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INCREASED NUMBER
OF WOMEN WILL BE I
IN OFFICIAL POSJSj
I
Miss Mabel T. Boardman
Makes Prediction Before
City Club.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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FAIL SAYS REPORT
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District Surveyor's Warning <=
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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 :
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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.
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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

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