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VOL. XXXI., NO. 175
Confidential Correspondence
To Enforce Peace Given Fund. Cowimi
t :
Harding Says "France Sent Her Spokesman Informally"
To Discuss New Association of Nations Defends His
Right to Confer With Foreign Officials As Member of
Foreign Relations Committee.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Oct. 18. resident
Wilson took steps today to ascertain
whether the French government has
riven authority "to a representative of
France" to approach Senator Harding
Informally with the request that the
Republican party take the- lead In the
forming of an Association of Nations.
At the earns time, the white house made
public the tet of a letter addressed
to Senator Harding by President Wil
on Inquiring aw to the correctness of
a statement attributed to the senator
In a dispatch dated ft. Louis. October
18. quoting him na saying that he had
been so approached.
"I need not point out to you." the
president wrote, "the grave and chaotic
Inferences to be drawn from such a
tatement. namely, that the govern
ment of France, which Is a member of
the league o rations, approached a
prlvte ccltiien of a nation which Is not
a member of the league with a request
that the United States lead the world
It was learned the note was trans
mltted by the state department to the
French government through Ambassa
dor Wallace In PaHs. At the French
embassy It was said that such a .com
munication had been received for
MARION, Ohio. Oct. 18. Replying
to an Inquiry from President Wilson,
Senator Harding wrote the white house
tonight that although France had sent
her "spokesman" to him Informally
asking to lead the way for an Asso
ciation of Nations, the Incident had
not Involved the Itench government In
any vein of Intelligent proprieties. The
senator declared that in his reference
to the eubject In a speech at Creen
castle, Ind recently he had sought to
convey the thought that there had
come to him "those who spoke a sen
timental way which was reported to
be very manifest nmonsf the French
people." Ho sd.led that his words
"could not te construed to say that the
French has sent anvbody to me."
Referring to Mr. Wilson's su?est!on
of impropriety in a foreign nation ap
proaching "a private citizen' on such
a subject, Senator Hardin pointed out
that he Is a member f the foreign re
lations committee, as well as a nominee
and suggested that an Informal sug
gestion to him I rrore than that to a
private citizen.
The text of Senator Harding's letter
sent in reply to ne from the president
asking whether the senator had been
correctly quoted in his Greencastle
speech Is as follows:
"Pear lr. President: 1 have before
me a press copy of your letter to me of
this date, th'niKh 1 am not in receipt
of the original copy. 1 am glad to
make a prompt reply.
"It la very stratifying that you hesi
tate to draw infereice without my as
surance that I am correctly quoted.
The quotation as reported In your let
ter Is not exact. The notes of the ste
nographer reporting my remarks quote
me as Baying: 'Prance his sent her
spokesman to me Informally, asking
America In its new realization of the
situation to lead the way for an asso
ciations of rations."
"I am sure that my words could not
be construed to sav that the French
government has sei anybody to me.
The thought 1 was trying to convey
was that there had come to me those
who spoke a sentiment which they rep
resented to b-s very manifest nmnng the
French people, but nothing could eug-
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BUFFALO. N. Y- Oct. 18. Preach
Ing his league of nationa gospel today
In northwestern New York tonight
Governor Cox resumed assaults against
Senator Harding for alleged "wigg
ling and wobbling' upon the league la
To six large audiences at Syracuse,
Rochester and Buffalo, and In two
rear platform addresses en route, the
Democratic candidate carried hla
preachments upon the league declaring
that It was "inspired by God" and a
"pledge" to American soldiers and
At the Broadway Auditorium and
Tennessee hall here tonight Governor
Cox declared that Senator .Harding
had made a "slip" In stating' that he
had been approached "unofficially"
by a French representative regarding
"a world fraternity."
"The French government." said
Governor Cox. "very promptly and !
puoperly denies that there have been
any official overtures of any kind.
I want to ask Senator Harding ....
whether It is not true that the 'rep
resentative of France' was not Maurice
de Kobra of Paris. If thU be true,
and I have strong reasons for believing
mat it is . . . we have an instance
of the kind of counsel he will seek in
international affairs."
Governor Cox said that Mr. de
Kobra. a correspondent for the Paris
La Li'oerte, and who recently travelled
with the governor before going to ac
company Senator Harding, waa an
author and humorist. $
"Senator Harding' Blip occurred,"
Governor Cox continued, "in one of his
back platform speeches. The restraint
imposed by the intellectual guard that
has been with him for weeks waa for
the moment withdrawn. The state
ment comes from Marion that no more
extensive speaking tours will be made.
Obviously the Republican party Insists
upon being protected from the blun
ders of its candidate. The ctrcum
stance creates the question
as to what protection America, can
devise against presidential blunders if
senator Harding should chance to be
Governor Cox reiterated that Sen
ator Harding had taken thirteen var
lant league positions and the Demo
cratic nominee predicted that the
American people would not acsrov an
attempt to "wiggle into the presi
dency." Governor Cox asked whether
ir elected, benator Harding. In carrv.
ing out his proposal for "Dlural tav.
ernmeni- would consult with ih
Johnson-Corah or other groups.
That , -
- "'""h, Mi cycione oi protest
from Republican men and women "
has followed Senator Harriinr. r
Moines speech, waa asserted h r.n.
ernor Cox to all his audiences.
mey ve roiiowed him until they are
uu cuuian i any more. ' the gov
t-rnur oeciarea.
Re-stating that he would accent anv
reservations not harmful to the
ungues basic prlnclnle th. -nv.rnn..
hi me vera ict Nov. 2 would be t
'people's mandate."
Flection in New York of a Demo
crauc senator who would support the
league aa asked by the governor In
a 1 of his addresses. Here tonight he
also urged re-election of Governor
n .. .
than an hour late and was forced to
cancel one address. While In Roch
ester he lild a wreath on the grave of
husan U. Anthony, woman suffrage
Leaving here tonight. Gov. Cox will
campaign in New Hampshire tomor
row. Special reference to the Irish
question was made tonight by Gover
nor vox, who challenged Senator
narciings position that it was not
matter for "official America."
j ne I'cmoerattc nominee asserted
that his opponent 'had voted against
every proposal of self-determination
in the Fenate from the beginning of hi
service until now, including every pro
poj. u ior me rreeaom of Ireland."
"Senator Harding says that this is
domestic question." said the governor,
"that concerns Great Britain and Great
IJritaln only. My 'judgment is that It
has become a world tragedy. I call
your attention to the fact that the
British papers have been predicting
Senator Harding's election and that
three d'ivs after he expressed himself
nt?iint the interests of the Irish peo
ple. M.ilhritruan. Ireland, was burned
to the ground by British soldiers."
Win n he plunged directly into his
argument the governor wa3 In-
-r. .(,(,. 1 the ( ;elifn:
"itrr.v ;il"if the soldiers" hon'js?"
The ,t n1 :.l;i te federated that he
io:-et c viriiT ex -sTvi-o men a "farm"
and a home" from the government
j ilut'-.mn or the four-fold plan of the
I rnrri' an leg. on.
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Big Bootleg Expose
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with conspiracy to evade the prohibition
alleged bootleggers.
enforcement director, succeeding Mrs.
to Washington to lay her charges of
bition cotnmiss.'oiwrs.
moter, at liberty on $10,000 bail, held
master mind" in a elcantic bootleeging
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LORIN HANDLEY, former prohibition enforcement director, recentfy killed
In an automobile smash, which Department of Justice offlciala are probing
on belief that it may not have been an
by liquor runners.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire ,
CHICAGO. Oct. 18. Representatives
Of every National leapuo baseball club
and three American league clubs to
night went on record as favoring ab
rogation of the rational agreement be
tween professional leagues. Resolu
tions adopted proposed a complete re
organization of baseball with the na
tional commission abolished and a ci
vilian tribunal of three men not finan
cially Interested In the game In com
plete control.
The action came after a conference
lasting more than nine hours. The
resolutions will be considered at an
other meeting Nov. R and presented to
the meeting of minor league officials
at Kansas City Nov. 9 for their ap
proval. All -professionel leagues will
be invited to join with the eleven clubs
acting today in the proposed reor
ganization. -
A statement Issued after the meet
ing notified the clubs not represented
that they have until Nov. l to signify
their willingness to Join In the reor
ganizatlon. If they have not come In
by that time, the statement says, a
twelve-club league will be formed
without them. The eleven clubs rep
resented would be Included in the
league and a twelfth member would be
chosen from some other city.
Iresldent Johnson was not in the
city tonight, but was expected back
tomorrow or next day.
The three American league clubs
which Joined in the reorganization pro
posal are Chicago, New York and Bos
ton. They are the name clubs which
lined up aealnst Johnson last winter
In the baseball ficht.
The proposed plan of reorganization
follows the outline mado by A. D. Iis
ker, stockholder, of the Chicago Na
tional league club. The chairman of
the proposed tribunal would receive a
salary of J25.000 a year and the other
members would receive $10,000 a year.
The tribunal would ,be supreme and
there would be no appeal from its de
cisions. Tlio agreement would be In
force for 23 years.
Club owners at tho meeting said that
if President Johnson of the American
league and the five club owners who
have always sided with him In baseball
discussions did Vot care to Join with
the other club owners in the proposed
reorganization they proDably would "go
ahead without Mr. Johnson." Johnson
was not present today and the Cleve
land, Detroit, Washington, St. Douis
and Philadelphia American league
clubs also were not represented.
President Heydlcr of the National
league said the men present felt that
Johnson and the others absent -had
given them a "decided snub."
The resolution as adopted by the
Joint meeting of eight National league
clubs and the three American league
dubs follows:
He It resolved:
1. That the existing national acree
ment.be and th fanie Is hereby abro
gated and denounced;
2. That the rl.:bs of the National
league and such American league clubs,
and such clubs of the National Asso
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Francisco census director, charged
laws by acting as financial agent for
prohibition supervisor, now prohibition
Glad Kimball Warburton, who haa gone
"political Interference" before the prohl
broker and well-known financial pro
in connection with operations Of the
ring here.
accident, as first accepted, but murder
ciation of Professional Baseball leagues
as shall now signify their acquiescence
in, or shall hereafter sign the agree
ment hereinafter provided far, hereby
agree to enter a new agreement whcb
snail proviue iur:
(A) A board of control, composed
of three men of national repute (one
of whom shall be chairman); they
shall be men of such business and
professional experience, In no wise
financially Interested In baseball.
whose characters and reputations will
be such as to convince the public that
baseball of the future will be con
ducted in a clean and fair manner.
(B) That this board of control and
Its chairman snail be selected By
majority of the cluDs of the National
league and the c'ubs of the American
league, who phall on or before No
vember 1, 1920, have signified their
acquiescence In the plan provided
these resolutions, at a meeting hereby
called to be held In Chicago, Govern
ber 8. 1920. In the selection of the
members of such board of control the
recommendation of the minor leagues
shall be Invited and considered.
' (C) That said board of control shall
be elected for terms ending respect
Ively December 31, 1925, 1926 and 1927,
(Continued on page 2)
And some folks must fight all the
way for the little they receive.
The Phoenix iJay Nursery Is a
worthy instiUitlon deserving of All
the support the residents of this
city can offer.
The boxing fans
will do their bit
this evening to
help swell the
maintenance fund
of the Day Nur
sery by staging a
scheduled forty
round boxing
card at Tally's
Arena. The net
proceeds of the
show will be given
to the Day Nur
sery fund and
everyone who at-
tends will receive
a full evening's
e n t e r ta I nment
The boxing card is staged for
charity, but the entertainment is a
regular boxing number with every
fighter going in to win. Don't
overlook .this opportunity to help a
worthy institution and at the same
time witness a real honcst-to-good-ness
boxing show.
The first bout will start promptly
at 8 o'clock this evening at Tally's
September Expense
U.S. Government
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ernmental expenditures for the
month of September amounted to
more than $1,944,000,000, while
foT the first three months of the
fiscal year, the total was over
$3,630,000,000. According to a .
statement issued today by the
treasury . department. Ordinary
expenses for the month amounted
to $496,776,004, including disburse
ments to the railroads totalling
$179,758,610 for plaims growing out
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or leaerai comroi ana payments
made under the Transportation act.
War department expenditures
were next, amounting to $103,733,
097 including $38,169,294 paid the .
railroad administration during the
war. '
Payment of $40,000,000 to the
hipping board by the war depart
ment was also shown. Expendi
tures for the public debt during the
month totalled $1,447,316,873, of
which $1,395,970,500 applied to the
redemption of tertificates of in
debtedness was the largest item,
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON', Oct. 18. The cessation of
coal mining throughout the country
seems complete, for. althouuh the
miners In some districts anwar to
have entered the strike in a half-heart-J
ed manner, there is no sign yet of any
break in their ranks and. consequent
ly. -the dislocation of the country's in
dustries is becoming widespread.
Aor is there Indication of anv me
diation growing out of today's confer
ences, all parties apparently awaiting
the reassembling of parliament tomor
row, when it is expected the discussion
of the strike will displace the Irish
home rule bill.
The strike will hit the iron, steel and
cotton industries seriously. The great
blast furnaces in the Middleboroueh
district are already beginning to damp
down; thousands of furnace men and
steel workers are idle. This Tees-side
district provides a third of the whole
British output of pig iron and it is
feared, should the strike be prolonged,
that some 25.000 men will be without
Liverpool nd Manchester announce
the Impending suspension of the tram
way services and among the minor ef
fects of the strike is the countermand
ing of public social functions. Already
the visit of the Prince of Wales to the
city on Wednesday has been rescind
ed and it is announced that the page
ant which was to have been a fea
ture of the lord mayor's show lias been
abandoned owin to the coal strike.
Frank Hodges of the miners union
nas issued a statement intended to
prove that the miners' wages since
1914 have not advanced commensurate
with the advance in the cost of living,
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Electric Roads
Appeal Aivards
Of Wage Board
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, Oct. 18. The federal rail
way wage board today began its hear
ings In the wage disputes of more than
200 short line, and interurban roads
outside the scope of 'the recent wage
award of the board.
Testimony was upon authority of the
board to fix wages on electric inter
uiDans, eiecinc lines not operating as
a part of a steam transportation sys
tem, leaving argument concerning tho
merits of specific demands for later
Contentions that the government
body had not power to pass upon labor
questions touching electric road wages
was based upon section 300 of the
Esch-Cummins bill creating the board.
This section, it was argued, especially
exempted all electric railways not
operating as a part of ageneral trans
portation line.
Counsels for the Hudson ft Man
hattan railroad, the Pacific Electric
of Los Angeles, the Piedmont & North
ern railway and the Chicago, Lake
Shore & South Bend company, have
claimed exemption from the board's
ruling under this exemption,
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
viction in Arizona of Harry and
'Cleo Wilson, of charces of viotat
ing the Reed bone dry amend
ment by transporting intoxicating
liquors by automobile will stand
as a result of the refusal today of
the supreme court to review their
ST, LOUIS, Oct. 18. Scores of confidential letters
from the files of the League to Enforce Peace of which
Wm. Howard Taf t is president were introduced into the
records of the investigating committee today. Names of
a number of prominent New York bankers were named in
the copy. ... , .
Don H. Hunt, attorney for the committee, wno in
vestigated the activities of the League, reported that "in
my estimation, officials of the league have violated the
Logan act, which prohibits citizens from carrying on cor
respondence with foreign nations without permission of
the United States government. The act carries, a penalty
of fines of not more than $5,000 and imprisonment from
six months to three years."
"The senate committee sent Hunt to New York sev
eral days ago to investigate the activities of the League
to Enforce Peace.' .
"Hunt conducted an inquiry for five days in the
league offices there, read all the correspondence in its
files and examined employes and officers of the organ
ization. "His report, a voluminous document, embracing
copies of all letters which he thought had any bearing on
the campaign expenditures investigation, was presented
Eefore adjourning, telegrams were
dispatched to the chairmen of Repub
lican and Democratic senatorial com
mittees asking them to file complete
statements of their receipts, expendi
tures, and pledges at Chicago, on
Thursday, October 28. The reports
will be made public at that time.
The report of Mr. Hunt's investiga
tion ol the league to enforce peace
proved the senstaion of the day. Doz
ens of confidential letters between Mr.
Taft, George W. Wickersham, Theo
dore Marburg and others were given.
In bis summary Mr. Hunt said that
Herbert S. Houston said before the
committee he had talked to the Ger
man chancellor. Lord Robert Cecil and
Lloyd George in regard to the United
States entering the league cf nations.
and Edward A. Filne of Boston, who
has been abroad on a similar mission,
Is now "in Germany on a mission to
get Germany into the league."
"The correspondence and data which
follows bear out the charge which I
am about to make," Mr. Hunt's report
says, "that this organization has,
through its officials, by correspond
ence and conferences, talked with va
rious officials of foreign governments
about getting this and other countries
Into the league of nations peace treaty,
all of which in my estimation is in
violation of the Logan act."
Mr. Hunt reported that Wllltajn H.
Short, secretary of the league, took
from the file certain letters between
Mr. Short and George Wr. Wickersham
in which Mr. Short proposed a cam
paign in the interest of Mr. Cox, and
Wickersham agreed in part.
Mr.'Wickertham agreed to give up
the letter, the report says.
A letter from Mr. Wickersham to
Mr. Short, dated July 10. 1920, says
"Thank you, Mr. Short, for Mr. Sweet
ser's letter. It is very logical and
sound. How much better was Gover
nor Coolidge's speech of acceptance
than that of Senator Harding's."
Other correspondence shows that
ex-President Taft threatened to re
sign from the league if it took a par
tisan part in politics and reiterated
his belief that Senator Harding will
be elected and that the one hope of the
league with the Lodge reservations is
through the Republican candidate.
The Hunt report said that the league
to enforce peace spent J2500 to finance
a letter sent by Samuel Gompers to
60,000 lofal unions asking the union
members to bring pressure to bear on
senators to have them vote for the
league of nations.
Other items of expenditure given in
Hunt's report include bills for publi
cation of advertisements in 44 cities
throughout the country and two bills,
one of $24,583.25 and the other for
$10,5:14.22 'from the Western Newspa
per Union.
A letter from Theodore Marburg of
Boston to Secretary Short, dated Au
gust 12, 1920, says that the "most di
rect road to ratification of the treaty
is the complete defeat of the political
party which has suffered the con
scienceless band in the senate to ride
its neck."
Another letter from Mr. Alarburg to
Jlr. short, written at Baltimore on
April 29, 1S20, discussed an article on
the league of nations written by Ham
ilton Holt and adds:
"I strongly urge that the article in
question be reprinted in the type and
style of a newspaper clipping that
from the Times, preferably and sent
to every delegate to the Democratic
and Repiibliran conventions before the
meetings of the conventions."
The article quotes President Taft as
opposed to any participation of the
league to enforce peace in the present
political campaign. A letter from Mr.
Taft to Mr. .Short on August 19, 1920,
says :
"I am opposed even to a series of
questions propounded by the league to
enforce peace to presidential candi
dates. Such questions can not but
take on a partisan attitude."
A carbon copy of the unsigned letter
from Mr. Short's files addressed to Mr.
Taft under date ofAugust II adds;
"Personally I find myself much in
clined to act with the Cox forces and
am under the Impression that a good
many of those who, like myself, have
hitherto been Republicans, are likely to
take the same course. Many others will
support Harding Prof. Irving Fisher's
report furnished considerable reason to
believe that Harding will yield to
pressure as the canvass goes forward
but his vacillation and lack of principle
do not commend him to me."
On August 17, 1820, Mr. Taft sent
two letters to Mr. Short, one being a
confidential note, which said:
"I am enclosing this with a more for
mal statement because I do not wish
to threaten to resign as a means cf
preventing action by the executive
committee which the members of that
committee may think it wise to pre
pare to take but if they conclude to
take any action looking to the support
of one party rather than the other in
the campaign I wish to resign my po
sition as president of tho league.
"I feel that Harding is going to be
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