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Prediction that women in the future will enter more largely into official life was made today by Miss Mabel T. Boardman. the District's first woman Commissioner, at the weekly luncheon of the City Club in the olnhhniiso at Farraeut Square. Commissioner Roardman's appear- J ance before the club established a j precedent in its history, due to the j fact that she is the first woman to speak to members at one of their | functions. Tribute to women for their e.\ecutire ability in official life also was paid by Commissioner Boardman. She expressed the opinion, however, that women will be of more service in municipal rather than in federal governments. Remarks on Snllraxr, "I would like to say a few words to you members of the City Clul on the subject of women in public office," she said. "Woman suffrage, whether we approve of It or not, is no longer 1 an opinion, but a fact, and with suf- I t'rage will undoubtedly come the ad- j ditional duty of civic responsibility and to a certain degree of official service. "I believe that this official service will be more apt to function in municipal rather than federal government. Municipal affairs have a closer and more immediate contact with the home in certain of their phases. Mat? ikrs of public health, schools, playgrounds. markets and charities are all questions in which women are greatly interested. Their own experiences and training, especially when the questions concern their families and their , children, will make their service of value to the community. "Kederal service either in legisla- | tive or executive departments has to do with a great number of international. financial and business problems. It deals with treaties, with tariffs. with trade relations, with commercial interests, with international finances, with postal management, i with national methods of taxation | and appropriations, with national defense, public lands and a score of other important problems, for the 1 solving of which few women have had | either training or experience. "It is for these reasons that T think ' women will find a greater sphere of ! usefulness in municipal rather than ] federal office. Vitaen Shoald Govern. , "However, men and women should < be selected or appointed because of j their fitness for the position?and not < because they are men or women. It is t true that, in civic affairs women have their interests as well as men. and it seems natural that in some respects a woman can more understand- i ingly represent the interests of worn- i en and children than can a man. 1 "Realizing, then, the fact that worn- i en in the future will enter more i largely into official life. I want to ask < for them your clemency in their new duties. I speak as a woman who has i accepted the grave responsibility of 1 public office. Do not judge us now I j with too great severity, but help us j ] , with your longer, wider experience and knowledge. Woman occupies an ; important sphere in the world, but her training, as a rule, has been of a more limited nature and her experi- , ence has been with the home rather | than the national life. , "In her enthusiasm for the things in which she is deeply interested she . will feel intensely the disappointment j so often to be met in the efforts for tiesired results, sne may oe impatient, hut be patient with her. She will learn and her vision will broaden. 1 1 am sure you agree with me that the i vision of "woman will not lack in i height. Woman will sometimes wish I to accomplish things that the more 1 practical and experienced man will I regard as impossible, and yet I have 1 known the vision of the woman to J sweep away barriers apparently immovable arfd the dream become a re- < ality. Thus we need your aid to tern- I per our enthusiasms and keep us rea- ] sonable in our ambitions. i Have Kxecutive Ability. "Women have good executive ability. ' Their methods are generally simpler and less complex than those of men. and this is a help in organizations which do not require too much machinery. In my entire Red Cross experience I know of no more perfect piece of organization than that done as head of the nursing service by Miss .lane Delano. It was a great work that provided over 19,000 graduate nurses for the Army, Navy and public health service?a development of a system that never failed, tjiat was ?' built up of of the most practical details and regulations, and which had at its foundation the highest ideals of patriotic, unselfish service. This is an instance of the executive ability of a woman. "'On the other hand. 1 think, generally speaking, women need a better balanced judgment of values. That you must help us to obtain. For my iiari I consider myself extremely for tunate in entering: public office to find | myself associated with one of the | ablest business men of Washington? Mr. Hertdrick?and with an equally able representative of the fine corps of Army engineers?Col. Kutz. To them I shall look for guidance, and with them I shall be happy to work? with a woman's enthusiasm and a i woman's knowledge. Appreciative of Opportunity. "May J take this opportunity to extend to the City Club my appreciation of the honor the commissionership has brought me of membership in so representative a body of men, and 1 trust! that, with your support, the Commis- j * sioners will feel tlreir hands greatly ! strengthened for the tasks that lie j before them. j "Gentlemen, J shall do my best to 1 serve Washington; 1 have no other = purpose in entering into official life, j The President has conferred upon me j a great honor, a grave responsibility and a high privilege, and I ask your help in making me worthy of such confidence." HOIST HURRICANE SIGNS. Tropical Disturbance Reported in Gulf Region. PRXSACOL.A, Fla , September 29.? Hurricane signals were hoisted here I at S o'clock this morning, the local weather bureau being advised that the tropical disturbance probably would pass inland at a point between I'ensacola and Appalachicola. with the wind reaching gale force this aft ernoon. NEW ORLEANS. September 29.? Small craft warnings were ordered displayed along the Texas coast and * TTTe Louisiana coast west of Morgan City by Dr. I. L. Cline, forecaster of ? the local weather bureau. Strong northerly winds today and tonight were predicted for the gulf coast RUMORS OF PLOT ON LIFE OF KING STIRRING LONDON Reports of Conspiracies Corrected With ; Irish Warning. LONDON, September 29.?Rumors of widespread plots, which have ranged from conspiracies to assassinate King George to blowing up public buildings, have been current in London during the past few days. These reports have been caused by fear that the lives of public j men in Great Rritain might be jeopardized should any of the Irish ' hunger strikers . die, particularly I now that the "black and tan" po- ; lice have made reprisals in several ! Irish towns. Police Authorities have investi cuitie ui ilie more piuusimc . j .stories and newspapers liave run j down many more, and always with ic the same negative result. Some of the more timid profess to see the frustrating of a plot In the ar- j t rest of a man. giving an Irish p name, who had in his room four j< service rifles and a quantity of j? Irish Self-Oetermination League j1 literature. He is awaiting trial 1 on a charge of unlawful posses- j sion of firearms. j ' FEAR U. S. YET" MAY |j BE BHD INTO |j LEAGUE OF NATIONS f c 1 Irreconcilable Republicans 1 g Look Askance on Work ; of Elihu Root. ia Kit I iicfuuuLdii irrccvniuduit: opponents 5f the league of nations are fearful that the United States may be "dragged into the league of nations by the back door." They fear that this may be the result of the work >f Elihu Root, former Secretary of 3tate, who has just returned from Europe, where he has been at work j aiding to mold the international j pourt in connection with the league j >f nations. Republican victory at the i polls may be in vain, from their point >f view, if the country is to enter .he league eventually. Senators Disquieted. Senator Hiram Johnson of California ind Senator Borah of Idaho, who have >een leaders in the light against the United States entering any league of nations based upon political understandings with other nations, it betame known today, are disquieted. : They had in past weeks announced i themselves satisfied with the stand j taken by Senator Harding, the repub- ; lican nominee for President, on the | league of nations issue. But the recent statements of Senator! Harding upon the league of nations, ; which Gov. Cox, the democratic i nominee, has characterized as indefinite and contradictory when taken in connection with previous statements by the republican standard bearer, have not been such as to illay the fears of the irreconcilable leaders in the fight against the treaty. Want to Be Shown. This indefiniteness, taken in connection with the activities of former Sen nor .rvooi, nas caused apprehension I imong the irreconcilables. They want 1 to be shown. In the meantime it was ! ' learned that a digest of the Root 1 jlan for an international tribunal has is been laid before them and they will i 1 look into it carefully. j i There is a suspicion on the part ; ->t some of thee leaders that Gov. ; "oolidge of Massachusetts, the repub- ! < lican nominee for Vice President, is 11 really a pro-leaguer. His utterances ! i in regard to the league are being I carefully scanned. , 1 The republican leaders have been j < congratulating themselves for many : weeks that the party is more solidly ( together than it has been for years. I Should there be lukewarmness for the i ticket on tlje part of any of the ir- i reconcilables during the final month i of the campaign, or a tendency to stand apart, it might result in difli- i culties for the republicans which the national committee had not antici- i pated. i Would Delight Democrats. j 1 That the democrats would hail with delight any split at this date among I their opponents is obviobs. It is what they have hoped for ever since the '. republican national convention in Chi- IJ cago. when Senator .Harding was i , nominated and Senator Johnson was I' defeated. The democrats were de- . pressed when Senator Johnson and ;. Senator Borah announced they would i , support the republican ticket, and i, later got into the campaign. j. When, on Monday night. Senator Harding was "heckled" in Baltimore j, and asked to say whether he stood i] with Senator Johnson and for "scrap- i ping" the league of nations, the re- i publican nominee replied that if he I believed in one-man government he could reply. He said further that he had no constructive program regard- I ing an association of nations, but that ; he was against going into the league negotiated by President Wilson. j It" is feared by opponents of the league that the republican candidate is weakening his position with replies ' , lacking deflniteness. They point out ' that to say merely that he is opposed j to the Wilson league is to lay him-'1 self open to a charge of partisanship that will not help him. They believe : there is a great vote in this country j opposed to the entry of the United ' States into any league of nations. iney no not oppose the formation i of a judicial tribunal to which the : nations may voluntarily present such j questions as they desire for settlement. But they are bitterly opposed i to entry into any league which is I based upon political alliances of any ? kind with foreign nations. RIOTERS EVACUATE VILLA, j BON DON. September 29.?Members i of local agricultural societies, which I. occupied property owned by King Vic- i tor Emmanuel of Italy near Naples > have been driven out bv troops. Sev- i oral peasants were wounded in the ' fighting incident to their eviction. ! says a Home dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company. HOME. September 28.?Two thousand peasants took part in the seizure of royal estates near Naples, according to advices received here. As they marched toward the king's property thev carried shotguns and sang "The Workmen's Hymn." The property seized was called the Cardiello and was one of the largest belonging to the royal house. 1 \ HARDING AND WIFE SHAKEN UP AS HIS TRAIN IS WRECKED! / Trucks of Car Break Down While Going Thirty-Five . Miles an Hour. B.v the Associated I*ress. MILLWOOD. W. Va., September 29. ?Snnatnr Worron (I llardinc'S SDe 'ial train narrowly escaped a serious j ivreek near here today, when the ! rucks of the Harding car broke j lown. The car was derailed, but no ! >ne was injured, although both the j enator and Mrs. Harding were i thaken up. The train, which was run- J ting at thirty-live miles an hour j Then the accident occurred, was j irought to a halt, after crossing a ieep gully. Preaches I . S. Doctrine. ON BOARD SENATOR HARDING'S SPECIAL TRAIN, September t'9.?A loctrine of "Americanism and reprelentative government" was preached >y Senator Harding today in several nore speeches in West Virginia. Despite his strenuous program of esterday, when he made eight | ipeeches. including three in Wheeling, he nominee was up early, and at 7 | '"clock spoke to a crowd at Sisters'ille, condemning "one-man governnent." and declaring his opposition to my surrender of American sovereignty. At Parkersburg. where his train itopped for a half hour, he made a ipeech at a downtown theater, and hen yielded to the demands of a heering crowd collected outside that le address them. too. In both speeches le reiterated his opposition to "one- : nan rule." and promised a new era of I onstitutional government if the re- | >ublicans win in November. To the theater audience he also re- I g erred to Gov. Cox's recent statement I I :omparing the slogan. "America I ?irst," with "Deutsehland Uber Al- I es." It was Germany's slogan and j * he industrious spirit behind it, he ;aid, which made that nation great, | md it was one man's ambition that uined the constructive work of years. | "I want to take a lesson from Gernany," he said. "I never \Vant to see ; i one-man dictatorship in these "nited States of America." Pictures ( o-Ordlnated Rale. ASHLAND, Ky., September 29.?A ! 'ederal government conducted under | he po-ordinated powers of the Con- ! stitution and always taking the whole j \merican people into its confidence [ vas pictured by Senator Harding here :oday as the ideal toward which his I Darty would work if returned to j >ower. Assailing "one-man government,"! he republican nominee also spoke for I jreater care that federal appropria:ions be made for the good of the vhole nation rather than to win local 'avor. "Pork barrel" river and harbor a egislation. he condemned partieu- ? arly and made a plea for an inland t vaterway policy that would make of he country's rivers a valuable comnunication system In co-ordination h vith the railways. n "I very much wish the people to mow my conception of the high ? ilaCe for which the-republican party o las proposed my name," he said. n "I cannot express myself too strong- V y against one-men government, with in untrammeled, centralised power. X I im against the spirit of encroach- I nent or assumption which may lead s >ne of the great departments of our F rovernment under the Constitution to ' invade or assume the functions of a mother. Washington warned against 1 :t in his farewell address. n "Even though it is very old-fash- i; ioned to believe in Washington, I do c believe in the caution he uttered, j * 3ur government must express the i 111 ? r nnt t W. A n-ill of ! win ui Lilt; uwt tuc win ui i the chief executive. j . Voted for War Powers. j r "T did not much criticise the en- ' larged executive powers in the great * war emergency. In most instances I i-oted for them, when Congress be- 1 stowed. T only objected to continuing f these extraordinary war powers after * the war was won. | r "When I am elected there is going j to be that regard and respect for j" Congress which the Constitution con- i t emplates. and Congress must, in turn, i r respect the rights and obligations qf I t the executive. But I mean to do more I than co-ordinate and co-operate with c Congress. I am going to consult a ind converse with the men and worn- i: ?n of America. I would rather trust a the great undercurrent of American s thought and conviction than follow the greatest propagandist program s ever inaugurated. "I believe in expert advice in solv- ? ing problems which require it. I be- ' lieve in more than one line to the ' sounding board of deliberate public opinion. I believe in the great ship 3( state sailing with a skilled crew, as well as a captain, and I am in favor of sailing orders originating in the 1'nited States. A "Transportation is the very key to ill our industrial, agricultural and commercial activities. There arejjitill some ox-carts and isolated sec- ! Hons, but we are living in a motor i. me. We are doing htgger things ; "" [han of old and. we do them in a big- | ?er way. But nothing ought wholly t to supersede the water highways. Our : t problem is to end expenditures which j are made to rejoice a local com- j munity. and apply them effectively to make the waterways the ways of ' commerce. j j. Decrease in Tonnage. I have witnessed the practice of j G favoring appropriations and know its j unworthiness and its utter lack of a adding to our common welfare. I j mean to urge the ending of it, and i seek to apply our federal resources ! r to proving the utility of improved I ri'verways before trying to satisfy | a . nation-wide desire to turn a fed-t eral duty into federal favor. "Here on the Ohio there has been a j JJiscouraglng decrease of tonnage. ! "Here is the ideal project, here a river unrivalled in the old world, J here an artery of trade which ought 1 to throb with vitalizing cargoes. We DUght to do more than complete the u dams which are to give the Ohio ai navigable stage of water. We ought I to develop wharfage, exchange of j 5 cargoes, and completed deliveries by I rail, when necessary, to make the 1 service answer the modern needs. And s when 1 express that wish for Ohio. I am thinking; also of the riverways ^ throughout the republic, on the waters of which ought to ride a vast j commerce, which indexes widening irade. and common good fortune." ^ Given Ovation at Wheeling. WHEELING. W. Va? September 29. I ?Speaking to a tumultuous crowd w4?ich packed the Wheeling Auditorium, while thousands more battled in ? tire streets outside for admission, Senator Warren G. Harding laid down here last night a policy of govern- t ment economy and strict business administration. From the time of his arrival here I in the early afternoon the republican ( presidential nominee was besieged with howling throngs, and during the , auditorium address his words again and again awakened avalanche of ap- J plause. So dense and tumultuous was the < .clo'atinued "oil f'uge 2,"Column 7.) RACIAL EQUALITY MAY BE SOUGHT AGAIN BY JAPAN ' 1 * Tokio Foreign Office May Ask Delay If California Acts. TOKIO, September 28 (by the Associated I'ress).?Authorities at the Japanese foreign office declined to discuss negotiations with the Uni^d States relative to anti-Japanese legislation in California. All they will say is that everything possible is being done to find an amicable and successful solution of the problem, which they admit is difficult. In well informed circles there is an impression that the plan of proposing a joint commission to study the subject is considered as one possible means of reaching an adjustment. It is remarked here that precedents exist for such procedure, the Newfoundland fisheries and Alaskan sealing questions being cited. Should the referendum measures be carried in California, it is believed. the first step of the Japanese government would be to ask Washingtn to postpone the operation of the laws, pending official negotiation, as Tokio cannot, of course, negotiate with California. Responsible circles voice the conviction that Washington is sincerely desirous of reaching a satisfactory settlement of this question, which Japan regard- as of great importance because it affects the rights of her people residing in a friendly country. Newspapers have reported that Japan would seek to revive the racial equality proposal made during the peace conference at Versailles, but the foreign office refuses to ma.'.e any comment. JUMPERS BREAKS WITH ENGLISH ON PUN TO AID REDSi I r )eclares British Labor Policy Is in Position of "Anarchistic Hostility." A break with international labor nd the policies advocated by the Srittsh labor party, was announced oday by .Samuel Gompers. president f the American Federation of Labor, n behalf of the !i,000,000 organized nembers throughout the coyntry. The current issue of the American ^ederationist coiitains the statement f American labor's attitude, as anlounced by President Gompers and 'ice President Matthew Woli. In the statement the appeals of the , nternational Federation of Trade : 'nions, which met last month in Amterdam. calling for action of labor in ireventing war by refusing to engage i 11 war enterprises, are characterized , s "appeals to revolutionary violence." j 'he British labor party's policy and nethods are declared to put the Brit- ! sh movement in a position of "anar- j histic hostility to all governments vithout discrimination." American Labor Opposed. j "The American Federation of t>abor i a diametrically opposed both to the nethods advocated by the Oudegeest nternational labor manifesto and to ts object." the statement announces. The Montreal convention reaffirmed he objection of American labor to all orms of revolutionary violence and o reaction which might be inter reted as assistance to the Soviets." The article reviews the entire interlational labor situation. It declares ; he main criticism of the new inter- j lational executive at Amsterdam was : hat it had issued "a statement of j rurely socialist character, even in- i luding the phrase: 'Down with re- j .etion. Up with socialism." and call- j ng for a May I demonstration which mounted to a one-day strike for i ocialism." Since the Montreal convention, the tatement says, "matters have taken (Continued on Page 2, Column 1.) Today's News in Paragraphs liss Mabel T. Boardman tells City Club i more women are to hold public office. Page 1 i larding shaken up as his special train is wrecked. Page 1 i 'tilities board not likely to authorize j raise in price 01 gas ior next three 1 months. Page 1 ' ). C. citizens believe proposed request "for *3.000,000 will not cover needs of public schools next year. Page 1 irussels delegates being sounded on admission of Germany to league. Page 2 iHjflfjig league plan target of Cox in MtSsouri. Page 2 iov. Cox's chances in Colorado upset by non-partisans. Page 2 l conference of delegates, representing Potomac Division, Red Cross, will open in Washington tomorrow. Page 2 'ostmaster Chance starts probe in D. C. rents, following "intolerable" conditions reported by clerks and letter carriers. Page 2 ). C. democrats hold enthusiastic rally, at which speakers strongly urge league of nations. Page 3 jx-bullmoosers make appeal for Gov. Cox. Page 3 jew Irish policy proposed by Grey. Page 4 nvite President to fete. Page 5 4rs. E. C. Bergdoll found guilty of conspiracy in aiding her two sons evade draft. Page 5 itate contests end in Mexico. Page 7 American region against gentlemen's agreement" with Japan. Page 9 tdams describes auto theft at Sandy Spring murder trial. Page 12 "otlng by mail allowed in twenty-five states. Page 14 Jenning citizens urge utilities commission, as work is entirely separate from that of D. C. Commissioners. Page 10 j Mtizens in northeast oppose possible re- i ' moval of city trash plant to their section of District. Page W 5. C. schoolchildren show good penmanship. Page 17 X C. heads hear police needs. Page 17 ;ity Club told hackers thrive in traffic ' in women and liquor. Page 17 talian Reds Spurn settlement. Page 18 jlea, in southeast for more houses. Page 19 Short circuit In power plant cuts off current for an hour. Page 20 .. " i -. f 4 \ XT!\ rPI 1 r /\4\ u in ASSERT $21,000,000 WILL NOT COVER ALL SCHOM.NEEDS Citizens Feel More Playgrounds Vital Necessity to Children's Safety. There's a crying need for more school buildings in Washington, adequate playground space for the children and physical improvements in the buildings which would entail a cost of approximately $30,000,000. All are vitally necessary in the opinion of school authorities if a high standard of education is to be maintained. Congress, school officials concede, will not grant an appropriation so large for the District school needs, or one-tenth of that amount. Therefore. llicj nave ucviuvu ?-v? i v-. all demands of civic associations for improvements, except the vital necessities, and ask for a fund of about $3,000,000 for the next fiscal year, for the most urgent of the school needs. t'lnsMrooms Greatest Need. Virtually all of this appropriation, if granted, will be utilized in building more classrooms, which Superintendent of Schools Ballou regards as the most urgent of all needs. Playgrounds for the children, assembly halls and gymnasiums, badly needed in many of the schools, must wait, probably another year or even longer. There are 150 permanent school buildings in Washington, built to accommodate 50,000 children. Nearly 60.000 children are enrolled in the schools today. Seventy-nine portable and nineteen rented structures also are being used as schools, but still adequate accommodations are lacking for the entire enrollment. These conditions are causing several thousand children to attend school only a half day, with abbreviated courses. The detrimental effect on their education is clearly rec Ognizea D>' ur. oanou ttnu uuifi uificials, and for this reason they are doubly anxious to obtain additional classrooms before other needs. The school budget submitted to the District* Commissioners by the board of education last year carried recommendations for an appropriation of $2,164,163 with a supplementary list calling for $400,000, or a total of $2,564,163, to provide for the needs of the schools this fiscal year. The Commissioners approved estimates for this work of $1,027,000. Citizens to Fight It eductions. Fearing that the Commissioners attain this year will reduce the appropriation recommended by school officials for improving; the schools, many civic organizations are planning to appoint delegates to confer with them and urge that the figures included in the school estimates be not only approved, but increased so as to provide playgrounds, assembly halls and gymnasiums. Scores of communications have been sent to school officials depicting conditions around schools which have no playgrounds during recess periods. All of them point out, that children either have been killed or injured playing in streets, while all of them are constantly facing imminent danger by heavy vehicular traffic. For this reason the civic organizations have so strenuously urged adequate playgrounds for the children, which are to be virtually ignored in the school estimates for the next fiscal year, to go to the District Commissioners Friday. Adequate playgrounds are not the only urgent needs of the schools which are to be overlooked in the estimates. Assembly halls, gymnasiums, lunchrooms and shower baths are to meet the same fate. Failure to recommend these improvements in the school budget is going to meet opposition, not only from citizens' associations, but also the District Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations. Members of this organization already have made a comprehensive survey of all school buildings, and have eemniled a report outlining the lmme diate needs. When Mrs. Giles Scott Rafter, president of the organization, returns to Washington next week she is likely to go before the board of Commissioners and demand an increase In the school board's estimates for the work of improving the schools. Conditions found at the Petworth School, one of the most overcrowded in the city, will be described in The Star of tomorrow. EARTHQUAKE IN SPAIN. MADRID. September 2S?Wide spread alarm was caused in the vicinity of Orihuela. about thirty-five miles north of Cartagena, when a sharp earth shock occurred at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night, according to advices received here. Many families passed the night in the fields, fearing a repetition. V"' " ?. ?r E BLOW ALMOST KILLED NEW POSTAL STATION Will Be Established at 1775 Columbia Road. Residents in the vicinity of 18th street and Columbia road are to have a postal station of their own. The Post Office Department today authorized the Washington city post office to establish a full classified station at 1775 Columbia road. Postmaster Chance announced that the new station will be opened for business December 1, and will he enabled to handle all sorts of postal ! hlisinptic The im io t a vi/?ini t *- a f ISth street and Columbia road and surrounding territory has been without postal facilities for several vears. NO PRESENTRAISE IN ME SEEN The price of gas to householders is likely to remain at $1.25 per thousand cubic feet during November. December and January. This was indicated today when Howard Reeside, president of the Washington Gas Light Company, received word from the Standard Oil Company that there woujd be no change during October in the price of oil used in the manufacture of gas. I The oil company wrote Mr. Reeside that it would ship the regular monthly supply of 1,750.000 gallons of oil for October at 12% cents per gallon, the price that has prevailed for the past two months. Because of the possibility of sudden j changes in the oil market, the utilities commission has been fixing gas , rates for only three months at a I time. The existing rates will expire on me last aay 01 ucxootr. WiU Auk Thrrf-Monlh Kntr. About October 15 the gas company will go before the commission to have the rate fixed for the succeeding- three months. This will be Ahe flrBt utilities I hearing in which the new Commis' sioners will take part and also the first utilities question in which there has ever been a woman Commissioner on the board. President Keeside said today the company will renew its request next month for an increase to 7 or 8 per cent in the rate of return on the fair value of the gas company's property. Xhe company contends that 6 per cent I is too low a rate of return under present conditions on the money market. It is impossible for the company to borrow money, he said, with a rate of return of 6 per cent. Depends on Prlee of Oil. Although there has been no change in the oil market, an increase in rates would be necessary if the commission should heed the request for a higher rate of return. Mr. Reeside said the company has! given no further thought to the (question of constructing a plant to manufacture gas by coal instead of oil. He said he still feels that the decision reached by the company several months ago. not to undertake such a big building project under present abnormal conditions, was a wise conj elusion. i _ BANDITS STEAL WHISKY. CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 29.? ,Eour hundred eases of bonded whisky and two trucks were stolen last night near Elyria. when nine men jumped from two automobiles, and held up the trucks-drivers with revolvers and a shotgufi. f' The drivers told Elyria police They t left Lynchburg, near Cincinnati, yesterday, bound for New-York. COLBYBARS7 FROM DAL Secretary Colby announced today i that Paul Hanna, correspondent of the New York Call, a socialist newspaper, and Laurence Todd, associated, with Mr. Hanna in the federated press bureau, would not be permitted in the future to attend the daily conferences which the Secretary holds with the newspaper correspondents. The announcement was made at the regular morning conference with the correspondents and after the Secretary had read a letter written by Mr. lianna to Fred A. Emery, head of the information bureau of the State Department. Mr. Hanna charged in the letter that Mr. Colby was using the conferences with .the newspaper men as a means of inspiring the press with views of his own, and that he also had put wrong interpretations on the news, especially that relating to the PolisR-Russian situation. Mr. Emery was asked in the letter i ~Tj gulletln I ill chicago gramd- j ? ) jury >ndlcts jl eight whits "j Sox pt-a^ers fob ! tmrowikg world r series IM 1919. ! , - ^ ^ c MM || ill mmMl i1 f c I I* I* FATHER. >' OBTAIN PARK LAND jj shun OB pi in urn i f VUUIl W!? I U 111 IICUL. FAIL SAYS REPORT . \ \t District Surveyor's Warning <= _ |' Based on Requirements for j ? McMillan Plan. J Cnless Congress can be induced to : ? acquire the land necessary to carry out j v the so-called McMillan park plan, much ' t of the territory desired for this pro- * posed chain of parks will be subdi- j t vrded for private purposes. Melvin C. 11 Hazen. District surveyor, warfis In his j annual report to the Commissioners. Summing up his views on the Question, ! I the surveyor states: i "The McMillan park plan was sub- , 1 mitted to Congress in 1902. and this ] f provided for a park plan outside of the I e city of Washington and Georgetown, but i i while the District is being developed. I as required by law. in accordance with ! i the highway plan, there 1$ no provi- 1 s sion for carrying out this park plan. "The result is that large areas of ! c the District are being subdivided into (c lots and blocks and improved without j t any provision for parks. " "If this condition is permitted to : 1 continue the entire District will be i s subdivided and improved without ade- j t quate provision for parks. This would a be most unrortunate, iur nucr u i9 ( discovered that such a condition has s occurred it will be too late to provide a parks without an enormous expense. ' ^ and then only after much of the nat- ; T ura) beauty so attractive for parks ; ' has been forever destroyed. Hoard of Trade Action. "It is gratifying to know that thej^ Board of Trade's committee on streets j ? and parks is actively at work en- j, deavoring to have a park plan con- ' isummated. j- "Now that the stress of other seri| ous matters which have occupied our . I thoughts for several years is passed. r, it is Wime to turn our attention to the j. development of the District, and y among the many things to be consid- jj. ered there is none more important or h that requires more serious attention I ? than the question of parks, and I !e wish to invite your attention to those ; ti that seem to demand first consideration and submit the following in the order of importance as viewed by this office: l< "Piney Branch parkway, extending ;e northeasterly from I fit It street and f ti Piney Branch road; Kimgie roau vai- je Jcy, from the entrance to Zoological : tl and Bock Creek parks, to Wood ley'e' road, at about 31st street, and then j tl connecting with Normanstone drive; ih Fort Hamilton, on the Bladensburg i road and Eastern branch: Patterson , li tract, 5tli street and Florida avenue |sl northeast: Fort drive, connecting the jb; old forts along the north of the city; j t; the Dean tract. Florida and Connect!cut avenues, and Fort Beno Park." 'n Plea for Pay Increases. j P I Mr. Hazen makes an earnest plea i ^ to the. Commissioners for pay in- i creases for the employes in liis office. 'ci half of whom receive less than fl.OOU t.j a year. Discussing the salaries, the a, report reads; j "It is not believed that there is another office in the District service ; or the federal government with such ; a percentage of low salaries, while j a the salaries should run higher here ; s than in the course of ordinary gov- j j, ernment employment. The work is | _ of an extremely technical character j! and requires employes qualified by a k special course of education. This, of ! course, makes it impossible to secure ! the class of assistance the office I , shouiu nave. > i c WO WRITERS !ii LY MEETINGS : . k ? to obtain from Mr. Colby a state- J ment in defense of the charges so ' that it might be published along with b; the original accusations. The Secretary of State told the ! >* correspondents that his whole ob- ' ject in holding conferences with them T was to aid them in obtaining accurate 01 information and to co-operate in w furnishing international news to the 1,1 American public. He asked the cor- If respondents whether they thought Mr. Hanna's charges justified, and If. w C. McMillen, a correspondent of the ! ti New York Kvening Post, expressed I w the opinion that they were, but he added that he did not mean to im- ' T( pugn the Secretary's integrity nor j 1 to appear in the light of supporting the charges. I sc Mr. Hanna was not present at the | tl conference, but was represented by Mr. Todd, who left the meeting immediately after the Secretary an- m nounced that he and Mr. Hanna Would tt not be permitted to attend the gath- d< erings in the future. i M WHITE SOX MAY ADMIT PARI IN BISCANDAL lonfessions of at Least Two Are Looked For Within Next Few Days. /IAY INDICT SIX NOT ON T^E CHICAGO TEAM . 'rue Bills Expected Today Against Three on Other Clubs and Trio of Gamblers. i.v the Associated Press. CHICAGO, September 29.?Identity f nllecrd go-between* and gambler* rho bribed White So* player* tvns reenled in a ronfe**ioa made to the rand jury today by Claude "Getty" lilllam*, svho Joined Cicotte and aekxon in making a elean b re ant of he 1010 world aerlea frame-up. William* named "Sport" Sullivan, a lonton Rambler, and another Bonton rambler named Brown a* two of the irinelpnln in the deal. He aaid that he ecelved 910,(MMI for hi* part In throwng the nerie*. Five thousand dollar* f thia amount he gave to Jaeknon, he aid. William* naid he wa* nupponed to ret 920.IMM) and Jnck*on the name, but hat he reeelved only 910,000. half of rhieh be (rave Jaeknon. He ?a!d (IanIll told him that Bill Burn*, veteran ilteher, and Abe Attrll, former prise iirhter, were fixing It for the Sox (layer* to get glOOJIOO. The jury voted true bill* for Brown ind Sullivan. CHICAGO, September 29.?Further onfessions by some of the seven Vhite Sox players, who, with one ormer player, were indicted yesterlay in connection with the alleged hrowing of the 1919 world series, rill be made within a day or two. Aired S. Austrian, attorney for the ball lub, announced today. It has been umored that at least two of the even were anxious to supplement the onfessions of Eddie Cicotte and Joe aCKson witn tneir statements. True bills naming: three ball players lot members of the White Sox and hree gamblers were expected to be oted today by the grand jury. Memlers of the jury said this morning hey had sufficient evidence on which o base indictments. It was reported hat true bills against two National -eague players were being considered. Sayo Player* Oaly Tool*. The eight players indicted are "ap- I larently only tools of a gambling ing," according to Harry Brigham, oreman of the grand jury. The ramiications of this ring, he said, extend iverywhere that professional base ball s known. "I hope the cleansing process of thi* nvestigation will extend to all the ore spots in the sporting world." The grand jury, whose normal period >f office expires tomorrow, will be ontinued indefinitely to complete the lase ball investigation, he said. Portions of the confessions of Pitcher Sddie Cicotte and Outfielder Joe Jackon of the Chicago White Sox. revealed yesterday by court officials, were mplified ioday by further information rom court officers. Cicotte and Jackon did not make formal statements. ,s most of the jury proceedings were :ept se<>ret, especially as to developnents likely to involve other persons n legal proceedings. Get* t'opiea of Telegram*. Copies of telegrams sent prior to and uring the 1919 series by Hal Chase and till Burns, former major league players, ave been obtained by President Heyd>r for presentation to the grand Jury xl.'ty. John J. McCraw. manager of the Hants, also has been asked by the grand jry to appear today to tell about the Please of Hal Chase. L?e Magee and ieinie Zimmerman by the Giants last ear. Statements by several bail playrs in connection with the 1919 series c. J_ a 1 J,?l W.. ave involved i. nuse in uir urai l> v rhioh gamblers are said to have paid ight White Sox players to "lay down" 3 the Cincinnati Keds. ( irottf \awM Amount*. Cicotte, in his confession yesterday, >ld the jury that he understood the ight players were to get $S0.000, but iiat they were double-crossed by the amblers, and. so far as he knew, only riree, himself. Jackson and Williams# v*er received any money for throwing ie series. The amounts they were to ave received, ho said, were: Cicotte. pitcher, $lu,0o0; Claude Wilams. pitcher, $10,000: Charles Risberg, nortstop, $H?.00o; "Buck" Weaver, third tseman, $5,000: Joe Jackson, left fielder, >,000; ' Happy" Felsch, center fielder. >,000; "Chick" Oandil, former first baselan, $20,000; Fred McMullin, utility layer. $15,000. These were the men for which indict tents were returned. They were immediately suspended by harles A. Comiskey, president of the ut>, who apparently tnereoy tnrew way all chances of winning the Ameritn league pennant. rinitlr'a Confession. "Risberg. Gandil and McMulUn were t me for a week before the series tarted," Cicotte told the grand jury t his confession. "They wanted me to o crooked. 1 needed the money. 1 ad the wife and kids. They don't now this and I don't know what hey'll think. "I had bought a farm. There was a 4,000 mortgage. I paid that off with rooked money. ("The eight of us?ihe eight under idictnieni?got together in my room tree or four rtayv before the serie* tarted. Gandil was master of oer. mnies. We talked about throwing tne le series, and decided we could get way with it. We agreed to do it. "I was thinking of the wife ami ids, and how 1 needed the money. I }ld tliem 1 liaa IU u?*c uic ica-ou III dvance. I didn't want any checks, didn't want any promises. I wanted le money in bills before I pitched a all. "We all talked quite a while about Yes, all of us decided to do our est to throw the games to Cincinnati, hen Gandil and Jlc&fuIIin took us ail, lie by one. away from the others and e talked turkey. They asked me iy price. 1 told thvm $10,000, paid i advance. "ll was Oandil 1 was talking to- He anted t<> give me some money at the me, and the rest after the games ere played and lost. " 'Cash in advance, not C. O. D?* I .minded him. 'If you can't trust mu can't trust. you. Pay or I play ball.' "Well, the argument went on for ime days, but I stood pat. I wanted lat $10,000 and 1 got it. "How I wish that I had not! "The day before I went to Cinciniti I put it up to them squarely for le last time there would be nothing >lng unless 1 had the money. "That night I found the money