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Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday;
not much change in temperature.
vol. xxxni.
Reductions on Real Estate
Assessments Ordered in
Several Townships.
Refusing to be a “rubber stamp” for
the state tax board, the Marlon county
board of review today made substanial
reductions atf the tax duplicates, includ
ing the horizontal increases for five
townships of this, county.
The board ordered reductions in the
following townships on real estate as
sessments as follows:
In' Decatur township, 20 per cent re
In Lawrence township, 20 per cent re
In Perry township, 10 per cent re
In Warren, outside, 10 per cent re
In Wayne, outside, 10 per cent reduc
No reductions were made in Center,
Franklin, Pike or Washington town
ships or the city of Indianapolis.
After making the reductions the board
of review authorized the following order
to be sent to the state tax board, which
establishes and equalizes the Increases,
as follows:
Whereas, the assessments as made by
the township assessors and the county
board of review for the year 1920 show
an increase in the value of the personal
property in excess of the 1919 assess
ments as entered on the tax duplicate in
each taxing unit of said county.
Therefore, be it resolved, by this Ma
rion countv board of review, after being
fully advised in the premises, and pur
suant to authority conferred on it by the
provisions of the Tuthill-Kiper act in
order to equalize the assessment of PJoP
ertv in Marion county for the year 1919,
now adopts the following increases for
the various taxing units of Marion coun
ty as established by township assessors.
An increase of 30 per cent on all lands
and lots and 50 per cent on all improve
merts in Lawrence township, and an
increase of 20 per cent on all lands and
lots and 50 per cent on all improvements
in Decatur township, and an increase of
SO per cent on all lands and lots and
30 per cent on all improvements in Wash
ington township, SO per cent on all lands
and lots and 50 per cent on all im
provements In Warren township, and an
increase of 40 per cent on all lands and
lots and 30 per cent on all Improvement
lu Center township, and an -increase of
30 per cent on ail lands and lots and 50
per cent on all improvements in Pike
township, and an increase of 20 per
cent on all lands and lots and 30 per
ceut on all Improvements In Perry town
ship and an increase of 10 per cent
on all lands and lots In Wayne town
ship. The above Increases do not In
clude cities and towns.
An increase of 20 per cent on all lots
and lands and 30 per cent on all Im
provements in the city of Indianapolis
and in all the* towns, except that this
increase on improvements shall not ap
ply to any Improvements In that part
of the city of Indianapolis situated In
Washington township. 9
An increase of 50 per cent on all per
sonal property in the entire county.
The above increases on real and per
sonal property do not apply to any prop
erty assessed by the state board of tax
commissioners, either originally or an
appeal, or on emiAcation on the order
of the board of review and re-assessment.
The increase on personal property shall
not apply to items on the first page of
the personal property schedule, nor to
Item one on the second page of said
The order made by the board of re
view reduces in five townships the hori
zontal increases and seeks to reduce
every taxpayer in the townships af
Four members of the board of review
late yesterday Indicated they would cer
tify the tax duplicates back as they
stand including the horizontal Increases
without a single change.
But when Dow W. Vorhies, a farmer
of Prairie township, and a representa
tive of the Marion County Farmers’ fed
eration. took his seat this morning as
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$16,000 IS LEFT BY
Widow and One-Time Secre
tary Largest Beneficiaries.
The will of J. Frank Hanly, former
governor of Indiana, who was killed In
an automobile accident last Saturday,
filed for probate today, provides for the
distribution of SI,OOO in personal prop
erty and SISOOO In real estate as fol
To Rachael Kerts, a sister, $100; to
Anna Troxel, a slater, $100; to Sherman
Hanly, a brother, $100; to Mary Ruth
Taylor, Eureka, 111., $100; ho Miss May L.
Nlchol, clerk of the state pardon board,
$100; to Florenqe Blanchard, a nurse oj
Fittsbnrg, Fa., $500; to Mrs. Lewis Han
ly McNeil, the former governor's secre
tary, $5,000; to Mrs. Ethel E. Garman, a
daughter, $2,000; to Eva” A. Hanly, the
widow, the remainder of the estate.
Duane E. Jacobs, Lafayette, wag named
executor of the will.
3 Destroyers Guard
British Cable Ship
MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 6.—Arriving off the
coast here today the British cable ship
Colonla was met by three American
destroyers and placed under guard until
the arrival of authorities from shore.
Consul Hubbard, acting under instruc
tions from British Ambassador Geddes
will take charge of the vessel and direct
the captain to move it outside American
territorial waters.
President Wilson has directed the army
and navy and department of Justice to
prevent the landing of cable here from
the Barbadoes.
Wabash Railroad Cos.
Files New Petition
In compliance with the request of the
public service commission to railroads
asking for equalization of Intrastate rates
with those granted by the Interstate com
merce commission, for supplemental and
more specific petitions, the Wabash Rail
road Company today filed with the public
service commission Its supplemental peti
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.,
Aug. 7, 1920; Partly cloudy weather to
night and Saturday; not much change in
B a. m 72
7 a. m 74
8 a. m 78
9 a. m SI/
10 a. m 84
11 a. m 80
12 (noon) 89
1 p. m. 89
2 9k 80
Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
IncL, Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, ls.s.
New Marchioness
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One of the famous “Gaiety Girls,” a
former star from the Gaiety theater, the
home of London musical comedy, be
comes the Marchioness of Queensberry
through the. death of the last Marquis of
Queensberry, whose death occurred
recently at Johannesburg. She was
formerly Irene Richards, the pretty
daughter of a London miller, who, in
1017, married Viscount Druialanrlg, now
the new marquis. Besides her good
looks the new marchioness had a good
stage volco which made her a star at
Democratic State Committee
Discusses Organization Work.
No annonneemen of any changes in
the democratic stt ie ticket were made
today following the meeting of the state
committee at the Denison hotel, where
Chairman Boese laid the question of pos
sible vacancies before the committee and
asked for advice.
Under the state primary law the chair
man of the committee is authorized to
fill such vacancies as may now occur
and It was understood that Mrs. Ade
laide Steele Baylor, who was nominated
for superintendent of public Instruction
would not make the race.
There was also some question as to
whether Charles E. Cox would accept
the nomination for Judge of the supremo
court, which nomination was made nec
essary by the death of Judge Lawson W.
Mr. Bosse is withholding any announce
ment of his selections for these possible
vacancies until some time next week in
accordance with an agreement made with
the committee.
All but one of the thirteen districts of
the state were represented at the meet
ing of the committee.
Th Fifth district was not represented
because of the district meeting being
held there today.
With the exception of Mrs. Alice Fos
ter McCulloch, state chairman of ths
women's party, every woman on the state
committee was present.
Thomas Taggart was present at the
meeting and made a short address on
organization work.
Mr. Taggart practically has recovered
from an illness that followed the San
Francisco convention and has begun an
Intensive line of work in stimulating the
organization in the state.
Plans for taking the poll of the voters
of the state were discussed at the meet
A thorough canvass of every precinct
in the state Is to be made, every house
In city and country to be visited and a
complete poll will be made.
Mr. Bosse announced that he would
leave Indianapolis this afternoon for
Dayton, where he is to attend a confer
ence tonight with Gov. James M. Cox,
In company with other members of the
notification committee.
Sir. Bosse is the Indiana member of
the committee.
At the Dayton meeting, Mr. Bosse will
learn definitely whether or not Gov. Cox
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Special Train Leaves for Day
ton 8:15 O’clock To
morrow Morning.
Dayton, 0., will be the mecca for a
pllgrimmage tomorrow of than
150 Hoosler democrats who will attend
the Cox notification ceremonies.
Accompanied by The Daily Times car
riers’ drum and bugle corps, the party
will leave the Union at 8:15 a. in.
for the Gem city.
Additional crowds will join the Indi
anapolis party at stations along the
route, the special train arriving in Day
ton about 11 o’clock.
More than 100 persons had obtained
reservations today at the Indiana Demo
cratic club, which is handling all ar
rangements for the trip.
Practically every nominee on the demo
cratic state ticket, members of the demo
cratic state committee and leaders of the
party in Indiana, will be on the spe
cial train and will occupy a prominent
part in the ceremonies.
The train is to be decorated with Cox
banners, an enormous siren whistle will
be- placed on the engine and no steam
will be spared in making a noise.
According to the plAns the Hoosler
delegation will attract no little atten
tion from the crowds that will be there
to attend the notification ceremonies.
A parade, headed by sixty boys, the
pick of The Times' carriers’ drum and
bugle corps, will form at the Dayton sta
tion and march to the business district
of the city.
Lunch will be had on the train, Pull
man dieprs being a part of the special,
in addition to enough steel cars to care
for the crowd.
On arrival in the business district the
parade will circle and march to the fair
grounds, where the program will be car
ried out.
Here Gov. Cox will review the parade.
Reservations may be obtained for the
trip at any time before the train leaves
the statlou.
Those who fail to make reservations
may board the train and buy tickets.
Luncheon and dinner will be included
in the fare for the trip.
The train will leave Dayton at 6 p. m.,
arriving in Indianapolis about 9 o'clock.
Large crowds are expected to board
the special at Cambridge City, Rich
mond and other points along toe route.
A large number of women democrats
will make tl>e pllgrimmage.
In many instances, reservations have
been made for families.
Those who have made reservations on
the special are:
Charles Msnkediek, Michael Shea, A
O. Baker, Charles Remoter, John Flana
gan, Lebanon; 11. D. Rogers. Wlnamac;
Frank R. Martin, Hammond; J. T. Prank
Ltiughner. \Rbitestown, John W. Laugh
ner, Whitestown; Cleveland laenhour,
Whltestown; John Hlghley, Falmouth:
W. J. Hinkle, Monon; Fred DashlLug,
Monon; John Buie, Monon; Thomas A.
81ms, city: J L. Philips, Bickneli. Ira
Holland, WlUiameoort; George McNutt,
Howard Roosa," Evansville; Dan TV*.
Situs, Lafay-tte; George R Griffin,
Spencer; Dick Miller, Adalbert Flynn,
Logansport; Thomas E. Oarvtn, Lafay
ette Perkins, Fred VanNuys, Daniel
Foley, Curtis B. Shuke, Vincennes, C R.
Fawkner, 1. N. Harlan. Smiley N. Cham
bers. Fred Hoke, A. B. Weyl, Franklin;
A. D. Sullivan, Frunklln. Mrs. R. M
Johnson, Franklin; W. VV. Elkens.
Franklin; A. E. Crceraft, Franklin; A.
S. Moser, Nashville; John F. Bond.
Nashville; Joseph M. Cravens, Madison;
Richard V Griffith, Lewis; T. M. Honan,
Seymour. Jerome J. Keene, Junes P.
Snodgrass. Danville; W. P. Strlckler,
(Continued on Png* Sixteen.)
Each for Own Canine, Devil
Take Hindmost.
Two doge had a fight last night on.
Maryland street, ending In a free-for-all
battle between persons interested.
William Kerr, 816 East Maryland
street, is said to have been stabbed In
the neck, but not seriously wounded.
Arthur Henry, 920 East Maryland
street, suffered a cut arm.
The. trouble occurred when a ddg
jumped from Kerr's automobile and .t
fight started between that dog and owe
being taken home by Henry's nephew,
Frank O'Neal.
O'Neal said he picked up a rock to
throw at the dog and Kerr and another
man Jumped from the automobile and
beat him.
It la said that both Mr. and Mrs.
Henry came to the aid of O’Neal.
The fight will be finally settled this
afternoon in city court.
Little Journeys to
The Mayor’s Office
Inquiry for Mayor Jewett was
made at his office at 10:35 o'clock
this morning^
The reporter was told the mayor
would be In later In the morning.
Harding Charges of
Bought Delegation
Meet Sharp Denial
DAYTON, 0.. Aug. 6.—Charges
from Harding headquarters that
democrats were trying to buy a large
delegation from Marion for the Cox
notification ceremonies tomorrow were
met with a sharp denial from the
offices of the democratic central com
mittee here today.
“The story of publicity coming out
of Marlon is even below the ethics
of a county campaign,” E. S. God
dlen, secretary of the committee,
“The delegation from Marion will
be Marion people in fact.
“I can understand why its size Is
creating a disturbance in the Hard
ing camp.
“Every one who ia coming is pay
ing his own way, according to a
careful cheek up that I have made.”
South Side Housewives Wish
Market Made Out of
City Barns.
When Mayor Chanles W. Jewett went
up and down the south side in 1917 mak
ing brilliant promises that no longer
would the “city mule graft” exist and no
longer would the south side be pestered
with the odors emanating from the city
street cleaning barns in Shelby street,
he raised high hopes in the breasts ol
the housewives.
If Mayer Jewett had been at the barns
yesterday afternoon and heard the ex
presslons of a number of members of
the South Side Women’s club, who gath
ered there to confer with the special
committee of the city council appointed
to consldor their demands for tho estab
lishment of a market he would know,
first hand, how deeply disappointed the
south side is. not only over the fagt that
the mules were not removed as prom
ised, but also that they are being hired
at a rate muck than that which
"Poor Old B1U” Ktssell got, and which
the mayor termed as "plalu graft.”
He would have discovered also that
women of the south side are not going
to tolerate much longer without open
outbreaks of temper the dawdling ut
city employes about the barns when
they might be making tho premises
a little less odious and odorous to the
And If the msyor could have spared
lust a part of the afternoon from his
duties as messenger boy for the Indi
anapolis News he might have heard ono
us the leading women in the delegation
ai the barns say. In tones such as only
a woman In deadly earnest can employ:
“Well! You’H either d~ something for
the south *We or you'd better not—you'd
better not dare to send anybody down
here to make speeches to us daring the
next campaign
The reflueat of the South Side Women's
club presented to the city council three
weeks ago, was that the city move the
mules clear out of the Shelby street
neighborhood and move enough of the
street cleaning equipment out of one sec
tion of the barns to make room for a
number of market stall*.
The women's club has been conduct
ing a market on a vacant lot at Arizona
and South Talbott streets since early in
July, but would like to have a trading
place in the permanent building to it
could be operated the year round.
Jacob P. Brown, chairman of the spe
cial committee of the market; Louis
Csrneflx, member, and Gustav G.
Schmidt, president of* The council, who
attended the conference, were disposed to
grunt the women's demands.
Thomas A. Riley and Mark Miller,
members of the board of public works,
who were invited to the conference de
spite the fact that President Schmidt
was not in rnpor of issuing such an ia
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Hoosiers’ Association Will
Send Investigator West.
Through concerted purchasing and
marketing power, the farmers of Indiana
expect to assert themselves economically,
according to discussions today at the
second day meeting of the officers and
directors of the Indiana Federation of
Farmers' associations, held at the organ
ization headquarters.
Community buying and modern market
ing plans, probably based on the findings
of a special representative who may be
sent to California to study methods of
the California Citrous Growers' assorts,
lion were discussed by the directors.
The association expects to select a
representative to attend the hearing be
fore the Interstate commerce commission
next Monday and make complaints re.
gardlng report'd, unfair grain shipment
This action follows the receipt of a
letter from J. R. Howard, president of
the American Farm Bureau of Federa
tion, notifying the association of the
Lake and rail grain shipment rates
are said to vary widely, and there Is
raid to be many idle freight steamers
available for grain shipments between
Buffalo and middle western points.
The establishment of a uniform ac
counting system for county units of the
association, creation of a state branch
of the bureau of markets, formation of
a legal division of the organization, ar
rangements for the national meeting In
and the state meeting In No
vember were brought before the direc
Legislation favorable to farmers of In
diana will occupy the attention of the
federation, and a special effort will be
made to develop this branch of the work.
Efforts to Talk to
Sinking Ship Fail
NEW YORK, Aug. 6.—A1l efforts to
communicate with the steamer Suportco,
anew vessel which early today sent out
"SOB” calls stating She was sinking rap
idly about 100 milea off Halifax, proved
unsuccessful up to lato today.
The Suportco was in command of Capt.
S. Pigeon and carried a crew of thirty
one men.
Patent Auto Lock
Basis of Damage Suit
A complaint to recover damages re
sulting from a controversy over patent
rights was today filed In the office of
the clerk of the district court by Wil
liam B. Damsel of Franklin county, Ohio,
against the Hugro Manufacturing Com
pany of Warsaw, Ind.
The Invention named la an automobile
Issuer Is Liable to Provisions,
but No Restrictions Bind
Man Who Sells.
Indiana citizens who have had an op
portunity to investigate are today de
claring the James P. Goodrich legisla
ture played squarely into the hands of
the fly-by-night stock jobbers when it
passed the much-touted “blue-sky law"
at the last special session of the legis
Lawyers are advising their clients that
the bill, as finally passed, is vicious, in
as much as it may be used by promoters
of fake schemes as an argument to vic
tims that they are protected by the In
diana law when in reality the law is
little, if any, protection.
The principal joker in the bill as
amended and passed is that it subjects
only tho “issuer’’ of securities to its reg
The company or Individual that sells
the securities is not bound by Its terms
and as the “Issuer” is not infrequently a
resident of another state the Indiana
authorities have no Jurisdiction over him
and can not hold him responsible.
It has been pointed out that an Illi
nois corporation wishing to float se
curities in Indiana may make a secret
contract with a salesman in Indiana to
“underwrite” an issue of securities at any
price desired.
The Indiana salesman then “buys'' the
securities at the price be desires and
sells them at any price he can obtain.
his stock and he has the right to
dispose of It In any way he w ishes. -
The “issuer,” about whom regulatlons
nre thrown by the Indiana act, does not
enter the state, does not make a deal in
the state, and consequently Is not liable.
The stock may be good or bad.
No Indiana authority hag any right to
enter into an Investigation of the orig
inal sale, because it did not take place In
The original blue sky bill, as submit
ted to tho legislature, required the filing
of copies of all contracts or agreements
between the Issuer and any underwriter
of such securities and all contracts .per
taining to the sale of the securities, to- <
gether with the minutes of the directors
and stockholder* pertaining therto.
This provision was stricken out by
the legislate**.
Asa final movement to protect the
shady floaters of securities in Indiana,
a provision of the law by which all sales
of securities not in accordance with the
law would be “voidable” was stricken
out of the amended bill as passed.
Following legislative session, Gov.
Goodrich Issued a statement in which he
praised the legislature for passing this
bid and declared that “gi* administered
by Ed. Jackson, secretary of state,” it
would be a great boon for the public in
the protection of Investors against fraud.
Commercial organizations having as
their purpose the protection of clients
are now advising their clients the law
is a farce.
Insure Against Loss by Rain
at Annual Picnic.
To make complete all arrangements
for the fifth annual picnic of the In
dianapolis Association of Credit %ien,
which is to be held at Turner park
tomorrow afternoon and evening, In
surance has been taken out in Lloyd’s,
through that company’s local repre
sentative, according to Lawrence G.
Holmes, general secretary of the as
The Insurance is against loss by
rain, and the amount is SSOO.
As to attendance--there seems to be
no question on that, for at last count
070 tickets bad been sold.
As to the mere mechanical equip
ment, the patk is being wired today
for the Japanese lanterns and for
the spotlights.
There will be games for the chil
dren. entertainment and sports for
the men, and entertainment for femi
nine guests.
Os course, there will be all sorts
of contests —and there will be thirty
two prizes, tanging from an electric
curling iron to shock absorbers.
Also there will be dancing, to the
music of a “Jazz" orchestra, begin
ning with a sunset dance ami includ
ing a number bf old-fashioned
Child Killed in Auto
Race at Newcastle
Special to Tho Time*.
NEWCASTLE, tnd„ Aug. 6.—An auto
mobile race on a public highway east of
this city terminated fatally today.
The participants In the race were Her
bert Drake of Newcastle and Cepha Van-
Gordon of Moorland.
Van Gordon had his two children with
him In the c.tr which turned turtle,
throwing all the occupants to the road
way and crushing the skull of hts 8-yenr
old daughter, while be and the other
child were slightly injured.
What’s Law to^Sport?
Tom Scanlon, 2059 Central avenue, is
facing a charge of speeding toda^.
When two policemen finally overtook
him they asked him why all the hurry.
“Why, I thought you were racing with
me" he replied.
Police Search for
Possible Suicide
A search Is being made today, by the
police for Amy Myers, 29, who disap
peared from the home of her sister. Mrs.
Bessie Carter, 018% Russel avenue, Tues
Mrs. Carter told the police she feared
Miss Meyers had committed suicide as
she had told a number of persons she
would kill herself because of 111 health.
The missing woman wore a black hat,
white waist, blue skirt And tan shoes.
She Is five feet in height and weighs
130 pounds.
What’s Left in Life?
“Gee, a feller can’t oven go swimwln’
In this burg."
Six boys, who were swimming at
White river and Oliver avenue, were ar
Lack of bathing suits waa given by
the police a* Use saasojL
{By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere. 12c.
Subscription Rates: ( By Mall s’oo 5 ’ 0o Per Month; $5.00 Per Year.
Police Believe Woman
Now Has Baby Coughlin
Say Man Was Paid to Kidnap Child for
Mother Hunger.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6.—August
Pescol, held in connection with the kid
naping of Baby Blakely Coughlin at
Norristown, Pa., was hired by a woman
to steal the baby, authorities declared
They S3id the woman wished the baby
to satisfy a mother’s love and paid the
reputed kidnaper.
The actual kidnaper, they claimed, took
advantage of the opportunity to black
mail the child's father, obtaining $12,000
on an unfilled promise to return the
child, while Blakely was really in the
custody of the woman.
Pescol has been questioned practically
constantly during the eighty hours since,
bis arrest at Egg Harbor, N- J.
Two shifts of questiouers were work
ing constantly to break down the pris
Bolshevik Drive Reported
Checked Along Bug River
Defense Line.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.—Secre
tary of State Colby, accompanied by
Undersecretary of State Daviu, went
to the whitehouse shortly before
noon today.
The secretary entered the white
house through the front gate instead
of using the customary walk between
the state department and the white
It is understood the secretary de
sired to confer with the president
concerning the Polish situation.
Europe today apparently stood on the
verge of war.
The British cabinet, according to a
dispatch from London, has decided on
a course of action against the bolshe
vlki which virtually amounts to waging
war upon Russia.
There was nothing to indicate that
Britain would actually send a military
expedition* but its warships at Constan
tinople and the Baltic were ready to im
pose an airtight blockade in the Baltic
and Black seas on twelve hours’ notice.
France and Britain were believed pre
pared to Join in sending munitions to
A Warsaw dispatch said the Poles had
checked the bolshevik offensive and were
bolding the Invaders along the general
line #f the river Bug. •
Evacuation of Warsaw continued, how
ever .
Laborite* and others opposed to Brit
ish intervention were organizing to bold
public demonstrations throughout Eng
land, to voice opposition to aiding Poland
lu any manner.
Both Austria and Germany, the nations
which started the great war Just six
year* ago. have declared neutrality.
Austria begged the allies to respect lta
Germany, which six years ago violated
the neutrality of Belgium, declared It
would fight If necessary to keep its
frontiers Inviolate If a real war devel
Active diplomatic exchanges are pro
ceeding between London and Pari* today
over the next allied move to check the
Russians and prevent a spread of war
fare in Europe, following receipt of the
S 'Vlet government's unsatisfactory reply
to the British note of Tuesday.
“The immediate effect of the Russian
note is to emphasize the importance of a
resumption of armistice negotiations by
the Poles," said the Daily News.
“It seems certain that the reds will
cease their advance the moment the
truce Is signed, but otherwise they will
be in Warsaw within a week's time.
“It is believed a Polish delegation has
already gone to Minsk to treat with the
The new declaration of Dr. Walter
von Simons. German foreign secretary
In the national assembly, that Germany
(Continued on Page Two.)
Auditor Asked to Pay Elec
trocution Fee by Warden.
County Auditor Leo K. Fesler re
ceived a weird bill in today’s mail
from Edward J. Fogarty, warden of
the Indiana state prison at Michigan
The bill read as follows: “To
execution of William Ray, No. 8034,
cheek payable to Edward J. Fogarty
Under Indiana law the warden of
the prison Is entitled to a fee of SSO
from the county for the execution of
a prisoner.
Ray was killed in the electric chair
yesterday morning as the result of
an order fixed by Judge James Col
lins, criminal court, after a Jury
found Ray guilty of the murder of
Martha Huff, a 14-year-old white girl
of this city.
Mr. Feslcr says this is the first
bill of such a character he has re
ceived since he has been auditor.
A special appropriation will be re
quired to meet the legal claim, Mr.
Fesler states.
Ultra-Conservative Mien’s Fashions to
Offset Fig Leaf Tendencies of Other Sex
CHICAGO, Aug. 6.—With the
women fast approaching the limit
In extreme clothing styles, the men
are preparing to act as an anchor
on propriety and adopt the ultra
conservative In fashions.
Leading clothing manufacturer*,
here today predicted that new styles
In men’s fall and winter clothing
can best be described in one word —
Patch pockets and long rail lapels
will be discarded, they tald, being
succeeded by plain pockets and
straight lapels of medium length.
Trousers will be along straight
lines and cuffs will be retained.
It was predicted that double
breasted coats, moderately foi-m
fitting, would be popular.
, The predominating colors, 0000x4.
oner" and obtain a complete confession.
The accused man was reported to
have had no sleep since his arrest.
The prisoner has made some important
admissions, but steadfastly has denied
knowledge of the whereabouts of the
child, officials announced.
They are convinced, however, that the
child Is alive and held by a woman
Authorities found that Pescol had a
long criminal record here and in New
Jersey cities.
■While the Jail in which he is con
fined in is kept secret for fear of mob
violence by friends of the Coughlin
family, it was reported the prisoner had
been transferred to the state police bar
racks at Lancaster, Pa.,.from a jajl In
a southern New Jersey town.

Night of Terror Results in
Thousands of Dollars
DENVER, Aug. 6.—Denver was com
paratively quiet today, following a reign
of terror last- night in which striking
street car employes and sympathizers
roamed the downtown streets, clashing
with police and strike breakers, and
wrecking property.
Two men were killed and thirty-three
seriously injured.
Property was damaged to the extent
of thousands of dollars.
The first violence started when a strike
breaker is said to have fired into a
crowd seeking to derail a car.
He was set on immediately by a crowd
of strike sympathizers who beat him and
the crew of the car.
Policemen called to the scene also were
handled roughly.
Chief Hamilton Strong -was hit on the
head with a brick and seriously injured.
The rioting spread and soon there were
half a dozen battles in various parts of
the city.
Several street cars were demolished.
The mob then turned their attention to
the offices of the Denver Post.
After being driven away several times,
the rioters finally returned in force, shat
tered the windows, forced their way*~lnte
the building and began the work ol
wrecking It.
They broke the linotype machines,
turned water on the presses and rolled
print raper into the street.
The Pot had been urging settlement of
the strike, which began Sunday morning,
without accession to the strikers’ de
The publishers of the Post expected to
issue a paper this afternoon.
After the attack on the Post plant, the
strike sympathizers surged to the car
barns, in south Denver, which were
guarded by 200 armed strikebreakers. In
addition to a cordon of police.
After throwing a few stones the riot
ers withdrew.
By this time fighting in other parts of
the city had subsided and police officials
expressed the belief that order would be
restored within a short period.
Mayor Barley, following a conference
last night with Gov. Shoup. issued a
call for 2,000 civil volunteers to assist
the poMce.
The dead have been Identified as A. G.
Brown and John Blake, a former sol
The Injured Include ten policemen and
nineteen strikebreakers.
The most serious outbreak occurred
after midnight at the south side barns,
where the two killings occurred.
A mob of l,f>oo marched on the barns,
where there were 150 strikebreakers,
heavily armed.
Most of the strikebreakers were atop
aAnored cars.
When some of the crowd opened a
fusillade of rocks, the strikebreakers
opened fire.
At the first vojley four of the crowd
A second volley was fired and the
crowd hastily left, leaving on the ground
two dead and a dozen injured.
Tramway officials declared today an
attempt would be made to resume pas
senger service during the day.
Additional strikebreakers are expected
to reinforce those already here.
Men who had been brought In from
ether cities under the leadership of
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Nitroglycerin and Ammunition
in Suspect’s Room.
What federal officers term a “young
arsenal” was discovered in the room of
John L. Cline, alleged postofflee robber.
In tho 300 block in North East street,
today when the officers arrested him.
Postofflee Inspectors Reuter had Lyons,
assisted by City Detectives Hynes and
Rugensteln, searched Cline’s room, dis
covering a bottle of nitroglycerin, a rifle,
numerous revolvers and several hundred
Cline was arrested in connection with a
postoffice robbery at WjUlowhill, 111.
He Is said to have come to Indianapolis
about three weeks ago, trailed by the
Four other men said to be connected
with the robbery are in Jail in Newton,
cordlpg to the manufacturers, will
be a light brown and a mixture of
bluish gray.
Unfinished worsted and Scotch
plaids will be the most generally
used materials.
And—this is what will really In
terest the men—the manufacturers
do not antlclpafe any general ad
vance in prices. t
They wouldn’t say prices would
be lower, merely that "there will be
no material fchange," but this was
expected to /bring Joy to the aver
age male o*ing to the number of
price boost# he had sustained In the
"Manufacturers and retailers are
co-opening In delivering clothing
to the fiitblic on a very small mar
gin cm profit," said one majui-
NO. To.
Partial Order Restored at
West Frankfort by Arrival
of State Troops.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 6.—A re
quest for 500 additional militiamen
to handle the West Frankfort mob
disorders was received here today by
the adjutant general’s office from
Maj. Satterfield at Frankfort.
While no additional information
concerning the disorders has reached
here owing to ail wires into Frank,
fort being severed, it was feared at
the adjutant general's office that tho
situation in the little Illinois town
has gotten beyond the control of the
militiamen already on the ground.
MT. VERNON, 111., Aug. 6.—Eight per
sons were killed and the little Italian
settlement of New Mexico, adjacent to
West Frankfort, 111., was wiped out by
flames, In the reign of terror which held
the West Frankfort section in its grip
last night, according to information
reaching here today.
Rioting enraged citizens and
Italian .residents began late last night
mfi continued sporadically throughout
the night
It came as the outgrowth of public
indignation over the murder of two
boys, Tony Hempet, 18, and Anrtel Ca!-
< aterera, 19, whose bodies were disQßr
ered here yesterday.
They had been brutally killed lit
their bodies mutilated.
\Wst Frankfort was at the mercy of
a mob of several thousand persona
throughout the night.
Italians were beaten wherever they
could be found, and the torch was ap
plied freely to their homes.
The reign of lawlessness began with
the arrest of a Sicilian, Settlno DeSesnis.
charged with the murder of the two
When word was spread around tha
the murderer had been captured a mob
gathered In front of the Jail.
Several deputies, however, had antld
ptjed such action and they spirited their
prisoner away.
The mob, not finding the Italian, dis
persed, but in an ugly mood.
Fanned by the flame of general indig
nation, it formed again many time*
stronger than originally, and then be
gan a reign of disorder and riot that
rapidly outgrew local authorities.
The boys are believed to have beer
murdered because they had the identity
of bank robbers who took nwre thar
$300,000 in a series of thefts in this re
SPRINGFIELD, 111., 'lug. 6.—Partis
order has been restored in the riot ton
district around West Frankfort aftes
a night of terror, in which at least ha]
a dozen persons were killed and th<
torch applied to many dwelling* of for
eign born residents, according to offlcia'
information reaching Gov. Lowden's of
fice shortly before noon today.
One hundred and fifty soldiers of th-
Ninth Illinois infantry, rushed there o:
special trains from other parts of south
em Illinois, reached the district at :
a. m.
When the soldiers tumbled off the trai
they found the mob of several thousan
persons,_ enraged at the brutal murde
of two boys, still In charge of the situs
tlon and completely out of control e
local authorities.
The arrival of the soldiers, aecordln
to word reaching here, had a quiefln
effect on the mob, the members of whlc
had rioted all night, wrecking thei
vengence on foreigners because a foreig
ner was accused of murdering the tw
Only meager advice* have been re
ceived from the district, which is almos
cut off from outside communication bf
cause of a strike of telephone workei
$200,000 Ordinance to Be Intro
duced at Council Tonight.
Corporation Counsel Samuel Ashby
following a conference with members o
the city council today announced a
ordinance granting the board of publi
health and charities power to negotiat
a temporary loan of $200,000 would b-
Introduced In a special session of th
council at 7:30 o’clock tonight.
The city will seek Immediate actio
on the measure, since the health boar
must get money before Aug. 15 wlti
which to meet a payroll of $7,000.
The health board has only $2,000 1:
its treasury, Dr. Herman G. Morgan, sec
retary, stated.
The decision to borrow $200,000 wa
reached last night at a conference o
city officials.
The loan will be used to pay $54,00-.
worth of bills which the board has out
standing and <o run the department
the City hospital and the city dispensary
until Jan. 1.
Taxes received in the fall Installment
will be used to retire a temporary loan
of $125,000 falling due Dec. 1.
The loan to be negotiated at this time
will be retired out of the taxes of next
The board's budget for 1921 will cal'
for the expenditure- of approximately
$420,000, which -will practically enable-It
to 1 get on its feet financially for the first
time since its finances were divorced
from those of the general city, officials
Dear Denny—When Ralph Lemcka
sends for you to tell you what he
wants done, don’t you think you had
better select a more secluded place
to meet him than the front of the
Lemcke building in the middle of
the morning? \
Lemcke has a habit of talking lu
a loud voice, doubtless acquired
from addressing republican work
ers’ meetings, and your own democ
racy is likely to be subjected to fur
ther doubt If he continues openly to
tell you what be wants done.

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