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Journal and Courier from Lafayette, Indiana • 1

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MARCH CIRCULATION Avers re Net Paid Advertisers Employee Etc Average Circulation 140M i 5 I NORTH WESTERN GREATEST NEWSPAPER No 81 VoL THE JOURNAL ESTABLISHED 1829 THE COURIER ESTABLISHED 1881 LAAYETTE THURSDAY EVENING APRIL 4 1929 16 TWO CENTS INAL III III TURN DOWN CHECKS NEW HIGHWAY CHIE As DeKing Boy Told Story REE ATER 53 WILLIAMS WILL RESIST OUSTER DAYS HI ARM KILLING VERSION CONERENCE ON BLOOD TO HELP SICK EDUCATOR (Continued on Page Ten) EARLY ACTION IN HORSES MULES RATE REDUCTION (Bill) Miller who LOST III WRECK METHODISTS AVOR MttMOyEMEN THREE PERISH IN STANDARD WHEAT AIRPLANE CRASH the EXPERTS' OBJECT SCHOOL GIRL IS to MUHDER VICTIM track of 1 erveee VK loss of their great representatives today by Represen Continue Battle to CANDIDATES OR control The Weather gasoline oil tax 4 him director of the com HOOSIER TAKES PART IN MEXICAN BOMBING Such a de signatures of the comtnls coun Earl ward yet wire gathering ever to the mem that had par 4 13 of the volt broke out in republic The in coal revolving dispute is be re dressed out than it has got rid of a of 1 INLICT SLAUGHTER" PROHISNOOPER ON REVOLUTIONISTS IN MEXICO spoke on house avoid heat losses as room con on City a that of ho de Long of LOCKED members of League legislature will er pass a repealer bill" between I pre the rebels escaping by stolen Stonge motor sales establishment on Columbia street between ourth and ifth' some time between 8 Wednesday evening and 7 Thursday morning School Girl Ends Life INDIANAPOLIS Ind April (INS) Mary Settles pretty 16 year old ountaintown high school girl was dead today from a self inflicted shotgun wound in the ab domen Plan Truck Route INDIANAPOLIS April (AP) Petition to establish a truck route between Muncie and ort Wayne was filed with the public service commission today Lamson Brothers Transfer company of Bluffton made the applications football team besides derstood that the utility is con templating a similar move for A TTina 1 was laid from the Lafayette plant to Crawfordsville unds Safe INDIANAPOLIS Ind April I AP) Money and records of State Bank of Whites town the plane of which burned recently were found in first class condition when the vault was opened today Workers had been waiting for the vault to cool me May primary election xnurs day at the city office Sat urday being the last day for mak ing declarations of candidacy Marks has announced himself a candidate for nomination for Seventh ward councilman on the republican ticket Joseph Hum bert has entered the race for the democratic nomination for cilman In the same ward Bowers at nresent Sixth a 1 vv a il Ilcan nomination for councilman at large Ray Phillips has filed for the republican nomination for 'Sixth ward councilman Ralph Minton has filed for the republican nomination for irst ward coun cilman Despondent because of ill health i which had forced her to leave school the girl got her shotgun while she was alone at the Settles farm home late yester day and fired a load Into her side? LOOMS IDLE AS TEXTILE WORKERS CONTINUE STRIKE 5 CHARLOTTE April 4 (AP) Picket lines and Idle Head of Milling Company to Undertake Establishment of Research ellowship at Purdue Militant Indiana Prohibition Leader 7 Pounds But Claims to Have Had of His PURDUE' BUILDING INDIANAPOLIS Ifid April (INS) The North Indiana Meth odist conference in 86th annual session at the Broadway church here today voted to and Indorsed the plan of the Weslef oundation to solicit at its April (funds In northern Indiana for a authorized anew building at Purdue university water rates! BROWN CHOSEN ROAD DIRECTOR Truck Stolen Willis Knight truck from the rear of the Smith COTJNCIL ON ILE L1? 8 ingrm lu oust vwciuvi Several more candidates filed forjong of Louisiana began in the a Mav nrimarv Alnntton Thnrs MnresAntAtivM todaV Many Killed in Derailment ot wanasn reigni irain USE HOOSIER GOAL IS OPENED court were on hand to testify re garding article No 1 of the Im peachment charges The first article alleges that the 36 year old chief executive boasted that he controlled the judiciary and Hint hp attemoted to the judicial department of the state government This testimony followed i a number of witnesses dared that Governor Last year a gas pipe line gaa URNITURE MEN ELECT OICERS RENCH LICK April cnrl a Tav or or Ind ianapolis was elected president of the Ohio Valley Retail urniture association at the convention here today He succeeded Dis tel of Portsmouth Ohio Other officers elected were Ev erett Woodrum Charleston Va and Robert Shawan Col umbus vice presidents Kerr Columbus treasurer and George Bricker Columbus secretary Members of the executive board included Herman Ries of South Bend April burned to death here this morning when a the grouna The dead Prof Siegfried popular Purdue university faculty mem ber and director of Harlequin club and Little Theater playa rallied after a blood transfusion administered at St Elizabeth hos pital late Wednesday afternoon although his condition Is still critical His condition Thursday was reported improved Prof Siegfried has been Ill several months and was brought to the hospital in an unconscious con dition Tuesday night from his home in Mulberry While many Purdue men offered blood for the operation when the doctors announced this as the only means of prolonging life two were selected as physically suit ed for the sacrifice 15 being ex amined played fullback on the Purdue varsity starring in several Little Theater plays coached by Prof Siegfried contributed the pint of blood that was the veins of the sick professor Efforts at conciliation in four strike centers of the two states yesterday appeared to have failed and more than 5000 textile work ers remained awav from their jobs today most of them in pro 1 public Service company has pe test against the Introduction of Itltioned the Williamsport town efficiency systems I board for a franchise to lay pipes and provide i Williamsport with gas I HAr iriA Tf nmnARPd tO SL 1 twere other speakers An informal dinner was scheduled for Thurs day evening with Dean A A Pot ter David Ross Milton Rob inson Jr president of the Nation al Retail Coal association and Huntress assistant utive secretary of the National Coal association as speakers INDIANAPOLIS Ind April (INS) Returning directly to his home here before 11 a in after his 1 release from the state penal farm Dr Edward Shumaker Indiana Anti Saloon league su perintendent this afternoon le cetved scores of workers and other friends gers on saw iiKj could ascribe no lournoy foreigner in the rench nrAnn aon in i a i BCi ICC iv i ni XX71 fbo nvnonf I nn nf i nlnei line nere irom Jjaiayeur jj I 1 a roll fered them rewards in an attempt a former farm bureau leader would to swing their support to ms I posed Prof Siegfried Rallying After Transfusion Miller ootball Star and Actor Makes Sacrifice officers Sapp Roy vlce presi A Clapper Muncie sec ort Albino Robbin RENCH LICK Ind April (INS) A white robin has made its appearance In the gardens of I the rench Lick Springs hotel Its nest being near the 18th putting green of the Valley golf course On and near this green it has be come a familiar and now some what' tamed figure Laymen Elect LOGANSPORT Ind April (AP) At the meeting today of the North Indiana Meth odist Episcopal conference in ses sion here the following were elected Arthur Huntington president Rodebush Greenfield dent etary and Gerig Wayne treasurer Baffling Death Case CHICAGO April (AP) What at first appeared to be an attempted murder followed by sui had turned today Into a mys tery in which a third person may have played a murderer's part Two aged women a wealthy widow and her maid were found in the apartment yester day The maid Mrs Ida Peterson was dead a bread knife plunged In het: neck her mistress Mrs Helen Kelso 70 was near death fjpm hammer blows Aspeciflc schedule' ofwater i drawn up at a conference here Wednesday afternoon tn which Edward Cunningham water works superintendent Ralph A Brassie and Curtner representing the city council and Webb Gil bert chief accountant of the Ind iana public service commission took' part The city council meeting this week schedule of' lower and called the Wednesday con ference At the meeting Wednes day this schedule adopted by the city council was specifically ap plied and adjusted to each group of users and each step in the rate Mr Gilbert said he would send back a typewritten copy of the detailed schedule and recom mended that a special session of the city council be called to adopt a resolution In which the specific new rates are set forth This done he explained that the new rates would be formally filed with the public service commission and an order putting them in effect would then be only a matter form airchild Principal in De King Slaying Returns in Bitter Mood Against the Attorney Carbary AURORA III April (INS) Eugene Boyd airchild dry in former whose admittedly false af fidavit describing the purchase of liquor from Mrs Lillian DeKing led to her death in a dry raid on her homer was back in Aurora today where he faces arrest on a perjury charge airchild who shortly before the perjury warrant was issued on his own admissions during the inquest at Geneva was found in Springfield 111 after of ficials of Kane county had been unable to locate him The dry sleuth returned voluntarily to Kane county stating he had not and that he was anx ious to tell his side of the story airchild bitterly denounced Attorney George Carbary of Kane county and his chief pro hibition Investigator Walter Millar He declared Millar gave him $15 and told him to out of town and stay out for a ADMITS GIVING MONEY Millar today admitted he gave airchild the money but denied that he told him to leave town He said airchild said he was but did not say what lie wanted the money for am not fleeing air child told the reporter who located him "I left Geneva hours before that warrant charging me with perjury was issued I came to Springfield tb see my lawyer not trying to hide sick and tired of being pushed around by Carbary and Millar been making me the goat and just beginning to wake up through keeping under ALSE STATEMENT At inquest at Geneva airchild admitted before the coroner's jury that his sworn statement that he bad purchased liquor from Mrs DeKing was false was subsenuentlv charged with perjury Attorneys for the DeKing family stated that they considered air child to be even more responsible morally for the death of Mrs TOLEDO April A five year program of standard izing the best varieties of winter wheat from the standpoint of mill ing requirements yield and winter hardiness was agreed upon by 150 leading millers agronomists grain exchange officials and agricultural experts of Ohio Indiana and Mich igan at a "wheat improvement held here 'Harold Anderson president of the National Milling company and chairman of a committee of mill ny uv rveui era BuoiisuuiiK tuts uieeiuiK baiu tative Robert Wardell of De his company would underwrite the trolt amendment would establishment of research fellow normH tlin nlon 1 ALIa a wk A vnc IVUOUIlipLlVll VJl none beverages only in homes Governor Leslie Scheduled to Attend Meeting Which Is Designed to Increase Indiana uel Consumption Governor Harry Leslie was expected to arrive in the city late Thursday afternoon from Indianap olis to attend the Indiana fuel conference which opened at 1:30 at Purdue university More than 125 men all interested in the production distribution and con sumption of Indiana coal had reg istered at the conference at noon and more were expected by eve ning Governor Leslie is deeply interested in the Indiana coal sit uation and has suggested that Purdue university undertake a survey to find new markets for the fuel mined in this state Methods of broadening the market for Indiana coal were dis cussed at Thursday session whibh attracted visitors from many parts of the state as well 'as from more 'distant points including one man from Oregon and Welby of Montreal Canada who is representing the Canadian National railways use of domestic stokers to crease the use of Indiana in the themes Richard Gray of Ind ianapolls Burton of Clri cago and Smith of Ind ianapolis were among the speak ers a A ThirrlHA i Ma xwa 7 COnHtWlCttOQ 1 Prof Hoffman a noted heating and ventilating engineer told of the value of cov ering attic rafters and insulating walls Victor Ashe of St Louis and Ray Macy of Indianapolis twere other speakers An informal horses were all that were saved A broken arch bar caused the wreck Other cars contained eggs but ter and cabbage most of which can be salvaged local railway officials announce Where the wreck occurred tne embankment of the railway is '40 feet high The cars did not catch fire as a re sult of the wreck which included the tail of a 43 car freight Wreck crews both from Decatur Ill and Peru were hurried to the scene and began clearing the track About 100 men were engaged In the work and at noon it was Cheaper Water for Lafay ette Consumers Assured Soon Detailed Sched ule Is Drawn Ur Surgeon Salesman and Pilot Burn to Death in Wreck age After 500 oot Plunge SCOTT CITY Kas (AE) Three men were i 4 Tv a anti mi mum iu thought that travel would be re sumed during the early1 afternoon Engineer Eiler of Decatur Ill had charge of the train Passenger service temporarily was disrupted with train No 8 being held up at Williamsport and No 9 at Attica Trains No 51 and No 53 were detoured over the Nickel Plate and the and I railways The horses ana mules were consigned to the erry Seed Co of Detroit The carcasses of the dead were sold to the Wiggins fertilizer plant at Veedersburg exceptions of It A nf the Ta marshals Joffre and Lyautey too VfWU oaico luunuOv 7 1 4 fliict (nvprnnr OHffifayette company was here tins zr rtlr 4 vs Vs rS 4 VS BATON ROUGE La April rrvs vcsssvs4 In i no i i 1 i in ill vti UHU nocc I AV HOV I i wnv np nr in (Hitsu vruv cuxvi Ka KaIH Anrii i nr i in ik tu 1 SSWSVW if AI11C1 111 I SV Mil 111 V11U a II 1 house of representatives today iis Kranted It is understood gas ifty five judges including the iservice wij be available here wlth entire personnel of the supreme a few months It is also vn orecast for Indiana: Mostly unsettled tonight and riday cooler riday in extreme north porticn Local temperature from 7 a Wednesday to 7 a rn Thursday: High 74 low 53 mean 6314 No precipitation WET RESOLUTION OERED MICHIGAN STATE ASSEMBLY LANSING lich April 4 (AP) A resolution advocating a con stitutional amendment providing I for state regulation of the sale 'and manufacture of liquor was in troduced tn the state house of renchmen Pay inal Honors to Mvron Herrick! A A PARIS April Still I vU atvI a 1 Inca tlipil P'Pflt war commander Marshal och the people and government of rance today poured out un bounded tribute to the memory of Myron Herrick deeply be loved American ambassador who so greatly endeared himself to the hearts of all renchmen in the early days of the war Gathered around his bier draped with the stars and stripes in the American embassy the rench cabinet the army and diplomatic corps and many Americans now in Paris paid their Ihst affection ate farewell to the late Ameri can ambassador No more notable paid their respects Diphtheria Is atal To Well Known Woman ELKHART Ind April (AP) Mrs rank Silkwood Grover 41 a prominent Elkhart woman died last night from diphtheria Three children survive Mrs Grover was active in mu sic circles and had appeared as a soloist In many parts of Indiana It was Mrs Grover whose stento rian voice at the last republican state convention announced the Elkhart county delegation voted for Gov Leslie for the nomination for governor high school girl was shot to death by a man whose efforts to Kav In an MiitnrnnbilA led I to the crashing through a stone wall The man bowin Melhuish Of Wilton 41 then shot! and killed himself The girl was Mary Yates 17 of Wilton A witness of the tragedy told police he saw the man and girl struggling In the car just before it got out of control and ran off the road Both were thrown out as the machine went through a stone wall and against a tree After a brief struggle on the ground the witness A I Thorp caretaker of a nearby estate said Melhuish whipped out a revolver and killed the girl The man then pursued Thorp shooting at him twice then halted took a draught of poison and shot and killed himself Melhuish was a former stenog rapher for a western railroad but lately had not been working he had been in the habit of calling after school for his daughter and Mary Yates classmates Today he dsove the girls to his home In Wilton and his daughter got out The tragedy occurred while he was driving Mary Yates to her home two miles distant Purnell Designated On Sub Committee to Dra ft arm A id Bill WASHINGTON April (AP) A sub committee of five mem bers of the house agriculture com mittee composed of Chairman Haugen and Representative Pur nell of Indiana and Williams of Illinois the ranking republican members and Aswell of Louisiana and Klchloe of Kentucky the minority members was designated today to draft a farm relief bill Automobile Accident CHICAGO April A remarkable photo top of 12 year oId Gerald DeKing as lie told a jury at Geneva III how Deputy Sheriff Roy Smith shot and killed his mother following a dry raid onithe DeKing home atAurora li I Below a scene in the courtroom showing Gerald at ex treme right sitting' beside his father Joseph DeKing who wris knocked unconscious by Smith just before Mrs DeKing was killed Smith has been held to the grand jury on a charge of manslaughter Belated igures Boost Margin of Wisconsin Wets MILWAUKEE Wis April (INS) With claiming a 2 to victory in state wide referendum on repeal of the state prohibition enforcement act and legalization of 275 per cent beer interest today focused on the state legislature at Madison Although returns are not complete due to crippled service as a result of the Easter storm enough ballots have been tabulated to Indicate a 1 ma jority of approximately 150000 aged to expose themselves to week in the interest of the proj fatigue all the leaders of the rfi I 1 I 4 4 Tkrt hnarri win loiiuiiiiy x'xeuuii xi ihy wwv uicocrn juviuu on the petition at a meeting ing such noted figures as Petain Icxlldlt AJxjolJtlCyi LrVUlaUtii JU If the franchise i bail and Lasson Members of the government were there' in full headed by Premiere Poincare and oreign Minister Brland General John Pershing com mander in chief of the American expeditionary force was the first to say goodbye to the ambassador ships at Wooster Ohio experiment station Purdue university and Michigan State college at a cost of $25000 for a five year period to aid In studies which will form the basis for wheat Improvement COMMITTEE IN CHARGE A committee In charge will con tinue to centralize the task of wheat improvement In the three states Harold Anderson Toledo Is chairman Other members are Carl Sims rankfort Ind Don Jenkins Noblesville Ind Ed gar Evans Indlanapqlls Harold Stock Hillsdale Mich John Mun ro Detroit Mark Mennel Toledo and Miller Springfield PURDUE EXPERTS ATTEND More than 150 were in attend ance at the conference Among the speakers were Leighty principal agronomist of the bureau of plant industry Washington: Springfield assistant agrono mist Wooster Down asso ciated professor of farm crops Lansinig A Wiancko chief of agronomy Purdue university Park chief of the depaitment of "farm crops Columbus McCool professor of soils Lans ing Rather (professor of farm crops Lansing Cut ler professor of agronomv Pur due university and Thatcher assistant agronomist Wooster JU1 llj VI cvjyjpx VAUHUVV1 a vv With slightly more than 2000 of looms remained the order in caro thex 2759 precincts heard Ilina textile circles today from the wets had a lead in ex cess of 130000 on the question of repeal The drys however were far from discouraged by the sweeping sentiment for repeal and 275 per cent beer have only begun to i said Rev Warren Jones state! Superintendent of the Anti Saloon i eague me legislature win uev in words and in a touching man ner that will not soon be for gotten WILLIAMSPORT TO HAVE GAS SERVICE WILLIAMSPORT Ind April 4 i (Special) The Northern Indiana Rebels Penned Like Rats in Cage in South ern Chihuahua Are Almost Annihilated by Cross ire of Government Cavalry Infan try Artillery and Air Bombers MEXICO CITY April The month old Mex ican rebellion emerged today from a four day encounter in southern Chihuahua a tottering shadow of the movement which on March 3 threatened the existing Mexican gov ernment ather Slays riend of His Daughter Drinks Poison Ends Life With Bullet WILTON Conn April (AP LIQUOR 1 1 1 vlint rt I I CONERENCE LOGANSPORT Ind April 4 With the third day of the North Indiana Methodist Episco pal conference under way laymen delegates from throughout the north district of the state were here today It was day the entire program being centered on the activities of the laymen's association The conference today sent a tel egram to President Hoover gratulating him on his stand the liquor question Refusal of Bank to Release Any Part of $75 000 unds Pending Settlement of Contro versy in State Highway Department Ex pected to Throw Squabble Into Courts INDIANAPOLIS April With John Brown new director of the state highway department re ceiving bids for maintenance work of the department and John Williams ousted director at the office of his attor ney the controversy over the office centered today about custody of the highway de i partment funds Early in the day Albert Wedeking chairman of the commission which yesterday discharged Williams received word from the Trust company which has custody of the state highway department fund that until the Qottlorl the fund xvniild garded as Of ficials of the Institution after a conference with Wedeking re fused to make a further statement NO INTEREST IN DISPUTE Their stand however was Inter preted to mean that checks drawn by Brown as director would not be honored until the controversy with Williams Is settled It i was understood that the bank waspro tecting itself In the matter and had no interest in the dispute At the attorney office plans were being made to submit a formal demand on the bank for custody of the fund mand wojild bear the the four members of sion It was asserted DESK Brown and three the commission Jesse Murden Adseco Club Proposes Daylight Saving Here The Adseco club at a recent meeting adopted a resolution fa voring the adoption of day light saving for Lafayette The mayor and city council are asked to In vestigate the matter and consider bringing it before the public for a vote at the May primary Cop ies of the resolution have been sent to the mayor city council Inter Club Council and Chamber of Commerce Robert Koon iis president of the club DeKingthan Deputy Sheriff Roy O1111L11) llw All CU L1IC iaiu1 mhvi j' Vvilliamsponxrew Escape Injury WILLIAMSPORT Ind April Twelve horses and iniilns were killed in the wreck Wabash eastbound freight train No 96 a quarter of a mile north east of the local station at 12:20 this morning The train crew escaped Injury although eight cars and the caboose were derailed In one car were 18 mules and in another 14 horses ive mules and two Chasey Mentioned as i Indianapolis ind April 4 Shot in Quarrel Over AK) It was unciersiooo day that I Chasey of Marion The jury recommended that Smith be held for manslaught er He Is now under guard at a hospital in Elgin where he is re covering from a bullet wound in flicted bv 12 year old Gerald DeKing on of the slain woman airchild plans to go immediately to Geneva to surrender himself to Sheriff John Urch provided he is not placed under formal arrest here in the meantime succe jport as is 1 6 I Rrnu'n npn I the state hierhway commission had Innnninted ((at Tnbn wil liasms who was discharged Chasey formerly was president of the Grant county farm bureau He worked in the agriculture di vision of the republican state com mittee during the last campaign monoplane crashed to and burst into flames are Dr McGinnis Scott City surgeon Chester Riley Scott salesman John lournoy of Wichita Kas the pilot lournoy had taken the plane belonging to Bert Schmidt a Wichita oil operator into the air to warm it lip preparatory to starting on a fishing trip to Colo rado with a i party of men After circling the city the plitne crashed from an altitude of about 500 feet catching fire as it struck the ground i Schmidt arid two other men who WVIU LU IlCLSC UGC11 iir nlrv rx fl V41T3 blip XAX crash Thev notien the accident had been personal pilot for several months PUTMANVILLE Ind April (INS) Seven pounds lighter but claiming to have had "the time of his Dr Shumaker militant superintendent of the Ind iana Anti Saloon league was re leased from the Indiana state farm at 9:05 a today after com pleting his 60 day term for con tempt of the Indiana supreme court Good behavior reduced his imprisonment to 53 days EVERY enjoyed every minute of Dr Shumaker told newspapermen he emerged from the nsn a cfoto a rm in mates are both dressed in and color is Deiier been for years I lot of surplus fat the churn in the state farm dairy The noted dry clothes distinctly showed his shrinkage from 170 to 163 pounds for they were very apparently to large for him Twenty automobile loads Of relatives friends welcoming dele gations newspapermen and photo graphers were lined at the gates of the state farm awaiting the appearance of Dr Shumaker The prison authorities permitted only one automobile to enter the grounds This car contained Mrs Shumaker Albert Morrison son in law of Dr Shumaker Morrison father of Albert EMBRACES HIS WIE Dr Shumaker embraced and kissed his wife dear how are you mam he greeted her There were tears of joy in her eyes Photographers surrounded the happy Ouple and asked the dry chief to pose on the steps of the prison headquarters' bulldinfe Mi Shumaker wanted to edge out of the wpictute JjutjJDn Shu maker pulled her back CHURCH DELEGATIONS There were delegations from the North Indiana Methodist confer anlence which is in session at Lo pro 'succeed Totin' Brown of Rock argument over a slight automo I 4 oi'orn nr euxuiDc tu i )ile accident ended suaaeniy nere today when an unknown motorist yesterday apej revolver and shot Stude 4 i 74 Arjerupuiuu'j unu xulv mm lying unconscious on a roadway on the southern outskirts of tlie city i Taken to a hospital by a passing motorist the boy recovered con sciousness and told his story of the accident and DECATUR Ind April 4 lvinr over northern Mexico in a federal airplane and nbinc fni'ees with a machine jrui) Is (the daily experience of a youth who? left here not hyong'XagO in search of 'adventure 'XXotmd7it in colorful Spanish southwest The young Hdosier adventuxgr and soldier of fortune is Rayma 1 1 A A rrAT nf XI Ond 1 UlHUl OV1I Andrews former Decatur residents Young Andrews signed up with the max man Teaera army as airplane pilot when the recent re franBpO1jj from the Indiana volt broke out in the southern 'T from Indianapolis churches and from the Indiana Anti baloon league Ethan A Miles the league coun sel advanced shook Dr Shuma ker's hand cordially and then with formality began to read a resolution of welcome and of con fidence which the Methodist con ference at Logansport adopted unanimously yesterday The ceremony was brief but im pressive Dr Shumaker said that he plan ned to be in Logansport Saturday morning and make an address the conference Penned like rats in a cage by the fire of coordinating units of federal cavalry in fantry artillery and air serv ice the army of the north yesterday at La Reforma Chihua hua was almost annihilated in what was described in government dispatches as a slaught Hundreds were believed killed WAR Believing his work on the north well done General Plutarco Elias Calles federal commander in chief announced diversion of 5000 of his troops to the states of Guana juato and Jalisco to wage a sim ilar war of against the so called religious insurgents of those states "Those rebel infantry who were not killed are our Gen eral Juan Andreu Almazan federal field commander wired President Emilio Portes Gil the verita ble butchery among them was stu GREATEST REVOLT BATTLE General Calles wired the presi dent that the encounter at lu Reforma was "the greatest battle in revolutionary history It was definitely decisive in it the rebels paid dearly for this in famous After the rebels retreated from Jimenez which they held under fire for two days General Alma zan's forces entered the town Tuesday night and were allowed to sleep Detachments of federal cavalry were sent northward at some dis tance from and paralelling the railroad on each side PREVENT ESCAPE nmntraa I 0CVC1I tJUltlTfM Ml luftvu Jimenez and Santa Rosalia vented LX CL 111 While the rebels were trying to repair bridges the federal cavalry closed tn''follo'et by Infantry and artillery federal airplanM7lIrofPed bombs on the rebel trains The rebels abandoned their trains out mgnt was impossible Machine gun and rifle fire mowed them down while shrapnel levelled whole squads Soma were Girl Makes School Head Defendant in $1250 Damage Suit WABASH Ind April (INS) Williams superintendent of 'schools in Wabash county to day was a defendant in a $1250 damage suit brought here against him by Miss Katheryne O'Connor ot near Somerset Ind who al leged she failed to get an Indiana university scholarship although her grades averaged second highest Each year two scholarships are awarded: to two county pupils making the highest averages for the four years of school work Some were accepted At Chapultepec Castle it was said five hundred of the enemy were wounded and the number killed was much A Chapultepec announcement said that he rebel leaders escaped This was taken to mean General Jose Gonzalo Escobar Marrcello Caraveo rancisco Urbalejo and 1 An In Mexico City it was believed the action at Reforma would have the effect of ending campaign in Chihuahua Dispatches from Juarez giving reports of rebel officials at Chi huahua City and others that the troops of General Escobar had made a counter attack at Jimenez and were fighting in the streets of that city were believed to refer to the rebel counter attack of Tuesday morning there The rebels attempted to break through the federal lines but failed Gen eral troops according to apparently well founded in formation reaching Mexico City not only held Jimenez today but had advanced to a point beyond I La Reforma 11 miles north DR '4 I 7 I'' 7 I I i 1M i' 4.

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