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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.
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New York, N. T.
WEATHER FORECAST.
Partly cloudy to-day; to-morrow fair,
little change In temperature; moderate
southwest winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 80; lowest, 63.
retailed weather reports will be found on the Bdltoilal
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nlTrtt sTITTk. ITTYT T
I KWULAKJJ WILL
HEAR VALERA
ONLY AS BRITON
Chief Secretary Bars Him
as Spokesman of Irish
Republic;
TERMS OF 'PRESIDENT'
Will Accept Dominion
Homo Rule With Coun
.ty Option.
I f
ALL SIDES SEEKING PEACE
Restraint Everywhere Urged
and Campaign of Violence
Ends.-
Sttnat Cable Despatch to Tmt Bcn ind Nkw
Toik Heuld. Cowrtoht, )tt, by Tits Son
ND NCW YOIX ItlUltD.
London, July29. Sir Hamar Green
wood, Chief Secretary for Ireland, is
quoted In an authoritative quarter as
having signified ho is Trilling to nego
tlato with Eamonn At Valero, provided
Do Valera enters the conference as
the representative of a group of Brit
ish subjects and not as the repre
sentative of an Independent Irish Re
public Meanwhllo the correspondent of The
Sun and Nbw York Herald in Dublin
hears that Do Valera has written a
letter to a person there in which ho
tald he would accpt Dominion homo
rule with county option provided the
Sinn Fein could negotiate with the
English as equals. This would enable
the Ulstcrltes to stay out if they
elected to do so.
To "relieve British anxiety about
the future," Mr. de Valera said m Wash
ington recently, he would have no hesi
tation In recommending to the Irish
people that they enter Into a treaty with
the British Government containing a
stipulation such as the first article of
the Piatt amendment In the treaty be
tween the United States and Cuba. Last
night he denied that he had advised ac
ceptance of Dominion home rule pro
posals for Ireland.
While no oRlclnt report is available
on the meeting of the Duke of North
umberland, who heads a delegation of
rabid Irish L'nlpnlstn, .Itji Premier
Lloyd George to-night it was reported
In Informed circles that the Unionist
delegates received "a dose of cold
water" from the Premier when they
began reciting the so-called Unionist
grievances.
Sinn Felnera Restrained.
Kvery advice received hero from
Ireland to-night indicates that all
sides are making the greatest effort
to restrain controversial sentiments
during the next few critical days.
Also reports show that tho Sinn Felii
campaign of violence has been checked
and that tho soldiers and pollco are
holding down tho lid on anything like
reprisals.
De Valera's willingness to accept
county option in connection with do
minion home rule was reported to be
based on Information which came out of
Ulster recently that only two counties
there would elect to stay out
Oniclals at the Foreign Office have
closely followed the editorials which
appeared in the Freeman's Journal in
Dublin during the last few days. It
was reported that the suggestion con
talncd In the Freeman's Jour-no! that
Arthur Griffith, Vice-President of the
"Irish Republic," and Gen. Sir Nevll
Mncready, commanding the Government
forces in Ireland, appoint (representa
tives to arrange a real truce between
tho dentins forces la receiving serious
consideration by Irian officials here.
Kir Nevll Is staying In London, and re
ports here are to the effect that he is
urging the wisdom of such a course.
While the, police under his command
are resigning In Urge numbers the
British soldiers In Ireland also are
decidedly uncomfortable under the
stress or me peculiar duties Imposed
upon them In Ireland.
There have been Important accessions
to the forces maintaining order In Ire
land through tho enlistment of on.
time officers and a corps of cadets, yet
uie noyai irun uonstaDulary, the old
standbys of the military force, ther.
are getting out Numerous officers of
mo iioaj inin constabulary are ask
ing for civilian positions In Ireland h-
cause they see no possibility of going
on with their Jobs and protecting their
families. ' One of the most Important of
wo rcmsnauona -was mat of an- officer
who accompanied Inspector Smvth Kn
was murdered In Cork, when the latter
uiauo we speccn alleged to have re-
BiuiBu Ja mo mutiny or the Llstowal
police.
Settlement "Possible."
While the situation in Ireland amply
""'" uaoomun mat a settlement
Is possible, the British political situa
tion Is by no means so certain. A settle
ment of the Irish problem would mean
the submission of a new policy to the
country at a general election, and
the Premier would have to risk being
able to head a new coalition. Political
observers here declare that in a settle
ment of the Irish question on the basis
of dominion home rule, with everything
nave military defence and autonomy
granted Ireland, both Labor and the
Asqulthlan Liberals "would be able to
claim a larger share of tho credit than
would Premier Lloyd George.
On the other band, it was asserted
that If Premier Lloyd Qcorgo was able
to claim- tho credit as the responsible
head of the present Government, of for-
Continued on Third Page.
To Pass Drastic Bill
and Send Munitions
LONDON, July 20.A bill to
deal with the disorders in
Ireland will be Introduced next
week in tho House of Commons
and passed In all' Its stages, ac
cording to an announcement by
Androw Bonar Law, tho Govern
ment loader. Premier Lloyd
Georgo told members of both
Houses that tho provisions of tho
bill would be found to bo very
drastic and that great hopos aro
entertained that they will suc
ccd in coping with tho situation
In Ireland. Whatever happened,
the Premier Bald, Ireland could
not be allowed to leavo the Em
pire. Munitions would bo sent,
and railwaymen refusing to
handle them would bo instantly
dismissed.
ALLIES APPROVE
NOTETOSOYIET
Britain's Initiative in Calling
Conference Agreed .to by
Franco and Italy.
INDEPENDENCE FOR POLES
Bolshevik! Told Peaco of
Europe Most Be Assured in
Parloy With Entente.
Special Cahtr Despatch to Tub Sdx'jlkd Nsw
Yonc HkiuLo. Copyright, 1130, by Tn 3cx
axd Mi Toax Bsau.0.
London, July 29. England's note to
thc Russian Soviet Government on a
Russo-Pollsh pcaco received the full
approval of Franco in the meeting of
tho Premiers In Boulogne, although
the note was unsigned by France,
England having taken tho initiative In
sending the first notes, it was stated
authoritatively here to-day. In tho
same high circles it was declared that
tho truth of this statement should bo
emphasized, in view of reports to tho
effect that Franco was not in accord
with Great Britain In tho Russian
policy of Premier Lloyd George.
Desplto tho optimism of tho British
Prime Minister, however, tho fact that
the Russian Bolshcvlkl have over'
stepped the armistice line revivifies
all old fears of an understanding be
tween the Bolshevik! and the Ger
mans and of a Europe -Red to the
Rhine.
The armistice line embraces the so
called Lloyd George, Polish boundary
line In the nortn and the actual military
line In the south on July 30. The Lloyd
George line runs on almost a straight
line north and south from a point
slightly west of Grodno, past Brest-
LltovBlc, to the Galacian line. It Is
approximately 116 miles east of War
saw at its nearest point to the Polish
capital.
Three Powers In Accord.
Speaking In the llouso of Commons
to-day Premier Lloyd George etnpha
sized the fact that Great Britain, France
and Italy were In complete accord re
garding negotiations with the Bolshevist.
He said that the necessity for haste In
calling the Boulogne meeting precluded
the possibility of Italy being represented,
put tnat we icauan Government was
kept fully Informed and was In entire
agreement with Great Britain and
France. In confirmation of this the
Marquis Imperlall, Italian Ambassador,
called at the Foreign Office to-day and
delivered Italy's agreement with the
terms of the note.
, The Premier told the House that the
British Government considered that if
the Entente were to meet the Soviet
representatives, the chief object of the
meeting would be the peace of Europe,
but In the first place, peace between
Poland and Russia. When this was set
tled, the conference could deal with dls
putes between the Entente and the
Soviet, and also with questions retatlng
to the reestabllshment ot normal condi
tions. The Independence of Poland was
absolutely a sine qua non condition, he
declared.
The Premier read to the House the
note which was despatched to the Soviet
Government He told the House that
the Soviet Government had sent two
messages to the Allies, but they seemed
to conflict, the first apparently reject
ing the allied proposal for a London
peace conference, but the second ap
parently agreeing to It. The British
note said:
Text of British Note.
"The British Government considers
that if the allied Governments are to
meet delegates of the Soviet Government
with any chance of success, delegates of
the Polish Government and of the othor
border States concerned must also be
present The conference must have as
its essential object reestabllshment of
the peace of Europe, and In the first
place between Poland and Russia, on
conditions which will securo the Inde
pendence of Poland and the legitimate
interests ot coin countries.
"The conference should also consider
questions which are still outstanding
between Soviet Russia and the border
States, which have not yet slrned definite
peace with Russia. After the settlement
of these questions the conference will
deal with questions In dispute between
the governments of Soviet Russia and
the Allies, and the reestabllshment of
normal relations between them."
The correspondent here of Tiisj Sun and
New York Herald learns that every
despatch received at the British Foreign
Office from tho Soviet Government con
tains strong propaganda sandwiched In
between the matter regarding the pro-
nosed conrerence. At tne present mo
ment' this propaganda hinges on Bol
shevist assertions ot Polish atrocities.
Many of these charges by the Bolshe
vik! against the Poles have been inves
tigated by allied commissions and have
been found to be without foundation of
Continued on Fijth Pag.
PONZI HANDS
OUT $500,000
TO 'INVESTORS'
Postal Coupon Financier
Has Returned $2,000,000,
Says Secretary.
INQUIRY BY COOLIDGE
Bay 'State Governor Wants
Facts on Manipulations
in Boston.
NEW CONCERN STARTS
Man Tosint ns 'Partner'
Threatens $1,000,000 Ac
tion to Tie Up Ponzi Fund.
Special to Tns Sun and New Youk HiiutD.
Boston, July 29. Half n million dol
lars was poured back to-day into the
hands of customers who havo grown
sceptical at tho offices of Charles
Ponzl, "postage stamp king."
As early as 6 o'clock In tho morn
ing crowds began to 'gather, and for
hours during the day thousands
Jammed Into the square about his
School street and Plo alley offices. It
was from the latter that tho cash was
given out and not a claimant was
turned away disappointed.
When tho doors closed soon after
4 o'clock this afternoon an exhausted
clerk announced to tho crowd that tho
office would bo open again to-morrow
and more mountains of cash would bo
on hand with which to pay off all
others who desired to "cash" tho notes
carrying the Ponzl signature and
promising to pay 60 per cent, profit In
ninety days.
Pays Ahead ot Promise.
Two million dollars has been turned
back this week, according to a state
ment of Miss Lucl Mell, Ponzi's pri
vato secretary. Much of this, how
ever, was paid on notes issued 45
days ago, and represents tho returned
principal and do per cent, premium.
Though Ponzl promises to pay in 90
days, ho invariably has mado his pay
ments In 45 days.
The Old Colony Securities Exchange
Company, alleged rival concern, which
has opened offices In Devonshire street
and which also Is promising 50 per cent
profit In forty-five days, was allowed to
continue business to-day after a confer
ence between Its president, John Bright
well, and District Attorney Pelletlcr at
the latter s office.
Brtghtwet! declares that whllo his
firm doals In postal exchanges, as does
I'onxI's firm, this Is "only a pnrt of the
business conducted." Ho says his firm
cents In ''foreign goods," though the
nature of the goods Is unknown.
Joseph Daniels, one of the early In
vestors In the Ponxl company, made u
new attempt to-day to tie up Ponzi's
stock In various Boston concerns. Dan
lets, who recently filed a bill In equity
against Ponzl, In an amended motion
declared he was a "partner" with Ponzl,
and he seeks to. obtain f 1,000,000 from
Ponzl as his share of tho profits. Judge
White Issued an order ot notice to
Ponzl on the amendment which Is re
turnable Tuesday. Ponzl Is asked to
respond on that date.
Ponzl was pressed hard to-day to ex
plain In detail the operation of dispos
ing of the Immense number of postal
exchange coupons represented in his
huge transactions.
Ilefaiea to Give Up Secret.
'That Is my business socret," he de
clared, and while he will explain the
transactions In considerable detail ho
refuses consistently to disclose how ho
Is able to sell the actual coupons In
such tremendous quantities. None of
his agents, on this side of tho water at
least, appears to know this process.
Ponzl added that the United States Gov
ernment would have a lot of trouble
finding out his secret.
"I am In the business to make money."
he added. "Ethics does not Interest trie
any moro than It Interests bankers.
These coupons aro used as currency In
Europe. My secret Is how I cash tho
coupons. I do not tell It to anybody.
Let the United States find It out, If it
can."
Gov. Coolldge, Just, back In the city
from a vacation on his father's Vermont
farm and the official notification cere
monies at Northampton, at once Inter
ested himself In the situation. Ho sum
moned Attorney-General Allen to "se
cure all the facts" and to take what
ever action seemed necessary, If any, as
the facts warrant.
Whether the actual audit of Ponzl'n
books has begun the District Attorney
would not aisciose to-mgnt. it is known
that Ponzi's "bookkeeping" consists
merely ot a single card filing system,
the cards carrying the customers' names
and addresses, the amount of their in
vestment and the date received.
MONEY ORDER RATES
NEARER TO EXCHANGE
Conversion Altered to Con
form to Market.
Special (o Tits Son and Kxw Yoxk Hblild.
Washington. July 29. After a delav
of more than a year Postmaster General
Burleson to-day Issued orders which
will' make rates tor the conversion oi In
ternational money orders moYc nearly
corresponding to actual foreign exchange
rates.
Because of the delay In taking; this
action foreign governments have been
forced to adopt makeshift measures to
prevent speculative transactions of the
same character which Charles Ponzl of
Boston claims made him several times
a millionaire In a few months.
Another result of keeping pre-war
Continued on Second Page.
Senate Campaign Fund
Probe Off TUl September
ST. LOUIS, July 29. Senator
James A. Reed to-day an
nounced that the Senate subcom
mittee would not resume Ite in
vestigation of campaign expendi
tures of Presidential candidates
until September. Sonntor Reed
is a member of tho subcommittee.
FAILS BY PHONE
TO SAVE SLAYER
Mysterious Person Accuses
Himself When Young Hyatt
Is in Electric Chair.
BROOKLYN MAN ARRESTED
Admits Interceding for Con
demned Youth Governor
Defuses Mother's Plea.
Fourteen minutes before Elmer H.
Hyatt, youngest slayer to die in the
electric chair of all the 16S who have
preceded him In Now York Stale,
walked into the death chamber at
Sing Sing and while ho was In the act
of saying "Good-by, boys," to his com
panions in tho death house, a tele
phone message flashed Into Pollco
Headquarters here, at exactly flvo
minutes to 11 last night, and a voice
shouted:
"I'm the murderer! Don't let Hyatt
die! He's innocent!"
Then tho telephone communication
was cut off abruptly.
Working against the few minutes
left, police officers shattered records In
tracing back tho call. It had como
from a drug store at 864 Ninth
avenue.
Even while Patrolman John Dyman,
rushing out of tho West Forty-seventh
street police station, was Jumping aboard
a oasslnir automobile and shouting in
structlons to a bewildered driver, Elmer
Hyatt was being strapped Into the elec'
trie chair, to die for the murder of
Patrolman O'Brien, a year and a half
ago In Rochester, a murder that cul
minuted a career bf thievery and Jurg
lary. to fifteen of which crimes Hyatt
had admitted connection, although he did
not confess or admit the murder of tho
policeman,
Pollcemnn Find Accused Man.
A speeding automobile carried Patrol
man Dyman up Ninth avenue. He saw
a short slender man. In Palm Beach
suit and Panama hat wnlklng languidly
along the sidewalk, opd the policeman
took a chance. Jumping from the run
ning board of tho machine, he accused
tho man of making the mysterious tele
phone call. ,
"I did. But you haven't got anything
on mo," the man replied calmly. "My
head has troubled me, but now my con
science Is clear."
Ho was rushed to tho West Forty-sev
enth street station, and his statement
flashed to Sing Sing. It reached there
whllo physicians were pronouncing
Hyatt dead.
This final eleventh hour Intercession
by n stranger whose story was too
fresh at the moment to be discarded
or relied upon failed to stay the elec
tric current that was turned on at 11:09
o'clock, almost at the same moment as
the arrival ot the arrested man at the
police station, where he gave his name
as Robert Bnrron, and -sald he was a
real estato broker, living at 482 At
lantic avenue, Brooklyn. That address
proved to be an unoccupied and dark
ened loft
Gov. Smith had refused with re
luctance the final appeals that were
mado to him by Hyatt's mother, sister
and brother, who visited tho condemned
boy during the day. Exactly what
Hyatt's age was Is disputed. He said he
was 18. Prison authorities thought he
was perhaps 19. But in any event he
was the .youngest to die at Sing Sing
so far as known.
No extenuating circumstances existed
that permitted the Governor to grant a
reprieve, and prison officials when the
news ot the "confession" In, Manhattan
was flashed to them, declared there was
no doubt of Hyatt's guilt that the man
who "confessed" was In all probability a
sensationalist, a conclusion which de
tectives questioning him agreed to
without deciding whether Barron was
responsible.
Six Measures to Governor.
Barron preserved his calmness under
police grilling. After saying he had
spoken Just enough to set the wires to
Sine Sing In play he announced he
would say no more until he had obtained
counsel. Papers that he had strewn
about Ninth avenue, presumably fcs he
left the drug stove, were picked up later
and taken to the West Forty-seventh
street station for examination. When
searched, Barron's pockets disgorged
only a S cent pleoe and a hair comb.
He was detained on a technical charge
of vagrancy.
Six telegrams, all addressed to Gov.
Smith, worded In about the same way
and demanding that execution be halted,
proved to be among the papers Barron
had discarded. Detectives learned that
he had telephoned eight times to Sing
Sing and put the same plea In words.
adding, "I committed the murder," each
time and then shutting off.
He was not told that Hyatt was dead
and he wrote a brief and formal "con
fession," saying that ho "assumed full
responsibility for the offence committed
In Rochester for which the eighteen-year-old
boy Elmer Hyatt was to dlo"
and asking "that execution bo deterred
for twenty-four hours."
When he would not sign this exasper
ated detectives telephoned to Bellevue
Hospital's psychopathic ward and de
cided to place him under observation.
AMUNDSEN MEN MISSING.
Three Ilelleved Lost While Carry-
Innr Explorer's Moll.
No nr. Alaska, July 29. Threa mem
bers of Roald Amundsen's Arctic expedi
tion, who left the explorer's ship, the
Maud, with mall last autumn, while the
vessel was oft the northern Siberian
coast are mlsslnc and are believed to
have lost their lives, according to Rus
sian Government advices received by
Amundsen here.
105 DRY AGENTS
SWEEPING
RAIDS IN JERSEY
Hugo Quantities of Unlaw
ful Liquor Seized in New
ark and Jersey City.
40 SWLIN MEN HELP
More Than 100 Saloons in
Two Cities Searched on
Secret "Warrants.
PROMISE ARRESTS LATER
Descent Ordered by Washing
ton on Complaints by Dry
League Leaders. '
A series of sweeping liquor raids de
signed to make tho State of Now
Jersey dry began yesterday afternoon
In both Newark, and Jersey City. In
all probability they will bo continued
slsewhero In tho State-
So suddenly did they start that tliey
occasioned great consternation and
infusion. Enormous Quantities ot
hootch" wero seized and carted away
by tho authorities in large motor
trucks. Arguments between the Fed
eral agents and dealers were many
and bitter words were exchanged at
many points.
Tho system adopted by the raiders
was unprecedented. A lararo bundle
of search warrants had been secretly
obtained from United States Commis
sioner John A. Matthews on evidence
that had been gathered during on In
vestigation covering a period of sev
eral weeks. In which scores of agents
had been employed.
The action began with the appearance
of twenty-five prohibition enforcement
agents In Jersey City and eighty In
Newark at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Half of the Newark raiding crew was
from' the office of James Shevlin, super
vising prohibition enforcement agent or
New York. The othor half was from
Philadelphia. They assembled at Man
hattan Junction, from which placo they
went to the Park place station in New
ark. Merely Ont to Seise Dooae.
When they disembarked at that point
four large automobile trucks were, wait
ing for them at the station. A uniformed
policeman was on the driver's seat of
each vehicle. The raiders were not out
to make arrests. They were merely out
to search and seise. It was stated that
where violations are proved arrests will
be made later.
The official In charge of the Newark
end of the onslaught was Jacob B.
Slonknaker, assistant to Leo Crossen, en
forcement agent of Philadelphia. K P.
MacGrath ot the National Prohibition
Enforcement Headquarters in Washing.
ton, was In' direct command of the whole
operation.
The blow was attributed by the "dry"
element largely to tho series of com
plaints begun recently by the New
Jersey Anti-Saloon League against the
lax enforcement of the Volstead law
within their State, and to the fact that
officials of the Anti-Saloon League had
mado public lists ot places where they
were Informed liquor was being sold
openly In largo New Jersey cities.
The raiders were dlvldid Into squads
of three men each, and they proceeded
speedily to cover the various saloons
mentioned In the warrants that had been
Issued to them. Their instructions were
to take all seized liquors to the Post
Office Building, using tho big motor
trucks for the purpose
Within the first lew hours of their ac
tivities twelve truckloads of liquor wero
taken to the designated place. The raids
had been under way but a short while
When it was estimated that $35,000
worth of "hootc had found its way
into the Federal tolls.
The liveliest Incident occurred when
one of the raiding parties descended upon
the saloon of Robert Leach at 117 Wash
ington street. The raiders said that
upon entering they saw Gcorso Fre
chette, the bartender, throw the con
tents of a, metal container Into a sink.
This sink, they say, smelted of whiskey,
but none could be found.
Observing a dumbwaiter, officers car
ried their search to the upper floors. In
a room connecting with the dumbwaiter,
they said they found Mrs. Arthur Ever
ton and two fifty 'gallon barrels of
whiskey.
Woman Claims the Whiskey.
Mrs. Everton declared that this was
her private stock. Two of the officers,
Sidney S. Hochstadter and John J. El
lert, said their thumbs were bitten in a
scrimmage with the woman.
Mrs. Everton's husband Joined In the
argument, the agents said, and the
saloon keeper and the bartender also
were alleged to havo taken part Tho
official party won, however, as the war
rant authorized a search of the entire
bulldlng. They took not only the liquor,
worth (6,000, but Leach and Frechette
as well. These two men were charged
with Interfering with Federal officers
and were paroled until to-morrow. No
charge was made against Mrs. Everton
or her husband.
Before the raids started tho Ant!
Saloon League of New Jersey made pub
lic a letter from Samuel Wilson, tho
Assistant State Superintendent, to John
F. Kramer, National Prohibition Com
missioner at Washington. "Under the
old regime," the letter stated, "Twenty
three wholesale dealers met the requlre
mnti of the city of Newark with Its
1,400 saloons and sixteen were' plenty
In Jersey City, with Its 1,000 saloons.
"Under prohibition you have granted
thirty-six licenses to wholesalers In!
Newark and twenty-nine In Jersey Clty.v
In the city of Newark there are 860
open saloons, and thousands In all
throughout the State, to say nothing of
'speak eastes,' where Intoxicating liquors
are sold."
Folia Six Storlest Rlti Broken.
Los Ankles, July 19. George
Warden, 23. carpenter, fell six stories
here to-day. Police surgeons said the
only Injury they could find was a broken
rlo. )
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS URGE
COX TO ABANDON LEAGUE;
APPEAL TO LABOR SOUGHT
WALSH, TREATY
FOE, SEES COX
Massachusetts Senator Be
lieves Fight for League Would
Bo a 'Wasto of Time.'
WANTS DOMESTIC ISSUE
Candidate Not Unwilling to
Be Persuaded, to Sot Lenguo
Aside.
Du a Staff Correspondent of tut Bun and
New ioik Hn&iLD.
Datton, Ohio, July 29. Senator
David I. Walsh (Mass.), In Dayton to
day fof a conference with Gov. Cox,
added another ton to the weight of
opinion that tho Democratic nominee
soon will try to toss the League of
Nations into the discard as tho lead
ing campaign issue. Walsh urged
that very course, insisting that tho
Democratla fire should 'bo concentrated
against profiteering and other impor
tant domestic issues as far more pop
ular with the country-
I do not regard tho treaty as tho
paramount issue in the campaign,"
said Senator Walsh, who was one of
five Democratic Senators who quit
President Wilson on tho treaty ques
tion and voted for all tho reservations
which were objectionable to the White
House. "I do not believe the Demo
cratic nominee should lay too much
stress on It during the campaign.
'The country needs n man who will
glvo his close attention to strictly
American problems for a while. There
are too many big domestic . Issues
which must bo dealt with to waste
time with the treaty.
The truth of the matter Is that the
people are much more concerned about
profiteering- than they are about tho
League of Nations."
Senator Walsh was questioned on what
he thought of the statements Issued by
President Wilson and Gov. Cox at the
close of the White, House conference a,
week ago last Sunday, In which Mr.
Wilson said he and the Democratic nom
inee were "absolutely as one" on the,
subject of the" League of Nations. He
smiled and replied, "I must decline to
be cross-examined."
Senator Walsh's statements to-day
were of the utmost significance. While
they were made before he went to see
the nomlneo at his residence. Trail's
End. where Gov. Cox has been engaged
all week In writing his speech of accept
ance, they show the disposition of the
anti-treaty group within the Democratic
ranks to lead Cox Into a position where
he would set aside the treaty as the
chief Issue, a position Into which he
cannot be regarded as unwilling to be
led. . .. .
Senator Walsh, It will oe recauea.
vntni for the Johnson amendment glv-
Ing to America as many votes In the
league ns permitted for the British Em-
nlrc and also for the Lodge reserva-
tlons. At San Francisco Senator Walsh public so mediocre that they have to re
led the fight against unqualified In- sort to unusual Ideas and startling and
dorsement of the treaty and succeeded unusual marlfcrtatlons to get people to
In having a modification adopted de- I go to see them?"
clarlng that the Democratic party does "I will answer that question in this
not oppose reservations making Amer- vay," said Relchenbach. "You take Gov.
lea's obligations toward the league moro . Cox, for Instant, He Is running for
specific ' President. You Bee pictures of him cook-
Senator Walsh came to Dayton pri-'ing in camp; you see his wife cooklnr
marily to seo Daniel J. Mahoney, Gov. douehnuts and you sec his son riding a
Cox's son-in-law, for a discussion of 1 bicycle. What has that got to do with
campaign arrangements, ana aid not
tn disturb the nominee, whom he .
understood to be busy with his speech
r. V. J. n ,tm
of acceptance uov. w nc ui iu v- - ..wK.(u..v..
nresence In the city, however, and In- like we put over In the show business."
slsted that he go to Trail's End for din- Asked If he would tell who was re
ner The Senator started for his home sponsible for the Japanese suicide hoax.
In Massachusetts to-night Relchenbach said:
Senator James A. Reed (Mo.), an- "On my word I don't know. I was
other of the foes of the treaty nnd the I in PlttsLurg and the llrst I knew about
Administration, is coming to Dayton for . the story was when I picked up a local
the notification. It developed to-day. paper there with two big spreads. One
Gov Cox's speech of acceptance Is all read : 'Resolute Wins the Cup.' The
but In final form. "Anomer nours worn.""" .........
and It will be flnlsned." he said at the 1 1 do wish you would get my name right,
afternoon conference with the newspaper
men.
PLAYMATE DYING.BOY
ATTEMPTS OWN LIFE
Companion's Fatal Injury
Moves Lad to Deed.
Special to Tim Bcn and Niw Tosk UniiD.
WiNSTrc. Conn., July s. as a sur-
ireon Dronounced Leslie Terry, twelve
years old. fatally wounded to-day George
Douglas, tourteen, tne Doys piaymme
who had accidentally shot him, salsed
tho revolver which he still held and fired
a bullet Into his own temple.
The boys, with two companions, wero
playing thU afternoon at the homo of
William Chapln. In ColllngsTllle, and
found two revolvers, one ot which was
loaded. When the Inevitable shot was
fired It penetrated Leslie's neart ana
lung.
Dr. C. J. Kliourn. Meaicai examiner
for the district, who lives noxt door,
heard the shot and carried Leslie up
stairs In tho Chapln home, while George
stood anxiously oy tne oanmster to
await tho verdict.
Leslie can't live," lie neara tne doctor
say. instantly no snoi ninueu. ine
Terry boy died In ten minutes. The
Douglas boy was taken to St. Francis
Hospital and will recover, but he will
lose his right eye.
Unds 74,000 Mile Hike at 7.1.
St. Johw, N. B., July 29. Henry
Stewart Is hiking his way back to
his home In San Diego, Cal., to-day,
having completed this week a tramp to
this city which he began last February.
Stewart claims to have walked 74,000
miles through America, Europe, Asia and
Africa nlncc starting his globe trotting
c.;rocr about ten years ago.
Cox Slogan Is "Peace,
Progress, Prosperity"
By a Staff Correspondent of Tin Ben
and Nxw Yoik Hnue.
T)AYTON, Ohio, July 20.
"Pence, progress, prosper
ity," This, it became known to
day, is to be the Democratic cam
paign slogan. It takes the place
of that which the Democrats used
in 1016: "He kept us out of
war."
Orders have been placed for
two million posters to carry the
slogan.
PUBLICITY PUT
HALO ON WILSON
Press Agent Says Ho Made Na
tives of Italy Worship Pres
ident's Picture.
CALLED IN MOVIE INQUIRY
Relchenbach Not a Party to
Fake Suicide That Kept Po
lice Busy Dragging Lake.
District Attorney Edward Swann's
inquiry Into tho methods used by
movie publicity men led yesterday
from local motion picture companies
to tho White Houso and President
Wilson's visit to Italy. Harry Reich
enbach, a, press agent with tho soul of
an artist, told how, when working for
tho committee on public Information,
he went to Italy and with propaganda
made "tho natives look upon Wilson
ns a sort of god."
"Tho effect of tho right sort of
propaganda may bo Judged," said
Relchenbach, "toy the fact that I got
the Italians worked up to such a for
vor that they would fall down and
worship Wilson's plcturo every morn
ing before they gave the Pope ft
thought It was the same sort of
work that George Creel did, propa
ganda pure and simple. I did the work
and also spread American- publicity
among tho lines of the enemy."
Relchenbach called at the office of Dis
trict Attorney Swann and convinced him
that he was not a party to framing the
fake suicide ot "Miss Yukl Onda," for
whose body the police dragged the lake
m central Park for threo days. Ho pro-
duced contracts for the last year and
went over them In the presence of Mr,
Swann and newspaper men.
Where do you get the, word "puBIIcIs-
Ing?" asked Mr. Swann.
"Oh, that's one that President Wilson
used twice when he nas sending us to
Europe to do press agent work."
Mr. Swann In the couise ot his con-
versatlon with Relchenbach asked this
question as to the propriety of press
agent methods:
"Are some of the Alms put over for the
nis aonuy 10 maxe a soou i-remaenw
Nothing. ,But people like to be attracted
by that sort of stuff, and that Is why It
tm .,., suit T ' .Imnlv nmnnirshil, 4iib,
I am getting all mixed up with Eddie.
No. I didn't frame It I'd tell you If I
did, even though I'd be ashamed of. pull
ing a stunt so crude as that."
WILLIAMSBURG SPAN
IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
Six Engine Companies, Two
Fireboats at Bridge Blaze.
A fire that lighted up a wide area of
the East River swept the wooden struc
ture along the surface car tracks on
the north side of the Williamsburg
Bridge this morning,' causing damage. It'
was believed, would cripple car traffic
for several hours. For more than two
hours firemen from both Brooklyn and
Manhattan battled the flames.
Tho blaze started near the Brooklyn
tower and, fanned by a southwest wind,
headed toward both terminals. It was
difficult to cope with and firemen were
unable at times to reach It with streams
of water.
The heat warped and twisted the steil
rails and the struts of the span, adding
to the difficulty of the firemen.
How the fire started remained unde
termined at 2 o'clock. It was discov
ered by automoblllsts crossing; to Man
hattan. Six engine companies were s:nt
but first Later these were au-rmented
by fire fighters from tho fireboats Will
iam Strong and the New Yorker. The
fireboats, coupled to standplpcs at the
l-ase of the New York tower, pumped
water to the level of the roadway.
Patrick Maher, Deputy Chief, had
charge of the firemen. Thomas J. Dren
nan. Fire Commissioner, was a spectator.
OFFSET Tim WKAllINO
KftocU of hoi. sultry westlitr by tsklnc
Father Juhn's Mfdldne. .ldr.
Chairman White Indicates
'Soft Pedal' on Wilson's
'Paramount Issue.
OUTLINES TARTY PLANS
'Progressivism' Will Over
shadow All, Issues, With
Appeal to Farmors.
COX'S TRUE POSITION
Never Has Specified His Dof-i
inition of Nullifying
Reservations. !-
Special to Tint Hun AND Ntw Yoik IlnAUb
Washington, July 29. Gov. Cox is
for tho League of Nations "without
nullifying reservations." adv. Cox
never has yet como down to cases on
what ho considers a nullifying reser
vation. That, In Bjlte of tho White
House conference nnd everything else,
is whero tho Democratio nominee now
stands on this Wilson mado "para
mount lssuo" In the campaign. That
can be stated as an absoluto fact on
official authority. Gov. Cox has not
deviated from the stand he took whes
hero six months ago.
President Wilson has stated that ho
li for the leaguo "without nullifying
reservations." However, tho President
has gone on record as regarding the
Lodge programme as nullifying to tho
highest degree. Gov. Cox never ha
been forced to specify what, he means
by tho phrase.
So far as the Whlto House confer
ence a week ago Sunday is concerned
it is known now that Gov. Cox and.
President Wilson did not get down to
discussing particular Instances at all.
There was no agreement between,
them or even discussion as to what .
particular form the League of Na
tions should take. They both agreed
then that the League of Nations wag,
broadly speaking, a wonderful thins;
and that the United States should b
a member of it It Is highly probable
that had the Question of nullifying
resorvaUons been brought up it would
havo rendered Impossible tho state
ments subsequently put out by both
parties to tho conference, as well oa
by Franklin D. Roosevelt, that all was
as merry as a marriage bell between
tho present President and the hopeful
candidate so far as tho league lssuj
was concerned.
White Outlines CampalaB.
Georgo H. White, who has just pushed
Homer S. Cummlngs out ef a job as
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, dropped Into Washington to
day and revealed a number of details of
tho plans for the Cox campaign, ifr,
White spent most of his first day here
receiving thojo Democrats who happened
to be In Washington. He plans to spend
to-morrow and part of Saturday in the
city.
Mr. White said Senator Byron H. Har
rison (Miss.) had been selected as chair
man ot the speakers' bureau of the cam
paign and that headquarters would be
in New York, with an office in Chicago
and possibly a second sub-headquarters
on the Pacific coast no doubt in Saa
Francisco..
In the course of his conversation with
newspaper men Mr. White Indicated a
strong soft pedalling on tho league as the
"paramount Issue," as Mr. Wilson desig
nated It He said It would be one ot the
big Issues, but that "progressivism"
would overshadow It This appeal of
"progressivism" Is to be based on Gov.
Cox's record for three terms as Gov
ernor of Ohio. A particular appeal will
bo made to the laboring classes and to
the farmers, Mr. White said. '
To the farmers the appeal will be that
Gov. Cox Is a strong advocate of good
roads and Improvement In rural schools.
To the laboring classes In general the
workmen's compensation act In Ohio
will be held up as an example of his
tendencies and policies In this respect
Mr. White made the statement that this
was the first State law of the kind, but
It Is generally understood that Gov. Cox
patterned It after the California law.
which was put through by a Republican ,
Governor there. Mr. White said, when ,
pressed for an answer, that tho national
workmen compensation law even
might be Changed, should Cox be elected, '
to. follow more closely the earlier child
of the Governor's brain.
Views ot National Chairman.
The Democratla candidate stands a
bigger chance of election. In Mr. White's
opinion. In stressing progressivism than
any other Issue, and this will be made
a big Icsue, If not the one big Issue.
There Is a growing belief here that the
Democratic campaign managers will try
to bury the league as a Wilson chimera,
so far as the campaign Is concerned, at
least two weeks before the election.
M. White gave a confirmatory Indl
cation ot this to-day when he said the
voters In Ohio had little or no Interest In
the League ot Nations, but that th
question of progressivism as against
the standpat attitude which he Imagines
Senator Harding has, would prove for
more efficacious In rounding up votes.
Another Cox appeal to labor will bo
the "coal screening" law which Is in
effect In Ohio. Ry this the miners gat
a little more pay for the alack coal thoy
mine. Mr. White expects miners every
where will support Cox on that account,
The liquor question, Mr. White In
sisted, will hot be an Issue. Gov. Cox
takes Ihe attitude th.it the Eighteenth
Amendment is a fact and that any Pres
ident has only to support the Conation

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