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Rain and warmer tonight. Wednesday, rain or snow and colder by night. VOL. XXXIII. POLITICAL AX FALLS ON SYMMES FOR DOING SWORN PUBLIC DUTY Big Two and Commissioner-Elect Give Boot to Pauper Attorney for Action in Stivens Case. PLUMS RATTLE FROM COUNTY TREE In the distribution of the easy berths for 1921 at the bands of the Big Two of the county board of commissioners and Commissioner-elect Harry D. Tutewiler of the Second district, the winners in Vbe majority of the janitorship appoint ments at the courthouse are the present holders who were “faithful” at the polls on election day. The big surprise is the failure of the commissiouers to reappoint Frank Symmes as county pauper attorney and Dr. William E. Mendenhall as county jail physician. Dr. Blanchard Pettijohn was appointed to take the place of Dr. Mendenhall as county jaiy physician and Paul C. Wet ter, an attorney at SOS-80U Merchants Bank building, was appointed pauper at torney. Wetter previously had landed a reap pointment at the hands of Prosecutor elect William P. Evans as divorce prose cutor in Superior Court, room 4. He has been nursing the pauper attorney ap pointment for some time and was seen walking up and down the corridors of the courthouse while the Big Two of the commissioners' board and the com missioner-elect were considering his fate behind closed doors In the office of Coun ty Auditor Leo K. Fesler. REASON ADVANCED FOR SYMMES' FATE. The “dope” is that Symmes' actions in revoking the suspended sentence of Pat SStivens. a convicted violator of the pro hibition laws, thereby sending Stivens to the penal farm, is one of the reasons un derstood to be at the bottom of the re cent “dissatisfaction” against him. Symmes was a gpecial judge in the City Court and revoked a suspension of a sentence which previously he had given Stivens. Stivens was taken to the penal farm when Judge Solon J. Carter of Superior Court refused to grant a writ of habeas corpus. It Is said Symmes’ action in the Stivens did not “set well” in certain po rjjtical circles. Also recently Symmes has defended, as pauper attorney, a number of negro gamblers who were sent to jail by Judge James A. Collins. Symmes has received the open blame for such a catas trophe. Wetter has been active in Republican circles for some time and was very prominent at political meetings during the campaign. Since election he has been busy playing his cards and has done it so successfully that he has two appointments. Wetter's new job pays $1,200 a year and the county jail physician gets $75 a month. HENDRICKSON IS RE-APPOINTED. At a salary of $.".400 a year, Harry C. Hendrickson. Republican Marion County chairman, was re-appolnted county at torney. T here was "dope" that Auditor Leo K. Fesler was “bucking" the re appointment of Mr. Hendrickson, but DAMPIER ORDERED BROUGHT TO TRIAL Judge Leathers Acts Follow ing Physician’s Statement. Refusing to permit further delay be cause of the alleged illness of John D.-un * K pier, charged with receiving stolen au tomobiles. Special Judge Janies M. I.eath era today ordered Special Investigator Claude M. Worley to bring Dampler into court to stand trial. Dampier was bri ught into court after Worley found Dampier in bed at his home. Jlidge Heathers, without a min ute's hesitation, ordered the case to trial U pto noon today counsel was unable to obtain a jury and efforts were continued this afternoon. Following the evidc ice of Dr. George \f. Foxworthy that in his opinion Dampier could safely appear In conrt for trial and also because of the statement of Prosecutor Claris Adams that he be lieved that Dampier “had trifled - ' with the court. Judge Leathers ordered Dampier brought, into court. Worley stated that Dampier was “in bed” when he called at the home. Dampier. how ever, walked rapidly Into the courtroom and took his place by bis attorneys. Dampier showed no ill effects from ap pearing in court today and he paid close attention to ail questions asked touching the qualifications of the prospective jur ors. „ f STEEL STOCKS PLUNGE DOWN Decline Causes Unsettlement for Industrials. NEW YORK, Dec. 21. —A sensational break of twenty-two points from the high in Replogle Steel furnished ihe fireworks on the stock market today. There was nothing to account for the vU*len; decline, the opinion being ex- that the professional element in their efforts to depress prices had un- ' Covered a weak spot in this issue. Vana dium Steel slumped nearly 7 points to ; 2SV These declines caused unsettlement in the industrials and many sold off to new low records for the year. Among them were Baldwin Locomotive. International Paper, Coca Cola, Chandler Motors. Pierce Arrow and Sinclair Oil. Steel com mon touched Its previous low of the year at 78^4. Immigration Aired WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—The mooted question of whether Congress shall fur- j ther ivstriet immigration, or shall merely suspend it, pending an exhaustive In vestigation of the entire immigration sit- ; uation. was to be thrashed out today In the Senate Immigration committee. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m., Dec 22: Rain and warmer tonight: Wednesday, rain or snow and colder, much colder, Wednesday night. 1101 RLY T K>l PER AT IRK. 6 a. m 26 7 a. m 28 8 a. m VO !) a. m r,ti 10 a. m SO 11 a. m til 12 (noon) 32 1 p. m 31 2 p. m. 31 Published at Indlanapolie Ind., Dally Except Sunday. this is denied by those on the inside of the “ring.” John C. Carlisle, who has been bailiff of the County Commissioners' Court since the first of 'the month, was appointed for 1921. Already be has started several “reforms" In the’ court which permits newspaper men and taxpayers to see what the commissioners actually arc doing. Dr. Walter George, related to Com missioner Lewis George, was reappointed secretary of the board of health at $1,500 a year. John F. Engelke, whom the commis sloners attempted to unseat as investiga (Continued on l’*ge Eight.) Pilgrim Fathers Landed Just 300 Years Ago Today Anniversary Celebrated With Song and Story at Plymouth. PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 21—The bleak shores where the Pilgrim fathers landed from the Mayflower. Dec. 21, 1t520. were bright today with gay throngs and decorations, as the three hundredth an niversary of the landing was commem orated. More than two thousand persons crowded into one of the modern build ings which have replaced the barren shelters of 300 years ago to hear the virtues of the Puritan extolled by pres ent day leaders. “Plymouth and Jamestown were the corner atones upon which the great fabric of the United States has been built,'' Senator Henry Cabot Lodge de clared. Governor Calvin Coolidge assert ed the origin of the Pilgrims cannot be found. “They sailed up out of the in finite," he said. Representatives of foreign countries attended the celebration, which was staged in the midst of bright decora tions, strewn across the streets. Pretty maids dressed in Puritan costumes added colors to the picture. Scarred old Plymouth Rock which had been moved to its original place at the waters edge, was cracked. The relic will be patched with cement and In stalled In a granite shrine. Hundreds of school children who were to have participated in a pageant were barred by health authorities who feared an outbreak of scarlet fever. A feature of the celebration was the 1 reading by Prof. Le Baron Russell , Briggs, Harvard University, of his poem, “1620-1920,” In which he pictured the . landing of the Pilgrims, their life and their Ideals. 18 KILLED IN BATTLE CLASH Soldiers and Sinn Feiners En gage in Warfare in Moun tains of Tipperary.* DUBLIN, Dec. 21. —Troop reinforce ments were today rushed to the moun tains of Tipperary, where elgbten per sons were killed and many were woundeo in a pitched battle between soldiers and Sinn Feiner*. A detachment of British troops was ambushed near Mullinahone. The fire of the attackers was returned and soon an engagement was raging with the com batants shooting from behind trees and boulders. It was like a battle between Indians and Colonists in the early days of America. According to latest accounts from the scene the Sinn Deicer* lost ten killed, forty prisoners aud many wounded. The casualties of the (.Town forces were eight killed and a few wounded. The first accounts of the fighting re ceived here were vague. They said that a battle of magnitude was raging and that the indications were that the casual ties would be heavy. The scene was said to be “an inaccessible mountain fastness.” Ambulances were sent to the seat of the trouble, as well as troops. One ru mor said that thirty Republicans had been killed, but this figure was later cut down to ten. Arthur Bowser, State Senator, Operated On Fpecial to The Times. LA PORTE Ind . Dec. 21.—State Sena tor Arthur J. Bowser Is 111 today at a hospital here, following an operation. In event of his recovery, physicians stated, he will be unable to leave the hospital before March I. The Senutor from Chesterton, who drafted the measure designed to create a park in tho sand dunes of Lake and Porter Counties, was to have led the forces which will work for passage of the bill. Senator Roowser's bill would call lor the expenditure of $1,000,000. Cry of the Job Seeker Invades Headquarters Senator Harding Continues Conferences De spite Interruptions. MARION, Ohio, Dec. 21. —Applicants to the right of him. applicants to the left of him, volleyed and thundered. Even above the deep and important discussions on the international situation now in prog ress, the war cry of the job-seeker, “Gimme.” resounds about Senator Hard ing's headquarters. Despite that undercurrent of interrup tions, tiie conferences on international and domestic policy are being pushed for ward toward conclusion with the utmost speed. Senator Harding’s days are full from breakfast time until long after dark in an effort to talk with as many leaders ns possible before the holiday season is concluded. The conversion of Senator John Shields of Tennessee, bitter Democratic opponent of the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles, to the Harding plan for an international tribunal, confirmed by Sen- Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 19H, at Postofflce. Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1879. JUDGE COLLINS TO STEP OUT AND ADAMS EASE IN? Politically Wise Foresee Ma neuver Before Governor Goodrich Leaves Office. TRACTION CO. HAND SEEN The politically wise of Indianapolis, who number a groat many, are expect ing the resignation of Judge James A. Collins of the Criminal Court and the appointment of a successor before the end of the year, when James I*. Good rich will cease to be Governor. Collins is reputed to have the opinion of Ferdinand Winter, attorney Tor the street car interests, and M. E. Foley, attorney, and handy man for the street car interests, to the effect that there is no legal barrier to bis election as mayor of Indianapolis. This opinion is in direct opposition to that of Judge Mahlon Bas-b. who recently announced that he would not be a candidate for mayor because he did not believe the law permitted the candidacy of a judicial officer for an executive office during the term for which the Judicial officer was elected. It Is known that Judge Bash issued Ida statement in an attempt to nip the building aspirations of Collins, but it ia also known that the nipping was not effective. Collins is to be entered in the Repub lican race for the nomination for mayor of Indianapolis by the traction interests, which have long been “strong" for him aDd who hope to see him in a position where he will be better able to repay their many favors. The legal Question of his eligibility does not worry the traction interests In the least. Legal questions constitute ths most glorious field in which the traction interests perform. Ferdinand Winter is regarded as the “master mind” of the Indianapolis bar, and it is generally ac cepted that when he expresses a legal opinion be is certain of his ability to back it up with a Judgment, eventually if not at once. And *o the stage is set for a perpetua tion of the dynasty that is in control of the affairs of Indianapolis and Marlon County. The question of a successor to Collins on the criminal bench still is a subject of considerable speculation. Judge Wal < Continued on I’age Eight.) PLAN OFFERED TO AID U. S. TO COLLECT DEBTS Longworth Proposes Joini Trade Agreement With Allied Nations. WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.—Reciprocal trade agreement with the allies to aid lit the payment of more than twelve bil lion dollars due to the United States Government and business interests In this country was advocated in the House today by Representative Nicholas Long worth, Ohio, a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Such an agreement, ho said, should be part of a general revision of the tariff law-s which he estimated could be madt high enough to raise $350,000,000 more than the present customs, or about $700,. 000,000. The. reciprocal trade agreement, he pro posed, would give the allies advantages over other nations in American markets in exchange for similar concessions granted the Unites! States abroad. Attacking free trade proposals, Long worth,said : “I do not think it quite respectable for the debtor cou-irrl.-s to assume that their debts properly and honorably contracted arc not to be paid in full. But If It should eventuate that the only possible wuy to Collect these debts would he to surrender to the nations of the world the home markets of America, I should let us sacrifice every cent of the money owed us rather thun sacrifice our indus trial Independence. "President Wilson proposes that we take down tile bars against the world In order to enable certain nations of Europe to dispose of millions of dollars worth of good* here. Against such a policy the American people have recorded themselves by an emphatic and tremen dous majority as I interpret the recent election. “We have received specific instructions with regard to the policy of the pro tective tariff us laid down by President McKinley, hut I believe it to be In no wav Inconsistent that if we shall deter mine to legislate so far as the tariff is concerned with a view to making debts of the allies more easy of collection than It Is throngh reciprocal trade agreements that we can most effectively accomplish it.” Furnace Roof Caves in, Injuring- Three Special to The Times. GARY, Ind , Dec. 21.—tine man, a for eign laborer, was seriously injured, and two others were scratched when the roof of No. 4 open hearth furnace of the Gary Steel Works caved In while fifteen men were working inside the fur nace. making repairs. The furnace was being reconstructed and the men inside were masons and laborers. Only one man was taken to the • steel company’s hospital. ator Shields' statement late yesterday, Is regarded at Harding headquarters as a distinct victory for the proposal. Gen. Charles G. Dav.es, regarded by many ns n possibility for Secretary of the Treasury, advocated to Senator Har ding a plan for using a trade body, such ns the war trade board, ns a weapon of offense and defense in International re lations, it became known today. Mrs. Harding is expected to leave for New York shortly after Christmas for the final fitting of the gowns she will wear at the inauguration and the cere monies which follow it. It is not ex pected that she will again be within reach of the metropolitan shopping dis trict until after she becomes First Lady of the Land. Governor Edward Morrow of Kentucky conferred with Seußfor Harding today. (Continued on Page Thirteen.) 3 niii ana £la% Sant tB INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1920. Modified Form of Curfew Law Tried in Gotham NEW YORK, I>ec. 21.—A modified “curfew law*' designed to aid the po lice in comhatinf the “crime wave*' had It a fir nt trial today. Under oriler of Commissioner En right uniformed policemen Mopped pemmife traversing unfrequented Mreets between midnight and day light, searched them for weapons and required them to account for their prenence there. Transfers Drop 12,000 Under 1 Cent Charge For the first, twenty-four hours that the I rent transfer was in effect, from midnight of Sunday to midnight of Mon day, approximately 57,000 transfers were Issued by the Indianapolis Street Hall way Company, according to information furnished at the offices of the company today. This would represent approxi mately $570. For the corresponding period of the preceding week, when there was no charge for transfers, the number l.isued, it was explained, was about (50,000. State Republicans Meet Here Dec. 29 A meeting of the Republican Stale committee was called today for the morn ing of Dec. 20. The committee is ex pected to take up plans for maintaining the organization during the coming year and activities connected with the coining session of the legislature and with the opening of the new administration in the State. IT. S. Will Play Santy to European Children VIENNA, Dec. 21. America will play Santa Claus to more than 350,000 chil dren of Vienna and Central Europe this year. I'Ke American Relief Administra tion will glre three garments and n pound of rake made from white flour to each child. The American Ited Cross will distrib ute clothing and condensed milk to 40.000 children In orphanages and hos pitals. President Miiicisehe will attend an American Christmas tree celebration in Belvidere Ualsce. DEA TH TOSSES POT U’ GOLD *1- -I- -I- *1- -i- *l* -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- -I- Jobless Laborer Shunted to Rainbow End If you hod i*een out of work for days and the last work on which you had been employed had been com mon labor and you did not know quite what you were going to do about it, and then all of a sudden you received n telegram saying a rich uncle in the West hail died and left you $30.i.i00 and. three ranches, what would you do? That’s wbat happened to Frank . Greeson, 2400 Ka*t Washington street. h(i*y. nceeaoh frankly ad mitted he does not know what be is going to do, but that be thinks he will set up tu “some kind of busl- STAND FOR STRIKE FARM HEAD TAKES Forecasts Other Measures in Legislative Progression. WASHINGTON. Dec. 31 Declaring that farmers believe "strikes may be uecepsnry to protect labor," George i*. Hampton, of the Farmers National Coun cil, addressed a letter to leaders of both parties in Congress opposing the enact ment of anti-strike legislation. “Farmers, ns H body, do not like strikes," Hampton declared in hls letter, •‘but farmers do not blind themselves to the self evident fact that under our pres rnt Industrial organization otrikes, even on railrondH, after due notice has been given and negotiations have been held, may l.e necessary to protect labor and to enable labor to secure its Jut righiH. “Fanners realize that if striking by labor is made a felony the next step logically would be to have the curtailing of acreage or the commodity marketing of farm staples, which is necessary to secure a fair price for farmers, made s felony as well. This would result In enforced labor on the part of the fann ers and render them helpless Under the exploitation of monopolistic Interests.” TIGER OPERATOR GETS SSO FINE Proprietor of Dry Beer Parlor Convicted. It was blind tiger day In City Court. Several were convicted and others left the courtroom smiling. Fetor It. Schaffer, proprietor of a dry beer saloon, chliei parlor and hotel at 2143 North Illinois street, and formerly a bartender for Fred Holer, was con (('out In tied on Tage Twelve.) $lO and Ten Days on Pool Selling Charge Robert Douglas, who was arrested in the cleanup raids of Dec. 9., drew a fine of $lO and a sentence of ten days in jail today from City Judge Walter Pritcherd, on a charge of pool selling. A charge of gaining, also lodged against Douglas, was dismissed. He appealed. Douglas, acordlng to the testimony of the police, had u desk in a dry beer sa loon at 40 South Capitol avenue, and was recording bets at the time of the raid. Lieutenant Houston, who made the ar rest, said that while he was in the place he answered a telephone call and a man calling himself “Doc” warned Douglas that “the bulls are about to call.” Dnoglas denied the charges and pro tested that he had nothing to do with the form sheets and records which were in troduced as evidence. BONDSMEN TURNED DOWN -I- -I- -i- -i- -i- -i- . -|. -i- -|. -|. -i- -i- -I- -i- U. S. Refuses Bail From 2 City Court Baxred Kinney Illatt and Henry Winkler, two of the seven professional bonds men barred from giving bond for City Court prisoners by City Judge Walter Pritchard several days ago, tried their luck in Federal Court to day and found they had none. Hiatt and Winkler called United States Marshal Mark Storen and asked if he would accept them ns surety on the SI,OOO bond of John J. Lennard, who was arrested In lUch TRIAL LAXITY IS SHOWN IN STEVENS CASE Reputed Safe Blower, Indicted Last May, Still Free Under Bond. CROOKS PRIMED BY ACT The robbery of the Indiana National Bank and of Selig's store Saturday or Sunday, served to recall to the memory of Indianapolis citizens the fact that James A. Collins, Judge of Criminal Court, has not yet brought to trial Ed ward Stevens, who was indicted May 22, 1920, for the robbery of a gasoline fill ing stntion on Meridian street, on the night of April 25, 1920. Persons who are familiar with the rea soning of the criminal mind point out that laxity in the bringing to trial of men accused of felonies is quickly sensed in the criminal world and a place where such laxity Is noted soon becomes n favorite scene of operations for profes sional crooks. MYSTERY IN BOTH TRIAL AND FREEDOM. Why Stevens, who is at liberty under a cash bond of $5,000, should not have been tried long before this Is as much of n mystery ns are the peculiar circumstances surrounding his release from Jail after he had failed to take advantage of the opportunity afforded for escape In the general Jail delivery singed last July. The records show that Stevens and Arthur Welling were arrested by detec tives at the Hotel Severln aud a quantity of explosives was found in the room they are said to have occupied. On May 22 two indictments were re turned against them, one charging un lawful use of explosives and the other charging burglary and grand larceny In connection with the blowing of the safe of the filling station and the. theft of a little more than $2,000. On July 30, a petition for the reduc tion of bond was tiled on behalf of Stevens and on Aug 2. Judge Uolllns re dueed the bond of Stevens on the burg lary charge to $5,000. SPECIAL Jl DOE KELEAS EH PRISONER. On Aug. 11, when Judge Fremont Alford was on the bench in the absence of Judge Collins, Prosecutor Adam* be came to concerned In the continued In carceration o' Stevens that he filed a showing before Judge Alford to the of feet that Judge Uolllns bad Inadvertently omitted to reduce the bond in the un (Fotftinued on lage Eleven.) ness.” He said he didn’t think much of running ranch. The rich uncle was William Powell, who had an automobile establish ment In Indiunapolls about ten year* ago. At that time, according to Greeson, Powell went to ( 'a* per, Wyo., to regain his health and there gained not only health, hut it small fortune- Greeson says he and his wife will go to Wyoming to look over their now (ifAjNVt;. Greeson hi SJ anfi ha* 'no children. He said his last employment was with the Indianapolis Street Rail way Company a a repairman. EXPLAINS DELAY IN KOKOMO CASE Prosecutor Says ‘Belshazzar Feast’ Awaits Grand Jury. Lawrence Bock, prosecuting attorney of Howard County, who called at the ! Federal building for the purpose of I "looking after some Federal tHX mat ters and incidentally to sec United States District Attorney Frederick Van Nays," today explained why the local authorities at Kokomo have not started any prosecution of tho persons involved in the famous "Feast of Belshazzar" booze party at the Kokomo Country | Club. The Federal grand Jury w ill In vestigate the party. District Attorney Van Nuys lias announced. Mr. Hock, who was also given consid erable publicity lHet week, when lie and Sheriff Ora Butler of Kokomo seized two alleged bootleggers from Marshal F M. Garrett, after they laid been ordered brought to Indianapolis by the district ' attorney, was expe ted to attempt to make hls peace with the I’cderal authorities. it has been reported In Kokomo that Prosecutor llock nnsl other officials at tended the famous booze party and were refraining from prosecutions for that reason. Mr Hock declared today that he was not nt the party. "We have not started prosecution* for the reason that the nature of tho case Is such that it naturally would have to be a gmud Jury matter. 1 consulted with Judge Overtoil of Circuit Court on- the affair and we decided that it should not tie taken up this term be cause one member of the regular grand Jury for the present term, which expires In a few dayiv Is dead and another has moved away. >Ve feared Hiut if we filled up the Jury In the middle of the term that the defendants could successfully attack the indictments, so we thought It best to let the whole matter rest until are Jan. 1, when anew term, anew grand jury and anew prosecutor will be in force.” Meanwhile Federal agents are Investi gating the whole affair. D’Annunzio to Resist Treaty of Rapallo MILAN, Dec. 21. —Gabriele d’Annun zlo, commander of the insurgent troops occupying Fiuine, today sent word to the Roman government that he would re sist the execution of the treaty of Ita pnllo, which lias Just been confirmed by the Senate. General Caviglla, commander of tho i government troops besieging Flume on the land side, notified d’Annunzio of tho ratification of tlie treaty. He asked d’An nunzlo to accept the treaty and withdraw from Flume. D'Annunzio said he would resist the treaty to the very end, and he asked General Caviglla to warn the Ro man government to that effect. mond, Monday, on a warrant charging violatioi of the national prohibition la w. Lennatd is in the Marion County Jail, where he was committed by United States Commissioner Howard S. Young failed to give bond pending in of hls case by the Federal jury. The Hiatt ami Wink ler he their sig natures on bond. „ . ... „ (By Carrier, Week. Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c. Subscription Rates. (By Mall, 50c Per Month; $5.00 Per Year. Drastic Search Order Issued by Board of Public Safety; Shoe Store Is Robbed of S3OO CLERK HELD AT PISTOL POINT AS SAFE IS LOOTED Hold-up Staged After Pur chase—Disappears in Street Crowds. PURSE SNATCHER WORKS While the police have been halting every suspicious person within the last twenty-four hours In an effort to check the crime wave that has struck the city, a bandit plied his craft* with success last right by bolding up Ernest Smeltzer In his store at 151 North Illinois street at 9:15 o'clock. The Job netted the highwayman, who was a negro, S3OO, which he took from the safe at the point of a revolver while crowds were passing by the store. After robbing tiineltzer, the robber calmly Joined the pedestrians and made his es cape. The series of hold-ups and burglaries reaching a high peak in the theft of SII,OOO worth of fur coats from the Selig Coat and Suit Company, and $12,000 from the Indiana National Bank over Sunday, has given the city a bad case of ' nerves.' Wild reports gained wide circulation that the Irvington State Bank. 5501 East Washington street, had been robbed of $25,000 during the night. Bank officials and police who Investigated, declare the report to be untrue. Mis* Mabel Baker, ICO2 Rembrandt street, an employe of the city board of health, reported to the police that while she was In a 3 and 10-cent store a purse snatcher cut the handles of her handbag and escaped with the bag. which con tained $35 in money and other articles valued at sls, While the police were searching for the roou who robbed the Smeltzer store, they received a “tip” that may assist in solv (Contlnued on P**e Eight.) WIDOW OF N. Y. CANCER EXPERT MURDER VICTIM Body of Mrs. John A. Lee Is Found on Stretch of Lonely Beach. NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Though con pletely mystified as to the circumstance* surrounding tier death, police believe they have Identified the body of the fashion ably dressed woman found on the sand* f I as Beach a* that of Mr* Job; Lee. widow of a prominent physician of Brooklyn. Mr I.ee, who was head of the Kings County Medical Society, died about six months ago. He was a noted cancer expert. The body of the woman, about 30, and dressed In deep mourning, wua found on a lonely stretch of sand She had been shot through the right eye. The police believe she was murdered elsewhere and her body carried to the beach. There were no marks of a struggle around the body. No revolver was found. There was a handbag near the body, but It contained no cards or anything else to identify the woman. Police authorities have established au tomobile patrol* In some parts of town. The automobiles are fitted with men from the strong arm squad who have been withdrawn from Greenwich village, where they were on duty agalnat gangsters. South Bend Crime Wave Increases Special to The Times. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 21.—This city, although it Is experiencing nn un precedented wave of hold-ups and other crimes, takes no part tn the country wide movement against lawlessness. Four robberies and a brace of hold ups were reported within twenty-four hours. The criminals Include mere boys. A 7-year old girl, who lost her 485 Christmas pennies, Is among the victims. BLIZZARD GRIPS CENTRAL STATES CHICAGO, Dee. 21. The central States from the Rocky Mountains east ward to the Great Lakes region, was in the grip of a blizzard today, according to Weather Department reports. Heavy snow falls were reported. Freezing temperatures today, however, served to diminish the tmov fall, but according to Weather Bureau officials, considerable snow will fall in the terri tory within the next few days. A drop in temperature to about 20 de grees was predicted for tomorrow fol lowed by a further drop to between 10 and 15 degrees by Thursday. There is no danger predicted for lake shipping by the officials who declared lake trans portation for the year is practlcally ended. Accused Slayer Tells of Hate for ‘Masterful Man 7 Pathos Strikes Through Story of Girl’s Love and Fall . (Clara Smith Hamon was found in Chi huahua City. Mexico, by Sam Blair, staff correspondent of the Chicago Herald and Examiner. To him she told the story of her life with Ilamon, the fatal shoot ing and her flight. A continuation of the article follows:) BY SAM BLAIR, Correspondent Herald and Examiner anil l nlversal Service. (Copyright, 19*0, by I'ntveriMU Service.) EL PASO, Texas, Dee. 21.—Not all of the story Clara Smith Hamon told me Saturday night in the public park in Chihuahua, Mexico, had to do with the commingling of violence and bestiality that climaxed in the night of Nov. 21 in an 'Ardmore hotel in the fatal shooting of Jake L. Hamon, financial and political dictator of Oklahoma and northern Texas. There was a tMce of wistful regret ’LAST HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY Board's Order Is Emphasized by Police Head In a determined effort to stamp out the wave of crime that has been sweeping over the Chief of Po lice Jerry Kinney, following a con ference with the members of the board of safety, today issued an order which will be read to all patrolmen and detectives. The order is as follows: It is hereby ordered that all officers and patrolmen will make diligent inspection of all pool room*, hotels, lodging houses, and other public places in their dis trict for suspicious characters, or persons carrying concealed wea pons, In which case arrests must he mode. Attention also is directed to the fact that in a majority of robbery and burglary cases the use of an automobile has played a part, and all member* of the department are directed to pay particular atten tion to the parking of automobiles In suspicious places. See that the license plates are clean and plainly discernable to the officer* and citizens on the sidewalk, and warn those opera tors whose lights are not proper ly adjusted and whose license plates are not In a clean condi tion that arrests will he made for this offense Dec. 2(1, 1920. TOLEDO BANDITS CARRY AWAY SAFE Hold Up Express Employes and Get $16,000. TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 21.—One of the boldest robberies In the history of To ledo was committed late yesterday after noon when five masked bandits held up employes of the American Express Com pany and made good their escape with a small safe containing SIO.OOO. Another ssfe containing $55,000 had been removed from the express office an hour earlier and it is believed the bandits were after this safe. As the employes of the ex press company were about to place the safe on a truck at the rear of the ex press office they were met by the five men with shotguns and driven back into the building, while the bandits loaded , the safe Into an automobile and made ; good their escape. No clew to the rob bers has been found. MAN HELD FOR MURDER OF WIFE Small Child Witness to Michi gan Tragedy. MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Dec. 21. Mr* Traea Baker, 24, is dead aud her husband. William Baker, 38, an em ploye of the Mount Clemens Gas IJght i'ompany. i* held in jail on a tentative charge of murder, following the diseov iery by neighbors of Mrs. Baker's body | today. Baker, unmoved by bis wife's death, maintains his Innocence. In a stnteineut be said bis wife became violently ill during the night and wnen he returned from n neighbor's, where he went to summon help and a doctor, he found his wife lying on the floor dead. A small daughter, however, told au thorities a different story. She said she was awakened by noises during the night anil saw her father beating her mother's head against the wall and it was she who went for help. Baker said he was intoxicated when he returned home from work. Posse Battles Bank Robbers; 2 Caught NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Dec. 21.—A posse armed with rifles, shotguns, revol vers and pitchforks, early today frus trated an attempt to rob the First Na tional Bank at Milltown, near here. The night watchman heard the robbers and aroused a number of residents. They surrounded the bank. A battle followed when the robbers started to flee. Two of the robbers were caught and two es ' oaped. About thirty shots were fired. Kept Car Fares; Now Is Held as Gunman Special to The Times. SOUTH BEND. Ind., Dec. 21.—Ralph Mclntyre, ex-street car conductor, has blossomed into a gunman, according to his confession made when he was arrest ed in Elkhart, and brought to this city to face a man who charges he was robbed of S3B at the point of a revolver by Mclntyre. Mclntyre was recently nabbed with other car employes and brought into ! court on a charge of dropping fare money i into his own pocket. On confession the carmen were, nt the request bf the trac tion company, let off with light lines. in the story, an occasional touch of pride in the looking hack upon the past, now and then a bit of *he reminiscence that was gently happy. “Do you remember ‘sentimental Tommy' and Tommy's bru al father, the ‘master ful man?’” she asked me. “Well, he (Hamon) was jus like that—a masterful man.” She went on: "He dominated me from the first time I ever looked into hls eyes and noted tlie strange glint in them. “I was 17—worked behind the counter in a little Lawton (Okla.) store. “He got to coming in quite constantly; would not r.llow any one to wait on him but me. “Sometimes I think that girls are pro vided with a wonderful instinct planted in their beings by God. This instinct ought to guide them. It ought to have (Continued on Page Eight.) NO. 192. POWER TO STOP AND QUESTION GIVEN POLICE ; Suspicious Appearing Persons and Cars Regardless Are Objectives. COOPERATION IS ASKED Orders to stop and question every sus picious appearing citizen and every ! automobile about which there may be some question or which has obscure or hidden license plates have been issued to members of the police department in an effort to check the crime wave, the board of public safety announced today. I Citizens were warned that they will be stopped and questioned indiscriminately and that the best cooperation they can give is to give quick and clear answers. The public was urged to report to the police department every suspicious i character or Incident they observe, no matter how minute it may seem at the ' time. Such cooperation is necessary if | the wave of robberies and hold-ups is ! to be checked, it is said. The stopping of citizens and automo biles will be carried on as vigorously in the day time as at night, the board said. , Particular attention is to be paid auto mobiles because it is thought crooks who have made the big hauls of the last few days are equipped with high powered cars. STATEMENT OF SAFETY BOARD i The boards statement is as follow*: Active cooperation by the public in co ordination with the efforts of the police : department Is posiitveiy essential to the successful suppression of the unusual j crimes which have been committed re cently in Indianapolis. Without this ef fectlve cooperation the police department, regardless of the strenuousness of the efforts it makes, can not hope to obtain the results obtainable with it. With the view of acquainting the public witu what has been done and to firmly estab 1 ish the need of the department of pub lic cooperation, we are issuing this statement. Orders have been issued to the men in the department to stop and examine every suspicious looking automobile, and par ticularly those which are equipped with hidden license plates or are without plates This order will be in effect night and day. No discrimination will oe shown This is necessary becai:e it 1* the belief of the department that out side criminals are using high-powered automobiles to visit the city, commit their depredations and escape from the city before their crimes become known. If the public will bear In tniud that the average criminal look* and acts no dif ferently trmn the average citizen and chat (Continued on ry* Eight.) POLICE POWERS TO BE GRANTED Safety Board Secretary Urges Early Application. Manufacturers and merchants were urged by George Williams, executive sec retary of the board of safety, today to make application for police powers for their watchmen for the year 1921 im mediately in order that a last-minute rush may be avoided. Mr. Williams said the board of safety will begin issuing new budges and police powers to appli cants Jan. 27. It is necessary to renew tire police pow ers of watchmen and special police every year, the secretary pointed out. Applica tion must be made on blanks now avail able at the beard of safety' office and tn* badges used this year must be turned in. More than Go<► special police badge* have been issued this year. BOARD REVISES POLICE ROSTER 3 Quit, 1 Transferred, 2 Re tires and 3 Promoted. ! The resignation of Patrolmen George ! L. Winkler, who was recently deposed ■ as head of one of the morals squads and | reduced from the rank of sergeant and : who was involved last Saturday morning i in a shooting scrape on Schurmann ave j nue, was accepted by the board of public ' safety today. The board made no com j raent on the action. The resignations of two other patrol i meut and one fireman were accepted, i Two policemen were retired, one trans j ferred and three promoted. ; Patrolman Charles F. Dawson and ' Blcycleman James F. Burke were the j other policemen whose resignations were | accepted and Frank R. Stvtzel ot Pumper Company No. 31, was the tire j men. Police Sergeant Cletus L. Weaver and Patrolman James J. Cronin were retired, having served a sufficient length of timo to merit the action. Cronin and Daw ! son were involved in the recent shake-up in the police turnkey’s office. Trnfficman Janies Owens was trans ferred to blcycleman. Patrolman Freu Purvis was promoted to traffieman, pa trolman- Michael Long was promoted to traffieman and Blcycleman Patrick Sheri dan was promoted to sergeant. The report of Building Commissioner Walter B. Stern for the week ending Dec. 18, 1920, shows eighty-nine building permits with a valuation of §178,296 is sued. CRITICAL JURORS FINED $250 EACH Muncie Judge Acts After Denying Charges. Special to The Times. MUNCIE, nld., Dee. 21.—Fines of $250 each were imposed on the six members of the Delaware Countv grand jury Dy Judge William A Thompson, in Circuit Court late today after the court had read a lengthy statement denying the charges made, against him by the grand jury In its final report of the term which was returned in open court Sat tlay. No jail sentence was specified by the court. The jurors have prepared to appeal to the Supreme Court, it is understood. The grand jury, in its final report, said Judge Thompson was incapable of performing bis deties by reason of his age; that he was in his dotage and too easily Influenced by unscrupulous lawyer*.