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THE WEATHER
Partly cloudy and somewhat colder to
night. Low temperature, 20 to 25.
VOL. XXXIII.
FIVE ARE HELD
IN MYSTERY OF
2 DEAD WOMEN
Bodies of Theatrical Workers
Found Mutilated on Bleak
Lake Shore.
POLICE TIP BY r PHONE
CHICAGO. Nov. 15.—Early today the
police arrested a man who they be
lieve may be able to throw light on the
mystery around the finding early Suu
day of the bodies of two women, both
young and pretty, beside the roadway
that fringes the lake in Grant Park.
Life had been extinct about five hours.
Investigation established the victims
Identity, but the authorities still are
searching for the young women's male
companions on a wild automobile party,
they believe ended in the trag
edy. According to the coroner's phy
sician, death was due to alcoholism and
exposure.
The young women were Miss Marie
Barney, alao known as Rhodes, and Miss
T.tl.inn Thompson, actresses- They lived
st the Geneva Apartments, 500 North
Dearborn street, with Robert McCarthy
and Jamea Meeks, electricians with the
Jane Cowl Company.
Both men are being held pending
further investigation.
McCarthy and Meeks Identified the
bedles. Sylvia and Pietro Cittt. deli
catessen and wine merchants at 309 West
Illinois street, also are being held.
An unidentified informant who told
those In charge of the undertaking rooms
where the bodies lie that he had seen
two young women answering the descrip
tion of the slain actresses quarreling
■with two men at Michigan avenue and
South Water street. The men he said,
apparently were trying to take iho wom
en Into an automobile which was waiting
at the curb.
MYSTERIOUS TIP
BT TELEPHONE.
Shortly before 9 o'clock Sunday morn
ing a man dressed In a black overcoat
and black derby hat walked Into the
Insurance Exchange Building.
“Take me np to the fourteenth floor,”
he ordered Tony Yanley, 2300 West
Twenty-Flrat street, the elevator man,
according to Yanley's story.
“If you'll go down to the foot of
Jackson street In Grant Park at the lake
you’ll find a couple of dead wom
en.” a man's vice told the police oper
ator. “I was driving by there with my
wife and daughter and saw them."
The call was traced back Immediately
to the Insurance office of Conkllng, Price
ft Webb, according to telephone officials.
From that time the man In the black
svereoat and derby hat disappeared.
The police found the bodies of the
women lying about ten feet apart. On
the grass between Aem and surrounding
them In a twenty-foot circle were pools
of blood. One, the Ramey girl, was
lying face downward, one hand stretched
ahead, one hand, covered with blood,
trailing behind. Examination showed
that her hand had been deeply cut be
tween two of her fingers.
The Thompson girl lay face np, a
heavy fur trimmed cape thrown over hei
Lend. She was unmarked.
The bodies were still warm, but life
had gr.ne hours before, it was found
the Ramey girl had dragged herself ten
feet northward before she died. Her face
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
3 THEATER MEN
ARE ARRAIGNED
Homicide Charge Follows
Panic in 'Which 6 Lose
Lives.
** NEW YORK, Not. 15.—Homicide was
the charge on which three men bel<l re
sponsible for last night’s Are panic at the
new Catherine Theater, where six small
children were crushed and trampled to
death, were arraigned In the Tomba po
lice court this afternoon.
They are Barnett Weinberg and Max
Bchwarta, proprietors of the morle house,
and Joseph Polanl, general “handy man."
who built the furnace fire, smoke from
•which caused the panic. Immediately
after arraignment court was adjourned
for an hour for discussion of the site
of ball.
The formal charge read that the three
men "caused the death of several human
beings through culpable negligence in
having permitted an exit door leading
from the motion picture house to remain
locked.”
The stampade started when a woman
shouted “fire” as smoke from a furnace
Cre seeped through the floor.
The victims ranged In age from 2 to
IS years.
There were about 400 persons In the
theater, half of whom were children. In
gallery the only entrance to which
CMS a steep narrow stairway were about
child re n.
the cry of “fire’ - was raised, tb?
of the children to reach the stair-
stumbled and plunged headlong to
Ti ero they were trampled
fear-maddened children who
after them.
HOslording to the police the exit door
foot of tLe stairway was jnmmed
iT*!w n policemen and firemen reached
theater, they found a tangle of little
forms tightly wedged against this door.
Police had difficulty in handling the
frantic parents who rushed to the scene
when they heard of the panic.
Some Ctiv tucmcn
Out of Spud Deal
Dissatisfaction was voiced by Indian
apolis firemen today because they have
not all been given an opportunity to
bnv potatoes through the city at low
price*.
It was reported that only firemen at
headquarters and at station No. 30 have
been able to buy the potatoes.
Firemen at Station No. 2 have been
buying potatoes through the Indianapolis
Stove Company and have been helping
to distribute them to persons In the
neighborhood.
YEGGS MAKE SIO,OOO HACT>.
ST. GEOROE. Utah.. Nov. 15—Ap
proximately SIO,OOO in money and bonds
was obtained by robbers who dynamited
safe deposit boxes at the Bank of St.
George.
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WEATHER
for Indianapolis and vicinity
twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.,
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Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. I*l4. at
led., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis. nd., under act March 3, 137*
First Assembly of League
of Nations Gets Under Way
GENEVA, Nov. 15. —A message of
homage to President Wilson was cabled
by the Assembly of the League of Na
tions today upon motion of Mr. Borneo,
one of the English delegates.
GENEVA, Nov. 15.—Despite non-partici
pation by the United States, the dele
gates to the first meeting of the assembly
of the League of Nations today an
nounced their readiness to take up at
once the world problems of the future.
The future potency of the league may
hinge upon the outcome of the present
meeting.
Standing before a cheap wooden desk,
with a background of potted palms. For
eign Minister Paul Hymans of Belgium
rapped for order shortly after 11 o'clock
and the meeting was under way.
“The hopes of millions of peoples of
all nations are upon us as we begin our
labors here today,” said M. Hymans.
“The end of history's greatest conflict
has left the world exhausted and full of
doubts and fears. We commence anew
world era In which men hope to settle
sanely and in all reasonableness their
differences and to end armed quarrels.”
Roll call at 11:15 o'clock showed all
the delegates present but those repre
senting Honduras and Liberia. They
occupied plain wooden benches like those
of an American schoolroom.
SOVIET ARMY
SWEEPS OVER
ALL OF CRIMEA
Crushing of Wrangel Forces
Admits Russian Horde of
Trotzkv Command.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nor. 15.—The
Russian soviet army, under personal com
mand of Leon Troszky. commissar for
war, has overrun all of Crimea, following
the crushing defeat of General Wran
gel's anti-Bolshevist forces.
Tbs allies are blockading tbs Russian
Black Sea coast. Russian torpedo boats
are patroling the coast
Refugees are pouring into Constanti
nople from Sebastopol. Five thousand
wounded soldiers from General Wrangel's
army have arrived. They report that the
fighting along tb* Crimean battle front
raged with terrifle fury for days before
the Reds finally broke through. They
accused the soviet troops of giving no
quarter.
It Is claimed 30 000 Red soldiers were
killed when the Reds carried by storm
the first line of defenses of General
Wrangel's army along the northern bor
der of Crimea at Perekop. The soviet
army claims the capture of 40,000 pris
oners In the battle of Perekop.
Premier Krlvischen of General Wraa
gel's de facto government, who arrived
on Saturday, today Issued an appeal for
the Crimean fugitives. The premier has
suffered a complete nervous collapse.
Refugees say that*the southern ports of
Crimea are the scenes of indescribable
confusion and hat there is widespread
.looting.
BRITISH TO DEAL
WITH BOLSHEVISTS
LONDON, Nov. 15.—Quick negotiation
of a trirte agreement with Bolshevist
Russia was urged today.
The Chronicle declared that fighting
the Bolshevists merely strengthened them.
It hoped the French government would
cease Us support of anti-Bolshevist lead
ers In Russia and adopt the British view
of trade with the Bolshevists.
Writing in the Observer, J. L. Garvin
said: “This is the utter end of France’s
recognition of General Wrangel. This
hapless leader has followed in the foot
steps of Kolchak and Denekln and oth
ers. Our business now is to recognize
an executive Russian government what
ever it may be. Foreign force cannot
smash the Bolshevist system. Trade Is
far likelier to transform it into a mod
erate system.
RESCUE SHIP IS
UNABLE TO AID
Relief Thwarted by Heavy
Seas Powerless to Assist.
BAULT STE MARIE. Mich., Nov. 15
The tug lowa, of this port. Is standing
by the wrecked steamer Francis J. Wid
lar. which is being pounded to pieces on
Pancake Shoals, unable to reach it be
cause of the heavy seas, according to a
wireless received here at noon today from
the scene of the disaster.
A second wireless reported that Cap
tain Arthur Forbes of the Widlsr Is
aboard the Tug Ainsworth, of th* Domin
ion Fishing Cos. The Ainsworth Is re
ported coaling from a barge preparatory
to returnlnd to the scene of the wreck.
Nothing is known as to the state or tho
whereabouts of the remainder of the crew
of the Wldlar and meager messages from
lake eteamers are conflicting.
Captain Forbea has been reported on
two tugs and on the Island in the vari
ous messages received here. Life-saving
stations on the American shore mile*
from the wreck are reported sending aid.
There is general hope expressed In ma
rine circles that the Wldlar crew num
bering thirty-three will be rescued ts
it did not perish In the first smash-up
The wind at noon had changed to the
rorthwest and it is probable the wreck
age f’om the Wildar will soon drift Into
the regular passage of lake vessels.
LEMCKE TO GO ON
COLLECTING FEES
Indicates He Will Ignore Tax
Ruling.
Ralph Lemcke, county treasurer, today
indicated that the recent ruling of the
State Board of Accounts that certain fees
have been collected Illegally from de
linquent taxpayers, would not influence
him in the administration of his office,
regardless of the fact that Ed G. Sour
bier, former treasurer, agreed to refund
fees retained during his incumbency.
Mr. Lemcke said:
“I have been out of the city and I have |
not studied the report of the State Board i
of Accounts, but I understand that Mr. I
Sourbier has made a refund.
“It has always been my position not
to collect the $2 levy fee unless all the
tax has been paid. That Is where par
tial payment has been made, it is all
accredited to the taxpayer.”
He said that this has been his policy
and he has followed It and is following it. ;
In speaking of the 50 cent levy on no- i
tices sent to the taxpayers notifying them j
of the sale of the real estate, Mr. Lemcke j
stated that he holds that the treasurer i
Is entitled to the fee because of the fact j
(OeoHnneft os Pace Twsj
Jnfimna -iHaUa OTimra
The meeting room is a great barn-like
structure with seats set aside for spec
tators and the press. All were filled to
overflowing long before the historic ses
sion opened. Outside the building the
picturesquely uniformed Swiss gendarmes
held back the great crowd of sightseers
who cheered loudly as motor cars raced
np depositing diplomats from the vari
ous countries.
There was a loud burs of conversation
in the room with groups of representa
tives of the various powers gathered In
earnest conversation. The subdued hum
of their talk did not subside until the
gavel of the temporary chairman fell
sharply upon his desk.
HOPE V. 6. SOON TO
JOIN APPLAUDED.
President Motta of the Swiss Federa
tion, had welcomed the delegates in be
half of Switzerland in an appropriate Ut
! tie speech. He said It was a happy idea
for the League to begin Its real labor on
| the shores of the quiet Swiss lake coun
try where peace held sway even while
the flames of war were racing over Eu
rope.
[ The delegates applauded when Presi
dent Motta expressed the hope that tlio
United States would soon fill her vacant
Mat.
.Following luncheon, when the delegates
were guests of the Swiss Federal Couu
(Continued on Page Pour.)
PILLAGE OF U. S.
SHIPS TOLD OF
TO COMMITTEE
Former Captain Testifies to
Sensational Story of Graft
and Bribery.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.—A new sensa
tional story of graft, bribe offering and
pillage was told to the congressional
committee investigating the United
States shipping board activities today by
Capt William Chambliss, former master
of the shipping board steamsr Lake
Elkwood, which, he testified, was
“pillaged of its supplies.'
When the Lake Elkwood put into Rto
de Janeiro after losing three of her
propellers, the American acting consul
there, Armlnlut Titus Ilseberle, who
was also the shipping board's agent, in
stituted the repair work over the head
of the captain, Cbambllsa testified.
“There was an attempt by a Scotsman,
who eventually bsd charge of the repair
work, to bribe me,” aaid Chambliss. "He
came to my room and said: “Wby kick
up such a bloody row? Why not take
these—lndicating ten $l9O bills—and be
good? All the other captains do that
and Mr Haeberle sees that the record la
kept clear."
RAYS CARGO WAS
SEIZED IN PORT.
Captain Chambliss says his vessel's
cargo was seized and sold and a $2,000
repair lob run up by "gTsft of an Amer
ican official” so that It amounted to
SIOO,OOO.
The repair sad tho pillaging of hi*
ship was done, the captain testified, 'To
defiance of my written and spoken pro
testations. ’’ He went on:
“I even cabled Mr. Tumulty, secretary
to the President, setting forth the facts,
and also to the shipping board direct,
but no action was taken.
“After the Lake Elwood had been
•stripped of 3.500 tons of coal, $3,500
worth of provisions snd $1,040 of the
• hip's funds,” Chambliss testified. "I was
put ashore and left stranded 5.000 miles
from home."
Chambliss has hd more than twenty
elx years’ experience as commander of
merchant ships.
Because he refused to have a hand In
such collusion, Chambliss declared, he
(ConUnned on Page Two.)
SIOO, 30 DAYS ON
‘TIGER’ CHARGE
Other Sentences Passed Out
by Judge Collins.
Gus Fete, charged with operating a
blind tiger, was fined #IOO and sentenced
to thirty days in Jail by Judge James A.
Collins of the Criminal Court, today.
Stephen Ammerman, 58, was fined SIOO
and sentenced from one to fourteen years
in prison on a charge of receiving stolen
goods, but Judgment was suspended dur
ing good behavior, the record shows.
The SSO bond of Frank Walker, charged
with keeping a gambling house, on ap
peal from City Court, was declared for
feited by Judge Collins because the de
fendant failed to appear for trial today.
Harry “Goodsle" Lee, negro politician
and gambler, is the surety on Walker’s
bond. It was announced In court.
Ralph Altmeyer, 19, on a charge of
grand larceny, was sentenced to serve
four months on the Indiana Btate Farm.
Because of the failure of Richard
Arnold, who was sentenced to serve
sixty days on tbo Indiana State Farm
on a charge of associating with
tutes, to perfect his appeal, Judge Col
lins ordered Arnold committed to the
farm.
Thieves Loot Safe
of Danville Dentist
Special to The Times.
DANVILLE, Ind., Nov. 15.—Burglars
last night < pened a safe in the office of
Dr. H. C. Scars, dentist, here and stole
3100 worth of gold plate, S2OO In Liberty
bonds, $75 worth of War Savings Stamps,
four rings, three 9carf pins, a chain and
a bracelet.
15-Year-Old Wife
Ordered to School
BENTON, 111., Nov 15.—Mrs. Clyde
Bllllngton. 15-year-old housewife of
Itockwood, a small village north of
here, has been order to go to
school.
The law provides that all persons
under 16 must attend school until
they have completed the eighth grade.
Mrs. BilUngton will be 16 next April.
She has not completed the required
grade. She was married last July.
Constantine Faction
Loses Greek Election
ATHENS, Nov. 15.—Early returns to
day from the general election throughout.
Greece Sunday showed the political fac
tion of Premier Venlzelos leading In al
most every community. There were In
dications that the faction supporting for
mer TTing Constantine was Mdly de
feated. There were no disorders.
Political capital whs made or the court
decision handed down Sunday affirming
the validity of the Morganatic marriage
of King Alexander and Aspasia Manos,
daughter of a former Greek army officer.
The court rejected the claim of former
King Oojiatantjqe tot AJazandac'a estate.
INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1920.
FARMERS MAY
ASK MEMBER ON
SERVICE BOARD
Secretary Recommends Stock
yards Be Placed *Under
State Supervision.
FARM HEAD TO SPEAK
Appointment of a farmer on the Pub
lic Service Comm'aslon of Indiana, and
for the placing of the stockyards of the
State under State supervision, which
would be under the direction of tbo Pub
lic Service Commission, will be asked of
the next State administration, according
to recommendations made to the Indiana
Federation of Farmers’ Associations, by
Lewis Taylor, secretary, in the annual
convention of the organization today.
The convention opened this morning at
10 o’clock in the auditorium of the
Masonic Temple, with the president, John
G. Brown, of Moaon, presiding. It was
announced at the morning session, thac
the evening session would be held in the
Assembly room of the Clnypool Hotel,
when J. R. Howard, president of the
American Farm Bureau Federation, will
speak. Mr. Howard was to have spoken
ht the morning session but did not ar
rive in time.
RECOMMENDATIONS
CONTEMPLATE CHANGES.
SweepiDg changes iu the organisation
were recommended by Mr. Taylor In
his report. Among these are:
Uniform system of accounting for the
various county and township organiza
tions.
Adoption of a plan for holding the
morale of the farmers' organization.
Holding of mass meetings for women,
and giving them a place in the organisa
tion.
Appointment of a committee to provide
plans of financing farmers and their
business.
Membership fee to be based on the abil
ity of the member to pay This would
be brought about by the placing of the
fee In proportion to the assessed valua
tion of the members' property for taxa
tion purposes.
The latter recommendation met with
the hearty approval of the convention.
Included In the secretary's suggestions
for legislation for the farmer was a re
quest for the placing In each county
of an agricultural vocational teacher,
and a demand for a pare seed law to
be passed by the Legislature.
GREET SUGGESTION
WITH APPLAUSE.
Applause greeted the suggestion of Mr.
Taylor that a farmer be appointed to
membership on the Public Service Com
mission. He pointed out that the com
ing State administration, with Warren
TANARUS, McCray, a man known to be friendly
to the farmer, would be most likely to
carry this suggestion to n conclusion
Under this appointment, the supervi
sion of the livestock Industry would he
(Continue,) on Page Two.)
WOMEN WILL ASK
JOINT MEETING
South Side Sub Market IsVae
to Be Forced.
South side women who are boosting
a sub municipal market on the south
side are planning to write a letter tc
the ooard of works, the council and
Mayor Jewett asking that a public Joint
hearing on the question be held. A
delegation of south aids women saw
Mr. Jewett Friday morning when he
laid the blame of the delay on tue
council, snyir.g he wa more than will
ing the market be established if the
council would make an appropriation foi
that purpose Previously to that the
council and the board of worss had In
formed the women that If the mayor
would Indorse the market It could go
through without any trout)!**.
“If they refuse our plea we will take
't Into politics, although we have not
intended at any time to make such an
Issue of It,” said Mr*. M. L. Relffol.
The board of works has received in
formation of another available barn to
which the 100 street cleaning and ash
hauling mules and the equipment of
the departments might be moved after
Jan. 1. It Is the presence of these ani
mals and equipment at the Shelby street
barns that has delayed the establish
ment or the market. The board of works
has annoumied that it cannot vacate tb*
barns until the mlddlo of next summer
when the barn unit of the municipal
yards at Kentucky avenue and Drover
street I* completed.
James M. Cooper of the United States
Encaustic Tile Company offered the board
the rental of bis barn at Maryland and
Shelby streets. The barn has 12.0(H)
square feet of door space. It Is being
used by the Twin (Tty Tractor Company,
hut could not be turnod over to the
city until some rime in January, Mr
Cooper said. It will house at least forty
five mules and some equipment.
Thomas A. Riley, member of the board
of works. In charge of ash collection,
said he doubted 1* the barn is big enough
to meet the needs of the departments,
hut that the proposal of Mr. Cooper will
be given consideration. Another objec
tion to the barn is that it would have
to he partially remodeled to fit the city’s
purposes, entailing additional expense
which could be avoided by retaining the
Shelby street barns, Mr. Riley said.
Court Ready to Care
for Deserted Baby
The Juvenile Court authorities today
were prepared to take care of a ten-day
old baby hoy who was left at the home
of Esther Crouch, 1725 Roosevelt avenue.
It was stated by the authorities that a
woman giving her name as Florence
j Slples advertised for a home In which
ito place a baby and In answer to the
advertisement the mother took the baby
| to the Crouch home where the child has
! been tenderly cared for.
i It wss stated by the Juvenile Court
j authorities that the mother of the child
I could not now be located. The child
| will he transferred to an orphanage.
SI,OOO Election Bill
Causes Discussion
The Marlon County board of commis
sioners today questioned a bill of SI,OOO
of the Marlon County election commis
sioners for payment of services of Wood
burn Masson, Democratic member of
the board, and Jackson Carter, the Re
publican member of the election hoard.
Each commissioner desires SI,OOO and
It Is said unless the claims are al
lowed the election commissioners will
tring legsl acton.
Commissioner Lewis George, president
of tho county commissioners, said the
hoard agreed to allow SBOO to each elec
tion commissioner If they would agree
not to contest the claim in court.
No definite announcement has been
made by the election commissioners, it
M setd- _ __
May Replace Clark
—cnaavt —
REPRESENTATIVE CLAUDE K.ITCHIN
Representative Claude Kltchln is to
withdraw as bead of the minority on
tile house ways and means committee
uud become floor leader for the Demo
crats 1c the incoming Congress, succeed
ing Champ Clark. At least this Is the
report from Washington The Democrats,
it is said, are already planning their or
ganization after March 4.
HARDING PARTY
LEAVES POINT
Resort to Automobiles After
‘Special’ Breaks
Down.
POINT ISABEL, Texas. Nov. 15.
President elect Warren G. Hard ng and
his party left here shortly after noon
by motor for Brownsville. Several auto
mobiles came out from Brownsville to
rescue the party, but reached here with
great difficulty due to the miry roads.
Part of the entourage was unable to
get Into the number of automobile* pro
vided snd were left behind at the point.
They win go In by narrow gauge road.
Several hours Sunday were spent
trying vainly to get the President-Elect
into Brownsville from Point Issbel where
he Ua* been held up forty-eight hours in
one of the severest storms that ever ovat
over lower Texas.
But the little narrow gauge read that
offered the only chance of getting the
Senator out of here ;alled to make g >od
after taking four hours to run a ml.e
beyond the village and back again. So
Senators, millionaires, baggage and all
unloaded into the dark and the party
tugged across the patio by lantern ltgbt
to~ the inn for the night.
Through It all, Senator and Mrs. Hard
ing Joined In the general good humor
with which the party took Us predica
ment.
X4a, kklgArd McLean’s famous Hope
diamond, the most costly gem In the
wor.d. sparkled from her neck in the
center of the most distinguished party
that ever rode In either of the Rio Grande
railroad's two passenger oars.
“It's a great lark,” Senator Harding
laughed With high hopes at the pros
pect of being quartered snugly In
Brownsville out of the storm, the Harding
party pecked trunks and luggage early
Sunday morning.
The Rio Grande railroad equipment
waa brought from Belgium In 1872. It
consists of a tiny coach without springs,
aeveral window* mivslsg a little tin
stove In the center of the car. low bench
(Continue,) on Page Four.)
U. S. GRAND JURY
CONVENES DEC. 6
No Statement as to What
Might Come Up.
The Federal grand Jury will convene
Dec. 6. Frederick Van Nuys, United states
district atortney, announced today. He
refused to make any statement ns to
what may be taken np at that time.
It is expected, however, that the Jury
will make a further investigation Into
the coal situation, particularly as It ap
plies to the cases of 125 miners and
operators charged with consporacy and
with violation of the Lever act. This
was forecast lat week when ihe case
was set ft. - hearing and continued.
It is unWatood also that the Jury
will investigate numerous cases growing
out of alleged violations of the liquor
laws.
Two British Police
Wounded in Ireland
LONDON, Nov. 15.—Ireland has passed
through another week-end of violence.
Two of the British policemen who wore
wounded when a lorry with seven con
stables was ambushed at Lisvernane, near
Tipperary on Saturday, are dead, the
Irish Office announced today. The Irish
Office announced also that a policeman
who was attacked and wounded at Bally
brack Is dead.
Squatter Land Title
Suit Is Continued
The suit of John C. Miller. Jr., against
the city of Indianapolis to quiet title to
100 acres of bottom land, comprising
almost one-haif of Sellers’ farm, site of
the city gnrbage reduction and sewage
disposal plants, was continued until
Wednesday In Superior Court, room 5,
by Special Judge Fremont Miller of
Johnson County Circuit Court, today.
The postponement was made on motion
of the plaintiff, whose attorneys said
they worn not ready for trial.
Miller claims the title to tho land on
the technical gTound of adverse posses
sion, asserting that, he and his father
have been “squatters" thereon for more
than twenty years without notice to
move having been given by the city.
The land is considered valuable because
much of it is heavily wooded.
Boy Runs Into Truck
Kenneth Keene. 2, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Keene, 236 North Summit street,
was hurt todny when he ran into the side
of a city ash truck driven by William
Motley. The boy was taken home.
CHORUS GIRL TAKES POISON.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15.—Miss Dorothy
Hart swallowed chloroform in her room
at 530 Garfield avenue Sunday. "Oh, I’m
a chorus girl and I’ve got a lot of
troubles,” she said at the hospital. She
will live.
EINSTEIN MAY GO TO ITALY.
ROME, Nov. 15.—The Messagero de
clared today It had learned Louis Ein
stein, American minister to Bulgaria, will
be appointed ambassador to .Italy.
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G. 0. P. LEADERS
SLATE NEW FOR
JOB IN CABINET
Reputed Deal to Place Chair
man Will Hays in United
States Senate.
FUTURE HELD IN VIEW
Republican leaders received with min
gled emotions reports today that Sena
tor Harry S. New would be given a place
In Harding's cabinet and that National
Chairman Will 11. Hays would be given
News’ place In the United States Senate.
This plan seems to have been .agreed
upon at a conference of prominent Re
publicans at West Baden, where they
have gathered to discuss problems con
fronting the party. Chief among those
at the parley are Joseph B. Kealing of
Indianapolis, Republican national com
mitteeman, and Fred W. Upham, Uepub
llcan national treasurer and author of
the “boys get the money” Blogan.
Political observers give ±Je report a
great deal of credence ana declare the
decision w*s reached through a fear
that Senator New would present a vul
nerable candidacy If he came up for re
election in two years. Although Repub
licans are Impressed by the landslide
with which they were swept into office
this fall, they are under no delusion as
to Its cause and they are none too tpl
mlstlc about the chances of their next
State ticket, which will go Into the
field alone. They, therefore, are anx
ious to obtain the strongest Senatorial
candidate possible.
HAYS'S AMBITIONS
TWICE SIDETRACKED.
Hays has never been before the people
of Indiana as a candidate, although twice
before his political amoitions have been
sidetracked by the leaders; once when he
was forced to give way and allow James
E Watson to taks the senatorial nomi
nation in 1916, and last winter, when he
gave up his gubernatorial aspirations
in favor of Warren T. McCray. Tne
leaders believe, however, the national
chairman Is popular with the voter* and
they are of th* opinion he would make a
much stronger candidate than Senator
New.
The plan, as evolved at the conference,
calls for the appointment of Senator New
to the Cabinet, poialbly the postmaster
general s portfolio, and then the appoint
ment of Hays to the vacant senatorship
by Governor McCray, The proposition,
of course, 1* contingent on McCray's
acquiescence, bnt there It little doubt
but that he feels personally grateful to
(Continued on Page Nine.)
SLEEPS ON WHILE
THIEF ROBS TILL
Restaurant Man Short s4o—
Other Robberies.
While Arthur R. Burk, night man at a
restaurant, 253 East Washington street,
slept with his head resting on a table
and Glen Rigby was busy washing dishes
In the kitchen at * oYlOck ibis theming
a thief entered snd stole S4O from the
cash reglater.
James M .Pierson, 4330 North Capitol
•venue, told the police a burglar stole
clothing valued at #9OO and Jewelry
worth #IOO. One of the articles of cloth
ing taken was an evening dress valued at
S7OO.
Burglars entered the residence of
Charles Tuttle, 3556 North Delaware
street, Saturday night, bnt as members
of the family are In Chicago the police
have not been a bis to learn what Is
missing.
George Hauser, 3361 North Delaware
street, found the front door of the Tuttle
residence open.
Benjamin Biddle, 440 Blake street, was
held up and robbed of $24 while walk
lug In the 800 block on West New York
street last night. Two men covered him
with revolvers and searched his pockets.
Two hold-up men halted Ira Samuels,
1802 East Twelfth street, and John- O.
Donahue, 1513 Deloss street, near 423
Potjib Randolph street Saturday night
an arelleved them of *27.
Albert Illngle. a taxicab driver, 921
North Illinois street, was held up and
robbed by a man and woman near the
Speedway Saturday night.
Tile man and woman got Into his taxi
downtown and asked to be driven to the
Speedway. The men covered the driver
with a revolver, while the woman robbed
him.
O. B. Pyphers, Stop 5, on the Plainfield
lnterurban line, a grocery keeper, was
robbed of $l5O Saturday night by two
hold-np men, who escaped In an automo
bile.
Utility Board Plans
Meeting Tomorrow
Members of the public service commis
sion of Indiana will hold a conference in
the Statehouse tomorrow, when a date
probably will be set for the hearing of
the petition of the Indianapolis Street
Railway Company for authority to
charge 2 cents for transfers, E. I. Lewis,
chairman of the commission stated today.
Vacation Resolutions
Confirmed by Board
The resolution for the vacation of
Court street, from California street to
the first alley west, to make the ground
available to the board of school com
missioners for the new building of School
No. 5. was confirmed by. the board of
public works today.
A resolution for the vacation of the
first alley north of Ohio street, from
Miley avenue to the first alley west also
was confirmed.
Congresswoman’s
Race Cost $2,940
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. -The cam
paign of Alice Robertson, newly-elected
Congress woman from the Second Okla
homa district, cost $2,940. according to
a report received by the clerk of the
House of Representatives today. A de
ficit of $325 exists in her campaign fund,
which her manager, H. P. Disney, said
will be made up by a fund to “ratify the
results of the election."
Kansans Burn Corn
TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 15.—That many
northwestern Kansas farmers are burn
ing corn as a substitute for coal was the
message brought to Governor Henry J.
Allen today by former State Senator H.
S. Hendricks and State Senator-Elect
Frank P. Mclvor. They told the Governor
that some of the farmers are burning corn
because it is cheaper fuel, but that many
others are doing so because they are un
able to buy coal.
BLOW P. O. SAFE: GET $l6O.
BEAVER CITY, Neb., Nov. 15.—Safe
blowers Sunday blew open the safe of the
postoffice here and macaped In an auto
bU* With $l6O.
LAST HOME EDITION
TWO CENTS PER COPY
GAS CO. BINDS SELF
TO MAKE $2,750,000
PLANT IMPROVEMENT
$1,000,000 Betterment to Be Accomplished by
Dec. 31,1921, According to Contract
With City Signed Today.
SHORTAGE CLAUSE ALSO INCLUDED
The Citizens Gas Company bound itself to make $1,000,000 worth of
improvements to its plant at the earliest posible date before Dec. 31, 1921,
and it proposed to make $1,750,000 worth of further betterments “as soon as
the same is reasonably possible,” in a contract amending its franchise
signed by officials of the company, the board of public works and Mayor
Charles YV. Jewett today.
REFORM TAX
LEGISLATION
IS SUGGESTED
New System for Revenue From
Motor Cars Advo
cated.
Sweeping reforms to be asked of the
next Legislature in the State automobile
tax law end In the statutes extending the
powers and duties of the board of coun
ty commissioners and the county council
to provide county park*, today are be
ing considered by members of the Marlon
County board of commissioners and the
Marion County council.
The most striking reform, which is be
ing advocated by County Commissioner
Joseph Hayes and favored by Commis
sioner Lewis George, is to divide more
evenly the responsibility of paying for
Improved roads and for a larger revenue.
Another bit of legislation Is being ad
vanced by a member of the Marlon Coun
ty council, which would graut to boards
of county commissioners and county
eouncSs the power to purchase and
maintain sites for public parks in the
townships
In discussing his Idea of changing the
basis on which the automobile taxes are
levied and collected. Commissioner Hayes
advocates a gasoline tax, a vehicle tax
and a straight tax—the revenue obtained
to be used exclusively in improving and
maintaining public highways
“Some States nave a gasoline tax,”
said Mr. Hayes. “That makes it possible
for tb* tourist to bear In a small meas
ure the cost of good roads. This will
not work a hardship because the various
classes of vehicles will be graded. Why
shouldn't the tourist In some way pay
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
NEWBERRY CASE
REVIEW SOUGHT
Early Action by U. S. Supreme
Court Is Urged.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 15 —The early re
view by the United States Supreme Court
of the corrupt election case against Sena
tor Truman 11. Newberry and eleven
ether prominent Michigan men, was
urged by Solicitor General Frierson to
day in a motion to advance tne ease for
hearing. •
The Government action Is supported
by counsel for Senator Newberry, who
was convicted In the Michigan Federal
Court for violating the corrupt practices
act limiting expenditures In election con
tests, fined SIO,OOO and sentenced to a
penitentiary term.
Senator Newberry and others convicted
with him nre on hall pending action by
the Supreme Court.
Charles E. Hughes, rormer Supreme
Court Justice, appeared for Newberry.
The court held constitutional and valid
the Connecticut miscellaneous corpora
tion income tax law of 2 per cent on uet
Incomes of both foreign and domestic
corporations for business done in the
State. The court held that the law did
not violate the Federal Constitution.
The case agalsnt Victor Berger, charged
with violating the espionage act. was
set for hearing Dec. 6. Berger was con
victed In the Federal Court at Chicago
and is on ball pending decision of the
nppeaL
The court announced a recess over
Thanksgiving from Monday, Nov. 22, to
Monday, Dec. 6.
The court refused to grant the re
quest of the Detroit United Railways
for aa injunction restraining the city
of Detroit from proceeding with Its pro
gram for a municipal trolley system.
Life Insurance companies are respon
sible for payment of policies in the event
of the death of the Insured by suicide
after a time exemption has passed, ac
cording to a decision rendered by Asso
ciate Justice Holmes In answering a se
ries of questions sent up by Federal
Court of Vermont, raised ' a case
brought by Montpelier Instance Com
pany which contested such payment un
der the provision of a two-year anti
suicide clause In its policy.
Suitcase, Stamps
Reported Stolen
Mrs. J. A. Zuch, 721 East Twenty-Sec
ond street, reported to the police today
that someone stole a suitcase belonging
to her from the Union Station. The
suitcase contained $325 worth of clothing.
William Russell, 722 East Twenty-Sec
ond street, reported that burglars entered
his house and stole thirty 1-cent stamps.
Bandits Kill Sleuth in
Craps Gamc^Hold-up
EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Nov. 15.—Perry
Frost, 45, a local detective, was shot to
death here early Sunday lu a battle with
three men whom Frost and another de
tective found holding up a craps game.
After shooting Frost, the bandits es
caped with about $3,500 taken from the
players. Two suspects are held.
Jitney Driver Slain
in View of Hundreds
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 15.—1n the
midst of a traffic jam with hundreds
looking <vs, Dewey Morgan, jitney driver,
waa shot to death on Kansas City’s busi
est corner. V. P. Miller, jitney passen
ger. was arrested and admitted the shoot
ing. Morgan was shot fire times in the
buck.
Miller told police ho shot Morgan be
cause the latter had lured his wife from
her home. Police had difficulty In saving
Miller from the angry crowd which
threatened lynching.
Morgan owned several livery and Jlt
ney motor cars. Millar drove one of
these exu-e for Morgen M night .
NO. 161.
The contract also provides that In case
of gas shortage at any time up to July
1, 1921, the company shall provide gas
to consumers In the following order:
1. Consumers who use gas for cook
ing, lighting and water heating In
homes, hospitals, hotels and restau
rants.
2. Consumers who use gas for In
dustrial and commercial purposes.
3. Consumers who use gas in stoves,
grates or other heating appliances for
heating purposes.
RATIFYING MEASURE
TO COUNCIL TONIGHT
An ordinance ratifying the contract
will be presented to the city council
tonight, according to Samuel A. Ashby,
corporation counsel.
A program of definite improvements
which the company agrees to make by
Dec. 31, 1921, is given In the contract
as follows:
Gas storage holder of 5,000,000 cubic
feet capacity; improvement of existing
water gas apparatus; two additional boil
ers of 500 horse power each, with auto
matic stokers and fue] handling equip
ment and crushed coke handling equip
ment; water pump and cooling equip
ment to replace equipment destroyed by
fire In September and to enlarge coke
handling capacity.
The agreement to make these improve
ments is subject, however, to the com
pany's ability to dispose of stocks or
bonds, or both, which must be issued to
finance them. The contract on this point
says:
“Its (the company’s) agreement to
make such improvements is conditioned
upon its ability to dispose of such se
curities on terms and conditions to be
approved by the Public Service Commis
sion of Indiana, and the company agrees
to be diligent and use Its best efforts In
endeavoring to sell such securities."
The clause providing for plant im
provements has been discussed for more
than a month In a number of conferences
between the board of works, the council,
Mr, Ashby and officials of the company,
following an Informal statement by mem
bers of the public service commission that
the city has the right to order such ex
tensions as well as the extension of mains
provided for In the franchise.
Termination of the present contract Is
fixed at July 1, 1921, because the inem
l>ers of the council did not desire the
company to have the permanent right to
ration gas because it was feared this
would be taken as an excuse for not
making earnest efforts to make shortages
impossible in the future. It is said.
CLAUSES PREFACED
DY REASONS.
The agreement clauses of the contract
are prefaced by statements of reasons
for the amendments to the franchise a*
follows:
1. The consumption of gas has steadily
increased, so that the entire production
has proved insufficient a: times to ade
quately supply all consumers.
2. Gas for cooking lighting and water
beating purposes is now used In prac
tically every household, hospital, hotel
and restaurant in the city and such use
has become vital to the comfort, wel
fare and life of ail the people of said
city, so that in case of a shortage or in
sufficient supply of gas from any cause,
gas for cooking, lighting and water heat
ing should be supplied first In pref
erence to gas for other purposes.
3. Because of th e present high price of
coal as compared with the low price ol
gas there Is an abnormal disposition to
resort to the use of gas for heating aur
poses.
In the event there is a shortage sc
serious that the company realizes it can
not supply all consumers the contraci
makes it the duty of the company tc
notify immediately the board of work
iu writing and the public through pub
licatlon of a notice in the three dally
newspapers of greatest circulation. Th>
company also shall notify the publi
that it will give preference to consumer
In yje order strted above.
RESPONSIBILITY .ALSO
ON CONSUMER.
When such publication Is made node
to the board of works given and prlorlt’
established it is made unlawful for any
consumer to use gas for any of the pro
hiblted purposes during the period ol
shortage. In the event any consume:
violates the order the company is giver
the right to Inspect his premises and
turn off his gas. The consumer only can
(Continued on Fag* Eleven.)
Offers Miss Canine
Job as Secretary
Circuit Judge Harry Chamberlin today
tendered to Miss Agnes Canine, now as
soclated with the city legal department,
the secretaryship to the court for a six
year period beginning Dec. L Judgf
Chamberlin stated that Miss Canine It
qualified for the position because of hei
legal experience. Miss Canine has noi
notified the court of her decision.
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