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VOL. 35.
A Summary for Busy Readers
of the Significant Doings
of the Day.
Progress of the World In General.
Legislative Activities at the Na
tion's Capital—News From Ev
ery Corner of the Country.
! [
Under a bill designed to tighten up
the Immigration law, introduced by
Chairman Johnson of the House im
migration committee, admission for
permanent residence in this ’ country
Would be granted only to aliens who
may be eligible for citizenship.
Secretary Mellon requested Attor-
Daugherty for a ruling
as to the legality of the sale of liquor
on Shipping Board vessels.
Shipping Board Chairman Lasker
makes new appeal to Congress to pass
subsidy bill.
The house voted $7,500,000 for re
sumption of work on the Wilson dam
at Muscle Shoals.
Mondell sends for ab sentee Repub
licans to break up filibuster which
threatens to disturb recess plans.
Secretary of War Weeks says ..rmy
officers who want to attack war de
partment policies should first rc ign;
otherwise they will be reprimanded.
Washington learns Soviet strength
In Russia Is waning.
Republican cenators circulate -peti
tion for cloture of debate.
The word “liar” was exchanged be
tween Glass, Democrat, Virginia, and
Heflin, Democrat, Alabama.
Anti-Saloon League accused In
house by Representative Tlnkham,
Massachusetts, of “legislative bribery,”
Introduces bill to curb league’s activi
President Harding tells Philippine
Independence mission time Is not ripe
for extending Islands full freedom.
i The Winchester Company and the
Simmons Hardware Company of New
Haven have been consolidated.
Passage of the Tincher grain fu
tures bill assured by the defeat in the
House of amendments which would
have mutilated the measure.'
Failure to bring operators and
miners into conference will force
President Harding to adopt drastic
measures to protect the people from
a coal famine.
John L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Workers, reaches Wash
ington to confer with the Administra
tion on the settlement of the mine
Measures instituted by the Harding
Administration and Congress have
hastened post-war readjustment and
brought prosperity within reach.
Senator McCormick of Blinds said
in reviewing the economic situation.
Owners of ships using the Panama
Canal object to government vessels
In the trade
Increased prices of agricultural
products which will follow the enact
ment of the tariff bill will mean a tax
upon the American people amounting
to $1,310,569,449, according to a state
ment made in the senate, Washing
ton, by Senator Walsh of Massachu
setts, a Democratic member of the
Senate Committee.
Mayor Hylan asks Harding to avert
rail strike and save New York’s food
Canvass of rail workers’ strike bal
lots in Chicago Indicates decision to
Ex-Senator Cornelius Cole of Cali
fornia, one hundred years old, visited
the Senate for the first time in twen
ty-five years.
Federal Judge Chatfleld in Brook
lyn signed an order temporarily re
straining Piel Brothers, Inc., Brook
lyn brewers, from manufacturing or
dealing in beer containing more than
one-half of 1 per cent alcohol.
New York Stock Exchange commit
tee finds no evidence of attempt to cor
ner “Mexican Pete.”
American Federation of Labor con
vention at Cincinnati defeats proposal
to recognize Russian Bolshevik govern
Senator Walsh says pending tariff
measure will raise cost of living $13.15
for every persons; McCumber defends
it as protection to farmer.
Coroner’s jury in mine war holds
coal company responsible; only mur
der verdict returned is against mine
superintendent who was killed by
union men.
Senator Myers denounces unionists
in Illinois mine war.
William Rockefeller, former Stand
ard Oil head and brother of John D.,
dies after brief illness.
Possible Presidential candidates be
ginning to get the limelight in both
major parties and in the outer shad
ows from which a third party may
emerge. Principal figures are Secre
taries Hughes, Weeks and Hoover,
Senators Capper, Watson, Lenroot,
Willis and Johnson, Albert J. Bever
idge, Frank O. Lowden, Gifford Pin
chot and Governor Miller of New
Probably forty dead, many of them
massacred, in Hill is mine wr . To
tal killed may be seventy-five. Some
hanged, others beaten or dragged to
death, and mine dynamited. Fighting
has stopped, at least temporarily.
Representative Gallivan, Democrat,
Massachusetts, said Shipping Boad
vessels are a “nuisance” under the
Volstead, law.
Sir Conan Loyle going home con
vinced he Ims implanted spiritualism
firmly here.
“Pussyfoot” Johnson, off to make
New Zealand dry, scolds Weeks for
anti-Volstead views
She Irinee (Srofae’s iEnmiifef,
Factory wages In New York state
show tendency toward stabilization.
Mrs. Len Small, wife of the gov-
I ernor of Illinois, died at the family
home in Kankakee, after a stroke of
I apoplexy and double paralysis with
which she was stricken as she was
receiving the congratulations of
; friends over her husband’s acquittal.
Lightning bolt sinks forty-foot
launch off Rockaway Beach, N. Y.
Retail Dry Goods Association dis
claims McCumber’s profiteering charge
and denies advertising makes news
papers “venally subservient.”
Two investigations started into
Illinois mine war; troops ordered
, demobilized.
In a circular letter to members of
Congress, Chairman Lasker of Ship
ping Board says that unless govern
ment built merchant ships are to he
sold abroad or scrapped, only choice
! is between continued government op
eration at a cost of $50,000,000 a year
or sale of ships to o- ners with a
recoverable operating subsidy provid
ed, which will Induce private capital
! to buy and operate the vessels.
Federal agents at New York seize
. three boats and $200,000 In liquor.
Killing of Field Marshal Wilson may
force Home Secretary Shortt to resign
from Lloyd George cabinet.
War Department experts point out
that Infantry will be sadly deficient
under depleted army required by new
army bill.
Yale takes final of series with Har
vard at Polo Grounds, New York, 5
to 0.
Miss Marlon Chapman wins singles
in New Jersey State tennis champion
Cornell crew cops the Junior Varsity
at Poughkeepsie, while Syracuse wins
the Freshman battle.
Navy varsity eight wins intercol
legiate regatta on the Hudson, Wash
ington crew second and Syracuse
Jack Britton, world’s welterweight
boxing champion, successfully de
fended in New York his title against
Benny Leonard, lightweight champion.
Referee Patsy Haley claiming that
Leonard hit Britton while the latter
was on one knee In the thirteenth
round of their flfteeivround match.
Harvard beats Yale aj baseball, 8
to 7.
William Toporcer wins New York
metropolitan pentathlon championship.
Ray Eaton wins half-mile bicycle
championship at Newark Velodrome.
The absence of Frank Baker, Wally
Schang and the redoubtable Babe
Ruth is a serious handicap to the New
York Yankees.
Andy Chaney, peeved over the fact
that Johnny Dundee and Danny Frush
will fight for Johnny Kllbane’s de
faulted crown, has challenged the
Scotch Wop. Chaney claims he has
beaten Kilbane twice.
The University of Pennsylvania
baseball team elected Danny Sullivan,
hard hitting third baseman, captain
for 1923. The new leader batted .327
for twenty-four games this year.
Chick Evans has decided to par
ticipate again in the Western ama
teur championship. Chick has won
that title pretty often.
At Latonia. Ky., Whlskaway, from
the stable of Harry Payne Whiteney,
which a week ago gave Morvich the
only defeat of his racing career, re
peated the feat at equal - weights in
the great Kentucky Special before a
crowd of fifty thousand persons.
The British Isles Davis Cup team
won another match in singles from
the Italian team. F. G. Lowe defeated
Cesare Colombo, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0. The
remaining match of the series, Count
di Rabecco against Major Algernon
R. Klngscote, was not played, as the
Italian suffered an injury to his foot.
Great Britain thus has won all the
matches with the Italian players.
Germany on eve of civil war; ex
kaiserists meet at Potsdam, mon
archists arrested in Rathenau plot.
Ransom ordered paid to Mexican
bandits who kidnaped A. Bruce Biel
aski, former chief of United States
Secret Service.
General strike of the workers on
the telephone lines began in Vienna.
Field Marshal Wilson’s funeral is
held in London.
British House of Commons gives
Lloyd George vote of confidence on
Irish question.
Harrison entitled to House seat,
Democratic committeemen hold.
Swarms of Scotland Yard detectives
are continuing the raids in the haunts
of the Irish sympathizers.
Martial law and a state of siege
have been proclaimed as a result of
the assassination of Dr. Walter Rathe
nau, German foreign minister, by
> masked slayers, who escaped.
I A statement calling Field Marshal
. Wilson’s assassination the result of
the Imperial policy pursued by the
, British Government in Ireland is Is
sued by the headquarters of the Irish
’ Republican Army rebels. The state
’ nient disclaimed responsibility for the
killing and deplored Wilson’s death.
5 Japan announces policy of non
aggression ; approves Four-Power Pa
- eifle Treaty.
, The German army is to be reorgan
ized thoroughly to eliminate the mon
■ archlsts, whose activities are consid
-1 ered Inimical to the best interests of
’ the republic.
Rebels ambushed a contingent of
crown forces and special police in the
’ , na i n street of Cushendal’, County An
’ trim, Ireland, during the night and
were defeated after a running fight.
I Four rebels were killed and three
England is paying now for the four
1 years’ neglect which her children suf
| fered in their country’s need during
| the war. That Is the commonly ac
* cepted explanation of the amazing
’ wave of juvenile crime which is now
sweeping the country.
[ “I will continue to fight," Dr. Sun
. Yat Sen, ousted president of the
Soutfi China Republic, declared in an
interview aboard the cruiser Wing Fu
[ : at Hong Kong. Sun, who was driven
j f ro m his capital. Canton, by troops of
> ' the united China movement, declared
• he was confident the navy is still
j loyal
Berlin Police Head Raises Offer
of Reward for Capture to
1,000,000 Marks.
Check Put on Roylists—Army Dem
onstrations Forbidden—State of
Emergency to Be Pro
Berlin.—Dr. Walter Rathenau, Ger
man foreign minister, who was more
closely identified than any other
German with the efforts for the re
habilitation of lids country since the
war, was shot and killed by two or
more unknown assassins while on ids
way from ids residence to the for
eign office.
The minister was subjected to a
hail of bullets, one of them striking
him in the throat and passing up
ward to the brain, while others
struck him In various parts of the
oody. Hand grenades also were
■brown, almost wrecking the car in
which Dr. Rathenau was riding, and i
nflicting further injuries on him.
Dr. Rathenau was struck by at least
eight bullets, any one of which would
nave proven fatal, according to the •
Clmncelor Wirth’s government is
marshaling the- nation's liberal ele
ments to the defense of labor parties,
as it did during the Kapp revolt. An
nouncement Is made that the govern
ment will establish extraordinary
courts for the trial of Nationalist
plotters, and that a state of emei'-
gcncy for Prussia will be proclaimed.
All regimental reunionsJjJijJ mili
taristic demonstrations pro
hibited. Yet, despite voclferoui cries
of “Long live the Republic,” which
resounded through the reichstag
chamber at the close of a memorial
session for Rathenau, thoughtful men
of all ranks and parties were siently
but gravely apprehensive for tlie na
tion’s fate.
While the heat of resentment and
partisan feeling has not sufficiently
cooled to warrant a sure appraisal of
the direction in which the political
effect of Rathenau's assassination will
spread, yet this much is certain —the
government is facing a far more pre
carious situation than it did when
Nationaist bullets struck down Erz
berger in the Black Forest ten months
The minister was shot and instantly
killed as he was leaving his residence
In Grunewald, a suburb of Berlin, for
the foreign office in an automobile. It
has been established by the police
that the shots were fired by two per
sons In a strange automobile, and
that they used automatic plsfols.
Chief of Police Richter personally Is
conducting the Investigation.
Some witnesses of the assassina
tion declare three men were In the
motor car from which the shots were
fired at Dr. Rathenau, and that he
was accompanied by a woman when
he left his vila at Grunewald for the
foreign office. Five minutes later the
automobile returned to the vila with
Dr. Rathenau dead.
The prefect of police raised the
offer of reward for the capture of
Dr. Walter Rathenau’s assassin to
1,000,000 marks.
Dr. Rathenau, who was unmarried,
used alternately ns a residence his
town vila situated in the garden ad
joining the foreign office. He also
had a country seat at Frelnwald, not
far from Berlin.
The emotion which marked the brief
addresses of Chancelor Wirth and
President Loebe before the reichstag
on the assassination reflected senti
ments which were shared by many
others, while the rioting of the radi
cals throughout what was to have
been a decorous memorial to the dead
foreign minister reflected the feeling
of unrelenting vengeance vowed in be
half of the German proletariat. Never
did the reichstag witness such scenes
of turbulence and execrations. Dr.
Karl Helfferich, the nationalist leader,
who had attacked Rattienau in a sav
age speech in the reichstag, sat curled
up in his seat far to the right of the
house. He appeared to be in very
depressed and somewhat fearful state.
House Member Would Admit Only Per
sons Eligible to Citizenship.
Washington.—Under a bill designed
to tighten up the immigration law, in
troduced by Chairman Johnson of the
House Immigration Committee, ad
mission for permanent residence in
this country would be granted only to
aliens eligible for citizenship, thus, it
was pointed out, shutting the gates to
Japanese, Chinese, Mongolians and
others not granted the right of citi- j
Climbers Reach Altitude of 27,350
Feet, a Record Height.
London. —Sir Francis Younghusband,
president of the Royal Geographical
Society, stated regarding the Mt. Ev
erest expedition that the breaking of
the monsoon might definitely frustrate
any further effort at reaching the sum
mit. He said that in attaining the alti
tude of 27,350 feet the expedition bad
raised the standard of human achieve
ment. The summit is 29,140 feet in
Associated With Brother, John D., In
Development of Standard Oil.
New York. —William Rockefeller,
financier and brother of John D.
Rockefeller, died at his home, Rock
wood Hall, North Tarrytown, of pneu
monia, which developed from a cold
contracted in recent heavy rains. Five
physicians were in attendance, but Mr.
Rockefeller's advanced age and many
years of ill health proved a great
handicap in fighting the disease. He
was eighty-one years old.
“Farmer Jim” Is Running
for the New Jersey Senate
Senator James E. Martine of New
Jersey, “Farmer Jim,” who is running
for the senate again at the request of
] the railroad unions. He was the first
senator to be elected by tbe people
east of tbe Mississippi river. He was
Democratic candidate for various of
fices for 40 years before finally being
British Parliament Votes Confi
dence, 342 to 75, After Church
ill Puts Blame on De Valera.
London.—The government’s Irish
policy won the support of ti e house
of commons by a vote of ”12 to 75.
It was forcibly presented by Winston
Churchill, the colonial secretary, m !
the face of criticism made dramatic
by the fact that most of the members
of the house had just returned Irom
fie funeral of Field Marshal Sir Henry
Delate was forced by an anti-gov
ernment amendment to the supply nil!,
used ty the die hards to challenge the
govoi ament as a sequel to the Wilson
murder. Prime Minister Lloyd George
said he would regard it as a vote of
Mr. Churchill plainly showed the
cabinet’s greatly stiffened attitude to
ward the Irish provisional govern
ment, in insisting that the activities
of extremists must speedily be ended,
or the free state treaty would be con
sidered violated, and the cabinet would
resume full liberty of action to safe
guard rights and interests of the peo
ple in Ireland.
He declared that the government
fully Intended to pursue its policy of
keeping faith with Ulster; that it had
armed and equipped forces there and 1
would go the limit in men, munitions
and money to make sure that life
would be properly protected and peo
ple allowed to dive their lives un ler
their own parliament with the utmost
security, as their hearts willed.
Chief Justice Taft of the United
States Supreme Court and Ambassa
dor George Harvey were seated in the
ambassadors’ gallery.
WARSAW.—The failure of the So
viet government to ratify the Russo-
Italian commercial treaty was due to
MEXICO ClTY.—Berto J. Pani, sec
retary of foreign affairs, has been offi
cially advised by the American em
bassy of the kidnaping of A. Bruce
Bielaski In the state of Morelos, and
the promise has been given that all
possible measures will be taken to ef
fect his release.
PEKING.—The formation of a "Unit
ed States of China,” modeled after the
American plan, is demanded by Gen
eral Chen Chiung Ming.
LONDON.—Chief Justice Taft guest
at dinner given by Ambassador Harvey
for King George and Queen Mary.
NEW YORK.—Hotel Claridge, beat
en by prohibition, to become an office
building; business men call dry law
enforcement mockery.
SPRI NGFI El LD, lll.—Governor Len
Small acquitted of conspiracy to de
fraud state of Illinois.
LONDON. —A dispatch from Calcut
ta says the Mount Everett expedition
may be abandoned. The third and
| final attempt to reach the summit, the
1 message says, added only 100 feet
j to tlie record.
| CINCINNATI. President Samuel
Gompers of the American Federation
I of Labor was re-elected without oppo
i sition at the federation’s annual con-
I vention. It was his forty-first elec
] tion.
j county may be bankrupt for fifty years*
j ns a result of rioting near Herrin. The !
county is liable for damages and must |
pay not to exceed $5,000 for each |
death. The total liability of the coun
ty will he approximately $500,000.
LONDON. —Police find assassination
of Field Marshal Wilson was part of a
widespread terrorism plot.
| Moore, president of (lie I’anauiu-l’acilic |
! Exposition held here in 1915, will be a !
candidate for the Republican nomiua- j
tion for United States senator from
California this year, authorized spokes- j
men for him, announced.
TOKYO. —The Yap treaty with the
United States was approved by the
privy council and Japanese prince re
gent. The treaty fixes the lights of
■ each nation in the island, which is
j under Japanese mandate.
PEKING.—Lives of missionaries in
| China endangered in renewed uisor
i ders: Sun Vut-sea has disaupeared.
! President and His Official Ad
visers Favor Representation
in the Two Houses.
Would Attend Sessions to Speak on
Questions Relating to Departments.
Modification of British System Is
Provided for in Three Measures.
Washington.—A long latent move
ment to have cabinet representation
on tbe floors of the senate and house
of representatives was revived and
received an Impetus at the last session
of tlie Harding cabinet. President
Harding and Ids cabinet associates
showed decided sympathy with the
proposal, and it was indicated after
ward at the White House that If the
practice was sanctioned by Congress
the President and the bends of the
executive departments would be glad
to co-operate.
The matter was brought to the at
tention of the cabinet by representative
M. Clyde Kelly of Pennsylvania, who
had written letters to all the members
of that body asking their opinion as
to the merits cf a bill he bad intro
duced in the house on August 20, 1921,
“to provide that the principal officer
of each executive department shall
attend certain sessions of the senate
and house of representatives.” It is
proposed in the bill that the various
heads of departments “shall be en
titled to occupy seats on the floor of
the senate and the house of repre
sentatives, with the right to partici
pate In debate on matters relating
to the business of their respective de
partments under such rules as may be
prescribed by the senate and bouse,
There are two similar measures
pending in Congress—one offered by
Senator McLean of Connecticut, on
April 12, 1921, and he other by Rep
! resentative Montague of Virginia, on
April 11, 1921. The purpose of all
these is to adopt in modified form the
practice of the British Parliament and
the parliamentary bodies of most na
tions to have ministers of govern
ment appear at parliamentary sessions
and explain measures which they have
caused to be introduced, oppose meas
ures obnoxious to the government, and
answer questions pertaining to the
conduct of their offices.
Under this system the secretary of
war would attend the sessions of the
house whep the annual army appro
priation bill or a bill for the reorgan
ization of the army was n der con
sideration, while the secretary of state
would be at hand to give informa
tion to the senate concerning an im
portant treaty with a foreign power.
It is not intended that the practice
shall bring abrut any modification of
the constitutional designation of the
President as the sole responsible offi
cial of the executive government.
1 There is no constitutional sanction for
the cabinet, which ic purely an ad
visory body existing at the pleasure
of the President. The cabinet is not
named in -ither the Constitution or
any statute, and its members have
no such responsibility for the conduct
of tlie executive government as is im
posed on members of the British Cabi
net. They are subject to certain laws
relating to their Individual depart
ments, and may be impeached and
dismissed by the legislative branch,
but, generally, complete executive re
sponsibility rests, under the Consti
tution, with the President alone. “I
am my own Prime Minister,” said
President Wilson at Paris.
It is not intended that by any of
the pending bills cabinet officers shall
be members of the senate or the
house. Under the British system a
member of the cabinet must bo either
a member of the house of commons or
the house of lords, and if the com
mons, he must again stand for elec
tion in some constituency after he
has been designated for the cabinet.
The members of the Harding Cabinet,
if the legislation is enacted, would
merely attend the sessions of tbe sen
ate or the house and, while being
privileged to participate in debate,
would have no vote.
Secretary Mellon Asks Attorney Gen
eral for Ruling.
Washington. —Secretary Mellon has
formally requested Attorney General
Daugherty for a ruling as to the le
gality of the sale of liquor on Shipping
Board vessels outside the three-mile
limit. It has been officially held by
counsel for tbe prohibition enforce
ment unit that treasury regulations as
now drawn do not prohibit such sales,
but the ruling, when made, will defi
nitely determine the question.
ADDED judge for jersey
Congress Deadlock on Federal Judi
cial Bill Is Broken.
Washington.—The deadlock on the
bill to create a score or more of Fed
. e ,-ai judges was broker by agreement
| of the senate and house conferees to
I give an additional Federal Judge to
i N ew . Jersey, New Mexico, Eastern 1111-
| nois district and the Middle Tennessee
! district.
The senate provision for an addi
tional judge for Georgia was stricken
from the bill.
Open Championship Again Lands in
This Country.
Sandwich, England.—There could be
| no more thrilling finish than that of
the 1922 British open golf champlon
’ ship over St. George's course, which
was won by Walter Hagen with a
grand total of 300. Barnes and Dun
can, one stroke behind, were tied for
| second, with Hutchison fourth, only
two strokes behind his successor.
Hagen finished when Barnes was at
the ninth in his lust round
Wife of Charge d’Affaires
of Roumanian Legation
I 9E
Mme. Frederick C. Nano, the beau
tiful wife of the charge d’affaires of
the Rumanian legation in Washington,
Scale Committee Tabulates Ref
erendum and Prepares for Dec
laration-War Chest Planned.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.—Assured of the
support of the 150,000 union anthracite
miners who have remained under sus
pension of work since April 1, the gen
eral wage scale committee began tab
ulating file referendum just completed
and prepared for declaration of an
actual strike.
Plans were laid for a “war chest,”
with a financial campaign In the prin
cipal cities of the East and the solicita
tion of funds to enable the miners “to
carry the present situation to victory.”
The committee did not officially au
thorize the substitution of the word
“strike” for “suspension”—the term by
which was designated the walkout or
dered by the United Mine Workers of
America nearly three months ago.
This, said Thomas Kennedy, president
of the Scale Committee, it was decided
to withhold until tellers complete tab
ulation of results in the referendum.
It remains for the committee to de
cide what means it will adopt to assure
success to the hard coal miners’ light
for a 20 per cent wage increase. The
question of withdrawing maintenance
men from the mines, permitting them
to be flooded will be decided imme
diately. Little active sentiment favor
ing such action was apparent among
the hundreds of miners who gathered
Payment of strike benefits, in the
event the strike becomes absolute,
would not begin on a universal basis,
Mr. Kennedy said. He asserted “only a
few minor cases” of actual hardship
had been reported among miner’s
families thus far, and that the war
chest would be distributed as the strike
progressed “only in emergency relief
cases.” ,
Lewis sees Harding and Secretaries
Davis and Hoover on miners' strike,
but no settlement looked for.
Senate committee urges continuance
of occupation of Haiti, but reduc
tion of American marine forces
Representative Fordney announces he
will retire from Congress at end of
present term.
Congress completes passage of port of.
New York bill, giving federal <®oh
sent to port development. f '
President Harding determined to take
aggressive action to end coal mine
1 Republican leaders trying to shorten
debate on tariff.
I Increased prices of agricultural prod
ucts, which will follow enactment of
the tariff bill, will mean a tax on
the American people amounting to
more than $1,000,000,000, according
to Senator Walsh of Massachusetts.
Senator McCumber of North Da
kota tells the farmers the emer
gency agricultural tariff act is re
sponsible for the high prices which
they are receiving for their prod
ucts and promises them a perma
nent tariff bill extending their pro
Drys to make vigorous fight to hold
grip on Congress; have already gain
ed five seats in primaries.
President declines to censor cabinet
speeches; ignores Secretary Weeks’
espousal of wine and beer.
Senator Williams of Mississippi intro
duced an amendment to be proposed
to the soldiers’ bonus bill to restrict
the benefit of the legislation only to
those receiving salaries of $2,000 an
nually or under.
House passed third deficiency bill aft
er eight quorum calls were demand
ed by Representative Voigt, Wiscon
Supreme Court decision holding that
labor organizations can be sued un
der provisions of anti-trust law may
be applied to strikers in event of a
railroad strike.
House adopts special rule for consid
eration of bill re-enacting Grain Fu
tures act to meet Supreme Court
Chairman Lasker, of Shipping Board,
plans mid-West trip in furtherance
of ship subsidy legislation.
Senators Heflin of Alabama, and Glass
of Virginia call each other “liar” In
senate debate, but no blows ore
Dr. Wade Found Guilty.
Governor Ritchie Monday found Dr.
J. Hubert Wade, member of the State
Board of Prison Control, guilty of mis
conduct in office and removed him
The misconduct of which Dr. Wade
was convicted was the acceptance of
the gift of an automobile from Samuel
Leibowitz, head of a grocery firm
which supplied foodstuffs to the House
of Correction and the State Peniten
The Governor’s findings are as fol
Under date of May 10, 1922, Eugene
O’Dunne, Bsq., filed charges before me
against Ogle Marimry, Dr. J. Humbert
Wade and Robert H. Carr, Esq., mem
bers of the State Board of Prison Con
trol, alleging inefficiency, neglect of
duty and misconduct in office. These
charges were filed under the Aot of
1916, Ch. 556, Section 623.
The charges against Mr. Marimry
and Mr. Carr all grew out of the man
agement and conduct of affairs at the
Maryland House of Correction, and I
am now having an investigation, made
of conditions at that institution. Ido
not, of course, know what that investi
gation will disclose, but in the mean
while there is no justification at all
for putting Mr. Marimry or Mr. Carr
on trial; and indeed Mr. O’Dunne ia
not pressing any charges against
In Dr. Wade’s case, however, some
of the charges allege personal miscon
duct, and these relate to a certain au
tomobile transaction and to certain al
leged political activities. These par
ticular charges are numbered 1,3, 4,
5, 6 and 8 in Mr. O’Dunne’s specifica
On June 19, 1922, I formally riotified
Dr. Wade and his counsel, Samuel K.
Dennis, Esq., and J. Cleveland Grice,
Esq., that I would hold a public hear
ing on these charges on July 6, 1&22,
this date being selected in order to
comply with the law which requires
not less than ten days’ notice of the
Dr. Wade and his counsel, however,
elected to waive this notice, so the
hearing was held by agreement on
June 23 and 24, 1922.
As the hearing developed it became
apparent that the important charge
against Dr. Wade was that in Septem
ber, 1919, Samuel Leibowitz made a
present to Dr. Wade of a Cadillac car,
costing, with accessories, $4,815.20.
The seriousness of this charge lay
In the fact that Dr. Wade at that time
was a member and the treasurer of
the State Board of Prison Control and
Mr. Leibowitz at the time was presi
dent of the General Tea and Coffee
Company and of the General Whole
sale Grocery Company, which com
panies sold groceries and provisions to
the Maryland House of Correction and
to the Maryland Penitentiary, both of
which institutions are under the man
agement of the Prison Board.
The impropriety of a member of a
State Board accepting the gift of a
valuable automobile from the presi
dent of a company with which the in
stitutions under the Board’s manage
ment were doing business is manifest,
and the same is expressly prohibited
by Section 638 of Chapter 556 of the
Acts of 1916.
There is no doubt, therefore, that
the acceptance of this alleged gift
would constitute misconduct in office.
After the charges were made, it was
admitted both by Dr. Wade and Mr.
Leibowitz that there had been a trans
action in which the ownership of a
Cadillac oar passed from Mr. Leibo
witz to Dr. Wade. -. *
Also, It was stated Dy both Dr* Wade
and Mr. Leibowitz that’tAe of
ownership was not.ln. the.nature of a
gift, but was a sale jjy Mr, Leibowitz
to Dr. Wade, for r 53,500 and a Dodge
car, and that
Involved was fVald liPcash.
I talked?wßto'iprf Wade and ques
tioned hii&t&hSftl the unsual payment
of s3:sop?jin' cash. I felt that there
Should £e some substantiation of the
IBraSiMer of so large an amount of
-mohey, so that I could inform the peo
ple of the State that I was satisfied
with the circumstances surrounding
the transaction.
If Dr. Wade had made a satisfactory
explanation at that time, there need
have been and there would have been
no trial. But he did not; and as a
matter of fact I never have 'been given
any assistance in clearing the trans
action of the suspicion which sur
rounded it in the minds of the people.
The evidence produced at the hear
ing shows that Mr. Leibowitz bought
and paid for the car in September,
1919, and that it was delivered to Mr.
Leibowitz at his office on September
15 of that year and there delivered by
Mr. Leibowitz to Dr. Wade. The evi
dence also shows that the companies
controlled by Mr. Leibowitz first he
gan dealing with the institutions un
der the management of the Prison
Board in the summer of 1919, and dur
ing the last three months of the fiscal
year ending September 30. 1919, they
sold to the House of Correction and
to the Maryland Penitentiary provi
sions to the amount of $10,800.82, and
during the next fiscal year, October 1.
1919, to September 30,1920, these com
panies sold to said institutions provi
sions to the amount of $47,785.66.
Two persons, and only two, can tell
the actual facts.
One is Mr. Leibowitz, who before
the trial stated publicly that Dr. Wade
Ritchie Was Honor Guest.
Governor Ritchie was the guest ot
honor at the reception and dinner to
mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of
the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
H. Beer, 1213 Eutaw Place. The re
ception was held at the Beer estate.
Shore-Acre-Lodge-on-Water. Dinner
was served on the lawn. . Mr. Beer is
the Democratic executive of the
Eleventh Ward and president of the
Eleventh Ward Democratic. Club.
NO. 26.
had paid him for the car, but who at
the trial refused to say whether the
car was a gift to Dr. Wade or was
purchased by Dr. Wade, on the ground
that either answer would incriminate
The other person is Dr. Wade, him
self, whose counsel declined to permit
him to take the stand. They did make
the unsupported statement that the
money came from the estate of Dr.
Wade’s mother-in-law, but Dr. Wade
refused to testify under oath to the
truth of what his counsel stated In his
behalf. I was unwilling, however, to
let the matter rest there. My right
and duty, as Governor of the State,
to request an important official of my
administration, against whom charges
of misconduct in office have been filed,
for a public explanation under oarth,
at the hearing of these charges, of the
only point Involved in the whole case
is beyond any question at all.
Accordingly, after Dr. Wade’s 1 coun
sel stated that he would not testify—
even after I had urged the above view
upon them—l appealed to Dr. Wade,
directly and personally, and he also
The evidence in this case acquires
added force when coupled with the
surrounding circumstances, and par
ticularly with the refusal of Dr. Wade
to explain the facts under oath.
Refusal to explain may be proper
tactics in a criminal trial, but should
hardly be resorted to as a means of
refuting charges of misconduct in of
Under the circumstances, and on
the evidence, I cannot escape the be
lief that Dr. Wade is guilty of mis
conduct in office.
Accordingly, I am forced to remove
Dr. Wade from his office as a member
of the State Board of Prison Control,
which I accordingly do, this 26th day
of June, 1922.
I will promptly file in the office of
the Secretary of State, as required by
law, a complete statement of all
charges made against Dr. Wade and
ray finding thereon, together with a
complete record of the proceedings.
State Happenings
Briefly Told
Cambridge.—Samuel Barnett, col
, ored, 60 years old, died of injuries sus
tained when an explosion occurred in
the elevator of the Hurlock Milling
i Company, Hurlock. The explosion is
said to have been due to some one
striking a match while the elevator
was being fumigated with chemicals
preparatory to putting in wheat
Pocomoke City.—Charles O. Melvin,
aged 77, a prominent attorney and
1 staunch Republican of this city, who
spent the greater part of his life here.
1 died suddenly. He is survived by one
daughter and two sons, Mrs. Enid
1 Wulff, of Ohio; Homer Melvin, of Bal
timore, and Ingalls Melvin, of Buffalo,
New York.
Cumberland. —Bernard O’Donnell, a
• baseball player of Cumberland,
through bis guardian, Mrs. Margaret
O’Donnell, has filed suit for |2,000
damages against Harry Snowden, col
ored, for injuries sustained when a
truck owned by Snowden ran away on
Sideling Hill mountain and was
Centreville. Temporarily blinded
by the bursting of an ammonia pipe
in the milk cooling station at Hardi
son’s Dairies. Price, J. Tucker Carter,
foreman, and Charles Cohen, assistant
foreman, were painfully Injured. Mr.
Carter had both eyes badly injured,
while Mr. Cohen temporarily lost the
sight of one eye.
Rockville.—The farmers of Mont
gomery county are in the midst of
their wheat harvest and the noise of
the hinders can be heard in all direc
tions. There is said to be every In
dication that the yield will be one of
the heaviest the county has known for
a number of years, notwithstanding
thSt rust and scab curtailed the crop
to a cdnsiderable extent The usual
acreage was sown.
Cumberland. —Officials.of the West
ern Maryland Railway system, of Bal
timore, this city, Hagerstown and
other points, left here for Chicago to
be present at the hearing before the
United States Railway Labor Board
concerning the contract for motive
power department and malntenance-of
way work between the railway com
pany and the Dickson Construction
and Repair Company.
Aberdeen. —A wreck occurred on the
Pennsylvania Railroad at Aberdeen
when the brakes of a north-bound
freight were applied too suddenly, it Is
said, breaking the air shaft between
the cars, derailing a coal car and a
box car. The coal car was driven un
der the box car and the concussion
was heard all over this town. A crowd
gathered and a wrecking crew came
from Perryville. Trains were run for
two hours on the southbound track.
Hagerstown.—That Councilmen and
other city authorities who fall to obey
the edicts of the Ministerial Associa
tion of Hagerstown will be fittingly
punished at election time was forcibly
impressed upon the City Council by
a delegation of both organizations
which appeared before the Council to
protest the repeal of an ordinance
which prohibits public exhibitions of
boxing. The Rev. William M. Nor
ment, pastor of the First Christian
Church, headed the delegation and de
nounced boxing exhibitions as degrad
ing and unnecessary. He introduced
the Rev. F. Perry Plummer, pastor of
St. Paul’s United Brethren Church.
Centreville. —Confronted by the nec
essity of providing for increased ex
penditures approximately $17,000 and
governed by a new- State-wide school
law which fixes 67 cents as the mini
mum rate which may be established by
any county for educational purposes,
the Board of County Commlseioners
have announced the Queen Anne’s
county tax rate for 1922. It is $1.42
on each SIOO. The county rate for
1922 is 75 cents on each SIOO, the same
as last year. The school rate is 67
cents on each SIOO. Last year the
rate was 66 cent*.

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