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Probable thunder showers tonight and Tuesday; warmer. VOL. XXXIII. ALLIES READY TO BACK POLES AGAINSTREDS Foch Ordered to Mobilize Troops and Move if Bolshe viki Continue. ARMISTICE IS OFFERED SPA, Belgium, July 12.—Marshal Foch hag been instructed to mobilize available allied lorces for possible intervention be tween the Poles and boishevlki in event the Moscow government refuses to accept the proposal of the conference here for an armistice, it was learned on good authority today. Should the red forces continue their advance into Poland the allies will give every aid to the Polish troops behind the armistice line fixed by the peace treaty. Allied military assistance to Poland hinged on whether the soviet armies would withdraw to th.s line dr continue their progress toward Warsaw. Belief prevailed here that the Moscow government would order the red troops to halt at the Polish boundary. Polish Premier Urabski, who made a strong appeal to the allies for such action, admitted that Polish resistance on the left, center and right, had broken down and that it was a question cf bullish force before the soviet armies might take Warsaw. The allied armistice proposal was the result of Grabski's appeal for aid. XO ACTION UNTIL REPLY MADE. The conference here will take no fur ther action in the Polish situation until a reply has been received from the Mos cow government. The coal and reparations questions were to be discussed at today's meeting. The German delegation was to submit its reply to the allied coal demands at 11 o'clock. Lloyd George was confined to his bed with a chill. It was stated the allied and German experts had reached an agreement on most issues relative to coal deliveries, but that they could not agree on the total tonnage. The allies required 29,000,000 tons an nually. The German delegation took a more de. termined stand on the coal question than they have assumed since the beginning of che conference. Premier Millerand insisted on fulfill ment of the letter of the peace treaty, citing the penalty of occupation of the Ruhr district. The German proposal in regard to payment of indemnities was submitted to the allies, afte: Herr Simons, the_ German foreign minister, bad protested that no reparations plans could be con sidered until the coal question had been disposed of. The German reparations note pro tested that Germany already had paid more than the 20,000,000,000 gold marks as required by May, 1921. WISH IT SPREAD OVER THIRTY YEARS. The Germans proposed that the total amount of reparations be spread over a thirty-year period. It -was understood the allies now fa vored a reparations, plan calling for a lump aum, without-'interest. The German will require con siderable time for study by the Allied experts, and this will provide the delay which the Germans sought before going before the people with the result of the reparations discussions. The allied premiers approvel the draft of the Turkish peace treaty, with slight modifications, which will be presented to the Constantinople government with an ultimatum demanding that the document be signed within ten dayc of presenta tion. No Important changes were made in the Turkish treaty. The premiers also discussed the Danzig question. It was decided that transport arrange ments should be managed by n Join; cotn missloi tjf Poles and representatives of the city of Danzig with a chi'.rrouii se lected by and representing the league of nations. PREDICTS FA I LURE FOR SPA CONFERENCE PARTS, July 12.—"Pertinax,” political editor of the Echo de Paris, predicted to day that the Spa conference would prove a failure instead of settling the out standing German peace problems. MORALS SQUADS GATHER IN 36 Craps, Games Head List in Charges of Gambling. Two morals squads made a series of raids during the last forty-eight hours, and arrested thirty-six men. Sorgf. Russell arrested William How sjnl, 30, negro, and nine other men In a raid oil an alleged game at 349 Indiana avenne. Howard is charged with being th* keeper of the game. Detective Winkler and his morals squad raided an alleged “craps' game at 633 Roanoke street and arrested eight men, ,harglng Henry Simpson, 43. with beiug the keeper of the game. Fourteen were arrested in a raid at Fast and Buchanan streets and two men giving their names as Kimble, 24, and Walter Webber, 26, are charged with be ing the keepers of the game. Six negroes were caught in a raid at 826 Economy street, it being alleged they were shooting “craps.” Six men were arrested In a raid on an alleged open-air “craps” game near 10 Weat Washington street. Another raid at McLean place and Illinois street resulted In six men being charged with violating the gambling laws. They gave their names as Harold Mat lock, 38 West Twenty-first street: Carl Duncan. 117 McLean place; Donald Klueg ner, 6'4 West South street; Kay Batchelor. Shafer hotel. Perry Orvender, 612 North Illinois street: Theodore liab eney. 109 East Pratt street, and Clyde Jones, 2158 North Illinois street. Florida Judge Says Croker Is Competent WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 12 Richard Croker Sr., former Tammany chief of New York, is not mentally In competent to handle his own financial affairs. Circuit Judge E. B J Donnell ruled today in dissolving a temporary injunc tion granted March 30 to Croker s sons and daughter. Paris Officially to kßeceiveM. T. Herrick \RIS, July 12.—The city of Paris will receive Myron T. Herrick gf the United States Bher of commerce, at the Hotel the latter part of July, the news- L‘lntrar.slge*n: announced today. Published' at Indianapolis, Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Seek True Cow It is true that the police today are searching for a cow stolen from a va cant lot near Madison aud Troy avenues. Elvi True owns the missing cow. He gave the police a description of the cow. Police Chief Quits to Drive Milk Wagon CHICAGO, July 12.—Edward Ma roney. Highland Park’s chief of po lice. is planning to resign and get a good job. As chief he gets $147 a month—and uniforms cost S3O. He Intends to be a milk wagon driver. That pays s4l a week and commissions. Wanted to Earn S2OO They StoleJProm Till Burglars gave themselves considerable trouble early today In robbing a cash register. They carried a cash register from Max Klazmer's grocery, 2292 Martha street, to an alley two blocks distant, and then took S2OO from It. The register was not locked. Five Killed When Train Hits Auto LANCASTER, Pa., July 12. Five autoists were killed when an express train struck their machine near here to day. The five were buried under the debris of a suburban station which col i lapsed when the engine had hurled the automobile from the track. Flirt With Death Real to Tommies’ DUBLIN, July 12.—British ‘Tommies' 1 stationed in Ireland have been warned that death will be the penalty for flirt ing with Irish colleens. Notices have been posted by the Sinn Felners warning girls against walking out with or talking to British soldiers. 160 Persons Attend 84th Anniversary One hundred and sixty persons were present at the celebration of the eighty fourth birthday of Nathan Stafford at Garfield para today. Mr. Stafford was a member of the 75th Regular Indiana Volunteer infantry in the Civil war, and is a member of the G. A. R. Relatives from all parts of the state were present at the gathering, including eight children and eleven grandchildren. Dunreith Accident Claims One Victim NEWCASTLE, iDd.. July 12.—Glenn Puckett, 18. was Instantly killed late Sat urday night at a crossing four miles north of Dunreith. Puckett and a companion. George Wrightsman, sat down on the track wait ing for a car, when both fell asleep. Wrightsman, waking in time to escape, caught Puckett by the leg and tried to pull him out of danger, but bis efforts were too late. Are You Afflicted in This Way? Shun Cops The police today are looking for a man whose face and bands arc swollen. The unusual activity of the police ! force is the result of the theft of two hives of bees that were stolen from Indianapolis Heights Saturday night. The bees are the property of Charles Gordon, 42 North West street. Gordan says the thief, who made his getaway in a rubber-tired buggy. Is sure to get stung. Says Husband Wants Her to Keep Him JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., July 12 Mrs. Elizabeth J. Gillespie, 38, who was wedded less than a month ago to George N. Gillespie, 74, has filed suit in the i Clark circuit court from her husband, al leging that he abandoned her fifteen days after the wedding ceremony, which oc curred on June 14. Mrs. Gillespie avers that her husband, although in good health, refuses to sup port her and insists on taking the money earned by four of her children by a previ ous marriage. She alleges that she was compelled to support him. Four former wives of Gillespie are dead. One Belgian Gets His Revenge onjGermans SPA. July 12.—One Belgian got his re venge on Germany today by taking mat ters into his own hands, while the allied diplomats were parleying with the Ger man delegates on coal deliveries. A German named Scbiff, who was want ed by the Belgian authorities for loot ing a chateau while stationed near Spa with the ex-kaiser, came here with the German delegation in a minor capacity. lie was diplomatically protected from arrest, but today the oxvper of the cha teau met him. The Belgian knocked the German down and was about to renew the battle when British officers Interfered. Lawrenceburg Man’s Injury May Be Fatal PORTLAND, Ind., July 12.—Jacob Reis, 60, a deputy United States revenue collector of Lawrenceburg. ind.. working out of Indianapolis, was probably fa tally Injured here Sunday when he was run down by an automobile as he was crossing a street during a heavy rain storm. His skull was fractured at the base of the brain and an firm broken. The autoist. who did not stop his rat chine after the accident, has not been located. The identity of Reis was established by credentials and letters found in his pocket after his removal to a hospital. He had been in Portland three or four days on government business. Juihmtci Jlaif® Entered as Second Claes Matter, July 25, 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. Illinois Town Victim of Bold Bandit Gang Four Citizens Shot by Outlaws After $15,000 Is Stolen From State Bank. PLAINFIELD, 111., July 12. —Four-citizens of Plainfield were shot and two knocked unconscious by revolver butts by nine bandits in the main street of the town today after the latter had held up the Plainfield state bank and robbed the institution of $15,000 in cash and bonds. It Is believed*that none of the wounded, all of whom were Plainfield residents, will die. Driving up to the bank entrance in an automobile, the robbers entered and covered all of the bank officials with re volvers. They then forced the vice president and cashier to open the vaults. These they hastily rifled of nil the bonds and currency in sight. Then, running from the bank and leap ing into the automobile, they drove off shooting at every one in sight as the was driven through the town. Rainbow Vets Have Big Day at Birmingham Southern City Opens Wide Its Portals to Men of First Divisions Across. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. July 12.—Amid flag-bedecked streets and hotels and the almost Incessant flaring of numerous brass bands, the first annual reunion of the Rainbow division veterans opened here tonight for a three-day session. Veterans from every state In the Union represented in the famous division are present, and the first reunion of world war veterans to be held since .the sign ing of the armistice promises to surpass all expectations The city is In holiday attire, and dancing, singing, parading, handshaking and story relating are all on the program- The convention for a moment assumed a different aspect early today, however, when a special train bearing mothers of soldiers who stay on Flanders fields ar rived from Texas. No more silent tribute could lie paid than was paid those mothers by citizens, soldiers aud boy scouts alike, by acts of courtesy. Nothing was too good for the black veiled mothers. Delegates continued pouring In today from all over the country. 2 PINCHED TWICE ON SAME CHARGE Prove to Police History Re peats Itself. History repeats itself. Twice w* this proven early today at police headquarters. George Corbett, 25, of 814 North Dela ware street, was arrested for drunken ness at New Jersey and Washington streets at 8 o'clock Sunday night, by Motor Policemen Finney and Lansing Four hours later '•Kinney” lltatt. po lit leal worker and professional bonds man, obtained Corbet's release on bond. The emergency squad was sent to an npfirtment at 408 South New- Jersey street at 4 o'clock this morning on the report that a man was trying to break in the doors of several of the apartments. The police arrested Corbett, charging him with vagrancy and drunkenness. Mallchi Connaughton, 40, of 7211 East Ohio street, was arrested by Motor Po lice Finney and Lansing at 10:40 o’clock last night and charged with whipping bis wife. ‘‘Kinney’’ Hiatt signed Conriaughton’s bond. Patrolman Hansford was called to the Ohio street address at 4 o'clock this morning and again arrested Connaughton on the charge of assault and battery on Mrs. Connaughton. Both men sent out messages for Hiatt to hurry to police headquarters and again sign their bonds. COX, ROOSEVELT TO MEET TODAY Nominee Reported Eager to Begin Active Campaign. COLUMBUS, 0., July 12.—Nominee I James M. Cox and Franklin D. Itoose | vcjt, his running mate arc to meet at ! tbe state capttol here today for the first \ j.nlftlrnl conference of their campaign. Because of the evident eagerness ol i Gov. Cox to begin an active campaign, j it is expected preliminary plans will be ! completed after conferences here this week. Several prominent party leaders, in cluding Homr S. Cummins, chairman ; of the national committee, will stop here returning from San Francisco. Cox said he expects to discuss cam paign plans only in a genera! way with | itcosevelt, but that features of hi* Mice-'h accepting’ the nomination msv be ; considered. Roosevelit wns to arrive in Columbus this afternoon. He will leave tonight for New York. When Gov. Cox arrived at the station here from Dayton there was only the | ordinary crowd on hand, local friends of | the governor being content to withhold | their felicitations until the reception at ! the capital. | Gov. Cox rode to Columbus ns an ordi nary citizen in the smoking car of a lo cal train, chatting with several old friends and sleeping part of the time. At the statehouse a Idg group of old friends waited to greet him. The governor personally will meet Roosevelt and take him to the executive mansion. j The governor virtually has decided to ’ have the notification ceremonies at his 1 home, “Trail’s End,” near Dayton. ■ He will remain at the capltoi until late j in the week, when he will return to Day ton for the meeting with national com mitteemen July 20. During his stay here Cox has stated that he expects to decide details of the notification ceremonies. It is that a regular “dirt” farmer will be secretary of agriculture if he Is elected. Answering attacks being made on him ! by printing war editorials from his pa pers which political enemies declare had pacifist tendencies, Cox said he is willing \ to stand by his record sis war governor ; of Ohio. New Brunswick Vote Dry Nearly 2 to 1 BT. JOHN, N. 8., July 12.—Returns today from Saturday’s plebiscite show that total prohibition was voted for at a rate of two to one. INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1920. LOVE FOR GIRL REAL MOTIVE Police Say Wanderer Murder Clew Points to Affair. CHICAGO, July 12.—The real motive of Carl Wanderer, former army lieuten ant, in plotting the slaying of bis wlte and unborn child, and a derelict of the streets he hired to pose as a hlghwny ninn. was declared by the police today to have been the infatuation of Wan derer for Julia Schmitt, a 18-year-old girl. Two true bills were voted against Wan derer late today by the grand jury. Evidence give* the police by news paper reporters, including a love letter written to the girl after Wanderer had consummated his double crime, showed he had been making love to her for several months, posing as an unmarried mnn. In the letter written after the slaying,' Wanderer Invited Julia to keep a clan destine appointment with him, adding: "The reason I do not cal! at your house is that people would talk about me. Julia, put yourself in my shoes and see if I am not right.” In a statement made to the police, Julia Schmitt admitted a friendship with Wanderer but said she had been much hurt on learning, through newspaper stories of the murder, that he was a married man. She accepted hi* attentions afterward, however, going to au amusement park wilt him on one occasion. The authorities are continuing their efforts to identify the supposed robber slain by Wanderer. A report that be was John J. Maloney. v. former convict of Pontiac. B. 1., was disproved today. Detectives are attempting to clinch a partial identification of the body as that of AI Watson, a former Canadian soldier and the son of a New York turfman. WOMAN’S PLEA TURNED DOWN Vermont Governor Refuses to Call Special Session. BOSTON. July 12.—Gov. Clement of Vermont has refused to call a special session of the legislature to ratify tht* federal suffrage amend meat, according to word received at the headquarter* of (he national woman headquarters this afternoon. Miss Alice Paul, chairman of the party’s publicity committee acid the gov i'-nor’ action wn* a direct violation of the pledges made by the Chicago con vention and of those made by Nominee Harding. Miss Paul served notice that tile women would fight Gov. Clement's decision. Bhe said n large delegation of women would call on Senator Harding on July 22 and make formal proteat, situation. FUSION NEARER IN THIRD PARTY Series of Conferences in Get Together Effort. CHICAGO, July 12.—Fusion of the vari ous political parties now meeting in Chi cago into one big third party, standing on n common platform and with com mon candidate for president, loomed ap preciably nearer here today. Representatives of the committee of forty-eight, the American labor party, the nonpartisan league, the single tax party and the American constitutionalist party held a series of conferences throughout the morning, endeavoring to reach tin agreement. So many detnilH and angles to the mer ger cropped up, however, that the actual union was delayed. Leaders on all sides were confident the coalition will be perfected “before many hours.” It is probable night session* of the two major convention* In session here—the eon-mlttee of forty-eight, and the Ameri can labor party —will be held tonight. By that time it la expected the sub committees will have perfected their work. The conference committee of the labor group requested the convention to hold a night session, intimating that by that time it would he ready to report. The session was agreed to by the con vention. The forty-eight convention appointed a subcommittee of five to select a pos slide site for a Joint session of the two conventions. Both conventions continued In session throughout the forenoon waiting advices from the conference committees. Various speakers addressed the gath erings on various subjects, among them Eamonn Do Valera, “president of the Irish republic.” MORE COAL CARS BEING SOUGHT Operators Meet to Plan Co s With Railroads. WASHINGTON, July 12.—Leading bituminous coal operators of the coun try meet here today to consider means of co-operating with railroads to get the maximum open top car supply to the mines. One of the steps that may be urged by the meeting la an extension of the In terstate commerce commission’s priority order giving all available open top cars to bituminous mines. This order expires late In July, but the commission already has been asked to extend it. The divisions of the problem that the operators will consider today arc; How to get a supply of coal suflb.ient to supply immediate and future needs of New England's factories. How to transport to the upper lake regions coal enough to carry through the winter. How to build up a reserve for the whole country sufficient to supply household, factory and public utility needs. FIRE IN EYE OF SOLON FROM TERRE HAUTE Rep. Bidaman ‘Unalterably Opposed’ to State Coal Mine Schema. SAYS HE HAS SUPPORT w Determined to make a fight against Gov. Goodrich's plan to have the leg islature, in special to au thorize the purchase of a state-owned coal mine, Charles H. Bidaman, rep resentative from Terre Haute, to day arrived to attend the special session. Mr. Bidaman stated that his con stituents were unalterably opposed to the Goodrich plan of a state owned coal mine, and that he was prepared to offer a resolution calling for the appointment of a joint committee of representatives and senators with power to hold meetings over the state to determine the opinion of the voters as well as to make a com plete investigation of the desirability of the state operating a coal mine. It Is the plan of Mr. Btdaniau to have the committee report at the next session of the legislature In January of next year. Mr. Bldaman claims a mine owned by the Vigo Mining Uompany and located northeast of Terre Haute on the belt Hue of the C. & E. I. railroad, is the one mentioned as the prospective purchase. The report of the subcommittee of the state joint purchasing committee, accord ing to Mr. Bidaman, is that coal is selling on the open market at from $5 to $8 n ton and that the figure:, from the state mine inspector's office shows that in a period from <><t. 1, 1919. to June 1, 1920. there wns mlnnl by the Vigo Mining Com pany a total of 78,951 tons of mine run coal at an average miner's wage of $1 a toq and an overage gross of SI.BB. CLAIMS mil RES ARE misleading. Mr. Bldaniaa claims that these figures do not show the overhead costs of pro ducing the coal, nor do they show any approximate freight charges from the mine to any of the sta’e institutions. ft is the contention of the representa tive that the question of a state-owned mine requires the "most careful investi gation. first, as to the grade of coni the mine would produce, the cost of produc tion, the equipment, its cost, and las* but not least th“ class of labor neces sary to mine the coal and the oflh Inis to manage and superintend the mining property." Representative Bidaman points out that labor and political problems might re sult from a state owned coal mine. The Htdamau plan calls for the ap pointment of a joint committee consist ing of three members of the senate, one of which shall be of the minority party, and three member* of the hoUBe. one of which shall be of the minority party. This committee, if appointed, will sit In various cities of the state to enable citizens to appear befote the committee and express their idea* a* to a state owned coal miuo and also to permit the committee to investigate the reccrda of the state purchasing committee and the records and books of any coal mines under consideration. CONVICT LABOR CMC |t E.NTIONED. Mr. Bldaman raises the question con cerning the possibility of the Mae of con vict labor in case of a strike at the state owned mine. He contends that the use of convict/ labor would "further complicate matters and work hardships upon those who have transgressed the laws of the state and society and who are being punished by such terms of inisnaration and who are in the various penal institutions of the state as the result of sentences being passed upon them by a trial Judge.” Representaltve Bidamitti asserts that the citizens of Indiana have the right to kuow how all money is to be expended in the purchase and the operation of a mine. According to the Bldaman plan, the committee is to have the assistance of the accountants of the state auditor’s office, and experienced legal counselors, as well (Continued on t'age Two.) CUMMINS AND HARDING CONFER lowa Senator Visits Nominee to Discuss Railroads. MARION, Ohio, July 12. Oi the prob lems that face the country, Warren G. Harding Is as progressive ns any man in the country. Senator Albert B. Cum mins, lowa, declared today, after a con ference with the nominee. Cummins said Harding's outlook ia forward and not backward. He discussed railroad problems with Harding and declared the nominee had a comprehensive grasp on the problems ahead. Cummins, one of the authors of the Esrh-Cnnomlns railroad hill, which re cently returned the roads to private con trol, declared that inadequate trans portation facilities are costing the coun try more every day now than the war with Germany cost us on any day. Harding nlso saw L. J. Tabor, master | of the Ohio state grange. They discussed agricultural problems and afterward Tabor declared the nom inee is keenly alive to the importance of a proper recognition of agriculture. Bill to Regulate Hotels Discussed plans for introducing a bill at the next regular session to the legislature to reg ulate the hotels were discussed at a meeting of tne Indiana Travelers’ league. ,T. C. Homes, president of the associa tion, says he hopes the law may be se cured at the next session. The bill, which Is being prepared by the league, requires the licensing of ho tels. examination and licensing of em ployes In public eating bouses, inspec tion of plumbing, lighting and heating in hotels, and posting of schedules of room rates. N. F. Ryan Arrested on Swindling Charge Noble F. Bynn. formerly a stock sales man of this city, today Is under arrest In Chicago, according to word received by Herbert Fletcher, Inspector of de tectives of Indianapolis. Rvan is wanted here on a charge of obtaining $2,625 from C. M. Miller of Tipton, as payment for stock xvhlch Ryan is alleged never to have deliv ered. Flans are under way to return Ryan to Indianapolis for trial.^ )By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates: ( By Ma „ 60c Per Month; , 8 . 00 Per Year. Named Speaker JESSE E. ESCHBACH. Following some question on the part of members of tha house of representa tives, Jesse E. lUscbbach, many times speaker, was retained in that position. In order to take this position Mr. Eschbacb resigned his place as chief ex aminer of the state board of accounts. It is understood he will be reappoint ed In that position at the end of the present special session. ‘CURE-ALL’ BILL IS MADE PUBLIC Goodrich Would Give Taxing Units More Authority. The Goodrich administration bill to cure the defects of his taxing law and the Invalid actions of his state board of tax (ommissioners. which was made pub lic in its entirety today, provide* for the legalizing of the assessment* which have been declared invalid by the state supreme court. The proposed act also provides that the county commissioners shall have the power to hear petitions for reductions in a*soMments and also makes provisions for a refund. The proposed bill concerning taxation admits that the validity of the acts of the state board of tax commissioners dur ing 1919 in making assessments has not only been assailed by the courts on the grounds that the state tax board ex ceeded Its authority, but that the state supreme court has sustained, the invalid ity of those actions of the taxing board. The bill states that "the effect of such n decision is to impair the needed reve nueg of various taxing units throughout the state and thereby hamper and crip ple the administration of government.'- LEGALIZATION I’ROVIDKD FOR. The act first sw-eepingly provides for the legalizing and validating of "all as sessments of property for taxation re sulting from equalization orders made In the year 1919 by the state board of tax commissioners, Including ail tha various percentage rates of increases or decreases,, so made, as applied to classea of property and subdivisions of classes of property and as applied between counties and to various taxing units within the counties together with all exceptions contained in, or resulting from, any such equalization orders as <• made by s-.it 1 stute hoard of tax com missioners." The act provides that in ra\e of any assessment legalized by this act on guy property, real or personal, which has been assessed at more than its real cash value, a petition shall b tiled within sixty days after passage of the act by the property owner before the county commissioners of the county where the over-assessed property is taxed. After the proper showing, the county commissioners have the power to order the assessment reduced, and the property of the petitioner so assessed shall be en tered upon the tax duplicate at Its true rash value. The county auditor of that county is directed to Issue a warrant upon the treasurer for the repayment to the tax payer whose assessment has been ordered reduced by the county commissioners. The set also provides, in counties where the refund will be so targe as to impair the revenues and so make that taxing unit unable to complete their fis cal year without a deficit, that the tax ing unit shall have the power to author ize and effect a temporary loan to ex tend not more than one year for the pur pose of meeting a deficit. taxing units GIVEN AUTHORITY. The act specifically states that the tax ing units have that authority, "notwith standing any other law to the contrary." It is also provided that after the tax assessments have been so fixed, the "proper taxing officials are hereby authorized and empowered to increase all levies, for the year 1919 other than state levies. In such unit in such percentage as will produce, nearly ns may be, the same amount of revenue for all local pur (Continued on rage Two.) “STAYIN’ IN” —— 'C HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY SPECIAL ASSEMBLY SESSION OPENS WITH ESCHBACIH SPEAKER Legislators ’ Moves Will Be With an Eye on November Polls—Record to Be Patched Up Before Presenting to People. GOVERNOR HAS MEN WELL TRAINED The Indiana general assembly convened this afternoon in the second special session of the Goodrich administration, called especially for the purpose of correcting the mistakes of that administration. Both houses convened shortly after 1:30 o'clock and after perfect ing their organization met in joint session in the house of representatives, i where they heard Gov. Goodrich’s message. The message was short and to the point, merely listing, with small explanation, the measures the governor expects to have enacted into law. Jesse E. Eschbach was renamed speaker of the house of representa | tives and it was announced that he had resigned as chief examiner of the state board of accounts to take the speakership. Mr. Eschbach was named speaker after some opposition on the part of members of the house. Program Goodrich Has Outlined for His Special Session The following recommendations were made by Gov. Goodrich In his message, which he read at the opening session of the special session of the legislature today: Emergency appropriations to be made to the various state Institutions according to their respective need* and sufficient to enable them to com plete tlie fiscal year ending Sept. SO. That the county unit road law bo so amended as to replace In law those sections that were left out by the en rolling clerk of the senate, “which left In grove doubt the responsibility for the care of the highways of the state. That provisions be made for pny- Ing to county auditor* and county treasurer* per diem due for serv ice* on equalization board* of coun ties. That rate* for legal advertising be increased. That a commission be appointed to recommend legislation for a war memorial. (No mention was made of the American legion In this connec tion.) That horizontal Increase* ordered by the tax board be legalized with the provision that where property ho* been assessed In exrees of It* true cash value the exces* taxes be re funded. That control over tax levies and bond Issues be restored to loral tax ing and bond issuing authorities subject to such appeal a* may be necessary to protect the Interest of the taxpayer. That that section of the law ex empting public securities be amend ed so a* to make It clear that ail bond* Issued and payable out of revenue derived from taxation be exempt from taxation. That the section of the law ex empting real estate from the lien of taxes be amended so as to make It clear that the state still retain* it* lien for taxes upon the real estate of the state. That the rate of interest on all securities be increased to 6 per cent. That the employment commission he abolished and Its duties be placed in the hands of the Industrial board. That provision be made for women voters. That provision be made for the purchase or lease of a coal mine and for the purchase of coal cars. T bat the public service commis sion he given power to give priority to supplies for state Institution*. That the depository law be amend ed to provide that all public funds coming into the hands of county clerks <r treasurers be deposited. EXPRESS MERGER BEINGASKED FOR Plan Proposed to Obtain $31,- 000,000 Loan. WASHINGTON, July 12.—The Amer ican Railway Express Uompany asked the interstate commerce commission to au thorize the consolidation of the express transportation business. The consolidation would take In the Adams, American, Wells Fargo and Southern Express Companies. George T. Thomas, president of the American Express Company, told the commission the express companies need ed $31.00.000 to carry on the business. Asa consolidated organization they would have no trouble borrowing this amount, but individual companies would have difficulty, he said. Anderson Paved Road Is Damaged by Rain ANDERSON, Ind., July 12.—A heavy downpour of rain has caused a section of paved road on Meridian avenue. In North Anderson, to dislodge and roll down an embankment. Damages ora said to exceed $6,000. I SAYS NOT HOLDING TWO JOBS SAME TIME. representative Axby protested his re tention as speaker and Representative | Decker demanded to know If hd were holding two state Jobs at the same time. “I am not,” Mr. Eschbach declared em phatically. This statement wag met with applause from the majority side. Representative Craig then demanded to know If Mr. Eschbach were on two state payrolls at the same time. The speaker ruled him out of order 1 and ordered the roll call to proceed. In opening the senate Lieut. Gov. Bush declared that he had not changed his altitude against centralization of power. "Whatever we do as a legalizing body let us curtail the power of the tax board,” he said. He characterized the members of the supreme court as men of Integrity and ns men well qualified to pass upon th legality of an action. Many members predicted the intro duction of bills Immediately after the goternor's message is read. Tentative plans called for a repub lican caucus tonight to determine the stand to be taken on the Goodrich pro posals. ASSEMBLY' TO BE “CUT AND DRIED.” Indications were that the assembly would be of a "ont-and-dried” nature with the governor In complete control The only opposition anticipated will come from the few democrats in the as sembly. Every more of the legislature will be made with a view to determining the ef fect It will have on the campaign and election. The Goodrich bills are designed to straighten out the tangled affairs of the administration so that it may be able to present a solid front to the voters as the record of the party in power. Inasmuch as 69 per cent of the mem bers of the assembly are candidates for re-election. this purpose Is aiming toward a powerful effect. There was apparently little specula tion as to what the assembly would do. Tbe only, question appeared to be one of how long the session would last. Guesses on this subject ranged from one week to the full forty days allowed by the constitution. The question of organization had the appearance of being a knotty one, but the nssenMy was expected to untangle it without juch difficulty on the theory that a law more or less has no particu lar conseqnence among friends. It appeared to be certain that Jesse E. Eschbach, chief examiner of the state board of accounts, would be made speak er of the house. WILL HE KEEP BOTH JOBS? The only question app ared to he one of whether he would resign from his present position “for the luration of the session” or whether he will decide that an appointee of the Goodrich administra tion has a perfect right to hold two state Jobs at the same time, a law or two to tlie contrary notwithstanding. The next question that comes up Is that of vacancies. There are a number of vacancies In both houses due to deaths. No attempt has been made to fill any of them despite the provision that the governor must call a special election to fill vacancies occurring previous to the last session prior to a general election. This will mean that several hundred thousand Indiana citizens will be with out representation. More than half the bills themselves, as prepared under the direction of the gov ernor. are designed to correct mistake* (Continued on rage Two.) FIGHT COMING WITH TAX BILL Rent Profiteering Measure Scheduled to Be Presented. That a fight will be precipitated on the floor of the special session of Gov. James P. Goodrich's legislature, when that body comes to consider the admin istration’s bill for legalizing the action of the state tax board in making hori zontal Increases, was indicated today. At a meeting of the legislative com mittee of the Indiana Federation of Farmers, held Sunday, it is understood, that a legalizing act was the chief sub ject for discussion. It is said that the fight against the legalizing act will be led by William Bosson, an ex-attorney and now a farmer, of Marion county. The action against the horizontal tax increase was first instituted by Mr. Bosson. when In the Marion superior court, Judge Linn D. Hay ruled against the tax board. The case was appealed to the appellate court, which sustained the lower court and denied a petition for a rehearing. It then was taken to the supreme court where the Judgment of the lower court was affirmed. A subcommittee of the farmers’ fed eration will look after the tax bills and amendments thereto, and other commit tees will look after legislation especially desired by farmers. The latter include the free seed bill, a "blue sky” law, and a bill permitting traction lines to haul live stock through incorporated cities. With the opening of the legislature today, and the arrival In the city of the assemblymen, a number of bills have been announced that will be presented. Some of the most Important of these! are: M Anti-rent profiteering bill. Law requiring commercial trucks place mirrors on their machines, to see traffic behind them. Soldier bonus bill, and bill jvlS&cEfc Ing for the form carrying an appropriation of Bill to abolish the public mission. NO. 53.