepting a mandate over Armenia, as proposed by the San Remo conference, is one of the questions which it is under stood will be discussed. General opinion here is that the presi dent will not favor such action by the United States. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914. at Ind.. Dally Except Sunday. Postofflce, Indianapolis, Ind.. under act March i, 1879. 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 Indianapolis person. Introducing Sol Meyer, President of the Meyer-Klser bank. Q. What is your name in full? A. Sol Meyer. Q. Have you ever had a nickname? A. Chilley. Q. What was your favorite sport when you was a boy ? A.- Baseball. Q. How did you happen to meet your wife, and where did you meet her? A. Visiting in Indianapolis. A. What is your hobby today ? A. Golf and business. Q. What was your ambition when you were a boy ? A. Shoemaker. Q. What event in your life caused you to choose your present pro fession? A. Telegraph operator. Q. If you had your life to live over what profession would you choose ? A. Play golf all my life. Q. What would you do with a mil lion dollars if you had it to give away ? A. Have every one play out of doors and learn to swim. UNDERWOOD IS SENATE LEADER OF DEMOCRATS Caucus Chooses Alabaman in Five Minutes by Unani mous Vote. WASHINGTON, April 27.—Sena tor Underwood of Alabama today was elected democratic leader of the sen ate by unanimous vote of the minor ity. The caucus at which Underwood waa selected lasted five minute*. Underwood said he had no statement of policies to make at this time and that he did not contemplate an immediate visit to the white bouse. He intimated that another caucus might be held to discuss party plans. He said he had no plans regarding the treaty or the peace resolution except that he expected to oppose the resolu tion. Asked concerning the published state ment that the president will resubmit the treaty this summer, accompanied by reservations acceptable to him, Under wood said he had no knowledge on the subject and doubted that any one except the president had definite information. Underwood’s election, however, revived treaty talk in the senate today, because many republicans feel that with him as leader, it will be possible to reach an agreement on reservations. Senator Lodge and other republican leaders apparently find Underwood easier to deal with than Senstor Hitchcock, who was acting leader and in charge of the treaty. Mild republicans are ex pected to initiate a movement for agree ment on treaty reservations. It is probable that they will suggest to Underwood that he take the matter up with the democrats and that they work together to obtain signatures to an agree ment to be submitted to the president. OUR WORLD MERE DROP IN BUCKET Millions of Other Universes, So Scientist Declares. WASHINGTON, April 27.—This mundane sphere Is only a drop in the backet. After centuries of pride in our uni verse It develops that' this Is bnt one of millions of universes. H. D. Curtis of the Dick observa tory, California, declared at the con vention of the National Academy of Scientists hare that developments of powerful telescopes has proved that there is not one single universe, but possibly a million. Dr. Harlow Shapley of the Mt. Wilson observatory, near Los An geles, Cal., announced a device whereby the power of a 100-Inch telescope is increased several times, making the most powerful telescope in the world. Observations with this telescope have confirmed the existence of Si ra 1 Nebulae which Dr. Curtis be lieved to be individual universes. Dr. Shapley said. Herbert Hoover tonight will be awarded a gold medal by the aca demy for the application of science to public welfare. New York Journal Goes to 3 Cents NEW YORK, April 27.—The New York Evening Journal today announced an In crease in subscription rate from two to three cents. Increased cost of print paper was given ns the reason. Naval Academy Exams on June 22 L. N. Hines, state superintendent o' public Instruction, announced today that an examination will be held June 22 for candidates for admission to the United States Naval academy at Anna polis. The place of the examination has not vet been announced. Hunt Bandit Gang After $30,000 Haul WASHINGTON, April 27.—A gang of bandits was being hunted in Maryland, near the district of Columbia border, to day, following their holdup of the First National Bank at Sandy Springs. Francis M. Hallowell, a director of the bank, was shot and killed. The robbers made away with cash and bonds totaling nearly $30,000. Wilson Nominee in Case of War —Lewis WASHINGTON, April 27.—President Wilson will be the third term nominee if war breaks out in Europe, "as now seems inevitable,” former Senator Tames Hamilton Lewis declared here today. Lewis called on Secretary Tumulty. Afterward, he said: "The second war has followed every peace. • "If war breaks out anew in Europe the people will call on Wilson.” Jftttem MmU Mmm JURY MAY BARE BOOZE TRAFFIC AT EVANSVILLE Mysterious Night Police Boat Figures in Reports to Gov ernment Agents. WHISKY CLUBS RUMORED Sensational disclosures of an alleged booze ring which operated in Evansville may result from the report of the federal grand Jury this week, it became known today. The grand jury has been investigating the Evansville case for three weeks, and It is expected that indictments will be returned. Charges were made several months ago by L. Ert Slack, then district attorney, that bad conditions existed in Evans ville, and would be the subject of fed eral investigation. ASSISTS VANNUYS IN' INVESTIGATION. Mr. Slack now is assisting District Attorney Frederick VanXuys In the in vestigation. Earl Houck and William E. Creen, in vestigators, have aided in sifting the mass of evidence presented. Much of the evidence has been sub mitted voluntarily, it is said. Charges have been made by Evans ville people that regular “whisky clubs” existed, and that regular ship ments of liquor were made across the Ohio river from Kentucky. A police boat, the Fanoln, purchased by Edgar Bchmitt, chief of police, has been mentioned frequently in the gov ernment investigations. BOAT BOUGHT FOR BOOZE CHASING. This boat was purchaser in February of 1819 for the express purpose of ferreting out bootleggers suspected of having smuggled liquor across the Ohio river. Tales of exciting chases by the police boat were told by the crew on many oc casions, but it is slid that the smugglers always proved too slippery to get caught. One dark night SherifT Herbert Malna, in company with a force of deputies, waited on the river bank to greet the police boat. It pulled up to the shore with Eugene McKinney, city mechanician, in charge. A search of its contents revealed more than 100 cases of whisky. This was one of the many unusual in cidents called to the attention of govern ment agents during the investigation. Several city officials of Evansville. In cluding Chief of Police Schmitt and members of the force, have appeared be fore the grand Jury. Sales checks from Henderson, Ky.: bank accounts and books, files and records from Evansville have been ecx amlned, It was said, as well as cancelled checks. The alleged whisky traffic was said to have been in progress both after the passage of the Indiana prohibition meas ure on April 2, 1918. and the war-time prohibition law in 1919. More than fifty witnesses have ap peared before the grand Jury in the Evansville probe. PLUMB TO TALK RAIL PLAN HERE Road Employes Counsel to Open State Tour Sunday. Glenn E. Plumb, general counsel of the Organized Railway Employes of America, and anthor of the Plumb plan for the ownership and operation of rail roads, will speak In Indianapolis Sunday night. A meeting, open to the public, will be held In Tomlinson hall at 8 p. m. Mr. Plumb will tour Indiana, after leaving Indianapolis, speaking In eight cittee. The local Plumb Plan league, of which L. L. Lambert Is chairman, is In charge of arrangements for the meeting. ANTI-JAP RIOTS SWEEP SHANGHAI 80 Injured in Chinese City and Martial Law Declared. I>ONDON, April 27.—A Reuter dispatch from Shanghai today said the city has been placed under martial law as a re sult of student demonstrations over the government’s Japanese policy. Eighty persons were injured in disor ders In the city. A commercial cable from Tien Tsln re ports the annihilation of a Japanese army division at Habaroosk. Painter Falls From Scaffold; May Die Ed Solomon, 36, 1063 Harlln street, was perhaps fatally injured today when lie fell thirty feet. Solomon was painting a building at Rt- Panl street and the Big Four railroad, when a scaffold gave way. The scaffold collapsed after a nut on a steel support came off. 12 Hunger Strikers in Serious Plight LONDON. April 27.—The hunger strike of the 174 Irish prisoners In Wormwood Scrubbs Jail entered its seventh day to day. The condition of 12 prisoners was re ported serious. Seventy were in bed from weakness. The strike is in protest against "con tinued Imprisonment without charge or trial,” Arthur O’Brien, secretary of the Irish self-determination league said. Sugar Dealers for Pound-a-Week Plan CHICAGO, April 27.—One pound of sugar a week to each household until tho present shortage Is relieved was advocat ed here today by wholesale grocera. According to sugar buyers, unless some such step Is taken, t>he appoint ment of a sugar administrator to regu late price and distribution may become necessary. The present sugar situation was lik ened to a famine. "There is not enough sugar to go around and something must be done to prevent disappearance of sugar alto gether," said a buyer. ' —V Rent Rented Houses DETROIT. April 27. Ten De troiters thought they had solved the housing problem. Then they dis covered the “agent” who rented them houses had no authority to do so. Police are looking for the “agent.” INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1920. Evansville Boys Vow to Wear Khaki Khaki-clad class in Evansville college. The boys of Evansville college, Evansville, Ind., took note of the overall epidemic, hut saw no economy in buying new overalls when the wardrobeß of moat of them already contained khaki suits acquired while they were in the army. So they voted to wear khaki and khaki only until the end of the school year. The ban extends, of course, to white collars, which none of the students will wear until graduation time in June. BEGIN INQUIRY OF LOUIS F. POST Impeachment Sought on Charge -of Blocking Deportations. WASHINGTON, April 27.—Investiga tion looking to impeachment or dis missal of Louis F. Post, assistant secre tary of labor, on a charge of blocking deportations of aliens seeking overthrow of the government by force and violence was started tg>day by the house rules committee. Representative Hoch, Kansas, declared hundreds of radical alien deportation or ders were cancelled by Post. SEES MOVEMENT AGAINST CIVILIZATION. ’There is no doubt,” said Hoch. “that there exists a widespread and carefully planned effeort to Russianize this eouu try —to overthrow this government by ft roe and violence. ‘‘The movement Is not against orderly government, but it Is against the in stitution of marriage, the "hurch, re ligion and all the establishment* of civilization. “The attitude of a responsible official toward the law against alien annfchfsts is therefore of vital concern. There li on room in this country for aliens who coma to poison the public thought against our institutions and to preach violence against our government offi cials. They are getting off easy by only being sent home.” NAMES SEVERAL CONFESSED ANARCHISTS. Hoch mentioned the cases of Gabriel Bushkoff, Philadelphia; Enrique Magon. Los Angeles, and Paul Bosco, West. Vir ginia. who admitted that they advocated overthrowing the government by force. "The public la seeing it* laws violated." •aid Chairman Johnson of the Immigra tion committee, ”by public officials in behalf of aliens who have contempt for this government, who are trying to overthrow it and who are in league with similar revolutionists throughout the world.” The only defense matte today by at torneys for Post was that he had uo au thority to make the deportatiou re-om mendatiotia. Hoch then pointed ont that Post, who now claims such recommendations were not legal, often sent for them and acted thereon. Consolidate Plans for Fish Hatchery George N. Mannfeld, superintendent of the fish and game division of the state conservation department, today an nounced that an agreement had been reached between the department und the Marion County Fish and Game Protective association whereby the Riverside fish hatchery will be operated Jointly by the two agencies thin season. There are about 300 breeding bass at the hatchery this year and a large pro duction of game fish is anticipated. Approves $350,000 Sunnyside Bonds The state board of tax commissioners today approved the action of the Marlon county board of commissioners in author izing a bond issue of $360,000 for the making of additions and improvements to Sunnyside Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Other local bond Issues approved by the tax commission were£ Washington town ship, Marlon county, $120,000 for im provement of the Haverstiek road; In dianapolis, $20,000 for park purposes; Marlon county, $75,000 for voting ma chines; Marlon county, $200,000 for re funding courthouse bonds; Marion coun ty, $300,000 for construction of the North western avenue bridge. U. S. Sounds Canada on Wood J*ulp Ban WASHINGTON, April 27. -While final preparations were made today for senate Investigation of the print paper situation, the state department was negotiating with Canada over the question of that country’s restrictions on exportation of pulp wood which are held partly respon sible for the paper shortage. Senators in charge of the investigation announced it would begin tomorrow morning. Representatives of New York dailies will be heard first. Those who are unable to come to Wash ington will be asked to send written statements. Flying Reds Forced Down and Captured WASHINGTON, April 27.—Three com munist couriers flying In an airplane be tween Koenigsberg. Germauy and Vite bsk, Russia, have been forced down and> captured in Letvia, the state department was advised today. They had documents on their persons addressed to Lenine, coming from the western Europeon communists and so cialists and signed by Sylvia Pankhurst, James Gordon and Clara Zeloff. 7-CENT COFFEE DRAWS PROTEST Restaurant Patron Quotes Fig ures on Java and Wyckoff Makes Reply. Action of restaurant keepers of Indi anapolis In raising the price of coffee from 3 to 7 cent* a cup hits provoked some adverse criticism, rnurb of which has found expression in letters to The Times. Stanley Wyckoff. state fair price com ■ntsslonor, who approved the proposed Increase, maintains that the new price 1* a fair one. TTPICAL LETTER I ROM PATRONS. Here is a typical letter from a res taurant patron to The Times and Mr. Wyckoff t answer: •’Editor The Timea—By what basis did Stanley Wyckoff, state frJr price commissioner, arrlve at the conclu sion that coffee coata flt.s cents pef cup? "Did you hBTe to wait, Mr. Wyck off, until the reataurateura war* organized to find this out. or ia the upkeep of this organisation main tained out of the Increased profits on coffee aloes? "Let ns any that sixty cups of coffee per pound Is the average ob tained by restaurants, and not over two pounds of sugar is required with *bt one quart of cream for the sixty cups; “Sixty enpa at 6 cants S3OO “Sixty cops at 7 centa 4.20 “Now the actual coat Is; "One pound of the very beat coffee .60 "One quart of oreßm 60 “Two pounds of sugar at 30 cents 60 "Total coat SI.BO "Should the profit be $1.20 or double? “Let Stanley Wyckoff quote hi* figures. A READER.” "In the first place,” said Mr Wyckoff. when shown the letter, "I didn't arrive at the conclusion that it costs 6-5 cent* to make a cup of coffee. “That exact figure was submitted by the restaurant men and I do not know the details by which they reached it. OITLINEB POLICY OF RESTAURANTS. “This thing should be considered in figuring a restaurant's profit: For years restaurants have calculated their income on the basis of $2 return for I every $1 Invested in raw material. "It has been proved that they need j that rate of return to defray their over- | head expenses. "In the last few years the restaurants have not been doing much better than $1 for 60 cents worth of raw material. "It Isn’t possible to take one Item from the bill of fare and determine whether a restaurant man Is profiteering. “In the summer time when tomatoes are cheap the restaurant man may sell them at the rate of 300 per cent profit, ] but one must consider that he sells hot house tomatoes in the winter at the same price and heuee a much lower rate of profit. "Things must be evened up in that way. "Coffee is one of the commodities on which a restaurant has always figured oc a good margin of profit in order that short profits on some other articles may be equalized. "I am sure 7 cents a cup is not an ! exorbitant price for coffee under pres- j ent conditions and I think the restau rants are Justified in taking a 100 per (Continued on Page Five.) State Baptists Give $804,000 in Campaign The Baptist churches in Indiana have subscribed $804,000 in the New World drive, according to reports received at headquarters today. The United Brethren churches in In diana have subscribed $135,000 to date, according to E. M. Hursh. financial di rector. Other denominations partirlpatlnsr In the Interchurch World Movement drive are meeting with success, it is believed at state headquarters, although reports from out-stite churches are lacking. The campaign begnn Sunday and con tinues until next Sunday night. Wabash Levee Lets Go North of Vincennes Special to The Times. VINCENNES. Ind., April 27.—More than 12.000 acres of land are inundated north of the city today ns the result of the Ntblac levee breaking last night. Farmers had feared the levee would let go and had moved- all their live stock out of the danger zone. The Wabash along this point has been at high water stage for more than a week. Constant pounding of the turbulent stream weakened the levee and warning was sounded several days ago. Much of the property un<|er water is owned by Alien Gray, of Evansville. IBy Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Ei ewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates. , By Mall _ 60c Per Mostb> jj M p„ Teal. DEMANDS LIFE OF NEGRO FOR GIRL’S MURDER Prosecutor Brands Crime cn Bank of Eagle Creek as Fiend’s, Addressing Jury. TESTIMONY TO BEGIN The death penalty for William Ray, negro, charged with the murder of 14-year-old Martha Huff, was asked of the jury this afternoon by Prose cutor Claris Adams in the opening argument for the state. Adams brand,. 1 the crime is the work of a “fiend" ar.il a “brut*," and declared that the evidence will warrant not only a verdict of murder in the first degree but also the death penalty. Adams concluded his opening argu ments at 12:15. Mrs. Sarah Smock, mother of the slain gill, was the first witness called to the stand. She walked rather feebly to the wit ness’ chair. In almoßt whispers she related how Martha, happily ran to her and told her a man was going to give her some clothes. TREMBLING defendant CLOSELY GUARDED. Bay, trembling with fear, was led out of the courtroom at the noon reeeM by Sheriff Robert Miller, Copt. Franklin of the police department and other of ficers. I nder police protection the twelve ju ror#, who are rworn to favor a death penalty If the evidence should warrant onch a verdict, were escorted from the courtroom and to a nearby restaurant. A large crowd lined the way of the Jurors. Tier* vras no demonstration. With one exception the Jury which was sworn in shortly before 11:30 is mads up of farmers and rurallte.*. The Jurors are: John E. Evard. Jeweler. 112 North New Jersey street, city. Charles 8. Earl, farmer, R. it. 7., In dianapolis. William H. Rose, fanner. R. R. I).. Perry township. Henry R- Whitlnger, farmer. R. It. M.. Indlanpolia. David Small, fanner. It. U. J., Indlan a polls. Wiliam A. Holler, fanner, Franklin townahlp. Walter E. Holler, farmer, Franklin township. Charles J. Malnes, farmer, R. R A., living near New Augusta. Daniel Lucas. grocer, Washington township. Thomas Heimes, business man, Cassie ton. Joseph Matlock, farmer. It. It. D. Perry township. Pan! G. Schwarts. mechanical engineer, Washington township. Th* stats questioned prospective Jnrors closely to determine If they had any scruples against capital punishment. Prospective veniremen peered at the negro as they stepped into the Jurors' box to be examined DBFBNDAKT STARES AHEAD VACANTLY. Meanwhile the defendant sat staring ahead vacantly. Occasionally he wonld glance around the courtroom somewhat apprehensively. lie wrinkled his brow from time to time and every so often shifted his hands on the arm of his chair. Police were in evidence on o>l rides. Uniformed men were stationed all around the rear wall of the courtroom and grouped sentinel-like at the doorway. The police halted every person who sought to enter the courtroom. Only court attaches, prospective Jurors, lawyers on the case and newspaper men were permitted to enter. Two policemen guarded the railing opening leading to the inner court area. Outside the police were preventing per sons from going to the second floor, where the courtroom is located. Just before the deiendani was taken into the court room s sanity commission, I)r. L N. Tilson and Dr. Earl B. Rlnker, secretly appointed by the court late yesterday, pronounced Ray of sound mind. Tbe two doctors said they found the defendant of "normal mental faculties, with a conception of right and wrong.” The commission was named at the in stance of Frank Syrames. county at torney for the poor, who, under the statutes, is required to defend the negro. DEFENDANT MITE AS INDICTMENT IS READ. Judge James A. Collins took the bench a few mtautes after 0 o’clock and imme diately summoned the two doctors. At B:17 Ray was brought into the court room. "he customary motion i > quash on the part of the defendant wis overruled. The Indictment, charging first degree murder. lu five counts, was ra<l .and Ray stood mute. The court entered a pita of not guilty for him. Ray was taken to the courthouse at 7;30 through the secret tunnel from the county Jail, which has not been utilized for many years. Sheriff Robert F. Miller, Deputies Wiltsie, Kuhns and Jackson and Special Investigator Claude Worley accompanied the prisoner. At the entrance of the courthouse the party was Joined by Patrolman Arthur McGee, and Ray was escorted to a se cret room where he waited until court was called. The negro was nervous. The slightest noises appeared to dis turb him. Prosecutor Adams in his opening argu ment told the Jury that Ray lured Martha Huff to her death with the promise of getting her some pretty- clothes. "Martha and her step-sister, Nora Smock were laughing—laughing as only Innocent girls can laugh when Ray ap peared," said Adams. "Little Martha and her folks had moved to Indianapolis only about three weeks ago and were not accustomed to city ways. TELLS OF FIENDISH DESIGN ON CHILD. “They lived in Brownsburg, Ind., and that Is where little Martha spent most of her time. "This defendant' conceived a plan in his fiendish mind to lure one of the girls to her ruin and he told them that a woman he knew wanted to give some girl some pretty clothes which belonged to her dead daughter. "The two girls ran home to tell their mother about this and Martha and Nora started out to go with this defendant to a home of a Mrs Ginis, who does not exist. “Near the railroad track Ray told Nora to wait while he and Martha went to get the clothing. “Nora then took up her long vigil and waited nearly two hours, until In fear of approaching night she went home to tell her mother that Martha never came back.’’ The prosecutor charged that Ra.v walked Martha nearly three miles until be came to a deserted place near Eagle creek “Ray went into a grocery store and bought some candy, fruit and gum in (Continued Page Six.) HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY CITY SCHOOL AFFAIRS LOOSELY HANDLED, BOARD TO CHARGE Report of Examiners, to Be Submitted Within Few Days, May Accuse Director Hitt of Negligence and Unsound Policies. Carelessness, negligence and unsound business policies in the admin istration of the affairs of the Indianapolis public schools will be charged :n a report being compiled by field examiners of the state board of ac counts, it was learned this afternoon. An inspection of books and re-cords in the office of George C. Hitt, business director of the schools, was completed by the examiners Saturday, and they are working on a report which will be submitted to Jesse E. Lschbach, chairman of the state board of accounts, within the next few days. TWICE IN SAME NIGHT TOO MUCH Charles Protests When Rob bers Call Second Time. Charles Pierson considers himself thoroughly robbed today. Twice the same night he felt deft hands of robbers go through his pockets. Twice be peered into the bore of dangerous looking pistols. But they didn't get a thing. Charles says blithely—'cause he didn't have anything. He sleeps in the office of a livery stable at 2500 South Meridian street. It was 11:30 last night when a young man and women entered his chambers. “Will we awaken him?” whispered the young man. “Naw, let him Bleep." said the woman. Charlie had one eye open, but was afraid to mevv. The young man pointed a pistol at his head and the woman frisked him. They left disgusted. An hour and a half later three youths entered the office and sub jected him to the same process. Pierson told all this to the police after his nap wag Interrupted a sec ond time. “A guy can't get no rest here,” he commented. BOY, 3, DROPS OUT OF SIGHT No Trace Found of Little Richard McCreary. Disappearance of little Richard Mc 'Yeary, X years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McCreary, 3420 Ashland avenue, today mystifies the police and hundreds of persons In the neighborhood of his home who are searching for him. The tricycle which the child rode was found at Thirty-eighth and Bellefontaine streets. Richard was playing In front of his home at 8 o’clock. Soon his mother looked for him. He could not be found. NetghbOrs had seen him riding on his j tricycle. When district policemen failed to find trace of the child. Motorcyolemen Harris and Moriarlty were dispatched to the neighborhood. Their last report this afternoon was that he had dropped completely out of sight Hundreds of school children turned | amt. in the bunt during the noon hour. Richard was wearing a black velvet hat brown overcoat, tan shoes and blue I overalls. GIRL, 13, MISSING, MOTHER TELLS POLICE Mary Fender, 13, 449*4 West South street, Is missing. Her mother sobbed today as she asked the police to find her. The child went down town with a girl friend last night but left her. An all-night search by relatives failed to locate her. Police also were asked to search for Earl York, 21, 736 East Minnesota street, who disappeared Saturday night, and Thomas Hart, 43, 942 Arbor street. MEXICAN REBELS TAKE TWO TOWNS Representative in U. S. Gives Out News of Victory. WASHINGTON, April 27.—Capture by Mexican rebels of two towns and two federal military trains was claimed by Gen. Alvarado, revolutionary representa tive. here today. The Mexican embassy continued to view the situation calmly and officials expressed belief Carranza's control of Mexican affairs was still unshaken. The embassy had been without advices for several days, however Rebels took the towns of Mler and Guerrero in Tamaulipas, according to Alvarado. The federal troop trains reported taken were seized by the rebels between Cuernavaca and Iguala near Mexico City. All Americans who desired to depart left Mazatlan, on the west coast of Mex ico, April 23 on the steamer Senator, which is due at San Pedro, Cal., tomor row, the state department was advised today. CARRANZA ARMY TO START DRIVE EL PASO, Tex., April 27.—Formation of a complete Carranzista uivision to start an offensive ngainst the Sonora and Sinaloa rebels before the rainy season opens, was reported here today. The division will be headed by Gen. Manuel Dieguez, whose mission to the west coast last month precipitated civil war in Mexico. The land troops will be supported by naval forces, it was said. Mrs. Tabor Too 111 to Give Testimony PAWPAW, Mich., April 27.—Mrs. Sarah Tabor. 80, charged with the death of her daughter, Maude Tabor Virgo, will not take the stand in her own behali. It was announced when the defense started presentation of evidence at the trial here today. , Attorneys for the defense stated that Mrs. Tabor, suffering from practically a nervous breakdown, was not physically able to give testimony. T-hs case was expected to be in the hands of thenjury tomorrow morning. I NO. 302. 1 There has been considerable careless ness in the handling of school affairs for sometime, especially in the matter of paying salaries of employes working at the various schools as is revealed in records in the office of Robert H. Bry son, city controller. SEVERAL PAY CHECKS RETURNED TO OFFICE. Checks for payment of salaries of sms who had quit their positions with the board have been stopped on. several dfit ferant occasions and returned to the school office. Last month a check came through made out to Meede Pierson for payment of salary for the last two weeks in Feb ruary. it was found Piersod had quit Ms Jo i wit' 1 the school city about tire first of February and the check was returned. A similar check for paymeut of wages in April also was discovered and held up before it had been issued. Several incidents of unauthorized ex penditures for school improvement* are also said to have been discovered by the state accountants In addition to the re pairs at school No. 59, wliere some sl7,* 900 was spent on the authorization of *2,500. SAY BOARD'S ACTION MEANS BIG SAVING. A big saving to the school efty an coal supplies will be made as the re sult of orders issued to Mr. Hitt by the board at the last regular meeting, ac cording to some school officials. Last May a contract was made by the school board for 20 000 tons of coal with a leeway of 2.000 either way being grant ed. the school city tbns having author ity to purchase either 18,000 tons or 22,- 000 tons. ' The contract was made with tbe In dianapolis Coal Company for S4.SO per ton, the bid having been the second low est submitted. During the winter only 18.000 tons at coal had been purchased. Board members feared that the oppor tunity to get the remaining 4,000 tons at the contract price would be lust. ORDERED TO BIT REST OF COAL. In view of the Increased price of coal now indicated, Mr. Hitt was directed t pnrrhase the coal. It ws charged by member of the board that on many occasions during the last winter the setroois were on the verge of being caught short of fuel on account of a carelessness in buying coal. An interesting story concerning em ployes of the building and grounds -ie partment was recently brought to the attention of the board concerning re pairs ordered at School No. 22. Mr. Hitt ordered several buildings wrecked at the school and it was said that the workmen completed the job on all but one small house which was fitted np as a clubhouse. On dull days this clubhouse was used as a loafing place. Reports that gambling games haTe taken place in the “club" bouse have reached board members. 3 INJURED WHEN AUTO RUNS WILD Woman Carried Half Block on Fender in Crowded District. Three persons were injured early to day when a red touring car “ran wild” at Illinois and Ohio streets. Mrs. Mary Buckner, colored, 602 North western avenue, was carried a half block on the bumper of the car before it was •topped. She is in serious condition at the City hospital. The driver, Roy Vernon, 29, 1207 West Thirty-fourth street, was arrested by Traffic Officer Emmett Englebright, after the latter chased the car for a half block. Vernon is charged with drunkenness, operating an automobile while under the Influence of liquor, assault and battery and violating the traffic laws. The car came down Indiana avenue and dashed into the crowd. A Northwest ern avenue, street car was discharging passengers and another automobile was standing at the curb. A man and woman who, besides the colored woman, were injured were taken to their homes. Vernon told the police he was driving tbe car for Herman Winkle, who lives at the Colonial hotel. City Fireman Irwin Foosatl was knocked from his bicycle by an automo bile truck at Ohio and Meridian streets and suffered a broken Jeg. Philip J. Smith, negro, driver of the truck, was arrested on a charge of as sault and battery. Electrical Inspector Is Named by Board Edward M. Tompkins, formerly a Garaewell expert in the electrical depart ment of the city of Chicago, today was appointed electrical inspector of Indian apolis by the board of public safety, ef | fective May 1. - The city council authorized appoint ment of an electrical inspector at a sal ary of $3,300 a year at the last regular ; meeting. i Frank Schleuter, Truck Cos. 11, was pro i moted to chauffeur in the tire department, and Frank Braun, motor mechanic, was promoted to captain on reeommendatioii of John C. Loueks, Are chief. Walter B. Stern, building commission er, reported 169 permits issued during the week at a valuation of $140,504. Bank Offers City Loan of $125*000 A bid for a loan of $125,000 for the use of the city board of health was received today from the Union Trust Company in the office of Robert H. Bryson, city con troller. The trust company agreed to grant an eight months' loan „t par without pre mium and at an interest or li per cmt.