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THE MORXIXG ORFGOXJAN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1922
Bay State Scandal of Few
Years Ago Recalled.
NOTORIOUS RING BROKEN
Man Who Routed Lawless Offi
cials Xow Opposing Governor
for Gubernatorial Nomination.
BY ARTHUR SEARS HENNIXG.
'By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
BOSTON, Aug. 21. Some of those
wicked deeds that cast their beams
r.far in a good world are illuminat
ing the political contest in Massachu
setts, where the enforcement of vir
tue by statute in the days of the
Puritan blue laws was first tried and
It seems there has been consider
able trouble hereabouts in enforc
ing the Volstead act in high places,
reminiscent of the difficulties 6f en
forcing the colonial law prohibiting
the connubial kiss on Sunday.
One still hears reverberations
among the prohibitionists of the up
heaval caused by that dinner at the
Quincy house a year or more ago.
Governor Cox was the guest of
honor and all the republican bigwigs-
were on hand. An ample sup
ply of liquor had been provided, an
important republican politician
transferring the stock to the hotel
under a permit issued "by the local
republican prohibition agent. A
room adjoining the banquet hall
constituted the refreshment parlor,
so that liquor was not actually
served at the table, but considerable
absenteeism was noted at the board
until the liquor supply suddenly
Something: Tragic Happens.
Xow the reason the liquor gave
out was a tragic one. In the midst
of the festivity, when political en
thusiasm was running high, when
the republican strategists were
trooping back from the refreshment
parlor with perfectly corking cam
paign ideas, when the democrats
were being doomed to extinction in
the post-prandial oratory, right at
that glorious moment the place was
raided. In stalked Harold D. Wil
son, field director of the prohibiton
forces in Massachusetts, accom
panied by what looked like a regi
ment of piano movers. General Wil
son deployed his forces, executed an
encircling movement, occupied the'
refreshments parlor, routed the en
emy at his libations with unfeeling
disregard of the unquaffed drink,
and pinched the bar.
The dinner was thrown Into an
"uproar. Indignation ran high. Some
wanted to give battle, but. in view
of the presence of the governor,
r:ore prudent counsels prevailed
S on the piano-movers were filing
out, each with a case on his shoul
der, and the dinner was left high
Well, the first thing Mr. Wilson
knew he was fired by order from
Washington and Senator Lodge was
credited with inspiring the order.
Wilson said he had been punished
for doing his duty, maintaining that
the liquor had been unlawf i:ly -sup-
- p!:ed to the republican din:ier.
Wllfton Cites II is Courage.
' Now Wilson is a candidate for the
republican nomination for attorney
general on a platform in which he
. calls attention to his "unquestioned
honesty and courage to carry on
when In the right r.gardless of con
sequences." The drys are strong for
him for attorney-general.
Governor Cox, who is a candidate
for renomination. appears to have
emerged from the dinner episode
unscathed. He was only a guest
and was ignorant, it is is explained,
I. of the presence of liquor. Cox
seems to have made an excellent
record as . governor, one that his
opponents have found it difficult to
The raided dinner, however, is
furnishing a text for the campaign
speeches of Attorney-General Allen,
who is the opponent of Governor
Cox for the gubernatorial nomina
tion. The Cox faction has contented
itself with the Issuance of a state
ment informing the public that Mr.
Allen was "the only state official
not invited" to the dinner.
Allen's Achievement Noted.
But this is only a sidelight on the
situation. It is his success in wiping
out a condition of wickedness of
far deeper dye that has furnished
Mr. Allen with solid ground for his
hid for the nomination. It w.-vs he
who forced out of office the Massa
chusetts law enforcement officials
held responsible for the operations
with impunity of one erf the most
extraordinary rings of blackmailers
The whole country heard of the
movie magnate's wild party. at a
, roadhouse not far from Boston at
which, it "was reported, a galaxv of
- Babylonish beauties staged a "dis
robing act a party which cost
many thousands of dollars to begin
with and many more thousands
.afterwards to avert threatened pros
ecution. It seems that this was only one
of Innumerable instances of black
, mailing de luxe of which the .public
never heard. Something like a
reign of terror among rich Boston
ians is said to have been created by
the blackmailers, who operated fear
lessly and almost openly for several
years. The rascals made their rich
est hauls with frama-ups on the
principle of the "Badger game."
Forelcn Singer Shocked.
One of the victims was a foreign
singer whose experience is related
as typical of the mode of procedure
of the blackmail gang. The singer,
after his concert, had retired to his
hotel room. He was undressing
when suddenly the door of the
clothes closet opened and out
stepped a woman attired in nothing
much more thana. camisole'or what
ever it is.
Tou can imagine how disconcert
ing, nay, flabbergasting, this appari
tion was, even to a foreigner who
had heard much of the lavish, hospi
tality of those Americans. "'What
did the gentleman do? Why, he did
or was about to do exactly wbat
you or I would have done, when
t something appalling happened. This
was a case of the lady and the tiger..
The lady having stepped out of an
inner door, the outer door burst open
and in sprang the tiger in the shape
: of a burly man professing to be the
. lady's husband and pretending a
. consuming wrath. He was accompa
, . nied by several other glowering in
dividuals wearing what purported
to be insignia of the law.
The singer paid the blackmailers
to the tune of $40,009. I was in
formed. Plutocrat Are Scared.
By this time the community had
been pretty well terrorized. The
back bay or Brooklyn plutocrat was
afraid to drop into bis favorite hotel,
TODAY'S FILM FEATCRES,
Columbia House Peters in
"Human Hearts," second
Majestic Wanda - Hawley in
Liberty Katherlne McDonald
in "Domestic Relations."
Also Buster Keaton.
Rivoli "The Black Panther
Heilig Harold Lloyd in
"Grandma's Boy." Third
Hippodrome Tom Moore In
"From the Ground Up."
Circle William Duncan in
"The silent Vow."
FLORENCE REED in "The Black
Panther of Paris" is the cur
rent feature attraction at the
Rivoli theater. It is an unusual
picture, remarkable for Illumination,
elaborately staged and dramatically
compelling. At the opening it ap
pears complex, but as it progresses
its power and charm seizes the
The work of Miss Reed is excep
tional. She assumes four distinct
roles in this production, and she
handles each splendidly. Scenically,
it is a pretentious offering, being
a scintillating epitome of Parisian
life. The scenes leap from the peace
ful episode of an English ride to
the hunt to the barbarous splendor
of a court of ancient Rome, running
the scope from women of refine
ment to the wild abandon of the
Parisian Apache dancers.
It is r. whirlwind of emotion and
action. The picture Is big. broad-
guaged and colorful. Its scenes are
so numerous and so vastly far apart
in conception and illusion laai con
stant interest is excited, i
Through it all a throbbing tale of
iove and adventure, of environment
and of destiny's control winds its
way. Progressively, and particu
larly toward the end, the action be
comes dramatic to a point of in
tensity that cannot be denied.
' Oladvs Walton's next starring ve
hicle for Universal is the charming
photoplay, "Top o' the Morning.
Reginald Denny will soon be seen
in the greatest racing picture ever
screened. It is entitled "The Ken
Booth Tarkington's great story
of the American girl, which has Jbeen
screened under the title of "The
Flirt," will socn be released. It
was directed by Hobart Henley.
One of the best pictures of its
kind seen in a long time is at the
Malestic theater. It is "Bobbed
Hair" Wanda. Hawlev is the star.
She is exceptionally well supported
by William Carleton. A big part
of the success of the feature can
be credited to his work.
Harmon Weight, who made his
Hebut as a full-fledged director
with George Arliss in "The iluling
Passion," has Just completed the
third Arliss picture for Distinctive
Productions, Inc., "The Silent Voice,
Joseph DeGrasse, who on the
stage was a counterpart of Edwin
Booth in appearance, voice and man
nerisms, is now directing Charles
Ray in "A Tailor-Made Man.
PACERS FIGHT TO FINISH
IfAIi FITZSIMMONS OUTSTEPS
KADDERIiY'S HAL- BROWX.
for his afternoon bath a Boston
custom, I was assured. "In fact, the
custom had to be abandoned.
Attorney - General Allen finally
broke up the ring of blackmailers
- .1 , .. rncnit r,f ia nrarpdinffS
he instituted the supreme court re
moved JJistrict Attorney renener ui
c;..ffniir niir...- on.! Titr1ct Attor
ney Tufts of Middlesex county. Both
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these otticiais were inon aiswaireu
C . 1. . . I.-... law In "VT 'ICCQ.
A 1 u I 'I iiai.iui.o vj i mix
c h u.set t.s. Pelletier is now a cand'
date for the democratic nomination
for the district attorneyship, seeking
a vindication, and the whole case is
being rehashed in the campaign.
2 INTERS SUCCESSFUL
EARLY REPORTS FROM PEN
DLETOX AND HOOD RIVER.
Golf Facts Worth
BT INNtS BROWN.
Q. What is your decision In a case
like this: A chain of sand traps runs
along tha aide of the fairway, though
each trap is. separated from the adjoin
ing one by & narrow strip of turf.
Player's ball stops In one trap. Player
walks into one, Just beyond and takes a
swing to determine the condition of the
.and. poea he incur a penalty?
A. This looks like a clever and suc
cessful evasion of the rules. The rules
place no restriction on what a player
may do except In the hazard in which
his ball lies.
Q. What Is the ' advantage to be
gained from the bulged-faced clubs
which are becoming so popular of later
A. The theory of the bulged-faced
clubs, which are slightly concave at the
heel and toe, is that this slightly round
ed surface compensates somewhat for
error in bringing the club face In con
tact with the ball at exactly right
angles to the deoired line of flight.
Q. in a four-ball exhibition match A
bets B that neither player In the match
will go around in 76 or better. In the
course of the match each of the four
plpayers at one hole or anotner picks up
after his partner has holed in as few
or fewer strokes than h can. The re
ports of the match the next lay credit
two players with making '74s Can B
collect the wager?
A T3 In nn( ntitlfA tn nollert the)
wager. In playing for a medal score a
player must hole out on every green.
Of course. A and B could have avoided
the controversy by providing or pick
up in advance.
Q. In a recent maatch my opponent's
ball stopped within a few inches of a
woven wire fence. In playing his next
stroke he had his caddie go to the other
side of the fence and pull the wr as
faraway as he could. Was he entitled
to do that?
A. Certainly not. He lost the hole
by so doing.
Q. is there any penalty if, on the
putting green, a player lifts the ball
to avoid casual water and then drops
it instead of placing it?
A. Yea. He loses the hole In match
play and is disqualified in medal play.
Battling Ortega may box Jack Reeves
in Butte, Mont., Labor day. Reeves at
present is boxing four main events In
George Bagels, who left Portland for
the east more than a year ago and met
great success, is planning a trip to Aus
tralia this winter. Bagels is now in Mil
waukee, Wis., to box iSddie Boehme this
Biddy Bishop, ex-northweBt fight man
ager, now making his home in Cincin
nati, is handling Anthony Downey, a
younger brother of Bryan's. Anthony is
said to be the best of the Downey
brothers, of which there are three in
number. Joe, the oldest, is a heavy
Willie Meehan will make another at
tempt to get back into the good graces
of his friends in Oakland, Cal., tomorrow
night, when he will box Cliff Kramer
English promoters have offered $50,000
for Jack Britton's services in a cham
Fred Winsor is still In the boxing
game. Windy is now in Los Angeles with
Bobby Gray, a tough welterweight In
tow. Winsor is also doing business for
Tom King, an Australian middleweight.
whose claim to fame Is a decision over I
m m m
Joe Benjamin is to box Joe Tiplltz In
Philadelphia Thursday night. His tendon
is probably 6. If. by this time. Earl
Baird will meet a boy named Kid Wag
ner on the same bill.
Johnny Dundee and Pepper Martin,
who knocked Babe Herman over several
weeks ago, will go 15 rounds In New
York, August 28.
One Nimrod Gets 4-Pointer and
Another 5-Pointer; Fair Bags
of Grouse Are Killed.
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. 21.
(Special.) Frank Bowman was the
first Pendleton hunter to bag and
deliver a deer in this city this sea
son- Bowman got a four-point
animal about noon Sunday at the
Bear Wallow camp in the moun
tains south of this city, and it was
rushed here to claim the prize of
fered by a local 'hardware man for
the first deer delivered in the city.
Richard Rice was the only other
Pendleton hunter who has reported
in with a buck to his credit. His
game weighed 200 pounds dressed.
' HOOD RIVER, Or., Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) The season's first buck was
brought to town today by Herman
Pregge and George Baker. The ani
mal, rolling in. fat and carrying five-
point antlers, was killed near Mount
Defiance. The men bagged their
buck, with but a single shot, fired
by Mr. Pregge.
THE DALLES, Or., Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) The hunting season found
scores of sportsmen in the field in
Wasco county, after both deer and
grouse. Fair bags were reported by
grouse hunters, although the birds
are generally wary this year. Deer
hunters generally went on fwo or
three-day trips, or even longer, and
no reports as to their luck have been
GOLFER WALKS 53 MILES
Spokaae Man Challenges Stand
ing Records for "Marathon."
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 21.
Standing records on "marathon
golf" are challenged by Arthur E
Velguth of Spokane, who today
played 22 times around the Spokane
down-river course, walking, it is
estimated, 63 miles. The official
length of the course, alone is 2826
Velguth started at 4:20 A. M.. af
ter a breakfast of half a pint of
cream and four raw eggs, and
played continuously until 7:20 P. M.
He ate nothing during this 15-hour
playing time. He made 1069 strokes
on the 198 holes, an average of 71
strokes an hour.
The marathoner's playing time
was a shade under 41 minutes per
round. His caddy took all available
short cuts and finished in good con
dition. Twenty-three par holes were
played. The average number of
strokes a round was 48.59, with the
course par 36.
Today's play is Velguth's longest
yet. His former" mark of 16 rounds
was challenged by dopesters of the
New Road Country club, near Phila
delphia, who cited the record of 180
holes in a single day made by Ed
ward Styles, July 11, 1919.
Blue Heron Wins In Regatta.
LAKE GENEVA, Wis., Aug. 21.
The Blue Heron, piloted by Leonard
Carpentier, won first place in the
class "A" race in the 25th annual
regatta of the Inland Lakes Yacht
ing association here today. King
Fisher was second -and Caprice
third. In the event for class "B"
boats, Go-to-It, piloted by W. Gll
Johan, took - first place, while
Crescent finished 'second and The
Bat third. This event was sailed
over a six-mile triangular course.
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Victor Overcomes Lead of Two
Lengths and Wins by Nose In
Exciting Race to Wire.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 21.
(Special.) By a strenuous effort in
the last quarter of the third mile
heat of the 2:24 pace this after
noon. George Parker's pacer, Hal
Fitzslmmc-ns, overcame a lead of
two lengths which J. J. Kadderly's
Hal Brown had established, and won
over the latter by a nose. Race
track veterans pronounced the finish
the most exciting they had ever
seen. The two horses raced neck-and-neck
down the stretch. It was
only by a supreme effort that the
Parker horse gained the scant mar
gin which gave his owner the $500
stake. ' '
There were six horses in the race.
The finishes were as follows:
First heat: Hsrl Brown, J. J. Kad
derly, first; Ark Bell, James Rich
ardson, second; Hal Fitzsiminons,
Second heat: Hal Fitzsimmons,
George Parker, first (by default);
Ark Bell, James Richardson, second;
Mary J., Will Williams, third.
Third heat: Hal Fitzsimmons,
first; Hal Brown, second; Ark Bell,
The default decision in the second
heat was caused by Bob Nerrill,
driver of Hal Brown, trying to
crowd Hal Fitzsimmons to the rail.
George Parker, owner of the win
ner, and J. J. Kadderly are both
from Portland. Kadderly's trotter,
Oregonia, also won the 2:16 trot,
taking second in the first heat aiw
winning the last two.
William Gray, owned by Plummer
& Wilson of Seattle, was Becond,
after winning the first and trotting
second in the last two heats. Third
place went to Perrieo, owned by
Zeigler ' & Wilson of Portland.
Jockeys in the six-furlong running
race were severely censured by the
judges for pulling their horses. The
judge threatened to abandon run
ning races unless they rode better
CASTERS LEAVE FOR EAST
Herman and Butler to Represent
Oregon at National Meet.
Jack Herman and Mike Butler of
the Multnomah Anglers' club of
Portland left San Francisco last
night for Cleveland, where tney
will represent Oregon in the na
tional casting tournament early
A.r4- mnnth Hcma n and Butler
were members of the Portland team
which participated in tne western
casting championships at San
Francisco last week.
Portlanders won two of the four
to thn first day. and took sec
ond place in the tournament at San
Dr. E. C. McFarland of Portland,
world's champion -ounce distance
bait caster, won his event, and
M. V. Conlee won the j -ounce ac
B. B. Farr of Seattle was the In
dividual star. He scored all of
Seattle's 21 points and gave his
town third place.
WILLS KNOCKS OUT JACKSON
End of Fight Comes In Second
Round; Negro Toys With Foe.
NEWARK, N. J., Aug. 21. Harry
Wills, negro heavyweight of New
Orleans, tonight knocked out Buddy
Jackson, a negro, of Newark after
2 minutes and 14 seconds of fight
ing in the second round or a as-
Wills toyed with Jackson in the
first round, -cuffing him into every
corner of the ring with sharp hooks
to the jaw. Jackson was unable to
land a punch on his adversary.
In the second round Jackson
dashed from his stool and attacked
Wills in his own corner. The New
Orleans negro sent Jackson hurtling
to the ropes with a right uppercut.
then felled him for the count with
right and left-hand smashes to the
Wills weighed 215 , pounds and
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MORVICH IS DEFEATED
Surf Rider Distances Opponent 5
Lengths in Handicap.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y., Aug.
21. Morvich, Benjamin Block's 1922
Kentucky Derby winner today was
beaten five lengths by surf Klder,
Montfort Jones' geldfng, in the
Greenwich handicap at seven furlongs.
It was Morvich s first start since
his defeat at Latonla m the Ken
tucky special, won by Whiskaway.
He carried 130 pounds against the
Jones gelding's 115. Taking a long
lead at the start Morvich slowed
after going five and a half fur
longs and finished almost in a walk.
Thele were no other starters.
DETROIT IS GOLF MECCA
Professionals and Amateurs Pre
pare for Western Open.
DETROIT, Aug. 21. (By the As
sociated Press.) Nearly every prom
inent golfer of the country, pro
fessional and amateur, was here or
en route to Detroit tonight for the
opening Wednesday morning of the
western open championship to be
decided over the course of the Oak
land' Hills Country club.
Ger.e Sarazen, national open and
professional title holder, and. Wal
ter Hagen, western .open .champion,
were missing from The entry list.
but eside from these two,, there were
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Early -arrivals on the scene -of
the contest, about 10 of them,
played practice rounds today and
all were enthusiastic over the
Jock Hutchison, George Turnbuli,
Emmett French, runner-up in the
professional tournament last week;
Bobby Cruikshank, Mike Brady,
George Diegel and Pat O'Hara, ex-
Irish champion, were among- those
out for praotice rounds.
They were a bit backward when
asked for their scores, but there
were several 73 s and somebody
started a report that Brady made a
68. The Oakland professional, how
ever, denied this. He had several
times equaled the course record et
by Walter Hagen at 67.
Cobb Gains on Sisler.
CHICAGO, Aug. 21. Ty Cobb, De
troit batting star, gained a point
on his rival, George Sisler of St.
Louis, in their race for the batting
honors of the American league to-.
day. Cobb, craking out two hits in
four times at bat today, while Sisler
polled a like number in five times
at bat. Their records follow:
a. AB. Hits. Pet.
Sisler 112 461 1S8 .408
Cobb 105 409 183 .309
INDIA GIVES BIG LOAN
Record Attained for State Bor
f rowing in Single Year.
LONDON, Aug. 21. More than
f30,0OO,00O has been subscribed in
the new Indian government loan,
constituting a record for state bor
rowing in India for a single year,
says a Reuter's dispatch from Cal
During the last six years India's
response to the government's ,-4e-mand
for loans exceeds 137,000,000,
although before the war the sub
scription of 3,508,000 was consid
ered an excellent success. The new
loan relieves immediate financial
anxieties. It is understood that the
majority of small investors were In
dians. . ,-r
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