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NO. 5017. ' . : ' WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. JULY 24. 1920. ' M TWO rraTllBB ' 1 ? t 2 ' 1 I ' ')> SECOND 7 GIVES R1 _ HOPES P a Rare Sailoring And Breeze Go Against Lipton Defeat of Shamrock Makes Fifth and Deciding Event Today's Sensation. i Bf GEORGE KEMT. (UniTerul Serrice Staff Correspondent.) New York, July 23.?The most sensational water slicing In yachting annals will take place tomorrow, when Shamrock IV and Resolute cloud off in the deciding contest of the cup series. Resolute's brilliant victory today rendered the race-off possible. The white and bronze defender rode in more than a minute ahead, boat for boat, on the nose of a snorter, which piped up from 12 to 20 knots. America's triumph today torpedoes the alibi of Shamrock supporters. The scow-lipped sloop had the wind, lie sea and the course Drayed and haggled for by the Shamrock organisation. These were conditions. It was said, under which the Lipton yacht would starch out her canvas ' walls and coast miles ahead of Resolute. Skipper Adams outsailored Skipper Burton, outbluffed him. and at! tne point of the race out-dared him. (' The big balloon of Lipton's hope is | punctured, and there will be little jubilation aboard the clover-hued lacer tomorrow. F#* Fanned .(? ), There was a smother of mist at the lightship this noon, but after a wait of an hour a breeze stepped 1 along and shuffled the fog away. Resolute outguessed and outjockcyed (he slow-witted Brit^her, and ' came away 23 seconds ahead. The American shot a nasty back wind at Shamrock which forced the ! latter over to leeward, while Reso- j 1 lute, slipping out to where the wind i ( lay, caught a regular stabbing fist j ] of wind, and in ten minutes had won a half-mile lead. ' Shamrock rolled in part of this | advantage but Resolute ate on i ahead and regained It. The wind ( freshened and bloated the sails of j the racers as they came around the i first turn. At this point Resolute was leading by one minute, fortyeight seconds. The wind grew and grew. The water bared its teeth in whitecaps everywhere. The wind picked up to a speed of twelve knots, became ' fifteen and at times was hitting the twenty-knot mark. Gain* 42 Seeonda. The Upton organization had declared that iM a twenty-knot wind and smooth sea. the Shamrock would move awdy from Resolute as ' from a light tlirr. It is true that on this leg Shamrock gained fortytwo seconds, but nothing more. A distance of about three-fourths of a mile was maintained between the two craft until the end of the race. Before the race ended the wind, i which had been blowing south- l southeast, shifted to northwest, a < complete change of direction. The J ^ nor'wester stretched a black limb of I thundercloud across the sky and t lowering down on the horizon. The)' darkness which f<* lowed deprived 1 all craft of detail, transforming ( them to silhouettes. To yachtsmen it was only a big squall threatening. Burton sent a man aloft and before long the big t club topsail had fluttered down the j taast. This is the tapering sail above the mainsail which gives the sloops 1 their appearance of grace and 1 speed. The sail was taken in out 6t * fear of the rain. s Resolate Stretches Lead. The squall came hi a driving I spatter of big drops and was soon v over. Resolute had stretched its c lead through the daring of its r captain. It was Adams' Down East ^ blood which forbade him take in I) the big sail. The ^>ld books tell t many stories of clippers^ cracking t on sail as they careened around the t Horn, flying past trembling British V craft, riding before the wind with naked masts. t Every steam whistle on the scene 8 jerked out a blast of congratulation t as the Resolute crossed the line. No c day witnessed a louder hall of the t CONTINDBD ON PAGlTnvE. l" THE PRINC1 THERE had to be a king and queen, of course. The king was a terrible old man who wore six-shooters and spurs, and shouted In such a tremendous voice that the rattlers on the prairie would run Into their holes under the prickly pear. Before there was a royal family they called the man "Whispering Ben." When he came to own 50,000 acres of land and more cattle than he could count they called him O'Donnell, "The Cattle King." The queen had been a Mexican girl from Laredo. She made a good, mild, Colorado-claro wife, and even succeeded in teaching Ben to modify his voice sufficiently while in the house to prevent U? diahes from being broke*. i - * ... TRIUMPH ESOLUTE 1 FOR CUP r ???????? i SUMMARY OF THE RACE. | ! Elapsed time, first leg: R?MlBte Ii83>14 Shamrock It35i02 Resolute's lead at flrat mark, 1 minute, 48 seconds. Elapsed time, econd leg: Resolute 3ti02 Skamrork SOilS , Elapsed time of first and second legs: ' Rranlulr 2i34il? , Shamrock S?5W i20 ' Resolute's lead at second mark, 1 minute. 4 seconds. Elapsed time for 30-mile course: Reaolate 3tS7iS3 Skaarcck 3il4tl0 Resolute's lead, without time allowance, 3 minutes, 18 seconds. Corrected time for Resolute, wjth allowance of 6 minute*. 40 seconds, 9 minutes. 68 seconds. HARDING GOES TO GOLF LINKS 0 Senators Elkins, Hale and Frelinghuysen Linger After Marien Speech. (B; I'alveraal Service.) Marion, Ohio, July 23.?Abandoning office and work Senator Warren ( G. Harding, the Republican nomi- . nee, motored today to Mansfleld. ^ Ohio, and played a foursome on the Mansfleld golf links. Accompanying the Senator were 1 Senators Frelinghuysen. New Jersey; Elkins, West Virginia, and t Hale, Maine, who came to Marion t for the notification cerhmonies and r remained as the house guests of ' Senator Harding. Senator Frelinghuysen, in discussing the political situation generally, ( said: 1 "It has been interesting to note ' the difficulties with which the | ( Democratic candidates, leaders and i. National Committee have been faced i In selecting a chairman of the Na- J tional Committee and agreeing on I nome at least, of their campaign plans. j "No wonder they are having trou- 0 bles. President Wilson having die- d tated the San Francisco platform^ precisely as he wanted It, was still \ unwilling to give his blessing to s the ticket until the nominees had t made a pilgrimage to Washington, c personally declared complete and t unqualified fealty to Wilson and Wiisonism. and adopted the whole ? Wilson program for their own. r Only then did the President an- ? nounce his approval." 0 NAVY SHIPYARD! PAY SCALE OP' u # V Committee of 3 to Recom- f n mend Adjustment Here i And Elsewhere. a ?r Adjustment of the wage scale of ill shipyard workers employed by ? :he Navy Department Is to be undertaken by a committee of three e which will report prior to or on 11 Vugust 20. according to announce- ^ went made yesterday by Franklin a 3. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of t :he Navy. The recommendation for such an j. idjustment was by another commit- b ee of three consisting of one mem- 1 >er of the Shipping Hoard, one of ' he Navy Department and one of he American Federation of Labor. ? vhich has had the advisability of r uch action under consideration. Due to the fact that the con- v tructlon program of the Shipping u ioard is virtually complete and its (; vork in the future will be done ither in private yards or in the / lavy yards of the country. Admiral * V. S. Benson asked that the board >e excused from future consideraion in the matter and the quesion will be considered merely from he standpoint of the Navy De- s >artment. . h Statutory regulations provide that c he scale of wages paid by the o rovernment in its yards shall equal d he average wage paid by private Q oncerns. but an effort will be made o confirm the previous policy of a li tandard wage along the Atlkntic a 'oast. n 5SS AND TH When Ben got to be king she would sit on the gallery of Espinosa ranch and weave rush mats. When wealth became so Irresistible and oppressive that upholstered chairs and a center table were brought down from San Antone in the wagons she bowed her smooth, dark head, and shared the fate of the Danae. To avoid lese majeste you have been presented first to the king and queen. They do not enter the story, which might be called "The Chronicle of the Princess, the Happy Thought, and the Lion That Bungled His Job." Josefa O'Donnell was the surviving daughter, the princess. From her matter she inherited RATE INCREASE TO DOUBLE PAT, LABOR CLAIMS Bert M. Jewell of A. F. L. To Give Statement of " Analysis Today. AWARD TO BE SIFTED Officials of Unions Declare Board Unwise Not to Reconsider. (By Calvcraal Serrtcf.) / The schedule of increased rates letermlned upon by the railway executives to meet the $*00,000,000 V1fe^ increase granted by fhe Rail-oad Labor Board will yield more han twice that amount. This will be the outstanding aslertlon in a formal statement to be ssued today by Bert M. Jewell, ictlng president of the Railway De>artment of the American Federa,ion of Labor. ' Mr. Jewell will analyze' at length he recent award ?of the Federal ward, explaining why railway i vorkers generally are dissatisfled | vith the decision. He will also ; ake up arms in defense of the 'ailroad telegraphers, who have reused to accept the award and have tubmitted it to a strike vote. The "ailroad telegraphers. Mr. Jewell >eiieves, were discriminated against n the scale of increases granted, ^e will also assail the proposal of he railroad executives to increase he freight charges on milk. Mleat. Federation officials refused yeserday to comment on the possi>ility of a strike of railroad telegraphers. but declared that the Ralload Labor Board had acted "most inwisely" in refusing to reconsider lome parts of the award. In appealing to the Interstate omnierce Commission yesterday 'or increased express rates. T. B. iarrison, representing the express companies, said that $73,000,000 in ncreased wages must be added to he $<5,000,000 already asked by the :ompani?8. Deelare Deleft Filed I p. The original demands of the com>anies were based on the $22.000,100 deficit which they Kay piled up luring the period of Federal conrol. Recent Increased demands for vages. it was declared, had neceslitated a much larger estimate of he revenue needed to make the companies operate on a paying >asis. The railroads, in a petition filed fith the Interstate Commerce Comnission Thursday, said they needed higher rates to meet the $600.'00,000 wage award and opponents "ill try to show that they are unlecessary and that increased freight ates asked several weeks ago arc ufficient for railroad needs. JNION MEN TO TESTIFY AT OUTLAW STRIKE PROBE j Chicago. July 23.?Sixty railroad! inion heads and railroad officials j 'ere subpoenaed today to testify beore a Federal grand jury here toriorrow regarding the "outlaw" rail trikes beginning last March. Shorty after the strike opened John Gruiau. head cf the Chicago^Yardmen's issociation, and a number of others ' .ctive in the disturbance were ar- I csted and held for the grand Jury. Railroad 'Workers of the country | tartod a referendum on whether! he $600,000,000 award is acceptable. Conferences of the railroad labor I xecutlves here broke up late last J light with a decision to submit the ' luesticn to the rank and file. The j ecision followed an unsuccessful ttempt to reopen the wage matter iefore the Labor Board. Labor leaders in ordering a referndum will make recommendations. 14 ven unions, it is understood, will >e asked to act favorably. The frotlierhood of Maintenance of Way mployes was understood to favor uch action. Tabulations of the referendum will iOt be complete befcre September 1, ail leaders here anticipated. They ointed out railroads would then be without government protection, and nion labor would feel freer to take ndependent action. :0NDEMNEDNEGR0 ADMITS 6 MURDERS Spnta Ana, July 23.?Mose Giboff, negro, under sentence to hang. ias confessed to six murders, acording to Sheriff C. E. Jackson, f Orange County, who returned tolay after taking Gibson to San tuentin, Cal.. penitentiary. Three murders in Louisiana, two n Arlxona and one in Florida are dmltted by Gibson, Jackson anounced. E PUMA waxmth of nature and a dusky, semi-tropic beauty. From Ben O'Donnell the royal she acquired a store of intrepidity, common sense and the faculty of ruling. The conibiftatlon was one worth going miles to see. Josefa while riding her i>ony at a gallop could put Ave out of six bullets through a tomato can swinging at the end Of a string. She could play for hours with a wfTite kitten she owned, dressing it in all manner^ of absurd clothes. Scorning a* pencil, she could tsll you oat of her head what 1.S4S 2-year-olds wquld bring on the hoof at $8.50 per head. Roughly speaking, the Esjtinosa ranch is forty miles long and thirty bread?but mostly YANK SKIPPER'S CLEVERNESS GLOQMS VISITING YACHTSMEN * / FJ^j^HHv ';yBp' .^KF %. IffiffWF^^PSfr - ^|HPP^(:: ^?[fe-yP?f9^RJB . ^iSrM^BI mBBB ' :; ^PSHj ^BL?, " ^?.?JH^ V/hni\Luo r KANCib ADAMj. New York, July 23.?It was the cleverness and skill, the superior sailorship, tlw daring and the alertness of Charles Francis Adams, skipper of the American yacht Resolute, that- brought gloom to Sir Thomas Lipton's crew on the Shamrock IV and their hopes of lifting the famous cup. The Resolute had minutes to spare when it slipped across the goal ahead of the British racer today, tying the score and making all the more interesting the final event tomorrow. *"> RULING AGAINST WHITE COMING WILSON COUSIN FOR CONFAB I . . ' War Secretary Approves New Democratic Chairman Only $70,000 of $250,- To Discuss Congressional 000 Asked for Stabilizer. Part of Campaign. Being a first cousin of President j (Public l.rdgrr Sfrrirt.) Wilson proved of no av^fl to John George White, chairman of th< A. Wilson, of Oil City. Pa., in seek- i Democratic Pre.identlal campalgi ing full settlement of a claim, commlt*e?. will confer with Repreagainst the War Department for ,enlatlve Henry D. Flood, of Vlr1150.000 Newton D. Baker. Sec- I Kjn|a. chairman of the DemocratW retaxy of War. announced yester- i congressional committee, when h< day that the claim had been ap- j Comes to Washington next Thuraproved by him as it passed the day, it was announced here yestercontract adjustment" board, which j day Flood said that the conference allowed Mr. Wilson only a little , w||| j,av? to do with coordinating over 170.000 for the work he had t|lc Presidential and Congressiona done for the government on a stab- I campaigns for the fall election. Illier for airplanes. The two men are expected to conThe action of the Secretary means ' fer with President Wilson during that there Is no further appeal I White's sojourn in Washington within the War Department fori They cherish hopes of obtaining Mr. Wilson and that hl? chances control of the House as well as a for settlement in full have gone victory for Gov. James M. Cox, ol glimmering. Ohio, the Democratic Presidential The contention of the Pennsyl- nominee. vania relative of the Chief Exec- Other members of the Democratic utive was that he should be paid Presidential campaign committee for experimental and development of fifteen and the Congressional work that he did On his invention committee are expected to come tc prior to the time that he received Washington next week for confera contract from the United States ences in relation to the coming government for a limited number, campaign. Confident of a "solid This position was overruled sue- South," the Democrats will centei cessively by the contract adjust- their campaign for an increase Ir ment board, the appeals board, the their Congressional strength in sevadvisors on claims to the Secre- eral States where the Republipar tary of War nnd the Secretary of representation in the House now War himself. t [predominates. (Public l.?lfer Serricc.) In the opinion of Mr. Flood, the ' 1 Democrats will make inroads upon NEGRO CONFESSES the solid Republican delegation *TT*rFTKir PTDIC fr?m lndlana and the Republican A1 1 AV-lvilNVj VlllxL^ majority in New York. Ohio, Cali ? i fornla, and some of the smaller Cincinnati. July 23.?John Smith, state delegations. He said that th? 48. negro chauffeur, formerly of At- Democratic platform and the party lanta. is held In jail here on charges record would be the basis of theii of having attacked two 11-year-old , campaign. girls In the home of one of the chll- j 1 =? dren whose father SECOND BARREL TRIP Smith confessed th% attacks ana, told the police he had been convicted OVER FALLS PLANNED of murder In Atlanta and had served eight years before being pardoned Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 23. ? + M 'm t f<4 Bobby Leach, who successfully shot 'lrMr to Hang September 10. the Canadian falls In a steel barrel (Special ? WMfclsftn Herald.) jn jgn, has expressed his' Intention Richmond, Vs., July 23.?William 0f trying It again In the near fuTurner, negro, convicted of the mur- ture. The tentative date set by him der of T. Morgan Moore on a gov- : js August 25. . err.ment reservation near Alex- j He will make the trip this time andria. was today sentenced by Fed- j in a specially constructed, barrel, to eral Judge Waddill to be hanged j be made by 'a Canadian steel comIn Henrico County Jail yard 8eptem- ' pany which has offered him a $2.60(1 ber 10. I prize and stock In the company. 7 There was a ing out of leased land. Josefa. on her pony. lines. He was late In setting out had prospected over every mile of on his return trip, and it was sunIt. Every cow puncher on the down when he struck the White range knew her by sight and was Horse Crossing of the Nueces, a loyal vassal. Ripley Glvens. Ffom there to his own camp It foreman of one of the Esplnosa was sixteen miles. To the Espinooutfits, saw her one day. and made ?a ranch house it was twelve. *up his mind to form a royal mat- Glvens was tired. ' He decided to rlmonial ^lllance. Presumptuous? pag8 the night at the Crossing. . No. In those days in the Nueces * ... . . , There was a fine water hole In country a man waa a man. And. ai_ / _ . , "ter all. the title of cattle king ^ rlrer-bed^ The banks were doe. not presuppose blood royal. th,ck,y COTered, w,th ?" * trM?' undergrown with brush. Back Otttm it only signifies that it. from the water hoV flfty yardg owher wears the crown in token wu a ?tretch of curJy mesqtme of his magnificent qualities in the Rrass - supper for his horse and art of cattle stealing. bed for oivena staked his One day. Ripley Glvens rode over horse, and spread out his saddle to the Double Elm Ranch to in- blankets to dry. He sat down with quire about a bung) of stray /ear- his back, against a tree and rolled. 4 , " . . j, A.* ',1... * " - - RUSSIAN WAR PERIL VEXES GREAT BRITAIN ' Bolshevik Reply to Poland's Request for Peace Eagerly Awaited. would not interfere1 England's Power of Ecoi nomic Pressure Bright i Feature of Situation. By SIR GEORGE PAlftH. (Wukliftra Heralg-Pahlle M?r *?rvl?, Syrrlal Cable Dlapateh.) London, July 2J.?The dancer of j war between England and Russia is causing much anxiety, and the reply of Russia to Poland's request for peace is awaited with the keenest interest, war, were it to break out. would not be popular in Eng- j | land. The Bolshevist form of govern- I ment is universally disliked by all j classes, but there Is a very common feeling that the aggressor in this instance was Poland and that ; foreign nations have no right to interfere with other nations If they do not select the kind of gove^nsqeut which meets with the general approval. Consequently the hope is usiversal tfiat Poland will make peace with Russia and so render J actual intervention by Great Brit- I ain unnecessary. Fewer With Brltala. Were ware to break out Great Britain could, of course, blockade the Russian Coast and thus exert a very powerful economic pressure, I While it is believed that Poland | with the help of British and French munitions of war, could put up a strong fight on land. Inasmuch, however, as Great Britain has already shown a de1 sire for peace with Russia, it is hoped that the Russian government will reciprocate and that a fresh war with all its horrors and economic and financial consequences, be averted. The results at Spa. apart from the change of atmosphere and the man- i ner in which the negotiations were ! conducted, are not considered im- ' CQMUftED ON TAGB PIVS. GARY SOUGHT j : AS SHIP WAITS,1 ' I Crew Seeks Distinguished Passenger as He Chats With Captain. i New York. July 13.?For,an hour i today it looked as if the French j liner La France would not be able , to sail on time, because Judge Elbert H. Gary could not be found ! and the line officials agreed that it would be impossible to leave with| out their most prominent passen, ger. Mrs. Gary and a party of ( guests, including Public Service Commissioner Nixon, were aboard, | but the Judge had vanished. Ship's officers and stewards scurried across decks, peered into the , smoking saloon, the dining saloon, i l the reading room and everywhere, but he was still missing. Then. Just as they were on the point of i giving up the search. Maurice Kominski, chairman of board of directors of the line, remembered that he had introduced the judge to Capt. I i Marraus, and the posse rushed to J the captain's cabin. There they 1 . found'the missing man. The gangplank was hauled in and the vessel pulled out. strike of 16 men forces 7,000 our; Bayonne, N. J.. July 23.?A strike ; of sixteen men today forced 7,000 employes of the Standard Oil Comi pany here to quit work today. The sixteen me* struck for in, created wages and an eight-hour day. They were the "pilers" in the i case and can department, it was i expected that the rest of the plant employes would join those now out i in sympathy unless the demands i were granted. f hero risthe ruins. * * a cigarette. From somewhere in the dense timber along the river came a sudden, rageful. shivering wall. The pony danced at th^end of his rope and blew a whistlihg snort of comprehending fear. Glvens puffed at his cigarette, but he reached leisurely for his pistolbelt. which lay on ths grass, and twirled the cylinder of his weapon tentatively. A great gar plunged with a loud splash into the water, hole. A little brown rabbit skipped around a bunch of catclaw and sat twitching his whiskers and looking humorously at Glvens. The pony went on eating grass. It is well to be reasonably watchful when a Mexican lion incs soprano along the arroyM ALLIES Ms ACROSS G TORESC ? ALLEGED SLAYERS GET CHANGE OF VENUE Lynchburg, Va.. July S3. ? Upon petition for removal from the Henry ! County Circuit Court of anN indict-! ment found against Revenue Agents J. N. Wood, principal, and ' R. H. Drummond, Jr.. J. H. Pugh and J. C. , Wiimath, accessories, charged with J the murder of Husea Thomas, Judge H. C. McDowell, In the District Court here today, issued a writ of habeas corpus directing the marshal to produce the four defendants before him in Roanoke, August 9. The men are charged with the killing of Hosea Thomas, an alleged 1 moonshiner. In Henry County ^recent- ! ly, while they were conducting a raid. The effect of the action here today is to remove the cases to the Federal courts for trial. POLAND PLEADS! FOR SYMPATHY! Wilson Message as Morale Stimulant Asked by Prince. Help for Poland against the Rus- ' aian Soviet forces was asked of the United States by the Polish Minister. Prince Casimir Lubomirski. yesterday. An immediate declaration of "moral support" was the first request made to the State Department. A like pronouncement from President Wilson personally. It was further suggested, would greatly encourage the Polish people and serve to bolster up the morale of the Polish army. Prince Lubomirski also discussed informally forms of material assistance this government could render in the interest of Poland in the present crisis. No assurances that any action would be taken by the United States were given to the Minister. Extension of further credit to purchase surplus war supplies in this CONTINUED ON PACE TWO. WILSONMAKES COAL PROMISE Mediation Offered Illinois. Palmer Calls New York Conference. <By Vailed Preaa.i Acting at the request of President. Wilson, Secretary Tumulty yesterday telegraphed six New England and three Northwestern governors that the coal needs of their States would be taken care of. The President also asked Hugh L. Kerwin, chief of bureau of conciliation of the Labor Department to offer mediation in the Illinois coal fields. The action followed a conference with Secretary Tumulty and representatives of the Illinois coal opera- , tors at the White House. Kerwin eaid he would appoint a 1 mediation commission to proceed immediately to Springfield. III., where hearings in the wage controversy will be held. Attorney General Palmer announced he had called a conference , of dealers to discuss means of relieving the .coal shortage to meet 1 Tuesday in New York. New England coal distributors i appeared before the Interstate Commerce Commission yesterday and urged the Immediate necessity of , such priority. orders to break the j 1 famine In that section. They were 1 J. D. A. Morrow, Gordon Covell, Le j ' Baron Willard, W. G. Hawley. and C. H. Sprague. The commission took the com- j mittee's recommendations under ad- ( visement. It is considered almost i certain that the necessary priority j regulations ?'i! b?- handec. ilnwii ' 1 within a few days in order to deat ! i with the New England emergency.1 i at sundown. The burden of his song may be that young calves and lambs are scarce, and that h? has a carnivorous desire for your acquaintance. In the grass lay an empty fruit can, cast theta by tome former sojourner. Given caught sight of it with a grunt of satisfaction. In his coat pocket tied behind his saddle was a handful or two of . ground coffee. Black <^offee and cigarettes! What ranchero could desire more? In two minutes he had a little fire going clearly. He started, with his can, for th^ water hole. When within fifteen yards of its edge he aaw, between the bushes, a side-saddled pony with down . . oV iYRUSH ERM'ANY UE POLES Neutral Berlin Fails to Check Defense Plans French Army Hurries Preparations While Reds Sweep On. Br KARL H. VOW WIKGAAD. iVniverxal S*rrW Cable DUpatch.) Berlin, July 23 The Stvltt romHiadfri appear to be throwing ever freak masses axalnst the Folea, regardle?s of loaaea, evldeatl) presalag for a qolrk, decisive flnlnk. ? At the foreign off Ire I waa Jast Informed that bo answer hats yet been received from the alllea to Uerauar'i reqaeat for permlasloa to orcanlie a apeelal border defenae la East Prnaala. Orgaal aatloa of anch a defenae la nevertheless going ahead. Straac Bolaheviat agitation la reported from KoenlKibrrg aad Tllalt, the two former fortreaaea la Kaat Prnaala. Ia military circles here grim aatlafaetloa la expressed that the eateate ia bow forced to admit the trath of the Soviet menace, which hitherto had been iBVarlably characterised in allied coaatrlea aa "(>erman propaacaada.' (By I niversal Service Staff Corre pondent ? SpeclaU Cable Dlaiitek.) Paris, July 23.?Should the Russian Soviet commander refuse to acsept Poland's plea for an armistice, allied forces will immediately be rushed to the Russo-Polish front by way of Germany, disregarding altogether the German government's declaration of strict neutrality. I learn from the highest source that a perfunctory demand for permission to speed allied troops through German territory is about to b? dispatched to Berlin, but plans have already been made to cross the termer empire, whether the Berlin government consents or not. Marshal Foch's headquarter* in Paris today presented an aspect similar to the critical days of the irreat war. The wires ? outgoing and incoming?are sizzling day and night with "red hot" messages. All staff officers have been obliged to ancel their leave. Artillery First Xeed. Heavy artillery will be sent first to Poland, to <111 the dire need of the Polish army. It will be closely followed by an unending stream of troops of all branches of the service, together with immense stores of ammunition. The German delegation here is onstantly reiterating its contention that all these plans are futile unless Germany's military help is enlisted, rhe Germans argue the allies will tie incapable of stemming the Soviet lide because "only a half million rushed to the front within 4S hours :an save the desperate situation." The allies, so the Germans dela re, are unable to raise that number of troops even within a month. Meantime the Berlin' governn-.ent refuses to allow the allies to send to Poland the German war material confiscated by the allies under the Versailles treaty. The Germans aver that to send this material to Poland for use in a new war would be a violation of article 169 of the treaty, which stipulates that the stores must be destroyed. Avoid German Aid. By refusing to allow Germany to mass troops on her eastern front they gave encouragement to the Bolshcviki to push the pursuit of the Poles to a finish. On the other hand, were they to allow Germany to mass those troops, they would automatically raise the former enemy to the rank of an ally, for in protecting her own eastern border, Germany would ilso be protecting the Khine line, which today is the allied barrier gainst Sovietism. The British King personally views the immediate future with the acutest alarm, it is said. If things continue to 'slide" the way they have been in the past few Tnths and weeks, then the upshot the present complication can be nothing else but a spectacular collapse of the Versailles treaty of peace. For it is obvious that oncj the allies have accepted military help from Germany, the allies will not be in a position to enforce ths i>act. a tnoroughgoing change IB he whole European policy seems IB? . pvitable, with a consequent reshaf*ing of the map of the old world, thus rendering altogether useless the combined work of the greatest statesmen of Kuope during the last two years. By 0, HENRY dropped reins cropping grass a little distance tb his left. Just rising from her hands and knees on the brink of the water hole was Josefia O'Donnell. She had been drinking water, and she brushed the sand from the palms of her hands. Ten yards awaj", to her rilfht, half concealed by a clump of sa^cuista. Givens saw the crouching form of the Mexican lion. His amber eyeballs glared hungrily; six feet from them was the tip of the tail stretched 'straight, like a pointer's. His hindquarters rocked with the motion of the cat tribe preliminary to leaping. Givens did what he could. 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