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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 192S
FLIGHT OF SEAPLANE
TO BRAZIL IS HALTED
UNITY- IN CHINA
IS MURDER EVIDENCE
PHIL SOBS TALE
OF HIS DOWNFALL
Banished pitcher Broken
in Spirit and Abed.
ROADS A T J LABOR
CUDAHY IS SUED FOR
DEBT OF GRATITUDE
MEN PROVE ROBBERS
TO DISMISS CASE
EN'GIXE TROUBLE COMPELS
HOLDUP OF FILLING STATION
WIDOW OF MAN WHO SAVED
CHILDREN SEEKS AID.
DETECTIVES THINK WIDOW
MADE FCLL PLANS.
Coal Strike Story Also
Put Before Congress.
"LAWLESSNESS" IS SCORED
'Barbarity and Butchery"
Must End, Says Chief.
TRAINS ARE TO BE RUN
Warfare on Unions Brings Xo
Sympathy or Approval
From Government. -
WASHINGTON", D. C. Aug. 18.
(By the Associated Press.) Presi
dent Harding laid the whole stoVy of
the, rail and coal strikes beforethe
American people today with a pledge
that, whatever the cost, the, govern
ment by law will be sustained.
Summing up before joint session
of senate and house his efforts to
ward industrial peace, the president
asserted that neither employers nor
employes could escape responsibility I
for the present situation and that no
"small minority" would be per
mitted by "armed" lawlessness,"
"conspiracy," or "barbarity and
butchery" to override the paramount
interests of the public.
All Power to Be l sed.
4 "We must reassert the doctrine
that in this republic the first obliga
tion and the first allegiance of every
citizen, high or low, is td his gov
ernment,'" said the president. "Xo
matter what clouds may gather, no
matter what storms may ensue, no
matter what hardships may attend
or what sacrifice may be necessary,
government by law must and will
"Wherefore I am resolved to use
all the power of the government to
maintain transportation and to sus
tain the rights of men to work."
To strengthen the hand of the ad
ministration in dealing with present
and future coal troubles, Mr. Hard
ing asked for authorization of a
national agency to purchase, sell
and distribute coal and for creation
of a commission to inquire into
"every phase of coal production,
sale and distribution."
Laws to Be Invoked.
Xo similar request was made for
emergency rail legislation, the pres
ident asserting that, although the
railroad labor board had inadequate
authority, other agencies of-the gov
ernment were armed with statutes
to prevent conspiracy against in
terstate commerce and to insure
safety in railway operation.
"It is my purpose," he continued,
"to invoke these laws, civil and
criminal, against all offenders
One other legislative enactment, a
law to permit the federal govern
ment to step in and protect aliens
where state protection fails, was
advocated by the chief executive as
a result of what he termed the
"butchery of human beings, wrought
in madness," at Herrin, 111. Despite
the protests of foreign governments
whose nationals suffered in the Her
rin mine battle, he eaid, federal
officials were powerless to take' in
hand the situation created by "the
mockery of local inquiry and the
failure of justice in Illinois."
Message Is Applauded.
Members of the senate and house
received the pronouncements of the
president with repeated salvos of
applause and the leaders of both
branches announced later that no
time would be lost in putting his
legislative recommendations into
effect. Generally, the address won
approbation from all elements in
congress, although some democratic
members were inclined to criticise
the chief executive's utterance as
capable of a double construction.
At the White House it was indi
cated that Mr. Harding's reference
t invocation of existing laws
against conspiracy related to the
Sherman anti-trust law under which
the department of justice already
his directed an investigation of the
acts of some members of non-striking
rail unions who walked out in
the far west. Officials of administra
tion were unwilling to go .Into cases
tonight, however, saying the presi
dent's announcement of his determi
nation to enforce the laws must
speak for itself. j
Favoritism Is Opposed.
Throughout his address President
Harding emphasized his uWsire that
the government should play no fa
vorites as between employers and
employes, either in efforts to end
the existing strikes or in future
action against lawlessness.
Surely." he said, "the threatening
conditions must impress the con
gress and the country that no body
of men, whether limited in numbers
and responsible for railway man
agement or powerful in numbers and
the necessary forces in railway op
eration, shall be permitted to choose
a course which so imperils public
welfare. Xeither organizations of
employers or workingmen's unions
may escape responsibility.
"If free men cannot toil, accord
ing to their own lawful choosing, all
our constitutional guarantees born
(Concluded on Fage 3, Column i.)
Sanipaio Correia-Lands at South
port, X. C, on Second Lap of
Trip to South America.
.WILMINGTOX, S. C. Aug. 18.
The seaplane Sampaio Correia.
which landed at South-port this aft
ernoon for fuel, will not resume Its
flight from New Tork to Brazil un
til tomorrow because of engine
trouble, it was stated in messages
received here tonight. The nature
of the trouble was not indicated,
althoygh It was said mechanics had
hoped to make repairs in time to
reach Charleston late today.
SOUTHPORT, x: C, Aug. IS. The
seaplane' Sampaio Correia, on a
flight from New York to Rio Ja
neiro, which left Manteo this morn
ing for Charleston, S. C, on the sec
ond leg of its journey, landed here
at 2 o'clock this afterncon for fuel.
After replenishing her supply of
oil and gasoline, Lieutenant Hinton,
pilot, planned to hop off for Charles
ton late today. Head winds were
encountered all the way from Man
teo to Southport, Lieutenant Hinton
Simple faith costly
Girl Charges Sweetheart Stole
.52300 to Pay Alimony.
(By Chicago Tribune Teased Wire.)
BOSTO.V. Mass., Aug. 18. "He
told me I was the only woman he
ever loved. He said I was the apple
of his eye. But his eye was on
another woman all the time. He
said he wanted money to start in
business, so we 'could have a home.
I gave him $2300 and he spent it
paying alimony to his wife."
This was the sad plaint of pretty
Ida Goldberg of Dorchester, in court
today charging Irving Solomon of
New Tork with larceny of her $2300.
Soiomon, she testified, paid ardent
court to "her in 1921 after she met
him in a shpp in Boston. She was
unaware thiit he had already been
"We were engaged around Christ
mas time," she said. "He told me
he wanted to start in business. So
I gladly gave him $1000."
Later she increased her gifts to
Solomon to $2300, she asserted.
"Then I found out aboir his
wne, she said.
POLAND RECRUITS ARMY
Action Due to Presence of Rus
sian Forces on Frontier.
WARSAW, Aug. IS. (By the
Associated Press.) Poland's army,
which normally numbers 250,000
troops, is being increased to 300,000
due to the presence of Russian
forces on the Polish frontier. The
strength of the soviet divisions, it
was reported, has been increased
from 10.000 to 30,000.
Reports also have been received
here that Moscow has been making
attempts to obtain military supplies
and explosives in the United States,
but without success. It was be
lieved by Polish military authori
ties that the soviet government
also was attempting o obtain
supplies from Czecho-Slovakian
PLANE CRASHES; 2 DEAD
Fatalities .Attend Dedication of
New Flying Field.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Aug. 18.
Two persons were burned to death
and a third, a woman, probably fa
tally burned late today when an
airplane cras-hed during the dedica
tion of a new flying field here. The
three were passengers In a machine
piloted by B. Hughes of Mineola,
L I., who escaped with minor' in
juries. The dead are James Trahan of this
city and his 5-year-old son Norman.
VETERAN PRINTER DEAD
J. S. Daveler, Known Everywhere
on Pacific Coast, Passes.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18. J. S.
Daveler, 65 years old, ex-foreman of
the Bulletin composing room ajid ex
councilman of Salt Lake city, died
today In a hospital.
According to his associates. Mr.
Daveler was one of the best known
printers on the coast, 'having worked
in Denver and a number of points In
Montana and other parts of the
northwest. He is survived by a son.
Earl Daveler of Burte. Mont., who
Is now here.
COYOTE SHOT ON STREET
Animal Bites Dog and Frightens
Klamath Falls Residents.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Aug. .
(Special.) A coyote suspected of
having rabies was shot this after
noon an East Main street within the
city limits by Frank Pecholt, after
the animal had bitten a dog and
frightened residents' of the neigh
An analysis to determine whether
rabies is present will be made.
AL J0LS0NJS MARRIED
Ethel Dclmar (Miss Alma Os
borne) Is Comedian's Bride.
NEW TORK, Aug. 18. Al Jolson,
musical comedy star, tonight an
nounced he had been married Sev
eral Havs n e- A tn ATisa Alma Oahnvnu
formerly of Easton, Pa., an actress. (
The bride is known on the stage
as Ethel Delmar. I
Action Against Railway
Strikers to Go On.
n Ctrl! Of DIC A nwrn Ql II C. w uShtful highwaymen disguised
Utrtliot iLCA UlCnnULCUemselves as laundry drivers in
Question of Service of Injunction-Order
PICKETING IS DESCRIBED
Witnesses Tell of Happenings at
Albina Shops Alibis Appar
ent Aim of Defendants.
Effort of B. A. Green, attorney
for the 14 defendants in the con
tempt of court trial being heard" by
Judge Wolverton in federal district
court, to obtain dismissal of the
action, failed, yesterday afternoon,
when the Judge overruled the mo
tion Green had made.
At conclusion of the testimony of
witnesses) for the O.-W. R. & N.
company seeking to prove that the
defendants had violated the court'a
order restraining them from picket
ing activities, Attorney Green moved
for dismissal of the case against
the striking shopmen. His conten
tion was that the evidence failed
to show that the defendants httd
been properly served with notice
of the restraining order.
Mr. Green alleged that proof was
lacking that three of the men, Roy
E. Baker, Nick Castrigano and Mike
Dubetz, belonged to any union in
volved in the strike. He alleged
there had been no service of the
injunction order upon Blacksmiths'
union No. 600, of which the plaintiff
sought to show that George Shar
man, another defendant, was a mem
Argument Follows Motion.
Green's motion; presented just be
fore the noon recess, brought up for
argument the whole question of suf
ficiency of the methods employed in
serving the injunction order on the
striking shop workers. A. A. Mur
phy, attorney for the railroad com
pany, vigorously attacked argu
ments supporting the motion when
Green concluded his presentation
shortly after -ourt reconvened at 2
. Numerous decisions were cited as
showing that service upon the strike
leaders and through notices pub
lished in the newspapers gave suffi
cient ground for the contempt pro
ceedings against the defendants. At
torney Murphy alleged further that
stipulations filed by the parties to
(Concluded on Page Column 1.)
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Driver on Seat and
Scoop $22 From Till.
o rtland taxpayers
N, cost of 12 shotgun shells loaded
; ;h buckshot last night when two
holding up the Standard Oil filling
station at Front and Porter streets.
, Their job was so. effectively done
that plainclothes men watching for
such outlaws had no opportunity to
use the sawed-off shotguns with
which they were armed.
. The robbers were men about 30,
carrying revolvers and were un
masked. They held up I. H. McCul
loch. 1282 Simpson street, driving a
delivery rig of the Tabor laun
dry, took $50 from him and com
mandeered his car. One sat beside
him while the other rode the run
ning board. . '
At the fiHing station the unsus
pecting tender , thought he was
dealing with a laundry driver and a
couple of friends, so he was 'easy
prey. While one of the robbers
held McCulloch with his revolver
in the front seat of the delivery
the other entered the station and
compelled L. F. Danforth, tender,
to open the till. He scooped about
$22 into his pockets, at the same
time covering Danforth with a re
volver held under the bib of his
There was no outside appearance
of a holdup until after the pair es
caped in the laundry rig, when Dan
forth called for help and notified
Police said it was one of the most
cleverly staged holdups on record.
BOY ESCAPES FROM JAIL
Portland Ytith, Prisoner at As
toria, Gains Freedom.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 18. (Special.)
The first successful break from
the Clatsop county jail since 1911
was made early this morning, when
Lauren Wallace, a 15-year-old boy
whose parents reside at 263 Fifth
street, Portland, escaped.
The lad stole an automobile at
Seaside several weeks ago, and had
been in jail since that time. Tes-
rterday afternoon he - was arraigned
in the juvenile court and ordered
sent to the state industrial school.
On being returned to the jail he
was left in the corridor instead of
being placed in a cell, as he was
the cook for himself and three other
prisoners. In the night he removed
thei metal screen from one of the
windows, and, using a hacksaw,
which he had somehow obtained,
eut a bar and escaped.
QUAKE HITS EUREKA, CAL.
No Damage Reported as Result of
EUREKA, Cal., Aug. IS. An earth
quake was felt here last night at
No damage was reported-
DECIDE ALL ROUTS BY SEEING WHO CAN KNOCK THE
Son of Millionaire Packer is
Charged WTith Failure to Pay
Damages $10,000 Asked.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Aug. 18. Edward L.
Cudahy, son of the millionaire
packer was today made defendant
In a suit for $10,000 damages, filed
in the superior court by Mrs. Mar
garet J. Low, whose husband, John,
died a year ago from burns and in
juries he received while rescuing
two of Cudaby's children from
fire on the Cudahy Lake Forest
In the bill it is charged that at
the time of Low's death, the pack
er's son promised to make a settle
ment on the widow, in appreciation
of Lowe losing his life in saving the
Cudahy children. It is charged he
has failed to do this and the widow
is now in financial straits and
forced to do menial labor to earn a
living. The Cudahy family is re
ported to be in Massachusetts on
their annual vacation.
John Low was superintendent of
the Cudahy estate. In an explosion
of natural gas, Michael Cudahy,
aged 9, and William, 7, were threat
ened with death. Low saved them
but in so doing was so badly burned
that he died.
ISLAND JOB ABOUT DONE
General AVood to Assume Univer
sity Duties January 1.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18. (By
the Asscociated Press.) Major-Gen-
eral Leonard Wood, governor-gen
eral of the Philippines, will assume
his studies as head of the University
of Pennsylvania January 1, he said
in a letter received by the alumni
secretary of the university and
made public today. ,
The letter confirmed cable ad
vices from J. W. Ziegler, who was
sent to the Philippines by the
alumni to ascertain when the gen
eral might be expected to take over
his new duties.
General Wood is now. engaged in
formulating a programme for the
Philippines for the next four years.
This will be presented to the legis
lature when it meets in October and
the general expects to leave for
Philadelphia shortly thereafter. The
reorganization of the . financial and
economic affairs of the islands was
reported as well advanced. '
PAY UP, SAYS BELGIUM
Government Averse to Granting
Moratorium to Germany.
BRUSSELS, Aug. 18. (By the
Associated Press.) The Belgian
delegate on the reparations commission,-under
instructions from his
government, will vote agafnst grant
ing a moratorium, to Germany.
The proposed moratorium accord
ingly will be refused by the com
Southern Leader's Men
to Negotiate at Pekin.
SUN . VOICES PEACE PLEA
Deposed Ruler Hopes to Re
Unite Chang and Wu.
PARTISAN PACT DECRIED
100 Members of Old Republican
Parliament to Attend
SHANGHAI, Aug: 18. (By the
Associated . Press.) Reunion of
north and south China was brought
nearer today with the announce
ment that two representatives of
Sun Tat Sen, deposed president of
the. south, soon' would go to Pekin
to confer with President Li Tuan
Hung and the general belief that
Sun himself would follow with lit
Eugene Chan and Quo Tai-Chi
personal representatives of the
southern leaders, who preceded him
in arriving from Canton, are the
two chosen to negotiate at Pekin,
not only with President LI, but also
with other principals whose agents
have been in communication with
Sun at Shanghai.
Son Tat Sen, discussing this latest
"I will proceed to Pekin when cir
cumstances warrant, but negotia
tions have not yet reached a point
at which I can make a definite
Partisan Alliance 3iot Taught.
"I believe that about 100 mem
bers of the old republican parlia
ment have been remaining in Shang
hai since leaving Canton, and I am
advising these to proceed imme
diately to Pekin to icin the group
already there and to assume their
I am not able to make any state
ment on the details of the confer
ence here, but I am telling repre
sentatives of all factions and inter
ests that I am not seeking any par
tisan alliance and that I will enter
no combine with one or more groups
or parties against others. I am em
phasizing my single aim to effect
a general readjustment and settle
ment, real unification of the coun
try and the restoration of real
"As toc the choice of a president.
that and other matters can follow
this paramount Question of restor
ing peace, and I am exerting all my
influence to effect this purpose.
Many Visit Sun.
I am seeking to bring together
on a friendly basis Chang Tso-Lin
(governor of Manchuria) and Wu
Pei-Fu (northern military leader
who defeated Chang Tso-Lin and
revived the old republican parlia
ment) and I have some reason to
believe that I shall succeed."
Sun Tat Sen, since his flight from
Canton and his arrival here, has be
come the center and keystone of a
series of factional conferences in
Shanghai. His home here in the
Rue Moliere, In the French settle
ment, has become the mecca for
political leaders of all shades vof
opinion and the scene of numerous
dinners at which politics is the main
Last night Sun entertained Sue
Tueh and others representing Tsao
Kun, powerful northern military
leader, for whom a presidential
boom has been launched at Pekin.
At the same table sat representa-
ives of Wu Pei-Fu;
Tonight it was the turn of the
Chang Tso-Lin factions, when
friends of the little ex-tandit gov
ernor of Manchuria, headed by Gen
eral Nim, partook of Sun Tat Sen's
bread and salt.
These two functions were of spe
cial interest because of Sun's in
dorsement of Chang in the latter'
recent unsuccessful military cam
paign against Wu, a stroke of pol
icy which is credited with alienating
much of Sun's support in Canton.
Followers Are Hopeful.
Tomorrow evening President Li
Tang-Hung's delegates will have
their inning at the southern chief
tain's dinner table in the Rue Mo
liere, when the president's kinsman,
Li Shu, will be the guest of honor.
Sun Tat Sen's followers do not
hide their growing confidence that
their leader's i star, temporarily
eclipsed by Chjfn Chiung-Ming and
Tip Kue at canton and Chluchow,
again is on the rise and that his
aspirations are about to be realized,
but just what these aspirations are
has not been definitely stated.
The ex-president of south China
sidesteps all reference to his candi
dacy for the presidency of all
China, but his followers are not so
modest and they do not view with
alarm the effect of the influx to
Pekin of 100 more southern mem
bers of parliament whose votes may
be counted on to fall for Sun in an
election for a new chief executive
of- the nation.
Prisoner Still Maintains Husband
Was Shot by Burglars
While She Slept.
(By Chicaso Tribune Leased Wire.)
LAKEHURST, N. J., Aug. 18. The
insistence of the detectives investi
gating the murder of William Giber
son, taxlcab operator at Lakehurst,
who was found shot to death in his
bed at his home there Monday morn
ing, that they had a complete case
against Mrs. Ivy Giberson. the vic
tim's widow, who Is in Toms River
jail charged with Ji!s murder, was
explained somewhat today when
some of the 'evidence to which they
attach o much importance was dis
In a closet in Mrs. Giberson's bed
room, it was learned, the detectives
searching the house after the mur
der discovdPed a bundle of clothing.
Taking off the wrappers, they found
inside an entire mourning outfit, all
apparently new and auita recently
Two black dresses, two mourning
veils, a black hat and two pairs of
black "sho'ea, with several pairs of
black stockings were included in the
It is apparently their theory that
Mrs. Giberson, having planned to
kill her - husband, provided herself
with a mourning outfit.
Mrs. Giberson's counsel scoffed at
this strange piece of evidence and
intimated that the presence of the
outfit in Mrs. Giberson's room would
be explained at the proper time. The
woman insists burglars killed her
husband while she slept.
It waa recalled that Mrs. Giberson
on Tuesday made an urgent but
futile request that she be allowed
to attend the funeral of her husband
Thursday. It is also known that she
has sent several times to her home
for changes of clothing.
HALL BURNER CONFESSES
Proprietor of Dance Floor Gives
Self Up to Sherirf.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 18.
(Special.) Ole Paulson, 50, gave
himself up to Sheriff Ed Elllngsen
yesterday afternoon, declaring that
he had burned his $7000 dance hall
on July , 16 after it had just been
furnished at Coaledo. The hall was
insured for $6000.
No suspicion had been directed to
ward Paulson -in the investigation
by state and local officials, but oth
ers were under espionage and it was
said were about to be arrested.
Paulson heard of the rumors and
said he did not want Innocent
partieji to suffer.
VALERA REPORTED DEAD
Countess Markievlcz Says Leader
Has Only Slight Chill.
DUBLIN, Aug. 18. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Rumors were exten
slvely. circulated In Dublin today
that Eamonn de Valera, republican
leader, was dead.
Countess Markievlcz, ex-member
of the Dail Eireann, who has been
closely associated with Mr. de Va
lera in championing the republican
cause, when questioned, said De
Valera-was suffering from a slight
chill, but that his condition gave no
cause for anxiety.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
6fl degrees; minimum. 58 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, westerly, winds.
Unity in China nearer. Page 1.
Japanese said to be back of monarchist
coup in viauivostoK. i'age 4.
' . , , National.
Right.oC workers to strike problem con-
Page 3. "
Harding blames both roads and labor for
strike. Page 1.
Mall to be refused home with no mall
box. Page 1.
Mourning costume is murder evidence.
Reported victims of Minnesota forest
fires turn up safe. Page '1.
Cudahy sued for debt of gratitude.
Flight of seaplane to Brazil halted by
engine trouDle. rage l.
148 Railway chiefs called to parley.
Quest for buried gold abandoned. Page 5.
Foreign veterans elect Colonel Huston
commander-in-chief. Page 3.
Fair caravan visits Crater Lake Park.
Pacific Coast league results: At Rettte
4, Portland 10: at Sacramento 4. Salt
Lake 5 (13 inn!ngs; at San Fran
cisco 3, Vernon 10: at Los Angeles 3,
Oakland 2. Page 14.
Yankees tie Browns for league leader
ship. Page 14.
New water club organized here. Page 14.
Sarazen is now champion of pros. Page
"Shuflin' "'" Phil sobs tale of his down
fall. . Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern apple crop largely increased over
last year. Page 20.
Chicago wheat lower with general sell
ing. Page 21.
Rail and Industrial bonds at record
prices Page 21. "
Three vessels booked to load wheat.
Grain prices decline as result of bearish
news and general selling. Page 20.
Further decline in German mark feature
of New York financial market.
Factories buy fancy worsteds. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Both sides in John B. Coffey election
contest seek outside judge. Fage 22.
Veal prices high; supply scarce. Page 18.
Double-parking campaign delayed for
while. Page 11.
Market bulges with fruits that make lips
smack. Page 13.
Judge wolverton overrules motion to
dismiss action against strikers. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast.
LETTER WRITTEN IN ANGES
Faithlessness Follows Al
leged Kidnaping by Sleuths.
MISSIVE SENT TO MANN
Attempt to Recall Epistle From
Friend Next Day Too Late
and Exile Results.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
NEW TORK, Aug. IS. Suddenly
aged, broken in spirit and abed, the
victim of a nervous breakdown,
Phil Douglas,-erstwhile star pitcher
of the Nework Giants, told the
story of his faithlessness in a sob
bing recital today.
In the course of what he insisted
was the true talet with nothing
withheld, he disclosed the fact,
hitherto carefully guarded from the
public, that his letter which ended
in his permanent banishment from
organized baseball, was written to
Leslie Mann, now of the St. Louis
Cardinals, but a firm friend of
Douglas in Shufflin Phil's old day
with the Chicago Cubs.
Sleuths Break Into Room.
Douglas pitched his last game for
the Giants on July 30. when he was
defeated by the Pittsburg Pirates,
7-0. giving way for a pinch hitter
in the seventh inning. It waa but
his fourth defeat of the year, and
he had won 11 . games, but that
night, according 1o his own story,
he drowned his troubles, breaking
seven kinds of training rules.
While he was sleeping off the ef
fects in the apartment of a friend,
he asserts, two detectives broke
into the place and attempted to
drag him out. He resisted. Threat
ening to blackjack him, he says,
the detectives dragged him, half
dressed, into a taxicab in which
were three other strong-arm men.
He was taken to a police station for
the purpose of frightening him, he
thinks, and then- to a sanitarium on
Central Park West, where his cloth
ing waa taken from him and he waa
kept prisoner five days.
Sanitarium Bill Presented.
When he returned to the polo
grounds he learned tie had been
fined $100 and five days' pay (about
$188) and was presented with a bill
Of $224.35 for his sanitarium treat
ment and taxlcab fare. Angry at
Manager McGraw, that same day, he
says, he wrote Mann, then in Boston
with the Cardinals, the letter which
Judge Landis made public in Chi
That same night, after talking
matters over with Mrs. Douglas.
Phil says he telephoned Mann in
Boston, but could not reach him
until the following day. when he
asked him to destroy the letter. But
Mann already had shown the letter
to his manager. Brancn nicney.
known as "the Sunday school man
of baseball," and Rickey had con
vinced Mann the only course to fol
low waa that of turning over the
letter to the New Tork club manage
Letter Made run Ho.
The letter Douglas' wrote was
made public by K. M. Landis. com-
miss.ioneir of baseball, today. Com
missioner Landis made no comment
on the letter and refued to divulge
the name of the player to whom
Douglas wrote. The letter follows:
"NEW TORK. Aug. 7.
'I want to leave here but I want
some inducement. I don't want this
guy to win the pennant, and I feel
if I stay here I will win It for him.
Tou know I can pitch and win. bo
you see the fellows and 'f you want
to send a man over here with the
goods and I will leave for home
on next train. aena nim io "'.r
house so nobody will know and send
him at night. I am living at 115
Wadsworth avenue, Apt. 1-R. No
bodv will ever know. I will go
down to Fishing camp and stay
there. I am asking you this way
so there can't be any trouble to
anyone. Call me up if you are
sending a man, Wadsworth 3210, and
If I am not there. Just tell Mrs.
Douglas. Do this right away. Let
me know. Regards to all.
Judge Landis said he believed Mrs.
Douglas was not involved in Doug
las' plan, although she is mentioned
In the letter
Seniority Solution Offered
It was revealed tonight that a
proposal, which to use the language
In which it was expressed by several
of the labor leaders "would assure
the strikers of all their seniority
rights unimpaired without necessi
tating a retreat by the executives'
from their stand for protection of
loyal and new men" was accepted
by the rail chiefs when yesterday's
conference ended. The executives. It
was declared, had fully accepted
such a solution of the seniority
question, in behalf of the full mem
bership of the association of railway
executives whom they represented.
This agreement, It was said, was
(Concluded on fage 12, Column 6.)