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Thunder showers, followed by fair weather; cooler tonight. vol xxxni. GERMANS MAKE MOVE TO BREAK OWN DEADLOCK Agent, After Being Closeted With Lloyd George, Leaves With Staff Officer. COMPROMISE EXPECTED SPA. July 14.—The first conciliatory more towards breaking the deadlock over German coal deliveries was made by the Germans this afternoon. Dr. von Simons, German foreign sec retary, called on Premier I.loyd George and the two were closeted for some time. It was afterwards declared that the prospects for a compromise on the crit ical coal controversy seemed much brighter. When Dr. von Simons departed he was accompanied by a British army officer from Marshal Foch's staff. Marshal Foch, who arrived from Paris at 5.30 o’clock to get final instructions for military movements into Germany, it the were compelled to extend their zone cq occupation, conferred with the allied leaders till 3*:30. Full plans for the military occupation of the Rohr district (the chief coal fields in Prussia) were outlined. The meeting was adjourned until 0 o'clock pending the arrival of Field Mar shal Wilson, chief of the British staff, and the Belgian military representative. SOME OBJECTION' TO FOCH FEAN. It was learned from an authoritative source that Lloyd George objected to certain features of Marshal Foch's plan for the occupation of the* Ruhr district. Marshal Foch, who arrived from Paris jit 8:30 o'clock, conferred at length with Premier Lloyd George and Premier Mll lcrand. Ignace Jan Paderewski, former pre mier of Poland, unexpectedly arrived here today to plead the cause of Poland. He lunched with Premier Lloyd George and afterwards conferred with Premier Millerand. M. Paderewski refused to talk for pub lication. It is understood that the soviet reply to the allied note asking Russia to Join Foland In an armjstiee is under con sideration hy the allied premiers. While the conference was in progress the aecretary of Dr. Walter von Simons, the German foreign secretary, drove up. He was met by Sir Phillip Kerr <>t Premier Lloyd George's staff, and the two talked together for some time. The German official handed a docu ment to Sir Phillip, who conveyed it to Premier Lloyd George. Dr. Simons' secretary then returned to a chateau on the outskirts of Spa, where other members of the German cabinet, who are now at Spa, were awaiting him. CONFERS WITH TWO PREMIERS. Immediately after his arrival. Marshal Foch conferred with Premier Millerand and then with Premier Lloyd George. Field Marshal Wilson, head of the British general staff, was to arrive later in the day. So urgent was the mission of the French generalissimo that part of the "Journey to Spa was made in a high powered motor car. Regarding the allied threat to occupy the Ruhr district. Dr. von Simons, the German foreign secretary, again threat ened the withdrawal of the German dele gation. “There Is nothing new to say now,” declared the German foreign secretary at noon. < “If the allies inform us they intend to occupy the Ruhr district we will leave for Berlin.” Belief was expressed by a member of the Italian delegation that the Germans (Continued on Page Nine.) | ,48 FACTION GIVES WARNING OF SPLIT Opposed to Third Party Adopt ing Labor’s Platform. CHICAGO, July 14. —Senator Rob ert M. LaFoilette of Wisconsin this afternoon notified the coalition con vention of the committee of 48 and the American labor party that he can not accept the nomination for the presidency of the new party. CARMEN’S HALL, CHICAGO, July 14. —Warning that the committee of forty eight will pull away from the new third party if labor's radical platform is adopt ed by the coalition convention was issued here this afternoon by three prominent leaders in the forty-eight movement, Amos Pinchot, George L. Record and Gilson Gardner. In a Signed statement after the meet ing of the platform committee they charged that labor was forming a “class conscious party" to which Senator Li- Follette could not adhere. The statement said: “The negotiations between tbe platform sub-committee of your convention and a similar commit tee of the labor party have reached a stage where we feel that the members of both conventions and the public generally are entitled to a full and frank state ment of tbe inside facts. ' “The underlying cause of the differ ences is that the labor party representa tives think that the new party should be a clasys, conscious, radical party, standing upon the principles of British guild socialism, expressed in trade union language. BELIEVE IN BHORT PLATFORM. “We believe that the new party should have short definite platform, aimed at x the destruction of economic privilege and the winning back of the historic political liberties lost during the war. “We offered the substance of our St. Louis platform. “A form of platform, drawn by friends of Senator Lafollette now here, was also presented to the conference committee, with the assurance that the senator would be willing to acept our joint nom ination on this platform. “WfL_agreed to accept the platform and the labor party representatives refused flatly so accept it. Senator LaFollette'a friends then informed us that, in their judgment, the senator would not be will ing to become the candidate of the new party. x HOW SITUATION NOW STANDS. “The situation, therefore, is this: If the platform submitted by LaFollette's friends is adopted we can probably have him as our candidate. “If the labor party platform is adopted the senator will not run as ojir candidate v snd in our judgment no other public man laving any considerable following can be induced to take the nomination.” ▼AN NUYS PRINCIPAL SPEAKER. ▼red VanN'uys, United States district gttorney, will be the principal speaker gt the Rush-Fayette county reunion at ▼rookside park next Sunday. Residents Bad former residents of the two counties Jjape been invited. Published at Indianapolis, Ir.d„ Dally Except Sunday. Mediaeval Battle Challenge Sent to Greeks Via Plane CONSTANTINOPLE, July 14.—A mediaeval challenge' to battle has been sent by Mustapha Kemal Pasha, leader of the Turkish nationalists, to the commander of the Greek army that is advancing through Anatolia, according to a- telegram from Smyrna today. A modern touch was given to the challenge, however, when the na tionalist chieftain sent it by airplane. He proposed that the Turkish and Gseek armies engage in conflict In the region of Aflum-KarUhissar, 173 miles south of Contantinople, to de termine the victor. Mustapha Kemal Pasha is report ed to have ordered the Tiyks at, Erzerum to attack the Armenians. V J GIVES NEWSBOY S4O^ARRESTED Carpenter With Roll Held as Vagrant by Police. In these days of high cost of living it is so unusual for any one to give any thing away that a man was arrested for giving money to a newsboy today. John Snyder of Peoria, 111., a carpen ter, gave S4O to- Hvmie Granofsky, a newsboy, for a paper. Hymie, who said he feared having to explain to his mother how he obtained the money, tqak it to Traffic Policeman leenogle. Icenogle took the S4O and arrested Snyder, taking him to police headquar ters. turning him and the money over to officers there. Snyder explained that the boy told him he needed a pair of trousers and that he was sick. He said he gave hixn the money for this reason and ctintended he had a right to give away his own money. He nad $122.25, including the S4O he gave the boy. * He was held on a charge of vagrancy. IT'S BULLY TALE BULLS TELL NOW With four police officers hanging to the end ofru rope vainly trying to hold a giant bull which they had lassoed, the bull swam across the canal twice early yesterday. The buil first made its appearance at New York and Pennsylvania streets at 1:30 o'clock. Patrolmen Fogarty and Thompson, assisted by Motor Police Officers Hudson and Landers, attempted to capture the animal. A pursuit started in which the police in an automobile chased the bellow ing bull north in Pennsylvania street to St. Clair street, and from there west to the canal. Hudson lassoed tbe bull, but the new maddened animal swam across the canal anil started south in Mis souri street. The police followed. In Market street, near West street, Mr. Bull halted. The officers made a grab for the rope, but the bull bellowed and again plunged Into the canal. The police released their hold on the rope just in time to save them selves from being pulled into the 1 canal. But all chases must have an end some time or another, and this one was closed when Mr. Bull made a dash for the open door of the Star livery stable. 10 North Missouri street, almost overturning the sur prised night watchman. The police locked the door on the bull and started out to find his ownef. Did the Whistle Blow? £ : Ouch! Louis Pete, 48 of 520 West Court street, while working with a construc tion gang at Northwestern avenue and . Thirty-eighth street let a car rail drop - on his toes. He was taken to the City hospital in an automobile. Big New York Banks to Combine Business NEW YORK, July 14— Merger of tbe Bankers’ Trust Company and the Lib erty National bank has been practically agreed upon by the dominant stockhold ers of the two institutions, it was learned here today. The combined capital stock of'tab two institutions on June 30 was $25,000,000. mwm§, SHIP AHOV j ( ( THERE’S ©ABE^SS 2.8 T? HOME-RUM/ £ NEW YORK, July 14.-Ba.be Ruth made Ills twenty-eighth home run of the season here this afternoon in the second Inning of the Yankee-St. Louis game. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1814, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. SAYS VAIN LOVE OF CHAUFFEUR LED TO KILLING Broker Returns Home With Murdered Wife’s Body and t Talks to Suicide’s Widow EACH HOLDS SECRECY NEW YORK, July 14.—“ Infatuation of the chauffeur foj a woman who never re turned it.” That was the motive for the murder of Mrs. Arthur DeCordova, wife of a wealthy New York broker, and suicide of Bernard Gelsler, her chauffeur, ac cording to a statement today by attor neys for the dead woman's husband. DeCordova returned to New York late last nlgbt with the, woman's body. Later vhe held a two-hour conference with Mrs. Gelsler, the chauffeur's widow. Neither would disclose the subject of the conference. \ Prosecuting Attorney Hewitt, who be lieves Mrs. DeCordova was criminally attacked, said this theory practically is confirmed by evidence provided by Dr. F. I. Payne, Westerly, R. 1., who ex amined the body of Mrs. DeCordova after the shooting and accompanied Geissler to the New Loudon hospital, where he died. According to Prosecutor Hewitt, Dr. Payne reports finding black and blue marks on Mrs. DeCordova's neck and other evidence indicating she had been attacked before the shooting. SAY GEISLER ACTED STRANGELY - NEW LONDON, Conn , July 14.—Fur ther evidences to strengthen the authori ties' contention that Bernard Geislef, chauffeur, killed Mrs. Arthur DeCordova, wife of hi* employer, and then shot him self, was disclosed today. Authorities learned thut Gelsler acted strangely before the murder. He was practicing with a revolver, other chauffeurs staying at the summer resort here said. Recently Gelsler had remarkaed to a friend “not to be surprised if you see my name in the headlines of the papers. A lock of blonde hair was found in an envelope in Geisler's pocket. On the envelope was written: “In eijse of accident or death place this un der my pillow.” Mrs. DeCordova's hair was blonde. Authorities also were informed Gelsler had some trouble with his wife and she - brought -action seeking an allowance pending a suit for separation on grounds of cruelty. That Gelsler and Mrs. DeCordova t and made a previous pilgrimage to the s,<ot on the road where the shooting took place Monday night, was stated by sev eral persons today. Several persons who passed the au tomobile. baeked Into the hushes along side the roHd shortly before the shoot ing. were found by officials. Mrs. Gelsler was expected here early today to claim her husband a body. POLICE GET 260 QUARTS BOOZE Three Men Charged With Wholesale Transportation. The largest booze capture Occurring in Indianapolis In more than a year was made today by Detective Winkler and hi* morals squad when they took bottled In bond whisky valued ut more than $7.b00 from three men who arc alleged to nave been engaged in the wholesale transpor ; tation of liquor Into the state. The arrest was made at 134 West Ari zona street where the men were unload ing the whisky from two automobiles and carrying It into the home of William B. Smith. The men gave their names as Bert Dun lap, 28, 1145 Udell street; John F. Lux, 22, of 634 North Capitol avenue, and Wil liam Shoemaker, 47, Chicago. An Incomplete count by the police in dicated that there were at k-ast 260 quarts of whisky in the two cars. The whisky bore labels indicating it was made in Ohio and bottled this year. Federal officials BurnediaTely started an Investigation and confiscated tlte two automobiles. The police intimated that further ar rests would be made. Dan Long. 50, of 41 West Ohio street, was arrested on a charge of operating a blind tiger after federal officers said they saw him selling whisky. JAILBRE AKERS GET SENTENCES Three Men Given Terms in Re formatory by Judge Collins. Harry Wagner, one of the captured jail breakers, was sentenced today by Judge Collins to 2 to 14 years in the Indiana state reformatory following a conviction on the charge of grand lar ceny. Wagner, along with George Alberts and Dorsey Harney, escaped prisoners, was arrested on May 30 charged with entering the home of Andrew Taylor, 80S Virginia avenue, and stealing weav ing apparel valued at S2OO. Wilbur Clark, 18, was sentenced to one to fourteen years in the Indiana re formatory and fined $1 and costs by .lodge Collins in criminal court today. On May 1!) Clark entered the garage of C. W. Abraham and stole an auto mobile belonging to Ivan Smith, fil7 North East street. Clark was also a captured jail breaker, slated under the name of Robert Clark. JamesviVUson, 23, of Louisville, was sentenced to two to fourteen years in the Indiana State reformatory, in crim inal court today, on n charge of burglary Wilson was arrested on June 22 at the Etn-Roe Sporting Goods store. Wilson was captured on the roof of the Gem theater June 22 after an ex change of shots with the night watch man. He had in his possession S3OO worth ot goods stolen from the Em-Roe store. Walter Hinton, negro, who was ar rested on June 28 charged vfith steal ing a jeweled pin and S2B from Laura i Hall, 334 North Missouri street, received I a sentence of six months on the penal i farm and fined $1 and costs from Judge ; Collins today. Hinton withdrew a plea of not guilty I on a grand larceny charge and pled j guilty to the charge of petit larceny, j 2 Dublin Constables Killed by Armed Band DUBLIN, July 14.—Two constables were killed and another wounded when an armed band attacked an automobile in which they were riding from Dingle Barracks early today. The raiders captuned n quantity of arms and ammunition which was In the motor car. ' Jn&iami Jlailu (times INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1920. Roosevelts at Canadian Home BbJkvt ■ ’SM' ’’-v '.v if . r .-. Tt^y^r. its "•••••. / •-> • ii fag £ ,3, < . - ■■■>■ , -\ ‘ J fPUiiiin milljtfTffrlßr $ ' M 0 Jim, '' f’ffc s§ w <V&4S ni v Mi Jk 8?:': 7> y ' I- ' - ' ilisS ' s I taPta -.jfe . - .'U I* - * f9| ,<g 1 gafILgJHL yjigp .f9p99[ •§ 7 jJMLaBPILjPeIJSg w mH| Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and four of her five children This photograph has just been re ceived from Campobello Isle, New Bruns wick, Canada, the summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the democratic nominee for vice president. On the day tbe picture was taken, French Stage Military Show on Bastille Day PARIS, July 14.—French inde pendence day was observed today with elaborate ceremonies, the feat ture of which was u brilliant mil itary pageant. it was the first actual peace cele bration of the-* national holiday in years. President Deschanel and Premier | Millerand were prevented from par ticipatlon, the former by illness and the latter by hts absence at Spa. WASHINGTON. July 14. -Presi dent Wilson, in a message today to President Deschanel of France, de clared that Bastille day, “like our own Declaration of Independence, gsve notice to the world thut tneu should no longer be subjected to the tyranny and despotism of arbitrary power, but that laws should be Just >' and equal to all.” COX PLANS H. C. L. AS VITAL ISSUE Taboo Put on Prohibition Sub ject During Confab. COLUMBUS, 0., July 14.—Making his first campaign statement a sting ing attack on Senator Harding and ‘•the senatorial oligarchy of Lodge, Penrose and Smoot,” Nominee Cox today declared his fight for election “will be dedicated to the task of bringing peace with honor.” | COLUMBUS, 0., July 14. While the j league of nations has been agreed on n* the dominating Issue in the coming cam paign by Nominee .Tanieg M. Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt, his teammate, it has been made clear to those at the con ference h<re today that this will not be done to the exclusion of the high cost of j living. It was pointed out that the opposition ' has been In control of congress long enough to pass corrective legislation to < remedy the evils, but have not seen fit to do so and therefore must bear the ; brunt of the burden. The one subject that is taboo during the conferences and which causes a look i of apprehension to pass over the face of | the nominee each time It is mentioned, is prohibition. The conference between Cox and Presl dent Wilson, which takes place next Bun i day morning at 10:30 o’clock, will be the \ first time the two have met since March j of last year. t It was recalled by the nominee that the first meeting with the president oc curred during the campaign of 11)16. Since then they have occupied the same platform together on a number of occa sions and have become well acquainted. TWO BIG PLANTS BURN AT BOSTON Early Fires Cause Heavy Losses; Make Many Homeless. BOSTON, July 14.—Two general alarm fires destroyed two industrial plants today causing thousands of dollars’ dam age and driving many families from their homes . The plants destroyed were those of Walker Brothers' Dyeing and Bleaching Company in Chelsea and the Woburn | Iron foundry in Woburn. | The Woburn blaze threatened the en ; tire tannery district of that city. Wife and Dupe Slayer Put in Murderer’s Row CHICAGO, July 14.—Car! Wanderer, | confessed murderer of his bride of eight ! months and a "ragged stranger, hired [ to be killed,” was placed in "murder j ors’ ” row in the county jail here to day. Letters from sympathizers were re j celved by Wanderer today, Eddie Burke, New Y'ork former sergeant under Wanderer in the Seven i teenth Machine (June Company, was one j communicant. He expressed sympathy for the ac- I cused. A letter signed “Christian Worker," ! quoting many passages from the Bible, also was received. BOLBHEVIKS CONTINUE ADVANCE. LONDON, July 14. —An official dispatch from Moscow today said the bolshevik were continuing a successful advance on the whole front James, son, was on a fishing trip. The children are, left to right, Elliot, John and Franklin Jr., and the only daughter, Anna, with their favorite Scotch collie. SEEK SWEEPING CHANGES IN TAX LAWS OF STATE Correction of Administration Record Is Aim of Numer ous Measures. Sweeping changes In the tax laws of Indiana would be made by bill* Intro duced In the house of representatives to day. The bills include legislation recom mended by Gov. James P. Goodrich, de signed to correct the mistakes of previ ous legislature In regard to the Good rich tax laws, and" to remedy the effect produced by the recent ruling of the supreme court on the horizontal tax In creases imposed by the state board when it overstepped its powers. A number of tbe hill* Introduced would change the salaries of township and county assessors and other* have to do with the method of assessing certain properties. Chief among the measures presented, was that of Representative William J. Wood, republican, <>f I'nrr. Mr. Wood's MU provides that all taxes be paid Into the office of the treasurers of the various counties, as they would have been paid had not the supreme court held the horizontal tux Increases invalid. WOULD DEDUCT EXCESS AMOUNT. Following this payment by the tax payer, the bill would make It possible for the amount paid In excess, lit view of the of the horizontal In creases to be deducted from such per son's tax for the Sent 1020 and collectable in 1921. In September of the present year, the bill continues, the various taxing units would fix levies at a rate sufficient to produce revenues for the next year In a sufficient amount to cover the business of the next ensuing year, and sufficient to reimburse all persons who have paid an excessive tax due to the horizontal increase. For those persons who might have moved from one county to another fol lowing the payment of tbe excessive tax. and before he would pay another Install ment In that county, the treasurer would issue to that person a county warrant covering the amount paid. The bill also provides that county auditors should receive compensation for the extra work that would be entailed upon them in carrying out the provisions of the act. Another bill introduced by Representa tive Newman of Marlon county would provide that mortgages on land, deeds of trust or other obligations whereby real property Is made security for the pay ment of a debt, shall be treated as land or real property, and assessed and taxed to the owner of such obligations. MORTGAGES MAY BE SOLD FOR TAXES. The measure further provides that taxes shall he considered a lien on the obligations, and they may be sold for the payment of taxes, the same as real prop erty. A measure presented by Uepresentatlvs McMasters of Marion county would grant authority to city officials to make a tem porary loan, for a period not to exceed two years, at a rate of interest not to ex oeed 7 per cent per year, where funds are so impaired that the unit will not be ablp to complete the fiscal year without a deficit. The bill provides that an additional levy be made to meet the loan, and t:inr such loan may be made without npproval of the state board of tax commissioners. Other tax bills were presented In the house provided for fixing of salaries of (Continued on Page Nine.) ' SEN> EL9NER Subscription Rates: THREE SNAGS BLOCK COURSE OF GOVERNOR Tax Muddle, Coal Mine Pro ject and Independent Re volt Obstruct Progress. GRAFT IS SUSPICIONED Gov. James P. G®odrich’s carefully planned program for the second extra session of his legislature has struck three formidable snags, antj jt now ippears certain that considerable time and a yast amount of political effort will oe necessary to get around them. The opposition to the governor’s program is centered about two of his pet measures and includes an inde pendent movement on the part of as sembly members that is the most serious of all. The two Goodrich measures which arc meeting with stilt opposition are: 1. The legalization of the illegal acts of the Goodrich state tax bard. 2. The proposed purchase of a coul mine of unknown ownership, on the theory that the state can obtain its coal cheaper from the earth than from the coal dealers. The independent revolt of the assem blymen is in regard to the public rv it-e ctanmlsston, which it is now pro posed to abolish. Legalization of the mistakes of the state tax hoard is meeting opposition from members of the assembly who do not believe It is morally right to attempt to do by legislation that which the su preme court has said is not legal. The specific act which the administra tion wishes Is one that will enable tbe tax board to continue its practice of ar bitrarily raising the taxes of any unit it desires to punish hy means of hori zontal tnerensos In valuations. INCREASES BROUGHT STORM OF WRATH. Horizontal increases of property values that were already up to true value brought a storm of wrath on the Good, rich administration at the beginning of the year. Opponents of the extra session pro gram believe that this wrath was justi fied and will be as much justified even If the manipulators of law succeed In maktng It legal, which success they very much doubt. They point out that an act of the legis lature enablin'? the state tax board to say (bat for taxation purposes SI,OOO in the bank shall be regarded ns $1,400 does not obligate the bank to pay the depositor more than SI,OOO and there is no way in the world that the true value of this money can be made any other than SI,OOO. There are some member, of the legia lature who are old-fashioned enough to he unwilling to provide any body with the power to establish arbitrarily ficti tious values on taxables. Whether there will h sufficient polit ical effort made by Goodrich and others to pairs this measure depends entirely on whether or not there are enough leg islators willing to sacrifice principles to political expediency. The governor's proposed purchase of a coal mine would meet with considerably less opposition if it were known what mine he proposes to purchase, at what 'price and from whom. The legislators and the public have not forgotten that when Indianapolis purchased a garbage plant it was bought (Continued on Cage Two.) Veteran, 84, Fatally Hurt Near Marion Special to The Times. MARION. Ind., July 14.—James H. Boyle. 84, captain Tenth Indiana Infantry, veteran of the civil war and a member of the Marion Soldiers' home, was fatally Injured today when struck by a Pennsyl vania freight train at the Bethevans station, near the military home. He is unconscious with little hope for recovery. ('apt. Boyle is the father ot Charles Boyle, 11G West Twenty ninth street, In dianapolis. —*~ Women’s Rights Bill Now in Committee If a bill now In the hands of the senate committee on elections, introduced by Senator K. P. Eisner, democrat, is re ported favorably by that body, women will have taken one more step toward political equality with men. Senator Eisner’s bill, Introduced late Tuesday, would provide that women vot ers be eligible to every public office o employment created by law-, including service on election boards and juries. A similar bill has ben introduced in the lower house by Representative Axby and has been referred to the house com mittee on elections. Women visitors in the senate at the time the bill w-as Introduced were par tleularly pleased with the provisions of the measure. Bald Heads, Bow Ties and Loving Demonstrations Seen in Senate Girl Reporter Says Speaker’s Stand Resembles Pulpit and Attitude of Lieut. Gov. Bush Impresses Her. By KATHLEEN McKEK. The sign over the door read "Senate Chamber,” but my eyes must have de ceived me, for I saw a pulpit In the front of the room. I thought I had wandered into the room where the senators werw la the act of conducting devotional services. A second glance reassured me on my first visit to that body. A number of men were rushing around in striped shirts—l knew it could not be a church service. Bald heads appear to b every fash ionable among state senators, and a very interesting treatise could be writ ten upon “a study of Indiana senators’ bald heads from the gallery.” SENATE FASHIONS. Bo’w lies and vast expanses also are fashionable In that astute body. Even Lieut. Gov. Bush wore a little dark blue satin ‘creation,” whh h was quite fetching. I noticed one very popular member who was entertaining quite e court at his desk. Four dignified senntors www (losely welded together on his desk, while two others were seated on the arms of his embracing him enthusiastically. I w*s becoming very interested in lis tening to two august senators discussing the ethics of taxation when a very offi (By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis. 10c; Elsewhere, la . (By Mall, 50c Per Month- $5.00 Per Year. ( —s Come Back if You Want Votes * / Gov. Goodrich's legislature hatJ better take care or several young In diana women are not going to have a very good opinion of their manner of conducting business for the state. The corridors of the statehouse were crowded today with young wom en who are attending the Teachers' college at Twenty-third and Ala bama streets, and who journeyed to the Capitol building to witness the - legislature in session. The party divided into two sec tions, one to visit the senate and the other the house. Hardly had the visitors been seat ed, and gotten comfortably settled to watch the maneuvers of the legisla tors, when someone offered a mo tion to adjourn, and Blooey! went the visitors’ party. < COAL PRIORITY BILL PASSED AFTER FIGHT Service Body Gets Control of Shipments From Mine to State Institutions. ENEMIES CALL IT CLUB Administration forces in the house of representatives today won in a spirited skirmish by suspending the rules and finally passing a bill triving the public service commission the power to give priority to the shipment of coal from coal mines to state institutions. By a vote of 78 to 15 the bill, as intro duced by William M. Swain, Pendleton, was passed after one of the most bitter fights yet waged on the floor of the house. Representatives who opposed the sus pension of rules to advance the bill, claimed on the floor of the house that this bill was only a club to hold over the coal mines in an effort to buy a state coal mine. " iiliam B. Coralt, Greentown, ex plaining his opposition vote against the passage of the bill, contended that tbe members did not know what they were voting on. -• In explaining his vote in favor of the bill Charles 8. Johnson, Grant county, said It was more important to keep the inmates of the state institutions warm this winter than to see that con tracts and labor for state coal is equally divided. . Representative John T. O’Neil, who is a coal miner of Terre Haute, said the coal miners and coal operators were un der a contract. “What kind of a contract” some mea lier called out. “Judge Anderson's contract to put us in Jail," retorted O’Neil as the repre sentatives broke out in a storm of laughter. “I know what I am talking about,’’ snapped O’Neil as he pointed his finger toward the chair. “There is no shortage of coal cars and I defy any ohc to show me a real shortage. * "We have our contract that the coal ears shall be equaly divided among the mines,” said O'Neil. O'Neil voted against the bill and Charles A. Smith, Princeton, said he opposed any measure which would divert coal cars from mines in his county. “I can not see the wisdom of putting the power of diverting coal ears to mines having state coal contracts for gtate in stitutions Into the hands of a rate rais ing boajuid that is all the public service commission is. a mere rate rais ing board,” said Smith. Speaker Eschbaeh In putting the mo (Conrinued on rage Two.) SPEAKER'"^nfcp ESCHBACH o§fg| CLEAR6O FOR MS* JLn action i. cious gentleman came to me and assured me the seats were free. Great piles of papers on some desks and small ones on others made me feel cer tain l would turn socialist after all, be cause even the state senators do not have their work equally distributed. All the political traditions that I had heard about were pleasantly brought to my mind. FRATERNAL J RELATIONS EVIDENT. Whispered conversations and fraternal relations consisting of pats on the hack and loving demonstrations were quite noticeable in all parts of the chamber. Tile way some senators were patronized and others left alone was quite astonish ing. In fact, the good looking ones were nearly always deserted, showing that women aren't the only jealous ones. Upon ascending the speaker’s stand, Mr. Bush assumed a picturesque attitude, leaning against one of the posts. I looked everywhere for the photog rapher, but my attention was again con centrated on Mr. Bush, who was pound ing on the desk and yelling “order.” Evidently he was a person of influence for there was a sudden most undignified scurrying of dignified senators to their seats. Most of the session consisted mo tions to introduce bills atjd motions to indefinitely postpone others. CHIEF ITEMS OF BUSINESS. Evidently the business of the* senate is to pasts their time. A gentleman stood up In the front of the room and read bills In which the (Coirfcinned on Fogs Two) HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY BILL PROVIDES FOR REFUND OF OVERPAYMENTS i Governor’s Measure Would Permit Local Tax Increases. TWO BILLS REPORTED Lieut. Gov. Bush took the first step toward limiting the duration of the session this afternoon when he an nounced he would entertain a motion limiting the time during which bU4s may be introduced. Refund of excess amounts paid by Indiana taxpayers, due to the horizon tal increases made by the state board of tax commissioners, would be provided by a bill proposed by the administration and presented .a ne senate today by Senator William B. English of Marion county. N The bill further provides that the local taxing officials shall increase the rate of taxation in their respec tive units to meet the expenses fo.* the current year, funds for which would be depleted because o r the re fund of the amounts paid on the hori zontal increases. The bill was referred, to judiciary A committee of the senate for action. Senator English's bill is practically the same as that introduced ia the low er house. ,It was designed by the governor and several attorneys with representative! of the gtate board of tax commissioners, and is a part of the administration pro gram for legalizing the action of the state tax board in overstepping its au thority making horizontal increases. Incidentally, the bill would go further, And correct the mistakes of the executive ' and the tax board. The bill provides that the state tax board shall authorize the county auditors : of each county to instruct county treas urers to refund the amounts paid in on ■ the horizontal increases. Another provision is that the state 1 board shall grant authority to the proper rate fixing officers of each taxing unit 1 to increase the rate of taxation or add additional amounts to the rates as now ■ fixed on assessments made before the horizontal increases were ordered and placed in an amount sufficient to raise moneys actually needed to meet the ex penses of the unit. COMMITTEE REPORTS FAVORABLY OX TWt). Each taxing unit is authorized by the measure to borrow money in anticipa tion of the collection of the increased rew-nues, made possible by the increased raws fixed by the local rate fixing of ficers. in order to complete the business of the''current fiscal year. The bill declares an emergency and provides for the immediate taking effect foiloniug its passage. Two of the administration bills, re lating to the change in the election laws of Indiana, to provide for the increase in voters, due to the possible granting of full suffrage to women, have been favorably reported by the senate com mittee on elections. These are: Bill No. 306, amending the absent vot ers' law, permitting absent voters' bal lots to be marked with ordinary pencil i“ r with pen and ink, instead of* with a blue pencil only, as is now the law. Bill No. 357, providing that counties may provide Voting machines to cities | and towns. Each of these bills was introduced by Senator Arthur D. McKinley of Muncie. Senators El6rer and Ratts have been appointed on the committee to revise the election laws of the state, it was an nounced this morning. > Several other bills providing changes in the election laws are still in the hands | of the committee, to which changes and i amendments will be made before their presentation to the senate. It is thought that, dqe to tbe emer gency that exists, in preparing for the women vote all the administration bills will be reported by the committee on elections as favorable to passage. The committee on public morals re ported favorable action on the bill Intro duced by Senator Negley, providing for Increased compensation for care of de pendent or neglected children who are : wards of juvenile courts to an amount not exceeding 75 cents per day. “BIG STICK” READY FOR OPPOSITION. Frantic efforts to legalize the invalid orders of the state tax board and legally to dross up the illegal rulings ordering horizontal increases in valuation of tax able property, were under way today by Gov. Goodrich's administration workers in the house of representatives. The second step in legalizing the in valid orders of the state tax commis sioners today was being considered by th# ways and means committee of the house with the introduction of a bill legalizing the orders of the state tax hoard in increasing the valuation of taxable property in Marion county. This bill is introduced to "save the face” of the state tax board in Marion county by declaring legal the very in creases w irtclfi the Indiana .state supreme court \held were illegal in the case of Leo K. Fesler. county auditor, and oth ers, against William Bosson -and other taxpnyeTs. This is the case in which Judge Linn Hay of superior court, room 2, Marion county, issued a restraining order against County Auditor Fesler restraining him from placing on the tax duplicates the horizontal increases. Judge Hay was reversed by the ap pellate court, but was fully sustained by the state supreme court only a few days ago. The bill would also legalize all bonds and other evidences of indebtedness rest ing upon the valuation of taxable prop erty fixed or determined by the state tax boa rd. This bill attempts to make legal the very thing from which tbe taxpayers of Marlon county appealed to the superior (Continued on Fage Two.) OPEN LETTER TO GOV. JAMES P. GOODRICH. Dear Governor: When you recommend that, ail public funds be placed in public de positaries you promise to deprive Treasurer Ralph Lemcke of the In terest on the Barrett law funds which he promised before election to turn over to the public. You must certainly realize that since Ralph did not turn this money back into the public treasury he haa changed his mind about being will ing to forego approximately SIO,OOO a year extra perquisites. How do you expect to line up the ‘‘avenoo" votes if you Interfere with Ralph's campaign barrel} NO. 55.