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RAY CHAPMAN, CLEVELAND SHORTSTOP, KILLED BY BAIL
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NUMBER 11,624. !r&r' WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING^ JTUGUST 17, 1920. IClosuf Wall Street Prices 1 ~THREE CENTS EVERYWHERE.
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Why in the Baltic?
I . Throwing the Javelin.
Some Real Government.
Welcome to 800,000.
Br AKTHL'R BRISBANE ?
(Copyrtfbl, 1?X? >
United States warship* are sent
to the Baltic. Why? Are we at war
with Russia7 Has Congress authorized
anybody to declare war
or take warlike measures? What
are United States ships doing in
the Baltic? Are they Just parading
up and down, or laying the foundation
for a tight with Ruaaia that
will call for more men to go abroad
and be shot?
You are told that the Peace
I League would not necessarily _
mean war. But you notice that
merely TALKING about the Peace
League puta the Administration In
a mood that comes so near war as
to be interesting.
What have we to do with events
on .the shores of the Baltic? What
concern is it of ours?
If you want more war, if you are
anxious to buy for J100 more bonds
that drop down around $80, if you
want another doae of profiteering,
vote for the Peace I^eague and you
will have all those things.
Yesterday the New York Even- ^
Ing Post, owned in the office of
J. Pierpont Morgan and Company,
came out formally "for the League
of Nations and Cox." No wonder.
One big war made Morgan and Company
gigantically rich. Did it 1
make you gigantically rich?
You can guess what more war
' woukl do for Morgan. What 1
would it do for you?
1 In the Olympic games Finns
beat all comers and all records in
hurling the javelin. You are interested
to see that these men of
the North have retained tfce (
muscles and skill used in primitive .
Beyond that you care little d
about javelin hurling, which is ?
throwing a long, slight stick, sharp t
at one end.
There was a time when the fate b
of armies and nations might-de- .
pend on the work such as that of
the mighty Finn. The Parthians,
from whose method of fighting we
get our "Parthian shot," con- '
quered their enemies because they i1
knew, better than others, how to |f
throw a spear from a moving i
Little we care now about the r
javelin, the Parthians, how they <]
worried the great Lucullus, or (
> about the fact that Lucullus should i
W included among the world's
great soldiers whenever Alexander, 1
Caesar, and Napoleon are named,
was, perhaps, ablest of them I?
( alii except Alexander.
This country Is running th# 1
Island of San Domingo, for the t
benefit of the Dominican people, i
The theory is that the Dominican ,
people do not know how to run
themselves, and apparently they l
The military governor sent there
by the United States seems to have 1
good ideas on government. He re- i
ports that the bonded debt of the 1
San Domingo Republic is being '
paid off rapidly. One loan, heavy J
for the Island, will be paid off in
1925, instead of 1958, as planned. (
Another payment will be complete (
in 1922 instead of 1938. I
Money saved by economy in gov- 1
ernment has built good roads, public
buildings, port improvements,
and there are schools for all the
You would almost suggest that
our military governor in San Domingo
be brought here to run this
country. He seems to be wasted on
so small a place.
However, as it happens, San Domingo
is simply managing San Domingo:
it is not trying to finance
the whole of creation outside of
San Domingo. I
A traveler reports that Italy is
ready to send 800,000 men to the
United States to work. The 800,000
would be welcome; any one of half
a dozen States could keep them '
all busy, to their profit and to the j
profit of the State.
The theory is alleged to be that i
' Italy makes her profit in the wages l
earned and sent back by Italian i
workers that come here. She is
welcome to the profit. 1
Every dollar that an Italian '
workman sends from here to Italy
Is earned at least three times. !
When he gets back there, It is
spent; the work he does here ere- i
ating new farms, building roads,
etc., remains. I
Mrs. Seth Barton French, about 1
to sail for Europe, gives the news* 1
papers for publication "an awak- 1
cnlng call to young America."
Mrs. French, much opposed to
Bolshevism, fears that it may |
< spread, and urges young Americans
with inherited wealth to set
a good example and do something
for the country. She doesn't call
it useful to play tennis, polo, throw
the medicine ball, or have your
vaiet dress you. She thinks young
men that do no work encourage
The lady might write another
call to "wake up old America."
Fathers of the young spendthrifts,
men that raise the price of sugar
to twenty-five cents, or raise the
wages of their workmen 15 per
cent, as did the woolen trust, and
then discharge all the workmen,
The prosperous class, that controls
finance, urges the people to
buy Liberty bonds to their last
dollar, and later on charges them
7 per cent for helping them carry
those Liberty bonds, does more to
encourage Bolshevism than the
i poor little aas who spends his days
playing polo and his more idle mo
NO 'BEAN BALL'
? Tria Speaker
Cleveland Manager Exonerates
New York Twirler for Death
TODAY'S GAME POSTPONED
foung Bride of Star Shorstop
En Route From . Home to
NEW YORK. Ail*. 17.?Ray
Jhapman, shortstop of the Cleveand
American League baseball club,
ied at 5:30 o'clock this morninp in
it. Lawrence Hospital from a fracured
skull, received yesterday when
truck on the left temple by a base-1
>all pitched by Carl Mays, Yankee
MAYS BLAMES UMPIRE.
Mays declared this morning, before
le had heard that Chapman had died,
hat the Injury was due to a rough ned
surface on the ball.
"It was the umpire's fault." he delared.
"A roughened spot on a li#11
-sometimes even a scratch?will
naKe a ball do queer thins*.
The ball that hit* Chapman was a
ast <Jie that took a fierce Jump as
t apfroached the plate. Chapman
lever had a chance to get out of the
"Umpires are instructed to throw
nit balls that hav? been roughened.
rhl|> on* was atlejytf to stay In the
fame by tew fSWfcSffy. who was
impirlng at the plate."
.Mays was told of Chapman's
leath by an International News Servce
reporter after he had related the
itory of the accident. He aald he had
lothlng to say except that he was
SPEAKER EXONERATES MATS.
Trls Speaker, manager of the Cleveand
club, declined to say anything
ibout the accident, except that Mays
a as In no way responsible. He
tgreed that a roughened ball probibly
made It take the hop that caused
he death of the Cleveland shortstop.
Mrs. Chapman, who became the
t/all players's bride after the close of
the 1910 baseball season. Is to arrive
nere today. She was apprised of her
husband's injury by wire.
Col. T. L. Huston was shocked when
(Continued on i'a?e 12, Column 6.)
Betrothed in Britain Attend
School to Learn Cupid's
LONDON, Aug. 17.?Eugenlp courtships
are being conducted this month
it the Heme Ray beach, near Lonlon,
where crowds are swarming to
witness the spectacle of lovers, certified
as medically fit, enjoying the
isppy Interlude between engagement
The couples are enrolled as stulents
of the summer School of Eugenics
and Civics, whose numbers are
limited to ninety-nine. The official
reason given for this odd figure is
that "experience shows that such a
number is neither unwieldy non
In every case the engagement has
been preceded by the exchange of detailed
medical vertlflcates, and It is
held that the summer study of
eugenics of healthily matched men
?nd girls'under conditions prevailing
?t Heme Bay gives the students an
Ideal opportunity to discover whether
(hey are mated as well temperamentally
Spectators sre disappointed at the
course pursued by eugenic love.
They say It lacks the abandon of tho
uncertified spooning of lovers who
splash together in the sea and sprawl
about on the sands. The students
are extremeljr self-conscious. "If this
sad. scientific romancing grows we
shall soon hear no more of the saying
that all the world loves a pair of
lovers," Is the verdict of noneugenlc
ments in wondering what the country
is coming to.
The men that are building up
dissatisfaction in this country and
stirring up trouble for themselves
are the men that have plenty and
could well afford to stop.
They will not do it, howev?M\ and
that is why they probably have
serious worries ahead.
COX WILLING TO VISnj
TENN. FOR SUFFRAGE
Governor Cox is willing to go
to Nashville to plead for suff
Advices to this effect were received
today by the National
Woman'a Party. Democratic
leadera In Tennessee advised him
yesterday not to come. On the
other hand. the. suffragists are
pleading with him to go, Invited
or uninvited. If he Anally decides
to bo. It Is expected he
will leave Immediately after his
' address befofe the Democratic
state convention In Columbus
Only three votes now stand
between ratification and defeat,
Alice Paul announced toda>.
Without three more votes the
suffragists cannot hope to win.
"Only Governor Cox can now
save the situation," she said.
"Appearing before the legislature
and making personal appeal
would have tremendous effect.
Even If his appeal failed,
the ??men of the country would
be immeasurably grateful to
Escaped Convict Fires Two Bullets
toto Sergt. Arthur B.
Detective Sergeant Arthur B.
Scrivener, youngest and one of the
best-known members of the headquarters
bureau, was shot twice at
noon today by Thurman Alexander
Brown, escaped convict whom the
police have been hunting for months.
One bullet pierced an arm and a
second struck him In the hip, as he
closed In on the negro.
Scrvener's watch, in a vest pocket,
saved his life, according to doctors
who dressed the wound. But for the
imeplece the bullet, of .3S-callber,
would have pierced his abdomen.
The gun fight took place near the
K .street market, following a chase
of blocks from the vicinity of the
Juvenile Court, where the three detectives
first saw Brown.
KNOWN AS "BAD MAN."
Thurman Brown has for years held
a reputation in Washington as a "bad
man." When he escaped from the Atlanta
penitentiary several months ago
the Washington bureau of police was
The Department of Justice verified
reports that reached Inspector Grant,
however, and the latter immediately
put all police in the city on the lookout.
About one month ago a battle was
fought for several hours between detectives
and Brown in the woods of
Anacostla. At that lime Detective
Sweeney said he was certain he had
All members of the department
knew him by sight. He is about
twenty-seven years old. and was sent
to the "pen" for twenty years for a
series of housebreakings and attacks.
When Brown saw the detectives approaching
he ran. During the chase
he dodged through buildings and
eluded the detectives for blocks.
Scrivener became separated from
Kelly In the chase. He met Brown
face to face near Fourth and K
streets and yie shooting began.
Scrivener, with Detectives Kelly and
Sweeney, were chasing Brown, who
leaped on the running board of a moving
automobile to escape pursuit. He
stuck his revolved In the face of the
driver and commanded him to put
Detective Scrivener saw this. A
Kord car stood at the cub with engine
running, and the detective Jumped
Into It and pursued.
Brt>wn then began firing. One of
the bullets plecer the windshield of
Scrivener's car. knocking his arm from
the steering wTieel and the car swerved
Into a tree and stopped. Scrivener
also had been firing, but ceased when
the auto halted.
Evidently thinking the detective
was out of cartridges, the negro left
the auto he had boarded and came
running back brandishing his revolver
and declaring. "I've got jrou
where I want you now."
Instead of retreating Scrivener
leaped on the negro, and flrown fired
a second shot which was deflected by
the detective's watch, but entered his
side. The watch Is believed to have
saved Scrivener's life.
Though wounded twice, Scrivener
held Brown, disarmed him, and when
the other detectives arrived had commandeered
n truck to lake his prisoner
to the Second precinct station.
Scrivener was treated at Emergency
Hospital and then returned to duty.
W TO VOTE
First Ballot Will Be Taken When
Favorable Report Is
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17.?
Suffrage hopes are high for ratification
of the Nineteenth amendment
by the Tennessee house of representatives
Ratification of the 8usan B. Anthony
Federal woman suffrage amendment
vw put squarely up to the house
when Representative T. K. Riddlek
moved concurrence In the senate ratification
resolution, passed a few days
ago by the upper branch.
Representative Riddlek, In placing
his motion, told the public that 'if
ratification of the nineteenth amendment
Is defeated, "no member couM
hope to avoid the odium of this defeat."
"The senate has vindicated Itself,"
he said, "and we have the written
pledges of sixty-two metnbers of the
house. What do you say to violation
of a written pledge?"
RAILROADS ASK FOR
200 MILUON LOAN
U. S. Requested to Advanoe
Huge Sum to Speed Up
Request* for loans of approximately
I20rt.000.000 of the $*00,000,000 Government
revolving fund for the railroads,
provided by the Cummlns-Ksch bill,
have been made by the Association of
Railway Executives, the Interstate
Commerce Commission announced today.
The use of the money Is asked for
increased equipment for the movement
of freight. No recommendations hava
been made for the extension of*loans
for passenger equipment.
The association has recommended
that the following loans be made to
the railroads under the provisions of
the Cummlns-Esch bill: $8,117,000 for
rebuilding of freight cars. $78,289,000
for additions and betterments to
equipment for expeditious movement
of might, $29,054,121 for the construction
of locomotives, $52,819,493
for the purchase of freight cars, $2$.800.$75
to meet maturities.
WILL RESIGN BERTH
Paris, Aug. 17.-?-The resignation of
Paul Desehanel, as President of the
Republic of France, has now been
definitely decided upon and the turbulent
International situation Is the
only factor which delays putting Into
action a cut-and-dried program
mapped out for hia retirement and
the choice of a successor.
In the face of the many rumors
that have filled the polltlral air here
on this subject, the correspondent is
able today to give an outline of the
M. Deschanel has already offered his
resignation In n communication to
Premier Mlllerand. In view of the
Russo-Pollsh crisis, however, which
requires more than ever a solid
political "home front" In the etvtente
countries, the premier and hia
colleagues have prevailed upon the
President to remain In office until the
situation has calmed down.
i WILSON IS EIGHTH
PARIS, Aug. 17. ? President
Wilnon ia eighth on the Hat of the
greatest men growing oat of the
world war, as aelected by the readera
of the magaiine "Je Saia Tout"
after several months' votiftg. The
liat, based upon the greateat number
of votea received, follows in
Marahal Foeh, ex-Premier Clemenreau,
Marahal Joffre, Marahal
Petain, (General Gallen, King Albert,
Premier Lloyd George, and
President Wilaon. Genrral Pershing.
Secretary of War Bnker, and
other Americana were far in the
1* J& \
LONDON, Aug. 17.?Owen Mo*r?
the American motion picture actor
former husband of Mary Pirkford
warn injured here yesterday when at
airplane in which he waa starting t<
Faria crashed to the ground at ai
SPY ARMY TO
New British Secret Service I
Ordered to Take Terrorist
Chiefs Dead or Alive.
WJIII.IN, Air. 17.?Oar rlTlllia
waa killed at ad aattkrr w?u<r<
lirlx the irirrk ?f a koiur by
Brltlah aoKlrra at I)m7(ill*ii
<*naty lorlt. ar-rardlng ?e a nra
agr '? thai plare today.
A a^uad of thirty Britlab aaldlrn
yeaterday raided tkr ruataaaaa keaaf
DUBLIN, Aug. 17.?Britain's wa
machine in Ireland is to be furthe
augmented by the support of a com
pleted equipped "do or die" secjre
service army especially enlisted fo
duty in the blood-ridden districts o
the Erin Isle.
AMKRIC AKH MKHVK.
More than 4,000 ex-army officer!
among whom aj? Included many ad
venturoua Americana who served 1
the Brltlah and Canadian forces, mak
up the membership of the army detec
tlve* who are sworn to rid the lslan
of the so-called "extremists" an
"terrorists" who are responsible fo
the present reign of murder and ar
War Office officials are Indirect!
quoted as saying the Irish questlo
will come to a head within betwee
two weeks and a month While the
do not describe the means whereb
this end will be accomplished. It I
understood that they are relying to
great extent on the campaign to li
(Continued on Page 3. Column 2.)
"SHAKE MEAN SHIMMY,"
| MAN INFORMS M)G
Court Telia Prosecuting Woman It 1
No Crime to Emulate Writhing*
of St, Vitus.
CHICAGO, Aug 17.?An Invltatlo
to shake the shimmy does not constl
tute disorderly conduct In Chlcagi
Mre. Belle Hoffman thought It dl
and appeared In the Rnglewnod coui
to press her charge against Thomi
Delaney. a dapper watchman In
"He hit my thlrteen-year-old-boy
she told .ludge l.abtiy, "and then h
leaned over the hark-yard fence an
hollered at me so that all the nelgl
bors could hear: 'Johanna come oi
In the alley and 1 shake the shin
"I had him arrested," she aali
Delaney denied that he struck U
hoy. I'll admit 1 ahake a mea
shimmy. 1 am conaldered one <
the beat ahlmmy dancers In* Ch
i ago." Delaney said to the Judg
Delaney declared that he has nevi
Invited Mrs MofTman to Join him I
Ihe folk dances flrst popularised t
St. Vitus. Judge l.abuy discharge
D' taney when Mrs Hoffman was ui
able to produce witness to ahow thi
he struck her son.
in Test Vo
U. S. SHIPPING
American Builders Petition Public
to Demand They Be
By LEE EUJMAKER.
latrraatloaal Krwi *frrlrf.
Repeal of all treaties with foreign
nations "which make it impossible
for American vessela .to compete successfully
for their share of foreign
trade" is urged in a "message to the
public" circulated here by the committee
of American shipbuilders.
BILLION IN FREIGHTS.
"The repeal of detrimental treaties
la provided for In the Jones merchant
marine act." the committee
declares. "Sea borne exports and Imports
of the United States last year
aggregated about f 10,000,000.000 In a
value. Freight* on theae are estimated
to hair* been about $1,000,- I
"Here la a prise af mss rcaarrw I
, that the (altetl State* has keea ?!? "
l|( away, a prise that la three jean
' ussM pay the coat af the war-built a
It Aaserieaa awiekaat mmrtme," the eaat- I
9 aslttee eaatlanea. "That pr.'ae la tut I
I If we place oar trade fleet la a pas I- I
tlaa where U eaa flght for the cosa- I
, aent af lli *wa rssstry. This raa *
slf he 4*ae hr tha reveal af treaties
I *OW haaprrtsi the . accosspjlshateat
of this ra?."
HUGS BRITISH EARNINGS. G
The commute points to the great
profits made by the British merchant
Flfsrw are qaoted to a how that
while Ksflsat ahawa aa execaa af lasporta
over ex port a, the earslsss of
Brltlah ahlpplag aloae aflTaet the ielrlk
"In the year before the outbreak of G
the war. the foreigners' bill against t*
(Continued on Page 7, Column 8) r
* MANNIX ADVISED BY
POPE TO AVOID ERIN:
Church Doesn't Want Political ?
Martyrs, Pontiff Reported
To Have Said. I
lyONDON, Aug. 17.?rope Benedict ^
XV has telegraphed to Archbishop *"
r Mannlx advising him not to attempt ?
I- to go to Ireland to visit his mother, _
it according to a Central News dispatch
r from Rome today. The Pope is re,f
ported by the Central News to have 1
addressed the Cardinals telling them
lhat the Roman Catholic Church does *
not desire "political martyrs."
" Cardinal l^ogue, Archbishop of Ar- "
" magh, Ireland, ha* issued a statement :
n saying that the Catholics of Ireland
e feel called upon by their sense of ^
honor and duty to protest against the 1
d insulting, treatment by the British 1
<1 government of Archbishop Mannlx, 1
r who Is not alloweid to set foot on his
native soil because he exercised his
right of criticism." p
y The statement protests against the t>
n Indignity to the Australian arch- u
n bishop as an Invasion of the rights j,
y of citizenship and because It Is a a
y procedure provocative to further uns
rest and Irritation on the part of t
a Irishmen. a
ONE DEAD FROM DUEL
ON TRAIN IN KENTUCKY '
ERARBOlTRVIL,LR. Ky., Aug. 17 C
Alexander Baker is dead and Theodore Ii
1.ytle wounded as a result of a pistol t
duel between the two men on a train d
Is at Matchester station near here yes v
terday. According to passengers. Baker i
opened Are on Lytle during a heated | g
n argument over business matters, j s
shooting him in the thigh. L.ytle Id
immediately returned the Are, shoot e
. ing four times. Baker died almost
pt Instantly. I
SOVIET RULE SETUP \
\ BY LARGE CITY .
; IN NORWAY
ie LONDON, Aug. 17.?Following i
n a revolution, a Soviet republic has , <
>f been set up at Drontheim, Norway, i *
'* the Soviet government wireless
from Moscow announced yesterday. ,
There Is no city of Drontheim in j
Norway. Trondjem is probably re- ,
v ferrtd to. It is one of the largest ' t
?t cities in the country and la about t
300 miles north of C'brietianla. It
. _ . -.. . r .
WARSAW HAS HAD
A STORMY CAREER
Warsaw haa had a stormy and
dramatic career in history. It
became the capital of the kingdom
of Poland earljr In the aeventeenth
century, when the seat
of government waa moved there
From 1796 to 1806 It waa In
tposaeaslon of the Prussian*.
From 1807 to 1813 It waa the
capital of the Duchy of Warsaw.
In 1813 It became capital of the
new kingdom of Poland.
In 1830 Waraaw roae against
Russia, but in the following year
the armies of the Czar entered
Warsaw lies on the left bank
of the Vistula river, which la
spanned by a celebrated bridge,
partly destroyed when the Germans
occupied the city In 1915.
It was formerly a "walled city"
with eleven gates. A semi-circle
of sixteen forts defended It.
Warsaw has many beautiful
buildings and next to 1-od* Is
the moat Important Induatrial
city in Poland. It ilea on a hill
commanding a fine view of the
tampers Faces Task of Copin(
With Radicals Trying to
All the skill displayed by Samue
iompers in the past may be require*
3 steer American labor clear of th<
evolutionary waters toward whicl
European labor is tending.
EXTREMISTS IN ACTION.
According to labor ofTielals here
tie extremista In the Federation an
nltlng to force It to follow th<
ollcy of British labor on the Bol
heviats. Behind thia move, they da
lare, are the labor "rebels" in thi
armer-Labor party who hava deflei
he Federation's non-partisan poll!
y?l policies and the socialists.
Declaring Its opposition to thi
fnited States giving aid to the Polei
s fight the soviet government, th
eattle Central I^abor Council o
cattle, Wash., has wired Oomper
sking that the executive council o
he Federation Immediately define It
ollcy on war, particularly in regan
o the Russian situation., it wa
A resolution similar to tha on
dopted by the Chicago Federatioi
f I Jtbor* call'og for a general atrik
f American labor If aid is given th'
'oles will come before the conven
Ion of the International Machlnlsti
association, the third largest organ
sation In the Federation and one o
he moat powerful laboi; bodies I]
he country. It la stated here.
2.000 TO ATTEND CONVENTION.
The convention will be held li
tochester, N. Y? next month and wil
e attended by 2,000 delegatea. Th
nlon includes In its. membership i
arge part of the workers in th
raenals and navy yarda.
It was one of the delegates froc
his union who Introduced the Rus
Ian resolution adopted by th
'hlcago Federation. Several of th
nachinlst locals In Chicago ha
revlously adopted resolutions of
imllar tone. It become known to
What the British Tqades Unto
'ongress, which meets shortly, wil
iavp to say on the Russian policy o
he American Federation of L*bor a
I< fined at the Montreal conventlor
k-hlch by a majority vote declare
ts opposition to the present Sovle
[overnment and adopted a report dc
icribing Bolshevism as "hldeou
loctrlne," will be awaited with Intel
Timothy Healy. of the Internatlom
Jnion of Stationary Engineers, an
?rs. Sara Conboy, secretary of th
Jnlted Textile Workers of Amerlci
vlll represent American labor at th
PI.AN NEEDI.K TRADE* WERUEK
In F.urope at the present time ar
lenjamln Schlesslnger. president c
he International ladles' Oarmer
itakers' Union, and officials of th
\maigamated Clothing Workers c
America, conferring with British an
'rench labor leaders on a prograi
or a world federation of needl
Schlessinger's organisation, one <
he richest unions In the America
Vderatlon, Is a Socialist body. Th
Vmalgamated f'lothlng Workers <
America. formed hy secesslonlsl
rom the federstlon snd now the moi
jowerful Independent labor body I
he United States. 1s regarded as
ilaltst In Its tendencies.
Deny Foe Has Entered City.
Assert Some Important
NO REPORT FROM MINSK
Reds Thrown Back Across Bug
River, Warsaw Communique
PARIS, Aug. 17 (5:30 p. m.)?
The Polish counter offensive is developing
successfully, the foreign
office announced this afternoon,
after official advices had been received
from the Russo-Polish front.
By EARLE C. REEVES,
LONDON, Aug. 17 (1:45 p. m.)?
Whether or not the Russians havs <
penetrated Warsaw, the Polish capital,
occupying part of the city, wai
'n doubt this afternoon.
The Polish legation ynd the British
foreign office united in a denial
that any part of the city has been
1 captured by the Soviet army.
CI,A?M CITY OCCUPIED.
At 1 o'clock the British war offlca
gave out the text of a Rumian wireless
dispatch in the form of the reg- 4
ular Soviet war office communique,
"The he^rt of Warsaw has been
| A few minutes later the real Rul.
sian war offlce communique was Issued.
but It made no mention of the
occupation of Warsaw. The British
war offlce explained tbis mystery br
saying that a mistake had evidently
' been made in confusing a wlreleea
' communication passing between Ru?5
sian field headquarters and Moscow
I for the formal communique received
from Moaeow daily.
The British government wireless
stations pick up all available wireless
messages sent -Ay Russian stations.
although only news of mill8
tary operations is given out to the
* public. The message referring to
- "the heart of Warsaw" may hare
. been code, it was pointed out.
e WO intWS PROM MIHSK.
I ' The foreign office was rffcfll without
news as to the coarse of the Rosso*
Polish negotiations at Minsk up to
noon. Foreign office officials were
* plainly mystified, as the Russians had
finrar'-^il the Poles both free wire*
less and courier communication with
Belief was expressed that the Rni'
sians might be "stalling" in hope of
8 capturing Warsaw before the negoa
tlations were completely under way.
It was pointed out, however, that the
Poles, finding their defences were
* holding and the Russtsns were eaffern
Ing heavy losses In futile attacks,
e were also inclined to dally before ene
terlng actual peace discussions.
"Pierre Uktlac has eostiased a*
* Hoto Geontfevak." mat* the Raaalan
commandite. "We threw bark the
f enemy at Ike ??l?t of the bayaaet.
n We ?ees|Ued smsWr ' vllls?ea"The
Roaalaaa hsve crossed the
Vkra river aai t<rurH westward
n ft he stress* nrtirlss "I* gssa
II asd a number of prlssaers."
e POLES CLAIM SUCCESSES.
a A Palish war s?ee eommsslqne
* waa glvea through the Psllah
legatloa at ssss asssaselu that
" the Palea kail reeaptsved a number
of tkelr Important big positions.
The Russians have been making a
J tremendous -elTort to take Warsaw
? since last Friday. The red army
* was evidently under orders to cap
ture the city at all costs before the
_ armistice and preliminary peace neU
gotlatlons could get under way at
t Minsk." so that the Russians would
a hold a stronger tactical position to
, dictate terms.
d The Poles began a series a count
ter thrtists northwest, rorth. and
. east of the city and claimed to have
stopped the Russian onrush That
s the altuatlon In Warsaw was criti
cal, however, was shown by the fact
ij that the British and French missions
d left the city and went to Tosen on
e Sunday night.
^ The following report was received
* (Continued oi Page J, Column I.)
' RED TROOPS HAILED
\ AS SAVIORS IN
>f BERLIN. Aug 17.?Russian
n Irsops that occupied the WaraawDantzig
corridor, taking over
'f Soldsu. Thorn, and other former
German cities, were enthuslsstlcaln
lv wfNmed by the Germsn citilens
as "saviors." according to
news from Marienwerder today.