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Fair toniht and Saturday. Little change in temperature. VOL. XXXIII. FRENZY SHAKES NEW SCENE OF BASEBALL PLAY Ohio Fans Wildly Excited as Teams Shift Title Series to Forest Ctiy. BROOKLYN HOLDS EDGE By JACK.VEIOCK, International X'ows Sports Editor. CLEVELAND. Oct. B.— With the ar rlTSTof the Indians and Dodgers hare to day to continue the world's series battle begun in Brooklyn last Tuesday, Cleve land's temperature went sky high. Already agog with excitement over the first championship team and the first world s series it ever ban had, the Forest City fairly throbbed with enthusiasm and expectation. The fact that the Indians have come ‘tome to fi'ht with their- backs to the wall against a team that has so far proved more than a match for them, de tracted nothing from the interest of For est City fans. The reserved seat sale for all four games scheduled here has kept the of ficials of the Cleveland Club busy for days. As was the case in Brooklyn, there Is not a resefved ticket of any kind to be bed today, when all is said and 4 on hundreds of fans will be disappointed. DODGERS TAKE FIELD WORK-OUT. The rival world’s series performers got g chance to rest up today, but Manager Robinson planned to pilot the members and the Dodgers out to League Fark this afternoon and give them a light work-out. Ttke members of the Indians scattered to their various homes on arrival here and •boot the only practice they will get before resuming play Saturday will tje “skull practice” with Manager Speaker. Despite the fact that the Dodgers have taken two of the three games, played to date and that Speaker's pitching staff has produced but one hurler who was abld to turn back the Dodgers, you can’t tell Cleveland fans that Uncle Wilbert’s boys are going to be the next world's champions. The fans here expect to sec the Tribe turn the tide, even up the coant and then forge to the front. Speaker Is expected to send Coveleskie ,*aek at the Dodgers tomorrow. The aplt-baller will have bad three days’ rest by that time and with the home crowd behind him he should be more of an (Continued on rage Sixteen.) MORGAN COUNTY IS FOR TAGGART Democratic Speakers Attract Large Crowd at Martins ville. Bv f?tcff Correspondent. MARTINSVILLE. Ind. O- B.— How eager the people of Morgan County are to hear the issues of the campaign dis cussed by Democratic speakers was sbowu clearly here last night uhen a ctvwd which overflowed the Maxice The ater patiently Waited thirty-five mii u**s for Thomas Taggart, Dimot tie candi date for United States Senator, and Evans Woollen, Indianapolis banker, to appear. It had been widely advertised that Mr. Taggart ftnrl Mr. Woollen would discuss the - principal issues, chiefly the League of Nations. Mr. Taggart discussed State and na tional issues and Mr. Woollen talk -d on the League ot Nations. Many Republicans were in the aud ience. "After thia demonstration I feel sure that Morgan County will give a goojl Democratic account, of Itself in Novem ber,” Mr. Taggart said. The county ordinarily !s among the doubtful districts but this time Demo cratic leaders stats, the majority of the (Continued on Page Twenty-two.) JURY FREES MAN IN BOOZE CASE Disregards Admissions Said to Have Been Made. The Introduction of evidence to show that Claude Toor, a barber. 15>4 South Capitol avenue, bought a half-pint of whisky from James W. Wiltshire, a pool room owqer, apparently was not consid ered conclusive proof to a Criminal Court Jury today that the prohibition law was violated as the Jury found Wiltshire- not guilty. According to thA record In the case, Toor, as the name was given, testified he bought a hair-pint of whisky from Wiltshire and after being followed by Officer Hudson threw away the bottle, which broke. —.*ji fOKOMO MAN, 89, ArTO VICTIM. OKOMO, Ind., Oct. B.—George G. Kapp, 89, is dead at the home of his only child, Mrs. A. P. Strayer, as the result of injuries received In an automobile acci dent Tuesday when he was'run down at a street -crossing. ft —n —— WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity fer the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Saturday, Oct. 9: Fair tonight and Sat urday; little change In temperature. HOI RUT TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 48 7 a. in 49 8 a. m S3 9 a. 58 10 a. 02 11 a. m 7 07 12 (noon) 07 1 p. m 71 League Book Free to Times Readers - The Daily Timea has made arrange ments to furnish copies of the League of Nations covenant to all readers free. Just fill out the attached coupon and send it, with a 2-cent stamp for postage, to our Information Bureau at Wash ington. (Be sure to write name and address plainly ) Frederic J. Haskin, Director. Indiana Dally Times Information Bnreau, Washington. D. C. . I enclose herewith 2 cents in stamps ■or return postage on a free copy of ■u League of Nations Covenant. ■treat ■ity Published at Indianapolis. Ind.. Dally Ex(*pt Sunday. Cox Says Senate Ring Plays For Complete Control of All Branches of Government EX ROUTE WITH GOVERNOR COX, PADUCAH, Kv., Oct. B. —Absolute con trol of the Supreme Court of the United States, of Congress and the presidency is the stake for which the senatorial oligarchy is playing. Governor James M. Cox charged "Xa his speech here today. Four Supreme Court judges are likely to be appointed during the next presi dential administration. Governor Cox pointed out, and insisted that “it would naturally follow” that Senator Harding, if elected, "would appoint reactionary members,” thus binding the country to reactifln “for the better part of a genera tion.” JUDICIAL BRANCH / CHANGES INFREQUENT. “It is a simple matter for the people to make a change in the executive and legislative branches of the Government,” the Governor continued, “but not in the Judicial. “As I see it, this is the real danger of a reactionary victory, next to the scrap ping of the League of Nations. “There are three branches of govern ment, the executive, the legislative and the judicial. “Throughout the years the Senate has M’CRAY COPS COUNTY’S RED CROSS CREDIT Sends Personal Check for Funds Collected and Thwarts Accounting. By Staff Correspondent. BROOK, Ind., Oct. 8. —Asa result of the refusal of Warren T. McCray, Re publican candidate for Governor, to co operate with the Newton County chapter of the American Red Cross, of which ha was vice president, the books of that chapter have never been audited, the financial affairs are Atill In a chaotic con dition end there is a tremendous amount of dissatisfaction among the members of the organization. The Inability of the chapter to fur nish a statement to the national orgionl zation has been a matter for considera tion by the director of the district and the present secretary has been assured thaf a special audit will be undertaken with a view to obtaining a definite knowl edge of the collection and disposition of the funds which were collected and tfans mitted under the direction of Mr. Mc- Cray. The Newton chapter raised approxi mately $7,190 to meet its quota of SO,OOO for the first Red Cross drive of the war. The chapter was never officially ac credited with k cajjt of this money. It has no record of having raised it or of having it contributed to the national organization. This lack of definite record of this sum is laljl directly to Mr. McCray’s action in refusing to m-stsis* thr.t had any obligation to report on the dls position of this fund. Let it be said in the beginning that no onp connected with the chapter ac cuses Mr. McCray of misusing a dollar of the Red Cross funds. Every member is satisfied that Mr. McCray collected this money and pf*'<l it over to the proper treasuries by his personal checks. Right there is where the only criticism arises. Members of the chapter who contrib uted declare that Mr. McCray insisted on taking advantage of the liberality of hi* Newton County neighbors to gain for himself credit for contributing all the money that was raised in the Red Cross drive and they say that even today there is no record that any one in Newton County, except Mr. McCray, ever gave a dollar to this quota. The Newton County chapter of the American Red Cross was organized at Kentlnnd May 15, 1917. It held a meeting at Brook June 14, •1917, at which an executive committee, which included McCray was authorized to "plan its own campaign and seled its own helpers” to raise the $6,000 quota assigned to the chapter. Approximately $7,400 was raised and the funds collected by Warren T. Mc- Cray. Instead of sending the money to the (Continued on Page Eleven.) v SOUTH BEND MAN HEADSBANKERS Support Promised in ‘Blue Sky* Law Enforcement. The following officers were elected at the closing session this morning at the Claypool Hotel of the twenty-fourth an nual convention of the Indiana Bankers’ Association: President, Charles L. Zlg ler, Sonth Bend; vice president, John A. Bhue, Marion; secretary. Andrew'Smith, Indianapolis; treasurer, Gustave Gram melspaeher, Jasper; member of the coun cil of a'dminlstration for three years, R. W. Akin, Sullivan. Andrew Smith has been secretary of the association since 1903. Among the resolutions adopted at this morning’s session was one that pledged strong support to the enforcement of the "blue sky” law passed by the special session of the Legislature, and contin ued : “And suggest that our efforts be continued In still further strengthening this measure by giving our support to future amendments making it more ef fective in the protection of the people of our State.” COOPERATION WITH FARMERS SUGGESTED. Another resolution adopted was as follows: “Be It Resolved, That the bank ers of Indiana are in hearty accord with the Farmers Federation and would sug gest that our officers for the ensuing year and the Officers of the Federation develop a hearty spirit of cooperation that should result in the greater agri cultural and financial development of our State." Rome C. Stephenson of South Bend was recommended to the members of the American Bankers’ Association for the position of second vice president, in a resolution that_was adopted, and another resolution adopted indorsed Senate bill No. 2903, commmiTy ’known as the Core bill, which provides "that robbery of a'Federal Reserve Bank or a member bank shall constitute a felony.” A big silver loving cup was presented to C. A. Dugan of Decatur, as chairman of Group One, which made the largest per cent of gain in membership of any of the State groups of the association during the past year. ' LOVING CUPS FOR ALL CHAIRMEN As each of the eight groups attair.ed a 100 per cnt membership during the year the chairman of each, in addition to Mr. Dugan, was presented with a small diver (Coattuned on Pwgw.F'imrteenO Entered aa Second Class Matter, July 15, I*l4, at Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act inarch S. 1879. trespassed on the authority of the House of Itepreseptatives. “The constitution provide* that all leg islation having to do with the raising of revenues shall be initiated in the House. “Yet there has probably not been a sin gle tariff measure in the last fifty years which was not changed in its every line after the enacting clause, once It reached the Senate. SUPREME COURT \ IS OBJECTIVE. “By the nomination of one of its own members as the reactionary candidate for the presidency, it now hr.s the opportu* nlty of annexing the executive depart ment. “If the senatorial ring should win the election it would, in addition to control lng the President, also possess the con stitutional right of confirmation of mem bers of tho Supreme Court appointed by the president. “Four members ft the court being now eligible for retirement, there will beyond doubt be at least four vacancies on this court within the next four years. "It will be seen at a glance that the Senatorial crowd is playing for big stakes, which are no more nor less than (Continued on Page Four.) LILY WHITE DEFEAT ASKED OF NEGRO VOTE Colored Leader Shows Way to Resent Insult to Race. Dr. James It. Norrell, former Repub lican candidate for tho nomination to the Legislature, has written a letter to the negro population of Indinnapolls regard ing the recent resignation of Mrs. I ,p ter 8. -Dent from the Republican advisory committee, in which ho soys" that the only way the negroes van rottent the in sult to their race in their treatment by the Republican organization is to help defeat the entire Republican ticket. The letter is as follow*: Editor, the Tim*— l uotlco in the Times it letter by Mrs. Peter 8. Dent, who has discovered the Insincerity and hy pocrisy of tho lily white boas Harry HeEiJriofeson. She i not the only on*, who will s?c and be lietween now and the election that the hunch now in control of The grand old party tn Marion County cares nothing, yes abso lutely nothing for' the negroes of thts county si ve and except to get their vote by all kinds of pre election promises. Mrs. Dpnt Is a refined and intelligent woman, a typical representative of the color-d women of Marlon County who were engaged in wur nnd other patri otic work imbued with a high sense of their duty-To the race, who desire that they get a fair and square deal such as other groups of voters reo ive. She has been convinced that the colored women have n**t bren treated (sir that they are discriminated againet end greatly humiliated by this wotild-bo lender and representative of the O. O. P.. vho is nothing more nor less than n ward politician of mediocre type, who can see nothing of merit, or to com mend tn t! • negro. His so-called efforts in their behalf" are mere camouflage, covering up his insincerity, as was clearly demonstrated in his advising the county commissioners tn repudiate their promise to appoint IV. E. Henderson as a justice of tho peace for Cen’er Township. As head of the party it must he assumed that he encouraged the pse or understood the methods used by the party politicians in counting out Charles Huuiner Wil liams and the writer when they were candidates for a place on the Republican ticket as representatives. The treatment or Mrs. Dent U humili ating to the negro race, add* Insult to the injuries that they have received.. Tho only way open to the negroes of Marion County to prevent a reoccurrence of such wantou and flagrant discrimination is for them to defeat the entire Republican county ticket at the polls tn November. This can only be done by the colored people rallying to the support of the independent Republican ticket. To the colored voters of Marion County, I desire to Say now that headquarters have been opened; literature is now being prepared by able writers, well acquainted with the conditions here. The day is at hand when the lily white boss, Jewett's man Friday, Joe Brovles and Rig .Tack will be given a decided setback, if not covered in defeat. The literature will be Interesting reading and worth deep study. IVe will make an appeal to the colored women of Marlon County, asking their help to rid this county of the designing influence and practices of the political bosses who have been high handed tyrants, and have despised the aid and counsel of the colored men of Marlou County. With their assistance we will throw off (he yoke of political bondage and secure for ourselves and loved ones ibe oppor tunities of better living conditions, bat ter chances for education and civil ad vancement. it is your duty to yourself and to your race that this effort and fight that 'we are tanking shall succeed. Make it a point to call at the headquar ters of the Independent Republican Party and let the workers know that you are in sympathy with them in this fight. Yours truly, JAMES K. NORREL, 51. D. Oct. 7, 1920. Cats Will Be Cats— ’Specially th’ Poles It's bad luck for a cat to cross your path. Five members of the police department ;admit this today. Sergt. Louis Johnson and Emergency Machine Driver Harry McGlenn were In ; the front seat of th? big police emergency automobile, while the rear sents of the ! car were occupied by Detective Golder, Motor Policemen Drinkut and Bernauer and a drunken prisoner. It was after midnight and the auto mobile was speeding along the boulevard , near the State fair grounds' returning to police headquarters after investigating an accident. Suddenly an animal darted from the side of the road, halted an Instant in the glare of the automobile headlights. “Hit it, Harry,” ordered Sergt. John son. / 'Harry did hit it and the next Instant five policemen were discussing the strength of a pole cat. The drunken prisoner seemed to awake from his dreams and said, ‘‘Smells like white mule, don’t it” Easily Terrified NEW YORK, Oct. B.—Michael Combs terrified Broadway by barking like a 1 <>’x. He explained be did It to clear bis throat. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1920. President Names Sunday, Nov . 14, “Armistice Day” WASHINGTON, Oet. B.— President Wilson today named Sunday, Nov. 14 a* “Armistice Sunday," to be ob served as u memorial day to the Americans who gave their lives in tho world war. With the proclamation the Prcsl ' dent Issued an executive order di recting that the United State# flag be displayed at half mast at 1 all mili tary posts, naval stations, vessels and buildings of the United States on that day. EACH PRECINCT EQUIPPED WITH VOTE MACHINE Election Board Plans Joint Use of Device and Old Printed Forms. Announcement was zmide today that the board of election commissioners had de termined that at least one voting ma chine will be placed in each voting pre cinct of the city and county on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 2. The election commissioners have a total of 182 voting machines to place In 177 precincts in the city and county. The total registration for the fall elec tion is 108,741, which la the largest In the history of the county. Each machine will register approxi mately 999 votes and in many precincts the registration runs far !h excess of the number which can be registered on the machines. Tho election commissioners, consisting of Jackson Carter and County Clerk Richard Ripe, both Republican members, and Woodburn Mssson ns the Democratic member, have decided that at least one voting machine will be placed In each vot ing precinct of the city and county and that a sufficient number of printed bal lots will be place-1 in each precinct to take care of those whose vote can not be registered os the nukiaM, PRINTED BALLOT B augment machines” "The Republican members of the board were of the orlniou that L.- bst method would be to double up the tna chincs.ln the heaviest plecincta aud put the AnstmUsn ballots in The entailer precincts, hut Mr. Mas-son did r.oi think that this was the proper way to handle the problem arid we have agreed to place a voting machine in each precinct, said County Clerk Woe Mr. K’fv* explained thst the election commissioners in arriving at the num ber of ballots approximately to be printed doubled the total of the Aral registration, and shewing 750 as a as.e maximum so the limit to vote on a ma chine, arrived st a basis for allowing a certain number of pfluted ballots for ea-h voting precinct*. Mr Ripe announces that voting ma cbinee and the printed ballot will be distributed on election day according to the following tentatively made schedule. First Ward of InflUnapoito-On* ma chine. First precinct; one machine end JVI yallots. Second? on* machine and 200 ballots. Third; one machine and 800 bal lots, fourth; one machine and 100 ballots, Fifth; one machine and 500 ballots, Sixth; one innetMne. Seventh; one machine and 700 ballots. Eighth; one machine and 500 ballots. Ninth; one machine and 600 b.il (Uontlnued on I’age Twenty-two.) $135,000 FIRE AT JEFFERSONVILLE American Car and Foundry Company Shops Are Destroyed. Special to The Times. JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Oct. 8 Hundreds of talking machine cabinets were destroyed anM damage estimated at $135,000 wa* caused by fire started by the | breaking of a light globe In a fume : filled room of the paint shop of the Araer i lean Car and Foundry Company’s plant here at noon today. GAS CONFERENCE SET FOR MONDAY Plan to Limit Consumption May Be Considered. | The conference on the gas situation of Indianapolis between the special city council committee, Corporation Counsel j Samuel Ashby, rep’re.Hentatlves of the Cit izens Gas Company and members of the public service commission will be held at (the Statehouse at 2:30 o'clock llouday afternoon, Gustav G. Schmidt, president of the council and chnlrman of the spe cial committee, announced today. Means of preventing further shortages of gas in homes ami of increasing the gas capacity of the plant to the point that both industrial and domestic con sumers may be adequately supplied, will be discussed. Since gas company officials state it will be practically impossible to in crease production this winter, the parties at the conference may give consideration to a plnn to limit consumption. Mr. Schmidt has stated that he favors the shutting off in times of emergency of gas to industrial plants which have been added to the company’s load within the pnst six months, in the order that they were added. * Statements of company officials made nt the board of works gns hearing a week ago that a gas rate of !M) cents per 1,000 cubic foot would be needed in order to give tlie company the financial stability necessary in thj sale of $2,500,000 worth of securities to pay for the proper im provements in the plant also will be re viewed. YOUTH IS SUICIDE AT HOME OF GIRL Vernon Robertson Dies After Taking Deadly Poison. After saying good bye to his sweet heart, Mlsp Florence Richards, 15, of ! 1401 North New Jersey street, Vernon j Robertson. 21, of 481 West South street, j stepped outside the girl’s home last night and drank poison. Then he returned to the honse and told the girl and her mother what be had done. They, believing he had been drinking, told him to go home. When he reached his homo he fell through the door, dead. Richards had returned from a theater with the girl and appeared to he In good spirits. Coroner Robinson said that death was due to a deadly poison and declared It was remarkable that the young man was able to go from the New Jersey street residence te his own home before he dted^ INDIANA COAL SITUATION IS - IN CONFUSION Dealers Refuse to Handle Hoo sier Fuel Under New Prices. OTHER MARKETS SOUGHT The coal situation in Indiana was more confused than ever today aa a result of the attempt of the Special Con! and Food Commission to fix prices. The outstanding developments appeared as follows: f Dealers bare ceased to handle In diana coal pendldg some legal ae tloh which will determine the au thority of tho commission to fix prices and to enforce It* orders. Bult# to determine the validity of tile action of the coal commission were belug prepared in many parts of the state. Dealers generally were talcing the, * attitude that -the order does not af fect contract 4*l which comprises 05 per cent of the coal mined, and were continuing to operate on this theory. The commission threatened to talcs drastic stOps to enforce Its orders. Jesse K, Eschbaoh, head of the commission, intimated he would take up the question of supplying coal to Indianapolis with Mayor Jewett if it could not be supplied through dealers. Dealer* operators and Jobbers gener ally are oppoalng life orders of the com mission and indicate they will go to any extent to bare them set aside. CALL IT "TEAPOT TEMPEST." There was another group of dealers who take the attitude, it la said, that the entire controversy is a “teiapeet in a tea ' pot,” because the orders of the commis sion under the law are not sufficiently far reaching to have any sertons effect on the coal business. They take the position that the orders affect only “free coal.’* that la coal which has not been contracted for, and, inas much a there Is very little of this coal to be had. there la nothing for them to worry about. These dealers plan to go ahead aa they have been doing and to contest only when the commission attempts to have lined for violating its orders. A feeling that the efforts of .he com mission may re-suit lti coal becoming more difficult to obtain appeared to bt general. ft was pointed out that, even though the commission might be able legally to fix prices It can possibly force oper ators to produce coal or dealers to han dle if. Many orgrators were planning to ship their coal outside of Indiana and in some ca*es It was reported that such shipments already had be-n started. This will necessitate an order <n the ■part of the commission to compel the operators to keep tbelr coal in the State. It appeared that inch an order ralrbt be Issued lh the very near future. Mr. Escbba-h’s statement, that he might back Mayor Jewett to cooperate tn seeing that the small consumers ob tain coal at the ‘commission’s prices, was made at a meeting of the Brother’ hood of Railway Conductors, the Broth erhood of Locomotive Firenien snd Etl glnemon and the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers at the Claypool Hotel. Mr. Eaohbach had been invited to speuk at the meeting and he took the oppor tunity to “explain” the action of the [commission. EHCHBICH EXPLAINS COMMISSION ORDER. Mr. Eschbneh explained the orders of the commission. He cited the case of two small com panies which have the same officers and stockholders, whose president had been paid $20,400 salary a year. The secretary was paid $7 800 nnd other officials In proportion, he said. Abnormal salaries can develop only from abnormal costs of coal, he declared, and he insisted the prices fixed by the 1 commission provide a fair price to oper ators, for the number of days their mines operate nnd for the amount of coal placed on the market. He told of another company capital ized at SIO,OOO that paid salaries to Its officers amounting to $24,000 and man aged to produce coal at $2.50 a ton in April. 1910, and in Mny produced eon at *2 26 a ton. ! Another firm which showed a deprecl ; atlon to the coal commission figured at I u high average on an investment of $64,000 managed to provide a net profit j of $2,700 in one month, he said. Before the operators, retailers and Job -1 Iters accept the price as made by the commission, Mr. Esehbach said it might be necessary to present to the public I the facts and figures the coal eonnnls (Contlnueil on Page Fourteen.) DEMOCRATIC VOTE ISACCOUNTED FOR Reginald Sullivan Says G. O. P. Is in Shadow. "The poll books show that the Demo cratic vote is registered and I am con fident that we have a larger registration than the Republican organization In Marlon County," said Reginald Sullivan, chairman of the Democratic county com mittee todrfy. “The Democrats made n special effort to register the women nnd I feel sure the fact that the Republicans fell down on the registration of women accounts for the low registration of votes in the county. "It certainly is not because the Demo crats have not registered their votes." Mr. Sullivan said the Democratic vote south of the elevated tracks is fully reg istered. In this district and In the business cllstrict-of the city there are practically no women to be registered, And here the Democrats scored heavily, he said. The women's Democratic organization directed tliclr efforts from the first reg istration day to Oct. 4, In an attempt to obtain a 100 per cent registration of wom en, and their efforts were rewarded with success, according to the poll and •regis tration books. No concentrated effort was made by the Republican women’s organization to get out their vote, he said, and quently the reg'slratlon returns fiuow a light woman's turnout. The greater percentage of the women's registration is that of Democratic wom en, he declared. Ah, Gee —Just Read j This Here , Willyg? SOUTH BEND, # Tnd., Oct. B.—Mov ing picture houses here promise to cooperate with educational author.'ties In combating truancy by refusing sale of tickets to children during school hour*, _ . __ . __ IBy Carrisr, Wsok. Indianapolis, 18c; Ela e#hsr, 12c. Subscription Ratos: (By ‘Mall. 50c Per Month; 16.80 Per Tear. To the Mothers Os Marion County riOU MOTHERS of little girls who have endeavored to rear your children with faith In the willingness and ability of the Sjtate to protect their lives and their persons against the criminally inclined de fectives whose presence in a community is a men ace, have entered poktics none too soon. Your influence for purity, for the protection of virtue, even of life, is sorely needed. Conditllwis that never should be tolerated In the body politic now exist and the men in whom the franchise has been vested appear powerless to right them. On you rapidly devolving the duty of making Indianapolis a safe place for your daughters to leave their homes unes corted. Time was in Indianapolis when even the most careful of mothers permitted their little girls to go to SCII9OI, to jun to the grocery, to visit their neighbors without a single fear that the great State of Indiana was unab'le to protect them from the hands of fiends who recognize no virtue. In Indianapolis, on Dec. 3, 1914, Roy Linkenfelter was con victed of attacking* a little girl and turned loose under a sus pended sentence. On Oct. 2, 1920, Roy Linkenfelter was tumedloose again, this time without even the formality of a trial. In the Interval he had attacked so many little girls that he admitted he “could not remember them all.” Yet, your prosecutor, the representative of the great State of Indiana, says “there was not sufficient evidence” to restrain this man. ’ The circumstances surrounding his release in a community that has suffered time and time again from his depredations mark the complete breakdown of the protection due your daughters from the State of Indiana. , As long as it is possible for a man to attack so many little girls that he can not remember them all, fall into' the hands of the law twice and both times escape without punishment or effectual restraint, your daughters are in danger of their lives. As long as the lack of proper law enforcement in a com munity Is tolerated to the extent that degenerates are per mitted to go unrestrained to repeat their crimes against little children the community is not a aafe one in which to rear your daughters. And that is what has happened in Marion County. Happdhed _so often, in fact, that those of us who have 3een compromises with crime day after day have come to these conclusions: ~On the women voters of Ma. ion County must rest the bur den of law enforcement The men have proved that they cannot keep thi3 community safe even for its little girls. TOO MUCH WORK, SO SET FIRE TO TALGE CONCERN’ Rufus Morgan Said to Have Told Police of $175,000 Blaze. Rufus Morgan, 85. 1240 Udell street, was arrested today on the charge of arson, after he admitted he had set fire to the Talge Mahogany Company, Thirteenth and Lewis streets, where he was em ployed as a ulght watchman for two weeks. Morgan confessed he had started a series of fires in the Talge Mahogany plant, b cause be thought he had too much work to do and should have been gives an assistant. One of the tires started a few nights ago was put out after causing a lose of 940.000, and this was la lets than an hour by another fire of ifu-endiary origin, which made a total loee of |175,000 to $200,000. Morgau said he was born In Lewis County, Ky. "On the night of Sept. 10 at midnight,” said Morgan,'“l pulled a box on the sec ond floor In the south dry ktlu and 1 set lire to some paper and then kicked the burning paper. Then 1 went to another part of the factorj. The sprinkling sys tem started to work and the tire de partment came. "STARTED EIRE IN KUILKR ROOM." "On Sept. 25 at 3 a. m., I started .\ fire )n the boiler room by sertlug fire to some paper and pushed that burning paper against some veneer. "I again set fire to the boiler room at 4 o’clock on that morning. "Ou Oct. 4 1 lighted a clgaret and opened the door and noticed some dry bark In the kiln and toliched the match to the bark and closed the door and then I weut to the warehouse n block and a-half away from where I started the Are. "On my return to the boiler room I no ticed a right smart blaze In the dry kiln where I started the fire and the railroad flagman came and asked me if I knew the building was on Are. I said, ‘ls that so?' "Then I went) to pull the fire box, but could not get to it, and I called head quarters by telephone. “After T had made my rounds at 3 a. pi. 1 went to the second floor, where I pulled Imix No. 1, and I noticed some papers, rags nnd scrap veneer, and I touched a match to the pile, and then I went and pulled box No. 3, nnd came back and the blaze was going to the top of the building. "TO CUT OFF SPRINKLERS." "I went to cut off the sprinkling sys tem, but It was too warm and 1 could not get to it. I went to the boiler room (Continued on Page Fourteen.) WIFE’S BODY KEPT SINCE JFEBRU ARY Nomadic , Showman Carries Corpse in Wanderings. Special to The Times. VINCENNES, Ind., Oct. 8. Frank Gillenwaters, a traveling showman, lias deposited at the Gardner vault here the bo.dy of n dead woman, staid to be that of Rose Gillenwaters, his wife, who died Feb. 3 at Wichita, Kas. Gillenwaters says he is en route to Bouth Bend, where he expect* te bury the body. The woman was 38 at the time of her death and the husband is said to have carried the body with him In a basket until he was forced to pur chase a casket. Richard McOlenry of Bellalre, Ohio. n_/isitor in the city, states that he saw Gillenwaters and the body qf the dead woman at Sprlngiield, Md., Walnut Ridge, A?*., Jonesboro, Ark,, •and Cairo, IIL i LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPT / ' \ BOY SHOT NEGRO WHO DREW KNIFE Surrenders to Police and Tells How Trouble Started. William Harry Roberts. 19, of 3061 North Illinois street, is in Jell today charged with murder following the shoot ing of a negro at Illinois and Walnut streets yesterday afternoon. Roberts, who is a son of W. H. Rob- I erts. proprietor of a commission house on Bouth Delaware Street, appeared at headquarters and asked for Detective | O'Donnell. I He was told that O'Donnell was not ! In and he deft, but he reappeared several | times, asking for O’Donnell. After he lisd been toM several times I that O'Donnell kvas out working on a i cnao the boy broke down and told the deskman he was the s.ayer of the negro. The negro was Edward Ivory, 714 Mus kingum street. In a statement to detectives Roberts safd he had boarded the car to •f’o home and that he was in an extremely bad humor because he bad unwitting caused ; the arest of a girl friend who was ae i cused of stealing. He said he was Jostled by the negro land they started to quarrel. He said the negro called him vile names and dared him to get off the car and fight. Roberts said that both he and the negro stepped from car at Walnut street and that the negro drew a knife. Roberts said he drew a revolver and flptd one shot, nnd then ran. The bullet struck Ivory near the heart. He turned and ran across Illinois lotrect, falling on the sidewalk. I Putting the revolver bark in his pocket I Roberts walked south on Illinois street ; to Emmet 6treet and turned west, Alice Rush, negro, 112 Emmet street 1 said Roberts ran through her yard and climbed over a rear, fence. The open knife was still In Ivory’s I hand when the police found him. j Newark Shaken by Two Blasts NEWARK'. N. J., Oet. B.—Two mys tery blasts which rattled windows in Newark today were believed to have been explosions In a nearby quarry. The detonations caused much ex citement because of the many powder plants in New .Jersey. Authorities found no reports of ac cidental explosions. Bandits Nab $4,000 at Point of Pistols CHICAGO, Oct. 8. —Chicago's long \Jst of pay roll and messenger robberies was increased today when two bandits, leap ing from a mud-spattered automobile, put revolvers to the head of Frank Novak nnd took from him $3,000 In checks and |sl,ooo in currency. | The robbery occurred in view of pass ling crowds at West Thirty-First street l and South Ashland avenue, on the South i Side. j Novak was en route to a bank from a Inearby manufacturing plant. The bandits escaped. Harding’s Pact Stand Is ‘German Victory’ WASHINGTON, Oct. B.—“lt Is a great German victory," said Secretary to the President Joseph Tumulty, today In com menting on Senator Harding’s statement in Nebraska, that he is in favor of the rejection of the League of Nations treaty. TIOOSIER FILES $8,900 SUIT. KOKOMO, Ind., Oct. per manenf. injuries as the result of the fall of a trap door landing to thfc cellar ot the homo- out of which she was moving, left open by employe* of the def*ndantr Bertha Hamilton 1* suing the Koi.asao. Fuel Company Aw $3,900. NO. 129. MANY DEMAND LINKENFELTER INVESTIGATION Assailant of Little Girls, Freed by Grand Jury, Called Menace. MAY r QUIZ PROSECUTOR Public indignation over the release without trial of Roy - Linkenfelter, confessed assailant of so many little girls he “could not remember them all,” today forced Prosecutor Claris Adams to announce that he would conduct a personal Investigation of the affair ancf gave promise of forc ing an investigation of the prose cutor’s office itself. Linkenfelter, who obtained one suspended sentence follownijj; an at tack on a little girl, was caught at tacking another last August and con fessed he IjAd assailed so many little girls he could not remember them all> ‘ ’ In spite of his confession he was recommended for discharge by the members of the Marion county grand Jury, to whom the prosecutor’s office failed to present evidence it might easily have obtained against Linked* felter. GRAND JUROR BLAISES PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE. John P. Hollenbeck, 1115 North Tempi# avenue, a member of the grand Jury, as serts that the pr- seculor a office failed to prerent evidence against Linkenfelter'to Justify bringing: Linken felter to trial. This failure of the prosecutor Is the snbject of ranch comment in Indiarv apolls today attorneys suggest that the grand jury ought to be in structed to her representatives of the prosecutor and conduct an Investiga tion as to why the prosecutor’s office failed to make an attempt to Indict Linkenfelter. The failure of the prosecutor's offic* to do its duty in this case is so sim ilar to its failure to guard the sanctity of the grand Jury room in the case of Harry Parsons, confessed auto fence, that It is attracting considerable attention. Charles IV. Rollinson, attomey'for Par sons, was permitted to examine three wit nesses before a previous grand Jury In the defense of his client and thereafter a faulty indictment was returned agafnet Farsons. MANY DEMAND INQUIRY INTO "LEGAL MACHINERY." These two Instances In which con fessed law violators have benefited by the failures of the prosecutor’s office have given rise to rumors that an inves tigation of the prosecutor's office itself la a very desirable thing. The members of the grand jury are fully empowered to investigate the con duct of the prosecutor, his deputies, Claude Worley, the “Investigator,” and the conduct of several lawyers whose re markable success in defending criminals whose cases go before the grand Jury, have been the subject of repeated com ment recently. If they desired, the grand Jurors could bar those connected with the prosecu tor’s office and conduct their own invea tigatlons. The members of the present grand jury, who are not chargeable with any other fault than too great faith in the prosecu tor's office, are, besides Mr. Hollenbeck, Bennet Ellering, 1535 Churchman avenue; August Dreyer, 1805 South Meridian street; John A. Miller, R. R. G., Bix 34; W. H. Dooley, ' 729 Roache street, and Christian Martin, Five Points. "ASSISTANCE” OF ADAMS \ NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY. The public demand that these men ascertain why Linkenfelter was handled so leniently by the prosecutor*} office is equally as great as the demand that they reopen the Linkenfelter case, and no pacticnlar significance is attached to the adnouncement of Mr. Adams that he will “assist" Ralph Jones, grand Jury deputy, in a reinvestigation. In fact it has been said that the miscarriage of justice in the Linken felter case was due more To the in fluence of Mr. Adams and Claude Worley, the Investigator, than to the lack of desire- on the part of Deputy Jones to do bis duty. The Rev. H. O. Kisner, 2610 Roosevelt nvenue, who says he Linken felter on Aug. 13 with an 8-year-old girl in the vicinity of Hazel street and Roosevelt avenue, and was responsible, f<sv the man's arrrest, was not sum moned by Prosecutor Ralph Jones to testify before the grand Jury. The appearance of other witnesses be fore the grand Jnry and the failure of Deputy Prosecutor Jones to summon the principal witness in the case resulted in the grand jury recommending last Sat urday that Linkenfelter be released from Jail and further prosecution because of insufficient evidence. The Rev. ; Mr. Kisner, when informed of the action of the grand Jury in recom mending that Linkenfelter be released from Jain- expressed surprise, and then asked why he was not called as a wit ness. • The Rev. Mr. Kisner called at the courthouse yesterday afternoon for the purpose of demanding be heard as a witness in the case. "I asked for Mr. Jones and was in formed that he was out.” he said, “and I then called upon Judge James Collins of the Criminal Court and he stated he knew nothing about the grand ,Jary investigation except that a return wat made recommending LinkenfeltePs dW charge from custody. “The court told me to see Mr. Jones and Friday morning.” explained her. Mr. Kisner. “The court showed me the previous record on Linkenfelter." Last night Investigator Claude Worley, called the Rev. Mr. Klener to appear (Continued on l’age Two.) SERVICE The of the Indiana Dally Times for service to the baseball enthusiasts of Indianapolis in the quick delivery to them of the full story of the Cleveland-Urooklyn world series in Brooklyif Is really remarkable. Extras containing the story and box score of the first game were sold at the News office seven minutes be fore the News extra reached the reet. The same record was made in the extras on the second game. < Extras containing the story and box score of the third rume reached the front door of the News building ELEVEN minutes before the News extra appeared.