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Anderson of Harper
Bobbed in Day-
': Aid Anderson, president of the
-jrytr' House Hotel company of
Ji tttjr, popularly known as the
Hjtx of the three citiear wai
Ugti and robbed of a diamond
-ckpla and ring ralued at , 4,000
al $50 In cash, In his apartment
t U$ l-i Harrison street, Daren
t, at 9 .30 this morning.
'111117 Bowers, a drug addict, well
"Town in police circles, 714 Far
M street, and his wife were arr
sM within two hours after the
tot had been committed. The
onds, and a revolver with
ica Anderson had been beaten
Jt submission, were found In the
Us, and a statement made by
m, Bowers to police thla morn
f proves beyond any question of
. M the guilt of her husband. '
-iderson returned to his rooms
I Davenport from the Harper
v early this morning, peing
isle to sleep, he rose to get a
a to eat and went into the
UiD. Hearing a noise, he turn
i to face a .38 caliber revolver In
jk kinds of a masked bandit
Tfcootrht Bandit Friend. .
Thfcw up your hands!" was the
tiDar command.
"Qalt your kidding," said Ander-
t, believing the robber to be a
nod pulling a .little stunt. ,
: Without further warning, the
"tasked mar struck Anderson over
4 head with the butt of his heavy
imlver, slugging, him Into sub
Won. Hastily gagging bia v4c-
the assailant dragged the help
ns man to a couch and commenc
( a thorough search of the rooms
I clothing which Anderson had
aoved and . which was lying
HI the room. ,
' le slipped the ring, the dla-
nad ot which is reputed to be
.est five karat weight, from the
V of thf prostrate man,, who
jsagh still "conscious, lay unable
llndef the burglar.
I Takes Tie and Pin. '
(Anderson's clothes, the burglar
pned up a tie containing the dia
saad stickpin and, without remov
fer the pin, thrust it Into his
pxlet. 'i- j
"U thla all you have?" he then
Mted. -
"Yes," was the faint answer
ttreugh the gag. .w .
WU, you can call the police, If
Xa want to. I've ent. the wires,"
led with that final taunt the slug
tr left the room, going out the
boat entrance of the apartment.
Anderson, although weak from
Is wound, a gaping two-Inch gash
cross the crown of his head,
lightly on the aide and to the
tear, pulled off the gag and from a
tMrby phone notified the police,
U at was unable to give headquar
I tin any very definite Information
A ttcept as to the physique and dress
v Ml KHHjaiinriT
' Knew Bowers was Hers. .
i However, working uppn thiarec-
Mon or the method of doing the
and recalling a tip that Andy
ewers, an old acquaintance to all
H-clty police in a business way,
u again in town, the detectives
Med two and two and aent a
Wad to Bowers' home on Far
w street.
Both Bowers and his wife were
at home and were immediately ar
reted. A thorough seancn of the
nous brought to light both dla
d and the revolver, whieh was
y identified as that of his as
Uant by Anderson, but the neck
He was missing. . , v
Wly today, when questioned by
Je police. Mrs. Bowers said that
a husband had .left- the house
JJrty last evening, which substan-
MeS th Ihonrv nt tha nnllra that
e Job was prearranged, that the
phone wires had been cut and
" Durxiar hidden in tha roomax
in the evening. Testimony of
woman residing In the apartment
"Math that of Andersol, further
OVttair With thla Ihwn far ha
fla morning identified Bowers as
an who had been seen furtively
arcaiag about the halls ot the
wiatng yesterday afternoon.
Baraed Telltaie Tie.
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. cowers aaia mat ner nns
JJJd did not return until about 4
J this morning. Ha showed
the tie. stickpin, ring and made
J ' Wrn the mask he had wdrn as
I es the neck Ue he had taken.
Pnttentng her with death, he fore-
her tell of what had happened
yt the evening or to retell the
JT he told her. i
4 a police have not questioned
? .himselt but will probably
late this afternoon pr eve
Sf. and it is expected that they
'wi comnlete con fees ion.
Was in laU Hen.
Jwi waa but recently released
the Rock Island county Jail
ot insufficient evidence to
Jt He -wis arrested with
Moies at the Sherman hotel
V U. and at that time a com
v ot buflar tools, aawm.
Alex Anderson.
Sinned In submission by a '
nuMked- bandit la his own. apart
ment, jSl 14 Harrison street, '
Davenport, Alex "Anderson,
president of the Harper House ,
Hotel company of this eity, was
robbed of diamonds worth
Um and ISO la cash, at t:S0
V.ock this morning. Andy
Bowers, against whom irrefu
table evidence of guilt has x
been gained, was arreatad with
in two hours after lie bad pulled
the job.- . 1 -
files, guns and jimmies waa found in
his possession. After being re
tained while the case was contin
ued for 10 days while the state's at
torney's office sought additional
evidence with which to prosecute,
the pair was released on Aug. 23.
When arretted, a large supply of
morphine waa in possession of the
men, and upon their release Moses
was sent- to the Watertown hospital
to take the '"cure.", Both have
been addicted to the habit tor many
years, Bowers saying tbat'-he had
used the dope for 15 years, v I
A. R. Channre Ritual and Find
Opposition to Union TVIth
OOier Wields. r
Indianapolis, In A, Sept 24. Fac
ing the possibility of a fight on the
proposed federation of veterans or
ganization tor the promotion ot pa
triotism, the Grand Army of the
Republic opened the final session ot
its 1920 encampment nere tooay.
Election ot officers and selection ot
the 1921 meeting place, were the
other . important matters left for
discussion. '- - -
The federation with the Ameri
can legion and the Spanish-Ameri
can War veterans, waa recommend
ed at Thursday's session by the
committee, which, with similar com
mittees from : tne ouier organiaa
tions. drew un the plan. Some del
egates, however, objected- to the
nlan aa outlined in the resolution,
tearing it waa stated. v that the
Grand Army of the Republic would
lose its individuality.
Xeteham Chosen Commander.
William A.' Ketcham of Indian
anolis waa elected commanoer-ln
chief ot the Grand Army ot the Re
public at the cloeiag business ses
sion of the 54th annual encamp
ment here today. The selection of
the city, for. the next encampment
was ftt to thla a alien al council of
adminisirauoa. ,
Worlfi's Greatest Baseball -rSta'tisa
r Series Prospects for Argus
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Irwin' U Howe, dean of aporttns; writers and official baseball
statistician for the American league, American association. West
ern league. Southern ' association and Three-Eye , league. , is
writing his Ninth Annual Review ot American and National
League Pennant Winners tor The Argue His trst rewiew LEFT
FIELDERS may be found today on The Argus sport page. Mr.
Howes series is based on the spedal charts ot dailyperformances
nf Wavers- and teams and on Mr. Howe's knowledge, attained
through "eaTof atudy of the characteristics and skill of the M20
rivals. . " , . ' - ' " ' . .
The articles will appear in the followini order: .
. ll Lft Fielders (Today). . . " , ,
J. Center Fielders (Toiaortow). ' - -
S. Right Fielders (Monday). : ,
4, First Basemen "(Tuesday). . - . " .
' 6. Second Basemen (Wednesday). .,:
C Tniru uasemen iauw.
'Shortstops (Friday).
8. Catchers (Sawniayj.
a. Pitchers '(Monday). " : ' . ',.
" io. Sojnmary ot Team Play and Stndy'of Managers (Tuesday).
- THE WORLD'S 8ERIKS. : ' . t
lead neiiT
Cfcttfornian Would Be vise
, Present Zlethbd of Tom.
inating Presideiit. ,
(Special to The Argus.)
' Sacramei.to, Calif, Sept. 24. 4
Senator Hiram W. Johnson may be
out stumping for the Harding-
uoollage ticket, but be nas not
forgotten what happened at the
Republican national convention in
Chicago last June, and just as soon
aa this campaign ia over the Cali
fornia senator means to lead the
fight tor a revision of the methods
by .which candidates tor the presi
dency are chosen. k
Hiram Johnson has the notion
that the people ought to have some
thing to do with the nomination
for the presidency, st that the pub
lic shall not be confronted with a
choice between inferior men. He
thinks that, the primary system is
both logical and democratic And,
while expressing no opinion about
the persons nominated in the last
conventions ot the nig political
parties, be is Inclined to the belief
that the public' would not be much
worse off and perhaps better off
if they tried1 the primary system
Instead of the convention method.
The California senator might tell
ah interesting story about what
took place at Chicago if he were
disposed to 'do so He could, fqr
instance, reveal the absolute pledge
given, him by other leaders at the
Chicago convention, that when- the
rest was taken on Saturday after
noon it was with the understanding
that an opportunity would be given
for 'all concerned to agree upon a
man that the progressive wing of
the Republican party could sup
port whole-heartedly. " "
But. except in so far" aa yon
might emptaasla-"the; point now
and then, the controversies -ot the
last contention will not be revived.
Senator Johnson's aim is to get a
(Continued on Page Three).
New York. Sent 24. Three New
tork brokerage houses were includ
ed in a supplementary indictment
unsealed by federal court order to
day which alleged frauds exceeding
1 20,000 A0O in connection with the
sale of stock in the Tuxpan Star Oil
corporation, supposed to have wells
at Tamplco. Members of the three
firms O'Brien & Co., Low Bros.,
and Samuel S. Campbell ft Co
have been summoned to appear for
nleading before Federal Judge Wil
liam B. Sheppard. -
New York. Sept 24. (United
Press.) Babe Rath hit his second
hdme run ot the day in the first
inning ot the second game against
Washington here today, raising his
record to 51 tor the season.
New. Yorkv' Sept- 14. "Babe
Ruth, heavy hitter of the New York
Americans, made hla fiftieth home
run of the season in the first inning
of today's, game with the Washing
ton club at the Polo grounds.
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Executive Refuses to Fol
V.low Congressional In
structions, f
Washington, SepA. Sir-Fo
aaaetmeesacnt was made
today by tne state department
that President Wilson bad de
cided not to carry out the in-
i strncJon frees congress to an
nul exisang treaties necweea
the United States and foreign
countries, by which the United
States Is prevented from grant
ing Import tariffs and trans
portation rates on Imports ear
lied In American bottoms.
The announcement 'said the
president bad reached his de
cision before the expiration en
Sept i, of the 90-day periods
In. which the merchant marine'
act directed that be take step
to abrogate the treaties. It
also was stated that the presi
dent had not eo united any for.
eign governments regarding the
matter. . - -
Complains of Pains
HeadRelatives Angry
At British Press.
London, .Sept. 24. Terence Mac-
Swmey, Lord Mayor of Cork, was
in a very exhausted condition this
morning at Brixton prison, accord
ing to a bulletin issued by the Irish
Self-De termination . league. He
spent a very bad night, the bulle
tin declared, v . ., v,
Relatives Refnse Press Information
London, Sept. 24 (United Press)
A Sinn Fein bulletin today said
Lord Mayor Macswlney spent a
bad night Pains in thehead were-f
said to have been renewed. This
was ihe 43rd' day of his hunger
strike. ; .
The lord mayor s relatives, as
serting that the English press had
garbled their reports of MacSwi-
NXney's condition, declared today they
win give no iunner lniormauon to
papers. . . ; :,,:
, Officials Probe Reprisals.
London, Sept 24. (United Press)
The government, urged by popu
lar condemnation of police repris
als in. Ireland, began an investiga
tion today. It was announced the
investigation will be thorough and
that stern punishment will be in
flicted on the guilty.
The situation in County Clare
will be reviewed first Despite con
flicting reports it appeared at least
eight overe dead there, including
four "police. Military leaders
charged Sinn Feiners used dumt
dum bullets. , '
, Elaborate Ambush.
The ambush of a police patrol at
Mill town Malbay, was reported to
have been elaborate. - The automo
bile was surrounded by 150 Sinn
Feiners, the officers being killed he
fore they had an opportunity to
fight back.
-The Sinn .Feniers were .said to
have been surprised later by a com
pany ot soldiers and withdrew with
a number of wounded. The mili
tary took 40 prisoners, according to
reports. ' ,-. -
Black and Tan" Police.
- Sinn Feiners assorted that the
Milltown Malbay reprisals were ex
tended to - all nearby seaboard
towns. "Black and tan" . police
cruised the streets, destroying prop
erty and "shooting up" the town in
wild west style. Officers were said
to have lost control ot their men
entirely. -
Authorities here and in Dublin re
iterated their denials that volun
teer troops were out of control.
They said reports - of destruction
were highly colored and that as a
matter of tact reprisals were car
ried out only by small bands en
raged at the sight of mutilated
Eeenemlc Conference Opens
. psrant Session To
Brussels. Sept 24.V-(By United
Press.) As preparations were
made here - today for- opening the
"economic conference" under the
League of Nations. It appears the
matter ot German Indemnities wiH
not bo discussed.
Mere than '100 financiers, dele
gates to the League of Nations and
representatives ot non-league pow
ers ware here for the sessions be
glnning today. Thirty-nine nations
wore folly aeeredltade and . there
were three delegates from Ger
many, Austria and Bulgaria. 7 The
United States was put on a basis
with other non-league
tVlf f im nmi NEW PREMIER OF
BY KOTOO ifc' Vf
Pour White Sox Flayers
irarrd; Plot to 'Throw
Games to CincL
. Chicago, Sept 24. Investigation
of a report that George M. Cohan,
actor, and Mont Tennos of Chicago
had lost large sums bet on last
year's world aeries was understood
today to be under consideration by
the Cook county grand Jury, which
next Tuesday will resume father
ing testimony of charges that the
series was "fixed" so that the. Cin
cinnati. "Reda" would win. Pub
lished reports place Cohan's losses
at $30,000 and Tennes' at $80,000.
According to statements quoting
Mr. Johnson, published by papers
here, the syndicate of gamblers
which, it has been charged,
"bought' last year's world series
by paying $500,000 to five White
Sox players, threatens to expose
the plot It the Chicago team wins
the race.
Chicago, Sept 24. Interest in
the grand Jury Investigation into
alleged "throwing" ot baseball
eames bv dishonest nlavera switch
ed from Chicago today to Cleve-r
With the grand . Jury adjourned
Until next Tuesday, investigators,
baseball magnates and fans are
watching the Sox for their victory
or defeat in the games with the In
dians, which may decide the fu
ture course ot the investigation.
If the White Sox win. they will
displace Cleveland and lead the
American league by half a game.
Ban Johnson, president of the
American league, is reported to
have received rumors that gam
blers are trying. to create an im
pression that the White Sox do not
care, to win the American league
The . inquiry Into the "fixing"
charges is to be pushed to the limit
according, to a statement made by
Henry H. Brlgham, foreman of the
grand jury, who declared that he
was "shocked at the rottenness, so
tar revealed.1?
State's Attorney Hoyne, accord
ing to - statement received lrom
New York, declared he "had no
doubt that the 1919 series was
crooked and that at least one Chi
cago player waa crooked."
Jacob C. "Rube' Benton, New
York Giants' pitcher, who told the
grand Jury- yesterday ot being of
fered a bribe to lose hv game nam
ing "Buck" Herxog, Hal Chase and
"Heinle" Zimmerman in connec
tion with the alleged offer, in a
published statement today named
tour White Sox players as having
been named to him by in alleged
member of a - baseball gambling
ring in a discussion ot "alleged fix
ing" of the 1919 series.
These players, declared,- were
Eddie Cicotte, pitcher of the first
game, Claude Williams, pitcher in
the . second. Chick GandiL : first
baseman, and Hap Felscfa. center-
, Benton's statement said the play
ers were mentioned by a Cincinnati
"betting . commissioner," named
Hahn. Benton and five White Sox
said that players demanded $100,
000 for "throwing" the series and
that this was paid to them by a
group of Pittsburgh gamblers.
. Benton said he was sure Cicotte.
could name tho Pittsburgh gam
blers and Would be glad to give the
Information, to the grand Jury.
t Heydler Investigates .Leads.''. .
New York, Sept 24. John A.
Heydler, president of the National
Baseball league, will appear next
week' before - the - Chicago grand
jury Investigating alleged baseball
gambling, left for . the west today
to visit a number of major league
cities to investigate several "leads"
he haa received.
Benton's Story. "J.
Benton, in his story .of the al
leged "fixing" o tthe world series
last fall said:
"Last fall after the series a man
named Hahn, who hails from Cin
cinnati and is known as a betting
commissioner, visited : me at my
(Continued on ' Page Fifteen.)
Generally fair tonight and Satur
day. Not much change in temper
aturw.' Highest yesterday, 82; lowest last
night 9.
Wind velocity, 7 e-nu, 8 miles
per hour. '. -
12 m. 7 pm. 7 am
'.' " ' yester. yester. today
Dry bulb temp... 72' , 78 69 ,
Wet bulb temp... ( - 69 66
Relative humid.. . 74 - 62 85
River stage J, a fall of J last
J4 hours. . . .
River F
Only slight changes in the Mis
sissippi, will occur from below Dn-
boaon to uaeaaso.
Official Will Also Act As
Foreign Minister in
Millerand Cabinet.
Paris, Sept. 24. Georges
Leygnes, minister of marine In
the Clemeneean cabinet, has
accepted n call to the first pre
miership under President XH
lemnd's administration. It was
announced this afternoon. He
will likewise act as foreign
Was Sinister of Marine. .
' Georges Leygues, who became
minister of marine when Premier
Clemehceau formed his cabinet in
November, 1917, a few months after
the entry of the United States in
the war, served in that post
throughout the remainder of the
world conflict He retired from
ministerial office last January with
the resignation ot M. Clemeneean.
' Lawyer by Profession. -
MV Leygues began his political
career as a member of the cham
ber, which he entered in 1884. Sub
sequently, he held posts in the cab
inets of Dupuy, Ribot, Waldeck
Rousseau and Sarrien. He is a
lawyer by profession and a writer
of considerable prominence on his
torical, political, economic and lit
erary subjects. His poll leal affil
iations have been with the group
of the Republicans of the Left He
will be 62 years old in Novem
Tribe Lands on Faber
Early in Seopnd Game
League Park, Cleveland, Ohio,
Sept 24. Because of the persist
ence with which the White Sox hit
he ball into the left field crowd,
Manager Speaker of the Indians,
today had the playing field cleared
of all exrta seats, thus cutting the
capacity of the park by fully 3,000.
President Dunn ot Cleveland,
agreed with his manager that it was
better to forfeit a few thousand
dollars rather than lose the game
because of the presence of the
crowd on the field.
Urban Faber was ' sent to the
mound by Manager Gleason in an
attempt to run the White Sox
string of consecutive victories to
eight He was opposed by Walter
Mails, the Indians' sou,thpaw.
The line-up:
Cleveland Chicago
Jamieson, If. S trunk, rf.
WamMgaass, 2d. Weaver, so.
Speaker, ef.
E. Collins, 2m.
Smith, rf
Gardner, Sb.
Johnston, lb.
SeweU, ss.
Jackson, If.
Felsch, If.
J. Collins, lb.
RJsbers;, ss
Sehalk, c
Haas, p.
Faber, p.
Umpires Qwen and ChilL
CHICAGO: Strunk was out John
ston to Mails. Weaver fouled out
E. Collins walked. Jackson singled
to left tFelsch fanned. NO RUNS,
CLEVELAND: Jamieson beat Out
a hard bounder to E. Collins.
Wambsganss sacrificed. Weaver to
E. Collins. Risberg thrw out
Speaker. Smith singled to center,
scoring Jamieson. Gardner dropped
a Texas leaguer between E. Col-4
Una and Felscb, Smith taking third.
Johnston forced Gardner, Faber to
Risberg. the ball bounding off la
bor's hand to Risberg. ONE RUN,
CHICAGO: J. Collins popped to
Johnson. It is raining aUghtly.
Mails threw out Risberg. Scbalk
popped to SewelL NO RUNS, NO
CLEVELAND: " SewetT singled
through tho box, SeweU-stole sec
ond. O'Neill - singled to center,
scoring SewelL Mails sacrificed.
Weaver to J. Collins. Jamieson
singled to right, . O'Neill taking
third. Jamieson was trapped off
first while be was being run down.
O'Neill led off third too far and was"
out, Strunk to Faber to JB. Collins
to J. Collins to Weaver. Jamieson
taking; second. Wsmhagansa
Murder of Jacob Charles
Denton, Capitalist, it
Shrouded in Mystery.
Los Angeles, Calif. Sept 24.
TUnitld Press.) Police today plan
ned to question several women in
connection with the murder ot
Jacob Charles Denfbn, Los Angeles
capitalist whose body waa found
inr a newly built room under the
stairs of his home here. Denton
had been missing for months. '
Neighbors told of seeing Denton
scuffling with a beautiful Spanish
girl en the porch ot his home short
ly before he disappeared. -
Denton's body, was found buried
beneath three tons ot earth. The
body was covered with quicklime.
The hands and feet were b.und and
his skull had been fractured.
Mrs. R. C. Peet rented Denton's
elaborate home which he had built
at a cost of 275,000. Mrs. Peet sub-
rented the home Aug. 19 to Mrs. T.
T. MlUer.
Officers previously had expressed
the theorythat Denton had been
shot or stabbed. The shooting the
tory was favored because a re
volver, fully loaded, but with one
cartridge of a wrong caliber, had
been found in a room which Denton
had reserved for his own use, lead
ing the rest
Artist Jones of Chieago Identifies
I Woman Browned at '
Sheboygan. "
Raclne. Wis., Sept 24.-
Jones, an artist of Chicago, who re
cently was rescued from an over
turned motor dory in Lake Michi
gan, today identified the body of
a woman recovered from the fish
ing nets at Sheboygan aa being that
of his wife.
ped to J. Collins. ONE RUN,
CHICAGO: Faber fanned. Smith
made a pretty running catch ot
Strunk's line drive to the wall in
right center. SeweU threw) out
CLEVELAND: Speaker out J.
Collins to Faber. Smith fanned.
Weaver's fancy pickup beat Gard
ner out of a double. NO RUNS, NO
CHICAGO:. Ed Collins singled to
left Jackson forced E. Collins,
Wambsganss to SewelL Felsch
slngled'to center, Jackson stopping
at second. Sewel took J. Oollins'
low drive off his shoe tops and
doubled Jackson off second. NO
CLEVELAND: Johnston filed to
Strunk. SeweU waa safe on Weav
er's high Wow. O'Neill filed to
Felsch. Weaver threw out Mails.
CHICAGO: Risberg fanned.
Sehalk walked. Faber walked.
Strunk walked, filling the bases.
Weaver fanned. E. ColUns fanned.
CLEVELAND: Jamieson fled to
Risberg. Risberg threw out Wambs
ganss. Speaker lined to Weaver.
Chicago, Sept 24 Axel Hedberg,
former teller ia the Union Bank of
Chicago, ' swallowed poison in aa
attempt to commit suicide this
morning shortly before he was to
have appeared la court to answer
indictments charging aha with ero
bessllnc funds of the bank.
Hedberg walked into his lawyer's
office for a conference land an
nounced that he had taken poison.
He probably win die.
San Ftonelseo, Sept 24. Wil
liam Smith, alias Walter Bossom,
aged 90, counterfeiter, - was sen
tenced to one year tn tail end lined
$1 on his plea ot guilty.
TJ. S. to Be Asked to Stop
Effect of California . )
' Measure. 4
Honolulu, T. H Sept 24. Cable;
advices from Tokw to the Nlppui
Jiji. Japanese language newapaper
here, regarding anti-Japanese legist
lation in California, report that tho
diplomatic council has decided that!
Japan wilk instruct Ambassador,
Shktehara to register vigorous pro-
test It California passes the Japan-;
ese land laws in which there will
be a referendum in November. Thai
ambassador's protest will be based!
on the, ground that such legists!
tion is unconstitutional and a vio
lation of Japan's treaty rights, it!
was said.
, Neither Will Give Way.
Washington, Sept 24. (Unl
Press.) Neither the United SI
nor Japan is willing to give wa:
in the fight of the mikado's govern
ment to prevent further discrimi
nation against Japanese by Cali
fornia, developments today showed.
The complicated situation. ' rap
idly becoming tha most serious
problem facing the government, to
day was as follows: K
The United States government
will maintain its position for tho
exclusion of Japanese immigrants,
but 'will make a supreme qffort to
avoid conflict with Japan over fur
ther discriminatory legislation in
California. .- (
Japan Concedes Bight. . i
Jspan concedes the right of that
United States to bar her immi
grants, according to state depart
ment officials, but insists her suIh
Jects already in this country must
not be discriminated against fur
ther by passage of the new Cali
fornia anti-Japanese land law. ' ;
The state department said it waa
unable to prevent the proposed law
for absolute prohibition of all land
holding by Japanese from being;
voted on by the people of Califor
nia in the November elections.; .
Ambassador's Demand. !
Ambassador Shidehara will de-
mand as a basis for his negotiations
with Secreary of State Colby that
the federal government stop tha
California measure from being car
ried Into effect, according to au--thoritative
It was Indicated at the state de
partment a pmn has been tenta
tively formulated for solution ot
the problem, but officials will not
discuss It
Smash Amounted' to 124 Cents
Bushel Market Semi-Da. .
moralised. V
Chicago, Sept 24. Big breaks in.
the price of wheat took place to-
day largely as a result of agitation
for a general cut in food costs.
The smash of values in wheat
amounted to as much as 12 cents
a bushel, and the market closed in
a semi-demoralised condition. De
cember delivery at 2.25 to 2.25 ft
and March at 2.1S to 2.16.
Heretofore, wheat has been ad
vancing despite setbacks in ' the
price of other grain. The chief rea
son ascribed for such strength waa
huge sales of wheat for export to
Europe. Today, however, 'the stim
ulus of exoort business appeared tot
have lost its influence and especially
near the end of the day the wheat?
market tumbled wildly downward.
In sympathy with the weakness
of wheat other grains markets also,
gave way and both corn and oaUt
fell to the lowest price levels yet
for the 1920 crop. '
Red actio a at Kansas City. 1
Kansas City, Mo., Sept 24. Sharp
reductions occurred today in that
wheat market, December deliveries)
dropping lOftc and March 12 a
Bit Keduetlen Looked For In He."
vember Ceaunedlty Is
Toneka, Kan.. Sept 24. (United
Press.) Harry Taylor ot Kansas
laty, routing vnuoan ui uw awi
sss Coal Operators' association, tsi
quoted hers- by Fred 8. Jackson.',
attorney for tho court of Indus-;
trial relations, as saying that aj
break tn coal prices can be looked!
for In November.
Jackson said Taylor told him the
coal vrodnctioa this year Is sec-1
one oniy to tne record proaucuoat
of 1918, ind denied that a serious;
coal shortage exists in New Eng-i

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