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Fair tonight. Wednesday, fair and cooler. vol. xxxnx. EIGHT WHITE SOX STARS INDICTED IN BIG SCANDAL PROBE CHICAGO. Sept. 28 against eight members of the Chicago White Sox for alleged crookedness in the 1919 world's series were voted by the Cook County grand jury, has been probing conditions in organized baseball this afternoon. The men indicted are: Chick Gandil, former first baseman. Fred McMullin, utility intielder. Oscar Felsoh, center fielder. ••Swede” Risberg, shortstop. Eddie Cicotte, pitcher. Claude Williams, pitcher. Joe Jackson, left fielder. Back Weaver, third baseman. The true bills charge conspiracy to commit an illegal act Eddie Cicotte, star pitcher, was one of the first witnesses before the grand jury today and his testimony is helieved to have been one of the factors that induced the grand jury to return the indictments. He is said to have made a compile oou fesion and to have signed an immunity waiver. His admissions are declared to have verified the statement of Billy Ma harg, Philadelphia pugilist, who accused Cicotte ol' having been the principal in the promotion of the ’•fixed" series. *IOO,OOO SAID TO HAVE BEEN BRIBE. The plavers indicted are the eight men said to have been implicated in the SIOO.- 000 bribe to "throw” the series and whose bonus checks were held up by the White Sox management while an investi gation was made after the series closed last fall. McMullin, Gandil and Cicotte were mentioned in several stories as the prin cipals in the arrangements for the huge bribe which Abe Attell. former feather weight champion, is alleged to have un dertaken to raise. McMullin had been named as the chief paymaster for the gambling clique. Charles A. Comlskey, owner ot the White Sox, announced immediately after he heard of the Noting of the indict ments by the grand jury, that ail eight of the players would stand suspended from the White Sox. This move by Comiskey is virtually the elimination of the White Sox from the pennant race, as none of the eight men. several of whom are bulwarks or the club, will bo permitted to play in any of the remaining games of the sea son, it Is raid. ONLY FEW SOX (REGULARS. I The action of Comiskey in suspending ■those indicted leaves Eddie Collins. Ray Esebalk, John Collins and Amos Strunk Cs the only regular fielders in good branding and Hick Kerr and I’ed Faber Es the only regular pitchers. Comlskey issued the following state fTuent addressed to each of the indicted players: “You and each of you are hereby noti fied of yonr Indefinite suspension as u member of the Chicago American League Baseball Club. If you can prove your Innocence you will be returned to the (Continued on Page Six.) ‘RAY’ CARPENTER STILL AT LIBERTY Stolen Auto Complaint Shows He’s Not ‘Doing Time.’ - Ray Carpenter, 2420 North Alabama street, today reported that his automobile eras stolen from in the rear of his home. It was -generally supposed that Carpen ter was at the penal farm serving a Tbir tyJday sentence following his conviction In Criminal Court a few days ago on the charge of operating a blind tiger. It was Carpenter whose evidence con victed Harry '‘Goosie” Lee, negro Repub lican political worker, who Wss fined SIOO and costs and sentenced to six months on the penal farm. A court official stated that he was con fident that Carpenter's car had been stoleu by one of the friends of the boot legger gang, as a threat to warn Car penter not to testify against other mem bers of the gang who will be arrested. ’ Sheriff Miller stated he had never re ceived a commitment for Carpenter, and Inquiries at the Criminal Court brought the statement that Carpenter had not been committed to the penal farm, as he was to be a witness for the State against Earl Chapelle. Chapelle. said to be a close friend of “Goosie” Lee is under arrest, having been indicted on the charge of violating the prohibition law. Strange Egg Makes Hen Nervous Wreck CORPUS CHRISTI. Texas, Sept. 28. A hen owned by Dr. W. E. Wills Is ■uttering with nervous prostration. Dr.. Will* found a nest of alligator eggs while on a hunting expedition and brought six home. A sedate hen In the doctor’s barnyard was determined to set, and although the sun would have hatched the alligator’s pg-gs, Dr. Wills decided to humor the fowl and put the eggs under her. Biddy waited for but one egg to batch, according to the doctor, and then left the nest on a dead run. cackling wildly. WEATHER 11 -i 'Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity: or the twenty-four honrs ending 7 p. m.. Wednesday, Sept. 29: Fair tonight; Wednesday fair and considerably cooler. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. 58 7 t. m 58 8 a. 62 9 a. m 88 10 a. m 72 11 a. m 74 12 (noon) 76 1 p. m 78 2 p. m 78 Is Your Child in Good Health? The school child’s health is one of the most vital questions that the mother faces In all the course of her life. If her child Is not healthy it can not succeed in Its pursuit of an education— can not grow into normal maturity. Our Washington Information Bureau, realizing this, asked the American Red Cross to make, for Its distribution, a bul letin that would give the mother the best possible advice about keeping her child physically fit. The book is now ready. It is undoubt edly the most practical study ever made of the subject. IT IS FREE In the interest of the well being of your children, send fox' it. Frederic J. Baskin. Director, The Indiana Daily Times Inform* tion Bureau, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 2 cents in stamps for return postage on a free copy of the booklet “The School Child's Health.” Name Street City State Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Bunday. ‘I Got Mine,’ Said Eddie CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—“T0 hell with 'em —I got mine,” is a statement made by Eddie Cicotte to his brother .lack, according to a statement made today by Mrs. Henrietta D. Kelley, the “woman of mystery.” in the baseball scandal, who was a .witness before the grand jury today. •‘1 overheard a conversation be tween Eddie Cicotte and his brother •lack during tbe world’s series, Mrs. Kelley said "It was after one of the games lost because of Eddie's pitching. I heard him say: ‘To hell with ’em—l got mine.'” TAGGART OPENS TOUR WITH DEFI TO ‘PARTY’ JABS Muneie and Anderson Crowds Told Record Shows Fight for People. By HORACE M. COATS, Times Staff Correspondent. MUNCIE. Ind., Sept. 28.—With a plea for the adoption of tbe covenant of the League of Nations and for business methods in' governmental affairs, both State and national, Thomas Taggart, Democratic nominee for United Statp* Senator, opened his campaign tour with addresses here and at Anderson today. No unusual methods were necessary in attracting crowds to Mr. Taggart’s meet ings and many of the voters in his aud-, iences were women. Following his speech hero, Mr. Taggart departed for Hartford City and Blufftou by automobile. Accompanying Mr. Taggart and speak ing at the meetings with him are Fred erick Van Nuya, United States district attorney for Indiana, and Mrs. Alice Fos ter McCulloch, chairman of the Demo cratic women in Indiana. "The running of the Government is nothing hut a big business proposition,” Mr Taggart toid his andienoe. "If I .am elected Senator I shall regard myself as a director in a corporation charged with the responsibilities of aid ing its management in the interest of ilie stockholders, the people.” Mr. Taggart admitted he is a distinct party man in his political life, but chal longed anybody to point out anything ever done officially by him during hi* term as auditor of Marion County or mayor of ndianapolis that was not for the best interests of the people whom he served. The Goodrich State administration did not fail to come in for its share of criti cism. He urged the election of I>r. Carleton 11. McCulloch as Governor in order to curb what he declared would be a con tinuance of waste of public fundff under a Republican administration. Mr. Van Nuya, in a short address .at tacked the critics of the national admin istration and denounced those men who have been finding fault with the udrnin i Continued on Pag* Two.) SEES HARDING AS DANGEROUS TOOL Mrs. Grace Julian Clarke Writes to Indiana Woman. Mrs. Grace Julian Clarke, prominent writer and speaker, scores Warren G. Harding heavily as the nominee “of the most reactionary and dangerous lead ers in political life today,” in a letter replying to an Invitation from Mrs. Richard Edwards of Peru, Ind., to vlait Senator Harding at Marion ou Oct. 1. She expresses scorn for Senator Har ding because of “his wobbling position on the League of Nations” and ”hl cowardly attitude on woman suffrage during the pendency of that question in Congress.” Mrs. Edwards, who haa been engaged actively in club work In Indiana, is en gaged In organization work tor the Re publican party. Mrs. Clarke's reply is as follows: “Replying to your invitation to go to Marlon to hear Senator Harding talk to tho women, let me say that I have little interest in anything Senator Harding may say at any time on any subject. “His wabbling position on the League of Nations, the overshadowing and all important issue in the present campaign; his cowardly attitude on woman suffrage during the pendency of that question in Congress; the fact that hiß name has never been connected with any great constructive Government measure, added to the further fact that he was nomi nated at the bidding of the moat re actionary and dangerous leaders in po litical life today, whose wishes he is absolutely bound to execute if elected, these are sufficient reason* for my op position to him. "I am enthusiastically for the League of Nations and for Cox arid Roosevelt, who unhesitatingly, unequivocally and emphatically declare for Its ratification. “I should be for these candidates even were the League of Nations not involved, because they are up-standing, forward looking men, who know their own minds and possess the courage of their con victions. "Yours for universal peace, for better living conditions for all the people, and for saving the Government from the clutches of T’enrose, Knox, Harding and their confederates.” 41 Officials Charged With Small Amounts Shortages and over-expenditures -on the part of forty-one Indiana township and county officials were charged today in examiners' reports made public by the State Board of Accounts. The amounts are all small, ranging from $7.30 to S6OO. The latter amount Is charged against Clem T. Kain of Wells County. No Marion County officials are in volved. Report 15 Plotters Executed by Soviet LONDON, Sept. 28. —Fifteen reputed participants in an nntt-sovlet plot at Archangel were executed by Russian authorities, according to a Moscow, wire less today. An appeal to patriotic Lithuanians to arm themselves with any sort of weapon hoes, spades or pitchforks—-to prevent a Polish' invasiqp of tlielr country lias been issued by the government. Polish forces were reported to bs with in thirty-five miles of the Lithuanian city of Vilna, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. BONUS QUESTION STARTS LEGION SESSION UPROAR Florida Commander Hissed as He Brands Appeal a ‘Money Grab.’ CLEVELAND, Ohio. Sept. 28.—Hisses greeted Florida Commander Billingsley's declaration against the bonus on the floor of the second convention of the American Legion in session here this morning. “We do not want the legion to go on record in favor of grabblns money as soon ns it gathers sufficient strength,” said Commander Billingsley. The convention had already reaf firmed acceptance of the adjusted com pensation committee's report favoring the Senate's passage of House Bill 14137 tbe iegion fourfold optional plan, when Benjamin W. Metz of Pittsburgh asked for a roil call. This set off the fireworks. After a heated diseusston the demand for a roll call was voted down. it is understood that the chief lobby against the hill now awaiting Senate approval comes from the South, which is said to fear the affluent and Independent negro. Kansas City won out in the light for the convention next year, and the con vention will meet there Oct. 6, 1921. Atlantic City. Houston and Sail Fran cisco were contenders. The report of the committee on mili tary policy contained the following rec ommendations : 1. Compulsory universal training— physical, military and educational. 2. Opposes large standing array. 3. Aid to National Guards of States, 4. College ami high school military training. ,1. Formation of separate air service de partment under anew cahlnet officer. 6. Steps to prevent any slump in gov ernment Interest In military training. 7. Publication of names of ail slackers and their speedy punishment. The report was adopted unanimously with an amendment advocating continued allowances to tnen with families. With refusal of Col. Milton J. Fore man of Chicago to allow his name to be nsed as a candidate for national coin (Continued on Page Two.) U. S. Census Reports Show 4 States Gain WASHINGTON. Sept. 28.—The Census Bureau today announced the following 1920 population figures: StHte of Illinois total, 6,485,098. State of Louisiana, 1,797,798. State of Montana, 547,593. State of New Mexico, 360.847. Increases since 1910: Illinois, 840,507, or 15.0 per cent. Louisiana, 141,410, or 8 5 per cent. Montana, 171,540, or 45.0 per cent. New Mexico, 32,940, or 10.1 per <’ent. The population of Cook County, Illi nois, which Includes the city of Chicago, Is given as 3,058,017, This is an increase since 1907 of 047,781, or 26.9 per cent.-/ Spaan Speaks for League Principles Henry N. Spaan, Democratic nominee for Congress, addressed employes of the Nordyke & Marrnon Company ut noon to day. Spwtking about tho League of Nations he said: “Every laboring man is di rectly interested in this great covenant of peace, because 93 per cent of our Army is made up of men who work In the factory and on the farm. “Most of the taxes brought about by war have t obe paid by the men who labor. “The man who pays an Income tax or an excess profit tax simply adds such tax?s lo the price of his goods, and the result is that labor in the end pays lor the war by way of increased prices. “Most of the mothers in the land who mourn the death of sons who died in Trance belong to the laboring class, and they should see to It that this great horror of war is done away with by voting for the League of Nations. "Laboring men and women are deeply interested in voting the Democratic ticket for another reason, because that is the only way to destroy the Republican ring that has Its party by the throat and is piling up taxes at a frightful rat*.” BODY OF OLIVE THOMAS FIGURES IN LAST “FADE-OUT” NEW YORK, Sept. 28. Gray shadows filtering down from the high windows softened the hues of great banks of flowers and dimmed the lnster of the gowns of richly-dressed women. A silence pervaded the great church, broken only by the solemn voice of a rector, Intoning the Episcopal funeral ritual. From the street came the muffled hum of traffic. > The entire setting gave the illusion of a silent drama. This was the last “fade-out” of Olive Thomas. The/ funeral of the noted motion pic ture a'ttresa, who died in Paris as the result cf accidentally taking poison, drew though tis of persona from all walks of Indicted in Baseball Sifting \V*V*V*VVV*V*'o,;“'vw'e.y* *.♦■**♦♦**♦*,•.• MWMiMIItIMBMM v.v.v.;.;.v ** \*!'XvMv lIIP^PNIi INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1920. PONZI RIVAL, 22, HELD BY POLICE Made $13,000 at Age of 13 and Later Cleaned Up More as Speculator. ST. LOUIS. Sept. 28.—Frank J. Cooper, 22. self-styled "Boston's millionaire kid,” today told a story of a meteoric career In high finance and of a blasted romance In which he claims the daughter fa Boston millionaire was to have become his wife. Today Cooper alts in n cel! at police headquarter* waiting t<> wtart back to Boston, wbers he is under indie;men*, ‘with John Rock end Charles M. Bright well of tho Old Colony Foreign Ex change, for obtaining $1,700 from Bos ton Italians through what the police claim was a fraudulent scheme. A get-rich-quick method of finance, similar, ‘Cooper declared, to that of Charles Ponzi, was tho rock on which his bubble burst Cooper declared he had worked for Brlghtwell for two -week* at a salary of S3O per week, but quit when "my friend Tom Lawson toid me. 'Kid, It can't he done; It's a swindle.'” Fifty dollars profit on fIOO invested In forty-five days is said to have been the halt used by tiro three men under Indictment to catch Investors. Coopei earned his “Millionaire Kid” title at the age of 13 he claim*. “I hit the ticker for *l3,Ort then.'’ he said. "But I lost i when I was 74. Cooper waived extradition. PLEDGES AUTO FEE TO COUNTY Nominee McCulloch Addresses Audience at Anderson. ANGOLA. Ind , Sept. 28. —Dr. Carleton B. McCulloch, Democratic gubernatorial nominee. In an address here this after noon, spoke on that part of the Demo cratic State platform which advocates the retention of automobile license foe* In th* county of origination. "The Democratic party stands pledged to a return to the counties of the auto mobile license fee*,” ho said. “Thia 1* a party platform measure. “The counties themselves ghnnld Issue the license and have the Income derived therefrom, to be expended lu the upkeep of their wn roads. “It Is t.ufalr that the many thousand* of dollars which the clvUenr of the various counties psy In fee* should not be expended on the maintenance of their own roads. “I have been touring the State In au tomobiles and have therefore a first hand knowledge of the way our Toad* havo been neglected by the State and allowed to go to rack and ruin. "If the counties had tho Jurisdiction over these road* and the funds derived from licenses to expend thereon w would see a very different condition of affairs. “I Invite any man who may he op posed to this recommendation to make a trip, lor Instance, up the Ade-Way or on any one of a dozen roads that I could mention. “Regardless of politics be would be convinced of the Justice and soundness of this position. x “The comfort, convenience and pros perity of our cities and our agricultural districts depends on good roads. “It I* not enough to build them, they must be kept up.” Reports 13 Barrels of Flour Stolen Thirteen barrels of four, valued at $l6O, were stolen from the Noblegvlllo Milling Company's warehouse, last night, it was reported to police headquarters by Walter J. Kiate, an employe. Ten days ago, he reported, a phono graph, valued at SIOO, was stolen from the warehouse, and on Sept. 26 someone stole four ninety-eight-pound sacks of flour, valued at S3O each, from a car. MAYOR MaoSWINEY IS EXHAUSTED, LONDON, Sept. 28.—Terence Mac- Swiuey, hunger-striking Lord Mayor of Cork, was conscious In the Brixton Jail infirmary this morning, but was de scribed as “extremely exhausted.” This Is the forty-eighth day of his hunger strike. A message from President De La Huer ta cheered the Lady Mayoress MacSwiney today. life to St. Thomas Church, In Fifth nvenup. i There Were millionaires and paupers, stars and members of the chorus, friends and the merely curious. Hundreds of men and women, mostly the latter, stormed tho church doors when officials turned them away after the edifice was filled. The police lines were broken time and again. Order was not restored until long after the services were completed and the body hod been removed from tffe church. The ceremony was simple. Dr. Ernest M. Stlers, rector, conducted the services. Jack Pickford, husband of Miss Thomas, sat with hi* moths*, hit*. -B. S, SAYS TAX BOARD USURPS PLACE OF HIGH COURT Attorney Thompson Raps Solons Who Would Set Aside Court Decree. FIVE MORE SUITS FILED Exposure of the menace in the manner in which the Indiana State Tax Board is interpreting the provisions of the Tathill-Kiper act in an attempt to set aside a final finding of the Indiana State Supreme Court and of Judge Linn Hay of Superior Court, room 3, in declaring that the horizontal increase orders of the State tax board of Aug. 28, 1919, are void in Marion County, was made to day by Attorney William 11. Thompson before .Judge Hay. Attorney Thompson launched an at tack upon the action* of the State- Legis lature passing a law which, as inter preted by the State tux board, virtually sets aside a decree of the highest court of the State. ARGUMENT FOR PETITION. The argument was made by Attorney Thompson in supporting a petition of the taxpayer* of Washington Township, asking that an injunction be issued re straining County Treasurer Ralph Lem eke from collecting the horizontal tax increases and preventing the tax board from enforcing its so-called equalization orders as based on tbe Tuthil)-Klpr act. Prior to the argument of Mr. Thomp son, counsel filed five additional suits in behalf of the taxpayers of Franklin. Wnrren, Wayne, Perry and Pike, seek ing the an me relief as asked by the farmers of Washington Township. PLAINTIFFS IN NEW CASES. The plaintiffs In the rdciltional cases against the tax board a.id Treasurer Lemcke arc: William J. Fink. John N. Gulleger and Asa Mathis in Pike Township. Charles McClain, Herbert List and John 4L Smock in Perry. John V. Carter, F. Marion Clark and Allen Hightsblre in Wayne. Ford V. Matson, Fred A. Wiese and WillUm Gale In Warren, Samuel Rabourn, Harry Leary and Elsie l.eajry in Franklin. Attorney Thompson pointed out that the actions of the tax board after the passage of the Tuthill-Kiper act in meeting and certifying its findtug* to the county board of review and the latter board ordering the same horl <Continued on Page Two.! EX-COP IS HELD AS BOOTLEGGER Forty Gallons of ‘Mule’ Taken, Police Records Show. Harry Washburn, 1314 Ringold street, ex policeman, Is under arrest on the charge of operating a blind tiger forty gallon* of whirs rani* whisky, K ts said, were found In his home. Efforts to obtain Washburn’s record a* a pollcs officer at the office of the board of safety failed, the clerk In that oflics Informing th* reporter that he was too busy to look at the records. Policemen who know Washburn, how ever, declare 4ie U a Republican and was appointed as a policeman under the Shank administration, and remained a member of tho force until after the Jew ett administration came Into power, but no one could be found who knew under what circumstances Washburn quit the police force. The white mule whisky, the police say, was In kegs and two Juga, each contain ing fire gallons. The police also obtained 157 empty half-pint bottles, two sacks of cork* and three empty five gallon jugs. Washburn wa released on a $1,600 bond signed by William “Kinney” Hiatt, Republican political worker and profes sional bondsman to whom Special privi leges have been given by the Jewett "good government” administration. GIVES UP PULPIT FOR JOB ONROAD CHICAGO, Sept. 28.—UnaOU to earn enough money to feed, cloth* and educate his children and yet live comfortably, the Rev. Phillip Yar row has resigned the pastorate of the Morgan Park Congregational Church. Dr. Yarrow has accepted a posi tion as traveling salesman, which he said today will give him an Income of $5,000 a year. As pastor he was paid $3,200, he aalil. “It’a impossible for a man to live on less than $5,000 under present con ditions,” he said. Yarrow formerly was general su perintendent of the dry Chicago fed eration. “This doesn’t mean that I have lost faith Iti the church,” he said. “I have absolutely no bitterness against the church.” Assassins Hold Sway in State of Yucatan MEXICO CITY, Sept. 28.—A wave of assassination la reported from tho State of Yucatan where turbulent political dis orders prevail. Dispatches today said that three more persons had been assassinated as the result of strife among the radicals in Yucatan. Women Take Part in Naming Ticket TRENTON, N. J., Sept. 28.—With women at the polls in this Stater for the first time, the voters of New Jersey today were selecting Republican and Democratic nominees for Congress, the .State senate, the house of assembly and numerous county positions. Vnnklrk, and Mias Thomas’ brother, .Tames Duffy. Among the honorary pallbearers were Owen Moore, former husband of Mary Pickford, and Harrison Fisher, artist, on* of the first to discover Miss Thomas’ beauty. The coffin rested in the center of the chancel under a blanket of pink flowers. There was a floral piece from the Zeig feld Follies, in which Miss Tomas began her stage life, and one from Miss Pick ford bearing a card inscribed, “From Sis ter Mary." As the floral pieces were carried through the Rtreet to the waiting ve hicles after the services many were torn to pieces by women and girls who sought ' -r - '-i (By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 120. Subscription Rates: Mail, 50c p er Month; $5.00 Per Tear. Alleged Thief Bound Over to Grand Jury George Johnson, 33. negro, and his mother, Mrs. Belle Ayers, 60, 735 Indiana avenue, were bound over to the grand i Jury today nnder a high bond by Judge i Pritchard in City Court. Johnson is charged with having stolen ) approximately $2,000 worth of toilet arti j cles, women's clothing and wearing ap ! parel from a dry goods store where he 1 was employed. Mrs. Ayers Is alleged to have taken the merchandise to Guthrie, Ky., to sell it. Most of the stolen articles iave been recovered. PACT FAILURE MEANS SLUMP IN WAGES-COX Nominee Says G. O. P. Con spiracy Responsible fur Un settled Conditions. EN ROUTE WITH GOVERNOR COX, SIOUX CITY. I S— One rea ; son for any reduction Jn wages that may j come In "the near future will be the , failure of the United States to enter the League of Nations and to assist in the reestablishment of international trade, | Gov. James M. Cox asserted In brief stump talks here and throughout South ! Dakota today. It was announced today that Gov Cox i will end his present speaking tour with ; tie address at Kansas City Saturday evening, Oct. 2. He will go direct to Dayton from Kan | sas City. i Conspiracy of the "Senatorial oli j garchy” to hold up tbe treaty has con ' tlnued unsettled business conditions j throughout the world much longer than | necessary and the Inevitable results of 1 closed foreign markets because of lack | of credit will be felt first by labor in decreased wages and by the farmer in | slumping prices for his products, the j Democratic nominee said. Big business, Cox charged, is planning to take advantage of those circumstances to prevent any decreases In price con sumers must pay until it is forced to j do so. 1 Cox is definitely on record today as ; opposed to elimination of article 10 from the League of Nations covenant, which was characterized by President Wilson as "the heart of the treaty.” In response to an inquiry the Governor reiterated hts belief that thia feature of tbe covenant was atraply tho application (Continued on Page Two.) ITALIAN PREMIER WARNSINDUSTRY Seeks Peace While Labor Con trol Bill Is Up. ROME, Sept. 28.—Premier Giollottl h*r warned all employers not to attempt lockouts while the government 1* draft ing it* proposed labor control bill, Speaking before the Italian Senate, Glollotti warned the owner* of plants they would have no aid from the government if, in reprisal for th* occupation of their plant*, they should shut the workers out. Glollotti warmly defended his position In settling the labor controversy during which manufacturing plant* were seised by workmen, who attempted to operate them. Itrly's future depends upon the solution of the present social crisis, he told the Senators. Reports from the “area of occupation” today showed a majority of workmen were in favor of returning occupied plants to their owners. An extensive fire in the Ottanlan muni tion works at Naples Monday was be lieved to have been caused by extremists, who refused to evacuate the factory. At Turin the Henry Schlacks lace fac tory, which was to have been evacuated today, was damaged to tho extent ot 2,000.000 lire by fire. SAYS ODOR WAS ONLY MEDICINE Case of Policeman Taken Under Advisement. The board of public safety today took the case of Patrolman Heurjr F. Hate, 3114 East New York street, charged with conduct unbecoming an officer, under ad vlsemeut, following testimony of several superior officers that he was found In n drunken condition at Oriental and Washington streets on the night of Sept 12. Several witnessed testified that Hate has always been an excellent officer and declared that they had seen hlm on the night In question and believed him to be sober. Hare said he had been taking medicine for catarrh for several months and In dicated that his superiors may have mis taken the smell of It on his breath tor liquor. The board announced that since ade quate water mains have been laid in the vicinity that It will no longer oppose tho Issuance of a permit to the Capitol Lumber Company for the rebuilding of Its yards at Forty-ninth street and the Monon Railroad. The yards were burned several weeks ago and residents of the vicinity remon strated against the rebuilding until fire protection wng available. The resignation of Harold R. Galloway as clerk to the hoard of public safety was accepted and Horner L. Barton ap pointed In his place. John Pitts and Clarence Taylor were appointed substitute firemen and .Tames O’Brien and Howard R. Ten Broeck ap pointed patrolmen. Resignations of Fireman John Dona hue and of Bieycleman Joseph Gibbons were accepted. A charge of being absent \yithout leave was preferred against Private Frank Alexander of Engine Company No. 6 by Fire Chief John C. Loucks. The police tried to protect them but were powerless. Asa protection against the curious tho burial place was kept secret. When the coffin was carried through the throngs to the hearse, several mo tion picture machines nir the steps clicked in unison. Miss Thomas waa the central figure of a film for the last time. Over on Broadway, only a few blocks away, a huge electric sign, grotesque in the glare of daylight, announced the featuring of Miss Thomas in a popular film play. Within the theater the wraith of the famous actress smiled from the screen in the bewitching wgy that has endeared Ml to thousand*. LAST HOME EDITION TWO CUNTS PER COPY WILSON LENDS AID TO COX IN LETTER ON IRISH PROBLEM First White House Campaign Statement Touches ‘Self Determination’ of League’s Small Nations. REPLY TO LOS ANGELES MAN’S QUERY WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—President Wilson today took first active step in the campaign to aid Governor Cox by issuing a statement on the League of Nations as affecting the Irish question. The statement, issued through Secretary Tumulty at the direction of the President, took the form of an answer to a letter from Edwin M: Swartz of Los Angeles, who wrote asking what could be done about the Irish situation. SOLDIERS PUT IRISH TOWN OF TRIM IN RUINS Business Houses and Homes of Sinn Feiners Are Destroyed. TRIM, Sept. 28. —A man* of smoldering ruins marks the site of this town today, following the attack by "black and tan” policemen and soldiers during which two persons were wounded and all of the business houses and the homes of prom inent Sinn Feiners were destroyed by fire. Eight motors, containing 200 soldiers, descended upon the town and completed the wreckage which had been started by policemen. The Inhabitants fled into the country in panic. Tbe soldiers opened fire as soon as they arrived. Two youths, Kelly and Griffin by nams, were wounded. Later three lorries drove up contain ing policemen. It is charged that.these policemen sys tematically sacked the town. They commandeered all the gasoline in town and proceeded from street to street burning houses. At the height of the conflagration the flames conld oe seen for ten miles. Policemen were reported to have gone from house to house warning the peo ple that they would receive five minutes to leave their homes. TOWN BURNING IS THREAT EX ED DUBLIN, Sept. 28.—Placards threaten ing to burn County Clare towns were plastered over the city of Ennis today. The placards bore the ultimatum that the cities will be destroyed if Captain Lenbrum, who disappeared while iu Kil kee, la not returned unharmed within twenty-four hours. The places threatened were Kilkee, Eil rush, Carrigahole, Doonbeg, Kilmlhll and other west Clare villages. In one of tbe Dublin riots last night seven soldier* and civilians wore sent to hospitals with revolver wounds. The soldiers charged a mob, the threat of bayonets dispersing It. Member* of the mob retaliated by fir ing into the troops. f Citizens of Atheney, County Galway, were forced to kneel In the roadway in their night clothes last night until they (Continued on Page Two.) Steve Takes No Risk; Flees Two Strangers ftf Pete Steve, 2620 East North street, was on his way home last night wh<" “ two negros walked past him and Steve, '.link ing they might be hold-up men, did 100 yards in 10 seconds. Wi en he arrived home Steve notified the police, who investigated, but could not fiud the negros. Steve admitted to the police that the men had not robbed him or even at tempted to hold him up, but then he thought they might, so ho sprinted for home and called the police. Just Write Your Own Ticket on This ‘Jag’ The police are looking today for some one with an nnusually heavy jag. J. S. Judy, vice president of the Crown Chemical Company, 435 East South street, reported that bad entered the company’s plant and stolen a cask containing fifty-three gallons of alcohol. Here’s What He Said A south side citizen awoke from his slumbers to fiud the landlord showing prospective tenants through the house. He had been dreaming that he was about ‘to be attacked by robbers. That, he explained. Is why he sat up in bed and yelled "Police”’ Justice Department Rejects Packers’ Plan WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.—The Depart ment of Justice today rejected In tts entirety the plan of the packers to dis pose of their Interests in fifteen large stockyards to a holding company to be organized by F. H. Prince & Cos. of Bos ton. Irritating? Yes! There were many sleepy passengers aboard a College avenue car this morning. The conductor little knew how I near he was to j ■ scene when he I / whistled “Oh, How ! I Hate to Get Up/in the Morning.” HURT s?v PETROL BLAST. GREENSBURG, Ind., Sept. 28.—Claudel Thomson, living near here, suffered serl- j ous burns when a quart of gasoline ex ploded. Ha was cleaning soma cloth* NO. 120. “It seems to me,” says the statement, ‘‘necessary for the peace and freedom of the world that a forum be created to which all peoples can bring other mat ters which are likely to affect the peace and freedoms of the world.” Swartz wrote to President Wilson aa follows; "The forces supporting the Republican ticket are contending that if we ratify article 10 of the covenant of the Leagne of Nations we would be bound to sup port England in holding Ireland under subjection. WRITER GRASPS MEANING DESPITE G. O. P. CAMOUFLAGE. •‘ls it not a fact, and so understood by the high contracting parties, that at the time the covenant was drawn and approved that article 30 was to pro hibit one nation from grabbing any ter ritory of another nation? "And also is it not true that when you said article 10 was the heart of the covenant that you meant by- that the European wars had nearly all been caused by national land grabbers and that this article would cure that evil? (Signed) "E. M.‘ SWARTZS* . Secretary Tumulty, by direction ot President Wilson, answering the letter, said: "1 beg to say that the Identical ques tions contained in your letter with ref erence to article 10 and the right of self-determination found in the cove nant of the League of Nations were placed before the President while he was on hia western trip last year and fully answered by him. QUESTIONS AND ANS4VER3 OF LAST YEAR RECALLED. “The President asks me to call your attention to tbe following questions and answers given by him to the presa at that time, which I think satisfactorily answers your inquries. The question* and answers are as follows: "Q. Under the covenant does the na tion obligate Itself to assist any mem ber of the league in putting down a re bellion of Its subjects conquered peo ples ?'•'■ "A. It does not,’” ”Q. Under the covenant, does this nation Independently recognize a govern ment whose people seek to achieve, or have achieved, their Independence from a member of the league?” “A. Tne Independent action of the Government of the United States in mat ters of this kind is in no way limited or affected by the covenant of the League of Nations." “Q. Under the covenant, are those sub ject nations or people ouly that are men tioned iu the peace treaty entitled to the right of self-determination, or does the •cogue possess the right to accord a sim ilar privilege to other subject nations or peoples?” OTHER NATIONS INCLUDED A8 MEASURE FOR PEACE. “A. It was not possible for the peace conference to act with regard to the self determination of any territories except those which had belonged to the defeat ed empires, but in the covenant of the league it has set np in article 11, a forum to which all claims of self determination which are likely to disturb tho peace of the world or the good understanding between nations upon which the peace of the world depends, can be brought. “Q. Why was the case of Ireland not heard at the peace conference. And what Is your position on the subject of self-determination of Ireland?” “A. The case of Ireland was not heard at the peace conference because the con ference had no Jurisdiction over any questions of that sort, which dpi not affect territory which belonged to the . defeated empires. “My position on the subject of self determination for Ireland is expressed in article 11 of the covenant, In which I may say I was particularly Interested, because It seemed to me necessary for the peace and freedom of the world that a forum should be created to which all peoples could bring any matter which was likely to affect the peace and freedom of the world. “I sincerely hope thßt the above ques tions and answers satisfactorily meet your Inquiries. “Sincerely yours, “.JOSEPH P. TUMULTY, “Secretary to the President.” Sheriff Promises to Clean Up Again ‘T think there will be a cleaning, and I will start it/’ declared Sheriff Robert F. Miller today when asked if he knew that one of his deputy sheriffs was cap tured in an alleged craps game in an old brewery bnilding at New York and Agnes streets. Sunday. Twenty-three were arrested In the raid bnt their cases were continued in City Court. The deputy sheriff was released on bond and gave an assumed name to the turnkey. Sheriff Miller said he had heard that one of his deputies was caught in tho raid, “I pay the deputies good money,” de clared the sheriff, “and then they go uronnd and get in craps games. "I certainly will start a cleaning." WHY? The Indianapolis News went out of Its way considerably to obtain and print a very personal attack on Walter Myers because he criti cised the Goodrich coal commission. It had plenty of space to print Mr. Esehbach’s statement relative to the coal commission. When Mr. Myers offered the News a reply to Mr. Eschbach It was not sufficiently interested either to print the reply or, in fact, to receive it. Why, if this newspaper of doubt ful ownership is not a part of the Goodrich-McCray machine In Indi ana, should it fail to be ae courteous tea Democrat as to a Republican ?