frank H Downing legal - 20 March 1920, Lima News, Lima OH

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frank H Downing legal - 20 March 1920, Lima News, Lima OH - DOWNING MAY PRESS GRAND JURY PROBE WANTS...
DOWNING MAY PRESS GRAND JURY PROBE WANTS ELECTION INVESTIGATED Declares Mayor Burkhardt Made Pre-Election Promises HAS LIST OF WITNESSES (9 Prosecutor Says Time for Examination Has Expired Mayor Burkhardt may be called upon to vacate mayoralty chair as the climax to the ouster proceedings started in February against "holdovers" of the Republican administration. Frank H. Downing, who demanded in a signed letter to Prosecutor Cable, the Burkhardt's election be investigated by the May grand jury, stated he had a list of names to submit as witnesses before the jurors. Downing is a member of the civil service commission under fire by Burkhardt. He had not handed the list to Prosecutor Cable Saturday. Downing's charges against Burkhardt are based on alleged pre-election promises. The charge of Downing that Mayor Burkhardt made pre-election promises was embodied in 3 petition to the statf supreme court following an appeal from the court of appeals protesting against the action of the lower court in refusing to prevent the mayor from bringing the commissioner before him to answer charg- as of neglect and malfeasance in office. The suit will be heard April 12. . Withdrawal of additional charges against Downing filed by R. F. Armstrong. N. Elizabeth-Kt garage owner, has been asked by Armstrong. Prosecutor Cable in an unofficial ruling held that Downing could not ask a grand jury investigation since the allotted SO days and had expired "before action was commenced. This is disputed by Downing, who says he is protected in all points ot the law. Topping all the embryo procedure agaist Mayor Burkhardt, the public interest is drawn at the present time to the decision of the municipal ser- viae commission in preferring charges against 'Elmer McClain, lieutenant of the Burkhardt administration. The commission decided to remove McClain for alleged violation of th. civil service laws. The administration forces pre- s.nted little change in battle front Saturday with the City Hail leaders firmly opposing the offensive of the civil service commission against Director McClain and an individual attack of Frank H. Downing, a commissioner, against Tvlayor Burkhardt. Discussion of the proposed charges against McClain for violation of the municipal civil service laws was MULTITUDES FLOCK TO AGED HEALER . "BROTHER ISAIAH" TO BE CURED OF Photos show John Cudney, "Brother Isaiah," preaching fo multiludo near Xew Orleans and curing a woman paralyzed for years. Thousands of persons have journeyed to the houseboat of John riey, called "Brother Isaiah'' at his reuqest, near New Orleans to seek aid in being cured of ailments and afflictions. Many of his cures are said to be miraculous. He has cured blindness and helped many walk, say spectators. He says his cures are made thru prayer and SENATE DEFEATS TREATY BY SEVEN VOTES WASHINGTON' The treaty is now up to President Wilson. The senate washed its Hands of the pact last night when by a'vote of 49 to 35 it refused to ratify it and t h e n , | 4! to 37, voted to send it back to President Wilson with word thai, it ion of many senators) put the treaty into the campaign, was devoted largely to oratory in which the political aspects of the situation are not overlooked. could not be ratified. ^'^V^nmM 8 !, C °T? Sel i eT T K ;l wSon^oa'bout 1 ^^ He* can^end U ?hV*^T.n?t be-en "^tec "f* £ «» "«?*· % ""* ^l^ Saturday ' Lodge and other republican Mayor Bnrkhardt had under a d : leaders, as well as many democrats. visement the communication of R. F, | Armstrong, garage owner at 112 N. | declared that no action would be taken until the whatever issue of Elizabeth-si,- asking charges against; trea| y « r " ° t r ? a t y ! } ad beea . fou S bt Downing be withdrawn I out and decided m the campaign. No action is expected --mil t h e j IIe may so to the American people matter is placed before L. E. Lnd- 1 ln a "solemn referendum as he wig. special counsel representing the said in his le «-ter to the Jackson Day dinner, on the question of ratification, as an issue in the national cam- When the votes on were counted, it wa,- ratification found the mayor. Lmdwlg confirmed the opinion of the mayor when he stated unofc- ially that withdrawal of the charges rested solely ecutive. ith the city's chief ex- The solution of the situation, Lud- ·wig said, would be effected in Tie same way in which a petition is ·withdrawn from a legal court. The power of the court must be invoked in dismissing charges filed and a similar power was vested with' the mayor, he said. paign of 1920. He can drop the treaty and begin negotiations with Germany for restoration of a state of peace. The general expectation among senators js that he will take the second, course and ask the democratic party to make the treaty the paramount issue in the campaign. Whatever Wilson does about the treaty, it was generally agreed here today that the country faces another long siege of treaty oratory, with treaty was seven short, of the two- thirds needed. Twenty-one democrats bolted their party leader and voted to ratify with the "nullifying" Lodge reservations. This was 14 more than on November 19. 131!i. Tlie 1-J who changed over are: Ashurst, Beckham, Chamberlain, Fletcher, Henderson. Kendrick, King, Nugent, Phelan, Pittman, Ransdell,,Smith, Maryland; Trammell and Walsh, Montana. The senate tjuickly adopted Lodge's resolution sending the treaty back to Wilson. Six democrats voted for it. Robinson, Arkansas, democrat, tried to get reconsideration of the vote rejecting the treaty so that tho senate might vote again after a "cooling off" period. Mild reservation republicans helped the democrats on this but when Lodge, Borah and others insisted that the new note on ratification be detncc want it. Knox tried to. put forward his to she at Dempsey in was telling money a my was and the and on day, American from He and that a on Ihat Jack its said was blacked with his at tho handle tip" "get weakens he's at the before b««M V b U U H V * T U U i l ^ t J J -- - - - -- - - le taken at once, if at all a f t crats decided they did noi h!m . u « as 11. t st 11 A /t f*w in " to

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