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FINANCIAL NEWS
All Daily Times Editions Keep Pace With
Market Activities.
VOL. XXXIV.
CHARGE GAS
COMPANY IS
EXTRAVAGANT
Spend Large Sum on
Leased Build
ing.
RENTS FINE MULE
Pay S2OO a Month
for One Week’s
Work.
Alleged extravagance centering aronnd
the spending of $05,000 on a building
which is not owned but leased, high sal
aried officers and bad judgment In the
purchase of coal before the peak of
prices and after, were points which
Taylor E. Groninger, city corporation
counsel, endeavored to bring out today
in cross examining J. Dorsey Forrest,
secretary of the Citizens Gas Company,
iu the hearing before the public service
commission on the company’s petition
for an increase in rates of 25 cents a
thou-und cubic feet.
The connection of James W. Dunbar,
member of Congress, who formerly man
aged gas plants at New Albany and Jef
fersonville was gone into by Groninger.
Dunbar, who is still a member of Con
gress, was recently elected a director and
made vice president and general manager
of the local company, lie is receiving a
salary of S2OO a month and devoting a
small part of his time to duties here
testimony of Forrest showed. The salary,
he declared. Is a nominal one ami pays
little more than Mr. Dunbar's expenses
in making the trips between Washington
and Indianapolis.
DUNBAR TO SPEND
PART TIME HERE.
I’ntil March 4, 1923, when Mr. Dun
bar’s term in Congress ends, he is sched
uled to make one visit here and spend
about one week of each month her- 1 ,
under present arangements between
him and the gas company, the testimony
of Forrest showed.
Forres;, as secretary-manager of the
company, is receiving a salary of $12,000
a year, and in addition receives $3,000
from the Milburn By-Products Com
pany, he testified.
One mule, which is rented ly the gas
company for use at the Prospect plant, is
an expensive liability. according to a
statement of expense which had been ob
tained by the city’s counsel and whose
figures Forrest admitted to be correct ap
proximately.
The rental on the mule, as shown by
Geonlnger's figures, was as follows:
1918 $229
1919 .* 300
1920 300
1921 360
Total $1,301*
MI LE’S COST
EXCESSIVE?
"The mule’s cost is excessive, is it
not?" Groniuger asked.
“It’s a very valuable mule, they tel!
me. They insist he is an exceptional
mule," Forrest replied. “I tried to get
ritl of the mule myself."
"Was It a black or white?” Groninger
asked.
‘•Pcrhnps the mule required for the po
sition requires an exceptional degree of
inteligence,” Commissioner VanAuken
suggested.
In the ifucs:inning, it was brought out
that the improvements being made at the
(Continued on Page Two.)
$15,000 DAMAGE
IN NORTH SIDE
BUILDING FIRE
School Supply House Loses
One Frame Structure
in Blaze.
Loss estimated at $15,000 was caused
today hr a Are, which partially de
stroyed on l ' of the buildings of tho plant
of tho Columbia School Supply Company,
326 West Seventeenth street.
The tire started in an oven used for
baking enamel ou the metal portion of
school desks. Flames from the oven ig
nited the one-story frame building.
Clarence Picket, an employe, failed to
extinguish the blaze with an extinguisher
and was slightly burned.
Sparks from the fire ignited the roofs of
six dwellings in the neighborhood, but
only slight damage was done.
Street ears and interurban cars on
Senate avenue were blocked for some
time.
W. A. Moore, superintendent of the
plant, said some machinery in the build
ing could be salvaged.
U. S. Obligated
to Keep Promise
WASHINGTON, April TV The United
States is morally obligated to keep its
promise of extending 000.000 credit to
Liberia and must make the loan or
"suffer a lamentable loss of respect be
fore the world,” Secretary of State j
Hughes told the House Ways and Means
Committee today.
Hughes urged immediate action by
Congress to make possible tho loan.
Hazel Sanborn, 7,
Struck by Auto
Hazel Sanborn. 7, 56 South Holmes
avenue, suffered a broken shoulder when I
she was struck by an automobile at '•
Washington street and Belie Vleu place ;
today. She was taken home. The au
tomobile did not stop ami the license ,
number was not obtained.
WEATHER
Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity |
for the twenty-four hours -t, ding 7
p. m.. April 20. 1922:
Generally fair and cooler tonight and !
Thursdav; frost probable tonight.
Iloi IU.Y TEMPERATURES.
0 a. m 46
7 a ru 4$
S a. rn 51
9 a. a 52
a. m 56
11 a. m 5s
12 (noon) 59
1 p. m 60
2 p. m 64
The Children’s Playmates, RAGGEDY ANN and RAGGEDY ANDY, in the TIMES. ,£GINNING MONDAY
EVERYTHING!
GENOA, April 19—" We ll do every
thing we can to avoid a break," Wal
ter Rafhenau, head of the German
delegation, declared today in discuss
ing the statement of the allied pow
ers barring Germany from further
participation in the dealings with
Russia.
The Germans are working on a re
ply, which probably will be made
public late today.
MONTANA IN
HOPES; LONG
LANE TURNS
4 Years of Drought
Have Discouraged
Many.
SNOWS OF APRIL
Await Summer Sun
to Make Crops
Grow.
(Editor’s Note—Edward G. Dowry,
distinguished investigator and re
porter for the I’blludelphlis Pnbllc
Ledger. Is touring the agricultural
section west of the Mississippi Hiver
in behalf of the Public Ledger and
the Dally Times, and writing a scries
of articles upon conditions as lie It nils
them. This Is the production based
upon observations iu Montana. Others
will follow at regular intervals.)
By EDWARD G. LOWRY.
FARGO. N. !>., April 1,1.—1 t is an ex
perience to travel a toss Montana. Per
sons who care for large, unfinished States
with wide outlooks and for horizons will
like Montana. The greater part of Mon
tana is out of doors. It is a Slate much
exposed to the weather and climatic
conditions, and sometimes it shows it.
It covers an amazing area, and it takes
even the most hurried observer twenty
four hours on a train to cross it. The
eye encounters a continuity of broken
bills and mountains. Interspersed with
valleys.
An April snow fall made the country
a Christmas card scene, but it was
"moisture” to these people out here, and
they rejoiced in it. The snow was sink
ing into the unfrozen ground, and more
was lying on the hills waiting for the
summer sun to bring it down to a soil
long parched. They have Just come to
the end of a four year drouth in this
State that began In 19X7. It didn’t do
the stock raisers and the farmers any
good. In fact, It nearly, ruined them.
It affetced everybody.
The chief Interest of the State f* sheep
and cattle, and, to a much smaller degree
wheat and other farm products. The long
dry spell put the State in a deep hole
They were very hard up last autumn.
They made arrangements to get Govern
ment money to pull them through. Since
that time they have got something more
than $10,000,000 from the War Finance
Corporation. Even before they got the
money, the circumstances that it was to
be made available restored confidence
and stopped the sale of breeding herds.
.The farmers were selling thrir cattle
and sheep, to pay their debts, in part.
If out in lied on I’age Seven.)
COPS DECLARE
BOOZE CAUSE
OF SHOOTING
Announce Result of Investi
gation in Hollifield
Case.
Liquor was blamed by the police today
for the domestic troubles of Howard Hol
lifield. 40. and his wife. Alta. 28. which
ended in Hollifield shooting his wife and
himseif at their home. No. 18 Fredoheran
Terrace, 728 North East street, yesterday
afternoon. Both are In a critical condi
tion at the city hospital.
Reports to Patrolman John V. Hos
tetler, who was stationed at the llolll
firld home after the shooting, ttiai Holli
field had been making booze caused l:1ir
to investigate . The policeman, aeeom
panied by the janitor, investigated and
found no evidence of Hollifield having
operated a whisky still, but said he did
find five empty one gallon ji .gx which he
said had contained liquor.
Neighbors and friends of the Holli
fields declared Hollifield had been drink
ing heavily for a long time.
FLIERS REPORT
PLANE USELESS
Trans-Atlantic Aviators, on
Last Leg of Flight, Re
port Misfortune,
PERNAMBUCO. Brazil. April 19.
Owing to an accident to their Faircy hy
dro-aeroplane, the Portuguese aviators
must abandon or indefinitely delay their
trans-Atlantic flight, according to a wire
less message received here today.
The flyers had reached St. Paul's rocks
in mid-Atlantic, after completing a 905-
mile hop, the longest and most perilous
of their voyage from Portugal Brazil.
They wpre reported In a wireless mes
sage to be making preparations to start
on the next leg—to the island of Fer
nando Noranba.
Then came the message:
“Plane useless. Aviators hope save
motor."
WATCHING
-ST. LOUIS, April 19— Missouri
politician* settled bin k today to watfh
the offer t of tile iViUon-Ikyd con
troversy on tle State political cam
paign.
Former President Wllnon’s letter
to a St. Louis newspaper in whUh he
Heath Injtly repudiated Senator James
V Heed, apparently <uii-cl a preoter
stir than did the Wilson letter of
1018. u'kiiiK for a Democratic (on-
Kfens to ba<k up his war program.
GERMAN SAYS
BRITON KNEW
ABOUT TREATY
Rathenau Declares
Lloyd George
‘Lied.’
TURMOIL ENSUES
Delegates at Genoa
Stirred by Russ
Demand.
GENOA, April 19—The Russian dele
gation to the Genoa conference an
nounced today it will ask that the Rus
so German treaty be discussed at a ple
nary session and put to a vote.
This was the sovie. answer to the al
lied protest against the commercial agree
ment privately signed at Ilapallo on
Easter Sunday by German and Russian
foreign ministers.
LLOYD GEORGE
TO WRITE REPLY.
An allied note of protest, penned by
Lloyd George, was addressed to Ger
many, and the German delegation was
expected to reply today. Although the
allies acting in concert with the “little
entente” have Informed Germany she
can have no further part in Genoa ne
gotiations concerning Germany, it was
considered doubtful whether Wlrth ami
Barthou would take this rebuke to heart
and go home.
Germany, it was pointed out, has com
pleted by means of the treaty, any agree
ments she cared to make with Russia.
The Genoa conference is in a state of
turmoil through the outspoken passing
of the lie, in bitter exchanges between
Lloyd George and Rathenau, German for
eign minister.
RATHENAI S \ 1S
HE HAS DETAILS.
Did I.ioyd George know of the Russo-
German treaty before it was signed?
Rathenau says "yes," and that be tried
repeatedly to furnish the British pre
mier with details, but was pit aside.
Lloyd George declares this an utter
falsehood and says the treaty came as a
complete surprise, astonishing everyone.
The German according to newspapr
correspondents who called upon them,
then said Lloyd George lied if he (Lloyd
Georgei claimed to have had no previous
knowledge that Russia and Germany
planned a separate agreement.
FRENCH WRITERS
SEE NEW WARS
PARIS. April 19 The Paris press, al
most without exception, sees new wars
as a result of what is regarded ns the
allies' "feebleness" at Genoa
“When w ill the allies call on Marshal
Foeh ” was the headline in the Matin.
’ h irst step toward German revenge."
said L Eclair
Saint Brice, writing in 1 Jonrnay. ile.
dared, "the vanquished are openly pr*
paring to renew the war ”
t’apus in Figaro, writes that the "allies
attempts to maintain peace irrespective
of the cost is precisely what Is bringing
on an inevitable war."
Will France permit the bodies to t urn
a million Asiatic Russian barbarians
loose on the Rhine.” asks L’Action Fran -
caise.
REMOVE STORM
TRACES AFTER
BURYING DEAD
Western Indiana Getting
Back to Homes in
Cyclone Area.
ATTICA, Ind., April 19 Western In
diana was re overing today from the toll
of two cyclones which swept over tills
part of the State Monday night, killing
seventeen and injuring scores.
While the victims at Hedrick, Williams
port, Sloan and Brook were bring buried,
ami relief given the injured, hundreds of
families made homeless were, trying to
restore their homes, and business build
ings laid flat are being reeonstructed.
WABASH RIVER
LEVEE BREAKS
VINCENNES. Ind.. April 19 The Rus
sellville till.i levee gave way before the
flooded Wabash River here today, flood
ing thousands of acres of land back of
it.
Residents of the bottomlands had been
expecting il to break for some time and
had prepared to flee.
When the waters rushed hack into the
territory behind the dyke, the river
dropped one tenth of an inch here and
at points in this Immediate vicinity.
SUIT CASES FLO. i T
IS TRACT lOS CAR
WARSAW. Ind.. April 19.—Suit case,
floated around the ear and passengers
had to stand on the seats as the 9:50
Winona flyer from Goshen on the Wl
nona-Indlanapolis line dashed through a
pond four hundred feet wide a mile north
of hpre today.
The pond was an overflow caused by
the recent rains, of one of the numerous
watersheds In this vicinity.
WABASH RIVER
IS F ALU SC
'TERRE HAUTE. Ind., April 19.—The
flooded Wabash River reached its crest
at 24.4 here today and fell a small frac
tion of an inch during the afternoon,
the weather bureau announced. With
the river falling slowly at I.afayette, to
the north, the bureau predicted that the
stage here would remain near twenty-four
feet for several days. After that the
flood will recede rapidly when large
streams south of Vincennes drop.
The Wabash Valley had a slight frost
last night. Another was forecast for to
night unless clouds should prevent.
GERMAN MINK LEADER niES.
ESSEN. Germany, April 19.—Otto Hue,
prominent miners' leader of Germany,
died here today of Inflammation of the
lungs.
INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1922.
Romance May Lurk in Dishpan
CLUB WOMAN EXPRESSES VIEWS
Possible to Mix Pies and Poetry
Romance may be woven as well over
the dishpan ns In the seclusion of a
stoudy and poems pinned to the kitchen
wall may be memorized while pies are
baking, declared Mrs. S. R. Artman,
president of the May Wright Sewell
Council, In discussing how women may
have interests outside the home and at
the same time keep an excellent house.
"The general belief that a woman can
not keep a home successfully and at the
same time have an outside interest, such
as club work, is erroneous,” said Mrs.
Artman.
“It is all a matter of how the two in
terests are combined,” she said. "In all
the years I have been keeping houso and
doing active club work I hare learned
*hat romances may be woven as well over
the dishpan ns In the seclusion of a study
and poems pinned to tho kitchen wall
may be memorized while my pies are
baking—and I do not burn the pies,
either.
“My typewriter is kept in the kitchen
where it may bo used during every spare
moment, for I prepare three regular meals
a day, so that much of my time at home
must be spent there In order to have
time to be away from home, I carefully
plan my meals, do ray bukiug during the
morning, prepare the fruit for breakfast
th night before and try to make use of
every moment in the day.
KITt HEN DRUDGERY
HELD IN NECESSARY.
"I believe that much of the so-called
drudgery of housework would be elimi
nated if women would concentrate their
minds on some pleasant, worth while
thought while they perform such me
chanical tasks as sweeping and dusting
and washing dishes, instead of merely
letting their thoughts wander aimlessly."
Another Indianapolis woman, the
mother of two boys, who slso Is an
active worker in' women’s political move
My, What a Fix
Poor William
Has Got Into!
After ‘Politely' Serving Notice
on Relative Asking
for $1,500.
With the indictment snd arrest of Wil
liusn Fix and Corbett Graves of Ambla,
Benton County, on charge* of violating
the postal laws. Federal officials believe
they have rounded up the "most polite
and considerate bunch of blackmailers on
record.”
Five separate warnings were served
by mail uj n Robert Fix. a distant rela
tive of William Fix. between Oct. 10 and
Nov. 2, 1921. that if he did not" come
across" with $1,300 they would burn his
barn. According to the charges Robert M
Fix is said to have answered some of the
letters saying, it is said, he would try to
raise the money. However, he was un
successful and on Nov 5. the barn was
burned
Alonzo Stevens, a third defendant. Is
now serving n sentence for arson Imposed
by tho State courts in connection with
(his ease.
William Fix ami Graves were arrested
yesterday by Homer T Burnett, deputy
1 nited Stub ■ marshal, ami In default of
bond 'd s2.not* wire brought to In
dianapolis and placed in JatL
SIAMESE TWINS’ SUCCESSORS
Vi Wjs&w
DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. April 19.—Liv
ing here are the successors of Rosa and
.losefa Blazek, world-famed Siamese
Twins, who died recently at Chicago.
They are Violet, and Daisy Milton, 16,
and attractive.
Violet and Daisy are ''Siamese Twins”
—their bodies are joined together at the
base of the spine just like Rosa and
.losefa, just like Eng and Chang, origl
nal Siamese Twins whom Barman mad®
famous in the last century.
Save for tin 1 abnormal joining of their
bodies, Violet and Daisy are just like
any two ordinary 16 year-old girls.
And save for the fact that one must
go wherever the other goes, they en
joy the same pastimes and diversions
any girls of sixteen would enjoy.
They're fond of eards, checkers and
dominoes. Both don’t always play the
same game at the same time.
The other night Daisy was engaged
in beating her uncle at dominoes while
Violet, brows puckered was trying to
disentagle herself from the intricacies of
a high bid In bridge.
ments. has reduced her housework to a
minimum by preparing her food for the
evening meal early in the day, sending
all laundry work away from home, buy
ing ready-to-wear apparel for herself
and family, using a dish mop for wash
ing the dishes and a drying rack In
stead of a cup-towel for drying them.
"And,” ahe said, “making it an un
breakable rule that ail dishes must be
done immediately after the meal and not
allowed to stand, for this only makes
them harder and more disagreeable to
do.
“The biggest help I have in my house
keeping, ’’ she declared, "Is my son. He
is In high school, but every Saturday he
cleans the windows and uses the vacuum
cleaner on the rugs, starts the fire in
the kitchen for me each morning, so that
X come down to a comfortable room, and
tends the furnace when his father is not
at home.
“I do my own marketing and leave the
bnsket of provisions for him to bring
home. He is not paid for doing this
work, either, for both of my hoys have
been given to understand that while they
live in the home they have certain duties
so perform in caring for it. Just as their
father and 1 have. And in spite of this,”
she added, "our boy is perfectly satis
fied to spend five nights out every seven
at home with his family.”
In order to draw the attention of the
public to the need for improved methods
of running tho home and more expert
shopping by housewives In order to cut
down somewhat on the cost of living.
Good Housekeeping Magazine has planned
a Good Housekeeping week to begin
Thursday, April 20, during which special
magazine articles, window displays and
varltnis other forms of publicity will em
phasize the need of more efficiently
managed homes.
YOUNGBANKER
ADMITS LOSING
STOLEN FUNDS
Pkdcock’s Thefts Total Mil
lion, He Tells At
torney.
CHICAGO, April 19. Everett R Fca
cock, 32, laid bare to authorities today
that he had borrowed a million dollars
and then lost it.
Peacock, former president of the Mil
waukee Irving State Bank, confessed to
Assistant State's Attorney Jonas after
a shortage of $468,000 was discovered at
the institution.
Directors and stockholders of the bank
made good the shortage. Depositors will
not lose.
"I'm no more guilty than other officials
of the bank,' Peacock said. "They're
just trying to make me the goat."
.
PAX?
niBIJN, April 19—Michael Collin*
nnd Fnmonn De V ftlera today poM
po ns* and until Thursday th<*ir confer
ence to di*ouM the pooMbility of
pear* In southern Ireland.
J
Both girls like to read. But while
one reads Oliver Twist, the other may
be thrilled by a movie serial!
Both are fond of the movies—and of
the same kind of movies, for both must
always attend the same show. They pre
fer serial pictures of wild adventure to
the humdrum society romance.
Each twin writes an entirely different
handwriting. While the penmanship of
both Is good, their scripts are as dif
ferent as the two poles.
The children romp and play about the
grounds of their winter home here Just
as any children. They move about with
marvelous rapidity and ehse.
Daisy and Violet have been educated
by private tutors. Their parents refused
to send them to public school because of
the comment their Joined condition might
call forth.
San Antonio’s ‘‘Siamese Twins” today
are the oldest known such twins In ex
istence. Many such twins are born, but
fen live beyond babyhood.
Rosa and .losefa Blazek were well over
forty when they died. Eng and Chang
were sixty-three.
CITY AIDS IN
MAKING OF
NEW RECORD
Takes Share in Boom
of Building Per
mits.
RESULT OF DRIVE
Number Is 117 Higher
Than Last
Year.
All building records of the country
were smashed in March. Indianapolis
had an important share in the smashing,
the monthly tabulation of reports from
ISM large cities issued by the American
Contractor shows.
Indianapolis, twenty-second city in pop
ulation, was seventeenth in valuation of
building permits issued in March and
unth in number of permits. The .oral
building department issued 1,218 permits
for construction valued at $2,065,051 in
March. This did not equal the valuation
record of March, 1921, out the number ex
ceeded the number of permits for that
month. The record for March, 1921, was
1.001 permits and $2,336,964 valuation.
Increase in the number of permits shows
that the tremendous campaign of homo
building and other small construction
projects Is going ahead stronger than
ever this spring.
Tho American Contractor views the rec
ord-breaking month ns pointing con
clusively "to the fact that the construc
tion industry, which is the keynote indus
try In ushering back good times, is
shouldering Us way into activities which
will shortly take the slack out of fihe
present industrial situation.
"Official returns from the 190 cities to
the American Contractor show a valua
llon of $262,283,354. The returns for
March, 1921, were $131,905,317. Those last
year returns were from the Identical
cities reporting this year, and It must be
remembered that last year's total record
for building was very good. The returns
from 194 cities for January this year wore
$138,799,280 and the I’ebruary returns
from 188 cities gave a valuation of $159,
919.847.”
Jhe spurt which Indianapolis made
is shown by the valuation of $1,170,248
In February, which Is little more than
half that of March. The total valuation
for the first three months of 1922 in
this city was $3,816,905.
l Hies of like class which Indianapolis
exceeded In valuation in March were
Denver. Louisville. New Orleans. Minne
apolis. St. Paul, Kansas City, Buffalo,
Columbus, Seattle, Spokane and St.
Louis
HOLD-UP S SHIRT
TORN IN FIGHT
TO ESCAPE COP
Innocent Bystanders Prevent
Lieutenant Triinpe Using
His Revolver.
In a struggle with a suspected hold-up
man Police Lieut, Bon Trlmpe tore the
man's shirt and coat, but the man es
caped. The policeman was prevented
from using his revolver by two young
men and two women walking around the
corner directly between him and the sus
pect.
I'rank France, sll North Hamilton ave
nue, reported to Lieutenant Triinpe that
he was halted by two men at Fulton and
St. Vlalr streets who started to search
him. When he demanded to see their
police badges they told him to "beat It,”
and he did. When the policeman reached
St. Ulair and Fulton streets he saw the
two men and seized one by the coat as
ttie other ran. The suspect jerked away
and Trlmpe tripped him, but he re
gained his feet and ran. As the pollee
mnn drew his revolver the pedestrians
appearing around the Corner prevented
him from using the weapon. The police
learned one of the men lived on Fulton
street, but when they reached that place
the man escaped through a rear door.
Mrs. Clarence Meyer, 1226 North Illi
nois street, heard a noise on a roof ad
joining her apartment. She discovered a
negro attempting to raise the window.
Sho screamed and the prowler escaped.
A kitchen cabinet blocked the path of
a burglar who broke tho glass from a
rour window at the home of Mrs. Harry
Brown, 943 Park avenue.
Burglars entered the home of Thesa
Rairdon. 32 the Dollie Madison Flats,
last night. Some money and talking mu
chine records were stolen. Bert Nelson.
404 North Illinois street, told detectives a
thief entered his room and carried away
a suit of clothes and some shirts valued
at S6O.
The H P. Wasson Company reported
the theft of a dress worth $175. The
dress was covered with betids and lace.
Ex-Senator’s Divorce
Is Declared Illegal
WASHINGTON. April 19.—The divorce
procured in Bulgaria by Henry F. Hollis,
former United States Senator front New
Hampshire, was ‘‘irregular and Illegal,”
according to an official notice received
ah the Bulgarian legation here today
front the government of Sofia.
The Bulgarian government, the advices
stated, did not. sanction the divorce ob
tained by the former Senator, it was
obtained front a Unitarian minister. An
ton Topll Isky, In the town of Dup
nitza. Hollis himself is a Unitarian.
MORGAN ASKED
TO TAKE PART
WASHINGTON, April 19.—0f vital
concern to the United States Is the
invitation extended to the House of
.T. P. Morgan A Company to become
officially associated with the allied
reparations commission. The Morgan
Invitation may lead to complications.
The sole apparent purpose of the
allies in inviting Morgan to ''sit. in”
is said to be to arrange for the flota
tion of a glganltlc loan to Germany,
which ultimately might come back
In the form of reparations.
J. P. Morgan has aceepted membership
on the committee, M. De La Croix of the
French delegation to Genoa announced
today.
CERT’N’Y
“All righ*, ol* top” was the fraternal
srreeitlnjc which Gut* Ilcacer gar* to
Special Jutljr* Joseph Milner, In Su
perior Court, room 5, when told to
take the stand to testify In a suit In
which he was the defendant. Ills
Ruby Weaver, was suing him for di
vorce on the grounds that he frequent
ly cam*} home intoxicated.
He was much so when he took the
stand in ills own behalf, court at
taches said.
The divorce was granted.
HARDING TO
VETO BONUS,
SAYS WATSON
Unless Way Is Found
to Raise Needed
Money.
OFFERS 2 FLANS
Rider on Tariff Bill
or Wait Bond
Payments.
WASHINGTON, April 19.—President
Harding again served notice on the Sen
ate today that means must be found
for financing ths soldiers’ bonus or that
he will veto the bill.
This unmitakable re-affirmation of the
President’s previous attitude toward
bonus legislation was conveyed to Sen
ators by Senator Watson of Indiana, Ad
ministration spokesman, after he con
ferred with the President at the White
House.
TWO WAYS OCT
OF DIFFICULTY.
Was:on suggested that there were two
ways out of the tangled bonus situation,
which he described as "fraught with
grave difficulties:”
1. That a revenue raising provision
like the sales tax to provide money for
he bonus be attached as a “rider’’ to
he pending tariff bill, If a bonus bill
is to be passed by the Senate within the
next three or four weeks as a number
of Senators within the next three of four
weeks as a number of Senators are de
manding.
2. That final action on the bill be de
ferred until the end of Tune when Senator
Watson estimated the $4,000,000,000 in
bond's Issued on the basis of payments of
the British debt to this country would
be available for financing the bonus.
WHAT HAPPENS
IF SHANK DOES
NOT VETO LAW
Considerable Confusion Ex
pected as to Daylight
Saving.
Should Mayor Shank fail to carry out
his threat to veto the daylight saving
ordinance, passed by the city council
Monday evening, considerable confusion
for passengers on interurban railway
lines centering here would result, trac
tion officials said today. Neither steam
nor electric lines would change their
schedules to conform to daylight sav
ing in Indianapolis, because they pass
through so many other cities where stand
ard time Is the year around rule, It was
said.
Robert I Todd, president of the Terre
Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction
Company, operating one of the largest
Interurban systems, said: ‘‘l don't see
bow we could change our time unless
tile steam roads and all the towns
through which our ears operate change
also.”
It is pointed out that the ordinance
would work a great, hardship on work
ingmen. Many of them come to the city
on the earliest Interurban cars. They
would arrive in the city an hour late
for work.
The council adopted daylight saving,
effective April 36. by a 5 to 4 vote. Mayor
Shank said he would veto it. 110 was
not in the city today.
It Is believed the mayor will veto the
ordinance and if the council attempts
to pass it over his disapproval it will
fail by at least one vote.
RESCUERSSEEK
VICTIMS KILLED
IN CAR PLUNGE
Two to Five Persons Are Be
lieved to Have Died in
Auto Accident.
JOPLIN. Mo.. April 19.—Two to five
persons today were reported today to
have plunged to death in an automobile ,
which was declared to have skidded over j
the roadside Into thirty feet of water |
in a mine excavation west of here shortly
before last midnight.
Rescue workers and ambulances were
summoned from here. Identity of persons
believed In the car was unknown.
Engineers Die in
Train Collision
HUTCHINSON, Kan., April 19—Engi
neers Charles Wideman and Peter Flick
were killed today when two Rock Island
trains collided at Plains, 150 miles west
of here. Several were Injured.
WHOA!
NEO LA, lowft, April 19.—Traffic
was resumed over the Neola-Council
Illuffs Division of the Chicago Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad today
after a fourteer*-hour tie up caused by
a ri’naway team. The team plunjjed
Into the center of a freight train, de
railing' a ear. Sevent.*on other oar*i
piled up, stringing wreckage more
than thr©<? hundre Ifty feet.
HOME EDITION
TWO CENTB PER COPY
TROUBLE FOR
BOTH SIDES IN
POLITICAL ROW
City Officials and Em
ployes Have De
bates.
TRIPLETT IS FIRED
Declares He Refused
to Support Bev
eridge.
Troubles for city employes who say
they are not supporting Albert J. Bev
eridge, candidate for the Republican
nomination for United States Senator,
and for city officials, who have the power
to “hire and fire” them, piled up rapidly
today.
George Triplett, negro, 43 West Ver
mont street, who was a janitor at the city
ball, said he was fired, because he was
not for Beveridge. Gordon Donaldson,
custodian of the city hall said Triplett
was fired because he failed for more than
a week, to obey an order to wash win
dows, in the board of safety suite.
MeCABTY FILLS
SERIOUS CHARGE.
Timothy Murphy McCarty, former
truck driver, who had a fight with Harry
Newby, superintendent of the municipal
garage, last Friday swore out a warrant
charging Newby with assault and bat
tery wich intent to kill. Newby was ar
rested and will be heard In Justice of
the Peace Conrad Keller's court, at 9
o’clock Monday morning.
McCarty made a statement that ho was
fired because he was a Democrat and not
for Beveridge. R. Walter Jarvis, super
intendent of parks and recreation, said
McCarty was not fired, but that he
“quit” when taken to task for hia surly
attitude and for damaging a truck by
careless driving.
OFFICIALS HINT
AT CONSPIRACY’.
City officials said they believed leaders
at tbe headquarters of Senator Harry S.
New are deliberately urging employes
discharged for incompetence, to go to
tbe newspapers and make statements
that they were fired because they would
not work for Beveridge.
Triplett said Monday evening Gordon
Donaldson called the city hail janitors
together and told them he had orders
from "higher up” to Instruct them to re
port for duty at Beveridge headquarters
some time this week. Triplett said he
did not go and John F. Walker, super
intendent of street cleaning, who spends
part of his time at the headquarters,
(Continued on Page Two.)
ASK POSITION
OF ASPIRANTS
ON AMENDMENT
W. C. T. U. Group Invite Candi
dates to Noon Lunch
eon.
A large number of candidates today
accepted the invitation of the Meridian
Heights W. C. T. U. and attended a
noon luncheon of the organization at
tho Third Christian Church, held for
the purpose of giving candidates an op
portunity to state their positions on law
enforcement and tho Volstead act.
Among those who refused to answer the
challenge were Congressman Merrill
Moores, candidate for Republican renomi*
nation; Joseph P. Turk, wet candidate
for the Democratic nomination for Con*
gress, and John Maxwell, wet candidate
for the Indiana nouse of Representatives.
“Mr. Moore has not answered our chal
lenge,” declared Mrs. E. IT. Schmoe,”
chairman of a committee which managed
the division, "and to a letter sent to him
by the W. C. T. U. he replied that ho did
not stand for the Volstead law and did
not believe that Mr. Volstead would him
self if he had known the result of it.”
Mrs. Arthur R. Robinson represented
Albert J. Beveridge, candidate for the
Republican nomination for the Senate,
and Bert Morgan, Federal prohibition
enforcement agent, represented Senator
Harry S. New. his opponent.
The other candidates who were pres
ent to respond to tooasts on “Law En
forcement” in person or by representa
tives: Franklin McCray and John W.
Becker, candidates for Congress; James
M. Leathers, candidate for Judge of Su
perior Court, Room 1, and J. Fred Mas
ters, candidate for J'udge of room 3, Su
perior Court; Judge Frank Lahr and
Joseph A. Mintern candidates for Juven
ile court; John McGregor and Wilbur A.
Royse candidates for State Senate; J.
X. llurty was represented by Mrs. Fran
ces Metz Schrnne; Warrick H. Ripley,
Frederick M. Dickerman, Fae W. Pat
rick. Miss Elizabeth Rainey, Asa J.
Smith and Miss Mercia Iloagland .for
State Representative; Joseph M. Heillman
was represented by Mrs. Schmoe and J.
S. Kingsbury as candidates for Auditor;
E. J. Robison and John I*. Duval can
didates for treasurer; George Snider for
sheriff, and George Davis and W. D.
Haverstick for justice of the peace.
LEGION FAVORS
ARMY OF 150,000
Commander MacNider Raps
House Proposal.
WASHINGTON. April 19.—The Amer
ican Legion today threw its full support
to the War Department’s demands for a
“peace Army” of 150,000 men.
Charging that any further reductions
in the Army would "undermine our uriM
tary policy,” Hanford MacNider, national
commander of the legion, appeared before
the Senate Array Appropriations Commit
tee, to protest against adoption of the
House provisions.
Illinois Town Is
Off Sunday Movies
JACKSONVILLE, 111., April 19.—Senti
ment here is strongly in favor of keeping
movie houses closed on the Sabbath. On
a proposition presented to the voters,
seeking to have Sunday movies legalized,
the proposal was rejected by a vote of
2.779 to 1,898.
NO. 293.

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