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k Fair tonight and Wednesday;
warmer tonight.
Verdict Given on Way to Apply
Tuthill-Kiper Curative
Every township assessor in Marlon
county is agreed that the tax duplicates
should remain as they are, said Leo K.
Fesler, county auditor, today, in dis
cussing the way the township asses
sors favor applying the famous Tuthill-
Kiper curative measure which was passed
by the last special session of the Good
rich legislature in an attempt to main
tain the horizontal increases which were
declared illegal by the state supreme
Mr. Fesler said five of the township as
sessors are republicans -and four are
democrats and that each one favors mak
ing no changes by the board of reviews
in the tax duplicates.
It became apparent today that if the
county board of review take a similar
view of the matter the sugar coated
legalisation provisions of the Tuthill-
Kiper bill will work as the framers ap
parently intended them to work.
This statement of the attitude of the
township assessors bears out the pre
diction of Senator Eisner when he at
tacked the bill on the floor of the sen
ate by saying that the bill “legalized
Representative Tuthill, the framer of
the original Tuthill legalizing bill, and
who lent his influences in putting a nice
coat of legalizing sugar to the curative
tax measure as passed by both houses of
the special session of the legislature so
as not to leave too bad a taste in the
mouths of the public, admitted shortly
after the Tuthill-Kiper compromise meas
ure was passed last Friday night, that
the bill as a whole was a legalizing
The net tax valuation of taxable prop
erty in Marion county totals approx
imately $637,000,000, according to Au
ditor Fesler.
It is understood that Fesler will an
nounce tomorrow when he will call the
county board of reviews into session to
reassess, review and equalize the assess
ments as provided for in the Tuthill-
Kiper act.
There are more than 130,000 duplicate
•.i.’.mes on the rax duplicates and accord
ing to Fesler if there should be a gen
eral reduction of even 1 per cent, for
example, it would mean that every item
on the tax duplicate would have to be
‘T know that the taxpayer who feeis
that his property has not been assessed
at its true cash value will insist that it
be done,” said Fesler.
It will be remembered that Senator
Eisner in attacking the Tuthill-Kiper
bill said It was heaping an impossible
task on the county auditors of the state
and incurring a heavy extra expense.
The county council will meet Sept. 7 to
consider the 1921 budget providing for
appropriations to run the various county
offices and institutions.
Approval of the reports of J. G. Colll
cott, director of vocational edacation in
the schools of Indiana, and E. B. Wcth
erow, high school inspector, was the sum
of the bnainess transacted at the meeting
today of the state board of education.
No action was taken on the question
of extending the hours of the school day
in Indiana, according to L. N. Hines, su
perintendent of public instruction.
The board adjourned shortly after 2
o'clock, until Aug. 19.
It was necessary to approve the re
port of Mr. Collicott at once. Superin
tendent Hines declared, as the checks for
, the teachers and directors must be
mailed immediately.
Mr. Collicott’s report dealt with plans
for using money which the state will re
ceive from a federal appropriation in
training crippled service men in indus
try and otherwise.
The report said the state will receive
between Tone 30, 1921. and June 30, 1924,
a sum of $110,521.09, and the plan is to
ask an equal appropriation from the
The state also will receive other sums
from the federal government in the years
1921, 1922: 1923 and 1924.
The money will be devoted to individ
ual work, Mr. Oollieott said.
The vocational division of the depart
ment of public Instruction will co-oper
ate with the industrial board of Indiana
!n this work.
Mr. Colllcot: also requested the state
school board to reimburse seventy-five
school corporations and five teacher
training agencies, from the state treas
ury, for vocational instruction given in
the year ending June 30, 1920.
He asked that the payment be made
as quickly as possible.
The following school corporations were
Included In his report:
Anderson, Auburn, Aurora, Berne, Bra
zil, Bremen, Brookville, Clay City, Co
lumbia City, Columbus. Corey. Corydon,
Cowan.Crawfordsville, Delphi, Eaton, Elk
hart, Elwqod, Evansville, Fairmonnt,
Forest, Ft. Wayne, Frankfort, Gary,
Goshen, Greenfield, Greensburg, Ham
mond, Hanover. Huntington, Indianapo
lis, Kingman, Kokomo, Lake, Lawrence
burg, Lognnsport, Loogootee, Madison,
Marion, Matthews, Mauckport, Metz,
.Mishawaka, Montlcelio, Moores Hill,
Mooresvilie, Morristown. Mount Summit,
Mnncie, New Salisbury, North Judson,
Owensville. Pendleton, Petersburg, Ply
mouth. Richmond, Romney, Scottsburg,
Seymour, Shelbyville. South Bend, Spen
cer, Star City.StockeU, Summltvllle, Ter
re Haute, Trafalgar, Veedersburg, Ve
vay, Vincennes, Wabash, Warsaw. Wave
land, West Point, Whiting, Wlnamac,
The following teacher training agencies
also will share in the distribution.
Indiana university, Purdue university,
Indiana State Normal school, Indiana
state board for vocational education and
the board of education at South .Bend.
The report of Mr. Wetherow, state
high school inspector, contained an ap
peal to the school board to till the de
pleted ranks of high school teachers in
the state.
His report also covered a general state
ment on the condition of the state’s sec
ondary schools.
Forecast for Indianapolis nud vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. in.,
Aug. 4. 1920: Fair tonight and probably
0 a. m dd
7 a. m 03
8 a. m G 7
9 a. m 70
10 a. m 71
It a. m 71
12 (noon) 72
1 p. m 75
2 m 75
Published at Indianapolis,
Ind., Daily Except Sunday.
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Large candy manufacturing concerns
from all parts of the United States are
displaying their “specialty” lines at the
annual convention of the Commercial
Jobbing loners’ association,
Watch Your Chairs
NEWARK. N. J.. Aug. 3. -They
said farewell to “Jimmie" today.
“Jimmie, with de voice like de
Cams’ went west.”
He tried to swallow a watermelon
But never king nor court could
have had a more impressive funeral
ceremony than Kmido Russomanno,
owner of the little yellow canary, ar
ranged for his pet.
“I bury him with a brass band
of fifteen horns, four coaches for
mourner*, a hearse and tombstone,"
Russomanno said. ‘For the coffin
•lone, 1 spend $25.”
Friends contributed S2OO toward
the funeral expenses.
A crowd of them spent the night in
Russomanno’s cobbler shop holding a
real wake and weeping bitter tears
over the death of the bird.
A Knotted Excuse
Janitor Sneed has much trouble in get
ting to police headquarters early in the
morning, but he never has trouble in hav
ing an excuse to
~Y—,... give the captain
\k H lor his tardiness.
■ Sneed came
a._ /itit n 1 131 through with
y [•; ’ “ good one a few
“*9' J *AI days ago.
/jf He appeared In
r|jyr'm the captain's office
* n hla stocking
I'/ A \ fe*t an< * carrying
H \ his shoes in his
Captain,” pant
ed the Janitbr, "I sure tried to get here
on time but my shoes hurt my feet so
bad I had to stop and take them off.
The shoe strings were tied in hard
knots and it took some time to undo
MARION, 0., Aug. 3.—lt was plain
Warren G. Harding, printer and
“makeup man” for an hour today.
Accompanied by Senator Htrry S.
New of Indianapolis, the republican
nominee for president visited the
plant of hla newspaper, the Marion
In the composoing room he doffed
his coat and rolled up his sleeves.
While a movie camera clicked, he
set type by hand, using the same
old “stick” that had done him good
service in the days when he started
his newspaper career as a printer.
He brought into play the printers?
rule which he always carries in his
pocket ns a memento of those days.
He “juggled” tbo type without a “pi”
and made up a page without the use
of a single “dutchman,” locking the
forms with all the dexterity of an
oldtime printer.
“You certainly can juggle type,”
remarked Senator New to the nomi
New himself is an old-time news
paper man.
When That Wicked Wind Blows Late
Today Women’s Style Battle May End
CHICAGO, Aug. 3.—The most Im
portant and thrilling controversy in
local history was on here today—a
war to determine whether the east or
the west shall dictate styles of wom
en’s apparel in tbe latter section.
To determine the superiority of tbe
rival fashions, two style shows were
being held.
The eastern display was staged at
the Terrace gardens, downtown, and
the western at the Marigold gardens
on the north side.
Here's what the contending ex
hibitors had to say about each
other's shows:
Westerners—“ The revue at the
Terrace gardens is a cheap, sample
room affair, and is an attempt by
eastern firms to dig into tbe western
Easterners--" The Marigold affair
*s only an exhibition of freaks, high
prices and stagey styles.”
Both revues exhibited everything
from suits aud furs to whatever a
lady first puts on when she gets up
in the morning.
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 26, 1914, at
I’ostoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Candy ’ Men Boost for Their Products
which is being held at the Hotel Severin
the first three days of this week.
The men who an* boosting for their
company, reading from left to right, are:
George P. Browning, Ace High Products
Company of Boston, Mass.; Edward M.
Pilot Also Meets Death at
Tragic Climax of Air
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3—Lieut. Oraer
Locklear, daredevil air pilot, whose stunt*
of leaping from one plane to another in
midair have thrilled thousands, is dead
His plane crashed from a height of
2.000 feet late last night while be was
engaged in night flying for the movies.
Lieut. Milt Elliott, his pal and pilot
in nil his hair raising stunts, also was
Hundreds of persons, including many
tnovie stare, witnessed the death of the
laring pair.
Their plane fell In a straight nosa dive
'ike a flaming meteor from a dark sky.
A few minutes before, Locklear had
been setting off a great pyrotechnic dis
play, shooting rockets and light* high
in the air.
According to flyers who wltnesssd the
tragedy. Locklear s plane appeared under
control at ail times.
It is believed both men became blinded
by the glare of the fireworks and thus
misjudged their distance from the ground
so that the crash came without their re
alizing their danger.
The spectacular drop was filmed by
several cameras.
It was a part of the show for the plans
t* nose-dive with a great display oj
fireworks, and the cameras continued to
grind as the famous pilot spun down to
Ms death.
Both bodies were crushed and burned
almost beyond recognition,
Locklear was a native of Ft. Worth,
Elliott came from Gadsden, Aia.
Paul Franklin, Indianapolis, was iLock
lear’s manager in connection with his
“stunt” flying.
Franklin, who has followed the speed
Rime both on the track and in the air
for years, formerly was associated with
Barney Oldfield and other automobile
race drivers.
He was not in the city today.
Lock 12 in Bank;
Flee With $15,000
CLINTON, la., Aug. 3. —Four bandits
held up the Commercial Ravings bank at
Moline, 111., today and escaped in an
automobile with $15,000, after locking six
bank employes and a half dozen cus
tomers in a directors’ room of the build
In a gun fight following the robbers
Charles Mower, a barber, was shot
through the side and is In a serious con
Gets Divorce From
Indianapolis Woman
CHICAGO, A'tg. 3.-—Cham 'ey M.
Nadin, New York City, today was grant
ed a dlvorcp from Sirs. Blanche Nadin,
4032 East Oh'o Ktreet, Indianapolis, on
charges of infidelity. They were living
in Chicago when the suit was filed.
According to the Indianapolis city di
rectory there is no such address as 4032
East Ohio street.
The name Nadin does not appear in the
Some thief to
day has three new
rugs in his home.
They were taken
from the clothes
line at the home
of Mrs F. K.
Hooker. 31(M Ken
wood avenue, she
told the police.
The attendance at the opening was
made up about equally of men and
The latter obviously were inter
ested in styles in apparel.
Tbe former apparently were more
Intrigued by the styles in manni
The eastern girls appeared to be
more—er, finely trained than their
stouter western sisters.
The average pulchritude waa
about fifty-fifty.
Brunettes predominated among the
easterners, while the westerners ran
mostly to blondes.
At: the Marigold gardens a cab
aret entertainment was put on to
keep up the male interest, but the
men frankly preferred models to
chorus girls.
To combnt tho cabaret features,
the westerners were to attempt a
brand-new stunt late today—a style
parade on Michigan boulevard.
This thoroughfare Is recognized as
the windiest street in the world.
Becker, the Edward M. Becker Candy
Company of Cleveland, O.; Oscar lleider K
Nichols Candy Company, Indianapolis;
Fred A. Hays, Beacon Chocolate Com
pany, Boston, Mas*., nnd Edward L.
Hall, Indianapolis Con ,y Company.
Nationally-Known Brands on
Display Here.
It was a veritable fairyland I found
In the candy manufacturers' displays at
the Coramerelil Jobbing Confectioners’
association at the Hotel Severin.
Cand'es who*" trademarks ore known
from Maine to the golden gate formed
acquaintance with les* noteJl sweet*.
Having always desired to get a "close
up” of a candy king. I found they were
in every display room
Candy was the watchword of the
hour, and was also the eatable of the
day, i discovered.
Considering the amount of candy con
aitmed by everybody present 1 could not
understand how anything so common as
a beefsteak could even be considered.
Gorgeous boxes containing delectable
sweets reposed on banner-draped tables
for the admiration of visitors.
Pretty girls peeped forth from droop
ing hats with a tempting invitation to
“Cracker Jack”—where 1* the child
whose heart will not respond to that
magic word?
tfiilldren of today and children of
yesterday have sweet memories of “the
more you eat the more you want.”
Other products exhibited by Rtiack
helm Brothers A Eckheim are ''Angeins”
marshmallow*. “Chums" and “Pelicans."
A multitude of pllu chocolate*, milk
chocolates and nut chocolate* drew roe
into the Ace High Product* display
room of the Beacon Chocolate Company.
Next door I found satin finished can
dles, a strong contrast to the chocolate*.
Rows and rows of hard candle* with
satiuv pink, yellow and white colorings
are exhlbted by the Edward M. Becker
Company, In addition to an abundant
supply of marshmallows and Jelly can
“The Butter Scotch That Made Indian
apoiie Famous” greets the visitor at the
Nichols Candy Company show.
Another hot weather winner is the
pink aid-while striped mint Juleps
which ore guaranteed not to intoxicate,
according to the authorities in charge j
of the room.
There is n psychology in candy, T ;
found, since pink and red candies sell
better than other color*.
“People won’t buy green candy,” I
was told.
Popcorn and peanuts In combination
were present in “Checkers.”
The famous "400’ marshmallows and
“Fnappy Bars” were also on exhibition ,
by the Shotwell Manufacturing Com
More chocolate* “Almond Thrift Bara" j
and "Bwiss Alpine Bars” were shown by
the York Chocolate Company.
The qneen of candies Is the “Cherry ;
Cocktail,” which la being featured by the |
Dlliing Company of Indianapolis.
“Maltro” chocolate bars are also being
There is also an attractive display by
C. L. Hefferman of the 230n line of choc
The “Wan-Etn" chocolates and chew
ing gum are alto on the market for
compliments by the Massachusetts Choco- 1
late Company.
“Topeka Filbert Bars” are nnotber con
fection which attracted my sweet tooth.
The Repettl' Company of New York
City has supplied the convention with
delicious fruit tablets.
Rickenbacher Near
Death in Plane Crash
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 3.—Eddie Ricken
bacher, famons American flying ace, nar
rowly escaped serious Injury here today
when a plane in which he was a pas
senger dashed into and demolished a
small frame house.
The plane was one of the throe all
metal machines owned by John Larsen,
New York, which are blazing an aerial
mail route from New York to Ran Fran
No one was hurt.
Railroads Must Pay
All Loading Costs
WASHINGTON, Aug. B.—Reversing a
former ruling in favor of the railroads,
the Interstate commerce commission to
day directed the asesssment of charges
for loading and unloading live stock at
Chicago was “an unlawful and unreason
able practice” in the cose of the Chicago
live stock exchange against the Atchison,
Topeka A Santa F® railroad.
The commission decreed that to be the
duty* of the rotid to perform this service
without pay and ordered reparation of
charges Imposed on the shippers by the \
DUBLIN, Aug. B.—A mall train was
held up near Athlone today and the
malls saiaad.
Democratic Campaign Guns
Are to Be Fired at Chi
cago Aug. 11.
NEW YORK, Aug. 3.—The first big
speaking tour of the national democratic
campaign will be opened in Chicago
Wednesday, Aug. 11, Senator Pat Har
rison. director of the speakers’ bureau,
announced at democratic national head
Franklin D. Roosevelt, democratic can
didate for vice president, will be the
speaker, and his tour will take him to
the eoast and back to Indianapolis, where
he will close his western campaign
Aug. 31.
The itinerary was completed by Sena
tor Harrison today after conference with
Roosevelt and Chairman George White.
Senator Harrison said a woman speak
er of great power and well known all
.through the west would accompany
Her name will be announced later.
The itinerary is ns follows :
Leave Hyde Park Aug. 10; Chicago,
Aug. It; Milwaukee. Aug. 12 (noonl;
Madison. Aug. 12 might) ; Minneapolis,
Aug. 13 (noon); St. Paul, Aug. 13
(nigbti. South Dakota (city not de
terminedi, Aug. 14; North Dakota (city
not decided!. Aug. 15; Montana, three
speeches. Aug. 17 and 18; Wusblngtfiu,
Spokane. Aug. 19; Seattle and Tacoma,
Aug. 20; Portland. Aug. 21; San Fran
cisco, Aug. 23; Sacramento, A tig 24;
Reno, Nov., Aug. 25. Salt Lake City and
Ogden, Aug. 24 Cheyenne, Aug. 27; Ne
braska, probably Omaha, Aug. 28; lowa
(cities not determined), Aug. 29 aud 30;
Indianapolis, Aug. 31.
Senator Harrison said nothing re
garding Gov. Cox'* eastern tour can be
given out until after a conference at the
notification ceremonies at Dayton Sat
After this conference Senator Har
rison will go to Chicago to open a
speakers’ bureau in that city and will
then return to New York.
Regular Judiciary Couldn’t Do
It—Took Vacation.
In less than an hour Judge (pro tern)
Fremont Alford, who la aittlng on the
bench of the criminal court during the
vacation period of Judge James Collin*,
while the latter is en route eipst for a
three weeks' vacation, succeeded In filling
the grand Jury panel for the September
term of court today.
Judge Oollfnn has attempted in his
way to fill the grand Jury panel since
July , but failed after ordering fifteen
drawings of names.
Many excuse* ware given by prospec
tive Jurors to Judge Collins for their al
leged inability to serve and in many In
stance* they were excused.
Hot Judge Alford, on assuming the
bench this morning, recognized that it
was the duty of the court not only to
ATI the panel with good men so that
this important body could come into ex
istence, but to fill It rapidly.
The following six men were obtained as
members of the new grand Jury: August
Dreyer, 1803 South Meridian street; Wil
liam H, Dooley, 729 Roach avenue; W. J.
Pattgb, Indianapolis, Box 325; Benjamin
Ellering, 1585 Churchman avenue; Chria
H. Martin, farmer, Franklin township,
and John A. Miller, rural route G.
The court appointed August Droyer
Judge Aiford instructed the grand Ju
rors to begin their deliberations on
Thursday and iaubpoenas were issued to
day for witnesses to appear at that
There was much comment around the
eburttwMise about the rapidity and case
with which Judge Pro JTera ‘Alford ob
tained a grand Jury.
Worst Run on
Charles Ponzi
Starts Today
BOSTON, Aug. 3.—The worst run
which Charles Ponzi, "get-rieh quick”
financier, ha* yet been called on to face
started today.
Moy than 500 note-holders, anxious to
get their money back, lined up outside
the PI alley entrance to the office of (he
Securities Exchange Company.
A detail of police officers was on hand
to keep the crowd in line, which extended
.out to City Hall evenne and was con
stantly increasing.
A cheer went up from the waiting men
and women when the doors were opened
shortly after 9 o'clock and the first group
of ten or fifteen were allowed to enter.
Payments were resumed ns usual.
Ponzi himself was not on hand at the
opening of the office, but the disbursing
clerks were as confident as ever (hat ho
wns fully able to meet, all demands.
It was announced Dint Ponzi Intends to
reopen for regular business on Thursday,
having notified one of his branch man*
gers to that effect.
This decision was made, it was stated,
when the nudit of the books of the com
pany failed to show anything criminal
and the postofllee Inspectors were also
unubie to find anything illegal.
Labor Leader Killed
by Train at Crossing
DANVILLE, 111., Ang. 3.—Jack Cooper,
38, prominent labor leader, was almost
instantly killed when his automoblje was
struck by a Big Four engine at a cross
ing near bore today.
Cooper was cn route to n miners’ strike
meeting when Ms, engine “stalled" on
the crossing. Three other men with him
saved themaelves by jumping.
Indianapolis Lads
Receive Promotion
The navy department has notified the
local recruiting station of the promotion
of the following local men:
Forrest F. Sample, 606 North Hamilton
avenue, from electrician, third class, to
electrician, second class, at the naval
training station, Hampton Roads, Va.
George Edwnrd Fox, 1004 Park avenue,
from seaman, second class, to seaman on
board the Texas.
English and Italian
Premiers to Confer
ROME, Aug. 3.—Premier Lloyd
George of England and Pnemler Gio
llttl of Italy will confer at Lauaaunne,
Switzerland, on Aug. 10, it was an
nounced today.
Subscription Rates: By Mal , 50c Pcr Month; *5.00 Per Year.
France Will Recognize Reds
if They Assume Obligations
Premier’s Statement on Attitude Towards
Bolsheviki Is Clear Cut.
PARIS, Aug. 3.—France stands ready
to recognize the bolsheviki the moment;
they assume the international obligations
of the former Russian government, Pre
mier Mlllerand declared today to fche
United Press.
In his first interview since the allied
conference at Boulogne the premier thus
clearly defined his country’s attitude to
ward the bolsheviki.
"France will recognize the bolshevik
government the minute it assumes the
obligations of the former Russian gov
ernment,” he said.
"And this includes, first, payment of
all debts; second, acceptance of all
treaties and observance of all interna
tional engagements with the former al
lies of the imperial Russian govern
Mllierand’s interview was the first
clear-cut, categorical announcement of
the terms under which diplomatic re
lations may be restored between Paris
and Moscow.
It was the first time the premier irr
any public expression had definitely
committed himself to recognition, nar
rowing down the conditions to a single
concrete prerequisite.
“We naturally will expect Moscow to
present evidence of the sincerity of her
Intention to carry out her obligations,”
the premier said.
He declined to go into details with
Miners’ Officers Believe All
Strikers Will Go to Work.
Optimistic in the face of the continued
strike of miners, in some localities, of
ficers'-of tho United Mine Workers of
America today expressed confidence that
the idle mines will be in operation
within a short time.
John L. Lewi*, president of the inter
national union, who returned to Indisn
spolls today, refused to make a state
ment until he "looks over the situation.”
He would not answer questions as to
what steps he would take to get the re
calcitrant mine worker* back _to their
Jobs in compliance with bis order of
Eliia Searlea, editor of the United
Mine Workers’ Journal, who has been
spokesman for the union, was confident
that “nothing serious will develop” from
the action of the miner*.
He saw a peaceful end to the trouble.
Unofficial reaching here were
that several 10-’ST unions were still out
In the southern part of Indiana, in Ken
tucky, Illinois and lowa.
In some cases the local unions have
not yet received Lewis’ mandatory order
directing them to return to work.
■ TERRE HAUTE, ind.. Aug 3.—rendi
tions in the Indiana <-B*l field will be
normal by the end of thi® week, accord
ing to indications today.
More than half the mines were operat
ing, as compared with 50 per cent of
them iieing idle yesterday.
Reporta reaching the coal trade bu
reau last night and today indicated that
the striking miners gradually are going
back to their Jobs.
Ed Stewart, president of the Indiana
district of the United Mine Workers, said
today he anticipated no trouble,
EVANSVILLE, Ind.. Aug 3.—Practical
ly every mine in southern Indiana and
northern Kentucky wsk working again
today, tbo operators' association an
nounced here.
The strike which tied up two mines at
Henderson. Kv., yesterday was brought
to a hurried end aud the mines were re
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 3.-J*rodue
tlon of Illinois coal min** will reach nor
mal not later than Friday, according to
IlHrry Flshwick, vice president of the
Illinois miners’ union, today.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 3. Despite
optimistic predictions b.v coal operators
and mine union officials, returns today
Indicate striking c*al miners in Illinois
are not returning to work in the hordes
Reports to coal operators here say onry
about half of the mines In the state are
in operation.
There was no information on the sit
uation at union headquarters, as Presi
dent Frank Farrington was out of town.
Subordinates refused to comment on
the reports received there.
Henry Ffisliwiek. vice president, said,
however, ho believed the laxity in re
turning to work w*s due to Improper
notification and misunderstandings.
As soon hs this is removed, be said, tus
men will go back.
“Tell tho miners,” be said, “to go back
to work as Mr. Farrington ordered.
"They can be assured tho wage com
mission will make a satisfactory adjust
ment of their dispute.” ,
ji i
reference to the nature of the guaran
tee, saying:
“Thus far Moscow has not made any
offer to recognize the engagements of
the preceding government.
“You may say for me that we will
treat with them politically the Instant
they fulfill this condition.”
Mlllerand laid stress on the desirabil
ity of the United States participating in
the settlement of the Russian question.
When asked if the Russian policies of
France and the United States were the
same he smiled slightly, and with an
expressive gesture of hopelessness, re
plied: v
“I don’t know what the United States'
Russian policy is.
“Washington unfortunately apparently
has completely withdrawn from Euro
pean affairs.
“All I can say is I’m sorry, and hope
the will re-enter soon.”
So far the premier said he had re
ceived no word direct of the Pol'eh
armistice negotiations.
“If they failed to agree,” he declared,
“France will support Poland to utmost
with officers and m*D.
“Whether French troops will be sent
will be determined when the need for
making a decision arises.”
(Copyright, 1920, by the United Press.)
Pay Adjustment Makes Little
Headway, Says Council
man Willson.
The city council is not going to be the
goat longer for heads of city depart
ments who pass the salary-lncrease-for
city-employes buck.
The council so declared itself at the
regular meeting last night, when it
unanimously passed a motion, made by
Councilman Louis B. Carneflx. instruct
ing the secretary of the council to notify
the board of public safety that the coun
cil had requests from members of the
police department for sl, a day increase
and that the council dlti not feel like
acting upon the request until the board
of safety had an opportunity to inves
tigate the matter.
Mr. Carneflx said that he had been
approached a number of times recently
by policemen and their frie.nds on the
salary matter, but that be had steadfast
ly refused to introduce an ordinance
providing for an increase because he
thought it about time for the council
to declare Itself.
“if there ha* been a meeting since we
got here at which there hasn't been some
change in somebodies’ salaries, I don’t
remember it.” said Mr. Carneflx.
“The city has some 2,000 employes and
there never has been a time when each
and every one of them has been satis
"As long as we recognize everybody
who goes over hla department head and
comes up here to us with a plea lor
more money we are going to have this
“I stand for just payment of wages
to every rlty employe, but I believe that
this council belittles Itself when it
makes these countless changes at the
behest of everybody who approaches us.
“I feel that some adjustment should
be made In the police salaries, bttt I
also feel that the board of safety should
be the body first approached, ind then
If they refuse to recognize their own
men I think the council will take ac
Councilman Russell Willson supported
Mr. Carnefix'a stand, saying that the
council has not been accomplishing “sal
ary adjustments” as it started out sev
eral months ago to do, but has just been
making "salary Increases.”
The discussion of the salary question
wns incidental to the passage of ordi
nances raising the salaries of a number
of employes.
Fay of garbage collectors and street
sweepers waa raised from 45 to 50 cents
per hour; salaiy of the chief of the
assessment bureau to SI,SOO per year;
of clerks in the assessment bureau to
SIOO per month, and of the three as
sistant street, commissioners from SI,BOO
per year to $3,200.
Following a report of Councilman Ja
cob P. Brown, chairman of the commit
tee appointed to investigate the demands
of the South Side Women’s club for a
city market in tho present city barns in
Shelby street or upon the enrbs at
Fountain Square, some lively discussion
The committee reported that the barn
would make a good site for tbe pro
posed market, and disproved Fountain
Square as a location.
Mrs. Martin Relffei, 1019 Dawson street,
president, and Mrs. E. E. Kuhns. .837
Buchanan street, vice president of the
South Side Women's club, led a delega
tion which appeared in favor of the mar
“Ws've stood for mules down there j
about as long as we want to,” said Mrs.
Kuhns. "We've had slums and things
(Continued on Page Two.)
Due to Russian Demand for
Full Peace Discussion,
Paris Hears.
PARIS, Aug. 3.—Arimstice negotia
tions between the Poles and Russians
have been broken off, according to of
ficial advices received by the French for
eign oVfcee today.
The collapse is reported to have oc
curred when the member; of the Russhift
delegation demanded a complete dtsir.**
slon of peace terms.
The Polish envoys, according to ths
foreign office dispatches, informed the
Russians they were not authorized to
discuss peace, but only armistice terms.
The Polish plenipotentiaries are said
to have left for Warsaw to consult thei. ,;
They announced that if they obtaine/b
authority to discuss peace, they would
meet the Russians In Minsk on Aug. 4.:
The Russian army ba3 been ordered
by Moscow in a wireless message to con-'
tlnue fighting until Aug. 4 when the ar-‘
mistlce conditions will be given to th•!
Poles in detail, according to an Exchange;
Telegraph dispatch from Vienna.
The Vienna telegram said the Moscow,
radiogram had been picked up in Vienna.!
The Polish counter-offensive is report
ed in official advices to have collapsed. 1
The Polish first and fourth armies are
in full retreat, leaving a wide gap rneni
through which fresh troops are pouriDg,'
the report to the foreign office stated. ,
The Polish first and fourth armies were,
holding the front north and northeast o*
Their retirement is said to have opened
the way to the Bug river, toward which'
the red forces are advancing.
The Bug river Cows north of Warsaw
and empties into tbe Vistula at Novyi
Dvor, fifteen miles west of the Polls*
LONDON, Aug. 3.—Official announce-,
Rent of the capture of the Fortress of
Brest-Litovsk by the Russians was con
tained in a soviet war office communique
wirelessed from Moscow today.
Russian troop* occupied the city Sun
day, capturing “prisoners and trophies."
the communique said.
LONDON, Aug. 3.—lrritation and an
xiety were displayed by the British gov
ernment today over the delay of the Rus
sian bolsheviki in opening active armi
stice negotiations with the Poles at Bar
Officials of the foreign office and others
close to Premier Lloyd George expressed
believe that the reds were deliberately
holding up the conference.
It is openly stated in government cir
cles that if the delay continues much
longer all plans for a general peace con
ference in London will be canceled and
M. Krassln, head of the bolshevik trade
commission, will be sent home.
Polish volunteers for military servleo
now total 300.000. according to official re
ports from Warsaw.
The Lithuanians are said to be grum
bling under the oppressive measures of
the reds and are preparing to unite with
the Poles in an effort to solidify the
Polish front.
While the Russians are on the east
Prussian frontier it was declared in :
semi-official circles today there is little
chance that the allies will permit Ger
many to organize a big armv to resist
possible Russian Invasion.
PARIS. Aug. 3.—Former Premier Cle
menceau's newspaper. L'Hombre I.ibre, 1
today urged Franoe to occupy the Ruhr
district (the chief coal fields of Prus
sia) unless Germany withdraws the*
reichswehr from the East Prussian,
frontier at Allenstein.
The reichswehr were concentrated at,
Allenstein without permission from th
allies, the German government claiming
the movement was necessary to protect'
East Pruss'a from Russian invasion.
The cabinet met today to consider tbs
new situation created in eastern Ger
many by the Russian advance.
It was understood that the ministry
has decided to ask the aillps to join in
a firm note to Germany demanding the
immediate recall of the reichswehr from
the AlelnsteSn district.
Premier Mlllerand points out that
while tbe Russian bolshcvists have given
assurances that they have no inten
tion of invading Germany, the arrival
of German troops on the East Prussian
frontier places the Germans and bolshev- 1
lsts in contact.
Tbo situation, he maintains, is filled
with dangerous possibilities with the,
Russians and Germans so close to War
Victim, Unidentified, Garbed
as Laborer,
An unidentified man was killed at
South East street and the Big Four rail
road by a freight train today.
According to B. K. Robblna, 315 North
Senate avenue, a switchman, who saw
the accident, the roau was standing on
the tracks writing In a book when the
accident occurred.
Robbins said he tried to push the
man from the tracks as the train ap
proached, but be did not succeed.
The man appeared to be about 43.
‘He wore overalls and a gray coat.
Kirk Pierce, 402 East New York street,
was conductor of the train and C. E.
Mansfield, whose address was given aa
Itrtghtwood, waa the engineer.
Coroner Robinson ordered tbe body
taken to tbe city morgue.
County Commissioner.
Dear Joe—Note that you do not
seem to have begn counted iu when
your colleagues shook the county
plum tree. Does it ever occur to
you that it is only when the othetjj
commissioners get into some kind
a “Jam” that they waut your afl
distance aud co-operation? '
You have lent your ability to tfl
solving of several county problenfl
that did not include the dlspensS
tion of patronage and the other twl
commissioners have welcomed youl
efforts, but have they ever counteti
you iu when they sat to pass out
favors to their friends?
NO. 72.

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