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"Anti-Jewett-Lemcke Wing to
Be Aided by Branch of
State Politicians.
United States Senator Janies E. Watson
•nd Governor-elect Warren T. McCray
will pet into the coming city campaign
for the purpose of adding the Marion
County organization to their State ma
chine and administering a lesson to pres
ent Republican bosses who sacrificed
them to advance the 'interests of County
Treasurer Ralph Lemeke in the recent
election, certain moves of late indicate.
Members of the Jewett-Lemcke organiza
tion, at present in control of the city and
county Republican committees, look for
the move from the two State leaders and
are making plans to block them, if pos
The first move of Watson and McCray,
politicians expect, will be to assist the
anti-Jewett-Lemeke wing of the party to
gain control of the city organization,
when the city chairman is selected some
time in February or March.
Ralph Lemeke is the present city chair
man, but it is understood he does not
desire to continue in the office. In fact?
tt is repeatedly rumored that Mr. Lemeke
Is about ready, either through personal
choice or the recognition that ht* can no
longer maintain his control, to step aside
and let Leo K. Fesler, county auditor,
assume the dictator’s place. Mr. Fesler
will not be a candidate for city chair
man, but it is very generally recognized
that he will be a candidate for the Re
publican nomination for mayor, and one
of the strongest. Somewhere out of the
Jewett-Lemeke organization, which now
gives signs of becoming the Fesler or
ganization. a candidate for city chairman
will be picked. It is this man whom
Watson *nd McCray will lend their sup
port to the antis to beat.
While Watson and McCray naturally
desire a mayor of Indianapolis who
would be a member of their State fam
ily, revenge and the desire to have Ma
rlon County more amenable to their
mandates in the future are the big con
siderations. It is no secret that the G.
O. P. organization in this county, bossed
bv Jewett-Lemeke, County Chairman
Harry Hendri'-kson and Seventh District
Chairman Charles O. Roemler permitted
Watson and McCray to be sacrificed to
add to the majority of Lemeke in the re
cent election. Lemeke received 79.324
•votes in Marlon County as compared with
Watson’s 78,809 and McCray’s 78.582. If
the e’ectlon had not been a Republican
landslide Watson and McCray might have
lost Marion County and the State by
Must the margin of Lemcke’s lead. Con
tretely. it is to prevent a recurrence ot
►his In connection with their future po
litical hopes that the two State leaders
want to oast the present county man
The desire for revenge on the part of
Watson and McCray, also grows out of
the fact that Jewett. Lemeke, Hendrick
son and Roemler fought them both, tooth
and toe nail, in the last State conven
tion. The Marion County delegation iu
this meeting successfully blocked the
efforts of the Watson-McCray men to
have the delegates-at-large go to the na
tional convention at Chicago uninstructed
as to presidential candidates. The dele
gates were instructed for Leonard Wood,
the Indianapolis News candidate. It was
this fight of Watson and McCray which
caused the News to support the Demo- |
cratic candidates, it is generally agreed.
Mr. McCray has a particular dislike
for the above quartet because they sup
ported James W. Fesler, a close relative
of Leo K. Fesler, for the nomination for
Governor against him. Mr. Roemler, al
though the Seventh district Republican
chairman and bound by all the recog- ■
nized ethics of politics to remain neutral
in g prircary election, openly served as
James W. Fesler’s Marion Connty man
ager. County Chairman Hendrickson,
also ethically bound to neutrality the
same as Roemler, openly worked for
Fesler and went so far as to attempt to
pledge all the candidates for nomination
to county offices to support McCray s
principal opponent. Mr. McCray, it is
was forced to spend con
siderable money and effort to finally
beat Fesler in Marion County and the
memory naturally would rankle.
With the prospect of support from Wat
son and McCray, the antis are becoming
more and more confident of their ability
to seize the city organization. They also
point out the fact that many city etn
ployes. beneficiaries of Mayor Charles W.
Jewett and his administration, are eager
to get into the battle o% the opposite
side of the fence, feeling, as most of them
do, that the mayor’s political reign, for
the time being at least, is at an end. The
mayor, so far, has given no indication
of what his desires are and some of the
fifty-two city employes, who are also
preitinct committeemen, are beginning to
get impatient
The administration men are talking of
Leonard Quill, president of the Marlon
Club, for city chairman. He was slated
for the county chairmanship, but oppo
sition to him was so pronounced that
the Jewett-Lemcke crowd polled him out
of the race the night before the county
conrentlon last spring and finally pushed
Harry Hendrickson down the throats of
the rampant antis at the last minute.
The antis say It can't be done again.
Despite the fact that the administration
men were in the organization saddle in
the past election, the antis kept their
forces practically intact through the
Harding Club, which had headquarters at
the Hotel English during the presidential
It Is frequently remarked that the
Club was formed, not so much
to boost Harding, as to furnish a gath
ering place for the anti forces.
Open Night School
for ex-Service Men
Special to The Times.
The night school for former service men
opened Wednesday evening with an en
rollment of eighteen. Many more will
enroll next Tueaday evening. Books
and tuition are paid for from the surplus
Y. M. C. A. fund.
I Guarantee My Ointment, Says Pet
erson—Every Box of It.
"If you are raponsible for the health
of your family." says I’eterson of Buffalo,
‘T want you to get a large 35 cent box
of Peterson's Ointment- today.
"Remember, I stand back of every box.
V.verv druggist guarantees to refund the
purchase price if Peterson's Ointment
doesn’t do all I claim.
“I guarantee it for eczema, old sores,
running sores, salt rheum, ulcers, sore
nipples, broken breasts, itching skin,
akin diseases, blind, bleeding and itching
plies as well as for chafing, burns, scalds,
cuts, bruises and sunburn."
“I ha<l 30 running sores on my leg for
II years, was In three different hospi
tals. Amputation was advised. Skin
grafting was tried. 1 whs cured by using
Peterson's Ointment." Mrs. F B. Root.
257 Michigan street. Buffalo. V Y. Mai!
ordera filled by Feunson Ointment Cos.,
Inc., Buffalo, N. Y.—Advertisement.
(Continued From Page One.)
in the Republican party reads like a
fable. Hamon's fortune at his death was
estimated conservatively at $30,000,000.
The foundation of his fortune lay in
the scheme which he devlsedi and carried
through in the development of town sites
and a railroad in Oklahoma. He had no
money with which to carry out the
project, but decided a wealthy circus man
probably would be more ajlt to finance
the project than any other person. He
made the acquaintance of one of the
Ringling brothers. It was said he delib
erately knocked over a cocktail glass in
a New York case at a table where Ring
ling was seated in order to meet the cir-
I eus owner.
Hamon made the most of the incident,
| and Boon got Rlngling’s backing. The
j town of Jakeliainon and another named
! Ringling were started. The railroad
project got under way and then oil was
discovered on the property. From that
time Hamon was a made man.
After making his fortune, Hamon
started to take an interest in politics.
He was such an “outsider” only a few
years ago that when he went to the Re
publican national convention in 1916, he
did not have a ticket and it was only
through the kindness of a friend that he
was able to obtain admittance. But Ha
| iron worked his political game to the
limit and after a bitter fight was named
! the State’s national committeeman. lie
was one of the original boosters of V. ar
ren G. Harding for the presidential nomi
nation and worked for the Ohioan s suc
cess long before the Chicago convention.
WAS mentioned
During the convention deadlock Hamon
was prominently mentioned for the nomi
Hamon's little daughter attracted eon
slderable attention during the conven
! tion at Chicago by entertainments at
Republican headquarters. She is an ac
complished violinist. She was at her fa
i ther's bedside when he died.
A son who lives in Chicago had not
i arrived when the end came. Dr. Walter
Hardy, head of the sanitarium where
Hamon died, said that the dilation of
the heart was first noticed at 8 p. m.,
Thursday. A few hours previously
Hamon was believed to have passed the
danger mark, Hardy said. However,
when his heart started to fall, he suf
sered a relapse and little hope was held
for his recovery.
With Hamon's death, authorities re
doubled their efforts to locate Mrs. Clara
Smith Hamon, who disappeared immedi
ately after the shooting. The woman was
a clerk in a store at Lawton when Hamon
first met her. She was only 17—that was
about eight years ago, according to
Hamon’s friei.ds. At that time Hamon’s
success had not started and he had very
little property. Many stor!e have been
circulated in Ardmore since Hamon was
shet, regarding the frlen iship between
the woman and the oil magnate.
Officials have refused to reveal evidence
which they may have against the woman.
Hamon’s friends claimed a "frame up”
and declared the charges were the result
f political animosity. Reports were clr
culated that witnesses heard Hamon and
a woman quarreling; that when Hamon
and the woman were in the dining room
previously to the shooting they talked
excitedly and appeared angry. Reports
in Ardmore were that jealousy was the
motive for the shooting.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 26.—A life insur
ance policy for s2oo,id) was delivered to
Jake L. Hamon. millionaire Oklahoman,
who died today by an insurance company
here a few hours before he was shot last
Sunday. The insurance was made pay
ab.e to his estate and the amount will
be paid.
Anticipate Shopping
Rush Within Week
With the passing of Thanksgiving day.
Indianapolis retail merchants, whose
stores contain many articles showing that
the annual visit of Santa Claus is near,
expect a sharp Increase in Christmas
buying within the next week. "Do your
Christmas shopping early; do It now,"
Is the advice of the merchants.
Some stores now have articles In atock
which were made in France. Italy and
many other foreign countries. It would
be Impossible to duplicate thes° articles,
merchants say, and for that reason the
merchants are urging that the people
who wish a choice selection, do their
shopping early.
"The early shopper bus all to gain and
nothing whatever to lose, while the per
son who delays his shopping has much to
loae," one merchant said today. Only
twenty-three more shopping days remain
before Christmas.
20 Hurt in Train Jam
BELLE FONTAINE, Ohio, Nor. 26.
Twenty persons were Injured at West
Liberty near here late Thursday when
Big Four passenger train No. 10, Cin
cinnati to Detroit, ran into an open
switch and crashed into a Height train.
RIGA. Nov. 26—Reports rlrculated
here today said President Mlllerand of
France plans the calling of a world-wide
antl-Bolshevist conference to consider a
campaign against the soviet government.
The reports said the conference will be
called In Paris In December.
to fpT Cut Gas Bills
Ppj Q in Half
The Chambers 7 Fireless
Gas Range Does It

To decrease gas consumption is a matter of na
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The Chambers Fireless Gas Range saves half the gas
bill because of its construction. Use gas until the food
has reached the proper temperature, then turn it olf.
The tireless Cooker insulated hoods and oven finishes
the cooking witho it a penny spent for fuel. The con
stant even cooking temperature insures a better and
more properly cooked dinner. The Chambers is built
in various models to suit every kitchen.
See This Money Saver at
• 120-124 East Washington
Shot Wedded Woman,
Hoosier Is Arrested
Special to The Times.
KOKOMO, Ind., Nov. 26. Walter
Clevenger, who shot Mrs. Lorena Hunt,
a married woman, with whom fie is said
to have been infatuated, and then at
tempted to commit suicide, has been ar
rested for shooting with Intent to kill.
Mrs. Hunt will recover it is said.
______ ■■ - J .
Insular Developement Re
tarded, Report Shows.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.—Inability to
interest American capital on a lnrge scale
in the nation’s insular possessions, par
ticularly the Philippine Islands, has re
sulted in greatly retarding development
of the great natural resources of the
islands, according to the annual report of
Major Gen. Frank Mclntyre, chief of the
Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War De
partment, to Secretary Baker.
General Mclntyre urges American
bankers and business men to interest
themselves in the trade and development
possibilities of the outlying possessions,
declaring that ‘Targe tracts of the best
agricultural land In the world await de
velopment,” and that "in a number of
fertile provinces the population falls be
low twenty persons per square mile,
while there is an uusupplied labor de
inand in other agricultural provinces
having a population of 250 per square
Action has been taken by the Philip
pine Legislature to provide for the ex
ploration and leasing of lands containing
petroleum and other mineral oils and
gases, in which connection General Mc-
Intyre says that "the existence of oil
in widely separated localities in the
Philippines has been known since the
ocupation of the islands, but there has
been no serious effort at development.
There is now promise that in the near
future it will be definitely known
whether this oil exists in such a way as
to be of commercial use.”
Among the suggestions id one that the
immigration laws be amended to check
migration from the Philippines, particu
larly to Hawaii; that the land laws be
altered to permit of leasing of larger
divisions of Government land; that the
limit of the public debt of the islands
he raised from $15,000,000 to $25,000,000;
that salariea of United States officials in
the Philippines be increased, and that
the laws respecting the citizenship of
Filipinos be clarified to give the Island
Inhabitants the full effect of the inten
tion of Congress in declaring them “citi
zens of the Philippine Islands and as
such entitled to the protection of the
United States.”
“There was every evidence of content
ment with conditions and of friendliness
toward Americans nnd appreciation for
what the United States has done In the
islands,” General Mclntyre states in re
porting on a recent inspection trip.
The progress of Porto Rico under the
Organic act of 1917 has been very satis
factory and continues so, the report says,
the Island having Just completed one of
the most prosperous years in its history.
Improvement of freight and passenger
service between the United States and
Porto Rico was recommended.
Liquidation of the 32*1,000,000 bond Is
sue of 196 Sand the collection of the cus
toms in San Domingo by the United
States continued to progress sntlsfactor
Ily during the last year. General Mclntyre
Any Woman can Dye now
Each packaga of “Diamond Dyes" son
tains directions so simple that any wom
an can diamond dye any old, faded gar
menta. draperies, coverlnga, everything,
whether wool, allk, linen, cotton or mixed
goods, anew, rich, fadeleaa color.
Buy “Diamond Dyes”—no other kind—
then perfect results are gua-anteed even
If you bave never dyed before. Druggist
will show you Diamond Dyes Color Card.
(Continued From Page One.)
Prospect street, known as the proprietor
of the notorious “Red Onion” roadhouse,
southeast of the city, and a professional
bondsman, signed the bonds for the men
arrested at Young’s place.
Guy Netherton, 24, proprietor of a soft
drink parlor at 1627 Howard street, was
arrested on the charge of keeping a
gambling house, and eight men found in.
his place were charged with gaming and
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Furniture, Rugs and Stoves
ijALL f the i fire ijAI L
Bedroom Suites
On© now American walnut four
piece bedroom suite, with bow-end
bed. Our former price, $490.50.
Sale price, 9200.
One new American walnut four
piece bedroom suite. Our former
price, $395.60. Sale price, 9214.
Other new bedroom suites as low
as 932.50.
All new beds, latest designs, in
brass, golden oak and mahogany
finish, at an average reduction of
60 per cent.
Period Furniture
Three davenport tables. In mahog
any and .walnut. Our former price,
$52.60 to $68.00. Sale price,
926.25 to $39.00.
One new spinet mahogany desk.
Our former price, $77.60. Sale
price, 938.00.
Three solid mahogany drop leaf
gate leg tables. Our former price,
$42.60. Sale price, 936.00.
Two solid mahogany tilt tables.
Our former price, $16.60. Sale
price, 98.75.
One new mahogany lea wagon.
Our former price, $30.60. Sale
price, $12.50.
Two mahogany finished end
tables. Our former price, $13.50.
Sale price, $7.00.
Other period furniture in bed
room suites, dining room suites,
library tables, etc., at proportion
ately reduced prices.
Heaters, Ranges and
150 heaters, including such well
known makes as Golden, Buck, Gar
land, Clermont, Royal, Florence,
Nubian and Estate Kotblasts; also
many other popular makes. All
stoves guaranteed good as new, at
30 per cent less than any former
price and 60 per cent less than new.
Twenty-five cook stoves. Sale
prices, SO.OO to SIB.OO.
Fifteen coal ranges. Sale prices,
$10.50 to $25.00.
New combination ranges. Our
former prices, $96.00 to $137.00.
Sale prices, $62.50 to $87.50.
Twenty-five gas ranges. Our
former prices, $18.60 to $37.50.
Sale prices, $7.50 to $22.50.
Twenty-three new Big Cannon
stoves, ideal for factories, garages
and stores. Former prices, $27.50
to $62.50. Sale prices, SIO.OO to
Used Oil Heaters at
$1.50 to $3.50
Twenty-five used coal oil heaters.
Our former prices, $3.50 to $6.50.
Sale prices, $1.50 to $3.50.
visiting a gambling house. The raid was
made by Lieutenant Jones. Patrolmen H.
Fields, Carey and M. O’Connor.
Sergeant Deeter arrested J. O’Mara, 54,
giving his address as the Oxford Hotel,
on North Illinois street, charging him
with operating a blind tiger.
Lieut. F. Winkler and Patrolmen Higgs
and Wenning visited Earl Ohappelle’s
apartment at 19 the Lexington flats and
arrested Chappelle on the charge of op
erating a blind tiger; Olsey Champion,
25. of the Brevort Hotel, on charges of
drunkenness and profanity and Joe Hunt,
23, of 3534 East Michigan street, on a
charge of drunkenness.
Sergeant Sheehan, while walking on Ft.
The fire of last month was confined to the upper floor of our building. Most
of the damage was from smoke. The big bulk of our stock, much of it brand
new, was saved. Since the fire we have had a score of men cleaning, polishing
and drying all damaged pieces. The men did their work well and most of the
pieces offered are practically ns good as when they came from the makers. Hun
dreds of rugs were in their original wrappings and were not damaged in the
slightest. The mattresses advertised for Saturday’s selling are in perfect con
dition and are the biggest bargains we have ever offered.
45-Pound C °IL? N Mattresses
New and Undamaged
$T— .djiggiil
All are full size, new and clean, covered with fine art ticking. Only
100 in the lot. Get yours while the getting's good. A few for $6.50,
others at $7.75. $8.50 and $9.50. These mattresses are worth regularly
from $14.00 to SIB.OO.
Baby Crib
$3.25 and $4.25
Floor and Stand Lamps,
See ihem
Floor lamps, mahogany bases and silk
shades, Including one extra fancy poly
chrome base.., Our former prices up to $65.
Sale prices. $12.50 and $22.50.
New electric stand lamps, art glass shades.
Were $17.00 and $22.50. Now $5.00.
Thirteen new stand lamps with both ma
hogany and metal standards, silk and glass
shades. Our former prices $14.50 to $29.50.
Sale prices, $1.25 to $14.00.
$26.00 silk lamp shades, soiled. Choice,
444 East Washington St. and East Streets
Wayne avenue, was surprised to see two
negroes run into Noah Fritz's poolroom
at 903, when they saw him.
When the policeman entered the pool
room he found twenty-eight negroes in
a wild scramble ( for pool cues. He says
there were not enough cues to go around.
A Beautiful LAMP
for Christmas
Buy Direct From Manufacturer at
Manufacturers Price IKfrorffiSlPiMa
To Induce Special Holiday Trade
t lu
A small deposit will hold i*
these for Christmas delivery |j
Lamps Complet With Silk Shades Mil®
$1 >.98 $1 ;fVBB sr*/|.98
14- it- 24- Ip
All Highest Quality From Own Manufacture
These lamps give a distinctive decoration and make them JfJSSfeK
equally well suited for use in den, library, bedroom, living room
or sun parlor.
Out-Of-Town Patrons Send for Our Catalogue.
Sales Room Factory
134 Virginia Ave. 134 Virginia Ave.
No Phone Orders.
Buffets and China
Seven new buffets, in walnut, fumed or
golden oak. Our former prices, $89.60 to
$135.00. Sale prices, sls .50 to $72.50.
Eleven used buffets in solid mahogany,
golden oak and fumed oak. Our former
prices, $39.50 to $148.50. Sale prices. $19.50
to $66.50.
Six used china cabinets in solid mahog
any and golden oak. Our former prices,
$42.50 to $56.50. Sale prices, $14.50 to
The sergeant was unable to learn why
the sudden desire on the part of the
negroes to play pool just at the moment
when he happened to be in that section
of the city.
Sergt. I. Richter and Patrolman
Brooks searched a residence at 430 West
Wabash street, in an effort to find a
negro woman who Albin Skublch, 949
West Peari street, complained had
robbed liim of $lO. The woman had dis
appeared. The police questioned a taxi
driver who brought Skublch to the
house without success.
Rugs, Linoleums and
Mattings at From 40% to
75 % Less Than Regular
All rugs, linoleums and matting*
here listed are new. Some are in
their original wrappings. Some
are slightly damaged from smoke
or water. Others are in perfect
condition. If you w’ant real bar
gains in rugs, be here Saturday to
get choice of the best patterns.
9x12 Axminster rugs that were
$75.00 to $135.00, sale prices from
$22.50 to $49.50.
One Axminster rug, 9x12, that
was $81.60 may now be had for
9t12 Brussels mgs, all good
patterns. Were $56.00. Choice,
Cork linoleum, various patterns,
suitable for bathroom or kitchen.
Regularly sl.lO a yard. Sale price,
Several 9x12 fiber rugs. Were
$27.50. Sale price, $10.50.
Another lot of fiber rugs, 6x9
feet, that were $17.50. Now $7.50.
Fiber rugs, 27x64 inches, and
other small sizes. Worth $2.50 to
$3.75. Now 65<t to SI.OO.
Tapestry Brussels mgs, 27x64
inches. Were $6.60. Now 92.25.
Axmlnsters, 27x54 inches. Were
$7.76. Sale price, $4.25.
100 Grass rugs, 9x12; more or
less water damaged. Were $16.50.
Choice $6.50,
100 Japanese matting rugs, size
6x9 feet, slightly water damaged.
Were $8.50. Now $3.00.
New Bxll Jap rugs, with borders {
slightly water damaged. Were
$8.50. Now, $3.50.
Cork linoleum rugs, 6x9 feet.
Were $ll.OO. Sale price, $4.00.
9x12 Wool fiber rugs, six only in
this lot. Were $32.00. Sale price,
Prolino linoleum, 9-foot widths;
four patterns to choose from. For
mer price, $1.25 a square yard. Sale
price, a square yard, 75£.
Large ..oilcloth remnants,
Prolino linoleum, various widths
and more than thirty patterns to
choose from. Former price, 95c a
square yard. Sale price, a square
yard, 45<! and 55C.

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