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Vol. LXXX No. 20,982
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THURSDAY, ?SEPTEMBER 30, 1920
* * *
In Greater New York
Within 200 Mll?a
Pork Barrel Politics Also
Assailed in Series of
Speeches in Kentucky
and West Virginia
Fate of Germany Gted
as Example of Autoc?
racy in Government
From a Staff Correspondent
ON BOARD HARDING SPECIAL
TRAIN, EN ROUTE TO MARION,
'Ohio. Sept. 29.?Senator Warren G.
Harding in half a dozen speeches deliv?
ered in West ^Virginia, Kentucky and
Ohio, to-day and to-night assailed one
man government and pork-barrel poli?
tics, and upheld Americanism, repre?
sentative government and governmental
economy. He also touched on most of
the other issues of the campaign.
The candidate's principal speech was
this afternoon at Ashland. To-night
the special, minus the abandoned Ideal,
which was damaged in a wreck earlier
in the day, turned northwestward for
Marion, the Senator completing his
three-day trip with two evenjng ad?
dresses in Ohio.
In one of two speeches he made at
_ arkersburg, W. V., he replied to Gov?
ernor Cox's comparison of the slogans
"America First" and "Deutschland
?'I have been preaching to my coun?
trymen." he told his audience, "the
gospel readily expressed in two words,
namely, in all our thoughts, in all our
actions and in all our purposes let us
be for 'America first.'
"I note by the morning paper that
some one has taken up that slogan
and tried to compare it with that used
by the Germans during the war.
Somehow or other the comparison has
appealed to me, and I noted in a
colloquy between the Democratic nomi?
nee and a citizen of German origin
that it was attempted to make the
slogan 'America first' appeal as one of
selfishness and an ultimate menace for
us in our relations with the rest of the
"I do not know that I can pronounce
correctly the well known slogan of the
Germans. 'Deutschland Ueber Alles,'but
this meant, as I understand, that they
were thinking of Germany first. And
I beg to remind my countrymen that,
under the spirit of forty years' prac?
tice iv Germany, under that slogaa,j
Germany became industrially the most
,eminent, educationally the most influ?
ential, progressively the most notable,
well known in the accomplishment of
art, and most conspicuous in widened
commerce of any people in the world.
"Under that spirit of promoting na?
tionality in the interest of the people
that wonderful land came from an in?
conspicuous place to the very forefront
of the nations of the earth.
Ruined by Autocracy
"And do you know what ruined it |
all? Only the arrogance and autoc- ]
racy of one man, who turned the influ- j
ence and popularity of a great people
Into the one tragic spectacle of all
"And so I take the lesson from Ger?
many, and I warn you, my countrymen,
let us not have one-man dictatorship in j
the United States. Ours is representa- i
tive, popular government, where the '
will of the people is supposed to be '
popular will, where intelligent public j
, opinion, reached in deliberate effort
and reflection, becomes the ruling law
of the Republic if public officials are j
responsive thereto, as they should be. !
And I prome you when I'm elected !
President of the United States, as I ex
j pect to be on November 2, the will of j
the American people, not the Presiden- ;
tial will, will be the rule in this fair j
land of ours."
Leaving the hall, tumultuous with
enthusiasm, the candidate stood, hat in ;
?iand, in the tonneau of on automobile
and addressed the gathering that
blotked the street in front of the audi- .
His firs*, speech of the day bad j
been at Sister3ville, W. Va., at 7:30
o'clock in the morning. A band at the i
ttation was playing "Hail Hail, the '?.
. Gang's All Here," and when Senator;
Harding appeared on the rear platform
tk found that they were including all ?
tfce school children and their mothers i
\% stiffly starched sun bonnets, to the j
number of about 1,000.
School children had been granted
* half holiday at Ravenswood, W. Va. i
tepresentat?ve Harris Woodyard was ;
(C/MtlaaaC m> p?e? thra?)
Italian Troops Evict
Raiders of King's Estate
Peasant? Wounded in Fighting
?fear Naples ; American Capital- ,
Sat? Readv to Withdraw
LONDON, Sept. 29.- -Members of
Weal agricultural societies which oc?
cupied property owned by King Victor :
Emmanuel of Italy, near Naples, have
teer, driven out by troops. Several
Estants were wounded In the fighting
tident to their eviction, ?ays a Rome
??patch to the Exchange Telegraph ,
HOME, Sept. 28.?Two thousand j
?Muant? took part in the seizure of |
mPA ?state? near Naples, according to ,
g*Kes received here. They were mem- ;
?Jr? of an agricultural cooperative so- '
2**t. m the town of Kant? Maria, near
I ?? ?nd as they marched toward the
I ^5** Property they carried shotguns
?Wttng the "Workmen's Hymn." The ?
?*Jf*?ty seized was calle?! the Car- i
J*?"?. and was one of the largest be- i
??Wiag to the royal house,
?a f?v*r*' American ftrms having plants
4 __ X hav. become alarmed over the '
????on here, and it U declared they I
gy* prefer quitting business rather
I ??*l h*v* th*'r property seized by i
VZ*r*men. A large amount of capital
2_?"*?n invested in these plants. Their
__!?? _* largely du?, ft is said, to *
????demanding of the Italian word
jgWroHo," whieh, wrongly translated,
?___*?*? token to mean "control." It?
.2? ?ff?in.an<t? is, however, that the
J??"14 be ?Mowed to take part in
??*hnle?l, financial ?nd disciplinary ;
?nfc of fa.tori*?.
new epen. Tee, inna?r
Cleveland and Chicago
Restaurants Cut Prices
CLEVELAND, Sept. 29.?
Priws in Cleveland restaurants
will drop from 10 to 15 per cent
Friday morning unless there is a
marked advance in the wholesale
market, was the message brought
to Dr. R. C. Roueche, chairman of
the County Fair Price Commis?
sion, yesterday by a committee
from the Cleveland Restaurant
CHICAGO, Sept. 29.?Twenty
two hotel owners to-day agreed ?to
cut their restaurant prices from
25 to 33 1-3 per"cent.
On High Bridge
Wooden Stringer on
a Railroad Trestle Saves
a Special Train From
an 80-Foot Plunge
Accident Used as a Text
Senator Compares Guard
Rail to Constitution That
Kept U. S. a Sovereignty
From a Staff Correspondent
MILLWOOD, W. Va., Sept. 29 (On
Board Senator Harding'3 Special
Train).?Senator Warren G. Harding,
in a train wreck on the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad at this village to-day,
had a narrow escape from death. The
private car Ideal, in which the nominee
and Mrs. Harding were traveling, left
the rails and bumped over the ties
across a slender trestle eighty feet
above a deep creek. A timber guard
rail, known as a "stringer," paralleling
the steel rail, was all that kept the
sixty-ton wooden car from plunging
into the stream.
None aboard the special train was in?
jured, although all in the Senator's
car, the last in the train, were severely
Three of the four trucks of the Ideal
were broken in the 900-foot trip along
the ties. The private car was aban?
doned and the journey continued after
twenty-five minutes' delay, the party
doubling up in the two remaining com?
Second Escape of Candidate
It was the second escape the candi?
date has had since leaving the security
of the front porch at Marion last Sun?
day night. A switch engine side-swiped
his train in the Pittsburgh yards of the
Pennsylvania Railroad in the darkness
early Monday morning.
Millwood, the scene of to-day's acci?
dent, is a small settlement at a junc?
tion point on the Baltimore & Ohio
about forty-six miles southwest of
Parkersburg, W. Va.
After a night in the yards at Wheel?
ing, where the candidate spoke last
night, the special train began the run
along the mist-shrouded banks of the
Ohio River at 5 o'clock this morning.
At Parkersburg and Ravenswood the
train halted while the Senator spoke to
crowds that had come to meet him.
Between these towns the Baltimore &
Ohio right of way cling3 to the left
bank of the Ohio River.
Senator Harding was seated in the
observation compartment of the Ideal
gazing at the corn fields and talking
to Gus Karger, a veteran Washington
correspondent of The Cincinnati
Times-Star. Mrs. Harding was in her
stateroom. On the rear platform
lounged Senator Howard Sutherland,
of West Virginia. With him was Ern?
est Chapman, a captain of the Balti?
more & Ohio police, whose promptness
in applying emergency'air brakes after
the first bump probably saved the lives
of all in that car. George Christian,
the Senator's secretary, and Mrs.
Christian were in one compartment,
and elsewhere in the car were Jimmy
Sloan, former Secret Service man, and
now the candidate's bodyguard, and his
assistant, Bob Priton, of California;
H. H. Wilson, a uniformed Baltimore &
Ohio policeman, and three negro por?
Broken Casting Canses Accident
It was 11:05 when the occupants of
the car were shaken by the first
bump. This came at a railroad switch
frog a foot beyond a grade crossing.
A casting on the left side of the for?
ward truck of the Senator's car had
broken, dropping the arch or equalizer
bar so that it dragged over the ties.
This caught in the frog of a switch in
the west end of a storage track at
Millwood. The heavy steel rail of the
frog was broken in naif by the shock,
lor the train was running more than
forty miles an hour. The rear truck
wheels were derailed on the river Bide
of the main track.
Rocking and bumping, the heavy car
(Continued en p?._. three)
Railroads' Show Deficit
Of $6,653,420 in July
Loss Compares With Income of I
$80,325,481 in 1919; Huge
Increase in Expenses
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?Major |
railroads of the country recorded n de?
ficit of $6,663,420 in operating income
for July, compared with operating in?
come of $80-326,481 in July. 1919, ac?
cording to a summary issued to-night
by the Interstate Commerce Commia
Bion. For the seven month? ended
with July the operating income of the
roads was $26,200,730, as against $252,-!
952,359 for the corresponding period of;
Operating revenues of the roads for!
the month nmounted to $528,132.986,
compared with $455,280,142 in July,!
1919, while operating expenses totaled i
$510,773,300, against $358,891,812 for j
July of lust year. Deductions for!
taxes and uncollectftble accounts pro
duced the deficit. Estimated wage ac-,
cruals, under the decision of the Rail?
road Labor Board, included in July ex-i
penses were $39,141,809.
Operating Income of the roads of the
Western district for July amounted to
$11,726,178, while in th? Eastern dis-,
trlct there was a deficit of $13,791.391.
in the Pocahonta? district a deficit of
$807.311, end In ?he Southern district
a deficit of $3,720,896.
Viscount Suggests Island
Be Given the Same Free?
dom as Enjoyed by the
Time Limit of 2
Declares Lack of Respon?
sibility Is Underlying
Cause of Trouble
From The Tribune's European Bureau
CopyrlKht, 1920, Now York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Sept. 29.?Viscount Grej
of Fallodon to-day came forward wit!
an important suggestion for the solu
tion of the Irish problem. It is virt
ually a generous form of home rule
involving three cardinal points:
Definite announcement that Great
Britain and Ireland must have a
single foreign policy and a common
army and navy. Separation of these
matters could not be tolerated any
more than the North could stand for
the separation of the South in the
United States, says Lord Grey.
Irishmen must be as free as peo?
ples of the great self-governing do?
minions and settle for themselves
how their country shall be gov?
The British government should
continue to perform the function of
government in Ireland for a period
not to exceed two years and with?
draw at the end of that period or
sooner, if Ireland is ready.
The full text of Viscount Grey'
message, which was published in Th
Westminster Gazette, follows:
Discredit to Statesmanship
"Ireland has never been such a re
proach and discredit to British state,
manship as it is to-day. It has bee
unable to punish or prevent the cor
stant murder of those who serve i
In parts of Ireland its authority ha
apparently ceased and been supersede
by Sinn F?in courts, from whioh alon
can^ any redress be obtained for ord
nary crime or wrongdoing; and some, i
not all, of tho Unionist majority i
Nationalist Ireland, hopeless of pre
tection from the British governmen
is now advocating dominion home rul
or looking to an agreement with Sin
"The British administration, in fac
exhibits the helplessness of an e.
tremely feeble, government while ii
curring all the odium of one that rule
by force. Ireland ia more discoi
tented than ever and there is no pro;
pect of settlement or improvement.
"To this we have come after cei
turies of British rule, and it would 1
well for every one, whether he hi
been a home ruler or a Unionist, 1
look for the cause with a fresh mind.
Underlying Cause of Failure
"The permanent underlying cause ?
a failure so prolonged and persistei
as that in Ireland is not' to be four
in the shortcomings of individual go
ernmentB, not even in those of tl
present government. Faulty as all go
ernments may be and as many Hriti:
governments in Ireland certainly ha?
been, the Irish question would ha
been solved before n'ow but for oi
thing?the difference between Irishm?
themselves, that is, between Ulster, ?
part of Ulster, and the rest of Irelan
And the lesson of past years is th
this difference has been inflamed, ai
not composed, by British proposals f
the government of Ireland.
"The present home rule bill now b
fore Parliament is no exception. Mu?
is to be said in the abstract for t
lines on which it was drawn?th
could easily be expanded into domini?
home rule for a united Ireland. B
apparently no one wants the bill; :
one accepts it as a solution; and Iris
men will refuse to put it into oper
"We must, therefore, look to sor
other policy for relief. Nothing th
is in the nature of a bargain betwo
the British government and one ps
of Ireland has _iny chanco of succ?s
If Sinn F?in accepts it, Ulster w
denounce it; if Ulster accepts it Si
F?in will reject it.
Should Draw Up Own Stheme
"The only prospect for future pea
and good government in Ireland is th
the Irish should draw up their oi
scheme. This is the point Lord Hu
Cecil made very clearly a few wee
(Continued on p?gs six)
Uproar Caused by Irish
?t Pilgrims' Meetin
Organist Plays "God Save tl
King" to Restore Harmony
for English Guests
Men and women who are seeking
engage in the Irish revolt on the si
side of the Atlantic tried to break
a patriotic meeting arranged at Ci
negie Hall last night by the Sulgrs
Institution, in honor of the represen
tives sent by Great Britain, Cann
and the Netherlands to the local t
centenary celebration of the Pilgrir
The program of music and addresi
was approaching its end when a won,
elbowed her way through the audier
of 4,000 to the orchestra tier from 1
sent in the topmost tier. When she 1
reached her goal she displayed a b?
ner inscribed: "Which? We, the P
pie, American or English?"
Several ushers started for her t
at once cries arose in various parts
the hn.ll. "We don't want no Limey:
"Hurrah for De Valora!" and "Th
cheers for tho Irish Republic!" w?
some of tho shouts raised. Both n
nnd women took part in the uprr
Hiss?':) and cries ol "Stop them!" "1
them out!" came from the bulk of
audience. In return several of
masculine safe and sane revolution!
started to rally around the woma
banner, but wero dispersed by t
At this point tho quick-witted or?
ist struck up "God Save the King" i
tho chorus on the stage joined in.
onco everybody rose and stood sih
tho Irish sympathizers evidently fi
?ng to distinguish the words and id
tifying th? air as thnt of "Amcri<
That ended the disturbance. The mi
injt was ndjourned, however.
Oaoit Sow tor Vani K*eiT Mornln* ?n
Trl.iUiK? Wiin! A?l Column?. An
ni.ni.iiHi..? of ?mull ad? <>f Interest lo
rorinijll Hi???? You *v|ll find It profit?
tu consul! them- -Advt.
President Out of Sheep
Game;Flock Sent Home
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?
The last of the White House flock
of sheep were rounded up to-day,
preparatory to shipment back to
the farm where they were born.
Some Already had been disposed
of, but the bulk of the flock, by
President Wilson's orders, were
returned to William Woodward, at
Beiair, Md., who serit the sheep to
the White House during war days,
when the lawns needed trimming
and wool was in demand.
Berlin to Keep
New German Ambassador
Informed by Millerand
of Only Means to Bring
About a Reconciliation
Words Held Significan!
Diplomatic Relations Arc
Resumed Between Twe
Nations After Six Years
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1920, New York Tribun? Ino.
PARIS, Sept. 29.? Diplomatic rela
tions between Germany and Frano
were renewed to-day after a lapse o
more than six years. Th<? new Berlii
Ambassador, Wilhelm Mayei von Kauf
beuren, presented his credentials t
President Millernnd nt the Elys?
In the discussion between the Presi
dent and the ambassador the Frene'
policy toward Germany was clearl
outlined. Mayer declared:
"On the basis defined by the Treat
of Versailles I shall continue to devot
all of my efforts in accordance wit
the intentions of my government to th
favorable development of relations be
tween our countries."
Millerand, in reply, emphasized th
desire of the French government fo
conciliation, but at the same time th
need of defining the precise cond
tions on which France could undertak
normal relations. He said:
"I rejoice to hear you declaro thi
you will endeavor to realize the inter
tions of your government in assurini
on the basis of the Treaty of Ve:
sailles, the favorable development <
relations which are about to be ei
tablished between our countries. Tl
whole policy of the government of tl
Republic of France toward Germar
is prompted by one thought?that tl
loyal execution of the solemn pa<
which ended the war is the only meai
of solving the grave difficulties whk
still exist between the two nations ar
prevent complete collaboration
works of peace."
These words are regarded here i
significant at the moment when tl
Brussels financial conference has d
ci?3ed that normal relations betwe?
the F.uropean nations are indispensab
for repairing the financial disorders
the Continent. 1'resident Millerai
admits this truth, but thinks that Ge
many has not yet shown by her a
titudn that she deserves that oth
nations should come to her assistanc
It is affirmed in well informed circl
here that the meaning of Milleranc
speech is that propaganda against t
carrying out of the peace treaty mu
cease before France consents to fina
cial and economic arrangements favc
able to Germany's rehabilitation.
France Names Violation
Of Treaty in Silesi
Official Report Accuses Mai
Associations of Having
Stocks of Munitions
Special Cable to The Tribuno'
Copyright, 1920. New York Tribune Ino
PARIS, ?Sept. 29.-?The French g<
ernment to-day published an official i
port of violations of the peace tre?
in Upper Silesia, enumerating nil t
military and semi-miliary associatic
which have persisted in that count
despite Article 88 of the Treaty of V'
sailles, ordering their dissolution.
These associations are nccused
having storehouses full of rifles, n
chine guns and grenades, and of si
plying them to the Rolsheviki in I
land. The report contains maps of
the administrative divisions of ITp)
Silesia, with positions of these sto
Another report made public reve
the activity of secret societies
fomenting revolution in the Sa
Basin, which the society of nations
to govern for the next fifteen years.
To See Wild
Only 2,000 Vans Avail?
able for 150,000 Loads
as 75,000 Families Pre?
pare to Move To-morrow
Rent Ruling Bars
Many New Tenants
Hilly Tells Old Occupants
to Sit Tight; Copeland
Fears Cholera Outbreak
New York's annual moving day, to?
morrow, will be attended by unprece?
dented confusion, van owners predict.
They said that 75,000 families with
150,000 load3 of furniture will attempt
to move, while only 2,000 vans will be
available for the purpose. The situa?
tion will be complicated further by
conflicts between tenants and land?
lords regarding their respective rights
under the new rent laws.
Tenants who refused to sign leases
giving increased rents beginning Oc?
tober 1 have been advised by Arthur
J. W. Hilly, chairman of the Mayor's
Committee on Rent Profiteering, to sit
tight pending an adjustment of the
reasonableness of their rent by the
courts. Mean time, according to van
owners, thousands of families have
packed up preparatory to moving into
apartments for which they have signed
leases, but out of which, on the advice
of Mr. Hilly, the old tenants refuse to
Those who have given up apart?
ments in anticipation of new homes
consequently are described as being
in a quandary, since they have no
place to move to, but must vacate to
make room for succeeding tenants.
Confusion to Reign 5n City
Instead of a virtual abolition of
moving day, as Mr. Hilly a few days
ago announced the new rent laws
would effect, van owners assert that
New York is likely to witness scenes
suggestive of confusion at a mining
camp in the old gold-rushing days,
with furniture piled high on the side?
walks and streets and loaded vans, like
prairie schooners, wandering in search
of suitable "stakes."
To prevent as much as possible of
the confusion Charles Morris, president
of the Van Owners' Association, said
the drivers of the 1,200 vana controlled
by members of his organization have
been instructed not to move furniture
until they first ascertain whether the
apartment to which the furniture is to
be taken is vacant. But 800 or moro
independent van drivers will not be so
directed, he said, and limousines, ex?
press trucks, push carts and other
available vehicles are to be pressed
into service to help in the moving.
Mr. Morris announced that homeless
families would not be able to find relief
in storing furniture, because all stor?
age houses from Twenty-third Street
to 125th Street are crowded.
Mr. Morris declared that the avail?
able vans would be able to handle only
0,000 loads a day. At this rate, he said,
it would take twenty-four days to
transport the 150,000 loads of families
who plan to move.
The organized van owners have
agreed on a rate ranging from $10 to
$12 an hour for one van and four men,
but it was learned yesterday that
hundreds of vehicle owners in New
Jersey and Long Island have contract?
ed to come into New York and move
families at rates as high as $20 and
$25 an hour. The van drivers and
helpers have been on a strike for more
than a month. Hence, moving prelim?
inary to October 1 has been handi?
capped, Mr. Morris said.
Rent Laws Bring Relief
Mr. Hilly said yesterday that the
cancellation by the new rent) laws of
about 125,000 eviction notices which
would have been effective to-morrow
undoubtedly would lessen tho confu?
sion. The families who were threatened
with eviction are among those who
Mr. Hilly says now have a right to "sit
tight" and continue to occupy their
apartments without leases, whether
leases have been signed by other per?
sons or not.
Other developments in the housing
situation yesterday were:
Attorney General Palmer telegraphed
to Representativo Isaac Siegel that Dis?
trict Attorney Francis Caffey has been
instructed to investigate charges that
building material dealers were prof?
iteering, which Mr. Siegel said was
"endangering the health and lives of
thousands of families" by discouraging
new building. State Attorney General
Charles I). Newton also said he was
conducting an investigation into an al?
leged building material combination.
Frank Mann, Commissioner of Tene?
ments, at the request of Mayor Hylan,
called a meeting of prominent builders,
real estate dealers and building ma
(Contfnui?d on pas? elwon)
Okuma to Rouse Japanese
Against California's Plan
TOKIO, Sept. 29 ( By The Associated
Press).--According to the Asahi, Mar?
quis Shiganobu Okuma, former Premier,
has decided to devote himself to awak?
ening the Japanese people against "the
unlawful attitude of California ?\meri
cans." To further hi? purpose, the
newspaper say.-?, Marquis okuma will
call a meeting'of IDO prominent states?
men, politician:-, diplomnts, scholars,
business men and publicists at his resi?
dence to exchange views un the subject.
The newjpnj.r says Waseda Uni?
versity, of which Marquis Okuma was
the founder ami is now president, will
start a campaign against the anti
Japanese agitation in America, with the
object <?f arousing public opinion. The
Asahi quotes Marquis Okuma as con?
demning the indifference of the people
to grave questions affecting the na?
tion's interests and saying they are be?
coming like the Chinese- wenk and
cowanlly. "The will of the majority of
the Japanese people must be known,"
tho marquis declared, according to the
Sees Similar Action Elsewhere
Marquis Okuma continued, the Asahi
says, by saying that if the California
??uestion were not remedied it would
lead to a ?imilar state of affairs in
Australia, Canada, New Zealand and
other British dominions, The news?
paper asserted Marquis Okuma thought
the approaching world Sunday school
convention in Tokio offered a fine op?
portunity, because it will be attended
by many Americans advocating justice
and humanity. They must be im?
pressed, according to the marquis, with
the "unreasonable and unjust attitude
of the Californiens." Simultaneously,
the marquis declared, ft strong, unifie?!
national opinion must defend the in?
terests of the Japanese in California.
Decline to Discuss Negotiations
Authorities at the Japanese Foreign
Office declined to discuss negotiations
with the United States regarding anti
Japanese legislation in California. All
they will say is that everything possible
is being done to find an amicable ant:
successful solution of the problem
which they admit is difficult.
Newspapers have reported that Japar
would seek to revive the racial equaiitj
proposal made during the pence con
ference at Versailles, but the ForeigT
Office refuses to make any comment.
Two Gamblers Indicted;
More Players Confess
Plot to Throw Games
__ ? - _ _
Comiskey Estimates Value of Seven
Suspended Sox Players at $230,000
CHICAGO, Sept. 29.?Fixing of the 1919 world series cost the
players bribed and their innocent teammates as well an opportunity
to win $1,95^.65, the difference between their loser's shares of $3,254.36
and the $5,207.01 paid each victorious Red.
Eight players were bribed, according to Cicotte and Jackson, the
sums paid them ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Every one of the
eight, it is said, was getting a salary in excess of $5,000 a year and
some as high as $10,000, or more.
Cicotte testified his salary, which he lost when President Charles
A. Comiskey suspended him, was $10,000, just the amount of the bribe
he admitted taking. Jackson, who gbt $5,000 of the gambler's money,
is said to have received a salary in excess of $10,000 a year.
Mr. Comiskey was the heaviest financial loser in the transaction,
however. He estimated to-day that seven of the eight players, exclud?
ing Gandil, who is not with the team this year, had a cash value of
By A. F, of K
Reds in Europe Repudiated
and Revolutionary Meth?
ods Opposed in a State?
ment Signed by Gompers
Soviet Rule Is Attacked
British Workers Guided in
Action by Moscow, is
Belief in This Country
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?Repudi?
ation of the radical labor parties of
Europe and opposition to their revolu?
tionary methods by the American Fed?
eration of Labor is announced in the
current issue of The American Federa
A"' statement in the publication,
signed by Samuel Gompers, president,
and Matthew Wohl, vice-president, of
the American Federation of Labqr, says
that the announced opposition of the
British Labor party and of the Inter?
national Federation of Trade Unions
to war and their refusal to engage in
any war enterprise has put them in a
position of hostility to all governments.
The American Federation, says the
statement, is not revolutionary and is
opposed to all forms of revolutionary
violence. It charges that the attitude
of the British Labor party was inspired
by Moscow, and points out that the
American Federation is opposed to giv?
ing any sort of aid to the soviets. Th?9
"The Amsterdam executive (refer?
ring to the International Federation
of '1 rade Unions) has issued through?
out the world and sent to the Ameri?
can Federation of Labor for circulation
in this country a declaration calling
io. international revolutionary meas?
ures by labor in aid of the Soviets in
their war against Poland.
Revolutionary Plan Revealed
"The chairman of the British Labor
party, claiming to speak for the Brit?
ish trade union labor movement, has
Kent a cablegram along similar lines
and apparently calling for similar
action. The contents of these messages
are thoroughly revolutionary and ob?
viously animated with the desire to use
extreme measures for strengthening
the hold of Soviet power in Russia and
enabling it to extend its influence and
tc dominate neighboring countrie"-.
"The American Federation of Labor
is not a revolutionary body and has
never had any affiliation with any revo?
lutionary body which would require it
to give serious consideration to revolu?
tionary proposals of any kind. While
recognizing the need of revolution
against autocratic government1;, or?
ganized labor in this country regards
the- American government as being
"The International Federation of
Trade Unions takes a position of an?
archistic hostility to all government-,
"The British Labor patty aiso turns
its back on the democratic Parlia?
ment system which England has
evolved by seven centuries of struggle.
General Strike Repudiated
"Mass action by means of a general '
strike was repui.'iatrii even 'r-y argo
part of the extremists in this country
when it was advocated both by the In?
ternational Federation of Trade Unions
and by the British Labor Party con?
"There can be little doubt that the
whole movement was largely devised
at Moscow and originated at the con?
ference of the Third or Communist
Internationale a few weeks previously. J
Levine had called for precisely this
action on the part of the labor or?
ganizations in Western Europe. The j
aggressive and violent character of
the Bolshevik r?gime is now due pri?
marily, not to the certainty of their
hold upon the Russian government or
upon the victories of the Red armies,
but upon the cooperation of European
"Tho organized labor movement of!
this country dues not regard the
Bolshevists as bein^' the 'Russi:?n revo?
"The American Federation of Labor
is utterly and wholly opposed to any?
thing that approaches any form of as?
sistance to soviets.
"We are living in the Republic of
the United States of America, a coun?
try by no means perfect, in which ?11
too frequently injustice is done. But
it is a republic based upon the prin?
ciples of freedom, justice and universal
suffrage. Our men and women are not
likely .to throw the: p rights and prin?
ciples into the scrap heap for the dic?
tatorship of Moscow's L?nine and
Kings County Prosecutor
Calls Dodgers in Investi?
gation of the Report That
1920 Series Has Been Sold
Ebbets Invites a Probe
Wheat Denies Any Player
Has Been Approached and
Gives His Men Clean Bill
District Attorney Harry E. Lewis of
Kings County started an investigation
yesterday of the reported attempt to
fix players on the Brooklyn team in
the forthcoming world series games
between the National and American
After sending a telegram to Macla}
Hoyne, the Chicago prosecutor, asking
for all information in his possessior
having any bearing on the report, the
District Attorney announced he woulc
begin the examination of the Brooklyn
players to-day. The questioning of the
players, ?aid ?Mr. Lewis, would shov
whether any of them had been ap
proached by gamblers to throw the com
ing games to the Cleveland Indians, a:
various stories brought to his atten
Reason for Suspicion
Mr. Lewis said that while the infor
mation in his possession made no spe
cific mention of any gamblers or plac?
ers that might be involved, there wer
sufficient grounds to warrant an in
"You can rest assured," he said, "tha
I would not go ahead with this inquir
if I didn't feel there were some basi
for it. If the players are clean the
ought to be shown to be so before th
public. If not, the public ought t
know it, t4o."
The telegram to Prosecutor Hoyn
"The New York Evening Sun of Sop
tember 28, 1920. says: 'Informatio
which has been gathered by official
tended to indicate that*th<? same cliqu
of gamblers which is alleged to hav
'fixed' the 1919 series has made piar
to attempt to have Brooklyn throw th
coming series to the Cleveland Indian.'
I intend to initiate an investigation ;
once. Will you let me know if yo
have any information in connectio
While Mr. Lewis had not received
reply to his message up to a late ho?
last night, dispatches from Chicaj
say that when Hoyne was shown tl
telegram he remarked: "I have iiO su?
information. All our attention w;
centered on the investigation of tl
White Sox in Chicago."
When told of this, District Attorn?
Lewis commented: "Well, that will ce
tainly help to absolve the Broklyn pla
Ebbets to Aid Inquiry
Mr. Lewis got in touch with Char!
H. Ebbets, president and chief own
of the Brooklyn team, during the i
ternoon. President Ebbets promised
do everything possible to speed the i
President Ebbets later said: "I ha
notified District Attorney Lewis thai
will be unable to reach all the playt
until to-morrow afternoon, when th
play at the Polo Grounds. I will ?
each one personally then and tell h
to report to the District Attorne
office in Brooklyn at 10:30 o'clc
"We have absolute confidence in c
players and are certain that a
charges that are being made will
shown to be absolutely false. Nev
theless, I shall suspend quick as a w
any player found to have been invoh
in the alleged plot."
As soon as1 he has completed
findings, probably by Friday, Mr. Lc
said he would make public the rest
of his investigation. He is part?cula
anxious to clear the atmosphere bef
the beginning of the world series
Brooklyn next Tuesday.
Zach Wheat, captain of the Bro
lyn team, was surprised to learn t
a "fixing" scandal was hovering over
"Of coujsc," he said, "there is at
lutely no truth to the thing. No
ever upproached me and it would
be good for them if they had. I
sure none of the other players h
been tnmpered with.
"If anybody has any doubts at
the game we will play they had be
eomc out and see us perform. Perh
we will be beaten in the series,
we will play the best game that we
Even the hint that there is anytl
wrong is boun<i *(> affect the fieli
of the men. We hnve always p!i
clean hall and we're in thcro fl?h
up to the finish."
Men Known as Sullivan
and Brown Accused as
Fixers; $15,000 Given
to Williams and Felseh
On Last Trip East
McGrawTestifies on Chase
and Zimmerman; Asked
to Get Toney and Kauff
CHICAGO, Sept. 29.?Confessions
from Claude Williams and Oscar
Felseh, admitting they were bribed
by gamblers to throw last year's
world series, were made public to?
day. The grand jury investigating
the baseball scandal also took its
first action against gamblers, who
are said to have engineered the d?eal,
by indicting men whose identity was
only partly revealed.
"Brown" and "Sullivan" were the
names under which true bills were
voted against the gamblers. They
were said to be from Boston or New
York. Later, however, it became
known that the jury believed thesi
names to be fictitious and used onlj
by the men when they discussed th?
series throwing with the ball play
e'rs. Possibility that they are tw<
men whose names already have beer
brought before the jury and who an
nationally known was expressed bj
officials in the Statf Attorney'.
The statement by Williams anc
the newspaper reports of Felsch'i
confession tallied with those mad?
yesterday by Eddie Cicotte and Jo<
Jackson. They revealed that las
year's world series was settled in .
room in a small South Side hotel.
In this room, occupied by j?icott?
once the American League's leadin.
pitcher, the deal was made whicl
threw the world series,' wrecked i
world championship team am
brought some of the greatest idol
in baseball to disgrace.
Williams TellB of Meeting Gamblers
According to tho sworn statemen
made by Williams, who lost thre?
of the world series games,- he an?
"Chick" Gandil, "Buck" Weaver, Ed
die Cicotte, who lost two ?rames, an?
"Happy" Felseh, whose error helper
lose one game, met there to barter wit!
"Brown" and "Sullivan" to ?ose th
"After we had agreed that we wer
willing to throw the series," William
said, "we went out one at a time an
made our bargains with Brown an
Williams said he received $10,001
and that he gave $5,000 to Jackson,
statement which tallies with the cot
fession made by Jackson yesterda;
Williams was supposed to get $20,001
Felseh, according to reports of h:
confession, said he received $5,00'
which he found in his locker at th
clubhouse, but that he never had
chance to realiv heln lose the serie
John Heydler, president of the Na?
tional League, and John McGraw, man?
ager of the New York Giants, to-day
told the jury details of the Lee Magrea
and Hal Chase cases and also of the
dropping of Heinie Zimmerman. Mc?
Graw was requested to'upturn Tuesday
and bring Fred Toney, New York
pitcher, and Benny Kauff, outfielder.
Heydler was asked to appear again at
his convenience after the world series.
McGraw is said to have told the jury
that he dropped Hal Chase from hia
club after President Heydler, had told
him Magee had confessed that Chase
bribed him to throw games. He said
he had heard of many other gambling
activities of Chase'a before the Magee
case. ' u
Zimmerman was dropped from til?'
New York team, McGraw it said 14
have told the jury, because informar..
tion had come to the New York man?
ager that the third baseman offered
Benny Kauff .500 to help throw games.
"I believe Kauff was innocant," said
McGraw, "but I got ri?f of Chase and
Zimmerman, even though I knew it
would seriously injure my team, be?
cause I didn't want such men on the
Jury Waits Chase, Zimmerman
McGraw also is said to have told the
jury that Toney told him he had been
offered $200 by Zimmerman to lose n
game deliberately. It is said that the
jury subpoenaed Toney and Kauff to ob?
tain further evidence concerning Zim?
merman and Chase. McGraw denied
that gambling or game-throwing had
anything to do with the sudden release
of KautT last summer to an Interna?
tional League club. He said Jean
Dubue. former Detroit pitcher, now
with Toledo, who has been subpoenaed,
"bummed around" with Chase and Zim?
merman a great deal and might kno%
something of their activities.
Ileydler'a testimony was largely th?
interview he gave newspaper men Sur.?
day night, telling of his private in?
vestigation; how Comiskey had told
him a year ago that he suspected some
of the White Sex players, and how he
and William Veeck, president of the
Chicago Cubs, had obtained a con?
fession from Lee Magee.
When Magee Had to Help Win
"One incident in Magee's case !?
amusing," said Heydler, "for, while I
think he tried to throw this game, ha
really helped win it.
"In July, 1918, Magee was playing
necond for Cincinnati against Boston,
l?e came to bat with two out and hit
an easy grounder, which took a bad
bounce and he was safe. He was or?
dered to steal second and ambled down.
When half wiy to second he stopped,
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