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VIIL NO. 6 l 1 . - R s 'DEFIANCE OF LAW BY KLAN UPHELD BYKU KLUX WIZARD'; SHARP WARNING BY GOMPERS SIMMONS REVIVING GRIM MENACE ONCE KILLED BY CONGRESS 'I F-A' pjrtperor" Insists Present-Day Organization Is Same as Mystic Body That Spread Terror After Civil War I SOCIETY STARTED IN SOUTH AS JOKE SOON BECAME mrjianized Labor Is Keenly Aware of Evils Inherent in Revival , or rvieuiuus mai were useu a nan Century Ago 5 rHE Ku Klux Klan, Inc., is a ' lynchings and outrages more than fed to be crushed out oy tno uovernmem. f Jt i.t. 1mm In net A fr IhA tMnnlinn4nlinn IUa T Tla.. Irirltj "Emperor" William Joseph Simmons himself stands as an authority , fof that statement. This spirit is eulogized by bimmons in tno booKlet, "The Ku Klux Pin Yesterday, Today and Forever," which is used by his Kleagles in iprfiing the doctrines of the Klnn and obtaining members on a commis ilon basis. "Throughout the annals of the ages," he says on page 4, "we see the manifestations of what may justly be termed the 'Ku Klux spirit' the iplritthat rebels at oppression and even defies law itself. ' Before the great Persian Empire was created there was an arjiniiation formed for the purp'ose of enforcing justice. It worked Hcretly, took the law into its own hands (so to speak); but tie attitude of this early order hundreds of years later was indorsed by it lew an authority than Thomas Jefferson when he declared: '"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.'" "Emperor" Simmons boasts that his "Invisible Empire" is a levival of thi original Ku Klux Klan. Organized labor, looking back at the movement shattered a half cen tury ago, is keenly aware of the evils inherent in revived Ku Kluxism. ' Samuel Gompcrs, president of the American Federation of Labor, v (hindered a warning against the Klan today. ( JUttblMVW f, Ull, i,u iN.UGiii' wi KJuxiun as a subtle and deadly foe t, ' 'It is now time to look into the tsirlgiaal Ku Klux movement which Congress suppressed by a law passed in I SiX SOUTHERNERS STARTED FIRST : KLAN AS JOKE TO SCARE NEGROES PRECISE logic (Joes not make open td-ocicy of open rebellion Identical with wcretly "taking the law Into Its ownhndi (so to speak).'' Bo't Simmons does this, and goes on to Ilpd the Vehmgcrlchts of old-time ftirope, the religious movements' led by Iotaer, Calvin and John Knox, the re bellion of the American Colonies, the Botton and Charleston '"ica parties," ind the old Ku Klux Klan of the re construction period, as nil enually manifestations of the "Ku Klux IHrit." , In the peroration of this, booklet, on plfe 14, he mokes clear his intention f'mhlng this spirit in the fellow-Ing- words : VThat thlB spirit mny live always irirm the henrts of mnnly men, Is pi paramount ideal of the KnlglitH or at Ku Klux Klan." "Is Genuine," Says "Klonel" ' Since elsewhere and frequently ho MB claimed his order is the genuine, I 'Original Ku Klux Klnn revived, nnd jllace ho lierc claims It is a revival 1 not only of the bod but of the Nplrit ina craintions, lie stands nbsoiuteiy committed to revponslbilltj for all that lit has brought buok to life In Amcr wa. as well as for all the trimmings nil propaganda and propagators have laded to tho origlnnl matter. The original Ku Klux Klnn was ch- ' wbllBhed in 1SC0 The resultant Ku Klux movement stnrted nbout n ear later, and in threo jcars developed into Wch a nightmare of terrorism nnd veiled lawIeMiien that its own dliertors grow jo afraid of its nctunllties and poten- , uUties that they tried hard to disband , we order and break up the movement , jut viere unablo to until Federal au- ,P0fIty took tho matter out of their Kl.ui Is Orim Joke i.1',1? a Kilm iohc that Ku Kluxism .l!I r '" f,l,it-, of Kinpcror Simmons' iV?3 nt ftrtl.ns there hns never been !JJ "net parallel in any other coun EL,10" .thp I'liitl States was a K '"? "yi'if fn the beginning. Thn Ml KlllX Klan was nrirntiiznil 1'ulaltl, 'IVuu.. In Mny. 18110, by r joung Suuthe nernera just released wi i service iu the Confederate Army, "10!t lilll'lmcn 1. no 1 ...I.. Ill' iil ' """ i'ui iMiciiuiuiiy Jtt n"!-',?',cnt,; Kven thc nnma was n i,ii. Miklos" the Oreek word for ln,was Proposed. "Call it Ku- 4UonfriC,,..a memb7i "'J'1 t,1B 'terlfti,. . KIn" Fnve n titlu n n- ' oelMv "rtrtPnt wh'ch ""I'll tho new wort 1 s,llr'TSf' from tIle tnrt In its ,MJnbku,e, fun-ma,,1V uml I .?.!! "Joiner" of 180(1 wlis like his l,lS1 t"la Miccessor. The 4,t mal"tai, "" oh' of i JSi d0'lt. .. srotcsnue an boys had deep nil's ittatnin. ' 1.". KVOIl's(lm' nlul Kliostly SS?2?' M,,lch, tUfy rc t0'l frol 'lni.'"Ie,',"B' '" lln cellur of ii ruined Out Mn l". ""'SKlrtM of I'uluski, give Sd.?r i'f ,h". wnIw f tho new at , uml M:"l mysterious commuul- .hrlni lllu locul newspapers, to o :.rn eager ciinillilntnn n,nii.. tn mem. " B " Mystery Idea Stressed . Th. l ttrr .i i ' ' .,," ot P'-oroumi inys ' cf inniu' c'1'ivcness made the rush imT .Mi" M,.u'" .ner. Kurthe. 1 BtatAl,it0,rs, ',om ""- Southern enJ l!'.'.. '.''V 'V.' Kl. ''Inn, bo- Itn ttirt -Tr; ... " ""l.'"'i.. i"-'"""'"" tma. ."""ii uwnwoji in muir l'r?wn 'porodlcally, nil overdo "MITUO. JlfirnfA tainlM l.. ..J.. A FRANKENSTEIN OGRE revival of a movement which led to fifty years ago, and which finally i" ,wtvw., uiituu aus uciu uy of .labor, original Klan and the fruits of the South, and everywhere "Dens" of Ku Kluxes were enjoying the baffled curios ity and wild speculations of u mystified public. Ilut in March, 1807, Congress passed the Reconstruction Acts, developing what was to the South nn nlnrming sit uation. Almost at onco the Ku Klux Klnn became transformed from bur lesqiiers to a band of regulators. The best available authority on the change is n little history of -the Ku Klux Klan written j ears afterward by Captain John P. Lester, one of the six original members, nnd the Tier. I). L. Wilson, pastor of a local Presbyterian Church. Thev state that the transformation was effected first by the Impressions the order inado on those who joined It; sec ind, by tho Impressions it mode upon tho public, nnd third, by thc anomalous and peculiar conditions then prevail ing. "Mission" Was Undefined t "The impression made on thobe who joined was that behind the amusement features, and expressed in Its ritualistic work, was n deep purpose n, solemn mission to bo undertaken later. What it was none knew, but the feeling spread that a mission existed iust the tame. "The impressions made upon the public showed that tho organization poshessed n certain power nobody had imagined it would possess. This power was largely one of fright and intlmlda llon, and was shown in tiie case of the Ignorant Negro more than in the white people. Negroes would see the ghostly nocturnal Ku Kluxes and Imagine they were spirits of dcceni-od Confederate i-oldlcrs, and the Klanmnen were quick to use the idea to thn utmost advan tage. V "A figure in white would ride up to a Negro's houno and ask for a drink of water. The frightened Negro would hand him a gourd, which tho rider would pour into a rubber bag concealed under his roliu. "The hooded rider then would demand a bucketful of water and dispose of It iu the hame way, remarking It was tho llrst drink he had tasted since he was 'killed nt Shiloh.' "In other enses Ku Kluxes would wear false heads, ride up to a Negro nnd, lemovlug thc head, ask that It ho held ' Tho Negroes soon spread alarm ing tales to each other nbout the Klan and its doings, until soon the name was one that lmokod horror and terror. It was but natural that knowing this new power of frightening the Negro, the members of the strange order exer cised It to tho fullest extent." Gregory l.vpla'ned Klan Work Not alwas, howcier, wyro the means and methods of regulation by mstery and terrorizatlon confined to such Inno cent acts. In an address before tho liar Association of Texas in iiiuti Thomas V. (Jregory. later Attorney General of tho United States, speaking of tU h!s tcrv of tho old Klau, said: 'It is safe 'to say that 00 per cent of tho work of the Klan involved no act of personal violence. Mere knowl edge that tin; Klan was organized in the community and patrolled it by night accomplished most that was de hired. Hut masked llocrs and mystery wcro not the only Ku Klux devices. Tho bhected horsemen did not merely warn and Intimidate, especially when the warnings v.'cic not heeded. In mam inaiicch Negroes ami carpet baggers wi.ru whlnned and In rare iiiaiiiuccs leave thc .:" . i,VnffpH. Not en to DUUb V ..-..--. u coniiawJt tnVtitto . Ooluaa Xw SECRET HANDCLASP OF KU KLUX fpswarorasws i r. MWkiw ', wwAymi-j:, szjr.Tsmezzxzr iwi.B tVWtMWWMUyiiwimimimni. ......... ... --..-. rr.. - --VEHt ..-! t - wtom"--w ,,.'',.' ' i- ; ,t,.i'aOT x mo secret nanuriasps 01 tno uiansmcn, part of the most carefully guarded mjstlclsms of tlio order, aro Illustrated herewith, showing the position of fingers, the above showing tho hand of the "signaler" and below the answering "clasp" which shows two Klansmcn are together GOMPERS ATTACKS KU MENACE Labor Chief Demands Extinc tion of Money-Making, Oath " Bound Klan SNARE FOR THE CREDULOUS By a Staff Correspondent Washington, Sept. 20; Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, today flayed thc Ku Klux Klan nnd said it outraged every tenet of faith In Americanism. Ills statement, given to the Evenino Punuo Li.nor.n, follows closely a de nunciation of the Klan made by Mat thew Woll, vice president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor. Mr. Gompcrs statement follows: "Ku Kluxism, as we have seen It in recent revelations, is nothing more or less than the organizing of roving bands of marauders, setting their will above the law and seeking to place their un lawful conduct be) ond reach of thc courts. "When an organization of this kind Is Jiuildod on a mone) -making basis it is dotibl) dangeious. "Tho Ku Klux Klnn, as wo have seen it, is n profit-making machine. Trained salesmen recruit membership everywhere. These salesmen derive a fee from every new member. They operate according to the best rules of organized selling. They arc out for business and its resultant fees. Seeks to Hulo Country "What this amounts to Is that a highly skilled ales organization is combine the country to find every indl- l vldual who can bo got to pledge him self to beconi" pan or an oatn-Dound society having as its object the ruler ship of the country and thc defiance of its Inws and Institutions. "Tills oignnlrntlon, with its tiercel) worded oath, its 'Kmporor,' its 'Realms' and nnd 'Oomalns,' Is called nn 'Invisible Rmplre.' Kvcry tenet of faith 'n Americanism is outraged by the Continued on Pase Klulitrt-n, Column 1'lve CHILD"BURNS TO DEATH: FOUR HOMES DESTROYED Hesitation of Bystanders Blamed for Tragedy at Cape May Courthouse Ru a '"'jC ( oi respondent Cape May Courthouse, X. J., Sent, 20. Mildred Srnllli, three years old, was burned to death this morning in a fire that destro.cd two double houses. Many persons sav that the child might hnve been saved If some of the bystand ers had been quicker to jump Into the house when the blaze first started. A heroic attempt to save tho child was made by I'rof. Karl Witmer, of Quakertown, Pa . who is visiting here, but when he nrrived tho flames had got too much headway for any one to enter the room, where tho little girl was crying in her crib. Mrs. Frank W. Smith, mother of the child, left her home on Second street, Glasstown, n suburb, to gossip with somo neiguuors, icumig an on stovo burning on tho first floor. Her little daughter was sleeping on the second floor. Tho stove exploded, the force of the blast closing tho front door and latching it. Tho fact that tho door slnnuued iu tills manner confused tho neighbors, who ran to the scene at the sound of the explosion, and tho delay undoubt edly cost tho child's life. The flames destroyed tho house where It started and tho one noxt door. Mrs. Irene To cour and her three-year-old son, Liwls, wero asleep in tho other half uf the dwelling, but escaped. The cither tvo homed destro)cd were those ct Mrs, M. Madden nnd Mrs 131wood BmitU, l ) h eXvX&ffMT-ll IMMilMMMIIlHHIIIHaHIIWWI Ji SUis,W'X'3 ... ... . . r. - - . . -....-.-nT,,J,..MMlvMWw,wp,wJMM,w40lMlt-, jsaxixsr' w. .fjffrrvw. y . ,. wvt-Mwwws 50 DEPUTIES GUARD Sheriff, Fearing Trouble, Swears in Armed Specials and Warns Voters WOMEN'S VOTE IS HEAVY Klankraft Bigotry Is Seen in Chester Fight Klankraft has made its appearance in the bitter primary contest in Delaware County. Residents of the Ninth. Tenth and Eleventh Wards in Chester, found under their doors this morning handbills reading: ATTENTION PATRIOTIC AMERICANS: "Do not vote for E. M. White. HE IS A ROMAN CATHOLIC AND A K. OF C. (Signed) "K. K. K." Eugene M. White, an undertaker and Deputy Coroner, is running for ro-elcctlon to Pit) Council. lie be longs to the McClure faction. Fifty armed deputy sheriffs are be ing held at Chester's City Hall, to seri if trouble arises at today's pri mary, one of the bitterest is many j'ars. Though both the MtClurc machine and the Delawnre County Republican League, the iial factions, had polled a heavy vote in Chester in thc morn ing hours, there was no indication that the armed mn would have to be called upon. They wero ready, however, for in stant emergency, armed to the teeth and led by Sheiiff Albert R, Granger, of Delaware County, who swoio them in after midnight, intending to hold them under arms until all possibility of trouble should be past. lo carry the armed deputies to ativ pouir wnero trouble may arise, the Sheriff hail fltteen big automobiles parked back of City Hall. Sheriff Granger issued a proclama tion louii), warning the citizens lie meant to enforce tho law to the letter und guard their right to voto freely and without molestation nt any cost Tho proclamation follows' "I. Albert R. Granger. High Sheriff of Delaware County, licrcbv give no tice that 1 will be prepared today to afford protection to the voters in case of nny disturbance or disorder in the city of Chester ur the county. "My duty is to sec that tho consti tutional rights of citizens aro not in- bcrved. n-nuri-ii wmi unu mat on rp i pre- "In easn of any disorder, telephone Chester 2720." The teleiihonn number ia Hint ,.f n. Chester City Hull. On Own Initiative Sheriff Granger swore in bis deputies after a telephone conversation, held shortly beforo midnight, with T. Wood ward Trainpr, chairman of the Repub lican League Campaign Committee The t'ontlnutsl on I'mf Two. Column I'l7 LLOYD GEORGE WON'T COME British Home Disputes Also, to Keep Curzon at Home London, Sept. 20. (Hy A. P )- it has been definitely decided that neither Prime Minister Lloyd Georgo no Secre tary for Foreign Affairs Curzon will attend tho Washington conference on disarmament and Paclllc problems Impending devcloniuentH In ,,,,.! Colltlcs. it. wui. learned this afternoon. VWW CHESTER PRIMARY Primary High Lights Polls aro open between 8 A. M. and 8 P. M. Big fight in Republican primaries Is over nominations for Receiver of Taxes, City 'Treasurer, City Con troller and Register of Wills. Only contest in the Democratic primaries for n row office is between .Michael J. Gcraghty nnd Robert .1. Sterrctt for District Attorney. This Is also tho day for epeclal election of Congressman-at-largo, and on question of holding n consti tutional convention. Those registered as non-partisan can vote only-for Congressman -at-large and on the question of a con vention. Women are participating in pri mary in this State for first time. Approximate registration for pri mary 430,000 of whom about 100, 000 arc women. Eleven magitratcs are to be nomi nated by each party; in the Novem ber election thc majority party will elect eleven nnd the mlnorlt) sir. CAMPBELL IN ROW WITH WAR V ETERAN Sys Magistrate Threatened Him Ballot-Box Stuffing Charged in 7th Ward ARRESTS IN THIRTY-NINTH Eugene L. McOill. a war veteran and Administration worker, told Hie Vot ers' League h0 was threatened with n heating (odny by Magistrate Willinm r. Campbell. Combine candidate for Register of Wills. , . McOill, who io first national vice commander of the Disabled Soldiers' League, said he drop up in a motor, ear this morning to (lie polling p'ace of the twenty-eighth illvKinn nt ilio Lwentv-ntti! wnrd. at Relgrade and Somerset streets. As he was about to alight, he al leged. Magistrate Campbell, who va on tnc sidewalk, ordered aim to stmsl in tlto machine He said Campbell threatened to whip him if he ap proached the polliii; place. MrGill had planned to visit the woikers there. He had cast bis own vole in another di vision. Sajs Campbell Was Kuragcil McGill left the polling plxec nnd re potted the occurrence immediately. He said several days ago Campbell" asked him to go along with the Combine. lie snid the magHrato promised to take care of his friends in county office. McGill said he rrfused to support the Combine ond thnt Campbell became en raged. A report that election officials in t''e seventeenth dIUsion of the Fifth Ward were ignoring challenges made by In dependent rtntclic-s was made to the Voters' League. The polling place Is on Locust s-trect near Fifth, not far from the scene of thc fatal election dls; orders of September, 1017. ' Many voters were allowed to have assistance, the rcpnit stated, although they were not required to make affidavit that assistance was needed. Mevs Ruth, a Voters' League watcher, paid he was elected from the polling place. An cxcltid woman, who did not give l.er name, telephoned to the Witers' League 'icadquiirters thut siie had been (.'ontlnurd en Tnie Four. Column Four TO BURY BIEG AT ARLINGTON Widow of ZR-2 Victim to Receive Body Today Mrs. Valentine M. Uleg. of Haver ford, widow of the commander of the uirigible ZR-2, which exploded above the Hiimber River. Eng.. with her mother. Mis. R. II. Unrlow and a number of intimate friends, has gone to New York to receive the body, which was brought to this country Satur day. Ilefore leaving. Mrs. Rarlow. who Is which known as a golfer, said that the bod of Lieutenant Commander Uleg would be taken to Washington on a spfi'Ial train and buried nt Ar lington Cenieterv. TRAIN KILLS TRUCKMAN Driver of Motor Vehicle Fatally Hurt at Westvllle, N. J. A man whose identity lias not been fully ivtabllshed was killed shortly be fore noon when a li'jht motoi truck wns struck In an Atlantic City train at South W estville. N. .1. Tie motortruck belonged to a baking conipuiy In this i ity. AMERICAN BALLOON LANDS Belgica I Comes Qown in Wales After 420-lYllle Flight New Wk. Sept. 20 -illy A. P.) The llelglca I., an American' entrant in the International balloon race which started from llrussels Sunday, has landed at Urach-y-Pwll, North Walej. Ralph Fpson. one of the pilots, cabled this Information to the Aoro Club of Auieiico today. The balloon traveled 120 miles in twent) -scti and one-half hours, Sneak-Thief Gets Fur Coat When Mr, and Mrs. George II Smith leturncd to their home nt rR!J2 Wood bine avenue Inst night after a week's ubsencc they discovered a sneak thief had stolen Mrs. Smith's fur coat, valued ot S1000. The theft was reported to the police. , League Gives Women Voters Powder Puffs Every woman who voted nt the ninth division of the Thirty-fourth Ward. Fifty-sixth street and Haver ford avenue, was ghen n powder puff tied with blue ribbon by workers for the Voters' League. Facetious persons said that the puff was a reminder that tho women should "take things nt face value," while the color of thc ribbon subtly urged them to be "true Wuc." Sti DOBSON, ON GRILL, ADM SLAYING HIS WANTED WIFE Runnemedo Highlands Man Says He Boat, Kicked and Robbed Her FAILS UNDER, QUESTIONING ON RETURN FROM CANADA George Dolnon eontesicd shortly be foro noon toihi) that he beat his wife Isabelln with a police club until she w.ui semi-con. clous, then struck her with a fence rail, placed her in bed, and kicked her before be (led from their homo at Rtiniiemcde Highlands, N. .1., 'September 8. The body of the wife was found by neighbors September 0, terribly bruised, lying on the bed, where Dobson con fessed he left her dying. Dobson confessed to Prosecutor Wol vcrton, of C.tmden County, and Detec tives Smith nnd Doran. who brought him to Camden this morning from Do troit, following his capture in Canada. Ho also confessed he took $140, part of the mjncy Mrs. Dobson raised by a mortgage on her home, and her wed ding ring before he tied with her nephew and niece nnd his son. Dobnn got his wife through nn ad vertisement. "She was friendly with another man." wns the only rtatcment Dobson would make In defense of his crime. Aftor e grilling in the County Prose cutor's ofhec, which began shortly nfter the fugithe arrived in Camden, Dob ton's sttibborr resistance to questions wa3 finally broken. Tells I)talN of Crime "I had n quarrel with my wife (lie day before I disappeared," be said. "It was about her fricndlincos with another man. In this quarrel I beat her with iny fists. "Next da) the day I disappeared the fight was renewed I told her I wns going to quit her. I said I didn't want to live with a woman who was friendly with another man. "She was ugly that morning. I walked out into the slied of the bunga low where I found a police dub. When I came back in she asked me not to lenve her. She told me she would ex plain everything. - "Then I beat her with the club. There was a fence rail nearby. 1 grabbed it and hit her with it. Then I put her in bed. She was still semi conscious. ""I kicked her while she la, in bed. Then I put a sheet over her. She vas still living, but 1 thought she might die. So 1 took 8140 an J her wedding ring and then left the house with my son nnd her nephew and niece. Dobson sent his wlfe'n nephew to Slount Holly from Camden. Saw Report of .Murder Then in his Might with the other children, he snid. lie went to Detiolt nnd theme to Wood- '.c . 'nn., to the home of a brother. While there lie w-as given a clipping, sent by a relative in New Jersey, which said he was wanted for the murder of ills wife, he said. He then fled for Ourtland. leaving the two children with the relatives at Woodsley, lie said. Detective Doran said that when be visited ( ourtland. in ptnsuit of thc con fessed "layer, he was told Dobson had gone to isit nnother relative, twenty miles away. Doran said lie ont an nutomobib' salesman to learn if Dot son wns at the homo of this relative. The salesman icturnel to ('ourtland and reported i bud t.coii a inn answering Dobson's description. When Doran arrhed at the relative's homo, he aid. he found the fugithe c-.lml) smoking Inn pipe, and ariestid him. After Dobson's onfession today ha. son. Rajnuind. and ills wife's nio. Itarbaru, wre turned over to relatives in New Jeise . Dobson nrihed nt North Philadel phia at S ,.".! o'clock this morning. To the children with lilm. petted and given candv b' other pissengers. the trip was very much a picnic To Dctcctiw Smith to whom Dobson was slim kleil all the way, if was a "tought tup. .t the detei-the frscly described it when he stepped oft the tiniii. Dileitne Doia-i. the liftli mem ber of the part. had charge of the two children, .md h the time Philadelphia Centlm rd on Putte Two. C'o'mn Tito MARST0N.3 UP ST. LOUIS, phln. vTi S wp i Sept. 20. Max MuWoi. K---.-i n Fn-ncis Ouinu-t, Roster, -it rlu eighteen holes in the tourney here today. first round PENROSE NOT COMING TO VOTE TODAY Senatoi Peiiiuse telephoned to his local 'ti t today he -vil! be unabli to mint to Phibuh iphia to vote ut 11. pwinaiy He ex plained In is biiby with n upi-cch lu- is to deLvti on tin- Uooi c th, Stiintc tomoiK-w !u pien-ntiin; tin. tevenue ui-n.u lj.ll. AMERICAN REPORTED KILLED BY MEXICAN SOloHUKS WASHINGTON, Stpt. O. Call II Tabb. ... Am- i it.m .m ployo of tin- Mexican Pen oleum Company, w.im .hot uucl killeu Sunday night "by Mexican aoldiers" m the oil tu I U MAfT&di pico, the Amerlcau tousul ut Tnmpk.) reported to the St.tte Bepaitmuut OUST SPRINGFIELD CHIEF Byoher Discharged Following Dis closures of Wheel Pump Raid Charged with uejloct if duty iu fail ing to acquaint himself with gambling conditions in Springfield township, brought out in the .recent raid on th Wheel Pump Inn, James G, Hysher. for many years chief of police hi that district, was discharged by the Roard of Commissioners last night Rjsher'b dlsciiarge I ala-H effect Im mediately and he has been ordered ti vacate tho township property where kft.ln now Kvtnv. " i A Vote for Decency tfjmtMm . wamrrL mmmmmmmsTwi? I "K1 fA !li:er rhoto Snr. . MRS. JOHN WAXAMAKEK, 3d Casting her vote today for tho. Voters' League candidates she hair' already aided greatly during the primary campaign MAYOR, IN JOVIAL MOOD. COMES TO CAST HIS VOTE "Up to People to Support Good Gov ernment," He Says Ma) or Mooie nnd Mrs Mooie i aim up by auto from Island Heights to vote. They reached the polling place of thc ninth division. Fifth Ward. !!04 Cypress street, at 10:."(i A. M. "I am hoping that "-ne people will vote for a continuance of good govern ment." the Ma) or remarked In a jovial wa) . The Mayor and his wife entered nd joinlng booths. The Mayor was iu the booth ten minutes. He emerged a few seconds before Mrs. Moore. As he stepped into his uutomobile tho Mayor said, "The results of-today's election will speak for thcmsclren." UNDERWOOjTsEES HARDING Thanks President for Appointment as Arms Conference Delegate Washington. Sept. L'O. (Uy 4. P.) Senator I'nilerwood. Democratic leader of the S -nate. who lias been so lectcd by President Harding ns a dele gate to the armament conference, called at the White House toda. to thank the President for the appointment, and to formally assure him of fullest co-operation in carr)ing out the policies of the American Government in the negotia tions. lie said afterward that he did not regard the question as a political one, that he was heartily in favor of reduc tion of armaments, and would work wholeheartedly toward that end in the conference. DUKE DIVORCE REPORT IN Findings of Master Filed, but Not Made Public A report in the divorce action brought b Mr. Cordelia Riddle Duke, daughter of Major and Mrs. Anthonv .1 Drexcl Riddle, against Angler R. Pe.kc, son of lienjamin N. D'ike. mil lionaire tobacco king, has been filed in Common P'ea-, Court. It is understood action on the report will be taken in the near future I'l.e timllns- of thc master appom.ed to mar testimoiu . Reiijnniin M Gol dei , ha- e lut been made public. While he nnd counsel for Mrs Duke liae re. fi.sed to discus the case, it W rumor d iti'iiiiimenuarion oi a divorce for Mrs. Duke hns been made. OK OnMET (". C . Pliilntl-'-iirt ot' the first of tin national nm.-teu colt' BROWN CASTS BALLOT Votes "Penrose Ticket" Mrs. Har mon Just Missed Him Judge Urown, president Judge of the Municipal Court, voted at 10:10 o'clock ' this morning ot Spring Garden street ' near Fifteenth, the polling plan- of the fourth division of the Fifteenth Ward Ho asserted lie had voted the entire "Penrose ticket" and that he stands with Penrose us strongly as ever. Mrs. Archibald R. Harmon. -iin t. tr)Ing to drive Women voter into the wiru loin, called ut .lur i?e llmwn-a III polling nUce and expressed regret that ibe reached then after the Judie vot.d' BOTH SIDES SEE T T BUTTLE WAGES f Combine Confidont as Roporta Indicate Strong Early Sup port in South Phila. INDEPENDENTS PUT HOPE IN CLOSING HOURS' RUSH Vare and Brown Followers Said to Be Opposing Constitu tional Revision Openly WOMEN FLOCK TO POLLS Complaints of Irregularitios Made by Faction Chiefs as Contest Grows Warmer ' The Contractor Combine exerted all its strength early today and rolled up heavy vote In South Philadelphia, whil In other sections the tide of independent votes began rising this nfternoon. The polls opened nt 8 o'clock thin morning and will close at 8 o'clock this evening. The crest of the Inde pendent wave is expected in the Inst three hours of voting. The Combine supporters were re ported to be working solidly ngninst the proposed constitutional convention. Some Penrose leaders nlso were opposing the convention. The Voters' Leagus marshaled its forces 'for a revision of the State's basic law. The Voters' League announced ft would prosecute all cases of illegal assistance to voters. .Tail or hesvr lines fjee every offender, the League stated. Tiie announcement followed re ports of numerous cases of alleged il legal assistance in wards where Com bine workers were active. Charges of ballot-box stuffing in the ?eventh Ward alv were reported to) the Voters' League. There were scat tering arrests in various ward for al leged infractions of thc election lawi by Vare workers. The big issue is The Vares or the people? Tii" Voters' Lenn-je. supported by Movor MooiV 'and Senator Penrose and their followers, are backing the ticket put in the field, under the Republican party name, by the Voters" League. Thi ticket is fo- Colonel George 1J. Kemp, for Receiver of Taxen; IMwio Wolf, for City Controller; Arthur G. Graham, for Cty Treasurer: V. Flank (table, for Register of Wills, and Samuel P. Rotun. for District Attorney. Vares Knifing Rntan The Vares, nided by ward leader who hnve refused to follow tiie leader-fhi-i of Penrose such as Tom Cun ningham and James A. Carey. ar baiking this slate: W. Freeland Ken drick. for Receiver of Taxes; William F Campbell, for Register of Wills; Will U. Hadley. fc r City Comptroller ; Thomas F Watson, f.-r City Treas urer, and Mr Rotan, for Dis'trit At torne) . although there were reporti that some of the Vare men were knifing Rotau in favor of Hvan P. Lewis. Vare workers are urging their fol .owers to vote "No" on the question of lolding a Constitutional Convention. Sample ballots distributed by Vare men to voters are marked against the con vention The Voters' Lcngiip. on the other hand, is calling for a "yes" on the iiuestion l'lecfn-s throughout Pennsvlranit me noting on the proposal to hold ft Const'tutlonnl Contention for the pur pose of ietiing and bringing thc Con stltution up-to-date. Hrowti Against Re Ision Judge l'rown's workers in the Fif teenth Ward distributed sample bal lot" suggeting "No" on the conntitu- tlonal (intention The ballots were checked for all the "row" office can didates supported l thc Voters' League, Oiilj three (amlldatea for Magistrate, i;ii.is Abrains, Robert K Dead) and Charles Smith, were marked. The Volein' League issued this state ment . "Our reports fiom ward represent titts indicate t-.it t ne eanv vote Is a ( mitlniinl on l'na I hup ( nitimn Tffl Rival Candidates for How Offices Today Keiciver of Taves Colonel (Jeorje V. Kemp. Voters' League W. Fiee'and Kendrii-k, Vare. CItj Trrusiuer Arthur (!. Grubain. Voters' League. Thomas V. Watson. Vare. Register of Will. V. Frank Gable, Voters' League. William I". Campbell, Vare. ( it) Controller IMwin Woll. Voters' League Will It lladlcy, Vare Dlstriit Attorney Samuel p Rotan. indorsed b) both eietneuts DKMOCRATIC TIKCF.T District Attornry Miihacl J. Geraghty Robert J. Hterrett. Receiver of Taxes William M. Moore ' Register of Wills John V. Graham, Jr. City Treasurer Mrs. Jeg L. Collett, City Controller Nicholas Albrceht. i. it.cl ; 'A M Si tbeto aftei I . .j . fcaafllwftfti :i& iaA'f&'tei: r, ,-wv - ,.tis ' RA ' jStiiVrft. 1, IC4JJ :i N 'x t. iV-ii ,:!&.