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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.in. today. Full report on Page 2. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 30 ■v’ <>co Entered 45 second class mallei No. jy,.500. post office Washington. D C. BOSTON DEFEATS GRIFFMEN, 2 TO 1, FERGUSON PUZZLES Red Sox Right-Hander Gets Verdict Over Johnson and Marberry in Mound Duel. J. HARRIS’ TEXAS LEAGUER SENDS FOHLITES IN LEAD Washington Ace Holds Red-Hosed Opponents Hitless Until Third Frame. When O'Neill Singled. HI JOHN R. KKIiLKR. KEN WAV PARK. BOSTON. Mass.. F [ t(mt>i r 26.—Boston Red Sox defeat ed the Griffmen. 2 to 1, here in the first jiame of their four-game series today in n pitchers' battle between Walter John s'n. Washington ace, and Alex Fergu t-on right-hander of the Fohlites. FIRST INNING. WASHINGTON —McNeely fanned. S. Harris pepped to Lee. Rice lined to Williams. No runs. BOSTON —Peck caught Williams’ low Jiner. The third strike was called against Warn by. Veach lifted to Gos lin. No runs. SECOND INNING. Washington— Goslin tied to wil liams. Judge doubled to left. Bluege 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 him out No runs. BOSTON—Boone grounded out to Judge. S. Harris threw out J. Har ris. Ezzdl fanned. No runs. THIRD INNING. WASHINGTON—EzzeII threw out Johnson. McNeely stied to Williams. Harris fouled to O'Neil. No runs. BOSTON—Harris tossed out Lee. O'Neill gut the first hit off Johnson, a single to center. Ferguson fanned. Williams forced O'Neill, Peck to Har ris. No runs. FOURTH INNING. WASHINGTON —Rice flied to Veach. Goslin walked. Judge hit into a dou ble play, Harris taking his grounder and touching first, then Goslin was run down; Lee to Harris. No runs. BOSTON—Wamby flied to Goslin. Veach singled past second. Boone singled to center, sending Veach to third. Harris knocked a Texas leaguer to center, scoring Veach, Boone stopped at second. Kzzell forced J. Harris, Judge to Peck, Boone taking third. Lee singled to left center, scoring Borne and Kzzell went to third. O'Neill popped to foul line. Two runs. FIFTH INNING. WASHINGTON Lee tossed out Bluege. Peck singled to left. Ruel let the third strike go by. Johnson was hit on his left elbow. Ferguson threw out McNeely. No runs. BOSTON—Ferguson fanned. Johnson tossed out Williams. Wamby fouled to Ruel, who had to go to the dugout to make the catch. No runs. SIXTH INNING. WASHINGTON —The third strike was tailed on Harris. Rice flied to Williams. O’Neili dropped Goslin’s high foul and was charged with an error. Ferguson knocked down Gos lin's bounder and tossed him out. No runs. BOSTON —Veach singled to right. Boone flied to McNeely. Harris went back on the grass for J. Harris' high one. Kzzell singled to center, send ing Veach to third. Harris tossed out Bee. No runs. SEVENTH INNING. WASHINGTON—-Judge popped to Wamby. Wamby threw out Bluege. Veach backed against the terrace in left field for Peck's liner. No runs. BOSTON—O'NeiII walked. Fergu son fanned for the third time. Wil liams fouled to Judge. Peck went back in the grass for Wamby's high nne. No runs. EIGHTH INNING. WASHINGTON—RueI, with a three and two count on him, singled to left. Be ibo Id batted for Johnson and forced Ruel. Ferguson to Lee. Befler batted for McNeely and doubled over Veach's h ad in left center, scoring Leibold. Wamby threw out S. Harris, Befler taking third. Rice popped to J. Harris Rear the box. One run. BOSTON—Beibold went to center field and Marberry to pitch for Washington. Veach singled to .center. Boone flied to Goslin in short left. J. Harris forced Veach. Peck to Harris. Kzzell fanned. No runs. NINTH INNING. WASHINGTON —Bee threw out Gos lin. Wamby tossed out Judge. Bluege singled to deep short. Peck knocked a Texas leaguer to right, sending Bluege to third. Peck was thrown out trying to steal second, O'Neil to W T amby to J. Harris. No runs. 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 sectary of the treasury. A claims commission, consisting of a neutral umpire and a representative of each country, will be 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, but it is not expected to exceed five years. STRIKE GROWS SERIOUS. PATERSON, N. J., 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 sons 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 j s inpathirers who were arrested last * (light during rioting. r | BOX SCORE I WASHINGTON AO. It. 11. O. A. E. McNeely, cf .*1 O O l s O O Marberry, p O O O O O • O S. Harris. 2b 4 O (1 4 it D 11 Rice, rs 4 O O O O O i (loslin. If ;i O O :t O O I Judge; lb 4 O I « 1 O Bluege. 3b 4 O U O O O Peck, as 4 O i 2 :« - D > Ruel. c 4 0 17 0 0 Johnson, p * I O O O I D Leibold, cf I I O O O O Lefler I O 1 O O O Totals itit “T 7 UT 7 O L, Her batted for McNeely in the eighth Inning. ‘ BOSTON I ! Alt. It. 11. «. a. e. Williams, cf 4 O O I O O Wamby. 2b 4 O O M « O I Veach. If 4 1- O O Boone, rs 4 I 1 O O O J. Harris, lb 4 O 1 I- I « Ezzeil, 3b 4 O I O 1 O j Lee, ss. .*5 O I - it O I O’Neill, c 12 O I •”» 1 I ; • j Ferguson, p Jl O O O 4 O Totals.. ;T7 12 « 13 I i SCORE BY INNINGS j Washington O O O O O O O I O— I (Boston O O O 12 O O O O x- SS j SUMMARY I Two-base hits—Judge. I.effler. Hit by pitcher—By Ferguson «John- j 1 Double play—J. Harris to Lee. *•>" »• j Left on bases—Washington. -4; Bos- Struck out—By Johnson. 4s by Fergu j ton. B. son. 4. ; Bases on balls Off Johnson, t; off Umpires Messrs. Connolly and Ferguson, 1. i Owens. PITCH HOLDS j DDF OLIVE BRANCH j TOUNITEDSTATES Compromise, Permitting Rec ognition of Soviet, Declared Within Reach. S ; i By th* Associated Press. ■ ) MOSCOW. September 26.—A1l the ’ ■ facts indicate that a compromise be ’ | tween the interests of the United States and the Ru-ssian Soviet government is j to be desired, and that it is quite within , reach, Foreign Minister Tchitcherin of Russia declared today in a belated re ' ply to the pronouncement of American policy toward Russia made by Secre h“ffiry of State Hughes. The Russian foreign secretary, in a I carefully prepared 2.500-word interview ; i with the Rosta Agency, bristling with 1 I argumentation, but marked by polite but | j emphatic language, set forth the Kus | sian point of view on Russo-American i | relations and. according to the inter > ! pretation placed upon his declarations ’ j by many persons here, held out the olive i branch to the United States. Compromise in Reach. "From the fact that the Soviet gov * ; eminent serves the interests of the la ’ boring masses a_nd the Government of ' j Secretary Hughes serves the interests of I American capitalists," M. Tchitcherin ’ I said, “it does not follow that a com | promise between the two governments is I not possible. On the contrary, all the : j facts indicate that such a compromise j is to be desired, and that it is quite | within reach.” Concerning Russia's debt to the 1 United States, the Russian foreign i minister declared that his govern , i ment had already offered to negotiate with Washington respecting this i question. He cited the recently i concluded Anglo-Russian treaty as i showing that "it is quite possible to 'make "indemnity agreements with other states which will prove profit | able to both sides." Trace* Hughes’ Record. ; M. Tchitcherin contends that the argument of Secretary Hughes re garding the irreconcilability of the I economic policies of Soviet Russia ' and the United States is without i basis, adding: "The Anglo-Russian 1 agreement proves that despite the i wide difference between the economic ; systems of England and Russia, it I was possible to reach an agreement !cn a basis of equality. It apparently i does not enter Mr. Hughes' head that ‘ such an agreement between the j United States and Russia is possible." ] The Russian official gives a detailed i sketch of Mr. Hughes' career, at | tempting to show that he rose to power by serving American banking and capitalistic interests as opposed . to the interests of workingmen. He 1 ' (Continued on I'age 2, Column 1.) Mysterious Dupont Circle Tunnel I Found Blocked Up During Night 1 Residents Stirred by Subterranean Pas j sages 9 Possibly Used by Spies , Boob loggers, Robber 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' I 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 mysteries 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 when 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 today. jr • mhe Mtienhm puts. V y J V y WITH SUNDAY HORNING EDITION V-/ WASHINGTON. D. €., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2(i, 1924 -FORTY-ElflHT PAPES.. |WET AND ANTI-KEAN PUNKS adopted: |New York Democrats Want; I Light Wine, Beer —G. 0. P. ! “Corruption” Hit. — Ry (lie Associited Press. SYRACUSE, N. Y.. September 26.—• j A vigorous denunciation of the Ku Klux Klan and demand for modifica- j tion of the Volstead act to permit j sale of light wines and beer were j the salient features of the Democrat- | is platform adopted at the Slate | convention today. In naming the Ku Klux Klan, ref- I 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. l of all classes and of all religions,” j and continues, “We unequivocally j condemn the Ku Klux Klan. It seeks ; to subject the sovereign state to the 1 will and wishes of its own empire. It further seeks to create j intolerance by secret appeal and i masked attack against particular 1 classes based on race, religion or j 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. Corruption. "Republican corruption” in Wash- 1 ington was attacked with particular | reference to the oil disclosures, and ! the Fordney-McCumher tariff act. There was also included a plank i favoring extension of the soldiers’ ; bonus law to “provide for the depend- j ents of men who gave their lives over seas for our country.” The platform insists that Congress ! enact “such modification of the Vol- j stead act as shall legalize, subject to | approval of the people of the State of j New York, the use of beer and light 1 wines." The issue of the campaign, asserts j the plaftorm, is “honesty in Govern- i ment.” “The Republican leaders.” it contin- j 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 j and sat with the cabinet while the i sick and wounded veterans of the I World War were neglected and mis- j 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 I candidate, though fully informed, re- j mained silent while the nation's price- i less naval oil reserves set aside for ■ natioflal defense, were secretly and | corruptly turned over to the favored ! apitalists for exploitation.” Asserting that “Mr. Coolidge was (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) The plot became considerably thick er today. Following reports that the cave, cavern, underground chamber, I murderers’ den, spies, hang-out, boot- j loggers’ rendezvous or whatever suits your fancy, had been rediscovered yesterday, a t>rave little band of pho tographers and newspaper men Jour neyed there today. Immediately, as said before, the I 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 the entrance to the most creepy of all the myriad of tunnels was completely filled In with fresh earth. When the Janitor of a nearby apart ment house saw Just how thick 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 Page 2, Column 5.J * YANKEES LEADING ATHLETICS, 5 TOO, in rim INNING Game Goes Scoreless for Four Innings, Then Errors Pave Way to Runs. GRAY OPPOSES PENNOCK AT OPENING OF SERIES Pitches Fine Game Until Team mates Falt(ir and Miscues Pre cede Dugan’s Double. I.ine-l p. NEW YOKE. PHILADELPHIA. I Witt, cf. Hate. 3b. ; Dugan. 3b, Lamar, If. Ruth, If. Miller, rs. ! Pipp, lb. Hauaer. Ib. | Meuiet, rs. Simmon*, cf. I Ward. 2b. Dyke*. 2b. I Scott, is Galloway, is, | Bengough. c. Parkins, c. I Pannock. p. Gray. p. | Umpires—Messrs. Nallin, Holmes and Dineen. I Special Dispatch to The Star. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. September I 26.—The Yankees were leading the Athletics. 5 to 0, in the sixth inning I this afternoon. Alack selected Sam Gray, who has I tripped the Yankees more than once I this year, to pitch the opener, while j Huggins’ choice was Herb Pennock. j who kept the Yankees in the race | by his great pitching on the recent j trip. Fllt-ST INNING. NEW YOKE—Witt died to Umar, j Dugan singled to right. Ruth fouled jto Hauser. Pipp singled to right, | Dugan stopping at second. Meuscl I died to Miller. No runs. PHILADELPHIA —Ruth playing j left field instead of right. Steusel in j right. Hale flied to Witt., Pennock threw- out Umar. Miller singled to j center. Witt pulled down Hauser's I long fly. No runs. SECOND IX.MMi. | NEW YORK—Ward fouled to Hale. 1 Scott also fouled to Hale. Dykes threw | out Bengough. No runs. | PHILADELPHIA—Simmons singled Ito left center. On a wild pitch Sim- I raons went to third. Dykes flied to j Scott. On Galloway's grounder to 1 Scott Simmons was caught at the plate. ! Perkins flied to Witt. No runs. THIRD INNING, NEW YORK —Pennock rolled to j Hauser. Hauser hatted down Witt's j roller and threw him out at first. Gray covering the bag. Dugan fan > ned. No runs. PHILADELPHIA Gray flied to i Ruth. Hale singled to left. Lamar j hit Into a double play. Ward to Scott to Pipp. No runs. foirtii DMMi. ' NEW YORK—Ruth walked. Pipp 1 sacrifleed. Gray io Hauser. Meusel j lined to center. Ward walked. Scott j fouled to Hale. No runs. | PHILADELPHIA —Miller lifted to j Meusel. Hauser rolled to Pipp. Sim | mons flied to Witt. No runs. FIFTH INNING. NEW YORK—Galloway made a wonderful stop of Bengough's ground er and threw him out at first. Aliller and Dykes collided going after* Pen nock’s fly and when the ball dropped ito the ground Pennock got two 1 bases. Dykes fumbled Witt's roller, ! Pennock going to third. Dugan dou- I bled to left, scoring Pennock. Ruth I was v purposely passed, filling the ! bases. Pipp singled to center, scoring j Witt and Dugan, Ruth gofng to third. Meusel singled to center, Ruth scor ing. Pipp going to third. Ward forced ! Meusel, Dykes to Galloway. Pipp j scoring. Scott flied to -center. Five j runs. PHILADELPHIA —Scott threw out | Dykes. Galloway went out same j way. Perkins went the same way. No runs. U.S. ATTORNEY NAMES TWO NEW ASSISTANTS Leo A. Rover and Raymond Neu decker to Be Aides to Pey ton Gordon. United States Attorney Gordon to- I clay announced the appointment of Leo A. Rover and Raymond Neu ! decker, local attorneys, as assistant j United States attorneys for the Dis j trict of Columbia. Mr. Rover suc i ceeds Joseph H. Bllbrey, who resign i ed some months ago, and Mr. Neu deoker takes the place of Charles S. Baker, who severed his connections with the office yesterday. Mr. Rover is 36 years old and a native of Washington. He was edu cated at Gonzaga College and St. John's College, where he took prizes in public speaking and debate. He was graduated from the law school of Georgetown University in 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 the United States entered the World War, when he enlisted in the Navy. Re turning to Washington after the armistice Neudecker resumed his law course at Georgetown University, where he was graduated in 1920 and was admitted to the bar in October, 1920. Neudecker did special work for Washington newspapers and for a number of out-of-town papers. He Is 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 offi cers and directors of the Home Bank, which collapsed August 17, 192.5. i «l NOT AESOP’S DOG. - i 111. S. PROBE BEGUN IN PHILADELPHIA J ;; Attorney General Investi *l gates Alleged Corruption on j Orders From Coolidge. j President Coolidge has turned over I ! to Attorney General Stone for investiga | tion the charges of the Uw Knforce ’ ! merit league of Philadelphia that there ’ j is “political corruptioi? all down the line j in Pennsylvania by Federal office hold i ers." | Attorney General Stone irnmedi > ! ately telegraphed William R. Nichol s i son, jr.. secretary of the Raw Kn ' j forcemcnt Reague of Philadelphia. asking that responsible officers cf the league confer \vith him relative ] to charges made by Mr. Nicholson, t I Coolidgr's Help Asked, j The charges were made in a mes ' sage to the President yesterday by j William R. Nicholson, jr.. secretary ’ | of the league, in which the President I I was asked to intervene in the con t j troversy between Mayor Kendrick land his director of public safety, Bri}J. > j Gen. Smedley I). Butler. ■ | Mr. Coolidge has given no indica tion that he will intervene, in this j controversy. Charges made by the : league, however, were givefi consid -1 | eration today and placed in the hands ’ | of the Department of Justice with an ' j accompanying letter. I ; Basis Not Vet Found. > i Mr. Stone announced that he war making a thorough investigation of . ! the complaint and is prepared to i j take such appropriate action as the , j facts may warrant.” Meanwhile, he - I added, he is awaiting the conference I with the officers of the league. ’ I The Attorney General already has I j given some study to the charges. ) which heretofore have been made in . | Philadelphia, and it was said he has i not found a basis for them. He de t dared today, however, that he de ' i Nicholson or other officers of the Law ‘ 1 Enforcement league may have in i their possession, and asserted he j would deal with the situation thus i I shown. I I BIG SCANDAL HINTED. 1 i I »| * I President Asked to Avert Disgrace to Philadelphia. By th(* Associfttod Press. PHILADELPHIA. September 26. — | The statement of the Law Enforcement I League made In a telegram to Presi- I dent Coolidge that it “possesses signed 1 documentary evidence charging politi ■ I cal corruxition all down the line in the f I State of Pennsylvania by Federal of - ! ficeholders and that it is the worst t spot in the Union,” is being investi- ‘ . j gated by United States Attorney Gen . j eral Stone by direction of the Presi . I dent, according to information given ( . I out here. The telegram to the President was j | sent in an effort to have him avert the reported threatened dismissal by L I Mayor Kendrick of Gen. Smedley D. . 1 Butler as director of public safety. . j Slemp Sends Reply. »1 it was forwarded on Wednesday in ! I anticipation of the President's visit to 1 j Philadelphia yesterday to speak at the 1 ! one hundredth and fiftieth anniversary i of the meeting of the First Contl • nental Congress. The telegram said that the evidence ■ the league possessed was “not pub licly known to date, but the remova* ’ of Director Butler, whom you enabled . to come here, will necessitate the 1 publication by this organization as • our duty to the Nation. The docu ■ ment is signed by one of the highest officials in your administration. You 1 I alone can save Philadelphia from 5 1 further disgrace and humiliation. Will • you act to avert this calamity when ‘ you come to Philadelphia?” - In response to this, C. Bascom ' siemp, the President's secretary, sent • ' a telegram to William R. Nicholson, 1 jr.. secretary cf the league, stating • that the President “is directing the r Attorney General to investigate the 1 charges to which you refer.” 5 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 5.) \ VERMONT NOMINEE DIES. [ ' MORRISVILLE. Vt„ September 26. —Howard E. Shaw of Stowe, Depno - cratic candidate for Governor of Ver mont, died early today of infantile , paralysis. -He had been ill since Sun ' day. Dead Sea’s Potash I Deposit May Pay Great Dividends Ry the A,sori*te<l Pres. 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 *5 a ton. In cluding transportation charges and governmental tax, the product can be delivered at the port of Haifa at a cost of *ls a ton. it ts estimated, against the price of *3O now obtaining for potash in Europe. WAR ON U S. SURE. lAPANESE WARNED Quasi-Official Tokio Organ! Urges Immediate Prepara- | tions for Conflict. K(liter's Note—For the past three years Jon ns 11. Wood has been . hies of staff of tlie Jar Hast room spondents of The Star and the Chicago Daily News with head quarters in Tokio. He is temporarily in the United S'tates. on home service, and his interpretation of events in tlie pans of the world where ire has been stationed recently have attracted wide attention. RY JUMPS B. YVOOD. Special Dispatch to Tiie Star. NEW YORK. September 2*i.— 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 asticles have just arrived in the United Statts and been translated into English by one of the few non- Japanese residents of this country who can 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 ot the program, it is not avesse to the cre ation of a public sentiment favorable , to a war with the United States. Plan Uprising in India. The preliminaries for this war, as outlined in the preceding chapters, in clude the fomenting of an uprising in Ingla. 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 5.1 - ! I I • ! COMING! A NEW FEATURE! • ! 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 | Editorial Page Articles by illustrious authors dealing with the high lights of other interesting, well known careers. i You Will Like These Instructive Articles! i i 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 mosg brilliant tvyl published in the history of American journalism. DON’T MISS THE FIRST ONE TO BE PUBLISHED NEXT MONDAY IN « The Evening Star * - • - v * A ROOSEVELT QUITS I NAVAL POST HERE i G. 0. P. Nominee for New York Governor Tells Cool idge State Is Won. ~ i Col. Theodor** Roosevelt, who yes- j terday was chosen by the Republican : State convention at Rochester, X. V.. j as the party's candidate for governor. 1 tendered his resignation personally j to the President today as Assistant | Secretary of the Navy. Col. Roosevelt, in making this an- ! nouncement after seeing President i Coolldge at the White House, said he j will submit his resignation in a for- j mal manner later in the day. He said i it is to take effect immediately, and ! that he will leave Washington to- ! night for his home in Oyster Bay. : where he will make his speech of ac- i ceptance next Wednesday after which ; he will enter immediately upon an ac- 1 tfc'e campaign. Sees Coolidge Victory. During his brief informal talk with the President today. Col. Roosevelt • told the latter that New York Stale 1 will give him an unparalleled ma- ' ! jority next November, and that the entire Republican State ticket would be elected. He said the people of New York State have some idea of what the present administration has ( done in bringing about prosperity, j and besides, they have absolute con j tidence in Coolidge, and they will vote I in November to keep him in the White j House. Col. Roosevelt came to the White ! House directly from the station. He j appeared greatly elated over the I action of the Rochester convention. ; and said he was fully aware of the Jgreat honor the party had conferred j upon him and that he was grateful j and would do everything within his j power and ability tp show this. He was with the President only a few j minutes, but returned two hours later to pose with the latter in the rear grounds of the Wliite House for a | photograph. Successor 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 I folded check for a substantial sum in the latter's hand, explaining as he j did it was for the campaign 1 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 1 those who accompanied them to Philadelphia, where the President made an address at exercises com- 1 memorating the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the First Conti- i 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 iT) i I BASE BALL POSTSCRIPT Yesterday’s Circulation, 95,853 TWO CENTS. N. DAKOTA TANGLE OVER ELECTORS IS VITALJOCOOLIDGE 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. IIV fiOl l.l) UM'OIA. Staflf Corregpandent of The Star FARGO. N. D., September 26.—Out of an intricate maze, the people of North Dakota are at length approaching ( some kinrl of an arrangement which I " ill determine who are to be the ] fool id ge presidential electors, and "ho are to be the La Follette elc-c --j tors, and what is to be their respec I live places on the ballot. | I ntil these questions are fina 11; ! settled, either through court action or through agreement, it is exceed iugly difficult to make prediction hou the election will turn out. The presidential electors for tin ! Republican party were chosen by ; vote of the people last spring. So were the Democratic electors. It to j happens that four out of five of th i Coolidge electors so chosen are out - and-out supporters of La Follette. and if elected in November would i cast four of the electoral votes m the State for La Follette. Demand New Mleetnr*. i There was a demand after the can didacy of La Follette for the pres: ! dency was announced in July tha’ j these La Follette supporters !>• ■ dropped from the ticket and tha I Coolidge supporters be put in thei I places. It seems a reasonable d> ; inami. In fact, many of the La Fo! i lette supporters in the Slate concur | red in it. | They want a straight-out fight, with : the La Follette electors in a group in j themselves on the ballot. For on l reason or another, thie La Folleti j campaign managers in the State post poned and evaded the issue. The sou [ La Follette electors on the Republic;! j ticket tendered their resignations. Bn | these were held up by the La Fol i lette managers, F. A. Vogel, the I. ! Follette State chairman, and Ro | Frazier, the Non-Partisan Leagr j chairman. i Negotiations to bring about an ad j justment of the difficulty, conduct* i with the La Follette managers by ret : resentatiCes of Republican Nation; | Committeeman Harrison-'-fJarm ; failed, and last Monday the Repuhl i cans filed suits in the State Suprcrr (Court to have the La Follette sup ■porters removed from the Republics ticket and to replace them with bona : fide Coolidge supporters. The cour ; will hear argument in these suits next ; Monday. Filed New Names at Capital. In order to make sure that Reput- Lean electors and La Follette elector should appear on the ballots, lists c : such electors were filed yesterday ii | Bismarck, the Slate capital. The tim i in which these lists could he filed mi der the law expired at 5 p.m. Lndct i these petitions, however, both tin I Coolidge and the La Follette electors i would go in the independent column along with the Farmer-Labor electors for Candidate Foster. On high authority, 1 learned today that fresh negotiations looking to :• settlement of these troubles out o 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 I,a Follette electors, brack - | eted together, would be placed in the ! Independent column, but if these new 'negotiations fail, then the matter will be determined by the court. Non-Partisanx Are Spill. Due to the position which the Non- Partisan League holds in politics in North Dakota, probably no such i 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. <l. Sorlie, the nominee of the Non | Partisan League for governor, was ; for a time suspected of not standing I four-square for La Follette. It was j charged in some quarters that he ! hoped for Republican votes by keep | ing his mouth shut, j A group of leaguers, ardent sup - porters of La Follette. met on Tues i day in Jamestown and voted to fiD | petitions for the nomination of Wil liam f.emke. defeated candidate for ; governor in 1922. The same group j voted to file petitions for the nom ination of an independent list of La Follette electors. ! The nomination of Lemke meant 1 disaster to the Non-Partisan State ! ticket and also to the La Follette I ticket in the national election. It did not take Soriie long to announce | that he was “100 per cent for La Fol ! lette and always had been.” Having j smoked out Mr Soriie, 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. I As he put it whimsically, "what good would it do me to run ahead of Soriie, 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 La Follette ranks—has been 1 healed to all appearances, Fusionists | and Republicans are expecting to benefit through the soreness which may follow the Jamestown meeting, with its denunciation of Soriie. They believe the result will be to better the chances for the election of Hal verson as governor and the Coolidge- 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- I (Continued on Page 5, Column 4.) 1 Radio Programs—Page 38.