Frank H Downing legal - 7 March 1920, Lima News, Lima OH

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TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR LIMA, OHIO, SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 1920 PRICE FIVE CENTS NEW CHARGES ARE FILED AGAINST DOWNING GARAGE OWNER IS COMPLAINANT Armstrong Says He Wiii Withdraw Name at Once. COMMISSIONER WILL FIGHT Hearing is Slated Tuesday Before Mayor Burkhardt. Following closely tbs original charges filed by Mayor Burkhardt, new charges intended to oust Frank H. Downing, member of the city civil commission, were presented to him yesterday afternoon. These charges Vere signed by R. F. Armstrong, garge proprietor. Hearing on the charges will be before Mayor Burkhardt, unless stopped, and is set down for 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The accusations in the new set of charges with but a few exceptions are along the lines of those the mayor filed and which led to litigation, the matter now being in the supreme court. The chief difference is that Insufficiency is not alleged in Armstrong's charges. The basis of them is alleged wilful neglect of duty and malfeasance and misconduct in office. When asked by The News for a statement last night Armstrong said he did not want his name to appear in connection with the new developments and that he intended to withdraw his name from the charges. He refused to say who had drawn the. new list or who had asked him to sign it Later In the evening L. E. Ludwig, attorney for Mayor Burkhardt, said Armstrong would riot withdraw his name and that the fight would be sone tra with. Downing declared that the ouster has reached a stage of persecution; that the action yesterday was taken m contempt of court and that he fight it to the end. Men interested see behind the w hole affair the guiding hand of the administration in a new effort to get Downing out of office. Mayor Burkhardt declined to discuss the affair last night, saying he was to be the court and that it would not be proper for him to give out a statement. He declined to say whether or not the charges had been signed by Armstrong at the instance of a member of the administration. Judge George H. Quail, attorney i^^^mL. IHHI mmSSm H PLAN ACTION G.O.P, RACE GROWS MORE BITTER Week's Political Developments Featured By Increased Activity SITUATION IN STATE ACUTE Personal for Downing, said that Armstrong had called him early last evening and asked that he use hia influence in keeping bis name out of the matter, declaring that be intended to withdraw his name immediately. Quail said Armstrong had told him that he did not know the allegations in the charges to be correct, having taken the word of other parties. Ludwig gave out the following statement: "Intimations were given Mr. Armstrong that a damage suit against him. might be filed if the charges were not withdrawn. However, Mr. Armstrong said he made the charges in good faith on information and belief and that he would let the charges stand; that he had filed them believing that in so doing he was wolking tor the welfare of Lima." Judge Quail said that there was nothing said by him that cculd be construed as a threat when he v.as talking to Armstrong. Ha said thai his only comment was that he be- Harding May Take Charge of Campaign. (Special to The News from The Washington Star.) WASHINGTON. -- Increased bitterness in the race for the Republican presidential nomination Is the feature of the week's political developments. Dispatches to The Star from its political correspondents show that this bitterness exists and s growing in almost every state where a preferential primary is close at hand. It also is developing in the south, but as few southern states hold Republican preferential primaries it attains less publicity there than it does in the north and west. In Ohio the situation has grown so acute that the managers of Senator Harding's campaign are considering the advisability of calling the senator home from his western trip to take personal charge of the situation. Plans of the Harding management have been completely upset by the action of Gen. Wood's backers in entering Harding's own state in the quest of delegates, and the strongest kind of resentment is expressed. The Republican state cotnniiuee is expected -within the next few days to issue an appeal to Ohio Republicans to stand by the state's favorite son. * * * * * * * * MAY REACH CLIMAX IN TREATY DEBATE SOON Republican "Bitter Enders" Wil Try to Force Quick Action. TO CONSIDER ARTICLE TEN lieved Armstrong take by allowing bad made a mis- his name to be used aftsr Armstrong had told him be was not positive the allegations ·were correct, but had taken the word of others. Downing also declared that there had been, no hint of threat in the matter. Armstrong could not be reached after Ludwlg gave out. the statement thai he was to stand by the charges. The mayor said the hearing will be held in his office Tuesday afternoon and that the public is welcome to attend. It Is not probable that It will be held at that time if Downing is able to stop it thru legal process. It was Intimated that the supreme court might be asked for a writ to stop the new action pending the outcome of the suit now in that court. The hearing of Charles Evans, ·waterworks superintendent whom Server McCIain is attempting to oust has been set down for Wednesday before the civil service commission The fact that the Bowing bearing has been slated ahead of It is taken as significant. Should the administration be able to unseat Downing, an appointee of tha mayor would sit Ik the hearing of Evans, it is pointed ·ttt. In Minnesota, where the Republican primaries are to be held March 15, the contest among "Wood, Lowden, Johnson and Poindexter followings is very close and exciting. Wood managers are confident of controlling the delegation, but the Lowden men are putting up an especailly strong fight. In Missouri, the Republican contest is practically over, a majority of the convention delegates having been selected and with the Lowden forces firmly in ths middle. It is probable Lowden will have the solid delegation of the thirty-six votes, tho Wood may pick, up delegates in one or two districts. The delegation "will not be instructed. From Kansas comes word that the Wood strength is waning rapidly. The opposition 3s using the bogey of militarism there with telling effect and the overwhelming Wood sentiment of a few months ago apparently has melted away. In Washington, which will send a delegation to Chicago instructed for Senator Poindexter, there is the hottest kind of a fight for second choice preference, ·\\ith Wood, Lowden and Harding the chief contenders. In i'ne. neighboring state of Oregon the contestants are Wood, Lowden and Johnson. Senator Poindexter apparently has abandoned his Oregon campaign* and i his headquarters are closed, tho it is expected his name will he on the primary ticket. Will Ask Senate to Tackle Re- vations Immediately. WASHINGTON -- Eepublicn "bitter enders" in the senate will try this week to force a quick climax in the treaty fight, by moving for immediate consideration of the reservation, on Article Ten. Senator Borah, leader of the "bit- :er enders" gave rotice of this Saturday after it became apparent that the deadlock was not likely to be broken by any modification of President Wilson's position on reservations. Borah will make the motion Monday, he announced. It. will be opposed by Senator Lodge and his group of republicans, but the democrats may oin with the "bitter enders" to pass the motion. Lodge is against the Borah plan on the ground.8 that the senate has since voted to put off. consideration. of Article Ten until last. Senato Lodge holds that this precludes tak ing it up now. Borah believes tb senate can reverse its former actio: at any time. Democratic senators are prett; thoroughly convinced, they said Sat urday, that the thing for them to d is to support the reservation on Ar tide X worked, out in the bi-parti san conference, or a modification o it. They believe President Wilson would oppose ratification which in eluded this reservation, tbo h he would do so unwillingly. They said that Senator Glass, in report Ing on his conversation of two weeks ago with -the president, said he be lieved the president woiild accep that reservation. It was for this reason, democrats said, that forty of them agreed to support that reservation. Tbe bi-partisan reservation provides that the United States assumes "no obligation to employ its military or naval forces or the economic boycott" to preserve the territorial independence of day other nation. White Wants To Show-up 'Wets 9 raud t . su- J COLUMBUS.--The fight on the recount in the referendum election will be continued until every irregularity and fraud Is shown, James A. White perintendeut of the Antt-Saloon League, declared in a statement Saturday. "Wo believe the recount -tti'" show that Ohio ratified the referendum on the I S t h amendment," he said. "Wo one it to the elections to bo held in the future to ferret out t h i s fraud and punish the guilty." White said the efforts of the wets to defeat the prohibition amendment will faii. NEED MORE SHIPS IF TREATY FAILS Danieis Says Navy Would Have to Be Strengthened. WOULD COST $555,000,000 Tho Star's Dcmcr correspondent wires that AVood is on the defensive in Colorado, with both Lowden and Harding pushing him hard for popular choice. The Harding boom is expected to be Ri\en a big impetus next week when the Ohio senator visits the fitatc. On the Democratic side, a fealure of the week has been a sudden revival in the McAdoo boom. Apparently the McAdoo followers were stirred into activity by the formal entry ot Attorney General Palmer as a-presidential candidat". The Attorney General's announcement was taken in many quarters to mean that White House silence no longer is to be reckoned as a barrier to efforts in behalf of Democratic aspirants, and thn Democratic, campaign is expected to have some "pep" injected into it from now on. During the week McAdoo unexpectedly took the lead away from Hocn-- er in a state-wide poll which is being conducted bv an Oiegon newspaper. The votes to put McAdoo in first place, according to a Portland dispatch, came from the railroad division centers, bearing out the belief that the former director general of railroads is a strong favorite with tbe railroad men. Somewhat similar word comes from Kansas, where it is said Hoover continues to be a strong ROPER MAY LEAD M'ADOOJOOM Resignation From Government Post Starts Rumors. WASHINGTON -- Reports that Daniel C. Roper is leaving the post of internal revenue commissioner to manage tbe presidential campaign of AVilliam G. McAdoo are given color, it was believed here by the phraseology of a letter from President Wil- eon accepting Roper's resignation made public Saturday night at tho White House. "I know something of the personal reasons which influenced you to tender your resignation and I see no other course than to accept it, to take effect at your request at the close of business upon March 21, 1920." the president wrote in reply to Roper's letter sent to him Friday. Roper and McAdoo are warm and personal friends. HOOVER FIRM Notifies California Democratic Committee He Is Not Candidate. SAN FRANCISCO. -- Herbert Hoover Saturday notified the Califor-1 I" ". "j THREE ARMED MEN ROB LIMA MAN; OBTAIN- $27 J. E. Harris, Bellcfonl-nine, reported to police early Sunday Morning: hat ho was held up and robbed of $27 on Franklin-are., by three men. Harris told police that the men covered him with a revclvcr and lootod his pockets. Hai-ris is temporarily located at the St. Elmas Hotel. ASK GOVERNMENT TO BIT,' LIQUOR Anti-Saloon League Wants Private Supplies Purchased. SAY TEMPTATION" LUCRATIVE Declare Stock Should Be Converted Into Denatured Alcohol. WESTERVILLE, Oliio--The pov- ernmcnt is urged to purchase all liquor stocks m bond, as a moans of removing the temptation to u l i l u c the liquor in spite of the law, in a statement issued Saturday night by Ernest II. C'herrmgtnn. f-crretary of the executive enmrrntrpn of MiG Anti-Saloon League or A m e n t a . The league proposes c o n v e r t i n g t h " liquor i n t o denatured alcohol The statement s a j s - "Xow t h a t p r o h i b i t i o n lias gone into effeut, overj t h i n g w h i c h the I jovernment can do to make, it ejsy. o enforce the law should he dono. "With over fin,000.000 gallons if| Nation Must Form Huge Construction Program, He Says. WASHINGTON -- Failure of the senate to ratify tho peace t r e a t y at this session, would mean expenditure of $55.".0Ht,ooo during the next three or four jears to increase the fighting strength of tb n Vnited States t'avy, Secretary Daniels Saturday told the house naval affairs committee in outlining tbe government's polirv on n a v a l construction. Because of t h e delay to thf treaty Daniels Saturday recommended that vessel?. including several large fighting ships b« authorized in addi- t i o n to tiio thico-jear program of 1916 which lias been only about one- third completed. At the same t i m e , he declared that if tho senate delimtely decided tlio United States i=lm!l not be a member of the league of nations. Hie n a t i o n must e n t e r upon a huge construction program t h a t v, ill make out navy "incompan!bl\" the greatest in all tlin \ v o i l d . The program Daniels recommended Saturday calls for an additional expenditure for naval construction of 5195,000.000 in addition to an estimated expenditure of $360,000,000, necessary to complete the three-year b u i l d i n g program of 1916. Present plans w o u l d call for the completion of this large program by 1924. Daniels made it plain that if the United States entered the league of nations lie would make Urge reductions in the proposed expenditures and ask only that, the present program be rounded out by tha addl- | tlou qt some auxiliary craft found essential during the war. About 38 small crafts, w i t h o u t any capital ·ships would be sufficient under these Strikers Tie Up Chicago Express CHICAGO. -- Newspapers and corpses were the only exemptions made in an embargo on express shipments in or out of Chicago Saturday night as a result of tbo strike of two thousand railway express clerks. The emplojes asked for ?35 a month Increase and said they were tired of waiting for thn government to act. They walked out in defiance of union ot- fl rials. Thp walkout was expected to extend to the teamsters and chauffeurs of tbo company. circumstances, Daniels said. Present indications are that tJie committee will not agree to the in- rrease iibked by Daniels. By member his rac omniondation was called "puiely academic." Daniels pointed out t h a t joining tlio league of nations will reduce n.nal expenditures and the burdens nf Hie laxpa.\ers, Jrofoably will be answered by the committee m a k i n g appropriations only for the c o n t i n u a n c e or tlie Hirer-rear building program, C h a i r m a n Butlor, Pennsylvania, salu. Precious plans were to complete BULLETIN! tlL PASO, Tfxas -- A. Mori- cnn National railroad passenger train was held up by haxuUt.i nrar Corralitos, Chihuahua ami ovrr four hundred passengers robbed according to a report reaching the border here Saturday night. The train was burned. The holdup occurred la»t- Thurwlaj . Whether any laM3nK*rh were klllxl was not stated. DEMOCRATS INCXT STOP CHICAGO Party Leaders Will Start Invasion of 'Windy City' GERARD FIRST" IN FIELD Palmer, McAdoo and others Soon to* Establish Headquarters. CHICAGO. -- Democratic presidential candidates will establish headquarters here BOOB, according to reports in political circles Saturday night. The Democratic activities bore have been restricted while practically nil the Republicans in tbo MAY TAKE STEPS TO HALT TURKS Recent Massacres of Armenians Stir Entente. URGE MILITARY CONTROL) Reintorcements Being Transported to French Troops, PAWS -- Special dispatcher to French papers from London Saturday say that nfter moat alarming; reports from Constan- 'inoplc. Hie supreme council has acceded to (tip request of Premier Venizelos of Greece for strong alH«d infcprrcntJont The British forces In the vi- Hnify of Constantinople hjtTe 'lm»n ordered o intervene, JMV to tTip.»« field have built up largo organizations. James W. Gerard, former umbas- onc tad or to Germany is possibly the only t h o only Democrat whoso candidacy was formally announced, to con- in bonded here is a c o n s t a n t t e m p t a t i o n t o ) devise ways and means of u t i l i z i n g hat liquor in spite r[ t h e l a w . ".Moreover so long as t h a t w h i s - ky is In existence, ( l i f e who o w n t, realizing as t h e y do Us great "ommercial value, except for prohi- b i t i o n , w i l l be constan'lv t e m p t e d =. In pf- o iifcc millions of orts to repfal and brt-nk d o w n the prohibition laws. "The government of thr United tales should purchas" t h a t whiskey at a price fixed hy a federal should of pro- nia Democratic state committee here that he is not a candidate for president and that he ''cannot approve" the uss of his name in that connection. He sent the following telegram: "Whilp highly sensible of the great honor implied in the desire of my many friends to place my name in nomination as a candidate in Democratic primaries, I deem It due to them to advise them that as I am not a candidate, I therefore cannot ap- otnnilsslon. which price epresent the actual cost lucing it. "Upon purchasing lh* he government should convert it iromptly into denatured alcohol, or which there is an evpr-increas- ng demand. "By such an arrangement, tho istillers will get all they actually j Harry M have invested in the whiskey. The j manager to hieak the (Continued, on Pago - ) HARDlG" "SCORES HIT IN TEXAS Oh : o Republican Presidential Aspirant Going Strong in West. C'OI/TMBIJR. -- Senator H a r d i n g niad»- a strong hM fir presidontlal n o m i n a t i o n support during his speaking t o u r of Texas, the last several days, according to word received S a t u r d a y at local Harding headqur- ter^. F. K. Scobpy, former Ohioan, w h o was dork of tbe senate a number of years ago, piloted Harding on his Texa-? tour which ended Saturday. Scobey wired Harding headquarters here t h a t the Ohio senator received .. _ _ __., _ _ ,. big ovation wherever he appeared on upon party organizations in ether duel an active campaign in tho middle west. Attorney General" A. Mitchell Palmer ban made Bcvoral trips into the middle -west, but ho said, not on campaign business. The Iripo were made before ho formally announced his candidacy. Headquarters will be opened here to back Pnlmer, AVilliam U. McAdoo and other loading Democratic aspirants h'-foro April 1, it waa freely predicted. The candidacy of Edward I. Edwards lias already rocolvod backing in Chicago from t h e "wrt" Democrats who had bin name placed on tlio Illinois primary ballot. Political observeTM declared this action rerlaln to control tho Illinois dele- ballon lo the San Francisco convent i o n . Back^r^of General Leonard Wood here were jubilant Saturday night over tho announcement thai, Frank H. Hitchcock would join their forces. Hitchcock was In Chicago a week ago and conferred with leading Re- punlicans, including backnrn of Governor Frank O. Lowden. The, Lowden headquarters b«!lev!d the tight for delegates in Illinois- was practically ended Saturday when the Republican state central committee, adopted a retolutlon indorbing the governor's candidacy and calling the K t u m p of that stale. Harding was enroute to Kansas City Saturday, a f t e r addressing a Friday n i g h t audience in San Antonio. He will speak In Kansas C i t y j favorite -with Democrats, except in prove of the use of my name for the ranks of organized labor, where that purpose." prohibition law will be removed. "Thp incentive to spend vast sums of whiskey money to secure Monday and w i l l be joined there b, Dougherty, hia campaign Following an addrexs a Topek.i. Harding w i l l invade Colo rado before r e t u r n i n g to the east. He will bf» in Ohio iri about two repeal of prohibition modification of the or a serious I Planr, for carrying on the fight for law will b e ' n a t i o n a l convention delegates in ev eliminated ;the government w i ! I he I ery district of the state will be out- able to realize almost as much in j lined at a meeting here Monday af- the sale of the whlskey«]n the form I lernoon of Wood candidates for del- of denatured alcohol as tho whiskey will cost the government and the public will be the gainer in every ·way. It will require less effort and expense to enforce tlin law " egates and alternates. The part that women art to play in LII'J pi untiliiiary csrnpoigri win also he considered by Wood leaders at the conference. states to t a k e pimilar ction. Work of the organizations here will 1» concentrated during the neit few we-ekf, on the primary elections. The South Dakota primary wj'l be held March 23. Lowden, Wood, Senators Hiram Johnson and Miles j WASHINGTON-- The movement to force tlto Turks out of ronNtjtnttnople ' jind help «h* Arraeniaim who liavp ,«uf- fcrwl atrocities at Turkish hanil-!, appeared to gain mo rapntum in congress Saturday. Mennwhtlo tho outlook was that thf house Tv!Jl (jike early net ion to start American food supplies to tho relief of Ar» lueuia, Poland and Austria. LONDON-- Allied occupation of j Constantinople, with general allied supervision over imlltary forces tbruout the sultan's empire, was considered a probability in well-Informed circles here Saturday night. Reports of masaacres of Armenians and other foreigners In Turkish Asia-Minor, with yie apparent inability of the sultan's goTornnient to preserve order, have convinced Prime Minister Lloyd-George, it wasr said, that Immediate measures must ba taken to restore order and political human Jife. The British prime minister, it waa understood. Is taking (he Initiative In a propositon provldug for allied military control with full protection lor the new Armenian nation, the boundaries of which remain to be defined and Armenians in Turkish territory. Under this plan, as now proposed by tbo British, the Turk- lull army n i l l be reduced by tha peace treaty lo a sort of pollca force, to be directed by allied commanders and responsible to the allied commissioners. Observers saw in recent dls- palches of additional French torpedo boats and transports carrying reinforcements to French troops in Turkish A«la-Minor, Franco's agreement to t h o British plan. The British authorities have assured Premier M i l l e r a n d , It was understood, hia fenr that Franco will be loft to boar Uio b r u n t of military operations In the Near K»st is unfounded. Large British navol forces already aro off f'onstantinoplp, w h f l British troops arc patrolling th" oil districts. Diplomatic, circle-? rwi Saturday night pxpectrd the allfp* to mako sonio sort of e f t o i t lo t e r m i n e tlii a t t i t u d e of r ni'c? Htates toward I h n s i t u a t i o Turkey. Tbo e n t e n t e premiers, they pointed oil*, n n r i i r a l l v do not (o be ,-onfronlM v l t h n second r i a t i c s i t u a t i o n , mid procHCfj ratiHouhlv u n t i l thfly erf Hiiro tljpir plans have tho approval of thi \VfibhluKton authorities. TOLEDO GROWS n«!i« Report Shows tfKiO Pojralac tlon To Be 24S.109. WASHINGTON -- The. census b u i e a u S a t u r d n y night tho population of Toledo as 243,109 and Charlotte, N. C., as 46,315 persons. Compared w i t h 1910, the new fig. \^'JlULlfn -\* n ll.li l l f ± * J , 11L Foindexlcr will contest for the Ue-( ung Hhott tll(? . e jccreases: publican delegates. Former Ambassador Gerard ard Jaracs O. Monroe, of Illinois, ar; the only Democratic candidates. Another hot contest wir bo decided by the Michigan primaries on April 5. Herbert Hoover's name will go on both the Democratic and Re- (Continued on Pagw 2) NEWSP^KERS Toledo 74,612 person*, or 44.36 per cent; Charlotte 12,304 persons or 36 2 per cent. ROOSEVELT ESTATE AMOUNTS TO $781,082 WASHINGTON -- President Wilson has ;aved Private Jim Oliphant from paying the death penalty for the murder of Sergeant Frank Brown at Br»sf last September, commuting the court-martial sentence to lite Imprisonment and dishonorable

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