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Thunder showers this afternoon or to
night. Thursday fair and cooler.
vol xxxni.
Committee Chairmen Work on
Finishing Touches for
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
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.
'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.
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
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
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.
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
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
A musical program also will be given.
A meeting of the Retired Volunteer
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
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.
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
Did You Ever
Write a Letter to
Frederic J. Haskin?
Stop a minute and think about this
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
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
Prospect Street Coke Elevator
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.
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
“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
“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.)

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*.
President Crippin Slams Door
on Women’s Request in
Carroll Case.
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
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
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.
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read, in which it was stated that
tb“ board had “promised to make an
"Then you mean to take refuge be
hind that sort of statement?” asked Miss
“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.)
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
A qiuet day was scheduled for the-can*
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.”
‘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
/ Deputy,' Prosecutor William Evans
3h\bmm JHaiJg
Surface Heater Contract Paves
Way for False Show of x
, Paving Economy.
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.
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?
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
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
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.)
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
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.
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
At the home of Harry C. Sehroeder,
3401 Wlnthrop aveuue, the thief ran
sacked every room.
The robbery was discovered early lact
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.
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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
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.
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 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,)
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
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.
Candidate Greeted by 6,000 in
Boise and Reception Sur
prises Inhabitants.
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
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
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
"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
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.”
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
The exhibit is part of the general dis
play from the prison and Is In charge
of Frank Kratzer, supervisor of the hos
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.
"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
“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
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.
“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
Colonel Houso said lie will go directly
. ‘-istt ki* .
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.
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
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.
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.
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.-
“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.
"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
“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
"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.
Illinois Polls Are Being Close
ly Guarded During
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
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
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
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
Tbe Thompson slate is led by Frank
Smith for senator and Len Small for
The Democrats showed little fight in
their senatorial congressional and State
fights, although many hot local battles
were to be settled.
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.
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.)
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
"No excuse can be given for * Fed
eral agent who will accept money and
permit the law to be violated,” Wheeler
“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. |
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.

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