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M Fiftieth vearNo. 206 Prico Five cent. OGDEN CITY, UTAH TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1920. LASflEDITlON 4 P. M.. I
I Lloyd george defends soviet war on poles I
I . LEND MILLIONS
I 10 KEEP MOTOR
I COMPif GOING
' Committee Appointed to Take
V Over Management of
I IN SITUATION ALSO
! Stronn Group of Business Men
I Named to Handle Affairs
j of Corporation
19 NEW YORK. Auk. 10. Several
j million dollars soon will be advanced
to the Maxwell Motor company by
III xCw York banks; it was learned today
Ijl when it was announced that a com-
l mlttec had been appointed to take over
E&9 Lbc management Of the concern. The
SM exact amount of the advance will be
tS determined this week it is expected.
vH Walter P. Chryslar. general manag-l
M cr for the various motor enterprises
K of John N Wlllvs. trails lb- manage
JtM ment committee selected for the Le-
rm tioit concern. With him will serve
J R Harbeck, vice president of the
fl k American Cm company and closely as-
JH -...Mated with Mi N iHh ir ous
1 enterprises. -
I OTHERS on BOARD
,jML other members an 1 rg D
'jF Fon president of the Central ' nlon
TjH Trust company, of this city , B R Tin-I
kcr. of the Chase -National bank, Of
PH Xpw York, Ralph Yan Veechten of;
gHM the Continental and Commercial Na-1
lional bank of Chicago. Leo Butsell,
By th( troll National bank
ifr&W and James C. Brady, representing In-I
!fi3gi terests which in the iast have advanc-i
Jcu tai be tuuu iu n". "
B P. Everett, of Detroit, represent-
; ing other creditors of the company and
, Hugh Chalmers, president of the Chal-
''.'sSfl mers 2dotor company which is under
J lease to the Maxwell concern also are-
W on ih(
RUMORS AT REST
lm A statement WM lesued asserting
yTM that ' rumors of difficulties siirround-
y!eS ing the Maxwell and Chalmers com-
X , panj are w I at r t bj ni ounci m n!
!rI of a strong group which has taken
yij hold of the companies' affaire."
feKU It was also announced that because
fJI of the unusual financial conditions
iH which now prevail, lh" time had been
ilftV extended Indefinitely for declaring op-
y .j rallvi the plan tor the merger ol the
SaC Maxwell and Chalmers companies
BEj i he aniiuum cinent said thai assur
niiccs are given that with the Joining
D of strong financial interests and a set-
H tlemcnt of negotiations between the
H Maxwell and Chalmers concerns, there
HH will be a speedy return to normal op-
B crating conditions.
1 Negotiations looKlng towards flnan
clal advances to the Maxwell com-l
DBS p..ny have been in progress here and
Ls i troil weeks
JL. be itacl amount ol the loan to b
Hb4 made to the company had not been
fflfcjj uvteimnied today, it was staled at the
Chase National Dank, it was ex pec l -ed,
however, to total in the netgiibor-l
Hjfl hood of J,o0u,uuo A conference ot
IffH bankers will occur within a short time,
,v -2k 'o a i i ,i i:gi .1. -tails d I In l
JSsl - on
Ji FINAL UNIT OF A. E. F.
SOON CEASES TO EXIST
jB WASHINGTi IN, Auk 10 The'
American expeditionary forces will
iV pas: Into hlstorj August ni when the
1B only remaining unit of the forces, A.J
if J E l-. headquarters b ceat la
Efid exist. Records ot Che great aims that
IBI , was win be transferred io the custody
lgfl of the war department and the fol-i
Lr l lowing day General Pershing will
I Yft maintain he-ad.iiiai ti-rr. In his new ca-
IllM padty as general or the army.
Secretary Raker made puolic thej
names of officers who will be a3
signed on General Pershing's staff in
his new role as permanent head of
iH the army until he carries out his an-1
lH uounced intention of retiring to pri-i
ll vato life. All were with him in the
I VM general headnuarters of the A E. K.
H i hey arc Urlgadler -General Fox Con-
1H nor. Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell J
IH O'Brien; Major John yulckmeyvr;
H Captain G. E. Adamson and Llcuteh-
H ants John T. Snyder, William J. Cun-
1H ninghum and R A Curtln.
SMALL PAPERS KILLED
BY NEWSPRINT SHORTAGE !
V1NCENNES. Ind.. Aug. 9. Citing
tin high price of print papurs and ma
t' rials the Yincennes Capital suspend
d publication folowing Saturday's Is
sue. The paper was organized 20
BEYMOUR, Ind. Aujgw9.- The s
mour Democrat has i eased publication
and its equipment and subscription list
nas been purchased by Jay C. Smith,)
ov. ner of the Seymour Republican. Th-1
fieraocrat was esUibllshed In 186fi as I
a weekly and became a dallv ten years
j DETECTIVES ON
TRAIL OF PAIR j
I WITH STOLEN BABE
PHILADELPHIA, Aug 10
! Detectives today were search
ing for Joseph Damachuck and
his wife, named by counsel for
Augisto Pacquale, "the crank, '
as the kidnapers of Blakeley
Coughhn Ir his alleged con
I fersion Pasquale i3 reported to
I have said that a man named
! "Joe" and his wife were the ab
I ductors. Benjamin F. Good
man, Pasquale 's attorney, de
clared he had identified ' Joe"
as Damachuck and the police
are "hot on his trail. ' '
Pasquale still maintains the
missing child is alive.
Impression Prevails Archbish
op Will Go to Ireland De
spite British Order
i LONDON, Aug. 10. Archbishop
;I.inip .Manlx Of Australia, who was
landed esterday at Penzance bv a
British destroyer which took him from
the LJaltlc off the Irish coast, arrived
'here at C a. m- today There weie only
la few reporters and a handful of
1 lrl sts present to greet the archbishop
but a heavy police Kuard was main
' tained about the station. There were
i no untoward incidents
A less impressive welcome for Arch
bishop Mannlx could hardly have been
:.ita;id ihan that which greeted him
at Paddlngtoh station. Only the late
editions of last evening's new'spaperse
published tne fact that he was com
ing to London and only a few persons
knew that ho was to arrive at an early
POLK EC U ERE READ1
The police had made arrangements
to care tot a much larger crowd than
that formed by u few prb'tds. repre
sentatives of the Irish Holf-Dctermlna-tion
league and reporters.
The archbishop's train was flanked
on either side by other trains and
bolhs ends of the platform wore
guarded by police and detectives.
Even the priests were not allowed
to greet the archbishop until lit had
passed Into the station. Here the po-j
lice had some dllflculty In handling
even the smtfl crowd, as nearly every
one Insisted upon kneeling before the!
archbishop and kissing his hand.
i. 1 1 Mi T LftEJ AMi
I-fforts of those who took Arch-'
bishop Mannix from the station to
evade I he public seemed to lend;
n uttii to statements of. irishmen
that the Australian prelate uiii at
tempt to go to Ireland notwithstanding
the government s determination thai
ho shall not. He was first led to the
subway platform, and then suddenly
liurrb-d to an automobile and driven 1
to the home of a priest In the sub-j
Archbishop Mannix declined to say'
whether he hud ,mv plana for the1
MEXICANS HOLD WRITER
ON FALSEHOOD CHARGE
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 10. Dr. I'aul
Bernaro Altendorff. a writer on In-'
ternattoiiHl affairs who has described
himself here as an agent of the United'
Stiil--. has air. t. -d un e)ri rg.-s
of writing false articles on Mexican1
conditions. It was announced last
night by Generul Eduurdo C. Garcia
chier or staff of the war department'
Me Is being held in the military prison
here and will be arraigned Wednes
day as a " pernicious foreigner."
General Qarcla asserted Dr Lltern
dorff had served thn Austrian Gei-i
man and Mexican governments and
had charged General P. Ellas Calles I
minister of war, of belnr ,i pro-Qei
SHIP MINUS PR0PELL0R
IS TOWED INTO HARBOR
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug 10 Tugs
arrived here today with the Matsonl
Steamship company's steamer Enter
1 rise, which dropped her propel lor 165!
miles from San Francisco while eni
route here from Hilo. T. H., wlch sixty :
passengers and freight.
GET $38 IRE,
Railway Wage Board More
Generous With Express
Workers Than Others
INCREASE TO BE PAID
FROM FIRST OF MAY
Impression Prevails That
Award Will Be Accepted by
I CHICAGO, Au. 10 The railway la-
I bor board today handed down a deci
sion Increasing wages of employes of
the American Railway Express com
pany $30,000, noo -.early
Eighty thousand men not provided
! for by the recent railway wage award
j .ire affected.
I The award is retroactive to May 1,
1920 The wago increasp. amounting
! to 16 cent.'; an now. vin pive messeu
Igers and other train service employes
an increase of $38 40 a month. All oth
er employes will receive an increase
of ?32 C-i.
Train service employes work on a
240-hour month basis while all other
employes work o:i a 204 hour basis
Under the terms of the Esch-Cum-mlns
iransportation act, the express
company will permitted to raise
its rates sufficiently to meet the in
creased labor cost Arguments in the
late case alrcadv have been presented
before ihe Interstate commerce com
mission in Washington.
NEW WORKING RULES.
It was announced that a decision
covering new working rules would be
handed down later
The express decision applies to all
express employes with the exception
' 1 1 2600 Bhopmen who were given 12
cents an hour increase in t h - railway
award last mon". The 16 cents an
hour award is alighU) better than the
average Increase to the railroad men,
; the board finding that express em
ployes, as a class, were not so well
paid as men in other lines of railroad
FOUR UNIONS EFFECTED.
Four unions r.re affected by Ihe
boards decision. They are Brother
hood of Railway and Steamship
lerks, Freight Handlers, Express and
Station Employes, Internationa Bioih
erhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Sta
Iblemen and Helpers of America, Kail
way Express Drivers, Chauffers - rid
Conductors, loca. No. 72u. of Chicago,
Order of Hallway Expressmen.
For the purposu ol (he award the
board divided xpiess employes in tive
classes, but the increase granted was
in taeu case the same, 16 cents anj
hour. Messengers and other employes'
in the train service whose hcurs are
computed on a buti3 of 24o hour month
will receive an it crease of $38.40 All
other employes working on the 201
hour a month b.i i, will receive $32.64
mor- The board directed that pay i
trom Ma 1 to At gust 81 shall be paid,
to employeB separately from their
September checks iu order ihat they
may know the exact amount of back1
Describing sonditlona In the express
service, ihe boaid slates in its decl-
s!on: As In to..- case of the railroad'
employes, this long delay and succes
ion of disappointments (referring to
th- unsuccessful el forts of the men to
get an increase o ily last spring) "ou
pled with the piesaure of a further
rise in living co.is. produced deep and!
not unreasonable dissatisfaction on the
part of express employes, rven to a
greater decree han upon many of he!
railroad employes, ;s tbi wages pai(9
to the express employes were general
ly less than those paid for analogous
service by the railroads and In many
other industries. The express em
ployes 1 1 1 ii fi it i lemselves called upon
to make sacrifices, as they believed
fur beyond thope of any other class
For these reasons and as a measure of
Justice it was decided that this deci
sion, when made, would bo effective
as of May 1. 1920, and that the In
creases herein specified should be;
slightly in excess of those decided!
upon for railroad employes performing
similar service '
Represenlativ es of the express em
ployes' unions woo were present when
the award was hiinded down, were non
COmmital on the subject of Its accepia
billty, but the general Impression was
that the labor board had been more
(Continued ou Page Two.)
j AUTO TRAVELS
FROM S. F. TO
; N. Y. IN 4 DAYS j
NEW YORK. Aug 10 An-!
j nouncement was made today
that a new unofficial record for
i a transcontinental automobile
trip was established when a
five passenger touring car car
rying United States mail from j
San Francidco to New York ar
' i rived here If: te yesterday after
, a run of four days, 14 hours and
! An official of the American
; Automobile association said to-
day that th'is was at least one
1 I day faster than any previous
unofficial record Postal au
, I thorities decl;j-ed that the ma-
chine's time compares well with
I that of all except the fastest
j through mail trains
dies, Id n
Player Noted for Impersona
tion of Hantes in "Count of
NEW LONDON, Conn.. Aug. 10.
Jamos O'Neill, the actor, uled at the
I f-uwr ence Memorial Associated hospl
Ital toduy. Ho had been ill for two
'months suffering from an Internal dis
i order His wlfu and sonj were nt the
j bedside lie was 70 years of ape.
AS EBM1 M t) vnti .
Tur more than flftet'ti yea is and in
,1.101'e than fiuoo performances James
I'-N'elll playcil t:e part of Edmund
1 Li-nlea in "The Count of .Monte t'hris
j to" until his name became so iujsoci
ated Witn that pluy tnat in the lnlmls
of drunia lovers tout to mention one
v. .1-. to suggest the other l was his
great part. th( Character in which he
uchieVed nis greatest success and, de
spite his etforts to discard l lor oth
ers, he was often compelled to return
to it In gratification ot punln demand
or at the request of theatrical m&n
agem Mr. O'Neill made his first nrpcar
ance In that play at booth's theatre in
N w oik, in ltrna, under the manage-
pnent of John Stetson, When t liarics
r Thome who played the part of
1 'antes, died. Mv. O'Neill took the
part and thereafter played It continu
ously for years
I N USUAL INCIDEK l
An unusual incident in Mr. O'Neill's
career was his attempt to Impersonate
l in iji iii a 1'asslOn i'lay produced In
liso at San Francisco, where O'Neill
was tnen a popular player. The effect
w,.m 1 1 owned upon ny tne authorities
despite the fervor anl revereneo with
which Air. O'Neill essayed the part
and, after running for a few weeks, it
h.iJ to Li,- Withdrawn Lter an at
t. in ji was made oy 1piii v K. Ahhe
to piouuce the Passion Uiay in New
lorn Willi -Mi O'Neill in ihe leading
role, but It was prevented bv the au
thorities. FLAYED WITH BOOTH:
Mr. O'Neill was brought to this
ntry when a small child from the
home of his parents in Kilkenny, Ire
land, where he was born November
i'j, 1S49. His first upptarance on the
stage was in the National theatre at
Cincinnati in 1&6S. Subsequently he
peered at the St. Louis Varieties.
played for a Benson in Cincinnati, was
I X 'imp Juvenile In a Baltimore com
pany; played In a Chicago stock com
pany for two years; and appeared with
Adelaide Neilson and Edwin B.ooth in
Classic plays. "
He weni to New 1'ork in 1875 and
played "Pierre" in "The Two Orph
ans,1 The lJrlnco in "The Danichofs"
and as Jean Renaud In "A Celebrated
Case.'' Beginning' In isos he achieved
an envlabh lejiutatlon as I Artagnan
i:i "The Musketeers." Ho attempted
many ears aso to retiro from the
slagc but often was recalled to appear
in romantic dramas In which he was
at his best.
BYSTANDERS ARE SHOT
IN GUNFIGHT ON STREET
CHICAGO, Aug 10 -Two men were
wi.urided n- perhaps fatally. In a
revolver duel between a policeman
anil a bandit on a street car today.
The robber, fighting as ho backed off
the car, escaped into the darkness,
The victims w.-re thi motornuin.
Frank B. 1'avH ami William Barrett.
B pedestrian, who was struck by a
stray bullet while in the. street.
RED FORCES GET
HOLD ON POLISH
Another Road Put in Shape to
Transport Material From
CANNON FROM FOES
! Soviets Sponsor Formation of
in Captured Cities
PARIS. Aug. 10 Th Russians
hnvo captured the town of Clechanow.
thus cutting the Warsaw-Danzig rail
way according to reports from the
French m!litar mission to Warsaw
received by the foreign office toda.
Reports were current in Paris Mon
day that soviet troops had reached
Ciechanow, severing the direct line of
communication between Warsaw and
Daneig, oer which Poland has been
receiving munitions and supplies from
allied sources and yesterday's Polish
onimunlq,ue conceded that Bolshev'k
detachments had occupied Clecanow
for a brief time
( uher dispatches report that the
Poles have repaired a more round
about line between Warsaw and Dan
zig. WOULD CUT ROAD
WARSAW, Aug 10. (By the As
sociated Press) Clechanow, 35 miles
northwest of Warsaw, has been reach
ed b Bolsheviki detachments, which
lare. attempting to reach the Wafshaw
Danzig railroad, according to an offi
cial statement issued last niglu It
la Indicated that the soviet forces were
, 'Iriv.-n la-k following their entry into
the town. No Important changes In
1 1 ho rest of the battle line northeast
'and east of Warsaw rvre shown In the
'statement, which follows
"Bolshevik detachments, concen
trating their pressure towards the
I Danzig railroad .occupied Clechanow
for a short time East of Bledloe, the
Pples are regrouping their forces. Be
tween the Bug and Narew risers, the
situation is inactive.
Polish detachments that re-occupied
Brod) have expelled the enemy
from Radzlwlloff, capturing a batter
Of cannon and machine guns. North
I Of Brody the enemy Is actively pre
paring nn attack to the westward Be
tween the Ctrlpa and Sereth rivers
our forces have defeated the Bolshe
viki. taking -lOu prisoners Including a
regimental staff, and capturing ma
LONDON. Aug 10. In view of the
i soviet threat to cut the direct railway
from Warsaw to Danzig the Poles have
I repaired the line between the two cities
which runs hv the way of Thorn.
Krumberg and Dlrm h u: .s.iys the Lon
don Times. This road Is twice the
l ngth of the other, but is outside the
area of military operations.
FIERCE BATTLE FOUGHT
JOHANNESBURG, Kast Prussia..
Aug D i By the Associated Press
A bat Uc lasting two days was fought
before the Russian bolsheviki were
able to overcome Polish resistance
before t'strolenka, according to a Po
lish courier who arrived today Dis
patches state that the soviet troops
captured 36 cannon in that city.
Aftor the fall of Ostrolcnku, the
Polish forces were pursued by Bolsh-j
vik cavsjrj and it is reported there
hat, been severe fighting in the vlclnl-'
ty of Mlawa, which is still held by the!
Poles After capturing Clechanow the
Bolshevik! swung southward toward'
I'ultulsk, 30 miles north of Warsaw, I
it Is said.
Revolutionary workmen's commis
sions have been established with the
j consent of the Bolsheviki, at Koino,
land Lomia, two Polish towiis taken
MORE STREET CARS ARE
RUN BY STRIKEBREAKERS
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 10. Addi-1
tlonal street cars, manned by strike-.
breakers were running toda Krcder-I
Ick W. lino, general manager of the1
Denver Tramwas company, sani he!
would make no announcement regard
ing the. communication handed him'
ester d a y by a committee from the cx-1
ecutlve (ounLlI of the union men stat
ing they were ready to return to work
A meeting to determine how and'
when the striking street car workers
would rurn to work bean at mill-,
tary headquarters at eleven o'clo.ckl
this morning. The military authori
ties, headed by Major General Leon-'
ard Wood, state officials, citv officers
tramway company officials and lead, rsl
of the men made up the gatherings I
CIRCUS TRAFFIC MANAGER
DROPS DEAD AT 'PHONE
CHICAGO. Aug 10 Funeral ser
vices for Charles C. Wilson, 48. for
fifteen yoars traffic manager of the
RingUng Brothers circus, who dropped
dead at his home here Saturday night,
will be held today.
Mr Wilson was talking to John
Rinjrllng. In New York, over the tele
phone when ho expired of heart dis-'
Mr Wilson was vice president of i
the five Rlngllng railroads. j
HERE'S PLAN OF
ON BY PREMIERS! ;
; PARIS, Aug 10 The mili
1 tary decisions reached at ihe
i Hythe conference between Pre- '
miers Lloya George and Miher- j
I and and their advisers were as
follows, according to the French
j First That it was impracti
I cable and unnecessary to send j !
i allied troops to Poland.
Second The integrity of Po-
land's western frontier was
guaranteed. (Ths palpably ;
means that any effort by Ger-! I
many to U3e the present crisis
in an attempt to regain any of j
the territory ceded to Poland
! under the treaty of Versailles I
I would be decisively negatived
I by the allies )
' Third That all the allies
1 would contmue sending muni i
i tion3 and skilled officers to Pc
; Blockade measures would
1 possibly be taken later, it was
said, but French opinion ques
: tioned the effectiveness of such
Bolt Strikes Just As Evangelist
Asks Who is Ready for
I.A PORTE, ind. Aug. 10. "If a
bolt of llirhtnlng should strike this
tent tonight, how many would be ready
'for It?" the Rev John Timber, evan
gelist, of Jackson Mich., asked a con
.grefration of i-'r-.- Methodists crowding
a tent at Sprlngvllle, six miles north
of here, last night.
Outside a storm was threatening.
A few moments later a holt of light-!
nlng entered the- canvas top. killed
'two ministers on the platform severly
burned the Rev Mr. Timber and
! knocked down many of the WOf-
The dead are the Rev Henry I.enz,
lot Belvldere, 111. and the Rev. L S.
: Huston, field agent of the Evansville
I seminary, Evansville, Wis.
FREE FARES ALLOWED
ON RUSSIAN RAILROADS
MOSCOW, Aug fi After October,
;i government shipments, consign-;
inenis of authorized private mer-l
chandiSe and goods from nationalized'
i factories will be carried free on I
railroads ihroughout Russia VVork
i men and families on leave or chang-
ing their place of employment, In
1 v a lids, students and workers en!
! route to congresses will not be asked'
' to pay transportation.
ROBBER WITH ICE PICK
TAKES VICTIM'S TROUSERS
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. Aug. 10 An(
ice pick in the hands of a determined
highwayman caused Fred Darr of
Springfield; to lose his trousers I -li-r -night,
and today ho Is wearing bor-1
rowed raiment and nursing Ice pick I
Darr was stopped by the robber In
an alley with a demand that tie titrn
over his troupers. Harr refused, but;
complied after being prodded several
times with the ko pick.
RUSSIA IS CONSIDERING
WAR AGAINST ENGLAND
MOSCOW, Aug 6. (By The Asso
ciated Press ) Russia is considering i
With determination the possibility of!
war with England over the situation
which has arisen since the Bolshe-
vikl have begun their offensive against
Warsaw. News from the front is be-
Ing awaited with intense interest.
FORMER OWNER OF CUBS
MEETS HEAVY LOSSES'
CHICAGO. Aug 10. Charging th if
big losses In baseball ventures had
made him Insolvent, creditors of
Charles Weeghman, former owner of
the Chicago Cuba, and proprietor of
a chain of restaurants here, fllod a
petition for involuntary bankruptcv
The court denied the petition on
the grounds that there was insuffi
cient grounds for the appointment of
RUSS ENTITLED I
TO GUARANTEES I
COMMONS TOLD I
But Premier Declares Bolshe
viki Must Not Destroy
ATTACK UPON SOVIETS
WRONG, HE ASSERTS
Lloyd George Explains Sole
Object Is to Get Peace With
LONDON, Aug 10. (By The As
soclated Press.) "I am still hopeful
of peace," were the opening words ol
Premier Lloyd George's announcct
ment In the house of commons todaf
with regard to the Ruo-rolish crisis.
The house was crowded and the
tension was high In anticipation of j
the premier's - peace or war" state
ment. Ag he entered he was warmly
i hi e red.
Mm Kra-ssin and Kameneff. of the
Russian soviet delegation hero, were
! in the strangers' gallery.
Mr Llujd Ceorge declared the Po
lish attack vai not Justified in the
opinion of the British government
) and that the soviet government, In
! any conditions of peace, was entitled
! to take into account the facts of the
:n.ido by the Poles upon Rus- il
, sla and that those attacks were de
livered despite the warnings of the I
allies 1 1 1 I '"land. I
ENTITLED TO GUARANTEES,
Ihe soviet, he declared, was entitled
to demand such guarantees as would
bo exacted by any power against a
repetition of attacks of that kind. ')
What vv.is challenged, he said, was I
that nothing Justm. s retaliation, re
, prlsal or punishment which goes to
extent ol wiping out national ex
j Apart altogether from the moral
right of any power to demand the ex- H
: Unction ot another nation Is punish-
ment fur the aggression of its gov -(
eminent," Premier Lloyd George said
I Europe has to be considered. The
independence of Poland and its BX
; Kence us an independent nation is
I an .scntial part or the structure of
European peace Repartition of Po-
laud would not merely bo a crime.
It would be a peri! and we have tu
consider both these, contingent 103 as a
basis tor our policy."
PI. 1 SOLE AIM.
I The premier declared that the sole
I purpose uf the allied policy was to se
cure peace on a basis ..1 independence
tor ethnogra ihlcal Poland He said I
the 11 the conference agreed that the
I allies should advise Poland to n
I deavoi to negotiate an urmistice and
make peace as long sucn lndepend
ence was recognized. That rocom
meudatlon hai been lurwarded to the j
soviet government, the premier state a;
SUSP14 H)l DELAY.
1- pointed out that the utiles sug
gested to tne soviet that they declaio
a truce Munda at midnight but this
was nut accepted in view ui Hie Minsk
meeting set lor Wednesday. He doclar
ed theie had been great and suspicious
delays in coming to a discussion uf un
aimistice He could not imagine, the
.i. iniei said, why, it there had been
I a real desire to have an armistice and
goilate peace, the soviet ,;overnmcni
would not nave fixed a dute-at the lat
test 1 week or ten days ago for this
i h. premier continued
W e are not going to have a quar
r. I in- pi up.is..- u engage this coun
try Hi a ulspute whether it means fH
much or little upon the difference
between .Monday ui Wednesday, and
the-ic the allies an agreed
mi ST r i: worst.
"If thev negotiate an agreement at
.Minsk we do not propose to intervene
to,' upset any arrangement winch is
ceptable to the i'oit-s It is their
affali 1 sincerely trust it will mean
peace, but supposing It did not we
have got (o face that."
II tne Minsk failed because the
Poles refused to accept terms which
the soviet was entitled to exact, hav -ing
regard to the- way in which the
conflict and the I'olish military con
ditioUi then the allies could not sup
port Poland, the premier declared
However, if the Bolsheviki Instated
upon ie m.s threatening the independ
ence of Roland then a difficult aitua
(ion would arise
The premier said no action would
be taken except lo support the strug
'ic foi Poland's existence and lnde
pendence No allied troops would be
s nl to Poland, he declared, it would
n. t bi n. vi -s i: . , he said. If the Polish
resources were thoroughly organized
and well elirected.
The next action, continued the
' lier would be to put economli f
preasun upon soviet Russia, either
by nav.il action or International ac
tion Substantial stores, he says, were
available in that quarter of the world
which the allies would feel obliged to
send to Roland.
Replying to an interjection as to
what the peisltlon of America would
be, Mr Lloyd George- said'
"We certainly are going to appeal
to America. There Is, of course, the
difficulty In America that up to tho
present she has not ratified the treaty
and that ihe treaty is the subject of
conflict between the two great par- I
ties. It is not In our power to se
what view ihe American executlv
would take. I am only Judging from
the attitude of America at the pencr
conference She was a strong protag-
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