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VOL. LXI. NO. 21,481
Threaten to Take Away Votes
That 'Have Been Counted
On by Republicans.
Srnall Majority in Electoral
College for Harding (Figured
Out Present Outlook.
By David Lawrence.
(Special Correspondent of The
Evening World.)
CHICAGO, HI- July 12. (Copyright,
1920). Majny things may happen
twixt now nod Election Day, IbuJ If
the poll In the Presidential contest
were to ho closed to-morrow certain
other things -would surely happep
uohaa,vfof Instance, tho election of i
Warren Harding as President of tho
United States. And If tho third party
movement develops even the mini
mum strength ezpooted of It name
ly, the carrying of Minnesota, "Wis
consin and North Dakota Joy.
James Cox of Ohio may bo the happy
beneficiary and President of the
United States.
However Insignificant tho Third
Party may appear to Kan tern eyes;
however much It may bo derided as
socialistic, ultra -radical and Hearst
mode; tho fact Is It docs menace Re
publican 1ctory more than It docs
Democratic. For the Democrats who
nominated Cox of Ohio deltborately
forfeited the West and choso to
make their battleground In the East.
Oov. Cox may Invade tho West suc
cessfully, but based on things as they
are to-day, he has less than an oven
chance of carrying any Western
State except California and Montana.
It Is perhaps oarly to make doftnlto
orocasta, hut thero Is novcrtholcwi a
lxed opinion In tho mind of a delo
ato as to what tho chances of his
wn party In his State aro to-day.
iter canvassing numorous delogatca
t tho Chicago and Han Francisco
onvuntlons. nNklng thoin not to at
empt to say definitely how their
tates wero goltn;, hut moroly what
hey believed their own ohanecs to
bc, iuu nw uouuwm jrotn nom
uemocnuio nna lupumican opinions
table In which, the ejootornl voto
vould seem to b'i tending In a dlreo
Ion something ilka this;
Htnte, Cox, Harding,
Alabama 13
Arlsonu, , ,,, ,, 1
Arkansas , , , , , , , o
California ,,, 11
Colorado . , t
Florida .,
Georgia .,,,,, n , 14
Idaho f ,Mf 11 m mi m K t
llllnOlS, MIMIItlllllllf
Indiana 10
Iowa , , ., , 1
(Continued on Second I'nge,)
Acting Borough President Joseph A,
Quldar of Brooklyn hold 11 conference
with the huaila of the various bureaus
of the borough to-day to discuss tho ad
visability of refusing permits for the
erection of garages and motion nlcturu
theatres, (.lommlsslnnor Cluldbp, a
Brooklyn builder, said ha felt that suci;
u refusal pf pormlU for garages anil
motion picture theatre) would )ioIt ma
terially fl solve tho housing problem.
Four or dye. such theatres aro no be-
ing constructed In Plalbush,
llorourli Preaident Hlecelmann.
la expocUd iiaik froai tho Nut nnul
Damnum tie Convention WeHnamlav. I J
said to b In ayremeiU with (JenmiU
tunr quldii'f jilan, , . ,
worlld 11
Copyright, 1II2UV by Tlie I'reiM rubllshbis"
Co. (TheNew York World).
Premiers Had Stipulaled That
Polish Forces Be Withdrawn
to Own Frontier.
SPA. July 12. Tho Polish delega
tion at tho conference lioro la much
dissatisfied with tho terms of tho
Allied noto to tho Russian Sovtot
Government proposing an armistice
between the lolshorllc and Polish
armies. They feel, however, that they
will bo obliged to accopt It.
SPA, Belgium. July 13 (Unltod
Press). Polish Premier Qrabskl, here
attending the council of , Premiers,
telegraphed to-day to Gen. PUsudskl
at Warsaw to open negotiations. Im
mediately for an armistice with the
Various reports reaching hero from
.Warsaw Indicated that the situation
was Improving on tho Polish fron'
Tho Pdles wero retreating on tho en
tiro front, but It was stated their
moralo was excellent and tho retreat
was orderly. Most war material was
saved toy tho Poles as they withdraw.
In response to appeals for volunteers
tho Warsaw pollco volunteered In a
body to go to tho front,
WARSAW, July 11 (Associated
Press). Tho Holshevlkl, according to
a communication Issued to-day, have
occupied Smolowlcz and Barmy and
the battle Is continuing In the vicin
ity of Minsk. The Polish forces are
said to have retired south of the
Prlpet and In Podolla, but the Bol
shevik attacks havo been repelled
near Janlna and between tho Prlpet
and Puycz. whero the onemy losses
are declared to havo been hoavy,
Sunday's deopatcho announced tho
tending of a proposal by tho Allies
tho Moscow Government for an
ltrmi,,tlco witn Poland on condition
ltlJl tn(, i0u.s retire within the na
ural Polish frontiers.
It was set forth that tho armlsttco
would bo followed by a eonforonco
cf representatives of all the coun
tries on tho Ilunslnn Ixirdnr, and that
,l tho Bolshovlkl attacked the Pole
witlitn these frontiers the Allies
yould coma to tho aid of Poland,
Provisional President Hopes In
That Way to Regenerate
Indians and Half-Oreeds,
M1CXICO CITY, July 13.
LEGISLATION milking all
Muxlco "dry" u bclnif pre
purid fr presentation to
1 1 10 next Congress at tho olllco
of Provlslonul President da la
lluertu, says tlio newspaper
Tho Provisional Prcsldont lius
decided on this stop," gays the
newspaper, ''as u means of ao
pompliBhlni tho ragenorutlon of
the Indian and half-breed moos,
which uro greut consumers of
Willi. I) tth'ST.UIIUNT.
Hwrtal far to Uji, IIhiiIii. July 11 lDMi Hun
firiu euldi. panlo. me, 1 cuniMnitloii rl
Declines to Call Special, Ses
sion of Legislature Even
on Harding's Plea.
Criticises Their Methods and
Talks About Their Lobby
ing for the Vote.
nUTLAiND. Vt.. July 12. Gov. Por
clval W. CIc'mont to-day Issued a
proclamation refusing to call the
Legislature In special session to make
possible ratification of tho Federal
amendment for Woman Suffrage.
During a recent conference Senator
Harding is understood to have asked
Oov. Clement to call an extra session
for the purpose of having a vote on
the Suffrage amendment.
Oov. elements'?) proclamation as
serted that "as it stands and is in
terpreted by the Supreme Court to
day, the Federal Constitution threat
ens the foundation of free popular
Tho Seventeenth Amendment
to the Constitution! he said,
"had been lobbied throuoh Con
gres and State Legislatures by
Federal Agents, and the
Eighteenth had been forced
through by 'powerful and irre
sponsible organizations, operating
through paid agents.
"It is now proposed 'to force
through the Nineteenth Amend
ment for woman suffrage in the
same manner and also without
the sanction of the freemen,
"1 have been asked to overlook
these considerations as a matter of
party expediency, but this Is a mat
ter of principle, not expediency, and
the party that lnvadea a wcll-catnb-llshed
principle of popular govern
ment will suffer in the end.
"Tho provisions for changes In the
Federal Constitution to which, we
Vermonters nre loyal subscribers aro
In conflict with those laid down In
the Constitution of Vermont The
Fedora! Constitution provides that
proposale for change therein shall, If
.favorable action Is taken thereon by
the Congress, bo submitted to the
Legislatures of tho several States for
their notion, and the Supreme Court
of tho United Btatos has in a recent
decision, HaWko vs. Smith, Juno 1,
1020, declared:
Tho referendum provisions of
Htate constitutions and statutes
cannot ba applied consistently
with tho Constitution of tho
United States In the ratification
or rejections of amendments to It,'
"This decision leaves tho people at
tho meroy of any group of men, who
may loblry a proposal for change In
the Federal Constitution through
Congress and then through the Leg
islatures of the States.
"If tho people of Vermont, In ac
cepting ft place In the union of States,
Inadvertently lost In whole or In part
the rlffht of self-government and
conferred It on a Legislature, there
Is all the more reason why a Legis
lature should not pass upon a ques
Hon which has arleen Hlnce their
election and upon which their con
stituents huvn had no opportunity to
express themselves,
"As It Btulula and Is Interpreted
by the Supremo Court to-day, tho
Federal Constitution threatens the
foundation of free popular govern.
When Informed of Qov, aicmontB's
action, "Mrs, Carrlo Ohupman Call,
Prosldcnt of tho National American
HiiffragQ Association, to-day Issuad
the following otntumenl
"TI10 win 1 el ra.lfloulinn w.ll lio
iiushcd btrongly forward In Tennes-
t ttd NOrtU CaroUB," ,
Too Busy Caring For Hus
band and Baby to Take
Part in Public Affairs.
By George Buchanan Fife.
(Speolal 8taff Correspondent of The
Evening World.)
DAYTON, O., July 12. airs. James
M. Cox granted to your corre
spondent the first Interview she has
over accorded a newspaper man. It
was at Trail's End, the Governor's
summer home, a long, low French
chateau, glearrdnir whlto among tho
trees on a hlllsldo overlooking the
Miami Valley, 'about half a dozen
miles from Dayton.
In all tho years that Gov. Cox has
been In public Hfo tho light that has
followed him about has nover beforo
penetrated to the recesses of his home
life, whero his wife preyldcs In her
quiet, smiling, helpful way. She has,
of her own choice, remained In the
(background so far as the public Is
concerned, holding herself to be all of
her husband's private Hfo and not
oven a part of his publlo career, ifer
attitude toward It all Is best summed
up In her answer to an littrilry about
politics, whether site was a Suffrdglst
or an Anil. She replied, with her
meaningful smile: "I am neither; I
am tho Governor's wife."
When I naked Gov. Cox If It might
be possible to havo a word or two
with Mrs. Cox, he replied, "Yes. I'm
suro of It, although you'll find she
w,IU bo Just a bit timid at so unusual
a thing. You see, Mrs. Cnx has nevor
talked with n "newspaper mnn In hjr
life. But you'll find her Just a plain,
home-lovlnlv iaby-Iovlng American
woman. Yes, that and something
more, bocauso any woman who Is the
wife of a man In public life nnd who
can smile every hour In a day Is a re
markable woman."
It was only a moment after that
that Gov. Cox led his wlfo Into the
llttlo sitting room on tho second flooi
of Trail's End and to her dismay,
manifest in tho Inquiry In her evts
and tho hesitant smile on her lips,
leK her to the mercies of her flrdL
"Tho only other newspaper man
who has ever Interviewed me Is mv
husband," she exclaimed, her smlls
broadonlng, "and It s never about poli
tics, because I really know nothing
about politics."
She was assured that this was not
the intent of the visitor, whereupon
she said, with another smile. In which
relief robbed It of nothing of wln
someness: "Then there are lots of
other things I can talk to you about.
To aid the reader In visualizing Mrs.
Cox, sho Is rather tall, the strong,
flowing figure of an out-of-doors
woman, Her hair Is dark auburn, red
where tho slanting sun struck through
It, and her eyes aro brown and fine. A
woman lntorvlowor would havo noted
that she wore a dark blue silk
swoater, a, white shirt waist with
frilly tilings at the wrists, a white
sorgo skirt, pleated, and with the nar
rowest of black lines In the material.
She had on low buckskin shoes and
white silk stockings. She looked as
If aha had Juat come In from out of
doors, A diamond and platinum ring
and s. wedding ring of the same metal
were her only pits or jewelry.
"Herent Trail's End,fl Mrs. Cox aald,
"la whero my husband and I get away
from politics, or at least we did until
he was nominated. Hore Is whore we
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Classified Advertisers
unified Advertising copy for
Sunday World should be In
World offlos
On or Beore Friday
. Preceding Publlcalion
Burly copy receive the preferniiM
when Sunday adverllilnb lias to be
tnnlttfd, Late advertising la now
emitted for lack pf time 10 set It.
Tim would,
Slayer of Wife Dsnies He
Wished to Be Free on Young
Woman's Account.
CHICAGO, July 12. A theory that
Carl Wanderer shot and killed his
wife and a hired "robber" because of
his Intorest In a sixteen-year-old girl
was being Investigated to-day by the
police. Confronted with tho girl In his
cell, Wanderer for the first tlmo slnco
his arrest lost composure momentarily,
but firmly denied the girl had had any
Influence on his desire to bo free. In
ono of his statements to tho police
Wanderer had sold ho shot his wife
so ho could return to tho army and be
free f.om tho care of his wife and tho
baby they expected next month.
Tho girl, Julia Schmitt, told tho
police sho had known Wanderer somo
time and had gona to an amusement
park with him several times, but did
not know ha was mnrrlod. Sho was
not held, as the police announced after
questioning that they were convinced
sho had no knowledge of the murder
plot which was carried out In tho
lobby of Wanderer's apartment' Juno
Wanderer to-day maintained his
calm attitude In regard to the mur
ders and talked of his dead wlfo
without emotion.
The Identification of the hired "rob
ber" as John J. Moloney of Hlver
Point, II. I., was further supported to
day by John Wolland, dork at a hotel
who-o Moloney hod stayed threo days
Just beforo he was slain and hod reg
istered under that name,
Carried Past Her Street, She Gets
Off Trolley Before Motor
man Stops It.
A llttlo woman, about thirty-five
years o(ld, with a Sixth Avenue transfer
In her hand, was riding west on u 11th
Street trolley at 1 A. M. to-day when
sonibbody reminded her she had Just
pushed her street.
Hho ran to Hit) rear platform and ba
fore the conductor could stop hnr had
atoppod from the movlnif our, She struck
on h' head, and Dr, Belcher, from New
York Hospital, said later was Instsrj'lr
killed, Hhe, carrlod no papers by wnlot
sho could bo Identified, Hni ."ithod
about HO pounds and wo,. black
skirt, pink waist and long brown cupu
and hud a wedding ring,
Tllr. 1VOHI.ll TllAVKI. lltIIlK.U,
Arcade I'ulllsix (WorUl) llullilliu, JJ-U1 fin
hot, N, V, Clll, TiW-haiiii uuita 4Ubo.
pim'i toon fat bwuii ptrctu oyi U tail
alibi, llwi wdH ud usiUnnr am fer
fil,kitt. ,..
"Circulation Books Open
Rntrrnt m scond-Cla Matter
ro.t Office, New York, N. V.
Report of Estrangement of
CoujUe Over Gift Traced
by Investigators.
Prosecutor and Police Work
Together Capt. Carey Hints
at 'SSensational' Arrest.
Tho police and the District Attor
ney's office working together on tho
mystery of tho murder of Joseph B.
Elwell centred their attontlon td
day on a now story in the long list of
the clandestine relations of tho whist
expert with man.y women.
Tho new story brings In the name
of a young woman, soc'ally prominent,
who was married leas than a year
ago. The authorities are anxious la
question her and her hutfoand, but
she Is now outside the nubpiwna
reach of tho District Attorney's office,
and her husband Is known to be still
further away.
A check bearing EIwcU's signature
and the Indorsement of the woman Is
tho basis of tho District Attorney's
Interest Tho amount Is soveral
hundreds of dollars. Tho data Is
prior to tho woman's marriage. The
Information thus far obtained Is that
existence of tho check was learned
by fho husband, who questioned his
wlfo about It, and that her answer
was of a character which brought
about an estrangement of the two,
District Attorney Swann discov
ered the cheuk, It Is rtiportcd,
through his recent elaborate exami
nation of KIwcU'h banking accounts.
A number of bank officials were
summoned with their recordM to re
veal as many us posBllilo of tho
hitherto unknown names of women
who figured oh what has been called
Elwell's "Lovo pension 'list."
This line of Investigation Is neces
sarily tedious, but tho authorities
consider It promising. They are con
vinced that the nurder was dono
olthor by a woman or by somo ono
acting for a woman, and they be
lieve that by makln,g a separate in
quiry In tho case of every woman
whoso name Is found In Bl well's tele
phone list or financial records they
will eveiituully strike the true trail
Somo of tho Investigators, In fact,
believe that tho truo trail has bocn
struck through the, check described
above, but District Attorney Swann
declares that ho Is still unready to
accuse Any person. He la using un
officially the method that the French
use officially, thut of suspecting ev
ery possible person until the sus
picion In a given case Is definitely
shown to bo basoless,
This method, whloh amounts to
wholesalo suspicion, cannot be used
In court, where tho presumption of
innocence Is maintained, but it Is
used to advantage In the preliminary
The Homicide Squad, under Capt
Arthur Carey, has been working In
dependently along lines similar to
thoso newly traced by tho District
Attorney's men. The only statement
obtnlnablo from Curey's men to-day
was that "If wo mako nn urrest It
will cnuHo 11 nunsatlon.''
H. H, Porter, ('resident of the
American Wutur Works Company and
director of eighteen other corpora
tions, will appear to-morrow before
Federal Judge Howe, wl un an Infor
mation will be laid rtga'imt him charg
ing unlawful pimm-toron of liquor. It
was announced to-day by Ahslstant
t'nlted 'States Dlntrlot Attorney Al
bert C. Hothwell.
Mr, llnthwell's announcement fol
lowed n conference at uls ifflco, which
was uttendud by Mr. Porter and lilt)
attorney, former Juilgtt William iM. K
Olcott, and by August llOHHentlug.
special counarl to Prohibition enforce
ment Atftmt Hhevlln.
Following Air. Porter's admlswlon
liiHt week that hn had purchiiaod four
caned of whlakey from William K.
Barnes, Studio Cluti stewurd and for.
mur leriHury to Klwell, Prohibition
Knforcuinent Agents went to the Por-
tor home at No, iOl Park Avenue and
elMd the liquor.
to All."
in omkatkii hbw yoiik
Survivors of Stfeel Steamer Reach
New York on Liner That Rammed
Vessel and Rescued Them Wom
an Tells of the Accident Ships
Crash in Fog Near Atlantic City.
! 5
The Southern Pacific Liner Comus docked at Pier No. 49, North
River, at 2.15 o'clock this afternoon, bringing 32 survivors of the crew
of the United States Shipping Board steamer Lake Frampton, which was
rammed and sunk early this morning In the fog off Little Egg Harbor,1:
about twenty miles from Atlantic City. "'
1 Two men of the crew of the Lake Frampton 'were lost, according to
passengers 'and crew of the Comus who witnessed the acckknt. Oneor
the Comus's passengers declared there was no interchange of signals be.
fore the crash, which' stove in the bow of the Lake Frampton. t H
The steamer sank In ten minutes, according to Max Boesman,
steward of the Comus, whose right hand was crushed while heiping-to
lioist one of the life boits carrying survivors of the Lake Frampton.
"Don't 1 Look Prettier?" Mrs. Mc
Partland Demands of Magistrate
Later and Goes Free.
PArrrtOliXrAiN BENTEIl was
called to Broadway and
37th Street enrly t-day by
the shouts of men and the laugh
ter of women. Ho found a crawxl
surrounding -Mrs. Cathorlno Mc
Portland, No. 388 Eighth (Avenue,
who was cutting groat locks of
bronze hair from her own shapely
head and crying, "pop goes' tho
weasel," ns sho tossed tho strands
into tho street.
"In fact your Hohor' tho police
man told Magistrate 'Co'rrlgan In
the West Sldo Court Inter, "her
conduct would hnvo led a stranger
to believe that the Eighteenth
Amendment nnd tho Volstead Ast
were mora or less Ignored In New
"Aro not you ashamed of your
self?" asked tho Magistrate.
"Of course I am," admitted
Catherine, "but don't I look a lot
prettier, your Honor, with my hair
That stumped the Court.
"Shun this stuff they are Belling
these days," he said. "Sentence
Child Burglars Had Packed
$1,000 in Valuables When
Mr. and Mrs. Tlnkus nalle, of No.
1043 list Street, Brooklyn, returned
homa Sunday night to find a light burn
ing In the dining room. Thero was a
suitcase on the table packed with ll
vorware and Jewolry valued at 11,000.
Mrs. Hallo went out und phoned for
thn police. Hallo searched the house.
In tlm bathroom, he said, ho found two
small girls trying to remove articles of
value thero.
Pollsomun took the girls to the Chll.
run's Society. On arraignment In court
to-day they aald they were Nellie Casco,
eloven, and Louise, six, her sister. They
pleaded guilty to Juvenile dollnquenoy.
They got Into tlia house by removing
a screen from the bathroom window,
they said. They said they cams from
Nutley, N. J., nut thn pollen learned
their home l at No. 8(61 18th Street,
Brooklyn, They were remanded for
I. Ill One dollar and trn rent l,tO,
ix Inrludad. ynu rn the sntt tnpw
h world hu . sva known, EIBQTMLU
,saw Ammnmnai(ii-n,
There was little excitement ambnif
the passengers of the Comus. num
bering til. and the 7t In the ship'n
crew; following tho accident, Bosornan
said. 7
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Byera of Fort
Worth, Tex, who were on the Comu4
with tholr granddaughter, Mary Jaho
Joyselln, ten years old, were awak
ened by the crash and hurried oji
"From the point rwe reached on deck
from our stateroom, we could loot
right Into tho, gaping hlo trn In tl.c,
a'do of the Lake Frampton;" Mrs,
Byors said. "The ship was stove In
with a great hole running from lolow
line down to below the water's edge,
A moment late the water was Mack,
with sailors floundering In the st'a.
nnd erwlmmlng toward the Comus',
Life boats were being- filled by men
who cut the ropes and droptped, with
out wnltlng to lower themselves. In
dropping, a number of the Lake
Frnmpton's crew were hurt.
'TYom the nature of the accident,
we supposed there, would be many
lives lost and, were surprised when
wo learned that only two had been
lost." These were men working; In the
boiler room of the Lake Framptqru
They were trnpjied there and dlqd
without a chance to get away,
"As we watched the water pouring
Into the hole In the bow, the steamer
suddenly lurched and then rolled over
on the port side. Soon after the waves
closed over the ship. At daylight
the Comus started on Its way to New
The first report of the accident
was received here by wireless and
shortly after belnr Informed of It by )
The Evening World, officials of the
companies operating the steamers re
ceived reports from their captains.
Capt. P. M. Mlddoe of the Comus.
early this morning sent a wireless
message to 8. M. Cooper, asststanF
manager of the Southern Pacific,
thnt the Lai;e Frampton had been
sunk and that three men of his crew'
were missing.
A later message by wireless from
the Comus to the West India 8 team
ship Company, No. 2 Beaver Street
operating the Lake Frampton for tho
Shipping Board, from Capt Franlc
Powers of the Lake Frampton, report- '
rd two men, a fireman and arj. oiler,
missing from his crew.
Another message fromCapt Mlddoe
stated that two of the three men he,
reported missing had been found afloat
and rescued.
Both captains fixed the time of the
accident at about 1.10 o'clock. The
Comas was bound from New Orleans to
New York, The Lake Frampton, aftSf
a month In dry dock, left New Yorlc
Uaturdny In ballast (o pick up a cargo
at Norfolk, Va,
TUo cooipaiy urn hve a eopjrt
iniriini iMlmV'tii

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