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Generally cloudy tonight and Friday. Wanner. Colder Friday afternoon. VOL. XXXIV. SEEK SEAPLANE AND 6 PASSENGERS MINERS MAY MARE TERMS BY DISTRICTS Action Would Defeat Nation-Wide Coal Strike. OFFICERS ACTIVE Effect of Order Rests With Policy Com mittee. Separate State wage agreements between mine owners and miners may yet avert the nation-wide coal strike called for April 1, it was learned today at United Mine Work ers’ headquarters here. Whether the strike actually ma terializes depends now upon the power international officers of the union are able tc exercise over their subordinates at a meeting of their policy committee in Cleveland to morrow. If they can hold the policy committee tightly In line for wage negotiations on the basis of the central competitive field of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and western Pennsylvania, the strike U bound to come. President John L. Lewis has said to abandon the central field as operators demand, woul'd permit operators to play one union district against another in wage fights. WATCH COURSE OF FARRINGTON. Some members of the policy commit tee, especially those from districts where open shop conditions predominate, will be led by Frank Farrington, president of the Illinois district, in a fight within the committee meeting to force adoption of a policy sanctioning district wage conferences. Farrington, long an in surgent against the I.ewi? administra tion and leader of the most powerful district in the union, has threatened to submit to demands of Illinois operators for State negotiations. The “little fellows”—the leaders of dis tricts having a small union membership near a large unorganized field —have been subjected to pressure back home to con sent to State negotiations, according to reports here. Under this pressure, they kill go into the meeting. If Lewis and her officers can overcome the effects It and smother the Farrington in tgency, the strike Is on. If they can it, the nation-wide aspect of the sus pension is lost and it will be confined to Tarious States. The policy committee is the “all power ful” within the organization while the strike Impends and after it gets under way. It will map out the course the union will pursue In its trouble. For the committee to override the strike vote of the 500.000 union members could be done theoretically , Secretary William E. Green said, but It would be “humanly impossible” unless mine own (Conti rfued on Page Eleven.) THREE HELD AS DRUG PEDDLERS Policeman Declares Vv'oman Suspect Attempted to Swal!c*v Evidence. Two women and one man were arrested today In the investigation of alleged traffic In morphine. Lieutenants Jones and Helm went to the Oxford Hotel, where they arrested W. M. Klelne, 36, and his wife, Catherine Kielne. 27, on vagrancy charges. Sf t morphine was found at that piae r i officers allege they obtained Vecre*" *? f rom Julia Dean, 28, 318 r to* ll6l street. The Dean womni> arrested on a vagrancy cl *e ar .S held until Federal narcotic offiecsr eg . investigate the case. When the police visited the Dean home the Dean woman is said to have attempted to swallow a small quantity of the drug. However. Lieutenant Jones seized her and forced her to spit out what she had placed in her month. This drug was placed In a little box as part of the evi dence. A small lamp, said to be used In ‘•cooking" drugs, a teaspoon containing a small amount of the dope and two hypodermic needles were taken to police headquarters as evidence. LEGION DRIVE GETS RESULTS Every Former Service Man Likely to Get Job. Indicatoins are every former service man out of employment will be placed in a job before April 15, the tentative date set for closing the big unemployment drive of the American Legion, according to O. W. Powell, assistant director of Americanization for tbe legion. "Reports from all parts of the coun.ry have been decidedly encouraging to of ficials ■at national headquarters,” Mr. Powell said. “Rapid progress la being made in placing men in positions, al though It will be several days before complete returns are received. Yesterday cur icports showed approximately 400,000 men had been placed In positions and this number has been Increased apprecia bly in the iast twenty-four hours." WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twentv-fonr hours ending 7 p. m.. March 24, 1922: Generally cloudy tonight and Friday; warmer tonight; colder Friday after noon. HOURLY iEMPERATIRE 6 a. m 35 7 a. m 36 8 a. -a 41 9 a. 44 10 a. m 49 11 a. in 58 12 (noon) 60 1 p. m ... 64 2 p. m 66 Published a' Indianapolis, Ind., Dally Except Sunday. Says Heavenly Climate Resembles California’s Los Angeles Paper, Through ‘Spook,’ Gets Interview With Dr. Peebles’ Shade. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 23.—Los Angeles newspapermen obtained today what purports to be an Interview with a man no longer living, obtained through newspaper man, also deceased. The dead man “interviewed” is the noted savant, Dr. James Martin Peebles, whose one hundredth birthday anniver sary will be celebrated this evening by a banquet at which, according to the hosts, he has promised to be present in spirit. The deceased newspaper man credited with obtaining the heavenly “interview.’' is Herman Keuhn. former Chicago pub lisher and journalist, who in life was a close friend of l>r. Peebles. Through the agency of Dr Guy Bogart, who acted as asserted intermediary be tween the earth and astral, Keuhn ac cepted, according to the medium's state ment, an assignment to interview Dr. Peebles. No claim whatever Is made for Its authenticity. By HERMAN KETTHX. I am always glad to act as Interme diary for Dr. James M. Peebles. He says the climate of Heaven re FEDERATION OF BOYS’ CLUBS TO MEET MAY 8-11 R. Walter Jarvis Announces Features Planned for 4- Dav Session. Features of the program of the Six teenth Annual Boys’ Club Conference under the auspices of the Boys' Club Federation, to be held at the Claypool Hotel, May 8. 9, 10 and 11, were an nounced today by It. Waiter Jarvis, city superintendent of parks and general chairman of the local committee. Mr. Jarvis was superintendent of the In dianapolis Boys’ Club before he became director of the city department of re creation three years ago. More than three hundred men engaged in boys’ club work from all parts of the United States and Canada and at least a hundred older boys who will attend the Older Boys' Conference to be held In conjunction with the mens sessions are expected to come to the conference. The leaders in the boys’ work of tomor row are picked from the older boys. The spirit of the conference ts In the conference motto, a quotation from Horace Mann: “Where there Is anything growing, one farmer is worth a thou sand reformers.” Conference publicity being sent all over the two countries features Indianapolis as “the capital city of Whitcomb Rlley-land ... In the heart of the country made famous by a poet who slngß of the ‘Barefoot Boy’ and 'The Ole Swimmln nole.’" Among the special features announced by Mr. Jarvis is the Acquaintance Din ner in the Tilley room Mondny evening, May 8, when a special tribute will b? paid to the memory of Riley as “the poet of boyhood." Tuesday afternoon the i delegates will be taken on a tour of lu ■ dlanapolls parks apd playgrounds, end ing with a picnic supper In one of the parks and an open-air pugennt to be staged by the Indianapolis Boys’ Club at the city recreation department. The men will give a complimentary luncheon to the older boys Wednesday noon, and the closing banquet with anniversary exercises will be given Thursday evening. Divisional and State groups will hold separate luncheons at various places Thursday noon. Indianapolis men have prominent places in the program. Frank C. Jordan, president of the Boys’ Club Association, will be toastmaster of the acquaintance ship dinner and Mayor Samuel Lewis Shauk will give an address of welcome. Former Mayor Charles W. Jewett Is scheduled to speak on “Life, the Game, the Flayers and the Goal," at the com plimentary luncheon to the older boys Wednesday. While the conference is on an exhibit of boys’ werk, such as Juvenile art, photographs, charts and diagrams will be on display at the Claypool. Harper .T. Ransburg of Indianapolis is chairman of the exhibit committee. Other local com mittee chairmen are Herbert S. King, hotels and publicity; George L. Denny, program; Miss Bara Lauter, music; George O. Wildhack, auto tour, and Mrs Clark E. Mallery, registration. Glen F. Kline Is secretary of the local commit tee. Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Kline are on the general conference committee with S. J. Duncan-Clark, chairman, and Robert D. Klees, both of Chicago, and C. J. Atkin son of New York City. The Boys’ Club Federation has head quarters in New York and a divisional office in Chicago. Thurman Appoints Valparaiso Deputy Ralph O. Parks of Valparaiso has been named deputy collector at that city, ac cord tyr to announcement today by M. Bert Thurman, collector of internal reve- I nue. Mr. Parks will succeed M. F. De Jarnatt. who recently was promoted to the position of division chief at South ! Bend. Civic Federation Will Meet Tonight A number of Droposala for municipal betterments will be brought up for In dorsement at the meeting of the Federa tion of Indianapolis Community Cltlc Clubs at the Chamber of Commerce to night. The desires of Brlghtwood and Mapteton for playgrounds will be among the matters discussed. The Federation is made up of repre sentatives of most of the civic clubs. Its I function la to back movements of city wide Importance and to interest the j various clubs In taking concerted action on such matters Edward O. Snethen i was chosen president at the organlza- ; tion meeting Saturday. MAJOR McACFEE RETORTS. Major McAufee of the United States j Army, stationed at Ft. Harrison, report- | ed to Governor McCray today to begin j his duties as medical officer of the Na- j tioaul Guard. Entered as Second Class Matter. July 25, 1914, at Postofflce, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879. sembles very much'that of southern Cali fornia ns it is pitured by the Chamber of Commerce. This Is Herman speaking, but I shall paraphrase his statements and put them down as if he were speaking directly to you: “It ail seemed queer to me when I came over here, spite of sixty-five years of belief in the spirit world and my knowledge of many of its great laws. ‘ffilan does not jump suddenly from one state of vibrations to another, but car ries into the astral, tho mental and emo tional vibrations which were strong in the lust period in the tlesh. “You were aware of my long sickness before the passing across. When 1 woke here I found myself sitting in a chair and warmly covered by blankets. Now, a spirit doesn't need blankets and warmth but I had carried over enough of the earth vibrations to feel this need for a time. “I’ll be at tho dinner without fail Thursday .night for my hundredth anni versary.”—Copyright, 1922, by United Press. INVESTIGATES BABY’S BURIAL IN VACANT LOT Railway Employes Say Two Policemen Disposed of It Near Roundhouse. An investigation of the statements of more than twenty men that they saw two policemen bury the body of a perfectly formed baby boy in a shallow grave near Senate avenue a block anil a haif south of Wisconsin street was started by Chief of Police Rikhoff today. The men. employes of the Illinois Con tral roundhouse said the baby was buried by policemen Saturday They exhumed the body yesterday arid it was later car ried avay by the same two policemen, they believe, to bo burled somewhere else. Jake Mullen and H. H. Cooney, motor policemen, wore the officers who burled the “mysterious package." The two po lice officers say the baby lacked many months of being a fully developed child They were sent to the 1500 block in South West street, where they learned that some person in an automobile had tossed a bundle out of the car and had driven away. The bundle was found lying In the street which is not open to traffic at that point. Inside of the newspaper wrappings the officers found cloth wrap pings and inside of that the body of what they say was an undeveloped child. Mullen said he called the captain and was told to dispose of “it" and he and Cooney took the package to tiro field near the round house and buried It. Harvey Tucker, negro, who lives near the place where the bundle was buried, told William Pash, 34 Carson street, about the policemen burying a bundle and Pash obtained a spade and dug it up yesterday. J. B. Kernings, 1909 South Delaware street, another employe of the Illinois Central railroad, called police headquarters and the desk sergeant said he would send police officers to take the bundle away. It happened that the same two policemen who had hurried the bundle were sent to remove it. T. A. Merick, 095 Southern avenue, was present Saturday when the policemen drove to a point near the employes’ ga rage and, leaving their automobile, got out, one carrying a package and the other a shovel, they walked around a shed. Hu was also present when the package was opened yesterday. 11. T. Loughery, foreman of the Illi nois Central roundhouse told the officers that he did not believe a lot so near the shops where men were employed should be used as a cemetery. Mr, Ilemings who called the police when the body was dug up again called headquarters and asked in regard to tho case. That was last night and he was told he was talking to the captain. Homings said tho votoo over tho phone stated that a report had been made on the case and that It hail been taken care of. Chief Riffhoff said he knew nothing of the case and started an Investigation. Tho chief said he was not familiar with tho usual custom in such cases, but thought the body should have been sent to the city morgue. It has been customary In most cases In the past for bodies of babies "whether fully developed or not to bo sent to tho morgue. Cement Contracts to Be Awarded March 29 The State highway commission will let contracts for cement to be uaed on State highway projects, March 29. in stead of April 5, as previously announced. Bids were opened recently on several thousand dollars’ worth of cement. These bids have been held in abeyance, but <t Is expected that they will be disposed of and contracts entered Into possibly for more cement when the commission meets. 3 tttriaua JlaiUj aitttfo Luther Burbank Tells How to Make Tour Home Garden a Success ARE you planning a garden for this summer 1 /_\ Well, of course you will want it to turn out a success. And success or failure, in garden ing, depends on the way you till your soil, plant your seeds and care for your growing plants. No garden is a real one where weeds come up from the ground where radish or daisy seeds have been planted. LUTHER BURBANK, world’s greatest scientific agriculturist, has devoted his life to the study of plants. He knows plant life as it really is. That is why INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1922. NAVY IN LINE FOR TRIMMING BY CONGRESS Harding and Others Watch Chopping in Despair. OUTLOOK GLOOMY Naval Measure to Be Passed, Only as Ceremony. WASHINGTON, March 23—The American Army and Navy had their backs to the wall today with the congressional knife wielders stand ing out front ready to proceed with the cutting down process as soon as the legislative machinery can ho geared to the Job. President Hurdlng and Administration leaders, also the general staffs of bo*h services, lust hope today anything can be done with tne recalcitrant House to prevent the Navy being trlnunedtoUo.tHK) men. The temper of the House, as revealed in applying the knife to the Army, con vinced them the Navy is going to ex perience the same cutting pains. The House sliced the Army to 115,090 men In the face of repeated warnings from the President, General Pershing, and the War Department that 150.000 was the minimum consistent with safety. A canvass of the House revealed the Naval Committee’s bill, authorizing a Navy of 80.000, as desired by the Ad ministration, is going to be passed, but "it won’t mean anything." The House intends to get In Its cutting work through the appropriation bills by au thorizing pay for only C 5.000 men, so while there will be a paper Navy of 80, OiiO there will be only a pay drawing, or actual Navy, of Bfi.Oun. Administra tion’s hopes were shifted over to tho Senate today, where It is believed enough support can be mustered to annul tho House action. The seriousness of the Navy situation was impressed upon president linriling at the White House today by Assistant Secretary of Navy Roosevelt. They con ferred for an hour and Roosevelt laid before the President a digest of tlie cur tailment which will have to follow Sen ate approval of the House plans for a Navy of 63,000. 2.3 LOSE LIVES AS SUB SINKS British U-Boat Collides With Destroyer in Gibraltar Strait. LONDON, March 23.—Twenty-three 11 vps were lost when tho British sub marine 11-42 was sunk in collision with H British destroyer in the Strait of Gibraltar during naval maneuvers, it was announced by the admiralty this afternoon. The British submarines of tho H. class were built under tho war emergency program, most of them In 1918 19. They are of the single hull Holland type, modified by the admiralty, 104>4 to 171 feet long, and 15% feet beam. They dis place from 440 to 500 tons and are equipped with two acts of Diesel engines, giving a speed of thirteen knots on tho surface. They carry four torpedo tubes. Their ordinary complement is twenty two men. House Will Pass ‘Bonus’ Bill With Oral Field Meet WASHINGTON, March 23. The soldier “bonus” bill will bo passed lute today by tho House. The special gag rule enabling Its backers to pull It through without alter ation was called up In the House shortly after It convened at 11 o’clock and tho semblance of a fight was started. Its majority probably will be three or four to one. Its pathway, smoothed out by “gag” arrangements In advance, was strewn with nothing more serious than talk. This talk was of the flag waving, brave soidter and-slacker type of poor-taxpayer and-overburdened-buslness variety, ac cording to whether the speaker was for or against tho “bonus.” The total —four hours—for debate, is so limited and the crowd of speeehmakera so numerous for the most of the men there will be only a couple of minutes' talk—with leave to “extend remarks In the Congressional Record.” Once through, tho House tho bill goes to the Senate where It la likely to linger longer and undergo alterations. Party on Way to Bimini From Miami Missing Left Mainland Resort Yester day, but Did Not Reach Destination. MIAMI, Fla., March 23.—A search ing party, which Includes six Govern ment and privately-owned airplanes, aid ed by fast motor boats, was hurriedly organized at noon today when word was brought here that the flying boat “Miss Miami,” which left yesterday for Illminl had not arrived there. News of the dis appearance reached hero on arrival of an airplane. Five prominent Memphis and Kansas City people were aboard the “Miss Mi ami" when she left here. The aircraft and boats will comb the waters between here and Bimini for trace of the missing plane. Instructions were broadcasted from the wli’eless station at Jupiter to all ships to look out for the missing plane. The craft besides Us pilot, carried five pas sengers, said to bo Mr. and Mrs. AugMst Bulte and Mr. and Mra. Lawrence E. Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Dixon of Memphis, Tenn. DEMOCRATS IN SENATE STATE TREATY TERMS Opponents of Four-Power Pact to" Support It if All Na tions Included. WASHINGTON, March 23.—Democratic Senators lined up against the four-power Pacific treaty offered today to vote for ratification of tho pact if it were ex t< tided to nil nations having, or aimlug to have, interests In tho Pacific and the Far East. The offer was tendered to Senator Un derwood of Alabama, Democratic leader by Senators Pat Harrison of Mississippi and Robinson of Arkansas and was in turn transmitted by Underwood to Sen ator Lodge of Massachusetts, the Repub lican leader. Administration leaders will keep the Senate’s nose to the treaty grindstone unr*l all the pacts growing out of tho arms conference have been dis iosc.l of. Ratification of the four-power Pacific treaty is regarded certain by a margin of two to five rotes more thou the neces sary two thirds. An eleventh hour poll of the Senate on the four-power treaty, taken by Admin istration Senators showed it will rati fied with the Bratidcgee reservation at tached by a vote of at least C 9 to 27. The poll also dtselosed the fact that the danger of an upset, due to the de sire of some Republican Senators to eliminate the Brnndegee reservation is past. Fewer than a dozen Republicans would vote for a motion to strike out the P.randegeo proposal. Senator Lodge today was preparing to follow the four-power treaty, which will be voted on tomorrow with the naval limitation treaty, which provides for scrapping war vessels and fixes the 5-5-3 ratio of naval strength. Lodge will call It up Saturday, according to present plans. WASHINGTON, March 23.—President Harding was charged with “lobbying” for the four-power treaty by Senator Caraway, Democrat, of Arkansas, dur ing debate on the four-power treaty in the Senate today. Robinson said he pre sumed the President was “trading votes in order to Insure ratification of the treaty.” The “lobbying,” Robinson said, was being done at the White House, whore the President was “calling Senators ev ery night.” Negro Would Will All to Mayors Employing Him With death’s shadow hanging over him Alien T. Garnett, aged negro, messenger to mayors of Indianapolis for the last generation, wishes to make former Mayor Charles A. Bookwalter and Joseph E. Bell, nnd Mayor Sh.uik the chief bene ficiaries of his will. Allen Is suffering from heart trouble at his home, 1028 Col ton street and his days aro said to be numbered. Mayor Shank and Mrs. Shank have been calling nt Allen’s homo regularly for sev eral days to see what could be done to make biin comfortable. He has steadfast ly refused to go to the city hospital, saying that his wife and his sou went there and both of them died. Nothing that his “white folks" have argued has been able to shake him from this super titi-in. It was thought Wednesday that the end was near and Allen wished to make his will. Mr. nnd Mrs. Shank nnd City Attorney William T. Bailey went to the neat little cottage in Colton street, where Alien lived oiono before his illness. Allen was messenger for Mayor Book waiter, Mayor Shank and Mayor Bell. Subscription Rates: } By Mall> BOc Per Month . ? 5 . 0 0 Per year. FARMERS NOW BUSINESS MEN IN OKLAHOMA Cooperative System of Marketing Products Is Adopted. PLAN GOOD Cotton Growers’ Idea Provides Basis for Arraignment. (Editor’s Note—Edward G. Lowry, distinguished Investigator and re porter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Is touring the agricultural suction went of tile Mississippi Itlver, in belialf of the Public Ledger and the Dally Times, and writing u series of articles upon conditions as lie finds them. This Is Ids third produc tion based upon observations in Okla homa. Others will follow at reg ular intervals.) Special to Indiana Dally Times and Philadelphia Public Ledger. By EDWARD G. LOWRY. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 23.—Hero in Oklahoma ono encoun ters anew farmers’ movement that will be worth watching. It is the farmer turned business man and pro jecting himself as the salesman as well as the producer of his crop. If the essay succeeds, it will have a wide and revolutionary effect, not only on the method of distribution of the cotton crop, but on tobacco, wheat, cattle and other agricultural resources. These cotton growers here have begun a system of co operative marketing analogous to the successful system of the California fruit growers. The movement, born in Oklahoma, has spread over the South. Texas. Arizona and Mississippi have sold -otton co opura’.ely this season. North Carolina and Arkansas Lav*; completed recently their organizing campaigns. Georgia and South Carolina are now firgaulzing to sell the 1922 crop. Altogether eight States are coordinating their efforts In the American Cotton Growers' Exchange, the National Ovedhead Sales Agency, now composed of Oklahoma, Texas, Miss!* sippi and Arizona. Ail participating States aro organized on the Oklahoma pi 'n. WILL HANDLE 90 FER CENT OF CROPS. When the States now organized and organizing are operating actually they will handle a good percentage of the erops of the States representing 90 per rent of the country's production. The Oklahoma Cotton Growers’ Association— the parent project—was born of a reali ((ontinued on Puge Three.) Japan Wishes Sift of Agreements Charges TOKIO, March 23. Fullest investiga tion of charges that secret agreements exist under cover of the four-power pact is eagerly desired by Japan, It was stated on high authority in tho foreign office today, appoints School head. Governor McCray today announced the appointment of Dr. Byron E. Btggs, as medical superintendent of the Indiana School for Feeble Youth at Ft. Wayne. Dr. Biggs formerly was head of the Mis sissippi Colony for Feeble Minded. It was no difference to him. “Demo cratic “white folks” were Just as good ns Republican. Then for four years he was out of the city hall. Mayor Charles W. Jewettt had another choice. But when Mr. Shank was elected Alien got on tho Job at once. He notified tho mayor elect that no matter whether he wanted him or not, he was going to bo his messenger. Mr. Shank appointed him and one of the happiest persons at the Inauguration ceremony on Jan. 3 was Allen. So when Mr. Bailey asked him what he desired put In his will lie replied: "Charley Bookwalter, Joe Bell and Mayor Shank. They’re the men X loves the best.’’ Alien owns four houses and lots In Colton street. He directed that one should go to each of his mayors aud that the fourth should be sold by the mayors and a fund created out of which flowers for his wife's grave should be bought once a month. Mayor nnd Mrs. Shank dissuaded him, however, and Allen was stil] debating today what to do with his property, it was said. the Times is going to present a series of gardening stories by Burbank—stories that will help every In dianapolis gardener to have better luck this year. BURBANK calls attention, first of all, to the fact that plants are living things. “They are sensitive to intelligent care,” says he. Then he deals with the care of the soil, the planting of the seeds, the proper water ing of plants, and the art of crossing plants. His first story will appear in tomorrow’s paper. Engaged >•' • • - Miss Mary Angela Mond, daughter of Sir Alfred Mond, Britain's minister of health, has announced her engagement to Sir Neville Pearson, son of the founder of St. Dunstan's Hospital for Blind Sol diers. JAMESON SAYS SITUATION IS NOT REALIZED Thinks Shank Committee Seeks to De Fair, but Misses Point. Statements of Mayor Shank's commit tee on investigation of the Indianapolis Street Railway Company's financial con dition, contained In a preliminary re port made public Wednesday, indicates the committee "does not grasp the situ ation at all,” said Dr. Henry Jameson, chairman of the executive committee of the utUlty, today. Izr. Jameson said he did not wish to criiicise the committee; he thought It is “trying to be fair-minded,” but it evi dently had missed the point the com pany Is not earning a fair return upon the tentative valuation fixed by the pub lic service commission and the city. la its preliminary report the commit tee, which was named to help the mayor find out If the company really needs the financial relief its officers say Its does, said it had reached it point where it re quires the assistance of an expert auditor. It had found, the report said, whereas officials of the company said the West Washington street power bouse “Is ante dated and all that could be realized on It would be the salvage," the company had listed the power house at a value of $1,173,942.93 in the inventory of proper ties on which It is permitted by the pub lic service commission to make a return. REPORT SHOWS INDEBTEDNESS. The report also stated the company is carrying a “pyramided indebtedness of stocks and bonds amounting to $13,000,- 000,” which is further described as “lug gage" and $045,067.94 was charged “bond Interest, etc.,” in 1921. “The committee has gone back and re hearsed a lot of stuff gone over by the public service commission two years ago and eliminated then," said Dr. Jameson. He said the commission went thoroughly Into the history of the company at the time of the re-organization out of which the Indianapolis Street Railway grew (Continued on Page Two.) HEH-HEH KOKOMO, Ind., March 22.—Sheriff Ora Butler will answer the sugges tion of Lawrence J. Lane, superin tendent of police at South Bend, that lie employ a stenographer and type writer to render his letters intelli gent, by writing a letter of explana tion. A few days ago, a demented pris oner asked the sheriff for Jail sta tionery and the incident was forgot ten until he received the communica tion from South Bend, inclosing the letter, which Mr. Butler himself is unable to decipher. It was written on the official's letter paper and Is a Jumble of confusion. The prisoner had indneed a cell mate to address the envelope which carried the letter to Its destination, but Sheriff Butler is not held in high repute at South Bend as a scholar and a man of clear-cut ex pression. The insane man was try ing to have his wife arrested at South Bond, but the fact never would be gleaned from the letter. HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY HAIL EIREANN FACES CRISIS UNDER THREAT Anti - Collins Faction Will Attempt Overthrow. LEADERS DEFIANT Collins Expected to Take Drastic Action. DUBLIN, March 23.—The Dali Eireann cabinet —the executive branch of the Irish provisional gov ernment —was confronted with its worst crisis today as a result of the declaration by Roderick O’Connor an attempt would be made by the anti- Collins faction of the Irish republican army next week to overthrow the government Richard Mulcahy, minister of defense In the Irish provisional government, con tends a majority of the Irish Republi can army does not favor Sunday’s con vention. “Out of fourteen divisional and At* brigade commands, only five divisional commanders and two brigade command ers favor holding the convention,” said Mulcahy. “Under such circumstances, the convention would be oniy sectional.” The seriousness is intensified by the apparent fact leaders of the Irish re publican army are to hold the proposed military convention Sunday in defiance of the wishes of Collins and President Griffith. Collins and Griffith are expected to take at once drastic steps to deal with the threatened mutiny and rebellion. Collins, in replying to statements by the London Morning Poss denied the Irish republican army crossed the Ulster frontier and raided police barracks at Maghera an<) Pomeroy. He pointed out between Feb. 11 and March 6, not less than thirty-nine persons were murdered in Belfast—the 6eat of the Ulster Union ist government. “Murders are continuing daily at Bel fast," said Collins. “Os the thirty-nine victims I have mentioned, twenty-two were Catholics aud seventeen were protea tants.” FARM HOUSES USED AS FORTS ON THE ULSTER FRONT, CALEDON, COUNTY TYRONE, March 23.—Rifles were barking defiance across the Tyrone border early today. Along the Monaghan frontier, Ulster Volunteers and Irish Republican army troops are facing each other across a nar row no-man's land. Farm houses are being fortified. Shal low entrenchments have been thrown up. Both sides are ready for the threatened civil war. The trouble along the Ulster border is the climax of a series of raidß into Ulster by Sinn Fein extremists. Ulster con stabulary has been rushed to protect the Tyrone frontier and Irish Republican (Continued on Page Two.) DELAYSSTORY OF ARBUCKLE’S HOTEL PARTY State Arranges Evidence With Hope of Having Zey Prevon Testify. SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., March 23.—The third trial of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbnckle for manslaughter, reached the first cli max In the presentation of the State's case today when Alice Blake, showgirl guest at the Labor day party, following which Virginia Rappe died, took tbe stand to again tell the details of he hilarious affair. SAN FRANCISCO. March 23—The de fense In the third trial for manslaughter of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle fought de terminedly today to get into the record and before the Jury Virginia Rappe's version of the cause of her death. They sought by every possible means of cross examination to bave Dr. Albert Breads lee, hotel physician, who attended Miss Rappe the evening of the fatal party at the St. Francis, relate a conversation with Bambinn Maude Delmont In the presence of the Rappe girl. The State fought just as hard to keep this out, and under the rules of evidence, was successful, although the defense suc ceeded in conveying to the jury that the story told at that time to the physllcan by Mrs. Delmont was favorable to Ar buckle. The State brought out that, in response to inquiries from the physician. Miss Rappe had merely nodded her he. and and it was held that, any statement made by Mrs. Delmont vtas In the nature of “hearsay” and therefore inadmissible. So far the testimony has been regard ing Miss Rappe’s death. Highly tech nical medical testimony and the story of the autopsy surgeons have been in troduced. paving the way for the telling of the story of the fatal party. The State probably will delay the tell ing of the story of the party, in hopes that 7>ey Trevon, one of the prosecution’s two star witnesses, will recover from her illness and return here from New Or leans. If she does not arrive her testi mony will be read and Alice Blake, showgirl party guest, will testify. The State plans again to read the en tire testimony of Arbuckle at the first trial. Bandits Get SIOO,OOO at Cincinnati Bank CINCINNATI, March 23.—Three bandits staged a daring daylight holdup here today, obtaining loot estimated at SIOO,OOO from the Liberal Loan Bank. Two employes were locked la a closet while the burglars robbed the •safe.® NO. 270.