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Friday, September 26. 191$.
THE PIOCIIE RECORD S0L1E OF FRANK CHANCE'S niCII FRIENDS TRYING TO IURE HIM BACK INTO BASEBALL Conflicting Thoughts REJEGTI0I1 OF PACT 1 CALIFORNIAN MAKES ADDRESS AT SPECIAL SESSION OF MIN NESOTA LEGISLATURE. MASSACRE FEARED WHEN THE RUMANIAN TROOPS LEAVE HUNGARIAN CAPITAL. u t f . i t I t. I 1 ir i Abandon Proposed Trip to Coast to Ancwer President Wilson's Speeches in Order to Return to Washington to Take up Fight in Senate. People Beaten and Persecuted are Se curing Arms and Street Fighting on a Large Scale is Expected Unless Conditions Chang. St. Paul. Minn. Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California in au address ii livf rt'il to Ji special session of the Minnesota legislature Friday morning. .c.teml.er ID, presented his arguments in op)Misition to the unqualified ratifi , i"ti of the league of nation cove nant. The senator expressed the opinion that if action on the league could he delayed sixty days the ieople would seuk in positive terms and Insist uon iii defeat or amendment so as to pro tect the country's Interest. Public sentiment against the league is growing every day and is fast as Miming the proportions of a revolu tion," said Senator Johnson. "Its f I'iemls realize that if It Is not rushed iln-oiigh now, hefore the people have had an opportunity to understand it. their cause is hopeless. That explains the hnste to have It ratified without amendment." He referred to the fourteen points which President Wilson had declared would be Incorporated In the peace pact, and asserted that he was obliged to abandon them one by one and ac cept a treaty written by European dip. lomats. - Following his St. Paul address, Sen ator Johnson announced that he would ubandon his proposed trip to the coast to answer President Wilson's speeches and would return to Washington on Sunday to take up the fight In the sen ate for .the adoption of amendments proposed by apponents of the admin istration program. Addresses were made by Senator Johnson at Minneapolis and St. Paul on Saturday. Before leaving Minneapolis for Washington, Senator Johnson said: "I deeply regret that I am obliged to abandon the speaking trip to California which I had planned to answer Pres ident Wilson's arguments on the league of nations. But I feel that I should be in Washington when action Is taken on my amendment to the peace pact which Is designed to cor. rect Great Britain's preponderance of voting strength In the assembly of the . league of nations. "I believe this amendment will he finally acted upon by the senate this week, and then I may decide to go to California to deliver a number of ad dresses. "The success of my speaking trip through the middle west was beyond my fondest expectations. My purpose was to arouse the people to thought on this Important question and I be lieve I succeeded." America's entry into the league of nations will mark the formation of a partnership between the one going sol vent country in the world with certain Kuropean bankrupts, ho, after our first experience In meddling and mud dllng In foreign politics, have come to secretly despise and detest us, declar ed Senator Johnson, In addressing a large and enthusiastic audience at Duluth, Friday night. "The league of nations," he said, "comes to us after its principal meni b rs have been gorged with territory, ' with their boundaries and their limits increased beyond the wildest dream! and with other immense tracts of the world's surface yet to be distributed among them. "After these extraordinary acces sions of territory, the one going solvent national concern on earth undertakes by article X to guarantee forever these extraordinary territorial limits. "This section freezes the world Into immutability. It assumes to put the world in a strait-Jacket, wherein there can be no movement for betterment or progress of humanity. "iJpyond and above all this, the main tenance of this static" condition is to be accomplished by the blood of just one nation, and that is ours." As a guest of the Commercial asso ciation at Lincoln, Feb., on Thursday, Senator Johnson gave Lincoln business men his reasons for opposing the rati fication of the league of nations cov enant In Its present form. Senator Johnson discussed the var ious amendments to the peace pact pending In the senate and made a stlr rinff appeal for changes In the docu ment, which, he declared, are neces sary for the adequate safeguarding of American interests. Senator John, at a luncheon given by Omaha business men on Septem ber 17, made a plea for the defeat of the covenant In Its present form. Vienna. There is grave danger of a massacre in Buda.est when the Ru manians depart. Fifteen thousand families in Buda pest have been directly affected by beatings and ersecutions. But this Is only a whisper to what is threatened in Budapest itself un less the entente takes steps at once to prevent It. The Rumanians have not begun evacuation of the city and will not for a week. When they do. all restraining Influence gone, terror will reign. It will meet serious opposition In Budapest from the workmen, both Christians and Jews, who have no sympathy w ith slaughter, and they have thousands of arms hidden. Street nguting on a large scale seems cer tain. The return of communism Is not a remote possibility. Minister Friedrich declared two days ago, in the presence of a small group of newspaper men, after a re quest that he be not quoted, that pogrom was necessary in Budapest. He pointed out bloodshed was neces aary to wipe away the stains of com munlsm. "The burden must fall on the Jews.' Friedrich said. "When the white troops enter we will be powerless to hold them In check. We have held down a pogrom which threatened early this month because of the fear of the people of the Rumanians. Now the time has come for real action." Such are Budapest's dangers. Pre ence of entente troops are the only thine that can keen the situation in bend. THEODORE P. SHONTS DEAD. MLD SOW LESS ViHEM THIS FALL SUCH IS RECOMMENDATION TO FARMERS BY AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT EXPERTS. Carefully Worked Out Information Col lected for Husbandmen Would In dicate That Acreage Should Not be So Great as in 1918. STATE POLICE AUD STRIKERS GUSH MASS MEETING BROKEN UP TROOPERS WHO CHARGE INTO CROWD. BY Frank Chance, Idol of Kida of Glendora. Number Injured and Many Arrests Made In Collision Near Pittsburg on Evo of Inauguration of Strike by Steel Workers. Famous Railroad Builder Passes Away at New York Home. New York. Theodore P. Shonts, president of the Interborough Rapid Transit company, died at his home in Park avenue Suuday morning. Theodore P. Shonts began his bus iness career as an accountant in an Iowa bank, built several railroads In the middle west, became chairman of the Isthmian canal commission which had charge of the Panama canal, and later president of the Interborough Rapid Transit company, which oper ates Important subway and surface traction lines in New York City. Meat Eating Scored by Doctor. New York. The eating of meat was the target of attacks in addresses de livered Friday before the Interna tional Conference of Woman Physi cians. Dr. Graham Lusk, professor of physiology at Columbia university, de clared that "meat was the curse of the American nation and the foundation for the high cost of living." Chorus Singers are Excluded. New York. Four chorus members of the Chicago jDpera company and one of the Metropolitan Opera company are excluded from the country Satur day by a board of special Inquiry at Ellis Island, which has undertaken the task of separating artists from con tract laborers, in so far as either or both terms may be applied to singers. Washington. More wheat should be sown this fall than was the average in pre-war years, but not so much should be sown as was sown last year. This Is the outstanding fall farming recommendation of the United States department of agriculture, which Is watching the changes of world supply and demand while European countries are getting back to normal In food pro duction and thus affecting the market for Ameriacn products. The depart ment's suggestions are based on the observations of specialists who were sent abroad to report on foreign con ditions and probable needs, and on the most extensive reports It has been pos sible to obtalu from other sources In this country and other countries. ' As to winter wheat, the department suggests that 42,000,000 acres be sown this fall to this crop, and that 20,000, 000 acres be sown In 1920 to "spring wheat, making a probable aggregate production in 1920 of 8:50,000,000 bush els of which 200.000,000 bushels would be available for export after home needs are met. This production would approximately equal the average yield of wheat In the United States for the five years, 3915 to 1919, inclusive. The five-year average is thought to be a safe guide for American fanners. The suggested acreage for fall-sown w heat Is approximately 85 per cent of tlio area sown in the fall of 1918, and is about the same as was sown In the fall of 1017. The suggested area for spring wheat is approximately 88 per cent of the area sown In each of the last two years. The combined acreage of winter and spring wheat suggested for 1920 is about 86 per cent of the acreage sown for the 1919 crop, slight ly more than the acreage sown for the bumper crop of 1915, and about four per cent less than the area sown for the 1918 crop. Pittsburg Clashes between Penn sylrania, state police and crowds bent on holding labor meetings in the Pitts burg district Sunday ushered in the strike in the Iron and steel industry. The most serious disturbance occurred at North Clalrton, 20 miles from Pitts burg, late In the afternoon, where the state troopers charged a crowd of union men holding a mass meeting aud broke It up. Resistance was of fered and It Is charged by uulon lead ers that the mounted policemen used their clubs vigorously and Injured a number of the crowd. About a score ot men were arrested. The meeting w us broken up at the request of local authorities. Workmen declare that the meeting was proceeding quietly when the state police broke It up. The crowd scat tered and some ran up a railroad em bankment and threw stones and other missiles at the troopers. During the melee, severul In the crowd were struck on the head by policemen, It was said. The crowd soon scattered. No one was reported seriously in- jurel. It is alleged that several shots were tired by someone In the crowd. Frank Leroy Chance, once the peer less-leader of the Cubs and most, talked-of baseball man, has come out Into the limelight again. A few of his rich friends want him to buy the Boston American league rlub and come right back Into the big doings, writes Al Spink In Chicago Evening Post. But Chance says that he has quit the limelight for good and that noth ing will tempt him away from his Glendora orange farm in California. When there are big doings in the sport world, however, Chance quits the farm for a little while. That was the case recently, when he made the trip to Toledo to see the Dempsey-Wll-lard fight. From the fight he went to New York with Barney Oldfleld, the auto star, and It was while In the metropolis that .friends invited Chance to take a flyer with them In the purchase of the Bos ton team. Managed From Bench. Chance was not much use to the Cubs as a player In the last few years he was with them. But Ms presence on the bench made a lot of difference to the players of that team. They did not feel like loating or growing careless when the big beur was watching their movements. They must be on the Jump, or else act ns audience to a series of lectures, delivered with much vehemence and containing words easily Intelligible and not complimentary to themselves. Criticited for "Soaking." Chance has been criticized by ball players and their friends for "soak ing" his men too heavily for offenses such as the one cited above. As a matter of fact, the hall player who have aroused the ire of the "Peer less Leader" to such an extent that he has fined them goodly sums should be thankful for what he has done for them, material and otherwise. He led the Cubs to four pennants and to two world's championships. The money put into the pockets of his players by the four world series In which they have engaged amounts to several thousand times the aggre gate "plaster," including the ones that have been returned. ' CLARKE LIKES TRAPSHOOTING VISCOUNT GREY Ask for Cars to Save Wheat. Lincoln, Neb. Governor Samuel B. McKelvle has made public a telegram he sent to Director General Hlues of the federal railroad administration! urging that steps be taken to relieve a shortage of railroad cars in west ern Nebraska where huge quantities of wheat are suid to be in danger of rotting because of a luck of shipping and storage facilities. Former Manager of Pittsburgh Pirates Devoting Time to Shooting, Oil and Farming. Fred Clarke, former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and regarded as one of the greatest field directors ever con nected with the national pastime, is devoting his time now to trap shooting, farming and the oil business. The former Pirate leader lives at Win field, 7HOTES of the DIAMOND HURRICANE DEATH LIST GROWS as a V v) l w 1 WL I f Photo liybw :; X WMltrll K,w"'" .yf' Opposes New Army Plan. Washington. Tompkins Mcllvaln, acting chairman of the military train 1ng camps' association, before the sen te military committee, pronounced the former department's bill for army reorganization thoroughly unsound. Two Slain In Duol. Memphis, Tenn. C. W. 'Webster, a deputy United States marshal, and William Smlddy, a former city detec tive, were killed and a negro hyslandet Fatalities Total Four Hundred Result of Storm. Cormis Chrlstl. Texas. With the known dead near the 400 mark and steadily increasing, residents of Cor pus Christi and other near-by Texas coast towns have resumed their search for. the bodies of addltlonul persons who lost their lives through the hur ricane and tidal wave. The number of known dead Satur day was 380, but many persons were of the opinion that it would be double that number when all of the shore line and wreckage had been thoroughly searched. Plan to Force Prices Down. San Francisco Regarding high prices of clothes and shoes, Herbert Hoover declared here Sunday, the pub llee "could rectify the whole business In three months time by not buying any clothes or shoes for that length of time." RUSSELL C. LEFFINGWELL Workers Roast Chamber of Commerce Cleveland. The convention of the United Mine Workers of America on Saturday classed, the chamber of. com merce of the United StateR with the Industrial Workers of the World and other syndicate organizations as hos tile to the cause of organized laLor and adopted an amendment to the constitution forbidding members of the United Mine Workers to Join any and all such organizations. Recent portrait ot Viscount Grey of Falloden, who has accepted tempora rily the poet of British ambassador to the United States. Bonds to Increase in Value. Washington. Steady increase In the market value of Liberty bonds .t. maintenance of an Interest and rate nof greater than 4U Per cent on fu ture issues of government certificates are expected In treasury circels. Negotiations Broken Off. r.,..,onhHiren. The peace negotia- i.i,.h had been In progress be tween the Bolshevlkl and the Ksthoni- and Poles have oeen urun was wounded In an exchange of shot I """,, t wireless, dispatch to between Webster and Smlddv. the Estonian Pres bureau here. Sailors to Join in Steel Strike. Detroit. Members of the sailors' union of this port voted unanimously In favor of a strike in sympathy with the strike of the steel workers called for September 22, union officials an nounced Friday morning. I if I 1 Guns Leveled on Fiume. Tendon. After a conference be tween allied commanders at Abbazia, allied warships have left the harbor of Flume and have leveled their guns on the town, according to a German government wireless report. Reprieves Are Granted. Lincoln, Neb. Reprieves granted by Governor Samuel R. McKelvle extend to next January 9 the date for the elec trocution of Anson B. Cole and Allen V. Grammer. both of whom had been under sentence to die last Friday. Russell C. Lefflngwell of New York, newly appointed assistant secretary of the treasury, who rfce been appointed on the committee oV ten empowered to expend $1,000,000,000 in reducing the cost of wheat. . Accused of Million Dollar Theft. St. Louis. Mrs. Fannie Antonie, 26 was arrested Sunday on a warrant l sued In Kansas City charging Implica tion in the theft of $1,000,000 wortt of Liberty bonds, according to seer service men making the arrest Sinn Fein Papers Raided. Dublin. The Sinn Fein toewspapet offices here were ra'ded by the mil itary Saturday. The publication ot the Republic, the Irish Nationality, tha New Ireland and the Voice of Labor was suppressed. Fred Clarke. Kan., and Is now making plans to en tertain the 1920 Kansas state trap shooting tournament there. Clarke doesn't boast of being as good a trap shooter as he was a baseball manager, but, at that, he does fairly well. He broke 246 birds In a recent state titu lar shoot, using a 12-gauge single-barrel gun, which was presented to htm several years ago by Pittsburgh fans. The gun is extensively engraved, the principal adornment being a figure of Clarke in baseball uniform, bat In hand. Reb Russell continues to hit homers for Minneapolis like a regular Babe Ruth. Fewster and Vlck continue to slap the ball better than some of the old timers. The New Orleans club has sold Pitcher Jim Roberts to the Detroit Americans. . First Baseman Pete Shields has been discharged from army service and re joins the Bingham ton team. There is no truth In the report that Grover Alexander lost his arm in the war. The old soup bone was Just on a furlough. The Shreveport club announced that the deal by which Shortstop Jimmy O'Neill Is to go to Washington for a trial has been completed. If all boxers can be developed into such accomplished boxmen as little Dick Kerr, some club should go out and sign up Jack Dempsey. Hal Chase has Eddie Collins' super stition of placing his gum on the but ton of his cap and then taking it off when the pitcher gets two strikes on htm. A Milwaukee critic says that Roy Hansen, the young pitcher secured by Rowland from the Chicago White Sox, Is the best relief hurler In the associa tion, i . Pitcher Gene Packard "handed In his resignation" to the Phllly manage ment with the statement that he in tended to take u job In a Pennsylvania steel plant. RING HAS MEAN FAST BALL After Making Pitcher Out of Reuther Manager Moran Turns Attention to Brooklyn Lad. After making a pitcher out of Wal ter Reuther, the Cincinnati left hand- er, Pat Moran, Redland manager, turned his attention to Jimmy Ring, the Brooklyn lad, who had tryouts with the Dodgers and the Yankees. Batter who have batted lately against Jimmy say he now has one. of the meanest fast balls any pitcher in the league can shoot over. Leave It to Pat Moran to bring out dormant pitch ing talent 1 , Connie Mack has dug up a lot of tal ent, he Imagines, In the Southern league. The tall tutor of the A's has been down south for several weeks hunting Ivory. . , Cox of the marines has secured a contract for $250 to pitch for the Detroit Tigers and will Join them as soon, as he draws the blue envelope from the government. Sam Crawford Is hitting well above .300 In the Pacific Const league this season. It Is a wonder one of the major outfits hasn't recalled the vet-, eran from the bushes, The New Orleans club Is reported t have sold Outfielder Johnny Sullivan to the Cincinnati Reds. Sullivan seems to have found himself In the Southern, league this year and has been going fine. I I, ii' f m I.. ii is-- X i K V- if ) ii; " 'Am ' i ' v.? HI ZV1 A- 4 4 fir n