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THE WEATHER
Fair; not much change in
temperature.
vol. xxxm.
WIFE SHOT IN HEAD
WHEN SHE REFUSES
TO RETURN TO MATE
Kisses of Husband Still Warm on Lips When
Suddenly He Steps Back and Fires
Probably Fatal Shots.
RALPH HEATH GIVES UP TO POLICE
Enraged because she refused to live with him, Ralph Heath, this after
fflfon, shot his wife, Ethel Heath, 441 Bright street, through the head and
then, in a motor car, drove to police headquarters, where he surrendered.
Physicians believe the wound fatal.
The shooting occurred in the reari
yard of the home of Mrs. F. L. Shafer,
441 Bright street, Mrs. Heath’s aunt,
with whom she was living.
Mrs. Shafer and her dinghter, Pauline,
13, saw the shooting.
According to Mrs. Shafer. Mr. and Mrs.
Heath had been married about four years
and they had quarreled constantly.
Heath is a bookkeeper at the Midwest
Engine Company and Mrs. Heath was a
bookkeeper at the Link Belt Company.
SEPARATED ABOUT
ONE MONTH AGO.
Mrs. Shafer said the Heaths were sep
arated about a month ago and that Mrs.
Heath had come to live with her.
She said that since that time Heath had
made repeated efforts to have his wife
return to live with him. but she refused.
Before their separation the Heaths lived
on Northwestern avenue.
Pauline Shafer, who was close to the
Heaths when the shooting occurred and
was able to hear their quarrel, said that
Heath drove up in the alley in a small
motor car and, stepping to the back
fence, called Mrs. Heath from the house.
Mrs. Heath had been hanging up
clothes in the yard.
Heath, according to the girl's story,
had called a short time before and his
wife had refused to see him.
She said he drove away and then came
bdck an- hour later.
Mrs Heath after some hesitancy went
to the fence, the girl said, and Heath
asked her to return to him.
She told him she would not do so.
LEANS OVER FENCE,
HISSING HIS WFFE. . . o
Panline said the Heaths then had a
conversation in a low voice and that
Heath leaned ever the fence, kissing his
wife. ?
She said Mrs. Heath did not appear to
resent this, but that when they separated
Heath drew a revolver and fired at nis
Avtfe. ,
iSdhe girl said Mrs. Heath ran and
Heath, coming through a gate, followed.
She said Mrs. Heath ran around the
corner of a shed and into a corner be
tween two fences where she could go no
farther. ,
The girl said Heath then fired two
shots.
RUNS TO AUTO
AND DRIVES A WAT.
She said Heath then ran and Jnmped
into the automobile, driving rapidly
away.
The car was closed and carried license
No. 71494.
When the police arrived they started
Immediately to follow the car which
had gone north in the alley.
Mrs. Shafer said Heath had made sev
eral threats to kill his wife since they
separated and that he had threatened
to commit suicide.
She said that last winter Heath drove
his wife from their home with a butcher
knife.
The tracing of the car in which Heath
made his escape was made by Sergt.
Huston. Detective Reilly and Emer
gency Driver Leath.
An examination at the City hospital re
vealed a bullet had entered Mrs. Heath's
above the eye and had ranged
into the nose; another had hit
her in the back of the head and lodged
In the neck, and that a third had entered
the side of her head.
She also has a bullet wound on the
wrist but. as witnesses say only three
shots were fired, it is believed this wound
was made when she threw her arm in
front of her face.
HAAG BOOZE CASE
TO OPEN MONDAY
Three Charged With Violation
of Reed Amendment.
The trial of Louis E. Haag. Julius A.
Haag and Herbert L. Haag, doing busi
ness under the firm name of the Haag
Drug Company, operating a string of
drug stores In Indianapolis, on a charge
alleging conspiracy to violate the Reed
amendment by causing large quantities
of Intoxicating liquors to be transport
ed lu Interstate shipment to Indiana, will
begin at 10 o'clock Monday morning in
the federal court.
The Haags have entered pleas of not
guilty and they will go on trial on their
formal plea of not guilty.
EfTorts to obtain a Jury to try the
Haags will begin exactly at 10 o'clock
Monday morning as the regular panel
and other talesmen summoned for pros
pective Jury service have beeu instructed
to be in court at that hour.
The Haags were indicted by the fed
eral grand July on an Indictment re
turned May 1, last.
The Indictment is in thirty counts and
the first twenty-nine counts allege that
the three Haags unlawfully caused 3.356
gallons of whisky. 355 gallons of wine
and ten gallons of gin to be transported
from Ohio. Illinois and Kentucky to In-
as the result of an alleged cou
spffacy said to have been entered into
by them.
The last count of the indictment alleges
the formation of conspiracy and sets up
eight overt acta.
Federal Judge A. B. Anderson, who
tried the Evansville “whisky ring’’ cases,
will preside in the Haag case.
New York Post Will
Go to 3 Cents Monday
NEW YORK, June 19.—The ranks
of the two-cent afternoon news
papers in New York will be further
depleted Monday when the Evening
Post, it was announced today, will
Increase its sales price to three
cents.
John Moore Granted
L Temporary Divorce
Moll In superior court, room 5,
today granted John Moore, wealthy cap
italist, Indianapolis, a ten-year limited
divorce from Emma V. Moore, ordering
him to pay her attorney fees amounting
to $250 and support to be decided upon
by the couple.
The court denied an absolute divorce.
Moore alleged that he was given
whisky by Mrs. Moore before their mar
riage and he was ensnared by her into
marriage.
Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25, 1914. at
Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 8, 1879.
THINKS WOMAN
BEING SHIELDED
IN ELWELL CASE
I \
District Attorney’s Aid Confi
dent Several Know Identity
of Slayer.
NEW YORK. June 19.—Eight days
have elapsed since Joseph B. Elwell, turf
man, international bridge whist expert
and “ladies' man,” was shot to death in
his luxurious home at 244 West Seven
teenth street, but District Attorney
Swann admitted today the investigators
are as far from solving the crime ns they
were on the day it was committed.
Assistant District Attorney Joyce, ac
tively In charge of the detectives on the
case, said he believed several persons
knew the Identity of the slayer, but were
keeping secret to shield a woman.
According to telephone records, there
were two and perhaps three calls on the
phone from Elwell's home, at least one
made by a woman, a few hours before
the turfman was shot.
This Information conflicts with the
story of Mrs, Marie Larsen, Elwell's
housekeeper, who told the detectives the
telephone was ent of order.
Mrs. Larsen also has admitted that
she knew the owner of a woman's pink
silk pajamas, boudoir cap and slippers
that were found in Elwell'* bedroom.
“I knew her as Miss Wilson,” said
Mrs. Larsen.
“She was young and beautiful and a
brn nette.”
District Attorney Swann has discov
ered that “Miss Wilson” was an assumed
name.
He has learned the real name of the
young woman, but has not made It pub
lic.
FINDS SON’S BODY
AFTER LONG HUNT
Drowned Lad Carried Three-
Fourths Mile.
After the polio* yhnJ drag*cl White
river for many hours without success.
Harry A. Way. "14 East Twentieth street,
discovered the body of his son, Compton
Way, who was drowned Wednesday,
lodged against the dam below Emrtchs
ville at 6:30 o'clock this morning.
The boy was drowned three-fourths
of a mile up-stream, from where ihe
body wjs found today, when a canoe in
which be was riding, in company with
B. P. Osbon, 2208 North Meridian street.
Instructor in music at Short ridge High
school, tipped over in shallow water,
causing a paddle to float down stream.
The boy swam to recover the paddle,
Osbon told the police, and sank in deep
water 400 feet down stream.
Dr. George Christian, deputy Coroner,
was notified and the body was removed
to the undertaking establishment of
Kregelo & Bailey, 532 North Pennsylvania
street.
There hare been six accidental drown
ings in Marion county this summer.
Way's death being the fifth, and that of
Ward Qwen. 14, of 3456 West Michigan
street, who was drowned In Eagle creek
yesterday, the sixth.
Some time ago Coroner Robinson re
quested the county commissioners to
have signs placed at dangerous places
along streams where gravel had been
removed and which were ontside of the
city limits.
The police have seen to It that these
signs are placed giving warning of dan
ger where the place is Inside of the
city limits.
The county commissioners have, how
ever. failed to see to It that the cor
oner's request was obeyed and the Owen
boy lost his life In a dangerous gravel
hole thirty feet deep west of the city
yesterday, where no warning sign had
been placed.
OH, OH, LOCAL 400
‘COOTIE’ RIDDEN!
State Entomologist Blames
Wet Weather.
Have you got 'em out your way ? '
Frank N. Wallace, state entomologist,
announced today that an epidemic of
fleas-common dog fleas—had broken out.
in the fashionable residence district
north of Thirty-eighth street.
He said the wet weather irresponsible.
The first report came to the ento
mologist’s office from a woman who kept
several Angora cats in the basement
of her home.
She thought she had hives and a phy
sician prescribed medicine accordingly
but later it was found they were fleas.
The state entomologist says the hop
ping insects are appearing generally,
even where are no dogs or cats.
He said the best way to get rid of
them is to apply to the vicinity where the
fleas appear a coating of kerosene emul
sion made by pouring a quart of kerogene
into two gallons and a half of hot water
in which a large quantity of soap has
been boiled.
Hugging Helen Hugs
While Gang Works
NEW YORK, June 19.—Hugging
Helen has the boidup habit.
She hugged and kissed a railway
ticket agent while her gang took re
ceipts from the day’s sales.
Ebert Asks ‘Saddler
Union ’ to Expel Him
BERLIN, June Ebert
of Germany protested today against
the action of the Saddlers’ Union in
reinstating him to membership.
He appealed to the union leaders
to expel him Jnd expunge his name
from the membership list.
The president was formerly a
leather worker.
3fairtatra IMtu Sitnes
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Address, Indiana Dally Times,
25-27 South Meridian street, In
dianapolis, Ind.
ANNOUNCE PLAN
i FOR INDUSTRIAL
| SURVEY OF CITY
Questionnaires to Be Mailed
Out Next Week by Com
merce Chamber.
B. A. Worthington, chairman of
the industries committee of the In
dianapolis Chamber of Commerce,
I today announced plans for making
an industrial survey in Indianapolis.
The work will be in charge of
, Myron R. Green, director of the
i bureau of industry, and it is expected
that the survey questionnaires will be
placed in the hands of the Industries
early next week.
, The need for an Industrial survey of
1 the city has been feit by the Chamber
| of Commerce officials for many years.
• but the task has never been attempted.
It has been felt that a aurvey waa
i needed In order to give the Chamber of
I Commerce specific Information relative
to industrial conditions which would
enable the organization to adopt sys
tematic campaigns not only for sn im
\ provement of industrial conditions, but
to enable the location of such Industries
which would be of benefit in the devel
oping of the established manufacturing
| concerns.
Preliminary preparations for the sur
vey have been under way for the last
two months.
Considerable time was devoted to the
preparation of a questionnaire which
would provide for acquiring information
of the greatest use in solving industrial
problems.
The nest task that confronted the
bureau*of industry waa that of obtain
ing as complete a list as possible of
the industries of the city.
it was announced today that approx
imately 1.200 Industries have been listed
in the files.
During the survey attempts will be
made to ascertain the variety of gooda
manufactured in Indianapolis and the
value of manufacturing planta. Includ
ing grounds, buildings and machinery.
Tile survey will also ask the dsie of
! establishment of each industry, the total
number of employe*, and estimates on
pay rolls for 1916 and 1920.
The survey will also seek information
'on the following points Average rates of
pay for skilled and unskilled males and
■ females, increase* in labor costs since
the beginning of the war. sources of labor
supply, value of production, detailed to
; formation on products manufactured and
their estimated value for 1919 and 1920,
■ information on number of colored and
foreign employes, and on labor turnover.
Information on the cost of breaking In
(Continued ou Page Two.)
IND. AVE. SQUIRMS
AT ‘PROTECTION ’
Three Polieemen Work in Re
lays on Certain Places.
Rufe Page is peevish, according to re
ports reaching police headquarters, and
when Rufe gets peevish there Is probably
something going to happen.
Mr. Page, giant tiegro political worker
who had done much to elect republican
machine politicians In past years who
who was formerly a deputy sheriff In
the days of George t’offln, thinks the
police are “laying on him.’’
Mr. Page Is reputed to he part or
whole ownr In ft certain poolroom on
Senate avenue, north of Thirteenth street,
where the police have suspectcd games
of “African golf" are being played.
In fact the police have been told sev
eral times that colored men shoot craps
In the poolroom and . that they have
continued to do so In spite of a series
of raids.
To be fture the police have failed to get
a conviction following these raids and
Judge Pritchard has found the defend
ants “not guilty’’ on more than one oc
casion.
But the raids are not making Mr.
PBge peevish. Oh, no. It Is the frequent
visits of two patrolmen and a certain
sergeant who have been ordered to "stop
the gambling” and these gentlemen have
worked In relays.
That, is, one of the patrolmen visits the
poolroom and remains a few minutes and
hardly has he departed when the other
man walks In, and as he leaves In comes
the sergeant, and later the patrolman
stops In to give Rufe police protection.
The same system Is being used on In
dlana avenue both day and night and
there Is a loud cry being made by owners
of shining parlors, poolroom*, dry beer
parlors and athletic clubs of that dis
trict who don't wish so much police pro
tection.
Political bosses of the republican ma
chine have been seen talking to “the
powers that be” at the city hall, police
headquarters and other public places.
DULUTH GUARDED
BY ARMED TROOPS
Mob Rule Again Threatens Be
cause of Negro Acts.
DULUTH, Minn., June 19.—State troops
armed with machine stuns and bayonetted
rifles were patroling Duluth again today,
prepared for another threatened outbreak
of mob rule.
Sheriff Lon Magie declared he had in
formation thnt n mob was forming late
last night to march on the jail, where
fourteen negroes are held on charges of
assaulting a 17-year-old white girl last
Monday,
Tuesday night a mob of 5,000 wrecked
the police station and lynched three ne
; groes for the offense.
Adjt. Gen. W. F. Khinow brought a
machine gun company and infantrymen
; to Duluth on a special train early this
morning from Ft. Snelling. Members of
the Duluth tank corps are on duty.
> A special, grand Jury la investigating
the lynching, the conduct of the police
and the asmult case.
INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1920.
SCHMITT SAYS
HE WILL TAKE
HISMEDICINE
Implores Judge Anderson to
Reduce His Fine and
Costs.
BOOZE CASES CLOSED
Edgar Schmitt, police chief of
Evansville, Ind., and convicted head
of the “whisky ring” conspiracy
cases, today was at his home to
spend two weeks with his wife and
baby before going to the federal
prison at Atlanta, Ga.. to begin serv
ing a two-year sentence as imposed
by Federal Judge A. B. Anderson.
! With bowed head Chief Schmitt stood
before Judge Anderson late yesterday
afternoon following the sentencing of
himself and Ills fellow conspirators, and
! asked the court to reduce the fine of
j $2,000 and the order of costs which was
entered sgainst him.
•Behmlt*. as he stood before the court,
looked the part of the broken man as he
pleaded with Judge Anuerson to reduce
the fine and relieve him from costs.
“Let me see if get this thing right,”
said Judge Anderson.
“You want to go home for two weeks
to arrange your business affairs and to
; make arrangements for you: family-,
j “In other words, you want to take
I your medicine and be a man?” asked
i the court of the police chief.
| H ANTS TO BE
' A MAN AGAIN.
I Schmitt answered, "Yes, and he a
| man."
Judge Anderson then ordered Chief
' Hchmltt to go to his home and arrange
lis business rnd personal affairs and
to return on .inly 5.
“At that time we will discuss yonr
request concerning a reduction In tho
fine and costs/* said the court. '
At that time Schmitt was not accom
panied by any of his attorneys who
attempted to save him from prison by
j protecting the record during the trial
preparatory to au appeal.
| Schmitt's action In throwing himself
on th“ mercy of the court Indicates that
j be Intends to begin serving his senteu e
| ou July 5 and that he has abandoned
his previously Indicated appeal.
Previous to Schmitt's voluntary ap
pearance before Judge Anderson, the
j court had declared that Schmitt waa
! ''guilty of the rankest perjury” and that
the court would probably order a grand
Jury inveatlgation of his alleged perjury.
TRUTH ON STAND
MI'BT PREVAIL.
“It's time,” snld Judge Anderson, “that
men, when they get on the witness stand
and take au oath to tell the truth, must
tell the truth or go to the penitentiary. ]
"The court Is not inclined to drop this *
matter with Chief Schmitt today,” said
Judge Anderson in sentencing Schmitt to j
two years in the federal prison at '
Atlanta. Ga., and fining him $2,000 and j
costs.
It la understood that Schmitt will lm
mediately reatgn a* chief of police of
Evansville.
Schmitt declared many times to tbo
court that he had spent fIAOO o far for
counsel and that be Intended to mortgage
hla home to cover the balance of Ids .
trial expenses
“You are telling the court the truth, j
are you?" asked Judge Anderson.
“t am." replied Schmitt.
“The government doesn't have to take
money from a man when he hasn't it,’"
, said the court In Indicating that the gov
, crritnenf officials desired to Investigate
8 hmltt's financial condition.
Kchmltt stated that he had sold hla
motor boat and automobile to obtain
money with which to - ome to Ir Uamio
oll* during the trial.
Fred Ossenberg. republican political
boss, and convicted conspirator, was
fined SI,OOO and sentenced to a year ami
n day In the federal prison at Atlanta,
Ga.
OHSENBERG
INDICATES APPEAL.
He was allowed a limited time to per
fact an appeal to the United States su
preme court and Is out on bond at the
present time.
Abe and Moses Klyman, former whole
sale liquor dealers, who stood trial and
were convicted, were fined SSOO and sen
tenced to four months In the Marlon
county Jail.
They have indicated they will take
an appeal, but this has not been definite
ly announced by Attorney Kph Inman,
of this city.
The court allowed Andy Freldle, cap.
tain of police, and the “tool” of
Schmitt; officers William Fuchs, Herbert
Evans. William 8. Perrott, and James
Trautweln, to return to Evansville and
stay there unless the court rr the die
trict attorney “ahould ever want them.”
The court stated that Capt. Frsidle'a
case had given him much concern and
stated he guessed that Capt. Freldle was
"more sinned against than sinning."
In assessing a fine of $2,000 and Im
posing no prison or Jail sentence on Van
Ptcke'ill Judge Anderson stated that he
took into consideration that he told the
truth and aided the government mate
rlally.
“I think It is a good thing to encour
age men to tell the truth and aid ttie
government,” said the court. “I can not
see how the crimes to which lie has con
fesaed can be much worse than they are,
but 1 am confronted with this situation—
he aided ttie government from the very
first."
Before Judge Anderson began passing
sentence yesterday afternoon. District
Attorney VanNuys stated that he desired
tv> make a reply to a statement made by
Attorney James W. Noel, counsel for
Fred Ossenberg.
Noel had previously stated that he had
asked citizens of Evansville regarding
the reputation and character of Ossenberg
and snid that he admitted that Ossenberg
was a political power, yet Ossenberg did
not stoop to accept any graft.
The district attorney called Charles F.
Heilman, former mayor of Evansville, and
Guild C. Foster, a furniture dealer and
a republican worker.
Mr. Heilman stated under oath that
when be was a candidate for mayor that
(Continued on rage Two.)
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Above—Mr*. Alice Foater McCulloch. Below—Miss Julia Landers
and Miss Esther Duckwall.
A unfit be r of prominent Indiana wom
en left today on lb# special train for
Bjd Francisco to attend the democratic
national capveiiUon, which will open
June 28.
Mrs. Atle* Foster McCulloch of Ft.
Wayne, who la the firm Indiana wom
an of any politics! party to be appointed
a* a member of the "big-four,'' was one
of the delegation.
Miss Jitita Landers of Indl-tna|toll*. a
presidential elector, and the Indiana
member of the associated democratic
council, of which Mrs. George Bass of
Chicago Is president, nnd president of
Iho Marion t'ounty League of Democratic
Women, started with the party, but she
will go directly to San Francisco from
ftalt Lake City In order to attend the
meeting of the national democratic com
mittee. which will meet June 25.
One of the youngest members of the
Hoosier group Is Miss Esther Duckwall
of 1301 University court, a inemlmr of
the graduating olnss from Shortrldge
High school, who with her mother and
Going to ’Frisco? Here’s Few Tips
for Both Mr. and Mrs. Delegate
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19. —Mr. and Mrs. Delegate who axe about to
leave for the democratic national convention can obtain here some Inkling
of what to put in their trunk and what they will be up against.
Built on a peninsula, San Francisco can expand in two directions
only—down the peninsula and up in the air.
A brisk walk of fifteen minutes down*
Market street will take Mr. or Mrs. Dele
gate from the Palace hotel, where the
national committee holds forth, to the
Auditorium.
But Marker street must be crossed!
With four parallel street car lines down
which runs practically every car the city
posesses, Market street Is a terror to
visiting pedestrians.
.Soon they will learn, however, that
scattered here and there are little safety
zones where autos dare not whiz and
clanging street cars do not Intrude.
SOME DIFFERENCE
FROM CHICAGO.
The hasty walk from the Palace hotel
to the Auditorium will not cause Mr*.
Delegate nny discomfort, for though the
sun will be shining the nir will bo cool
and bracing.
The democrat who looked on at the
scenes at Chicago will find that San
Francisco’s breeze and the fog that comes
in at night make this city something new
In tl’.e convention line.
So bring the light wrap and discard
the straw hat, If you want to.
This will be the first “light overcoat"
convention In the history of the two
major parties.
If Mrs. Delegate wishes to make Mr.
Delegate comfortable, she should slip
a cap into his grip.
HERE'S A TIP FOR
MRS. DELEGATE.
Each afternoon from off the golden
gate springs up a trade wind that
sweeps through San Francisco.
(By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, lie.
Subscription Rates. | By Mft „ r|oc Per Month; j 5 00 Per year.
sister will be present at the session of
the convention.
Other Indianapolis women who have
gone include Mr*. Charles GUI, Mr*. J.
F. Barrett. Miss Viola Barrett, Mrs. Hen
rietta Brown, Miss L. Axtell, Miss Edna
Fiaher, Mr*. .1. A. Keis, Mrs. M. E. Bor
ing, Mrs. John Klndig. Miss Josephine
Duckwall, Miss Ed in Buennagle. Miss
Helen Buennagle, Miss Marie ('home! and
Miss Barah Frnncca Cooper.
Women from over the state who joined
the party include Miss Ruth Bartels of
Richmond. Mist Edna M. Stelnbal of
Fowler. Mrs. L. G. Elltngbam of Ft.
Wayne, Mrs. John Heller of Decatur,
Mrs. C. . Mitchell of Bedford, Mrs.
George. W. Purcell of Vincennes, Mrs.
Dan M. Link of Auburn. Mr*. A. C.
Thomas of New- Harmony, Mrs. R. E.
Tapp.m of Bhelbyvlllc. Mrs. J. I. Mitchell
of Salem, and Mrs. Ben Bosse of Evans
ville.
Mrs. Vernon Hinkle of Indianapolis is
in charge of special side trips and events
of Interest to the women.
It Is SOME wind.
Hats that blow off in Market street
sometimes are not recovered.
Here Is a tip for Mrs. Delegate. Let
her bring some colored specs for the
old man If he Khould visit any of the
benches.
California girls affect the one-piece
suit almost exclusively.
“Unlnstructed” delegates might 'easily
be stampeded by one of California's mer
maid demonstrations.
Gives Baby Cigaret,
Judge Says 30 Days
NEW YORK, June 19.—They smoke
young in Booth Ca'llnu,
John Mood, a sailor, stuck a rig
aret In the mouth of Mrs. Nelson's
baby.
He told the desk sergeant they did
that In Ills home state.
Thirty days.
Steady Shooting in
Streets Wounds Two
LONDON, June 19.—Two persons were
wounded In shooting that was continuous
In the streets of Londonderry throughout
the night, said a Londonderry dispatch
to the Star today. The fighting started
with a clash between unionists on one
side nnd ex-soldlers and nationalists on
the other.
HOME EDITION
2 CENTS PER COPY
DEMOCRATS TO HOLD
WM. G. McADOO ON HIS
- FORMER STATEMENT
Read Announcement Only as
Emphasizing Fact He
Doesn’t Seek Honor.
‘DUTY TO ACCEPT CALL’
v (By Staff Correspondent.)
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19.
Democrats here in Frisco, acting in
accord with democrats in other
cities, today prepared to call on
William Gibbs McAdoo for strict ad
herence to his declarations made sev
eral months ago that it was the duty
of any citizen to respond to the call
of his party to accept a nomination.
Thy professed to see in the refusal of
Mr. MeAdoo to permit his name to be
entered as a candidate in the democratic
national convention only a literal adher
ence to bis announced theory that no
man should seek a nomination for the
presidency.
They insisted that Mr. McAdoo could
not refuse to accept the nomination pro
vided the party determined that he is its
logical leader and they proposed to pro
ceed on the theory that he is the most
available man for the nomination, re
gardless of whether he was entered with
nominating speeches or not.
Word was received from Chicago that
twenty-one well-known democrats had
sent a telegram to McAdoo declaring:
“Your personal wishes ran not be
permitted to weigh against the wel
fare of America.’’
The telegram also declared they would
proceed on the McAdoo theory that “no
man can refuse the nomination."
STATEMENT IN
REPLY TO TELEGRAM.
Mr. McAdoo. in a statement Issued In
reply to a telegram from Jouett Shouse.
former congressman from Kansas, now
assistant secretary of the treasury, ask
ing for a reconsideration of his attitude,
said In part:
“I can not permit my name to go be
fore the convention.
’’This decision is Irrevocable, as the
path of duty seems to me clear and un
mistakable.
“The considerations which compelled
me to resign as secretary of the treas
ury and director general of the railroads
lu large measure still prevail.
“I must have a reasonable opportunity
tc rehabilitate my private affairs to make
that provision for my family which, in
time of peace, is at once the sacred duty
and the cherished desire of every right
thinking man.”
Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, how
ever. who Is the leading supporter of
William G. McAdoo for the democratic
nomination, was determined to continue
bis advocacy of McAdoo. notwithstand
ing McAdoo’s announcement.
“I still favor the nomination of Mc-
Adoo," be said.
"I live In a section of the country
that la expected to furnish the electoral
tots for a democratic president, and
McAdoo is the choice, I think, of the
kouth for the presidency.”
DEFINITE PLANS
ON PLATFORM.
Administration democrats were leaving
Washington for San Francisco today
frankly In the dark as to candidates,
but with very definite plans as to planks
for the democratic platform.
That President Wilson might have to
throw the administration strength be
hind some candidate to prevent a long
deadlock was regarded as probable.
President Wilson's’ Interview with the
New York World supplementing his pre
vious Indorsement of the Virginia demo
cratic platform left no uncertainty ns
to the policies the administration demo
crats will seek.
Democrats here declared Gov. James
M. Cox, with McAdoo’s withdrawal, would
get the democratic nomination early if
It were not for the opposition of W. J.
Bryan and other drys.
A determined effort Is being planned to
bring before the convention (he question
of changing the rule whereby a two
thirds vote Is necessary to nominate, It
was learned today.
Chairman Homer 8. Cummings and oth
er national committee members opposed
to the change believe they cau beat It.
W. J. Bryan is expected to take a lead
ing part In the fight for the change.
A rule making a majority vote suf
ficient to nominate, the same as in the
republican convention, Is wanted.
The national committee on June 25 will
hear arguments over seating contested
delegations.
KNOW LOTS OF
GOLF , NO POLITICS
i CHICAGO. June 19.—Full of Ideas as
I to golf following several days of pill
i pounding at French Lick, but without
I any very definite Idea as to what is likely
; to happen at Sau Francisco, the Tam
many hall leaders, Charles F. Murphy
and Gov. Smith, arrived In Chicago otday,
en route to the coast.
Murphy, as usual, would not discuss
politics.
"Looks like he says a poor man can't
afford to run,” was his only comment on
i the McAdoo statement.
! "Sounds like he meant It,” was Gov.
Smith’s comment.
Democrats passing through Chicago
during the day took the view that the
McAdoo statement would have the effect
of throwing the Frisco convention even
Into a more open affair than ever.
“It looks like a real old-fashioned dem
ocratic convention," declared Smith, "and
anybody's race as It stands."
G. O. P. CAMPAIGN
TO START MONDAY
WASHINGTON, June 19.—The presi
dential campaign of Senator W. G.
Harding will get its real start here Mon
day when the republican nominee con
fers with party leaders.
Harding has seen mostly senators to
date and In the conferences has collect
ed considerable material for his speech
formally accepting the nomination.
The meeting Monday with Will H.
Hays, republican national chairman, and
other members of the national repub
lican national committee will help Hard
ing arrange details of the formal notifi
cation.
Other meetings of the leaders will
be held after Harding leaves Washing
ton Monday.
Senators Lodge and Brandegee are un
derstood to be helping the nominee on
his letter of acceptance.
Senator Fall, New Mexico, has dis
cussed Mexican policies with Harding
nnd Senator Smoot, Utah, has talked over
reclamation questions.
SECRETARY Cos LB Y
DISCOUNTS RUMOR
WASHINGTON, June 19.—Secretary
of State Colby today discounted the re
port that he is to be permanent chalr-
Ik o( the San Francisco convention.
yah- organization of the convention
> . He choice of Its officers are mat
:,3f§vhlch the c*>n vent lon itself will
the secretary said.
NO. 34.
All the More Reason Why He
Should Be Nominated,
Jenkins Says.
‘ATTITUDE REFRESHING’
KANSAS CITY, June 19.—Declg
ing that he has not changed his at
titude on William G-. McAdoo, for
whom he is scheduled to deliver the
nominating speech at the democratic
national convention at San Francisco,
Dr. Burria Jenkins, editor and pub
lisher of Kansas City, issued the fol
lowing statement here today.
‘•The statement of William G. McAdoo,
declining to sanction the placing of hla
name before the San Francisco conven
tion is all the more reason for his selec
tion as the democratic candidate.
“In those days when other men are
running around the country spending
millions endeavoring to get themselves
nominated it is refreshing to find a man
whose head is not turned by the possi
bility of attaining the highest office in
the world.
■SHOULD draft
HIM FOR PLACE.”
"Despite his declaration it is not con
ceivable thnt the former secretary of the
treasury would refuse to run if he were
drafted.
"And that's Jnst what the democratic
convention should do—draft him.
“The welfare of the parly and the
nation demands it.
“For he seems to offer the best hope
of democratic success, and democratic
success is essential to the country’s fu
ture, 4n view of the candidates and plat
form that came out of the Chicago con
tention.
“Tlie other democratic candidates
are nil good men, but it is extremely
doubtful that any one of them is well
enough known to the country generally,
to hold out to the party the chances of
success that would go hand in hand
with the nomination of Mr. McAdoo.
"His statement refuging to consent to
the use of his name only emphasize?
this.
QUOTES HIM OX
WORLD LEAGUE.
“Consider the position he takes on the
league of nations.
"He says. ‘We most stand squarely
for ratification of the league without
debilitating reservations.’
“His advice on other questions of im
portance is equally sound and straight
forward.
T hose who know Mr. McAdoo cannot
picture him refusing the call to service
of his country and party, no matter
how great the personal sacrifice, despite
the fact that he has persistently refused
to be a candidate.
His record of public service precludes
the belief that he would decline the
nomination if it were tendered him,
reluctant though he might be. No man
could.”
PLAN FORMATION
OF STATE GUARD
Committee Conference Today
Discusses Question.
Flans for the organization of a regl
ment of National Guard for Indiana were
to be completed this afternoon, accord
ing to officers in session today with Adjt.
Gen. Harry B. Smith.
Seven former officers of the United
States army and national guard comprise
the committee who are arranging the
details of the organization.
Provisions In the national defense act
state that the enlistment strength of each
company mustered Into the national
guard shall consist of more than fifty
private and noncommissioned officers and
three officers.
Adjt. Gen. Smith will appoint officers
to form a nucleus for the organization,
with. subsequent changes to be made
later. It Is thought.
The matter of pay for all enlisted men
and officers occupied a large part of the
time of the committee today.
Towns which do not maintain armories
will not be considered for establishing
guard units at present, it is said.
Following are the names of the officers
who are arranging the organization of
the guard: Ray McAdams. Ft. Wayne,
former major In the 151st Infantry, chair
man; Walter H. Unversaw of Kokomo,
formerly major In the 139th field artil
lery; Louden A. Harriman, Indianapolis,
formerly major in the Indiana national
guard ; D. Dray DePrez, Shelbyvlile, for
merly major In the ordnance department;
Berhardt A. Monnlnger, Terre Haute,
formerly major In the 151st infantry;
Henry Pease, Goshen, formerly major I.
N. G.: George R. Hill, Michigan City,
formerly major, chemical division.
George It. Gawann, Ft. Wayne, formerly
captain of the I. N. G. i
EMBEZZLER GETS
PRISON SENTENCE
18 Months at Atlanta Given
Terre Haute Man.
Albert Abbinett. 19, of Terre Haute,
Ind., was today sentenced to eighteen
months imprisonment in the federal
prison at Atlanta, Ga., by Judge A. B.
Anderson, of the federal court, on a
charge of embezzling funds from the
American Railway Express Company.
Abbinett pleaded guilty last December,
but the sentence was withheld during
good behavior on account of his youth.
Abbinett promised at the hearing that
he would replay the S2B he had embez
zled from the express eompany at Terre
Haute, but letters to the court from his
mother stated that he was not working
and that the money had not been paid.
She said he was staying out all night
and sleeping during the day, while she
washed clothes to defray the expenses
of the home and keep him supplied with
the money which he demanded.
Last week a special agent was sent to
Terre Haute and Abbinett was arrested
and brougt here to the Marion county
Jail to await sentence.
Slayer Is Granted
Stay of Execution
A stay of execution in the case of Wal
er Baker, who was sentenced in the St.
Joseph county circuit court in Feb
ruary to death for murder, was granted
by the Indiana supreme court today.!
Baker was to have died in the electmn
chair Aug. 10. )

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