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VOL. XV. NO. 45
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, NOVKMI3ER 13, 1020.
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W W I." I .TT.TT7 f I
SHARP CONCEDES '
, SERVICE IS POOR
Echols and Attorney Also!
Admit Gas Company Has 1
Failed to Deliver j
CITIZENS TAKE SAND)
All Give Company si Deep
Gouge; One Man Timed
Meter to Chock Up Bill
WEAR O'COATS AT HEARING:
f Judge, Attorney and Witness
es Shiver Until Noon; City
Is Still Hopeful Duncan
Uter facing nn avalanche of testi
mony from local gas consumers nt
the hearing of the Oklahoma Natur
al Gas rompany before Corporation
Commissioner It. H. Kcholn J'rlday
D, A. Ill hanlson, attorney. It. C.
Slurp, acting general manager and
other officials of Aim Baa company
admitted without reservation that
tho Oklahoma Natural's brand of
service last winter nnd during prev
ious winters, was entirely Inefficient
and permitted their statements to
be cntcrtd Into tho record.
Among tho consumers who testi
fied were Mrs. Barilla Adams, 30
South Nogalcs; W. Jl. Oreshnm, 04t
South Cheyenne: J. K. Shaffer. 1429
South IJaltlmorc; Frank Knott,
1432 Hast Postorla: W. 1". Soaver.
507 South Cincinnati; Kate Hutch
inson, 109 East Klglith and ('. A.
Sanderson, 1811 South Uhcyenno.
Clly Charge Hounio Out.
Testimony given by theso wit
nesses' wra much tho same. They
not only declared on oath that tho
gas pressure last winter was so low
that they were frequently without
a fires, hut, also Hint their gas
bills mounted higher as tho supply of
Sanderson, whoso testimony wai
typical of tho hearing, said ho had
lived In Tulsa 14 years. In Novem
ber, 1319, he said, tho gas pressure1
was comparatively strong, and his
bill was J11.B8. During thu-sue-ceedlng
months, with a low pres
sure, tho hills jumped surprisingly.
In December ho paid 22.4U; In
January J24.H0; In February $5F.f. S;
During this portoil tho gaa rato wnH
44 cents Instead of tho 'present rato
of 48 cents,
Timed Meter Willi Watcli.
Ho said that on several occa
sions, when thcro wuh not suffi
cient flro in his homo to fry eggs,
ho donned a heavy overcoat, sat
on tlnj ground In front of tho
meter, and timed tho flow of gas
by his watch, On mm occasion tho
meter was registering approxi
mately flvo cuhlo feet a minute.
City Attorney Frank K. Duncan
and Attorney C. U, Rogers,, after
satisfying tho commission and tho
. gas company officials of tho lnndo
V nuato service In Tulsa, turned their
f lttnn,lnn ..1 ,1,,. rtirv, nil II V
Hit. Mil IU1IHIU IIIU VW.
'plea for nn lncrcasea rato based
Company -'Drags Down Velvet."
Hoth tho city's attorneys contended
In nubntanco that tho gas company's
capitalization and valuation flguren
ro unrcasonahlo. Testimony of It
C. Sharp brought outthat whlln
storkholders In tho rompany had
purchased nnnroxlmatoly J3.&00.000
In stock, they were given a bonus
of Jl, 31)0.000 worth of stock to In
duce, them to take tho three nnd
one-hiif million Issue. Duncan and
HnRr s contend thnt consumers of
h" pis rompany havo through In
".mod rates paid for tho various
ext. nylons and Improvements that
ho J3, 500. 000 was to havo ohlnined
given tho company this amount In
; velvet " Sharp and other officials
of tho company Insist, that all tho
ri.VTINVKD ON l'AOK KIUIIT
".n cAiti.o" (iitANii ori:n..
fee.' it'jw on aula at JrnUtni Music ator.
lunrnil illrrrliiri, CTO (. lluulilrr. l'lmn
O I'J o 1640. Ambulnr iMVtco. Adv.
v plan Is a mighty source of
owt Do not work and Uvo "hit or
mm in your activities day by dny.
I '!t' m.ninc your hours and doublo
If lour plan In blockod, dig in an
other direction. Ilulld a new found'a
Shako oft doubts :Md start
I nlesi your work mal-e.i you
"Ipy It is not your work; It Is not
no work In which you will bo
upremely nuccessf ill.
U Is up to you, therefore, to find
iVv.'rk for which you are fitted.
u- ',lnc,) Hnd It Is In tho
"nt Ads of tU, newspaper.
.t, iOKUI. nm' mako a conscientious
n,;. y t 1,10 Watlt Ads for tho iur
ti.1 ' BCCUI',r,s your right vocation
'Want Ad plan will win'
rld ant Ads for direct
La.,'"!' Mor" than 700 nd carried
A" taker' B''lB 6000 for Wunt
"In Peace, Plenty and Security Our Virtuous and Self-Ke-hant
People Face the Future" With "Much to Be
Thankful for," Says Wilson in Annual
Message on Day.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. President Wilson issued his Thanks
giving proclamation tonight, saying that "In plenty, security and pence,
our virtuous nnd self-reliant people face tho future," and Hotting aside
Thursday, November SB. for the usual observum e. Th text follows:
"Tho season approaches when It behooves us to turn from the dis
tractions and preoccupations of our dally life, thnt we may contem
plate the mercies which have been vouchsafed to us and render heart
felt nnd unfeigned thanks unto Cod for his manifold gtimlnciw. x
"This is nn old observance of the American people, deeply Im
pended in our thoughts and habits. The burduns and the stresses of
llfo havo their own Insistence.
"U'o havo abundant cntiso for thanksgiving. The lesions of the
war aru rapidly healing. Tho great army of free mfn. which America
sent to the defoneo of liberty, returning to the grateful embruco of
the nation, has resumed the unclul pursuits of peace as limply and aH
promptly as it rushed to arms in obedience to the country' all. The
eipial Justice of our laws has received steady vindication in the sup.
port of n law-abiding people against various and sinister attaiks, which
havo reflected only the baser agitations of war, now Jinpslly passing.
"In plenty security mid xnc-o ,mir Urinous mid M'lr-tvllnnl
people fnee flic future, Its duties nnd Its opportunities .May (;
him; vision to dl-ivm our duties; tho strength, both or hand nnd
rowolw, to illsduirgu lliem; and tho sniiui'lnos of heart to realUe
that the truot opHrtunl(lc arc thou. (ir n'rvko
"In spirit, then, of devotion and stewardship w would giv thanks
Invour hearts and dedicate ourselves to tho service of God's merciful
and loving purposes to his children.
"Wherefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, president of the rnlted States
of America, do hereby designate Thursday, the 21th day of November
next, as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, and 1 call upon my country
men to cease from their ordinary tasks and avocations on that day.
giving It up fo tho remembrance of God and his blessings, and their
dutiful nnd grateful acknowledgement."
MRS. HEDGES GETS
SCHOOL HEAD JOBj
Board of County Election I
Issues Certificate to
PROTEST MAY BE FILED
Mrs. Wilbanks, Victim of
Strange Error on Ballots,
Might Ask for a Be-Check
Iluuing their decision on the elec
tion law which requires that tho
criiltitv nl.ntlim limiril m.lU'n utit Cf.r
Uflcjitcp of election according to the !
totals shown by tho various precinct
certificates nnd not from tho pre
cinct tally sheets, tho Tulsa comity
board Friday Issued a certificate of
election to Mrs. Mlnnetto Hedges, as
successful cnndldatu on the demo
craCTe ticket for superintendent of
Schools. Other certificates were is
sued by tho board to candlilateK
where no question haa been raised
a to tho result of the count by pro
.Airs. WlllmitUH May Protest.
Mm. Wilbanks, republican candi
date who was thus ultimately de
feated nt tho polls, hy tho decision of
a democratic election board which
inado tho original mistakes, will In
all probability protest lo tho board
on Its action In Issuing certificates
to .Mrs. Hedges, It was indicated
On the precinct certificates made
by tho precinct boards and delivered
to tho county board, tho name of
Wilbanks. the republican candidate
for superintendent of schools, was
omitted from some ballots by tho
precinct officials. and the name of
Mabel Messner the orlclnnl rrmili.
llcan candidate who resigned, was
allowed to remain, according to the
finding of the board, as stated Fri
day. The precinct election hoard
should have drawn a line through
tho name Mcwmor ami written In
tho name of Wilbanks as a substi
tute on tho preeiric certificates. In
the Instances1 where the name Mess
ner appeared on the precinct cer
tificates, tho total vote was .o87 nnd
tln number of votes for Wilbanks
Hoard Strictly ISjIlims lriw.
Tho election board holds that tho
law re'iulres mombers'of the pro
'Inct boards to placo the slickers
beurlng the name of tho substltuto
CONTINfKl) O.V I'Altt: HICVKNT-SKS'
'La Sonorita' Figured
In Sensational Breach
Suit About Year Ago
KAN ANTONIO. Texas, Nov. II.
Simultaneously with tho announce
ment from Laredo, Texas, that the
body of Miss Theodora Sanders,
bea itlful Laredo Klrl, who killed
her If In Chicago last Tuewlay,
wot -1 bo brought homo for burial,
It oecamo known thut tho dejid
woman was tho central flsuro
lers than a year ago in a sensa
tional breach of promlso suit.
Charging that UenJ.imln Alnx
andcr, np romlncnt business man
if Laredo, under the gulj jt be
ns a single man, had courted her
mil asked hor to marry him, only
to confess later that ho was
trendy married, Miss Pandora sued
Alexunder for J2S.O00 damages
for bri jch of promise. Tho case
was settled out of court and
shortly thereafter MJss Sanders
went to California and later to
Mexico City, whero Mio nu t II H.
Oarver. the man over whom she
killed herself, .
IN LABOR 'WAR'
Evening World's Theory
of Wall Street Blast
Wrecking Foreman Thinks
"Job" Was Intended to
"Frighten His Men"
NKW YOUK'. Nov. U'. Official!
ln,lnutlm,H.. . .1... 1. ........ .. - .1.
miv.-oikiiiiuii in nil, HiiiiiiiDri ill ine
Wall street explorlon September. 1,
put forth by the Now York livening
World yesterday, was begun tod.i.v
by District Attorney Hwair with the
examination of men mentioned as
prominent in tho labor "war" at
tributed by the paper an having fur
nished the motive for the erlrno.
William Zaaranko, pnwiilent of
Houso Wreckers' union Nn. yl, which
tho nowspapor charged had been
subjected to "tyranny" nt tho hand
of tbo rival organization of Robert
P. Drindell, president of the building
trades council, and Albert A. Volk,
head of a company which had the
wrecking contract of tho Now Yoik
stock exchange annex, underwent
lengthy examination. Individual
laboring men, "possibly inside the
union," or sympathizers, jtlio paper
declared, wcro responsible, for the
explosion ns a reprisal against "Hrln
deli workers" employed by Volk.
. Much of Volk's statement to tho
district attorney was devoted to
what ho salil was his own "theory"
of tho explosion, "that It was done
to hurt or frighten some of my
men," and to a statement alleged to
havo been made by IWwiniml Clark,
a former foreman of Yelk's, that n
man reported to him Immedlatfly
after the explosion that It wn his
horse that had been killed, Clark,
tho newspapers asserted, was the
victim of atr attempted assassination
within a month after the explosion.
"Clark," Mr. Volk mid the (llntrlrt
attorney, "told me personally that
he hud spolo'ti to a man oir Hi'
bridge (tho structure erected by 'be
demolition company abovo the sldo
walk at Wall and Ilroul streets) who
had claimed It was his horse that
had been killed."
The Joint legislative rnmmltten In
vestigating the nileged "hulldlni!
trust" also turned briefly to thn ex
plosion when Samuel Untnrmyer.
chief counsel, questioned Karanko.
The union loader declnred his
Ikiuse wreckers do not use dynamite,
but "use the crowbar and ropo" and
that the excavators do not como on
the property .until his men get
through ". The excavators, he said,
"Mlwlon" to Mexico
SAN ANTON I O.! Tex. it, Nov. 12.
iimes A. (birflel. formi r fuel nd
ointurator of tho t'nited Stales and
irty of 2!i business rnjm will' pass
'trough Han Antonio Monday night
i rout" to Mexico, nceording to
nformation received hern by rail
nl men today. Tho nature of tho
tp Is not known hero.
Illg Haul for (las Tlilccs.
FOIIT WORTH. Texas, Nov. J2.--Oasollnn
valued at 127,000 was
stolen by draining tank cars nt P.i v
.1,,. ill nut nlr-ht. uerdl-fllni? trt
ports h re today The cars stood In
tho railroad yards there.
Tl'I.SA, Nv t: -Maximum JJ, inlsl-i-
m 19. nrtHi wind? rlcur,
OKLAHOMA Hatur.luy and tiunilty
Ulr, rlUK temptrnturfii.
ioii.wh i.o( At. i:vi:ts.
Clly club, Hotel Tulii, U.K.
94 DAY STRIKE OF
"Strike" Called off, Men
Eat; Doctors Relieve
They Will Live
TWO OF. ELEVEN DIE
fSinn Feinn leaders Decide
Sacrifice of Other Nine
Lives Not Necessary
NO FOOD SINCE AUGUST 11
But "No Unfavorable- Symp
toms" are Evident Say
DUliUN. N V! A statement is
sued tonight at Dublin Castle said
the hunger strikers In Cork Jail, who
had been without food dure August
11, resumed taking rniurtslimeiil at
3 o'clock this afternoon, with an en
tire absence of unfaorable symp
Meat, the statement said, was ad
ministered under the direction of the
medical officers of the Jail, who be
Hevo that with careful treatment the
prisoners will ultimately recover
The final appeal which dcciilcd
fin1 men to end thtlr fast lame from
Arthur flrlfflth. acting president of
the Irish republic He wns support
ed by Tjord Mayor O'Cnllnghan. tho
successor to Terence MacHwIncy.
Orlglnully, there were 1 1 hunger
strikers, but two of (hem had stir
cumbed. Tho first of tho hunger
strikers to dio was Michael Fitzger
ald, who succumbed orr October 17.
Joseph Murphy died on October 15.
Murphy claimed to bo an American
citizen and after Jib. .uijest reprc.
Ventatlons wenr made in his behalf
to tho American state department.
Dlshop Oohnlnn of Cork, after the
death of Terence MaeHwIney, ad
vised the prisoners to call off thel;
hunger strike. Food was prepared
for the prisoners but they refused to
SIGN ADRIATIC PACT
Dlploinutt of Until Italy unit diigo.
Siailu r.vprost. N.itlsrnction uier
HA. N'T A MA IH1II KH1TA, Nov
The treaty between Italy and .logo
llnvla was signed this evening at
The preamble of tho treaty reads.
"Thn kingdoms of Itnly and of
ie Serbs, Croats nnd Slovene, are
diiceroly desirous to eHlabllsh cor
lial relations between the two coun
rlcs for their common welfare.
"Italy recognizes tho coriMtltutlnn
' tho neighboring state as the real
ation of one of her highest aims,"
Tho diplomats of both countries
xprossed great satisfaction over tho
Kuroixs Wants Cotton.
KAN ANTONIO, Nov. 12. Launch
n a movomont to ship all tho low
rado cotton In tho United Stntes,
directors of the t'nited Cotton flrow
is association of America, meeting
'icre today, appointed a commute,
hlcb will meet In Dallas. Mond,i
or the purpose of conferring with
fflcl.ils of the federal reserve bank
till the end in view or llilci-emlng
h, :u in financial shipments abroad.
Rich and Atfed
Romeo's ' Love
CIIH'AOO. Nov. 12. Love lot-tei-
alleged In have passed be
iwnri lleibirt P. Crane, fifi.year
old millionaire and various wo
men were Introduced todtiv In th
suit for separate nialntennneo
filed at (ieiruva, 111., by Mrs. Hil
da P. Crane, young Costa Hlcan
wl,e of the millionaire
One signed "Ilediln' begged
Crane to come and see the wili
er and mid him she "was hII
nlorm In a big house" and "missed
her d' .ii boj ' Another letter
was fiom .Mrs. William Hllles
who was named In the dlvono
suit of the first Mrs. Crano and
"who later commlttid suicide.
Mrs. Crane testified she found
-.women's lingerie not her own
In a bedroom In her husband's
house. As she finished testify
in.. Iinr "-veiir.olil bov toddled in
to the room holding his nurse's
hand. It was the first tlmo Mr.
Crane, who was In tho court
room, had never seen the child,
Mrs. Crano said.
"Ho wouldn't even look nt the
child when he was born." said
The Crane's were "married In
19 If,, after a three , months
courtship. Mrs. ("rune is the sis
ter of Hnmuel Plza, Costa HI' an
charge d'affaires at Washington
and the daughter of II. Pliu,
Cot tu Hlcan coffee owner,
Major League War Comes to End
As Famous Federal Judge Accepts
Dictatorship of 'National Pastime'f
Jmlfiv Who'll liulv
DvatinicH of lluxcbull
Under 'LiisTwr Plan
Judge K. M, Uiudls
WAR ON BREWS
TO BE VIGOROUS
Making Home Tieer, Even
lor Family Alone, Is
IT'S POPULAR, 'SPORT'
Practice Spreading So Rapid
ly Enforcers Are Alarmed
By Its Proportions
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. The In
tel rial revenue bureau In formal
statements today confirmed reports
that a crusade against hoijie brewing
of nlcoholl leverages Is plann.nl by
tho government's prohibition en
forcement agencies. The bureau did
not reveal the means proposed to
employ nor did It admit It had ap
proved preliminary Instructions by
Prohibition Commissioner Krnmer,
directing sales of malt and hops bo
restricted to baiters and corrfec
tionunt. "If malt extract, hops lilnglats,
gelatine or other materials era sold
or advertised for sale In clrcu in
stances which show they aro adver
tised or sold for uso,ln the unlawful
manufacture of Intoxicating liquor,''
said a statement Issued tonight by
Commixsloner Williams of the inter
nal revenue bureau. "It is the pur
pose of tho bureau to prosccuto per
sons so offending.''
"The so-called home brew beer
manufactured In the home for bev
erage purpose, even though for thu
sole uso c the family and bono fill,,
I quests,. Is, under the bureau's con
Istructtnri of the L'iw. illegal, anil tin,
sale of materlsls for purpose of such
'manufacture Is ll'iewlso Illegal."
Chief I'nfiirccr Absent.
Commission.- Kramer wify dill
I absent from the city tonlght.y The
'Htatiment of the federal ptiHlbl
jtlon director 7ft Ohio, however, that
j he had received instructions fiom
Ki'nrner in prevnn shIi-h of malt and
fiNTiNt'i;o on pack hi:vi:nti:i:m
Gifts for Yanks Now
On thine Must He in
Ilobohen December 5
! WAHMIMITON, N,. 1J I'hiist
mas pailiag'S for Aineibnn 1 1 m
on the Itbli.e must reaeh lolnku
by lieeeinl.ir to Insure deliverv
hcfiire i 'lirNt mas ilav. 1 1 i vwu de
artm nt announced tuilav. Tliev
hIiihi lil be sent are of the gen
eral superintendent, army trans
port service, Iloliuken.
Parcels for men stationed In
Hawaii and the Philippines should
reach tho depot quartermaster,
Fort Mason, Han I'Vamlsco, not
later than December 5, while for
I hnuf, uMimiimt 111 the Piitmriin
I i anal rone and Porto Itleo should
be In the hands of the general
superintendent army tiansport
service pier 3. Jinny supply base,
Houth llrooklyn. N. Y. by Novem
Packages ror fiermuny muM not
exceed seven pounds in weight 72
inches combined length and girth.
Thi'se to men on duty in tho
canal zone rind Insular possessions
aro limited to 30 pounds In weight
ana two cubic lent In volume
r.lurint Keens AlinrnatcH Waitinir Ah Minitti-n When Thev
Kilter His Courtroom to Offer Him $50,000 a Year !
to Be Supremo Arbiter of the Came
CIIICAllO, Nov. 12. - I'edoral
Judge KeliewiW .Mountain Lnnills to
day accepted the "chairmanship of
professional baseball" after It had
bein tendtuwil him by unanimous
vote of the ltl major longun clijhs,
lunl thereby became thu final court
o' appe.il In nil mutters o( nrlsilnls-
ration which may come up between
the National and Amerban leagues
and an minor i)agues which vol
uniarin Join In the proposed ie
crmi bullion nf b.i.ehall. 'i'hus end
ed tt shortest "baseball war."
Judge l iidlM wns hearing a rase
In whleii MR.OOO bilherj. In con
nectlon with an Income tax was
i barged when u committee of night
(In i owners called on him. As the
ii.ai.ii lies filed Into the courtroom,
li.i' In ihelr hands, the Judge sharp
ly banged his g-avel down and order
ed tin in lo make less noise.
llecH .Magnate Wall log.
When informed of their mission
lie had them escorted lo his cham
bers, whore they were kept In wait
ing for IS minutes before the Judge
would listen to tho offer which In
creased his annual salary from
I7.6UO a -ar to 150,000.
While tin. magnate! walled, thn
Judge conducted tho bribery trial
In his usual vigorous fashion nnd
guvo nt to some scathing remarks
about tho men who falsify their In
come tax returns.
"The penitentiary Is too good for
tlmm." he remarked.
At first tho Judge refused tho offer
of tho committiio on the ground that
ho "loved his position an Judgu" too
much to quit the lunch, finally,
howuvnr, ho -ngreei to hold both
positions, but spnclfled his basoli.ill
Salary Milium IH'lininril uy
I7.KI10 the amount ho received an
Judge. It was agreed that ns chair
man he should receive H 2,600 a
year, Instead of the J80.0UO originally
offered. After tho meeting, Judgo
Landls took Clark (Irifflth. a per
sonal frlnnd. over to a window.
Wiry lie Took .lob.
"Orlff," ho said. "I'm going to
tell you Just why I took tills Job. Hue
those kids down there on tho street?
3eo that airplane propeller on thn
wall 7 Well, that explains my ac
ceptance, "You see thn' propeller was on
the plane In which my son, .Major
FLEETS TO VISIT
Atlantic and Pacific War
ships to Take Long
NI'.W YOUIC, Nov. 12. The At
lantic and Pacific fleets of the U. H.
Navy will mako n Joint cruise to tho
west coast of South America next
February. AfHT making a rendez
vous at Ilalboa on the Panama v.iMul,
he wunrtilps will cruise together tujcivod fiom Sobastoipjl this after
Callao, Peru, where the Atlantic;
,l.l ...III ...tllun r,,l n l-lHlt Tit
Pacific fleet will continue to vnl-
Hi turning to Hainan, the aiiiiiiuc
the annual mmr fleet athletic con-
tejiB befuie parting.
TheMi announcements were mridr
iere from the Perinsj Ivanla flag-
rhlp of the Atlanlli fl"it, which to-
day entered Its 'home base', ending Its!
sen m tlutlos for isjo i
GIRL RUNS DOWN MAN i
Agiil l.oiili-liiiuio Killed nt Kaiulpa '
by Autoniobll.- Ilrlien by 20.
Ycnr-Old Young oiiiiin.
H.. lul In "I hv Werl'l
HAPttLPA. Nov 12 An aged man.
believed to be C. N. Htaffurd, of
Leesiille, I -i , was run down and In- ,
stantly killed about fi:30 o'clock this
evening as he attempted to irons tho
intersection of Maple and Geary
streets. Miss Margaret Uiwson,
aged in. driver of tho car, is pros
trate with grief at the homo of hor
l.r.,l li.ie.ln.hi w. I.iiiiIm I lav'lilsnri. lltir-
clwislng iigeut of the' Knpiilpa Itefln- i
Stafford was nliout 7." yenis old '
and was a stranger In Hnpulpn. so ,
far as could be ascertained ldntl-
n...,ll,i.i u-na tnrifli. lie 1,11111.111 full, ill
in his possession. A telegram has
been sent to Leesvllle, La., in an
effort lo locale relatives.
Collon Mill CutM Waged.
DAN VILLI?, Va.. Nov. 12 Wag
reductions of 2f, per cent, effective
December 2'J. were announced todny
by tho D.in Itiver and Hlverslde Oot
ton Mill corporation, orn of the larg
IHio corporation further announced
est plants of Its kind In thu south,
that two groups of Its employes us
reprcHi-nted In tho plants voted ul
most unnnlmuusly to acvept thu reduction.
and Pacific sailois will compete liv'll,','' ' ' f'j" f'"
Iteed t.ntiilK flew' while overseas
Meed and I went to one of the
world H'Tlr games nt llrooklyn.
Outside the gate were n huucli of
Utile Itlds playing around. Heed
tinned to mo uml tyild: 'Dud,
wouldn't It be a shame to have thu
game of these little kld.i broken up?
Wouldn't It bo awful to take base
ball twny from them?'
"Well, while you gentlemen wcrn
talking to me, I looked up at this
propeller nnd I thought of Heed.
Then I thought of bin remark In
Judge Iandls' official acceptance
llrooklyn. Orlff. we've got to kep
baseball on a high standard for the
sake of the youngsters- that Is why
i tooit tn .lot) -I want to help. '
wuh made In thW following date-
Ills Policy Mrlef.
"I have ricieptcd thu chairman
ship of baseball on the Invitation of
the 10 nmjor league clubs. At Ihelr
request and in aceord.ineo With mv
earnest wishes I will remain on thu
k bench and continue my work here,
"inn opportunities for real iturvloo
are limitless. It Is a matter to which
I havo been devoted for .nc.nrly lo
years. On the 'juvrtlon of tiolley nil
I have to say Is this) Thn only
thing In nnybodys mind now Is to
make and keep baseball what tin)
millions of fans throughout thn
United Stales want It to be.
.Indue I.iiihIIh Is ii national figure.
Tho Important cases hn has passed
upon nrui ins wit ami Harcnsm-
NomctlnifM humurnus and somnUmos
cniintii'-'Whiuli ho directs at prison
ers and counsel from his bench,
have miulo mm ramniiH.
Itiiselmll Ills Hobby
llasnball always litis been one of
his holdden. In tho lotvii'iif L'igans-
J ll'l I, Jim., vvm'lil IM' Wlin leiueil, III1
judgo played mi amateur and semi
pruViixlounl teams. IVs brilliant
playing brought him runny offers to
turn professional, hut he always do
c II noil, saying he played meroly for
sport and lovo of the game.
In t',114 he presided In the legal
battle wiib-h tesulled from thn great
est baseball war In history tho fight
of ihe I'cderal leng,un against tlo
National and American leagues. Tho
Judge nevtr rendered a decision In
this i ajm, however, for It wan set
tled out nf court while ht wns still
forming his official opinion. Whlln
CON1INII.il ON I'.WlK TKN
IN PERILOUS HOLE
Bolshevik Troops Heavily
Reinforced, in Great
PAltlH, Nov. 12. Russian soviet
troops which broke through Gen
eral Wrangol's first lino nf drfonso
on the Crimean bntlo front arc now
uiaklng a grand assault all long
thu Uric, arcordlng to dlsputchos re-
The situation of 'lenci.il Wrimgel's
untl-bolshevlk nrmy Is critical.
Stehastopol Is tiling put Into con-
The red lumps were reported to
have suffered heavy lowo In the
fliihtlng south of Pirookop, on tho
neck of the Crimean peninsula.
They are now moving southward
'"' '"" advancing through tlndr
guns up to the front.
The soviet army, sirengtliMitid by
heavy reinfon ements from tho
Polish front, outnumbers tho army
of General Wrnngol
Mrnien In Narniw I'Vicnpc,
CIIH AGO, Nov. 12. n. A. Van
:m ii ml Thomas Smith, pilot and
Mechanic, respectively, of the Chi-ngn-i'kvcland
air mall service, nnr-
nowiv escnjieii serious injury or
alii lousy wnen ine molor of their!
plane died and after skimming along
'ioiihu tops for nuarly half a mllo,
i ravheii to earth, half a mllo onst
f the ellv. The mehiun was on the
no to Cleveland with u load 'of mall.
High School Students
In Armistice 'Strike'
Suspended at Topcka
TOPHICA, Kiwi.. Nov 12. Two
hundred and fifty high Bchmd
pupils, Incluudlug 40 girls were
dismissed from school Indefinite
ly tiday as 'punishment for leav
ing school in a body yesterday
Armistice day, without permls
Hlui.. Tho students lato for a lass
rmim gavo a "snake dame" In the
street, marched through Hnrerril
other schools and joined In th"
day s parade downtown, remain
ing nbieiu from the si hool tho
balance of the diij Tho suspend
ed students represent nbi ut a
fourth of tho totul utudeut body.
M'ADOO NAMED IN
- lfiF 'TFAI ' IMIPPPn
nuur 01 DHL IMimiU
Meehan Tells How Ex-Convict's
ber Coup Was Foiled
BOARD OFFICERS IN CLEAR'
No Irregularities. Found
Among Officers of Emer
gency Flcep Corporation
NKW YOKIC. Nov. 12. Alleged
"political activity" previously re
ferred to In testimony and reports
before the Walsh commlsilon now
Investigating facilities of tho United
States ihlpirtng board, again was
ImiMiod upon In terumouy present
ed hero today.
Congrersmnn Israel K. Poster.
luestlonlng John T. Mevdnn, deputy
ciuer nt ttiij iionrd .1 bureau of In
vestigation, asked whether thorn hud
been any Iom to the government
through "political Influgnce."
Tho wllnens replied thnt ho could
not sny thnt thorn had.
Asked whether thorn had been any
complaints of such Influence, tho
witness snld that he had heard soma
criticism of William (I. McAdoo after
ho had resigned tho office of secre
tary of the treasury. It was charged
or lather complained of tho wit
ness addrd, that Mr. McAdoo had
appeared before, the loard on bt
huif of tho Morso Interests.
"I do not want to bn iinderstfod,"
thn witness continued, "as saying
that It In even Inferred that Mr,
McAdoo has been Ikirmful to thn
board In any way." Ho explained ho
was testifying only na to crltlclemi
ho had heard.
Meehnn also sold that while most
nf tho Investigations of Ills depart
ment had been of the activities nf
minor employes, his department had
not overlooked officials. Ho added
thoy had gone "very high" In thn
hoard's personnel. He repeated pre
vious testimony that no Irregulari
ties had been discovered among thn
board a officers, Heferenccs worn
mde however, to department
heads, particularly In southern dis
trict shipyards whero dismissals had
taken place at IiIh recommendation.
At one of these dismissals, which wns
brought about, hu said, by what he
termed uriiluo and unnecessary delay
as well ns exorbitant expense In re
pairs lo n wooden ship. Tho final
repair bill on this ship, hn said,
umounted to fully (200,000 and tho
ship could not bo sold today for
A story of how nn 'er-convlct"
former omplnyo of tho Kmergoncy
Ploot corporation had attempted "to
put over" a deal In tho sale nf ex
cess lumber, owned hy tho shlpplna
Iionrd, by rollUBlon with a head of
thn lumber department, was related
by Meehan, Tho doal, had It been
consummated, tho witness testified
before the Walsh committee, would
have resulted In a' loss of more than
J3l,noo.000 to the government.
Ho said that In July, 1919, thn
board had on hand approximately
1 139.000,000 feet of excess lumber
Illds for the sale or this lumber
were submitted In that month.
Among tho bidders, ho said, was n
Chicago wrecking f,lrm, which filed
a bid with a certified check Indtcat
Ine tho bid to bo for approximately
Tim department had been on tho
trail of n former employe of thu
board, the witness snld, by tho namo
of K. H. Klger, then behoved Jo lis
connected with nn alleged stibsl
diary company of tho bidders. It wai
disclosed that Klger was In com
munication with J. K. t'nwcctt, then
head of thn lumber) department of
tho Kmergoncy Vleet corporation
The dopnrtrnent of Investigation, hn
declared, learned that the firm's bid
was "misleading" and that the ten
dur of the certified check was "In
tended to cover up" what the ll
ness said exports afterward de
clared to bo an actual bid of about
Klgurs who the witness stated was
engineering the deal prevlouslv hud
been discharged of his past reco. d
vhlch showed that he was not tmlv
out on parole from Detroit author!
ties, but also undor Indictment n
New York for alleged offensi - oin
milted in 1912 under nnntlui .nilili
Kltfor. however, the witness 3flld
had during the ttme of his service
with tho board "provud m l a good
employe." After his disdiarg- li
the board, Klger became associated
with the lun. tier firm which had bid
for the material, Moohan said
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 12 -Tin
condition of I'ntted States Senator
UoiH" Penrose continues to fauna
fonsldeniule a'arm to his frlindi,
I illhnugh lil pnvBiciaria insim n in
lot serious enough to fear thu
A wran'on urciutect nm ci er'U
ii submit to blood transfusion for
lh senator, It wua learned today.