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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.
Red Sox Right-Hander Gets
Verdict Over Johnson and
Marberry in Mound Duel.
Washington Ace Holds Red-Hosed
Opponents Hitless Until Third
Frame. When O'Neill Singled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
j Washington O O O O O O O I O— I
(Boston O O O 12 O O O O x- SS j
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.
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
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.
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
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
The issue of the campaign, asserts j
the plaftorm, is “honesty in Govern- i
“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 *
in rim INNING
Game Goes Scoreless for
Four Innings, Then Errors
Pave Way to Runs.
Pitches Fine Game Until Team
mates Falt(ir and Miscues Pre
cede Dugan’s Double.
I.ine-l p.
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.
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.
| 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
;; Attorney General Investi
*l gates Alleged Corruption on
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.
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.)
[ ' 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
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.
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 • !
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.
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.
The Evening Star
* - • - v *
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 !
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Yesterday’s Circulation, 95,853
Court Action or Agreement
Needed to Give President
Straightout Ticket.
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
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-
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