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Rain turning to snow. Colder tonight.
Low temperature 18 to 24 degrees.
Bold Hold-up, Burglary of Hardware Store
and Purse Snatching Thrive Within
Reinforced Police Lines.
Pespite the fact that four squads of
plain clothes men were combing the city
last night looking for bandit suspects
and all Os the men on duty were keeping
Va sharp lookout for suspicious appear
ing persons, the crime wave In Indian
apolis continued. It was on a somewhat
smaller scale, however, than that which
prevailed at the beginning of the week.
As the day wore on more reports of
robberies filtered into police headquar
ters, showing that thieves and burglars
were unusually busy during the night.
Fo ir bandits entered the Iloosler Au
tomobile Lauudry, 12“ Fast Wabasli
street, at 1 a. in., covered Richard Moore,
an employe, with a revolver and searched
the cash drawer. Not finding any monei
they left after threatening to kill Moore.
He notified the police.
Burglars ripped the heavy clasp from
the rear door of the C. W. Jackson
Food Company’s factory. East Tenth
street and the Belt railroad. Then they
loaded five 100-pound sacks of beans,
twelve cases of canned beaus, eight
buckets of fruit jams and forty-eight
quarts of apple butter into a wagoir
The police traced the wagon north to
Sixteenth street and lost the trail. The
thieves pulled the wagon themselves, as
no horse tracks were found.
Mrs. Bessie Sage. 2OS South Emerson
avenue, reported the theft of a Jewel box
containing jewelry valued at S2OO.
O. L. Lucey, 703 West drive. Woodruff
Place, notified the police that an opal
breast pin valued at slls was missing
from bis homo.
Edward Mitchell. IS. of 1013 Haugh
street, was arrested this afternoon and
tharged with burglary and grand lar
ceny. He is accused of having broken
into the home of Utiso Kvanoff, 1717 North
Holms avenue, last Saturday night anu
of taking a rifle and a 33-calibre re
The ni~ht was marked by a bold hold
up, the robberj- of a hardware store, and
purse snatching.
The drive of the police, following or
ders of the board of public safety to
round ur loiterers, flatted seventeen men,
who were held under charge of vagrancy.
None of them was Identified, however,
as being connected with the robberies at
the People#' Outfitting Company's store,
where sir.ooo worth of Jewelry was taken,
or the Selig Cloak and Salt House, where
(11,000 worth of fur coats were stolen,
of the Indiana National Bank, which lost
nc ,000 tirougu the operations of bur
The local police were concerned In the
robbery of the Carlisle People's State
Bank yesterday, whew two bandits ob
tained SBOO and escaped after a revolver
battle with citizens. Detectives Forsette
and Roach from th-, Indianapolis de
partment were despatched to Carlisle at
once to tttAs t IB running down clews
l#d e l*#m whether the highwaymen
are Identified with the bands that have
been operating In Indianapolis.
Information given to detectives today
by Irwin C. Kirscbbacm, 611 Shelby
street, leads them to believe that there
were six men connected with the rob
bery of the Indiana National Bank.
Kirschbaum saw six men, four of short
( stature and wearing caps, and two tall
men wearing soft hats, standing In the
entrance of the Clinton Hotel, 29 Virginia
avenue, at 7:15 o'clock Sunday night.
It was from the fire escape of that hotel
that the burglars reached the roof of
the Railroad Men’s Building and Loan
Association building, from where they
climbed to the root of the Indiana Na
tional Bank building.
/ The Barrett Hardware store, 334 East
Washington street, was entered by a
burglar early today, the thief taking
$18.33 from the cash register. Harry
Barrett, the proprietor, told the police
the burglar used a key to open the front
M. R. Blake, 940 English avenue, was
held up and robbed of a purse contain
ing $253. The robber covered Blake with
a revolver at the corner of State and
Bate® streets. Two suspects were ar
Zelma Jordan. 635 East Market street,
telephoned the policy that a thief had
Judge Says Buying Whisky
No Crime.
Charges of operating a Mind tiger
against Gns Fisher, 4231 Snnset avenue,
were dismissed in City Court today by
Judge Walter Pritchard.
Fisher, a salesman for an electric com
pany, was arrested when the police found
nine quarts of whisky in his home. Seven
quarts were in a suitcase and the other
two in his bedroom.
He admitted that he had purchased the
whisky from a bootlegger, pointed out
to him by a friend down town, and that
he received the whisky from the ntan
who brought it to Thirty-Eighth street.
Prosecutor Ralph Spaan argued that
Fisher was guilty of receiving from a
common carrier.
“It is no crime to buy whisky," said
Judge Pritchard, “and this man had only
a small quantity. He is discharged.”
The whisky bore the Government label
for medicinal use only and the bottled
in bond stamp of 1920.
Report Hundreds Dead
in Russ Rail Accident
LONDON, Dec. 22.—Several hundred
persons were killed and injured in a
railway accident near Petrograd, but
details are lacking, said a Central News
dispatch from Helsingfors today.
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m..
Dec. 23: Rain, turning into snow and
much colder tonight: Thursday, cloudy
and much colder; lowest temperature to
night, IS to 24 degrees.
ti a. m 44
7 a. in 43
R a. m 44
9 a. m 44
10 a. m 43
11 a. m 40
12 (noon) 47
1 p. m 47
* p. m .... 47
Published at Indianapolis,
Ind., Dally Except Sunday.
entered her apartments and had stolen
clothing valued at $250, and $5 In cash.
Lola Payne. 1202 Pleasant street, was
robbed by a negro purse snatcher while
walking on Illinois street, between North
and Michigan streets. The man escaped
with a purse containing $4.
A burglar entered the home of Mrs.
Ruby Smith, negro. 2050 Yar.des street,
raking a bank containing S2O. the prop
erty of Mrs. Smith; a purse containing
$5.55, and a ring valued at $lO, the prop
erty of Lucille Hamilton.
A well dressed prowler attempted to
gain entrance to north side homes, ac
cording to information received by the
police. Mrs. Frank Wood, apartment No.
(Continued on Page Thirteen.)
Dupont Packing Mill, Near
Scranton, Pa., Razed by
Force of Explosion.
SCRANTON r*;.. Dec. 22.—Four men
are known to be Mead as a result of an
explosion in No. 2 packing mill of the
Dupont Powder Works at Mooslc, seven
miles from Scranton, today.
The force of the explosion badly dam
aged eight other buildings of the Dupont
plant and smashed windows of buildings
In nearby towns.
All telephone communication with
Moosic was broken by the blast
Some Idea of the force of the ex
plosion caa be gained 'by the fact that
the jar vijlently shook the central por
tion of Scranton, rattling window*.
Relief workers started for the scene In
Works Board Authorizes State
ment in Truck Deal.
There Is no excuse for the refusal of
the city council Monday night to ratify
a contract for the purchase of two five
ton White motor truck* for the city aab
hauling department, City Purchasing
Agent Dwight S. Ritter declared today
In a statement authorized by the board
of public work*.
Mr. Ritter said that the contract was
ewarded to L. H. Colvin, local agent for
the White company, after It was as
certained that his bid was the lowest
and after the fullest investigation of
the merits of the truck. The council
killed the ordinance ratifying the pur
chase without comment.
Mr. Ritter’s statement is as follows:
The council has refused to approve an
ordinance ratifying a contract made be
tween the board of public works and 1..
H. Colvin, for the purchase of two five
ton White trucks, short-coupled, to be
used as tractors for hauling trailers in
the ash collection service. The facts In
regard to this transaction are aa follows:
We received formal bids on this equip
ment. and the bids were as follows:
White $9,500.00
Mack 10,258 80
Packard 11.491 25
Pierce-Arrow 32.038.00
Signal 11.840.00
Under these circumstances, there wonld
be no excuse for our doing snythlng else
but awarding the contract to the White
company. These bids were opened by the
hoard of public works. They received a
recommendation from the purchasing
agent, and approved the recommendation
after considering the whole matter.
This purchase provides equipment en
tirely suitable for tbe.work before It, and
i the clty administration does not feel
t there is any reason for buying higher
priced equipment, such as suggested by
the council. In the past, the council has
approved the purchase of a number of
pieces of White equipment, and every
piece bought has given the most excel
lent service.
The board of public works and the
purchasing agent are delegated by law
with responsibility for finding the best
equipment and doing certain work with
| it. If after the fullest investigation these
officials decide that the equipment of
fered at the lowest price Is amply quali
fied to do the work and the price quoted
is a reasonable one, there is no excuse
for the rejection of this matter by the
city council, who have no opportunity
to stndy these matters, as the operating
officials are Instructed and qualified
to do.
Locomotive Boiler
Explosion Kills 2
DEN\ ER, Dec. 22.- —Two men were
killed and another seriously Injured near
Monument. Colo., today, when the boiler
of a Santa Fe locomotive exploded, ac
cording to reports peaching here.
J. L. Clayton, fireman, K. K. Hartman,
brakeman, were, instantly killed and
Harley Pearson, engineer, seriously in
' Jured.
Goodrich Denies Receiving
Judge Collins’ Resignation
Governor Declares He Would Fill Post,
Though, if Vacated.
Governor James P. Goodrich today
denied be had received the resignation
of Judge James A. Collins of the Marion
Criminal Court. It has been reported
' that Judge Collins intends to resign to
Become a candidate for mayor and that
j the resignation will be made before the
! end of the Goodrich administration in
i order that Governor Goodrich might ap
' point his successor.
“I have not received Judge Collins'
- resignation,'' Governor Goodrich de
“If he does resign would you appoint
hi* successor immediately or would you
leave the appointment to Mr. McCray?"
he was asked.
Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Poatoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Declares Further Price Re
ductions Means Ruin to
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. —Continued price !
reductions on grain, livestock and "other
products of the soil” can result only In 1
ruin for producers, J. Ogden Armour, j
head of Armour & Cos., declared in a 1
statement on business conditions here to- !
day. Curtailment of production and con- ,
sequent scarcity and high prices. Armour
warns, will follow continuation of the
“antl-buying hysteria.”
"Price liquidation,” said Mr. Armour,
“Is about complete in most essential
products. The buyers' strike which was
largely Instrumental In bringing about
reduced prices has been successful. The
paper profits of the war period have been
wiped out as inflated prices returned to
reasonable levels. The consumers' dollar
has about won back Its pre-war buying
"Not all commodities • have gone
through the liquidation process; non
perishable ones have largely resisted the
trend of the times, hut In the long run
the ratios prevailing between comuiodl
ties before the war will return. I look
for additional shrinkage in such things
as building materials and manufactures
used by railroads and public utilities,
but I do not believe there should be or
will be any further reductions in the
prices of the products of the farm.
"The turn toward better business will
come one of these days just as sudden
ly and just as irresistibly as did the
present slump. The American people
constitute the beßt market In the world
and their buying power is as great as
it ever was.
"The minute the public realizes that
prices for essentials have hit bottom ami
even gone under production costs, buy
ing will be resumed and accumulated
stocks In most lines are so light that
buying will be instantly reflected in In- i
dnstrlal nctlvlty.
"1 believe we are right on the eve of
the day when the buying public will hang
out the 'business as usual' sign.”
Report Says Many
Dead in Russ Riot
LONDON, Pec. 22.—" Following food
riots In Petrograd, In which many per
sons were killed, 105 persons were exe
cuted," said a Central News dispatch from
Helsingfors today.
The dispatch, which is not confirmed,
said that workers precipitated the d!s
Pani Obregon’s Choice
for U. S. High Mission
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. Alberto J.
Pnnl has been named high commissioner
to the United Htntes by the Obregon
government of Mexico with the task of
bringing about recognition of Mexico by
the United States, according to advices
reaching Washington today from Mexico
At the Mexican embassy it was stated
that, although unofficial reports of the
appointment of Paul "as ambassador to
the Unite dStates' - has been received,
official confirmation was lacking.
Women, Taken for Shoplifting,
Make Desperate Effort to
Gain Freedom.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., I>ee. 22.—Mrs.
William Kelly and Bertha Dunn, two
voting women, who were arrested for
shoplifting from a local store, attempted
j a bold escape from the city Jail today,
j by setting tiro to the ditdldlng.
| Patrol Driver Patton and Emergency
; Officer Eagan heard a noise as of some
j one scraping at the wall In the rear of
: the lockup. They Investigated ana
found Mrs. Kelly attempting to pry the
bars off one of the roar windows.
They took the woman in charge and,
while passing through the hall between
the office nnd the cells, amelled smoke
coming from the second floor of the
building. They rushed upstairs to the
detention room, where the Dunn girl
was kept, and found the room In flames.
The girl was trying to dix her way out
by means of a largo screw whtch she
had found In the wall.
The fire spread from the detention
room to the third floor Into the court
room and Judge's office before Bremen
could extinguish the flames. The dam
age was estimated at $3,000.
Winfield Janeg, 33, of 431 Christian
street, was arrested today by Lieut. F.
Winkler and Sergeant Deeter, who
charged him with operating a blind User.
Twenty-six gallons of “white mule”
whisky were found in the garage of
Janes' home.
Janes was arrested some weeks ago,
tho police say, when Sergt. Ed Hejm
called n telephone number and ordered
\ “one dressed chicken brought to 15 North
Noble street." anil Janes appeared with
j the liquor at that address In his nuto
■ mobile. lie was convicted, but appealed
I the case.
Louis Georgy, living In the 220 block
on North Sherman drive, was arrested
| by Sergeant Burk, who raided his house
) yesterday and found a still and five gal
lons of “white mule” whisky.
“I would appoint his successor imme
diately,” Governor Goodrich replied, “be
cause I don't wsnt a vacancy in the
Criminal Court.
“But I don't want to talk about this
thing,” he continued, “because I don t
think there is anything in it.”
It Is reported that an arrangement has
been made to bring about the appoint
ment of Claris Adams, the present prose
cutor, whose term is about to expire, as
successor to Judge Collins. It is not be
lieved that Governor-elect McCray would
appoint Adams and for this reason it is
expected Judge Collins will resign before
Jan. ltty when the Goodrich term expire^
When 9 s Dentist Not
a Dentist? When
He 9 s Exodontist
Corrections In the list of doctor# as
signed to the city hospital staff were
announced by the board of public
health today as follows:
Ir. Charles* P. Emerson, dean of the
Indiana School of Medicine, heads the
list of regular staff members. Dr*.
C. L. CabaUer and William Deoppers
are anaesthetists Instead of members
of the eonsnltlng staff nnd I)rs.
Charles Hrtstoe and F. A. IVlldman
are exodonllsts.
‘New Party’ to Jam Measure
Just Framed Through
WASHINGTON. Deo. 22.—Undismayed
by reports of a probable presidential
veto and of Senate opposition, the "new
party" In the House-the hi partisan
coalition of western nnd southern repre
sentntlvcs—today began the work of
jamming through the .-mere -ncy tariff
bill on agricultural products
There were Indications of a filibuster in
the House against the bill when its con
sideration was begun, after Chairman
Fordney announeed he would endeavor
to Jam the measure through. Repre
sentative Blanton, Texas, object and to lim
iting general debate to an hour, and Rep
resentative Wingo, Arkansas, further il<
layed proceedings by demanding a first
i readlrg of the bill.
So powerful has been the “new party”
that It lias forced the Ways and Means
Committee to frame a tariff measure
usually the work of months —In two
The emergency schedules established
rates so high that a virtual embargo on
the Importation of the products would
be effected.
leaders of the “new party,” the
strength of which has alarmed mem
bers from tho eastern manufacturing
sections, claim that the bill will re
ceive sufficient votes In the House to
assure Its passage over the presidential
veto. Test votes Indicate the majority
will be nearly 3to 1. Finns are t<> have
the bill forced through the Senate within
two weeks, but this Is rather douvtful
(Continued on )’>(( Twelve.)
Shoplifting Way Made Easy
for Mink Clad Society Dame
Detective in Court Flies to Aid of Bejeweled
Woman Who Steals From Store.
With an ungloved rignt hand on
which large diamonds from three
ring* sparkled, a woman who had
given her name as Bessie blat-r. !'*.
• city," gripped the braes rati la
f-oat of Judge Walter Pritchard’s
desk In City Court today
From beneath her dark hair two
large pearl cor rings were visible,
yhe wore a full length blue coat and
across her shoulders rested a valua
ble mink fur. Her hat was of blue
velvet with a cream colored pompon. *
She was charged with shoplifting,
Detectives mode a brief statement,
telling of the woman having stolen a few
dollars' worth of merchandise in two 5
and iO-cent stores. Fae udrnitted the
“Where do you live?” asked the court
In pn innocent kind of way.
"Oh, Judge, don't ask her that," ex
Blind Tiger Charges Dropped
in City Court.
Charges of operating n blind tiger
against Pat b'tlarcns were dismissed in
City Court by Special Judge Schuyler A.
Haas, today. It was the third time that
Stivens had been charged with operating
a blind tiger. lie was convicted on the
other two charges.
Special Judge Frank Symmes fined him
S3O and costs on his second conviction
and sentenced him to six months on the
Indiana State Farm. The sentence was
suspended when Stlvens promised to
leave whisky alone.
When Symmes learned that Stlvens had
been arrested by Patrolman Stroh, who
followed him from the Stegemeier dry
beer saloon, 17 North Illinois street, and
arrested him with a half plat of Medal
lion whisky in a pint bottle, on Doc. 4,
he revoked the suspended sentence.
A habeas corpus proceedingg, filed in
Superior Court to obtain the release of
Stlvens, failed when Judge Solon J. Car
ter ruled that the judge of the City Court
had no right to suspend sentences and
that therefore Stlvens would have to go
to the Indiana State Farm.
Efforts to have Stlvens tried on the
blind tiger charge brought against him
by Patrolman Stroh were unsuccessful
until Stlvens was brought back from the
Stale Farm today and appeared in City
Court with his hair closely cropped.
Special Judge Haas heard the testi
mony of the patrolman and then said
there was no evidence of sale and dis
missed the case.
Many persons in the courtroom wens
interested in the Stivens case as lie
boasted a few days before the election in
the Stegmeier case that lie had made
$40,000 selling bootleg whisky in Indian
apolis during the last two years, and all
he hoped was that there would be just
six months more of good business for
him. He told how he furnished whisky
for bellboys at a prominent hotel.
Then lie stated that he had some
whisky with him that he would like to
sell, and, following the suggestion, a
reporter of the Daily Times who had
been making investigations of the gam
bling and bootlegging that was going on
:n Indianapolis, accepted the invitation
and accompanied Stivens to a washroom,
where he gave Stivens $3 for a half pint
vs whisky in a pint bottle bearing the
label Medallion, just like the bottle of
wblsky found by Patrolman Stroh in Ste
vens’ possession Dec. 4.
The liquor purchased by the reporter
Is now in the possession of the Federal
authorities, who have been watching the
work of Mr. Stlvens for some time.
Commissioners Instruct Audi
tor to Readvertise for North
western Avenue Bridge.
Deciding to risk possible litigation In
the courts In tho form of a damage suit,
the Marion County com 1.-sinners and
members of the Marlon County council
at an informal eonferertbe at noon today
decided to rescind a $274,000 contract held
by the receivers of the A. .7. Yawger Con
struction Company for the erection of a
new bridge over White river ou North
western avenue.
Following the conference, the county
commissioners formally entered an order
rescinding the Yawger contract and In
structed County Auditor Leo K. Feslec
to readvertlse for new bids and to ad
vertise the sale or bonds at s'j per cent.
This action was taken by the commis
sioners following the receipt of a letter
from Attorney Merle N. A. Walker, coun
sel for the receiver of the Yawger Con
struction Company, stating that he would
hold the county commissioners to their
first decision In refusing to rescind
the contract. The letter which bore the
name of Mr. Walker stated that "all
former suggestions of adjustment can be
treated as withdrawn.”
On Dec. 15 Mr. Walker sent a com
munication to the commissioners demand
ing the return of the contractor's bond
and also agreeing to a cancelation of the
Yawger contract. The commissioners,
that Is, President Lewis George and Car
lin Shank, entered an order refusing to
"rescind" the contract on the grounds
that anew contract would probably be
let at a higher prb-e than the Yawger
bid. %
Since that action Mr. Walker appeared
ls-for the board nnd advised them to
rescind the contract anil before doing
*o t hold a Joint conference with the
county council.
A Joint meeting of the council and the
commissioners was called for this morn
ing At 9:13 o’clock Auditor Leo K.
Fcsler reported that a letter was rt*
Uvered t<> him from Mr. Walker, which
"withdrew” nil former suggestions oi
,\lr. Walker'* latest written communi
cation In part Is ns follows:
"The record, as It now stands. Is that
we expressed a willingness to consent to
a cancellation which the board elected to
reject and we shall accejit that rtetenm
(Contlnued on Page Twelve.)
lalmcil Detective Peats. “She come*
. rom a very prominent family In the north
>art of the city.”
Seeing hls mistake In presuming to
ask a confessed thief her address. Judge
Pritchard stated he would fine her $lO
a:ut costs amt sentence her to one day in
“Oh, mv Get Th ’orv don't send
me to Jail,” exclaimed the woman.
“Don't worry, dear." whispered a
member of the women's police depart
ment. "It's only one day In Jail,
nnd that doesn't mean you will be
locked up. All you have to do 1* go
across tho street, the name under
which you were arrested Is recorded,
and then yrtli can go home.”
The fine was paid from a pnr#e
lifted from a velvet bag, and the
... ie did ter” recorded at the
jail nnd the self-confessed shoplifter
walked north on Alabama street.
Wilson and Harding
to Lunch Together at
White House , March 4
President , in Improved Health,
Plans Literary Work to Fol
low Retirement.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—Woodrow
Wilson and President elect Warren Hard
ing will lunch together at the White
House following the formal Inauguration
at noon on March 4, according to plans
annonuced today.
Immediately after the luneheon the
man who has lived In the executive man
sion for eight years will go to his new
homo at 2340 S street.
Secretary Tumulty today announced
the President's plana for inauguration
day following n long conference with his
chief. The President, Tumulty wild, plans
to ride to the capitol from the White
House in company with Senator Harding.
After the ceremonies at the capitol they
will return for the luncheon at the White
Tumulty said the President's health
has improved grently in the last two
weeks and that he is planning to plunge
Into writing a series of nrtlcies and
books immediately after he leaves the
presidency. The President did not men
tion any plans for an autobiography or
memoirs, Tumulty said. \
“President Wilson was in exceptionally
good humor,” sabl Tumulty, telling ot
their talk which lusted several hours.
The President got around well and no
cane was visible, ills secretary said. He
added he believed the President had been
helped in his recovery by the fact that
since November he has been able to quit
Special to The Times.
MUNCJE, I ml., Dec. 22. Belief was
expressed here today that the Indiana
Supreme Court will make an early re
view of the enses of the six Delaware
County grand jurors, who yesterday
were fined $250 each by Judge William
A. Thompson, in Circuit Court, after he
had cited them for contempt in return
ing a report charging the court with per
mitting his mind to be influenced by
criminals and requesting that he resigu
from the bench.
The jurors today had filed bonds of
y>o each and had appealed their cases
to the Supreme Court. In view of the
fact that the jurors had not arranged to
give bond, the court permitted them to
sign each other's bond.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Dec. 22—A re
duction of 22!i Per cent in wages was
announced by the Windsor Print Works,
a branch of the Consolidated Textile
Company here. The cut la effective Jan. 8.
(By Carrier, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere, 12c.
Subscription Rates: j ßy Mall r;o c p er Month; $5.00 Per Year.
To Defend the Poor I
On Jan. 1, next, Paul C. Wetter, a
loeat attorney, with offices la the Mer
chants Bank Building, will succeed
Frank Symines as Marlon County pauper
attorney. Mr. Wetter, who was appointed
a deputy prosecuting attorney under
William P. Evans, prosecutor-elect, has
notified Mr. Evans that lie will bo un
able to accept the deputyshlp since he
has been appointed pauper attorney.
Bank Check Basis
°f Business Today
The extent to xvhieh modern business
depends upon the bank check is Indi
cated by figures upon the relative amount
of cheeks and eash received at the In
ternal revenue bureau office In payment
of Income and excess profits taxes given
out by Collector of Internal Revenue
William L. Elder today.
On Dec. 15 the biggest receipts In th"
hißtorv of the office were taken In. A
total of $3 012.513.0S was collected on that
day. Os this amount only $3,015.86, or a
trifle more (han one-tenth of 1 per cent
was cash and the remainder In checks.
Blizzard Shunted to
Canadian Northwest
CHICAGO . Dec. 22.—The blizzard
which hovered over the central States
yesterday and last night, has moved
toward the Canadian northwest, accord
ing to report* reaching the Weather
Bureau here today. While conditions
were generally unsettled and heavy Hina
fail wus reported In some central States,
no heavy storm was la progress
Transportation and communication was
tied up in the Rocky Mountain region by
the storm, but otherwise no damage was
reported, ftlowiy rising temperatures
for the Great Lakes region was pre
Lloyd George Says Disarma
ment Can Not Be Made
Without Nation.
LONDON, Pec. 22. Premier Lloyd
George, apeaklng today at a luncheon to
the Dominion representatives, virtually
served notice upon the world tnat no
progress can he made toward universal
disarmament until the United States be
comes a member of the league of Na
"No League of Nations could be com
plete until the great republic in the West
is Included in it," aaid Premier Lloyd
George. "We look forward hopefully to
j the entrance of the United Sftitcs in the
; league "
The Premier sounded warning that nn
| less the race In armaments is arrested,
| another war may follow.
WASHINGTON Dee. 2..—“1 agree
| with the statement attributed to Lloyd
! George that there never can be disarma
| ment until #ll the great powers agree
! to disarm either through the le-ague
of Nation* or some similar organlsa
| tlon,” Secretary of Navy Daniels stated
■ this afternoon, commenting on the
| speech of Lloyd George.
“I sincerely hope some such agree
ment will be reached, but until It la,
I there is no course for the United States
| but to build such a Navy ns she Is now
I building,” the secretary added..
Tries Suicide After
Killing Young Wife
j CHICAGO, Dec. 22.—Frank Ligregnl,
| Chicago chemist, who shot and killed his
20-year-old wife, because her employment
as a teacher kept the couple separated
| most of the time, today attempted to es
| cape trial by taking his own life.
Ligregnl, xvho was taken Into custody
by Elgin (111.) police nfter he fled to that
j town from Bartlett, 111., tied a ‘tX^
I kerchief about his neck and suspended
| himself from the bars of his cell door.
A fellow prisoner summoned jail of
ficials and Llgregni xvas Immediately cut
I down.
Slain Croesus’ Consort
Is to Fight for Fortune
Declares Oil King Hamon Left Will Giving
Her $4,000,000.
Staff Correspondent Universal Service
and Chicago Herald-Examiner.
(Copyright, 1920 by Universal Service.)
(Copyright, 1920, by Chicago Ileruld-
EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 22.—Within
twenty-four hours, Clara Smith Hamon
will be in friendly hands in the United
States. She will go back to she town
from which she fled after her farewell
with the dying Jake L. Hamon, Repub
lican national committeeman from Okla
homa, in the Ar imore Hospital.
“I’m going back gladly,” she said, ns
I interviewed her in Mexico. ”1 have
nothing to fear. Where i* there a Jury
that would find at* guilty after I hid
Criminal Court Officials Resent Any Effort to
Disturb Freedom of Man Con
victed of Assault.
Although he was convicted more than four years ago of instigating an
assault on a peaceful citizen in his own home and has since exhausted
every legal method of escaping judgment, Dennis J. Bush, alias J. J. Casey,
still is at liberty and the authorities have made no effort to compel him to
serve the sentence to the penal farm imposed so long ago that it has al
most been forgotten.
Among the officials of the Criminal Court today there appears to be
a disposition to resent any effort to disturb Bush's freedom.
Although there has been at hand, in the Criminal Court, since last
Saturday, a certification of the judgment of the Supreme Court of In
diana that Bush should serve his sentence, the instruction of the Su
preme Court is not being carried out.
Harding Expects to Draw
Only Two Toga Wearers
for Cabinet.
MARION, Ohio, Dee. 22.—An informal
understanding that the new Cabinet shall
contain not more than two men picked
lrom the United States Senate was be
lieved today to have been reached be
tween Presldnt-ftieet Harding and sena
torial leaders. This course appeared to
have been decided on to avoid denuding
the Senate, to skirt around natural jeal
ousies among senatorial leaders and to
enable Harding to bring a larger num
ber of party leaders Into official places.
President-elect Harding today declared
the report from Washington that Charles
E Hughes had been induced by Senator
Knox to accept the post of Secretary of
State, was Complete fiction.
Powerful influences are. understood to
be working against Senator Knox ot
(Continued on )N*ge Thirteen.)
Official Has Plan to Improve
A proposal that Welsbnrh Lighting
Company of America, whicMfcholds the
contract for the care and repair of all
th gas street lamps In Ihdlapapolts. be
asked to Include a clause by which a
penalty <>f $1 per lamp per night for
lamps not operating properly, be added
to the contract, was made by Thomas
A. Riley. Democratic member of the
board of publie works, today.
Mr. Kliey called the board's attention
to the poor coudltion of the gas lamps
several weeks ago aud the Welsbach com
pany was notified that an Improvement
would l>e looked for immediately. The
company, it is understood, discharged
A. S Golln. superintendent, replaced him
with C. D. Dowel, who was brought here
from Cincinnati, and asked for thirty
days In which to better the situation.
"The thirty days are about up. I have
personally checked up the lights several
different nights aud I see very little im
provement.” Mr. Riiey said. “I think the
penalty clause should be inserted in the
contract, because It will serve as an added
Incentive for the Welobaeh company to
get a better inspection system in force.
“The company ought to accept the
clause, whjch should have been in the
contract to begin with. It Is in the con
tract of the electric utilities which have
charge of street lighting. If the Wels
tiach company refuses to accept the clause
then I think the contract should be can
The rest of the board was non-com
mittal on the subject and. no action was
Italian Army and Fleet Sur
round D’Annunzio’s Band.
MILAN, Dec. 22.—An Italian army and
fleet began absolute blockade of Flume
today to Isolate the city from the rest
of thp world, following Gabriele d'An
minzlo's rejection of General Cavlglta's
ultimatum calling upon him to surrender.
One hundred and twenty of d'Annun
zlo's legionaires have been landed from
a torpedo boat at Castelvenier and Zara
on the Dalmatian coast, according to
Information from Trieste.
The regular Italian garrisons at Cas
telvenier and Zara retired.
D'Annunzio announced that he would
send a large expedition to oppose the
cession of Dalmatia to jugo-Slavia.
Baking Cos. Wagon
Hit by Street Car
Cakes and crackers were strewn over
the street this afternoon when a Taggart
Baking Company wagon was struck by a
Central avenue street car at Ft. Wayne
avenue aud New Jersey street. The
wagon was driven by Hurley Colugh, ”28
Traub avenue. Sltght damage was done
to the wogan and no one was hurt.
told it the story I hnve told you?”
There hnve been completed, I believe,
the arrangements which she requested.
She asked that some method be devised
to keep her from falling into the hands
of some petty officer who might seek
to arrest her for the pompous glory he
would achieve thereby.
The legal conflict into which she has
been plunged as a result of the fatal
shooting Nov. 21 of Jake L. Hamon,
will not be completed when the jury that
will try the woman on a charge of homi
cide returns it* verdict. There is another
element in the situation which may bring
Pag. Nine.)
NO. 193.
Bush was found guilty about four
years ago of- assault and battery, grow
ing out of an affair in connection with
the county election two years earlier.
He was fined S9OO and costs and sen
tenced to serve four months on the pe
nal farm.
After deliberating four years the State
Supreme Court finally upheld the decision
in the lower court. Attorneys for Bush
were given sixty days iu which to file a
motion for anew trial.
The sixty days were up Dec. 13 and
the clerk of the Supreme Court was ex
pected to certify the case back to the
lower court for action on the following
day. Inquiry at the clerk's office on the
morning of the thirteenth brought forth
the statement that the case would be
certified that afternoon.
Nothing more was said until Dec. 17,
when inquiry again was made at the
office of the clerk of the Supreme Court
as to what had become of the Bush ease.
The reply was that “Denny will be la
the penal farm before long.”
When more explicit information was
demanded it was revealed that the case
had not yet been certified to the lower
court. It was explained that there had
been such a rush of business that the
Bush case had been overlooked. A dep
uty clerk, however, offered to make out
the necessary papers immediately and
this was done and the papers mailed.
The certification arrived at tne office
of the county clerk the same afternoon
and was transmitted to the office of the
clerk of the Criminal Court.
It is still there, though it is explained
that a letter has been sent to Charles
E. Henderson, 308 Fidelity Trust Build
ing. who was special Judge in the Bush
case, that the Supreme Court ruled some
seventy days ago that Denny Bush
would have to serve his sentence.
“I ceased to have any connection with
the case when I pronounced judgment,”
said Mr. Henderson. “The matter is en
tirely in the hands of the sheriff aad
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Passage of Home Rule Bill
Gives Encouragement to
DUBLIN, Dec. 22—Brit’sh troops oc
cupied the City Hall and all ether ma
ul clpal buildings today.
LONDON. Dee. 22.—Ail lines in th#
Irish conflict with Great Britain seemed
to converge toward peace today. Pas
sage of the home rule bill, to which King
George was expected to give royal assent,
marked the culmination of a long fight
by Irish leaders, although the bill was
not what had been demanded. It waa
hoped the measure would bring peace.
The bill provides for two Parliaments—
north and south —with a connecting link
in the shape of a council of forty, to b#
selected evenly from two Parliaments.
Ireland must accept the measure with
in three and a half years or it become# j
Encouraging signs from the govern
ment were the announcement that th#
"President,” Earn on n De Valera, will not
be arrested if he returns to Iceland and
announcement that. General Tudor, com
mander of the auxiliary police, had gone
on indefinite leave.
A raid on the Cork postoffice by rob
bers, stopped by police after one rob
ber had been killed, was reported by the
military. An official announcement on
the engagements' near Killenaule, In
which eighteen lives were lost, said that
the battle consisted of several fights after
a cycle patrol had been ambushed.
Dampler CASE
Witness Says He Sold De
fendant Other Stolen Cars.
The State scored an important victory
today in the case of John Dampler, In
dicted on a charge of receiving a stolen
automobile which belonged to George
Bmock, now in Dayton, Ohio, when Spe
cial Judge .Tames M. Leathers, overruled
a motion of counsel for Dampler which
sought to prevent the introduction of
evidence that Dampler is alleged to have
received seven other automobiles which
were stolen by Ralph McGuire and
Thomas Kane.
Under the ruling the State was per-
I rnitted to introduce the testimony of Mc-
Guire that lie and Kane stole eight cars
following an agreement with Dampler to
' deliver oars at $75 apiece. McGuire and
Kane, who testified at a former trial of
Dampler in which the jury failed to
agree, testified.
The State probably will rest late to
day. An effort will be made to get the
case to the Jury some time tomorrow.
The jury consists of F. B. Taylor*
Rural Route 1; Robert E. Swalls, Ac
ton ; John M. Jackson, 1837 Lambert
street; Martin S. Toon, Acton, Rural
Route A; Frank L. Todd, Perry Town
ship; Lee Templeton, Rural Route E;
Asher N. Miller, Rural Route A; C. M.
Toon, Rural Route E; Russell Winlngs,
Maywood; Otho O. Smock, Acton:
Granville K. WesterfleM, Rural Rout#
F, and James TV. Spicer, Acton.
MACON, Ga., Dec. 22. —The three wom
en and one man charged with poisoning
Fred Shepard. Georgia peach king, are
free today. Judge Henry A. Matthew#
ordered the murder case against them
dismissed because of conflicting testi
mony. ■ *

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