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Generally fair tonight and Wednesday.
Continued warm.
vol. xxxm.
Must Let Democratic Chair
man See Registration
Holding that County Auditor Leo
K. Fesler was “mistaken” in his at
titude regarding the public's right to
the registration applications for the
coming election. Judge T. J. Moll of
Superior Court, Room 5, today
issued a permanent mandatory
order compelling Fesler to permit
I Reginald H. Sullivan, Democratic
I county chairman, and his assistants
■to inspect all registration applica
K The mandatory order -was issued on
I petition filed by Chairman Sullivan,
lin which Mr. Sullivan claimed he had
■ information that there were many false
I and fictitious registrations on file ana
I that Mr. Falser had refused him the
■ right to inspect the applications.
I Judge Moll, in discussing the proceed -
I ings, stated the county auditor was mis.
Itsken in his'attitude regarding the pub-
Lie's access to icgistration applications.
■ -Any voter has the right to inspect the
from the time that the ap
plication is made and up to the election
B’hen the applications are returned to
Hhe various precincts.
V “Since an individual voter has this
Bight, it is only reasonable that a county
Bhairman, representing thpusands of
Boters, has the same right.” said Judge
■ttornty demands
Hrifunc stopped.
Charles O. Cox. representing
Sullivan in urging the grant-
Hr of the mandate, stated:
have been trifled with and we
this trifling stopped.
minute that a voter files an ap
plication it becomes a public record and
auditor must permit any citizen to
thjt record.
have information that there are
false registrations and we said in
complaint that many applications
the names of persons who had not
contended it was necessary to make
that Fesler has ail the appilca-
listed before the election.
Fesler has no interest in these
except that given to him by
Hg, and'the statutes say nothing about
making lists of the registrations.”
Mr. Cox.
Cox said : “Ms. Fesler has said be
complete the lists because he is
to get the help and there Is no
for that.
want to know that he will have
Hats completed In the time rre
after the next registration
jSS \ny citizen has the right to
to see that the election is not
by fraud.”
Hendrickson. Republican conn
attempted to defend Fcsbr's
in a morning paper and when Mr
Hx attempted to refer to the printed
Mr. Hendrickson protested
Cox “making a political talk "
Hendrickson, who is also cotinty
stated that the only question
was one of “administration of
auditor's office.”
attempted to show the court that
merely a question of whether em-
of Mr. Fesler were to be inter
by the punlir coming in and de-
to see the records while the
SSI s are in preparation.
concluded his remarks by
that the auditor had “completed”
lists, which now were ready for
maintained that there was
KSjB need for the court issuing a manda-
SHE ordpr, but on the request of At-
Cox Judge Moll granted The order
polling Fesler to permit free access
the registration applications,
first legal move in court was
an answer to Sullivan's complaint
Fesler maintained that it was his
to make lists of the registrations
B give each county chairman a copy.
auditor maintained that since there
more than 80 000 registrations made
BEE (Continued on Page Two.)
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for Indianapolis and vicinity
the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.,
Sept. 22: Generally fair to-
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Democratic Doctrine.
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Hoosier Motor Club
Type of Detonr Signs Put Up by Hoo
sjfcr Motor Club.
Hoosier Motor Body Steps
Into County Gap.
Following the failure of the county
commissioners to erect detonr signs
around that portion of the Michigan read
which is under construction, the Hoosier
Motor Club has seen to it that signs are
* In this connection the following letter
has been received by the Daily Times
from the club:
Referring to the article in your paper,
last Saturday in which W. A. Moore of
Golden Hill complained about the lack of
detour signs around the construction
work on the Michigan road —beg to ad
vise that Monday the Hoosier Motor Club
placed detour ' signs as per sample
shown ■on the accompanying photo
We marked the detour from Thirty-
Eighth street back to Meridian street,
north on Meridian street, left over the
canal bridge on Illinois street, which
has been open for about four weeks, and
then following the Dandy Trail, which is
thoroughly marked, over to the Michigan
From Northwestern avenue, near the
west entrance to Crown Hill Cemetery,
we marked the route via Thirtieth street
and the Meyers road, back to-the Mich
igan road at the place where the finished
pavement ends at the top of the Mich
igan hill. We also straightened some <<
the county commissioners’ signs, one of
them being entirely down.
Today we will put up a special dia
gramatic sign of the entire detour.
One goes on Northwestern avenue, Just
north of the west entrance to Crown Hill
cemetery, and the other at the end of
Thirty-Eighth street and the Michigan
It is discouraging to put up signs
about the city of Indianapolis on account
of the wanton destruction of the same.
What a contemptible streak It is in
some persons that permits them to muti
late or destroy all sorts of direction,
danger or detour signs is sufficient eus
sedness to merit a penitentiary sentence.
On the trip yesterday, one red reflet
lng danger sign was found smashed.
One or the big RUey signs put up by
the club was torn all to pieces.
One of the special monogram signs at
the end of Thirty-Eighth street was de
And as mentioned above, one of the
commissioners' signs had been torn
A few months ago we had a large por
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Californian Comes Out From
Cover for Few More
League Shots.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 21.—Emerg
ing from the political silence which had
enveloped him since the Chicago conven
tion, Senator Hiram Johnson this after
noon before the Republican State conven
tion took up with renewed vigor the fight
on the league of nations, which he char
acterized as the “dominant issue” of the
Congratulating the convention on “the
outlook for Republican success," Senator
Johnson that “s 0 widespread is
the dissatisfaction with the present ad
ministration, so great the hostility to
many of the acts of the President and
so acute the justifiable fear of the meta
morphis of our foreign policy, that ap
parently nothing can prevent overwhelm
ing Republican success in the November
Referring to the stand of Senator
Harding on the lesigue Senator Johnson
“Mr. Harding, happily for himself and
for America, has scrapped the league.”
said in part:
“The indjHment brought against Mr.
Wilson’s government is severe and is
warranted by the faet: j . For the first
time in our lives the democratic admin
istration taught us what repression and
suppression were:
“The administration not only curtailed
the constitutional privileges of citizens
at borne, but endeavored to drive ns into
perilous paths abroad. .
“Free speech has been threatened, not
in the interest of patriotism, but for ex
isting power.
“A free press has been endangered, a
diluted the news.
“Not only have these things transpired
domestically, but while our intellects
numbed with the anguish of war,
the present Democratic administration
sought to revolutionize the time honored
foreign policy of the nation, and to make
us a part of every distant quarrel and
controversy and of every mad militaristic
“The League of Nations not alone will
irrevocably change our foreign policy and
involve us -in the quarrels and contro
versies In which we have no concern,
and from which we have ever held aloof,
but will also seriously effect us in our
domestic relations.
It becomes, therefore, as boht candi
dates assert and as the President him
self has desired, the dominant issue in
this campaign.
“Upon this League of Nations the
issue is clean cut.
The language of the two candidates is
plain and unambiguous.
Tlie one says- he will get into the
league and I am proud to say that our
candidate says that he will stay out of
the league.”
Republicans Angling
for Labor Man’s Vote
MARION, Ohio, Bept. 21.—The Repub
lican drive to win organized labor over
to Senator Harding was fully under way
today. .
A number of b;bor men already have
been in Marion fdr conferences with the
candidate. f \
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 26, 1914, at
Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Warning of Explosion Repeti
tion Regarded as Hoax in
* Wall Street.
NEW YORK, Sedt. -21.—While the
grand Jury today investigated the Wall
street explosion which caused thirty
four deaths, a big crowd jammed
streets around the customhouse,
which, according to an anonymous let
ter, was to have been blown up at 2 p. m.
Even after 2 o'clock had passed and
the warning was generally accepted as
a hoax, several thousands persons re
mained lu Battery Park around Bowling
Green and in the vicinity of the cus
Police and sailors, the latter with
fixed bayonets, kept the crowd away from
the building.
The grand jury today heard eighteen
witnesses in an effort to fix responsi
bility for the Wall street blast.
Meanwhile, Edwin P. Fischer, who
warned his friends of the disaster, A
malned in Bellevue Hospital under ob
Roberto Gascoigne. 44. who had ad
dressed threatening letters to Deputy
Collector of Customs Byron G. Newton,
was sent to a hospital for the insane to
day for observation.
A cordon of armed guards paced the
f>rridors of the Custom House and the
streets surrounding the building as a re
suit of the warning sent to Collector of
Internal Revenue William H. Edwards
that an attempt would be made to blow
up the building at 2 o’clock this after
Thomas Lawler, assistant custodian of
the Custom Houje, estimated that about
one-thltd of the employes of ’he post
office substation in the building and
probamy one-half of the custom employes
had appeared at their posts.
The others had "important engage
ments" elsewhere or were "detained at
home by Illness.”
The women employes in particular
are conspicuously absent from duty.
Only two entrances to the custom
house were open to the public.
Two guards were stationed at each
doorway and every person was
Any one with a suspicious looking
bundle was stopped and searched.
One clerk had his lunch basket
opened and examined before he was per
mitted to proceed to work.
Policemen In uniform were on duty on
the ground floor corridor while secret
service agents were scattered through
out the entire building.
The death list was raised to thirty
four, William Patterson. Hogate. N. J.,
succumbing to bis injuries.
One hundred and twenty hours have
elapsed *in<,'e the explosion In front of
the office of J. P. Morgan & Cos., but
not an arrest has been made.
Detectives are not hopeful that the
discovery of 350 pounds of smokeless
powder on an old houseboat off Plum
Island, In Jamaica Bay. rouid be linked
np with the Wall street outrage.
A quantity of TNT was removed from
the same boat several raenths before the
explosion occurred.
The houseboat had be.en kbandoped
long ago.
No one" knows the owner.
One theory was that the craft belonged
to a German sympathizer or German
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FOR $25,000 DIES
Personal Damage Action Dis
missed by Moll.
Because of the ; allure of Marguerite
Hnugh to file an answer to her fonnor
husband's answer in a $25,000 personal
damage suit filed by her in the Superior
Court, Room 5, Judge T. J. Moll ordered
the suit dismissed today.
Marguerite Haugh filed suit against her
divorced husband, J. Gny Haugh of 11
East Michigan street, charging that he
struck her on the head with a snow
shoTel .Tan. 15, 1918.
Mr. Haugh, In his answer, stated he
had taken only necessary actions to de
fend himself against the plaintiff's at
tacks and that he was granted a divorce,
after the shovel episode had been men
tioned. on his cross-complaint, and that
she was denied alimony.
Inthe Criminal Court charges of at
tempting to shoot her former husband
were dismissed when the State failed to
produce the revolver in question.
“Evidently the plaintiff did not care to
continue the proaecutlun of the damage
suit,” said Judge Moll.
Mr. Haugh refrained fronr giving dam
aging evidence against his former wife
at the time of the hearing of the reputed
attempted shooting case.
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Indiana women today are being wel
comed to the State headquarters of the
Indiana Ladies of the 0. A. R. by Mrs.
Mattie Crocflptt Miller of Loguusport,
JlttitoM Ilaihj fptttw
Welcoming Indiana
Mrs. Mattie Crockett (left) and Mrs. A. C. McCorkl*.
Commander-in-Chief and His Staff
iwMSWesiMM ■ ** MHIHMK. -I| V , . -:-r.
Daniel M. Hall, Columbus, 0., commander-in-chlef of the Grand Army of the Republic, is shown here; with the
national officers.
From left to right—Daniel M. Hall, Commander-in-chief; Charles B. Wilson, Los Angeles, senior vice com
mander; Joseph W. O’Neall, Lebanon, 0., D. R. Stowlts, Buffalo, N. Y., quartermaster
general, and G. A. Hosley, Boston, Mass., chief of ataff.
Household Goods Costing
$45 Are Assessed for $370
Household furniture, contained in o ve room and purchased from a sec
ond-hand dealer for $46, was, until recently, assessed for $370 in Marion
county, as a result of the lax methods of doing the public business which
prevail In the Marion county courthouse, together with the “Bojs, get the
money,” policy of the republican state administration.
Thoms* Preston, a motor mechanic,
lived at 2724 North Capitol avenue on
March 1, 1919, and in hi* absence the
little personal property he owned,
aisting of the furnltpre of hi* one room
na* assessed by the township assessor
at sls.
The assessment nhjeet shows tliat some
one entered a cipher arter the sls nvses*
raent making it $l5O.
It shows that the county asscseor’s
office added another SIOO making the as
•eminent $250.
Tt shows further that when the atate
board got through with Its horizontal
increases this furniture, originally pur
chased for $45 and originally appraised
at sls, was valued for taxation purposes
under the Goodrich plan at $370.
Preaton permitted the taxes to go de
linquent and a few days ago he got a no
tice through the mails from Ralph
Lerncke, “good government" treasurer, in
fprralng him that unless he came Into the
treasurer's office and paid n total of
$9.21 taxes on hla furniture, it would be
taken away from him.
Preaton went to the assessor's office
and complained, but was told that noth
ing could be done to relieve him aod was
advised to pay the bill demanded by the
Legislators Expect to Decide
on Legislative Program.
ALBANY, N. Y., Kept. 21.-Confronted
by n pressing need of relieving housing
congestion and rent profiteering New
York legislators were to begin work to
day on a legislative program designed to
bring better conditions.
The Legislature had before It a mes
sage from the Ooveruor and a eport
from its own housing committee, both
making recommendations. The pre-tram
follows :
Congress will be ask -d to exempt morf.
gage interest from tile Federal Income
Housing boards to be created in nil
cities over ten thousand to study con
ditions and work in with a
State housing board.
Congress will be asked to place an
embargo on the exportation of build
ing materials and grant p priority to
the movement of building materials.
Congress will be asked to investigate
charges that certain manufacturers and
building material men have entered into
a combination to keep up prices.
who is State president, and by Mrs. Mc-
Corkle of Crawfordsvllle, who is a mem
ber of .the reception committee at the'
Denison Hotel.
Later. Preston called the attention of
the Dally Times to the case and under
the guidance of a representative of the
Dally Times be succeeded in getting the
attention of the county offltclals to the
After having made an affidavit to the
effect that the value of the personal prop
erty could not by any process of evalua
tion tie pMiced at more than SSO. Preston
received a certificate of error for $3.03 to
apply on bis tax bill of $o 21.
Ho paid the balance of the demand, re
gardleas of the fact that It was extor
Mr. Preaton owed the county of Marion
S2BO In taxes and 28 cents In delinquency
He patd the county SB.OB and he paid
Ralph Letncke 50 cents to which the
treasurer was not entitled under the law
and which payment the State Board of
Accounts has repeatedly ruled is Illegal.
In addition to thla monetary loss Pres
ton lost the better part of a day's time
as a result of the carelessness and in
difference of the taxing officials of this
county who not only draw Salaries but
grab fee* for conducting the county's
Champion Fighter
of 'Em All Is Here
The only delegate to both the <V
A. R. National Encampment and the
American Legion National Convention
arrived In Indianapolis today.
He i# Dr. Wesley Thompson, 79. of
Huntington Park, Cal., who has the
unique distinction of having served
both in the Civil War and the recent
World War.
During the Civil War he enlisted in
the 87th Indiana Volunteers, serving
two years.
At the outbreak of the World War
he attempted to enlist but was re
Late in 1918 he was accepted as a
medical officer and served in an avt
ntion training camp in California for
a year during the Influenza epidemic.
H* "ill depart for Cleveland late
this "'week for the American Legion
Nominee for Prosecutor Sees
Democratic Victory.
The Democratic party can easily win
In Marlon County In November if the
Democratic and Independent voters nre
registered, Paul G. Davis. Democratic
nominee for prosecutor, tolck members of
the Young Men’s Democratic Club at the
Indiana Democratic Club last night.
Mr. Davis said:
In 1918 our poll books showed there!
were 84,000 voters In this county; 73,870 1
of them registered and 51,305 of them
voted. We could easily have carried the.,
county two years ago If Democrats had
not stayed away from the polls on elec
tion day.
This year, with the good element In
this county with us, we can easily win
lu November if we can register tiie Dem- l
oeratle and independent vote. Our poll
books now disclose that there are more
women who afle Democrats than men and
we are certain, therefore, that we will
gain by the vote of the women.
The good women of this community,}
the women who place decent government
ahead of party politics and who realize
that the Republican machine In charge
of our local affairs has not only brought
about high taxes because of,its lavish
and unlawful expenditure of the putdie's
money, but has east shame on the com
munity by reason of Its inhuman treat
ment of the unfortunate 'prisoners In the !
Jail, and by the desecration of the}
pauper dead left In its care, will vote the
Democratic ticket.
Tlie young men's Democratic organiza
tion can do much to win this election,
and if every one of you will go to'work
now In your respective precincts ami as
sist In registering the Democratic vote,
you will be doing a great public service.
Democrats In Marlon C >unt\ should un
derstand that this election will be won
or lost on the next registration dny, Oct.
4. If the people are going to junk the
KepuHlcau machine, then the time to
do It. *
e,,,, Illy Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates: ( By Ma „ 500 Per Month . * 5 00 Per Yea r *
Gov. Cox Says President
Should Have Authority to
Purchase Supplies.
I.OS ANGEI.ES, Cal, Sept. 2L—Elimi
nation of profiteering by "moral tores"—
a bnge revolving fund Maced In the
hands of the President by Congress
with authority to purchase supplies to
prevent extortionate prieea, was sug
getd by Gov James M. Cox here today.
Cox previously suggested that this
method be used to prevent sugar pro
fifeering, but he has decided It c'onld
be extended to all commodities.
Cox'* view Is that few purchases
would have to he made, but tire “moral
force" of the President having such
power would eliminate profiteering.
“It would, he like the musket behiad
the door," he said.
The Democratic nominee is directing
an attack on that part of the Republican
press which Is taking order* from the
senatorial oligarchy and suppressing
news of his campaign.
“I don't care what they say about roe
editorially," he said, “but I challenge
them to. present the news of both sides
of the case to the Jury of Amerlcau
Governor Cox la telling his audiences
In discussing tho treaty he is willing
to accept Senator Hitchcock’* reserva
These, he declares, give reassurances
of protection of every American Interest
without Injuring the pact.
Lands Jolt on Arguments of
Republican Nominee.
NKW YORK, Sept. 21.—Senator Hard
ing's speech yesterday attacking the
League of Nations covenant called forth
a Htatement from George White. Demo
cratic national chairman, In which he
commented that nlmost coincidentally the
good offices of the league had been suc
cessfully employed in connection with the
Finnish Swedish and Polish Lithuanian
White also referred to Harding's state
ment regarding Panama canal tolls.
“The Senator admits,” he said, “that
equal canal tolls Is a moral oßltgatlon.
But the platform on which he was nomi
nated proposes breaking the obligation.''
W. (}. MeAdoo. who called at Demo
cratic headquarters to make arrangements
for his forthcoming Western stumping
tour, also issued a statement regarding
the league's action.
“It should be emphasized that these
two International disputes have Tfeen set
tled through the peaceful means of atbi
tratloin and inquiry, notwithstanding the
fact that the United States has not yet
entered the league,” said MeAdoo.
"With the moral tntluenee and active
support of the United States ns n n\em
l>er of the league the prevention of wars
through these methods will be made even
more certain than now.”
It was announced MeAdoo will make
his first speech In the New York cam
paign on Thursday evening. During
October he plans lo make speeches
throughout tho west, ending his tour at
San Francisco. '
File No Amendment to Hold
ing Company Plan.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.—The live
large packers did not avail themselves
of tlie opportunity to file amendments to
day in the District Supreme Court to
their plan to disassociate themselves
from the control of the stoekyards
through sale to a holding company or
ganized by F. If. Prince & Cos. of Bos
Approval qf the >lnn now Is under con
sideration by the Department, of Jus
It has been favorably reported upon
by the Federal Trade Commission.
It was indicated that the packers
would reserve their amendment until the
government' had made known its objec
tions to the plan.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., Sept. The
failure to sell the bonds for the pay
ment of work planned on the Water street
pike, east of the city, has led to compli
cations. Much material has arrived here,
but the contractor, John Buckley, refuses
to receive it becttUM there is no money
in sight.
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Thousands Spend First Day Renewing Old
Acquaintances and Refighting
Battles of ’6l.
Comrades of ’6l, who marched and fought together, today shook hands,
swapped yarns and lived over again the grand old campaign days as they
gathered ground the reunion camp fires.
More than ninety reunions of the various units were held. The veterans
will be weary with so much handshaking, but they all plan to attend the
annual camp fires at Tomlinson Hall this evening.
The annual camp fire, which will wind up the reunions, will be pre
sided over by Robert W. Mcßride, commander of the Indiana Department
of the G. A. R.
Among those who will appear before
the veterans during the camp fire will be
Mgr. Francis H. Gavisk. Judge Eli Tor
rance of Minneapolis. Maj. Leo Raseietir
of flt. Louis, Orlando A. Somers of Ko
komo, Ind.; David F. Pugh of Ohio, and
Bishop Joseph M. Francis of Indian
Reunion day of an annual encampment
generally proves one of the fnost enjoy
able days of the week and the veterans
declared they were meeting more of the
boys than they have to nast encampments.
Old army tunes ana songs of the Civil
War times were played by the Wiscon
L. N. Hines, State Superintendent ' of
Public Instruction, and Capt. Joel Ho
back of Oklahoma City were holding one
of the most Interesting and unique re
unions of the national encampment to
By chancp yjr. Hines learned that Cap
tain Hoback was the commanding officer
of the company In which his father,
Hiram Hines, served as first sergeant.
Captain Hoback was captain of Com :
pany H, 57th Indiana Infjntry.
Mr. Hines was exhibiting to Captain
Hoback the discharge papper given his
father at the end of hi* servicie.
Several members of the company, at
the Invitation of Superintendent Hines,
held a reunion In the office; of the State
superintendent. where arrangements
were made for a dinner to bo attended
by the members tomorrow.
An Interested attendant at the reunion
was Mrs. Willis Blanche. 513, whose hus
band, now deceased, served as Colonel
In the Fifty-seventh Regiment.
Mrs. Blanche lives in Kokomo, and at
tends all the reunions of the regiment.
Old Square Dance
Done by Veterans
Modern Terpslchorean art and
maneuvers hold no enchantment for
the members of the Grand Army of
of the Republic.
This does not mean, however, that
the members of this organization
find no more enjoyment in “tripping
tho light fantastic.”
In the tent erected on the Slate
house lawiv several cld veterans, with
their wives, or somebody else'.* wives,
were seen today thoroughly enjoying
the pleasures of the old square dance.
Mayor MacSwiney on
40th ‘Strike’
LONDON. Sept. 21.—There was no
terlal change in the condition of Terence
MacSwiney, the Sinn Fein lord mayor of
Cork, when he began the fortieth day
of his hunger strike In the Brlxton Jail
Infirmary today.
Heard Call at 16
• ■
Having answered the eall of President
Lincoln at the age of 16, J. C. Roland
of Cleveland, Ohio, is here meeting with
the national council ot administration of
the G. A. R. at the Claypool Hotel.
Col. Roland is on the “job” aiding
the business affairs of the big encamp
NO. 114.
sin Veterans’ Drum Corps st a concert
given today at the Capitol gronnds.
Adoption of a resolution favoring the
payment of a pension amounting to $2
for each day served in a Confederate
prison, to be paid regardless of other
pensions, was effected at the meeting
of the Union Ex-Prisoners of the Civil
V ar, held in the House of Representa
t-vea, in tfie Statehouse.
A bill to this effect is now In the
hands of the house eommitte on pen
sions. in congress, where it has been
pigebnholed since its introduction several
years ago, it was said at the meeting.
D. S. Wiley, Columbus, Ohio, com
mander of the association since the recent
death of the former commander, was to
day re-elected to eerve during the en
suing year.
Other officers named were: William
Kelly, Wilmington, Del., Senior Vice-
Commander; E. F. Taggart, Akron, Ohio,'
Junior Vice Commander; Halsey Lath
rop, Cincinnati, Ohio, re-elected as Chap
lain. H
J. D. Walker, Pittsburgh, was re-ap
polnted Adjutant General by Commander
Reports of ths deaths of sveral mem
bers alnce the Last gathering occupied
the attention of the members of the
Seventh Indiana Cavalry, who met In the
Senate chamber.
Officers of this organization, the presi
dent and secretary-treasurer of whlcn
serve for life, are: John Kevs, Knights
town, president; Joseph Young, Middle
town, secretary-treasurer; Aaron K.
Whe tael, Dunkirk; Timothy Kelly. Na
tional Military Home, Marlon, ani R.
B. Armstrong, Indiauapolis, vice presi
Twenty-five members of the 10th Ohio
’’avalry attended the reunion of their or
ganization, which was held in the Senate
This organization, which was with
Sherman on his march to the sea. named
the following officers for the next year:
President. H. D. Burch, Hebron, Ohio;
vice president and chaplain, Lyman E,
Hanna, Muncie, Ind.; secretary, Ida T.
W. R. Kinney, chairman of the organi
zation of the 9th Ohio Cavalry, and tho
only member of the body who was pres
ent, met with the 10th Cavalry reunion,
as these two units served in the same
brigade during the war.
No official business was transacted at
the reunion of the members of the RSth
Indiana Infantry, held in the cloakroom
of the Senate chamber.
Officers of this organization are: Alfred
Wooley, Versailles, president; F. M. Han
cock, Elrod, vice president, and Miss Isa
bel W faite, Greenshurg. secretary.
With many expressions of praise for
their whole-hearted, unselfish and untir
lng patriotic service in the past, room
bers of the National Association of Naval
Veterans, meeting at the CUy hall to
day, re-elected all officers, with the ex
ioption of the late Ale.< S. McWilliams.
Detroit, Mich., fleet chaplaiu, who died
a short time ago.
Ryron P. Drowne of El Paso. Texas,
was elected to fill the chaplain’s place.
Other officers were renamed as follows:
Loomis Scofield, New Canaan. Conn.,
commodore commanding; Samuel B.
Dixon. Detroit, Mich., fleet captain;
Henry W. Speight. Brooklyn. N. Y.. Ceet
commander and chief of staff: William
H. Black. Jersey City. N. J., fleet lieu
tenant commander; Albert R. Arey. Pine
vllle. La., fleet lieutenant; Dr. Henry J.
Brewer, Brooklyn, N. V. ; fleet surgeon;
Cornelius Strlnghnm, Jamaica, N. Y,
fleet boatswain; Frederick E. Haskins,
Brooklyn, N. Y 4 fleet judge advocate;
Chanes I'. Dyce, Philadelphia, Pa., fleet
historian, and Henry F. MeCoPum, Ne-.v
Haven. Conn., fleet secretary and pay
Flans for the annual “dog watch” to
be held In the council chamber at the
city hall at S o'clock tomorrow eve
ning were completed today.
Mayor Charles W. Jewett and Com
modore Scofield aro to deliver the prin
cipal addresses.
Music and a number of unusual short
addresses and readings by shipmates will
round out the program.
Fleet Secretary McCollum was Instruct
ed to continue his practice of sending
letters of condolence to families of ship
mates who die.
The meeting was cast Into gloom for
a time with the announcement of the
death recently of Past Admiral J. F. R.
Foss at his home in Minneapolis.
The annual camp fire of the National As
sociation of the Union Ex-Prisoners will
be held at 8 o'clock this evening Instead
(Continued on Fuge Two.)
Chairman Democratic County Com
Dear Sir—Your prompt action In
going into court to demand that
Auditor Fesler comply with the law
relative to registration books Is
For the last four years the Re
publican officials of this county have
met with so little opposition to
their whims that they have grown
careless of the public Interests.
The sooner they learn that there
is an organization in the county
with the nerve to demand that thev
respect the law and the public's
rights the sooner we will have
proper government. 1

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