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BACKS O’BRIEN MURDERTHEORY Illinois Undertaker Says Bird man Slain by Shot Fired From Distance. u MOMENCE. 111., Dea. 29.—Further evi dence that Lieut. Pat O’Brien, hero avia tor Vho died in his room In a Los An gelos hotel Dec. 17, did not commit eni clde but was killed by a shot fired from some distance, was elicited today from J. B. Melvey, undertaker, who made a careful examination of the body upon its arrival here for burial a few days ago Questioned by relatives of O'Brien, who are determined upon further lnvestigi tlon of the former birdman's death. Mel ▼ey declared that there were no powder marks or. burns about the wound and that the sbot must have been fired from “some distance.” Contrary to the statements of Los Angeles authorities yesterday and at the time of Lieutenant O'Brien's death. Mel rey declared that O'Brien had not been shot through the mouth and that only one bullet had taken effect and it had passed from the right temple to a point Just above the hair line on the left temple. “I made a careful examination of Lieu tenant O'Brien's body.” Melvey said, "and I found no evidence at all of a bul let having been fired through the mouth and emerging from the top -rs the head. There was only one fracture In the skull and this was just above the hair line on the left temple where the bullet had evi dently emerged There were no powder marks or übrns about the wounds, which had been filled with gelatin by the Los Angeles undertcker. My experience has been that powder marks of bullets fired at close range cannot be eradicated.” \ DANIELS’ PLAN WELCOMED BY BRITISH PRESS (Continued From rage One.) gsge in a race. They pointed to the rivalry between Germany and Grent Britain covering • great period of years and ending In the great war. There was universal interest in the American and Japanese naval programs, which observ ers professed to see ending in a clash within a few years If not abandoned soon. ENGLAND MAY ENTER FACT FARLEY. Great Britain may enter the Amcrl can-.Tapenese treaty negotiations the re port continued in diplomatic circles. Ac cording to information from a credit able source Great Britain would make formal protest sho;:Id California amend h<-r anti-alien land ownership measure to prevent ail aliens from owning prop erty Instead of aiming the injnneton 6o!ely against the Japanese. This was only one of many sensational reports current among diplomats regard ing the American-Japanese negotiations. • Information has been received and was the subject of considerable comment that the United States is considering allowing the Japanese unrestricted immigration into the Philippine Islands. This con cession. if granted, would be in the na ture of a compromise. Representatives of Canada, Australia and New Zealand are deeply agitated over the Japanese reports. CONCERNED IN CALIFORNIA ACTION. Canada and England are concerned most strongly over the possibility of ex tending the California land ownership measure to bar all aliens from owning land in that State. England Is Interested chiefly in the “preservation of alien property rights.” Canada would use such action as an argument for the abro gation of the Anglo-Japanese treaty, Australia and New Zealand are watching keenly for developments along the line of opening up the Philippines for Japanese colonization. If America consents to allow the Japa nese in the Philippines and allows Cali fornia to bar all aliens from land owner ship as a sop to the Japanese it is de clared Australia and New Zealand will unite with other British dominions In re fusing to approve renewal of Anglo- Japanese treaty of alliance by the mother country. TO OFFER INCLUSIVE ALIEN MEASURE SAN FRANCISCO, De<\ 29—Assambly msn Albert Rosenshlne of San Francisco announced today he would Introduce into the session of the California Legislature, opening next Tuesday, a bill forbidding any alien from owning land In Callforlr.a. The measure will extend to all aliens the present fiw forbidding Japanese from owning land. BRITISH LABOR TAKES RAP AT IRISH POLICY (Continued From Page One.) the direction of Winston Churchill." “The two labor parties are the only liasoa of trust remaining between Eng land and Ireland,” declared Thomas Me- Phartlin, vice chairman of the Irish party. “If British labor falls ua. we will go on to the death." he declared. •T. Bromley, an Irish delegate, declared the black and tans had so thoroughly intimidated Cork that witnesses had bean afraid to give evidence against the mili tary forces. MANY ARRESTED IN DUBLIN RAIDS DUBLIN, Dec. 29.—Many persons were arrested today In a series of raids In Parnell and Rutland Squares. IRISH PRESS PREDICTS ‘BLOODIEST YEAR’ LONDON, Dec. 29.—“ The coming year promises to be the bloodiest in Irish history for- more than a century," suld a Dublin dispatch to the Daily Express today. “Truce efforts seem to have failed, although the public Is told by officials that there are still faint hopes for peace.” Father O'Flanagan, acting president of the Sinn Fein, has arrived at Dublin from Roscommon, said a Dublin dispatch to the Chronicle. Arthur Griffith, presi dent of the Sinn Fein, and acting presi dent of the Irish republic, is In prison at Mount Joy jail at Dublin. It Is be lieved that Father O'Fianagan will con fer with him on peace, as Premier Lloyd- George recently announced la the House of Commons that facilities would be given to Father O'Fianagan to meet Griffith for a peace talk. \ Peers Into Gun; Face Blown Off GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 29 | While Martin Whalocki and hie wife, who live in a hovel several miles east es this city, were here in search of work and food last night, their eon, Walter, i 6, found his father’s shotgun. Pointing It it his sister, Cecilia, 2, who wished to look Into the mus&le, the weapon was accidentally discharged and her face was blown off. When the parents returned home early today with a small quantity of crackers and ehe-we, they discovered the tragedy. Lamda Chis From All Over U. S. in Convention Here Lloyd D. Claycombe Welcomes Delegates—Session to Close Friday. LLOYD D. CLAYCOMBE. An enthusiastic delegation of repre sentatives from the fifty-four active chap ters and vurlous alumni clubs of Lambda Chi Alpha were welcomed to the national convention in Indianapolis by Lloyd D. Claycombe of this city, national chan cellor of the fraternity and president of the local alumni association, at the open ing business session held this afternoon in the assembly room of the Claypool Hotel. E. J. C. Fischer of Wilkesbarre, Pa_ responded to Mr. Claycombe'a greeting, after which the delegates took up the routine of regular busluess. The five Indiana chapters, together with the Indianapolis Alumni Club, are acting as hosts for the big meeting. The convention committee in charge include* Gustav Kllppel, Indianapolis, general thechalrman; P. TANARUS, Riesling, Greencnstle; G. D. Bradley, Wabash College; A. H. Madison, Butler College; J. A. Burnett, Indiana University; 11. W. Pound, Pur due University. The officers of the Indianapolis Alum nae Association are Mr. Claycombe, pres ident; Oscar Ilagemler, vice president; Gustav Kllppel, secretary-treasurer. The local alumni are particularly interested In national affairs as the national head quarters have been recently moved from Wilkesbarre to Indianapolis. A formal banquet tonight In the Riley room of the Claypool Hotel will be the first of a series of social events that have been planned by the committee. E. J- C. Fischer will act na toastmaster and responses will he given by various rnem ..hehs representing the provinces. Hence Orme of Indianapolis will bo among the speakers and Linn C. Lightner of Lan caster. Pa., editor of the fraternity pub lication, will talk. The remainder of the social progrnm "111 Include n dance in the Riley room tomorrow night, a miduight theater party at Keith’s Friday night and on Saturday morning a slght-seetr.g tour will conclude the festivities. Business sessions are to be held during the day. Election of national officers will occupy the time of the Friday afternoon ses sion, which Is the formal closing of the affair. More than 150 visitors have arrived In the city. A special train arriving from New York at noon brought a large dele gation from the Eastern section, while fifteen men from Texas together with a group from the Far West arrived yester day evening. BILL DENOTES EFFORT TO HOLD DOWN BUDGET (Continued From Page On#.) mates of $4,653,856,739.3(5 down to about I $3,500,000,000.” The pension and District of Colum bia appropriation bills already have been passed by the House, leaving eleven reg ular appropriation measures and what ever deficiency bills there may be to be adopted. PENROSE TO LEAD IN TARIFF FIGHT | WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—Senator Pen rose of Pennsylvania, chairman of the j Finance Committee, is expected in Wash | lngton next week to take personal : charge of the fight over the emergency J tariff bill, Senator MeCumber, ranking ! Republican member of the committee, i announced today. No definite time has been set for Pen rose’s arrival, and his health may make It Impossible for him to come at all, but MeCumber said Penrose plans to be here for a few days if possible. Finance committee consideration of the tariff bill will await Penrose's coming, j MeCumber snid today he jroulrt not call j a formal meeting of the committee until ; after he has talked with Penrose. ! An informal conference of Republican 1 members of the committee will be held ! tomorrow to discuss proposed amend j meats In the bill as the house passed it. | MeCumber, who spent yesterday with President-elect Harding at Marion, said | his position on tariff legislation has not j been changed by his tnlk with Harding, j MeCumber is for the bill. WHEAT AND COTTON BONUS ADVOCATED COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 29.—A bonus on wheat and cotton production and posi tive prohibition of wool fmports for two years was advocated today us the panacea ; of farmers ills in a communication ad dressed to Congress by the executive board of the Farmers’ Defense League. The communication suggested the bonus cover the difference between the cost of .production at home and abroad. Congress also was called on to with hold appropriations for “farm agents and similar frauds." Charges that the Federal Agricultural Department and those of many States, “have been dominated by profiteerlsir and gambling Interests and used to /olleet Information to enable bourds of trade to bet on prices and hammer the market at the farmers' marketing time then rob the consumers all the rest of the year," were made. BORAH RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED WASHINGTON, Dee. 29 A call for a special meeting of the Senate Foriegn Relations Committee Monday next to con sider yie Boarh resolution calling upon the State 'Department to “sound jut" | Great Britain, and Japan on the ques tion of disarmament, was issued today by Senator Lodge, Republican of Massa chusetts, chairman of the committee. i Favorable action on the resolution by j the committee, 3b well as by the senate, ] is anticipated by Senator Borah. i SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET LATE TODAY Thrift Savings System One of Matters Before Body. Members of the board of sehool com missioners will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock with representatives from local banks and trust companies to discuss the adoption, installation and operation of a thrift savings system as proposed by the Kductional Thrift Service, Ine., of New York. Fire regulations to be issued as orders are now in the hands of a committee composed of Riilph Douglas, Carl Kurton and Bert S. Gadti, and will be presented in completed form for the approval of the board at today's meeting. J. K.. Stout, representative of the Edu cational Thrift Service, Inc., appeared be fore the board and presented to the board for adoption a resolution to permit him to close contracts with a bank or banks to install the system and continue its operation. He reported that much oppo sition had been met with local bankers, who were Indifferent to the plan, and he wished some definite approval order of the-bourd on which he might proceed. DETAILS INCLUDED IN ONE PROGRAM. While Mr. Stout did not esydaln the details of the savings system to the board, he said his organization had collected the best points of all savings propositions, made a careful survey of them and In cluded them all in one program, which, he said, has proven a success in many cities In the jL'nlted States. The expenses of the system will be met by the banks which adopt the proposition, and no ex pense will be levied against the board, pupils or parents, he said. Superintendent E. U. Graff declared the system was an educational proposition rather than a commercial enterprise for the banks. ‘‘The system is more flexible than tbs Thrift Stamp proposition, • because the child can save in acy amount rather than m 25-cent units," declared Superintendent Graff. The program will not Interfere with tho Government savings plan, ha declared. Every bank and trust company In the city .will be notified of the special ses sion today, and representatives author. Ized to voice the sentiments of their firms will meet tbe board to thrash out the proposition. Recommendations of Jacob 11. Hllkene, chief of fire prevention, were Included In a letter to the board and referred to In committee which will report today. Educational instrnctlon by the salvage corps has been promised the board. Inflammable decoratioue used la enter tainments and electrical wiring by I pupils under supervision of teachers will j not be allowed, according to the recorn : inundations. A period of twenty min ; utes a month set aside for fire preveu | tlon propaganda is urged, instruction* [ to janitors and custodians as to the | disposition of rubbish also Is recoin ; mended. Tho committee on military affairs, i composed of C. E. Orlppin, C. L. Barry and Superintendent Graff, was Instructed to Investigate reports from the military department, that losses amounting to thousands of dollars have been' dis covered by miltary supervisors. Because no provisions was made by the Govern ment at the time of installation of tho military department In the schools for the checking of equipment, many books, uniforms and other equipment were not returned to the supply department by cadets, the report indicates. BUILDING COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED. The board adopted the report of the building committee In recommending that architects, named three weeks sgo, be allowed to prepare preliminary plans for buildings Indicated in the 1921 build ing program, using last year's contracts as a working basis. The request of the John A. Hchumueher Company, contractors for the building of the first unit of the Arsenal Technical schools, that a sum of $522 90 be allowed the Western Mrlck Company for extras was denied by the board In response to a bill from J. F. Car son. real estate agent, for SIBOO for pro fessional services In the annexing of the site for the north sldo school at Thirty- Fourth and Meridian streets, the board passed a fiction to offer Mr. Carson a fee of SI,OOO A site in the northeast corner of the Arsenal Technical School grounds, ap proximately 200 feet south of Tenth street, was chosen by tho board ns a suitable sito for the construction of the Theodore Potter Fresh Air School build ing upon recommendation of the com rultteo on buildings and grounds, and architects were instructed to make pre liminary sketches for the building. LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED TKA( HERH. Leaves of absence were granted Miss Jessie L. Willis from Dec. 10 to June, 1921, and Miss Elizabeth Heneh from Jan. 3 to Feb. 15. The following appointments, recom mended by Superintendent Graft, were confirmed by the hoard: Miss Am* Johnson, Jan. 24, elementary schools, salary, fl.fioO a year; Miss Gertrudo East, Jan. 24, elementary schools, salary, $1,500 a year; Miss Thelipa Sluflburu, Jan. 24, elementary schools, salary $1,400 a year; Miss Bella S. Turk, Jan. 24, Eng lish, Arsenal Technical Sehool, salary, $2,100 a year; Miss Itessis B. William son, Jan. 24, mathematics. Arsenal Tech nical School, salary $2,100 a year; Mlhh Jessie L. Butler, Oct. 1, part-time sew ing, salary $1.75 an hour; aud Miss Ada B. Ilurris, Nov. 1, home economics, salary SL7S an hour. Business Manager Hitt was instructed to form n contract for tho installation and service of an alarm system- In the shop and power-house of Arsenal Tech nical .Schools with tho Amerlcun District Telegraph Company. Instructions to ar range bids for tho equipment for tho teachers’ library also were given the business manager. Appropriations of $1,025 for preparing domestic science and sewing rooms in School No. 58 and S2OO for wiring changes to eliminate Are hazurds at Shortrldge High School, were approved. Mr. Burton's request for authority to employ a relief night watchman to re lieve occasionally each of six ptght guards now employed, ut a salary of sllO a month, was granted. Orders for tho ap propriation of $320 for temperature reg ulations for school No. 22 were issued. The matter of payment of a large bill representing the purchase of platform scales by tho School Lunch Association was placed In the hands of a committee. Tho petition for the original purchase of the equipment was refused by the board several months ago, but the asso ciation made tho purchase hoping to re ceive public assistance, It Is said. The writing of a memorial to John (Tolland, former business director for the board of school commissioners, whose funeral will be held today, wag referred to tbe committee on resolutions. HELD FOR BEATING SON. HARTFORD CITY, Ind„ Doc. 29. George Wine of this city is under arrest charged with beating and driving his 10-year-old sou from home. Wine is the father of a large family. The lad has been living with neighbors. Hfl*T E 1 \HI “if JL Ell All th comfort* of horn*. ILU I Sab r Ulli 1 Mb! Absolutely fireproof. Rooms SI.OO to $2.50 Corner Market and New Jereey Sts. Weekly Rate on Application. INDIANA DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29,1920. Writes ‘Defense? for Beating Wife; Gives It to Judge (Continued From Page One.) whipped her and the rest of it later,” explained Slater ‘‘When a man takes unto lilmself a wife his object Is to make a home,” was part of the first sentence of,the “defense,”* and thefi the eonrt read further and halted to question the de fendant. “How far had you advanced when you quit school?” asked the judge. "To the fourth year,”, ansv.cred the defendant. "This is excellent English. What books do you read?” asked the court. “I never read the title of a book and therefore 1 don’t know what books I read,” answered Blater. Then Mrs. Slater testified and told how her husband had held'her and struck her on the shoulder and in the face. She was sent to the matron's office and t.be matron returned and testified that Mrs. Maggie Slater's shoulder was "beaten to a pulp.” "I feel that a woman’s rights are those given her by her husband, and whatever he does she has the same privilege,” read the court from the “defense.” < “But here is where the court doesn't agree with yon,” remarked Judge rrltchurd. “I feel that I am the head of the house and I feci that my Instruc tions should be carried out,” Slater had written. “When I married I planned to build my home up to my own ideals. Don't you think a woman should make her ideals meet the ideas of a man? “I could not even correct the chil dren without my wife objecting and when she called me a vile name, I grasped her by the wrist and held her Arm and told her to take It back or I would whip her. She would not relent for she has such a determined temper. Then I held her nnd slapped her several times on the shoulder and fare with my open hand." “I am afraid that your Idea of a home is a place where you have tho sole voice, hut your ideals do not give you the right to chastise your wife." explained Judge Pritchard, as he fined Slater $1 and cost* and warned him not to appear in court again on a similar charge. TAKES STAND ON VALUE OF BONDS Administration to Resist Market Boost for Liberties. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29—The Wilson administration during Its remaining two Juonths In office will resist all pro posals tn nnd out of Congress to Im prove market price, of Liberty bonds and Victory notes by refunding tho out standing Issues. Opposition of the President aud his chief advisers to prac tically all suggestions for Governmental action to raise the bond values uearvr p*r. Is based on tbe ground thnt re funding or other stop* would tend to perpetuate the war debt and would, upset the treasury's well considered pro groiu of debt reduction. The treasury mauiutns that the Lib erty bonds nnd Victory notes, at this time, are funded obligations and do not require refunding. Some of the “suggestion*" emanating (r>m Congress, about which the Treasury has boon consulted, with a view to mnk. ing them the bast* of legislation and to which the Treasury unqualifiedly 1* op posed, are these: 1. That all outstanding Issues of Lib erty bonds and Victory notes be given the circulation privilege, or bo converted Into Interest bearing currency. 2. That all the bond Issues be con verted Into tax exempt obligations or that they be exchanged for securities hearing higher rates of Interest 3. That the issues be refunded Into a long term consolidated loan, with the bonds exempt from taxation nnd with, suggested Interest rare* ut 3V, per cent. 4. That the Treasury approve of Gov ernment action, making It easier for hold ers of bonds to secure loans on easier terms at th banks. Textile Workers Vote to Accept Wage Cut FALL RIVER, Mass., Dec. 29.—James Tansey, president of the I all River Tex tile Council, refused to comment today on the notion of the six unions of the Amer ican Federation of Textile Operatives In voting to accept the 22 per cent wag* reduction recently announced by the manufacturers nnd effective Jan. 3. About 35,000 operatives in about eleven mills hero are affected by the vote. The carders and weavers unions accepted the wage reduction under protest. A Stubborn Congh Loosens Right Up This home-mad* remedy I* a won der for quirk result*. Inaily aud cheaply mod,. Kero Is a home-made syrup vA which millions of people have \\\ found to be the most depend- \\\ able means of breaking up \U stubborn coughs. It is cheap and simple, but very prompt in action. Under its healing, sooth- ’ injr influence^.chest soreness goes, phlegm loosens, breathing becomes 1 easier, tickling in throat stops and you get a good night's restful sleep. The usual throat and chest colds are conquered by it in 2d hours or less. Nothing; bettor for bronchitis, hoarseness, croup, throat tickle, or bronchial asthma. To mako this splendid cough svrup, pour ounces of Pinex into a pint bottle and fill the bottle with plain granulated augur Bvrtip and shako thoroughly. If you prefor use clarified molasses, honey, < r corn svrup, instead of sugar svrup. Either way’, you pet a full pint—a family supply —of much better cough syrup than you could buy ready-made for three times the money. Keeps perfectly and tastes good. Pinex’is a special and high- 1 ly concentrated compound of genuine Norway pino JfljL j extract, known the world over for its prompt healing [i effect upon the membranes, To avoid disappoint ment ask your drug cist for “2% otmees of Pinex” with full direc tions, and don’t accept anything else. Guar entced to give absolute satisfaction or money raaHSfcfc refunded. The Pinex *. Cos., Ft, Wayne, Ind. PINEX M, f® 2 * Cougha^JL. SAY HE ALTERED SSO LIBERTY BOND Erased Holder’s Name and In serted Own, Charge. Reginald Foster, who says he is a me chanical engineer who has been employed | here, was held at the United States mar j ehijl’s office today while he attempted to | furnish $3,000 bond for his appearance ! in Federal Court pending iwestlgatton | by tbe grand jury of charges of altering la Government security, j Foster was arrested at the Siuton hotel I In Cincinnati and held to the grand jury I under $3,000 bail by a United States coiu j niissioner in the Ohio city. He then was j brought here. According to Capt. | Thomas E. Halls, chief of the seer .t j service in Indiana, the Government h s j evidence that Foster erased the signa ture of the holder on a registered SSO Liberty bond, inserted his o-.vn name and then put the bond up as collateral se curity for a loan of $25 from the Citizens National Bank at Tell City, Ind. Judge A B. Anderson ordered John A. Benslay removed to Cleveland, where he has been Indicted on a charge of transporting a stolen automobile from that city to Indianapolis. Bemday was taken over by the Federal authorities yes terday from the county authorities, who have held him for several weeks on charges of vehicle taking, vagrancy nnd other offenses. , Deputy U. S. Marshal Frank S. Beam arrested Perry Sailor in South Bend on a warrant charging him with possession ! of an illicit still at Grand Rapids, Mich. He was held to the grand Jury of the Federal Court at Michigan City by U. 8. Commissioner Thad M. Talcott, Jr., In South Bend, and released under SI,OOO bond. M’CRA Y-M’CLURE PARLEY PRECEDES G. O. P. SESSION (Continued From Page One.) tiou of raising more money was taken Up. In this connection the continuation of a woman’s organization during the “off’' years was discussed. The committee authorized the State chairman to appoint a committee of i twenty to cooperate with Republican j clubs In the state relative to plans for ; the participation of Indiana Republicans In the inauguration of President elect Warren G. Harding. E. M. Wasmuth, State chairman, did I not arrive in time to attend the morn ing meeting. Governor-elect McCray was 1 expected to be present nt the meeting this ; afternoon. Mr. McCray has In his hands a re j port of a committee which he appointed some time ago to Investigate problems 'of taxation. It is understood the cora i raittw report does not recommend any ; material changes in the tax law and that I It recommend* no change* in tbe taxa- I tlon provisions of tbe State Constltu ! tlon. ! The members of the committee, whore I names were not announced when the committee was appointed, are Kben H. Wolcott, president of the Savings and Trust Company; John G. Brown of Motion, president o* the Indiana Federa tion of Farmers’ Associations; James W. Nod, attorney for the sjoodai coal and food commission. I Clubs Planned for Relief to Armenia i "Fifteen dabs," by which public | school pupils, college students and or j gautzations of young people will be en j con raged to aid In giving relief to Ar- I rnenisn orphans, t* anew plan of the J Indiana committee for Near East Relief, j Shares In tho “fifteen club”, will be j sold at Jt each pier month. Fifteen per | hods will each take a share which will ' provide sls a month, the amount neces : sary to feed, clothe, shelter and educate :en Armenian baby. ! The State committee announces that i persona who “atlopt” an Armenian orphan cannot bring the child to this country. [>r. Clarence D. Royse, State director, says the United States Government is i opposed to brluglng the "adopted" chil dren her# since they can be supported at a much less cost In Armenia and later they are expected by their American training through Near Ekst Relief to make good cltlzena for the Near East. Open A Charge Account Good Warm Clothing ... ' Out of The High Rent District Picking a Cabinet Branded Cruel and Inhumane Sport Proves to Be Tough Job on Both President-Elect and Candidates. MARION, Ohio, Dec. 29.—Picking a Cabinet for a Fresldent-elect Is a cruel and Inhumane sport. Proof that It is wearing to the Freeldent-eiept Is evinced by the tired look on the face of War ren G. Harding about 6:30 o’clock each afternoon and the suppressed groans with which his staff tackles the daily grist of mall and list of visitors. Also It Is tough on the candidates. There is ample evidence at Harding headquarters that for every person who recommends a candidate for the Cabinet, fifty take their pens in hand or their typewriters In lap nnd tell the Presi dent-elect Jnst why that selection should not be made. According to the rules of Cabinet picking, as now played, an nouncement that a man Is a Cabinet possibility should be followed by loud cries of “all Is discovered” from the victim. At least three times each day, some one picks a Cabinet combination for Sen ator Harding and announces It. Thus far, however, such a declaration has lacked authority or tacit confirmation by Senator Harding, the only man who could make the selections or authorize their announcement. So frequently are these alleged authori tative statements brought to his atten tion t£at Senator Harding has evolved a “stock” answer. It Is used regularly every day and Is as follows: "No Cabinet selections have been made today.” Undoubtedly Senator Harding has nar rowed down the Cabinet possibilities in his mind and has arranged a tentative council table, but even those men who have been sounded out, It is understood, bare been approached only In a tenta tive way. Benator Harding has announced that he expected to hear within the next ten days a number of delegations who wished to urge certain Cabinet selections. Un til after these hearings, he probably will withhold any announcements regarding the positions involved, according to those close in his confidence. Indication of the elimination of certain possibilities, according to many of Sen ator Harding’s close friends, would seem to make the following tbe most prob able selections at present: Secretary of State, Charles Evans Hughes, or Senator Knot; Secretary of the Treasury, Charles G. Dawes; Sec retary of Labor, Herbert Hoover; -Sec retary of Navy, Senator Weeks; Post master General, Will U. Hays; Attorney General, Harry M. Daugherty; Secretary of War, Tobias Hlrt, Senator New or Representative Julius Kalin; Secretary of Agriculture, Henry Wallace. Simms to Testify in Coal Inquiry Special to The Time*. LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 29.—Dan W Stnims. local attorney, who res'gned some time ago as special prosecutor in the cases against the coal operators anc miners in Federal Court at Indlanapollr, after difference* with Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, left Tuesday for Washington to appear before the Senate committee Investigating the coal situ ation. He was summoned by. telegram late Monday. Denies Jap Rumor WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. -Reports that State Department agents are being sent to Lower California to investigate report*- of a Japanese naval base In Mex ican waters were denied by the depart ment late Tuesday. The State Depart ment announced that two have been sent to Lower California on board the cruiser Buckingham, Protect the Children Healthy Blood and a Healthy System la a Child’s best protection agi’lua: Colds, Grip and Influenza. Give them GROVE’S IRON TONIC SYRUP. 75c.-Advertise ment. r DEA™TOR^^] Btl and jPI L FRIEND aO^INGCCH For Men and Women At Reduced Prices And on Easy Terms We still have abundance of good clothes for men, women, boys and girls and retail prices are reduced to conform with present wholesale costs although the goods were originally bought by us at a higher price. SI.OO or $2.00 A WEEK will pay for most any garment in our stock and you can dress well and never miss the money on this convenient plan. Simply pay a small amount down at time of pur chase, tbe goods are yours to wear immediately, pay the balance a little each week or month. m*m%. masz lfpiend ioU JWkV#r !.V.V.ii,-4 **3 id aJwssJ % SENTENCED, BUT STILL IS FREE ‘Goosie’ Lee Manages to Keep Out of Jail. Harry Lee, known as “Goosie,” notor- 1 ioua negro gambler and Republican ward | politician, today w. under a sentence of j thirty days In jail and a fine of s2# on j a charge of keeping gambling house, j but he was not In jail. Lee was sentenced by Judge James A. j Collins in Criminal Court late Tuesday j following numerous continuances which i resulted in the case being tried and j argued In bits at a time. John W. Robbins, counsel for Lee, | called the court’s attention to the fact j thnt his client understood the case was j not going to be disposed of until Fri- i day. “The court Is not going to take un fair advantage of your client,” said Judge Collins. "He Is under $5,000 bond.” Mr. Robbins then agreed to argue points of law with Deputy Prosecutor William P. Evans if his client was given untU Friday to prepare a motion for a new trial. XVI LL TAKE CASE TO HIGHER COURT. “I want to get a bondsman in here and t am going to appeal this case to the Supreme Court because I want to pre sent tbe legal points Involved to a higher court for final disposition," said Mr. Robbins. Lee appealed from City Court, where he was fined SIOO and sentenced to thirty days in jail. The cjse was not tried prior to the election- this fall. “Goosie’’ is considered a “power” in the negro districts and Is said to have a con siderable following which is not to be ignored at a city or county election. Re cently “Goosie” is said to have broken away from the Jewett-Lemcke faction, which will have a candidate in the field at the coming city primary. Lee’s name appears on numerous bonds in Criminal Court and the State has filed several cases against Lee when defendants on whose bond Lee was surety, failed to , appear in court. On tho days that “Goosie” has ap peared in Criminal Court, many negroes were there as spectators. EVIDENCE FOUND I> RAID ON CLUB. The evidence showed that Lee was president of the Pioneer Club and, al though the police testified that dice and some small change was found during an early morning raid, Lee testified noth ing more serious was going on than a a game of checkers and the peaceful sleep of several members of the club. ; Tbe police testifies! that one member of the club was so anxious to leave the building he attempted to Jump through j a window. Lee denied the charges against him . and contended that the Pioneer Club j was a law-abiding organization and ; claimed one of his duties was to search j members on entering the club for dice : and when such articles were discovered Lee took the dice away from the owners, i REPORTS 1 IN 10 GAS LAMPS OUT Riley Investigates Street Lighting Conditions. Ten per cent of the gas street lamps in Indiana] oiis were not burning last night, according to Thomas A. ltiley, member of the board of public works, who with John J. Maroney, city inspector of street lighting, conducted a survey of practi- j cally every street between the hours of 6 p. m. and 1 a. m. 0 Mr. Riley has been investigating the gs lighting situation to back up de mands he has made thnt the XX’ellsbach Gas Lighting Company of America, which has the contract for the repair and main tenance of gns street lights In Indian apolis be compelled to accept anew clause providing a penalty for outrages or forfeit the contract. In a written report made to the board today, Mr. Riley pointed out that of the j 1,068 gas lamps he counted 120 that j were out. Twenty-five of the 100 lights j lu Irvington were not burning, he said. j Upon rerelpt of the report the board j Instructed Clerk William F. Cleary to request the Weltabach Company to send to the city a representative empowered to niHke changes In Its contract. 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