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THE WEATHER INDIANA. Partly cloudy tonight; .lturdiy probai Ay shnu ors, LOWER MICHIGAN. Partly cloudy tonight; warm er In central portion: Satur day probably showers i I: 1 ' ird EDITION PUBLISHED EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR AND TWICE ON WEEK DAYS VOL. XXXII., NO. 190. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS EE I ARCHBISHOP SLOWLY GIviNG UP BATTLE 'I HUE IRE ADDED TO 1IMMBH LIST Four Killed in Davies County and Three Others Expected to Die from Injuries. BEARS THE BRUNT OF PROPERTY MEN'S ATTACK SATISFACTORY NTO PORT AFTER ST 4 i i nmmn V P T WEWSTHvES MAN RE IEIAHA L IPS IVOORDE WOULD AID .SMALL - i i j I AT ALL 10 IS NGTON TT UIIV Br 1 i According to Outline Sent to Ambassador Gerard, Kaiser Will Not Admit Liability For Sinking of Lusitania. ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW CARGO'S NATURE Authorities Hold That to Tell This and Name of English Ships Would be an Unneutral Act. RKRL1N. July ilermiin's reply to the second American note protest- . . . . . ; .-. ing against ticrmanys me-moos ' i fjirrymir out tne submarine wariare in the waters around the Kritidi I si oh, was .sent to Washington today by James W. Gerard, the American am bassador to Germany. The reply was delivered to Mr. Gerard by an attache of the foreign otliee last night. WASHINGTON. July ! Adniinis- tration officials today waited for th" text of the kaiser's rejoinder to Fres't Wilson's last rcprese ntations on Ger man siihmarine warfare ami freedom of the so. is. Advices from licrlin were that the German communication was about to he sent, and pe ndin' its ar rival those in authority reserved fur ther comment. Hue it was under stood that the decision of Pres't Wil son not to discuss the Berlin govern ment views until after the otlicial text h;ul been rectived eaused the kais-r to Ictcrmino to send the not" as ten tatively prepared to Washington, and that it will be practically in the same form as the outline which was Kivn confidentially to Ambassador Gerard for the information uf the chief ex ecutive. This outline .s rablfij here by the American representative in Berlin, it is known. Ls not at all .satisfactory to tht- Va.shint;ton authorities. The chief objection found to It, according to a liiKh oflirial, is that it fails to admit liability for the sinking of the Ijyi lania. when more than 100 Americans ."".vent, to their dath. It is understood! thut the (;erman view n this phase . c . w.. ....-............. :.. iio lw i in t in i ui me LiiLiumri.j i.-? mai. iiu- 1 jU- " I m was lorm uoeu in uie oenei inat uit: i giant liner would not sink as quickly as idic did. and there would be ample time for all on board to escape or to get the wounded ship to shore. An rnncutial Act. Germany's proposal.- that the United States inform the He rim admiralty as to uip naiure 01 me trf aim u juk- . J? A. . . . . 1 T " I v liifh ships .mailing from American ports, it is stated, cannot be accepted for the reason that the giving of such in- i i . .......1.1 v n i i,....i,h..... u,u 1 1 ? 1 1 1 . . I wuu ims gONeinmenL ams 1,1 ; CPrs ,,f tno j,tate l)ar assoeiution at its view of othcials close to the admlnis- i oloslriK on hrrt.. n0url W. Mc tration is that C.crmany recognize t he j Hri(lo ()f l ndiaanpoli. formerly a judge principle as set forth by this govern- of tho in,ifjin:i. snnrenie rmirt rl.f..:it- meni, 01 visit ano searcn 01 a rner- ( riant, snip mat is unarmeu. ami oois ( i . . . . i t i . . . nor resist capiure; also or removing iass -ngers and erew to places ot safety before tb' ship is sent to the bottom of the sea. Tile general understanding of the otUtude o!" Pres't Wilson and his ad visers is that until this, principle is ac cepted by Germany or some agree ment is reached on the bread subject of freedom of the seas, this govern ment cannot consider suggestions for t emporary arrangements. Concerning the German proposal that vessels be 'marked" as having mm-'-ontraba nd cargoes and the dates of their sailing be furnished the Cer- ! man naval authorities, the opinion is held her that such arrangements should be made between the belliger ents. It is stated that the administra tion would be willing to assist the barring nations to make such agree ments, which would insure safe ja-.;:e of Americans on board bel : rent ships, as they would apply uly to a fixed period and would en tail no surrender of future rights of the parties to the agreements. Situation Again Critical. It is pointed out by the experts in :ntern.uional law that it would be an mmeutral act to have American of ii'Mals and German consuls certify to vessels earrvmc Americans into mo war zone. The American pv-rn- mont is guarding Hoseiy against such j .IT I .11111 I i . I 4 ill 1 1 II t I I I I I 1 I I . M'IH ,t th it the r:avy department yesterday iiok poxi-ii'ii f the Sayville wire less s'tatior.. from which it uas al ' unneutral message were being The situati.-n. therefore, as a whole. ' ieg:.rded !y ottieials t hae ag.'in r. ac h d The citical stage, al t!io.:Lh tlier still prevailed the be lief i!. hi;h adrninb;tratin eircles rhir it w;.s not homeless, and that an j.istment of the differences t tlie kaiser's gotrnmetit ultim;;ely weulii be rc-acba A. ITALIAN KING IS BRAVE Ila Narrow lape While IVr-onally directing Rattcrv. T.'i.Mi:. J ily Ki:;g Vhtor Km maj.',!.!. who .4 at :),,' front with his army. b.. li.o! se , !lt J;trroVv 'e.ipes :i'M de.,h. owlni; to his pronMie- .;.fl.. litr-elf to thf -ire -f the mmy. Th- Tribune tda.v prints a tory of the king's latest escape. He had b . ri h. ij.'.n dire the t;re ..f a aTter- and the gutis were doing h'.ivy r. ';tion among the Austrian.. A sbor tiirie afterward the king, in i oi f-rvi: inn itb one (,f ins ceiietal. .!;-ci:d m !i i:-.t s; ;1 1' the work of the .-kr art:l!'r . f V. e to '.o) pa-t left. "That ?!. r w:: billed b a shell half r ti boe.r ago p:t whorv oa left him," exclaimed the ge::vral. r ; V ' ' ' ' " . ' i f- . :. w- r f f ' ,,.. , ; v;:-Vv fV . "1. jj "&I3HOF QU1GLEY GRADUALLY Archbishop Being Kept Alive by Remarkable Vitality Doc tors Use Strychnine. ROCllKSTKll. N. Y.. July 0. Arch bishop James K. Quilcy is gradually 'sinking to death. liy the use of strychnine, aided by the patient's re markable vitality, Dr. T. J. Conloy. of Chicago, and the half dozen Rochester physjeians in attendance have suc ceeded in keeping the archbishop alive for several days, hut death is in evitable and Dr. Joseph R. Culkin said this morning that it was simply a matter of a few hours', perhaps, be fore the end. The paralysis from which Arch bishop Quigley Iihs suffered sdneo he was brought to the home of his broth er. Police Chief Joseph M. Quigley. of this city, from Atlantic City, two weeks ago today, is increasing, the patient i taking nourishment with difficulty and lie now lies in a state of coma. The last sacraments of the church with which he has been so prominently identified in America have been administered and relatives at the bedside are watching for the end. McBRIDE HEADS STATE BAR weicuis V. It. IKmt'll ly Hirer Votes I'r Pitidency. INDIANAPOLIS. Julv 0.- Spirited contests featured the election of olli (1 u- 1 1 i towr l f Snoneer for the presidency by three ntfs. Others fleeted were: Vice president, William A. I laugh. (Jreentield: secretary. George A. Ratchelor, Indianapolis; treasurer. Klias 1). Salisbury, Indian apolis. Kxeeuthe committee: London D. Bomberger. Hammond: Roscoe A. Heavlin. Marion, and W. H. Fowler, Spencer. . The appointment of judges, rather th.ui their election, was advocated in a speech by Charles I,. Shively of Richmond, who declared that cow ardice on the bench was one. of the greatest drawbacks encountered by the legal profession. ENDS II HI Y I - All Forces Defenclinci Kaiser s Colony in Southwest Have Surrendered to Gen. Botha One of Largest Holdings. PIir.TOPJA. South Afin i. July lb The I'.ritl.-h campaiirn for the con quest of Cicrman Southwest Africa has ended in complete victory. AH tho forces defending the kaiser's col ony have surrendered to (ten. P.otha. premier of the I'nion of South Africa and commander of its military forces. Hostilities hive leased after opera tions lasting nine months. Mla i il announcement to this i ffeet was mrvde here today -anil caus-d w idesj,r(;id rejoicing. The citizen army w hi h was enrolled to invade th- 'German territory will return to the Vnion :is sooti as ptsdlle. Ily the surrend r f the German forces the kaiser has lost one of his greatest colonial possesions. Ger man Southwest Africa. which will probably be made a part of the I'nion of South Afriea. has ;ii area of about 4 i; . 4 " e s piare miles, with a coat line of '.oo mih s on the Atlantic ocean ex tendint: from the Orange to the Cunoi river. Its population is estimated at more than -L' .enu. The eaptured territory eouuiir' the port of Angra l'( u una. the !irs: .o!o nial possession obtained b thi er xuans in Africa. G TO BRITISH GAMPA Gl IN SOUTH AFRICA Ends Run of 570 Miles at Halifax After Crew Fights Fire of Explosion and Then Elements. ANXIOUSLY WAIT NEWS ON EXPLOSION CAUSE Search Being Made For Men Who Drove Holt to Station on Three Occasions For Ex plosives. HALIFAX. X. S.. July 9. Creeping through a fog that made navigation diMicult. the Uritish liner Minnehaha came into port at 12:05 this after noon. Her arrival here ended a run of 070 miles that began Wednesday when an explosion on board the ship started and forced Capt. Claret to turn toward Halifax and abandon his voyage to England with $6,000-000 worth of munitions and supplies. The early part of the rT0 mile run was made at full speed while the crew fought and gained control rver the tire in the hold, but Hearing" the coast the liner ran into a severe storm that compelled Capt. Claret to slow down. The following dispatch from Capt. Claret of the Minnehaha was receiv ed at the otliee of the Atlantic Trans port Co., at S:4 3 a. m.: "Thanks for your wireless. Fire apparently steamed out. Think it necessary to discharge some of the cargo at Halifax. Investigate upper orlop." The reference to "upper orlop" was taken by the line's ollicia1sj to nan that ("apt. Claret believed it necessary to ascertain the condition about the upper orlop deck after removing part of the . cargo. This message from Capt. Claret was the third received since the great liner was set on fire Wednesday afternoon by an explosion which shipping agents "hPllexr tct -have-been caused by a bomb placed on board the ship by Frank Holt or with the knowledge of the dvnamiter who attempted to kill J. P. Morgan. Lack of db-eet news from the Min nehaha during the early hours had caused grave apprehension at the Atlantic Transport otlices. Manager Is Silent. C. W. Thomas, "assistant manager of the Atlantic Transport line, refused to comment upon the possibility of a second explosion, caused by a second bomb or by the tire reaching the great, stores of war munitions carried by the liner, having: sunk the ship, but he admitted that he was puzzled by the fact that Capt. Claret had failed to send dispatches more fre quently. in the first radiogram announounc ing that the Minnehaha was on lire, Capt. Claret promised to keep the line informed as to the ship's position. His second dispatch was received here shortly after noon on Thursday. Then silence ensued, despite several wireless messages of inquiry sent to the ship's commander. Press advices from Halifax brought the information that the Minnehaha was expected there about noon. This served somewhat to relieve the anxi ety felt at the offices of the line over the $l,O0O.,OOO ship, her $G.OOO,000 cargo of war munitions and supplies and tlie 150 me:, in her crew, but at the same lime the Atlantic Trans port otlicials were unable to explain how Halifax could learn oetinite de tails as to the Minnehaha without any direct messages from Capt. Claret. Federal authorities and the police are anxiously awaiting the complete report of the captain of the Minneha ha to learn definitely whether the tire on the liner was caused by a bomb explosion or by the explosion of am munition. If eaused by a be nib. this will confirm their belief that dyna miter Holt was responsible. lAMtU for Holt CliafTeur. In the meantime a search is being made for a man who drove Holt on hree occasions to the Syossct freight station for explosives, and on another occasion was seen with him on a train. The police say this chaff eur is a man of heavy build, with sandy hair and a tlorid complexion, ami that lie is believed to hav an intimate knowledge of the motives inspiring Holt in hi crimes and of the persons who supplied Holt with sutllcient money to carry out his plans. They are handicapped by having neither the number of his automobile nor any clues as to the locality in which the ch.iffeur lives. Several othcials at police headquar ters arc still going through a mass of eorrespondence and notes found in Holt's rooms at Ithaca. X. Y.. in hone of discovering something con cerning the dead man's early history. SLAYT0N IN CHICAGO isajs He Would Same DccMon Aualn. CHICAGO. July !. Former C.ov. J. M. Siaton and Mrs. Slaton of Atlanta arrived in Chicago this morning on their way to San Francisco. Gov. and Mrs. Siaton were in Chi cago only two hours, departing at 10 oehek for a rip which will inclu Yellowstone Xational park. Seattle. Portland and the expositions in San IMeuo and San T'raneiseo. The former executive of Georgia holds solidly to the stand he took in saving Iyco M. Frank from death. "1 would not change my decision if the case were to come up before me a million times." be .aid emphatically. Fx-Gov. Siaton said he was now en- ' joying tho first acation he has had ia 15 yca.r! INDIANAPOLIS. July 0. Indiana's death. list, as well as the extent of crop and property loss as the result of Wednesday's terrific storms was ma terially increased today following tho restoration -of telephone service to the various rural districts. Latest reports added five victims and indicated that the total damage would not fall short of $1,000,000. Near Washington. I ml., in Daviess county, four persons lost their lives and three others suffered injuries that may prove fatal. Twins Crushed to Death. The three-year-old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Moore were crushed to death when their home collapsed. Joel Lyon, a fanner, wan killed in the ruins of his homo, and Howard Ward, farmer, was drowned in a swollen stream. Mrs. James Moore, her eight-year-old sister, Misa Flla Sanders, and Mrs. Fred Wildman were probably fatally injured. Twenty five houses an.l 4 0 barns were demol ished and damaged cropt will bring the loss up to $100,000 in Daviess county. At Yevay, Switzerland county, Mrs. Hcnty Titkemaier. 47 years old, was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning. Spencer estimates that the damage in Jackson county will exceed $200, 000. chiefly due to Hoods following a cloudburst. Seottsburg. Worthington, Conners ville. Hloomfield. Bedford, Danville, and Hieknell materially increased tho estimates of losses to live stock, crops and property in their respective coun ties. WaTm-h Rises 10 Fret. At Terre Haute the Wabash river rose 10 feet in 12 hours and a Hood stage was predicted as the flood waters continued to sweep down from the Wabash valley. At Pdoomrield floating wheat in s.hocks.bundles of straw gorged White river, causing a rise of eight feet. TO PROBE LUMBER RATES Commerce Commission Orders Coun-trv-Wide Investigation. WASHINGTON, July 9. The In terstate Commerce commission today ordered an investigation covering" the entire country of rates on lumber and lumber products, boic!i by rail and water. The inquiry will cover all phases of the lumber trafhr including rates, practices, rules and classifica tions. A duie for the first hearing has not yet been set. ILLIESNE MEN ABOVE ILL Declares Big Casualty Lists Indicates Great Need Hints That Conscription May be Resorted to by Government. LONDON. July "The reasons which made me predict a long war still hedd good and the time has come when I wish to make larger demands upon the resources of Uritish man hood." This striking declaration was made here today by War SYc'y Lord Kitch ener in an appeal to the patriotism of the nation. Lord Kitchener's speech at Guild hall created tremendous pub lic interest and the building was soon overcrowded with people tilling all the nearby streets. Troops lined tho thoroughfares traversed by Ird Kit chener on his way from the war otlicc to the scene of the meeting. Lord iKtchener did not at tempt to minimize the seriousness of the situation which England faces. He paid a glowing tribute to the bravery of the Australian troops at the Dar danelles, saying they had performed a feat of arms of unmistakable bril liancy. Need Mre Men. The war secretary laid strong cm upon the need of "more men phasis mil still more men." but he declared that the general situation in the thea ters of war, was better for the allies than it was 10 months ago. "The recent call of the recruiting figures was doe only to temporary circumstances." explained the war secretary. "The call for men is no longer limited on account of the lack of materials. The armies require a larger reserve and from now on the requirements will continue p.rsistent-l- "The time has come when some- thing more is required in order te in sure an adequate supply of men. "When registration is completed for men between 19 and 4 0. those not re quired for work in munition facto ries will be approached with a view to enlistment. Unmarried men will be open." I.rd Kitchener Indicated by this that ihe government is ready to re sort to actual conscription. He de clared that the recruiting efforts had borne good fruit but continued: Soldier. An Calling. "It is now necessary to go one step further and attack the individuals who have not yielded to the patriotic impulse. The gallant soldiers on the tirim? line are beckoning in urgency t to those at home.' The war secretary declared that the casualty lists indicates that the allies need men more plainly than anything else. "It is not necessary to give out the exact figures now." he addel. "All the rceruits can be clothed and equip ped as they come into the service." SAYS mi A ' ale v, r 1 ' JOSKPII VOOUDC. FREIGHT RATE ADVANCE 5 Big Four and Chicago and South Bend Lines Take Radical Action at Toledo. TOLEDO. July 9. Tho interstate commerce commission it today contin uing hearing in the case of seven cities of Oh o and Michigan, who brought action against the railroads to securo a readjustment of class rates from Toledo and other cities in Ohio and Detroit, Mich., In harmony With rates from industrial centers of Illinois and northern Indiana, including. South Bend. Klkhart, Goshen, Niles, Laporte and Denton Harbor. This complaint is being heard by Examiner C. R. 'Marshall, represent ing the commission. The Chicago association of com merce., Indianapolis t rattle bureau, and others have asked permission to in tervene in as. much as the issues in volved are of a far reaching charac ter and very seriously affect tho pres ent proportional rates from tlie cities in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan as well as from Chicago and that territory. It was developed at the opening session that the Big Four railroad as well as the Chicago-outh Bend lines propose to cancel out their present proportional rates to Ohio river gate Ways which would mean an advance in freight rates of from F0 to SO per cent also increase the carload minimum weights on various commodities from 20,000 pounds to 24.000 and in some instances to .16,000 pounds. Much interest is being manifested in the proceedings especially in view of the proposed action on the part of the railroads to apparently satisfy this complaint by removing the al leged discrimination. FRENCH TROOPS FORCE GERMANS TO QUIT HILL Iioss Indicates Severe Assaults Being Made on North Flank of Kaiser at St. Miiiiel. BERLIN. July 9. (by wireless) French troops have forced the Ger-, mans to evacuate Hill No. 631. in tho Ban-de-Sapt region of the Vosges, according to today's official report from the general staff. This height was captured by the Germans on Juno 2. The announcement of its loss in dicates that the French are making severe assaults on the north flank of the German salient extending to St. Mihiel. The Germans have offset the loss of Hill No. 631, however, by taking by storm several lines of French trenches on a front o50 yards wide east of Ailly which is near St. Mihiel. The German staff reports the re pulse of an attack at Souchez. but ad mits that thus far the Germans have been unable to drive the enemy from the trench section lost on Wednes day. - The situation in the eastern and southeastern war theaters is reported unchanged. USES WIFE AS A SHIELD Fatlicr-iii-Law Then Kills Her Hus band. HAW. MI5S.. July 9. J. C. Harri won. a planter near here was shot and killed early today by his father-in-law. Homer Wilson, of Greenwood, Miss after, Harrison had chaseil him four miles 'while Wilson kept Harri son's wife between him and h?r hus band as a shield. Harrison married Wilson's daugh ter a year airo and today Wilson ab ducted hr from her home by placing her behind him on a horse. KILLS FATHER ACCIDENTLY Kille (io Off When Iid Throws it ()cr Shoulder. KFSHVILLH. Tnd.. July 9. Oscar Marshall. 60 years old. a we.l-to-do farmer, is dead today as the n suit of a bullet from a rifle in possession of his 12-year-old son. William. The farmer had shot at an aople on a tree and handed the rifle to the lad to carrv. The latter threw it ever his shoulder when it was accidentally dis charged, the bullet lodging in Mar shall's heart. A w idow and five children survive. By RAILROAD Asserts at Hearing That He Determines if Pos sible to Give Some of the Burden of Taxation to Big Business Men. REMONSTRATORS ASSERT ALL INTERESTS WILL BE HURT Taking the stand that the interests of the city and the county and even the state would be hurt if the valu ations for tho purpcse of taxation on business property were permitted to remain a.s made by Assessor Joseph Voorde, the owners of downtown property appeared in a body b?foro the St. Joseph county board of re view Friday and entered their pro test. It was charged that a gross in justice had been done to the business men of tha city and before the hear ing had closed there were several lively tilts between the assessor and the members of the protesting body. Tho burden of Assessor Voorde's argument in defense of his figures was that he had determined if possible to take seme of the burden olT the shoul ders of the small residence property owner and place it on the shoulders of the big business property owner. He maintained that the injustice had been In the fact that the former had borne 4 0 per cent of the taxes while tho latter had borne onby 26 or 27 per cent of them. Tho board of review room was idl ed to overflowing when the hearing began Foon after 10 o'clock. James A. Judle took up the argument in be half of the property owners. He cited figures to show that there were gross inequalities between figures on various pieces of property along Michigan st and that these figures in most in stances were cxcevA'e. Claim GrtV Inequalities. Judie call'l ttenr,on first to the appraisement of the Albert Usten berger prpperty lociea in the center of the dlck on the west side of 8. Michigan st., .between Jefferson and Washington: This property, he k-.jJ, was 22 x ?0 fcrt w was appraised at $945 a front foot while directly across the street wag the I. "YV. Lower property, 21 x 163 feet, was appraised at $560 a front -foot. These figures constituted a gross error according to Judie because they made the p-.-operty on the west side of the street worth 40 per cent more than that on the cast side and ho declared that In 27 years that he had been in business in the city he had seldom heard of property on the west side of Michigan st. being worth more than 25 per cent over property on the east side. He called attention further to the Livingston property on the west side of Michigan st.. south of Jefferson st.. occupied by the Woolworth store. This property. 4 2 x 165 feet, he said, was appraised at $455 a front foot while the rental value of the property was the same as that of the Liftcn berger property. Reference was made to the Sarah L. Kirb.y property on the west side of Michigan just north of Jefferson st., as having the same rental value as the IJvingston prop erty and five feet less in frontage and yet having a 4S per cent larger ap praisement when. Judie held. it should not have more than a 25 per cent larger appraisement. Ses System All Wrong. The assessor was criticised for 3UIS s OOPS IITO WEST POO FRESH SMASH Report 240,000 Germans Transferred From East to Participate in New Attempt to Drive to Sea. LONDON. July 9. All doubt that the Germans hud reopened their ter rific offensive campaign against the allies in the west was removed to day. Dispatches received from the neutral countries of Switzerland and Holland showed that the kaiser is pouring his legions into the west after helping th Austrian drive back the Russians and another titanic struggle along the 3T.0 mile front from the North ?ea to the Swiss border has b gun. A dispatch received from Zurich Thursday stating that 2,00u German military trains nad crossed the Rhine going west was borne out today ly a message from Geneva, saving that - 4 0.00 0 German troops have t--n transferred from the eastern to the western front. An Amsterdam report, declared to be based en advices direct from Rer un, asserts that Field Marshal von Mackensen. who led the German troops in their great Galician victory, is in command of Tho reinforcement- coming from the east. That the? allies exper t a tremendous attack is shown by the renewed ac tivity of their aerial squadrons. A French aeroplane tieet is making daily reconnaissances over Alsace in an at tempt to learn where th" German blow is to he struck. They have bom barded railroad stations in an attempt to hamper the movement of the en emy's troops. dropping 10 per cent in his valuer as he went south on the west side of Michigan while dropping only 27 1-2 per cent as he went south on tho east side cf the street. This was held forth as showing inconsistencies in methods of procedure. Referring to the property on N. Michigan. Judio called attention to the property. 22 x Dr feet, owned by the Vassar Realty Co.. on the west side of the street just south of cYdfax. This property he said was in the next block from the Coonley property which was the most valuable in tho city, and yet the assessment was J59."i a front foot. The comparison was made between this property and the I. M. Shively property, 2 4 x 1G5 feet, on the nast side of the street Just south of Wash ington, apnraised at $500 a front foot. Juuie maintained that according to the figures on th Shivery property the Vassar Realty Co. property should be appraised at not more than J 4 0 0 a front foot. The Majestic theater property was cited as having a 4 4-foot frontage and being appraised at 5 54 2 a front foot whereas the property was leased for $250 a month or one half of the rental of the Livingston property, occupied by the Woolworth store, which wan appraised at $15." a front foot. An equitable adjustment of the values at cTolfax and Miehian, according to Judie, would be to raise the appraise ment on the Fgbert property, on the southwest corner, from a front foot to $4 0'j and place the valu ation north from there at not more than $P. 00 a front foot.' Slhivvs Other Dlsr-rtiKineUN. It was staled that according to pric4ii prevailing two year ago. before the war, the Shively property wh woTth 25 per cent more than cither the Kgbert or the Vassar Realty Co. property. The Max Livingston prop erty It was aid sold two years ago for $1,000 a front foot, and wa. assessed at $315 a front foot. This proper!:. 6 feet, is located on the west side of S. Michigan st., jVt north of the Grand Trunk tracks. A comparison was made between this property and the Shciidan hotel property at N. Michigan and Las.Ule. appraised at $o50 and worth not more than $C0o a front foot. It was said that the property adjoining the Sher idan hotel property on the south sold three years ago at $500 u front foot or an equivalent, $2s0 a front foot for the land alone. Tlie building, rent ing for $s5 a month, w;is compared with rents two blocks south. The appraisements on N. Michigan, ac cording to Judie's estimation, should not be more than $150 a front foot and $200 for the corner properties. Takes l'p Main St. Value. Going from Michigan to Main st. Judie declared that there were two occupied stores on that street o'.l which no rent had been paid for eight month' because the tenants w re un able to i.- their rent and tlie owners were unwilling to have two more va cant pla-oes appear on the j-treet. The speaker declared that as agent for Louis Nickel he had been unable to lease the Nickel property cm the wes' sid- of the street, south of Colfax, for $125 a month. The appraisement on tills property Mas -aid to t $,:;ti'. a front foot vvhi e on the property im mediately south tlie appraisement w a ..T15 a front foot. The former piere is 11.", teet deep and the latter 1)0 feet deep. The speaker pleade-d that a revision of the appraisement figures be made and that they be- base! or, the actual sale and rental value of the property. He said that property o-.vners weri willing that a slight increase be made, if necessary, but that there was no one who believed that In; could stand the increase that had be en made, jlo declared that su-h action was in the way of a persecution of the property owners and that if it were upheld there would be no ot;t:d buyers for South Lend property and values would therefore take a slump until it would be; necessary to lower the values at the next tirr.e of appraise ment. It was ask"d of the board that they be reasonable now and reason able four .years hence. Indie ami Voorde C!aJi. When Judie closed his talk Asses sor Voorde quizzed him as to the ;U ie of the property just south of th Sher idan hotel. A.s Judie had b-en agent in the sale of the- property thn-s years ago at $5Cu a front fool. Voorde aske d him if in fact he was not asking $l,ou'.! for the samr: property at thi tin;e Judie de-elarcd that he' would let Voorde have- tlie property at th s;.me price as was paid f,r it. When Voorde could not get an answer as t' whether or not $1,.jo a foot was ask--d for the property he prdue.d a letter wmt:i by Jddie in which the latter hi'i made- a.n utter ? the prop erty lit Ji-'.'oi a front toot. Judi said that he had written the letter b;.t he maintained that it had nothing t do with the actual value of the prop erty and that an ;essessor showei !a i. ef initiative- in relying n such thin: in making his appraisements. S. II. Salliner. form-rl o" iis .'vonomy store, inquir d of Ve-onh :f He had ralt d the; valuator of prop erty . u v'hapin sr. Voord- an..w.-ie I that lie- r-ii'-d valuations over th-. entire lty according to his id a of a:i equitable adjustmt nt. Charles' Coonb-y spoke briefly in .1 pica to have the valuations lowered. He gave it ;es his eqdnion that th:- was .i most inopportune time in v. hie a CONTINFLD ON l'AGU NINfci.