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Fair and cooler tonight. Sunday fair. VOL. XXXIII. WAR MEMORIAL BILL IS PASSED BY THE SENATE TRUNK MURDER CLEW LEADING TO WINDY CITY Identity of Hacked Girl A ic tim Being Sought in Chicago. MANY THEORIES LOOSE DETROIT, Mich., July 24. —Was the hacked and mutilated corpse shipped from Detroit to New York in a trunk by “A. A. Tieturn, June 10, that of a Chicago woman? Detroit police, baffled at every turn for-a clew, will seek the co-opera tion of Chicago police today in an effort to unravel the mysterious trunk murder which came to light yesterday in the New York office of the American Railway Express Company, by having them make a search of their records for a missing woman answering the description of the girl found in the trunk, her body sliced by a surgeon’s knife and the vital organs removed. Mrs. Lottie Brooks, manager of tho apnrtmenT nt 105 Harper avenue, the ad dress given by the shipper of the trunk ,-offin. told the police today that the young couple, giving the name of Mr and Mrs. K. Leroy, who left under mys terious circumstances at about the time the trunk was shipped, had told her they i were from Chicago and had talked of ; that city. Because of the fiendish mutilation of the corpse, Detroit police are at a loss i for a motive for the murder. All the vital organs, including the heart j and lungs, were removed, the tongue was j cut out. and the knees broken, leading to the belief that it was either the work j of a ’ .aula or the cold-blooded and pse poseful blundering of someone with a knowledge of surgery. WORKING ON TWO THEORIES. Completely baffled, the homicide squad today begun work on two theories. First, that an illegal operation had re suited In the death of the girL-and the vital organs removed to blot out all j trace of the original crime and secondly : that she had been poisoned and the ! organs removed for the same reason. The cutting out of the tongue leads i the homicide squad to place the most credence in the poison theory, as the tongue might have showed poison traces. The trunk with its grewsome contents was shipped from tho Michigan Central depot on June 10 on a prepaid slip, No. 2.418 at a cost of $4,179, according to the records of Chief Clerk Libby of tho express office. According to Mrs. Brooks. _ Leroy had two trnnks hauled away and police be lieve the other trunk containing the heart, lungs, tongue and other parts of the body was shipped to some other fictitious address where It is laylug un claimed. According to Chief Clerk Libby of the Detroit office of the American Ex- | press Company an expressman by the name of Depot Lemmon hauled the trunk containing the body of the backed wom an from 105 llarper aver.ue to the Mich!- ! gan Central depot. Lemmon formerly had a stand at the depot but has been missing slm - e July I. j CLOTHING ON TO DETROIT. Itetroit poliee today began a search lor him. Detroit police received a message from Yew York today saying the police there v.ere sending the clothing found in the ( 1 1 ur.k to Detroit for possible identifier-: tion. They notified them that a blue serge -nit found with the body had been! bought In rulaskl, Mich, other clothing found In the trunk in in led !i woman's brown coat with a fur (Continued on Page Two.) f AIRPLANE SEEKS CHILD’S SLAYER 1 Works With Posse of 300 Beat ing Michigan Marshes. t POTTERVILLE. Mich., July 24.—An airplane from Lansing today was used in the hunt for the slayer of Beatrice Hiokock. 12, who was found beaten to death Thursday nt the rear of her fa ther’s farm near here. A “tall, lanky stranger" is being sought in eonnectlon with the crime. The slayer Is believed to be in hid ing in one of the marshes in this vi cinity. The airplane, flying low. swept over the marshes for many hours, but : the pilot failed to find any trace of the j fugitive. A posse of 300 men, composed of m.-m- j bers of the American legion, farmers | armed with pitchforks, and state con stables continue to scour the country for the child's murderer. It was ascertained that Harry Bush- : ne!l, an escaped coflkict, was seen in the ; neighborhood recently. Bushnell ran away from the Jackson prison farm three days after the raur- ! der of Mrs. Tlllie Jenkins and Vndlen : Bordner near Jackson, and a reward of j SI,OOO was /iffered for him. Box Factory Fire Causes $5,000 Loss Loss estimated at $5,000 was caused by fire of unknown origin which de- j stroyed most of the plant of the Alex ander Box Company, 308-310 Kansas street, at noon today. * The building was a two-story frame structure. Alex Alexander, 317 West Morris street, is president of the company. r~ N Bury Lightning Victims to Necks to Restore Lives NEW YORK, July 24.—Nine-year old Jennie Stahnrskl and her 2-year- j old brother were killed by a boK j of lightning at Bayside. The county medical examiner found both bodies* buried up to their necks in the back yard of their home. Relatives and friends quoted a Ire fief that a person struck by lightning could be restored by earth currents which would draw out the electricity. ■ They proteested vigorously when j the examiner ordered the bodies re moved from the ground. Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Hold Lad With Incurable Insane Men at Julietta State Has No Other Place for ‘Buddy’ Wil liams, 9, Epileptic. Everett Williams, 9, an epileptic, is an inmate of the Julietta Hospital for the Incurable Insane, a Marion county institution. He is not insane, for there is a sunny smile on his face, but he has been confined in the institution since last December, and, what is particu larly appalling, has been confined in the same ward with adult incurable insane men. Subjected to the degrading scenes cf such a ward, little Everett, or “Buddy," as the attendants have come to know him, a ward of the state and county, must go on l.vlng there unless some thing is done to remedy the situation. Joseph (7. Hayes. Marion county com missioner. first raised the issue in a dis cussion of conditions at the Julietta in stitution. and insisted that the county should not long permit such a condition a- existed in the case of “Buddy.” “It's a shame that Marion county puts up with such a revolting condition, that lad there among those degraded men. un trained, unschooled as epileptics should be schooled, and forced to see what goes on there in the men's ward. "I for one, am sick of such miserliness, such inefficiency on the part of the state authorities, and l believe if the taxpayers really knew of such conditions, strenu- TWO GET LICENSE, GIRL TAKES PICK Both Lovers Come for Sweet heart—She Faints. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 24.—For better or for worse, Miss Margaret Corco ran made her choice between two lovers today and was to be married at once to Howard Rebeck. Faced last night with the necessity of making a choice between Rebeck and Donald Walp, both of whom visited hpr home armed with a marriage license, Margaret fainted. Her parents favored Donald. The men glared at each other across a library table. The girl picked up Walp's license an* tore it to shreds. Then she fainted.' Her parents assented to her choice to day. Pup’s Playground Sold for $200,000 NF.TV YORK, July 24.—The mOt.fr pampered pup In the world today •oughtnew buck yard. The Wendell | family, which for years kept a back yard on Fifth avenue for their dog. sold the canine playground for *200.000. Roosevelt Resigns Cabinet Position WASHINGTON. July 24.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, democratic vice-presidential candidate, today submitted to President Wilson his resignation as asalstant sec retary of the navy, effective Aug. 9. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt left Washington at 3 p. m.. for his summer home. Camp Obelio. Maine. lie expected to spend a week there resting before returning to Washington to wind up his affairs at the navy de partment. Honeymoon Cut Short by Harsh Army Order Special to The Times. CORYDON, Ind , July 24.—The honey- j moon of Dewey Dora, who was married to Mary .Mickies. 14, of Louisville, in in Jeffersonville last week has been cut short by a telephone message from Camp. Taylor to Marshal Gajly, instructing him to return young Dora to camp, as he had left without permission. He is now hack in camp, while his bride is staying with her husband’s sis ter in Corydon. Tractor Runs Over Body of Operator Special to The Times. HARTFORD CITY, Ind.. Jul# 24 Howard Straley, a farmer living north of this city, probably was fatally In jured Friday when a tractor with which he was working, started accidentally and ran over his body. He was terribly mangled and there is j little hope for his recovery. ; s | A Open Letter mister edltur wood It bee a glide idee fer guvner goodritch to raze a nu flag over the doarn uv th stait house while th spe shul servuses lz being hel fer the sal vashnn nv th tax law er iz thet th flag th hoys hed when tha wuz fitin th huns over et shattoo theery er which is it tlia sa th guvner iz mitey Ittvin to his! fambly. i reed ure paper ever da j piffles. Let Father Die for Crime Youth Confesses Murder of Mother Seven Years Later at Revival Services. FLESHERTON, Ont., July 24. —“Arise and confess your sins,” shouted Rev. G. N. Sharpe, evangelist, in appealing to a revival meeting at Salem, Grey county. Arnold Love, 21, an industrious and respected farmer, arose from his chair and confessed to murdering his mother seven years ago, a crime for which his father was hanged on circumstantial evidence. Love In a slow and hesltnting voire told the story of hlg struggle of seven years to still the voice of a guilty con science. Jhe murder of Mrs. Henry Love was most brutal character. Her body was found in the cellar ol their farm, her head battered and her throat cut. Circumstantial evidence was all that could be produced against her husband In the trial, but a verdict of guilty was returned and he paid tbe penalty on the scaffold. Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25. 1914, at Postoffice. Indianapolis, Ind., under act 3, 1879. ous efforts would ho made to enlarge the facilities at Newcastle, where the epi leptic village Is located," Mr. Hayes de clared. FIFTY OTHER EPILEPTIC CASES AT JULIETTA. There are more than fifty other epilep tic cases at Julietta, committed there because the county cannot secure admis sion to the state institutions. Attendants at Julietta have voiced their disapproval of the conditions. K. E. Rapp, in charge of the men’s ward, said if the state would find a place for . the epileptics there would be au improvement in the housing condi tions for the incurably insane cases, and it would enable the county to make a better showing in the institution. “We are doing the best we can," he (Continued on Page Two.) POLES AND RUSS STOP FIGHTING TO TALK IT OVER Agreement Reached Looking to Armistice, London Dispatch Says. ALLIES NOT IN DEAL LONDON, July 24. - An armistice agreement has been reached between the two commanders of the Russian and Pol ish armies tn the field, and it is under stood that fighting in the Russo-Pollsh theater of war ceases immediately, ac cording to official telegram* received here today. The allies will not be represented in any way at the armistice negotiation*, it was stated in official circles. British officials said the final and com plete terms may not be received here un til an agreement Is reached and signed by the Polish and Russian governments' representatives, A dispatch received by Central News earlier In the day said the Poles were shortening their battle line for the bet ter cefense of Warsaw, ORDER* ISSUED TO SUPREME COMMAND. The following Russian wireless dis patch from Moscow to Warsaw was picked up here today and given out by tho government: “The soviet l.as ordered the supreme command of the red army to commence negotiations with the Polish high com mand and to conclude an armistice that will prepare the way for future peace. “The Russian high command will ad vise the Pole* of the place and daie where the armistice is to be signed ” The message was addressed to the Pol ish foreign minister and was signed “Tchltcherln." George Tcbitcherln is foreign minister in the bolshevik government at Moscow, A later radiogram front Moscow stated that the chief of the headquarters staff in the field had acknowledged the armi stice instructions sent to him by wire less. Another Russian wireless dispatch, timed midnight, seld representatives would be furnished with full powers aud sent to meet the Polish delegates. The meeting place and date, it was said, would follow in a later radiogram. WASHINGTON LEARNS RUSS OUTNUMBER POLES WASHINGTON. July 24.—With Poland reparted virtually destitute of arras and ammunition, the Russian soviet hrmies, reinforced, now outnumber the Polish forces three to two in their victorious advance westward, according to official advices today front Warsaw. This fact was regarded as highly sig nificant by military men here, ns previous estimates placed the number of Polish troops on the Russian frontier In excess of the bolshevik forces. On the northern and southern Ruaso- Polish front the soviet armies now have (Continued on Page Two.) CALIFORNIA GETS ANOTHER QUAKE Fall River Valley Scene of Slight Disturbance. REDDING, Cal., July 24. Four earth quake shocks shook the Fall River val ley. eighty miles northeast of Redding, during the twenty-four hours ending nt 8 a. in. today, according to a telephone message here. No damage was done. The quakes were sufficiently violent, to rattle dishes. The valley is near Mt. Lassen and the belief is the quakes may have been con neoted with the volcano. Arnold, 14 years of age at the time, was never suspectedT “T was Just eating my breakfast,” Love said, In describing the murder, “w hen my mother warned me to avoid keeping bad company. "I grabbed a stick of wood and hit her over the head. “I dragged the body to the cellar and covered St with' earth and then went to school.” Love was held by authorities of Owen Sound, y Uaily Slimes INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1920. ORGANIZATION OF DEMOCRATS IS ANNOUNCED Many Leaders Remain Over Week-End After French Lick Conference. PLUNGE INTO CAMPAIGN By H. C. FEIGHTNER, Staff Correspondent The Times, FRENCH LICK, Ind., July 24. Details of a complete organization by which the democrats hope to re claim Indiana from republican hands this fall were announced today at the conclusion of a joint meeting here of the men’s and women's dem ocratic state committee. The week-end sojourn of the 300 and more party leaders who are here as the guests of Thomas Taggart, the senatorial nominee, wound up at noon with a general meeting. Mnny of the guests departed for home this afternoon, but the greater number have the hospitable invitation of Mr. Taggart to remain over until to morrow. Dr. Carlton B. McCulloch, democratic candidate for governor, left this after noon for Bloomington, where he will speitk tonight nt a ratification meeting in commemoration of the nomination of Gov. James M. Cox. Under the plan adopted today the state organization will at once plunge into the details of a strenuous campaign with various departments co-operating with the central committee. FORMER MAYOR HEADS SPEAKERS. The selection of John W. Holtzman, formerly mayor of Indianapolis, us chairman of the speakers' bureau, was confirmed. William M. Jones. Eleventh district \ chairman, was made chairman of the farm bureau; W. a. Trapeer, a railroad engineer of Peru, was named head of the railroad men's organization, and Robert A. Adams of Indianapolis was jimeed in charge of the young men's organiza tion. The committee had first selected. George A. Dehortty, Klwood, for the place, but he declined because he felt it would in terfere with his candidacy for stste treas urer. Mrs. Alice Foster McCulloch of Ft. Wayne, chairman of the women's state committee, will open headquarters nt once In Indianapolis She was authorized to select a woman in charge nt publicity, one to head a speaker's bureau and another tS conduct organization matter* Mrs. McCulloch will announce her ap pointment* within the next few days. Miss Gertrude Fanning McHugh, who has been in state headquarter* for sev eral year* and who is now secretary of tbe women's organization, will co-operate with Mrs. McCulloch. A campaign for a one dollar contribu tion from every democrat in Indiana wtli be opened July 29 by Charles J. Murphy, state treasurer When Benjamin Bouse, state chair man, announced the plan to the gen eral meeting it was received with en thusiastic cheers. “It will be one dollar per democrat,’’ he said, “with the women going In fifty fifty. “By setting the contributions at. this iow figure we make it possible for ev err democrat to have a direct and per sonal Interest in the operation of the campaign. “It Is the only truly democratic way to finance the great undertaking." COVER STATE IN THIRTEEN DAYS. Mr. Murphy proposes to cover every district In thirteen days and has set his dates ns folows: July 29, Third district, N<*w Albany; July 30, Firat district, Evansville; Aug. 2, Fourth district, Mt. Vernon; August 2, Eighth district, Mun cie; Aug. 4, Sixth district, Conners vllle; Aug. f>, Tweltfh district: Aug. (1. thirteenth district; Aug. 7-9, Ninth dis trict, Frankfort; Aug. 10, Eleventh dts trlct, Peru; Aug. 11. Tenth district, and Aug. 13, Fifth district, Terre Haute. A date for the Seventh and Second dis tricts will be agreed upon later. The democratic editors appointed a committee of five to ro operate with the publicity department of the state or ganization. They are L. G. Eliinghatn. Ft. Wayne; Walter Chambers, Newcastle; John R. noller. Decatur; Charles Arnold. Green cnstle, and Howard Roost, Evansville. The committee ratified the selection of Charles E. Cox of Indianapolis as a candidate for Jndge of the supreme court A vacancy on the supreme bench caused by the death of Judge Harvey made It necessary, that both parties present another candidate for the high court. W. E. Dupree of Franklin and Judge Felt of Indianapolis were aspirants foi the place, but Indorsed the selection of Mr. Cox. Word is being nnxlously awaited front Nominee Cox ns to the date for opening the presidential campaign in Indiana. The midsummer meeting of the demo cratic editors in South Bend will he set at a time that wilt meet Gov. Cox's schedule, which probably will be the lust week In August. The presidential nominee intends to make Indiana one of his fighting states, and word has been received that Cox, Franklin D. Roosevelt and William (7. McAdoo will spend several days in stumping the state. Plenty of Charges Against Husband Because of his alleged shiftlessness and failure to shoulder his end of their matri monial obligations, Mildred Strouse, 28 South MoKim street, today tiled suit in superior court for divorce from Jonas Strouse. Mrs. Strouse charges that her husband not only refused to work, but forced her to find employment as a power machine operator nt the Cole Motor Coutpany, re fused to keen a fire burning Inst winter, absconded with her earnings when in trusted to deposit them in a savings bank, squandered $55 saved on a home and also spent the proceeds of a SSO Lib erty bond, told indecent stories in her presence when visitors catne to see them, gambled, was jealous of heP—nnd was a drunkard. The Strouses were married May 10r 1919, and separated May 1, 1020. STORE ROBBED THIRD TIME. For the third time in three week* burglars entered Fred Bennett's grocery, 170(1 East Washington street, early today. The thieves are believed to be boys, tor on each occasion cigarettes and cand/ formed the loot of the burglars. GOODRICH ASKS PRESIDENT FOR FUEL DIRECTOR ‘Something Must Be Done,’ Ex plains Indiana’s Chief Executive. ,CALL MADE WEEK AGO Gov. Goodrich has asked President Wilson to appoint a fuel administra tor. This became known today when a statement was given out at the whitehouse to the effect that the president probably would decline to take such action in the absence of congress. The governor said he had written a letter to the president about a week ago making such a request, but that he thought it advisable not to make his ac tion public unless the president desired to do so. The governor said he hail asked Sena tor Watson to use bis influence toward obtaining the re establishment of the fuel administration, “Something must be done to bring about a solution of the coni situation," the governor sajj!. "I hod my doubts concerning the power of Indiana to act. "However, I am determined to do what ever I ran to remedy the situation.” The governor refused t" make the text of his letter public, that Its publication was a matter to be determined at the whitehouse. Joseph B. Tumulty, secretary to the | president, said In reply to a telegraphed request that If the letter Is given out it j. must l>e given out by the governor, j Tbe revelntlon that the governor has asked for the re-establishment of the fuel administration throws an entirely new | light on the eoat legislation now pending i iu the special session. ' ONE or MYSTERIES ; OF SESSION. One of the mysteries of the session was the resolution proposed h.v Senator Beardsley, republican, asking that the president appoint a fuel administration. The resolution came as a surprise, es pecially because It was presented by a re i publican and apparently supported by a majority of republicans in the senate. Tbe resolution was passed by the sen : ate, altbougb there was considerable i speculation regarding the governor's at ! titude. It now appears that the governor was back of the measure. This reveals the fact that the gov ; ernor is having some difficulty In con : trolling the house of representatives ns he generally bus been supposed to be doing, because tbe house defeated the resoluttou. - It ajjpears that either the trouble was not taken to inform a majority of the j members of the house that the resolu ■ tion was *an administration measure, or t that tbe governor Is having trouble in maintaining control. The statement of the governor that be !* doubtful regarding tbe power of the state to act. places the.coat commission : bills in a lev light. DESPITE GOVERNOR, EFFORT CONTINUES. Despite the governor's doubt, the ad ministration forces are still bending every effort to bring shout an agree ; meat on a bill providing for the con ' trol by the state of the price and move ment of coal. The house passed a hill creating a i commission for this purpose i The senate amended tho bill to pro i vide that the power should be placed In tbe hands of the public service comrnls sion. . By some the a tion of the governor is looked upon ns an admission of the effl ciency of the administration in handling emergency problems. B.v others it is looked on as an at tempt to "pass the buck" In asking the administration to do something which I cannot be done at this time tn order that the administration may be blamed for any situation which may arise tn the future. Heretofore Gov. Goodrich has been one of the strongest opponents of the government control of any private en terprise. but his insistence on state coal commission and his request that a fuel administration be Instituted appear to lie a complete reversal of his attitude. PROPOSED JAIL PLANS UP MONDAY Commissioners Will Discuss Safety Improvements. Frank E. Brown and Russell T. Byers, members of the county council, will meet with tho county commissioners Monday for the purpos" of taking up plans for tbe improvement of the county Jail. The two members were named os a committee for this purpose b.v the council at a special meeting last night. Mr. Brown and Mr. Byers, accompanied b.v the commissioners, and Stephen Dark, architect, who has been making esti mate# of the Improvements necessary at the jail, will visit the Jail Rnd go over the proposed changes to modernize that institution. It has been estimated approximately SIOO,OOO must be spent to remodel the present building, making it sanitary anTi prevent future jail deliveries, as well as provide quarters for inmates. The council discussed the problem of financing the proposition, and it is ex pected that at a special meeting early in August approval will be given to an appropriation for the work. No disagreement was voiced by the members of the council who attended the meeting. Joseph G. Hayes,'county commissioner, attended the conference. The members of the council decided they had done all In their power to •bring about the Improvement of tho jail in the appropriation of $30,000 for this purpose atul that the next move must be made by tbe commissioners. Recommendations for Improvements made as the result of a recent survey will lie considered. More Effective Than Fly Swatter KANSAS CITY. .Tilly 24.—Every time a roach stuck Its head from under Frank M. Lester's lied, he shot at it with a high calibre rifle. He shot nt four, then told the judge ho'd been drinking Jamaica ginger. Snher-.tnit.n JBy Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere. 12c. Subscription Rates: ( By MaJl 50c Per Mont h; $5.00 Per Year. Third Raid in 24 Hours Made by Auto Bandits Drug Store at Central Avenue and 22d Street Scene of Daylight Robbery. A third holdup was committed shortly before noon today by the three bandits who have been terrorizing the north side during the last twenty four hours. The third holdup was at the Case Brothers drug store, 2152 Central avenue. One of the men remained outside in an automobile while two of them went into the store. One of them remarking that, “I hate to do it, but it must be done,” ordered Earl C'lanipet, the only occupant of the store, to hold up his hands. He obeyed, and one of the bandits rifled the cash register and then went through Clampet's pockets. They took sl3 In money and a watch, from Clam pet. He asked the holdup men not to take the watch chain because it was a gift from his mother. The bandits agreed to let him keep It. SAFE CONTAINING SIOO STOOD OPEN NEARBY. Only sls was taken from the cash reg ister, as S3OO had Just been removed aud deposited by one of the proprietors of tho store. One of the men asked Olainpet if SLIGHT CHANCE FOR ASSEMBLY T 0 END TONIGHT Bush Insists on Return of Home Rule in Tax Levies. DEADLOCK IS EXPECTED Prospects of the special session of the Goodrich legislature winding up its busi ness tonight were very doubtful this afternoon although Lieut. Gov. Bush had called upon the senate to speed up mat ters. In th# lower house. Speaker Eschbach appointed Representative divan to suc ceed Representative Winesburg on the Important Joint conference committee which Is considering the sweeping amendment made by the senate to the Johnson bouse tax hill providing for, home rule, with the understanding that Mr Glvan could serve over Sunday, Mon day and Tuesday. Several members ofthe lower bouse stated that If it was impossible to wind up the business of the special session to day, they would agree to adjourn until 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. j LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR I HOLDS If MEASURE. Matters became more complicated when it was rumored that Lieut. Gov. Bush would refuse to submit the substitute tax bill, passed by the senate last night. | to the house until the joint conference i committee adopted the amendments made j by the senate to the Johnson “home rule" bill. Lieut. Gov. Bush is insisting that the house approve the amendments of the senate to the Johnson hill, which pre vent the state ini board hearing ape peals from future tax levies from local taxing units, and so make secure the j return of complete home rule In In diana. The bill as amended by the senate pro- j rides when an appeal is desired the Judge of the circuit court where the case Is under consideration sit in as an j arbiter to decide the fax levy. This clips out of Johnson's house bill the provision providing for the state tax board to deride questions of levy on ap peal. With the presiding officer of the senate holdtng up tbe substitute tax bill, it is thought members of the lower bouse may be persuaded to approve the home rule amendments to the Johnson bill as fa vored by the lieutenant governor and the senate. There-are some members of the house who do not famr the Johnson home rule; bill us amended b ythe senate, and are I willing to remain here until the senate ! realize that the house to concur in its opinion. There are indications that the senate and the house may become dead locked (Uontinued on Page Two.) DRAFTDODGERAID SEEKING RELEASE Joseph Schur Says His Fed eral Prison Time Is Up. ATLANTA. Ga„ July 24.-A. Joseph Schur. convicted in Indiana conrts in 1918, today sought in federal court here : a writ of habeas corpus alleging he is | being Illegally detained at the federal prison here. Schur was convicted with Leonard Snitkin and Morris Snitkin on charges of espionage and conspiracy, he alleged, though his own conviction was for con spiracy and not for espionnge. He asserted he had completed the maxi mum (sentence for conspiracy Feb. 4 this year. Schur, who was a member of an In- j dlanapolis draft board, was convicted in federal court for activities In permitting j certain persons to escape the draft. Vote Getter, Not Killer Armenian Issue Regarded by Senator King as Religious Magnet. ✓ DAYTON, 0., July 24. —The Armenian Issue, regarded by republican critics as one of the most embarrassing of Woodrow Wilson’s legacies to Gov. Cox, In reality will strengthen democratic chances of success enor mously, according to Senator Will H. King, Utah, who was sponsor of the senate fesolution to recognize the independence of Armenia and to expel the Turks from Europe. “The churchgoing population of Amer ica is solidly behind the move for the Armenian mandate,” the senator stated, after a long conference with G.v. Cox, In which International, affairs was tne chief topic of discussion. ‘i have received thousauds of letters and telegrams on the subject and many officials of church organizations have whited on me. •'The vast majority of fbe Christian congregations In the United States feel HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY there was a safe and he told him there was not, although an open safe con taining about SIOO stood out of sight a few feet away. The robbers bid C'lampet goodby and departed in their automobile. The other two robberies were commit tad in a similar manner. The first holdup was at the Florenc* Ice Cream and Confectionery store, 129 East Sixteenth street, of which place Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Steiner are the proprie tors, and the robbery was committed at 10:10 o'clock. The second was at the Standard oil filling station, Capitol avenue and North street, an hour later. The man used a touring car on which the license numbers were covered with (Continued on Page Two.) KILLS WIFE AS PER AGREEMENT Hasn't Nerve to Finish Self and Gives Up. VAN COUVER, B. C., July 24.—Unable to carry out his purpose of committing suicide because his nerve failed him, Wil liam George Robbins, 30, today was in a ceil while police investigated the most amazing story of wife murder that has ever come to their attention. According to Robbins’ confession to the police, made when he voluntarily gave himself up, he first shot his wife in the stomach Monday night, during a quar rel. Realizing that she had but a short time to live, the dying wife calmly discussed with her husband the future of their two young sons. It was agreed, Robbins told the police, that be should finish her life and leave heside her the revolver to indicate that she had fired three shots into her brain and then beat in her skull with the butt of the revolver. The body he disposed of by placing it In a tangle of brush. Finally, after failing to kill himself, he gave up and related his story. Weather Man Shows Some Consideration HOURLY' TEMPERATURE. 6 a. 7811 a. m 85 7 a. m 7912 m 86 8 a. m Sli 1 p. m 88 9 a. ra 83. 2 p. m 88 10 a m 85j It was hot today, but it wasn’t nearly so bot ns. yesterday—not by several de grees. A breeze helped to keep the tempera ture down. The weather man promised cooler weather for tonight Says Doctor Sewed Gauze Up in Body CHICAGO, July 24.—Dr. E. L. Denison of thi * rlty is named de fendant in n suit for damage# to th# extent of SIO,OOO. Annie Young, colored, filed the suit through her attorneys. Bhe charge# that I>r. Denison, after an abdominal operation, sewed up •‘ten feet of gaoce” In her bode. I)r. Denison denies sewin., any “exee## npholstery” tn Anlne’s body and further assert* that “gauze doesn’t come in ten-foot lengths.” Judge Collins Still Seeking Grand Jury A ninth effort to obtain a grand jury to investigate crimes in Marlon county will be made next Tuesday, when the jury commissioners will draw two more names from the jury box. Judge James A. Collins in criminal court today excused Henry Dorman, 547 North East street, and Charles D. Myers, R. R. M., Washington township, whose names were drawn for grand Jury service. Babe Ruth Raises Homer Total to 34 POLO GROUNDS, NEW YORK. July 24.—Babe Ruth raised his homo run record to thirty-four In th# fourth inning of th# New Tork-Ulovo land game this afternoon. Ill* drive, which set anew world’s record, put the YanVcc* one run In tbe lead In their battle with th# westerners for the league leadership. The score at the end of the fourth inning was 2 to 1 in favor of New York. Mnesel of New York scored the Yankees’ first run in the second in ning with a circuit drive. that it would be a stain on our honor If we permit the extermination of the race which for years has been the bulwark of Christianity against the encroachment of the Infidel. “We discussed practically all the.vital national topics which haye been before the senate recently,” Gov. Cox said, fol lowing the conference. Both expressed themselves as satisfied with the interview. ! ONLY ONE VOTE, BY BEARDSLEY, CAST AGAINST IT Amends House Measure to In crease Appropriations by State. 9 OTHERS ARE SILENT With amendments adding substan tial increases to the amount to be appropriated by the state, the bill providing for the erection in the city of Indianapolis of a memorial to the soldiers of the world war, passed the senate today by a vote of 37 to 1. Senator Andrew H. Beardsley of Elkhart was the only senator oppos ing passage of the measure. Those voting for the bill were: .cldredge, Arnold, Bainmn. Bowers, Brcwn. Cravens. Decker. Dobyns, Dor rell Douglass. Duffey, Duncan. Eisner, English Furnas, Grant, llcplr, Hogstoa, Humphreys James. Kiper, KUne, Laney, MoConahn McCullough, McKinley, Mas ters, Meeker, Munton. Negley. Nedjl, Ratts, Smith, SoutUworth, Strode, Tague and Wolfson. • Senators not voting were: Btacken Ersklne, Hagerty, Kolsem, Mc- Cray, Maler, Metzger, Self, Signs. PROVISIONS MADE FOR RAISING MONEY'. Provision for raising money by the city of Indlannnoiis and Marion county ere made in amendments offered by Senator * ecil Tague of Brookville, ana concurred. In by the senate. This provision Is as follows: board of trustees shall not ex ?. r co . ntr3 -’t for the expenditure of K of Uv# million (Inl and otrii 00 i l °' A" ,bp “Sgregate unless and until the rlty of Indianapolis and I n h r ?.s”d ,nty ° f Mar,on shal * har e appro -2 aggregate sum of not less rhan five million dollars ($5,000,000) and au thorized the use thereof for the pur pose of this set. 1 Sta, ‘' ,° ,f Indiana shall have tha right to receive from the city of Indian apolis and from the county of Marion for use by said board of trustees under the provisions of this act said sum _of money when duly appropriated by said city and bv said county and expend th# **s® for l he purposes defined by this act. > hen any suoh money shall hate been appropriated and the use thereof au thorized as In this act provided, such memorial shall thereupon be and become a.world war memorial of the city of In dlanapolis and a world war memorial of the county of Marion to the extent of the i respective amounts so appropriated by ; each for the purpose of this act. in addi i r ' on to being a world war memorial of I state of Indiana: and in such event I ,ae board of trustees shall make stich a i suitable as a world war memo. ' r * a ~ ? r , sn city, county and state and j available for their uses as such. In such event the right is hereby j granted to such city and county r j spectively to use said memorial as a city and county memorial pursuant to a con tract to be executed as in this art pro j vlded. j .The appropriations so made by said ■ city and county shall be continuing op propriatlnns and shall r,ot lapse until • ail of the money go appropriated has been expended, nor (-hall such money , so appropriated revert to the general funds of said city or countv ( STATE GIVEN CONTRACT rOWER. The state of Indiana, noting by and i through, said board of trustees, shall | have the powe- to enter into eontracta ■ with the city of Indi.innpoiis and the i county of Marion, which contracts shall t provide that svid city and county, in stead of building a separate city world "ar memorial and a separate county world war memorial or a joint city and county world uar memorial, as autho rized by law. -hall pay and cover into the treasury of state'of the state of Tndlana the aggregate sum of not less than five million dollars ($5.000000), said sums shall he paid at such times and ir. such manner as said contracts may provide for the purpot ■■ of this acf, and said contracts sha’ ’ require thst , said board of trustees :.:;,51 plan and , construct such world war memorial so I that the same snail he suitable and avail able not only for staip world war me ! mortal but also fyr a city world war me ; inbrial and a county world war memo rial, provided that such city use and : such county use shall he upon snch term* and conditions as said contracts may provide. Section 17. There is hereby appropriat ed for the use of said board of trustees for the purposes defined by this act. all sums of money covered into the treasury of the state of Indiana, by said city ot eonnty for surh purposes, the same when paid to be immediately available and no| to revert to the general fund of the state and to be In addition to all other appro priations herein made and to be drawn out of the treasury of the state In tha same manner as moneys otherwise ap propriated by this act. Another amendment made by Senator Tague provides that the memorial shall be used alike by soldiers of all wars tn. which America has participated. PROVIDES FOR GETTING PROPERTY. Provision for acquisition of property by the board of trustees for th# memorial site is made in an amendment i offered by Senator Tague. j This metis ure provides that the board ' of trustees may Acquire b.v donation, purchase or con demnation such real estate aud property In the city of Indianapolis to be used la connection with the real estate now owned or In the name or control of the state of Indiana and dedicated in sec tion 5 of this act as a part of said “memorial park,” as it may deem neces sary or proper whan used in connec tion with said real estate so dedicated to make suitable grounds for the erec tion and maintenance of the structures as contemplated by this act, and soy such “memorial place,” and said board of trustees is hereby given the right to proceed under “an act concerning pro ceedings In the exercise of eminent domain, approved Feb. 27, UK'S,” aud alt acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, together with all powers of eminent domain now or hereafter granted to cities of the firat class. , Bald board of trustees khall have th# power to rent any real estate or im provements thereon, which they may ac quire as a part of such grounds, upon aueh terms nnd conditions and for such a time as it may determine. To sell the buildings aud improvements sPnated on any real estate which may <Uontinued on Pag# Two.) OPEN LETTER TO THE INDIANAPOLIS PARK BOARD. Gentlemen—There is nothing mor essential to appreciation ot public parks than the comfort of visitors. Drinking water is very necessary to comfoft. In the fountain at lYnnsylvauia and Ohio streets you have found an economical method of providing po table drinking water. Install more of these fountains, particularly in St. Clair and Federal parks, and cease forcing our''vis itors to ask for a drink of water. NO. 64.