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Fair and continued cool;
Tuesday fair.
Some Say Nominee Is Empha
sizing His Leadership
of Party.
rnitfd Press Staff Correspondent.
COLUMBUS. Aug. 2.—Future relations
between the democratic candidate for
president and the present occupant of the
whitehouse are the subject of much spec
ulation these days in the candidate's
home state.
The fact that the nominee's communi
cation with the whitehouse has been lim
ited to the one brief conference he had
with the president shortly after the con
vention, as well as the fact that he has
not submitted his forthcoming acceptance
speech for the presidential o. k., is re
garded by political observers generally in
Ohio as of deep significance, and by some
as foreshadowing far-reaching conse
Various motives are ascribed, but the
one prevalently accepted is that Cox is
determined there shall be no misunder
standing as to the actual leadership of
the party in this campaign.
Some even go so far as to predict the
practical shelving of “Wilsonism.”
The text of the acceptance speech—
which I haven’t yet seeu —probably will
settle most of the current doubts as to
Cox's atitude toward the president and
his policies.
.Tudging from recent developments,
especially the statements made in 5\ ash
ington by Chairman George White of
the democratic national committee and
his rather obvious avoidance of the
whitehouse, the construction placed in
some quarters on the Cox-Wilson con
ference that the two were in complete ac
cord. was not entirely correct.
Doubtless no points of difference de
veloped in the course of this compara
tively brief conference, which was of
the most general character.
Details, notably of the paramount Is
sue. were not gone into.
There was not sufficient time for even
a casual discussion of the candidate s
and the president’s personal views as to
Therefore, there was no opportunity for
the expression of presidential approval
of the particular manner in which Cov.
Cox intends to interpret the party
platform’s declarations regarding the
league of nations.
Naturally, both are in accord with the
Wilson approved it at the time, ana
Cox would not be the candidate today
if he couldn’t stand on the platform.
Hence, there was quite sufficient jus
tification for the harmony statements is
sued immediately after the conference.
But there la room for considerable
divergence of opinion as to interpreta
tion of the platform on the league Issue.
iMfjmMEL “ ***
The Cox and Wilson ideas as to what
constitute clarifying, non-impairing, or
non-nullifying reservations very likely
do not run along parallel lines.
If they do, say these political observ
ers, what objections could there be to
Fox's submission of his interpretation
of the president's formal approval, be
fore going to the country with it?
Also, it is suggested there may be de
tails in the application of other demo
cratic principles, or even policies of ad
ministration, in which the candidate
does not agree entirely with the presi
The practical ignoring of the presi
dent by the candidate In the preparing
of bis acceptance speech is emphasised
■v thd fact of his frequent consultations
v ith other democratic leaders, but a still
more striking illustration of the apparent
lack of close co-operation between the
candidate and the whitebou*" is afford
r-: b.v reference to the Taft campaign
in lftOfc, in which the then occupant ot
the whitehouse (Roosevelt i played so
pennonneed a part it' moulding the poli
. ie.s and directing the activities of his
“residuary legatee.”
In no quarter is interest in Cox's pro
nouncements .f next Saturday keener
than among the republican campaign
For should it prove that Cox actually
ot in effect has cut away from the Wil
son influent* they will be deprived of
what they have considered one of their
best talking points.
“Wilson is the best argument we have
at this time.” observed one of the lead
ers a few days ago. He is not so sure
DAYTON, 0., Aug. 2.—Gov. James M.
Cox expects to complete his campaign
organization this week in order that it
aay be ready for active warfare as soon
■s the formal notification ceremonies of
Aug. 7 close.
The democratic campaign committee
will be announced Thursday after Cox
confers with George White, chairman of
the national committee and campaign
manager, it was understood here.
The nominee also hopes to have a ten
tative itinerary of his stump campaign
completed this week.
Under present plans the active cam
paign will open with a speech of the
(Continued on Page Two.)
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Prospects of War Loom
in California Peninsula
16-Year-Old Boy Baffles
Doctors After Operation.
ST. LOCIS, Aug. 2.—Although lie
ceased breathing yesterday after
noon. IG-year-old Robert Stansbury
was alive at 10 o'clock this morning,
but physicians at the City hospital
were unable to say whether he could
be brought back to consciousness.
At that hour a pulmotor, worked
by hand by hospital internes constant
ly for forty-eight hours, was being
used in the hope of reviving him.
The boy ceased breathing immedi
ately after an operation for mastoid
itis at 4 p. m. yesterday, but physi
cians. discovering that his heart con
tinued to neat regularly, brought the
pulmotor into play.
Practically every known means
have failed to revive him, physicians
say, who claim it to bo the strangest
ease in their knowledge and without
parallel, so far as they know, in med
ical annals.
Four of ’Em *Faded ’
—m UmtmM rrr
“Seven, come 'leven—good di'-e—”
Four crap shooters deserted their db-e
and 15 cents and Jumped iuto White river
as the police approached.
Two hesitated and were lost, riding to
police headquarters in a patrol wagon.
ft happened at Beauty avenue and
White river.
Report That Villa Hasn’t
Surrendered Is Afloat.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. Some
doubt as to whether Gen. Francisco
Villa has surrendered to the Mexiean
government was aroused at the state
department today when unofficial
advices stated Villa had not sur
rendered and that a hitch in the
agreement for his surrender had
arisen probably over the fulfilment
of the surrender terms by the Mexi
can government.
Latest official advices to the state
department said Villa was domiciled
at the home of L. M. Lamar, an
Ameriean. at Sabinas late on Sat
urday, although he was preparing to
leave for Torreon.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2.-The ex
ecution of Jose It. Perez, an Ameri
can of San Antonio. Tex., by Gen.
Villa has been reported to the Ameri
can consul at Chihuahua, the state
department was advised today.
Perez has been missiug since
May 20.
The wife of Perez claims he Is of
American citizenship.
Perez is reported to have been ac
cused by Villa of robbing the bandit
Just Like a Novel
George Dragos, 515 East Ohio street,
believes in “treating ’em rough.”
Dragos described
1"-- to the police a
battle with a hoid
up man who, he
V-rfjS Jys, was just
Qp*-, /yppg twice his size.
He gave tho po
t lice a mask he
said was worn by
VyiAjU V the robber.
S. z-wYj/ -f— Dragos said the
______ robber covered him
with a revolver at
Washington and East streets.
He said he landed an upper cut to the
robber’s jaw. at the same time tearing
the mask from his face and causing him
to drop his revolver.
Dragos said the robber got the best
of it in the end, however, by pulling an
other revolver, relieving him of $5 and
chasing him two blocks.
(( King Candy ’ ’ Takes City
Two Hundred Makers and Jobbers of Sweets
Open Annual Convention .
“King Candy” arrived In Indianapolis
today accompanied by a train of more
than 200 loyal subjects, and reinforced
by an artillery of hundreds of pounds of
a thousand and one varieties of “sweets.”
Chocolate;, hard candies, soft candles,
colored caudles, striped candies, spotted
candies and then some more hinds, are
on display on tlie twelfth floor of tun
Hotel Severin during the three days of
the annual convention of the Commerctat
Jobbing Confectioners’ association.
In fact, this city has been deluged by
a shower of candy from every part of
the United States.
“Since prohibition want into effect,
folks have to dissipate some way, so they
do it with candy,” said one manufacturer.
“A man disappeared from his home for
three days, and when the police went
to hunt him upon the request of his wife
juttatm Haiti
Only Back Down of
Cantu Will Prevent
CALEXICO, Cal., Aug. 2.—Warfare in
Lower California appeared today inevita
An official commission from Provincial
President I>e La Huerta, composed of
Senors Y. Cusvas and Juan D. Platt, has
arrived from Mexico City to establish
confidential communication between this
point, just across the border from Mexi
cali, seat of Cantu’s government, and the
Mexican capital.
Only the formal resignation of Cantu
or his flight before the regular federal
armies now in movement on Lower Cali
fornia can stave off the completely
planned armies’ battles intended to "put
down the rebellion which now exists,”
the commissioners said.
An army of 5,000 men, under com
mand of den. Abeiardo Rodriguez, of
th& De La Huerta regime, is on its way
to Ensenada.
Whether this force has actually em
barked on transports is not known.
It is only a matter of a short time,
however, until such embarkation will be
made, If not already done, the commis
sioners said.
That Is, if Ashby. Bryson and
Schmidt Can Find Reason
by Tonight.
Corporation Counsel Samuel Ashl.y
was consulting the statutes today while
City Controller Robert Bryson and
President of the City Council Gustav G.
Schmidt were holding frequent telephone
conversations attempting to deeide
whether the preliminary estimates of ex
penses for city departments shall be pre
sented to the city council tonight.
Although the estimates are complete,
the officials debated the matter of in.re
duction to the council because the new
tax law provides that the annual budget
shall be published before adoption.
The pointed out that the estimates, as
prepared, do not constitute a budget, but
have been arrived at at this time in order
that they may be given to the council
in time for thorough consideration before
September, when tile budget must be
Controller Bryson believed that since
the estimates were of a more or less in
formal nature it would do no harm to
present them.
The corporation counsel and the pre.l
dent of tl:e connril, I>o ever, pro,,*tily
being reminiscent of the tax muddle from
which the city has been trying to extri
case itself, along with the remainder of
Indiana for more than a year, desired to
proceed with extraordinary caution
Roughly figured, the estimates, which
were in the hands of the controller, show
the civil city will need $3,764,875.87 to
operate next year.
The anionnt asked for last year whs
Jv5.341.P00. which Is approximately $423,875
less than is asked for 1021.
The department of public parks and
of public health and chariHe-s also will
seek big Increases.
All of the higher amounts are needed
because of the increased cost of labor
and materials, responsible officials said.
The boards of public works and of
public safety are asking for the biggest
This year the board of public works
will be able to get along, it is said, with
the appropriation of $1,459,866.00 passed
by the council last year.
But for 1921 the board of works seeks
$1,632,498.28, an Increase of $172,531.68.
Individual Items which account for this
increase are ns follows:
Street lighting, 1021. $228,735.27; 1020,
s|s.fKUl ; increase, *30,010 86.
Street comtnissiontr's department, sal
aries an<l wages: 1021. $250617.41; 1020,
$106,246.72; increase, $54,370.60.
Street commissioner's mnintenan'*
fund 1021, $214,146; 1920, $138,562.48; in
crease, $74,584.
Municipal garade salaries; 1021, $27,-
700; 1020, $10,760; Increase, $11,940.
A total increase of $243,826.47 is sought
by the board of public safety, principal
ly to take care of wage Increases to po
lice and firemen.
Last year the board of safety asked sl,-
615.P03.72. while the present estimate for
1021 is $1,858,990.19.
The finance department under Control
ler Bryson estimates its neds at $27,767
les for 1031 than for 1920, chiefly for the
reason that $25,000 paid out on street
intersection certificates last year will not
be neded this year and because there has
been a reduction of about $3,000 In inter
est charges due to retirement of some of
the outstanding indebtedness.
The department of public purchase re
quirements total $15,280, an Increase of
$460 over last year.
The legal depart.ineht requested $25,685
last year and Is expected by Mr. Bryson
to ask for approximately $30,000.
Dr. Herman G. Morgan, secretary of
the board of public health and charities,
estimates his body will need $134,338 in
1921, as against $349,380 in 1920, an in
crease of $84,958, to operate the City hos
pital, the bealth department and city dis
Increased cost of groceries, equipment
(Continued on Page Three.)
he was found In a candy shop,” he con
Soft candies, especially the more ex
pensive kind, are most popular among
the women, is the general opinion of the
“Before prohibition, women and chil
dren consumed most of the candy in the
United States, but now men eat about
half of it."
According to a demure little miss who
was in charge of a portion of the candy
display tills is quite true, because her
“best man” always eats nearly all of the
candy he brings her.
"Candy is the only true medium for the
expression of love,” declared one of the
boosters for Increased candy sales.
“As soon as a girl gets a box of candy
she immediately understands that her
i (CouTinued an Page Two.)
Hogs Hilarious;
Cops Suspicious;
Owner Out of Luck
COUNCIL BLUFFS. la.. Aug. 2.
A drove of bogs waddling down tho
road in a hilarious state of intoxi
cation today caused the arrest of
Hefary Vanderpool for moonshinlug.
Federal agents found two stills or.
Vanderpool’s farm.
He had been feeding mash to the
Vanderpool was trying to pay off
a mortgage with his still, he told
the police.
Make Three Appointments
With Eyes on Polls Next
The Shank-George combination on the
board of county commissioners again has
been able to the patronage plum
tree for the purpose of taking care of
the favored workers of their outfit.
United in their efforts to dictate the
appointments of three vacancies paying
good salaries, the "big two" on the coun
ty board of commissioners today ..ur
ceeded in kiwping tbrc fat Jobs within j
the “royal family."
The “plum tree” again was made fruit
fill by the resignations of Dr. Loien V
Hyde as superintendent -f the Julietta
hospital for the Insane, because of ill
health and the resignation of John
Cooper as road superintendent.
Commissioners Carlin Shank and Lewis
George dished out the Jobs lor which the '
taxpayers foot the bills, ax folows;
First, transefeireil Benjamin M. Mor- j
gan as superintendent of the poor farm j
to the head of Julietta at $125 a month
In addition to all living expenses.
Second, appointed Wlllinm H. Lewis. •
a riding deputy In the employe of Sheriff
Robert Miller, and formerly market cm
ploye under Carlin Shank, to the head
of the poor farm.
Third, by the resignation of John
Cooper ns road superintendent, the “big
two" of the commissioners' ooard were
able to give a $5 a day berth to Wur.-n
Ritmford, a personal friend and former
employe of Carlin Shank.
The offletni appointments of the three
bear only the signature of Commissioners
Shank and George and do not carry
with them the written approval of the
third commissioner. Joseph Ha ye*.
When Romford returned from the
army he was placed in charge of the
county road yards and then elevated by
some method as custodian of the court
houae when Ben Pierce, the regular cua
todlan. was 111 with the Influenza for >
several hjst wlttT*r
At the time Romford was given this
job the Impression was that Pierce was
"canned” and that Rurafofd would have
the custodianship, but when Pierce be
came well he threw all his political In
fluences in his behalf with the result ,
that he was reinstated.
So far It has been impossible to find
any records to show that Romford was
ever legally appointed custodian nr ever
legally entitled to a cent of salary a
custodian of the courthouse
With Rumford again without a Job.
Commissioner Shank began looking
about to place his favorite gaaln on the
county payroll.
Now, it is well remembered that Com
missloner Shank never approved of the
appointment of John Cooper as rond
superintendent, but somehow or other
Commissioner George got euough "pepp"
to kick over Hie traces and favored
Cooper at that time.
At that time Shank waa Insisting that
Rumford bo given the roHd superintend -
cney. but Cooper nally landed It.
It has been observed that Commission
er Shank has never approved of Cooper,
and things became so unpleasant and
unbeurabl. It is slid, that Cooper couldn't j
stand it and realgen dtoda.v.
The ink was no sooner blotted than Mm
“big two" go together and gave Ruin
ford a job for sonic months to come.
With the favorite of Commissioner
Shank taken care of, Hie two agreeiug
commissioners decided to transfer Mr.
Morgan from the of which ho
has been In charge since last March, to
Julietta to succeed Dr. Hyde, who is now
ill In a hospital.
With another vacancy created automat
ically by this transfer, the “big two" i
agreed to take cure of William It. Lewis, j
a riding deputy In the office of Sheriff
Robert Miller.
Commissioner Hayes refused to ap
prove ft the appointment of Lewis be
(Continued on l*age Three.)
Increased Railroad Fares
Effective About Sept. 1
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. The Mg rate
increase granted the railroads by the
[ interstate commerce commission is ex
pected to become effective about Sept. 1.
Railrond companies today were pre
paring their new schedules, raising pas
senger fares 20 per cent, Pullman fares
50 per cent, and freight rates up to ns
high as 40 per cent, as authorized by the
These must be approved and five days
Inter the new scale goes into effect.
The railroad companies are preparing
to ask state railroad commissions tp ap
prove the decision of the interstate eoin
j inerre commission so the new rates can
! lie put into operation without technical
holdups by authorities.
The department of justice, it is under-,
stood, will watch closely for attempts of
1 profiteers to skyrocket prices on the
j strength of the freight increase.
I Although the increase will tend to
i raise prices, the difference should be very
I slight government experts believe.
| Increased freight rates eventually will
bring about a reduction In the cost of
i living, In the opinion of Hale Holden,
I president of the Chicago, Burlington A
I Quincy railroad.
While there may be a slight temporary
; Increase in the price of some commadl
j ties, predicated on the rate increase, this
will be negligible. Holden said today.
“The increased freight rates will allow
j the railroads to restore their old effici
ency in transportation and thin eventu
ally will mean faster nnd wider dls
; tribution of foodstuffs, fuel and other
| necest ities,” Holden said,
j “Rolling stock can be imu/oved and
j new cars and locomotives ufclt,. Ter
t minal facilities can be m reliev
ing freight congestion^^^^^ft
County Auditors to Certify As
sessments Under New Law
Next Week.
The order of Aug. 23, 1919, made by
the state board of tax commissioners, by
which horizontal increases were made to
tax assessments, will stand in the certi
fication of reviews to be made by the
auditors of the various counties of In
This was decided at a meeting of the
state tax board held this morning, ac
cording to an announcement of Fred A.
'Sims, chairman.
The meeting was held to review, re
consider and reassess the assessments
made under tho order of Aug. 23. 1919, ill
compliance with the tax bill which was
passed at the special session of the legis
The board passed resolutions to make
no change in the review which is to ho
certified to the auditors of the various
These certifications will be made with
in the next week, it Is thought.
Some time will he consumed in the
compiling of the certifications, because
ol the detailed work Involved.
In explaining the stand taken by the
board, the resolutions passed declared
that, In order to equalize assessments
of all taxing units in the state with
each other, and with those of tho state
tax board, th" horizontal increases are
The reviews will be sent within the
week to the county auditors, when the
county boards of review will go over the
hi sesstnents and make what changes
they see tit.
Following the action of the local coun
ty boards, the ass*Biucnt will again be
certified bark to the state tax board,
where this body will equalize the assess
i The action of the state hoard In mak
ing no changes in the assessments made
(Continued on Fag* Two.)
Judge Moll Rules Vacation
Powers Curtailed,
Holding that the court has no authority
to punish anyone for Indirect contempt
during vacation ns fir as (he statutes and
decisions which have been presented to
the court disclose, Judge T. J. Moil to
day refused to take any action in the
rbntoropt proceedings brought by lr.
Lucian R Meriwether, negro dentist,
against Mary O. Grooms for alleged vto
tatlon of a court s retraining order !n
preventing the construction of a high
board fence around Meriwether's prop
Judge Moll refused to issue a revtraln
lag order an amended f r >tnpleln* **: a*
to ft jGraro Attorney ire Holme* for the
Capitol Avenue Protection association,
which ts determined to prevent the loca
tion of negroes In the district.
The first restraining order Issued by
Jndge Moll waa dtrected against Gabriel
Slutzky and others on whose property
there has been built high board fences,
which are said to shut off the side view
of the colored dentist's home and practi
cally isolates It from the white neigh
In the amended complaint Dr. Merl
weather alleges tba: Gabriel Slutsky.
frtddie Slutzky, Mary C. Groom* and a
carpenter designated n* John Doe. and
who has not been located, conspired to
do an unlawful act In the erection of the
The doctor asks damages of SIO,OOO
against the defendant*.
Judge Moll stated that by mutual
agreement the first restraining order
would remain In effect and set ftir’her
hearing of the case on Sept. 7. which is
during the next regular term Os superior
court, room 5.
Adventurous Marquis
Dies in South Africa
LONDON, Aug. 2. The marquis of
Quecnsbury died In Johannesburg, South
Africa, Sunday, said a Centra! News dis
patch from that city today.
The family name of the Marquis of
Quecnsbury was Percy HhoHo Douglas,
and lie was 52 years old.
He succeeded to the title in 1900.
He was twice married
The eldest son, who will succeed to tho
title, Is 24 years old and fought in the
world war.
The marquis led an adventurous life
and was alternately rich and poor.
He worked for a while as a cowboy on
ranches in Montana and Alberta nnd for
a time was a miner in the Australian gold
The marchioness before her marriage
was Irene Richards, a chorus girl at tli
Gaiety theater.
“Th • rate increases may be regarded
very optimistically by the public, 1 be
Heuring will be conducted Aug. 23, be
ginning at 10 o’clock a. m., on the peti
tion of railroads operating in Indiana,
for an increase in interstate rates, which
was filed prior to the increase granted
by the interstate commerce commission
The date for ttie hearing was decided
today at a conference of the members of
tho commission.
The matter will be considered by tho
commission us an emergency, according
to E. I. Lewis, chairman of the body.
The petition asks for increases cor
responding to those granted by the na
tional commission on Interstate rates.
The hearing probably will include a
complete investigation of the railroad
situation in Indiana and a comparison
of Indiana rates with those in effect in
other states.
Petition has been filed with the public
service commission by the Torre Haute,
Indianapolis & Eastern traction company,
for rate advances identical to those of the
steam roads, according to Robert I. Todd,
president and genera) manager of the
Hr. Lewis also announced that hearing
on the petition of several interurban lines
of tho state for Increases to their rates
to 3 cents per mlie, will be held Ang. 12,
13 and 14, the hearings to be conducted
in Ft. Wayne and South
r, . By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates: By Mall> 500 Per M(>nth; j 5 . 00 Per Year.
Killed by Train
"-W: -
Services for Former Governor
Will Be at Meridian Street
M. E. Church.
Funeral services for J. Frank Flanly,
former governor of Indiana, twlc* candi
date for president on the prohibition
ticket, and a noted lecturer for the dry
cause, who -was killed in an automobile
accident near Dennison, 0.. yesterday,
will be held at the Meridian Street Meth
odist church at 10 o'clock Wednesday
The body arrived in Indianapolis to
The active pallbearer* will ho Edward
White, deputy attorney general of Indi
ans; Oliver Wayne Stewart, vice presi
dent of the Flying Squadron foundation;
Clarence Crlppln, a business associate of
the former governor; Charles Itailsback,
an Indianapolis business man; William
l’. Evans, deputy county prosecutor and
former law partner of Mr. tlanly, and K.
Harry Miller, a former business associate
of Mr. Manly.
The honorary pallbearer* will be Gov.
James P. Goodrich, Winfield T. Durbin of
Anderson, former governor; James E.
Bingham, former -attorney general of
Indiana; Joseph M. Rnab, former Judge
of the Indiana appellate court; Charles
L. Henry, former congressman from In
diana, and Ed Jackson, secretary of state
of Tndteff*.
The service# trill be conducted by Her.
Hiram W. Kellogg of Mansfield, 0., for
mer paxtor of the Central Avenue Meth
odist church, which Mr. Hanly attended
when he tvas governor.
Burial will be at Wiiliasmport, Tnd.
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker of Kilgore.
0., with whom Mr. Hanly was riding, also
were killed.
Mr. Hanly, who was on his way to
pass Sunday with the other occupants
of the machine at their home In Kilgore,
O. previous to delivering a Chautauqua
lecture today in Cirrolton, <., died at
9 o'clock Sunday morning in the Twin
City hospital at Dennison.
lUs head was crushed.
The other occupants of the machine
died In the hospital, Mrs. Baker suc
cumbing to her injurteg at 11 JO o’clock
and Dr. linker dying at 3:30 o'clock Sun
day afternoon.
XL Harry Miller, s business associate
of Mr. Hanly, was in Dennison today,
where he took charge of the body, pre
paratory to Us shipment to Indianapolis
for burial.
According to word from Dennison. Dr.
Baker, who was driving the machine,
had driven hi* automobile on the track
after an east-bound freight train had
passed and drove directly into the path
of a west-bound freight on another
The car was carried on the idiot Os
the engine for a half mile.
The accident occurred at a crossing
where there ts a heavy grade, nnd the
train was traveling at a high rate of
News of her husband’s death reached
(Continued on Page Three.)
Chief of Speakers’ Bureau
Goes to Plan Campaign.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2.—Senator Harry S.
New, chief of tho speakers' bureau of tho
republican party, left here today for
Marlon, 0., where he wfil confer with
Senator Warren G. Harding, republican
presidential nominee, regarding arrange
ments for opening a nation-wide speaking
ca mpnign.
Announcement was made at republican
national headquarters hero that thou
sands of speakers have already been en
rolled, Including hundreds of women.
It was believed campaign would be
in full sxvlug early next month.
New will confer here Thursday with
Congressman James W. Good regarding
spenking arrangements for the middle
_ Kaifag
Economic Action Dec ided on Should Armi
stice Deal Fail .
LONDON, Aug. 2. —The allies have decided to clamp down a more
drastic blockade on soviet Russia if the armistice negotiations fail. It vu
learned from an authoritative source that preparations to this end already
are proceeding.
Official circles make no secret of the fact that neither Great Britain
nor France is prepared to go to war against Russia.
Any measures that are taken must be of an economic nature.
Order Following Wilson Re
quest Being Obeyed in In
diana-Illinois Field.
The miners are returning to work.
This announcement was made at the
international headquarters of the United
Mine Workers of America today.
In a bulletin the statement is made
that all dispatches reaching the head
quarters indicate a resumption, of opera
The statement said the miners will
produce sufficient coal to supply the
country and that if there is a coal short
age It will not b the fault of the
The statement points out the duty of
the railroads to transport the coal.
The bulletin Issued at the international
headquarters follows:
“Numerous dispatches have been re
ceived at the headquarters of the United
Mine workers of America from local
unionß in Iliinois and Indiana, and all
say the same thing—that the miners
are returning to work. In compliance
with the order issued by John L. Lewis,
International president.
“It is safe to say that a majority of
the men who were Idle last week are at
work today aud the others will b % at
work within the next day or two.
“They will produce all the coal the
country needs, but It will be the duty
of the railroads to haul It to the con
sumers. Os course, the miners can not
do that.
"If the people do not get coal now it
will not be the fault of the miners."
2,000 MEN OBEY
BELLEVILLE, 111., Aug. 2.—About 80
r *r cent of tbs miners in the Belleville
sub-district returned to work today, fol
lowing the receipt of orders from Presi
dent Frank Farrington of the Illinois
organization and John Lewis of the in
ternational organization.
A number of locals will hold meetings
tonight to take acUon on these orders.
Some iocnia held special meetings Sun
day and voted to return to work.
It was estimated this morning that
about 2,900 men bad returned to work
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2.—Opposition to
an embargo on foreign coal shipments
will prevent remedial action by the op
erator* to stop the activities of reported
(Continued on Pag* Two.)
Total Indiana Appraisement Is
Fixed at $2,801,717.48.
Official aproval was given today by
Probate Judge M. Bash to the total state
appraisement made by William T. Ras
mussen inheritance tax appraiser, of the
estate of the late Charles Warren Fair
banks, former vice-president of the
United States.
The total gross of the Indiana estate
was approved by Judge Bash at $2,801,-
The total net estate of Indiana prop
erty with all deductions out, is $1,589,-
030.04, according to the report.
The total Inheritance tax assessed
against ihe Indiana property Is fixed at
$43,711.10 in addition to a federal tax
of $272,332.16, which makes the total
amount of Inheritance taxes paid to the
state and to the federal government at
The share that the three sons, Richard
M„ Frederick C. and Warren C. Fair
banks. will receive each from the net
Indiana estate Is $563,594.12.
It was said today at the office of
Appraiser Rasmussen that the total es
tate, embracing all property as well as
Hint in other ttates, approximately will
total $4,000,000.
The apparent shrinkage of the estate,
which was estimated at the time of Mr.
Fairbanks death at $8,000,000, is due to
the many deductions from the entire
estate, such as inheritance taxes, benevol
ent requests, bonds nnd the like.
The signature of Judge Bash today
practically closes up the estate as far as
tho state of Indiana is concerned.
The total valuation of tho Fairbanks'
estate in the Indianapolis News is fixed
at $1,500,000.
NO. 71.
The foreign office and the war office
are still without official news as to the
armistice negotiations which were to have
been opened by the Poles and Russians
at Baranovitshl on Saturday.
Unofficial dispatches, however, reported
that tho Russian's would not deliver their
terms until Wednesday.
The Russians still are advancing Into
Poland In the direction of Warsaw.
Eight thousand red cavalrymen, en
gaged in outflanking movements have 1
reached a point half way between Grodno
and Warsaw, or less than seventy-flve
miles from the Polish capital.
M. Krassin and M. Kamineff of the
bolshevik trade commission have been
notified that it is impossible to reopen
the negotiations for a resumption of com
mercial relations between Great Britain
and soviet Russia until official news is
received from Poland that a truce has
been signed.
The soviet government at Moscow has
not yet replied to the British note, sent
during the Boulogne conference, propos
ing a general peace conference in Lon
The Poles are working feverishly to;
reo-ganize (heir army for the defense of
Several generals have been displaced!
and it is understood anew high command 1
is being formed.
Official advices say the reds ate ap
pointing soviet committees throughout
Lithuania, whore a bolshevik revolution
occurred last week.
The Lithuanian bolsheviks are requi
sitioning railway rolling stock and war
The governments of the Baltic state*
have called a conference for tomorrow,
but officials of the British government
said they did not know its object.
While continuing the drive against the
Poles the Russians are still waging war
ia the Caucasus.
Armenia Is reported to have asked for
an a-mistice to stem me Russian inva
sion of that country.
Moscow refused this.
LONDON, Aug. 2.—Bolshevik cavalry
raiders are operating sixty miles north
Os Warsaw, according to r dispatch from
the Polish capital received here at 4 a
today. ,
A: ai: early hr,- r . definite
feme i-f ' h>- I; •: h: o : . armistb^M^E
g- nations : 1 British officials i i.^Mg
were worried.
They feared the rods intended to
compiiah a complete IV.iish disaster.
ing them absolutely helpless before IoH
posing their drastic terms of peace. ■
The hot breath of battle was belnn
felt In Warsaw today. 1
Dispatches from that city told bow
a spirit of dread crept through it as
new* came that the advance of the bol
shevik continued unchecked.
With Trotzky's armies menacing the
capital from the north and east, meas
ures were taken for a desperate defense
of the city .
The people went into the fields with
pjck and shovel and under the direction,
of army engineers commenced throwing
up earthworks on all sides.
They labored at top speed, many fall
ing exhausted.
Meanwhile the engineers were driving
stakes and stringing wire across the
principal roads over which red cavalry
might swoop on the town.
Newspaper offices were besieged fop
word of the Polish armistice delegates
who. under promise of the bolsbevihl
that the International nrmlstloo rules
would be obeyed to the letter, had dis
appeared into the mysterious “out there"
beyond the front, somewhere behind th*
soviet army’s lines and from whom no
word had come since the ranks of tho
red troops closed at their heels.
At tho war office every effort was being
made to plan reorganization of the army
so that some resistance could be offered
In event the armistice failed.
Huge war maps showed the recent
gains of the reds and the staff officers
with these maps before them tried re
peatedly to establish communication with
the generals in the field.
This was very difficult, owing to th*
rapidity with which the armies were mov
Marshal Pilsudski was dispatched tfl
Lemberg to direct the defense of that
important city, but it was “feared it coulc
not be held without reinforcements.
Women are taking a valiant part la
thp defense of Warsaw.
A battalion of them participated In the
fighting which preceded the fall o 1
Lomza, seventy-five miles northeast o(
Warsaw." .*■
According to advices from the front,
they stood agatnst the bolshevik! to the
last, suffering heavy casualties.
Warsaw dispatches also told of the ar
rival there of the remnants of another
battalion of women for the purpose of
filling the gaps In Its rauks and reor
ganizing preparatory to again fighting
the bolshevik!.
A Berlin dispatch declared tho reds had
occupied Brest Litovsk, a little more than
100 miles east of Warsaw.
This was :i strong fortress, but it fell
with slight resistance, according to the
German version.
Warsaw admitted the Russians were
"at Brest Litovsk." but not that the
fortress had capitulated.
The Polish nrnilstlee delegates, diplo
mats here were Informed today, wefe to
demand the following basis ns to peace
First, guarantee that Poland will re
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Lieutenant Governor.
Dear Ed—You certainly can see
by this time that it makes no dif
ference whether you do as your re
publican friends wish you to do or
not—you are the convenient scape
goat of the Goodrich administration.
You have kicked away more op
portunities to be everlastingly right
than any other man in the public
eye in Indiana. Isn’t It about time
you took to following the dictates
of your conscience instead of the
desires of the men who use you!

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