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Partly cloudy, probably thunder show ers; not much temperature change. VOL. XXXIII. ASSEMBLY HEARS OF GOVERNOR’S COAL DEALS Y ANKEE SLOOP CREEPS AHEAD ' IN CUPEVENT Resolute Repeats Grand Start and Holds Lead First Ten Miles. RACE PROVES COLORFUL # By JACK VEIOCK, International News Sports Editor. ABOARD U. S. S. GOLDS BOROUGH, Off Sandy Hook. N. J., July 17. —With their second race about one-third over, Resolute, Amer ican cup defender, was leading' Sham rock TV by almost a mile this after noon. As they neared the first turning mark—ten miles out —the American boat was steadily increasing her lead over Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger. At 3:50 range finders showed the Resolute 400 yards ahead to the windward. Both Shamrock and Resolute were on port tack, almost heading for the first mark, three miles distant. After being held up for two hours be cause of lack of wind, the cup boats crossed the starting line in the second race shortly before 2 p. m. (New York daylight saving timet. The breeze was Just sufficient to ruffle the sea as the boats got under way. The starting signal was sounded at 1:45 with both yachts to the leeward of the line. Resolute was the first to cross the starting line again. The Shamrock crossed the line under the Resolute's lee. Capt. Adams of the Resolute again took all the honors at the start. SHAMROCK FAILS IN JOCKEYING. The Shamrock tried twice to blanket the Resolute as they jockeyed for posi tions, but each time the Defender slipped j away. The boats at one time before the starting signal were within biscuit toss of one another, sailing side by side. The breeze had increased to three knots and the sea was ruffled for quite a distance from the lightship. The event today was over a triangular course, the first leg southeast, the sec- j end west by sooth and the last leg . north by east, half east. Several dirigible balloons joined tbe aerial fleet watching the yachts. The fleets carrying spectators were considerably larger than on Thursday, the day-of the first race. The Victoria, Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht, was crowded with his guests, sev eral of whom arrived from Liverpool early today for the races. Tlje Cersair, J. P. Morgan s yacht, also earnw! a large number of passengers. Excursion steamers, their decks crowd ed with people, were on hand. Sandy Hook bay was dotted with leather like sails. Airplanes roared overhead. Both Teasels slipped over the starting line close hauled on the starboard tack. The Shamrock was only nine seconds behind the defender. The official time of the start. Resolute, 1:46.28; Sham-' rock, 1:46:37. As the signal balls went up, Resolute shot cleanly over the mark and the Shamrock leaped after her. Both, yachts caught the breeze and clipped through the water In a beat to the 10-mile mark at the end of the first leg. The race today was over a triangular course of thirty miles. The first -nark tovas about fifteen miles due east of Mon mouth beacß, near Long Branch, N. J., and the second turn five miles due east ©K I.ong Branch. The Shamrock tried to kill Resolute’s wind at .the start. Each time Capt. Adams slipped away by bearing off. The Resolute immediately began to crawl ont to the windward, while foot ing almost as fast as the Shamrock. Fifteen minutes after the start Resolute was a quarter of a mile to the wind ward and holding the Shamrock well. Twenty minutes after the start both racers were holding the starboard tack with Resolute to the vindward and Sham- . rock a trifle ahead, but unable to cross Kesolute’s bow. At 2:15 p. m., both yachts were still beaded for the Long Island shore oil starboard tack. Resolute had increased her windward advantage to one-third of a mile, but range finders on the Destroyer Goldsborough placed tbe challenger 400 yards ahead of the defender, but 700 yard* to leeward. Shamrock continually sagged off to the leeward la order to ontfoot the defender, but although she forged ahead some what, she was too far to the leeward to profit by It. KBBOLUTE KEEPS NOSE IN WIND. The breeze was less than five knots an hour and both yachts moved very slow ly through the water. Resolute kept her nose well into the wind. Resolute was leading at 2:23 p. m., forty minutes'after the start by a quar ter of a mile to the windward, but was somewhat astern of Shamrock. . A Cunard liner bound for New York ; went out of its course to see the racers and passed closely to the windward. Shortly before 3 p. m. the steam yacht Corsair cut across in front of the patrol , fleet but astern of the yachts, headed . for the mark, to give the racers the course. This was by agreement with the officials. A few mlnntes after 3 p. m. the Reso lute went about on port tack and the Shamrock followed immediately. The wind, which had been streaky and uncertain, increased to five knots an hour and it looked like the race would be com pleted, although finishing late. The Rtoolute was nearly one mils ahead as the racers headed for the first j mark. As the craft following the two racers I shifted to the other tack and came along In full sail, the spectacle was thrilling. Far along tbe horizon the white wrisig* . bowed to the breeze. Steamers, lined with spectators tbor-! ©ughly keyed up, steamed dlgnifiedly | along in two lines. The wind increased to six knots. Sham- ] rock took In her No. 3 baby top sail an* set a smaller one. The change was made | rather slowly and Resolute Increased her gain during the shift. The Shamrock broke away tit tbe star- j board at 3:21 p. in. She was followed at ; ■Lgce by Resolute. Shamrock held to the starboard tack only three minutes when she came around again. Resolute held on the starboard. 1 Resolute tacked to port at 3:27. Capt. Burton, however, tacked away at once. Shamrock was nearly twice as long in stays. g Both skippers were bringing all their ■kill to bear with the object of snatch (Continued on Page Two.) Published at Indianapolis, Ind.. Daily Except Sunday. Following the Trail of Gw. Cox mr * 1 • '’ ’ " ’ ' •“!!•' The sketch in the corner—glimpsed through the tries and shading vines— shows the front door of the old farm house at Jaoksonbnrg. Butler county. Ohio, where “Jim" Cox was born March 31, 1870. t The scene below is “Trailsend,’’Gov. Cox's present palatial country home, situated on a high wooded cliff overlook BOOZE CASE JURY LET GO BY COURT Fails to Agree in Willis D. Williams Trial. A jury disagreement was reported to day In the case of Willis D. Williams, proprietor of the Williams Auto Livery, charged with operating a blind tiger. The jury, which was out all night, was dismissed by Special Judge James M. Leathers. Williams, arrested Dec. 30. 1018, at his home. 3015 Keuwood avenue, wa# charged with operating a “blind tiger” after po lice had found twenty-four cases of whisky In the garage. After Williams was found guilty by Special Judge John F. Robins, sentenced to six months at the state farm and fined SSOO an dcosts, in city court, the case was appealed. At the trial Williams said the whisky belonged to two men who had hired one of his employes to haul it in after their automobile bad broken down. The officers testified that at the time of Williams’ arrest he attempted to bribe them with Liberty bonds. Lawreneeburg Man, 111, Takes His Life LAWREXCEBI'RG, Ind., July 17. George W. Mclntyre. 81, a tobacco grower. Is dead here as a result of hanging himself with a rope from a rafter In a smokehouse. The rope used was taken from a dinner bell. Mr. Mclntyre was overcome by heat a few days ago while working In his tobacco field and his relatives believe he became temporarily insane. A widow and four children survive. Police Mine in Corn Field for Moonshine After several horns of mining for moon shine. three policemen today unearthed three five-gallon jugs containing raisin whisky in a cornfield west of Riverside park. The police arrested Charles Stevens, 28, and Borris Mike, 21, who they say owned the booze. The policemen who conducted the min ing operations and ruined a large part of a perfectly good corn field nre Lieut. Cox. Sergt. Dean and Patrolman Stone house. \ Ask Laws to Remedy South Rend Rents SOUTH BEND. Ind., July 17.—Num bers of South' Bend tenants, who nre dissatisfied with the housing facilities, are rushing to the support of the small group of renters who last week began the circulation of petitions asking Gov. Goodrich and the state assembly to enact legislation to remedy the difficulties be tween landlords and tenants. C. D. Hildebrand, one of the signers to the petition as well as one of the landlords of the city, said: “I know that rent fixing In South Bend Is outrageous, and 1 am in favor of any movement that will remedy the situation. "These greedy property owners should be brought to time." South Bend Man Kills Self; Wife Wounded SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 17.—Joseph Cberes. 34, committed suicide here Fri day by shooting himself through the temple, after firing three shots at bis wife, Mary Cheres, 28 years of age. Two of the shots struck the woman, one In tbe hip, the other in the bead and she is not expected to live. Last week Cheres was arrested ou conplsint of his wife, who charged Mm with assault and battery. He was found guilty ami Immediately his wife filed suit for divorce. Friday afternoon he called at the house, but Mrs. Cheres was away. He hid himself in a summer kitchen and when she entered caught her and demanded that she give him S6OO sup posed to have been hidden in the house and when she refused, he drew his re volver and opened fire. They have two children, Elizabeth and Mary, 10 and 12 years respectively. Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25. 1914. at Postoffice, Indianapolis. Ind., under act March 3, 1879. ing,the beautiful Miami valley, four miles out of Dayton. The place is reached by a long, wind ing road through a smother of virgin wildwood, once an old Indian trail, and the sketch here shows the first glimpse of “Trallseud ■’ the front door, as seen through the screen of foliage, at the top end of the driveway. James 0. Pike Leaps to Death From Lake Ship Indianapolis Man Takes Fatal Plunge Near Algonac, Mich. ALGONAC, Mich., July 17.—Hundreds of excursionists on the steamer Wnu beeta, passing up to the flats, saw James O. Pike, 65. a traveling salesman, from Indianapolis, jump to his death from an upper deck. Despondency, due to long continued ill ness, Is blamed. Pike and his wife were on their way to Maple Leaf cottage. St. Clair flats, where they wfre to be the guests of Wil liam Gray of Detroit. James O. Pike lived In apartment 6, the Olga, 1446 North Illinois street, for more than fifteen years. lie was ill for a number of years, ac cording to other oscupauts In the apart ment building and was iu a sanitarium on a number of occasions. Neighbors said Mr. anil Mrs. Pike loft for a vacation about a week ago. They said they did not believe the Pikes had any children. MAN WHO FREED JAILER NOW FREE Discharged on Larceny Charge Account Action. Porter Yates, tbe prisoner who un bound Ernest Drier, night Jailer at the Marlon county jail, after he had been hit on the head and bound and gagged by the twenty-four prisoners who escaped, was re wa riled for his act todfty when Judge James A. Collins of the crimliyil court discharged liiru following a trial on a charge of grand larceny. Yates, the court held, hail a chance to' escape from jail recently, but did not. Instead he stuyed and unbound the jailer and carried him down the stairs, where he was given aid by otie of the deputies. Yates and John Powers, one of the prisoners who escaped, but was later captured, rubbed the Franeo-Ameriean Dry Cleaner Company in May. Both Yates and Powers are deserters from the navy anil the court decided lh*sr Powers was the instigator of the dose rtion. Yates will be turned over to Capt. Rogers of the Great Lakes Naval school. Powers will be tried Monday. View of Crossing’s Wanted at Anderson ANDERSON. Ind., July 17.—At a ses sion of the city council Friday night an ordinance was introduced whicn would make It unlawful to have a building or fence more than five feet high within twenty feet of a railroad crossing. The object of the measure is to pro vide a clear view for those who approach rail crossings. < Sept. 1 will be fixed as a time limit for the removal of buildings that nre now In the limits outlined by the ordinance. Los Angeles Property Loss Heavy in Series of Earthquake Shocks Many Persons Injured, but No Fatalities Have Been Reported. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 17.—Los An geles today began to take stock of the damage caused by the four earthquakes which shook this city and the surround ing country yesterday. Throughout the city there still was n slight feeling of nervousness, but it was accompanied by an effort to get back to normal. Many people slept out of doors last night and others remained up all night Hi the fear that the shocks might be repeated. Thousands Os dollars of property dam age was done/, according to hurried eatS Sluirtaui JPiifsi Sftttt w INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1920. ALL JOIN HANDS IN BIG WELCOME TO NOMINEE COX Candidate Has Important Conferences Before Him in Washington. HARMONY ON LEAGUE WASHINGTON, July 17.—A crowd of several thousand persons gathered at Union Station here today to greet Gov. James M. Cox. Government departments quit work for their regular Saturday half holi day at 1 p. m., and many of the em ployes went to the station. Gov. Cox’s train was nearly an hour late. WASHINGTON, July 17. Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio, candidate for the presi dency, is scheduled to arrive here early tiiia afternoon for a conference with President Wilson at the wbitehouse to morrow-. Washington has planned to give the governor a wholehearted nonpartisan re ception. City officials and residents of the Disc” trict of Columbia will join with the large number of democratic leaders who have arrived In the city during the last few days in welcoming UJm. Members of all factions of the party are here and a voluminous calling list will be presented at the home of Judge Timothy T. Ansberry, where Gov. Cox will star while In the city. APPOINTMENTS WITH MURDOCK AND FLOOD. Aside from his engagement with the president set for Sunday morning, tbe governor has two appointments, both of his own choosing. One Is with Victor Murdock, chairman of tlie federal trade commission, with whom he is expected to talk over the question of the high cost of living and determine the course he will take on this question during tbe campaign. The other Is with Representative Flood of Virginia, head of the demo cratic congressional campaign commit tee and one of the Cox supporters at the Hail Francisco convention. Senator* Glass, also of Virginia, and representative of the administration at San Francisco, is not expected to be In the city dlltylig the Cox visit. MOM CONFERENCES TO BE GENERAL. While every possible minute of the candidate's time here will be devoted to the furtherance of his Interests. It is expected that most of the conferences at tbe Ansberry home will be of a general nature. Campaign plans will be taken up In detail, following the meeting of the dem ocratic national committee. The meeting with Representative Flood will he devoted to weighing*chances for detnocraitc control In thefe use. Gov. Cox ha* expressed his views on the league of nations The wbitehouse has Intimated that nothing but harmony is to be expected on this score, Democratic leaders here believe, how ever, that considerable discussion Is In the offlng If a definite plan of reserva tion is to be approved at the Sunday con ference. COX TO CONFER WITH HITCHCOCK ON TREATY HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17. (En route with Gov. Coil.- Nominee Cox and Senator Hitchcock, administration leader in the treaty fight, will hold a confer ence to discuss the lengue of nations Issue during the former’s visit to Wash ington for a meeting with President Wilson. An announcement of the conference was made by Cpx while eating break fast on the diner. It Is probahlo that the meeting will be held late today. Cox also stated that he expects to discuss the most effective measures for (Continued on Page Two.) ENGINE LETS GO; 3 BLOWN TO ATOMS Crew Victims When Locomo tive Explodes. WINONA, Minn., July 17.—The loco motive of a freight train on the Chicago, Milwaukee A- Bt. Paul road exploded at Keiloogg, Minn., near here today, kill ing the engineer, fireman and brakeman. Burglars Get SIO,OOO in California Home OAKLAND, Cal., July 17.—Six bur glars. heavily armed, entered the home of J. F. Carson today, bound and gagged two Japanese servants, cut telephone connections, broke open the family vault with sledge hammers and escaped with enrroncy and Jewelry estimated at SIO,OOO. Labor Board to Hear Case of Expressmen CHICAGO, July 17.—The United States railway labor board will begin July 27 hearing demands of 70,000 railway ex press employes for Increased wages, It was announced here today. The demands are from those employes not included among railway workers whose awards will be announced Tues day. They are for Increases of 20 cents per hour; In the case of employes in train service the demand is for boosts corresponding with those to be award ed railroad trainmen. mates, and many persons were injured, but so far no fatalities have been re ported. The last quake came at 6:15 p. m. It was the lightest of all, nnd caused very little damage, but it set the nerves of many shaking. \ That the end of the world had come was the fear felt by many as the shocks continued throughout the day. Thp first one at 10:10 a. m. was com paratively light, but the second and third at 1:27 and 1:30 p. m., respetcivel.v, were exceedingly violent. Occupants of office buildings left for the street after the sec ond quake and business was at a stand still for the rest of the day. Four hundred prisoners In the county (ContdnueA en Tag* TweJ Tax Bill ‘Joker’ Exempts City Garbage Plant Bonds Financial Interests of Goodrich's Friends Guarded in Special Session. The Goodrich administration continues to look out for the financial interests of its friends even in the hurry of the second special session of the Goodrich legislature. House bill No. 569, known as the Johnson administration tax bill, contains a provision to exempt from taxation the bonds issued by sanitary districts, such as the Indianapolis district, which delivered to the Security Trust Company (known as “Jim Goodrich’s trust company”) $175,000 for the garbage plant bought of the Indianapolis Reduction Company, of which Gov. Goodrich was a stockholder. This bill rame from the ways and means committee to the floor of the house with a minority report recommending it for passage. The house adopted the minority report. Jesso T. Moorman, president of the | Indianapolis Reduction Company, tes- , titled before the board of review of Marlon county in 1918 as follows; "We took In payment so rtlil* prop erty (the reduction plant) *170,000 of this sanitary district’s bonds. They pay 4Vi per cent Interest. Shortly after this deal was consum mated the Indianapolis Reduction Com j>any was dissolved. In the notice of dissolution the stockholders were set out as follows: •T. P. Goodrich, John R. Fugle, Miles .1. Furnace. 'Jesse T. Moorman, C. S. Meier. PURCHASE MADE POSSIBLE BV ENABLING ACT. With the d/tnils of thiH deal between Gov. Goodrich ns a stockholder of the Indianapolis Reduction Company and the members of the board of sanitary commissioners as the appointees of Mayor Jewett, the public is fairly well acquainted. This purchase of the garbage plant after nn enabling act had been Inserted as a Joker In the sewage disposal bill signed by Gov. Goodrich became a state wide scandal when it was made known through the Indiana Dally Times that the sanitary district had paid a total of $175,000 for a .plant concerning which DEMOCRATS PLAN POWWOW FRIDAY Big Caucus Will Be Held at French Lick. Campaign problems will be discussed next Friday morning t 10 o’clock when the members of tbe democratic state com mittee, Loth men and women’s represents tlves, state nnd congressional candidates, meet at French Lick, as gu ©ta of Thoms* yTuggsrt. The meeting, tbe first of the Indiana democratic lenders Rince the Kan Fran cisco convention, will be lrx the form of j a “weA-end" party. State Chairman Ben Rosso. Evansville, ! has written a ltter issuing the call sot j the meeting as well as extending the | Invitation In behalf of Mr. Taggart. The first business session will be held Friday morning, and the meeting will extend through Haturday. Most of the guests are expected to ar- j rive at French Lick Thursday night. Special emphasis has been made for j the guests to bring their wives nnd en , Joy the hospitality of the famous In diana hotel and health resort. Kt.tte candidates will speak and assist the state committee In preliminary cam paign plan*. Mr. flosse expecls the meeting to be one of the most Important of the com ing campaign, and is urging every In vited guest th he present and take part fin the deliberations. Turpentine Blows Up Causing $30,000 Fire SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 17.—Explo-! slon of a barrel of turpentine stored In a paint shop caused a fire which did $30,000 damage to the lumber yards of tho Studebaker Corporation here early today. Alaska Planes Will Resume Trip Today ERIE, Pn„ July 17.—Capt, St. Clair Street, head of tiie army contingent of four planes flying from New York to Nome, Alaska, arrived here from Scran ton at 11:55, eastern ntamlard time. Tt Is expected the four planes will leave Erl® for Grand Rapids, Mich., this aft ernoon. Chicago Street Cars Run Near Normal CHICAGO, July 17.—Street car serv ice was practically back to normal to day. and tonight is expected to see the iqrnl street car strike smashed, accord ing to officials. “Umbrella Mike" Boyle, leader of the strikers, wllf confer with street car of ficials today on the men's demand for wage increases. McCall Not to Sit on Tariff WASHINGTON, July 17.—Former Gov. Samuel W. McCall, Massachusetts, today called at the wbitehouse and Informed President Wilson that he is unable to accept a recess appointment to member ship on (he federal tariff commission. Mr. McCall gave as his reason for re fusing tle appointment the fact that a member of the commission Is precluded from participating in ontslde affairs. McCall recently was elected to the presidency of a large Massachusetts trust company. Woman Held Cause of East Side Murder NEW YORK. July 17.—Jerry Kuberto, alias “Tlie Wolf,” was held by police to- I day in connection with the murder of I Alfredo Graziano, 22, in front of an east j side restaurant. Police declared tbe two men were bitter enemies and had fought over a woman in the restaurant two nights before the shooting. Kitty Flynn, known in cabaret circles as Loretta Leroy, a singer, with whom Graziano d(ned in the restaurant, was detained today as a material witness. Wllsqp Jackson, a colored chauffeur, and Pasqualle de Flna werolalso held as witnesses. I _ . , ~ _ . ißy Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere. 12c. Subscription Rates- ( By Mall 50c Per Month- $5.00' Per Year. Jesse T. Moorman, the president of the owning company, testified before the Marion county board of review as follows: "The Indianapolis Reduction Com pany has no real estate. Alt of its property,is on leased ground, with less than one year to operate. I think the assessment on the Indian apolis Reduction Company ($15,000), should he reduced this year. I think the assessment should be reduced in view of the fact that the contract only has eleven months to run. NEXT YEAR THESE THINGS ARE ALL OUT AND DONE AND YOU KNOW YOU COULD NOT GET $lO,- 000 FOR IT?" "Our machinery is on leased ground and it would not he worth SO cents If it was not run as a gar bage plant. We have got two years from the twenty-sixth day of May last year. XVhat would that be worth If it wasn't used for this? EVEN THE JUNKING WOULD COST MORE THAN IT 16 WORTH." WOULD LEAVE NOTHING TO DOUBT. It has been charged and never denied by anyone that the Security Trust Com pany acted as the agent for the trans fer of th© bonds issued by the sanitary (Continued on Page Two.) Wife Beater Is Fined Edward M. Dark, 45, 2416 North Tal bott street, prominent insurance man, was found guilty in city court today of assault and battery on his wife, ! Birdie Dark, and fined $1 and costs and j sentenced to gerve ten days in jail. British Apologize for Flag Trampling WASHINGTON, .July 17.—Sincere ! regret was expressed official l> by Brltih officials In Bermuda in con nection will/ the trampling- of the United Slates Hag by British sailors July 4 at Hamilton, Bermuda, nnd full punishment imposed on the of- j fenders, the state department was in formed today by the American consul ‘ at Hamilton. Bermuda. Loses Faith, Shoots Wife and Kills Self ; SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 17.—Because he believed she had been unfaithful to him, Joseph Cheres, 37, shot and seriously wounded h!s wife, then put a bullet • through his own brain, dying instantly. j The woman was believed near defth! today. Chores was fined in court Inst week for assault and battery on his wife. Negress Injured in Miniature Race Riot METROPOLIS, 111., July 17.—Feeling ran high today following a miniature race riot last night. Police controlled the situation. The trouble broke out at the American legion carnival grounds between a group of white boys and young negroes. For a time rocks and stones filled the! air. A negro woman was hit and injured. | A number were arrested, tried and j fined. The cause of the outbreak was unde- ! termined. Negro Gets Term for Forgeryand Theft Raymond Dixon, negro, alias Frank Johnson, was sentenced to serve from two to fourteen years in the Indiana state reformatory and fined ?UK> nnd costs by Judge Collins In criminal court today ou the charge of forgery and grand larceny. Dixon forged checks using the name of R. S. Foster, who has offices in the Mer chants Bank building. According to the evidence Dixon stole an automobile belonging to Harry Cut singer, 3369 North Pennsylvania street, on j May 3 and sold It to Sam Wolfe, 619 I North Illinois street, for $l5O. Aero Club Cancels BergdolPs License The board of governors of the Aero Club of America has canceled the avia tion pilot certificate heretofore held by Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, according to a letter received at national headquarters 1 of the American legion here today from Augustus Post, secretary of the club. The action was taken at the request of the legion at a recent meeting of the Jntard, Mr. Post writes, and the secretary of the Federation Aeronatuique tionale will be notified In order that the disqualification may be recorded. When legion officers first learned, on July I), that the arch-slacker and fugitive from Justice held a certificate in the club, Lemuel Bolles, national adjutant, wrote Mr. Post that he considered "his reten tion of the certificate, under present cir cumstances, would constitute a grave in sulrito the memory of our heroic aviator coOT-ndes who gave their Uvea to uphold honor of the flag, whlck Bergdoll Ttid his kind would delight In desecrat ing." The Amcricnn Legion Weekly, legion posts, the war department and tho slack er's former attorneys have offered re wards totaling $5,056 for Information leading to the recapture of Bergdoll, but so far It Is understood the authorities have been unable to obtain any trace of him. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY CRAVENS ASSAILS GOODRICH RING AS ‘UNHOLY ALLIANCE’ Seeks Information as to Alleged Combination to Favor Lenoir Mine With Coal Cars. ASKS ABOUT STOCK MANIPULATION Demanding an investigation of what he called the “unholy alliance” between the family of Gov. James P. Goodrich, the railroads and the mine interests of the state. Senator Joseph M. Cravens of Madison, dem ocrat, today launched an inquiry to determine the- motive of the Good rich administration in asking a bill giving the public service commission power to grant priority to coal shipments from mines to state institutions and utilities. Senator Cravens demanded an answer to questions which he had pre pared, delving into the mysteries of the Goodrich mine interest and stated that “if these questions are answered in the affirmative, does not this unholy alliance between the chief executive of the state of Indiana and the above named railroal official demand an investigation?" GOODRICH COAL BOARD MEASURE PASSES HOUSE Provides for Commission of Three to Fix Prices in State. ONLY 8 VOTE AGAINST IT Steam roller tactics were put into act tion today when the Goodrich administra tion biH for establishing a coal com mission for fixing the price of coal in Indiana was passed by the house under suspended rules by a vote of 68 to 8. Representative Johnson of Grant coun ty, chairman of the committee on rights and privileges, to which the bill had been referred by Speaker Each bach, re ported that the committee was unanimous for the passage of the bill, with lengthy amendments. The bill with its amendments, referred to by Chairman Johnson as "the sub stitution bill" provides for the establish ment of the "Indiana coal commission.” the duties of which are to investigate all coal conditions, fix prices for which coal may be sold, conduct hearings when coal prollteering Is'suspected, and take over mines for operation by the state if deemed necessary. THREE MEMBERS ON COMMISSION. Three members will compose the com mission, it Is provided. One member will be named by the gov ernor. one by the lieutenant governor, and the third by the speaker of the house of representatives. Tbe member appointed by the gov ernor will act ns chairman of the com mission. Not more than two of the members composing the commission shall belong to the same political party. In event of the taking over of a mine by the state, the operating and work ing conditions and wages paid the men will be the same as the scale paid by other mines. ' Convict labor will not be used. The commission will serve until March 31, 1921, nt which time it will go out of existence unless continued by subse quent legislation. By the appointment of a commission by the three men It will avoid the un popularity of a commission appointed solely by the governor, according to Rep resentative Johnson, chairman of the com mittee of rights and privileges. BILL CARRIES PENALTY CLAUSE. Further provisions are made in the pro posed measure for the placing of a fine or imprisonment, or both, upon coal opera tors who refuse to show their books to the commission on au order from such body. One member mify conduct a hearing. The salaries of the members of the cormnmtssion arc- to be fixed at $6,000 a year each, with a .salary of $3,000 a year for a secretary to the commission. All assistants, experts and other repre sentatives of the coal commission will be appointed by the members of the com mission, and their salaries determined'by the three members. A bond of $15,000 will be furnished by tho members. The substitution bill was presented by the committee on rights and privi leges after a conference with Attorney General Ele Stansbury, at the request of the house. The report of the committee was unan imously adopted by the lower house. MOTION TO SUSPEND RULES PASSES. 67 TO 13. Representative Smith’s motion to sus pend the rules was passed by a vote of 67 to 13. after a struggle In which Speak er Eschbach was forced to order the absentees brought Into the house. Representative Phelps’ amendment pro vided that the commission also investi gate the high cost of food products and profiteering, hoarding and destroying of food products by wholesalers, retailers (Continued on Page Nine.) ®P§ A /y / rer / \ VI op I / j taIBSO/M j I CONSISTENTLY - OBJECT^ NO. 58. The debate originated over the Intro duction of house bill No. 548, In the sen ate, which provides that the public serv ice commission shall be given authority to order priorities in the shipment of coal cars to State mines, for the purpose of furnishing coal to the state's Institu tions and public utilities. The bill was an a. ministration meas ure, and is one which the governor espe cially requested for passage. CRAVENS WASTES NO TIME IN LAUNCHING ATTACK. Following Introduction and explanation of the bill by Senator McKinley of Mun cie, Senator Cravens at once took the floor and launched hla attack on the bill. t “By the three bills requested of this legislature, providing for relief of the coal situation, there is no possible chance to alleviate conditions,” Senator Cravens said. i Senator Cravens, continuing, said: “Before action by the senate is taken l on this measure or any of the measures pending in this legislature which are of so vital importance and so essential to j the life, health and comfort of all the 1 people of the state of Indiana, I would I demand that some advocate of this meas ure, or ho who had it drafted, to answer the following questions. “Is it not a fact that the Lenoir Coal 1 Company began operations In 19X7 under the directorship of Gov. James P. Good-' rich, Winchester, Ind.; P. E. Goodrich, Winchester. Ind.; E. F. Kitselmin, Mun cie, Ind.; Frank E. Conifer, Frankfort, Ind ; Earl M. Costln. Cincinnati, 0., and others, and-.*Ud not Earl M. Costia hold fifty-eight shares of the capital stock of said company? “Old not Gov. James P. Goodrich give his check for $7,333.33 for stock in above corporation, and was not the certificate issued to said Earl M. Costln? Did not Gov. Goodrich pay in $13,000 for more stock in the year 1920, and order that said certificates should not be issued un til he notified the secretary of said coal company to whom he should issue the stock certificates? Have said certificates been issued up to this date? SEEKS INFORMATION ON EARL COSTIN. "Is not Earl M. Costln general man ager of the Big Four Railroad Company? Did not Costin and Goodrich travel in j Costin's private car and Inspect th's mine in May, 1920? Did not this mine j secure a prefeicnce through Gov. Good rich and his connection with Mr. Costin !In the way of coal cars? Has it not received a daily allowance of twenty five cars, while neighboring and com peting mines were unable to work bu a few days each month by reason of the shortage of cars? “Is not one business associate of Gor. Goodrich, Jet Moorman, operating fwv> mines for Gor. Goodrich on the E. & I. railroad, and aid not Gipv. Goodrich H.iv that these two mines were payiug $40,000 per month? “It is not a fact that the close connee | tion between Costin. 1 as general manager of the Big Four, and Gov. Goodrich, and the fact that the Lenoir Coal Company receives all the cars they ask for, while mines are closed by reason ! of shortage of cars, evidence sufficient to 1 Justify the statement that a combination exists between Goodrich and railroad officials whereby said Lenoir Coal Com pany is obtaining an unlawful prefer ence? "Among the present stockholders of the Lenoir Coal Company are not the follow ing names? "E. S. Goodrich, Winchester. Ind.; J. T. Moreland. Winchester. Ind.; F. E. Good rich. treasurer, Winchester, Ind.: Susie E. Goodrich, Winchester, Ind.; Florence 'Goodrich, Winchester, Ind.; Edna Was son (a stenographer in the office of Percy | Goodrich), Winchester, Ind.; W. O. Mc | Beth. Winchester, Ind. "If these questions are answered in the affirmative does not this unholy alllan'-e between the chief executive of the state of Indiarfa and the above-named railroad official demand an investigation?” asked ; Senator Cravens. SPEAKER IS COMPLIMENTED. | Amidst a scene of utter confusion, ! caused by Senator Cravens' remarks, the minority members and some of the re j publican members of the senate compll j mented the speaker on his talk, j “I would like to ask Senator Cravens if he has presented these facts to tho j federal grand jury?” said Senator Jue i Kinley. "No, I have not presented them to any grand jury," was the reply, and his fur ther words were lost in the prevailing confusion. Senator E. P. Eisner of Seymour, demo cratic floor leader, then took the floor, (Continued on Page Two.) OPEN LETTER TO SHERIFF ROBT F. MILLER. Dear Old Honest Bob: Considerable public interest at taches to the question of whether oi‘ not you wall claim in aud out foes on those twenty-four escaped prisoners. Your enemies declare that while you doubtless are en titled to pay for locking them in, thJy got out without your official assistance and consequently you are not entitled to further recom pense. It pays to be careful about the small fees In these days of high costs. Taxpayers do not want to wait for a supreme court decision on this question. Why not compromise?