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THE WEATHER
Fair and colder tonight; zero to 5 above.
Tuesday fan, continued cold.
VOL. XXXIII.
FIUME TOTTERS AS
ITALIANS TIGHTEN
CIRCLE ABOUT CITY
Positions of ‘Regency’ Fall Into Cavigla’s
Hands When Outposts of Poet Com
mander Collapse.
ZARA IS OCCUPIED WITHOUT SHOT
ROME, Dec. 27.—Fiume, capital of the
Recency of Quarnero, tottered today with
the collapse of Gabrielle d'Annunzio's
outposts. Reports here Indicated General
TMvigiia. in. command of the regulars,
was steadily tightening the circle about
Flume and that outlying portions of the
"regency” already had fallen Into his
bands.
Zara, garrisoned by a small force of
d'Annunzio's leglonalres, capitulated to
the regulars without a shot, it was an
nounced officially.
At the same time a scout cruiser, the
Marsala, swinging at anchor off Zara,
signalled her surrender when two bat
tleships crept up to her from under t ie
fog that lay over the Adriatic. The Mis
aori and the Falgo made the raid and
triumphantly rejoined the fleet with the
Errant Marsala, one of the first ves
sels to desert the poet commander.
(The scout cruiser Marsala was built
In 1912 and carried six 4.7 inch guns.
She is a 3,800 ton vessel.)
Various versions of the first exchange
of shots betwen regulars and the legion
alres defending riurae, reached Rome.
The official version was that General
Oavlglia sent a party to the outposts of
the city to arrange final conversations
with d'Annunzio's representatives. The
poet's troops were said to have opened
fire, killing five and. wounding forty.
Another version was that Caviglia or
dered an attack to forestall one by the
defending forces.
Reports from Triest told of the army’s
final preparations for an advance on
Flume. General Pezzano was put in
charge of the troops, with Colonel Imbrio
at the head of the Carablnlers, who were
to lead the attack. No hint of impending
flight by d'Annunzio was given in dis
patches here. On the morniug of Dec. 23.
when “tTnme for the first time realized
Mhat the regular troops serious.y meant
Bo compel surrender, the pact called his
pfflrers to his residence. In an impas
sioned speech the commandant exacted
an oath from them that they shall con
(Continued on Page Two.)
VISITING BODY
MAKING REPORT
Legislative Committee Ex
pected to Cut Appropriations.
Members of the Legislative Visiting
Committee were hard at work today put
ting their resport in shape for the in
speetton of Governor-elect Warren T.
McCray, who will be in Indianapolis
Wednesday and. Thursday.
It was reported at the Statehouse that
the Committee Is cutting down the re
quested maitnenanee appropriations for
State Institutions. As one example of
this, It was reported, that the committee
had trimmed the requested maintenance
appropriation es the Northern Indiana
Hojpltal for the Insane from $196,000 to
$165,000.
When the Governor-elect returns to
Indianapolis he will meet also the com
mittee he appointed to visit States sur
rounding Indiana and inspect the work
ings of recent laws enacted there. The
committee has returned to Indiana. One
,of the members. Senator Oscar Itatts,
called on State officials. The other mem
bers of the committee are Representa
tive Murray S. Barker and Fred B.
Robinson, one of Mr. McCray’s advisers.
The committee has reported to Mr. Mc-
Cray from time to time, but Senator
Ratta refused to discuss any possible
recommendations, stating that any an
nouncement that is made must come
from Mr. McCray.
Mr. McCray is expected to attend the
meeting of the Republican State Centra:
Committee which will be held Wednes
day The committee is expected to
make plans for Indiana’s part in the
Inauguration of President-elect Warren
G. llardjng. E. M. Wasinuth, chairman
of the committee, will come to Indian
apolis from bis home in Huntington to
morrow to confer with Frederick E.
Schortemeier. secretary of the commit
tee, preliminary to attending the rneet
ing.
Snow, Sleet, Rain
Mess N. Y.’s Streets
NEW YORK. Dee. 27.—X'ew York's real
snow storm of the winter, which began
aerly today, turned from snow to sleet
and then to rain, filling the streets with
a thick layer of slush. Trolley traffic
was impeded by ice upon the rails and
pedestrianism was most difficult. The
city had nearly ten thousand snow shov
elers at work. More than two hundred
persons were sheltered at the municipal
lodging house. There was not a single
application for shelter at the institution
hduring the holidays last year.
(Case Against Hotel
Intruder Continued
The case of Arthur Griffin, charged
with entering a house to commit a felony,
was eontinned until Dec. 31. on request
of the State's attorney today to give
detectives an opportunity to make fur
ther investigations.
According to the detectives, Bertha
Biandford. proprietor of the Victory Ho
tel at 507*4 East Washington street, and
her daughter were awakened by a
strange noise in her apartments at a very
early hour Sunday morning. Mrs. Blana
ford', on investigating, found Griffin un
derneath her bed. Evidently Griffin had
been searching for money which she hart
collected as room rent the day before,
the police say.
Griffin has served two years in the
Michigan City penitentiary as a result of
a lurceny charge.
BUTCHER RILLED IN BLAST.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Dec. 27.—Carl
Gottschalk, manager of a meat market,
wn burned to death Sunday when a
soldering can exploded at his home.
WEATHER
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity
for the twenty-four hours ending 7 p. m..
Dec. 28: Generally fair and milch colder
tonight, with a cold wave; lowest tem
perature tonight oto above. Tuesday,
fair and continued colder
HOI RLV TEMPERATI RE.
and a. m 23
7 a. m 23
8 a. m 20
9 a. m 17
10 a. m. 18
11 a- m 18
12 (noonl 19
1 n. m 18
2 p. m..... 17
Published at Indianapolis. Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25, 1914, at
Ind., Dni’.y Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO.
MILAN', Dec. 27.—Gabriele d’Annunzlo,
leader of the forces holding Flame, has
either been wounded or has committed
suicide, according to a report received
from Flume today. The report is not
officially confirmed.
Chief Milestones
Following are the chief milestones
In Gabriele d'Annunzio's spectacular
military coup at Fiume:
Sept. 13. 1919—Occupied city with
'force of "irregulars.”
Sept. 21—Established "navy” with
four warships.
Sept. 25—Issued proclamation In
sisting upon annexation of Fiume by
Italy.
Sot. 16 —D'Annunzio returned to
Flume after foray to Dalmatian coast.
Sot. 30, 1920—D'Annunzio makes
final announcement he will resist
Kapallo treaty "to the death.”
Dec. I—D'Annunzio sent an ulti
matum to Rome declaring war.
Dec. 16—Flume blockaded.
Dec, 23—Fiume on verge starvation:
only week's supply of food on band.
Dec. 21—General attack of govern
ment troops against Fiume opened.
Johnson Pleads
for Disarmament
WASHINGTON, Dee. 27 Creation of a
policy of disarmament by the “five great
nations of the world” was urged today
In the Senate hy Senator Johnson, Re
publican, California.
“The only step which will prevent
wars In the future Is a policy of disarm
ament,” Johnson declared.
Johnson read several articles taken
from a New Y'ork newspaper urging dis
armament and scoring the policy of
Great Britain, France and Italy In
Greece and the Near East.
Cardinal Gibbons Is
on Road to Recovery
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 27.—Follow
ing a restful sleep last night, Cardinal
Gibbons, who Is 111 at the lu me of Rob
ert T. Shreiver at Union Mills, Md., was
said to be la a much improved condi
tion today.
His physician says that if the prelate
continues to improve, he will he brought
to his rfsideuee here after New Year's.
The Cardinal, however, is still confined
to his bed.
Rocky Way for Harding Is
Seen by European Seeress
Forecast for 1921 Tells of Political and Labor
Unrest for World .
PARIS, Dec. 27.—President-elect War
ren G. Harding of the United States is
going to encounter great difficulties In
applying his policies, according to Male.
Telerne, foremost prophetess of Europe,
whose predictions for 1921 were made
public today. She said that, according
to the stars, Mr. Harding is going to
find bis authority obstructed at times.
Mine. Telerne succeeded M. Thebes ns
the best known woman astrologer in
Europe. Her prophecies for the ensuing
year are always a big feature of the New-
Year's season. The 1921 forecast in part
follows:
The situation of Mercury, which gov
erns the United States, is in opposition
to the moon and makes it necessary to
prepare for difficulties from other Rations.
These difficulties probably will be oc
casioned by certain clauses of the peace
treaty. Both political and labor troubles
will occur. Anew danger can lie fore
seen for President Wilson.
Mme. Telerne predicts a revolution in
Italy toward the end of the year which
may result m the creation of an Italian
Caruso Suffers
Pleurisy Attack
NEW YORK. Dee. 27.—Enrico Caruso
was confined to his room today with an
attack of pleurisy. Physicians said he
would be compelled to rest for some
time.
3 utoatta £la% STimfa
Grant County Jail
Has Few Inmates
Special to The Times.
MARION, Ind., Dec. 27.—X'ot a
soul, beside four insane patients,
spent Christmas In the Grant County
Jail. This is the first time in more
years than any but the oldest resi
dents can remember, when Dec. 23
passed without a plentifully popu
lated ba stile.
The police, imbued with the true
Christmas spirit, were in part re
sponsible for the depopulated lock-up,
It Is said. A number of persons who
imbibed too much of the liquid vari
ety of good cheer, but who were still
able to navigate, were guided to their
homes by the good-hearted cops, it
was reported.
HOUSTON ASKS
TAX REVISION
AND ECONOMY
Treasury Secretary Opposes
Soldiers’ Bonus Bill Before
Senate Committee.
FAVORS SIMPLE SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Opposing
the soldiers' bonus bill before the Sen
ate Finnnce Committee today, Secretary
of the Treasury Houston said a substan
tial reduction of aggregate taxes col
lected from the people should be made.
He recommended:
Reduction of the extreme surtaxes.
Replacing of the excess profits tax with
a "simpler and more certain tax upon
corporation Income or profits."
A simple system of specific sales or
consumption raxes.
"Sound public policy demands the ex
ercise of the most drastic economy,”
Houston added. <
Unless every unnecessary Government,
experiment Is avoided and appropriation
requests reduced to a minimum tax re
vision on a sound basis cannot be carried
out and the successful financial conduct
of the Government “will be serlonsly Im
periled” during (he next three years, he
said.
Houston said the soldier bonus would
probably cost about $2,300,0U0,<)00 and
I confessed his inability to suggest how
[ this money should be raised If the bill
1 passes.
"I have given my thought to plans
for meeting existing Government costs.
(Continued on Page Two.)
SENATE FORCED
TO ‘SHOW DOWN’
ON TARIFF BILL
McCumber Succeeds in Ta
bling Hitchcock Motion,
Vote 33 to 12.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—Charging the
, Democratic side with conducting a flll
j buster to delay consideration of the tar
iff bill. Senator McCumber. Republican of
North Dakota, forced a "show down" to
day of the respective strength of the
proponents of the measure.
By a vote of 33 to 12, a motion by
McCumber to table a motion made pre
viously by Senator Hitchcock, Democrat,
of Nebraska, that the bill be referred to
i the Senate Commerce Commute** Instead
|of to the Senate Finance Committee, was
! carried.
The vote, which was a complete vlc
; tory for the friends of the bill came
after nearly two hours of debate.
Immediately after it was taken Sen
| ator Harrison, Mississippi, continued the
' opposition by moving to send the bill
(Continued on Page Ten.)
FEDERAL AID IS
SOUGHT BY FIRM
Shelbyville Concern Wishes
Three Unions Restrained.
A temporary restraining order against
se.-enty members of three labor organiza
tions to prevent them from inters ring
with the output of several Shefbyvlll© fur
nlture manufacturing concerns, today was
I asked for in Federal Court by Hubert
Clark of Chicago, a salesman for the fur
' nlture companies. A permanent Injunc
i tion also is sought.
i The three unions named In the bill are
I Local No. 16,464, Federal Union; Local
! No. 1,102, Brotherhood of Painters, I>ee
| orators nnd Paperhangera of America,
| and Local No. 2,108. United Brotherhood
| of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
(Continued on Page Ten.)
republic.
The seeress warns the kings of Be’i
gium and Spain, President Ebert of Ger
many and a "high parsonage of Russia”
against assassination nnd “pergonal dan
gers.”
Muie. Telerne predicted that changes
will occur in Russia resulting in Russia
gaining an alliance with several oihor
powers.
Wars are forecast In the Far East and
earthquakes In the Balkans.
EACH SIDE WINS IN COURT FIGHT FOR CUSTODY OF BOY, 6
To fulfill a promise made at the
deathbed of her daughter to care for
iier grandson, Mrs. Flora Kretsch,
P. 203 I’ark avenue, appeared In the
< ireuit Court today contesting the
ha! eas corpus proceeding of her son
in-law, Joseph A. Rent sob. an auto
mobile salesman of 2fios Central ave
nue. for the custody of Albert A.
Itentseb, 1} years old.
After hearing many witnesses in
behalf of the father and grandmother
Judge Harry Chamberlin of the Cir
cuit Court awarded custody of Al
bert to the father, but included in
the order that Mrs. Kretsch should
have the right to take the boy to
Pensacola. Fla., where she plans to
pass the winter.
Iu passing on the petition Judge
Chamberlin said;
INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1920.
MANY CHANGES
IN ‘BLUE SKY’
LAWEXPECTED
Securities Commission, Seeing
‘Uselessness of Measure, to
Ask Revision.
DEMOCRATS SAW FLAWS
After having in its hands the admin
istration of the "Blue Sky” law only a
short time, the Indiana Securities Com
mission is ready to admit that the law
is almost useless, It was reported at the
Statehouse today. It was learned on good
authority that tho commission will ask
the Legislature for a complete revision
of the measure in order that the "Jokers”
and section “which nobody can under
stand” can be eliminated and that some
teeth may be Inserted in It. It was re
marked that the commission now Is “try
ing to dip water with a sieve.”
This movement on the part of the com
mission upholds the contention of the
Democratic State committee, which point
ed to defects In the law In its handbook,
and of the Indianapolis Better Business
Bureau, which characterized It as a j
"stock salesman's latv."
BILL KILLED
BY AMENDMENTS.
The hill was In effect killed by amend
ments Introduced after it had passed the
House and which provided for the ere.
atlon of a securities commission, but
which gave It almost no powers. The
commission has power only over Issuers
or their agents, This provision is easily
avoided, making the commission help
less.
The Republican State platform con- !
talned the following declaration: "The
Republican party of Indiana recognizes
the need of some remedial legislation for
the protection of it* citizens from un
scrupulous and Irresponsible stock dis
continued on Page Ten.)
Youth Admits Setting
Fire to 23 Buildings
Just to See Big Glare
GUEENSBURG, Ta.. Dec. 2T.-~Albert
Smith, uged 19, steel mill laborer, though
•on of jy good family, stands accused of
twenty three of the many blazes of In
cendiary origin In Fayette County re
gently.
Yeung Smith baa written an amazing
confession, telling how he started these
twenty-three flrea, a* cording to Uapt.
Herbert O. Smith of tha State police. No
detail la omitted. It la the most re
markable document that ever fell Into
the hand* of tu© State police, according
to Captain Smith.
Neither malice, n< r revenge, nor gain
figured as a motive. Young Smith, ac
cording to hi* own story, Just wanted
to see the bright glare of a Mg fire at
night. He never figured the groat losses
entailed nor the danger to those whose
homes he set afire, 4'curdtng to Ms
story, as given out by Captain Smith,
who U a relative of the nccuved youth.
Smith was taken by the State pol'ec
yesterday to every one of the twenty
thrae fire scenes, and with exact detail
the prisoner pointed out In each Instance
the way he worked and escaped. Farm
ers ware confronted with the suspect and
told hy him while they stood by. torn
by ambitions of amazement and wrath,
how their homes and barua had been h
luted.
33 ARE CAUGHT IN
XMAS GAME RAIDS
Negro With Rottle of Mule in
Pocket Arrested.
Thirty-three men were arrested In
Christmas gambling raids conducted by
the police Saturday evening and Sunday.
A pair of dice and 5 cents are held as
evidence by the police as the result of a
raid oti Chris Yhsll's place at 702 North
Holmes avenue, Sunday. Vasil is charged
with keeping a gambling hou* -and gam
ing and thirteen other men are charged
with visiting a gambling house ana
gaming. X.leutenant Jones led the squad
that made the arrests.
Lieutenant Woollen arrested Sam Bu
hoy nrul Eii Mikai on charges of keep
lug a gambling house in a raid on .Vi 9
West Washington street. Seventeen
other men were also taken on charges
of gaming and visiting a gambling
bouse.
The police were Just leaving a resi
dence at 2331* Alleghany street after
nn unsuccessful raid iu search of liquor
yesterday, when William McSpadden,
negro, C 42 Johnson street, appealed and
they searched him nnd it is said found
a bottle of white uiu!e whisky in his
pocket. McSpnddcu was arrested on the
charge of operating a blind tiger.
Delay in Withdrawal
From Santo Domingo
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 The actual
withdrawal of American forces from
Santo Domingo, ns promised in a State
Department announcement Friday, will not
begin for several months, Setcretnry Dan
iels said today. There are 1,300 marines
In the Dominican Republic who will re
main there until the Republic's laws are
revised and approved by the Dominican
Congress. The Dominican cominiasiou,
which will prepare the new laws, will be
approached in a few days by Rear Ad
miral Thomas Snowden, upon the recom
mendation of the State and Navy Depart
ments.
Writer Seriously 111
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. —The condition of
Emerson Hough, noted novelist who is
ill in a hospital here from double pneu
monia, is reported as serious today.
“This is Just another of the trag
edies that come to this court. The
one question before the court is the
welfare of this boy. There Is no
question in the court's mind that the
father has been guilty of neglect,
nnd under the evidence and the cir
cumstances it might, be excusable.
This does riot indicate that he will
be neglectful of the boy in the future,
as tiie petition for habeas corpus
shows he now has sufficient interest
in his son to come into court for
the custody of the boy.
"The grandmother of the boy has
given him a good home and will con
tinue to do so. In fact, her home Is
all that the boy could desire. On the
other hand, the father, who has re
married following the death of the
Chauffeur Charges
Father of Heiress
Beat Him With Cane
Robert F. Angell to Be Made
Defendant in SIO,OOO
Damage Suit.
PASADENA, Cal.. Dec. 27.—Fashionable
society circles were startled here today
to learn that Robert F. Angell, father of
Delorra Angell of Chicago, In Pasadena,
belress to $38,000,000, Is to be made the
target of a damage suit for $lO 000 by
Frank S. Reid, a chauffeur, who charges
he was beaten by Angell with n cane.
F. C. Dunlum, attorney for Reid, stated
he would file the suit.
According to the complaint Reid drove
Mrs. Angell and Delorra home one day
last October and on their arrrlval he
heard Angell "cursing and swearing In a
loud and unusual manner.” Reid claimed
Mrs. Angell told him, "Mr. Angell ha*
found a letter about you—bnt something
you know nothing about that—that De
lorra has written. Y'ou drive the ear to
the garage* and leave.’’
The complaint recites that Reid at
tempted to leave the premise*, but that
Angell headed him off and struck him with
a cane and hit him on the side of the
face with his hand and called him "vile”
names.
The belief Is expressed thnt the letter
which is said to have enraged Angell,
was written by Delorra to a friend and
that In it she expressed regret that Reid
was about to leave her fnther's employ.
The curiosity of the fushtonable winter
colony is centered In the speculation as
to whether the reputed attack on Angell's
part was inspired by a belief that the
chauffeur was acting as a go between for
his daughter snd one of her friend#
whom be disapproved.
Mr. Angell could not be reached and
no comment on the suit was made hy
any one at his home.
Miss Angell, who will soon be 18. will
Inherit the fortune left her by Mrs. John
\V. Gates, her aunt, and widow of the fa
mous Wall street plunger.
Fearing disorder, the State troopers dl-i
not bring the prisoner forward until they
bad apprised the farmer of their mission
and he had expressed willingness to face
the suspect, only one farmer refused.
He had lost a barn with contents, The
estimated loss was $50,000. Uls year *
crop* were gone.
statu trooper* checked up young
Smith's story In every case and found I.
correi t. They believe they have brought
to a probable end the long string of In
ctndlary fires In Fayette County.
Smith will l> given a mental test.
PITTSBURGH GUARDS
SCHOOL BUILDINGS
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 Every school
building In Piitsburgh was under heavy
■guard today as the result of cbe burn
ing of a public school In Wtiklnsbarg.
• suburb.
School and police officials feared fur
ther operations by the “arson ring"
which caused nearly a million dollars
loss through lucendiary fires In Fayette
snd Westmoreland counties.
Floors of the two-story building In
WHkinaburg were saturated with oil be
fore the fire was set. A policeman dis
covered the blaz.e and saw a man run
(Continoed ua Fage Two.)
SAYS GALLI-CURCI
TO WED ON JAN. 16
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. Mine. Ameilta
Galll-Corel, widely known operatic star,
who obtained a divorce here January
last from Luigi C. Corel, wl.l become
the wife of Homer Samuels, long her
accompanist In recital*, on Jan. 16, ac
cording to an announcement published
today In the Chicago Evening American.
Tho ceremony, according to the an
nouncement printed by the American,
will take place in Minneapolis.
Mine. Oalll-Curcl, by her marriage to
Mr. Samuel*, will obtain her desire of
becoming an American citizen. Her first
citizenship papers were granted to her In
Federal Court here, Jan. 7, 1920. Her
marriage will complete her naturalization
without further legal proceedure.
County Grand Jury
v to Meet Tomorrow
Announcement wns made today that the
Marion County grand Jury was not dls
charged last Friday after making a re
port, but instructed to appear today to
consider any matters which the prose
cutor desired to submit, would again
meet tomorrow.
Prosecutor Claris Adams informed
Jorge James A. Collins of the Criminal
Court that the State had an important
matter to present before the grand Jury
and for that reason desired it bere
t alned.
Mr. Adams did not intimate the na
ture of the "Important matter" which he
desires to present.
Drug Act Net Catches
Grand Rapids Doctors
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 27.—Dr.
Arthur Sevensmn of Grand Rapids was
sentenced to serve one year and three
months in Leaveutvorth prison by Fed
eral Judge here today for vio
lating the Harrison drug act.
Dr. George W, King or Charlevoix
was sentenced to serve one year and a
day in the same prison for a similar
offense.
Joseph Adnm-ewski of Muskegon was
fined S4OO, or serve four months in Mus
kegon County Jail, for violation of the
Munn white slave act.
boy's mother, has a good home.
"The court has observed the boy
while in the courtroom nnd the evi
dence shows that the boy has been
in delicate health. The court will
award the legal custody of the boy
to the father, the petitioner in the
cc so.
"The grandmother asks that she be
allowed to take the boy to Florida
for several months because she feels
the Southern trip will benefit his
health.
“What objection could there be to
the grandmother taking the boy to
Florida? asked Judge Chamberlin of
Attorney Ralph Spann, who represent
ed the father of the hoy.
Mr. Spain replied there was no
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JEWETT CLAIM
FOR 3 YEARS IS
PUBLIC’S GIFT
Voluminous Statement Cover
ing Efforts at Civic Develop
ment Is Issued.
GARBAGE PLANT DEAL 1
The organization of a number of new
departments and their successful opera
tion, the divorce of the police and fire
departments from politics, the addition
of much motor equipment to several im
portant city departments and the main
tenance of public utilities in good con
dition, with rates comparatively low,
were claimed ns being among the chief
accomplishments of the first three year*
of his administration Is a review of the
work of himself and Ids associates In a
statement Issued by Mayor Charles W.
Jewett today.
The mayor praised the public utilities
for their attitude and gave to each of j
his department heads credit for tha I
things which he says have been aceom- j
pllshed.
The new departments which have been j
organized by the Jewett administration 1
are the ash collection, garbage collec
tion, fire prevention bureau, electrical
department and women's police bureau.
Credit Is claimed for the wonderful
growth of the recreation department
since it has been taken out of the health
department and placed under the board
of JlYrk commissioners.
GARBAGE PLANT
DEAL MENTIONED.
The mayor asserted that his adminis
tration baa modernized street cleaning
by the addition of motor Gushers to the
equipment, vastly Increased the efficiency
of the fir© department by the motoriza
tion program now being carried out and
the plans to put the two platoon system
into effect, bettered the police depart
ment by the creation and strengthening
of tho women’s police division, the es
tablishing of the three-shift system and
the appointment of Jerry Kiuney as
chief of police; started the sewage dis
posal plant project, bought a garbage
disposal plant and successfully operated
'.t, cleaned up the City Hospital, main
tained a steady expansion of the park
and boulevard system snd at the same
time rescued the city finances from a
bad state of affairs.
The mayor discussed plans for next
year, the last of his administration, and
declared for the first time that he hopes
It will be possible to adopt City Pur
chasing Agent Dwight S. Ritter's plan
for a big city storehouse so that city
purchasing of standard articles may be
done In large quantities, looking to fu
ture need*. Instead of In smal. quantities
for only the current needs, as at presenL,
RIGID ECONOMY
POLICY FOLLOWED.
I "During the last three, years It ha*
I been the purpose of the administration
to follow a rigid economic policy.” th
mayor said. “We took office under ad
I vers** flnanctsl conditions, probably never
equaled In the history of the city. With
a large deficit and a reduction In rove
1 lines occasioned by the prohibition law,
! logether with the abnormally high coat
and scarcity of all labor and material
i which the city was compelled to use, it
, wn* necessary to consolidate as many
| positions as was practicable, eliminating
all unnecessary employment, Improve
: equipment and methods lu order to r<s
I duce the nnmiier of men for operation
and follow every other avenue which
| mad© for economy,
“During the last three yenrs work haa
Iwen plentiful and coals have been ex
tremeljr high, therefore It was considered
Inopportune for the city to undertake
! any large or expensive public Improve.
' menta other than such as were essentially
! necessary. It has been our puruose to
i introduce Into each deportment methods
1 for the conduct of departmental business
(Continued on Page Five.)
2 Courts Adjourned
Till Next Monday
Judge W. W. Thornton, after clearing
his docket today 'of all divorce cases,
numbering fifty, adjourned Superior
! Court, No. 1, until next Monday.
Judge Frank Lhr of the Marlon Coun
ty Juvenile Court has also adjourned
court until next Monday. All other
courts are in session this week. Judge
Linn Hay of Superior Court, room 2. has
no trials scheduled for this week, but
is working on a number of decisions
which he will render next week.
Thieves Rob Store
Near Police Station
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 27.—Hurling a
brick through a plate glass window
thieves during tne night robbed tin '-'up
lan Ladles’ Wear Store, less tha me
block from the police station, ai.>. '-
caped with $2,000 xvqrtli of furs.
The store Is In the heart of the busi
ness district.
Draft Deserters Facing
Showdown in Home Towns
War Department to Publish Names of 173,911
Who Dodged .
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.—Draft de
serters whose fears have been lulled to
rest by more than two years of security
from prosecution are about, to receive an
unpleasant surprise, for the names of
173.011 of them are shortly to be pub
lished In their "home town” sections as
a preliminary step to bringing them to
a speedy trial, the IN ar Department an
nounced today.
Publication of names in local news
papers is expected to aid materially in
objection.. The boy is to be re
turned by March 1. The grandmother
is to be permitted to visit Albert and
have him at her home in this city.
Attaches at the Courthouse say
Judge Chamberlin's order in this case
Is the most unique in the history of
habeas corpus proceedings in too
county.
Many representative citlseai ap
peared in court and testified lo the
ability of both parties to can* for the
boy. v
The father, on the stand, denied
that he bad neglected his son. The
grandmother claimed that she. had
met nearly all the bills, both for doe
tor's care ns well as for clothing of
the boy since tha death of Albert's
mother. - •

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GROCER HELD UP ON
WAY TO STORE AND
IS ROBBED OF $220
Crime Wave Revives After Brief Lull and Re
ports of Hold-u ps and Robberies
Come From Many QuarterSc
BANDITS USE AUTOMOBILE IN ESCAPE
Following tho lull during Christine i
and Sunday burglars and hold-up men
resumed operations lu Indianapolis today
and the crime wave that has gripped the
city for almost three weeks continues.
George Rafters, 4312 College avenue,
left home at 3 o'clock this morning and
had walked to Forty-Second street and
Crime in Chicago
Drops 50 Per Cent
CHICAGO, Dec 27.—Crime In Chi
cago was reduced 50 per cent during
the last few hours, the detective de
partment estimated today. Captain
Hughes said there was only twenty
two hold-ups In twenty-four hours,
while tho average is only forty. Only
seven automobiles were stolen, half
tho usual number, and fewer bur
glaries were reported.
Wholesale arrests by raiding cigar
stores, poo'roonis and other hang
outs for crooks and the “curfew rule”
by which every one on the streets
after 1 a. rn. Is searched, were
credited by Hughes as the reason for
the decrease in crime.
FINANCES AND
TAXATION TAKE
LEAD AT MARION
Domestic Problems Considered
in Discussions With Presi
dent-Elect Harding.
MARION, Ohio. Dec. 27.—Representa
tive J. W. Good of lowa, chairman of
the House Appropriations Committee,
conferred today with President-elect
Harding on the extent to which de
partmental appropriations may be pared
without danger to efficiency.
International problems will take sec
ond place this meek In the deliberations
of Senator Harding and his conferences
with national leaders. Readjustment of
i the nation's finances and taxation will
' be the main subjects discussed. It was
announced today.
Representative Good will be followed
shortly by Senator McCumber of North
Dakota, In the absence of Senator Fen
rose, the ranking member of the Senate
(Continued on Page Two.)
Hearings on Bond
Issues Completed
The State Board of Tax Commission
ers today heard Its last petitions for
permission to issue bonds. The cases
were minor ones.
On Jan. 1 the Johnson “home rule"
law becomes effective, placing the power
to pass on bond issue back in the hands
of the taxing units which isssne them.
The tax board ha* been passing on
every public bond issue In the State for
nearly two years.
Educational Body
to Discuss Bills
The educational legislative committee,
representing various organizations of the
State Interested In education, will meet
AVednesday for the purpose of going over
measures which will be presented to the
assembly.
Copies are now l>cing made of about
twenty bills which have been prepared
by various committees and which will
probably be presented to the Legisla
ture. The passage of all the measures
would bring about almost a complete
reorganization of the educational system
of the States.
School Director
to Report Monday
E. A. AVreldt, newly appointed voca
tional director of the Indiana schools,
will report at the office of the State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction next
Monday, it was announced today. Mr.
AVreldt is at present superintendent of
vocational education in the Illinois pub
lic schools.
; apprehending offenders, as it is believed
! most persons knowing the whereabouts
• of a draft deserter, will be only too will
i ing to volunteer the information. Much
i aid also is anticipated from members of
l the American Legion, which has oonsis
! tently urged the department to take
i action against draft delinquents.
j The greatest care will be exercised in
| making up the list of deserters, lest the
i names of innocent men lie included, de
! partment officials stated. Already 151,-
‘ 354 men have been found to have been re
ported improperly as deserters by State
adjutant generals and local draft boards.
Theso errors were rectified by the adju
tant general's department, which has
Just completed examination of the rec
ords of 489,003 registrants reported as
deserters.
T he lists are checked carefully against
the records of men who served in the
army, navy and marine corps during
the war, in order to eliminate the names
of men who actually rendered service but
overlooked the formality of notifying the
local draft boards.
The department, announcement defines
‘willful draft deserters” as men who
registered under the provisions of the
selective draft law, but faied to report
for military duty at the time and place
specified. Under the law- they are held
to have been inducted into service from
the dale on which they were ordered to
report and since they have never been
discharged, are still ujder military juris
diction. and liable to trial by
court-martial for desertion.
NO. 197.
College avenue when he was halted by
two men, one of whom covered him with
a revolver. The other thug Jerked Raf
ter's overcoat open, pulling off two of
the buttons as he did so, and, reaching
into his pocket, seized a bill book con
taining $220.
The hold-up men walked north on Col
lege avenue to Forty-Third afreet, whero
they got Into a big black touring car
and drove north. Rafters did not tele
idwine the police, but waited until he ar
rived at police headquarters In person.
That was an hour after the hold-up had
taken place. Rafters Is the proprietor
of a grocery and meat market at 1623
West Morris street and he was on his
way to the store when halted by the
robbers.
Burglars visited the Emerson L. Con
rad grocery, 3210 Northwestern avenue,
early today carrying away fourteen boxes
of cigars, eighteen boxes of candy, four
cartons of cigarettes, a supply of can
vas gloves, a dozen sacks of smoking to
bacco, five boxes of chewing gum.
seventy-five pennies and some foreign
coins. The thieves entered by breaking
a side window.
Jewelry worth $127 was stolen from tha
apartment of Amanda Pence, 2415 Ash
land avenue, while she was away yes
terday afternoon. The burglar used a
key to enter the apartment.
John Stafanko, 703 AVest Washington
street, told the police that a burglar en
tered his home, taking a small bank con
taining S2O and a railroad pay Voucher
for *50.44.
Sam Abbot, 241 AVest New York street,
notified the police that a burglar entered
his room, carrying away a serge suit
valued at $35, a silk shirt worth $lO, and
sl7 In money.
Burglars "Jimmied’’ the rear door of
Oscar Green's umbrella shop, 1112 East’
Tenth street, early today. Mr. Green waa
(Continued on Page Two.)
FORCE VICTIM
TO AID HOLD-UP
Five Bandits, Defying Day
light, Loot Express at Kan
sas City Depot.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. £7.—Five
armed bandiis held up and robbed an
Amerlctn Express wagon near the Union
Station here today.
Driving up behind the express wagon,
the highwaymen covered two guards,
forced the driver to aMght and open a
lock on the wagon cage and load a safe
Into their automobile, "’•e safe is be
lieved to have contained jewels and cur
rency.
Company officials refused to estimate
the loss.
TWO SUICIDE
ATTEMPTS FAIL
New Orleans Man and Hospital
Patients Try to End Lives.
“I am out of work and tired of living,"
said Clarence A. Davis, 24, of 815 Turo
street, New Orleans, 1,a., as he lay in
a bed at the City Hospital today.
Davis fell unconscious from a seat at
the Traction and Terminal Station yes
terday morning. He was sent to the City
Hospital, where it was found he had
taken poison. Later he recovered con
sciousness and told his name and ad
dress nnd said he had been staying at
the Oxford Hotel In this city.
Charlotte Loecble, 30, a patient at tha
Central Hospital for the Insane, was per
mittel to visit relatives at 628 North
Noble street yesterday and while there
attempted to end her life by taking poi
son. She was returned to the insane hoa,
pital.
Rip Open Havana Mail
Sacks, Steal SIOO,OOO
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—Ma1l sacks wars
ripped open In the Rostofflee at Havana,
Cuba, and SIOO,OOO which Speyer & Cos.,
New l'ork brokers, had sent as agents
for a Cuban firm, was taken. It became
known today. Local postoffice officials
would not discuss the theft. The money*
was In currency and Cuban authorities
have asked for numbers of certain bills
In order to trace the robbery, which In
volved an even larger sum.
Chamberlain Gains
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27—The condi
tion of Senator Chamberlain, Democrat,
Oregon, who was operated on here last
week, was improved today, according-' 8E
bis physicians.
Get Spots on
Your Clothes Xmas?
Maybe you touched your sleeve in the
butter plate, or possibly someone nudged
you and you dropped some gravy in your
lap.
If you had such an accident you should
write our Washington Information Bu
reau for a free booklet that tells how to
remove all kinds of stains.
The only safe way to proceed in such
matters is to follow proper directions as
nearly every stain requires a different
treatment.
This is a free Government publication
witli full instructions and illustrations.
Our bureau will secure a copy for any
one who sends 2 cents in stamps for re
turn postage.
Frederic J. Haskin. Director,
The Indiana Daily Times
Information Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose herewith 2 cents In
stamps for return postage on a free
copy of "Removal of Stains."
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