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ARIZONA
AW INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1920
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VOL. XXXI., NO. 115
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SUFFRAGE VOTE
IS QUESTIONED;
TENNESSEE W
RESCIND ACTION
Forty-Seven Members Sign
Pledge to Vote to Recon
sider Ratification Vote in
Tennessee Assembly
BRIBERY CHARGE TO
BE PROBED BY JURY
Nashville Papers' Publish
. Affidavits Charging Suf
fragists Offered Bribe to
State Representative
Republican A. . Leased Wire
NAS HVTLLE, Tenn.. Aug. 19 Forty
even members of the Tennessee house
have signed a pledge to vote to recon
sider ratification of suffrage. Speaker
Seth "Walker declared tonight, speak
ing at a mass meeting called by those
opposed to suffrage. Others will sign
the pledge tonight and tomorrow, he
said, declaring that the ratification vote
would be reconsidered.
Mr. "Walker was leader of the anti
suffrage forces in the fight In the house
and changed his vote to "aye" to move
for reconsideration. ,
Failure of anti-suffrage leaders to
attempt to force the Tennessee house
to reconsider its action of yesterday in
ratifying suffrage was overshadowed in
Interest by the launching of a county
grand jury investigation into charges
that improper influences have been
brought to bear on members of the
legislature in consideration of the
measure.
Publication by the Nashville Tennes
eean and the Nashville Banner of two
affidavits attributed to C. C, Wallace,
Judge of the city court of Lewisburg,
Tenn r.nd E. E. Murray of Nashville,
alleging that an attempt had been made
by a suffrage leader to bribe Repre
sentative H. T. Burn, Republican, also
was a feature of the developments.
Charge Bribe Offered
The grand jury, charged by Judge J.
D. B. Debow of the Davidson criminal
court before noon, had 'summoned J. T.
Eichelberger of "Washington, D. C, a
publicity man in charge of headquarter
here of the anti-ratification forces.
Judge Debow's chaipe was directed
at alleged special interests which it has ,
been charged have representatives here
working against ratification.
"It has been reported by some of the
friends and advocates supporting the
ratification," he told the judge, "that
forces of corruption and representatives
Of special Interests have come into this
state from beyond our borders and that
lobbyists have been and are in this
city invading and infesting the rooms
f our state capitol and the lobbies and
public assembling places in our hotels,
and other places in our county.
The court instructed the jury to re
turn indictments promptly if an inves
tigation developed that the laws relat
ing to lobbying had been violated.
Suffrage Carried By One Vote
Charges of the attempted bribery of
Representative Burn were not awarded
seriously by suffrage leaders and many
anti-ratincauonists saia tneir views
were similar. Mr. Burn was recorded
as voting" with the suffrage opponents
on both roll calls on a motion to table
ratification which was lost on a tie vote
and later cast his vote for the amend
ment. One vote decided the issue for
suffrage. The affidavits charged that
he was approached during the interval
between the vote on the motion to table
and the vote to concur with the senate
in ratifying the amendment.
Representative J. Hanover alleged in
the affidavit attributed to Murray as
having told Burn that if he would vote
for ratification he would be given
"anything in the world he wanted" and
that "it would be worth $10,0150 to him
characterized the charge as "no more
than a clumsy effort to blackmail or
embarrass friends and supporters of
the rig'hts of our women." Mr. Han
over said his conversation was confined
to an appeal to Burn to vote for suf
frage.
Major C. L. Daughtry. secretary to
Governor Roberts, named in both affi
davits as urging with Hanover that
Burn vote for ratification, declared
Hanover did not .intimate to Burn be
would be paid any amount of money
or that he would be given any other
consideration.
The house adjourned until tomorrow
without reference to suffrage. SneaKer
Walker has one day more in which t
move for reconsideration.
Dry Your Fruit
Save Your Sugar
Our Washington Information Bu
reau has, for free distribution, a
Department of Agriculture booklet
which tells how to save green food
for winter use.
Do you know that spinach and
turnips may be dried and kept all
year?
Do you know that this drying in
the home may go right on while it
is raining outside?
Never was there greater need for
saving the perishable foods of the
summer season. Drying them is
now the best method because it
calls for no sugar. DON'T FAIL
TO DRY.
(Use the coupon. Write plainly)
Frederic J. Haskin. Director,
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
Information Bureau,
Washington. D. C.
I enclose herewith two cents
In stamps for return postage on
a free copy of the booklet on
"Home Drying."
Name -
Street
City ..-
State
80 Per Cent Of
Bisbee Miners
Are Americans
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BISBEE. ARIZ.. Aug. 19. The
reputation of Bisbee as an Amer
ican camp will be maintained, ac
cording to a statement made yes
terday by G. IL Dowell. manager
of the Copper Queen branch of the
Phelps-Dodge corporation, in a
talk before the luncheon club.
Dowell said that it has been the
policy of the company in the past
to employ American labor and that
this policy will be continued to the
fullest possible extent. He pointed
out that SO per cent of the met.
employed underground at present,
are Americans and that all men
under ground are English-speaking;
that the employment of Mex
ican labor on the Sacramento hill
- project has been a temporary
necessity which will be ended as
soon as the preliminary work is
finished.
lITEDlMS IN
LEAD AT APJTWERP
OLYMPIC CONTESTS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ANTWERP. Aug. -19. The total
scores In the athletic - events track
and field at the finish of today's pro
gram were as follows:
United States. 118 points; Finland.
49; England, 40; Sweden, 36; France,
13; South Africa, 7; Italy. 7; Canada,
7; Norway, 3; New Zealand, 0; Esth
onia, 8; Czeco-Slovia, 2; Holland. 2.
and Belgium 1.
Scores for England. Holland and
Belgium include respectively three,
two and one points won in the tug of
war today. The American and Italian
teams, which finished fourth and fifth
in this event, were not entitled to ahy
points under the rules.
English runners today dethroned the
American star mile runner, Joie W,
Ray of the Illinois A. C in the 1500
metres race of the Olympic games. It
was the second most sensational foot
race of the Olympiad, being Just a lit
tle short of thrills of the W0 metres
race Tuesday.
All competitions today were held in
the rain, giving English athletes some
thing of a homelike atmosphere. They
scored impressively two firsts, a seer
ond and a sixth place for IS points,
one less than the Americans, who won
one first, two thirds and one fifth for
17 points. Sweden was third in the
scoring, taking one second, one fourth
and one fifth place for 10 points.
The calibre of the runners was dem
onstrated by the time of, the winner.
minutes 1 4-5 seconds on a slow rain
soaked track. This time was only six
seconds more than the world's record.
M. L. Shields of the Meadowbrook
club, Philadelphia, who finished third.
J. Connolly of the Boston A A. ana
the other Americans ran back with
the field most of the way. Connolly's
ffort to come up after Ray faded away
proved killing In view of the hot pace
and he was forced to quit. Shields,
who had run well back, came fast at
the finish and was fast overhauling
the two tired Englishmen. It was one
of tho best races the American spec
tators had witnessed for years.
P. J. Ryan ot Loughlin Lyceum, N.
Y., won the hammer throw. G. Lind ot
Sweden was second and B. Bennett of
Chicajro A. C, third. M. J. McGrath,
New York A. C. was placed fifth by
reason of his throw in the qualifying
round. He did not compete today be
cause of a bad knee.
In the qualifying events today the
Americans made good showing. Pad
dork, Los Angeles; Kirksey, San Fran
cisco; Murchison, New York A. C, and
"Woodring. Meadowbrook, Philadelphia,
gaining places in the 200 metres semi
finals, while the quarter rollers, Shae,
U. S. N.; Meredith. New York A. C:
Schiller, Los Angeles A. C, and Emory.
Chicago A. A., won place in the finals.
Shea in his heat won from Rudd,
South African star.
The American pole vaulters likewise
came through the elimination trials
without difficulty, but in the hop step
and Jump the Americans could win
only two places out of four men com
peting. D. F. Ahearn, holder of the
record in this competition, finished
sixth and just managed to qualify.
uhe American long distance runners
failed in the 10.T100 meters run. only
one. Fred "W. Faller of the Dorchester
club qualifying.
BDTH CANDIDATES
CKU SERVICE
NEW YORK. Aug. 19 The Ameri
can Export Manufacturers' association
tonight made puolic letters from Sena
tor Harding and Governor Cox In
which they express a desire for im
provement of American diplomatic and
consular services.
The association recently addressed
communications to candidates recom
mending that the United States own
and maintain proper homes for its for
eign representatives, and establish
graded positions with promotion.
Senator Harding said "America has
been greatly remiss in this function of
government," and added that, ff elect
ed, "America's export trade will re
ceive immediate and deeply interested
attention." He added that "the diplo
matic and consular service and the de
partment or commerce should be
brought together in a concerted and
efficient effort toward finding markets,
developing trade and expediting its
transportation through an American
mf-rchant marine.
Governor Cox wrote:
"I long since recognized the justice
of proper attention to the needs of the
diplomatic and consular career. These
services should demand the best we
have.
COPPER STRIKE AT BISBEE
BISBEE, Ariz.. Aug. 19. An import
ant strike of copper ore, averaging 19
por cent copper, was made in a drift
of the Boras mine last night. The full
face of the drift is in ore. This is the
first sulphide copper ore that has been
encountered in the White Tail deer
section of the Warren district, and is
the same ore that is encountered on
the lower levels of the big mines in tht
district. It will revolutionize geolog
ical opinion as to the extent of ore
CHANGE
bodies in this section.
PONZI THREATENS TO SHAKE
BOSTON FINANCIAL CIRCLES
WHEN HE NAMES MAN INSIDE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BOSTON. Aug. 19. .Charles Ponzi.
discredited prophet of high finance,
again was the object of the attention
of crowds today. He was taken before
a federal commissioner for a hearing
on charges that he used the mails to
defraud. Tonzi waived examination
and was taken back to jail in default
of $25,000 bonds. Trial was set for
September.
In the throng which filled the court
room was John S. Dondero, described
as a partner of Ponzi in his securities
exchange company in papers filed at
city hall, and named with him as a
Joint defendant in bankruptcy pro
ceedings brought by creditors several
days ago.
Dondero has been sought for several
days and service was not made on him
until today. He was arraigned, charged
with larceny of $600 in connection with
the Ponzi scheme. He pleaded not
guilty and was ordered held for a hear
ing Sept. 10. Bonds were set at $5000.
There was no outward indication to
day of any attempt by Ponzi or his
counsel to obtain his freedom on bail.
Ponzi told deputy United States
marshals his downfall wajs due to with
drawal of support by a man prominent
in the city's financial circles. If given
his liberty under guard for 60 days
Ponzi asserted he could make good
dollar for dollar on every .promise and
prove- his solvency.
"There is likely to be a big blow up
within a few days," he was quoted as
saying. "If I tell what I know about
a certain man prominent in Boston
who poses as a philanthropist and
public benefactor, there will be a great
change of sentiment.'
Ponzi remarked as an instance of
continued public confidence in him
that he had received a check for $5500
for investment before he left the jail
today, which he turned over to the
sheriff.
Attorney General Allen announced
that $15,000 of the funds of the Old
Colony Foreign Exchange company had
been located in New Y6rk and that this
brought ' the total -of the company's
funds accounted for to $150,000.
Ponzi's liabilities, as uncovered by
the state attorney general, totalled to
night $4,308,874. representing the
claims of 10,200 investors plus the 50
per cent interest promised.
A run on the First State bank, i
private institution doing business prin
cipally with members of the Italian
colony, continued today. Depositors
were said to be alarmed in indefinite
reports that President Thomas Nutlle
had suffered losses in the closing of
the Hanover Trust company which was
involved in the Ponzi collapse. Presi
dent Nutile said he could produce three
times as much money as was neces
sary to pay off the $1,000,000 of de
posits. -
Ponzi said tonight that he was con
tent to remain in Jail" after being ar-
O-owds in the court room gathered
around him in an effort to grasp his
hand and he smiled broadly in appre-
elation.
COX CHARGES HUGE
SLUSH FUND RAISED
FOR G O. P.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SOUTH BEND, Aug. 19. Charges
that at least $15,000,000 are being con
tributed to the Republican campaign
fund by selfish interests were made
today by Governor Cox in two ad
dresses opening the Indiana Demo
cratic campaign.
"That is its low mark," he said, "and
the sky apparently i3 the limit. In
Ohio $500,000 was raised in the twin
kling of an eye. They have sub
divided America into districts and in
fluential men representing selfish and
greedy interests are passing the hat.
They are trying to buy a governmental
underhold. It is a mere bagatelle com
pared to what the contributors expect
to get back."
Pleas for the league of nations, de
nunciation of what he said was the
Republican plan for a separate peace
with Germany, promises of tax reduc
tions and problems of the high cost
of living were other features of the
addresses. He spoke to laborers today
on the court house square, attended a
banquet of the Indiana Democratic
Editors' association and tonight ad
dressed another large public meeting
With Republican campaign funds a
special object of the governor's attack,
he declared Wall street interests were
planning to "emasculate" the federal
reserve act, should the Republicans
win, by providing that bankers only
shall be eligible to a federal reserve
board membership, to secure power
over credits and interest rates.
He also ured federal regulation of
packers and othr cold storage con
cerns with time limits for storage of
foodstuffs.
Discusses Paper Shortage
To the editors in his audience Gov
ernor Cox gave his views on the print
paper situation, urging reforestation,
inveighing against a print paper com
bination and declaring manipulation
and panic has contributed to the paper
shortage. He suggested federal super
vision. He also took sharp exception
to Senator Harding's depreciation of
the disappearance of political organs.
Urging an "independent press" he rai:i
Senator Harti:.Tig"K was "a dai;"Kiov.p
proposal." suggesting control of papers
by the "senate oligarchy."
Tennessee's ratification of suffrage
brought from the candidate in his ad-
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BOSTON-Charles Ponzi. money "wizard" and "Wallingford - of Boston
(carrying cane), is shown under arrest on a charge of larceny. A marshal is
with him. Below, two "rogue's gallery" views of Ponzi, taken at the time of his
arrest on a charge of forgery in Montreal. Canada, some years ago.
CAMPAIGN
Sugar Dealers
Seek Aid From
U . S . Government
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. Sugar
dealers caught in the recent price
slump with large stocks are appeal
ing to the department of justice
to save them from loss, according
to John F. Crosby, acting head of
the department's campaign to
lower the cost of living. Many
dealers who have been prohibited
from selling sugar at more than
one cent a pound profit, he said
today, complain that because they
bought sugar when prices were
high they now face heavy losses.
Unless refiners violate the Lever
act, he added, the department has
no remedy.
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FARMERS ORGANIZE
LOAN ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. Organi
zation of the "Co-operative Farmer
Borrowers" of the United States as a
national body including members ot
the 4,000 farm loan associations al
ready organized under the federal
farm loan act, has been started, the
national board of farm organizations
announced tonight. The plan arose
out of paralyzation of the federal act
as a result of the suit pending in the
supreme court to test its constitution
ality, it was said.
Local farm loan associations will be
formed into "state unions" and state
conventions will be called to name
delegates to a national convention.
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WATER SHORTAGE IN CAL.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 13. Be
cause of an acute shortage of water a'.l
cities in northern and central Cali
fornia were ordered today to curtail
their consumption of electric power 20
per cent. The order will become effec
tive at an early date, which, however,
hns not been announced. It was issuea
by the state power administrator under
authority of the state railroad com
mission. Private persons were askea
to reduce consumption of electric
er?rsy to the minimum,
HARDING
GIVE SE
SHARE IN
0FGOVER1ENT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MARION. Ohio. Aug. 19 Reaffirm
ing his faith In "party sponsorship in
government," Senator Harding said in
a speech today that his Democratic
crltfcs were correct in supposing that
If elected he would "permit the senate
to have some say In determining the
policy of - the government."
"The senate saved American nation
ality in 1919 and 1920," he said, "when
the executive proposed to surrender it.
If a Republican administration is
chosen, you can be certain that the
senate will have something to say
about the foreign relations as the con
stitution contemplates. I had rather
have the counsel of the senate than
all the political bosses.
."I want to have done with persona
government. I want to put an end to
autocracy reared in the name of de
mocracy.
The senator also referred to the sen
ate filibuster which blocked several b.-;
appropriation bills in the last days of
the Democratic congress and said trial
while he did not approve at the time
the development had saved about a
billion dollars by putting the supply
measures over into the Republican
congress.
The speech was delivered from th
front porch and was cheered by a dele
gatlon of members and former mem
bers of the Ohio legislature. It was th
second today, a group of Civil war
veterans from Kenton, Ohio, having
induced him to make a brief talk when
they paid him a noonday visit. To
tbern he reiterated his belief that it
was for American rights that the na
tion entered the World war. and added
a promise that it he were elected
there would be no surrender of na
tionality.
"The simple truth Is, and it doesn'
disparage the opini'on of anyone, tha
we went in because American right
were threatened."
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NATQRS
POWER
BOLSHEVIK TROOPS RETREAT
IN WILD CONFUSION ALONG THE
110. MILE FRONT; REDS LOSE
HEAVILY DURING
Soviets Forge
Italian Notes
To Pay Troops
noobllcan A. t Ceased Wire)
ROME. Aug. 19.Newspapers
here are publishing warnings
against forged Italian bank notes
of 1,000 lire which are being cir
culated. So admirably have the
forgers Imitated the real note that
the spurious one. are almost im
possible of detection.
It is said that some months ago
a confidential warning reached the
Italian government of a plan of the
bolshevik government to forge on
an Immense settle bank notes ot
the United States, England. Italy.
France. Spain and Greece to pay
the soviets expenditures abroad,
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CHAPMAN F1EHAL
WILL BE HELD IN
CLEVELAND TODAY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CLEVELAND, Aug. 19. Final ar
rangements for the funeral of Ray
Chapman, star baseball player, were
completed today. Because of the many
requests for eeats in the church, it
was decided to hold the services in St.
Johns cathedral. Chapman will be
buried here, the services to be private.
" Tomorrow morning's funeral serv
ices will consist of solemn high requiem
mass at 10 o'clock with the sermon by
Dr. W. A. Scullen, chancellor of the
Cleveland diocese.
Among the pall bearers will be Trls
Speaker, Manager Steve O'Neill and
Joe Wood of the- Cle'eland Indians,
and Tom Rafferty, former baseball
player. The team will attend the
funeral.
Twenty thousand six hundred and
twenty-three persons donated 10 cents
each toward the "flower from a fan"
fund. A floral basket with 2,063 flow
ers will be purchased and all money
left over will be turned over to the
Ray Chapman memorial committee.''
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J AWN M'GRAW DENIES
HE BOUGHT- WHISKEY
AT THE LAMBS CLUB
NEW YORK. Aug. 19 Denial by at
torneys for John J. McGraw, manager
of the New York Giants, that he had
purchased whiskey from the Lambs
club on August 8, featured today's in
vestigation of the occurrences at the
club, the evening before John C, Slavin.
comedy actor, was found lying injured
on the sidewalk In front of McG raw's
home.
William J. Falion, one of MeGraw's
attorneys, admitted that McGraw
'might have gotten whiskey at the
club," though he maintained that his
clfent did not purchase it of the club
Itself.
ANOTHER PONZI AGENT FOUND
MONTREAL. Aug. 19. Antonio B
saiviati. arrestea in jew York on a
Montreal warrant. Is wanted here In
connection with the collapse of the
banking firm of Z. Rossi and company
of which Charles Ponzi. Boston's
financial wizard" was a member when
it failed in 1908.
Salviati is alleged to have Jumped
his bail.
LATE TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
BANTAM CHAMP WINS
COLORADO SPRINGS. Col., Aug. 19 Pete Herman, champion bantam
weight pugilist, successfully defended his title here tonight in a 10-roun
bout with Roy Moore of Baltimore, in the opinion of ringside critics.
GENERAL GONZALES RELEASED
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 19 Ricardo Gonzales, recently reported to be lead-J
Ing- an uprising and who was arrested Monday, was released on orders from
the provisional president. He arrived yesterday for a conference with govern
ment officials asserted be desired to return to private life.
U. S. SHIP TO BALTIC PORT
CHERBOURG. Aug. 19 The U. S. S. Panther Is taking on supplies" of
ammunition here with a view to an earlier departure for the Baltic sea than
nad been anticipated. She probably will leave Saturday. 1
MEXICAN VOLCANO ACTIVE
MEXICO CITY, Aug 19 The volcano of Popocatepetl Is showing signs of
activity, smoke being visible and ashes falling on Ayotzingo, in the state of
Mexico.
HONOR ATHLETE'S MEMORY
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 19 President Hickey of the American association
announced today all association games will be stopped for five minutes to
morrow in honor of the memory of Ray Chapman.
CARRANZA DIPLOMAT FREED
MEXICO CITY. Aug. 19 Manuel Berlangi, secretary of the interior in
the cabinet under Carranza, who has been in a military hospital 'since the
death of the former executive, has been granted a writ of habeas corpus and
will be liberated tomorrow, says Excelsior.
BOYCOTT EELFAST FARMERS
BELFAST, Aug. 19 A resolution advocating a general boycott of Belfast
farms owing to alleged persecution of Catholics has just been adopted by the
Leitrim county council.
ORGANIZE ARIZONA LEAGUE
GLOBE, Aug. 19 Following a conference last night of the Globe, Miami.
Ray and Superior baseball clubs, it was announced that Globe had been
admitted to a newly organized league tentatively named the Arizona State
league, which will open a series of 12 games next Sunday. Globe and Miami
will play at Globe, and Ray and Superior at Ray.
ARMY PLANE REACHES FAIRBANKS
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 19 Four army airplanes en tvute from
Mineola. N. Y., to Nome. Alaska, arrived here together at noon, having
traveled the 250 miles from Dawson, Y. T., in two hours. The planes made a
perfect landing leading- up in front of a grand stand where 5.000 persons were
assembled to greet them. Captain St. Cla.ir ytreet, commanding the expedition
announced that the planes will be here three days.
POLISH DRIVES
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WARSAW. Aug. 19. The Polish of
fensive is in full swlmg. More than
1,000 prisoners, 30 cannon, 30t machine
guns and thousands of supply carts
have been captured. The Poles have
occupied Plonsk, Pultusk and Wyskow.
Owing to the Polish pressure from the
northeast it is reported that the bol
shevik! are withdrawing their forces,
which reached the Vistula, south of the
Prussian border and to the northwest
of Warsaw.
The Warsaw sector rapidly is being
cleared. North And northeast of the
capital the reds are being shoved back
by the Poles, who are following thera
up all along the front, using artillery
in such quantities as to cause gret
confusion among the invaders, who are
on the run.
To the east the bolshevik! are "re
ported to be making their way across
the Bug. Siedlece waa taken by the
Poles Wednesday.
Poles Advance 60 Miles
PARIS, Aug. 19. Polish forces are
advancing with undiminished speed
along the line running from north of
Warsaw to Wlodawa. about 110 mile
southeast of Warsaw. Principal in
terest, however, attaches to the man
vers of General Pllsudskl's fo
Massed reserves which he had cf
trated at Ivangorod have advar
miles in three days and affer;
junction with another army cn . t
from Cholm. United, these arm;."
within 18 miles of Brest-LHov-miles
east of Warsaw, at rio n
nesday, and row probably ) ,.
occupied that Important center. t -i
o
d
re-
cotn-
municatiois which the red. late. Wed
nesday night were reported, to B
evacuating. :
The Initial tactical aim of this man
euver, say military experts. Is more
than attained, as the left wing of tne
bolshevik army, based on Brest-Litovsk.
has become separated, the red center
is being held before the forts cf
saw and on the right they are rej t
in a critical condition.
Reds Hard Pressed -t
According to the latest new? a
Poles have almost reached the!' t
objective the course of the middl
below Brest-Lltovsk. Once attalr
Is believed the retreat of the be
vlk!, concentrated In the Sledlac
gion, will be cut off and they w
left with only one way to retire t
the Bug This is by way of the Wa,
Bialystok high road.
North of the Narew, the PolH' '
wing is continuing to adrance &
now well up in the work betwee
Narew and Bug, making a conv
attack on the Pultusk brldgehoa i,
the center, the Poles are driving -
reds back on the upper Bug between
Chiechanow and Drohlczyn.
Near Thorn, in the Danzig corridor,
northeast of Warsaw, fresh troops have
appeared. They surrounded the red de
tachments, which reached the Vistula
and removed all danger to communica
tion between Warsaw and Danzig by
the Vistula and also cleared the rail
road . from Danzig to Soldau.
1 Poles Refuse Armistice
LONDON. Aug. 19. Polish delegates
at the Minsk conference have refused
to accept a peace condition advanced
by the soviet for the disarmament of
the Polish army unless the Russians
disarm, says a wireless from Berlin
quoting a report from Minsk.
Soviets Growing Calm
MOSCOW, Aug. 19. "We are not
conquerors and shall evacuate Polish
territory immediately Poland gives us
guarantees that the Polish republic has
abandoned its aggressive policy and is
resolved to commence peaceful con
structive work."
This was a statement made by M.
Danisevsky. chairman of the soviet ar
mistice delegation at the opening of
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