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Tonight and Friday, fa - ';
►somewhat cooler.
vol. xxxm.
Anyway, He Insists, It Would Cost a Million
Dollars to Circularize Every Voter
in United States.
BOSTON, May 27. —Maj. Gen. Wood said today he had no connection
Ci the handling of the financial end of his campaign; he declared that he
confidence in Col. William Cooper Procter, who has charge of the
finances and pointed out that it would cost $1,000,000 to mail circulars to
every voter in the country.
This estimate, he stated, wa3 based on 33,000,000 male and female
voters at a cost of 5 cents each.
The .general made this statement upon his arrival from the republican
state convention in Vermont.
CoL Procter testified before a senate*
subcommittee in Washington late yester
day that approximately Sl.t'iOO.<) had
been spent in Ibe Wood campaign.
Procter said he had personally sub
scribed $300,000 and that the remainder
came from various other sources.
He testified that most of the money was
spent for publicity. !
BUTLER $40250
WASHINGTON. May 27.—Contributions
to the campaign of Nicholas Murray But
ler of New York for the presidential
nomination total $40,350 to date, accord
ing to the testimony of John B. Davies,
manager of the Butler campaign and jus
tice of the municipal courts of New York,
who appeared before the senate commit
tee investigating campaign expenditures
There hare been five contributions of
53.000 each, Davies stated.
One of these was made by G. Dunn, an
engicee - of New York, and another by
William C. Deltas, also of New York.
A presidential campaign for William G.
MrAoo was formally launched at a meet
ing of McAdoo's friends here last night.
Rev. Dr. Burris Jenkin3 of Kansas City,
Mo., told the committee.
Dr. Jenkins said those who attended
the meeting, besides himself, were Jouette
Shouse, assistant secretary of the treas
ury : Daniel Roper, former internal reve
nue collector; Frank Wilson, director of
in Liberty Loan campaigns;
Kooert Wooley, member of the interstate
commerce commission.
Dr. Jenkins said he had been requested
to place McAdSo's name in nomination at
San Francisco
He declared no money ha I been spent
to boom McAdoo, that no funds are being
raised and that there is no McAdoo or
Jenkins read a letter he said he received
from' Shouse Inviting him to place Mc-
Adoo in nomination at the San Francisco
Tc letter was written on stationery of
the treasury department.
Shouse was quoted as writing in it that
he wanted Jenkins “to be able to say
there hasn't been a dollar spent in behalf
of McAdoo's candidacy.”
something’ a bolt
J. S. Darst, state auditor of West
Virginia. Wood’s manager in that state,
who followed Jenkins, said ‘no man." no
matter how popular he may be. can go
into the fifty-five counties of our state
and make any campaign for less than
41.000 a county.
“As delegates we feel we are under
. moral obligation to vote for Senator
r uj^eiland on the first ballot, bat if
(( ontiDued on Page Two.)
Ab€ Hammond Accused of
Complicity in Assault.
Indicted on a charge of being an ac
cessory before the fact in an alleged
criminal assault on a feeble-minded girl.
Abe Hammond, giving his age as 50 and
feis address as 1533 Shepherd street, was
Qftar arrest today following his appre-
WRalon by Sergt. Volderauer and Patrol
man Tague.
. Hammond is being held until bond of
SI,OOO is given.
He was jointly indicted with another,
who has not been arrested, and whore
name can not .be made public.
Prosecutor Claris Adams stated that
a man giving his name as Murat Mc-
Daniels has been bound over in the
same case from the city court and Is
now waiting action' by the grand jury.
According to Mr. Adams, a young jHrl.
said to be mentally deficient, was
brought from her home to meet Mc-
Daniels in Indianapolis under the pre
tense that McDaniels would marry her
and give her a fine home.
Prosecutor Adams stated that the girl
wiU soon be a mother and that McDan
iels did not marry her.
The indictment alleges that this state
of alleged facts was brought about by
Hammond and a second party not as-yet
under arrest, by influencing the girl to
come to Indianapolis.
Doctors are scheduled to make a re
port tomorrow to the prosecutor on the
result of their Investigation of condi
tion of the girl.
Several charitable organizations are in
terested in presenting the to the
Switchman Fatally
Hurt Between Cars
R. H. Keller, 38, of 2033 Laurel street,
was fatally injured today when he was
crushed between two freight cars in the
Belmont yards of the Pennsylvania rail
road. where he was employed as a switch
Keller was rushed to the St. Vincent's
hospital, where he died a short time after
his arrival.
C. T. Craigle, 508 South Missouri
street, was conductor of the train which
struck Keller and John Zink. 614 South
West street, was the engineer.
ratify acstrian peace.
PARIS. May 27.—The chamber of
deputies has ratified the peace treaty with
**His Pants Stolen,
Police Chief Quits
ASHLAND, Cal.. May 27 Police
Chief Tony Hinkle resigned after a
burglar stole his trousers and the Jail
“I can make more money In the res
taurant business anyway," he said.
Published at Indianapolis.
ln<L, Dally Except Sunday.
Says Frick Gave
Dinner for Wood
WASHINGTON. May 27.—How Gen.
Wood was entertained by Henry C.
Frick, the steel magnate, a year ago,
at a dinner of some thirty or forty
financiers, was revealed today by John
T. King, republican national commit
teeman from Connecticut.
King, who severed his relations with
the Wood campaign in Janaary, ap
peared before the senate committee
investigating preoonvention presi
dential campaign expenses and con
King raised $91,000 for the Wood
campaign before he severed his rela
tions with it in January, he testified.
IPs Popular Refrain as the
Chinese Sing It.
CHICAGO. May 27.—Wnh Hoh
Owan Seans Nun.
That's the reason for the high cost
of straw hats.
Chinese laborers, rebelling against
low wages paid for making straw
brald. are going into other industries.
Local straw hat dealers say it
means this country will have a straw
hat famine.
Straw braid, used for making straw
_ hats, is chiefiy imported from China.
Yung Chinese laundryman.
gives the reason.
“They want more money," Is the
English of it
Dealers say Chicago straw hat
supply wil! be less than 250,000.
According to the manager of a
string of haberdasher shops, half a
trillion Cblcagocr* bought strawr
. Straws v.err silling from S3 up hers
•roday. > Some Panamas could be
bought for S2OO
Champ to Run for
Congress Once More
JEFFERSON (TTY. May 27. Champ
Clark of Bowling Gre“o, Mo., filed dec
laration with the secretary of state yes
terday for fse democratic nomination for
Canada’s War Bill
Put at §1,871,000.000
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 17 —Canada s
claim against Germany for reparation
for losses sustained by the country and
by individual citizens during the war
has been forwarded to England for
presentation at a conference of repre
sentatives of all parts of the British em
pire, soon to be held in London, and sub
sequently at an interallied conference at
The bill rendered by the Dominion is
for a total of $1,871,000,000.
Calls It Sin to Die
Before Age of 100
CHICAGO May 27.—1 t is a serious
offense to die before you are 100
years old. Dr. W. S. Stadler told the
Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs
here today.
Old folk with stiffening points and
slowing brains should fry a shot of
jazz. Stadler said.
Pair Wanted in
St. Louis Arrested
John L. Broderick. 23. of 335 South
New Jersey street, and Ezra Faekler. 40.
of 311 Bicklng street, were arrested, to
day on the charge of being fugitives from
The arrest was made by Detectives
Duncan, Roche and Fossita, following the
receipt of a telegram from Eustace C.
Wheeler, assistant United States attor
ney at St. Louis.
The telegram said the two men will be
charged with violating the postal laws,
and instructs the police to hold them un
til the arrival of federal officers from
St. Louis.
Thieves Get $3,000 in Jewelry
and Money in Robberies Here
A total of $1,470 in money and bonds and jewelry valued at $1,587
were obtained by thieves in a series of daylight robberies today.
The largest single amount was taken from the home of Mrs. Mary
Clifford. 724 Dorman street, where a thief obtained a total of $1,470 in
cash ard a SSO Liberty bond.
Mrs. Clifford told Bieyclemen Hudson i
and Landers, who Investigated, that she
returned home from a trip down down
at about 11:20 o'clock and found a young
man in the house.
She said the man told her there was a
thief in the house and that he had coma
in after him.
Mrs. Clifford told the police that the
man acted as if he were about to draw
a revolver and she ran out of the house
in search of help.
When she returned the man was gone
and it was found that $1,455 in money
had been taken from a table drawer in
the front room and that sls in cash and
a *SO Liberty bond had been taken from
another part of the house.
A number of persons who saw the man
described him as being about 20 years
old and as wearing a green suit.
He had gained entry through a rear
jttirtaita Haifa ©mte
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March S, 1879.
Paul Glaser Asserts It Is
‘Symbol of Fellowship of
Human Race.’
The red flag is not a symbol of
revolution, but “a symbol of the
fellowship of the human race,” Paul
P. Glaser of Gary, a Russian, told
Judge Anderson when he appeared
in federal court otday to answer a
charge of obtaining citizenship
papers throqgh fraud and of being
an enemp to organized government.
Glazier, who acted as this own attor
ney, smiled while Frederick VanNuys,
United States district attorney, read the
Glazier then read his answer.
He denied that the obtained his citi
zenship papers through fraud, that he
was a disbeliever in organized govern
ment, that he never believed and re
spected the constitution of the United
States ami that be did not believe in
the organized government of the Ulnted
LATE IN 1906
He said he came to the United States
from Russia, through Austria, in October.
1906. and that since ihat time he has
believed in the government of the United
States and supported the constitution.
Among the witnesses who appeared
against Glazier during the morning ses
sion of the court were: W. F. Hodges,
mayor of Gary; Otto J. Bruce, a lawyer
of Crown Point; George E. Hurshman,
another lawyer of Crown Point; Lewis C.
Christopher, a reporter of the Gary Post;
Charles K. Shaw, a lawyer. 743 Union
street; Oscar Janowski of Chicago, a
special agent of the intelligence divi
sion of the war department; George E.
Brosken and Samuel H. Reck of Gary.
Most of the witnesses testified that
Glaser made unpatriotic utterances in
their presence, that he had denounced the
Mayor Hodges stated that Glaser came
to his office in Gary and asked permission
to have a red flag carried before a parade
of the socialists.
Mayor Hodges said when he told Glaser
that would be a revolutionary act. Glaser
replied that Washington and Lincoln
were revolutionists and that being a revo
lutionist did not detract from a man's
Mayor Hodges also testified that Gla
zer threatened to call out 16.000 steel
workers or Gary to take the city by
force and that hA said “all hell” could
not stop them when the mayor refuseu
to allow a general parade that would
have lasted over night and would hare
been led by a red flag
In the cross examination, Glazer said
a roil flag did not denote revolution and
opposition to organized government, but
that it was the symbol of the "fellow
ship of the human race."
He furtaei itsUd ..tat ona egiment
of the Union army a; the battle of
Gettysburg was le.l by s red flag and he
said that he had no thoughts of revolu
tion when he asked permission to head
a parade with it.
Mayor Hodges farther stated that
Glaser's office In Gary was used for the
headquarters of steel strikers and social
Mr. Christopher read an article from a
Gary paper, in which he said "a bloody
Monday will be held to celebrate the sec
ond anniversary of the Russian red revo
Christopher said that Glazer extended
an invitation to all his friends to attend
this celebration, but that he would not
tell him where the celebration would be
Christopher said that Glaser extended
Glaser that he would probably hold a cel
ebration In the jail ii he tried t.o execute
his plans he said Glaser replied that
“they can not get me.'
In his cross-examination of Bracken,
Glaspr asked Bracken if he assisted
Palmer In organizing the communist
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Admiral Says Testimony Has
Borne Out Remarks.
WASHINGTON, May 27—Contending
his charges against the conduct, of the
war by the nary department have been
“borne out by the testimony of nearly
all the department's witnesses," Rear
Admiral Sims today resumed the stand
before the senate subcommittee conduct
ing the investigation.
“The testimony of the department's
witnesses has in almost every case com
pletely borne out the conclusions of my
letter of January 7, 1920. and the sum
mary of my testimony before this com
mittee in last March." Sims declared.
Secretary Wilson’s
Wage Plan Rejected
WILICES BARRE. Pa.. May 28.-By a
unanimous vote the convention of an
thracite miners today rejected Secretary
of Labor Wilson's plan of wage settle
ment with operators.
Mrs. Clifford told the police that she
had just taken the money from a hank
to pay for improvements on her home.
At almost the same hour a daylight
robber ransacked a house at 2354 North
Capitol avenue, obtaining Jewelry valued
at $1,597.
The li.rgest loser in this ease was Mrs.
Clop S. Pruitt, si v lives at that address.
Jewelry worth a total of $1,450 was
taken from her. she told the police.
Mrs. Charles Baxter of the same ad
dress told the police that the robber
had taken $157 worth of Jewelry belong
ing to her and Mrs. Jean Montgomery
of Chicago. 6ister of Mrs. Pruitt, re
ported that a watch worth $52 was taken
from her.
No one In the neighborhood saw tha
thief whop is believed to have entered
through a* open frost door.
Declares It Is in Effect a Complete Surrender
of U. S. Rights So Far as Teutons
Are Concerned.
WASHINGTON. May 27. —President Wilson today vetoed the Knox
peace resolution declaring an end to the war between the United States
and Germany and Austria-Hungary.
The resolution, Wilson declared, ‘‘is in effect a complete surrender
of the rights of the United States, so far as the-German government is
The test of the message follows:
To the House of Representatives:
I return, herewith, without my sig
nature, house joint, resolution 327, in
tended to repeal the joint resolution
of April 6, 1917, declaring a state of
war to exist between the United States
and Germany, and the Joint resolution
of Dec. 7, 1917, declaring a state of
war to exist between the I'nited
States and the Austro-Hungarian
government, and to declare a state of
I have not felt at liberty to sign
this joint resolution because I can not
bring myself to become a party to an
action which would place iueffarable
stains upon the gallantry and honor
of the United States,
The resolution seeks to establish
peace, with the German empire with
out exacting from the German gov
ernment any action by way of setting
right the infinite wrongs which It did
to the peoples whom It attacked and
whom we professed it our purpose to
assist when we entered the war.
Have we sacrificed the lives of more
than 100,000 Americans and mined
the lives of thousands of others and
brought upon, thousands of American
families an unhappiness that can
never end for purposes which we do
not now care to state or take further
steps to attain?
The attainment of these purposes
is provided for In the treaty of Ver
sailles bv terms deemed adequate by
the leading statesmen and experts of
all the great peoples who were asso
ciated In the war against Germany.
Do we now not care to Join In the ef
fort to secure them?
We entered the war most reluc
Our people were profoundly disin
clined to take part In a European
war. and at laat did so, only because
they became convinced that It could
not In truth be regarded as only a
European war. but must be regarded
as a war In which civilization Itself
was Involved and human rights of
every kind as asolnst a belligerent
Moreover, when we entered the
war we set forth very definitely the
purposes for which we entered, part
ly because we did not wish to b*
considered as merely taking part In
a European contest.
This Joint resolution which 1 re
turn does not seek to accomplish
any of these objects, but In effect
makes a complete surrender of the
rights of the United States so far
as the German government is con
A treaty of peace was signed at
House leaders this afternon agreed to call the veto message up in the
house for action tomorrow.
Besides Wife ‘Love Pirate f
Held Has Many Fiancees.
LONG BEACH. Cal.. May 27 John R.
Dew of Belleville, 111., alleged "love
pirate.” under arrest here charged with
embezzling $2,500 worth of diamonds
from Miss Margaret McCormick and her
sister. Mrs. J. K. Redmond, of Sterling,
Colo., has a wife living in Chicago, it
became known today.
Love letters from women in practically
•very section of the country were found
in Dew's trunk when the police opened
According to a message received here
from the chief of police at Denver, Dew
was convicted there in 1919, on a charge
of obtaining money under false pretenses
while posing as the grandson of the late
Adolphus Busch.
At the time of his arrest in Denver,
it is declared Dew was engaged to marry
Miss Wilma Myers, daughter of a Los
Angeles banker.
Director of Defunct
. Firm Sued for $922
Judgment of $922.42 today was asked In
a suit filed in superior court, room 2, by
Marie Portesh against former directors
of the insolvent German Investment and
Securities Company for funds said to
have been on deposit at the time of the
company's failure.
The following were named as defend
ants to the suit: Philip J. Hauss. Frank
H. Rupert. George Seldenstioker. August
Woerner, Louis Metere, Gottfried Mon
nhtger. William Meyer, Fred A. Mueller,
Herman E. Renne and Christopher Bern
PPP. What’s What
'ln Indianapolis
'i If ir “Know Tour Own
.0* jjljjl Home Town"
Md (Zy the Reference Department Indtanaptlit
Public Library, C. E. Rush, Librariai)
How was mail first brought to Indianapolis?
It war. received in a roundabout way, brought by any one who lived
on the road, and passed along from cabin to cabin. Later a private
carrier, Aaron Drake, was employed. He carried the mail on horse
back from Connersville, the nearest, postofflee, sixty miles away. His
arrival was an event. The sound of his horn brought all the people
out to meet him. Postage for letters was then 25 cents.
What was the first club of Indianapolis?
The "Athenaeum," organized in 1830.
Does Indianapolis make prevision for widowed mothers in
need of help?
The Mothers' Aid society manages Falrvlew Settlement, with Its fif
teen cottages. These are occupied, rent free, by widows able to work
who must have their children cared for during the day. The settle
ment la supported by the wr chest, private subscriptions, member
ship dues and by cash paid back by widows who have become self
',, . . .
(Series Number Twenty-three.'
Versailles on the twenty-eighth of
June last which did seek to accom
plish the objects which we had de
clared to be In our mtnds, be
cause all the great governments and
peoples which united against Ger
many had adopted our declarations
of purpose as their own and had in
solemn form embodied them in com
munications to the German govern
ment preliminary to the armistice of
November 11, 1918.
But the treaty was signed at Ver
sailles has been rejected by the sen
ate of the 1 nlted States, though It
has been ratified by Germany.
By that rejection and by its meth
ods we have In effect declared that
we wish to draw apart and pursue
objects and interest* of our own. un
hampered by any connections of In
ternet or of purpose with other gov
ernments and people*.
Notwithstanding the fact that upon
our entrance into the war we pro
fessed to be seeking to assist in the
maintenance of common interests,
nothing Is said in this resolution
about the freedom of navigation upon
the seu*. or the reduction of arma
ments, or the vindication of the
right* of Belgium or the rectification
of wrong* done to V ranee, or the
release of the Christian populations
of the Ottoman empire from the In
tolerable subjugation which they
have had for so many generations to
endure, or the establishment of an
independent Polish state, or the con
tinued maintenance of any kind of
understanding among the great pow
ers of the world which would' be
calculated to prevent in the future
such outrages as Germany attempted
and in part consummated.
We have now In effect declared that
we do not care to take any far
ther risks or to assume any fur
ther responsibilities with regard to
the freedom of nations or the sa
credness of International obligation
or the safety of independent people*.
Such a peace with Germany—a
peace which none of the essential In
terests which we had at I wart when
we entered the war I* safeguarded—
Is or ought to be. Inconceivable, ls
Inconsistent with the dignity of the
l nlted State*, with the right* and
liberties of her citizens, and with the
eery fundamental conditions of civ
1 hope that In these statements I
have sufficiently set forth the rea
sons why I have felt it incumbent
upon me to withhold my signature.
Soviet Forces Rout British
Forces in Persia.
Persian government ls fleeing to the
mountains, the capital. Teheran, being
on the verge of turning boishevlsf.
Ocupatlon of rbe greater part of Per
sta by soviet forces is reported to be
only a matter of day*.
The British forces, according to the
latest word, have been forced to flee by
the soviet invaders.
Woman’s Vote Up
Again Tomorrow
DOVER. Del,. May 27—The senate reso
lution ratifying the suffrage amendment
will probably be messaged to the lower
house of the Delaware legislature late
this afternoon and the final vote taken
The situation has narrowed down to
the necessity of a combination of demo
crats and republicans to insure sticcesa
and chances for ratification by the house
seem remote.
Dives Into Stream,
Saving Her 2 Sons
WAHPETON, N. D., May 27—The
spectacle of one son drowning with
another frying to rescue him was too
much for Mrs. E. T. Cole, the mother.
She Jumped into the Red river and
brought both to shore. Victor Cole. 3.
had fallen into the river, and Fred, 5,
had dived to his rescue when the mother
appeared on the scene.
IBy Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates. { By M .,, BOc Per Month; <5 00 Per year.
Senate Committee Flatly Re
jects Request by Vote
of 11 to 4.
WASHINGTON, May 27.—The sen
ate foreign relations committee to
day flatly refused President Wilson’s
request for a mandate over Armenia.
By a vote of 11 to 4. the committee
adopted a resolution “respectfully de
clining” to authorize the mandate.
It was drawn by Brandegee (re
publican), Connecticut.
The resolution reads:
“Resolved, That the congress hereby
respectfully declines to grant to the ex
ecutive the power to accept a mandate
over Armenia as requested in the mes
sage of the president dated May 24,
The report of the foreign relations com
mittee "ill not go into the question as to
the reasons for declining to accept the
mandate, the question being left open for
an argument of the various phases by
members of the committee on the floor of
the senate.
Senator Hitchcock, deocrat, suggested
the committee make a detailed report and
not decline lu “such a summary manner.”
He was overruled.
Chairman Bosse Declares Con
fidence Prevails in Ranks.
Confidence today prevails in the ranks
of Hoosier democracy, according to
Benjamin Bosse of Evansville, state
chairman, who presided at a conference
of the democratic state committee at the
Denison hotel.
“There is absolutely no donbt but that
the voters will rally to the standards of
the democratic party in Indiana this fall
and voice their approval of the candidates
named, for this is the year, you know,"
said Mr. Bossp.
Burt New, former legal adviser to Gov
Samuel B. Ralston, will be asked to as
sist the state committee as one of the
department directors, probably serving
as "policy manager" of the committee,
according to a statement made by Mr.
“Mr. Nen will not rank specifically as
secretary of the committee," explained
Mr Bosse, "hut he will act as oae of the
chief advisors, and will perhaps be given
policy direction."
The state chairman declared Samuel
Trabue, temporary secretary of the com
mittee, also will be asked to serve as one
of the committee r<eads.
“Anew policy will be tried out, and
the committee favors giving three or
four men, or perhaps three men and
one woman, charge of the various mat
ters that will ’obw before the committee
for consideration." said Mr. Bosse
Miss Gertrude McHugh, assistant sec
retary of the committee, will be asked
to take over the direction of women's
activities in the campaign.
The committee, decided to make a
state-wide poll of the voters, and put
forth every effort to get out a large vote
in the election next fall.
The committee discussed the raising
of a fund to make a successful campaign
and reports Indicate, a general willing
ness on the part of toe Hoosier democ
racy to financially support the com
Recommendations of state and congres
sional candidates were heard by the com
Another committee meeting, at which
all candidates will be asked to attend,
has been tentatively scheduled imme
diately following the national convention
in Ran Francisco.
All itate candidates and every member
of the state committee were present at
the meeting.
Thomaa Taggart, democratic nominee
for t nited States senator, was present to
assist in making plans for the coming
Mr. Bosse declared he would interview
several men before naming the perma
nent secretary of the state committee,
who will have charge of headquarters
during the national convention.
It was indicated that Samuel L. Tra
bue of Shelbyville, the present secre
tary. would not be reappointed.
Boy of 16 Suicide;
Just Became Rich
PANA, 111.. May 27.—Clarence Parrish,
see 16. son of Mrs. F.Ua Barrett, ended
his life In the Wabash passenger depot
at Clarksdale today by shooting.
Upon the death of his father recently
he inherited rich farming land and bank
$12,500 Not Enough;
Now He Gets Nothing
satisfied with a verdict of $12,500 in a
breach of contract suit, Frank Helm,
shipping broker, demanded anew
He got It and the Jury derided he
was not entitled to anything.
Why Talk of ‘Dark Horses’ When
There’s Lowden? His Friends Ask
Staff Correspondent of the International News Service.
CHICAGO, May 27.—Gov. Frank O. Lowden’s political handlers have
maneuvered their candidate into such a state strategic position today that
they claim the final showdown will prove the Illinois governor is the only
candidate acceptable to all the warring factions that will make up the re
publican convention now but twelve days away.
Talk of “dark horses” and “compro-j
mlse candidates" about Lowden's head
quarters here is met instantly with the
query :
‘‘What’s the matter with Lowden r.s a
compromise candidate; who :s unalter
ably opposed to him.
They immediately answer their own
question with the assurance that:
"No one is unalterably opposed to
Lowden. A certain faction won't stand
for Johnson; another faction won't
stand for Wood On Lowden they can
get together."
The Illinoisan’s spokesmen cheerfully
admit that the governor will not go Into
the convention with, the imposing array
of early\ voting strength of some yther
Declares Friends of Goodrich Were Impli
cated in Violation of Indiana’s Work
men’s Compensation Act.
“He (the governor) shall take care that the laws be faithfully exeA
cuted.” —Article 5, constitution of Indiana.
The enforcement of the work
men’s compensation law in Indiana
has been suspended in accordance
with a request of Gov. James P.
Goodrich “apparently because of the
fact that some of our governor’s
friends were implicated,” according
to a statement made by James L.
Murray, deputy prosecutor under
Claris Adams, prosecutor of Marion
county, in a letter to an interested
The prosecutors of Indiana are de
pendent “upon the state industrial board
for their support, and aid and records,
in these prosecutions," writes Murray
and the members of that board “hesi
tated to advise or act contrary to the
governor's will, especially since he has
assumed direction over all departments
of the state.”
The letter from Mr. Murray, which is
remarkable for the candor with which
it lays the responsibility for failure to
enforce the law at the feet of Gov. Good
rich, was written in reply to informa
tion delivered to Mr. Murray at the di
rection of the industrial board and per
taining to an alleged failuro of a Ft.
Wayne company to abide by the pro
visions of the workmen's compensation
The provision of the Indiana law. en
forcement of which was suspended at
the governor’s request, according to
Murray is regarded as of great im
portance to workingmen generally. It
compels employers, under penalty of
heavy fine, to make satisfactory pro
visions for compensation to employes
who may be injured in the course of
tbe'.r employment and is often the only
source of protection to the wives and
children of employes.
On April 27 Theodore Stein, Jr., for
merly clerk of Marion county, wrote the
industrial board of Indiana calling at
tention to the alleged failure of the
Bock Printing Company of Ft. Wayne
to comply with those provisions of the
workmens compensation act, which re
quire employers to exempt themselves
from the act or satisfy the industrial
board of their acceptance of its provis
ions in dealing with employes who may
h*ve claims against them for personal
In reply to Mr. Stein's letter the indus
trial board sent the following letter un
der date of April 28:
“Theodore Stein, Jr.,
“241 I.emrke Annex,
“Indianapolis. Ind.
“We have your letter advising us that
the Bock Printing Company of 226 East
Columbia street. Ft. Wayne, refuses to
comply with our compensation law.
“A number of indictments have been
returned against various employers for
failure to comply with our law. James
L. Murray, deputy prosecutor. Fidelity
Trust building. Indianapolis, Ind.. has
had charge of these cases and we would
suggest that you inform him of this
Mr. Stein thereupon wrote to Mr. Mur
ray as follows:
“Re:—Bock Printing Company. 228
East Columbia street, Ft. Wayne.
“It has come to our attention that the
above company is not carrying compen
sation insurance and refuses to purchase
it or exempt themselves from the com
pensation act.
“We wrote the industrial board of In
diana. giving them this information and
asking their advices on the subject. They
in turn have referred us to you as having
charge of such cases and now we would
appreciate your giving us a statement in
connection with this case. Hoping to
hear from you as soon as possible, we
This letter to Mr. Murray evoked the
reply in which Mr. Murray declared
that prosecutions of violatolrs of the
workman's compensation law had been
stopped at the request of the governor.
The recent estoppel of prosecutions
under the laws requiring employers to
make provisions for compensation of
their employes who suffered personal in
juries has been a source of considerable
speculation in Indiana.
Approximately a year ago a large
number of indictments were returned in
Marion county against employers who
had failed to comply with the law.
Os these cases only a few were prose
cuted, the greater number of the em
ployers haying satisfied the officials
that they were now complying with the
law and being dismissed, some without
the necessity of appearing in court.
Shortly after these cases were prose
cuted in the Marion criminal court, the
fee-grabbing justices of the peace of Ma
rion county got busy and led a crusade
against persons whom they accused of
violating this law. In so many in
stances it was revealed that these jus
tice of the peace court cases tfere not
based on facts that there was a wave of
candfdate, although his showing will be
Lowden's campaign has been astutely
Comparatively few states have been
campaigned, and little attempt has been
made to bind delegates absolutely.
Instead, the Lowden missionaries have
gone forth quietly, making many friends
and no enemies.
lu this wav. the Lowden managers
explained today the expenditure of so
much money, more than $400,000, with
so little apparent results in the way
of delegates.
Realizing that their man was little
a outside of the states imtaMi
around Illinois, they spent
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NO. 14.
Following ls the explanation fur
nished by a deputy prosecutor under
Claris Adams, prosecutor of Marion
county, as to why the provisions of
the workmen’s compensation act are
not being enforced in Indiana:
April 30. 1920.
Mr. Theodore Stein, Jr,
241 Lemcke Annex,
Dear Sir:
Re: Bock Printing Cos., 226 Ea*t
Columbia street. Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Replying to your letter of April
29th, I wish to say that about this
time iart year, at the request of the
industrial board of Indiana, I did
instigate a number of prosecutions
against employers throughout the
state, who were violating the work
men's compensation law and ap
parently because of the fact that some
of our governor’s friends were ImpU
cated, be requested that such prose
cutions be dropped. Os course he has
no Jurisdiction over the prosecutor's
office of Marion county, but we were
dependent upon the industrial board
for their support and aid and their
record*, and although they knew that
great benefit would be derived from
an enforcement of the law, they hesi
tated to ad rise or act contrary to the
governor’s will, especially since he
lio* assumed direction over all de
partments of the state and the pro
cedure undertaken was dropped.
Since then nothing has been done In
that direction outside of Marion coun
ty, except the following:
One very harmful and flagrant vio
lation came to the attention of the
industrial board when an action was
started before them to recover for the
death of a husband while working for
an employer who had not complied
with the law. An award was made In
the neighborhood of $2,500 in favor of
the widow and it has never been paid
by the employer. When this was
brought to my attention by the in
dustrial board, I took it up before
the grand jury of Marion cqunty and
we hope to get an indictment in the
near future against this employer and
since the prosecutor's office and the
Industrial board are so interested in
this case, we are expecting to make
every endeavor to get Judge Collins
to inflict a severe penalty upon this
wrongdoer. If the outcome of this
case is satisfactory, it will be given
publicity and a very wholesome result
should follow.
I would suggest that if your case Is
deserving of grand jury action, that
you wait until we have the result of
the above mentioned attempt, and
then If it has no effect upon your
people, that another action be started.
Yon are at liberty to have the gov
ernor change his direction.
Yours very truly,
resentment against the instigation of
these cases.
It was learned that the lists of de
fendants were made up from telephone
books and city directories and no effort
was made to determine whether the ac
cused person was an employer in the
sense of the law. In one instance a man
who owned a drug store at Sontfcport
was haled into a Justice of the peace
court in Irvington for failure to comply
with the law. although he had no em
ployes and was compelled to close his
store in order to attend court. t
Following the protest of dozens of
persons over these unjustified arrests
all prosecution under the law were halt
ed and the "pickings'’ of the constables
came to an end.
No public protest was ever voiced
against the enforcement of the law
through the special prosecutor who was
understood to be working under the di
rection of the industrial board and it
was not known why he had ceased his
activities until his own letter furnished
an explanation.
Mr. Murray’s letter explains the Im
portance of having compliance with this
law for the protection of workingmen.
Other cases such as he relates have been
brought to light recently and insurance
agents who represent companies fur
nishing indemnity insurance have noted
a tendency to allow such policies to
lapse, in some oases being informed by
the insured that he could see no rea".
son for carrying insurance when other
employers were not even called upon to
comply with the terms of the act.
In the meanwhile the political pro
ponents of the present administration
have been congratulating the republican
party on the fact that the last legislature
extended the provisions of the workmen’s
compensation act to the cover the mining
The extent to which the industrial
board Is endeavoring to enforce the pro
visions of this act is problematicaL
The industrial board is answerable to
no one except itself and Gov. Goodrich.
S. R. Artman. the president of it, ia the
same appointee of Gov. Goodrich, who
refused to make public a report in its
files of an inspection made by a boiler
inspector of the boilers at the reduction
plaut bought by the sanitary district of
Indianapolis from a company controlled
by .Tames F. Goodrich and others.
This inspection revealed that the plant
for which the sanitary district paid
$175,000 contained boilers that were ia
such poor conditions that the insurance
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Stores to Observe
Monday a s Holiday
Monday, May 31, will be observed
as Memorial day by the stores of 1
members of the Merchants* associ
Department, ready-to-wear, furni
ture and shoe stores and stores in
other lines w ill remain closed all day,
Lbut clothing stores will close on tjfeit
day at noon. ;

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