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THE WEATHER
Rain or snow tonight and Tuesday.
Lower temperature tonight.
VOL. XXXIII.
CONGRESS OPENS; BUDGET ESTIMATE 4 BILLIONS
ANDERSON DIRECTS
GRAND JURY TO DIG
INTO COAL AFFAIRS
Federal Judge’s Instructions Indicate There
Will Be No Cessation in Lever Law
Prosecutions .
MINE BUSINESS MADE SPECIAL ORDER
That there will be no abandonment by the government of its prosecu
tion of coal miners and operators for alleged violation of the Lever law,
despite the interference of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, was the
conclusion drawn from special instructions which Judge A. B. Anderson
gave the Federal Grand Jury when it convened today.
Following the impanelling of the jury
United States District Attorney Frederick
Van Nuys announced that when the
present coal case comes up for trial Jan.
10 the Government will move for a con
tinuance for the reason that the grand
jury is making further invesrigations
bearing on further reported violations by
men in the coal industry.
CITES ALLEGED
COAL VIOLATIONS
Judge Anderson devoted one important
paragraph in his instructions, which
otherwise were those given to every Fed
eral grand jury, to the coal industry.
This paragraph was as follows:
“You will first give your attention to
vhat may be called the regular routine
work; that is, the investigation of the
usual offenses asrainst the laws of the
United States. When you have finished
this, you will proceed to investigate al
leged violations of the Federal statutes
growing out of the coal business. Since
the report of a former grand jury in
this matter, the Government claims to
have obtained evidence which may var
iant additional indictments and the in
clusion of additional defendants. This
matter will be laid before you for your
consideration.”
The' district attorney would give no
information as to the nature of the
>trther evidence against the coal men,
,ior whom it would Involve. Persons
close to Federal affairs were of the
opinion that the local Government au
thorities intend to go ahead with the
original case. Involving 125 miners and
operators, as originally planned and to
strengthen it with additional Indictments.
It was thought that the present indict
ment will stand and that further action
will be through additional true bills.
CONTINUANCE
QUESTION REVIVED.
Speculation as to the Government's fu
ture course In the prosecution of the
coal case has been widespread since last
month, when the Government requested
a continuance and Judge Anderson con
ducted an inquiry in open court Intothe
reasons therefore. In this tearing It was
developed that Dan W. Simms, former
special assistant United States attorney,
who was in charge of the case until he
resigned, left the seft'oe of the Govern
ment when Attorney General Palmer in
structed him not to use any evidence in
volved in the contempt proceedings
growing out of the violation by the
United Mine Workers of America of
Judge Anderson's injunction prohibiting
the calling and continuance of the strike
of bituminous coal miners in November,
191st.
Wi‘ether L. Ert Slack, apecial assist
ant U ited States attorney, who was Mr.
Simms assistant until his resignation,
and Mr. Van Nays have received any
word from the attorney general which
could be construed as a recession from
his instructions to Mr. Simms, is not
known.
Today's developments were taken to
mean that the Government will vlglr
ously pu-U the case, using all the proper
means at its disposal.
The grand jury was impaneled at 11:30
o'clock. The time was set for 10 o'clock,
<Continued on rage Four.)
Order to Stop Sale
of Ships Set Aside
WASHINGTON, Dec. The District
Court of Appeals today Ret aside the in
junction granted by the District Supreme
Court against the shipping board in the
suit of William Randolph Ilearst to pre
vent the sale of twenty-seven ex-German
vessels and directed to dismiss the bill
of Mr. Hearst. The action of Congress
permitting the sale of the ships lr. ques
tion, according to the court, has made
Ihe question of whether the shipping ex
ceeded Its powers in offering the ships
for sale at public auction, a moot one.
Deputy Collectors
Confer With Elder
The ten division chief deputy collec
tors of Internal revenue in Indiana were
at the Federal building today for a con
ference with Collector of Internal Rev
enue William L. Elder. The conference
Is a monthly event, designed by the col
lector to keep the field men In close
tonch with affairs of the Revenue De
partment in order that their work may
be more closely correlated.
The drive to collect delinquent Income
taxes, which has been in progress since
Nov. 13, and will be continued until Jan.
13, was expected to be discussed.
*
Rescinds Action
Members of the board of public works
In session today rescinded all action on
a resolution confirmed Aug. 20, provid
ing for the cutting off of th. northwest
corner of a plot of ground at Tibbs ave
nue and West Tenth street.
The action was taken in order to cut
the sire of the entire plot to about one
fourth its present size, thereby reducing
the number of property owners to be af
fected from $-.200 to 500. The resolu
tion will be reconfirmed, it was stated
by the board.
Ex-King Is Favored
LUCERNE, Dec. 6.—The plebiscite in
Greece on Sunday on the return of ex-
King Constantine to the Greek throne
resulted in favor of the ex-king by a
vote of 6 to 1. according to a telegram
from Athens today.
WEATHER
Forecast for Indiacapojis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m..
Dec. 7, 1920: Rain or snow tonight and
Tuesday; little chnnge in temperature;
lower tonight about freezing.
HOURLY TEMPERATURE.
A a. m 31
7 a. m 32
$ a. m 33
0 a. in 34
lf> a. m; 35
H a. m 3S
12 (noon) 3ft
1 p. m 3ft
S p. m. 40
Published at Indianapolis,
led.. Dally Except Sunday.
FARMERS ASK
FEDERAL AID
FOR INTERESTS
Seek Embargo on Importation
of Agricultural Prod
ucts.
WANT LOANS EXTENDED
Resolutions asking an embargo upon
the Importation of agricultural products
that come into unfair competition with
American commodities were adopted to
day at the opening session of the Ameri
can Farm Bureau Federation, which is
in session at the Masonic Temple.
The resolution, which was forwarded
to Congress, also asks that body to make
provisions for the extension and renewal
of farm obligations which were redis
counted through the Federal Reserve
Bank. A similar request was sent to
Secretary of the Treasury Houston.
The resolutions are as follows:
To the President of the Senate and
Speaker of the House of Representatives
of the United States. *
The delegate representatives of 1,300.000
fanners, members of the American Farm
Bureau Federation, in annual convention,
assembled at Indianapolis, Ind., on this
Gth day of December, 1920, respectfully
and earnestly request
That the Congress of the United State*
take such immediate action as shall be
expedient to make provision for the ex
tensions and renewals of farmers obliga
tions which were rediscounted through
the Federal Reserve Bang, as are neces
sary to safeguard the agricultural in
terests of the nation In the present finan
cial crisis which threatens the bank
ruptcy of America's basic industry.
That tint!! Congress shall have enacted
tariff legislation according to agriculture,
the same consideration shown to other
industries, an embargo be placed upon
the importation of such agricultural
products as come into destructive com
petition with similar American commodi
ties
That Congress give Immediate con
sideration to the necessity for opening
(Continued on Page Four.)
Wilson to Address
H ousesinW riting
WASHINGTON, Dec. President
Wilson will address Congress “in
writing,” according to members of
the congressional notification commit
tee, which called at the White House
today with formal word that Con
gress has met.
Members of the committee took this
to mean that the President will not
attempt to appear before Congress in
person with his message tomorrow.
V •>
Carried Gan of Big
Calibre; Arrested
John D. Palmer, living at 2454 Relle
fontalne street, was arrested today when
two police lieutenants searched him and
found a Colt .45-calibre automatic, holster
and belt on him. He was slated at the
city prison for carrying concealed
weapons.
According to Palmer, he was going to
the country for some target practice, hut
he only had eight cartridges. When
asked how he happened to have a United
States Army gun he said it was given to
him by a Captain Gibson of Camp Tay
lor as a present Just before the armi
stice was signed and that he was on po
lice duty in the camp from which tho
gun was awarded.
McCormick to Call
on French President
PARIS. Dec. 6.—United States Senator
Medill McCormick, Republican, of Il
linois. announced today that he would
visit President Millcrand, of France, and
Premier Eeygues tomorrow, but that his
tails and his conversations would be un
official.
3 Hurt in Rail Jam
CRESTON, I own, Dec. 5. —Three per
sons were injured Sunday when the Bur
lington fast mail train. No. 7, ran in to
the rear coach of a passenger train
standing In front f>f the station. Three
mail cars on No. 7 were wrecked.
Feast of Belshazzar
Discounted by Kokomo
Event, Sags Minister
Special to The Times.
KOKOMOfI, nld., Dec. 6—ln a sermon
: from his pulpit at the Grace M. E. Church
here Sunday, the Rev. William T. Arn
old made the declaration that special
protection had been given prominent city
und county officials in the violation of
! liquor laws.
Rev. Arnold contended that a week
i ago a bacchanalian feat.s which closely
1 resembled the one given by Belshazzar
| In the days of old, was held at the Ko
! komo Country Club, in which wine and
i whisky in wholesale quantities held
sway, while nearly 100 men prominently
identified with the business aid social
life of Kokomo participated In a revelry
of drunkenness.
It is said that a number of men from
fbdlanapoUs and Chicago ware guests at
tha party which waa given by a business
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1579.
SPOUSESLAYER
IS BOUND OYER
WITHOUT BAIL
Clash Occurs Between Law
yers for Husband’s Interests
and Mrs. Meyers.
GUN SAID TO BE EMPTY
Mrs. Frederick A. Meyers, 40, who, ac
cording to the police, shot and killed her
husband Saturday night at their homo
and studio, ISOG North Alabama street,
was bound over to the Marlon County
grand jury today without bond after a
preliminary examination before City
Judge Walter Pritchard.
At the close of the hearing, in which
Mrs. Meyers unfolded some weird secrets
of her life with the slain man, the court
said:
“I hare watched for the element of
manslaughter in this evidence nnd I
have heard no evidence that would indi
cate she is guilty of manslaughter. She
Is either guilty of murder or she is not
guilty of murder. Therefore this court
has no power to fix ball.”
E. M. Hornaday, 34 Union Trust build
ing, attorney representing Mr. Meyers'
j ir.tejests, halted the attempt of M. I,
I Clawson, appearing for Mrs. SJeyers, to
! have her waive examination in city court
j provided she would be admitted to ball,
when Hornaday described the shooting
j ne “a wilful murder which was in no
way self-defense” and denied that Mey
! ers “was at any time Insane.”
Clawson then demand'd an immediate
| hearing to determine If the defendant
I should be admlttexl to ball,
SHELL CHAMBER
BELIES STORY.
Detective Fossettl testified to .Mrs.
Meyers' statement of the shooting and
of her taking a revolver from a drawer
j ln the dark room of the photograph stu
j dlo. because she feared her husband
■ would kill her with it if he saw the
, weapon, and of her admission that she
: put the gun in his pocket. He said Mrs.
i Meyers claimed site only fired two shots,
j but that he found the ,38-cnliber weapon
j on the stairway, where she dropped it,
and that there were five empty shells In
the weapon. Mrs Meyers’ confession was
introduced in evidence.
The detective testified to information
he had received on the number of alter
cations that Mr. and Mrs. Meyers had
during the last five or six years, nnd
1 also to Meyers having pretended to com
mit suicide several times.
Mrs. Susan C. Ktnnard, 703 Eju*t Drive.
Woodruff Place, formerly secretary of
the Indianapolis Humane Society, testi
fied Meyers halted her near the Meyer*
home Thursday afternoon on Alabama
(Continued on Page Four.)
Indianapolis Pure ‘
Food Show Throws
Open Doors Tonight
Tomlinson Hall Decorated for
Weelfs Event, Market With
Public Wedding,
By KATHLEEN M’KEE.
"Queen of Pure Food" arrived in In
dianapolis early Monday morning, ac
companied by a retinue of fifty royal
subpeets who will make exhibitions at
the Pure Food Show, which open* to
night nt Tomlinson hall, with n flourish
of band concerts and everything. The
subjects of tho "Queen" will visit in the
; city during the week and will receive
, their friends in a magnificent court tit
. tho hall.
When I arrived at the show nnd looked
| down from the balcony over the spacious
| auditorium. I saw a veritable southern
exposure of a palatial hall decorated with
tho most dellcato rose, and white,
j Indeed, I was transported from Decem
(Continued on Page Four.)
Coca Cola Cos. Wins
Koke Trade-mark Suit
J WASHINGTON, Dee. C.—The Coca Cola
Company won its suit in the United
States Supreme Court against the Koke
Company of America for Infringement on
j trade-mark and use of unfair trade prac
tices. The district court granted the
: Coca Cola Company an Injunction against
j the Koke Company but this was reversed
jby the Court of Appeals. The Supreme
! Court sustained the district court and
reversed the Court of Appeals.
Ordinance Provides
Bounty for Dead Rats
j An ordinance providing for the appro
! priation of SI,OOO, to be used for the ex
j termination of rats In the city, has been
| prepared for submission to the city coun
j oil at Its meeting tonight.
A bounty of 5 cents would be paid on
showing of evidence of each rodent killed,
the ordinance provides. One hundred dol
! lars would be used before the end of the
j year and the remainder in 1021.
Cashier Gets Term
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 0.-Fred
| W. French, assistant cnshler of the City
■ Trust and Snvinga Bank, who confessed
| stealing $500,000, was sentenced by Su
perior Judge Dunham today to 10 to 20
years In Jackson prison. The court rec
lomnt*nded the maximum sentence.
man, -who was married a fqvv days later
in one of the most elaborate weddings of
the year.
Rev. Arnold declares that most of those
present became hilarious and that turkey,
pie and other articles of food were
thrown against tho walls of the club,
damaging the furnishings to the extent
of many hundreds of dollars. Girl caba
ret singers who were bronght from Chi
cago to entertain the guests were obliged
to leave tlie club, because of. the wild
performances of the drunken men.
Although It was known that the liquor
was being Imported to the city for the
purpose of this party, no action waa
taken by the local police or county offi
cials, the pastor announced.
“It these men had been common every
day folk *ll would hav been arrested,,”
(CoaOausd on Togo
INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6,1920.
HAVE
YOUR CHRmwar
JAIL STORMED
AFTER ATTACK
ON TWO GIRLS
Mob of 3.000 Forms Following
Slaying of Sheriff and
Two Others.
JUDGE’S APPEAL HOOTED
BANTA ROSA. Cal.. Dec. fl.—Thongh
dawn brought comparative quiet, scores
cf heavily armed deputy sheriffs today
guarded the f*onoma County jail against
the gate of which an infuriated mob of
3.010 last night hurled itself time after
time in an effort to lynch Georgs Boyd,
Terry Fitts, Charles Valenti and Dorothy
Quinlan, held for the murder ltere late
yesterday of Sheriff James A. Betray and
Detective* Miles Jackson and Lester
Dorman of Han Francisco.
Boyd, possibly fatally wounded, today
definitely admitted haring shot and killed
Jackson. Officers say he killed l’etray
and Dorman also. The triple killing was
a sequel to an assault on two girls In Han
Francisco Thanksgiving ere. They had
been brought hero in nn attempt to Iden
tify further members of the gang respon
sible for the assault.
Valenti, Fits, and the Quinlan woman
were In the room with Boyd when the
shooting occurred. All art* held on mur
der charges until the Inquest lecides
who did tie shooting. _
"I did the shooting. I am willing to j
plead guilty and taks my m*dleine."f
Boyd Is said to have told Constables
Mathews. Previously Boyd had admit-*
ted shooting Jackson.
Boyd's condition was unchanged today
and surgeons he.d out I opo of hta re
(Uontlnucd on rage Nine.)
PEACE IN ERIN
APPEARS CLOSE
Lloyd George Expected to Ac
cept Offer Ending
Murders.
LONDON, Dec. 6. —Cessation of fight
ing In Ireland appeared Imminent today.
With a 81 nn Fein peace offer in his
hands, Fremier Lloyd George was ex
pected to aoeepf the opportunity to end
bloodshed on the island, perhaps making
an announcement in Commons today.
The bid for peace came from Fath-r
Michael O'Flannngan, vice president <tf
the Sinn Fein organization nnd Its acting
head. He telegraphed Lloyd George:
"You state you are willing to make
peace Immediately and bop* Ireland also
Is willing. What first step to you pro
pose 7"
The London press welcomed the sign of
nn approaching truce The l'ost alone
commented unfavorably upon negotiations
before order has been restored.
Tho News nnd Herald demanded that
the Premier close his ears to "reactlonnry
interests” ants make every effort for a
truee which “will lead toi pence If the
murder campaign la checked at once.”
There was opposition both here and In
Irelnnd. Some Sinn Feiu lenders de
clared they are not ready to undertake
peace now which would result In a com
promise of their Other lead
er* approved O'Flannagan’s offer, de
claring England has been the aggressor
throughout and that tho Irish always
have been ready for peace If England
withdraws.
Meanwhile nntl-Slnn Fein activities
continued throughout England and Ire
land. At Liverpool two vwmen, one a
school teacher, were arrested on charges
of complicity in Sinn Fein plots. Hugh
O'Reilly, town clerk, accused of par
ticipating in raids, was taken by the con
stabulary.
D’Annunzio Calls Off
War Against Italy
ROME, Dee. G.—Gr.brlelle D'Annunzio
has withdrawn ills declaration of war
ngainst Italy, according to reprts here
today.
Thqcpoet was said to have been assured
a telegram from General Cavlgiias, com
mander of government forces surround
ing Flume, was merely a request, not an
ultimatum, that the Itappalo treaty be
recognized.
Whiteside’s Petition
to Come Up Thursday
The case of Arthur Whiteside, con
victed in the Marlon County Criminal
Court on a charge of presenting false
claims in regard to burial of pauper
dead, nnd who is serving a sentence in
the Indiana Ktate Prison, will be heard
by the State Board of Pardons Thursday
morning at 0 o’clock. Whiteside is ask
ing a parole because of the dependency
of his wife.
The board will also hear the case of
Stephen Beck of Indianapolis, who is
serving n sentence in the State Prison
for involuntary manslaughter. Beck was
convicted of killing an employe of the
Times when he hit the lad with his au
tomobile. Beck's case, will be heard at
3:30 o'clock Thursday.
The first session of the board were held
beginning at 10 o’clock today. Cases of
several murderers will be heard during
TOTALS ASKED
MORE THAN 1920
APPROPRIATION
Expenditures Expected to Top
Sums as Set Out, Many
Items Not Included.
75 PCT. DUE TO THE WAR
WASHINGTON, y Dec. 6.—Appropii
atlons of $4,068.449,557.36 for the regular
expenses of the Government for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1922, were asked
of Congress today by Secretary of the
Treasury Houston in submitting the an
nual estimates cf the executive depart
ments.
The amount requested exceeds the ap
propriation for the current fiscal year
by $855,407,372.68, although It Is approxi
mately $400,000,000 less than the annual
estimates submitted by the secretary In
1910.
Congress as It finally passed the cur
tent nproprlatlon bills reduced the last
estimates by more than $1,60'>,000,000 and
Republican leaders already have nerved
notice that the requests submitted by
Houston today will receive, similar trear.
meut. Compared to the annual appro
priation of pre war years. Houston's es
timate Is nearly four times as great.
ACTUAL EXPENDITURES
MAY EXCEED ESTIMATES.
But despite efforts toward economy,
actual expenditures may be larger than
the estimates. because the amount
Houston aeks does not Include appro
priations necessary for the payment of
the six months' guarantee by the Gov
ernment to the railroad* after they were
returned to private ownership and In
creased naval building program that will
be recommended, by Hecretary of the
Navy Daniels or say allowance for In
creased compensation which some Gov
ernment employes are demanding.
Thre' huge appropriations requests—
all caused by the war—stand out above
the others, representing about 75 per
cent of the total estimate.
The first Is $1,188,404.87 for interest on
and a sinking fund to pay off the na
tion's war debt of more than S24,<VK),O(X>,-
000. The estimate was $822,650,000. The
total for these two accounts was $40,-
100,000 less than the nproprlatlon during
the current fiscal year, dua to a reduc
tion in the public debt.
The War Department requeat for the
next year totals approximately Sbss.-
000,000, or almost equal to the total ex
pense# of the Government fen years ago.
Similar appropriations for the present
year amounted to only $185,000,000.
NA\ Y ( OMEB IN FOR
(255.000.000 MOKE.
The Navy Department estimate* that it
will need more than $693,000,000 during
the next year, or approximately $255.-
000,000 more than was granted by Con
gress during th* current year. The es
timate fbr navn! construction calls fir a*
(expenditure of $784,000,000. This la to
1
aud In addition Secretary Daniel* will
ask for the authorization of another
building program
The main division* of the government
that are asking less money next year
(Continued on Cage Two.)
COAL THIEVES
ARESENTENCED
Seven Negroes Draw Fines
and Jail Terms.
Seven negrooe who were arrested for
stealing coal from box cars In the Big
Four yards, were fined $1 and coats and
sentenced to servo ten dnya in Jail by
Judge I’rUchard In City Court todaq.
Tho case* of two other negroes charged
with the ame offnse were continued.
Amos lterry, 1616 Lafayette street;
Delaware Pierson, 719 North California
street; Robert Jones, 513 Indiana avenuo;
James Gravely, 515 Indiana avenue:
Richard Huff. 515 Indiana avenue; James
Carter, 1313 Lafayette street, nnd Wil
liam Johnson, 528 Martlndale avenue, all
colored, were fined $1 and cost* nnd sen
tenced to servo ten da)* in Jail. The case
of Moser Long, living at 524 Minerva
street, wns continued until tomorrow,
and the case of James Roper, living at
314 Smith street, was continued until
Dee. 8,
The men were arrested late Saturday
night by Railroad Defectives Adams,
Johnson nnd Sergeant Jacobs.
Mrs. Harding Takes
Tea at White House
WASHINGTON, Dec. 0. Mrs. Warren
C. Harding took lea with Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson nt the White House tfiday.
Mr. Wilson sent formal invitation to
the wife of the President-elect ami an
acceptance was dispatched throngh Mrs
Harding’s secretary, Miss Kathleen
Lawler.
2 Victims of Fire;
Mother May Die
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Dec. 6 —Three
persons were held today ending Investi
gation of the fire which burned to death
the two small children of Mrs. Alta M.
Kohler nt Warren, a suburb of oYuugs
town. llnrry Coller, Ift, one of those
held, declared the mother, who Is uncon
scious In a hospital, suffering from three
wounds, told him she had shot herself
and set fire to their home.
300 Jewish Women
to Bake Own Bread
in War on Prices
Jewish women of the south side
will bake their own break until south
side bakers reduce the price of their
commodity; at least three hundred of
them who have formed tho “Ladies'
Economical Society” for the purpose
of reducing the H. C. L„ will.
“Flour has dropped,” said Mrs.
Isaac Goldin, see retar yof the newly
formed organization. "Why not
bread? We feel that. 20 cents is too
high for a two-pound loaf of bread,
and should be reduced at least 20
per cent. We have formed this so
soelety for the definite purpose of
bringing down the expense of every,
day living and we are beginning with
bread.”
Mrs. Samuel Esbowsky lias been
named president of the organization.
The women hope to enlist the support
of the north side Jewish women and
will hold a mas# meeting Wednesday
afternoon in the Communal building,
17 West Morris street, which all Jew
ish. women of tha city aro urged td
attend. ' •
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On Job Despite Misfortunes
Rep. Frank W. MondeU and til# daughter Dorothy leaving the Whltehoosa after
a recent call on President Wilson.
Representative Frank W. Mondell, Re
publican leader of the House, has sus
tained a broken leg twice within the last
few nonths. It la only within the last
few weeks that he could hobble about
the capital. He has been active, however.
Harding Bids Farewell
to Senate in Emotional
Speech; A ski H smonij
WASHINGTON, Defc. G.\ Standing at his desk where he served for six
years, President-Elect Warren G. Harding Lade farewell to the United
States Senate and in a brief speech, choked with emotion, expressed the
hope that he might have the co-operation of his colleagues In the four years
beginning March 4, next.
Great tasks are ahead of the nation, he pointed out, and their solution
depends upon tho spirit of co-operation and mutual helpfulness that will
exist between the executive and the legislative branches of the govern
ment.
Senator Harding's voice was low and husky as he began his farewell.
His eyes were dim with tears.
He said:
I am pleased at thta greeting by
fellow member# of the Senate. There
la atlU greater satisfaction In having
this opportunity to aay to you In
formally tone of the thing* In tuy
heart which I could utter in no other
way. I roeogulze that I atn here to
day under somewhat unusual cir
cumstance* anil there Is a delicacy
about It that one In my position
cannot escape, except through some
form of self effatvtuetit which does
not seem quite possible.
No member of this body could bo
more reluctant to leave It. 1 may
say to the Senate that 1 camo here
with every respect for this body and
1 am leaving !t with greater reapect
than that with which I came. If one
could always direct his own political
fortunes to his liking 1 should hava
preferred my membership here to
any ofTlce a citizen may hold -in this
Kepubllc or elsewhere In the world.
I.IKKB FREEDOM
OF SENATE.
I like the freedom, the association,
the patriotic sense of responsibility
which abides here. I am conscious
of the great place which Congress
holds under our constitution and
particularly sensibly to the obliga
tions of tho Senate. When my re
spouslblllltes begin In the executive
capacity I shall be as mindful of tho
Semite's responsibilities, ns I have
(Continued on Fag© Four.)
Mexican Rail Men
Order General Strike
VERA CRUZ, Mex., Dec. 6. —A general
strike was ordered today by employes of
the Mexican Hallway. Dock workers and
stevedore* at Vera Cruz voted to strike
in sympathy. Tho railway strikers Is
sued a manifesto warning strikebreakers
of dirts consequences If any attempt to
take tit" strikkers’ places wus made. The
mayor of Vera Cruz telegraphed the Fed
eral government at Mexico City for
troops to handle the situation.
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LAST HOME EDITION
TWO CENTS PER. COPY
despite the fact that he ha* had to use
crutches whenever he walked about. His
daughter Dorothy has been of great as
sistance to him, accompanying him about
his work.
YOUNG TEACHER
TAKES OWN LIFE
111 Health Said to Be Cause of
Deed.
Special to The Time*.
BRAZIL, Ind., Dec. 6.—Prof. Albert
Moore, 24, assistant principal of the Asn
horo High School, committed suicide to
day by shooting himself In the temple
with a revolver.
When Mr. Moore failed to arrive at
the school Ills parents were called by tele
phone and said he had left home at the
usual time.
High school students, who went In
search, found his body in a field. Ill
ness was given a the cause.
SIB,OOO Gem Robbery
Is Mystery to Police
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 6.—Police declined
to discuss details of a reported theft of
Jewels estimated to value J 15.009 from
the home of 11. C. Fowler, chairman of
tho directors of the Fidelity National
Rank here. The Jewelry, mostly dia
monds, la believed to have been stolen
by porch climbers Nov. 22, who entered
the Fowler residence while the family
was at dinner.
Joseph Edwards Faces
Manslaughter Charge
The Marlon County grand jury today
returned two Indictments, one of which
was against Walter Good, 11, who was
Indicted on a charge of manslaughter as
the result of the death of Joseph Edwards
on Aug. 3. 1920. * A manslaughter Indict
ment was returned In order that the Ju
venile Court could have jurisdiction.
Judge James A. Collins announced. The
judge said he would refer the case to
the Juvenile Court tomorrow.
Good and Edwards were playing wild
west and during the show Good Is said
to have pulled the trigger of a revolver
which was loaded. Edwards was shot
and died shortly afterward.
The defendant named In the other In
dictment was not announced as the arrest
has not been made.
Desired Germany to
Get ‘Fair Treatment*
NEW YORK, Dec. (I.—A desire to see
Germany get fair treatment in reports
of fighting early In the world war was
one reason Dr. Edward A. Rumoly ac
quired control of the New York Evening
Mail, he sold today testifying ln'Tvls ow.i
behalf In his trial o ncharges of viola
tion of the trading with the enemy act.
Rumely said he believed many Amer
icans were Interested In complete reports
from the German side as well as the al
lied and that he believed many business
men would support such a pnper.
Thirds Outfit Salves
LEXINGTON, K^D^j^HLjothlng
and men's f- ! fi>pro.x •
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NO. 179.
IS EXPECTED TO
MARK TIME FOR
67TH JVIEETING
National Assembly ' Faces
Heavy Demands in
Legislation.
CROWDS IN GALLERIES
WASHINGTON, Dec. C—Congress again
is In session. The two houses met at
noon with the next President of the
United States, Senator Harding, in his
place.
Harding was the magnet that made
the Senate wing of the Capitol the goal
of the crowds. His entrance Into the
Senate caused a demonstration by sena
tors and spectators lasting several min
utes. When Harding answered his name
on the roll call, there was more ap
plause.
Speaker Gillett called the House to
order just at noon.
Vice President Marshall let his gaveL
fall a moment later. ,
There was nearly a full attendance of,
Senators and Representatives, only a few
from each house being absent. Some
were due to arrive during the day. House
galleries also were crowded bet the long
lines that waited In the Senate corridors
were not present in the House where the
main events were the swearing in of new
members and the appointment of a com
mittee to notify the President Congress
had met.
committee to
NOTIFY PRESIDENT.
Speaker Gillett of the House appointed
Representatives Mondell, Fordm-y and
Champ Clark as the House committee to
notify President Wilson that the House
was in session nnd ready to receive any
communication he might have to make.
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, formerly
Miss Alice Roosevelt, was an early.ar
rival. She occupied a front seat in the
members' gallery.
Harding was called to the rostrum for
a speech a few minutes after the Senate
got under way. Then Senate adjourned
at 12:20 o'clock, immediately after Hard
ing concluded speaking.
Before Harding spoke, Senator Heflin,
Alabama, aud Senator Glass. Virginia,
were sworn In and resolutions were
adopted notifying President Wilson and
the House that the Senate was ready for
business. The House meanwhile entered
on its session without any unusual
events Calling of the roll consumed a
long time and then the S-nate resolution
was agreed to aud the House adjourned
until tomorrow.
While the session opening today prob
ably will only mark time for the new
order of things coming in with the new
administration March 4, certain feature*
of It are unique in the history of Ameri
can congresses.
The Senate hus for the first time a
President-elect on Its rolls In Senator W.
G. Harding of Ohio.
Many figures prominent In Washington
life were defeated in the last election
nnd will become private citizens after
March 4.
Faced by heavier demands for legisla
tion than any Congress save the on*
that declared war on Germany, both
branches openly have adopted a program
that calls for the transaction of only
the most routine business until the call
ing of the proposed special session.
The House, too, had Its feature of In
terest. Republican Trader MondeU came
to the Capitol on crutches, his leg having
been broken In an accident. Representa
tive Claud Kltchln, scheduled to be lead
er of the Democrats on retirement of
Champ Clark, made his first appearance
since he suffered a paralytic stroke on
the floor last session. Uncle Joe Cannon
wns another injured member. He broke
his arm during the campaign.
The only real legislative work sched
uled for today was a hearing by House
and Senate Agricultural Committees, sit
ting Jointly, for farmers, who are asking
legislation to meet conditions by falling
prices of their products. This demand,
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U. S. GOVERNMENT
WINS COAL CASE
Lehigh Valley R. R. Held
Violator of Anti-Trust Law.
WASHINGTON, Dec. o—Tha United
States Supreme Court today held that
the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
wns violating the Sherman anti-trust law
and the commodity clause of the inter
state commerce act in its control of hard
coal. It ordered a dissolution of the
various combinations affecting the com
modity. The decreees of lower court*
were reversed.
The decision was a complete victory
for the Federal government, the court
holding that tho combination had re
sulted in a restrain of interstate com
merce nnd violation of the commodities’
clause of the anti-trust statutes.
The case was one of the famous an
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Bread Is the most important single
item in the diet of every aiemlw e* -4s
family.
The housewife should therefore be
anxious to get any new facts she may
on Us making and Its economical use.
Realizing this, the Department of Agri
culture has printed for free distribution
to housewives r booklet that gives scores
of recipes for making bread. These are
supplemented by other recipes on tha
use of stale bread that no crumb may go
to waste.
Finally, the booklet takes up oth-r
cereal foods and assigns them to their
proper places in the diet. It tolls h to
get the value of your money in buying
hreakfaßt foods, how to make them at
home.
It Is practical. Our bureau makes no
service charge for getting it for you. It
costs you only the. two cents in stamps
to put on tho envelope that goes back to
you.
— —N
Frederic 3. Haskln, Director.
The Indiana Daily Time*
Information Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose herewith two cents In
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