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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920
Rain and much cooler to-day ; fair ??n't* .
cool to-morrow; northwest
Full report on ln??t par?
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TWO CENTS I THREE CENT?
In Grruter New York I Within ZOO Miles
Two inspectors Demoted
and Several Switched
After Secret Meeting;
Some Captains Affected
Dwver Moved ,
Down a Grade
Veteran Who Assisted
in the Becker Inquiry
and Fennelly Disciplined
r. : ce Commissioner Richard K. Kn
his chief inspector, William J.
ihcy. whose authority recently was
tereased to give him the power of a
f police, und several of their
onies in the uniformed force assom
conclave behind the steel
ors at Headquarters yesterday.
The conference lasted for hours and
?en it was over there were rumors
at several inspectors had been re
iced, several captains promoted and
merous transfers made. It was said
?it the biggest shake-up since Com?
er Enright was appointed would
revealed in to-day's orders.
Two Inspectors D-moted
-Ac e pr ted last night
lt i\ ??. some truth in the
A', least two inspectors have
?he rank of captain,
?s Jc-.-n F. Dwyer, ".ho has
en an h spector for eight yt irs and
? bei ng-arm clean man
two : lici commissioners. The
''. Hiam F. Fennelly. Both re
rted to the n nk of captain at mid
? ?? ? ere ( ra ; sfe.rred are
leph A. Conbo\i, William ?VBoettler,
' ,mes' S. Bolan.'Edv ard I. Walsh and
McDonald. Captair John F.
? ? ? ? : Captain Byron R. Sackett
-? made acting inspectors.
[> -? ' , . held the rank of inspector
i - held my other rank
! : ci ! ?epartment and much
i gc than most policemen remain
??peciors. He ha? been a policeman
'??:"'. although absent on leave
iring the Spanish War, in which he
?erved in the navy. He was made a
captain ir>. 1912 and within a month
if ter that promotion Rhinelandor
Vi ildo. then Police Commissioner, made
hi " an inspector.
appointment as inspector was
made shortly after the murder of Her?
ren Rosenthal by "Bald Jack" Rose's
mien. He was placed in charge of
the "White Light" district, in which
had been waged the gamblers' war.
Of which Rosenthal was a victim, and
he fell heir to all the troubles and
taxations born of these troublous
tin-.- - in the department.
Dwyer startled a Broadway which
r>d become used to policemen who
r uld he "fixed." His avmen hewed
? eir way into the most sequestered
; d aristocratic gambling houses. He
j*;i: med p i -men at the
? h ve-e under sus
?.;?'..'.. warned every
ody who entered the place that
wyer's raiders migh' "i n in at any
me. buch warnint, ? were had for
Aided Becker inquiry
, While Dwyer was thu engaged
larles S. Whitman, then District At
? r:iey, was pri ring the case against
? lice Lieut nanl Charles Becker and
e four gunmen who shot Rosenthal,
d engagii g i general inquiry
to police conditions which followed
-- at murder. Dwyer vas one of the
w policemen who aided this inquiry.
fiis enemies were numerous, both in
W departme n of it. The lat
ade chargi - of assault against his
/' ect ivei i get injunc
' :' I ' al complaints
il st the inspector himself. The for
4 r sought to injure him in more
' t>t!e ways. Their efforts failed. Jn
S ctor Dwyer rod. out the storm.
He still was inspector in charge of
<? T ? derloin when Arthur Woods he??
i m o Police Commissioner. Commis
. oner Woods shifted him to the lower
1 ist Side, and Dwyer's enemies de
' ared that he had been discip
? nmmissioner Woods never said
hether he had been or not, but from
>e vigorous renewal of Dwyer tactics
gainst the Turkish baths, gambling
ouses, cot?ee house stuss games and
,'nderworld resorts of tro East Side it
'light be judged that purpo
ommissioner Woods in making the
?'Bnsfcr was not to discipline Dwyer
When the Police Department was put
a war basis and the . ?lice reserves
'gajiized, with Rodman Wanamakcr
. a Special Depvrj Police Commis
ioner in charge ol thai department,
Qipeotor I ade the uni
( rmed head of the reserves. The pres?
et administrate i during ^ ich in
<?rest in the po ve>i became
Gm: .?stop ftoiks Siiepi
% $-,--^000 Maze
One Pier and Several Hants
B?n><i; Italian ??tea whip
Dq.ru.~ed: Fin Chief Wtrned
?A \ Ks 'ON Sei ? H? cu
-, JLi Ju.^? S'-r Fire, start
Ski w?P ,r Mn* ": the Galveston
on? t-n mor?In8 ire ad rap id! v
?5 and , T'- \ro,1V Proving Pier
?" and a part of the plant of the rotron
fonce tit i!,, ?,.? . J l Uk cotton
foncent,-.,, i.'?luii' coiton
damaL ;,n ?ompany ?"d causing
SJ3? eTh?aied at T than $2,
: n st*?l.l- n?e.r control, but the
pined to burn, he Urv SJ,road> con"
ht flames could reach S?fety Vu^
Sflnds of bale, of colterL hei5' J hou*
All the fire. f.ghUne"wBVC de8trFld'
eity . responded" to ?V'V" of th';
Sowing thtrty miles an h?' bnut , v;'''1
Bremen's work difficult ?Ur m"]c th<i
forty freight ears on track? ?? n
?fPbur plant were destroyed\
*>o the plant of the Ant?$ M,nTas
company, a cottonseed grink? Jft?8
cere.. 'Ming con
1 i'('reJ Chi('f Ryan received a U.fr
fwUrdw postmarked from some c ,
m C?nad?, warning him that he ?I'
fe&un?5 J? *be,de8troyed'' The ???*
J?-hich he took to be the work o? ?
P|?nk, w?^signfd merely "John."
:?'''y fin",' '"'V ??mKhinu or war? you a
?rtaY&S' "fJ"Tr Vttlu*bi? arttcia? In
jun? T.!ephon? Botkm.n 3000_Advt
Twins Save Mother
From Death for Marder
OTTAWA, Sept. 30. ? Mrs.
Mario Anna Houde Gagnon, moth?
er of twins born two months ago
in prison, who was sentenced to
be executed to-morrow at Quebec,
will serve a life sentence in the
penitentiary instead. The Cabi?
net Council has commuted the
sentence. She was convicted of
Testimony of physicians sub?
mitted to the Cabinet, showed that
the execution of Mrs. Gagnon
would jeopardize the life of her
babies. Mrs. Gagnon was con?
victed of murdering her ;-i"r>
daughtcr under conditions of ?.
Soon to Help
Reservo Board Reports a
Revival of Reduction
Wave and Its Spread
to Many Retail Lines
Business Is Stabilizing
Early Renewal of Building,
With Relief of the Hous
iiif; Crisis. Is Forecast
\\ ASHINGTON, Sept :;? : Rv "'!?? As
iated Press) - Prie? .: ; . hua
taken hold of the wholesale trade to
? an extent that soon must be felt sub?
stantially in lower prices t(i consum?
ers, according to the Federal Reserve
Board's mont' 'y business review, made
public to -II i > ..
Revival of the wave of price reduc?
tion and its spread to many retail
lir.es was attributed to "a more exact?
ing demand by the buying public as to
price and quality." Retail purchasers
? are showing continued determination
i to await a move by dealers to meet
those demands, while foregoing luxu?
ries and semi-luxuries, reports declared.
. Although the board believed the buy
i ing public was largely dominating the
I market now, it said that labor and
I production were having a marked effect
' on prices. There was much evidence.
| it said, of increased efficiency on the
| part of labor and as a result produc
? tion was <>n the increase and factory!
operation beginning to approach nor
Summed up, the board's findings
were that "business conditions now are |
definitely on the road toward stability
of as great and confirmed a nature as ?
; the disturbed position of the world at
"Continuance of the process of re?
adjustment in business and industry
has been an outstanding feature of the
last month," the review said. This has
?been accompanied by price r?ductions!
| and by the resumption of work in
branches of industry where hesitation
as to future outlook had led to sus
"After an apparent plowing down in
the price reduction movement during '
] midsummer, it has again reappeared
; and the month of September saw sub?
stantial cuts in well known makes of i
automobiles, various classes of textiles,
| shoes and leather and other whole?
sale prices. Reductions have occurred
in a variety of staples, including
wheat. Changes in prices have tended
to make business men and bankers
cautious about future commitments."
Drops in prices have featured almost
all of the textile lines,- agents of the
various Reserve banks reported, and
they added that, due to reductions al?
ready announced by wholesalers and
jobbers, the retailers are buying care?
fully and not in large quantities. The
retailer's attitude was depicted as
necessarily conservative, for the rea?
son that a market with a downward
trend leaves him the alternatives of
taking a loss, or keeping his shelves
locked with high-priced goods.
Similar influences were shown to be
hearing on the shoe and leather in?
dustry. In these lines, particularly,
the reports of the hoard disclosed, the
' influence of a demand lessened by high
(irires is strong and gives no indication
of weakening. Because of this appar?
ent sentiment, the review stated, re?
tailors are postponing buying, or are
buying only for current requirements.
While housing conditions were rep?
resented as being acute in all com?
munities, the board's figures held out
hope for an early renewal of construc?
tion. Material prices show the effect
of price cutting in other commodities
aid "certainly have passed the peak,"
] the review said.
Chicago and environs have been most
tavored with respect to price reduc?
tions in building materials and con
,' struction. According to the board's
reports prices there fell between 15
! and '?b per cent during the last thirty
[ days. The feeling was said to prevail
that price revision in this, like other
| lines of trade, was due to spread.
V, S. Sugar Dealers Lose
Heavily as Pri?es Drop
E. F. Atkins Estimates Shrink?
age at $250,000,000 in Stock
Value; 2,000,000 Tons Here
BOSTON7, Sept. 30. The drop in prices
ras caused a shrinkage in sugar values
i of at least ?2.r)0,000,000, according to an
' estimate made to Attorney General
Allen to-da.v by Edwin F. AtVin?, ' 'ad
of a local sugar firm and ai a.?icial
of several of the largest rompan es in
this country and Cuba. He estimated
i slocks of sugar in this country now
! at 2,000,000 tons.
The Attorney General, who is inves?
tigating the rece.nl hi; r. prices, ex
I "-sed the opinion that the American
S upar Refining Company should have
j absorbed some of the loss as a means
of helping small dealers who bad
j stocked up. The Attorney General said
he had knowledge that the company, ;
I immediately before the decline, made
It compulsory for customers to do busi- '
j n?es on written contracts stipulating j
(CoBtlrtuwl ?i? P??? ??<"?'
Taft to Speak
Nominee Announces That
Ex-President Will Work
to Obtain Election of
the Republican Ticket
Both on Stump
After October 15
Declares He Has Given
No Hedge on League;
From n staff Correspondent
MARION, Ohio, Sept. 30.?Former
President Taft and Herbert C. Hoover
will take an active part in the Presi?
dential campaign of Senator Harding '
after October 15. The Republican
nominee said here to-day that both
would take the stump in his behalf.
In making the announcement Senator
"President Taft is going to do his
best to elect a Republican President
It is believed that all arrangements
for ?.he participation of Mr. Hoover
and Mr. Taft were made by the Re?
publican National Committee speakers'
bureau, of which Senator Harry S
New, of Indiana, is the held. Senator
Harding said he had had r.o direct com?
f1.?cation with Mr. Taft.
Not PSedirH on ! fatine
! ' ,-?.:; he '?'!'.''':'.
marii .'? a! dutely clear to-daj that
not p edged himself concerning
the League of Nations to Senator
Borah or S< nator Johnson or Mr. Taft
( r Mr. 11 lov r lie has not written let?
ters to ?ny of those gentlemen giving
any pledge of any sort, he said.
For several days dispatches origi?
nating in Washington have reported
that Mr. Borah and Mr. Johnson have
threatened to abandon their support
in the campaign unless the Republican
candidate pledged himself to scrap the
league. Some of the reports said that
Senator Harding had given such a
pledge. He denied this flatly to-day.
The elect ion of the Republican ticket
in November in the "solemn refer?
endum" on the "Wilson League of Na?
tions will simply decide, so far as Sena?
tor Harding is "concerned, the kind of
league of nations the United States
of America will not. join.
Repeatedly in his speeches Senator
Harding declared that he does not en?
tertain the slightest idea of foisting
upon the country any scheme of inter?
national cooperation of his own devis?
ing. He has said again and again that
the American people must decide that
question for themselves.
One of the things that impressed the
candidate most deeply about the reac?
tions of his audiences on the campaign
trip to Baltimore, West Virginia and
Kentucky that ended last night was the
astonishing spontaneity and vigor of
the applause that greeted every refer?
ence of his to "one-man government."!
That idea stirred the crowds more than
15,000 in Kentucky Crowd
But that does not account for the
extraordinary crowds that turned out
to hear him, nor for their unusual
efforts to shake hands with him. At
Ashland, Ky., yesterday afternoon, for
example, Senator and' Mrs. Harding
were literally engulfed in a struggling
swarm of humanity when they left the
platform from which he had spoken in
a public park. There were at least
15,000 persons there, 'and each indi?
vidual in the mass seemed to have but
one idea?to shake hands with "the
That seemed to be the thought that
moved them; that they actually were
shaking hands with the next President.
This was an interesting theme of
speculation aboard the Harding special
last night and at the front porch
It may be said that after this strenu?
ous trip the front porch is more popu?
lar with Senator Harding than ever be?
fore. His voice was a trifle husky to?
day, but this was not to be wondered
at in view of his efforts to make him?
self heard at the last three meetings
he addressed yesterday. All of them
were open air affairs at Ashland and
at Ironton and Portsmouth, Ohio. He
fairly shouted in order to make him?
self heard. None knows better than
Senator Harding that that sort of thing;
is not oratory. "Vocal gymnastics" is.
his term for it.
If his personal wishes were to rule,
the front porch campaign would con?
tinue until thi> finish.. The Senator has
long realized, and now more than ever,
that a Presidential candidate cannot |
agree to speak in a distant city and j
then travel there and back, ignoring all !
the small town folks who gather at '
the railroad stations to seo him. He is
now confronted with a speaking tup.
that will take him West to Omaha and
Oklahoma City, another South to Chat
tartooga, and another in the East to
Buffalo (October 21), New Haven,
Conn., and Newark, N. J. The New
York City engagement is still unde?
WOmen's Day To-day
The candidate knows thoroughly thai
though these trips appear on the sched?
ule to be mild affairs of one or two
speeches a day, when he starts out |
1-.,- can't possibly make fewer than eight
or ten a day without running the risk!
of offending a great many people. 1
However/the front porch will be in
the limelight again to-morrow It is;
"Women's Day," and the candidate has
prepared a very important address on
social justice. In it he w.U make some
decidedly constructive proposals. Many
' (Continued on page three)
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8 P. M. SATURDAY
Soda Clerks, Waiters,
Cooks Strike in St.Louis
ST. LOUIS, Sept. .30.?A gen?
eral strike of cooks, waiters and ?
soda dispensers, .which union of- i
ficials assert, will affect the prin?
cipal hotels <ind clubs, as well as
many restaurants here, was called
The strike call was the result |
of an announcement of members !
of the Hotel and Restaurant !
Keepers' Association that their
establishments will be operated I
on the "open shop" basis.
Louis F. Post
Assistant Secretary of La-^
bor Is Denounced as a
"Serious Menace to Se-,
curity" at Convention j
Democrats Lead Attack
|"Hard Boiled*' Smith Made
the '?'Goat*' for Superior
Officers, It Is Charged
From a staff Correspondent
CLEVELAND, ()., Sept. 30.?For the
first time in its history, the American
Legion to-day demanded the immediate
i dismissal from service of a public of
1 ficial. He '?'-. Louii V. Post, Assistant
I Secretary ui Labor, who is charged
! a "serii o , nace to public
? <"?: ' >..?? on... ... lo" iemains in of- i
This drastic stop, the first attempt
of the veterans to attack without res
! ervation a member of the Administra
: tion, indicates that the legion pur
| poses to light harder for undiluted '
I Americanism, The committee which
; recommended the action after thor- ,
' ough investigation is composed of two
! self-avowed Democrats and one Kepub
Pass' Drastic Resolution
A resolution denouncing Mr. Post
: was introduced at to-day's session of
the national, executive committee, com?
posed of the national officers and a
representative of each of the states
; and territories, together with dele?
gates from France, Belgium and the
i British Isles. It follows:
"Whereas, In the report of our spe- ;
j cial investigating committee, we are j
I convinced that. Louis F. Post, Assistant :
. Secretary of Lahor, has been guilty ul
obstructing the enforcement of alien!
deportation laws and that his continu- ?
ation in office is a serious mo?aco to
public security, now, therefore, he it
"Resolved, That we approve and
adopt the report of the investigating!
committee and that the national com- j
mander be directed to take all steps
necessary to secure the dismissal of
the said Louis F. Post at the earliest
??'ear which had been expressed by
some that the resolution would place
the Legion on record as being par?
tisan, because the criticized official is
a member of the Administration, was
dispelled when the fight was led by
several prominent Democrats. One of
these latter believed the action should
be postponed until after the election,
"There can be no question of the
truth of the facts offered. We offer
no defense for this man, or lus
acts, but this subject is being investi?
gated by a committee of Congress; the
committee has made no report, and
why should the Legion indict, one party
because of facts that lead to conclu- j
sions as to leaning toward Bolshevist ?"
The suggestion of delay met with
vigorous opposition from severa!
prominent Southern Democrats. One of j
these was Emmet O'Neal, of Kentucky,
who war a strong contender for the ;
post of rational commander last year. '
Roy Hoffman, who is a leader i:i the
Democratic party in Oklahoma, do-'
I clared : "This is an American organi?
zation, and we have determined what
we believe is right."
The report of the investigation
committee, composed of M. K. Gor?
don, of Kentucky; Wilbur (.'. Hall,
of Virginia, and Cr?mpton Har?
ri;, of Alabama, dealt with. the'
acts of Secretary Post in cancelling
deportation warrants issued against
avowed anarchists, communists and
others. Several cases were cited in
winch, the committee charged the official
had nullified the real purpose < f the
law and that his acts showed a radical
tendency inimical to the principles of '
Henry Weinberger, a lawyer of New
York City, was mentioned in the lc- ,
(Continued on page nine)
Not to Move
Van Owners Join Hilly
and Copeland in No?
tice of Lack of Homes
and Furniture Trucks
Health of Public
Menaced by Shifts
Household Goods Cannot
Remain in Streets More
Than Few Hours To-day
Warnings urging people not to move
to-day unless they find it imperative
were issued yesterday .by Arthur J.
W. Hilly, chairman of the Mayor's
Committee on Rent Profiteering, the
Van Owners' Association and Dr. Royal
S. Copeland, Health Commissioner
Lack of sufficient vans to carry the
furniture of all those who want U
move, disputes over leases arising oui
of the new rent laws, and the dangei
of families rushing into new hornet
where health conditions are not prop
erly safeguarded were pointed to a:
threatening great confusion if as man?
families shift their residences as i
usual on October 1.
"Don't move your furniture out o
your old apartment unless you ar
sure that the v: apartment wV
you intend to i.oc ? ?? hi>" been v.c
by the last rei i," said f'i.....
.Morris, president of the Van Owner:
Association. He said that about 1,20
vans owned, by the members >i hi
organization would he busy from da\
light to midnight carrying the furn
lure of families who had made ai
rangements a month ago.
Vans Cannot Meet Demands
About 800 other vans owned by it
dependent concerns also have bee
pressed into service. It was estimate
that they would be able to carry abot
5,000 loads during the day, wrhich, a
cording to Mr. Hilly, is less than on
tenth of tbe loads packed up ai
awaiting to be hauled.
Applicants for moving service ye
terday were told that they would ha'
to give two weeks' notice. Mr. Morr
said that the drivers of vans hi
been cautioned not to move anyboi
until assurances were given that i
new apartment had been vacated ai
the furniture wouV! not have to
toft on the sidewalks or in the ha
ways of buildings.
Officials of the bureau of incui
hrances of the Street Cleaning Depai
ment declared that no furniture wot
lie permitted to remain on sidewal
more than a few hours. The bure
has thirteen stables in Manhatu
eight in Brooklyn and four in t
Bronx. Each stable is equipped wi
one double and one single trui
Technically any furniture left on t
sidewalk is considered an incu:
brance and is subject to being haul
away to one of the bureau's stables
"But if we attempted to enforce tl
order we fear our stables would
buried beneath household effects," s;
an official of the bureau.
Ignore Landlords, Says Hilly
Mr. Hilly pointed out that tenai
should "not be stampeded into mi
ing" by threats of landlords. Un<
the new rent laws, he said, a ten;
does not have to move, whether son
one else has a lease to succeed h
or not. He advised those who are i
certain as to the wisdom of moving
"sit tight," and said that if the nu
lier of families moving could he k
within .'.Olio instead of from 50,000
75,000 as in former years, 'he dan;
of great confusion might be avoided
"Tenants should remember, howe\
that the new rent laws were not
tended to deprive every landlord
New York of his rent on October
said Mr. Hilly. "While the law gi
a tenant without a lease the right
remain where ho is, provided he
been unable to find a new home, ;
while til ose who have made leases h
the right to contest (lie reasonablen
of any increases they have agreed
pay, yet the law does not intend t
all rents shall be held up so that
landlords have no funds with which
do business, it would create a cha.
condition if the 00,000 landlords
morrow should lind th ir revenue
Copeland issues Warning
])]?. Copeland urgid the people no
move unless their new quarters ar?
comfortable as their old ones.
"The desire to move annually i
?Continuad on page nine)
Four of Crew Injured as Navy
Dirigible Hits Mountain Peak
il Di.s ni. ' '., 7 : ,- /',?,;,,,,?
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30. Four mem?
bers of the crew of the- navy dirigible
C-6 were severely injured to-day, when
the craft, became lost in a fog, hit the
side of Laurel Canyon, in the Santa
Monica Mountains, near Hollywood,
and rolled 200 feet down the steep
slope before sharp crags tore a hole
in the gas bag and it collapsed.
The cab of the dirigible, traveling
forty miles an hour, struck the moun?
tain ridge and was torn loose from its
hangers. Immediately the big gas bag
began to fall, and dragged the damaged
cab down the precipitous sides of the
canyon. The crew of five were carried
along \< it'll thi wreckage until tne gas
bag tir. "y ?. o! >.psed.
, Pilot Explains Accident
Lieutenant Gordon McDonald, the
pilot, explained the accidentas follows:
"We left Sai. Diego at R o'clock this
morning, bound for the big war game
at San Fed'-o Owing to the heavy fog
which e .tended from the surface up to
the 1,800-foot level, we were com?
pelled to fly above it and rod- through
an altitude of close to 'J,000 feet.
"We thought we were close to San
Pedro, and were maneuvering for a
landing place. We dropped down to
1,000 feet, and before we knew it we
were on top of the big hill in Laurel
Canyon. We were traveling slowly and i
could have zoomed the lull top if we
had been going at a faster speed.
"As it was, we struck the top of the :
hill and the crags tore a gash in the ;
side of the bag. At the same time our
car was torn loose from the dirigible
and we were catapulted out over the j
hi!! and down the side for a distance
of 200 feet.
Buried Beneath Wreckage
"We landed in a pile and were buried
:n the d?bris beneath the wreckage of
the car and entanglements.
"If we had had three feet to spare
we could have zoomed over the top of
the hill, but at the slow speed at which
we were traveling it was impossible.
The fog shut out everything just like a
dark blanket, and we were into the
crash before we had time to think."
Those injured are:
Lieutenant McDonald, both ankles
broken and severely bruised.
L. A. Pope, lieutenant junior grade,
Eugene Fry, chief machinist's mate,
cuts and bruises.
Ralph Hartman, chief quartermaster,
cuts and bruises.
The dirigible, which was 200 feet
long, contained 170,000 cubic feet of
gas. This did not explode. Witnesses
who saw the crash went to the aid of
the injured and summoned an ambu?
lance, which took them to a Los
THE P I. A Z A
GRILL ROOM now open. Te?. Dinner
?nd Supper Dane??.
Hoy ne Off for Chicago
With Proof of Ball Plot;
Jury to Sift All Games
'Benedict Arnolds'7 of White Sox
Denounced by Boston Neusboys
BOSTON, Sept. 30.?Newsboys of this city to-day put themselves
on record as condemning the Chicago baseball players whose corrup?
tion in the last world series, they said, struck a "murderous blow at
the kids' game." They were as quick, however, to recognize the men
who stood by the best principles of the sport, and the formal resolutions
which they adopted commended Ray Schalk and Dick Kerr "for their
manly stand against the Benedict Arnolds of baseball."
It was a serious discussion for the boys, some of whom knew the
players, intimately. One had carried bats for Joe Jackson to obtain
admission to the grounds when the outfielder played here, and another
had borrowed the glove of Eddie Cicotte for fielding practice, while
the pitcher took his turn a-, bat. All had followed closely the exposure
at Chicago which toppled over their idols, and a special meeting of the
Roosevelt Newsboys' (Tub was called between morning and evening
deliveries to get them together for consideration of the matter. Their
'.'Resolv? .!, That the right White Sox players be condemned and
punished for their murderous blow at the kids' game, and be it further
resolved, that Ray Schalk and Dick Kerr be commended for their
manly stand 'igai' st the Benedict Arnolds of baseball."
il /"'., ? I
Secretary Asserts Release
Granted Before Expira?
tion of Sentence Was Due
to Good Prisen Conduct
Takes All Responsibility
| Says Prisoner Asked Rijrht
to Serve Out Full Term,
Fearing Adverse Criticism
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.?Complete
responsibility Cor the release of Lieu
i tenant Frank H. Smith, known through?
out the army as "Hard Boiled" Smith,
was assumed to-day by Secretary of
War Baker, after it became known that
the officer convicted of cruelty to Amer?
ican soldier prisoners in France had
been paroled after serving only nine
months, and twenty-one days of his
eighteen months' prison sentence.
"Military prisoners in army dis?
ciplinary barracks," Mr. Baker said,
"are granted home parole and remis?
sion of sentence whenever prison of?
ficials approve their cases. The object
of army disciplinary barracks is to re?
store men to normal life as speedily
as their own reformation merits."
Secretary Baker said that he had
received 'requests from two former
commanding officers of Smith I at
clemency be shown in his case, because
of his previous good conduct. Mr.
Baker also received from Smith a let?
ter urging against clemency.
Smith Opposed Parole
"Smith, asked," Secretary Baker add?
ed, "that he be not granted any clem?
ency. He wanted to serve oui his full
sentence. He said hi had been sub?
ject, to so much criticism ami adverse
comment that he did tu.' want any ac?
tion taken that might provoke fn h
Secretary Baker said he did not de?
sire to appear in the light of condoning
any acts of cruelty, but that the offi?
cers in command of prison barracks
in Prance had to deal with "great firm?
ness and deci ?on with the men of va?
ried dispositions and violent habits who
came under then- control."
Army r?gul?t ions ; :
ing the first year of confine
behavior is rewarded by reducing the
sentence five days a month. Oaring
the second year this remis-ion is in
creased to ten days a month. In
Smith's case, it appears, he was not
only given 120 days remitted sentence
for good behavior but was paroled on
March 20, 1920, just -even months and
twenty-nine days after his eighteen
months' term began.
After a press dispatch from Li
worth, Kan., revealed that Smith had
been released, the War Department
issued the following tatem
"In order to correct any misunder?
standing which may anse through this
press dispatch, the following
acts are given out for publication:
"Lieutenant Krank H. Smith was
tried by general court-mart
France and the sentence was publ
in general court-martial orders N'o.
324', general headquarters, American
(Continuad on paga seven)
Storm Off Jersey Coast
(?ale Along Entire Atlantic,
From New England to Cuba
WASHINGTON'. Sept. 30. The tropi?
cal disturbance first noted i the
Weather Bureau as centering in the
Gulf of Mexico was reported to-night
as having traveled northeastward,
with chief disturbar...- ! New
Jersey coast. The gale circling it. the
bureau said, extended along ;
tire Atlantic from New England to
Cuba, while winds continued high in ,
the Gulf. The lowest barometr
sur r * sorted to-night was at At i
Weather conditions along the track:
of the disturban..!- were unusual. The
bureau reported that the temperature
in a number of th ? Gulf states Thurs?
day morning was lower than recorded
in any previous September. There;
were frost- as far utl as Oklahoma
in the plains states
MacSwiney Grows Weaker
LONDON. Sept. 30.?The bu
issued by the Irish Self-Determination
League show that after a brighter day
Lord Mayor MacSwiney suffered from
sudden weakness at 8 o'clock to-night, i
?fter which hissiept
National League Executive
Says National Commission
Must Go if (rame Is to
Win Back Faith of Pecple
Higher Power Reeded
Declares Present Board,
Enmeshed in Politics,
By W: O. McGeehan
The National Commission, for years
the ruling power in organized baseball,
j will be shorn of its powers and sup?
planted by a higher commission as the
result of the baseball corruption re?
vealed in Chicago, according to John
Heydler, president of the National
League and himself a member of 1
The new ruling board will be made
up of men who ave not financia I
terested in various clubs or leagues
and who never have been involved ?n
the tangled politics of professional
"Scrap : he NTat ional Com i n,"
| said Mr. Ilej dler ht on his ar?
rival from < liiicago, ?? here \ ?
befo ?? the grand ; iry. "It musM be
supplanted by a nev, power and a big?
ger power for the sake of the preserva?
tion df tl e game. ?' : - not a qu
1 of finding a new chairman for this com?
mission. The commission is so tangled
in its own political mi i that it can
accomplish nothing, and any action i:
.ke would be o ?
Only Hope for Game
Mr. Heydler did
how the work of getting th
ing power for baseball would
but he declared that only a new body
entirely dissociated from
commission would bring bac .
lai faith in baseball.
"And ::' this is not done," he
"all the goo . I ? out of
this Chicago inve tigation will !
Basebal ! has had a soul shock, a
one, a trag one from which
it can recover. But it needs the aid of
strong and fearless men. it will be
ea. \ enough to lind fhem, for baseball
of Amei ?:. ht soi
will com.' forward : o help in I
darkest hour of trouble."
Asked if hi ... - r a Federal
commission to have entire
of profe baseball, *>:>- ai d little,
Mr. Heydler said: "That mi
?red without Federal intervention.
"Thi ? . . 1 '"ly in ba eball
(Continued nn next pagf)
Herzog Slashed by Tan
At Joliet Ball Park
Former Giant Wounded 3 Times
as Crowd Surges About the
Auto Hearing tlie Cub Players
( HICAGO, '?-; ? W ?
i of the i ' nal League ti am
were ? ill park at J
ill., aft r an exl
ternoon ne man of a crowd
Charles I "Buck" time i
with a knife, shout
"Here are somi I 11 rooked Chi?
cago ball players!"
H< rzoi he palm of
. ? arm and left
man 1 I ? nninj
of '.in . " ( ib
nocked him off the
step, leaning out of tne d ?or to push him
away. - A si rushed 1 hrough
the crowd ai ted !i< r::<>? with a
knife, I the crowd
intervi m i I . ?' for 1 he
.;? was one of the two ]
f J. ( ' ?.
the New York (liants, at the -.'art of
the grand jury here,.
as having attempted to bribe him to
"throw" a baseball tame. Herzog was
I biame by P*2sident
Heydler of the National League in hi
statement before the grand jury, Heyd?
ler producing affidavits concerning the
case when he testified.
Proseeiitor Asserts He Got
Evidence of Two Men in
New York Corroborat?
ing Players" Confessions
Inquiry Will Cover
Last Year and Half
Rothstein Says He Aided
in Exposing Frauds; Is
Done With All Gambit rs
Maclay Hoyne, State Attorney
of Cook County, Illinois, whose office
is rushing the case against the eight
White Sox players nnd two gamb'ers ?
indicted m connection with ? xing
the worin series in 1919, left New
York for Chicago las': night with
new evidei h he thought
would go far toward convicting
those under ?nd ? i I
That thi Chief ; i . ? - ?
I I ' ':..!: ||
ured ye- e i -.. when
.lustice of the Cook County < : iminal
Court, announced that all players
and gamblers involved in the crook
edness would be indicted, tried and
punished. Jude:? McDonald ?dded
that every suspicious game played
in the last eighteen months also
would be investigated.
The evidence thus far presented
to the Chicago grand jury, Mr.
Hoyne said, has not been supported
by corroborative testimony. This
information, he asserted,'he now has.
The now facts, he sai;'., were ob?
tained from two New Yorkers who
are neither ball players nor gam
blers. They confirm the stories told
by numerous witnesses to the grand
jury, and agree with the tales of
those of the players who confeased.
Did Not See Attell or Rottist?rSa
' The prosecutor refused to give
the names of his informants, and said
specifically he had spoken to neither
Arnold Rothstein nor Abe Atti I, whose
ram..- have been menl onnee
fixing d< als He added
that he had also been reliably in?
ri was -::i no way
ted with the tl rowing proposi?
tion. It is understood that the new
farts have been ; the prose?
cutor in ... r. form and that the
are ready to back up their
stories bj p< . onal appearance before
the grai :' ??< cessary,
i - - ence will be place i before
the panel as soon as he reaches Chi?
cago to-day, he said, and the cases
th all speed.
Mr. Hoyne had been at the Waldorf
for the .last week. He said
:..? had ordered Che casi s halted tera
itil his return.
"The 1 have
n ! here," Mr. Hoyne said, "is
along ? thai given by .several
t at this
time it it will 1 ?? of great
tain facts as
-. am ? ,'en to me
v York m ? otirely
. to neither
1 tell after I
of the con
. but I am
eve it w ill go a long way
some of thi -ved to
Knows Nothing of Frauds This Year
? ' he had no
happen in so far as the ?esults of thi*
gation arc concerned," lie re
"In ! hav<
nc< s where ballplayer!
rs. <>nce I
1 ' f thi:
and i am in high hopes that the presen
bring about such t
"I am convinced that thf> whole affa;
grew out of the gigantic pool-sellin;
? :ma. If ?,. ? 'he bot
torn of i -a bas?
Referring to the penalties that migh
be inflicted on tho.se found gu
prosecutor . lid: "The crime of gam
nor in Illinois. !f the player
they c hed under a la'
I ? > r r '
posai 'e t ten- ? ?
M '? Hoj n . be d*
.um Offen \?>i^tance
pan ire from tl
to Prosecutor Hoyne offering
.".on of ?
ection with the eroi I
la!. The offer ,
ontingent upon Mr. Ho'
g that some act was committee
county. "Concocting a scheme
lowevar," said Mr. Swar
"il that took place in the City of *
pork, is merely a misdemeanor"
Several players and gamblers whe
?names have been brought to the fc