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Cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Little
temperature change. Freezing tonight.
Furniss’ Desire to Become
Minister to Haiti Draw Po
litical Lines Taut.
There is war on the avenue —war
which promises to grow in intensity un
til it beats anything that traditional bat
tle ground ever has seen—a war which
some leaders of the Jewett-Lemoke wing
of the Republican party have begun to
fear may result in the complete loss of
their control of the negro vote, the bal
ance of power In Marion County.
The conflict is one not of knives and
guns and gallopin’ dominoes, as so many
avenue combats have been, but one in
which the weapons are political pulls
*nd the fears and aspirations of the con
tending factions. Which is by way
of preface to the statement that every
body in the administration group of the
Republican party in Marion County
from Mayor Jewett and County Treas
urer Ralph I.emeke, down to the last
colored precinct committeeman is in
The generalissimo on the one hand is
Dr. Sumner A. Kumiss, negro member
of the city council. His able lieutenants
are Rufe Page, king of the gamblers on
Indiana avenue; William Lancaster, who
also is famed for his gambling Joint:
Irving Hardy. former member of the
Indianapolis police force, who was ap
pointed shortly after he served a term
iu the penitentiary nnd for whose ap
pointment the preceding city adminis
tration was roundly criticised, and Jesse
Willis, former clerk in the city assess
ment bureau, who was discharged when
caught in a gambling raid.
Henry Fleming, colored superintendent
of ash collection; ’’Big .Tack” Jackson,
publisher of a colored newspaper, and
Joe Broyles, a colored employe in the
secretary of State's office lead the op
posing hosts.
Rufe I’age, Insiders say. wants to ge f
a monopoly on the gambling privileges,
Lancaster wants to keep on gambling.
Hardy wants to get back on the force
and Willis wants to get in out of the
The causns belli is Pr. Sumner A. Fur
niss’ ardpnt desire to be appointed min
ister to Haiti by President Harding, and
bis attempts to ’’get” Henry Fleming’s
ash-collecting Job for one of his own
The war was opened by Pr. Furniss,
those who have watched the fight de
velop assert. Pr. Furniss desired to
hold the negro vote la the hollow of
his hand. With the help of City Comp
troller Robert 11. Brvsr.n, who desires
the support of the doctor's faction In
bis “shadow" race for the Republican
nomination for mayor (“shadow” for the
reason tfcat his candidacy is regarded as
only an attempt to obtain a weapon with
which he may trade in order to land
the postmastership of Indianapolis), Pr.
Furniss is said to have organized what
is known to the elect as "The Precinct
The organization is supposed to ln
rltie all of the twentv-one negro Repub
lican precinct committeemen of Indian
apolis. In reality, it is said, only nine
(Continued on Page Two.)
Man Tells Undertaker ‘That’s
Not My Corpse.’
CHICAGO, Pec. 7—“ The rolice told
my wife fthat you have the body of
Alexander Adnmoviez here,” said a man
at the Central Undertaking rooms, 422
South Clark street, Monday.
“We have,” replied Louis Cohen, the
proprietor. "Are you a friend? Would
you like to see the body ?”
"Well,’’ said the stranger, “I know
Adamovicz. so you'll have to get an
other name for your dead man. Adam
ovicz Is iny name and I'm far from dead.
The police had notified Mrs. Adam
ovicz that her husband had been kill'd
In a fight at the saloon of Jake Abra
ham. 416 South Clark street. The dead
man had an Identification card, which
Adamovicz lost some time ago, in bis
So the police got bnsy and identified
the body as that of John Shannon, 426
South Clark street, formerly a laborer
at Camp Grant. At the inquest held
later George Burke and Leo Maloney,
both of 535 South Clark street, were
ordered held to the grand Jury on
charges of manslaughter. They are said
to have participated in a fight with
Chicago Police Seek
Stolen Mail Pouches
CHICAGO, Pec. 7.—Four pouches of
registered maii, stolen from the platform
of the Englewood Union Station while
waiting to be put aboard the “Pixie
Flyer,” on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Railroad, nre being sought by the police
today, together with four men believed
to have stolen them. Whether the pouches
contained anything of value has not been
The bags contained mail for points
In the South from Pittsburgh, Cincin
nati. Evansville, Ind., and other cities.
Three of the bags, their sides slit and
their contents missing, were found after
being thrown from the automobile in
which the robbers fled.
Judge W. W. Thornton will address
the annual meeting of the Indianapolis
Bar Association at 8 o’clock tomorrow
night, on “Impressions of Europe In
1920.” The meeting will be held in the
library of the United States court. Fol
lowing Judge Thornton's address officers
will be elected.
Forecast for Indianapolis nnd vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m..
Pec. 8: Partly cloudy tonight and
Wednesday: not much change in temper
ature; lowest tonight about
(1 a. m 32
7 a. m 315
8 a. 51
9 a. m 34 ,
10 a. m 33
11 r m... 35
j# (noon) 55
!. p. m
3 p. ill 35
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Counsel for Slayer of Husband Files Petition to Obtain Bail
Judge Pritchard Expresses
Regret That He Can’t Fix
Amount for Liberty.
A petition to obtain bail for Mrs. Inda
Myers, who shot and killed her husband,
Frederick A. Myers. In their etudlo at
1806 North Alabama street, will he filed
today before the Judge of the Criminal
Court by M. L. Clawson, attorney for
the defendant.
A transcript of the evidence presented
in the preliminary hearing In City Court
yesterday and a record of the case has
been prepared to be submitted before
the court.
Judge Walter Pritchard In City Court
yesterday bound Ilr3. Myers over to the
grand Jury without bail, declaring that
it was uot in hlts jurisdiction to grunt
her liberty on bond, but the Judge
walked into the matron's office after tha
hearing and shook hands with ’Mrs.
Myers and expressed his regret that he
did not have the power to set the amount
o* bond for her release.
Mrs. Mvcrs was forced to remain in
the Marlon County jail during the night,
although her father, Alonzo Snider, owns
real estate unincumbered to the value
of more than $50,00(1 iu Warren Township,
Marion County, was ready to sign tIK
lend. Attorney Clawson declared that
other relatives and friends are also ready
to sign the bond if bail Is grunted bv
the Judge of Crlclnal Court.
The funeral of Mr. Myers was held
at the parlors of Bailey & Ivregelo, fu
neral directors, at 532 North Pennsyl
vania street at 10 o'clock this morniug.
Burial was at a cemeterv ten miles north
(Continued on Page Two.)
Judge Carter Holds That Sus
pended Sentence Must Be
Although holding that a judge of the
City Court does not have the legal au
thority to suspend a sentence. Judge
So.on J. Carter of Superior Court. Room
1, today held that I’a-t Stiven* was orig
inally legally sentenced to 180 day* on
the Indiana State Farm and fined SSO on
a charge of violating the State prohibi
tion statute.
Judge Carter held that an illegal act
by a Judge, like suspending a sentence,
does not invalidate a valid judgment of
the court.
The court ordered Stlvens remanded
to the custody of the sheriff and he was
returned to the juil after failing to ob
tain a writ of habeas corpus releasing
him from serving the penal farm sen
Judge Carter ruled that Stlvens'a sen
tence of 180 days began on Nov. 11, the
(Continued on I’age Four.)
Dinner Given for Local Party
at Anderson.
ANDERSON, Ind.. I>e.e. 7.—lndianapo
lis business men out on a courtesy tonr
to renew personal friendships with the
business elements of surrounding cities
were greeted at a special luncheon here
today when their special traction car
The visitors were the. guests of the
Anderson Chamber of Commerce and the
Rotary Club at a luncheon served in the
Grand Hotel. Short addresses were made
by E. R. Stillson, president of the An
derson Chamber of Commerce, and Nee.
McCullough, vice president of the Cham
ber and a member of the Rotsrv Club.
Don Prentta responded In behalf of the
Indianapolis delegation.
John It. Reynolds, secretary of the In
dianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Joined
the tourists here at noon.
The “courtesy visitors” stopped at
Fortville and Pendleton en route here,
visiting trade acquaintances in those
towns. This afternoon they will stop at
Daleville and Yorktown, arriving in Mun
cie for a dinner to he given by the Mun
cie Chamber of Commerce this evening.
Charles A. Bookwalter will speak for the
Indianapolis men at the dinner. The
special car will leave Muncie this evening
at 8:30 o’clock for the return trip.
DAVENPORT, la., Dec. 7.—Emil Peter
sen, 31, nnd Mike Anderson, 43, were
instantly killed Monday when their auto
mobile failed to make a curve on the
Hickory Grove road several miles from
the city, and went over a thirty-foot em
bankment. Frank Moraveck, driver,
Reputed Slayer Seeks Sob Outlet, Oklahoma
Prosecutor Declares.
ARPMORH, Okla.. Dee. 7.—Existing
laws of the State of Oklahoma will pre
vent a trial by twelve women jurors of
Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon, reputed slayer
of Jake L. Hamon, multimillionaire Okla
home oil king, according to County At
torney Russell P. Brown today. Brown
said “he would be glad" to try Mrs. Clara
Hamon before twelve women, but that
the State, laws interfered.
The sensational interview held with the
missing woman near Snn Antonio by
Perry M. Boss, a newspaper correspon
dent. has caused the pursuit to be re
doubled. Attorney Brown has wired San
Antonio police to “use every known
agency” - to apprehend Mrs. Hamon and
to arrest Ross if necessary as a material
witness to compel her delivery.
2!tiiitottii Ipatlij cuntes
President of Council Says
‘City Barns Are Long
Way Off.’
Unmistakable Indications that the
Jewett city administration will not be
able to fulfill Its 3 year-old promise to
build municipal yards and centralize
therein all city barns, repair shops and
equipment storage house* next year a*
it lias expressed a hope to do, crorpod
out in the regular meeting of the city
council last night.
Gustav G. .Schmidt, president of coun
cil, told a delegation representing the
South Side Women's Club that "the
municipal yards are a long way off."
The statement was made in answer to
the women during a discussion of plans
to move the city street cleaning and ash
hauling mules from the iyre>ent city
barns at 1154 Shelby street. The women
said they would like to see the yards
built a once so they would have assur
ance the offensive animals would be out
of the residential district.
The board of works repeatedly has
stated that it cannot move the mules
from their present abode until the yards
nre built. The yards cannot be built
until the courtcll approves a bond issue
to finance the construction.
Mr. Schmidt's statement is taken, by
those who are familiar with plans of
the council, to mean that the present at
titude of the majority of the body is to
oppose the establishment of the yards as
being an unwarranted expenditure of
public money because of current build
ing conditions.
The council was in a postponing mood.
An ordinance providing for a 10 per
cent increase in patrolmen’s salaries nnd
a 5 per cent raise in the pay of higher
officers, tip to nnd including the lieuten
ants of the police department, intro
duced by Councilman William B. I’eako
and backed by Attorney Fred I’. Bonl
field nnd a delegation of patrolmen, was
tabled until the first meeting in Marcn.
Councilman Russell Willson, chairman
of the special committee of the whole,
considering the ordlnanc ratifying the
contract to amend the franchise of the
Citizens Gas Company, received extension
of time for his report until the next
regular meeting. Councilman I’eake
likewise got more time for consideration
by the finance committee of an ordinance
ratifying a contract of the board of
works with the local agent of the White
Motor Truck Company for the purchase
of two motor trucks for use in the ash
hauling department.
OF fl.ooo.
After an appeal by Dr. Mark Ziegler,
United States Public Health Service, that
the campaign to exterminate rats the
week of Dec. 13 receive the council's sup
port, and nftor the board of public health
had been called from its own meeting to
tlie council chamber in a body to express
its views on the matter, the council sus
(Contlnued on I’ngo Nine.)
Mrs. Hamon, during her interview with
Ross, offered to surrender if assured by
Attorney Brown that she would be tried
by twelve women Jurors.
“The attorney general of Oklahoma re
cently ruled that a special act of the
Oklahoma Legislature would be neces
sary before women could serve on
Juries,” Brown replied to the offer. “As
far as I am concerned I would gladly
accept only women as jurors, but the
laws of Oklahoma interfere.”
Asked why ho thought Mrs. Hamon
wished women, the county attorney said:
"She probfjbly feels that /Women would
be useful f<4 the ready tlay for syin
(tfontin ued on Part Nina.)
Delegation Makes Little Head
way With D’Annunzio.
MILAN, Italy. Dec. 7. -Gabriele rt’An
nuntio, “dictator of Flume." In a con
ference with the parliamentary delega
tion from Rotno. renewed his demand
that Italy annex Flume harbor und the
hiuferlund, according to advice* reach
ing here today The treaty of ltappallo,
recently negotiated between Italy and
Jugoslavia. prohibit# Italy from carry
ing out such annexation The commit
tee from tho Italian Chumber of Depu
ties ha* remained at Flume hoping for u
conciliatory agreement with d'Aununzlo.
Gabriele d'Annnnxlo's “war” against
Italy whs to have opened Inst Friday,
but the only hostilities reported con
sisted of some rifle firing against Italian
warships which were out of range. In
order to prevent the possibility of do
mestic strife the government troops
blockading Flume were ordered not to
attack d’Annunzio’s leglonalres.
Mrs. Walsh Appears Before Board of Pardons
in Nelson Case
With tears streaming down her
cheeks ns she pleaded with the board
of pardons for her brother's freedom,
weighing her words against the state
ments of A. O. Pursely, prosecutor of
Wells County, of Hartford City, Mrs.
Lena Walsh of Muncie again today asked
for the freedom of Dt. Nelson Ross, who
I* confined in the Indiana State prison
for the murder of Daniel Linder, a con
ductor on an interurbun car, on Aug.
5, 1909.
Dr. Ross was sentenced from the Dela
ware Circuit Court in 1919 and several
efforts have been made since then to
obtain a parole. Each time the board
baa refused to extend clemency and
with each refusal the efforts of the fam
ily have been doubled, to obtain his re
Premier Expected to Hear Sinn
Fein Proposals.
LONDON. Dee. 7. —Arthur Henderson,
bearer of a truce flag, was to present
Sinn Fein peace proposals to the British
government today.
Henderson, a British labor lender,
came direct from Ireland where be talked
with Sinn Fein leaders. Other important
intermediaries hastened back and forth
with peace messnges. No flat declaration
that -n truce impends was made by au
thorities on either side, but the at
mosphere was clearer than in months.
Henderson expected to see Lloyd
George today and It was believed the
premier would arrange a meeting. Tho.
premier in Commons last night reiter
ated his cautious assertion that he was
willing to discuss with any authorized
and responsible persons any questions
that Would bring peace to Ireland.
At the same time there were indica
tions that fighting will continue to the
hour of tho armistice, if It comes. The
government continued to raid and arrest.
Sinn Fein terrorists continued their cam
paign of ambush.
Dark View Taken of
Treaty WithAmerica
TOKIO, Dec. 7.—Attacks on the Rus
sian concessions granted Washington D.
Vanderlip, representing American cupl
tal. occupied much space in local papers
today. The Japanese foreign office re
cently indicated that it would not recog
nize the concessions.
The leading Toklo dally, Nichl Nichl,
comments editorially in most pessimistic
tone on the Washington negotiations for
anew treaty between the United States
and Japan,
Federal Reserve Governor Cau
tions Against Bills for
Temporary Relief.
Caution In advocating masures which j
may seem to bold temporary relief from |
difficulties surrounding financial read - :
justment was urged by W. P. G. Hard- I
lng, Governor of the Federal Reserve :
Board. In an address before the national j
convention of the American Farm Bu j
realu Federation this afternoon.
"1 am a firm believer In the policy of
gradual and orderly methods of mar
keting our great agricultural staples.”
Governor Harding sold.
“All will agree that agriculture is a
basic and fundamental Industry.” Mr.
Harding said. “For upon Its fruits de
pend the lives of those engaged in ail
other industries. The farmer is n ,'.cat
consumer of manufactured products and
anything that affect* his buying power
is aoon reflected in the business of the
merchants and manufacturer. Conversely
the depression in manufu •tilling an t
other lines of business is reflected in th •
reduced demand for farm products.'
“I cannot conceive of any one ques
tioning the fact thut farming as a bus!
ness must l> remunerative or production
will languish. It is highly desirable that
the effort* of the fanner be supported
nnd stimulated In every prop-r way and
that he be sided in preserving the full
measure of hi* harvest and that he he
elded In preserving the full measure if
hi* harvest and that he be given an
opportunity of marketing his product on
terms sufficiently profitable to warrant
hi* staying in the business of farming."
Iu defending the Federal it serve
Board. Governor Harding said:
“The board cannot with propriety <-*■
teblish rates with n view of putting prices
up or putting them f10w.,. Iu :h“ 't-t"r
nilnntlon of Federal Reserve l ank dis
count rates must Iw given to general
conditions an dt<> current rates, and In
tho rate revisions which the itonrl has
approved from time to time, the view
has always tieei taken that discount
' rates should not be pegged or fixed nr
Mtrarlly. for there are always certain
basic conditions related to tha demand
for and the supply of credit in this
country nnd throughout the world which
jnnst tc taken Into n -count, and the for
tnn! establishment of a Feilt -il Res* no
hank rate I* merely au Interpretation of
these conditions."
Farmers were urged to stand squarely
against the proposal to repeal the ex
cess profit* tax and substitute anew
sale* tax to make up tho deficit in the
j Federal revenue in a speech by U. C,
| McKenzie es Walton. N V.. chairman of
i tho committee on tnxstlort of the Aiueri-
I can Farm Bureau Federation at this
morning's session.
Mr. McKenzie asserted that the move
ment is being f.-stored by “big business ’
which Is making an effort to slillt the
(Continued on Uage Four.)
Eats Drop in Muncie
Special to Th Tlms
MUNCIE. 1 iul., I'<u*. 7.—A locsl res
taurant today announced a 25 to 30 p-r
cent reduction In prices* Small steaks
which formerly cost 50 cents are now
selling at 35 cents.
New light on Hie character nnd repu
tation of Ir. Ross previous to the act
for which he is now serving time, was
given the board of pardons by Mr.
He told tho board he was making no
recommendations, but added that he was
appearing only at the request of Marion
Linder, brother of the murdered man,
to give the pardon officials the facts in
(he case.
Mr. Pursely told the board he had In
vestigated the case fully and had con
ferred with Harry Long of Muncie, who
wns prosecutor at the time Pr. Ross
was convicted. Pr. Long told him, Mr.
Pursely said, that “Pr. Ross had brought
ruin to more young girls nnd hao
(Continued on l’ngo Four.)
3,000 Nominations
Sent to Senate by
President Wilson
Army and Navy Promotions
and Consular Appointments
Comprise Most of List.
WASHINGTON, Pec. 7.—President
Wilson today sent to the Senate nearly
three thousand nominations. Among the
more important nominations were:
Norman 11. Davis of New York City, to
be under Secretary of State.
Edward Capps of Princeton, N. J., to
be envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to Greece.
Vansandt Voord Mere-Smith of Oyster
Buy, N. Y., to be third assistant Secre
tary of State.
The President sent to the Senate the
nominations of three interstate commerce
commissioners and six members of the
United States Shipping Board which had
been previously announced.
The President again sent the appoint
ment of John Skelton Williams to be
comptroller of currency.
The nominations include more than
1,500 army nnd navy promotions and a
large number of consular appointments.
Motorcycle Rider
Run Down by Truck
Daniel V. Brannon, 36, of .4408 East
New York street, suffered a broken right
leg today when the motorcycle he was
riding was run down by an automobile
truck driven by Edward W. Payne,
Rural Route M. 2.
Brannun and Payne were both going
west ou New York street nnd the acci
dent occurred when Payne turned his
machine south on Dearborn street. Bran
nan was removed to the City Hospital.
(By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 120.
Subscription Rates: j ßy jjail, 600 Per Month; *5.00 Per Tear.
With only fifteen shopping days
remaining until Christmas, thou
sands of persons are heeding the
advice of Indianapolis retail mer
chants to shop early, instead of
delaying until the last few days
before Christmas.
It has been announced that no
stores that are members of the
Merchants’ Association will re
main open in the evenings. Ail
will observe the regular evening
closing schedules.
“Do your Christmas shopping
now” is the advice of merchants,
who point out that the morning
Is an ideal time of day to shop.
V /
Special to The Times.
WINCHESTER, Ind., Dec. 7.—Robbers
early today looted the postoffice and
the office <>? the American Express Com
pany at Barker, eleven miles west of
They escaped on a motor truck with
the safe from the postoffice containing
>1,509 worth of stamps, some cash and
also some money from the express
office. The meney was taken from a
money drawer at the express office.
The robbery was the boldest In Ran
dolph County for years. H. IV Houser,
po>-tinnster, said tracks in the rear of
the postoffice Indicated that at least
four men were In the party. The truck •
took a westerly course toward Muncie.
Roth rfflces are ltt the business sec
tion of the town and are about a block
To Aid Girl’s Mind
With Monkey Gland
CHICAGO. Dec. 7. -An attempt to
restore to Mary Kolwlzskl, 19. of
Joliet, 111., her mental and physical
faculties, lost f-.r seventeen years,
will be made at the American Hos
pital here tomorrow, when physl
etnns will transplant the thyroid
gland of u monkey to tho body of
the girl.
A truant officer found the girl, who
was neither able to read, talk or
walk, secreted in a cellar In her home
at Joliet, last September.
Dampier Again Goes
to Trial on Monday
The case of John Dampier, who was
tried last wetk on s charge of receiving
stolen automobiles und which resulted
In n disagreed Jury, will be retried be
ginning next Monday. Attorney James
M Leathers will preside on a change of
venue from Judge James A. Collins. Judge
T. J. Moll of Superior Court, room 5, was
asked to hear the ease, but declined.
Harahan Named New
Head of C.&O.Road
NEW YORK, Dec. 7.—William J. llnr
nlmn of New York today wa elected
president of the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railroad, succeeding the late George W.
Stephens. Harahan was a director of
that linro and the Hocking Valley Rail
road. He was born In Nashville, Tenn.,
in 1807.
W. E. Brown of Wichita. Kan., lias
been named to fill a vacancy on the board
of tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa l'e Rail
Juvenile Court Gets
Manslaughter Case
Walter Good, who today gave Ms age
as 15, wna transferred from the Jurisdic
tion of the Criminal Court to the Juve
nile Court, where ho will lie tried on
a charge of manslaughter, growing out
of the death of hts boy chum, Joseph
Edwards. Aug. 3, 1920.
Good Is charged with discharging a
revolver at Edwards while playing wild
West. Both are colored. The case was
transferred because of Good s ngo.
Argentine Delegate
Quits League City
GENEVA, Dec. 7.—Honorlo Pueyrre
don, foreign minister of Argentina and
bead of the Argentine delegation to the
League of Nations assembly meeting, an
nounced today that lie would leave for
Paris tonight, following Argentina’s sev
erance of relations with the league. Tho
other members of the South American
republic delegation will leave Thursday.
The assembly adopted a committee re
port appealing to nil nations for funds
for a campaign against typhus In Poland
nnd elsewhere in eastern Europe. The
Red Cross was asked to cooperate.
Paradise for Boozers.
TACOMA, Dec. 7.—Alaska is the real
paradise of bootleggers, with little evi
dence that the eighteenth amendment to
ihe Constitution has become law, accord
ing to Donald A. McDonald, Federal pro
hibition director.
Report Shows $42,023,641 in Federal Money
Out on Export Loans.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—On the eve or
a hot battle In Congress over farm
credits, for which a demand has arisen
from the producing regions. Secretary of
Treasury Houston today stood ready to
defend his course in suspending the ex
port loan operations of the war finance
As both houses prepored .today to rush
through a resolution “directing” Secre
tary Houston to revive the war finance
corporation's export functions, Houston
laid before Congress the annual report
of the corporation’s work last year,
showing among other Items $42,023,641 iu
Government funds already outstanding
on export loans.
As chairman of the corporation, Sec
retary Houston revealed that the sum of
export loans remaining due Is nearly
Says Example Within Our Own Borders and
Stand for Right and Justice Will
Make Democracy Prevail.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. —President Wilson today called on congress
to enact a program of legislation which he said would put the United
States in the forefront of a movement to make the spiritual power of de
mocracy prevail throughout the world.
In his final regular message to congress, which was sent to the two
houses today by messenger, the President said there are two ways in which
the United States can lead in establishing the doctrine of “right makes
might.” in the world. These ways, he said, are:
First, by offering the example within her own borders of
the will and power of democracy to make and enforce laws
which are unquestionably just and which are equal in their ad
Second, by standing for-right and justice as toward in
dividual nations. t
The President declared that the display of an “immediate disposition
on the part of the Congress to remedy any injustices or evils that may
have shown themselves in our own national life will afford the most
effectual offset to the forces of chaos and tyranny which are playing so
disastrous a part in the fortunes of free peoples in more than one part
of the world.”
Judge Alschuler Refuses Pack
ers’ Demands, but Grants
Some Advances.
CHICAGO, Dec. 7.—Requests for k
blanket increase in wages of from $1 to
$2 a day by employes of packing com
panies were denied today by Judge
Samuel Alschuler, arbiter in the dispute
between packers and employes over
wages. Judge Alschuler. however,
granted some temporary Increases to
certain classes of workers which wilt
amount to about $5,000,000 additional
wages which packers will have to pay
this year.
Judge Alschuler granted all employes
coining under the classification of "gen
era! plant workers,” a temporary in
crease of 5 per cent up to $25 retro
active to July 5, 1920, and ending Dec.
5. This award will really amount to a
bonus to about 125,000 employes in Chi
cago, Omaha, Kansas City, Oklahoma
City, East Bt. Louis and Sioux City.
The award will give each employe un
der that classification an average of
about $1.25 a week, attorneys for the
packers estimated, over the period for
which the Increase was made effective.
Each man will receive between $25 and
$31.50 as his share of the award.
A minimum wage of 61 cents an hour,
effective Dec. 6, was set for special classes
of workers in the yards such as elec
tricians. and sheet workers. A minimum
wage of 57 ! -j cents for machinery movers
was set.
Change of Venue Granted to
Shelbyville Court.
The case of William Buckner, on© of
seven men indicted on a charge of the
murder of Adam Naparlu, former city
health Inspector, who was fatally shot
while a delivery of ‘‘white mule” was
being made on Aug. 14. today was taken
on a change of venue to Shelbyville.
After Judge James A. Collins of the
Criminal Court granted the change.
Judge Alonzo Blair of the Circuit Court
there informed Deputy Prosecutor Wil
liam Evans that he would assume Juris
diction in the case and would set it for
trial on Dec. 20.
Judge Collins at the time of granting
the change stated that the case should
be tried at once because six other de
fendants are being held in Jail. Attor
ney Frank McCray, counsel for Buckner,
stated that Prosecutor Claris Adams re
fused to compromise the case on a man
slaughter charge Instead of a murder
Others who were Indicted and are watt
ing trial on a charge of murder are Ed
gar Harrison, John Montgomery, Mike
McGuire. Henry Lee, Lawrence Allen and
Harold Kauffman.
MISHAWAKA, Ind., Dec. 7—Although
her crippled- grandfather struggled to
her assistance, Georgia Hakes, 2, burned
to death when she pulled at a table
cloth in her home near here and upset
a lamp. Her clothing burst into flames
and before the aged cripple could ex
tinguish them she had been badly burned
and hail inhaled the fire. She died within
a few hours.
half of the total outstanding loans Nov.
30 last. His report emphasized the rea
sons for suspending the export finance
features, pointing out that exports have
increased steadily, giving the United
States top heavy favorable trade balance.
The secretary made It plain that if the
war finance corporation continued to
make loans in aid of exports, it could do
so only by calling on the treasury to re
deem securities of the United States in
which tho capital furnished by the
United States is invested or by selling
bonds of the War finance corporation to
the public. These bonds, Houston ob
served. although noit guaranteed bv the
government, nevertheless
(Continued on
NO. 180.
Wilson did not mention the peace
treaty nor the League of Nations In his
message, but submitted the following
program to carry out the aims he out
lined :
1. Immediate passage of the budget
2. Strictest economy in Government
3. Immediate revision of tax laws.
4. Adequate provision for disabled
soldiers and sailors.
5. A Government loan to Armenia.
6. Granting of independence to the
In addition the President repeated
recommendations he made in previous
messages urging encouragement for the
manufacture of dye stuffs and related
chemicals In controlling cold storage and
Federal licenses for all corporations en
gaged in interstate commerce as a means
of reducing tho cost of living.
The text of President Wilson’s message
When I addressed myself to perform
ing the duty laid upon the President by
the Constitution to present to you an
annual report on the state of the union
I found myself dominated by an im
mortal sentence of Abraham Lincoln's,
“Let us hlTre faith that right makes
might, and in that faith let us dare to
do our duty as we understand it.” A sen
tence immortal because it embodies in a
form of utter simplicity and purity the
essential state of the Nation, the faith
in which it was conceived and the faith
in which It has grown to glory and.
powc r.
With that faith and the birth of 'a
nation founded upon it came the hope
into the world that anew order would
prevail throughout the affairs of man
kind. an order in which reason and right
would take precedence of covetousness
and force, and I believe that I express
the wish and purpose of every thought
ful American when I say that this sen
tence marks for us, in the plainest man
ner, the part we should play alike in
the arrangements of our domestic affairs
and in our exercise of Influence upon the
affairs of the world.
By this faith, and by this faith alone,
can the world be lifted out of its present
confusion and despair.
It was this faith which prevailed over
the wicked force of Germany. Yon will
remember that the beginning of the end
of the war was when the German people
found themselves face to face with the
conscience of the world and realized that
right was everywhere arrayed against the
wrong that their government was at
tempting to perpetrate. I think there
fore that It is true to say that this was
the faith which won the war. Certainly
this is the faith with which our gallant
men went into the field and out upon the
sens to make sure of victory.
This is the mission upon which
democracy came into the world. Democ
racy is an assertion of the right of the
individual to live and to be treated Justly
as against any attempt on the part of
any combination of individuals to make
laws which will overburden him or which
will destroy his equality among his fel
lows In the matter of right or privilege,
and I think we all realize that the day
has come when democracy is being put
upon its final test. The old world is
just now suffering from a wanton rejec
tion of the principle of democracy and a
substitution of the principle of autocracy
as asserted in the name but without
the authority and sanction of the multi
tude. This is the time of all others
when democracy should prove its purity
and Its spiritual power to prevail. It is
surely the manifest destiny of the United
States to lead in the attempt to maiu
this spirit prevail.
There nre two ways in which I||)
United States can assist to accomplish
this great object:
First, by offering the example within
her own borders of the will and power of
(Continued on I’age Four.)
Is Your Child
Physically Fit?
If noC, it is your first duty to find out
what is the matter with him.
Do you know how to proceed to this
end ?
We offer you the best information in the
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It tells you how to test his eyes, his
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contagious diseases.
Stop right now. Take stock of you*
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(In filling out the coupon, print name
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The Indiana Pally Times
Information Bureau,
Washington, V. C.
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for return postage on a free copy of
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