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YOVXYl. NO. 107.
TUESDAY. OCTOBER 24, 1922.
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Says G. 0. P. Will be lucky
to Get Bare Control
By GEORGE R. HOLMES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24. The pen
Sulum which two years ago swung
the Republicans Into power In aU
branches of the federal government
Is swinging back this year with
such momentum that the Republi
cans will be lucky If they get past
November 7 with a bare control of
congress. It wai asserted today by
Senator Davia I. "Walsh. Democrat,
of Massachusetts, returning from a
rapid survey of political conditions
west of the AUeghenles.
Senator "Walsh, who as chairman
f the Democratic senatorial com
mittee, has had the direction bf a
good part of the opposition fight
this fall, did not predict that the
Demoorats would regain control of
eongress. The Republicans are con
Bdent that actual control cannot be
taken away from them this year,
and conservative Democratic
pokesmen privately agree with
them, but by common censent It is
also agreed by some that Demo
cratic gains are only two weeks
"Our gains will be general." said
Senator Walsh, "but particularly
will we gain In the -west. Tariff,
taxation and the general depression
that has struck the great growing
sections of the country under Re
publican policies all these factors
combine to bring the west back In
to the Democratic fold."
Against the claims set up hy
Senator "Walsh, the Republicans
elalmea today to be certain of cap
turing some senatorial seats In the
west now held by Democrats par
ticularly In Nobtaska, Arizona, New
Mexico and Montana.
Republican spokesmen asserted
that the defeat of Senator Hltch
aock of Nebraska; who led the
League of Nations fight for "Wood
row "Wilson two years ago. Is now
asaured. They based their asser
tions largely upon the entry into
Ihe campaign of Senator George "W.
Morris, Nebraska, with an endorse
ment of R- B. Howell, Hitchcock's
Norris has been out of the cam
paign for three months. Last night
he made his first speech for Howell
it "West Toint Neb., and from now
on until November 7 ha will make
two speeches a day.
Hitchcock, however, is not going
lown without a battle, and his Dem
ocratic friends In the capital by no
pieans conceded that he will be re
tired. Backed by the famous Bryan
brothers "William Jennings and
Brother Charlie" Hitchcock is
turning the slate upside down with
hard campaigning. He also has
sllclted the support of a number of
Democratic women speakers.
HOT FIGHT IN OHIO
"While the Nebraska campaign Is
becoming strenuous, it Is upon
Dhlo. the home state of President
Harding, that both parties are con
centrating their heaviest efforts.
Mid 'will continue to do so for the
aext two weeks. Six members of
" President Harding's cabinet already
have appeared on speaking plat
forms in Ohio, and. the next two
weeks will see more "of them.
Ohio is the cockpit of the struggle
the Democrats are Intent upon
rapturing the state because a Dem
ocratic Ohio could be portrayed as
a "repudiation of tho president."
The Republicans are engaged In
feverish activities to win the state
because a Republican Ohio would
be portrayed as an "endorsement"
of the national administration.
Even candidates in other states
re being "drafted" to go into Ohio
for campaign work. Albert J. Bev
erldge has sa.llled over the line from
Indiana on occasion. Last night
Senator James W. "Wadsworth of
New York told a Cincinnati audience
that "the eyes of tho nation and of
the world are cn Ohio."
GOT THE CHECKS
It vfftl o niak' .'amn C'lifor.l
Honk, of East Gary, pretty proud
rhen automobiles with license plates
from distant states drew up at his
rarage to have repairs made. His
jlace was right on the busiest route
ind he picked off business right and
"That's a fine job, my good man'.
-; ve me your address and I'll mall
rou a check as soon as I get home,"
-as the comment of many of them
is Jaws named his price. Then
:hey would ride away.
It happened too often. Today he
r ban)-"Pt- Hf file! his voluntary
petition !n the federal court at Ham
mond. He owes $10,332 and his as
lets amount to only $X.521. In the
issets are listed tha debts due on
jpen accounts. It is a regular di
rectory of broken down tourists.
Uichigan, New Tork, Ohio, Wiscon
lin, Illinois. Iowa, Missouri, Ken
tucky and Pennsylvania are among
the states represented. These bills
imount to $1,358. His stock in
trad Is given at 2,060 and real es
tate at f 2,500.
FROEBEL (Gary) plays Ham
mond high school here Saturday.
TONIGHT is the night of the big
Kiwanis party at the Masonic Tem
ple. SIGN of winter. Cousins Jewelry
storo on State street has the first
"Do Tour Christmas Shopping Early"
HERE'S co-operation. The Pres
byterian Men's Club rents the gym
to the young men's class of the
Methodist church one night a week.
APATHY in name but not in na
ture. Three brothers Apathy are
studying English in the classes con
ducted for foreigners at Brooks
GEORGE La VENT has closed the
Hammond Beach Inn for the sum
mer and autumn season and has
started the winter season at the
SOCIAL Note: The Idle Twelve
Club met this afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Hoozis. Bridge and the
McNaliy case were the features of
MGR. J. H. CLINE, of the "Western
Union, leaves tomorrow for Kalama
zoo, Michigan, to attend a conference
of Western Union officials and man
agers of Importance.
RECENT government survey loca
tes the manufacturing center of the
United States eighty miles south
and a hundred and fifty miles east
of Hammond. Watch that ' center
come west and north!
ONE of the sights of the town:
Julius Taussig meekly (taking an
awful bawling out from a flivver
ovner because he backed his car
against the flivver's fender. And
Julius a constable too!
LEO KNOERZER, local Cadillac
agent, has been Informed by the
statistical department of his com
pany that 60 per cent of all high
priced cars sold the past year In the
United States were Cadillacs.
SISTER HEDWIGIS, of St. Mar
garet's hospital staff, wins first
prize,. J10 gold, and .certificate .of
commendation in house Interior color
decorative contest conducted by De-voe-Reynolds
at E. C. Minas & Co.
REFEREE HARRY C. SHERIDAN
was in Hammond yesterday and held
first creditors meetings in b!x bank
ruptcy cases in the federal court.
He also heard several contested cases
from South Bend and Michigan City.
A. MURRAY TURNER Is a mem
ber of the "unfriendly relations"
committee of the Indiana Society I
"banquet at te Drake Hotel, Decem
ber 9th. Beaumont Parks, of Whit
ing, Is a member of the invitation
BOY SCOUTS of Hammond will
hold their Hallowe'en masquerade
party Thursday evening at the La
fayette school gym. The troops are
working out a lot of stunts for the
evening and some fantastic costumes
will be shown.
HAMMOND'S most economical
citizen stood In front of the Ham:
mond building today. He was Just
using the last iruitch out of one of
those paper clips which Charley Dyer
gave away last spring during the
MISS L. M. KOGE, succsseful
teacher of violin at 423 Fields ave.,
plans recital by her pupils. She
is studying under Zander, master
violinist of Chicago Conservatory of
Music, who has repeatedly pro
nounced his Hammond pupil a pro
SPECULATION continues as to
who will succeed George Weeks as
chief of prohibition agents for Nor
thern Indiana. Latest rumor which
appears well founded Is that Lake
county -will not have a look-in, but
that Bert Morgan will pick a man
from down state.
LOCKY SIMPSON. Bill and Hon
Mettler and Max Kuhn are back
from duck hunting In Michigan. Ac
cording to R. T. Williams, their
marksmanship was bad. "They hir
ed a boy to throw a tin bucket up
in the air,'' said' Williams, "and
everybody missed it."
PECULIAR accident. This when
Wlllard Conger, aged six years, of
190 Wllcor avenue, Injures himself
painfully, seriously, when eliding
down cellar door a nail pierces ab
domen, tearing him badly. He
undergoes operation at St. Margaret's
hospital. He will recover.
EAST HAMMOND woman, charity
ward of county, about to be sup
plied with set of teeth, rebels against
ordinary molars and demands two be
of gold, one visible on each side of
jaw. She's 60. Gold teeth, she avers
is the style and. free or not, she
wants hers to be fashionable.
HARRY TAYLOR, Hammond high
graduate and jtthlete, is made chief
engineer in charge of new Ryan Car
Co. plant, 51st and Grand Trunk rail
road. He will have supervision of
steam and electric power of plant
of one of the largest In country. He
Is removing his family to Chicago.
HOLLIS HUNTER, city cealer, of
Hammond, was elected vlee-pieaem
of the Weights and Measures Asso
ciation at Indianapolis at the con
vention just closed. Mr. Hunter was
a member of the constitution and
by-laws committee and delivered a
talk on "Lluqld Measures." City,
Belt Engine Smashes Into i
Auto Driven by Ham- j
mond Men. j
Five Hammond men suffered se- j
vere injuries and witnessed their car i
demolished when an Indiana Harbor !
Belt switch engine crashed into '
their machine at the Michigan ave- j
nue crossing In Indiana Harbor late i
last night. I
Driving east, Adam Orvanik, the
owner of the machine. Is said to have :
gained - the center of the crossing j
when Indiana Harbor Belt switch ;
engine No. 320 let of a string of j
cars from the south end of the yard
that crashed broadside into the car .
tossing the machine and occupants I
to the side of the tracks. J
Those injured were:
Adam Orvanik. of 662 Morton ave
nue, received lacerations about the
Joseph Lach of 541 Moss street,
bruises about the head and believed
to be suffering from Internal injur
ies. Stanley Klara of 61" Morton ave
nue, several slight bruises about
Mike Tempalskl, of 562 Morton
avenue, teeth knocked out and face
a mass of wounds.
Frank Fabik of Standard Steel
Car Co., suffered minor bruises.
Police Officer Gergesha of the In
diana Harbor police station, report
ed the. accident and assisted in tak
ing the five injured men to the of
fice of Dr. Turbow where their
wounds were dressed.
Three bandits this morning saw
d thejp- way . through- the . barred
windows In the rear of the pants
factory of Albert Given, 602 Chica
go avenue. East Chicago, and stole
piece goods valued at $4,000. A
merchant policeman says he saw the
bandits, shot at them, but they got
Police balleve the men made their
getaway in automobiles.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24. Miss
Alta Adklns of Hammond, was re
elected president of the primary sec
tion of the Indiana State Teachers
association at the Murat theater.
The other new officers are: Miss
Sue Blaslngham, Indianapolis, vice
president; Miss Genevva Strain, Lo
gansport, secretary-treasurer. Dr.
H. H. Goddard, professor of abnor
mal psycholgy at the University of
Ohio, made a talk on the teachers'
responsibility to the defective child.
Films of what Is being done in the
primary department of the Fort
Wayne schools were shown.
WHITING, Ind.. Oct. 24 This city
is to have a handsome new store,
office and theatre building on 119th
st. facing LaPorte ave. There will
be three stores and lobby on the
west end of the building and seven
office suites. The theatre will have
a seating capacity of 1,000, consist
ing of a main floor and mezzazlne.
The auditorium will be 76x100 feet
with all modern equipment, such as
ventilatlin, coiling, pipe organ, etc.
Messrs. Obreshk and Grady feel
that Whiting people will be well
satisfied when the theatre Is ready
for their Inspection. The stores and
offices will be ready for occupancy
about December 10th and the thea
tre complete Februry 15th. Matlon
and Plaknnka are th: rortrpt0r.
county and state sealers were In at
tendance from all parts of Indiana.
AFTER repeated warnings to an
East Chicago mother to send her
girl to school. Judge Miles E. Nor
ton, of Juvenile court, orders the
mother remanded to woman's prison
for 'CO days for violating school
laws, and the daughter he sends to
girls' detention home. Truancy
among foreign hern school children
growing at alarming pace, say offi
cials. KARL GRIFFIN school attend
ance department head, plans war on
justices of peace, other notaries, who
misrepresent birth certificates sworn
to before them as legal proof of
child's age for purposes of school
attendance release. Foreign parents
are. hoodwinked into believing that
by swearing to untrue birth certifi
cates before notaries they" can se
cure release from school for chil
dren under sixteen.
Caricature Is one of the oldest
forms of art.
BUILDING AT WHITING
Omen in the Day's News
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE!
LONDON, Oct. 24. Ambassa
dor Harvey says that the Bible
does not admit that women have
souls and that consequently
they are not bound by the Ten
HACKENSACK, N. J., Oct. 24.
Young woman stenographer
heads Jury in murder case In
which a 39-year-old actress Is
one of the defendants.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 24.
Mrs. Catherine Rosier, on trial
here charged with murdering her
husband mid his stenographer.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 24. Mrs
Clara Phillips, former chorus
girl, on trial charged with beat
In? girl to death with a ham
mer. CLEVELAND. Oct. 24. Mrs.
Mabel Champion on trial charg
ed with killing Thomas O'Connell
in a restaurant.
NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J., Oct.
24 New state prosecutor In in
vestigation of murder of Rev.
Dr. Edward Hall and Mrs. James
Mills expected to order arrest of
woman this week.
KANSAS C1TT. Mo.. Oct. 24.
Peggy Beal acquitted of the
murder of her "perfect lover."
F. Warren Anderson.
ON IDEAL STRETCH
Actual Cost of Model 40
Foot Concrete Road,
$56,000 a Mile.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
CROWN POINT. Ind., Oct. 23.
The Sheffield avenue thirty-foot as
phaltlc concrete pavement in Ham
mond cost the county J80.000 a mile
while the "ideal stretch" of con
crete road, on the Lincoln highway
at Dyer, forty feet wide, which is
being built by the Lincoln High
way Association will cost 156,000 a
Although the Lincoln Highway
Association Is spending about
$100,000 a mile on tho improvement
nearly half of that amount is being
used for landscaping, ornamental
lighting, tree planting and the over,
head expenses of planning and exe
cuting the porject. Thousands of
dollars were spent on expert engi
neering consultations and plans in
order to mike it a . model roadway
for the entire country.
The concrete is trn inches thick
and instead of wire, half inch steel
rods are used for reinforcement.
The road which is being laid now
will last a life-time. Engineers de
clare It will be as good as now in
twenty-five years. It is a mute re
buke to the type of roads that have
been built In Lake county at enor
mous cost to the taxpayers. . The
standard price on concrete roads,
eighteen feet in width, is $25,000 in
Illinois, Pennsylvania and other
states. This price has been adver
tised in all trade journals as just
SENT TO JAIL
INDIANAPOLIS. Oct. 24. A. B.
Anderson, judge of the federal court,
Saturday sent Demetri Economoff, a
Gary lawyer, to the Marion cunty
Jail for an indefinite time on a
charge of contempt of court. Econ
omoff some time ago was ordered by
the court to return to Mike Zoren
$750 of a fee of $950 which the law
yer collected for representing Zoran
in the federal court. He failed to
return the money..
Zoran was sentenced by Judge An
derson in 1919 to serve three years
in the penitentiary for counterfeit
OUT OF DANGER
RENSSELAER. Ind.. Oct. 24. Mrs
Alex Qulnn returned home Friday
evening from Gary, where she was
called two weeks age to the bed
side of her son, H. A., who lay in a
South Chicago hospital in a critical
condition from beinjr slashed with
a razor In the hands of ruffians,
He and nis brother, Arthur, were
first knocked senseless with rocks
in the hands of their assailants.
There were four thuss In the. gang.
H. A. Is getting along nicely now
and is out of danper, as the blood
poison In his hand has been checked.
Mrs. Qulnn was accompanied home
by her daugrhter-in-law, Mrs. Arthur
Doc Gets Dun.
After thre years from the time
he was discharged from the United
States army as captain. Dr. F. L.
Townsley received notice today that
he' owes the government $10.02.
This amount Is raid to be an over
payment in the doctor's pay vouch
er while serving "over there."
Doc says he doesn't remember re
re 1 v ! n gthe "bonus." but neverthe
less expects to return the amount to
If you were ever In the army
yea too will understand why the
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Cement Dust Nuisance in
Twin Cities Stirs Up
THEY'RE OFF I
Fifty women are in the field
today taking subscriptions.
More than a dozen civic and
social organisations have vol
unteered tsslstance In this drive.
Ten thousand obligation blanks
representing that many dollars
are in the hands of workers.
Forty thousand citizens of the
Twin Cities are awaiting the
An army of Twin City women
have taken the offensive for the
abatement of the cement dust nuis
ance from the Bufflngton plant,'
when armed today with petitions
and obligation blanks they started
a city-wide drive for backers and
funds to remove the "menace."
As credentials In the hajds of
workers, the obligation reads:
"We, the undersigned residents of
the city of East Chicago and Indi
ana Harbor, being sufferers from
the cement dust nuisance caused by
the Universal Portland Cement
company allowing clouds of dust to
pass over and settle upon our city,
wishing to abate that nuisance, do
hereby subscribe a "Widow s Mite"
in the sum of One ($1.00) Dollar
in order to raise a fund sufficient to
cause the abatement of such nuis
ance, and thereby preserve the
health and property of our com
munity, making It a decent place
in which self-respecting citizens
Results obtained during- the morn
ing's canvass of East Chicago is
reported to be astonishing. With
but few exceptions, housewives on
this city of. the city are said to be
subscribing a "widow's mite" in. the
ume of $1.00 without hesitation.
Should the families of Indiana Har
bor be found as willing to Join the
army of nuisance abaters the sub
scription towards this fund is ex
pected to reach better than $10,000.
George H. Lewis, president of the
Chamber of Commerce and chief
mogul in the cement dust nuisance
drive, seems optimistic as to the
outcome of the campaign. "There
is nothing to do but have those
plants shut down unless the dust Is
abated," sal 1 Mr. Lewis. "East
Chicago-Inidana Harbor is now a
city of 40,000 citizens, all human
people who are entitled to a decent
place to live In and protection for
their health and property." Mrs.
Golda E. Miller is dhector of the
An extensive campaign of resi
dents In the west end of the city
will be made by the workers before
invading Indiana Harbor territory.
It is said. The purpose of this ar
rangement is to create enough en
thusiasm in one section of the city
so as to arouse the interest of the
citizens of the other end to give
OFFICER'S SON DIES
" OF DREAD DISEASE
With measured pace and slow, po
liceman Mike Byelich paced his 'beat
for him, last night, the longest in
the World. For Jt carried him, fin
ally, at 3:00 o'clock In the morning
to his own door where with falter
ing courage horn of suspense and
anxiety he stepped softly across the
threshold and looked down Into the
face of Johnny, aged five, his oldest,
Policeman Byellch had weJked his
beat to guard hundreds of homes
from the terrors of the night. Phy
sical terrors, man made and perpe
trated. But his own he could not
guard. His six feet four, of sinew
and bone; his braveryr even his love
for Johnny were unavailing against
the pitiless ravages of the disease
that carried away his oldest.
Sunday, Johnny played and was
happy. Early this morning he was
dead. Viictlm of a virulent form of
riiTMherla that struck suddenly,
The funeral cf the boy will he he'd
tomorrow afternoon at 2 p. m. from
Policeman Byelich's home, 1075 Col
umbia avenue. Interment will be
made at' Oak Hill. Johnny Is sur
vived by a sister and brother.
Two "box cars and a caboose were
damaged by fire when trains on the
E. J. & E. railroad and the I. H.
B. pyramided in a rear end collision
In the yards "back of the Champion
Autn Equipment Co.. GostHn and
Sheffield r. venue this afternoon.
One of the trains had stopped In
the yards. Another backed Into I'.
The caboose of one was elevated and
In the crash caught fire. Other
oars piled up. The Hammond fire
department was called. They bat
tled the blats for an hour.
No one was injured.
Marauis of Salisbury.
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Stanley Baldwin, British boi.rd aJ
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W BOOZE RULES
By W. H. ATKINS
WASHINGTON, Ot. 24. New
regulations, framed under the
Daugherty ruling outlawing liquors
from shipping in American waters,
will safeguard the rights of foreign
ships to possess abundant stocks of
medicinal whiskey and will allow
wet supplies in required volume to
enter the United States for foreign
diplomats, it was declared today at
the Treasury department. .
Conferences between Treasury
and State department officials and
representatives' of the Department
of Justice resulted today in a deci
sion to permit complete freedom of
action by foreign envoys in import
ing and transporting lerge amounts
of liquor and wine for their embas
sies and legations at Washintgon.
The regulations today were ready
for tho slarnat'ires of Secretary of
T?"3 Ly ITLHS
(INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 24. 800,-
000 barrels of fine old whiskey
remain in bond, guarded by the
It's enousrh to last the coun-
trv for twentv rears without
any further distilling, Prohibi
tion Commissioner liaynes saia
Inventory of tha whiskey
stocks has been completed pre
paratory to transfer to new
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
WOOSTKil.O., Ocl. li. 'iwo
men were hilled outright and
six persons were injured, some
perhaps fatally, arly today
when a Ford touring car, said
ot have been traveling without
lights, collided head on with a
heavy sedan on the Lincoln
highway east of Wooster.
international news service
NEW YOKK, Oct. 24. Kepuis-
when he pleaded with his
estranged wife to return home
with him, Henry SUmund early
today shot and killed her and
then committed suicide as they
stood talking together on a
street corner in Brooklyn. In
Pltrr-uird's rtwkftK were found
SMALL WRECK ON
GARY & SOUTHER
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
CROWN POINT. IND., Oct, 4
The Gary & Southern Traction Co,
Sir William Joynaon-Hicka.
Earl ef SeJ borne.
the Treasury Mellon, but he defer
red signing them un'.il some of their
provisions were fully sanctioned by
the president and his cabinet. The
foreign liquor tangle again was a
feature of the cabinet discussion to
day. Later it became known that de
spite the rigid prohibitions of the
Daugherty ruling, and the regula
tions drawn for its strict enforce
ment, the president has directed
subordinate officials of the govern
ment to proceed with "caution" un
til the United States supreme court
decides the case growing out of the
injunction proceedings before Judge
Hand at New Tork.
Prohibition Commissioner Haynes
accordingly has instructed all liquor
law enforcement agencies to apply
the rule of common senst In n
forrinp the new ordr.
two photographs of his wife and
a pint of liquor.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
CARDIFF. Wales, Oct. 24.
Serious " defections were report
ed today in the ranks of the
Welsh coal miners, indicating
that the threatened strike of
100.000 workers in the Welsh
coal fields, unless the union is
recognized in two weeks, may
prove only a flash in the pan.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
LONDON. Oct. 24 Thirty per
rons were killed when a Rou
manian railway train returning
for a coronation jubilee collid
ed with another train near Cos
tanza, said a Central News dis
patch from Budapest today.
According to the dispatch the'
officials operating the tra'in
were said to have been intoxi
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
PARIS. Oct. 24. An engineer
who allowed his train to run by
a signal vas responsible for a
railway collision today in the
suburbs of St. Denis, when, he,
another engineer and three pas
sengers were killed and thirty
prpons were injured.
were unable to operate their cars on
Sunday afternoon on account of the
twelve o'clock car Jumping the track
at the Gary Country Club, The me
chanism of tha car became defective
and the car waa thrown from the
trade Outside of a severe Jolting
none of the passengers were hurt.
The car was In charge of Motorman
Graver Linton. Service u resum
ed at five o'clock.
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Democratic Generals are
Not So Pesky As
frorTtT1 HeCtl0n JU8t tWO ws
from today, the Republican cam-
?oaw.Vn Jndiana 13 etin mowing
in mate y connected with politic,
IVX , V- Eomet! when the
high point of public enthusiasm is
reached too early and then begins
to drop, it is fatal.
,.tThryth0Ut thls mpalgn the
trend has been with the Republi
can cause in the state generally.
Even Democratic leaders have not
been able to look through rosv
spectacles and see victory for their
state ticket at any time during the
campaign, but. of course, they have
been looking forward with hope
that there will develop some unex
pected break in the ranks of the
opopsition. Hopes of such a break,
it now appears, have completely dis
appeared. VOTE MADE EVIDENT
Up to four weeks ago the Demo
cratic generals felt rather perky in
some of the congressional districts,
especially in sections which were
traditionally hostile to Republican
ism before the elections of 1916 and
1918. But four weeks ago Albert J.
Beveridge. Republican nominee for
United States senator, Senator
James E. Watson, Governor McCray
and many other speakers of state
and national importance started to
carry the G. O. P. banner to every
section of Hooslerdom. ,
In these four- weeks it la very
likely that Republican votes have
not been made, but merely been
made evident. Up to the beginning
of the formal speaking campaign
there existed .a great deal of apathy
which the Democrats,' who started
their campaign much earlier, inter
preted as favorable to them.
The existence of an unmistakable
Republican trend can be appreciated
more in districts like the Twelfth,
which at one time was known as
the "green spot" of Democracy,
rather than in districts which al
ways have a top-heavy Republican
VOTE OF ALLEY COUNTY
The vote of Fort Wayne and Allen
county was the cause oftthe Twelfth
district being a "greert spot" for
Democracy prior to 1916. There
fore, the present outlook in Allen
county is of more than passing no
tice as a basis for predicting the
outcome not only in the Twelfth
district, but in the state.
In the spring the Democrats of
Allen county were more than opti
mistic. There was a m,-. d scramble
for the county nominations on the
Democratic ticket. There were ten
candidates lor the nomination for
sheriff. The Republicans, on the
other hand, diafted a part of their
county ticket. This condition was
more eloquent than words. The
Democrats thought the county was
cinched and the Republicans were
inclined to believe them.
Now the betting is even money
on the county ticket. Local leaders
In both parties admit that the battle
for the election of the county ticket
is close and that there is a likeli
hood of some nominees of both par-
ties being elected. The stock of Al
Abbott, sheriff and seeking re-election,
is running particularly high
because of his record for law en
forcement. But other Republican
nominees on the county ticket are
running equally strong.
BEVEKIDGE WILl, WU
As to the vote for Mr. Beveridge
in Allen county, there Is no differ
ence of opinion. It Is admitted on
all sides that In this Democratic
county which on the basis of days
gone by should be from 4,000 to
6,000 Democratic Mr. Beveridge
will win easily. In fact, it Is de
clared that his remarkable strength
will give such Imputus to the ticket
that some believe the Republican
victory for the local ticket will be
The impression existed In the
state during the summer that if any
Indiana congressman would have a
hard fight it would be Louis W.
Fairfield of Angola In the Twelfth
district. Now the local leaders de
clare that ihe district outside of
Allen county Is sure to pile ur a
large Republican majority. Allen
county would have to go more than
4,000 Demociatic to make Fairfield's
chances for success shaky.
Throughout the past week the
Republican meetings addressed .by
Mr. Beveridge in the Eighth,
Twelfth and Eleventh districts have
been attended by crowds so large
that they resemble demonstrations
in a presidential campaign.
One feature of the week. Interest- 1
ing because !t shows the relative
drawing powers of Mr. Beveildge
and his Democratic opponent, Sam
uel M. Ralston, occurred at Port
land. Both nominees were sched
uled to speak In Portland at the
same hour In the afternoon, Mr.
Ralston had less than 200 persons,
mostly men. at his meeting, while
Mr. Beveridso spoke In a theatre
with 1,000 seats, all of which wers
filled and many persons were stand
ing to hear his address.
In some of the larger cities tt
appears that the Democrats are at
tempting to work a mouth to ear
wet campaign. They are not com
ing out in the open advocating a
repeal of the Volstead law, but are
passing the word around In pool
rooms and other places where per
sons likely to have wet tendencies
congregate. But the voters In other
sections are learning about these
underhand vet appeals and it ap
pears that In the rural districts the
Democats are going to suffer on
What's In a Name.
Painted Rhed, son of Federal ro,
hibition Officer Harvey Rhed. of
42S7 Oteott avenue,
Goldie Goldfinger, of Calumet,
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