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Jntora Wimts INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351. MEMBER OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. HAW* | Chicago. Dotroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos. Advertising Offlees ) y ew York, Boston, Payne, burns & Smith, Inc, ANOTHER had feature of the front porch campaign is the mosquito. — CROOKED LAKE is a rather odd place for republicans to be holding a picnic, is it not? WHAT is the dog days’ season? inquires a correspondent Answer: The season of dirty straw hats. PONZI will learn, as many have before him: You may get something for nothing, but you can’t get away with it. SOON we'll be reading straw votes. It was O. Henry who sagely ob served: “The straw v6te shows which way the hot air is blowing.” THAT Indianapdiis merchant who advertised “bathing suits, 30 per cent off,” was Burely daring in the face of the prevailing styles. WHY NOT send those mules out to Jewett’s farm? They would be nearer their early home and not much farther away from their work. SPEAKING of the telephone service, a correspondent of the Detroit NVws* says if he can get permission from the Jack London publishers he will have the phone directory rechristened The Call of the Wild. NEITHER the statement of the mayor nor the echoes of the News are sufficient to make this public believe that by failing to pass ordinances never presented to them the city council has been responsible for the col lapse of the administration program. Mr. Adams ’ Duty Prosecutor Adams’ statement that the vast quantity of booze seized in the Haag's drug store is “in the custody of the sheriff’ is not a par ticularly reasuring one to those persons who are interested in preventing this stuff from re-entering commercial channels for two reasons: 1. It Is generally conceded that a sheriff who has no better luck in keeping prisoners in his custody than Bob Miller is none too safe a man in whose custody to leave a large supply of liquor in these days of unpre cedented demand. 2. It is a fact that the said liquor can not bo legally in the custody of any other person than the chief of police and since the sheriff can not legally have custody of it, it might be difficult to hold him legally respon sible for its care. Mr. Adams is, of course, fully conversant with these two points. As a prosecutor of much experience he must know the provisions of the pro hibition law, the enforcement of which brought him a huge sum In the way of fees. Asa county official presumed to be interested in protecting the com munity from persons whom the courts have found it proper to confine to the jail, he has heard of the recent escape of some twenty or moro pris oners from the custody of the said sheriff. What Mr. Adams does not appear to understand,vhowever, is that as prosecutor he has a duty to perform relative to this Haag liquor. That duty, clearly defined in tho statute, is to help Judge Walter Pritchard determine whether or not this liquor was held for purposes of illegal sales. Judge Pritchard, who issued the search warrant under which the Haags were deprived of this booze, must judicially determino the purposes for which the Haags held it and in event he determines that it was held for illegal purposes he must order it destroyed. This action must be taken at a hearing in the city court. Such a hear ing was, a long time ago, postponed at the request of Mr. Adams, and the prosecutor now appears to have decided that the postponement was "in definite.” In the meantime, both the state and the federal courts have decided that the liquor was held for illegal purposes. These two decisions cmght to bo sufficient to convince Judge Pritchard of that fact and justify an order from him for destruction of the liquor. Anyhow, there exists no excuse for Mr. Adams’ failure to present these facts to the court. Fortunately, the prohibition law provides a method by which tho fail ures of the prosecutor who neglects his duty in tho carrying out of its terms may he rectified. Where, Oh Where! We have it on no less an authority than the rock-ribbed republican Muncie press that: “Republican cocksureness now may mean Cox-surcness in November.” We are duly informed by the Fairbanks owned News that' Mr. Harding can not escape facing the league of nations which i3 in existence and into which Mr. Cox has expressed a determination to lead the nation. We hear that Mr. Daugherty of 2 a. m. fame is charged with the duty of proving that Boies Penrose had nothing to do with the nomination of Senator Harding. We find that the SI,OOO limit on contributions to the republican cam paign has been suspended by the astute party leaders. We hear that our own Jim Watson is somewhat disturbed over the suspension of a publication In Indianapolis on which he was relying for publicity. We discover that Harry New did not voice the feeling of the leaders of his party when he declared Cox had “straddled" the league question. We find Johnson and Borah for Harding because he is against the league of nations and William Howard Taft for him because he is in favor of the league of nations. And we begin to wonder what "has become of the "harmony” that Will Hays declares exists in the party of “intellectual aristocracy.” Also, what has become of the man who preached a few months ago that “the democrats have no chance." An Indiananolis Advantage The saving in the way of zone rate postage from Indianapoliß as com pared with New York, for example, has been shown by the experience of the American legion to be at least 40 per cent, according to an article in the August number of the “Heart of Trade,” and this advan tage accruing to the American legion is similarly enjoyed by all concerns in the city doing a large parcel post business. This is but one of the many advantages possessed by Indianapolis as a result of the city’s central location as to population of the United but it is one that is well worth emphasizing. In the “Heart of Trade” it is pointed out that “the parcel post rate for one pound from New York to Missouri and west is 12 cents. “The rate from Indianapojis to New York is 8 cents, while from In dianapolis to California it is only 11 cents. “The maximum parcel post rate of 12 renta a pound becomes effective in Missouri on parcels mailed west from New York, while it is not effec tive outside of California, Oregon and Washington on parcels mailed west from Indianapolis. “The highest parcel post rate south from Indianapolis is 8 cents and the highest rate north is 7 cents.” And Nothing Done! “I know that there are attorneys at this bar who are making a living by just such practices, taking people who are ignorant of the law, and causing them to think that it is necessary to buy justice in the court. I can not think of any crime worse for a lawyer than that. That sort of practice stirs up bolshevism and radicalism. The action in this case has been started, and It must be seen through to the ena.” The foregoing statement was made in open court by Judge Solon Car ter several months ago. Not a single one of the lawyers who “are making a living by just such practices” has been pdniahed. Not a single thing has been done to put a stop to “such practices.” Here we have the interesting admission of persistent improper con duct, a promise to “see it through” and nothing done. Are the courts of justice in Marion county like the chapel that was named “Gates of Heaven”—closed for the summer months? \ HEROES IN WORLD WAR TO FIGHT On Circus Grounds for a Worthy Cause Suppose heard the awful noise last night. It sounded like all of West Washing ton street was being bombarded, and that is about the truth of the matter. Last night the boys of the First di vision, who are here to stage a big mili tary circus for three days, beginning this afternoon, tested out their guns, thinks and other Implements of war on the cir cus grounds on West Washington street. The mala feature of the circus is prob ably a big sham battle which Is staged by real soldiers, tanks, guns and the like. I have seen many attempts to stage a sham battle but the conflict staged last night in order to give newspaper men a “taste” of what the circus was is the most realistic thing the writer has ever seen. It is not only realistically staged, but every man participating in this stage 1 attle actually took part In the great fight over there. Signals were flashed in the air, guns opened up, more signals were given and then the big tanks through a smoke screen crept out and began going over No Mans Land. The big tanks crept on and on, the “enemy” sneaked out of their trenches as the victorious Tanks came up back of the tanks. This “battle” Is the re3l thing, and as you witness this spectacle the horror of war and the glory of the American army Is more fully appreciated. The sham battle Is one of the many features of this military circus, as hun dreds of soldiers take part in drills, cir- Ats stunts and then there is an exhibi tion of war iroph(es included in the regular performance. To make the engagement of the mili tary circus a success it will be neces sary for every one in the city to turn out and see It. I am sure that you will get 100 cents worth of entertainment on the dollar, and when It comes to real enjoyment the First division circus has Rlngling's backed off the map. The sham battle is as realistic as one would want and gives one a splendid idea of modern warfare. Those who saw the sham battle last night are enthusiastic over It. Every soldier with the circus hie been across, I am told, and every one has done his actual bit. So get in swing to tho step of the band, go to the circus grounds and see this splendid and wonderful sight. There are two performances dally, be ginning this afternoon and closing ’with the Saturday night performance. It's a real show, so don't inlss it W. IX 11. Margarita Fisher today opened a three day engagement in “The Week End” at the Alhambra. “Go And Get It” remains the feature at the Circle In addition to a comedy. Before “I’arlor, Bedroom and Bath” became a movie It was a farce on the stage. The movie vcrston Is on view at the Ohio this week. English’s is offering “The Fighting QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Are there mote whites than any other race? Who wrote the first amendments to the constitution of the l otted States? This department of The Times tells you. If you have a question to ask send It with a it-ccut stamp to the LnUtnnu Ihiily Times Information Bureau, Tretlerlc J. Has kin, director, Washington, D. (’. Too answer will be mailed direct to you. WHITE PEOPLE. Q. Are there more whites than any other race? S E. N. O. A. There are no complete statistics on this subject, but an estimate places the whites at a figure between 000 and TOo millions: the Mongolians between .’>oo and 000 million: African Negroids be tween 10 > and 120 millions. LOCOFOCO PARTY. Q. What was the Tocofoeo party? H. E. F. A. This was a nsme originally applied to the radical or equal rights faction of the democratic party in IS3o-.17, later used by the wblgs to designate the dem ocrats in general. The Tammany dem ocrats of New York City sought to dls WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Youny Married Life CHAPTER LiVII. “You could march with them, you know, Jim. You've done—your share, cried Neal abruptly. Jim'# face changed. The glimpse 1 had of It showed warmth and kindness —then It was hidden from me, for he rose, shaking oft little Phoebe's encircl ing arms as if unconscious of them, and limped over to the Below, on the street, the band was playing tne “Marseillaise." Jim stood drawn to at tention. X wondered if he war proud be cause of' Nell’s reminder that he hart been part of the great struggle or sad because he could never again share in It. Then suddenly I knew the answer to my own question. The tragedy lay In tfils: Xle had done his share—and It was ovre. Had he not said to me once In a long-ago moment of bitterness, “I’m tin lshed —done?” I crossed the room and laid my hand on his shoulder—lightly, so that he need give no sign of knowing It was there in case even my touch was an Intrusion. But Jim lifted hi# hand and laid It across mine. For a moment we shared life to the uttermost. His lameness and all that It meant were ours—ours to meet together—not merely his. Then Jim spoke but not to me: “Phoebe, X came across a topaz chain of mothers tbo other day. I'd like you to have It. I’ll get It for you now.” As he limped Into the bedroom t blessed that bit of jewelry of which I hadn't even heard before—blessed It be cause it gave my boy what he so needed the chance to be alone. Phoebe’s voice floated after him In tones of great delight: “Mother’s chain! I’ll love It, Jimmie— BRINGING UP FATHER. HELLO-JIS- HOW 1 f hot VERY ] | f I’M A HAPPV MkN TOOACf - ' THAT'fj 1 V/HY • OONT YOO THINK hHOULD " c/itu 1 A 1 INDIANA DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12,1920. FAREWELL -niii niiiiii I'liiWiff^'- •: • t -'*\C, r ; t , jjjjj^' MARJORIE VONNEGCT, This face will be missing at the Murat after Saturday night, as Miss Vonnegut, an Indianapolis actress, leaves the Stuart Walker Company. She will return to her fruit farm for the remainder of the month with her husband. Walter Vonngut. Miss Vonnegut Is playing an Important l role In “A Very Good Young Man” at the Murat this week. Chance,” which was a success In book form. “Mischief Maker'.’’ will close Its en gagement at the Park Saturday night. Vaudeville continue* at the Lyric, the Broadway and the Xtlnlto. * Bill Hart in “His Hour of Manhood" Is the new feature at the Regent. Mary Miles Minfer in “A Cumberland ; Romance” is thp feature at the Colonial.! Charles Ray in “Homer Comes Home" j Is the newr feature at the Isis “The Confession” remains th* feature on the current bill at Mister Smith's. ! perse a meeting in which the opposition wss too strong bv turning off the gas and leaving. The radicals were well pro vbVed with candles, which they lighted with loeofoco, or friction matches, and wnt on with their busin. s-. The name locofocos was applied to them in derision by the democratic press, but the name was taken up and applied to the whole party for ten years or more. against the law. Q. I wish to know if it would he s violation of the law to gold plate 5-cent pieces and sell them for watch charms. A. M. C. A. The United States treasury says that tt is strictly against the Law- to do so. since such pieces might be mistaken for flve-dollur gold plec-s. INVENTION OF LIFEBOATS. Q. Was the Inventor of lifeboat* an American ? B. G. C. A. The first lifeboat was invented in 1754 by Lionel Lukin, a natlwv of Dun now. England, Ills “unimmerglblo bo.it.” however, attracted llttlo attention, and a later design developed from h!s model 3y ANN LISLE. how good yon snd Anne are to let me have It!" And while I was thinking what a de*r child she was to credit tne with having a part in the gift, the telephone rang. “IleHo—la this' Mr. Jones Harrison's apartment?" carte the query. Ewy’s voice! Os courae she must know mine too. But of that she gave no aign, asking merely to speak, to Mr. Hyland, Oh. how I longed to any: "He's r.ot In." But I couldn’t bring myself to He. and eaylng Instead that I would call him. I turned to summon Neal. At the little scene that greeted me my hand fairly flew to cover the transmitted and shut out Evelyn Mason. Neal was sitting on the couch, his head hunched down between his shoulders. Ho looked old and spent—and not a boy of 22. Phoebe's glance swung back from the door through which J|ra had gone, and turned to Neal. She flashed across the room to hfs aide, put her hands timidly on his hanging arms, and cried wonderitigly: “Neal, Neal what's the matter? Are you blue, dear?" Such a tiny, timid, whisper, half reluctant word—that “dear"—but 1 pressed my hand tighter against the tele phone transmitter till tho hard rubber circle bruiSed and hurt. I couldn’t fasten my eyes on the telephone, though—l confess that I had to watch Nnl. Then Neal leaped to his feet, ns If Phoebe's touch -her words- somehow, had power to renew him. He caught both her hands In Ills and drew them against him. They stood there like two rhil dren—almost frlghteneij at What they have done. Then Neal murmured—and 1 felt my own heart thnob at the passion in his voice.—Copyrljjiit, 1920. (To Bo Continued.) Over 2000 of Them •* i j •*' Blue Serge and Flannel Suits at 20% Off! For the first time in three years we make this sensational offer of a dis count on staple suits and we feel sure that those who have learned to look to us for KUPPENHEIMER, ATTERBURY and other hand-tailored serges and flannels will be quick to grasp the opportunity for saving. Models for men, young men, and in long, slim, short and stout propor tions. Only all-wool fabrics—only the best of tailoring, and original price tickets on each garment. You know exactly what you save—deduct one fifth when you buy. In view of the fact that serge and flannel suits will cost more in the Fall, we must limit the sale to one week. Don V wait too long! loss Pros Cos Outfitters for Men and Boys STATE LIFE BUILDING Indiana's Finest Open Saturday Hair Cutting 25c Boys’ Store — 2nd Floor Until 9 P. M. Children's Barber Shop won for H. the title of “Father of the Lifeboat.” The American father of the tlfcbont was Joseph Francis. He was vote! a gold medal by congress for hi* Invention. This medal, valued at |6,000, and said to be the largest ever given by she government to an Individual, was pre vented to Francis at she whlU-house by President Benjamin Harrison. ' CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. Q Who wrote the first amendments to the United States constitution? B. K. A James Madison was the author of tho first ten amendments to the con stitution. BOIL WATER. Q. Has anything been Invented for ex tracting air from water J. M. C. A. The United State# bureau of stand ards says that air can be removed from water by the simple expedient of boiling, especially boiling under vacuum. WHITEWASH AND PAINT. Q. <’au walla that have already been painted be whitewashed? L. C. A. It la not advisable to whitewash painted walla, as the mixture does not adhere well to oil-painted surfaces. FEDERAL RESERVE ACT. Q. Who presented the federal reserve net to cougreas? 8. A. R. A. Senator Owen and Representative (now Senator) (Has# presented to con gress the hills which were Anally amend ed and passed as the federal reserve act. December 23, 1913. numbering spool cotton. Q. What system Is followed iu the numbering of spool cotton? A. W. A A. The numbering of cotton thread la based on the size of the yarn from which the thread Is twisted. The fln iahed thread was originally all three ply snd carried the yarn size—that la to say, three strands of size 50 yarn were twisted together and-called No. f>o thread. -INmAN^LIS I - 1 Labor Conditions Most "Favorable When six-ply of six cord came Into use. It was decided not to change the num bering of the thread, but to uso six strands of yern size 109 to make the No. 50 thread. STARVED ROCK. Q PlcAae send full Information about Starved Rock. F. A. A. Staved Rock Is a high pinnacle on the south side of the valley of the Illi nois river, between Utica aud Ottawa, where a fort named St. Louis was erected by La Salle In 1682. Us name Indicate# the fate of the last of the Illlnl Indians, who were besieged by the Iroquola. Tbs jock Is nearly per pendicular, rising about 130 feet above the river. The region wa# recently set aside as a state park of 10.000 acres. PRONOUNCING JOLIET. Q. How Is the name pt the city of Joliet pronounced? ' M. K A There was so much discussion con cerning the pronunciation of the name that the city council passed an ordinance aettlng forth that the official, correct and proper pronunciation and spelling of thia city shall be Jo-H-et; the accent on the first syllable with the “o" long, as In “no.” A lIOOSIKR PIGEON. Q What la the best speed record that a pigeon has ever made? O. M. L. A. The United Slate# bureau of ani mal Industry wiys that tho best record that It has for a carrier pigeon was made in 1013 by "Bullet,,” owned by O. W. Anderson of Ft. Wayne lud. Tho bird flew 1,000 miles In one day, 11 hours, 24 minutes, 6 seconds. The long dis tance record is held by the pigeon. "Thomas B,” owned by Thomas It. Broulllette of Springfield, Mass. In 1915, this bird flew from Denver to Springfield, 1,689 miles, in 22 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes. SHORTHAND HISTORY. Q. How long has shorthand been known? O. L. A. From references made to skilled writers In ancient literature, tho infer ence Is drawn that shorthand was known long before the Christian era. The first authentic knowledge of the art dates to the, first century before Christ. The pioneer of Roman shorthand was Marcus Fulllus Tiro, secretary and librarian to Cicero, who devised a system which was little more than a list of abbreviations. Later It was improved to such an ex tent that reporters of the time could keep pace with the speakers by writing In relays. The system of the Latins fell into disuse between the fifth and ninth centuries, and modern stenography dates from 15SS. PUSS IN BOOTS JR. You remember In the laßt that I’Hss spent the night with the rusty, dusty miller. Well, before they both went to bed Puss sat down on a three legged stool and the miller sat down In an old arm chair and lighted his pipe. And after a little while Puss stroked his whiskers and crossed his legs and then commenced to tell one of his ad ventures: “Ones npon a time there was a little cat who lived !n a big white house. And one day he went up Into the garret, and the first thing he saw was a story hook. “Puss Hunted Until He Found Boots, Hat and Cnne." It was a very pretty story book, and on thL cover was the picture of a cat with red-topped boots. And the name of the boqk was ‘Puss In Boots.’ “Well, as soon as this little cat saw (he picture on the cover, he said to him self: ‘That must be the portrait of my father, for the picture looks very much like me.’ So he hunted mound, and would you believe It, he found a pair of boots w*th red tops and a uaco and a hat with a long feather in It. "So off he started to find his father, for he said to himself: 'lf I look Just like the picture on the cover, why it will be possible for me to find the origi nal of that portrait, and if It turns out to be my father, how happy I sail be! - "So off he went, down the road, and by and by he met some Mother i loose friends. You see. he was In Mother (loose Country, but at first he didn't know It. There was the Old Woman Who lived In a Shoe, and the Jolly Mil ler who caught a flea upon his pillow, and Old Mother Hubbard and her dog. and Little Bo Peep, and the Cow Thai Jumped Over the Moon. And so mary By DAVID CORY. more that I can't tell them to you now, Icr If 1 did my story woull never end. “Well, by and by; after a little while, he came to a town where Wee Willie " inkle put the children to sleep. And It was just about dusk as this little cat entered the city. And the first thing he saw was a small boy In his night dress running through the streets with a can die In his hand. So the little cat fol lowed him, and pretty soon Wee Willie ( Winkle ran up the steps In front of a pretty cottage and peeked through the keyhole, and then he began to sing: ■'Time for bed. it's eight o’clock. Jump in bed and go to sleep, Willie Winkle's at the door, He won’t wait a minute more. (’lose your eyes and dream away. You’ve been playing all the day.’ “And then Wee Willie Winkle ran down the street to another house where there were some little boys and girls.” As Puss finished his story he looked up. and, goodness me! the rusty, dusty miller was snoring, so Pust/ curied him self up on a pile of empty bags ami was soon fast asleep, and If he wakes up In time tomorrow morrtng I’ll tell you another story about him.—Copvrlghl 1920. (To Be Continued.) Robberies Reported by Three Persons Mrs. Anna Volhert. 2155 Central ave nue, reported today that her house had been entered and a watch Talued at SSO taken. Mart Cortner, 629 North East street, reported that tools valued at $33 were taken from a house at 3142 College ave nue. Girder Barks, 107 Wost Walnut street, reported that bis home had been en tered and a SSO watch and 50 cents were missing. \ Receives Plans for Colony Dormitory Plans for a one-story dormitory, with accommodations for fifty persons, to be erected at.the Indiana colony fjr feeble minded persons, have been received by Amos W. Butler, secretary of the state board of charities. The dormitory will be the first build ing erected. JIGGS HAD DECIDED VIEWS.