A. J. BEVERIDGE GIVEN GREA T R.
Fair tonlarhtt Sunday Increasing
rloadtnrsn, probably rain by after
noon or night rontlnun mild, mod
rrate winds, moatly aoatlierly.
VOL. XL NO. 41.
OCTOBER 28, 1922 TEX PAGES.
J3 SATURDAY AND WEE KLY EDITION.
Declares That This is The
Only Salvation For
Editor's Note: David Lloyd George
former prem'er of England and the
world's most spectacular figure. In
an exclusive interview with the In
ternational News Service the first
since his resignation declared that
the good will and co-operation of
America and Great Britain Is the
only salvation for the- world. The
statement was a message to "Lin
coln's common people." The form
er premier appealed for American
participation In ths League of Na
tions, saying- that changes would be
made if the United States could be
Induced to enter. The famous Welsh
statesman, while pursuing the
strenuous campaign tactics of the
late Theodore Roosevelt, intimated
that his Ideal Is Abraham Lincoln.
With the eyes of the world upon the
British political campaign a war
between liberalism and toryism
this Interview takes on the Import
ance of a historic document.
By F. A. WRAT
(Copyright 1923 by International
GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 2S "My
message to Lincoln's 'common peo
ple,' who are now in the wilderness
at' this juncture of the world's his
tory, is: Work on, hope on, unfalter
ingly, unswervingly, and we shall
win through to the promised land."
This statement was made to In
ternational News Service exclusively
by former Premier David Lloyd
George In the private salon car of
hia campaign train as it was rush
ing towards Glasgow, where he wi'4
carry on his flgbt to rc-wln his lost
(Mr. Lloyd George's opponent, A.
Bonar Law, was nominated for par
liament on the Tory ticket at Glas
gow two days ago.)
The former premier's car was be
decked with Hewers which had been
showered upon him by admirers as
the train was speeding northward
through the rolling hills in trium
Mr. Lloyd George has constantly
been making speeches to enthusias
tic crowds at every station. He has
appeared upon the platform Jovial
and smiling to wave greetings to
the villagers as the train passed
through villages and hamlets.
The former premier seemed tired
when he received the correspondent
after a short but nergatic speech.
He still seemed tired as he began
the Interview, but his eye lighted
up and he seemed to be revitalised
at the mention of Lincoln's name.
After an introductory word or two
Mr. Lloyd George exclaimed emphat
ically: "To secure the best happiness of
the world and a happy Issue out of
our afflictions, co-operation between
Great Britain and America is essen
tial to insure the world's peace.
"I am reluctant to say anything
regarding the best specific for Pr
rnanent maintenance of Anglo
American good will, fearing that my
words might possibly be misunder
stood or misinterpreted.
"But I insist that th closest good
win between the two nations Is the
only salvation for the world If we
are going to be spared awful calam
ities like those of the past eight
"Great Britain and America are
the only two countries that are able
to gaze at the outside world from
an outside viewpoint. They are both
detached; both are able to take an
International view, perhaps America
better than ourselves.
"In ideals, in permanent trend of
thoueht they (Great Britain and the
United States) walk the same path.
Their Joint action alone can preserve
the world's eternal peace. Both na
tions hate war equally.
"Because of this common aim and
common understanding, I would give
almost anything to induce America
to enter the League of Nations. Un
til this convs to pass the league can
never attain its real strength and
function at the highest or exercise
Its proper authority.
"Because oi this, I would say to
America with all sincerity and all
the earnestness I pos-sess: If you
have any doubts or suspicions re
garding the League of Nations, tell
us eo we will try to dispel them. If
you desire information or have miss
conceptions we will to satisfy you.'
"If you would prefer the term
'Association of Nations' instead of
'League of Nations' thejj let us
change the name.
"I beg America to throw the great
weight of her moral influence side
by side with the league. Only there
by can the v.-orld be made safe."
Asked when he was going to the
United States, the former premier
"It has always been one of the
ambitions of my life, but I cannot
look ahead. One reason why 1 want
to go Is because I am a democrat
not in the party sense but in the
literal meaning of the word.
"I have always thought that I
understood Americans. When meet
ing them I gt their viewpoint na
turally and they seem to set mine.
It would be a joy for me to pay a
long visit to the United States.'"
Albert J. Beveridge and other not
ed speakers t the Masonic Temple
tonight. Come. IVES
THE Hammond professional foot
ball team plays at Milwaukee to
morrow. HOWARD OLTZ, 1144 Jackson St.,
stepped on the gas. Caught. Speed
HALF dozen new stores, construc
tion completed, will open for busi
ness In State street within next
THE West Hammond Brewery has
passed into new hands. It is an
nounced that henceforth nothing
but near beer will be made.
A PETITION' has been filed with
the county commissioners for the
opening of Calumet avenue to Dyer.
It will be acted upon next week.
THIS is the last and best night
of the Fall Festival at the K. of C.
clubrnoms and auditorium. Charles
Brooks' specialty will be tonight's
SPRUCE up. Clifford Hammaeher
to open American Ideal Cleaners and
Dyers shop at 202 Fayette st. Born,
reared here, he knows pecularltles
of Hammond soot, grime.
OH. girls! Willie Funk, enter
prising young business man, buys
last word in filwer sedan. Has disc
wheels, curtained windows, shock
absorbers, 'n everything.
ONE of the features of the Unity
Council Fall Festival this week
has been the music by Howard
Rhea's orchestra. Shea has a
snappy bunch of musicians.
JUDGE Arthur Robinson, of Ind
ianapolis, one of the G. O. P. fiery
orators, will open the meeting at
the Masonic Temple tonight, speak
ing from S o'clock to 8:30.
WEST STATE street mrechants,
business men, growl protest as dila
pidated structures are removed from
Plummer avenue locations to sites
in State street. "Hinders any chance
for improvement," they say.
E. FETZNER. formerly with St
Francis, San Francisco, other coast
hotels, recently returned from
Europe, comes here as steward at
the Lyndora hotel. Mr. Fetzner Is
well known in the hotel world.
FAVTNTG of Lincoln avenue. In
West Hammond, is rapidly nearlng
completion. John Jaranowski still
hopes to get the other streets paved
and has the whole town pulling
with hlra to keep cold weather away.
COMMUNTTT service has chance
to "do its stuff." This as hostesses
besiege community headquarters, Su
perior court building, for Hallowe'en
programs, ideas for entertainments,
games and so on. It's all Gratis.
FORMER City Judge Teddy Klotz
wins acquittal for Christ ArguS. Jit
neur, charged by Hammond Motor
Transportation Association with un
lawful use of association emblem.
This in city court Argus was dis
charged. CLAUDE BOWERS, editor of a
Fort Wayne newspaper and promin
ent democrat, "will he the chief
speaker at a democratic rally at
Huehn's hall, Tuesday evening. Ex
Mayor Spooner, of Valparaiso, Is to
PEIvNSY wreck. Reports say
freight train is derailed "this morn
ing between Hobart and Wheeler,
throwing fifteen cars off track. No
one Injured. Service rerouted over
Grand Trunk pending clearance of
THANK TOU. That from local
K. C.'s to Sam Silver. Minas Furni
ture Co., Hammond Furniture Co.,
Carroll and Newton, Bill Crosby,
Kamradt Brothers, others for aid in
making fall festival success. They
contributed toward door prizes.
SOBS, smiles mark arrest of girls
on speeding charge. This when the
Misses Ethyl Doyle. 108 Detroit st.
and Dorothy NIerengarten, face desk
sergeant after being nabbed by Mo
torcop Schaetzel. Miss Doyle is flnerj
f 11 in city court for driving 40 miles
GUS SIMONS, former Hammond
prohibition chief after showing them
how to do it down in West Virginia
hs been promoted to assistant chief
of general agents. He will head a
crew of 200 in cleaning up old New
York. Gus is visiting frlands In
HE went Into a local bank, slap
ped $50 before the cashier and an
nounced loudly that he'd "take two
cases." "Of what?" demanded the
startled cashier. "Why, whatever
It is,'' was the reply. "It says on
the window '3 per cent and safety"
and that's the best you can do now
adays." BEST read paper In Lake county.
An Instance. Yesterday Miss Eliza- i
beth Wollrath. Lyndora hotel, ad
vertised that she had lost a valuable
necklace of pearl beads. This morn
ing she was called on phone by H.
O. Tohn, 221 Detroit street, to learn
the beads are found. The little ad
MOTOB-COP breaks leg of pedes
trian. This when Henry Dunker, of
Dalton. Ill . ftfps from cu-b in Hoh
man street and into path of motor
cycle ridden by Officer Mac Thomp
son. Dunker's right leg is broken
above ankle. Dunker," standing with
his employer, H. O. Shedd, was or
dered by him to rush out. stop pass
ing truck. He ran in front of Thomp
GEORGE KN OERZER AN D
Prizes Offered by Kiwan
is Club Awarded by the
Willis Ford, chairman of "the city
beautiful committee of the Kiwanls
club, announced toiliy the awards in
the lawn contest
First prize for the most beauti
ful residential premises on the south
side of the city was awarded to Geo.
Knoerzer .1120 Hahman street and
second prize to Edward Bobling, 64
First prize for the most beauti
ful residential premises on the north
side was awarded to W. Haehnel,
ST Sheffield avenue and second prize
to B. Ritter. 163 Henry street.
Th awards were made by a vote
of the members of the club and
their ladies at the Klwanls dinner
this week. Photographs taken by
Bodie showing the lawns and gard
ens of the contestants were exhibit
ed at the dinner.
It is believed that the contest will
atln(u3ate the city beam.tiful pro
gram. The members of the Kiwanis com
mittee which hadi charge of the
contest are Willis Ford, chairman;
O. L. Downs, Frank O'Rourke. Dave
Milgrim, H. R. Cross and Bodie.
The prizes were oash.
INTERNATIONAL NEW.S SERVICE
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. 2 8.
Connecting , roads between Indiana
and four neighboring states will be
constructed soon as a result of a
conference between highway offi
cials of those states held Thursday,
it was announced by John D. Wil
liams, director of the Indiana high
A connecting road will link Indi
ana and Illinois by ferry between
Princeton, Ind., and Mt. Carmel, 111.
Another interstate road is being
planned to connect west of Monte
zuma, Ind.. with a concrete road
leading to Chicago.
An Indiana-Kentucky connecting
link will be constructed between
Evansville, Ind., and Henderson,
Ky. An Interstate road will con
nect Ohio and Indiana on the Jay
Adams county line Just east of Bry
Mr. Williams said the state com
mission now is investigating a
Michigan-Indiana connection road to
lead north out of Angola, Ind. All
the roads will be federal aid proj
ects, he said.
TO WORRY ABOUT
East Hammond Civic and Im
provement Association, comprising
the bulk of reputable merchants,
business and professional men. of
that district, protest to Mayor Brown
against influx of colored families
Into East Hammond. The asocia
tion will meet with city officials to
solve problem of housing the 3.000
colored workers now taking their
places in local Industries. Police
report big increas ein colored popu
lation here i nthe past month.
Stil 1 worried. Dr. H. S. Kuhn.
school health director ,gets authori
zation of schoo Iboard to make the
Schic ktest in grade schools. Ev
ery child will b eexamlned as pos
sible diphtheria carrier. Local doc
tors volunteer services in making
testa which begin Monday.- Par
ents are urged to permit children
to underko exa.mination. Only way
to check ravages of yjiphtheria, oth
er child diseases, say board members
who point to lengthening school
sick lists. - -
Masonic Temple tonight. Albert
J. Beveridge and Jud;je Arthur Rob
inson of Indianapolis. Hear them
Hugh Stewart, 270 Torrence ave
held on manslaughter charge in con-
nectlon with the death cf Karl Jans
eon who died from injuries received
when he was run down by a ma
chine driven by Stewart in August,
yesterday was discharged by City
Judge Twyman of the East Chicago
court for lack of prosecution.
BANKER FRANK HAMMOND
cleaned up at golf with Joe Ibach,
Jr., at th! Hammond Country Club
this week and thereby won the
president's cup. a trophy for which
there was terrific struggles, nearly
every golfer at the club had a
chance at it and Frank did it "with
his little iron."
PLANS have been sent to con
tractors for bids on a three story
hotel to be built on the property
cast of the post-office on State
street, work to start within the
next few weeks. The owners are
the Dickson Brothers.
Albert J. Beveridge and Judge
Arthur Robinson of Indianapolis
will speak at the Masonic Temple
tonight. Everybody welcome. ln-C8
f WORK IS
TO START ON
Actual construction on Ham
mond'a newest business block, the
Bereolos building at State and Hoh
man Ms., will start December 1.
This announcement was made to
day coincident with the arrival of
plans and speclflcatlons from the
architect, C. Howard Crane, of Chi
cago. Yesterday a contract was signed
with the General Wrecking & Lum
ber Co., for the dismantling of all
buildings occupying the site of the
proposed structure. The wreckers
will start Monday morning and in
four weeks nothing wll remain of
two of Hammond's old landmarks
the Heintz founding and the Central
The contract requires that all the
buildings be removed on or before
Contractors will be asked to bid
on the construction of the building
at once. It is thought that it will
-ecjulre about three weeks before th
contracts will be let and the work
is to start December 1st or earlier
The plans show what will be one
of the most attractive buildings in
the region. It will have a frontage
of 135 feet on State street. 212 feet
on Hohraan street and 120 feet on
Pkimmer avenue. The Hohman
and State street frontages will -e
four stories high while the Plum
mer avenue part win be only one
story for the most part.
On the ground floor the plans call
for eleven store rooms. The major
ity of these have a frontage of twen
ty feet. The second floor- is laid
out for twenty-three small shops,
each with outside exposure.
The third and fourth floors are
the hotel rooms. There will be 51
rooms on the third and 52 rooms
on the fourth floor. All of the
rooms fronting on State street will
have bath and all rooms will have
hot and cold water.
Contractors may obtain copies of
the plans from the architect. C.
Howard Crane. American Bond and
Mortgage building, Chicago.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. Oct. IS -r-l'oliteness
on the high stas today led tt the
seizure of the motor boat Dodger.
together with 200 cases of liquor
valued at J20.000 and the arrest of
the crew, Patrick Higgles and K.
Kaptler. by members of the "dry"
navy cutter Hansen.
Higgins said that they came upon
a schooner in distress about 14 miles
off Seabright, N. J., which, with a
smashed bow, was trying to ride
out a sale. He declared that the
schooner's skipper admitted he was
carrying a -wet" cargo from the
Bahamas and offered $200 if the
Dodger would take off 200 cases of
liquor "as in act of mercy."
The skipper feared the schooner
would sink If the heavy cargo re
mained on board.
The Dodger was cruising near
Ambrose lightship when the Hansen
came up. The Dodger was so speedy
she was not overhauled until the
Hansen threatened to open fire.
COUPLE SOUGHT ALL
DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 28. Harry
Whitten, aped 40, and Verta Jean
Schuster. 14. daughter of a Peoria,
111., coal dealer, were arrested here
today after a nation-wide search
since last June had failed to locate
the couple. Whitten and the young
girl will be taken to Peoria today.
Whitten, according to the police
was arrested last June on charges
preferred against by the parents of
a young girl. He was Indicted by
the grand jury, the police were In
formed, andl allowed his freedom
on $3,000 bail.
The Schuster girl and Whitten ar
rived in Duluth a week ago. They
were found today in a boarding
Whitten declared he and the
Schuster girl were married in Minn
eapolis. Mother Thinks Prayer
Gave Sight to Infant
GRIMSBY, Eng., Oct. The power
of prayer has a firm believer In
Mrs. Patchett. whose child, blind
since birth, has recovered sight
since the P.ev. H. Cotton Smith has
called for dally prayers for the
child for daily prayers for the child
from the assembled mothers of the
-7 rtnoc. to Court
INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE 1
DUBLIN. 0-A Micky O Kourke,
aped eleven, was hailed into court
for throwing stones. Micky ex
plained to the judea that hp was
"only playing ambush," and ths
judge read htm a lecture on the
errors of warrio-s who are not at
On the sacred island of Pu-tu,
China, live more than 1.00 monks.
OVER COUNTY FOUND
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Slunip in Revenues Disclosed
Today by Estimates of '
Budget Officers j
By, W. H. ATKINS ;
(STAFF COn RESPONDENT I. N. SERVICE !
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28 A gov- ;
emment deficit of nearly $1,000,000.-
000 next fiscal year confronts th ,
administration, it was disclosed to- j
day by estimates of budget officers. '
The president and his advisers art '
said to be considering recommend- ;
ing new tax proposals to congress
When the sppropriation bills fo,
the next year go to congress in
December, a wide gulf between re
ceipts of the treasury will bp fa
less than was shown by earlier csi
mates. This is due to the slump !'
revenues from all principal sources :
Income and profits taxes show tho
argest decrease. Taxes from this '
source now are running $300,000,100 '
behind last year. Miscelaneous rev. j
enues are running 5120, 000. COO be- I
low last year's figures. Expected i
revenues from government security j
sales and from disposition of sur- !
plus war property have fallen bclo-.v '
Although no agreement upon new :
tax legislation has been definitely
reached, it is understood the ad
ministration is weighing the ques
tion of deriving more revenue from
sales of luxuries There &s no
thought of urging any increase in
the present scale of income tax-s. ;
Treasury tax experts are to be call
ed together early next month to
help solve the problem. 1
From the reports of departmeni
heads. It aDDears that arovernment i
pehsonnel is back near peace time
strength, and operating expenses for
the various bureaus have been cut
to the bone. It is not thought pos
sible to reduce them much more
without crippling efficiency, and
warning against this has been given
the budget bureau. In some in
stances, department chiefs assert,
economy has been enforced at the
expense of real efficiency.
Treasury officials already were
disturbed by the certainty 01 a
$700,000,000 deficit this fiscal year.
ending June CO next. Their prob
lem now is aggravated by the pros
pect of a still larger gap between
income and outgo the twelve months
This year's deficit may be greatly
reduced by the internal revenue bu
reau's war on tax dodgers. Treas-
officials are confident it will
bring an enormous volume of hid
den tax money into the treasury
vaults. The sweeping measures
adopted to force evaaers of taxes
into line, warrant prediction $500.
000.000 or more will be squeezed out
of wallets of wilful tax-slackers.
"It will take three tons of tim
othy hay and several large bags of
oats to fe?d the John Robinson
military elephants which will be
one of the many features at Orak
Shrine circus in Hammond, Nov.
Sth to 18th." said Herbert S. Mad
dy of the advance circus force, to
day. "These elephants, four in num
hr ar the best trained in the
t cim H 'i l- janel am al
kind and as gentle as kittens. They
are big brutes and they have big
appetites. One way to gain the
frienship and confidence of an ele
nhant Is to feed him and we do
not stint ours.
"With the elephants will come
four beautiful dappled gray horses
used by the famous Joe HodginI 'n
his bareback act and numerous lit
tle ponies, fluffy dogs and grinning
monkeys that are with the Torslli
act. Stafford's bucking mules will
be here also and the shrine will
offer one dollar per minute to any
Hammond man or oy who will
stay on the backs of thrse mules.
"In addition to the trained ani-
mals we are bringing ten wonder-
ful clowns, the Mangeane troupe
of acrobats, the famed Valentlnos. j
th3 Jack Moore trio of wire ar-
tlsts, the Bell Brothers comedy ac-
robats and numerous other promi- !
nent circus acts from the recently J
closed summer tented shows, con
tinues Mr. Maddy.
Shrine members are still busy
selling advance tickets. It is en-
tickets will be
placed on sale
1st at James
store. In Him-
. INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
Lu.MiuN, u-t. .ervous patsen
ge.rs on the London subways are
a nui&ance, company officials agrs.
Kence they have hired a decorator
to redecorate the interiors of sub
way traifts in such fashion as to
soothe nerves. The trains ar? being
repainted in boft greys and harmon
izing colors and attractive posters
are being placed in thr- cars.
Be sure to hear Albert J. Bever
idge tonight at the Masonic Temple
INDIANA'S NEW SENATOR
IS GREETED HERE BY
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JiON. A. J.
UTO THEFT C
BcUevln that lie would receive
-protection rrhen Jake Sherman,
lndiinn HSrl.cr deputy constable
told him that "he ivoold see that he
did not Ret Into trouble," is another
start Uiijt odinImion In the confes
sion, of Charles Blair Wilcox. 23
yearn old who wa arretted this
neek together with John Jakuah,
Indiana Harbor jrarage owner aa the
bmins cf nn orntanlied band of au
tomobile thieves operating In Lake
Gary police who hava unraTeled
the case, recovering nearly n dos
en automobile" -which liave been
stolen nnd. isposed of by the pair,
since they formed "partnership" last
December, were still working on
new angles today and promise oth
er orrests and revelations, wltMn n
AVIIcox who was arrested at the
Lj-ndorn Hotel at Hammond where
he hnd been living In adultery with
a Gary woman Is still held at the
Gary police station on an open
charge. He baa told a complete
story of his and Jakush's amazing
operations to the authorities. An
nfljdavlt has been filed against Ja
kush for receiving stole nproperty
and It was Intimoted today that oth.
er uffidavlts will be filed against
Further revelations of a Lake
county organized band of automobile
thieves were disclosed in confes
sions made by BLair Wilcox, to mem
bers of the East Chicago police de
partment soon after his arrest by
Hammond police and questioned in
connection with his operations in
John Jackush. prominent auto
mobile dealer and garage owner at
3601 rarrlsh ave.. Indiana Harbor
will be arrested today for the sec
ond time and his bail raised from
! $2,000 to $10,000 on charges of oper
ating the fence for "maKing over'
of stolen cars.
Jackush. it is said, was arrested
" this "nle cha'e- 4He
then found not guilty by a jury and
' INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE
ROME, Oct. 2v A proclama
tion of martial law throughout
all Italy was issued today ef
fective at noon. This drastic
step was taken in anticipation
of '-arfare between an army of
Fa?cisti. which was reported
marching upon Pms and regu
lar troops juardins the city.
fiN"rNTICNAL T.VS SERVICE!
NASHVILLE. Tern., Oct. 2S.
Governor Taylor today offer
ed a reward of JL00O for the
capture and conviction of the
men who last week removed
two white men, Ed. and George
Hartley, from the Bentof coun
ty Jail ar Camden, and shot
them to d:ath.
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released. He has still maintained a
parage In the same location and be
come prosperous business man,
rated to be worth between $30,000
Jacob .. Shurman, a deputy coun
ty sheriff, residing with his family
at 3923 Elm St.. Indiana Harbor, who
Sheriff Olds has been searching for
since this case was first brought to
light, charged with being an accom
plice of "Wilcox and Jackush, re
turned to his home In the Harbor
last evening after being away to
unknown parts for two days. He is
expected to be taken into custody by
the East Chicago police today.
In the long confession of "Wilcox
and Jakush to Gary and East Chi
cago police, Shurman is involved to
the extent of having used his gar
age as a fence for their stolen cars
and on a number of occasions dis
posed of machines, for them. Re
cently he Is said to have sold one
of the stolen cars to Ignatz Pozywial
his brother in law, living at 3916
Butternut St.. for $650. The Kord
coupe now in Deputy Sheriff Shur
man's possession was stolen by Wil
cox in Hammond and is said to be
long to Everett Wallace of 155G
Cleveland st., Gary. Arrangements
are said to have been made between
Wilcox and Shurman, which the for
mer related in his confession to
Capt. Makar, of the East Chicago
police department and Capt. Linn,
of the Gary police
A Ford coupa bought from Jac
kush by Tom O'Donnell of 3521
Hemlock st.. is now in the hands of
the Gary police. Another Ford that
Wilcox claims was bought from
Frai.k Anams, a Chicago auto thief,
for $25 and sold to Jaskush for
$100. it was later innocently pur
sha?ed by Motorcycle Policeman
Harold Hathaway and stolen from
him not long ago by the same dap-nr-r
pans, hut was again recovered
by the East Chicafo police this week.
Records of a dozen or more cars
of various makes, including Jordans.
Oldpmobiles, Fords and etc.. are in
the hands of the Gary. Hammond
and East Chicago police
The tn'o Hartleys were con
fined in the Camden jaii pend
ing an appeal, having been sen
tenced to from two to ten years
for the murder of a relative.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Ort. 2S
Selwyn C. Edgar, 71 years old,
retired president of the Edgar
Zinc Company, and reputed to
lo a millionaire, shot and killed
himself some time during the
night, at his home here. His
body was found today, dressed
in evening clothes.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. 2?.
Frederick Lanthrop Harding,
cousin of rr:-sident Harding,
and prominent local manufac
turer. Is dead here.
Tribute is Paid Roosevelt
At Meeting Ruled By
Following the great republican
rally at Gary last night, Al'nert
J. Beveridge. toured the county
today meeting the peopie at.
Crown Point. Lowell and Hohait
and speaking- this afternoon at
four o'clock in Whiting.
7:30 (prompt) Speaks at Ki
ley school. Indiana Harbor.
8:30 (prompt) Speaks at Ma
sonic Temple, Hammond.
The tour of Indiana's next sena
tor. Albert J. Leveridge. through
Lake county is a tremendous ova
tion. At Gary last night he had a
monster meeting and even big per
meetings are expected in Indian.!
Harbor and Hammond this even inc.
He brought a great crowd to his
feet at the close of a speech that
last two and a half hours.
The Orpheum theater was jam
med to the doors.
Beveridge pointed out the. mis
taken thory of government held by
the democratic party. He said that
the democratic policy is to look,
upon all commerce and industry as
dishonest and to watch it with
government commission and bur
eaus of which the railroad labor
board is a relic of their adminis
tration. He advocated the abolish
ment of railroad labor board.
He said the time is approaching
when the people are going- to de
mand that strikes cease. He advo
cated direct dealing between em
ployer and employ; .in the settle
ment of differences.
The League of Nations is not a
dead issue, he said. although the
American people believed that thev
,had settled that question when
they electe Harding by an over
whelming majority. Beveridsre de
clared that the League of Nations
is being promoted by every form
of propaganda from Europe and
that .the mova for cancellation of
the allies debts to America is but
one form of propaganda.
Europe must pav its debts to
America, he declared.
He said that thero are a million
and a half more soldiers in the
European standing armies now than
before the war.
Speaking in Gary last night, on
the birthday of Theodore P.oosevelt.
Albert J. Beveridge declared that
"it mattered not at all to Roosevelt
that to take a stand upon a public
question might offend this, that or
the other group." and while he dil
not want to alienate any group "if
such alienation was the price he had
to pay for upholding what he be
lieved to be right, he paid that pric
gladly, with Etout heart and smile."
Mr. Beveridge saiU Roosevelt was
annoyed by a certain element of er
ratic and wild' political camp fol
lowers whom he termed "the lunatic
fringe of American liberalism."' and
that before his death some of this
uncombed element began to de
nounce him because he resisted with
all his might their destructive and
absurd notions. After his death
those of the "lunatic fringe." Mr.
Beveridge said, attempted to seizf'
upon the 'itle "progressive"' ami
brand as "reactionary"' all those who
did not agrae with them that eco
nomic law should bo repealed and
established order overthrown and
constitutional government abolish
ed. He said the term "lunatic
fringe'-' is at this time "peculiarly
applicable to certain men and move
ments." Mr. Beverilge's address before an
audience that filled the theatre to
overflowing, was preceded by a red
fire parade. More than 300 automo
biles participated in the illuminated
procession. Mr. Beveridge w a s
cheered as he rode through th-?
streets to the nesting. Thomas
Roberts. Lake county Republican
chairman, was master of ceremonies.
Fred Crumpacker of Hammond, son
of the late Edgar P. Crumpacker.
who was for a long time a member
of congress, spoke briefly in pre
senting Mr. Beveridse.
Mr. Beveridge declared that If
Roosevelt were alive today he would
be in the thick of the nVhr lo safe
guard constitutional government :
would oppose group domination o.'
government and resist th soriali'
tic doctrine row hein.; urged to de
stroy capital by taxation or any
"One example is pecularily appli
cable to certain men and wovemms
of this very hour," .Mr. Bpveridg.
declared. 'Theodore ttoos?vh was
constantly annoyed by the peiv.im
bra around the prosrssive party of
uncombev. wild and ciratic Pf-rsrms.
tinged with insanity. vhu" only im
pulse they ever had any idea was
to destroy something: and this sanv
brand of political ramp follower
also and equally vexed him wh.-n h
was the head of the Republican
"So he called them the lumti'
fringe of American li'-ryalism. In
deed his idea was and he was right
that these explosive and irrespon
sible elements, were, are and al
ways will be. the danger spots in
our social order.
"Even before Theodore Roosevelt
(Med this 'lunatic fringe' began to
denounce him because he would nt
lead, but resisted with all hi"
might their destructive and absurd
notions. And after his death thin
lunatic fringe' seized upon the t:tl-
progressive' end all those who did
not agree with them that economic
:aw should be repealed and (s'ab
lished order overthrown and consti
tutional government abolished were
"This ia ;he exact situation ft
this hour; and this 'lunatic fringe
was crazed. Audacity has even gono
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