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VOLUME FORTY-SIX
Governor Coolidge Points
to Agriculture As Lead
ing the\ Way.
STANDARD FOR ALL
OTHERS TO FOLLOW
4 *?•«$¥
Uninterrupted Production in Face of
Adverse Conditions Saves Nation^
From Disaster—Agriculture Basic
Aotlvit^ of All Mankind—Senator
7Harding Back in, Marion After
Making^Twenty Speeches On Touiy.
By Associated Presk i.
Great Harrington, Mass., Sept. 30.—
Governor Coolidge today set the farm
before the country as a shining ex-,
ample of the way industry and trans
portation should fbllow to best work
out the nation's economic future.
Contrasting the uninterrupted pro
ductiop of Che farm With conditions
In other lines, the governor said a
grave responsibility rested alike on
managements and employes to bring
their aotitties up to the farm st&n
""liairAvof continuous operation.
"Thetja*!# before us," he said, "the
most promising prospect -that ever
lay before a nation. We can put forth
our honest effort* and reap a great
reword. We can act the part of eco
nomic slackers and
conscienceless
profiteers and reap a corresponding
harvest of destruction. The farm of
..the nation is setting a shining ex
ample. Let the rest of .the country
}Qok at it, appreciate it, and imitate
it, and let everybody remember that
so long as the farm prospers the na
tlon can prosper, and that when the
farm fails the nation fails with it."
Governor Coolidge addressed a
county fair crowd
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"Agriculture la the basic activity of
all mankind*" tb* fovernor said.' "The
yearly yalueof its products in this
country reaches the stupenduous
Stun of
p^y our national debt. It replenishes
the nation. WithoutIt our country
#6l0af »erfn^i«n a day."
Th$ goYetnjor concluded his ad
dr«si:/with & discussion of in
dustrial activities, illustrating the de
pendent ielatlonship of one class to
the other.
Warding Returns to Marion.
By Xssoclated Press.
Mano|t, Sept. 30.—Back in Marlon
after his second speakingtrtp, Sena
tor .Handing went to work today on
variolas campaign problems awaiting
^attention atr headquarters.
Except for one or two motor trips
.to ppeak at Ohio cities, he plans to
remain here until Otft. 6. whefi he
leave* for a swing into the. middle
west
C,, Twenty speeches were made by the
senator during the three-day trip
w:t and his-voice today showed the effect
of the strain.
One of the candidate's conferences
today was with Senator A. B. Fall, of
£Jew Mexico, chairman of the senate
sub-committee which investigated
Mexican affairs, and life went over
the Mexican problem In detail dur
iiig his ialk with Senator Harding.
CLEMENCEAU HAT THE THING.
Formed Premier's Style of Headgear
New Worn With Evening Togs.
By Associated 9cess.
Paris, Sept. IB.—(Little did the
former' Premier Clemenceau, when he
i'journeyed to the front during the
troubled d^.ys of 1918, think that the
funny little slpuch hat that he wore
.i on these occasions would become the
special headgear to be worn with ev
ening clothes.) The 'Clemenceau hat,
however, seems destined to have a
great future
"Ever tfince th^ war men have been
feeling1 the ne^d of a special head
gear,'.' a prominent Paris hatter says.
"The silk hat la .too formal the op
era hat ijf too theatrical the bowler
looks provincial and soft grey hata
and straw hats are out of plaqe with
evening dress, The Clemenceau halt
which ik blaqk, light to wear/ easily
transportable and capable., of being
crushed Into an overcoat pocket in
case of need, will solve a long felt
want that %ell dressed men feel es
nfcially since the war.**
f^ -The Clemenceau hat occupies a
^prominent/place at thei.Leplne Exhi
bition In the Grand Palais.
LEONARD-BRITTON BOUT.
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Lightweightand Welterweight Cham
pions to Fight in, Cleveland.
By Associated Frees.
Cleveland, Sept. 30.—'Benny Leon
ard, lightweight champion, and Jack
Britton, holder of the welterweight
title, will meet at League Park to
night in what is expected to be the
banner boxing ever held in Cleveland.
The bout is scheduled to go "ten
rounds. Tommy McGinty, the
matchmaker, wiH^ referee.
Both men express thegaselves as In
perfect condition. Leonard exposed
to weigh about 136 pounds, ringside.
The welterweight reported he would
enter the ring at 145.
Leonard was a ten-to eight fa
vorite and betting was at odds of one
tq, three that he would knock out
Britton.
MacSwiney Refreshed by Sleep.
By Associated Press.
London, Sept. 30.—Lord Mayoit^
^facSwiney, of Cork, who today be
gan the forty-ninth day of his Winger
strike, slept frpm 9:30 o'clock last
night to 30' o'clock: this morning
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Shirts and Sugar
Join Procession of
Downward Prices
By Associated Press.
Troy. N. Y., Sept., 30.—dkrl & Wil
son,^, one of the largest eonar and
shirt manufacturers In the country,
have announced reductions in the
wholesale prices of shirts. The re
ductions cover virtually every grade
of shirt manufact/ure3 by the com
pany knd range from $15 to (24 a
dozen.
About a week ago this company
announced a reduction in the prices
of collars.
By Associated Press.
New York, Sept. 3C.—The Federal
Sugar (Refining Company reduced its
prices half a cent, to the basis of 13
cents a pound for fins granulated.
said a bulletin Issued by the Irish
Self-Determinatlon League today.
He had no sleep afterward and Beem
ed somewhat refreshed this morning,
but was extremely weak,'the bulletin
stated.
MUST PAY TAX ON BRIBES.
White Sox Players May Go to" /Jail
Unless They Paid.
Washington, Sept. 30.—Should an
investigation dlSttose that the Chi
cago White Sox players who received
money for "thwiwiiflf' the 1919 world
series failed to make a return to the
internal revenue bureau on these
funds for purposes of taxes, prosecu
tions will be Instituted. This was
stated by George B. Newton, deputy
commissioner Of the income tax unit
of the buj-eau.-li, W
Mr. Newton1 wild hitf office'would
make use of the information brought,
to light by th'e inquiry now being
conducted at Chicago. f:
"Investigation of tie 1919 Income
tax returns of the players involved
will be made," he said. "If apy ir
reguiarities arev disclosed immediate
steps for jprogecutlojp will be institu
a
Intentional evasion of the\ pro
visions of the. income tax law is a
criminal, offense.^ and is punishable
by a fine of
91Mk0
Chicago, SePt-
sufficient to
or^imprisohment
for one'year or bdth.
SENTIMENT IN ROAD WQRK.
Water From Roosevelt Spring to
Moisten Last Foot of Highway.
By Associated Press. 'JV
30-—Tvro
Aorm
bottles of
water out of ^thg well at Sagamore
Hill from which the lata Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt obtained his drinking
water have been brought here to
jppisten the cement thi.t will com
piefe'^e* nevr hljgrhway whlcn bears
Colonel Roosevelt's nam'). The ce?
ment t%e water will inol sten #111 be
pplied by Gbverndr Lowden and will
the,last foot,of tha road bet
tween Michigan avenue, Chicago, and
Wheaton. The oeremony will be held
Saturday.
WBMNW MEMBERS TO SUWALKI
First Comntission to Inquiro Into In*
ternational Dispute preated.
By Associated Press.
London, .Sept. 30.—The French.
British and Japanese members of the
commission named, by t^e league cf
nations to investigate, thy PoJifh
Lithuanian boundry dispute are pro
ceeding today to Suwalki, where they
will be Joined by the Its 1 an and
Spanish members: It is expected that
the commission will be ready to be
gin work next week.
The commission- is tha firrc ap
pointed by the league of' nations to
make a^flrst hand Inquiry ia%e any
international dispute.
MILLION DOLLAR
FIRE AT GALVESTON
sv.
fv.
Two Piers on Water Front Destroyed
and Several Steamers arid Adjacent
am a to a
Other Commodities Go Up in
Smoke—-Fire Under Conti^l.
By Associated Press
Oalveston, Tex., £ept. 30.—Fire,
which broke out on the Gelveston
water front early today, destroyed
piers 85 and 37 and considerable ad
jacent property, damaged several
steamers, and consumed a large
quantity of cotton and other com
modities. At 6:06 a. m'. the fire was
^111 burnlngr but the Relief was ex
pressed that it waa^-under control.
The loss is in excess of $1,000,000.
Fire Chief Ryan received a letter
yesterday postmaHted from, some city
in Canada, warning him that "you
are to b,e destroyed." He says he took
the letter to be the work of a crank.
NAVY BALLOON HITS MOUNTAIN
Dense Fog Causes DirigibleTtp'Spill
Crew in Canon.
'By Associated Press.
«Los Angeles, Sept. 30.—1The navy
dirigible balloon C-6 became lost in a
dense fog today while proceeding
from San Diego to San ^edro to take
part in some fleet maneuvers, land
crashed into a mountain pjjak in the
outskirts of Hollywood, spilling the
cftr and its crew of five men about
v200
feet down Laurel canon. Four
men were hurt.
XQNFESSES $20,000 THEFT.
Joseph Conselbaum Tells of Robbing
/Telephone Coin Boxes.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Sept. 30.—Confession of
Joseph Conselbaufti today disclosed
that $20,000 had been obtained from
coin boxes of the ^icago Telephone
Company within the last six weeks,
until the robberies were finally stop
ped by a burgla_r-alarm attached to
the lock of the coin-box, which rang
a gong when a key was inserted.
•Conselbaum is eaid to have con
fessed that he* was a member of a
Bans, each of whom possessed mas
ter-keys to any coin-box in the fcity.

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HOYNE DELAYS
At f'H ,- p,
State Attorney Forces De
lay Pending His Return
From New York.
HAPPY" FELSCH TO
MAKE CONFESSION
Admits Share in Throwing World
Series in '919—Two Members of
New Y?rk Giants to Be Called Be
for Grand Jury—Weaver Only One"
of Indicted Players to Insist H« is
Innocent.
Chicago, Sept. 30.—Positive as
surance was given today that the
objections of State Attorney
Maclay Hoyne will not interfere^
with the Cook county grand"
jury investigation into the $100,*
000 world series baseball scandal.
Chief Justice Charles W. Mc«
Donald, who ordered the inquiry,
will issue a statement iator in
the day answering Mr. Hoyne's
declaration that the actions of
the grand jury have been illegal.
Judge MoDonald conferred with
Edyi*. J. Raber and other as
sistant state attorneys who
hive been working on the In
vestigation before he began the
preparation of his statement.
Henry H. Brigham, foreman of
the grand jury, was frank In his.
statement that the investigation
will be continued.
"We are well on our way in
threshing out this matter and we
intend to go right along with it,"
Mr. Brigham
said.
Today is the last of the Jury
on routine affairs. It is expected
that tomorrow it will be em
paneled as a special body. No
"baseball" session is scheduled
for today. Hdwever, It was "re
ported that two other baseball
players, members of the Cnjeaflo
White Sox, have been negotiat
ing to tell what they know of
the world series plot, and it it}
believed tha grand jury will make
some kind of an arrangement to
ear* for this contingency if the
players desire to oonfeas.
Fred McDonald's statement fol
lows Sn part:
The investigation in the base*
b^ll scandal is to continue with*
out interruption. The gram! jury
becomes a special grand jury.
The indictmenta will be returnee^
in the regular way. The' report
that the state attorney is not
working in harmony is unfound*
ed. Perfect 4 harmony prevaile
and the work of the) grand jury
Is progressing.
"There is no qifestion about
law having been violated, that
there was a conspiracy entered
into in the Warner hotel in Chi
cago to do an illegal act, and
those guilty will be attended to.
"In case others appear before
the grand jury and waive im
munity they will be subject tp
prosecution the same as those
jwrho do not appear."
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Sept. 3,0.—Further investi
gation of the Chicago White Sox
world series scandal was temporarily
delayed today as word was received
from Maclay Hoyne, state attorney,
nojv In New York, to holch up pro
ceedings until hie return. The grand
Jury has completed examination of
witnesses on hand and is awaiting
the arrival of other baseball players
and sporting celebrities who have
been summoned.
An official statement to the grand
jury from "Happy" Felsch waa ex
pected soon. He is understood to
have confessed h}s share in the
throwjng of the 1919 world series yes
terd^y to newspaper men.
Eddie Cicotte in his statement to
the grand jury, said that Felsch re
ceived $5,000 foj his share in the al
leged conspiracy, but the statement^'
credited to Felsch yesterday said
that only one misplay could have
,been chargred to him in the series
and that the muff of a fly ball was
unintentional.
Other Players Summoned.
John, J. McGraw, manager of the
New York Giants, who was expected
by the grand jury yesterday, left for
New .York, but waa expected to re
turn Tuesday with Benny Kauft apd
Fred Toney, members of his club.
Kauff is alleged to have been In
volved in "throwing" a game last
summer on a deal with Heinle Zim
merman. Toney's possible connection
with the investigation waa not any
nounced.
Indictments, it was said, may be
brought against three more ball flay
ers and six or seven gamblers. Two
of the latter may be a man named
Brown, of N$w York, and "Sport"
Sullivan, of Boston, who were named
in the confession to the grand jury
yesterday of Claude Williams as the
men who paid over to hlrn the money
for himself and Joe Jackson for their
share in the world series "throwing."
Weaver Says He's Innocent.
The statement credited to Felsch
said he was to get "Buck" Weaver to
go to the state attorney's office and
get thai with all this."
Weaker so far has denied any par
ticipation in "fixing" the series, but
he was one of the players suspended
by President Comiskey.
Alfred* S. Austrian, attorney for
the White Sox club, declared over
tures had been made to him by some
of the suspected players who have,
not yet confessed but "wish to tell,
what they know."
National League Involved.
The testimony of President John
A. Heydler, of the National League,
before the grand jury yesterday may
also lead to the summoning of mem
bers of the National League clubs, it
was said. He told persons outside
S
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the grand jury room that he had
talked freely concerning the clrcum
stances which resulted last year in
the release of Hal Chase. of the
Giants, and Lee McGee. of th« Cub».
He also said he submitted affidavits
regarding the bribe controversy, be
tween Rube Benton and "Buck" Her
J!og. Benton already has been before
the grand jury once and was told ho
Would be called agai-n. ^fter his tes
timony Benton declared he had been
told by Philip Hahn. of Cincinnati,
thfct Clcotte, Williams, Qnndil and
Jackson were involved in "throwing"
the 1919 series.
HOYNE DOUBTS CRIME.
State Attorney Appears to Be "drying
to Prevent 'Conviction.
New York, Sept. 30.—State Attor
ney Maclny Hoyne of Chicago, who
was at the Waldorf last nfght. ques
tioned the actions of his assistants
and the Cook county grand jury in
voting indictments in the baseball
scandal during his absence.
"I am ttncertusn," he said, "whether
any crime has been committed. I
don't know anything about the stor
ies of indictments which have ap
peared in the newspapers, but I dq
know that no indictmenta have been
returned in court.
"They may havt been voted, aa re
ported. but an indictment is not an
indictment until it has been returned
In court."
Doubts Confidence Game Charge.
Mr. Hoyne did not go into details
with regard to his fears' that no legal
crime waa committed by the White
Sonj)layjrs, but the tenor of his dis
cussion indicated just this:
The eight White Sbx took Yfeoney
to "throw" ball games. They did
"throw" the games, according to their
own confessions. Therefore, was it
any confidence game to obtain money
under the promise of throwing
games, when they actually carried
out their part of the bargain?
In other words, where waa the con
fidence .game when the gamblers who
gave up their mqpey got what they
paid for?
Hoyne Threatens Rebukes*
Mr. Hoyne intimated that some
body will be called upon the carpet
when he getd back to Chicago.
"When I left Chicago a week ago,"
he said, "I told my assistants not to
conclude Ihe investigation until I re
turned. 1 wired them four days ago
again instructing them not to com
plete the inquiry that had infor
mation I had gathered In N«w. York
and elsewhere. I also requested the
grand jury not to take any action
Until I returned."
With regard to the rumored
schisms among his office staff, Sir.
Hoyne threw off all questions with
this remark:
"When the boss. Is away, miae-wlll
play."
"Absolutely no merer should
shown to any eroclcmCMball player
gambler, implicated in this s^Calr,"
Charles K, Stoneham, president of
the New York National League *aetfr
ball clulj declared today, wher^he ar
rived here 'from Cuba. &nd learned of
the indiotments of players and
gamblers in Chicago.
Mr. 3toneham declared reports of
attempts to' bribe players on the
Brooklyn team should be "given an
immediate and thorough air^nf.^-u
I• 'Mora Bribery Talk.
New York. Sept. SO.—Wilbert Rob
inson, manager of the Brooklyn Na
tional League baseball club, called
tbday on Charles H. Ebbets, presi
dent of the xlub, to voice his objec
tion to the proposal of District At
torney Lewis, of Brooklyn, to ques
tion the Brooklyn pennant winners
concerning reports that some of
them have been approached by
gamblers in efforts to "fix" the. 1924
world series.
Manager Robinson said he under
stood Mr. Gewis had no substantial
indication of such a development, and
expressed reluctance to allow the
district attorney to interrogate the
men unless ,he had definite informa
tion. vw
After a conference this forenoon
with Mr. Ebbets, Manager Robinson
went to* the district attorney's office
to discuss with him rumors of "fix
ing."
After conferring with Robinson Mr.
9bbets declared his club would' not
ask the district attorney not to press
his investigation. Mr. JEbbets as
serted t^iat he "welcomed investi
gation by any official or court in the
country," and again expressed confi
dence in the integrity of his play era
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"Chick" Gandil "Surprised."
Houston, Tex., Sept. 30.—"It is im
possible for me to believe that Joe
Jacksfm and Willfenys have said -what
the newspapers credit them with say
ing, eaid "Chick" Gandil in a state
ment issued this morning in the hos
pital at Lufkin, Tex., where he is re
covering from an§ operation for ap
pendicitis.
NO RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS.
No Legislation Repealing Present
Objectionable Laws Until March.
Washington, Sept. 30.—It is now a
practical certainty that there will be
no ^eduction of federal taxes onjjusi
neSsfor the calendar year of 1920,
payable n^xt year, and that no relief
can be expected until after the in
auguration of a new president. Any
changes in the law then effected will
apply to the calendar year 1921.
Altho agitation for repeal of tlio
excess profits tax is increasing, lead
ers of "both parties agree ^.there is
little probability of any action in this'
direction or in the ^direction of any
other fundamental revision of the
revenue laws at the approaching
short session of congr©BS» which
meets in December.
While the administration and a
majority of the-, republicans are in
favor of repealing the excess profits
Jax, the democrats and republicans
are at variance on proposed substi
tutes moreover, the republicans are
insistent upon revising the tariff up
ward for protective as Well as rev
enue purposes if^any revision is at
tempted.
For these reasons any bill em
bodying fundamental amendment
which might be passed at the short
session would be likely to be vetoed
by President Wilson. Moreover, with
the appropriation bills to 'be disposed
of, there would not be sufficient time
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MARSHALLTOWN. IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1920.
during the short session to frame and
pass any far reaching revision.
Senator Harding intends, if
Election of Harding nnd a demo
cratic congress would put a crimp in
republican plans for revision of di
rect taxes downward and the tariff
upward.
inasmuch as the final date for the
making of returns on taxes on pro
fits and Incoracs of the year 1920 will
have passed bofore the special kor
sihn of next sprint? convenes, thero
1« scarcely any possibility of action
affecting the'present y&r.
The house was disposed to mal'e
some amendments to the revenue Jaw
at the session of la$t spring, lust re
publican senate leaders refused to
agree to such a ploftv believing that
revision of both revenue and tariff
laws should be delayed until after
the inauguration of the next presi
dent
Late in the last session the house
passed ft bill basfd «b rewHnniciKla
tlcms of the treasury department
amending the revenue law to'.s.'mp'i
fy its administration. Kven this MIL
which made no changcs.in tax ratei
hj
tfte ordinary run of taxpayers.
STORM REACHES EAST.
Warnings to Shipping on Atlantic
Seaboard and Great Lakes.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 30.—Gales on tU*
Atlantic coast from Hatteras to
Maine and pn the Great Lakes this
aftemooA and tonight were forecast
by the Bureau. Cautions were sent
to all shipping on seaboard.
The atorma have been accompanied
by rains, which were general today
in the Atlantic states and along the
gulf coast* There also were local
mlns in the region of the Great
Lakes.
There were frosts aa far south as
Oklahoma and in the up.jcr Missis
sippi valley and upper lake region.
ROLAND FACES GRAIN FAMINE.
fwdlllmhttf Says It Must Have
130,t»0 TonMJ, S. drain.
By Assoojated Press./ ...
New Tdrk, Sfopt. SO.—Forty per
ftcftt of Poland is with&ttf grain and
farming Implements, as a result of
tha Russian soviet invasion and too
ei-bgequci.t eastwa-I ndvaicj or the
arrn.es, according to A cable
gram received todav by the J'oltel
puvchaslng bureau hefire from tlu Po
lish'food minister.
C/ops in Poland are »xmwnelv poor
this year owing W bad weather, Iho
message ac'ded, and the fool minister
6u|d it wo'-ild be necessary for 150 (00
torts ot grain to be' shipped, jmmed
iotely from the United H^uies.
WHEAT FUTURES TAKE SLIDE.
December and March Deliveries Off
IV/2 and 91/2 Cents Respectively'.
By Associated Press,
Kansas City, Sept, W.—Wheat fut
ures dropped 9% to 10% cents on the
exchange here today., December der
livery closed at' $2.10%, cents
under yesterday's close, and March
closed at 2.06^4, 9% cents down.
WILSON RELEASED
SMITH, ARMY BRUTE
Former Lisutanant, Convicted of
Brutal Treatment pf American
8oldier Prisoners, Completes Prison
Term at Fort Jay—Term Was Re
duced For Good Bfhavior.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 80. Former
Lieut. Frank H. ("Hard Boiled")
Smith, who was convicted by court
martial in France for brutal treat
ment of American .soldier prisoners
and sentenced to eighteen months In
prlaon, was paroled from Fort Jay,
on March 20, and since that time his
sentence, which was redu cd for
good behavior, has expired, it was
said at the war, department today.
Smith began serving his sentence
in France on Hay 29, 1919, and was
transferred
:to
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Fort Jay on July 21,
1919.
It was announced at the depart
ment that because of his good be
havior in pijison he was given a
"home parole" after serving ten
monttys. He was required to report
to the milita.ry authorities monthly.
Meantime his sentence was reduced
to fourteen months, and "this expired
last July 24. I
Smith in Urbana Recently.
By Associated Press.
Springfield, O., Sept. 30.—Frank
("Hayd Boiled") Smith was in Ur
bana. O., about two weeks ago, ac
cording to advices from that city to
day. Smith, it was said, stopped off
at Urbana to see about an estate in
which he had been willed some prop
erty. Just before leaving Urbana
Smith told friends he was going to
Nacco, Ariz.
Two Spates Show Increases.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 30.—Census fig
ures announced today are:
Kentucky, 2,416,013, increase 126,
108, or 6.5 "per cent.
North Dakota, 645,730, increase 68,
674, or 11.9 per cent.
Look Out.
Mother—Johnny, if you eat any
more you'll burst.
Johnny Well, pass the cake,
mother, and get out of the way.
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elected,
to convene a special-session of con
gre^s, probably in April, to enact a
protective tariff and revise direct
taxes downward. This will Involve
consideration of repealing the excess
profits tax and placing the revenue
production on an entirely new basis.
If Governor Cox should be elected
and the democrats returned to the
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control of congress, revenue legisla- Agent Or ASSOCiated raCK
tion. undoubtedly would be post
poned until the new body convened.
In the event the democrats should
carry' the presidency but
Ipse
con­
gress, l^oth parties probably would
rather lefeiBlate under Cox than under
ing Company Offered
Harding's Influence.
SECRETARY WITT
Ay
PEDDLED LETTERS
Introductions Signed by. Governor
For Stock Salesmen Whom He
Nover Had Seen—Salesman Makes
Sensational Adrr.ission on Witness
Stand—Governor's Let^-rs Declared
Ho Knew Men to Wh.m Scsued.
AB.iocia.ecl Prcns.
Dor- Moines.
Sc t'. 3».—His ex
periences' as a stock talesman,
hand-*
iug Associated Fackifi-' Company
stock in Benton county, were related
today r-i\ H.iShurUefE, a dentist, in
,.4if^ro
'clv£*Hhip hearing on the com
)ny'^ affairs today,
£hunfr
In answer
1
testified he became a
a e.:nvtn whon told by promoters of
was heUL up in th** senate A- Ho company of the prorUs to be
nance committee, where It is now rrr.de. At ?jpe time he said the sales
pending. rc said their kits" would be more
It Is possible that the senate misht .-on'pkte v\\Uh evidences .of actual
agree to pass this measure at the I -ales, A sroup or them then "sold"
winter session,, but its provisions Uc', to eftch other, but no money
would have no material effect upon banged bands. Photographic copies
"f the contracts wt^re made and then
added to the documents g^yen sales
men the-witness said.
"At another timo Shurtleff testified
ho was asked hy (Jary Haynes one
ot the salesmen, if he (Shurtlcff) did
not want a letter from the governor.
A little later-fiay^es took him to a
*»otel introduced him to Charles Witt,
hen_ secretary to the governor, and
Witt handed him a letter on state
stationary with the name of Governor
Harding signed to it, saying that the
governor "knew him personally,"
to questions by Attorney
General Hav ner,_J3hurtleff said the
'governor would not know me h«
met me on the street."
Want to Reorganize Midland.
By Associated Press.
Sioux City, Sept. SO.—Stockholders
of the Midland Packing— Company
last night unanimously decided in
favor of collecting outstanding sub
scription notes due the company to
pay its indebtedness of approximately brings those participating arrtmd to
$1,000,000,, and "ptft" the Midland the same place.
back in operation
The company is in the hands ot a
Special to Times-Republican.
Sioux •City, Sept. 30.—A squad 8f
police attended the meeting, fearing
trouble, but everything was going
dandy. One holder of a large block of
stock Bitting so he could look over the
room, said to his seat mate: "Take
a look back of
you
at $8,000,000 worth
1
of suckers."
A committee- of eight to hav^|cr°P- The great bulk olf the crop will
charg^of putting the company back
on its feet consists of the folowing
D. C. Anderson, Alta W. R. Barnard.
Sloane, Neb. Henry Peterson, Car
roll Charles Horvell, Randolph
Sondker B. W. Erickson, Alcester J.
A. Pattke, Tabor, Minn. W. J. Van
derhaar, Asp Crek H. A. Rhodes
Lakefleld.
ATTITUDE OF LEGION SAME.
Executive Corrynittee Meets to Dis
pose of Matters Referred to It.
By Associated Press.
Cleveland, Sept. 30.—The executive
committee of the American Legion
was in session here today to dispose
of matters referred to it by the .sec
ond annual convention, which ad
journed here yesterday.
The legion renewed its declaration
of
political
independence reaffirm­
ed the cardinal principle that those
who gave most should receive most
from the nation restated its position
in favor of an adjusted compensa
tion reaffirmed its stand in favor
of adeqqate national defense voted
to continue the campaign of the
Americanization commission, an^
"that the slacker must take the con
sequence of his treason."
Dismissal from office of Louis F.
Post, assistant secretary of labor, for
obstructing the enforcement of the
alien deportation law, was recom
mended
in a resolution adopted by
the new national executive commit
tee, of the American Legion, held here
today. The committee was elected at
yesterday's closing session of the an
nual convention of the legion.
J. W. Calbraith Jrv of Cincinnati
was unanimously elected national
commander of the American Legion
here yesterday at the closing session
of its second annual ostovention. Gal
braith received-the majority neces
sary to choice on the second ballot,
his closest opponents being Hanford
McNider, of Iowa, and J. F. J. Her
bert, of Massachusetts.
Upon motion of McNider, seconded
by Herbert, the election of Gal
braith then was declared unanimous.
URGES SHIP ACT CHANGES.
President Wants Law
Amended
to
Suit Foreign Nations.
Washington, Sept. 30.—President
Wilson, it was teamed yesterday,
will send a special message to con
gress pointing out how that body can
accomplish "in a legal manner" the
object it sought to accomplish thru,
the Jones shipping act now annulled
by him.
He will recommend the act be re
ferred back to the merchant marine
committee of congress for such al
teration as will authorize the state
department to enter into negotia
tions with the foreign nations that
have commercial treaties in conflict
with the interest of the American
merchant marine.
The message will be a defense of
the president's act in refusing to
obey the mandate of congress, it is
JL
Pit&hts
V-' 5 :l
I learned. It „will be admitted the
president is without the right "to
pass upon the legality of an act of
congress,"" but will maintain he must
be the judge as to whether or not an
I act is worded in such form that it
can be put into fttecution.
It has been made plain the threats
of impeachment by members of both
senate and house have not been
Without their effect upon the presi
dent and high members of his ad
ministration, and that efforts will bo
made to avoicj such proceedings.
It was pointed out today the presi
dent does not propose to ret a
single word he has spoken he
Jones act. By resubmitting c'act
to congres^ his supporters Ir 2 the
time consumed in reconsiders c1will
see the president out of offi1*
Operating the law then/ de
volve upon his successor.
Secretary Colby stated
only did the department o'
two men to the office
Jones and make protest
rtqle 34 before it waa
law, as stated exclusively Univer
sal Service yesterday, but that he
wrote a letter to Senator Lodge ex
pressing diplomatic objections to that
section.
c-y not
.e send
'Senator
^inst ar
ted into
It was admitted by the state de
partment today that practically every
European nalon now is in the busi
css of abrogating commercial yreat-
jfes
Hes.
The immediate cause of the presi
dent's action against the Jones ship
ping act, it was officially stated, was
the treaty with Japan, which it was
.said contains a. clause forbidding ter\
minatlon within two ^ears.
In making this statement, a high
iyovi
il%f
Careful persUal%f the treaty reveals
that it may be abrogated in six
monfhs' notice by either party to it.
WOOL MARKET REMAIN8 DULL.
Prices Lower, But Wool Does Not
Move—Further Declines Foreseen.
Boston, Sept. 30.—It appears as If
the wool market had foreseen the
eneral break in commodity prices
during the week and is taking time
u» passively watch its effect on the
wool situation. Prices have gone
down on wool as well as other com-*
modities, but it is not moving the
wool. Manufacturers are looking for
a further decline, and the wool mar
ket is stagnant.
Boston is watching also the Lodon
3&les with the. keenest interest, both
the London market and th£» Liver
pool sales being regarded here as
having had a depressing effect on
Boston. In the more pessimistic cir
cles it is contended that they have
set Boston back at least three weeks.
The general feeling is that the cut
made by the American Woolen Com-'
pany, waB not drastic enough, and
that further declines, will be forced
-by Indifferent buyers. Discussion in
the Various wool houses always
FROST NIPS LOWLAND CORN.
jt
J$prrts
uU||
fouth Dakota and
Nebraiki Report Heavy Frosts.
By Associated Press.
Sioux City, Sept. 30.—Heavy, frost
was evident thruout northwest
Iavva, northern Nebraska, and South
Dakota this morning fields of corn oh
low lands planted unusually late be
cause of wet weather were dipped but
this is only a small part of the whole
be benefitted rather than damaged.
FIELD CUTS PRICES.
(Chicago Concern Reduces Gingham
1
Quotations 30 Per Cent.
Chicago, Sept. 29,—Marshall Field
& ,fo. report little, if any, improve
ment in the wholesale dry goods
business
Nthis
week. They have just
cut their wholesale prices 30 per cent
on ginghams and some, other lines of
cotton goods,
Recording
to one of the
managers, and reductions In other
goods are certain to follow.
HANDCUFFED MAN
IN BOLD ESCAPE
Albert Coflfad* While Being Taken to
Prison, Leaps Into Crowd While
Changing Cars and Makes Getaway
With Irons On His^/Wrists—Had
Broken Out of Jail iTwice Before.
Special to Times-Republican.
Iowa City, Sept. 30.—Albert Con
tad, alias Frank Smith burglar and
jailbreaker, escaped last night at
Elmira from Deputy Henry Julius
Tubor. who was taking him to Fort
Madison to serve ten years for burg
lary of an Iowa City grocery store.
He had broken but of'tfie Linn coun
ty jail at Marion twice. Conrad was
handcuffed but leaped into a crowd
while Tudor was changing cars. The
officer fired several times after the
crowd was cleared, but darkness pre
vented effect. Bloodhounds scoured
nearby fields and woods till dawn
and a pos&e is searching today.
Lenine Says Deputies Betrayed Italy.
By Assopiated Press.
Berlin, Sept. 29.—Charges by Nick
olal Lenine, Russian bolshevik pre
mier, that "the Italian proletariat
was betrayed by Deputies Daragona,
Tiirati and Modiglianla," which are
printed in the FreiHiif, of this city,
have produced a
great
stir among
socialists here.
The newspaper also prints an arr
tide, written by Lenine, which was
published in a newspaper of Mos
cow, which says:
"Events in Italy must open the eyes
of eve,n the most obstinate. Turatt,
Modiglianla and Dardgona are guilty
of sabotage against the revolution in
Italy at the moment when it begins
to ripen."
A ukase has been issued in Moscow
accusing the Italian socialist leaders
of treason. It bears the signatures of
members of the executive committee
of the third internationale.
He Was Right.
Here lies the body of William Day,
He died maintaining his ri??ht 9f way
William was right as he sped alons.
But he's just as dead as if he'd been
wrong."—Conveyor.
W
pq^TTpy WTZ
Weather I^o^Iowa:
Fair, Tonight and1*
FridAy, With T10&
REPUDIATES SOME
DEMOCRATIC LAWS
Cox 8aya Exoesa Profits Tax Statats
Should Be
B*|rttihrt
demanded. ."
"I would," replied the governor.
Criticizing Senator Harding's
league position the governor said:
"Senator Harding has ieen speech^
less during the last few weeks on the
league. He wants to keep Johnson
and Borah, who. are against the
league, and he wants to keep Taft
and Wicke^sham, who afre for it." 1
INEFFICIENCY ALLCQKD.
Chicago, Sept. 30.—Mlsman
of America's ports is responsible fur
the fact that her, power on tha seaa
is secondary to that of Hintfan^
George F. Sproule, director of tha da*
partment of wharves, docks and far*
ries of Philadelphia* told the AmavU
can Association of Port AuthorltiS*
which opened its convention bfln to*
day. ..
The proposed nation^ waderway
by the Great Xiakes* route and til*
bovements to 'be made in tha Chi
cago harbor are
future sessions.
KIRK HEARING POSTPOW1D.
Supreme Court Delays Case to Glvs
Havner -More Time.
SpeclaJ to Times-I^ppublican.
Dee Moines, Sept. 10.—The liib—
corpus case of Byrl C. Kirk, set for
a hearing before the supreme court
today to determine the jurisdiction
of the municipal court In a matter,
was continued by the high court until
Oct. 19, on Request of the attorneys
general for time in which to prepare
irk is wanted in Nebraska
and is also accused of holding up a
jv vvelery store in Marshalltown. He.is
being held till the time set.
COLD WEATHER STOPS GAME..
League ame Between Clevejand *nL
Detroit Postponed,
Rock Island Road Gets Big Loan.
By Associated Press.
.1
NUMBER 233
0
VOTING WI
Democratic Nominee Sa fa
He Would Have Vote$4 I
Dry on Saihe Bills.
ftiippasts Tax
on Volume of Bualnaais W»«
Conoerns—Questioner In Audlamc
Seeks To Draw Out Candldolafe
Viewa on Liquor Qu^tion. 1
By Associated Press.
Hutchinson, Kan* Sept. BQj
ernor Cox,'democratic to*
la red today that he would
voted dry on prohibition
1mA1HmiI
acting under the same droumstMMWP
aa Governor Harding, hla rapufcUoft*
opponent, whom the (OTVBOf Aft*
clared "had voted thirty-two UoMi
wet and two times dry.*
The candidate's first/ addraas vtl
at a chamber of .commerca breakfMfc
where he talked taction, urjrad a
federal budget system and Adoption
of the league of natlona oornaai
War taxes, especially the PI9*
fits
tax, were
In urging adoption* of tba federal
budget system Governor Cox said tha
governmental 'bureaus at Washington
had learned, much thru contact with
business during the war, and saW the
necessity for better system in hand
ling the government's finances.
In place of the excess profits tftTi
the candidate recommended a tax of
from
1
to 1% per cent on the volume,
go in us in on
Accuses Harding' of Vo«ng Wet.
Another address was delivered in
the auiitorifim wh?i»»thj6 efcndidfue
talked on the league ef nations' a ..4
tarming problems.
He had be^h ,a^%ed by a PSrsMkin
the audience if Seiiator Hardin.£ tf\r«i^
not Voted three times^ih
hibitijOn.
"There were forty-four votes, di
rect' or iridirect,7 am the prouieitni'v
enforcement measure In trie
Senator Harding vited thirty-two
times wet and two times dry .'"-Go.
ernor Cox declared.
"Under th^ same curcumstances,
would you vote dry?" the questioner
1
attributed by the OU*
didate to be the prinoipal^/^auae of
the high cost of living Soma ot
these taxes, he declared, must ba
repealed entirely and others modi"
fled.
4
Ms^ai
Sproule Blames Port
For Lack of Sea
By Associated Frees,
v^gp-
By Associate'd Press.
Detroit, Mich, Sept. 30.—The
contest of the final American League
baseball series between Cleveland and^
Detroit, was postponed^today on ac-/\1
count of cold weather. A double-4-^
Jieader will be played tomorrow.
A
1
Washington, Sept. 80,—Approval of''
a loan of $2,000,000 to the C., R. A
Pv.Railroad Company, to aid It inl
meeting its 1920 maturing indebted
ness, was announced today by the
interstate commerce commission. The
carrier, itself, is required to finance,
In connection with its maturihg in
debtedness, approximately $6,000,000.#:
The Weather.
Iowa—Fair tonight, with heavy
frost warmer in extreme west por
tion Friday fair and warmer.
Range of temperature at Marshall
town: Wednesday, 50 and 32 Tues
day, 70 and 3-6 Sept. 29, 1919, 73 and
50.
40.
At 7 this morning, 34 yesterday,.
Frost.

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