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Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street
Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351.
_ . _ _ I Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos.
Advertising Offices I New Tort, Boston, Payne, Burns & Smith, Inc.
EVERY little city official has his own pet auto and the tax levy in
creases steadily! i
CRIMINAL COURT is open again but Sheriff Miller is no nearer trial
than he was before the vacation. *
BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT the public service commission has de
termined to delay fixing a higher rate for gas than the statute decrees in
THE VALUE of the hogs on the mayor's farm may account for the
fact that he is more interested in stock raising than in the affairs of the
city of Indianapolis.
BUT, MR. MILLER, if those hundred odd automobiles are actually
needed in the conduct of c<ty affairs how could information concerning
who uses them “used against us?’’
THE REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPERS of Indiana seem to be disturbed
because W. G. McAdoo, himself a dry, persists in supporting Governor Cox
for president on the undebatable ground that Mr. Cox is not ■wet.
MEANWHILE baseball and race horse pools are selling openly in
Indianapolis and it's a dry looking individual who isn’t solicited to buy
a bottle of hootch every time he saunters along Illinois street.
Commercialized State Fair
The State Board of Agriculture closed its annual state fair last week
leaving the people of Indiana who attended somewhat in the dark as to
whether the state fair was held for the benefit of the citizens of the stare
or for the purpose of extracting from their pockets "all the traffic will
bear. - ’
From the time preparations were made for -the exhibit up to the
moment the last patron worked his way through the turnstile the pre
dominant thought in connection with the affair seems to have been the
perfect application of the national Republican committee s admonishment,
“Boys, get the money.’’
If there was anything free on the state fairgrounds during the fair
week it was provided by business institutions that were endeavoring to
interest a buying public in their wares.
Certainly, the State Board of Agriculture supplied noth ng of value
to the public without first obtaining complete compensation therefor.
Os course this does not apply to certain favored office holders who
101 l about the statehouse. These administration pets were provided with
"press" badges taking them free through the attractions while newspaper
men whose business required their presence in the fair grounds were
not infrequently forced to pay money for the privilege of giving the board
the publicity which it seems to think it is the duty of the newspapers of
Indiana to supply them without costs.
Is the Indiana state fair designed wholly as a commercial enterprise
with no other object than to make money, or is it an institution intended
to educate the people of Indiana, amuse and instruct them and provide a
stimulating influence toward better development of the 6tate?
The exhibition last week was such as to make it very apparent that
the desire to commercialize the fair was transcending any and all educa
tional motives.
Naturally, this “boys, get the money” sentiment that the state board
is fostering in every conceivable manner resulted in the deterioriation of the
attractions. The side shows and concessions were almost all of a type
that has no place in a public exhibit such as the fair is presumed to be.
The granting as concessions of privileges that should be open to all was
carried to an extent as to infringe even on the personal necessities of
those who attended.
Negro attendants of comfort stations insultingly demanded tips, not
for services but for privileges supposed to be guaranteed by admission.
Concession owners profiteered scandalously. According to the uninvesti
gated charges of a minister, gatemen allowed whisky to be hauled into
the grounds. In the side shows scenes that certainly did not improve the
moral tone of the fair were permitted and encouraged.
The state of Indiana contributed SIO,OOO from its treasury to this
enterprise. It is a partner to the whole institution. Asa partner it is
entitled not only to an accounting of the profits, which has never been
made in the past and is not likely to be made this year, but it is also en
titled to some voice in the management of the fair.
If the Indiana state fair is to be so thoroughly commercialized as to
be on the plane of a circus where people go with the expectation of paying
every time they turn around, then there is no longer any reason why the
state treasury should be tapped annually for financial assistance.
If the fair is to be conducted as a state institution for the education
and the improvement of the people, then it Is time there were some
members of its board of governors who developed a little sense of responsi
bility to the people of the stats and came out from under commercial
Influences long enough to make it an educational institution.
Asa completely commercialized institution the state fair was a great
success, so much so in fact that the state, a business partner, ought to
share in the profits, not be asked to contribute to them.
But who, outside of the managers, wishes a money record in con
nection with this educational institution?
Enough of Deceit!
The collapse of the scheme^of the public service commission to force
Indianapolis citizens to pay increased rates for gas, following close on
the collapse of the nefarious plan to force higher street car fares by curtail
ment of already inadequate seryice is another indication that the people
of this city are at last awakening to the fact that their interests need
attention to insure protection.
The directors of the gas company were quick to see the storm brewing
in the public mind and wise enough to realize that the company’s interests
would eventually be beßt served by taking to cover. Consequently, after
explaining their need for additional revenues on which to base improve
ments and extensions, they asked the commission to desist from their
effort to present the company with additional revenue under the transparent
guise of "conserving gas.”
Some day the gentlemen who direct the utilities of this state will
become convinced that the people of Indiana are of ordinary intelligence
and fair-minded.
When they are so convinced they will desist fro mall roundabout
methods of seeking adequate returns on the utility investments, lay their
cards on the table and ask fair play.
When that time comes the people of Indianapolis will pay more for
utility service than they are now paying.
They will pay a fair rate for service, based on the quality of the
service and sufficient in itself to induce utilities to give quality service.
For the average Hoosier is far more willing to part with a dollar
openly and frankly asked of him than he is to part with a penny obtained
by chicanery.
Every instance such as the scheme of the state, city and street car
company to deceive the people as to true conditions and the scheme of
the public service commission to raise gas rates under the guise of "con
serving gas” only delays the coming of that eventual period when the
people of Indiana will have faith in their utilities and help them to develop.
The Taxpayer’s Contribution
Among the unsolicited campaign contributions which are not Included
in the several rapidly increasing quotas that Republican leaders are now
admitting is the involuntary contribution made by the taxpayers of the
city of Indianapolis.
Fifty-three city office holders or employes are now engaged in organ
ization work in Marion county. /
Each cf these fifty-three men is drawing better than SIOO a month
from the city treasury. Two months’ political work is being required
of them.
At the least calculation the taxpayers of Indianapolis are thus con-,
tributing $10,600 to the RepubUAn campaign fund for Marlon county.
And this sum does not account the oil and gasoline the city
is furnishing to run the 1004mtomobiles from which these ward workers
take their choice when they start on mlitical missions!
Democratic Candidate for
Prosecutor Outlines
His Policies
Tb* state board of accounts, in its
report of May, 1919, says that the an
nual cost of operating automobiles, for
the use of the public and county officials,
is in excess of $5,000 a year, 4jud in this
published report they state:
“We are informed that this' car is
used principally by the courthouse cus
todian in making the trip from his resi
dence east of the city, to the courthouse
And in this same report they say, “it
seems that all these machines are owned
and operated at the expense of the coun
ty in direet violation of the statutes,
and the cost is increasing each year.
A large part of the expense of operating
the highway superintendent’s car was
charged to the gravel road repair fund
and, owing to the laxity in itemizing
claims, it ig Impossible to ascertain the
exact cost. We find claims filed and
when a Girl marries
A New Serial of Young Married Life
By Ann Lisle *
“No, it’s a real Job we’ra asking you
to take on, Harrison. And Judging by
these books scattered about at your own
’desk,’ you’re going at it in professional
fashion,” Mr. Norreys replied cordially.
Terry beamed at them both.
“Jimmie, this friend of mine came over
to discuss mercenary details with you.
But unlesa I help you two out you’ll
sit and exchange compliments all even
ing. Have you thought up your figure,
“Salary? I thought I was just help
ing out a pal of Terry’s. I wonder if
I m the man for the job—permanently, I
mean?" said Jim.
For the first time I felt a flicker of
Impatience with Jim. How could he
doubt himself? He bad youth he was
whole. And Mr. Norreys, worn and thin
as If from fever, bfs right band gone
had such a danutless air!
"You’re my man!” Mr Norreys ex
claimed. “You’ll prove It to yourself
Ip a week. How’s a hundred to start?’’
Terry accepted for Jim and whirl*!
Norreys and himself off in a manner
quite different from his usual floe pla
eidity. At the door those lce-tlue eyes
held mine for a moment.
“You’ve n flue, high-spirited lad there.
MiV Harrison. I'm g!ad that Terry
brought us together. Good-night.”
I turned from the door, feeling thaL
our “ship” was coming into harbor.
“A hundred a week, boy!” I tried.
‘lsn’t that glorious? And it will be
a privilege to work with that splendid
man. He liked you. Did you notice
how be called you ‘lad?’”
“Good money.” replied lira reflectively.
"But I hale lik* the dickens to bn
cbalned to a desk. I'm not an office
man. Norreys is a' good *c o ut, too
otherwise bis calling me pet names
might have been offensive.”
Neal chuckled., i turne,] on them both.
"Oh. you. too! Mr. Norreys is won-
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paid for and charged to the gravel road
repair fund for such Items as two robes,
sl4; two pair goggles, 70 cents, etc.
“The statutes governing the conduct
of the various offices mentioned do not
provide for the ownership and mainte
nance of machines irt the public expense,
with the possible exception of the coun
ty sealer of weights and measures, which
office has apparently been abolished, and
repeated efforts to have the legislature
provide for such ownership and mainte
nance have failed. Attention has been
called to this condition repeatedly and
county officials do not seem disposed to
discontinue the practice voluntarily.”
If I am elected prosecuting attorney
the county officials will not be permitted
ti spend the taxpayers’ money unlaw
fully without being prosecuted.
tierful- a personality! It's a privilege—
Just to meet him. He's going to bring
big things into our lives!”
Jim eyed me quizzically for a second,
and then turned to his books again,
“Here goes! First step toward volun
tary slavery chained to a desk.”
But Neal voiced his amazement:
“Say. Bobbs -you're generally the cool
est little thing outside of an Icehouse.
What’s got you going? You sure raved
over the living skeleton with the eyes
and the smile.*'
- “Oh, so you noticed the eyes and the
smile?'! I replied unperturbed. “And
maybe’ you also noticed that Anthony
Norreys is -a man!"
Again Jim eyed me with the quizzical
smile. But he said nothing.—Copyright,
Jit IX).
(To Be Continued.)
Charge Foul Play in
Death of Indiana Boy
Special to The Times.
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. Sept. 13,-The
death of John Egler, 14, an Evansville
boy, at Woodstock, Tenn , last Tuesday,
> to he investigated, it was stated here
The Egler boy ran awav from his
homo her* a week ago to Join a circus
Louis Bcuder, deputy United States
marshal, went to Woodstock to bring
the body home: found it bad been buried
on the day the lad’s death and or
dered It disinterred.
The coroner at Woodstock had re
turned a verdict of accidental der-vh.
Mr. Bender is of the opinion that
young Egler was shot on a railroad train
while stealing a ride aud (dates that the
boy’s mother will employ an attorney to
file suit against the railroad company
for damages.
The boy bad been shot through the
forehead; had a long gash cut in bit
head and his neck had been broken.
By David Cory.
Let me see. We had to leave off in
the last story just when the wicked
spider had put the helmet she had i-eeu
knitting over the head of little I’uss
Junior and he bad fallen asleep, for it
was a magic knitted helmet, you see.
Well, Just then up flew the Blackbird and
he saw just what was going to happen
to Puss, for that spider would have taken
him in her big web house and eaten him
up, just like the garden spidets do with
the poor flies they catch in their webs,
you know.
\ Well, what do you think that brave
Blackbird did? He turned the magic
ring which Puss wore on his little too
around three times, and then up came
a little black man with a long pointed
sword, and before that dreadful spider
— ' —” I
“The Little Black Man Disappeared in
a Cloud of Smoke.”
could bite Puss that little black man cut
off her bead with a swish of his sword,
and down fell her great web house aud
out rolled bags and bags of gold.
And then this little black man, who
was a servant of the fairy queen, you
know, pulled tbe helmet off of Puss
Junior’s head, and then, of course, he
woke up anti rubbed his eyes, for at
flrst he didn’t know where be was or
what bad happened.
But when he saw the wicked spider
lying on the ground without any head
on, for her bead was as round as a
marble and had rolled down tbe hillside
until It dropped into a lake, bo knew
what a narrow escape he had bad.
“Goodness me y laughed Puss, “I shall
never again make friends with a spider
In fairy land,” and he got up and put
on bis cap with the gold feather, and
then he asked the little black roan what
he could do to repay him.
"Nothing, tfir Cat,’’ he replied. “1 am
one of many who obey the call of your
magic ring,” and then he disappeared in
a cloud of black smoke.
“Little comrade.” aald the Blackbird.
“If I had not come when I did aud
turned your magic ring, yon would he
as dead as a stone in the Dead Sea!’’
“All’s well that ends well,” laughed
Push “Come, let ua proceed upon our
Journey of adventure, and you ahall find
no more trusty friend than I If danger
overtakes you.” And after that the two
set out one* more, am} by and by they
i.ame to a lowly cottage where lived
n herdsman with hit family. And when
Puss knocked on the door a pretty red
btrd, who wa# in a cage that bung from
tips roof of the little porch, t>egan to
"Mother 1* out In the meadow today
Watching tbs aheep and the lambs at
And father la up on the windy bill
Keeping the cows and the calves from
But hack of the cottage, under a tree.
Sister and baby boy you’ll see.”
So Puss left off knocking on the door
aud turned his footsteps to the rear of
the cottage, and there, sure enough, un
der a big red apple tree, sat a little
F-ri playing with a baby, and when
she saw Puss she laughed and said, “Hce*-
comes the story-book cat,” ard next
time you shall hear what she meant by
that.—Copyright, litao.
(To Be Continued.)
The stars incline, but do not compel.”
This is rather an unimportant day in
planetary direction, according to astrol
ogy. Neptune is in bonefle aspect, but
there are many mildly adverse influences.
It should be a fairly fortunate day for
any sort of commercial enterprise and
favorable for journeys that have for
their object some business mission.
Neptune is in a place supposed to im
part vision, Intuition and understand
Agitation concerning public revenues
may come much to tbe fore at this time
and extravagance will be uncovered in
more than one state.
Women who are leaders in politics or
any public service now have to con
tend with planetary influences that are
most threatening, since they encourage
envy and malice that works trouble.
The election of a woman to high office
foretold at the beginning of the year is
again nnnouneed by the seers, but they
declare that there wilt be serious dis
appointment for one of the most prom
inent candidates.
In contrast to the public service of
many women, astrologers prophesy a re
vival of the ancient household arts which
will become very fashionable.
Persons whose birthdate it is may
experience a strenuous year In busi
ness which should be successful. All
litigation should be avoided.
Children born on this day may be too
fond of amusement to progress rapidly
in any serious pursuit. They should be
wisely trained and educated, for they
should have flue possibilities.—Copyright
Q What ig a free bid In auction
bridge? c. S. M.
A. A free bid is any bid that one is
not compelled to make in order to over
caU a previous bid. The dealer’s first
bid is always free.
read our ads with confidence Bargain Table
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Where is Cocos Island? When did
Peary discover the North Pole? Where
axe the national soldiers’ homes? This
department of The Times will tell you.
If you have a question to ask, send it
with a two-cent stamp to tbe Indiana
Daily Times information bureau, Frederic
J. Baskin, director, Washington, D. C.
The answer will be sent direct to you.
H. C, L.
( l . What has been the increase in tbe
cost of living from 1914 up to the pres
ent time? E. J. W.
.A According to the Bureau of Labor
statistics’ figures, the in?teas£ in the cost
of living from 1914 to Jan. 1, 1920,
was about 94 per cent.
Q. What was the first American di
vision to hold a sector alone in France?
A. The war department says that the
Ist Division was the first American di
vision that held a sector alone.
Q. Wbat is the method of dream in
terpretation discovered by Prof. Sigmund
Freud of Vienna? H. F.
A. Professor Freud’s discovery, which
is an essential part of the new science
of psychoanalysis und of far-reaching
importance, is that dreams are not mean
ingless, but that most of them express
wishes or needs of the dreamer, which
have been suppressed into his subcon
scious mind. The dream expresses this
wish in the form of'-a fable or fantasy,
using a variety of symbols, which are
repeated again and again with the same
meaning. Under expert interpretation
the dream yields a valuable insight into
the psychic life of the individual and is
of great value in curing nervous and
mental troubles.
Q. What rights are given the Amer
ican Indian pertaining to hunting?
L. S.
A. The American Indian is given bunt
ing, fishing and trapping rights under
the treaty rights wilb the United States
and under state laws.
Q. Wjll yon tel! me where Cocos
Island is. about which there is so much
talk of buried treasure? H. It. L.
A. The K-eling or Cocos Islands are
a group of twenty-three small coral
islands belonging to Great Britain and
situated in the Indian Ocean, in latitude
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12 decrees 4 minutes to 12 degrees 13
minutes south, and longitude 96 degrees
50 minutes east, 500 miles southwest of
Java. It was off these islands that the
German cruiser Emden was destroyed by
the Australian cruiser Sydney in 1914.
Q. When did Peary discover the North
Pole? S. W. C.
A. The North Pole was reached by
Admiral Peary on April 7, 1909.
Q. Where are the national soldiers’
homes? H. M. W.
A. The following are the mimes and
locations of the National Volunteer Sol
diers’ homes: Central, Dayton. Ohio;
Northwestern, Milwaukee, Wis.; Southern,
Hampton, Va.; Eastern, Togus, Me.;
Western. Leavenworth, Kan.; Marion,
Marion, Ind.; Pacific, Santa Monica, Cal.;
Danville, Danville, 111.; Mountain, John
son City, Tenn.; Battle Mountain Sani
tarium, Hot Springs, S. D.
Q. When should green hardwood tim
ber for posts be cut to last the longest?
F. J. G. i
A, Green hardwood should he cut in
the fall for posts.
Q. Kindly let me know who Is tbe
author of the words, “There is a time
to fight and a time to pray,” and the cir
cumstances in which the expression was
used? W. D. M.
A. The quotation if attributed to John
Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, who wag a
preacher at a church in Woodstock, Va.,
when tho Revolutionary War broke out.
In February, 1777, he waa made brigadier
general under Washington. It was while
lie was a minister that the famous inci
dent occurred which you wish to know
about. We quote as follow's regarding
this incident from the Harper’s En
cyclopedia of United States History:
“One Sunday he told his hearers that
there w-s a time for all things—a time
to preach and a time to fight—and that
then was tbe time to fight. Casting ofT
his gown, he appeared in the regimentals
of a Virginia colonel, read hi* commis
sion as such, and ordered drummers to
heat up recruits. Nearly all of the able
bodied men of his parish responded and
became soldiers of the Sth Virginia Regi

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