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First to Last? the Truth: News ?? Editorial* ? A a
Generally fair ?and warmer to-day;
to-morro\r fair; moderate
shifting winds.
Full Iteport on \a si Pago
Vol. LXXXI Na 27,257 (own,*, mm.
^_ Vtrm Yorh Tribune In?.)
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1021 */* # * In ?/3E??.
In Orrater New York I IT i?hla ZOtt Mile* ! Ktaeirhvr?
Senate LVotes
$Far at End;
Harding to
Sign To-dav
O_ *
Ballot Is 38 to 19, Three
Democrats Favoring the
Resolution; Negotiation
of Treaties Predicted
Return of Troops
From Rhine Hinted
jLodge Denies Knowledge
| of Any Plan to Send
Versailles Pact Back
for Action in Congress
From Th? Tribun?'* Washingtons Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 1.?Presi?
dent Harding to-morrow is expected
to sign the resolution passed by Con?
gress establishing peace between the
United States and Germany and
The Senate to-day approved the
measure by a vote of 38 to 19. The
House adopted it yesterday 263 to 59.
After the resolution had been en?
rolled, and signed by Vice-President
Ccohdge and Representative Towner,
of Iowa, Speaker pro tern, of the
House., it was dispatched to the
White House. A special messenger
will leave there with the document
at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning for
Raritan, N, J., where President Har?
ding is passing the week-end as a
guest of Senator Frclinghuyscn. The
emissary will reach his destination
about 2 o'clock, and will hand the
resolution to the President, who is
expected to sign it immediately.
Clears Path for Diplomacy
The resolution ends the, state of
war existing since April, 1917, opens
the way to a resumption of diplo?
matic negotiations and secures
American rights arising out of the
war. Senator Brandegee, of Con?
necticut, predicted that it would
'bring about the immediate with?
drawal of American troops from the
;h?e resolution was passed by the
?te alter ^tended debate, which
ro?ched not only to the measure it?
self, but to the treaty or treaties
which are to follow.
Vote on the resolution was along
party linc3. with ths exception that
three Democrats, Senators Shields, of
Tennessee; Walsh, of ' Massachusetts,
and Watson, of Georgia, voted for the
resolution. Notice was Riven, too, that
had Senator Keed, of Missouri, been
present he would have voted for it.
Ai) Repulicans present voted for the
resolution and no Republicans were
paired against it.
Forma! Treaties Forecast
In the course of" the debate it -.vas
brought out that Senators expect the
resolution to ,b? fallowed by "treaties
with Germany and Austria. The Ad?
ministration is' expected, ?-s a matter
offact, not ta send the Treaty of Ver?
sailles back to the Senate,, but to make
one or more new treaties with Ger?
many and one or more with Austria.
It is assumed that it will take some
months to I r ng tl is about.
A significant feature of the debate
was the ent of Senator Lodge,
chairnjan of the Foreign Relations Oom
. He \vr:s a^Uc-d by Senator Ilar
?ifbn. of Mississippi, ' whether the
Treaty of Versailles was to be sent
hack to the Sr-nate. Senator Harrison
siii.'i toe papers all over the country
were printing reports to/that .effect.
"Are thew reports true," Senator
Harrison asked, "or is that a secret?"
"I have no secret," said Senator
Lo<*rre. ' "There is no plan of rcsub
. miision 0;' the Treaty of Versailles of
Which I have any knowledge whatever."
Senator King, of Utah, Demccra., in?
sisted the Versailles Treaty ought to
?be ?Submitted.
JBrandegee Explains Effect
Senator Brandegee, of Connecticut,
prominent Republican member of the
'Foreign Relations Committee, explained
fie situation with respect to treaty
"I believe that when the President
approves this resolution," he said, "we
will be at peace, with Germany. It
will not be necessary to negotiate a
treaty of peace. ?We have a treaty of
amity and commerce, and everything
fleces?ary for the protection of Ameri?
can right; will bo put in that treaty.
? haven't a doubt that the resolution
produces peace. It is perfectly absurd
,tr say that peace cannot como about
?/cept through treaty."
Questioned as to whether the Ameri
fao troops would be brought homo
rom the Rhine following the peace
je.solution. Senator Brandegee said ho
ielievad they would be.
"There will be no further neces?ity
fer '-heir presence there," he said. "I
? . ^?rt to get o\.t and mind our o%n
bysness so far as Europe will permit
?s to do so."
Senator' Brandegee declared the
treaty did not "override or hobble" the
At another point in the debate Sen?
ator Brande'geo further emphasized the
(Continued on ?ais three)
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German Savant Likely
To Be Envoy to 17. S.
BERLIN, July l^~The Cabinet
is considering Professor Lujo
Brentano as a possible candidate
for the post of German Ambas?
sador to the United States.
Professor Ludwig Joseph Bren?
tano (called Lujo Brentano) is a
Munich economist. Educated at
tho'universitles of Dublin, Heidel?
berg, Munich, Wuerzburg and
Goettingen, he did his first great
work in 1868, when, with Ernst
Engel, the statistician, he made
an investigation of English trade
unions. He has been teaching po?
litical economy since 1873, serv?
ing on the faculties at Breslau,
Strasbourg, Vienna, Leipsic and
Munich. He is the author of a
score of books on economic sub
! jects. He is seventy-seven years
[Hylan Forced
To Give J?rnen
Prisoners Aid
Day-Old Policy of Sending
Accused Persons to Wel?
fare Island Stopped Sud?
denly at Court's Request
; Many Faced Hardships
"Ridiculous and Illegal,"
Mayor Was Told Before
He Would Change System
Mayor Hylan, at the request of Act
? ing City Magistrate John E. McGeehan:
| yesterday put a stop to ihe day-old
! policy of sending women prisoners
I pending trial to Welfare (Blackwell's)
? Island.
It was Thursday morning that a van
! from the Department of Correction
; drew up unexpectedly at the women's
! prison at the Jefferson Market Court.
i and the women were taken from their
? cells and driven to a new house of de
i tention on Welfare Island. The
matrons were taken with them, and the
: new women's quarters in the prison,
renovated two years ago at a cost of
! $70,000, were entirely deserted. The
i order to transfer the prisoner? was
j made by Commissioner of Correction
! James A. Hamilton.
Indignation Meetings Held
Yesterday indignation meetings wer;
: held all over the women's court,
i Prisoners complained that they were
; unable to communicate with their
friends from the island. Bailees com?
plained that they could not arrange
, bail at such a distance from the court.
Probation officers foresaw weary
journeys from the court to the islani
whenever it was necessary to talk to
women pending sentence and re
! gretted likewise the hardship to the
prisoners in the journey back and
: forth to the court each day.
Patrolmen likewise were caught in
! the net, for each visit of a bailee to the
island required the attendance of an
accompanying police officer. Jefferson
Market Court is a long way from Wel?
fare Islancf and the women's court in
I the Raymond Street jail, Brooklyn, is
even more inconveniently located in re?
gard to the island.
Last night, however, Magistrate Mc
? Geehan announced that the new system
would not be continued.
"It was ridiculous and illegal," he
said. "I called on Mayor Hylan yester?
day afternoon and reminded him of
| the section of the interior criminal
; courts act, which specifies that prison?
ers must be detained at a prison near
where they are to be arraigned. As soon
as the Mayor saw this, he called up
Commissioner Hamilton and ordered
the system abolished.
Humiliating to Women
"It was particularly humiliating to
women prisoners to be subjected to
detention on Blackwell's Island when
perhaps they were never to serve a
term in prison there. Many women are
placed on probation and never are
sentenced to Blackwell's Island.
The plan of the Department of
Correction was to house all women
prisoners in the new Correction Hos?
pital on Welfare. Island, on the as?
sumption, it was said yesterday, that
they would be more comfortable there
tha? in the cramped quarters in old
prisons in the city.
Peter A. Mnllon, warden of the Dis?
trict Prison, said that only women
who required medical attention were
being sent to the island, and that this
was provided for under the laws cre?
ating the day court for women, by
which women should not be tried until
they had been cured of any ailment
from which they were suffering at the
time of their arrest.
Wnrden Mallon also said that the
transfer to Blackwell's Island was In ?
accordance with an act of 1910, which j
provided for a new detention house
for women. Fund's for this purpose
were held up during the war and it
was only last week that new miarters
were completed near the Workhouse.
The house was to have been officially
opened on July 1.
British Miners' Strike Off
Men Vote Overwhelmingly to
Accept Owners* Terms
??-LONDON, July 1 (By The Associated
Press).? Frrnk Hodges, secretary of
the Miners' Union, issued an official
statement in behalf of the Miners* Fed- I
eration this evening to the effect that j
thtre had been an overwhelming vote
in the various districts in favor of the
striking coal .miners accepting the
terms of the owners.
The men will return to work without j
celay, the statement said.
Th? beat W*Hin* papers are WHITING {
Not Spy, Got
Lost War Plan
Former Navy Secretary
Tucked Important Pa?
per Away and Forgot It
While Capital Worried
Neglected Drawer
Bares 1917 Mystery
Document Submitted by
Naval Board Stolen by
a German Was Theory
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, July 1.?The dis?
appearance of the navy's war plans,
worked out in intense secrecy by the
General Board in 1917 and generally
thought to have been obtained in some
mysterious manner by a German spy
and forwarded to Von Tirpitz, has been
explained. For four long years these
plans, the disappearance of which
caused consternation In navy circles,
and the attempted tracing of which
baffled the intelligence service, have
been tucked away in a neglected drawer
of the desk of Josephus Daniels.
When the drawer was cleaned out the
plans were found, apparently not hav?
ing been touched since they were given
the Secretary by the General Board?
with all sorts of emphasis laid at the
?time on the extreme caution with which
j they should be guarded.
Capital Combed for Spy
The first the. public knew of the dis
i appearance of these plans was when
I Admiral Badger testified before the
I Hale sub-ccmmittee of the Senate
? Naval Affairs Committee. Admiral
Badger said that the Navy Department
? had requested the General Board to
? submit a plan of operation, in February
or March of 1917, when it was seen '.hat
I the United Stater, entry into the war
on the side of the Allies was inevitable,
. The war declaration came on April 6.
Plans were prepared then by the
: General Board and submitted t) the
Secretary. Almost immediately there?
after it became known that the plans
; had disappeared and, <n view of the
I fact that there was what, might almost
: be called a hysterical wave of spy fear,
; the mental stat^ of every naval officei
?whose duty had brought him within
I y.roximity of the papers may bv
I imagined.
Every nerve was strained fir3t tc
: solve the method used by the Gennar
? spy in getting the plans, and seconc
to prevent the information from gettinj
out of the country. It is difficult t(
! exaggerate the amount of brains anr
', energy devoted to this problem. Pos
; session of the plans by the Germans
! as the situation was viewed, made im
? possible the carrying out of these plans
? by the navy without tremendously in
I creasing the risk to the American ships
Waiting Brings Relief
Gradually it came to be assumed fron
; various indications on the part of th<
1 Germans?for instance their failure t(
; make any move with their submarines
! v,hich would display a conviction as t?
what the American fleet was doing?thai
j the Germans did not really have th?
; plans at all. If a German spy got then
I it began to be believed he did not sue
j ceed in transmitting them to Germany
i The news that the plans had beei
! found, thus solving the old mystery
\ did not leak out in a way to reach the
I public until to-day, but for severa
j days naval officers who knew of the in
! cident have been talking it over ant
| commenting on other episodes in con
j nection with Mr. Daniels and impor
i tant papers.
Several officers whose duties re
quired them to have papers signed b;
? the Secretary, it develops, would neve:
j leave any important order on his desl
' to be signed. If he did not sign it im
? mediately, while they stood there, the;
| would slip the papers away again am
! await an opportunity when perhaps hi
] would. Indeed, whenever Mr. Daniel:
' left town there was frequently a rusl
! on the part of the various executives ti
; have all possible papers signed by thi
| Acting Secretary, Franklin D. Roose
j velt.
Gest Jailed in Russia
| Spends Three Days in Cell ir
Quest for Parents
Morris Gest, theatrical manager, whi
has been trying to find his parents ii
, Odess"., spent three days in jail in tha
nethermost nook known as Kishinei
I according to a cable message whicl
I Mrs. Gest received from him yester
i day. It was the first word receivei
I from h;m in ten days and runs a
i follows:
"Arrived safely Vienna to-day. Hav
; been to hades and returned, reachei
I Kishinef. Impossible to communicat
with my parents in Odessa. Kishini
under martial law. Detained in prisoi
three days. Secured release througi
Minister Vopicka, who sent secretar;
with me to Vienna. Arrive Paris Sun
day. Sailing immediately thereafter.'
Reds to Excluinge Oil
Grants for Electricity
RIGA, July 1.?The Novy Put,
the oflicial Bolshevik organ at
Riga, reports that the Moscow
Soviet government has decided to
grant oil concessions in the Baku
and Grosnaya districts, on condi?
tion that the concessionaires elec?
trify theirs and all government
plants in this territory.
The Riga Rundschau says a
Belgian group will get the con?
World Waits
Budget Effort,
Harciins Say?
President Tells Chiefs oj
Bureaus America M a 3
Set Foreign Na?ions ai
Example in Economy
Pledges His Full Suppor
Declares Country Demand:
Cutting of Expenses
Despite Heartburning
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 1.?Foreig
countries are watching with keen in
terest the efforts of the Administratio
to reduce government expenditure
through an efficient budget system, th
President indicated to-day in a brie
speech before the members of th
Budget Bureau in the Treasury. D
rector of the Budget Dawes prevaile
I upon the President to open the mee'
ling of bureau chiefs and represent.'
! tives from various departments, wh
gathered to organize. After the Pr?s
? dent spoke he returned to the Whil
; Ho ise.
General Dawes outlined the fin
?budget regulations, which he took u
' in detail. Estimated savings und'
the several appropriations will be sul
?mitted to the President for his ai
; proval, and upon such approval tl
I balances thus saved will be designate
' as a "general reserve."
The President, in his brief achires
' pointed to a striking example of lack -
! co?pe-ation which he encountered du
ing the war. He said:
"I am very happy to come over ai
meet you this morning, because I fe
that the success of the very great wo
you are undertaking lies in a more i
t?mate touch between those who a
responsible for details and those w
must report to the President.
' I remember a very striking incide
during the war period that led me
resolve that I would try to know
little more about what is going c
One morning I had left my office in t
Senate office building to go to t
Committee on Commerce to discuss t
I very critical question of getting st<
?for fabricating ships. I had bare
j taken my seat in the committee wh
a telephone call came in that a gent
man wished to see me in the ani
room, and I found it was the head
the Steel Industries Board.
Ignorant of Associates
"I saw him in the anteroom of t
committee room, and he opened up 1
memorandum and said:
"'It is published that fabricati
plants cannot get any steel, and
havo furnished them every pound th
have asked for. Something is wro
somewhere.' I asked him, 'Have y
met Mr, Hurley, chairman of the Sh
ping Board?' 'No, I have never n
him.' 'Have you met Mr. Piez, cha
man of the Emergency Fleet Corpo
tion?' 'No, I have never met him.'
"There was that striking situatioi
the country at war, and the chaira
of the Shipping Board and the cha
man of the Emergency Fleet Corpo
tion had never met the chairman
the Steel * Industries Board, and i
failure to get steel was due to the f
that they had never understood ei
other. The Emergency Fleet Corpo
tion was trying to go over the In
of the chairman of the Steel Industi
Board. I recite that as a recollect
of war-time inefficiency.
"It isn't possible, of course, for
President to see every one represent
the Bureau of the Budget, but he wa
you to start on this great work w
the knowledge that he is deeply in!
ested, that he wants you to succc
and thai he has unbounded faith
your chief. He is going: to have all
authority of this government back
him. There will be many heartbu
ings. It isn't a simple thing to br
about the severance of connecti
with the government. It isn't an e
thing to change the habits of a c
tury. It isn't an easy thing to stand
against those who want to spend, i
own country is calling for a chai
und if it will add to your interest
your work, let me tell you sometr
"The world is watching this '
resolved experiment. It is no viola
of confidence to tell you that one
the distinguished diplomats in W
(Continued on pago three)
Dying Boy lies to Shield Pal !
Who Shot Him Accidentally!
Thirteen-year - old Frank Critelli,
dying in Jewish Hospital from a bullet
wound, lied like a gentleman yester?
day, insisting that the wound had been
ii.flicted by a boy he never had seen
before. It was not until detectives in?
formed him that his pal, Frank Cap
poreli, also thirteen years old, had ad?
mitted firing the shot accidentally that
the Critelli boy abandoned his original
"Gee, that's tough!" he murmured.
"They hadn't ought to do anything to
Frank, though. He'd rather have shot
himself than me."
That was what the Capporeli boy
said, too, and he has not been placed
under arrest, although detectives aro
instigating the circumstances of the
Frank Critelli lives at 664 Degraw
Street, Brooklyn, and his pal at 56<j
Piesident Street. Thursday night they,
V?* out for Prospect Park, th? Critellf?
boy carrying a revolver which he had
found. On Second Street, near Fifth
Avenue, they stopped while Frank Cap
poreli examined the weapon.
While he was doing so the revolver
was discharged, the bullet entering his
friend's abdomen. Frank Copporeli tried
to stop the flow of blood with strips
torn from his own shirt and that of
the wounded boy and succeeded in lead?
ing him about eisht blocks to his home
on Degraw Street.
There he left him in the vestibule
after ringing the bell of his apart?
ment. The Critelli boy was almost
unconscious when found, but insisted
that a stranger had done the shooting.
He stuck to this story even after he
had been told that" he had not one
chance in a hundred of surviving. The
police were suspicions, however, and
when they learned that the wounded
boy's best friend had passed the night
away from home they sought andfound
him. He admitted readily, though
tearfully, that he was responsible for
the accident.
Rail Unions
Expected to
Accept Cut
Leaders of "Big Four," in
Chicago, Outline Plan to
File Protest and Seek
Conference With Roads
Decision on Strike
Left to Committee
Radical Action Only Like?
ly From Maintenance
of Way and Shop Crafts
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, July 1.?Talk of a nation?
wide rail strike had practically died
I away and compromise was in the air
when the chairmen of the railroad
labor organizations gathered in Chi?
cago to decide on the acceptance or re?
jection of the United States Railroad
Labor Board's wage cut adjourned
their various group meetings to-day.
The "big four" brotherhoods?en?
gineers, firemen, conductors and
trainmen?are said to be outlining a
plan of "informal acceptance," which
in effect will be an acceptance of the
12 per cent wage cut under protest. An
attempt, it is said, will be made by
them to reopen negotiations with the
railroads themselves and if no settle?
ment is reached to ask the Railroad
j Labor Board to reconsider their cases.
j In event of new negotiations the cases
automatically would go before the La?
bor Board again if a settlement were
not reached. The "big four" brother?
hoods comprise the men who actually
I run the trains, and any action taken
| by them would dominate the railroad
j situation.
A committee of five was selected to
1 take final action and to draw up a
1 statement of whatever course is to be
| pursued. An ironclad agreement was
; entered into by the members not to
; nv.ke public any action until a state?
ments is issued signed by all members.
| This probably will be given out-to-mor
| row.
Members of the Committee
Those on the committee are B. M
. Jewell, president of the Railway Era
j ployees' Department of the Americar
? Federation of Labor; E. H. Fitzgerald
! president of the Brotherhood of Rail
i way and Steamship Clerks, Freigh
\ Handlers, Express and Station Em
i ployees; L. E. Sheppard, president o:
! the Order cf Railroad Conductors
' V, J. Manion, president of the Ordei
: of Railroad Telegraphers, and W. F
: Krider, president of the Internationa
I Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.
Any radical action taken may h
; looked for from the maintenance o
! way workers and some of the sho]
: crafts aflected by the 20 per cent wag<
cut for common labor. Chairmen o
these organization.? decided to postpon<
final action until next Thursday, whei
their decision will be given out a
The brotherhoods met in the after
noon in secret session and later wen
into group conferences to consider th
wage cut. The four groups will re
port back to the general meeting a
10 o'clock to-morrow morning, when ai
attempt will be made to thresh out th'
entire question.
While the brotherhoods were meet
ing other organizations were holdiri]
group sessions in the various hotels
and the Railroad Labor Board handei
down a decision announcing anothe
wage cut. The new decision cuts th
wage of 5,000 shop employees of th
Pullman Company from six to eigh
cents an hour, the same reductio;
named for the railroad shop crafts.
The international presidents of th
six shop crafts conferred to-day unti
2 o'clock, when they adjourned unti
Saturday. Mr. Jewell presided at tin
session, which was attended by J. A
Franklin, of the boilermakers; Marth
J. Ryan, car men; James P. Noonan
electrical workers; J. W. Kline, black
smiths; J. J. Hynes, sheet metal work
ers, and J. F. Anderson, vice-presiden
of the machinists, who was acting fo
W. H. Johnson, the president, now ii
The clerks and telegraphers met a
the Lexington Hotel and the switch
men at the Fort Dearborn. No d?finit
action was decided upon by either o
these organizations, so far as could b
learned. Timothy Healy, internationa
president of the stationary firemen air
oilers, announced his organization ha
rejected the wage cut by a 94 ^\?r cen
vote. This organization has m smal
membership compared with other rai
Mother Has Equal Rights
In Children, Court Rule
Appellate Division, in Delane;
Case, Denies Fallier May De?
termine the Custody
ROCHESTER, July 1.-?Denying the
the father may determine the custod
and residence of his children regare
less of the mother's consent, the Appe
late Division of the Supreme Cour
Fourth Department, to-day ordered th
five children of Elizabeth Delaney, c
Dunkirk, now held by Mount St. J<
soph's Academy, in Buffalo, returned 1
their home and to the joint custody o
their parents.
Denying the claims of counsel fc
th<- husband that the husband is "tr
priest and king" of his own househol
and may place his children where r
pleases, regardless of the wife's coi
sent and free from interference by th
courts, the opinion, which was writte
by Justice Rowland L. Davis, declare
that "the chief difficulty with th
claims of counsel is that they are mac
a few centuries late." Admitting thi
"under the early Roman law the pow?
of the husband was pbsolute," t?
court declares that "by statute and b
constitutional amendment in this cour
try the disabilities of coverture lav
been largely removed," and that by la
the; wife has equal right with the hui
band in guardianship of the childrei
Polish Mark Drops 500
WARSAW, June 30.?Polish marli
have fallen more than 500 points i
the last two days and the financii
crisis has reached such a stage thi
the Diet is about to consider emergen?
action. The American dollar i? no
Belling at 2,530 Polish mark?.
Dempsey and Georges
Fit for Battle To-day; :
Gate Nears $1,500,000
Multitudes Await Big Thrill
Al Boyle's ft30 Eminent Acres"
Endless Lines of Humanity Headed to Towering
Arena-A Waterloo or a Marne for Carpentier
By Grantland Rice
The human tidal wave that began
rolling over Jersey dikes last night
will pick up renewed impetus this
morning as tho vanguard starts its big
offensive for Mr. Boyle's thirty emi?
nent acres, to be for Carpentier a
Waterloo or a Marne.
For the greatest single day in the
ancient history of an ancient sport
has come at la3t, a day that has caught
and held the vivid imagination of more
people from crowed centers to the re?
mote, off-lying places of existence than
any single contest since the world's
dim dawn.
Five hundred million people are now
waiting for The Story of Three
o'Clock, when the excited multitude
will know at last whether or not
France has another .miracle left,
whether or not Europe has produced
a fist upon which Fate or Fame might
engrave "The Survival of the Fittest,"
powerful enough to crush into submis?
sion one of the greatest heavyweight
champions of the Western World has
ever sent into the ring.
As the hour of the fight approaches
the drama of the day gathers inten
sity and power. As the endless lines,
made up of every human type and
every human mold, make their way to
the towering arena there is but one
thought and one vision ahead for all.
In one corner the heavyweight cham?
pion, lineal descendant of fistic kings
from the reign of John L. the First;
dark-haired and shaggy-eyed, deep
chested and double-fisted, with a fight?
ing face in action that might be used
as the trade-mark of the profession. A
mighty puncher who has leveled both
the high and low, towering hulks and
fancy boxers, with the swift lash of
right swing or left hook to stomach or
jaw. Here sits Jack Dempsey, of Colo?
rado, facing bis first important chal?
lenger since he wrenched away Wil
lard's title from a battered brow two
years ago.
In the other corner Georges Carpen
tier, the challenger, lighter and fai
Ie3s formidable-looking in physics
aspect, yet the only European boxer ii
four generations who has earned th<
right to be considered a worthy riva
of America's best. Carpentier, light
haired and blue-eyed, has only a pai:
of legs and a brace of fists that com
pare with the champion's in bulk am
power, but in one there lies speed am
in the other sufficient power to havi
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?Paris to Paint
! The Sky Red if
Georges Wins
?Planes to Flash Crimson
Hue Over Boulevards for
Victory, and White in
Event Carpentier Loses
! Betting Is Still Light
| Wife Confident and Will
Sail at Once for U. S. if
i Her Husband Is Victor
j PARIS, July 1 (By The Associated
I Press).?Six high-powered army air
? planes to-morrow will fly over the
! boulevards and throw strong red lights
ion the Parisian crowds if Georges Car
Ipentier succeeds in knocking out Jack
?Dempsey. Soft white rays will be
I flashed if the Frenchman fails to re?
spond to the referee's count.
Considerable anxiety is felt by the
! Carpentier enthusiasts over the latest
?reports from French newspaper writers
I in the United States that Saturday's
i battle probably will be fought under a
I broiling hot sun, which they consider
?would place Carpentier at a disadvan
| tage.
The betting on the fight failed to be?
come more active to-day, Frenchmen
demanding 3 to 1 and offering
| little money even at that price. At the
Bourse it was said the odds probably
I would not go below 3 to 1 in
favor of Dempsey, and that extensive"
betting on the result of the contest was
not expected. There was a certain
amount of betting to-day, however,
mostly at 3 to 1, with a few stray
bets at two to one. Several of Demp
sey's supporters have taken small
amounts of Carpentier money at 4 to 1.
Confident, but Cautious
Enthusiasm is still high at Carpen
tier's favorite Boulevard restaurant,
where many of his strongest advocates
and friends gather each day. The
Frenchman's friends are confident that
Carpentier will overcome Dempsey by
what they claim is his superior skill,
but they do not readily translate their
confidence into wagers of money.
If Carpentier should be victorious
Mme. Carpentier will leave immediate?
ly for the United States to join him.
She is not so sure that she will be
able to take Baby Jacqueline, saying
that if Georges is victorious she would
be away from France for some time,
as her husband would have many en?
gagements in America. If defeated,
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Wary Texan Tries to Buy
Fight Tickets From Jurist
Warned of Fake Cards, He
Seeks Rickard, but Gets Into
Wrong Garden
A swarthy Texan, 6 feet tall, tried to
buy two tickets for the Dempsey-Car
pentier fight yesterday afternoon from
Presiding Justice John Proctor Clarke,
of the Appellate Division of the Su?
preme Court at Madison Avenue and
Twenty-fifth Street.
The Texan told the court attache
he wanted to talk to "the big chief,"
and they directed him to the chambers
of Justice Clarke, whither he was
bound when intercepted by Captain
Ilinch, of the court squad, who asked
his business with the jurist. ?
"I was told to go straight to Madison
Square Garden and ask for the 'big
chief,'" said the bronzed visitor. "I've
been warned about these here fake
tickets and I don't aim to tell nobody
my business only the old man with
the tickets. Where kin I get to Tex
Captain Hineh explained that the
Madison Avenue court and Madison
Square Garden were distinct institu?
tions; also that Presiding Justice
Clarke and Tex Rickard were ?a differ?
ent lines of business.
$450,000 Fight
Stake Tied Up
6y Film Man
F. A. Spellman Attaches the
Purge, Forfeit and All in
$100,000 Suit Against
Denipsey After Screening
Picture Made Million
Declares No Attempt Will
Be Made to Interfere at
Fight; Picks Jack to Win
Frank A. Spellman, a theatrical, mo?
tion picture and sporting man, whose
home is in Batavia, N. Y., yesterday at?
tached $450,000 deposited in New York
in connection with to-day's bout be?
tween Dempsey and Carpentier, includ?
ing Dempsey's $300,000 stake, on de?
posit with the Guaranty Trust Com?
pany. The order of attachment was
issued by Supreme Court Justice
Thomas F. Donnelly yesterday after?
Spellman claims that there is $100,
t)00 due him under a contract for his
services in procuring for Dempsey a
contract with the Path? Films, Inc.,
which featured the boxer under the
title "Daredevil Jack," a film which,
Spellman alleges, has earned more than
In addition to the orders of attach?
ment on the banks a similar document
was also served upon Tex Rickard, pro?
moter of the bout, who was found in
the foyer of his Madison Square Gar?
den swimming pool about 9 o'clock in
the evening.
Papers Served on Trust Company
The attachment tying up the stake,
money was served upon tlie Guaranty
Trust Company at about 4 o'clock in
the afternoon. Shortly afterward
?50,000 on deposit with the Central
Trust Company as a forfeit and $100,
000 in the hands of Path? Films, Inc..
was also attached. Papers were in the
hands of Assistant Deputy Sherilf Jo?
seph A. Lanman for Bob Edgren, the
stakeholder, and John Ringling, the
circus man, reported to be the financial
godfather of the fight enterprise, but
were not served last night.
The serving of the attachments is
the result of a suit brought by Spell?
man against William Harrison Demp?
sey, known as Jack Dempsey, and John
McKernan, known as Jack Kearns, in
the Supreme Court in Buffalo for
5100,000 which he claims is due for
services rendered in putting Dempsey
into the films.
Dempsey and Kearns, Spellman al?
leges, made a contract agreeing to pay
him 25 per cent of any money that
might be made out of the proposed
motion picture film, Spellman agreeing
to procure the engagement. The con
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be Knockout
In To-morroiv's
Pictured by
Grantland Rice
Heywood Broun
James Hopper
W. J. Macbeth
Jack Lawrence
Staff of Experts
Champion Reaches Jersey
?ity Secretly; Is Gnest at
Dinner Party; Rival
Has Long Hike in Rain
Odds on Jack 2 to 1
And Still Falling
Fight Crowds Are Pouring
Into City ; Challenger
is Sentimental Favorite
By W. J. Macbeth
This afternoon, provided the
weather is as propitious as the fore?
cast, will be fought the greatest
heavyweight championship ring en?
gagement of all sporting history.
At "Boyle's Thirty Acres," Jersey
City, in the most capacious sta?
dium that has been dedicated to
sport since the Circus Maximus,
idols of two continents will meet.
Jack Dempsey, heavyweight cham?
pion of the world, fsnd, in the estima?
tion of most boxing critics, the best
representative of all since the days
of the mighty John L. Sullivan, is to
defend his laurels against the chal?
lenge of Georges Carpentier, heavy?
weight champion of Europe and idol
of the French nation.
It is technically a New York fight,
though the great city will share
neither in the profits nor the glory.
Rickard Stadium, in "Boyle's Thirty
Acres," is but twenty minutes' jour?
ney from downtown New York.
From the standpoint of convenience,
no better spot could have been se?
lected on Manhattan Isle if Gov?
ernor Miller had not made the strug?
gle impossible here.
All Hope for Clear Sky
There remains but the assurance
of pleasant skies to-day, which the
weather forecasters have foretold,
to make this by far the greatest
sporting spectacle that ever has
been staged in America, recognized
world's leader in all sports of major
caliber. Tex Rickard, who has made
the boxing game what it is, who has
so successfully promoted all the
really big ring battles of the last
fifteen years, has provided against
every possible contingency but the
And, so far as human means can
forestall the inevitable, Rickard has
taken his precautions. The heavy?
weight championship will be contested
on schedule unless the bottom drops
out of the heavens. Nothing but con?
tinuous rain or a cloudburst can stop
the bout at this late hour. The king
of promoters has provided a tarpaulin
covering for the ring proper, which
should keep the canvas footing within
the posts dry against any downpour.
The fight will to on unless the stadium
is drenched.
Fight of the Agea
This has been called the fight of the
ages, and with reason. There never
was a ring engagement before where
the element of doubt entered so broadly
into the calculations. There never was
a battle more representative of style
and tradition between the Old and the
New World. Carpentier, the heavy?
weight champion of Europe, is to tackle
Dempsey, heavyweight champion of the
world. Dempsey is supposed to repre?
sent ail the nerve and stamina, endur?
ance and skill of every American cham?
pion from John L. Sullivan to the pres?
ent day. He has been reputed to be a
Corbett, Fitzsimmons. Sharkey. Sulli?
van, Ketch?l, Jeffries. Jack Johnson,
Willard and Tommy Burns all rolled
into one.
To-day's fight might be called in
sporting parlance a press agent fight.
It has been exploited to the most re?
markable degree imaginable. Most
forcible arguments are founded on a
basis of contrasts. And more striking
contrasts never yet have appeared ever
eight-ounce gloves ? or five-ounce
gloves, or bare knuckles, for that
They come into the ring to-day, one
the illustrious son o" a country rieh
in tradition for fighters in every sense
of the word; the other discredited be?
cause of alleged indifference to patri?
otic duty. And the foreign challenger
is not the discredited party. This is
likely to be shown by the crowd in no
uncertain terms during introductions.
Physical Odds With Dempsey
As to physical equipment, the cham?
pion of the world has the call. Demp?
sey has an advantage of more than
twenty pounds in weight. He has an
advantage of two inches in reach. He
has a slight advantage in the matter
of age, though both are supposedly at
the zenith of their physical prime. Of
the two, Dempsey doubtless has the '
more formidable ring record. He has
been fighting almost continuously since
he took up the work as a profession.
Carpentier's chosen profession was
sadly interrupted by five years of ac?
tive service in the World War.
But there is no basis of comparison
between the two principals of this af?
ternoon's fray save Battling Levinsky,
who wa? knocked out by each. If one
would take the word of Levinsky, Car?
pentier never would be any 3 to 1 shot.
The man who was knocked out by
both of to-day'e principal? declare?
firmly that of the two the Frenchman
packs the heavier wallop.
"He hit me so hard," says Levinsky,
"that he tore loose all the cartilage?
of my inner ear."
Moran Fight Raises Doubt
But for Frank Moran, the blond
truck horse of Pittsburgh Carpentier
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