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NUMBER 11,626. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 19, 1920. [Qnat Will Street Prices] THREE CENTS EVERYWHERE.
Claim Ratification Floor Leader
Offered Large Sum to Opi
BOTH MEN DENY ACCUSATION
Fate of Reconsideration Motion
Rests Entirely With
, Speaker Walker.
RALEIGH, N. C., Aug.
19.?The North CaroHna
House of Representative*
today refused to ratify the
suffrage amendrrert by a
vote of 71 fo 41.
NASHVILLE. Twin., Aug. 19.?The
motion to reconsider ratification of
the suffrage amendment was not
x^called up when the lower house of
the Tennessee legislature met today.
The House adjourned at coon, after
a brief session, meet again at 10
' o clock tomarmw^rnjp|.
precedent, It lpointed out. will
*>? set aside If th4 notice to rail up
the amendment fo> reconsideration Is
a'ted uD?n. No m?iurf, owe parsed
by the Tenneaso* l??l|??ture. ever has
been successfully cfclleil up for reconsideration.
Suffrage leaders are
confident the Tannessee house will
not revoke Its ratification.
Legal steps already are being taken
to prevent the Secretary of State for
Tennessee from certifying to Secretary
Colby the fact of ratification.
Judge Joseph Hlggins. president of
the Tennessee Constitutional League,
has prepared papers In a suit which
will be filed in the State courts should
the 'anils* fail to block suffrage by
Charges of bribery of a member of
the house by suffrage forces were
made today by opposition leaders,
and it was declared that an investigation
would be demanded.
It is charged that Representative
Hanover, ratification floor leader, offered
a large sum to Representative
Harry Burn, Republican, who voted
With the "antis" on the motion to
table the resolution, but with the.
suffragists on the motion to ratify.
BOTH DENY CHARGE.
Affidavits have been prepared, it
Is declared. In support of the bribery
# charges. Both Hanover and Bum,
' however, flatly denied the charges
and suffrage leaders declared they
have evidence damaging to the opposition
cause which they sre eager
to present If any Investigation Is
Whether or not the motion for reconsideration
will be called up tomorrow
depends entirely upon
Speaker Walker, who changed his
vote from negative to affirmative, and
made the reconsideration motion.
Walker alone has power, under the
rules of the legislature, to call up
reports slump in
Wholeaale prices of commodities in
this country dropped more than 2H
per cent during the month of July, the
( Department of L*bor announced today.
The moat marked decrease was In
the price of clothing, which dropped
OH per cent. Foodstuffs dropped
bout 4 per cent.
The decrease in the price of farm
product* was 2.9 cent Smaller
decreases were recorded for lumber
and building material*, chemicals and
drugs, and rtilscellaneous commodities
Kuel and lighting materials showed
an increase of nearly 2% per cent
while metals and metal product!
showed a smaller increase Housefurnishing
goods remained firm.
The department also reported thai
the prices for July this year wer?
till above the prices for the sam?
month In 1010. Kood articles now cosi
24 1 per cent more than a year ago
clothing 12.4 per cent more, and fuel
and lighting 47.4 per cent more
The graaleat Jumps In prices slnc?
July, 1010. are In lumber and build
tnjr materials, which Increased by 71
per cent Metals and metal producti
* Jumped 20.0 per rent, while chemlcal?
and drugs went up 260 per cent
I'.,ii*efurnlshln?5 supplies Increased
< per c*pi
rm products, on the other hand
have decreased In price since July,
J'JIO by more than I per cent.
e Fails To Recons
HERE'S to the enlightened and emancipated women of
America. They alone?not the dilly-dallying political
parties?won the suffrage victory," today said Miss
Alice Paul, head of the National Women's party, holding
aloft a brimming glass of William Jennings Bryan's
^ . T _ . .. , irrgntmr?* " ^
Fight for All Rights
I Still Facing Women,
Declares Alice Paul
By MILDRED MORRIS.
International Nfwi g?Tlff.
Alice Paul, head of the National Woman's party an
long a militant suffrage leader, today sounded a new battl
cry for women.
SOT ri l,lT eree. "
Women arf not yft fully free. MU? b<,e" !"ri,t\,'y :?a,?CiP1?tT'1
_ . . . . would have thought It vital enoug
Paulwarned. even though It appears and fou??h( for It.
that victory ha* been von by the "Women are not yet folly fre
ratification of lh<* suffrage amend- It mar take Ions year* of edueatlt
ment. Whatever new right* tho beforr n r become really coancioi
women receive, they must flght for, of our auhjeetlon and arouaed to tl
Ml** Paul *ald. They can exfrect effort neeeaaary to win comple
nothing from the politician*. she tell* freedom. I nle? women ataad t>
them, until they ntand a* a unit In nether and uae their |H>teatlal pow
a party of their own. for their on a protection, they n
"Suffrage was not won by the Dem never hope for full equality.
ocratlc or Republican party, in the "We mu*t realise that whatev
laat analysis, but by women them- right* we may desire we must be pr
selves," Mis* Paul said in an exclu- pared ?c fight for ami be stror
slve Interview. "To the generations enough to win. Until we *tand a*
of American women who have fought unit we can expect nothing from po
for the political freedom of their sex ticlans. We must have a woman's o
belong* the credit of their vlctjry. ganlzation with a program devoted
It was won by the thousands of (|,e Interests of the women If we a
women who sacrificed health anJ <0 obtain for women full participate
career*, who suffered physical vlo- jn thP rontrol of life.
lence ahd every other Indignity, even ? , ??
to Imprisonment, in the long, weary HA* K MIGHT! WEAPON,
struggle to secure that freedom "The winning of the vote is a vi
I which should belong to every one of tory of tremendous consequence fi
our cltixens thp w6men of th(, nat|on it (,
| KEAREH BY POl.lTIt IA\S. symbol of their new status In si
"The apeelal energies exerted hy clety and a weapon with which
polltleal leader* In the laat month* In obtain complete freedom. But dl
behalf of ratification were not ex- crimination still exist* agaln*t won
erted heeauae they believed that glv- en on the *tatute book* which wi
Ing women the ballot wo* a matter of not be removed by the ratlflcatlc
Imple Justice, hut beeauae women of the nineteenth amendment,
had at laat beeoaie atroag enough to "The flrat aim of voting worn*
create a situation In whleh the giving probably *hould be the pa**agc of
' Of ?u If rage waa politically expedient, blanket enactment to remove all dl
Woven have finally won their pollt- criminations against them In exls
leal freedom heeauae they have be- '"If legislation.
resle *? atroag that It rould no longer "The I""110" '* whether or not
' be withheld from them. It at laat he- accomplsh these alms there shou
I eame more expedleat for thoae In eon- be a *eparate political organl*atl(
' tral of the tiovernmrnt to aid auf*. (Continued on Tare 3, Column 1.)
fn*e than to oppour It.
j The ?tory of thr nufrrag* jitrug;
Si PflNSFRVATTVFS IN
by every corrupt Influence. Women VfVllUllIl ? /II 1 ? LllJ 111
have had to flght political trickery __ __
and corruption every Inch of the way f1I7lj|MA]UV Dl K XI
to get something that was theirs by l||j|\lf|/l ll I | LAIl
_ right The Democratic and Repub- x m aji
, Mean parties could have given women ' ITPIIf rATTTk
the ballot years ago. Political ex- NP W I IIIIk
j pedlencjr did not demand It then, and Hid f? vVUI
leaders of both parties used every .
power at Ihelr command to delay . .. _v . ,
giving women Justice. LONDON, Aug. IKr- Thf Into*
, ?o*kji were to ni.amk. politlciil dete Inpmenta in Urrmgn
i "In the laat analysis the women Indiral* an nlfemplod coop hy Ov
1 JEST .TTherrr w'.'n/ed luf" said a news
I frage badly enough, they would dispatch from Merlin this nfler
hive got It year* ago They did not noon.
think It vital enough to tight for; ' .... . ..
therefore they did not get It and did ' *M> ?i*|>Htrn KMlf no lirtft
not deserve to set It It titey had detail*.
LIMBS IN RIVER
Jersey Police Believe Victim
Was Woman Between 20
and 30 Years Old.
NEW YORK, Aug 19 ?How did th*
woman, whoa* headless, armless,
legless, and badly mutilated body
was washed up by the Hudson river,
come to her death and who was responsible?
These are questions which Jersey
City police and officials of Hudson
county are tryinc to solve today.
Wll.l. REEK POIMtN.
Dr. Arthur Hasklna, Hudson county
<N. J.) physician plans an autopsy
today (o determine whether poison
had been administered prior to death.
Meanwhile, rlvermen and police are
dragging the stream In an attempt to
ftnd the woman's head and misting
Dr. Haaklns discredited the theory
that the torso was the remains of a
' cadaver from a medical school, because
the limbs were harked off in
*0cti a manner a* to ahow the amputations
to be the work of an amabody
had ^een la the water
two to at* w??tks. It was eat Imated
Attached t| the torso wer?
pieces of heavy wrapping twine
under which hung f few strands ol
wool, showing the ttody had beer
iwrapped in a Woolen garment or ?
MAY HAVE SKE\ WEIGHTED.
~~ It was possible, the police said, th*
body had been weithted. and that the
water had rotted the twine, allow
Ing the torso t<* come to the surface
It was evident the body had not beer
near the surface loflg.
Not since Anna Aumueller was mur!
dered. and her body dropped Into th<
Hudson by Hans Schmidt, the priest
havr the police been confronted witt
I a river-murder equally baffling.
Dr. Hasklns said he believed th<
! woman was between twenty an<
thirty years old. weighed about 131
pounds, and was five feet, four Inchci
Th? torso was found ofT the foot ol
d Johnson avenue. Communlpaw, lat?
e (Continued on Page 19. Column 1.)
ID. C. Must
l Itself If Ci
r. Comes; I
?r No Federal aid will be gi
,?g in averting a possible coal fa
i* to handle in the best way it
to sufficient coal to take care c
Officials of the Interstate Commerci
Commission today stated that no prl
c- orlty rule would be issued divertinf
or coal from other sections of the coun
a try to the District of Columbia.
?- In addltln to the possibility of th<
to District facing a coal famine nex
? winter, due to the present shortage
i, coal dealers today pointed out tha
the price of coal in Washington wouli
jump approximately 11.05 a ton as i
result of the 40 per cent freight rat.
? Increase granted to the railroads o
the country by the Interstate pom
merce Commission, which goes Into er
feet next Wednesday.
to . HOW IlltO TO till A TOW.
''' At the present time the price of an
)n thracite stove coal In Washlngtoi
rangea from |13.BO to $lfl a ton. Re
ginning next Wednesday the frelgh
rates alone will increase the price o
this coaJ more than a dollar, as th<
present freight rate on a ton of coa
is *2 60 and an Increase of 40 per cen
will bring this amount up to approx
Imately a ton Bituminous coa
Is selling here at present for *9 76 i
ton and the Increase will bring th
price of this claas of coal up to ?10.8i
a ton, hut m%ny of the local dealer
have not received a shipment of bltu
mlnoua coal alnce the first of th
' month. *
t While dealers admit that there I
f an acute shortage of bituminous coal
they say that the anthracite sltuatioi
e Is somewhat better, but there Is i
j shortage of even this class of coal.
CI.AIM l?EAI.ER* AT EAUtT.
Officials of the Railroad AdmlnU
tratlon today stated that If ther
r was a shortage of anthraelu coal It
the District of Columbia it has beei
President Has Made Marvelous
Strides, and Is Back to
Normal, Says Grayson.
"Back lo normal, 179 pounds." That
*u the announcement made here today
by Resr Admiral Cary T. Grayann,
on President Woodrow Wilson'*
With bull-dog tenacity, the Chief
Executive is fighting not only for his
health but a return of Ills strength.
Dr. Grayaon an his personal physician
haa prescribed a course In caleai
thenlca. which the President takes religiously
After an Illness of nearly a year
he (a back for the first time to hli
normal weight, the weight he had
when he played golf dally in the
1 broiling sun of Washington's summei
These, according to Dr Grayson
are some of the things President Wilson
now does In the course of a normal
day at the White House.
Arises at 7 o'clock each morning,
'l Rxerclses his left arm l>y extending
and withdrawing it
Climbs stairs with a <**ne to exer
else his I eg musotoa *
HE flHAVte* HIMSELF.
i| Sliave* hlmsejf sometimes, with i
,' safety razor
Eats a hearty breakfaat at * o'clock
>1 Reads the headlines of the morn
1 ! ing papers.
Promptly at 9 begins disposing
: of official work, correspondence an<
, | administrative duties.
I Works continuously for three houri
. i and does not like to be lnterrupte<
. during that time.
! Plctates rapidly, and frequentlj
wrltea shorthand note? of what hi
. wants done.
> I'aes an indelible pencil to sign mor
, letters to departmental offtclala.
i After finiahing the morning routine
reads until lunch time on the aoutl
s portico of the White House Thi
1 President reads to h'imself one hour.
? Rests after luncheon.
n I.ate In the afternoon takes a moto
f Almost daily he aees a moving: plctun
> In the East Room of the Whit? House
(Continued on Page 8. Column 2.)
So U; 5. Aid
veil to the District of Columbia
mine, and Washington will hav<
can the problem of obtaininj
>f its needs during the cominj
because the dealers have not ordere
It from the mines,
f They point out that the productio
- of anthracite coal at the mlnea ha
been as high as It has ever been li
s the history of the country, and tha
the production this year may reach
So far this year more than 52.000,00
t tons of anthracite coal have been pre
1 duced from the mines and this cos
? has been kept moving steadily, a
? there have been plenty of cara t
f move It.
Officials of the Interstate Commerc
- Commission also stated that there I
no good reason why there should be
shortage of anthracite coal in the Hli
trlct of Columbia or anywhere els
with the production at the mines a
high as it is.
* "If there Is a shortage of anthradt
' coal in Washington It Is because th
Washington coal dealers are not oi
' derlng It from the distributors, or el*
1 they will not pay the price that th
1 coal Is bringing at the mines. In th
* hope that the price of coal may drop,
1 declared an official of the Interstat
* Commerce Commission.
5 n.KHTY of t'oal, at minkr.
s "There Is plenty of coal at th
- mlnea and enough equipment to mov
" It, so there Is no reason for a shorl
? age of anthracite coal in the Dlatrlc
I, of Columbia," declared A O. Good
l helm, of the Railroad Admlnlstratloi
> Interstate Commerce officials state
that the recent order Issued by th
Commission diverting coal to th
Northwest and New England State
1 where the situation Is acute, does nt
* apply to anthracite coal as has bee
a (Continued on Pa<? A, Column ft.)
! Poland anc
LONDON, Aug. 19.?Bn
which was imposed upon hin
M. Kameneff, head of the B<
gavo an exclusive interview to
ice in which he made the p
, eveptually will capture Warsa
whose de facto government in
recognized by France.
"Soviet Russia cannot be beaten,"1
declared the Bolshevik official. "We
will take Warnaw There la no doubt
In my mind on that. We are not
I afraid of the allies Intervening. They
supported Admiral Koltchak and he
w?s beaten. They supported General
Denlkln and he failed. Kven if they
support General Wrangel he will be
keaten. It wmM br Horh better far
the allies If peace were ilcae< ?? ? "
ftOJIT ( l.ARIKV THREAT.
M. KamenefT refused to clarify thia
veiled threat Upon being asked if
| the Russians were determined to Sovietiie
Poland, M. KamenefT made de1
I j "If the rollsh |in|U ?ut a reta[
IuIIob. nr miuld he a lad in see It, hat
we woald waah Mr haaala ( It.**
Asked If Moscow waa urging the
Polish workers to rise, j|. KamenefT
' merflty nrugfM his shoulders and
The Russian official was asked to
explian the *'Warsaw-Dantaty- corrldo^^ause"
of the Russian l-r?? to
'We do not want tltd corridor," iSejclarad
M KamenefT. He refused to
1 diacuss this Isaue further, but Intl.
1 mated that th? Russian demand for
; the corridor had been made as the
possible ground for future concessions
"It is true that It Is not easy to
1 hold Soclallat meetings In Russia just
now, but our need for labor Is so
? great that we will welcome young
1 and energetic lihmlgrants. even If
they do hold different shades of oplnr
ion," aald the Russian commissioner
e n reply to a question about political
tastrlctiona. He aMe4 that he het
Iteve4 tadalht mrkeri stall 1st
theaUK-lres better treated la Raasia
thsa la the raited State*. Isae of
1 the Amertraaa. M. Kaasesteff said,
heM views evea asare extrease thaa
thoar af the Soviet leader*.
TOO RADICAL. RE SAYS.
r "Tour American deportees would be
a better off and more popular if they
! were not ao radical," he continued.
M. KamenefT was asked it he
* thought the interview would be regarded
as propaganda and a violation
after the Ruasians' promise to the
will let tha Inference stand," he
The Rusaian would not make any
predictions as to the outcome of the
Russo-Pollsh conference at Minsk,
but said that there would be an obstacle
if the Poles accepted the
I M. KamenefT Is short and atout and
> stylishly d-essed. His nails show the
careful attention of a manicure. He
j does not look like the popular conception
of a Bolshevik.
| 33 DIE AS FRENCH
. BATTLE GERMANS
" 20 Teutons and 13 Poilus Killed
I in Silesia Riot?Martial
>- BKRMN. Aug. 19.?Twenty German
II soldiers and civilians and thirteen
* French soldiers have been killed In
fighting between mobs and French
* troops at Kattowlt*. In Uppe- 81*
lesla, according to an unconfirmed tei
port published today by the Taege
The trouble broke out when workf
era, who had gone on strike In proe
test against the Russo-Pollsh war, at>
r* tacked the French.
Martial law has been proclaimed al
* Kattowlt*. Feeling runs high, nnd ?
' general strike throughout Upper Silesia
is threatened, 'according tc
Several versions of the outbreak
were received by Berlin newspapers
? According to one version, the troubW
? started when a Polish agitator threw
a bomb during a labor demonstration
Another version was that fighting
t broke out when French cavalry ap|.
pearad and the laborites grew p*aIcky,
believing they were to be rid,j
? The labor unions at Kattowlts art
reported to have served an ultimatum
on the French commander demandlnf
disarmament of the French troops
' jhut the French officer refused. s?y>
| Ing he would "rather die than sur
to Save |
> Envoy Says
News Imlct. |
making the pledge of silence
i by the British government,
slshevik trade mission, today
i the International News Servirediction
that the Russians
w and defeat General Wrangel
southern Russia has just been
S3 y < > ; Av>a-^v*-'<^y
M. KA^tKN l?if"J*".
Would Be Repetition of Lenin's
Blunder, Declares Russian
LONDON. Aur 18.?General Wr?ngel.
head of the anti-bolshevik de
facto government in southern Russia.
does not wish to use French or
British troops against the soviet
army. General Wrangel made thi?
declaration in an Interview printed
in the Daily Telegraph today.
"I am convinced that the futar*
of Ruaala cannot be settled by civil
war," General Wrangel was quoted
as saying. "It could be aettled at
once but for the Chinese mercenaries
osed to force Russians to obey
the behests of a small band. It was
inevitable that the Poliah aggressions
should raise the national spirit of the
Russians. Poland, however, must retain
her ethnographical bordera.
"We wish to extinguish civil war by
a plebiscite that would decided the
whole future of Russia. To employ
French or British soldiera against
oar fellow countrymen would be a
repetition of Lenin's blunder.
: CARS OF FOOD ROT
IN DISTRICT YARDS
29 Loads of D. C. Freight Idle.
Board of Trade Takes
Measures for Relief.
Twenty-nine cars, the contents of
which are consigned to Arms In this
city, are in the freight yards awaiting
unloading, according to reports
reaching Richard Connor, secretary
of the Washington Board of Trade,
from the Pennsylvania and Baltimore
A Ohio railroads, today.
A carload of lumber has been In
: the yards since August 2, the reports
[ show. The contents of the other
cars, which have been In the city for
, several days, are: I car automobiles.
I car brick, 1 car bartyes, 1 car bran.
3 cars household goods, 2 cars
paper, 1 car furniture, 2 cars peaches.
| 1 car canned goods. 2 cars oats, 1 car
? beds. 2 cars apples, 1 car cantaloupes.
1 car machinery, 1 car feed. 1 car
I gasoline, ft cars flour, 1 car hay, and
1 car peas.
Recommendations for the relief of
, the freight congestion will be made
at a meeting of the sub-committee
l of the public utilities committee of
i the Board of Trade. Investigating the
[ freight situation, in the board rooms,
fltar Building, tomorrow a? noon
HA BY FOR AI>OITin>
Tntn ?<xv<1 heme Write this office.
OF RED TROOPS
Warsaw Defenders Launch
Triple Counter Attacks and
Progress At All Points.
CITY CELEBRATES VICTORY
Forts at Continence of Bog and
Narew Retaken?Advance ,
Tie State Di|i*"iiH (kb mftmm
WARSAW, Aug. IS Ma Lonta^
Aug. 19).?The B?ha army of tension
in Poind hu been throw*
back 26 to 50 mUn by the Poles ta
the greet triple oBeaalee fhat hM
been launched by General Pibmdskl
>ver a wide front, the Polish war
office has aimoonced. The communique
"Three Polish offensives are pn^
pressing against tbe li?. m
Poliah forces under General PUnktski
hMn driven in the enemy tints
between the Wlepr* and Narew
rtVA?& tQ A frotn twenty-fls*
to fifty miles. We have reached
"In the region of Noro Gforglfktk
we have cleared the right bank (of
the Vistula rfrer). On the lower
Narew river the forts at the confleence
of the Narew and Bog rivere
were retaken from tbe Reds. Ia tk*
direction of Mlava we hare advanced
beyond Clechanof. The Raulaiu has*
Warsaw ia joyously celebrating the
great victory over the RjimIaos.
which came it a ttme when even the
most optimistic had about given up
hope of saving the capital. Since tbe
dramatic turn in the aallltary situation,
the people have thrown off tbetr
Bloom. FYench army officers wht
are taking part In the fighting are
given enthusiastic greeting as tber
pass through the city.
The Polish war office reports the
cspture of many Russian prisoner*
and a large amount of war materials.
The war olTIrr saya that tbe Raaataaa
are la paale aad tbat tbetr retreat
, baa lata slant a
POLISH RED ARMY IS
FORMED BY SOVIETS
BERLIN, Aug. 19.?The Russians In
Poland are organising a Polish Red
army and elemmts of It are already
fighting, according to a Soldau dispatch
to the Lokal Anselger today.
The Russians are reported to be
organising a Soviet government In
the Polish city of Blelostok, where
Bolshevik field headquarters ware
established. I.<eon Trotsky was reported
at Blelostok last week.
The Moscow government .Is said ta
have issued orders forbidding the e*>
tabllshment of a Soviet on Gemraa
Observers on the west Prussia*
frontier report the R?d army Is completely
loyal to Moscow and Is obeying
all orders from the Moscow soviet.
WNDOS, An* It.?Altbaogh the
Palea are rolllag bark the Riulajw
aver a wide froat a ad have maasb I M
the Soviet's hoar of taklag Wansaw
at tbla time, aoaae British alUtarr
riperts eiprtwil belief today tbat
the Poliah araiy eaaaot achieve a decisive
victory aver the Red*.
"The Poles at the most can only
gain time. If the RussoPollsh war
continues," said Gen. Sir Frederick
Maurice, director of military operations
at the war office during tba
"The eventual fall of Warsaw seaae
(Continued on Page 2, Column L)
U. S. Ships
Vice Admiral Huse, who has been
nrd< red to the Baltic Sea on the
cruiser Pittsburgh to protect American
rights, today reported to 8e?.
retary I>anlels that he has sailed for
the Baltic, but will stop en route for
It I* rxpected that the force will he
In the Baltic early ne t week.
Admiral Muse did 'tot report how
many destroyers he had ordered ta
accompany his expedition.