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V0L VI.--NO. 283'
Entered ft PMond-CUM Mutfnr at thn roitnfflce. t Philadelphia.
Under the Act of March 3. 18T9.
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1920
Published Dally Kxcept flunday. Rubierlptlon rftca tfl 'a Tear by Mall.
Copyrltht. 1920, by Public ldcer Company.
PRICE TWO CENTS
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RETURN OF SI 2,(W)
Attaches Pasquale's Cash and
Property in Hopo of Getting
Part of Blackmail Back
EGG HARBOR SEARCHED,
BUT CLUE IS FRUITLESS
Police Shatter Suspect's Alibi
'Confession' When Wit
nesses Say He, Lied
George H. Coughlln today nttnehed
Jhe personal effects nnd bank accounts
of Augusto Pnsntialc. "Tlio Crank,"
,rfio has confessed ho obtained the
12,000 which Mr. Coughlln paid on
ransom for his fiftcen-months-old son
Itlasely. who wns kidnapped .Tuno 2.
The writ of nttnehment filed .by Mr.
,CouRhlin wns for the purpose of re-j-ilnfng
ns much bh possible of the
noney. out of which Pnsquale has
confessed lie swindled the child's
The writ was filed in Norrlstown'to
day. It reads asTollaws:
"George II. Coughlln, being duly af
firmed according to law, deposes and
mys that the defendant nbovo named
ll'asqimle) if justly Indebted to him
In a sum exceeding $100; that said
debt is presently due and that the na
ture and amount of said indebtedness
are as follows:
"That the defendant above named
did, on the second day of June. 11)20,
and on divers date subsequent thereto,
levy blackmail and extortion on the
jiluintlfT in such manner and form that
lie fraudulently and improperly in
duced the plaintiff to deliver over to
him, the said defendant, the sum of
$12,000 on tho fourteenth day of dyne,
A. D. 1020; that said money was ob
tained under fraudulent pretenses and
"That the defendant has peisoual
liropertj, comprising jewelry, certil.
tates of stock, bank deposits, miscel
laneous articles of personal property,
an automobile nnd moneys on deposit
with various parties ns his agent; thnt
ne diamond ring, valued ut $700; one
diamond pin, valued at $100; S1D2 in
rah, one shotgun, valued at $2., and
one rille, valued at 25; are now in the
possession of W. R. Malr, deputy su
perintendent of the Pennsylvania State
Constabulary, named herein as gar
nishee, making in all articles valued at
x"That all of the above articles were
purchased with the moneys thus fraudu
fuitly obtained from the plaintiff, and
tlmt mi id defendant is about to dispqsc
of and usKiirn nnil remnvp. uiilrl nlmvp
enunn'rntedT)crsonal property with lu
ll nt lo uciruuil ms creditor, this de
ponent, and further this deponent saith
The attachment was signed by Mr.
CoueIiHii and witnessed by a.notnry.
The writ was filed by "Larzclere,
Wright & Larzclere. It comes under
llii- jurisdiction of Court of Common
lleat of Montgomery county. John
I'aber Miller, judge of the Common
Picas Court, approved the bond and
ninety covering the writ-
Egg Ilnrbor Is Searched
A hurried midnight trin to Ecu' Hnr-
lor tukeu by Captain Soudor and Major
Adams, with two cltv detectives, nrnveil
mue no inoio iruiuui thun other slinilar
The disappointment was greater than
usual, because the tip had been con
Hilerod "red hot."
The story which sent Captain Souder
and hi associates spcodiug from City
Hall at midnight was to the effect that
Si man and woman, with n child re
sembling lilakely. were living in the
pine woods near Egg Harbor.
where tho tip came from could not
he learned. There wus first a rumor
hat rnsqiiale had given the informa
tion, lip w-ns even quoted iu the story
J'i 5?lucd credence as having said:
The kid is alivo aud is being held
wttteen Kgg Harbor nnd New Cretua."
More probably the story came, as
most others have, from somcono who
"id seen the child by accident and had
heen impressed with its llkeue&.s to the
Pictures of the Coughlin boy.
aptiiin Souder turned up in Ills of
nee today n little before noon, dressed
his l,cst suit. Ho explained thnt
fie iiiio lie wore yesterday was thickly
incrusted with mud as the result of his
ioc party dashed through a succes
Mon nf rain nnil u-lml c.,oik. n,i.
way lo 1,KK Harbor and having arrived
here found the people lived a dozen
1 ir '".H" pin(,H- at n Pln' which
eouw not bn reached by motor. They
had in walk.
,.,'!T'1' bnhy 'lid look like lilnkoly,"
ii p.t.a,u Soll(1("r- "its mother made
no objection to letting us see tho child.
hno and her husband lived sodecp in
U uTh t,1,c-v..1,nu not even heard of
Disappointed the detectives mndu
heir weary wny blu.k to town f.
a in f,,,,,,!,,,. Pnt homfi bnthwl KllIlV0(1
officii b,1,kfnst and returned to his
SmlM " "," l,,t(,r Pnptain Souder
...... 1V11 .,,. unomer secret trip.
fain .17 Tnr8, WPro J"Kt ns wnsntls
retocry A cur mlui.. i..-.. .i..
rumors are to the effect that
he child Is 111," i" x"" ',""
oior wiiR civnn liiu imiuf .ii..
" .. .lid, ,ffVIU,
nf lii to ,1 nnriru nil- (ICBITIptlOIl
Ilebrm r ""' roK-inbled his plrturra.
to &u ." bi"l,j: n'"1 tr,l1 o nrrange
her rates h,1 ,P''!,r"- Slle t"ld ''''
r ntes, but he did nof return.
"opo for Developments
thrTwo1, ,!i"' ,Xo,y Jor'",y P fallort
t d let in nlir nf, "" all day
1'riie nf t Ijentlniiartcrs. Captain
1 v I,,"",'0 ,P' '.'"mnothing to
and inl(mnt(.i ti, .!....
t nvl.o,.-...., .," . " "". '-uvl-ll
During 7h ' i '" ""PP'y " H-ads.
'iiring tho mnrnlni e.ntni. i .
of the stain ,. i urn,"B ,iPtaln Herbert,
on he 1,1 nlirc' c1n? Captain Price
In jo , i1'""1" ,m,'1 J'' "HWJed out
he, llls ''"'urade. it is believed
" are wnrkltic ivlil, iL ....
ttr i i" ,',"". ",.i detecti
CoallnufU on raM Iwu. Colunm Four
of ii i ,i i -v u"' wo'n proprietor
o i";yI,f"l'm nriVlnelnmI. Chief
dav lr'"l'-'". of Vineland, said to-
'or l' ll( , tl,i" mornliiB ostensibly
(he i '' I ' ,'' It wbm intimated that
father Gives Up Business
to Help in Hunt for Child
Oeorge II. Coughlln, father of the
kidnapped baby, has not bcon at
work since little Blakcly was lifted
from his crib on the night of June
2. Mr. Coughlln is president of a
lithographing company, In this
city. He spends nil his time now
conferring with the police in the
search for his child. He couldn't
put his mind down to his work If he
wantrd to, he says.
JUDGE FREES MAN
Moiaghan Admits Alleged High
wayman to Bail and Walsh
ACCUSED IS A POLITICIAN
Two highwaymen attacked Samuel
Cohen. .'11(1 North Franklin street at
Klghth and Wood streets early this
morning and robbed him of .$700 In
cash and a diamond ring valued nt
"Izzy" .Tncobson, of Sixth and Spring
unrueti streets, wns arrested lv De
tectives Titus and Kenrse charged with
being one of Cohen's assailants nnd
Identified by Cohen as one of tho men
who robbed him.
All kinds of efforts wtire used to
bring about .Tacobson's release after
his arrest. An attempt was first made
to" free him on n copy of the charge
irom a magistrate. When this failed
friends of the prisoner got in touch
with Judge Monoghan, of Common
Pleas Court. Although Jacobson was
charged with highway robbery, Judge
.Mniinghan signed an order to release
the prisoner on $2000 ball, the nollee
say. I.ntcr the judge telephoned the
police requesting that Jacobsou be re
leased. Jacobson was taken to Central Sta
tion and was being held there for a
hearing when word- of the judge's ac
tion was received. On learning of this,
Lieutenant Walsh, of the Tenth and
Ruttonwood streets station, whose men
made the arrest, expressed indignntion.
"I, 'don't see how they, expect us to
keep the city clean of crime," Llciitcn
and Walsh said, "when we can't get
Cohen was beaten so badly by his as
sailants that he tiuristb be taken to
the Hahnemann Hospital. He gave the
police a good description of the other
highwayman and his nrrest Is- expected
Jacobson is said to be active in poli
tics In the Fourteenth ward, nnd is said
to hnve caused the police much trouble
In tins connection.
SAYS WOMAN WAS SUICIDE
Male Companion Tells Police She
plunged Into River
Detroit. Mich.. Aug. 11. (Ry A. P.)
Mrs. Margaret Cnille, whose body was
found in the Detroit river ut Wyandotte
on Monday, plunged from n launch in
which she was riding with Frauk Hilje
brendt late Sunday night. Hlllebrendt
told officers investigating the woman's
death last night, nccording to the au
thorities. The boat ride. Hillebrendt
wus quoted as saying, followed an after
noon nt a down-river drink establish
ment. Authorities said a further statement
would be taken from Hillebrendt, .who
is -an auto worker. They declared they
were divided ns to the theory of suicide
and murder. No arrests had been made
pending the result of chemical nnnly.-iis
of the woman s stomach.
The body was identified by the
woman's divorced husband, a local
manufacturer, and her son.
FATAL CLASH IN DUBLIN'
Civilian Killed, Another Wounded,
in Encounter With Patrol
Dublin, Aug. 11. (Hv A. P. I Yes
terdny morning's street fighting, in
which one eivillnu was killed and nn
other was wounded, was caused by the
refusal of a group of civilians to dis
perse when called upon to do so by an
armed patrol, says an official statement
iu the Incident issued here.
The patrol was challenged and or
dered to halt by u member of a group
gathered around a nonnre. the statement
says. The man who had shouted the
challenge was kneeling in firing nosi
tlon and when the group ignored the
patrol's order to disperse it was fired
ROBS CHESTNUT ST. SHOP
Window Smasher Escapes After
Robbing Store of Silk Shirts
Whllu several persons Jooked on.
thief threw a Ilelgian block through tin
d snlar window of Ueckcrs' haberdash
cry at 02(1 Chestnut street last night
nnd escnped with thirty-one silk shirts
and nine ncrktles, valued at s:i,i().
Falling glass and rain damaged tin
merchandise left in the window by thf
thief, who darted down Ninth street
and had disappeared when a patrolmnu
$119 and Jewels Taken by Thief
A thief, who entered the kitchen
window of Mrs. Ilcnjamin Dczwold's
borne ut 270 Fast Allegheny avenue yes
terday morning, when tho woman was
at n store, stole .fill' in cash nnd some
jewelry Mrs. Dcswold found the housj
in confusion whet) she returned. She
lind Inst $22 In cash, a small diamond,
a watch and chain and her wedding
ring, The thief nlsn had ransacked the
bedroom of her brother-in-law. Stanley
De.wold. and took $07 in cash and a
gold watch and chain.
Chinese Serve Grape Juice
to American Legislators
Shanghai, Aug. 11. (Hy A. P.)
The visiting American legislators
were surprised to encounter home
I'oudftlons in Hang-Chow Monday,
when Chinese nflu'lnldom, in plan
ning a (lawless welcome, follower)
prohibition tenets nnd serveir grape
Juice at the various elaborate affairs,
in deference to what they assumed
were thn visitors' wishes.
The party Is now at Nanking en
routp to Pekln.
FREE OF PROMISES
Democratic Nomirfeo Denies Ho
Is Tied to Reactionary
LEADERS NOT CONSULTED
ON ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Old Timers, Ignored at Notifica
tion, Grumble Loudly at
Hy CLINTON V. GIMIEUT
Sinn" Cnrrmpondent nf Hie KvrnliiK rnbllc
Dayton. O., Aug. 11. Governor Cox
made the striking declaration In his
speech of acceptabce that he was nomi
nated free from all promises nnd ob
ligations. He did this probably to meet th
charge that he owed his nomination to
tho influence of .Tammany Hnll and
to George Urcnnitn, the successor of
Itoger Sullivan, in Illinois.
This was one of his weaknesses when
he was put up at San Francisco. It
wns the steady support of him by Mur
phy, of New York ; Nugent, of New
Jersey ; Ilrcnnan, of Illinois, and their
associates that made It possible for him
to wear down the administration sup
port of McAdoo and finally win.
Every indication here is that these
bosses hnve no Influence with the Demo
cratic candidate. They named him to
get rid of the Wilson control of the
party and the Wilson issues. Put he
has promptly allied himself with Wil
son on the league issue. He did not
consult them, or any of bis more per
sonal associates, who had relations with
them, In writing his speech of accept
ance. They were here In numbers to '
tend the notification ceremonies. Nnr
mnn Mack was present to represent
Murphy. George Prcnnan was here,
as were Wilbur March, of Iowa, and
Judge Connolly, of Michigan. Put they'
were received with no special honor
nf nrtnulilnfntlnn hnr wrpn merplv
nmong those present. They sat about
the Hotel Miami, waiting for the cere
monies, nnd waiting for their trains
afterward. They had their places in
the section reserved for the uationnl
committee at the ceremonies. Put there
was no sign thnt they counted for more
than anybody else. And they went away
tmimhlinir ouletlv at the sneech and
it the organization of the national
Cox Keeps Control
They have not had their wny over
the reorcnnizatiou oi mac commiuec.
Lwith reenrd to ecttlng rid of Homer
Cummings, they were, at one wmi.inr
candldute. out me cnainnnir' seiecieti
was bot their candidate, but a Cox man.
The control of the party organization
is not In their hands, but In Cox's
And thev were not nblc to carry
through the reorganization on lines
which they had planned. They intended
n clean sweep of the Wilson-Cuinmlngs
men from the employ of the national
committee. In "particular they desired
to get rid of Secretary Hollister. of the
national committee, inn in mis pur
pose they were overruled either by Gov
ernor Cox himself or by Chairman
White. And they intended to put n man
nf Hiolr .'iinlce in nlnce of William J.
Cochran, who is in charge of publicity
for the notional committee. Again they
were overruled, probably by the gover
Their victory has been incomplete.
They beat the administration candi
,w.. lint thev have not relieved them
selves of tho administration issues. And
the partv machinery has not passed Into
their hands. The governor has era
nlintienllv declared his freedom from
obligation to any of them.
Cox Hiul Good Luck
The truth is thnt the governor was
fortunate at San Francisco, ills ad
viser, there were cltverly managed by
Tiuiirn Moore. And .mcauoo was so
strong thnt the party bosses hail little
choice hut lo deliver ineir sircngui lo
fox in order to heat Iilm. It wns
utnr fox or some administration can
.iirinte. They were not In a position
to extract themselves. It was either
fv or a drv candidate. It was a dry
convention. It wns only by clinging
t,lfimtlv to Cox that a wet candidate
could be nominated. The party bosses
desired not only a candidate free from
administration connection, but one who
at least was not dry. A nominee sup
posed to be moist would help them with
their local tickets. Cox was the pulj
cniullilnto of that declaration who' had
nnv chance to be named.
Thev could not t,o to Moore nnd
i,rntnn to throw their streiiKth else
where unless Moore inado promises to
them in behalf of Cox. They bad no
The circumstances of the nominatiou
n,wl tlm developments since bear out
the governor in bis declaration that he
is under no obligations. Still the party
bosses expected things to work out more
their way man tney uiivt. riic men
who nominated Cox went away from
here Sunday unhappy over the can
didate's choice of Issues, his alignment
nf himself with n ilson nnd his organl
zntion of the national machinery.
Man Hurled to Street While Trying
to Avoid Collision
While attempting to avoid collision
with another automobile at Forty-sixth
nnd Market streets last night. Francis
Murphy, twenty-five jenrs old, 2007
North llrnnd street, received. It Is
feared, fractures of the skull when be
was thrown out of his car and landed
nn his head in the rondway. .Murphy
was taken to the West Philadelphia
Homeopathic Hospital, wnerc it was
said his condition is serious.
Mrs. George U. Power, of Content
ment, Torresdnle. who was badly
bruised In n motor accident on Monday
evening, is convalescing rapidly. Mrs.
Power, who Is a slstev-inlnw of Mrs.
SviIhpv Thnver. of Tliorilbtliw. Haver.
ford, wns Injured when n touring car
III which she was riding wmi uenry r
Wnlton, Jr., of Tonesdiile. was struck
by a touring car at Grant avenue and
Acnilomv rond. Torresdnle,
The .e'ngngemei't of Mr. Wnlton, who
escaped Willi a scere siiusiiig up, nnd
Miss Josephine Primrose Peeves,
dnughter of Mr. und Mrs. Francis P.
ijecvcs, Jr., was announced in June.
f. " ' 'Wan i WW1
MRS. MARY ROI1ERTS RINEHART
Tho noted novelist has been named
as ono of a numlH-r of women
speakers who will take tho plat
form In tho interest of the Repub
lican parly this fall
Commissioner Finds It Unsafe.
Montreal Reports 13-Year-Old
"WIZARD" NOW INVISIBLE
Ry the Associated Press
Poston. Aug. 11. Rank Commis
sioner Allen today took chnrge of the
Hanover Trust Co. This is the Institu
tion In which the account of Charles
Ponzl, the financier, was shown re
cently to have been overdrawn.
Mr. Allen said his agents had been
examining the bank since last Satur
day morning and their reports indicated
that it had been doing business In an
unsafe manor and thnt it would be
unsafe and Inexpedient for it to con
tinue. The doors of the bank were closed nt
1 :l."i p. in.
An associate of Cl'inrles Ponzi, from
ji- .-. . . . . . . . .
dav telephnij-d the Associntcd itcss
that Poiixl admitted that he wns the
Chnrlcs Ponsl formerly of Montreal.
Tie added that the spectacular finnncler
was In conference with his lawyers and
would iMio a stntement later.
Reports from Montreal circulated
here were to the effect thnt Ponzl, under
the name of Pons!, operated a financial
plan promising lnrge returns in Mon
treal thirteen years ago. Attention was
called also to the records of the St.
inccnt De Paul penitentiary in thnt
city which were snld to show that a
man known as Charles Pons! had served
a brief term there.
F.arly today Ponzl denied nny knowl
edge concerning the Montreal reports.
Later he refused himself to newspaper
men. His house telephone thereafter was
uiihwprrd'bj n man who claimed to rep
resent Ponzl and who snld thnt some
thing might be given out later it the
day. Subsequently, he stated that
Ponzl admitted that lie was the man
who had been Known in Montrral. He
added thnt Ponzl bad left his home to
(onfer with one of ills attorneys, Daniel
1". Mclsanc, at the latter's office iu
A Imlf hour later neither Mclsanc
nor Ponzl could be found nt the lawyer's
Montreal. Aug. 11. (Ry A. P.)
From records in the hands of the Mon
treal police it appears that a Charles
Pons! was a member of the firm of
Jrossl nnd Co., bankers, this city,
which failed in 1!H)8. Zrossi lied the
country und was subsequently extra
dited from Mexico Cltyfc
Under the name ofllianco, alias
Charles Ponsl. a man was convicted of
forgery und false pretenses and sen
tenced to three jenrs in the St. Vincent
de Paul penitentiary.
MYSTERY BOX IN RIVER
Police Grapple for Object Thrown In
by Autolsts During biorm .
The crew of a police boat is grap
pling today for n mysterious box thrown
into the Delaware river from the Al
legheny avenue wharf at S :.10 o'clock
last night bv three men in an automo
bile. Arthur Jones, of Salmon and Cum
berland streets, a watchman on the
wharf, saw the men drive to the river's
edge during the height oj the rain
storm, while the streets were deserted,
They hurriedly removed n lurge box
from the toniieaii of the automobile
and slid it into the wnter. It sank
liiiiui'diuti'b . Jones shouted ut the men,
wlio scrambled into their niitomnblle
nml disappeared west on Allegheny
LIVE WIRE KILLS HELPER
Camden Man Was Working In Boiler
Room When Electrocuted "
A bricklayer's helper who tried to re
pair mi electric wire wns electrocuted'
In Camden today. i
He amis Antonio Rosselle. twenty
four years, Third and Spruce streets. '
Camden. He came In contact with a
live wire in the holler room of the Furr
& Ilniley Manufacturing Co.. manufni- ;
hirers of nllciotn. rtcvontn street and
Kiifglin avenue, Camden,
Rosselle was rushed to the Cooper
Hospital, ut uttempts to revive Idm
were unsuccessful. Coroner Hull is
making an investigation.
PONZI BANK CLOSED
POLISH ARMY BEING MA SSED
FOR BIG COUNTER-OFFENSIVE;
FRANCE RECOGNIZES WR ANGEL
10 BE SEN1 10
Aid Promised General Wrangel
as Only Man Who Can
LLOYD GEORGE NOTIFIED
OF GOVERNMENT'S ACTION
Anti-Radical Commander Prom
ises to Assume Obliga
tions of Old Russia
Ry the Associated Pros
Paris. Aug. 11. The Foreign Office
this morning nnnounced thnt the French
Government had decided to recognize
General Paron Peter Wrnngel as the
bead of the de facto government of
South nussia. The announcement
stntes thnt the rendering of all possible
military assistance to General Wrangel
Is Implied. France will send a high
commissioner to Sebastopnl Immedi
ately the Foreicn Office stated.
Two reasons were given by the For-
I eign Office for reengnlzlt7v Genernl
Wrangel. The first wns hi&pronilsc to
nssume nil the obligntions of the former
Russinn Government. The second wns
his pledge to give Russia a democratic
France notified Premier Lloyd George
yesterdny of her action to this effect.
t wns stated. The French Government
likewise is notifying its commercial nt
tnche in London to have no denllngs
with Leonid Krnssln nnd Leo Kn
meneff. the Soviet emissaries in the
The French Jforelgn Office regards
the Soviet terms to Poland, which the
PritlHh premier read in the House of
Commons' last night, as only prelimi
nary, nnd it is convinced ..uiai me
harsher peace terms.
In announcing Jho recognition of the
South Russian Government, the minis
try nf foreign nffnirs said the Soviet
Government's anxiety with regard to j
Genernl Wrnngel's successes was due
to Its knowledge thnt he wns the most '
competent nnti-Polshevik lender who
had yet appeared. I
The French believe General Wrangel
shows more promise of overturning the
Polshevlk regime than did the Poles.
General Denikin or Admiral Kolchuk
in their operations ngninst the Soviet, j
Genernl Wrangel. the French point out,
Is meeting with great surcess in turning I
all the Cossack tribes against the Pol- j
Tuesday's official statement from !
Moscow curries a brief paragraph with i
regard to the fighting on the Crimean
front, where the Soviet forces nre en
gaging those of Genernl Wrangel. The
statement says: ,
"On the Crimean front tho fighting!
on the entire front continues favorable
ELMW00D ROUTE TO SHIFT
No. 36 Cars to Run on Balnbrldge
and Catharine Streets
furs of the Klmwood avenue trolley
line, known ns Route :i(J, will cease
operating on Chestnut und Wnlnht
streets beginning August 2.1. Notices
to thut effect were given yesterday to
tin' crews. The line will be rerouted to
run east on lluinbridge street and west
No change In route west of Nineteenth
street is contemplated, where the cars
will run on Grays Ferry avenue. Pas
chiill avenue und Klmwood avenue to
The change hi route east of Nine
teenth street,, however, will work con
siderable inconvenience to residents
f i om the southeastern section of the city
who wish to do business or have their
employment In the central section.
For example, shoppers will have to
buy exchange tickets from the line as it
runs through Painbridge street to
routes running north on Thirteenth,
Eleventh and other streets.
HAROLD BELL WRIGHT WEDS;,
Novelist, Hecently Divorced, Takes
Second Wife, a Divorcee
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 11. It hns
iust been nunniinced thnt Harold Pell
Wright, the novelist, and Mrs. Wini
freda Mary Porter Duncan, of Los
Angeles, were married iu San Diego
I Mr. Wright recently obtained a di
virce in Arizona from his first wife,
who wns MNs Frances K. Long, of
I Piiffnln. They were married In 1S00,
when ly was an obscure preacher in
, Kansas. The allegation In his suit for
! l!i.,,i-j.n irnu mnntlll ..riinlti
Ills second wife is n divorcee. She
gave her nge as thirty-five and tho
novelist gave his as forty-six.
Cows Needed Milking;
Witness Is Excused
A witness, siibpoenoed for the
court-martial of Krwin Pergdoll at
Governor's Island, wns excused from
testifying today nml permitted to go
home because Ills "cows needed
milking." Colonel Cresson, trial
judge advocate at tho trial, would
not divulge the name of tho bucolic
Text of Colby's Note Stating
U. S. Position in Polish Crisis
Washington, Aug. 11. ThcsAmerI
can Government's position on the Russian-Polish
situation was outlined in
the following note to the Italian Gov-1
crnment, addressed by Se.crctary of
State Colby to Paron Cnmlllo Romano
Avczzana, Italian ambassador to the
"Tho agreeable Intimation which you
have conveyed to the Stato Department,
that the Italian Government would
welcome a statement of the views of
th government on tho situation pre
sented by me Russian advance Into
Poland, deserves a ' prompt response,
nnd I will attempt, without delay, a
definition of this government's position
not only as to the situation nrlslng
from Russian military pressure upon
Poland but also as to certnln cognate
and Inseparable phases of the Russian
question viewed more broadly.
"This government believes in ft
united, free and autonomous Polish
state nnd the people of the United
States arc earnestly solicitous for the
maintenance of Poland's political In
dependence nml territorial Integrity.
From this nttltudc we will not depart,
and the policy of this government will
be directed to tho employment of all
nvnlliil)'- menus to render it effectual.
The government therefore takes no ex
ception to the effort apparently being
made in some tiuiti'rs to arrange an
armistice betwei-u Poland nnd Russia,
but It would not. nt least for the pres
ent, purticipule in nn plan for the
expansion of the armistice ncgotlatlonx
into a genernl Kuropean conference
JACK HUTCHINSON SETS GOLF RECORD
TOLEDO, O., Aug. 11. Jack Hutchinson, Chicago golfer,
today set a new record of 33-36-60 for the Inverness course in the
second half of the qualifying rounds for the national open title.
His total for 36 holes -was 141.
TENNESSEE MAY DELAY VOTE ON SUFFRAGE
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11. A motion to delay action on
the suffrage question until after August 21 was introduced into the
lower House this afternoon. It is said to have the backing of both
anti and pro -suffrage forces. It is now being debated.
?0NZI ADMITS SERVING JAIL TERM IN MONTREAL
-B03bC0N, Aug. 11. Charles Ponzi personally admitted to
day that he was tho Charles Ponsl wh oserved a term in tlie peni
tentiary ill Montreal,
BERGDOLL PLANNEDI3 BANDITS FLEE
FLIGHT, IS CHARGE!
Erwin's Escape Premeditated,
Evidence at Slacker's Court-
PHYSICIAN TAKES STAND
By n Staff Corrrnnoi'rinit
Goverors Island, N. V.. Aug. II.
Pvldeiice that Krwin Pergilnll's flight
to dodge the dr.tft wns premeilitntcil nml
not done on u momentary Impulse a'
brought out ut hN court-martial for
desertion liore todnv.
Dr. II. F. Taylor, chief medical ex
aminer of local board No. .'I. in whose
jurisdiction Krwin came, the third
witness called today, brought out this
evidence. It was the tirst testimouv o'
this character given.
Pergdoll Is being tried in Cnrbiu Hall,
in the same room where his brother
Grover wns tried for a similar offense
last winter and sentenced to live vears.
imprisonment. Later Grover escaped
nnd hns not been recaptured.
Doctop Taylor testified that he offered
to examine Krwin for militnry service
n few hour before his flight on the night
of Aprl 1(1. 1018. Krwin refused, glv
iug us his excuse that his examination
was not due until the next day.
Shortly before midnight the sam
day he made a plea to William F. Kllis,
chnirman of the locnl board, for ex
emption, Mr, Kllis, who received Perg
doll at his home, turned down the re
quest ii tin i;rwin left.
i l.nter the same night he fled from hi
nome in nroomau. iieinwnre county,
supposedly for Poston. lie did not n
pear the next day for examination and
of the boiirel never saw him
ogttin until thev came here ' f.,r I, U
Testimony Is Important
Colonel Charles (', Cresson. the pros,
ecutor. attaches great importance to
Doctor Tnyjor's testimony, as he will
try to show by it thnt Pergdoll know
on the afternoon of April Ifl thnt he
would lice if his lnst-liour pleii for
exemption wns refused.
Doctor Taylor, who lives in Ridlev
Park, is a graduate of the I'niverslt'v
of Pennsylvania and active on the stnff
of tlie Ridley Park Hospital, was sub-
iiuimi in ii sunn urn suarp cross-exam-I
inittinn by Captain Ambrose Clowcr.
PereiloU's chief counsel.
He admitted that registrants were
1 supposed to gPt five days notification
for examination nnd tlmt UnrcUll'., .... 'I
tlco for examination on April 1" had
been ient out "but three or four days
Pergdoll acknowledged receiving it,
however, und made no kick nu tli short
notice. The usual notice was not given.
Doctor Taylor explained, becuuse Rerg
doll was "a hangover" from an earlier
batch of registrants and really should
havi been examined much sooner.
Major Frederick It. llsley. medical
examiner nt Castle William, the Jail In
Csntlnurd un I'me Hrtntrfn, Column Two'
which would in all probability Involve
two results, from both of which this
country strongly recoils, viz., the recog
nition of tho Holshevls regime and a
settlement of Russian problems utmost
Inevitably upon the basis of a dismem
berment of Russia.
"From the beginning of the Russian
revolution, in March, 1H17, to the pres
ent moment the government nnd the
people of the t'nltcd Stntes have fol
lowed Its development with friendly
solicitude and with profound sympathy
for the efforts of the Russian people to
reconstruct their nntional life upon
the broad basis of populnr self-government.
The Government of the United
States, reflecting the spirit of its people,
has at all times desired to help the Rus
sian people. In that spirit 'all Its re
lations with Russia and with other nn
tions in matters affecting the latter's
interests have been conceived and gov
erned. First to Give Recognition
"The Government of the United
Stntes was the first government to ac
knowledge the validity of the revolu
tion and to give rccojnltion to the pro
visional government of Russia. Almost
Immediately thereafter it became necus
sary for the United Stntes to enter the
wnr ngnlnst Germnny and' in thnt
undertaking to become closely asso
cinted with the allied nations, includ
ing, of course. Russia. The war weari
ness of the masses of the Russian people
l.-nmvti tn tliU I'livi.iiiiiii.iil
and sympathetically comprehended. Prti- i
denco. self-interest ntid loyalty to our
Continued on I'uite Hrrentn. Column Flte
AS GIRL SCREAMS
Pretty Drug Store Owner De
fies Armed Men in At
Ordered by three armed men to keep
ipilet nr be shot. Miss Mary Peizer,
pretty proprietress of u drug store nt
Second nnd Cambria streets, creimed
at the top of her voire nnd frightened
the robbers away .
The nttemptcil robbery took place at
Kli.'iO o'clock last night.
Miss Peizer was in her store alone,
when the three men entered. She de
scribed one man as unusually tall, an
other ns short, and the third mnn as nf
One of the men nkcd for a jnr of cold
ci com. The cold cream was in the rear
,lf Mm wtll'. fiuu llaii.1- ..Ln,..f,.,l .!.
men. and told them she had no cold
iTciiui. isne nuereii iiiem anoiner prep
nratiiin which obviated the necessity of
going to the rear of the store.
One of the men offered a $10 note
in payment for the cream.
"Haw jou nmlilng smaller?" the gill
asked, returning the S10 tn the man.
dust then the short man whipped out
'We want your money." he said.
"If nil make .1 noise we'll kill you."
Miss Peizer screamed.
"Come on. let s heat it." snid the
tall man. Tho trio hurried out tn
awaitinir automobile ami ,IUe,.r.l
I down Second street.
i.i vj i
Miss Peizer was graduated in 11)1(1
from the Temple I'nlverslty school of
pharmacy. She hus conducted the drug
store tor three years, and lics at 2144
.North 'thirtieth street.
"No, I didn't faint.' she said today,
"but I certainly wns scared."
She said two of the men wore rain
coats. They appeared to be about
twenty -live years old.
CAMDEN MAN FOUND SHOT
Allen Mettulre Mnrl R,.n. -ru 'fortified positions which extend a one, a
Allen McQuIre Had Bullet Through line more than thirty miles from War
Mouth and Pistol by Side ,"w.
The body of Allen McGulre fifM .
In the man's hand was n revolver.
He was shot through the mouth.
I'cllow boarders noticed McGuire's
absenre and broke into his room. The
iiinn was pronounced dead at the Cooper
Hospital. Coroner Holl Is Investigating.
Whn you think nf wrlllne.
think of WJIlTINCl.--.td";
three years old. was found Ijlit n1 , i ,i . ' me .arew river, is n i
pool of blood In his rooming nu a ' thoritatlvely reported not to be strong
17 Hudson street. Cnml"ii tort ij M r '.T'ttV'i nttr,i,pt to fnr,', !
Giilre is said to have bcemSycd ' In Z Vhorneglo7V,,n 'M' tbrnt
10 SIAKE ALL ON
Military Forces Being Grouped
in Front of Capital for
RESIDENTS,' FEARING WORST,
SEEK SAFETY IN FLIGHT
Fight for Standing Room on
Trains and Places on
Ry the Associated Press
Wa.shlnirton, Auir. 11. Poland will
ask Immediate nld or the United Slntei
Irj Its fkht ngnlnM the Russian Rolshe
illil. Count Caslmlr Lubomlrr.M, the
Polish minister, announced today.'
The anneal to the State DennHtnenf..
the minister said, unnlil lie. lieI iimmi
",p aVurancr contained In the Amerl'-
"" nnm io iiaiy unit me Lnireil .Mates
will Itl'lst nnon mnlnten.inpM nf ilia iu.
Iltlcal IndepFiideiM-e and territorial In-
tegrlty or Poland.
The aid requested. K was said, prob-'
ably will bo confined to a request for
nn extension of credits bv the United
States for the purchase by Poland of
surplus wnr stocks. Permission o pur'
chase 200,000 army uniforms and 200..
l)0 pairs of shoes from War Depart-,
uirnt stocks already has been, asked,
of (he departlment by the Polish lega-
Ry the Associated Press
Warsaw. Aug. 11. A concentration i
and regrouping of the Polish forces for '
nn extensive countcr-strnko on the en- .
lire Nnrsuw front Is reported by news
The plans nre. it is m,i;!. to bgin
in- niunur move within n few days." ,3
.i iiiinry men express the opinion that S
tins is a propitious time to strike bark, -
in an effort tn drive ift tlm Snl ..'.-. r
which ore endeavoring to encircle Ulv
cupiuii. - ,? a
A felling of intense apprehension; ha"t Ml
snrend thnviir-Vi tlm ..Ii.- .. .... .iJZi. m
eulate thnt the enemy U gradually
druwing nearer nnd is "attempting a
huge encircling movement. Crowds are
striving to leave the city by all avail,
able mentis carts, nutomnbllesr, and thd
few remaining trains. The railway
station Is besieged by an excited throne
of people eager to get nwnv.
The difficulties are Increased by the
absence of nny statement from the gov-
eminent ns to what is to be done. No
nrrniigcmeiits- hnve been innde to look
I after individuals seeking tn escape from
the threatened envelopement. The for-
eigu legntions are gone, and foreigner?!
must shift for themselves.
Travel hy trains is almost suspended
owing to the glut of militnry operations
and the derangement caused hv the
) enemy cutting branch lines. 'Great
crowds of people surge nlxuit the sta-
, t on night nnd day. ItHins yon a phy-
sical stniT,'!o for days to gnin entrance
to the railway platforms. The ticket
office is besieged by dense masses ')f
people. Gunrds hold back the struggling
gestlciialting masses. The few trains
i give precedence to military and gov
ernmental requirements. leaving scant
Uccomniod.il ions for the niiblir.
People fight for standing mom nn the
trnins, for places mi the roofs of cars,
and for the privilege of hanging onto the
car couplings. It is a grn picture of
tense cimditons ns the enemy draws
Weygand Offered Supreme Command1
. Supreme command of Polish militnry
oiroratloiiN wn offered trf General'"'
Mnxime Weygand. of the French nrmy,
by the council nf national defense,
which met last night and took Important
decisions relntlve to the defense of
Warsaw and reorganization of the
Although the other decisions taken
by the council have not been made
known there is evidence that Warsaw
will remain the basis of resistauce.
General Weygand has made accent, i
ance conditional on evacuation nf ease-
die Vistula for a great offensive. Up
in the present the council hns been un
able to resign Itself to agree to con
ditions involving the abandonment of
half of Poland.
Await Soviet Answer
General Weygand's acceptance is also
subject to the answer which the Soviet
makes to the last note of Prince Kiigcuo
Sanleha. minister of foreign affairs.
Rnlshcvik forces now hold twenty
four miles nf the direct railroad between
nnrsuw anil Danzig, according to dls
I ,.nl,'mV,ro,m . the front today. Ihe sec-
, iiiiii nem
is in the Cirehnnnu- reclnn.
nrnw s communication with the
Danzig senport is thus severed.
Although Polish forces have aban
doned the town of Ostrnlenkn. they con
thine to occupy positions between the
Nnrew and Hug rivers, and are suffici
ently strong to defend Warsaw iu that '
The evacuation of Ostrolenka, how.
ever, involves a regrouping of the Pollnh
forces along the middle reaches of tjte
Pug river, where they are retreating
toward the river Liwlsc. east of War
saw. Along this stream the Poles have
., Soviet cavalry, involved in the opera
The swinginc movement to thn north
of this city, apparently planned to outV
flank thn defenses of Warsaw nnd force
the Poles to withdraw nrross the V,4
tula, is the greatest manoeuvre under-.
uiKi-n us yei v? me. jinisneyiKl. i is ,
supposed to be under thn leadership Vf .,"
General Toiicoeheski. After crossfnj',
Contlnunl on Vto Kercntorn, C'lumii ttn
gar y laMtf&y,? 4frg .r te&jfoiA& f&