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Snow tonight and Tuesday. Slowly ris ing temperature, i VOL. XXXIII. INDIANA NATIONAL BANK IS ROBBED BURT NEW IS NAMED REVENUE COLLECTOR FOR INDIANA BIST. News of Appointment to Post Comes as Sur prise to Federal Building Officials and Democratic Leaders . ELDER ASKED TO BE RELIEVED Burt New, executive secretary of the Democratic State Committee during the last campaign, today was nominated by President ilson t j be come internal revenue collector of the district of Indiana, according to a dispatch from Washington. The nomination was among others sent to the Senate for confirmation by the President. Mr. New will succeed William L. Elder, who assumed the office more than a year ago after the retirement of Peter Kruyer of South Bend. Mr. New refused to discuss his ap pointment. The news of the President's action, however, came as a surprise to Federal building officials and to leading Demo crats who professed to know nothing of the impending appointment. SENT IX RESIGNATION SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. Following the announcement of Mr. New's nomination, Mr. Elder revealed the fact that he had sent his resignation to Washington several months ago. *'l have been desiring tor some time to be relieved of my duties as collector c-f internal revenue and have so indicated to officials at Washington." Mr. Elder said. "Finally I sent them my formal resignation, which, of course, could not b“come effective until my successor is formally appointed.’’ Mr. Eider would not say just when it was he sent his resignation to Washing ton. He said his reason for wishing to be relieved was the pressure of personal affairs. When Mr. New was notified at his home at 17.13 North Meridian street of his nomination for the post he declined SCIENTIST TALK IS HEARD BY LOCALPEOPLE Prof. Hermann S. Hering, C. S. 8.. Delivers Lecture at Murat Theater. Prof. Herman S. Herlng. O. 8.-8., de livered a lecture at the Murat Theater Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the First Church of Christ. Scientist. Ho was Introduced by Mrs. Aacil T. Brown. Prof. Hering’s lecture is as follows: When we consider the unsettled condi tions and turmoil prevalent In the world today, thought naturally reaches out for both their cause and their solution. The world Is an aggregation of individuals, lienee its condition, the finality of its thinking, the character of its activities, are a composite of these factors in its constituents. In other word?, world con ditions are the product of the lives and mentalities of its people, their habits of thought, their ethics, their ambitions, and their resultant conduct. If the mem bers of a community live rightly, that community will be measureably har monious. healthy, happy, peaceable: if they live wrongly, are selfish, immoral and vicious, the community can but be correspondingly discordant, unhealthy, unhappy Let us then inquire into the Science of right living—what Is the Principle and law involved. Most people want to live rightly and to do right, but many do not know what light is. and therefore can not grasp the advantages of righteous living. They really do not choose to do wrong, but mistakenly think there is some advantage in it. The allurement of sin and ill-gotten gain is seen only from 'a selfish viewpoint. People often do wrong because they do not believe in life after “death and do not recognize that their thoughts and acts here and now make or mar their individual character, which outlasts the so-called pleasures of evil indulgence and determines their en vironment in life, wherever that may lie. The influence of belief in heredity, environment and education Is responsible for our habits of thought as well as our desires, hut it is generally admitted that what is wrong in alt these can be cor rected through right moral education and the appeal to reason. When people realize that indulgence in evil is a dis tinct disadvantage to them and that St results in Inevitable suffering, and further when they see that the practice of good, right, and justice results iu real benefit, they will be more careful of (Continued on Page Four.) ‘Ash Day’ Earlier This Week, Board Warns Put your ashes out a day earlier than usual this week, the board of public works cautioned the public today. The ash collection department will be granted a Christmas holiday Saturday and the collection schedule is being ad vanced one day all over the city in order that there may be no accumulation to clean up when work is resumed Monday, the board explained. 6 Nurses Hurt When They Jump From Fire OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 20.—Six nurses were injured seriously when fire de stroyed the nurses’ home at the Univer sity of Nebraska Hospital, here, early today. The nurses were sleeping when the fire broke out. Twenty of them leaped from second-story windows in their night clothes. Five of the injured suffered broken legs. CITY NEWSPAPERMAN DIES. A. G. Wiley, city editor of a local news paper, died at "Norway's" sanitarium this mornipg at 4 o’clock after a four-days’ illness from pneumonia. The body prob ably will be taken to the home of his parents in Kansas City. —— y WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p.. m., I*cc. 21: Snow late tonight and Tues day: slowly rising temperature; lowest tonight 2fi to 23 degrees. not RLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. in IK 7 a. in j 17 8 a. in lit 9 a. m 23 10 a. m 24 11 a. in 90 , 12 (noon) 28 I 1 p. m „ II Published at Indianapolis Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914. a*. Ir.d., Dally Except Sunday. Postoffice. Indianapolis. Ind., under act March 3. 187. to make public a statement. He Inti mated, however, that if the nomination is confirmed he would accept the tender. LEGAL COUNSEL FOR MARSHALL. Mr. New as executive secretary of the State committee during the campaign was largely responsible for the organiza tion the par'y placed into the field. He was given high praise for the maimer iu which he conducted the fight. In 1908 Mr. New, who lived in North Vernon then, was a candidate for re porter of the Supreme and Appellate Courts and was defeated by 171 votes. When Governor Marshall took his office, however, he appointed Mr. New as hi* legal adviser. During the Kalston ad miuistration he was counsel for the pub lic service commission. After serving in that post until the end of Governor Ralston’s term Mr. New accepted a post on the Foreign Claims Commission of the Panama Canal Zone and remained there until last spring. Shortly after his arrival In Indianapolis he took up bis work with the Demo cratic committee. k High Court Holds Lehigh Cos. to Order WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. —The United States Supreme Court today denied the motion of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company to modify the decree of the court ordering dissolution of its hard coal combination. The court recessed over the Christmas holidays until Jan. 3. ‘Hip-Lquor’ Runners i Prohi Man’s Object CHICAGO, Dec. 20—Chief Prohibition Enforcement Agent Frank Richardson to day started against "hip'’ liquor. Richardson advised prohibition officials in all districts to place an agent at all cabarets, buffets and other places of amusement during the holidays to watch for "liquor carriers.” Stores to Remain Open After 6 at Night Announcement was made today that clothing stores In the Merchants Associa tion will rem.iiu open after 6 o’clock Wednesday, Thursday .and Friday. Other retail stores that are members of the association will close at tJ o'clock instead of at s:so o’clock. The stores that will remain open are L. Strauss A Cos. clothing department of The When, and E. J. Gausepohl. The closing schedule* as announced by the stores will include Christmas eve. Army Fliers Seek Missing Balloonists ALBANY. N. Y., Dec. 20. -Search for the Naval balloon and its three passen gers that vanished with the north wind which swept New York State last week was begun here today by two Army a'r planes. Damage to the plane* on their arrival Saturday had been repaired and they expected to hop off in their flight over the Adirondack region before night fall. Reports that the balloon had been seen in the air last night, near Ellenvillc were discredited by Lieutenant I’ommander lieianey, in charge of the local Naval station. Wilson Weighs Plea for Debs and Others WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—President Wilson is today considering Christmas j parons for many prisoners in Federal | prisons, it was announced at the White I House. Most urgent and general pleas for par don which the President is considering j Is that of Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist j leader imprisoned for violation of the j espionage act. The President is also con ! sidering requests for general amnesty for ail so-called political prisoners. Secretary Tnmuity announced that he would discuss the matter of pardons with the President, but there was no in timation whether the President is pre paring to grant any sizeable number of Christmas pardons. 3 uiriatta Hlailts Siutra I REPORT PENNY TRANSFER PLAN RUNS SMOOTHLY Street Car Cos. Begins Charge of 1 Cent for Paper Slips Issued as Fare. GRANT U. T. RATE BOOST The 1-cent transfer plan was in full operation today and things were going smoothly, Robert I. Todd, president of the Indianapolis Street Railway Com pany, reported. The order of the Public Service Commission, authorizing the com pany to charge X cent for transfers, went into effect at midnight last night. Littic complaint was made by persons required to pay for transfers, it was said. There was reported to be a divided fail ing off in the issuance of transfers, how - ever. only persons who expected actually to use them askiug for the bargain trip tickets Some difficulty was experienced in re gard to the curs where fares are dropped In boxes as the passengers enter. Signs were posted in them asking passengers to give their transfer money directly to the conductors. CITY OFFICIALS DIVIDED IN OPINION. City officials were divided today In their expressions regarding the public service's commission's order granting the Indianapolis Street Railway Company the right to charge 1 cent for each trausfer, I made public Saturday. Corporation Counsel Samuel Ashby, who opposed the grant, simply said : "I'm sorry." refusing to comment further for ! the reason, he said, that he never com l inents upon a court's decision after it ; is made. i George Lemaux, president of the board j of public works, said he considers the i order ’’one of the best the commission ! bus ever handed down.” Mr. Lemaux j has favored a 1-cent transfer charge ever since the street railway romnany an nounced It wan In financial difficulties. The board of works president said ’hat with more funds in sight the comp.t ly will he ordered by the board to make just ns many Improvement:! in 1921 as I possible He praised the company Nr I its aft-ltide of the past year, asserting (Continued on Page Three.) SUIT FOR RECOVERY OF $243,262 IS BROUGHT A GAINST VAN BRIGGLE Charges Head of Motor Device Company ‘ Manipulated * Stockholders Out of That Sum. Operations rivaling those of various get rich-quick Individuals of fic tion are charged in a suit filed in Circuit Court today against Lilburn Howard Van Brigglo and Frances Mary Van Briggle by William It. Hirst, receiver for the Van Briggle Motor Device Company. The suit ?eeks to recover a total of $243,262.79, charging that L. H. Van Briggle de>- frauded the company of that amount. Van Briggle is president of the motor device company. Mr. Van Briggle Is no longer president of the Van Briggle Chemical Company, one of tho concerns which he assisted In organizing. The company nlso ha* anew board of directors. It has petitioned the Circuit Court for permission to change Its name to tho Celery Vesce Company. The suit charges that Van Briggle re ceived his gains through fake royulty and stock deals, made possible by means of impressive statements to his asso ciates. One of bis devices for milling impressiveness to his activities, accord ing to the complaint, was to open direc tots' mootings with prayer. The complaint charges that on Aug. 13, 1915. Van Briggle caused to tie organized the Van Briggle Motor Device Company, as a result of a previously conceived scheme to defraud. The company was organized, according to the complaint, had a capital stock of $150,000, divided into 1,500 shares of SIOO each. It is charged that Van Briggle in furtherance of his scheme caused Henry 8. Komtn ger. Zell F. Hnrshberger, Uric '/. Wiley, Frank Blvln, Robert F. Hooea and Er nest O. Null to become associated with him and to sign tho articles of Incor poration of the new company. FIRST MEETING OF BOARD AUG. tO. 1915. The first meeting of the board of di rectors, according to the story related in the complaint, was held Aug. 20, 1915, when Van Briggle, Uomlngor and Hosea were named directors, and a resolution was adopted providing for the Issuance of “Interim stock” to the directors In order that they might lie qualified to serve. At the next incorporators’ meeting, ac cording to the complaint, stock was is sued to each of tlie directors except Harsbbergcr and Wiley, although none of them had paid lu a cant or sub scribed for stock. At the same meeting, It is charged. Van Briggle caused to be presented a resolution stating that he had invented a carburetor and had agreed to give tlie WINKLER QUITS POLICE FORCE Just Resigns, That’s AIL Says Chief Kinney. George Winkler, patrolman, former chief of the morals squad, today visited Chief of Police Jerry Kinney and a few minutes after he had left the office the chief announced that Winkler had re signed. "Winkler made no comment,” said the chief. “He feels bad about the affair Saturday morning, but he had nothing to say. He Just resigned, that was all.” Winkler some weeks ago was reduced from the grade of sergeant, of the morals squad to patrolman when it was gen erally commented on that many places were being, "overlooked by both morals squads.” Saturday morning an affair in which two women figured and in which live shots were fired at the close of what is described as a "party in which liquor was served,” ended the police career of Winkler. John W. Btlllngsly, 2618 Schumann avenue, owner of the property at 2622 Schurmann avenue, went,to that place to order Marie Jenkins, West Ohio (Continued on Pasj Titty.) INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1920. Woman, Accused Slayer of Oil Magnate, Tells Story of Love and Horror (Sam Blair, staff correspondent of Universal Service and the Chicago Herald-Examiner, has found Clara Smith liumon. He followed her through the Southwest, traveling approximately 3,00d miles, finally locating and arranging for an interview with her at Chihuahua, Mexico.) By SAM RLAIR, Staff Correspondent Universal Service. (Copyright, 1920, by I'niversal Service.) (Copyright, 1920, by Chicago Herald and Examiner.) (Copyright, 1920, by Sam Blair.) EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 20.—Clara Smith Hamon ia on her way back to Ardmore, Okla., to face a jury on n charge of slaying Jake L. Hamon. multi millionaire oil magnate and Republican national committeeman from Oklahoma. She will tell the Ardmore jury the story she told me last night in the pub lic park at Chihuahua, Mexico. The story rushed to i climax with an account of the last meeting of Hamon and Clara in the Ardmore hospital aftef the shooting. It dosed with n benediction on the soul of the man that is us strong as the conflict of emotions which now set the in the heart of the woman ac cused. “He was always cruel and snarling with me,” she said, and lifted ray fingers to her hair so that I might feci the fur rowed acar, result of one of his many blow s. she said. Then she cried : "That bullet which killed him should have been tired ten years ago. 1 was ad vised to kill blra ye*, by several of the biggest men iu Oklahoma. "I LOVED HIM— I STILL LOVE HI.XL” “But I loved hint. I still love him. "He made his peace with God. He told me so that morning lu the hospital after he said he was dying and that I Rhonld go away and he would tell the world l;e had shot himself, lie's made bis peace with God and God and I for gave him on (hut day. He told me he would meet me lu Heaven—and I'll meet him there.” "But, oh. if I only had sliown to the Ardmore people the black mark of his thumbs on my throat, the torn skin ou (Continued on Page Three.) Amounts Set Out in Recovery Suit Following U the nammarjr net out in (lif complaint of amount* which IJlhurn Howard Van Itrlgglo la al leged to have gained illegally through Iho operation of the Von Itrlggle Motor lievlre Company: For 1.2R0 aharea of the cap ital Mock of the par value of *IOO each $125,000.00 On account of eomrol**lon* for the nale of Mock Il legally obtained from the company, amount un known. On account of the payment of itn ulleged fraudulent dividend of 10 per cent on the 1,250 altarea of Mock.. 12,500.00 On account of rommlialona alleged to hnve been Il legally obtained In the purchase of machinery.... 730.00 On account of monies re ceived from the alleged il ! legal nale of 200 share* of capital Mock 30,000.00 On account of ro.valtle* al leged to have been ob tained on a fraudulent contract 35,000.00 On account of caeli alleged to have been tranaferred from the fund* of hi* corn puny for hi* own personal unc 3,000.00 On account of alleged royal ties on carburetor* 17,000.00 On account of expense* In patent litigation and de struction of casting* 20,032.40 On uccount of Mock Issued and never paid for 5,000.00 Total known amount*.. .$243,262.49 A ■■■-- 1— J company exclusive rights to its manu facture providing It turned over to him (Continued on l“ugc Mnr.) ! WILL ISSUE NEW COAL PRICE LIST Fuel Commission Head Pre dicts Revision Downward. A revision downward of authorized coal prices in Indiana may be expected with in a short time, Jesse E. Eschbacli, chair man of the commission, said today. The break In the coal market will be respon sible for the revision, it was said. The eoal commission fixed prices in October ranging from $2.80 to $5.85 at the mine. At the same time margins of 15 cents for jobbers and of $2.25 for retail ors were fixed. At that time eoal operators and deal ers protested that the prices were too low, but with a break in the coal mar ket the protests are becoming less and less frequent until now the operators, at least, are making, in many Instances, profits considerably higher than, they made before t.he commission fixed the amounts for which coal could he sold. Indications are at the present time that the commission's action has brought about prices higher than those which would have prevailed had there been no coal commission. It is this condition that (Continued on Fs,e Three.) BOND SIGNERS AGAIN ON JOB j IN CITY COURT Names of Three Favorite ‘Pro fessionals’ Scratched From Barred List. WORK AT POLLS CITED Professional bondsmen, who were barred by City Judge Walter Pritchard’s order following the expose In City Court, Nov. 29, arc not worried, for already three of the political favorite* are back ; In the business at police headquarter*. sad It Is expected the other four before , very long again will be meeting prison er* on the stairway leading to the office* of the turnkey nml matron acd signing bonds. The police are laughing a* they had predicted that the order barring bond* men would not last, long when the po lllflea! leaders got busy and explained to the court what "good fellows" some of the bondsmen really,, ar ' ? election time.) ■RED ONION* OWNER 1 GETS FIRST PERMIT. Edward ("Chip") Lewis, negro, point. : cal power and known as the proprietor of the notorious "It 'd Onion" roadhouse. ! southeast of the city, who has been nr- I rested a number of times, was on the barred list of bondsmen, but was among I the first to again be permitted to sign bond*. While Lewis has been buoy signing ; bonds for some days nothing was said about it by the new turnkeys and the court says that “Chip” never solicits bonding business, and. therefore, can sign all the bonds he wishes to. lie signed two bonds last night, one for a man charged with operating a blind tiger and the other for u woman charged with a Statutory offense. \ Carter Temple, another political power, j whose nnnic appeared In Judge Pritch ard's order issued less than a month ago, j is again signing bonds ns a lead pencil ) mark bus been scratched through his name on the list hanging on the wall | of the turnkey's office. Hyman Unger, a power among the south sldo political workers, whose tifitny - was on ttie* list of barred lHindsuien, is j no longer under the ban and he signs I bonds. This leaves Ttwr men on the barred list, Kinney Hiatt, John "Bull Moose” Walker, Henry Winkler and Satn Farb. Rumor around police headquarters has it that a movement is on foot to have ; Hiatt reinstated ns a bomlminn as lie Is tlie political boss in the eastern part of the city. Efforts arc being made by the oilier men to “pull the ropes" to get back Into the bond signing business. TO CONFER OVER BRIDGE MUDDLE Commissioners and Council to Meet Wednesday. j A joint informal meeting of the ,Ma- I riom Comity council and the board of ! county commissioners will be held Wednesday morning at tile Courthouse j iu a final attempt to agree on some ac | tlon regarding the Northwestern avenue | bridge muddle. Attorney Merle N. A. Walker, rep resenting the receiver of the Yawger Cos instruction Company, which holds the $274,000 contract for building the North western avenue bridge over White River, appeared before the commissioners to day and recommended that llie commis sioners cancel the contract, since an opinion of I lie State board of accounts holds that the Yawger contract was il i legally awarded nud is void, i Although two of the commissioners re ! cently passed a resolution refusing to : cancel the contract, yet Commissioners Lewis George and Carlin Shank now are of the opinion that the best interests of the community would be served to cancel the contract ami advertise fov new bids. All action will be postponed until the ; commissioners meet Wednesday with the county council. —i. ■i.rrn nnr ‘ (By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c, Subscription Rates: jj, y Malli 50 c Per Month; $5.00 Per Year. CITY HOSPITAL EFFICIENT AS ! LAWS PERMIT; Taxpayers Have Not Allowed Institution to Become Better, Investigation Shows. RECENT CHANGES MADE nr K. A. BUTLER, Editor of Tlie Times. Prompted by one specific written com plaint end n number of others less com plete, The Times has mode a thorough Inspection of all departments of the City Hospital, with the result that its in vestigators have arrived at the following conclusions: 1. The iidministcation of the City i Hiepltn! Is :wt efflrlent as limited | financial support, anteqnafed laws nnd ordinance* and human fallibility J will permit, 2. There are no general administra tive failures that, react to the disad vantage of the patients for whom the Institution 1* conducted. 3. There are specific failures dne usually to lack of desired facilities and occasionally to human fallibility such as Is always present In organ izations of this size. 4. The City Hospital is just as good and no better than the taxpayers of Indianapolis have permitted it to be come. 5. There 1* an nrgent need of en largement of the plant. Increase in I the personnel and a restoration of i 1 public confidence In the Institution 1 among those persons for whom it is maintained. PATIENT’S COMPLAINT PROMPTS IN VFBTTGATION. The specific complaint of the City j Hospital which prompted The Times to Investigate its condition at this time was made hy a ni.in who was admitted to the Institution on Dec, 10 and who left it | dissatisfied with bis treatment a few days later Investigation disclose* that he was ordered to the hospital by a practicing physician of Indianapolis who diagnosed his sickness as lobar pneumonia and that for a period of time he was treated as a I pneumonia patient and iater transferred to another division for treatment of an Infected finger and Infected eye. His i unplaint is in four counts: 1. He insists that he was not a pneumonia patient, but was suffer ing from an Infection which was not Immediately recognized and treated by the hospital authorities. 2 He was badly bitten by bedbugs Immediately after he entered the hos pital. 2. He asserts be was maltreated in the extraction cf blood for a blood test. 4. He complain* of neglect by the internes, the nurse* and the clerks The record of the ease and the gfatff. incuts of the patient disclose that he (Continued on Pace Eleven.) FARM AFFAIRS WILL BE MADE URGENT ISSUE Western and Southern Legis lators Combine to Pass Agricultural Measures. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.-Odc measure of importation— a resolution for appoint ment of a commission to study realign , raent of departments of Government ill tlie efforts of efficiency and economy— ! lias beeu acted on by the Sixty-Sixth i Congress. , Meanwhile the decision of leaders that ! appropriation bills would be the side t business of this session seems to bo over i turned by decision of Western nnd South ern members to do something for the farmers, hit by falling prices. One meas i lire in the Interest of farmers lias passed j both houses In different forms. This j is the decision to revive the finance cor poration. Tho Senate wns to consider House amendments to this measure to day and probably will send it to con* . fereuce. Another measure aimed to aid farmers : is an emergency tariff with duties on farm products so high that it would ef fectually shut off importations. This has Icon reported by the House Ways and Means Committee and Fordney will try to rush it through both houses. While both House and Senate leaders would like to shut off these measures, (Continued on I’age Three.) Your Child and Opportunity You want to do the best you can for your child of course. If you are making mistakes they arc, unintentional. Now stop and think of this: is hisj physical condition all it should be? Certainly the most important aid to \ success is a good physique. The child wlin is not piiyeically fit begins to be \ a failure at his toys, works under many j iianuicaos in school, is likely to drop j out before lie lias gone far toward sue- j cess. I)o you know how to make sure there ] is nothing physically wrong with your child? (There are 132 school teachers in Wood ward County, Oklahoma. At the re quest of the superintendent of schools of that county tlie bureau mailed to each teacher a copy of "The School Childs Health." F. J. II.) Let the Daily Times, through its Washington information bureau, send you a bulletin entitled “The School Child’s Health,”s that will give you the best information in tlie world. It was complied by tlie American Hygiene As sociat'.on and published by the Ameri- j can Util Cross, it is free. Frederic J. Baskin. Director, Tho Indiana Dally Times Information Bureau, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 2 cents in stamps for return postage ou a free copy of the booklet "The School Child's Health.” Name • Street ••*•••••••••*••••* ’ < 'A City | State .J, ■ i II J' ’LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY TAKE LATE DEPOSITS THA T MAKE UP $12,000 FROM BOOK VA UL T Selig* 8 Cloak and Suit House Entered by Burglars , Who Carry Off Furs Valued at SII,OOO. BANDITS KILL N . Y. MISSION CASHIER The crime wave that is sweeping the country reached a high mark in Indianapolis over the week end. The book vault at the Indiana National Bank was looted of approx imately $12,000 —late deposits received after the main vaule had been closed Saturday—presumably by robbers who gained entrance to the build ing through a trap door. Selig’s cloak and suit house at 20-22 We3t Washington street was robbed of furs valued at SII,OOO. The thieves entered the. store some time Sunday, as nearly as can be determined, between the hours of 5:30 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. They picked the lock of the front door. Petty robberies and holdups were numerous. In New York, while Police Commissioner Enright was telling of steps taken to check crime there, a mission cashier was shot and killed by ban dits, who escaped with S4OO, and the home of Mrs. Cecile Sartoris, grand daughter of Gen. Ulyssus S. Grant, was entered and robbed. Bank Thieves Use Trap-Door Approximately $12,000 was taken from the book vault of th“ Indiana National Bank, Pennsylvania street and Virginia uveuue. either Taut night or Saturday night, by burglars. Tlie men gained entrance lo the build ing through a trap door. Money from late Saturday afternoon depositors had been left in the book vault after the main vault had been close)]. Sliver money and checks were left un touched. Frank V. Stalnaker, president of the bank, said that pending a careful check, tlie exact amount missing could not be determined, but that the nrnonnt would not run over $17,000. The loot constated mainly of bills taken from six satchels. The bank ia a two-story stone building located at Pennsylvania street and Vir ginia avenue and is triangular in shape. It is on one of tlie most prominently located comers in the city anil the rob bery equal* or surpasses the burglary t the i*e!Sg Cioak and Suit House, a block distant, for baldness. The book vault from which the money was stolen Is located at the south end of (he first floor of the building. There are two doors to the outside of the vault, one a large steel door that Is not locked and is kppt closed only at night, while the other door, the inner ou*. s a henry steel grating. This door was locked, but the burglars bent in the steel bar near the lock until thpy could roach through and turn the knob. Bold Thieves Work at Stores Following the stealing of fur coats valued at SII,OOO from the Selig Cloak and Suit House, 20-22 West Washington street, Sunday, the police dragnet to day was spread throughout the city In an effort to capture the burglars. The work of tho burglars was one of the boldest and most carefully planned of any robbery that has ever been com mitted in Indianapolis. The police believe the thieves are the same ones who entered and robbed* the People's Outflttting Company, one block west of the Selig store, last Wednesday right, lu that robbery Jewelry valued at $10,00(1 was taken. SAME .METHOD USED IN RECENT ROBBERY. The method of opening the People's Outfitting Company's safe was the same a8 that used yesterday In opening a steel tiling cabinet at Sellg's, the police say. The combination was battered off and punch was URed to force the tumblers inside the door. James M Brothers. 118 North Senate avenue, night watchman at Selig’s, said he left the building at 5:30 o'clock Sun day morning and returned at 4:30 Sun day afternoon. It was between those . The board of directors of The Stores Mutual Protective Association met today and offered SI,OOO reward for the arrest and conviction of thieves who stole furs from Selig’s cloak nud suit house. V J hours that the burglary was committed. Brothers attempted to unlock the front door and when his key would not turn the lock lie telephoned for Herbert Selig. When Mr. Seiig's key also would not work, It was discovered that the lock had been tampered with. The lock on tlie cast Uoub.e door was found to be broken when an attempt was made to unlock it. Mr Selig went to the rear of the store, climbed a fire escape and broke a window, nnd on entering tlie store discovered the robbery. Tlie police were notified and Sergeant Johnson and -i- -!- -!- Gotham Crime Wave Continues NEW YORK, Dec. 20.—Two bandits in a bold daylight raid on the Seamen's Mission at 507 West street, shot and killed Jantea Russell, the cashier, gud es caped with S4OO today. The robbers drew pistols when they entered the mission and told Russell to throw up his hands, but he refused. One of the men shot and a bullet en tered Russell’s breast just below the heart. Russell fell mortally wounded and was dead when the police arrived. Both bandits wore masks. The S4OO represented the receipts taken in at the mission since Saturday morn ing. The mission is a home for aged sol diers. .Burglars broke into the home of Mrs decile Sartoris, granddaughter of I’res.- dent Ulysses 8 Grant, stole ,# num ber of valuables, Including jewelry, gowns, cash and a Avatcjt that belonged r.o General Grant. Meanwhile been made In pa^^roucJ- NO. 191. The burglars, however, had come pre i pared to force u much stronger door than the one they got through. A bottle coa ; talnlng what the detectives believe waa | nitro-glycerin, was found near the trap j door. There was only a little In the bottle, but the police believe the thieves, after getting the money from the book vault, did not care to carry the danger ous fluid with them and poured It out. Three high-speed drills, an electric ex tension wire, a quantity of oakum for i stuffing cracks in a vault door also were | found. ! The money was in leather satchels and these had been brought to the bank by merchants after banking hours. The burglars, detectives say, had in side knowledge of the custom of mer chants bringing the money to the bank and of the fact that only one watchman was ou duty Sunday night, while o other nights two watchmen and four scrub women are always in the building. Nathan Young, 9), of 40C Blackford street, a watchman, was the only person lu the bank during the night. He was questioned by Detectives Gold er and He Rossette and said that from 8 to 11 o’clock lie was in the basement of the bank building. It Is In the base ment that the big burglar proof vault* are located. A person there, however, could not have heard the burglars work ing on the vault upstairs. Young has been in the employ of th* , bank for seven months and came well (Continued on Page Ten.) -I- -i- + ; the emergency squad responded and be j gan an investigation. | Four show cases were broken into and : a collection of Hudson seal, mink and squirrei fur coats and sable neck scarf* | had been stolen. One of the thieves had | cut himself on the broken glass of oos I of the show cases, as clotted Mood wa# found on the glass and floor. From one case about twenty-five coats were taken, each valued at S3OO. The burglar* had forced a filing cab inet by knocking off the combination and using a punch on the inside of the door. Nothing was taken from it, however. The combination of a safe was’battered off but the method used to open the filing cabinet failed to open the safe. The thieves were professionals, detec tives say, as they timed their work in such a way as to be sure not to be in terrupted. A wrench was used to turn the lock on the front door. It was then punched out. Entering, the door was nailed shut. The way to escape was prepared by re moving the hasps from the rear door. LOOT TAKEN AWAY IN AUTO. BELIEF. The police are confident that the thieve* had an automobile waiting in the alley in tho rear of the store in which to carry away the coats, as the number was so large they were too heavy to have been removed otherwise. Mr. Selig, who is in charge of the fur I department of the store, made an Invoice, np notified the police last night that he estimated the value of the loot ob tained by the thieves at SII,OOO. The loss was probably covered by Insurance, he said. An unsuccessful attempt was made early Sunday morning by a negro to enter the Herbert H. Reiner fur store, 336 Massachusetts avenue, but a burglar alarm system reaching the American Telegraph Company’s office, 208 Lerneke building, prevented the robbery. „ M. L. Leary, 1446 Central avenue, em ployed by the A. D. T. Company, went to the store nnd saw a negro run from the doorway. He discovered that a small hole had been cut in the glass of th* door near the lock, which had set off the alarm. The store had not been entered. \ -!-• -|- -|- 1 up New York has ever known, in an el fort to halt the unprecedented crime wave. Tollce raids hnve been continuous in cases and restaurants, from elaborate Broadway cabarets to the cheap east side coffee houses. All known criminals were picked up and taken to police head quarters. Only a few of the men ar rested were detained, however. Most of them were released after being ques tioned nnd warned to leave town. OUTLAW BAND IS ARRESTED IN DETROIT DETROIT, Dee. 20.—An outlaw band composed of four men and four women is under arrest here today, following a raid on an apartment house by the clean up squad of the police department. The band Is thought to be responsible for hundreds of robberies and burglaries In the last six months. A small arsenal wti confiscated In the room A .