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Important Religious Activities Are Noted In the Daily Times. VOL. XXXV. STATE BOARD STARTSPROBE OF MASSACRE Death of 22 in Black Hole Subject of Inquiry. PEOPLE HOSTILE Williamson County Inhabitants in Opposition. HERRIN, 111., June 24.—A military board of investigators headed by MaJ. Gen. Milton J. Foreman arrived here today under instructions from Governor L>en Small, to investigate the “bloody’' Williamson County mine massacre. Troops will be ordered into the Wil liamson County mine war district on completion, of the investigation, it was indicated today. The military board today viewed the scene of Wednesday's battle In which twenty-two were killed, and examined witnesses on the danger of another outbreak. The hoard, although finding every thing peaceful on the surface, will recommend. It is understood, that troops he ordered into the strike zone and be kept on duty here until the strike ends. Simultaneously two representatives of the State's attorney general’s of fice arrived to conduct an independent probe into the riots which took a toll of twenty-two lives. County authorities promised to co operate with the investigators, but the general attitude of local officials was that none of the guilty could ever be punished. Local residents were unquestionab ly hostile to the State officials. PUMPERS WILL REMAIN ON DUTY. Fear of further damage to mine property through pumpers deserting their posts under threats from strik ers, was found to be unfounded. Hugh Willis, district board member, 6aid the pumpers would remain on duty, and, if necessary, the union would assign guards to protect them. District Attorney Delo3 Duty to day announced he was still unde cided regarding recommendations for a grand Jury investigation. “I may recommend a grand jury probe to the court after the inquest on Sunday," Duty said. “It depends on the evidence to which in brought j out. It may be that no evidence will be offered." Curious crowds of spectators con-; tlnued to flock to the morgue today, where seventeen bullet-ridden bod.es remain unclaimed and more than half unidentified. SATISFY THEIR CURIOSITY. As they walked through the room with its grewsome spectacle, they lift the sheets from over the faces of the men to satisfy their curiosity. No sympathy is heard for the dead. Herrin and Williamson County re gard the massacre as the natural re (Contlnued on Page Two.) BOY, PLAYING WITH MATCHES, IMPERILS TOWN Sets Fire to Hay and Spread ing Flames Threaten to Raze Clermont. Fire started today by a 4-year-old boy playing with matches in a barn fdled with hay, threatened to raze Clermont, a village 2 of about 500 in habitants, eight miles northwest of the Speedway, and did bum to the ground the Methodist Church and two hams. Men, women and children formed bucket brigades and extinguished five roof fires, slight fire in another barn and a dangerous blaze at the post office, with the aid and direction of two fire companies from Indianapolis, saved the town. Morris Brown. 4, grandson of Murat Brown, was playing in his grand father's barn, with two other babies at 11 o’clock this morning. He is said to have lighted and dropped a match in some hay. When he saw the flames begin to creep toward him. he fled and was not found until after the fire was under control. The flames spread from the Brown ham to another owned by Mack boat. This aiso was destroyed From the bams, the fire crept to the Methodist Church, at Main and School streets. This was burned to th- ground with everything It contained except a piano and a few chairs. The Rev. Thomas L. Stovall, pas tor of the church, estimated a dam age of about SB,OOO on the church alone. No estimate was made on the rest of the buildings. The church loss is partially covered by Insurance. WEATHER Forecast for Indianapolis and vi cinity for the twenty-four hours end ins ftt 7 p. m., Sunday, June 25- Generally fair tonight and Sunday cooler Sunday. HOURLY TEMPERATURE 6 a. m 7 a. m 72 8 a. m 79 9 a. m 83 10 a. m .. 34 11 a. m 87 12 (noon) 88 1 p. m. S3 2 p. m 82 ARMING CLARKSBURG, W. Va., June 24.—This coal mining center armed iistdf today in anticipation of fur ther trouble between strikers and strike breakers. Sheriff Lacey Young said mem bers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, civic bodies and fraternal organisations have voluntarily pledged themselves to prevent fur ther bloodshed. The county court has authorized the sheriff to deputize 1,000 men, if necessary, to prevent further clashes. BOOKWALTER TALKS ABOUT PLAYGROUNDS ‘Papers Add Bushels of Lies,’ Says Board Man. ‘NO REDUCTIONS’ Newspapers are Institutions which take a “scintilla of truth and add a bushel of lies for the sake of a human interest" story, roared Charles A. Bookwaiter, president of the board of park commissioners today. “The recreation department is not going to discontinue eleven play grounds as the newspapers have quoted Edward Mcßride, recreation director, as saying,” declared Mr. Bookwaiter. “There is not going to be a single playground closed; there are going to be more playgrounds than ever," passionately declared the official. Then Mr. Mcßride explained why eleven playgrounds have been dlscon tlued and upon a plea of an Interested c.tizen announced the ground at school 63, which he said was discontinued because there was not enough attend ance, will be operated after all to find out if it is needed. Meanwhile thirty-three city operated playgrounds were opened today, ac cording to Mr. Mcßride’s announce ment.. Records in the park depart ment office show forty-four were op erated last year. MANY PLAYGROUNDS ARE PRIVATELY OWNED. Most of the playgrounds on the dis continued list are owned by private organizations and it was thought they should pay salaries of instructors in stead of the city, explained Mr. Mc- Bride. He was so quoted when the original announcement of the discon tinuance was> published. The city will loan equipment to the organizations if they will operate the grounds. Mr. Bookwaiter argued with R. Walter Jarvis, superintendent of parks, who as its director, built the recreation department to a govern mental rating of third best In the (Continued on Page Two.) SHIP PURITAN MAY BE LOST WITH 15 LIVES Schooner to Have Been Con tender in Trophy Race Is Missing. HALIFAX, N. S.. June 24.—The American schooner Puritan which wa3 to have a contender for the In tcrnational Fisherman's trophy, sank off Sable Island, according to word received here today. Fifteen members of the crew are reported miaslng. Captain Jeffrey Thomas was in command of the schooner, which was manned by a crew of twenty-two men. SUN YAT SEN REFUSES TO ABANDON POST President] of South China Says/ Navy Is Still Loyal to Him. HONGKONG, June 24.—**I am the victim of treachery on the part of my subordinates,” declared Dr. Sun Yat Sen. president of tho South China government, in an interview received here today. He was quoted further as saying: "Asa man and a patriot I am going to set an example for future genera tions. I wHI not resign to force. I will only resign to parliament. Tho navy is still loyal to me.” JAPS DECIDE TO EVACUATE Diplomatic Board Said to Be Deliberating on Siberia. TOKIO, June 24. —The Japanese cabinet has decided upon immediate evacuation of Siberia by Japanese troops, it was announced today. The decision is now under deliber ation by the diplomatic board. Fighting between Japanese troops and Red soldiers was reported from Eouchan. The Reds are said to have been dispersed with severe losses. “SCAM' HO C" "E^ BROTHER OF OIL KING IS DEAD AT 81 Wm. Rockefeller 111 One Week From Pneumonia. EXTREMELY RICH Five Physicians Fail in Efforts to Save His Life. NORTH TARRYTOWN, N. Y., June 24.—William Rockefeller, 81, brother of John D. died of pneumonia here early today. He had been ill one week. Five physicians were in attendance when Rockefeller, one of the richest men in the world, expired at his home Rockwood Hall, only a short distance from the estate of his brother at I’o cantico Hills. Many members of the Rockefeller , family were at the bedside when the i end came. AFFILIATED W ITH STANDARD OIL. William Rockefeller was closely affiliated with his famous brother in business. He was head of the in terests of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey in New York from 1865 to 1911. He was born at Richford. Tioga County'. New York, May 31, 1841, the sen of William Avery and Eliza Rockefeller. Later ho became part owner of a house in the produce commission trade. He was successful in this, ins first business venture and shortly after joined his brother, John D., in the oil business. INTERESTED IN BIG I.NDI STRIES. He rose rapidly and at his death was interested in b g industrial or ganizations of all descriptions. Pneumonia developed from a cold which tho brother of the oil king con tracted during the rainy weather which has prevailed recently. He was two years younger than John D. and despite bis great age fought hard for I.fe. The phys.c.ans in attendance were headed by Dr. W. J. Robertson. William Rr.okerfeller when taken ill, was having a 1250,000 mausoleum built in Sleepy Hollow cemetery, from his own plans and under his personal direction. LABOR REJECTS RESOLUTION TO j HONOR SOVIETS Policy of United States on Russia Indorsed by Ameri can Federation. CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 24.—The j American Federation of Labor today decisively rejected a resolution de manding United Slates recognition of the Russian soviets. A resolution con demning the Bolshevists and indorsing the United States Government's policy was then adopted. Tn the closing moments of debate, Max Hayes, Cleveland, one of the authors of .the resolution demanding Russian recognition read a telegram fiom Senator Borah, Idaho, declaring that American trade with Russia was Impossible unless the Russian gov ! eminent was recognized. Further, Senator Borah said, European peace and disarmament could not occur so long as Russia remains an outlaw nation. Decision on the Russian question virtually completed the convention’s work. Sine die adjournment was ex pected late in the day. INDIANAPOLIS ‘ NEAR TOP IN BUILDING LIST Only Six Cities of United States Beat Local Record in Month of May. Only six cities in the United States Issued more building permits lr May than Indianapolis, although this Is the twenty-second city in population. Eleven granted permits for construction valued at more than Indianapolis. In May 1.758 permits for $3,420 847 worth of buildings were issued here. Chicago issued 525 less permits, but had $25,000,000 more valuation. None of the five boroughs of New York City equalled the local number of permits. Washington, Baltimore, Bos ton, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Kansas City, Buffalo, Pittsburgh. Cleveland, New Orleans, Seattle, San Francisco and Denver, were other large cities passed in number of permits. Cities which issued more permits than Indianapolis were Los Angeles, Detroit, Greater New York, Cincin nati, Philadelphia and Milwaukee. S2O TIRE STOLEN. Louis Schneider, 2238 North New Jersey street, reported the theft of the spare tire worth S2O from his car. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1922. First Exclusive Pkotographs From Herrin, 111., Where Mine War Raged i - - VraPWßjk . ’ >v "b's."' K " . . i N j H waged after 2,000 attackers scaled 100- walls. Upper Right—Dr. J. T. Black | Lu went forward lo arrange truce with A | *1 defending side. Lower Left—Crowds „...y **|jp ~ V passing through Improvised morgue 1 & I " here seventeen of twenty-three known dead were laid out for idewtifl ■ ■ T T —nr ii on —-rnimmm—iitfi ration. STRIKE MUST NOT DAMAGE CROPS-M’CRAY Governor Says Mines Will Be Given Pro tection. Requirements of Indiana thrasher men for coal to prevent the loss of perishable crons and the needs of the various State innt.tutions Will be met by the State if mines have to be given State protection, Governor McCray de clared today in a written statement following receipt of complaints from •southern counties where diff.eulty over the coal supply is being experl eneedk,. Governor McCray also addressed a letter to sixteen county sher.ffs advis ing them to keep him in close touch with the situation In their counties and afford protection to mines de siring to operate. Governor McCray in his statement says institutional re quirements must be met and "this can be safely done .without Interfer ence with the questions at issue be tween the contending factions. I pro pose to see it is done.” Perishable crops must be saved, the Governor declared, for the especial welfare of the farmers and the wel fore In general of ail the people. The sheriffs of the fo'lowing coun ties were sent copies of the letter; Greene, Vigo, Sullivan, Vermillion, Ciay, Parke, Knox, Pike, Warren, Vanderburgh, Gibson, Daviess, Foun tain, Perry, Dubois and Spencer. BOY, PAGE MR. BRYAN! COLLEGE POINT. N. Y„ June 25. •—Jingo, a pet monkey, boosted f>ar wir’s stock a few points as he led the officials of College Point in a i>lay ful game of tag. Attempts to Jazz Up M. E. Bishops Are Foredoomed BY NORA KAY. The attempts of J. Henry Smythe, Jr., who arrived in Indianapolis with the avowed intention of putting a lit tle iazz in the Methodist conference, are foredoomed to failure, at least in Indianapolis, according to Bishop Fredrick D. Leete, Indianapolis bishop. Mr. Smytho, who arrived in the city armed with numerous clippings suggestions for improving the church and the wishes, so he said, of the Actor’s Equity Association, has sent tip a letter to his fellow Methodists requesting the privilege of appearing before the body In order to explain his views on certain Methodist ques tions. The chief of these questions, according to Mr. Smythe, Is whether Bishop Joseph F. Berry of Philadel phia, senior bishop of the Methodist church, still believes “no dancing mas ter or actor could get Into the The hero of Rafael Sabatlni’s great historical romance of the French revolution. It was an oath that changed the whole course of his life, even the course of many other lives —made world history. The love and hate, devo tion and passion, adventure and romance will thrill you. i HE DECLARES ONLY SSOO IS FEE, NOT SBOO Adolph Seidensticker Brands Story as Stretched. Adolph Seidensticker, secretary cf the pardon ooard, who was charged in Federal Court Friday by William D. Smith, 134 West Arizona street, with having accepted sßtio for present ing his claim for clemency to Former Governor Janies P. Goodrich In 1320, while Smith was serving a sentence of ISO days at. the Indiana State Farm, called upon Judge Albert B. Anderson today to explain his connection with the case. He remained in tho judge’s private office Tor about thirty minutes. He told Judge Anderson he had received SSOO for his services, not sßofc as Smitn had stated. After tho conference Judge Anderson declined to give out any statement. Smith’s story that he had paid Seidensticker SBOO was borne out by Smith’s wife, when Judge Anderson sent home yesterday to get the re ceipts for the money he said had been given him by Seidensticker, he was accompanied by George Winkler, Fed eral prohibition agent. According to Winkler. Mrs. Smith corroborated her husband’s story, In every respect. Sho wan unable to produce the receipts, which she said had been lost when tho family moved recently. Mr. Seidensticker held a brief con ference with Governor McCray. Governor McCray wanted to know two things, according to Mr. Seiden sticker, one was whether ex-Governor Goodrich knew that Mr. Seidensticker (Continued on Pago Two.) l Mothodist church without very sin cere repentance,” which, according to a statement which Mr. Smythe brought along with him, was the sentiment expressed by Bishop Berry some time ago to one of the eastern newspapers. Mr. Srnythe’s arrival and his desire to appear before the board of bishops of the Methodist Church, who are now In conference at the Hotel Lincoln, was no news to Bishop Leete of Indianapolis, however, for, said Bishop Leete, that young man has been following up board meetings and general confe-rences for the last ten years trying to get a chance to ap pear before them, but thus far has not been successful. “Mr. Smythe ought to know by this time the board of bishops has nothing to do with making the church laws, and for this reason, if for no other, he can not expect to address them.” Upper Lest —Portion of barricaded mine where fierce gun battle was waged after 2,000 attackers scaled 100- foot embankments. Holes in fore ground caused by bombs hurled over walls. Upper Bight—Dr. J. T. ISlack and head nurse, Alvena Duden of Her rin, dressing wounds of James Morris of Johnston (ity, member of attackers* truce committee, who was shot, as he went forward to arrange truce with defending side. Lower Left—Crowds passing through improvised morgue where seventeen of twenty-three known dead were laid out for identifi cation. JURY FINDS GOV. SMALL NOT GUILTY Freed on Charge of Fraud After Long Trial. WAUKEGAN, 111., June 42.—Gov ernor Len Small today wac acquitted of charges of conspiracy to defraud the State of huge sums of money, while he served as treasurer of State. A Jury in I-akc County Circuit Court returned tho verdict in one and one half hour’s deliberation. MINE WORKERS DEFENDANTS IN FEDERALCOURT Injunction Asked to Keep Union From Acting Against Mines. An Injunction to prevent Interfer ence by the Uintcd Mine Workers of America, or its members, with the op eration of wagon mines in Indiana was filed in Federal Court today t*y Clara Masson, a citizen of Belgium, owner of the Peacock mine in Knox County. The suit is brought In Fed eral Court on ground of diversity of citizenship. The United Mine Workers of Amer ica as an organization, John L. Lewis Pres.dent, and twenty-nine officers and members of district No. 11, the In diana district of the union, are named as defendants. Judge Albert B. Anderson set the hearing on the temporary’ injunction for Wednesday morning, June 28, at 10 o’clock. The court is asked to enjoin tho union and its officials from all acts which might tend to interfere with the operation of the Peacock mine, such as intimidation, picketing, induc ing miners to give up their employ ments, threats of violence If they' do not quit, etc. It is also asked the union be mandated to withdraw the order of its “Policy' Comm.ttee” di recting efforts of the union toward closing the wagon mines in Indiana. A long list of overt acts of alleged intimidation and violence, beginning June 9, are cited in the petition. Among these is the charge that June 17 at Wheatland, Harvey Cartwright, one of the defendants, in urging the closing of the wagon mines declared: “We want to stop the wagon mines and we don’t want the farmers to get coal to thrash their grain with. When they find they cannot get it, they will force the Government to take such ac tion as will make the operators come to our terms and put us back to : work.” Read! the First Chapter in the Times Monday, June 26 MINISTER IS DEAD AT HAND ' OF ASSASSIN German Foreign Secretary Is Killed on Way to His Office by Man Who Fires From Motor Car Crime Causes Ominous Situation in Berlin. ji MARTIAL LAW PREDICTED AS RESULT COPENHAGEN, June 24.—A re port has been received here, which so far Is unconfirmed, that martial law has been declared In Berlin. BERLIN, June 24.—Foreign Min ister Rathenau was assassinated to day. He was shot dead In the Grune wald while on his way to his office. The shot was fired by a man in a motor car. Itatheau was one of the most pow erful men In the German government. It was he who conducted the ne gotiations with the Russians at Ge noa, which led to tho German-Russian treaty reopening trade and relations between those two countries. Upon his return to Eerlin, after the Genoa conference, he was severely criticised by some elements for his negotiations with the soviet repre sentatives. Rathenau was always considered Germany's leading expert on recon truction maters, and was foreign minister in the former Wirth minis try. When this cabinet was ~e formed last winter Rathenau v-as made acting foreign minister. Since the end of the war Rathenau -has been known throughout the world as Germany's most competent au thority on Indemnity problems. Rathenau was head of the German electrical trust. He and Hugo Stirt nes were considered Germany's weal thiest men. Despite his great wealth, he was a member of the Soc.alist par ty. and it is possible his assassination was due to the monarchists. In ail his dealings with the^allied Cowardice of Ministers War's Cause NEW YORK. June 24.—“ The war was caused by cowardice," declared Dr. Walter Rathenau, in June, or last year, In an Interview with IV. IV'. Hawkins, president United Press, in the office of then minister of recon struction. in Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin. Dr. Rathenau talked freely, but in sisted that his words should not be quoted, during his life time. Notes of the interview were made at the time, and may now be released. “The kaiser rattled his sword, until ho frightened himself, and ail his ministers, out of their normal Judg ment," declared Rathenau, when ! asked his opinion, as to the real cause of the war. He pointed across the Wilhelmstrasse, and said: “Von Bethmann Hollwegg and all • his ministers sat up all night, in their j offices, over there. In fear and trembling, hoping and praying that the czar would succumb, to the terms of the ultimatum, and that they would escape -the disaster, in which j their cowardice had led them. “The policy of frightfulness was the policy of cowardice. It was the policy of a man afraid who makes a great noise in an effort to frighten his enemy, In hope that he may avoid fighting. “All Germany knows this, and there Is no danger of the kaiser ever com ing back to Berlin. The Germspi people are cured forever of royalty, | but, of course, there are a certain number of royalists in Germany who ; will remain royalists as long as they ; live. Nothing can change them, and I they will make a noise as long as i breath remains in their bodies, but I they are entirely inconsequential mi ! nority. The greatest proof of this j was in tho Kapp co .p, when his roy ; alist rule in Berlin was utterly de j stroyed by the silent protest of the j people, through the only effective : general strike ever known In history. I The whole people of Berlin simply i stopped dead in their tracks and Kapp ! found himself the ruler of a dead j city, without food, water, light or any ; of the necessities of life. So far hls j tory has failed to appreciate the tre j ntendolis significance of this great ! event, which I am sure marked the J final end of organized royalist activ- I ity In Germany. j “The truth about the war was that [it was a war brought on by cowards who are afraid to face the economic facts and the social conditions which 'surrounded them. Before they realized what they had done, they had gone so far that they couldn’t draw back from the inevitable results which they themselves feared more than any one else. "The world should know this, and the world should know that tho last thing possible in Germany is the re turn of the kaiser. I wish I could make this statement public at this time, but there are obvious reasons why It would he unwise.” The statements made by Dr. Rath enau in this Interview are said to reveal his true attitude toward the situation In Germany and make clear the hatred held for him by the Royalists party. HOME EDITION TWO CENTS PER COPY governments and with his own gov ernment, Rathenau stood tor a sane and quick settlement of the repara tions and indemnities problems with France. Throughout Germany’s troubled times in the transition from a monarchy to a republic, Rathenau was opposed, and to his death con* tinued to oppose the returfl of th reactionaries to power. More than any other man in Eu* rope he held the confidence of the Wirth ministry, President Ebert and the German people as a hole- Hia death is considered a most si?riou3 blow at the sane reconstructionist movement. The Grunwald section of Berlin, where Rathenau was assassinated, J 9 one of the most exclusive residential districts, lying between Berlin proper and the city of Potsdam. \ Large bodies of police, formed ini flying squads, searched the city to- \ day for the assassins. Many houses 1 and gathering places of known ene mies of the Government were entered. A cordon was thrown around the dis trict where the murder occurred and all who passed were questioned. Ef forts also, were made to trace tho automobile used by the slayer. The cabinet met today and imffie- j diately adjourned. Several of the ■ ministers were weeping as they left the room. SIGNAL FOR UPRISING BERLIN, June 24. —Assassination of Foreign Minister Walter Rathenau today was the signal for a country wide attempt to overthrow the gov ernment tonight, leaders of the In dependents in the Reichstag warned. The city was thrown into a turmoil, the communists demanding Im mediate arming of the workmen to re sist a monarchist uprising. Majority Socialists urged dissolution of the of ficers leagues, and reorganization of the Reichstag. The assassination had evidently been carefully planned and was care fully carried out. In some quarters the officers leagues were held re sponsible. It was also pointed out thet acquittal of the suspected slayers of Mathias Erzberger, had encouraged political murders. L lie cabinet was called Into session and unan.mously approved Chancellor Wirth's declaration that the most steps must be taken to protect the re publican Government against further attacks. TRADE UNIONISTS IN MANIFESTO LONDON, June 24. —The Evening Star printed a Berlin dispktch today stating that the trade unionists of Berlin had issued a manifesto calling upon the workers to resist a possible junker uprising. RENEWS RUMORS OF REVOLUTION LONDON, June 24.—Rathenau’s assassination rejuvenated rumors of the possibility of a reactionary “puttsch” (reactionary revolt), ac cording to news dispatches received from Berlin today. This message is particularly sig nificant taken in connection with ru mors from Copenhagen that martial law had been declared in Berlin. If martial law has been declared in Ber lin it is very possible thVt the cen sorship would prevent the* news of the fact from being known* for sev eral hours. \ STEPS TAKEN ' PROTECTIVE BERLIN, June 24. —Chancellor Wirth announced at a meeting of the German cabinet today that the sharp est possible measures will be taken for the protection of the republic and the safety of German statesmen. Members of the cabinet fear that the assassina tion of Dr. Rathenau is the forerun ner of grave political developments in Germany. File Petition to Issue Collateral A petition to issue $8,000,000 in re funding bonds and $700,000 refunding notes was filed by the Merchants Heat and Light Company with the Indiana public service commission today. The bonds are to meet obligations matur ing Oct. 1, 1922. Wha’ D’y SeeF M. E. W. saw a sign in a drug store window which said Swat the fly three for a quarter. J. O. S. saw a sign in the hailway of a building not far from Lincoln Square which read: No loafing or sp tting In this hallway by owner of building. C. H. B. saw a tall slim woman with a loud purple cape riding a bicycle man fashion down South Delaware street. B. C. H. saw a guy purchase a half pint of mule on Monument Circle at high noon. WHAT DID YOU SEE^, Tell the Wha* I)’y see Time* about It ■>"- postca J letter. <&&&&&.& NO. 38.