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HE SUMMARY V olume 38 « * • E lmira , N. Y., S aturday , O ctober 2,1920, N umber 40 Eight Indicted for Throwing Series Gamblers Made $2,000,000 After Giving $ i O0,000 to HaVe ‘'Reds” Win C hicago . —After Eddie Cicotte. star pitcher of the While Sox had confesied to the Grand Jury that be had accepted a bribe of $10,000 as his ■hare of a gambler’s fund, the jury indicted ■»7en White Sox players and one former mem- bar of the team for throning the 1919 world’s leries to the Cincinnati Reds. JoeJaeksoD, another White Sox star, confes- tcd that he had received $5,000 and that he was ia the conspiracy to throw the series. Both Cicotte and Jackson were taken in cus­ tody by deputy sheriffs which means that they will both tnrn State’s evidence at the trial. The confessions of Cicotte and Jackson reveal one of the most amazing stories of crooked sport- smansbip ever told in the annals of American history The White Sox players were fixed and paid before the series gamea were started. Th« approximate amount of money received by the eight players was $100,000. Cicotte confessed that he refused to pitch the first game until he was paid in cash. The msney was placed under his pillow at the Hotel Sinton, , Ciieionati, according to a prearranged plan with the gambling clique which engineered the eons- pirscy. r Jackson told the jurors that he bad demanded $20,000 from the gamblers. The refused to pay that amount and a compromise was effected on I $5,000. He also found the msney under his pillow ’ It the ssme hotel. The true bills voted against the eight players sbarge conspiracy to commit an illegal act, and ^rty a penalty of from one to five years in thn ^nitentiary. The maximun fine is $2,000. Those Micted are: Eddie Cicotte, star pitcher. Arnold (“Chick”) Gandil. former first base man. Fred McMullen, utility player. Oscar (\Happy”) Felsch, center fielder. Charles (\Swede” ) Risberg, shortstop. Claude Williams, pitcher. Jo* Jackson, left fielder. Giooge (\Buck”) Weaver, third baseman. ^ The bribes, which were distributed by Gandi], Mnner member of the Wh.te Sox team ware as Eiillews; I Gandil, $50,000; McMullen, $10,000; Felseh,|5, fOOO; Cicotte, $10,000; William, $10,000; Jaeksan, |$5,000; Weaver, $5,000; and Risberg, $5,000. I The amount of money cleaned up by the gam- |W«n’ syndicate on last year’s world series waa |(lsss to $2,000,000. blRPLANE PASSENGER SERVICE TO NEWPORT PLANNED N ewport , R I. — A daily airline passen- |j|er service between New York and this city lu a possibility next Summer. Major Lorillard ISpsncer, who bas been flying back and forth be- uinen Newport and New York all Summer, is fgrvatly interested in the proposed new line. The tentative plan is to have two flyin g boats, ittpabl* of earring six or more passengers, en­ gaged in the service, one to leave New York in the morning so as to arrive in Newport before hich and the other to leave Newport in the after- MOD to insure passengais being in New York in tiD( for dinner. The city officials will be asked to keep the south- lan end of the harbor clear of boats and to con- lltmct a suitable landing place there. IIROOKLYN PLAYERS TO APPEAR BEFORE DISTRICT ATTORNEY N ew Y ork . —District Attorney Lewis of Kings ICtunty announced he would start an immediate niveJtigation of a report that a clique of gam- Usri plana to bribe members of the Brooklyn Nationals purposely to lose games to the Ameri- I League opponents in t h e coming world’s ser- White it was stated that club officials had no pinct ividsncs of any attempt to bribe Brooklyn *layera, Mr. Ebbetts told the district attorney if any were concerned, he would suspend 1 at oace. Order Investigation of Price-Filing Attorney General Palmer Di­ rects Proceedings Be laken to Determine Whether LaW H a s Been Violated N ew Y ork .—Investigation of charges that there is a priee-bxing combination among build­ ing material manufactures has been ordered by Attorney General Palmer. This was learned Wednesday when Represgot- ative Isaac Siegel of New York, who advocated such an investigation, made public a telegram from the Attorney General. Mr. Siegel was ask­ ed to place any inforiratiun that be bad regard­ ing the matter before Federal Attorney Caffey, who has been in8tructed\to consider whether the facts tend to show a violation of the federal laws.” Mr. Siegel said he would confer with Mr. Caffey immediately. - r . State Attorney General Newton also has in­ formed Representative Siegel that be is quietly engaged in an investigation of tbe ebhrges. BENNETT CUP RACE WON BY FRENCH FLIER SBP aris . — Franca won the Gerden Bennett aerial classic Tuesday, her great and sensational flyer, Sadi Lecointe, who first attracted world wide at­ tention by flying at great speed through the Arc de Triompbe in Paris in 1919, covering the course of 300 kilometers (186.8 miles) in 1 hour, 6 min­ utes and.17 1-5 seconds. He flew a Nieuport ma­ chine. Only one other contestant finished, he also a Frenchman, Capt. de Romanet,flying a Spad. He was, however, forced to alight once for ten min­ utes. His lime was 1 hour, 39 minutes and 53 2-5 seconds. The Gordon Bennett cup now belongs to France permanently. In speed and aviation technic the race was a disappointment, the greatest surprise being the utter failure of the American entries. Tbe spe­ cial Verville-Packatd biplane, with a Packard mt.tor of 560 horse-power, entered at great ex­ pense by the United States Army and pilot by Major Rudolph Schrodder, failtd to cover tbe course once. It was said ignation trouble waa the cause. The same fate befell the Dayton- Wright entry, Howard M. Reinhart, pilot, owing to steering troubles. The American planes fail­ ed in the first lap tnrough defects which might have been discovered bad tbe machines been tried eut properly. MEN WHO BRIBED PLAYERS ARE KNOWN C hicago . — Confessions from Claude Williams and Oscar Felsch, admitting they were bribed to \throw” last year’s world series, were made public Wednesday and at the same time the grand jury investigating the basebal scandal took its first action against gamblers who are said to have engineered the deal by indicting two men whose identity was only partly revealed. \Brown” and \Sullivan” were the names under which true bills were voted against the alleged gamblers and both were said to be from Boston, or New York. Later, however, it came out that the grand jury believed these names to be mythical and used only by the men when they discussed the series \throwing” with the ball playeis. Possibility that they are two men whose names already have been brought before the jury and who ate nationally known, was expressed by officials in the state’s attorney’s office. The statement by Williams and the newspaper reports of Felsch’s confession tallied with those made by Ecdie Cicotte and Joe Jackson. ’They revealed that last year’s world series was settled in a tiny room in a small Southside hotel. \HARDING TO WIN” SAYS SOCIALIST CANDIDATE S an F rancisco . -Harding will be elected, but the Soeialists will poll between three and four million votes in November. This is the prediction of Seymour Steadman, lawyer and Socialist candidate for Vice-President, who spoke here recently to 7,000 people” repre­ senting his running mate, Eugene Debs, unavoid­ ably detained, on a ci sss-eeuntry speaking tour. I Ohio Man Elected Head of Legion Soldiers of World War Pass Emphatic Resolution on J a p Immigration, Am e r i c a n i z a ­ tion and Political Restric­ tions C leveland , O hio . - J . W. Galraith, Jr., of Cincinati, was unanimously elected nslionsl com­ mander of the .American Legion here Wednesday at the closing session of its second annuel con­ vention. Gabraitb received the majoiity neces­ sary for choice on the second ballot,his closest opponents being Hanford McNider.of lowa.snd J. F. J. Herbert, of Massachusetts. Upon motion of McNider, seconded by Herbert the election of Galraith was declared unanimous. A passing of a resolution which puts the A- icerican Legion on record as being in favor of the I rigorous exclusion of Japanese as immigrants, [ cancellation oPthe so-called \gentlemen s agree­ ment” with Japan, the exclusion of \picture brides” and the decision of the convention to con­ tinue its policy of “Btiict neutrality” in regard to poli ical quesliocs were the pr cdcminaiirg questions acisd upon. The-resolution relating to the Japinese ques­ tion was adopted aa read, but it ere ati d the stormiest debate of the session, it being neces­ sary for the sergeant-at-arms and his sssislants to quell the delegates several times. The strong­ est opposition came from New York, and it waa not until a motion for a vote was called for that debate was shut off. On recommendaiion of the Americanizatioii committee, the convention voted that the Nation­ al Americanism Commiseion be adc quately finan­ ced, that its activities be concentrsted on a net on- wide, educational, Americanization and pro-A­ merican work and propaganda, adequately finan­ ced and that its office be moved from New York to legion headquarters ai Indianapclis. The legion will pursue its present attitude in regard to political restrictions —\sirict neut­ rality.” GOVERNOR SIGNS HOUSING BILLS; MAKES THEM LAWS A lbany , — The eleven boueing bids passed by the legislature in extraordinary session lest week for the purpose of alleviating tbe conditions due to the shortage of dwelling places, became laws with the signature of Governor Smith Monday. The governor signed six other bills pteposed by the extraordinary session, the principal of which authorizes the public service commission for the second distiict to suspend increases in the telephone rates. The most important of the bouting measures that became laws was that designed to prevent wholesale evictions of tenants from rented henies on October 1 by virlua ly suspending dispossess proceedings. Another law exempts from local taxation for ten years, new dwellings, corstruc- tion of which is begun before April 1, 1922, and not completed within two years. Other laws gives state and municipalities permission to invest their sinking and trust funds in the state land bank, empower the courts to vacate dispossess war­ rants and stays in on-payment or holdover pro­ ceedings pending an appeal and makes gui.ty of misdemeanor any lessor, agent, manager, super­ intendent or janitor of any building who wilfully violates terms of leases requiring the furnishing of water and other facilities. SEES CUT IN PRICES-EA8E .TO CREDIT* W ashington .— A ganerai drop in the prices of eading commodities will have a tendency to make the credit situation ceesiderably easier, ac­ cording to the opinion expressed by Edmund Platt, Vice-Governor of the Federal Reserve Board. He regards tbe spread of the lower price movement as significant. CINCINNATI ALSO INVESTIGATE* C incinnati , O.—As a result of Pitcher \Eddie” Cieotte’s confession that he found bribe money under his pillow at a hotel in Cincinnati after he bad pitched and lost the opening game of the world’s series, the new Hamilton county grand jury summoned to assemble Monday, will icqeira into the circumstances. , ! '■■'a t ■ :!( \

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