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lutera Hailg Uimtß INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351. MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. OfflrM (Chicago, Detroit St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos. Advertising Offices )y ew York, Boston, Payne. Burns & Smith, inc. HAS THE NEW COAL COMMISSION yet supplied with a list of the mines in which Goodrich and the members of his family own stock? — MAYOR JEWETT was expected to spend today in Indianapolis re nothing his acquaintance with the large number of friends he possesses about the city halt * — / j IF THE COUNCIL passes that ordinance to require garage men to j report all cars stored or repaired there are a lot of places that will have to hire bookkeepers. THE DIFFICULTY between the theaters and the musicians now ap pears to be over the question of whether there is a strike or not and seme time ago we were led to think it was over wages. THE TAX BOARD doesn’t seem to know just what the latest bit of cure-all legislation known as the Kiper-Tuthill bill means and for once in its existence the tax board seems to be in agreement with the public. STANLEY WYCKOFF settled the dispute over the authority of the fair price commissioner at-Columbus to examine the books of the ice com pany in his usual happy manner. He authorized an increase in the price of ice. __ A Message to Harding Never in his wildest moments was Charles W. Jewett, our versatile young mayor, known to do anything, political or official, without the full sanction of the Indianapolis News, the agency that first made him chair man of the Marion county republicans and later elevated him to the dignity of the mayor's office. Mr. Jewett was taken up from the humble ranks of republican work ers when the News wished to defeat the Kealing-Wallace-Davis combina tion controlled Indianapolis republicans. He became county chairman by reason of the News appeal for anew deal. Later, at a conference between Richard Smith, managing editor of the j News. Joe Roach and others, Jewett was suggested, discussed and finally | adopted as the News candidate for mayor. He was elected mayor over Samuel Lewis Shank through the valiant | services of Denny Bush and a few other renegade democrats who have not yet received the full extent of their pay for their services. ’ In season and out Mr. Jewett has been a loyal and faithful servant of the institution that build up his public career. In the republican state convention he was for Gen. Leonard Wood. At the national convention he whooped for Wood with all the lusty develop ment of the football player he used to be. There has been nothing transpired in the brief period passed since the republican state convention that indicates any breach between the News and Mr. Jewett. On the contrary, the harmony that has heretofore prevailed has been as thick as honey and about as sticky. Meanwhile, for the evident purpose of causing as much harm as Is possible in democratic organization affairs, the News is doing what it dares to indicate its dissatisfaction with Senator Harding, the republican nominee whom it fought so bitterly before the national convention. Almost it has convinced some of the unsophisticated that it does not j intend to support Mr. Harding for the presidency. But a few days ago, while the legislature was wrestling with some i Marion county problems and Gov. Goodrich was publicly expressing a de-; sire to hear from Mr. Jewett, the versatile mayor hung out the usual sign on his office in the city hall and hied himself over Into Ohio, where rumor says he was welcomed by Senator Warren G. Harding Into the con sultation chambers of the mighty. It is folly to believe that Charlie Jewett went to see Harding without the full knowledge and consent of the News managers. It is folly to believe that while there exists a line of communication between the managers of the News through the versatile Mr. Jewett there is a very wide breach between the News and Senator Harding. The principal question that arises in the mind of the man who Is polit ically Inclined is merely whether the News sent Jewett to bear Mr. Hard ing the terms under which he can obtain the News support or whether the News sent Jewett to Mr. Harding to Inform the pominee that In accord- i ance with its usual tactics It was merely wobbling oc the fence until It , has re-established Its standing as a Fairbanks-owned “independent" pa-j per when, again as usual, it will find reasons why Mr. Harding sbculd have its unqualified support. In either capacity, Mr. Jewett is a safe messenger. The News man-1 agers do not need to lay awake nights fearing that he will overstep his j instructions. For without specific directions from them past events l ave i proved, Mr. Jewett will do or say nothing. Bootlegging and Officials v Light on the problem of why the administration iB having so much trouble enforcing the federal prohibition law Is shed by the Philadelphia North American which says: ' > “It is common gossip among those who conduct this illicit Rale of intoxicants in different communities, that nine-tenths of the prohibition officers are corrupt and are making hay while the 6un shines, fearing that their jobs will not last long.” In a Washington dispatch the same paper offers the following: “Blame for the universally recognized failure of the government strictly and impartially to enforce the Volstead act Is laid by John F. i Kramer, prohibition commissioner, to lack of funds. With only $4,500,000 at his disposal to administer tho national prohibition and antl-narcotlc drug laws, Mr. Kramer says he finds it impossible to cope with the bootleggers, rum-runners, illicit distilleries, home brewing establishments and other means whereby intoxicants are being manufactured, imported, distributed and absorbed in every section of the country and particularly in the large cities.” \ Both explanations have merit and in addition there Is the condition alluded to by Judge Anderson when he declared that the district court was being transformed into a police court because of the failure of state officials to do their duty. Eternal vigilance is the price of prohibition in Indiana as elsewhere. Analysis of the local situation fails to disclose specifically which of the three causes for prohibition failure 'plays the major part in Indianap blis. But bootlegging was never stopped or prevented by any who sits in his office surrounded by confiscated whisky and Bpends time writ ing public letters congratulating himself and others on the absence of bootlegging. Some More Ifs If we had a mayor who is not also charged with the duties of acting as a messenger for the Indianapolis News we mighfhave an investiga tion of the difficulties of the housewives’ league in purchasing produce for Its market house stand. , If we had a board of safety that was not composed of gentlemen with other lines of proclivities that interfered with service to the city wo might have a method of making it uncomfortable for those market house para sites who prefer to sell their wares to members of, the high cost of living squad who are holding up the prices of foodstuffs in Indianapolis. If we had a nrosecutor who could see crimirtal intent in something else than an offense that permits of an easy and immediate cash fee for prosecution, we might have a grand jury investigation of the circum stances that compelled the housewives* league to close its market stand. Thanks to Judge Alford, who, sitting as a special judge, impanelled a grand jury that the regular judge failed to get in a month’s time, we now have the machinery for such an investigation. In any other community the circumstances surrounding the inability of the housewives’ league to make purchases for its stand on the market would be sufficient evidence of an illegal combinatipn to warrant a thorough investigation. V In Indianapolis the do nothing policies that permeate the city hall and the courthouse seem to have stupefied the little sense of civic duty that the administration possessed when it went into office. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Which end of an airplane leaves the ground first? How nearly is the gov ernment forecast .of crops borne out by the actual yield-? Is it injurious to trees to empty ice cream tubs near them? This department of The Times tells you. If you have a question to ask, send it with a 2-cent stamp to The Indiana Daily Times Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. The answer will be mailed direct to you. I TAIL STICK FIRST. Q. Which end of an airplane leaves the ground first? L. M. A. The tail stick lifts justs before the wheels. The machine rights itself on a level and the nose then starts upward. CROP FORECASTS. Q. How nearly is the government forecast of crops borne out by the actual yield? W. D. L. A. Within the past twenty years the estimates, of tie department of agri culture have averaged within IV4 per cent of the crop. IMPEACHMENT CASES. Q. How many impeachment cases have been tried before the senate? / L. W. K. A. The Vnited States senate has sat as a court of Impeachment-nine times. ICE AS REAL ESTATE. Q. Is natural ice a part of real A. C. A. Ice after it is harvested is per sonality and is subject to the law gov erning personal property. Before harvest ing It is deemed realty for most pur poses, under the rule that ownership of PUSS IN BOOTS JR. By DAVID CORY. Let me see, It was in the last story, I think, I promised to tell you how the magic ring saved Puss Junior from dan ger. Weil, this is the way it happened. After he left' the hut of tho little old woman he went deep Into the forest and by and by it grew very dfirk, and the trees were so close together and the brambles so thick that Puss could go no farther. So he looked about! him, but to his dismay he found that the brambles held him fast. And then, all of a sud den, a great bat flew near and said: “You are my prisoner!" And, oh, dear me! Puss did not know what to do, for the brambles held his paws close to his side and he was unable to draw his sword. And then the bat whirred around and around and flew so close to Puss Junior’s face that he had to close h!s eyes. And this was just what the dreadful bat wanted him to do, and then be took Puss Junior’s sword away from him. And may >e he would have killed our little traveler if, all of a sudden, that dear little yellow bird that Is always singing or saying something hadn't ' twittered from a tree top: “Turn your magic ruhy rln-. Twice around your finger; Touch the bat upon the wing; Hasten! Do not Unger!" And then, would you believe it? The Stuart Walker has received an inter esting letter from Dion Clayton ralthrop, the English playwright, who 1* part author of "The Storm Bird.” recently seen at the Murat. The letter, which was written in Ken sington, London, Is as follows: "Dear Mr. Walker. "First let me give you very real thanks for all your kindness and consideration. The printed matter and flashlights ar rived safely and one- can see wbat care has been taken in everything. “It may Interest you to know that the Clayton part of my name was used al ways by my father, John Clayton, for whom Pinero wrote all his early farces; and the Dion Is my grandfather Dion Bonclcault’s gift. “I hope, if we pull through this time, we may have the great pleasure of being produced by you again. Miss Irene Van- WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Life By ANN LISLE.- CHAPTER CYIII. Rwy and I had taken very early tea and U was only a lttttle after 5 when I got home from my unhappy honr of disillusionment. T hurried info my bedropm and began to take ofT my baL~tben I itood motion less with one pin In my hand qnd re flected upon the blunders that had brought Barbnra Ann# Harrison to hoi present pass of unhappiness. Item: Jealousy of Betty Bryce and a series of rebuffs to Betty’s offers of friendship. Item: Longing for a womvi rrleuo In Jim’s own world —and the ac ceptance of Evelyn Mason's companion ship. . Item: The climax that had given Betty every right to think she was not wanted or needed here and wag welcome 10 pursue her intimacy with \ irglnln and to forget ma. At this stago of Itemising with my self and my loneliness I removed tho other pin from my bat., put away the outer trappings used for my afternoon with Ewy and addressed myself sternly. “Anne, yott’ve been taking what you Insisted was ’something Just as good’ In place of real friendship. Yon wero suspicious of Betty Jnst because she was so kind. Now I guess Betty’s about done with offering yon her friendship; you’ve snubbed her for the last time. II you want her, you'll have to go after her. Well, do you want her? Lo you want someone who will help you throw light on Jim’s betting at the races and shaking dice with Neal as If gambling were 'the most gripping thing In life? Or do you want to go half distracted won dering whether that means he has the gambling fever?" In answer to my own questions, I went BRINGING UP FATHER. - ™^ CT 1 COLA vMW ALL PRETAX HEAVEH’b-' O—U* HAD (Wj THGtOW THEM OUT- YOU 1 1 * HE R P AD S < ° HE JUST THREW ° * BETTER <iO DOWN AN' INDIANA DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1920. real estate extends indefinitely upward from the soil. However, a Contract for the sale of all Ice on a certain pond Is treated ns a contract for the sale of a chattel, and not of an interest in the real estate. MERCERIZE/ Q. What does the word "mercerize” mean? C. F. S. A. Mercerizing is a treatment for cot ton goods or fiber that gives it a silk luster. It was named for John Mercer, an English ijalico printer who introduced the process. "BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK." Q. What Is the other half of the quo tation, “Put a beggar on horseback”? ti. I. T. A. The phrase "Set a beggar on horse back and he will ride a gallop” was first used by Robert Burton. There Is a translation from the German, "Set a beggar on, horseback, he’ll outride the devil.” ABD. Q. What does “Abd” mean In con nection with proper names? F. N. B. A. In the Arabic and Semetic lan guages the word generally means “slave’ 1 or “servant,” as Abd-Allah, serv ant of Allah. ROCK OF GIBRALTAR: Q. The Rock of Gibraltar Is said to resemble a lion couchant. Which way does it face? G. L. N. A. The Mediterranean sei lies on the east and the Strait of Gibraltar at the west. Tho rock stands north and south/ brambles parted so that Puss could raise hls paws, and quicker than a wink be turned the ruby ring around three times and then touched the bat on the wing with It. And what do yon think happened then? Why, that dreadful bat turned into a toadstool and Puss took up bis sword, which had fallen on the ground, and cut that toadstool’s head right off. And It was a good thing he did, for somebody might have mistaken that toadstool for a mushroom and eaten it, and toadstools are poisonous, you know. And then that little yellow bird flew down from tho tree top and Puss gave her some crumbs that he "had in his pocket, and after that she perched her self on hls shoulder and showed him the way out of the forest. And when they came to the broad high way she flew away; but before she went she whispered In his ear: "Don’t forget your magic ring!” And after that Puss came to a deep river. And as there was no bridge he didn't know how to cross over, so he sat down on the bank. And while he sat there a big fish swam up and said to him: "Do you want to cross over? If you do, get on my back and I will take you over.” So Puss Jumped on bis back and away they went, and Puss didn’t get the least bit wet. for the fish was very careful. And In the next story yon shall hear what hapened after that. —Copyright, 1920. (To Be Continued!. hriigh Is producing a play of mine In the autumn; Arthur Bourchler one In the spring, and I have one running In London now. so I count myself fortu nate. “With many good wishes and thanks to you in which Pertwee Joins me. 1 am youf* sincerely, “DION CLAYTON CALTHUOP.” .. -|. -|. The amusement schedule for today Is as follows: Billie Burke In "Away Goes Prudence,” at the Alhambra; "The Lad der of Lies” at the lsls; "The Perfect Woman” at the Circle; "The Prince Chap” at English's; Texas Gttlnan in “Tho White Nquaw” and A1 Jennings In "A Highway Romance” at the Regent; Zane Grey’s "Riders of the Dawn” at the Colonial; ’’The Bottom of the World” at the Ohio; popular vaudeville at the Lyric, Broadway and Rialto. to the phone and called Virginia’s apart ment. Phoebe answered. ’’They’ve gone out," she replied, almost petulantly, when I asked for Virginia or Betty, ’’They’re going to have dinner together. They left me here alone” "Then you come straight over here, dear. How can you be aldue when you have us?" I asked with pity for an other lonely creature, “Oh, I’d love to, Anne— bnt I’m not very tidy. Have I time to go home first? I’ve been working here all after noon—and I don’t look very nice." So I gave Phoebe till 7:30 to make herself pretty and sweet, and then turned from the phone and her delight to face m/ own trouble. What was I to do about Jim? I muaj solve my problem alone—without aid from Betty. Evidently she and Virginia were growing very Intimate now, and If they didn’t want little Phoebe, surely Betty would bare no time for me. Never before had tho city seemed so big, so cold, so unfriendly.' I had mado a failure of my attempt to And my place, for although I bad lived In It sou years, "the great metropolis” didn’t hold for me even one true friend. I stood at tiie phono while this flashed through my mind. Suddenly I realised -1 was turning over the leaves of the phone book. “How—aimless,” I laughed to myself. But there was a choke In the laugh, and I dropped tho book against the wall with n terrified thud when I found my eyes resting on the name, Mason Thomas J. I didn’t need someone to talk to as much as that. Then all In n flash the door opened, Neal dashed In and caught mo in his sturdy young nrms. I wasn’t alone at all—l had Neal! Copyright, 1920. (To Be Continued.) INDIANAPOLIS Population center of the United States Its highest point of head being at the south end. PREVENTING RUST. Q. I have a vertical steam boiler which I use only in winter time. What shall I do to keep it from rusting out in the summer? I. M. C. A. The United State? bureau of mines says that the practice is to fill the boiler entirely with water. AUTOMOBILE SHIPMENTS. Q. How many freight cars are used Jn transporting automobiles from factories? V. I. S. A. In 1919, 284.717 freight cars were with shipments (Torn automobile factories. Enough automobiles were driven overland to tbeir destinations to have filled an additional 40,000 cars. SALT INJURES TREES. Q. Is It injurious to trees to empty ice cream tubs near them? C. H. A. Since salt in excess is very, in jurious to‘trees, ice cream tubs should not be emptied near them. USE OF METALS. ' Q. Are most of the inetais In * the world put to gome use? N. M. I. A. Nearly half the known metals of > the world have not yet been put to prac tical use. HOROSCOPE “The stars Incline, but do not compel.” FRIDAY. AUO. 6. Menacing stars rule this day, accord ing to astrology. The Sun, Jupiter and Uranus are all In evil place. It Is a sway under which to take ac count of one’s affairs, weighing care fully business and financial problems, s The Bun Is especially menacing to those who have high ambitions and pur sue them. Political candidates should avoid any Initiative at this time. Railway problems again will confront the nation, but they will embody new phases of discontent. Color will be unusually potent during the remainder of the month, the eye be V3 OFfJA ON ALL FANCY TROUSERS H| Opportunity again calls you to save ■ W at this store —for we begin, tomor- W row, the annual August sale of fancy trousers. But this year we have reduced prices more sharply than ever—and this in spite of the fact that prices for Fall are to be higher. ' • * For Friday and Included arc thousands of tine worsted, cassimere An bring, and wliite serge trousers, all bearing original jince back the "old days,” a marks, from which you deduct exactly one-third. fincy“ties that P soid up a °o All are high grade, all are worth the original prices $1.50 and which offers ex —all go now in this rousing sale. IST The wise will get out their last winter's* suits and buy a pair of trousers to go with them. It means economy and longer service for you. - * / schloss Pros fb Outfitters for Men ani> Boys STATE LIFE BUILDING Indiana s Ft nest Open Saturday Hair Cutting 25c Boys’ Store — 2nd Floor Until 9 P. M. Children’s Barber Shop lng peculiarly responsive to It. This should encourage Increased use pf flags and banners In political campaigns. Reactionary forces now will be strong ly felt by all classes of men and women. The radical viewpoint, may cause many 7 We Close at 1 o'Clock Saturdays Baldwins Midsummer |j Som * w Extra Record t 0 a • The Baldwin Piano Cos. | 18 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA STREET men and women to be misjudged. Owing to the sway of unfriendly stars diseases of the nervous system may be prevalent at this time. Persons whose btrthdate it is should not speculate or risk any money. They MAGGIE’S PLAN WORKS FINE—FOR JIGGS. avoid changes and should watch busj, / ss affairs. Ctfldreu born on this day probably will have many good friends and should beware of wasting time. Girls ha r e the augury of happy marriage.