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Unsettled, probably showers to night and tomorrow; slightly warmer tomorrow: fresh winds. Temperature for 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. today. Highest. 68. at 3:30 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 53, at 12:30 a-m. today. Full report on Page 2. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 30 K_ OQ t)GQ Entered as second class matter °* post office Washington. D. C, RED SOX LEADING GRIFFMEN, 2 TO B, I END OF 4TH FRAME Walter ’ Johnson, Premier Hurler, Faces His Pet Jinx- L man in Opening Game. J. HARRIS’ TEXAS LEAGUER SENDS FOHLITES IN LEAD 'Washington Ace Holds Red-Hosed Opponents Hitlcss Until Third Frame, When O'Neill Singled. HOW THEY ST.ISD, c;..to W. 1.. Pet. Win. Lose. pUy. S\a»h no an .ftoo .nna .r.nn 4 ow tnrk. S 8 62 ..%87 .SS» .553 4 Line-op. ■WASHINGTON. BOSTON. HcNoely. of. 'William*. cf, ■S Harris, 2b. Wamby. 2b. Jtioe. rs. Veach, If. Goslin, If. Boone, rs. Judge, lb. J. Harris, lb, Bluege. 3b. Ezzell. 3b. Pock, ss. Lee. ss. Buel. c. O’Neill, c. Johnson, p. Ferguson, p. Umpires—Messrs. Connolly and Owens. BY JOHN n. KELLER. FKNVVAY PARK, BOSTON. Mass.. September 26.—Walter Johnson to day was assigned to pitch against the club that has been his pet jinx all season, the Red Sox, in the open ing game of the series that is ex pected to bring the American League pennant to the Nationals. The local club's hurling assign ment was drawn by Alex Ferguson, right-hander, who has been trouble some to the league leaders through out the campaign. It was Johnson's sixth start against the Rod Sox this season. In two games he was defeated and in two others he was forced to withdraw under fire and the responsibility for the loss of the contests passed to the other slabmen. Johnson’s only win over the Red Sox was registered in Washington early this month. FIRST INNING. WASHINGTON—McNeeIy fanned. S. | Harris popped to Lee. Rice lined to "Williams. No runs. BOSTON —Peck caught Williams’ low J liner. The third strike was called ' against Wamby. Wai h lifted to Gos- I lin. No runs. SECOND INNING. WASHINGTON—GosIin fled to Wil liams. Judge doubled to left. Hluege got a single on his slow bounder to third. Judge going to third. Peck let a third strike go by. Ruel rolled an | easy chance to Ferguson, who threw I l.irn out. No runs. BOSTON—Boone grounded out to ! Judge. S. Harris threw out J. Har- 1 ris. Ezzell fanned. No runs. THIRD INNING. WASHINGTON —Ezzell threw out; Johnson. McNeely (lied to Williams. ■ Harris fouled to O'Neil. No runs. BOSTON—Harris tossed out Lee. ; O'Neill got the first hit off Johnson, j a single to center. Ferguson fanned, j "Williams forced O'Neill, Peck to Har- j ris. No runs. FOFRTII INNING. WASHINGTON—Uicc flied to Veach. j Ooslin walked. Judge hit into a dou- j T»lt* play, Harris taking his grounder i and touching first, then Goslin was i run down; Lee to Harris. No runs. BOSTON—Wamby flied to Goslin. A'each singled past second. Boone singled to center, sending Veach to third. Harris knocked a Texas leaguer to center, scoring Veach, Boone stopped at second. Ezzell j forced J. Harris. Judge to Peck, | Boone taking third. Lee singled to left center, scoring ! Bocne and Kzzell went to third, i O'Neill popped to Harris near the foul line. Two runs. U.S. ATTORNEY NAMES TWO NEW ASSISTANTS Leo A. Rover and Raymond Neu decker to Be Aides to Pey ton Gordon. I I United States Attorney Gordon to- 1 day announced the appointment of Leo A. Rover and Raymond Neu rtc. kcr, local attorneys, as assistant United States attorneys for the Dis trict of Columbia. Mr. Rover suc ceeds Joseph H. Bilbrey, who resign ed some months ago, and Mr. Neu decker takes the place of Charles S. Baker, who severed his connections with the office yesterday. Mr. Rover is 36 years old and a yiative of Washington. He was edu cated at Gonzaga College and St. John’s College, where he took prizes Jn public speaking and debate. He was graduated from the law school of Georgetown University in 1910, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He has since been actively en gaged in the general practice of law. Mr. Rover is married and has three children. Mr. Neudecker was born in Ala bama and educated at Manchester. Tenn. He worked as a reporter on the Nashville Tennessean until 1915, when he matriculated in the law de partment at Vanderbilt University. He came to Washington in 1916 and continued his law studies until the United States entered the World War, when he enlisted in the Navy. Re turning to Washington after the tirmistic© Neudecker resumed his law course at Georgetown University, where he was graduated in 1920 and qvas admitted to the bar in October, 5920. Neudecker did special work for Washington newspapers and for a Lumber of out-of-town papers. He >s 28 years old and married. BANK MAN FOUND GUILTY. TORONTO, Ontario. September 26. Ocean G. Smith, former chief account ant of the defunct Home Bank of Canada, today was found guilty on the count charging negligence in con nection with filing of returns to the government. Sentence was deferred for one week. This is the first verdict in the sev eral charges to be tried against offl »ers and directors of the Home Bank, •which collapsed August 17, 192 J. , Mysterious Dupont Circle Tunnel Found Blocked Up During Night Residents Stirred by Subterranean Pas sages, Possibly Used by Spies, Boot leggers, Robbers—and Possibly Not! Hist? Mystery! Tons of it, includ ing German newspapers printed in language which is unmistakably Ger man. Subterranean corridors that lead nowhere—rusty hinges, rotten wood, tales of mysterious pools of water—Help! Murder! Police! When a heavily loaded truck de livering supplies to the Pelham Courts apartments, P street near Twenty first. crushed through several feet of earth a few days ago and left ex posed the dark corridors of an under ground chamber, one of Washington’s favorite masteries was revived, and today the whole city was seeking to unravel the problem. It is no new problem. Several years ago the same underground passageways were dis covered whfff the Pelham Courts Apartment was under construction, and the mystery was just as great then as it is today, if not greater. But that was ten years ago. This is today. COOUDGE STRIKES AT RAILOWNERSHIP Policy Would Make One Class Supreme, He Warns Phila delphia Audience. By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. ,September 26. President Coolidge commemorated the 150th anniversary of the meeting of the First Continental Congress here j last night with an appeal that people ’’resist the encroachments on the Constitution written here by our fathers.” These encroachments, the President said, are found today in proposals for Government ownership of railroads i and for limitation of the powers of | the Supreme Court. The President drew vigorous ap j plause when he warned that “if we I wish to maintain what our fathers j here established, we shall do well to I leave the people in the ownership of their property, in control of their Government, and under the protection of their courts.” Cheered by Thousand.. Mr. Coolidge drove through lanes of cheering citizens to and from the I hall where he spoke. The visit, how ] ever, was brief, the President arriv ing shortly before the hour set for j him to speak and returning to the j train for the trip back to Washington | immediately upon conclusion of the exercises in the Acaderqy of Music. Reviewing at some length the early i history of the Nation, the President j declared in connection with the meet ■ ings of the First Continental Con : gress that “if we could better under i stand what they said and did to I establish our free institutions, we | should be less likely to be misled \ by the misrepresentations and argu- I mnnts of the hour.” ' Assailing the suggestion for Gov ernment ownership of railroads as uneconomic, Mr. Coolidge declared that "in a republic like ours the peo ple are the Government, and if they cannot secure perfection in their own economic life, it is altogether im probable that the Government can secure it for them.” Such owner ship, he asserted, would result in an increase in the taxes paid by farmers of from 3 to 40 per cent. "With railways and public utilities under public control,” the President continued, "the domination of a group would be so firmly intrenched in the whole direction of our Gov ernment, that the privilege of citi zenship for the rest of the people would consist largely in the payment of taxes.” On the question of curtailing the power of the courts, the President warned that unless the "integrity of the courts” can be maintained as a guarantee of the protection of the in dividual’s rights, "any kind of ty ranny may follow.” Knll text of President Owlltfe'* speech trill be found on page 3. KILLED ON COOLIDGE TRAIN. Brakeman Hit by Baltimore Bridge Support, Officials Think. BALTIMORE, Md., September 26. The Coolidge Special, taking Presi dent Coolidge and his party from Philadelphia to Washington last night, was halted in Baltimore when M. D. Plalne, a brakeman, was killed as the train reached the Harford ave nue overhead bridge on the Baltimore and Ohio tracks. PUine was knocked from the train and almost decapitated. The train was going about 45 miles an hour. Officials of the Baltimore and Ohio road said he probably was leaning from the side of the train and was struck by one of the bridge supports. FLOODS SWEEP ITALY; FIVE KILLED IN HOUSE Water Causes Collapse of Struct ure—Widespread Damage Is Reported. By the Asoriited Pres*. ROME, September 26.—Great dam age Is being wrought by floods, fol lowing in the wake of storms, throughout northern Italy, especially along the Lago Magglore and the Upper Adige River. Overflowing rivers and streams have caused landslides, have carried stones and trees for many miles, have tom up roads and have crushed nu merous bridges and houses. At one, town along the Adige the waters caused the collapse of a house in which five persons were killed. The waters of the Logo Maggiore have risen two meters, giving many of the towns of the vicinity a Vene tian aspect. At some places the tor rential streams have brought Into the towns huge masses of tangled debris from the forest. At Connobio the pa tients had to be hurriedly removed from a hospital which was threaten ed with destruction. A church was destroyed—at Con aobie. Uht fecnitm Skf. V> J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION V-/ WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1924-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. The plot became considerably thick er today. Following reports that the cave, cavern, underground chamber, murderers’ den, spies, hang-out. boot leggers’ rendezvous or whatever suits your fancy, had been rediscovered yesterday, a brave little band of pho tographers and newspaper men jour neyed there today. Immediately, as said before, the plot began to thicken. Last night. In the stilly hours of enshrouding darkness, unidentified hands with a dark motive and super human strength worked feverishly in the eerie caverns and the entrance to the most creepy of all the myriad of tunnels was completely filled in with fresh earth. YVhen the janitor of a nearby apart ment house saw just how thirk the plot was hie hair promptly lost its natural curl, and he left the dark labyrinth so precipitately that he nearly dropped a (Continued on Rage 2, Column 5.) WEI ANDAMAN PLANKSAOOPTED New York Democrats Want Light Wine, Beer —G. 0. P. “Corruption” Hit. By the Associated Press. SYRACUSE. N. Y., September 26.—. A vigorous denunciation of the Ku Klux Klan and demand for modifica tion of the Volstead act to permit sale of light wines and beer were the salient features of the Democrat is platform adopted at the Slate convention today. In naming the Ku Klux Klan, ref erence was made to the pledge of the national Democratic platform to "de fend and maintain the constitutional liberties of all citizens, of all races, of all classes and of all religions,” and continues, ’’We unequivocally condemn the Ku Klux Klan. It seeks to subject the sovereign state to the will and wishes of its own invisible empire. It further seeks to create intolerance by secret appeal and masked attack against particular classes based on race, religion or color. Its objects and its activities are diametrically opposed to the fun damental principle upon which our Government was founded and to the liberal principles of the Democratic party.” Hits G. O. P. Corroptlna. "Republican corruption” in Wash ington was attacked with particular reference to the oil disclosures, and the Fordney-Mct'umher tariff act. There was also included a plank favoring extension of the soldiers’ bonus law to "provide for the depend ents of men who gave their lives over seas for our country.” The platform Insists that Congress enact "such modification of the Vol stead act as shall legalize, subject to approval of the people of the State of New York, the use of beer and light wines.’’ The Issue of the campaign, asserts the plaftorm, is "honesty in Govern ment.” "The Republican leaders,” it contin ues, “want the electorate to forget the astounding revelations of Republican corruption. They want the Nation to forget that the Republican candidate for President presided over the Senate and sat with the cabinet while the sick and wounded veterans of the World War were neglected and mis treated. and while millions of public funds appropriated for their benefit were stolen and squandered. Oil Issue Retried. "The Republican leaders want* the people to forget that their national candidate, though fully informed, re mained silent while the nation's price less naval oil reserves set aside for national defense, were secretly and corruptly turned over to the favored capitalists for exploitation.” Asserting that "Mr. Coolidge was not big enough to pass a single im portan tadministration measure.” the platform declares that "general chaos was prevented only by, constructive Democratic leadership.” The platform favors development of a State-owned water power, restora tion of the direct primary for the nomination of all elective officers, legislation prohibiting the issuance of an injunction in labor disputes "with out reasonable notice and without first having a hearing to establish the facts,” a 48-hour week for wom en and minors in industry, a mini mum wage board In the Department of Labor with power to recommend a living wage for women and chil dren, child welfare legislation and removal of unjust discriminations against women. William Church Osborn, in his ad dress as permanent chairman of the convention, attacked what he termed that "flagrant corruption” of the Re publican national administration, and declared that if John W. Davis was elected President he would be “neither cool or cautious.” "Mr. Davis can and will strike the heavy blows of the true leader,” Mr. Osborn said. “His Western trip proves that he can charm and draw men to his way, but he is a courageous lead er and a winner and his force will bring to accomplishment the princi ples he advocates.” Pralae (or Smith. The speaker contrasted the ad minstration at Washington and at Albany. “In the capital of this State there has been a clear-toned integrity throughout the administration," he said. “No one can deny that A1 Smith Is a stout two-handed fighter, but he has so conducted himself that his heaviest blows have left no bitter ness, because he has ever been just. H«s has been, indeed, a fighter with out bitterness and a friend without favorites.” The convention was called to order at 12:37 o’clock, standard time, today for its concluding session. The pro ceedings were more than an hour and a half late in getting under way. The session gave promise of de veloping into a ratification meeting, due to the absence of opposition to (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) ' 1 TCHUCHERIN HOLDS OUT OLIVE BRANCH TO UNITEDSTATES Compromise, Permitting Rec ognition of Soviet, Declared Within Reach. ——— ANGLO-RUSSIAN ACCORD CITED AS CASE IN POINT Hughes Servant of Capitalists, But That No Bar to Agreement, Says Foreign Minister. i / Bv the Assori,|rd Prrs,. t MOSCOW, September 26. — A1l the facta indicate that a compromise be tween the interests of the United States and the Ru*ian Soviet government is to be desired, and that it is quite within ' | reach, Foreign Minister Tchitcherin of j Russia declared today in a belated re- I ply to the pronouncement of American policy toward Russia made by Secre- I tary of State Hughes. The Russian foreign secretary, in a carefully prepared 2.500-word interview with the Rosta Agency, bristling with | argumentation, but marked by polite but emphatic language, set forth the Rus sian point of view on Russo-American relations and, according to the inter pretation placed upon his declarations j by many persons here, held out the olive branch to the United States. Compromise In Reach. “From the fact that the Soviet gov j eminent serves the interests of the la | boring masses and the Government of j j Secretary Hughes serves the interests of , American capitalists.” XL Tchitcherin said, “it does not follow that a com promise between the two governments is not possible. On the contrary, all the j facts indicate that such a compromise is to be desired, and that it is quite j within reach.” Concerning Russia's debt to the United States, the Russian foreign minister declared that his govern ment had already offered to negotiate with Washington respecting this question. He cited the recently concluded Angio-Russian treaty as j showing that "it is quite possible to ' make indemnity agreements with 1 other states which will prove profit- I able to both sides.” I Traces Hughes’ Record. M. Tchitcherin contends that the argument of Secretary Hughes re- I garding the irreconcilability of the j economic policies of Soviet Russia and the United Slates is without j basis, adding; "The Anglo-Rusoian I agreement proves that despite the j wide difference between the economic I systems of Kngland and Russia, it ' was possible to reach an agreement j on a basis of equality. It apparently j does not enter Mr. Hughes’ head that 1 such .an agreement between the j United States and Russia Is possible." | : The Russian official gives a detailed 1 sketch of Mr. Hughes' career, at- j j tempting to show that he rose to j j power by serving American banking , and capitalistic interests as opposed to the interests of workingmen. He says that Mr. Hughes’ present policy in regard to Russia and its population is in full consonance with his past activity. New Threat Seeu to Raaala. M. Tchitcherin accuses Mr. Hughes of being the leader in a movement of world imperialists against soviet Russia and the colonial people of the world, the chief object of which, he | says, is the annihilation of Soviet Russia. “While Mr. Hughes is delivering pacifist speeches,“ the Soviet minister continues, “the imperialists with his aid are carrying on bloody activities in China and Georgia. Despite the failure of their policy toward soviet Russia there is ground for believing that a new attempt at intervention and economic blockage of Russia will be made by imperialists in the near failure of their policy toward Soviet future. The recent statement of Mr. Hughes against Soviet Russia bears witness to this.’’ HUGHES IS SILENT. State Department at Present Has No Comment on Overture. Statements of the Russian Soviet foreign minister, said to be in answer to expositions by Secretary Hughes of the attitude of the Washington | Government toward the Russian problem, were received in silence at the State Department today. No au thorized comment was available. It was assumed that the reply was directed at the restatement of Rus sian policy made by Secretary Hughes in a pamphlet discussing foreign re lations and prepared by him as a sup plement to the Republican campaign text book, FRENCH SIGN CLAIMS TREATY WITH MEXICO By the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY. September 26.—A convention providing for settlement of claims by French citizens against Mexico for damages suffered in con sequence of revolutionary activities from 1910 to 1920 has been signed by Jean Perier, French Minister, and Al berto Pani, Mexican secretary of the treasury. A claims commission, consisting of a neutral umpire and a representative of each country, will bo set up, the members to be selected within two months after ratification of the con vention by the French and Mexican Senates. The length of the commis sion's life is not fixed, hut it is not expected to exceed five years. STRIKE GROWS SERIOUS. PATERSON, N. J. t September 26. Every available police officer in Paterson came on emergency strike duty at 7 o’clock today and Turn Hall was closed and guarded in a successful effort to prevent striking silk work ers from meeting. In police recorders court 150 per sona who have been arrested in the past few days were arraigned on charges of obstructing sidewalks. Some were dismissed for faulty.war rants, others were given minor sus pended sentences. The same charges will be brought against 41 strike ; sympathizers who were arrested last night during rioting.. I NOT AESOP’S DOG. U. S. PROBE BEGUN IN PHILADELPHIA % Attorney General Investi gates Alleged Corruption on Orders From Coolidge. President Coolidge has turned over to Attorney General Stone for investiga tion the charges of the law Enforce ment League of Philadelphia that there i is “political corruption all down the line j in Pennsylvania by Federal office hold -1 ers." j Attorney General Stone immedi i ately telegraphed William R. Nichol ; son, jr., secretary of the Law En j forcement League of Philadelphia, j asking that responsible officers cf I the league confer with him relative j to charges made by Mr. Nicholson. | ' ( wiMge'l Help Asked. I The charges were made in a mes : sage to the President yesterday by i William R, Nicholson, jr., secretary j of the league, in which the President ! was asked to intervene in the con i' troversy between Mayor Kendrick 'and his director of public safety. Brig. | Gen. Smediey D. Butler. Mr. Coolidge has given no indica i tlon that he will intervene in this controversy. Charges made hy the league, however, were given consid eration today and placed in the hands of the Department of Justice with an accompanying letter. Basis Not Yet Feud. Mr. Stone announced that he wa-s making a thorough investigation of the complaint and is prepared “to take such appropriate action as the facts may warrant." Meanwhile, he ; added, he is awaiting the conference with the officers of the league. The Attorney General already has given some study to the charges, which heretofore have been made in Philadelphia, and it was said he has not found a basis for them. He de clared today, however, that he de sired to have any farts that Mr. Nicholson or other officers of the Law- Enforcement League may have in their possession, and asserted he would deal with the situation thus shown. 810 SCANDAL HINTED. President Asked to Avert Disgrace to Philadelphia. By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. September 2S.— The statement of the Law Enforcement League made in a telegram to Presi dent Coolidge that it “possesses signed documentary evidence charging politi -1 cal corruption all down the line in the i Stale of Pennsylvania by Federal of ficeholders and that it is the worst spot in the Union," Is being Investi gated hy United States Attorney Gen eral Stone by direction of the Presi dent, according to information given out here. The telegram to the President was sent in an effort to have him avert the reported threatened dismissal by Mayor Kendrick of Gen. Smedley D. Butler as dirfector of public safety. Simp Seids Reply. It was forwarded on Wednesday in anticipation of the President’s visit to Philadelphia yesterday to speak at the one hundredth and fiftieth anniversary of the meeting of the First Conti nental Congress. The telegram said that the evidence the league possessed was “not pub licly known to date, but the removal of Director Butler, whom you enabled j to come here, will necessitate the I publication by this organization as | our duty to the Nation. The docu- I ment is signed by one of the highest officials in your administration. You alone can save Philadelphia from further disgrace and humiliation. Will you act to avert this calamity when you come to Philadelphia?” In response to this, C. Bascom Slemp, the President's secretary, sent a telegram to William R. Nicholson, jr., secretary of the league, stating that the President “Is directing the Attorney General to investigate the charges to which you refer.” The league also received a .tele gram from Attorney General Stone, in which he suggested that the respon sible officers of the organization con fer with him at an early date. The league directors are to hold a (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) VERMONT NOMINEE DIES. MORRISVILLE, Vt, September 2«. —Howard E. Shaw of Stowe, Demo cratic candidate for Governor of Ver mont. died early today of infantile paralysis. He had been 111 since Sun day. Dead Sea’s Potash Deposit May Pay Great Dividends By the Associated Preee. • JERUSALEM, September 26. Recent investigations indicate that the Dead Sea may become the greatest financial asset of the gov ernment of Palestine. It has been found that the waters of the sea contain a very’ strong precipitate of potash which, by a simple process, can be extracted at an expense of about Jo a ton. In cluding transportation charges and governmental tax, the product can be delivered at the port of Haifa at a cost of JIS a ton. it is estimated, against the price or 130 now obtaining for potash in Europe. WAR ON 1U SURE, JAPANESEWARNEO Quasi-Official Tokio Organ Urges Immediate Prepara tions for Conflict. Editor's Note—For the psert three .ear. Junlse B Wood hae heen chief of staff of the Far East crorrespondente of The Star and the Chicago Daily News with head quarters In Tokio. He is temporarily in the United States, on home serrire. and his Interpretation of events in the parts of the world where he has been stationed recently hare attracted wide attention. BY JUXII’S B. WOOD. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, September 26.—A ringing appeal to the Japanese na tion to immediately prepare for a war with the United States is made in a series of articles by Tajira Katakura which have been published in the Japanese diplomatic review, a quasi official organ of Japan. Copies of the August 15 number containing the conclusions drawn from five preced ing articles have just arrived in the United States and been translated into English by one of the few non- Japanese residents of this country’ who cam read the language of Nippon. The Diplomatic Review is not a government publication, though of ficials frequently use it to express the administration policy on national issues. Several deletions made by the censor In the present article in dicate that though the Japanese- gov ernment may not indorse all of the program, it is not averse to the cre ation of a public sentiment favorable , to a war with the United States. Pl«n I prising in India. The preliminaries for this war, as outlined In the preceding chapters, in clude the fomenting of an uprising in India, so that none of England's re sources will be available for possi ble assistance to the United States. The context of the deletions in the concluding installment suggest that the suppressed portions refer to India, indicating that the authorities either (Continued on Rage 5, Column 5.) - - -■ -- ' - ■ ’ =-! |i COMING! A NEW FEATURE! j * . „ II 1 I ... . . II ! Believing that it is better to give a rose to the living than a wreath to the dead, The Evening Star announces a series of daily i Editorial Page Articles by illustrious authors dealing with the high lights of other interesting, well known careers. i' You Will Like These Instructive Articles! George Ade, Julian Street, Booth Tarkington and Charles Hanson Towne are a few of the famous writers who are going to make this feature one of the most brilliant ever published in the history of American journalism. • I DON’T MISS THE FIRST ONE TO BE PUBLISHED f NEXT MONDAY IN The Evening Star i ROOSEVELT QUITS NAVAL POST HERE . G. 0. P. Nojninee for New I York Governor Tells Cool idge State Is Won. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who yes terday was chosen by the Republican State convention at Rochester. N. Y., as the party's candidate for governor, tendered his resignation personally j to the President today as Assistant j Secretary of the Navy. Col. Roosevelt, in making this an- | nouncement after seeing President I Coolidge at the White House, said he ; will submit his resignation in a for- j mal manner later in the day. He said j it is' to take effect immediately, and j that he will leave Washington to night for his home in Oyster Bay, where he will make his speech of ac ceptance next Wednesday, after which he will enter immediately upon an ac- ; live campaign. Sees Coolidge Victory. During his brief informal talk with the President today. Col. Roosevelt j told the latter that New York State ! will give him an unparalleled ma- | jority next November, and that the | entire Republican State ticket would | bo elected. He said the people of ! New York State have some idea of what the present administration has done in bringing about prosperity, and besides, they have absolute con fidence in Coolidge, and they will vote in November to keep him in the White House. Col. Roosevelt came to the White House directly from the station. He appeared greatly elated over the j action of the Rochester convention, I and said he was fully aware of the | great honor the party had conferred upon him and that he was grateful and would do everything within his power and ability to show this. He was with the President only a few minutes, but returned two hours later to pose with the latter in the rear j grounds of the White House for a photograph. Sorer for Not Named. The matter of a successor to CoL Roosevelt as assistant secretary of the Navy was not discussed. As Col. Roosevelt was leaving the executive office he was greeted by an old friend, Col. Edward A, Simmons, of the Officers’ Reserve Corps of the Army, a New York publisher, who congratulated him, and while shak ing hands with the colonel placed a folded check for a substantial sum in the latter's hand, explaining as he did so, that it was for the campaign Col. Simmons had been standing to one side while Col. Roosevelt was talking to newspapermen, and during this wait filled in the check. President and Mrs. Coolidge and those who accompanied them to Philadelphia, where the President made an address at exercises com memorating the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the First Conti nental Congress, arrived back in Washington at 12:35 this morning. The President and Mrs. Coolidge and Frank W. Stearns, who is a house (Continued on Page 4. Column 1.) ! “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” The Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi | tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers arc printed. Yesterday’s Circulation, 95,853 N. DAKOTA TANGLE OVER ELECTORS IS VITAL TO COOLIDGE Court Action or Agreement Needed to Give President Straightout Ticket. LA FOLLETTE HAS EDGE IN CONVICTION of many Non-Partisan League for Pro gressive, But Is Partly Split. G. 0. P. Complains of Neglect. RV fi, GOT LD UJiCOtV, Staff Correspondent of Th» filar. FARGO, N. P., September 2fi.—Out of an intricate maze, the people of Pakota are at length aprroaWiljytf some kind of an arrangement wiilt-S will determine who are to be the *'oolidge presidential electors, and who are to be the La Follette elec tors. and what is to be their respec tive places on the ballot. Until these questions are finally settled, either through court action, j or through agreement, it is exceed ingly difficult to make prediction how the election will turn out. The presidential electors for the Republican party were chosen by a vote of the people last spring. So were the Democratic electors. It so happens that four out of five of the Coolidge electors so chosen are out j and-out supporters of La Follette. j and if elected in November would icast four of the electoral votes of j the State for La Follette. Demand New Electors, j There was a demand after the can j didacy of La Follette for the presi dency was announced in July that these La Follette supporters he dropped from the ticket and that Coolidge supporters be put in their places. It seems a reasonable de i mand. In fact, many of the La Fol | lette supporters in the State concur red in it. They want a straight-out fight, with the I.a Follette electors in a group by themselves on the ballot. For one reason or another, the La Follette campaign managers in the State post poned and evaded the issue. The four La Follette electors on the Republican ticket tendered their resignations. But these were held up by the La Fol lette managers, F. A. Vogel, the La Follette State chairman, and Roy Frazier, the Non-Partisan League chairman. Negotiations to bring about an ad justment of the difficulty, conducted with the La Follette managers by rep resentatives of Republican National Committeeman Harrison Garnett failed, and last Monday the Rcpubli- I cans filed suits in the State Supreme | Court to have the La Follette sup- I porters removed from the Republican Ticket and to replace them with bona fide Coolidge supporters. The court \ will hear argument in these suits next 1 Monday. Filed New Names at Capital. | In order to make sure that Repub- I Lean electors and La Follette electors i should appear on the ballots. lists of | such electors were filed yesterday in i Bismarck, the State capital. The time in which these lists could be filed un der the law expired at 5 p.m. Under these petitions, however, both the Coolidge and the La Follette electors would go in the independent column. along with the Farmer-Labor electors for Candidate Foster. On high authority, I learned today that fresh negotiations looking to a | settlement of these troubles out of j court were under way, and the pre diction was made that in the end that four La Follette electors would he withdrawn and Coolidge electors sub stituted for them, and at the same time the La Follette electors, brack eted together, would be placed in the Independent column, but if these new negotiations fail, then the matter will he determined by the court. Non-Partisans Are Split. Due to the position which the Non- Partisan League holds in politics in North Dakota, probably no such mixed situation exists politically in any of the other States. The leaguers are supporting La Follette. But the league itself is divided into factions. A. G. Sorlie. the nominee of the Non- Partisan League for governor, was for a time suspected of not standing four-square for La Follette. It was charged in some quarters that he hoped for Republican votes by keep ing his mouth shut. A group of leaguers, ardent sup porters of La Follette. met on Tues day in Jamestown and voted to file petitions for the nomination of Wil liam' Lemke, defeated candidate for governor in 1922. The same group voted to file petitions for the nom ination of an independent list of La Follette electors. The nomination of Lemke meant disaster to the Non-Partisan Stale ticket ’ and also to the La Follette ticket in the national election.. It did not take Sorlie long to announc.- ' that he was ‘TOO per cent for La Fol lette and always had been.” Having smoked out Mr Sorlie, Mr. Lemke and his friends were apparently satisfied. Lemke himself told me he would not run for governor, admitting that with two candidates in the field the Non- Partisan LUeaguers could not hope for victory against the Fusion ticket, headed by Halvor Halverson for gov ernor. Nothing in It for Him. As he put it whimsically, “what good would it do me to run ahead of Sorlie, if I ran second to Halver son?” But Mr. Lemke’s friends went ahead and filed the petitions, signed by the necessary 300 voters, to put Lemke in nomination, should, in the next few weeks, it become desirable for him to run. While this breach in the Non-Parti san ranks—and it may be said also in the Follette ranks —has been healed to ail appearances, Fusionists and Republicans are expecting to benefit through the soreness which may follow the Jamestown meeting, with Its denunciation of Sorlie. They believe the result will be to better the chances for the election of Hal verson as governor and the Coolidgc- Dawes electors. The situation so far as the Repub licans are concerned is not entirely satisfactory from the harmony point of view. In the first place, bad feel- . (Continued on Page a, Column 4.) Radio Programs—Page 38. TWO CENTS.