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. Denies America Obligated tc
Help Crush Rebellions
Within Nations.
Xetter Tells Why Case of Ireland
Was Not Recognized at Paris
Peace Conference.
The first public document in thi
' ' icrn t K,
present presiaentxan ?.ou.^u.n?. *v ~
Issued at the White House was madi
public today. It dealt with the leagui
cf nations, and was in the form of i
letter to B. M. Swartz of Los Angeles
written by Secretary Tumulty a
President .Wilson's direction.
The White House letter was in re
ply to one to the President in whicl
Jir. Swartz had declared the force:
supporting the republican ticket wen
contending that if article X of thi
league covenant was ratified thi
United States "would be bound to sup
port England in holding Ireland undei
Text of the Letter.
The letter to Mr. Swartz follows:
"In reply to your letter of Septem
Iter 20. I beg to say that the identica
questions contained in your letter
with reference to article X and th<
right of self-determination, found ir
the covenant of the league of nations
were placed before the President
while he was on his western trip las
year and fully answered by him.
"The President directs me to cal
your attention to the following ques
4 tions and answers given by him tc
the press at that time, which. I think
satisfactorily answer your inquiries
The questions and answers are as follows:
"Q. Under the covenant does th?
nation obligate itself to assist anj
member of the league in putting dowr
a rebellion of its subjects or conquered
"A. It does not.
Independence Assumed.
"Q. Under the covenant can this nation
independently recognize a government
whose people se^k to achieve
or have achieved tneir independence
' from a member of the league?
"A. The independent action of the
government of the United States in a
matter of this kind is In no way limited
or affected by the covenant of
the league of nations.
"W. Under tlfe covenant are those
bbject nations or people only that
re mentioned in the peace treaty enVed
to the right of self-determinaon
or does the league possess the
fright to accord a similar privilege to
other subject nations or people?
"A. It was not possible for the peace
conference to act with regard to the
self-determination of any territories
except those which had belonged tc
the defeated empires, but in the
covenant of the league of nations i!
has set up for the flrst time in article
XI a forum to which all claims ol
self-determination, which are likelj
to disturb the peace of the world 01
the good understanding between nations
upon which" the peace of the
world depends can be brought.
"Q. Why was the case of Irelanc
not heard at the peace conference'
And what is your position on the sub,
ject of self-determination of Ireland'
"A. The case of Ireland was noi
heard at the peace conference becauss
the peace conference had no jurisdiction
over any question of that sori
which did not affect territories whict
belonged to the defeated empires. Mj
position on the subject of self-determination
for Ireland is expressed
* ? ? YT a# tho Anvonant in wh i nV
ill /*! HVIU aw* V4 ??v ?
I may say I was particularly interested
because it seemed to me necessary
for the peace and freedom of tht
world that a forum should be createt
to which all peoples could bring anj
matter which was likely to affect the
peace and freedom of" the world."
Gulf Disturbance Moving to Northward,
Forecaster Warns.
NEW TORK, September 28.?The lo
cal weather bureau today Issued thi
following warning concerning ^hi
gulf disturbance:
"No radio report from the gulf thi:
morning, but it is assumed that th<
center of the disturbance is over thi
central gulf and moving very slowly
The pressure distribution is such a:
to indicate that its future movemen
will be toward the north or northeast.'
Today's News
in Paragraphs
Both Americans out of international air
plane race for Bennett trophy. Page 1
Vtah solid for league of nations; repub
licans face hard fight, with democrat:
now in lead. Page
Federal employes prepare brief to sim
plify reclassification and secure pas
sage of measure by next Congress.
D. C. Republicans at Baltimore rail;
for Harding. Page i
> Text of Senator Harding's speech ii
Baltimore. Page
Mid-City Citizens' Association oppose
taking of garden land in Potomac Pari
next year for golf links. I'age
J). C. Commissioner Hendrick pledge
to help make Washington finest cit
in the world. Page
tstate Department receives report o
amazing atrocities inflicted by tin
Serbians upon the Montenegrins.
Rational board of review says movie
are not harmful to children. Page
American Region convention at Cleve
land flooded with resolutions. Page
.Additional Army appointments. Page 1
"Black and tan" reprisals alarm Eng
land. Page 1
Commission takes up Russian-Polis
peace treaty. Page 1J
V. S. Treasury officials deny govern
inent has lost money through stole
or uncancelled liberty bonds. Page i;
R. F. Bradbury has been elected presi
dent of the Randle Highlands Assoc!
ation. Page IS
Mixteen speeches on schedule of Got
Cox in middle west. Page 1
Karl Radek, bolshevist leader, say
Senator Harding favors recognizin
soviet Russia to gain trade. Page 1
t An alleged burglar applies at hospitt
to be treated for wounds and is ar
t rested. Page 1
Colleges plan to fit men for big Jobs b
courses in management. Page 1
JJecrease in trade balance because for
eign buyers await lower commodit
prices here, sajs O- P. Hopkins. L'. t
expert. Page J
King's Estates
Seized in Italy
By the Farmer
LONDON, September 28.?'Estate*
owned by Kin*? Vletol
1 Emmanuel of Italy at Santi
m Maria di Capon Vetre, neai
Naples, have been seised bj
members of local agrrienltiira
. j societies, according: to a dis!
patch to the Exchangre Telej
grraph Company from Rome.
No opposition was offered t<
the persons seixingr the property,
it in said.
i rnn irinnr n n i
rUK LtAhUt; b. U. I
I Senator Smoot Likely to
Re-Elected Even If State
| Goes for Gov. Cox.
SALT LAKE CITY, September 2
r When Utah, in 1912, played the 1
of political Casabianca and st
upon ..e burning republican deck u
all else had fled, except Vermon
! period of mortification set in. wl
; turned the state over to the de
, crats. Wilson carried the thereto;
, normally republican state by 30
, on the plea of "he kept us out
' war," and with the aid of prog
L sive republicans. In 1918, in the C
I gress elections, the democrats
. held their own. At this time t
, are in power throughout the st
All the republicans have is the Un
. States senatorship held by Sen;
. Smoot. who must face the voters
re-election November 2. Indicati
i at this time point to the re-elec
' of Senator Smoot, for reasons heri
i after stated.
Democrats Now ia Lead.
There is a chance to carry the s1
for Larding, although surface i;
cations would seem to show the de
crats to be in better position at
time. Five weeks ahead of the e
tion. Utah is obsessed with the lea
of nations. President Wilson
i pianieu me league ueepiy in tue ui
] deliriousl sentiment of the pec
who have a hatred of war. WU1
H. Taft. idol of the republicans, cu
vated where the President had so
Gov. Cox came along and ad
nourishment. The Mormon Churcl
year ago formally indorsed the leat
The democratic candidates, natioi
state and county tickets, stand for
j league. Mr. Taft is coming to
: state later to plead for support
: | the republican ticket. If he can c
| vince his friends who have follow
i ; him heretofore that the league hs
i . chance for existence under Hard
>;and a republican administration
t! may swing the old-time normal
. I publican vote back into line. '
r, way is open for him to do this.
r I cause the democratic management
. | the Mormon Church do not deman
. j league of nations without reset
. | tions. The democratic United Sti
'senator. Wildam H. King, who a
I I ported reservations in the Senate
> 1 who, recently returning from a t
I | with Cox at Dayton, gave out a sti
' ment saying that Gov. Cox would
' (insist upon the covenant of the lea
[ without change, may find himseli
!j unity with Taft on the general p
^ j ciples of the league.
, Intense Interest In League.
r | The republicans expect the wit
' prevailing discontent with the dei
I i cratic administration to be reflet
I. -1 : ? tvio otofo ;* tv.A
1 ' in llie vuic in mifi aiait, II Hie |<v i
. I can be educated away from blind
. i lowing of the President on the lea
> i of nations. They face the import
[ | fact that the democrats are thoroug
r intrenched in power in the state, h
, a splendid organization, and if
church should decide to throw
power to the democratic natic
! ticket would have the added per:
, ! organization of the church.
I Everybody claims that the chi
will not go into politics as an org;
zation. Be that as it may, the pr
dent of the church is a democrat .
is supporting the democratic s
ticket with contributions. Severa
- the twelve apostles, the goven
s body of the church, are democr
s Yet it cannot be said that word
yet been passed down the rank
3 file of churchmen to support the
3 tional democratic ticket.
Senator Smoot'a Chance* Good,
i Senator Smoot's chances for re-e
t tion stand a littleapart from gen
political considerations, and the
: lief is that even if the state goes
' Cox, he may be returned to he Sen
For eighteen years he has been t
ported for the Senate. He is oni
{ 1 the twelve apostles and is seconi
. I line for succession to the preside
of the church. He delivers serir
-i in the temple.. Yesterday he t
3 up in the temple and espoused
1 church's crusade against toba
- , which is impending as an issue.
- I He is a thoroughgoing churchi
1 at every point and is in aympi
1 1 with the ruling powers of the ec
Y ; siastical body so very potent in U
' | The argument in behalf of Sen;
" ; Smoot which is being used po\
J ; fully and is said to be appealing
j Utah people is this: If a republi
s : and republican administration are
k i in power. Utah, in the person of i
1 ator Smoot. would have an influer
s and powerful friend at court. W
yJ it would he offensive to say that
,* church considers material thi
f ' Utah people tell ine that the chi
' probably would be gratified to k
l' that one of its high officers sh<
7 hold a position of prominence and
: lluence in the councils of the nal
2 It would offset, it is claimed, s
" of the prejudice aroused against
- church in the country at large in
9 cent years. At any rate, Utah w
0 be, it is argued, on a better parity 1
some other states lacking such
j influential senator at Washington
^ Sugar Case la kutor.
> Senator Smoot's opponent is Re
, sensative Welling. On the state tl
two Mormons are running for i
P ! ernor, Charles R. Mabey, republi
j and T. N. Taylorfi democrat. So fa
- church influence is concerned,
- would be fifty-fifty between the
! candidates. It is not yet In evid
r. how much effect the prosecution o!
5 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company for
s leged pro: teering in sugar will 1
g on politics. The democrats are
s ing to connect Smoot with the t
pany, but he is getting from u
11 very rapidly. lie is not an ofl
~ and only a small shareholder.
J The church owns about one-t
y interest in the company and Presi
6 Heber J. Grant, as representativ
- the church's interest, is a direi
y But he voted against the increas
5. price at the directors' meeting
2 was not included in ^he indicia
Acreage Needed and Other
:i? n:n o..um;44nrl
j UCldllb III Dill OUUIIlltlCU
to D. C. Heads.
A proposed bill providing for the
purchase of more than two million
? dollars' worth of land needed to carry
out the McMillan Park plan in the
National Capital was presented to
the Commissioners today by a committee
of tho Board of Trade, with
Pthe request that they urge its enactment
by Congress.
( The proposed bill was read at a
hearing in the office of Engineer
IT Commissioner Kutz and indorsed by
J I representatives of the Chamber of
j | Commerce, Federation of Citizens' Associations
and other civic bodies.
Others at Hearing.
In addition to the District CommisBe
sioners, the hearing was attended by
Maj. Clarence S, Ridley, in charge of
i public buildings and grounds, and
' Charles Moore, chairman of the fine j
arts commission.
In summing up the case for the
Board of Trade, F. G. Coldren declared
the people of the District |
have confidence in the ablity of the
g.? board of Commissioners as now con_,rt
stituted, and "they expect big things
from this board."
00 Seven Projects In Bill.
n 1 The seven projects provided for in
*' a the proposed bill are:
lie "First, the Patterson tract, fronting
mo~ on Florida avenue northeast, west of
fore Gallaudet College. Area, 8.76 acres.
,000 _4ssesse(j value of land on two-thirds
of Rncio f OCT 1 .?A onti.ol
uuoio, 9A00.1 uv> j^omimicu aviiuoi
res" value. $429,240.
,on- "Second, Mount Hamilton tract, east
still Gf Bladensburg road. Area, 449.33.
.hey Assessed value. $160,011. Estimated
ate. actual value, $264,360.50.
ited "Third, Dean tract, Connecticut and
itor Florida avenues. Area, 9V4 acres,
for Assessed value of land and improveions
ments, $416,425. Estimated actual
tion value. $700,000.
ein_ "Fourth?Klinfrle ford tract, near
Rock Creek Park. Area, 9.24 acres.
Assessed value, $58,856. Estimated
actual value, $SS,284.
Late Tract Worth $500,000 Included,
ndi- "Fifth?Land for the extension of
tno" Piney Branch parkway to the Disthis
tr(ct iine. Estimated actual value of
?ue land. $500,000.
im- "Sixth?Tracts included in sites of
iy the old forts across the north of the
I" city from Rock Creek Park to the
'Um Anacostia river, including land for
wi Fort drive. Estimated actual value,
lln" $740,000.
*" "Seventh?Lands required for exaea
tension of Fort drive and parkway
a a from Fort Davis to and including the
>u?- site of Fort Stanton, Anacostia. Estimated
actual value, $56,000. Total,
of What the Bill Provides.
ion- The proposed bill, which is intended
ived to carry out this park plan, provides
is a for the purchase of the land and the
ling payment for all condemnation prohe
ceedings one-half by the United States
re- and one-half by the District of ColumThe
oe- (jnaries S. Bundy, chairman of the
and committee on parks and reservations
d a of the Board of Trade, directed the
va- presentation of the case for all of the
ites organizations. In opening the heariup
ing he recited av history of the deand
velopment of the park system of the
'isit National Capital from the laying off
*te- of the city by Gen. Washington and
not Maj. L'Enfant to the present day. He
gue dwelt at length upon the McMillan
' in plan and the repeated efforts that
tin- have been made to convert it into a
"While the great war w^ on," said
lejv Mr. Bundy, "the door was closed
[no. against all appeals to Congress in be ted
half of parks, however desirable they
>ple might be. But now the war is over
fol_ and the necessities of government are
gue in great part abated, the time is proant
pitious for the government to resume
rhly the prosecution of the park commisave
sioners' plan for a systematic and
the adequate park system for the Disits
>nal Indorsed by Citizens,
feet After Messrs. Bundy and Coldren
. had outlined the seven projects as a
'r , whole, other representative citizens
spoke briefly in behalf of the individual
nnH items.
tate Evan H. Tucker of the Northeast
l of Washington Citizens' Association, told
'i ? of the advantages of the Mount Hamil ats
ton tract for the new Botanic Garden.
He said it would gove a much needed
dignified entrance to the National
Capital from the east.
William F. Gude of the Chamber of
Commerce indorsed the park plan in
general and also spoke particularly
lec- as a florist of the need for a new
eral botanic garden at Mount Hamilton.
He said the present Botanic Garden
"e" near the Capitol is not befitting a nafor
tion of this size.
ate Dr. Percival Hall pointed to the need
for park and playground space for
iup" the thousands of residents of the
- of northeast, and said the Patterson tract
j in at 5th street and Florida avenue was
,nrv the logical place. He called attention
y to the swimming pool and other lmions
provements made on this property
ook while it was occupied by the soldiers
thi as Camp Meigs during the war.
_'o D. H. York spoke along similar lines
' for the Trinidad association,
man Cite* Greatest Need,
ithy Charles Moore, chairman of the
cle- pine Arts Commission, said in his
tah. opinion the greatest need at present
at?r i is the carrvinc out of th? -
veJ'" | driveway connecting the old forts
' to I around the northern end of the city.
ica" I Mr. Bundy, after presenting the pork
I plan, s^oke briefly of the necessity for
5fn i I purchasing additional playground
' space- H<' sai(1 the B?ard of Trade is
"''e strongly in favor of adding to the
" municipal playgrounds as soon as the
jrcii la"d i'an be acquired. f,
now *
ome jjow,ard W. Showalter, Former W.
re- Va. Banker, to Go Free.
with President Wilson today granted a
aa pardon to Howard W. Showalter of
l" the National Bank of Fairmont, W.
Va., who was convicted three years
ago on a charge of misappropriating
*ov- thc funds of that institution and sen\
' tenced to serve five years in prison.
' ' Showalter had many friends in
., Washington arid was more or less
widely known in local financial cirtwo
cles. Judge J. A. Finch, in charge of
F'??'0 pardon cases for the Department of
, Justice, made a report to Attorney
al" General Palmer recommending Mr.
lave yhowalter's pardon, and it was read
try- carefully by the President before ap:om
proving it
nder Washington friends who interceded
leer, jn his behalf said today that the President
promptly granted a pardon
hird when he came into possession of the
dent facts, which showed, they said, that he
e of was "absolutely innocent." Mr. Shoctor.
waiter had been out on bond since his
e In conviction and was to have been surand
rendered to the court to begin his
lent. J sentence within a few days.
Cox Put Life in His Party
There, But 5,000 G. 0. P.
Majority Is Prediction.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., September 28.?If
there are many more states like Wyoming
the sweeping prediction of republican
victory made by Will Hays may
not be far afield. Splendid republican
organization at work eves since. last
January; democratic neglect and not
even a state headquarters established
at this late date?that tells the story.
Gov. Cox himself put such life into
the democratic party as it has. Before
his arrival in the state the morale of
the democrats was low. If his speech
did nothing else, it convinced the men
on the platform that they had an aggressive
candidate with a good case.
But the problem in Wyoming as elsewhere
with the democrats is to get that
case before the independent voters. The
republicans have in the last year or so
secured control of an increasing number
of newspapers, so that today about
forty-five publications, the largest in the
state, are supporting Harding and only
- -l- a ; u a a rt
| eigiiLeeil are iiiumcu wwaiu \aia.
Cox Awnkmi Drmocrnta.
The real trouble Is that democratic
| prospects got so low last spring that
| the leading democrats thought it
j hopeless to do anythinfe. They voted
for McAdoo at San Francisco and
! didn't know much about Cox till he
j got here the other day and made some
I stirring speeches. The democrats grew
i enthusiastic and privately said that
I if the nominee could stump the state
: thoroughly he could carry it. That,
however, is nothing more nor less
than a conviction as to the strength
| of the Cox argument if it could be
presented to all the voters.
The crowds greeting the Ohio govj
ernor were fully as large as those
1 President Wilson had a year ago.
Even republicans say a good word for
! the nominee's speechmaking and admit
it made votes. But the republicans
have such a big handicap that
they are not bothered about the few
thousand people reached by one voice.
I* VUld
It is true that the democrats have
taken on a new lease of life, but they
have no money or organization and
some of the democrat chieftains
whose judgment given privately to
the writer can certainly be accepted
as accurate predict that the state will
go republican by 4,000.
The republicans showed me their
canvass of the state, and while this
! would indicate an overwhelming victory,
the most conservative of the republicans
place the probable majority
at 5,000.
It will be recalled that Bryan carried
the state in 1896 by 50dj that
Harrison got it by 700 and that Wilson
in 1912 won the electoral vote by
only 700. However, McKinley carried
the state by 5,000: Taft by about the
same figures in 1908, and Wilson by
6,000 in 1916. Roosevelt alone carried
it by the record figure of 11,000.
Republican Estimate Normal.
So it will be -seen that an estimate
of four to Ave thousand for Harding
is about the normal republican majority
again. The reasons for the
shift from a Wilson majority to
Harding are not hard to find.
A farmer-labor ticket is in the field
and will draw votes from the mining
camps that ordinarily go democratic.
! Much of the railway employes' vote
; will go democratic, and will, to some
I extent, offset the loss of the miners.
| But on the ranches the fall in the
! nrice of wool has re_vived the cry
for the tariff and influenced stockmen
to argue for a change of administration
as a possible means of
relief from financial embarrassment.
Bankers testify to the depression
in the stock-raising business, and
blame it on the absence of a tariff.
Some of the same symptoms of discontent
because of declining wool
prices were encountered in Idaho.
Democrats Get Blame.
Whether it is true or not, the fashion
of the day seems to be to blame
everything on the democratic administration.
For instance, many stockmen
are being led to believe that the
federal reserve banks are giving credit
to the cotton growers and discriminating
against the sheep raisers. This
has been denied, but an impression of
a fact sometimes gets far ahead of
any denial and thus becomes a fact
for voting purposes any way.
Unless there is a break in the republican
campaign and the democrats
suddenly acquire wealth enough at
least to put a banner of their candidate
somewhere in Cheyenne, the state
capital, the size of the republican victory
may be a surprise to the republicans
(Tomorrow's dispatch will deal with
the political situation in Colorado.)
^j*pyrlgli>, 18l!0.)
P'whatpYE Lplitel
I. C. C. Unable to Replace Trave
Rates to "Home States."
Railroads cannot be compelled t
grant reduced rates to persons wh
wish to go home to vote in Xovembe
oy tne interstate commerce Commis
sion, the commission announced yes
terday in a letter to the Harding an
Coolidge League of Washington.
The commission stated that lowe
rates for voters may be establishe
by the railroads, but the commissio
cannot order reduced rates.
Department of Justice Say;
Approval Would Sanction
Sherman Law Violation.
Objections to the entire plan sug
gested by the "big five" Chicago mea
packers for disposition of their stock
yard interests were filed by the De
partmenij of Justice today in the Dis
trict of Columbia Supreme Court.
To sanction the proposal of th
packers to dispose of their stockyar
interests to a holding company to b
formed by F. H. Prince & Co. of Bos
ton would mean a sanctioning of
violation of the Sherman and othe
anti-trust laws, Attorney Geners
Palmer declared in a formal state
The grounds for the government'
objections were set forth in the peti
tion as follows:
"A proposed holding company t
take over controlling interests in sub
st&ntially all of the stockyards in th
I United States, together with the ter
I minal railways, which are in tur
| owned or controlled by the stock
I Vfl pH o nrrt 111 rl J? t* ' *
J ,, -vuiu I.W1IOLIIULC III ILhtflL
combination in violation of the Sher
man and other anti-trust laws. ]
this court should sanction the forma
tion of such a company with the pur
poses and organized in the fashio
outlined in the so-called plan, it woul
in effect be sanctioning a violation o
the anti-trust laws."
Restraint Is Feared.
The petition also argued that th
formation of the proposed holdini
company would place in the hands o
those "controlling such a company
means of restraint upon the buyint
and selling of live stock and dressei
It charged also that the propose:
holding company would be able ti
"manipulate sales and traffic condi
tions and the improvements and fa
ellities at the respective markets." ii
a manner as to retard the growth o
and cripple packing houses located a
other yards.
Objections to F. H. Prince & Co. a
a purchaser also were Included in th
petition, which declared that thi
Prince interests with Armour & Oc
already practically controlled the Chi
cago stockyards.
"In 1911 F. H. Prince & Company ef
fected the formation of the present Chi
cago Stockyards Company of Maine,'
the petition states. "This company
through its control of subsidiaries, own:
and controls the Union Stockyards Com
pany of Chicago. The method adopte<
I in the formation of such company, thi
employment of devices such as the us>
of 'bearer warrants' and of dummy of
fleers, directors and stockholders, is cal
cuiated to prevent the government fron
ascertaining the identity of the person:
who owned the controlling interest ii
the Chicago yards.
"The relations of F. H. Prince & Com
pany with J. Ogden Armour and Armou;
& Company are such as to make thi
petitioner unwilling to permit Prino
& Company to take over the de
fendants' interest in the stockyards o
j to have charge of the formation of an:
companies organized for that purpose
The bona fldes of the whole plan ii
questionable in view of the activity o
Prince & Company in the manipula
tion of the Chicago yards."
No Acceptance Filed.
The department's petition also sai<
there was on file no acceptance by thi
packers of the offer of Prince & Co
to take over their holdings, whicl
are estimated to involve about $40,
000,000. It also was asserted tha
Prince & Co. was not obligated t<
carry out the provisions of the plan
inasmuch as "the options providi
that the defendants themselves ma:
withdraw the same at any time, ani
this even after the court shall havi
approved it."
Objection also was entered by thi
government to the indefinite nature o
securities to be given the packini
companies by Prince & Co. Thi
government's petition said that then
was available in the offer no methoi
by which it could ascertain what sor
of securities would be sold the publh
or what provision would be made to
management of the properties shouli
they be turned over to the Bostoj
, [Sim M*
n - i
Federal Employes Prepare ?
Reclassification Brief
Which Scores Hit. 1
Agreement by the civil service com- i
mittee of the House on a redrafted '
reclassification bill, with simplified 1
salary schedules, in order to obtain
action at the short session of Con- i
a gress impending- is urged dn a brief !
prepared for_the_N^U>nal_FederaUon |
of Federal Employes by Robert Moses ,
and Morris B. Lambie.
5 So important has Chairman Lehl- '
bach of the House committee on civil ]
service and retrenchment deemed the t
independent study made by these two
reclassification specialists '.hat he has
had the brief printed by the govern>
ment printing office for distribution
among the members of his committee, j
Both he and Chairman Good of the |
House appropriations committee have
taken up the study of the brief, the
I- salient portions of which are printed
here for the first time. Particular interest
attaches to the suggestion of
c the experts that the House civil servd
ice committee agree on a redrafted ree
classification bill.
Hope for Quick Action. <
In such redraft lies the hope of im- '
mediate action on reclassification, actl
cording to the brief prepared by
Messrs. Moses and Lambie, recognized
throughout the country as specialists
s on reclassification matters. Repre.
sentative Good recently declared that
he would do all in his power to assist
0 Mr. Lehlbach and his committee in, 1
bringing reclassification before Con- <
e gress "at the very earliest possible
_ date "
n The authors of the brief declare that r
. "it was understood that in preparing t
a our report we should act as independ- j,
ent investigators, and not as the
1 agents of the employes or of any r
_ other group, and that we should not t
approach the work of the reclassifl- ^
n cation commission with any object
j other than an impartial review of the
1 fundamental facts for the purpose of 1
establishing the best course of imme- ,
diate action."
After declaring that they heartily 1
e concur in the findings of the report of S
the reclassification commission, the *
* authors of the new brief declare: '
' "We believe that in general the j4
a recommendations of the reclassifies- 1
; tion commission contain most of the .
j fundamental principles upon which ,
proper reclassification should rest. .
j and that these principles should have s
q the whole-hearted support of the employes
as well as bf Congress and the
I administrative officers of the govern
rj UIClll.
f I'rgr Changes In Method*. j
1 "But we also firmly believe," they a
continue, "that a number of changes t
' in the proposed bill and classification
? should be made before submission to f
" Congress. These modifications affect e
'* primarily the details of the classifies- 2
tion and the methods of administer- (
ing It. and only in a few instances
" the underlying principles of the' re- t
. classification movement." e
After a review of budget legisla- r
j tion, the brief continues. "So far as
. salaries and positions are concerned.
1 Congress should ultimately constitute
e the budget bureau as the central c
? agency for current administration, but 8
. Congress should delegate this authori- J
. ty only if it has approved a standard *
1 classification in accordance with 8
s which executive discretion will be ex- J
1 ercised."
Immediately following the "meat" f
(Continued on Page 2, Column 7.) c
? 1 ' r
Public School officials today stumbled f
* upon figures in going over truancy re- > s
e ports that disclose a decline in the num- h
ber of boys playing "hooky," and an in- o
1 crease among girls. In 1917 16 girls ?
i and 655 boys were A. W. O. L.
j from their classrooms. Last year 44 fi
girls and 544 boys had their names n
e placed on the truancy list of Miss Sadie c
f L. Lewis, chief attendance officer of the 0
1 public schools. 0
e Secret la Discovered.
What the children do to utilize their
f time when their parents believe them n
4 barricaded behind books in the school- ''
B rooms, and their teachers concede that b
j they are ill at home, would be too v
t numerous to enumerate. Of course, ?
c some of the boys go fishing, swimming, c
r and nutting in the nutting! season. But g
j where do the girls go? ii
i The answer is "the movies." Naturally
all the girls who play hooky a
Jealers and Producers Asked
to Act Fairly With the
Public. _ c
A retail price to the consumer of
17 cents a quart for milk during the
coming winter was recommended toiay
by the special committee of the
federation of Citizens' Associations
2 _ a . a _i.. j? a. i ?ille
lypoiniea 10 siuay me unm onus*- i
Asserting- that the peak of high
Jrices has passed and that the ten- j
ieney now should be downward, the I
committee urges the farmers to ac'ept
42 cents a gallon for their milk !
his winter instead of 44 cents, the ,
'mount they have been considering.
A wholesale price of 42 cents a
gallon to the farmers would not
necessitate a retail price greater
than 17 cents a quart to the local
iairymen, the committee believes.
Committee's Report.
Summing up tlr^results of its inluiry.
the citizens' committee reports
is follows:
"That the producers and dealers
igree upon a basic price of 42 cents
per gallon for milk d>f 3.5 per cent
butter fat content, ami that this milk
be sold to the public through the
usual channels of distribution at a
price not. exceeding 17 cents per quart.
The oommittee believes that this
spread of 26 cents per gallon is sufficient
for the profitable handling and
distribution of the product, and that
the producers anil dealers should
unite in the effort to prevent a further
increase in the retail cost of
milk at this time.
"This price, if put into effect October
1, and maintained through the
winter period, will result in a saving
of more than $250,000 to the people
of Washington, and in the opinion
of the oommittee it would be unjust >
to add that large sum to the living i
post of the community under the cir- .
cumstancea If it be true that the |
profits of producers and dealers will i 1
be curtailed by the above plan, the j I
committee would suggest that there ,
has apparently been a period of considerable
prosperity in the milk busi- *
ness, and that there must be lfean j
years as well as fat ones in that as t
In other commercial pursuits; also j
that keeping down the price will ]
tend to increase consumption to the i
end that there may be no surplus j
which must be wasted.
Asked to Deal Fairly. J
"The committee believes that a vol- !
jntary arrangement as above sug- j
nrt?9thli?. nractic&ble and
graicu as? M
feasible and asks the producers, dis- ,
Lributors and consumers to deal with
the situation and with each other
frankly and fairly for the general
public good.
"The committee commends the effort
of the District health department 1
to provide a healthful milk supply for j
Washington and urge* that every citizen
co-operate with the proper officers
so that there may be no viola- 1
tions to endanger the health of the I
Children ot the community. ,
"Signed: William B. Westlake, chair- j
lake, chairman; G. R. Wales, George .
A. Finch, Warner Stutler and B. T. <
Woodward." t
I *
Schroeder and Rinehart Lose I
Trophy Chances?French- f
man Wins. jl
ETAMPES, France, September 28 *
[by the Associated Press).?Sadi Le 1 ?
-ointe, the famous French aviator, F
- ' - - - - .. !
today won the international airplane ; ^
ace for the James Gordon Bennett c
rophy. He covered the course of 300 j e
silometers, or 186.3 miles, in 1 hour 6!
inutes 17 1-5 seconds. F. P. Ftaynham. j f(
he sole British representative, with- j
Irew after covering the first lap. a
After the race had been in progress t
ess than an hour the contest nar- j
owed down to a possible three com- t
jetitors. one of them Maj. R. W. i
Jchroeder, an American, but Maj.
Schroeder shortly afterward also was
sliminated, withdrawing after flying ii
00 kilometers, because of ignition J 8
rouble. Howard Rinehart, the other | S
Imerican, withdrew soon after start- i v
ng, because of difficulty with the \
iteering mechanism. The Americans n
hus were out of the race. I n
Two Frenchmen Withdraw. ; I
De Romanet, one of the French com- ' ^
>etitors, withdrew after the second lap. |
tirsch, a second Frenchman, withdrew
fter making 200 kilometers in -is min- '
ites 52 seconds. ; n
The only competitor remaining in ! J
light at this time was the third French !'
ntrant, Sadi Le Cointe, who had made j ''
00 kilometers in 43 minutes 42 3-5 sec- P
inds, a new world record. ! "
There remained F. P. Raynham, the 1
lole British competitor who. with all the j '
ntrants, save Sadi Le Cointe, one of the .
tinning, was still waiting to start. s
Bad Flying Weather at Start. \I
Bad flying weather hold up the start j g
>f the race this morning. None of the ' u
iix entrants, three French, two Amerian
and One British, volunteered to take |j
he air when 7 o'clock, the hour for tl
tartiDg the race, came. They regarded ; g
he overhanging clouds and damp air as s
insatiefactory, and found the visibility 1 j
o poor that it would be necessary to
ly dangerously low. The sky slowly j
feared, however.
mnn_n???i???-m?mmm.nn-mnm. g
tktt\ i luii'/nn 2
\u rHi wihit
WfG "HOOKf "\
rom school don't visit the movies, but V
chool officials admit that photoplay K
ouses are the favorite visiting: places h
f the young school girls. Therefore, 11
hey are attributed to the increase in ?
ruancy. f<
The boys also are great "movie st
ans." Many of them who have a e'
jania for playing truant from school v
an be found in a movie show instead
f. Ashing or swimming in the waters
f the Potomac. i jOne
Perfect City.
These same conditions, however, do ss
ot prevail in Evanston, 111., where m
: was reported that the truant of- di
cer of the public schools there had f?
een discharged, because he had no
rork. Supt. Nichols of the Evanston H
chools says that-the children of that tc
ity can hardly wait until school be- m
ins in the fall, and that hooky play- w
ig is a lost art there. m
Washington has Ave truant officers, ol
nd they usually are busy. a
fill WHIIuUa
lomiskey Acts When Chicago
Grand Jury Passes on
Game-Throwing Charges.
By the Associated Press.
C HICAGO, Sfptfmbrr 2S,?( harlaa
ComiMkey, preiildcnt of the WKtp
Sox, today suspended every mrifber
of th& team indleted today In
connection with the alleged flxlnft
of bane ball pame*. Seven of the
elpht indicted are affected. Chick
f.andil. the Hpbth, In n^t playing
this year.
The MUMpenalon practically kllla
all hope of the White Sox winning
the American Leapue pennant thia
CHICAGO. Srptfmbrr 2S.?The
Cook county grand Jury thl* afternoon
voted true bllln against the
following taut ball player* In it*
Investigation of allegrd "throwing"
of world *erle* frame* la?t
Eddie Cleotte. Claude William*.
"CWck" Gandll, "Happy" Frl?ch.
"Buck" Weaver. Charle* RUbrrg, *
Joe Jack*on, and Fred MeMullln.
All are member* of the Chicago
The player* arc charged with
conspiracy to violate a state law.
PHILADELPHIA. September 28.? >
Billy Maharg, whose story revealing
what he claimed to be the plan for
"throwing" last year's world series
pase ball games was published here
:oday, declined to say whether he
would go to Chicago to present his
svidence to the Cook county grand
iury. He said early today that the
:elegram sent by Charles Comiskey.
president of the Chicago American
League club, asking him to come to
:hat city and appear before the grand
Iury had not been received.
"Atteil is the man the Chicago grand
jury wants," Maharg's story says, "he
ppade the bets, turned over $10,000 to
Burns for the Sox players and double:rossed
them out of $90,000."
Maharg is a former boxer and is
well known in local sporting circles.
Tell* of the Plot.
Maharg's story says that he and
Rill" Rums former American League .
Jitcher, were the first to be apjroached
in the conspiracy.
"I received a wire from Burns from
Sew York the middle of last September
inviting me to take a hunting trip
with him on his ranch in New Meico,"
said Maharg. "While we were
:here in a room talking Cicotte came
n and started to talk in a low voice
0 Burns.
"I heard enough to know that he said
hat a group of prominent players of the
iVhite Sox would be willing to
throw' the coming world series if
1 syndicate of gamblers would give
hem $100,000 on the morning of the
irst game.
"When Cicotte left. Burns turned to
ne and repeated Cfcotte's conversaion.
part of which 1 had heard. Burns
aid. 'Do you know kny gamblers who
vould be interested in this proposlionT
Referred to Rothateia.
"I went to Philadelphia and saw
ome gamblers there. They told me
t was too big a proposition for them
o handle, and they recommended me
o Arnold Rothstein of New York.
"In the meantime. Burns had reurned
to New York and I went over
gain and joined him. We met Rothtein
by appointment and put the
iroposition up to him. He declined
o get into it. I returned to Philalelphia.
thinking that everything was
If. until I received the following telgram
from Burns. It read:
"'Arnold R. has gone through with
verything. Cot eight in. leaving for
Cincinnati at I went the next
lay and joined Burns. He said that
:fter I had left New York he ran into
ibe Attell. the fighter, who had gone
o Rothstein and fixed things up. i
Jurns said he had seen Cicotte and
hat eight members of the team were
n the deal.
Tells of Rig Gang.
"Attell was in Cincinnati duartered
n a large suite in a hotel and had a
ang of about twenty-five New York
.amblers with him. He said they were
iorking for Rothstein.
"X had my first suspicion on the
".orning of the first game, when Burns
r.d I visited Atteli. We asked for
he $100,000 to turn over to the White
ox players to carry out our part of
he deal.
"Atteli refused to turn over the
100.000. Ttaying that they needed the
toney to make bets. He made a
ounter proposal that $20,000 would be
anded the players at the end of each
jsing game. Burns $vent to the Sox
layers and they seemed satisfied with
Ixo bow arruncpnifnt.
"The players, however, told Burns
hat if they lost behind Cicotte and
I'illlams. they wouldn't win for Kerr.
0 we went to Chicago and bet all of
ur personal winnings of the first two
ays on Cineinnati to win the third
ame. The Sox got even with us by
inning this game.
"Burns and I lost every eent we had
1 our clothes. The whole upshot of -?
he matter was that Attell and his
ang cleaned up a fortune and the
ox players were double-crossed out
f $90,000 that was coming to them."
Hnamr Investigation.
CHICAGO, September 28??Investiation
of accusations that members
f the Chicago White Sox had
thrown" the 1919 world series was
esumed today by the Cook county
rand jury, with Presidents Johnson
f the American League and Heydler
f the National League expected to
e the leading witnesses.
Two other witnesses for today are
? TT ? anH T~?r Rav.
ITS. nruurna * ?
lond B. Prettyman. Several of the
^hite Sox players roomed at Mrs.
'elly's boarding house, and she will
e questioned about conversations beiveen
them which she may have
verheard. Br. Prettyman Is dentist
>r the White Sox team, and in a
atement declared he could produce
vidence of an attempt to persuade
leaver to "throw" games.
C'irottr Makes Denial.
In denying Maharg's story today
ddie Cicotte said:
"I would not know Maharg if I
iw him. I do not recall ever having
iet>rtm. He might have been introuced
to me the same as any other
in. but I do not remember him.
"Bill Burns called at the Ansonia
otel in New York. He did not talk
> me alone, but conversed with other
embers of the team. While I was
ith him he was making arrangeents
for a hunting trip. The talk
r the world series being fixed Is all
joke." ___

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