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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
tHIRTY-SECOND YEAR
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1921
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VOL. XXXII, NO. 98
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COMMITTEE HAS
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FOR THE MELLON
HI PROPOSALS
Majority Of House Ways
. And Means Committee
Say Efforts Should Be
Directed To Easing
Burden
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, August 2. Sug
gestions for new taxes made by Sec
retary Mellon apparently found little
support today among members of the
house ways and means committee.
Some committeemen were outspoken
while others said it was their Judge
ment that the committee's efforts
should be directed toward easing the
burden.
With this end in view, it was ex
plained,' republican members of the
committee had before them today
Chairman Madden of the appropria
tions committee; Eugene Myer, Jr.
director of the war finance corpora
tion, and director General Davis of
the railroad administration.
Chairman Fordney said that the
purpose was to get information as to
the financial needs of the govern
ment and then to determine Just
where cuts could be made. He stated
that Mr. Myer had told the committee
that under the plan submitted to con
gress by President Harding, railroad
financing could be taken care of
without more than temporary assis
tance from the treasury from time to
time until the securities proposed to
be issued could be marketed.
Should this prove the case, it is said
a material cut could be made in the
.treasury estimates of $4,675,000,000
needed for the government next year
as that Included $545,000,000 for the
railroads.
Seek Cut of Half Billion
Chairman Fordney also explained
that the new tax law would be desig
nated to run for several years and
.that the rates should not be fixed for
lurh a length of time on conditions
elieved now to be only tmporary.
He thought there should be immed
iate reductions of a half billion in
taxes even though that brought about
a deficit at the end of next year. This
could be wiped out, he added, by re
venues after expenditures had been
returned to something like normal.
Discussing Mr. Mellons proposals
Representative Bacharch, republican
of New Jersey, declared in a state
ment that he was opposed to the eli
mination of all or any part of the
transportation taxes and to the pro
posed tax of $10 on all automobiles.
He also declared that he was not in
favor of the proposed tax on bank
checks but that, of course, he did fa
vor the repeal of tha tax on soda
water and, ice cream.
Mr. Bacharach and other members
of the committee declared it would
be unjust to tax all automobiles the
same amount and it was evident that
If it was found necesary to impose
license tax on automobiles it should
be graduated.
A fight against any license tax on
cars was launched today by the Am
erican Automobile association. In a
letter the association said the federal
tax on machines and the state and
municipal taxes of all forms now to
talled $346,720,879 annually, or $37.67
per car.
The new tax suggested by Mr. Mel-
Ion are designed, it became known to
day, to yield .approximately $240,000-
000 of which $100,000,000 would come
from automobiles, $45,000,000 from the
stamp tax on bank checks and about
$70,000,000 from the three cent first
class postage rate.
Proposes Tax On
Autos And Gas To
Meet State Needs
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 2. Levying
of a tax on every gallon of gasoline,
a tax on every ton of coal and. a
tax on all automobiles coming Into
the state from other states was ad
vocated by Louis L. Emmerson, pres
ident of the National Association of
Secretaries of State and secretary of
state of Illinois, at the opening ses
sion at the state capitol today.
President Emmerson stated that it
is not a question of expenditure re
duction in most states today, but of
revenue increase and that indirect
method of taxation is most successful.
The question of meeting with the
National Association of State Audi
tors and Treasurers was considered
and the chair was empowered to ap
point a representative of the secre
taries' organization to attend the next
meeting of the auditors and treasur
ers and present to them the proposi
tion of a consolidation of the associa
tions. Governor Joseph M. Dixon
welcomed the delegates.
FRUSTRATE TRAIN BANDIT
HAMBURG, Iowa, Aug. 2 By lock
lng a would-be bandit in a vestibule
between the cars, a porter on the
southbound C. B. and Q. passenger
today frustrated a train robbery
The bandit, a negro, who had com
pelled a flagman to accompany him
through the train, stopped the train
and made his escape.
DO YOU KNOW:
That the Automobile Club of Arizona just or
ganized has 30 offices all over the state, giving out
information and free road maps? The first order of
356 road signs is being put in place. Write your
friends of our climate and roads for this winter.
Be a Booster not a Pessimist.
We Believe In Arizona!
ENRICO CARUSO ANSWERS
GREAT ROLL CALL-DEATH
FOLLOWS AN OPERATION
Last Wish To "Die In Own Native Italy" Is
Granted End Comes As Distinct Shock
To Music Loving World In View Of Late
Reports That Condition Improving
NAPLES, Aug. 2 Enrico Caruso died today.
The great singer, whose ultimate recovery had been
hoped for under the benign influences of his own Italy,
passed away at 9 a. m. at the Hotel Vesuvius. He had
been brought here hurriedly from Sorrento on the Bay
of Naples, where less than a week ago he avowed his
returning strength and expressed the conviction that
he would sing as before.
He had been able to visit the famous sanctuary of
Our Lady of Pompeii, giving thanks offering for his
recovery.
He went also to the island of Capri,
where he attended a luncheon in his
honor. But soon afterward unfavor
able symptoms, in the form of a high
fever, manifested themselves, and his
wife telegraphed to a Rome specialist
to come to Sorrento. It was then
discovered a new Internal abcess had
developed.
Caruso's removal to Rome for an
operation was advised, but he showed
such weakness tliat it was impossible
to transfer him further than Naples,
where he arrived Sunday evening.
Four physicians were called and their
examination shewed the presence of
a subphrenic abscess, accompanied by
severe peritonitis.
An operation to be performed at
noon today was decided on, but the
patient's condition became suddenly
worse at 4:30 a. m. Heart stimula
tion had been resorted to hourly.
In order that Caruso should not tire
himself, the J physicians ordered him
not to speak, so during his last night
he uttered no word. Of the members
of his family present at the death
bed the most pathetic was his old
mother, who had always clung ob
stinately to her little home, despite
her son's efforts to accustom her to
the material comforts of life.
Funeral Services Wednesday
LONDON, Aug., S. The burial of
Caruso will take place Wednesday
amid national mourning at the church
of Santa Maria Gracia In Naples, ac
cording to the Daily Mail.
Death Wholly Unexpected
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. The last
n ord received her from Naples was
that - Enrico Caruso was improving
nicely and that his voice would not be
permanently impaired by his illness.
Caruso became ill during last
Christmas week, when he suffered an
attack of pleurisy and was confined
to his apartment In the Hotel Van
derbilt. Three times he was operated
on, first for pus. in the pleural cav
ity, then for a secondary abscess and
again in the latter part of February
for a small abscess.
A corps of specialists attended him
and in the. crises when the singer
hovered between life and death oxy
gen was administered. Early in Feb
ruary in one of the crises priests ad
ministered extreme unction on the
dying. .
Messages of good wishes came to
the Caruso apartments from nearly
all the capitals and principal cities
as well as villages in all quarters of
the globe, some from persons un
known in the music world but who at
some time had been among the great
singer's audiences during his 25 years
of operatic career. '
Wish Was Fulfilled
Caruso once during his illness de
clared that if he must die he pre
ferred to die in his native Italy. He
rested at Atlantic City and on May
28 last sailed from New York, thousands-
of his admirers bidding him
farewell at the pier, and later it was
reported he was rapidly recovering.
When Caruso left for Italy he ap
peared confident that he would return
to America next fall and again take
his place with the Metropolitan Opera
company.
Shortly, however, after the tenor
had arrived in Italy reports began to
drift back to this country that he
would not sing again before the
American Dublic in his old voice.
Caruso, however, immed;ately cabled
a denial of these reports, declaring
that "When I want' to show I have
not lost my voice I will do so at the
nroopr time and place.
Early this month word came from
ttaiv that raruso was not recover
ing as rapidly as had been expected
and seemed depressed, but friends
declared his voice was returning and
that he sang a short time each day.
Reports reaching Rome at this time
stated that Caruso would be able to
sing by next winter, though friends
reluctanttly admitted "it will never
be quite the same again."
Caruso was also reported to be
living a secluded life in a hotel near
Naples, never mixing with the other
hotel guests, and taking his meals in
private suite.
News of Caruso's death, on the
heels of continued reassuring re
ports from Italy, came as a stun
ning shock to the music loving world.
The breakdown in the tenor's
health last winter followed a series
of mishaps to Caruso which culmin
ated on December 11 in Brooklyn
when he burst a blood vessel while
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ENRICO CARUSO
singing in 'Elisir d'Amore'
at the
Academy of Music.
Sang Through Illness
His performance on that occasion
was gallant; he struggled through
the whole first act, although time
and again blood choked his voice,
and every now and then he was
forced to change a reddened hand
kerchief for another deftly slipped
to him by some . member of the
chorus. "
Those in the front rows soon be
came aware of the singer s danger
and applauded the daring fight in
which time after time his golden
voice rose superior to the obstacle
that threatened to muffle it. It was
not until the combined demands of
his wife, almost frantic in the wings,
and the pleas of his physician had
been joined that Caruso finally con
sented to abandon the stage.
A few days before the mishap in
Brooklyn Caruso slightly strained a
muscle when he stumbled and
plunged into part of the stage set
tings At the Metropolitan opera house
during a performance of "II Pag
liacci." Caruso's last public appearance
was at the Metropolitan on. Christ-
man eve in the role of Eleazar in
"La Juiva." He was welcomed back
with a tremendous ovation.
Opera-goers that night felt reas
sured that all was well with the
glorious voice of their favorite but
on the day after Christmas came the
announcement that Caruso had been
stricken with pleurisy.
The death of Enrico Caruso be
neath the skies of his own Italy to
day caused sorrow on every highway
and byway of New York.
Beloved By All
Here he was beloved by all; the
poor of East Side tenements; the
wealthy-of Fifth avenue, the count
less numbers who filled the seats-of
the Metropolitan opera house when
ever the incomparable tenor sang.
Street sweepers stopped their work
to mumble a prayer for the departed
tenor, the cultured lamented the loss
to art of one of its most cnensnea
possessions. They felt the loss was
not only America's but the world's.
For Caruso's superb tones have en
raptured audiences the world around.
The homage paid him was never
better realized than when his voice
was silenced during his long illness
last winter. "
When he lay stricken, gallantly
fighting-against .a death that seemed
only hours away, ever expressing the
hope that he might be spared until he
could return to the soil that gave him
birth, the meek and the mighty of
every land prayed that the great
tenor would be spared to them and to
art a littk while longer.
Princess sent messages of sym
pathy ana hope to his bedside from
every country that knew a cable sta
tion or a wireless plant. in -New
York push cart peddlers as well as
business barons and leaders o so
ciety eagerly bought newspapers
hour by hour to learn how Caruso's
courageous fight was progressing.
To the hotel suite where he was
suffering from one operation after
another there went exquisite bou
ouets from florists' shops and also
! simple garlands that expressed the
I love and admiration from the poor,
i On id off the stage Caruso al
! ways was cheerful. His gaiety in
' responding to curtain calls, bis
I gracious bows and unexpected tricks,
j his inexhaustible energy aroused an
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JAP MERCHANTS
OPPOSE BILL TO
ADMIT COOLIES,
WITNESS STATES
Contributed Large Sum To
Send Labor Representa
tives To Fight Proposed
Legislation, He Says
' Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, (Aug. 2. Repre
sentatives of organized labor in Ha
waii, sent here to oppose legislation
under which Chinese coolies could
be admitted to Hawaii to help re
lieve the agricultural labor shortage,
testified before the house immigra
tion committee today that their ex
penses had been paid by Japanese.
Willot Chilton, who came here
with George W. Wright, president of
the Central Labor Union of Hono
lulu, when questioned by Represent
ative Free, Republican of California,
declared Japanese merchants on the
island had contributed $1500 so that
they might personally oppose admis
sion of the Chinese, and that he had
split it "fifty-fifty" with Wright.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, was
present when Mr. Free developed
that the Japanese chamber of com
merce of Honolulu, acting on a re
quest for help, decided it would be
"unwise" for the organization to
contribute, but that individual mem-
I bers could do so. Earlier Mr. Gomp
ers iuiu me cummuita Lime me leci-
eration, with which tha central labor
union of Honolulu is affiliated,
would not issued union charters re
quested by Japanese labor groups in
this country.
Says Japan Seeks Control
Throughout the hearings on pend
ing relief legislation, spokesmen for
the sugar planters of Hawaii have
asserted that the Japanese gradual
ly were gaining business control on
the island, and that they were secret
ly opposing temporary lifting of
American immigration laws which
would permit a flow of labor needed
to meet the shortage in time to save
future crops.
Delegate Kalanianole, sponsor of
the. bill before h-eommittee, de
clared in a statement tonight that
control of Hawaii had been Japan's
objective for many years.
"Do the Amercian people need ad
ditional evidence." he asked, "that
the economic control of the Ha
waiian Islands is fast slipping from
us after today's development before
the house immigration , committee
when the opponents of a measure
for relief, representatives of organ
ized labor in Hawaii, admitted re
luctantly that funds which brought
them to Washington had been sec
retly subscribed by Japanese in the
territory?"
Failure of congress to waive re
strictive immigration for Hawaii, he
declared, will mean that the Japanese
forthwith will state publicly that the
United States is "afraid to exclude
Japanese, afraid to admit Chinese."
In a statement tonight Mr. Gomp
ers declared the proposed legislation
"which would make possible impor
tation by sugar planters of Hawaii
of approximately 50,000 Chinese
coolies in bond" was a proposal
"brought forward for the benefit of
great corporations, and for the ex
ploitation of humanity."
Gompers Voices Objection
"The American people," he said,
"ought to rise in overwhelming pro
test and resentment against this in
iquitous proposal." It is, he added,
an act of shame and disgrace for any
American to advocate peonage, bona
labor, slave labor, anywhere under
the American flag."
"This issue," he continued, "clear
ly is whether the American principle
of Oriental exclusion shall be de
stroyed, whether Chinese coolies
shall be brought to Hawaii in bond,
and whether America is going to per
mit establishment in Hawaii of a
condition of serfdom, peonage and
bondage, in which the coolies shall
be brought to the island, tied to their
jobs and rendered liable to punish
ment if they attempt to desert the
work for which it is proposed they
shall be imported in bond."
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Has Narrow Escape
When Auto Plunges
Into Missouri River
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PIERRE, S. D.. Aug. 2. Justice
Charles S. Whiting of the state su
preme court is confined to his home
today with a badly shattered ner
vous system, according to his phy
sician, following a narrow escape
from death last night when the au
tomobile he was driving plunged
off a narrow road leading to the
ferry at Fort Pierre and fell into the
Missouri river. His condition, how
ever, is not regarded as serious.
Although the car was completely
submerged. Judge Whiting succeeded
in extricating himself and rising to
the surface. His 15-year-old son,
Fred, swam to safety.
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Governor Denounces
Indictment As Plot
Of "Big Interests"
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DANVILLE. 111.. Aug. 2. Gov. Len
Small, in a speech toniKht, denounced
bis indictment by the Sangamon
county grand jury as a. plot of the
"big interests" and demanded to know
why Attorney General Brunclage and
State's Attorney Mortimer "object to
my being tried in any other county
ir. the state outside of Sangamon?"
"Why doesn't Sheriff Mester arrest
me here?' he demanded. "I am ready
to be arrested in any county in the
state outside of Sangamon county."
Ford Rate Cuts
Ccvie Too Fast,
' S& Are Denied
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.
Freight rate reductions on Henry
Ford's Toledo, Detroit and Iron-
ton railroad have been made too
rapidly to comply with the regu
lations of the interstate com
merce commission. His applica
tion to file a tariff reducing by
20 per cent the rate on stone
from Sibley, Mich., to Detroit,
was for this reason denied today
by the commissipn. Mr. Ford
put into effect a reduction on
July 26 of five cents a hundred
on this traffic and under the reg
ulations 30 days must elapse be
fore additional reductions can be
made in the same traffic.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LANCASTER. N. H, Aug. 2
President Harding came into the
White Mountains of Northern New
Hampshire today for the first real
vacation since his inauguration. At
a little lodge high above the reach
of the heat wave and four miles from
the nearest telephone, the president
and Mrs. Harding, with close friends,
will be guests for the remainder of
this week at least, and longer if pos
sible. - Complete rest, with perhaps
some golf, fishing and mountain
climbing mixed, will occupy their
first attention.
The house selected by the president
for the vacation Is the country home
of Secretary Weeks. It Is on the
summit of Mount Prospect. 2.000 feet
above sea level, with only wooded
slopes about it. A pri-ate drive,
closed with a substantial' wooden
gate at the base of the mountain,
winds up to the little clearing that
contains the lodge.
Nearest telephone facilities are at
the mountain's foot, two miles from
Lancaster. The lodge Is onlv a few
miles from the Vermont line and
about 40 miles from the Canadian
border.
The presidential party arrived late
today after a picturesque motor ride
of more than a hundred miles from
Perrtand, M:iine. where they had left
me yacnt, Mayflower, in the morning.
Besides Secretary Weeks and the
president and Mrs. Harding, the party
Includes Senator Hale of Maine. Sen
ator Frelinghuysen of New Jersey
and Mrs. Frelinghuysen; Senator
New of Indiana, and Mrs. New; Sen
ator1 Phipps of Colorado and Mrs.
Phipps. and Secretary Christian. Mrs.
John W. Davrn, Secretary Weeks"
daughter, is hostess in the absence of
Mrs. Weeks in Europe.
The cottage has many conveniences
and the drive mounting to the sum
mit Is In reality a well constructed
boulevard. Otherwise the mountain
slopes are covered by virgin forest.
A red fox scampered out to take a
shy look at the presidential party as
it passed. There are several golf
courses nearby.
In Lancaster the president's com
ing occasioned quite a stir and a big
covey of automobiles were parked at
the entrance to the Weeks' estate to
honk him a welcome. The arrival
also prompted town officials and busi
ness men to deny that the visit had
been or would be made an excuse for
profiteering, local hotel keepers as
serting reports of contemplated ad
vances In hotel rates had been due
to a misunderstanding.
Accuses U. S. Red
Cross Worker Of
Starting Revolt
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
RIGA, Aug. 2. Prior to his de
parture for Berlin last night. Senator
France of Maryland accused Dr. E.
W. Ryan, American Red Cross com
missioner in the Baltic states, of hav
ing instigated the revolt at Kronstadt
last winter. Thereupon , Dr. Ryan
express'ed his opinion of the senator's
credence in what Dr. Ryan termed
bolshevik reports and of the senator's
dealing with the bolshevikl.
When questioned today concerning
the incident. Dr. Ryan said:
"The charge is ridiculous. The
senttur must have been raving."
American official representatives
here also said today that the accusa
tion was without basis in fart.
The argument began in the sena
tor's room in the hotel and continue!
during the trip to the rai.way station.
It was heard in part by several per
sons who accompanied the senator.
Mr. France is said' to have declared
he v.culd renew this charge in the
senate.
It is understood Senator France in
vited Dr. Ryan to his room and
abruptly made hi3 accusation and
added that the bolshevik foreign of
fice bad promised to furnish him
proof of the charge.
Dr. Ryan has been engaged in Red
Cross and other re ief work in Europe
sine early in the war. His home is
in Scranton. Pa., In 19i0 he ffai
pln-.'ed at the head of the Red Cros
commission in Fsthonia. After a
visit to Russia he reported that the
bois'iievik government was "a social
adventure become a ghastly failure."
CLOUDEURST DOES DAMAGE
NOGALKS, Ariz.. Aug. 2. A cloud
burst in Xogales and vicinity at 4
o'clock this afternoon flooded the
business district of this city. Con
siderable damage was done in busi
ness houses by the water.
SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL
NOG ALES. Ariz.. Aug. 2. Police )
in Nogales, Arizona. Nognles. Snnnra.j
and other border points are searchinsi
for nine-year-old Adelina Garcia
who disappeared from her h"me in:
Nogales. Snnnra. Sunday. She was
last seen at 1 o'clock Sunday after-1
noon when she started down town
LODGEDMMOUNT
HARDING'S HN
ON HIS VACATION
SEVEN FORMER WHITE SOX
AND TWO GAMBLERS GIVEN
CLEAN SLATE BY
Public Debt Of U. 5.
Shows $206,000,000
Decrease In Month
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. A de
crease of $206,000,000 in the pub
lic debt during July was an
nounced today by the treasury.
The total gross debt July 31,
stood at $23,771,000,000 compared
with $23,977,000,000 June 30. Of
ficials said that the decrease was
explained by retirement of "trea
sury certificates of indebtedneea
and the operations of the sinking
fund during July, while no new
issues of government securities '
were offered during the month.
OF PHANTOM SHIPS
t Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. Federal of
ficials claimed tonight to have evi
dence of a rum-running conspiracy
involving prominent persons in var
ious cities along the Atlantic sea
board which would go far toward
clearing up the mystery of phantom
ships. '
This claim was made after the liquor-
laden schooner Henry L. Marshall
had been seized off Atlantic City and
brought here with four of her crew,
by the coast guard cutter Seneca.
Her captain and mate escaped in a
motor boat.
Federal agents intimated that more
than one vessel, was engaged In land
ing liquor. Firm belief was ex
pressed that these were the ltghtless
crafts which marines had declared
had been sighted but had refused to
answer signals.
No specific complaint has been
lodged against the schooner Marshall,
which with her cargo of more than
1.600 cases of liquor, is being held by
armed guards pending investigation.
Her cook and three seamen are being
detained as witnesses.
Although the schooner was outside
the three mile limit and was flying
the British flag when seized, federal
officials asserted they were Justified
in taking charge of her by the evi
dence of conspiracy in their posses
sion. , '
Issue 15 Warrants
for Lea'ders of Big
Mail Robbing Gang
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO. Aug. 2. Fifteen war
rants for the arrest of men said to
have been associated with John W.
Worthington in connection with mail
robberies totalling more than $6,000.
000 were issued today. News of the ar
rest in New York of Arthur M. Gold
smith,, said to be a lieutenant of
Worthington, pleased federal officials
who have been conducting the in
vestigation that led to the apprehen
sion of Worthington yesterday after
he had been indicted.
Reports were received also of the
arrest in Detroit of "Lefty" Lewis,
said to be another of Worthington's
aides. He was declared to have as
caped recently from Jail in San Fran
cisco, while awaiting trial on a charge
of murder.
Securities corresponding to some
lost in recent mail robberies and
bonds believed to be some of those
which disappeared from the Sinclair
Oil company's offices in New York
were found today in Worthington's
office, according to postal inspectors.
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Big Freight Rate
Cut On Furniture
Allowed by I. C. C.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 2. Per
mission to publish reductions on fur
niture rates, which in some instances
will be 45 per cent, has been granted
the transcontinental-carriers by the
interstate commerce commission, it
was announced today by G. W. Luce,
freight traffic manager of the South
ern Pacific company. . Publication of
the reduced rates acts to make the
reductions effective.
The new rates will be based on the
value of the furniture. Under -previous
rulings the carriers have been
compelled to make one rate for all
classes of furniture. The new rate,
therefore, is designed to stimulate the
market in low and medium priced
furniture. The list includes all styles
and types of household furniture.
PALMER DRAWS WITH ALBA
Tl'LSA. Okla.. Aug. 2. 'Kid" Pal
mer of El Paso and Tommy Alba of
this city boxed 12 rounds to a draw
here tonight, according to referee's
decision. Palmer carried the fight
ing to Alba in a majority of the
rounds and had the edge until the
twelfth, when Alba tore into Palmer
and had the visitor hanging on at the
bell.
INDICT PROMINENT JAPS
Hi "OLL"Ll Aug. 1'. Twenty-one
Japanese, many of them prominent,
were indicted here today on charges
if criminal conspiracy in connection
with iolrnce inc ident to the strike
of sugar plantation workers last yeax.
SAY RUM
nuns
SOLUTION
Jurors Deliberate Less Than Three Hours And
Take But One Ballot Carry Defendants
From Court On Shoulders Judge Says
Verdict Just
CHICAGO, Aug. 2 The seven former White So
baseball players and two others on trial for alleged con
spiracy to defraud the public through throwing the 1919
world series tonight were found not guilty by a jury.
The jury took only one ballot. ' .
The verdict was reached after two hours and 47
minutes of deliberation but was not returned until 40
minutes later. Judge Hugo Friend being out of court
when the decision was reached.
The defendants were: Buck Weaver, third base
man; Oscar Felsch, outfielder; Charles Risberg. short
stop; Arnold Gandil, first baseman; Claude Williams
and Eddie Cicotte, pitchers ; Joe Jackson, outfield al)
former White Sox players and Carl Zork of St. Louis,
and David Zelcer of Des Moines.
A Just Verdict
Announcement of the verdict was greeted by cheers
from the several hundred persons wrho remained in
court for the final decision and shouts of ''hurrah for the
clean sox."
Judge Friend
Jury, saying he
congratulated the
thought it a Just
verdict.
Eddie Cicotte was the first of the
defendants- to reach the Jurors. He
grabbed Wlllia.u Barrett by both
hands, shouting his thanks.
Joe Jackson. Claude Williams and
the others were close behind and the
Murors lifted them onto their should
ers while flash light photographs
wer taken. -
Bailiffs vainly pounded for order
and finally noticing Judge Friend's
smiles. Joined - in the whistling and
cheering. Hats sailed high in the
air, papers were thrown around and
the court room was the scene of the
wildest confusion in any recent Cook
county criminal case.
As the Jurors filed out of the room'
they were slapped on the back and
shouted congratulatory words by the
spectators.
Closing arguments were concluded
this afternoon when George Gorman,
assistant state's attorney. Informed
the Jury 'briefly that, in his opinion,
the state had presented such a con
clusive case that a lengthy address
was unnecessary.
Judge Friend in his Instructions
told the Jury that the state must
prove that it was the Intent of the
Chicago White Sox players and oth
ers charged with conspiracy to de
fraud through the throwing of the
1919 world series, to defraud the pub
lic and others and not merely to
throw baseball games. The case
went to the Jury at 7:52 p. m.
The Indicted
Those Indicted by the grand Jury
are: Eddie Cicotte, former star pitch
er for the White Sox; Claude Wil
liams, former White Sox pitcher:
Arnold "Shick" Gandil. former first
baseman; Charles ("Swede") Ris
berg, former shortstop; George
("Buck") Weaver, former third base
man: Joe Jackson, former outfielder;
Oscar ("Happy") Felsch, former out
fi elder; Abe Attell, former pugilist
and alleged gambler; Hal Chase, for
mer baseball player; William ("Bill")
Burns, former player and alleged go
between: Rachael Brown, alleged
New York gambler; John J. ("Sport")
Sullivan, alleged Boston gambler;
David Zelcer, Des Moines. Iowa, ad
vertising man and alleged gambler:
Louis Levi and Ben Levi, brothers, of
Kokomo, Ind.: Carl Zork, of St. Louis.
When the trial began. It was dis
covered only seven of the Indicted
ball players were apprehended. They
were Cicotte, Williams, Gandil,
Weaver, Risberg. Felsch and Jackson.
Only four of the alleged gamblers, the
Levi brothers, Zork and Zelcer,
were apprehended. After the. state
had finished its case, the prosecution
voluntarily dismissed the charges
against the Levi brothers because of
lack of evidence.
The defense, led by A.ttorney H. A.
Berger. then moved to dismiss the
cases against Zork, Weaver and
Felsch. Judge Friend indicated he
would not allow a verdict to stand
against these men, but the state in
sisted upon goirtg to the Jury with
them.
The Ten Indictments
The indictments upon which the
defendants were tried contained 12
counts but the state dismissed three
after presenting its evidence. The
remaining counts charged: .
Statutory conspiracy to obtain di
verse sums of money from divers
persons by means and use of the con
fidence game.
Statutory conspiracy to obtain di
vers sums of money from divers
persons by false pretenses and to
cheat and defraud the same.
Common law conspiracy to injure
the business and reputation of the
American league baseball club.
Statutory conspiracy to obtain
from the public generally and any
individual whom the defendants
might meet divers sums of money by
means and use of the confidence
game.
Statutory conspiracy to obtain
from the public generally and any
individual whom the defendants
might meet divers Mims of money by
false pretense.
Statutory conspiracy to obtain
from the public cenerally diver? s :m
of money by false pretense and to
. cheat and atran(i iim.
VERDICT
Statutory conspiracy to obtain
from the public generally diver sums
of money by means of the confidence
game.
Common law conspiracy to cheat
and defraud the American league
baseball clttb of large sums of money
by causing and inducing the playert
improperly and erroneously and not
in accordance with their skill and
ability to execute plays required of
them. ' '
Common law conspiracy to cheat
and defraud Ray W. Schalk out of
J1784 by causing the ball players not
to execnte play required of them
with their best jjkill and ability. . .
Attell Escapes Law
Prior to the trial Abe Attell "beat
extradition proceedings In New York
to bring him to Chicago. Hal Chase
was arrested in California but wai
never brought here. Ben Franklin,
another of Jthe defendants from St,
Louis, became 111 and could, not be
brought to Chicago for trial, while
Fred McMulIen, utility infielder for.
the White Sox, was not apprehended
on the second Indictment, although
he gave bond on the first. Rachel
Brown and "Sport" Sullivan were
never apprehended.
During the trial the name of Ar
nold Rothstein. an alleged New York
gambler, was frequently brought out.
It was charged he financed the con
spiracy which was said to have orig
inated in New York and was then
consummated in Cincinnati and Chi
caeo. "Bill" Burns, a defendant, turned
state's evidence and took the witnes
stand to tell of the plana made to
throw the games. He was corrobo
rated by William Maharg of Philadel
phia, who said he accompanied Burnt
on all of his alleged dealings between
the ball players and the gamblers.
Burns asserted Cicotte and Gandil
were originators of the scheme to
throw the series for $100,000. Ac
cording to Burns. Abe Attell. who was
supposed to be the lieutenant ot
Rothstein, double crossed the player!
and gae them only $10,000 of the
promised $100,000.
During the trial the defendants
attorney contended Ban Johnson,
president of the American league, had
instigated the prosecution because of
a feud between himself and Charles
A. Comiskey, owner of the White,
Sox. During the trial it became
known that the original confessions
said to have been made by Cicotte,
Williams and Jackson, along with the
immunity waivers they had signed,
had been stolen from the state's at
torney's office. It was charged-eastern
gamblers had made up a pot Ot
$10,000 to obtain these documents. .
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Republicans Enter
Four Candidates for
Mayor In Primary
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK. Aug. 2 Opponent
of Tammany Hall, represented by the.
coalition -republican movement, after
weeks of deliberation, today formally
named Major H. H. Curran, president
of the Borough of Manhattan, as their
choice for mayor at the primaries
September 13.
The primary race was made a
four cornered affair when county
Judge Reuben L. Haskell, of Brooklyn
announced that he was a candidate
for mayor in the republican primar
ies. The other contenders for the re
publican nomination are Major H. F.
Laguardia. of Manhattan, president
of the board of aldermen, and former
Senator W. M. Eennett of Brooklyn.
BILL TO INCREASE
FARM LOAN RATES
PASSED BY HOUSE
Repub can A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2 By a
vote of 2T3 to 20. the house today
passed a senate bill authorizing an
tprrtase in tbe maximum interest
rate on federal farm loan bonds
fiom 5 ui 5 1 2 per cent. An amend
ment, however. provides that
tonls issm-d or sold after June
",(. 9i, shall not bjSLat more than
5 dm- -ts? ;-.teresi.
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