Friday, September 26. 191$.
THE PIOCIIE RECORD
S0L1E OF FRANK CHANCE'S niCII FRIENDS
TRYING TO IURE HIM BACK INTO BASEBALL
REJEGTI0I1 OF PACT
CALIFORNIAN MAKES ADDRESS
AT SPECIAL SESSION OF MIN
MASSACRE FEARED WHEN THE
RUMANIAN TROOPS LEAVE
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
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.
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
Addresses were made by Senator
Johnson at Minneapolis and St. Paul
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
THEODORE P. SHONTS DEAD.
MLD SOW LESS
ViHEM THIS FALL
SUCH IS RECOMMENDATION TO
FARMERS BY AGRICULTURAL
Carefully Worked Out Information Col
lected for Husbandmen Would In
dicate That Acreage Should Not
be So Great as in 1918.
STATE POLICE AUD
MASS MEETING BROKEN UP
TROOPERS WHO CHARGE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
HURRICANE DEATH LIST GROWS
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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
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
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
.t. maintenance of an Interest
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.
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
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
Reb Russell continues to hit homers
for Minneapolis like a regular Babe
Fewster and Vlck continue to slap
the ball better than some of the old
The New Orleans club has sold
Pitcher Jim Roberts to the Detroit
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
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
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
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
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
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