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If you don’t already know him, meet Everett
True in today s Times. .
VOL. xxxv.
Letters Cry Defiance
at Law and
Others Are Marked for
Killings Beside
CHICAGO, May 17.—Red rtot and de
struction are foretold In dozens of
threatening letters whi-h catne through
the malls today to high city officials,
the newspapers, the police, prosecutors
and the judges. The letters, crying mad
defiance at •'capitalists," orderly society
and the I.nndis wage award, are signed
by such titles as "Real Bombers" and
' The Burners of Chicago.”
As an alternate to such terrorism* the
letters dictated that the citizens repu
diate the Landis award.
Chief of Police Charles C. Fitzmorrls
and State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe
were among those receiving warning let- 1
ters. The communications generally were j
typewritten and contained numerous j
misspelled words.
i f.ucf Fitzmorrls issued an order
' shoot to kill” all suspeefs found loiter-,
iug around buildings. This • tion fo>- :
lowed the burning last night of seventy
two apartment buildings by the terror- :
One of the letters asserted that a !
"bumping ofT list" has been made up.
"The so-called convict-led labor unions,”
the letter said, "are going to descend
from something that is far more shocking
than bumping off a few 'cops.' We have
a bumping off list made up, you can
whistle it. There are others on it be
sides ‘cops.’ ”
Another letter pours scorn upon the
ability of the State's attorney's staff, say
ing those lawyers "eau’t compare In skill
and brains with efurs."
Warning Is given in another communi
cation that the chief of police "need not
think the police are bigger than organized
labor In Chicago.”
Another letter said:
"There Is going to be a great reign
of terror, burning of homes and bombing,
if the people stand by and watch the
capitalists strangle the thousands of j
producing people of this city."
“Gang terrorism" was held responsible
for the outbreak of Incendiarism In Chi
cago during the night In which three
Ares caused $250,000 damage.
“We were warned that incendiarism
was threatened,” said Chief of I’ollce
The fires broke out in three pla-es
simultaneously. Police said all were
The most destructive caused $200,000
damage to a large apartment building
completed in Rogers Park district by
laborers working tinder the Landis wage
scale, being fought by the Chicago
building trades officials.
Shortly before the Are was discov
ered a man knocked at the • door of
fames M. Corbett, who lives next door t r
:he apartment building aud shouted.
Get out qnick ! There will he an cxplo
lic.n in a minute. To hell with, the Un
lit award.”
Authorities declared the terrorist out
break was a direct result of the arrest
of the "big three" at the top o • Chl
•ago’s building trades organization—
Tim" Murphy, “Con" Shea and Fred
Madcr. They were held in connection
with th“ murder of two pollcement.
In a formal statement Robert Crowe,
State's attorney, declared the police
gangster terrorism had nothing to do
with the purposes of labor.
"This is gang terrorism." ho said. “The ;
rank and file of decent Chicago workmen
have long ago showed their contempt for
the kind of terrorism being practiced in
the name of labor. The building trades
• ouncil has become a name only. Only
i handful of hoodlums compose it. The
unions that made it have deserted in dis
gust. The shattered organization is in
Oie hands of Murphy. Mader and Shea.
Murphy stands convicted of robbing the
mails and Mader and Shea are ex-cou
• Labor, as a whole, has no part in it."
woman aid to
Authorities reported they had obtained
a confession from Mrs. John Miller, wife
of the man alleged to have driven the
automobile from which the two police
men v'ere shot at the start of the out
Mrs. Miller, they said, sat in at a con
ference at which her husband and two j
other men planned to bomb buildings In
the fight fgainst the Landis wage award.
When the trio returned home, she said, '
one of the men was wounded and she j
washed the blood stains from his shirt
Mliler is in custody and the two otliprs i
are sought
Payroll Thieves Escape Cordon
of State Guardsmen and
Deputies With $20,000.
ping through the cordon of State guards
men and deputies, three of the five
Springfield fMo.l payroll bandits, carry
ing with them $20,000 in loot, were today
making their way toward St. Louis in a
stolen automobile. The bandits obtained
the automobile and three days supply . '
food from E. A. Parrish, a farmer living
near here, at the point of revolver*.
Their missing companions may lie dead
in the thickets near Bradshaw Fiats as
the resttlr of two gun battles with posses
late yesterday.
Forecast for Indianapolis and v'cinltv
for the twenty .four hours un iing t
p ra. Thursday. May lb:
Unsettled weather tonight and Tbtirs
day. prot ably showers; not much change!
In temperature.
fi a. m u>
7 a. m 60
8 a. m.. t.j
9 a. in til
10 a. ni til
11 a. in ill
12 (nooni t.g
1 p. m ti
2 p. m. at
Johnson May
Meet Sharp
SAN' FRANCISCO, May 17.—Politicians
today speculated on the probability of
Senator Hiram Johnson meeting sharp
competition for the Republican senatorial
nomination in California this fall follow
ing the sudden resignation of Col. David
P. Barrows as president of the Univer
sity of California. Barrows' resignation
followed rumors that he was about to
enter the senatorial contest as the cham
pion of the anti-Johnson faction.
Proposals for Truce
Also Reported as
PARIS, May 17.—" The United
States will stand pat on the question
of private proprty In Russia because
we nt home face the same situation
in Mexico,” declared James W. Ger
ard. former American Ambassador to
Germany, when he was derorated to
day as a grand officer of the Legion
of Honor.
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PARIS. May 17.—Foreign office of
ficials said today they expected I lie
Genoa conference to come to an end
GENOA, May 17.—George Tchitcherin,
head of the Russian delegation in the In
ternational economic conference, today
told the political suhoommlseion that
Roumania and Jugo slavia must disband
their anti-Bolshevist armies, otherwise
the proposed truce will be useless.
The Russians have accepted modified
proposals for a meeting at The Hague
next month to appoint a Russian Investi
gating commission and also proposals
for a truce, according to a news dispatch.
The truce pact provides that there shall
be no aggressions during the negotiations
at the Hague, where a mixed commission
will Investigate the Russian situation in
detail by taking testimony front a com
mission of Russian experts.
The chief of the Russian delegation
precipitated a lively discussion by pro
posing an amendment to the pact so as to
prevent attacks upon Soviet territory by
bands of "white" or irregular and Bol
shevist forces.
While awaiting the Russian reply the
allies considered Lloyd Georges proposed
temporary truce on a basis of defacto
borders. The British premier intends to
have thi adopted if possible at the next
plenary session.
The clash between Russia and Japan
when Viscount Ishii and George Tchitch
erin warmly exchanged unfriendly words,
brought home to the delegates the d'.ffi
culties In the path of the proposed non
WASHINGTON, May 17. The United
States sat back today to await the n< xt
move front G'r.oa It is confidently ex
peete.l In Washington that possibly with
in the next forty eight hours, certainly
within a week, the statesmen at Genoa
will combine on anew set of proposals
to this Government that will afford the
Administration an opportunity to par
ticipate in the efforts at European re
construction on terms of Us owu making.
Collapse of Negotiations Be
tween Free State and Re
publican Leaders.
DUBLIN. May 17. The Irish peace
committee which has been attempting to
adjust the differences between thu Irish
Free State and the republicans, reported
to the Dail Eirann this afternoon that
no agreement could lie reached. Tfce col
lapse of the peace negotiations caused
deep gloom.
BELFAST. May 17. Sniping broke out
here today, resulting in a report that
the l ister government may proclaim
martial law. The trade association has
declared a boycott upon South Ireland
goods In retaliation for the boycott of the
Republicans against Lister. The military
curfew has been extended.
DUBLIN. May 17.—Fart of fork was
swept by fire early today which de
stroyed the barracks and adjr rent build
ings. The barracks were to have been
taken over at once by Irish Free State
troops. The conflagration could be seen
for miles.
Stock Advances on Report of
Another Merger.
NEW YORK. May 17—Midvale Steel
jumped five points on the stock market
this afternoon to close at sls a share,
while Wall street excitedly discussed ru
mors and reports that Charles Schwab
was attempting another coup to bring
the Midvale' Steel and Ordnance Com
pany into the Bethlehem Lackawanna
Mrs. Stillman Will
Close Divorce Case
YONKERS. May 17. At a conference
at the office of John Brennan, counsel
for Mrs. Anne U. t'rillman. it was de
cided to consider the divorce action
closed and t<> submit the ease Immediate
ly to Referee Daniel J. Qieason for de
Republican Fight in
Keystone State
Statement Issued at
Headquarters of
ernor Sproul late today conceded the
nomination of Gifford Plnrliot. In a
statement Governor Sproul said Pin
chot's victory was a great triumph.
PHILADELPHIA, May 17—" On the
face of the unoifleial returns, Gifford
Pluehot, Independent, has won the Re
publican nomination for Governor," W.
Harry Baker announced this Hftornoon Rt
Republican State committee headquarters.
With 2,300 districts In tho State still
too be heard from, I’lnchot cut the lead
of Alter, organization candidate, to 23.tSJfl.
If the missing districts maintain Pln
chot’s present rate of gain the final count
will show him to have been nominated
by 31,000. This total was not claimed
by l'inchot supporters, however. They
estimated a 10,000 margin. Complete
official returns must definitely determine
the result.
Alter carried Philadelphia by 83,102, his
vet., being 201,011 to 117,849, for Plu
W. W. Roper, Plnchnt's manager here,
gave the credit for lMnehot'g showing to
the women of Pennsylvania.
Alter maintained a lead, tne incomplete
returns showed early today, but at tho
rate IMnchot was gaining on him in some
of tho Interior counties, there was no war
to tell which of tnem would have the
necessary edge, when tho ballots were all
The closeness of the contest undoubted
ly surprised leader* of tho State organ
ization, who, while conceding to Plnchot
great strength in rural counties, did not
export him to roll up the vote In the big
cities, he did.
Plnehot's strength in the interior
counties was shown by the fact that of
the sixty seven counties in the State bo
apparently carried sixty-one.
The senatorial contest between George
Wharton Popper and Congressman Wil
liam J. Burke for the seat made vacant
by the death of Boies Penrose pave
Pepper nn almost two to one victory.
MaJ. David A. Reed of Pittsburgh has
tho most nominal oppoßiilon both for
the unexpired term of tho late Senator
Knox and for the long term of six years
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See anything unu&ual about the picture above?
No? Look again! It's the first time in twenty-one years that such a picture has been obtaina
The reason? President Harding is the first chief executive who smoked since tho days of Presi
dent McKinley. And that was back In 1901.
Five May Die as Result of
Wreck Near Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17.—Two St.
Louts and San Francisco passenger
trains met in a head-on smnshttp a mile
front this city today. Over a score were
injured, five seriously. The two trains
were number twenty-one, southbound
from this city to Springfield, and number
twenty two, northbound from Clinton
Mo. to this city.
Ambulances wore rushed from this city
to the wreck.
Gas Stock Shows
Substantial Gain
Citizens Gas Company common stock
gained one half point on the call of the
Indianapolis Stock Exchange today, fol
lowing the granting of a temporary in
crease in rate to the company by the
Federal Court Monday. This stock, which
at the last call of the exchange wns
quot'd at LMM-i. rose to 21. A few days
ago it was quoted on the exchange at 20.
The par value of the stock Is 25.
There were no sales of the stock, and
no ask was recorded.
There was an unlisted bid of 93 for
the preferred and nn ask of Off. Thert
have been sales of this -atock during
the last two or three weeks nt various
prices, ranging from so for odd lots to
90 for ten-share lots.
Sentenced to Atlanta
for Breaking Liquor
Laws. )
Said to Be Head of
Nation-Wide Con
George Remus, wealthy Cincinnati law
yer, who was sentenced to two years In
the Federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., and
fined SIO,OOO by Judge Weld Peck in tho
Federal Court at Cincinnati Tuesday, aft
er he and thirteen other defendants had
been found guilty of conspiracy to vio
late the national prohibition laws, also is
under indictment in Federal Court here
for offenses growing out of the same
circumstances which led to his convic
tion In Cincinnati.
In addition to charges of violation of
tha liquor law*, Remus is charged with
conspiracy to bribe Bert Morgan, Federal
prohibition director, In the indictments
pending here.
Remus, who is said by Federal prohi
bition officers to have been tha head of
a tremendous conspiracy of nation-wide
scope to withdraw bonded whisky Illegal
ly from distilleries and warehouses and
to market It, appeared at the office of
Mark Storen, T'nlfed States marshal,
shortly after his Indictment and gave
bond of SIO,OOO, He was not called for
arraignment by Judge Albert B. Ander
son on arraignment day. May 8. as Un
case at Cincinnati was then on trial.
Alleged Illegal withdrawals of whisky
from the warehouse of the Squlbbs Com
pany at l.awreneeburg during 1021 led
to an Investigation of the matter by Fed
eral authorities and later a raid was
made by Indiana and Ohio Federal pro
hibition agents on a farm near Cincinnati
which resulted In tho seizure of an
enormous quantity of whisky.
During the trial at Cincinnati a num
ber of witnesses were called from Indi
anapolis. including Director Morgan and
prohibition and Department of Internal
Revenue officers. On the stand Morgan
told in detail the attempts of the de
fendants to bribe him.
The other thirteen del rndants were
sentenced by Judge Peck to prison terms
of from one year and a day to eighteen
months and fines running as high as
With Remus In the local cases are In
dicted Harry A. Brown. Clem Horbes,
George Conners, Ernest Brady, John
Gehrun. Harry Gardewing George Dater
and Robert E. Flora, all living In or
near Cincinnati.
WASHINGTON, May 17.—Gifford
Plnchot has beaten tha Republican
State machine In Pennsylvania and
won the nomination for Governor, said
a telegram received here today by
Senator Hiram Johnson, Republican,
of California, from Alexander P.
Moore, publisher of the Pittsburgh
V -
Scores Fight to Extinguish
Blaze From Gas Well
in Kansas.
ELDORADO, Ark., May 17.—Scores of
men fought today to extinguish a fire
in a gas well eight miles from here.
Flames are leaping from 200 to 300 feet
in the air.
Willie Green Cook
Taken for Robbery
Willie Green Cook, 21, negro, 1530 Ynn
des street, was arrested today In connec
tion with the investigation of an attempt
ed robbery of the safe of the Duraul
Motor Car Company, 962 North Meridian
street, N*
A negro was found working on the
safe at the Durant salesroom by Julius
Smith, negro porter. The burglar cov
ered Smith with a revolver and made his
escape through a window.
Cook was later arrested.
Soviet Ousts
News Writer
From Russia
LONDON, May 17.—Edwin Ilulln
ger, a correspondent, has been ex
pelled from Russia on ninety-six
hours' notice, following a dispute
with tho Soviet government over his
alleged attempt to cable advance in
formation concerning the Russo-Ger
man treaty, evading the censorship.
New York Banker Ad
vises Cancellation
of Obligation.
j WASHINGTON, May 17.—Cancellation
of the $11,000,000,000 foreign debt to the
United States as to the “shortest road
► back to prosperity,” was advocated today
before the annual convention of the
United States Chamber of Commerce by
i John Ross Delaficld, international banker
j of New York.
j Payment of the big debt, now being ar
i ranged by the special commission created
I by Congress, would diminish American
! oxport trade and cut down home eon
j sumption, Delafleld said. He contended
! the turning over of the money owed to
j this Government by the allies would
I catt'e it to be placed In the United States
Treasury rather than in tho pockets of
exporting firms.
Efforts will be made during the con
vention to have the Chamber of Commerce
I go on record in favor of Delafleld's pro
! posa!, but this move will undoubtedly
meet with strong opposition.
American business men iu general, ac
cording to many of the delegates, favor
tho prompt payment of tho foreign debt.
Fireman Given 90
1 Days Absence Leave
t° Visit Ireland
The board of public safety thdny grant
ed Chauffeur Joseph Tuohy of Engtne
Company No. 1 a ninety day leave of ab
sence to visit Ireland. To get such per
mission a fireman must waive his rights
in the pension fund during the period he
is out of the Country.
I Members of the board asked If Tuohy
planned to straighten out Ireland while
lie wa* there. Fire Chief O’Brien an
ewered :
“I don’t know.” he said, "but I think
; the Irish ought to he able to run that
i country. They run this onP."
Chamberlin Announces Plan
of British Cabinet on
LONDON. May 17. —Austin Ohamber
laln today announced that^ the Govern
ment considered its defeat last night, in
the House of Commons, a serious matter.
The Cabinet, Chamberlain said, will np
point a committee to examine the ques
tion of school teachers salaries, which
was the Issue upon which the government
met defeat, 151 to 14S, on a division.
Branch Library
Wants Directories
The business brnneh of the Indianapo
lis public library is asking for discarded
Indianapolis directories now that the new
directories are out. These nre exchanged
for directories from other cities. The
business branch has found the di
rectories valuable to law tlrms and busi
ness houses wishing to verify addresses
and for other reference needs. These di
rectories may be left at any branch li
brary or at the central lib.ary. If donor
will telephone addresses die business
branch will send for the directory, it Is
Amateur yeggmen attempted to Open a
big safe in the L. D. Tyler company's
furniture store, 122 South Pennsylvania
street, today.
Four Persons Dead in
Crash at Brazos
Crowd Stood Watching
Floods Beneath
MARLIN, Texas, May 17—Four per
sons were known to be dead today and
thirteen others are missing as the re
sult of the collapse of the Marlin-Belton
bridge over tho Brazos River. Thirty
five persons were on the bridge when it
went down.
Only one body ha* been recovered, that
of Mrs. Ed Mosely of Beaumont.
The other throe dead are: F. M Stall
worth, mayor of Marlin; Dr. W. H.
Alien of Marlin and tho 7-year-old son
of Clayton Briggs of Marlin.
Thirteen other persons on th(| bridge
at tho time of tie accident cannot be
The collapse catne as the crowd on the
bridge was watching workmen repair the
structure, weakened by the recent high
water. The west spaa gave way, pre
cipitating all on that portion of the
bridge into the water.
NATCHEZ, Miss., May 17.—Eight
Louisiana towns were threatened with
inundation today as water from the
swollen Mississippi River aud its tribu
taries swept through a levee break on
Bayou Deglaises, near Hamburg, La.,
reports here stated.
Water ruhhlng through the break which
was reported more than 300 feet wide,
sweeping southward into Avoyelles, Point
Coupee, St. Laridres, St. Martin, and
1 ncrvlUe parishes—Louisiana's sugar cane
LOS ANGELES. Calif., May 37 The
east end of Riverside County, consisting
of about 40,000 acres of fine farm lands,
is being flooded today as a result of a
break in the levee of the Colorado River
nt Hauser's Bend, a short distance from
ANGOLA, 1.a., May 17.—Six to seven
thousand acres of land, under cul Na
tion by Inmates of the State Peniten
tiary here, was inundated by a break in
the levee at Bob's Bayou, about two
and one half miles from the main build
ings of the State Farm today.
A thousand convicts are being conveyed
to safety from the flooded fields. Be
sides the State lands, thousands of other
nores and hundreds of people are said to
lie in more or less danger.
City Employe, Defeated Candi
date for Council, Goes to
Auto Firm.
Henry E. Harris, chief clerk in the
city purchasing department, left the
city's employment today to become em
ployment and personnel agent for the
Stutz Motor Cur Company of America,
lie was with the Rtutz company before
going to the city bnll.
Elmer Williams, defeated for the lie
publican nomination for trustee of Center
Township in the recent primary election,
will succeed Harris. Ho went to work
this morning, but Jesse E. Mliler. pur
chasing agent, said technically his ap
poiutment will not be completed until
Mayor Shank returns to the city. It is
understood William It. Armitago. political
marshal at tho city hall, got the job for
The position was created by the city
council only a few weeks ago. Harris
was a Republican candidate for coun
cilman in the municipal election last
year, but withdrew when it was discov
ered hia citizenship was clouded by nat
uralization papers he took out In Can
ada several years ago. Friends of Har
ris In the council voted to make the
berth In tho purchasing department,
pnylng SI,BOO a year, in order to take
care of him.
Two Thousand Die
in Wreck — They’re
’ Chickens , Though
PEEKSKILL. N. Y., May 17.—One man
was killed, all through traffic on the
New York Central was held up two hours
and a half and about 2,000 chickens are
believed to have been killed when two
freight trains were wrecked In a rear
end cnlllsslon on a sharp curve north
of here today.
Fire Chief’s First Trip
Out of State Costs SSO
No one can ever accuse Chief of Police
John J. O'Brien of being profligate with
the people's money if he keeps up the
record for economy established on his
first trip at public expense as revealed in
an expense account he filed with the
hoard of public safety today.
The chief went to Atlantic City to at
tend a fire prevention convention. He
was gone ten days. It was the first time
ho was ever outside Indiana and one of
the few times he has been outside Mar
ion County. The chief hits been on the
fire department since he was a young
man. Firemen don't get many chances j
to get away and the chief always pre-i
ferred to spend what vacations he got in ]
his home town.
But did the chief out loose and caper I
considerably when he once got away? •
lie did not. Take the word of the mem
bers of the board of public safety for it, |
Drivers of Cars Who Mix Gas With Liquor Are
Targets of Joint War Waged by Law
Enforcement Officers Five Cases Are
Pending in Court.
I will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any case in
which It Is shown that a death was due to the driver of an automo
bile being under the Influence of liquor.—Paul F. Robinson, coroner.
8 J
The police department and the coroner’s office Joined today In a
war on drunken automobile drivers.
Three more arrests on charges of opeiating a motor vehicle while
under the Influence of liquor are on the police slate and cases against
at least two others on Eimilar charges are pending.
Dispute Over Right-of-Way on
Capitol Avenue May Have
Fatal Result.
In an altercation over which had the
right-of-way on Capitol avenue near
Vermont street today, Carl Addis,
West Ohio street, was stabbed and
probably fatally wounded with an ice
pick in tho hands of William Bell, negro,
810 Muskingum street.
The argument started, according to
Mary Long of Lebanon, Ind., who was
with Addis in an automobile, when the
negro drove an ice wagon into Capitol
avenue in such a manner that it blocked
Addis' automobile.
Bell escaped but was later arrested.
Beil said the Long woman brandished !
a revolver during the course of the ar- j
gument. A revolver was found in the 1
automobile. She was arrested charged
with drawing deadly weapons and va
Makes Several Changes in
Fire and Police
rapt. n. n. Fulmer of the fire depart
ment, who was reduced from battalion
chief Jan. 2. was elevated to his old
rank by the board of safety today. He
has charge of the firemen's training |
school. Chauffeur Otto F. Gray of
Pumper Company No. 21 was promoted ;
to lieutenant.
Resignations of Patrolmen Edward j
Stiegelmeyer and Brady and
Substitute Firemen William I>. Herder
and William B. Van Seyoc were accepted.
Charges of conduct unbecoming a fire
man and insubordination were filed
against Firemnn Ernest Roekhold of
Pumper Company No. 10 by Chief O'Brien.
Roekhold was under charges a few months |
Chief of Police Herman F. Rikhoff 1
wn* Instructed to have patrolmen arrest
all persons and firms rostlng bills with
out permission. The board said it has ;
r celled complaints from citizens that bill- i
posters have been indiscriminately tack
ing up signs on telephone polls and pri
vate property No Bills''
signs were up.
Thirty or More Magnates Dinei
at White House T>
NEW YORK, May 17.—President Hard
ing has invited thirty or forty of the
country's lending steel men to dinner at
the White House Thursday night, tho
Dow Jones News Service declared today.
It is understood that among those in
vited are E. H. Gary, James A. Farrell.
Charles M. Schwab, Eugoen G. Grace,
William E. Corey, John A. Topping and
J. E. Repiogle.
of Bosse Dies
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. May 17.—H. Fred
Riechmann. 44. president of the West Side
Bank, dropped dead of heart failure at his
home here at 11 a. m. today. He was a
brother-in-law of the late Mayor Bosse.
he did not. Itemized down to the last
penny, the chief submitted his accou it
calling for a total of $135.70. This In
cluded s*" for railroad fare, leaving ap
proximately SSO out of which he pt.ld
hotel and restaurant bills for ten days
in Atlantic City.
Members of tbe hoard wanted to know
how he did it. The chief calmly replied
that whenever he had to spend over $2
a day for food he paid the difference out
of hie pocket. If other expenses looked
too high, he paid part of them with his
own money, he said.
The board insisted that he submit a
new account, including everything he
spent, since his trip was In the Interests
of a better fire department. The chief
refused, saying he had obtained con
siderable Information of personal value
to hlinseif and he was willing to share
part of the expense.
Wooley Woodbridge, 1424 North La
Salle street, was found guilty in city
court of operating a motor vehicle while
under the Influence of liquor and fined
SSO and costs by Ralph Updyke, judge
pro tem. No jail sentence Is provided by
law for this offense.
Mrs. Lulu Jetters, 27, 1131 South Bel
mont avenue, was Injured last night in
an accident in which the police charge
a drunken automobile driver figured.
The driver is George L. ScovUle, 42, 128
East Pratt street, who is charged with
operating a motor vehicle while under the
influence of liquor.
Mrs. Jetter with her husband, James
Jetter, and their three children were
riding in a buggy at Blake street and
Indiana avenue when they were struck
by an automobile driven by Scoville,
Jetter was also arrested charged with
improper driving and failure to display
a light.
Frank Lacey, 302 Eastern avenue, was
found asleep in an automobile parked on
the sidewalk at St. Clair street and the
Monon railroad tracks last midnight. He
was charged with operating a motor ve
hicle while under the influence of liquor.
The third arrest was that of Wesley
Schoolbridge, 29, 2117 North La Salle
street, who, the police say, was driving
an automobile while drunk.
[ Coroner Robinson was unable to find
evidence that Thomas Handley, negro,
j 135 Arlington avenue, who was driving
an automobile three weeks ago when the
car turned over an*;kuied his wife, Car
rie, was drunk. a result, he recom
mended that charge* of manslaughter
against Handley be dismissed and Judge
Delbert O. Wllmeth of city court acted
on the recommendation.
Dr. Robinson said he examined a large
number of witnesses in the case and that
they all agreed Handley was not drunk,
although he was charged by the police
' with being drunk.
| The coroner In connection with his
j recommendation that Ha'iley ke dis
| charged made a statement in which he
declared he would prosecute to the fullest
extent of the law cases against drunken
drivers who cause accidents.
Two other cases In which manslaughter
and operating a motor vehicle while un
der the influence of liquor is charged,
are pending in city conrt. One of them
is against George Morgan, who is charged
with driving an automobile into the side
of a train, resulting in the death of Mr*.
Morgan. The other case is against Tim
Casserly of near Lebanon, who the j)Ollce
say struck Mrs. Lenora E. Norris and
knocked her under the wheels of an in
terurban car, which ran over her. ,
President Harding Sets
Example With Reduction
of 40 Per Cent.
WASHINGTON, May 17.—With two
more months to go Federal Government
expenditures for the present fiscal year
total but $2,519.876.13S as compared with
$4,277,563,186 for the game period last
President Harding leads all of the Gov
ernment branches and functions in econo
my setting a practical example. Expendi
tures by the White House were $182,133,
a forty per cent cut from the previous
Vessel Crashes on Rocks of
Cape Blanco and Is
SAN FRANCISCO. May 17.—Twenty
lives were imperiled today when the
motor ship Ozmo crashtd on the rocks
at Cape Blanco and began s'oking rapid
ly alter being refloated.
The vessel's crew of twenty was re
ported to have put off in life boats.
Help was rushed.
Four Clinics Held
by State Dentists
Four clinics were on today's program'
of the Indiana Dental Association, in
convention here. Dr. Arthur Black of
Chicago will address the dentists this
evening on some of the problems of the
Dr. Earl Brooks of Noblesville has
boen formally installed as president or
tl;e society. Dr. Charles A. Priest of
Marion will be installed as president at
the next annual meeting of the associa
PETERSBURG, Ind., May 17.—With a
stone tied about his neck a man be
lieved to he Luther Beuton, 45, of Vin
cennes. leaped into White River, about
three miles nortii of this place, and was
drowned. A number of fishermen saw
him leap, but were unable to save his life.
NEW YORK, May Iff—Picking his
teeth with a match caused the death
of Charles Castellano. It ignited
suddenly. He threw it hastily from
him—into a can of gasoline, which
exploded, setting fire to his clothing.
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