The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on August 21, 1918 · 9
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The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland · 9

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i THE EVENING SUN, UALTIMORIv WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 21. 1913. 0 OFF DAY FOB BIRDS Sportsmen Now May Study Jim BRINGING UP FATHER fOwricM. Mi. to ths as rami Sm Sarriaa. latwuuno. V. . (IM OMa. Jiggs May Learn In Time r NO -MY WIFE A-bKED ME IF I tTLL L-OVED '0 Hara s Opening Saee Card For Marlboro. Ht K AN DIDN'T - - - -.w - -- EE'S VS ON TEAM AND TRACK Timoninm Next Conne To Open And Then Ponies Will Go To Havre De Grace. ENOUGH- - j i ROAMER WILL TSY FOE WORLD'S RECORD Aodrw Miller, at Saratoga thia afternoon, will send Koamer ' after Salvator's mile record of 1.35, made at Monmouth Park, N. 4., in IStO. Koamer will run the first half-mile alone, but will be joined, four furlongs from home, by a aiieed merchant. Hun Briar holds the record at Spa, with 1.3(11-5. Tombnlo covered the distance yesterday two-fiftha of a second slower. If Koamer lowers the mark, he may be matched with Sun Briar before the meet ia over the last of the month. The losa of three straight games to the Newark Bears took most of the wind out of the Orioles' sails and also out of the fans, so as thia is an off-day, Bal-timoreans, no doubt, will devote their time and attention to the racecard which will be staged tomorrow at Marlboro. Thia will be the opening race meet of the fall campaign and Jack Dunn will have opposition during the remaining days of the week. However, the races will not hurt the bank roll of Jim O'Hara, for he is not only heavily interested in the Orioles, but in the Marlboro track as well. While the Birds now are out of the pennant fight, it will be interesting to watch their actions, for they still have several gameB to play with Binghamton, now leader of the New International League. The Cobblers have been soundly whipped both here and on their own ground' by the Dunnmen, and the knowledge of that fact is going to worry the Shoemakers as they sprint down the homestretch closely pursued by the Leafs. Baltimoreans who go to Marlboro will have to leave at noon over the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis and complete the trip from the District of Columbia line over the Chesapeake Beach railroad. The Pennsylvania, which has carried the race crowd in the past, will not hare a train. Race patrons have been hungry for the ponies' return and probably will turn out in big numbers for the Southern Maryland meet, for the Marlboro track is about the most picturesque small oval in the State. Washingtouians also will be liberal patrons, for their trip to Marlboro will be short and many will motor there. Of course, it will be the big event of the season for the farmers of Prince George's county. Seven races will be run daily and practically all the horses seen on the twice-around ovnls last spring will be on hand to earn their share of the oats. The game officials as in the past will be on the job, and it looks as if Marlboro is in for a big time. Then, after a lay-off of a week, the bnugtnils will get started the first week in September at the Timonium Fair. This will be the last opportunity of the year for half-milers, und every owner will be there for the spoils. An intermission of a (lay, Monday, September 9, will be in order before the big circuit will start at Havre de Grace. Even with opposition in New York, the Harford county track will not want for horses or crowds,- but the absence of players with big bank rolls may be noticed. Jimmy Sehaller, who used to ride at Pimlico a number of years ago, passed through Baltimore yesterday on his way to Gettysburg to join the tank squad. He had been riding in South America for several years, but he ja-.t couldn't stay out of the war. He las been wearing a uniform for nire months and is an expert automobile mechanic, which may enable bim to rua a tank into Berlin. He is 2(i years old, a native of Chicago and hopes to return to Maryland after the Kaiser has been defeated, to pilot some of George Sherman's leppers. Guy Bedwell always has been' regarded as an astute horseman. Some say that what he doesn't know about horses hnrdlv is worth knowing. He has a man, Commander 3. K. L. Ross, back j of him with plenty of money, and money is no object when an exceptional thoroughbred bobs up. The latest purchase Bedwell put over for his emnlover was when he induced Poison to part with Billy Kelly, a 2-year-! old, for $27,uW. Kelly nas won two straight races for Ross, and his biggest victory was scored in the Grub Bag handicap yesterday at Saratoga. Kelly was banded a package of 135 pounds, which was 11 to 35 more than some of the other youngsters toted. Kelly covered the distant in 1.112-5, and, of course, headed the procession. This was some feat, for seldom iu recent years have babies been asked to carry so much weight. The beauty about Kellv is that he is at home in all sorts of going. He will be seen in Maryland in the fall. . After the close of last season Bedwell went into Kentucky and bought Cudgel from Schorr for a reported price ol $30,000. Bedwell probably wanted a horse that he thought was the equal or superior Of Omav Khayyam, and so far ho has the bet 4-yeav-old out this season, because Hnurless has been retired and Omar has not been to the races. Cudgel la reported to have cost Rest $30,000. and while in the Blue Grasp. State Bedwell was instructed to get Marathon, who was to head Ross' farm in Canada. This horse, who is the daddy of .lack Hare, Jr., cost Ross, it is said, $30,000 more. So, for three Pieces of horseflesh, within a period of less than a vear, Rosa has turned over nearly $00,000. which shows that the Canadian millionaire hag faith In racing. Young Wins Gams Fop Lansdowne. In what proved to be one of the fastest and most Interesting games played In the Baltimore Amateur League this season, the Lansdowne C. C. defeated the St James team, 4 to 3. The feature of the game was the playing of Young, who stole third and then stole home in the ninth inning, thereby winning for his teammates. Kinehardt played an exceptionally fine game at first. The pitching was good on both aides, Hoffman having n and Mmtm 1 srnse onis LANSIOTWNR C. C. J BT. JAM TOJ. t m Ah. MHO. Art k h i; A.r, I 014 Rlne Lnrwl,..., Gnihpr.ef.. Smith II..,. a o HolTnian,p, fill Knni.ir.. . Hit i WilllAmn.tb rlnr1,tb. mm iOISenrl.lb..., jiVhmMrlf.. liir,3b, Harlot) .C !lny.r,rt II Wlh,rl, ToUli... M 4 10 U V ToUH... M I I IT f I tanwlown.,..,.,. St. J.inr. :ttrts. Thrr.mii. nir-wmitn. I III, Plni.li.riU (2, llnffman, Stnl.n bains Ymini lit, Rln.li.nU (2), rebt-McljKxl Dmihl. rlffa-SmHtl gWUfri to Hurt, lit. ecninman. .''. Vll'ama. It on hMf;l.non. : ni. u, 4. ritrt bun en rnr-tiifr Bm. on h.lK-1 iff Hmllh. t. Hlru'S mit r Huffman, ; bt Stnllh, 14. Winning vltclnt, lluSia. Uaing (ttclwr-Smlfh. Z - Trls Spsaksr Will Enlist. Boston, Mass, Aug. 21,Trla Speak-er, before he left for Washington with the Cleveland club Isst night, stated that after September 1 he eipected to enter the ground aviating school it the Massa-chnw.fts Institute of Technology, lloslon, Hi intends to niaki arrangement tut NO CAMOUFLAGE THESE Copper League Stars, Says Harry Kane, Do Hard . Work. SAIL FLAYING IS SECONDARY All The Men Have To Hold Down Real Jobs And No Fancy Salaries Are Faid. Harry Kane, former major league pitcher and later an umpire in the minors, now holding an official position with the Chino Copper Company at Santa Rita, N. M., comes to bat with an interesting communication on "copper league" baseball and reiterates the claims of the managers of thia industrial league that it is not to be classed with newcomers like the steel mills and ship yards in Methods. No prima donna salaries are being paid to ball players to camouflage as workmen by the copper concerns, says Kane, but it does offer positions at good pay to men who can do real work and gives them a chance to make neat money on the side playing ball in the Copper League or copper leagues, for there seem to be more than one of them. Kane writes with special reference to the league with which he is connected. It is composed of four clubs, one representing Santa Rita, one Hurley, one Tyrone and the other. Fort Bayard, an Army camp, this team being composed of soldiers. Jobs Are Not Soft Ones. As an argument that players in this league really work Kane cites the jobs held by players of the Santa Rita team and he says none iB a soft one and that seven or eight hours a day is the regular working stout, except on Saturdays and Sundays. Here's the Santa Rita list and among it will be found names familiar to baseball fans in many sections : Tommy Smith, manager, driller. .Bobby Robertson, captain and catcher, tiowdermnn. Ray Bcrnsen, first baseman, machine snop, Larry Pezold, second baseman, pow derman. Jack Sheehan, shortstop, machine shop, Leslie Tullos, third baseman, car penter. Bill Conroy, right fielder, machine shop. Ray Jansen, center fielder, machine snop. Ben Bristow, catcher, steam shovel runner. Bob Keefe, pitcher, driller. Clarence Smith, pitcher, driller. Karl Black, pitcher, driller. The following players are on the Hurley team : Bert Graham, manager and first base. Wallace Smith, first base. Jack Roche, catcher. French, second base. Hoffman, shortstop. Duddy, third base. Baerwald, left field. Kane, center field. Donovan, right field and pitcher. BluejaVket, pitcher. Whittaker, pitcher. The following players are on the Tyrone team : Carrish, manager and catcher, Gibson, catcher. McDonald, first base, (iuerst, second base. McArde, shortstop. Haley, third base. Bayless, left field. Maloue, center field. Mclver, right field. Burns, pitcher. , Sims, pitcher. Toney, pitcher. Hall, pitcher. i. Dope On Three Baseball Races NEW INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Schedule For Today. Jenwy City t Btngliiimtnn. 'Hamilton at Toronto. ltoctmxtrr at Buffalo. (Other dab. not Mbedulad.) "Two game.. Schedule For Tomorrow. Jffltl City at Raltimor.. Iloc beater at Toronto. Hamilton at Buffalo. (Other club not aclwduled.) Scores Of Yeetcriiey. Newark, M: Baltimore. 41, Binghamton, 3-10; Jeraey City, 0.4. Toronto, 5: llnmilton. 2. Uotheater, 7; Buffalo, 1 Standing Of The Clubs. w r. re. Bingham ten. Toronto....... n.ltimor..... IlorlntOT.... Newark llulTilo Hamilton...., Jaraey City... 71 74 35 St 44 47 M W ra 71 M M 43 32 AMERICAN LEAGUE Schedule For Today And Tomorrow. Clemlsn1 at Waahingfnn. Chicago a d at rinuuiftipnia, llfttrait at New York. St Uiula M Boeton. Scores Of Yesterday. ('Iceland. I; Boeton, 4. (Other club, not KbrAluled.) Standing Of The Clubs. w. r. p.r. Bmrtiw) , 17 44 .wis rievelanrl fln 90 .Mr) Washington tl SS ,IH Thlnigo M I! .411 N.. York IS M .40 K I mil - U ATI Detroit 49 43 .V Athlelloa. 41 m JH NATIONAL LEAGUE Schedule For Today And Tomorrow. Boston at PtttaHirgh, I'hilailrli'hi. at nnetnnaH. New Terk at fhlrago. . , Brooklyn al St. Lrjalg, Scores Of Yesterday. PttUboreh. Id; New Tork. I . Urooklrn. i; rinHnnntl. I. . . I'hluulelphi., I; SI Trl S i'Ih.mo, li Btookiyn, 1 Standing Of The Clubs. rMeaen 74 3 Kew fork J4 .n llltehtlrgh h 1 B3 ,Mt ClnrtnnaU H S '52 BtrUrn S S S! rv.lUrl.lr..- U O .JM BoKrm J "J X St. lioui 4J J ,W PENNY ANTE 5A UHAT ABou That THtsJ(b ABoot p yfft"'''--? W iL ty two Siv-Bits Vr the. i-AST TfME . V1- UofcGrTT rtSouT IT TME. J THE. . gg . w. y oft Dom'tgha? 7 fit i ' ( V J KOLLf CTOR J SHAMROCKS HAVE HOPE St. Andrew's Expects To Battle. To The Last Ditch For Coveted Semi-Pro Pennant. TO PLAY HIGHLANDS SUNDAY Double Victory For Dr. Cook's Team Will Put Saints Within Half Game Of The Top. Standing Of The Clubs. w. L P C. Highl.no. S! , .753 St. Andrew'. 23 11 .874 Iry Dork. 1 IS .471 Irrington 14 19 .424 With two and a half Rami's separating them, the Highlands and St. Andww'a will clash Hundav m the semi-i'ro League at Shnmrock Park. These games are expected to decide the winner ol the race, aa a double win will put St. Andrew's within half a game of the leaders and give them a chance to tie the knot in the final contests on September 1. In the other games Sunday the Shipbuilders and Irving ton will clash at Jrvington. President T. Bayard Williams of the league announced this morning that the weekly meeting would be held tomorrow instead of thia afternoon. St. Andrew's double victory over the Shipbuilders has encouraged followers of the champions into the belief that Dr. Cook's men will make an eleventh-hour rush to the pennant. Tom Brown, who pitched both games against the Dry Docks last Sunday, will work the first tilt against the Highlands. Johnny Bates is cutting off many hits in the outfield for the Shipbuilders. Don Brown is another member of the Shipbuilders who is bear at catching fly balls. When the league season closes Bill Hummell expects to keep his Irviugton club together and play a number of games at Irvington. He is counting on getting Frits Maisel to play for him when the American League shuts up shop. Doc Kerr, former Terrapin and Oriole, is catching finely for the Shamrocks and also getting his hits. Bob Maul is na a hitting rampage for Irvington. He also has emulated Archie McDermott on the bases. INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR LEAGUE Standing Off The Clubs. . Won. Uiet, P.r. Ptmlieo Athlete Clnh 13 Alhrerht Albletic Aiaoc..... 13 (herle. CounlrJ Hub 13 Ollrer Athletic nub. I Melrow Athlelle Club T 'aynon Athletic Club I Mapiewond. Athletic Club... I Hamiiatc.il Hill A C. I j .m 1 .313 4 .ri I .113 10 .374 10 .373 I .37 Results. Pttn tiro, I; Owlet, 0 (flrat game). uvrrie., rimiicn, iproreflri. I'BjTon A. C, Mai'lewoorl, L Alhrerht. 14 1 Helmut, 1. OUt.m-Hamiiet.ad Hill, pottponed. With Huekelberry Finn, their big right-hander, on the firing line, the Pimlico Athletic Club whitewashed the Overlea Country Club In the opener of their twin bill at the Gentlemen's Driving Park, 8 tn 0. The Overlea tossers came back and grabbed the nightcap, 8 to 2, although the contest has been protested to President Ike Kuth. The Albrecbt Athletic Association beat the Melrose aggregation at Al brecht Oval, 14 to 8, and the race for the pennant in the International Is tighter now than ever, as the Hill Top atiuail has only half a game lead over the Triple A club, while the Overlea team Is game behind the ruuner-up club. Payson Athletic Club, ss predicted, earns up out of the cellar at the eipense of the Mapiewond. defeating them at Howard Pork, 0 to 1, and are now tied with Maplewood for sixth ilare in the circuit. . , The Ollver-IIampstead I till contest was poatponcd by agreement The features of the Plmlirn-Overlea contest was the pitching of Finn and the baas running of Mcllermntt, while Dittmar played his usual soot game for Overlea. The Albrecht-Melroae contest was fc. tured by the pitching of Chief Bender, who struck nut 12 batters, while the three consecutive bnme-rtin drives by Hteinert, B. I'farr and Meter constituted the batting feature nf the lengiie.' Hi hirfrr and Hwinglcr were the hatting stars for the Melrose team. Faith was repnsible fur the l'aysun's victor over Maplcwuod, iCapyrisht. MS. br the brtinuUnul Dm Smic.) illexlatmd. U. 8. Vttnt Ofan. I lilMrl 1 1 RENT H0GS CHE(il(ED j- YRO yJSHfibi Council Of Defense Committee Has Jt is said that there aiut' gonna be no trouble securing exemption for th' players of th' Cubs au' Bed Sox teams from th' "work-or-fight" order, so that a world's series can be played. This ia perfectly fair to th' rest of th' players in th' two leagues, providing thatcha are able to see it that way. Most everybody will be glad If nothing happens to prevent th' holding of a world's series, because th' games will help out th' struggllna mug-nuts In a flnanelaf way. Of course, they are not thinking of that phaao of th' matter an' th' tack that they will be helped Is all th' more pleasing en that account. Reports has it that th' Huns are required t' do considerable training on cinder paths before they are sent into th' front lines. CHASE CHASED. Thinking everything over, yuh gotta admit that suspending Hal Chase for th' rest of th' season sure was a drastic measure. A expert says that it was something like throwing a guy from off of a sinking ship. It is something like it, only a guy chucked from a sinking ship has got t' swim away right quick t' keep from being dragged down with th' boat. Hal c'n set tight an' watch th' old hulk disappear from sight without doing no particular worrying a'tall. Th' offensive leveled at th' Bnn Johnson salient seems t' have developed Into another stratesie retreat. Showing as It does that th' Han plan wf campaign has Its admirers. Speaking of "nonessentials," th' ra es start their offensive in a few days. ALL SETTLED. Jack Dempsey claims tliat he was NOT supposed t fight Levinsky at th' recent benefit scraps in JfYork. Th' directors, or whatever yuh call th' ginks what was running th' affair, claim that be was. Thank goodness, this uncertainty is settled up. At that we e'n sympathise with th' gang of fans what was on hand, for wo here hsve been disappointed onet or twleest by stars advertlaed not showing up. Yuh just can't keep Eddie Collins out of world's series stuff. He has now joined th' marines. WILL TEST DRY DOCKS Camp Holabird Nine Will Stack Up Against Shipbuilders At Oriole Park Today. The soldier team representing Camp Holabird and the shipbuilding nine, representing the Bnltimore Dry Docks and Shipbuilding Company will clash in a double-header at Oriole Park this afternoon. Both teams are among the best in this section, the Dry Docks having in their line-up seven men from the New International League and the soldiers having a number of farmer college players. In view of the fact tbnt Camp Holabird downed Sparrows Point last week, 5 to 3, the Dry Docks are eiecially anxious to beat the Soldiers. When the Pointers beat the Dry Docks about s month ago Business Manager Jack Wade ays he had a joke team on the field. He says his present club, with Sam Frock as manager, is 100 per cent, stronger and folly able to cope with the Pointers, who have been going like a house aiirc Id the Steel League. The line-up for tndny : ntiinbttil'iera-natea. c.f. : Zimmerman. Sh. ; liar-rta, a.a.; lllaner, r.f. ; (loeaar. lb.; CHrano, 2b.: Hrowti, l.f. ; Haddock, c. ; Frork. Ihirlnner or Rellan, p. Soldienr-Short, r.f.: Fowlef, th. : Atkinson, a.S.1 Ulll, lb.: IhilTman, Sh. ; lliiaia, l.f.; Ueiilil, c. . '.Ih, e.f. I Strothera or Crowlmrat, p. First game will he called at 2 P. M. Will 8tsge Twin Bill Saturdsy. The Trnrton Midgets will cross bats with the llillmsu All-Stars In a twin hill at 2 P. M. Saturday at Clifton Park. This contest Is expected to be clme, for both have a good record. Oua McCnb-bins will be on the firing line for the Midgets, while J. Cotsntony will be behind the but. The Midget would like to arrange games with 14-year-old class teams. Address Oua Mcf'ubbina, fl7 EBt Madison street. The line-up: Ben Schnitzer, l.f. ; Kifh Fllwood, r.f. ; John Colantony, c. ; Oua M'-Cubhins, p. : Al Hchnitter, ZbJ liny Caimne, 3b. i Jim ("a-key, s.s.t Tom HeynwR 1h. i Frank Colantony, c.f. i Tim Shantialisn, e.f. The Midgets would like to sign an all-around player shout 1.) or H yesrs old. Saints Will Tsekls Suburbans, An Interesting game is expected to he played Monday, when St. Martin's Cadets line up against the Suburban Club, at the letter's grounds. This Is he second meeting of the teams this sensoni and as the verdict of the first game went to the Suburban lads, the cadets will put f'irth every endeavor to even things up. Holtman probably will twirl fur the radet with Lerian re rng. Wheeler or Frank will be on the bring line for the nutmrhaiis, with llowaid or Mi'Dermutt doing the catching. . . BALTIMORE AMATEUR LEAGUE i Standing Of The Clubs. w. u Tinmtown. C. C 12 rVrnwool A C It 4 Mount Waahlns'oB C. C 11 i St. Anirew'. stwmi Mfrcurj A. C Y. 1'. A. of Brooklyn I J Kim Bo' Club S St. Jamea' A. 4 nr. Oram". T.nigana 2 13 Montlord A. C 1 13 .750 .733 .643 .m .1M .077 Results. T.nedowne, 4: St. Jme., rvrnwoorta, rm Bow' Clnh, .,,,, , Mrenrj. 5; V. P. A. ot Brooklm. 4 (13 Inning.). Mount Washington. S; Mnntforda. t St Andrcwi, 4; Bt. Urrd'. T.nlgn, When Cy Young, of the Lansdowne Country Club, stole home in the ninth inning with the winning run he ended one of the fastest contests played in the Baltimore Amateur League this season, Lansdowne beating the St. James' Ath-totlc I'lnh 4 tn 3. The features nf this contest were the playing of Young, who not only stole home with the winning run, but stole third and played a brilliant defensive game for his teammates. Heinliardt also played an exception nllv good game at first for the Country Club team, while the pitching was good for both clubs, although Smith, of the St. James' team, had the advantage over Hoffman. Hoffman had eight strikeouts tn his credit, while Smith forced 14 of the Lansdowne hitters to fan the atmosphere. Smith's work was the outstanding feature for St James'. The Fernwoods, who are right on the heels of the league leaders for the pennant, defeated the Klin Boys' Club at West Park in a close game. 0 to fi. The contest was a thriller until the seventh inning, when rain broke up the contest. The Mount Washington Country Club kept in the runuing for the ting by dffcHting Montford Athletic Club at Mount Washington, IJ to 2. The Montford aggregation put up a good game agalust Mount Washington in the early stages, hut weakened toward the end of the contest and the Hilltoppers piled up s good lead. The Mercury Athletic Club and the Young People's Association of Brooklyn established S league record at East Brooklyn by stBuing a l.'l-innlng contest Mercury won, 5 to 4. The contest was hotly contested throughout, and Frank First, the Mercury's star slab-man, after fanning 20 of the Young I'eople'g Association stickers. Won his own game by bitting a long sacrifice fly to right, scoring Freehurger. Fred Savlcks. of St. Andrew's Club, handed the St. flersrd Yanigsns s 4-to-0 defeat St St. Andrew's Oval. By de fen ting St. tiers nl s the St. Andrew's t'Hisers went Into fourth place In the circuit. There are gome Important contests carried for Snnday and the followers of the Baltimore amateur rircg.lt are eagerly awaiting the results of the gsuics. The Collector AVOIDED "PITILESS PUBLICITY" Found Evidence Of Profiteering, Bnt Obtained Results By Using Diplomacy. The committee on rent profiteering of the Maryland Council of Defense has effectively checked rent profiteering. This is the reason why the committee has held no landlord up to "pitiless publicity" snd why it has not recommended prosecutions by State or Federal authorities, according to W. H. DeCourcy Wright the chairman. Four weeks hsve passed since the committee was appointed and a great many people have been talking about Its failure to take any action. The committee had said that it had found evidence of profiteering, although It did not believe the evil to be widespread. It had said that at least one alleged profiteer had defied it, but it did not carry out its threat to expose mm, Ana so neonle naturally were asking what was the matter with the Defense Coun cil's committee on rem protuccring i Profiteering. At Minimum. Explaining the Committee's course, Mr. Wright says that the committee feels that it actually has accomplished material results and that it has reduced profiteering to a minimum, but that it probably has not impressed the public so forcibly because it "has not gone nbout the work in a sensational Quietly, cautiously, tactfully the committee probed complaints, the chairman asserts, resllaing that it worked under legal handicaps and that by proceeding otherwise than aa it did just aa gerious an injustice might have been worked Htnnng certain landlords as they were n.,.. tn h wnrkim among certain tenants. What the committee sought was not a fight with the property owners, but justice for their tenants, aud it felt that it could obtain that justice better by diplomacy than by force. Only One Objected. In the list of landlords who have been called to account by the committee only one failed to respond to moral suasion, so fur as Mr. Wright is aware. Men nnd women who had raised rents to an unjustifiable degree lowered them, and speculators who had bought large ntimhera of small houses and ordered the tenants to buy or move withdrew their notices to vacate in the case of tenants who would not agree to buy. The man who defied the committee Is probably the best-known apartment house owuer and real estate operator In Baltimore. Complaints from some of hia tenants indicatnl that the increase in his apartment rentals 10 per cent, the commitwe thought should be the limit in Baltimore ranged from If! to Si 1-8 per cent. The man protested that he was not nrofiteering and flatly refused to submit his books to certified public accountants to be employed by the Council of Defense, As s final resort the committee employed en agent to canvass bis apartment bouses With the exception of one house, to whKh the agent win refused admission by the janitor, s fair representation of the trnanta was interviewed. This Investigation disclosed an average in crease In rentals of something less than 10 per cent, and In the cases where the percentage was higher there apparently were extenuating cimimatancrs. Ten Psr Cent. Fair Inerssss. Much property In Baltimore, Mr. Wright says, was carried either without s reasonable profit or actually St s loss before the war conditions brought shout S ahortnge In housing facilities. Then la no reason, therefore, In the committee's opinion, why the Increased rentals should necessarily be In proportion to rental charged before the wnr. On the whote, the committee thinks that 10 tier rent, is a fair rate of Increase, but It recognise. Instances la which a much higher rale Is quite defensible. By no means the least Itniiortnnt achievement of the committee, Mr, Wright feels, ia what It has prevented. He is nf the opinion that profiteering would be much more widespread had it not been for the fact that a rent profiteering committee was la existence snd thst the newspapers were willing to suit- port it. GUTS BOARD'S POWER . i e U. S. Railroad Control Takes Rate Regulation From Service Commission. YELLOTT RULES OH PASSES Resignation Of People's Counsel To Take Effect After End Of . Gas Case. People's Counsel Osborne I. Tellott has received a letter from Chief Counsel Bruce, of the Public Service Commission, accepting hia resignation, to take effect aa soon aa the application of the Consolidsted Oaa Electric Light and Power Company for permission to in-cresse its gaa rates has been disposed of. Mr. Bruce ia now nut of the city en hia vacation. It is, therefore, not known whom he may hsve in mind for Mr. Yel-lott's position. The assumption is that he will name a new Assistant General Counsel before Mr. Tellott retires, so thst the person appointed may be prepared to assume his duties aa soon sa the position becomes vacant Chairman Towers Returns. Chairman Towers, of the commission, who has been taking a vacation, returned to hia office tbia morning. He had not expected to come back until the last of the week, Dilt as the gas case will ne taken up on Monday he wishes to familiarise himself before the hearinxa becin with certain matters that will have to be dealt with in detail lateron. This morning Mr. Yellott, acting for Mr. Bruce, handed down several decisions of more or less public interest In one he held that the jurisdiction of the commission to regulate the rates charged by railroad companiea for stor ing baggage ana parcels has been suspended by the proclamation of the Presi' dent placing the railroads under Gov ernment control. In another decision Mr. Yellott held thst the commission has no jurisdiction over a ferry operated by a Board of County Commissioners aa a part of s county roads system. The query Mr. Yellott answered came from someone wautinx to know what Dower the com mission has to regulate the ferry connecting the road from Camp Parole with Tayloraville, on the south aide of South river. Aaaiu Mr. Tellott. minting an opinion given by Attorney-General Bitchie when lie was Assistant General Counsel to the Public Service Commission, ruled that under the law forbidding common curriers from giving passes, free transpor tation may be given ntate onictaia wnen traveling on Mate business only. Question For Carrier. The Anti-pass law expressly provides that state and Government officials, when traveling on state or Government business, may be transported free of charge or at reduced rates, sir. nitcnie, in hia oninion, with which Mr. Yellott fully agrees, held that the mere fact that a persou is a state or uovernmeni omciai does not entitled him to free transportation or reduced transportation unless he is traveling upon state or Oovern- ment business, under such circumstances aa would entitled him to charge his traveling expenses to the state or Gov eminent. It then becomes merely a question for the carrier to determine for itself. There ia nothing In the law re quiring carriers to make any concessions to state or Hovernment employes. This Question came before Mr. Tel lott upon an inquiry from one of the officials or tne Htate department or Health who wished to know if the com mission haa jurisdiction over the toll bridge across the Pocomoke river and whether or not the company operating the bridge can permit state officiate to cross it free of charge. Jurisdiction over toll bridges was given the commission by the Legislature several years ago, GERMANS ARE USING WOMEN IN ARMY Private W. E. Smith, Former Baltl- morean, Writes That Four Were Captured. That Germany is using women in its army is the statement of Private William K. Smith, now in France with the American Expeditionary Forces, contained in letter to hia parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Smith, 2547 Madison avenue. Smith is in an infantry regiment that has been in action near Chateau Thierry aa a reserve force. He says that not a man haa been lost from his company. "Four German women soldiers were taken prisoners the other dny." he said, "so you can Judge for yourself the power of the German Army todny. It won't be long now before the war will be over aud I will he home again. "It is beginning to get hot here, and while It is hard marching, nevertheless it is better than the rain, which followed us for almost two weeks, "I might any that our company fig. tired In that famous Chateau Thierry. Soissons drive aud as a reserve force did not lose a man, and had only two slight injuries. Have been under shrapnel fire several times and, as we dig In quickly, the Germans have had a hard time finding us. They are on the run, and from latest dope the Anstrians quit cold." Smith also gives unstinted praise tn the Overseas Sim, which, he says, all Baltimore boys enjoy. "Hesse notify the Stinpnper abnnt my change of address," fie says. "I have not received any issue later than June 24, but no doubt it ia en route and will trrlve shortly. I hope to get it in the next mail. It is a wonderful little oafier and all the Baltimore boys enjoy reading it." ' STOLE 31 SUNPAPERS Frank Corkran, 14 years old, 620 South Decker avenue, was fined $1 snd costs, amounting to 124(1, by Judge Williams, In the Juvenile Court, today for stealing a bundle of 211 copies of Tut St;4 this morning, The bundle was left In a doorway at KM wood and Eastern avenues for a carrier, Patrolman William F. S pi liner, who was In biding to watch the paiiers, told Judge Wll-Hams that he saw Corkran take them and put them under a strap around his shoulders. Then the officer arrested the boy. The charge was disorderly conduct, Pstrolman flplllner asld it was the fourth morning the papers had been taken, Corkran la a newsboy snd gets up st 4 o'clock tn secure his papers, It waa testified. Judge Williams recom-ru.fidefl thst Corkrnn he gent to tne country nntil the schools reopen, A desirable home waa offered him on West river, but the buy refused to go. MADE LOAN CHAIRMAN Ex-Got. Goldsborough Appointed Today By 0. J. Seay, Federal Reserve Board Governor. SUCCEEDS EENRT B. WILCOX Immediately Calls Meeting Of Workers For Tomorrow After- C. onon To Plan Fourth Drive. " Following his unanimous nomination yesterday, former Governor Philipa Lee Goldsborough, president of the National Union ISs.uk, was today appointed chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee of Maryland by George J. Seav, governor of the Federal Reserve Bsnk of Hicb-mond. Vs., to succeed IL B. Wilcox, resigned. The telegram announcing the selection of Mr. Goldsborough waa received this . morning from Richmond. The new chsir-man immediately wired his acceptance. "I am sdvised," wired Governor Seay. "that yo are tbe unanimous choice nf the Clearing House and Liberty .nan Committee representatives for chairmsu of the Maryland Liberty Loan t'mnmit-tee to succeed H. B. Wilcox, resigned. It gives me sincere pleasure to apisiint fou chairman for the Fourth Liberty ioan campaign and to call upon you for this patriotic service which no man may refuse when it Is possible to serve. Offer my best wishes and anticipating your acceptance, I express the hope and expectation that Maryland will, in the coming campaign .eclipse her own splendid record in previous campaigns." .' Goldaborough Replies. In accepting the appointment hs chairman, Mr. Goldsborough sent Governor Seay the following message : ''" "Acknowledgement is made of your wire August 31 appointing me chairman of the Liberty loan committee of Maryland for the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, upon the unanimous recommendation of the Baltimore Clearing House and Liberty loan representatives, vies Henry B. Wilcox, resigned. ' J "I cheerfully accept, knowing thai I will be supported by and having the hearty co-operation of that splendid corps of officers and workers In Maryland who achieved such splendid success in the past three Liberty loans. Please be assured that this city and State will do their full part toward, maintaining and surpassing, if that tie possible, the splendid record achieved in previous campaigns in the Fifth Federal Reserve district under your able leadership." Calls Meetings. One of the first official acts to be performed by tbe new chairman was to issue a call for a meeting of the Liberty Loan Committee for tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Goldsborough is anxious to get the campaign organisation in working order, and preliminary steps will be taken tomorrow to map out the hundred and one details of the approaching drive. The selection of Mr. Goldsborough leaves a vacancy in the chairmanship iu the speakers' committee. No intimntion is given aa to who will be selected for this responsible position. This ia a matter which may hie discussed tomorrow. OIL WORKERS READY TO QUIT MEXICO Skilled Laborers Declare Lives Are In Danger, Washington Is Told. Washington, Aug. 21. Skilled American and British workmen in Mexican oil fields are threatening to leave, alleging their Uvea are unsafe, representatives of private oil Interests today declared. State Department officials had heard nothing of such a step recently, although for many months skilled workers have been dissatisfied with their protection, it is said. Would Be Blow To Navies. It is obvious that these men would hold up tbe oil supply to the naviea of Kngland and the tfnited States and would be a serious blow to war plana. . Bandlta have recently robbed and murdered several white men in the Tarn-pico district and a number of payroll robberies have occurred, oil men bare say. , Following latest reported outrages last month, it is said, a protest was sent to American officials asking for protection. Foreignera are not permitted to curry arms for self-defense. Whether Carranxa will go through with the nationalisation of the oil lauds in Mexico is not known here, although oil men say that he will. State Department olhcials are not convinced of it. Oil Men Step Toward 8elxure. Th Carranxa government, under the Constitution now in effect, is empowered to seize all mineral and oil lands. Oil representatives here assert thst the latent Carranxa decree stipulating the new oil excises Implies Government ownership of the oil wells nnd in effect da mands "rental" instead of "taxes." They charge that Carranu has made no offer of compensation in case he should tpke over the oil. . Ambasssdor Fletcher, representing the United States, induced the Mexican Government to postpone operation of its decree several mouths, but has been ku-shle to get further postponement N. M. SMITH DEAD Nlcholsa M. Smith, a retired business man, died Monday night at hia residence, iZi West Mount Hnyul avenue. He wsa born In Baltimore In 1X41. He was connected with the Franklin Bank until almut 1N(W, when he went into the brick business, later forming the partnership of Smith & Schwarti, retiring when thia firm was taken over hr the Baltimore Brick Company In 1002. Mr. Smith sneut ths last 1(1 years of his life in travel In America, Europe, F.gypt nnd Australia, He la survived by two sons, John R. snd Samuel K. Smith, both nf Baltimore; three daughters, Mrs. Richard H. inggs, llsltiniorej Mrs, (leorge W. Khiiugh. Greenville. 8. C.l Mrs. David Taylor, of Madison, N, J and one brother, Kdward K. Smith, nf Baltimore. ..l . MARLBORO RUNNING RACES ! Rjmw Kuril Put AUftl'tt t M. U ANO M. . 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