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Cloudy tonight and Thursday. Tem perature about same. Tonight 34 degrees. VOL. XXXffl. LOWER PRICED MEAT FORESEEN WITHIN MONTH Chicago Packers’ Experts Pre dict Result of Livestock Drops. “SHILLING PANIC’ IS ON CHICAGO. Nov. 24. —Consumers can be gin digesting lower-priced meat within the next month as the result of present sensational declines In live stock quota tions, research departments of Chicago packers predicted today. Admitting drops from $23 to $10.50 for hogs and similar reductions In cattle markets in less than a year, theoretically Indicate great cuts in dressed pork and beef prices, these economists believe the public will benefit but little because: By-product prices—the guage of retail meat quotations—have declined. Retail dealers are reluctant to make commensurate reductions. A month Is required for cattle and hogs to wend their way through the preparation processes to the consumer s table. RetaU meat prices already should have started downward, Leslie O’Rear of the research department of Armour & Cos. said, because of lower trends of whole sale meats In the last two months. “Our prices began dropping when ex port business fell oflf, thus causing loss demand,” O'Rear said. “The wholesale prices came from $23 to sl3 on the strength of this. Retail prices should now average 5 cents under quotations a month ago. “Lately farmers have been holding oft shipments because of the election and the bumper crops. They began dumping their cattle and hogs on the market la* week—the big break was Thursday, when the decline was Trom $1 to $1.30 on hogs. It has developed Into a 'selling panic.’ ” Similar drops In by-prodncts. O'Rear explained, will curtail the effect of the decline In live stock prices because pack ers count the revenue from the waste to balance the returns from the sale of dressed meats. “While live stock is a market created by the sellers, by-products can not now be disposed of at any price,” accord ing to O'Rear. Hide quotations have dropped from S3O to s2l and offal and other by-products hare declined similarly, he said. This would result In lower prices of shoes, clothing and other articles, ac cording to experts, but the public's buy ing strike has taken away the market for the raw material. By-products of lamb, which a year ago sold at sl4, bring $1 now, accord ing to L. H. D. Weld of the research department of Swift A Cos. Weld also held retail dealers responsible because the public has .iot benefited from recent reductions in wholesale prices. FORMER PREMIER RAPS REPRISALS Asquith to Ask Condemnation of Irish Outrages. LONDON, Nov. 24.—Former Premier H. H. Asquith has given notice he will move a resolution In the House of Commons this afternoon condemning the outrages against British army officers in Ireland. “1 feel only deep abhorrence for Sun day's assassinations,” said the ex-Pre mler. "But at the same time I deplore the action of the British officials In at tempting to suppress Irish terrorism through reprisals. There is the utmost urgency for Immediate steps toward pacification.” Two persons died at Cork today from wounds received when a bomb was thrown In Patrick street. Sixteen per sons were Injured. There was renewed activity by tbe Brit ish troops and black and tan policemen at Dublin throughout the night. Pedes trians were stopped in the streets and searched. The night porter at the Hotel Gresh am in Dublin, where British array officers were killed by gunmen Sunday, has been arrested. The Jails at Dublin are crammed with prisoners. More than 100 arrests were made in Dublin and environs during the last twenty-four hours. The death list In Ireland in disorders since last Saturday Is approaching forty five. An outbreak occurred at Ballylong ford, where Edmund Oarmody, a civilian, was shot by black and tans. During the military aud police raids in the Dublin district the residence of Archbishop Walsh was raided and Wil liam Kelly, the archbishop's valet, was arrested. 4 Trainmen Injured on Southern Pacific SALEM, Ore., Nor. 24. —Four Southern Pacific freight trainmen were injured, two perhaps fatally, when a merchandise express train ran Into the rear end of an extra freight train at Chewawa to day. Details of the wreck are meager, the wreck having knocked down all tele graphic communication. Costs Cold Million to Interpret Field Will CHICAGO, Nov. 24. —Legal Interpreta tion of the will of the late Marshal Field cost $1,000,000 exclusive of the expense of managing the huge trust funds created. Judge Charles M. Foell, of the Superior Court, who construed the will, issued an order allowing attorney fees of $900,000 and court costs of $40,000. The expense resulted from a friendly suit brought by Capt. Marshal Field 111, against the trustees of the estate, to ascertain whether the death of Henry Field broke the trust provisions. The estate was valued at two hundred mil lion dollars. Judge Foell’s decision re cently sustained the trustees. Wizard Stays Indoors ORANGE, N. J., Nov. 24. —Thomas A. Edison, the wizard of electricity, who has b *n 111 with a severe cold, has vir tually recovered, although he will re main at his home for a day or two to avoid a recurrence, It was announced to day. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. in!. Nov. 25: Mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday ; not much change In tempera ture. Lowest tonight about 34 degrees. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m 88 7 a. m 38 8 a. m 39 9 a. m 39 10 a. m 40 11 a. ni. 40 12 (nr.on) 40 1 p. m.., 40 2 * —4O Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1814, at Ind.. Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Inch, under act March 8. 1878- ‘THANKSGIVING BABY' CENTRAL FIGURE IN BITTER COURT BA TTLE MOTHER FIGHTS SUIT TO TAKE HIM FROM HER Grandmother Enters Habeas Corpus Proceedings for His Possession. YOUNGSTER IS ONLY 3 Three years ago today the Thanks giving stork brought a baby boy to a home in Bloomington. As this Thanksgiving day approaches Mrs. Helen Houston, 1430 South Blaine avenue, Indianapolis, Is preparing to con test a court action which alms to take her little Thanksgiving baby boy away from her. In Bloomington, Mrs. Clemie Arnold, mother of Mrs. Houston and grandmother of little Edward Haupt Houston, the “Thanksgiving baby,” Is preparing to present evidence to substantiate the pe tition of Mrs. Arnold, asking that she be given the custody of the boy. On Dec. 3, next, Mrs. Houston and her husband, Charles, are under orders of Superior Judge W, W. Thornton to ap pear in court as the result of habeas corpus proceedings filed by Mrs. Arnold. “a 11 I want Is happlnesß and happi (Continued on Page Two.) Father Is Husband of Daughter and Dad to Their 2 Children BALTIMORE, Nov. 24.—With the In dictment here of William Jones, fit, on a charge of having married his own daughter and with being the father of her two sons, 9 and 4, there was unfolded one of the strangest tangles that has ever come to the notice of the local authori ties. Detective Thomas Hogan of Balti more headquarters, left for Jacksonville, Fla., today to bring Jones back to this city for trial. The Indictment followed most unusual circumstances, revealed to States Attor ney Robert I.each by Mrs. Annabel Jones, 27. According to Mrs. Jones, when she was a child she lived at Cambridge, Md. When she was 15 her mother died. From that time on, she declares, her father’s actions toward her changed. Some time later, the young woman avers, he told her he was not her real father, but her stepfather. She believed him, Mrs, Joneg said. In April, 1911, they came to Balti more. Shortly afterward they were mar ried at the home of a minister. The two boys, Lee and Charles, since have been born to the couple. The first Intimation she had that an was not right. Mrs. Jones said, came on April 13. last, the ninth anniversary of the wedding. At the time, Mrs Jonee declares, she had a dream la which she saw her wedding certificate as it really was. but next to Jones' name the word “father 1 ’ appeared In large letters. She then communicated, Mrs. Jones de clares, with Jones’ mother, Mrs. Lours Jones, her grandmother, and mother-in law, and was Informed, she says, that Jones was her real father and that her grandmother was astounded to learn that they had been married. She told Jonea of the circumstances, she said, and he pave her money to come to Baltimore from Jacksonville. Marriage license recorda here of April 13. 1911, show that a license was Issued on that date to William Jones. 42, wid ower, and Anna B. Freeman, 18. FERTILIZER MEN SPOIL CONTRACT One City Appointment of No Use to Holder. The alacrity with which youths In tropical clime* are reputed to dive for coins thrown from steamer decks Is noth ing compared with the rush for carcasses of dead animals by some Indianapolis persons if the story which Sam Butler, city contractor for the removal of dead unimals, told the board of public works today. Is true. Butler is manager of the New York Odorless Company. “Nearly every time I get a call some where out In Ilrightwood or some other outlying district to corne get a dead horse, my men go out and find someone has beaten them to it,” Butler raid. He Is losing money on his contract, he added, and cited as one of his most re cent unpleasant experiences a call from Mayor Charles W. Jewett’s hog farm, northeast of the city. He said one of hts men started out at 3 o’clock In the morn ing In response to a call to remove a dead hog, only to find when he got to the mayor's farm that an employe of one of the fertilizer companies was Just driv ing away with the eareasß. Butler’s contract with the eity Is ver bal. He gets $1.50 and the hide for every animal he delivers to the city reduction plant at Sellers Farm, he said. To pro tect him from the Inroads of other scav engers he asked the board to negotiate a formal contract, but the board refused on the ground that It has no power to do so, since there is no city ordinance cov ering the matter. Efforts to get such an ordinance passed by tbe council on the part of the board of sanitary commis sioners have failed. City Civil Engineer Frank C. Llngenfelter said. Lever Act Held to Apply inCoal Cases KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 24.—The Lever act was upheld as constitutional here today in a decision rendered by Judge Val Valkenburgh in Federal Dis trict Cqurt. He decided that eighteen Kansas City coal companies, under inves t'gatlon for alleged coal profiteering, mush produce the’r books for reviewal by Fed eral authorities. The coal companies had objected on the ground that the Lever act was unconsti tutional. Girl Charged With Forgery in Illinois Dorothy Cbastein, 14, who hag been staying at 1145 Mount street, was to be taken to Charleston, 111., today, where she Is charged with forgery. The girl was arrrested by detectives last night. According to Sheriff Coles of Charles ton, she has forged several checks. She left home and came to Indianapolis where she made her home with friends and has been soliciting subscriptions for magazines. NEGRO, 104, DIES AT NOBLES VILLE. NOBLESVILLE, Ind., Nor. 24.—Hanson Mabin is dead here at the age of 104. He was one of the oldest negroes in the central part of the State. He was bora k ikw7. . r: 7 . '.V'“ - ** and ** f; i&• •' *•' ; * -;a <f ; , IPy * ' / 4 . ¥ 'l * m . r MASTER EDWARD HOUSTON. Here Is Edward Houston, who Is to day celebrating his third birthday at the home of his mother in this city while his grandmother and his own mother are FAMOUS CHURCH SWEPT BY FIRE $70,000 Loss Suffered by Ply- Mouth Edifice (N. Y.), Where Beecher Preached. NEW TORK, Nov. 24.—The annex of the historic Plymouth Church, Brook lyn, where Henry Ward Beecher preached and where mementoes of the Civil War were kept, was swept by fire early today, with a loss estimated at more than $70,n00. The fire started in a storeroom and many members of the congregation ana three fire departments fought the blaze Nine memorial windows, eight of theta depicting the Influence of pilgrims on American life, were wrecked. A hundred oil paintings were ruined. Including one of Beecher himself, valued at $6,1810. In the church proper the walls and ceilings were soaked by water and the pipes of the SIOO,OOO pipe organ filled with WHter and the windows ruined by heat. SAYS DERRICK NOT COLLAPSE CAUSE “ * Stone Concern Official A|> pears Before Investigators. Few witnesses remain to be examined by Dr. Paul Robinson, coroner, and Atlier county and city officials Investigating the fatal collapse of the Emmerich Manual Training High School building, In which two men were killed and twenty Injured a week ago. Carl L. Ittenbach, vice president of the G. Ittenbach Stone Company, appeared before the coroner late Tuesday aud testi fied that the collapse was duo to Insuffi cient bolting and riveting of the steel skeleton and to the pouring of concrete on the third floor of the building. Mr. Ittenbach stated his company was tbe owner of the largo derrick on top of the building, which some witnesses charged started the vibrations causing the building to crumble. Tbe witness explained he had exam ined the derrick used to hoist stone for the side walla and had decided It wus safe. Mr. Ittenbach said he had examined the wooden brake lining of the holsttng engine the day before the crash aud found It worn. (Jueatlons were asked the witness In regard to a conversation he hud with Herman Scherrer, the architect. He said such a conversation occurred a short time before tbe crash and that It had been decided to brace the derrick with more guy wires to prevent vibra tion. Testimony of Ittenbach’s employes Is said to differ from that of other wit nesses In that they claim the start of ttie collapse was In the south part of the building, while the derrick was In the north part of the building, where other witnesses declared the collapse started. Coroner Robinson today visited the Methodist Hospital, where Leo Penning ton Is recovering from Injuries received in the collapse of the Emmerich Manual Training High School building, and also thp Deaconess Hospital, where George O’Dell la recovering from Injuries. The testimony of the two men was re corded by the coroner’s secretary and the men sworn to their statements. De tectives Houlihan and Long accompanied the coroner in his visits to the hospital?. Statements from other Injured men may be taken Friday, but the Investigators will rest Thursday because It Is Thanks giving. It was stated that the Investigation was almost at an end but so far tbe evi dence recorded In the coroner’s investi gation has not been turned over to the grand jury. W. U. Cable Laying Stopped by U. S. MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 24—An armed force of the United States today frustrated an attempt by the. Western Union Telegraph Company to lay Its cable across Biscay Bay between Miami and Miami Beach. A force of fifteen men was working on the cable when an armed patrol from submarine cliase,r No. 154 Intervened ana put the workmen under armed guard. One man was released to return to Western Union headquarters for instruc tions. SPURT OF OIL PUTS TEXAS TOWN ON MAP MEXIA, Texas, Nov. 24.—0i1. the modern Aladdin, had rubbed Mexl today. Mexla was just an east Texas town of 4,000 persons who evinced little more than mild curiosity as a “wildcat" drilling outfit laboriously drove its bit Into a hillside two and a half miles to the westward. Mexla came to life with a jerk when a coatless, hatless, blue-shirted “roughneck” from the drilling outfit ran down Main street and into a drug store, grabbed a telephone, called a number and yelled Into the trans aUttwi ' “Oil! W* got Itr INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1920. preparing for a battle in the courts for the permanent possession of this healthy and smiling faced youngster, who Is called the “Thanksgiving Baby.” Just Look What They're Planning to Do to Us Next NEW YORK, Nov. 21. Having made the United States bone dry theoretical ly at least- - reformers are now busy planning to make the country dead still on Sundays, according to an article In the New York Stin, conspicuously dis played on Its first page today. The paper claims to have Information that organizations similar to the Anti- Saloon League has set afoot a nation wide campaign to put over another con stitutional amendment that would make Sunday a day exclusively devoted to rest, thought, worship and prayer. Strict laws sought by these reformers would rob the Sabbath, among other things, of. Outdoor sport*. Moving pictures. Business of any description. Newspaper*. Train service. Bale of gasolltle The movers of this plan, according to the Sun, already have organised the country Into districts and arc energeti cally pushing legislation, starting with the ban of movies and sport* on Sun days. Tbe Konih la *■ Id to he org'tn’ned •otter the Uttertlon L. Cochran Hunt, leader of the Lord's Day Alliance, whose headquarters are In New York. In Booth Carolina the alliance Is working In close cooperation with the Anti-Saloon League, headed by Shpt. R. L. Davis. Dr. Barry L. Howl by, national secretary of the al liance, is quoted by the Hun a* continu ing the organization's proposed plans. ORDERS COMPANY TO MAKE SHOWING Demand for Street Railway Revenues Since 1910. The Indianapolis Street Railway Com pany today was ordered by the Public Service Commission to prepare an ex hibit to be presented at the hearing on their petition for authority to charge 2 cents for, transfers, to be heard Nov. 29, such tabulations as will show year by year, beginning with the year 1910. tbe average realization per 1 teal revenue passenger anil also the average realiza tion i>er passenger. Buch other data as will reveal cost of conducting transportation during each year since the year 1909 was asked by the commission. The street railway company has been ordered by the commission to answer on or before Nov. 26, thirteen questions, propounded by lnterurb.cn railways us ing tho city company’s tracks, concern ing the use of the Indianapolis tracks by the lnterurban companies. The In formation is desired by ttce traction com panies before Nov. 29, the date of hear ing of the Indianapolis company's peti tion for a 2-oent transfer charge, and for readjustment of charges against the ln(eurban companies for use of tho city tracks and terminal station. The following companies asked the commission to Issue the order; Union Traction Company of Indiana, Indian apolis and Cincinnati Traction Company and the Interstate Public Service Com pany. The questions follow: *‘l. Has the cost to the Indianapolis Street Hallway Company of the opera tion of the cars of the lnterurban com panies over the tracks of the Imllonap (Conthiued on Page Four.) Here's One Thief Governor Won't Parole—if Caught Apparently tile meanest criminal In the State of Indiana, In tbe opinion of Governor Goodrich, Is the man who robbed tlie Statebouse Museum of a quantity of jewels and a gold-mounted 8 word. The Governor stated today that if the thief is captured and convicted he will not be paroled. In addition the Governor offered a SIOO reward for the capture of the tbief. It Is understood the reward will come ont of the contingent fund. The population of Mexla today had jumped 2,000. Leases were ns high as SI,OOO an acre and going up SIOO a jump. Rooms are unobtain able at hotels —one hotel equipping its hallways with narrow mattresses and a blanket and renting them for $lO a flop—and If you ask for a bed the hotel clerk tries to sell you a lease first, “only fifteen miles from the well.” Main street Is a riot of Jack Lon don cosmopolitanism with booted and mackinawed “roughnecks” elbowing with fur-coated and diamond-studded Oil operEtor*. „ • M’CRAY LOOKS OYER FIELD FOR HOUSE LEADER Governor-Elect Said to Want Speaker in Sympathy With His Program. ANDERSON MAN IN FAVOR Warren T. McCray, Governor-elect of Indiana, Is looking for a strong man to support for the Speakership of the coming session of the State legisla ture, according to those close to him. He feels that the administration program which he hopes to put through will require an adept leader In the lower House and for that reason he Is said to be closely scrutinizing the member ship with a view of throwing Uia aid to the man he feels will fill the bill. Many names of possible candidates have already been suggested to Mr. Mc- Cray, among them being Jacob I>. Mll tonberger of Muncte, J. Glenn Harris of Gary, Chester A. Davis of Jay Coun ty; Claude A. Smith of Princeton and Clinton H. Given, Henry Abrams and Omer U. Newman of Indianapolis. None of them has met with the approval of the Governor-elect, according to Infor mation, but he Is credited with looking kindly on the proposal to boost John F. McCulre of Anderson for the place. Mr. McClure's name has not been men tion In connection with the Speakership thus far, bnt Anderson politicians have been busy ever since he was assured a seat In the House In urging him for the Speakership. According to present gos sip the Governor-elect 1* looking favor ably on bis selection, although so far h has not consented to throw the admin istration's influence behind his candi dacy. Mr. McCray's political advisers sre en couraging him In the plan to have a Speaker selected who 1* In sympathy with his legislative program and who. at the game time, win have enough streugth to assist In putting It through. This counsel on the psrt of the friends of the Governor elect shows that they are keenly alive to - the situation that may confront the new administration If the Goodrich force* decide to make a fight In the Legislature. TRIO OF JUDGES TO HEAR PETITION Third Attack on Coal Commis sion to Come Up Saturday. Hearing on motion for preliminary In junction against the Special Coal and Food Commission of Indiana, composs-d of Governor J me* P. Goodrich, Otto L. Klauss and Jesse E. Eschbach, which has been presented In Federal Court Jointly by the Vandalla Coal Company and the Vigo Coat Product* Company, both of Terre Haute, will take place Saturday morning before United States Circuit Judge Francis B. Baker of Chicago, Dis trict Judge A. B. Anderson and one other Federal judge whose name baa not been annouresd. U was learned today. The Injunction involves the constitu tionality of State legislation, and marks the third attempt of coal men of the State to abolish the commission. Federal Judges la e>slon at a hear ing of tbe other two cases several months ago said that at that time no orders had been made by the commission and no action could he taken until the project had b*>u tried, included In the bill of complaint which was recently filed In Federal Court ask ing restraining orders be Issued by the court la an Interlocutory Injunction to prevent the revoking of the licenses of the two coal companies by the commis slon. NEW ELEVATION PLANS ORDERED Affect Tracks From Davidson to State Avenue. Plans for the elevation of the tracks of the Pennsylvania and C, I. A W. Railroads from Davidson street to a point each of Stgte avenue were ordered prepared s>y s >y the board of public wnrki today. The order marks one of the final steps in the elevation of main lines In the city. John Elliott, assistant city civil en gtnecr in charge of track elevation, said the resolution for the new work prob ably will be advanced by the board of works so construction may bo started as soon as the downtown work, now al most completed, is cleaned tip. Eleva tion of the Rig Four and Monon tracks from Washington street to Market street, which Is provided for In the resolution under which the Union Station and ad jacent work lias been done, will proceed at the same time that the Davidson to Stnto work is progressing, Mr. Elliott said, it Is hoped to have these parts of the project completed some time next year. Following this, the engineer said, a resolution for the elevation of the Rig Four and Monon trucks from Market to Tenth streets, which is the last phase of the general main line elevutton plan, will be prepared. Ten Pay Blast Toll While Six Are Hurt BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 24.—Ten were dead today and six more suffering serious injury following the explosion Tuesday In the Railway Fuel Company's mine at Parris, according to latest re ports of the accident, caused by a gas explosion 1,000 feet from the mine en trance. Six of the men are said to have died instantly followed by the other four with in a few hours. Shot for Bear GREEN BAY, Wls., Nov. 24.—Lyman i Bates of New London, Wls., was aeci- ! dentally shot and killed at Choates Siding by Ted Mass of Black Creek, while deer hunting. Bates was mistaken for a bear when he crawled out of a hole. A farmer drove into town with a load of cotton. He left it standing In the street and started Into the oil business. Mexla paused a moment for n “show-down." With the *well report ed 1,500 feet in oil and the bit eight feet in the woodbine sand, E. A. Humphreys, owner of the well, flying from Denver in an airplane, an nounced that if the derrick could be repaired the well will be drilled deeper to “see just what It will do.” If the well Is. "proven” Mexla sees Itself as the B reckon rid go of east XOXML r . <!• * .... i _ , , _ . (By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, lOo; Elsa where, 120. Subscription Rates: j ßy Mall 500 Per Month; $5.00 Per Year. Police Didn f t Think , Squad Goes Out and Raids Wrong House Explain That Phone Company Made Mistake—Gave Wrong Number Again. Bert E. Bernard, 106 North State ave nue, and many of his neighbors are In dignant over the action of a police squad In raiding the Bernard home Monday night. According to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard, they were away from home, leaving Mr. Bernard's Invalid mother In the house alone. < In their absence, a police sqnad arrived, surrounded tbe house and proceeded to make a thorough search. According to the elder Mrs. Bernard, the police moved everything In the house In their search, even going so far as to search the beds and dresser drawers. On their return, according to Mrs. Bernard, they found the house in a topsy turvey condition and the elder Mrs. Ber nard In a high state of nervousness They Immediately called police head quarters and demanded an explanation. They were, asked to come to headquar ters. On their arrival at headquarters, ac cording to Mr*. Bernard, they were told that the police had been given a tele phone number In connection with the arrest of Winfield J. Jones, 421 South Christian street, on a charge of boot legging It was explained that the police had gone to the Bell Telephone Company with the request for the address of the per son whose number they had and that by mistake they had been given the ad dress of the Bernards. They said, according to Mrs. Bernard, that they did not think of looking In the telephone directory to verify the in formation obtained. 31 INDICTED IN BOOZE SCANDAL Head of Distillery Among Those Named by Jury. CHICAGO, Nov. 24.—A blanket Indict ment charging thirty-one persons, in cluding members of the Chicago police force and two Kentucky distillers with conspiracy to defeat Federal enforcement of prohibition, was returned by the Fed eral grand Jury today In the $1,000,000 whisky ring case unearthed a month ago. The specific charge in the indictment Is “conspiracy to defeat the Volstead pro hibition enforcement act,” in the trans portation recently of 1,000 cases of whisky from the Old Grandad distillery at Louis ville, Ky., to Chicago. Among the thirty one men indicted are O. H. Watben, Louisville, Ky., president of the Old Grandad Distillery; H. D. Knebelcnmp, also connected with the Old Grandad Distillery; ‘'Jim'' O’Leary, widely known Chicago saloon keeper and gambler; Michael (“Mike de Pike”) Helt ler, and Edward Smale, George Hans, Eugene McCaffrey and Timothy Judge, ChDago detective sergeants. Shortly after the Indictments were re turned came too announcement that At torney-General Brundage had filed seventy-three suits with the United States District Court to restrain the operations of that number of saloonkeepers In Chi cago. The action wss b -ought under the Volstead set and Is directed not only against the saloons and saloonkeepers, but the owners of the property. The extreme penalty may be an order restraining ibe use of such property for any purpose for one year. Approxi mately 3.W10 former saloona, now oper ating as 'soft drink” parlors, would be affected by a ruling on the suits. New wholesale raids of t’hloago’s crime world brought a uew crop of reputed gunmen, gamblers and other undesirables early today. Police officials had not completed the count of the harvest, but Indications were the total would not reach 742 taken in b’unday morning's raids. City councilman today prepared to bark the cleaning up campaign of Police Chief Fltzmorrls with legislation against saloons and billiard rooms. Admits SIOO,OOO Bond Robbery, Police Say CHICAGO. Nov. 24.—Search was begun today for SIOO,OOO In bonds, the property of Ambrose J. Small, the missing multi millionaire theatrical magnate of To ronto. Dispatches received here from Portland, Ore., declare that John Doughty, Small’s secretary, under arrest there, has confessed that he took the bonds and that they are hidden in Chi cago. Vessel and Crew of 37 Clears Bar to Safety CHICAGO, Nov. 24.—The ore carrying lake steamship Memphis of the Pitts burgh Steamship Company, which went aground two and one-half miles off the South Chicago shore of Lake Michigan early today, was given anew lease on life when she cleared her sand bar bed at 9:30 o’clock this morning. The captain and thlrty-slx members of the crew are on board and a detachment from the Jackson Park Coast Guard Station is standing by to take them off should St become necessary to abandon tbe ship. The Memphis, a 600-foot vessel. Ims been plying between the northern Michi gan ore ports nnd South Chicago. The force of her impact with the sandbar was so great that several plates in her side were sprung and her machinery para lyzed by water that poured through the openings. Notice to Agents and Carriers of the Indiana Daily Times On Thursday, Nov, 25, Thanks giving day, a-1 editions of THE INDIANA DAILY TIMES, except the fourth edition, will be pub lished early In acordance with our holiday custom. Out-of-town agents who receive papers on interurban cars leaving Indianapolis between 1:30 and 2:30 p. m., may expect their bundles from one to two hours earlier than usual. The fourth edition will leave at the regular time and also all bundles delivered via steam roads. Agents having regular subscribers on the lute financial edition will be supplied with the home edition. Carriers in Indianapolis will receive their papers from one to two hours earlier than usual, with the exception of those whose papers are delivered by traction cars. These* carriers will get their papers at the same time ns usual. There will be no LATE FINAN CIAL EDITION. The Indiana Daily Times Circulation Department). LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPT GAMBLING SYNDICATE GIVEN RIGHT OF WAY BY CITY AUTHORITIES Abolishment of Morals Squads and Re duction of Sergeants Complete Surrender to Ring. GO BACK TO DAYS OF PROTECTED VICE Indianapolis today reverted to the old style police methods In use In the days wnen a “municipal gambling house” thrived In the heart of the city and gambling with cards, dice, race forms and roulette wheels were conducted under police protection. Court Determines Custody of Child Before Its Birth Scott County Mother, Hiding With Offspring, Found by Sheriff. Special to The Times. BCOTTSBURG, Ind., Nov. 24.—Does a Judge of a court have sufficient Jurisdic tion to decide the fate of an unborn child? Do the statutes of the State of Indiana specifically state that ffle court may make such a decision, or is It only a matter In which the court may exer cise a prerogative of power which he may use without question? Even In this enlightened day, human life surges with tragedies that tell their stories of crushed ambitions, deferred hopes and broken heart strings, Just as they did tack in the days when Shakes peare said, “All the world’s a stage and men and women are merely players.” A little more than a year ago. In Scott Comity, a Judge of the Circuit Court de creed r.way from an expectant mother her child, then unborn. The order of the court, as inscribed in the records, reads: “The unborn shall be left In the care of the mother for one year; thereafter, the father shall have permanent custody.” . At the time this order of the court was made James Amos of Lexington, a village In this county, was separated from hU wife, three weeks before she was to become a mother. Amos filed suit for divorce, was granted a decree, as already noted, and was given the custody of the child after one year. Soon after the appearance of the stork Mrs. Amos disappeared with her child. Her love for her baby overbalanced her regard for the ruling of the court and ■he found, as she thought, a hiding place, where she and her infant would be un molested by the edict of the law. The mother counted time with fear and trembling. The court’s order said “for one year,” and after the twelve-month period hi passed and several additional weeks had been added to the time, the mother and child had not been discov ered, although the father had searched for the child be had never seen. But the hope of the mother that she and her baby might not be separated was only g vain hope, for on returning to her home from an errand to a neigh bor's, the mother found that her child had been taken from the home. Mrs. Amos was told of the visit of two men, one her former husband, the other the sheriff of Scott County, who had learned of the presence of the mother and child In Madison. When the father walked Into the Madi son home with the sheriff he saw the baby for the first time and the two men returned to .Scottsburg, taking with them the lnfnut that was decreed away from its mother by tho majesty of the law before It had been born into the world. WHOA, BABY MULE, nha rs PIS YERE? Cunnel Lieber Done Bound to Mexican Inhogeration! Resplendent In his uniform of colonel on the military staff of Governor Good rich, Richard Lieber, director of the .State Department of Conservation, left today for Mexico City, where he will be the military representative of the Gover nor at the inauguration of General Obre gon as president of Mexieo. There Is a persistent rumor at the Statebouse that the sword missing from the museum was borrowed to go with the Lieber uniform. “Col.” Lieber was accompanied by Harry G. Hogan, late of the Leonard Wood campaign, as civil representative of the Governor. Both men were accompanied by their wives. The expenses of the trip are being paid by the Mexican government. Governor Goodrich had been Invited to attend the ceremonies, but because of a conference of Governors at Philadelphia, Nov. 30., he was unable to make the trip. See Delay in Bank Case at Evansville Special to The Times. EVANSVILLE, Ind., Nov. 24.—Because bank officials have been unable thus far to present proper figures, the Vander burg County grand Jury which was ex pected to conduct an Investigation Into the alleged $25,000 shortage In the ac counts of Cnrl Heldt, former assistant cashier of the Mercantile Commercial Bank, probably will not enter Into a probe at this session, It was stated today by C. 11. Itattin, president of the bank. Bank officials today were going over Heldt’s books. Boost Hammond Man Into Vice Presidency Special to The Times. HAMMOND, Ind., Nov. 24.—John W. Lees, for years general superintendent of the Indiana Harbor works of the Inland Steel Company, and one of the best known operating officials In the Ameri can Steel industry, has been made vice president of the company, with head quarters In the Chicago offices. His successor at Indiana Harbor Is William A. Maxwell .Tr., an official of the Midvdle Steel Company, who will assume the general superintendency Dec. 1. 11 Injured When Mine Cage Drops 35 Feet STAUNTON, 111., Nov. 24.—Eleven men were seriously injured at mine No. 2 of the Superior Coal Company here to day, when the cage cable broke and dropped the cageJjhlrtj-five feet down the shaft. They 4§>re taken to a hos pital at LitchfielJHnd It Is feared sv #ral wIU dU. j k NO. 169. Chief of Police Kinney, in accordance with an order of the board of public safety, disregarded the recommendation* of the municipal survey for which the Chamber of Commerce paid thousands of dollars and abolished the morals squads whose raids of gambling houses and blind tigers have made them obnoxious to gamblers and whisky peddlers. Uniformed policemen, whose presence In the neighborhood Is sufficient warning to law violators to get under cover, were Instructed to look after hidden gambling and surreptitious liquor selling in the same manner they used to get instruc tions for “phoney cleanups.” None of the old-time ritual was omit ted and today the whole Indianapolis po lice force Is wondering how much of the “general clean up order” Is to be ac cepted at face value and how much is to be regarded as the old-style “bunk.” The abolishment of the morals squads and the reduction to the ranks of the sergeants In charge followed their Interference with the organized syndicate of rase horse pool operators headed by Dennis J. liush, who op erated gambling houses in several parts of Indianapolis unmolested un til the Times delivered to Chief Kinney complaints of citizens against their operations with the request that the police department take some kind of action against them. ONE GOT BUSH, ONE SMITH, AND THEN THEY WERE GOT. Sergeant Winkler’s moral squad raided Denny Rush’s gambling place and caught him with the goods. Bush pleaded guilty and Winkler was reduced to the ranks. Sergeant's Russell's moral squad raided Dan Smith’s gambling place and Smith, by reason of a political pull, succeeded in delaying the trial until Nov. 30. Rus sell was reduced to the ranks. The abolishment of the moral* squads and the reversion to a type of policing which the experts employed by the Chamber of Commerce de clared wholly ineffective, Is a com plete surrender to the gambling syndicate which has operated for many months In Indianapolis with out Interference by the police until Interference was forced on them by the Times. Today, this syndicate, with influ ences reaching into the city hall a* well as the police force, with law yers employed for the purpose of “fixing” the administration aud the law enforcement agencies, is in a po sition to “cleanup” In Indianapolis as It lias not cleaned np since the days of Gus Ralike and others kept open houses for the boys. This syndicate, which was formed sev eral months ago by a consolidation of the race pools theretofore Independently operated by such well-known gambler* as Bush, Eddie Held, the Rahkes, Birk and others, has maintained numerous places In Indianapolis for the gamblers of the city. One of the places was on Illinois street near Market, where Sergeant Rus sell found bets were being taken by tele phone and as a result of which he ar rested Dan Smith, a former salooi keeper and close friend of admlnlstra tlon pets. Smith Is a relative of forme Police Judge James E. Decry, who is ( •very close friend of Thomas Riley, wh< Is a member of Mayor Jewett’s boart of works. DEERY REPRESENTED BUSH IN COURT. Deery recently appeared in Pollc Court as tho attorney for Denny Bush when the latter pleaded guilty to poo: selling. Bush Is also a very close friend o’ Thomas Riley, who Is an avowed can dldate for the Democratic nomination so mayor of Indianapolis. Riley and Bust have long been affiliated in political af fairs and It has been noticeable so years that Bush, Rllev, Deery were gen erally together In political affairs an were usually supporting that faction e the Democratic party that Is headed b' John W. Holtzman who, year afte year advertises In the eity directory tha he is the counsel for the Indianapoli. News. How well vice has been commercialize in Indianapolis is Illustrated by th fallnre of the so-called “Munel© gang to get a foothold In opposition to the local syndicate. Last summer a “fixer” for the Mnnelc crowd endeavored to “line things up for a commercialized chain of gamblln; houses In Indianapolis. He sought pro lection for “about ten games and tw wheels” and proceeded very well in ob tainlng assurances of protection untl he ran into the local syndicate. Shortl.' afterward he retired from the field. Another Illustration of tlie lack o' effort to break up this commercialize! (Continued on Page Ten.) Winter Recipes for Canned Goods Wise and economical Is the housewtfi who serves the food that suits the sea son. Fresh foods should be given the prefer eneo In garden time, but when wlnte: sets In tho logical recourse Is to thlngi that come In tins. The next four months are canned foot! months. So we offer now, through oui Washington Information bureau, a book full of the lore of canned goods. It contains a score of soup recipes tells twenty ways to fix canned fish, gives as many meat dishes, half a hundred methods of serving vegetables from the tin - salads, sauces, appetizers, desserts. It represents the boiled-down recipe wisdom of a great laboratory maintained In Washington by the National Canners’ Association. It is a recipe masterpiece. Get it as another of the household helps we distribute to our readers. Frederic 3. Htuikin. Director, The Indiana Dally Times Information Bureau, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith two cents In stamps for return postage on a free copy of Recipes for Canned Foods, j Name- - .. City . State - • *.• ■**. . * - 1 nwilii Ml n ..up. mi iwg.