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Showers probable tonight and Satur day, followed by cooler weather. vol. xxxra. SOUTH BEND SPEECH SHOWS COX FIGHTER Candidate Has Punch of Roosevelt and Courage in Abundance. VANQUISHES HECKLER By R. A. SOUTH BEND, Aug. 20. —James M. Cox, democratic nominee for presi dent, demonstrated in his speeches before the people of the Thirteenth district and the Indiana Democratic Editorial association that he pos sesses all the ability to deliver the same kind of campaign punches that marked the career of Theodore Roosevelt. Combined with the ability to drive home his points with rhetoric and true oratory is a willingness to go the limit in his statements that both im presses and inspires confidence. Not since the days of the intrepid Roosevelt has a campaign orator entered Indiana who exhibits greater enthusiasm, ability to handle himself and straight forward flgSting of this type. Mr. Cox willv take care of himself in any hind of conditions that may confront him. He will call a spade by its real name and he will show whether it is a “fine dgy” or not without consulting the gov ernment observer to verify his opinion. HECKLER APPEARS AT OPEN-AIR MEETING. At-the open-air meeting here a man who was in the company of J. P. O’Ma honey .of Indianapolis attempted to heckle Cox. The speaker was discnsslng the high cost of living and advocated a law gov erning storage of food products. This heckler, apparently planted for the purpose, interrupted Mr. Cox to ask: “Why didn't Wilson give us that kind of a law?” Quick as a flash Cox pointed out the questioner to the crowd and answered him: “Your party has had control of con gress for two years and congress makes our laws.'' The crowd cheered and the heckler at tempted to Slip away. Again Cox brought him to the atten tion of the crowd and invited him to re main, with the statement: ‘You asked for information, now stay and get it." The discomfiture of the heckler was only matched by the enjoyment of the crowd while the nominee continued to talk of the failures of tbfe republican congress. KEPCBLICAX FTXI) SET AT $15,000,000. Mr. Cox charged that the republican party Is raising a minimum of $15,000,000 to- corrupt the electorate in this cam paign. He did not say “according to reports.” He said, “I know this to be true." "I know of one man and nineteen of his clerks who contributed $20,000 to this fund under the SI,OOO contribution plan. “This money/’ said Cox, “is to be used in the close states, not for the ■whole United States, and the methods In which It will be used never can be said to be ethical.’’ This kind of straightforward fighting characterizes the Cox speeches. He is “on his toes'’ all the time and he presents such a marked contrast in his utterances to the “front porch'' can didate that before this campaign is over the red-blooded American people are going to love “Jimmie Cox.'’ They came from miles to South Bend to hoar Cox and no one want away dis appointed. Republicans listened, smiled and proudly proclaimed that “whatever you say, you have to admit that Cox Is a real fighter." JCBIEANT OVER MEETING EFIECT. The Thirteenth district democrats wets Jubilant over the effect of the Cox meet ing. The northern part of Indiana has awakened to ;he fact that the propa ganda of “the democrats have no chance” has been wiped out completely. The drift to Cox has started strong in Indiana and only a complete reversal of popular opinion will prevent it from delivering Indiana to the democratic party this fall. Thomas Taggart, Julia Landers and Ida McClone Gibson spoke at the meet ing, following the editorial banquet be fore more than six thousand people in the big ball. Dr. Carleton B. McCulloch, democratic candidate for governor, summed up the reception to Gov. Cox In a speech ex pressive of the attitude of the state to (Continued on Pago Eleven.) WILSON CALLS LEAGUE MEETING Assembly Will Be Held Nov. 15 at Geneva. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 —President Wilson has Issued the call for the first meeting of the league of nations assem bly, it was announced today at the state department. The date set for the meeting is Nov. 15, and It is understood that Geneva will be the meeting place The call has been sent to Sir Eric. Drummond, the league secretary, who must make the test public. Lord Mayor of Cork Is Placed in Prison DUBLIN, Aug. 20—Terence Mac- Sweeny, lord mayor of Cork, sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for sedition, was in an extremely weakened condition from hunger striking when he was taken to today. Eighteen othe’r Irish hunger strikers were deported to England. They were carried aboard the steamer on stretchers. Three of them, at the point of death, were said to have been forcibly fed be fore being taken aboard. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis affd vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Ang. 21, 1920: Showers probable tonight and Saturday morning, followed by clearing and cooler weather. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. • 6 a. m 72 7 a. m 72 S a. m 78.- 9 a. m 80 10 a. m 82 11 a. 88 12 moon) 85 1 p. m, .MneefMHui" 87 Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March S. 1879. Calls Cox Speeder B . MtgEBH H loSi B&SHf Jjflfl KSH' *. g§|gi||p^ 888. * - |BSBL\ < ,jj^pS S’litpley: v£s^ss^\BsnßfiHfi] r s/vr*-T J J ! Joseph Shipley, marshal of Granville, Licking county, Ohio, who directed the arrest of four chauffeurs driving automo biles in which Gov. James M. Cox and his party of campaigners were returning from a political meeting in Wheeling, w. Va The governor and his party were held up on the Ohio state highway near Jack sontown. v Constable Shipley, it is said, ordered the governor and his party to return to Jacksontown, as they had been speeding. The governor, however, according to reports, ordered his chapffeur to pro ceed. WILL RUN DOWN VOTE TRICK TIP Cox Hears of G. O. P. Plan to Harp on ‘Unemployment.’ COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. -20—Gov. Cox, democratic presidential candidate, re turned here at 12:10 this afternoon from South Bend, Ind., where he made two addresses yesterday, opening the Indiana democratic campaign. While at Toledo today it became known that Gov. Cox has started a survey of circumstances surrounding the laying off of numbers of workmen in various in dustries, following receipt of intimation that republican leaders plan to use "un employment” as an argument In per suading workmen to vote against the democratic ticket In the November elec tions. The surveys, it was stated, will be directed particularly toward condi tions in the mills of the American Woolen Company and those prevailing on 4 cer tain railroad system. Gov. Cox’s attention was first directed to the matter several'days ago at To ledo when a man, whose name was not made public, talked with the governor and assure him such a plan was being worked out. Gov. Cox left South Bend shortly after 1 o’clock this morning, but hts car was sidetracked at Toledo for several hours. He Is due to arrive In Columbps at 10 o’clock this morning. The remainder of the day he plans to spend working on state business The governor will speak tomorrow at Orrvllle, 0., and at the Cox day cele bration in Canton. Such Is Mystery “There is a burglar iu the garage in the rear of 1020 Central avenue trying 50 steal an automobile." —| Two bicycle po wers sent to the scene fom .sub station No. 1. R. C. Osborn, 1020 Central ave nue. directed the officers to the _ garage, which I*--' /aa M building the po- I <— ■' lire found sur rounded by dozen men and almost as many women armed with clubs and revolvers From the garage came the sound of an automobile horn. The officers entered the garage and found that a short circuit of the wires on the automobile had caused the horn to sound at intervals as if touched by a human hand. Gasoline Explosion Kills 2, Injures 8 r SYRACUSE. N. Y„ Aug. 20.—Two per sons. possibly more, were killed and eight seriously injured in an explosion which demolished a gasoline serving sta tion here today. Little Journeys to the Mayor’s Office “Do you expect the mayor today?” The Tiroes reporter, whose duty It is to call upon .Mayor Charles TV. •Jewett, inquired at the executive chambers at the city hall today. ‘‘He’s out of the city and we don’t expect him until tomorrow," was the response. Fixed for a Long Time A thief today is prepared to furnish uniforms for eight persons, i — jf 1 -ms —| Samuel So lonian parked his automo \\ bile on Massachu setts venue last night and when he f returned discovered that a thief had carried away a A large trunk that ‘-~~4£ N h was in the ton neau. The trunk contained eight uniforms for the Elks’ lodge and six dozen in door baseballs. Order Creates Nine Army Corps Areas WASHINGTON, Aug. 20—Creation of nine army corps areas to supplant the present army department, as provided under the army reorganization bill, was announced by the secretary of war this afternoon. The order creating the corps areas is effective Sept. 1. Suspend Increased Grain Freight Rates WASHINGTON. Aug. rates on grain feom St. Louis" to Cin cinnati and Gouftvillp were suspended by the commerce commission today aaMUhjft M, j \ ' * 3hMmm M Hitxi SIGNATURE OF COLBY AWAITS OFFICIAL WORD Suffrage to Become Effective When Tennessee Ratifica tion Is Certified. STAND IS UNCHANGED WASHINGTON Aug. 20.—The proclamation declaring suffrage for womento be effective has been pre pared by the state department and is ready for Secretary Colby to affix his signature as soon as official word of Tennessee’s ratification is re ceived, it was learned this afternoon. The state department is expecting official notice of Tennessee’s ratifi cation by courier today or tomorrow. NASHVILLE. Tenn , Aug. 20.—Stand ing like a stone wall the Immortal forty nine today again blocked the antis and prevented an. adjournment of the house of representatives from Friday until 3 ’oclck Monday afternoon. They then forced 10 a. m. Saturday for the next session date. Every man who voted Wednesday for or against ratification was in his seat today and every man lined up exactly as he did on that occasion. Speaker Walker failed to avail himself of his opportunity to call up the rati fication resolution for reconsideration, despite his claims last night at the anti mass meeting that ha had fifty-three votes against suffrage. LAST DAY TOR WALKER TO A#T. Today was the last day In which Speaker Walker alone had the right to bring up the resolution. Tomorrow any member can do so, and suffrage leaders intend to bring it up immediately, table It, and have the | Tennessee suffrage fight over. Disturbing rumors of the defections of two men from suffrage ranks were met today when both men voted ring ingly against the Monday adjournment, and a sigh of relief went # up from throughout the packed hall. The antis made no move of any kind ; in the house today in regard either to i reconsideration of ratification or probe of bribery charges. The day went smoothly with the pas sage of routine measures, until adjourn ment came. Antis Immediately moved to make it 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. Instantly twenty suffrsge men were on their feet demanding roll call. As the men one by one answered as ! they had Wednesday suffragists cheered. When the result was announced forty -1 nine against Monday to forty-seven for ! it, the antis gave up and allowed the f motion for adjournment to Saturday to be carried without roll call. | Their only chance tomorrow la to be | absent In great enough numbers to break the constitutional quorum of slxty-fU. SI FIR A GISTS SING •‘.AMERICA.” As the members filed out luffrtjglsts in the halls wtre (Tinging “Amerles” in ; chorus. ‘ The great volume of the national song filled the ball; happy tears streamed from the eyese of many suffrage women, who wept with pride at the gallant forty-nine. At a mass meeting of the antis in the Ryman auditorium last night. Walker said: “I thank God that I may say we have forty-seven votes signed and three more coming tonight. “I am glad that they realise the se ! riousness of the situation, and have al- I lowed good Judgment to overcome their i desires for political expediency,” be ended. According to the statement of Senator I Lon McFarland, all expenses of the mass (Continued on Page Ten.) RAIL WORKER ASSAULT VICTIM Chicago Conductor Shot and Beaten, in Switch Shanty. CHICAGO, Aug. 20.—Unconscions. with a bullet hole in the back of his head and the top of his skull crushed, presumably by a pistol butt, Edward A. Romelsenger, a freight conductor, is believed to be dy ing at St. Bernard’s hospital. Early today, Romelsenger told other njembers of bis train crew he was feeling if! and dizzy. He left them to go to a nearby switch shanty to lie down for a while. Three hours later, he was found un conscious in the shanty amidst a sce.ne of wild confusion. Papers and orders in the shack were strewn about the floor, a lantern globe had been smashed, a cot overturned and broken, while bloodstains were on the walls. Labor trouble may have been the motive for the crime, authorities assert. BIGAMIST ONCE HELD FOR MURDER Oliver Smith, Arrested Yester day, Has Police Record. Oliver Smith. 36, arrested in this city for bigamy and bbund over to the grand jury in city court under a high bond yesterday afternoon, was apprehended here June 27.1911, on the charge of hav >ng murdered his wife in Cincinnati. He was returned to that city, but the disposition of the case has not been learned. When Bert Perrott, the Bertlllon clerk, pleasured Smith today his former arrest was learned. Smith has been living at 438 Liberty street with a wife who formerly was Miss Willie Bostick of Chicago, whom he married in that city June 8. His arrest was caused by the former Miss Alma Hamble, 711 North Alabama street, married to him at Louisville Aug. 2. Another woman testified he obtained 81,900 from her through the promise of marriage. Body of Man Found in Capped Tank Car DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 20.—Officials planned to Investigate today the death of J. E. Buskin, 20, Goldthwaite, Tex., whose body was found in a capped tank car here. Justice of the Peace A. F. Flory said he believed Buskin had been murdered and the body thrown into the car. GRANT NEGROES TO- MARION, Ind„ Aug. 20—Members of the Grand County Negro Industrial as sociation be hosts to more than a thousand negroes of northern Indiana on the occasion of the annual emanedpa fliMfcrfMirtumtfon te b* haid Lara Sept. 24. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1920. Germans Aiding in Red Terror Stunts WARSAW, Aug. 20.—German citi zens are co-operating with the bol shevikl everywhere in the Invaded areas particularly In Pomerania, the Polish official communique reported today. The reds are said to be employing “terrorist’’ methods to subdue the anti-bolshevik population in captured territory. American aviators operating with the Polish armies have been singled out for praise by President Pil sudskl. POLES WORKING OUT EMBRACE FOR RUSS ARMY Gigantic Encircling Movement Is Being Carried Out Swiftly. LONDON, Aug. 20.—The Poles have advanced fifty miles on a 125-mile front east of Warsaw and forty miles north of Warsaw, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from the Polish capital this afternoon. The Poles have reached Clschanow on the Warsaw-Pantilg railway and Pul tusk. East of Warsaw the Poles hare taken Novo Minsk, Kalnsnzya, Biedloe and Lozice. WARSAW, Aug. 19 (via London, Aug. 20). —A gigantic encircling movement Is being carried out swiftly by the Polish army between Brest-Lltovsk and Dembll and dispatches from the front today in dicated that the bulk of the Russian army in Poland was In danger of being cut off, if this already has not been ac complished. The Poles are reported to have recap tured the great fotress of Brest-Lltovsk. A general Polish advance along the en tire 400 miles of battle front Is expected momentarily. The Russians are falling back in dis order north and east of Warsaw. The Poles have captured more than 10.000 prisoners and vast quantities of guns and ammunition. The foreign missions that went from Warsaw to Posen bs.ve been advised to return, as all danger >- this city Is past. The archbishop of Warsaw has or dered a day of thanksgiving with pray ers to celebrate the deliverance of the city. • The defeat of the red army was due to the skilful plana,of the French and Brit ish army officers who are directing Po lish operations. (Note —This is the first revelation that British officers have been taking an active part In aiding the Poles. Previous dispatches referred only to French army officers.) Airmen report great confusion behind the Russian lines. It Is believed the reds will not bo able to rally for another attempt against War- While the Russian advance towards the Vistula has been brovgbt to a standstill and the Russians are being thrown back at many points on the front, the soviet army In Galicia !* attempting an attack to divert the attention of the Poles. The Russians that have been threaten ing Lemberg have crossed the Bug river. V. S. WARXS POLES OF BATTLE LIMITS WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.—Poland had been warned by the United States not to repeat her advance Into Russian ter ritory If her tirmy succeeds in driving the bolshevtkl from Polish territory. It was stated offlieally here today. Unless this warning 1* heeded, Poland may prejudice her own case In the eyes of the United States, It was stated The attitude of this government la Indicated In the note to Italy outlining the American attitude toward the Polish situation. This note, while dMftring for the “po litical independence and territorial In tegrity of Poland, concludes with a re (Continued on Page Eleven.) PROBE CHARGE 50 YEARS OLD LEAVENWORTH, Has., Aug. 20. Desertion charges more tfum fifty years old are to be investigated by Col. Rosenbaum, commander of the military prison here, us a result of correspondence laid before him bp Samuel T. King, 75, Joplin, Mo., Civil war veteran. King claimed he was classed as a deserter in a letter from the chief of records and pensions at Washington. According to King, he enlisted Nov. 12, 1562. He was in three regi ments, he said, and was wounded at Haines’ Bluff, Miss. He clniwW he was discharged on a surgeon's dis ability claim Feb. 10. 1865. Rosenbaum refused to hold King, but promised an investigation. King has a wife and four children at Joplin. SIOO,OOO Mail Stolen From Chicago Station CHICAGO, Aug. 20.—Mail, said by postal inspectors here to amount to SIOO,OOO, was taken from the Illinois Cen tral station platform at 111th street by two auto bandits this afternoon. Police and postal authorities joined in pursuit of the men. The mail was supposed to have been directed to large steel concerns nearby. Seeks $10,300 Damages for Loss of Left Eye Abe Brody filed suit In the superior court, room 5, today against the Progress Laundry Company, asking $10,300 dam ages. The complaint states that on March 17, Bfody, who Is a Junk dealer, was re moving a boiler which he had purchased from the company, when the contents, caustic potash, which is poisonous to the human body, spilled and burned his face and body, and as the result of this he lost his left eye. The company did not tell him of the contents, he allegeß. New Bond Issue for Canal Bank Road The Marion county commissioners to day recalled the bonds for the improve ment of the Canal bank road between College avenne and Illinois street. The bonds formerly were intended to bear interest at the rate of 4*4 per cent, but the new bonds will bear 5 per cent. The new bonds will be sold as soon as the old bonds can be recalled. The Hoosier Motor club, in order to facilitate matters, helped In the work of surveying the road. The American Contsruction Company will start work on the road as soon as the notioe of resale of the bonds la ad vertised* CITY TAX RATE FOR NEXT YEAR ALMOST DOUBLE Bryson Says Administration Wishes to Leave Office Debt Clear. ESTIMATES GONE OVER Citizens of Indianapolis will pay ap proximately 50 per cenuhlgher taxes next year than this If unotfleial estimates of the city tax levy to oe presented with the city budget to-the city council to morrow afternoon, made by City Con troller Robert H. Bryson today are cor rect. Mr. Bryson estimated that the total city tax rate, not Including the rate of the school board, will be SI.Q7. The rate for this year, fixed last year, is 73-2 cents, making the estimated new rate 33.8 cents higher than the old. Controller Bryson and Corporation Counsel Samuel Ashby said the rate Is Increased so that the present administra tion can get rid of the accumulation of financial burdens hanging over It now so that It can go out of office a year from next January with Its bills paid and a surplus In the treasury for the incoming government. SOME REQUIRED FOR MISTAKE. Approximately 12 cents of the esti mated Increased levy Is needed to re pair the damage to the city’s finances wrought by the mistake of $100,000,000 In the assessed valuation of taxables made between the offices of County Auditor Leo K. Fesler and County As sessor Mike Jefferson last year and the refusal of the state tax board to give the city general fund a levy of 44 cents In stead of 42 cents. "We’re taking the attitude that the time has come when the finances of In dianapolis should be put on a firm basis,” said Mr. Bryson. “It is not fair to the merchants who sell goods to the city to make them seU and not know whether they are going to get their money in one month or two months, or even longer.” Mr. Brysqa announced that, following consideration of toe budget and tax levies by the department heads with the mem bers of Hie city council last night, he believes the various levies will be sent to the council tomorrow as follows: Track elevation $ .03 City sinking fund 025 Flood sinking fund 01 Improvement sinking fuijd 004 Firemen's pension fund (16 Police pension fund .008 Park department 06 Health department 11 Tuberculosis prevention 006 School health fund ’ 005 Sanitary department 030 Recreation department 02 City general fund 75 Total 4107 The levies which are Increased and the amounts over last year are as follows: Track elevation $.003 Park .department 02 Health department .06 Sanitary department 006 Recreation department 01 City general 21 ESTIMATES ARE CUT DOWN. Estimates of expenses for 1921 of va rious departments whose finances are de rived from the city general fund were pared at the conference last night. The paring, however, merely brought the total estimates of the demands on the fund \vlthln the $4,800,000 figure, which Controller Bryson predicted yes terday morning. The principal cuts were made In the estimates of the boards of pnblic works and of safety The board of safety, It 1* said, had figured too highly the* expense of in stalling the two-platoon system In the fire department, with the result that $117,000 was Spared from Its budget. The board of works’ budget was eut SOO,OOOI The total, as presented by the depart ment heads, would have reached approxi mately $4,925,000. This does not Include the budgets of the park, sanitation, recreation nnd health departments. A city general tax levy of 75 cents will false the necessary $4,900,000 on au as (Continued on Page Ten.) ARRESTS DUE IN BOOZE SCANDAL Federal and Municipal Of ficials in $25,000,000 Net. CLEVELAND, Aug. 20.—Dozens of per sona, among them federal and municipal officials, will be arrested shortly in con nection with what John Person, special internal revenue inspector from Baltimore terms a “gigantic $25,000,000 rum con spiracy operating in Kentucky, Ohio and on to the Atlantic coast.” More than twenty Clevelanders are im plicated, he said. Since Jan. 10 approximately $25,000,000 worth of liquor has been removed from government bonded warehouses in Ken tucky and Pennsylvania by theft or fake permits and distributed through agencies in Ohio to eastern states. Person said. Dry Your Fruit; Save Sugar Our Washington Information Bu reau has for free distribution a De partment of Agriculture booklet which tells how to save green food for winter use. Do you know that spinach and turnips may he dried and kept, all year? Do you know that this drying In the home may go right on while it is raining outside? Never was there greater need for saving the perishable foods of the summer season. Drying them is now the best method because it calls for no sugar. (Use the coupon. Write plainly.) r Indiana Daily Times Information Bureau, Washington, D. C. Frederick J. Haskin, Director. I enclose herewith 2 cents in stamps for return postage on tbt "Homo Drying” Booklet. Name Street City f * * State JBy Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Ra.tes. ( By Mall _ 800 Per Month; 15.00 Per Year. JUST LIKE THEM AT HOME -I- -I- -I- -|- -|- -|- -|- -|- -i- -|- -|- -|- -|- -l- -I- Woman and Works Clerk ‘Mix? at Meeting Insinuations that the board of publio works and employes connected therewith have “their hands behind them,” made by Mrs. Douglas A. Leath ers, 701 East Eleventh street, during a public hearing today so incensed WJIUJnm Cleary, clerk to the board, that he shouted: “When you die they'll have to tear your tongue out and beat it with a hammer.” / , The remark was the climax of an ex citing passage between Mrs. Leathers and Mr. Cleary. In which the former told, in no unmistakable terms, what she thought of public officials who “pushed her aside to talk with a negro,” and In which Mr. Cleary Indulged in language which could best bo described os forceful and In which he challenged .Mrs. Leathers to send hgr husband 1 to him. Mark Miller, acting chairman of the board, quelled what looked for a time like the beginr.vng or a serious disturb ance. The hot words began at the conclu sion of the hearing on the resolution for the widening of Edison avenue, from Massachusetts avenue to Eleventh street, and the cutting off of" the northeast corner of the Intersection of Eleventh street and College avenues, so as to provide a comparatively straight route for the College avenue car line, which It Is proposed to move from the sec tion of College avenue between Eleventh street and Massachusetts avenue to the corresponding section of Edison avenue. HOME STANDS IN THE WAY. Mrs. Leathers, whose husband is a physician, lives at the corner which Is to be cut, and Is opposing the proposed change because her home practically would be ruined. A delegation of forty residents of the district affected accompanied Albert Sahm, who presented a remonstrance which he said was signed by 400 resi dents along College avenue. The board postponed action on the resolution for two weeks in'order to in vestigate the claims of the remonstra tors, after It thought all the objectors had been beard. CHIEF WRIGHT DENIES RUMOR OF COLLUSION Says There Is No Under standing With Portland Cement Association' Denial that be had usurped any power or duties from H. K. Bishop, former chief engineer of the state highway commission, whose resignation was pre sented and accepted at a meeting Tues day, and the assertion that the law gives Mm full power (o reorganize any do pertinent of the commtsalon, were made today by L. H. Wright, director of the department. Mr. Wright also denied vehemently that be was trying to obtain an increase n hit aaiary, and denounced statements that be was in coiiusiow with tlte Port- Uud Cement association. tnere was any collnaion between this department and the Portland Ce ment association it was between a for mer official of the depatrment, and I was not a party to it, as reported.” fstd Mr. Wright, The director reiterated that tjie resig nations were asked of Mr. Bishop. W. W. Southard, former chief of the plans, specifications and estimates department, and of John M. Klmmell, chief of the bureau of county aid, because of the necessity for cutting down expenses In the commission. "We had out plans made for a 400-mile road construction program for the next two yearn.” said Mr. Wright. “Our appropriations were cut down, however, until the program had to be curtailed to a 100-mile road construc tion plan, and as you see, it would be necessary to cut down expenses. “Our plans have been made for this 100 mHe program so the services of Mr. Southard and of the county aid bureau were no longer needed. “It was for this reason and no other that the resignations were asked and accepted.” . \ Mr. Wrigfct took issue with the ment that officials of the Portland Ce-' ment association-, were seen often in his office, and declared officials of other companies often were visitors at his office. ADMITS HE HAS FRIENDS IN COMPANY. He admitted he was a personal friend of officers of the Portland company, but said he had personal friends in other companies as well. Successors to Mr. Bishop * and Mr. Southard will be named at a meeting of the commission to be held next Tues day, Mr. Wright said. No intimation as to whom the ap pointees would be waa given by the director, but he declared the salary of the chief to be appointed would not be in excess bf $5,000 a year. This salary, Mr. Wright said he would insist on, in consistency with Ms pro gram of economy, which was responsible for the three dismisaala. Mr. Wright denied strongly that ho was making any effort to obtain an increase in his own salary, declaring that while probably he would accept an increase should the commission gTant one, he would not apply for an increase (Continued on Page Ten.) SOLD WORTHLESS STOCK, CHARGE W. E. Young, Cincinnati, Held for Embezzlement. TV. E. Young of Cincinnati, formerly of Indianapolis, is in Jail today facing a charge of embezzlement. Young, who formerly had offices in the Knights of Pythias building, is alleged to have sold worthless stock in a wild oat concern known as the Cullinan Oil Company. The arrest was made after a complaint by James N. Fatout, sign painter, who has offices at 140 East Court Rtreet, that he bought stock in the Cuilinnn Oil Com pany for $2,500 and had not received any dividends from the purchase. Young was arrested in March of this year on a similar charge on a com plaint of Fatout, who had bought stock in the National Atlantic Petroleum Com pany for $4,700. It was found at that time, however, that the stock bad some value. The evidence was presented to the grand Jury, which could not indict Young on the evidence because the stock was not worthless. The grand jury held that the only way to indict, under the eirctmtstauees, would he under a blue sky law, which was not then in existance. Youug had just arrived in Indianapolis and was dining at a hotel when the arrest was mads. , He had been operating 14 Cincinnati up to the time mt his arrest, tt u Mid, /. HOME EDITION , 2 CENTS PER COPY Board Member Thomas A. Riley turned to Clerk Cleary and Instructed him to call the next resolution. Mr. Cleary starte dto do so, he said, when Mrs. Leathers interrupted with the remark: “We have two hours to be heard here by rights and we have a right to talk.” “Yes, that’s all you do is talk,” Mr. Cleary said, according to Mrs. Leathers. “How dare you speak to me that way,” Mrs. Leathers responded with beat. “I’m a citizen and a taxpayer. “This Is the kind of talk we get from our public officials when we come be fore them—this Is the kind of courtesy they show women. “This Is the same kind of courtesy I was shown the other day when I was pushed aside so the board could talk with a negro.” HAS BEEN THEBE SEVERAL TIMES. Mrs. Leathers has been before the board several times protesting against the change in the street several times. At this point Acting Chairman Miller remarked that the board of works had no ulterior motive In proposing the Edi son avenue improvement, that being a member of the board of works was a task which of necessity involved the job of disappointing many persons and that personally he was not and never would be a candidate for another public office. At this point, Mr. Cleary afterwards said, Mrs. Leathers said: “No, you’ve made enough out of this office.” Mrs. Leathers, according to Mr. Cleary, then placed her hand behind her back (Contlnoed on Page Ten.) HAIR CUT OFF AS SHE SLEEPS Someone broke Into the home of Mrs. Margaret Jones, 18, 2360 LaSalle street, last night, cut her hair from her head, laid It on a dresser and left the house. Mrs. Jones did not discover the loss of her hair until this morning, when she notified the police. Efforts to find a rndflve for the act have thus far been fruitless. Mrs. Jones and her husband, Wade Jones, were sleeping In a front room with a window opening on to the porch. The serten was removed from the window by the person who entered the house. Nothing in the house was disturbed. John Suddah, an uncle of Mrs. Jones, was sleeping in another part of the house, but he said he beard no noise. Mrs. Jones says she has no ene mies and is at a loss to account for tire episodic- Motorman Is Freed Edgar A. Hall, motorman of fthe Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Company car which killed Otto Schaef fer and Robert Sasser several days ago, and who was arrested on a charge of manslaughter, was dismissed In cdty court today when pictures showing that the view of the crossing where the ac cident occurred was obstructed were presented by the defense. Indianapolis Cos. Asks Rate Boost he Indianapolis Light & Heat Com pany filed with the public service com mission today a petition asking for an increase of 22Va cents on steam heating and 20 cents on hot water heating. A similar petition was filed Wednesday by the Merchants Heat &. Light Com pany. - Mrs. John Wanamaker Dies of Heart Trouble ATLANTIC CITY, N. J„ Aug. 20 —Mrs. John Wanamaker died at the Ambassa dor hotel here at noon today. Her entire family was at the bedside when she passed away. Mrs. Wanamaker had been ill for some weeks, suffering from heart trouble. Woman, 56, Wishes Office of Mayor CEDAR GROVE, La.. Aug. 20.—Mrs. W. J. Umbarger, 56, today was the Brat Louisiana woman to seek office since Tennessee ratified the federal suffrage amendment. She has entered the race for mayor. In Cabinet 12 Years, Death Expected Soon CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Aug. 20—"Tama Jim" Wilson, who served twelve years as secretary of agriculture during the ad ministration of Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft, is seriously ill at his home at Treaey. A telephone message from Traer today said he was expected to live but a few hodrs. Mr. Wilson' is suffering from kidney and bladder trouble. He celebrated his eighty-sixth birthday last Monday. Naming Coal Director Waits on U. S. Court No appointment of a director of the newly formed state coal commission will be made until after th# federal court rules on the constitutionality of the act creating the commission. Jesse E. Esch baeb, chief examiner of the state board of accounts and member of the commis sion. announced today. A suit was recently filed in federal court by the American Coal Mining Com pany challenging the validity of the aet. Mr. Eschbach said, however, the com mission would continue to Issue licenses to coal dealers and producers as pro vided in the act. . V Coal for Garbage Plant to Cost $3 City Purchasing Agent Dwight Ritter todgy announced the negotiation of a new contract for coal for the city gar bage plant at a price of $3 per ton for mine-run coal at the iffine. The contract is with the Star City Coal Mining Company of this city, which has mines south of Terre Haute. Tho price is effective from Sept 1 this year to the same date next year. The garbage plant uses from 6,90 to 7,000 tons of coal per ye.i-. The price under the present coatract M at the wMiaJ NO. 87. COAL MINING AT STANDSTILL FROM STRIKE Workers’ Officials Claim Settle ment Will Be Made Soon. MEN ARE ‘NOT STRIKING? By WALTER D. HICKMAN, Times Staff Correspondent. TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 20.—Coal production In this district was practical, ly at a standstill today because of the day men refusing to continue work un* der the awards made, by the coal com mission appointed by President Wilson. Although thirteen mines are reported idle at Bicknell, with nearly all mines ijdle In the Clinton and Brazil fields, as well as the southern Terre Hante field belt, officers of the United Mine Work ers stated at noon today that “a satis factory settlement with the day men** would be made within a few days. Os the approximately 30,000 miners In the state, about 30 per cent are day men. A prominent official of the United Mine Workers, on his return from Cleve land. made the following statement: “With the day men Idle in most mines of the state the situation Is serious, but the officers of the'miners are aptunistio because they feel that a satisfactory set tlement will be made within a few days. “The cause of this trouble Is due to the unfair wage Increase to the day men an dthe miners proper. This award only widened the breach between the day men r.nd the miners.” The day men are asking $8 a day. They are now getting $6 a day with the exception of the motormen, who get $6.50. The commission gave the day men & 20 per cent increase cn the $5 rate, mak ng them $6 a day. The commission gave miners a flat wage increase of 24 cents per ton on pick and machine mine coal and 20 per cent Increase on yardage and dead work. The day men feel that this is unfair to them. They ea ythe yare not striking; they are just refusing to work and claim they are ready to seek work in other lines, said the official, who spoke with authority for the coal miners. District officers are of the opinion that th eactlon of the coal commission In making awards to explosion workers aded another burden on miners. “The commission’s award in explosives wa st he cost price plus the insurance and the cost handling the explosives,” said an official of the miners. Continuing, he said: “We know that mills manufacturing explosives have taken advantage of this award of the commission and raised the price of ex plosives to the coal operators and opera, tors In turn have passed this increase on to the miner, who pays the bill. ‘‘Under the commission's award the coal operators have this privilege. “Assuming that the commission 1* honest, they do not know coal minlnp and Us problems, and they have fallen to understand the coal miner. “In making awards to day men, the commission-based them upon an unfair basis, which raised the wage but not In proportions regarded as fair. “If operators and coal miners had beet allowed to to have settled the question It would have been done fairly equit ably.” x DAY MEN IN 90 MINES IDLE. Day men in approximately ninety mines are aald to be Idle, but officials of the miners have not given up hope oi a speedy settlement. Announcement was made that several mine owners have made settlement wit! day men direct. Word has reached here that the da: men In the hard coal districts are pre paring to suspend work unless th awards of the commission are adjuste*' to what the daj men claim Is fair. Edward Steward, district president o' the miners, returned from Cleveland to day and left immediately for Hymere Ind., to make a naddress at a picnic. When day men walk out it means tha' it is impossible to operate, as the da) men consist of enginemen, firemen drivers, timbermen, car builders, watch men, stablemen, Jerrymen water men blacksmiths, pump men and others. President Stewart is prepared.to cal’ a meeting of all the districts in an effor to have each settle the problem of th' day men. He claims the only logical way t ■ solve the problem Is for each distrlc to make settlements. That method will be allowed, It 1 stated. Both operators and coal miners’ of ficials feel that suspension of work wL be for a very short period. ASKS ACTION BY GOVERNMENT Definite an dimmediate governments action to speed up the production am distribution of coal was urged upon th Indiana delegation in congress today li telegrams from John McCardle, vie> chairman of the public service commis slon. McCardle sent his message to Senatorv New and Watson and the thirteen Hoo sler members of the house of represents tlves in view of the present situation If. the Indiana coal fields, where half th mines are reported idle because of un authorized strikes and car shortage. While the miners are striking and th producers can not Obtain cars to trans port their product, the public utilities of the state are confronted with a possible suspension from lack of fuel, McCardh; said. At Bluffton, the water works is on tin verge of closing from coal shortage, ant the same situation exists in many other cities. In Indianapolis the street car system faces either partial suspension or a com plete paralysis. McCardle advised the congressmen and senators that the state faces a "coal calamity.” He said that SO per cent of the public has no fuel. His message follows: “The public service commission is ad vised as to the need of coal for the con suming public of the state and appeals to you for such service as you can render (Continued on Page Ten.) OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORK 8. Gentlemen—lt’s about time for your regular notice to all city em ployes that there must be no more absence from duty during working hours. Why not put the mayor on your mailing list and send him an em bossed ropy ? We would have addressed this suggestion to your president, George Lemaux—who is noted for his in sistence on business system and <jt flee efficiency—but we learn he As among those absent.