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Rain, turning to snow, tonight. Temp.
25 to 30 degrees. Tuesday cloudy.
Foreman’s Testimony Held Im
portant in Investigation of
Building Collapse.
Interest In the investigation to fix the
responsibility for the coUapse of the new
Emmerich Manual Training High School
building centered today in the testimony
of Dave Carroll, in charge of the work
men who placed the large derrick on top
of the steel skeleton.
Carroll, together with workmen who
assisted him in placing the derrick, were
•eheduled *o appear before the coroner
this afternoon. Carroll is employed by
the Ittenbach Stone Company.
Much Importance was attached to Car
roll's testimony because of the coroner's
statement that he is attempting to de
termine whether the derrick was prop
erly supported by guy wires to prevent
Albert Berner, vice-president of the
Hetheringtor. & Berner Iron Company,
wxs an Important witness at the morning
Mr. Berner was not present at the time
the brill ding collapsed, but he was ques
tioned as Ir the condition of the steel
used in the building, and as to whether
the specifications for the steel work cor
responded to that set forth in the city
building code.
Mr. Berner stated that the steel work
met the specification of the building
code in every war. He remained in the
coroner s office only a short time.
A. B. Button and .T. A. Wiest, who
stood looking from the window of the
Bpacke Machine and Tool Company
across the street from Manual Annex
at the Instant the structure collapsed,
described the sight.
SAY STmu, folded
They said the ironwork appeared to
start to fold up from the north, the
tresses falling against each other like a
row of dominoes toppling over when the
Ironwork buckled at a point near the
derrick, the giant derrick sank from
sight amidst the twisted steelwork in the
central part of the building, they testi
s fied.
Marion West, 308 Terrace avenue,
hoisting engineer, has been reaub
poenaed to appear before the coroner.
It is understood other witnesses who
appeared at the coroner’s office the first
day of the investigation and testified win
be recalled to give further testimony
to make clear some of the questions
that have not been fully answered.
Just what West's testimony will be
is not known, but when interviewed soon
after the accident West stated that the
derrick, which some state was the cause
of the accident, had not moved for five
minutes previous to the collapse of the
West was employed by the Ittenbach
Ftone Company as a hoisting engineer
and control:*-,i the operation of the big
derrick which had been erected on top
of the rteel structure.
Robert Berner of the Hetberington &
Berner Company, was scheduled to be a
witness before the coroner when the hear
ing resumed. The investigation, which
is being conducted in the coroner'*
office in the basement of the court
house, is taking place before both city
Bud county officials under the direction
(Continued on Page Two.)
Rilev Hopes Council Will
Rush Purchase.
Hop** that the city council will not de
lay longer than Is necessary the ratifi
cation of fho contract for the purchase
of two new five-ton motor trucks to be
added to the ash hanling department
equipment wa expressed by Thomas A.
Riley, Democratic member of the board
of works In charge of this branch of city
work, today.
The council received the contract, which
calls for the expenditure of approxi
mately SIB,OOO for two White trucks, of
■pedal chassis design, a week ago. The
next meeting will l*e Dec. 6 and It Is not
thought likely the council will act upon
the contract until that tlm<\
Any unnecessary delay In the delivery
of th trucks might seriously hamper
the work of ash collection at a time
when It would be most Inconvenient for
the public. Mr. Riley said. At present
the ash collection department Is oper
ating four trucks and four units of six
ash trailers each. These are going at
full capacity every week day. Should
one truck break down, the department’s
efficiency wonld be cut 25 per cent, and
Just that percentage of the populace be
The board is purchasing six additional
trailers, which, with one of the new
trucks, will comprise a now collection
unit. The other truck will be for use
In case one of the regular power vehicles
breaks down. With the new collection
unit It will be possible to take care of
it the Increased ash load coming from sev
eral new apartment houses on the north
The board has negotiated a contract
with the Troy Wagon Works Company
of Troy, Ohio, for the six new trailers
at a total cost of $!>.360, delivery to be
twenty-on® days after approval by the
council. The ordinance ratifying this
contract probably will be sent to the
council some time this week,
Mr. Riley reported that from ten to
fifteen complaints are received by the
oeh department dally. This, he said,
compares very favorably with the winter
before last w hen the city first took over
the work from a private contractor.
J'rom 150 to 250 complaints per day was
the rule then.
The board confirmed the following res
For main sewer from the main Inter
ceptor In Merrill street to Sand street,
thence In Sand street to Kentucky ave
nue; for local sewer In Buckingham
Drive from a point east of Boulevard
Place to a point east of Cornelius ave
nue and for a local sewer la Belmont
atvenue from the first alley north of
Michigan street to Tenth street.
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m..
Nov. 23: Rain turning to snow tonight:
colder with lowest temperature, 25 to 30
degrees; Tuesday partly cloudy.
6 a. m 42
7 a. m 42
8 a. m 41
9 a. 41
10 a. m 41
11 a. m. 40
12 (noon) $9
Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Close Matter, July 25, 1914, at
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Quibble Over Age of Man
Convicted of Sister’s Death
Although Ollie Brown, convicted of
manslaughter as the result of the death
of Bister Mary Blanche of the Bisters of
Providence, who was killed when she
was struck by a taxi driven by Brown
on Monument Circle April 9, has been
sentenced in Criminal Court at least
three times in the last three years, there
arose today a question as to his age and
consequently a question as to whether
he should go to the State Reformatory or
the State Prison.
Records at the reformatory, whore he
served two sentences, show that he Is 29.
He testified in Criminal Court in the
course of the manslaughter trial, that he
was 25, and the Jury found this to be
his age. Accordingly, he was sentenced
to serve two to twenty-one years in the
State Reformatory.
Complications developed when officials
at the Reformatory declared they were
opposed to accepting him. Asa re
sult, Judge James A. Collins of Criminal
Court has ordered Sheriff Miller to hold
Brown In the Marlon County jail until
further orders. Meanwhile, a repre
sentative of the reformatory is expected
to come to Indianapolis, obtain the com
mitment and go to Governor Goodrich
with the request that Brown be trans
ferred to the State Prison.
Under the name of Watson, Brown
was sentenced to serve a year on the
State Farm for vehicle taking In 1918.
Six months later, on the recommendation
of Judge Collins, Brown was paroled by
Farmers Organize
‘Co-op' Societies to
Fight Price Losses
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22—Four million
farmers are organized to fight lossea
from falling prices through cooperative
societies. Secretary Charles A. Lyman of
the National Board of Farm Organiza
tions announced today.
“More farmers are joining the co
operatives every day," said Lyman.
Farmers complain that prices have
gone so low they are unable to produce
food and stock at a profit.
“Hogs are the latest farm product to
feel the price depression, quotations for
live animals reaching lower level today."
Details plans for more effective nwaua
to fight falling prices wii lbe made In a
rt:ree-day congress beginning Dec. 16 in
St. Louis, to which all cooperative socie
ties in the country have been Invited to
send representatives.
Won’t Offset Retail Mart for
Sometime, Packers Say.
Sustaining losses ranging from 40 to
65 cent*, hog prices at the local stock
exchange reached the lowest level since
1913 at the close of the forenoon market
Good heavy hogs sold * $10.75 at the
close, which was a drop of 25"" rents
from the opening prices.
Commission men attribute the sharp
decline to the effect of the lower ten
dencies on the other hog markets of the
country, large receipts and a poor senti
ment In the local market.
Receipts for the past week or more
have averaged around 12,000 per day,
a high average for this time of the
Reports are to the effect that farmers
over the State have seen the hand-writing
on the wall, and are sending their hogs
to market as fast as train and truck can
carry them.
Packers say th# present drop In price*
wiH have no material effect upon the re
tail price of pork for some time, prob
ably three months, due to the fact that
packers have on hand large quantities
of high priced meats bought during the
period when hog prices were high.
Christmas Buyers to Be Bene
fited by Shopping Now.
“Shop earlier - is the advice of every
j retail merchant in Indianapolis whose
shelves contain ft suggestion that Santa
j Claus is preparing for his annual visit.
The Merchants’ Association is planning
an unusually intensive campaign In the
Interest of the early Christmas shopping
movement and every effort will be made
by the retail stores to drive home the
slogan, “Do your Christinas shopping
early ; do it now."
Every store already Is prepared for the
j increased holiday trade. Many articles
! now carried in stock could not he du
plicated before Christmas. The campaign
has a two-fold motive, to give the pur
chaser an opportunity of having a wider
selection and to avoid over-crowding In
the last days before Christmas.
"There never has been any reason for
people waiting until a few days before
Christmas to make Christmas purchases.”
Edward A. Knhn, president of the Mer
chants’ Association, said today. ‘ Through
early shopping everyone concerned Is
Mental Hygiene Body
to Meet December 17
The Indiana Society for Mental
Hygiene win hold its annual meeting at
the Claypool Hotel Dec. 17. A number
of speakers of national reputation will
be on the program. William Lowe
Bryan, president of Indiana University,
la head of the society.
To Hear Arguments in
Newberry Case Jan. 3
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22.—Supreme
Court today agreed to advance to Jan.
tlie arguments on the appeal of Sena
tor Truman 11. Newberry from ills con
viction by a Michigan Federal Court on
charges of violating the Federal corrupt
practices act during bis Senatorial cam
The court refused to advance to a hear
ing the mandamus proceedings of Charles
MacCartney of Chicago, to compel Sec
retary of State Colby to publish as an
existing law the Joint resolution of Con
gress of April 8, 1920, declaring the war
with Germany at an end.
The United Stntes Supreme Court has
recessed over Thanksgiving holiday until
Dec. 6.
Fox Resigns
William C. Fox today tendered his
resignation as bailiff to the Marion Coun
ty commissioners court to take effect
Dec. 1. Mr. Fox gave no reason In his
notice to the commissioners for resign
It Is known that Fox and County
Auditor Loo K. Feeler have had numer
ous differences. Tho position of bailiff
Governor Goodrich. He immediately
afterward appeared in Criminal Court on
a charge of vehicle taking and was sen
tenced to the reformatory. He had
served a sentence In the reformatory
previously under another name.
His second sentence to the reformatory
was for an indeterminate period of from
six months to five years. He served one
year and four months when he was pa
roled by the prison board.
It is also stated by the court that
Brown at one time escaped from the
Penal Farm 7
Brown should, under the law, now be
treated os a man who has violated his
parole, regardless of whether he goes to
the reformatory or the prison and be
required to serve at least three years be
fore he Is again eligible for parole.
Brown was one of the twenty-four pris
oners who escaped from tho Marion
County jail July 5. He was brought back
from Oklahoma recently.
Sheriff Miller regards Brown as a dan
gerous prisoner and has asked for addi
tional guards to take him to whichever
penal institution he may eventually bo
Asa result of his record, Brown could
now under the law be charged with at
least five offenses—violating his parole
three times, escaping from the penal farm
and escaping from the Marion County
None of these cases has been com
pie ted.
Vigorous Support to He Given
a Hill Providing Hetter
What form the bill to be introduced
in the next session of the Legislature,
providing for making the State a taxing
unit for school purposes, will take, was
problematical today. While it is certain
such a bill will be Introduced, the only
question that remains now is how far th*
bid Will go.
One of the main objects of the *duca
tional drive, sponsored and conducted
by the State Department of Education,
reports from which are coining in now.
was to make the State taxing unit for
school purposes. It was pointed out dur
ing the drive that under the present
method of financing school corporations,
many townships suffer to the increased
prosperity of other*.
For Instance, if a county haa an un
usually large number of large corpora
tions situated therein, the revenues de
rived by the school corporations is large.
In count tea. however, whero agriculture
Is the chief occupation, the revenue* re
ceived and apportions! to the schools is
necessarily small, thereby placing tho
school corporation In an embarrassing
position financially.
In townships of one county the school
corporations of one township msv r>e bet
ter flxtrd financially than a neighboring
township, thereby lowering the standard
of education throughout the entire
One method of aid for these poor town
ships Is now available through tho pres
ent State aid law. This provides that
in counties or townships where revenues
are so low or where finances have hern
depleted so as to not allow the corpora
tion to complete the school year with
out a deficit, tho State may loan an
amount sufficient to complete the year.
This, however. In the opinion of school
authorities of the State. Is not the proper
way to handle school finances. They
contend, as tho bill to bo Introduced in
the assembly will substantiate, that the
State should be the taxing unit lor school
purposes, and the State should fix the
levy and decree what amounts shall be
collected In various communities, us the
needs show.
Vigorous support of the proposed bill
will be given by educational authorities
of Indiana, and a campaign for better
educational facilities will be made be
tween now and Jan. 6. the time of con
vening of tho regular session of the
Two Burned to Crisp
When Plane Tumbles
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 22.—Fly
ing cadets Sygmund Szymanski. 24, New
York, and James A. Turney, 28. Berkleey,
Cal., were willed and their bodies burned
to a crisp, when a De Ilßvlland airplane
in which they were flying crashed to the
ground at Kelly field No. 2 and caught
fire here today.
Field officials said the accident was
due to Szymanski trying to take off at
too steep an angle.
Pope’s Birthday
ROME, Nov. 22. -The birthday of Pope
Benedict was celebrated hero today. The
Sncred College and members of tho diplo
matic corps presented their compliments.
During the afternoon a concert was held
in Damascus court.
Radio Phones
for Tank Corps
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.—Radio
telephone conversation from tank to
tank, back to headquarters and with
airplanes has been perfected by the
Army tank corps. Brigadier General
Itockcnb.'.ch,-chief of the corps, said
in ills 'annual report today. Ail
heavy tanks without modification can
carry the apparatus. Ten light tanks
with special turrets for the work
have been procured and forty more
are under construction.
RIDGEWAY, Pa., Nov. 22. Julia Hec
tor, 21, today la sheltered with the fam
ily of Deputy Sheriff Joseph May here
after fourteen years of unbelievable tor
lure she snys she received in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Rhinos Georgel on a farm
here. At the age of 6 she was placed In
the county poorhouse after her father
died. Soon ahe was placed In charge of
the Georg el family.
She escaped last Saturday and came to
the aherltPs office, where ah# told a tale
of cruelty frhlch has shocked the county
and results In an Investigation.
Bound • that she, was hetpleea and
Subcommittee Solicited and
Got Thousands in Cash,
Report Shows.
Revelations of the method used by the
Marlon County Republican committee to
raise a 1920 campaign fund of $40,680
from which $40,563.92 was spent, are
made In a certified report of Treasurer
Kelly C. Adams which Is now on file In
the office of County Clerk Richard V.
Large amounts were contributed to the
county fund by a number of prominent
Indianapolis men, who, In the capacity
of subtreasurerg appointed by Treasurer
Adams, solicited and received large sums
of money from county and city office
holders and men of financial and Indus
trial affairs.
The report shows subtreasurers ten
dered to Treasurer Adams sums of money
during the campaign as follows: Alvah
J. Rucker, former prosecuting attorney,
$174; R. A. Lemcke, $5,315; John W. Cas
tor, $1,702.50; William S. MeMasters. *143;
L. O. Hoesman, *5,100; Arthur Baxter,
$2,725; E. H. Wolcott, $2,500; Robert H.
Bryson, $2,026.00.
Mr. Rucker's contributors, as shown by
his report, which is a part of Treasurer
Adams’ report were mostly attorneys
such as Rucker hluiseif, Romney E. Will-*
son. George Batchelor and others.
Among the contributors on the list of
R A. Lemeko are F. M. Ayres, $250; An
ton Vonnegut, $250; F. C. Dickson, $200;
C. C. Perry, $300; H Bates, Jr., $200;
E. A. Kahn, $100; W. E. English $500;
Arthur Jordan, $200; A. M Ogle, s3**>;
Bernard Beatty, $500; A. L. Block, SSO;
George C. Brinkmeyer, $200; G A.
Efroymson. $750; J. B. K>a!ing, $100;
W. U. Avant, $250 and others.
Many small contributions are contained
on Mr. Castor's list. Many of the pres
ent county officeholder* were contrib
Attorneys were among the principal
■ contributors to Mr MeMasters
Mr. Htiesroann showed the following
j collections: W. 8. Wilson. $750; lieury
F. Campbell, $300; George U. Bock
stuhler, $500; W. C. Hand, $300; Volney
T. Mallott, $300; Cortland Van Camp,
$250; J. R. King, $2'N; Frank D. Stal
nakcr, $1J0; James W. I.lly, $100; War
<Continued on Page Nino.)
Judge Acts for Employers
on Basis of Changed
| CHICAGO, Nor 22.—Due to toe geoeril
I business depression. Judge Samuel
.* I* h''>r rb!t r in the eontro
. rors y between pecker* and thal* *•
| ploye* today agreed to reopen th* b*ar
| lug Into wngo conditions.
! Judge Alschuler said he would not per
mit any prolonged hearing and his de-
I clslon 1* expected In shout two weeks.
The decision will affect 200,000 em
-1 ploye*.
Packers, to support their petition for
i reopening the hearing. Introduced testi
mony of I/. 11. Well*, research expert for
Swift A Cos., who told of the decline In
business throughout the country.
“The Iron and steel business Is the
only one which has held up and now it
la showing signs of weakening,'' iVells
The witness told of conditions In th*
textile trades, th* leather and shoe busi
ness and other lines of Industry which
he said were operating on greatly low
ered scales.
Redmond S. Brennan, attorney rep
resenting the employes, protested against
j reopening the hearing. He declared
i packers had ample opportunity to pr*
sent their case, lint Judge Alschuler held
i that the packers were entitled to present
! evidence of changed conditions.
Venizelos With Two
of Staff Are in Italy
.MESSINA, Nov. 22 Former Premier
Venlaelos of Greece and former Ministers
Repolls and Negroponl arrived hero Sun
day on a Greek yacht. They asked the
Italian government to furnish them with
a special train to Nice.
10 Reported Dead, 6
Dying in Quebec f ire
QUEBEC,‘ Nov. 22 At least tn per
sons, mostly women and children, are
dead and half a doxen others. Including
some firemen, are dying as a result of a
conflagration which started Inst night,
wiped out a large section of a French
settlement lust outside of Quebec, causing
damage estimated at more than $500,000.
8 Killed, 64 Wounded
in Bologna Bombing
ROM E. Nov. 22. —Eight persons were
killed and sixty-four wounded in rioting
at Bologna. Three bombs wore exploded
during a meeting of the municipal coun
cil. A battle with revolvers raged In the
streets for several hours.
All Geese, Beware!
Two south side grocery keepers today
asked tlie police to search for their geese.
B. Goldstein, 18 West McCarty street,
said seven geese were stolen from a coop
in the rear yard of his grocery.
Lewis Abrahams, 1)1(1 South Meridian
street, reported throe white g<?ese as
missing from his coop.
The total value of the missing geese
la $32.
then tortured with boiling hot water
was one of tho many atrocities to which
the girl says she was subjected.
At Mays’ quarters in the county Jail a
physician was called in and examination
showed her nose had been broken and
permitted to heal without tho bone hav
ing been set; her mouth had been torn
at the sides and was twisted as a result;
on her back were two fresh wounds, In
flicted, the girl said, with a pair of
shears; there were seared spots,, made
the girl, said, with hot irons; welts on
the head and otfher parts of the body
had erideotig been vr*h a slab.
New Shipping Board Member
Decides on Self Imposed
WASHINGTON, I). C.. Nov. 22.—Driv
ing of grafters from the Shipping Board
will be a duty self-imposed on Col. Guy
D. Goff, general counsel of the board
and recently appointed a member.
Colonel Goff declared It will be his
“one and single purpose to run to cover
every person employed In the Whipping
Board or the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tlon, man or woman, clerk or official,
who is guilty of corruption, and to
prosecute them to the fullest extent of
the law, as well as every private citi
zen, whether be be tradesman, ship oper
ator, claimant, attorney, lobbyist or so
licitor, who offers the glittering bribe
or sweetens hi* petition with gold.”
The statement was prompted by the
numerous charges made before the House
Investigating Committee at New York,
involving corruption of Shipping Board
employes and persons dealing with the
boa rd.
Colonel Ooff took It on himself to as
sume the role of graft prosecutor, not
only because of his position at the head
of the legal department of the board,
but also because of hla past experience
in thla character of work.
For four years he was prosecuting at
torney at Milwaukee, conducting a graft
investigation involving members of the
Wisconsin Legislature, city aldermen and
county supervisors, and later for five
years wss United States district attorney
at Milwaukee, handling other prosecu
tion* of a iomewhat slmllnr nature.
“Graft is the twin sister to the tip."
Colonel Goff said. “A gratuity in com
mercial or social life become* bribe
when the party accepting or soliciting
the favor is a public official. Bribery in
public office is the loathsome canker eat
ing st the very roots of the Government
Itself, and poisoning the very lifeblood
of society.
“W hen men sworn to uphold the tntsg
rlty and the honor of their State barter
away It sovereignty and view s public
trust as a private snap, they are simply
conspiring renegades ready to violate
their country's confidence and to betray
its secreta."
NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—R. W. Bolling,
treasurer of the emergency fleet corpora
tion and brother-ln-iaw of President Wil
ton, named In connected wlih a reported
bribe Involving ship building contracts,
expected to appear voluntarily os a wit
ness shortly after the congressional com
mittee resumes Its Investigation of United
Bures Shipping Board operations, Fri
day. Boiling has character!ted as **a
lie’ the rwj 'rt that he acceptej 91,800
as a "lean'’ from a representative of tbu
Downey Rhlp Corporation.
Detective (Joes to Chicago for
Noble F. Ryan.
Detective tarah wnt to Chicago today
to bring Noble F. Kyan to Indianapolis
to answer tlw* charge of embezzlement
brought In a grand Jury Indictment.
The srreat of Ryan Is the climax of a
nation-wide senr-h started last February,
when C. M. Miller of Tipton reported to
tho police he had been swindk-d out
of $2,625.
Miller told the police he bad paid the
amount to Ryan, who had office* at 10*>3
Peoples Bank Building, for fifteen shares
of stock Iti a company which Ryan said
he represented and Ryan disappeared the
day the shares were to have been deliv
ered to Miller.
Tint police net was spread over tho
country and Ryan waa traced to Wash
ington, 1). C., but escaped before it was
possible to arrest him. He was arrested
in Florida, but was released without
bond and disappeared before the detec
tives from this city could be seat to
that part of the country.
Postoffice Force
Off Duty Thursday
All department of the postoffice will
be closed Thursday, Thanksgiving day,
and no deliveries of mail, except special
delivery and perishable parcels, will he
made, according to a bulletin Issued
todgy by Postmaster Robert E. Spring
Collection and dispatch of outgoing
mall will bo made aa on Sunday
15 Say Not Guilty
Fifteen defendants who were recently
Indicted by the Marion County grand
Jury, entered ideas of not guilty today
before Judge James A. Collins.
Because Panzel ShnnefT who was sen
tenced to serve sixty days on the In
diana State Farm and fined S2OO on a
charge of operating a blind tiger, did
not perfect an appeal from the Criminal
Court, he wag ordered luto the custody
of the sheriff by Judge Collins.
Bern T. Smith, confectioner of near Lon
don, today filed petition and schedules
for voluntary bankruptcy In Federal
Court. His debts amount to $22,721 and
his assets total $13,658, according to the
Special to Tho Timpr.
HARTFORD CITY, Inc!.. Nov. 22.—1 T nr
old Oamme, son of Mr. anil Mrs. Charles
Clannnc, is winner of the one-acre corn
contest in Blackford County and will re
ceive a free trip to the International
Stock Show, to be held in Chicago begin
ning Thursday. Clurnme made a per
centage with a yield of 96.6 bush
There was evidence, the physician said,
that the girl hiul been beaten merciless
ly. The condition of her shoulders and
chest is said to have confirmed virtually
her assertion that she was Just recover
ing from a recent administration of the
‘•boiling water treatment.”
When the girl appeared at the Jail she
had scarcely enough clothing to cover
her. Bhe told Deputy Sheriff and Mrs.
May that Mrs. Georgel would kill her If
■he fell into the woman’syclutches again.
Chief Burgess C. K. Difon of this city
Race oalted s meeting of ctttMss for to-
(By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis. 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates. j ßy Ma „ 50c Per Month; $5.00 Per Year.
Spread of Divorce
Is Seen as Grave
Domestic Danger
Vatican Describes Wave as
4 Threatening Family Life
and Foundations of Society 9
ROME, Nov. 22.—Th* tremendous In
crease In divorce* in the United States Is
being viewed with deep apprehension by
the Vatican. Monslgnor Bonaventure
Cerettt, adviser to Cardinal Gaspari, the
papal secretary of state, today character
ized the spread of divorce, not only in
America, but throughout the world, aa
“a wave which threatens to submerge and
destroy not only the sanctity of family
life, but the very foundations of so
Pope Benedict XV 1* not contemplating
any special measures at the present time
against the divorce evil, but it was
at the Vatican that "any attempt in till*
direction, no matter from what quarter
It comes, will receive the hearty support
of the pontiff and his official family."
Rumors have been current that Pope
Benedict would Ibsu a world-wide ap
peal against divorce or take some other
measure to combat the loosening of the
marriage tie. Monslgnor Cerretl, in dis
cussing this rumor, said:
“No change Is contemplated at pres
ent in the consistent attitude adopted by
the Holy See in regard to the divorce.
The Roman Catholic Church has always
condemned divorce and continues to com
bat it both from the pulpit and in vari
ous papal allocations dealing with the
sanctity of marriage and family ties. The
subject recently has acquired special zest
as a result of the presidential campaign
in the United States.
“That several members of the non-Cath
ollc Episcopal clergy In the United States
recently have taken a firm attitude
against divorce was a matter of deep sat
isfaction to the Holy Father, because tt
Indicates men and women with healthy
minds and religious tendencies are build
ing up a dike against this wave which
threatens to submerge and destroy not
only the sanctity of family life but the
very foundation of society. One of the
most eloquent spokesmen for the views
of the Holy See on this subject has been
and continue* to be Cardinal Gibbons.”
Western House and Senate
Members Will Try to
Get Together.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22.—Party line#
are to be obliterated and forgotten by
Midwestern and Western members of th*
House and Senate this winter in an ef
fort to remedy the situation which has
stirred resentment among farmers and
livestock raisers. It was learned her* to
Informal confcrem I #* planned among
Republican and Democratic Senators
from Western States hsve resulted In a
decision to hold tuformal conference of
Senators from all We stern States soon
after the December session begins. Sen
ator Hitchcock, Nebraska, stated.
At this conference a working program
Is to be mapped out. if possible, for con
certed action by Senators from farm and
live-lock States, regardless of party in
the Interests of the producers.
The first test of their strength Is to be
made on the Kenyon-Kenrlcks packing
bill which will come before the Senate
as soon as It meets.
Hitchcock said he and other Pomo
rrutic Senators will support the bill
energetically and will seek to amend It
to reach soma of the evils that wheat and
corn farmers are complaining of.
Senators hostile to any regulation of
the packers are preparing to talk the
bill to death. But Hitchcock predicted
they would have difficulty In sidetracking
the measure, because of the strong sup
port It will command.
“The fnrmsrs in the corn and wheat
sections have been roused to great re
sentinent," said Hitchcock, 'because of
conditions which have lowered prices to
an extent that makes their future
ruinous Corn is selling at less than the
cost of productlou and some corn farm
ers are threatening to burn it rather than
buy coal. The farmers feel there is some
thing wrong with the marketing system,
or control of tho markets, and they de
mand some corrective measures bo ,aken.
“We westerners are going to try to get
together regardless of party on measures
In behalf of our constituency.”
Wagon Mine Prices
Will Be Decided On
Indiana wagon mine operators and
those operators who have been issued
licenses since the fixing of prices In
order No. 8 of the State special coal
nnd food commission will appear before
the commission Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock, when prices will be fixed on
their production.
The hearing will ba conducted la the
Senate chamber.
12-Inch Snow Fall in
Vermont Is Reported
BURLINGTON, Vt„ Nov. 22. -Northern
Vermont today wns covered with a blan
ket of snow from ten to twelve Inches
deep. Trains were delayed because of
drifts, and electric ears In many commun
ities were discontinued.
Wilson Turkeys
Get Loose; Scrap
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.—Two tur
keys presented to President Wilson,
one from Texas and one from Ken
tucky-got loose In the White House
yard. Knowing the proximity of
Thanksgiving the two turkeys evi
dently didn't mind what happened
and the result was several minutes of
heated battle. Close observers said
the Kentucky bird won the Inter
rupted fight, but the usefulness of
the birds as roasting propositions
was unimpaired.
night to ascertain how such shocking
barbarities as those evidenced by the
girl's body could be practiced scarcely
two miles from the Elk County Court
house without coming to the knowledge
of the officers of the law.
Mrs. Georgel was arrested following
the girl’s disclosures and held for court
on charges based on the girl’s story.
She denies the accusations and declares
the girl’s scars were the result of falls.
Georgel does not appear Implicated in
the reputed brutailtt** sad has not been
Prisoners Taken in Raids on Gambling'Joints l
Held for ‘lnspection’ by
CHICAGO, Not. 22 —Eight hundred men, arrested in raids on gambling
joints throughout Chicago during the week end, toed the mark at the
Desplaines street police station today for inspection.
The inspectors were scores of Chicagoans wh ohave been held np,
robbed, defrauded or otherwise “gipped” during the last six months. As
the line of inspectors passed through the station, it also became evident
that some of those in line were wives, looking for their husbands who
failed to show at home after the Saturday night parties.
Chief Determined
to Eliminate Crime;
Pleased by Start
CHICAGO, Nov. 22.—Chief of Police
Flfzmorris today announced himself as
well pleased with tho results of the first
stages of the new campaign. Fltzmoma
I am well satisfied with the results
of the raids over the week end. I
cannot say at this time when an
other raid will be made, but I am
determined that If there is any chance
to ciecin np Chicago it will be free* l
from crime.
I am going to keep on raiding until
eTery gambling house is driven out
of business and every crook and
i gamester learns that we will not
tolerate him here. My Instruction*
on this point are clear—to pay no
attention to outside influences and
make raid* wherever the commanding
officer sees fit.
In direct contrast to the police phase
of the clean up, fourteen men, taken in
Saturday sand Sunday's raids, were dis
charged in Municipal Court when their
hearings came up.
“Nick the Greek," Dondolas waa among
those who were freed. All except Dondo
las had given fictitious names.
Legislative Inspectors Confer
With Governor.
Members of the legislative visiting
committee will soon start their tour of
Inspection of State charitbale, correction
al and benevolent Institutions. It was an
nounced today at the Statehouse. Otto
G. Fiefleld. Estes Duncan and l'avid N.
Curry, members of the committee, were
conferring today with Governor Goodrich,
and were to hold their conference well
into the afternoon.
It was indicated that Emmet F. Branch,
Lieutenant Governor ete t, will accom
pany the visiting committee on Us tour
of the State institutions, in compliance
with a wish of Governor-elect McCray,
that the Lieutenant Governor keep In
closer touch' with affairs of the State.
Reports of most of the State depart
ments and institutions are ready for
submission to the committee.
Senator Estes Duncan, Republican, is
head of the committee as organized.
Representative Fifleld is the other K
pu hi lean member and Representative
Curry the Democratic member of the
The report and recommendations of
the visiting committee must be com
pleted before Jan. 6, the dnte of con
vening of the regular session of the
Riverside Body Will
Hear Park War Report
The Riverside Civic Association will
meet at Schurman avenue and Edgemont
street, tomorrow evening, to hear reports
on the progress of remonstrances before
the board of park commissioners and the
board of public safety against the loca
tion of an amusement park near River
side Park by a private corporation.
Three Bandits Stage
Noonday Bobbery
PITTSBURG, Nov. 22.—Three-armed
bandits entered the Pennsylvania avenue
branch of the Metropolitan Trust Com
! pony a few minutes before noon today,
; held up Cashier James Richardson and
’ two girl clerks, grabbed a number of
packages of money lying on the counter
and then escaped In an automobile. Bank
officials have not announced the amount
of money taken.
Say Man Confesses
Theft of Four Autos
George Cecil, 29, of (140 East Now York
i street, confessed to detectives today he
; had stolen four automobiles belonging to
residents of Indianapolis.
When Milton McGaw, S2l Lomekc
building, recognized his stolen automo
bile parked in front of Cecil's home, he
notified the police and Cecil was ar
The other cars tho police say, Cecil
admits stealing, are owned by Walter H.
Bridging, 2985 Noafch Capitol avenue;
James B. Sellmer, 8219 East New York
street, and N. J. Moore, apartment 26,
j Eugenia flats.
| Cecil la held on a charge of grand
| larceny.
Boy of 7, Struck by
Interurban, May Die
Gilbert Ecklor, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy C. Eckier. 4061 Byram avenue, is
at the Methodist Hospital today and
i physicians say he has but slight chance
1 to recover from injuries received when
j ha was struck by a traction car while
he was on a bridge over White River
near Northwestern avenue, Sunday.
Eckier and two other boys, Richard
and Earl Dee, 4064 Byram avenue, started
to run across the interurban bridge when
an In bound traction car on the Dafay
ette line, in charge of Clarence Demott,
inotorman, came around a curve.
The car was so close to the bridge that
the inotorman could not stop before hit
ting the boy. The other two boys es
KANSAS' CITY, Mo., Nov. 21.—Dennle
Chester, charged with the murder of
Miss Florence Barton, a society girl
here and who waa recaptured near
Oeonton, Neb., Friday, after a iAa
NO. 167.
Among the prisoners—the largest num
ber ever taken In a crime raid In Chi
cago—were men who gave the appearance
of being well to do, established business
men. It was rumored n banker, several
city officials, a court clerk and other
leaders, were caught In the drive to clean
up the city, directed by Charles Fltzmor
ris, Chicago’s youthful new chief of po
lice. Practically all arrested gave ficti
tious names. None was released on bail
until his case had been considered by the
bureau of identification.
The first tangible result of the raida
was the unearthing of what police say
Is ono of the biggest gambling house*
in the country.
Slips of paper taken from a drawer ’n
the rooms of Clarence Lazarus at 4508
Grand boulevard, where roulette wheels
were confiscated and twenty-four men—
many of them prominent In the city's so
cial life—were captured, gave a startling
sketch of the large sums won and lost
during an evening’s play.
Instances in which the “house'’ paid
out more than SIO,OOO were frequent, but
times when the “house" won more than
$15,000 in an evening were far more fre
Many of the slips contained memoranda
of the occasions when “Nick the Greek"
Bondolas, who had $154,000 on his person
when be won more than $3,000.
Ihe name of "Nick the Greek" and a
man called "Weinberg” occurred fre
quently in the list made from the slips.
On one occasion Chicago’s “Monte Carlo"
scratched from its books $14,500 and
placed It to the credit of the “Weinberg"
entry. On another occasion $51,751 wea
paid to the devotees of chance.
The following slips containing sketchy
Information as to sums won and lost over
a short period are held by Police Ser
geant John Farrell:
“Nov. 14, house won $23,669.
“Oct. 4, won. $15,415.
"Oct. 4, Nick won $4,200.
“Oct. 9, Rosenfleld lost SIO,OOO. -
“Oct. 9, Weinberg won SB,OOO.
“Oct. 9. house won $9,200.
"Nov. 18, bouse won $13,342.
“Nov. 18, Nick won $3,000.
“Nov. 17, Weinberg won $5,000.
“Nov. 17, Weinberg won $14,500.
“Nov. 13, house lost $5,300.
"Oct. 0, paid out $220,570.
“Nov. 2, out $51,751.
“Nov. 2, Nick won SB,IOO.
“Not. 14. Tony Roggio won $10,500i"
Although ninny women fashionably
dressed were found in the highest gam
bling dens they were not taken into cua
tody but were given a lecture by the
raiding policemen and then sent to their
homes. Only the men were held.
Chief Fitxmorris, when approached to
day by newspaper men, refused to make
any statement for publication with re
gard to future efforts at cleaning np the
city. “I am making no statements to
any one." Fitzmorris said. "The work
I nra doing must speak for Itself."
The men in custody today were taken
In a series of spectacular raids on some
of the most notorious gambling houses
In the city. Many of them, the police
declare, have been found to be men with
police records. These are being kept on
exhibition and all persons who have
been robbed in Chicago recently hav*
been asked to view them in an attempt
at identification.
All of the men taken are being held
under strict orders and effort* of friends
to obtain their release have been frus
trated by the police.
Former Empress
Has Serious Relapse
LONDON. Nov. 22.—Dr. Vandeburgh
of Leyden University has been called to
attend the former Empress Augusta Vic
toria of Germany, according to the Lon
don Mail. The physician was said to
be in constant attendance, the former
empress having suffered a serious re
lapse. Prince Adelbert was reported to
have arrived at Doom while the empress'
other sons have been summoned.
TRIESTE, Nov. 22.—A1d0 Cassulo, a
newspaper men. was wounded In the
forehead nnd arm in a duei here today
with Dr. Giovanni Nicolich.
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