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Unsettled tonight and Friday. Probably
showers. Cooler Friday.
vol. xxxra.
Prospect of Empty Coal Bins
at First Cold Snap Faces
Entire State.
Hundreds of Indiana homes are fac
ing the prospect of empty coal bins j
This became known when it was ad
mitted by Indianapolis coal operators
that coal dealers of Elkhart, Hope, South
Bend, . Berne, Columbus, Salem, Peru,
Delphi and other cities and towns of the
State are now without coal and are ask
ing the operators to supply them.
The reasons advanced for this condl- i
are •
That there Is not a ton of Indiana coal
on the State market at the price fixed
by the Goodrich coal commission.
That Indiana coal is being diverted to
other markets outside of the State.
That the retailers refuse to buy In
diana coal at the price fixed and mar
gin allowed for handling the coal.
That many contracts for Eastern coal
have expired and are not being renewed
because of the uncertain condition of the
market caused by the actions and
“threats” of tbo State Coal Commis
That the retailers cannot pay the
price for spot coal as fixed by the com
mission and compete with outside mar
That the Jobbers claim It Is impos
sible to handle coal at $8 to $9 on basis
of a 15-ceni margin as fixed by the com
That the jobbers In Illinois and In
diana, who are the trade links in the
distribution of Eastern coal in this state,
are diverting the coal to other markets,
except contract coal.
That the operators are filling their
contracts in Indiana at contract prices
despite the orders of the commission.
Inquiries and requests for coal ship
ments by Indiana retailers of the oper
ators casts a shadow of warning and in
dicates that the situation will become
acnte and probably critical with a
change In the weather.
In considering the situation of too re
tailer, the most serious problem he has
to face is the expiration of many con
tracts for Eastern coal and the failure
to renew the contracts for Eastern coal.
The seriousness of this situation is
Increased by the fact that the Interstate
Commerce Commission is taking approxi
mately 20 per cent of the Eastern coal
for public utilities In the Eastern states.
The retailers claim 'that they can not
afford to pay the spot coal price fixed
by the comnr'ssion and compete with the
New England, the Northern markets and
the export trade competition.
It is explained that the retailers would
be willing to handle coal at tne price
fixed by the commission and at the mar
gin of $2.25 for handling it, but that it is
a financial impossibllty to handio Eastern
. coal at $8.50 and $9 on a margn of $2.25.
[ The position of the jobber is that be
kcan’t handle Eastern coal at a price of
Jfrom $5 to §9 on a margin of 15 cents a
~ The Jobber, consequently. Is diverting
the Eastern coal, except contract coal, to
markets in other States.
The operators claim that they continue
to fill contracts for spot coni while “the
(Continued on Page Two.)
Booze Trust Expose
Is Looked for Today
CHICAGO, Oct. 14.—The expose of a
reputed whisky trust operating In every
Khig city between Chicago and New York
and In several Western cities was ex
pected to be made to a Federal grand
jury here today.
William Sadler, New York stock bro
ker, said to be onp of the principals
In the operation of the trust, has con
fessed, according to Federal officials, and
will testify before the grand Jury today.
Distilleries in St. Louis and Louis
ville were expected to be named.
An embargo on all shipments of whisky
Into Illinois for any purpose was declared
today by Kalph W. Stone, State prohibi
tion agent.
PERTH AMBOY, N. J., Oct. 14.
Modification of the prohibition law so
as to permit the use of beer and light
wines was recommended In a resolution
adopted today by Perth Amboy physi
cians by a vote of 35 to 5.
The physicians said that home Brew
ing was increasing drinking among
women and children.
Copies of the resolutions were ordered
to all New Jersey candidates for Con
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. in.,
Friday, Oet. 15: Unsettled weather to
night and Friday; probably showers;
fi a. m 59
7 a. m 59
8 a. m tttj
0 a. m 70
10 a. m _ 75
11 a. m 77
12 (noon) 79
1 p. m 81
2 p. m 81
Are Your
Children Well?
Malnntrl'lon leads to disease.
Bad teeth put poison Into the blood.
Adenoids may prevent proper breath
"The School Child's Ilealth,’’ a bulletin
prepared by the Red Cross, is being dis
tributed free by the Washington In
formation Bureau of The Daily Times.
This booklet tolls you how to test your
children and what to do If their physical
condition is not up to standard.
(In filling out the coupon print name
and address or be sure to write plainly.)
Frederic J. Haskln, Director,
Indiana Daily Times
Information Bureau,
Washington. D. C.
"I enclose herewith 2 cents in
stamps for return postage on a free
icopy of the booklet, "The School
Child’s nealtli.
City <
State *
Published at Indianapolis,
Ind.. Dally Except Sunday.
Davis Denounces Adams’
Practice of Fee-Grabbing
in Remote J. of P. Courts
Charging that Prosecutor Claris Adams continues to profit by prose
cution of citizens on trifling charges In a remote justice of the peace court,
Paul G. Davis, Democratic candidate for prosecutor, issued a statement to
day denouncing the practice.
He recited a number of specific instances, showing how $5 fees were
obtained for the prosecutor the earlier part of this week and points out
that the proceedings were not conducted in accordance with the statue
governing such cases.
The statement follows:
The Republican prosecuting attor
ney continues to profit by a lot of
prosecutions in our remote justice of
the peace courts against the citizens
of Indianapolis for the most trilling
offenses. These prosecutions are In
stituted by the fee-grabbing consta
bles, not for the purpose of enforc
ing the law, but for the purpose of
enriching the Justices
of the peace and the prosecuting at
Last Sunday a number of Indian
apolis residents were arrested by
these human parasites for violating
the Sunday selling law, and Instead
of being taken before some justice
of the peace in Indianapolis they
were required to appear before Squire
Rainey In Irvington to answer to
these charges.
Albert A. Huber, 832 Massachusetts
avenue. was arrested by one of these
constables on Sunday for selling 7
cpnts’ worth of kitchen cleanser and
10 cents' worth of beans to a little
boy who had been sent Into his store
to make the purchases by the con
He was, yesterday, compelled to
pay $12.50 to Squire Rainey. $5 of
which is the prosecutor's fee.
Wilbur Small, 839 Ft. Wayne ave
nue, was arrested Sunday upon the
same charge, for spiling a 15-cent
handkerchief and, yesterday, paid
$12.50 for the offense to Squire
Rainey, $5 of which is the prose
cutor’s fee.
Perry Misner, 810 Ft. Wayne sye
nite, was arrested at the same time
for selling 5 cents worth of matches
and 10 cents worth of lemon cakes
and he. yesterday, paid $12.50 to
Squire Rainey, $3 of which is the
prosecutor’s fee.
Another man, John I.anghlln, was
arrested for selling 15 cents worth of
beans and, with much difficulty, ob
tained a continuance of his case
until today.
Mr. C. Schleslng, 837 Ft. Wayne
No Money to Loan to Help
Hold for High Prices,
He Declares.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—Secretary of
tile Treasury Houston today rejected toe
demands of the farmers tor a revival of
the war finance corporation to finance
export of American farm products
Houston also reiterated to the farmers
that the Treasury has no money to lend
to persons who may wish to hold their
products for higher price*.
Demands for Government aid In financ
ing marketing of crops, to save farmers
from being ruined by falling prices, were
put directly to Secretary Houston by
farmers in national conference here.
“Wo shall insist also that the secre
tary of treasury desist from making pub
lic statements that prices are falling,”
said Charles S. Barrett, president of the
national board of thirty farm organiza
tions which convened the conference.
“Farmers are not asking special privi
leges; we are asking merely that the
Government, through the treasury or the
Federal Reserve Bank, make it possible
for us to obtain loans from banks vitally
“Bankers fear to loan money on crops
because of the danger of falling prices.
“This is a state of mind resulting from
statements and predictions by Govern
ment officials that prices are falling.
The farm officials today also planned
to confer with Secretary of Agrlcultura
Meredith. *
CHICAGO, Oct. 14—That prices of
necessities will soar to new high figures
in case favorable Government action Is
taken on demands of farmers In Wash
ing for lowering of the Federal Re
serve Board rediscount rate and expan
sion of credit was the prediction of
grain men here today.
“If the Government acts favorably on
the farmers' demands it will mean high
prices again,” said Howard Jackson, a
member of a grain firm.
“The result would be disastrous. It
would check the present price decline.
“What farmers are after Is to get
the Government to fix a price for wheat.
“If this happened prices would rise
and the radical movement throughout
thfe country would grow in strength as
a result.”
That farmers are losing money was
admitted by grain experts.
This they said, was due to the large
corn crop which caused prices to drop
below cost of production.
Armed Dry Agents to
Search Italian Ship
NEW YORK,- Oct. 14.—Twelve armed
United States coast guards and eight
armed customs Inspectors were ordered
aboard the Italian liner Dante Aligherl
here today to search for contraband
liquor and drugs.
Members of the crew had openly de
fied customs agents and threatened to
throw them off the ship If they attempted
to search It.
The Italian liner arrived here last
At that time officials received a tip that
several thousand dollars worth of liquor
was aboard.
A quantity of liquor was seized from
refuse cans on the pier, where it had
been concealed.
Sets Oct. 24 for Study
of League of Nations
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okln., Oct. 14.
It was announced at the office of Gover
nor Robertson today that be would issue
a proclamation making Oct. 24 League of
Nations day in Oklahoma, calling ou the
people to take that day for study of the
Greek King Is Worse
PARIS, Oct. 14.—Alarm over King
Alexander’s condition is felt In Greece,
according to Le Matin.
The king, suffering from the (Sfects
of a monkery bite, was said to befi'ow
iag worse rapidly. M
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Postoffice. Indianapolis. Ind.. under act March 3. 1879.
But They Turn Out to B >
Hugh Smock. Oaklandon, Ind.. used
poor Judgment when he tried to ''pick
up" two policewomen on the street
and offend them a drink of "mule."
Accordln gto Policewomen Duolus
and Rupert, Smock "made eyes at
them," and after a brief conversation
offered them some “mnie" and a joy
ride in ht machine.
The women said they talked to him
until the arrival of a policeman, who
arrested him for operating a “blind
tiger" and for offending persons on
the street.
10 Hurt, 40 Escape
When Tank Explodes
CHICAGO, Oct. 14. —Ten persona were
overcome when an ammonia tank burst
at the plant of Fushmnn &. Forrester here
Forty others working In the building
escaped injury.
Man Gets 35 Years
for Killing’ Editor
GALLATIN, Mo., Oct. 14.—Hugh Tar
water today was found guilty of murder
In the second degree for the killing of
Wesley Robertson, Gallatin editor.
The Jury fixed his sentence at thirty
five years Imprisonment.
The murder was tho outgrowth of
political differences.
$4,000 Robbery Just
Like Movie Action
CHICAGO, Oct. 14.—Two youths early
today Jumped on the running board of
an automobile taking the wives of six
wealthy Chicago manufacturers hoauo
from a card game, forced the driver to
run the car to a park near by and robbed
the women of Jewelry and cash valued at
$4,000. *
Democrats Will Talk
at 5 Local Meetings
The following Democratic meetings
will be held in Indianapolis tonight:
K. of P. Hail, 523 North BclJevjew
avenue, John W. Iloltzman and Julia
First ward headquarters, Oren S. Hark.
At 440 East Tenth street, ITenry N.
Lawrence, Ind., Frederick VanNuys
and Mrs. Martha Mnrson.
McCarty street and Capitol avenue, Ju
lia Landers.
The following compilations show the increases in taxes which the
citizens of Marion County will be compelled to pay under the present Re
publican administration.
These examples are taken at random from the tax duplicate and arc
indicative of the tremendous burden of taxation that follows the extrava
gance and waste of the “good government” administration.
Payable! [Payable!
1018. 1919. [ 1019. 1920. J 921
Name and description. value. tax. | value. | tax. | tax.
Fred A., Cars D. & Edwin F. Hemp. '
S. E. VI, 19-10-4, 8 08-100 acres $1,450 $38.80 $3,C00 $57.00 $8712
Fred A. & Edwin F. Ilemp. S. W. Vi.
20-16-4, 7Vi acres 1,200 32.10 4,800 76.80 11010
Abigal Hart, 3 block, 3 Emerson Heights. 200 5.36 WO 13.44 “(133
Joel Hartings, 18 McKinley Place 200 5.30 480 7.08 nA2
Lawrence Haugh. 15 blk., 0 Tuxedo Park. 220 8.58 780 12.48 ISB§
Win. P. Herron, 22 Armstrong I’ark i 350 9.28 J 0(H) | 10.50 15 98
Peter A Anna Hinz. 4 hlk 25 Beatty's 1 350 I 9.3S 000 j 10.50 mps
Geo. &B. D. Hollins, 80 Clark & Osgood..) 430 ! 11.5” 840 | 13,44 ”0 33
Geo., H. F. & Mary A. House, 23 blk.. 4 ) |
Flemings P 500 | 13.40 ] IS.OO j 28.80 | 43.50
Nettie C. House. 227 Osgood's Forest I
Park addition j 1,400 j 37.52 j 24.00 < 38.40 | 58,0s
Error corrected- -
In the table published In The Times Wednesday, the following examples were
erroneously made to show that the taxes son 1921 are less than the taxes for 1920,
an error that was obvious under the Goodrich administration:
J. & J. Joseph, 21.6 ft. of I I I
lot 10, square 57 1 43,000.00 I 1,152.40 j 90,580.00 1,442.88 2,182.36
V. T. Malott.lt. 84 Wash- 1 | |
lngtou park f 9,100.00 ) 243 83- 19,200.00 , 307.20 464.0*
avenue, was arrested for selling a
Squire Rainey told him that it was
not unlawful to sell a piece of pio
on Sunday, but that it was unlawful
to sell a whole rde.
Our provide that a eon
sable shall “take forthwith before
the nearest justice all who violate
the law in his presence and there
charge them with such violation on
oath." (Burns R S. 1914, sec. 9549).
Can any fair-minded citizen be
lieve that these men were arrested
and compelled to appear before a
Justice of the peace In Irvington, be
cause of any honest purpose upon
the part of anybody to enforce tho
I condemn the constables for com
pelling these men to go to this re
mote court, the prosecutor for per
mitting the prosecutions to be car
ried on and the justice of the peace
for taking this money from these
The Republican prosecutor of Ma
rlon County was unable to bring suf
ficient evidence before the Marion
County grand jury to indict Roy
Llnkeufelter, who admitted assault
ing so many little girls that he can
not remember them, and who was
Identified hy seven or eight of these
little girls when they were with
their mothers, but he can see nothing
wrong in collecting a $5 fee from a
man who sells 7 cents worth of
kitchen cleanser, 5 cents worth of
matches or a 15-cent handkerchief on
Sunday, and Is compelled to go
from Ft. Wayne avenue to l-vlngton
to have a hearing.
I am in favor of enforcing the
Sunday closing law, but 1 am unal
terably opposed to prosecutions, tbo
only purpose of which Is to collect
fees, and these remote Justice of the
Peace Courts havo for years encour
aged this practice.
If 1 am elected prosecuting attor
ney 1 will not tolerate It.
Times Receives Letters Urging
Strict Investigation of
Condemnation of the Inefficiency and j
neglect of duty that resulted in the re- i
lease of Roy Llngenfelter after he eon- !
fessed that he had assaulted more little j
girls than he could remember, continues, j
with the usual failure to move the "good j
government" administration to action.
Personal calls on the office- of Prose
cutor Adams from prominent business
men and the fathers of little girls have :
so far failed to elicit any more definite j
information from the officials than was |
contained in the statement of the grand
jurors that the “evidence adduced did
not support the facts" as they were sei
forth in The Times.
Letters from indignant parents received
by the Times disclose not only did Lin
genfelter confess in the presence of the
police and reporters attacking Kttle glrli,
but he also admitted his attacks.
One letter received from a father and
a soldier demands to know whether it is
true that Llngenfelter Is a near relative
of “one of the prominent members of the
Jewett administration."
This man says IJngenfelter's conduct
"reminds me of the Huns I met overseas
and his arrogant boasts that he attacked
so many little girls that ho could not
remember them all is characteristic of J
the Hun."
This man says: •
It is time for definite action and some- I
thing should be done to purge our fair
city of degenerates of this type.
The men who will defend such actions
are Jut n9 guilty as Llngenfelter.
Go ufter some of the crooked politicians
(Continued on Page Five.)
County Board Threatens to
Stop McAlpin Work
Demand wa* made today by the Marlon
County hoard of commissioners that the
Inspector supervising the work on the Mc-
Alpin road be removed by the State high
way commission or the commissioners will
be compelled to close down the work un
til the mutter is adjusted.
County Engineer J. J. Griffith reported
! to the county commissioners that the in
spect, >r on the McAlptn road Improvement
Job was not enforcing tho provisions of
! the specifications.
The commissioners sent the following
| letter to Director L. II Wright of tue
I Slate highway commission:
"The County Engineer, Mr. J. J.
Griffith, reported to the board of Marlon
County commissioners this ranrnlug that
he has inspected tho progress of the
work on the McAlpin road, bet'.Si known
as the Sbt-lbyville road. The contractor
[on this road is Mr M Hapirle.
"His report is as follows; The sped
fixations for the construction of this road
are not being complied with. That the
grade was too high and that he had a
j contractor remove twenty-six (2(1) lineal
feet of finished pavement, for the reason
! that the uniform thickness was only five
| (5) Inches, specifications for same call
i (oT lx (d,i inches at burum and eight
; 18) Inches at center, alsi contractor was
not using required amount of reinforced
i iron.
"Ho reported that he consulted the In
spector on the Job, a; king why the
: specifications we re not enforced as to
| kind and amount of material used and
l the Inspector refused to give any lnfor
, rnatlon.
"The board respeetifully asks you to
i make an Investigation of the facts and
| remove this inspector at once, or It will
lie necessary for this board to close down
| the work until this matter Is adjusted."
Ruth Creuger Murder
Trial Begins Oct. 25
NEW YORK. Oct. 14 -District At
} torney Swann has been notified by the
| State Department at Washington that
! the trial of Alfredo Goochi. for the
i murder of Ruth (Totigcr in New York
City In 1917, will begin at Bologna,
, Italy, Oct. 25.
; Swann has dispatched Owen W. Bohan,
i a detective, to Italy to present the case.
The Indictment charges as
saulted the girl and then killed her,
. burying her body in Ids cellar.
U. S. Will Be Absent at
First League Session
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—The United
States will be without n representative at
j the first full meeting of the League of
i Nations called at Geneva for November,
!it was said hero today. Whllo President
| Wilson will issue the call as an official of
| the league, tills country has not ratified
j the treaty and is not entitled to a repre
j sentatlve.
King Receives German
LONDON, Oct. 14 Dr. St. Ilnnißr.
I German ambassador to Great Britain,
i was received i-n audience today by King
j George for the first time. /
I This is the first time a German diplo
matic envoy has been received by the
British king since 1914.
Says Tax Reforms -
Will Be Secondary
to Treaty Scrapping
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.—The White
House today issued a statement, pre
pared by Senator Glass of Virginia,
predicting that there will ks no re
vision of taxes at the next session of
Congress or the proposed special ses
sion to follow' If the Republicans aro
elected, but declaring that the pro
posed session will be devoted to
scrapping the I<eague of Nations,” and
Inducing the forty-one nations now
In the league to join Mr. Harding,
the junkers, the Sultan of Turkey
and Lenine and Trotzky In their
“association of nations.”
The statement was issued In reply
to a statement .from Senator Penrose
predicting reduction of taxes If Re
publicans are elected.
Outcome Hinges on Whether
Socialist-Labor Party Can
File Ticket.
Not a voting machine will be used In
the election in Marion County u. the
Socialist-Labor party succeeds in filing
a ticket, it was Indicated today.
With the proposed Socialist-Labor
ticket there would be eight tickets In the
field in Marlon County, which would be
more than the voting machines can carry
and which would necessitate the use of
Australian ballots exclusively.
The State board of election commis
sioners was to meet at the Statehouse this
afternoon to determine the legality of the
petition of the Socialist-Labor party that
its ticket be placed In the Held.
Every name on the petition is certified
by a notary public.
Considerable confusion Is expected to
result if the commissioners decide to ac
cept the petition of the eighth party.
The petition was filed by Herbert
Thomas, I’eter -O. Miller, August Stehr,
Alexander ISurkhurdt and Joseph Mata,
members of tho executive board of tho
1 ho acceptance cf the petition will ne
cessitate the destruction of n large num
ber of ballots already printed and will
require tho printing of many more than
ans cipated.
The financial loss from tho acceptance
of the petition would bo In tho neighbor
hood of *IOOOO. it was said.
"Tho Soclal'at-Labor party will be the
last to file and the county election board
Is of the opinion that tho first seven
parties filing candidates should remain
on the machine and the last party filing
he placed on the ballots." K.chard V.
Slpe, "county clerk, and member of the
county board of election commissioners,
"The State board has not ruled on the
question and thin board is waiting the
deola on." he sold.
Among the flrri seven parties to file,
according t * Mr. Sipo, nr- the Republican,
the Democratic, Prohibition. Single Tax.
with only two candidates on the ticket:
Socialist, Farmer Labor and the inde
pendent Republican.
If tha Socialist Ivabor party should re
sort to Injunction proceedings to compel
(Continued on Pngs Two.)
Will Speak at Tomlinson Hall
—Committees Announced.
William G. McAdoo, former secretary
of tho treasury and ’former director gen
eral of the railroads, will make one n(
the Important addresses of the campaign
at Tomlinson Hall tit 4 o'clock Satunlny
nftefiooon tinder the auspices of tho
Indiana Democratic Club, as well ns
of both the State and county Democratic
Mr. McAdoo win arrive at 3 p. in.
from I.ogansport. Ind., Saturday and,
after completing his Tomlinson Hall ad
dress, will leave for Frankfort, Ind.,
where ho will speak Saturday night.
*Klkhart, South Bend and La t’orte,
Ind., will be visited by Mr. McAdoo Fri
day and the Saturday schedule Includes
addresses at I.ogansport and I’eru.
Reginald Sullivan, Democratic county
chairman, will be temporary chairman of
tic meeting at Tomlinson hall, and for
mer Governor Samuel Ralston will be per
manent chairman.
Short addresses will l>e made by Henry
Spann, Democratic candidate for Congress
from the Seventh district, and by Thomas
Taggart, Democratic candidate for United
States Senator.
Woodburu Masson, chairman of the
general committee on arrangements, to
day announced the following committees
for tlio McAdoo meeting Saturday:
General Committee on Arrangement*
Wood burn Masson, chairman; George C
Spiegel, secretary.
Reception Committee John K. Hoilctt,
chairman. Thomas Taggart, llcnrv N T ’
Spaan, John 11. Holliday, Samuel M
Ralston, K. s. Thomas, Dick Miller, Fred
Iloke, Joseph K. Bell. .1. E. Wood, Evans
Woollen. Charles ,T. Murphy, Burt New,
Joint w. iloltzman, R. H. Sullivan.
Hall Committee -John E. Spiegel
chairman; Bowman Elder, Mark is’
Archer, Walter Clarke, John W. Friday’
Kenneth K. Woolllng, George IMttler,
F. E. McCarthy, Dr. A. W. Miller, E H
Stewart, Adolph G. Emhardt, diaries C
Morgan. William I<\ Klsaell.
Publicity Committee Clyde K. Baker,
chairman: Edward P. Barry, Clarence E.
Merrell, J. 11. Lederer, Leo K. Smith.
Hotel Prowler Robs
Two Opera Singers
Harry Raschlo and James Johnson. Chi
cago, who are stopping at the Hotel Eng
lish, reported to poKee headquarters that
someone entered their room last night,
and stole $32 in money and a watch be
longing to Raschlo and S2B in money be
longing to Johnson.
Raschlo and Johnson are members of
an opera company at a local theater this
Find Dynamite Cache
NEW YORK, Oct. 14. —Baltimore &
Ohio It. R. Cos. detectives reported today
that 500 sticks of dynamite had been
found on “Buckwheat” Island, a smnll
strip of deserted territory in New York
bay pear Staten Island.
The diseovpry is being investigated
by members of New York's bomb squad
to see if It lias any connection with the
recent Wail street explosion.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind.. Oct. 14.—0. A.
Parsley, prosecuting attorney, Monday
will request the Blackford Couuty grand
Jury to bring a charge of murder tn the
first degree against Joseph Pyles for the
reported slaying last sumi|pr ft his di-
)By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates; j ßy Mall 500 Per Month i *5.00 Per Year.
Financing of World War
Credit to Administration
and Its Able Aid, McAdoo
Josh Billings used to say that the hen was so foolish that she would’
fly out of a warm coop In the middle of winter and sli in a snowdrift till
her feet were frozen. A man, Josh said, would not do such a thing—except
to win a bet. But Josh had not given sufficient consideration to the Amer
ican voter during a political campaign.
Americans, generally speaking, are proud of their country and of their
countrymen. Not a few are given to boasting of their virtues and achieve
ments, up to tho beginning of a political campaign; then they discriminate.
They are proud of Americans in the abstract, proud of their fighting
qualities, proud of their success in war, but when it comes to carrying an
election they do not hesitate to charge their fellow Americans, who happen
to bo their political opponents, with all the villainy conceivable.
This hen philosophy is tho only possi
ble explanation of the charges brought
against the Wilson administration l>y
the Republicans, who wish to get back
Into power. If partisans would but pause
a moment in their mad attacks upon the
Adminietration, and consider some of the
.things that were really accomplished
they would be astounded at the record.
One of the most brilliant achievement*
in the history of the country Is the
financing of the World War.
When the United States entered the
war the allies had all but exhausted their
purchasing power, and it was absolutely
necessary that they have an extension of
credit at the earliest possible moment.
In order to do this the Secretary cf
the Treasury, William G. McAdoo, pro
posed to issue *2.000.000,000 of bonds. But
how? Objections were raided by bank
ers. That amount could not be placed
at once, they said. There were not more
than 400,000 Investors all told, and they
could not take more than one billion —
some placed the limit at half a billion.
And the rate would have to be 4 or 4Rj
Democrats Put
Up New Banners
at Headquarters
Streamers bearing the slogan in red
letters on white, “NO SEPARATE
been put on the walls and doors of
Democratic National Headquarters In
(he Grand Central Palace, New York.
From Chairman White's office to
the desk of the final assistant office
loy they are to he seen, a slogan of
those who want the league and the
dictated peace with Germany pre
Sslil Chairman White:
“I bepe every Democratic head
quarters In the country—even to
ward and township headquarter*—will
put up sign* like these at once.
We must Impress on the people that
It Is the motto of Democracy and the
friend* of the league In nil parties to
countenance no plan like Senator
Harding's to make a separate peace
with Germany and ease the terms dic
tated on the battlefield and confirmed
in the treaty of Versailles.”
Gir!, 17, Is Beaten With Stone
by Unknown Assail
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Oct. 14.--Beat
en unconscious by an unknown assn'.lnnt,
who used a rough stone for a weapon,
Dorothy Bowers. 17. Minneapolis girl,
died lu the general hospital cany today,
a few hours a'ter slip was found in a
pile () f brush within a block of her borne.
She had never regained conscionaness
to tell the story of the attack or to g ve
the police a description of her murderer.
Miss Bowers was found shortly before S
o'clock by a tnnn snd his wife, who were
attracted by tho girl's groans as they
were passing near the scene of the crime.
They found the girl lying unconscious
in a pool of blood.
Her body bad been well concealed In
the brush pile and there was evidence
that she had been dragged about twenty
feet, proably from the place where she
was first accosted.
Her small purse lay empty near her
side and her clothing was torn and her
arms scratched, telling tho mule story of
a terrific fight.
Must Serve Time for
Buying Stolen Auto
John L. Partlow, who was indicted In
1919 on a charge of receiving and con
cealing a. stolen nutomobile, and who,
when sentenced by the Marion County
Criminal Court, appealed to the Indiana
Supreme Court, will have to serve his sen
tence of from one to fourteen years and
pay a fine of SI,OOO, as the Supremo Court
today upheld the lower court.
Partlow appealed on the grounds that
the lower court erred in overruling his
niotlou for anew trial.
Temporary Writ Now
Sought in Tax Fight
Counsel representing the farmers and
taxpayers In seven of the nine townships
seeking a permanent Injunction against
County Treasurer Ralph Lemcke and the
Indiana State Tax Board to prevent the
collection of the horizontal tax Increases
under the Tuthill-Kiper act, today were
making plans to ask Superior Judge Linn
liny to grant a temporary Injunction. -
The court will be'asked to hear pen
ding cases Monday.
Receiver Appointed
for Corrugating Cos.
Announcement was made today that
William Esterley has been appointed re
ceiver for the Indianapolis Corrugating
Company on a petition filed In Superior
Court* room 3, by Gideon Blaln.
Mr. Esterley gave bond in the sum of
Oh, My—What Ideas!
CHICAGO, Oct. 14. —Mathilda 'Simon
thinks her husband is nil wrong.
He believes people shouldn’t wear
clothes, shouldn’t work and shouldn’t
live in houses, Mrs. Simon charged in
iier suit for divorce filed here today.
Sugar Retails at 14c
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14.—Another
rut In sughr prices was announced to
day. Cane refiners cut the basic whole
sale price to sll a hundred and beet re
finers set their price at SIO.BO a hun
dred. This rneaug 14 -cent augar at re-
per cent, free of all taxation at the be
ginning, with higher rates to follow:
The bankers were thinking in Civil
War terms, and in terms of the Spnnlsh-
Arceriean War. The sincere ones were,
as became men of their calling, cautious,
careful, conservative; the adventurous
ons were eager to take advantage of
the country's necessities.
But Mr. McAdoo was not a banker.
He was a man of affairs. He had
vision. He had driven the tubes under
the Hudson River after ail others had
He was accustomed to meeting new
situations by new methods. He looked
beyond the bankers’ group of 400,000
investors to the America npeople.
“The bankers may have been right,
rom their point of view,” said Mr.
McAdoo. “but their view was too narrow.
“If there were only 400.009 Investors
who could take only one billion in bonds,
it was imperative that the investors
should ho multiplied many times. It
(Continued on Page Tour.)
Opposed Council of Defense,
Armor Plant and Other
The record of Senator James E. Wat
son. who is campaigning In Indiana now
for re-election on a platform predicated
on opposition to the League of Nations,
and advocacy of u separate peace with
Germany, shows that he dodged, or op
posed, many important measures during
the war.
Inasmuch as the Watson camp was the
principal sponsor of Senator Harding's
primary campaign In Indiana and Wat
son himself was one of the senatorial
cabal that brought about Harding's nom
ination in Chicago, It is not strange to
find their votes running par.-Uel in the
On one nr two important measures,
however, they separated.
For instance. Watson is credited with
not having voted on the committee
amendment introduced in the form of a
substitute on the resolution for a sepa
rate peace with Germany, while Harding
voted for It.
Again, the Indiana Senator was not
voting when war was declared on Austria-
Hungary. w-hiie the Republican Freslden
tial nominee voted for it.
He is now devoting much of his time
to criticizing the Administration for not
having been fully prepared for the war,
yet he voted against the preparedness
(Continued on Page lour.)
Big Offensive Started All
Along Polish Front.
COPENHAGEN, Oct 14.—Tho sign
ing of the Russo-Polish peace at
Riga has been followed by a big of
fensive all along the Polish battle
front, according to a Kovno mes
sage to the Berllngski Tidende today.
it stated that the capture of Mo
lodscno by the Russians was consid
ered significant in military circles.
M. Domski. head of the Polish peace
delegation at Riga, was quoted as
saying, "Poland will keep peace if
Russia will let her."
Rewards Total $5,400
for Girl’s Murderer
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 14.—Junior
League members offered a reward of
S9OO for the apprehension and conviction
of the murderer of Florence Barton the
night of Oct. 3 while motoring with her
This raised rewards offered to a tota?
of $5,400.
Miss Barton was active in the Junior
‘Hoover Republican’
for Cox and League
NEW YORK, Oct. 14. —The Democratic
national committee today announced that
Herbert Myrick, who claimed to be a
“Hoover Republican," would support Gov
ernor Cox ou the League of Nations
The committee announced that other
former Republicans wonld support Cox.
Including Miss Mabel Choate, daughter
of the late ambassador to Great Britain;
Charles P. Howland, president of the
Public Education League, and Prof.
George B. Adams of Yale.
South Siders to Form
Track-Raising League
The Beit Elevation League of the South
Side will be organized this evening at
Barringers Hall, 2335 South Meridian
The temporary chairman is Robert R.
Slonm, 2425 Shedby street.
The purpose of the organization Is to
force the elevation of the Belt Railroad
tracks on the south side, in order to beau
tify that section and promote Its chances
of industrial progress.
Meetings will be held every week.
Officers and committees will be elected
Duel With Knives
PARIS, 111. Oct. 14.—Two men were
wo'ended seriously here today In a duel
with knives iu the offices of Harvey
Gross, prominent local lawyer.
Gross became involved In an argument
with Jacob Taftlnger, leading merchant,
over a law suit.
Gross was cut about the face, neck
and. throat
IPaftlngor wu stabbed in the groin,
NO. 134.
‘Entire Purpose Destruction of
Treaty and Repudiation
of War Aims/
IN OHIO, Oct. 14. —Asserting that the
presidential election will be a referendum
on the League of Nations, Governor Cox
in opening a three-day stump campaign
here today declared that his election
would he “a mandate from thp people
to the Senate to ratify the treaty" and
for it to do otherwise would he “un
His stater'3t was in reply to the
claim of ex-Fr. ‘dent Taft that even If
the Democrats elected ail their senatorial
candidates they would not have enough
to carry the league.
“This statement of Mr. Taft.” Cox said,
“can mean only one thing, that when I
am elected on a straight-forward plat
form favoring the league, it is the pur
pose of the brazen conspirators in the
Senate to treat the mandate of the people
with contempt and turn their backs on
the expressed will of the electorate.
"This, in the first place, is unthinkable*
and in the second place will not be per
mitted, for after all this is a democracy
and the will of the people is triumphant. -
Cox for the third time during the Week
sharply attacked Taft for continuing to
support Harding after the latter’s state
ment at Des Moines that he would reject
the Versailles covenant.
He pointed out that with the leagu*
referendum his defeat would mean that
the country desires to stay out of tho
league and that Senator Harding would
be disobeying the mandate of the people
If he yielded to Taft’s wish and made
the United States a member.
“Yet Mr. Taft still claims that the
United States will become a part of tho
league if Senator Harding is elected,"
the Governor added.
Cox was to conclude the day at Co*
lumbus with a speech that he expects to
be one of the outstanding ones of tho
At Delphos and Van Wert, Cox brought
cheers from large crowds many times
by his sharp attacks on opponents of
the covenant.
"I have found that the tide for tho
league has been coming in so rapidly
in Ohio since Senator Harding’s Des
Moines speech that it Is overwhelming
the reactionary forces," the Governor
"The league Is a sacred question. I
believe It was as much inspired by God
os the Declaration of I dependence-."
In his speech at Van Wert Cox charged
that “the senatorial clique is guilty of
bad faith in the treaty fight," and that
“its entire purpose had been the de
struction of the league and the repudia
tion of the purposes for which we ca
tered the war."
"The Senate bad the opportunity of
. adopting the Hitchcock reservations, ac
; cepted by President Wilson, which met
every objection raised against the league,
but tha senatorial conspirators under
solemn pledge voted them down," he
Attacking what he called “the vaceil
\ lating position of Senator Harding on
, the league." the Governor continued;
“If the candidate of the senatorial oli
(Continued on Page Two.)
Four Defendants Freed by
Judgo Collins.
The failure of Judge James A. Collin*
of the Marion County Criminal Court to
sustain City Judge Walter Pritchard la
a number of “blind tiger” cases In which
the defendants were given sentence result
ed today in a number of convicted boot
leggers in the City Court escaping from
serving time.
Among those discharged today by
Judge Collins were Joe Coban, Lnbo Ne
dick (or Necheck), Arthur Deaa and
John Davis.
City Judge Pritchard had imposed an
average fine of SIOO and a thirty-day sen
tence. but Judge Collins discharged them
on the grounds of “Insufficient evidence.”
Elizabeth Zevellln, charged with oper
ating a "blind tiger,” who was fined
$1(0 and sentenced,to thirty days in the
Woman's prison, was given the same fine
and sentence, but the days were sus
pended by Judge Collins because the
defendant was in a delicate physical
A total of twenty-seven appealed “Min-S
tiger” cases were scheduled for bearing
In the Criminal Court, but eleven were
granted Jury trials and two were given
changes of venue.
A number of cases were heard in part
and continued and one case was taken
under advisement.
Urges Interest in
Waterways Hearing
Governor James P. Goodrich today Is
sued a statement calling “the attention
of business Interests, as well as public
spirited citizens, to the hearing of the
international iolnt commission” to be
held In Indianapolis Monday, Nov. 1.
The hearing was brought here by the
State Chamber of Commerce to give the
people of Indiana an opportunity to bo
heard on the proposed deep waterway
through the Great Lakes and St. Law
rence River to the ocean. The commis
sion is to report to Congress on the fea
sibility of the plan.
“This project means much to the In
dustrial and agricultural development ot
Indiana and the other States in the great
Central West,” the Governor said.
Defeated Candidate for the Repub
lican Nomination for Governor.
Dear Sir—You are a lawyer and a
man with a keen sense of proprie
ties. It Is generally understood that
you have become familiar with
cause No. 22.440, same being an ap
peal from the Jasper Circuit Court
to the Supreme Court of Indiana.
Do you really believe that a man
who would write such letters and
employ such artifices as are dis
closed In the record of that case is
entitled to your support in a race
for Governor?
Do you know what became of the
missing pleadings filed after that
case was determined by the Supreme
Do you not now think you owe *
greater allegiance to the citizens of
Indiana than to the Republican
party ?

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