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- POLES CLAIM
N ' "
Deny Foe Has Entered City.
Assert Some Important
f- Positions Betaken.
(Continued from First P*? )
from the British mlMlon at Posen,
dated Monday afternoon:
"Ths PolM are fighting gallantly.
Southeast of Warsaw ths Bol^hsvlkl
have been defeated and are In full
flight. The Inner trsnohes are holdlag
REUS ADVA5CE IN MDIIU.
tterlla rspse^s tut tk? MasStaas
I wke eresssJ the matter tf Weal
Prasela ksve aSraaceS twe at Ilee lata
I Weat Pruaala aooll. ca?tuU( OraaSeam,
aa tka Vistula river.
According to German dispatches,
the Poles on Monday were violently
counter-attacking In the region of
t Plonsk,, northwest of Warsaw, and
were successfully resisting the Russian
thrusts south of Cholm.
The morning Polish war office communique
received here follows:
"Fighting along the Bug river Is
favorable to the Poles. The Rus;
slans that rcossed the Bug near Vlodava
were thrown back across the
river. The Polish lsft wing delivered
a successful counter thrust
near Mlava. We repulsed the enemy
south of the lower Bug."
VIodava is 11? miles southsast of
Warsaw. Mlava Is sixty miles northwest
'CABINET WILL TAKE UP
POLISH PROBLEM TODAY
President Is Expected to DoUy
Further Action Until Rep Ilea to
Note Are Race! red.
\ By FRANK ITITMW,
Lnteraattoaal News Servlee.
President Wilson expeots to discuss
/with Ills Cabinet today the Polish situation
and the aid which this Government
Confident that the position of this
Government as set forth la the note
to the Italian ambassador, will meet
with the approval of the allies, officials
stated today that there U little
likelihood of the President taking
further definite action or disclosing
_ his plans until after Great Britain
and Japan have made reply to the
statement of policy of the United
>V V MAY GIVE OCT NOTE.
" Y At the State Department this after4
noon it was intimated that the Cabinet
might decide to publish the
(French note to the United States
/without awaiting any reply from
Italy or Great Britain. Officials stated
today that fundamentally there
is no difference of opinion among the
allies on the Russian policy, but that
there Is merely a dlffsrenc of opinion
as to the most effective means of
> carrying out the policy, and In view
I of this, officials hare expeot Great
Britain, Italy and possibly Japan to
reply to the United States In much
the same vein as France has replied.
STUDIES FRENCH NOTE.
Franoe has replied and the text of
Its note is still being studied by President
Wilson and Secretary Colby. It
. is unlikely >K*f ?Te text of the French
jnote will be made public until answer
has been received from the other recipients
of Secretary Colby's note. It
is no secret that the French position
coincides with that of the United
States, except that France goes farther
and recognises the de facto government
of General Wrangel.
State Department officials we,re
doubtful today that appeals from the
Polish government for financial aid
could be met with favorable response
during this emergency. It Is pointed
out that President Wilson would not
be likely to axtend this aid without
the consent of Congress, aa there are
no funds available except for the
"prosecution of the war." There is
no Indication that President Wilson
will call Congress back to consider
such a proposition.
I LEGATION HERE DOUBTS
CAPTURE OF WARSAW
The Polish legation here today expressed
doubt of the report* of the
capture of Warsaw. Latest cable adi
vices to the legation Indicated Polish
successes. with the recapture of small
places In Galida.
anchor. An anchor, fig'
uratively, is anything
that is used to hold
something in a given
place. Thus, reasonable
prices have anchored
permanently in the regard
of its patrons.
Quality food won the
! favor which has made
this the most widely
eating place in Washington?but
i prices maintain that
12th and G St*. N. W.
Polish Women I
H^QS. v ?*rj
DEBT OF CZAH
Reds Repudiated Thirty Billior
Franc Loan as Reprisal for
Br KARL H. VON WIEGAND.
(Copyright, 1>!0. Stsr Co.)
BERLIN. Aug. 17.-?SovUt Russl:
will not pay the thlrty-bllllon-fran
debt Ciaristlc Russia owed to Franc*
Soviet Russia is ready to make pub
lis amends to Germany for the mur
der of Count Mlrbach, the Germa
ambassador to Moscow, In 1911.
There is no secret treaty betwee:
Germany and Russia.
The authority for the above i
Wlgdor Kopp, the Soviet emissary t
Berlin, who haa returned here from
visit to Moscow with greatly enlarif"
In an Interview with me lie char
acterlzed President Wilson's not
relative to Soviet Russia and Issue
from Washington a few days ago a
"a deteriorated edition of the Four
teen Points." He said:
"The father of the Fourteen Point;
who has strikingly shown the worl
what a contraditlon there can be be
tween words and deeds. Is Just til
man to reproach us for what he d<
clares to be a contradiction betwee
our words and acts."
He doubted whether the greate
part of the American people is in ac
cord with the President's note "mi*
ins In other people's business," an
"Despite Us many moral phrases. 1
seems to us that the present Admin
Istrallon Is the most, reactionary gov
ernment the American people hav
had in decadea. and the French gov
ernment seems the most stupid.
RUSSIA WILL DISARM POLAND.
"On (king la eertala, the Pnic
eu stand oa their heads asi th
Eagllsh ran do what they pie ise hu
It will not dissuade as from disarm
las Imperialist Je Poland, ae >hat P?
land will aot attach na again.
"After the sacrtfleea we have mad
to defend ourselves the disarmamer
la a duty we owe to the Russia
people. The Eastern ethnographi
line of Ptiland will be respecter
What is to be done with the Wester
boundary remains to be seen."
I aaked htm what Russia though
of the recognition of General Wran
gel by France. He replied:
"Craae* la niarlr foretac as t
eaaduet another war against Geaen
Wraagrl. aad there raa he a* doat
ahoat hla (ate. It will he the saaa
aa that af Yudealteh aad Deaehlae.
"The question of Russian's debt t
France can now be regarded as sei
tied. It cannot come up for cor
slderatlon again. Th* action c
France relieves the Soviet goverr
ment from assuming the debt.
BBCRET TREATY DENIED.
"Th* persistent reports that ther
la a aacret agreement between Rovle
Russia and Germany can only b
ascribed to the French ss a mean
of veiling their intention* to seiz
more German territory. The Frenc
are aotuated by primitive Instinct
and are aeeking to construe a caus
which they think Would Justify ther
In marching Into the Ruhr and tak
lng It from Germany."
He told m* that the Soviet Govern
m*nt was arranging to mak* amend
to Germany for the murder of Coun
Mlrbach. Mlrbach. he said, was no
the victim of the Soviet Government
but of a counter revolutionary movi
ment. He said that more than 20
persona had been executed for partlc
patlng In the attempted coup.
It Is known that the matter o
smends has been taken up with th
Foreign Office. What Its form Is t
be haa not been determined. It ma
be the firing of a formal aalute or th
placing of a wreath on the slaJn Am
FIREMEN HURT AT BLAZE.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 17?On
fireman was badly cut by fallln
glass and two were overcome li>
smoke In a fire which swept thre
buildings at 123.1-38-37 Vine stree
occupied by Film exchanges today.
The loss Is cMlmatoi! st IIOO.OOi
The origin Is undetermined.
[aitgs in I
flake Last Stand A
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To Race An
\ After Flip
NEW YORK, Aug 17.?Would any
lady airplane pilot like a nice little
t race to Philadelphia and back, taking
1 in Atlantic City on the way?
Or a straight dash of 100 miles?
Or does any feminine flyer fancy
herself In an altitude contest, up
about 20,000 feet, for instance, with
a few dives and spins on the way
If so. Miss I-aura Bromwell, who on
Sunday set a new record for her sex
* by flipping eighty seven '.oops at
. Mineola, is all ready.
'Now that I've got this record I
want a lot more," volunteered the
Lovtely L.ooper when a reporter saw
D her yesterday at the Curtlss offices.
Next Sunday, If the weather l> pleaan
ant. I'm going after altitude, and
hope to get 26.000 feet. The present
s record for women is 17,200, hel4_by a
0 French girl.
a "But what I want most of all If
^ some competition. Let the other girl
flier* get busy. I hope one of them
* breaks my looping record soon, so 1
? can go out again and flip 150 or so
But, more than that, I'd like one ot
" them to give me a good, fW race.'
" LOOKS LITTLE LIKK DAREDEVIL.
, In a lacy gown, a flopping ha!
a which trailed a black veil, and distinctly
dainty shoes and hose. Miss
c Bromwell looked far from an aerial
, daredevil as she sat in an easy chaii
and voiced her desires Her big bluf
eyes and very blond hair puffed ovei
her ears removed her still furthei
in apfftarance from that classification.
But all the experts say the
I world hasn't yet seen her equal as
a naerlal stunt artiste.
"You know. I really did away over
a hundred loops Sunday," she said
"but the officials could only count
I eighty-seven, bucause I was above a
8 cloud belt when I started. I count"
ed 123 myself before I gave up th?
The Interviewer, who. on occasion
k had found one loop to the afternoor
quite sufficient for all practical purlt
poses, asked how this flipflop descent
"It didn't bother me at all," Mls?
Bromwell declared. "I had novel
. done many continuous loops before?
t in fact, previous to last week I nevei
_ 4(d over two or three?and I won?
dered If keeping at It would have an>
,C distressing effect. It didn't. It was
' merely a caae of going through thi
motions and watching to see I didn 1
t come down too low." ,
lt The recording barograph on th<
'* Curtiss ship the girl flyer used i-egistered
8.200 feet when she began hei
* stunt- Her last turnover was at th?
low altitude of 900 feet.
* WON RIDE BY BELLING BONDS.
How did you get into the flylnj
0 eame?" she was asked.
t- "Down In Virginia, where I wat
i- visiting at the time of the last Llb>f
erty loan, a prize of a ride in a sh r
i- was offered to any one who would
sell $20,000 worth," the avlatrlx replied
"I was so eager to go up that
1 sold nearly that many and theri
" bought the rest myself. Lieut. HF
!t Hunxinger took me flying and I liked
* i lt so well I determined to become a
* pilot myself. ,
? "I learned at Mineola between last
? .July and October. R H. Depew
taught me straight Allying and Bert
* Acoata stunting."
n "How did you come to make your
first loop?" .
"I did It the first time I ever had
" a ship up alone 1 had heard the men
* tell how to do It??o I did lt. It was
s U.S. DOUBTS JAPAN
- IS EVACUATING
Reports from Honolulu to the effect
that the Japanese hare begnn
withdrawing troop* from the Saghnllen
Inland are unconfirmed by
? the State Department, It *?* atflt*
ed this afternoon.
The Htnte Department'* under?
standing Is that the occupation of
' Hughallrn by Japanese troop* has
). neier hrcu executed, but merely
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..? AJ..jKli? ? '.:. ..Jit>er
\y ofHer Sex
that way too with all the other acrobatics.
They'd tell me of a apln or
a dive and I'd go up and do it."
"Had you taken part In athletic*
"Yes, I had done a lot of swimming.
In fact I think I *1111 hold the record
l'or the high dive by a woman. 1
went off the suspension bridge at Cincinnati,
my home town, which Is 116
feet above the river. I still swim
and walk a lot to keep In form.
During the police games next Sat- ]
urday after/oon the feminine looping
champion will give an exhibition
which, her manager says, will make
the i?t?ndauce gasp for breath.
; JUST "SCRAP OF PAPER"
| Attempt to Get Together On Polish
Issue Shows Interests Are
PARIS. Aug. 17.?The Franco-British
entente became another "scrap of
paper" to-day when France officially
recognized that oreat Britain does
' not Intend to budge an inch from her
1 policy of "hands off Russia.''
I The three days of diplomatic coi?
' versatlon between L>ord erby. the
! British Ambassador, and the French
' Foreign Office has^only succeeded In
' throwing into relief the fact that the
Franco-British interests are dlas
i The main reason for this lies In the
fundamental difference between the
' two governments to-day. according to
. students of contemporary political
: history, who point out that whereas
k the French Administration is the
most reactionary in Europe, owing
! to the last elections which placed in
office the representatives of large
. financial interests; Great Britain, on
i the* other hand, is practically gov
erned by labor.
t Whatever happens to Poland or
General Wrangel, it is now definitely
i known that France stakes everything
on her new union with America, since
- even if the present crisis blows over
' there will still remain a fundamental
clash of interests beWeen the two
' Entente governments.
' "BATHING BURGLAR"
STEALS ONLY A BATH
, PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17.?The police
are dizzy over a new variety of thief.
He's a second-story man, and always
t leaves behind the same traces, the
( water mark of his adventures.
This new marauder is a bathing
> burglar, and so far has confined his
I activities to the Woods Run and Mdn
chcster districts of the North Side.
The police have hopes of capturing
I him In the near future by some
vague, undisclosed methodMn which
I sandpaper towels play a prominent
k part. The newcomer steals nothing
but baths, and takes them In broad
Price of Men s Clothes
To Drop Next Year, Says
Head of Woolen Mills
LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 17.?
Men's clothing will sell at lower
wholesale prices this fall. In the
opinion of William M Wood, president
of the American Woolen Company.
He referred to clothas that
go on sale at retail In the spring
of 1921 At the same time he declared
that woolen cloth would not
drop In prlc*.
Mr. Wood added that the company's
mills, according to present
Indications, would he re-opened
soon after I>abor Day.
"The prospects look bright, but
that Is the most I can say for the
present," he sal<f "We are receiving
numerous Inquiries fr.>m per
sons looking for cloth. We are
like fishermen, w* have our bait
and It appears now as though we
are getting bltca."
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Federal Authorities Have Theory
"Wizard" Used Counterfeit
BOSTON. Aug. 17.?Federal authorities
It became known here today. aJa
working on the theory that there may
have been counterfeiting ramifications
of Charles Ponzi s "get-rich
quick'" scheme, either here or abroad.
Attempt* are being made both here
and in Europe, the authorities nay, to
determine whether there has been any
wholesale counterfeiting of marks,
lire and other foreign money which
might account for the vast sums
Ponzi claims to have received from
his agents overseas
Investigators declare Ponzi hoped
to break the plan fostered by President
Henry M. Chmlellnskl. of the
wrecked Hanover Trust Company, to
establish trust companies all over th^
country and to have afflicted with
them a chain of automotflle repair
shops where parts of popular makes
of cars could be had quicky at ?tandard
Chmlellnskl. stiy under forty, one
of the young American bank presidents.
came here as an immigrant
from *Poland only a few years ago.
and ha* had a meteoric rise. Besides
the Hanover Trust Company he organized
the local Polish bank, closed
here Saturday by' State Bank Examiner
Allen. He has successfully backed
a number of such Polish financial
associations in different sections of
Chimelinski Is American representative
of the Polish Bank of Warsaw,
according to local Polish bankers.
[Advices today from the West contain
proof of Chjnlelinskl's dream of
a. chain of trust companies across th?
Receivership proceedings against
Charles Ponzi a.nd his $15,000,000 geti
rich-quick company began In United
! States District Court today before
Judge Morton. The appointment of a
temporary receiver Is aought by Attorney
John Crowley, chairman of the
committee named by State Attorney
General Allen to look after the Interests
of the thousands of speculators
in Ponzi's notes.
Inveatigation by State authorities
today revealed that Ponzi has been
defrauded of a large sum, running
into the thousands, through the raising
and counterfeiting of his notes.
It was also learned that the authorities
are seeking $260,000 worth
of negotiable liberty bonds bought by
Ponzi two weeks ago and of which
no trace has been found.
Mrs. Ponzi reiterated today her Intention
to surrender her palatial Lexington
home, automobile, and everything
in her possession which the
authorities believes rightfully to belong
to her husband's creditors.
RIVERDALE MAKES DEBUT
AS FULLFLEDGED TOWN
RIVERDALE, Md . Aug. 17.?Riverdale
made Its debut last night as a
The coming-out party was held In
the Presbyterian Church, where Dr. S.
M. McMillan, mayor-elect and four of
the Ave members elected to the town
council took the oath of office. The
councllmen were E. J. McBath. GeorgW.
whalley, W. W. Thompson, and
George F. Montgomery. W. E. Thome,
the fifth councilman elect waa unable
to be preaent. Hector McKnew waa
sworn in as town treasurer, the oaths
being administered by Justice of tho
Peace Samuel N. Hayes.
The path of Rlverdale to townhood
was strewn with obstacles, chief of
which waa the refusal of the election
commlasloners to certify Dr. McMillan
as mayor, to which office -he waa
chosen at the first municipal election
July 5. It required a mandamus suit
to seat him
Dr. McMillan last night mad? a
brief address asking for oo-operatlon
In giving tho people a good administration.
J. B. Waters. Dr J. 8 Caldwell, and
Anthony Galeskl were named assessors,
and U P. Caruthere town clerk.
The offices of attorney and bailiff ar?
>ct to be (Hied.
Uyod George Tells Commoni
Anti-Red Leader Will Get No
LONDON, Au*. 17.?An attempt ot
labor t<\ dictate to th? government,
aa fhown by It* ultimatum aiainat
war on Rusala, would be a challenge
and would be realated by every
mean* at the dlapoaal of the government.
General Wrangel. the antl-Bolahevlat
commander In aouth Ruaaia,
li proceeding on hla own responslblllty
ao far aa Oreat Britain la concerned.
Facing the House of Common* today.
Premier Lloyd Oeorge thua outlined
the attitude of the Brltlah adinlnlatratlon
concerning two of the
great International and political Isauea.
Hla pronouncement on labor was
greeted with cheera. He aald:
"The attitude of the labor council
of action la the aame aa the attitude
of the government, but If labor attempted
to dictate to the government
by Industrial action It would strike
at the root of the constitution and
the dictation would be resisted by all
means In the power of the government."
I The labor council of action la a
group of repreaentatlvea of practically
all of the larger unions The
meeting which created the council
empowered It-to call a general atrlka
If In the council's Judgment such a
measure waa necessary
"Tke couaell of actloa." ?hr premier
ceatliart. "roaatltutea la Itself one
of Iks moat Scrollable rkalleagea
ever give* ?o deaao?rary. and the
everaaaeel aioat ateet tke ckalleagea.
"Such acta aa labor contemplatea
were the geneala of the French
sale will thei
left or not. (
single and d
are tailored <
. To obtaii
low what th
FINLAND AND SOVIET l
HAVE SIGNED 1
The Ntale Department nu of.
flcUJIf *4>l?rd today from Helaing- i
fori that the armlatlre between '
Finland a ad Hot let Kuasla was
concluded last Friday nlghl. Inder
(he arniatice, according to iaformation
rear hi ug the State Department,
the old frontier between
Finland and Ku.sla, with certain
Inor exception, waa agreed upon
und Russia la not to have natlgable
access to the tinlf of Finland.
The arraJktiees waa to have be. i
come effective jeaterdu) and to
continue for thlrtr daya. I poo
ten days' notice either aide may
terminate the armistice, according
to the advices.
Revolution. They arouse fear In
people and then when the crash
cornea ttie people have loat the capacity
for real thought."
X H. Uynea, the I^abor member,
demanded of the premier that Win
ton Churchill, aecretary of war, be
dlamleaed from the cabinet for hla
warlike attitude toward Russia.
The Premier's pronouncement relative
to General k\Vrangel dennltely
place* Great Britain apart from the
antl-Bolshevlst movement the general
la leading. He said:
"Tfc? government made clear ta
General W'raagel that If be took
military tltfa alter a (ivra aaie,
be hhM be proceeding on hla tna
responsibility Insofar aa the Brltlah
coversaioat la concerned. He haa
taken those atepa."
Following the premier's speech Andrew
Bonar Law moved that the
Houaa riaa until October 18. with the
parmler empowered to aummon It at
an earlier date In event of emergency.
He declared that the policy of the
government on ^ the Polish situation
remained unchanged, and that the
only contlngeitcy requiring an earlier
meeting would be tha offering of Insincere
peace terma by Russia, threatening
the Independence of Poland.
"In that event," he concluded, "the
government Mould take steps to defend
omorrow at store cloSir
ive sold all the $45 to
ats we care to let go at!
n close, whether there a
There will be few left.
t us go over the details
ouble-breasted coats, in
its. Some have velvet c
}f double-thick clotH, p
satin yoke lining.
i an extra turnover, w(
few months in advan
of them, at a price a b
ley will be when overc
day is the last day.
lly Known Store for Men <
THE AVENUE AT NINTE
Daily, 8:30 to 6
3 Cut Off I
SOVIETS MUSI LIVE,
Sermany Needs Friendship of
Poland and Russia, Says
? FRANK MAROR.
ItruMaul Rawa Itrrlcc
BtHLl.V, Aug. 17.?Guatav No.ka,
who ii the "atrong man'' of tha
taufr cabinet ruthle?sly quelled .
several bolaheviat outbreaka In Germany,
no logger believes that tha
Bolshevik! mutt be cruahad and that *
Poland ahould be uaed by Utrminjr
and the Entente aa a "bridge" (or a
campaign of deatructlon againat tha
Tha former minlater of defaoca.
who hia Just been mada president of
the province of Hanover, told me la
an exclusive Interview that he believea
the peace of Europe, and 1
particularly Oarmany'a lutereats. require
clone cooperation and friendship
between Poland and Rutala On tha
one hand, and between Germany and
thoae two countrlea on the other.
Indirectly Herr Noake expreaaed
the view that the reported Ruaaian
claim on the former German port city
ot Danzig la Justlfled.
"What do you think of the Ruaalana'
claim that they ahould hav?
Danslg harbor?" I asked the former
arch-foe of Sovletlam.
"It appeara to me." he replied,
"that an tea-free harbor |s absolutely
neceaaary to Ruaala." he added
"Our future demand* the malnten- >
ance of the beat relations between
Rusnia and Poland, and between u*
and thoae two countries. It would d
he a mistake to divide Poland again,
for to do ao ^puld merely mean a
repetition of the blunder of agitating
unreal and diaaatlafactlon which haa
torn the former kingdom for the last
"The peace of the world demands
that the Polea be kept buay within
their own country inatead of dlsturbIng
lg, we shall
.re any coats
. There are
i medium or
* offer these
ce of your .
?ig piece beoat