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OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1920
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General Board of Navy Urged
,' Againnt Granting of Pacific
r Islands to Japan at
1 Peace Conference.
Grave Menace in
3y Ar""HUR SEARS HENNING.
Chleat !; nil O-.mlia He LfMcd Wire.
Washington, Oct. 1. How Presi
dent Wilson, In the face of impres
sive warning from his own admin
istration, surrendered to Japan, at
the peace conference, the Pacific
Island outposts, possession of which
might decide a war '. between the
United States ' and Japan, was re
vealed here today. .
It transpired that on the eve of
the assembling . of the peace con
ference at, Paris, the general board
of thr navy, the highest authority
on," strategic police for external de
K.iso of the nation, prepared a mem
orandum setting forth the menace
o Uw United States, of permitting
Japan to retain possession of the
, Marshall group of islands in the
! North Pacific, which belonged to
Germany prior to the war.
.The memorandum pointed out
taat tlwa islands, which cross the
mt of communication: between the
United States and the Philippines,
. etmstttute a screen behind which
th Philippines could be seized and
occupied, with impunity unless im
ptrnably fortified and defended,
d envelop the American island
f Gaum, which is not only a vital
Raking point e-f American trans-Pa-,
crtic communications; but the site
of a prospective great American
The board viewed with grave ap
prehension, the possession of these
island strongholds by an aggressive
power which has already been
noticeably reaching out for domina
tion of the Pacific. ;, a nower with
which the United State might come
co mows. ;
Even before the development in
Japan of popular agitation to press
the racial eaualitv demands nn the
United States to the point of war, if
accessary, n was reported tnat tne
Tokio had begun the fortification of
tue Worth Pacific islands.
T T a .
ine japenese eraoassy lias em
phatically denied any violation of
tie covenant enjoining on manda
tories, the "prevention -of the estab
lishment of fortifications or military
and naval bases c and Of military
training of the natives for other th3n
police purposes and the defense of
territory." ; This provision is con
trud by some, however, as permit
ting fortifications for the defense of
the islands, and such bases might
easily be 'expanded in time of war
into a formidable ocean barrier.
Form Menace to U. S.
American 'naval authorities agree
that in the event of war between the
two nations, Japan would seize the
Philippines, which we could not pre
vent unless a large part of our navy
were on the scene well ahead of time,
and then entrench herself behind the
North Pacific islands and await an
American attack, a prodigious un
dertaking for an American fleet 4,000
miles or more from home, without
adequate bases at hand. .
The fact that Japan had been
promised the islands by the secret
treaties of 1917, with Great Britain
and France, was aot deemed insep
arable by the American naval
authorities viewing' the question
from the standpoint of vital inter
ests of the United States. It was
conceived that in the bargaining at
the peace table, and in the diplomatic
maneuvering behind the scenes, the
president would be able to command
the award of the former German
Islands to the United States. . Every
move was made to impress the presi-
(CoatiwS rr Two, Colmna Sia.)
For Heroism With Oil
Stock Wins Wealth
By I'almial Service.
Springfield. Mo., Oct" 1. William
"Hos" Faach, 33 years old, a news
boy of Springfield, today is cele
brating his rise from a home in the
street to wealth and ease and is won
dering how it all happened. Yes
terday he was selling papers and to
day he is undecided on the car he
"Hos" as he is known to bun
, dreds of Springfield residents, came
to wealth through the medium of
the oil game, although he was inno
cent of speculation and knew noth
ing of his fortune until the first
semi-monthly check for $1,500 came
Jesterday from a Dallas legal firm,
he check was the first dividend on
n interest in a 3,000-barrel well in
the Bull Bayou field in Louisiana.
Stock in the company which holds
the lease;, which for a time was be
lieved to be worthless, was given
to Faach several years ago.
Nine years ago Faach rescued 11-year-old
Mary Roberts from a
burning bouse at Claremore, Okl..
and won the friendship of the fam
ily. J. J. Roberts, the girl's father
deeded the oil stock to Faach as a
reward. Oil was struck on the land
this month and to put a "movie"
climax to his fortune Faach said to
day that he was to marry the girl
and the wedding has been set for
Whisky Still Found in
i North Carolina Prison
Raleigh, N. C, Oct l.r-A whisky
Etill was discovered today in the
asement of one of the buildings at
the state prison by officials during
their daily round of inspection. A
negro prisoner, serving a life sen
tence, confessed, they said, .that hB
bad built and attempted to operate
the plant while working as a trusty
fa the prison shop. , J
.Will Not Bar Harding From Band
, 11 i i - i i i i . ii i a
Drum Major of Omaha Legion Musicians Brands
Move to Prevent G. 0. P. Candidate From Play
V ing As Political Intrigue.
Senator Harding will jazz a meVtu
trombone in the American Legion
band when he conies to Omaha next
So says F. C. Shafer, drum major
of the Douglas county post band.
And he ought to know.
Shafer brands efforts of Leo
Bozcll, legionaire, to keep the sena
tor from playing in the band, as
Bozell declared invitation of the
band officials to Senator Harding to
play at least on tune with them as
efforts to embroil the legion in poli
tics, contrary to the action taken by
the national convention in Cleveland
last week. , -
Drum Major Shafer declares there
is no politics in the invitation.
"If Jim Cox could have played a
snare drum or a cornet, he would
have been asked to play with, us
when he was in Omaha," said Shafer,
' Cok Couldn't Play.
"But his supporters in Omaha
didn't hire the. whole band for the
meeting and Cox can't play.
"The republicans have hired the
entire band of 47 pieces ' to play
Thursday night. But 22 men were
at the Cox meet"ng.
"I want the distinction of having
been one of thj few drum majors
who lead a band in which the presi
In Infidels, Says
Asserts There Are More Un
believers in Town Where
Mrs. Etter Was Arrested
Than Other Places.
"I don't believe that there are so
many infidels in any one place as
there are at Fremont," exclaimed P.
L. Robinson of Fremont. Sunday
school worker, from the-platform at
the tent meeting of Mrs. M. u
Woodworth-Etter. "divine healer,
yesterday afternoon at Twenty-first
and Paul streets.
This hot shot from one of the fol
lowers of Mrs. Etter at the town in
which she and her assistants were
arrested ; Wednesday on charges of
Dractisine medicine without know!
edge of it was one of several made at
the afternoon meeting.
Robinson decla'ed that he had wit
nessed many wonderful cures at
Fremont despite the $500 oflpr of the
county auorijey tnerc lor icsumuuwi
of jus-one...?-."--. - c ' -
" Robinson later soliened the blow
at his native hearth by declaring
that he knew of no place where
there were so many saints.
William Craig of Union arose and
declared that he had recovered the
sight of one blind eye following
treatment by Mrs. Etter at Winne
Sars He Is Recovering.
Carl Larson. 2215 Mason street,
declared that he is recovering rapid
ly from tuberculosis following treat
ment by Mrs. Etter at Fremont.
In the morning six persons, Fred
Elphlin, Randolph, Neb.; Vera
Eaton, IS, Union; Mrs. Herman
Steckelbrrg, Osmond, Neb., and
three others who refused to give
their names said that they had been
cured of various ailments.
Assistants and converts of Mrs.
Etter started the afternoon session
with , more than an hour of . hymn
inging. Then Mrs. Etter took an
other hour for her sermon.
"Hell's loose l"i she shouted,
"Heaven's looking down on the fight
of the army of the Lord against the
hosts of hell.
' He will not force you 'to join
His army in the fight with the hosts
of hell, she declared. (
Rev. , Savidge Agrees.
"Amen," cried several in the au
"God savs that to him that over
comes shall be given that he shall
sit with me on my throne, contin
ued Mrs. Etter..
"Hallelujah!" shouted. August
Feick, her chief assistant.
"It's true!" exclaimed the Rev.
Charles W. Savidge of the People's
church, who is sponsoring the meet
ing. "Jesus is coming to this earth
(Coatbwed ea t'f Two. Coliina Eight.)
Terence MacSu iney
Enters 50th Day of
His Hunger Strike
London, Oct 1. Terence Mac
Swiney, lord mayor of Cork,
pssed another very bad night at
Brixton prison, where' he this
morning began the 50th day of his
hunger strike. He slept a little
before midnight, but not after that
hour, said a bulletin issued by the
Irish Self-Determination league
this forenoon, and during the
morning wa3 sueffring severe
pains in his arms and back.
Miss Mary MacSwiney sent a
letter Wednesday to Cardinal
Bourne, archbishop of Westmin
ster, in which she said:
"When the forces of' the spirit
are sustained in such a fight
against the forces of injustice and
tyranny we' naturally expect to
find your eminence on the side of
the spirit. I, therefore, ask you
plainly to call together your
bishops in England to condemn
the action of your government in
their attitude towards my brother
and his comrades in the Cork jail
and in the name of Christianity to
demand their instant release. Even
yet it may not be too late."
Miss MacSwiney also sent a lct
te." to the archbishop of Canter
bury, couched in , similar strain,
asking him to "call together the
bishops of your church and in the
name of Christianity and civiliza
tion demand from your govern
ment the instant release of my
brother and his comrades."
dent of the United States
Bozcll is a democrat. t,n ,
III 5, OliaiCI LlttllllS me ui ,,-utn ,1.T
ci...... .1 liv .i!tti
by him m tnis exigency 'can mean
but one thing that he desires to in
ject politics into the American Le
gion and cover his act by accusing
the baid of the same motive.
"We are hired by the county re
publican committee to play at the
meeting. Part of the band was hired
for the Cox meeting. Is that poli
tics? Changed Politics.
"I admit I'm a republican. But
I was rocked in a democratic cradle.
"I was a . democrat until I was
promised something I did not get"
When asked what he had been
promised, Shafer referred to his
military service in the war. V
"They told us they'd be behind
us. They were 3,000 miles behind
US." I - : -
Marshal Craig, leader of the band,
is also in favor of Senator Hard
ing's place in the band next Thurs
day, according to Shafer.
The drum major, declares the
American Legion band is recognized
by the musicians' union in Omaha
aiid is paid union wages when they
He fails to see any foundation for
the charges made by Bozell.
by him in this exigency .h"nieai
In State Rates
Ten Per Cent Advance in Ex
change Charges and Up to
10 Per Cent Increase in
Toll Charges Urged.
Lincoln, Oct. 1. (Special.)
Thjc Nebraska (Bell) Telephone
company asks for another general
increase of telephone rates in a pe
tition filed with the State Railway
commission Friday. E. M. Mors
man, counsel for the company, pre
sented the application, after a confer
ence with Railway Commissioner
Taylor. The commission will hear
the application November 4.
The company asks for 10 per cent
increase in all exchange rates, to
gether with an adjustment of toll
rates which will make "person to
person" calls cost 40 per cent more
than "station to station" calls, in
stead of 25 per cent more. The pe
tition also requests that the scale of
charges for report calls, messenger
calls and time calls be advanced ac?
It is set forth in ihe petition that
for the first eight months of 1920,
net earnings -were less than 5 per
cent on the capital investment and
nothing on the surplus. On account
of increased wages to employes, the
company claims it will not be able to
net 4 per cent on its capital during
the entire year under present rates.
Roosevelt Day Will
Be Observed AH Over
Nation October 7
Chicago, 111., Oct. 1. (Special.)
Senator Harry S. New, chairman
of the speakers at republican Read
quarters, announced today that plans
were being made for nation-wide ob
servance of Koosevelt day, uctooer
This is the anniversary of the birth
of Theodore Roosevelt. Senator
New has sent out a letter to every
state chairman calling his attention
to the date and requesting that a re
publican meetinjr be held on that day
in every county in the United States
'It is oroDosed that prominent re
publican speakers shall deliver ad
dresses on the anniversary in mem
ory of Roosevelt, giving emphasis
to the idea at "America first." '
"It will be AH America Day or
America First Day," said Senator
New. "We propose to have it ob
served fittingly , throughout the
Confesses to Obtaining
$20,000 From Phone Boxes
Chicago. Oct. 1. Confession of
Joseph Counsellbaum disclosed that
$20,000 had been obtained from coin
boxes of the i Chicago Telephone
company within the last six weeks,
until " the robberies were finally
stopped by a burglar alarm attached
to the lock of the coin box, which
rang a gong when a key was insert
ed. Counsellbaum is said to have con
fessed that he was a member of a
gang,- each of whom possessed mas
ter keys to any coin box in the city.
The burglar alarms- were installed in
telephone booths most freauented.
and Councillbaum and Harry Behr
ens were arrested after they had set
an alarm going that was attached
to coin box in a theater lobby.
Canadian Delegation to
League Assembly Named
Ottawa, Oct. 1. Canada's dele
gation to the first assembly of the
league of nations will consist, it is
understood of Sir George Foster,
minister of trade and commerce;
Hon. C J. Doherty, minister of jus-
t'ce, and Hon. N. W. KowelL for
merly president of the privy council.
Canada is entitled to send three dele
gates to the assembly, but in com
mon with other states, members
will have but one vote. The as
sembly ' meets in Geneva, Novem
Strikers Move to U. S.
Huelva, Spain. Oct. 1. More than
SKX) miners who have been on strike
in the Rio Tinto district have de
cided to emigrate to the United
Mates, and" will leave Spain about
the middle of October. Another
party of 400 is leaving for another
;. - irt 'Mui
Lincoln Fireman Orders the
Driver to Hit Truck to Pro
tect Women- Crowd Sees
Six Others , Are Injured
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 1. (Special
leiegram.; Swerving his automo
bile to avoid running down two
women pedestrians, Val Blockowitz,
driver for Fire Chief Neil T. Som-
nier, deliberately collided with a
heavy fire truck and wrecked both
machines. Chief Sommer is at the
point of death in a hospital, from in
juries received, and Blockpwitz, on
an adjoining bed, may not recover.
Five other firemen, including a
brother of Blockowitz, were serious
ly injured. . .
The accident occurred at Eleventh
and O streets, in the heart of the
business district, at Z:30 o clock. Ihe
streets were congested with auto-
mooiies and pedestrians. .
The two fire fighting machines
were going to a fire and traveling
about 30 miles an hour. When he
saw the two women crpssing their
patn as they attempted to turn a cor
ner and avoid a collision, the chief
ordered his drive rto take the big
chance and save the women.
The chief's car was crushed like a'
paper box and its occupants thrown
25 feet in the air. The force of the
crash threw the two men from the
center of the street intersection to
the sidewalk. Chief Sommer landed
on his head, fracturing his skull at
the base of the brain. He is also in
jured internally. The driver suf
fered internal injuries.
, The five firemen riding on the
truck were all thrown off and in
jured. They wil lrccover. The in
jured men are: Steve Blockowitz,
brother of the chief's driver, William
Cox. C. Kidney, W. B. Lake., and
William O. Driscoll.
Heads of Farmers'
Bodies to Confer On
Drop in Grain Prices
Seventeen heads of farmers or
ganizations, including C. H. Gus
tafson of Omaha, president of the
Nebraska Farmer's Union, are to
meet at Chicago Monday and Tues
day to consider the situation result
ing from the sharp decline in the
prices of wheat and corn. Mr. Gus
tafson will also attend a - similar
meeting at Kansas. City later in the
week, ; at which the wheat situation
alone will be considered.
Farmers are much disturbed over
the market situation which, they de
clare, has brought the price ot corn
below the cost of production. Par
ticularly in districts where it was
necessary to replant last spring do
the farmers complain that $1 a
bushel or less is not a compensatory
According to ofticers of the farm
ers union the whole . question ot
maintaining what they consider a fair
price on corn will be taken up at the
Chicago meeting. , ,
No Action Is Taken
Against Agitators at
New York, ' Oct. 1. No official
action will be taken against agitators
who interfered with last night's
meeting of deelgates to the tercent
enary celebration of the landing of
the Pilgrims, Alton B. Parker anr
Mr. Parker, who presided at the
session, which was invaded' by mem
bers of the American women pickets
for the enforcement of America's
war aims, said ihe disturbances were
not of a nature to demand prosecu
tion of the offenders.
In a statement issued tonight, Mrs.
Gertrude Corliss, president of the
Irish pickets' organization, denied
that women under her direction were
responsible for the disorders.
"There were only six of us," she
said. We merely displayed ban
ners, pursuing our policy of silent
protest against what we consider an
attempt to Anglicize America. We
intend to show up the other side of
U. S. Destroyer Damaged.
Riga, Oct. l.The United States
destroyer Kane suffered damage to
her engines while outside Kiga, but
is not in need of assistance, accord
ing to a wireless message. The Kane
expects to reach Riga tomorrow, the
The late Colonel Roose
velt's onn views of men and
events during his active ca
reer, as told by him to close
friends for publication only
after his death.
The first installment tvill
appear in The Bee next Sun
Omahans nho rvere born ,
in Omaha and have lived
here sixty years or more.
These two special features,
in addition to all the usual
news and features of
THE SUNDAY BEE
Of f icers in Erin
Founder of Sinn Fein Declares
Reign of Terror Is Part of
Calculated Policy of
My Thm AtMclated Pre.
Dublin, Oct. I. Charges that the
reprisals in Ireland were a Calculated
polky of the "government, that the
occasion for them was often af
forded by the provocation of agent
and that a plot exists for the assas
sination of the Irish republican lead
ers were made today by Arthur Grif
fith, founder of the Sinn Fein or
ganization. Mr. Griffith preferred these
charges in a long statement to Amer
ican, English and continental news
Warns Against Reprisals.
Warning against reprisals, no mat
ter what the provocation, was given
the Royal Irish constabulary today
by Sir Hamar Greenwood, the chief
secretary for Ireland, in a speech on
the occasion of a distribution of
medals. He dwelt upon the provo
cation, which had been given the po
lice, with J03 of their number mur
dered and 170 wounded, but de?
clared no reprisals wounld be coun
tenanced ; by the authorities. He
congratulated the men upon their
general maintenance of discipline.
"Your duty and mine," he said, "is
to arrest criminals and endpavor to
prevent further crime. I appeal to
all Irish people, men and women,
whatever their creeds and policies,
to unite in this endeavor. ,
"In the meantime it is necessary
to repeat with emphasis that re
prisals will ruin discipline.. They j
cannot be countenanced by those in j
Patrol is Ambushed.
Belfast. Oct. 1. A police patrol
was ambushed yesterday near Tub-
bercurrv. County sligo. by a large
part of armed civilians. District In
spector Brady was shot dead, tne
head constable gravely wounded and
another constable less seriously
Unconfirmed reports say several
houses have been burned in reprisal
for the attack.
While searching a house in Lis
carroll, County Cork, on Tuesday,
a oartv of the military was tired on
by civilians. The Soldiers returned
the fire, killing one of their assail
Limerick, Ireland, Oct. 1. Two
constables were shot and killed near
O'Brien's bridge last night when a
police patrol was fired upon.
' Cabinet Discusses Situation.
London, Oct, 1. Members of the
British cabinet met today to discuss
the situation in Ireland and to learn
from Gen. Sir Frederick Nevil Mac-
Ready, commander of military forces
there, details of conditions in the
island. It was forecast that it Was
likely the cabinet would require tan
explanation from the commander of
a recent interview . which . has been
interpreted by the newspapers here
as condoning reprisals by "black and
Ponzi Indicted for Using '
Mail to Defraud Many
Boston, Oct. l.The federal grand
jury today indicted Charles Ponzi,
promoter of the scheme by which
millions of dollars were obtained
from investors on promises to pay
50 per cent profits, on a charge of
using the mails in a scheme to de
fraud. The indictments, of which
there were two of 43 counts each,
were . the longest returned here in
years. Ponzi now is a federal prison
er at the Jbast Cambridge jail and
is under indictment on state court
charges of larceny, . ..
A Hard Row
-'(ConrrlfM: 1020: Br The Chlcaro Tribun. '
Farmer in Jail
And Must Pay Fine
Wealthy Richardson County
Man Evokes Wrath of
. Auburn, Neb., Oct. 1. (Special.)
A sensation was created in the dis
trict court of Richardson county
when Judge Raper called Elza Shaw,
farmer, reputed to be worth $125,000,
to the witness stand, found him
guilty of contempt of court and or
dered him io.p.ay a fine of $500 and
serve 30 days in the county "jail. The
action took place in a crowded court
room and was tense with dramatic
Itwas the culminating event in
lawsuit in which a check, which was
alleged to have been raised from $50
to $500 was the principal exhibit in
evidence. Recess had been taken
and the attorney for Shaw asked for
the check used as evidence. The ex
hibit was handed to the attorney, and
he and Shaw retired with it in their
When court resumed the check
was called for and the attorney said
his client had it.
Judge Raper, with considerable
asperity, called Shaw to the stand,
"Haven't got it," was the reply.
"What became of it?" queried the
J. put it in mv coat pocket when
I went home to dinner and the check
dropped out of the pocket to the
floor, was swept up and burned."
It was then that the judge imposed
the heavy fine and jail sentence on
Shaw, who is one of the best known
farmers in the southeastern, part of
Six Million Loaned
To Lower California
Government Is Loss
Washington, Ort. 1. Six mil
lion dollars .loaned ,by American
bankers to finance development and
construction work in Lower Cali
fornia is a total loss because of the
fact that former Governor Estaban
Cantu was forced to leave his coun
try by the De la Huerta regime in
Mexico City, according to friends of
Cantu who are now ir. Washington
on a tour of the United States.
Los "Angeles bankers loaned the
government of Lower California
$12,000,000 to finance cotton devel
opment, road construction ami other
progressive, work planned by Gov
ernor Cantu, and of this amount
$6,000,000 had been repaid before the
change in administration which re
sulted in Governor Cantu leaving his
office and his country. The balance
is still, unpaid, and the swelling
treasury left by Cantu has been
looted and the territory is now call
ng in vain on the central, govern
ment to send funds for payment
even of troops.
Mercer Motor Car Drops
$1,000, Says Announcement
New York.' Sept. 30. The Hares
Motors, Incorporated, operating
company for the .Locomobile and
Mercer concerns, announced today
the price of standard Locomobile
cars had been reduced $1,350 and
Mercer models $1,000.
The reduction is due to "our be
lief that the spirit of the times de
mands a reduction in prices so that
the. purchasing value of the dollar
may be increased to a noint where
there is sufficient buying power to
properly tinance the business needs
of the country," the announcement
Meet Mr. Pappa, Etc.
Greenville. S. C. Oct. 1. T. L.
PappageorueakoDouias. a Greek.
called upon the United States district
clerk of the court to issue him a
certificate of naturalization
Reds' Defeat On
Soviet Troops Are Reported
Fleeing Eastward In Dis
order to Avoid Being Sur
rounded hy Poles.
Warsaw, Oct. 1. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) The defeat of the
Russians on the Polish northern
front ,seema virtually completeThe
soviet troops are reported fleeing
eastward in disorder in an effort to
avoid , being surrounded ! by the
Poles, who are in close pursuit.
Ihe result of the Polish victory is
declared by the military experts as
elinimatirg any chance of. the bol
sheviki launching the fall offensive
which War Minister Trotzky was
credited with planning to drive back
the Poles from the territory they oc
cupied after the failure of the soviet
attempt to capture Warsaw.
The advices from the front report
that one Russian division surren
dered to the Poles after having
murdered all the commissaries with
it who tried to compel the troops to
offer resistance. The commander of
the Third bolshevik army committed
suicide, it is asserted, when he real
ized - that his command had been
' Last night's communique reports
that Posen troops, sweeping east
ward, took the railway junction of
JJaranovitchi, north -of the Pinsk
marshes, the key to the old German
irench line. With it a quantity of
war material was taken.
South of the Pripet the Russians
have been pushed back across the
Polish cavalry has occupied Novo-
gorad-Volynsk, about midway be
tween Lutsk and Kiev.
i esterday s.fternoon s reports
shew that the Poles are less than 35
miles from Vilna. the Lithuanian
capital, and their advance is con
tinuing. - -
Texans Vote for Industrial
Law Applying to Ports
Austin, Tex.. Oct. l.The house
passed today the bill proposing more
stringent law relatin to industrial
troubles at ports by a vote of 86 to
M. ihis was nine votes less than
the number required to . give the
measure the emergency clause.
The bill was amended on the third
reading to provide that only when
violence of force is used in violation
of the act shall the offense be a
felony and to provide that the
change of venue section shall not
abridge the defendant's right to ap
ply tor a change of venue.
Nehama County Farms
Sell for High Prices
Auburn, Neb.. Oct. 1. (Special.)
This has been an active week in
the sale of Nemaha county real
estate. F. M. Anderson sold a 200
acre farm to George Behl for $50,-
At public sales 165 acres of land
belonging to the Titus estate sold
to E. E. Moore and Marshall Pryor
tor $378 an acre. This is the record
price for land in this county sold at
public outcry. Twenty acres of land
in the Smelser estate brought $351
an acre. An 80-acre tr3ct of the
same estate realized $315 an acre.
Saturday fair with rising tempera
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To Clean Up
Plan Proposed for Tribunal of
Disinterested Men, Whose
Decision on All Questions
Would Be Final.
Four Leagues Included
By The AuocUtrd FrrM.
Chicago, Oct. 1. Representatives
of four major league base ball clubs
tonight started a movement designed
to "clean up base ball forever" by
taking control of the game out of
the hands of men financially inter
ested, and placing it under a "civilian
tribunal" to be composed of men "o
uik uestioned public standing."
A letter was sent to every major
league club and dozens of others in
terested, asking their approval of the
plan which was characterized as a
means of "giving professional base
bal to the American people where
it belongs and taking ownership of
it away from club owners and play
ers." . .. . - .
Signed By Four Club Heads. .
The letter was signed by William
Veeck, president of the Chicago Na
tional league club; Charles A. Co
miskey, president of the Chicago
American lcasrue club: Barney Drey
fus, president of the. Pittsburgh
club, and Tohn McGraw. vice sresi
dent and manager of the New York
National league club.
It oroooses that the national com
mission be abolished because "in it :
present form it cannot be impartial"!.
and that in its place there should be
a tribunal whose members would re
ceive higher salaries than any one
now connected with base ban. oen. ;
Pershing, Maj. Gen. Wood, former
President William Howard Taft, ;
Senator Hiram Johnson, Judge K.
M. Landis and William u. AlcAdoo
are some o'f the men proposed for
the tribunal, but the letter adds that
none has yet been approached on the
Tribunal Decisions Final.
Salaries for members of the tri
bunal and its secretaries and clerks .
ould be oaid from a fund set aside
fn.ra major league and world's se- ,
The tribunal would be in abso
lute charge of all organized base
ball leagues, of the players. ,the .
managers and owners and league
presidents, and its decisions would
be beyond appeal or dispute.
Ihe letter declared that sucn a
plan must be worked out immedi
ately if base ball is to continue as
the national game and points out
the gambling and betting evils re- '
vealed mthe past two years, i1-
Ihe plan was worked out by A. ;
D. Lasker, of the Chicago National
League club and received full ate " ' .
proval of President John Heydlei
of the National league. The let-
ter says: "
"The National commission bas
ball's supreme body consists todaj " j'
of presidents of the National and ''
American leagues. Regardless ol
the desire of these men to be tm.
partial, they could not be, at least , .
subconsciously, unmindful of thr
special interest of the individual
league they represented. It wal
felt,. therefore that the third mem
ber of the commission should not
be connected with the game. Th
shock just received by the base iall
world, the blacklisting of majof
league players and the indictments
and suspension of some of the
greatest stars on a world champion
ship team, has caused the owners
to look within themselves as, undtr
(Contiancd on Paga Two, Column Tw' j
Man Who Claims He ,.i
Knows Bomb Suspect
Taken Into Custody
New York. Oct. 1. A man civint
the name of Joshua Greenspan, who,
was arrested early today fol" loiter
ing in a Brooklyn buildinsr. was said
by the police to have stated he knows
tne identity of persons responsible
tor th( Wall strep frnlnilnn
" , ... .
Greenspan was sent to a hospital ,
for observation, while members of i V
w.w vwi'i' o'iuou ou Audita VI U1C
Department of Justice began check
ing up ms record and story.
Radical papers were said bv tin-
police to have been found in Green-
span's pockets when he was ar
rested and a search of his room in
Brooklyn revealed more.
kdwin Fischer, tennis player, who
sent warnings of the disaster, wai
committed to a sanitarium at Amity
ville, Long Island, after he had been
under observation at Bellevue hos
pital for two weeks.
.Will Reopen Next Monday
Toledo. O.. Oct. I. Clarenc A
Earl, vice oresident of ihr WilK.c.
Overland comoanv. has announcpr!
'hat all departments of the plant will
be reopened Mor day. The announce
ment followed one of Wednesdav,
'.hat for the" remainder of the cur
rent week all departments, but sev "'
eral devoted to farts would be shut
Nome-to-New York Airplane
Pilot Hurt in Landing
Vancouver, Oct 1. One aviator-
was slightly scratched about the V
forehead when three United State
army airplanes enroute from Nome.
AtiasKa, u iew lone, landed at
Hazelton, B. C Wednesdav. ac
cording to a message received her
irom iiazelton. the plane broke
a propeller and landing gear.
Pork Prices Drop.
Wichita. Kau., Oct.- 1. Wichit
packers announced a reduction ef-'
lective immediately, of from 2 to 4
cmts a pound in the w holesale prices
of pork or a cut of about 10 per v
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