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WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair and warmer to-day; to-morrow,
lair; moderate winds, mostly south.
Highest temperature yesterday, Oi; lowest, 65.
Datillid wtatliir reports will be found on tin Erttllt'il
Pe, .
VOL. LXXXVII. NO.
GARDEN LEASED
FOR TEN YEARS;
TO BE ENLARGED
Tex Rickard, Promoter,
Flans Radical Improve
ments in Structure.
POSSESSION AUGUST 1
Will Increase Seating Ca
pacity to a Maximum
of 20,000.
BIG EVENTS OUTLINED
Projects Include Horse and
Do? Shows, Circus and All
Standard Sporting Events.
Madison Square Garden, probabi
the best known auditorium In the
United States, has been leased for ten
years by Tex Rlckard, the boxing pro.
motcr. who, after enlarging and reno
vating the big structure, will turn It
Into an arena of sport and endeavor to
make It the greatest of its sort in the
country. It was announced yesterday
that the lease had been signed between
Mr. Rickard and the New York Life
Insurance Company, owners of the
property, and the promoter win as
sume exclusive control on August 1
and promises to stage a daz2ling array
of sporting events In steady succes
sion. It Is understood that the rental
is In the neighborhood of $250,000 a
year.
It is Mr. nickard'a Intention to make
over the interior of the big arena, not
only with the object of increasing the
seating capacity but also to modernize
the structure. Madison Square Gar
den at the present time will hold 13,000
persons, and Mr. Rlckard declared that
he would increase the seating capacity
to 20,000 by means of alterations and
the tearing away of the concert hall,
restaurant and theatre on the Madison
avenue side. In addition to more room
Mr. Rlckard will thoroughly renovate
the great arena, improving the struc
ture In many respects and modernizing
It In essential particulars.' The pro
moter declared that all the rumors to
the effect that New YorU would lose
its favorite sport arena were now set
it rest and that not only would tne
Garden be preserved but it would bo
greatly improved.
To Fen tare Leading Sports.
In addition to all the standard fea
tures, such as the horse and dog' shows,
the circus, bicycle" Tace and other at
tractions, Mr. Wckard says he will bring
torethcr the leading boxers of the world
in championship bouts, which Is a guar
aatee that New Yorkers will fie able to
witness the best possible glove contests,
in a ring pitched In the centre of popu
lation. in anaounclng details of the venture,
Mr Rlckard said his new duties would
necessitate his resignation as official
match maker of the International Sport
ing Club. This situation forces the con
clusion that the new club In the Garden
will prove to be a formidable rival to
the International Club, and that be
tween these two, great organizations,
New Yorkers will get the cream of all
flow combats In America.
Mr. Rickard said he would not at
tempt to stage any bouts until Gov.
Smith had set the. machinery of the
Walker law In motion by the appoint
ment of a boxing commission, and that
he would endeavor to match men whose
recordj inspired confidence In the pa
trons of pugilism.
While Mr. Rlckard declined to men
tion the amount paid for the decade's
lease or to hint at the boxing-bout that
he will stage at the opening show, there
Is reason for the belief that Jack Demp
ey, the heavyweight champion, will
make his first appearanco In the East
!n a bout under the promotion of Rlck
ard. The promoter is anxious to put
Carpentler In the ring with Dempsey
nd win bid high.
Dempsey Is practically matched with
Knockout Bill Brennan of Chicago, and
M!e several clubs In the Middle West
fiaye placed bids for this contest there
H little doubt that Rlckard will be pre
pared to outbid any of the Western or
nnliatlons. Rlckard said ho would not
think of trying to stage any bouts in
advance of the Walker law becoming
operative, as It might have a tendency
to bring the game Into disfavor. -
Memorable Fifth.1 In Arena.
Though many notable contests were
staged In the ring of the arena while the
mwley law was operative none equalled
w Interest the succession of memorable
nng combats that were seen In the hls
nc arena under the Horton law.
k... there that Fitzslmmons, Cor
5?.!'. ?h.lT' chynM and other great
.vm of.tho. rope1 BCtuaro showed their
mliT!1 clence- One of the most re-
J"5"'8 ever te. In which
ni1 Ica,ovcrn. featherweight cham-
MtMin2?k Ut Frank Erne' th
"tntweight champion. In three rounds,
seen In the Garden ring.
in his formal announcement of the
n&V8d?f the building Mr.
"I have leased Madison Square Gar
Jen for a period of ten years, and will
aMume complete and personal control of
.tm lr s,ructure on August 1.
This action sets at rest all reports
ana rumor , a .u. . ... i-
wltl h. T j "" "e uaraen
be torn down, remodelled for busl-
,u,l "ur'H,s" r otherwise changed In
ftl. ma.lLner 35 t0 10,8 worldwide
2 a th greatest amusement and ex
hibition centre in existence.
tu- re th' next decade every tradi
tion and sentiment which has been as
sociated with r,ir o .
. u,ou oijuare uaraen I
nY. j "ervea. it will continue to be '
v..i? fn 8quare Garden wn which
"the world are familiar. I
""P nd expect, either a promoter
l Conlfiiued on Tenth .Pdoc.)
317 DAILY. "
food Riots in Germany
Caused by Profiteering.
BftclaX to Tat flux and Niw Yoik lUsiio.
WASHINGTON, July 12.
Riots nnd general boycotts
of profiteering' dealers in Ger
many are In progress, according
to informatioji from the Ameri
can commissioner at Berlin, made
public by the State Department
to-day.
"Food riots have occurred in
many places, resulting; in forcing
down prices of foodstuffs," says
the , department announcement."
"Measures for definite reduction
of foodstuff prices are being
considered by the commonwealth
economic council, which con
vened June 30."
POLES DISLIKE
ARMISTICE PLAN
Delegates at Spn, However,
WW Not- Protest Note
to Soviet.
BONAIi LAW RETICENT
Avoids Stating Council 3Iado
Threat to Defend Poland
From Bed Attack.
London. July 12. Further official
confirmation was given to-day that tho
Allies had made proposals to the Rus
sian Soviet Government for an Im
mediate armistice on equitable terms
between Poland nnd Russia. This con
firmation was given in the House of
Commons by Andrew Bonar Law, the
Government spokesman.
Mr. Bonar Law niso said the Soviet
Government had accepted Great Brit
ain's terms for a resumption of trade
between Great Britain and Russia.
When asked to state the terms of
the trade agreement ho declined to
say more than that the message to
Moscow dealing, with the Polish
armistice dealt also with the question
of trade negotiations.
The question was raised whether the
allies had threatened, If tho Soviet
Government declined an armistice, that
the allies would defend 'Poland. Mr.
Bonar Law would not give tho details
regarding this contingency, but he did
say, that the British negotiations did
not lrivolve recognition of the Soviet
Government '
Polish armies struggling to stem the
advance 'of bolshevlkl on the southern
front have taken the offensive near
Rovno, according to an official state
ment issued In -Moscow nnd received
here by wireless. Further south the
Soviet forces arc continuing their drive
successfully north of the Dniester River
and have occupied Novava Ushltsa,
northeast of Kamenetz-Podolak, the
statement declares,
Spa, July 12. The Polish delegation
at the conference here Is "understood to
be very much dissatisfied with the terms
of the allied note to the Russian Soviet
Government proposing an armistice be
tween the Bolshovlk and Polish armies.
They 'feel, however, that they will be
obliged to accept It ,
reds Near minsk, !
warsaw alarmed
Poles Again March on Rovno,
Lost Last Week.
Warsaw, July 12. The Bolshevtkl,
after 'occupying Smolewlcase, to the cast
of Minsk, have reached the trenches bor
dering on Minsk, where fighting ,l In
progress, according to the official com
munique from the War Office to-day.
Polish detachments have been forced
to abandon the line along tho River
VHJa, the communique adds.
The Bolshevlkl have occupied Ponda
byoze and Viaxyn and are approaching
Molodetchno. They are pressing the at
tack despite enormous losses, the state
ment says. "
Victories for tho Poles In the Prlpet
region and In Volhynla arc reported In
advices received here to-day. The Bol
shevik cavalry leader, Gen. Budenny, has
been, defeated, the advices state, and he
Is fleeing to Rovno, jpon which the
Poles are marching-, ,
The victory of the Poles In the Prlpet
region is described as "complete." Enor
mous supplies are declared to have been
taken with tho occupation of the iown
of Owruncz, where 200 prisoners also
were picked up.
The troops operating against Gen. Bu
depny, the advices report, captured
Great and Little Kvoln, taking eight
guns', while a Bolshevik cavalry brigade
was annihilated. Bolshevik attacks
south and West of Rovno were repulsed,
the message adds.
The American Relief Association and
the American Red Cross have completed
their evacuation of Vllna in the north
and of Mebberg on the southern front.
At last accounts the Bolshevlkl were
forty kilometers from Vllna. Extensive
preparations have been made for the
defence of that city. Lemberg Is not
yet In Immediate danger.
While the evacuation of Warsaw Is
being considered by foreigners In the
event that city is menaced by the Bol
shevlkl, confidence Is expresrrd in Amer
ican circles, that the Bolshevlkl never
will pass the lino of ethnographical Pa
land, as the peasants In various districts
are reported to be organizing to Join the
army to prevent Invasion.
Americans and other foreigners in
Warsaw are considering emergency
plans In the event that the Bolshevlkl
menace Warsaw, The Red Cross and
other welfare organization members held
a meeting at the American Legation and
discussed plans for the evacuation of (he
city and also for the care of American
property.
Col. Harry Gilchrist, chief of the ex
CoKiInued on Fourth rage,
AND THE NEW
NEW YORK,
SUBMIT TO-DAY
TO ML PLAN
Delivery of 2,000,000 Tons
Monthly Is Allies'
. Ultimatum.
QUANTITY IS REDUCED
Rejection Means Occupation
of Territory or Supervis
ion by Commission.
BELGIAN STATES DECISION
Think This Over and Come to
Our Terms,' Lloyd Gcorgo
Advises Germans.
Bu Assodattd Press.
Spa. Belgium, July 12. The Allies
served an ultimatum upon the German
delegation late this afternoon that the
Germans must agree by 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon to deliver to the
Allies 2.000,000 tons of coal monthly.
Otherwise, tho Germans were in
formed, the Allies will take measures
to enforce the terms of the Versailles
treaty.
li tho German reply was rejection,
tho Allies, it was declared, would take
measures to enforce their demands,
cither by occupation of mining terri
tories or by sending their own coal
commission Into Germany to examine
the situation In tho mining regions.
Tho ultimatum was delivered In the
nuletest tone by the Belgian Premier.
As the meeting dissolved the British
Prime Minister said to Dr. Simons:
"Think this over and come to our
terms."
Thus the negotiations with the Ger
mans have renched another tense
point. The spirit of conciliation adopted
by both sides has prevented a break
thus far, but the Allies found it was
necessary to issue this ultimatum for
carrying out the treaty, which would
entitle them to oS greater nmount of
coal than now Is demanded.
The Reparations Commission's fig
ures cnlled-for monthly delivery
2,400,000 tons.. It was rumored to
night In i German circles that Dr.
Simons wduld offer the Allies 1.800.000
tons ol coil monthly.
Ills; Four Envoy Present.
The question of coal was tho subject
of controversy during n three hour ses
sion of Tremlcr Mlllerand, Premier
Lloyd George, Count Sforza, the Italian
Foreign Minister; Viscount ChlnJa,
Japanese Ambassador to Great Britain ;
Premier Delacroix of Belgium, Kon
stnntln Fchrenbach, the German Chan
cellor, and Dr. Walter Simons, the Ger
man Foreign Minister, who hacv witn
them only one secretary each,
The Allies began by Insisting upon
a monthly delivery of 2,200,000 torn.
The Germans offered 1.100,000 tons,
and thS Allies reduced their demand to
2,000,000.
Dr. Simons represented that coal
being tho very foundation of the in
dustrial life of Germany, every ton
that Germany sent to the Allies meant
that much less production, He said:
"My contention I In European In
terests as much as In the interest of
Germany, because our payments in you
are conditioned upon our Industrial pro
duction. You want your money., We
want you to have It, but how can we
pay large sums If you take away large
quantities of coal?"
The German Foreign Minister offered
then to Increase the deliveries of coal
from 1.100,000 tons to 1,400,000 within
six months and to 1,700,000 tons within
a year. This could only bo done, he
said, If the Allies made better food con
ditions possible for the miners line con
tributed raw materials to build houses
for more miners.
Mar Prolong Conference.
Tho Premiers, after prolonged discus
sion with the Germans In a calm, busi
nesslike manner, informed Chancellor
Fehrcnbach and Dr. Simons that the
Allies must have their final nnawer to
morrow. The differences over the coal question
may serve to prolong the conference
for another dUy or two and possibly
longer.
"I am not returning to Paris for tho
national fete of July U," said Premier
Mlllerand after this morning's meet
ing held by the Premiers without tho
presence of the German delegates. "I
am going to stay and flint this thing
out." Tho allied. Premiers, ,'ollowlng
this meeting, countermanded the spcchl
trains they had ordered for this evening
and to-morrow.
The Allied Ministers. It appears, are
not very favorably impressed by the
German reparation plan. The prevailing
view, the correspondent was informed,
was that the plan was somewhat Indefi
nite on the essential financial points.
It is understood t;hat the German dele
gates have in reserve another plan, or
amendment, of much greater Importance
than the plan submitted yesterday. The
plan now before tho conference Is con
sidered a substitute for this original
plan, which the German are withholding,
being unwilling to disclose the original
proposition because they were not given
ssllsfnctlon on the coal question.
In tne siaicmem preseiueu, n was in
sisted that the German budget must bal
ance, or there would be a rapid Increase
in 'the floating debt and consequent In
flation that would neutralize her capac
ity to pay.
qucatlon of Annuities. ,
Assuming that Germany's ability to
pay Is' used as a basis, tho statement
presented asked that reparation obliga
tions be expressed In annuities, the mini
mum of which would be fixed, and the
obligation to pay such annuities limited
to thirty years. Stipulation was made
that the minimum .of the annuities be
i'on(nuef pn FUth Page.
GERMANS MUST
TUESDAY, JULY 13,.
50 Billion Francs in 50
Payments, German Offer
PARIS, July 12. It has been
decided, says a Havas des
patch from Spa, to appoint a
mixed commission to mako a re
port on the German reparations
plan. According to the Ger
mans, Germany will offer to pay
50,000,000,000 francs in fifty
annual instalments, 20,000,000,
000 of which will be payablo in
building materials and merchan
dise. GROKERABLETO
HANDLE ESTATE
.Florida Court So Rules, Dis
missing Injunction of
Children.
NO PBAUD BY WIFE
Hcf Has Given Her Largo
Properties; as Is Within
ills Right.' v
fipeool lo Tim fil'N and New Yotk Hnui.n.
Jacksonville, Kin., July 12. Richard
Crokcr has been declnrcd mentally
sqund and competent to handle his
own extensive affairs. 1 An order wus
handed down this morning by Circuit
Judge E. B. Donnell of West Palm
Beach dissolving n temporary Injunc
tion granted March 30 last nt tho in
stance of certain of Mr. Croker's sons
and daughters, who alleged that tho old
Tammany leader was being unduly In
fluenced by his second wife In procur
ing possession of his large estnte by
gifts and deeds.
A big army of counsel on both
sides attended the long drnlwn out
hearing nt Wct Palm Beach. Cele
brated nllenlsts also were summoned
to pass upon tho competency 'if
tho defendant, and by Judge Don
nell's decision dismissing the tem
porary Injunction the suit of certain
I sons and daughters to prevent the vast
bulk of the big estate getting Into
possession of their ntepmother Is lost.
' t,i.h. .......... 1 I .... (U. .u-lc Inn f
the Circuit Court will be taken could
not be learned this morning.
Incompetent, Aliened.
The principal allegation- of the plalrj
tlffs were that Richard Croker, fir., Is,
by reason of advanced age. Incompetent
to administer his own affairs, nnd that
the defendant. Mrs. Bula E. Croker, Is
unfit and Improper to manage them for
him. It was also alleged that the has
obtained the control and management of
all tho property of Richard Croker, Sr.,
and that she Intends to leave th Jurls
,4141,1 nt ti rnnrls nnil take l.T bus-
1 hand to Ireland, together with all the
i assets and property capable of belrg re-
im?Td'
An answer was meu uy uio ui-icim-nnt
denying all the above and other
I material nucfmiions anu me same
sworn to. At the same time n motion
was filed by the defendant to dissolve
the restraining order.
In his opinion Judge Donnell said:
"The first question, then, Is Richr.rd
Croker, Sr., too enfeebled In mind to
manage his own affairs? The next
question to answer Is, Is he so under
the domination of his wife's undue in
fluence that he has porm,ltted her to
fraudulently gain possession nnd con
trol of his property? ,
Wn Convincing Wltnrs.
"Under the evidence as applied ,to the
law controlling, both of these questions
must be answered In the negative. The
manner and demeanor of Richard Cro
ker, Sr., In the court nnd on the witness
stand clearly sujjRWted a man In full
control of his faculties. Ills memory Is
no doubt impaired, yet he remembered
dates and transactions rather accurate
ly. Impairment of memory .alone does
not Indlcato lack of mental capacity to
.Justify a court in holding tho property
owner Incapable to manage his own
A great deal was said in the testi
mony of the alienists nnd In the argu
ment of counsel about delusions of Rich
ard Croker, Sr. He has had some mis
understandings with tome of his chil
dren of late years. He may be wrong In
his conclusions: but, according to the
evidence, his attorney assured him that
he had not been dealt with fairly. This
seems to me to be some ground for his
contention, even though It be false. He
expressed n willingness to be shown that
i. 4. nr,sni, Rnrh brine the cQSo l can-
not believe that his state of mind toward
I his children, nor in nny oiner suDjeoi.
i constitutes delusions 6r hallucinations.
"There Is a great deal of evidence acny
Ing the charg of unduo Influence, as well
ns the charge or meniai weanncw, mm
I think that next friend has failed to
sustain either charge. No sufficient proof
. of fraud was tffered
' "Richard Croker. Sr.. has disposed of
much of his property to his wife, and
I , r mmv Venn, nnvwav. ttlvcn
(lull liw, u' .... . ' . " .
any of his property to his children. But
If "this Is his cholec and he Is competent
to manage his affairs, it certainly cannot
be slopped In a court of equity. The
r'ght of a property owner to mako his
own disposition of his holdings Is Jeal
ously guarded by our law."
rr-v psrrnDPr TDfATV
TO LAST ARTICLE'
So Says Bourgeois in Ruins of
! Rhcims Hotel deVille.
i s
RtieiMS, France. July 12, France will
' demand enforcement of the treaty of
' Versailles to the last article. Leon Bour
geois, President of tho French Senate,
declared to-day In a speech before mo.re
than ivu rrcHun unu iuivirii n,4,(
correspondents at a luncheon In the
ruins of the Hotel de Vlllo. ,
"Our Government now at Spa Is de
fending French Interests to tho utmost.'
said M. Bourgeois. "Support them In
everything they are doing, gentlemen.
There Is a treatj of Versailles and we
will demand Its enforcement to the last
article."
YORK HERALD
1920.
Cowlff. W. by Bun-UeraH Corporation.
EifUNd ai sscond tlass matter, PoM owe, Nw Vork, N.
LABORITES RAGElHARDING SHOWS '
AS THIRD PARTY
BIRTHISHELD UP
Denounce Gompers, Wilson,
War, Wall Street and
. 'Most Everything.
PLAN A BAID ON 4-8ERS
Hearst Is Fearful Lest He
Be NominatefTInstead of
Friend La Follette.
PLKN'IW OF SUGGESTIONS
Victor Ilovgr Snys Socialist,
! rnrty Is Third, nnd Asks
'Why Not Debs?'
Ford Seeka to Capture
One or Two Nominations
fly a Staff Corrrnpoitrffitt nf The Hun
and New Vok Heilald.
CHICAGO, July 12. Henry
Ford has opened hendnuar
tcrs hero to capture tho Third
Party nomination for President.
Charles F. Hoffman of Florida,
in charge of the Ford headquar
ters, declares that the automo
bile manufactuer ia seeking the
nomination by tho Committee of
Forty-eight, the Labor Party,
both together or separately, or
any other nomination.
"We can't lose," said Mr.
Hoffman. "We have lined up
all the Ford motor car agencies,
all tho repair stations, all the
service rtations and most of the
owners. Seventy-five per cent,
of the Ford dealers arc for him
and the remainder soon will be."
Uii a Stall Correspondent of Tne Uu and
New Yok HBaAi.n.
CmcAoo, July 12. There Is no third
party yet. Three miles of hot Chicago
asphalt, the question of recognizing
Ireland's independence, the word
"labor" ns a part of the party's name,
the American Federation of Labor and
Robert M. La Kolletto lie between tho
physical Amalgamation of. ,thc Labor
Party of the United States 'and the
Committee ot Forty-eight nnd its scors
of variously named offshoots and de
ppndoncIe.i. The labor delegates, foaming with
rage ngalnst Samuel Gompers and his
federation, are still holding forth In
Car Men's Hall, down on Ashland
Boulevard. The Committee of Forty
eight et al. are still making speeches
In the Morrison Hotel. Committees
from both organizations nrc In Joint
session somewhere in between, and
harmony reigns the moment they ad
Journ, but not until then.
Victor L. Berger, seated at the press
table writing present tense despatches
for his Milwaukee Leader, left tn vast
du-gust after the delegates In the Mor
rison refused to recognize his presence,
nnd it is the Milwaukee Socialist's
opinion that both elements of this pro
posed third party ought to be honest
and Indorse Kusene V, Debs and voto
the straight Socialist ticket.
P. P. Wululi I!efnc o linn.
Frank P. Walsh of Missouri told the
Labor party delegates to-nlsht that in
no circumstances would he accept nom
ination eltht- for President -or Vice
President Ho decln.-ed IiIj belief that
he was not cnpaL'e of filling cither place
and that he was devoting Ms time to
Irish Independence.
The special conference call of the
Labor party, headed by Toscln Bennett
of Connecticut, Informed the Laborltes
to-nleht that there reemed little hope of
m amalgamation with the Committee of
Forty-eight. The Laborltes have served
notice upon tha Eastern and Conserva
tlve element of the Committee of Forty
eight, led by Allen McCurdy and J, A.
H. Hopkins of New York, that either the
Committee of Forty-eight must agree to
terms by 0 o'clock to-morrow morning
or the Labor delegates would go to the
Morrison Hotel, where the committee
and its score of officials are meeting,
and tell the delegates to jo an Individu
als to Carmen's Hall and Join In me
Laborconventlon.
In other words, the Labor party has
decided to dicker no longer with tne
Conservatives, but Issue a general call
and stampede the rank and file of tne
Committee of Forty-elsht convent'on,
which nlready has signified Its Inclina
tion' to leave the conservative Easterners
nnd enter the radical Labor group.
Every One Ia Drnonneed.
It Is likely that no such flow of ora
tory ever yyae unloosed before In any
one, place. In the Morrison and down
In Car Men's Hall the delegates had a
riotous time hooting Great Britain, A.
Mitchell Palmer, the League of Nations,
war. Wall Street, the newspapers, po
licemen, Jim Crow laws, Gov. Henry J.
Allen of Kansas. Republicans, Demo
crats, Samuel Gompers, tho Esch-Cum-mlns
law, profiteers and President Wil
son and they spilt the glass in the
tightly closed windows with terrific ac
claim it every suggestion of such names
and phrases as Frederick C. Hone,
Louis Post. Itobcrt M. Ia Follette. pub
lic ownership, revolution, soif-doterml-nntlnp,
nnd so on and on.
While all this was gotng on and while
the so-called conservative element of
tho Committee of Forty-eight was nuk
ing It as disagreeable for the Ltbir
party to swallow them, tho homing
movement received the news that Joe
Bailey and his American party of Texas
was with them and some timo during
the night had become part of them.
When the Uallcy crowd announced it
presence n number of the delegates
looked as It they had Just received bad
news. And when Edward ,T. OXoughlln,
Continued on Second Page.
G. 0. P. ORIGIN OF
ACOFREFORM'
Dirt Farmer' in Cabinet for
16 Years Until Wilson
Put in it Professor.
SHATTERS A 'NEW IDEA
Senator Cummins Talks
Rail Subjects With and
Praises the Nominee.
GRANGER LEA HNS VIEWS!
Knymond Ilobins, Once n Hull
Jloose, Visits Marion nnd
Enthuses in Cause.
Tii a Staff Corretpondent of Tine Bvx AMP
n. New Voan HEiUi.n.
Marion, Ohio, July 12. Senator Har
ding, Republican Presidential nominee,
In a sharp interview to-day drew a
contrast between Republican and
Democratic administration of the De
partment of Agriculture. His state
ments formed n reply to the announce
ment of Gov. Cox that if elected Presi
dent he would appoint a "real dirt
former" ns Secretary of Agriculture
Senator Harding said:
"I note that the Democratic candi
date announces, ns one of the first re
forms he has In mind, his Intention to
appoint a 'real dirt farmer" as Secretary
of Agriculture. That is a reform the Re
publican party docs not need to adopt.
For sixteen years, under three Repub
lican Administrations, we had u real
farmer from n real farm ns Secretary
of Agriculture, 'Uncle Jim- Wilson of
Iowa, who made the department the
greatest of Its sort In the world. He
ran It for the farmers, made It an In
strument to fight for the farmers and
to serve them in a thousand ways.
"When the Democrats tame Into
power they brought a university presi
dent as Secretary of Agriculture: and
after him a publisher. The Demo
cratic party certainly nced to be re
formed In thl3 regard. The Republican
party certainly does not. As In tlit?
past, the Republican party w.111 go on
developing the department for the ser
vice of rcottfarroii and real farmers.,, ,
Unlit Up by n Reimliilenn.
"The truth Is that If the great Depart
ment of Agriculture that Jim Wilson
built up under M"Klnley, Roosevelt and
Taft had been maintained and carried)
forward under the old Republican Ideals '
of practical usefulness, half our problem '
of high cost of livjng would have been
solved for us In advance. I
"It Is gratifying to see this early re:-1
ognltlon Of at least one mlstnke of)
Democratic aaministrnuou unu iiiu iiui-j
pane to correct It by returning to Ro-
publican methods. A lot of others will '
be found that can best bo corrected In
the eamo way, nnd when tho country i
cornea to pass on the programmo It will I
decide to apply the Republican method
of correction directly through a Rcpub
lican administration."'
Senator Harding also held n confer-:
ence with L. J. Taber, master of the
Ohio State Grange. Mr. Taber declared '
nftor the conference that Senator liar-1
ding was giving keen attontlim to the r
aBrlculturnl ana rooastuns promems
which face tho nation and realized their.
Importance fully, j
This was a day ot much activity on
the front porch and the vicinage thereof. .
Senator Harding, hetlder other thing.",
held a conferenrc lasting (cur hours with
two prominent LI etal Iiadfe.-H. Itajmoml i
Koblns of Illinois nnd Walter F. Ilrown J
ot Toledo, the' latter one of the U:pub-,
llcan candidates for Senator In Ohio and I
both old Roosevelt supporter. He aleo j
talked at length with Senator Cummins.
Mr. Robins gave his umjuallllc.l sup-j
port to Senator Haidln-j. Mr. frown !
previously had done so. Tl'.oy met the
Senator at noan and lunche.1 with him. i
Emphaslilng the satisfactory nature '
ot his conference HoDins sam later:
"Since Mr. Johnson has announced his
support the platform and ticket many
of his supportcrsmyself among them,
will do likewise. Senator Harding ana
I have been discussing questions of
labor and progressive matters gener
ally." i
Cnnimlnpi Praises Ilardtnjr,
Still another conference to-day was
with Senator Cummins. President pro
tempore of the Senate nnd chairman of
the Senate iniersmie commerce Com-
mittee. Senator Cummins, who for j
many years has been Identified wllljj
the Liberal elements of tho West, .
though not a third party man In 1SL. i
warmly Indorsed the Presidential norr.l-ij
nee.
"I think that he grasps the real prob-,
lems that we hae to deal with as we!l
If not more comprehensively than any '
other man of my acquaintance." raldi
Cummins. "His outlook Is all forward
and not bacKward. WPh rsspect to all I
tho questions that will Interest us In the1
next decade or two decades he Is as,
progressive ns any man In the country ;
bar none." . j
Senator Cummins said ht had d!s-
cujsed the railroad and transportation .
problems with Senator Harding In his
present visit. He paid that every day j
that pasqed wns furnishing a further!
vindication of the now railroad law. ,
Emphasizing the gravity of the rnl'road
rltuatlon and the need for wise handling .
of the railroad problem Senator Cum-'
mlna said:
"The Irablllty n' railroads to (In .
the business rf country l costing
tha country V'T '1!' more than the
German war cost the people any day."
Href Knnilnr In Jamaica.
KiNQSTON. Jamaica, July 12. The
.beef famine here is acute ana me koou
"Comptroller Is commandeering stocks
'on hand. He nlso has made arrange-;
ments to obtain a supply of cattle from '.
I Colombia. Even persons with money
; are experiencing hardships owing to the 1
lack of foodituffs.
A HAPPY BLENDING
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
preserves the best traditions of each.
In combination these two newspapers
make a greater newspaper than either
has ever been on its own, ,
PRICE TWO CENTS J
IX NBW vnnKcnx I
Egg Omen for Cox Comes
a Cropper Before Movies
fv a staff Orrefjioiirfriit of Tim Bus
AND Km YnK llBUMI,
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 12.
R. R. Cropper of Portsmouth
came to town with an egg which
he regarded na a good omen for
Gov. Cox. Its shell had a ridge
which formed tho lettor "C."
Cropper brought tho egg to
Columbus to present it in person
to the Governor, and everyth to
went lovely until some motion
picture operators wanted Crop
per to pose while holding tnu
egg.
Cropper got so excited when
the cameras started to click that
ho dropped the egg on the State
j,
House walk.
MRS.DE CORDOVA
SHOT TO DEATH
Body of -New York Broker's
Wife Found by Hondsido
Near Stoningfon, Conn.
CHAUFFEUR IS DYING
Inquest To-day May Develop
Cause of Tragedy Search
for Supposed Assailant.
Mrs. Arthur De Cordova, the wife
of a member of the New York Stock
Exchange firm of Cyril Do Cordova
& Hro. of 26 Mroad street, was shot
and killed yesterday afternoon on a
lonely road four miles north of Ston
lngton. Conn., fifteen mlle3 southwest
of Norwich. Her body was found ly
ing alongside her automobile, and the
body of her chauffeur, Bernard B.
Gcissler, was discovered hanging over
a fence only a few feet distant. Two
shots had been fired at Mrs.. Do Cor
dova, one of them entering her heart
and coming out through, her shoulder
blade, and tho other lodging tn the
right side ot her back. The chnuffour
hi'd been shot In the head. ,
The first reports that came to the
authorities at Stonlngton and at New
London, where Mrs. D Cordova had
been htayin? at the Giiswold House
with her son and daughtor, were that
she had ,bqen shot by Geissler and that
the' chauffeur had then turned thdtre
VtUef Upon himself. County Prosecu
tor U. II. Hcwctt, who has taken
churge of the Investigation of the
shooting, declared early this morning,
however, that he was not satistlcd
with this version of the affair and Was
trying to locnte a possible third per
son who might hive had n hnnd in
the murder.
Chauffeur Still AHt.
f!nl!tW has been taken lo the Law-
r. ,-, itncnltiil In New London, but at
an early hour this moinltlg had not re
gained eonssclOusiiPFS. nnd wus nob awe
to make a statement.
Thi. hrulloo nf Sirs. De Cordova and
Oiilgslc'r were discovered -by an auto
mobile party en route to waicn miii,
who were attracted by the sight of tho
Ti f'nrdov.1 automobile stalled in the
road. Tho car had. been drawn to one
... ... - i-,
side ot tne nignay, aim on me nsai
side of It was a fairway, with a gate
leading Into a field. It was In this
fairw.iv ihnf ihev found' Mrs. Do Cor
dova's body nnd that of Gcissler watt
hanging over the gate.
TSa nitfhnrltlf linvp d4finilelv estab
lished that robbeiy was not the cnue of
the attack, as Mrs. Do Cordova had lf'
In cush In her handbag, and all of her
Jewelry, of wh'eh sho wore a conrl'
erable ani-unt. wns still on he- body,
,n Inquest, nt whlih it Is hoed a
statement will be obtained fro-n e!ssler.
will be helJ to-day b Coroner "rown.
Later the police,, fcund In the car a
bag filled with eolled laundry -hlch Mri.
De Cordova evkUntly had boen taklr-;
to a laundress They abo found In
t'elss et's pooot a let e- aiuretseu to
Mrs. De Coidovn. whljh had to deal
with leasing a house In Maine.
On Slimmer Vuit.
Mrs. De Cordova and her ion and
daughter, Heustis. 17 years old, and
Janice, 21, went to the Qrlswo'd House
in New London two weeks ago to spend
the summer. They had been living for
the last nine years In the Admanston
apartments. In 551 West Eighty-ninth
i.trcet. Mr. Da Cordova had' bee.n spend
Ing the week ends with h:s family, b t
he left there list Ratu-day. and Could
not be located lart nmht. His b-other,
Cyril, wit. i whom lie Is associated tn
business, lives nt the Pluza Ilo'o!. The
latter's wife coild give no Irr ornv tlon
regarding the tra- cd early th s morn
ing. (Jeissler, the chau'eur, lived in 201
West Eighty-fourth strc.t, nd bd h-n
In the employ of the De Cordovas for
the last five years. H's wlfe said thl
morning that he always had got along
wctl with his employers. She scocted
the Idea that any trouble had, developed
between her husband and any member
of the De Cordova family.
Arthur De Cordova Is widely known' In
the financial district. His brother has
been tho board member of the firm s nee
1903. His cousin, Aaron Do Cordova,
nlto Is a broker at 60 Hrmd street. H's
home is at Larchmont. Member. of
Aaron Do Cordova's family knew noth
ing of the shootlnt; until told of It by
The Sun a.no New York Hejuih
VILLA BOTTLEP VP W
FIGHT MAR PARR AL
Defeated bv Federal Troops,
War Minister Says.
Bu tnt AocWti rrtli.
Mexico Cjtt, July 12. Gen. Joaquin
Amaro has Francisco Villa, revolution
ary leader in the State of Chihuahua,
bottled up, following an encounter near
Parral. in which SOU rebels and 300 Fed
erals participated. Gen'. P. Ellas Calles,
the War Minister, announced to-day.
Til n KB CENTS
tvnitix VOO MILKS.
koch cK.vra ELsnwiiKne.
CLEARS COX AS
EDITOR BUT NOT
i AS A PUBLISHER
( Writer of Pro - German
j Views in Nominee's Paper
j Tries to Aid Ex-Chief.
J.JJV1JU JIJikJL vil &1.AJI.AJ1 X J.
Statement for Public, How-
ever, Is Qualified Later
in an Interview.
GOVERNOK IN COLUMBUS
Roosevelt Arrives There for
Co n fere ncp Will Quit Navy
for Rattle for Votes.
Bj, a Rtaff Corrtpnndtnt of Tin Sun INS
New Yobs! Hr-tui.n.
Columbus, Ohio, July 12. Gov. Cox,
arriving nt tho State Capital to-day
from Dayton, plunged Into his earn-
J pnlgn for election to tho Presidency on
I the Democratic ticket. These wero the
developments;
j Apparently much concerned over
' the exposure by The Sun and
Nkw YonK Heraui of the rabidly
pro-aermnn and pacifist editorials
that were puhllshcd by his news
paper, the Dayton .Yciiy, In 1915
and 1916, Gov. Cox crsonally
handed out a statement Issued by
George Burba, at the time the
editor of the newspaper, in which
Burba assumed full responsibility
for the' editorials. The action fol
lowed a conference between Ihe,
two.
2 Franklin D. Roosevelt, the
Democratic nominee for Vice-Pr-sldent,
arriving from the S.in
Francisco convention, announced
hl3 Intention of resigning us Assist
ant Secretary of the Navy, vo that
he might devote all his time to the
campaign.
g -Tho Democra'le progrimme of
action Is to represent to the
voters of the United Stntcs the in
correct impression that unless there
is a Democratic! victory In Novem
ber there will be no Lsague ot Na
tions. A Gov. Cox made the first real
jr'- speech of tho campaign pa, th
stjps Of the Ohio State Hbuso,dur
Trig1 it- reception glvch for him uy
OhlO' Democrats.
K Ed H". Moore, leader of the Coz
' forces at the convention. Is
seriously ill in San Francisco. 'suf
fering with a nervous breakdown,
which may compel the dcslgna'lon
of some other man as chairman of
the Democratic, National Commit
tee. Ilurlia (lunllfle Statement.
Her Is Burba's stnlement. as handed
out by Gov. Cox at the 8tatc House:
, I wrote all the editorials for the
Eayton New$ without consulting Gov.
Cox' about them. He wrs nwny from
tho city a great deal, and 1 assume
full authority for all tbnt happened In
the columns. I do not recill all that
I wrote during thpo trying days h4torot
the war, but the fact that my only boy,"
n lad of 19, enlisted In the ranks tho
(first day we were at war with Germany
Is nrelty Rood evldcrce that 1 .wusn t
I pro-German. Gov. Cox hart too much
!to attend to to supervise everything
'that I wrote, and ne seemed to; havo
fclth enotgii In my Anicrlcanlsm to let
me alone." .
Fol'owlng the Issuance of this stste
meet the correspondent ot TAs Swf
ANff New Ycsiv Herald called on Mr.
Burba for the purpose of nsking nevcral
pointed questions.
"Do you wish to say," M: Burba wan
nolo,- that fiov. nox 'ltd not know th
; nature of the edltorla's that were being
! nrlntart In the Davton A'etea over the.
i two years period of 1915 and 1916r'
"Well, of course" Mr. Burba said,
t"tbat can hardly be said. He was pub
lisher, or course." (
'Then It Is fair to presume that h
npproved the printing of such edlto
rlalsr "Yes,1' Mr. Burba ndmitted, "that is
a fair assumption. But I must hasten
4- -.t., 4l.n4 t An tint U1 T flnl nllltft
IU iXWI 4Mfc 4 -
'sure that Gov. Cox did not regard thou
edlto-la's as pro-Ocrman, You 'must re
member that the question of whether
those article- were brn.Ger-nan or no:
depends entirely inm ' Interpretation
that Is placed on thm "
Mr Kurhi. who a -cr-en' Is ed'toi of
the ColUrbi Mnii-liU WWil cnnslil--
. nrabl" dlftr Vd t'it H" oufs-Mon of Pin
Davton .V -.1 MlltTisI hi'd nppeved
In the campi'lgn. He took up the sub
ject with Gov, Cox scon nfter his ar
rival in Columbus.
entered to .Oermnn Vote.
The situation, a? understqod by poll-
tlclans In Cotumbus, Is that the Cox
rewspaper, the Dayton tftwe, undertook
during the period of the pubicatlon of
the editorials to cater to a ltrte German
' clement In Dayton, The whole trend of
the writing. It was snld, unquestionably
was for me queaiiuil-oi Kritinx vuies.
The strange part about the matter was,
tne politicians added, tint. Cox In hta
last race for (iovernor did not get t'w
(,'crninn votes after all, simply becaiue.
hnv'n? gone t'lat far. lie dd not go far
cn-'iii:'' tn !tl f the '.'erman rym-
,,..l.(-4-r-
K in! '"wvclt " 'J ' itpecteri to
reals'1 ' t -it tiry o' the
Niv '' "urt t 0 soon there
after a'' J",,c,'r t "v Danlcli returns from
Alaska. He will devote his entire tlm
to the cimpalgn. preparing fully as ex
tensive a tour on the quest for votes as
that planned for Gov. Cox. While ha
will make a special pohit of trying to
win New Vorlt Stale he contemplates
going Into the West, where the nanid
"Roosevelt" speaks volumes. The
Democratic programme unquestionably
Is to capltalUo the name as far as poa-
' t
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