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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
Tin: vi:.vnii:it. inhianw. -- r.ih i.i- I .Off I : r. ;.n : m T'jir tonicht ar.'l i!n'" c!ay; viirr.f v. !iat tt.l l. i i... r.;--:-.t. T7 lr Edition READ THE 'WANTS' M aKJo o VOL. XXXII., NO. 47. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1915, PRICE TWO CENTS SOUTH BENE NEWS-TIM o o i I C SH REPLY TO 3l English Government Takes the Kaiser's Proposal as Sign of Weakening and Says Chal lenge of Blockade Accepted. CABINET REJECTS ALL; PLANS TO RETALIATE King George Expected to Call Privy Council and Sign Proc lamation Declaring Embargo on Food to Germany. LONDON, Feb. Id. Germany's proposal tint England abandon her embargo upon foodstuffs n bigned to Germany or German civilians, was presented to the cabinet at an extraordinary scs- sion by Foreign fc'ec'y Grey today. According to reliable r ports the German proposal was rejected in its entirety. At thV conclusion of the cab inet meeting it was announced that .King Geor.ge would hold a privy council late today or tomor row. It is expected that at the privy council the king- will sign a. proclamation prohibiting the t ra nsporta t i ui of foodstuffs to Germany ami setting forth the Narioti.s retaliatory methods adopted against Germany because vt his threatened hlockade. After Sir Kdvvard (liey had presented to the cahinet the proposition of compromise, made py Germany, the members were informed by Winston Sjienoer I 'hurchill. head of the admiral ty, of the plans that had been made to retaliate against (!er- jnany. These are understood to Include a blockade of the Ger liiaa coat. I.OXDO.V. IV b. 1J. "Xo compro mise." This is the attitude of the British government in reference to the German proposal transmitted through the American government that if England will permit the passage of foodstuffs for the civilians of tho kaiser's empire the Ilerlin admiralty will rescind its order establishing a War zone a bout tho British Isles. That the government has the full support of the public is shown by the enthusiasm aroused by the declara tion of Winston Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, that "Germany can not be allowed to adopt a policy of open piracy and murder." The London newspapers declare that Germany's proffer is an indication that the l.aiscr's government is weakening before the storm aroused in neutral countries such as the United States, Italy and Holland by its warning that neutral shipping is liable to suffer. The comment of the press may bo summarized tints: "Germany has challenged ns. Wo have accepted the challenge. Now let Germany begin Its operations. In declaring a blockade of ltritish coasts it has de!ied the very instrument of warfare, of which it is in terror tho Etitish lleet." Times lralMs Navy. The London Times gives high praise to the navy and to tho work of Churchill, asserting that the navy has and is exerting a powerful intluence upon the fortunes of the land cam paign. "The result is visible in the desper ate and futile threats now being ut tered by the German government, threats which Churchill promptly met with a contemptuous condemna tion," says the Times. "The subma rine menace '.as had no great ma terial effect t.pon the war nor is it likely to modify at this stage the grip in which the German navy is tightly held." F.nglish naval critics assert' that the German threat to sow mines in the waters along the coasts promises nothing new. citing tho fact that the neutral as well as tho Uritish mer chantmen have already been badly damaged or sunk by these lloating in struments of war. Although Holland has protested to Germany against .his action the Dutch government is the first to act upon the warning that m:.tral ships will be imperilled in British anil French waters. The Royal Hutch Steamship Co. has can celled its sailing to the French K)rts and ether companies are expected to do the same. The Westminster Gazette, which voices the opinion of the cabinet, an nounced today that the time for bar gaining hail :LSSed. "Germany must understand that we are not going to be driven from the legitimate strokes of war by threats to commit piracy and murder unless we submit to her viws," says an otlicialiy inspired editorial. "There is nothing in the war comparable with her calm mt. 'nation to these- that they must look out for their own safety when s!w chooses to discharge a torpedo. "That is one of the issues th.it must tnally be cleared up. There is no p.: ore room for blutf.ng or bargaining.'" Will Consider Pric Court. Announcement was made today th.it Premier Asj uith will be asked m p irliamr-iu tomorrow whether the :r ermr.ent will consider the .-;.ib-hshment of a 1"int prize court consist ing of representatives of Britain and the Fnited st.-.t es with a view of avoid ing a reoec uraneo of the dispute be tween tl'.e ,-oar.trks in regarding to neutrality The Fall Mall Ga7tte again at tacked Germaux's policy of wariaie although it d el. -red that England has nothing t far. T.ais paper said: "The imdv rl ing -Mg'-tit-n in the 'rnnn reply to the American note is (Continued n fagf. fight.) N MPROMISE. m PflflFFER May Turn Vacant Lots Into Gardens To Employ and Feed The Unemployed of City That .South End may be a Garden City before another summer rolls past is not an idle prediction. Agitation to make it such is already under way. In view of the many hundreds of n e; that are out of employment in the city and the probability that they will be for several months to come, the plan has been suggested of giving t .' men profitable employment by making gardeners out of them. To do this would reguire the-assistance ! of the real estate men of the city, i I'or it is estimated that there aro enough vacant lots in the city to give jail the unemployed work on them during the spring and summer and at the end enough products would ac crue to provide these men and their families with food for the following w inter. If the real estate men will turn over their lots to the men to let them turn them into gardens it is held a big step will be taken toward solving at least if not the whole problem of unemployed. .Mayor Keller says there are hun dreds of lots about the city lying idle that are capable of making excellent gardens. A rough, approximate esti mate of tho amount of idle land around the city was placed at 300 acres by the mayor. This is distrib uted in various parts. The largest part of it is believed to be in tho southwestern and northern sections of the city. Haines Hcliiml Plan. . plan to utilize this is already under way by the municipal recrea tion department under Director F. B. Harries. Mr. Barnes has a committee now at work investigating tho pessi- 1 OF - VESSEL PURCHASE BILL House Democratic Caucus De cides to Support Measure by Vote of 154 to 29 After an All-Wight Session. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. Speaker Chaxnp Clark came to tho aid of the administration ship purchase bill in the house democratic caucus and rallied the wavering members with the result that the caucus early today, after an all-night discussion adopted the measure by a vote of 151 to 29. It was announced that 17 democrats, among them Majority Leader-elect Kitchin and Rep. Fitzgerald of New York, a ill not vote for tho bill when it Is taken up in tho house, and put through under the special rule limit ing debate to six hours. Tho vote was taken at 2:30 o'clock this morning and the caucus then adjourned. Speaker Clark brought many waver ing members back into line with this wcrd of warning: "You have wandered In the wilder ness for 16 years and you will wander there again unless you follow the leadership of your party.' The speaker pointed out that while he is opposed to tho theory of govern ment ownership, tho ship bill was an emergency measure and the house should not stand in the way of its passage .because the senate probably would filibuster against it "until doom's day." rirt Vote Shows KiTcvt. The first vote, which showed the effect of the speaker's advice, was taken shortly before 1 o'clock when a suggestion by Rep. Page of North Carolina that the ships acquired under the act be excluded from the merchant trade two years after the Kuropcan war has ended, was defeated US to r.s. Rep. Fitzgerald joined Rep. Page in opposing the bill. He announced ho could not be bound by caucus action because of his views against govern ment ownership in any form. Rep. Hetlin of Alabama helped the light when he announced he had in formation that Pres't Wilson had tle eided to abandon the extra session idea. Senate leaders today planned to "mark time" by discussing the pro posals for general and special cloture of the bill. They proposed to keep away from discussion of the shipping bill "until the house shall have passed the substitute for the Weeks naval mail line measure. Then "there will be something doing." It was stated. SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR MAIL SERVICE IMstoiIicv Department Advortis for RhN on Suppljlnx Vehicles for Pour Year. Postmaster-General Burleson has issued a general advertisement invit ing proposals for supplying vehicles during the four years' contract period beginning July 7. next, for mail de livery and collection and "screen wagon sirviee." The proposals must be dcliered at Washington by April i M, l'Jir.. The service In this city I alls for four screen wn?r,vap (er two ! motor screen wagons), one motor and four delivery wagons CHANGE MEETING DATE OF MASTER H0RSESH0ERS The date of the state Master Horse, sheers" convention to be held lure has ben changed from May 1.". and 1 to May S and !. The session will I., held at the Oliver hotel. Chris Wunderlink of F.vansville is president of the association and Tim AicGrath of Fort Wayne is sec retail, j LA R K COMES IT bilities and a scheme of putting them into use. A report from this com mittee is expected in a few days. Speaking of the project Director Fames held it quito feasible. If South Fend land is as valuable as that in other cities, and it is believed to be, it is safe to say that perhaps a mil lion dollars worth of garden truck could be raised in the city. This is 1 ased on an estimate that an expert made in Kansas City, He ligured that an acre of ground in that city was capable of raising .58,000 worth of truck. Should this estimate hold in South Fend It c m be easily figured how much gard n truck could be raised in this city on T0o acres. Should the estimate in South Fend go below that of Kansas City, still the value of the truck that could be raised here would be large. Success in Detroit. Several years ago the scheme was tried in Detroit and proved success ful to a remarkable degree. Thous ands of men were given work while the product they raised was all their own at the end of the season. Direc tor Fames' scheme would be to put it all under scientific management. With an expert head to whom all could go for advice it is believed that wonderful results could be obtained in the city. Director Barnes' plan would further Include the regular publica tion of lessons on gardening for the benefit of the men working the lots. The scheme was also tried in Phil adelphia and proved a success. If ieal estate men will join in the move and Rive over their lots in South Fend it is held that it would be equally successful here. BRITISH TRENCHES IRE RECAPTURED FR1 GERMANS Paris Official Statement Con firms Teutons' Claim of Ad vances Wear St. Eloi No Infantry Actions Reported. PARIS, Feb. 16. The recapture of British trenches captured by Germans In Flanders is announced in an otlicial communique issued hero this after noon. Tho statement that the Brit ish troops had regained their lost ground was the first otlicial confirma tion given hero of the claim made in Rerlln yesterday, that the Germans had won a success near St. Eloi. The text of the communique fol lows: "The British troops recaptured yes terday tho two trenches which they had lost the night before between t. Eloi and the Ypres canal. "On the battle front of the French armies the day of Feb. 13 was gen erally calm. No infantry actions were reported. Our artillery won success and particularly important." Concentrate Against ltritish. Again are tho Germans concentrat ing their pressure against the British on the northern end of the allies' bat tle line and it is otlicialiy claimed by the kaiser's government that the in vaders have mado a material gain on the Y'pres-Menin road in West Flan ders. According to the German war office the English have lost some trenches near St. Eloi, which is two and a half miles south of Ypres. If this claim is true, it means that the British, holding the front south of Ypres, havo been compelled to fall back about seven miles. All official information which has como from the French and British war otllces has in dicated that the allies front in West Flanders wa.s east of Wytscheate, Zillcbeke and Gheluvelt. The British have held Ypres for months, although the town has been within iange of the heavy German mortars which bomb arded it from time to time. It has been customary for the Ger mans in Belgium to bombard the Belgian, French and British trenches every day. If the cannonade were unusually heavy e allies might know it would he followed by an infantry attack. Otherwise the eGrmans were content to take tr" chancers of killing a few of tho enemy with their desult ory tire. Near Bcthune, LaBassee. Arras, and in the Aisne valley the French artillery has boon engaged in the throwing of heavy lyddite shells against the Ger man held works, some of which were made untenable by the artillery fire. North of Verdun lighting for posses sion of trenches is again in 'progress. South of the Muese in the Woevre district In the Vosges and in Alsace Lorraine, hard fighting is in progress in the mountain valleys which are deep with snow. The Germans have been carrying em an intermittent big gun fire against the cities held by th French, damaging them heavily. SECURE 130 MEMBERS Charter LNt of Kille Club Includes Iulncs Men. A charter membership of i:;m was th result of tho efforts of the pro motors of the South Fend Rir'e club who have been securing charter mem ber from among business men during the last three weeks. The charter has been sent for and is expected within the next few days. There will be v. tmeting of the executive board of the club Wednesday night at which time farther plans will be disou.-ed. imVGGlST TAKES APPEAL. Ralph H. Kuss. druggist at !o-; s Michigan st.. charged with Ning liquor without a lieense. has taken an appeal from the city eourt to the su perior court. The evidence wrs se. cured by Quillet. Kuss was lined 55 in the lower court. y. S. IS EXPECTED TO OPPOSE ORDER N 0 DHLL Proposed Proclamation by Britain Eliminating Condi tional Contraband Is Likely to Elicit Strong Objections. SIX NATIONS PROTEST WAR ZONE ON SEA Germany's Expectations Ful filled When Representations Are Made by Holland, Italy, Greece, Norway, Denmark. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1C The full text of Great Britain's reply to the United States of Dec. 2G, protesting against interference with United States shipping at sea was taken up by Pres't Wilson personally today. It required several days to translate the doc anient from the 'diplomatic code, the reply being of such length that it would till about six col umns of a newspaper. The docu ment was taken to the white house by .ec'y Bryan. The text will probably be given out sim ultaneously in London and Wash ington as negotiations toward that end arc in progress now. WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The new doctrine soon to be promulgate! by Great Britain making foodstuffs absolute contra band is expected to be opposed by the United States. There was evidence today that the state department will dispute any pronouncement which eliminates entirely conditional con traband from neutral ships in time of war. The representations made to 1ms- land in the Wilhelmina case will bring this issue to a focus. It is un derstood in Washington that Ungland will cache the can,ro of the Wilhel mina on account of the German war zone declaration, and will at the same time issue a statement of her policy practically instituting a blockade of the entire German coast. It is now evident that Great Britain intends to keep all American food stuffs out of Germany, and the American government is preparing to question the British right to keep such importations from tho civilian population ef the German empire. Jockey for Positions. Great Britain and Germany are jockeying for a strategic position in the diplomatic game that is to follow. Germany has offered to withdraw her war zone declaration if England will allow the Wilhelmina to reach a Ger man port. Great Britain contends that the Wilhelmina's cargo has been made absolute contraband by the de cree of the German government com mandeering all foodstuffs. Germany in reply has offered rigid guarantee that all imported foodstuffs will go solely to non-combatants. Great Britain replies that even if this were true, it merely releases other food stuffs for the use of troops at the front, and therefore may rightly be called absolute contraband. Developments in the case will not como until the prize court makes a decision in regard to the Wilhelmina's cargo. When that is done the Amer ican pesition will be made known. SIX NATIONS PROTKST AGAINST WAR ZOM OIlDl-HC. BERLIN (Via Amsterdam), Feb. H. Germany's expectation that neu tral countries would protest against tho proclamation of a war zone around the British isles and along the French coast has been amply ful filled. This far six countries, the United States, Holland, Italy, Greece, Norway and Denmark have made representations through their envoys here to the foreign ollice. The pro tests are couched in friendly terms and are to be answered in the same manner. A preliminary reply has al ready been sent to the United States. Italy and Holland, it was said at the foreign otiice today, and Denmark, Greece, and Norway will be answered immediately. Sweden bus thus far taken no action. The replies made by the German government place full responsibility for the situation upon England, point ing out that the action of that coun try in cutting off the food supply of German civilians has forced Germany to adopt retaliatory measures. Assurances are given that Ger many's naval forces will do everything in their power to avoid injuring neutral ships, bur it is assorted that I'nubjnd's policy of having lta vessels nyimc the flags of neutral countries endangers the ships of those nations. Will Remain Piriu. The German statement is a full ex position of the admiralty's attitude and its desire to maintain the friendly international relations now existing between the empire and the neutral countries, but it is also a tirin avowal that this governmt nt will remain tirm in its policy of exterminating Eng land's merchant vessels as long as England maintains its policy to "starve Germany." "We are coniident that the neutral countries will understand Germany's pasition thoroughly as a result of the 2 " P 1 i s nt to their notes of in ijiiiry." sas the Tages Zeitung ditori alp- td:.. "We have accepted the conditions laid down by England. She. and she alone. i.s responsible for tile situation that threatened for a time to cause misunderstandings be tween Germany an 1 the neutral coun tries. This has hcen cleared up. Noa England will have to answer for the policy that t aused our action." The Kreuz Zeitung speaks in a similar strain, though shoving no change in its attitude townrd what it calls "American unncutrality." IZEPPELIN5 W s Air Craft to Be Used to Crop Bombs on English Ships Which Escape the Cordon of Submarines. GERMANS TAKE TWO TOWNS IN POLAND Capture of Plock and Biesk An nounced in Berlin Aus trians Rout 50,000 Rus sians in Battle of Delatyn. KEPvLTN (via Amsterdam), Feb. 1C. Zeppelin airships will partici pate in the blockade of the British coast, the Vossische Zeitung an nounced on otlicial authority today. It is reported that the craft will bo used to drop bombs upon British ships that escape from the submarine cordon to be established in English watt rs. The Lokal Anzeiger states that Ger many is prepared to strew tho Brit ish coast with mines. This state ment arouses the belief here that German mine layers are hidden in ac cessible reach of tho British coast and arc ready to move as soon as the blockade is begun. That England will attempt to em broil Germany and neutral nations i.s the hint mado in an olfici.il statement issuii by the German press bureau today. It follows: "It is believed in German shipping circles that it will aid England's in terests if conflicts arise between Ger many and neutral states. It is not improbable therefore . that neutral ships will l)e purposely sunk by Brit ish submarines. "It is also known that England, has j laid large quantities of ii.ines against German submarines." Capture Two Tmvns. The capture of Block and Biclsk, two towns of northern Poland, en the right bank of the Vistula river, by German troops, is announced in an otlicial report from the German gen eral staff issueei here this afternoon. It states that these two towns were taken after a short lig'ht which re sulted in the capture of about 1,000 prisoners. The report also claims j success on the Russian frontier and in Flanders, where the British efforts to retake trenches have failed. The an nouncement of the capture of Plock is the most important that has been made since the Russian defeat in East Prussia. Plock is less than 5t miles west-northwest of Novogeorgi vak. the great fortress which protects Warsaw from the northwest. Bielsk is a few miles north-northeast of Plock. The German successes in this region show that the Russian drive toward Thorn has been completely checked and that the czar's troops aro being rapidly forced back in northern Poland. Here's Oflkial Report. Tho general staff's report follows: "Western war theater The enemy's attacks against the trenches taken by the Germans from the British near St. Eloi were repulsed yesterday. Other wise there were no important events. "Eastern war theater Our pursuit of and continued lighting with tho enemy on and beyond the Prussian frontier are proceeding very favor ably. In Poland, north of the Vis tula, the Germans occupied Bielsk and Plock after a short light. A num ber of prisoners were taken." DKITIVT SO.000 RUSSIANS IN HATTLi: r DKLATYN. VIENNA (via Berlin and Amster dam), Feb. 16. Eighty thousand Russian troops were defeated in the battle of Delatyn on Saturday and driven in rout through Nadworna and back toward Stanislau, it is otlicialiy reported in dispatches received at the war ollico today. A bri-?f announce ment that Nadworna hal been occu pied was mado last night, but today details of the conflict that resulted iu its capture were received here. The battle of Delatyn is declared to have been the "greatest battle fought on tho soil of Galicia and a battle that resulted in a complete triumph for the Austrian troops and their Ger man allies." Make Lost Stand at Hill. Two entire Russian corps were over whelmed by the Austrian troops that advanced through Pantyr and Jab lonica passes. In a night attack tho allied troops destroyed wire entangle ments about the Russian position and opened their main attack at dawn. The Russians were compelled to with draw after a six-hour light. The re treating Russians made a last stand at hill No. 4::i, at the bottom of whoso northern slopes Nadworna is located. Attacking under the fire of the Rus sian artillery, the Austrian and Ger man troops captured the hill and drove the Russians down the northern slope into Nadworna. I land-to-hand lighting in the streets of Nadworna lasted for three hours. In the meantime the Austrian and i:i.rin.m rnvalrv struck the columns of troon.s leaving; there for Stanislau and captured hundreds. They cut off tin- retreat or tne uussian soldiers still in the town and all were forced to surrender. The Austrians claim to havo taken 7.000 prisoners and they counted more than 2,000 dead a.ong the road fr rn Delatyn to Nadworna. They he'ieve that in the day' fighting the lit ssiar.s lost more than FkoOO. (OrilT PERMITS ADDITION. An order has be n handM down by Ju Ige Funk granting permission to Mr. ar.d Mrs. Elza Moore to adopt ivtrothy Cunningham, five months old. laughter of Homes C. Cunning ham, W. Joseph it., Mishawaka. CONFESSES SLAYING OF Hi BROTHERS Youth Says He Murdered Men! Because of Beating They Gave Him. JACKSONVILLE. Ela.. IVa. lv Carefully ironed with heavy chains and closely guarded to prevent bodily harm from the outside. Clyde Stowr. the sclf-co -fessed slayer of the Gard ner brothers, arried in Jacksonville and left late last night for Patatka. Kla.. where the murders were com mitted, in charge of heriit K. L. Kennerly. lie will be closely gu.ud ed during the remainder of tht jour ney. Stover last night told the story of the crime, stating that he killed the two men Jan. :.0, after they had beaten him because he had not killed a hog. Stover savs 11. C. Gardner i beat him severely and threatened to ! inllict further punishment. Fearing -: they would kill him, .Stover says he ' seized a shotgun and killed Horace; Gardner. He took $1S from the dead! man's pockets and went toward the j camp. Nearing the camp he met Alon.o Gardner and accompanied him ! .v ....l.i.:. . 'Pi. i I io iiujii i.tuim. ni' soon leiuineu to the camp, where Stover says, he realized tho only way for him to t s- ca os was to kill Alonzo, which, lie did. shooting him in the back of the head, lie took il'l from Alonzo's pockets, boarded the launch and escaped. Stover declares he intended to sur render, but wanted to see his old home in Tennessee before he was jailed. The negro will conduct the otliccrs to the place where he killed Horace Gardner, whoso body is still missing. Palatka. ITa., Feb. Hk Clwle Stover, in charge of Sheriff Kennerly of this county, arrived early today and was placed in jail. The city is quiet and no violence is anticipated. TWENTY SEVEN SHIPS All Will Arrive in War Zone Waters After Feb. 18 When Proclamation Is Effective. NEW YORK, Feb. Ii;. Twenty seven steamships, sailing from New York face the torpedoes and mines of the Germans in the waters . around England, for all of the vessels will arrive after Fob. is, when the war zone proclamation by the German ad miralty goes into effect. Two of the ships are passenger vessels, the largest being the Adriatic of the White Star line, which should arrive in Liverpool on the 19th. The other is the steam ship Bcrgensf jord. a Norwegian ves sel, which will be in tho North sea after Thursday. The complete list of steamships and their nationality follows: Aymerick, ltritish, for Rotterdam: 'uruga, American, for Gothenburg; Wieringcn, Dutch, for Rotterdam; Somesdyk, Dutch, for Rotterdam: .Stegelborg. Norwegian, for Sv r. borg; Chatton. British, for Cardiff; Cashing, American, for Copen hagen; Suram, British, for Eondon; Ghazee, British, for HulRGergens fjord, Norwegian, for Bergan; Kansan, American, for London: Ycstris, Brit ish, for Havre; vJrios. Greek, for Rot terdam; Adriatic, British, for Liver pool; Vidar, Swedish, for Copt n hagen; Francisco, British, for Hull; Kansas City, British, for Bristol; Northern. British, for Havre: Cm nelie, Dutch, for Rotterdam; Great City, British, for .Uotterdam : New York, Dutch, for London; Phibob I phia, American, for Liverpool; Man hattan. British, for London; onluna, British, for Liverpool; Niagara, French, for Havre; Menominee. Brit ish, for London. All the vessels are heavily laden with freight. $10,000 DAMAGE SUIT IS SETTLED FOR $850 The damage suit of $10.eo .f Charles Mudge. administrator for Frank Mudge against the Baltimore and Ohio railway, was comproi .ise i Tuesday afternoon in circuit court for ?8". Damages were sought for the death of Frank Mudge. win. it was alleged, was killed on the B. AL- . rail way. HEAD OF METHODIST DISTRICT IS DEAD KOKOMo, Ind.. Feb. D;. Rev. H. N. Derrick, district superintendent in the Northern Indiana Methodist con ference, is dead :it his home here.. Asthma and heart disease cau.'d hi; death, which was Unexpected. Hej-. rick was born in Fort Wavne in In 17. MEATS SHOULD BE TWO TO FIVE CENTS CHEAPER CHICAGO. Feb. Hi. Your b::b her should be selling fresh meats frm two to five cents a pound chap"r to day than he was last Christmas, ac cording to a comparison of vhd.-sab prices made public today by Jav R. Brown, editor of the Drowrs' .Pcirnal. The figures follow: f Tod.: 1". 1 11 ; o ' No. 1 Ki'i N.i. 1 Ll; N. 1 Ilo'i:i Chmi If the prices at 17 TJ th retail .- 'ores ditor have not been reduced, said t!u of the Journal, your butcher is m; the biggest profit in year. i r. g FACE G I ES suns ox .rrorxT. Action has been brought in the su perior court hy the Central E!"tr:o Co. again it Stanley Katu ar.d other to collect alleged to be d J fo! supplies and labor. BT DEFIES French Lick Man Demands 'Senate Investigate Asser tions of Indianapolis News Regarding Plots Charged. SUFFRAGE MEASURE IS RECEIVED BY HOUSE "Votes for Women" Bill Is Re ferred to Judiciary Commit tee Primary Bill Report to Be Heard on Tuesday. FROM THE NEWS-TIMES U INDIANAPOLIS BUREAU INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Feb. 1 Demand was made upon the Indiana state sanate today hy Thomas Taggart of French l-'icl;. t ii.it an in t stigatiou be made iy iliat body as to the extci.' !" the "bosM-ju" charged against him by the Indianapolis News, as being exorcised over the upper blanch f the legislature. .Mr. Tags'ait would li.te both 'un:- self and the editors i' the New brought before the m nate, ;tnd plai d under oath, the former regarding tb. inlliience exercised by him. and the later with rcspet t to the soutee .! thtir information. Hher witnesses aie to be called in if the senate dct ms n desirable, and from the mass of know !- edge obtained, the senate body v. ill then be expected to de ide whether or not the News' allegations ar true, a to its beine bussed by Taggart. and announce its deei.ion to the state. Action May Come smui. An appropriate resolution leeeivin Tin demand and taking the .uir - ments thereof into account ua pasvc,, by the senate, to be followed, accord, ir.g to indications, by earl action. Charges en the lloor of the s p.at" made last Thursday by S n. Ballon of Lagrange and reiterated Saturday oy Sen. Adams of Clinton. both demo crats, appear tt have been the basis of the News charges Tin two senator alleged that organization backed con spiracies that had been leveled against Sen. Balbui, and certain of hi meas ures, for disciplinary purpos.. jj,. hav ing failed to vote for the Bell bill to provide a board of finance, for the city of Indianapolis. The News llatly pa responsibility for these alleged conspiracies again-;. J'.allou measures, up to Mr. Taggart, and hence the demand for a proiie. Introduce su lira go Rill. In mi effort to barn the attitude , f tht: Indiana legislature on the ijue.--tiou of woman suffrage, the legisla tive council of Indiana women, thrcugh Rep. perry Rule jn the luuv tocay introduced a bill giving the wom en the light to ote for city. ouiii. state and national ofiiccrs. JSie bill was referred to house committee .c. judiciary A. A liely light was indulged in o r the Jndkins bill to appropriate i "cat for Indiana Negroes who desiie to attend the semi-centennial cel. dila tion of the colored race in Chicago. The biil hnally ua- filled by the adop tion of the committee report unfav orable to the masure. Thirty-live bills were killed today in the house, j wa re advanced to a second leading and 1 were parsed. In the senate Sen. Rimar nlivened the session by springing a demand that his state-wide primary bill he reported OUt ol the . uHlMiltlO'. He said he bad introduced ti-e notsuie more than L' .". days ago and had noi been able to get com rn ittt .ict ion on it. Chairman Van Auken replied th..t the committee had be.-n swamped with other o:k. t mi a motion . Sen. Van Nuns the senate ot-d t . hoar a committee report on the meas ure tomorro.v morntnu. Van Xiij i Defeated. Sep. Van Nuns. demo-lath I'.o.ej lo.der, sutfered d feat today in an ar gument with Sen. Robinson, republi can. A resolution presented bv Robi so.i demanding that all striate bills Im printed before they were tailed !'..r third reading was ojmosed by V.;.:; Nuvs, but. the senate oted to adop tin- Bobinson resolution. The senate by a ot. .", jo e passed the Fbmihg bill putting tn state free employment bureau and. i the dir c tion of the .-rrr t.iry of silt.. The Kemp-Diagoo registration bbi providing for on', one registration . a voter unless he rno-- om.-ide o;' the precinct, was iejM.rted favor. toJay in the house. The bill ij:;:-i out little fiom the V-i k bill, frirn.d alter last W elc's HiC.s ,f ho-.se i!. 11. ociats. Osborne iBdl Prc-eiilcd. The le-.otno bill, providing foj-state-wide primar y let t;on l.i v . fram d. .1 is undej stoo-i. to dlspbo the Joip- pn:n..ry ';!!. v. as prt to the h-cis. -,iih a divided !!'. All of tn commit ;e.. on '. - ept Rep. Gr:::, th signed the rep,.:: favoring the )s.,orne bill. Griffith signed a minority I" '" ri NNhioll lie declared tile Ju:s b;';'. the op,e that should be .ol..p:, !. R p. Clear;." 5od.iV struck a b'ov. . t water, gas .4;p -le.-:i ic o .u ; i r. ;s- :. it tredu.ur.g; a bill 1 oi-s.ddji.g the pra- -te c e " mikmg a '.iar. b-r the o" net-:.-. ar.. declared :nri' companies- barge $ ;. rental on meters ind in th:s -a raise in '.,irrn,.M. amount workm g a pita!. H ev p ;s a stubborn !.g hi t be m d by nanv of the !argr .. !p'ra!i of ta i.ate aa.nst the mcis ;i PROOF OF CHARGE OF HIS "BOSSISM"