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Rai\n and much cooler to
' gales; to-morrow fail
HigPest temperature yesterda
IV-iiftled weather reports wilt be fou
: ,| i
New Wave of Price Cutting
Held Due to Careful Buy- I
ing By Public.
If .'lj?
Manufacturing Holding Its
Own in Spite of Curtail- j
mVnt in Some Plants.
Men Reducing Demands as j
Better Conditions Brim? a '
New Viewpoint.
Special' Despatch to The Herald.
WASHiNOfON, Sept. 30.?The Federal
Reserve Board In Its monthly business
review to-rJ'ffht emphasized the fact
that price cutting has taken hold of
the wholesale trade to such art extent
that it muS\t shortly be felt in lower
' prices to consumers. In predicting a
substantial reduction in retail pricer*
the board's' review said that the revival
of the wave of price cutting was
due largely to a more exacting demand
by th^ buying public as to prlco
and quality. Labor and production
are also hiving a marked effect on
In Its reView covering September
the board declares changes in prices
have tended to make business men
and bankers1 cautious about future
commitments^ but that wholesale and
retail business is Increasing and manufacture
holding its own despite curtailment
in some productions.
Better conditions are ascribed as in
large measure duo to better transportation
facilities, with a clearing up
of railroad corgestlon and to a beti
temient of credit with less speculation.
General Improvement is seen In the
labor situation, and it Is stated that
conditions have brought a lessening
of labor demands, though there have
l)een some wage increases. Labor, it Is
declared, is more efficient and there
are fewer disturbances, conditions
i liavintr .-inoarentlv brought a new i
I viewpoint. *
Market* Reflect Uoort Crop*.
r Price reduction* nro rev'ewol, nol.ibl:
those in HLitonioblt?. textiles, shoes and ,
leathers. Mxcellen* crop jricltls have r*~- \
suited in snstninec buying power, and |
Improved transportation ha? Riven better
and more sustained marketing than was |
thought possible. Crop moving has gone j
ahead smoothly aru' the p< ak of the
demand for funds hn< i>ractically passed
without seriova Inconvenience.
In District No. 2 (hew York) the Re- !
serve Bank ceased t< be a lender to
other Federal Reserve' banks, became a .
large borrower front t.'.em and tie n very
recently repaid those jorrowings In full. '
thus reflecting change In money condl-1
tlons in the district. /Clio district report j
states "a notable ol->nge appears to
have taken place In the efficiency of la- j
bor," twenty-one out oi thirty-one of the ;
largest corporations in the country re- \
porting Improvement. wVle nono reports I
any decrease. Stock n-.irket conditions
have partially recovered, corporutc j
: financing has fallen off. iCuropvan ex-1
changca have continued wtik and price j
declines have gone further vsan a month j
ago. Soma reductions In manufacturing
activity are reported. V
In the livestock Industry r4L>rts from '
iI all sections of District No. 1& (Kansas i
. City) state th'nt "livestock is ln\xcellent
condition, that animals on fan:b and
ranges are generally free from disease. ;
mid that there Is an overabundance of!
feed for fall and winter and for months
to come. In both that district and DIs- i
trlct No It (Dallas) rainfall has been!
!iufHe|eht to put the ranges in excellent I
condition. It is stated from the latter
district that "tho present Condition of
livestock and raj ges In all parts of the I
i'iiijlj district is exceptionally good, and pros:j;i
pects for an abundance of winter
. | were never more .encouraging." ,
Grains Hnrkrtftl Mlo?vljr.
jh The movement of grain to market haw
Ifi fceen lean than th > extremely heavy move|j|]
mont last year. Grain receipts at Mln-;
neapolls during August showed an Increase
of 32 per cent over July, duo to.
Increased barley and oats receipts, al-1
though corn and flaxseed receipts decreased.
The total flgureH were, however,
only two-thirds of receipts a year
ago, and the falling off 1y .scribed to
wot weather delaying threshing In some
district!!, car shortage In a few Instances,
a desire to go ahead with ploughing and
a desire In some sections to hold grain
for possible higher prices.
Flour production In District No. A
(Minneapolis) during August was much
less than both a month ago and a year 1
; a go, the decrease between the two four j
week periods In July and August being
15 per cent.
The textile situation during the \
month has been of unusual lmportanc e i
In all of the producing districts. An
outstanding event has been a reduction
of 13 1-3 per rent, by the Amoskeag
Mills of Manchester. N. H., wTlle the
action of the American Woolen Company
In cutting Its prices from 10 to 25
per cent, a+id resuming operations after
a two months' shutdown establishes a '
new level of basic values in nn important
branch of the woollen Industry. |
Corresponding reductions In price s |
charged by importnnt wholesalers and
retailers in different parts of the coun- I
try are ten/ling to transfer th. k~?i
of price reduction* from manufacturer*
and wholesalers to consumer*. In thl* j
connection the reduction* made hy the
two largest mall order house* in the
country ^re symptomatic of general condition*.
Some lines of textile production
are, showing considers hie depression
on' account of the failure of de- J
mnnrt 1> revive
The hwnt and ahoe situation I* still
fs?alni through a transition stage. In
New I nglanrt It continues to feci the
result )f heavy cancellation of order*,
but nr rertheles* the dominant note I*
one o optimism, though buyers aro
postponing the placing or orders ns late .
x* possible. Factories are oimratlng |
<M)?er Jatlvely, expecting to run for a
. LnUimtod on Utrvnth Pago,
^ a -
ECAST. ill "
-day; northwest I I
^nd cool. g 1
y, 70; lowest, 66.
nu on Editorial page.
Eat Potato Peelings If
You Wish to Live Long
Special Despatch to Tub HbmldQIIICAGO,
Sept. 30.?Unless
you're eating your apple
peelings regularly you are over- I
looking a bet. According to Dr.
O D T > i. _ C UA111?..ViAm
o. i\. duyihuu u1 !
Wash., who read a paper to-day
before the Society of Physical
Therapeutists at the Hotel La
Salle, apple and potato peelings
ire quite essential to the diet.
Sour milk and oatmeal, he
said, also were to be recommended.
In Bulgaria, where the
people went in for sour milk, Dr.
Boynton observed, they lived to
a green old age. And try reason
the Scotchman was so nale and
hearty, he added, was because he
lived on oatmeal and the grace of
But it was the apple and potato
parings that Dr. Boynton insisted
( ox Adviser in Capital, Hut
Has No Communion with
White House.
President's Condition Prevents
Conference with J.
Hamilton Lewis.
Special Despatch to Th* Hmur.p.
Washington, Sept. 30.?E. H. Moore,
minister without portfolio in Gov.
| Cox's cabinet, to-day delved into one
j of Senator Harding's speeches and
| criticised the Republican nominee for
saying, among other things, that he
i would negotiate something very difi
fcront from the treaty that Mr. Wilson
i presented to the Senate.
That statement was a surprise to
no one but Mf*. Moore, so far as could
be learned. Mr. Moore likewise criticised
Senator Harding for saying: "I
! am frank to say I do not know precisely
what sort of an association of
[ nations we will negotiate."
Mr. Moore has been here two or
i three days. He does not seem to be
in ciose communion wun ine wime
; House and the report is current that
| Mr. Moore does not look to the Ad- \
ministration to be much of a rote
puller for Gov. Cox.
James Hamilton Lewis, erstwhile
Senator and thick and thin supporter
of Woodrow Wilson, but lately a bit j
I astray on the subject of Ireland, was !
an Imposing Item on the list of Whl*e
House callers to-day, having an en- '
gagement with the President. After ]
manoeuvring about a bit, the former j
.Senator found, he said, that Mr. Wilson
had passed a very bad night and therefore
the conference must be postponed. |
Consultation with Admiral l)r. Gray- ]
son, however, was reassuring, he declaring
that the President was in ex- j
cedent shape.
Mr. Moore Issued a long statement I
having to do with Senator Harding's at- j
titude toward a league or association j
of nations, pretending to think really
all the Republican candidate desires is j
to change the 'name from "League" to |
"Association," whereas It Is a matter \
of record that Senator Harding Is de- !
slrous of so protecting the Wilson covenant
that American rights and Independence
will not be thrown to the Hons.
Mr. Moore, In his statement says that
the Senator "emphasizes the fact that
It is the province of the President to
negotiate treaties."
No one could be found here to take
exception to Mr. Moore's revelation on
this point as the Constitution provides
that the President shall perform that
act. The Constitution adds, however,
that a two-thirds vote of the Senate Is
necessary to ratification.
Mr. Moore rushes on In his statement
to pointing out that "practically
all of the nations of the civilized world I
arc parties' to the present covenant," I
and asks with whom Senator Harding 1
would negotiate. The league is already i
functioning, Mr. Moore pointed out, but |
was forced lo una somcwnm inmeiy.
It Is true." This lameness, Mr. Moore I
blames on the .Senators who refused to i
serap the present form of American j
Government at President Wilson's behest
and make the United States merely )
a factor In a world superstate.
Forces in Germany Soon to
Have Airplane Unit.
B.y tbe Atnociatrd Vrtaa.
Coblenz. Sept. 30.?The American
forces In Germany will have an aviation
unit In operation within the next i
few weeks, It was learned here to-day. j
The newest typo of United States Army
airplanes which have been developod
recently In America have been shipped 1
to Germany, and a group of nvlatorn |
already has arrived. The unit will becoma
an active part of the Hhlne forces ;
as soon as final arrangements have been
The American forces In Oermany j
have been without an aviation arm since ,
last spring, when the forces were reduced
to IS,000 or 10,000 men. Brlg.Oeti.
H. T. Allen, fommander-ln-Ohlef ,
of the American Army of Occupation, I
has repeatedly urged that the Rhine !
army should have Its own avhitlon ser
vice, nn<l the decision of the Wnr t>e- j
pnrtmrnt to Include a complete unit In j
the result of On. /Mien's representation. I
John A. Hrodertck, chief clerk of the
Munlclpnl term of the City Magistrates'
Court, resigned yesterday to enter the
t'nlted States Army ns a Captain. He
has been In the service of the city j
twenty years. Mr. Hroderlc'-c enlisted at
the outbreak of the war, and was com- !
missioned at Plattsburjr, afterward aerv- (
In* overseas for six months. He was
discharged as a L.ieutonanl-Colonel.
CTULf, ROOM now opeu. Tea, Lenner ao<i i
upper Uaucss.?Adv. I
if 1 *
Swedish and Norwegian.
Bankers Decide to Withhold
Their Support.
Of 600,000 Reds, More Than
Half Are Officials and a
Tenth Workers.
Textile Factories Slack, Railway
Shops Faulty, Coal
Output 30 Per Cent.
Staff Correspondent of The Hbr*i.dCopt/rifjht,
lOio, bp Tiik New Yo?k HbbalD.
Paris, Sept. 30.?Russia has become
a nation enmeshed in the snares of
a bureaucracy and utterly lacking
trained workmen essential to the restoration
of her Industries. Am a result
of this condition banking groups
which were considering the financing
of Russian factories have decided to
withhold their support, even though
the collapse of tho Russian Industrial
system provokes a new disaster from
which the Russian people will suffer
for generations.
These altruistic bankers who are
now disillusioned regarding Bolshevist
Russia, it was learned here, represent
mainly Swedish and Norwegian financial
firms. After an exhaustive study
of conditions in Russia they have
come to the conclusion that the Bolshevist
regime has had an irreparablo
Consequence. With the rise of
tho revolutionary spirit among the
Russians there ha? come a decided
abhorrance of work. Less than 10
j per cent, of the Bolsheviki are em|
ployed in productive labor, says the
[ bankers' report. The significance of
j iina 13
Many noiuu>*, Few Worker*.
With 600,000 members in the ruling
j party in Russia, there are less thati 60,j
000 workers. Out of the remainder, 160.i
000 men have been drafted into the Red
\ army and 380.000 have been attached to
| the various administrative offices und
| police services, thereby rendering no
I benefit to the population, but living on
' the fnt of the land, merely because they
[are dupes of Lcnlne, TTotsky and their
"It has become practically Impossible
to find specialists In industries which
hnve always been the foundation of the
nation's production," says another observer
of conditions there. "During the
first months of the revolution every one
was accepted In the Communist ranks
on a mere profession of faith. I-lttle by
little these functionaries gained a
greater hold on the Government. Now it
Is Impossible to oust them from their
highly paid and well fed berths, which
they prefer, naturally, to the unprofitable
and menaced life of & Russian
working man.
"Unfortunately these functionaries
were recruited from every branch of
labor, where their presence was most
needed to prevent an Industrial catastrophe.
"Lenlnc and Trotzky are now
merely paying for their folly and shortsightedness."
Idle Factories and Shop*.
The figures compiled by the Swedish
hankers strengthen these conclusions. In
the textile Industry, for example, out of
a hundred factories nationalized, only j
twelve are operating, and they ore run- j
nlng on part time, because workers cannot
be found to handle the technical
end of the business.
In one year the Russian railroad |
shops have been able to turn out only >
eighty locomotives, a majority of which j
were not lit for use after a few weeks of i
service, because of their faulty construction.
Coal production Is only 80 per cent, of
normal, even the Red army's working
contingent not providing enough trained
miners to properly systematize this one i
branch of production, which would en- !
able the Soviet cause to continue indefinitely.
"Kven If Russia were provided wlt,h ;
raw material and credit, It would be dlf- I
flcult. If not Impossible, to awaken her
to her former Industrial activity," the
Swedish Investigators assert. "Her laboring
elements have been dispersed and
are unproductive In the midst of Russln'a
vast natural resources. Wherever there
Is work to be done. It Is only under 1
force that It Is performed and then un- j
der the supervision of hundreds of Soviet j
agents and aplea
Trotsky "Inviting Disaster."
"Trotsky realises that the future Is
not reassuring, and while he admits the i
disappearance of hundreds of thousands
of workmen, he is authorizing the transportation
of the Russian masses to Industrial
centres, where the most rigid !
discipline Is enforced and even the Infliction
of the death penalty Is permitted."
The logical decision by the Scandinavian
hankers Is that I^nlne, having
ruthlessly killed the non-Communist
workers and built up his administration
by robbing Industry of Its trained per- i
sonnel. now Is provoking further disaster
by forcing unwilling and Incapable laborers
to perform delicate, technical '
tasks, a system which Is certain to prove
"Under such conditions," the report I
ends. "It would he unwise for Kuropean
financiers to lend a helping hand to Rus- i
slnn Industry until the Soviet system ,
and all Its devastating effects am ahol- j
Ished by a genuine counter revolution
nrlslmr from the ranks of the workers i
TontKA. Sept. 30.?Temperature* were
below freexlng In all parts of the State
last night, with the exception of eastern
and southern counties, the Federal
weather station here reported to-day.
The low mark was at Hays?24 degrees?where
Ice an Inch thick formed.
Vou on get the cerv man yon nre looking
for tli. "t'v Itelp Wanted advertisement
In The New toiV Merald. Tolepbaaa adrertiAwusuu
M Ata iioat i!Mf
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Calls Wilson Defender
of a Lasting Peace
QRLEANS, France, Sep'
Speaking at the French
Congress Leon Jouhajx. p
dent of the General Federal .
of Labor, said the French federation
from the first had been in
favor of the League of Nation*
"It had indorsed the policy of
President Wilson, defender of a
lasting peace through liberty and
the independence of nations,"
declared M. Jouhaux. "The principle
of international control,
which you will find also in the
1 Soviet charter, is the sole rem
I edy. Outside of this there is no
internationalism possible." The
issue before the Congress is the
choice between economic and social
pay raises cut i
out of budget:
i i
Total $310,000,000, Mayor!
Wins Fight, Saying1 'People j
Are Taxed to Death.'
New York's Assessable Wealth |
Is Put at Ten Billions by
Estimate Board.
The 1921 tax books, which will be
opened to the public to-day, are ex
pected to reveal that New York's as- J
sessable wealth is close to ten billions (
of dollars. Even with that enormous '
sum to levy against Mayor Hylan ;
yesterday warned the City officials i
working on tho new city budget that i
they must hew close to the economy |
line to keep expenses within tho con- ^
stitutional tax limit.
The Mayor won a fight to cut out
J all further salary increases for next
i year, thereby with one resolution sav- j
! ing several millions and bringing dis- j
' appointment to an army of employees
who had been counting on the boost
to meet high costs. The new tax roll
was not officially before the board
| nuci, un - ?- J
I most rigid economy the budget would ;
; mount "dangerously near the debt
: limit."
Tax officials closely guarded their i
| books yesterday, but it was quite
; probable the budget makers had aomo
knowledge of what the new tax l'gurcs
will be when they decided >
slash wherever possible. The tax U
this year, both real and personal,
amounts to $8,922,627,000, and officials
: said they would not be surprised if
the total leaps beyond the ten billion
dollar mark?a mark which it was
| deemed only a few years ago would
, not be reached for a dccude. Such a
i figure will fix the wealth of the me- j
; tropolls as greater than that of many
| strong foreign Powers.
I.a Uaardln and Currnn I.ose.
Strict party vote killed the salary In- ;
! crease resolution and the hopes of poi
llcemen, firemen, clerks and commissioners
for substantial raises on January
I. F. II. La Uuardla, President of the
Hoard of Aldermen, and Borough PposI- !
dent Curran. both Republicans, voted :
against the resolution, stating they believed
the policemen and firemen dej
served a maximum salary of $2,500 a
year. Comptroller Craig at first refused
to vote and the result was a deadlock,
| but ho changed to facilitate the work
of the board and the Mayor's resolution
carried by a vote of 11 to 5.
Kxpl&lnlng his position the Mayor j
rend a statement saying ne was In favor
of helping the faithful employee, but
that the hoard has other duties to hear
in mind, chief of which is trying to keep
the tax burden as light as possible.
"When taxes are raised the landlord
passes the burden on to the tenant and
raise* the rent, so In reality the tenant
pays the Increased taxes." the Mayor
said. "The public has shown a generous
spirit toward permitting Increased salaries
so far awarded, but the truth Is
that the people are taxed to death," the
Mayor added,
Statement by the Mayor.
He referred to the mandatory legislation
passed In recent years, and particularly
last winter, which he said added
millions to the city expenses. He con- '
"The papers and others that were '1
the loudest In the advocacy of this
mandatory legislation, which places additional
millions of a burden upon the
taxpayers end rent payers of the city, i;
are to-day the loudest In their denunciation
of an Increased budget, and I refer 11
particularly to the New York World.
The papers and the people of the city
advocated an lncieaae for the police,
firemen, street cleaners and civil ein- 1
ployee's of the city. These Increases
wore given because the members of tha
Hoard of Estimate and Apportionment
believed that the employees of the city
were entitled to a salary sufficient to j
keep body and soul together. This In- I
crease added millions more to the tax ;
budget. I
"The millions that must be added be- i
rause of mandatory legislation passed .
at Albany last winter, the millions necessary
to be added because of Justifiable I
Increase In wages and salaries of the
employees of the city and the millions
which must be added because of the i I
Increased cost of supplies and necessary ;
equipment to admlnlater properly the
business of the city will Increase the
budget to the extent of millions and
bring It dangeroualy near the constitutional
tax limit.
"Those who have tried to estimate the
new budget place tha total at approxl- 1
mately $340,000,000. Tha conatltutlonal
limit to which the Mayor referred reatrlcts
the city to 2 per cent, on the
total assessed valuation. In addition to
the amount thus obtained are the other
revenues the city gets, like the general
fund. The Mayor apparently had done
Rome close figuring on these accounts
when he found that If the budget should
Continurd on KipHfh Vnpr..
ivim to im i on i ucnar
take iwuiar jotut# mpsioi? aww *<*>. j
7 ;
Fennelly Is Reduced to
Captain ? Boettler Gets
Botli Tenderloins.
renaerioin uomm&nd Extended
From 23d to
110th Street.
McDonald and Conbov in Digest
Upheaval in Recent
Police Commissioner Richard .E. Enright
Issued an order last night, which
was posted In Manhattan and Brooklyn
Police Headquarters, announcing
one of the biggest shakeups the department
has experienced In recent
years, and Involving the virtual reorganization
of the inspection districts
In Manhattan and The Bronx. Under
the order, Manhattan apparently loses
one district, the Fourth, and the numbers
and commands of many others,
both in this borough and In The
Bronx, are changed. In addition. Inspector
William F. Fennelly, of the
Second district, is reduced to captain
and sent to command the Amity street
station in Brooklyn, known in police
parlance as "the graveyard" and "the
The reorganization, which went into
effect at midnight, gives Inspector
William Boettler of the Fourth district
probably the most important
command in the city. The Fourth district
comprises the new Tenderloin,
and was commanded by Inspector
Domlnlck Henry until the tetter's conviction
and dismissal from the department.
Henry "was then succeeded
by Inspector William F. Boettler.
The Third district comprises the old
Tenderloin ; hat Is, the section of Broadway
and nearby streets below Fortysecond
street, and also included the
Bast Twenty-second and East Thirtyfifth
street stations. The order Issued
last night transfers Inspector Boettler
from tho Fourth to the Third, but at the
same time It virtually abolishes the
Fourth, or at least It combined parts
of ih'- Third with all of the Fourth, and
both will be commanded ns one district
by Inspector Bocttles.
Controls Hoth Tenderloins,
Inspector Boettlei hereafter will have
his headquarters In the West Thirtieth
street station, and his command will Include
both tho old and new Tenderloins.
The stations that will be In the Third dlstrif't
will hrt tllA Thirtieth tho TKhtv.
seventh, the Went Forty-seventh, the
Went Sixty-eighth and the West 100th
street, or from West Twenty-third street
to West 110th street. This will be by far
the la rites inspection district In the city,
and always has been considered the most
Important terr'tory In Manhattan.
The two East Hide stations formerly In
the Third District are. under tho organization
order, to be added to the
First District, which Is to he commanded
by Inspector Edward I. Walsh, who Is
to succeed Inspector Thomas A. McDonald.
Inspector McDonald, under the
new order, is transferred to the Eleventh
District In Brooklyn, which takes In
East New York and Brownsville. He
formerly had the vice squad, and commanded
It after "Honest Dan" Coatlgan
was reduced.
The transfer of Inspector Walsh from
Tho Bronx to Manhattan probably will
cause considerable commotion In the
upper borough. Inspector Walsh has
been In command of tho 8eventh District
there for many years, and the cltisons
and officials of the borough have
alwayH fought to prevent his transfer.
Arthur Woods, when Police Commissioner,
announced that Walsh would be
transferred to another district, but District
Attorney Francis Martin led the
flght for his retention and the transfer
order was revoked. Walsh's old district,
the Seventh, Is to be called the
Eighth and Is to bo commanded by Caf)t
John H. Sweeney, now In command of
the Alexander avonue station In the Sixth
district. Headquarters of the new Elgl th
district Will be In the Bathgate avenue
station. The old Eighth district In to
be called the Seventh and Inspector
Qcorge Liobers will remain In command.
Inspector James S. Bolan. now In command
of the Third district. Is sent to
command the Second district, with headquarters
at Beach street station. This
district will include also the Charles and
West Twentieth street stations, formerly
In the First, district. Other transfers
Include Inspector J A. Conboy from the
Tenth district to the Sixteenth^ district
in tne wmiamsDura s< mon or wrooklyn.
Inspector John J. Dwyer from the
Eleventh district to the Eighth and Capt.
Byron R. Sarkott to command the Tenth
rlletrlct at Coney Island, with the rank
of Acting Inspector. Capt. Joeeph fi.
McMahon In sent from the Amity ntreet
tatlon to the Coney Island station. Capt.
Matthew Robtnsnn goes from the Seventh
precinct to the Forty-fifth precinct and
CJapt. Harry McQueenejr from the Third
detective division to the Seventh precinct.
Comito Gets Writ to Have His
Sentence Shortened,
Havatorc Comito, a Sin* Slna prisoner,
ho by read In a law discovered that he
Tad neen wronKTuuy sentenced, ontaln?d
a writ of habeas corpus from Pu)wmn
Court Justice Arthur 8. Tomptlns
In NyacV yesterday, to bo taken
"rem prison to-day to bo resentenced.
C'omlto niado his discovery after he
lerved one nnd one-half years of a flat
lontonce of four nnd a half years for
surglary in Westchester county. Ho
lever had been convicted of a felony
?efore. although he had served time In
i reformatory for a misdemeanor, and
le was entitled lo an Indeterrfilnsto eonetice,
The Judge had no right to Impose
t flat aentenco and now wiU have to
nflnntiiuit Himy
id cn.Asa matteii, l
:w VORK. n. y. ?q /\^
$150,000 0FFE1
Former Manager Recalls
fusal of PI aye
Special Despatch to Tub Hbhauj.
Atlantic Citt, Sept. 30.?Charles
Dooln, a former manager of the Phillies,
recalled to-day an unsuccessful
but persistent attempt to "fix" the all
! Important windup scries of seven
' (tames with the New York Giants at
| the end of the 1908 season. Upon the
result hinged the winner of the National
League race that year. The
' Phillies defeated the Giants in the
: crucial games and New York tied Chl,
cago. In the playoff the Cubs won the
| pennant at the Polo Grounds.
One more victory in the series with
1 the Phillies meant the National League
flag, and, according to Dooin, gam1
biers offered fabulous bribes. He says
i that there was not a player forgotten
i and that sums mentioned would stun
! the baseball fan.
"Those fellows in Chicago were
i Foreman of Grand .Jury Says
Other Indictments Will
Be Returned.
Garry Herrmann One of Witnesses
Called?Court Puts
End to Probe Dispute.
Staff Correspondent of Tub Herald.
Chicaoo, Sept. 3d.?"We have the
: names of six rnemliers of the gamb1
ling syndicate who bribed the indicted
White Sox players," said Henry Brigharri,
foreman of the Grand J^ry, tonight.
"At least three niorC of the
. gamblers will be Indicted befofe many
days, and there Is a strong prob'
nhilit v that we will he nhle In nM ii In
additional evidence upon which to vote
indictments ^gainst the rest of tho
gamblers involved in the world's series
The Grand Jury which voted true
hills against eight members of the
White Sox and two gamblers blocked
State's Attorney Hoyne's efforts to
hold up the return of tho lndictI
ments by continuing its existence as
i a special body.
After a conference between Chief
, Justice McDonald of the Criminal
I Court and Assistant State's Attorneys
| Kdwin Raher. Marvin Harnhart and
1 Ota Llghtfoot, Mr. Barnhart announced
that tho Jury would be sworn
in as a special Inquisitorial body on
Its sole duty, ho sold, would be to
| continue the inquiry to the finish.
\ Tho Jury will hold sessions each afterj
War between the two arms of tho
I law seemed inevitable when the Chief
i Justico gave out the following statement:
"This probe into baseball corruption
will go on without Interruption, and
I say this in face of tho fact that I
have read stories quoting Mr. Hoyne
as having ordered the indictments
held up until his return to Chicago."
When asked If confessions from any
other players would be accented the
i Judge said :
"Other player* may come ami con1
feas If they choose, but they will hare
! to waive Immunity. Those who have
| testified expressly waived Immunity bei
fore going Into the Grand Jury. Of
i course If the players help tho State In
I rooting out this evil In baseball, that
i will be taken Into consideration In Imposing
sentence If they aro convicted.
"This Grand Jury will be made a special
Orand Jury Saturday morning and
i It will continue Its sessions until the
entire situation Is cleaned up. Mr. Hoyne
: mlty have some valuable Information
1 when he returns.
"The Grand Jury la a body In Itself
and has lis statutory powers and no one
can Interfere with them. Both the gambler*
and the players who participated
In this alleged conspiracy look alike In
1 the eyes of the law. One Is a bribe giver,
' the other accepts bribes.
"There Is no question about the legality
of the Indictments. These men are
i alleged to have conspired to ruin the
j business of Charles A. Comlskey, and
J to injure the business of the other honest
| players who would havo received ttt) per
cent, of the post-season receipts and only
I gt't <0.
"In our Investigation we are going
' back as far ss the statute of limitations
I extend.*, which 1 understand Is eighteen
i months."
The Judge hinted that the Inquiry
would hit not only plnyers and cr.?oked
gamblers of Chicago end New Turk, hut
j Oxers of igher cities In which major
: league baseball Is played.
His firm stand for a complete egpose
J of rottenness In baseball put an end to a
I wrangle that began at the Criminal
| Courts Rulldlng with the arrival of a
, Telephone message from New York from
j Mr. Iloyne ordering that the Invesfig
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The New York
best of The Sun i
whole revitalize*
and sounder nev
tions ma ]
ARGES, IN 1908
Promise of Bribe and Re-1
rs to Touch It.
pikers to what we passed up," Dooln i
declared. "All we had to do was to !
name a price."
Dooin said that although he had ;
no direct information, he heard that
?li>0,000 in bills was laid before three j
pitchers in a Philadelphia cafe and I
the three were told to "take it all or j
any part of it."
Dooln related a personal experience
in which |8,000 in bills was handed to
him nrul- ...
140,000 more in the bunk for him.
"I was approached after the first
garno at the Polo Grounds," Dooin declared.
"The green package was
handed to mo. The man was bigger
than myself and I called Kitty Bransfleld,
who threw the would be briber
down tho steps of the clubhouse. I
later often regretted that I did not
take the money and turn it over to an
official of tho league."
Cheating Hall Players Can He
Prosecuted on Two Different
Lawyer Sees Jail for Men
Who in Destroying Themselves
Ruined Others.
' ? >
Newsboys Condemn Sex
for Throwing Games
BOSTON, Sept.so.?The Roosevelt
Newsboys' Club of this
city met to-day and sadly hut
firmly condemned the crooked
White Sox ball players in the
following resolution:
"Resolved, That the eight j
White Sox players be con- j
demned and punished for
T their murderous blow at the
I rrnmo. ?A V.,, U #n?.
ther resolved, that Ray i
Schalk and Dick Kerr be j
commended for their manly
stand against the Benedict
^ Arnolds of baseball."
By a Rtaff Corrrxpnndcvt of tin heuai.d. '
Chicago, Sept. 30.?Each White Sox |
ballplayer named in true bills voted,
by the Grand Jury may bo prosecuted 4
on at least two different counts, ac- |
cording to a statement to-day by Alfred
S. Austrian, attorney for Charles,
A. Comlskcy, owner of the White Sox.
The drst count ho mentioned la the
one In which they are charged with
conspiring to do an illegal act. Without
question the public paid admission
prices to seo honest baseball played
and the conspiracy to throw the i
games thereby cheated the public.
The second count Is that the men j
conspired to Injure the property or'
Comlskey, which consisted of con-!
tracts worth more than $200,000, the j
drawing power of the team to attract
crowds to games and other
losses of good will, which Mr. Aus-j
trian estimates at $300,000.
"In entering Into this conspiracy,
said Mr. Austrian, "the players have destroyed
$500,000 worth of Comlakey's
property. Hill Veeck, president of the
Cubs, said to me that he would have
given $76,000 to Comlskcy for Buck
Weaver's release prior to the exposure,
but that now he would not have him on
the team. *
"Comlskoy held the contracts of these
men. whose trading values were more
than $200,000. All that Is lost to him
and more, for his drawing power, or
rather the drawing power of the White
Sox team. Is now temporartlv lost. It '
Is no different thnn If $500,000 worth
of property belonging to a dt^iartment
tore should have been destroyed through
a conspiracy.
"Can any one say that men can enter
Into a conspiracy to destroy $500,000
worth of property and not be subject
to the law? When Clcotfo was here In '
my office he said to me: 'What can
| they get m? on?' I asked him: 'Don't
| you feel that you've been crooked?'
. He said: I do. It's been burning In '
| me ever since It happened.' 'If you're
Doen orooseo i vmn nil'! wm i?w wuu.ii (
you have violated,' T told him.
"It makes little difference that the
case I* unusual. There la a law that
makes men responsible. There In a
onse of more than 800 yearn ago In
which a man named Orbell was Indicted
for cheating on a foot raoe.
There Is plenty of legal basin not only
for Indictments but for prosecution." <
Mr. Austrian revealed that the option
of having the Investigation go on while
ho pennant race was at Its most crucial
moment or to wait until after the nea- 1
eon had been put up to him as i'omie- ,
key's legit I representative antf that he
turned the latter proposition ilntn,
Hew Havana Service via PwtaMOIr Line. '
Prsu tng room, compartment, beetlon sleeper *
to K">- West, leaves N. V.. il'eniin L |( .
8.01 P. M.. arrive* Kty W\ A .
TrlOIMBl? ?
' ( mms
7 V'<sQ:*&
Herald, with all that wai >?
ntertwined with it, and the 'i *
i, is a bigger and better (j
vspaper than ever before. ''
Infonnation Supplied by ?
N. Y. Men. Expected to .
Help Convictions.
Chicago State's Attorney
Hastens Home With New
t /
Lawyer Says lie Is Innocent?
Friend Declares Rothstein
Is Not Involved.
Two New York men whose names
he would not disclose, but who, he
said, are neither baseball men nor
gamblers, voluntarily have given to
Maclay Iloyne, State's Attorney of
Cook county, 111., the sort of corrob- $ js
orative evidence needed to make a
strong ease against the fixers of last >
jour's world's series. This announcement
was made by Mr. Hoyne yestor
day just before he left this city to m
conduct personally the investigation ^
in Chicago begun by his assistants in
his absence.
Mr. Hoyne intimated that the evidence
ujxui which the Cook county
Grand Jury bad found the lndictments
against eight of the White Sox s
players and two gamblers might not ^
prove sufficient to gain a conviction
except In the cases of the players who
confessed. But with the information
furnished by the two New York men,
he said, the case becomes much
rr., , , ? . .,, ... ... . *
mi* lniormntion tames wun mat
contained In the confessions of the
players as printed in the newspapers
here. Mr. Hoyne will have to examine
the court and Grand Jury records
to determine just what value it
will be toward the return of additional
Indictments. He intends to
placo the in forma fion before the
Grand Jury as soon as he reaches
Chicago. The two men are willing to i
testify, he said. j
Evldriirir Surprise* lfoyne.
Explaining his presence in New
York, Mr. Hoyne said he had been
working up evidence for many
months, but believed it was not In
sufficient shape to seek the return
of Indictments, so instructod his assistants
to rest while he took a few
days' vacation. He came here with
his wife, arriving last Thursday, and
stopped at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
He intended to return to Chicago
on Tuesday, he said, hut on
Monday the proceedings were started
by bis assistants. He was surprised,
be said, to see what evidence had developed
in Ids absence to Jnstlff
starting the proceedings, but added:
"The Investigation is in capable
While he did not come to New York
especially to seek evidence. Mr. Hoyne
said, he realized that the information
received from the two New York men
would be of great value in the prosecution,
so he is hurrying back to present
it to the Grand Jury. jm."jt
The information did not come, he
said, from Abe AttelL whose name haa--^
born mentioned In the confession* of
several of the players, nor from Arnold
Hothsteln. He said he did not ?.
see either of these men and had heard /
nothing concerning them except the .11
tissnranceg of ono visitor that Roth- Jjv
stein had absolutely nothing to do drT
with the matter. Hfl
After Mr. and Mxs. Hoy tie Mr
there came a report from Chicago tha* iWd
the State's Attorney had offered lm
munlty to Attell If he would tur^<|p>
State's evidence against the gambla III K
alleged to have bribed the Wl | ||l
Sox players. Attell was still "ur>d..r
cover." searchers being unable to And
him In any of his usual haunts.
Attorney Tnlka for Attell.
Jdarlter In the day William J. Fallon,
counsel for Attell. said this In behalf of
his client:
"When this ease first came up Abe
Attell was looked upon a* a real big A
gambler. Now It simmers down and he
Is nothing at all. And If be Is Indicted
by any chance he Is perfectly willing to
go to Chicago, answer any questions, de- *
mand an Immediate trlat and be vindicated.
as I am sure eventually he will
be vindicated. He will not stop to seek
vindication now by means of any statements
In reply to attacks growing out
of personal grievances.
"When he goes to Chicago, If he Is
called, he wltl he confronted By eight
different stories of eight different men,
whloh I do not believe will stand up
criminal proceedings In Chicago because
r?f their Inahllltv to find a la*- to cover
the situation, then Attell will make a
statement to vindicate himself aquarely
before the public.
Aaked If there was truth to the rumor
that Attetl had signed an affidavit ln?
volvlng Rothsfetn In the "flalng" deal,
Mr. Fallen replied:
"He could not sign such an affidavit?
that la. he ha* not signed such a one to
my knowledge."
Through the gnmbllng fraternity there
appeared a general feeling that attempt*
to Involve Rotheteln were being mad*
by "email fry" gamblers to whose propreltlon*
Rothsteln had declined to listen. .
Rothetctn, like Attell, was not In hla^fl ,.
tsual haunts jrwsferday. Val CTFarrell fx A
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