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Somebody Is Searching for That Property You Want to Sell. VOL. xxxv. ARREST WIFE OFCHAUFFEUR IN BOMB WAR Police Believe She Will Reveal Operations. TWO CONFESSIONS Have Identified Four as Slayers of Officers. TROUBLE < 'll It'AGO. May 16.-—These nrf troublesome <iii> s for the Murphy family. With “IJitr Tim’* behind the bar. in the police clrHe on crime. Mrs. Murphy, lii- lfe. was arreted on a id arjre of vpodifis. while cop. said -lie was coin; forty-two mile an hour today. Two men and Mrs. trod Mader. wife of Bit Tim’s associate, also in jail, were in the aum. Police believe the party was collectir.jr funds t for defense of the labor leaders. 'V * CHICAGO. May 16—Margaret Miller, 32. wife of the driver of the “death car” from which two policemen were shot and killed last week In Chicago’s bomb and gun war. was arrested today. Questioning of the woman, the police believe, will reveal the “inside'' operations ] of the terrorist gang which held forth in j a west side saloon wh-re her husband. John Miller, was a bartender. Four men in custody of the police are sai l to have been positively identified as the slayers of I'olU‘e Lieutenant Ter rence Lyons and I’oliceman Thomas Clark. Two of them are said to have confessed they were members of 11:• > quar tette of "terrorists" which last Wednes day killed the two policemen, wounded another and hurled several tombs. John Miller, bartender, is said to have been identified as the driver of the auto mobile in which the murderers rode. An other of the men under arr -'t. whose name is withheld, is declared to have confessed th shooting of Clark and to have outlined the “terrorist” plot, ex plaining how the bombers and gunmen were employed and how they operated. According to the police the saloon of “Jerry" Horan, one of the men indicted with “Big Tim" Murphy, Fred Mader and “Con” Shea, labor leaders, accused of the murder of the policemen, was the ren dezvous of the labor bombers. There they received, the police d-elare. their in structions. dynamite, guns and “wages.“ Statements issued by Chief of Police Fitzmorris and Chief of Detectives Hughes declare that the confessions received con nect Murphy. Mader and Shea with the operations of the bombers. These police officials, together wlrh Henry Barrett Chamberlain, bead of the Chicago crime commission, declared today the evidence now In their possession is strong enough to warrant asking the death penalty for the accused union officials. COOPERATION WITH EUROPE IS ESSENTIAL’ Joseph H. Defrees Declares Conditions in Business World Improving. WASHINGTON, May 16.—Closer co operation lie tween American and Euro pean business anl industry Is essential, if the industrial and economical* chaos in Europe is to tie overcome, it was declared in keynote addresses delivered hen- today at the convention of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Joseph 11. Octrees. president of the national chamber, voiced his belief that "conditions .are better and a re\lval of business confidence is at hand.’’ "I talk confidently of the future,” President Defrees said, “because I share in the general confidence that business conditions are on the mend. But It would not bp fair to you, or to my own reputation as a man of some judgment, not to cal! attention to the clouds threat ening our peace and our prosperity, which ha'• gathered, and are .till gath ering. in other parts of the world. “The Washington conference lias done much to clear the Far Eastern horizon, and coul I have done more had there been assurance of peace and stab lity in China. But when we look eastward to the center of modern civilizations in Europe, to the markets of half cur ez pon trade, it Is only the hopelessly ig norant, or the incurable optimist, that can work any immediate assurance of comfort or stability. "Hunger and its kinsman. Bolshevism, -till stalk menacingly across the stage. Wars and rumors of wars are yet in progress, boundaries are not tired, gov ernments an- not secure, finances are in turmoil. “These things that we fought for and that our boys crossed the sea to de fend on foreign soil .sixty thousand los ing their lives and many more thousand maimed and impaired, the defeat of mili tarism and the safety of our own and other free governments, have not yet been attained.” Trial of Eskridge Set for June 12th FKANKFOBT. Ind.. May 16.—The trial of Clarenee Eskridge, who shot and killed Kenneth Knotts hen- May 6. has been set for June 12 in ihe Clinton Coun ty court. Eskridge pleaded not guilty whe narraigned on a grand jury indict ment. Tie will be defended by Earl Gruber, county attorney for paupers. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m., Wednesday, Mav 17: Partly cloudy: possibly showers this aft >rnoon ond tonight; Wednesday fair and somewhat warmer. HOI KEY TEMPERATFRE. 6 a. in fiti 7 a. m on b a. m Ml a. m 1.7 Tt a. m Hi* 11 a. ni 7! 12 iuoon* 7”. ! p. in 75 2 p. m 7.-* Ain't Knowledge Grand? Look at These Answers! CAMBRIDGE. Mass .May 16.—Women are the most popular study at Massa chusetts Institute of Technology, aecord- Ing to a questionnaire answered by the student body. ’’What do you drink?” was another leading question, ami one student an swered: “I often wonder." Seventy five confessed they never had kissed. Most of the senior class expects SIO,OOO a ye: r by 1932. "No money, no honey,” was the answer of a sophomore to the question: “Are you married?” BREAK COMES IN RANKS OF COAL MINERS Separate Contracts Provide Lower Wages. CUT OF $1.50 DAY MrSKOGEE, Okla., May 16.—Split in ranks of striking t'nlted Mine Workers, through separate wage agreements, was threatened here today. Feeling in the convention of Mine Dis trict 21, comprised of Oklahoma, Ar kansas and Texas, was hitter as factions began a tight over a separate wage con tract made ct Bridgeport. Texas, wherein 300 miners accepted a reduction of SI.OO a day. The Lewis administration ferecs were under heavy tire from the insurreetos. JULIUS HAAG, INDIANAPOLIS DRUGGIST, DIES Well Known Business Man Ex pires at North Meridian Street Home. Julius Haag. #52. Indianapolis druggist, died at his home, 2V.i* North Meridian street, today. Mr. Haag was engaged in the drug business in Indianapolis for over thirty years. He was born in Knoxville. Term . March 3. 1-410. lie came to Indianapolis while a boy and received his education in the public schools. The Haag drug business was started with a store in the Denison Hotel build ing. There arc now seven stores owned by Julius Haag and his brother. Louis E. Haag. Mr. Haag was a bachelor. He in sur vived by his brother. Louis; a sister, Miss Lenore Haag, and two nephews, W. M. and 11. L. Haag. BANDITS SHOOT GUARD FOR $2 000 Attack Bank Messenger and Police Escape With Package of Bills. ST. 1,01 IS. Mo., May 16. — Street car bandits chalked up another successful hold-up today when two desperadoes shot and probably fatally wounded Henry Abring, I.'!. a guard for the Bre men Bank and escaped with a package containing $2.00.) in hills, which William If. tloeieke, a messenger fur the bank, had just drawn from a downtown bank. The robbers gave no warning of their in tention. They sent a bullet into Al bring's forehead, then snatched the pack age of money and, forcing the motorman to h ilt the car, escaped In a waiting auto mobile. STALNAKER IS ELECTED AGAIN Indianapolis Clearing House Names New Officers for Year. Frank I*. Stniuaker. president of the Indiana National Bank, was re-elected president of the Indianapolis Clearing House Association at the annual election today in the clearing house rooms, 015 Merchants Bank Building Evans Woollen, president of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Company, was re elected vice president. Fred C. Hickson, vice president of the I'uion Trust Company, was elected treasurer. He succeeds Ross 11. Wallace, new pres ident of the Aetna Trust Company. George C. Calvert was retained as man ager of the clearing house for the ensu ing year. The newly elected executive commit tee is composed of Frank B. Stalnaker. Evans Woolen and O. X. Frenzei. Mr. Frenzel Js presdient of the Merchants National Bank. Musa Say English, Can Do, but Hard to Understand HONOLULU, T. H., May 16. —In a recent issue of the leading afternoon English daily of Honolulu, the following advertisement, evidently the work of some Japanese whose ambition exceeded his knowledge of English, appeared: “MUSA-SHiYA, THE SHIRYMAKER. (Also shoten for sale dry goods too) onnounce gladly to produce BABY WEEK include everythings require Ten per cent off than usually “Many very nice furnitures for baby wearing and child which hardly believe for price, should say so. How good thought arise at Springtime for baby also small animal. Wonderful! Seek Notice: For finding Musa-Shlya shop not to easy because small but can do. Advance away from Waikiki side pass famous Fish Market where tourist looking funny fishes makai side King street pause before come on river. Musa shop closely between. Good luck.” Jttdtana ilailu oTimra GUARDSMEN IN PURSUIT I OF BANDITS Shoot-to-Kill Order Is sued as Ring Tightens. PAY ROLL STOLEN i Bloodhounds Lead in Man Hunt Last Stand Expected. ' LEBANON, Mo., May 16. More than a ' hundred national guardsmen, supported \ by twenty-five deputy sheriffs from eleven Ozark towns, were beating the hill coun try at Bradshaw Flats, ten miles from here today. In the center of an ever narrowing circle they expect to either capture or kill five bandits who yesterday seized a $20,000 pay roll of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad at Springfield, Mo. Bloodhounds were leading the posses - through the thickets Machine guns, rillos and sawed off shotguns were the weapons depended upon to dislodge the ’ desperadoes if they attempted a "last stand.” The bandits, after staging the hold-up yesterday, when a detective anil a hank j messenger were shot, traveled about ITo miles lu a circuitous route. They were finally forced to abandon their automo bile near Bradshaw Flats and take to the woods. Bloodhounds picked tip the trail of the live men through the thickets. Officers in charge of the manhunt said the ban dits wore in a :nd from which they could not possibly escape. CRITICS SEEK DISMISSAL OF ROY L. HAYNES Prohibition Commissioner De clares He Is Not at All Discouraged. WASHINGTON, May 16 Replying to congressional crith s wno are demanding Secretary of the Treasury Mellon rc move bin, from office. Prohibition font mi. sioner Tlavnes today charged “mis chievous and special propaganda” was liel ig used against him. Haynes said he was not discouraged, and declared he would continue Ids ag gres-iv.- administration of the prohibi tion law He < ouferred today with In ter,:;'! Revenue <' immissiom r Blair, dis cussing r.'C nr at:a k> made upon the , on duct of tlo- Pro: I hit ion Bureau by Hep res ntative It'll, Republican of Maryland, and othir Congressmen. PENSION VOTE CAUSES DEFEAT OF GOVERNMENT Coalition Cabinet Meets Re versal by Three Ballots on Minor Question. LONDON, May 16. The British gov ernment mi ! lb feat in the House of Commons late till- afternoon by a vote of 151 to Us on u bill dealing with n (jues tlon if teachers' pensions. ' Loud cries of “resign'’ greeted the an nouiieenient of tin* vote. This Is tlie third time the present coal ition government has been defeated in a vote in the House of Commons; In each case tin* reverse! lias conic on a com paratively minor question. By tradition, a government defeated on a major 1-sne resigns to make way for the leader of the opposition lo form anew cabinet. .V defeat on a minor question is, however, very serious polit ically. LARGE PROFITS OF EXPORTERS Foreign Owned Companies Said lo Have Practical Monopoly in America. WASHINGTON. May 16. -Swollen profits by grain exporters and practical control of the American trade by foreign owned companies were featured in a re port submitted to the Senate today by the Federal trade commission in pur suance of a resolution asking an investi gation of the grain export trade. Average prefits of grain exporters In 1920 and 1921 ranged from MS tn 58 per cent, the commission said, while some of the companies turned their capital over "more than 100 times a year.” INDIANAPOLIS, TUESDAY, MAY 16,1922. PROFESSIONALLY TP IN THE AIR 9 f ..- ' l •v f ’ M I? I WHMMHMaWaHMMMHHMHMBMMBBaWH t Sp 'taking of being up in the air, A. Huddleston, 421 West New York street, is that way most of the time. Here he is seen on the highest point in Indianapolis, the flagpole of the Merchants Hank Building. Affording to F. L. Ellison, manager of the building. Washington street is 300 feet directly below Huddleston. Defiance WASHINGTON. May 16.- The United States Chamber of Commerce threw down the gauntlet today to organized labor, announcing that tie* new $2,- 5<*1,000 home of the chamber now under construction here, will tie built on the “open shop” plan. The atinoutn ement is tantamount t o an open defiance of organized labor and came without warning to union chiefs who have sought all along to get the Chamber to employ union labor and thais secure an Indorsement, of union labor The corner stone of the building will be placed this afternoon. Mail Carriers Will Not Heed Back Door Request Residents living along Fall Creek boule vard who Su-ist that mall, like groceries, be delivered to the rear door, either must change their minds or do without mail service, according to postoffnc of fleiuls, fur they say tiio postal ivgula thins are verj clear "ii that point. A young tempest In a teapot has been raging along the boulevard. It Is said, ever stn.-o anew carrier was put in the district recently. The former carrier had teen there ii the days when there wer<> more vacant lots than houses, and in tak<ng short e its lie found it saved times to make - <me luck door deliver le-. Having started It, lie kept It tip. even after tin; district became closely built, and some of tin* residents put mull boxes <>n their buck porches. Capper Moves to Abolish ‘Gambling* in Grain Futures WASHINGTON. May 16. Supported by the organized farmers of America, a new movement was launched today by Senator Capper, Republican, chairman "f (lie agricultural bloc, to abolish gam bling in flit tires on ihe grain markets. Senator Capper said tb<> farmers would not he robbed of millions, despite the decision of the Supreme Court, iuvnll dating the Capper Tineher act. The Kansas Senator declared he would have anew bill ready within a week or ten days, which would “stand In (lie courts." New Lyric Barber Shop is Robbed A burglar entered the nnxv Lyric bar ber shop, 129 North Illinois street, last night. Virgil Melntire, manager of the place, nofUied the police. The thief took cigars valued at $1.(1, broke open a pea nut anil forced open ttie money box fm a pay telephone. U. S. Treasury on Fire for Third Time WASHINGTON. May 16. Fire broke out on the roof of the 1' niteil States Treasury building today for the third time in the past two months. AW! Chief of l’oliee Herman Rikhoff to day turned a cold shoulder on the policemen who like iee cream. lie is sued orders that no member of the police department should go to two iee cream factories on North Alabama street iii’ !o ss they did so in the line of duty. The order pointed out that the chief had received complaints from the companies that certain po licemen had visited the iee cream fac tories and had eaten considerable ice cream without paying for it. The rnntti r never was reported to the postofflee and everything went along smoothly until a short time ago, when a new carrier was put on the route and he insisted on delivering mall at the front doors. Then came the storm. Most residents along the route took the matter good nat tiredly and agreed to tiio change, but a few became “Liardbotietl’' and objected to any change in the old system. Their ob jections ranged ail the way from their own personal convenience to rln* argil nient that malt boxes in the front porch marred the artistic beauty of the Dome. They carried their objections to postal officials and the matter is under eon sideration. However, the officials say if tiio objectors wish mail service they must get it via the front door route in view of the postal regulations. Head Severed by Steel Cable; Body . Thrown in River ALBANY. N. V . May 16 Michael Yu kett, was decapitated when the steel cable on a dredge in the Hudson River broke early today. Whipping through tlie air, the cable lashed around Ynkett's peek, severing his head, then the cable unwound and threw the body Into the river. 42 Gallons Mule and 3 Hidden Forty two gallons of white mule whisky and throe gallons of wine hidden in u secret closet under a trup door, which was cleverly concealed by a curtain, were sent In police headquarters today as evidence against Luba Neklch, So, proprietor of a dry beer saloon at 17 Smith West street. Neklch was ar rested on charge of operating a blind tiger. Col. Nutt Appointed Prohibition Director WASHINGTON. May 16.—C01. L. O. Nutt has been appointed associate Fed eral Prohibition Director for Illinois it wtis announced at prohibition headquar ters today. Nutt was due in Chicago today. In Famous Charge of Light Brigade CENTRALIA, Mo., May 16. -Thomas Dark. 97 years old, is dead at his home near Murray, south of here. Mr. Ourk was a British soldier in the Battle of Balaklava and witnessed the charge of the Light Brigade, made famous by Tennyson's poem. He was a great walker and frequently made trips to Columbia, a distance of twenty miles, scorning all offers to ride. BUCHANAN DROPPED BY CITY BOARD Troubles With Nolan Calls for Long Hearing. EFFICIENCY ISSUE Garbage Collection Superintendent Talks Out. With City Civil Engineer John L. Elliott dissenting. President J. A. Craven and Lti'ius b. Swift d’ the board of sanitary commissioners today discharged A. M. Buchanan, superintendent of garbage i collection. Buchanan was called before! the board for a hearing on a charge made i by Truly Nolan, superintendent of said ! tat ion, and his superior officer. Buch 1 anan was alleged to have torn Nolan's shirt during an argument lu front of tile National City Hank building last. Friday afternoon. Elliott defended Buchanan and ac cused Nolan of being an Inefficient exec- j utive and moved that if Buchanan was j to he discharged the "house lie cleaned from the top down,” and Nolan be let 1 go. too Swift and Craven refused to accept the j suggestion. Craven asserted Nolan! would he tried out for a month or two i and If he falls to secure harmony by that ! time the euglneer's motion might be con sidered. ISI < HAN WH STOKY OF THEIR TKOIItLE. Nolan was sent, from the board's oC lie,, while Buchanan told his story ot the trouble with the superintendent of sanitation. lie said he was positive Nolan had deliberately thrown the gar huge collection department Into a sad ly dis< rgaiii/' and state In order to reflect upon him. Buchanan. The hoard admitted the collection s.vs tell! was disrupted and fishes and gar bnge standing uncollected In many parts of toe city Buchanan pressed Swift for an ex planation of the commissioner's charge that he was in tfieient. Swift replied that Buchanan spent more time think ing about politics than he did about bis Job and that he was not up on progres sive methods. Buchanan smiled at this and said he thought it of no use to argue the point with Swift, and the latter agreed. After the meeting Buchanan said: "Wlii'ii I pressed him for a reason be. Slid It was because he thought 1 was a politician, in substance. Well. I'm proud 1 am a politician, but the idea of Mr. Swift dtsi barging a man because he is a politician is rather amusing, in view of the fact that ho himself holds a political Job and the law governing th" sanitary board docs not specify it should ignore politics I remember when Mr Swift was the high cockalorum of the Bull Moosers In these parts. Every body remembers that Mr. Swift held a J ! in Washington for some time and went over to Terre Haute to escort Thco (Contlnued on Page Two.) YOUTH SAYS HE WAS PRISONER IN MINER CAMP Son of Man Killed in Battle of Blair Mountain Tells of Alleged Torture. CHARLESTON, W Va., May 16. Al bert Gore, 22. son of John Gore, killed in the battle of Blair mountain, told the Jury In the Bill Blizzard treason trial to day of his experiences in being six days n prisoner In the miners' camp. Gore was held in an improvised prison at Jeffery, nt the time his father was killed and was not allowed to attend the burial services. His captives “tantalized” him, Gore said, telling him that his people were be ing murdered. He was taken prisoner as he was making his way back home by armed miner outposts who said: "You're a Logan thug. You are a spy. We ll have to take you with us." HARDING CLAIMS RIGHT TO DIP IN White House Visitors Advised as to Stand in New Jersey Race. WASHINGTON, May It!.--President Harding's indorsement of Senator Jo soph S. Frelinghuysen, Republican, of New Jersey, for the renomination does not necessarily mean ti reversal of his previously announced policy of keeping “hands off" in State primary contests, be informed callers at the Wliito House today. In the main. President Harding will adhere to his policy of remaining aloof from State contests, but it was made plain that he reserves the right as the leader of his party to “dip in" where such action is deemed advisable by him. STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE. Lewis Dunlein, 64. 2179 North Penn sylvania street, was slightly Injured to dav when he was struck by an automo bile driven by A. J. Burlege. .26. 125 j 7uel!d avenue, at Meridian and Washing ton streets. He was taken home. And the Toughest Part Is He Lost! DUGAN’S REPORT IS COMPREHENSIVE Financial Cost Is Smallest Item The troubles of a candidate are graphically set out in the following ex pense account of Patrick Dugan, 1528 Blaine avenue, candidate in the last pri mary for Republican precinct committee man. filed with tlie clerk of the Circuit Court today: “I lost 1.349 hours of sleep thinking about the election. I lost two front teeth and a lot of hair in a personal en counter with an opponent. I donated four crippled shoats to a kosher butcher. I gave away two pairs of suspenders and one pair of shoe strings, paid $1.50 for advertising, gave away thirteen baby rattlers, kissed 120 babies, kindled four Senator Gets Bomb Threats Against Poles WASHINGTON, May 10—Destruction of the Polish legation in Washington and Polish consulates throughout the United States and Canada is threatened In a let ter received today by Senator Willis, Ohio. The letter was mailed at Cleve land. Mny 14. This is the second time that Willis has received a threat to blow up the Polish legation and consulates. The new threat warns “people to keep away from the consulates after July 1, because it will be blown up by bombs.” Alleged cruelties of the Polish govern ment are given as the reason for the threats. US. REFUSAL THREATENSTO BREAK PLANS French Follow Suit of America in Stay ing Out. TALK OF NEW NOTE GENOA, May 16.—America's refusal to approve the Hague plan makes it ex tremely probable that the proposed con ference to appoint a Russian commission will be called off. The French today Indicated they will 1 follow the lead of the United States and ! the Russians withdrew their acceptance I and asked for twenty-four hours delay i to consider anew reply. The allies desperate at seeing their I hopes fer a renewal of the European con fereue at the Hague next month fading, ! planned anew note to Washington. They refused to accept the American reply as a final refusal of their invitation. RECEIVERS FOR TWO INSURANCE FIRMS NAMED Attorney General Lesh De clares Lion Company Failed in Cash Reserve. HAMMOND. Ltd.. May 16.—Receivers were appointed today for the Lion Life Insurance Company and the Old Line Life Insurance Company of East Chicago. Attorney General U. it. Lesh of Indiana made the application for the receivers. It was charged the Lion company failed to maintain any legal reserve for the pro tection of policy holders as provided by law. it was alleged further that the com pany has been mismanaged and Its as set s dissipated. The Old Line Company was In the pro : eess of organization. ANOTHER WAR THREATENS IN SOUTH CHINA General Chen Appeals to Wu for Help in Overthrowing Dr. Sun. PAO TING FT', Chin. May 16.—Another outbreak of civil war, this time in south eastern China, was threatened toduy. General Chen Chung-Ming, formerly of the Cantonese army, has appealed to Gen eral Wu Pei-Fu. conqueror of General Chang Tso-Lln, to aid In the overthrow of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. head of the Republic of South China, aud a’.ly of General Chang. BOLT STRIKES TANKS OF OIL Spectacular Blaze Still Rages Causing Losses of $1,500,000. BAYONNE, X. J., May 16.—Although brought under control after an all-night battle, the spectacular blaze believed to have boon caused by a Dolt of lightning striking a tank of gasoline, was still raging at the plant of the Tidewater Oil Company here today. The loss, includ ing ten huge tanks of gasoline, thousands of barrels of oil. agitators used for mix ing oil, liigli pressure still, two plants and more Iban a mile of pipe lines, is estimated at over $1,500,000. Colorado Justice Dies of Poisoning DENVER. Colo., May 16.—Morton 8. Bailey, associate justice of the Colorado Supreme Coure, died suddenly at his home here today, of uremic polsonig. Ti? NEW YORK, May 16.—“ Girls, never take a ninn’s promise without a ring to back it up.” was Mis* Winifred Lynch's warning as she settled a breach of prom ise suit for s‘-’O,OOO. teen kitehen fires, put up three stoves, walked 275 miles, shook hands with 4.- 076 persons, told 10.101 lies and talked enough to print sixteen volumes. “I attended sixteen revival meetings, one wedding and two divorces. I was baptized once by immersion and three times some other way. I contributed $2 to foreign missions, made love to seven grass widows < ad three old maids, got stung by a .mpper, hugged forty-nine other ttipr.’s wives, got dog-bit, got hutted by a Billie goat, and was defeated by my opponent beeause I was accused of being a ilghblnder. Total expense, $3.50." * HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY GAS STOCKS GO UP SINCE RATE BOOST Groninger Receives Sales Letter of Bond House. REPORTS PROFITS Claims Good Earnings Even Before U. S. Court Ruling. The Citizens Gas Company, whose rate has been ordered increased temporarily 90 cents to §1.20 a thousand cubic feet effective May 20, by Federal Court “even now, without the increase, is beginning to show a profit sufficient to cover ex penses and fixed charges,” according to a bond sales letter of the Fletcher Ameri can Company sent out Monday, Taylor E. Groninger, corporation counsel, said today. The company had contended before the public service commission and Federal Court that it is not making enough money on a 90-cent rate to meet its ob ligations, hence Mr. Groninger said he was greatly surprised when the letter came into his possessing. Mr. Groninger quoted a paragraph from the letter, as follows: CITES COI BT DECISION. “The Federal Court at noon today handed down their decision in the Citi zens (Jus rate case authorizing the com pany to raise their rale for gas from 90’ to $1.20. Some such decision as this was practically a foregone conclusion, but the actual decision means very greatly in creased earnings for the Citizens Gas Company, which even now, without the increase. Is beginning to show a profit sufficient to cover exjienses and fixed charges.” BEARS OCT CITY’S CLAIM. "This paragraph,” said the corporation counsel, “simply bears out the contention of the city before the public service com misslon and attorneys for th" commission before Federal Court that the company's financial prospects were growing brighter ever day.” With the decision of the Federal Court the prices of both the s'oek and the bonds of the Citizens Gas Company have increased. Monday the common stock wgs listed at 20’j and today it was listed at I '-'Us. A few days ago the preferred was i listed at SO and today it Is listed at 88 | bid and 03 asked. I The company has $2,000,00') in common : stock outstanding and $1,000,000 in pre ferred. Tlio general mortgage 7 per cent bonds , of the company until today yielded 7 per cent, but because of the Increased | price of the bonds the yield is now only ; •}%• This lnil!''ates an Increase of 2% j point* or $27.70 on each SI,OOO bond. 35 INJURED BY COLLAPSING OF PARADESTAND Telegraph Operator Is Only One Seriously Hurt. OKLAHOMA CITY’, Okla.. May 16 Thirty-fire persons were injured today when a photographer’s stand, built to take pictures of a Knights Templar parade, collapsed. Francis M. Harper, assistant chief operator for the Western Union Telegraph Company, was seriously In jured, but It was believed the others sustained only slight injuries. Seriously Injured as Truck Overturns MT’NCIE, Ind.. May 16.—W. F. Gar rard of Marion was injured seriously to day when his motor truck overturned In a ditch near here. Garrard was im prisoned under the truck and suffered a compound fracture of his left leg. New Greek Cabinet Takes Office Today ATHENS, May 16.—The new Greek cabinet of Fremler Stratos was sworn In today. It succeeds the Gounaris min Istry. American Girl Loses Necklace PARIS, Hay 16.—The Marquise Amo dto, formerly Miss Josephone Watn wrlght, an American girl, today In formed the Taris police she had lost a pearl necklace valued at 1,400,000 fraaM (about $125,000). 10-Year-Old Boy Hurt by Automobile Oliver rickhardt, 10, Southport was slightly Injured today when he walked against the side of an automobile driven by George E. Stacy, 5903 College avenue—. The accident occurred at Twenty-FirsM and Illinois streets. The boy was takev to the Methodist Hospital. I Modern Sherlock J Holmes Locates I Missing S2O Bm “It Is simple, my Robert Yoltz. liSiijß;';. street, discovered sMbtl ir e i a ii room. Last nigh* he serin m;c.s"rs pine. . i these g*," v\ j ti* \ ■ - . •': . ’ )j.- J roe .1 "f tile he 11 v, s. A e ’e^^H • gH rrUP'-^B ! t V ,' ■n NO. 4.