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Fair and warmer tonight and Friday. VOL. XXXIII. NEW FIRE RATING FOR CITY HINGES ON 2 IFS Board of Safety and Water Company Must Make Improvements Agreed Upon. If the board of public safety carries out improvements in the firs department, and if the Indianapolis Water Company makes changes in the water system rec ommended by the national board of fire underwriters. which the board and rep resentatives of the underwriters agreed today are possible of accomplishment, Indianapolis may be placed in the sec ond class as to fire protection. This was brought out at another con ference of the safety body with E. R. Townsend, traveling representative of the underwriters, and E. M. Sellers, manager of the Indiana inspection bureau of the insurance organization. The conference was in effect a continuance of a meet ing held Tuesday afternoon at which it waa disclosed that the underwriters con sider the board of safety’s recent pur chase of $400,000 worth of motor equip ment for the fire department in excess of the actual needs of the city. Indianapolis when last surveyed by the underwriters In 1010 had a rating of 1578. This would place the city In the fourth class as to protection and basic insurance rates, were it not for the fact that the underwriters, relying on promises of city officials, arbitrarily placed the city In the third class. A deficiency rating of between 10<X) and 1500 marks the third class and between 500 and 1000 the second class. *9 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS. The underwriters representatives on N'or. 11, submitted to the board of safety a set of thirty-nine recommendations for improvements, which if made would give the city a rating of only 711. At the conference each of these recommendations was given close consideration and the board of safety designated certain things which are already under way or can be done in the near future. The underwriters’ representatives indi cated that if the board of safety will live up to its promises to make these Im provements the city’s demerit rating possibiy can be reduced 586 points or to a total of 992. This would put the city in the second class. Only two other cities in the United States, both small municipalities In Massachusetts, enjoy anch rating. The board, however, would not defin itely promise to make all of these Im provements, there being some changes in NEW SAFEGUARDS TAKEN BY BRITISH Gates to Foreign Office Are Kept Closed. LONDON, Dec. 2. —For the first time In years the gigantic ‘ iron gates of the foreign office were closed today to all but those having official business inside. This precaution was taken as a result of evidence discovered by the police in antl- Slnn Fein raids. It is probable that Westminster Abbey may be closed to visitors. Scotland Yard officials sal-d "Important names" had been found in the police raids. The home office has barrred Archbishop Mannix of Australia for making an ad dress at Bootle, where incendiary fires occurred last Sunday morning. PLAN EXTENSION OF CURFEW LAW DUBLIN. Dec. 2.—The British govern ment contemplates an extension of the military curfew order throughout the whole southwestern part of Ireland, pro hibiting people from leaving their homes at night, it was learned today. Virtually all the important Irish cities are now under curfew regulations for bidding people from appearing on the streets a’ter 10 o’clock at night. The chief reason for the extension of the curfew order Is said to be the failure of the British police to capture Important leaders of the Sjlnn Fein army whose ar rest is sought. The government has begun to try the hundreds of newly arrested Sinn Fein prisoners by court-martial. Two of the prisoners who were acquitted last Wednesday were rearrested aa they were leaving court. Isaac Kelly, son of the lord mayor of Dublin, was arrested during the night. More than twenty additional arrests were made In this city by black and tan policemen Wednesday. Street cars and automobiles were halted and searched and pedestrians were held up In the streets. HOPES TO KEEP NEW IN SENATE Lodge Hits Cabinet Place Talk for Indiana Man. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—Senator TTenry Cabot Lodge issued a public state ment expressing the “hope” that Senator Harry S. New of Indiana would not be come a member of the Harding cabinet. “Senator New Is too Taluable a man,” Senator Lodge said, “to be lost to the Senate.” The Lodge statement was looked upon in political circles in Washington as very significant. Senator Lodge’s statement said: “Among the newspaper suggestions for members of the Cabinet, I notice the name of Senator New, who, it is well known, is one of Senator Harding’s clos est friends and who, I am sure, would admirably fill any Cabinet position to which he was appointed. “I know nothing about Senator Hard ing’s views or Intention regarding the Cabinet, but I cannot refrain from saying that personally I hope very much that Senator New will remain in the Senate. He Is one of the most valuable members, of the Senate, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and bis leaving the Senate would be. a great loss to that body. “I would not Interfere with his plans or desires, but he would be such a loss to his party in the Senate that I trust he feels as I do that his opportunity for greatest usefulness to the country under the incoming Administration Is in the Senate, where he now is.” WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m.. Dec. 3: Fair and warmer tonight and Friday. HOIRLY TEMPERATURE. 0 a. m 34 7 a. m 35 H a. m 34 0 a. m 35 10 a. in 3.4 11 a. m 43 12 (noon) 47 1 p. m 50 2 p. m 52 Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at Ind.. Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. volving 133 demerits In the class which the board would not assure. This would make the total demerit standing the city appears most likely to get, if the under writers see fit to change the rating at all, 1,125. This would merely mean that the city would do the things which It (Continued on Page Two.) Indianapolis Lad of 12 Travels All Alone From France NEW YORK. Dec. 2—With only $3.02 in his pocket, Silvio Giuliani, 12, and a native of Indianapolis, debarked from the French liner La Provence here today, having made the trip from the interior of France all alone. The boy had expected to/ meet his father, Amosa Giuliani, upon his arrival, but the elder Giuliani was not on hand. An agent of the Travelers’ Aid Society took young Silvio in charge and he will be cared for pending the arrival of rela tives. Starke County Boy Killed by Accident KNOX, Ind.. Dec. 2.—Bennie Slavln, .7, was accidentally killed by a bullet from a rifie in the hands of John Burkett, 11, at the Burkett home near Ora, Starke County. The bullet passed entirely through the victim’s body. Watson and Penrose to Meet This Week WASHINGTON. Dec. 2.—Senator Wat son, Indiana, will confer at Philadelphia this week with Senator Penrose, chair man of the Senate Finance Committee, concerning revenue and tariff legislation. Watson Is a member of the committee and may be Penrose's lieutenant. If the Pennsylvania Senator is unable to come to Washington. Dogs Put on Trail of 4 Mail Train Robbers CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Dec. 2.—Four masked bandits held up and robbed pas senger train No. 6 on the Southern Rail way at Oneida, Tenn., today. The men escaped after the mall and express cars were loated. The postoffice at Oneida also was robbed, presumably by the same band. Officers with bloodhounds have been sent from here. Charge 4 With Murder of Philadelphia Man PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 Despite the confession of Harry Treadway that he bad killed Henry T. Pierce, wealthy man ufacturer's agent, the district attorney's office today announced that all four per sons In the room at the time of tho murder would be charged with murder in the first degree. “Al" Smith one of the four, still re mains a fugitive and Is- being sought. Treadway assumed sole responsibility for the murder after Marie "Boots" Phil lips, his companion In escape, had turned from him. Drag Man Into Car, Rob Him CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Four men leaped from a black nntomhbile in the 2400 block on Southport avenue today and dragged into tbelr car Edward Van Horne, secretary-treasurer of the National Milk Company, took from Van Horne $1,900 which be had on his person and then threw him from the car st the corner of Fifteenth street and Turner avenue, a few miles away. Van Horne was on his way to a bank rear the milk company’s offices with the $1,900, $1,600 of which was in cash. Jury Is Still Out in Dampier Auto Case After deliberating all night the Jury In the case of John Dampier, chnrged In Criminal Court with receiving stolen automobiles, was stil lout this afternoon. The Jury took the case yesterday after noon at 4:30 o'clock. The State attempted to ehow that Dam. pier had an arrangement with Ralph Me- Qulre to pay $75 for every stolen car the latter turned over to him. MeQuire, chief witness for the ,<late, took the stand against Dampier. .Mrs. Dampier, wife of the defendant, dented McQalre's testi mony. Woman Drinks Lysol Mrs. Margaret Lain, 25, of 1335 East Raymond street, drank lysol at her home today, and as a result she Is in a serious condition. Jean Lain, her hußband, told the police the poison was taken by his wife by mistake. A physician from the City Hospital gave first aid, but Mrs. Lain refused to go to the City Hospital and remained at her home. Nearly a Billion Dollars Held Out on Uncle Sam in Recent Tax Payments WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—Republican leaders, striving to work out an economy program, were informed by Government actuaries today that Fed eral revenues next year may be increased by nearly $1,000,000,000 in delin quent taxes. This additional revenue will be possible, they were informed, as a re sult of new audits by experts showing that thousands of individuals and corporate concerns understated their tax obligations to the Government on returns filed in the two or three preceding years. Revenues from this source, it was said, may mean a lightening of the tax load in some other directions. Corporations afe the chief offenders in understating their taxes, under the income and excess profits provisions of the war revenue law. Auditors have found that some corporations scaled down their pay ments as much as $1,000,000 under the amount actually due the Govern ment. Many instances were discovered of men of wealth giving them selves the “benefit of the doubt’’ in sums ranging from SIO,OOO to $50,000. These amounts must be made good to the Government, according to the plans of officials. All delinquent taxes of this character will be assessed by the Government against such individuals and corporations for payment In 1921. Jnttana dJatlij CLAIM $75,009 STATE SAVING ON PURCHASES Joint Committee Gives Figures in Annual Report of Its Services. SUPPLIES COST $600,000 A saving of approximately $75,000 has been effected in the purenase of supplies for the various State institutions by the State Joint purchasing committee, ac cording to its annual report, given out today for publication in the year book. The purchase of supplies made by the committee for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, other than those articles cov ered by term or annual contracts, will amount to not less than $601,000, accord ing to the report. The report, which gives the history of the purchasing board, follows: "The Beveral Institutions forward to the committee estimates of supplies needed for n quarterly period and bids are asked on the combined amounts of each of the various items of merchan dise. By pooling the estimates of all Institutions the total quantity of each item Is of sufficient size to attract com petition and interest manufacturers, brokers and Jobbers, who have heretofore declined to bid on the quantity desired by a single institution. The committee and the secretary hare endeavored to keep In touch with the trend of the mar ket and to recommend to Institutions the advisability of Increasing or decreasing estimates for the purpose of taking ad vantage of rising or falling prices. FISCAL YEAR CLOSED SECT. 80. “The purchase of supplies made by the committee for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1920, other than tb 'se Items covered by term or annual contracts will amount to not less than ssoo,ooo. By comparison, at the time of purchase, of prevailing market prices of the various articles purchased, an estimated saving of $75,000 has been effected by the com mittee In the purchase of this merchan dise. Purchases now made usually move direct from mills or producers insuring to the Institutions, fresh, clean and wholesome merchandise, bought at orig inal cost. "In addition to the above the subcom mittee has entered into yearly contracts for supplying institutions with coal, elec tric lamps, electrical supplies, lubricating oils and other grades of oil, wax and greases, auto and truck tires and stor (Continued on Tage Two.) PLAN PROVIDES NEW RELATIONS WITH MEXICANS Exchange of Scholarships Ap proved by Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Approval of a plan for the Interchange of scholarship* between Mexico and the United States has been given by the educational committee of the Indian apolis Chamber of Commerce. The plan was submitted to tho committee by Will A. Pealrs of Des Moines, lowa, repre senting the American Chamber of Com merce of Mexico. The scholarship proposal, whereby Mexican students can attend American colleges and universities and American students may study In Mexico, has been advanced In order to bring the two countries closer together commercially and In other respects. Already a number of universities have signified their willingness to give scholarships to Mexican students. In cluded in the list is De Pauw University, which has offered two scholorshlps cov ering free tuition. While colleges and universities have been asked to provide scholarships, fac tories, financial Institutions and other business houses have beep asked to co operate by giving the students part time employment and incldentiy commercial training. A number of concerns al ready have signified tbelr Intentions to do this and Indianapolis business houses will be asked to cooperate. The Idea of the Interchange of scholar ships Is not new, the plan having been (Continued on I’nge Two.) DENIES SCHWAB .IS IN STUTZ DEAL Management of Company to Remain Same—Thompson. Reports that arose colncfdefit with the visit of Charles N. Schwab to Indian apolis a few days ago that he woul.l take over control of the Stutz Motor Car Company of Amejlea Is denied In n telegram received today by Thomas L. Marshall, sales mrnager of the company, from W. N. Thompson of New York, president of the company. The message follows “Referring to news Item of Tuesday that Schwab Is taking over Stutz inter ests there is not a word of truth In It. Allan A. Ryan, W. N. Thompson and associates will remain In absolute con trol of the situation. The organisation will remain under the supervision of Thompson. Mr. Ityan is president of the board of directors of the company. INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1920. Churches Not to Be Blamed For Divorce Evil, Says Judge Holds Moral Delin quency of Husband and Wife Same. 15y JUDGE W. W. THORNTON. The question is often asked: Is the church to be blamed for the divorce evil? I think not. The church 1m not the keeper of the morals of the people, not even of Its own members. It can only assist people to keep their inoruls. It cannot reach people who never come near It. As the law now Is, a wife has the right *° demand support of MP “ husband: but if she Jr knows before mar s r * n K e that he la un f , jJJOTrjjj Q ble to support her, |f Sx/ Krliß or unall,e t 0 "PPort ■LV V 'AwI&GR her In tho style she IK, will Insist upon If JmkS 81,8 marry him, then !|B a* l * ha* no moral right to marry him. , ‘iffijl If she marries him for IjSSga. •. the fellowship of the jpjgSSL bed then she 1* not m for above the .man ( t of the street who sells Y? her body for gold. If the husband marries Judge Thornton. >lls tsdfe for the fel lowship of the bed then he Is treating her practically the same as he would treat a woman of the alley when ha glTes her money in ex change for her virtue. If the woman knows her husband will not be able to support her, then It Is YOU GO FIRST, GASTON; NO, DEAR ALPHONSE, AFTER YOU, PLEASE ON BOARD STEAMSHIP PAS TORES, Dec. 2-(By Wireless) - President-elect Harding has signi fied bis willingness to confer with President Wilson on the league of Nations, upon the former's arrival In Washington next week, but will not seek a conference unless the President expresses a desire for It. Better weather prevails and the Pastorei is making good time. FLIRTS WITH SANDMAN AS PARENTS WAR FOR CUSTODY Willnrd G. Marsh, 5, known as the “not wished for baby” before the ae rivul of the stork, today sat In a large chair in Superior Court, room 4. as his mother and father waged a bitter legal battle for his possession. Master Willard, while Judge Vincent Clifford was bearing the evidence of Mr*. Will Inin L. Marsh, 547 East Thirty-First street, to support her evidence for h divorce on a cress-complaint Died against William L Marsh, employed by the Kit fer Drug Company of this city, squirmed around In his seat and looked wistfully around the courtroom. Willard saw none of his little play mates In the courtroom, but he heard the Joyful yells of the school children on PARK BOARD MAY BUY GOLF LINKS Consider Plans for Christmas Celebration. Two Important propositions for the acquisition of park properties were tie fore the board of park commissioners for final settlement at the weekly meet ing this afternoon. One of these was the possible closing of a deal with the Ellenberger heir* for tho purchase of the property on which the gllf links of Ellenberger Park are Incited. The na ture of the other was not disclosed for business reasons. J. Clyde Hoffman, attorney for teh board, was expected to render an opin ion upon the board's power to prohibit the Riverside Amusement Company from establishing an amusement park be tween Twenty-eighth nod Twenty-ninth streets on Schurmann avenue. Resi dents of the neighborhood have been lighting tho amusement company's pro posal. * The board also was expected to ap prove plans for the municipal celebra tion of Christmas, submitted by K. Walter Jarvis, director of recreation. Five or six celebrations In neighborhood cen ters In various parts of the city and downtown celebrations at the Federal Building and the (.Tty Hull are contem plated. Christmas trees and programs would be provided at each place. The custom of heralding the dawn of Christ mas day with a number of brass quar tettes traveling all over the city In auto mobiles and playing Yuletlde carols probably will he renewed. INSTITUTIONS NEED REPAIRS Visiting Committee Member Pleased With Management. While many of the State Institution* are badly in need of repairs, those that have been visited thus far have all been found to be woll managed, according to Senator Estes Duncan, member of the legislative Visiting Committee, Senator Duncan and the other members of the committee, Representative David Curry and Representative Otto Flfleld, were in Indlan-ipolls today. Senator Duncan said he was welt pleased with the management observed thus far. Twelve of the State Institu tions huve been visited, and the com mittee hopes to have completed Its work by Jan. 1. “Many of the institutions visited have been found to be badty in need of re pairs,” said Senator Duncan. "They are not In an exceptionally bad condition now; but, owing to the lack of funds, they have been necessarily allowed to deteriorate, until they now face the ne cessity of having small repairs now, or much work in the near future.” Enforcement Officer, in Awaits Trial WINDSOR. Ontario, Dec. 2—The Rev. .T, O. L. Sprarklin! charged with shooting and killing Veverly Truinble, road house keeper, while conducting a raid as spe cial liquor license Inspector, today was taken to Sandwich and is held in the jail there. He was given au examination before Magistrate W. J. Grundy of Windsor. He will stand trial next spring. her moral duty to assist in supporting herself. UNKEPT HOUSE OFTEN FATAL TO MARRIED LIFE. The husband has the right to demand that his wile keep the home In good con dition, as well as can be by a reason able expenditure of effort. An unkept house—dirty dishes, dirty beds, un washed clothes, unswept floors —art very often fatal to the marriage relation; and are a constant "ource of complaint in the courts. I cannot say that the present divorce laws are a mockery to the sanctity of marriage vows. The divorce laws of Indiana are proba bly as good ns the divorce laws of the average State; and better than quite a number of them, especially those of r. number of Western States. It is often tn the admllnstration of these laws where the State and society suffers. A Judge with lax notions in their administration is very apt to grant divorces whore they should not be, and such a Judge will find many more divorce cases on his docket than you will find on the docket of a Judge who rigidly hews to the line- and who refuses to be influenced by the Importuning and badg ering of counsel or the distinguished social position of the fair plaintiff. PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL OWES COURT DUTY. The counsel for the plaintiff owes a duty to the court In the bringing of an action for divorce; for the bringing of the action Is an Implied representation to tbe court that his client Is worthy In her past, and present personal con <Continued on Page Four.) WASHINGTON, Dee. 2.—President Wilson will be very glad to receive President-elect Harding during the latter’s stay In Washington on his return from Panama, it was an nounced at the White House today. No Indication was given, however, that the President-elect had signi fied his desire to call on the man be will succeed. their way home for lun-’h. The lad was interested In the gavel used by the court. Tbe father of Master Willard In his original suit asking for an absolute di vorce, asks the court for the custody of his son. Mr*. Marsh, the mother of the bright-eyed lad, filed a cross com plaint, seeking custody of the boy and a decree. Judge Clifford is hearing the case on the cross-complaint of Mrs. Marsh. Many witnesses haue b<*ea summoned and the courtroom was so crowded during ths morning session that many persf.n* stood. In the complaint* each charged tbe other did col wish little Willard to come into tbe world. The Marbs were mar-led on July 13, France and Britain Agreed on Greece LONDON, Dec. 2.—Premier Lloyd George of Greet Britain and Premier Leygues of France have reached an agree ment by which the two countries will adopt a similar attitude toward Greece aud a joint note will be dispatched to Athena tonight, It was learned from an official source this afternoon. In the meantime Britain and France will postpone any attempt to modify the treaty of Sevres, which partitions the old Turkish Empire. WIFE GRANTED SECOND DIVORCE Richards Family Troubles Come Before Court Again. For the second tlmo a divorce decree tes been granted to Mrs. Vivian I). Richards ond 11. Virgil Richards, whose domestic troubles have been the cause of much newspaper publicity In the last two years. Mrs. Richards wns granted a divorce by Judge Harry t'hamberlln of the Circuit Court when Mr, Richards failed to appear. She was granted the decree by default and by the orders of the court will not t>e able to remarry for n period of two years. Because service by publication was obtained on Mr. Richards instead of personal service, Mrs. Richards’ request for $5 000 alimony was not granted. According to the evidence submitted, Richards is in New Fork City. Some time ago a limited divorce was granted the couple, but they became reconciled and were remarried Dec. 10, 1010, but separated Jan. 23, 1020. Mrs. Richards charged her husband kept another woman In a splendid apart ment and lavished money on her. She also said Richards refused to support her but lavished money on Irene Iteuz. A few days ago the Marion County grand jury returned a recommendation that Richards be discharged from prose cution on a charge of criminal libel against Mrs. Richards. Goes to Jail Lacking $4,000 Federal Bond Guy Russell, arrested Wednesday In Elwood on a charge of embezzlement, to day was placed la the Marion County Jail by United States Commissioner How ard S. Young in default of $4,000 bond. I)r. Xene Y. Smith. Muncie, charged with hnving in his possession and offering for sale a quantity of intoxicating liquor, was released on a bond of SI,OOO. pro vided by Ernest V. Clark, 2131 Broadway. Both men waived preliminary examina tions and will appear before the Fed eral grand jury. Russell was enhler of the Farmers’ National Bank at Trafalgar and during nine months previously to his discharge from the bank last June, Is said to have token various sums of money amounting to $4,030.09. He is married ami has ene child. Dr. Smith is charged with violating the Volstead act. He was at one time a po lice commissioner in Muncie. LIFE SAVINGS ARE STOLEN. MILWAUKEE. Dec. 2.—Leo Peters, a night watchman, told the police that a safe containing $l,OlO, his life savings, had been stolen from his room, broken open and the money taken. _ . , , _ . (By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 120. Subscription Rate*: ( By Mall 600 Per Month; $5.00 Per Tear. ‘HAMON AFTER FUSS CAME TO ME DRUNK AND LIKE BRUTE—I SHOT’ ■ i ■ r ■ j) 1011, separating Aug. 7. 1920. Each makes serious charges against the other. Mrs. Marsh charges; That her husband grumbled about the approaching birth of Willard and since the lad’s birth has eomplalned about supporting the child, t. lling her he was the "goat." That he gar* her only gl a day for household expenc* and at times re fused to provide a f!t*e during the winter. That he compelled her to do the family washing and told her that before his marriage he had “a hank account and now he had a slek wife.” D’ANNUNZIO BAND FIRES UPON SHIPS Poet-Warrior Stirs Italy With Threats of Conflict. MILAN, Dec. 2.—During a demonstra tion by Italian warships off Flume Ga brlelle D'Annunzio's troops fired upon Ihe warships with rifles, said a dispatch from Flume today. The transport Cotellazzo of D’Annun zio's "fleet" is reported to have been sunk at the entrance to Flume harbor. D'Annunzio is threatening to make formnl declaration of war against Italy, effective tomorrow (Friday) ts the Romo government uphold* General Cavlglla's t lockude of Flume, said a dispatch from Flume. D'Annunzio has sent wireless Instruc tions to the representative of his gov ernment at Rome, to return to Flume un less the Italian government backs down. General CavlgUa, commander of fthe gov ernment troops In Istria, that are block ading Flume, has warned D’Annunzio's lrglonalres to retire from the Islands of Arbe and Y'eglia, which they recently seized lu defiance of Rome's wishes. A desperate situation has been created on the Adriatic littoral by the attitude of Gabrlelle D’Annunzio, the firebrand poet-warrior of Italy. His threats are menacing the treaty which was recently negotiated by Italy and Jugo-Slavia, settling the future status of Flnrne and other disputed territory on the Adriatic. Many Already Have Xmas Shopping Done There should be no reason for Christ mas shoppers being “worn to A frazzle,” ! according to Indianapolis retail mer ! chants, If people will heed the advice to | do their Chrini.iita shopping now Instead ! of delaying until the proverbial “last mlnuie.” Already many persons, realizing the I manifold advantages of early shopping, have completed their Christmas shopping tours, according to merchant*. Only nineteen more shopping days re main before old Naudh Claus makes his annual visit. Teapot Odor Brings ‘Tiger* Conviction Thomas Cassidy, 420 West Maryland street, on conviction in City Court today of operating a blind tiger, was fined SIOO and costs and sentenced to serve' thirty days on the penal farm. Lieutenant Cox and Patrolman Roman, raided Cassidy’s home, said they found two drunken men there, and a tea pot that smelled of “white mule” whisky; In the rear of the house, hidden in a wood pile. they found a two-gallon Jug two thirds full of white mule whisky, bnt Cassidy denied he gwned the Jug or the whisky in it. Muncie Man Sued for $20,000 Damages Witnesses for the plaintiff la the case of Bernard Keiume of Cincinnati, against Albert Kiilen of Muncie, a personal In jury case, testified today when the suit began before Federal Judge A. E. An derson. The plaintiff seeks $20,000 damages for alleged injuries resulting from being struck by an nutomoblle driven by Kiilen , when Kemme alighted from a street car j In Cincinnati, accotding to the complaint. CLARA SMITH HAMON. On the other hand, Marsh found much he did not like in the conduct of his wife and charges: That Mr*. Marsh complained against l the approaching birth of Willard. That she kept eompany with other men and told him *he was go ing bathing with other men. Thut she spent money freely and at one time took singing lesson* at a lies! conservatory without his knowledge and consent. That she left home and placed the child in the custody of others. Master Willard at time* seemed to at tempt to listen to the evidence, but his head would droop and the little thoughts go flirting with the Sandman. League of Nations GENEVA, Dec. 2. —The League of Na tions today: Enthusiastically heard President Wil son’s acceptance of the task of mediating lu Armenia. President Hymans asked the President, Brazil and Spain to get Into Immediate communication regarding Joint action. Rejected a move to shelve the Scan dinavian plans for amendments at this session. The membership committee considered plans for special relations with nations too small to become members. Lord Robert Cecil Interpreted Article 10 as not guaranteeing territorial Integrity. GREENWOOD FIRE LOSS IS $150,000 Apparatus From Here Sent to Packing House Blaze. Fire, which caused a logs of approx imately $150,000, was discovered in one of the four storehouses of the Indiana Packing Corporation plant at Greenwood todn.v. Tho flames had gained consid erable headway before they were found. The fire started in the basement of the structure from an unknown origin. Officers of the company sold the loss was covered by insurance. Huge stores of foodstuffs were in the building. When It appeared that the fire would get beyond control an appeal was sent to Indianapolis for aid and the pumper from the station at Highland avenue and East Washington street was dispatched to Greenwood. En route, however, the motor slipped Into a ditch, from which It was finally extricated by an automobile truck sent out from Greenwood. The accident occurred near Stop No. 12 on the Indianapolis & Louisville in terurbau line. I.leut. Kenneth Burns was In charge of the pumper. The first report to the fire department said the motor truck had overturned and that several of tho firemen were In jured. On receipt of this Information Pumper No. 30 from the station at South and New Jersey streets was ordered to make the run to Greenwood, but It was recalled when Lieuteunnt Burns tele phoned and that firemen were again on their way. Late reports from Greenwood said the flames under control. Several thou sand enses of food products were said to have been endangered by the flames. U. S. Gross Debt Gains $112,646,571 in Month WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—The gross debt of the United States Increased $112,- 646,571 In November, the Treasury De partment announced today. The total gross debt of the country on Not, 30, was $24,175,166,244, the treasury an nounced. Governors Take Up Farm Conditions HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 2—The con ference t Governors today devoted its attention to the problem confronting agriculturists throughout the country. A committee of five appointed to consider tho credit, marketing nnd other condi tions affecting farmers wns expected Jo report. The Governor of lowa, Louisi ana. Indiana, North Carolina and Con necticut compose the committee. A LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY WOMAN, FLEEING MURDER PAW OF LAW, TELLS TALE Texan, Who Motored Mrs. Hamon, Not a W T ife, Swears She Confessed. OTHERS TANGLED IN WEB ARDMORE, Okla., Dec. 2.—Activities In the search for Mr*. Clara Smith Hamon were intensified today and the scope of the investigation was broaue..ed as the result of startling revelations made by E. W. Sallts of Dallas, Tex., who dc ! clared in a sworn startement that Mrs. Hamon confessed to him that she fired the shot that coused the death of Jake L. Hamon, multimillionaire member of the Republican National Committee. Snllls’s statement Is in the hands of County Attorney Russell W. Brown. Sallis drove Mrs. Hamon, he declares, from Dallas to Cisco, Tex., last Tuesday and Wednesday. Prosecutor Brown be ! lleves the woman may still be in ibe I vicinity of Cisco, although he is eon- I rlnced she intend* to make her way into I Mexico and already may have succeeded lin crossing tbe border. In addition to the search for Mrs. | namon, the county attorney planned to Investigate statements said to have been made by her that wealthy friends of the slain magnate In Ardmore aided her In her flight. Sallis. driver of a livery motor calk made his original statement to Prosecu | tor Brown. His affidavit was witnessed j by Police Sergeants I. J. Vitrnp and C. ;F. Isbell. The story of the Dallas man, ilt is declared, links into other detail* ! already Investigated and given substan | tiation. ! Sitting, nervous and unstrung. In th* rear seat of Sallis’ car on the lonely ride toward Cisco, Mrs. Hamon, according to 1 the chauffeur* allegations, told him how | she had shot the millionaire oil man and politician. “We quarreled during the afternoon and he lied to me," Mrs. Hamon said, ac cording to Sallis. “Then he came in drunk and treated me like only a brut® would treat a woman. "You see. I’ve been with him ever sine* I was 17. He’s married, but he and hla (Continued on Page Two.) 5 LIVES LOST f IN apartment! BUILDING FIRE Blaze Spreads Out of Dumb Elevator Shaft, Trapping Victims. NEW YORK. Dec. 2.—Fire person* were burned to death early today in a fire that wrecked a five-story apartment house in West Fifty-Seventh street, just off Fifth avenue. More than one hun dred families living in nearby apartment* and houses were driven into the street by the blaze. Four of the dead has been Identified: Miss Marjorie Lescomb, 20, film ac tress. Mrs. Boswell Reid, concert singer from California. Mrs. Reid's sister, who has been visit ing her, and whose name is believed t® have been Mrs. Jennie Jenkins. Dr. F. M. Potter, attached to the staff of the Hippodrome Theuter. The fifth body was that of a young woman who had passed the night with Miss Lescomb, but whose name was net learned. The fire starter In a sub-cellar and spread upward through a dumb waiter shaft, trapping the fire victims on the third, fourth and fifth floors. The bodies were badly charred. The blaze was discovered by Miss An nette Bracy. 23. who lived on the third floor. As soon as she smelled smoke she hurled a book through a window of her bedroom and screamed for help. Thia aroused a family in an adjoining apart* ment bouse who summoned the fire de partment. Firemen said Miss Bracy's action prob ably saved a number of lives. Mrs. Irwin Coyle, summoned by Miss Bracy, #uo* (Continued on Page Two.) PROPOSES TAX ON ALL SALES MADE Smoot Would Have Consumer Pay 1 Per Cent on Everything. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.—A 1 per cent tax on all sales to the ultimate con sumer will be proposed as a substitute for the excess profits tax, Senator Smoot, Utah, suid today on his return to Wash ington. This is one of the device* which, according to Smott, tfc. Repub licans will use In revising the revenue schedule. Other details of the financial program which will be taken up at the special session after Harding’s Inaugura tion were outlined by Smoot as follows: Increased tariff on many articles, in cluding beet sugar which Smoot said probably will carry a tariff of a cent and u half Instead of the present rate of about 1 cent. Revision of the income tax schedule probably Increasing some rates. Srnoct said the small rates both as to Indi vidual and corporations cannot be low ered. Reduction by at least 50 per cent of the force of the Government employes both In the District of Columbia and. throughout the country. Smoot also announced he will Intro duce a bill next week providing for an embargo on wool for one year. Such au embargo, be said, would give the Ameri can wool grower a chance to dispose of his plled-up stock to American manu facturers who could then make woolen goods for domestic use. If foreign wool Is allowed to come Into the country, however, Smoot said, the American wool Industry will be - wiped out within a short time. Judge Dies in Court NEW YORK, Dec. 2.—Judge James T. Malone of General Sessions died of apo plexy Wednesday outside his chambers Just after hearing a murder trial. Uo had served thirteen years. Chore Boy to Maid WINNIPEG, Dec. 2. - “Mike Tranche,’’ 14, worked as chore boy for Mrs. Fred Smith for several months when she discovered “Mike” is a girl. Now Miss “Mike” la Mr*. Smith's maid. NO. 176.