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but Art Wilson made a wild throw and
Msgee had to go on to thir?. He
might have scored with the tying run,
14 think, if he had tried, but he didn't.
Then Roush knocked a home run. ]
Magee had to come in with the tying j
run and Roush's run, of course, won i
Heydler is said to have told the jury ]
that Magee confessed to him and Veeck |
?hat ha took part in the throwing of
When Heydler left the jury room
he was applauded by the jurors.
"We want to thank vou for giving
your time to help in this investiga?
tion," said Harry Brigham, foreman.
"We're the ones who should be thank?
ing you," replied Mr. Heydler. "When
a jury does what you have done for
baseball it's time for baseball to say
Mr. Heydler said he did not testify
concerning the Chicago-Philadelphia
National League game of August 30,
which was said to have been "fixed"
for Philadelphia to win.
According to an official in the State's
Attorney's office the names of two broth?
ers in Des Moines have been brought
before the jury. They are said to have
placed large bets on the world series
and to have been tipped that it was
, Further indictments against gam?
blers may be expected within a day
or two, it was said.
The jury will not consider baseball
at its session to-morrow, but probably
will resume the investigation the next
Felsch Sorry He Did It
"Well, the beans are all spilled, and
I think that I am through with base?
ball. I got my $5,000, and 1 suppose
the others got theirs, too," said Felsch
in* his confession.
"I don't know what I'm going to do
now. I have been a baseball player
during the best years of my life, and I
never got into any other kind of busi?
ness. I'm going to hell, I guess. I in?
tend to hang around Chicago a while
until I see how this thing is going to
go. Then maybe I'll go back to Mil
w ? u 1c ? c "
The smile that gave him the nick?
name of "Happy" Felsch faded as he
considered his prospects.
"I wish that I hadn't gone into it," he
said. "I guess we all do. We have snore
than earned the few dollars they gave
us for turning crooked.?
"All this season the memory of the
world's series has been hanging over
us. The talk that we 'threw' games this
year is bunk. We knew we were sus?
pected and we tried to be square. But
a guy can't be crooked part of the time
and square the rest of the-time. W
knew that sooner or later somebody
was going to turn up the whole deal.
"Cicotte's story is true iqupvery de?
tail. I don't blame him fortelling. I
naver knew where my $5,000 came from.
It was left in my locker at the club?
house, and there was always a good
deal of mystery about the way It was
?dealt out. ' That was one of the reasons
why we never knew who double-crossed
us on. the split of the .$100,000. It was
to have been an even split. But we
never got it.
"Who was responsible for that dou?
ble-cross I can't say. I suspect Gandil,
because he was the wisest one of the
lot and had sense enough to get out
of baseball before the crash came. But
I have heard since that it was Attell.
Maybu it was Attell. I don't know him,
but I had heard that he was mixed up
with the gamblers who w?re backing
-us to lose.
Didn't Want To Be Squealer
"I didn't want to get in on the deal
at first. I had always received square
treatment from 'Commy' and it didn't
look quite right to throw him down.
But when they let me in on the idea
too many men were involved. I didn't
-like to be a squealer and I knew that
if I stayed out of the deal and said
nothing about it they would go on
?rithout me and I'd be that much money
?t without accomplishing anything.
"I'm not saying this to 'pass the
b-?ck* to others, I suppose that if
I had refused to enter the plot and had
stood my ground I might have stopped
the whole deal. We all share the
Vl'm not Baying that I double-crossed
th? gamblers^but 1 had nothing to do
with the loss of the world's series.
The breaks just came so that I was not
given a chance to do anything toward
throwing the game.
"Whether I could actually have got
up enough nerve to carry out my part
in throwing the game I can't say. The
gold looked good to ail of us and I
suppose we would have gone ahead
with the double-cross. But. as I said, I
was given no chance to decide.
"When we went into that conference
in Cicotte'B room he said that it would
be easy for us to pull the wool over
the eyes of the public, that we were
expert ball players, and that we could
throw the game scientifically.
"It looked easy to me, too. It's just
as easy for a good player to miss a ball
as it is to eatch it?-just a slow start oi
a stumble at the ri__ht time, or a slo?
throw, and the job is done.
"But you can't get away with thai
atuff indefinitely. You may be able U
tool the public, but you can't fool your
"How did Cicotte get $10,000?'
Felsch was asked.
"Because he was wise enough t<
stand pat for it, that's all. Cicotte hai
b>?ins. The rest of us roundheads jus1
toek their word for the propositioi
that we were to get an even split oi
the $100,000. Cicotte was going t<
make sure of his share from the jump
off. He made them come across with it
"I'm going to see 'Buck' Weaver am
get him to go over to see the State':
Attorney with me. I'm going to ge
through with all of this. It will be i
load off my mind to tell everything
know. It's been hell for me."
Before going before the grand jury
to-day Williams made the following
?worn statement to Alfred Austrian,
attorney for the White Sox:
"This situation was first brought up
to me in New York. Mr. Gandil called
me to one side, out in front of the
Hotel Ansonia, and asked me if any?
body had approached me about the
world series, and I said: 'Just what do
you mean?' He says: 'That the series
be fixed; if they were fixed what -">uld
you do about it? Would you take an
active part, or what?' I says, 'I am in
no position to say right now.' I says, 'I
will give you my answer later, after
thinking it over,'
"After coming back to Chicago I was
called down to the Warner Hotel,
where the eight members that are
named -not eight, I will take that back.
I will name them for you?Eddii
Cicotte, Chick Gandil, Buck Weaver
and Happy Falsch, and two fellows in?
troduced as Brown and Sullivan"
"They were the gamblers?"
"They were supposed to be th?
"What names were those?"
"Brawn find Sullivan, supposed to b
the gamblers, or fellows that were fix
ing it for th? gamblers, one of the two
they didn't say which. They said the
wer? from New York; thev introduce
them ai Brown and Sullivan froi
New York. They wanted us to thro?
the series to Cineinnati for 15,000."
''Yes, and I said that wasn't enoug
money to fool with, and I was informe
that whether or not I took any actio
the games would be fixed."
"Who informed you o? that?"
"Bight then and then?"
"No, not right then sad then
right lifter that, just as 1 get In t)
hal!. So I told them anything th<?
did would be agreeable with me: if
was going to be done anyway, that
had no money and I might as well g
?erbat i could.
"I kaven't teen those ?jmbltrs fro
that day to this. Gandil told me that
wc were supposed to get"
"What w_s it?"
"I was supposed to get $10,000 after
the second game when we got back to
Chicago, and I didn't get this until af?
ter the fourth game, and he then said
that the gamblers had called it off, and
I figured then that there was a double
cross some place. On the second trip
to Cincinnati Cicotte and I had a con?
ference. I told him that we were
double-crossed and that I was going to
win if there was any possible chance.
Cicotte said he was the same way. Gtn.
dil informed me in Cincinnati that Bill
Burns and Abe Attell were fixing it so
that we could get $100,000, making .20,
000 more. That I never received."
"You had a meeting in Cincinnati of
the ball players; where was that?"
"That was in the hotel in 'Chick'
"Who was there?"
"We never had a meeting. We just
dropped in one at a time. There were
Weaver, Cicotte, Gandil, Felsch and
"Was Weaver there?"
What Gandil Was Promised
"Yes. We asked Gandil when we
were going to get the $100,000 that
Burns and Attell were supposed to give
us. He said, 'They are supposed to give
me, after each game, $20,000 or $30,
000.' If they gave him that I know
nothing of it."
"When did he say he would get some
"He didn't say; he didn't make a
statement. I was supposed at first to
get so much?get $10,000 after the
second game. I didn't receive it until
after.the fourth game."
"Did you keep the $10,000?"
"I kept $5,000 of it."
"Five thousand was for you and
$5,000 for Jackson?"
"That was what I was instructed."
"After the series you were to have
got $10,000 or $20,000?"
"In all I was supposed to get $20,000
and Jackson to get $20,000."
"Did you ever ask Gandil or any
"I never even talked to Gandil from
that day to this."
"Did you ever talk to any of the
other ball players?"
"Did any of the other ball players
talk to you about it?"
"Do you know how much Weaver
Got Money From Gandil
"I could not say. None of the other
boys ever told me whether they got a
penny or not. That is all I know. I
went to Gandil's room; he was there;
there was the money laying- two pack?
ages, two envelopes, laying there; and
he says, 'There is your dough.' I picked
it up and went right back down to a
taxicab and went right back to the
hotel, where I went in and threw half
of it on the bed; some of the folks was
in the bathroom or in the bedroom I
won't say which; we had a big suite
there?but I went in the other room
and I said, 'There is supposed to be
half of it.'"
Questioned as to how he knew what
was in the envelope, Williams said:
"Gandil told me 'There is five for
yourself and five for Jackson and the,
rest has been called for.' "
"And that was after the fourth
"Now, did any one ever speak to you
about any more money after any other
"They never said a word to me. No?
body asked me about money or any
other game at all."
"Did you know what games the Sox
were to lose for all this money they
"Why, they were supposed to lose the
first two to Cincinnati, and I never did
hear whether they were to lose or to
win the one with Kerr." Dick Kerr
pitched the third game and won it.
Williams, before making his state?
ment, signed a. waiver of immunity.
Cicotte Confessed to Gleason
William "Kid" Gleason, manager of
the White Sox, disclosed to-day the
march of events which culminated in
Cicotte's confession and the voting of
Last Monday, according to Gleason.
he had gathered enough evidence Co
know that some of the players had
been bribed to lose the series. Cicotte
came to him Monday night, he said,
and declared he had "a load on his
chest and wanted to get rid of it."
Gleason told him to see "Commy"?
Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the Sox.
Comiskey heard Cicotte's story,
which tallitd with the evidence gath?
ered by his private detectives, and then
called his attorney, Mr. Austrian, and
told him to take the pitcher to Judge
McDonald, chief justice of the Coolt
County Criminal Court. The coi.i/s
sion and indictments were the result.
' Portions of the confessions of
Cicotte and Jackson, revealed yesterday
by court officials, were amplified to-day
by further information from court of?
ficers. Cicotte and Jackson did not
make formal statements, as most of
the jury proceedings wore kept secret,
especially as to developments likely to
involve other persons in legal pro?
"Risberg, Gandil and McMullin were
after me for a week before the series
started," Cicotte iold the grand jury.
"They wanted me to go crooked. I
needed the money. I had the wife and
kids. They don't know this and I don't
know what thev'll think.
Paid Off Mortgage on Farm
"I had bought a farm. There was a
$4,000 mortgage. I paid that off with
"The eight of us ?the eight under in?
dictment?got together in my room
three or four days before the series
started. Gandil was master of cere?
monies. We talked about throwing the
series and decided we could get away
with it. We agreed to do it.
"I was thinking of the wife and kids
and how I needed the money. I told
them I had to have the cash in ad?
vance. I didn't want any checks. I
didn't want any promises. I wanted
the money in bills before I pitched a
"We all talked quite a while about
it. Yes, all of us decided to do our
best to throw the games to Cincinnati.
Then Gandil and McMullin took us
all, one by one, away from the others,
and we talked turkey. They asked me
my price. I told them $10,000, paid in
"It was Gandil I was talking to. He
wanted to give me some money at the
time and the rest after the games
were played and lost.
Forced to Trust Each Other
"'Cash in advance, not C. O. D,,' I
reminded him. 'If you can't trust ma
I can't trust you. Pay or I pla> ball.'
"Well, the argument went on for
some days, but I stood pat. I wanted
that $10,000, and I got it. How I wish
that I had not!
"The day before I went to Cincin?
nati I put it up to them squarely for
the last time that there would be noth?
ing doing unless I had tho money.
"That night I found the money under
my pillow. I had sold out 'tommy and
the other boys to pay off a mortgag. on
a farm and for the wife and kids
"The first ball 1 pitched L won acred
what the wife and kiddies would ?ay if
they ever found out I was a crook. 1
pitched the best bail I knew how after
that first ball, but I lost because I was
hit, not because I was throwing the
Judge? Doubted Jackson's.Honesty
Jo? Jackson described his confession
to th? grand Jury as follows:
"f beard I had been indicted. I de?
cided these men could not put anything
over on me. I called up Judge Mc?
Donald (Chief Justice Charles A. Mc?
Donald, of th? Superior Court, who di?
rected th? grand jury inquiry) and
told him I was an honest man. He
said: 'I know you are not,' and hung
up the receiver.
"I figured somebody had squawked
and that the place for me was the
ground floor. I went over to tell him
what I knew. ?
"I got in there and said: 'I got $5,000
and they promised me $20,000. "Lefty"
Williams handed it to me in a dirty
envelope.' I told that to Judge Mc?
"He said he didn't care what I got,
that if I got what I ought to get for
crabbing the game of the kids I
wouldn't be telling him my story. I
don't think the judge likes me.
"Before we broke up I climbed Gandil
and McMullin and Risberg about it.
They said 'You poor Bimp, go ahead and
squawk. We'll all say you're a liar.
Some of the boys were promised more
than you and didn't get as much.'
"And I'm giving you a tip. A lot of
these sporting writers have be?n say?
ing the third game of the series was on
the square. The eight of us did our
best to kick it, and little Dick Kerr
won the game by his pitching. Be?
cause he won it these gamblers double
crossed us for double-crossing them.
"They've hung it on me. They ruined '
me when I went to the shipyards, but
I don't care what happens now. I guess
I'm through with baseball. I wasn't
wise enough, like 'Chick' (Gandil), to
beat them to it.
Jackson Wants Protection
"Now Risberg threatens to 'bump me
off.' That's why I had all the bailiffs
with me when I left the grand jury
room. I'm not under arrest yet, but
I'm not going to get far from my pro?
tectors until this blows over."
When Joe Jackson left the grand
jury room after his confession a crowd
of small boys gathered round their
heavy hitting idol and asked:
"It isn't true, is it, Joe?"
"Yes, boys, I'm afraid it is," Jack?
The youngsters, without a word,
opened ranks and silently allowed
Jackson to walk through.
The grand jury to-day sent a tele?
gram to Eugene Dubuc, of the Toledo
team^of the American Association, for?
merly with the Detroit Tigers and New
York Giants, asking him to appear
The summoning of Dubuc to testify
followed statements by Pitcher "Rube"
Benton, of the Giants, last week that
Dubuc had received a telegram from
Hal Chase l^st fall during the world's
series advising him to bet on Cincin?
nati. Benton said he read the telegram
over Dubuc's shoulder.
The Toledo player is also to be ques?
tioned, it was said, about reports that
cames wore, fixed on a barn storming
tour in which he and Chase partici?
pated last fall.
Chase, according to '<.;-' nation in
the hands of the Statt'.- .'urney, re?
ceived an offer to throw the first game
of the barn storming serieB, which was
played with the Allantic City Giants,
a colored team, at Philadelphia. Chase
is said to have made five errors in that
Brigham Blames (ramblers
The eight players indicted .are "ap?
parently only tools of a gambling
ring," according to Harry Brigham,
foreman of the grand jury. The
rarntfications of this ring, he said, ex
Uubvcrywhere that professional base
??TtS?Ts plainly evident that some of
Riesc boys yieided to the influence of
those, whose names doubtless will ap?
pear in the list of defendants later
on," Mr. Brigham said. "I sympathize
with some of them. They were foolish,
unsophisticated country boys who
yielded to the temptations placed in
their path by professional gamblers.
"I hope the cleansing process of
this investigation will extend to all the
sore spots in the sporting world."
Charges Cost Comiskey $230,000
Indictment of his seven players cost
Comiskey $230,000, the' amount for
which he could have sold their Serv?
ices, he said to-day. The club owner
fixed the valuation of the seven at:
Joe Jackson, $50,000; Buck Weaver,
$50,000; Oscar Felsch, $50,000; Claude
Williams, $25,000; Eddie Cicotte, $25,
000; Charley Risberg, $20,000; Fred
McMullin, $10,000. Total $230,000.
When Comiskey reached his office
shortly before noon he found enough
letters and telegrams waiting for him
to fill two eood sized barrels.
Baseball officials, players and fans
from all parts of the country tele?
graphed their sympathy and congratu?
lated the Old Roman on the manner in
which he had cleared his team of the
"It's been tough, but I feel better
this morning," Comiskey remarked,
after reading some of the messages.
"I am glad the worst is over," he add
?d. "The boys who are left are clean;
they have never sold a ball game and
they never will."
Gleason to Use Reserve Men
Comiskey, Manager Gleason and
Harry Grabiner, the club secretary, be?
gan working out a new batting order
to-day, assigning the reserve men to
fill the seven vacant places in the regu?
Gleason declared the remaining
members were still fighting in the
pennant race and would start their
closing three-game series at St. Louit
Friday, determined to do all they could
to win in spite of the upheaval which
took seven regulars out of the line-up
Fraud Suspected This Year
Charges that some of the same play?
ers who are accused of throwing th?
world series used their efforts to pre?
vent the White Sox from becoming
pennant winners this season wer?
made to-day by several members oi
the Chicago White Sox who have no1
been mentioned in the grand jury tes?
The White Sox players who were nof
implicated in the baseball scandal hele
a celebration at a dinner last night
Eddie Collins, Eddie Murphy, Amoi
Strunk, "Nemo" Leibold and John Col
lins were present. "Red" Faber anc
Ray Schalk, unable to attend, tele^
phoned during the dinner to expr?s?,
their happiness over the "clearing ol
Cincinnati Grand Jury
Will Take Up Scandal
Women- May Sit in inquiry to
Open Monday; Government
May Begin an Investigation
CINCINNATI, Sept. 29,? As the re?
sult of Pitcher Eddie Cicotte's con?
fession that he found bribe money un?
der his pillow at a hotel in Cincinnati
the night before the opening game of
the 1919 world's series, the new Ham?
ilton County Grand Jury, summoned to
assemble Monday, will inquire into the
Prosecutor Capelle to-day teh-grnphed
to State's Attorney Maciay HoyR?, of
Chicago, requesting him to telegraph
at once any information thtt rr.ay have
been disclosed involving possible of?
fenses committed in Hamilton County.
The new grand jury may have women
members, as the names of 260 women
have been ordered placed in the wheel
Capelle and Criminal Court Judge?
Dixon and Cosgrave conferred and de?
cided that an investigation was es
scntial because of the disclosures thai
some of the money paid to the Whit?
Sox changed hands here.
The proMcutor made a public state
ment in which he said that if anj
Cincinnati gamblers were concerned ii
the plot to "throw" th? game? h<
would go after them. He also ex
: pressed his conviction of the honest;
and Integrity of the Cincinnati Red?
the management of the club and it
Federal Grand Jury investigation al
j so may result from disclosures mad
in Chicago, Assistant United State
In Fixing Plot,
O'Farrell Asserts Ex-Giant,
Bill Burns and Gambler
Named Qrbie Put Prop?
osition Up to Rothstein
Tells of Astor Meeting
Declares N. Y. Sportsman
Refused Flatly to Take
Any Part in Series Deal
An ?atirely new light was thrown on
the circumstances surrounding the
world series 3candal in the story told
last night by an intimate friend of
Arnold Rothstein, the gambler.
According to this version, given by
Val O'Farrell, head of a detective
agency, Benny Kauff, the former Giant
centerfielder, and a man named Orbic,
declared to be a gambler friend of Abe
Attell, were the first to approach Roth
stein on the fixing proposition.
"Just before last year's world se?
ries," said O'Farrell, "Rothstein asked
me to meet him at the Hotel Astor one
afternoon. He had an appointment
with somebody and wanted me to be
present. After waiting around a
while three men came into the lobby.
One of thern I recognized as Orbie, a
Long Island gambler, who is known as
a friend of Abe Attell. the former
featherweight champion. Benny Kauff
was with him and there was another
good-sized fellow who I was later told
was Billy Burns, but of this ? am not
Turned Down by Rothsteln
"Orbie came over to Rothstein and
in my presence asked him if he would
listen to a World series proposition.
Rothstein turned to me and said, 'What
do you know about that?' Then, point?
ing to Benny Kauff, he added: 'I
wouldn't listen to anything in which^
that man is concerned.'
"Orbie went over to K&ufT and told
him it was all off; that Rothstein
wouldn't have anything to do with it
because of his connection, and that it
would have to be pulled off in another
way. The man, unknown to me then,
said a few words to Rothsteln which 1
did not hear. The three then got to?
gether and walked out.
"Rothstein turned to me and said,
'Can you beat it? Trying to put over
a deal like this with Benny Kauff in
it. They are the kind of fellows that
are killing baseball. I could never
listen to any such proposition as
It was some time after this, said
OTairell, that Billy Maharg, the
Philadelphia boxer, and Bill Burns
arranged another meeting with Roth
stein. Attell called him on the phone,
but to no avail. Rothstein, he de?
clared, flatly refused to have anything
to do with the "throwing."
Soon after last year's world series,
says O'Farrell, Rothsteln told Manager
McGraw of the Giants about Benny
Kauri's action, and this story is said
to have been responsible for Kauff's
trip to Toronto three months ago.
Kauff is now under indictment for the
alleged theft of an automobile.
O'Farrell say3 he has definite proof
that the telegram which is alleged to
have been sent to Attell at Cincinnati
t.y "A. R.," in which Attell was offered
twenty "grands," the gambling lingo
for thousands, was not sent by Arnold
Rothstein, but by Curly Bennett, an?
other gambling pal of Attell. Among
othene declared by O'Farrell to have
received daily telegrams from Attell
at the time was Hal Chase, the former
Giant first baseman, who was, at that
time living at the Hotel Endicott.
"It was common knowledge all along
Broadway," said O'Farrell. "that Attell
and his crowd had made a big killing
on the world series, and all during the
winter crap games flourished, in which
I am told, Attell at one time lost $20,
000. Kauff, I was informed, was tell?
ing his friends all over the town how
the series had been fixed."
Attell Pleads Innocence
Attell, however, through his counsel,
William J. Fall?n, insists he did not
head the gambling ring in the "fixing"
affair. He asserted last night that at
least two of the witnesses before the
Chicago grand jury, who ascribed to
him the leadership of the clique, de?
liberately lied and that proofs in sup?
port of his statement would be offered
shortly. There were intimations from
other sources that Attell has signed an
affidavit involving Rothstein as a lead?
ing figure in the scandal.
When seen at his offices in the Singer
Building yesterday Mr. Fall?n said:
"Mr. Attell has done nothing dishon?
orable. He has absolutely nothing to
conceal, and in due time his story will
be fully told. While stories issuing
from Chicago -do not place Mr. Attell
in as satisfactory a position as might
be hoped, the fact is that at least two
of the so-called important witnesses
have deliberately lied where they
touched on my client's connection with
the matter. We shall offer proofs to
show they were absolute falseheois.
They have done my client a grave in?
justice, but you can rest assured ho
will be vindicated."
Mr. Fall?n said he had been in con?
stant touch with Attoll since his name
had been brought to the fore and that
a full statement of what he knows
about the "throwing" of last year's
series would be made public shortly.
In reply to a question as to whether
Attell knew anything of the reported
attempt to fix the Brooklyn team for
the frrthcoming world series, F/llon
said: "Attell knows nothing of this
thing and has absolutely nothing to
do with it, if such a movement is
actually on foot."
District Attorney Thomas H. Morrow
said to-day. The Federal Grand Jury
will convene Tuesday in the United
States District Court. Morrow says
that if it is shown that any Federal
statute has been violated in the juris?
diction of this court he will ask for
an immediate action by the grand
Gandil III in Texas ;
Won't Discuss Charges
HOUSTON, Tex., Sept. 29. -"Chick"
Gandil, former White Sox ball player,
named as one of th? ringleaders in the
plot to throw the 1919 series, to-day
whs at a hospital in Lufkin, Tex., re?
covering from an operation for ap?
No one was permitted to see Gandil,
but the former star player issued this
statement through his physician:
"There is absolutely nothing I care
to say regarding charges mad?, and I
shall not attempt to make a statement
of any kind until my physicians have
informed me that my condition will
warrant me returning to active work."
Gandil is a former Lufkin resident.
He was operated on yesterday.
Guilty Chicago Players
Face V. S. Prosecution
Internal Revenue Bureau to
Act if Those Who Accepted
Bribes Made ?So Tax Returns
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. Should an
investigation disclose that the Chicago
White Sox players who received money
for throwing the 1919 world series
failed to make a return to the Internal
Revenue Bureau on these funds for
purposes of taxes prosecutions will be
instituted, it was said to-day by George
B. Newton, deputy commissioner of
the income tax unit of the bureau.
Mr. Newton said his office would
make use of the information brought
to light by the inquiry now being con?
ducted at Chicago.
"Investigation of the 1919 income
tax returns of the players involved
will be ^nade," he said, "and if any
irregularities are disclosed immediate
stops for prosecution will be insti?
Intentional evasion of the provisions
of the income tax law is a criminal
offense, it was pointed out, and is
punishable by a fine of $10,000 or im?
prisonment for one year or both.
Fogel Recalls Two Cases
Of Attempted Bribery
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30.?Horace
S. Fogel, former president of the
Philadelphia National League Baseball
Club, is quoted in, a story published
to-day by the Inquirer, as declaring that
two attempts wer. made to fix players
here in recent years and that the. evi?
dence is in the archives of the Major
League officials and club owners.
The first attempt, according to Fo
gel's story, was made in.1905, when a
trio of New York gamblers "headed by
'Little Tim Sullivan,' " approached
Rube Waddell, star pitcher of the Phil?
adelphia Americans and offered him
$17,000 if he would not pitch in the
world series against the New York
Giants, who won the saries chiefly
through the masterly work of Christo?
Waddell, now dead, did not appear
in any of the games, the reason given
being that he had hurt his pitching
arm by stumbling over a suit case while
on a train. Fogel, according to the
story, says Waddell was paid $600 in
a Boston hotel, but that, ho was double
crossed out of the remainder.
The other attempt, Fogel is quoted
as saying, was made in 1908, when a
former New York National Leagu*
player, now a magnate in a Western
town in a minor league, tried to bribe
Charlie Dooin, Otto Knabe. "Kitty'
Bransfleld, Mike Doolan and Sherwood
Magee, offering them fronr $1,000 t?
$5,000 each to remain out of a series o;
games played here. At the time Chi
cago and tho Giants were having t
neck-and-neck race and Covcleskie, i
big lefthander, pitched three games ir
five days for the Phillies, winning then
"Connie Mack, manager of the Ath
letics, declared to-night he knew noth
ing of Fogel's charges regarding Wad
k "You can't prove anything by me,'
said Mack, "although I don't believi
that anything like that was carried ou
or attempted. I don't think in thos.
days the gamblers tried anything of th.
sort, or that players were reached,
think baseball has boon cleaned iu> t
tho time the White ?Sax and Cincin
nati met in the last World Seres."
Maharg Refuses $10,000;
Will Not Go to Chicago
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29.-?Billy
Maharg, the former prizefighter, who
told Monday night the story of the
"throwing" of world's series games last
year, said to-day he was not going to
Chicago. The telegram sent last night
accepting the offer of Charles Com?
iskey of $10,000 to go to Chicago and
prove his statements was sent by a
sporting editor of this city, Maharg
"That $10,nno offer by Comisky may
be on the level and it may be bunk,"
Maharg added. "Either way, I don't
want it. J didn't talk for money; my
idea was to show how nice a double
cross was rung up. People that know
me know I wouldn't take that $10,000,
and as for people that don't know me, I
don't care what they think."
Maharg is employed here in the
assembling plant of a large automobile
Hoyne Going to Chicago
To Consult With Grand Jury
State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne, of
Chicago, who hfvs been in New York
several days, said last night that he
had telegraphed his 'assistants not to
conclude the baseball investigation be?
fore the Cook County Grand Jury
until he returned to Chicago.
Mr. Hoyne said he urged postpone?
ment of final action by the grand jury
until he had an opportunity to go over
the facts with that body. Mr. Hoyne
will depart for Chicago to-day.
Jewels Worth $18,000
Lost on 5th Avenue Bus
Oliver Woods, a negro, who has been
carrying sample cases of jewelry
around the United States so long that
he thinks nothing of carrying $50,000
worth of valuablos, got into a Fifth
Avenue bus yesterday at Thirty-seventh
Street with two grips.
One contained ?32,000 worth of jew?
elry and one $18,000 worth. He left the
ca_;e containing the less valuable jew?
elry on the platform of the bus. When
he got out at Fiftieth Street, where he
was to meet a salesman, he discovered
that the case he had left on the plat?
form "was missing.. He reported the
loss to the police of the East Fifty
first Street station, saying it was th.
first time he had lost any jewelry. His
home is at 72 Brunswick Street, New
ark, and he is employed by Eckfeldt &
Ackley, of that city.
Ruppert Brewery Fire
Drives Many From Homes
A stubborn f?re causing a property
loss estimated at $25,000 destroyed th?.
second and third floors of the Jacot
Ruppert brewery at Ninetieth Street
and Third Avenue late last night. Sc
menacing were the flames and *o dense
was the smoke that hundreds of tenant!
living in the vicinity were ordered tc
the street by the police, where they sal
scantily clad until long after midnight
Police lines were stretched as fai
west as Fifth Avenue and north foi
L?verai blocks. When it became ap
parent that the elevated structure. a?
well as nearby tenement houses wer?
ir, danger of catching fire, a seeon.
alarm was turned in. This brough
l-ire Chief Kenlon and the police re
serves from two precincts.
By this time the flames had catei
their way through the third floor roo
and the whole building appeared to b<
doomed. Great crowds congregated il
tue streets and hindered the work o
the firemen. Concentrating their figh
?.'ron. the elevated structure the fire
nun with great difficulty got the fir'
under control several hours later,
It is believed that defective ?nsula
tioi? was the cause.
As Legion Head
In Hot Election
Cincinnati Man Is Named
National Commander to
Succeed D'Olier; Newark
Veteran Also Gets Post
Japanese Exclusion Urged
Resolution Asks Congress
to Act at Once; Vote to
- Continue Ban on Politics
By Fpnk J. Price Jr.
CLEVELAND, Sept. 29.-In a stormy
closing session here to-day the second
annual convention of the American
Legion elected Frederick W. Galbraith
jr., of Cincinnati, as the new national
commander to succeed Franklin d'Olier,
The legionnaires selected an East?
erner as their first vice-commander.
H? is Thomas Goldengay, of Newark,
N. J., who as state adjutant of New
Jersey gained some fame when he re?
fused to issue a charter to the Ber
nardsville Post because of that organ?
ization's action In operating trains dur?
ing the insurgent railroad strike. Mr.
Goldengay is the commander of New?
ark Post No. 2, and served as a com?
mander with the American navy in the
North Sea during the war. He is an
The new commander of the Legion
commanded the 147th Infantry as colo?
nel during the World War, won the
Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix
de Guerre and the Croix de Guerre
With Palm for heroism in the Meuse
Argonne offensive, during which he was
wounde'd. He is a National Guards?
man. He has been state commander of
Ohio and a member of the national ex?
The deliberations early in the day
were marked by heated debate. The
discussion concerned the proposed
amendment of the Legion constitution
in so far as it. restricts the. legionnaires
from political activity, and the propo?
sition that the Legion demand action
by Congress toward Japanese ex?
Decide to Keep Out of Politics
On the question of politics the com?
mittee appointed by the convention to
consider it was unanimous in its belief
that the present bars'should not be let
down. However, thirty-three members
of the committee, led by Past National
Commander Henry D. Lindsley, intro?
duced a resolution providing that the
national executive committee be cm
powered to examine into the candi?
dacies of aspirants, to political offices
and decide what action the-' Legion
should take in the event that the men
bo investigated were found to be'op?
posed to those things for which the Le?
gion stands. Three members of the
committee opposed this resolution and
won their fight after carrying it to the
The Leigion thus is kept absolutely
out of politics of any sort.
The resolution urging Japanese ex?
clusion and declaring the immigration
of Orientals a "grave ?menaoe to the
people of the United ?States" was op?
posed vigorously by the delegates from
Now York, led by Henry W. Buxton,
chairman of New York County. The
Easterners felt they knew too little
about the subject and wanted the Le?
gion to name a committee to investi?
gate th? question for a year before
Resolution Is Adopted
The resolution was passed after a
long tlebate: It read:
"Be it resolved. That we go on rec?
ord as being in favor of tfTe" cancella?
tion of the so-called 'gentlemen's
agreement' with Japan, exclusion of
'picture brides' and rigorous exclusion
of Japanese as immigrants.
"And that we 'enter vigorous protest
against the demand of Japan that nat?
uralization rights be granted to it!
national now located in the United
States, and that we earnestly request
the State Department of the Unite?:
States in its settlement of this questior
not to consider any proposition which
will grant rights of naturalization tc
this unassimilablc people."
Copies of the resolution will be sent
to Secretary of State Colby and tc
every Congressman, with a demand foi
Negro Offended by Statements
A delicate situation was caused oi
the floor this evening when the raci
question was raised by a negro dele
gate from Michigan, who demande?
th^at delegates from California an?
South Carolina retract statements mad?
during speeches on the Japanese ex
elusion n?solution, in which tho negr?
was compared to the Japanese.
"Our record for loyalty," he. cried
"is written in the history of this coun
try from Bunker Hill to tho Argonne
Never war has been fought that dit
not find the negro faring for?th-willingl;
to die'for the preservation of our coun
The reference he objected to was tha
the negro race was "as non-assimilabh
as the Japanese."
Both the delegates from Californi;
and South Carolina relieved the tensioi
by apologizing from the floor. '
Election Fight Three-Corncred
The contest in the election of th'
national commander , was three-cor
nered, with Galbraith. Hanford Mac
Nider, of Iowa, and J. F. J. Herbert, o
Massachusetts, involved. On the sec
ond ballot the vote stood: Galbraith
686; MacNider, 275, and Herbert. 145
There was one vote for Arthur Woods
of Now York. MacNider then moved t?
make the election unanimous.
On the first ballot the New Yor'
delegation gave Galbraith 72 votes an.
Mac?\'ider 6. Galbraith got the entir
/8 on the second ballot.
Goldcngay was easily the mos: ?opu
lar candidate for first vice-commandei
He received 878 votes to 736 for T. J
Pendill, of Wisconsin, who is he ne:
second vice-commander. The other ne\
vice-commsnders are .1. G. Scrughet?
of Nevada; John G. Emery, uf Michl
gan, and Thomas Winslett, of Alabami
For the first time since thu Legio
was organized a woman was ? candi
date for vice-commander. She was Mi?
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Mary Price, of Huntington, W. Va., and
she got 383-vote?.
The Bev. John W. Inzer, of Alabama,
the first chaplain of the Legionnaires,
was chosen for that office.
Commander Not "One-Man" Man
After his election Commander Gal
"I understand and recognize to the
fullest extent the great responsibility
which rests upon me as representing
the greatest body of men whose force
will be felt in this country for the good
of the country. I pledge to you every
t_.ice of energy that I possess in car?
rying out the edicts of the convention
and the establishment of the American
Legion so that the public, the great na?
tion for which he fought, may know
that we are thoroughly sound, are to
be trusted and are the greatest force
for good in the United States to-day.
"No one man can accomplish any?
thing alone. I am not a one-man man.
My opinion is your opinion, because
when the convention, the voice of the
Legion speaks it speaks to me, and when
I speak I speak the edict of the Ameri?
"I ask icff the support of every le?
gionnaire; if that support is forthcom?
ing we will have a year of ach?ve?
The New York delegation is leaving
the convention city to-night, with the
exception of the members of the Na?
tional Executive Committee, who will
stay here for the meeting of that body
The delegates from New York have
won a host of friends by their nttitude
during the convention. Under the lead?
ership of Wade H. Hayes, former New
York department commander, the dele?
gation has supported all the progres?
sive nxasures submitted to it, and ..a.
opposed vigorously those submitted
which it believed detrimental to the
best interests of the organization.
Are Excluded by Colby
Secretary Resents News Distor?
tion Charges Made by Repre?
* " sentative of New York ?Call
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?Secretary
Colby announced to-day that Paul
Hanna, correspondent of The New York
Call, a Socialist newspaper, and Lau?
rence Todd, associated with Mr. Hanna
in the Federated Press Bureau, would
not be permitted in the future to at?
tend the daily conferences which the
Secretary holds with the newspaper
The announcement was made at the
regular morning conference with the
correspondents and after the Secretary
had read a letter written by Mr. Hanna
to Fred A, Emery, head of the infor?
mation bureau of the State Depart?
ment. Mr. Hanna charged in the letter
that Mr. Colby was using the confer?
ences with the newspapermen as u
means o.f inspiring the press with
views of his own and that he also had
put wrong interpretations on the news.
Mr. Emery was asked in the letter to
obtain from Mr. Colby a statement in
defense of the charges so that it might
be published along with the original
The Secretary of State told the cor?
respondents that his whole object in
holding conferences with them was to
aid them in obtaining accurate infor?
mation and to cooperate in furnishing
international news to the public. He
asked the correspondents whether they
thought Mr. Hannas charges justified,
and H. C, McMillen, a correspondent of
The New York Evening Post, expressed
the opinion that they were, but he
added that he did not mean to impugn
the Secretary's integrity nor to appear
in the light of supporting the charges.
Mr. Hanna was not present at the
conference, but was represented by Mr.
Todd, who left the meeting immediate?
ly after the Secretary announced that
he and Mr. Hanna would not be per?
mitted to attend the gatherings in the
Sure of Victory as
Result of Primary
Evidence That Party IJaa
Won Bulk of Women
Voters Basis of Belief;
Drys Cast Heavy Vote
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
TRENTON, N. J? Sept. 39.-_.ew
Jersey will be overwhelmingly Repub?
lican at the general election, according
to the predictions of Republican lead?
ers of the state, as the result of yes,
terday's primaries.^ In one or two Con-,
gressional districts the party organiza?
tion was defeated, but this is not con?
sidered important compared to the out?
standing features of the primary vote
namely, that an overwhelming majority
of the women voters have affiliated with
the Republican party, and that they
| mean to express their wishes in No?
vember if yesterday's primary m.y be
: taken as indicative of their purpose.
In every one of the twelve districts
i of the state the vote was heavy, the
i women in many instances outnumber?
ing the men. In some precincts the
i boards were counting ballots well into
Several Surprises Recorded
The organization machines of both
parties received a setback or two. Tlv.
principal surprise in the Repubhca'i
party was in the 6th Congressional Pa?
triot, where late returns show former
Assemblyman Randolph Perkins as de?
feating Representative John E. Ram?
sey for the nomination. Perkins wa-t
the "dry" candidate endorsed by the
Anti-Saloon League. In the Republi?
can contest in the Third District tlie
result is still in doubt. Mayor T.
Frank Appleby of Asbury Park and
John W. Herbert, of Helmctta, for?
mer chairman of the State Highway
Commission, are running a very cloas
The most interesting feature of th?5
Democratic primaries was the defeat of
the' organization candidate for the
Congressional nomination in the Ninth
District. Representative Daniel F,
Minahan, candidate of the anti-Nugent]
forties, again won out over Hugh C,
Barrett, leader of the minority in th?
house of Assembly, the candidato of
the Nugent organization. This fiRhti
is so close that, it is just possible this
result may be changed.
Bacharach Has Hard Fight
Representative Isaac Bacharach de?
feated Senator William 11. Bright for
the Congressional nomination in th??
Second District. This light aroused
more interest than any other i-ont?'t?r_
in the state. It was a ?straight, tight;
between the wets and the drys. Tho
Anti-Saloon League backed the Bright
campaign with ?arge contributions and
it took energetic work on the part
of the party machine to pull Bacharach
The Congressional nominees in tho
twelve districts are: First, Francis F,
Patterson. R.; William F. Kramer. D.
Second, Isaac Bf-eharach. R.; Dr. Will?
iam E. Jonah. 1). Third, T. Frank Ap?
pleby. .R-. William A. Ramsay, D.
Fourth, K C. Iiutchinson, R.; Dr.
Charles C. Brown?:, U. Fifth, Ernest R.
Ackerman, R.; Richard K. (.'lenient, D.
Sixth, Randolph Perkins, R.; Thomas
A. Shields, D. Seventh, Amos Rad
cliffe, R._ Nicholas Hughee, D. Kighth,
Everett W. Taylor. P.: Cornelius A.
McGlennon, D. Ninth, R. Wayna
Parker, R.; Daniei F. Minahan, D.
Tenth, Frederick R. Lehlbach. P.; Dal?
las Flanagan,, D Eleventh, Archibald
E. Olph, R.; John J. E3gan, ?. Twelfth,
Walter Williams, P.; Charles F. X.
O'Brien. D. '
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