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Events in the Social World Are Covered by Times Society Reporters. VOL xxxv. GOMPERS IS RE-ELECTED LABOR CHIEF Opposition Vanishes, Causing Great Surprise. FORTY-FIRST TIME Fischer Has Contest, but Slate Is Re named. CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 23.— 1 Samuel Gompers was today re-elect ed president of the American Federa tion of Labor in convention here. • Gompers' re-election without op position was the biggest surprise of | . the convention, following as it did i | vigorous attempts during the past Ifew days to crystallize opposition Ragainst him. r "From the very bottom of my heart I thank you for this unani mous re-election as president of the American Federation of Labor.” Gom perg declared in accepting his continued honors. "At some t‘me before the convention adjourns I may have something to say regarding your election of me, but at this time, consistent with the purpose I had in mind of brevity, l must refrain from any further remarks." Gompers' election was the forty-first time he has been chosen to head the federation, he having held the office dur ing the entire life of the federation, with the exception of one year. James Duncan, head of the Granite Workers, was re-elected first vice presi dent. Without opposition, Joseph F. Valen tine of the molders, Frank Duffy of the street car men. William Green of the miners. W. D. Mahon of the street car men and T. A. Rickert of the garment J workers were re-elected as vice pres:- j dents. The first opposition to the present of ficers of the federation came with the election of seventh vice president. Thomas F. Flaherty, secretary of the poetofflee clerks, was nominated as opposing Jacob Fischer of the International Union of Journeymen Barbers. Fischer was re elected. Matthew Well of the engravers was elected eighth vice president. Daniel Tobin of the teamsters was re- j elected treasurer of the federation. Frank Morrison was unanimously re- ! elected secretary. The forty-third annual convention will be held in Portland, Ore. In October, 1923. The delegates so voted this afternoon i after considering an invitation also from Houston. Texas. William G. Hulsbeck of Kentucky j State federation was named fraternal delegate to attend the Dominion Trade and Labor Congress in Canada, and Benjamin Schlessinger, New York, of the Ladies' Garment Workers’ Union, and Edward J. McGivern of the Plasterers’ Union, fraternal delegates to the British Trades Unions. CITIZENS SEEK INJUNCTION TO STOP PAVING Charge Contract Was Let Il legally for King Street Job. Charging illegal awarding of a con tract for the paring of King street be tween St. Clair street and the first alley south of Sixteenth street, sixty-two of the ninety-fire property owners residing oil that street filed suit in Superior Court Room 1 today against city of Indian apolis and the Marion County Construc tion Company, seeking an injunction to prerent the defendants carrying out a contract for paring the street. The complaint states the city adopted a resolution for the improvement April 19. The resolution made optional use of wooden blocks, asphalt, bituminous con crete, concrete or brick laid in six inches of gravel for a thirty-foot-wide street, with 337 feet of marginaf limestone. This resolution was confirmed May 10. Bids were submWted May 24 after the city declared In favor of asphalt and an order was adopted to that effect. Six construction firms submitted prices ranging from $3 39 a lineal foot for rein forced. two-course concrete to $5.43 for sheet asphalt. Twelve days later, the majority of the freeholders concerned presented a peti tion asking two-course concrete be used. The city engineer made no record of this petition and absolutely disregarded It, it is alleged. The contract was awarded to the de fendant company at a price of $5.43 per lineal foot of asphalt. The complaint states the city refused to recognize the petition of the plaintiffs and refused to accept the lowest hid. that of A. D. Bowen, who bid $3 39 per lineal foot for construction of a two-course concrete roadway, which was as requested in the petition. The contract is illegal and irivalid, the complaint sets forth, because the petition of the majority of the property owners was disregarded and the lowest bid was not accepted, as the law provides it must be. Complete Recess of House Proposed WASHINGTON, June 23.—A complete recess of the House for one month or fire weeks from Jane 30 was proposed today by Republican Leader Mondell. The recess would be effected by an ad journment for that period under a con current resolution to be passed by the House and Senate. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for the twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m., Saturday. June 24: Fair and warmer tonight and Saturdar. HOURLY TEMPERATURE. j 8 a. m 08 7 a. m 70 8 a. m 76 • 9 a. m 75 10 a. m 80 11 a. m S2 12 (noon) 84 1 p. m 1 88 2 P- m SS ‘Wha’ D’y See ’ May Help to Locate Man The “Wha’ D'y See” column In the Times—a frivolous feature that was started merely to brighten the day for our redaers—may be the means of locat ing a man of impaired mentality, who has wandered away and become lost to hla wife and children. A few days ago this item appeared in “Wha' D'y See?”: F. M. T. reports a tramp who knocked at the door and asked for a bite. When he was asked into the kitchen and seated before a platter of food, he bowed his head and al tered a prayer before starting to eat. Today Mrs. Margaret Reid, 419 North Delaware street, expressed belief that the “tramp'' was her husband, Norman O. Reid, who disappeared from his home on June 19- Reid was on furlough from the Central Indiana Hospital for Insane. When he left home he wore a dark gray suit, brown hat. black shoes and blue shirt. He has brown eyes and curly hair. The Times docs not know the identity of F. M TANARUS., but if the contributor to the abhve item to “Wha’ D'y See.” will get in touch with Mrs. Reid or with the editor of the Times, a service may be porformed for the wife and children of the missing man. MINEOWNERS MAY ASK AN INJUNCTION Complaint Is Being Prepared for Filing. IN FEDERAL COURT; Interest in the coal mine strike cen- j tered in Indianapolis again today, with j the prospect that a suit to enjoin the United Mine Workers of America from interfering through violence with the mining of coal will be filed in Federal Court here within a very short time. The complaint, it is understood, is being prepared by Miller, Dailey & Thomp son, attorneys, in behalf of operators in Indiana fields, and possibly for those in other parts of the central competitive field. No official statement was forthcoming 9 to the exact nature of the suit, but it was expected to follow the lines of j the suit filed by the Borderland Coal j Company for the purpose of putting a j stop to the West Virginia mine war some > time ago. Such an injunction, if granted, could b ! used by the Federal Government to take j a hand in such disturbances as the Illinois J mine war, and to punish persons respon- ! sible. While no announcement has been made, 1 it was expected the defendants will be j the international officers of the miners j and the State officers in Indiana. If the I action covers the entire central com- ! petltive field, the officers of districts comprising this section probably would be defendants. The proposed suit is regarded as a possible first step of operators to put an end to the nation-wide coal strike. Cops Resent Rehearsing on Their Day Oft A murmur of discontent that threatens to become a howl of rebellion was heard around police headquarters today when the order was given that policemen should use their day off for target prac tice. A policeman has a day off once in every two weeka. He works on Sunday end all holidays. When it was announced ;that police officers must go to the In dianapolis Gun Club on their day off and fire the required number of rounds at a target, there was a general hurried canceling of fishing tripe and other en gagements. I “We pay our own car fare to the In dianapolis Gun Club and back," said one | policeman, “but that is not so bad. Then the cartridges we use cost about $1 for each target practice, and we pay for them out of our own money. That is not so bad, but when we are forced to go out to that target range on our day off, the one day in two weeks we have (with our families, *tbat is almost the ; limit.” FORGET YOURSELF! Step out of the humdrum, dull ing existence of the prosaic, work aday world, into the realm of ro mance, of adventure, of ‘ ‘ SCARAMOUCHE ’ * * the hero of the greatest historical romance written in ten years. You will enjoy to the depths of your deepest emotions this swift marching, marvelous story by Ra fael Sabatlni. which starts In the Indiana Daily Times MONDAY, JUNE 26 lt‘s a story of the French .revolu tion, of plots and duels, 4f men who lived for love and of ( *nen who died through hate —of a beautiful girl and— BUT BEAD IT! Juifiana flail® cfitttffl LLOYD GEORGE INCLUDED IN MURDER PLOT Irish Rebel Ring Is Disclosed, Police Assert. FIND DOCUMENTS Death of Sir Henry Wilson First of Conspiracy. LONDON, June 23.—Other promi nent British officials, including Lloyd George, have been marked for assas sination by an Irish rebel murder ring, the police believe today from disclos ures following the murder of Sir Henry Wjlson, Ulster defense chief. The London police have captured sensational documents disclosing a conspiracy to kill several prominent personages, as well as plans for a campaign of outrages throughout England. The Inquest into Sir Henry Wil son's murder will be held Monday. The slayers of the famed field marshal were given a preliminary hearing in Westminster police court today, and were remanded for a week. Three factors led the police and mili tary authorities to suspect that Wilson's death may have been only the first blow of a widespread murder plot agatust op ponents of republican Ireland. 1. A quantity of arms and munitions. Including hand grenades and gellnite, within a house a stone's throw of where Sir Henry Wilson was shot down, was discovered. 2. Evidence of sixteen men and a woman arrested for questioning last ] night. 3. Stories of witnesses to the shooting ; of Wilson, who agree that apparent, nc- I complices of the assassins were in the neighborhood and attempted to divert the : chase following the murder. It wrs authoritatively stated today that the assassins. James O'Brien au-1 James O’Connelly, operated in conjunction with a large organixstion. Both were con- j nected with the Irish republican army, I in wtft capacity was not made clear. ! O'Connelly had been employed as a night watchman at Richmond House ter- j race, the government buildings Just op posite the entrance to Downing street, j on which Lloyd George's residence is located. Both murderers, it was said, resided at Croydon, near the airdome, for aome time. Predictions that the government's ex istence would be jeopardized by the death of Wilson, owing to a revulsion of feeling against tbs present Irish pol icy proved apparently unfounded when the House of Commons, by 107 to 43, defeated a motion to adjourn. Chamberlain and Edward Shortt, home secretary, were subjected to a fire of criticism and questioning. The former declared that, owing to the improved Irish situation, special police guards guarding prominent personages here were withdrawn a month ago. He added these guards had been resumed today. CITY MARKET CONTROL NOW IS MUNICIPAL County Commissioners Re linquish Jurisdiction When Question Is Brought Up. Jurisdiction over the market stands on the inside of the sidewalk surrounding the courthouse ha* been handed over to the city authorities by county commis sioners Harry D. Tntewller and Albert Hoffman, it was announced today. The change was brought about when a delegation from the city hall, headed by Ed G. Sourbier of the board of safety, called on Tutewiler and Hoffman to dis cuss the question of who had authority over the inside stands. The result of the conference was that the city police will have power to close the stands at 1 o’clock on all market days except Satur day, and that the owners of the sfards ore now amenable to the city inspector of weights and measures. It was also agreed that a stand owner could have only one stand. Heretofore Is seems that stand owners could rent one from the county and one from the city. The county officials favored giving pref erence to farmers who bring in their own produce and market it direct to the peo ple, while the city delegation was favor able to the local element. Falling that, they expressed the wish that the farmers allowed be from Marion County exclusive ly. When U was brought out that the farmers of Marion County might not be able to supply the demand for produce the point was dropped. The proposition that farmers be allowed to drive into the Courthouse yard was (liscussed and dropped. FLANK ATTACK ON BONUS BILL Senator Williams, Democrat, Would Restrict Bene ficiaries. WASHINGTON, June 23.—A Dank at tack was made on the soldiers' bonne today by Senator Williams, Democrat of Mississippi, an avowed bonus opponent, when he offered an amendment to the McOumber bonus bill in the Senate to day which would restrict payment of the tonus to those ex-service men who earn annual incomes of $2,000 or less. SUMMER HOURS The retail stores of Indianapolis belonging to the Merhcants Associ ation will commence observing the 5 o'clock closing hour on July 5. The stores will close on this hour on the first five days of the week from July 5 to and Including Sept. 1. This hour does not apply to Satur days, as many of the stores will close >on Saturdays at noon. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922. While On Your • Vacation Don’t fail to let THE DAILY TIMES accom pany you. Call Main 3500 for short term subscription rates. REGISTRATION LAW UPHELD IN HIGHCOURT Suit Filed Against Act Fails to Win Out. VALIDITY SETTLED 1921 Amendment Is Basis for Legal Attack. The Indiana registration law in con stitutional, the Supreme Court of Indiana held today in sustaining the Weils Cir cuit Court in finding against Abraai Simmons, prominent attorney of Bhifftou on a suit attacking the law. Simmons filed the suit several months ago, asking injunction to prevent Wells [ County officials from carrying out pro- i vtstons of the registration law. He al- I leged the law unconstitutional because when Article 2, Section 2 of the State Constitution was amended at the special election of 1921 the words “If he shall i have been duly registered according to law,” which were contained in. the old section were left out. The section Is that which gives equal suffrage to women. Simmons held the Constitution defines qualifications for a voter and the Legis lature has no power to go further and prescribe registration as a requirement. BROAD RIPPLE IS STIRRED UP BY ANNEXATION Residents of Suburban Village Divided on Matter of Adoption. Both “Pro” and “Anti” annexationists were busy in Broad Ripple today circu lating' petitions and remonstrances on the question of annexation to Indian apolis in an endeavor to prove without a doubt that the majority of Broad Kippl* residents are either for becoming a part of Indianapolis or for staying out. Those who favor annexation* were .circulating a petition asking Mayor Shank promptly to sign the ordinance passed by the city council annexing the northern suburb while those oposed were getting ready to carry a remonstrance to court Two meetings were held last night, one at Shadd's Hall, Sixty-First and College avenue, by those who favor annexation, and the other at the home of Fred Rauscber, 3420 College avenue, by those opposed. The “anti's" claim that they have already obtained the signatures of between 400 and 500 persons to the re monstrance. Among the speakers at the meeting at the Rauscher home were William J. Clark, Dr. 8. F. Hesler, Mr. Rauseher, Edward Hitchcock and Robert Glanbke, a member of the Broad Ripple town board. Thos who are opposed to annexation said that the town of' Broad Ripple would be asked to provide means of garbage collection in the near future and that a meeting of the Broad Ripple Chamber of Commerce would be held soon to discuss means of solving that problem. Garbage disposal by the city has been one of the arguments used by the proponents of annexation with considerable effect. William J. Clark, one of the speakers, ! asserted that the building of a Sewer sys- ! tern extending through Broad Ripple was j not dependent upon annexation, as ha been stated by members of the board of j works. He cited the situation with re- | gard to Woodruff which he said was not a part of Indianapolis and yet bad ' a sewer system. He referred also to a similar situation at Beech Grove. Other speakers asserted that street car rates would not be lowered: that freight rates would not decrease: that Broad Ripple's individual school system would be de moralised, teachers discharged and re placed by Incompetent substitutes. The ■ Indianapolis school board was also tho subject of attack by the speakers. J. B. Hessong. chairman of the annex ation forces, pointed out the cost of the remonstrance If defeat in court would have to be met by those signing it and that fewer signatures would be obtained by those circulating the remonstrance if that fact was generally known. The pe tition asking Mayor Shank to sign the annexation ordinance will be presented Monday, it was anounced, and a num ber of Broad Ripple women will be ap pointed, it was said, lo present the pe tition to Mayor Shank. Heavy Truck Goes Through Bridge A five-ton truck driven by Calvin Schoob, 41 South Meridian street, crashed through the Linden street bridge over Pleasant run today, when Scboob attempted to cross it. Schoob escaped with a bruised and cut elbow and a slightly injured knee. Parent-Teacher Association to Ask Shank for More Playgrounds Convinced the city needs more, In stead of fewer, playgrounds the civic committee of the Federation of Parent- Teacher Associations of the Indianapolis public schools will go before Mayor Shank as goon as he returns to the city and ask that he alter the plans of the city recreation department to discontinue eleven or more grounds this summer. The hoard of directors of the federa tion met on Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. W. Vestal, 431 North Gray street, and expressed practically unanimous disapproval of curtailment of recreation facilities. | Thirty three olaygrounds will be opetled Saturday, Edward Mcßride, dl FIND TRAIL IN MURDER OF SHEFFER Nie Sheffer, Brother, Released After Questions. SECOND ARREST Three Shots Fired Into Body of Dead Man. AUBURN, Ind.. June 23.—Bloodhounds struck a trail here today to clear the mysterious murder of James VV. Sheffer, prominent resident of Auburn, and the probably fatal shooting of his wife. Three shots were fired into Sheffer's body and he fell dead. Two bullets entered Mrs. Shelter's body and she is in a critical condition. They were entering their garage late last night, returning home from a band concert. "There were shots and shots and shots," said Mr*. Sheffer. "I thought they never would get through shooting The shots seemed to be coming up from below." A son and a daughter, the only chil dren of Mr. and Mrs. Sheffer. were killed In January, 1921. when their home was dynamited and destroyed. The parents were Injured at that time, too. Follow ing the explosion. Nie Sheffer, a brother, was arrested, but was released later. The only clew police have are three discharged cartridges from an auto matic pistol. One was on the floor of the garage door and two more were in the automobile, indicating the Shelters were shot at close range. Baput'rs and guards were stationed on all roadu leaving Auburn. Nie Steffers, was taken into custody again ecrly today and questioned by police. Later he was released. Judge Takes Rap at Jails and Paroles High taxes, pampering of prisoners at penal institutions and the parole .-system, were discussed at considerable length by Judge Albert B. Anderson in Fed eral Court today when forty-seven defen dants who had previously entered pleas of guilty or bad been found guilty of a wide variety of Federal offenses, appeared for sentence. “As I understand it we have a parole board in this State to determine if pris oners at State institutions have been thoroughly reformed, and if so, they are let out of prison,” Judge Anderson said. “Why, we have had more paroled prisoners up here than ods could count, prisoners who have been thoroughly ’re formed,’ and then get right back into trouble again. “We pay high taxes, property is as sessed at more than it is worth, and at penal institutions they have s,lower baths, movies, baseball games, and marble bathrooms. Why I haven't any *hower bath in my house. Have you got a shower bath?” Judge Anderson asked Martin Hugg. lawyer, who was sitting a short discancft from the bench. “Well why don't yon commit a crime | and get one?" he added when Mr. Hugg I answered In the negative. “.And yet this man Thompson," re ferring to Lester Thompson of Mnncie . (Continued on Page Nineteen.) Safety Board Prohibit Al Indiscrlmlnate pre-Fourth of July uae of fireworks caused the board of public safety today to threaten to prohibit use of firecrackers and other explosireg whfeli a city ordinance gives the board power to suppress if it so desires. Instructions have been issued to Chief of Police Eikhoff to haTe any person caught shooting fireworks before the Fourth of July arrested. A fine of from $5 to S2OO Is provided for violation of the fireworks ordinance. Several days ago Oscar O. Wise, ex ecutive secretary of ‘he board, announced the same rules in force last year would he continued this year. These provide no one can shoot, possess, buy or sell any firecracker longer than three inches, any pistol, toy gun. toy cannon, blank cartridge containing black gunpowder or other more powerful explosive, any fire cracker containing an explosive more powerful than gunpowder or nay device which throws a spark or itself higher than ten feet. This absolutely prohibts Roman candles and sky-rockets under any consideration. Merchants can be ar rested for even having them in stock, it was pointed out. The ordinance provides the board of rector of recreation, has announced. There were more than forty-five operated last summer. The question has been referrred to the parks and recreation committee of tip? Indianapolis Federation of Community Civic Clubs by Edward O. Snethen, president, for action Saturday morning. He said be thought the committee would adopt a resolution declaring against closing any grounds. This would be submitted to the general meeting of the federation next Friday evening. narks and recreation committee is to confer with the board of park com missioners Saturday Corning upon the iproponal to establish A municipal lake WEEKS IS ON WRONG TRACK, SAYS BISHOP Prohibition Views Do Not Express Popular Sentiment. PRIMARIES PROVE Forces of Dry Inter ests Little Con cerned. i Secretary of War Weeks, in de claring for the modification of the prohibition laws, misjudged the sen | tlment of the people, Bishop Thomas B. Nicholson of Chicago, president of the Anti-Saloon 1 i ca - declared in a ml statement to the Bl Mi Times today. jjmM here attending the meeting of the let -hodlst V . J bishops. \ N J Bishop Nlchol ■ f 'ii Ron Kald the P ro- ii htbitlon forces are not much perturbed over the attitude of NICHOLSON. the Sect otary of War. As proof that the Secretary of War is wrong, Bishop Nicholson pointer to the recent primaries, especially the one in Pennsylvania, where Gifford Plnchot, a member of the Anti-Saloon League, was nominated for Governor. The statement follows: “The prohibition forces are not ao j much perturbed over the statement of j Secretary of War Weeks. He has al- I ways held substantially the position of opposition he now takes. He has been In the column of the lrreeonciliables on : the prohibition question and has voted : against the prohibition legislation. DEPENDS ON WHO’S TALKING. “As to his statement that he has found j a general sentiment in favor of an amendment to the Volstead act. that de pends upon the persons to whom he listens. "The facts are fairly ascertainable The results of the primaries held thus far do not bear him out. It has not been so In Illinois, where there is a gain of at least one congressional nominee favoring : no repeal In the sum total of the list. “It was not so In Pennsylvania, where! the Republicans nominated a member of j the Anti Saloon League board for Gov- j ernor. It has not been so in Oregon.! Wherever the test on a wine and beer j clause has been made thua far, the re- j sells have not Jnstlfled the statement that j there is a general sentiment of a modlfl- , cation of the Volstead act “It la-’a question of standing by the ! Constitution and of whether, when this! Nation passes laws consonant with the Constitution, it has the wisdom, the j steadiness and the loyalty to enforce those laws and to keep them from being j nullified by indirection. QUESTION OF STANDING BY CONSTITUTION. “Did the saloon men ever obey the laws under the old’system? "Did they generally obey the lawa for bidding sale of liquor to minors or to habitual drunkards? "Will this nation consent to see men j force a repeal of an act, opposed when passed only by a rather small minority, on the mala ground that this nation la j too Impotent to make effective the en forcement of the laws which register the will of the reople? I think not. “The liquor men are forcing it. All j good people should understand that it j is a real fight with a wily foe but if sentiment and conviction are honestly j and widely registered, 1 confidently pre- j diet that there will be no legalized wine and beer In the United States." ESCAPE BLOOMINGTON JAIL. To men, Delbert Dobson, 18, nnd Fred Thomas, 23, escaped from the Blooming- i ton Jail last night, according to a tele gram from Fred Campbell. Bloomington , police chief, to the local police. Threatens to ' Firecrackers safety may prohibit all fireworks or pre scribe regulations. "It was out of consideration for the kids who want to celebrate the Fourth like their fathers did that we permit the use of the milder forms of fire works,” said Mr. Wise. “Our regula tions provide no one can shoot fire works unless they secure a permit from our office. To get a permit a written application stating the place the fire works are to be used and the hours in which they will ba fired must be pre sented. Children under IS years of age must have their permits signed by one of their parents. Under no circumstances is permission granted for using fire works on any other day than the Fourth of July. “In spite of the fact that permission is not granted to use fireworks until July 4, we are getting reports constantly and have personally observed that children and adults are shooting firecrackers every day. We have Instructed the chief of police to rigorously enforce, the ordi nance and he has promised the arrest of any one found shooting firecrackers before the" Fourth.” Only fifty permits have been taken out. and It Is possible the playground matter may be brought up then, Mr. Snethen said. Mrs. George C. Finfrock. president of the Federation of Parent-Teacher Clubs) said the civic committee, of which Mrs. M. E. Robbins, 2037 Ashland avenue, is chairman was instructed to confer with the mayor on playground closing after practically all directors had declared themselves to be opposed to cutting municipal expenditures upor. piny facili ties for children. "We are not going to the mayor with the idea of demanding anything,” said Mrs. B'infrock. "We have observed the (Continued on Page Ten.) TOWNS QUIET WHERE COAL MINERS DIED Massacre of Twenty-Five Workers Is Closed Incident So Far as Residents of District Are Concerned—Likely Guilty Will Not Be Brought to Justice. ‘SUICIDES,’ SYMPATHIZERS DECLARE MARION, 111., June 23. —Streets of southern Illinois raining towns were quiet today. The massacre of at least twenty-five strike-breaking min ers was a closed subject. A few small groups which formed on the streets of Marion, Herrin and other mining communities, from which the mob of two thousand was recruited .talked In hushed tones and usually in foreign tongues. The strike sympathizers believe that the guilty will not be punished. “They committed suicide,” or “they at tempted to escape and were shot,” were the two explanations of the killings mo6t given when any one was found who would talk. For the most part, however, the strik ing miners remained in their homes. LOCAL PAPERS GIVE LITTLE HEED TO KILLING. Even the local papers failed to ~tve the killings much display. The total number of bodies recovered was brought up to twenty-five today. Seventeen were in the morgue at Hrrln, while the others were taken to their homes. Although some reports reaching CoL Samuel Hunter, reporting in the Nation al Guard here, placed the total death list as high as forty, the military offi cials believed all bodies had been recov ered. "One or two more bodies may be found In the woods, but I believe most of those reported missing have escaped,” Hunter said. Bodies In the morgues here were bad ly mutilated. Most of the dead still un claimed were from Chicago. They were sent here by a labor agency and no step bad been made to return them to day. No formal procedure for probe and prosecution has been gotten under way today. The Inquest was postponed until next week. DELOS DUTY PROSECUTOR. Delos Duty, prosecuting attorney, stated he was quietly conducting an In vestlgatton and that he expected to hare results within a few days. Members of the mob of attackers were gathered from all the little mining communities In the southern section of the State, and Duty believed it would be practically an impossibility to bring them all Into court. Sheriff Thaxton and other county of ficials believed that the trouble was over; that there would be no need for troops. “As Jong as they do not operate the mines the men will remain peaceable," Thaxton said. AU mines were closed down tight to day. About five had been operating in this district. Even the legitimate strip mines, which are allowed to operate un der the union regulations, were closed. Peace Once More Reigns in Scene of Mine Battle HERRIN, HI., June 23.—Seventeen bodies, lying on crude stretchers In an Improvised morgue here, were the only evidence left today of the bitter mine battle fought on the outskirts of this peaceful country village. This sleepy, quiet country town, with pretty bungalows and homes and few signs of being a mining community, was quiet and peaceful. There were no miners with guns on their hips or carrying sticks of dyna mite. The day was hot and about seventy five men sat around the city hall In overalls, peaceably smoking pipes. Lewis Denies Union Ever Encouraged Lawlessness CINCINNATI, Ohio. June 23.—" The United Mine Workers are not to any de gree responsible for the unfortunate oc : currenee at Herrin. 111.,” John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, declared today in a formal statement Is sued here. "The organization has never encour aged and does not condone lawlessness of any character. The officers of the organization are shocked and greatly deplore this tragedy.” | Lewis blamed . "agents provacatnres” I for the trouble. "We are not unmindful of the fact,” he said. "That sinister influence have for some time been at work among our membership to incite and inflame the spirit of violence. The ranks of the | strikers are infested with thousands of j detectives and secret service operatives, whose employment by coal companies depends upon their ability to provoke violence and disturb public tranquility. We have frequently called attention to this fact before Investigating committees of Congress and have cited innumerable Instances where outrages and murders have been committed by these irrespon sible and lawless agents of the coal op erators. "It Is not true, as alleged that the telegram from me addressed to State ‘PRAYER’ HERRIN, 111., June 23.—'"Twenty five scabs arc dead, nine are in the hospital and the mine is closed The striking njiners’ prayer Is answered.” These words. crudely lettered on a sign, aro conspicuously posted today In a barber shop on the main street, a short distance from the morgue that houses most of the victims of the mine war that prevailed late Wednes day and throughout moat of Thurs day. It apparently typifies the feel ing prevalent in this district.l HOME EDITION TWO CENTB PER COPY The wounded were being cared for In the little hospital at Herrin- Sixteen were suffering from serious gunshot and bullet wound injuries. They also had been bruised with clubs and TROOPS CHICAGO, June 23. —:One thousand troops were mobtiizied here today on orders of Governor Len Small and held in readiness to move Into the WllHaiuson County coal mine district In case of further rioting. revolvers. Deaths of several were mo mentarily expected. A total of fifty one surrendered when the attackers swarmed into the mine. With twenty-five known dead and six teen Injured and two known uninjured survivors, all but eight of the men who surrendered are accounted for. Authorities believed they escaped, as thorough search of the district surround ing the mine failed to reveal any ad ditional bodies. Reports that several had been drowned were believed untrue when a smal lake was dragged, without result. Feeling was still running high here to day and mine operators were ordered by officials not to make any further at tempts to operate with non-union labor. REMOVE BODY OF MINE SUPERINTENDENT. Feeling against C. A- McDowell, guper inteedent of the mine, who was the flrxt slain, was still so bitter in Herrin that his body was moved to a morgue in a neighboring city in secrecy. Official* feared that the strike sympathizers might make an effort to obtain bi body precipitate anew ontbreaw. It was believed that all except three or four of the fifty-one strikebreakers who fell into the hands of the mob when they stormed the stockade, were either killed or Injured. No members of the attackers were found who would tell their story of the events of the massacre. The word was passed around that the strikebreakers and guard were killed while marching to Herrin when they made an attempt to escape. This was denied by the survivor* of the strikebreakers. Colonel Samuel N. Hunter, who Is rep resenting the National Guard on the ground, said today as far as he knew no investigation into the killing were under way and that no arrests had been made. Colonel Hunter pointed out that the military authorities could do nothing to punish the men who are guilty unless the district was under martial law. The following telegram was today re (Oontlnned on Page Ten.) The morgue, located on a little side street, was locked. A few curious had faces pressed against the windows looking at the sheet covered bodies within. At mine union headquarters the door was locked. An old gray-headed guard said all of the boys were out “picking berries.” W. E. Sneed, State Senator and chief union official in this district, had gone to Springfield to consult with State au thorities. Hugh Willis, a member of the execn tive board, was the next ranking official (Continued on Page Ten.) Senator William J. Snead, had any ref erence or connection with the disturb ance at Herrin. A reading of the tele gram, which has already been promised, will conclusively show that It merely re ferred to the trade union status of the members of the Steam Shovelmen’s Union, who were working In strip pit operations throughout the country. The activities of the memebrs of the Steam Shovelmen's Union had caused them to be definitely placed in the category of strikbreakers and so I stated In my tele gram of the 19th instant In reply to the inquiry wire by Senator Snead.” Wha’ D’y See? “Stenographer” saw a sign In a restuarant—lt has been there for at least a "Lean Quick Lunch.” J. O. saw a woman auto driver "atonn” because she thought a traffic cop, sig nalling her, was trying to flirt with her. F. A. G. saw a motorman run his West Indianapolis car all the way down town and not once look back into the car. Miss E. S. saw a girl about 18 years old, enter a drug store. She opened her pocketbook, and dropped a pair of dice. In fumbling deeper into her purse she disclosed a package of cigarettes and a box of matches. A $5 bill showed through her stocking. | N. T. T. saw a bulletin In The Times 'window that said: “Preacher Held on Charge of Marrying Five Wives and Bad Check.” WHAT DIIDYOU SEE? Tell the Whs’ D’y see Editor of the T l —” -!>out It on a postcard la a NO. 37.