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Fair and continued cool to-c
> fair, with rising tera|
Highest temperature yesterday
Detailed wea.t)Ur reports will bs found
Tin TTI/'fatnd All A nnninf.
AAU 1/lVittVVU mi
ments, Directed Contracts
and Fired Good Men,
Testifies MacStay.
Favoritism and Gross Mismanagement
Bared by the
Meyer Inquiry, Says
Brown. *
No Discipline, No Competition,
Just Absolute Monopoly in !
T* .11 A I /N
crooKiyn, Asserts torn- 11
missioner Leo. '
Under the system of "gross mis* <
management" which has prevailed in i
the Department of Street Cleaning <
there has been great and unneces- 1
sary waste, favorite contractors have
been given their plums year after t
year and political necessity has side- 1
tracked business efficiency, Elon R. ?
Hrown, counsel, charged when he i
summed up the testimony given yes- i
terrlay before the Meyer committee J
regarding a dozen phases of the de- t
lartmental activities. He urged the ! t
committee to try to improve eondl-ji
tions through helpful legislation. |J
Arnold 6. MacStay, Street Cleaning j Commissioner
for three years and 11
now Deputy Welfare Commissioner, 11
told the committee that Mayor Hylan } (
>vaa complete boss of the department, 1
iuring that entire period. The Mayor 11
dictated all appointments, forced a
deputy to resign, insisted upon the t
i'ppointment of his druggist to an i
engineer's Job and directed how con-! i
tracts should be handled, the witness j ]
raid. (
Hrookiyn pays about two and ajt
half times as much as Manhattan, i
for its removal of asbes because of a i t
r radical naononolv held nn tim hno). 11
noss by one concern. Paul Vaccarelli, i 1
liuown as Paul Kelly, collected $351
tor trucks which he hiped-tor $25 In i
.1918 and 1920. David Hlrshfleld, j
Commissioner of Accounts,,made a 1
report stating that VaccarelH, Johu i'
A. McCarthy, intimato friend of (
Charles F. Murphy, Tammany leader, ]
.vnd others were leasing trucka to tho |1
city. |1
tun on nikrrt Inland riant. |
Scows loaded with ashes turned
c er at their pier? and the city paid 1
the excuses of dredging. The city I ]
oo'.t over a plant on Rikera Island ! !
>n a lease of $1,000 a day for fifty-1J
two days, spent $58,000 on it in that f
i!mt and sold it for $91,000, a loss in ,
mo inonth6 of $17,000.
rh? motor equipment purchased by ,
I e city last year at a cost of $2,500,000 j
i . .lot manned adequately for snow rex-oval
a>-d It is a question whether (
' .1* experiment la to be. a succesr, (
'i'he plan of building garagen at een- (
trat points for that equipment so the ,
snow removal apparatus will be lo- ,
rated conveniently for storms has not I
been carried out. Instead of spending > ,
9(*,1.000 on several garages $200,000 has i ^
been spent on one under the Brooklyn' (
Bridge and space is now being rcnteu i ^
In other localities.
John P. Leo, Commissioner of the j ^
department since last January, nd
nutted freely he hud encountered I
many handicaps when hi took ovori
the management, and recited the Ini- '
provementa he. is peeking to make. J
The CommifHloner made the most favorable
impression before tlie committee
of any representative of the Hj lan
administration who hie been en the1'
stand. In his summitry of charges i '
against Its management Mr. Brown
anid that he liked Mr. t?eo and his j
conduct, and added his administration J
held promise of better things, but ex- ! '
pressed fear ho could not do what he 1
Brown'* Statemraf. j '
In his statement Mr. Brown said: | <
"This department's expenditures in | <
1917 amounted to $7,629,000; in 1918.,
$9,033,000; in 1919. $11,240,000. and In I
1920, $18,163,000. and either 1919 or
1930 was the peak of prices: in 1921,;
$16" 90,000. and this year, thanks for j '
the favor, $1,000,000 lesa, but a million
dollars less is on a very small scale of
"What I am going to say about this
I am going to say, first, excluding
Commissioner I.eo In relation to the
State of the department. The eontlnuam-e
of the practice for years of
disposing of the atihrs and sweepings,
rubbish and garbage of the city by
dally contracts has resulted in piling
up expenses most unreasonably. It Is
In violation of all rules of business.
The Commissioner was notified on
December 27, 1918. to take care of
the Brooklyn waste for twenty days
when he had no equipment for doing
It. That wns done at an outrageous
Continued o? Xinth Pay.
THF. flAZA. New Trirec.-d Restaurant now (
open. Tea, Dinner and 8upper Dances In
me OrUl Room.?Adv.
ct 1*7
CAST. mi
Lay; to-morrow I
perature. I I
, 57; lowest, 46. J
00 Editorial pa??.
5-2 THEY T
The Old Law of Averages
Swerves Victory for McGraw's
Young Men.
Ward Wabbles After Making
Fine Eecord, Needed
Tallies Recorded.
Dontest Abounds in Fine Plays,
With $45,000 or $1,725 for
Each Man, at Stake.
The insurgent Giant?, sweeping
orward as on a tide, downed the
Tankees again yesterday, winning
>y the score of 2 to 1 and getting
mch a grip on the title of champions
>f the universe and points north,
vith their advantage of four games
.o three in the late evening of the
vofld series, that their hold might be
:ompared to that of our little
>rothers of Nippon on Shantung.
The Giants won because they had
:he irresistible aid of the best ball
)laver on earth. Mam or the moon?
t hard boiled egg with threo aliases,
tn absolutely impartial, impersonal,
mplacable foeman whose enmity is
-uln to his adversaries and gain and
(lory to bis protagonists. Sometimes
his fatal foeman plays under the
lame of Law of Averages. Occasionilly
in baseball as in all other sports
?in every human activity, indeed?
lis name appears (though never in
he box score) as Doctrine of
Chances. At other times he is glori'led
or anathematized as Theory of
Nobody can beat him. He played
igalnst Napoleon at Waterloo, for extmplc,
when that world series went
igalnst the French team. All history
s the pudding for the plums of his
icbievcment. His drinking cup is
be vessel that goes too oft to the
veil. He detects genius and will not
;olerate perfection; a commonplace
ellow but. a3 one notes, formidable
leyond belief.
Old I<aw of iTrmifi Boba T'p.
la tlie fourth inning of yesterday's
lively encounter, when Robs Young,
ight fielder for the Giants, sprang
letermineJly to the plate. Umpire
liglcr, in justice to the 3o,000 or so
n the seventh day's crowd, should
lave made this unnouueement:
"Law of Averages batting Tor
It would have explained so much m
the woe that befell the Yankees had
Fllgltr bellowed this information, for
t was not Young that batted, rt was
bis incarnate spirit of the mediocre,
his unforgiving enemy of persistent
perfection, who : lapped a grounder to
roung Aaron Ward, playing second for
he Yankees. He know what he was
loirr;, this invisible substitute, vhen
ic selected Ward as the man to hit to.
Whet happened as ha1f-?f the great
rov.d boomed in joy snd half groaned
n sorrow? "Ward, the infielder with
he heat, record for both teams; Ward,
vho had made forty-two plays up to
ruead.oy, many of them very difficult,
some of them superlatively brilliant,
without a single error, and who had
made forty-six such plays up to yesterday
with only ono mistake?fumf>led.
Ills lingers were butter for a
second or two, for Just long enough
to l"t Young?-the Invisible substitute,
rather?get safely to first base.
Next thing any one knew Meusel
r>? the Giants, who has distinctly outshone
Brother Bob of the Yankees,
whanged the bull clear to the left
field fence for a two base hit. end Kid
Averages had scored the first run for
:ije miaru". run inn ii?ti ' run:
it. 1 ?nd t. Two wore out when Trlsh
Mouse! showed the Muff that was in
film, but the point t 'vrc thould
bavo ben throe out. and the reason
fh^re were not three out whs that
the I,avv of Averages?call it what you
sill?was dissatisfied with the hitherto
hlning perfection of Aaron Ward.
This young: man had been all the while
? little too sure, a little too dependable,
i. little too skilful.
Plucks Destiny's Whiskers.
Ward lind dared to beard the fates,
lie had plucked at the whiskers of
lestlny. He had wriggled his fingers
it mathematics. Like Procrustes, he
ihould have tossed a ring Into the
>?a for into the bleachers, no bod Imitation
In exciting moments of a tosaTrg
sea), but If he had done so the
lewel would have come back to him,
for misfortune was riding his h&ck.
The Uw of Averages never does
things by halves when It sets about
to rectify unbalanced achievements.
In this fourth Inning \t gave poor
Ward a nasty slap and caused the
s-hole Yankee team to weep Inside
their son Is, but It wasn't through
frith either the individual or the company.
It had stolen the small hut solid
idvantnge of one run that the brlllant,
courageous pitching of Carl Mays
tad won for the Yankee team.
Now it prepared to grind Ward
Mays, the whole a:-?orlatlon, into the
Continued on Fifteenth Page.
AGAIN, 2-1;
f 11 V
World Series Receipts
Nearing Million Mark
NEW record for world series
receipts was made yesterday
when the grand total to date
reached $804,781. This is $82,367
more than the previous high
mark made in the series between
the Cincinnati Nationals and the
Chicago Americans n 1919.
The total receipts of the present
series is almost twelve times
the aggregate collected in the
1905 series between the Giants
and Philadelphia Athletics, the
first series played under the
rules of the old National Commission.
The official attendance at yesterday's
game was 36,503, and
the gate receipts $118,974. Of
this sum the Advisory Board,
j which succeeded the National
Commission, appropriates 15 per
cent., or $17,846.10, while the
balance, $101,127.90, goes to the
club owners. The attendance and
gate receipts fell a trifle short of
Friday's record for the series,
there being six paid admissions
less and a difference of $33, the
third game having attracted
36,509 spectators, who paid
$119,007, to see the Giants acore
their initial victory over the
Break of Game Comes When
Ward's Error Paves Way to
Giants' Victory.
i Baker Replaces McNally, Who
Ts Injured, and Makes
Two Singles.
W?n. l??t PC.
Giant* 4 3 .R71
\ unUfi 3 4 .4*n
i Every requirement of all sufficient
| pitching:, competent pitching In nn
j important gnnte under trying eircumi
stances, bm f til tilled by Fhll Douglas
: of the Giants >ind Carl Mays of tljc
| Tankces yesterday in the seventh
' world series ball game at the Poki
Grounds, bitter pitched game hue
adorned a wci'Td series with "the Jewel
i of excellence. 'iTr.e Giants won, ?. to 1,
| and lead in Lite tiisrle, four games to
A splendid victory for Douglas, and
one It which ho bore his part with
the ceaseless skill of his other games:
u defeat for Mays ae undeserved and
heartless a visitation of 111 fortune as
that which befell Christy Mathewson
when be lost the historic curtain game
of the 1912 series between the Giants
an<1 Ytrwatrm cov.
j Fortune distributed h?r favors no
I mora sparingly to Matty on that r?;
mo'p occasion than sjia <314 to Mays
, yeeterday. The w:iy the pmo went
' for tho biohd YYelirtimaA, the Yankeen'
I host hoxrr.an, had Its archetype In
j that hitter batlJe on Kenwny Perh
nine years ago. nnd Mays yesterday,
| pitching with tho same unfaltering
i skl'l bore the misfortunes of war with
tho same philosophical composure of
1 his distinguished predecessor,
j Unlike a high up personage of a team
rather closely associated with this
series. Manager Muggins of tho Yankees
trotted off the field at the finish without
blaming anything on the umpires.
Aaron Ward, whose good playing has
j embellished the series, really niade two
errors?although officially he U credited
, with only one?each a fumble on
i chances not even difficult, aud each
of these played a part in a Gtnnt run.
j A fumble by lilmcr Miller?so Judged
I by a majority of the fans, although
officially he received no errors?aleo
' played a part, and had Mays received
support as steady as Douglas'* the score
' w ould have been 1 to 0 in fw or of the
| Yunkee.i on the merits of the pitching;.
V?# t-1? n f fnir Ollmierl.
Rut a, ball panic Is not. pitching alone.
I Others must do their share, snd every
member of the Giants did his Job proficiently.
Xot a. cng slipped. Mays
didn't deserve to lose and hla work
added to his reputation as a great
pitcher. He is an academician of the
I mound If ever there was one. Vet the
; National Leaguers deserved to win.
They followed each error by Ward with
| n timely hit. The Yankees made but
i one hit when a runner was within rcor
ing distance.
The Olsnts made hut five scattered
' hits off Mays, never more than one
' to on inning. The official score tnay
say different, but with the official score
| this writer does not agree. The Yankees
' made eight hits off Douglas. three
j times bunching two in one inning.
I Douglas really was hit harder than
eight hit*, but his work in pinches was
an effective combination of craft and
unruffled nerve.
His whole team, though having all
the luck, played championship ball so
] far os play can suit the requirements
of a game, and one of the features of
the CMants' progress In the series hss
been their adaptability, a useful adjunct
to the spirit which goes with an
admirable organisation.
In closeness, uncertainty, well matched
teams, businesslike playing, little fuss
and erlsp. deft handling of batted bells
and throws, this was the best game of
the post-aeaeon lot. It wasn't the best
sort of a beeebsll day. either, with Its
bleak skies and cold wind. The springiness
and fresdom of the players turn
most commendable, considering the unsuitable
TCmll Meusel, a knockout with the
i hat for John MeOraw In thla Intramural
clinch, added one more telling
Continued on PifUmth Pa ft.
\fon PuiiA'lii' Vaq 11 AftirliaAii
man V/ivu^ut ncai mauiovu
N. J., Screams When He Is
Dragged Into Woods.
Refuses to Look at the Los
Where Janettc Lawrence's
Body Was Found.
Tramp Taken by Newark Be
tectives Held for Investigation?Declares
Frank Ruke, who said he was 4
yearn old and had never had a. hom?
was caught near Madison, N. J? lat
yesterday afternoon by Capt. Bre:
and Lieuts. Farrell and Bell of th
Newark police department and takei
to the Kluxen woods, where Janett
Lawrence, 12 years old, was murderei
last Thursday afternoon.
When they reached the outskirts o
the woods the man began to screan
and yelled that he would not go fur
ther. The detectives dragged him lnt<
| the woods, however, and to the lo(
behind which the body of the girl h;u
been found. Ruko refused to look a
I the log. He covered his face witl
his hands, cowered behind Capt. Bre;
and shrieked:
"Why don't you kill me! I don'
want to live, anyhow!"
He would say nothing else, and noth
! !ng the detectives could do would tnduci
him to look at the log or the grount
o\er which the body of the girl cad beet
dragged. They took him to the Morrli
j county Jail at Morrlstown. where he wai
| questioned by John M. Mills, County
| Prosecutor.
Find Spots on Penknife.
The police found In his Dockets a girl'i
handkerchief, embroidered with the let
ter "L" In blue, which Kukc said he dlf
not know where he got, aid tw<
knives. One of thc?c la a stilletto, th?
o{he.r ia an ordinary penknife. The lat
! tcr has spots on tt which the police thin!
j rnay be blood, and It haa been sent to ?
chemist, in Newark toT analysis.
Prosecutor Mills sa'.d Puke would no
j admit any connection with the murder
and .-aid that last Tnursday he was in <
hilinn' ptamn !n tho Wfinidt nnai
Madison. The TVoeecutor said the mai
appeared to him :j b<* menta lly un
j balanced. Much ot hid talk whs ram
, blm.y and iiMohfiirL Mr. Mills sab
1 he would bo hold to,- further Investtga.
tlon in the murder, and that If hla con
nection with the crime wan not established
ho would be examined by alienists
! Tt was the man's actions that atj
traetcd the attention of Capt. Brcx ant
Lleule. Karreil and Boll. They were ?'i
' th'lr way home in :?n automobile frnrr
Morrletovn. where they had appeartt
before tiie Grand Jury on another case
and encountered nuke In Kings roe.d
ne.tr MadLon. Mia appearance was suspicious.
?"' j said, and tlicy stopped aw
began talking to him. After he hat
given evasive answers and hud talket
Incoherently they decided to take him t<
the Kluvc-n woods.
Rut" wore two suits of 'loihlng ant
had two other handkerchiefs besides th<
one with "I," embroidered on tt. Thli
last mentioned one will bo taken to Mad
isoti to-day and shown to the Lawreno
family tt> see If they can Identify It ai
the property of the- dead girl. Join
Earl.v. H. who has told of seeing a tnar
In the Klitven woods shortly after th?
murder, looked at Htifce and said tbi
man resembled the man he saw bui
that he could not be certain.
Kay He Worked In Hardens.
The Madison authorities said thai
Ruko was a tramp and that he hid beet
seen around .Madison and neighborly
towns for some months. He said tha
most of the time he had been working Ir
gardens In various towns, and appears
to be familiar with the sort of lv ry
rope the murderer used to tie the hand!
and feet of the Lawrence girl and wltl
the sort of knot the slayer used. Thli
knot is a "m?e knot" arid la commonl:
used by aardeners and greenhouse work
ct? tn tying plant* for *hipment.
It i? thought In .Madleon that then
might bi sonto connection between tlv
murder of the I.awrenoc clil and th<
robbery of two women on tl?c road he1
i ween Cedar '3ro\e and Montclair wlthlt
! the last two week#". It la likely that de
' toetfven will be eent to help the Montclalr
utid Cedar drove pol|.*o search foi
! the assailant. The women were Mra
Mary O'.Neil, who la the mother of flvt
; children, and Miss Mary Louise rirad
; shaw, 18, a niece of the chief of th<
! Cedar drove police forre. Both wen
' beaten and robbed, but In tho cane ol
Mrs. O'N'ell the bandit returned all hei
I money hut a quarter. The attack or
Miss Bradshaw occured on Septemhei
i 24 and that 011 Mrs. O'NeW last Sun
1 day.
The Mndlaon and Morriatown authorl
tl?s received n report yesterday that th?
New York police had located a metoi
car the seat* of which were ufalnet
with Mood, and whirh it *u thoughi
might have been used by the murderer
Detectives were sent here to investlgatt
the report. hut the New York polict
said they had found no such car an<
that they knew nothing of it,
Cf the World Series, to b
Grounds, will be reprod
Electric Baseb
Erected by THE NI
and THE SUN at
Corner of Broadway
,| Banker Says Mark Willi
Fall to 250 to Dollar as
Slump Starts. p
X Announces Solution Will
Retard Industry and Reparations
- Denounces Separation of German
Towns, Fruit of German
Special Cabin to Tub New Toik Hwui.d.
0 Copyright, S3H, by TnB New Toes Hbeald. * '
. New York Herald Bureau. ) ,Q
1 Berlin. Oct. 13. | (0
0 If the decision of tho council of the w,
1 League of Nations In the Upper
0 "llesian case goes against Germany,
1 which claims the entire territory, as 1
is generally accepted here, the mark .
f! .
* i 18 Bure to fall to 230 to the dollar, said "
1 a leading banker here to-night In commenting
on to-day's spectacular col'
lapse of the mark to 133 to the dollar. BU
* The only way to save Germany flnan- j re
^ clally, he declared, would be either to Dr
secure a reconsideration of the Upper j K'
t Slleslan settlement or to p'ostpone It M
for several months.
t The rumor Is persistent that the us
Wirth Cabinet has already resigned. Qt
Although this was promptly denied bl
> there Is no question It will fall If the la
1 partitioning of Upper Silesia is un- w,
> favorable to Germany economically, fco
What will fpllow if the Cabinet re*
signs is a riddle. x
"A Socialist Ministry would have j ^
the united hostility of Industry, hence i er
it would be unable to cope with repa- | ca
' rations." said a business leader, "while \ jn
* a Conservative Cabinet would have I ,_
I the united hostility of labor. Just'
j why the Allies should permit Ger-1
| many to come Into such a crisis !r j
I beyotiff any one's comprehension, j
| Without Upper filcsia economically j
untouched. German Industry will never'
be able to carry through the plan fori
foreign credits, from which so much,
j was hoped." ,
; The Vossteohc ZrttMio hears that the j A
Geneva conferees bee-an work bv making d<
j the partitioning of Upper Silesia on 1
; purely political grounds and one hlghh i
, unfavorable to Germany. Wh-n they ; Si
I submitted that scheme to two economic i (t
j experts it was rejected as unaoun l. The c.
exports made an unpromising inalysis
of Poland's business strength and re- '
portod that Poland herself was greatly ' rt
perturbed over the prospect of Upper ; (r
Silesia having a Polish rurreney or
having as a Polish province to bear a *'
pert of Germany's war debt, which Is !
i held us unalterably incumbent upon It p
! If It 1? ceded to Poland. The expert* ' ^
'then hit upon the solution of an ind* 1
pendent coal State with German cur- fc
, ' rency and a governing board composed
j of Germans, Poles and Cxer>s. , ^
By lltr A <*ecin'rtf P-ri.s. *'
' Bukltn, Oct. 12.?An official com- In
munication issued this evening s?rs: 1 d?
1 "At to-daj a sitting of the Cabinet the ,
? Chancellor votccd the general ir.digna- 10
Hon of the country a' the report?, i.hlch el
nre not denied, that the council of the
! uea.gue or .>3110118 ns3 oectaeo li.c is"1
* of Silesia on line* wit'eh do riot cor1
respond cither with the results of the!
1 plebiscite or the economic necdo of the ] ht
J country. ih
* "The Chancellor said that If the re- ^
t ports were correct German tow is, with ;
all the frulta of German labor and Ger- I ^
man intelllKer.ee, would h- separated | at
from the empire and placed under foreign |
domination. Such separation would be |
considered as flagrant Injustice not. only
by a majority of the population of tTp- , n<
per Silesia but also by the whole German
nation. It was not a pacific develop- ?
ment, and troulus would Inevitably result
frorn it. would ruOsc a deep j vt
wound In Germany's economic body. st
"The Chancellor nddea that if the de- ^
elston wfts Teally such as represented a
new situation would be crested which | "<
would prejudice conditions under which at
the prepent Government had assumed y(
conduct of the affairs of the empire." 1
The assumption that the partition of
t'pper Silesia lias been definitely dcoir]?n F*(
I caused <1 swift rise in foreign exchanges
1 in the money market section of the e*
' Bo?rso to-day. the stock niArket being jy
I closed. A feverish demand for foreign at
currnncinn fliarrpn eariy; n ? jv-m fjcr-n-j
' sloned by apprchenston of Internal and
# external trouble In consequence of the
prospective loss of valuable productive
[ territory*, with an attendant further dls-1 #
I aatrovis slump In the mark. The dollar of
, established a new record of 138. it d'
, closed at 1S1.46. Other foreign paper. l':
. Including Polish note*, was correspond- *r
i Ingly higher. 1 ,n
! g?
, **?
' in
t Bu the. Aeior.ated Freer. I
Qrkkta, Oct. 19.?The Council of the r?
t League of Nations has rearliej a fltial j w,
t r.eolslon on the Upper PllesUn question. !
1 to
Continued on Fourth Tape. j
e playefl today on the Polo Ifo
luced play by play on the h*
all Score Board |?
the Stewart Building ! j hi
and Chambers Street j j __
tricken as He Walks From
Library to Dining Ttooni
With Wife.
[ad Returned From Europe
on 3Ionday After Quest
for Needed Rest.
[ellon and Penrose Tell of
Grief?Services to Be Held
in Washington.
ie?.ial Dcupatrh to Tub N'r.tv Tons I'mald.
New York Hrrnld Borran, )
W ashington. D. C? Oct. IS. f
Senator Philander C. Knox of
mnsylvania, noted American statesan,
died suddenly at his home here
night. The Senator was stricken
Ith apoplexy while walking from
s library to the dining room with
ra. Knox and Warren Martin, hfa
1vate secretary. He died before a
lyslcian could reach him.
The Senator had not been in 111
talth. although he had been ailing
fficlently to feel that he needed a
st. Tt was this fact which
ompted a visit to Europe with Mrs.
nox, from which they returned on
To-day the Senator performed his
mal duties at the Capitol. He felt
lite well and went for an automo
le ride In Potomac Park, returning
te in the afternoon, stopping on his
ay back to buy tickets for a theatre
-night. He went directly to the 11
ary of his home at 1527 K street,
, W. Mr. Martin was with him and
ie Senator was cleaning up odds and
ids of business when Mrs. Knox
died hini for dinner. Ho was walk
g across the threshold of the ding
room nt. 6:45 o'clock when he fell
Kail* to Df Rct1v?4.
Mrs. Knox and Mr. Martin tried to
vivo him. Finding their etforts
ipiKcc^sful Mr. Martin ruBhod out
summon a physician. He was baci
i tlfteen minutes with Dr. L. K
dairs, wbo said the Senator wai
Mrs. Knox gave way under the
lock. Dr. Adams cared for her and
is not believed that she is in auj
News of Senator Knox's dentil spread
ipldly In Washington and brought
oni high officials expressions of tin
real est regret.
Word was sent at on?-e to Senatoi
enroae of Pennsylvania, bis colleague
mat or Penrose was profoundly afcted
by the news lie said:
"I am unspeakably shocked and can
nd no words In which to express my
-ief. X can only say that the countrv
is suffered an irreparable Iocs in the
>ath of such a statesman. And I have
st a close and worthy fnend and a
lerished colleague."
Serslees In Capital l.lkely.
Though no funeral arrangements
ivc been made it is considered likely
lat official services will he held in
'ashlngton and the Inidy interred ai
ic Knox horrie at Valley Korge. yenor
and Mrs. Knox had planned tc
> thoro over the week end. leavlnc
'ashington to-morrow and retumlnH
vxt Monday.
Philander C. Knox. Jr.. who lives in
'ashlngton, was summoned by serints
Immediately after his father wan
ricken, but Senator Knox had 1 cen
*<1 *oiTi?? time beforo he reached the
>me. Hugh S. Knox, another non, is
Strnfford. Pol. and Reed Knox, the
tungest son. and Mrs. James R. Tina,
the only daughter, are at Valley
Secretary Mellon the first official
Her at the Knox home. As an old
tend of the family he vent immetftcty
upon bearing the ne*.rs.
\otsble Dtsl^astUt Gone.
The death of the Pennsylvania
nafor removes one of the beet knoxn
American statesmen, lawyers and
plomattata. Senator Knox w-as fr<isntly
referred to by hi? colleagues
id others as one of the greatest minds
American political affaire In several
ineratlons. As Attorney-Ceneral under
cKinley and Roosevelt, as Secretary
State under Taft and as Senator
i?n> Pennsylvania, lie brought into play
e faculties that msde him a leader
national end International affairs.
Inilntlng when ha framed tha Senate
solution to bring a ctate of peace
Ith Germany.
In choosing the American delegation
the arms conference It hart been exicted
Senator Knox tvould be one o(
e American representatives. So tlearwas
this understood that It was
iletly Intimated In Senate circles that
nator Knox already bed been asked
aerve. When It wss decided to limit
e number of Ametlran delegates to
ir Senator Knox gladly removed himIf
from conalderailon so President
irdlng would have no embarrassment
appointing Senator Lodge, chairman
the Foreign Relations Committee, and
nator Underwood as the represent*.
,*a of the Democratic minority.
President Harding. It Is known, looked
Senator Knox as a logical member
Ihe delegation. As Secretary of flta'e
nator Knox had directly Interested
m-utf In the Far Kastern problem.
ConHr.uet! 0:1 Second rape.
~~ The lies' writing pspefj ????
The New York
best of The Sui
the whole revitel
and sounder ne
"nox Hies
zxy while
gton home
I ; J
| Philander C. Knox |i
n BpSSHmi
Had Notable Career in Senate,;
as Attorney-General and as
Secretary of State.
! Ex-President Placed Senator
Next to Root Among Country's
Ablest Men.
Theodore Roosevelt, it has been said,
regarded Philander Chase lvnox an the
ablest man in the country, with the
possible one exception, KUhu Root.
t The comparison affords a ready meos(
i;rc of the man whose death is annbunecd.
lie was a great eonatitu i
| tional lawyer ajni a statesman of the1
k first order.
The Republican party, malting use
' of ids abilities for many years Iti the!
United States Senate cr in Presidential;
5 Cabinets, hoc had reason to congratti- j
I late itself on such representation, lor;
' ur l/nited States Senator from Pennsylvania.
as Attorney-General under1
I President McKinley and President'
Roosevelt, as Secretary of State under j
i President Taft, and again Senator
from the State of his birth. Mr. Knox
' left on ineffacablo mart in the history;
. of the country.
Among' 1)1* larger ictyiiplMlBflU |
maj be mentioned lii* auoocss at Attor,
ne>-<Jenrral sn ragu'atlng und controlling
, the tr.i.-t.". bis subsequent aland a*
, Attorney-General f<>r the protection of
busineso that bad not Inn>d against
the low : 1)1* admirable (n'crprefotinn of
1 the Constitution in 'he Northern .Securi
tics and oth?r Important ear?s before
the Supreme Court; hia work nc Set-rotary
of State toward finning th eonfi- :
Uencc and friendship of Latin America,
j and the Inauguration of tl"> -u'-ccssful |
' policy later uneered ?t as "dollar dlplo'
macy." and. recently, hla atrenuou*
atrufrgl* In the United .Stolen Pena"> *
whleh resulted In the reaction of f.htreaty
of peace and the L?ag ;e of Nations
and in the pea e which was finally !
made with Germany.
Horn Aon of Banker.
Mr. Knox was born In Hrovrr.svtlle, 1
Fayette county. Pennsylvania, on May 6.
18X3. IIIh father, a boyhood friend of
James 'J. Blaine, was a country honker
and could afford to provide every advantage
for the boy. Young Philander
was schooled thoroughly and put through
Mount Union College at Alliance. Ohio. )
where ho was graduated In 1872.
I The elder Knox wen ted another hanker
in the family, but the young man had
determined to become p lawyer and |
nothing could shake him In the resolve, i
I Mi nan destined to become oik of the
I beat rewarded In Mm country, foe when
J he retired from cottwailon practice unA
! the task of advising the Carnegie Strei ,
' fonuany and other immrrio corporal
Hons be ? ?? earning not less than j
I |200.f'00 a year.
Thl* income mi resigned by Mr. j
I Knox to accept $*,ooo a year from the j
j t'nlted Stale*.
Made Wrnlth Id Plttaburgk.
Immediately after leaving *oll<,pe lie
went to Pittsburgh. where lie studied
law in the office of the United States
District Attorney for West'im Penngyl1
vanta. He studied assiduously, taking
enormous Inte-eat In his clios?n profession.
When young Knox begun to tri
| raeea he rlls; laved unfailing coolness
i and self-possession. a sound command
: of language and an eye for the smallest \
! details. It was in 1*75 that he was
J admitted to the Ailerheny county bar j
| ir.d clients came rapidly In 1177 he
[ formed n partnership with James W.
! Tteed. another young man stilt unknown
and a'ariln:; a career in Pittsburgh.
In the early 80's the rirrr of Ree.l A
Knox b?ga:i to make Itself felt It
son re.eral Important aults for the
Carnegie Steel Company and Its reputa- j
tlon grew with every month. Withtn a'
: few years the partners were credited I
, with making more money than any other ,
law Arm In Pittsburgh Powerful. !
wealthy clients literally besieged the
young firm for advice and by 1900
both Mr. Knox and Mr. Tteed were rich :
In the snieller days of Andre" Car- |
n?gle. Kr.o* was the Ironmaster's lawyer,
and alnce the lawyer had a shrewd.
Confinved on Second Page.
s *
Herald, with all that wag
n intertwined with it, and
[iced, ia a bigger and better
wspaper than ever before.
ejin a o ^ within 200 miles.
r. j, roim cents klsbwherc.
Its Desirability Even Questioned,
He Writes as t\ S.
Delegates Gather for
First Session.
Confident Conference Will
Lessen Burden and Reduce
Danger of Aimed
American Members Favor Fall
Publicity, but Decision Must
Kcst With International
Special Despatch to Taa New Ton* IIWW.
Mew York Hrrtld Bow. i
Washington. D. C.. Oct. U. I
The first meeting of the American
delegation to the arms conference
furnished President Harding to-day
with the occasion to give publto
warning not to expect the impossible
from the coming International gathf
While the delegates were meeting
and organizing President Harding
made public a letter he had written
to Miss Ella L. Freed, 44 Lenox road,
Brooklyn, expressing his vlevra of
what is to he accomplished.
From the time the invitations to
the conference were Issued Administration
officials have been disturbed
by misconception that appeared tc be
prevalent relative to Its object. Test
was suggested by the name wWeh
had been attached to the gathering?
a conference on disarmament?wh.ch
was deprecated by American officials
The President boldly procl&las
that universal disarmament not otlly /
is impossible of attainment now but /
oven its destraollity is questjor.W. x\.
In attaining (hie belief the President
sees in the pages of the past the rmpossibility
of teller that human ate
ture has reached a point where 4ho
entire elimination of arms is practicable.
A sarr>y ot the present he a
believes, renders the same ronolub'ou
The PtMldoat'a Letter.
The President's l*fter to Miss FVss# f
M ;j d'nr ifisa Fred :
Your letters, among others that
como to me. surest a wldeepread
misapprehension as to the aims of
tho conference on limitation of
armaments. In my letter of October
; I said to you:
"I think I ought to correct jour
impression about the expectation
of universal disarmament It !?
very rrroneoua cveu to suggest
that we contemplate going so fie
a* that. If r e can get a reasonable
limitation we shall think that
great things have been accorn-plished."
You replied that my let'sr
s?emed to bring a me??ago of
hopelessness to these seeking universal
disarmament, and asked ma
to explain reasonable limitation.
By reasonable limitation I mean
something rrncilcahlo that there
u? a chance to accomplish, rather
than an Ideal that there would ba
no chance to realise. It Is necessary
to deal with actualities; to
do the beet possible. Universal
disarmament would be beyond
hope of realisation; even I's de- i '
(.Inability at this time might well
be questioned. Thousands of yearsof
history r??c> -ding the ware and
controversies .>f mankind suggest
that human nature would require |
revolutionary' reorganisation to I
make universal disarmament peaelhle,
a consideration of the pree- ,
ent state of the world must, \
think, enforce the conclusion that 1
this is not a hopeful time to undertake
thnt kind of revolution.
On the other hand, a world nith
the horrors of recent experiences
seared into It* mind, end staggering
under the load of debt and
armaments, has generously Justified
our hope for a favorable attitude
toward the practical effort,
the sincere beginning, that *c are
attempting The fine spirit in
which leading nations have received
the Invitation to meet and.
conalder these tht.gs Is altogether
encouraging. To undertake ths
Impossible and fail might leave
our last state worse than our ftret,
The attitude of the cations warrants
confidence that we will not
fall hut rather that substantial
results will be accomplished, calculated
to lessen the armament
burden and to reduce the danger
of armed conflict. I fee! that Is
such an effort we are entitled to
the support of all people who
would bo glad?as I can ascuro
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