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Evening public ledger. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 19, 1921, NIGHT EXTRA, Image 1

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tottr tonight' followed by Increasing1
cloudiness TiieBdyi little change la
temperature, northwest to north wind.
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under th Act ot March 8. 1879 i 4
Fubllihed Dally Except Sunday. Buhcrlplton Prl IB . Tear tX Mall.
Copyright. 1021. by rub'lo lder Company
nuiijs xwu ujujnxs ' v,
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fl V Wl.Vff Rf I KA
Stmperor" Boasts Man
Victim Was Member
Ministers, doctors,
?Aii. r.inlt:nt Dnnnrlrorl
pons ui uiuoiuco i iBv
That Spirit ot imamous urn urganizanon
Is Not
hntDEOUS crop of lawlessness,
"hydra-headed menaco in many localities where the seeds of raco hatred
fid religious intolerance havo been sown by advocates of tho Ku Klux
Rpcrct "star-chamber" proceedingo
& uv . - . , :.--j
tlce rind the safeguards gunrunieca uy mo whbuwhuu ui mu umuw
' The cracklo of ficsh-tcaring whips
Li--., ..nmi no means of "reculatinj:" private conduct.
f) There is a Ku Klux spirit as well as an incorporated Ku Klux order
$h TMo nnirit. which is the spirit of mob violence, masked "regulation" of
Individual conduct, anonymous censorship' of group or community condi-
Hons and rtandnrds, lias rccenwy
Kk This revival has "been coincident
,n-Klux iiian, inc., wiwso iucjhucis ui UUu..u ujr u. ..-
v ... ... i- . i,,l lVi(v.Mn-a no Ha nfflrlnl rccnilft.
fe iii7mr,nrnr WIlHnm losonh Simmons, as head of tho order, has denied
a n.fnrirnM Tno crnrn iil inuonuu I UKii...uu.a wv w......- ..0-.
Wwatedly in statements sent out
Mt his organization Is m any way conneciea wim mu i.. w.v
.. m. it. - .n TOnwPRnoriKihlo for the reneatedly reported acts
ISijeAU. A.iux nuiin- "i " "'v " - x
:& lawlessness.
These statements nre not in accora wn "c iutva "t
? investigation. "
! --,- ,
pVf MAY 8. 1JU1, the newspm-rrnw.
Vjt:;Hlv of masked men nntl ordcre.l
&"& the oltv. At tho man time
. RATWottr former rrlvatn in ui
IftSl" of YJPwewUle. Tex., wbh
R5?M?.niltar nunlBmont anl orders bv
'IftUwftrmob. The two rnraij wre
$rVM fc wiro to newsnnners al ove
kv rt-i.,nn( nnii In mny InstancfR
en" referred to In hcadliuca and text
?kilKu Klux outraiccs.
fe'lte'tollowlnit day's IHP
StairU Wprn nrinted In nnd Bent out of
Rnmont that the local Orand Inriwi
?a..ti.'.t...r nmi tlmt tho cnuntv pence
rdken wcrenttempUne to find the per
LC.. n.iui- n i.o inwlcsn acts. Junce''
likerlcd the dca'lng out of tuminnry
mnuhment to "."'-;
tronp or organizauun, ""':""""
i&e reports tho words Ku Klux wero
led. Then the Btmsattou meu auy
;,iBa was forgotten. .
ilt"' Klnn S(al Usoil
'' 0a July 21, 1021, the puDUBiiem oi
Oe two newspapers in Beaumont re-
i .... .
W ewived Identical letters, of which tnt
I' first portion, bearing the fccal of
1 "Knights of the Ku Klux Man, No. 7,
., Beaumont. Texns," is reproduced pho-'ir-tograplilenlly
This tlrst portion read as follows :
"Your publication alive the orsaniza-
J non ot the lui lviux ivinn in uiu ynj
(Mirt. of Beaumont has on varlouH occaaluiib
Mfc?1 published information conccrnlns and
pertaining to the affairs of this organ-
H'UStlon. We believe as you uo, mai a
ptwspaper suouiu Birve inc uvni wm -t'fiit.
nt It. rnnKtMifnrv nnH that nil
liegltlmato news should be given the
, I'uuiiq iiiruuGii ii euiuiuim, wui. ,-
ilast two montha Items havo appeared in
tjour paper relative to the case of tin
Kn Klux Klnn and its connection with
t. J. S. I'aul.
'Nmiv lifit irnii nnil Mm rrnhlln inaV
U fully Informed of the true fnrtH In
fine rase, tno Kian has assemuica buu
, hirewith hands you an Intelligent, true
L?irl mahaa. l.lt O 4 1 AxtlaA mat.
ur. The kian rcauests that this sum-
jlntry ot facts be published in thu col-
If dy, July 24. 1021, and that It be pub-
ueneu verbatim accoraing to the in
eloied copy, typographical errors ox
ftpted. (Signed) Knights of the Ku
? (Seal).
f "Summary of Facts"
Thn "KiunninriT nt fnnlu" llm. rr.
Tits "v .. m. j ..a ihL. V..i
leered m-illtprl rnn tn nlinnt 400(1 words
CDd niuy be resummarUed substantially
ioiiows :
tk) Dr. 1'nnl 4fiA Tlnn n..,.....1 ... m
hUlSn Of fnmllv nml nnllMnnl mt.l A.inn.
Edal I inlluenco who for scvcralyqara had
kitide a specialty of criminal mnlprac-
UCfl On wnmnn ami n ..111 ...1.1.1...
BiC. n,nr90tIIc',. nnd had been several
K& InTfywted by the county Grand
KfXU'i but by rcaBOn of "hla political
einic! "ti "nnnc'nI Power" had ea-
tclirfi .hnnl.,"""'""'.."1?. W e-
J Ai,.. ' ur ",,:I i in nun."
'ilM .tl.,?ecen,bcr 15 ln2- the Klan'
5rl'n Bc?it Dweyvllle, Ttx ar-
"ii!ii.T i r." """ woman ue nan
t?l ifSnd l?ul P'o"ncd the opera
Jcwinh Sueuh cnfanpss that tho
mS? omn.n becnme B0 " t'"t n Fcb-
!ffitS ! iad t0 be takcn fro,n hcr
.i"0o to a lleaumont hnnltni
. kr W.pernt,on Wftl! ncccMary to Bove
Woman A1.1 fn. nr
I . 'AiS.'W discharge, from the hosnltal.
t-iiU?v.S. !. . ?? r"K
fe&MMttr r: r.,." " p
Ken iir: vm iii tn n.. ti.. i.i i
she -h.d:tK ,::".r.? V,V-
4-zzl sa "?l v? j "
i-7-Wi-x mnTr
Killed in Attack on Intended
of .Order and "Goblin"
justices of peace
ftiwa lio.in Simmnns' Stntamrmt
vr.. " :--
outrage and mob violence is rearing its
havcreplaced the orderly course of
L il. n l!t...ll. it.- TT..U,1
and the torturo of tar and feathers
enown h rumuiftuuiu !. ... w.u
with the intensive propagation of the
for publication from "his headquarterf
i" - -
, iit
rned hcr with arrest for blackmail or
with death if she "squealed."
After describing hcr anguish and
helplessness, tho statement, under sig
nature and seal of the Beaumont Kian.
went on as follows:
"The cry of that poor girl was heard
liv mpn who resnrot thp creat moral 'aw
nioro than thp technicalities of the legal
rode. Thu heavy hand of the Ku Klux
Kian was laid upon Dr. Paul :
"For while the raiofo telth iheir
thumb-icorn creeds,
Their targe professions and their Utile
SHngla in selfish strife, lot freedom
Wrong rules the land and waiting Jus
tice sleeps,"
(These couplets will be recognized a
part of tho noem "Wanted." bv Joslah
Gilbert Hol'and. which Imperial Wizard
Simmons appropriated for use in bis
copyrighted "Klornn." or Ku Klux
ritual, without troubling to moke any
acknowledgment to the dead author.)
Took Place of the Law
"The eyes of the unknown had seen
and hnd observed the wrong to be re
dressed. Dr. Paul stood convicted
before God and man. 4! Dr. Paul
was weaHhy. His victim was a poor
girl. Between tho two stood the
majesty of tho law, draped In techni
calities of changes of venue, mist-ials,
appeals, postponements, eminent coun
sel skilled In tho esoteric art of pro
tecting crlmo and interpreting laws
Involved In a mass of legal verbiage,
the winding and unwinding of red tnpo,
Instead of tho sinewy arm of justice,
wielding the unerring sword. Tho law
of tho Kian is JUSTICE.
"Dr. Paul was approached In his
offlco by three men on tho night of
Muy 7 and Instructed to go with them.
He was placed in n waiting automobile
and escorted n few miles out of town.
The judgment of tho K'nn was read to
him nnd charges wero related to him,
nono of which he would deny.
Admit Applying Lash
"In a cowardly, whimpering plea ho
pleaded that others wero as guilty as
lie. The lash was laid on his bark
and the tar and feathers applied to his
body. Ho was then Informed of the
will of the Kian that ho should leave
tho city .within forty-eight hours.
"Upon thn return of the party to
Beaumont Dr. Paul was diichareed
from an automobile at tho Intersection
of two of the main streets of the city
that he might hu a unrning to all of
lifc Ilk that decent men nnd wom.cn no
longer wanted him in the community.
"Dr. Paul comp'lcd with the instruc
tions of the Kian that he lcavo the city
npd returned for n few days to his for
mer home at Lufkln. Duriug this timo
ho was constantly under the surveil
lance of the Kian. Within a few days
lie had surounded himself with rela
tives and hired henchmen of his own
trlho and character and returned to
Beaumont. For many days
In company with his lured henchmen
ho openly paraded the streets of tho
city, armed to the teeth, in open de
fiance of tho law."
Tell of Tarring Man
A little later on In the same docu
ment the Beaumont Klnn. with sim
ilar frankness, acknowledges Its ' full
' ii nti.. - ilia BOPAlli "rnP.nml.
feather party," of which the former
"'Scott, "ho had been n.t.ntllrnl.atlo?.
1. i..in nnd whoso cyo is nU-sceinBrJ"? most Uonoramo, nnu wo have the
iml whoso me hods of gathering ln Sourtt that we have bcenjrftuhted at
and wi"nJ?enot jtnown to the aUeiEtl times In propagating our order by
.?Im.?U0r?rehei."lcd Hnd nunUhJilie highest deals. Yet tho title whirl.
watched by tno ai wu umut.
wuriu. " fi";". n. t..i ,..
in the Baincmana - " h w
w. r.v" .., j'"- v".' ",:"!. ":: -.;." "ji',,"hv
Continue W H1JZ?V riRtflmt or hio aouinern ku iwux Kiaii.'tt
w. v.Imh fVtlnmn ilJ
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I V 'VWUUt lf.V'V
Side view of tho "Imperial Palace," new home of tho K. K.'K., Feacli
tree road and Wesley avenue, Atlanta, Ga. The Imperial I'nlaco Is the
Jowel In a beautiful (nnd costly) setting, occupying an cntlro block 400
feet square In Atlanta.' The "Imperial" plans call for gardens, lakes
nnd marble statuary in Iiceplnc with the dignity of the "mystic monarch"
Imperial Kleagle Cldrke and
Mrs. Tyler Convicted After
Raid on Underworld House
New York, Sept. 19. The World
today prints the following dispatch un
der an Atlnntn, Ga., date lino
Tho World's exposure of Ku Klnx
took an nstoundlnir turn hero vester-
day when a staff correspondent obtained
evjuence ot tho truth or rumors which
have long been matters of gossip in
Atlanta. This evidence proves that:
First. A few davs nrlor tn October
31. 1010, Edward Young Clarke, of
Atlanta, who is at present, by nppotnt
men of Imperial Wizard Simmons,
tho Imperial Kleagle or bosstorgonlzcr
of tho Ku Klux Kian. nnd Mrs. Eliza
beth Tyler, of At'nntn, "who recently,
also by appointment nnd proclamation
of Imperial Wizard Simmons, wns made
Grand Chief of tho newly-formed
woman's division of KluckBters, were
arrested at midnight and in their sleep
inic garments. In n notorious under
world resort at 183 South Pryor street,
Atlanta, run bv Mrs. Tyler, and taken
to the city prison, where Clarke was
immediately placed In a cell and where
Mrs. Tyler, after being searched, was
ulso locked up.
Gave Assumed Names
Second. The two prisoners gavo as
sumed naineH. as "Jim S'aton" nnd
"airs. Carroll," respectively, and being
unuuie io ooiain oati at. coat nour,
wero imprisoned until morning, when
Francis Clarke, now managing and
then city editor of an Atlanta news
paper nnd brother of Edward Young
Clarke, now Imperial Klcaglo of the
Ku Klux Klnn, appeared nt the city
prison and by giving $50 bonds effected
tho releaso of both prisoners.
Third. On October 31, 1010, "Jim
Slaton" and "Mrs. Carroll" were
brought into the Recorder's Court in
Atlanta for trial on charges of dis
orderly conduct. After consultation
with Policewoman Davis, who had
participated in tho raid and arrests,
Itccorder George 13. Johnson ordered
the prisoners docketed under their real
names of Edward Young Clarke nnd
Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, and under those
names they were tried, found guilty of
disorderly conduct nnd sentenced to
pay $5 fines or each work twelve daya
on tho streets or other public works
of Atlanta. They paid the fines.
Liquor Charges Dropped
Fourth. Additional charges of pos
sessing whisky, based on tho finding
Conttnnrd on rmre KUIitftn. Colnmn Six
Repudiating Atrocities of South,
Wizard Frees Members From Oath
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 10. The Ku
Klux Kian of the North, from its seat
of cmplro here, yesterday decreed aban
donment of its program of extension nnd
paved tho way for dissolution, saying
that nctlvltlcs of the order that claims
jts title In tho South has besmirched its
Signed with the seal of the Great
Wizard of tho North, whose Identity has
not been revealed, notifications went
forward to Kian members absolving
them from their onth nnd from alle
giance to tho Invisible Empire. The no
tice of dissolution follows :
"Wo of the Invisible Emplro of tho
North, firm in tho knowledge that our
organization lies never own guilty of
tho charges preiorrea against the Ku
Klux K un of tho South, yet feeling that
tho crimes of the Southern kinsmen nre
Mich that no order bearing the namo
ran approval or llvo In the United
Ptnten. today voluntnrily surrender our
Our Durnose has been n clean one.
is. most h,onorablo, nnd wo have the
0 claim by the rlsht of succession.
aa auk irtfflnfonHntt'a tilrh nnnJat.n
Freeholders and Contractors
Accused of Thefts Aggre
gating! ,900,000
Special Dispatch to Evmlno PubUe Ledjtr
1oCaTVM?,: Court House, N. J., Sept.
10. Tho trial of the Capo May County
Hoard or I rcoholdcrs and contractors on
grafc charges npprcgratlng $1,000,000
started before .'ustlce Charles C. BInck
n tho .New Jersey Court this morn
ing. Tho defendants will be called on
to explain nlso why $400,000 of tho
county's funds that wero deposited in
that bank for more than two years did
not draw Interest.
Motion to Quash Denied
Long before Court opened the room
was filled nnd people were standing in
tho aisles.
Tho first move of the defense was a
motion ofTercd by Walter II. Brown, of
Bridgeton, nttorney for Otto Kocnke, of
Wildwood, and Hope Gandy, of Tucka
noe, to quash tho Indictment against
theso two on tho cround thnt thpm
no evldenco against them of any moneys
uiiraiii-ui mm mm an 0113 pant oy them
Wero Itemized. Tho motion was over
ruled and tho selection of the jury
began. '
Another motion wns offered Immedi
ately asking thnt bills for automobile
hire contracted with a Cape May Court
House auta concern bo not admitted as
evidence. 'This motion was also over
luled. Tho first witness called to tho'stand
wns Irving Fitch, secretary of the
Board of Freeholders.
Besides Koenke and Gandy, the de
dendants are: John W. Young, of
Wildwood : John P. Fox. nt CWnn rts,. .
Augustus Hilton, of Anslesea; Joseph
McKIbsIc, of Lower Township; Jospph
(nmp, pf Middle Township, nnd WJI
Hnm II. Shaw. Cnpo May City.
Floyd Hewitt, Anglesea, president of
tho board and nlso under Indictment,
died during tho summer. Besides the
Freeholders James McLludcn, of Bio
Grande, n road director, and Arthur
Wilson, a supervisor, are under Indict
ment. , Thirty-nine Counts Against Gandy
Tho greatest stir of tho morning came
when Gandy entered tho courtroom.
Contlnned on Tata Two. Column One
Family Rushes to 8treet at Lancae
ter Avenue Blazo
Awakened by a pedestrian, Mr. nnd
Mrs. Samuel Benjamin nnd son rushed
to tho street In their nlgbtclotbes when
fire swept tho tailor shop over whlM.
they IIvp nt 4120 rjinM ....
a:4ft o'clock this morning. "u "c
The stock of tho tailor shop was de
stroyed by fire and wnter. Tho dam
ago Is estimated by Benjamin at $14-
Tilden-Johnson Renew
Match at 4 P. M. Today
Wnllaco P. Johnson and William
T. Tilden, 2d, renow their struggle
for the tennis championship of
America this afternoon at the Ger
mantown Cricket Club. The match
will start at 4 o'clock.
It has been agreed that none of
tho sixteen games played on Rnt.,-.
day bofore tho match wns stopped
by rain will count In today's con
test. A brand new match will be
Miiru-u, mm wiiu mo courts dried
by generous Bunshluo and cooling
breezes, everything will bo in ship
shape for the titular battle between
tho t two Phllodelphlans.
It 1b probablo that Mrs. Molla
BJurstcdt Mallory nnd Wataon M
Washburn will play Miss Mary K
Browne nnd William M. Johnston'
in an Mthlbltton doubles match at
o'clock! The match is contingent
Spon AitaffJ"!? o Mr"; Miilory
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Director Caven Admits Span Is
Dilapidated, With Sprung
and Rusted Beams
The recent bridge collapse In .Chester,
which killed twonty-fonr persons, has
directed uneasy attention to tho old
South street bridge in this city.
The bridge has been condemned, but
It remains in use.
Ten years ago a canal boat crashed
into tho bridge nt Chester and broko a
girder. The girder was repaired by
bolting a plato to It instead of riveting
one on. Engineers blame tnis for the
Chester tragedy.
Eight years a.go an automobile struck
the side of vthe -South street bndgo and
toro away two supports. Tho supports
have never been replaced, and as a
consequence the steel "I" beam has
sprung ten Inches from Its upright. The
city put additional supports beneath the
"I" beam several years ago, but tho
heavy top piece still Is unjoined nnd
may easily bo swung back nnd forth.
Here Is a parallel which might prove
deadly 1
Stood Strain for Years
For forty-five years tho South Street
Bridge has withstood the rush of
traffic, which has Increased year by
year, until now the span is.no longer
capable of standing' the strain formerly
expected of It. Only one trolley Is al
lowed to pass over the bridge at a time,
nnd trucks of more than live tons nre
forbidden to cross.
Runted, corroding, fceblo, the bridge
quivers under traffic. The planks
which make its floor rumble an mm r
trucks dash across, little respecting its
years of service. It sways and rattlei
when tho big green trolleys grind their
wheels on the slight incline leading from
the east side of the river and drop
with a clank to the tracks on tho bridge
several inches below.
Not once, but many times siuco Its
erection, the bridge has been declared
unsafe by engineers. During Mayor
Smith's admlnlstration.the western end
of tho bridge collapsed -when nn Iron
support .buckled. On tho span at the
time',, was a trolley ' filled xvlth little
children. Several beams r Knapped mid
tbe bridge dropped two fi.ct, but no one
was Injured. The bridge was tempo
rarily closed until repairs could be
Old Piers Are Supports
In tho center of the bridge, which
is 2450 feet long, is a plvotnl draw re
quiring thu services of three men, who
are kept on duty night nnd day to open
the draw and allow tugs to pass
through. Eight old-fashioned cylindri
cal piers prevent tho drnwbildgc from
collapsing when traffic rumbles over It.
Tho bridge really takes tho placo of
two, slnco it span the Schuylkill
River as well ns the Pennsylvania
Railroad on its cxtremo western end.
It Is across the railroad that the "I"
beam has sprung from its support.
In the center of tho bridge, fire has
eaten away part of the joists. These
hove been replaced, and the double trol
ley tracks sink down several inches
when any great weight is placed on
Though the brldgo has been con
demned, no work bnB started cither to
construct u now bridge or repair those
parts which so badly need attention.
A new structure will cost $050,000,
nnd bids are being received, but that Is
as far as It haa gone.
Mayor Moore, In a statement after
a visit to the bridge, referred to it ns
a "public menarc." The Mayor recent
ly Inspected nnd condemned tho bridge.
"In order to prevent its collapse."
Director Caven said. In speaking of tno
bridge, "we havo placed guards to see
that only a certain weight Is allowed
on It nt ono time. Wo are aware of Its
dilapidated condition."
Magistrate Dougherty Embraced
After Saving Girl From Manhole
Magistrate 'ohn A. Dougherty nnd
Constable Causey, who live at Twenty
eighth and South' streets, rescued a
slx-yenr-old girl from tho manhole of
n wnter main at Twenty-seventh nnd
South streets at 0:45 o'clock last night
und uero kissed by tho girl und her
mother as a reward.
Gas exploded at Twenty-seventh and
South street, nnd scores of men, women
and children ran for safety. Tho little
girl, whoso namo was not obtained,
darted across South street, stumbled and
fell Into ono of the manholes, from
which tho top bad been blown.
Magistrate Dougherty and Constable
Causey licara me explosion anu nurnea
to the scene, xno consinuio, who
weighs 225 pounds, lowered tho magls
trato Into tho manholo and tbe child
wa lifted to safety.
Tiio mother nrrlved Just In time
to seo her child rescued. She threw
her arms about Magistrate Dougherty.
The magistrate pointed to Constable
Causey and Mild: "Ho deserves one,
too." Then tho mother kissed Causey
and hurried nway, carrying her fright
ened but uninjured daughter.
Legitimate Claims to Be Protected,
U. S. Tells Slavic Peoplo
Washington, Sept. 10. (By A. P.)
Assurances that "legltlnuto Rus
sian Interests" will be carefully guarded
at the Arniamest ami tar uastern con
ference have been conveyed to tho Rus
sian people by the Stato Department.
Sufficient assurances, formal nnd In
formal, are understood to havo been re
ceded by tho State Department from
tho different Powers invited to partici
pate is tho conference to innko it np
pea rthat Holland and Belgium will bo
gtven scats nt the conference when It
discusses Far Eastern subjects.
The only formal replies are those
from Franco and Japan, but It was ex
plained MJay Uiat informal assure
nnces had been received from other
quarters nnd that the delay In dls
patching more precise responses yaa
due largely toitho alwenco from the vn.
.riouH tuMiw ui'UHTcwpqusuw'
Admiral Sims Says Glass
Misquoted Him in Senate
Denie8He Disparaged Development of United
States Trade Fleet and Gave Pref
erence to Great Britain
Washington, Sept.
that Senator Glass, of Virginia, was
mistaken In quoting him as saying in
n conversation in London that tho
United States ought not to undcrtnko
tho development of a merchant marine
of its own, Rear Admiral 81ms. In n
letter to (he National Merchant Marine
Association mndo public here today", ex
plained that what he did say was:
"With tho present restriction of our
present shipping laws it would be very
difficult for our country to develop a
merchant ranrlno commensurate with
our needs."
Tho statement was In reply to a letter
asking if thu Admiral had been cor
rectly quoted by the Virginia Senator
In a recent speech in the Senate.
In lil Senate speech Senator Glass
was quoted as saying:
"When I was abroad In 1018, Ad
miral Sims, much to my amazement,
told mo In London that he did not think
that tho United Stato ought to under
take tbo development of a merchant
marine of Its town. lie thought thnt
field of activity should bo left to Great
Britain, saying that tho British were
Hesitate to Abandon Japanese
Alliance for Shadowy En
tente With U. S.
Staff Correspondent Krenlnie Tuhllc Iilifr
CevvrtuM, 1991, hv 1'uhtia Ltdner Comvanv
Wa-shlnrtoii, Sept. 10. Prlvnto but
nono the less authoritative Information
received hero from London Indicates
that Great Britain's course in the com
ins conference on the Pacific and-dis
armament questions will be complicated
nnu (iimcuit. isriusu uovernment
opinion li divided. There is no clenr
nre'erenco of the United States over
;An' .influential section of tbe British
Foreign Office cllnes to the Idea that n
Jorinal alllanrp .with Japan is worth
more to ureat iiiltaln and her colonies
la the Pacific titan nny vague relation
of good will with the United States.
Added to this, the British Navy is im
pressed with tho power of the Japanese
Navy in the Far Enst nnd is not im
pressed with the power of the United
States Navy in that quarter of the
There is thus n fctrong British naval
sentiment for tho renewal of the Anglo
Tnpanetie nlllance. Then there remains
the problem of India. It; is generally
felt that Japan's friendship is necessary
to the safety of the British interests iii
U. S. Alliance Impossible
When President Harding cal'cil the
Pacific couferenco Great Britain and
her colonies wore getting together in
London on the basis of an extension of
tho alliance with Japan. The movement
had gono too far, tho alliance waB too
definite a part oi iiritlsh policy tor all
sections of British opinion to become
convinced thnt some new adjustment in
the Far East was practicable and ad
visable. The alliance is n concrete thing with
certain substantial advantages to the
British Empire.. In its placo nothing
concrete is offered. An nllinncc between
Great Britain nnd tho United Stntes
Is out of the question. An understand-'
ing with the United States is uncertain,
subject to changes of popular opinion
In the Lnitea states, a new Auministrn
tion might havo new views of British
American rclntions.
Tlnec eourbes seem to bo open to the
British Government In the coming con
ference. The fir't is to renew the An-
glo-.lnpane.sn nllinncc, the second to
prefer to this alliance co-operation with
nHmt tvlHi
tin' 1 lilted Muter., which nas no defi
nite b.isis of understanding between tbo
two countries, and the third would be
n compromise between these two courses
WLIcIi will draw ureat iiutaln, the
Contlnurtl on I'aeo Two, Column Three
Cross suits for divorce brought by James Spear,"Jr., clubman
and manufacturer, nnd his wife, Helen M. Spear, foimer "Follies"
chorus girl, were both thrown out today in a recommendation mnde
by the master. The verdict tvns that chnrges of Infidelity made
by Spear wero not supported by the evidence, while Mrs. -Spear's '
plea for divorce could not bo mode properly in Philadelphia be
cause she has no legal residence here.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.The national unemployment con
ferenco will meet here next Monday at 10 o'clock, Uecietary
Hoover announced today.
Football Playors Return From Sea
ahoro Training Trip
Tho University of Pennsylvania foot
ball squad, which has been training nt
Capo May, returned from the seashore
this morning and proceeded to Frank.
piln Flold.
Tho gridiron athletes arrived fchortly
before 0 o'clock, They appeared to he
In the, pink of. condition. The seashore
Bquad Will meet the stay-atrhomes on
Franklls .Field this, afternoon and j,ar)j
By the Associated Press
10. Declaring our kinsmen, bono of our bone nnd
blood of nnp hlnod. nnd inlcht bo relied
on to come to our defense in case of
war; that they wero natural seamen,
and wo knew nothing about it.
"Besides, ho added, it would require
a great subsidy to conduct a merchant
marine, nnd the American people were
Inherently opposed to subsidies."
In his reply to the marino associa
tion Admiral Sims wrote:
"I am not surprised that Senator
Glass was much amazed if ho under
stood me to state In London that tho
United States ought not to undertake
the development of a merchant marino
of its own.
"Just how far this Is from what I
ever have or could havo thought of tho
mcrchnnt marine you may judge from
tho fact that the navy of the United
States would be of very littlo valuo as
a defense of tho United States and our
possessions If it was not for tho lncr
chant marine.
"In tho absence of a merchant ma
rine to furnish tho transport for the
immense amount of supplies thnt a fleet
would need, that fleet would bo re-
Contlnord on Face Four. Colnmn Four
Minta Durfeo Begins Defense of
Husband With Statement
to Public
San Francisco, Sept. 10. Mrs. Ros
coe O. (Fatty) Arbueklo (Minta Dur
tee) nrrlved in San Frnncisco early to
day from New York to assist in the
defense of her actor husband against the
murder charge preferred against him
for the death of Miss Virginia Rappc,
film actress. Miss Rappc Is declared to
havo died following injuries Incurred at
a party staged In Arbucklo's suite at
the Hotel St. Francis here on Labor
Charles Brennan nnd Milton Cohen,
attorneys for tho film .star, met Mrs.
Arbueklo at Sacramento and denied her
to all interviewers. .Mrs. Arbuckle, in
'icu of being interviewed, gavo out a
statement In which she asked the people
of San Francisco to be "fair" with hcr
husband and to glvo him a "square
"I know and his friends know that
he Is innocent," the statement said.
"Only Ono Side Told"
The statement of the comedian's wife
declared that only one side of the case
hnd been made known to the public nnd
expressed belief that when the entire
story had been unfolded "my husband
will be completely exonerated and his
;"',,, niPa-s
hearts of the American people."
Mrs. Arbuckle was accompanied by
her mother, Mrs. Flora Durfce, ot Lo's
Ihe Arbuckles have been separated
for five years, according to fri-n dV. he
uife residing in New York nnd her 1ms.
band living In Los Angeles.
District Attorney Brady slated last
night that definlto Information of tam
pering with Arbuckle witnesses hnd
reached him nnd would bo presented to
tho San Francisco County Grand Jury
for consideration this evening.
He stated that Dr. Gabor Ivinirstnnn
and lteggie Morlcy. former film actor,
had been subpenaed to appear and tell
of conversations they nre alleged to
have had with two material witnesses in
the case.
Re-enact Hotel Tragedy
District Attorney Brady and his aides
yettcrday visited the suite of rooms in
tho Hotel St. Francis, where Arbuckle'H
nnrlv vim I1M1I Tin f,.....!,.... .
ing to Brady, was arranned einHr nu
j ,. ........ ..,u luiimiut, accoru-
1. nnu f,...i ..i.... .,.- ......
it was found when tho suite un .
Twin beds in the rooms which had
been remade, wtro ordered disarranged
by Brady. This was done by Mrs. II
M. Delmont, Miss Alice Blake and Miss
Conllnnrd on Tote Tour, Column hu
Mrs. Irene Clements Topples From
Second-Floor Balcony
airs, iron Clements, twenty-nine
years old, of 100.1 Rldgo avenue, fell
ten feet from a balcony at tho front of
tbo houso at 7 o'clock last evening and
received a fracture ot tho snlue.
Mrs. Clements, a, lodger at the Rldga
n venue address, was leaning ngalnct a
?. ,.s.v 'vi"Hury uaicony when
It suddenly collapsed.
Pedestrians lmrrlo.t t !.. t.i ...i
she was taken to the Hahnemann ttos.,i
"" THV.' tno ucmn auu.jiut
Senator May Arrive Today to
Direct Last-Hour Effort
to Beat Vares
Mrs. Dobson Altcmus
Warns Women Watchers
A last minute warning to Republi
can women watchers was sent out
today by Mrs. Dobson Altemus,
chairman of the Republican Women
of Philadelphia County. It follows:
"Support good government tomor
row with all your strength, hut act
with dignity.
"Uphold tho traditions of woman
hood and our organization.
"Be on tho alert for those who
stoop to trickery and compel an hon
est vote.
"Tho Republican women of Phila
delphia, tho Administration, tho law
arc in back of you. Do not take mat
ters In your own hnnds. If your
opponents violate tho election law or
attempt to obstruct tho election,
telcphono Locust 4870, headquarters
Republican Women Philadelphia
Mrs. Altemus advised "patience,
watchfulness and courtesy" as the
guiding principles for women watt'i
ers. Senator Pcnroso may como up from
Washington this afternoon for a series
of confcrence&vprcllmlnnry to the clty
w ide battle tomorrow, Primary Election
Day, between tho Voters' League and
the Varo. Combine, over tho nomination
for "row" offices and magistrates.
Senator Penrose, it is believed, will
moke a last-hour effort to win sup
port for the Independent ticket, from
a number of the Penrose leaders who
are now credited to tho Combine. Tho
Senator will mako a special drive to
bring about the nomination of Colonel
George E. Kemp for Receiver of Taxes.
Colonel Kemp, the League candidate,
iu opposing W. Frcel'and Kendrlck,
Varpjiholcc, who seeks a third term.
It IsTfosslble, however, according to
dispatches from Washington, that Scu
otor Penrose may not get here Until
tomorrow when he will cast his ballot.
Several of tho prominent Penrose
leaders, such as President Judge
Brown of the Municipal Court and
Oscar E. Noll, nre co-operating with
the Voters' League and tho City Ad
ministration In tho fight to smash the
fift -fifty slate. A number of others
formerly regarded as stalwait Penrose
SS.sss'l -
leglanco nnd aligned with the Vares.
Whether Senator Pcnroso gets hero
today or not, tho Penrose plan of cam
paign for throwing a monkey wrench
' "lo "'"J "" i,B wm J developed
!... At.- If t.i .
I " a. . "f ru" i" V;1?" 0I .V1. ""
erganized Leaders' League this nfter.
This league, composed of Penrose
ward leaders and allies of the City Ad
ministration, will meet in Senator
Penrose s private office. Councilman
George Connell, Administration IcaJer
of tho Tortieth Ward nnd president of
the league hopes that Senator Penrose
may be able to address the gathering.
League Parades
Members of tho Voters' Lenguo and
li ,0 Kepubllcan Women of Philadel
phia County paraded today, leaving
....- iivmnjuurii-rs oi uio women's or
ganization 221 South Eighteenth
street, nt 1 o'clock.
'J'bc marchers, in automobiles, pro
ceeded to Chestnut street, to Third, to
Ma.ket. to City Ilnll and. after en
c're'lng City Hall, the three division
Vhlch composed tho parado separated.
One division went In U'i Hl,ii...i.i"
plila. a second to North Philadelphia
and tho third to South Philadelphia.
AH of the city's forty-eight wards
were represented. Each of the dl
visions wero hended by a motortruck
carrying a brass band. A motortruck
bearing banners and slogans ended
each division.
James) Anderson, of the Twentv-sce-ond
Ward, after as mnrsbnl of the
parade, and George A. Stewart, of the
Twenty-first AVnrd, as aide.
Division No. 1 wns composed of
the following: North Philadelphia
Mrs. Charles Z. Klaudcr, Miss Anna
Day, Mrs. Walter G. Sibley, Mrs.
Charles P. Jenkins, Dr. George Wood
ward. Mrs. Charles Day, Mrs. Morris
Wolf, Mrs. Isadoro Knhn, Mrs. Pcrc
Conllnufil on rage Four. Column Tivo
Definitions of Tomorrow's Election
Mix "Closed Season"
Saloonkeepers are In a miandary an to
w-hnt they nro supposed to do about
closing because of tho primary tomor
row. Superintendent Milla nays thnt
they must stay elosed from 7 A. M.
until 1) P. M. William II. Turner, chief
clerk In the Liquor License, Court, says
that ns Congrcssiuen-nt-lnrge and con
stitutional delegates aro to be elected it
is n general Instead of n primary elec
tion nnd tho saloons must cloxn from
midnight to inldnMit. Tho police will
stand by Mills order.
Mills also Issue-1 orders for the men
to be sure to btny at least 100 feet
from tho polling places unless trouble
Wlfo Granted Separation and Cuts
tody of Children
wNeii YTr''' Sf,,it' "rA' pVr
XV. JJ. J). Stokes, wpnliliv ,..! i,
owucr, todav lost his suit for divor4
from Sir. Helen Ehvood Hloked, fpr
crlv of Denver. j. .'
Instead, Supreme
frurt, Justfc'
hhieh granted .Mr, Mule a dm
separation ,and,wtrmlttiheli fo
euotody of the ehlWut, Awhfc
dacret of
tym nmmmjummuiii. Mi

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