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Important Religious Activities Are Noted In
the Daily Times.
Death of 22 in Black
Hole Subject of
Williamson County
Inhabitants in
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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
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
‘Papers Add Bushels
of Lies,’ Says Board
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
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.
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
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Schooner to Have Been Con
tender in Trophy Race Is
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
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.”
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^
Wm. Rockefeller 111
One Week From
Five Physicians Fail in
Efforts to Save His
24.—William Rockefeller, 81, brother
of John D. died of pneumonia here
early today. He had been ill one
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.
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
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.
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
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
Decision on the Russian question
virtually completed the convention’s
work. Sine die adjournment was ex
pected late in the day.
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
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.
Louis Schneider, 2238 North New
Jersey street, reported the theft of
the spare tire worth S2O from his
First Exclusive Pkotographs From
Herrin, 111., Where Mine War Raged
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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.
Governor Says Mines
Will Be Given Pro
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
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.
•—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
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.
Adolph Seidensticker
Brands Story as
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
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
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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
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
Freed on Charge of
Fraud After Long
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.
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
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
German Foreign Secretary Is Killed on Way
to His Office by Man Who Fires From
Motor Car Crime Causes Ominous
Situation in Berlin. ji
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
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
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
“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.
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
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.
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
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.
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. \
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
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
B. C. H. saw a guy purchase a half
pint of mule on Monument Circle at
high noon.
Tell the Wha* I)’y see
Time* about It ■>"- postca J
letter. <&&&&&.&
NO. 38.

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