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Weatlier Forecast
Good Morning-
Scattered local' thunder : shewara
. Wednesday . and Thursday
OU II. NO. 240.
Major Wanted $100,000
But She Told Him to
' . "Go to Hell"
Was Presented to Camp
. bell in Shadow of
. FlagTole
, ' (By Associated Press)
Washington, July 19. The di
rect charge that $5,000 was paid
' to Major Bruce R. Campbell an
' s officer of the army for use among
'. ""the higher ups" to obtain the re-,
' ' leufe of Grover Cleveland Berg
.' Soil, her slacker, son, was made
tedajt for MJBmmi: Jfskitok
ol? J'hiladelphia, to a Jiouse com
mittee. ; . ' ,
- Having heard the charge the.
: committee developed that on Feb
ruary 10, last year, about ten .
4lays aher Mrs. Bergdoll swore
-. the money was paid, Campbell
deposited $4,500 with Wassed
man , Brothers, members of the
New ; York stock . exchange, and
.. $2,000 more on March 3, all of
. which and more was wined out by
lhe end of June 'in marked trad
' ' ing. The money was deposited to
'tlie joint 'credit of the major and
Laura E. Campbell, supposedly
' his wife.
Major Campbell, who enlisted as
sun army private in 1901 and served
overseas . with the Rainbow Division,
And who was Bergdoll's counsel in
cotirt , martial proceedings, was not
present at today's hearings. He pre
viously had testified that he did not
get one dollar of Bergdoll's money,
ttil tit the direction of the committee
the war department has, ordered him
two from Camp Pike, Ark., to an
swer the charges.
Campbell Wanted $100,000;
" Called- back to testify after gov
ernment agents had picked up the
Campbell clue in a renewed effort to
, fx responsibility for Bergdoll's es
cape while .hunting for a buried tub
of gohi, Mrs. Bergdoll stood firmly on
Iier constitutional rights and refused
ti answer questions. But when as
sured by Chairmati Beters of ..im
V munity from prosecution she began
hnr sltory declaring Campbell first
. 45munued $100,000.
"I told him to go to hell," she ex
claimed, .'"He had tortured me into
believing that my boy would be shot
, unless the higher ups were paid.".
i Delivered Under Flag Pole '
Questioned by John ,H. Sherburne,
; ( Boston, the committee counsel
Mrs. Bergdoll, step by step, told how
she had taken the money, pinned in
riervaist, to Governor's Island, turned
it over to Grover, who met the major
under the tig flag pjole at the re
servation and delivered it. Later she
wore, Campbell told her that he had
received the money from Grover, but
: t aat under the law lie could keep no
part of it for himself and had given
it to an officer whose name she
oiuld not remember. It was her un
derstanding, she testified, that it was
to go eventually to a member of the
-snrt trying Tier son for evading the
' draft. :
Pressed by Representative Luhring,
, -republican, Indiana, ' Mrs. Bergdoll
t .';,! she had" not told the committee
tf the transaction before because she
l..i t forgotten it. Grover, she added
tttent'y had urged her to tell of it
It Is rumored in- London that the
engagement of Miss Megan Lloyd
George, daughter of the British pre.
rnier, to Sir Philip Sassoon, the pre
mier's brilliant young secretary, will
soon be announced. Miss Lloyd George
la nineteen and Sir Philip Is thirty
one. He is Immensely wealthy.
Committee Goes to Wash
ington to Present
(By AanurlBted Preen)
Jacksonville, July 19. A delega
tion froih Florida will be heard at
Washington July 22 by the house
committee on agriculture in behalf
of the Bankhead bill which provides
for government cooperation in drain
ing swamps and overflow lands ac
cording to advice received here today
by the Florida Development Board.
The delegation will present maps,
charts and photos in an effort to show
the committee that Florida soil is
very productive when conditioned for
growing crops. The delegation will
set forth that Florida is less than one
half, the distance from western irri
gation projects to the eastern mar
kets and that the wet lands in' this
state can be drained at a very much
lower cost per acre than water can
be put on the arid lands. Consequent
ly, the committee will be told from
a food production standpoint the con
sumers in the congested .centers of
population, congress should give fa
vorable consideration to help reclaim
the lands in Florida and other sou
thern states.
10 PUT
Washington. July 19. Further'
credit for the purpose' of harvesting
and marketing the coming cotton
crop will be extended in whatever
amount may legitimately be required,
it was announced tonight by the
Federal Reserve Board and the gov
ernors of the Reserve Banks of
Richmond, Atlanta, St. Louis,. Kan
sas City and Dallas.
The announcement was made after
meeting at the sovernors of the
reserve banks In the cotton growing
sections to formulate a uniform po
licy on cotton loans for the orderly
marketing -of the new crop. It was
decided that credits would be extend
ed either directly to member banks
by the reserve banks or indirectly to
non-member banks through the agen
cy of a meuiber bask. r
Turning State's Evidence
He Reveals "Inside"
Of trie Story ,
Quotes Cicotte As Say
ing He Would Throw
Ball Over Fence
(By Associated Press)
Chicago, July' 19.-The state today,
turned its full strength into the pro
secution of tne Chicago White Sox
baseball players and others charged
with the alleged conspiracy which
resulted in the 1919 world series scan
dal, sending Bill Burns, who admit
ted tieing an accomplice of the de
jfegdaitty ancrte) turjne-jjtajejs.
dence in return for unmunity.-to the
witness stand, to tell the inside story
of the reported sell out of some of
the game's -greatest players to gam
blers who wanted the series thrown
to Cincinnati.
Burns was only about one third
through his story when court ad
journed for the day, but was on the
stand long enough to- name Arnold
Rothstein, of New York, Abe Attell,
former featrerwefght pugilistic cham
pion, David Celser, of Des Moines,
one of the defendants, Billy Maharg,
of Philadelphia and himself as among
the organizers of the alleged con
spiracy. He drew a vivid verbal pic
ture of numerous meetings between
the players and the alleged fiixers
in Cincinnati hotels the days of the
first two games of the 1919, series,
saying that the athletes agreed to
make the series a "made to order
one", throwing games just as de
sired. Burns testified that Eddie Cicotto
one of the American League's great
est pitchers said he would "throw
the first game if he had to throw the
ball over the fence."
(Ily Associated Press)
Washington, July 19. President
Harding's move for a disarmament
conference is assuming far greater
magnitude in world affairs than first
Indications disclosed.
' 4 As the preliminary negotiations
proceed they are revealing all sorts
of unexpected displomatic ramifica
tions and leading into fields wbich in
the beginning had seemed far remov
ed from the purposes of the confer
ence. But officials ,here ppparently
are thoroughly confident that the
widespread effect of the President's
proposal will in the end only prove
an aid in accomplishing the frank
exchange of ideas for which the con
ference was called.
One of the principal side- issues
now occupying the attention, of the
American government is the- dispo-
lition of extra territorial rights in
exact definition in advance of the sub
jects to be considered by the assem
bled powers. (
News dispatches from Tokio re
porting that Japan might raise such
questions as racial equality and abo
lition of evtra territorial rights in
Chna were read Wth manifest inter
est here, but no official would com
ment. There was an apparent feeling
A decree granting the restoration of
conjugal rights the first step in
British law toward- an absolute di
vorce has been granted Kathleen,
Countess Drogheda, who is popularly
known as "the flying countess," be.
cause of her Interest In aviation.
Will Try to Sink Big
Battleship With Bombs
From the Air
(By Associated Press)
Newport News, Va., July 19. The
first real test between the aircraft
and the capital ship will come off
the Virginia capes tomorrow with an
effort by army, navy and marine
corps aviators to sink the former
German battleship, Ostfriesland with
bombs ranging in size from 250 to
1,000 pounds. Thus far the airmen
have sunk every ship attacked but
because of the very superior armor
protection and vastly greater size
of the Ostfriesland many naval of
ficers who have watched the test ex
pressed doubt tonight that the air
attacks would be successful.
The principal purpose of bombing
the ship, it Was explained by these
officers, is to study the effect of the
explosion on modern naval construc
tion. With this in view official board
observers planned to make frequent
trips to the battleship after she had
been struck. Should the airmen fail
to send the ship down in three phases
of attack the battleship Pennsyl
vania, flagship of the Atlantic fleet,
will shell her from the range of ten
miles, employing her main batteries
of twelve and fourteen inch guns.
Dawes Sees Chance
to Make a Saving
f5y Associated Press)
Washington, July 19. An estimat
ed saving of $112,012,628 can be ef
fected in the appropriations of ap
proximately $4,000,000,000 available
for government expenditures, during
the current fiscal year, President
Harding was informed today by Di
rector of Budget Dawes. Included in
the estimate of possible saving Gen
eral Dawes said, was the sum of $22,
822,133 relating to continuous ap
propriations for building and con
struction which1 would be postponed
for expenditure in future years.
of satisfaction over other unofficial
advices seeming to indicate that the
Tokio government proposed to clean
the slate of some of the troublesome
Far-Eastern problems by moving to
ward a settlement of such questions
as Shantung and the occupation of
Siberia. V
Majority and Minority
Agree That Naval
Heads to Blame
Says He Wants to See
Minority Report Be
fore Talking
(By Associated Press)
Washington, July 19. Republi
can majority and democratic minori
ty members of the sentte naval sub
committee which investigated the
war time scandal among enlisted men
at the Newport, Rhode Island, 'train
ing station in reports made public
today; agree -in condemning In Severe
terms the methods used by the navy
in detecting those at the station guil
ty of immoral practices.
The only outstanding point of, dif
ference in the two reports consists m
the responsibility of former Secretary
Daniels and former Assistant Sec
retary Roosevelt for the use of naval
enlisted men as participants in the
immoral practices in order to obtain
evidence against offenders.
The majority report signed' by
Senator Ball, of Delaware, and Kays,
of New Hampshire, holds that the
methods used were with the know
ledge of both the' secretary and as
sistant secretary, and declares the
latter "morally responsible" for the
instructions issued in the matter.
The minority's views presented by
Senator King, of Utah, in the form
of an accompanying statement to the
majority report contends the whole
matter was conducted without the
knowledge of either of he navy de
partment chiefs. ' ,
With respect to the method" em
ployed the minority report laid:
"That the methods employed in se
curing evidence by some of the en
listed personnel were abhorrent ' and
call for the severest condemnation
no one can deny. The condemnation
of the majority committeemen of
these methods meets may approval."
Mr. Roosevelt late in the day gave
out a letter addressed to Chairman
Page, of the senate naval committee
i repeating his charges of "bad faith
and deliberate unfairness against
Chairman Ball of the sub-committee
and asking an open hearing by the
full committee.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, July 19. Governor
Harding of the Federal Reserve Board
with the approval of Secretary Mel-i
Ion has asked congress to investi-l
gate the operations of the board and
the reserve system and Chairman Mc
Fadden of the house banking and
currency committee late today intro
duced a resolution to carry out the
request ,
The investigation proposed would
embrace every detail of the activi
ties of the board, its twelve, banks
and its branch banks over the "pe
riod of deflation," according to Mr.
McFadden. He said if the house ap
proved of his program he would tackle
the job immediately, taking in what
he described as "a mess sf harges
Joseph E. .Griffin, president of the
Chicago Board of Trade, who has been
making a determined fight against na
tional and state legislation affecting
that organization.
Smuts Will Now Go To
See Sir James
(By Associated Press)
London, July 19. Events which
had apparently been proceeding
along very smoothly and with
fair rapidity 'toward a common ground
upon which the British government,
the Irish Republicans and the Ulster
ites could find a basis for a settle
ment of the troubles in Ireland have
fallen into a lull and for the moment
the negotiations both official and
private have ceased.
With Sir James Craig, the Ulster
premier again in Belfast, having be
fore his departure from London de
liverer! a pronouncement which seem
ed at the time to spell the end of
discussions between the three par
ties, the English people are trying
to figure out what will eventually
happen with respect to Ulster and
more particularly with respect to the
whole of Ireland at the next con
ference between Mr. Lloyd George
and Mr. DeValera which is set down
for- Thursday.
Meanwhile General Jan Christian
Smuts, the South African premier
may proceed to Belfast as intermedi
ary as the fact that the Ulster lead
er has declared that his services and
those" of the officials under him "are
available at any moment' leads to a
hopeful view that the final word of
the Ulsteries has not yet been spok
en. Murder Suspects In
Milledgevillee Free
(By Associated Press)
Milledgville, Ga., July 19. All five
of the suspects held in connection
with the renewal of investigation
into the death here two years ago
of Carl Katson were released late
today when the grand jury failed to
return any indictments in the case.
The body of Watson who came here
from Andalusia, Ala., was found in
August 1919, in the Oconee river here
with a bullet wound through the
neck. He had been missing from bis
and accusations of discriminatidn
coming mostly from "the south and
west." ,., ' ' '
Our nature tempts us perpetu
ally; criminal desire is often ex
cited; but sin is not completed un
til reason consents. Pascal. :
- h
Takes Train For New
York After Talking
to Officers
But Sheriff Said Sure
He'd Be Killed If
He Stayed
(By associated Press)
Miami, July 19. The Rev-
terenor Philij S. Irwin, white pas
tor of St. Agnes colored Episco
pal church, who was tarred and
feathered Sunday night board
ed a train here this afternoon for
New York. Still defiant, he .''! I
clared he would not leave the
United States as he was warned
to do by his kidnappers, under
penalty of lynching. ,
Yesterday Irwin issued a state
ment that he would remain in Miami
and continue in his pulpit. Today he
changed his mind after a conference
with Bishop Cameron Mann, presidnig;
officer of the South Florida district
of the Episcopal church, and city and
county authorities. Irwin was told he
would be given full protection of the
law if he decided to remain in Miami,
Sheriff Allen offering to place two
deputies at his home for day and
night duty, while Chief of Police Dil
lon said he also would assign two pa
trolmen to guard the clergyman's
Leaves of Own Volition
"I am leaving Miami of my own
volition," Irwin declared, "even
though I have been offered the pro
tection of local authorities and the
Britsh vice consul. I believe it would
be the best for all concerned that I
leave on account of the intense feel
ing stirred up against me by the re
ports that I had preached social
equality and inter-marriage of the
races, despite the fact that these re
ports are false. At first I decided to
stay and face the consequences, but
after giving careful consideration to
the matter I decided that even if I
remained further work would be un
der a terrible handicap and would
possibly lead to much bitterness and
trouble between the race.
"The city and county authorities
told me plainly that I probably would
be killed if I remained. I am going to
New York where I will request my
superiors in the church to give me
an assignment in another section of
this country where I will not be mis-
I understood."
Denies Preaching Social Equality
The grand jury investigation of the
incident continued today. Irwin again
appeared ad denied that he had
preached social equality. It is un
derstood that the jury secured no
evidence to bear out the charges
against him.
Bishop Mann issued a statement
tonight in which he flatly denied that
Irwin had preached radical doctrine'
and defended the work of the Clergy
man among his colored congregation
here. . ...
home for several days before the
crime was discovered. Inquiry at the
time failed to furnish a clew1 to the
slayers and its renewal ended like
wise. Eight persons in all were ar
rested recently, but three previous
ly had been released.

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