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Fair tonight and Saturday-. Warmer to night. vol. xxxm. WATER CO. ASES RATE INCREASE TO MEET TAXES Boost Sought From 5 to 20 Cents Per Month, Accord ing to Petition. PLANS TO SPEND $600,000 In a petition for Increased rates filed today 'with the Public Service Commit a!on, the Indianapolis Water Company declared that the high city, county and State taxes have practically absorbed the grant made by the commission a year ago. The company sets forth that the rate granted on Pec. 31. J 9, increased the revenue to a figure between $123,000 and *130,000. but that taxes increased during the same period from $155,000 to $244,000 and that as a consequence approximate ly $56,000 of the higher rate went to pay the new taxes. The petition declares that the water company is planning extensions and Im provements during the next year that will total $600,000 and that It will be neccessary to Issue, bonds to make tbls program possible./ The company asks the commission to sc? a rate that will bring a fair return on its investment and one that will enable it to undertake the extensions at once. WILL BCN FROM 5 TO SO CENTS FEB MONTH. The schedule of rates and tolls attached to the petition show that the amount believed necessary by the company would Involve an increase of from 5 to 20 cents a month to the consumers, according to the size of their Installations. The company, in the petition, specifies that during 1020 It has been “subject to increase* in labor costs and also in costs of all materials used, and that petitioner’s operating costs have been greatly in creased during tho year by reason of city, county and State taxes, which in creased approximately from $155.000 in 1910 to $244,000 In 1920. In other words, approximately $86,000 of the $125,000 re lief granted under the order of Dec. 31. Wl9. was absorbed during the year in added taxes: that the total increases in costs have practically wiped out all of the relief given In said order." Continuing it sets forth that the com pany in the last year “has expended approximately $320,000 for extensions and betterments to its property; that saia expenditure was financed In part through the issuance of $295,000 of 7 per cent preferred stock, which stock was sold at a discount, and petitioner aays that in view of its present investment in the property and the increased cost of opera tion, with taxes as above recited, peti tioner’s net earnings are no more favor ably to be company than they were as 4f Nov. I, 1919. “Petitidner further says* that rhe- re quirements of the city of Indianapolis for water main extensions for the year 1921 will be in excess of $200,000; that it is necessary for petitioner to begin immediately the construction of a stor age reservoir of ten million gnllons- ca pacity to supplement petitioner's pump ing capacity, to care for said city of Indianapolis during the summer season nu that said reservoir will cost ap •phosimately $283,000r that additional -veils, bridges across the canal, new taffies in sedimentation basin, meters and other necessary extensions to the property, will bring a total expenditure 'or extensions and improvements during 1921 to $600,000; that a!l of said exten sions and betterments are absolutely (C ontinued on rajp Fifteen.) BROWN GUILTY; 2 TO 21 YEARS Taxi Driver Convicted of Man slaughter in Death of Catholic Sister. Ollle Brown today was found guilty of manslaughter in Criminal Court and sentenced by Special Judge Leathers to erTe from two to Twenty-one years In the State reformatory. The manslaughter charge grew out of the death of Sister Mary Blanche of the Sisters of Providence who was killed on Monument Circle when struck by a taxi cab driven by Brown. The jury retired shortly before 4 •'clock yesterday afternoon and when a verdict was not returned late in the evening. Judge James M Leathers, who Is presiding, instructed the jury to re turn a sealed verdict at 9 o'clock this morning. Just as the Jury retired. Sister Theo data. the companion of Sister Mary Blanche McCormick, at the time of the fatal accident, walked slowly over to where Brown sat with a guard nearby. Sister Theodata said softly to the taxi driver, who only a few hours before had admitted a criminal record, as well as acknowledging that it was his car which struck Sister Mary: 0 "I hope that you will be a better man and I will offer prayers for yon.’’ The indolent look that Brown wore during the trial faded from his face as he gazed Into toe eyes of the aged Sister, and as he realized the great meaning of the nun's words his face lost its stem and hardened aspect for a few seconds. He defended himself by saying that it was “an unavoidable accident." Sister Theodata again expreseed the hope that he would be a “better man." As the aged sister, whose eyesight has been Impaired by years of splendid serv ice, walked slowly away from the taxi driver, many o? the spectators cried softly and a lawyer or two was seen to brush away the tears. Brown on the witness si and admitted that be had a criminal record and it was ipparent that he had shaped his testi mony to save himseif from a prison term. Although he denied he was speed ing, the State contends that when his evidence is studied carefully, everything points to fnst and reckless driving. Slater Mary Blanche McCormick, for many years slater superior of the Holy Rosary School, was fatally Injured by Brown’s taxi on Monument Circle about noon on April 9, last. Witnesses for the Rtnfe claimed that Brown wns driving at 1 rate of speed from twentv-fi\e to thirty miles an hour. This Brown denied. Tie ilalmed he was going only twelve miles in hour. Many students of the late Slater Mary attended the trial. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.. Nor. 2rt: Fair tonight and Saturday; warmer tonight. MOi RLY TEMPERATi'RK. 6 a. m 40 7 a. m 40 8 a. m 40 9 a. m 40 10 a. m..... 52 U a. m., 55 13 (noon) 66 Published at Indianapolis, Ind., Daily Except Sunday. And None Knew It A. M. Glossbrenner, Republican member of the city sinking fund com mission, whose term expired Oct. 4. will be reappointed, Mayor Charles W. Jewett announced today. The fact that the term of the commissioner had expired more than a month ago slipped the attention of city officials since there has been no meeting of the commission during that period, it was said. John E. Hollett is the Democratic member of the commission and City Controller Robert H. Bryson is a ex officio. The mayor h*s indicated that he will reappoint Samuel Rauh, whose term expires the end of this year, to the board of park commissioners. SNAG RETARDS PLAN HATCHED AT WEST BADEN Republicans Don’t Want New in Cabinet and Hays as Senator. The West Raden conference plan of awarding a cabinet job to Senator Harry S. New and placing Will H. Hays in the United States Senate to fill the vacancy and run for election in 1922, ha struck a gnag, . . • . The rank and file of the Republicans of Indiana are not warming up to the proposal, and Warren T. McCray, Gov ernor-elect, has begun to hear some de cided objections to the appointment of Hays as a Senator. As Mr. McCray has let it be known that he will endeavor to make his ad ministration an administration for the people of* ImllAna. without regard to possible national honors for Ulmse'.f, , tiiere is a growing doubt in the minds of many Republicans that he will agree to appoint H.iys to the Senate in event Harry New retires. Opposition to the appointment of Hays is coming from Republicans who declare that he is not entitled to anything at the hands of Indiana’s administration. They say Hays has never put hi* pop ularity to the test in tin* State. and while he has been mu 'h advertised as a pop ular man. there is nothing to indicate that he has any popularity outside of the little drop* of political managers and officeholders with whom be has always transacted party business. These same objectors to the appoint ment of Hays declare that in event Mr. McCray should have tho opportunity to appoint a Senator he should not over look the eligibility of Arthur It. Robin son of Indianapolis. Mr. Robinson got 25.000 Totes that his opponents were compelled to count in a primary race that was so corrupt that It brought a complaint out of the easy going Senator James E. Watson when Harry New was nominated. • In the State convention Robinson had the pledges of 100 delegate* and the (Continued on rage Fifteen.) Report 3 Americans KiMed in Mexico MEXICO CITY. Not. 19.—An uncon firmed report was received here today that three American* haTe been killed in strike disorders in the State of Coahuila. Neither Government officials nor own ers of the coal mines where the riots oc curred have been able to verify th re port. It is admitted, however, that tur bulence In the mining fields Is increas ing. Toole in Each Class To find four representatives of one family attending college at the same time Is -oiisidered somewhat unusual, bnt to find fourth brothers attending the same school at the same time, and ea'h a of a TirpJty In the class of 181*7. Aw—We All Do It! An extremely heavy Individual halted before one of the downtown “your cor rect weight free" scales, carefully peeled “I’ve gained ten pounds!" What a Come Down Chnrb-s F. Miller of the Vacuum Oil Company was visiting a farmer near Mar tinsviile, jn the vicinity of whose home __ was a resort noted for Its musical enter tainment. The farmer was a Du roc Jersey hog fancier and invited Miller to go with him to “hear the Duroc chorus." With visions of Jazzy songs, chorus women and all attending Joy, Miller painstakingly shaved and touched up his face with a bit of powder, donned anew suit of clothes, carefully polished his shoes and at length annbunced that he was ready to hear the Duroc chorus. The farmer conducted him to the pen where it score of hogs, pigs and piglets w i-.- grunting and squealing. When they had watched the proceed ings for what Miller considered a reason able length of time he rather impatiently inquired: “When are we going over to hear the Duroc choru*?” “Why, this is the Duroe chorus,** was ths reply. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at Postofflce, Indianapolis Ind., under act March 3. 1879 INDIANA G.O.P. SPENT VAST SUM IN CAMPAIGN Manufacturers and State Ma chine Men Donate Most of $222,438.18 Raised. PARTY IN DEBT $77,202.62 The contributions of large sums of money by important manufacturers of this city and of the State as well as by the friends and associates of Governor James I*. Goodrich and these increased by contributions from the Republican national committee as well as candi dates on the Republican State ticket, aided in swelling the campaign fund of the Indiana Republican State central committee for the last election to the big sum of $222,438.15. This is revealed in a certified report of campaign contributions and dis bursements made by Fred C. Gardner, treasurer of the Indiana Republican State central committee for a period ex tending from Nov. 16, 1918. and ending N'ov. 17, 1920 ntifi which is now on file in the office of County Clerk Richard V. Sipe. The report shows' that regardless of the fact that $242,438.15 was contributed, out of which $222,308.44 was spent, the committee owes $77,202.62. Os that debt $60,000 Is due the Indiana National Bank of Indianapolis as loans; $755,32. the Thomas Susnck Company for advertis ing; $5 968.95, the Hotel Severin for headquarters rental; $5,510 69, William B. Burford for printing, and S3,JO 1 ), the American Tent and Awning Company for tents. This report is an Illuminating com mentary on the tremendous expense of the last campaign of the State Republi can committee, which . resulted in the complete election of the State Republi can ticket from Warren T. McCray a* Governor to the smallest state office. The report also reveals the extensive ns wall as the expensive methods used by the committee in exploiting and advertising the candidates. Every available method apparently was used regardless of the cost. GOODRICH EARI.Y CONTRIIU TOR. When Mr. Gardner became secretary, he reports that there was a balance of $3,129.51 on hand on Nor. 16. 1918, and that on Nov. 20, 191$. Governor Janies P. Goodrich contributed $1,000; on Dec. 9, Will H. Hays, now the National Re publican Chairman, contributed $2,000, aqd on Dec. 19, W. B. Lackey gave SI,OOO and the National lieputdiran Congres sional committee caine across with $2,000. Only small donatlous were made in 1919, the report shows. On Jau. 6. tho Fountain County Republican Central Committee gave $75; H. L. Johnson. $500; George I.etnaux, $100; G. A. Ball, F. C. (Continued on Fags Nine.) MOVE TO MERGE 2 DEPARTMENTS Plan to Put State Fair Under Conservation Body. Steps will be taken by the State Board of Agriculture at 1U meeting here next month looking toward consolidation of the board twi-d the State department of conservation. i‘. was learned her* today It Is understood that the proposition has the indorsement of Governor-elect Warren T. McCray nnd members of the board, hut is strongly opposed by Rich ard Lteber, director, anil other mem bers of the department. This would be In line with the pro posal fostered by some members of the board to abandon Its present statua in favor of another agricultural body with full, insteaJ of qu.ia! publle powers, and to turn over the State Fuir Grounds to the State government. At the present time the grounds eonstltute a private In stitution. The next meeting of the board Is pro Wired to discuss a bill for presentation to the Legislature which convenes in January providing for such a change. The idea < f such a movement would be to direct all the efforts of tho conserva tion department into a channel connect ing directly with the farm life of the State. I'nder the plan, the divisions of i ?ology. entomology, forestry and the other parts going to make up the con servation department, would turn their energies toward improving and enlarging the crops and taking advantage of the nutural resources of Indiana. Greencastle Mayor Is Hunting for Coal ftperls! to The Times GREENCASTLE. Ind., Nov. 19 Mayor Bartley was in Indianapolis Thursday conferring with the State Coal Com in Is si >ri In an attempt to obtain a sufficient coal supply for Greencastle. The mayor has been In communication with the commission for a week, bur, has gained little In the way of increased coal supply for the city. Many households here are without fuel. Receiver Named for Transfer Company Clarenee Earl Armstrong was appoint ed receiver of the Armstrong Transfer and Warehouse Company by Judge Solon Carter of Superior Court, room 2, on a petition tiled by Clarence M. Armstrong to secure payment of $1,054.73, in return for services performed In the eapnelty of president of the company. The petitioner claimed the company had total assets of $42,300 and a total liability of $14,200 nnd convinced the court that a receiver should be appointed to manage the affairs of the company. Hog Market Hits New Level at Yards Here Hog prices today hit anew low level for the year, whan on a further doeline of 50 cents, the bulk of the good hogs were sold at $11.75 to sl2. Commission men attribute the slump In the market to the large receipts that have been pouring into the market fn the past week, the lower tendency of some of the other lending hog markets of the country, anil to the general disfavor of the public against the prevailing high prices. Declines set In more than three weeks ago, and have continued since that time with more or less Irregularity. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19.—Dclines in the hog market here continued today. Prices ranged from sll to $11.60, anew low for tho last four years. CLEVELAND, Nov. 19 —For the first time since early in 1917 tho best grades of hogs sold here today for $12.30. Hogs opened 65 cents under yesterday’s close. Bt'FFALO. N. Y., Nov. 19. -Best grade of hogs reached the lowest price since 1917 on the East Buffalo inaiket today. They were quoted at $12.50. It waa predicted by live atock men that the price will go still lower because of th* drop in the price of c*rn. cut class, is a dis tinction held by few. That is the dis tinction enjoyed by the Toole t.rothers of De Pauw Univer sity. Carl, senior; Oa lean W„ Junior; Orin A., sopho more, and Manley E., freshman, are sons of the Rev. R. 11. Toole, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Bedford, who was graduated from Dc Pauw Unl- off his overcoat, threw It across his arm and hopped on the platform of tiie scales. He watched with dismay as the In dicator rushed past pound after pound, and when the dial finally settled on the 215- pouud mark he turned to a friend and moaned: INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1920. Gen. Nivelle, Verdun Hero, Indianapolis’ Guest Today Tho hero of Verdun. Gen. Robert Georges Nivelle, will be a guest of Indi anapolis tonight and tomorrow. He will participate In the tercentenary celebration of the landing of the May flower at the First Baptist Church tonight. Tomorrow morning he will be taken on art* automobile tour of the city by a committee of the American Legion headed by Bowman Elder. In the aft ernoon he will attend the Wabush-De Pauw football game at Washington Park, in the evening he will attend a dinner In his honor at the Chamber of Com merce. General Nivelle came to tho United States as an official representative of the French government at the many celebrations of the anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims. He was at one time commander-in chief of the English and French forces on the western front with the rank of field marshal. Besides General Nivelle, Col. Paul Azan. bis aide, and Dr. H. L. Willett of Chi cago will speak at the meeting tonight, which win be under the auspices of the Indianapolis Church Federation. At the dinner ti morrow night Governor Good rich. Mayor Jewett and MaJ. Gen. George W. Road, commander of the sth Army Corps, will lie the speakers. Tho following committee was named by Mayor Jewett to meet General Nivelle, who will arrive at 4;30 o'clock: E. J. Dubois, Felix Schwart, John Ray and Auguste Dryer, representing the ludlan- DECLARES PULL ' - CHECKED QUIZ Investigator Testifies to Po litical Influence in Ship ping Board Scandal. NEW YORK, Nov. 19,—Political lnffn cnee was used to prevent thorough In vestlgatlon Into the purchase of shipping board supplied at New York, Peter J. Sullivan, for elvn ju;r* an invstigator for th Unttd Stats Trasury Department, told the congcaiional Investigating com .id Ue* today. Sullivan said he had been ordered to survey “to the bottom" the activities of the purchasing department, which was In charge of David Whamoßd, but that wheu "certain matter* were being unearthed Whamond threatened to have me pulled of the Investigation.” “My month * w rk had shown,” Sulli van contlni ed, that firms which had made low bid* had received scan! atten tion. “Were you pulied off the inveatigation asked Chairman Walah. “Yes, I was transferred to Nogales, Arix." Sullivan said his a islstsnt, Martin J. Jewel), of New York, was left to Com pict the investigation. Jewell said he found Irregularities in purchasing ship ping board supplies and the disposal of these supplies. j " '•Shipping board officials *t New York could nut 'ovi-rrat- wtfc. ie We f condition* t th" -- shipping board ware houses deplorable. There wet* no Inven tories and no means of checking Bj> an enormous supply of goods of all descrip tions. We couldn’t ascertain where all tho stuff went to." l Governor Goodrich Issues Proclamation Governor Goodrich's annusl Thanks giving proclamation, calling on the peo ple to observe Thursday, Nov 23, "as a holiday and a day of thanks to God for the blessing* bestowed on u during the past year," was Issued today. Lester Winter to Be New’s Secretary It was announced today nf State Re publican headquarters that I,ester Win ter, n reporter on the Indianapolis News, would become secretary to Senator Harry |S. New the first of the year. Mr. Winter will assume his new duties In Washing ton on Jan 4. He has been in tha newspaper bus! trs ever since leaving Indiana I'nivrr rliw In 190?, having served on tho An derson Herald, the Indianapolis Sun and Star and for the last thirteen years he has been a member of the News staff. Mr. Winter's original home was In Mar tinsville. Independent Ticket Put Out by Juniors An independent ticket was put in the field for the coming election of officers for the Junior <’hamli*r of Commerce for next year Ticket No. 1, made np by the regular nominating committee elected at the last meeting, wax announced yesterday. The second ticket, with Myron Hughel for president. Joseph Lutes for first vice president, George Mels for second vice president, nnd George Stafford for third vice president, was put in the field to day. Independent tickets may he put in the field by any ten members of the Junior Chamber. The eleetlon will be hold on Tuesday. Dee. 7, by ballot at the Chamber of Commerce. Works Board Asks About Street Repair A. J. Louth, manager of the Republic Construction Company, was naked by the board of public works members to day if his company will repair ruts and cave-ins which have developed In Park avenue between Forty-Second and Forty- Fourth streets. "The company put down the street more than five yearn ago. but was ordered to put It in repair be fore the five-year guarantee period ex. pi red. Mr. Loutli said he could make no promise nnd the hoard will serve legal notice upon the company to repair the street or suffer deduction from Its guar antee bond of the amount necessary to liuve the work done. The contracting company contends that It is not altogether to blame for the fact that tho street did not wear well, Mr. Louth asserting the city had per mitted Improper use of the pavement. Whipped to Death Special to Tho Times. GREENS BURG, Ind., Nov. 19 —nenry Vogel. 50, living one mile southwest of Napoleon, was killed this morning at the home of John Huntermau, when his clothing caught in the fly wheel of a gasoline engfine, dashed him to the ground and beating his head almost to a pulp. The engine waa running a corn shredder. jjfcgfas, Vk n GEN. ROBERT GEORGES NIVELLE. spoils French Society, and Blair Taylor, Mrs. Gilmore, Guy A. Wainwright and Miss Marguerite Do by of the Alliance Francalse. GERMANY PUTS UP BACK AGAIN Notifies League She Holds; Colony Clause of Peace Treaty Void GENEVA, Nor. 19 Germany no longer ; considers herself bound by the clause* of th* peace treaty ender which she sur rendered her colonies. This position was taken in an appeal Get many addressed to the League of Ns tlona today. The appeal protested against establishing mandates for former 'kerroan colonies.. It declared that the allies luid not abided by tho treaty, which provided that mandates for the former Gorman ; colonies were to be distributed by the league. Germany state* that sho .*> and the j | peace treaty ar.d tho league 'oove.ymf with tha expectation of betnjJ admitted I and thus b-slug iminDtod to/particlpate ; in the distribution of manciples over her ! colonics. / | Since she has not beep admitted to j membership ant. had uo s>art in the dl* : tribu'ioix of mandates, Al le appeal said, she therefor* considered/herself no longer bound by the treaty dinars affecting her ; i colonies / <*■-.m* Nicholl Large-, a labertte mem her of the BritiMi ITkrilaroent, speaking Ifj-tw'jttl* of the f rofl . a workers, urged the I fltgtie of Nations Assembly to *d kmtt ' erxnany to* the Iragm- a* soon a* possible. Rarues spoke- at length and after he h*d finished tiie*e was scattered applause from the rtalegaie* Hr pointed out that nil of the enemies of Germany, with the exception of the United States and Rut sla. ale member* of -he league and that the presence of Ameri u in the league i* greatly desired The committee on nppli ntions for membership Intth* ltaf .e did not trans ect any bualiAV After a five minute session It adjA Vned until tomorrow. INDIANAPOLIS MAN FINED $5,000 Heavy Penalties Assessed in Chicago Fraud Cases. I CHICAGO, Nov. 10 Six men nnd one • woman, officials mid employes of the I Consumers' Packing Company, were given henry fines and prison s-ntenecs by Federal Judge Kraus today as a result of their conviction of conspiracy, to usw the mails to defraud. Federal officials charged the defend ants sold slock totaling close to a mil - [ ; lion dollars to Investors throughout the i country without any Intention of making good on toe investment. | Fines and sentenced imposed Included: j Ely Thnelzer, president, fined $10,000; K J. Adcr, secretary, lined $10.0(4) and sentenced to fDe years In Ft. 1/cavea worth Prison; J, M Kantor, fiscal agent, and now living In Indianapolis, fined $5,000. Crucible Steel Cos. Elects Directors JERSEY CITY. N. J.. Nov. 19 William It. chillis and Hamilton Stewart were elected directors fur u term of three ; years of the Cruclld* St.vl Company at Its annual meeting here today. F. B. Hufnagel. W. It. Jarolrmou and Duane Armstrong were elected for a term of j thr> o years, replacing H. D W. English, , G. H. Garton .Singer, resigned, and J. j M. May, deceased. Carter Not to Sue for Election Fee Jackson Carter, Republican member of j the Marlon County board of election I commissioners, has decided not to take j to th* courts Ills claim of SI,OOO for j services as an election commissioner, but ; has accepted a check for S7OO for pay ment In full soy his services. Woodburn Masson, Democratic member, has filed suit asking for SI,OOO In the cir cuit, court. The county commissioners stated that they would not grant the SI,OOO claim, hut were willing to aettle for SBOO if there were no suits filed and If there was a contest In the courts the commissioners would allow only S7OO to each commissioner unless directed dif ferently by a court. Irish Town Official Tells of Home Burning WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—John Der ham, town commissioner of Balbriggan, Ireland, today described to the unofficial American committee of 100 Investigating conditions in Ireland, how his home had been burned by royal British constabu lary and how the houses of fifty other sympathizers with the plan to make Ire land n republic had,been destroyed. Among other witnesses were Francis Hncket.t, a writer, of New York, and his wife, who writes uuder the pen name of Signe Toksvlff; Mrs. William A. King of Trontown, Ohio, and Paul J. Furman of New York, representing the Society of Friends, a British branch of which re cently made an investigation of Irish af fairs. _ (By Carrier. Week, Indianapolis, Ido; Elsewhere, 120. Subscription Rates: } By Mall> 50c Per Month; *5.00 Per Year. PUBLIC GOUGE CHANCE SEEN IN COST PLAN Street Car Service Proposal Is Held Askance by E. I. Lewis. VIEW GIVEN TO LEAGUE Expressing fear that a rervice-at-cost plan of street car operation merely would enable a street car company to charge np in exorbitant costs to the public, E. I. Lewis, chairman of the Indiana Public t Service Commission, addressed the con vention of the National Municipal League ! today. Mr Lewis divided his speech into two parts, namely, "The Five sent Fare in Indianapolis” and "Servlco at Lost—, Panacea or Nostrum?” He gave his belief that the service-at cost plan would enable the company to “charge it up to the public'’ ns his rea son for opposing such a plan for In dianapolis. Ho spoke with considerable pride or the fact that Indianapolis Is one of the few cities with 5-oent fare and recited the history of the street car consolidation and the rate bontroversie*. Mr. Lewis laid especial emphasis on the fact that tho property of the Indian- . spoils .Street Railway Company is as- , sensed for taxation at nearjy $5,000,000 more than the value agreed on for rate making purposes and pointed to high taxation as one of the reasons for the company's difficulties. in his paper on “Tse State Trustee Flan,” James L. Jackson, chairman of the trustee* of the Boston Elevated-Rail way, explained that what is known a* the public control act, passed by the Massachusetts Legislature, effective July 1, 1918, arranged what is practically a I lease of the Boston Elevated Railway | for ten years to the State of Massaebu- I setts, as representing Boston and cer tain suburban cities and towns which [ the railway serves, five trustees to be 1 appointed by the Governor of the S4nte ! and to hold office for the lease period, being given control over the management und operation of the railway. “To the legislative mind," he said, “the probiem for experience to solve wns whether a public management could be efficient, that Is, conducted without waste and without loss of ambition or pride in achievement, and it was thought that n trial was worth while. “The basic plan for this experiment,” h* continued, "was that which I bellev* Is the best /or any street railway enter < Continued, bn Fage Twenty-Hire a.) Seeks to Enlist Women in City Managerial Plan “City managerial work Is becoming a career and profession that meu will train for,' said Dr. Augustus R. Hatton, rtcii secretary of the National Municipal League in hi* talk before the women of the Seventh District Federation of Clubs I today. "iisor cities are carrying out the managerial policy in their municipal gnvernut*ht* snd finding Hi a big sne <■**, aud lu that policy is the solution I to problem* that are troubling Indian spoils folk in connection with their city’s government," he said. Dr. Hatton urged the women to study the question of tnnungerlnl government and to back the measure when it comes before the legislature this winter. Dr. Hattons speech wn* preceded by the general business of the federation, Mrs. John Downing Johnson, chairman, presiding * The next federation session will be held Dee. 17. MAYOR JEWETT IS BACK ON JOB Mayor Charles W. Jewett came back i on the job with a bang today. He attended a meeting of the board of public works for the first time In niopths and announced plans for Imme diately pushing the city hospital nurses' house project through to completion an! plans to provide work for the unem ployed this winter, and otherwise tndl rating that the long period of compara tive Inactivity around th? executive chambers Is at an end. The mayor announced that the legal department has been Instructed to pie pare an ordinance authorizing the Is suance of SfO9,OQO worth of bonds to finance the construction of the nurses' home. It was decided at a conference attended by Dr. Herman O. Morgan, secretary, and Dr W. Latch, president of the board of public health, City Controller Robert 11. Bryson and Corporation Counsel Sam ml Ashby and the mayor to let *he con tract for excavation work immediately after the money Is available and push It to completion this winter, Mr. Jewett said. The contract for the building will lie let eariy in the spring, and the home completed during the Rummer. The big program of const ruction work which the administration plans for next year will serve to provide employment for many men now out of work and ex pected to he unemployed within a short time, the mayor said. The track eleva tion work, the municipal yards, rehabili tation of the city market and the nurses’ home will provide hundreds of Jobs, so (hat tho city will measurably releave the expected labor situation by absorbing some of the surplus. Sinn Fein Execute 2 Britons as Spies CORK. Ireland. Nov. 19.—The execu tion of two British officers ns spies was announced by the Sinn Fein today. Ac cording to the announcement, Captain Greene and Captain Chambers, who were recently kidnaped, were tried for espion age nnd then put to death. Refuses Comment E. I. Lewis, chairman of the Indiana public service commission, refused today to comment on the action of the inter state Commerce Commission, In the ac tion wherein 40 per cent Increase In' Intrastate freight rates was allowed in New York. Mr. Lewis said In view of the case pending in Indiana he could not comment on the Federal commission’s action. It is thought the action of the Inter state commission will liavo a direct bear ing on the decision of the case pending In this State. The railroads here took their case before the interstate commis sion followdng refusal of the Indiana commission to allow the full 40 per cant increase authorized In Interstate com merce, to be effective in intrastate com merce. TKXAK AFTER ANTI-JAP 3.AAV. AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 19— A bill to pre vent land owning In Texas by Japanese, patterned after California laws, will be introduced at the January session of the Texas Legislature, State Senator Bledsoo announced today. "LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY You Never Can Tell! A few days ago a writer for the Times obtained a photograph of the new Manual Training High School building that collapsed yesterday, showing the progress of the construc tion work. The picture was designed to illus trate a story describing this new school building. The print made was not up to the required standard for newspaper etching and was held up pending the obtaining of, another photograph. When the building collapsed the Inferior print was rushed through the etching room with the result that an etching that was better than the orig inal print was obtained in record breaking time. This picture, which is, as far as Is known, the only photograph taken of the building before its collapse, gave the people of Indianapolis through the Times extra their first concep tion of the nature and the extent of the accident. STEEL PRICES WILL BE KEPT ON SAME BASE Increase Justified, but Busi ness Stability First Con sideration—Gary. NEW YORK. Nov. 19.—Believing that stabilization of business Is of the highest Importance, the United State* Steel Cor poration has decided not to increase prices, although cost of manufacturing has increased, Judge E. 11. Gary, chair man of the corporation, announced to day. In a formal statement Gary declared since the base selling prices of iron and steel commodities were fixed by repre sentatives of the steel Industry and the Government in March, 1919, the produc ing costs had increased and that “under usual circumstances we would be Justi fied in making additions to the average base price.” No change in price will be made at this time, Gary stnted. Gary’s statement follow*: “Our subsidiary companies have con sistently and uninterruptedly maintained the base selling prices of all iron and steel commodities which were mutually fixed by representatives of iron and steel Interests in the United States and rep resentatives of the Government on March 1. 1919. “Since that time producing cost of all manufacturers of iron and sted, In'lull ing an advancement of wage rates ag gregating $51,000,000 a year to the rltce. Corporation and larger freight rates, have materially Increased. Under usual circumstances we would be Justified In making additions to the average base prices. “However, after deliberate and careful consideration, we have decided to rec ommend to presidents of our subsidiary companies that the present selling price of ail commodities continue in force un it*** snd until it become* necessary and proper to make changes to meet altered conditions. “IV* think stability in business is of the highest importance and that every man, to the extent of hi* opportunity and ability and even at some sacrifice, is obliged to assist in stabilizing snd maintaining prices on a fair and sane level. The producer, consumer and work man will be benefited by this attitude. ' SHOOTS MARRIED GIRL, THEN SELF Man Enters Home as Husband Leaves, Repulsed. Special to The Time*. KOKOMO. Ind., Nov. 19. Mrs Leona Hunt. I**. was shot today at her home. 123 I’urdam street, by Walter Armstrong, the bullet entering at the point of the Jaw socket. Armstrong then turned the revolver on himself, the bullet entering the head Just above the right temple. Both are said to be in a serious con dition. Armstrong wns taken to the hospital from the Hunt home, around which be had been prowling all night, and which he entered when the husband left. He committed the deed, police say. when his advances were repelled by Mrs. Hunt, who was holding a baby in her arms when the shot was fired. The infant was uninjured. I'olice investigation disclosed that Mrs. Hunt spent a night of terror and that Armstrong, whose real name has been found to be Clevenger, entered the home just before the husband returned from work and that he threw her on the bed. saying “Here Is where we end It all.” He snapped the revolver twice, according to Mrs. Hunt, before the shells exploded. She shifted the baliy to prevent injury. Mrs. Hunt says she has been annoyed by Clevenger at various intervals. She Is given a good reputation by neigh bors. Eat Corn Meal and Improve Your Health Do you know how to make corn meal cheese pudding? Or corn meal fish balls? Or Philadelphia scrapple? Or polenta? Aon may not even know what polenta is. Then there Is corn meal mush with fruit, buttermilk, waffles, corn meal puffs and fritters. Only the Initiated know the joy of cracklln bread, ash cake, corn dodger and corn poue. There are a thousand ways to use corn meal and lend variety to the diet. Corn meal is nourishing, but aside from that It stimulates the innards like a massage does the scalp. It is just scratchy enough to bo invigorating. There is more food value locked up in corn than in any other product of the American farm. The housewife who does not draw on it 1b overlooking the | nation’s greatest food reserve. Get the bulletin of the Department of | Agriculture which tells many ways to use corn meal. It Is full of practical aud tempting recipes. Frederic J. Hask.n, Director, Tile Indiana Daily Times Information Bureau, Washington. D. C. I enclose herewith two cants in stamp* for return postage on a free copy of the bulletin on corn meal. Nam* Street City Btat* NO. 165. CORONER IS NOT ABLE TO FIX ON CAVE-IN CAUSE Thirteen Witnesses Appear, but Are Unable to Aid Solution. < INVESTIGATION GOES ON An investigation of the collapse of tb new building of the Emmerich Manual Training High School, which resulted the death of Ezra W. Tabor, 1306 Brad bury street, and the injury of twenty one other workmen, war begun by Cor-’ oner Haul F. Robinson today. At the close of the morning session, the coroner stated that none of the wit nesses questioned had been able to ex plain the cause of the collapse. The testimony of witnesses will not be made public until the close of tha investigation. Thirteen witnesses appeared bnt tha testimony of three was not recorded, as it had no bearing on the possible cans* of the accident. Harry Treeter, lOidfij Southeastern are* nue. was the first witness before Coroner Robinson, Walter B. Sterne, city building inspector, and Jacob Ifinkens, represent-*' ing the city building department; Fir* Chief Louckes, and Detective* Houlihan and Long who are conducting the In* vestigation. WERE WORKING ON WEST WALL Treeter is a stonesetter and In com pany with Al Warner, employed by th* Ittenbaeh Stone Company, was working on the west wall at the time of the col* lapse. Other witnesses who testified were C, F. McCarthy, living In the Savoy flats* a plumber employ*-'! by the Freyn Brotlw ers Company; William Boipp, 1521 Madi son avenue; Rule Mitchel, 424 Nortlx Blackford street: George Mathews, 7?A South Capitol avenue; Henry Cushion berry. 430 North Meridian street; Aaron Stephens. 1010 East Eleventh street, ams John Vaughn, 435 West Sixteenth street, ail employed by the Jungclaus Company, W. H. Hogdson of the firm of .Tame* Hogdgon and Son, brick contractor*, tes tified. The morning hearing closed with th* testimony of .Tames Van Meter, 721 North *w Jersey street, foreman for the Jame* Hogdson and Bon Contracting Company. NEW INFORMATION IS ADVANCED. Van Meter is said to hare brought out new information in his testimony telllnff of two derri ks instead of one being on the top of th? high school building at th* time of the collapse, and also mentioning that he had warned a man operating * derrirk not to place more stone on A scaffold on which be was working for fear it would break down. Van Meter said ho did not believe both derrirks were rigged but that he wa* positive both were on top of the build ing and expressed it as his opinion that this made considerable weight for a roof of that type to support, and the large “stiff boom derrick." the one used for laying stone which had been in constant use Thursday, had a boom seventy-flve feet Jong. He said one derrick bad been pnKyrfr by Melvin and the other by Ittenbaeh. The grand Jury investigation will not be started until after the coroner has completed his investigation, or at least until that investigation is well under way. * - Ten snbpoenr.es were received by th* police Inst night and served, ordering tea witnesses to appear in the coroner’s in vestigation. Dr. Paul Robinson, the cor oner. issued an ord-r to each contractor who had any part in erecting the build ing to have all men employed in th* construction of the building appear at the investigation as fast as it is possiblo to notify these employes OUTCOME OF FOUR HELD AS in doubt. While Tabor was the only man Wiled in tiie accident four other men were seri ously hurt and physicians say they har* slight chance to recover. They are: Lewis Edward Neff, 51, of 923 Lexington avenue, fractured skull, City Hospital. L. C. I’ennburton. 41, of 745 King ave nue. concussion of the brain, body crushed; City Hospital. George O’Dell, 42, of 316 Euclid avenue, crushed about the chest: Deaconess Hos pital fhrlst Molten, 37, of 520 Orauge street jaw broken, head and faee out possibly internal injuries; Deaconess Hospital. Eleven of the Injured men were taken to their homes and their condition wa* reported as uni serious. Eight were re moved to tiie I’itv Hospital and two w. re taken to tiie Dcacones* Hospital, Tabor’s body will he shipped to Bed ford. ind.. Saturday morning ar.d tho f : ner 1 1 servi. es will be held at the home of his mother. Mary E. Tabor, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be at Bedford. The building was to cost the school board S4,VMVx> and the board had paid the contractors ?;i4.O(H). It had been estL mated that $150,000 worth of construction work had been completed. It was estimated today that th* los* caused by the collapse of the building wf'll’d reach about $75,000. CONTRACTORS AND FOREMEN CALLED. Coroner Robinson issued subpoenas call ing for the appearance of Fred Jnug rlaus. general contractor for the build ing; Robert Berner of the Hetherington A- Berner Steel and Iron Works; Cart Ittenbaeh of the Ittenbaeh Stone Com pany, and Herman Scherrer of the firm of Adolph Scherrer, architects for th* building. Subpoenas were for the fora men employed by the various contractor*. The coroner obtnned a list of the name* of the workmen, numbering about sixty five, and as fast it it is possible these witnesses will appear before the coroner to testify in the Investigation of the ac cident. Walter B. Stern, city building Inspec tor, is cooperating with the coroner In conducting the investigation. Chief of Police Jerry Kinney assigned detectives to assist the coroner In making the investigation and in obtaining evi dence of criminal negligence, if there was ary, in the construction of the build ing. Fugitive Caught KEARNEY, Xeb.. Nov. 10.—Dennis Chester, accused of killing Florence Bar ton, Kansas City society girl, was cap tured four miles south of Oconto today. Chester was alone and unarmed and of fered no resistance. Girl Held in Robbery OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 19.—Federal and Colorado authorities have taken Josie Clinton, 17-year-old girl wife, in connec tion with a bank robbery near Colorado Springs. FAVORS LABELING CLOTHING, PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19.--.Tohn R. ShiUady, executive director at the Na tional Consumers’ League convention, ad vocates labeling clothing so that the consumer will know what if Is made of, as a atop toward lowering prices.