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Local thunder showers probable
tonight and Sunday.
vol. xxxm.
Believe Moscow and Berlin
Would Break Versailles
Slowing up of the bolshevik drive
against Warsaw relieved the tension
Is Europe today and gave France and
Britain a “breathing spell” before
finally deciding what, if any, action
to take to help the Poles.
Dispatches from European capitals
indicated the bolsheviki had not
made any recent big gains toward
Warsaw, although they were push
ing on toward Lemberg.
The British cabinet's plans for aid
ing the Poles —reported to approxi
mate the waging of war on Russia
—were being held back until after
tomorrow’s conference between Pre
miers Lloyd George -and Millerand
at Hythe, England.
Marshal Foch, who favors military
action against the reds, will attend
the conference.
LONDON, Aug. 7.—Whether the
great powers will engage in actual war
to turn back the Russian tide In Poland
depends on the result of the Lloyd
George-Millerand conference to be held
at Hythe, near Folkestone, tomorrow.
Although the British cabinet favors
action which approximates war the pop
ular disapproval which greeted announce
■ment of this attitude has caused Premier
Lloyd George to delay putting the pro
gram before parliament until he has had
a chance to go over the whole situation
with the French prime minister.
Meanwhile high British army and
navy officers were preparing plans for
vigorous action against Russia.
News from the front today indicated
the Poles still held the bolsheviki in
eheek, but Warsaw remained in grave
peril of capture.
Military experts believed the reds
will resume their attacks with renewed
fury after they have brought up sup
The attitude of France at the Hythe
conference, it was learned today, will be
that France and Britain should aid
Poland by sending war material and
officers to the front, and prslbf F by >n
gaging In limited naval operations.
Italy can not be counted on at all, ac
cording to the official view.
It was also learned that Italy will not
consent to recognize a renewed blockade
of Russia and will try to continue trad
ing with Russia In spite of allied war
ships around Russian ports.
The “verge of war” situation today Is
different from that of 1814 in that the
attitude Os the people themselves is the
biggest factor in every decision.
The attitude of the British people evi
dently has already deterred the govern
ment from asking parliament to ap
prove Its plans for war on Russia.
Arthur Henderson and other laborites
are conducting an aggressive propaganda
against war.
Thej have covered the country with
copies of a manifesto warning that labor
wiil not support a war In behalf of
AdTices from Paris said It was exceed
ingly doubtful whether the French peo
ple would permit any considerable num
ber of troops to be dispatched to Poland.
Despite denials, officials professed to be
convinced that Moscow and Berlin have
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Say Bond Authority Is Still
With State Tax Board.
City officials were inclined today to
disagree with attorneys who yesterday
announced they had discovered what
they thought to be a “Joker” in tb“
amendment to the state tax law passed
by the special session of the state legis
The attorneys held that section 4 of the
amending act took from the state tax
board the power' to pass on bond Issues
and did not give the power to issue bonds
without state supervision to county, city
and township units until Jan. 1.
Dixon 'H. Bynum, assistant city at
torney, said it' is his opinion that the
section permits the tax board to con
tinue to exercise its authority until Jan.
1, 1921, since it mentions this date.
The part of the section over which
doubt has been raised reads as follows:
“See. 4. That section 201 of the above
entitled act be amended to read as fol
lows: Section 201. After Jon. 1. 1921,
any municipal corporation, through lt3
proper legal officers, may issue such
bonds or other evidence of Indebtedness
as It may deem necessary."
The discoverers of the supposed “joker"
contend that since the language of the
section Is “That Section 201 of the above
entitled act be amended to read as fol
lows,’ that the next section Is substi
tuted in its entirety for the old and that
the new section took effect immediately
when the governor signed the bill last
The attorneys held that since the sub
stituted section does not give the tax
board the power to pass on bond is
sues, and since it entirely supersedes
the old section, that the tax board has
lost its authority to pass on bond issues.
Mr. Bynum, however, held that since
the section specifically states, “After
Jan. 1, 1921, *ny pmniclpal corporation,"
etc.,* that the tax board remains in the
saddle until that time.
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.,
Aug. 8, 1920: Local thunder showers,
probable, tonight and Sunday ; not much
change in temperature.
G a. m 70
7 a. m 70
8 a. m 75
a. m 77
10 a. m 80
11 a. 80
12 (n00n)..... 81
1 p. 77
2 p. 69
Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914. at
Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postotfice, Indianapolis. Ind.. under act March 3, IS; 3.
West Frankfort Held
at Point of Bayonet
Three Hundred Soldiers on Guard With
Orders , ‘Shoot to Kill
WEST FRANKFORT, ILL., Aug. 7.—Despite the presence of 1,000
6tate troops and machine guns here, another Italian was slain today in
a resumption of the fighting between foreign and American residents.
The slain man was identified as Demetri Tarnato. He was killed with
an ax.
WEST FRANKFORT, 111., Aug. 7. —Bayonetted rifles, loaded and ready
for action in the hands of Illinois militiamen, held mob rule in check
here today.
Three hundred soldiers patroled the streets in squads, with orders to
shoot to kill.
Five hundred others are en route to this riot-torn town to reinforce them.
There were sporadic outbreaks of riot
ing and shooting during the night.
Bricks and stones were hurled from al
leys ou the patrolling soldiers and these
were answered with bullets, but so far as
could be learned no one was killed.
“I have ordered my men not to shoot
unless necessary, but if occasion arises,
to shoot to kill," said Brig. Geu. Frank
B. Wells, commanding the soldiery.
“The city is still under civil law.”
There are five companies of Illinois
guardsmen on duty.
Hundreds of foreigners came into the
armory during the night for protection
from the groups of youths and men who
circulated in the streets.
Several minor fives broke out during
the early morning hours, and these were
extinguished without serious property
loss by soldiers and citizens who are
anxious to prevent a recurrence of the
terror which ran unchecked for nearly
forty-eight hours before the soldiers ar
Soldiers worked diligently during the
night running down reports and rumors
that mobs were gathering in different
parts of the city.
These for the most part proved ground
Telephone and telegraph connections
with the outside world was established
about midnight.
The wires had been torn down when
the mob rule first got under way so
that the city would be shut off from
all aid from the outside.
One of the most serious clashes of
the night occurred when Capt. D. Sum
mers. a veteran of the Twenty-sixth
division. A. E. F„ reached jiere with a
detachment of six men from Mt. Vernon.
When the officer and bis men attempt
ed to leave the train they were met by
a crowd of men and boys.
“Get the scabs and toy sol
diers,” taunted the crowd.
With automatic drawn, Capt. Summers
forced his way through, followed by bis
There were hundreds of women and
children In the mob and be hesitated to
A brick came hurtling from the crowd.
Denver Car Strike Ended;
City Still Under Martial Law
DENVER, Aug. 7.—The Denver street
car strike was called off by a vote of
members of the tramway union here to
day and the striking carmen will report
immediately to their respective divisional
; headquarters for work,
j Resumption of passenger carrying serv
ice was expected late this afternoon.
Employes voted 897 to 35 to return to
YVlth regular army soldiers patrolling
: the congested districts and the city un
der military rule, quiet prevailed through
out the day following two nights of
bloodshed and riotous disorders.
; The total of dead was raised to five
by last night’s fighting and the wounded
to more than fifty.
Renewal of the rioting, which already
had resulted In property damage amount
ing to thousands of dollars, began about
9 o’clock last night.
The crowds, which had been compara
tively good natured during the day,
Victim in Serious Condition at
Deaconess Hospital.
Hyman 'Williams, 35, 838 Maple street,
was taken to the Deaconess hospital to
day in a serious condition as a result of
a blow on the bead with a hammer.
Mitchell Prather, 35, 3912 Cornelius
avenue, is under arrest on a charge of
assault and battery with intent to kill.
Williams and Prather were employed
at the Indianapolis Tinware Company,
112 South Pennsylvania street.
The men are said to have quarreled
over the disposition of some lumber to
be used In the construction of crates.
Prather contends that in the argument
Williams grasped a hatchet and that he
hit him to protect himself.
The police say witnesses told them
Williams’ back was turned when Prather
hit him.
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Enclosed find a two-cent stamp for postage on The Garden Insect
and Disease Book.
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Jufeua Jl ailg aitnee
knocking one of the soldiers down.
He was Private Faul Branson of Chi
Summers fired in the direction whence
the brick came.
No one was hit, but the shot had a
salutary effect ou the mob and it slowly
retreated under the guns.
Branson suffered a nastly scalp wound.
Meanwhile ganteno de Santis, the Si
r-ban charged with slaying Tony Hemp
hill and Amici Calcatereru, two young
coys, has been spirited away to Spring
field for safe keeping.
It was DeSantis’ arrest and the mob’s
desire to lynch him which started the
“Dark skinned" Sicilians from the
south of Italy are the particular objects
of the mob’s wrath, being accused of
Black Hand extortions and robberies.
The more militant spirits among the
rioters assert “foreigners must go.”
The foreign district here, housing sev
eral thousands normally, is a wreck to
Flames have eaten up many of the
City authorities are fearful that when
the foreigners attempt to return to work
In the mines there will be further serious
noutb reaks.
COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. 7.—Frank Bl
anca, 46, and his son Paul, 16, giving
their borne as Beilaire, <>., were held
by police today for authorities of West
Frankfort, 111., where rioting has been
in progress.
A wire from West Frankfort to local
police said the Biancas were wanted for
an alleged murder there Agg. 3.
A message sent by the elder Blanc*
to an alleged accomplice now under ar
rest at Benton. 111., gave local police
■their clew as to his zvheron Ronts soul bo
was nrreUted Friday night.
Bianca said he had driven here from
the Illinois city in an automoblio.
When the elder Bianca was arrested
he was currying a suit case containing
ten sticks of dynamite and a loaded re
volver, police say.
gathered about the car hams on tho
east side.
A few began to throw stones.
There was a fusillade of shots from tbe
guards in the darkened barna.
MOD OK 1.600
A mob of more than 1,000, including
many women, quickly formed and at
tacked the barns.
Many shots were exchanged and when
the mol finally withdrew Charles Han
sen, Charles Collins and David Flan
nigan were found dead, and ten men and
two women were seriously wounded.
One of the women was a Miss McLain,
a bystander. The other was not identi
The principal streets were closed to
traffic last night to permit free past
age of police cars and ambulances.
All theaters were ordered closed at 7
o’clock and citizens asked to remain In
their homes.
The thousand civilian volunteers called
for by Mayor Bailey had ail responded
and were patrolling the streets ill pla
toons of twenty men each.
About half of them were veterans of
the world war and most of these wore
their khaki uniforms, with service and
wound stripes.
Reinforcing them were several motor
trucks, protected by armor plate and
armed with machine guns.
The crews of tbe latter all had seen
active service In France.
Ftven labor officials have been cited to
appear today for sentence for contempt
of court.
The Denver Post, the plant of which
was badly damaged by a mob Thursday
night because it had opposed the strike,
has resumed publication.
In addition to 1,000 citizen volunteers
and the polioe, the city was being pa
trolled by 150 federal troops from Ft.
Logan under Gen. Ballou, commandant.
Five hundred more troops ware en
route from Camp Funston, Kansas.
After two nights of rioting In which
five men were killed and more than fifty
persons Injured, Including two women
bystanders, tbe city was again quiet to
Unexpected Appearance of
Candidates Afoot Creates
Great Enthusiasm.
Order of Day
DAYTON. 0., Aug. 7.
The notification program today Is:
12 Noon—-Buffet luncheon by Gov.
and Mrs. Cox to members of demo
cratic national and notification com
mittees and the visiting newspaper
1 P. M.—Parade of delegations start
In business section.
1:45 P. M.—Review of parade by
Gov. •>nd Mrs. Cox and Senator Jo
seph T. Robinson, at county fair
2 P. M.—lnvocation by the Rev.
William A. Hale, minister of Re
formed church.
2:05 P. M.—Address of notification
by Senator Robinson.
2:30 P. M. Speech of acceptance by
Gov. Cox.
3:30 P. M.—Benediction by Father
Martin p. Neville of the Itoinau Cath
olic church.
—Headed by their national standard
bearers. Gov. James M. Cox and Frank
lin I>. Roosevelt, who insisted on march
ing, approximately 20,000 cheering demo
crats paraded through the streets of Day
ton this afternoon to the county fair
grounds, the scene of the notification cere
Cox and Roosevelt appeared unexpect
edly at the head of the parade Just before
It started.
They were greeted with a great out
burst of chif’rs.
It was the governor's idea that they
should march with, the democrats.
“I wanted to see if Mr. Roseveit can
stand the gaff," he explained.
About 200 prominent democrats at
tended the buffet luncheon given at noon
by Governor aud Mrs. Cox at their home,
"Trails End."
The governor and his wife were at the
door to greet every one.
Tables were set on the veranda of the
home, which overlooks the beautiful
Miami valley.
Secretary Tumulty, B reckon ridge Long
of Missouri and George Breunan of Illi
nois were among those present.
The eyes of the nation, and particu
larly those eyes that scan the democratic
biirtzon, are turned toward Dayton today.
The ears of the nation are inclined
toward Dayton, where, at 2 o’clock this
afternoon, Gov. James M. Cox was
formally told that he has !>een made
the democratic nomine* for president
anj will voice, in-a formal speech of
aceptance, his interpretation of democ
racy’s platform and the issue* of the
1020 campaign.
Local and national committees had
completed every detail of preparation
lor the notification ceremonies, and Day
ton and Ohio at large were ready to hear
’’Jimmy" (’ox told of the honor his
{•arty hay conferred upon him
The air of mystery and speculation
that has surrounded the “insert" that
Gov. Cox had announced would be given
out ns a part of his formal address, was
dispelled at 8 o’clock this morning when
the governor auuouuced there would lie
no "Insert.”
It had been expected that this addi
tion to the governor’s speech would deal
with some important domestic problem
and there had been much conjecture as
to Us contents.
No reasun for his decision not to make
public the "Insert" was assigned by the
At 1 o'clock this afternoon ('apt. J.
E. Glmperling, commander, aud Faul P.
O’Brien, chief of staff, had the eleven
(Continued on Page, Two.)
Special Election for Vacancies
Brings Friends to Fore.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 7.—Suffra
gists are elHted at the result of the spe
cial election to fill vacancies in the legis
lature preparatory to the extra session.
Thirteen men were to be named to till
these vacancies.
Not all results have come in, yet it Is
certain that nine of ihose definitely de
termined frleuds of suffrage have been
Elections were held in three senatorial
districts, two floterlal districts and seven
There is one contest yet to be heard
Suffrage leaders declare they have
pledges from nine of the twelve so far
reported, and that two of the others de
clare they favor ratification.
’Twas Only a “Scuffle **
Haven't a Thing on Attorney Huggins and
Auditor Fesler.
Mutual resentment of remarks made
! by County Auditor Fesler and Emmett
S. Huggins, attorney, 509-12 Law bulld
j irig, resulted in the auditor and the
! attorney mixing up before noon today
• in what was termed by spectators as a
The argument started, according to
Commissioner i>wis George, after Elmei
Stout of the Fletcher American National
bunk, and Maurice J. Moors of the J.n-
Kayette Motors Company appeared with
Attorney Huggtus to discuss with the
county commissioners concerning an al
leged statement of Mr. Fesler in the
morning paper concerning an estimate
of improvements on the Arthur C. Good
road leading to the LaFayette Motors
Company plant.
The morning-papers stated Mr. Fesler
was of the opinion theestimates on the
Good road were high.
According to Commissioner George,
Huggins was sitting on the end of a
bench used by the commissioners while
Auditor Fesler was stating that he had
not published a notUe presented by Mr.
Huggins, attorney for the petitions
seeking the Good r|id Improvement, be
i cause he thought the estimates were
high. JL J T
Times Drum Corps Leads Hoosiers
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Above—Some of the boys yelling “good-bye" as the train pulled
out. Below—Members of The Times drum and bugle corps decorating
the locomotive of the special train bound for the Cox notification.
Sixty carrier* of The Daily Times
had the time of their live* today.
They are members of The Times drum
and bugle corps, who headed the Indl
ana delegation in the parade at the Cox
notification at Dayton.
The boys appeared early, dressed In
Sewers Back Up and Boats Are
Used on Streets After
One tnsn was injured and cons'.dcMtble
property damage was done by overflow
ing sewers as a result of a thunder
storm early this afternoon.
William West. 19, 1531 North West
street, a conductor on a Brook side street
jar, was struck by lightning and in
He was shifting a trolley pole at Oi
ne.v and Brookside avenues when light
ning struck the pole, traveling down
ward Into his body.
Hl* condition is said not to be serious,
although he was painfully burned.
An unusually large number of flooded
streets were reported, indicating the
rainfall In most sections of the city was
much heavier than in the downtowndis
trict, where the weather bureau re
corded .40 of an Inch, not. an unusual
amount for n thunder shower.
Sewers backed up under tho ei vated
tracks at Massachusetts avenue and
Tenth street, putting the Fast Tenth,
Brookside and Columbia car lines en
tirely out of comuulssion.
Reports front the neighborhood of
Fletcher avenue and Fine street Indi
cated boats were being used in the
High water also was reported on South
Illinois street, north of the I’nlon sta
tion; at Washington and Noble streets,
on Windsor avenue, north of Tenth
street, and on Park avenue, between
Nineteenth and Twentieth streets.
Pogue’s run was reported to be level
with the top of its banks In the north
eastern part of the city.
Traffic on East Market street and on
(Continued on Cage Two.)
Then Mr. Huggins is said to have
stated Fesler should be forced to ad
vertise for bids as he was not the board
of county commissioners and that Fes
ler was acting too officious regarding
matters over which he was not con
It was then that Mr. Fesler is said to
have stated he "was not going to be told
how to run his office by a crook.”
Mr. George states that when such an
alleged remark ti-as made by Fesler,
Huggins jumped over the bench and that
Fesler and Huggins rolled to the floor,
with Huggins on top.
Finally Huggins and Fesler were eep.
arated and were advised to “cool off,"
Mr. George stated.
Mr. George said he saw' no blows ex
changed and contends that it whs only
! a "scuffle.”
Tho son of Mr. Fesler came into the
commissioners’ court as the scuffle ended
and prevented a renewal of hostilities, it
Is said.
Mr. Huggins made no statement fol
lowing the episode,
Mr. Fesler stated that on previous
occasions Mr. Huggins had requested
him uot to moke public certain road
petitions which he presented.
_ IBy Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, lie.
Subscription Rates. { By Ma „ 50c Per Mc , nth; $5.00 Per Year.
tlielr khaki uniforms with red caps,
and marched to Union station, where
they boarded the special train for Dny
Just before they boarded the train
they assisted In the decoration of the
locomotive with flags.
State Board of Accounts Over
rides Grand Jury.
A difference of opinion between the
Marion county grand jury and the state
board of accounts was revealed today
when the state board of accounts made a
report to the county auditor that the
Marion County Asylum for Incurable
Insane at Julietta L the “best managed
institution In Marlon county." m
The grand jury recommended, some
Ptne ago, that Dr. I.oreu C. Hyde, su
perintendent of the institution, be re
moved because of the poor manner In
whirb the lustltutlou was tying con
Tho question which now Is being asked
is. If the grand Jury thinks the head of
the best managed institution In the
county should be removed for Inrotn
peteuey, what must it think of the other
institutions and why Is not something
recommended about them?
The institution nas cost the taxpayers
of Marlon county a total of $139,866.78
from Jan. 1, 1918, to July 31, 1920, ac
cording to the report.
The expenditures are:
For 1918 ...$54,075.25
For 1919 58,206.86
For 1920 up to July 81, 1920... 27,584.67
Among the various items of the cost of
operating Julietta under Dr. Hyde, who
resigned as superintendent this week be
cause of poor health, are: Administra
tion, $20,750.74; maintenance, $83,285.68;
general repairs, $7,156.37; specific repairs,
$13,453.00; insurance, $815; electric wlr
lng, $1,920.30, and the disability of Mrs!.
Dark, $483.69, making the total cost of
running Julietta at $139,866.78.
The total Inventory fixes the value of
the institution at $122,770 and the report
states that the total paid the county with
in the period under investigation from
tho sale of live stock, junk and the like,
amounted to $4,228.82.
The report was signed by Field Ex
(Contlnucd on rage Two.)
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Democratic Nominee Clearly Defines Stand in
Acceptance Speech.
, Gov. Cox’s speech acceptinq the democratic nomination for president
will be found in full on Pages 3 and 4.
DA"\ TON, 0., Aug. 7. —Gov. James M. Cox today formally accepted the
democratic nomination for the presidency and sharply acknowledged tits
peace treaty as the leading issue of the forthcoming political war.
In a speech bristling with attacks, direct and sarcastic, he denounced
Senator Harding s proposals for effecting peace as “disheartening,” "un
worthy,” “bungling diplomacy" and “unadulterated dishonesty."
Ihe Harding promise for a formal and effective peace so quickly as
a republican congress can pass its declaration for a republican executive
to sign, (ox declared means but one thing—a separate peace with Ger
Such a course the democratic nominee viewed with abhorrence, see
ing in it a withdrawal of good faith pledged to the allies “for the enforcs
ment of terms upon offending powers.”
2" the iSSUe ° f league or no leaue Cox took an unequivocal position.
Hoosiers Take
Center of Stage
at Notification
Indiana Delegation, Headed by
Times Drum Corps, Parade
Times Staff Correspondent.
DAYTON. 0., Aug. 7.—Loaded with
hundreds of whooping Hoosiers the In
diana democratic special steamed into the
Union station here at noon today.
The ladianians at once jumped into
the limelight with The Daily Times drum
and bugle corps, which was the center
of crowds.
A parade formed at the station imme
diately and proceeded to the fair grounds,
where the notification took place and
where the Hoosiers were reviewed by
"Jimmy" Cox, as he is known in this
man’ll town.
Only one disappointment was recorded,
and that was ou the part of the boys of
the drum corps who for some inexplicable
reason thought they would cross the
Ohio river on the way.
A more congenial an<r more enthusias
tic trainload of Hoosiers never left In
diana on any kind of mission than the
bunch that came to see Jtmniv Cox no
Members of the state committee, can
didates on the state ticket, in fact, dem
ocrats from every niche and corner of
the suite were on the train.
I uily 200 Indiana democrats came to
Dayton by other routes, Joining the In
dianapolis delegation here, where they
formed In parade with the Ft. Wayne
.and Indianapolis delegation, making up
the ninth division.
Senator Joseph Cravens, famous for
his denunciation of the Goodrich roai
interests; Leonard B. Clore, the “corn
king"; Dr. Carleton McCulloch, guber
natorial candidate aud many women
helped keep up interest on the trip to
The Times drum corps received a great
ovation when it bo*rrded the train, and
they kept th* travelers entertained with
their peppy calls all along the road.
No small amount of interest was
shown along the route by citliens of the j
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This Is One on Gerald
Gerald Weaver, 2001 Nowland avenue,
thought bis bicycle was safe from theft
when he secured It with an unusually
large lock, until someone stole the lock
and left the bicycle.
1 Dead, Many Injured
in Oregon Hotel Fire
PORTLAND, Ore.. Aug. 7. —One person
was killed, three seriously injured ana
many others were slightly hurt and
burned in a fire which badly damaged
the Elton Court hotel here today.
Some Garden He Had
Beautiful flowers, and even tomato
vines with their red ripe and dark green
f _ tomatoes formed a
r _-.hfifftp g cam o u tlace far
gallons of “white
kas " est i’ ear i
1 - ***** * 1 Federal agents
arrested Lukas
when they discovered his “white mule”
NO. 76.
, “Senator Harding,” he said, “aa the
republican candidate for the presidency,
proposes in plain words that we remain
out of it. As the democratic ’candidate
I favor going in."
But, while declaring “the first duty of
the new administration clearly will be
the ratification of the treaty," Cox cau
tioned. “the matter should be approached
without thought of the bitterness of the
And, admitting that the claim that in
terpretations are unnecessary might be
true. ( ox. nevertheless, took the position
that a basis for agreement must b*
reached and that interpretations would
be “reassuring to many of our citizens
who feel that in signing the treaty there
should be n n mental reservations not
expressed in plain words.”
He showed plainly that his position
would be with those desiring to get tb
treaty ratified so long as the agreement
for such ratification did not injure the
GREATEST stress upon
Tile greatest thought in the governor’*
speech obviously wns devoted to hi*
treatment of the league issue.
There was no mention In the address
of the prohibition question.
The only statement that might be
construed as a reference to the subject
being his declaration that “the public
official who fails to enforce the law Is
an enemy both to the constitution and to
the American principle of majority rule."
1 "It would seem quite unnecessary," b
added, “for any candidate for the presi
dency to say that he does not intend to
violate his oath of office.”
In problems of readjustment the can
didate declared "one of the first things
to be done Is the repeal of war taxes.’*
He criticised the last republican con
gress for "not passing a single law to
lift a load of war taxation that can not
be tolerated In time of peace."
He promised, if elected, a reduction
totaling more than $2.000,000,00Q annually
In federal taxes.
“Annoying consumption taxes now un
justified should be repealed," he said.
Incomes from war-made fortunes, thoso
of non-producers and those derived from
industries "that exist by unfair privi
lege" might be taxed as now, Cox de
clared, but taxea on the earnlnga of la
borers. salaried and professional men.
agricultural producers and small trades
men "should be sharply modified."
He suggested In place of the present
graduated excess profits tax a Jevy of
from I to IVj per cent on the “total busi
ness" of every going concern.
In advocating a budget sysfem, Cox
said that through it he could hold an
nual government expenses down to
44,000,000,000, including a sinking fund
and Interest on the war debt.
To meet high cost of living problems,
Cox recommended a more just proportion
between “fair profits to business and
fair prices to the consumer.”
He emphasized the necessity for greater
production and to this end warned that
both labor and the farmer must get a
more equitable share, the former through
a better understanding with capital and
the latter through assurance of profits
equal to those In other activities.
Cox supported the principle of collec
tive bargaining, but added that “we need
a definite and precise statement of policy
as to what business men and working
men may do apfl may not do by way
of combination and collective, actions.”
More home buHfllng and greftter Amer
icanization work was advocated by th*
governor as a means of combatting se
ditious agitation.
Despite concern among some demo
cratic leaders that Cox would be guided
too much by the whitehouse. there was
little In the address to Indicate Wilson
domination. .
He mentioned the president's name only!
three times, once in an attack on repubj
llcan "discourtesy to the president*
which he branded as "an affair of politic*
Intrigue." ■
"History," he said, “will make it odious!
As well might it be a wound
ed soldier of the war. One fell In the
trench; the strength of the other was
b-oken in tbe enormous labors of his
office. ’’
The nominee then took occasion to at
tack the republicans for alleged failure
to pay tribute to the work of the Amer
ican array, navy and government in the
world war.
Dear Sir—Now that Charlie Jewett
has Indorsed your candidacy, Indi
ana people do not know whether to
congratulate you or extend their
They recall that Jewett indorsed
Goodrich and the city paid Good
rich and his friends $175,000 for a
SIO,OOO garbage plant.
They recall that Jewett Indorsed
Sheriff Bob Miller and the county
grand jury Indicted him.
They know Jewett never had any
Influence in politics' except as the
News’ messenger boy, and they are
no longer sure that the News can
exert much Influence In elections
since the democrats got wise to lte

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