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VOL. LXXXVJII, NO. 24-DAILY.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1920.-M
PLAYERS ARE IN
Grnwl Jury Foreman Is
Shocked at Testimony in
SOX )IENT -INVOLVED
Bnn Johnson Tolls of Vast
Sum llet on Cleveland
to Win Pennant.
BENTON BARES OFFERS
Denies Making .$11,000 in 1010
Series Mokes Chargo Against
Iffrog and Cliaae.
ty a Stall Corrtipondtnt ef Inn Bcn AND
NsW Yoik HrilU).
Ciiicaoo, 8opt. 2J; flan I). Johnson,
president of tho American Lcnguo,
made Dip statement to-day that tio
had been told that tho Whlto Box
would not daro to win this year's
pennant because tho manners of a
gambling syndicate enld to havo cw
tain players ill their vpowor had for
bidden It. It was added that theso
gamblers had hacked Clevoland heav
ily to win,
This syndicate, Mr. Johnson added
he had heard, threatened to expose tho
manner In which Whlto Sox players
sold out tho 1919 world's series unless
the Cleveland club wins tho pennant.
Attaches of tho District Attorney's
office declared to-night that if this
story could bo substantiated It dls
cloned a now and dangerous kind of
blackmail. Tho Cook County Grand
Jury, which Is investigating baseball
gambling, will call Mr. Johnson and
dclvo deep Into tho information ho
Tim principal witness beforo the Grand
Jury to-day was Jacob, or Ilube. Benton,
tse of the star pitchers of tho New York
Mentleinen," BentonwDegan, "I hare
no axe to grind. I have been summoned
to tell you all I know, and nearly every
thlnr I tell you .can bo proved either by
Mr. !lydler, president of the National
Ltarue, other players and many others."
Hli testimony In substance was as
That there Is a gambling clique of
professional bookmakers in Pittsburg
who advance money to major league ball
puyers to bet on games In which these
players participate. A catcher of tho
New Vork Giants team can substantiate
this charge, according to Denton.
That Hal Chase, New York Giants
Player, who was dropped from organized
ball Inst vear. cleaned un over 135.00ft
y placing bets on the world's series
limes last fatt.
That Hal Chase and Buck llersog of
uio Chicago Cubs one red ilube somo
"easy money" It he would throw a game
to the Cubs the last day of n aeries
between Chicago and New York last
That Heinle Zimmerman, Giant third
baseman, who woa dropped at tho same
tlrao Clmao was released, told Benton
he was a "poor flsh" and that 400 bucks
ere waiting for him had he thrown
tin game. '
Answer Ileriotc Charges.
Members of the Grand Jury asked
Benton If ho had any explanation to
make In regard to the charges made
by Buck Hcrzog that ho (Benton) had
received a wlro from Hal Chaso, tell
tng him to bet on tho Cincinnati team,
that thoy would beat tho White Sox
In the world's scries.
"1 ccmlnly would like to make an
uplanatlon," answered Benton. "It
looks as It some one is trying to make
a liar out of me. I played on tho Cin
cinnati team for six years under Clark
Orlfllth, Hank O'Day, Joe Tinker and
Ilenog, and respectfully ask this In
teiUgatlng body to call overy one of
the manager I have mentioned .and ask
every one of them, with the exception
ot Herzog, who has no regard for the
truth, and ask them If Rube Benton
evtr told a llo or ever did anything that
wasn't a boost for baseball.
"I'll tell you the true story about the'
whole affair with Hersog and Hal
Chase. I didn't receive any telegram
myself, but I have seen sovcral tele
trams. In one case' I remember a tele
tram being recctvod by Jean Dubuc,
member ot the Giants last season, and
the wording of It as I remember was:
Bet on Cincinnati to-morrow.' I was In
Nnw York at the time. As for any tele,
trams coming rom Hal Chase, he was
In New York -with me Just before wo
ere to go barnstorming In Canada."
Uonton was handed a copy of the
ory containing the charges mado by
Heriog In which It was stated that Ben
ton had charged In his turn that he had
seen offered a bribe of 3300 to "throw
S. tame" to the Cubs.
Telia ot "Ear Money" Offer.
"I don't know of any cases of out and
jut crookedness," said Benton, "but I do
wow this: On the day beforo the last
tame of the season between the Cubs
Md the Giants we had finished the
nnie and I got In a .taxi with Hal Chase
anfl Htriog and went downtown to a
saloon. We had a few drinks there, and
y ,aJd to mo : 'Do you want to make
oine easy moneyr Hersog did nearly
the talking. The bartender heard
ur conversation. I didn't know Just
'here the place was, but It was In the
ioi) near the Hotel La Sail. Herzog
stopping there at the time.
vuJ. thou'11 Chase and Herzog were
i.m 7 me' So 1 k,ddea then i
Ula, How pjin T matv V.t.vM. i
A sou have to do Is throw them up,
"Knout anything on 'em,' they said.
'My told me there was a betting com-
-.unpr nn ready to place the money.
' lave them no assurances what I would
Thoy left me saying ' that they
ouId get in touch with .me early tho
"How did the game oams out the next
Continued on Blghth.Pag
Lawyer Wear Evening
Dresa for Woman Jury
JANVILLE, III,, Sept, 2fl,
Attorneys, of Itockvillo, InL
near hero, solved n quostlon of
ouquuiio caused uy tno impanei
llnir of twelve womon for Jury
(duty whon thoy nnnenrccl In tho
rnrKc county court in lull ovo
nintr oress, ncconi nor to
mntlon from there to-ilny,
TO RATION COAL
AtliniiiiRtratlon Controls An
ihriclto Sales Through
nut tliQ State.
FUEL FAMINE IS FEARED
Limit of ,8 Tons to Any Ono
Family Hoarding To
Apirfal rofns How' and Nsw Yobk JIsulo.
hohton, Bo)t. 28, Tho State took
control of tho distribution of anthra
cite roal in Massachusetts to-day un
der an order issued by Gov. Coolldge,
by which tho rationing of coal to tho
householders will begin at once.
Tho order directs retail cool dcalors
of tho State not to deliver moro than
threo tons of nnthraclto to any one
family nnd to deliver no coal to any
family that has more than ono month's
supply on hand. Tho order was mado
public, by Eugcno C. Hultman, chair
man of tho State Commission on No
cessarlcs ot Llfo, also Fuol Adminis
trator. Tho new regulation camo directly
after a conference at tho Stnto Uousa
of Gov. Coolldge, tho committee of coal
dealers and F. E. Dewey, transporta
tion expert of tho Now Haven Rail
road. Gov. .Coolldge Issued a statement
apart from the coal committee's ration
order, tho gist of which was for tho pub.
lie not to bo alarmod, that ho mi con
fident there would be no serious short
age, but for tho public to "use coal care
fully and not to hoard It."
Secret Session Held.
The conference, which was called to
consider the hard coal shortage, was a
long ono and held In secret. At the
Close announcement was made that the
decision arrived at Was to make everv
effort to get hard coal here In train load
lots, and when It Is here to have Its :
distribution supervised by the special
committee or nve coai aoaiers.
The fuel situation, however, la critical,
nnd Boston and (New England house
holders are again on the verge of an
other winter with little or no coal In
In this city .the price when one can
get the coal Is generally Around (If a
ton, but In scores of cities and towns In
New England one Is compel toil to pay
115 and $S0 for nnthraclto coal. Even
higher prices have been paid by cities
and towAs and by manufacturers to se
cure bituminous coal.
Only One Month's Supply.
Few families can be found tha't have
more than one month's supply In their
cellars. Threo tons maximum allowed
under the rule sounds like plenty, but
this rule Is to prevent favorites from
getting unlimited quantities. The fact
Is, the average man Is unable to obtain
even half a ton or a ton, and the situa
tion Is one that borders on panic.
It la predicted by dealers In many
cities and towns that coal will cost $25
a ton and possibly $30 a ton here before
the winter Is well under way. On the
other hand It Is being urged upon the
authorities t prevent, If possible, the
prices from soaring to prohibitive fig
ures. Tho Governor and his associates, In
this fuel emergency, believe that If the
coal producers can bo Induced to rush
coal liero In 'trntnload lots and to live
up to their contracts with Massachusetts
coal dealers the difficulty will soon be
BARRETT RELEASED BY
LOS ANGELES POLICE
Warrant for Arrest h Not
Asked for From London.
ffprctol (o Tin Ron and Nrw Yozx Itauu.
Los Anoklxs, Sept iS. Capt. William
N. (Diamond Bill) Barrett, held In cus
tody of detectives for more than twenty-
four hours pending an Inquiry Into thei.i..i Alt fioi-don Dreiei
reported lose of 115.000 worth of Jewels j
by Mrs. John. D. Spreckels, Jr.. In Lon-
Jnn wmh ,Aie .... In, a ,M(a Dfln.nAAn '
Mrs. Spreckels, who Is the second wife
of John D. Spreckels, Jr., Is tho former
Miss Sldl Wirt, a dancer and enter
tainer. Barrett's release was effected when
his attorney, H. D. Gelslcr, served no
tice on the detectives that habeas cor
pus proceedings would be started at 4
P. M. unless a formal warrant was Is
sued or the. receipt of definite word con
firming tho report that Barrett was
wanted In London. From the State De
partment In Washington It was learned
that no request for extradition had come
Attorney Qelaler Is awaltln further
word from Barrett's London solicitor, E.
E. Edwards, who has been asked to ex
plain the matters which led to the first
cabled report Tuesaay mat capt, uarreii
was woniou in TOiiiirciiun wim mo nn
sorted Jewel loss. Other cables have
been sent to Scotland Yard nnd to the
London newspaper which published a
fctatoment tht a warrant had been
SUBWA1? BLAZE CAUSESTANIC. 'satisfied with n certain nmount. She
tanswcred, she Mid, "Yes." because she
small b-mna-e HrmiH. u h.n rbellcved It wbh about endXigh to cover
Small uarasge llr.uiL Whrn cogt o (ho Jowal( w,)Cn she
Sparks iKiilte Tien. .heard nothing further from him. she
Sparks from the shoe of a Mnnhattnn 1 aMf HT h,,,mbnn. toM H" t0 gtt
bound Weet Side subway train enrly warrant for Barretts urrest.
last night Ignited tho ties 100 feet south I John D. Spreckels, Jr.. Is In Norway on
of tho Clark street station, Brooklyn.1" 1,ort bu"lneM trP- but return
Dense smoke from the blaze threw pas-
sengers on the station Into a panic and 1
sent them ascurrylng Into the elevators ,
to tho street The blaxo was extln-
gulshed after fifteen minutes, having
caused slight damage, but train service
was delayed half on hour. .
As-seHs Alice Drexol's Hus
band Got $80,000 Neck
lace by a Subterfuge.
INSURANCE IS DENIED
Had Her Diamond IMntf
Also Before Fleeing to Los
Angeles, Is Charge.
0REDITORS 0L0SINC1 IN
But Fnfcltlvo Left Nothing
for London Noto Holders
flrrtal CabU DripateA to Tub Hon akd Nrw
1 Voir Ilium, CopiHpM, lilt, tv Tits flex
AW New Yoik Hbulo.
Lonww, Sept. 23. Flatly refuting
tho assertion mndo In Ios Angeles by
William N. ("Diamond 1)111") Harrott,
husband of Allco Gordon Droxel of
Philadelphia, New York nnd Nowport,
and veteran of tho world wnr, that
she had sold to a jeweller In Ilegont
street n vnluablo necklaco of pearls
ot.d diamonds, Mrs. John D. Spreckels,
Jr., declared this aftornoon that it was
Barrett's suggestion that she Insuro
tho nocklaco and got tho diamonds
cleaned, saying ho would do this for
her, with tho result, sho said, that she
handed tho necklaco over to him.
Mrs. Sprockets exprosscd tho opin
ion that Barrett was In hard clrcttm-
(dances and sold tho diamonds to get
ready cash, afterward bclnn unable
lo mako good. Sho added, howover,
that this did not alter tho fact that
ho disposed of tho Jewels and then
Mrs. Spreckels was surprised and
thllghted when sho learned front tho
correspondent of Tub Sun anu Nkw
Youk Heiialu this mornln that Bar
rett had been located In Los Angeles.
Sho had Intended to-lcavo hero for
home next Saturday, but may change
her mind nop- find remain hero n whllo
longer nnd try to get tho caso on this
Mdo of the Atlantic cleaned up.
Believes IUrrett Is Deep In Dettl.
"Undoubtedly Barrett Is In debt and
probably will say anything to keep out
of trouble now." she snld. "But' ho has
gone too far. When I saw him last, two
or threo months ngo. ha said everything
was all rlaht. and urged mo not lo he
nervous. He said he had already nr
ranged to mako good the return of the
jewels, but Instead of going to Franco,
nn he told me. he rnn nwny to America.
"Then after cabling an assurance he
would repay, he completely disappeared,
so cables could not reach htm. I am
sorry for him. but he did not show good
faith and caused me much worry and
A meeting of Barrett's creditors wns i
held Irt tho bankruptcy court this after-1
noon, brought about as a result of Mrs.
Spreckels's application for a warrant ror
Barrett's arrest Ills total liabilities
were placed at $15,000 and his assets
at nil. Louis Schavereln claims 2,653 In
promissory notes, leas the valuo of a dia
mond ring held as -security, but which
Mrs, Spreckels says Is hers nnd over
which she has pliced n writ to prevent
Mr. Schavereln from selling It. Other
creditors nre an antique dealer nnd a
landlord, who asks money' for rent and
the replacement of certain articles, in
cluding a gold ash stand and n stiver
It was stated thnt two Jewellers In
Bond street also would put In largo
claims. These were reported to be for
expensive silverware Barrett had bought
on the strength of the credit of his wife,
tho daughter of Mr, nnd Mrs. John H.
Drexel, who Is now In Nice., 'It was re
ported that other Barrett creditors would
come forwnrd In swarma now that the
storm has broke.
Mrs. Spreckels Meet nnrrett.
Mrs. Spreckels said she met Barrett
here after she had made a tour ot the
world with her husband, who was called
back to San Francisco, on business last
March. Sho decided, however, to re
main here a few months longer. She
snld that she first knew Barrett eight
years ago; that she always found him
In the nest circles. - ano Know no naa
cIare(, nh() ha(j no BUSpcloh that he was
anylhng savo an honorable man In com-
. . .
Mr. Hnrorkeln mill she went with
Barrett to the races, saw him frequently
nnd considered him quite n good friend,
of her and her husband. She said he.
was with her when she bought the heart
necklnco, which cost 180,000, and that,
after the purchase no strongly urged
her to havo It Insured.
Mrs. Spreckels said thnt she was not
Inclined to bo harsh with Barrett; that
she folt ho had not Intended tlrst off t
keep the Jewels, but merely got deeply
Into debt and took advantage of a wom
an and the strength of frlondshlo. Then,
sho declared, he could not make repay
ment Sho said ho undoubtedly was
completely unstrung when she saw him
last, and that when he left her she felt
sorry for him, but wanted her Jewels.
Mrs. Oorcckois said some of the dia
mond hearts had been located, but thnt
the largest had been removed from ithe
string. She expressed the hope of being
able to locato tho missing ones and re
cover them. She said that In one cable
desputch from New Vork Barrett asked,
a itnllcltor here If "Mfldamo" would be
5TnTan Serriee Via Seaboard Air line,
Drawing loom, compartment and Motion
sleeper to Key West! tearing New York,
Penna. n. R.. J:04 P. M.i arrirlng Key wo
us. Bway9'0 """
Coolidgo Gets a Buckeye
Picked by Mr. Hording
"ROSTON, Sept. 28, A Rroup
of Ohio Insurance men nt
tonrtlwr n convention hero pro
nontcd to Gov, Coollclgo n buck
eye which Mrs. Hanllnpr, wife of
the Presidential nominoo, hail
picked up undor a tree directly
In front of tho Marlon porch.,
Sho forwnrded tho nut to him
with tho rriesnnfro that If ho car
ried it in hln right hand trousers
pockot It would ward ofT rheuma
tism, Although tho Governor la not
fluncoptlblo to the nllmont tho
buckoyo now reposes in Ills
TO PASS TO-DAY
But Three JlcnmircB 'Agreed
On In Allmny Will Givo Only
LOBBYISTS FIGHT HARD
Lockwood'H Men Expect to
Find Building Materials and
HU a Blat Corrtifondrnt of Tits Hum and
Nsw YPSK IlrULO.
Albant. Sept, 23, The Legislature
spent another full day of Its special
session strugullng with tho housing
bills designed to moot tho October
moving emergency nnd fighting with
the scorn of conflicting Interests hero
to promote or defeat special measures.
At the conclusion of their long, hard
task to-day tho lawmakers began to
put final touches on bills they believe
mny offor temporary relief but which
full far short of nnythlnx like n per
manent solution of tho situation. Tho
programme probably will be rushed
through somo tlmo to-morrow. Five
bills of minor Importance wero passed
Almost ns Important an tho proposed
liiws Is a resolution drafted to-nlnht
In n conference of tho legislative lead
ire proposing to glvo tho Lockwood
houslim committee sweeping powers
tj tnyestlgato tho so-called bulldlnr
material trust and to determine
whether savings banks. Insurance
companies and othor flnanclal Institu
tions are In position to Invest a lnrger
amount of tholr reserve in real estate
Representatives of the financial In
terests declared to-dny at tho big
lunrlng held by tho Joint committee
In tho Assembly chamber thnt It would
b unsafe to pass a law forcing them
to Invest larger sums in mortgages.
Tho 8tato proposes to And out whother
that Is true.
Henry Grip by "Ilulldlnir Trust."
Sensational charges have been made
regarding the grip the "building trust"
bin on material and tho "agreement"
that powerful (Inanclnl Interests are suld
to havo effected In maintaining tho so
called mortgase trust. The Stnto has
asked Congress to InvesUgate tno duiiu-
Ing material situation.
The Lean aturo paasea lo-aay a reso
lution calling on tho Federal TradeJ
Commission to conduct nn Investigation
of the oondltlons In tho building mate
rials market to determino whether ther?
Is trust In control. It Is understood
that thero la strong opposition to the
resolution stvlng tho Lockwood commit
tee such wholesale power and tho mo
tion mny be defeated In one or tho other
of tho houses.
The agreement reached late to-night
Is to pass tho following Important meas
1. Exempting real estato mortgages
from tho Htato Incomo tax.
2. Kxemptlng from local taxation
new dwellings. , The teeth Is pulled
from this law by an amendment
granting cities local option on this
question. Most cities have declared
against tax exemptions of any kind.
3. Amending the eviction law to.
provide that a landlord cannot dls- '
possess a tenant unless proved unde
sirable or he wishes himself to oc
cupy or rebuild tho house. The bill
will bo amended, ptaclng on the land
lord tho burden of proving' good In
tentions, while at tho samo time pro
tecting tho landlord from "dead beat"
4. Requiring the tenant to deposit
a sum ot money, to be fixed by the
Municipal Court pending the prooiss
of the dispossess proceedings.
II y lan Makes ITnrd Fight.
Mayor Hylan led a group of Ne
Tork ofTlclals to the Capitol and fought
hard for his municipal construction pro
gramme. He found llttto joy In tho
Capitol, howover, as' the legislators, after
almost Ignoring his plea for bus lines,
listened Indifferently to his building pro
gramme and later did not consider It In
connection with the final revision of the
Both houses passed flvo ot tho less
Important of, the housing bills. One
holds tho agent manager, superinten
dent or janitor of an apartment or tene
ment house liable, as, well as the land
lord. In case of 'failure to furnish water.
heat light, power, electricity, elevator,
and telephone service, .In accordance 1
with the terms or tho lease: it wai
found that In most cases landlords es
caped punishment by putting tho re
sponsibility up to their Janitors or
Three bills 'deal with' summary pro-,
ceedlngs. The Legislature passed also
the bills nuthorlxtng Investment money
from State nnd municipal sinking' funds
in hands of the State Land Bank and
allowing tho Comptroller to offer higher J
Interest on snort term noies.
Landlords and tenants were divided
about equally In tho audience that
crowded the Assembly chamber when
the joint legislative cities committees
opened the hearing on tho series of bills
dealing with tho housing situation.
Mayor Hylan and a group of city ofil
clals occupied chairs near the commit
tee. The hearing lasted five hours.
Most of the time several persons were
on" their feet at once demanding to be
heard, and in tho rush speakers were
Allowed only one or two minutes eaoh.
Confiaued oit Fourth Pdgt,
IN EVERY LINE
General Drop In Living
Costs Is Indicated by Spe
BUYING OltGY IS OVER
Foodstuffs on Toboggan
First, With Cloth Goods
POTATOES AN EXAMPLE
Boston Paid .$1.75 a Peck for
Thcm.a Year Ago, and Now
Buys at j.B Cents.
On tho heclt of tharp cuts in pricei
of itapia articles that havo hern re
ported from large centrri in tho Jait
few tlait come ncirs that there i a
uctierat trend fou"ard reductions every
where nnd in almost ewytMna, Tun
Su.v and Nmv Yoiik IIcnALD hercidih
pretentt a aummarv of tho situation
in a Xaroe number of the principal
cities of tho United Btatei.
Bfxrial 10 Tiis Ron and Nw Yosk Ilmu,
IJohton, Hept 23. Apparently the
klstorio dollar bill will go slightly fur
ther In tho retail stores to-day than It
did n matter of eight months or n year
ngo. Whother It can bo stretched any
more to-dny than It could four months
ago say early In tho summer Is a
Certain It Is that certain staples,
though pathetically fow In number,
have dropped In price, Sugar, for ex
ample, is nt last selling In tho retail
stores nt from 17 to 20 ccntt n pound
In Orenter Boston, although this vi
ttnlty continued to pay near tho top
prices for woekH after tho slump was
Jn full effect In New' York and else
- The one other food product that has
dropped substantially In price la pota
toes. A few months ago they were sell
Ing here as high as 31.75 a peck, though
the averago price at that tlmo was prob
ably' nearer 31.30. Gradually tho price
has tumbled until now they are quoted
generally at 45 cents a peck, and some
leading stores sro offering them at 39
Asldo from these two articles It can
not be said that food Is any loner here
than It Was months ago.
Meats,' notoriously high In New ling-
land, continue "way up" In tho air. For
example, sirloin steak costs from 65 to
80 cents; rump, 70 to 80; roasting
pieces. 66 to 60; corned pieces from 40
to 60 1 cents for brisket Bacon costs
from H5 to 55 cents and whole hams
from 45 to 48 cents, and 70 to 75 cents
sliced. Fruits are bringing as high
prices as at any time and poultry is sky
high as well
Clothlntr Still Well Up.
The fall offerings in local stores In
men's clothing nnd the samo nppeors
true or womens-can ror pretty sub
stantial prices, quality considered. Then
Is improvement over the stlffost 'prices
being quoted lost winter anil spring,
but It cannot be said that tho prices
being asked this fall In this lino nro
anything but high. Most dealers appear
to bo pushing suits and ovorcoats at
from $M up, nnd the windows nro full
of suits and coats ticketed nt (05, 7S
Substantially tho same situation ex
ists In women's apparel. Tho most
commonly quoted prices on women's
fall and winter coats of popular cloth
materials rango from 350 to ttC, and It
Is declared to be oxtrcmcly difficult
getting an nrttcle of moro than fair
quality for the former figure. Tho prices
asked for women's suits are propor
tionate to thoso ior coats.
Buying Mors Carefully.
Department stores hero generally re
port their fall business to bo "very fair,"
and this appears to bo, a true statement
of conditions. It is evident however.
that tho average man or woman Is now
adopting a decided waiting attitude on
tho matter ot wearing apparel, except
on such things as are absolutely needed.
Lower prices are being awaited all along
tho line and, too, there is a disposition
to snend one's money more carefully.
Silk goods havo soon the greatest
drou In the stores here, and yet the
sales of silk article's, especially for men.
Is such as to Indlcnte that the consumers
are not "blowing" their money as here
tofore. Silk shirts, for example, sell
much slower to-day at 37 to 310 than
thoy were selling a year ago at from 312
The prices at which retail shoe dealers
are' 'offering their' fall lines can hardly
be called low, yet they are, an Improve
ment over the sensationally high prices
bf a year ago. They are higher than
the prices at which millions of dol
lars worth of fdotwear' was literally
"dumped'' In this city during the sum
mer by .special sales, .when manufactur
ers 'and jobbers alike vied with one an
other in clearing 'their overstocked
'shelves and warehouses..
Drop in Living Coats
Sptclal to Tin Hun amp ICcw Tosit Sim us
PlllIJtDRU'illA, Sept. 22. Observation
of foodsturr prices confirms Government
reports that the skids are under tho
II. C. of h. In Philadelphia. Vegetables
aro flooding the markets and are affect
ing the quotations on packing house
products. Vacant lots in all the out
lying sections ot the city have been
vtlltled to an extent little less than dur
ing the war period.
Dealers In men s clothing ore offering
to-day suits for 340 with a pair of bonus
trousers. The value ot the extra
Continued on Brvrnth Pegu.
Cox Letter Part of Evidence Which Moved
President to Exempt Scripps Boys in War
jrpirial to Tus Huh amp NbV Yosk llsuin.
WASHINGTON, Sept, 28. Pnrt of thej cvitlonco In tho appeal to
Uio President for tho military exemption of Jamon 0, nnd Robert
Hcrlpps, sona of tho wonlthy nowspaper owner, wan a letter written by
James M. Cox, then Governor of Ohio. Tho President, presumably
Influenced In part by UiIh letter, exempted both boys from tho scrvlco,
rovernlnk tholr local and district draft boards, When this waa dla-
cloaod during: Cox'a campaign for
"I never upoko or wrote n word to tho President, the Secretary of
War or to any draft board nskinp; tho exemption of Mr. Scrlppa, any
ono In his organization or nny ona else,"
Tho Cox lottor, It wn disclosed to-dny, wna written to Earl
Martin, Rcnornl mnnngor of tho Scrlppa Sorvlco, and waa used In tho
appeal to tho President for exemption. Tho father of the boya owns
or controls tho Scrlppa League of twenty-one nowspapcra, tho News
pnpor Enterprise Association and tho United Prosa Association. Tho
Scrlppa Lcnguo nnd tho Nowspapor Kntorprlao Association nro ardently
supporting Cox for President.
WILSON TO GET
President Awaits 'Psych ologi-
cal Moment' to Enter as
HIS POLICIES AT STAKE
Party Borsch Are in Quandary
About Effect of Whlto
ffprrlol to Tits Box and Nmv Yosk IIxumi.
Washington. Sept. 23, Tho shnrn
dlfferenco of opinion held by Demo
cratic IcaderH concerning the advisa
bility of having President Wilson take
un nctlvo part In tho campaign for tho
election of Gov, Cox seems about to be
resolved in favor of thoso who want
ihe Preslilont to try to "savo tho sit
uation" by Inaugurating n hctIch ot
Wllsnnlnn statements In favor of tho
League of Nntlons nnd In defence of
tho Democratic platform.
Many astuto Democratic polltlclanH
who havo studlod ,tho Hltuutlon
throughout tho country believe that
tec chief handicap borna by Gov. Cox
Is his Inheritance of tho nntl-Wllson
sentiment. Theso men havo been
working qulotly but persistently In
many ways to keep tho President in
tho background and silent on .tho
lcnguo nnd othor Issues of tho cam
paign. They havo desired to glvo tho
conscientious nntl-Wllson Domocrnts
nn opportunity to voto for Gov. Cox
without loslnp; their self-respect.
For a time It appeared that this coun
sel of tho cautious had provalled. but
n.lAii Irtn wapa sitrnntT tlntft from Ad
ministration quarters that the President
was morely awaiting tho "psychological
moment" to get into mo carapann
both feet." It was Intimated that tno
1 1 . i . i .,n , A-an.( v.miltl noon beam
and that the Prealdent would enter tne
llmollght as the real AJcmocnuiu
in tho campaign.
Tho reason for tho victor' for the pro
Wilson groups seems to be that tno
effect of the Western trip of Gov. Cox.
i - -i- -p r.-m.rnl nnrnnlzntlon all
over tho country, nnd Uio apathy of
the regular uomocrauo, wurD..
conspired to frighten the Democratic
National Committee into a state of mtno
where It Is willing to grasp at any straw
In an effort to win tho Presidency. Gov.
Cox has been allowed tho leadership
without much If nny Interference from
Uio Whlto House slnco his first visit
there, soon after his nomination, when
... ih. ornldent to Btnnd for
the Wilson League and not 'break the
heart of the worm- ur ci"a
reservations. But somehow tho Gover
. ..i.i hn ftre. av&v wtUi It" as ono
Iiur uiu v-
Democrat expressed It here to-day.
Thoreforo tne time ime iicuwy vmnu
for tho president to step in. After nil,
.i.i- mlnlned. It la the Wll-
mm . -
eon nolle'1 that aov' Cox " "Khtlng
for, and It la upon Uiem that he has
chosen to sink or swim ; so what more
natural than that the President should
take the lead in tno campaign i
T ... tmnni lhln to learn here to-
j.- v.a norannal onlnion of Gov. COX
on tho question of Mr. Yllson'8 active
leadership in tne campaign.
EX-KAISER IS CENTRE'
OF A FLORAL DELUGE
Amerongen Grateful for
Ily tht At$ooiattd Press.
Amkmwobn, Sept 23. WllllanHohen-
xollern to-day turned over to tho village
authorities here tho little hospital he
had ordered built as a memorial for the
evinm which Amerongen gave to him
im fled from Germany. For the
.first time since ho camo to iionana no
was the central nguro in a mno aceno
rrt.. nunla of Amnronffen falrlv bom-
.nn v.v..w . '
barded Uie one Uma Emperor with bou
quets and words ot thanks. Ills bearded
face bore a continuous smile of delight
This was the first enthuslastlo publlo
demonstration William Hoheniollern had
received since, he a-avo up the throne of
EX-RULERS OF EUROPE
HAVE $430,000,000 GEMS
Twice This Sum Pawned or
Sold in Switzerland.
OrNSVA, Switzerlund, Sept. 23. It was
stated on re'.lablo authority to-day that
the Jewels belonging to tho Romanoffs,
Hapsburgs and Holicnzollerns deposited
for safety with Swiss banks and private
tlrms are worth 3430,000.000, while tho
jewels sold or pawned in Switzerland
since 1911 by these families amounted to
doublo this sum.
Theso' totals do not Include jewel trans
actions by former princely famillea of
Russia, Austria-Hungary1 and Germany.
It works wonim,"A Help Wanted ad
vsrtlnmsnt In The Bon and Nsw Tork' Her
ald. Ttitphor nm nor eoeov-uuie.
Governor in 1018 he Issued this'
STAND ON IRISH
U. S. llns No Official Voico In
Any Settlement of Their
Affairs, IIo Decides.
SEES NO AID IN LEAGUE
Show Where Heart Lies, uut
Don't Meildlo in Foreign
Troubles, His Policy.
11 1 a Ala forreipotirffst ef Tin Oust Asm
Nsw Yoik Brum.
Mamon, Ohio, Sept. 23. Warren O.
Harding pointed out to-day in an In
formal talk with tho nowspaper cor
respondent that n lcnguo of nations
would bo death to Irish liberty.
Although Senator Harding mado no
referenco to Gov, Cox's statement In
tho West that ho (Cox) if elected
President, would bring Ireland's causo
lieforo tho League of Nations, It Is
probnblo that ho had In mind Cox's
Senator Harding called attention to
tho fact that under tho provisions ot
tho League of Nations the Irish ques
tion Ih an Internal and domestic ques
tion with Great Britain. It would bo
Impossible, therefore, to get tho ques
tion . ot Irish independence beforo a
The Senator's feollng about the Irish
question as It applies to Americans and
the possibility of American action ho
stated concisely as follows :
"Thero aro two phases of the so-called
Irish question In America. Individual
sentiment Is one thing, nnd U Is recog
nized thnt thero Is a widespread sym,
pathy hero for the cause of Irish au
tonomy. We voted nn expression ot
that sympathy In tho. Senate at the tlmo
tha penca delegates wero conferring In
"Ofllclal consideration Is quite another
thing. It Is not a question for official
America. America tins already meddled
abroad excessively without Invitation.
I havo said, as I truly believe, that
undor tho provisions of Uio League of
Nations the Irish question la Internal
or domestic, and I recall distinctly that
at the hearings beforo the Senate For
eign Relations Committee the American
advocates of, Irish Independence bitterly
opposed the leaguo as proposed, because
It not only closod the door to Irelnnd
but committed us to ujo, force to main
tain territorial Integrity ns tt exists
FOUND BURIED IN BOX
Los Angeles Man Under Tons
of Earth in Own House.
Los Anoelks. Sept 23. Discovery to
day of tho body of Jacob Charles Denton,
Los Angeles capitalist, who disappeared
four months ngo, burled in a hermeti
cally sealed box In the cellar of a house
at (75 Catallna street, brought to light
what tho police characterised as tha
most weird murder mystery In the his
tory of the city.
Physicians, said Denton had been dead
nbout three months. Tho body was
rouna By a privatn detective engaged by
The house In which Denton's body was
found was his property, but hod been oc
cupied by tenants for somo time. Tho
present tenant took tho property through
an agent about a month ago. The former
tenants were the subject of search to
day. SAD HUSBAND BLAMES
IT ALL ON BROADWAY
Tells Court Cruelty Was All
on Wife's Part.
Albert R. Thoens, a buyer for a mer
cantile establishment, declared yester
day in tho Supreme Court that his home
was wrecked by his wife's slogan:
"Broadway Is good enough for mo."
Even Long Beach, where they had a
cottage, was. according to the husband,
too far away from the bright lights for
Mrs. Katherlne M. Thoens, who is suing
for a separation, and she warned her
husband that she would not go so far
away from Broadway and Forty-second i
street another time. T
Tho Thoenses wero married In May.
1317. He denies his wife's charges of,
cruelty and asserts that she cast off her
wedding ring as a symbol of servitude
and maimed his watch nnd his left eye '
with the heel of ono of her shoes.
BANDIT CAPTt'IlEU DV VICTIMS
Denver, Sept. 23. Passengers on
Santa, Fe train No. B wero robbed early
this morning by a single masked bandit.
between Las Animas and La Junta, Col.,
and then captured the robber 'and deliv
ered him to police at La Junta after re
covering nearly all their valuables.
VATHKR JOHN'S MEDICINE
Has 00 ysars' sueeesa tor colds and eough.
LEAGUE FOR COX"
Scnnto Inquiry Links Sec
retary Maker's Partnor in
Favoring Ohio Editor.
CONTROLS 21 PAPERS
Palmer's Aids Charge Bills
at San Francisco Up to
CLEAN BILL FOR BABNES
Bernard Barucli Tut Up $25,
000 for Movlo'Tropopanda
to Aid Lcarruo of Nations.
KptMn to Tin Hun and New Yosk llraiia.
WAsmNOTON, Sept. 23. In lis nos
I'toiiH to-day tho Sonnto subcommltteo
Investigating campaign expenditures
rot closo to present day issuos when
tho namo of Gov. Cox, the Democrats
nominee, waa brought into the hear
ings In connection with tho exemp
tion from military service ot llobort
Scripps, son of the wonlthy newspaper
publlshor, proprietor of tho Hcrlpps
Lcnguo of twentyouo newspapers,
the Nowspapor Enterprise Associa
tion njul majority stockholder of tho
United Press Association,
Robert Scripps waa beforo tho com
mittee. Ho is now 2D years old. It de
veloped thnt tho ground of his ex
emption, which his, local board nnd
district board disapproved, but which
Mas accomplished by nn appeal to
Washington, wan that ho wan neces
sary to tho conduct of tho Scrlppn
Newspaper Enterprise, hn slnco tho
start of tho war having boon manna
ing' editorial director, a post unfilled
prjor to that since 1014,
Tho object of questioning young
B ripps was not to show that through
his -effort!) or the efforts of his rela
tives, with tho possible aid of Gov.
Cox, ho was relieved of military duty,
but to show that this obligation to
Gov, Cox might have a wholo lot to do
with t)io support tho Scripps news
papers, and tlio Nowspapor Enterprise
Association aro giving to Cox,
The committee had before It some
lurid pink sheets put out by the Scripps
people, full of Cox propaganda. Sen
ator Kenyon.da.), chairman of tho com
mittee, read several excerpts from
these. Robert Scripps said these sheets
wore sent rcgtilarly to somo seventy
newspapers, besides thoso. In the Scripps
League, Ono of theso had somothlng to
say about tho "Sonato ollgnrchy" whtch
Gov. Cox has been harping on.
Calls Oligarchy Tnllt Hot."
Senator Reed (Mo.), Democrat, took
occasion to say at this point that "from
the Inside I know this Hcnntnrlnl
oligarchy talk Is rot"
"You will have to fight that out with
Brother Coxi" Senator Kenyon com
Young Scripps Insisted the cost of tha
propaganda for Cox was not aided from
the Democratic National Commlttoe or
"Haw you any spoclat reason for car
rying It on?" .Senator Kenyon asked.
"Wo want to see him elected," said
"Are you under any personal obliga
tion to Gov. Cnx?"
"Did Gov. Cox havo anything to do
with securing an exemption from the
army for you or your brothen?"
"None that I know of."
"Don't you know that he wrote a let
ter when Governor In particular nbout
"I know. It now," Scripps ndmltted.
He said he had read It In n newspaper.
"Did you follow It tip to nnd out If
the letter was set forth consequently?"
Senator Kenyon continued.
"No," said Scripps.
"If the letter' Is correct, would that
add to your enthusiasm for Gov. Cox 7"
"Absolutely n6t," stoutly declared
the young man.
'"Did you file affidavits seeking exemp
"How old was your brother at that
"How old wero you?"
"You nro the only boys in the
"Who granted your exemption, the
local board or , the district board?"
Senator Edge (N. J.) asked.
Exemption Granted liy Crorrder.
''It wns granted by whbover was act
ing for Oen. Crowder."
"Was It granted by tho President of
the United States?" Senator Bdgo con
tinued, "I doa't know."
"Did the fact that your brother wa
exempted from military duty have any
thing to do with your enthusiasm for
Gov. Cox?" Senator Kenyoa said.
Senator Kenyon read the opinion of
the local board which examined the two
Scripps boys, in which It was set forth
that it was opposed to tho two sona of
a very wealthy man being exempted.
and then asked:
"Wasn't the appeal to. the President
mado after the district board turned
down the application?"
Young Scripps said ho did not know
that ho went to camp and was dis
charged after being thero about ten
"How did tho pnpers get along during
the ten days?" Senator Kenyon asked.
Senator Kenyon then developed that
Robert Scripps was mado "editorial di
rector" within a few weeks after tho
declaraUon of war. The experience
Scripps previously had In the news
paper business, he told the committee,
was being a reporter and a circulation
solicitor for' about a year when II years
of . It waa alto disclosed that