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Thunder showers tonight; Thursday fair; cooler. rvoL. xxxni. lOVERNOR MUM lON CALL FOR [ EXTRA SESSION ■ives Evasive Replies on Being I Queried Concerning Report of Proposed Action. Itate IN NEED OF FUNDS ■ Got. Goodrich doesn't know anything ■bout a special session of the legislature. ■ He said so today. B “Are you planning a conference with Barren T. McCray, Edmund M. Wasmuth of State Otto Klauss?” he asked. they come in I probably will see Hem,” was the reply. H'Will you discuss a special session?” His the next question. don’t know anything about It. T ■n't help what you fellows print,” was Ke reply. ■ Not two minutes before this conversa- Bon occurred a man very close to the Bovernor made the statement that the ■uestlon of a special session to appro priate funds for state institutions will be definitely settled by tomorrow. ■TATE INSTITUTIONS Bf NEED OF FUNDS. ■ That a special session of the legisla- Hre is inevitable has been apparent for Ronths. ■ The state Institutions have not suf dclent appropriations to continue their Maintenance. ■ Auditor Klauss has Issued a statement ■ which he declared he would not draw B>r the maintenance of state institutions mom funds other than those appropri ated for that purpose. B The state's fiscal year ends Sept. 30. BAt this time there is virtually no ■oney in the funds for the state instl- Biions and therefore nothing with which B operate them until the end of the ■resent fiscal year. Bhinking or caul Boa A LONG TIME. B The governor has been on the point of Idling a special session almost con- Bnually since he has been in ofTice. ■ Affairs came to a head last year when ■ was found the state institutions could H>t exist until the end of the fiscal year ■ithout more funds. ■ The governor was on the point of call- Btg a special session and bad announced Hat such a session would be called ■hen Eie Stansburv. attorney general, Hipeared with a "convenient" opinion in ■hich he said ths auditor had the legal Bower to draw from the funds for tpe Hollowing year to support the institutions muring the current year. B The auditor later drew on the general Hnd for SIOO,OOO fur institutional main he issued an ultimatum to the effect that he would not do it again and that there must be new appropriations. ABOUT $300,000 WILL BE NECESSARY. He estimates that a total of $300,000 orer and above the Institutional fund and the governor's emergency contingent fund of $150,000 will be necessary. Meanwhile other events transpired. A citizen'* committee working in the interest of the proposed war memorial building to house the national hcadquar bar* of the American legion called upon the governor and asked about a special session. 1 He promised that the matter would be taken up at such a session. Then came the questions of the ratifi cation of the federal suffrage amendment. Pressure was brought to bear by friends of suffrage to bring about a spe cial session for the ratification of the amendment. GOVERNOR'S PROMISE TO SUFFRAGISTS. Thia the governor promlued on condi tion that the suffragists obtain the pledges of a majority of the members of the assembly to take up nothing but the ratification of the suffrage amend nßßus was finally accomplished and when rSa session was held the question* of appropriations and of a war memorial building were entirely ignored. I.ater in his speaking tour of the state in which the governor attempted to ex plain his administration a sesalon waa premised within a short time. It waa never called. The governor did, however, send a let ter to members of the assembly outlining eighteeen matters which he believed should come before such a session. Bills including the points outlined al ready have been prepared by the state administration. The opinion of persons at the state house seems to be that a special session must be called, but that oue person’s guess is as good as another when a de cision la up to the governor. ILLINOIS COURT NULLS VOTE LAW 2olds Neighbor State's 1919 Primary Act Illegal. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 16.—Tarty machinery in Illinois was wiped out to dav by a decision of the state supreme court, which held the state primary act of 1910 unconstitutional. The decision restores the primary act as amended in 1913. Attorney General Brundage declared the question necessitates another election of precinct county and state central com- I mltteemen and appellate court clerks in l September. ' The decision was a blow to Mayor Wil liam Hale Thompson of Chicago, as it took from him control of the Cook county machinery and gives it to the Deneen- Brundage factions. It leaves In doubt the standing of the presidential electors and trustees of the tafcdverslty of Illinois, who were selected tunaer the new primary law. The law was held unconstitutional on the ground that it grants too much arbi trary power to the county committee. The decision also is believed to invali date the election of Illinois' fifty-eight delegates to the democratic national con vention. PULL MAN OUT OF CANAL; HE DIES First Seen Floating in Water i Near 27th Street. [ One honr after he had been taken from Lhe canal near Twenty-seventh street, fckatthew Seferman. 82, of 942 West Twen- HLeventh street, died at the City hos today. was seen walking on the bridge at Twenty-ninth street and Ht>rt time later he was seen by E. F. Been, 545 West Twenty-sixth street, and Stein, 1229 Eugene street, floating the canal near Twenty-seventh men rescued him and Motor Po- Bemen Schlangen and Dalton sent him 9 the City hospital. Hgeferman is survived by two daugh ■n. Mrs. C. H. Vail, with whom ha Eade his home, and Mrs. Peak, ■49 North State avenue, anil one son, Andrew Seferman, of Anderson, Ind. iMr. Seferman came to Indianapolis ■boat tea years ago from Madison, Ind. 1 Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1579. Norwegian Cabinet Resigns in a Body LONDON, June 13.—The Norweigian cabinet, headed by Premier Knudsen, has resigned as a result of dissatisfaction over government expenditures, said a News Agency dispatch from Christiania today. Dr. Halversen, leader of the conserva tives in the storthingen is expected to form anew ministry. Detroit Invention Will Save Much Coal DETROIT, June 16.—Elbridge C. Col lins, local refrigerating engineer, has perfected an invention which will reduce coal consumption in the United States by 100,000,000 tons annually, it was claimed here today. The new method which employs sul phur dioxide gas raises the maximum ef ficiency of coal to SO per cent of its po tential energy. Efficiency under methods now in vogue is 18 per cent, it is said. Successful demonstrations of the sys tem are being conducted at Collins’ ex periment station here, it was said. OUSTED FIGHTERS TO WAR FOR JOBS Mexico Cuts Army and Faces Another Revolution. LAREDO, Tex., June 18— Mexico is threatened with another revolution in the near future as a result of the con templated action of Gen. P. Elias Calles, minister of war and snarlne. to cut the Mexican army down one-half, according to travelers reaching the border from Mexico City today. Considerable adverse comment is heard in Mexico City, especially among army officers who already have been discharged. These men. who have been soldiers for the last ten years, are unfitted for other kinds of work and are In danger of be coming dependents. Common soldiers protest they will not heed the manifesto urging them to re turn to work on the ranches and in the mines. Some of the bolder spirit* declare they are ready to follow any dissatisfied leaders who may undertake an enterprise against the government. It another revolution should occur and the government should be attacked by an army of trained ex-soldiers it may be necessary for the Mexican gov ernment to seek outside aid, it is saul by officials in Mexico City. These same officials say it would be necessary for Mexico to Import arms from the United States if possible, and tuat the closest co-operation would be necessary between the Mexican govern ment and the United States government to bring lasting peace. • MEXICO IS SHORT $250,000,000 MEXICO CITY. .Tone 18.—It will re quire nearly $250,000,000 to put Mexico bark on her feet and enable her to make overdue Interest payments on the na tional debt, according to the treasury department today. In addition to interest payments there are many claims for revolutionary dam age to be met. The government is planning to rail a conference of leading bankers soon to adopt ways and means of re estab lishing the national credit among the nations of the world. DIAZ REPORTED ASSASSINATED BAX ANTONIO, Tex., June 16.—Gen. Felix Diaz, leader of the Feliclsta fac tion, now in arms again*t Obregon, ha* been assasssinated. This information was contained in an unconfirmed report received by military autborltie* here from Nogales, Sonora, today. Diaz, the report said, was killed by one of his own followers following a dispute over back salaries. Here’s Cheer News: Rain Tonight, Cooler HOURLY' TEMPERATURE, ft a- m 75 11 a. m. SI 7 a. m 7ft 12 m 96 S a. 30 ] p. S7 0 a. m 82 2 p. m 87 10 a. m S3 Cheer up, the w..rst is over, i So said the weather man today. From another of the "hottest days of the year” the temperature dropped to day to a maximum of 87, reached at 1 p. m. The weather man promised showers tonight, cooler tomorrow. Collins Turns Deaf Ear and Appeal Made An appeal to the supreme court was filed today by attorneys for Charles Small, alias Charles Short, 72, when a mo tion for anew trial was overruled by Judge James A. Collins In the Marlon county criminal court. Small, who was indicted on a charge of false pretense, is alleged to have of fered a varnish formula to Charles L. Riddle and C. E. Dunham, 220 South Me ridian street, and obtained money fraud ulently. Special Judge Frank S. Robey heard the case. Who Drove Elwell to His Death? Police Ask as They Follow Clew NEW YORK, June 16.—Two new angles in the mystery of the death of Joseph Brown Elwell, whist expert and sportsman, aroused the interest of the police today. First, they sought to learn the identity of the man who drove him to his home on West Seventieth street. With a view to finding this man, an effort is being made to round up all who saw Elwell in the dancing resort which he left with the announced intention of going home. It was expected he would be in custody within a few hours. The other angle has its apex in the demimonde. The question confronting the police is: Did Elwell, the exquisite, indulge his “Mr. Hyde” proclivities occasionally in the unbridled license of the underworld? Men who knew the whist expert as a race track follower have told the police he sometimes descended to the “lower levels” in search of pleasure and excite ment. “CONQCESTS” OF MANY WOMEN. The cloud he had thrown over his “conquests" among the women of his own set remained ns impenetrable as ever, the police said. More evidence of the presence of wom en—evidence that women used his home as a rendezvous—was found by the po- j lice, but it led nowhere. In addition to the silken kimono-found j 3lti&iana Daily ©imts THE REPUBLICAN TICKET AND PLATFORM w'Oi asll ©© c tr } j ..k: ,oi DENIES PLEAS FOR EXTENSION WORK Limit of New Water and Gas Mains Already Ordered. Delegations of property owners who came before the meeting of the board of work* today asking for the extension of water and gas mains were told no more work of that nature could be ordered by the board this year, but that it would be advisable for them to put in their pe titions in order to be on the Il*t for next year’s program. The board sa.d petitions for wuter and gas mains presented year before last were Just being acted upon. Property owners from Adams street said they had been trying for five years to get a gis main installed and that al ways they met with the same excuse from the board; that no more work of that nature could be done that year. Members of the delegation said there were fourteen gas consumers to 560 feet of main to be laid! on Adams street be tween Nineteenth und Twentieth streets and that there were a number of other* who would use tb main if it were extend ed on Adams street between Nineteenth and Twentieth street*. A delegation from the Methodiat hos pital, headed by Dr. C. 8. Woods, came before the board for an explanation of the flooding of their basement Monday evening as the result of the heavy rain. I>r. Woods said nil th provisions aud stores had to bo moved with consider able expenacs to the ,hospltal and that this work caused a lack of nttentlon to some of the patient*. The hoard ordered the e|ty engineering department to investigate the cause of the overflow. Dr. Woods said the hospital would construct a private sewer if the city en gineering department would furnish the specifications. Plans were ordered for the vacation of ail streets and alleys bounded on the south by Perkins street, on the north by Walnut street, on the east by Kealtng street and on the west by the Belt rail road. Plan* also were ordered for the per manent Improvement of Pennsylvania street from Forty-third street to’ Forty seventh street, and for the vacation of Brightwood avenue from the Belt rail road to the first alley south of Tenth street. The hid of SB.IB a lineal foot for prop erty frontage and sl4 a lineal foot for street intersections of the Marlon Coun ty Construction Compuny for the Im (Turn to Page 2, Figure 4) CHIEF OF POLICE KILLS ACCUSER Faced With False Words Against Railroader’s Folk. MT. CARMEL, 111., June 16—Chief of Police J. M. Bunn today shot and al most instantly killed Ed E. Slanker, n Big Four railroad engineer, In the busi ness district of Mt. C'arinel. Bunn was taken to a Jail in a neigh boring county to prevent mob violence. The shooting followed an argument in which Slanker accused the police chief of making false statements about members cf the Slnaker family. Bunn fired five shots, according to wit nesses, one pier ing Slanker’s hand and another penetrating his left side. Bunn surrendered immediately to the sheriff. in the first search for clews, the police today found three more articles worn by women. Tucked away in the servants' pantry they found bails of wool and an un finished wristlet. The similarity between the manner of Elwell's murder and that of Frederick Rueckert, vice president of White Metals Company, who was slain—he said, be fore he died, by a masked assailant—in his .apartment in Hoboken, N. J., caused the police to attempt to connect the two murders. GERMAN REVENGE HINTED AT. ltucekert was slain on his return from a theater party, as was Elwell. Rueeh ert, a naturalized American, was con spicuously aptlvo against German propa tlaru Page 6, Figure 1) INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1920. SEE PAGE FOUR. 14 DEFENDANTS NOW REMAIN IN LIQUOR CASES Two Plead Guilty, Two Are Dismissed During Court Today. DENY MALES DISMISSAL Only fourteen defendants In the Kvnne vtlle “whisky r'ng” rases remain on trial today as the result of two more defend ants pleading guilty and the action of Judge A. B. Anderson In dismissing Adam Hatisman and Carl Schulz from further prosecution. Counsel at the close of the Introduc tion of the evidence for the government Introduced motions asking that the Jury be instructed to And certain defendants not guilty. The court sustained the motions con cerning Schulz and Hausman, but over ruled as to Chief ot Police Edgar Schmitt, Sheriff Herbert Malea and Dep uty Charles Huh!, Fred <>***• i>erg, Moses and Abe Klyrnan, Arthur Booth and Carl Drelach. Previous to this action, Joseph Barnes, one of the haulers, and John W. Hynes, secretary of the Vendome Hotel Company, changed their plea* of not guilty to that of guilty. ASli DISMISSAL, ton KUKRI IF. During the Introduction of the motions asking for the release of the defendants from further prosecution. Attorney Mil ton Mangus rose and Introduced a mo tion asking for such a ruling In favor of of Police Sebmltt. You ask for tlw|t In the light of the evidence?" asked Judge AndtrSon. Turning to the clerk the court said, with a wave of the band, "Overrule It at once.” In discussing the evidence of the gov ernment, Judge Anderson said: “Is It possible that the sheriff, who Is Intrusted with lnw enforcement, did not know of the importation of liquor Into the state when two members of the defendant's counsel have spoken of It during argu ment In discussing the large amount of liquor which was shipped into tho city? “If he didn’t do it. he didn't do his duty and there Is no question to it. “I think that a pence officer is in great peril unless he assiduously does his en tire duty,” state Judge Anderson, in over ruling the motion of Sheriff Males. QUESTIONS ACTION OF OTHER OFFICIALS. Again Judge Anderson stated: "This enormous conspiracy, of which two of the defendant’s attorneys have spoken— Is it possible that other officers and city officials did not know about It.” William E. Wilson, county clerk of Evansville. liol., was tiio first witness for Chief of Police Schmitt and he admitted In answer to a question put to him by Attorney Spencer that Chief Schmitt's general reputation was “not good.” Wilson attempted at first to answer the question by stating that It was his personal opinion that Schmitt's reputa tion was good. “The question didn't ask you what was your opinion but his general reputation,” stated Judge Anderson. ADMITS SCHMITT’S RECI TATION DAD. Wilson then admitted that “generally it was not good.’’ Rev, William Dresel of St. John's church at Evansville admitted the gen eral opinion regarding Schmitt at this time in Evansville is "divided.” Sol Cohn, a defendant who has pleaded not guilty, und his brother has pleuded guilty, testified that Chief Schmitt al ways paid his grocery bill at the Cohn grocery. On cross-examination, the witness ad mitted that he was generally on a wagon and not in the store to a great extent. Cupt. Andy Freidle made an attempt to testify In his own behalf, but apparently made a feeble effort to clear up the sit uation. ■ Freidle at no time gave any damaging evidence against Schmitt. James Trautwein, a police officer, also (Turn to Page 2, Figure 2) G. O . P. Nominee Finds Favor in Berlin Editorials BERLIN, June 16.—“ Senator Hard ing’s election would not be unfavor able to Germany," said the Berliner Tageblatt In commenting today upon the result of the republican national convention at Chicago. “In any other country, Gov. Cool ldge would have been nominated for president and Senator Harding for vice president,” said the Preusslsche Zeitung. It added : “But it Is apparent that since Pres ident Wilson has been in power America has developed .antipathy against a president of superior intel ligence.” NEED $88,000,000 IN NEXTSYEARS Necessary for Improvements in Indiana Public Utilities. WARSAW, Ind.. June 16.—Indiana utilities will need $88,000,000 during the t,ext five years for improvements and extensions vitally necessary to public welfare,” Paul Ilaynea, member of the public servire commission, declared to day. Haynes was addressing more than 1.000 telephone mea attending the an nual convention of the National Tele phone association of the United States and Canada. Interurban systems head the list. Haynes said, with a need of $32,000,000; city stVeet railways second wfith $17,- 000.000; telephone companies, $12,000,090; electric lighting companies, $15,000,000, gas companies, $8,000,000; and water companies $3,300 000. Haynes said that the utilities need higher rate* to put them in good con dition before financial bouses will loan them the money. “The public Interest demand* that thesn Improvements be made,” Haynes said. ’’The Industrial, commercial and social life of nil communities demand them. But tbe*o millions can not be expended union* the corporations are able to ob tain them. They must, be able to show financial houses from which the money is to be obtained that the businesses in which the millions are going are In solvent, healthy and profitable condi tion*. The businesses can not maintain such a standing unless the public safe guard* and protects the utliltie* by pay ment of adequate taxes.” The commissioner advocated a closer re lationship between the utilities and ths consuming public and said the public would have to be educated to the fact that it Is a part in the enterprise* before the utilities can expect full co-operation. S. DAKOTA TOWNS SWEPT BY STORM Ranchers and Railroads Suffer Heavy Damages. MITCHELL, S. D., June 10.—All com munication has been cut, miles or rail road track have been washed out and thousands of dollars worth of damage has been caused to ranches and farms as the result of the worst storm lu this sec tion of the country in twenty-five years, which swept this part of South Dakota yesterday and early today. Several fowns are completely flooded, with the buildings In dnngcr of collapse. Thousands of acres of farm and ranch lands art Inundated and numerous houses and many head of live stock were swept by the flood Into the Missouri river. In several sections there wero cloud bursts. Whether there has been loss of life Is uncertain. Efforts are being made to reach several of the towns affected by airplane. Among the communities hardest hit were Weßslngton Springs, Woonsocket and Oxacoma. GET BUSY! KINNEY SAYS TO POLICE Wants End Put to Series of Night Robberies. Chief of Police Jerry Kinney, at a roll call of both night and day men at police headqunrters today, urged mem bers of the department to pay more at tention to suspicious characters on the streets late at night with a view of cup ttiring persons committing numerous robberies, burglaries and holdups re cently. The chief said he lias noticed that there has been a considerablet reduction In the number of persons arrested for carry ing concealed weapons. He declared that each member of the department should try to help others In the department In enforcing the law In stead of mnktng himself a ’’good fellow” at the expense of others. He complimented the men on the courtesy displayed during the convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, the centenuial celebration and the speedway race. Want 7-Cent Fare °n Ft. Wayne Lines The Indiana Service Corporation filed a petition with the public service commis sion today asking permission to increase the rate of street car fnro on its lines In Ft. Wayne from 5 to 7 cents, with the privilege of purchasing four tickets for 25 cents. The Northern Indiana Gas and Elec tric Company filed a petition with the commission asking permission to dis continue supplying hot water beat in the city of Lafayette. _ . „ , jßy Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates. f ßy Mall> 50c Per Month; , 5 0 o Per Year. SEEK 5 FUGITIVE SOLDIERS AFTER WOMAN IS SLAIN Wife of Camp Grant Officer Shot While Riding in Her Automobile. DIES IN HALF AN HOUR CAMP GRANT, 111., June 16.—Com panies of soldiers, bands of deputy sheriffs and armed citizens’ posses are scouring tho countryside in this vicinity today in a hunt for five fugitive soldiers who are wanted in connection with the mysterious shooting and killing, shortly before last midnight, of Mrs. Maude Lu cille Moss, the wife of Capt. Leroy 11. Moss of the United States army and a daughter of Bion J. Arnold, nationally known as a traction and engineering ex pert. Mrs. Moss was shot by a bullet from a .45-caliber army pistol while riding with her husband and a party of friends in her automobile. Just after the machine had passed a group of soldiers on a road near Camp Grant. The sound of a shot was heard at the time, but owing to the fact that Mrs. Moss was asleep in the rear of the auto mobile when the bullet struck her. the fact she was shot was not discovered un til several moments afterward. She was rushed to the Camp Grant hospital, where she died thirty minutes later. It was discovered that the hullet had entered at the back of her head and passed out through Jhe left temple. Riding with Capt. and Mrs. Moss at the time were Capt. and Mrs. William V. McCreight and Mrs. McCreight’s mother and sister, Gen. George Bell, commander at Camp Grant, has taken charge of the Investi gation of the shooting and word was flashed to all towns in this vicinity to arrest all straggling soldiers on sight. Investigation disclosed that four of the soldiers minted for the slaying of Mrs. Mos* had escaped from the Camp Grant aardhouse Tuesday. One of them, a member of the company commanded by Capt. Moss, had been court-martialed four times. JAIL FOOD GOOD; NOT FOR HEIER He Has Special Meals Sent *.o ‘ Hotel ’ for Himself. Each morning breakfast prepared at the Meter hotel, 12 South New Jersey street, is carried to the Marlon county jail, a block distant. The breakfast is said to be served to Fred Heler, proprietor of the Heier ho tel, and now serving a sentence In Sheriff Bob Miller’s "hotel” on South Alabama street, for violating the liquor lawa. That Heier should have found the "ex cellent” food served by Mr. Miller to his "guests" not satisfactory seems surpris ing. in that Mr. Heier while waiting to testify at the recent trial of deputy sheriffs in the jail scandal cases, told newspaper men that the food served by Sheriff Miller was “excellent." He also said the treatment given pria. onera at tho Jail was good, and Fred should know. It must be remember, however, that Heier is a “cell boss” at the jail, and aa auch he probably has a few privileges that are not enjoyed by other prisoners. An example is special meals cooked at the Heier hotel and served at Sheriff Miller's “hotel.” FOUR IN HOSPITAL AFTER *JOY RIDE 9 Say Gasoline and Whisky Make Bad Mixture. Two women and two men are in the City hospital today suffering serious in juries. They explained their injuries by the statement that "gasoline and whisky won’t mix.” The two men were picked up by the police at Mlchiga nand Randolph streets this morning. They gave their names to the police as Woody Blaffey and John Grove, 1201 Randolph street. The men were found In a large tour ing car. In which wns found the hats of two women, a purse and six pints of whisky. Later In tho day a Times reporter found two women who said they were with the men when the accident oc curred. BOTH OF WOMEN ALSO INJURED. The women are Miss Marian Durbin and Mrs. F. -T. Meyers, both living at No. 3 the Arlington apartments. They were both badly injured and were taken to the City hospital. According to the story of the women, they met the two men at Stegmeier's case on North Illinois street and drove to a camp' near the city anil later to Zions ville. Near Zlonsville, they said the car, while traveling at a high rate of speed, struck seme fresh gravel in the road and Inter hit a telephone pole. All the occupants wero thrown from the ear, the women said. The women said when they looked about them they had been abandoned. They said a farmer picked them up and (Turn to Fage 2, Figure 5) Three Women Being Groomed for Second Place on Democratic Ticket SAN FRANCISCO, June 16. —Will the democratic vice presidential nomination go to a woman? This query was agitating not alone the feminine advance guard to the national convention here today, but also was being seriously discussed by the male contingent. One well-defined vies presidential boom for a wotniln is well under way and two other names of women prominent in the party ore being mentioned in connection with the proposal to place a lady close to If not actually in the whltehouse. MRS. ANNETTE ADAMS MOST PROMINENT. The boom Is for Mrs. Annette A. Adams of San Francisco, recently named as sistant attorney general of the United States and formerly United States dis trict attorney for northern California. She now holds the highest govern mental appointment ever given a woman. Her availability as a candidate is being enthusiastically boosted by several Faclflc coast women's clube and endorse ment to tho boom Ims been given by a number of women leaders wha have ar rived here to attend the convention. Mrs. Adams, however, has not deckled to become an active candidate for the nomination. The two other women most mentioned in connection with the vice nomination are Mr*. George Bass of Chjfl cago, bead of tto women's bureai^^ HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY Acid Throwing No Grounds for Divorce In spite of the fact that Hugh Moore testified that his wife threw carbolic acid on his face, burning him severely. Judge Louis B. Ewbank denied a divorce to Moore in circuit court today. Moore also swore that his wife threat ened to kill him. Judge Ewbank held that Moore was not entitled to a divorce because of his own acts and he denied the petition. The Moores were married June 22, 1008, and separated March 5, 1920. Admits Murder as Trial Gets Under Way Special to The Times. ANDERSON, Ind., June 16.—George Sehwander, 20, today entered a plea of guilty to the charge of first degree mur der when put on trial in circuit court to the killing of Joseph Kendall on May 31, in Elwood. He made a statement in court, confess ing the crime, it is said. and. it is al leged, admitted he shot Kendall for rob bery, getting SIBO. He will be sentenced Thursday. RIVERSIDE CANOE CLUB HIT BY FIRE Roof Burned Off and Interior Damaged by Water, The clubhouse of the Riverside Canoe club, Thirtieth street and 'White river, was badly damaged by fixe this after noon. The entire roof of the building was burned off and there was considerable additional damage from water. The building is a three and * half story frame structure. It waa built about sixteen years ago. The fire, the origin of which has not been established, started on the side toward the rivtr near the wharf. It spread rapidly. Two fire engines were used to pump water from the river and seven streams were poured on the big building. The top floor, which was entirely de stroyed, was a dance hall. The flames had gained considerable headway when the fire department arrived and it was with difficulty that they were prevented from spreading to buildings housing amusement enterprises nearby. The loss was variously estimated from SB,OOO to SIO,OOO. DAILY INCOME TAX RECORD SMASHED $3,3787964 in U. S. Revenue Collected Tuesday . William L. Elder, collector of internal revenue for Indiana, announced today that more Income taxes were collected yesterday than during any other single day on record. Approximately $3,378,964 was taken In, making an estimated total of approx imately $70,000,000 internal revenues col lected in the state of Indiana for the fiscal ye.ir ending Jnne 30. It is thought there are few delinquents in the payment of Income taxes, Mr. El der said. From the time the offices opened early yesterday until 0:30 o'clock last night the clerks were busy. Druggists, doctor*, retail and whole sale drug dealers apd theater managers have to buy tbtir special stamps before June 30, Mr. Elder said. AUTO RIDE LANDS TWO IN HOSPITAL Police Find Signs of ‘Party,* but Men Won’t Talk, Two men aro in the city hospital today as the result of an accident which the police believe concluded a Joy ride last night. The men. Woody Blaffey, 948 West Ver mont street, and John Grove of 1201 Ran dolph street, were found near Michigan street and Warman avenue early today in a serious condition. Near by was an automobile in which the police found the hats of two women, a woman’s purse and six pints of whisky. The men said the accident did not happen at that place, but would not say where it did happen. Groce is charged with operating a Mind tiger and driving a car while un der the Influence of liquor and Blassey is charged with operating a blind tiger. The police are looking for the women to whom the hats belong. Melba Makes Record Over Wireless Phone LONDON, June 16. —Music authorities and wireless enthusiasts today express keen satisfaction a:i a result of the first wireless concerts held at the Chelmsford Marconi station, where Mme. Melba sang into * wireless telephone, her voice being heard, full and mellow, over a radius of 1,000 miles. Reports today Indicated that wireless stations at Berlin, The Hague, Christi ania and Warsaw had heard the concert quite clearly. At Paris, a phonograph record was made of Melba’s voice over the wire less telephone. the party, and Miss Elizabeth Mnrbur.v of New York, daughter of an old Tam many chieftain and holder of many deco rations for her war work. Both Mrs. Bass and Miss Marbury are in San Francisco. MORE ACTIVE FART THAN AT CHICAGO. In fact, the busiest spot in the whole pie-potiventiou activities is the head quarters of fthe women’s bureau. Scores of women workers Imve arrived and are in constant conference with Mr*. Bass. Several woman delegates and women of the national committee are included among' the early arrivals. Women wliil have a greater representa tion In the democratic convention than was the case at the republican convention in Chicago, it was declared. Os the 106 members of the democratic national committee, fifty-three are wom en. one from each state and territory. Virtually rll of the states have a sprinkling of women in their delegations and from soma the entire list of alter > natee la made up of women. % NO. 31. MARSHALL OUT OF RACE, SAYS ’FRISCO REPORT Interview Credits Him With Saying He Won’t Accept Nomination. WOOD ASSAILS BUTLER SAN FRANCISCO, June 16.—1n an Interview credited to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall and made public here today, the vice president is quoted to the effect that he will de cline the presidential nomination if it is offered him by the democratic party. The purported Marshall interview fol lows : “I wouldn’t accept the nomination if It was handed me on a silver platter. "I have some kind, generous and fool ish friends who have mentioned me lot the office, but I have only one desire at present—and that is to get out of poli tics." REFUSES COMMENT ON HARDING NOMINATION. Vice President Marshall also is said to have let It be known that he will throw his influence against any attempt to raise’the liquor and Irish questions at the convention. Marshall declared that he will urge no action be taken on the eighteenth amend ment. The Irish question, he said, ‘‘is none of America's business.” Marshall said he would support enforce ment of the prohibition law. The vice president refused to com ment on'the nomination of Senator Har ding and Gov. Coolidge by the repub licans. It is understood, however, that he sent the following telegram to Coolidge: “You have my sincere sympathy.” ACTIVITIES GET UNDER WAY. Vice President Marshall has gone to Monterey to rest for several da/s before the convention. An active campaign in behalf of Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey wav in in-bed here today. John O. Devlin, representing the Na tional Personal Liberty league, opened headquarters la behalf of the Edwards’ candidacy. He declared the league represented both republicans and democrats pledged to work in Edwards’ behalf. However, Indications are that if the democrats decide upon a candidate of liberal tendencies they will turn to Gov. Cox of Ohio rather than to Edward* cf New Jersey. Cox’s record in carrying Ohio and the nation-wide publicity he gained in the food investigation and the coal strike are being advanced by his supporter* here as jndiciting his strength as * candidate. GEN. WOOD SAYS BUTLER IS FAKER CHICAGO, June 16.—MaJ. Gen. Leon ftrd Wood tore after Nicholas Murray Butler In a sizzling statement made pub ! -if today over bis own signature. Gen. Wood branded Butler as a faker. Butler's declaration of Monday night j that a "motley group of stock gamblers and others” tried to buy the presidency for Wood Gen. Wood denounced as a lie. j Col. William Cooper Procter, manager : of the Wood presidential campaign, from , his home in Cincinnati yesterday sent a telegram to Dr. Butler asserting that ! the Columbia president's affirmation was I "wholly false and made with malicious ' disregard for the truth.” j Gen. Wood in his statement says: "I have just read the statement issued | :n New York oy Nicholas Murray Butler to the effect that a motley group of stock gamblers and others tried to ouy the presidential nomination for me, and that the forces who were defeated in their insolent attempt to buy the noml i nation represent all that Is worst in j American business and political life. "This statement Is a vieious and ma j ilcious falsehood. “I would ignore it if it were directed I at me alone, but I can not remain silent when mv loyal friends and supporters are vilified. "Col. William Cooper Procter, who was chairman of my campaign com mittee, is a man of extraordinarily high | character, known throughout the length i and breadth of the land for his absolute I Integrity and honesty. | "His associates were men of like char ! ucter, most of whom responded to their : country's call during the war. | “They typify a group of progressive Americans. The attack upon them is I infamous. | "The forces which brought me before j the convention with preponderant force I were hundreds of thousands of patriotic men and women lu eyery walk of Ufa ! who have Indorsed me at nation-wide (Turn to Page It, Figure 3) WOMEN’S CLUBS OPEN CONVENTION 6,000 Gather at Des Moines for Biennial Meeting. DES MOINES, la.. June 16.—Six thou sand club women of the United States gathered here today to attend the golden prairie biennlel of the General Federa tion of Women's Clubs. Americanization aud community service are the principal subjects scheduled to come before the convention. Delegates hope to define the Ameri canization program to be followed by federation members during the year. Conferences between officers of the state federations were held today. Reorganization of the federation will be discussed at an executive meeting oi the council. 1 KILLED, 1 HURT IN BANK DEFENSE Officials Injure Own Side in Fire on Bandits. CHICAGO, June 16.—1n a spectacular battle fought during an attempt to rob the Dressel Commercial and Savings bank here today five bandits were driven off after shooting and Instantly killing A. D. Rouillard, a movie theater proprietor, and wounding Fred Brunke, policeman, whose courage pfevented a robbery. As the bandits entered the bank and drew their pistols, Policeman Brunke opened fire on them while Roullllard, who had entered the bank to make a deposit, attempted to grapple with the robber nearest to him. A fusillade of shots came from the bank officials, Brunke and Rouillard going down under the volley. The bandits ran to the street and fled in an automobile, pursued by motorcycle policemen and a fusillade of shots. The bank was held up In December, 1918, aud April, 1919, *.