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Generally fair tonight and Friday; continued cool. VOL. XXXIII. JEWETT BUNCH FACES GARBAGE PLANT EXPOSE Board Members Say Depart* ment Is Operated at Loss. FIGURES ARE WITHHELD That the city garbage reduction plant is being operated at a loss and that in spite of this fact the board of sanitary commissioners have turned down two of fers of private concerns to contract for the disposal of garbage after it is col lected became known today from state ments made by members of the board. The undetermined deficit which the plant faces may be of such proportions that is will be necessary to use money included in the city budget under the head of the “sewage disposal maintenance fund,” it was indicated. Definite figures on the cost of operation of the plant and the revenue obtained from the sale of grease and tankage were not available, said Lucius B. Swift, mem ber of the sanitary board, explaining, however, that since the board's regular bookkeper is on a vacation he will not produce them at this time. On the return of the bookkeeper next week, however, a report on the operation for the first six months of this year will he prepared and given to the press, Mr. Swift promised. JUST WHAT FIGURES WILL SHOW These figures, when given to the pub lic will show that the present cost of collection and disposal of garbage will surpass the bid of $84,000 a year for doing this work, presented by the In dianapolis Reduction Company early in 1918 when the city bought the plant, which Jesse T. Moorman, president, said under oath before the county board of reviews could not be sold for more than SIO,OOO. This statement is based on interview* with Frank C. Lingenfelter. city civil engineer and a member of the sanitary board; Jay A. Craven, another member of the board, and Mr. Swift. Mr. Lingenfelter and Mr. Caven frank ly admitted that the plant is not show ing a balance on the proper side of the ledger, as it was in January, 1919. when Mayor Jewett announced that “at that rate the plant will pay for itself in five years.” but declined to give any figures, saying Mr. Swift is in charge of that branch of the board's business Mr. Swift said he is engaged honestly in every efTort to keep the plant from facing a deficit, but that he is handi capped by the low prices which grease and tankage are bringing. He declined to make any estimate. TWO OFFERS IN LAST TWO MONTHS. In face of the fact that the plant is going to cost money to maintain. Mr. Lingenfelter said the city has had two offers within the last two months from private concerns which proposed to take all of the garbage for feeding to hogs, and to pay the city a sliding scale based on the current price of live porkers for it. , The only excuse the engineer had for the refusal to accept these offers was because the city would be left with an idle $175,000 disposal plant. He said the depreciation on the idle plant would be so great that the cost of putting it back into operation, should such occasion arise, would >e prohibitive. Actual figures on the cost of the col lection of garbage also are difficult to obtain. To obtain an accurate account of the cost of collection during the present year would mean the running of several rec ords in several different offices, a clerk In the office of the board of public works explained. He said, liowver. that a fair estimate of the cost would be $70,000. The board of works budget for 1921 appropriates $43,000 for garbage collec tion salaries and 526.200 for garbage col lection equipment maintenance, a total of 509.2C0. During the present year It was esti mated by the clerk through whose hands the board of works pay rolls and requi sitions pass that approximately $38,000 would be spent for garbage collection salaries this year, since next year's bud get contemplates a 10 per cent Increase in pay of laborers. BONDS STILL ARE BEARING INTEREST. The disposal plant and collection equip ment was bought with $175,000 of'bonds. bearing Interest at 4% per cent, which adds $7,875 to the cost of keeping the plant. Tn view of the fact that In .Tilly, 1019. when the cost of coal and chemicals needed in the operation of the plant was not as high as now, the plant was operated at a loss of $2,444.23, according to a recent report in the “Indianapolis (Continued on Page Ten.) WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Bopt. 8, 1920: Generally fair tonight and Friday. Continued cool. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. C a. m 57 7 a. m 50 8 a. m 62 9 a. m 6T> 10 a. m 65 11 a. m 67 12 (noon) 69 1 p. m 71 Cut the H. C. L. by Drying Vegetables This month the country is full of fresh fruits and veaetables. Those that can not be eaten fresh will rot unless they are preserved. The United States Departure of Agri culture has developed a very practical little plan for drying fruits and vegetables which any housewife can work out in her kitchen. The wide variety of garden products that can be dried and stored for winter use will surprise you. Send for the bulletin which gives all the detail of drying and get to work before the season is over. It is free, from our Washington Infor mation Bureau. (Use the coupon. Write plainly.) ' S > Indiana Daily Times Information Burean, Washington, D. C. Frederic J. Haskin, Director. I enclose herewith 2 cents in stamps for re tern postage on a free copy of the Drying Bulletin. 11 Name Street City State Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Dally Except Sunday. M. A. Stores Will Be Closed Labor Day Members of the Merchants associa tion announce the closing of their stores all day Monday, September 0, Labor day, as has been the custom for a number of years. The department stores, ladles’ ready-to-wear, furniture, Jewelry and stores in other lines will remain closed all day Monday. Clothing stores will remain open until noon. BROOM SQUAD ROUTS POLICE Riot Ensues at Chicago Bargain Sale. CHICAGO, Sept. 2.—Enterprise on the part of a Chicago furniture com pany nearly wrecked the store, start ed a riot and finally brought a squad of police who beat a hasty retreat in front of 1,500 women bargain hunters. The company advertised brooms “worth 75 cents” for “one cent each.” Fifteen hundred housewives re sponded. Michael Wieezorkcwskl, owner of a rival establishment across the street, when he saw the crowd, bought 2,500 pennies which he scattered among the bargain hunters. Ali the housewives tried to get the same broom. Police were called, but they only had short night sticks and the house wives had brooms. More Rent Hoys NEW YORK, Sept. 2.—Age is no barrier. Six hundred babies in a childrens dispensary (u'e eviction unless the officials buy the building. All Postoffice Will Be Closed Labor Day In observance of I,abor day all de partments of the postoffice will remain closed, and no mail, except perishable parcels and special delivery letters, will be delivered, according to an announce ment by Postmaster Robert K. Spring steen today. Mail collection service will be made on the regular Sunday schedule. Little Journeys to the Mayor’s Office "The mayor will be in very goon,” The Times reporter who called at the executive chambers in the City hail at 11:25 o’clock this morning was told. At 11:55 o’clock tbc reporter called again and the mayor was in. More ‘Armored’ Cars Put on in Brooklyn NEW YORK. Sept. 2. “Armored” cars of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany Were ordered sent out in large numbers today in tiefianee of the strikers who are attempting to tie up surface transportation. These cars, sheathed iu wire screen ing as a safeguard against the missiles of strikers, moved through the streets at intervals, two policemen beside the rno torman and one at the elbow of the con ductor. They carried few passengers. There iB no prospect of an early settle ment. according to officials. Not for Them f J ~i A west end movie jai B rjr theater. evidently Tl gV |!**j hoping for a hot i i summer, still keeps t/Vjlife. a sign in front /S' reading, “20 de —} - / <t\ - grees cooler inside.” /ryC A oo ** A constant stream passersby who — tHyr j had not yet aban doned their Palm beach suits and straw bats, shivered as they figured that the temperature inside must be somewhere around zero. Train Robbers Are Wounded in Fight PEORIA, 111., Sept. 2.—Three unidenti fied train robbers were wounded, proba bly fatally, following a gun battle when they were caught in the act of break ing into a car near Wesley City by Sheriff Robert Clay and three deputies of Tazewell county today. Clay also was wounded during the fusillade of shots, a bullet piercing his leg. He is in a serious condition, mostly through loss of bipod. The car contained a shipment of al cohol. Four robbers were interrupted by the police, oply one of whom escaped being shot during the melee that followed. Ail were captured. The men are telieved to be the game who earlier in the evening looted a train of $20,000 worth of alcohol at the same point. MAYOR FORCED TO BREAK PROMISE Can’t Reissue License to Hyde for Ninety Days. Mayor Charles W. Jewett’s promise to Charles Hyde, negro owner of a pool room at 717 Blake street, that he could renew his license within five days after it wag re-oked will not be fulfilled. The mayor's promise was given Aug. 23, when, after a hearing in which it was brought out that the police had raided the place and found evidence of gambling on several occasions, Hyde's license was ordered revoked. “I’m going to revoke this license, but you can take out anew one when you get rid of your present manager and clean up that place,” the mayor told Hyde. “How long will we have to wait be fore we can get anew license V" Hyde’s lawyer asked. “You can take one out in five days If you clean things up properly," the mayor replied. But today it was discovered that the mayor must of necessity break faith with the poolroom owner. Somebody, somewhere in the city hall, discovered that u city ordinance pro hibits the reissuing of a license within ninety days after it has been revoked. The word evidently gat to the mayor, for he told a Times reporter that Hyde can not have anew license until the legal time expires. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis. Ind., under act March 8, 1879. DAVIS PLEDGES ABOLISHMENT OF FEE SYSTEM Democratic Candidate for Prosecutor ShoYvs It’s Tax Booster. RAPS ROAD FUND WASTE An attack on the fee system in tie prosecutor's office whereby the prosecu tor is paid for each case he prosecutes was made by Paul G. Davis, democratic nominee for prosecutor, in a speech at the home of I.ouls L. Stanley, 2300 Adams street, last night. Mr. Davis proposed that the fee system of paying public officials be done away with and that public offices be placed on a straight salary basis. Mr. Davis said the office of prosecutor is too lucrative as it is, pointing out *at the prosecutor’s total fees during the last eighteen months have amounted to approximately $50,000. In speaking of the Justice of the peace courts, Mr. Davis pointed out that most of the courts are operated under the rule that salaries are paid from fees collected on conviction, thus influencing the Justice of the peace to convict as many i>ersous as Dosslble. \ Mr. Davis’ Speech follows: FEE-GRABBING RING BOOSTING TAXES. “Your taxes are too high and arc grow ing* higher because of the graft in the Marion county courthouse which Is un der the exclusive control of the fee grabbing republican ring. “In 1918, before the unconstitutional Goodrich tax law became operative, the tax rate for this county was $2.68. We are now told by the republican county auditor that uuder the workings of this law, which the republican legislature has attempted to legalize, the tax rate for this county will be about $2210 in 1920. This will make a decrease of only 14 1 per cent from the tax rate of 1918, and, j In view of the fact that the appraisement I of the property In this county for 103 C is 54 per cent higher than in 1918, we are assured of paying in 1920 half again as much in the way of taxes as we paid in 1918. “From 1904 to 1920 the amount which has been collected in taxes in this county j has increased mure than 323 per cent and , during the same period of time, the i county debt has Increased more tbau 312 per cent. Iu thp last six years alc.ne. the amount which has been paid In taxes has increased more than 179 per cent and during the same time the county debt has increased more than 204 per cent. "I will give you some of the reasons for this unwarranted increase in the pay ment of taxes. “In 1918 the city of Indianapolis pur chased a garbage plant which was owned, at least in parr, by Gov. Good rich, for $173,000. Mr. Moorman, the president of the corporation wbt'-h sold the plant, testified under oath that it was worth not more than $lO 000. “It costs the county more than $5,000 a year to operate automobiles driven by the republican office holders and, accord Ing to the report of the state board of accounts, one of these cars is used by the courthouse custodian iu going to and from his residence to the courthouse dally. JANITORS (081 nn.ooo PER YEAR. “It costs over SIB,OOO a year to pay the jnnitors in the courthouse and it co;* lest, than SB,OOO s year to pay all of the Jnnitors in the Board of Trade building, which contains 210 rooms. The utitnber of JanitorH employed in the courthouse has been increased during the period of two or three months prior to the elec tion. “The republican county commission "r j paid $837.20 for the work of putting $34.65 worth of paint and s3'd worth of hard ware on election booths in 1918. “The boar.) of accounts in its report of May 26. 1919, says iu part. “'ln the preceding pages of this re j port we have discussed at length the conditions existing by reason of laxity ! of the board of county commissioners in the management of the affairs of tfc* county* The results shown to exist are not due to a sudden mismanagement of! affairs in 1918, but are caused by neg- i llgonce aud bad practice, which have grown up over a period of several years, but which seem to be continually grow ing more and more acute. There has ap parently been no effort on the part cf the officers to outline the scientific aud (Continued on I'age Ten.) GOV. COX CHARGES SEEM SOLID HERE Jewett Gangster Racks Up Democratic Accusation. If republican party leaders in every precinct In Indiana were tn, raise money with the ease and at the rate which a republican precinct committeeman of the Jewett city administration says be will, figures quoted by James M. Cox, demo cratic candidate for president, in his ex pose of the republican proposal to “buy” the presidency would be far below the actual amount. Republicans at the city ball generally discuss the democratic nominee's revela tions with more or less complaisance, as serting openly that the party could easily raise $15,000,000 In tho nation and In quiring “what if It does?” The precinct committeemen referred so in discussing the case with which money can be gathered for the republican party, said. "Why I expect to raise $l5O in my precinct without any trouble at all.” OTHERWISE IT MIGHT BF 7 The committeeman’s precinct is in a residence district and so, it is presumed, none of Republican Notional Chairman Will H. Hays’ SI,OOO limited contribu tions would be received from It. Thus, excluding the large contribu tions from big business Interests, which republican workers say they have no doubt they will get, or are getting, the total fund which would be raised In In diana, at the small limit of $l5O a pre cinct would be $471,450. There were 3,143 precincts In the last state election. Republican National Treasurer Fred W. Upham testified before the congres sional campaign fund investigating com mittee in Chicago tbt the quota set for Indiana was SIOO,OOO, of which $13,353 has been collected. If collections were made at the rate which the city hall employe expects in each of the 177 city precincts In Marion county Indianapolis alone would contri bute $26,500, exclusively of the larger contributions under the SI,OOO limit. Galveston Officer Relieved of Command GALVESTON, Tex., Sept. 2.—C01. liillic Mayfield, provost marshal of the Gal veston military stone, was relieved of his command today following his state ment assuming responsibility for the at tempted “arrest” of G. V. Sanders, editor of the Houston Press, Monday night, Brig. Gen. \7olters announced today. INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,1920. FORMER BOCHE LEADER SHOWS IN SOVIET DEAL General Proclaims Himself Head of German-Russ Movement. ADDRESSES LABOR BODY BERLIN, Sept. 1 (via London, Sept. 2.) --Gen. Hoffman, formerly a power In the German military machine, who dic tated peace terms to the bolshevik! at Brest-I.itovsk in 1918, today proclaimed himself the leader of a German move ment for an alliance with soviet Russia. Gen. .Hoffman, posing under the naiua of “Herr Lond, ’ addressed a labor meet ing, during which he urged a Itusso- German union. This was the first time in German history that a general of the aruly ever has made a speech to an assembly of workmen, and it strengthened rumor* of a possible alliance between the Ger man nationalists and the spartacists. Gen. Hoffman began by telling his hearers that he believes the future ot 'Germany lies with Russia and that “Ger many must escape from the entente.” “We must get away from the Ver sailles treaty at any cost," declared the general. “We must escape allied hate and French lust for our destruction.” ’The great failure at Versailles was that Russia was excluded from partlcl ptlon in Europen affairs such as she enjoyed at the outbreak of the war. “We need Russian food to feed our laborers and Russia needs our manufac tures.” SIMMONS DENIES ALLIANCE MOVE LONDON. t-ept. 2 "Germany ha* been urged to collaborate with soviet Russia against the entente, but the pro posal baa been rejected because it wotiM make Germany the theater of anew war,” Walter Simons, German foreign secretary, was quoted as saying, In a Renter dispatch from Berlin today. He added: "Statements that a secret agreement here beeu made between Germany and soviet Russia are absolutely false." "No po*>T warring on the soviet need count on our support," the fo-eign min ister said. "We recognize that the soviet' holds the reins of power In Russia and ! thus forma ad- facto government." Simons satd any attempt to co-operate ! with France or Poland against Russia j would immediately plunge Germany into! Internal warfare. Likewise any attempt to rooperatc with Russia would make Germany a battle- j ground, he said. “We were unable to accept auy anch re sponsibility in view of Germany's de senselessness, whereupon It was decided ; a policy of neutrality would prove best.”: he declared. POLANDS REPLY RECEIVED BY V. S. WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. President! Wilson today is believed to be consid i cring what action to take on Poland's answer to the American warning that j Polish armies be kept within the eastern frontier in the war with sovlei Russia. Poland's reply Is understood to have been sent to the whttehouae lato las* night. The president, it was reported, called j for the note as it was about to be made i public st the state department. Poland is understood to have refused j to abide by the American demand that j the eastern boundary not be truns- j greased. Poland contends it would bo j (< on tinned on Page Ten.) DANIELS TO COME HERE NEXT WEEK Secretary Meredith Also Due for Speeches. Added impetus will be given the. dem erratic campaign in Indiana next week with the appearance for two addresses j of Josephus Dante’*, secretary of tha | navy, qd Edwin Y. Meredith, secretary of agriculture. Secretary Daniels will speak Monday afternoon ut Danville and Monday night ; at CrawfordsvlHe. Secretary Meredith will address a meet- j ing Monday night at Connersvllie. 1 The two speakers will be in the state j but one clay, but each will probably re- j turn later in the campaign for a series of speeches. Speaking dates for Dr, Carlcton H, Me- j Culloeb, democratic candidate for gover- ! nor, have been selected for the week | of Sept. 13, by Bert Hendren, assistant j chairman of the state speakers' bureau, j Mrs. Hortense Tapp Moore will speak at all of the McCulloch meetings, the ; women's speakers bureau announces. I)r. McCuUleh will talk at the follow- j ing places: Sept. 13, Rensselaer, night; Sept. 14, Newton county, afternoon, and Lake county, night; Sept. 15, Valparaiso, nft ernoou, and Lake county, night; Sept. 10, Lafayette, afternoon, and Burlington, niglit; Sept. 17, Wingate, night; Sept. 18, ; Cayuga, afternoon, and Sullivan, night. Flans are under way for a second pilgrimage of Indiana folk to Marion, (>., where they are to hear an address by the republican nominee on Saturday, Sept. 11. It Is planned to make the trip In two special trains, one leaving from Gary and the other from Hammond. Republicans from the Tenth, Twelfth and Thirteenth districts will make up the delegations. Several meetings have been scheduled j by the republican state speakers’ bureau, and plans for campaign work d'irtug fair week ure under way. WESTERN UNION CASE SEPT. 22 Telegraph Company Seeks In crease in Rates. The public service commission today set Sept. 22, at 10 a. in., as the date for hearing on the petition of the Western Union Telegraph Company, for an in crease lu rates in Indiana. The company’s petition was filed with the commission on Aug. 1. Tho amount of increase desired by the company was set out In the petition. The last Increase obtained, the petition seta forth, w r as under government con trol, during the war period, when a 20 per cent increase was granted by Post master General Albert Burleson, in charge of telegraph and telephone service. Increased cost of materials and labor, taxes and other expenses are set forth as reasons for asking the rate Increase. Tile petition states that 85 per cent of the telegraph business of the nation is handled by the Western Union. The company Is represented in Its action by Pickens, Moore, Davidson A Pickens. Cox Visits Wounded Soldiers " E==="’"" Gov. Cox with wounded soldiers at Polyclinic hospital, New York. On bis recent eastern trip Gov. Cox, democratic nominee for the presi dency, paid a visit to the wounded soldiers at Polyclinic hospital, New York City. He shook hands and had a cheery word for every soldier, after which he was photographed with two wounded Ohio boys, Edward Hall (left) and Cecil Smith, both of Columbus. 1 CIVILIAN SHOT DEAD, 10 HURT Night Battle in Belfast Dis trict Results in Casualties. BELFAST, Sept. 2. A civilian waa abot dead and ten other persona wounded In a night battle at C'ltftonvUla when unionist!) attacked a number of houses occupied by Sinn Feiner*. Tbit bring* the dead in the Belfast dis trict up to iwenty-aix since the fighting started last Saturday evening. The casualties at Cllftonville probably would have been much heavier but for the tttnclj arrival of soldiers. Armed troops were rushed to the scene when fightiug developed and dispersed the fighters. The government has decided to accept the offer of the Ulster volunteers to take •ver control of Belfast and police the streets, according to a report which was called “groundless” at first but later con firmed by municipal officials. It was pointed out that the govern ment may nse this a* an excuse to re lease British troops for service lir other parts of Ireland. It Is understood there are about 3d,000 Ulster volunteers under arms. The organization was originally formed to take the field against the Rlnn Fein. MACSWINEY MUCH WEAKER, REPORT LONDON, Rept. 2.—’ The condition of Terence Macawiney, lord mayor of Cork, who is on hunger strike, took a turn for the worse this morning. It was announced at Brtxton Jail that he wan considerably weaker. BRITISH TROOPS MAKE RAIDS IN DUBLIN DUBLIN, Sept. 2. —Tbero waa a burst of military activity here today. British troops made h number of raids on Sinn Fein owned property. NEW POLICY FOR MEXICO GIVEN Huerta Addresses New Con gress, Emphasizing Con ditions. MEXICO CITY. Sept., 2.—President Do T.a Huerta, opening tho first session of the new Mexican congress, emphasized the following conditions: Mexico’s potential oil production is twice that of the United States and the Mexican government is doing everything possible to develop the Industry. Commercial treaties with ether nations aro being studied preparatory to revis ing them to meet post-war conditions. Extradition treaties with other coun trios are in effect for the first time in ten years. The government now is able to guar antee the lives and property of foreign clllxons. The question of indemnities is being studied with u view to amicable settle, ment of all such claims. Although a few bandits are at large all important rebels have been subdued and the federal army greatly reduced. Both domestic and foreign business has increased greatly under the present ad ministration. De La Huerta’s address was regarded as having particular significance, because recent elections gHve him u majority In congress for the first time since he as sumed office. Print Paper Prices Increased sls a Ton NEW YORK. Sept. 2. An increase of sls a ton In print paper prices was an nounced by the International Puper Com pany in its scale for the fourth quar ter of the current year. The price for the current quarter was slls a ton and the increase, as an nounced, will make the price $l3O a ton for roll newsprint in carload lots f. o. b. mill. Contract prices for newsprint are ad justed each quarter by the International. Why Not Insure 'Em BELOIT, Wis . Sept. 2. Beloit firemen answered a telephone call from a woman, saying her neigh bor's home was on tire. They found a roast burning on the kitchen stove. Subftcrtntfnn i ßy Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10o: Elsewhere, 12c. ■subscription Ratss. ( By Ma „ 60(J Pcr ’ Mooth . , 5 . 0 Per Vear. MUST MABEL TELL HER AGE? Fateful Decision Is Up to Maine Courts. PORTLAND. Me., Sept. 2. -The question of whether a woman has a right to one secret she is sure to keep her age- may be determined by the courts here. Mr*. Ernest Holman, wife of a prominent I’ortland citizen, waa de nied the right to register -for the September state elections because she refused to give her age. The incident may be made 4 test case and the courts catted upon to decide whether a woman must di vulge her age in enrolling for an election. 50,000 HARD COAL MINERS AFFECTED Practically AH Workers in Pennsylvania Field Out. WILKESBARRE. Pa. Kept. 2—Prac tically every colliery in District No. 1 of the anthracite region, embracing Lackawanna and Luzerne counties In which 50,000 miners are employed, seemed likely to remain idle today because of the "v cations" being taken by miners dis satisfied with the wage award of Presi dent Wilson's anthracite commission. Reports from the eolllerters indicated thousands nf miners were remaining away from their Jobs. This vacation was ordered at a meet ing of insurgent miners yesterday. It has not the approval of the United Mine Workers of Atnerlcs. 12.000 JOIN FROM POTTSVILLE, PA. POTTSVILLE, Pa.. Sept. 2.—Twelve thousand additional miners Joined the strikers’ ranks this forenoon. The Pennsylvania railroad has annulled miners’ pasaengcr cars and coal trains. Determination of the pump men to strike has caused a crisis which will be met by sending machinists from this city. 24 ANTHRACITE MINES ARE IDLE HAZELTON, Pa., Sept. 2.—Twenty four anthracite mines are idlo and oth ers are expected to suspend before the day ends. Twelve thousand men are on “vaca tion.” Mine output was cut in half yesterday and is likely to be reduced SO per cent today. JOINT SCALE BODY MEETS SCRANTON, l’n., Sept. 2.—The joint scale opmmlttee of the anthracite mine workers and operators met here today to formulate anew contract, based on the report of the majority of the anthracite wage commission, which document al ready has been approved by President Wilson. One official of the United Mine Work ers said tho strike of insurgent miners in Wllkesbnrre may hold up the work of the committee. PLANS TO AVERT ACUTE (?OAL SHORTAGE WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—The Inter state commerce commission is preparing to relieve any acute coal shortage caused by a In the anthracite fields by di verting bituminous coal to New York, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Officials of the commission have been watching the situation closely since the president expressed confidence that some substitute for anthracite coal would be found if the miners declined to remain at work. The development of a serious walkout, it wns said, probably would mean an immediate conference of the coal carry ing railroads, the operators and Inter state commerce commission to work out plans for priority and diversion orders. Government officials are hopeful that the meeting of the wage seal* committee in Scranton may bring a peaceful solu tion. Department of justice agent* still have orders, issued during the bituminous coal , strike, to watch for conspiracies. At the department of labor, the hope : was expressed that public opinion would force the miners back to work. It was pointed out that Labor day Is near and that many of the miners are taking a few extra holidays. HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY ‘IT’S UP TO COMMITTEE TO DIG UP THE PROOF’ Moore Says, If Desired, Provision May Be Made for Providing ‘Newberry CompanyA WAITS FOR * SLUSH FUND 9 HEARING CHICAGO, Sept. 2.—The senate campaign fund investigating commlt> tee adjourned today until next Tuesday, when the hearings Will be resumed in Chicago. This action was taken after the republican members objected to put ting E. H. Moore, Gov. Cox's representative, on the stand on the ground that some of them had out-of-town engagements over the week end. When the committee reconvenes Moore will present evidence, he said, backing up Cox's charges. Although Moore said he was ready to take the stand, committee mem bers said he was not, In fact, prepared to go on. Moore had requested that “regional finance directors” of the repub lican national committee be summoned to tell of their collections. CHICAGO, Sept. 2.—“ The senate Investigating committee can either dig up the proof o’ Gov. Cox’s charges or it can leave matters so that Truman Newberry will have a lot of distinguished company.” \ E. H. Moore, who arrived today to be Gov. Cox's spokesman at the slush fund inquiry, made this statement while waiting for the committee to decide whether it would hear him or not. Moore said that If the senate commit tee does not produce and act on evidence of Cox’s charges, the evidence will be laid before the department of Justice. Moore declared that “a professional money raiser" has been put in charge of collecting G. O. P. campaign funds. lie named Henry M. Blair, assistant to Treasurer Fred W. Upham of the re publican national committee, as the "money raiser.” Moore said he was prepared to submit evidence the republicans had a special money raising organization under direc tion of Blair and a number of “regional directors who were told to raise $16,- 000,000.” “If the committee will call those regional directors they can find out the real quotas, not only for states, but for cities,” said Moore. “Treasurer Upham testified that Georgia's quota was $25,000. “I am prepared to show that that sum COX GETS AWAY TONIGHT ON TRIP THROUGH WEST ‘Swing Around Circle’ Will Be One of Extensive Efforts in Campaign. SPEAKING POINTS NAMED COLUMBUS, 0.. Sept. 2.—Satisfied that with Ed H. Moore as bis personal representative before the senate investi gating committee now sitting in Chicago, tbi “slush fund” inquiry will proceed satisfactorily. Gov. James M. Cox was today preparing for his western tour, which is to begin tonight. This gigantic “swing around the cir cle” will take him into twenty-fotir states and will continue over a period of approximately tliirty-one days, during which time he will average at least fixe addresses a day. SPEAKS FIRST IN LANSING The governor will leave Columbus to night at 11:30 on the first leg of the western tour. He Is scheduled to deliver addresses both afternoon and evening in Lansing, Mich., on Friday; will stop two hours and a half in Chicago on Saturday morning and will speak again to after noon and evening audiences in Milwaukee on the same day. Sunday afternoon and evening will t>e spent in Chicago, where the governor ex pects to hold Important conferences with various democratic leaders. Monday virtually the entire day wiL be spent in speechmaking at Minne apolis, St. Paul and pointa in that vi cinity, the party jumping thence to Grand Forks, N. D., Montana, Washing ton, Oregon, Odaho, Utah, Nevada and California follow in the order named, the party being scheduled to arrive in Sau Francisco on the evening of Sept. 17. CALIFORNIA IN ITINERARY. From San Francisco the governor will gc to IyOs Angeles and San Diego and will then sweep across Arizona. New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, lowa, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, making many speeches en route. Following addresses at Joplin and Kansas City on Oct. 2, a short stop in St. Louis on Oct. 3, he will rertum to Dayton, prepared, after a brief rest, to start another strenuous campaign through the middle west and east. FIRST CLEW TO RHODES MURDER Was Fired at Over Month Ago in Own Home. CHICAGO, Sept. 2.— -The first definite clew in connection with tho murder of Howard B. Rhodes, dry goods merchant, who was slain while on an automobile ride with Mrs. Gladys Virginia Jacob son, wns obtained by police here today. Questioning of L. H. Merriman, father in-law of the murdered man, developed that Rhodes was fired at while In his home here a month ago. Police now believe the murder of Rhodes wns a deliberately planned plot and redoubled their efforts to locate two men who were in the vicinity at the tlmo of the murder. State’s Attorney Hoyne was expected today to renew his questioning of Mrs. Jacobson regarding details of the shoot ing. manYtoyisit FOREIGN LANDS Sixty-Seven Income Tax Cer tificates Issued. Sixty-seven collector’s certificates of compliance with the income tax law were issued to citizens of Indiana who desired to visit foreign countries during the month of August by William L. Elder, collector of Internal revenue, ac cording to H. M. Tebay, division chief. Clearance certificates were Issued to sixty-nine aliens who desired to visit tlieir native lauds. The countries to which the applicants for certificates and clearance permits were going are as follows: England, Belgium, Italy, Roumania, Serbia, France, Germany, Czecho-Slova- Uta, India, Scotland. South America. Philippine Islands, .Canal Zone, Cuba, j Mexico, Greece, Canada, Japan, Denmark, j Poland, Transylvania, Turkey, Africa, 1 Hungary. Palestine, Rolled, Porto Rico, Croatia and China. ★ NO. 98. was the quota of Atlanta alone, and that it was all raised by June 14. “I can name the man who raised It. “He was so disgusted when Harding was nominated that he quit and said he wouldn't support the v ticket.” Moore declared that the republican* had corrupted Lincoln’s “government by the people” into government “buy the people.’’ While Moore was talking to interview ers the committee was squabbling over taking his testimony. Republican members objected to put ting him on the stand today. Senator Spencer of Missouri, repub lican, left Chicago last night and Sen ator Edge said he had to depart this afternoon, thus leaving Kenyon as the only republican and Reed and Pomerene, democrats. Kenyon desires to get away tonight. The republicans charged the democrats with trying to put them in the position of refusing to hear vital evidence. They said it was unfair to put Moore on without the full republican member ship of the committee present. POINDEXTER CALLED TO STAND. Senator Miles Poindexter of Washing ton, chairman of the republican sena torial campaign committee, was unex pectedly called to the stand when the committee resumed its hearings today. Moore, who was expected to be the first witness, had not appeared when the hearing opened. Senator Poindexter was asked con. ceruing the campaign funds of the sena torial campaign committee. lie testified lie did not have any rec <*rtis from which to give authentic tes timony, saying the funds cf the com mlitre were in the hands of Senator Frelinghuyaen of New Jersey and that only Frellnghuysen could give positive information. The funds being collected by his com mittee. Poindexter said, are $o be cred ited against a written guaranty by the republican national committee of a fund of $200,000. If more than $200,000 is collected, Poin dexter said, the surplus is to be placed with the national committee. POINDEXTER IGNORANT OF FREEING HUY SEN PLANS. Senator Poindexter insisted he was en tirely ignorant of any plans Senator Frellnghuysen has for raising campaign funds. Ha said, however, an auxiliary com mittee. of which Elliott Wadsworth of New York is chairman, has charge of the active work under Frelinghuysen's di rection. He said this committee had not raised any money. Senator Reed, Missouri, warned Sen ator Poindexter that the appropriation of $200,000 to be spent in thirty-two states in the senatorial campaign, placed the republican leaders and candidates dangerously near the corrupt practices act, and cited the case of Senator New berry of Michigan. “Ten thousand dollars is the maximum a senator may spend,” Reed said. “Yon have set an average of S6,SO la thirty-two states. “There is no limit to what your local organization may raise. “The court in the Newberry case held that if the money is spent by an organ ization in the Interest of the senator, the senator could be convlctedv under the law.” Senator Reed, during the examination of Senator Poindexter, demanded that Chairman Hays of the republican com mittee be called upon to produce lists of all the financial or money-raising com mittees in the states. Senator Edge, republican, demanded similar lists from the democratic officials. REED AND EDGE IN SHARP CLASH. In a sharp passage with Senator Edge, Reed made this statement: “Up to date we know you have got the money and we shall know all about It If this committee remains in session for the next forty-eight hours.” Reed's pointed remark was taken te mean that he had received Gov. Cox's evidence, or that Moore was prepared to give It. The clash with Senator Edge came about when Senator Reed tried to force from Senator P. indexter a statement that an election could be swung by the use of cash in a pivotal district or state. Poindexter had admitted that the sen atorial committee might have as much as $70,000 to send into a certain state if it chote. Poindexter said, however: “3Ve never would send any such sum.”' Poindexter denied fiatly any knowl edge of any $15,000,000 campaign fund. He said such a fund would be an abuse of custom. OPEN LETTER To WARREN T. M’CRAY. Republican Candidate for Governor. Dear Warren —There seems to be a general impression in Indiana that you are seeking not only to succeed Jim Goodrich In the state house, but also to succeed him In the centralized dictatorship which the people were foolish enough to allow him to establish. Can not you spare a little time from your many business interests to tell the voters whether you would, If elected, continue the Good rich parolefest, utility rate raising, pardoning fund and tax law manip ulation? Remember, you are running on a platform that all these things and let us know whether you really desire to see them perpe tuated.