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VOL. XXXII., NO. 47.
English Government Takes the
Kaiser's Proposal as Sign of
Weakening and Says Chal
lenge of Blockade Accepted.
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
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.)
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
.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-
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed Proclamation by
Britain Eliminating Condi
tional Contraband Is Likely
to Elicit Strong Objections.
Germany's Expectations Ful
filled When Representations
Are Made by Holland, Italy,
Greece, Norway, Denmark.
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.
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
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.
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."
Air Craft to Be Used to Crop
Bombs on English Ships
Which Escape the Cordon of
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
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."
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.
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.
Youth Says He Murdered Men!
Because of Beating They
Gave Him.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
; o '
No. 1 Ki'i
N.i. 1 Ll;
N. 1 Ilo'i:i
If the prices at
th retail
.- 'ores
have not been reduced, said t!u
of the Journal, your butcher is m;
the biggest profit in year.
i r. g
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.
French Lick Man Demands
'Senate Investigate Asser
tions of Indianapolis News
Regarding Plots Charged.
"Votes for Women" Bill Is Re
ferred to Judiciary Commit
tee Primary Bill Report to
Be Heard on Tuesday.
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.
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

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