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Fortunes of Poland at Low
Washington, Aug. 1.-Dispatches
received at the Polish legation in the
past 24 hours indicate that the mili
tary fortunes of Poland were never
before at so low an ebb. These dis
patches confirm reports that on the
Marienwerder frontier of East Pms-1
sia, German and bolshevik troops are
in contact and are fraternizing with
out showing any apparent sign of j
Officials of the legation declare
that Warsaw will not be evacuated.
They believed that the soviet armies
?will not dare to further extend their
lines of communications in the face
of stronger resistance which they
claim the Poles are putting up hour
Nevertheless it was admitted that j
Warsaw is being rapidly evacuated
by all foreigners who are now con
nected with military missions and
that arrangements are being made to
move women and children, the sick
and aged from Warsaw and vicinity
on short notice. The city, they say,
is well defended by anti-aircraft ar
tillery against the possibility of a i
raid of soviet airmen and is in less
danger at present than Paris faced
?during three years of war.
Polish officials here decline to dis
cuss the possibility of a union of so
viet and German troops but admitted
.that such an eventuality would be a
.final disaster for Poland.
In Germany there has been inr
tense anti-Polish feeling ever since
the city of Danzig and the rich ter
ritory of German-Poland were taken
from the domains of the former
Passports Will be Issued Same
As Before War.
Washington, 'Aug. 1.-Further
announcements of modification. of
passport regulations are being dis
cussed by state department officials
which will practically restore the pre
war conditions as to all nations with
the United States.
It was stated today that there will
be the usual cases of investigation,
especially both of outgoing and in
According to the official view of
most diplomatic officers, both Amer
ican and foreign, this country is at
peace with the world. The "state of
-war with Germany" is being more
and more regarded as a ludicrous
position diplomatically. The United
States has a resident commissioner
at Berlin. He has been sent a staff
from Paris aud exercises the duties
of a political and commercial diplo
mat in everything except the name.
It is an open secret that the com
missioner and some of his staff are
to be members of the United States
embassy at Berlin when there is
peace as it is understood at the
As to Russia there was such a de
mand by business men for the re
moval of restrictions on trade with
a people with whom the United
States was not at war that the embar
go was lifted and it remains inop
The new regulations, it is stated,
will affect *'all aliens." Certain class
es are excluded by the immigration
laws and will continue to be so ex
cluded, but that was a pre-war pro
vision for the prevention of the land
ing of defective, immoral and other
Adds $30 Per Year to Cost of
Washington, Aug. 1.-This is how
the new railway rates affect the
Ii will mean $30 additional per
capita expenditure per year.
The present high cost of living
prices will be boosted still further
to the tune of between $4,500,000
000 and $7,500,000,000 annually.
The per capita increase to the ap
proximately 1,100,000,000 people
who annually use the railroads will
-t The freight rate increase per capi
ta will be $9.75.
The ordinary fare from New York
to San Francisco is now $93.08;
: sleeper iare is $22.25; total $115.33
:plus 8 per cent war tax, or $120.62.
"Tinder the new passerger rates the
straight fare will be $111.69, sleeper
fare $33.38; total $145.07, plus 8
per cent war tax, or $156.67.
The ordinary straight fare be
tween New York and Washington,
now $7.32, will be $8.78, without
Child Cured of Bowel Trouble.
A child of Floyd Osborn, Notary
Public of Dungannon, Va. was taken
with bowel trouble. Mr. Osborn gave
it Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy and it quickly recovered. In
speaking of this remedy he says "It
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No Justification For Uneasi
ness in Business Circles.
Washington, July 30.-"There/ is
absolutely no justification for the
spirit of pessimism and uneasiness
prevalent in business and financial
circles in many sections of the
United States today."
This was the declaration today of
Comtroller of the Currency John
Skelton- Williams, in ' a highly opti
mistic review of the. financial situa
tion as shown by official reports from
all national banks on the call of June
"The action of the federal reserve
banks in restricting extension of
credit for unessentials and luxuries
and in encourging increased produc
tion of commodities most needed"
the comptroller's statement contin
ues "has been distinctly beneficial
and has, it is believed, been a ma
terial influence in reducing the high
cost of living far and wide.
"Although the application of the
brakes seems to have had a jarring
effect upon some nervous systems
and has occasioned unfounded fears
of a money panic and commercial
crisis, there are in our country abun
dant reasons for confidence and en
couragement as to the future."
First Theft of an Airplane
Chicago, Aug. 1.-The first theft
of an airplane" in Chicago was re
ported to the authorities tonight.
Two men were seen to open the han
gar at Checkerboard field and a mo
?ment later trundled a standard plane
to the field. One climbed into the
cockpit, the other primed the motor
.?nd turned the propeller.
"Contact!" yelled the pilot and |
with a roar the plane took to the air j
as the ground man swung into the
Pilots took the air to search for.
the stolen plane. The yfound it sev
the stolen plane. They found it sev
been forced down bj- engine trouble.
They had stripped the plane of in
struments valued at several hun
Cured of Stomach Trouble and Con
Rachael Cribley of Beaver Dam,
Ohio was sick for two years with
stomach trouble and constipation,
taking one medicine after another
with only temporary relief. "My
neighbor spoke so enthusiastically of
Chamberlain's Tablets" she says
"that I procured a bottle of them at
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treatment convinced me that they
were just what I needed. I continued
their use for several weeks and they
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