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Tonight, fair with frost. Thursday, partly cloudy, rising temperature. YOL. XXXII. WOOD BEHIND IN OHIO; LEADS IN NEW JERSEY General Is Given Only Six Massachusetts Delegates— Coolidge Gets 29. HARDING LEAD REDUCED Final results of the most hectic day in the preconvention campaign were still in doubt toda. Incomplete returns frt •* yester day's primaries showed: ZCEW JERSET. Republicans—MaJ. Gen. Wood loading Senator Hiram Johnson by 740 votes in 1.904 out of 2.005 election districts. Wood appeared to have a majority of the twenty-eight delegates. Democrats —Gov. Edward I. Edwards was practically unopposed for the state’s Indorsement and apparently will receive the support of the twenty-eight delegates at the national convention. OHIO. Republicans—Unoffrtlal returns from 8,785 of the 5,892 • cinets showed Sena tor Warren G. H-reding leading Wood by 900 votes. Harding's managers , claimed forty of the forty-eight delegates, while Wood’s supporters claimed eight. Democrats—Gov. James Cox had no op position for the democratic indorsement and will receive the state’s entire dele gation of forty-eight. MASSACHUSETTS. Republican-—Practically complete re turns showed Wood probably would re ceive six of the state's thirty-five dele gates. The others are unpledged but w-ill cast their early ballots in the convention for Gov. Calvin Coolidge. There was no preferential vote. ‘ Senator Lodge leads in delegates-at large race. Democrats—The democratic delegation of thirty-six will be unpledged. There was no preferential vote. WASHINGTON. Republicans in a state convention yes terday pledged their entire delegation of fourteen to Senator Miles Poindexter, “favorite son.’’ IDAHO. Republicans meeting today were ex pected to select Senator WilHnm Borah's slate of eight delegates. He has been campaingtng for Johnson. TRENTON. N. J., April 23.—Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood again took the lead in New Jersey’s presidential preference pru mary today with unofficial returns from 51,804 5 1,804 election districts out of 2,005 re ported. The vote was: Wood, 48,390; Johnson, 47,650. The contest was a see-saw affair from the time the first returns were received. Johnson led at first. This lead was cut down when the vote In the southern districts began to come in. When 1,115 districts had reported the general had a plurality of 1,157. The California senator then again re sumed the lead, latest figures showing him 506 ahead. . Returns from jiwu.half the district* showed the vote for four delegates-at large to be: Senator Joseph S. Fcelinghuysen, 24.- 972- Senator Walter E. Edge, 24,701; formeT governor E. C. Stokes, 22,922; former governor William N. Runyon, 18.672; Thomas L. Raymond. 18,477; John W. Griggs, 17,291: M. R. Ballard 16,390; T. R. Layden, 16,109. The two senators were unpledged but had anounced their intention of Toting In the convention for candidates who re ceived the preferential vote. Stokes Runyon. Raymond and Griggs were pledged to Wood and Ballard and Layden to Johnson. The democratic “big four,’’ which will Governor Edwards, was elected without opposition. it comprised Edwards, Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, and Mayor Fred erick Donnelly of Trenton, and James R. Nuget. LODGE IS LEADER IN MASSACHUSETTS BOSTON, April 28.—Massachusetts re publicans will send twenty-nine un pledged delegates to the Chicago conven tion, according to returns today from yesterday's primary. Maj. Gen. I-eonard Wood will receive the support of six district delegates, ac cording to complete unofficial returns. Senator Lodge leads the field with 75,- 000 votes for delegate-at-large. The other three members of the “big four” unpledged candidates were elect ed by substantial majorities. The unpledged delegates will Tote for Gov. Coolidge on the first ballot. Ex-Gov. Samuel W. McCall, pledged to vote for Herbert Hoover, was defeated b-y more than 10,000 votes. He was nosed out by Ex-Lieut. Gov. Frothingaam, Wood pledged candidate, by 1,500 votes. Russell A. Wood and Alvin T. Fuller, the two remaining candidates for dete gates-at-large, pledged to Gen. Wood, were defeated. McADOO LEADS IN PURDUE STRAW VOTE LAFAYETTE. Ind., April 28.—William Gibbs McAdoo led the democratic candi dates for the presidency in an “elec tion” ct Purdue university. The result follows: Democrats —McAdoo, 22; Edwards, 10; Bryan. 5: Palmer, 3; Cox, 3; Wilson, 2; Hitchcock, 1. HARDING IS CHOICE OF REPUBLICANS IN OHIO COLUMBUS, 0., April 28—Senator Warren G. Harding and Gen. Leonard Wood were running a neck-and-neck race for the presidential preferential leader ship in the Ohio primaries, according to flgu res compiled in the office of the sec retary of state this afternoon. Based on returns from election boards throughout the state, indications were that Harding will have forty of the forty-eight delegates. Managers of Gen. Leonard Wood’s campaign said he would have at least eight delegates. They also expressed hope of captur ing at least one delegate at large. Unofficial returns from 2,857 precincts on tho presidential preferential vote showed Harding leading Wood by less than 900 votes, with Hiram Johnson (Continued on Page Two.) Rain Cloud Has a Silver Lining EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., April 28.—Thieves removed John Emmke’s private stock. Rain fell steadily. Tho truck, liquor, family silver and a kit ot Bafeblowcr's *iols were aban doned where the truck skidded. Published at Indianapolis, Entered mm Second Claes Matter, July S6, 1(14. at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March S. 1879. Breaks Into Prison to Beat High Costs JOLIET, 111., April 28.—With the high cost of living what it is today, the only place for an honest, respecta ble burglar to be is In prison, accord ing to Robert Needham, who late last night scaled a wall at the peniien tlary here and returned to his cell. “The only way to beat the H. C. Is is to stay in prison,” he explained to the guards. Needham was sent to the peniten tiary on conviction on a charge of burglary, later broke a parole, return ing to the prison in the midst of a search being made for him. Peace Meets New Delay in Senate WASHINGTON, April 28—The absence of several republican members prevented the senate foreign relations committee from acting today on the peace resolu tion redrafted by Senator Knox, repub lican. of Pennsylvania. It was decided to hold another meeting Friday. U. S. Asks Rehearing °f Steel Trust Suit WASHINGTON. April 28.—The gov ernment today filed with the United States supreme court a petition for a rehearing in its suit to compel disso lution of the United States Steel Cor poration on the ground that it is a mo nopoly in restraint of trade. Ship Returns With 253 American Dead NEW YORK. April 28.—The transport Mercury arrived here today with bodies of 253 American soldiers dead aboard. She also carried sixty-one sick and wounded, forty-seven officers and nurses and 734 casual troops. She was expected to dock at Hoboken this afternoon. My Goodness, What’s World Coming To? ST. LOI IS. April 28.—Stenograph ers without powder, rouge, vamp curls, etc., sound unbelievable, but — The next crop—about 1.000 of them —turned loose upon St. I.ouis busi ness houses by one school here will bo that way, according to Miss M. E. Ross, manager. A strict code of business ethics taught at the school ban all things that swell drug store revenues. Miss Koss declared today. Wife Wins $4,000 in Alienation Suit Mrs. Jennie Jordan is $4 000 richer to day. A Jury in circuit court awarded her this amount in her alienation suit against Neil Marquette. Mrs. Jordan had asked $20,000. charging rh.-it Nell Marquette enticed her husband 4J.. J’Luxlk-W. Ind.. July 28. 1919. ‘Practical Peace’ for Russians Seen LONDON, April 28.—The decision* reached by the allied premier* at San Remo will result In ‘’practical peace” with Russia by the end of May. it was reported here today. There will he, however, no forma! rec ognition of soviet Russia, it was stated in official circles. Britain Refuses to Free Irish Prisoners LONDON, April 28.—A. Bonar Law. government spokesman in the house of commons, announced in the house that tho government will not release the Irish prisoners held at Wormwood Scrubbs prison. He said the government did not fear the general strike of dock workers, which is threatened by Irish sympathizers, un less the government adopts a lenient pol icy with regard to the Wormwood pris oners. President Names Salvador WASHINGTON, April 28.—Presi dent Wilson today nominated Peter Augustus Jay of Rhode Island, now counsellor of the embassy at Rome, to be miinster to Salvador, and Rob ert W. Hclmgartmer, Canton, 0., to be consul. Class 6. The nomination of former Senator Theodore E. Borton to be a member of the United States tariff commis sion was withdrawn at Mr. Burton's request. Chicago’s Catholic Colleges to Merge CHICAGO, April 28.—Merger of a score of Catholic colleges in Chicago into what probably will be the largest secular in stitution of education in the United States by grouping them under single direct >r ship under the Oxford plan will be ac complished in the near future, it was an nounced today. News of the contemplated merger was revealed through a donation of $500,000 to the Institutions concerned by Edward Hines, wealthy lumberman, in memory of his son, Edward, Jr., who was killed in France. Obregon Captures and Holds City Only 70 Miles From Mexico Capital SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 2S._Gen. Obregon. heading a heavy revolutionary ! force, has captured Ouautala, important i city in the state of Mora'os. and is oc cupying that city. This information was contained in au thentic advices received here today. Cuautala is some seventy miles distant from Mexico City in the Zapatista coun | try. Its capture is taken as an indication ! that the Zapatistas have Joined the revo i lutionary movement. Two rebel generals, Porfirio Gonzales and Oallegos, who revolted a few days ago. were reported to have joined forces and to be marching on Matamorns, oppo site Brownsville, Texas. One hundred federal soldiers from Mier, eighty miles south of Matamoras, were said to have joined them. Gen. Candldo Aguilar, son-in-law of President Carranza, was recalled to Mex | ico City when he reached Saltillo, en ; route to Chihuahua. | He Is reported to be on his way with troops to relieve Murguia. Jtitaia HaitQ ®iiws GIRL’S SLAYER IN DEATH CELL; TRIAL, RECORD Negro Ray in State Prison Few Hours After One-Day Murder Hearing. TO DIE ON AUGUST 5 William Ray, negro, condemned to die for the murder of Martha Huff, 14-year-old white girl, today Is mark ing time in his death chamber at the state prison, Michigan City. Ray will be strapped into the elec tric chair at sunrise on tho morning of Aug. 5. He was found guilty by a Jury in criminal court last night. Judge James A. Collins immediately passed sentence. ltav was taken on an early train today to Michigan City. He will be the second man to pay with his life on the electric chair from Marlon county. Kelly Robinson negro, who killed John Roe, a fanner, in Hammond's Grove on the Allisonvllle pike, Dec. 20, 1915, was the other. Electrocution was substituted for hang ing in Indiana in 1913. FOUR PUT TO DEATH IN STATE SINCE 1913. Since that time four, including Rob inson. have been put to death. John Chirka of Lake county and Harry Raslco of Vigo county were executed Feb. 20. 1914, and Robert Collier of Evansville on Oct. 16. 1914. The jury, in deciding, Ray's fate, de liberated only nineteen and one-half minutes. When the verdict w-ns read Judge James A. Collins asked the defendant if he cared to say anything. Patrlman McGee, special guard for Ray, grabbed him by the coattail and escorted him to the bar of justice. Ray was arrested two nights later, tempted to mutter a few words. “I —I, something pushed tne on, and I— passion was the cause,” ho muttered. “I didn't menu to do It. Have tnercy on me Do not take away my life.” ORDERS IMMEDIATE REMOVAL TO PRISON. “That is no legal excuse,’ -aid Judge Collin* as he ordered Sheriff Miller to take Ray at once to the Indiana state prison. Judge Collins fixed the earliest possible date for the electrocution, as the statutes require 100 or more days from the date of the sentence. Tiiere was no demonstration on jkirt of the spectators. Policemen were stationed all over the courthouse. Spectators were heard to express aatts facton over the speedy trial There mere words of prniae for fb manner Attorney Frank A. Symmes. counsel for the poor, defended Ray. In his closing remaiks to the Jury he said that lie- would do nothing to sway the Jury from its duty. When the Jury walked In to report, a death-like stillness was broken hr the sobbing es Mr*. Sarah ffmock, mother of the murdered girl A* the Jury retired they carried with (Continued on Page Five.) ULTIMATUM SENT RUSSIA BY JAPAN Demands Withdrawal of Armed Men From Siberia. TOKIO. April 23 (Delayed).—Drastic regulations compelling all armed Rus siun* in Siberian territory occupied by Japanese troops to withdraw from those areas have been submitted to the Bus- Man provisional government, according ; to war office communique issued today. All Russian warships, arms, ammunl ! tlons and barracks must bo turned over tc Japanese troops temporarily, the ul timatum said. Communications must be promptly re stored. The troop withdrawal order allows only a email number of Russian police lo remain within thirty kilometeis of all pieces where Japanese troop* are sta tioned, the communique said. The demand also includes withdrawal of armed Russians from certain strategic points on the trans-Siberian railroad. The Japanese warships Mikasa and Mlsflma yesterday landed troops at Alexandrofsky, a Siberian port, about 400 miles north of Vladivostok, accord ing to a war office communique today. Russian troops retreated without re sistance, the official report said. Japanese residents of the city were taken on board the war vessels. WASHINGTON, April 28.—Under eg cert of the warships Mikasa and Mi sblma a contingent of Japanese troops was landed at Alexanderofshl, In Si beria. on April 22, and have taken over the district, according to advice* re ceived by the state department from tho Japanese foreign office today Carload of Sugar Reaches Indianapolis One car load of sngar arrived in In dianapolis today, according to Stanley Wvekoff, fair price commissioner. This sugar will be distributed among retailers In fifty-pound lots. Wyckoff may pot on sale in a few days two car loads of potatoes which have been refused by consignees. He haa telegraphed the shippers for permission to handle them. Passengers arriving here declared they were on the last train to get through from Monterey and that the railroad line was cut behind them. No mail or telegrams have been re ceived here from Mexico City for two days. HERMOSILLO, Mex., April 28.—The revolution against President Carranza continues to grow hour by hour, accord ing to reports received at general mili tary headquarters of the secessionist state of Sonora. During the past forty.eight, hours, to day's advices state, nine federalist gar risons have revolted and Joined tbe "lib eral constitutionalist'’ forces, the name chosen for (he armies of secession. Among the forces thus throwing thalr fortunes with Sonora’s cause, it is re ported, are 4.000 men under Gen. Mo rales, and 2,000 soldiers, in the states of Durango, Naynrlt and Guerrero. Sonora troops, comprising the advanc ing army of Gen. Flores, are reported as being within iorty-elght hours of tho Important port -of Mnation. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1920. We Have With Us Today THE TIMES has prepared a ques tionnaire consisting of ten ques tions, which it submits each day to some well-known Indianapolis per son. Introducing Eli Schioss, Clothier. Q. What is your name in full? A. Eli Schloss. Q. Have you ever bad a nickname? A. No. Q. What was your favorite sport when you were a boy? A. Work. Q. What athletics did you engage or excel in when you were in school? A. Never had time for any. Q. How did you happen to meet your wife, and where did you meet her? A. While working in Chicago. Q. What is your hobby today? A. Golf. Q. What was your ambition when you were a boy ? A. To be a lawyer. Q. What event tin your life caused you to choose your present pro fession? A. Weak eyes and necessity. Q. If you had your life to live over, what. profession would you choose? A. Lawyer. Q. What would you do with a mil lion dollars if you had it to give away ? A. ÜBe it for vocational education work. FREIGHT TIEUP HAMPERS PLANTS Manufacturers Here Operate on Day-to-Day Basis. Railroads are still far behind in the movement of freight to Indianapolis, but manufacturer* here have been given re lief sufficient to keep most factories In operation at least part time, according to George M. Dickson, president and gen eral manager of the National Motor Car and Vehicle Company, whose plant was seriously threatened with a shortage of material and supplies Many manufacturers are depending on small shipments of materials which en able them to operate their plants from day to day. Lo<al freight offices reported no ma teria! change in embargo rules today, tint the embargo on outgoing shipments at the stockyards nns tightened. Chicago consignments are entirely cut off. 2 HURT, 1 BADLY, IN TRAFFIC CRASH Street Car Rams Into Wagon Loaded With Brick. Two persons were injured, one per haps fatally, when a street car crashed Into a wagon loaded with brick at Wash ington and Alabama streets at noon. (Horge Cathrell, 38, negro, son West Walnut street, driver of the wagon, wi ent about the head, his leg* were ■ rushed and it is believed he Is hurt internally. He was taken to the City hospital. Patrick Donohue, 511 Dongiass street, motorrnsn of the car, sustained an in jury to the hack and was lacerated and hrnished by flying bricks and glass. REFUSES TO GO TO HOSPITAL. He refused to go to the hospital and was taken borne Cuthreil was lodged the wag on and the front vestibule of the street car which was crushed in The wagon was partially overturned and bricks were strewn for some dis ta nee. The car was an East Washington, west bound, carrying about thirty five pas sengers. Ail were shaken up. Mrs. G Conk, 5809 Beeehwood avenue, one of the passengers, told Motorcycle Policemen Morlarlty and Harris, who In vostlgated, that ah'* rang the bel! for Alabama street, but the car failed to stop. BAYB AUTOMOBILE SKIDDED INTO HIM. John Llebhart, 50, was found in his room at Erie and Pearl streets by Dr. Richard Poole, suffering from a possible fracture of the leg. He told tbe doctor tbnt an automobile skidded into him at Meridian and Wash ington streets at 8 o’clock last night. He said the driver stopped and picked him up, but that he was able to hobble to his room. James M. Earles, 663 East Twenty fifth street, reported to fha poltce this morning, before the injury to Llebhart was known, that his machine skidded and knocked a man down at the place where tbe man was hurt. Ho said the man refused to give him his name and said he could go home without aid. Fuller Pension Bill Passed by House WASHINGTON, April* 28.—The Fuller pension bill Increasing to SSO a month general pensions of civil and Meilcan war veterans as agreed in conference between the two houses, passed tho house today. Revenue Clerks Don Jeans and Gingham Employes in the internal revenue office at the Federal building will blossom out in overalls on May day, they declared today. Clerk* in the office formed an overall club which met yesterday and completed arrangements for wearing khaki shirts and trousers during the summer in an effort to combat the high cost of living. Women employed in the .office are con sidering plans to join In the movement by wearing gingham dresses. About flftv men are employed in the revenue office. Rates Up, Phones Down Telephone subscribers in Hazelton, Ind., won a battle against the high cost of living today when the Hazelton Tele phone Company filed a petition before the' state public service commission for permission to resume a lower basis of service charge, w’blcb was changed by a recent order. The commission allowed the company a rata increase of 50 cents a month on residence phones and 75 cents on busi ness phones, effective March 5, 1920. Immediately after the new rates went into effect more than 100 telephone sub scribers ordered service discontinued. Rather than sustain the lots of patron age tbe company wishes the old rata rastered. YOUTH ADMITS CHOKING PHONE GIRL TO DEATH Michigan Degenerate Says Vic tim, ‘Tired of Life,’ Asked Him to Kill Her. USED HANDKERCHIEFS rONTIAC, Mich., April 28.— Allen Best, 24, of Flint, made a complete confession of guilt in the murder of Vera Schneid er 19, telephone operator, to authorities here today, Prosecutor Gillespie an nounced. Best, said by authorities to be a de generate with an obession ,fer women, told n weird story under questioning. MEETS GIRL FOR FIRST TIME. "1 met the girl on the street Satur day night,” Best said. "I never met her before. “We walked along for a while and then went up on the porch of the vacant house. “I smoked a few cigarettes while we talked. “Then she put her arms around iny neck and asked me to kill her. “She said she was tired of life. r.'iOKES GIRL WITH HANDKERCHIEFS. “I took out a couple of handkerchiefs, knotted them together and slipped the-n over her head. “1 thought they were around her mouth, but. the noose must have slipped farther down. • “I drew it tight but she complained it was not tight enough. "Then I pulled lighter, she gasped and then was still. “I went away and washed my hands.” SLAY 23 TRYING TO ESCAPE JAIL Strikers at Posen Try Getaway, London Hears. LONDON, April 28. Twenty-three strikers have been killed at Posen in an attempted Jail delivery, according to a Central News dispatch today. BERLIN TRIES TO DODGE NEW CHARGE BERLIN, April 28. The new allied note, formulated bv the supreme coun cil at ban Remo and charging the Ger man government wi!h bad faith In its execution of the treaty of Versailles, who the rhief consideration in governmental clrcirs today. in upper Berlin circles the note is lok>.n ns an indication of Kronen willing tie*.* to j>ermlt G< rrasny to In-reuse her >rnt*d forces beyi nd the set fi ft lire, of 1 on .000. . 1 nless Franco Is * ililng that tbit, be dou*\ government cfLdals dec’.irel that the French mllltirlita would find it !n> possible to expla’ i th“ maintenance of £ I’.er'ch army of it'O.OOC as com fiat* I with G. many’s ion axt, WHAT BERLIN CLAIMS HA* BEEN DONE. The matter of reparation I* a chief topic of discussion. It is pointed out that Germany ha* paid three billion marks (normally $750,- OOO.OdO) for foreign occupation during 1919 and that materia!* have been de livered under the terms of the peace treaty to the value of thirty billion marks (normally $7,500,000,000). Furthermore, officials declared. Ger many made apology and punished those responsible for every Insult to allied representatives that has been called to the government's attention MEMORANDUM TO BE PRESENTED MA\ 10. At the finance ministry it is estimated the amount of reparation Germany will be called on to pay during 1920 wLi be 5,000,000,000 marks (normally $1,200,000,- 000. The German charge d'affaires at I‘ar s. Dr. Mayer, will present to Premier Mil ieraud before May 10 a memorandum of Germany's financial condition. Radicals are liriuging pressure to bear on the government for the dismissal of Gen. von Walter, who commanded the relcbswehr forces in the Ruhr invasion, because of hi* alleged ruthless measures of suppression. NOW IT’S‘PAY AS YOU LEA VE’ CARS New Plan for Rush Hours Is Considered Here. Ts an experiment Is successful citizens may be paying their fares during the rush hours as they leave street cars In stead of contributing heir "Jitney” when they get on. A combination pay-aa-yon-enter or pay-ns-you-leave car was being examined by city officials today. This type of car, it is said. Is a suc cess In several large cities. The plan la to permit passengers to board the cars through front gates which are operated by the motormnn and to exit by the rear gates when the con ductor will say In a familiar way, "fare please.” It is proposed to try this method out durlug the rush hours only on outbound cars. On the trip down town the customary rear entrance will be used exclusively, according to present plans. Polish Troops Send Russian Lines Reeling I/ONDON, April 'iS.-Pollsh troops operating on a wide front have driven deep into the Russian lines between Vel hynla and Podolla, capturing Jltomtr and takeu considerable booty, according to a news agency dispatch from Warsaw today. Trial of Mrs. Tabor End PAWPAW. Mich., April 28.—Closing arguments for the state were begun to day lu the trial of Mrs. Sarah Tabor, charged with manslaughter In connection with the "hope chest” death of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Tabor Virgo. As the trial now stands the fate of Mrs. Tabor will be placed in the hands of the Jury without the state having pro duced os a witness Joseph C. Virgo, bus band of the slain young woman, and ac cused by Mrs. Tabor of responsibility for her daughter’s death. Grandmother Held on Kidnapmg Charge DETROIT. April 28. Mrs. Kate Cu sick. 60, Kalamazoo. w r aa arrested here today with her little granddaughter. Rosie Stitnar, whom she Is accused of kidnaping. Kalamazoo aiitboriUe* have been noti fied. n. lu . )By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; El6ewhere, lie. buDseription Kates. J By Matl 50c per MoDth . , 5 00 Per Tear . Bill for U. S. Merchant Marine Favored by Senate Committee WASHINGTON, April 28.—An American merchant marine operated under a reorganized shipping board is provided in a bill reported favorably to the senate this afternoon by Senator Jones of Washington, chairman of tbe senate commerce committee. The bill specifies that the board es-, tabilsh steamship lines and trade routes to tbe world markets to promote and develop American foreign commerce “un der private ownership or through private enterprise, if possible, and through gov ernment operation, if necessary.” ”Preference in the establisment of such routes through sales or assignment of ships must be given to citizens who are supported by communities primarily in terested in these routes, or by those who are already maintaining a service in the general direction of the port to be served by the new route,” it Is stated in the re port accompanying tbe bill. BRIGHTWOOD CAR CHANGES COMING City Officials to Inspect Lines Before Ordering Needs. Members of the board of public works, in company with Frank C. Lingenfelter, city engineer, will make an inspection of tbe Brlgbtwood street car lines next week with a view to ordering Improve ments in service, according to George C. Lemaux, president of the board. \ Flans for extensions and straightening lines in Brightwood are now being con sidered. The board ordered the city engineer to draw lip plans for tbe widening and resurfacing of Delaware street from Six teenth to Nineteenth streets, including the cutting off of a corner at Sixteenth Street. Mr. Lingenfelter submitted a report to the board on a petition to have East Washington street from Woodlawn drive to Audubon road resurfaced with as phalt, saying that the experience of the city with such surfaces will not Justify the improvement. The present surface of the street is of brick, and it is maintained that should It be resurfaced with asphalt the cost of maietnance will be so great that there would be little If any saving on the part of the city. The report was approve! by the board. Bids were received on the following im provements : First alley east of Park avenue, from Fairfield avenue to Thirfy-slxth street, brick pavement. A. D. Bowen. 83.71 per lineal foot; Graceland avenue, from Forty-second street to Forty-third street, bituminous concrete pavement. Union Asphalt Company, $11: Webster avenue, from Washington street to Lowel! avenue bituminous concrete. Union Asphalt Company. SIS; Tecumseh street, from St. (’.sir street to Pratt street, cement walks. Indiana Asphalt Company. $3.63. No bids were received for the improve ment of Centeunla! street, from Tenth street to the first alley north of Twelfth street. BLUE? WELL, LET ~*mC> EXPLAIN Sun Is Shut Off From Your Brain , He Declares . Ho hum. and a couple of yawns! Old friend, “Doe.'* has let the secret out. He has gone and told us why a guy feels blue in this kind of unseasonable weather. Here it goes: "The therma center* of the human mechanism located anatomically in the medulla oblongata Just antero-posferious to the crus pans and sympathetically connected with the interna! lybriable and o.slcals of the pinnia are. by virtue of their extreme sensitiveness, directly af fected by the Beta Bays radiating from the *un. "During cloudy weather the Reta Rays necesary for the stimulating effect on the therma centers are Insufficient to cause temperature registration.” By which "Doc” meant that there is something like a thermometor located back of the ear wfiich registers tho weather and upon which depends one's degree of gloom or Joy. LAUDS IDEALISM IN BUSINESS MAN International Secretary Ad dresses Kiwanis Club. That the spirit of American business men is esssentiaily one of idealism, and not wholly the pursuit of pergonal profit, as has been so often charged, was em phasized by the address of O. Samuel Cummings, international secretary of Kiwanis clubs, at a luncheon of the local organization in the Rainbow room of the Severln hotel today. Mr. Cummings was present as a guest of honor. The Kiwanis club, in about ten min utes’ time, bad not only committed it self to the erection of a $2,000 hut sot Boy Scouts on the reservation adjoining Ft. Benjamin Harrison, but had also. In about five minutes more, pledged SI,OOO for its maintenance -not to speak of the deluge of offers to furnish the hut with everything 1t could possibly need in the way of equipment. One member even offered to furnish the snow and ice which so beautifully surrounds a drawing of the proposed But by Robert Frost Daggett, architect, and member of the club. The liberality and public spirit shown by the local business men was pointed to by Mr. ('umraings as an example ot what the organization really meaus. Explosion Rocks New England Town F,l ERETT. Mass.. April 29. Several persons were seriously injured and many others slightly hurt by a terrific explosion which wrecked one of the buildings of tbe General Electric plant in West Ever ett this afternoon. Scores of physicians and all the avail able ambulances in that section of Ever ett were rushed to the scene. Banker to Speak on Blue Sky Situation w. D. Breed, of Chicago, member of the firm of Breed, Elliott & Harrison, will deliver an address on “The Blue Sky Situation,” at a dinner of Group Four of the Indiana Bankers’ associa tion at the Chamber of Commerce this evening. Other speakers will be R. W. Akin, of Sullivan, president of the bankers’ nsso eition, and Merle Sidencr, of the Sidener and Van Riper Advertising Company. Group Four includes bankers of Tipton, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Mocgan, Johnson, Hancock and Marlon counties. More thus 360 are expected to attend the dinner. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY This report is signed by Chairman Jones and Senators McNary, Oregon: Fernald, Maine; Calder, New York, and Colt, Rhode Island, republicans; and Fletcher, Florida ; Chamberlain, Oregon ; Ransdell, Louisiana, and Simons, North Carolina, democrats. Provision is made in the bill for re organization of the United States ship ping board with a membership of seven two from Pacific states, two from At lantic states, one from a gulf state, one from a Great Lakes state and one from an interior state, no two to be appointed from the same state. ‘OTHER WOMAN ’ NAMED IN PLEA Mrs. L. G. Howard Files Suit for Divorce. Mrs. Snsan N. Howard, formerly of 608 East Twelfth street, and giving her oc cupation as a social service worker of this city, today filed suit in superior court, room 5. for a divorce against Louts G. Howard, an employe at Planner & BuehJnan. funeral directors. It is alleged Howard refused to sup port. his wife and that he was intimate with a woman known as “Mareee.” Mrs. Howard asks that her maiden name of Susan Noble be restored. Mrs. Bessie Bridges of 1432 Olney street, also filed a suit for divorce in cir cuit court against John R. Bridges. 3027 North Illinois street, because he is al leged to have refused to work steadily and spends a great of his time playing pool. Mrs. Bridges claims she was compelled to work to support herself. SENT WARNING OVER RAY CASE East Side Man Threatened in Anonymous Note. A threatening note received by Charles Roberts. 1662 North Arsenal avenue, as a result of the case of William Ray, negro murderer, was turned over to the police todsy. Roberts said the note, which was rnonymous, threatened to “get him.” "Yon’Te talked too much and you mustn’t judge the whole colored race by the criminal actions of one man," it read. Roberts’ daughter Myrtle was enticed to Brookside pjrk by Ray. but her mother followed her anil Drought her home. The note was found es the Roberts porch last night ny Myrtle. Tbe handwriting and naming were I oor. COALMENFAVOR ONLYFAIRPRICE State Retail Dealers to Pay Visit to Mines Tomorrow. Indiana retail coal dealers today went on record in (resolutions adopted at their fourth annual convention as disfavoring any attempt to secure other than a “fair marginal profit” in that business. Henry L Ditbmer of Indianapolis, president of the Polar Ice and Fuel com pany, chairman of the resolution com mittee, made the report. The raaolutlon expressed a desire to help readjustment of conditions between capital and labor, as a benefit to the re tail coai business and badness in gen eral. Walter McDougal, of Indianapolis, spoke on the need of dealing fairly with the nation’s tax laws. E. E. Heller of Indianapolis is presi dent of the association. Ellery B. Gordon, Philadelphia, and Morton A. Gould, president of the In diana Bituminous Coal Operators’ as sociation, spoke at the afternoon session. A banquet and entertainment will be given tonight. Tomorrow a special train will take the party to ecal mines near Clinton and Term Haute. Sane buying of coal on the part of consumers and cautious purchases by ro ta !1 coal merchants to prevent a "run away market.” were urged in the address of the president. About 500 are attending the conven tion. Righto, Prof., It’s Matter of Taste UHIOIAGO. April 2*.—Dignified professors at the University of Chi cago were bemoaning today their failure to attend a co-eds vaudeville show here last night. It was shameful, said Rev. M. F. Boynton, pastor of the W’oodlawn Baptist church, and president of the Illlnnin Vigilance committee. “All a matter of taste; 1 wish to thunder I had been there,” said Fros, James W. Linn. Ships Crash in Fog, but No Lives Lost NORFOLK. V*., April 28.—The United Fruit steamer W. D. Noyes was struck by the British steamer Barranca In a dense fog near Tqimble Shoals lighthouse early today. A large hole was torn in the how of (lie Barranca. The collision occurred when the Bar ranca attempted to pass the Noyes at anchor in the roads. The Noyes lowered boats, hut the Bar ranca messaged that she did not need them and was later taken in tow. Real Estate Board Condemns Nolan Bill Resolutions condemning the Nolan bill, pending in congress, which provides for a federal tax of 1 per cent on real estate valued at SIO,OOO or more, were adopted by the Indianapolis Real Estate Board at the weekly meeting today. Copies of the resolution will be sent to Indiana representatives in congress. The Capitol Avenue Protective asso ciation asked the support of the real estate board In their efforti to keep colored people from buying property or. Capitol avenue between Sixteenth and Thirty-eighth streets. CONSCIENCE PROMPTS SUICIDE. LITTLE FALLS, N. ,Y., April 28. Conscience stricken because ot desert ing ber husband and three children, Mrs. Ftrank Bruno, Cleveland, 0., swallowed mercury tablets at her heme in Frank fort Sunday and dW last evening. NO. .303. CORONER FAILS TO INVESTIGATE JAIL BEATING Records Show No Effort to Find Out if Insane ?lan Was Victim. INDICTMENT JN CASE Lester Mitchell, a former cell boss at the Marion county jail, is under Indictment for assault and battery on Kirby L. Bowen, a man who was confined in the jail, where the assault is alleged to have taken place, and who died shortly thereafter at the Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane. Bowen, according to the finding of Coroner Paul F. Robinson, died of “mitral stenosis, chronic, interstitial.’* which, in laymen’s language means a chronic diseased condition of the heart. No attempt by the coroner to ascertain whether Bowen’s death was the result of, or was contributed to, by the beat ing he got iu the jail, is revealed by tho coroner's report, on file with the county clerk. In the record of the autopsy made by Dr. George R. Christian, it is stated that outwardly the body appeared normaL The record shows that only two wit nesses were called in the cae. The fir*t witness, F. J. Cayley, physi cian at the Hospital for the Insane, tes tified that Bowen was brought to the hospital March 3. 1920, in a semi-comatoM condition, and that he died at 1 p. m. March 5. ATTENDANT BATS MAN NEVER RECOVERED. The other witness, William Bennett, am attendant at the Hospital for the In sane, testified that he had been In at tendance on Bowen from March 3, when he was brought to rhe hospital uncon scious, and that he did not regain con sciousness. He testified that Bowen died at 1 p. m.. March 5, after he had been at the hospital about forty-five honra. Neither witness was asked concerning evidence of any outward injury to the body of the man. Testimony was given in the hearing in federal court to the effect that an insane man was beaten by attendant* at the county jail so severely that ne later died. It developed that the man referred to was Bowen. Coroner Robinson is a candidate for tbe republican nomination, to succeed himself. He is opposed by Dr. Rich ard A. Poole, and friends of Dr. Poole <so not hesitate to declare that in tile Bowen case Robinson demonstrated hta unfitness to be retained in office. They say fhnt had he made any effort to ascertain the facts connected with th death of Bowen he would have uncov ered the scandal about the jail long before it became necessary for the tod oral court to mterVre in the manner ia which the jail was conducted under Sheriff Miller. In another case, that of an insane negro who died at the county hospital for the insane at Julietta, the coroner found that "while there is no evidence a blow was the direct cause of deg;h, there is a strong possibility that treat ment caused his leath.” Nothing further was ever done about it, so far as the records show-. This case was that of James Holder, 950 West North street, who died at the hospital Jan. 21, 1919 The coroner found that death wa* caused by dementia peretiea, while the immediate cause was cerebral apoplexy. The statement concerning the possi bility of th' treatment received by the man at the hospital being the cause ot death follows the statements of these ea uses. SISTERS TELL OF VISIT TO HOSPITAL. Helen Romans, 814 Blake street, sis ter of Holder, testified that on January 19, 1919. she and her two sisters, Elis abeth Robinson and Tolly England, saw their brother at the hospital. She said a blanket was thrown over him, his feet and ankles were bandaged and he had an abrasion on the left side of his face. She said an attendant had at first re fused to permit her and her sisters to see him. Elizabeth Robinson testified that on tbe occasion of their visit the patient was held up by attendants and that he groaned and kept his eys shut most of the time. Polly England's testimony was vir tually the same. James Shelton, 516 North California street, an undertaker, testified that there was a bruise on the head, and another on tbe left side of the stomach, a large dent in the pit of tho stomach, as if it had been made by a blow from a blnnt in strument nnd a fresh scar on the left leg. Loren A. Hyde, superintendent of the hospital, testified Holder attacked an at tendant named Edney and that it had required four or five men to hold him. He said the patient was not assaulted. BELIEVED MARKS CAUSED BT PATIENT. Mr. Hyde said he believed the marks on the body were caused by the patient himself. Joseph Seifert, a steam-fitter, who was working at the hospital at the time, tes tified that he saw an attendant repeated ly kick Holder and that he was choked to force him to take medicine. it is well recognized that it is the duty of the coroner to recommend a grand jury investigation under such circum stances as these and that the coroner haa the ability to have persons held to tho grand jury for investigation in such cases. There is no public record that Robin son ever did anything of the kind. It is a fact, well known to newspaper men, that he interfered with efforts to wnk* public the testimony in this ease. Another case which the coroner inves tigated, but about which nothing was done was that of Lilly Fryman, 16 years old. who died July 20, 1919. The coroner's verdict shows that death was due to internal hemorrhage and ty phoid fever. Joe Fryman, father of the girl, testi fied that he believed Dr. E. E. Cabal had called an ambulance to take his daughter to the city hospital at noon July 20, and that the ambulance did not arrive until 8 p. in. and that thi girl died at 7:45 p. m. Robert Preble, ambulance driver, test ified he received the call at about 7 p. m. and that he answered it immediately. Helen Newport, telephone operator at the hospital testified that the call came (Continued on Page Two.) Daily to Suspend at Montpelier, Ind. HARTFORD CITY, Ind* April 2&— The Montpelier Herald, a daily news* paper, will suspend publication to definitely next Saturday because ot the shortage of print papen.