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Probably thunder showers this after noon or tonight; cooler. Saturday fair. vol. xxxrn. TRY TO JAIL PONZI ON LARCENY COUNTS Attorhey General Would Require Heavy Bond for Forty Counts. BOSTON, Aug. 13.—Charles Ponzi surrendered to the. United States marshal at the Federal building late this afternoon when his bondsmen recalled his bonds. Unless he can secure anew bondsman Ponzi will be obliged to spend vne night in The bondsman, Morris Rudnick, said he recalled his bond because his relatives and friends had misinterpreted *iis action. BOSTON, Aug. 13. —A determined effort to stop all operations by Charles Ponzi and put him in the state prison was made by Attorney-Gen eral Allen today. This move occurred when he sent Assistant Attorney-General Hujv witz to the municipal court, where he asked Judge Bennett for warrants for the arrest of Ponzi on forty counts of larceny. > Using the attitude of the authorities yesterday in regard to bonds as a basis of comparison it was believed that if the attorney general's plan succeeds Ponzi’s bail will be placed so high that he would have* to go to jail. Legal action was started by federal officials today to compel restitution of about $6,000,000 by former note holders of Charles Ponzin In order that they may be placed on the same basis with other creditors. This means, officials said, that all note holders who have cashed in, even if they sold their notes to speculators, are to be compelled to return the money, which will be merged with other assets. Payments to investors were tem porarily suspended today at the main offices here of the Old Colony Foreign Ex change Company, the mushroom organi zation which sprang up in the wake of Ponzi’s bubble. Frightened officials of the company, literally besieged in the private offices by more than 150 maddened investors, would only say they “acted on orders from the district attorney.” Most o * *he investors were from New Bedford, where the Old Colony office was closed by order of District Attorney Kenny. Threats of violence were freely mado and President C. M. Brightwell of the company kept in his inner office. Ponzi, whose net of "50 per cent in forty-five days” enmeshed so many cus tomers that he had to use bushel baskets to hold their money, was nearing the end of his rope today. The self-cccLiu:ed “financial wizard” was at liberty on $35,000 bail—s2s,ooo on the federal charge of using the mails to defraud and the other SIO,OOO on a state charge, of larceny. The report of the auditor of his books was expected to be made public today. Forecasts were that the report would 6how Ponzi had 40,000 customers: that they “invested" as high as $14,000,000 in his scheme: that he repaid approx imately $6,000,000 before the doors of the Hanover Trust Company were closed, and that he still owes the remainder. Federal officials declared there was no question but what the savings of thou sands were tied up in the Ponzi ven ture. Bask Cwmvntssiofter Allen stuck to his statement that the capital of the Hanover Trust Company was “badly impaired if not wiped out,” despite denials of of ficials. Ponzi declared he was happy because his girl wife still professed her love and faith in him. Rose Ponzi, pretty, dark eyed Italian girl, proved her love and faith by th? simple statement: "He is my husband.” Pope Falls, Hurts Knee ROME, Aug. 13. —Pope Benedict fell, slightly hurting his knee, while he was In his library today, it was learned at the Vatican. Diamond Ring Missing From Broadway Home A diamond ring valued at SSOO Is miss ing today from the home of Mrs. S. L. Schenck, 1536 Broadway. The police arrested a colored servant girl, charging her with vagrancy, but have not found the ring. The girl denies that she knows who Stole the ring. Steps on Loose Board; Finds Gin and Whisky GeoTge "Pete” Wrassman, 25, of 105 North Arsenal avenue, was arrested last night by the morals squad on the charge of operating a blind tiger. Wrassman's home was searched Wednesday, but no liquor was found un til one of the policemen stepped on a loose board on a rear porch. Under the board, the police say, they found three quarts of gin and six pints of wKisky. Wrassman was not at home at the time of the raid and was arrested later. Gives Gun to Friend After Shooting Man (Special to. The Times. > TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 13.—S^ev e Yeager, 35, turned his gun over to a fellow workman and awaited the police, after he had shot Andy Chatlos, a black smith in the Jackson Hill mine, y l One of the bullets penetrated the breast near the heart and another pierced the right jaw. Chatlos Is 40 years old. He is not expected to live. Sugar and Auto Tires Stolen From Garage Burglars broke Into the Union garage, owned by Creenell & Holder, 759 Union street, early today. Thirteen sacks, each containing 100 pounds of sugar, were stolen. The sugar, valued at S3OO, was in the Reliable Grocery Company's truck and Wes the property of the grocery at 955 hi a pie street. \ Three antomobiie tires owned by Joe Connors and valued at slll, and five tires owned by the garage company, and val ued at $l2O, were missing. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Aug. 14. 1920: Probably thunder showers this afternoon or tonight. Cooler tonight. Saturday fair. 6 a. m 6S 7 a. m G 9 8 a. m 73 9 a. m 79 10 $. m 79 I 11 a. m 79 12 (noon) 81 1 P- m 81 3 P- m 82 Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Bogey Day Tumbles Fortune on This ’Un ABERDEEN, S. D., Aug. 13.—The old bogey, “Friday, the thirteenth,'* has no terrors for John Smulsky, Groton, S. D. He was born on that date and to day received word from Snohomish, Wash., that he is heir t<s a third share of a $50,000 estate. He wisher to name his latest baby "Friday." HM. iheiO BLACK CATS //V HIGH GLEE TODAY Mr. Indianapolis Citizen awoke this morning just like any other morning. Then he chanced to see a calendar and stopped. —~_r~r —| For a while he was B undecided whether to venture out to work or to call up the boss and tell him he was lndls posed, thus making it possible to stay within comparative safety of . his home. i>/JoC Finally, however, he summoned enough cour age to leave the house, H vC v/ carefully avoiding black cats, ladders, open man holes and all other sources f danger. But it was a bad day. Though nothing particular happened there was always that sensation of wait ing for disaster that accompanies every Friday the thirteenth. SEBEN COME ’LEBEN ON 13TH LANDS 13 Combinations of seven, eleven and thirteen proved unlucky for thirteen negroes who braved the perils of Friday, the thirteenth today and engaged In a craps game. The game, the police say, was being conducted at 532 Indiana avenue, which address came Into prominence some time ago when Judge Walter Pritchard of the city court decided that the place was an athletic club and turned a num ber of alleged gamblers loose. The police say the negroes were "exer cising” with “African dumbbells” and that they obtained these objects and 15 cents. They said a punching bag and other equipment In the place had the appear ance of being Infrequently used. Norman Reilly was arrested as keeper of the game. NIGHT CtERK GETS TANGLED. Friday the 13th played a nice trick on Night Clerk Boyles of the Oneida hotel. Boyles had a number of 6:30 a. m. calls to make, but the clock decided to become thirty minutes slow. Frantically Boyles realized he was late. He began putting In calls. “It’s 7 o'clock,” said Boyles to one patron over the phone. ‘‘l don't care,” said a sleepy voice, "I have an 8 o’clock call. Tell the time of day to somebody else.” As Boyles broke off the connection he muttered: "Everything’s wrong.” Then he noticed the calender, "Fri day 13.” HE’LL NEVER FORGET IT. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Aug. 13.—Born on Friday the 13th, In a city ambulance, on the way to a hospital, was the ex perience shortly after midnight of a ten-pound baby boy, sea of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Crowley, this city. LUCKY TWICE IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Aug. 13.—A veritable cloud burst on the south side today drowned the Friday the thirteenth Jinx on at least two "occasions. Fire which de stroyed fivV dwellings was rapidly get ting beyond control whcirl torrential rain put out the flames. Andrew Chepanla, a farmer, of Gary, Ind., drove a motor truck loaded with fruit and vegetables into Chicago. The heavy rain forced him to seek shelter in his uncle’s house. Just as be entered the building the truck was shattered by a blast of dynamite. Police believe busi ness rivals planted a bomb Formally Charged With Kidnaping NORRISTOWN, Penn., Aug 13. Auguato Pasquale, confessed operative in the Blakley Coughlin kidnaping case, wns charged with kidnaping, extortion and use of the mails to defraud on arraign ment here today. 50,000 Rooms for ‘Boys’ of ’6l Thousands of rooms In private homes will be needed for the O. 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 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 , Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. Wife Takes Baby Away; Husband Tries Suicide Tragic Chapter Written in Long' Fight Over Possession of Child. At the city hospital Earl Pattlson is struggling to recover from a self-in flicted wound. He shot himself last night because bla wife. Myrtle Pattlson, had disappeared with their baby son. Bob. The attempted suicide came as a climax to numerous efforts of each of the parents to spirit the baby away from the other. Four months ago the case came be fore the Juvenile court and It wasj thought a reconciliation between bus- ! band and wife had been affected. Pattlson, who lived at "06 North Me ridian street, attempted suicide last night while seated on the grass In St. Clair park. Pattlson, who Is an ex-soldler, shot ! The Columbia club tame near being "cleaned out” last night. The only trouble via that while Cal vin Stark, negro, 1425 North Capitol — 7— avenue was car „ r—rying things to '?y! H [ilv. a waiting truck A-Tyl ° O Lc —I 8 policeman wa* Jr watching. Calvin, who % ‘WTIrrF-'l Trn * employed by I !aj I 1 the club, is ia M ) He Is said to have carried a side of bacon, a ham, a bottle of blu ing. two pounc's of coffee, five bars o, laundry soap, three cans of corn, three cans of string beana, three cans ct peaches, three cans of pineapple, a can of salt, a large can of apples and sixty pounds of sugar from the storage room of the club to an alley, where the ar ticles were hidden in eome barrels un der some stale bread. WHEN A TIMES REPORTER CALLED AT THE MAYOR’S OF FICE AT 11:40 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, HE WAS INFORMED THAT THE MAYOR WAS IN, WHICH MAKES THREE MORN INGS STRAIGHT, HUT HE HAD APPARENTLY NOT ACCOM PLISHED ANYTHING TOWARD SOLVING THE MANY PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE CITY. The story has Just leaked out of how a night watchman in a certain public building narrowly 7 esca P ,HI with bis ln a batt; i e f\ The only reason be escaped with Ills life was the fact TT® p|l -that no burglars happened in the -=*— h building on this particular occasion. For, during one (as far as ia known) whole night, this watchman sat ln his chair, revolver in hiu lap, and his heavy mace beside his chair, happily dreaming of the time when /he would have to worry no longer about prowlers in pub lic buildings. An employe of the building happened in earlier than usual this morning, and a promise was exacted from him never to teil but nevertheless, the. story just “leaked out.” • Jnbiana Sail® aimcs Mr*. Myrtle Pattlson and Her 8-Months-Old Son, Bob. ‘Dead Man’s Club’ Legion Proposal A “dead man's" club may be formed In connection with the American legion, it was announced today. ' There are approximately 2,000 men in the United State* who were re porejal in the casualties to have died and the names of many of them ap pear on battle field graves. William Wart, Akron, 0., one of the "dead” men, la back of the move ment. Almost Did It, Too Little Journeys to the Mayor’s Office Prepared Anyway INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1920. himself in the left breast with a JW caiiber revolver. The police say It was his second at tempt to end his life within two months. It was early in April that the Pat tison case first became public. Pattlson disappeared from the North Meridian street bouse, taking with him hi* son. His wife showed the police a note In which she alleged Pattlson threatened to kill both the baby and himself if any attempt was made to find the child. LEARNED C HILD WAR IN C HICAGO. A few days went past and the pollen bad not found the missing man and bt baby, but Mrs. Pattlson in some way (Continued on Page Sixteen ) • F.D. ROOSEVELT OPENS CAMPAIGN IN MINNESOTA Speaks in Twin Cities and Is Luncheon Guest of Promi nent Party Men. MINNEAPOLIS, Aug, 13. The dem ocratic national campaign waa formally opened In Minnesota today with the ar rival of Franklin D. Roosevelt, vice presidential candidate. The former assistant secretary of th* navy was to address a raasa meeting. Following the meeting a luncheon waa to be served, many prominent democrat* attending. A public reception was to be held fol lowing the luncheon. After the reception Roosevelt will be turned over to an escort of Bt. Paul democrats, who will accompany him to th* latter city, where he will address a mass meeting this afternoon. DO REMUS CHOSEN TO LE/XD IN WEST NHW YORK, Aug. 13.—Announcement was made at democratic headquarters today that Frank Doremus of Detroit, former congressman, has been named western campaign manager and would have headquarters nt Chicago. TO PLAY ROOSEVELT AGAINST ROOSEVELT CHICAGO, Aug. 13.—The republicans are going to play Roosevelt against Roosevelt, it wns learned at national headquarters here today. Announcement was made that Lieut. Col. Roosevelt will upeu a speaking tour here early next month and will then go over much the same territory that is being covered now by Franklin D. Roose velt, democratic vice presidential nom inee. “We'll show the country that we, not the democrats, have got the real Roose velt,” said Senator Hurry New, in charge of the speakers’ bureau here. BRYAN FOR CHANGE IN CONSTITUTION LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 13.—The only real difference William Jennings Bryan secs in the acceptance speeches of Sena tor Harding and Gov. Cox is that Hard ing “wants to go back to normal” and Cox wants to “go forward.” In the August issue of the Commoner, his magazine, out today, tin Nebraskan (Continued on Page Two.) OH, THAT MILITARY CIRCUS! -I- -I- *1- -I- -I- -I- -1- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- Top Notch of Daring Reached, Is Verdict By WALTER D, HICKMAN. “Peanuts, crackerpack and smokes, gents. How many?” I looked up and saw before me a big, tall, strappin’ khaki clad son of Uncle Sam. 1 He held two bags of peanuts In his right hand while his left securely gripped a big box containing many sacks of crackerjack, peanuts and other circus food. ' “Os course we want peanuts,” said County Clerk Dick Sipe, who was with me at the First Division Circus yesterday afternoon. “What’s a circus without peanuts?” Sipe reached down in his pocket, drew out a bill, handed it. to the soldier and in exchange received two bags of peanuts and his change. “Thanks,” said the Yank, who did his bit over there and now is going about with a slight limp caused by a German shell. The very second .that I opened the bag of peanuts. I became a "kid” again and (he circus became a kid’s paradise. I forgot all about newspapers, courts, mine strikes, high rents and the like for two wonderful hours. The military circus clowns became fun nier at, I cracked a peanut and chewed away. “Take a look at those cowboys doing some real stunts on the horses,” said Sipe ln reminding me that peanuts and clowns were not the whole show. A number of soldiers dressed ln cow boy attire put their horses through some SIMPLY BOUND TO HAVE THOSE HORIZONTALS Fesler Crowd, in Board of Re view, Orders Tax In creases. VORHIES IN LONE STAND The majority members of the Marlon county board of review, in special ses sion today, forgot their oaths not to assess property above its true cash value, rescinded the board’s former action re ducing the asessments in hve townships of the county and ndopted anew reso lution replacing horizontal increases as ordered by the state tax board Aug. 23, 1919. Three members of the board voted to rescind the former action and the same three voted to adopt a resolution order ing the increases as fixed by the state tax board. The members voting to uphold the ar bitrary actions of the state tax board in face of the decision of Judge Linn Hay of the superior court, room 2. artd of the state supreme court In holding that the state tax board exceeded Its legal authority In authorizing the horizontal Increases were County Auditor I.eo K. Fesler, County Assessor Jack Douglas and Henry Campbell, one of the free holder members of the buard. D. W. Vorhies, a farmer of Perry town ship, voted against rescinding the order of the board of review of Aug. fl In order ing a reduction In the assessments in five townships, nnd also voted against the new resolution putting the horizon tal increases on all the townships. MR. VORHIES WAKES STATEMENT. In refusing to be a party to the ap parent flagrant forgetfulness of their oaths not to assess any property above ita true cash value, Mr. Vorhies said:. “As I see the law this board is con cerned In equalizing assessments as be tween townships and when this board certifies back the horizontal, increase it will make the values In five towuships above the true cash value. “Neither this board nor the state tax board is created for raising revenue, but for assessing only, and T fee! we are violating our oaths la referring back the horizontal Increases. * “So I vote no," said Mr. Vorhies. In costing the only vote against the ar bitrary resolution which was introduced by Auditor Fester and seconded by Mr, Campbell. Ralph Lomoke, county treasurer, and fifth member of the board of review, was not present at the meeting today. It became known that Auditor Fesler had not sent the previous order of the board of review in making decreases in five townships, but hud held up that order since Aug. 6. Fesler called a special meeting of the board of review for this morning and succeeded in getting enough votes to put over the plan for which he has con tended. This order of the board of review will cause the taxpayer of Marlon county to pay the horizontal Increase* which the state supreme court held were Illegal. Th* resolution f the board of review (Continued on J‘*e Sixteen.) NAME CANDIDATE FOR COURT BENCH Deupree or Felts May Get Ap pointment to Run. A candidate for Judge of the supreme court of Indians fO ( tilt the unexpired term of the late Lawson M Harvey will be named tomorrow by Benjamin Bosse. chairman of the democratic state commit tee, it was announced today, following a conference between Mr. Bosse, Thomas Taggart aud W. 11. O’Brien. Charles K. Cox, upon his return to In dianapolis yesterday from a vacation trip, announced that he would not accept the nomination if it were offered him. Mr. Cox’s refusal to make the race leaves the appointment, it is believed, to either Judge Deupree of Franklin or Judge Edward Felts of Greenfield. At the conference today between Chair man Bosse, Mr. Taggart and Mr. U’Brlen, dates for district meetings at which the state chairman will be ln attendance, were selected. August 18 was selected as the date for the meeting in the Twelfth district, and a meeting will be held ln the Thir teenth Aqg. 19, omefhe occasion of the visit of Gov. Cox to South Bend in connection with the midsummer meeting of the Indiana Democratic Editorial, as sociation. Committees for the arrangements for the Roosevelt meeting to he held In In dianapolis Aug. 30 were announced tk> day by the state committee. The committee in charge of the hall for the night of the meeting is ns fol lows : John E. Spiegel, chairman; w W. Houck, Homer L. Cook, Frank P. Baker, James Dalton, John D. Shea, James H. Fry, Bernard Korbly, J. O. Vanier and Leßoy Ranch. The following men will comprise the publicity committee: Bowr.ian Elder, chairman: Dick Mil ler, Charles E. Cox. Hnrold C. Keightner, Robert A. Butler, Joseph 11. McGowun, Tnul G. Davlß, Bert Hendren, Jacob P. Dunn and Leo X. Smith. The Roosevelt meeting will be held in Tomlinson hall. Additional committees will he an nounced within a few days, it was 1 stated. paces that would make the ordinary cir cus performer green with envy. It was when this same crowd of fel lows began doing some daring riding stunts on fast-going horses that the audi ence began to cheer and act Just like children. Three horses were going neck and neck, one of the riders leaped to the ground, hurdling over two horses and landing on the back of the third! That was the stuff the tired business man of Indianapolis has been waiting to see for months. The trick riding, to my way of think ing, was the ercVning achievement of the performance of the First division circus, and tho bareback riding exhibi tion has never been equaled in ntf ex perience. Th 6 military clown may not be a eou (Continued on Fsgo Two.) . JBy Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Subscription Rates. ( By MaU> 50c Per Month . , 5 00 Per Tear . RUSS SUPREME ATTACK OPENS ON POLE CITY Warsaw Citizens Flock to De fense of Capital as Enemy Closes In. HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT LONDON, Aug. 13. —A gigantic at tack by the Russians in supreme ef fort to capture Warsaw is opening, the British mission in Poland report ed today. The British said the people of Warsaw were giving a heroic demon stration of patriotism and were flock ing to the defense of the city. Downing street expects Warsaw to fall today or tomorrow, according to reports today. The Russians are advancing on Warsaw from three, directions, and British official circles in London be lieve they will the Polish capi tal tomorrow or tomorrow. WARSAW, Aug. i2 (va London, Aug. 13. —A violent battle on which the fate of Warsaw depends is raging over a 100 mile front northwest and north of thta ■ity. Terrific hand-to-hand fighting la pro gressing. The Poles are retreating along th* left flank. A state of siege has been proclaimed in Warsaw. The Russians are reported to have captured Pultusk, twenty-six miles north of Warsaw. The Polish defenders of Mlava. on the Warsaw-Danzig railway, have surren dered without fighting. The city was surrounded by red cav alry and the Poles could make no de fense. Russian detachments that outflanked the left wing of the Polish army north w.-st of Warsaw are advanclag toward Plock on the Vistula river. Masses of Russian reinforcement* were thrown Into the engagement on the northern front In a desperate effort to break through. Two thousand fresh Polish cavalry men-are being rnshed up to the front In an attempt to stem the red onrush. Anew Polish army is being organized at Posen. TO REMAIN IN CAPITAL. The government is anxious over the situation, but has announced it will re main In the capital to the very last. AH possible volunteers are being flung Into the battle by the Poles. They are being massed In the last lines of defense on the northwestern and northern frqnta. At point* where the Polish left flank gave way the Poles retired so precipi tately that they lost contact with th* Russian*. At other place* the Pole* launched acreage counter assaults and succeeded In stemming the Russian advance. Fierce fighting Is In progress around Pultusk, where the reds are swinging southward in the direction of Naslelsk, ten miles south of Pultusk. Fighting Is Increasing In violence on the southern front, but there have been no Important development* on the een rding dispatches fjom field headquarter*. • Gen. Budenny's red cavalry army ta acting as the advance guard. It ha* reached the line of Radzlchow- Cholojow, leaving the Infantry to fol low. RUSS ARMISTICE WITH ARMENIA LONDON, Aug. 13.—Russia has ef fected an armistice and preliminary leaoe agreement with Armenia, the Rus sian soviet announced today. The Information wns received ln the same radiogram that contained the soviet war office communique. ENGLISH MINERS GIVE ULTIMATUM LONDON. Aug. 13.—Robert Smlllle, bead of the federation of coal miners, announced today that the British miners would refuse to produce coal for France if "France persists in her war-Uke atti tude toward soviet Russia.” FRANCE INDORSES STAND OF U. S. PARIS, A fig. 13. —France today sent a note to the United States declaring that it holds the same views with regard to Russia that were expressed by Presi dent, Wilson in the note to the Italian ambassador. It is declared that the present bolshe vik regime did not represent tho Rus sian people and that it was a negation of everything honorable. “The American government, desiring to aid the Russian people, has faith in their future. France indorses this declaration unreservedly,” the note stated. / rtu 'All/ I /ow ooija s^ lt I /A I ... I. j . HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY TENNESSEE SENATE RATIFIES SUFFRAGE Lower House Adjourns Until Monday With Bill Still in Committee. > COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. 13.—When news of the Tennessee senate’s fav orable action on the suffrage amendment was communicated to Gov. Cox he said: “I’m mighty glad to hear of it.” He indicated he might make a formal statement later. * NASHVILLE, Term., Aug. 13.—The state senate today approved tha federal suffrage amendment. The vote was 25 ayes, 4 noes; 4 not voting. The fate of woman suffrage now lays In the hollow of the hand* ninety-nine men—the members of the house of representatives of the pres ent assembly If the house passes the ratifying resolution, it will provide the thirty sixth state to ratify the amendment and insure the voting by all women in the United States in the November elections. The house, after a short session, adjourned until Monday with the suf frage bill still in committee. Bodies of Girl, 16, and Man, 48, Found in Wood Suicide Pact Seen in Deaths of Worldly One and Coun try Lass. WASHINGTON, Ang. 13.—The tragic romance of a wealthy man of the world and a country miss was unfolded here today through investigation of the deaths of J. Ford Thompson, traveler and ar tist, and Mary Sneeringer, pretty wait ress. While Washington police spread a drag net to catch Thompson on a charge of abducting the girl, the bodies of the 48- year-old man and the pretty 16-year-old girl were fonnd in the woods near Eni mittaburg, Md.. not far from here. Both had been shot through the head and neaj-by lay two revolvers and an open book of aonneta. This ended a search which began when the-conple. after leaving the Slagle ho tel In Emmlttsburg, where the girl was a waitress, had failed to return from a stroll. That was Wednesday night. The girl'a aunt, who operates the ho tel, searched Mary’a room and fonnd notes which hinted vaguely at her going away, but whether these notes referred to suicide or to plans for an elopement with Thompson could not be determined. Thompson, rich and with nothing to do, met the girl this spring when he moved from Washington to Maryland. He often spoke to his friends about Mary, telling of plans to educate her. The girl apparently returned his affec tion. But her relatives objected to Thomp son because of tbe 'disparity In ages and also because Thompson waa married. His wife some years ago obtained a legal separation from him and now lives In France with their 11-year-old child, according to information here. Thompson and the girl continued to meet, however, in spite of objections. Last week the girl's relatives told Thompson to stay away. When he and Mary disappeared Mary’s relatives notified Maryland authorities and Washington police to apprehend Thompson on a charge of abduction. The two apparently went to the lonely spot In the woods where- their bodies were fonnd and killed themselves. Police believe they agreed to die to gether because of their hopeless romance Thompson was a son of Dr. J. Ford Thompson, widely known ’Washington surgeon. JURY FINISHES WORK BEFORE IT Five Additional Indictments Contain 2 Murder Charges. The Msrion county grand Jury today completed ail business before that body by returning five additional indictments With all vvork disposed of at this time. Acting Judge Fremont Alford of the criminal court excused the grand Jury until again summoned into session to consider additional matters. Under the instructions of Judge Al ford. the grand jury disposed of Us busi ness for the summer period in the fastest time ever done In that court. Three of the five indictments returned today were against the following: Luther Rice, charged Vlth the first degree murder of Alexander Scott by shooting him on June 20, death result ing July 22. Richard Jackson charged with second degree murder by shooting William Lewis on June 18, death resulting June 22, 1920. Theodore Coleman charged with burg larizing the store room of Joe Bruck. 2506 Northwestern avenue. The names of the other two indicted were not made public, as they are not under arrest. NO. 81. The senate victory was won after sev eral anti-suffrage senators made vitu perative attacks on the women urging ratification. Senator Candler was the main anti ratification orator. Speaker Todd rebuked him sharply fox some of his statements. The house action is a victory for anti suffrage forces who have been seeking with desperation for delay, believing do lay will give them time to solidify their forces and block ratification. Gov. Roberts sat near the senate speaker as the Tote was called. The senate adjourned till 10 a. m. Mon day. The legislature has a “legal and moral right to act,” the report of the committee on constitutional amendment to the sen ! ate declared. Inhibitory clauses in the state con stitution are invalidated by the United | States constitution. It was argued. The report expressed the view that "suffrage is at hand” and may be de | layed, but can not be defeated. The minority report was tabled when | an effort was made to adopt it. The vote was 23 to 10. When the suffrage resolution wa3 brought up for passage a point of rfler was made by Senator McFarland. The chair overruled the point and an appeal was taken. The senate sustained the ruling of the speaker. The vote was 27 to 3. It was another victory for suffrage. SPEAKER OF HOUSE AROUSES WRATH. Speaker Seth Walker of the house had a personal hand In forcing the decision of delay by the house committee. By virtue of his office of speaker he is a member ex-officio of every commit tee. a privilege of which he rarely avail* himself. He attended the meeting of the con stitutional amendment committee last ; night and voted to hold over until Mon day night He also is understood to have prevailed jpon one of his staunch adherent* in the committee to hold with him. Suffragists are bitter at what they i term the speaker's unprecedented action. The house has the power to call any resolution hack from committee and act on it, it only takes a majority rot* to do this, and tbe same majority vote which would pass the ratification resolu tion would be able to call It back from committee. The house also would be able to act on the senate resolution, when passed by that body and reported to the house. This would Involte a suspension of the rules. ~~ What step* ratification leadership In the bouse will take to force a decision there today were the subject of confer ences lasting far into the night without decision. The public hearing last night before the two committees which have the res olutions in charge, brought fo/th one of the most brilliant displays of oratory seen in the capitol. The house chamber was packed to tbe eaves with legislators and spectators, practically all of whom were wearing the suffrage yellow or the anti red. SENATE COMMITTEE FAVORABLE IN N. C . RALEIGH, N. C., Aug. 13. —The senate committee on constitutional amendments today voted 7 to 1 In favor of ratifying the Anthony amendment. The resolution will come upon the floor for its second reading Tuesday. A ratification resolution also was in troduced in the house but~~not voted on by the committee. • It will be taken up later. In a speech, a large part of which was an argument against woman suffrage. Gov. Bickett urged the North Carolina legislature in joint session here to ratify the Susan B. Anthony amendment to the federal constitution. Bickett anuounced at the outset be Is opposed personally to suffrage. “I greatly fear that woman suffrage would reopen old race problems and force us to fight the 'battle for whites in North Carolina all over again,” said Bickett. He said he was "in deepest sympathy” with the sentiments of the alxty-three legislators who signed a message to Ten nessee legislators urging them not to ratify. Gov. Bickett declared, however, that women should have a voice in declditc whether the league of nations covenant is adopted or not: that, as they are the mothers of soldiers, they should be permitted to voice their sentiments on measures designed to make war impossi ble. He said be was out of sympathy with those who held the suffrage amendment was an interference with state rights. v Woman suffrage, the governor went on, is a condition and not a theory, and (Continued on Page Two.) OPEN LETTER TO FREDERICK VAXNCYB, District Attorney. Dear Fred—lt ought not to be nec essary for you to take steps to pre vent the Haag booze from getting back into commercial channels, but your action Is certainly commend able. We seem to be ln that unfortunate position In Marlon county where only the federal law enforcement agencies are not subject to influence* that do not always make for the ob servance of the law. The entire Haag proceedings fur nishes an excellent illustration of the reasons local communities are seeking more and more the protec tion that Is so hard to get in the state courts and so capably afforded by the federal courts.