Newspaper Page Text
, * M6-31921 T-T v . ..... .
isssS= Washington Jftetalb
NO- 538S TSXJSTfSJStS WASHINGTON. D. C.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 3, 1921.-SIXTEEN PAGES '5^5Kjl^Sr?5? - 0NE CErrr
I SOVIET REGIME
BY 90 PER CENT
I Reports to Hoover Show
I Economic Plight of
| Russian People.
I FAMINE CONDITIONS
[IN VOLGA VALLEY
I Few Provinces Produce
I Surplus Available to
I Conditions In Impoverished Russia
I which the United State, la PreP*r,n?
f to alleviate unofficially through the
I American Relief organisation In EuI
rope. 1>ave been brought about, acI
cording to careful Inve.tlgatloneonI
ducted by the Department of ComI
merce. through *he complete collapse
I of Industry and production under the
I Soviet regime.
I Russia's economic collapse, acI
cording to reliable reports to SecreI
tary Hoover, who. as head of the
I American Relief forces, is underI
taking to aid the starving people of
I that country is traced primarily to
I the fact that industry there has deI
creased 90 per cent as compared to
I the prewar period.
I Reports from reliable sources to
I Mr. Hoover shoy in striking figures
I Russia's economic plight.
I Pra4aetlM Greatly Redaeed.
industrial production during the
I vear 1920 in percentages compared
1 io prewar output was as follows.
I Pig iron. 2 per cent; copper ore.
I 0.6 per cent; iron ore 2 per cent.
I manganese ore, 1-6 per cent; salt,
ft per cent; rubber industry, 5 per
I cent; watch industry. 15 per cent;
I paper industry. 20 per cent;
I industry. 5 per cent; printing.
I per cent; production of coal. 20 per
I cent: cotton spindles operating.
I per cent; woolen cloth. 4 per cent.
I Before undertaking to reply to
r Maxim Gorky's appeal for relief to
I the starving Russians. Mr. Hoover
I ;ook occasion to inquire closely into
| actual conditions and reports reI
ceived indicate that the most acute
I famine area covers the Volga Valley
I from the Caspian Sea northward.
I The drought in this area would not
I he of such fatal character but for
'.he general decadence of agriculture
reduction of surplus in other regions
and in the decay of transposition.
rendering most difficult the
movement of such local surpluses as
So still exlstlaulkr
Examples of reports from the
Ilrougtn area shows the province of
E~amara sowing this spring only 58
Bber cent of the acreage cultivated
Bi.t year. In the province of Kasan.
Hi 00 acres usually cultivated were
L't sown at all- To the west of the
Kolga Valley less than 50 per cent
a the arable territory in the province
of Orel was sown, and in the
province of Tula only 20 to 35 per
~ent of the necessary seed for sowing
Overriding such local situations
theVe has been a steady decline in
agricultural production ever since
the revolution owing to the lack of
incentive to farmers to provide for
nore than their own needs, to the
shortage of seed and shortage of
mplementa. The urban population
has produced little to offer in exihange
and the currency repreciation
through the increase of currency
issues to over 1,000,000,000 of
roubles has rendered their accumulation
no attraction. From these
causes Russia, before even last
year's harvest had declined from a
I state producing from 6,000,000 to
I 10.000.000 tons of food for export to
I a condition where there was such an
I insufficient supply of food for the
I jities that the urban population has
| been reduced by about one half.
| Grain t'W Smaller.
I \n indication of diminished grain
I tops in 1SI1 is offered by the quanI
tites estimated to be requisitioned
I as taxes by the Soviet government.
I The total amount for all Soviet RusI
jia, except the Ukraine and TurkI
sstan. is 4.320.000 tons of grain, as
I against 7.614,000 tons in 1920. The
I potatoes estimated to be
1 tioned this year amount to 1,080.000
I tons as compared with 2,016.000 tons
l? 1920; 216.000 tons of ail seeds are
I to be requisitioned instead of 43.,I
??0 tons in 1920. The number of
I provinces where any surplus is inI
dicated for removal to other provI
Inces appears to have decreased
I from over twenty prewar to not
I more than four.
I There has been such deterioration
I ?f transportation that there is doubt
lis to ability to move the local surpluses
that do exist in the richer
Irraln producing provinces in Siberia
land the south to those areas which
I normally depend upon them.
i mourners await
I body of hatfield
I matewan. w. Vs., Aug. 2?Sia
Hatfield, picturesque Cumberland
mountain gunman came home today
(from his last battle. .
I Work In the mines was neglected,
ntores closed and mothers and their
tables clustered about the rickety
little railroad station here when the
tody of the falien chieftain arrived
from Welch, where. "SmilitT Sid"
End his lieutenant. Kd. Chambers fell
kit a pistol flght.
I There were ugly looks and threats
Iron women and men alike, as tne
|nob milled in the dusty railroad
Card while the body of the leader
In the Mingo County mine war. In
E rudely constructed pine coffin.
Slid down a plank to the station
Auto Turns Turtle
SIOMENCE. 111.. Aug. 2.?The autooblle
In which Governor ben Small
as touring Illinois roads, skidded
om the high**' near h,re to<Uy
>4 turned over.
The governor was uninjured. He
ith his companions, crawled from
nder the automobile,
Workers to Aid
U. S. and British Otter's
Denounced, as Vague
(Spaeial Cable to Tbs Washington XorUd
und Vnitod Haws.)
LONDON, Alf. 2.?With
20,000,000 people aeue^ by
tarratlea, Seilet Raaila. la
a maalfeite scat over tfce
rial wireless, addreaiei ta tke
"workers" at tke world, appeal*
to them ta fire kelp, ieclarta*
tke Brltlak aad Halted States
governments are making 'vafae
offers of aaslstaaee aader lasldioaa
Tkese terms would be tke
deatk klaw of Sovletlsm, would
re-establish Wklte rale la Rassla
and weald permit tke
Brit Ink sad American goverameats
ta seise a ska re la tke
aaaageaeat of Russia's luteraal
affairs, tke wireless declares.
Tke preseat famiae Is
deserlked as tke greatest calamity
slace tke famiae of 1891.
Starvation will beset Russia for I
tke rest of 1921 and extend into
1022, It Is stated, aad the disease
wklck Is laevltably aceompaaying
kungcr Is breakiag down I
the mornle of tke people,
Mweakeaed by sevea yearn of
lateraal aad external strife.**
Issued by the Third Iateraatioaale
aad signed hy representatives
from tweaty-oae nations i
iacladlag Baldwin of the I'alted
States, Bell of Eagland, Heehert
of (lermaay, Trotsky, Kiaevleff
aad Lenla of Russia, Bela Kun
of Huagary and Souvariae qf
France, the maalfento says
"blows are helag ralaed oa Rassla'*
at a moment whea she Is
well nigh ruined by seven
years of Imperialistic warfare."
RESULT IN DOUBT
Virginia Vote Heavy inj
RICHMOND. Va? Aug. 3?
2 uTO a. m.?E. Lee Trlnkle is
credited with u majority of 15,OOO
votea for the Democratic
gubernatorial candidacy aver
hla oppaaeat, Harry St. George
Tacker, according to .the eoaseasug
ef returns received here
from all sutltar af the Utate
at aa early hoar this ataruing.
The contest foe the lleateaaat
governorship Is closely contested
between Jullaa Gaaa and
Keaaeth N. Gllpla, while the
corporation commlsslonership is
conceded to Berkley D. Adams.
RICHMOND, Ta., Aug. 2.?The
i polls in the State primaries did net
close until nearly 7:30 f.n Virginia,
and up to 8:30 o'clock there were
few returns. Reports were made
to the headquarters of the candidates
for the governorship, however,
and these we-'e ->f such a
character as to leave the situation
generally in doubt.
The first precinct to report was
on? in Henrico County which gave |
Trinkle 20 and Tucker 13. The vote
in this city was heavier than ex-1
pected. Many women voted. The
belief was that a vast majority of
the women had voted for Senator
Trinkle and if that proves to be
so there is little question as to
the result. The Tucker people were
not conceding anything.
Reports from the leading cities
of the State indicate a heavy vote,
with some artistic claims being
made as to the size ?f the majorities
that the candidates will receive.
The fight for lieutenant governor
was between Gunn and Gilpin, with
I Gilpin the favorite at the outset.
There are four men in the race,
and it may be that Senator West
will make a strong showing. It
was not thought that W. B. Fitxhugh
would makc a showing in the
returns. E. C. Koikes, of this city,
candidate for the State corporation
commission in oppogjtion to Berkley
D. Adams, was putting up a stronger
fight than was expected.
There were only three places on
the State ticket to be filled, but
there were contests in many counties
and cities for the house and some
of these wei| understood to be
close. Only the vote from the cities
and towns were expected to be availC0NTINCED
ON PAGE TWO.
These local merchants
as appearing in today's H<
economies in seasonable mc
C. H. Bready A Co 3
Chestnut Farms Dairy.... 2
Claflin Optical 8
Delta Tours 8
Equitable Building 10
R. B. Fennell 10
Dr. Fitxgerald 8
J. M. Gidding Co t. S.
Hecht 4k Co 6
W. B. Hibba 11
Hub Furniture ... 5
D. J. Kaufman. 8
S. Kann Sons Co. 5
Lansburgh & Brother 5
Meyer's Shops.. 2
HARD FOR LIFE
AS END NEARED
Died During Collapse After
MOURNS FOR SINGER
Great Tenor Had Hoped
To Appear Again in
(Special Cable to The Waahin?tcn Herald
aad United New*.)
NAPLES. Aug. 2.?Prom every
corner of the civilised world wherever
the golden voice of Enrico
Caruso has been heard, from princesand
presidents, rich men and peasants.
messages of condolence to
the great tenor's family and to the
city and country he loved are pouring
in by wire, mail and cable.
All Naples, all Italy, in fact, Is
struck dumb with amased sorro* at
the passing of a national idol, for
no man in public life meant more to
Crowds Pray for Hiv.
His passing was lik? that of a
king. Great crowds of Neapolitans
gathered during his last hours and
knelt to pray in the street!* for his
recovery, until news came that the
wonderful spirit that had carried
him through the crisis months before
had failed in its last test and
that the voice would be heard no
The profound shock was heightened
by the fact that throughout the
happy weeks since his return to his
beloved horn . no hint of the approaching
end came either from the
master sing* r or his physician. Heports
that he was failing, that he
would never sing again, that he had
come home to die. were denied by
his friends and himself.
Had llraanifi Sladsff.
"I shall not die." he repeatedly
said. "I shall go back to America
and sing?better than ever."
Caruso believed It. too. He appeared
to gain in strength. Each i
day he visited the music room of
his home and hummed over the roles
of the operas In which he hoped to
be heard this winter. Occasionally
his favored friends listened to h'm
in the very private nearlngs. with
which he indulged his desire to try
the capacity of his voico. They
came away saying "ne is as good as
ever. A few months of sunshina
and ha will be the sld Caruso once
Hence the poignancy of the shock
that fell on Naples Monday. *n
apparently winning fight had collapsed
at the critical moment and
medical science could do no more
for him after the last futile attemnt
The funeral, if his countless
friends have their wishes, will be
one of the most impressive services
(ver conducted in Italy, comparable
only to that of royalty. The
place of the funeral is still undecided.
His wife, the former Dorothy
Ilenjamin. of N*-w York. Who
with the little Caruso baby, Gloria,
was at the bedside, when he died, is
prostrated with grief, and the affairs
connected with the sorrowful
aftermath of his death are in the
hands of her friends. Acute peritonitis
is given as the cause of
death. The first indication that it
might become fatal came one morning
while Caruso was listening to
one of the arias h? had made famous.
A sudden twinge brought his
physicians to his siJe.
Caruso and his father hurriei
from their country estate at SorCONTINUED
ON PAOE TWO.
. AT WEEKS' HOME
LANCASTER. N. H.. Aug. 2.?
President Harding began a week's
vacation in the White Mountains
today as the guest of Secretary of
War Weeks, who has a summer
lodge on the peak of Mount Prospect.
two miles from here.
The President. Mrs. Harding, and
a largo party that filled a dosen automobiles
motored over the winding
mountain road from Portland, Me.,
where they arrived aboard the Mayflower
early in the day.
President Harding lunched at
Crawford Notch in the heart of the
mountains and afterward played
golf there with Senators Frelinghuysen.
Hale and Phipps. The evening
was spent on the veranda of
the Weeks' homq/ which commands
a view of the mountains for miles
ING, AUGUST j. 1911.
whose ads arc listed here
:rald offer you exceptional
Chas. K. Miller, Inc.f...... 7
National Savings A Trust.. XI
Parker & Ankers g
Penn. Elec. A Gaa Co... g A 9
Peoples Drug Stores 7
Permanent Wave Shop?.. ?
Wm. Rosendorf ... 5
Railways and Steamboats.. 8
Stag Hotel.... . 8
P. H Smith Co 2
M. Stein Co.'. g
Steuart's Garage ' , 3
V. S. Shipping Board 11
Dr. Wright. .T g '
Woodward & Lothrop .... 18
Of City's Fair
To be Judged
Blond and Brunette Want
To Be "Mi** Wash'
The War* of wfc* wl"
elect -Mlm. WuklUM" ?
(llC Cipltil At MB
elaborate celebrate* at
tie City ???te?Wr T a?< ?. wl"
have tmr eaaeelvable 'XH of
beaatr from which ta make a
Anlraiti for the dUtlaettaa.
who have ?.l<a.ltte< their Motoaraaha
ta The HeraM. range all
?he way from the ??? "?"
aehaal girl ta the athletic aatdoar
girl. \A?4 *'r
brl>(> oat Mae aew aad a?re
ckaralil women, wha had refnlrd
to have their aletarea
Md la a ay way aatll The HeraM
made It ?oaalble ta wla a J
dlatlaetloa that aay girl woald
he praad ta dalaa.
-MUa Waahtnartoa" will be
rhaaea a? the arettleat of the
thoaaaad* of eharmlas yonng
wamea la the Dlatrlet. (the
ma>t, hawever. have <?all?rntloaa
other thaa beaaty. She
maat have a ?leaaU? maaaer
aad maat aoaaeoa polae aad
culture, for ahe mm*- re?ect
credit oa her home Hty.
\ She will even have an opportunity
ko win the distinction or being the
moat beautiful and charming woman
in the United States and the $5,000
golden Venus, offered by the officials
of Atlantic City. So It ia only natural
that Washington wants to be
sure that its moat beautiful young
woman is the one selected.
Any young woman living in Waan"
ington. or the immediate suburbs,
is eligible for the honor. It is only
necessary for her to bring her photograph
to The Herald office, or to call
at the office and let hTe Herald
arrange to have Bachrach take one.
CONTINUED ON PACE NINE.
WHITE SOX FREED
BY CHICAGO JURY;
Seven Players and Two(
CHICAGO, Aug. J.?The " Black j
the Jury after deliberating less than
three hours on the fate of the
seven former White Sox stars and
two alleged gamblers.
The defendants were charged
with conspiracy to throw the world
series of 1919.
The ball players acquitted are
Eddie Cicotte. Arnold Gandil, Joe
Jackson. George Weaver. Claude ^
Williams. Charles Risberg and
Oscar Felsch. The alleged gamblers
freed are Carl Zork. St. Louis
manufacturer, and David Zeler, Des
As snon as the "not guilty" verdict
was reached the ball players
and their lawyers leaped to their
feet and rushed to shake hands
with the jurors. There was a moment
of silence from the courtroom
when the verdict was read and then
a great "Hurrah!" arose. The dc- |
fendants slapped each other on the
back and shook hands all around.
It was reported that the verdict
was reached on the first ballot.
Most of the time was consumed by
the jury from 7:55 p. m, when it
retired, until 10:45 p. m. when the
verdict was reached, in consideration
of the instructions of Judge
The ball players had their photographs
taken in a group. The
courtroom crowd cheered Risberg
and danced around, while most of
the other defandants endeavored to ,
appear calm, although they ware
Confident of Verdict.
"I never had any doubt that I
would be freed." Buck Weaver said
"I have maintained my innocence
from the start."
Eddie Cicotte Immediately showed
the reporter a telegram to Mrs.
Eddie Cicotte. 2382 Central avenue.
Detroit. Mich. It contained Just
two words: "Not guilty." and was
signed "Daddy." '
Cicotte said: "I know why I was <
found 'not guilty." My wife and <
three kiddies were kneeling most 1
of today saying their prayers." He '
said he had no further plans than i
immediately going back to Detroit. I
Weaver to Ho nark.
Joe Jackson said he was glad he
was acquitted, hut that he would ,
not trv to get back Into organized
baseball. Chick Gandil said he had 1
never been worried. He said he j
would try to get hold of a good
ball club and manage it.
Buck Weaver was the only player
to say h* would make an effort to
break into organized baseball again.
He declared he would go to Prek-^
dent Charles A. Comiskey, of ttwi
White for. and nsk for his old Job
at third base. He said he would ,
be glad to go to .lodge Landis if
Comiskey suggested It.
After the freed plavers. mr- |
rounded bv ap admiring throng, got ,
out of the building they rushed to (
the telegraph offices to send the ,
news to their relatives and friends. |
DeciJv Slnrfrpr TA*t
Publication Privileged \
NEW T*ROK, Aug. 2.?The Su- '
preme '.Court here today held that 1
publication of the list of the alleged
slackers and deserters prepared and
issued .by the War Department ts
privileged as a matter of law. I
Justice Burr sustained the de- I
murrer of the New York World I
against Charles H. Hyman who sued (
for $100,000 damages following pub- l
licatlon of his name on the slacker I
ANOTHER BLUE SKY PROMOTION CONCERN NEEDS A|
[RECEIVER By J. N. Darling. I
WOMDE* IF TMtftt ] - ,
COULD HAVE ? >< -?
' WITH OUR P>C,U*IN<. ? ??_f
j NO CAiMIC*rNO COOKS
tlx / I KAU ,llt I , ,1, I , I "A'T??S.NO O^C?
RHINE WAR CLOUD DBMAND FA,R DEAL
L ~ F0K V. S. SHIPPING
MENACE TO PEACE, AmericiuitCharge BrUit/i
SAYS LORD BRYCE ? f
In Cotton Trade.
Declares Versailles Pact (tfMui cm. * n. <*?*.*.. *?.?'
? 0 . e -?T ?nd Ckic.ro Tribune.)
Fails to Satisfy Na- ,.oxd?n. a??.
tinnc 1 ?*rie* 0t poiferfiirfs ketlVllO.
ttvrrn rfpimcnlilivf* .of .tkf
Inltrd Staff" Skipping Board
WILLIAMSTOWX. Mass.. Aug. 2. and Liverpool ?hlp onprra be
... , ran hrrr today. The disean- There
13 no backer eloud preg- nln KllrKHI k,
nant with future storm hanging ItrltUh Intereata agalnnt Anaerlover
Europe now than that which ran Mhlp? iu the Egyptian cotdarkens
the banks of the Rhine." ton trade.
Thus spoke Viscount James It In alleged that Egyptian
Bryce today in his second lecture eotto>< ahlppera are n ine Engbefore
the Institute of Politics. lUh :ihlpa between Alexandria
He declared the work of the men and Liverpool although tbe
who framed the Versailles treaty Amerleaa rate 1a twenty ahlllhad
received in Europe "nothing Inga per ton cheaper.
but censure." and continued: * The Engllah rt-ply that thl?
"There is not one of the treaties thmm overbalanced
of 1919-20 which is not now already^ by. higher rate of laauranee
admitted to need amendment, while rhnrged by the underwrite on
some are seen to lead straight to rgr~oea carried on American
future wars. One hears people say. shipping Roard veaaela.
The sort of peace that tnese ne- Xhe United Statea Shipping
gotiators have given us is as bad Board Is reprraented at the eonx*
wa? thc war.* ference by Praak Ferrla who
Saya Mra Failed. will hear both aide* of the eoa"Popular
prejudices, popular pas- trove ray and report to Waahsions
and cupidities, bad to be hon- Ington where the rmalt will be
ored or gratified. Moreover, the given oat.
task was of unprecedented diffl- (Capyrijht. 1921.)
culty. . New states had to be
created. territories redistributed, DDHDFDTV
indemnities secured, and all on a ft* UK* HAL rKLPrtjKi I
scale comparatively greater than AUCTIONS DENIED
any international congress ever be
fore had attempted. A task so ^ie %Var Depar,ment and the
great needed not politicians of the _ . . _ *** ?.
usual type, but supermen. Such F*dtr*1 Bu"?u of ?,Ehw?" "e
men did not appear." making a check up of the flispoIn
melancholy, rather than bitter, sition that has been made by the
manner Lord Bryce said in regard various States of millions of dollars
to France and Germany: worth of motor trucks, machinery
"Dissatisfaction has been freely bulldinc material, of other
expressed in France that the treaty
of Versailles did not detach from Kinds that have been turned over,
Germany and assign to France, all to states by the tederal goverathe
German-speaking lands west of ment- . ... .
the . Rhine. It is argued their pos- At th.e. Bureau of Highways it
session would have secured great sajd yesterday that a report
strategical advantages and indus- JJJf1 m,lllons of dollars worth of
trial benefits this Property has been sold at aucDeneuia.
tion or olhen%.ise disposed of Is
Hatred la Mutual. not founded on fact. In a great
"But it may be doubtful whether majority of the States, said Thomas
France would not have suffered H. McDonald, chief engineer of the
more politically than she could have Bureau of Highways, the property
sained materially by an error which has been carefully and property
Qermany committed when she an- conscsrved.
nexed Alsace and Lorraine in 1871,
taken would have l/en disaffected RELICS SHOW FATE
and no German would have ceased flV I /)CT / f A1\]K f? J?
to plan and work for the recovery \Jr LjU&M. M ill?ADiV
cf German lands. ??"Some
have argued that as VANCOUVER, B. C-. Aug. 2. A
France desired to keep Germany from Australlia today stated
weak lest she should again become wreckage has been found at Lord
formidable, it might have been a Howe Island, which leaves no doubt
more promising policy to dismem *>ut that the New York tanker
ber Germany In the hope that Canastota which "hag been missing
the dismemberment would revive for six weeks, has been lost.
the old particularistic spirit among the
German populations and thus j |
keep the southern states, such as ?r a * ?
Bavaria, from trying to reunite. MlSS Washington
"This war has shown one unprecedented
feature painful in the When she is selected the
prospect it opens. The victors bear District will know the name
is much resentment against the ?* prettiest and most at/anquished
as the vanquished do tractive girl and Atlantic City
igainst the victors." will make her the honor guest
at a remarkable pageant and
Oklahoma Seeks Help. celebration.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. t-With ? Washington Herald 1.
approximately 400 cases ot pellagra v
reported In thirty-four ot the State s If voorleventy-seven
counties. State Health ,, ^?a,h h<. ih nirif.
Commissioner Dr A. l^wls an- see
nounces he would ask the aid of .
Federal health authorities to fight*
ng the disease. 11 11
WILL BE DEBATED
BY DAIL EIREANN
Members in Jail Likely to
Be Released to Attend
(Srtcini Cn Vie to The W&shinjrtos Her\ld
tad Chicago Tribune.)
By JOII\ STEKLE.
LONDON. Aug. 2.?Ireland still!
preserves sphinx-like silence on j
Great Britain's peace proposals and
it is likely it will continue to do,
so for another week or more.
Eamonn de Valera has consulted
practically all of his colleagues of!
Pail Eireann. as well as many local !
leaders of the Sinn Fein, and all '
that remains to be done is to lay |
the proposals before a full meeting
of Dail Eireann.
This, a report from Dublin today
said, probably will be done sometime
this week or early next.
36 Membera Await Release.
It has been definitely declared
that there will be no partial meeting:
of the Dail, which means that
before such a momentous gathering
can take place the thirty-six
members now imprisoned or Interned
must be released.
Release of these men then w!ll
b? the final signal that a crisis In
the negotiations fs approaching.
Mr. de Valera refuses to ask formally
for their release because this,
h thinks, might be construed as
acknowledgment of Great Britain's
right to imprison them, btrt ft Is
an open secret here that Great
Britain is willing to waive that
point and would consider an order
by De Valera summoning to a full
meeting the men In jail as a request
for their reTsase.
Would Meet la DrtlN.
If such a meetinc is catted ft
will be held In the Mansion House
at Dublin and the session will be
In the meantime It Is reported
that Lloyd George and De Valera
hav? been In frequent communication
on minor points the messengers
being trusted lieutenants who
go and come quietly without recognition.
Ulster, of course. Is still the crux
of the problem, but much Is hoped
for from Sir James Craig's visit
to T^ondon tomorrow.
The British house of commons Is
becoming impatient over the continued
secrecy In Irish affairs
Replying to Cot Archer Shee. a
leading Tory, this afternoon, who
had asked whether. In view of the
fact that De Valera had made the
proposals known at a secret meeting
of Dsll Eireann. Lloyd George
could not do the same at a secret
session of commons. Austen Chamberlain
said merely that the premier
hoped to make a statement
before the end of the session.
Rev. Dr. Haden Leaves.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Au(. I.
?The Rev. Thomas H. Hadden. D. D..
who has been spending the past
year in the United States, left hi;
home at Crozet. this county, early
last w*ek for San Francisco, from
whl6h place he will sail for Honolulu^o
attend the Pan-Paclflq Educational
Conference. He wllll rehume
his work In Japan In
SILESI AN CLAIM
Ready to Insist Teutess
Be Given Purely German
MUST BE FOLLOWED
France Expects Belgian
Support in Demand for
(tpMdal Cable U Tba Wiski^^ HaraM
a?d Uaitoi Vawt.)
UONDON. Aug 2.?Great Britain
will enter the meeting of the supreme
council on August S determined
not to permit Silesia to becomc
It is stated emphatically on reliable
authority (hat Great Britain
is still standing pat on th? results
of the plebiscite and will demand
immediate transfer to Germany of
the purely German districts and to
Ptrfand of the purely Polish districts.
Great Britain insists that tbo
troops already on the scene be
transferred to the debated territory,
but also insists that they ar* sufficient
in their present numbers to
cope with any duties that may
Oppowm French Drmandi.
France will insist on the immediate
dispatch of reinforcemetea.
but the British foreign office declates
France must ad vanes
stronger reasons for so doing than
have been#put forward so far before
Great Britain will assent. According
to an attache of the French
embassy, Belgium is being asked
to participate in the meeting.
France expecting Belgium's support.
At the same time Belgium
could be expected to bring up again
the question of the mar criminals.
Juco-Slavia also will be asked to
attend and Italy hopes to reintroduce
the Albanian question.
Hanfy *ake Statement.
Replying to a query as to just
what would the role of CoL George
Harvey, the United States Ambassador
to Great Britain at the supreme
council meeting, the French eraibassy
*?*Mr. Harvey's role will be purely
that of a listener but if he should
be asked questions he m-ill reply. He
may volunteer some statements."
According to influential Frenchmen
in London. Premier Br i and will
ask the English representatives if
they do not believe n satisfactory
and advisable to associate the allied
governments with the Hoevor BeJ.ef
*ay Join Hoover C'SMpalga.
n Iwmiw evident that the
enteme believe, America", human,tarian
efforts on Russia's b, half
might freatc an atmosphere of gratitude
in Russia toward America which
would place the entente nation* In
a contrastingly dim light which. It
(ln.n,VT ,n"*ht b' Prejudicial to th?
financial interests of the entente
nations, when Russia again be-*
come. stabilized There U a desire
therefore, to participate in the Hoo,h.,?.mpa"rn
for the "ttZt
that it would have.
Lloyd Ceogre w<il go to the suPreme
council for the I?er <a), of
the conference " "
PURCHASE OF SHIPS
RIO DE JANEIRO. Aug 2_Th.
Brazilian press place* little cred"lce
the report from N>? York'
Und fo^tH 18 n*rotlatln? Kmland
for the purchase of two battleships.
and it i* believed that the
,hrourt?? *-? t.
terpretation of the work of th.
Brazilian naval commission This
now I. J. France ..quidat.ng
affair* connected with former German
.hips leased by PraaU to the
h?? I1*4'1 p*>,n'" out that this rumor
foA 12 Cirrul?'-" rnanV time, be
J. D^^,n"nU 1,1,00 th'
r persistence with which it
recur, every few months *
OA LIQUOR RING
J * AuK" l-?<*?<? lJindi*
and Mrs James W Walsh, alleged
eaders of the de luxe liquor ring
Which Is Mid to hav- Meddled between
?, r?.00(V and J100.000 worth of
booze to prominent Chicagoana Aa
additional warrant wai. s'rned for
.k Mrf-r,th- who *?? indicted
With the others.
^\alsh was living under lease lit
the home of Municipal Judge Gemmill
la-t Eebruarv w h. n the piaca
was raided It was said to be th*
Chicago headquarter* of the boatlegging
activities, the liquor being
brought from Detroit and*then distributed
by truck to customer* her*.
GRABS HAIR RIBBON
AND SA VES HER LIFE
KENOSHA. Wis., Aug. T A
bright colored hair ribbon saved the
life of little S-year-old Margaret
r*tterson here today, mi aided tycar-old
Jimmy Easton to become a
The Uttle girl was wading In Pika
Creek and went over her head. Th*
lad saw her go down and could ?e? j
only h little piece of blue rlbboa
In the circling water. eH grabbed
this and then later the girl's hair
and pulled her out of the water.
Rcsnue- worked twenty minute* ?
revive the gtfrl.
Woman Robbed bf "SO.
While shopping In a dov-ntowa
department' store early yeaterda"
afternoon. Mra. Amelia Llbby
First street southeast, was robbed
of $S? picked from her pv-kttboofc.