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JmYrana jpaihi STirnes INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. Daily Except Sunday, 25-29 South Meridian Street. Telephones—Main 3500, New 28-351 MEMBERS OF AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. . 1 = I . . (Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, G. Logan Payne Cos. Advertising offices | N ew y or j c< Boston, Payne. Burns & Smith, Inc. THE WEATHER MAN appears to have become mixed in his dates! THE CROOKS doubtless took a little time off to celebrate the success, they have been having. LOVE OF HORSES a3 a defense for operating race pools is novel if gu>t wholly acceptable. •WfH NATION may be suffering from business depression, but there were few indications of it In Indianapolis last week. ♦ IN ARRANGING to make the courthouse lawn a market place, the com missioners appear to have overlooked any provisions for clearing away the debris and filth. Fighting Rent Hogs In New York, where the housing problem is so acute, probably more so than any other place in the United States, the Justices of the higher courts have ruled on the rent laws which were recently enacted by the legislature. In every case they upheld the law. The rent laws of New York certainly were very drastic in that they prevented a landlord from raising the rent or from evicting the tenant unless he paid more rent. Various subterfuges were taken to overcome this and to circumvent the law. Fictitious sales were made with the idea of collecting bigger returns on money supposed to be invested and the law j was attacked as being unconstitutional. The court held that landlords were not deprived of the income from ! their property, but were only prevented from collecting an unjust and un- ; reasonable rent. They also held that the impending eviction of thousands of families and placing them out in the street Justified the State in exer- cising its police power. - The desperate shortage of houses, as the court pointed out, perhaps was the cause of all this, but the paramount duty of the State was to take j such action through its police power as would Insure the life of the citizen, j These cases will probably go to the Supreme Court of the United \ States. In the meantime "it is of some comfort to know that able jurists j on the New York benches fee! that the police power of the State is Justi fiably used in preventing the great evils which were carried out in New York by rapacious landlords. If the Indiana Legislature should consider this problem, and it probably will, there is scored at least one point in favor of the law* by the action of the New York courts. Codify the Laws At the same time that the Appellate Court decides a divorce can be granted in less than sixty days an effort is launched to codify the laws of the State. The higher court in making its decision stated that the law ■which requires a divorce case to rest in court for sixty days was invalid b*ecause the law which it undertook to amend had been repealed. The divorce law was enacted in 1913 and the law which it tried to amend was repealed in 1881. , The statute requiring a divorce to wait for sixty days is a good one and there is no possible objection to it excepting that it simply was an illegal amendment. The idea of the law is to prevent hasty divorces. At least it gives the litigants time to think over their troubles soberly and it avoids the appearance of undue haste in the great matrimonial scandal confronting society. In 1881 the lost codification of the laws of Indiana was made. There has been some effort by individuals to follow this up and this has been i done fairly successfully, but the official statutes of Indiana date back a generation. Many laws have been enacted, repealed and re-enacted since ♦hat time and wise indeed is the attorney who has not been deceived thereby. The codification of the laws in any state requires a great deal of time and expense, but since law Is an inaxact science and must progress with the rest of the world, surely after forty years the law-abiding citizens of the State are entitled really to know what the law is. Clean Out the Market - The arrest of a market stand holder the other day as a bootlegger and the finding of liquor in his stand is certainly coroboratlve evidence of the charge made In these columns months ago that the city market Is not properly regulated by the city administration. We have a market master who is presumed to govern the market and has police powers. x We have inspectors who are presumed to guard the market against violators of the health laws. * In short, the market is presumed to be about the most completely policed part of this city. Yet, it is charged that a market stand holder was keeping liquor for sale in his ice box. Among the things that Mayor Jewett says he desires to see accom plished in the last year of his administration is the remodeling of the market. One thing he can accomplish in the next week of his administration If he desires is the remodeling of the inefficient management of the market house. If it is possible to conceal liquor there for sale, it certainly is not very difficult to maintaln- insanitary conditions. A clean-up of the officials who have come to regard the market place jobs as sinecures is certainly indicated. Inventive Possibility At last it can be said with good grace, "I told you so,” for now the Pennsylvania railroad, which uses from four to six million railroad ties, is going to Central and South America for anew source of supply. The North American woods are becoming exhausted. The constant drain on the forests for timber for railroad ties, coupled .with the failure to replant or to reforest, is bringing about a condition simi lar to the wood pulp and print paper situation. America ruthlessly uses its Resources and does-not consider the future as it should. R' The strange part about all this is the fact that no one possesses the Rgenuity to invent a successful railroad tie made from other material. iRe white oak, so useful for everything, is most in demand as a tie, while otfcr woods require the expensive creosoting process to Insure life. ' \ stands to reason that sooner or later the supply will be exhausted unless^efforts are made to replace the timber used. Why no one can invent a successful tie, however, is a problem, as unsolved as the invention. The desperate stram dn a tie, when an immense train strikes it at terrific speed, makes anything harder wood too resistant. The dampness of the ground, even with proper ballast, is the enemy of wood. Creosote helps, if the tie is treated with it, but this is more expensive than is justified. ~The records of the patent office seem to have every possible invention for ties, but none is yet regarded as of utility. Someone page Mr. Thomas Edison. Necessary Cooperation Judge Landis of the Federal Court of Chicago recently sentenced a man to eight years in Federal prison after conviction of selling several thousand head of tubercular cattle throughout the West under forged papers, representing them as government tested and healthy. This convicted prisoner has just -been pardoned. At the time Judge Landis had before him several persons accused of stealing six sacks of sugar from an interstate shipment The judge did not sentence these men after a pardon by the President of a person guilty of so mean a crime , as that above mentioned. k Os course, crime is crime and there is no justification for it and a stealing six bags of sugar is as guilty as a person forging government certificated for cattle, but where there is a failure of cooperation in administration of law, the demoralization is generally complete. No person is strong enough to stand before it. In the administration of law, officers Is essential and ■ support by all law-abiding citizens one of these fails fcu.e law will cot be properly of men cannot WHEN A GIRL MARRIES A New Serial of Young Married Life By Ann Lisle CHAPTER CXV. (Continued.) “No,” I gasped, “Jim only told me part. No wonder there was nothing too much for Betty to do for Jim —and his wife—she was so grateful—go grateful. And 1 don't suppose I ever entirely gave over being a little jealous—wondering a little off in some corner of my brain why she and Jim were such —real friends. I see now. It was—gratitude.” “Undying gratitude,” said Terry, sol emnly. "Betty is like that. She came straight to Jim's squadron when she got over there. It was back of the lines. And when she began driving her ambu lance —she begged so for duty near the place her husband fell that they gave It to her. Then Jim's squadron came up again to the front and its hangars were in the sector where I was operating. Field artillery's my branch—” "So that’s how you met Betty,” I whis pered. “No—it’s how I met Jim again after I got out of the flying corps. There wasn't a braver scout flying for us. Now Comes —my part of the story, Anne.” "Yes, Terry—l’m waiting,” I said, gently. “I told you once I was with Betty when shof drove her ear down a road the Germans were shelling and that some of their shrapnel got her—slashed her hand PUSS IN BOOTS JR. - By David Cor. ■Well. I'm glad to toll you Puss didn’t wet his toes as he handed the little mer maid her pearly comb, which she bad dropped on the sand in the last story, you remember, and after that she swam away to her island of coral sud pearl. "Heigh ho,” said Puss to himself, “here I am by the sad sea waves with nobody to talk to,” and he sut down and dug a hole in the ssnd and then he put hla feet in and covered them up. And, oh dear me! All of a sud den a great big, tremendous crab crawled up, anl before Pus* could pull out his feet, that dreadful crab fastened his great claw In Puss Junior’s sleeve and tore a hole In it. Well, sir, it didn't take Puss long to draw bts sword and stick the point of It right in the wrist of that Crah King’s claw, and then the wicked old crab began to sing a different kind of a song; and the tears came out of his eyes, and his eyelashes were so wet that they got all stuck tip with sand, ind pretty soon he begged to he let alone Well, after that, Puss put away bis weapon and the Crab King started at HOROSCOPE “The stars incline, but do not compel." TUESDAY, DEC. t*. L’ranus rules in unfriendly power to day. according to astrology. Jupiter is in a faintly benefic aspect. It is a day in which to keep busy, for the planetary Influences tend toward despondency and retrospection. Uranus Is In a place believed to affect the sub-conscious mind so that cotno to the surface, bringing Regrets more often thsn bspplness. The stars today give to the mind s keen realization of its human limitations and for that reason the rule may bring good results, since it Inspires to re newed effort in many directions. Persons whose hlrthdat* it is should avoid nli litigation or family dissentlor.it. Children bern on this day may be quick-tempered and self-willed. They are likely to have varied talents, and should be taught concentration.—Copy right. 19-0. % Well Tell Out Story Briefly, That He Who Runs May Read — Radicah Price Reductions On Men’s Overcoats $45 and SSO values, in $55, S6O and $65 values plain and fancy over- in men’s overcoats, coats, now now $34' 90 $ 44 90 BRINGING UP FATHER. OH! THERE. | fcIMCC. HE WA.RTE.D THAT DOCTOR. DON’T ~— ■ riv/e A ttOR.eUWH' V VOftKlN' IN TH|a> IF I DON’T WELL • VOURE KNOW ANT MORE fMP VOL) ' ORF Ar O.DTIAM ,fi THE CAHO SftfiCi TOWN - FIVE NEW win tmil. THROUGH- CAROf) THAN °w.m° U PRESCRIPTION J r * \ WANT TQU/CSSJ DOCTOR 1 C HE DOE* AHSOOT J - v|a\— l"■ a 'l. j* s " 1 —n INDIANA DAILY TIMES, MONDAY, DECEMBER 27,1920. Just ns she was helping a wounded Tommy Into her ambulance." ' “Yes, I remember," I whispered again. “Well, that wasn’t quite true. There was a nest of German guns,we couldn’t locate. I'd come out to reconnoitre. I saw the ambulance and the woman down by the roadside. I crept out from am bush to warn them that the Boche had the range of that road —and as I ran down the hill a shell burst back of me up near the summit of the bill. I came rolling down in the g’.are of the fire, dirt kicking up before me, flames and thun der back of*me. And as I staggered to my feet at the bottom of the hill, I saw the woman straighten up aud come run ning forward into the smoke. ''‘Her arms werb outstretched. She was crying a name as she came. Jnst a( she reached me another shell burst. I caught her in my arms and flung her to the ground—to safety, I hoped. And then I saw that she was wounded — blood was streaming from her arm and hand—her right hand. Before she fainted she called that name again. Can you guess what it was*?” I leaned forward. “It was Betty. The womsn was Betty?” I maneged to gasp.—Cep)right, 1920. (To Be Continued.) once to dig in the sand and pretty soon he brought up two lovely pearls and handed them to Puss. “But what urn I to do with my torn sleeve?" asked our little traveler, fiercely, for be was still very angry with that disagreeable old crab. So the King of The Crabs crawled oft into the tall seagrnss and pretty soon he came buck with a little coat made of sea silk. Aud then the Crab King handed it to Puss and after that he crawled away, for he wanted to go to the doctor to l*ave his elbow fixed, 1 gueW So Puss put on the coat and resinned bis Jour ney of adventure, and what happen* ufter this you shall hear In the next story.— Copyright, 1920. (To Be Continued.) Pilgrim Anniversary Stamps Sold Here A limited supply of Pilgram ter centenary postage stamps has been re ceived at the local posteffiee and will he distributed to patrons on request. The stamps are of 1, 2 and 3-cent de noinlnqtions. The 1-eent stamp is engraved with a picture of the Mayflower, the 2-ecnt stump depicts the landing of the Pil grims, and the 5-cent stamps are en graved with a representation of the signing of tho Mayflower pact.’ The stamps are slightly larger than the ordinary variety. They may be used in lieu of regulation postage, but only a sufficient supply is on hand to last a few days, oecordlng to Postmaster Robert K. Springsteen. Negro Slayer Put on Parade Before Death JONESBORO, Ark, Dec. 27.—Wade Thomas, n rw-gro, who shot and killed Elmer Regland, a polleetnan, during a raid on a dice game, was taken from Jail Bunday night by a mob of about U® and, after being paraded through the streets, was hanged to a telegraph pole. The body was riddled with bullets. THE WHEN STORE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing the Indiana Daily' Times Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hnskin, Director, Wash ington, D. C. This offer applies strictly to Information. The bureau cannot give advice on legal, medical and financial matters. It does not attempt to settle domestic troubles, nor to undertake exhanstive research on any subject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and enclose 2 cents in stamps for return postage. All re plies are sent direct to the Inquirer.) CAUSE OF LUMBER SCARCITY. Q. With the mighty forests that we have, why is there so much talk of lum ber scarcity? I. M. C. A. The Department of Agriculture says that the crux of timber depletion Is the exhaustion, or partial exhaustion,, •of the forests that are most available to the bulk of the population of the coun try. One-half of the lumber remaining in continental United States is In three States, bordering on the Pacific Ocean. . MACARONI VERSE. Q. What is meant by macaroni verse? T. T. B. A. This is a kind of humorous verse in which, with Latin as a base, words of other languages are Introduced using Latin Inflections and constructions. The term was selected since it implies a mix ture of languages—comparable with the mixture of ingredients found in a dish of macaroni. The name is sometimes ap plied to verses which are merely a mix ture of Latin and the unadulterated ver nacular of the writer. This style of verse has long been known In Italy. PRESIDENTS AND MATRIMONY. Q. How many Presidents have been married twice,- and how many mn’-rled, while President? ®- A. Five of our Presidents have mar ried twice —Presidents Tyler, Fillmore, Benjamin nnrrieon, •JooseveU aud Wil son. Two President married during their terms of office, these being Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson. AN ARMY REGULATION. Q You say that a United States Array regulation prohibits American soldiers wearing the Sam Brown belt. Yet I note that all pictures of General Pershing -show him wearing this belt. Please ex plain. M. A. K- A. The War Department says the or firial regulation to which yon refer does not affect United States Army officers with the rank of “General.'’ Such offi cer* are allowed the right to pres-rih* their own uniform* and those of the mem bers of their Immediate staffs. MEANING OF hEPHIRDIM. O What is the meaning of Sephardim? W. T. T. A. Jew,* who are descendants of the former Jew* of Spain and Portugal r classed a* Sephardim, They are darker In complexion than those native to north ern errantries, and usually have more delicate features. HAILOR.fi USE SEA WATER. Q. Do battleships carry a supply of drinking water, or do th*y use Y”® wster? A - A The Navy Department says that usually battleships use sea water, the water being distilled for drinking. CARNEGIE HERO TIND. Q When w-as the Carnegie hero fund created? * * * A. The Carnegie hero fund, the amount being IS.WiO.OOO, was created by Andrew Carnegie In April, 1914. for th benefit of heirs of those losing their live* in heroic effort* to taro tbelr fellow men, or for the heroes themselves, if Injured only. LEMftON IN PHYSIOLOGY. Q. Hss a person more than one Jugu lar vein? I- M. L. A. There are too Jugular veins on each side of the nsek. The external Jugular veins are jost beneath the akin and eon- vey the blood from the external portions of the head and neck to the heart, while the internal Jugular veins carry tha blood from the latarnal sinus to the heart. ANCIENT FORM OF TAXATION. Q. Is an inherltanea,tax a modern form of taxation? ' w. 0. C. A. Such taxes were imposed in Rome more* than 2,OiX) years ago, and have been u source of revenue in several coun tries of Europe, almost since their or ganization as independent governments. Gladstone called such taxes “death du ties,” and this name has come into com mon usage In England. KANSAS AN INDIAN NAME. Q. llow told Kansas get Its name.? K. D. A. The name was taken from that of un Indian tribe, who called themselves Kanze, a word said to refer to the wind. TIME GAME MUST START. Q. Is there a rule which governs the time when a championship game of base ball must start? K. R A. Every championship game must be commenced not later than two hours be fore sunset. UNIFORM PROHIBITED. Q. What parts of a soldier's uniform are men prohibited from wearing after leaving the Army? D. E. G. A. The War Department’s opinion in determining what should be considered distinctive part* ( >f the Army uniform. Is that the following articles, when made in conformity with specifications and standard samples, or sufficiently close to appear the same when worn, are taboo, after the three months during which the uniform may be worn with the red chev ron : Uniform buttons, cap ornaments, coliar insignia (letters •*U. S.” and In signia of the arm of Serrioe), Insignia of rank and grade, white and olive drab caps, hat cords, overcoats, service coa’ts, READ OUR ADS WITH CONFIDENCE IN p. aH A Washington and Alabama Streets—Just East of Courthouse Annual January Sale The most practical economy is buying without stint of the splendid specials. The opportun ities for true thrift are almost without n umber in these sales. Marked down prices have been put on many articles for immediate use. Less - than -in - season prices are made on many things that were specially purchased and brought here to give you the opportunity of antic ipating your future -needs. COATS Reduced i * $30.00 Value, now. §14.50 $40.00 Value, now. §19.50 $60.00 Value, now. §29.50 $76.00 Value, now. §37.50 SIOO.OO Value, now. §49.00 ALL ALTERATIONS FREE—This Means Another Saving- of $2.00 to $5.00 Black Sateen Former price 89c a yard, useful mill-end lengths, heavy quality, for bloomers, aprons, TUp etc.; a yard ICv Huck Towels Former 80c kind, jarge size, hemmod, red border, for home or hotel 4 ftp 1 use -k fe'fU Fancy Outing Flannel Assorted stripes on light grounds, for gowns 4 y| and pajamas; yard .. / . JLtML Unbleached Muslin Yard wide, medium weight, for general use; formerly 14) fa sold for 25c, a yard IvL $2.00 Cotton Blankets Gray only, fancy colored bor lers, heavy double fleeced, a pair Standard Outing Flannel Former price 60c, yard wide, neat stripe on light grounds; a yard AIAV $2.00 Jamestown Plaids All new patterns, heavy quality, for women’s and children's 50c Cotton Poplins Gray only, mercerized finish, for waists, dresses, 4 etc.; a yard 60c Table Oilcloth 48 Inches wide, assorted and floral, check pattern QClffn on tan ground. a yard ...vJU Blue Ribbon Special Bleached Muslin, yd., 15c Same Grade as Hope Former price 50c; yard wide, soft finish, free' fron dressing; full pieces, no mill-end lengths. No phone or mall orders. officers’ white coats, Army nurses' Nor folk coats, Army nurses' overcoats, Army nurses' capes. The War Department does not -object to "the wearing of the Army overcoat if it has been dyed a dif ferent color from olive drab, or if altered so thaff it is plainly evident that it is no longer an Army garment This also applies to other distinctive parts of the uniform. NAUTICAL TERM DEFINED. Q. What is meant by telautomatics? It. T. A. By this term is meant the con trol at a distance of torpedoes, boats, etc., particularly by means of radio telegraphic Impulses. “BIG FOUR” OF THE HOUSE. Q. What committees of the House of Representatives are called the -“big four?" H. H. A. The Committees on Ways and Means, Appropriations, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs are referred to as the “Big Four." BINGLE FEOPLE CLASSIFIED. Q What does the census bureau mean by unmarried men or women, thut 1, at what age are they so-called ? H. Y. M. A. The bureau of census says that when figures show the number of single parsons in the United States these figures include persons.over, 15 years of age. HAWAII DISCOVERED BY COOK. Q. Who discovered the-Hawaiian Is lands? * D. E. F. A. These islands were discovered in 177S by Captain Cook, who was killed by the natives in February, 1779. GIFTS FOR EDUCATION. Q. How much money has been given to the cause of education, in America in the last fifty years? S. S. W. A. The Bureau of Education says that a compilation beginning in 1871 and in cluding 1918, shows a total of $687,363,176 that has been contributed as “gifts and bequests.” In this table, the years 1882 and 1917 are not listed. DRESSES Reduced $20.00 Value, now. .§ 9.98 $30.00 Value, now. §14.50 $40.00 Value, now. .§19.50 $50.00 Value, now. §24.50 $60.00 Value, now. .§29.50 January Clearance Prices on High Grade Needful Articles Children’s La Tosca Sleeping Garments, Special, 75c. La Tosca gray knit sleeping gar ments with feet. Broken sizes. Yarn Special A A Bear Brand knitting yarn, large balls vdv Marigold zepher Germantown yarn, in assorted <g Qp colors, special lOv Pure Silk Hose, 93c Pair Pure silk to knee, full fashioned, black and colors; slight irregu lars of hose that sold at $2.00 and $2.50. Men’s Corduroys $10.95 Coats $7.95 $7.45 Coats $5.95 $4.95 Pants $3.59 $6.95 Pants $-4.98 Pony Stockings, 35c Pair Children's medium and heavy weight hose; irregulars of stock ings that sold at 65c to 85c. Fiber Silk Hose, 49c Pair Eiffel fiber silk hose, strictly first quality, in black, white, brown, navy and gray. Boys’ Suita $14.50 Value *7.95 $22.50 value *9.95 $26.50 value ... .* *11.95 (With one pair pants.) Ektra pants .. *1.98 pair Children’s $1.75 Union Suits, Special, 98c Children’s white fleeced Deisch erknit union suits, first quality, sold up to $1.75 suit. PATIENT SUES GARY HOSPITAL Charges Kidnaping and Asks $35,000 Damages. Special to The Times. HAMMOND. Ind., Dec. 27.—Henry Scpinsponlls of East Chicago, has sued St. Antonio’s Hospital at Gary for $35,- 000 damages. He charges that while in a helpless condition he was kidnaped from St. Margaret’s Hospital in Hammond, when he was suffering from fractures of the l skull, clavicle, Jaw and femur. • ! Sepinspoulls asserts that he was em | ployed at tho Cudahy tflant when he was ; injured fyid was sent by the company !to the Hammond hospital, from which | place he was taken without his consent, j to the hospital at Gary, where the treat ment be received made him a cripple for life. Superintendent Farrel of the St. An tonio Hospital, denies that his institu tion is responsible for the plaintiff's condition, and asserts that the plaintiff was in another Gary hospital for 8 year after he left St. Antonio’s. Doors to Pardons Are Shut by Crime Wave SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. 27.—Break ing- one of the oldest customs of Califor nia executives. Governor W. D. Stephens failed to grant a single Christmas day parole or pardon to convicts. Although no statement was made by the Governor, it 1* understood the recent crime wave, especially the attacks on young girls in Snn Francisco, was responsible for his failure to extend the customary Christ mas clemency. WIFIE A NT) THE NEW CAR. Platt—How is it you don’t come down ! town in your new car?” Foster —I taught my wife to use it, and now I am riding on the street cars. Bargain Table 0. N. T. SPOOL COT TON, white or black (no phone, C. 0. D. or mail orders)— *• 7c Spool SUITS Reduced $39.00 Value, now. .§19.50 $49.00 Value, now. .§24.50 $59.00 Value, now. .829.50 $69.00 Value, n0w..§34.50 $89.00 Value, now. .§44.50 Boys’ or Girls’ Vellastic Union Suits, Special, 89c Strictly first quality union suits, ages up to 12 years* Boys’ Heavy Union Suits, Spe cial, 69c Small sizes in ribbed or heavy Yeager fleece-lined suits. Women's Vest and Pants, Special, 79c Heavy Vellastic or fine ribbed fleeced vests and pants, in regu lar and extra sizes. infants’ Part Wool Shirts, Spe cial, 49c Globe fold-over shirts, broken sizes of 75c and SI.OO grades. Children’s Bloomers, 29c Pair Just 48 pair black sateen bloom ers, In age 4 years. Kayser Knit Tights, 75c Pslr White or pink knit ankle-length tights. Also pink knit bloomers. Wc .ten's $2.00 Union Suits, Special, $1.29 Heavy fleeced, high neck, long sleeve, ankle length; all sizes. Women’s Union Suits, 980 High neck, long sleeve; Dutch meek, elbow sleeve, or low neck, no sleeve; regular and extra sizes. Winter weight fleece lined. Women’s Wool Union Suits; Spe cial, $2.98 Regular and extra sizes In suits that sold at $3.76 to $4.25.