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Vol. LXXX No. 26,991
(Copyright, 1D20,
New York Tribun? Inc.)
News ?Editorials ? A dvertisements
OCTOBER !>, L920
ir to-day and to-morrow; little :
change in temperature fresh
north to northwest ??nds
Full report on !???? pic?
j THiin; ?i FNTf* I foi n rt:\
In On-utrr .New York | Within _7j>i Mil,, | Btoewiter?
To Win N. J.
By 150.000
Clash in the Democratic
Ranks Over Edwards's
Support of Dry Plank
Disrupts State Machine
Nugent Charges
cp o
?Double Crossing
Politicians Say They Were
Counted Out in Vote at
Party State Convention
By Charles T. White
?staff Correspondent of The Tribune
TRENTON, N. J.. Oct. 8. The Demo?
crats of New Jersey are demoralized
and discouraged. The Republicans
stand to carry the state by from 100.000
to 160,000. They also are likely to gain
. the Representative in the Newark dis?
Governor Edward I. Edwards, of Jer
ley City, elected a year ago on a prom?
ise to make New Jersey "as wet as the
Atlantic Ocean," now is charged by
James R. Nugent, the boss of Essex
County, with "laying down" on the
people who elected him by refraining
fr>m going to San Francisco, as he
promised, and fighting Colonel Bryan
in open convention. Nugent also ac?
cused Edwards of double-crossing his
supporters when on Tuesday last he
swung his support to the drys in the
state convention, over which he pre
The organisation men, especially
those from Boss Nugent'? bailiwick,
now say that if Governor Edwards
wants to make a dry campaign this
year in Now Jersey, to accommodate
Governor Cox, who since his Far West?
ern speaking trip has become ?i dry
advocate, he is welcome to do it, but
they will not. help him.
Governor Edwards's support of the
drys at the state convention in Trenton
on Tuesday is still the talk of the poli?
ticians all over the state. A singular
feature of the situation is that no one
as yet has been able to figure it out
how the Governor came to turn hia
Elected on Wet Platform
Last year he attracted nation-wide
attention by making a straight tight as
a ?vet, and was elected in a state which
has been ir?>ing Republican of late
years by a handy margin?about 15,000
pi his campaign speeches he waxed
eloquent over the prohibition law.
Supported by James R. Nugent, wh(
really organized his victory, Governoi
Edwards early became a candidate for
the Dcmocfcitic nomination for Presi?
dent and again put to the front hi:
determination to make a tight for th?
in the San Francisco convention
"1 will go to the San Francisco con
vention and make a tight on the con
vention floor against the 18th Amend
ment and the Volstead act," he sait
to the reporters for the New Yorl
papers at his campaign headquarter
in th?; Commodore Hotel. Just Scfor
the delegates started for the Pacifi
Coast the Governor said that it migh
be difficult for him to attend the na
tional convention, as the Republican
were in control of the state Legislatur
f.nd might put over something on hii
'I'' in- left his ?tost at the state capita
Hut the Republican leaders assure
him that they would not take sna
Action and that if he wanted to go t
San Francisco to go ahead. Edward
did not go. His delegates, under th
direction of Nugent, Judge Besson an
the Governor's brother, helped to brin
about tiie nomination of Governor Co:
declaring him to be ju.t as good a w<
?s Governor Kdwards himself.
Nugent Was Satisfied with Cox
Nugent, as well as Charles 1
Murphy, Governor Alfred E. Smith <
New York and other well known loci
wet leaders, went horn?! satisfied thi
Cox was like- Edwards?plenty wet, an
that one was as good a vote getter i
the other among the amalgamate
brotherhood of "h'isters."
Because of these things and othe:
like them the action of Governor E?
wards in Trenton on Tuesday last
?winging ugainst the wets came as
distinct shock. The Hudson Coun'
(Continued on p.g? four)
Two Red Submarines
Off Esthonian Coa.
Boats Reported on Their We
to Dan/is; Daniels Warns
litige To Be Cautious
WASHINGTON, Oct. S. Two Bolsh
*-k submarines, supposed to be bent ?
Intercepting munitions shipments
Poland, have been reported off the F
tbonian coast, presumably bound f
J>an:ig, according to an announceme
to-night by the State Department. T
information came to the Navy Depai
ment and also to. the State Departme
from its own agents ulong the Baltic.
"Instructions have been sent by t
Navy Department," the announceme
Raid, "to Vice-Admiral Huse, couiman
Ing the American naval forces now
the Baltic, that the United States
not at war with Russia and that t
?ubmarines in question are not to
treated as hostile vessels."
Admiral Huse has his flagship, t
cruiser Pittsburg, and several destrc
?rs G Baltic waters. Apparently t
warning; not to treat the Russian si
marines as hostile craft was intend
?s a precautionary measure in case th
?hould appear in the vicinity of Amt
can naval vessels.
_-? -
Man Treated by Radio ;
Ships 50 Miles Apa
Doctor on Liner Diaguos
('ase of Patient on Tramp
Vessel; (lured in 4 Dav?
SOUTHAMPTON, Oct. 8 (By the .
?ociated Panss).?While the ?teams'
ft. Paul, which has arrived here, \
In mid-Atlantic she received a wirel
?ppeal for medical aid from the tra
?teamer Sehroon. A member of j
?trew of the tramp was seriously ill.
Dr. Stump, of the St. Paul, obtaii
* description of the symptoms of
"'nil's ailment by wireless while
teasels were fifty miles apart. He
Bgnosed the case as appendicitis. Tl
he treated the man by wireless instr
tions for four days, when it was
foYted he was on the way to recove
Communication between the two v
fels was then broken off.
Party Conflict Keeps America
At War, Lloyd George Asserts
Despite Critieism of Treaty^Tversailles, He De
clares, It Is Better Than None; Assails Asquith in
Defending Coalition; Urges Industrial Peaee
By Arthur S. Draper
From The Tribune'? European Bureau
Copyright, 1920. New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON', Oct. 8.- Premier Lloyd
George, addressing Welsh Liberal.s at :
Llandudno to-day in the first of
two political speeches in defense of his ?
own policies, said that party warfare
in the United States had prevented ac?
ceptance of the Treaty of Versailles.
Despite criticism of that document, ho
said, it was better than none at all.
The Premier's address covered a wido
Geld. The major part of it consisted of
an attack on H. H. Asquith, his great?
est political rival, and a defense of the
coalition form of government. After
arguing that nearly every country in
the world had been compelled to adopt
'the coalition ministry, tho Premier
"H is difficult to discuss these
things, but PI! go as far as I can with?
out, doing any harm. The United
Mates wore not involved in the war an
were the countries of Europe. America
came in late. It. put forth colossal
c irons. This assistance was crucial
and determining, but it had no time to
make the same sacrifices as the other
belligerent countries. Its losses were
equal to those of that pluckv dominion
Australia. The burdens of the war in
America were heavy, but were not com?
parable to those in Europe.
"The conflict of all the parties in the
United States has resulted in -his?
they have not yet signed the treaty of
peace with Germany. Why? Because
(Continued on pago, four)
Feud Holds Up
City Creditors
Suit Planned as Payments on
Goods Ordered Months !
Ago Are Delayed Because |
of Failure to Get Signature
Blame Put Up to Mayor
Says Dissenting Vote in
Board of Estimate Has
Kept Petty Bills Unpaid
Creditors of the city, whose claims
for goods delivered months or even a
year ago remain unpaid because of the
:'eud between Mayor Hylan and Comp?
troller Craig, are contemplating suits
against the city to obtain their money,
it was learned yesterday. One of these
long-overdue debts of the city is said
to amount to $17,000.
So numerous have been the demands
of such creditors that Comptroller
Craig has prepared .. printed fo*im
which is handed to them as fast as they
appear in his office. It informs them
that the Comptroller has recommended
payment of the claim, but that the
unanimous vote of the Board of Esti?
mate and Apportionment is required to
make such recommendation effective,
and that Mayor Dylan has voted in the
Craig Explains* Delay
The following paragraphs are taken j
from the printed form of the Comp- ?
"On May 25, 1920, I sent to the Board
of Estimate and Apportionment a cer- ?
titicate under Section 246 of the char- !
ter, recommending that your claim for
supplies, etc., etc., furnished to the |
Board of Education in the year 1918,1
should be paid and that proper appro-'
priation should be made for that pur- ?
"Kffect could be given to this recom?
mendation only by a unanimous vote of
the Board of Estimate und Apportion
ment, and I regret to say that the vote |
of the Mayor was recorded in the nega- [
tive, thereby defeating the recommen
Oi-e of the firms that has asked its I
attorney to attend to the collection of I
its bill against tho city of New York !
is the King Tire and Hardwure Com- '
pany, of 1985 Broadway. Its bill of ,
$719 is for supplies furnished to the |
Hoard of Education. Deliveries began ]
August 1, 1918, and were completed !
October 14, 1919.
Vouchers were forwarded to the !
auditor of the Board of Education, who'
approved them and in turn forwarded ?
them to the office of the Comptroller, i
whose auditor approved and passed ?
them as correct. The draft for the |
payment of this account was drawn,!
but Miiyor Dylan has failed to affix
his signature to the draft.
Attorney Tries to Collect
Albert Blumenstiel, of 165 Broadway,
attorney for the King Tire and Dard- j
ware Company, undertook to induce
the city to meet this legal contractual j
obligation. De communicated wit!*rth?
office of Comptroller Craig. He was j
informed that the account of his client
was one of many duiy approved and :
for which drafts had been drawn, but
which have been held up. The Comp- ?
troller's ofiice refused to make any !
premises as to wht-h the bill would be ;
paid, and referred the attorney to Mr. '?
Dylan. Mr. Blumenstiel also received!
the printed form from the Comptroi- j
ler's ofiice from which two paragraphs j
are quoted above. Last Tuesday Mr. |
Blumenstiel wrote a letter to Mayor j
Dylan ealung lu ; ntten:'.>n to the mat- j
ter, and also quoting from the Comp- i
troller's communication.
"It seems to me," wrote the attor- i
noy, "that it is very unjust that my
client should be compelled to wait for
years for payment of merchandise sup- |
plied in good faith to the City of New j
York, and that some means should be
found at once to facilitate the pay
ment of this claim." Up to last night ;
Mr. Blumenstiel had received no re?
ply from Mayor Dylan.
Unless the King account is paid ;
there remains only one remedy for the i
city's creditor?that is a suit. Court I
action on a bill for goods sold and de- :
livered, which bill has been approved ?
by two city departments as correct and ;
owing, probably would be in favor of '
the creditor and would result in a '
judgment against the_ city, including!
interest on the original claim and j
A fair estimate of such a result, it ?
was said, would be that the city would :
have to pay out perhaps $130 more than j
the amount of the bill.
Accepted until
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located in all parts of Greater
New York.
Ex-Edison Man I
Pleads Guilty !
In Coal Case
H. P. Wood, Admitting Con- j
spiracy Charge, Declares!
He Was Made the Goat; >
Says He Will Tell Truth j
Sentence Is Delayed ?
Former Engineer of Com?
pany Says Reputation Was
Ruined by Indictment
Harry P. Wood, until recently
operating engineer in charge of all coal ;
transactions of the Brooklyn Edison
Company, appeared yesterday before
Judge Julius M. Mayer in the United [
States Court and pleaded guilty to the ;
indictment charging him with conspir?
acy with the Brooklyn Edison Com- !
pany, Walter F. Wells, its vice-presi?
dent and manager, the Adelnhia Coal ?
Company, arid the B. J. Lynch Coa! \
Company to violate the Lever act by !
profiteering and hoarding coal.
Maxwell S. Mattuck, Assistant United i
States Attorney, asked Judge Mayer to !
postpone sentence. He said the gov- '
eminent wanted to use Wood as us !
principal witness against the other de-I
fendants. Judge Mayer postponed
sentence until October _7 and allowed'
Wood his liberty under bond cf $5,000. j
Mr. Wood told reporters that he had I
been made the "goat," und that his I
reputation in Brooklyn had been '
ruined. "I purpose telling the truth '
no matter whom it incriminates," said ;
Mr. Wood. "I want to _jet this thing
off my mind."
Wells to Plead Tuesday
He said he was no longer with the !
Edison Company and that he had sev- j
ered his connection with it some time
ago because of the actions alleged in ?
the indictment.
"I had charge of all the coal pur-i
chases for the Brooklyn Edison Com?
pany from the mines anil bunkers,",
he continued. ^"1 waived immunity
because the thing has tortured me,
and when I was in West Virginia this
indictment was voted. Then I volun?
tarily came here to enter my plea of
guilty and to serve the government in
every way possible.
"When I left the Brooklyn Edison
Company I told them I would never
enter the place'again except as a cus?
tomer. Now when this thing 'is over
and I have set forth the real facts I
shall be glad to give a long story which
is backed up by facts and figures in
"Who has been making a scapegoat,
out of Wood?" the prosecutor was,
"I do not care to say at this time," i
he replied, "as other big developments
probably will take place within a few
Matthew S. Sloan, president of the :
Brooklyn Edison Company, in a state?
ment defending the company and exon- !
orating Vice-President Wells, said it ;
appeared that a trusted employee, in !
connivance with the B. J, Lynch Coal
Company, used the name of the corpora?
tion to accomplish shipment of coal to j
tidewater. J
Mr. Wolls is expected to plead next !
Tuesday. Both the Adelphia Coal ?
Company and the B. J. Lynch Coal :
Company have appeared, the former |
(Contlnupd on ?ago tour)
Soldier Killed, 4 Hurt,
In Cork Bomb Outrage
Missile Thrown From Ambush
Explodes in Military Lorry;
Civilians Wounded by Bullets
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Oct. S.? One soldier was
blown to pieces and four others were ;
dangerously wounded in Cork to-day
when bombs, thrown from ambush, ex?
ploded in the military lorry in which
the soldiers were riding through one
of the main streets.
Two soldiers in the lorry, who es- j
caped injury, opened lire in the direc?
tion in which the bombs were supposed
to have come, and four civilian passers- '.
by were seriously wounded. One of.
them, a woman, is not expected to live.J
Police forces which were hurried to'
the scene cleared the streets, but made
no arrests.
At tho time the outrage was perpe?
trated a large body of Black and
Tan was due to puss the spot, *nd it
is believed the bomb throwers had been
planning to ambush theseforces in re?
prisal for the sacking of Irish villages.
Other incidents to-day in Ireland in?
cluded the seizure by the military of
. i English mails arriving in Dublin,
tho shooting of a constable who was
guarding a postman on his rounds at
Dunnamore, and raids by the military
in Dublin, in one of which II. W. Nev
inson, the English journalist, was
questioned while his luggage was
Developments of the first magnitude
are expected to come from the govern- '
mciit's threat to brin_r the railway and
postal crises in Ireland to a head by
strong ccuftteractinf; measu ? is
reported that the official intention is to
withdraw the government subsidy from
the lailroad companies unless the rail-;
way men a<jree to transport munitions,
troops and armed police. The inten- ]
tion further is said to be to suspend
all mail service unless the raiding of j
the mails and the cutting and tapping.
of telegra^Ji wires are stopped.
Paris Speech
Text to Public
Will Make No Further
Statement on Charge
That He Promised Aid
of U. S. to Rumania
Tribune's Report
Believed Correct
Publication of Address
Held Only Answer to
Spencer's Allegations
From The Tribunc'3 Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8.?The White
Hoi. o will make no further statement
on the assertion ...ado by Senator Sel
den P. Spencer, of Missouri, that at
the Versailles Peace Conference Presi?
dent Wilson promised the United
States would give military and naval
aid to Serbia and Rumania if it be?
came necet.sary for the League of Na?
tions to preserve the peace of Europe,
Secretary Tumulty to-day, smarting
tinder the repeated requests for pub?
lication of the President's version ol
what he said in addressing the Serbiar
and Rumanian delegates, flatly de?
clined to make any comment on the
excerpt from the official French min
utes of the session, published exclu
sively to-day in The Tribune, I'lns ex?
cerpt showed that Senator Spencer hac
quoted with substantial correctness the
words uttered by President Wilson ai
the peace, conference plenary sessior
of May 31, 1D19, when the pror.ii.se o:
military aid was given.
Tumulty Evades Issue
Mr. Tumulty dismissed an inquir;
for comment un The Tribune story b;
"I'll not discuss any statementmadi
in this campaign by The Tribune."
When Mr. Tumulty's attention wa;
called to the editorial in The Nev
York Times calling upon Presiden
Wilson definitely to clear up the con
troversy by publishing the officia
transcript of his address, in which th
promise of aid was given, he likewis.
evaded the issue, hastily swerving th
trend of inquiries from the assemble,
newspaper correspondents to less irri
tating subjects.
The White House decision to stan
on the President's two messages ?
repudiation of Senator Spencer's state
ment is shared by the State Depart
ment, where officials sought to que;?
tion the authenticity of the Frene
translation published by The Tribune
It was said at the State Departmen
that no official report of addresse
made by the President was availabl
here. One official, who served for
time with the American Peace Missio
at Paris, Haul that there were n
stenographic reports kept of the pene
sessions, although he admitted that a
official summary of each sitting hi
been made.
Without Official Summary
This official summary. It was e>
plained, had not been furnished to th
United States government thus far, e
though it was the intention of th
peace conference to make availabl
for every nation whose delegates wei
at the conference an official copy (
the summarized proceedings. Asked
the United States could procure i
copy by application to the America
Ambassador at Paris, this official sa:
it might be that the copy would I
withheld until the United States ha
ratified the peace treaty.
Although it has been the practit
during the President's illness to kct
from him any published statement tin
might be a source of irritation to hit
il is believed that The Tribune stoi
was not withheld from the Executiv
The fact that the President himse
has personally written the two me
sages of repudiation to Senati
Spencer is believed to have prompt?
the executive office to turn over
him all press comments on the inc
Wilson Stand Believed Final
The President's determination
stand on his message challenging ti
veracity of Senator Spencer, howevt
is not expected to be changed by tl
flood of requests that have reached tl
White House that he publish his i
marks ? to the Serbian and Rumanii
delegates at the peace conference,
is tlie President's philosophy in co
troveries of this kind to brand his o
ponent with a harsh epithet and th>
later decline to make further stat
ment, observers declared.
Though The Tribune article was ge
era.ly accepted in diplomatic circles
wholly authentic, of course, no dip'
mats would consent to be qu ited on t
subject. Many of the Washington dip
matic corps, however, were in Taris
tin- tint.? of the peace conference, a
had first hand knowledge of the uttt
anees of the American Executive m t
secret sessions of the peace conf?re?
To these diplomats the statement .'
tributed to the President by Senat
Spencer had only the effect of refre?
.ng their memories, and iti no w
created the doubts that seem to ha
come to members of the Administi
Hold Charge Substantiated
The excerpt published in this moi
ing's Tribune was declared by Repuh
can leaders to be a complete substan
ation of the charge made by Senal
Spencer. The official French text as :
forth by The Tribune, they declar
could not be answered in any other w
than by the President placing bef(
the public the address delivered at t
peace conference, as he had it trt
scribed, or as he now recalled his
terance. Such an expression, flu
leaders pointed out, would have at le
the effect of clarifying the atmosph.
of doubt that the" White House 1
raised by the emphatic messages of i
(Continued on next page)
Wilson Plea
s Harding
20,000 in Kansas City,
Mo., Hear Him Call Ar?
ticle X Most Dangerous
Proposition in Treaty
_ * '
Leaders Claim the
State by 50,0001
St. Joseph Crowd Leaps to
Feet Cheering His Re-!
fusai to Enter League
From a Staff Correspondent
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 8.--Answer- )
ing President Wilson's White House
campaign statement, issued last Sun?
day, Senator Warren G. Harding, in a]
speech in this city to-night, ridiculed
as a frequently exposed fallacy the ar- j
gument that Article X of the League I
of Nations covenant does not usurp!
the war-making powers of Congress. j
The nominee addressed an audience!
of 20,000 that packed Convention Hall,
where, on previous occasions, Presi?
dent Wilson and Governor Cox have
spoken in defense of the Versailles
treaty. Here, in the home city of Sen-|
ator James A. Reed, the leading Demo?
cratic opponent of the league project,
Senator Harding declared that if the
United Stares should subscribe to the
covenant with Article X in it Amer?
ican boys conceivably might have to
defend Japan's possession of Shantung.
Senator Harding cited the case of
Poland to prove his point that only by
a breach of faith could signatories to
the Versailles covenant fail to resist
with arms a threat against the terri?
torial integrity of a member of the
league. He declared if we were party
to the league he would hate to see
America fail as England failed to fur?
nish aid to Poland.
Points Out Fallacy
"In the President's statement," said
Senator Harding, "the people are told
that the election is to be a genuine na?
tional referendum and they are to in?
struct their own government what they
wish done. So far as the league is con?
cerned, he says the question which
their vote will answer is: Do they wish
the Treaty of Versailles ratified, and
do they ( I quote his exact words') 'in
particular approve of the League of
Nations as organized an?! empowered
in that treaty.' Those who oppose the i
treaty in its present form and there!
are ?mite a number of respectable and
intelligent people who do oppose it?
are charged with gross ignorance and '
impudent audacity. He tells the peo- :
pie that there is nothing in the cove-,
nant which in the least interferes with, ?
or impairs, the right of Congress to i
declare war, or not to declare war, ac- j
cording to its own independent judg?
ment as the Constitution provides.
"The fallacy of this position has been i
exposed again and again. Article X,
in words of the utmost precision, hinds
us to an obligation which, Under cer?
tain easily foreseeable circumstances,;
will require the use of armed forces."
"It is true that the Constitution in- ?
vests Congress with the sole power
to declare war," the Senator continued, ;
"but if war shall become necessary in
order to fulfill this or any other
treaty provision. Congress must either
declare war or repudiate the obliga?
tion. This obligation assumed by the
signatories to the covenant is absolute
and unqualified. Whenever certain
specified circumstances arise, no wat
ter how much we might regret it, wo
would have to keep our promise or ]
sneak out of it. Let no one be de j
ceived the choice would be between I
two things, war or dishonor.
"Article X is not, only the most dan-j
gerous provision in the covenant but,
in its sinister possibilities, it is th.. j
most dangerous proposition ever pre-j
sented to the American people."
"America" Drowned in Cheers
The walls and floor of Convention '
Hull were completely hidden by the
great throng that had been waiting
there for two hours when Senator
Harding appeared at 8 o'clock. The :
crowd was standing, singing "Amer-1
ica," when the features of the Ohioan
were framed in a doorway in the north
wall of the hall. At once the words
of the song were drowned in a roar
of cheers. Thousands of tiny Ameri?
ca!, flags were waved.
Senator and Mrs. Harding waved;
their hands to the crowd. The demon-;
stration continued for about ten min?
utes, coming to a climax with the
singing of "The Star-Spangled Ban
Two old men approached Senator
Harding on the platform bearing a
large silk flag and took their stand
beside him so that the folds of the
flag fell about his shoulders.
A ?'tor Mrs. i lard ing, wearing a huge !
bunch of orchids and carrying another
bouquet of yellow rosebuds in her
hand, had been introduced as the next.
lady of the White House, Senator,
Harding was presented by a flustered
chairman as "Senator Warren, of
Ohio." Smiling at this exhibition of j
embarrassment Senator Harding began: ?
"i am convinced that you love Amer- J
ica more than you love the league."
The cheering began afresh, many ?
women giving staccato imitations of j
Indian warwhoops by patting the palms ;
of tl ? r hands against their mouths as '
they yelled.
"Sou tell'em, Uncle Warren," shouted '
a coatless man perched up near the;
"Hit 'em again!" shouted another'
when the Senator, having tinishe?! his
prepared address, naused for a second.
"No," replied Senator Harding, "we
don't want to hit 'em again. We merely
want to be sane again."
Approval of a bonus plan for World
(Continued on pago throe)
The Railroads To-day
HPWELVE railroad presidents and chairmen have written
a series of signed articles in which they take the
public into their confidence and make known their recent
experience and their hopes for a new era of transportation.
The series will start in The Tribune Monday and will con?
tinue for eleven days.
Edge Urges Prosecutions
Of Interests That Paid
To Elect Cox Governor
Parsons Quits
Harding to
Vote for Cox i
Former National Comniit
teenian, Resigning From
County Board, Says
He is For the League
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Par?
sons, former chairman of the Repub?
lican County Committee, former Con?
gressman and former nation;.! corn
mitteeman, yesterday sent a letter to
Samuel S. Koenig, chairman of the
Republican County Committee, re
signi. ? from the committee, "no
longer being a ? epublican under the
law," he says. "It is my intention, he
continues, "to vote for Cox for Presi?
dent. I am for the League of Nations.
I Cox is for 'going in'; Harding is not
for 'going in,' though in the Senate he
j voted for 'going in.' So I am for
? Cox."
Referring" to Senater Harding's
statements concerning his attitude
Colonel Parsons says:
"Harding will not accomplish any?
thing constructive. All his talk is
His letter follows:
"My Dear Chairman: I hereby re?
sign from the Republican County Com?
mittee, no longer being a Republican
under the law.
"It is my intention to vote for Cox
for President. 1 am for the League
of Nations. Cox is for 'going in';
Harding is not for 'going in,' though
in the Senate he voted for 'goin in.'
So I am for Cox."
Says League Is Only Chance
"The League of Nations offers the
j one practical opportunity for this
generation to unite 'the nations in an
effort to prevent war and effect dis?
armament. Democracies only make
striking chantres under the stress of
great emotions. It was while fresh
1 with the recollection of the millions
of lives lost, the terrible suffering en?
dured and the billions of property de?
stroyed that the people of the world
would, if at all-rouse themselves to
an arrangement designed to prevent
repetition of such a horror. The
fainter the recollection became, the
less was the likelihood of action. We
a.e told that the American people are
tired of the league. They will be
mo.-e tired of it after March 4. Less
will be possible then than now.
"Harding's expressions scattered
through his speeches about en asso?
ciation of nations, an amended league
and preserving what is good in the
treaty?expressions plainly desigried to
secure the votes of pro-league Repub?
licans, but intermingled with expres?
sions equally designed to give com?
fort to those who wish the league
scrapped have induced many distin?
guished Republicans, who desire to see
the United States ent .? the league,
to support Harding. The;, are being
deceived, Harding will not accom?
plish anything constructive. All his
talk is mush.
Harding's Real Policy
"He says he has no international
program and that it is folly to be
specific. He is a member of the Sen?
ate and of its Committee on Foreign
Relations, and has thus had before him
the treaty and the league for over
a year, and he now says that he does
not know what should be done. He
never will know. He is negative and
sentimental. On one point he is defin?
ite: He is not for what, after a year's
consideration, he voted for in the Sen?
ate, t.he league with the Lodge res?
ervations, although this is* the solu- ?
tion which would come nearest to sat?
isfying American aspirations and is
substantially what will work out by !
the election of Cox.
"Harding's real policy will be to do :
'Continued on next page)
Cox Sends $5MO0 Check
For'Own Campaign Fund
Governor Jame? M. Cox has
sent a check for $5,000 to the
' Democratic National Committee
as a campaign contribution, ac?
cording; to an announcement made
yesterday by Wilbur W. Marsh,
treasurer of the committee.
?Asks Priests
To Influence
Women's Vote
?Letter Sent by Elisabeth j
Marbnry From Democratic
Headquarters to Catholic
Clergy in New York
Special Plea to Irish
'National Committeewoman
Thinks Catholic Interests
Are Safer With Democrats
Miss Elisabeth Marbury has sent the
j following letter from the woman's
| headquarters of the Democratic State
! Committee to every Catholic clergyman
j in New York State:
"Waldorf Astoria, Suite 107-101).
"New York City, Sept. 25, 1920.
j "Dear Reverend Father:
"On November 2d the momentous
: question will be decided as to
i whether the Republicans or the
, Democrats are to govern this coun?
try during the four years ahead.
"I have no knowledge of your
, political sympathies, yet believing us
j I do in the righteousness of our
! cause, 1 venture both as a Catholic
'? and as a Democrat to send you Ulis
i letter, honing that you will at least
j give it your consideration.
"The two chief reasons why I am a
I Democrat are because I am honestly j
1 convinced Siat of (he two parties ?
ours is nearer the understanding of
the needs of the man in the street
and of the woman who toils, and that j
the just treatment of our Catholic '
institutions, our Catholic schools, :
and our Catholic missions is safer ?
in the hands of the progressive and '
liberal-minded Democrats than with
the more prejudiced and reactionary j
Republicans. Remember that the '
Democratic convention refussd to ad- ?
mit the Smith-Towne bill as part of I
our platform, considering that it j
menaced the control of our Catholic >
school system.
"In the September issue of The St. I
Patrick's Cathedral Bulletin appeared
the following:
"'The privilege of having a voice ?
m trie election of all candidates for
office, from the Preside.",; down, is a
high honor and a grave responsibility.
" 'Every woman should vote, now
that the law has become an accom?
plished fact. Don't, stay away from
the polls on the pr?t? rise of home
duties, or with the notion that your
individual vote is of little conse?
quence. Tlr? time required to vote is
so brief that it will interfere with no
"'Read up the questions and the
candidates at issue. Cast your ballot
for those you think most fit.'
" 'As the shepherd of your flock,
you can be of infjn te service to our
country by urging that every woman
of adult age in your parish who is
entitled to vote sh?uld take advan
tage of this new power which has
been given her. Urge her to seek the
necessary information with an open
mind as to the platform and the
candidates, which she, as a Catholic
tContinutd on next pujo}
4,000 Mill Hands Offer
To Accept Cut in Wages
Many Textile Plants in ?Sew
England Running on Half
Time May Cease Operations
Special Dispatch to Th? Tribu.ui
BOSTON, Oct. 8. - The 4,000 em?
ployees of the Lawrence Manufacturing
Company, of Lowell, through their rep?
resentatives to-day offered to accept
a 15 per cent reduction in their wages
if they could be kept at work. This
action followed the announcement yes?
terday by the company that it would
be compelled to close its plant. The
company manufactures hosiery and
It is evident that the offer of the
employees will be without effect, as
Everett H. Walker, agent for the com?
pany, to-day announced that it was sim?
ply a matter or "no business."
To-day the underwear department
shut down and the hosiery departments
will close within a few days, the agent
declared. He indicated that the eni
polyees' offer probably would net even
be considered.
The Hay State Cotton Corporation,
employing 1,000'hands, closed to-day
with the announcement that it would
not resume before December 1.
The textile situation through the
New England centers is regarded as
discouraging and extensive shutdowns
in Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, N.
H.; New Bedford and Fall River are
anticipated. The plants opened a few
weeks ago, running three, four and five
days a week, on the expectation of new
business on their fall showings of
Since the summer shutdown textile
plants of New England have be?n- run?
ning at hardly more than 50 per cent
capacity. This has sine? been reduced,
and further drastic reductions appear
to be close at hand. All mills have
taken advantage of the holiday early
next week to declare a full week's shut?
down. It is feared that some Oi the
plants will not reojjen.
Mobs Attack Man Held
For Jewish Fund Theft
Max Schussler, Bruised as He
Leaves Court. Is Beaten Later
in the Criminal Building
Max Schussler, of 2'2'.\ East Ninth
Street, who ivas arrested Sunday,
j charged with the theft of $2,700 which
'"? he raised for Jewish relief in Poland,
! was attacked by a mob yesterday as
I he left Essex Market police court,
' where his hearing was adjourned for
a week.
Many of those who were waiting for
: Schussler to appear said that thej : i i
contributed to his fund, '?'hen Schuss
'' 1er came down the steps of the court
| house they threw stones, bottles and
: other missiles at him and started to
rush him. They were halted by a
; patrolman who appeared at the scene
with his revolver drawn.
Schussler, somewhat bruised and
shaken, got into a taxicab and went to
the Criminal Courts Building, where he
had an engagement with Assistant Dis?
trict Attorney Kiiroe. Another mob or
, the same one was waiting for him : 1?re
; and handled him even more roughly.
They were lying in wait for him on
the fourth floor of the building and had
kickt?!, punched and scratched him
; thoroughly before process servers were
able to disperse them. Schussler'a face
was bleeding and his garments torn and
i in disarray when he entered Mr. Kil
! roe's offic??. Mr, Kiiroe intends to pre
i sent the evidence against him to the
, grand jury next week.
Philip Applebaum, a chauffeur, of 7-13
' Fifth Street, was arrested as one of
Schussler'a assailants at the E-.sex
Market police court, He was paroled
, for examination next week on a charge
A Wo ml of Welcome
[a always expreaand ti.-i ?*r<>?-n employer?
and ? mployee? through a Tribun? H?-!si
Wanted ad. If > ? i
wldeawak.i worker or noek employment
von will find The Tribune Help Wanted
columns your meeting place.?yidvt.
Senator Says the Inquiry
Reveals Violations of
Ohio Corrupt Practices
Act in 1916 Campaign
Case Out of Rea eh
Of Federal Laws
|3 Political Bodies Used
Contribution* in Fight,
and Source Was Hidden
Sj'i-WT Dispatch to The Tribune
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 8.- Dis?
closures made before the Senate sub?
committee investigating Ohio State
campaign expenditures of Governor
Cox to-day led Senator Edge, a
member of the sub-committee, to
recommend that prosecutions be
brought under the Ohio corrupt
practices act. The hearing, which
| began a second day session this
j morning, adjourned this afternoon,
I after completing the testimony of
r witnesses.
"I do not care to discuss the ?
I that have been made clear I
! this committee," Senator Edge said.
| "The matter is now up to the prose
; cuting attorneys. We have clearly
| established that there have been vio?
lations of the corrupt practice
i of Ohio and irregular procedui
?the Cox campaigns of the pa I
1 these are not within our jurisdiction,
j We cannot conduct the pr<
but steps should be taken ii
?y to act upon the evidence disclosed
at the hearings before the com?
Source of Money Bid
Under the Ohio corrupt p a? tic? act
j corporations are prohibited
i tributing to political campaign
It a so is required that all political
bodies lile statements of their expendi?
tures and receipts, reveal
j source of all moneys they receive.
Testimony before the committ.
day brought admissions from c?
tion officials that corpora
had been used to further the el?
of Cox in 1916 and that moneys con?
tributed to three political orga
tions from a corporation had been
used to aid Cox, but in reportii
ceipts to the Secretary oi
true source of This monev wa
II. E. Talbott. President of the
ton Metal Producl I
on the stand that money u^ed to .
a note given by Cox to the City \'a
tional Lank, of which Talb? ??-. was pres?
ident, had !?> en tal en from 1
ury of the Dayton Metal Pi
Company. Me also admitted I
contributed to a $37,000 fund, out of
which $20,000 was expel
C:e election of Cox as Governor in
1916, had come from tin- tre . of
the Dayton Metal Producl -
Flood Funds Used
Talbott .said he did not coi
! ay o ent by the 1 ?ayton Meta
Company of Governor Cox'? f5 01
was in reality a ? orpoi
tion. Testimony by I
treasurer of the Metal Prod
pany at that time, .!?"?
tributions made by the M? ta Pi |
Company, including the ?
the -5,000 check and the
camf aign fund, were firs!
: gainst Talbott. in a bp?
but \ hen the books were c d at
end of the year the
charged off to "expenses."
Later, when a raid on th
the Dayton Flood Preventio
t<-?> wan made ai
there was a chance
of the money back ;
it voted through d in m;
accounts out of
vention committee's f u
count at the Metal Product ' oui
pany was r< vive-d, and ?????
actually was rev.
dummy expense account
!7ito the treasury of '
ucts Corporation under the h
"Profit and Loss."
Talbott, as a member of the flocd
prevention committee, he admitt?
the stand, voted himself ba
morn v.
When Talbott was pr?s ? ', a? ' hy
the Dayton Metal Pi o
! ad felt ? ? gat ed to
note he Baid that m 191
ton men, constituting a i
committee, came to 1. im
t ? be the go between in i
both th ? Democral ic
organizations in Da; I
"non-partisan" set of
( ?ty C? mmi asioners, as I
that otherwise the
control of the city
mission form of government.
Talbott Approached Cox
Talbott saiil he appr? ? ? , who
agreed to assist, but tl ? '.-ii
through. Then Talbott I d not
see < ox for sev< ral tn< i
he did ''ox told him that the D
organization had expected th?
j' "non-partisan" commit! to
finance their campaigi th.-y
had be?-;: willing to agree t?? a
parti sai ticket, arid e
pian failed and I
rated their own ticket, whi<
to the Socialists, Talbol
moral obligation" t ? aid '
"Inasmuch as the Day
ucts Company ha?. ds m.*.
needed at the moi
triTni'.r to 'Iraw a check to COV?
? '. . he concluded
"But, Mr. Talbott," said
Edge "this check was drawn
after the note : Did
that long to discover
? m?"
Talbott said ht did
Talbott testified he thoug
000 fur d 7.;: ken I -
the Daytor. M ?tal Prod ? any in
the 191 i campaign was
protecting the flood prevention law un?
der which Dayton is constructing a

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