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Stowers, probably thunder storms tonight and Saturday. Not much change. vol. xxxiv. LESH CHARGES STATE ‘BUILDING TRUST’ Ratification of Treaty Assured ALL AMENDMENTS TO PACT DOWNED; ARTICLES ADOPTED Opponents Now Concentrate on Brandegee Reservation in Resolution of Ratification to Be Adopted Before Treaty Stands. WASHINGTON, March 24.—The United States Senate at 1:50 this afternoon had adopted each of the four articles of the four-power treaty and voted dosvn every reservation offered. The Senate then prepared to go ahead with the vote on the adoption of the resolution of ratification. A distinguished and colorful gather ing jammed the Senate galleries as the gavel of Vice President Cooiidge called the Senators to order at the stroke of 12 o'clock. The Senate had been in session only a few minutes when the firs: test of strength between the treaty’s supporters and opponents came swiftly after Sen ator Robinson, Democrat, Arkansas, de manded a roll call on his reservation pro riding that "each of the high contracting parties will refrain from entering into or being a party to any secret treaty agreement or understanding with any other power or powers during the life of this treaty.” KOBINSON LOSES BT 32 TO 61 VOTE. The Robinson reservation was de feated by a majority vote of 32 to 61. The first step toward ratification of the treaty came when Article 1 of the pact was adopted Ly an overwhelming Tote. The Tote was 74 to 15. The rote, a majority of one, occasioned little surprise, as opposition to the treaty had centered upon Articles II and 111. Article II of the treaty, the storm, cen ter of the fight against the pact, was adopted by a majority vote of 28 to 86. Article 111 was agreed to by an over whelming majority, after the treaty's opponents failed to amend it or at tach reservations to it. The vote was 26 to 67. Article IV, providing for the scrapping of the Anglo-Japanese alliance by each if the four powers, was agreed to by- a ate of 73 to 8. > ■The w.r.- ■ b and up by Senator Lodge following the Bvption of Article IV, the concluding le of the pact Having exhausted their Tuitie?s efforts to amend the treaty it self. or to attach reservations to it, the treaty's opponents concentrated their at tacks on the Brandegee "no alliance” reservation incorporated In the resolu tion of ratification after its adoption by a majc rity of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Pomerene, Democrat of Ohio, pledged to ratification, but opposed to the Brar.degee reservation, offered a sub stitute to it. A series of amendments to the Brande gee reservation were also proposed by Senator Walsh of Montana and others of the Democrats in opposition to the treaty itself. One amendment offered by Senator \\ alsh. Democrat of Montana, to the Brandegee reservation was rejected by a vote of 36 to 53. The amendment was an other pemoeratic maneuver to include "all nations” in the treaty. A similar amendment offered by Sen ator Robinson, Democrat of Arkansas, was voted down. Prior to the adoption of the articles the Robinson resolution, Intended to bring into the treaty all other nations having or claiming to have an Interest in the Pacific and to thereby transform the pact into a Pacific League of Nations, was defeated by a vote of S3 to 50. Those voting against the acceptance of Article 1 were: Borah, Idaho; France, Maryland; John son, California; La Follette, Wisconson (Republican?); Ashurst, Arizona; Culber son. Texas; King, Utah; Reed, Missouri; Robinson, Arkansas; Sheppard, Texas; Shields, Tennessee; Watson, Georgia; Gerry, Rhode Island: Harris, Georgia; Stanley, Kentucky (Democrats). Total, 15. A reservation offered by Senator Shields, Democrat of Tennessee, intended (o forbid participation by the United States in the settlement of political ques tions and “contentions of foreign na tions” was rejected by a vote of 13 to 73. AGAIN THE FOES GO TO DEFEAT. The treaty opponents were defeated again when they tried to force over a tex tual amendment to the pact. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Hitchcock, Democrat, of Nebraska, was intended to insert the term, "unprovoked" before the words “aggressive action” in Article II of the treaty. It was rejected by 63 to 29. Two reservations offered by Senator Reed, Democrat, of Missouri, intended to restrict the actions of the United States under the treaty were h ith rejected, one by a vote of 29 to 62, and the other by a Tote of 27 ro 65. A proposal by Senator Johnson, Re Seaplane, With Five on Board, Not Found MIAMI, Fla., March 24.—Preparations we*e made here today to extend the search for the missing "Miss Miami” fly ing boat which disappeared between here and Bimini with five persons aboard. The search of the waters between here ■fed the island by a fleet of planes and jjft 1 boats failed to reveal any trace 27 2e missing plane. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m.. March 25. 1922: Showers and probably thunder storms tonight and Saturday; not much change in temperature. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. 6 a. m SJ 7 a. m 56 8 a. m 56 9 a. m 57 10 a. tu 60 11 a. 6b 12 (noon) 70 1 p. m. 70 Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 25. 1914, at •Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postofflce, Indianapolis, Ind„ under act March 3, 1879. publican, of California, to iisert the term "pacific" (peaceful) between the words “most efficient” and "measures” in Article 11, was rejected by a vote of 26 to 65. ‘BONUS BILL NOW AWAITS SENATE HRE Measure Passes House Under High Politi cal Pressure. VOTE 333 TO 70 IThe vote on the soldier “bomns” bill will be found on Page 2.J WASHINGTON, March 24.—The soldier “bonus” bill, passed under stress' of Republican political neces sity in the House last night by a vote of 333 to TO, now goes to the it will be the center of ano®er stubborn battle. Thero the business interests opposing the bill will make their last stand. The Senate Finance Committee is not likely to the bill any consideration until after the tariff bill is reported to the Senate, which will be about April 1. The committee will consider whether the bill should be approved in its present form or amended by providing for the financing of a cash "bonus" through the issuance of bonds or from the pro ceeds of the principal or interest of -e foreign debt. The proposed sales tax advocated by President Harding is no more popular in the Senate than in the House. HOW VOTES WERE LINED UP. for the bill on the final roll call in the House were 248 Republicans, jeigbty-fcur Democrats, and one Socialist; against it, forty-two Republicans and twemy-clght Democrats. Indiana Representatives voting for the measure were as follows: Luhrlng, Bland Dunbar, Benham, San ders, Elliott, Vestal, I’urnell. Kraus Fairfield, and Hickey, Republicans. Two Indiana Congressmen refraine from voting. Their convletions would not permit them to support the measure, but rather than vote against It, they (Continued on Page Nineteen.) Whiskers to Grow From This Day on Until Fete in May SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 24- More than 200 leading Sacramento citi zens asked for certificates showing they had been shaved, from their barbers to day. For this was the last day on which members of the whisker club, formed to lead a “Days of ’49’ celebration iu May, can shave before the celebration takes place. Liberal rrizes will be awarded the citi zens showing the most luxuriant foliage when the celebration takes place. A bulletin Issued at 8 a. m. by the whisker club announced election af Zack Taylor of Carson City, Nev., an hon orary member. He Is said to carry a seven-foot beard, the heaviest in the West. Moore Admits Bigamy, Trial Set for April 1 Isaiah Moore, confessed husband cf thirteen wives, officially admitted in Criminal Court today that he was guilty of bigamy. He pleaded not guilty, how ever, to charges of embezzlement and grand larceny. The latter charges re sulted from the statements of his thir teenth wife that Moore disappeared with some of her money. The trial of the modern Solomon was set for April 1. .* “I'm not fooling about that date,” the court remarked. New Golden Hill Appraiser Named Appointment of Walter T. White as an appraiser of the Golden Hill property, which the board of park commissioners proposes to buy, was announced at the park department office today. Mr. White will serve as an appraiser lntsead of Ed ward B. Sprague, who was named a week ago. Mr. Sprague found he could not serve because he had signed a petition for the purchase of the ground, thereby losing his standing as a disinterested party. George N. Montgomery and M. H. Camden are the other appraisers. Ohio Would Kill Criminal Insane COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 24.—0hi0 of ficials are planning to open a fight to legalize the execution of criminally In sane persons, it was learned today. Dr. H. S. MacAyeal, State director of public welfare, said he would advocate such a law in the next General Assembly, sembly. 3 itinaua Hailu TEXAS PACKS UP TROUBLES; GOES TO WORK People Realize War Wages Are Only Memory. WASTE NO TIME Whiner Has No Place Among Busy Toilers. (Editor’s Note—Edward G. Lowry, distinguished investigator and re porter for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, is touring the agricultural section west of the. Mississippi Biver. in behalf of the Public Ledger and the DaHy Times, and writing a series of articles upon condition as he finds them. This is Ids fourth pro duction based upon observation In Texas. Others will follow at reg ular Interavals.) Special to Indiana Dally Tlmea and Philadelphia Public Ledger. By EDWARD G. LOWRY. FT. WORTH, TEXAS, March 24 After the journey from Washington to Chicago and a zig-zag progress down through the Mississippi valley and into the Southwest one finds one’s self in possession of a score of vivid Impressions on the state of mind of the stretch of country trav ersed. The first thing that any carefnl re porter would record Is this great mld western country and this approach to the Southwest have recovered from the period of war psychology. AH these people know the easy-money days and the big-money days have gone. They may come again with some recurring cycle, but nobody is sitting down wait ing for them. All of the people one has seen and en countered are ready to go to work. Most of them are at work. They wish to get down to real business again. They are ready to work for a living. In their own evpresslve phrase they are rearing to go. A lot of them still owe money and a lot of them have been forced to sell part of their possessions, whether wheat, or corn, or hogs, or sheep, or cows, or cotton, at less than they cost to pro duce. They have had to ireak into their capital. They have had to borrow money. They have bad to cut down their ex penditures. The whole present effort of this rich and fertile country between (Continued on Page Four.) 9 Men Known Dead in Wave of Murder Sweeping Ulster BELFAST, March 24.—A wave of mur der, in which at least ulna men were killed, rolled through Ulster Province to day. Following the killing of Owen Mc- Mahon, a" Catholic saloon keeper, three of his sons and a lodger, while Mrs. Mc- Mahon pleaded with the assassins for mercy, news was received here of the violent death of three more Sinn Feiners at Trilllck, County Tyrone. William Campbell, a municipal corpo ration official, was shot to death. Reserves of the Ulster special con stabulary have been called out to meet the new outbreak. Firing is in progress along the frontier. It was learned the armed men who nearly annihilated the McMahon family attempted later to raid a hospital, but were driven off. Bandits held up a fregiht train at Armagh and looted it. 1 Dr. Peebles' Ghost Says ‘Great Life — but Do Not Hurry' LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 24. The ghost of Dr. James Martin Peebles, who died Feb. 15, Is alleged by spiritualists to have made a speech last night at a dinner in honor of his one hundredth birthday anni versary. Dr. Gny Bogart acted as medium. He quoted Dr. Peebles desiring to say lie was enjoying himself in nstra land, but dnspito the Joys to be found there he strongly ndvlsed life on earth be prolonged to the uttermost. Dr. Bogart turned pal and fre quently mopped the pcrspiiatinn from his forehead. About three hundred members of the Longer Life Club gathered in a "banquet hall” over a cafeteria to hear tho speech. Simul taneously Mrs. Susie McFarland Page staged a rival celebration in a theater. However, Dr. Peebles’ ghost failed to attend. Just before tho festivities Dr. Peebles’ ashes were scattered by the Sunshine Club. Lark of clairvoyant sense was given as the reason by Dr. Bogart why per sons not versed In phychlo powers could not see Dr. Peebles' spirit- He explained If the room had been charged properly with electricity and hod other conditions prevailed, coupled with certain knowledge, any one could have seen Dr. Peebles. As it was, his presence was visible to hut a few “spiritually sensitive” persons. And the message Dr. Peebles prom ised to deliver at the banquet for him arrived. "I sit here this glorious day for Just a short time listening to such songs as no earth bird can sing,” it said. Tiie message was read by Dr. Bn rart. who declared Dr. Peebles was seated In the chair reserved beside him. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 24,1922. Chief Rikhoff Says Crime on Decrease in the City Liquor Violations in Hand, but Auto Now Great Evil, Police Head States. That crime is on the decrease in Indi anapolis and that the automobile la one of the greatest of menaces to the morals of the city are statements made today by Chief of Police Herman Rikhoff. The reason for the decrease In crime in Indianapolis, according to the chief, is the work of the night rider squads, and the present system employed to force policemen to do their duty every min ute of their working hours, and not just one-fourth of that time. The chief said he observed closely the work, or rather lack of work, on the part of policemen for four months previous to Jan. 1, when he was made chief of police. "There were many patrolmen drinking liquor while on duty,” he said. "Some policemen did not do two hours police duty in eight hours. They loafed on the Job. No wonder tho city was in the grip of a crime wave during the last four months of 1921. The forcing of these men to work, and the effort to halt drink ing by police officers has done much to stamp out crime. The other big factor Is the fact that the night rider squads, a sergeant and three patro.men In plain clothes riding in an automobile, visit all questionable cases and places where crim inals frequent and make arrests of these men, and also make ’pick-ups’ of sus pects who *re found In the streets late at night and can not give an account of themselves.” The chief pointed out that the liquor problem is one of the biggest factors in modern noilce work. lie mentioned that a certain squad had arrested more than 150 men on charges of operating blind tigers since Jan. 1, and that other officers had done much to enforce the liquor laws. He made it plain that every effort possible was being made to enforce the liquor laws and numerous Investigations were being made of complaints received only a part of which resulted in success ful raids. Still, he stated many persons are being arrested now for drunkeness. The chief shook his head as he described some of the drinks used now which he sayß "knocks ’em cold ” Woman Ends Life as Easiest Way Out of Entanglements LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 24. Choosing the easiest way out of a life fr. ught with entanglements of the law, V Emily Brittain killed herself by shooting herself today, rather than to submit to arrest, for complicity in the theft of $5,000 worth of liquors. In Mrs. Brittain’s apartment, tho po lice found Arthur Bowen, wealthy oil operator, who was 111 in bed, and a mar riage contract which Mrs. Brittain is said to have been trying to persuade Bowen to sign. Bowen Is reported as saying Mrs. Brittain had threatened his life if he refused to sign the pact. Mrs. Brittain shot herself when police arrived. Says Selection Nothing More Than ‘ Wabash Blues ’ Negress , Among Many *Tiger ’ Defendants, Upholds Her Choice of Music. Today was blind tiger day 1n city court. Numerous defendent charged with making, selling or possessing lllict booze wore sentenced and a few cases, George Rinler, judge pro tern, suspended fines. Hyman Wagman. 3102 Graceland ave nue was found guilty of operating a blind tiger and fined SIOO and costs and ap pealed the case. E. Mantel signed the appeal bond. Wagman and bis attor ney seemed more Interested in securing the return of tho liquor than in escap ing a line. The court Issued an order that the liquor bo found lu the raid on the Graceland avenue house should be confiscated. He suggested that tho case could be appealed. 'Tho difficulty Is, your honor,” said Wagman's attorney. “We don't want to appeal tho case, as Mr. Wagman Is leav ing tomorrow for Europe and will bo gone five months. We feel the liquor should be returend.” EUROPEAN TRIP FORESTALS NEED. "If he is going to Europe,” said the judge “then there is no difficulty, and the liquor will not be returned." The police in the raid on the Graceland avenue residence Feb. 12, obtained eight een quarts of “Home Sweet Home" whisky niado in 1913 and bottled In the fall of 1918 at Lawrenceburg, Ind., ac cording to the label. The police also found three quarts of Three Star Hen nossy brandy, eight gallons of catawba Man Hurt in Crash Paid $117.14 by Times Policy Warren Weaver Gets Check for Loss of Time When Claim Presented. Warren Weaver, 412 West Bernard street, received a chpek today for $117.14. paid him under the accident insurance policy he obtained as a sub scriber to the Indiana Daily Times, in compensation for time he lost as result of Injuries sustained when a motor truck was struck by an inter urban car last December. Mr. Weaver, who Is 50, and an employe, Elmer Hudson, 16. were In the 'truck, which was hit by an in terurban car from Crawfordsville at the crossing near the Speedway. Young Hudson’s skull was fractured and be died a few hours later. Mr. A recent automobile trip in a car driven by himself with the curtains drawn so none could see him was described by the chief. "I started out to make a night tour of the city to observe if the police were working. I found them on duty, but 1 also saw a condition in parks and on ionelv streets near the edge of the city that causes me to believe the automobile is a great menace to the morals of the city "I saw many automobiles parked at the side of streets far from the districts that are much traveled, and parked on the boulevards of the city parks. I saw many young boys and girls in these au tomobiles. They were sitting with their arms around each other. "It is almost impossible to break up this kind of thing with the number of police we have and In many cases the Judge would turn them loose If they were brought Into court, as It is difficult to obtain evidence of imoraltty. But the condition is a serious police problem.” NEGRO BEATS AND ROBS MAN IN PARKER AVE. David Heckman Felled by Assailant Who Springs From Hiding Place. DRUG STORE ROBBED A negro brutally attacked a white man with a blunt Instrument, n drug store Is reported to have been robbed of S7OO In currency, a masked thug robbed a man in the shadow of his home, a minor bold uo was committed, and an automobile theft and numerous small robberies were reported to the police today. A negro Jumped from behind a clump of brushes in the 2100 block of Parker avenue late last night and attacked David Heckman, 835 West Regent street. Heckman told police Just after he passed the spot of the attack, the negro sprang at him and hit him In the back of the neck, presumably with r "black-jack.” As Heckman fell ho obtained n glimpse of his assailant and saw be was a ne gro. While Heckman was unconscious, the negro hurriedly searched his pock ets. He took a small amount of change. Joseph Glatt, proprietor of a drug store at 1702 East Washington street, told po lice a young man had entered his store at about It o'clock last night, pointed a revolver at him, forced him to the rear of the store and tcok more than S7OO from a tin box in the safe. Two bags of money (Continued on l’agc Eighteen.) wine, nine quarts of California wine and about four gallons of home-made wine. Lyeia Matos, 701 Ilangli street, pleaded guilty to operating a blind tiger and was fined SSO and costs. She had a pint of white mule whisky hidden In her hus band’s cap, which was hanging on the wail of her home. She declared she bad the liquor for her own use. Two men named John Rogers both were convicted. They were arrested at their grocery at 43 South West street, where a bottle of white mule whisky and a glass were found. John Rogers "the merchant,” as ho termed himself, was fined SIOO and costs and sentenced to serve thirty days on the Indiana State Farm. He had been convicted before of operating n blind tiger. John Rodgers, "laborer,” a cousin of John Rodgers, "inorohant," was fined SSO and costs. Both cases were appealed. NAME OF MAN FOUND NOT ON SEARCH WARRANT. Blind tiger charges against Fred Thornton wero taken under advisement. Testimony showed that Thornton, a bar tender at Die Oltean’s dry beer place, 1001 West Morris street, was found in a room in tho basement asleep. It was In this room that the police found a bottle of white mule whisky. They went to tho placo armed with a search war rant on which Oltcan's name appeared. The defense contended that as Thornton’s name did not appear on tho eearch war rant he should be discharged. The State (Continued on Page Twelve.) Weaver did not recover from his in juries until a few days ago, when his final claim was sent to the National Casualty Company by the Farmers’ Trust Company, Indianapolis repre sentative, and promptly paid. Mr. Weaver was registered for a Times Insurance policy last Seotem ber. He paid 50 cents to cover cost of securing and handling the policy. Anv reader of the Times, over 15 and under 70 years of age, is entitled to the benefits of the insurance plan established ’y this newspaper. Nine claims have Jieen paid to Times readers so far this month. Hubsrrlntlon Rates- P 7 Car rler, Week, Indianapolis, 10c; Elsewhere. 120. subscription Rates. J By MaJli 60c Per Month . S SOO Per Year . MINERS MAY BACK UP ON TIME STAND Union Leaders Con sider Short Schedule Too Reactionary. UP TO OPERATORS Will Remain Firm on Continuation of Present Scale. DEADLOCKED WASHINGTON, March 24.—The coal strike situation developed into a tri angular deadlock today with the hands of the Government, the miners and the operators hopelessly tied. There Is no road open to the Gov ernment through which a settlement es differences can be arranged, o f flclals unanimously admit. N.— J The six-hour day and five-day week demand of 600,000 coal miners, or dered to strike April 1, will be dropped as their first peace overture If bituminous mine owners consent to an interstate wage conference, ac cording to belief expressed today at United Mine Workers headquarters here. Leaders In the union scale committee consider the demands too strong to stand the acid test of public opinion. They op posed them vigorously la the miners’ wage convention here which changed the committee’s recommendations for an eight-hour day and retained its demand for continuation of the present basic wage. But the six-hour-day, five-day-week de mand will not be dropped oxeept In wage negotiations covering the central compet itive field of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and western Pennsylvania, It was said. The mino owners first must relinquish their standpat refuiai to enter tho Interstate conference, which precipitated the strike caiL DROPS DEMANDS WITH REGRET. In cancelling their demands along this line the scale commute* will da so re gretfully, it was said, because all union leaders consider the best way to solve the unemployment problem In coal fields and distribute the miners’ work more equally through the year. The demand for continuation of the existing wage will be backed by all the union's resources, however, and the United Mine Workers will have the help of other labor organizations In fighting further reductions. It Is the largest Individual labor union In American and leaders In the trade union movement feel. If wage cuts can be forced on the miners, they can be forced also on others. These questions are not expected to come before the war council of the policy committee, opening in Cleveland today. They will bo left for disposition by the scale committee, if the miners are suc cessful In using the strike weapon to force recalcitrant operators into a meet ing with them, ns provided by the wage scale contract, which expires at midnight, March 31. STRIKE VOTE IS ALMOST UNANIMOUS. Ninety-five per cent of tho members of the United Mine Workers of America voted for a strike April 1 and 5 per cent voted against a strike, an official an nouncement from the union headquarters says. The strike vote carried iu every district, the announcement said. Resentment over the attitude of At torney General Daugherty in warning the miners against violence is contained -n (Continued oil Pago Twelve.) LET BURBANK HELP YOU - - r LUTHER BURBANK. In the spring everyone's fancy turns to thoughts of a garden. Luther Burbank, world's greatest scientific agriculturist, thinks about gardening all the time. He has de voted his lifo to the study of plant life. Now Burbank Is going to let you in on the secrets of a successful gar den. He has written twelve garden ing articles for the Times that deal with everything that has to do with the growing of vegetables and flowers. The first story Is on Page 10 today. Others will follow dally. ■A* - ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT NAMING 19 dealers IN STONE Says Conspiracy Exists to Monopolize Output of Bedford Quarries —Asks Court to Terminate Business Affairs. ALLEGES ‘CLEARINGHOUSE’ FOR BEDS Charging the existence of a “building trust,” Attorney General U. S. Lefth flleu suit today in Marion County Superior Court, room 6, against nine teen defe . dants. All the defendants are engaged In stone building construction and center around Indiana’s famous Bedford limestone district. The suit asks that the defendants be permanently enjoined from carrying on an alleged conspiracy in restraint of trade, that their corpora tion franchises be revoked, and that receivers be appointed to wind up their business affairs. M’CRAY FORBIDS FAT-FRYING TO BOLSTER FUND Governor Says Campaign Con tributions Must Be Volun tary—or Not. LIST IS DISCLOSED Employes of the State will cot be com pelled to meet the deficit of the Re publican State committee. Governor Mc- Cray said today. He said there would be no such thing as an assessment made on Statehouse employes and all contri butions would be voluntary. “Persons who refuse or do not make contributions to the Republican State committee fund will come Into no dis favor nor will their positions In any way be Jeopardized," the Governor said. Sixteen thousand dollars is the sum estimated Republican employes of the Statehouse would be called upon to pay Into the party till, If the program of "fat frying" begun should be carried out. That tho Governor does not favor anything but “voluntary" contributions may have far reaching effect on the em ployes of the many State departments some of whom have been complaining over what they regard as excessive con tributions. ASSESSMENT LIST IS DISCLOSED. Here is the schedule of assessments said to have been arranged: Employes receiving $1,500 to $2,000 a year, 5 per cent. Employes receiving $2,000 to $3,000 a year, 7(4 per cent Heads of departments and those re ceiving more than $3,000 a year 10 per cent. Employes receiving less than $1,500, 1 per cent. Under special arrangement persons de siring to have time In which to make the payments could have four months in which to “como across.” Just how far the program can be carried out now that the Governor has expressed his disapproval of it Is prob lematical. It Is regarded as unlikely, how ever, any such sum ns .originally con templated can be raised. Hardship would be felt among the many of the clerks and stenographers whose work Is exact ing and who are paid on a scale similar to private business. EVEN JANITORS ON “COUGHING LIST." The seasonal "fat-frying” Is not new and is one of the means usually em ployed to make up campaign deficits, but it Is doubtful If ever a plan so far reaching as the one devised to force con tributions this year, was ever carried out. Under the program, not a person from the janitors to the heads of the big de partments was to escape “coughing up.” The Democrats In the Statehouse whose positions are secure because of nonpar tisan provisions of the law regarding certain departments, will not be affected, although they may be called upon by the Democratic committee to contribute. Governor McCray does not disapprove of voluntary contributions nor of the principle of those holding political Jobs being asked to contribute to campaign expenditures. He thinks the politicians who get Into office should pay, but no pressure should bo placed on others to pay up. RICKARD TO PRESENT ALIBI Defense Tries to Show Sports man Not at Office on Day of Alleged Assault. NEW YORK. March 24,-George L. Rickard, sporting promoter accused of mistreating Sarah Schoenfeld, 15, will attempt to prove an alibi. Tho defense opened today In Rickards trial before Justice Wasservogel. Max Steurer, defense counsel expects to prove Rickard was not at Madison Square Garden on the day he Is alleged to have mistreated Sarah in his office In the famous tower. A denial of the charges against Rickard was made by Steurer In his opening statement to the Jury. On Nov. 12, the day of the alleged as sault, Rickard was at the Polo grounds watching a football game, according to Steurer. The first witness called by the defense was Willard Macintosh, superintendent of the building at 80 Madison avenue, where Rickard lives. He testified it would bo impossible to see the switch board of the apartment from outside on the top step of the stoop as one of the girl witnesses had mentioned. Frank Coultry, former secretary to Rickard, and Ike Dorgan, publicity man at the Garden, and William S. Farns worth, a sports writer, testified for the defense that they had been with Rickard or seen him at the Dartmouth-Penn foot- at the Polo grounds during the „ v’lA, if ernoon of Nov. 12, one of the la the Schoenfejd girl’s HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PEE COPY The defendants are; Bedford Stone Club Auxiliary, Inc., Bedford. International Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association, Inc., In dianapolis. Bedford Cut Stone Company, Bedford. The Imperial Stone Company, Bedford. Central Oolitic Stone Company, Bloom ington. Consolidated Stone Company, Bedford. J. P. Fait Company. Bedford. Furst-Kerber Cut Stone Company, Bed ford. J. Iloadley & Son* Cos., Bloomington. Inter-State Cut Stone Company, Bed ford. Matthews Brothers' Company, Bloom ington. Perry Stone Company, EUettsvtUe. John A. Rowe Cnt Stone Company, Bedford. Shea & Donnelly Company, Bedford. Henry Struble Cut Stone Company, Bedford. Hoosler Cut Stone Company, Bedford. George Doyle Corporation. G. Ittenbarh Company, Indianapolis. Edward F. Dux, Indianapolis. All of the defendants, the complaint says, except the International Cut Stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association. Incorporated. G. Ittenbach Company and Edward F. Dux, are members of the Bed ford Stone Club Auxiliary, which is in turn an auxiliary to the International Cut stone Contractors and Quarrymen’s Association. Inc., a foreign co r poration v.uth main offices in ludianapol's, beiug known as Auxiliary No. 3 ipnd beiug one of the eleven auxiliaries for the eleven districts covering d'strict? of the United States ind Canada. The defendants comprise and control 75 per cent of the quarries and plants used In the quarrying and preparation of Bedford limestone. It Is alleged in the complaint that the defendants entered Into a combination and conspiracy in the form of a trust to unlawfully carry out restrictions in the production and sale of Indiana lime stone, and for the purpose of limiting and bidding on contracts for public and private work. It' is charged members whose bids were less than 10 per cent of other members were forced to with draw their bids under the existing agree ment. Under this agreement. It la (Continued on Page Twelve.) RAIN HAMPERS KANSAS FLOOD RELIEF WORK Radio Brings Wore From Town Where Four Are Re ported Drowned. BURLINGTON, Kan., March 24 (By International News Service.)—Via Radio to 9R4 (Emporia) to Radio ZH and WRW (Kansas City Post.) —A heavy downpour of rain was hampering flood relief work here this afternoon. No outside aid has reached the town because of the washed out roads. The Neosho River is still rising. The south part of Lyons and the north part of Coffey County are under water. Eagle Creek was a mile and half wide at a point twenty miles southwest of hero. Coal Creek and the Cottonwood River are at flood stage. Only one body, that of Miss Olotha Failing, IS, has been recovered from the wreckage. The cloudburst struck at 8 o’clock. A short time later Rock Creek, which runs through the center of the town, was over its banks. With Incredible swift ness, a wall of water rushed down the main business thoroughfare and engulfed the business section. Small houses were lifted from their foundation by the force of the waters. Motor cars were swept from the streets. Household goods of every description and merchandise from the stores was borne along on the crest of the flood, the muddy waters of which moved with ter rific force. Two thousand feet of track of the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas Railroad were washed out. The bridge across the Ne osha River, of which the creek is a tribu tary, was 6wept away. Tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad also were wmßsA out. Glass in Throat Fatal to Autoist PRINCETON, Ind., March 24.—Charles Pollock, 25. died In a hospital here today of a hemorrhage from his throat, which was cnt by glass from the windshield when an automobile In which he was riding turned over four miles east of here last night. “SAY IT WITH A TIMES WANT AD” Read the Automobile Ads In the Dally Times today and every day. Remember that re liable dealers and owners who have bargains to offer place their best bargains In the Dally Times. MAin 3500. Classified Adr. Dept NO. 271.