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CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 1920 PRICE TEN CENTS
POLES AND SOVIETS CONCLUDE ARMISTICE SCANDAL IN BASEBALL IS LAID BARE BY PLAYER’S CONFESSION CHICAGO PUYER MAKES CLEAN BREAST OF DEAL ARRANGED BY COTERIE OF BOSTON GAMBLERS CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Claude Wil liams, White Sox pitcher, today made a complete statement before the grand jury here investigating the alleged charges of gambling in the world series baseball games of last year supplementing the confessions of Cicotte and Jackson who engineered the deal by which the White Sox lost the 1919 world series. Williams named two Boston gamblers as prin cipals in the deal and said that he received ten thousand dollars as his part for throwing the series. Cicottee previously stated that his share was ten thou sand but that he had only received five thousand. When v 'ieottee appeared before the grand jury yesterday he broke down and cried asserting that he took the money because he needed it for his wife and kids. He declared he found the money under the pillow in his bed in a Cincinnati hotel on the night before the first game. Jackson, one of the White Sox players on the stand today, testified that his share for throwing the game was twenty thousand. More indictments are expected this afternoon. -•— •--—. PLAYERS INDICTED CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—The grand jury of Cook county has returned true bills against ^ the following members of the Chicago American league baseball club in con w nection with the alleged throwing of the last world’s series: Eddie Cicotte, Claude Williams, Chick Gandil, Happy Felsh, Charles Risberg, Joe Jackson, Fred McMullen and Ruck Weaver. The grand jury has also indicted Brown and Sullivan, the alleged Bos ton gamblers said to have been im plicated in the bribery during the last world’s series. INVESTIGATING COMING SERIES NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (by Associ ated Press).—District Attorney Lewis of Kings county today announced that he would start an immediate investi gation into reports that a clique of gamblers plan to bribe members of the Brooklyn Nationals to lose certain games during the coming world’s series. ♦ CLEVELAND PRACTICALLY WINS CLEVELAND, Sept. 29 (by Associ ated Press).—Cleveland is now prac cically assured of the American pennant, with a lead of a full game over Chicago and the latter without the services of many of its star play ers suspended by President Comiskey as a result of the disclosures of the gambling fraud in the 1919 world’s series. CLUBS OFFER TO LOAN PLAYERS CHICAGO, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Owners of several other ■American league clubs have offered President Comiskey of the White Sox the use of any of their men to finish series. The offers brought tears to the “Old Roman’s” eyes, but he ^ said the rules of the league forbid. Manager Gleason of the White Sox said his club “will win the league pen nant and the world’s series despite the loss of seven players.” ANOTHER HOMER FOR RUTH PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29 (by As sociated Press).—Babe Ruth today scored his fifty-fourth home-run in the the ninth inning of the first game of a double-header. SOCIALISTS REFUSE TO FOLLOW SOVIETS BERNE, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press). — Swiss majority Socialists have decided not to affiliate with the Third International at Moscow, under soviet conditions, it was announced Jiere today. : REPERSENTATIVE OF LETVIA BEHIND LENINE IN RUSS REVOLUTION | WASHINGTON, Sept. 2S (by Asso ciated Press).—Alfred Nagle, repre sentative of the Letvian government, who was ordered deported from New York by federal ahthorities, was re sponsible for the selection of Lenine as head of the Bolsheviki revolution in Russia, according to information in the hands of the state department here. POLICEMENTnTrELAND ATTACK SINN FEINERS WITH MANY CASUALTIES TRIM, County Meath, Ireland, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Because i of the burning of the police barjracks here yesterday the “black and tan” police descended upon the town and attacked the residences of prominent Sinn Feiners, indulging in indiscrimi nate shooting. Several injured were reported and thirty homes were burned to the ground as the result. HENEY CRITICIZES SENATOR JOHNSON j LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (by Asso j dated Press).—Francis J. Heney, Pro j gressive, speaking here last night on the League of Nations, criticized Sen ator Hiram Johnson’s opposition to the covenant. Heney declared the senator appealed to the most selfish interests. He said the covenant contained the outline of Theodore Roosevelt “so accurately that one would think he had sat in the Ver sailles conference and drawn it.” MANY APPLICATIONS FOR OIL LEASE PERMITS SEATTLE, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—The first oil leasing and pros pecting permit in Alaska in ten years has been issued to Fred Haef, located east of Cordova, according to advices received by the chamber of commerce here, which says 185 applications for permits have been filed. Haef got the maximum acreage allowed, 2,560 acres. NEW CABLE TO ORIENT BY WAY OF CORDOVA IS UNDER CONSIDERATION SEATTLE, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—The proposed new cable across the Pacific ocean by way of the northern route from Puget sound via the Aleutian islands to Vladivostok and the Orient, extending the present Seattle-Cordova cable, is to receive consideration at the international cable conference to be held in Wash ington on Octooee i. The project has military endorse ment as the shortest feasible route. PRESIDENT WILL BE IMPEACHED SEATTLE, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).-—A Times special from Wash ington says G. W. Edwards, congress man from Pennsylvania, is authority I for the statement that an effort will i be made early in the coming session of congress to impeach President Wil-1 son for refusal to carry out the pro visions of the Jones shipping bill. Edwards is a member of the house marine committee. REPRISALS BY LANCERS FOLLOW CMP OF SINN FEINERS IN IRISH TOWN CORK, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Sacking of the town of Mal loy near here last night followed a Sinn Fein coup. Regulars of the Seventeenth Lancers sacked the town in reprisal for the killing of an army sergeant. Forty building were burned and there Was much promiscuous shooting. REPRISALS NOT CONDONED LONDON, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Sir Hohier Greenwood, chief secretary for Ireland, said the govern ment neither connived nor supported I reprisals in Ireland. SAYS RADICALS PLAN OUTRAGE AT PORTLAND SEATTLE, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Chief of Police Searing has received a letter signed “Friend of Workers” saying radicals plan explo sions in the postoffice, banks, depart ment stores in Portland, Seattle and other cities. JAP LABORERS WITH AFRICANS LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (by Asso ciated Press). — The possibility of negroes taking the place of Japanese as farm laborers in California was discussed by the National Industrial Commercial Council here yesterday. Speakers before the meeting said that at least 5,000 persons of African descent were ready to come to Cali fornia and take up truck gardening under the leadership of graduates of the Tuskegee institute. KANSAS CITY TO ENTERTAIN CLEVELAND, Sept. 29 (by Associ ated Press).—Formalities over, the American Legion convention got down to business today. More than 500 resolutions are before the committee for consideration. The program includes the presenta tion of General Fayolle, personal rep resentative of the French government, and Admiral Sir William Grant, Brit ish representative. FAVOR BONUS LEGISLATION - The convention adopted the report of the soldiers’ bonus committee, which recommended passage of the house bonus bill passed at the last session and now in the hands of the senate. The convention adopted a resolu tion demanding that the government “bring to ^justice and publish the names of all slackers who evaded mil itary service.” Kansas City was chosen as the next meeting place of the legion. FAVOR RIGOROUS EXCLUSION The report of the Americanization committee recommended the cancel ing of the gentlemen’s agreement with Japan on exclusion of picture brides and the rigorous exclusion of all Japanese immigrants. The report urged that “we enter a vigorous pro test against Japanese naturalization.” The report was adopted as read after a stormy debate. The report of the committee on dis abled soldiers was adopted, recom mending that congress take up mat ters affecting them before general leg islation affecting former service men. The convention also adopted the pub licity committee’s report, requesting the press of the country not to adopt the same attitude toward soldiers as a cl ms as it would toward soldiers convicted of crime. _\_ TRIBUTE PAID % NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (by Associ ated Press). — New York yesterday paid tribute to the memory of Jacob Schiff, the banker-philanthropist who died Saturday. Thousands sought ad mission to the simple funeral cere mony. Many courts adjourned and flags on banking houses were hung at half mast. In the crowded grief stricken East Side where the dead banker had made many philanthropic gifts business was suspended and ped dlers’ pushcarts were covered. WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT ADVISED THAT CESSATION HOSTILTIESBEEN ARRANGED WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Advices received today by the state de partment here indicate the conclusion of an armis tice between Poland and Soviet Russia. .RIGA, Kept. '29 (by Associated Press).—Details of the preliminary peace treaty between Soviet Pussia and Paland are under consideration by four commissions named to look after the different phases before the peace conference. The covenant demands amnesty for residents of both countries who are charged with anti-government activities. V YAKIMA FRUIT GROWERS MAKE PROTEST AGAINST GREATER FREIGHT RATE YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 29 (by As sociated Press).—-Fruit growers in, this section have presented a protest; to the officials of four railroads against any advance in freight rates, on fruit. Tile complaint will be laid before the western traffic executives’! meeting in Chicago, October 1. A proposal had been made to in crease the rates on fruit shipments; 33 1-3 per cent. __ ! SHIPPING BOARD CUTS DOWN PAYROLL — WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (by Asso ciated Press).—The shipping board announced today that it had cut its payroll bv.more than $5,500,000 by a reduction in its force of 3,224 since July 1, 1919. The payroll is now $16, 750,000, with 8,482 employes. WILSON ISSUES FIRST CAMPAIGN DOCUMENT WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (by Asso- j ciated Press).—The first public docu ment in the president campaign to be issued from the White House was made public yesterday. It. was in the form of a letter to E. M. Swartz of Los Angeles, written by Secretary Tumulty of the direction of President j Wilson and dealing with the League ; of Nations. FUNERAUIFACTHESS DRAWS HUGE CROWDS' I . I NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (hv Associ-i I ated Press).—Funeral services yes-j terday for Olive Thomas, wife of Jack, Pickford. the movie actress who died in Paris recently from accidental poi soning. drew huge crowds and the police were forced to interfere and j clear a passageway for the cortege. Many women fainted in the crush. More than a dozen automobiles were required to carry the floral tributes. Wholesale Fraud Is Charged In Missouri August Primaries ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29 %(by As sociated Press).—Charges of whole sale fraud in the August primaries were filed here today in the United States district court under the cor rupt practices act by .* two defeated candidates. ^ . ASHLAND, N. Y„ Sept. 29 (by As sociated Press). — A federal govern ment conducted under co-ordinated powers of tin- c omiitution, always taking the whole of the American peo ple into its confidence, was pictured by Senator Harding as an ideal to ward which to work. He condemned the pork barrel, rivers and harbors legislation and pleaded for a strong inland waterway policy. LAWYER ARRESTED FOR INTERRUPTING HARDING BALTIMORE, Md„ Sept. 29 (by As sociated Press).—Edward A. Ryan, a Worcester lawyer, was arrested last night after interrupting Senator Hard ing with questions on th League of Nations. He was dismissed today in police court, the charge of disorderly conduct not being pressed. demandshalt;ngof REPRISALS IN IRELAND LONDON, Sept. 29 (by Associated Press). — Newspapers here manifest serious anxiety over the “black and tan reprisals’’ in Ireland and call on the government sharply to halt what the Times describes as semi-official lynch law. HARDING SPECIALmAIN HAS SERIOUS ACCIDENT MILLWOOD, W. VA„ Sept. 29 (by Associated Press).—Senator Hard ing’s special train narrowly missed a serious wreck today when the trucks of Harding’s car broke down. Both Senator and Mrs. Harding were shaken up. MRS. BERGDOLL AND OTHERS FOUND GUILTY *» ' PHILADELPHIA; Sept. 29 (by As sociated Press).—Mrs. C. Bergdoll, mother of Grover Cleveland and Ed win Bergdoll, wilful draft evaders, and four co-defendants, were found guilty here yesterday in the United States court of conspiracy to aid her sons to evade the draft.