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Unsettled weather, probably local thun der showers tonight and Tuesday. VOL. xxxni. G. 0. P. County Ring Mulcts Public Under State Shield REPORTS KEPT COVERED UP BY ACCOUNTS BODY Examiner Eschbach Says They Are Being Put Through ‘Checking 5 Process. JULIETTA AN EXAMPLE Through its persistent suppression of reports on the examination of the books of Marion county offiicials, the state board of accounts is keeping from the public knowledge a series of scandals concerning the Marion county republican ring, which the people of Marion county will be called on to pay for uncovering. These reports, concluded months ago by the field examiners, are being held In the office ot Jesse Eschbach, state examiner or speaker of the house of representatives, at will, under the excuse that they are rndergoing a “checking" process, and there is reason to believe that in the interval of delay changes are being made with a view to lessening the political effect of the reports. That these reports originally contained Information for the taxpayers of Marlon ixiunty that would disclose a continu ation of the practices of ignoring the law and helping favored citizens at pub lic expense Is not denied by public of ficials. An Indication of the nature of these reports is the report on Julietta asy lum. recently' made public at the audi tor's office instead of by the state board of accounts, as is customary. This report praises the management of Julietta end goes so far as to dec’are that it is %he “best managed" of any Marion eou tiy institution, although 11 was disclose’ recently that Dr. Lorenz Hyde, the ff.an iger, was in the hospital and that all lire protection had been cut off from the institution owing to the neglect to older coal for the boilers NOW PUBLIC LOSES ITS PUBLICITY. Marlon county officials have generally xdopted the policy of Ignoring the recom mendations of the state board of ac counts In Its reports on the conditions of the offices. Disclosures of the juggling of funds, the payment of huge bills from the wrong funds in a wholly illegal manner, illegally paid warrants, etc., have been Ignored by the officials whose duties it is under the law to compel proper set tlement with the county. Publicity Is all the public has ever been able to obtain from these reports, the cost of compilation of which Is charged to the taxpayers of the coun ty in which the examination is made. Under the recently adopted policy of suppressing these reports, the public is deprived of the publicity that heretofore attached to public charges of miscon duct in office and since the recommenda tions are consistently ignored, the coat of making the reports is paid by the taxpayers without hope of receiving any thing in return. An evidence of the Marlon county ring’s method of Ignoring exposes of its own misfeasance is afforded by the fail ure to act in any way on the report of the field examiners relative to the con struction of what has become known as Lewis George's private road in Decatur township. FIELD EXAMINERS REPORT ON' DEAL. ‘•We made a personal inspection of the reconstructed road from West Newtoa (beginning in front of County Commissioner Lewis W. George's ■tore) to Vailey Mills, less than three miles In length. This grade had been .widened to eighteen feet and cov ered to the full width with broken limestone to a depth of several inches. We are informed that it is planned to cover this with a coat of tarvla or some similar binder, the work to be odne early this season. “The reconstruction of this piece of road seems to have cost in the neigh borhood of $04,000, being in ex cess of SII,OOO per mile. Consider ing that the grading was all done, bridges and culverts all in, an ex cellent foundation already there, re pairs costing more than SII,OOO per mile certainly seems to be an ex tremely lavish expenditure. Just who is responsible for this free-hand spending of the public funds. In such enormous sums, without any contract, without competitive bidding and with entire disregard of law and good business judgment, is yet to be determined. When it is considered, too, that this short stretch of road is still unfinished, that some of the work may have been done by prison labor, it is then, only, that one be gins to be appalled by the magnitude of the cost of repairs of one little stretch of county highway less than three miles in length. ‘This particular road district had on Jan. 1, 1918, approximately twen ty-five miles of improved roads, which disclosed a cost of $1,260.00 per mile for the entire district. The en tire mileage in the county at this time ns shown by the records in the office of the county highway super intendent is miles. The total expenditures from the gravel road re pair fund for the year 1918 was $317,- 859.86, making an average cost per mile for the whole county of $199.00. “Considering that a great amount of work was done in the vicinity of Ft. Harrison as a war emergency, It would seem that the cost of repairing the .roads in Decatur township is en tirely out of proportion with the rest of the county. “We find from an examination of the records that Decatur township has never issued any bonds for the construction of roads, but that a highly improved road has been con s true ted la the last three years dl- WEATHER Foreeast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. in., Aug. 10, 1920—Unsettled weather, with probably local thunder showers tonight and Tuesday. Not much change in tem perature. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 0 a. m 08 7 a. m 70 8 a. m 72 o' a. m 74 10 a. in it 11 a. m 78 12 (noon) 80 1 p. m 82 . u 82 Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914. *t Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, Is.a. Road Built With Repair Funds %, v t \ „ „ , v j, s >* i , . , V, • '■'S,' v ' \ - ' '44: . v'f- O' - ■ * ■ , - v.,.* \ . > - . - * V* t ~ -J ? V * '.v * % vh ' v ? ' yssaaws <t r ' \Wr - y The above is a view of the store of Lewis George, county commissioner, in West Newton, showing the terminal of the road built for $34,000 of tbe gravel road repair fund. Field examiners of tbe state board of accounts called attention to this ex traordinarily heavy expenditure of re agonally across the* township to the Indianapolis city limits, and the en tire cost has been paid from the free gravel road repaid fund, thereby working a manifest injustice oil the taxpayers of the other townships of Marion county.” EXPLAINS WHY OTHER ROADS ARE NOT FIXED. The construction of this road for the obvious advantage of Commissioner George at a cost to the free gravel road repair fund of $34,000 is an explanation of why other roads on tne outskirts 01 Indianapolis remain in an almost impas sible condition. Money that should have been expend ed in making possible the highways lead ing into Indianapolis has been spent in building a practically new road for the personal advantage of a member of the county ring. Consequently the county officials plea* they have no funds for the repair of the other roads, although the taxpayers of the whole county have contributed an ample sum for this purpose. This is only one of the high-handed methods that have been adopted by the republican couuty ring In the adminis tration of county affair^. How many thousands of dollars of the taxpayers’ money has been similarly diverted Is known to the state board of accounts by reason of the work ot it3 field examiners. It Is this knowledge that the state board is withholding from the public, possibly because of fear of the effect in the coming county election. WHEAT DROPS, FLOUR JUMPS Here, in Plain Figures, Is Proof ‘Something’s Wrong.* The price of wheat has dropped ”0 cents per bushel since May 15 . The price of flour has risen within six nfonths from $14.55 a barrel to $15.45. And the retail price of bread goes merrily onward at 11 and 12 cents per pound loaf In Indianapolis. Here Is something for folks who like to fuss with figures to fathom; How can flour raise in price and bread remain stationary while wheat Is drop id ng 40 per cent? The fall of wheat Is charted as follows: May 1, $2.40; May 15, $2.90; June 2. $2.80; June 9, $2.70; June 30, $2.60; July 6, $2.00; July 17. $2.50; July 24, $2 58, Aug. 5, $2.20. Flour increased from $14.55 a hundred pounds six months ago to $15.25 a month ago and then rose to $15.45, where it stands at present. But bread prices, almost the country over, stay the same, month after month. Bread prices are not equal in ail cities, however. Philadelphia pays 9 cents for a pound loaf, while Des Moines pays 15 cents for a fourteen-ounce portion. Prices in other large cities are as fol lows : City Size Loaf. 1920 Albany IVi lbs. 15 Atlanta 1 lb. 3 oz. 15 Birmingham 1 lb. 15 Boston 1 lb. 10 oz. 17 Buffalo \Vt lbs. 15 Columbus I*4 lbs. 17 Dallas 1 lb. 12 Denver 22 oz. 15 Harrisburg.. 15 oz. 10 Kansas City Small 9 Memphis 12 oz. 10 Milwaukee lVi lbs. 15 Mobile 13 oz. 10 New Haven 1 lb. 12 New Orleans 12 oz. 8 Pittsburg. 25 oz. 17 pair funds in the construction of prac tically anew road before It was com pleted. Their report did not prevent the county ring, of which Mr. George is a prominent member, from completing tbe road at the expense of tbe county tax payers, however. E-X-T-R-A Little Journeys to The Mayor’s Office A Times reporter railed at the mayor’s office at 11:10 o’clock this morning and inquired: "Is the mayor In?" The mayor was In and received the reporter, which meant that the re porter’s seven attempts to find the mayor tn in as many - days finally had met with success. Uninvited Guests Two -very dark, negroes picked up a basket; coutatulug green beans, tomatoes and cnbbage in front of a grocery at 545 Indiana avenue. They carried the basket between them and were deep in a discussion of the feast they expected to enjoy. This continued for some time until the two looked around simultaneously. Beside each of them quietly walked a policeman. At the police station they gave their names as Abner Reed, 25. of 1609 AiTord street, and Conova Taylor, 25, of 1423 Martindale avenue. Villa Doesn’t Seem to Be Caught Yet WASHINGTON, Aug. 9.—Francisco Villa has shown no Indication of any in. tentlon of arriving at Torreon for de mobilization of bis troops within the ten days stipulated by hts terms of surren der, according to a dispatch to the state department today from the consul at Pledras Negras. Lights Out, Blooey! Mrs. Genora Kdmonson. 1745 North western avenue, can't sleep unless a light room. she screamed and j | the burglar ran. Mll WhY / Aj scoured the neigh m\\m borbood, but woro inf si I •v’TuC unable to find any ||jj J trace of the ln- Woman Would Trade Kiddies for Dogs to Keep Home MARION, Ind., Aug. 9.—Mrs. Charles Bevan Inserted an advertise ment today In the Marlon Chronicle offering to trade her five children for poodle dogs, so that she will not be compelled to leave the dwelling house that the family now oeeuptes. The house has been sold to a bache lor, who has informed the Reran* that they must move or get rid of the children. THE PERFORMANCE IS NOW ON INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1920. CALLS ON PARTY TO RALLY ABOUT WORLD LEAGUE Notification Fete Takes Thou sands to Roosevelt’s Town. LAUDS PARTY’S LEADER HYDE PARK, N. Y„ Aug. 9.—-A battle call to the democracy of America to rally around the cove nant of the league of nations was sounded here today by Franklin 1). Roosevelt, former assistant secretary of the navy, when he formally ac cepted the vice presidential nomina tion from the democratic party. Describing the America of the fu ture as a “hermit nation” if she re jects the world covenant, he declared ratification alone could fulfill the ideals held by this nation when she entered the world war. Thousands of visitors thronged Roose velt's home town for the ceremonies at tending his notification. The townspeople had decorated their homes, and streets tn holiday garb and work was at a standstill. Special trains carrying democratic ce lebrities from east, west, north and south brought hundreds into the narrow, crowded streets early in the day. Private yachts coursed up the river to i the landing at Hyde Park carrying | wealthy visitors. ! Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels, j former chief of 1 ' the vice presidential ; nominee, arrived early from New York. I The old postroad where coaches of four ; swung in stately grandeur in historic j days was transformed into 1 long biuck snake, with hundreds of automobile con verging 011 “Sprlngwood” from every di rection. While townspeople and political speak ers composed most of the early crowd, there was a smattering of social celebrl ties from the fcreat estate neighboring the Roosevelt home. Brilliantly gowned women from the nearby exclusive summer colonies gave : an added color to the scene. ■ The nominee assisted In welcoming in ; coming members of the committee of no 1 tlfication. of which Homer S, Cummings ! is chairman. William C. Kedfleld, former secretary of commerce, and WUliatn Gibbs McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury, were early arrivals. Gor. Alfred B. Smith of New York and (Continued on Page Seven.) TRACTION HITS TRUCK; 2 DEAD Railroad Cars Cut Off Grade Crafjsmg View. Is Report. Two men were killed today when an Ideal Furniture Company truck was struck by an inbound Terre Haute. In dianapolis A Eastern traction car at Tibbs avenue. The dead are: Otto Schafer. “07 North Noble street, driver of the truck. Robert Hiuwor, address unknown, helper. The view of the crossing was shut off by coal cars and circus cars on tbe rail road. which runs parallel to the interur ban line. The ear, apparently traveling at high speed, carried the truck 258 feet down the tracks before it stopped. The truck was twisted Into a mass of metal and Schafer's body, which was mangled, was pinned under the front trucks of tlio Interurban, requiring the services of a wrecking crew to remove it. Sasser's body was thrown to one side and was picked up thirty yards east of the crossing. ORDERED DETAINED BY CORONER. John J. Buohard, Craw fordsville. con ductor, and ft. A. Hall, Cniwfordsvirie, tnotorman, were ordered detained infor mally by the coroner pending an Investi gation. Hall lafpr was arrested on a charge of manslaughter. Aroordlng to Coroner Robinson, the evidence as to whether he blew his whistle at the crossing Is conflicting, al though Hall Insists lie blew the whistle. The coroner also stated there was evi dence that the lnterburban car was traveling nt an excessive speed. Coroner Robinson indicated an in vestigation would be made of the placing of freight cars close to the intersection of the street with the railroad and the Interurban line. This Investigation will go especially into tbe fact that a coal car was stand ing on the tracks in such a way as to block half of the street and to make It impossible to seo approaching cars. Four accidents have occurred nt the crossing during the last eight months nnd persons in tbe neighborhood said they hail complained repeatedly of cars being placed close to the street. Tlie cars >vcre removed by the railroad immediately after the accident. Schafer is survived by his father, Charles Schafer. His mother was killed about two years ago In an automobile accident. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. FORMER STATE ATTY. GENERAL HITS NEW LAWS Calls Tuthill-Kiper Tax Meas ure ‘Fraud on Face . of It.’ Evan B. Stotsenburg of New Albany, formerly state attorney general, took j issue In a statement given out today with three important acts passed by the recent session of the legislature. Mr. Btot sen burg, whose administration of the attorney gene/nl's office raised him to a high rank 1 Tiong Indiana at torneys, has given particular study to] tile Tutblll-K!r>er curative measure, the Johnson so-called home rule bill and , the coal control bill. “I think the Tuthlil-Klper measure ] is a fraud on tbe face of tt,” he said. I “The evident purpose of It is to force j what will be a legalization of the action \ of the state board of tax commissioners j in applying horizontal increases and ] which were declared illegal by the su- j preiue c*nrt. “The plan that evidently will be car-i f*ed out will be this. Tbe tax board j will meet and affirm its actiou in max- j big the Increase*. “The assessments will be then just ! where the boa id illegally placed them ! last August. “The assessment* thus affirmed will] go to the local boards of review and , they will be either forced to accept j them or make up anew levy if they i 1 eject 'them. "This last necessity is the club held over the local boards. It would have j t een much more honest to have equal-! lzed then legalized the action of the board. "Tima will show no relief Is given against the Illegal and unauthorized j action of the state board. “The home rule bill is a little better, but is still open to objection. If home rule Is right ou and after Jan. 1, 1921, why not now ? “Then there is this inconsistency about (Continued on Page Seven.) FESLER BUSY ON TAX ALTERATION Five Counties Come in for 10 to 20 Per Cent Changes. Preparations fur altering tho assess ments as ordered by the eounty board of review by 20 per cent In Lawrence and Decatur townships and 10 per cent In Perry, Warren and Pike townships were under way today by County Auditor Leo K. Kealer. Mr. Fesler said It is his opinion it la unnecessary to change the tax duplicates In the live townships affected, but that the reductions ordered by the board of review on all real estate In thoae town ships could be satisfactorily handled by putting the amount to bo refunded on the tax error list. For Instance, if a taxpayer has been nxsHcsaeil SKX> In Perry township, and having paid $-’>o In the first installment Instead of paying $-"-0 In November for the final installment, he would pay only s4o> The tax error book would show an error of $lO and n corresponding “re fund’’ of that amount, according to Mr. Fesler’a plan. In tliia way the auditor will not find It necessary to make wholesale changes iu the tax duplicates which would have resulted In a large amount of extra work at great expense. The board of review, which was created under the Tuthlll-Klper act has not ad journed sine die in Marlon county, ns the members ddsired to wait until tiie ten day limit lias expired In order to meet any emergency matter which might demand the attention of the board. Mr. Fesler is of the opinion that the reductions ordered in the five townships will not affect seriously the gross reve nue in the county but that It might re sult in the necessity of the making of a loan for Perry township. Express Wage Boost to Be Made Public CHICAGO,'Aug. 0. The Tallway la bor board announced today It would publish tomorrow the wtage increase awards in tho case of 70,000 railway express employes throughout the coun try. This case was taken tip after the re cent disposal of wage increases to rail way workers. 50,000 Rooms for ‘Boys’ of 9 61 Thousands of rooms in private homes will be needed for the G. A. R. national encampment, here Sept. 19-25. An average of one room for every home must be obtained. If you will house a veteran of the Civil war and his wife, fill out the accompanying blank and mail It to Scott Brewer, 701 Chamber of Com merce building. Street ..•*•• Owner Phones No. of rooms With bath..,... Without bath........... Nearest car line Price Remarks , } B y Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c, Subscrip.ion Rates. J By Stump Tour of Gov. Cox to Last Until Election Eve Nominee Eager to Get Into Fray Will Brand Republicans as Reactionaries. DAYTON, 0., Aug. 9. —Gov. James M. Cox is ready to carry his cam paign to "the front porches of the people of the country,” as he expressed it today. In marked contrast to the campaign of his republican opponent, the democratic nominee will start Wednesday, one of the most extensive stump tours In the history of presidential contests. With the main issues of the campaign- 1 outlined in his speech of acceptance, he j has prepared a militant campaign which ! will take him from New England to the . Pacific coast. He will travel almost continuously un- i til election day. Ope of the first efforts of his stump j campaign, it was learned, will be to ] brand five republican party as reac tionary in the hope of making a strong bid for the progressive and independent vote. Every day Cox seems to grow more eager for what lie calls the big fight, and it was at his insistence that party lead ers agreed to start the stump campaign. He will leave Wednesday for Camp Perry, 0., where he will speak Thurs day at the annual shoot of the National Rifle asssociation. WILL HEAD WEST EARLY IN SEPTEMBER. From that date until Sept. 2 Cox will speak In Indiana, Ohio. West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Board of Works Dallies Over South Side Market Committee Chairman Forces Admission Nothing’s Done. Jacob P. Brown, chairman of the city council committee investigating the plea of the South Side women's club for •lie removal of the forty street cleaning mule* from the Shelby streer barn* and I lie establishment /ft a market therein, came before th“ hoard of public work* today to Inquire if the board had done anything toward finding a place to which to remove the donkey*. “Have you found a place for the mules yet?” asked Mr. Brown. “Not yet,” replied Mark Miller, acting president of the board. “Have you looked yet?" persisted the councilman. “Not yet," was the reply. “Well, are you going to look?” tbe councilman, who promised the south aide women he was going to “keep right after this market proposition," kept on. "Ye*," Mr. Miller promised. Thomas A. Riley, democratic member Hun Dreadnoughts *Penetrate 9 New York Harbor NEW YORK, Aug. 9. -German warships penetrated New York har bor today and proceeded up the Hud son river. But there was no excitement for American bluejackets manned the enemy vessels, which were anchored In the stream for public inspection. The j-bips were tbe dreadnaught Ostfrleslnnd. mounting twelve twelve inch guns; the cruiser Frankfurt and three destroyers. The dreadnaught came in under her own steam, but the others are in tow. They were smashed by British shells at the battle of Jutland, und are practically floating Junk. These vessels were surrendered to the allies. The l/'nlted States may keep them a year for experimental purposes. Then they must be'destroyed. Grand Jury Resumes Work in Jail Cases The Marion county grand Jury today resumed the hearing of witnesses In a number of Jail rases. The grand jury made its first report last Saturday by returning a dozeu in dictments. Another report is expected to be made within a few days. Schmitt Works on Prison Chicken Farm Special to The Times. EVANSVILLE, lnd„ Aug. 9—Convict No. ,127, Edgar Schmitt, formerly chief of police of Evansville, now in the fifth week of his two-year prison sentence at the federal prison at Atlanta, has been assigned to work on the prison chicken farm, according to word received by his friends here. This is a trusty's Job and practically the freedom of the grounds is given tno former police chief. The prison records show that Schmitt will be released February, 1922, provided his behavior in the meantime is good. Schmitt was convicted in the federal court at Indinnnpolls of conspiracy to violate the Reed amendment by accept ing money from a whisky ring at Evans ville. SHAH OF PERSIA ABDICATES. LONDON, Aug. 9. The shah of Per sia has abdicated and a republic has been proclaimed In Persia, according to a Central News dispatch from Paris to day, uuotlug advices received by Echo de Paris from Constantinople. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY Then he will bit the trail for the mid dle west and the Pacific coast, Rrobably returning east early in October, to wind up the big political battle. From Camp Perry, Cox will go to Wheeling, W. Ya., where he will address the state democratic committee next Sat urday. Aug. ID he will speak before the In diana Democratic editors at South Bend; Aug. 25 at Evansville, Ind. Tbe rest of the stump campaign is now being framed by Senator Pat Har rison, Mississippi, head of the demo cratic speakers bureau, with headquar ters tn New York. Democratic leaders apparently are anxious to pull Senator Harding off his front porch by the vigorous Cox cam paign. Senator Harrison, before leaving for New York predicted that within a few weeks, Harding would be gpeaklng “in former republican strongholds to stem the tide toward the democrats.” of the board, who insists the south side women deserve a better place than aban doned barns in which to buy food for their families, got Into the game. KILEY WOULD “GET TOGETHER.” "The only thing to do is for u* ail to get together and put through the mu nicipal yard project and then we'll have a place to keep those mules,” said Mr. Riley. “All right," the councilman replied. “I’m willing; you'll find me ready when ever you call a meeting." A Times reporter finally found Mayor Charles W. Jewett in his office during the morning and asked him what he thought of the plea of the south side women. The mayor replied he had never prom ised the south side a market, but that probably he had made remarks In his campaign speeches which might be con strued as promises to move the mules. He said that early in his administra tion he pushed through the purchase of land at Kentucky avenue and Drover street nnd the preparation of plans for (Continued on Ti( Two.) BLOCK PAVEMENT CAUSE OF WORRY Woman Complains of Street Condition and Hardships. The hardships of the much-maligned landlord were discussed with the board of public works today by Mrs. Charles Hollingsworth who, with her husband, she said, owns the Esplanada apartments at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Talbott streets, near Thirtieth street. Mrs. Hollingsworth cairo to complain about the condition of the intersection of Pennsylvania and Talbott streets, saying that every time there is a rain the wood en block pavement bulges and loosens, sometimes making the street almost Im passable. RAIN AFFECTS BLOCK STREETS. Street officials say that Saturday's downpour left a number of other wooden block streets in serious condition. Mrs. Hollingsworth said that when she went to Street Commissioner A1 Meloy to complain about the street he told her he was tired of having women run to him about that pavement and that he was “Just going to recommend that a whole new street be put down there.’’ Straight to the board of works came Mrs. Hollingsworth and told what had occurred. She said that she was only getting $75 and SBO a month rent out of the apart ments In the Eplandade and that if the city burdens her with the cost of laying dow na new street when the old one could be fixed almost as good as new, she would be necessary to sell her property and put her money into government bonds. “AVhy. we were told that we were not getting 6 per cent on our Investment and that we ought to bo getting a lot more rent, but we held off during the war to be patriotic,” she said. IMPROVEMENTS ARE ORDERED. The board adopted resolutions for the resurfacing of Oliver avenue, from Ken tucky avenue to the west end of the bridge over White river, and from that point to Drove street. Plans were ordered for cement side walks on the east side of Pennsylvania street, from Beverly drive to Forty-ninth street. Bids were received as follows: Resurfacing of South street from Ala bama street to Vinrglnia avenue; Marion County Construction Company, asphalt, $7.98 per lineal foot. Resurfacing of Kentucky avenue be tween Georgia and Missouri streets; Ma rion County Construction Company, as phalt, $9.30 per lineal foot. Muncie Man Indicted; Wife Asks Divorce Special to The Times. MUNCIE, Ind., Aug. 9.—Alleging that she could no longer endure the humilia tion caused by the action of her hus band, Tamar H. Beemer has filed suit for divorce and $6,500 alimony against George Edward Beemer, one of the tliree Muncie boys arrested Thursday iu con nection with a store robbery at Rush ville. The couple baYe a 5-weeks-old daugh ter. Mrs. Beemer sets forth in her complaint that her husband is indicted for rob bery in Rush county- and that he was charged with grand larceny while they were living at Gary. KEY MEN REJECT WA<.KjSaC@k LOGANSPORT, Itjdd., meeting of railway points of the Logansport here, the award of the fe an nounced several days More than 100 teicgraphaf&gfpijjr all of fices between Bradford, Bernice, 111., attended the confe^^^^F NO. 77. PEACE KEYNOTE STILL HOLDS IN RUSSIAN CASE British Cabinet Summoned to Hear Lloyd George Re port Tomorrow. NEW POLICY EXPECTED LONDON, Aug. 9.—Poland ha* complained to the league of nations against the conduct of-the Russians, it was reported today. The Polish foreign office was said to have sent a note to the league charging that the reds, by various pretext, refused to negotiate an armistice. It places solely on Russia the re sponsibility for continued fighting. LONDON, Aug. 9.—Russia has agreed to a four days’ truce on the Polish battle front for the discussion of armistice terms and peace prelim inaries at Minsk, it was reported in the lobby of the house of commons this evening. LONDON’, Aliy;. 9. —Despite alarm ist reports from Hythe, where Pre mier Lloyd George and Premier Mil lerand and their military advisers are conferring, peace was still the keynote of the Russian situation this afternoon. The British cabinet has been sum moned for a special session at <5 o’clock this evening to hear a report from Premier Lloyd George and to reach an agreement on the policy which the premier will announce In the house of commons tomorrow. It was learned from an authoritative source that no decisive move has been made toward anew and drastic blockade on soviet Russia and It is reliably re ported that none will be made until after the premier has had an opportunity to lay the whole Russo-Polish situation before commons tomorrow. The salient features of the situation are these: 1. The Russian advance into Po land has continued desipte the efforts of the British government to bring about a ten days truce and the Polish war office admitted that masses of red cavalry are now ap proaching the Warsaw-Dantzig cor ridor. 2. Premier Lloyd George and Pre mier MiUerand at Hythe today took up naval and military plans for a blockade of Kussia. as complete as that against Germany during the war, unless the menace of a bolahe vlk advance into central and west ern Europe Is halted. 3. Britain is hopeful that tbe Rus so-Polish delegates will reach an agreement at Minsk this week. 4. Possibility of formal declara tions of war against Russia by Eng land and France are extremely re mote because of the attitude of labor. AMERICAN NOTE REPORTED IN PARIS PARIS, Aug. 9. —The American stata department Is sending a note to Franca ] referring to the Russo-Polish situation. Part of the note was received by tha (Continued on Page Two.) ROBERTS SPEAKS FOR SUFFRAGE Tells Tennessee Legislators Their Duty to Ratify. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9.— Got. A. H. Roberts, in his message to the ex traordinary session of the Tennessee legislature, which convened here this afternoon, “earnestly and urgently rec ommended" the ratification of the suf frage amendment to the federal consti tution. His message was ir strong appeal from a legal and party standpoint for rati fication. He recited the platforms of the two great parties, both national and state, and declared that “both parties clearly and unequivocally declared for ratifi cation, and hence no rarty man Is with out party law' to support his action in voting favorably on ratification.'' He showed that platforms were ac cepted “as party law, and are so re garded as pledges by party members." The message recites the republican and democratic platform planks and makes a plea for parties in the legis lature to vote favorably. Says Rain Saturday Will Cost City $5,000 Between $3,000 and SIO,OOO will be necessary to repair damage done to wooden block pavements by Saturday's rain. Street Commissioner A. O. Meloy es timated today. Market and Ohio streets between Noble street and Arsenal avenue are In particu larly bad shape. Ruckle street between Sixteenth and Twenty-first streets also suffered. The trouble is due to the washing away of the sand cushions in which the blocks were set when the pavements were laid and the fact that the creosote in which they were soaked originally has dried out. City Engineer Frank C. Lingenfelter said the wooden block pavement to b laid in South street, between Illinois and West streets, would be set In concrete, which Is one of the modern methods. OPEN LETTER JESSE ESCHBACH, State Examiner. Dear Jess —A long time ago your field examiners looked Into the at. fairs of the local Marion county of fice holders. You promised that you would make public she results of these examinations without fear or favor. The reports have been unneces sarily suppressed for months. Are you suppressing them be cause you are afraid of the political effect of telling the people of Mmiwr county the truth about their gov ernment, or are your bands tied by the close connection between the state and county rings? Tell the truth and fear no nm.n, Jess. It pays in the long run.