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Democrats in Statement Call
Republican Candidate Re?
actionary; Colby s Give
$500 Each to Campaign
The Democratic National Committee
yesterday issued a statement sponsored
by fifteen "leading Progressives'* of
Governor Cox for President. The fif?
teen have drafted an address to the
pttbl'.?* consisting largely of an attack
0n Senator Harding's record, which,
in the judgment of th? Democratic
Progressives, stamps him as a reaction?
ary. The leader of the movement
among the old Progressives in aid of
Cox and Roosevelt is Harold L. Ickes,
of Illinois, delegates-at-large in the
Chicago convention, who at the time
of Senator Harding's nomination
charged that it was an Old Guard vic?
tory, iri addition to Mr. Ickes those
-912, who at this time are supporting
who signed the appeal in behalf of
Cox and Roosevelt are:
Matthew Hale, Massachusetts; Fran?
cis J. Haney. California; Judge Ben
B. Lir.dsey, Colorado; Elias D. Sauls
bury, Indiana: Joseph Misbach, Iowa;
John M. Parker, Louisiana; Roscoe
Fertich. I-diana; Antoinette Funk,
Chieagc. III.; H. H. Hollman, Missouri;
Edwin M. Lee, Indiana; A. A. Andridge,
Ohio; Charlea W. Reynolds, Kentucky;
George C. Rublee, New Hampshire;
W. H. Nichols, Vermont.
Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby
and Mrs. Colby yesterday turned in
S500 each to Wilfcur W. Marsh, treas
?arer of the Democratic National Com?
mittee, as their contributions to the
"Match the President" contribution.
Charles C. Jackson, of Boston, also
(Colonel Henry Watterson called yes?
terday on Chairman George White of
I the national committee to wish him
Sood luck in the campaign. While at
eadefuarters he chatted with a num?
ber of friends. He told Chairman
White that ne expected to support Cox
? Campaign speaking engagements in
the West for Vice-President Marshall
and Secretary of State Bainbridge
Colby were announced at Democratic
national headquarters yesterday.
?Nearly Used Up,' Feeble
Whisper of MacSwiney
British Newspapers Cynical
About Fast; One Mints He
Is Fed by Tabloids
From Th? Tritmne's European Bureau
Copyright, 1C?20, New York Tribune In?_
LONDON. Sept. 28.?"I feel nearly
used up," said Lord Mayor MacSwiney
in a feeble whisper to his sister when
she visited him at Brixton prison to?
day. After the forty-seventh day of
his hunger strike, the Lord Mayor was
exhausted and suffering severe pain,
particularly in his right -arm.
The London newspapers, deprived of
the two-hourly bulletins -which former?
ly were issued by his relatives, have
? given up more than casual daily men?
t?an of MacSwiney'g condition.
* LONDON, Sept. 28 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?In rebutting the argu?
menta of Lord Mayor MacSwiney's
friends that the extreme care given him
and the precautions taken against blood
?oisoning, make the duration of his
ast less remarkable, it is suggested
by some of the newspapers that this
explanation would not be difficult to
accept in his case. It is said, however,
to be illogical when it is considered
that there are eleven hunger strikers
in Cork who have been abstaining from
food for two days longer than Mac?
Swiney, and all of them seem to be
making quite as surprising an exhibi?
tion of endurance.
In connection with this feature of
the case The Yorkshire Post says: "It
is not only asserted that Mayor Mac?
Swiney is being fed, and this by di?
rect orders of dignitaries of his church,
but even the name of the sustaining
tabloid from which it is alleged he
?raws sufficient nourishment to re?
main a live is given."
Newton Leads Ticket
In Republican Primary
Candidate for Attorney General
Polled 346,429 Votes;
ALBANY, Sept. 28.?The official pri?
mary vote for Republican candidates l
for office in the state this fall was
made public to-day by Secretary of
State Francis M. Hugo. The heaviest
polling was for Attorney General
Charles D. Newton, who received 346,
429 votes, while State Engineer Frank
M. Williams received 605 votes less.
The official count gives Jude? Nathan
L. Miller, the Republican candidate for
Governor. 270,963, as against 143,040
votes polled by Senator George F.
Thompson. In the contest for the
Senatorial nomination, Senator Jame3
W. Wadsworth jr. got 270,084 votes.
Mrs. Ella Boole and George H. Payne,
running for "the same nomination, re?
ceived 90,491 ahd 46,039 respectively.
James A. Wendell, candidate for
State Comptroller, leads the ticket in
nominations for which there were con?
tests. He got 300,253 votes. Walter
Worth, his opponent, got 73,020.
John J. Lvons, candidate for Secre?
tary of State, got 274,342, as against
104,325 polled by Robert R. Lawson.
Senator N. Monroe Marshall, candidate
for State Treasurer, polled 197,083.
His nearest opponent, Theodore T.
Baylor, got 147,662 votes. Jeremiah
Wood polled 265,326 votes for Lieuten?
ant Governor, while William M. Ben
! nett got 123,661.
In the Democratic contest for the
? Senatorial nomination. Lieutenant Gov?
ernor Harry C. Walker polled 109,995!
votes, against 44,226 by Mayor George j
R. Lunn of Schepectady.
U. S. Drinks Coffee to Record
Increase of Sixteen Billion ;
Cups in a Year
More coffee was used in the United
States during the year ending June |
30, 1920, than in any previous year,
according to figures made public yes?
terday, received by the National Coffee
Roasters Association from the Bureau
of Foreign and Domestic Commerce of
the Department of Commerce.
Coffee consumption in this country I
for this period was 1,358,000,000 i
pounds and the per capita consump- j
tion 12.7 pounds. This is a total in?
crease of 899,000,000 pounds and a per
capita increase of 3.71 pounds over the
preceding twelve months. On a basis
of forty cups to the pound the Associa?
tion estimates this increase at sixteen
billion cups of coffee.
"Safe Drivers' dub" New Idea
To Cut Auto Accident Toll
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 28.?To fill the !
demand from municipal authorities
throughout the country for aid in com
bating the problem presented by the ;
careless automobile driver and_ the:
"jay walking pedestrian," the National ,
Safety Council at its ninth annual
congress here to-day made provision
for the admission of city, state, county !
and Federal governmental officials as
active members of the council.
The experiment of organizing a
"safe drivers club" is being tried out
here as a further means of reducing ;
automobile accidents which now take
an annual toll of 15,000 lives. If it is |
successful it is expected that similar
clubs will be organized in each of the
j forty cities in which there are local !
' safety councils.
I Dates Set for Hearings on
International Boundary Line
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?Further
l hearings by the. international joint
; commission named to investigate ques
| tions regarding the boundary waters
, between th* Lnited States and Can
i-eda will be held in October and No
I vember, it was announced to-day. The
; dates are: Montreal, October 8 and 9;
? Brockville, October 11 and 12; Kings?
ton, October 12 and 13; Toronto, Oc- j
< tober 14 and 15; Albany, October 16; i
: Boston, October 18; New York City, ?
! October 19, 20 and 21; Cleveland, Oc- '
! tober 22 and 23; Indianapolis, October
| 25; Minneapolis, October 27 and 28; '
| Chicago, October 29 and 30; Grand
! Rapids, Mich., November 1, and De- !
1 troit, November 2, 3 and 4.
Collar Factory Cuts Price
CHICAGO, Sept. 28.?One of the
largest manufacturers of men's collars f
I in the Middle West to-day announced a
?12^_ per cent reduction in the price of
We believe it's now time that all mer?
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and the proof that WE are doing this is
for Ready-to-Wear Suits that have been
selling from Fifty to Sixty-two Dollars.
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man who is about to buy one. Perhaps
that explains why men who own single
Feden?a so often become owners of
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Hvlan Asks Miller
To Give His Stand
On Traction Bills
Mayor Takes Exception tc
the Candidate''s Statemen
That City Transport Sys
tern Is 'Going to Disaster
Mayor Hylan, in a letter to Judg
Nathan L. Miller, Republican candi
dato for Governor, yesterday took ex
ciption to Judge Miller's statement
in his speech Monday night, when h
was quoted as saying that the Ne\
York city transportation system wa
going straight to disaster and that th
responsibility lay somewhere betwee:
"Governor Smith's Public Service Com
mission and the City Hall." As Mayo
Mr. Hylan said, he did not wish t
enter into any political controversy
but he felt it his duty to call attentio
to Judge Miller's "previous record t
the transit situation.''
"The people of this city know tha
you, as an attorney representing th
railroad interests, argued for an ir,
creased fare before the legislative core
mittee last winter,1' said the Mayo;
'If you had been successful jn you
argument, it would have resulted i
taking from the pockets of the tax
payers of this city at least $180,00
daily or more than $65,000,000 yearlj
This same condition would apply a
over the State. Are you still in favo
of such legislation? All the people go
out of the dual subway contracts wa
a five-cent fare and the traction int>ei
ests have been trying to take that fror
them. While I am Mayor of the Cit
of New York, I shall oppose to th
bitter end the traction crowd puttin
over on the taxpayers of this city thei
milked dry surface lines."
The Mayor recounted the fate of th
municipal bus bills in the recent >p?
cial session of the Legislature, whic
he declared Governor Smith worke
for. and told Judge Miller that the fjec
pie of the city have the same right t
automobile busses "as you and I hav
to ride in our private cars."
"As a candidate for Governor," cor
tirued the Mayor, "you should be i
favor of giving the people of this cit
that legislation which will secure t
them up-to-date automobile transports
tion for a five-cent fare. As a cand
date for Governor, are you still i
favor, as you were last winter, of a
lowing the traction interests to secui
legislation which will give them an o;
pcrtunity for increased fares througl
out this city and state?"
William Howard TalV
The Irish Question
By William Howard Taft
The favorable impression created by j
| Mr. H_rding's sense of responsibility
j in dealing with the issues he con?
siders, grows. He acts and speaks as
if he were under the official restraint
; of the great office he seeks. Mr. Cox,
on the other hand, while he assures his
; audiences that his election is certain,
and tells of what he will do when he
: takes office, is always and only the
'? candidate, promising anything and
everything, and having no thought to
the embarrassment to his government
i such promises would be were he
elected, or to the impossibility of his
performing them in office.
The words of the two candidates on
?the Irish question show this difference
clearly. Mr. Cox says when ' he is
elected, and we enter the league, he
will press a resolution in the league
tha. Great Britain be compelled to
grant Ireland independence, on the
principle of self-determination. Of
course, he will do nothing of the sort.
He will find that no other member of
the league will for one moment coun
tenanee the idea that the league bas j
any jurisdiction of such a matter.
Even he will hesitate?if we can con?
ceive him to be President?to affront
one of the principal allied powers, en?
tirely friendly to the United States, by
such a preposterous step. But this
promise of Mr. Cox is "a good-enough
Morgan till after the election" to
propitiate the Irish-Sinn F?in vote.
Mr. Harding's attitude, on the other
hand, in respect to the Irish question,
is that of one who appreciates the
solemn duties of a President in deal?
ing with other nations, and his sacred
obligation not to offend a friendly
neighbor by meddling in that neigh?
bor's business without excuse. Mr.
Hardinp- truly say that there is wide?
spread sympathy ameng the American
people in the cause of Irish autonomy,
but that official action on the subject
by the President is quite another
thing; that the Irish question is not
for official America, and that under the
provisions of the League of Nations it
is a domestic question and not within
the jurisdiction of the league. He thus
make3 all to know that he will not, as
President, meddle in Great Britain's
domestic affairs as he would properly
resent Great Britain's meddling in
ours. Mr. Cox is constantly asserting
that Mr. Harding never gives definite
I answers. Mr. Cox ?3 hard to satisfy,
Copyright 19t0, by Publir Ledger Co.
One Slain, Another
Wounded in Fight
At Spaghetti Feast
100 Guests at Coney Island
| Dinner Where 40 Shot.
Are Fired, Stilettos Flash
and Restaurant Is Wrecked
i One man was killed and another is
i said to be dying, as the result of a
battle early yesterday morning that
; ended a spaghetti di/ner in a restaur
? ant. at 2861 West Fifteenth Street
? Coney Island.
One hundred guests, among them a
I few women, had atteniied the banquet
?which began at 8 o'clock Monday night
, and continued to be a jovial affair un
?til an hour after midnight. Red wine
; it ?3 alleged, had been served as an
j added feature and when some one, the
police say, made a reference to th?
! "barreir murder of a year ago at Batll
Beach and made a charge against s
guest at the dinner, the riot began.
More than forty shots were fired, th?
police say. Stilettos were used and th?
: interior of the restaurant, owned b}
: Cinrdano di Parigi, was wrecked
Tables and chairs were hurled agains?
windows. The falling of broken glass
added to the din. The screams ol
women marked the beginning of th?
When the police reserves arrived onlj
about twenty-five of the^banqueters re
mained. The body of'the slain man
James LeCatti, was lying on the floor o:
the dining room. Another victim of th<
battle, said to be Frank Pesciatella
of 110 Coffey Street, was lying near the
body of Le Catti. He is at Coney Is
land Hospital suffering from bulle
an?l stab wounds.
Pesciatella, the police believe, wa:
stabbed by LeCatti, who, in turn, the;
s;:y. was shot, by the wounded Pescia
Several revolvers and stilettos wer
found on the wreck-strewn floor o
While the police made little progres
in getting the facts of the quarrel it i
said that LeCatti accused Pesciatell,
of informing in the "barrel" murde
inquiry. This murder involved th
slaying of two Italians, whose bodies
were placed in a barrel. According to
the police, Pesciatella was held for
some time for questioning in the mur
i der case.
Cox Orators to Storm Ohio
Secretary Baker ?and Ambassador
Davis Among Spellbinders
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?In concen?
trating all efforts on the winning of
Ohio to the Democratic column in No?
vember the Democratic National Com
; mittee has arranged to send Secretary
; of War Baker and other spellbinders
i into the Buckeye State in October.
Secretary Baker will speak at Cleve
| land on October 16, and will make
other pleas for the Democratic candi
: dates next month. -
I Secretary of State Colby also ha?
j contented to make several speeches in
j October. He is expected to deal
wholly with the international aspects
' of the national campaign. To give
! Secretary Colby a clear field in this ?
| discussion anr? to permit him to be the
i Administration's spokesman in ru
.' sponding to attacks by Republican
I spellbinders it was indicated to-day
! that the Secretary would feature the
Wilson foreign policy in all his
John W. Davis, American Ambassa?
dor to Great Britain, also will par?
ticipate in the campaign on the stump.
Hi? first speech in support of Governor
: Cox will be made before the Chamber
of Commerce of Wheeling, W. Va., on
I October 12. He will make several
I speeches before returning to his post
I at London about November 1.
j Trusty Escapes Prison to See
' Children, Then Returns to Cell
WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 28.?For
I the first time in the history of the in?
stitution, according to Warden Terrell,
a'n escaped prisoner returned volun
1 tarily yesterday to the Moundsville
i i W. Vo.i) penitentiary.
The prisoner, Oda Miller, a trusty,
I with five months of a two-year term
I to serve, walked away from the prison
! farm Tuesday last. He said he could
not resist the temptation to visit his
children at Clarksburg. Miller's punish?
ment will be light, Warden Terrell
' said, because of his voluntary sur?
20 Pa? Ma? Rounds
(plain ends)in the
sew foa package
PLAIN OR CORK (REGULAR) IN BOXES OF 10,50,100 AS USUAL
Ship Board Bribe
Extends to This City
President of One of Newer
Concerns Reported to Have
Been Taken to Washing?
ton to Give Testimony'
In shipping circles yesterday it was
reported that |he president of one of
the newer concerns in the field had
been taken to Washington by Depart?
ment of Justice operatives to give testi?
mony concerning the alleged payment
' of?bribe money to officials of the United
; States Shipping Board.*
Assistant United States District At?
torney Ben A. Mathews refused to say
whether or not the shipping man in
'? volved had- been placed under arrest.
At the Department of Justice office
? knowledge of the affair was denied.
From other sources it was learned.
? however, that an investigation which
may reveal startling relations between
: individuals in the shipping industry
. and members of the board has been
under way for some time. It was
, alleged that cancelled checks covering
payment of bribes to ?officials of the
Shipping Board recently have been con
. fiscated by Secret Service agents who
rifled the safe of the ship operator.
How many may become involved in
? the alleged illicit transactions is prob?
lematical. The plot to loot the Treasury
via the Shipping Board is said to have
? ramifications that extend into high
Denied in Washington
From Th* Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?Govern?
ment officials to-night threw a veil of
mystery around the reported Shipping
Board bribe case which came to light
i to-day in New York City.
Both Attorney General A. Mitchell
Palmer, "of the Department of Justice,
! and Admiral William S. Benson, chair
] man of the Shipping Board, denied they
! knew anything of the reported pro?
"I never heard anything about the
New York case," Attorney General
! Palmer said.
"I have heard nothing from our New
; York representatives about the case,
and know nothing about any one being
here to-day or yesterday in regard to
the matter," Admiral Benson said.
Operators Rejeet Demands
Of Hard Coal Tonnage Men
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28.?The de?
mands of bituminous coal miners of
the Central Pennsylvania fields for an
increase in wages of tonnage men were
rejected by the operators' committe*;
to-day after a two day conference with
representatives of th* miners. The
miners had aslfred a 25 per cent in?
crease. The operators held that the
present scale agreement is binding un?
Port Report Almost Ready
The report of the New York-New Jer?
sey Port Commission, appointed more ;
than two years ago by Governors Whit- ;
man and Edge to evolve a harbor de- j
velopment plan, will be completed and ;
made public prior to the convening of
the next regular session of the State
Legislature, William R. Willcox, chair- i
man of the commission, said yesterday.
Although he could not promise the
exact date when the report would be
ready for publication, he said the com
mission hoped to have it finished with- |
? in th? next few weeks.
Mr. Willcox characterised criticism
brought to bear against the commis
? sion for not makfng public its findings
j prior to their completion as "local
"We are compiling a report on a very
I important subject," the chairman said,
i "and it is to be presented to the next
I regular session of the State Legisla
I ture. The report will be a voluminous
i one and will embrace many technical
! and other problems which are of im
I portant concern to the two states. At
i present it is about half finished."
London Become- Real Port m
Most of the shipping of the port of
London has been loaded and discharged
at Tilbury, twenty-six miles down the
Thames, bot London has been made
a real port recent It by the construc?
tion of/an enormous concrete dock in
the very heart of the metropolis.
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