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Alson Cole
Will Have
New Trial
Judge Woodrough Holds
Death Sentence Imposed on
Murderer of Mrs. Voght
Is Invalid.
Grammer Not Affected
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 12. (Special.)
Federal Judge J. V. Woodrough'
today declared hc death sentence
imposed upon Alson B. Coin was
invalid and ' remanded the prisoner
back to the Howard county district
court for a new trial. Judge VVood-
otigh held that there has been no
judicial determination of the (degree
ot the crime. 1
The decision does notfcifect Allen
V. Grammer's case at allr '
Cole war under sentence to d'e 5n
the electric chair November 5 for
complicity in' the' murder of Mrs.
Lulu Vogt in " Howard Bounty in
July, 1917.
i Face Electric Chair.
The long and active legal fight
for the life or Alson B.' Cole has been
temporarily successful through a
technicality, Several times, both he
and his alleged partner in the mur
der, Allen V. Grammer, have been
vithin hours of the .electric chair in
the penitentiary at Lincoln.
The , decision of Judge od
rough is an exhaustive statement
covering a dozen i typewritten pages
The gist of it is this:
dole entered a plea of guilty be
fore the-court in Howard countv
just after a jury had been impanelled
to try him, March 12, 1918.
Fixed Own Degree.
He pleaded guilty to', first degree
In other words, he himself fixed
the ,degree of his crime whether
first degree murder, second degree
murder or manslaughter. . ,
Under the Nebraska law it isthe
duly of the judge to fix the. degree
of the crime.
1 The judge did not do this in the
Cole case. . Cole did it nimself. v
"The judge's . language .in his
charge to the jury in the Grammer
cac"i shews that he had not deter- i
mined the. degree of the crime nor
felt any duty to do so," says Judge
Woodrough. - .
"He understood and so stated that
it was fixed by the defendant in his
flea. ' , ,
Wat No Hearing.
"It is apparent beyond any quib
ble or argument that the right of
Cole to a hearing to determine upon
the degree of his crime by ihe judge
was not understood or recognized.
v VNo hearing was had and there
fore there was no power to render
valid judgment and no basis in the
law.x.f the state for the exercise, of
the warden's office as e '.eciITioner."
Juilge Woddrough's decision con
cludes: ...
' "I find, therefore, that the part of
the proceedings had against the pris
oner in the district court of Howard
countv. which includes Ihe verdict
of the jury and the sentence of the
court, thereon is void and a nullity
because without" due process of law.
I find that the sheriff of said county
is lawfully bound to take the pris
oner and safely keep him to answer
titich further proceedings as shall be
Had in the district court of that
county to determine the degree of
his guilt tinder his plea of guilty ao
(Cpntlnued on rag Two, Column One.)
Bandits Get $75,000 .
From Two Banks in
; One Colorado Town
Deer Trail, Colo., Oct. 12. The
Deer Trail State bank and the First
Rational bank of this place were en
tered by robbers some time last
night and seveapl thousand dollars
in cash and securities were taken.
Officials believe the loss may
amount to as' much as $75,000.
In both s banks the safes were
blown open and robbed, after which
the safety deposit boxes were forced.
' In the Deer Trail State tank the
robbers secured- some , $3,000 or
$4,000 in cash, officials said, besides
a large number jof Liberty bonds and
I other, securities. -
The' First Nation zV officials have
' not yet been able to make an accu
rate check of" their loss, but say val
uable securities were in the safe.
The robbers entered Whe Deer
Trail State bank by climbing down
the coal chute and then cutting a
hole in the floor of the bank.
Luminous Cable Tests Are
Declared Satisfactory
' Paris, Oct. 12. Tests of a lumin
ous cable , by which steamers may
..i tnA loivf 'nnrt (iiirinc hcaW
IIIVI .... f - r -
fogs have been attended by Admiral
Fournier ana . the minister ot tne
navy, who have reported them to
have been entirely successful. It
has been decided to install one of
rMa in tn nrinfinal French
iiil jv. vav.0 f - - - r" - -
ports, andhe Matin says, the plac
ing of ore across the English chan
nel is being considered. ,
Victim of Kansas Mob
Sues Town for $15,000
Topcka, Kan., Oct. 12. H. A.
Dykstra of Topeka, a Canadian citi
zen, filed suit in the federal court
here to collect $15,000 damages from
the town of Hudson, Stafford coun
ty, alleging that he was seized by a
mob, beaten and ushered ouLof
town. His attorney stated that sim
itar suits will be filed against Podge
City and St. Johns
Confessed Slayer of
Widow Gets New Trial
Farm Strike
At Capital
Members of Agricultural Or
ganizations Take Up Ques
tion of Credit Situation
To Meet Cabinet Officials.
Chlraaro Tribune-Omaha Bee leased Wire.
Washington, Oct. 12. Threats of
a strike of agricultural producers,
demands for the ' prosecution of
members 6f the ' federal reserve
board,' and attacks upon allhe gov
ernment officials responsible for the
administration of the financial sys
tem of the country, were discussed
at a meeting held here today, for
discussion of the credit situation.
Those in attendance at the con
ference in the offices of the Nation
al Board of Farm Organizations,
included cotton producers, wheat
growers, tobacco raisers.'live stock
men and other groups of producers.
The cotton men, however, who were
instrumental in circulating the call
for the meeting among 25 different
agricultural organizations, dominated
the session arid kep their own par
ticular probleems in the foreground
of the discussion. . v "
The conferenqe attempted to ar
range for a., hearing before Presi
dent Wilson, members .of his cab
inet,, and the federal reserve board.
A committee composed of Senators
Overman of . North Carolina, and
Harris of Georgia, visited the White
House in ,an effort to arrange for
such a conference, but ' failed to
reach the president. The committee
obtained a promise, however, that an
audience would be granted before a
number of cabinet officials and the
federal reserve board tomorrow.
Marsh and Smith Clash.
The cotton producers and the
northern wheat growers failed to
preserve complete harmony a all
times. An open clash developed
when Benjamin' C. Marsh, secretary
of the Farmers' National Council,
severely scored Senator E. D. Smith
of -South Carolina for advocating
that farmers curtail production and
withhold their crops from the market
until satisfactory prices could be ob
tained. ' i
We must guard against some of
the wild statements nfede here," as
serted Marsh, who ordinarily has
the refutation 'of being the most
radical of the farmers' 'spokesmen.
"There is no panicl Let's get' away
from bolshevisUstafements.
"1 was astounded when Senator
Smith suggested that the farmers
strike, for that's what it amounts to.
If I am not mistaken, .he voted, for
the bill to make the' strikes by labor
a felony.
"When senators get up artd say
they don't understand the federal re
(Continnrd on Paura Two, Column Three.)
Frencn Cabinet Adopts
Rules to Lower H. G. L.
Paris, Oct 12. The cabinet adopt
ed a program to reduce the high
cost of giving in France. . Depart
mental " councils irf consumers are
to be established with a central coun
cil in Paris. "
1 be use of fish is to be encouraged
and many .fish markets open
ed, while the exportation of dairy
I roducts and cheese will be prohibit
ed. The importation of frozen meats
has increased and the system of
distribution has been improved.
Approval of a ban on serving of
meilis during the evening in hotels
and restaurants was riot adopted be
cause it was thought the measure
would only increase the prices of
substitutes. Stricter, enforcement of
food laws and s eppression of profit
eering has been promised by the
King Alexander of Greece
Reported Critically 111
f Athens Greece, Oct.-12. Only the
strong constitution ot King Alex
ander of Greece is relied upon by his
physicians to bring bun through the
crisis of his illness, resulting from
the biteof a monkey a short time
ago. It was admitted at the nalace
that the king had entered into the
critical phase of his illness.
j. iic sui ci mucin, aiaruieu ai uie
serious turn in the king'a condition,
discussed the question of a regency
and decided that the council of min
isters would take up. the task of
administering the country in the
event . of the king' xon4jtion be
coming worse,
Knocks Out
Levin sky
French Champion Puts Op
ponent to Sleep in Fourth
Round of Bout at
Jersey s City.
Big Crowd 1 Sees Battle
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 12.
Georges Carpentier, European
heavyweight champion, knocked out
Rattling Levinsky, holder of the
Arnreican light heavyweight title, in
the fourth round of a scheduled
12-round bout.
Carpentier, who holds the light
heavyweight championship title of
Europe, thus becomes the world's
title holder in that division.
; Weather conditions were coducive
to the comfort of the spectators,
many of whom, however, took .the
precaution of bringing overcoats or
wraps. ' :
When the first of the preliminary
bouts was called every seat in the
ball park was occupied and a fringe
of humanity lined the boundaries of
the outfield. 1
Carpentier and Levinsky shook
hands at 10:20.
) Round One.
Carpentier led left and right land
ing lightly. Levinsky sent left and
right to body at close 'quarters.
Carpentier landed a hard right on
the forehead and blocked a right
cleanly. Carpentier sent right and
left to body. , Levinsky countered
right to head. v Carpentier crossed
his right to fact and h66kcd eft to
stomach. Both were1 very cool,
sparring at bell Carpentier's round. ,
Round Two:
They exchanged body blows, Car
pentier stood off and motioned Le
vinsky to come in. Carpentier sent
right and lefts to face. Then he
drove his right to head and followed
with, left and right to jaw, sending
Levinsky down in his corner for a
cunfof eight.
Again with stiff lefts and a right
Bwing to the head, Carpentier sent
Levinsky down for another count
of eight Levinsky was groggy, but
weathered out the round.
Carpentier rushed and landed his
right to head. Levinsky clinched.
Carpentier missed right and left for
the head. Levinsky jabbed three
lefts to face and Carpentier swung
right to head. Carpentier hooked
left to face and slowed up a bit,
while Levinsky kept him off with'
light lefts. Carpentier was waiting
for an opening, when the bell rung.
Carpentier's round. k ,
- Round Fouri
"! Both fiddled for ,30 seconds. Then
Carpentier drive Levinsky across
the ring, landing lefts and rights at
will, finally sending Levinsky down
in a corner for the full count.
Levinsky Nwas not unconscious, but
he was tangled up in a corner on
the ropes while he was counted out
Time of round 1:07.
Identify Arrested ' '
Men as Bandits Who
Staged Bayard Holdup
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Alliance, Neb., Oct. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Walter Heines of Bil
lings, Mont, and Grant jSeal of
Quincy, 111., who were arrested here
last night, have been positively iden
tified as the bandies who held up and
robbed an alleged gambling party at
Bayard, near here, . last Thursday
afternoon, after Seal had shot and
seriously wounded a member of the
party, : known ,as Blackie, who at
tempted to grapple with the bnadits.
i Vhn arrested the men had a
raveling bag filled with burglar
tools. The attempt to dispose of
some of them at a local second-hand
store led to the arrest. Four vic
tims of the holdup came here today
and identified the -men, who were
taken to the Bridgeport county jail,
where a charge of highway robbery
was to be filed against them.
Blackie is in "a Bayard hospital
with one bullet in his leg. and an
other in his back. He is reported
to be in a serious condition. The
bandits lined up 20 men against the
wall and robbed them of money,
watches and jewelry, making their
escape in an automobile.
Prairie Fire Causes fiig
Loss at Alliance Ranch
Alliance1. Neb., Oct. 12. (Special
Telegram.) A prairie fire, presum
ably started by hunters dropping
cigari stubsin the drygrass, swept
over a .wide area of meadow pn the
Hall and Graham ranch, southwest
of Alliance last night,, destroying
hundreds of acres of grass and 90
tons of hay, the latter valued at ap
proximately $1,8001 Slight damage
was also done to the adjacent ranch
of Frank Boone. The, flames were
extinguished by a fire drag.
Alliance Minister Will
Direct Student Campaign
Alliance, Neb., Oct 12. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. Jorrin Gould, pas
tor of the Frist Baptist church in
Alliance for the past 18 months has
resigned and accepted an appoint
ment as director of a student en
listment, campaign for the'Bdptists
of. Nebraska. He was unanimously
appointed by the board of managers
of the Baptist State convention. He
is now in Omaha, where he will have
headquarters until November 1, aftqr
which he will be permanently ita
tioned at Grand Iilan i
lite to
. ..talt.Not Stear
,V Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaaed Wire.
V Chicago Oct. 12. While Rev.
Kecne Ryan, pastor of the
Michigan Boulevard PresDyteriari
church, was delivering a sermon'
on the. text, "Thou Shalt Not
Steal," to his congregation Sun
day night, his son, Addison H.
Ryan, 16, stole the pastor's new
autimobile which he had parked
in front of the' church and left
with a party of boy friends for
parts unknown.
One of the party called V his
sweetheart over the long distance
. telephone from Three Oaks,
Mich., today and told her they
were having a lovely trip. The
minister has sworn out a warrant
for his son and also for Daniel
MacCormick, one of his son's
cliums, who is known to be in the
"I propose to teach my boy a
lesson he will never forget,"' said
- the pastor. "He has never done a
thing like that before and I intend
it shall be the last I shall prose
cute him in court, and in add!
tion, I will see that he geti the
old-fashioned woodshed , tieat
ment when he arrives home."
Harding's Sfahd
On Pardoning Men
Will, Gain Votes
' ; - .
Senator's Position Regarding
Men Convicted pf Crimes",
Against Government, Ex
pressed in Omaha, ,Hit
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leaeed Wire.
Washington; Ost. 12. That Sen
ator Harding's stand on the pardon.
ing of prisoners convicted of crimes
against the government has greatly
strengthened him, is the opinion of
the Republican Publicity association.
"In none of his other utterances,"
said the association, "has Senator
Harding commended hirrself more
strongly to the good sense of the
American people than in his remarks
at Omaha . on the subject of a pro
posed 'general amnesty -o po':tical.
prisoners.' Senator Harding said: 'I
have been asked many times during
this campaign, whether I , would grant
general amnesty as it is called to
political prisoners. My nSwef, I
trust, is clear. I would hot
"On this, as on other subjects,
Harding goes straight to the pomt
and is unevasive. He maKes no bid
for the I. W. W. vote. He. holds out
no hope to the anarchist .He gives
no "slight encouragement to the se
ditionist He is for enforcement of
law law founded upon justice and
perpetuation of orderly government.
"Mr. Harding's statement is not a
declaration that he favors punish
ment of all who may be imprisined
on a charge of crime against the
government. He specifically says, 'If
there are political prisoners who are
being punished unjustly, 1 shall
want to take immediate action to
testore justice to such men and
women, precisely as I wish to give
freedom to any man or woman who
has been unjustly accused of or
dinary crimes.'
" 'Political prisoners, and 'gen
eral amnesty,' are terms which the
enemies of American government
have been using to mislead people
unfamiliar with the facts. There is
no such a thing as a 'political prison
er' under the laws , of the United
States and the jurisdiction of our
courts. Clever propagandists have
used the term in such a manner as
to convey the jmpression that then;
are such prisoners in the same. sense
that men and women were made po
litical prisoners in Russia.
It is true that under the' present
administration of the Department of
Justice, it has been charged tha:
men ,have been arrested on inade
quate' evjdence and held indefinitely
instead of being accorded more
speedy trfal which they are guaran
teed by our federal constitution. If
there are any such prisoners they are
held in violation of law, and will be
given relief under Senator Harding's
pledge to 'take immediate action to
restore justice,' as in any other case.
"With Harding in the White
House and a working republican ma
jority in both houses of congress,
justice will be assured to all, but
there will be no mercy for the man
who commits the greatest crime of
all that of' endeavoring to over
throw the government itself." 1
Wilson to Call Conference
To Adjust Miners' Wages
Washington, Oct 12. President
Wilson notified representatives of
anthracite miners that he 'would re
quest a joint meeting of operators
and miners to be held at cranton.
Pa., October 18, for the purpose of
adjusting any inequalities in the re
cent wage award.
, The president, in his message, con
gratulated " the miners for their
promptness -in complying with the
award of the anthracite commission
The miners' leaders had informed
the president that the men had re
turned to work but asked that a
joint conference for the purpose of
adjusting inequalities in the present
agreement be called.
Airplane Pilot Killed
When Plftne Hits BuUding
San Antonio, Oct. 12. Sergt.
Charles D. Allen of Mason, -Mich.,
was burned to death, and Staff Sergt.
Walter French, Battle Creek, Mich.,
was seriously injured wheu an air
plane piloted by French struck a
building at NewBraunfels, near here
and burst into flames. The men be
long to the 147th aero squadron,
Kelly Field, San Antonio, were
engaged iu,a taioina flirt
" Russia Near End
SignB 1 of Approaching Col
lapse Seen in Crumhling'Aut
thority on Polish Front.
Washington, Oct 12. Signs of
the ;approaching collapse of bolshe
vism in Russia are seen by State
department officials in crumbling of
soviet authority 6n the Polish front
and the rapidly augmenting strength
of anti-bolshevik forces .in southern
Europe under Geh. Wrangel.
Already consideration is being giv
en at the department it was said, to
what may follow the end of soviet
rule in Russia. The prospect of an
archy and chads in the event of so
viet dissolution is very real, accord
ing to officials, but the belief was
expressed that the local femstovos
have been so wU organized as to
maintain, a semblance of order.
The situation in Persia, where for
a time bolshevism threatened to dis
rupt the country, recentljt has clear
ed satisfactorilly, according to re
ports to the department. The league
of bolshevism with the Turkish na
tionalists also is regarded to have
weakened with the rout of Mustapha
Kemal and his followers.
Mpst significant of the wane of
soviet influence in Europe, accord
ing to officials, was the rejection ol
the bolshevik overtures by Switzer
land, which is so situated as to be
able to form an accurate opinion of
the character and future of the so
viet regime. It is now also known
that somewhat earlier Roumania re
jected overtures of the soviet gov
ernment, it was said.
Russians Plan New 1
Attack dn Ukrainians
.By the Associated Preu.
Warsaw, Oct. 11. The Russians
are concentrating along the southern
front to attack the Ukrainians as
soon as the armistice with Poland is
signed, it is declared in tonight's
Polish statement. Fighting along
the northern front virtually ceased
several days ago, with the Poles
gradually working eastward toward
the boundary line as agreed in the
terms made with the Russians, the
Poles occupying various villages to
the north and east, including Minsk.
Lithuanian patrols, despite the
armistice in 1he north, have repeated
ly crossed the demarcation line, it is
asserted in the Matement
Reports from various sources are
that Kiev was evacuated several
days ago by the bolsheviki under the
pressure of Ukrainian insurgents,
who have occupied the city.
Will Mobilize Troops.
Paris, Oct ll The mobilization
of Russian citizens born in 1886,
1887 and 1888 is ordered in a decree
issued by the Soviets, according to
a wireless message picked up here.
Ohcrlies , on Vacation.
Lincoln, Oct. 12. (Special.) L.
C. Oberlies of the state board ot
control has gone with his family to
spend :t two weeks' .vacation at
Sully, la t)
Governors Urge 1
Steps to Prevent
Cotton Rouble
Executive 'of Southern States
Take Steps to nd Further
Destruction of Gin Mills
And Murder of Guards.'
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12. The rhoot
ing to death yesterday of a negro
guard at a cotton gin, in Arkansas,
numerous ' fires cf undetermined
origin in which cotton has be;n de
stroyed and widespread threats of
night riders to burn gins, whose
owners ignore warnings to discon
tinue operations until the staple
reaches a price of 40 cents a pound,
have resulted in the issuance , of
proclamations by Governors Brough
of Arkansas and Kilby ot Alabama,
and statements of their position by
Governors Dorsey of Georgia and
Cooper of South Carolina. - j
Governor Brough, upon being ad
vised last night of the shoot'ng of
Nora Canada, in Lonoke county,
issued a' proclamation . citing the
killing and "lawlessness in some ot
our counties growing out ot the pre
vailing low price of cott&n." The
governor called upon th.. state ad
jutant general and sheriffs of coun
ties "where thre are likely to dc dis
turbances" to use all power at their
command to "suppress these night
riding outrages.. , 'Posts 'of the
American Legion also were urged
to co-operate with the authorities.
jGoyernor Kilby of Alabama of
fered a $250 reward for convection
of any person for destruction" of
Governor Dorsey of Georgia
stated he would offer ."the highest
possible reward" in any case of ac
tual destruction of property, v
A statement deploring the atts of
"fanatics" was issued by Governor
Cooper of South Carolina.
Air Mail Pilot Delayed
By Snowstorm in Wyoming
Saltt Lake City, Oct. 12. En
countering a sncw storm in western
Wyoming, Pilot Hyckup, whp left
Cheyenne with a mail airplane for
Salt Lake' at daybreak," was forced
to land at Rock Springs, Wyo. this
afternqon, according to word re
ccived here. Pilot Hyckup was
scheduled to have come to Salt Lake
City and return to Cheyenne before
night He arrived at Rock Sprirfgs
on time, but shortly after leaving
there ratVinto the storm and re
turned. 1
President and Mrs. Wilson
; Register for Election
Trenton, N. ., Oct 12. Mayor
Charles Browne of Princeton, demo
cratic candidate for congress in this
district, stated that President Wil-
Tson has already been registered and
Mrs. Wilson is being registered, thit
afternoon by affidavit
4t is expected that Mrs. Wilson,
like the presidnt, will cast her first
ballot by mail. Mrs. Wilson's affi
davit was received toxlay. In it she
stated she had never voted before.
She gave her legal , ai
Fr.incct.9u. ' - .
Rap at President
Washington Senator Replies
To Appeal of Wilson for
' Support of League. ,
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Oct. 12. Senator
Miles Poindexter, chairman of the
republican senatorial campaign com
mittee, who is now in Spokane,1 made
public the following statement in re
ply to the recent statement of Presi
dent Wilson, urging the voters to
ratify the league of nations covenant
"The president is mistaken in his
statement that . any conception of
American traditions differ from his
own. His plan, to involve the United
States in all European wars, is' in
conflict with our traditions and our
settled policy. His plan to give a
foreign assembly' jurisdiction tor de
cide every dispute we may have
with another nation, would destroy
American independence. He re
fused to join an alliance even 'durins:
the war. Why does he desire it now.
except to gratify ambition? If ws
made separate war, why can we not
make separate peace? Peace has
already been made by' our late as
sociates separate from us? Why can
not we do tke same? The act mav
be separate; but the result is joinc
Since the others have already made
peace, the presidents suggestion that
we should- bind ourslves by article
10 to preserve,European nations, but
tljat congress would still be left free
to refuse to do so, is not the Ameri
can conception of an international
Bakers Increase Size
Of Loaves of Bread
Announcement by local baking
companies of immediate increases in
the size of loaves of bread reflects
decline of wheat and' flour prices
in naticdjal markets. .
The, Jay Burns Baking company
announces the followine increases'
v Ten-cent Iqaves formerly 1354
ounces are now ounces, tiftee
cent loaves formerly 20 ounces are
now 22yi ounces.
Other bakers, including Petterson
and Pegau company, and Skinner
Baking company have announced
similar increases
. Steal Shotgun Shells.
Alliance; Neb. Oct. 12. (Special
Telegram.) Burglars entered the
warehouse of the Newberry Hard
ware company here last night "after
breaking a window pane and stole
several cases containing 500 shotgup
shells each.'
The Weather
, j Forecast
Wednesday fair; not much change
in temperature.
Hourly Temperature.
Sam. ,.... ,.35
1 . ni.
p. m.
I p. m.
7 a.
B a.
S P.
in . ." ;. m. )
111 a. m. 70 I 7 i. m. u
Shut Out In
Last Game
Coveleskie's Pitching, Backed
Up by Air-Tight Support,
Proves Too Much
1 For Robins.
Sixth City Celebrating
pr The Associated Frees. '
Cleveland, Oct 12. Base ball
champions of the world I ,
The Cleveland American Leagu
club won that supreme title thJ
afternoon when the Indians defeated
the Brooklyn Nationals in tho sev
cnth and deciding game rf the 1920
series, 3 to 0. Tonight Cleveland it
celebrating in a manner adequately
in keeping with the honor, and it i(
doubtfu? if a government proc'ama
tion announcing the selection of thit
city as. the future capital of V thl
United States would create a rippl
of interest among frenzied fans. (
The shutout victory, was chreflj '
engineered by Stanley Coveleskii
the spit ball hurlpr of the' local
team, who has proved to be a pitchei
of remarkable skill and endi'ianci,
during the series. Backed by an air
tight defense on the-part of hia team
mates at the critical moments, tht
Sharaokin, Pa.," coal miner, let th
Robins down with five hits. Bet two
Brooklyn players reached second
base and but five of the inyaderi
were left on bases.
Coveleskie's Third Victorv.
Coveleskie's feat in winning threi
of the five games necessary to clinch
the championship for Cleveland will
go down as one of the outstanding,
features of world's series history and
cne of the most prominent and
praiseworthy factors in a struggle
which 'has furnished more sta-tlinf'
incidents than any simihr series h
years. The Brooklyn batters' ac- '
cumulated but two runs s oft th
moistened slants of Coveleskie in 27
innings in which he officiated an. the
hurling mound. He let the Robins
down with one run in the first con-.
test at Brooklyn on October 5. al
lowed them a second tally on Satur- ,
day and shut them out today. It it
doubtful if a more masterly exhi
bition of pitching has flashed befort
the fans. in any World series aince '
1905, when' Christy Ifcthewaoii, then
at the zenith of his twirling career
with the New York Giants, shut out
the Philadelphia Athletic in three
Cleveland Great Club. ,
Great ' as must be the credit ac
corded Covey for his remarkable
feat in coming bick after but two
days of rest.and pitching bis best
game of the series, the general of
fensive and defensive work of the
other members of the' Cleveland club
cannot be dimmed by the individual
glory of their star boxman. The
Indians, as a team, grew more im-'
pressive as the series progressed and t
their feat in winning ( four" straight
games from Brooklyn after getting
away to an indifferent start stamps
the club as one deserving of all the
support and enthusiasm which their
efforts have evoked in this section.
In shutting out the Nationals in
the final clash, the Indians, led b7
Manager Tris Speaker, rose to play
ing heights which Dore out the com-,
plete confidence of the club backers
and fans in their ability to prove
their right to wear "the base ball
crown of .the universe.. They'
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Charges Against
Alleged Mob Leader
Ordered Dismissed
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct, 12. Pro
ceedings begun in th Kansas fed
eral court to bring about the return
to Arkansas of Robert Hill, negro,
accused of participation in race dis
turbances at Helena, Ark., last fall, .
have been dismissed at the instance
of Attorney General Palmer, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Fred Robertson? United States dis
trict attorney for Kansas.
Hill was said to have been the
leader of the Progressive Farmers'
and Household Union of America,
an organization of negroes which be- I
came involved in a-series of race dls
turbances in Phillips county, Ar
kansas, that fulminated in calling out
of federal troops. Several white per
sons and ,an unknown number of
negroes were killed before the
trouble ended. Alleged ringleaders
Of the movement, with tho nmntinn
of Hill, were captured and brought
torial on charges .of murder. Hill
fled and later was captured in To
peka. tttorts ot Arkansas state ol
ficials to extradite Hill began a liti
gation marked by refusal of Gov-,
crnor Allen of Kansas to honor the
extradition papers.
Los. Angeles Banks Agree '
lo finance iCott6n Crops
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct 12. All
banks of Los Angeles have joined
in an arrangement to finance the cot- .
ton crops of CaIifornia,Arizona and
New Mexico to the extent of $2,500,
000, according to an announcement ,'
today by J. Dabnev Day, vice presU
dent of the First National bank.
Tnird Party Candidate to
i bpeak at Clinton, Iowa
Clinton. Ia.. Oct. 12. Parley
Parker Christcnsen, farmer-labor
presidential I'.tnHiH.'itr whn Jc tn
dress an' afternoon meeting here to
morrow, win oe welcomed by citv
officials, elected on the labor ticket
iast sorintr. according ta nlant sn.
nounced today, ' '
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