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Fair to-?lny and to-morrow; ?lo?ly
rising temperature to-morrow
Full Report on Last l'a g?
In Greater New York
Within 200 Mile?
FOT K CENTS
Early Action by U. S. Fore?
cast by Colby as Result
of Pledge by Obregon
Agent to Settle Claims
Board Is Proposed
Announcement Comes ;is
Surprise to Washington
After Wall St. Rumor
from The rrtbune'a Washington Buffnu
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.?Early rec?
ognition of the Mexican government
by the United States was forecast to?
day by Secretary of State Colby in a
statement following the receipt of a
letter from Roberto Pesqueira, confi?
dential agent of the Mexican govern?
ment, at 'Washington, which pledged
his government to the settlement of
? American claims and the protection of
America-, property rights in thatcoun-j
Confidence is expressed in Secretary
Colby's statement that the Mexican
government will meet all her obliga?
tions and that friendly relations can
he maintained between this govern?
ment and the republic south of the Rio ,
Grande under the new regime in con?
The Mexican diplomat, in his letter :
to the Secretary, pledged the Mexican
government to make good her obliga
tions through the decisions to be ren- ,
dered by <? joint commission named to
pass upon and adjudicate these claims;
declared that the national program of
future "?.'as based on
? ce," and finally de- :
nied ??- th ? goi that Mexican i;.ws
? ? road e and confiscatory.
action a Big Surprise
assured the Mexican
repn i al the "preliminaries I
.: confidently proceed"!
promise of a speedy and
The ? - early recognition of;
? the r< spo i se made :
by to Mr. Pesqueira's
reated a big surprise here be
E-ai ed denials of State '
i ?' als that this govern- '
ted resumption of dip
relati s with Mexico in the ?
?? ? ?'.-.'
iVhal connection George Creel, the i
r; 1er chairman of the President's :
tee on Public Information, who
returi ed from Mexico City,
:?- he conferred with President de
la H ?'?:. General Obregon and other
? d in advancing the time for
rec was not mad"
? ? ? " iry I olby and Under Secretary
.. ; ave declared that Mr.
to Mexico City was
? ' t of pol i" ical recogn : t ion.
In ':.. nfen nee with newspaper
? ..? ? ci of the state?
ment ? lay Secretary Colby declined
? out on the connection, if
ny, George Creel had in the matter.
He insi ted thai Mr. CreePa mission to
Mexico City -.mis In no way involved in
.mplated recognition of that
government by the I nited States.
Wall Street Humor Denied
To-day's announcement by the State
Depar ment, it is understood, was pre
tl e report current on the
rtock market to-day that recognition
m be authorized. It wa3 in?
tended to withhold actual announce?
ment of the favorable progress in
negol ations between Mexico and this
government until after election.
Btatement Mr. Colby .said:
"The discu sions which have for
"nie time bei n in progress with Mr.
Pesqueira, r< presenting the Mexican
government, give promise of a speedy
and happy outcome. The letter which
he has addressed to me, and which I
?in to-day giving out for pub.ication, is
a very significant and. 1 may add, a
very gratifying und reassuring state?
ment of the attitude and purposes tf
the new government of Mexico.
"Mr. Pesqueira came to Washington
bearing; the fullest powers to speak and
act on behalf f his government, anil
has exhibited throughout the course of
the discussions a complete realization
of Mexico's international obligations.
just as his letter reflects clearly the
firm resolve of his government, to dis?
' ink I am warranted in saying
that the Mexican question will soon
:ea?( to be a question at all, inasmuch
?s It is about to be answered, not only
?a It concerns the United States but,
indeed, the whole world as well.
"The new government of Mexico has
piven indication of stability, sincerity
fend a creditable sensitiveness to its
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Fiance Dies While Girl
Tries On Wedding (?own
Miss Iiiperxoll Makes a Tragic
Prophecy Almost at Moment
of Mr. Scheerer'is Death
Jane Bond Ingersoll, daughter of
1 bar?es H. Ingersoll, president of the
Ingersoll Watch Company, .was pros?
trated yesterday at her home, 20fi
''pper Montclair Avenue. Montclair,
N. J., as a result of the sudden death of
her fianc?, William Scheerer, jr., of
Hast Orange, N. J., Thursday. Al?
though a remark which Miss Ingersoll
l?t fall almost at the moment of the
young man's death seemed tragically
rophetic in the light of the event, it
ad no significance for her at the time.
Sh? and Mr. Scheerer, who were to
he married on November ltf, motored
'o this city Thursday, Miss Ingersoll
to try on her wedding gown und Mr.
Sheerer to have his tonsils removed.
"I wortder if I'll ever wear this!" ex?
claimed [Miss Ingersoll as the gown
"as draped about her.
Krom the dressmaker's she arid her
mother went to the hospital, where
they learned that Mr. Scheerer had
died less than an hour before on the
He was twenty-four years old, was
raduated from Princeton in 1917 and
ad been assistant cashier of the Union
?"'ational Bank of Newark, of which
"is father is president, since his dis
*harg? from the navy, in which he was
?a ensign during the war.
Hungary Must Ratify
Treaty by Nov. 15
PARIS, Oct. 29.?The Allies
have sent a noto to the Hungari?
an government demanding ratifi?
cation of the Treaty of Trianon
not later than Novemher 15, it
was learned to-day.
In the event that no action is
taken by that time, the note
points out that "certain conse?
quences" will result. A law pro
vidinp for ratification has been
introduced in the Hungarian Par?
Of Ruth Cruger,
Gets 27 Years
Italian Jury Find* Him
Guilty of First Decree
Murder, Assault Attempt
ajid Passport Fraud
Slayer's Confession Bared
Brother-in-Law and Watch?
maker Assert Prisoner
Admitted Killing Girl
Special Coble to The Tribune
Copyright, 1020, Sew Y.>rk Tribun? In.-.
BOLOGNA, Italy, Oct. W.?-Alfredo
Cocchi, on trial in this city this week
for the second time for the murder of
Miss. Ruth Cruger, eighteen-year-old
New York high school sirl, in Feb?
ruary, 1917, was found guilty to-day on
lour counts. He was sentenced to
serve twenty-seven years in prison.
The charges against him were mur?
der, attempted a.;sau!; ;..? i falsifying
passports and military enrollment rec?
Testimony introduced at the last day
of the trial concerned the manner of
the girl's death and ('ocelli's connec?
tion with it. A death certificate signed
by h New York physician was intro?
duced to show that the girl's death had
resulted from a fracture <>t" her skull.
Another physician, who is attached to
the office of the attorney for New York
County, testified through an interpre?
ter. He told how the police had
watched ships departing for Europe,
believing that Miss Cruger and Cocchi
might have planned to eiope. He re
ca ? ; how often, after months of
fruitless inv^ptigaiion, Mrs. Grace
Humiston, a lawyer engaged by Miss
Cruger's parents, had insisted upon a
thorough investigation of the Cocchi
shop, and how there she had superin?
tended the finding of the girl's body.
Wife Told of Flight
This physician testified that as soon
as the body had been found Mrs. Cocchi
admitted to the police that her husband
had fled to Italy and could be found in
Bologna. This evidence, he said, had
resulted in Cocchi's arrest. He said
he pitied ( occhi's poor wife in New
York, with her only child, making a
scanty living as a seamstress and hav?
ing to bear undeserved misfortune.
The next witness was Signer Baron
cini, (occhi's brother-in-law. He testi?
fied thai the murderer had confessed
his guilt to him and had told him also
of confessing to Father Mordetto in
New York befcre fleeing from that city.
Baroncini quoted Cocchi as expressing
fear < f the se\ tiij of the American
?aw against this sort of crime.
Another witness was Signor Derossi,
a watchmaker, who for some time past
has occupied the jail cell next to Coc?
chi, He testified that the defendant had
confessed to him.
rhe deposition ?r Mrs. Humiston was
read, telling how the Dociy was found,
lather Mordetto's deposition, which
was read, admitted that Cocchi came to
him just before leaving New York, but
said the Roman rite prevented his re?
vealing the nature or (occhi's confes?
Signor Venturini and Signor Bentini,
Btti j ? for the defense, in their clos?
ing arguments, tried at first to raise
the : >ubt that Miss Cruger might have
come to her death as a result of jeal
uus) between her ?nd Mrs. Crujer.
Later they argued that their client had
been suffering mental torture in his
d incstic affairs and was not responsi?
ble. Signor Bentini asked for a verdict
Justice Franchini, presenting the
ra,c for the prosecution, refuted the
arguments of the defense conclusively
and urged the conviction of the de?
Cocchi Killed Girl in Shop
Cocchi's crime was committed in the
bicycle shop he operated at ti-lL! West
i I Street. Miss Cruger hud stopped
there to get n pair of skates she had
left to be sharpened. She never 'aus
seen al \ ai te r vard.
The girl's disappearance mystified
the New York police for months. Sus?
picion was attached n < cni
cause Miss Cruger last had been seen
entering his shop and because he van?
ished soon r.fter the crime.
Almost six months after the girl's
disappearance her body was unearthed
in the basement of the bicycle shop. A
warrant was issued for Cocchi's arrest
and attempts were made to extradite
him, but failed because Italian law does
not permit extradition of an Italian
citizen for crime. Cocciii was arrested
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Selwyns Reduce Pri?es
For Tickets to Theater
First Producers to Join in Lower
Living Lost Movement Make
The Selwyns announced last night
that they were the first theatrical man?
agers m* this citv to join the price cut?
ting forces. The best seats at the
Tuv.es Square Theater, where Florence
Heed is playing in "The Mirage," hnve
been reduced from $3 to ?2.50, except
on Saturday nights, when the S-i rate
sti I prevails.
This reduction will be in force, it was
announced, in all theaters where Sel
wyn di matic productions are appear?
ing. T e best seats for Selwyn musi
cul shows are to be ?!'..
"This decision on the part of *hc
Selwvns," the announcement says, "to
take the initiative with regard to a re?
duction of prices was not forced by
slow business. The step was inspired
bv the belief that the new scale is oro
diictivc of a longer run than the higher
prices have achieved."
U. S. to Aid
Jos. Kaufmann Designat?
ed to Prosecute Under
Trust and Lever Laws
if Combine Is Shown
Untermyer to Ask
Empowered to Proceed
Before Grand Jury as
Special Aid to Swann
The Federal authorities took a hand
in the investigation of the alleged
building material combine yesterday
when Attorney General Palmer PP'
pointed Joseph Kaufmann, a local
lawyer, as a special United State, at?
torney to cooperate in the inquiry,
being conducted by the Lockwood join'
The appointment was made at th<
request of United States Attorney
Caffey to consider any evidence point
?i;g to violations of anti-trust laws it
the building industry.
At the same time it was learned tha
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for th<
I.ockwood committee, has received hi
designation as special assistant to Dis
trict Attorney Swann to enable him t
conduct the criminal prosecutions aris
ing out of the inquiry. He will hav
as aids Samuel A. Berger, Deputy At
torney General, and Stanley Richtei
a former assistant district attr.rr.e3
who is Mr. Untermyer's son-in-law.
Jury Gets Cases Monday
It was intimated that Mr. Untei
myer will go before the regular gran
jury on Monday with presentments 0
evidence on the basis of which two 0
three indictments are expected. Th
charges probably will invo ve extortiol
perjury, violation of the Donnelly ac
refusal to answer the committee's ques
tions and destruction of evidence in a
attempt to interfere with the due an
orderly process of law. The refusal t
answer questions constitutes a misdt
meanor. The other charges are folor
Kaufmann lias offices at 115 Broa<
way. He has much experience in re:
estate t.'.M\ building matters. It w?
announced in Washington that inform!
tion gathered at the United States A
torney'a office in this city hal disclose
evidence which pointed to combi.natior
in violation of tiie Sherman law. Kau
mann had been instructed to prepai
any cases that warrant Federal prosi
"This office." said United States A
torney Caffey yesterday, "is givir
every cooperation possible to che joli
legislative committee conducting tl
state inquiry. We are turning over
the committee all evidence and info
mation we get and the committee is
turn giving us its facts.
"We are getting stenographic repor
of testimony, which is b-ung gone ,v
thoroughly. If any violation of ti
Federal laws develops, we will pros
cute to the fullest extent of the law
Mr. Caffey added mat Department
Justice agents were cooperating
Conference Lasts AU L>ay
Mr. Untermyer was in conference
with his associates all day yesterday
preparing tiie evidence which is ex?
pected to be presented to the grand
jury Monday. While there have been
but two sessions of the committee so
far, Senator Lockwood, its chairman,
believes that sufficient facts have been
gathered to warrant action. Objection
to action on Monday has been raised
because the next day, Tuesday, is E!ec
Whatever is decided upon, it is
known that the committee plans some
action before the hearing next Thurs?
day. There were intimations that the
witnesses scheduled to appear will tell
even more sensational stones than
those heard at previous sessions.
The latest developments m the in?
quiry tend to show that certain con?
tractors involved in the inquiry had
business relations with the city ad?
ministration, the exact nature of which
never has been cleared vp. It de?
velops that George J. Atwell, who heads
a wrecking lirm favored by Robert P.
Brindell, according to witnesses, is also
the head of a company which did the
trucking for i he Department of Mar
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Concrete Steamer Sinks
?n Collision ; 11 Missing
Cape Fear, a Shipping Board
Vessel. Coes Down in Marre
panselt Day in Three Minutes
NEWPORT, R. L. Oct. 29. The con?
crete steamer Cape Fear, a United
States Shipping Board vessel, was sunk
in the deepest part of Narragansett
Bay to-night in a collision with the
Savannah line steamer City of At.anta
At a late hour eleven of the crew
of thirty-four of the sunken ves-?'
were unaccounted for. The Cape Feat
sunk in three minutes about half-way
between Castle Hill un the Newporl
shore and Lose Island, ?roitig down bo?
first in twenty-five fat.':, ms.
The Cape Fear w?>s outward hount
from Providence for Norfolk in bailas
and carried only her crew, as did ;h.
City of Atlanta, which was hound fron
Savannah for Providence with a cargi
of p>;; iron. Just how the acciden
happened was not definite y determine!
to-night, especially as the weather wa
?^lear, with only a slight cioudines
and a light sea running.
The City of Atlanta's bow wss had!;
damaged, the result of hitting the Cap<
. Fear amidships, but, although ther
' was a seven-foot hole above the mai:
deck, the bulkheads held and she an
?chored in the hay.
Of the fifteen men saved from th
Cape Fear live slipped own lines t
the City of Atlanta and the others wer
picked up from the wat : by ropes o
[ by boats that were lowered :ov them.
No tine was injured a:>.>ard the Cit
j of Atlanta, but of those rescued froi
i the Cape Fear three were slightly it
The available list of the missing fo
Chief Engineer Wilson, Second Eng
' neer M. Kelly, Third Engineer A. 1
; Kenny. Oiler Anderson, Fireman Cn
: nin. Second Mate Dray, Steward Greer
! wald, Chief Cook I. Hi!!. Seaman Lav
i rence, wireless operator (name ui
known), second cook (name unknown
Daylight Saving Ends
To-morrow at 2 A. M.
Daylight .saving- will end this
year at 2 o'clock to-morrow morn?
ing in this city, other .sections of
New York State and in com?
munities, in nearby state?.
In consequence residents of
this city are advised to tarn
their clocks and watches hack
one hour before retiring tonight
or they will wake up one hour
early to-morrow morning.
Most of the local railroad time
schedules will not change, as
they have retained Eastern
Body Taken to
Cork bv Foes
Crowds at Pier in the Late
Mayor's Home Refuse to
Receive Coffin W h i e h
British Seized in Wales
Erin Quiet, Clash Feared
Sinn Fein Flacjs and Uni?
forms Are Barred hy the
Government at Funeral
By Frank Getty
.Sjr-r-fu! Cable in Thr Trihunr
Copyright, 1920, N>-u- York Tribune Inc.
CORK, Oct. 29.?The body of Terence
MacSwiney came back to Cork to-night
in the hands of his old foes. Not a
single relative, friend or Irish sym?
pathizer accompanied the body of the
Lord Mayor on its journey rom Eng?
land to this city of his birth, where
burial will take place .Sunday after im?
pressive funeral services.
Because the British government at
the last minute refused to allow Mac
Swiney's body to be taken from Holy
head, Wales, to Dublin, where Sinn
Fein had planned that it should lie in
state before being brought to Cork by
rail, orders went out from republican
headquarters that no < ne should accept
the body from its English convoy or
aid in its transportation.
Body Refused at Queenstown
The body was taken aboard the Rath
more, a specially chartered steamship,
at Holyhead at 1 o'clock this morning
and cairied to Queenstown. Only an
auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Con?
stabulary accompanied it. At Queens
town an attempt, was made to have the
civil authorities accept the body for
shipment by rail to Cork, but. the
authorities declined, as also did the re?
ligious leaders when they were asked
to receive it. Unable to land at Queens
town, and lacking an Irish pilot who
wou'ul agree to bring the Rathmore up
the river to Coik, the English convoy
finally obtained the services of an ad
miralty tup;, which, with an English
pilot und its flag flying at half-mast,
t rought the body to C< i...
The same scenes were enacted at Cork
?j liad heen witnessed at Queenstown.
The thousands who gathered on the cus?
tom house pier to greet the return of
their martyr offered no response to the
etTor: of the convoy'to land the body. No
one would accept it, and for three hours
it was kept aboard the tug that rode idly
at anchor in the Lee. The crowds re?
mained, while motor lorries and armored
cars were driven here and there by the
military, which had made preparations
to put down any disorders that might
About 6:30 o'clock the dead man's
relatives, who had conic- from Holy
head on the regular passenger steam?
ship after having refused the govern?
ment's oifer of a special ship, arrived
in Cork, They went immediately to
the waterfront and received the body.
No Demonstration by Irish
The day passed quietly in all parts of
Ireland There were no signs of dis?
turbance in Cork, where the shops, like
those in Dublin, were closed in recogni?
tion of the day as a religious holiday.
To-night MacSwincy's body lies in
state in the City Hall. It will remain
until Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
when funeral services will be held.
MacSwiney's last lone journey in the
h'ands of his enemies made a great
impression upon the minds of his fol
lowers, who had planned to honor him
by an imposing demonstration from
the time his body left England till it
reached the cemetery. The feeling
against the government awakened by
the diversion of the body from Dublin
u higher than ever here.
CORK, Oct. 29 (By The Associated
Press;. The relatives of Teiei.ce Mac?
Swiney were accompanied or. their
journey to Cork from Dublin by Ar
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Win. A. Chancellor Asked
to Quit Faculty of
Wooster After Admitting
Authorship of Letters
Professor Widely Known
as Lecturer and Has Run
for Office as Democrat
WOOSTER. Ohio, Oct. 29.?The res?
ignation of Professor William Esta
brook Chancellor as a member of the
faculty of the College of Wooster vas
requested by the Board of Trustees
here to-night on account of "exigencies
due to the publication of letters as to
Senator Harding, attributed to Pro?
The action of the board, in the form
of a resolution, followed a hearing dur?
ing which Professor Chancellor an?
swered questions touching the author?
ship of the letters which were alleged
to have been inimical to the Senator's
Text of Resolution
The resolution calling for Professor
Chancellor's resignation follows:
"It having come to the knowledge o~
the board that circular letters are
being scattered broadcast throughout
the country with reference to Senator
Harding, Republican nominee for the
Presidency, which letters are attrib?
uted to Professor William K. Chancel?
lor, a part of which he admits to have
been written by him:
"And, whereas, such circular litters
issued on the eve of the. election are
for the manifest purpose of appealing
to prejudice and to influence the
electorate of the country at th>? com?
"Therefore, be it resolved, that we,
the board of trustees of the College
of Wooster, repudiate and denounce
Filch political methods as utterly un?
worthy of our college and country.
"And be it further resolved by the
board that the College of Wooster
indignantly disclaims all connection
with, knowledge of or authority for
the making and issuing of any such
Voices No Regret
After a conference with a committee,
including Dr. John Timothy Stone,
president of the board, Professor Chan?
cellor said that while conscious of the
( mbarrassment occasioned to the col?
lege, he felt in his breast that he had
done nothing wrong; or improper, and
that he would continue to have the
kindliest feeling toward the college
and the board.
William Fstabrook Chancellor, wide?
ly known as a lecturer and author on
economic and social subjects, has been
a member of the faculty of the College
of Wooster off and on since 3.914, first
as head of the department of eco?
nomics, politics and sociology, but for
the last year he has restricted his
work to the social sciences.
Professor Chancellor has delivered
more than 4,500 public addresses in
different narts of the country, in addi?
tion to leetures delivered before his
classes in a dozen educational insti?
tutions. At different times he has been
on tie faculties of New York Univer?
sity, University of Chicago, George
Washington University, Johns Hopkins,
Northwestern, Dennison and Western
Before going into the collegiate field
tie taught in Erasmus Hall High School,
Brooklyn, and lectured bef?te the
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sci?
ences. He was principal of schools in
Bloomfield and Paterson, N. J., in the
District of Columbia and :n Norwalk,
Conn., between 1897 and 1912,
Once Ran for Congress
A Democrat in politics, Professor
Chancellor first ran for office in Nor?
walk, where lie was a candidate for
Mayor in I'.M 1. In 1916 he was a Demo?
cratic Presidential Elector. Two years
later he was chairman of the Wayne
County, Ohio, "Four Minute Men" and
also Democratic candidate for Congress
from the ?th Ohio District. He was
elected a member of the city council in
Wooster in 1919.
Among the sixteen books written by
Profesor Chancellor aie a history of
the United States, several works on
social and political problems and
others on teaching and school problems.
He is the editor of school magazines
and a contributor to other publications.
He is a member of the New York
(Continued on next papo)
Swami's AM Wins in Showdown
In an Official Poker Game
Thomas A. McGrath, Assistant Dis?
trict Attorney, called M?x D. Steuer
yesterday in an official poker game in |
Judge Mclntyre's part of General Ses?
sions and won in the showdown.
The case was that of Louis Krohnen
herg, a waist manufacturer who is in?
dicted on a charge of cheating in a
poker game. Krohnenber?;, who lives
at 789 West End Avenue, was one of !
the players in the high stake poker
games played at his home, the Hotel
McAlpin and the home of Joseph
Schenck, whose wife is N'orma Tal
'?n.. ...', motion picture actress.
He is accu : ? '. of ... :;?' marked cards
in a game o: stud ( : Dec mbi - : '..
VM:-. thereby winning n ; : of ; 1
!.. -.es. Mr Stc -ai :, ?.'. h > is
Krohner.berg's attorn y, as erted that
it was impossible to read the cards by
their bucks, as his client is alleged to
have done. He dealt a hand, face
down on the counsel table before the
jury box and guessed wrong on every
card :.- he turned it over.
On til?- str< ngth of his statement
that card, could not he rent as alleged
in the indictment Mr. Steuer asked
Judge Mein tyre to dismiss the .
ment. In further proof of his assertion
he dealt a poker hand to Judge Mc- ,
Intyre and asked him if he could tell
from the backs what the cards were.
Judge Mclntyre looked the cards over
ard Laid he couldn't.
Mr. Steuer then turned to his op
pi ne.-.t. Mr. McGrath, and remarked
that this was a wonderful opportunity
for' him to prove that the state had
not made an absurd charge against the
defendant. He was shuffling the cards
t.s he spoke and challenged Mr. Mc?
Grath to r?ad a hand by the backs of
those dealt him.
"Go ahead and deal," said Mr. Mc?
Mr. Steuer dealt five cards, face
down. Mr. McGrath, still in the same
calm tore, called each card as it was
dealt. The hand was turned over and
the cards which composed it were
th iso which Mr. McGrath had called
The juror? ?.railed. Mr. Steuer sug?
gested then that Mr. McGrath try read?
ing the cards before they had left the
dealer's hands, but the Assistant Dis?
trict Attorney said he'd stand pa: on
what he had done.
Judge Mclntyre reserved decision on
the motion .to dismiss the indictment.
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Harding Calls on Voters
To Rese?e Nation From
Qnagmire of incapacity
Electoral Majority Will
Pass Roosevelt Count in
1904, He Says; White
Confident Cox Will Win
Will H. Hays, chairman of the Re?
publican National Committee, yester?
day predicted that Harding and Cool
idge would be elected by the largest
; opular majority ever cast, and by an
electoral majority that would exceed
the Roosevelt electoral majority of
"1 have TOO per cent faith in com?
plete Republican victory thh fall,"
.??aid Mr. Hays, "because I have 100 per
cent confidence in American common
"ense, and because I have 100 per cent
evidence that this dependable Ameri?
can intelligence certainly will exptess
.tself at the November election.
"Thirty-two states are surely Re?
publican, seven additional most prob?
ably Republican, and only nine at the
most safely Democratic. The minimum
number of certain Republican electo?
ral votes is 303. There is ver>* much
better than an even chance for twen?
ty-four more, making the almost cer?
tain Republican electoral vote 392,
with a very probable additional twen?
George White, chairman of the
Democratic National Committee, pre?
dicted u Democratic victory.
"The general political situation at
the close of the last week of the cam?
paign of 1920," he said, "is full of
signs which point unmistakably to
"Governor Cox and Mr. Roosevelt
will carry the border states of Mary?
land, West Virginia, Kentucky. Mis?
souri and Oklahoma, in addition to
the Southern st:?tes. They will carry
| Ohio and Indiana. On the Atlantic
j seaboard, in New York, Massachusetts
i-r.ii Rhode Island, due to an eleventh
I hour shift, the situation is improving
every minute, and we feel certain that
we will carry New Jersey, Connect cut
and New Hampshire
"In the West reports from Montana,
Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico,
Washington, Nevada, South Dakota
and Utah are that they ara certainly
Democratic, and we believe we will
carry Nebraska, California and North
Dakota. In Minnesota, Oregon and
Wisconsin our prospects are hourly
improving, and a great swing toward
us is on in Kansas, Illinois, and even
'The Republicans are demora! zed
from the Canadian border to the Gulf
and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
^heir forces are in full retreat every?
Charges Thousands Face
Loss of Ballot Tuesday
Deputy Attorney General See*
Wholesale Disfranchisement in
Failure to Split Dislriet.?
Robert Conklin, Deputy Attorney
General, after a tour last night of
upper West Side election districts, said
that thousands of voters stand to be
disfranchised Tuesday on account of
the failure of the Board of Elections to
split up the larger districts, so as to
get the number of voters in a precinct
"There are 720 minutes in the vot?
ing day Tuesday,bet\ve--n 6 in the morn?
ing and 6 at night," said Mr. Conklin.
"In the 39th Election District of the
2"id Assembly District, for instance,
there are 70.? regis/ered voters. As?
suming that nearly all of them will
want to vote, it will mean that they
will have to vote at the rate of nearly
one a minute. With the long and
cumbersome ballot that will be in use
this year that rate of voting is im?
"There will be scores in line after
fi at night who will no* <7"t their votes
in at ail. The Board of Elections last
week considered the matter of creat?
ing new districts, and then tailed to
take action. In the colored district
there are half a dosen districts with
close to 7(e) votes. If the Board of
Elections does not do something in
these overcrowded districts, hundreds
of people will fail to get ;:: their
ballots. We have been after the
commissioners for the last week, but
have not made any impression on
Wanderer Found Guiltv:
Gets 25-Year Sentence
Onetime Army Lieutenant Shot
Wife and Ragged Stranger
After Framed Hold-Up
CHICAGO, Oct. 29.-A verdict of
guilty was returned by the jury in the
case of Carl Wanderer to-day. The de?
fendant was sentenced to twenty-five
years ir. prison.
Wanderer sTiox and killed his wife,
who was soon to become a mother, and
a "ragged stranger" last June 21, after
a framed hold-up in the doorway of
their Chicago home. Wanderer con?
fessed that he had plotted with the un?
identified stranger to stage a fake hold?
up when Wanderer and his wife came
home from a oicture show In the
hold-up Wanderer shot both the -'.ran?
ger and Mrs. Wanderer, although for a
month it was supposed that the robber
had shot the woman and Wanderer was
regarded as a hero. Later he con?
fessed to the dual crime. He said he
1 ad killed his wife to get rid of her, be?
cause he was tired of married life and
wanted to go back to the. army. He
had been a lieutenant. In another con?
fession Wanderer said he had killed
his wife for her money. She wit
known to have had $1,500.
Harding Peace to Insure
Sovereignty., Says Lodge
SALEM. Mass., Oct. 29.?Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge told an audi?
ence here to-night that "when the
Republican party comes into power,
as Senator Harding has promised,
it will undertake to make an ar?
rangement for the promotion of the
world's peace which will appeal to
and command the conscience of the
The arrangement, Senator Lodge
said, "will not involve the sacrifice
of the independence and sovereignty
of the United States."
Senator Lodge warned the voters
against accepting as the truth all
the charges made against a candi?
date during the last few days of the
"They are not honest charges,"
he said, "and they shun the light
until it is too late to contradict
Hopes He Wins
President's Message to Nom?
inee Regarded as Com?
plete Capitulation: Refer?
ence to League Omitted
Baker Also Unbends
Admits Covenant Is Not
Upon in the ?Middle West
From The Tribune Washington Bureau.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. - President
Wilson to-day swept aside ail differ?
ences between himself and Governor
Cox on the League of Nations and as?
sured the Democratic Presidential can?
didate that he was gratified at the con?
duct of his campaign and expressed the
hope for his election.
The President sent the following
telegram to Governor Cox:
"October 20, 1920.
"My Dear Governoi Cox: As the
campaign approaches its climax i
want to give myself the pleasure of
writing to say with what adn : il u
I have followed your c mise I igh
out the campaign. You have spoi; ;n
truly and fearlessly about '..'?.? ..ret
issues at slake, and I believe that
you will receive the emphatic in?
dorsement of the voters of the coun?
try As one of those voters, and as
one of your fellow citizens, I war; t ??
express my entire confidence in y.'U
and my confident hope that un h r
your leadership we may carry the
policy of the national government
forward along the path of liberal
legislation and humane reform until
the whole world again sees ,?n illus
?ration of the wholesome strength of
democracy and the happy fruit of
what the founders of the Republic
purposed when they set this ?-'."' -at
govi rnment up.
"Allow me to s;?n myself,
"Your gratified and loval supporter,
"WOODROW" WILSON "
The complete capitulation of Presi?
dent Wilson to the Democratic nomi?
nee was unexpected. In a'! the cam?
paign utterances made by the Presi?
dent thus far he has consistently re?
frained from mentioning the name of
the Democratic candidate, confining his
preelection statements almost wholly
to a support of the League of Nations
as espoused by him.
Does Not Refer to League
His message to-day to the Governor,
frankly admitting that the Democratic
n< minee "has so ken truly and fear?
lessly about the great issues at stak ?,"
therefore is regarded as the nearest
approach Mr. Wilson has made to per
(Con?inucii on page three)
Ku Klux Klan to Parade
As Election Warning
Jacksonville Paper Predicts a
Demonstration To-night to
Prevent Rare War at Polls
Special Dispatch to The Tribun?
JACKSONVILLE Oct. 29- Under the
heading "Ku K'ux Klar, to Parade Sat?
urday Night" The Florida Metropolis
an afternoon paper, carried tke follow?
ing story or: its front pa^;e to-day i
?'The m; sterious riders of the Kv.
Klux K!an will parade through the
streets of Jacksonville on Saturdaj
night dressed in full regalia, with th<
fiery cross in front of the advancing
columns, according to rumors hear?
around the street Friday. The Ku Klu>
Klan, which was recent.y organized, ii
trie direct descendant of the oej Ki
Klux Klan, which was I rst orga
at Pulaski, Ter.n., during reconsti ic
tion days by Colonel John C. Lest -r
Laps D. McCord and others, and whicl
spread rapidly a.i over the South, arn
if which General Nathan B. Forres
was the head. It is reported that th<
local kliir, has a membei ?hip of mnri
than -1,000 in the city of Jacks mvillc
"The members of the klan will b>
complete!- disguised Saturday night
and will wear the same costumes tha
their ancestors wore ?n recon tructioi
days, rumors declare.
"Though, of course, Cere .* no wa
to get at detinue inform.?? : ;
rumored that the purpose of I parad
is to prevent any racial
Election Day. when large numl
negro men ?nd women are expected a
Assails Wilson Regime
for Waste in Lives and
Money in War Caused
by Failure to Prepare
Campaign of 1916
Of False Pretense
iireat Crowds Greet Nom?
inee in Cincinnati and
Many Towns in Ohio
Prom a Staff Corresponde?*
CINCINNATI, Oct. 29.?.Senator
Harding attacked the Wi'son Ad?
ministration to-night for the wa?t?
ir. lives and money caused by th?
failure to prepare for war and for
the campaign of false pretense in
1916. The Republican candidat?
ieclared that, desiring to he chari?
table, he preferred to attribute the
unpreparedness to fundamental in?
capacity rather than to motives of
political expediency indicated by the
mendacious slogan "He kept us out
"You know beyond al! question."
-aid the Senator, speaking ii Music
Hal!, "that four years ago the pub?
lic discontent with the conduct of
affairs was already Sx> great that
the party in power would have been
driven out of office except for the
appealing statement that the Presi?
dent 'kept us out of war." And at
that very time the Administration
knew definitely, absolutely, that our
entry into the war was inevitable.
Yet with that knowledge, concealed
from the people, withheld from
( ongress, the campaign of false
pretense was continued. No step?
wore taken to prepare for our entry
n ? hint of our necessities given t
those who in the end must supplj
Greater Inpreoarer-neis Impossible
"If the Administration had beet
plunged into the war as Belgium was
.' there bad leen a conspiracy :n fac
t< keep Anvtrica unprepared, then
hardly i:., i b .. condition o
ter unprej art dne?s.
"1 sa' ? : be c .- tal le and chargi
ndamental it capacity of th<
" stration. Setting aside the fac
that an adequate program of pre
paredness might have n itself pre
? ' ' the act - , ? . p< c es whic!
made necessary our intervention in thi
war, who can ever even approximate!;
i :.t?mate w hat this fai .??
and pr< vision, tl lack I prcparatio
r ? ' : ; i i t e n e s s of purpose am
Favors Service Bonu?
"I warn an America that 11 always
iteful to the service men." said
the Senator in he coui sse of : i au
"Why didn't a Republi. ;.:, ? .;?
most ga llerj rhe
began to j tion, but th?
. didate ask I ' man I . i epeat I ?
quest ne -?> hu
"i : hink t ought to pa i
;' but the A . wouldn't
! ? irage to do that lea
summer, >vh the luntry's bon
15 pe? ? ' ' . : ?' you
can't ho I the 1
tab ? . ? ii nee in
. : :.. ? ? ca
'J'he applau ' of he gathering was
he gatherii - i In ? ...
. g ?
h ". ' i ? ration of the
appear at ease in the face of cries to
th. r> > ice to "Th row . ? ' " I I
relief was evident when the Senator
?? umed the d. livery of his speech and
I he crow ' quieted down.
Thousands March in Parade
The St rjator'a address came after a
reception that made a splendid climax
to the campaign. Thousands marched
??i a parade of Hamilton County Re
ibs that tui r..-d out to eg?
cort the party leader. Red ".re was
boml s were fired in sal ita
ntil the air was fill? : wit -? 'their
smoke. The streets through whi
rand late i to th. au torium wer?
lined with I i ? pecta
see : es v.-: i ha\? had ... 'til place
?n ! ? manj year?, like
Charles P. Taft, half-broi 1er
former President; Repi is ntative ar.ci
.Mrs. X.ch la !.. ? ilonel
William C. Porter, who backed
General Leon ir i \\ o
tion campaign; Rud K Elynicka, na?
tional commiueeman o, and
John Galvin, Mayor of Cincinnati.
? .retted by Dayton Throng
Or-, his '/aj from Akron to Cincinnati
Senator Harding's train paused for a
quarter of an hour in the station at
home of his rival, Governor
Cox. A throng of the Governor's fel?
low townsmen had cajoled the ??->"
master into letting them pi
gates and the .Senator and Mrs Hara
ame out and shook hands wit
There was never a Bhout fur Cox i r
any hint of his e it e a 1
in the whispers that were I izzed into
the candidate's ear '? .
who filed past him in the reception.
if these ? i
content 1 ?? next Prea.
dent," or "We're for . ..s Ma
r . gel
The Senator, smiling broad.y
acknowledged these greetings with a
cordial "Thank you," or "Glad to sw
you, rsir," and then held up the recep
tion to pose for an earnest nevapapei
photographer, who, it was
en ted The Dayton New?, Go'
ernor Cox's paper.
M : rnJ?way betweei
1 ' ?? fei the boj