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4«r The Star Summer Fund fit iNiDiANAPOLis STAR VOL. 12. NT). 82. TUESDAY MORNING, JUL^ 7, 1914. U,S,FOLDSARMS WH|LE MEXICANS SETTLE DISPUTE Situation Will Remain Quiescent Until Carranza and Villa Patch , Up Differences and Rebels De cide Whether to Treat With Huerta Envoys. v ELECTION OF DICTATOR FOR SECOND TERM UNIMPORTANT Wilson Merely Smiles When Told of 'Vote--Mediators Await . Answer to Last Note Before Making New Move. WASHINGTON, July 6.--As viewed from Washington tonight the Mexican situation appeared to be at a standstill, so Yar as plans for the proposed conference between the contending faftions over Mexico's internal affairs was concerned. -It was generally believed here'that no arrangements for such a meeting could be made until the conference at Torreon between Villa and Carranza generals has concluded an,-adjustment of differences between - the Constitutionalist leaders. This probably .will consume several jnore days. / Dr. Romulo S. Naon, the Argentine .. minister and one of the South American mediators, conferred with ^Secretary of State Bryan and discussed mediation at length. After the conference Mr. Naon reiterated his expression of hope that Carranza and Villa soon will have adjusted . their Internecine troubles, anc that then the first Constitutionalist chief will be authorized by the leaders of the revolution to send delegates to confer with Huerta's representatives in accord ance with the urgent wish of the Washington administration and the invitation of mediators themselves. * Reports Are Encouraging. Agents of Gen. Carranza here were in communication with the first chief at Saltillo and also received reports from the Carranza-Vllla conference at Torreon, which they Insisted held out strong encouragement that all the internal troubles of the revolutionists would be settled amicably and the revolution would go forward on a firmer basis than ever, with a perfect understanding as to the-part each of the generals is to take. The case of Gen. Angeles, Villa's chief · of artillery, whom Gen. Carranta recently denounced, is now said to be the chief matter of contention between the Constitutionalist leaders. Politicians are re- 'ported to have misrepresented Angeles to Carranza and the prediction that Angeles will be restored to the confidence of the firat chief. It also is reported here that some change in the Constitutionalist -Washington agency may be ·. fhould the joint conference between Eqerta'aad Carrania envoys eventually be arranged, the belief prevails ben that U will be held in New York, ' ' American Envoys Wilt ; Meanwhile the American commissioners, Justice Lamar*arid Mr. Lehmann, remain IB Washington ready to resume their work. Minister Naon also awaits favorable reply to the mediators' Invitation, ·while Ambassador -DaGama and Minister Sua^ez, the other mediators, are ready to take, up mediation again as soon as the proposed joint conference shall have been Meager reports of yesterday's election .(n that part of Mexico controlled by Huerta, in which Gen. Huerta Is said to 'have been re-elected, though by such a scant vote that the election may be declared void, caused no excitement in official circles here. President Wilson smiled when the election was referred to and declined to comment upon H. There was an undercurrent report, however, that the election was designed to pave the way for some strategic move on the part of Gen Huerta, The rumor still per'-. slsted that he contemplated leaving the country. Unofficial reports were circulated that a special train bearing members' of Gen. Huerta's family and families of some of his generals had left the City of Mexico for Puerto Mexico. PRICE-TWO CENTS. Service is what THE STAR · advertisers. Illustrations are yours for the asking. SiUiman to Plead With Rebel* to Spare Huerta SAN ANTONIO, T«., July 1-John R SiUiman, who, whilt acting ai Unite States vice consul *at Saltlllo, Mexico WM Imprisoned by the Federal*, wl plead with * the ConBtitutionmlfit leaders to »par» Huerta'f life, should the City o Mexico be taken and Hvertm captured Mr. Billlman, who IB returning to Saltill as the representative of the United State at the headquarter! of Gen. Carranza made this statement here late today be fore continuing hi» journey. COUNCIL PASSES * CODE TO GOVERN STREET TRAFFIC V Miller Measure, Putting Ninety Minute Time Limit on Parking of Vehicles Downtown and Re quiring Cars to Stop on "Near' Side, Given Approval. INTENDED TCP ELIMINATE ERRORS PROMPTING VETO Ordinance Is Similar to One' Re iected by Mayor on Technica Grounds--Track Repairs Are Demanded. Important Provisions of Traffic Ordinance ROOSEVELT NETTLED; REST CURE WORRYING Longs to Be Back in Fight and Plans for Wednesday Confer* ence in New York When State Timber Will Be Discussed. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 6.--While Col. Roosevelt is improving rapidly as a result of the rest cure treatment, It was/ plain today that it was growing irksome to him, and that he was longing to be back actively in the fight. Less than one of the six weeks' rest prescribed for him has elapsed, and today he showed signs of becoming rebellious at being shut up on Sagamore Hill. "v He said tha,t he would go to New York on Wednesday and visit Progressive national headquarters to confer with the New York state leaders. At this meeting, which probably will last for several hours, another effort will be made to decide on the party program In this State. May Consider Seabury. After Wednesday Col. Roosevelt expects to see more visitors at home than he has done recently, although adhering to his rule ttf receive no one except by previous appointment It was learned that at Wednesday's conference In New York the name of Justice Samuel Seabury of the New York Supreme Court will b'e presented as a possible nominee for United States sena- ,tor It la understood that the proposed nomination for this office of Oscar Straus Progressive candidate for Governor In 19U, has been dropped, because Mr. String's position is at variance with that oftthe Progressive party In regard to the Panama Canal repeal act. Colorado Seeks Dates. The Progressives of Colorado, through their chairman, Clarence P. Dodge of Colorado CitK sent an appeal to Theodore Roosevelt for assistance in the campaign this fall The colonel's secretary, Who Saw Mr Dodge In New York brought back word that the Colorado chairman wished the Progressive leader to make a campaign trip through the state Col Roopevelt agreed to see Mr. Dodge In New Yo'-k Wednesday to talk over the Colorado fcituation. but was uncertain Whether he would he able to go there. ,He thought it probable that, should he visit Colorado, he would confine his ·peecomaklng to one address In Denver. Vehicles shall not be parked In section bounded by Capitol avenue, Delaware, New York and Maryland gtreeta for more thi ninety minutes at a time. North apd south-bound traffic shall hare right of Way. One blast of policeman's whistle will signal north and south traffic to move; two blasts, east and west traffic. Mawoohuwtts, Virginia, Indiana and Ken tacky avenues shall be considered north and Booth streets. Street can shall stop at "near" side of street intersections. Vehicles shad not pass street can while passengers are getting off or on. The Miller traffic ordinance, providing among other things, that street cars shal stop on the "near" side and that automobiles and other vehicles shall not be parked in downtown streets more than ninety minutes at a time, was passed by the City Council last night. The Councl also adopted the first of two resolutions asking the beard of public works to order th« Indianapolis Traction- and Terminal Company to pave between Its tracks an4 otherwise to improve itfc* ptiperty to as- aur« safety to tramc. The traffic ordinance is similar to one- wssed by the Council a short time 'ago, mtetoefl by Mayor, B?ll. The mayor in his letter to the Council explained that he considered the ordinance invalid on technical grounds, but he did not offer any comment on the spirit of the measure. The measure passed last night is in- ended to correct the technical errors in he former measure. It now goes to Hayor Bell, who has ten days in which o sign or veto it. If given executive approval, the'measure becomes effective as soon as It is signed by the mayor. In gathering data for the ordinance Councilman Miller made a trip to Chl- ago and studied the traffic rules there. .Provisions of Measure. Among the Impprtant departures from resent traffic regulations are the followng: Street cars shall stop at the "near" Ide of street Intersections; drivers of ehlcles shall not pass street cars at street intersections while passengers are ^getting on of off cars; no vehicle shall emerge from an alley or stable at a speed faster than a walk; all" traffic on streets running north and south shall have the right of way; Massachusetts, Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky avenues shall i)6 considered as north and south streets; one blast of the police whistle signifies that north and south traffic shall move, and two blasts signify that east and west traffic shall move; no persons shall drive a vehicle which is so constructed as to, obstruct the view" of the driver; and rib one shall hold to a vehicle while 4Ms-in -snotiea, The most drastic "provision of the ordinance relates to the parking ot-vehicles on the downtown streets. Tf provides that Vehicles shal! not be parked for more than ninety minutes at a time In the section bounded by Capitol avenue, Delaware street, New York street and Maryland street. This provision will make the present practice of parking machines for hours at a time in" front of office buildings unlawful. The ordinance provides a fine of from $10 to J100 for each violation. " Car Company Rapped. Councilman Porter introduced the reso- COUNTRY CLUB; RUINS LEFT BY FIRE. Hamburg as Street Name Shocks Property Owners ONLY WALLS WERE LEFT BY FLANtfiS AT CLUBHOUSE. Property on ners on Hamburg street are becoming fastidious. Since ^he board of public safety recently ordered lunch wagons off the street and thereby gave the custom of eating hamburger sandwiches a black «ye, the owners of piop- erly on the South Side thoroughfare have decided that It is nut becoming to their *enee of dignity to reside on a .street that might become confused with a sandwich. Hambuig street residents appealed to several city councilman .inking If steps could be taken to have the name of the street changed. As a result of their appeals, an ordinance wns Introduced in the City Council last night providing foi the chunge lu name Being leal followers of Epicurus, however, the property owneia insisted that their street should be named alter some delicacy. They, theicforc, requested that the name of the street be changed from Hamburg to Olive Councllmen said thev sympathize w i t h the properly owners nnd theie is no doubt that iHamburs will become Olive at the next session of the Council. GEORGIA SENATE APPROVES BAN ON THE "THIRD DEGREE" ATLANTA, 3a., July 6.--The Georgia Senate today passed a bill making it un lawful for police, detectives or others to subject prisoners to the so-called "third degree" examinations. The measure now goes to the House. SUMMARY OF THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR TUESDAY, JULY 7. MEXICAN SITUATION. U. S officials fold hands, pending settlement of Vllla-Carranza dispute ..V page 1 \ DOMESTIC. Roosevelt grows restless and / plans political conference Pago( 1 Iowa's blue sky law held invalid by state x court Pag* 2 President Swain, addressing educators, voices plea for women teachers Page 2 Detectives rehearse murder scene in doctor's office Pags 2 New York police to open war on anarch ists as result of bomb outrage Page 12 ' FEDERAL. Senate confirms nominations of three members of reserve bank board ..^ Page 2 Kern denies he Is taking /active cart in fight to oust Marshal Schmidt page 3 George Fred Williams resigns as minister to Greece. Page 7 STATE. Leftover torpedoes kill Decatur boy and two other Fourth victims die In state Page 1 Columbia Casualty stockholders seek new grand jury Inquiry at Lafayette Page 8 Kokomo asks Service Commission to investigate light situation vPage 8 LOCAL. iongregatton of Emanuel Baptist Church clears former pastor of charges p, B e 1 Two patrolmen suspended, charged with drinking on duty p tg « j Council passe* ordinance establishing n«v traffic rul*«....:.... Pag* 1 _ leader* wfll confer^ ** ' . . -:, / " ( · * " - " ' * " ' · ' CLUBHOUSE DESTROYED WITH *40,000 L083. --»". ·»«*** quarters off Fire , destroys old quarter* TM- Country Club '. Pig« Inheritance tax expected to boost state's revenue (300,000 annually Page 3 Local real estate men leave today for Pittsburgh convention Page 3 Nineteen Indictments. Instead of three, returned In fraud case. .Page 3 Termer editor sues the Sun for $33,000 ,_,. p a g e 3 few customs collector takes office Thursday page 3 Summer Mission will entertain visitors tomorrow Page 13 State tax commissioners to hear appeals today page 13 N. A. Perry tells-- members of Jovian League of his new lamp.Page 13 Jity controller, In report to mayor, announces reduction in expenditures ..., p a g e 13 iheriff appears unruffled at effort to Indict him on perjury charge p age 13 Board of Trade names standing ACCUSED PASTOR GETyjEAij Bill Tearful Plea by Wife of the Rev:' J. R,- Henry Followed by Vote Clearing Him of Charge of Misconduct ENTIRE CONGREGATION ACTS LEFTOVER TORPEDOES KILL BOYJUECATUR Explosion in Shirt Pocket When Lad Rolls on Lawn Affects ·Heart and Shock Causes Death --Two Other Victims Die. Members of Emanuel Baptist Church Sustain Stand of Board of Deacons in Vindicating Minister. Following a tearful 'plea from his wife, In which she not only defended her hus- , ,, . , . . . j , . 13 I band, but the "other woman" as well, 'ownshlp trustees advised that purchase of rat charts is not necessary DEPARTMENTS. lews of the courts ............... Page 3 Ports .................. pages 4, 8 and 12 Iditorlal .......................... page g ociety ........................... page ^ heaters .......................... page i\ art the ^ev. J. R. Henry, former pastor of the Emanuel Baptist Church, Woodlawn avenue and Laurel street, was exonerated of a charge of having behaved indiscreetly with a woman member of the congregation and it waa voted to grant him a letter of recommendation. The trouble was thrashedv out last night at a meeting of the deacons, the church 'radeand finance. .....^.^.. Page 9| council and the congregation. teal estafe ,../. Page ft" Charges were preferred against ORT WAYNE HARDWARE FIRM Rev ' **' Henry at the Ifl8t lutlon asfciVfi^nat the company be ordered to pave between its tracks and repair the tracks on Senate avenue from Indiana avenue to Twenty-first street. President Connor said he Intends to introduce a similar resolution at the next session asking that the board of works order the company to repair Its tracks on West street from South street to Morris street. The resolution Introduced by Porter said that the condition of the tracks not ! only results in' discomfort to street car passengers, but also that the tracks are In such a condition as to cause danger to passengers, pedestrians and drivers. The resolution was adopted almost without discussion. "Why don't you Include West street from South street to Morris street in that'" asked President Connor when the resolution had been read. "Two Inter- .urban cars met down there the other day, and they tipped to otte side so far they had to back up three blocks before they could pass. Some one will be killed down there some day." Connor said he will introduce a resolution at the next session asking the board to order similar Improvements In West street. Asks Mamill Bill 0. K. Councilman McGuff introduced a resolution calling for ( the Council's Indorse- ment of the Mamill bill, now pending in Congress. The bill provides for the retirement of aged civil service ^employes on pension. v Councilman Porter introduced an ordinance prodding that the name of Senate avenue from Sixteenth street to Twenty- first street be changed to Boulevard Place An ordinance was passed recently changing the name of Senate avenue from Twenty-first street to Fall Creek to Boulevard Place.. An ordinance providing that deputy inspectors In tlje Weights and Measures Department shall lecelve $1,200 instead of $900 a year waa referred to the board of public safety for recommendations It is said the board -3.11 recommend that the deputies receive only $1,000 a year. SUFFERS $70,000 FIRE LOSS FORT WAYNE, Ind., July^$.--Fire. Starting in the elevator shaft in the ulldlng occupied by H. Pfelffer Sons, ardware and building supply dealers, bout 12 o'clock tonight, entailed a loss r $70,000 to stock alone. Two thousand oplar and pine doors stored on the sec- nd and third floors rendered the efforts I the firemen futile to do more than onfine the flames to the one building, nsurance on the stock was said to mount to only $30,000. Every piece of vaflable flre-flghtlng machinery In the Ity assisted In fighting the flames. ERAN'GED; COMMITS SUICIDE. Mrs. John Vanderbrock, 68 years old, 008 South Meridian street, committed uicide last night by taking poison. She released only recently after halving is said to/have threatened several times to take, her life. An investigation was made by Patrolmen Cox and Davis. WEATHER FORECAST CLOUOT Forecast for Indiana f o r Tuesday a n d Wednesday: Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday. VH« Forecast for Indianapolis and vicinity for today: Partly cloudy. ALMANAC OF THE DAT. Sun rises at . . 4 23 | Sun Bets af..... 7:18 WEATHER CONDITIONS YESTERDAY. --Precipitation.-Amount d u r l n j the twenty-four hours ending at V p. m o Total amount sine* J«n. 1, 1914 16 7 Accumulated departure from normal since Jan. 1 (deficiency) 5.52 --Temperatures.-7 ft. m 74 7 p. m .. . 87 Highest ......... 81 Lowest ........... 88 --For the Same Date Last Year.-7 a. m ? P - m 70 I Highest .......... J2 71 1 Lowest ...... :... «6 the meeting of the church a few weeks ago. The charges'were based upon the finding of a letter In a cupboard at the church. One faction of the church asserted that the letter had been written by the Rev. Mr. Henry to a woman member of his flock, and that it was one of a long series of letters that had made up a clandestine correspondence. The other faction defended th*,pastor and declares that there was no proof that the letter had been written by the pastor, as It was not signed, and, as it was not addressed, there wag no proof to whom It had been written. This faction hinted that the charges against the Rev. Mr. Heniy had been "trumped up," and It was this faction that triumphed at th« meeting last night. Request Bring* Trouble. Shortly ^after trie affair of the letter, the Rev. Mr. Henry resigned and went to Florida with his wife and daughter. It was while he was In the South that he asked for a letter of recommendation to present to a church In Florida. It was this request that precipitated the trouble. Thf charges were based on Investigations made by members of the young men's Bible class, and the two factions, the one accusing, the other defending, became bitter toward each other. It is said that the action of the board of deacons in exonerating the pastor, was the cause of fifteen or twenty members of the congregation resigning at last night's meet- Ing. The meeting Was presided over by the Hev. Fred G. Kenny of the Woodruft Place Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. [Special to The Indianapolis Star,] DECATUR, Ind., July 6.--Benjamin Smith, 12 years old, was killed today by the explosion of Fourth of July torpedoes In his shirt pocket. He was lying on the lawn and rolled over, setting off the fireworks, and the shock immediately above his heart caused his death John Johnson carried torpedoes and flre crackers in his shirt front, Just above his belt, and a friend hit him In the stomach, setting off the torpedoes and fireworks, He suffered serious burns as a result. GIRL'DIES IN ANDERSON. Burns in Fourth of Ju(y Celebration f Prove Fatal. ANDERSON, Ind., July 6.--Zelphla Carson, the 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carson, who was seriously burned late Saturday night as a result of. Fourth of July celebration, died late this afternoon. SHe was the only victim here who died, Frank Fowler, who was believed to have been fatally Injured at the City Park when thrown from his motorcycle Is said to be Improving at St. -f-Johrt's-fiospttslTunl has ebarice for recovery. ATTICA VICTIM SUCCUMBS. Boy Dies of Bdrn* Caused by Exploaion In Blouse. ATTICA, Ind., July 6.--Raymond Davis? 12-yeat-old son of James 1 Davis, who was burned Saturday _ In celebrating the Fourth of July, Is 'dead at his home In this city. The boy had bought some firecrackers and a mine and placed them In his blouse when he started home. He fired crackers at intervals, and the explosives In his blouse Ignited, causing fatal burns. GEORGES LEGAGNEUX. NOTED FRENCH AVIATOR. IS KILLED SAUMUR, France, July 6.--Georges Legagneux, one of the best-known aviators, was killed today while attempting a double loop In the air. He had completed the second loop when the propeller woke as the aviator was finishing a glide on the wing, and the machine plunged into the River Loire. It was twenty-five minutes before the body of Legagneux could be extricated from the wreckage. U was thought he was killed In the air as he was struck on the head by a section of the engine In the fall PARTY LEADERS TO CONFER TODAY Toner, Beveridge, Lee and Others Will Meet and Outline Policy for Progressive Campaign Next Fall. TARIFF WILL GET ATTENTION May Be Made Principal Issue in Indiana Fight--Reports Show Republicans Are Deceiving Themselves. COUNTRY CLUB'S OLU QUARTERS RAZEDJJmAZE Flames, Supposed to Have Been Started by Spark From Electric Fan, Destroy Building on Michigan Road, Causing Loss Estimated at $40.000. FOUR WOMEN BRAVE FIRE TO SAVE HISTORIC TROPHIES Servants and Men Members Form- Bucket Brigade, but Are Forced to Abandon Fight After Half an Hour. ENSIGNS, JUST GRADUATED, TO JOIN SHIPS AT VERA CRUZ i PHILADELPHIA, Pa , July 6.--The _... transport Prairie sailed from the Phlladel- Henry, who has been In feeble health for phia Navy Yard today for Annapolis some time, was not present and it was where It will take the ensigns graduated this year at the Naval Academy, assigned to dutv on thp battle ships now in Mexican waters, to respective ships. stated that he was In Elkhart, but Mrs. Henry was there to look after her husband's welfare. The board of deacons, in whose hands the question of granting a recommendation rests, made a report In which was expressed the belief that the charges against the pastor were groundless It also recommended that the '.itter be issued. / -^ Wife Makes Tearful Plea. Mrs Henry then told, her voice break- Ing wltH sobs, of her husband's long struggle against heavy odds to make the church a success When it came to the question of "the other woman," Mrs. Henry defended her as well She scorned the Idea that there e'ser had been anything further than friendliness and court- CONTINUED ON PAGE 12, COLUMN 2. In Indianapolis Today. Conference of Progressive party le'id- ers Hotel English, afternoonf Truth Seekers' outing, Brook-side Park, afternoon, basket lunch* 8 p. m Council committee meeting to consider Beech Grove annexation ordinance, City Hall, evening Opening of twelve.day hearing by state board of tax commissioners, State House, morning and afternoon. Baseball--St. Paul vs. Indianapolis, Washington Park, 3 30 p m , St Louis vs Indianapolis, Federal League Park, M6 p. m. Progressive party leaders will meet at the headquarters at the Hotel English this afternoon lor a general discussion of the plan of campaign to be pursued. Those* Invited to attend the conferences are the members of the state committee; Albert J. Beverldge, nominee for the United States Senate; nominees on the state ticket, candidates for Congress and members of all of tl^ subcommittees of the state organization. Chairman Edward C. Toner, Beverldge and EdwliL :he headquarters yesterday afternoon. Toner said that the conference today will )e devoted to hearing reports regarding the situation in Indiana and to outlining a policy. He hopes to get a definite line on what Is the best course to follow by obtaining the views of the party leaders. Tariff May Be Big Issue. It is probable that thev will decide to make the tariff the paramount issue of he campaign with a fight against "boss rule" as a secondary Issue, Several members of the committee and candidates arrived here last night. Toner was greatly encouraged bv the reports hey. made Jo him. He said that the Republicans are deceiving themselves rer- gardlng the strength of the Progressives n Indiana. Tomorrow afternoon there will be a :onference of the speakers who expect to taka part In the Progressive campaign. Toner said that Beverldge i« being urged to make a three or four-day 'our of Illinois the latter part of thm month. He Is to take part In the Maine campaign the last week of August. He will open the Indiana campaign the first week in September and speak daily until the election. G. 0. P. "Books" Speakers. Chairman Will Hays of the Republican state committee, who returned yesterday from a trip to New York and Washington, announced that Senator Borah of Idaho, Senators Smith and Townsend of Michigan, Senator Cummins of Iowa Representative Humphrey of Washington and other noted speakers are coming to Indiana to taJ|B part in the campaign for the Republicans. SOCIALISTS OF NEW YORK LIBERAL IN THEIR DEMANDS ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 6--The Socialist party last night at its state convention indorsed a platform opening with a preamble which set forth that the party enters the campaign of 1914 as the sole political representative of the working class The planks include these- An eight- hour day with a gradual shortening in keeping with the increased productiveness of modern machinery and a period of rest of one and one-half davs each week, prohibition of child labor under 16 years of age, protection of safety afid health of workers, state insurance against unemplojment, prohibition of employment of women within three months of .confinement but full reimbursement of such women and pensions to dependent mothers with children under li years. A spark from an electric draught fan started a flre that destroyed the old clubhouse of the Indianapolis Country Club, Michigan road and the Thirty-eighth stieet boulevaid, yesterday afternoon. A r t h u r B Grover, president of the board of directors, estimated the loss at $40,000. About J3.000 of this Is in Individual IOMM to the members who had stored large quantities of valuable athletic-goods and clothing in the basement locker rooms. That the historic and \nluable club tro* pliies were not destroyed was due to the biavpjy of four women, who carried th« cups and fi.it silverware fiom the (lining ami Ihlns; looms while the men members l M p i v a n t s fought to check the blaie. Mrs. Otto P. Haueisen and Mrs. D. P. H.iwklns were playing golf When they »aw the flumes shoot up the side of tb» lubhouse They ran In and were joined at thn entrance by Mlsn Marlorie "Taylor and Mrs \v C. Teasdale, who had been plulnR IflllllH Although thp lower floor was filled with smoke and the men wer« fast being forced out of the second flooi, the women rushed In and procured the trophies and sllver- w a i e They also succeeded In dragging out much furniture. Servants carried the piano out of the ballroom after they had been drlv£n_out of the second floor by the flames, Valuable Cups Saved. , Thp Country Club championship cup, the Jlllson cup, the McGowan cup, the Bfown cup nnd many more (iuitlly val- unhlo unrl historic trophies were saved through the heroism of the foilr women, A q u a n t i t y of loose paper is said to h a \ e been lying near the draught fan, lo- calfd In the southwest corner of the clubhouse-, near the kitchen It is supposed that a spark from the fun fell in the loot* pjper and started the blaze. Briok walls reach up to the top of th» basement, but the remainder of the build- Ing wns wood, and the blaze, fanned by ft stiff brepze, spread rapidly. G H Mitchell, the club superintendent, organized a bucket brigade among th« servants, nnd these soon were joined tar members who cnme In from the nolf link*. The flre started about 3 o'clock and Uw bucket brigade was able to hold th* flnmeB In check for half an hour. Vw%t men arrived after the name* had g»W«* considerable beadwav, hut were helplfM because of a lack of water, Chemical* vi ere poured on the blaze, but 'had llttU '(feet. The clubhouse win to have ne«ri »»» cated July 1 for the new house «nd grounds on the Crnwfordsvllle road, POT n» tlie new house IK n"t quite completed t was decided lo remain at t h p old loct- lon and hold the ,Iulv I celebration there. The board of director* were renting the bhouRp f nd cmuM*. from I, C. Boyd, Arthur V. Brown, Hu?h MrK. Landon and ls f. Huchniiinii who purchased the iropertv seven) months ngo. The club- louse was p a r t l n l l v Insured Owners In Conference. It so happened that Mr Boyd, Mty frown and Max Parry, whose home 1* OR he beautiful Golden Hill grounds whlcfe djoln the Country Club ground*, wert discussing what disposition to make of the grounds at the time that the flr* started. The men were In Mr. Boyd 1 * office In the Mjajostlc Building n had been suggested that a preparatory school for boys be founded and the cliibhott** used for that purpose, when the news of CONTINUED ON PAGE Z, COLUMN f. PATROLMEN ACCUSED OF DRINKING ON DUTY jHo1icr Suspends Marion E. Ellis ami William E, Caskey on Charges Filed by Sergt. Stoddard. Patrolmen Marlon E. Elite and William E Caskey were suspended'from duty hf Supeiintendent of Police Perrott last, night after charges had been preferred agatnst them by Sergt. Elmer Stoddard, who declared he saw them taklng'a drink In a saloon on Miley avenue near Ohio street Frldai' night. It further is alleged that the two patrolmen returned to their districts Saturday night and laid in Walt for the sergeant, but were unable to flwl him. Patrolmen Ellis and Caskey, who were assigned to the Fourth District, are said to have been seen entering the saloon by Sergt. Stoddard. It also is alleged that he had seen them enjer other saloons OB previous nights, going In at the front door and out at a side or rear door. Sergt. Stoddard Is said to have "feen each of the men take a drink in the saloon, on Mlley a\enue Friday night. Threat of Violence Alleged. It is said that Saturday night the two patrolmen appeared in the rear yard of a saloon on the West Side which was on their district. Several men were sitting In the \ard and It is said one of th* patrolmen pulled his revolver and flourished It"about. Several of the men who did not know the policemen began to scatter, when it Is said one of the policemen said: "Don't be afraid. We are looking for that sergeant that reported us." It Is said they thm left the yard and went to a railroad yard, where they remained the greater par* of the nlglit. Superintendent of PolLe Perrott was asked about the suspension of the men, but decline'! to sa\ anj thing At police henrlquarter^ it is said that Ellis once befoie had been accused of drinking \ \ h i l e on duty, but when he appeared for t i l a l gin e ai his excuse that he hart .suffered f i o m the heat and was ill Caske\ recently has been assigned to a rlistilet on the '·'outh Side. Numerous complaint"! \ v o i c lecened at police head- qunrtei 1 ' it i *-n\\ that he used his cluh^ unnei esstu IK on prisons he arrested. It ii «aid these? complaints were so WU- mpious, that h» was removed from t,bt district d.nd assigned with Ellw. .'I · ,\

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