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Thunder showers this afternoon or to night. Thursday fair and cooler. vol xxxni. FINAL DETAILS FOR G. A. R. EVENT ROUNDED OUT Committee Chairmen Work on Finishing Touches for Encampment. SUCCESS IS PREDICTED With the opening of the fifty-fourth annual national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic only three days away, committee chairmen, at a meeting at jioon today at the Chamber of Commerce, reported that final details are rapidly being arranged for the meet ing. The advance guard of veterans ana visitors was expected to arrive in the rity today for the encampment, including lianiel M. Hall, commander-in-chief. Edward A. Kabn, chairman of the ex ecutive committee, presided at the meet ing today and expressed the belief that the encampment will be a great success, due to the whole-hearted cooperation of every person who has been asked to qs- in the preparations of plans. Herman P. Lleber, chairman of the committee on decorations, reported that decorations already are beginning to take form and the entire city will soon take on a holiday attire. That* the city will be decorated as it never has been before in honor of the veterans, is the hope of the committee, he said. STREETS TO BE DECORATED. 'The following streets will he decorated by the comlhittee: Illinois street, Union Station to Ohio street; Meridian street, Union Station to <hio; Pennsylvania. Washington to Ohio;- .Tackson Place; Washington street, Alabama to railroad crossing; Market street, Tomlinsol Hall to Illinois; Ohio, from Pennsylvania to Illinois, and Monument Circle. / Every merchant, building manager and resident also are urged to see that thetx places of justness, buildings and homes are appropriately decorated with the na tional colors. John B. of the auto mobile committee, reported that hun dreds of automobiles will be required for the use of the veterans during the week. He also urged that every automobile owner in the city get a sticker bearing the words. “This Is a G. A. R. Car; Hop in and Ride,” and to give the veterans a lift during the week. Boy Scouts will play an important part in the handling of the encampment. The scouts will be stationed at various places around the city, F. O. Belzer. scout executive and chairman of the com mittee in charge, said, to see that the old veterans are cared for and their wishes served. PARADE WILL TAKE PEACE WEDNESDAY MORNING. What is regarded as one of the most important features of tbe encampment will be the parade at 10 o'clock Wednes day morning. The procession will require about gn hour and thirty minutes in passing. Harry -B. Smith is chairman of the committee in charge. In addition t<v the veterans, the Ameri can Legion and the Spanish War Yet erans have been asked to participate and the Sons of Vt -rans will act as the es cort of honor. Officials of the Grand Army and the executive committee will view the parade from a reviewing stand in front of the Statehouse. Members of the city council also will be asked to occupy the stand. Sidney S. Miller, chairman of the re ception committee, reported that more than 300 men will be included in the or ganization for receiving and welcoming the veterans at tbe Unijn Station. A hospitality committee of inore than one hundred women also will greet the vititora. Mrs. Edna M. Pauley is chairman of the committee which, is included in the organization of Mrs. Ida S. Mcßride, general chairman of the committee on woman’s organizations. Mrs. Mcßride reported that several en tertainment features also are being ar ranged for the women. W. R. C. TO HOLD FIRST MEETING. The Woman’s Relief Corps will hold the first meeting in connection with the encampment, the meeting to be held at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Clay pool Hotel. The national presidents of organiza tions allied with the G. A. R. will at tend the meet, together with one dele gate from each organization. Daniel M. Dali, national commander, also will attend. Patriotic services will be held in all of the churches of the city on Sunday and the pulpits will be occupied by prominent Grand Army men. W. A. Ketcham, candidate for the of fice of commander-in-chief, is chairman of the committee in charge. He has not announced the name of speakers. On the same day the Sons of Veterans Auxiliary and the Daughters of Veterans will establish national headquarters at the Hotel Severin. The executive committee of the Na tional Council of Administration will meet-fit the Claypool Hotel at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The first semi-official meeting of the <J. A. R. wilt be held at Tomlinson Hal) at 7:30 o’clock Monday evening. Edward A Kahn, chairman of the executive committee, will preside. Addresses of welcome will be made by Gov. James P. Goodrich. Mayor Charles W. Jewett and Robert AV. Mcßride, com mander of the department of Indiana of the G. A. R. Commander Hall will follow with a response and greetings will be read from the presidents of all the allied organiza tions. A musical program also will be given. A meeting of the Retired Volunteer (Continued on Page Eleven.) WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Thursday, Sept. 16; Thunder showers this afternoon or tonight; Thursday fair and cooler. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. fi a. m i 70 7 a. m 71 • a. m 75 9 a. m 75 10 a. m 75 11 a. m 74 12\(noonj 72 1 Did You Ever Write a Letter to Frederic J. Haskin? Stop a minute and think about this fact: Tou can a*k our Washington Informa tion Bureau any question of fact and get th* tntwer back in a personal letter. It la a great, new, educational Idea in troduced into the lives of the most, intel ligent people in the worTd. It Is a part of that best purpose of a newspaper— SEßVlCE. Get the habit of asking questions of Frederic .f. Haskin Director, The Indiana Dally Times Information a,,,,..,. n c. Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Little Journeys to the Mayor’s Office Every week-day. beginning Aug. 5, a reporter for the Daily Times has called at the office of Mayor Charles W. Jew ett during the hours that Mr. Jewett an nounced he would be attending to the affairs of his administration, shortly after he became mayor. Twenty-one times the reporter has fonnd the mayor absent from his of fice. Ten times the mayor has been present when the reporter called. Slx of the twenty-one times the reporter wtis Informed .he mayor was not in, but was “expected.” Six times the reporter has returned to tlie office a second time and found that the mayor had returned. These successive visits hßve been suf ficient to show cbnclusively whether the mayor Is keeping his pledge to the peo ple of this city to “keep business hours at the City Hall,” and “be always avail - for consideration of the problems that Confront the municipality.” The administration of the affairs of a municipality such as Indianapolis Is a man's job. When Mayor Jewett took over tbe task he pledged to the citizens of Indian apolis sufficient of his time' to carry on the job in a manner satisfactory to the people who pay him his salary. There is now an almost unanimous feeling in Indianapolis that the Job Mr. Jewett accepted is not being held down in a satisfactory manner. Perhaps the citizens of Indianapolis will able to reason why from the fact that Out of thirty-one working days he was not on the Job twenty-one times. $50,000 BLAZE AT GAS PLANT Prospect Street Coke Elevator Burns. Red-hot coke hauled up to the top ot the coke elevator at the Citizens' Gas Company plant, Prospect street and the i Belt railroad, started a fire at 10 o'clock : last night which city firemen are still ■ fighting. The damage will reach at least $50,000, • but it is covered by insurance, accord, l ing to F,_G. Rastenburg, assistant secre ! tary of, the company. ! “I reached the scene of the fire within forty minutes after it was discovered and the flames had gained such head way that the destruction was complete almost before the water could be turned on. The cause, I believe, has not been determined,'' Mr. Rastenberg said. The coke elevator, higher than a three story buildlflg, occupies a space about 150 by 100/Teet, and is about 100 feet south of the big gas tank and near the railroad tracks. A watchgiau discovered the flames and employes of the company immediately p tried to put out the fire. An alarm was sent to the city fire de partment. \ Several fire companies answered and streams of water have been pouring on the fire continuously since. About bne-third of the top of the coke elevator has been destroyed and the flames are eating their way down into the building. The flretnen and employe* of the com pany experienced great difficulty in get ting Neater to the scene of the fire. It was necessary to wash out dirt under the Belt tracks so that hose lines could be carried to the fire. PLEDGES AID FOR WOMEN WORKERS McCulloch Invades Industrial Area in Campaign. Special to The Times. GARY. Ind., Sept. 15.—Dr. Farleton B McCulloch, the Democratic nominee for Governor, Invaded the industrial beehive ; of Indiana last night. In an address before a crowd made up principally of working men, he declared : that many of the State’s laws have failed to keep npace with industrial develop ment and that they should be brought up to date He in part: “The Democratic party has been the best friend labor ever had. “The great majority of legislation for the benefit of labor came from Demo crats, and they will be fair and Just In the future. ; “The principle of tbe American labor movement Is to seek correction of the industrial Ilia through negotiation, which can only be secured on equal terms, where there is organization * through whiclj. labor can articulate. "The Democratic party has stood for the principle of collective bargaining. “Working conditions in the mine, the mill and the factory should be in a de gree supervised by the State—in order that things inimical to the health, the life and the limb of the workers may be prevented. This is not only because the Individual Is affected, nor only from a pure humanltatrian motive, but also from an economic point of view. “A workman Incapacitated through an occupational disease, or accident, or a preventable disease, becomes a public lia bility, and he and his dependents di rectly or indirectly must he sustained. “To prevent and correct this by way of safety appliances, sanitary surroundings in the workshop or home, etc., etc., legis lation and regulation are necessary. “Our laws snd methods have been out grown by our industrial development and they must be expanded to meet the new conditions. “The men and women in Industry are Interested primarily In effective adminis tration -of the laws providing for their safety and health. “Woman has come into her political rights; she has long been regarded as an equal by the organizations of labor and should have equal pay for equal work. "Although the field of her industrial activity is widening daily she shoißd not be used In Industries as a cheapening process. “Her place should be as an element for Increased production along rational lines. “The early history of Industrialism Is replete with the sorrowful conditions un der which women was employed and an (Continued on Page Eleven.) ■ NEW MAIL ROUTE IN SERVICE SOON Atlanta-New York Line to Car ry Passengers Also. CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—Airplanes carry ing 1,500 pounds of mall each trip and with accommodations for six passengers shortly will begin daily service between Atlanta, Ga., and New York. Contracts totaling SOSS,O<jO a year have been awarded for this and two other new aerial routes by the Postoffice De partment to the Lawson Air Line Com pany of Chicago. 'The two other new routes will be from Chicago to New York and from Pittsburg to St. Louis. Three hundred and dz round . Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind.. under act March 3, 187*. CITIZENS AND SCHOOL BOARD CLASH AGAIN President Crippin Slams Door on Women’s Request in Carroll Case. BARRY BATTLES ALONE The meeting of the Board of School Commissioners last night was marked by an absolute refusal on the part ot Clar ence E. Crippin, president, to give any reason for the dismissal of Daniel B. Carroll, formerly a teacher nt Arsenal Technical schools. In response to the demand of a delegation from the League of Women Voters. Blocking f efforts to have the old school board investigate the recent re port of,the State Board of Accounts was another outstanding feature of the ses sion. The session was stormy, one member of the board and several citizens “speak ln‘ right out In meetin’ ”. A resolution presented by Commis sioner Charles L. Barry, which pro vided for the boa id as constituted las*- year to make a thorough, impartial and public investigation of the report of th" board, of accounts, on the deputed iin prqperly authorized construction work on school No. 59, was lost by a vote of 3 to 2, Commissioners Barry and Al lison voting “aye." A motion offered by Commissioner Gadd was substituted for the Barry mo tion, providing that a copy of the report be made and mailed to the individual members. HEATED WORDS SIZZLE ABOUT. An extensive argument, which later developed heated words on the part of citizens and members of tbe board, en sued when tbe delegation of women, headed by Miss Alma Sickler, demanded that the board give reasons, as had been promised at the last meeting, for the dismissal of Mr. Carroll. Miss Siekler read a long letter to the board, its whiob the report that Mr. Carroll had a "aform center" or a labor leader who had caused much trou ble. was denied emphatically. She stated that various members of the bqard had talked unofficially, which aha declared to be an “undignified thing to do." "We have picked up much gossip about the carse. which our lnveatigatlon has failed to verify. "Two weeks ago. the board promised to give un reasons for the dismissal of Mr. Carroll," sh* said. “We did what?” shouted Mr. Crippin. “You promised to give us some rea sons,” replied Miss Stickler. “We did no such thing,” was Presu dent Crippen’s retort. At this point. Miss Sara Lauter arose and stated emphatically that the hoard had promised to give the reasons. THERE IT WAS WRITTEN • DOWN. The minutes of the previous meeting were read, in which it was stated that tb“ board had “promised to make an swer.” "Then you mean to take refuge be hind that sort of statement?” asked Miss Lauter. “You may call it what you wish,” replied Mr. Crippin. “May we understand then that the board has no reasons which it could give?" asked Miss Siekler. To this question Mr. Crippin would make no answer, merely stating that “as far as the board is concerned, the case is cioaed.” Mrs Julia B. Tutewiler, member of th? board, said the members of the League of Women Voters' were “presumptuous in appearing before this board and catl ing it to account in a matter which Is of no interest to them.” Here Commissioner Barry, without (Continued on Page Eleven.) COUNT SENATORS BEFORE HATCHED Harding and Managers In dulge in Doubtful Pastime. MARION, Ohio, Sept. 15.—Reports re ceived by Senator Warren G. Harding from Republican field agents In various parts of the country led to the confident prediction at his headquarters today that the narrow Republican majority of two in the Senate will be Increased in No vember by at least six, possibly more. The Republican candidate is confident of gaining more than this, but six is most assured, according to reports reaching Harding headquarters. States in which the Republicans expect to pick up their new senatorial votes were named as Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, California, Arizona and Nevada. "Reports are very encouraging,” said Senator Harding. In addition to the states in which gains are expected, the Republicans also are confident of-holding what they al ready have, although in several states tbe races are admittedly very close. The desire to aid in these senatorial contests has been one of the prime in centives to Senator Harding to leave his front porch. He plans to deliver probably four speeches In the Middle West soon after Sept. 25. An itinerary of this trip is expected within a few days. The Senator and Harry M. Daugherty, his personal campaign manager, conferred regarding it last night, after which Daugherty left for Chicago to complete arrangements. A qiuet day was scheduled for the-can* didate. No delegations were due, no engage ments of consequence had been mnde and he planned to spend some of the time working on speeches. His next speech is Friday, "Constitu tion day.” ROGERS IS GIVEN PRISON SENTENCE ‘53,000 Burglar 5 to Serve From 1 to 14 Years on 2 Counts. Answering the ptea of Attorney Eph In man, assisting the State,‘‘that a verdict against Fletcher B. Rogers, which will be a lesson to other young men. be re turned, a Jury in the Criminal Court re turned a verdict of guilty on each of the two counts charging him with stealing Jewelry valued at $3,0b0 from the home of Mrs. W. A. Mooney, 3808 North Pennsylvania street. The ergo ended late yesterday and shortly after the Jury retired the verdict was returned. On the grand larceny count, Judge James A. Collins sentenced Rogers, alias Fletcher B. Shaw, from one to fourteen years in the Indiana State Reformatory and sentenced litm from two to four teen years on the charge of entering, a home to commit a felony. Rogers damaged his case during a long cross-examination by Attorney In map, when he attempted to deny the detectives. / Deputy,' Prosecutor William Evans 3h\bmm JHaiJg INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1920. SEE CHANCE TO HIT TAXPAYERS IN REPAIR WORK Surface Heater Contract Paves Way for False Show of x , Paving Economy. JEWETTS O. K. IS GIVEN Persons who have had an opportunity to study a contract entered luto by the board of public works and approved by Mayor Charles W. Jewett, with the Equit able Asphalt Maintenance Company of Kansas City, Mo., for the lcasiug of two “Lutz surface heaters,” to lie used in re ; pairiug streets, are wondering if a cer tain clause does not pave the way for the saddling of property owners wl h expense which rightfully should come out of the asphalt repair fund. The contract, which has been before the city council for ratification since Jjuly 19, was negotiated by the hoard of pun- I lie works on July 2 and had the council j ratified in time would have gone into effect Aug. 1. The he<yers are machines with which | asphalt pavement' may be heated and harrowed to a point from which rolls and holes may he smoothed out with a steam roller. MACHINE PROLONGS LIFE OF STREETS. Members of the board of works say that its use on asphalt pavements which are not entirely worn out will prolong the life of the streets as much as. five years. Since the Equitable Asphalt Mainten ance Company i* the exclusive owner of the patent rights to the machine and since the company refuses to sell them outright it Is necessary for municipal ities to lease them. By the contract of-July 2 Indianapolis would lease two of the heaters for a period of two years from Aug. 1 at a rental of lO cents per square yard for | the first 36.000 square yards of repair | i work done by each machine and 5 cents : per aquare yard thereafter during the j life of the lease, provided that should j these rentals not aggregate at least SSOO per year for each machine the city will pay the minimum amount. The clause which those who have had an opportunity to look Into the matter may give the board of works , !he opportunity to do repair work with i out deducting the expense from tbe I street repair fund, so as to "make a 1 false showing of economy at the end of | the ye-ar, read* as follows; "It Is further agreed by the, party of ! the first part (the company) y that the party of the second part (the city) may sublet the machines to contractors' for i work to be done under tbe supervision | of board of public works in the city I limits of Indianapolis, with the under i standing that the machines are to be re ' turned to the city as soon as the work is completed." For what, it Is being asked, does tho | hoard of wbrks propose to sublet the machines to contractors If not for the purpose of repairing the streets? In what way can the contractors city Job If not through the submission of bids and award of contracts in tbe regiilar manner? PROPERTY OWNER* VITALLY AFFECTED. Furthermore how can bids be received and a contract' for a street job bo let If not through the regular channel of adoprlo* and furtherance of resolu tions? This Is the point at which property owners become vitally affected. If the board of works grants con tracts for street work with the teased heater* under the regular resolution pro cedure, then the board legally may assess the cost of the improvement against the property owners with lots abutting the street. Thus the board could get a tremen dous amount of highly expensive-repair work done directly at the expense of the property owners and at the end of the year hardly have touched the street j repair fund, out of which actual repairs! legally are supposed to be paid for. To- put oYer a deal like th's It would ! be necessary, it is laid, for the board (Continued on Page Eleven.) SHOT SPRINKLED, i HELD BY POLICE Believed One of Two Who At tempted Holdup. Benjamin Richmond, 18, 968 Drcxel j Gardens, whose legs, back and bead were ; covered with buckshot wounds, was ar rested early today detectives and is held on a vagrancy charge. Richmond told various confused'stories of how he happened to have sloped the buckshot and the police believe he is one of two men shot at Ben Davis early Sunday morulng. It was early Sunday morningvthat th" Cole & Son filling station was’ entered by two men. Mr. Cole heard the men and opened fire and the men ran. Richmond yielded -lie was one of the i men. The automobile deserted by tbe men | nr, Ben Davis was one which had been j stolen from a garage in the rear of the home of Claude Williams, 2051 West Washington street, Saturday. Richmond told the police he had heard someone trying to steal chickens in the rear of ills home Sunday morning, and when he went to investigate some one fired at him. VISITS HOMES OF ABSENTEES Burglar Obtains Much Loot From-Several Houses. A burglar who selected residences where no one was at home operated suc cessfully yesterday afternoon and last night. At the home of Harry C. Sehroeder, 3401 Wlnthrop aveuue, the thief ran sacked every room. The robbery was discovered early lact night. A mink cape, valued at S4OO, n diamond lavalier, a pearl lavalier, a lavalier set with blue stones, two dozen silver tea spoons, suit case, traveling bag, green suit, overcoat'and Tuxedo coat are miss ing from the Sehroeder home. Mrs. C. C. Grfiham, .'i96o College ave nue, returned home yesterday afternoon and found a thief had entered her resi dence, taking $”0, a gold chain with a diamond set, gold locket, cameo ring, gold band ring, three other rings with .pearl sets and two watches. N The same burglar entered the residence of Thurman O, Spencer, 3970 College ave nue, later in the day, and carried away a bracelet, moonstone ring, garnet ring, watch and a string of -valuable beads. Hibbard Ball, 17, of 1128 North Illinois street, was robbed of a small sum of money by two holdup men o l Davolsou street, near Washington street, last night. The thugs covered Ball wfth a revolver and searched him, but overlooked his pockeibook and only took the eolna Ik. Western Beauty / /.<": v ;. 1 '•“> *' 5 y V % • < AI •' r >■ I l i U*M|*’*ti* I 4-M< n s [*' * . * * *•s. ■■ | . | ♦ * • wKt 1 ■£§§ \ |li& MISS VIOLET OLIVER. Miss Violet Oliver, selected by Califor nia raisin growers as the prettiest girl in that land of sunshine, Is shown here at tbe door of the White House, where she asked for an interview witlf the President. Many celebrities of this and other coun tries have met Miss Oliver, who is 18. and enthusiastic about the products of her state. She has danced with the Prince of Wales and with Belgium's crown prince snd has escorted Prince Carol of Rou manta to a baseball game. She has been photographed more than a thousand times. MATRON SHIFT RAISES HOWL Bondsmen at Police Head quarters Out of Sorts. A bowl'Nias been raised by profe* slonal bondsmen at police headquarters following the removal of Lillian M. Jaschka a* police matron. Mlt)s Jaschka is doing active police doty as a member of the women's police department Instead of sitting lb th* matron'sinffioo or in the City Court root!', where she seemed to enjoy hearing the testimony in all triats. Miss Rena Relsner again is a police matron, having been moved from the hard work of duty In the women’s po lice department to duty in the matron’s office, where alie had served for twenty two year* before she was shifted to mske room for Miss Jaschka. | That whs at the time the women’s po lice department wan established and George V. Coffin, well knpwn for his activities in electing Mayor Charles Jewett, was then chief of police. MISS JASCHKA FAVORED BY COFFIN. Miss Jaschka was a favorite of the “good government” chief of police and Coffin removed Miss Relsner to make room for his favorite, who had former ly been a matron at the Marlon County Jail in the days when Coffin was sheriff. Friends of Miss Relsner protested in vain to Chief Coffin, telling hlnr of Miss Relsner's physical condition, which made it a serious mistake to force her to stand for hours In stores watching for shop lifters. or to walk miles guarding the morals of the visitors to the elty parks or in making investigations, but Coffin kept Miss Jaschka In the matron’s of flee and put the older woman out on the beat. * < , Miss Heisner never complained, but did her duty in a qnlet way, making a record for the number of shoplifters ar (fontlnued on Page Eleven,) LABOR SECRETARY DATED IN INDIANA Democratic Bureau Announces Speaking Engagements. , Additional speaking dates for William B. Wilson, Secretary, of Labor, who will enter Indiana Sept. 30 for the Democratic ticket, have been scheduled by Bert Hen dren, assistant, chairman of the Demo, cratic State Speakers’ Bureau. The Schedule for Secretary Wilson is: Sept. ,80, Blcknett, 5 p. m,; Linton, S p. n\. Oe|. 1, Clinton, 5 p. m.; Te/ro Haute, 8 p. m. Oct. 2, Tipton, 2 p. in.; Anderson, 8 p. in. Samuel M. Foster, Democratic candi date for Governor, will begin a speaking campaign Sept. 24, with a night meeting at Elkhart. Other speaking dates for Mr. Foster are: . Sept. 25, Lagrange] afternoon, Ft. Wayne, night; Sept. 27, Columbia City; Sept. 28, Angola, afternoon, Auburn, night; Sept. 29, Warsaw, afternoon, Al bion, jilghf; Sept. 30, Knox, afternoon, Plymouth, hJght; Oct. 1, Rochester, after noon, Wabash, night; Oct. 2, t<jur Os Cass county. Rev. Dr. Frick Goes to New York State Flock she Rev. Philip U. Urlck will Itecoine pastor of the* First M. E. Church of Schenectady, N. Y., following his resig nation ns pastor of the. Meridian Street M. E, Church. The Rev. Mr. Frick will take up biz new work about (Jet. i. 'c* ills successor will \ tTto.sen at the Kubscrintlon Rt ! By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, 10c: Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates. ( By Mall> 50(> per Month . $B 00 Per Vear. GOV. COX WAKES ’EM UP IN HOME OF SEN. BORAH Candidate Greeted by 6,000 in Boise and Reception Sur prises Inhabitants. ENTERS UTAH NEXT EX ROUTE WITH GOVERNOR COX, POCATELLO, Idaho, Sept. 15.—Gov. James K. Cox today was t</ wage his nationwide stump battle in Utah, the home state of Senator Reed Smoot, whom the Democratic candidate has been at tacking as one of the three leaders of the “senatorial oligarchy.” All records for “before breakfast speeches” of the tour were broken when Governor Cox closed his Idaho campaign with rear platform talks to early risers here. Considering Senator Borah's apparent strength In Idaho, Cox's reception in Boise was \i surprise. Nearly 6.000 persons listened to him speak nearly two hours. Many times he drew applause, although the demonstration waned somewhat when the governor spoke of the League of Na tions. He was heckled several times, occe on the Irish problem. Governor I’ox, speaking here, chal lenged Senator Harding and the Re publicans to present a definite interna tional'' plan better than the Leagfie of Nations. "The thing for a critic to do !s to give us aomething better or maintain silence,” he said: “The covenant has been made a po litical football in the hope of winning this election. “ILstory will record the Senate con spiracy to hold tip civilization by its heels as one of tbe moat reprehensible of all time.” In Salt Lake City tonight Governor Cox will address a mass meeting In the tabernacle. He has not Indicated how he will deal with the Ntah situation other than that he favor# diverting armament expendi tures to development of western land and construction of highways if the United States by the November election decides to enter tbe league. \ Tomorrow Cox will devote some time to considering tho Japanese question Cog has Indicated that in California he will attack Warren G. Harding's state , ment of yesterday of his Pacific coast policy as being “too indefinite.” WILSON TO BE ASKED TO AID IN CAMPAIGN NEW YORK. Sept. 15.—President Wil son is fb be Invited by the Uepiocrstle national committee to participate actively in the campaign for Cox and Roosevelt. This announcement was made today by •leorge White, national chairman, fol lowing receipt of intimations from Wash ington that the Presldcgt would be willing to contribute such effort aa be was able. Senator Pat Harrison of the Democratte speakera' bureau said that the only rea son why the President has not hereto fore been asked <o make speeches was tbe belief that his physical condition would not permit. Chairman White said the character of tIU President's participation in the campaign would be left entirely to Wil son. „ Convict-Made Goods afr South Bend’s Fair SOUTH BEND, Sept. 15.~KxhJhlta of knit good* amt other handiwork of crtminal Insane patients at the Michigan City State prison Is one of the most striking features of the Interstate fair here. The exhibit is part of the general dis play from the prison and Is In charge of Frank Kratzer, supervisor of the hos pital. SCHOOL REFORMS DEMOCRATS AIM McCulloch Points Urgent Need of Higher Education. VALPARAISO, Ind.. Sept. lS.—Taxlton B. McCulloch. Democratic gubernatorial nominee, in an address here this after noon, discussed State issues largely. He paid particular attention to edu cational mutters, favoring higher wages for teachers and more money for educa tion In the State. “A man can make a fortune opd then became bankrupt.” said Dr. McCulloch; "he can leave a fortune and his heirs can waste it, but an adequate education Is a priceless treasure which/ he cannot lose. "The history of education in Indiana runs side by side with the history of and achievement of the Democratic party. POINTS DEMOCRATS’ SCHOOL RECORDS. "I am glad to represent a party that hag stood for the advancement of educa tional affairs since the organization and adoption of our first constitution,” he said. “Through tho representatives of this partyrfne civil township was made the unit for school purposes, a provision which even now, sixty years later, many states of this Union are struggling to secure.” Dr. McCulloch pointed out that the uniform textbook law, for both elemen tary nnd high schools, saving the people thousands of dollars annually, was en acted l>y a Democratic Legislature, as was the first pension law for teachers; the establishment of public playgrounds) compulsory fire drills; the modification of the minimum wage law to Increase the salaries of experienced teachers; improve ment of the compulsory attendance law; establishment of the office of high school Inspector; enabling the State of Indiana to maintain a system of secondary schools of greater service to the young people of the Atate. VOCATIONAL LAW IS PARTY'S YY’ORK. “All these educational laws were en acted by Democratic Legislatures," the speaker continued, “nnd in addition, the Democratic party enacted the vocational educational law which enables tlje pupil to apply in his life work the academic teaming he received in>he public schools. “The fundamental purpose of public school education is good citizenship, nnd any policy .pursued by any party that suppresses or restricts this policy through niggardly appropriations or carelessness of officials should not be tolerated, for it means retrogression.” House, Sphynx-Like Arrives From Europe \ NEW YORK, Sept. 15.—'Wrapped in his usual sphypx-llke silence toward rey ports, Col. Edwnrd M. House arrived on the liner Olympic today, after an ex tended sojourn in Euqppe, mainly In Paris, whtSre he studied the lnfernatioat situation. Colonel Houso said lie will go directly . ‘-istt ki* . HOME EDITION 2 CENTS PER COPY Death of Air Mail Pair Brings Total to 10 in U. S. Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.—The number of flyers. killed in the air mail serice was brought to k total of ten when a i plane fell at Pemberville, Ohio, killing two yesterday, it was said at the post office department today. The postoffice officials are making a second investigation of the all-metal plane -which figured in thfe Ohio accl/ dent as well as the one at Morristown, X. J., in wliich a man was killed. The all-metal plane was sponsored by Alfred Lawson, who, sl#rtly before the Ohio accident, was awarded a contract to carry the mail over three routes that j connect New York and St. Louis and New York arid Atlanta, making stops |at Pittsburgh, Harrisbnrgh, Pa.; Ft. | Wayne, Ind,; Raleigh, N. C.; Columbia, S. C.. anti Washington. TIGHTEN UP FOR MACSWINEY END I British/ Guards Prepared to Offset Possible Outbreaks. LONDON, Sept. 15. —Terence Mac- Swiney, the hunger-striking Sinrl Fein lord mayor of Cork, v.as suffering frory severe headache today, but was con scious and able to speak a few words. The attending physician at the Brix ton Jail infirmary said MacSwiney had passed a better night and slept about two hours. Scotland Yard haa completed its plans to deal with any attempted disorder*, throughout tlie United Kingdom when MacSwiney dies. The government probably will “bottle up” the news until code messages can be flashed to the police authorities In Ireland. Secret police have been concentrated at strategic points In Ireland, particu larly near lighthouse and coast guard stations, to cope with attacks. The secret service agents who are ! guarding cabinet members, both in Lon don and in the country on vacations, have been warned to tighten their watch. It is reported In reliable quarters that steps have been taken for the formation | end artnlng of nn Orange guard (anti ; Sinn Fein organization) for police duty j at Belfast. Sir James Craig, newly appointed un der-secretary for Ireland, is said to fa vor the plan. Sir James will make his headquarters ‘ in Ireland. The conference between Sinn Fein mili : tary and civil, leaders with the Moderates in Ireland on a dominion home rule scheme, which was In progress for three weeks, has collapsed, according to Arthur ! O'Brien, Sinn Feiuer, who has frequently visited Lord Mayor MacSwiney In prison. SINN f'EINKRb ♦HIT UONERENCE. The Sinn Feiners withdrew from the : conference as a result of Premier Lloyd | George's refusal to Interfere in behalf I of MacSwiney. Asked abont reports that tbe Sinn Fein plan* widespread attacks depreda tions in the event of MaeSwiney's death ! O'Brien said; “I have no Information I about any such plans. The British goy [ ernment is acting in a state of despera tion without any pretense to statesman ship. Tbe government Is endeavoring to create commotion and actual civil wae in Ireland as au excuse for crushing the republican movement. Hiding news of MaeSwiney's death would be illegal. The law requires an inquest within twenty, four hours after death and formal an nouncement a* to the causes," Ti|e commissioner of police has re quested the Newspaper Proprietors’ As s<"elation to agree to withhold mention cf MaeSwiney's death until granted per mission to print it so as to give the po lice time for final .precautions. The commissioner of police explainea so the newspaper owners that attacks were contemplated against governmem buildings if dies In prison. SPAAN LAUDS PAY UNDER WILSON Addresses Midwest Engine Cos. Employes at Noon* Attributing the present prosperous con dition of the laboring man to the Dem ocratic administration. and excoriating Congress for its-failure to act. on meas ures designed to reduce the cost of liv ing, Henry Spaan. Democratic candidate f*r Congress, spoke at the Midwest Eu giqo Company's plant this noon as so.- lows: “I want to talk to you a little about Democratic prosperity. Most of you are working men. and I can prove by you ! that you' nevep. received such high wages : as you have been receiving under thi*~ | Democratic administration. Never did | your families live so well, nor were they i ever better clothed. | "Under this administration no labor ■ ing man has to hunt for a job, it is | ready at his hand. I “Business never was as prosperous as ! it Is under this Democratic administra j tlon. Factories cannot get men and raw I material enough. Orders cannot be filled ! for lack of time. Business men who were J formerly content with a small profit are | now paying excess profits to the govern ment In a tax. HOYV TO SONTINUE THIS PROSPERITY. "If you want, to continue this pros perity vote the Democratic ticket, if you want to go back to the days of the dear dollar nnd the cheap man, vote the Re publican ticket. Senator Harding wants to go back to normalcy—that means the, normalcy that existed before 1912; the days of cheap labor, the days of stagna te nin business, the days of panics. "All of this'prosperity is due to the wise financial legislation of the Demo cratic party. Tho Federal Reserve Bank ing law kept us out of a panic during and after the war. While the European nations are on the verge of bankruptcy. American prosperity astonishes the world. “If you want this wi%e money policy changed nnd the finances of the country turned over to 'Wall street, vote the Re publican ticket, if not vote for James M. Cox, peace, prosperity and progress. "One of the most detestable crimes iu tsie calendar is profiteering. President Wilson asked the Republican Congress to pass a law making profiteering crimi nal. Congress refused. He asked them to cut down the great war taxes, Con gress refused, and the Republican ora tors are now pointing to our high war taxes as due to this administration, when the truth is the Republican leaders re fused to cut down the cost- of living by reducing taxation. “President Wilson asked the Republican Congress to regulate the storage of food and tints prevent high prices. 'Congress refused. "The Republican Congress was asked for bower to buy up the Cuban sugar crop. Congress refused until It was tb® late. The law was not passed until Eng land nnd the American speculators han bought up the sugar crop, and rfhat Is 4i:e re:;sou. women had lo pay sj' cents : 'li MMlllt iTftii milfci'n NO. 109. BOTH PARTIES WATCHING FOR VOTEJUGGLING Illinois Polls Are Being Close ly Guarded During Primaries. NEW YORK PICKS MILLER CHICAGO, Sept. 15. —Four men were arrested by deputies from the state at torney's office early today on charges of soliciting votes inside polling places.- They were released on habeas corpus pro ceedings. Political leaders said early reports in dicated a heavy vote. Balloting In Cook County wag exceptionally heavy. A vote of 500,000 was predicted in the county and more than 1.000.000 in the State CHICAGO. Sept. lo.—lllinois voters went to closely guarded and carefully watched / polls today to choose their state tickets, with Republicans expressing their choice . between the leadership of Frank O. Lowden, present Governor, or William Hale Thompson, mayor of Chi cago. Tlje factional fight In the Republican campaign was so bitter that both sides assigned private watchers to the voting booths to seek possible trickery or fraud. The situation in Chicago, Cook Coun ty. was tense and officials were ready for violence. Police officials were assigned to all polling places in the elty. The Lowden backers contended police -jpere under the control of the Thompson faction nnd Sheriff Peters, a Lowden supporter, assigned deputy sheriffs 'to watch the polling places—and the police. District Attorney Hoyne's force of men sworn in for the occasion, also was on constant guard. While neither Lowden nor Thompson were- candidates for office at the pri mary, the factions which they head had complete State tickets in the field. In tbe final campaign rallies held throughout tbe State last night the Low denlte* declared Thompson had wrecked Chicago financially and now only desired to get his grip on the State funds. Lowden was declared to be playing the game of the "Interests" and In the clutches of the public 'service., corpora tions by Thompson speakers. The Lowden ticket was headed by Wil liam B. McKinley, candidate for United States senator, and John G. Oglesby fsr Governor. Tbe Thompson slate is led by Frank Smith for senator and Len Small for Gorernor. The Democrats showed little fight in their senatorial congressional and State fights, although many hot local battles were to be settled. HARTNESS LEADS IN VERMONT RACE MONTPEI^ER, 1 Vt., 'Sept. 10.-James Hartness remained in the lead today in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination primary, returns indicated. Returns from ITS out of 247 cities and towns sholved Hartness had a lead of* approximately 5,103 votes over his near est opponent, Curtis S. Emer. There were no contests on the Dem ocratic ticket. NONPARTISAN LEAGUE IS AHEAD DENVER, Colo., Sept. 15.—A sweeping victory for candidates .indorsed by the Nonpartisan League, runnln oa peti tions in the Democratic primaries, was indicated early today by incomplete re turns from Tuesday's State-wide pri mary election. James M. Collins, farmer-labor guber natorial candidate, 'was chosen to lead the Democratic ticket for Governor, while Nonpartisan League candidates for other State and legislative offices were practically sure. of. victory. * Supreme Court Justice Tulley Scott is the only bonaflde Democrat who ha* 'a (Continued on Page Eleven.) PLAN RIGID DRY ENFORCEMENT Anti-Saloon League Officials Confer in Washington. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.—A drive for more rigid enforcement of the prohibi tion law opened here today, when State and national officers of the Anti-Salooa League met In conference. — While the conference was not called for special purposes, Wayne B. Wheeler, general counsel of the league, in ad dressing the gathering, declared that it \ has been learned “liquor interests are collecting money to elect n President and Congress whom they claim will fa vor a beer and wine amendment.” "Any candidate who accepts the In dorsement and financial aid of the liquor Interests to accomplish their purpose will have a hard time to convince law-abiding citizens that, he is worthy of their sup port,” Wheeler declared. Means to prevent corruption of the Federal prohibition officers were urged by Wheeler. He declared that investigation has shown "that a few of them have,been corrupted." "No excuse can be given for * Fed eral agent who will accept money and permit the law to be violated,” Wheeler said. “As bad ns they are, they are saints in comparison to the outlawed liquor dealers who corrupt them In order to make rnoqgy out of a lawless traffic.” Dry lenders were urged to bring about closer co-operation betweeu local and Federal officials in the enforcement of prohibition, as one of the most effective means of wiping out illegal traffic In liquor. | OPEN LETTER TO A. O. MELOY, Street Commlslouer. Dear Sir—The disposition to in vestigate the quality of the patches you have been putting into Indian apolis streets is largely the result of a fairly well-founded suspicion that a good many of those fifty-three Re publican committeemeu who belong to the city administration are on your pay roll. If politics interferes with streot work, by all means quit the street work until politics Is adjourned. Tfifere may have been a mistaken idea in the minds of the people who pay the taxes that good streets are more desirable than a Republican government, but tbe powers that hired you to do the impossible task of providing both are a lot more In terested In political success. Keep on loadtng your pay roll with political workers and you will outlast tbe streets.