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COUNTY TAXPAYERS STUNG FOR $43,000 Contract Let for New Bridge on Michigan Road After Repairs Ordered. DISCLOSED BY SUPPRESSED REPORT Disclosure that the taxpayers of Marion county will lose $43,646.36 aUd the recommendation that tfce necessary action be instituted in the circuit court to recover tha sum for the county, are contained in a special report (ti A. L. Donaldson, civil engineer and field examiner of the state, dated Aug. 26, 1920, and not yet made public by the state board of accounts. Donaldson charges that through the illegal “release” of the Sheehan Construction Company from a part of its contract to build the Michigan road, the county will be out this sum of money. The record* of the county commission ers show that ou March 28, 1919, the Sheehan Construction Company was awarded the contract for the improve ment of the Michigan road, on a bid of $147,200. This contract included the raising of the Canal bridge and the raising and re flooring of the White river bridge and a)i other necessary work to put the road in first-class shape. Donaldson’s report shows that after the contract had been let to the Sheehan company, the county commissioners on July 7, 1920, made a contract with W. H. Price, receiver for the A. J. Yawger Com pany, to erect anew bridge in place of the White river bridge, which was to be raised and repaired as a part of the con tract previously entered into with the Sheehan company. POUND NO REPORT OF BOARD ACTION. Donaldson reports that he was unable to find any record in the offi -e of the eonnty commissioners to show that the commissioners had many any effort to obtain a release from the Sheehan people for that part of their contract included in the contract awarded to Price prior to the granting of the Trice contract. According to Donaldson's report be found a report which showed that J. J. Griffith, county engineer, on Aug. 12, 1920, recommended to the commissioners that It would be impracticable for tha Sheehan company to proceed with the raising of the bridge over White river ia the fact of the contract held witn Price. Griffith, In his report to the county commissioners, recommended tbaJ the Sheehan company be released from that Tart of their contract and the commis sioners ordered $25,000 deducted frnm the Sheehan contract, the records show. The records show that the Sheebam company agreed to that reduction and modification. Donaldson stated In his report: “It will be seen that the report (that of Griffith) recommends that the sum of $25,000 be deducted from the amounf cf the contract entered into with the raid THIS NEW SLUMP OR—SAME ONE? Coal Prices Are Reported Due for Shaving. WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.—A slump in bituminous coal prices is expected soot as a result of Increasing production. Authority for this statement is Vice- President Morrow of the National Coal association, representing big operators; Director Cushing of the American Whole Coal association, and other officials. There will be a surplus of more than 40,000.000 tons by Dec. 1, if the present production rate continues, according to a survey of the coal situation just com pleted. Production now Is ranging more than 11,700,000 tons a week, according to the United States geological survey. “A production of 11.500.000 tons a week will be sufficient to pile up a big re serve by Dec. 1,” said Director Cushing today. "The panic of consumers to buy coal Is cooling down. It was this panic, en gendered 'by the famine talk of op erators, that boosted prices. "Prices already have begun to falL "Bituminous coal of a grade used by utilities and household consumers In the each, which now Is selling for sll and sl2 a ton, by December will drop to $6 or $7.” Morrow said the big operators did not take advantage of the situation to raise their prices. “The action of the I. C. C. In laying priority orders has given us the in creased production, we needed," he said. “If the big coal consumers will stop their frantic bidding against each other, prices are bound to come down.” Coal Is just one of the commodities on the downward trend, according to of ficial announcements here. , The federal reserve board, la Its reg ular monthly bulletin sees "an Impor tant downward tendency" In all prices except those paid for food. A aharp reduction in other prlcea fore casts \ drop In food prices It was pointed out. Sure They’ll Fight— Just Try This on ’Em fld Peet, 12S West Twelfth street, to day knows that a United States soldier can and will fight. Peet was on special car No. 960, on which there were a number of persons enjoying a trolley party Thursday night and as the street car reached a point near Illinois and Ohio streets, he ia said to have reached through a window nnu lifted a hat off of the head of a soldier standing In the street. The soldier was William Dennis, Com pany G. Twentieth United States Infan try, stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. When the,police reached the scene the soldier had jumped on the street car and it is said was showing I’eets how to battle. Both were arrested on the charge of assault and battery. Pie-Eating Contest on for Credit Picnic The fifth annual picnic of the In dianapolis Association of Credit Men, with a program including various con tests in the afternoon and dancing and vaudeville in the evening, will be held at T*urner park this afternoon and evening. There is a gooffly assortment of prizes for the various contest, including a spot light. a filing case, a ham, phonograph records, books, a side of *bacon, a coffee percolator and a fire extinguisher—thirty two prizes in all. The contests in the afternoon will in clude a peanut race, sbotpuf. broad jump. obstacle race, pole-vault and a pie-eating struggle, with pies of the hunting case style of architeeture—this latter contest, by the way, being espe cially designed for the younger picnick ers, but open to all. In addition to the contests there will be a variety of games for children. Conservation Man Is Water Power Delegate Richard Lleber, director of the state department of conservation, has been named as the personal representative of Gov. .Tames P. Goodrich to the national convention of the Water Power League of America in Washington, 75. C., Oct., 7 and 8. . Mr. Lieber will address the convention Sheehan Construction ( ompany, as com pensation to said county, for that part of the contract, the performance of which, the said Sheehan Construction Company, .had been released from, or was to be released from, which said re port was approved by said board of commissioners." Donaldson's report shows that 12,- 613.33 square yards of pavement was deducted from the Sheehan contract by the action of the commisioners in mod ifying the contract. The total length of the road Is 14,010 feet, less 320 feet of bridges, making the net length 13.600 feet. The estimated cost of paving that net length is $98,767.50, according to the re port, and the estimated cost per square yard equals $2.76547, according to Don aldson. Donaldson’s report shows that that to tal of $46,844.98 was estimated by the engineer and the viewers as the value of the work deducted. That figure included an estimated pave ment cost of $34,124.98, Donaldson re ports. “It will be seen from the foregoing statement that the estimated cost of the concrete pavement is $2,705.47 per square yard, and that the contractor's bid equal- .94930 per cent the esti mated cost, therefore, 2.70547 times .94836 equals 2.26576, equals contract price," Donaldson reports. Donaldson’s report shows that the to tal value of the work deducted at the contract price equals $43,420.36 and with the $25,000 which was deducted by the county, the excess allowed the contractor amounts to $18,420.36. UXABLE TO FIND LAW FOR ACTION. “In addition to the loss of $19,420.56 the excess amount allowed the con tractor, Marion county will sustain a further and greateb kiss by reason f the fact that when the contract the 12.613.33 square yards of pavement is relet, it will cost at least $2 per square yard more than the amount deducted from said Sheehan Construction Com pany’s contract adn 12.613.22 square yards at $2 will amount to the sum cf $25,226, which sum added to sum of $19,420.36 will make the total sum of $43.66.36 and is, therefore, a fair repre sentation of the loss which the said county will sustain by reason of cho acts of the said board of commissioners as hereinbefore set out,’’ Donaldson stated in his report. He further stated: “I find no law under which the board of commissioners had any authority whatever to let the second contract to said Price, receiver, until the contract previously entered Into with the Sheehan Construction Company had in some manner beeu disposed of, and I rec ommend that unless the proper amount Is deducted from the Sheehan Construc tion Compands contract as herein set out, that necessary proceedings be insti tuted in the circuit court, to set aside and annul the entire proceedings of said board of commissioners, Insofar as they relate to the contract entered Into with the said Price, receiver, and to the can cellation of the part of the contrac ten tered Into with the said Sheehan Con struction Company.” concludes Donaldson In his report. The naive explanation offered by coun ty officials for this release of the con struction company when It was made is of particular Interest now that the cost to the county has been divulged. It was asserted that the commission ers had overlooked the fact that the bridge now in position on the Michigan road would not be suitable for the road when it was reconstructed. Subsequently, It was planned to build anew bridge and insomuch as anew bridge would make it unnecessary to raise the old bridge. It was announced that part of the contract calling for the raising of the old bridge had been abro gated. No statement was made then as to the estimated cost of the part of the con tract that was abandoned. The lowest bid for the construction of the bridge that was “overlooked" by the county officials was $274,998. Just who constitutes the Sheehan Con struction Company Is not a matter of public record owing to the fact that the company has not compiled with the law of Indiana requiring It to file an annual report with the secretary of state sime 191. In that year the officers were reported to be Eugene Sheehan, president and secretary; John Sheehan, vice presi dent, and Nellie Sheehan, treasurer. Laxity in conducting the affairs of the secretary of state's office, together with the well-known comity of interests be tween those interested in county and state affairs therefore prevent a public disclosure of who will profit most by the release of the contractor. Commissioner Carlin Shank suggested that Mr. Donaldson and County En gineer Griffith be called to appear be fore the commissioners lu an effort to determine the differences In the esti mated cost of the Improvement. “I am in favor of calling Into this controversy a third man who Is an ex pert and who has no feeling in the mat ter,” said Commissioner Joseph Hayes, “because Donaldson has based bis state ments on estimates only." Commissioner Shank first desires to call the two engineers before the board. NORTH CAROLINA READY FOR THEM Legislature Provides for Regis tration of Women. RELEIGH, N. C., Aug. 28.—Before ad journing yesterday, the North Carolina legislature, which buried ratification of the nineteenth amendment, passed a law providing for the registration of women this fall and exempted them from pay ing poll tax this year. The irreconcilable* weakened at- the last minute and put the measure through. Gov. Biekett performed his first official act under the latest . mendment to the constitution when he appointed Mrs. Olan Knight of Asheville, notary public. She was appointed in Jan., 1915, by Gov. Crag, but the supreme court ruled her out on "constitutional grounds." The attorney-general has ruled that the constitution of North Carolina is automatically amended so as to embrace women by the operation of the nineteenth amendment. Tobacco Is Success on Farm in Indiana Special to The Times. \ MARION, Ind., Aug. 28—J. L. SbaVks, a former resident of Kentucky, is ris ing tobacco successfully on his flve-a*e fnnrf in Grant county. \ This year's crop Is expected to ytel\ than l.nno sr ar, „ * Which One Deserves the Beauty Prize - VNUrdi, pul,, w.ot out lo MRS. BRYCE WING (LEFT) AND VIS COUNTESS MASSEREEN'E. E. O. Hoppe, the famous English painter-photographer, started something when on his recent arrival in the United States he stated that English women are prettier than American women. New York newspaper's have since been full of pictures of American women who, it is alleged, are prettier th;Wi England's fairest. One of the English women, who, nr AND THIS MAN IS A TAXPAYER! Citizen Finds Some Mighty Good Explanations. The usual difficulties encountered tin-! der the Jewett administration by citi zens who desire public improvements near their homes, were increased at least n hundred fold in the case of C. C. i Urban, 456 Berwick avenue, who wished the street in front of his home graded. Step by step the unusual chain of mis fortunes which Mr. Urban met were re vealed at the board of public work* yesterday. Early last spring Urban and other] citizens of Berwick avenue, between I Michigan and Vermont streets, decided j the street would be more passable If It was graded. After considerable Inquiry and work : on the part of Mr. Urban, a petition for the Improvement was prepared and pre sented to the board of public works. , The board decided the Improvement i was warranted and ordered the city rlvtl engineer to prepare plans. Some time elapsed and Mr. Urban heard nothing more, so he went to the board of works to find out what was wrong. TOLD HIM HOW -TO GET ACTION. William Cleary, clerk of the board of works, told him, Mr. Urban said, tha l : 1 if he wish 6 * l quick action he had bet- I ter go to the engineer's office and stir him up a little since the engineer's of fice was in the habit of letting minor j improvement matters lay around while they worked on the larger ones, Ho Mr. Urban went to the engineer'* office and succeeded, after considerable, “Jogging" In having the plans prepared and obtaining a copy of them. He was toid, he said, that very often contractors would refrain from bidding on small improvements, such a* that j which he was seeking, so he took the | plans and began to figure on doing the Job bimself, providing be would be paid for it. This plan met with the approval of officials, he said, and he Intended to j follow It until he learned that most of, the property owners Intended paying (or the Improvement under the Barrett law, so he decided It was best to let the ! matter go through the regular routine j of the board. More “Jogging” on Mr. Urban's part > finally got the improvement advertised for bids, which were to be received I Aug. 20. On or about Aug. 10, Mr. Urban said, he went to the board of works office and asked Mr. Cleary for an official bid form on which to present his proposal, MR. CLEARV 18 CORRECT AGAIN. Mr Cleary told him, he stiid, that lie would find them on a table over in tbe <orner, but when he looked there lie could find none. The clerk being busy, he said, he j left without further Inquiry and pro- j reeded to write out a bid of his own. ] believing that that was all that was ; necessary. His bid opened Aug. 20 proposed to do ! the work at rents a lineal foot, or 1 5403 for the whole Job. Unexpectedly to him J. H. King & Cos. a local contracting firm also presented a bid which was for 33 cents n llfieal foot. When he called at the board of works office last Friday noon he learned of the second hid he said from Mr. Cleary the official telling him however that he Was the successful bidder because he was low^. For this reason, he said, his surprise was great when he learned, last Wednes day that J. H. King & Cos., had been awarded the contract. His surprise, not to mention his ! chagrin, was even greater, he said, toj learn when lie came to get the SIOO certl ! fled cheek which he was required to i submit with his bid, that it had been '■ lost. No Improvement, no contract and not even his SIOO back! EXPLAINED? SURE, EASIEST THING 1 With something like this rankling in his mind, Mr. Urban came before the board of works this morning' and asked to know vthy. The board, City Uivil Engineer Frank C, Lingenfelter and Mr. Cleary, all took turns explaining. The contract went to J. H. King & Cos., j even though at a higher figure, the board j and Mr. Lingenfelter explained, because I Mr. Urban had failed to acectnpa|y his bid with an affidavit, as required by law. But as to the SIOO check, it took longer to explain. Mr. Clearly had the honor. INDIANA DAILY TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1920. cording to Mr. Hoppe, are prettier than anything to be seen in the United Btates, is Viscountess Massereene. Compare her picture with that of Mrs. Bryce Wing of New York. No Icsn an authority than th# Grand Duke Mlehaelovltch, cousin of the for mer czar of Russia, has declared Mrs. Wing to be the most beautiful woman in the world. the clerk said, J. H. King came to him and asked for hi* SIOO certified check. Both Mr. King's and Mr. Urban's checks were kept in the same envelope. Mr. Cleary apld, and he laid this en velope down on the counter before Mr. King after withdrawing Mr. King's check from it. The envelope bore Mr. King's name, since jt was the same in which he han submitted hi* bid, it was said, and while Mr. Cleary turned to another matter Mr. King picked up his check and the en velope and walked out. TEITH ALWAYS IS STRANGER THAN— When It was learned that Urban’s check was missing. It was said, inquiry established the fact that Mr. King, be lieving he had Just sn envelope in hi* hand, when he got out of the City hall, tore it up and threw it into the street. By the time that the agitated prin cipals In the little comedy started hunt ing for the pieces of the envelop* and Mr. Urban's check, a street cleaning squad had come along and swept it Into oblivion. "That may be right," Mr. Urban iM at the conclusion of the general expla nation. "but that doesn't help n> get back the SIOO bill I had to put In the bank for that certified check." Mark Miller, acting chairman of the board, replied that Mr. Urban abould have atj affidavit showing that the check had been torn up, whereupon Mr. Cleary made such affidavit. “I think you ought to have aome sys tem of keeping such things ns checks so they wouldn't? get lost like this." Mr. I W-an remarked, and took the affidavit. !*l T OFF UNTIL NEXT YEA K. When delegation* of property owners came to remonstrate against the resur facing of several streets, the board post poned final action until next year, the property owners promising. In some cases, to refrain from objections at the later date. Under such agreement action on the following resurfacing projects waa post poned until Feb. 28, 1921: East street, from Washington to Ohio street; Ft. Wayne avenue, from Alabama to Tenth streets; Meridian street, from the first alley north of McCarty to McCarty street, and New York street, from Alabama to Enst streets. Similarly action on the following was postponed until Felt. 21: New York street from East to Noble streets, New York street from West street to Indi ana avenue. All action was rescinded on the resolu tion for the resurfacing of Sutherland avenue frotp Central to College avenues, and the resolution for the permanent Im provement of Burgess avenue from Emer son to Butler avenues was confirmed. Twelve petttlons for extension of water mains were granted and twenty-four de nied. The contract for the permanent Im provement of Kentucky avenue, from a point 82 feet southwest of Georgia street to a point 65 feet west was awarded to the Marlon County Construction Company on a bid of $26,535 20. $2,000,000 BACK PAY TO COAL MEN Award of Anthracite Commis sion Made Public. WILKESBARHE, Pa., Aug. 2S,—Terms nnd conditions of the award made by the anthracite coal commission In drawing up anew working agreement between the United Mine workers nnd the operators were learned yesterday. The award, which Is now in the hands of President Wilson, to he Issued form ally by him, contains the following: Seventeen per cent Increase In wages. No abolition of the mining contractor system. Length or agroemetn to be two years instead of four years. t Payment of approximately $2,000 000 in hack pay to anthracite miners from April 1; payments to begin Sept. 30. Enforcement of practically the same agreement suggested some months tgo by the secretary of labor at Washington which was rejected by the miners. Was Dogged About It Mrs. Saran Sebmldt, 1212 Sturm ave nue, proved to the satisfaction of City was surprised the policeman should have ; ha e.rrest. This Cat Is Rough on Rattlesnakes CLEBURN, Tex., Aug. 28.--Since Mayor Mitchell proclaimed all rata must die, to keep bubonic plague away, Lennia Flatt's cat had been bringing in a half dozen a day. Yesterday pussy went out looking for real adventure. When she dragged a rattlesnake in the back door the Flatt family went out the front way. Flatt found a hoe, chased the rat tler out from under the piano and killed it. / MUST CLEAN UP OR STAY SHUT Negro Poolroom Owner Or dered to Make ‘Reforms’. Mayor Charles W. Jewett yesterday made It harder for Charles Hyde, negro, to get a renewal of his poolroom license at 717 Blake street than the latter thought probably, following the mayor'* order for the revocation of bis origtnal 1920 license last Tuesday. When Mayor Jewett revoked Hyde's license ho told him he could take ont another as soon as he had discharged hls manager, James Ballinger, who ha* been arrested for conducting a gambling room in connection with the poolroom several times, and "cleaned up" hi* place. Yesterday Charles Hyde, accompanied by hls lattorney, W. 11. Hyde, called cn the mayor. Afterwards the mayor said they asked him how soon another license could ba obtained. "I told Hyde,” the mayor stated, "that the city controller would Issue the license and that I had Instructed the controller not to Issue It before he had a report from the police to the effect that things had been cleaned up satisfactorily." INDIANAPOLIS NOT TO GET SESSIONS Miners at Evansville in Squabble Over Fox. Sparta) to The Ttraae. EVANSVILLE. Ind., Aug. 28. -The In dianapolis delegation to the convention of the Indiana State Federation of Labor here lost it* fight yesterday to make In dianapolis the permanent convention city. William Mitch, district official of the miners’ union, declared that for the con vention to take such action would be selfish, adding that the meetings should be held at a city each year where the labor movement is fostered. Three cities were bidding for the 1921 convention. These were Hammond Marlon and In dlannpolia with Hammond apparently fn voreii by a majority of the delegates. An efTort to oust Charles Fox as fed eration president was defeated late yes terday. The committee on resolutions reported a resolution demanding that Fo* resign Inasmuch as he was appointed recently to a state office. The committee recommended that the resolution be voted down and a hot dis cussion on the oflor started in which Fox as leader of the conservative element was retained. Charles Fox, who has been president of the state federation of labor for a number of years, recently was appointed by Gov. Goodrich as one of the demo cratic members of the state industrial board. Mr. Fox has been active In obtaining labor legislation on numerous occasions Says Chicago Stores Are Profiteering CHICAGO, Aug. 28—Charges that big State street department “stores here are making enormous profits and suits of clothes are selling at st!o above cost, and shoes at $9 above the wholesale prices were made in a statement yesterday by United States Attorney Charles F. Clyne. Clyne announced that owners of store* had been requested to bring their books before the federal grand jury now In ses sion and that If they failed to do so, they would be served with a subpoena. Refusal by Mandel Brothers, a big de partment store, to produce its books, re sulted In the immediate issuance of a aubpoenn by the grand Jury, calling fo* the records. The books were then produced. “There has been talk about grocers ann others making an eighth of a cent profit on an article, but. that is nothing com pared to selling a suit of clothes at SHO profit and a pair of shoes at $9 profit,” said Clyne. Suicide Makes Good in Strange Promise AUBURN. Ind., Aug, 28. —Suicide was the coroner's verdict yesterday in the death of William Winebrenner. whose body was completely dismembered by an tnterorhan car in the business dis trict Thursday night. / Winebrenner’s "promise" to an under taker that hiß body would never be em balmed was made good. The dead man frequently made threats of suicide, It was said. Ha was deaf and unmarvlad. Judge Pritchard that the policeman who arrested her for not having a license for her dog was wrong. She produced the license, together with the dog—a white poodle—and declared that she TAGGART TO GO ON DRIVE OVER ENTIRE STATE Senatorial Candidate to Start Stump Speaking Im mediately. An aggressive campaign, to be carried into each of the ninety-two counties of the state, will be begun Immediately by Thomas Taggart, candidate for United States senator, it was decided at a meet ing of the democratic state central com mittee and the state executive commit tee yesterday. Mr. Taggart will be accompanied on his tour by Benjamin Bosse, chairman of the state committee. W. H. O’Brien, Lawrenceburg; Lincoln Dixon, North Vernon, and Charles A. Greathouse, Indianapolis, were named as an executive council to the state cop mittee to have charge of the state head quarters as the personal representatives of Chairman Bosse while that official is on the campaign tour. This council will receive all matters of Inquiry directed to the state committee and will handle all questions arising in Mrc Bosse'g absence, in co-operation with Secretary Burt New. Mr. Bosse will divide his time on the campaign tour with Dr. Carleton. B. Mc- Culloch, candidate for governor, who Is qow on an active campaign tour of the state. Two assistants, to act as an advisory and executive committee in each district, are to be named at once by the district chairmen. It was decided. Similar committees are to be named by the women's party. In both the state and district. The women held an all-day meeting to discuss organization plans, and pre pare for a complete registration of dem ocratic- women In every precinct of the state. Gov. Charles H. Brough of Arkansas, who has been In the state during the present week delivering addresses, talked to the men's state committee. He paid tribute to Mr. Taggart and to Dr. McCulloch, and in reference to the record of the Goodrich state administra tion. said: “If I had conducted the affairs of the state of Arkansas as James P. Goodrich baa handled the affairs of Indiana during his term I would probably have been hung to the nearest persimmon tree in sight." Mr. Taggart will begin his tour of the state Immediately upon his return from a short trip in the east. WOMEN SUFFRAGISTS STIRRING UP VOTES An atmosphere of enthusiasm and in tense Interest predominated at the all day session of the democratic women dis trict chairman at the democratic head quarters in the Denison hotel yesterday. Plans for the strengthening of the party ranks among the women were thor oughly discussed and the organization In j each district was carefully considered. Each chairman reported splendid or -1 ganlxation work In her district, and full ! co operation on the part of the women. "It ia hardly possible to realize how much more enthusiasm there la among the women since the ratification of the amendment by the Tennessee legisla ture," said Mis* Grace H. Carpenter, rbrlrraan of the Eighth district, in dis • <-usslng the attitude of the women In that district. “The league of nations has aroused the interest of the women, and the <N>x meeting this week also has had a de cided effect." Miss Carpenter said she has found that Cox baa appealed especially to the laboring claaa, and elnce h!a speech many of the women are much more anx ious to be lined up in the democratic ranks. Mrs. J. I. Glvln, chairman of tha Tenth ! district, said she believes the best way to reach women Is socially, and she finds ! that such campaign tactics have been very successful In her district. ! “We have been sending speakers Into the country, emphasizing this feature particularly." ahe said, "always trying to get especially good ones." Splendid progress Is reported t'ff Mrs. Fred I.aurensteln, chairman of the First district. The Cox club, 'rhicb meets once a week Ift Evansville, Is considered a big feature by Mrs. Laurensteln. "I do not find that the intelligent women think the vote will cause any neg lect of their homes," she said. A thorough organization through all the precincts of the First district Is re - ported by the chairman, who declares that Cox la Just the sort of a ntu that the women of her district want. I "Mv district Is progressing beauti fully,” declared Miss Lola Beck, chairman of the ninth district. "All the women seem very enthusiastic and show interest and willingness to j work. | “All the women in ray district seetn to have a leaning toward the democratic ! party" said Miss Iteck. The result of a complete poll Jn the Eighth district finds many democratic women In that district according to Miss Ida O. Miller chairman. “My women have been working very hard all along and have been making good progress being very much Interest ed In politics especially the democratic side.” Mrs. Adelbert P. Flynn, chairman of the Tleventh district, declared that her experience in that diatrlct shows women find many more things which appeal to them In the democratic party. “The only real solution to tha high coat of living has been offered by Gov. Cox,” said Mrs. Flynn, "and although It may not be thest best, it Is the only one so far. “The real thinking woman understands -that Cox is the man," declared Mrs. Flynn. Mrs. James Riggs, chairman of the Second district, reporta that her dis trict is thoroughly organized and the work of campaigning is going on full blast. “Only three out of the eight counties !n my district are not fully organized.” she said, “and these expect to be com pleted by the end of this week. “Any difference that I find among the women seems to be due to Ignorance which Is not really indifference and hence I believe that we should send out j as much literature aa possible for wom en pre always mefre ready to learn than men." , According to Mrs. J. W. Holoday chair man of the Second district that district is strongly democratic. "All the women in my district i.re norethn in favor of the league,'* she said, “and we arewell orgainzed.” Mrs . Emma E. May, chairman of the Fifth district., says that, although there seems to be many doubtful voters among the women in that district, she believes registration will eliminate) this condition. “The women who is doubtful as to her vote will fee' more interest as soon as she Is register-id.” she declared. The Fifth district, according to Mrs. May, is well organized. Mrs. Alice Foster McCulloch, demo *= atlc women's state chairman, and Miss Gertrud* F. McHugh will leave this evening for Bedford, where Mrs. Me. Crtlloch*wlU speak before a large gather lng of women. LSftTCI nilßiTftM^ theeomfortsofhom * till I feL ■Uni I All Absolutely fireproof. Rooms.sl, $1.25 and $1.50 Corner Market and New Jersey Sts. Weekly Rate on Appllca ion. ST. LOUIS BRUIN GOES ON SPREE ST. LOUIS, Aug. 28.—The first bear hunt In St. Louis In ninety years— oldest Inhabitants vouch for the time —was staged yesterday, when a huge grizzly was loosed from Its cage In Forest park to roam In the fashion able west side residential section by some practical joker. Mounted policemen with riot guns. 200 attendants, and hundreds j>t ex cited citizens joined in the hunt. Wounded in the shoulder, the an gry grizzly dashed through the streets. Men, women and children scattered to shelter as the bear approached. Autolsts “stepped on the gas” and speeded away. A crowd of women waiting for a car was scattered as the grizzly dashed into their midst. Finally the bear ran into a garage. The doors and windows were barred and locked while the attendants flg ureg some way to recapture the griz zly alive. HARDING LEAVES HIS FRONT PORCH Defends Cummins-Esch Bill Before Railroad Men. GALION, 0., Aug. 28.—Senator War ren G. Harding staunchly defended the Cummins-Esch railroad law yester day in an address here to a large num ber of Erie railroad employes, and de clared that the government should guar antee the continuity of public service. "Some day,” he told the railroad men, “maybe not this year, you railway work ers will hail that new law as the greatest forward step In all the history of rail road legislation.” Gallon is one of the most Important railroad centers In Ohio, and there was a great outpouring to bear Senator Harding In this, hls first speech made away from the front porch. The senator motored over from Mar lon, twenty-six miles away. The occasion was a picnic. “Let me ask,” he continued, "what the great force of railroad workers most wish? Wish for themselves and are willing to concede to others. •‘Justice, is It not? “Justice Is the underlying foundation of civilization; Justice is the Inspiration and compensation of all endeavor. “And the Cummins-Esch bill has aimed at justice, full, complete and instant justice for the railway wage earner; Jus tice without inconveniencing the Ameri can people, or hindering transportation or suspending activities.” DRYS SEE STRONG PUNCHATBOOZE Believe Woman Suffrage Clamps Lid Tighter. CHICAGO. Aug. 28.—Granting the vote to women clamps tighter the lid on al cohol, In the belief of national dry lead ers. Prohibitionists were frankly Jubllan. over the women's -victory and predicted their vote would prevent any attempt to Juggle the Tolstead act. In a telegram-to Senator Harding and Gov. Cox, presidential caldldatea of the major parties, Virgil Hlnshaw, chairman of the prohibition national committee, said: "With 14,000.000 newly enfran chised women added to the electorate and the strength which the high moral element of that glorioua contingent wilt bring to clean government, can you not now go as far as your compatriot*, Wflllain Howard Taft and William Jen nings Bryan, and declare your opposi tion to any increase of alcohol limit !n the Volstead act?" “The nominees have felt .hat there still remained aome shadow of question as to the popular will." said Hlnshaw, “but with 14,000.000 women thrown Into the balance there remains no possibility of doubt.” BOMB SCHEME IS NIPPED IN BUD Japanese Thwart Death Plan on U. S. Delegation. TOKIO, Aug. 28.—The American con gressional party investigating conditions in the far east yesterday continued the trip to Japan from Seoul, Korea, no untoward Incident having occurred dur ing the visit of the party at the Korean capital. Tenseness’ characterized the situation during the entire stay of th# Americans in Seoul, due to the fear of Japanese offi cials that the police would not be able to prevent Korean demonstrations. The arrest of fifteen ringleaders In a plot to throw bombs during the visit of the American congressmen previously to the arrival of the party on Tuesday is believed to have frustrated the demon stration plans. Says Decree Will Go to Indianapolis Man CHICAGO. Aug. 2S. —Judge Frank Johnston. Jr., yesterday Indicated he would grant a decree of divorce to Frances M. Walker, who yesterday filed her bill against Ralph F. Walker, man ager of the Blue Valley Creamery Com pany of Indianapolis. Mrs. Walker, a former movie star, charges various acts of cruelty against her husband and filed her bill after caus ing a bill for separate maintenance, filed a year ago, to be with drawn. The Walker* formerly lived at 3002 Fall Creek parkway. Mr. Walker is prominent in business affairs here. 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One hundred thousand rounds are still under surveillance of government agents at the express office. it Is reported that the ammunition was Intended for - men planning a revolt against the De La Huerta government in Sonora. The authorities refuse to discuss tte case. Villa Tells Bandit to Follow His ‘Example’ MEXICO CITY, Aug. 28.—Francisco Villa has written to Pedro Zamaroa, the Jalisco bandit, advising the latter to follow his example and surrender for the glory of the country, according to a statement issued from the office of Presi dent De la Huerta yesterday. Reports of the surrender of Zamora, who was holding an American and a British citizen for ransom were current today, but lacked official confirmation. DENTISTS CHOOSE MILWAUKEE. 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