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Vol. LXXX No. 26,981
New York Tribune Inc.)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1920
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la are*t*r New To* | Within SO? MUM
Misgovernment Held Re?
sponsible in Measure
for Expensive Living
and Housing Problems
Hailed With Cheers
In West Virginia
Budget System and Econ?
omy in Washington Is
Promised by Nominee
je-otn a Staff Correspondent
WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 28.?The
high cost of living:, the housing short?
age and other unhappy conditions of
American life were attributed by Sena?
tor Harding' in a speech at the Audi?
torium here to-night to the inefficiency
of the Democratic Administrator The
. Republican candidate declared excessive
interest rate3 paid by the government
on war loans had drawn money, the life
blood of business, from the channel?
of trade. Predicting the complet* col?
lapse of the American industrial sys?
tem if the process continued, Senatoi
Harding promised relief for the nation
if he should be elected, through budge!
reforms, strict economy and a real
business administration at Washington
The address, delivered to 6,000 per<
/ons, following a parade of 15.00C
marchers, was the climax of a day oi
vzar platform speeches in the hill
towns strung along the Baltimore &
Ohio's tortuous right of way througr
West Virginia. Senator Harding spok<
first at Grafton, then at Mannington
Fairmont, Glover's Gap, Cameron anc
Moundsville. At each of these stationi
large crowds had gathered and the]
cheered the candidate in a fashion tha
warmed his heart. The beat part o
the day, however, began on the out
skirts of Wheeling. The shriek an?
roar of hundreds of mill and factor;
whistles, suggestive of the welcom
giveii returning transporta in Ne\
York harbor at the close of the wai
burst on the candidate's e?r. 4
Greetings to the Minera
"What in the world is that?" h
asked of Davis Elkins and Howar.
Sutherland, West Virginia's Senators
who had boarded the train last nigh
"That is Wheeling's greeting t9 th
next President," .xp_ain*d*the Senator
Mile after mile the train sped ami
the roar of steel mills and glass factor
whistles. Many of the plants had r?
leased their employees so that the
eould catch a glimpse, of Senator Haj
ding standing on the rear platform o
his special train, which ran slowly ove
the last few miles to the station.
Women whose features were shade
by run bonnets held their babies up fo
the candidate's approval as he viewe
the family washings drying in the bad
yards that flanked the right of way.
There was a swarm of people in th
station. All wore red badges establish
jng the fact that they were member
of the reception committee. The
yelled themselves hoarse while Senate
Harding was fairly pushed throug
their close ranks. Then came Mr
Harding, and the yells were quite .
loud as she waved both hands whic
had been filled with flowers. Large
crowds than any that have greeted tli
nominee in his trips away from Mario
lined the curb in a solid mass on th
roundabout course from the station 1
the McLure Hotel. For several blocl
the automobiles passed between rani
of men standing with uncovered head
It was estimated that there were 25,0(
visitors in Wheeling to see Senat?
Three States Represented
They came from Pennsylvania ar
Ohio towns as well as West Virgini
Mayor Babcock, of Pittsburgh, head?
> delegation that included the Americt
Clnb, the members of which wore ta
(rriy Blaine hats and black caps th.
Senator Harding last saw at the noti:
_?tion ceremonies in Marion.
There was a general reception ?t tl
McLure Hotel from four to five o'cloi
in the afternoon and several times tl
Impatient yell? of the crowd in tl
lobby brought Senator Harding out ?
the iron baflustrade in the gallery fro
-hich Abreham Lincoln once spoke.
Sirs. Harding held a separate rece
t;on for the women of Wheeling at tl
Country Club, and the Senator receivi
th? men at the hotel, but there seem?
to? be an infectious insistence on tl
fsri of one sex to attend the recepti*
?atended for the other.
Virgil Highland, nationaleommitt?
J?n for West Virginia, introduc
Temporary Chairman N. P. Whitak
g the Auditorium meeting to-nigl
He in turn introduced the permane
??airman, Judge E. ?. Morgan, the ?
jWaetn candidat? for Governor.
*fr?. Harding entered the Auditorii
??out 8:30 o'clock, escorted by Alexs
*r Moore, publisher of The Pit
?wgh Leader. The candidate's w!
**? loudly acclaimed, and presen'
m erowd began to call on Mrs. Hai
a_E j?.P * 8Peech- Shaking her head, a
?Where is that man ?arding?"
? developed that his car had be
?"g-lfed in the parade that eop?'n.
_? W*rch back and forth thro? > (
*W**t? of Wheeling long s i
2*Htonum had been filled to doo
w?*n Senator Harding ei... red I
????. about ten minutes after M
??Ming, he was cheered for seve
*?-t?*, the cheer ending in a lau
*e re for you, kid."
"??alls Hpeerh ?n Eve of War
*V*aking ?xtamporaneously for a f
?*Wf?t; before he began to read !
*%***** address, Senator Harding
T***4 hi? andienet that his last i
2**f** ?n the same platform V
IT*'?April, 1&17. on the eve of Pr
v*M.WiUon'? going before Cong*
JSL* for ? declaration of war.
"al*?. wJ*r* t-,lkin? then," he si
/**??* the welfare of our eomrr
. <__? -_*? *n4 *? - talked to you of p
BPi nationality th? President so
B* Onirr*??. Vou remember
jJ7*J*W talking that night about m
^JA* world ssfe for ?emocrecy,
j_? Was ?ot pre??nt when tha Sen
_5_?ii.th* w*r ???solution, but I kr
J_?_, ^_y*y*?'? ' **?>* *bat ** m?i
?r*,** did rt'il tie, to w*r to mskc
*W*4 este for democracy. W? did
r,A*** ***? for humanity* sake.
|lf?*? w? cast th? die that night,
||? ttsenmtmre? pass tear)
Whtel Breaks? Kills Girl
Clips Another*s Hair
RICHMOND, Ky., Sept. 28.?
A portion of a bursting fly wheel
sailed through the roof of the
electric light plant early to-day
to the home of Wallace Hunter,
600 yards away, where it killed
his young daughter, Fanny, and
clipped the braids from the head
of her sleeping woman compan?
ion. The missile crashed through
the floor and side of the dwelling
and was found in the yard two
f-eet under ground'.
Plea by Wilson
Is on Ireland
Initial Document of Set
To Be Issued in Behalf
of Cox Quotes Answers
Given on Western Tour
Prepared ?y Tumulty
Denies U. S. Would Have to
Help England, Under Ar?
ticle X, to Quell Revolt
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?President
Wilson took his first active part to-day
in the Presidential campaign. He had
Secretary Tumulty write the first of a
series of documents regarding the
League of Nations and other public
questions which it is proposed to issue
from the Whit? House to further the
candidacy of Governor Cox.
The document was in the form of a
letter to E. M. Swartz, of Los Angeles,
Calif., discussing the League of Nations
covenant. Mr. Swartz had written the
President that some Republicans con?
tended that if the ietcgue covenant were
ratified with Article X in it this coun
I try "would be bound to support Eng?
land in holding Ireland under subjec
In his letter of reply Mr. Tumulty
called attention to certain questions
and answers with reference to Article
X and the question of self-determina?
tion which were made public by the
President while he was on his Western
tour in the interest of the league a
Text of Tumulty Letter
The letter to Mr. Swartz follows:
"In reply to your letter of the 20th
of September I beg to say that the
identical questions contained in your
letter, with reference to Article X and
the ri^Kt of self-determination, found *n
the covenant of the Leag_e of Nations,
wer? placed before the President while
he was on his Western trip last year
and fully answered by him. The Presi?
dent directs me to call your attention
to the following questions and answers
given by him tovthe press-at .that time,
which I think satisfactorily answer
your inquiries. The questions and an?
swers are as follows:
"Q.?Under the covenant, does the
nation obligate itself to assist any
member of the league in putting down
a rebellion of its subjects or con?
"A.?It does not.
"Q.?Under the covenant, can this
nation independently recognize a gov?
ernment whose peoples seek to achieve
or have achieved their independence
from a member of the league?
"A.?The independent action of the |
government of the United States in a ;
matter of this kind is in no way limited
or affected by the covenant of the
League of Nations.
Forum to Hear Claims
"Q.?Under the covenant, are those
subject nations or peoples only that
are mentioned in the peace treaty en?
titled to the right of self-determina- |
tion, or dots the league possess the j
right to accord a similar privilege to j
other subject nations or peoples?
"A.?It was not possible for the peace |
conference to act with regard to the j
self-determination of any territories j
except those whieh had belonged to the
defeated empires, but in the covenant j
of the League of Nations it has set up
for the first time, in Article XI, a forum
to which all claims of self-determina?
tion which are likely to disturb the
peace of the world or the good under?
standing between nations upon which
the peace of the world depends can be
"Q.?Why was the case of Ireland
not heard at the peace conference?
And what is your opinion on the sub
ject of self-determination of Ireland?
"A.?The case of Ireland was not
heard at the peace conference because
the peace conference had no jurisdic?
tion over any question of that sort
which did not affect territories which
belonged to the defeated empires. My
position on the subject of self-deter?
mination for Ireland is expressed in
Article XI of the covenant, in which I
may say I was particularly interested,
because it seemed to me necessary for
?the peace and freedom of the world
that a forum should be created to
which all peoples could bring any mat?
ter which was likely to affect the
peace and freedom of the world."
Boy Hangs Himself
Training for Football
High School Student Strangled
by Device ' He Invented to
Improve Muscles of the ?Seek
To build up the muscles of his neck
that he might improve his chance to
become a member of the Orange, N. J.,
High School football team, Hendrick
C. Ware Jr., sixteen years old, son of
the secretary of the Murphy Varninh
Company, invented an odd puily device,
with which he exercised every evening
before going to bed. The device led to
his death by strangulation Monday
night in the home at Orange? The
tragedy was revealed yesterday morn?
The apparatus hung In Ware's bed?
room. It comprised a leather strap,
which he fastened around his
nock. To the strap was attached a
rope, which passed through a pulley
held by a hook in the ceiling. By means
of the invention Ware could lift and
lower himself at will.
The strap was found around the
neck when the bodv wan discovered.
An examination showed that the rope
1 ?logged in the pully as Ware hoisted
As the tragedy was being enacted, a
?group ot friends were bein_ entertained
| in the horn? of Mr. and Mrs. Ware,
Sinn Fein Raiders Seize
Lewis Guns, Rifles and
Stores at Mallow; Two
Men Killed Near Belfast
People in Flight
British Government Will
Deny It Has Connived
in Policy of Reprisal
By Frank Getty
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright. 1920, New York Trlbuije Inc.
LONDON, Sept. 28.?Sinn F?in exe- I
cuted its biggest coup of the "Irish
war" to-day when Republican raiders
in a surprise attack on a military de?
pot at Mallow, County Cork, captured
the barracks and made away with
Lewis guns and a large quantity of
rifles, ammunition and stores.
The depot was occupied by a com?
pany of the 17th Lancers, all but a few
of whom were out in the fields exer?
cising horses at the time of the raid.
The Sinn F?in raiding parties had the
audacity to arrive in lorries ?and they
took the depot with a rush. Only one
shot, which wounded a sergeant, was
One lancer, clad only in his under?
wear, flung himself on a barebacked
horse and galloped off to recall his
comrades. Before help could arrive
the Sinn F?iners had overpowered the
few soldiers in the depot, made a
clean sweep of all the ammunition
and guns and vanished.
Government to Disown Reprisals
The Tribune correspondent is in?
formed by the highest authority that
an official statement will be issued
within a few days in which the British
government will formally deny con?
nivance in the policy of reprisals be?
ing carried out by police in Ireland.
Strong measures to prevent their con?
tinuance will be promised.
Despite universal condemnation of
the reprisals, the fact that a cartain
section of the Irish police has definite?
ly determined upon an eye for an eye?
or rather a town for a policeman?
policy, considerable sympathy for the
police is expressed by other officials
besides General Sir Nevil Macready.
The Tribune correspondent is in?
formed that the latter's interview, al?
though it has been subject to Cabinet
inquiry, probably will not result in his
removal. The official view is that
Macready didn't condone the policy
of ?eprisals, but attempted to explain
the difficult position in which the po?
lice, presumably on duty in a friendly
country, found themselves, and to draw
attention to the perfectly natural de?
sire for revenge aroused by the con?
stant assassinations of their fellow po?
licemen. It was the belief in military
circles that the policy of reprisals
would result in checking completely
the attacks upon the police.
Meanwhile the inhabitants of many
Irish towns are living in a constant
state of terror. The police have affixed
notices to houses in Kilkee, Kilrush,
Carrigaholt, Doonbeg and Kilpmihill
stating that the towns will be burned if
Captain Lendrum, resident magistrate
of County Clare, who is believed to
have been kidnaped by Sinn F?iners,
is not returned witnin forty-eight
hours. All who are able to leave these
towns are doing so.
Fresh Outrages Perpetrated
The Black and Tans fired indis?
criminately through the streets of
Clonakilty Sunday, smashing windows
and causing considerable damage. At
Moycullen a lorry filled with armed po?
lice rounded up the townspeople coming
from mass, separated the men from the
women and drove the former into a
1 field, where a man, apparently the
leader of the police, addressed them.
He announced that a local land agent
who had been forced to leave town was
about to return home and that if a hair
of his head was touched six Republi?
cans would fall in revenge.
After an attack on a police escort at
New Ardrahan, County Galway, the
local town hall was burned down by
the police. Bayonet charges in Belfast
last night, together with the imposi?
tion of a curfew, helped to check the
sectarian rioting there and to keep
some semblance of order in most of !
the city, although there were lively
clashes between mobs, in which twenty
or more persons were hurt. Seven
were wounded by revolver bullets.
An attempt by one London news?
paper to start a scare story to-night of
I the discovery of a vast Sinn F?in plot
I in London involving well known per
! sons draws only a scoffing denial from
the Irish Office.
BELFAST, Sept. 28.?Two civilians
were shot dead and a number of per
j sons were wounded during a clash be?
tween soldiers and a crowd on the Falls
Road late to-day.
LONDON, Sept. 28. -A dispatch to
the Exchange '^Icgraph from Dublin
says the town or Mallow, County Cork,
is on'fire in several places and that the
fire brigade is unable to turn out on
account of the curfew order.
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Hen Hatches Alligators;
Has Nervous Breakdown
Officious Fowl Insists on Setting
on Reptile's Eggs ; First Ar?
rival Ends Her Solicitude
'CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Sept. 28.?
A hen owned by Dr. W? E. Wills, of this
city, is suffering from something akin
to nervous prostration, according to the
Dr. Will? found a nest filled with
alligator eggs while on a hunting ex?
pedition recently. He brought six of
the eggs home with him.
A sedate hen in the doctor's barn?
yard was determined to set, and al?
though the sun would have hatched the
alligator eggs, Dr. Wills decided to
humor the fowl and put the eggs under
; her. Biddy waited for but ope egg to
j hatch, according to the doctor, and then
! left the nest on a dead run, cackling
i wildly. ,
Need Office Hclpf Wldenwakr work
?r? ?n?1 ?fr?t\v*a roei'l Th? Tribun".
Phon? H?-ckmHn ?OfiO ?nil ?lv<> your ?<l
! vtrHfio-tiiMit or place It thr?iUKh any of Thn
l Tribun? Wnti? All Ajenia -convtuiUntly lo.
I raff??! in nil imrtB or Ureater New York.?
In Draft Plot
Four Co-Defendants Also
Convicted of Giving Aid
to Grover and Erwin
to Evade War Service
Woman May Get
32 Years in Jail
Jury Is Out Eight Hours;
Bail Granted Pending
Pleas for New Trials
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28.?Mrs. Em?
ma C. Bergdoll and her four co-defend?
ants, on trial since Monday morning
of last week for conspiracy to aid her
two slacker sins, Grover Cleveland
and Erwin, to evade military' setvice,
were found guilty in the Federal court
before Judge Dickinson to-night. The
jury was out eight hours and thirty
A motion was made for a new trial,
and the court deferred sentence in each
case. All were released upon renewal
of their bail bonds. Braun, anotbyer
son of Mrs. Bergdoll, was found guilty
on a joint charge of entering into a
conspiracy with Grover and Erwin.
Mercy Urged for Two
Mrs. Bergdoll, Braun, Albert S. Mit?
chell and Charles Schuh were found
guilty on the second indictment of
conspiracy with each other, the jury
recommending mercy for Mitchell and \
On individual indictments of aiding |
the convicted draft dodgers, Mrs. Berg-'
cjoll, Braun and Romig were found
guilty, while a verdict of not guilty
was returned for Mitchell and Schuh.
Mrs. Bergdoll faces a term of 32
years in Federal prison and a fine of
$30,000 as the maximum penalty that
the court might fix. For Romig the
extreme punishment might be eight
years' imprisonment and $14,000 fine,
Braun, who changed his name from
Bergdoll after his brothers attained
their notoriety, may go to prison for
seven years and $10,000 fine. Mitchell
and Schuh might be fined $10,000 and
go to prison for two years each. The
indictments for the quintet included 56
counts in nine bills.
At the trial automobile, hunting and
fishing trips enjoyed by the two Berg?
doll brothers while they were being
sought by the government were describ?
ed by witnesses for the prosecution. It
was testified that Mrs. Bergdoll was
present at the start of several of these
trips, and made up sandwiches to be i
eaten by her sons and their guests.
Romig, according to the testimony, was I
on several of these trips, and, together
with Mrs. Bergdoll, had withdrawn
$105,000 in gold from the Treasury at
Washington in exchange for bank
No Pity for Deserter
In his charge to the jury Judge Dick?
"It is too much t? expect any mother
to surrender her own son." Then he
"Pity and sympathy for a desertar
are no excuse for harboring a deserter
or aiding his escape."
He declared he would accept the re?
sponsibility of informing the jury that
the evidence, submitted since the trial
began, showed unequivocally Grover
and Erwin were soldiers, because of
their induction into the military service.
The question confronting the jury, he
declared, was whether the defendants
conspired to block the recruiting of an
American army by keeping Grover and
Erwin out of a uniform.
Jeweler Says Cafe Man
Stole Gold-Toothed Dog
Animal With Belt Bearing Three
Watches and Collar of Many
Gems in Court
Spectators in the Harlem Court yes?
terday listened in dumb wonder as ;
witnesses described the extraordinary
decorations of a white shepherd dog.
Walter T. Davis, a jeweler, of 112
West 134th Street, who owns the dog,
accused Patrick Moran, 33 years old, j
a caf? proprietor, of 1565 Lexijtg'con
Avenue, of stealing the animal.
Davis seeks the return of the dog and i
even more earnestly desired is the i
return ' of the things with which he
was adorned. The dog, Davis "says,
has two gold front teeth, a belt, on
which are three gold watches, and a
collar with 100 fancy stones inlaid. |
The animal and its luggage are valued
by Davis at $5,000.
The dog is said to have strayed,
and a boy who found it took it to
Momn's place, Davis alleges. Moran
denies all knowledge of the incidents,
but was held in $2.500 bail for exam?
ination October 1.
Italians Seize King's Estates;
Plants Occupied by Reds Fired
LONDON, Sept. 28.?Estates owned
by King Victor Emmanuel of Italy at
Santa Maria di Capua Vetie, near
Naples, have been seized by members
of local agricultural societies, accord?
ing to a dispatch to the Exchange Tele?
graph Company from Rome. No oppo?
sition was offered to the persons seiz?
ing the property, it is sai-d.
Two serious files occurring in Italian
manufacturing plants which had been
occupied by the workers are reported
in other dispatches from ths Italian
capital. One of the outbreaks occurred
in the Ottiano munitions factory in
Naples. The belief exists, says the
message, that this fire was the work
of extremists who refused to evacuate
the plants. The red flag floated over
the flames, but eventually the blaze
was extinguished and the tricolor was
The other fire, in a Turin lace fac?
tory, causing a loss of 2,000,000 lire,
tilso is suspected of being started by
radicals. It occurred in a factory which
the workers were to have evacuated on
the day the blaze broke out.
GENOA, Italy. Sept. 28. ? Only a
smalt minority of the men occupying
the Ansaldo Industrial Plant here re?
fused to leave the establishment to- |
day, but it is believed that they will j
yield to instructions from the Con?
federation of Labor.
Factories Returned to Owners
TURIN Italy, Sept. 28.?Industrial
plants which have been occupied by
workmen were returned to the owners
yesterday. Before, evacuating tho works
the men filled trenches which had been
dug around them, removed barbed wire
entanglements, filled up loopholes dug
in the walls, and when they ?eft ?*arried
with them their arm? and ammunition,
which were concealed in private homes.
Owners of plants, following an in?
spection, reported that there was a
groat waste of materials during the oc?
cupation of.the works. It is asserted
that the men used five times the
amount of coal necessary to run the
plants and that all reserves ore ex?
Owners of shoe factories at Milan
which have been occupied by workmen
have reached an agreement with the
men by which they will be paid for
work actually done during the occupa?
tion of the factories.
T H K P I-A _~A
r.Rlt.L HOOM now open. Tea, Dinner
and Supptr Dances,
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Eight White Sox Are Indicted;
Cicotte and Jackson Confess
Gamblers Paid Them $15,000
Attell Angry, '
Ex - Pugilist Declares
He'll "Raise the Lid
Sky High" With Story
of Deal at the Astor
Abe Attell, the former featherweight
champion, was angry yesterday when
he learned that Billy Maharg accused
him of "fixing" last year's world's
series with $100,000 at the Hotel Astor.
There was a deal at the Astor, he said,
and he'd "shoot the lid sky high" with
the story of it soon, but he was not a
party to it. He accused Arnold Roth
stein of naming him in connection
Jacob Ruppert and T. L. Huston,
owners of, the Yankees, telegraphed to
Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the
I White Sox, that he could take his pick
I of their men to fill the gaps caused
j by his suspension of the White Sox
players who were Indicted.
Rothstein's account of the Astor deal
i is an entirely different one from At
' tell's, according to a member of the
gambler's family. Maharg said that
Rothstein had refused to enter the deal,
and Maharg was right, according to
one of Rothstein's relatives. Roth
stefn, according to his relative, had
nothing to do with the "fixing" at any
Attell Byrnes Rothstein
Attell was found conversing with
several friends near a score board in
Times Square. When approached by a
reporter in connection with the scan?
dal, his face flared up and his voice
took on a high pitch as he exclaimed:
"You can say that the story placing
the responsibility upon me for passing
the $100,000 to the White Sox is a lie.
It looks to me that Rothstein is behind
' these stories, and I am surprised at
this, because I have been a goad friend
"He is simply trying to pass the buck
to me. It won't, go. I have retained a
lawyer to take care'of my interests,
and in a day or two I will tell what I
know about this thing in a story that
will shoot the lid sky high.
"You can see that some one is try?
ing to make 't appear that I was re?
sponsible for the 'deal' at the Astor.
Well, I can tell you that I was not re?
sponsible for the 'deal' at the Astor.
Well, I can tell you that I was not
responsible for it. I will tell what I
know about it at the proper time. Roth
stein, I know, is trying to whitewash
himself. Nobody can pass the buck to
me. Maharg's story of the fake tele?
grams and all the rest, as far as I
am concerned, is all bunk. I'm not
ready to tell you what I know just yet.
"I have done many things for Roth
stein and when he didn't have a cent
I fed him and boarded him and even
suffered a broker, nose in defending
him from a bootblack at Saratoga. We
have not been on the best of terms for
the last year, but I didn't think he
would open up this way."
Attell to Make Statement
Attell here broke from his inter?
viewer to keep an appointment with
his attorney, who later told a reporter
for The Tribune a statement of At
tell's side will be issued in a day or
At Rothstein's home, 355 West Eighty
fourth Street, a member of his family
said: "You can say that Maharg's story
with regard to the meeting in the Hotel
Astor is substantially correct. Arnold
Rothstein was never in on the dea! at
any stage. He told me he was much
surprised when the proposition was put
up to him, and declared to Burns and
the other man present that he didn't
even think it could be done. The other
man, Arnold said, was a stoutish fellow
of medium height, and he didn't know
if it was Maharg or not.
"A few days after he turned these
fellows down Arnold was approached
by Attell but again he refused to have
anything to do with the proposition.
Arnold never sent any telegrams to
Attell at Cincinnati during the world
series, and if Attell says that he re?
ceived any money or telegrams from
him at that time vou can say that
Arnold Rothstein says it's untrue.
Why should he be sending telegrams
when he didn't have a thing to do with
"As for Attell's statement, that the
(Centlnuad on page thr-j?)
Will Reinstate Innocente Drive
Guilty From Game, Says Comiskey
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.?Immediately after the grand jury to-day
indicted eight White Sox play ere for "throwing" last year's world
series to Cincinnati for money paid by gamblers, Charles A. Comiskey,
through his attorney, Alfred S. Austrian, sent the following message
to each player:
"You and each of you are hereby notified of your indefinite sus?
pension as a member of the Chicago American League baseball club.
"Your suspension is brought about by information which has just
come to me directly involving you and each of you in the baseball
scandal (nov/ being investigated by the present grand jury of Cook
County) resulting from the world series of 1919.
"If you are innocent of any wrongdoing you and each of you will
be reinstated; if you are guilty you will be rstired from organized
baseball for the rest of your lives, if I can accomplish it.
"Until there is a finality to this investigation it is due to the pub?
lic that I take this action, even though it costs Chicago the pennant."
To Attack Rent
Laws in Suits
Actions to Test Legality
of Measures To Be Based
on Allegation That They
Amount to Confiscation
Aid Owners, Says Hilly
Declares Tax Exemption
on New Structures Will
Suits to test the constitutionality of
the new rent laws will be instituted by
real estate interests as soon ss certi?
fied copies of the laws are obtained
from Albany. This was announced yes?
terday by Alexander McNulty,' counsel
for the Real Estate Board.
Mr. McNulty said that the board ex?
pects to receive copies of the laws by to?
morrow, when a statement will be is?
sued giving the board's views. "I have
not yet received a copy of any of the
new laws, but I have read enough about
them to know that we intend to take
action to test their legality," said Mr.
McNulty. . |
Intimations also, came from other
sources that "real estate interests are
preparing to light the laws on the i
ground that they are confiscatory in
character and that they deparive a
I property owner of a legitimate control
; of his property. A number of real
?estate men held conferences to prepare
Tax Exemption Provided
Arthur J. W. Hilly, chairman of the
i Mayor's Committee on Rent Profiteer?
ing, declared that property owners will
! be inclined to view the measures with
: favor when they learn of some of the
; provisions designed to stimulate new
? building. He said builders will be sur
I prised to learn that the city is about
I to pledge itself to donate in the form
of exemption from taxation 30 per cent
I of the cost of new construction.
"One measure passed' by the Legls
I lature, whidji has received little atten
| tion, empowers municipalities to ex?
empt from taxation for ten years, all
new dwellings constructed within the
next eighteen months," said Mr. Hilly.
"The taxation on improvements
amounts to about 3 per cent annually. !
In other words, if a man puts up an
apartment building at a cost of $100,- I
000, he will receive $30,000 by exemp
tion from taxation, making the actual ?
? cost only $70,000. This is the one !
big constructive measure passed. It
ought to be a stimulant to building.
Of course, before it can become effec?
tive, it must be adopted by the city
Criticism of the new laws came from
several quarters yesterday. Joseph
Levy, 280 Broadway, an attorney, tele?
graphed to Governor Smith protesting
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Prisoner's Tale Convicts
Friend in Kupfer Murder
Brandon Guilty of Killing Jer
seyman ami Fiancee; In?
formant To Be Tried
George Brandon, alias Harold V. >
Lamble, was convicted yesterday in ?
Elizabeth, N. J., of the murder of Ar
thur L. Kupfer and his fianc?e, Edith i
Janny. The couple were shot as they
sat in Kupfer's automobile in Rahway,
N. J., early in th? morning of August
There were three heavy counts
against Brandon in the evidence. These ?
were the testimony of his alleged ac- j
complice, his own finger prints and the !
testimony of a resident of Rahway who j
looked from his window on hearing the
shots and saw Brandon's face in the ,
moonlight as he lifted the young worn- ;
an's body from the front seat of the I
The most damaging evidence was the
Anger prints? Charles Perchand, who
was indicted with Rrandon for the
crime, testified that Brandon sat alone
in the rea/ seat of the car, while he
was in front with Kupfer and Miss
Janny. It was on the rear door of the
car that Brandon's finger prints were
found. Both men were released from
prisons in this state, that the murder
trial might proceed.
It took the jury only forty minutes
to _.gree upon the verdict of guilty.
Brandon took the stand in his own de?
fense and declared that he had not
been with Porchand the night of the.
murder, nor had he ever been in the
part of New Jersey where it was com-1
mitted. The entire case against him i
was a "frame-up," he asserted.
Mrs. Emma Janny, mother of the
young woman who was killed, fell in a
faint while Brandon was testifying.
Brandon is to be sentenced Saturday.
No date has been set for the^triai of
Cook and Broke
Pact, Says Wife
Signed by Artist Included
"No Slobbering or Love
Making to Other Women"
Friend Had to Lock Door
Husband Mentions Liquor,
Cigarettes and Tap Over
Eye With Shoe in Charges
In contesting an action brought by I
Beverley Towles, artist and illustrator
of this city, to prevent her from con?
tinuing a separation suit begun in the
Supreme Court here last August, Mrs.
Marie Towles offered as evidence yes?
terday in the Chancery Court In New?
ark a remarkable agreement signed by J
the couple last January. It was offered i
as the basis of a reconciliation where- j
by they had hoped to live together
With the agreement, which Mrs.
Towle3 said her husband, never had
lived up to, she submitted a will, which
she said her husband executed last
The will bequeathed to Mrs. Towles !
the furniture in their apartment at
251 West Eighty-eighth Street with
the proviso that she permit Towles
to .call upon her whenever he wished I
and that on such occasions she would
not put him out.
Rules Laid Down for Husband
The agreement, which Mrs. Towles
said she had drawn up and compelled
her husband to sign before she would i
consent to live with him again, is en?
titled, "My Duty to My Wife." The
"My wife comes first before every?
thing and everybody and must have
my salary every week. She is to be
boss of the house and must have every?
thing about the home, like treasurers
and comforts, and must have attentions
such as outings? and theaters when we
can afford it. No swearing or insults
around the home.
"No slobbering or love making to
other women around the house or
calling or correspondence with other
"No arguments or mentioning any?
thing that has happened in the past,
which must be forgotten forever. You
can have your friends and go around
with them, but they must be respec?
table and you cannot go-with people
I object to. This means women only."
It waS( Towles's failure to live up to
this agreement that caused his wife
to bring an action for separation be?
fore Supreme Court Justice Burr on
August 20. In this suit Mrs. Towles
alleged that her artist husband had
made a painting of their servant girl,
who posed in tights. When she ob?
jected, the wife asserted, Mr. Towles !
told hei- it was "none of your damned j
Mrs. Towles also charged that Her !
husband treated her cruelly and in
one of his temperamental moments j
hurled a water glass at her head. On ?
another occasion, she said he pushed
her with such force that she fell and j
sprained her ankle and there was hard- j
ly a day passed that he did not kick j
and punch her and call her names.
Charges Made Against Wife
In contesting the action, which is ;
still pending, the artist declared that
his wife drank liquor and smoked
cigarettes and on one occasion, when
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Chicago Owner Cuts
Rents Votuntarily !
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.?J. A.
Greenburg, who owns several I j
apartment buildings, to-day an- i
nounced a 10 per cent reduc
tion in all rents, effective Oc- ?
tober 1, and said that a similar I
reduction would be made next
"We are following in the foot?
steps of the manufacturers in
the country, who have inaugu?
rated a decline in prices," Mr. J
Players Promised $100,
000, Got $25,000 ; Gan?
d?! Called Plot Framer?
Accused Men Suspended
Pitcher Weeps as He Tell?
Grand Jurors How He
Lost 1st and 4th Games
CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (By The As?
sociated Press).?Indictments we__
voted against eight baseball stars
to-day, confessions were obtained
from two of them, and Charles A_
Comiskey, owner of the oft-tim?
champion Chicago White Sox,
smashed his pennant chasing ma?
chine to clean up baseball. The ?con?
fessions told how the Sox threw last
year's world championship to Cin?
cinnati for money paid by gamblers.
Seven Sox regulars and one for?
mer player comprise the players
against whom true bills were voted
by the Cook County grand jury, sind
the seven were immediately sus?
pended by Mr. Comiskey. With his
team only one game behind the
league-leading Cleveland Indians*
the White Sox owner served notice
on his seven stars that if they were
found guilty he would drive thenj
out of organized baseball ?or the rest
of their lives.
Officials of Chief Justice Charles
McDonald's court, desirous of giving
the national game the benefit Of
publicity in its purging, lifted the
curtain on the grand jury proceed?
ings sufficiently to show a great
hitter, Joe Jackson, declaring that
he deliberately just tapped the baft;
a picture of one of the world's most
famous pitchers, Cicotte, in tears,
and glimpses of alleged" bribes of
$5,000 or $10,000 discovered und??
pillows or on beds by famous
athletes about to retire.
McGraw Waits to Testify
Around the courtroom at one time
or another were some of baseball's
greatest leaders, among them John J.
McGraw, manager of the New York
Giants, awaiting a call to testify to?
morrow, and John Heydler, president
of the National League, who went be?
fore the grand jurors this afternoon.
The exact nature of the information
Mr. Comiskey put before the grand
jury was not disclosed. The men whom
the jury involved as a result of testi- a
mony uncovered by their owner were: i
Eddie Cicotte, star pitcher, who %
waived immunity and confessed,
according to court attach?s, that h*
took a $10,000 bribe.
Arnold Gandil, former first base?
"Shoeless Joe" Jackson, heavjr
hitting left fielder. 4
Oscar "Hap" Felsch. center fielders
Charles "Swede" Risberg, shorU
Claude Williams, pitcher.
George "Buck" Weaver, third
Fred McMullin, utility player.
While the grand jurors voted the!*
true bills, Comiskey, seated in th*
midst of his crumbling empire out at
White Sox Park, issued the telegram
suspending those involved, paid off
Weaver, Cicotte and Jackson on the
spot and announced that checks foi?
pay due the others would be sent them
at once. With his voice trembling, Mr.
Comiskey, who has owned the White
Sox since the inception of the Ameri?
can League, said this was the first tim*
scandal had ever touched his "familj?
and that it distressed him too much to
talk about it.
"We will play out the schedule if we
have to get Chinamen to replace the
suspended player?." Harry Grabnes,
secretary of the White Sox, announced
this afternoon. ^
Cicotte Weepa for HI* ChUdr*? f
The rush of players to litilf fltljjjn
parts in the affair, started t?-d*y> wh*? _
Cicotte appeared at Criminal Court
Building and asked permission to tes?
tify. Cicotte we.it, court attach?s
said, and expressed his sorrow for hi?
two small children as he told how he
did his utmost to lose rather than win
the 1919 world series after he had found
$10,000 beneath his pillow where it had
been placed by professional gamblers.
He said he lobbed the ball to the
plate so slowely "you could read the
trade mark on it" in the first game at
Cincinnati, when he was taken out of
the box after three and two-thirds
innings had been played.
"This is just the beginning," As?
sistant State's Attorney Replogle
said to-night. "We will hav?
more indictments within a few daym
and before we get through we wlti
have purged organized baseball of
everything that is crooked and dishon?
"We are going after the gamblers
now. There will be indictments within
a few days against men in Philadel?
phia, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Des
Moines, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and
other cities. More baseball players alao
will be indicted. We've got the goo?s
on these men and wc are going the
limit." ' *
; Tho details of Cicotte'a ?confession
I follow closely the story told in Phila?
delphia last night by Billy Maharg, for?
mer prizefighter, it was said. [This
story w\ published in late edition* of
Gaadtl Named aa Plot Originator
Th? first to confess was CicotU. R*
charged that First Baseman Gandil was
the? originator of th* plot and induced
th? gambler? to back the scheme and
then corrupted his fellow player*.
The gamblers agreed to pay th?